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Forum: Travel Information Today, 11:02 AM
Replies: 35
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Posted By akck
Bigger is better: Airlines expanding overhead...

Bigger is better: Airlines expanding overhead bins in response to common complaint - TODAY.com...
Forum: Other topics Yesterday, 03:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 371
Posted By akck
That was before we wised up. It was always fun...

That was before we wised up. It was always fun smelling what you fried 2 days earlier when entering the house. ;D We use the side burner for little jobs and turkey fryer for big ones now.
Forum: Other topics Yesterday, 01:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 371
Posted By akck
One thing about cast iron grills is that they...

One thing about cast iron grills is that they will rust if you live in a wet area. My new grill has stainless steel grills which look like they'll hold up for a long time. I found a brush that has...
Forum: Other topics Yesterday, 01:00 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,088
Posted By akck
Next time, I'd key on the vulgar language,...

Next time, I'd key on the vulgar language, interrupting her every time she used it, say it's not appropriate language for the group. Eventually, she'll get the hint, move to talk to others who don't...
Forum: Travel Information Yesterday, 12:47 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 902
Posted By akck
From my experience, as long as it fits in the...

From my experience, as long as it fits in the overhead bins, it's okay. They seem more restrictive on number of carry-ons per passenger, but if the plane isn't full, they'll let it slide.
Forum: Other topics 07-27-2016, 12:52 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 5,525
Posted By akck
That doesn't work for around a pool. You can...

That doesn't work for around a pool. You can only fit a finite number of chairs around a pool.
Forum: Other topics 07-27-2016, 12:44 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 5,525
Posted By akck
At the resort in Mexico we've stayed at, it's...

At the resort in Mexico we've stayed at, it's chairs around the pools that's a problem. We've gone down to breakfast, seeing at least half the chairs reserved. Upon returning to our room and...
Forum: Travel Information 07-27-2016, 01:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 263
Posted By akck
I've gotten foreign currency at Wells Fargo...

I've gotten foreign currency at Wells Fargo banks. You take a slight hit on the exchange rate. You can find out which branches offer foreign currency and find their current exchange rates at their...
Forum: Life after FIRE 07-26-2016, 12:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,501
Posted By akck
For those of you who have some time to go, I...

For those of you who have some time to go, I broke time down into tasks. For instance, that was the second to last quarterly report I had to do, or only three more month-end closings to go. Small...
Forum: FIRE and Money 07-14-2016, 11:59 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,912
Posted By akck
It will go up 2 months after you sell in disgust,...

It will go up 2 months after you sell in disgust, but not before patting yourself on your back after it slightly drops the day after you sell.
Forum: Other topics 07-12-2016, 01:06 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,810
Posted By akck
+1

+1
Forum: FIRE and Money 07-05-2016, 02:40 AM
Replies: 313
Views: 24,050
Posted By akck
Just looked at Credit Karma. AMEX is shown as...

Just looked at Credit Karma. AMEX is shown as being closed, age of credit history went down and % utilization went up. Costco Citi not mentioned. Of course my score went down. If it works like they...
Forum: Life after FIRE 06-26-2016, 05:33 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,714
Posted By akck
I stopped wearing a watch shortly after I got my...

I stopped wearing a watch shortly after I got my first smartphone. It was a few months after retiring that I forgot what day of the week it was, which then became forgetting what week of the month...
Forum: FIRE and Money 06-21-2016, 10:04 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,587
Posted By akck
Yes, but Credit Karma to this point has been a...

Yes, but Credit Karma to this point has been a low risk. I use them because I can run a new check weekly. Most credit cards only provide a score each month. In addition, if there is an...
Forum: Life after FIRE 06-20-2016, 01:49 PM
Replies: 1,501
Views: 90,063
Posted By akck
Our old Golden Retriever is having trouble going...

Our old Golden Retriever is having trouble going up and down our deck stairs (likely arthritis). Over the years, a slight sag to the steps caused them to slope down, which adds to their use. So...
Forum: FIRE and Money 06-16-2016, 10:44 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,397
Posted By akck
Unfortunately for us, we need to. Garbage pick up...

Unfortunately for us, we need to. Garbage pick up occurs between 7-8 am for us and we can't put it out until after 5 am due to bears. Once DW stops working later this year, Tuesday will be the only...
Forum: FIRE and Money 06-14-2016, 05:21 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,948
Posted By akck
We're about 90% invested in equities and 10%...

We're about 90% invested in equities and 10% cash. We'll both have pensions and SS. When all income streams come online, they'll exceed our expenses for a long period, so we'll likely keep a high...
Forum: Other topics 06-11-2016, 10:29 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,111
Posted By akck
Get multiple certified copies of the death...

Get multiple certified copies of the death certificate. Banks and brokers require them and usually keep it for their records. When my FIL died, I believe 8 were gotten. We ended up getting another in...
Forum: Travel Information 06-09-2016, 12:38 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,288
Posted By akck
Many years ago, I booked a hotel with a travel...

Many years ago, I booked a hotel with a travel agent, long before the online options available today. Everything was good except the travel agent booked the reservation for one day less than what was...
Forum: Other topics 06-03-2016, 01:36 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 890
Posted By akck
The simplest way to get close to a corner is to...

The simplest way to get close to a corner is to have 2 permanent structures that are some distance apart, and have a distance and bearing to the corner. You can then make two arcs in the location...
Forum: FIRE and Money 06-03-2016, 12:59 AM
Replies: 313
Views: 24,050
Posted By akck
The only advantage is it keeps your % of credit...

The only advantage is it keeps your % of credit card use lower. A spike up in utilization might drop your credit score a point or two. It also keeps my bank balance low. I try to make payments...
Forum: FIRE and Money 06-02-2016, 10:48 PM
Replies: 313
Views: 24,050
Posted By akck
We received ours. We normally pay off the...

We received ours.

We normally pay off the last statement balance plus most of the charges made during the month following, prior to the payment due date. I think this time, we'll only pay the...
Forum: Other topics 05-24-2016, 11:49 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,046
Posted By akck
I've done it with no ill effects that I know of....

I've done it with no ill effects that I know of. Years ago, I remember seeing synthetic/regular oil blends being sold. It's probably why I've mixed it in the past. Now, I just use synthetic.

In...
Forum: FIRE and Money 05-21-2016, 03:36 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,193
Posted By akck
We used to have Allstate for home and auto. After...

We used to have Allstate for home and auto. After years of stable payments, rates started to go up about every other year with no claims. We were able to keep premiums stable by upping the...
Forum: FIRE and Money 05-17-2016, 01:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 640
Posted By akck
I believe he has the option to pay back SS in his...

I believe he has the option to pay back SS in his first year. This will allow him to get a higher benefit when he applies again.


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