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Forum: Life after FIRE 03-27-2015, 11:56 PM
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Posted By youbet
+1 Our last cat (Paddy O'Kitty) passed a few...

+1

Our last cat (Paddy O'Kitty) passed a few years ago. We were in our early 60's and made the same decision you folks did and decided to become pet-free. It was a bit of a problem for a while but...
Forum: Stock Picking (Individual Security Analysis) 03-26-2015, 02:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 576
Posted By youbet
There is a lot of distance between "day trading"...

There is a lot of distance between "day trading" and "buy and hold." Those certainly aren't the only alternatives!
Forum: FIRE and Money 03-26-2015, 01:56 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,444
Posted By youbet
Great example!

Great example!
Forum: Other topics 03-26-2015, 01:11 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 873
Posted By youbet
And they would know better than to tread on your...

And they would know better than to tread on your lawn!
Forum: FIRE and Money 03-26-2015, 01:01 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,444
Posted By youbet
And assuming higher quality service would indeed...

And assuming higher quality service would indeed take you to the correct answer. I agree, not reading "food" into the answer eliminates the potential for negative bias regarding "fast food" and...
Forum: Other topics 03-26-2015, 12:41 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 873
Posted By youbet
+1 There's a time for most...

+1

There's a time for most everything....... :)
Forum: Other topics 03-26-2015, 12:32 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 873
Posted By youbet
My son was an engineering co-op at a large state...

My son was an engineering co-op at a large state university. We had an understanding of how much I would contribute financially during his five years. After his freshman year, he pretty much managed...
Forum: Other topics 03-26-2015, 12:07 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 10,398
Posted By youbet
You're not considering all the alternatives...

You're not considering all the alternatives rodi.......

You don't necessarily have to be a "soft parent" in order for the kids to like you. Rather than that, I just gave some thought to how I...
Forum: FIRE and Money 03-26-2015, 11:39 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,444
Posted By youbet
20/20. Not a single question seemed anything...

20/20. Not a single question seemed anything other than obvious. There was a clear bias towards free market economics to keep in mind and, as always, it was important to not read anything into the...
Forum: FIRE and Money 03-09-2015, 07:20 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 15,052
Posted By youbet
+1 While I admire the folks able to have a...

+1

While I admire the folks able to have a joyful retirement on less than $20k (for a couple), that's not us. $75k is more like it and if you don't have a pension or substantial SS, it takes 2.5...
Forum: Other topics 02-22-2015, 09:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 566
Posted By youbet
Start with B. They'll tell him if he needs to go...

Start with B. They'll tell him if he needs to go to A.

I'm curious if there will be issues because he was in a temp job. Keep us posted.
Forum: FIRE and Money 02-20-2015, 04:02 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,699
Posted By youbet
During grad school at Tennessee in the early...

During grad school at Tennessee in the early 70's, TA's were allowed to participate in "faculty lunch." This was a pretty nice buffet for $1 offered every weekday. I'd eat until I could eat no more...
Forum: FIRE and Money 02-20-2015, 10:33 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 798
Posted By youbet
Is your pension COLA'd and what is your age? I'd...

Is your pension COLA'd and what is your age? I'd be more concerned about inflation risk than the risk of the PBGC going out of existence anytime soon.


The emotional, subjective jabber about...
Forum: Travel Information 02-09-2015, 12:07 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,509
Posted By youbet
Strongly disagree. DW and I like BOTH. ...

Strongly disagree.

DW and I like BOTH.

Dry camping in National Forest campgrounds in the Big Horn Mountains followed by a deluxe suite in the Old Faithful Inn at Yellowstone (with all...
Forum: Other topics 02-04-2015, 12:24 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,744
Posted By youbet
Thanks for that info. The problem I have...

Thanks for that info.

The problem I have using devices like these is that I would need to activate and pay for caller ID. My landline is a cheapo $10/mo + tax ATT plan and I have NO add-on...
Forum: Other topics 02-04-2015, 11:36 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,744
Posted By youbet
Our town has a very strict policy that...

Our town has a very strict policy that door-to-door solicitors must receive a permit from the village and wear the tag where it can be easily seen. It's hard to get the village to issue a permit...
Forum: Other topics 02-04-2015, 11:18 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,744
Posted By youbet
If I pick up the phone, which I seldom do, and...

If I pick up the phone, which I seldom do, and it's a sales pitch I also immediately hang up. But here the calls NEVER stop coming. The same robo-calls appear on my answering machine day after day...
Forum: FIRE and Money 02-04-2015, 10:58 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,369
Posted By youbet
Sounds like Vanguard has their act together in...

Sounds like Vanguard has their act together in this regard. Schwab does the same thing and I suspect all brokerage houses do.

If your brokerage does not officially take the position that each...
Forum: FIRE and Money 02-01-2015, 02:29 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 8,649
Posted By youbet
Are you saying that your company is offering...

Are you saying that your company is offering partially paid training (say apprenticeships or apprenticeship-like programs) to high school grads and none are accepting? Rather they are all going off...
Forum: FIRE and Money 01-30-2015, 11:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,277
Posted By youbet
Yep, it's 9 months.

Yep, it's 9 months.
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 01-13-2015, 10:26 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,692
Posted By youbet
I have an expensive, no deductible, no co-pay...

I have an expensive, no deductible, no co-pay Medicare Supplement plan. I think I could actually save money by going to a plan with lower premiums but with a deductible or co-pay. But my plan...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 01-13-2015, 10:19 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,692
Posted By youbet
I like your system gauss. But, OP has the...

I like your system gauss. But, OP has the complication that he's not just trying to get a bill balance reduced to zero, he's trying to get a refund of money already paid. Doc's billing dept knows...
Forum: FIRE and Money 01-13-2015, 09:56 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,351
Posted By youbet
While I agree with the comments that PIPs...

While I agree with the comments that PIPs frequently result in termination, it would be worthwhile to know what kind of performance issues were stated on this PIP and what kind of remedies were...
Forum: Other topics 01-13-2015, 09:32 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,375
Posted By youbet
We give cash to Salvation Army (generously) and...

We give cash to Salvation Army (generously) and goods to Goodwill (as we have surplus "stuff").

In my research and regular dealings with both agencies, I find them doing a good job.
Forum: FIRE and Money 01-12-2015, 11:59 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,690
Posted By youbet
+1 And furthermore (setting married couple...

+1

And furthermore (setting married couple claiming strategies aside), you can't know how things will actually work out until the years have gone by because:

1. You don't know how long you'll...
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