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Forum: Health and Early Retirement 11-22-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 174
Posted By Tadpole
Maybe someone else can help. You lost me. I don't...

Maybe someone else can help. You lost me. I don't see the input you describe at the site.
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 11-22-2014, 02:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 174
Posted By Tadpole
click "Add to Comparison" below the plan. Then...

click "Add to Comparison" below the plan. Then and click "View Comparison (#)" at either the top or bottom. (#) is the number of policies being compared.
Forum: FIRE and Money 11-20-2014, 03:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 746
Posted By Tadpole
And I wouldn't waste time obsessing on the...

And I wouldn't waste time obsessing on the fairness of grandfather type clauses, especially 30 year old political ones.
Forum: FIRE and Money 11-20-2014, 03:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 746
Posted By Tadpole
chercat: I see you aired this same question at...

chercat: I see you aired this same question at Bogleheads earlier this month with a similar discussion and unofficial interpretations of eligibility. Dollar-wise I don't think it affects your...
Forum: FIRE and Money 11-19-2014, 08:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 746
Posted By Tadpole
"The worker must have been eligible to receive a...

"The worker must have been eligible to receive a retirement or disability pension payment (either monthly or lump sum) from the pension plan before 1986 for the WEP exemption to apply."

chercat,...
Forum: FIRE and Money 11-19-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 746
Posted By Tadpole
Calculators: Online Calculator (WEP Version)...

Calculators: Online Calculator (WEP Version) (http://www.ssa.gov/retire2/anyPiaWepjs04.htm)

The amount you gave appears to be the monthly pension value of your payout. If so, get your actual SS...
Forum: FIRE and Money 11-19-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 746
Posted By Tadpole
According to the NEA faqs, it depends on your...

According to the NEA faqs, it depends on your vesting/eligibility:

NEA - FAQs About the Windfall Elimination Provision (http://www.nea.org/home/17745.htm)
Forum: Other topics 11-09-2014, 01:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 308
Posted By Tadpole
My MIL turned 98 week before last. Two more years...

My MIL turned 98 week before last. Two more years and she will be my first.
Forum: FIRE and Money 10-27-2014, 11:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 355
Posted By Tadpole
ShopSafe at Bank of America. (Generated number...

ShopSafe at Bank of America. (Generated number has it's own limit and expiration. Also allows only one entity to charge to it.)
Forum: Life after FIRE 10-23-2014, 08:25 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 6,692
Posted By Tadpole
In my case that 3% translates to 0.5% of pension....

In my case that 3% translates to 0.5% of pension. (CSRS cohorts would be even less.)

Not that I wouldn't prefer a 1.7% for HI.
Forum: Other topics 10-21-2014, 05:26 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,483
Posted By Tadpole
Freedom's just another word for nothing left to...

Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose.
Forum: FIRE and Money 10-17-2014, 08:37 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,917
Posted By Tadpole
rothlev, No WEP doesn't do that. It simply...

rothlev, No WEP doesn't do that. It simply attempts to place wage cohorts on the same bend point. But that was not the subject of my comment which still stands in the GPO discussion. In the GPO...
Forum: FIRE and Money 10-17-2014, 08:12 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,917
Posted By Tadpole
I never understand the thinking unless it comes...

I never understand the thinking unless it comes from lack of expertise in the SS system. My husband and I both paid into SS for over 40 years. As the higher earner I will also lose 100% of his SS if...
Forum: FIRE and Money 10-09-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,105
Posted By Tadpole
I have matured CD money at PenFed. I didn't buy a...

I have matured CD money at PenFed. I didn't buy a new CD because I was waiting to see if they would offer an after Christmas present on rates. However, I have recently received ads from them about...
Forum: Other topics 10-05-2014, 02:25 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,200
Posted By Tadpole
I had a similar problem. Rebooting the router...

I had a similar problem. Rebooting the router helped quite a bit. (Linksys E4200)
Forum: Other topics 09-22-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 1,994
Posted By Tadpole
Bicycle, skates, hoola hoop, pickup sticks.

Bicycle, skates, hoola hoop, pickup sticks.
Forum: FIRE and Money 09-16-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 11,220
Posted By Tadpole
"Defining Rich in America" Tadpoles are...

"Defining Rich in America"

Tadpoles are rich.

And all kinds of nutritious to bigger fish and amphibians.
Forum: FIRE and Money 09-14-2014, 08:01 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 7,326
Posted By Tadpole
Premiums $792/mo (includes $99/mo dental); ...

Premiums $792/mo (includes $99/mo dental);
Total yearly cost (premiums + prescriptions) ~$12,000
Forum: Stock Picking (Individual Security Analysis) 09-13-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,845
Posted By Tadpole
Back in the 80s when I was working for the DOD in...

Back in the 80s when I was working for the DOD in CA, I became acquainted with contract engineers whose description of their work-life was one of moving up and down the CA coast wherever the...
Forum: Other topics 09-12-2014, 03:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 960
Posted By Tadpole
10. You find yourself drawn to articles with...

10. You find yourself drawn to articles with names like "Signs You Need to Immediately Retire".
11. You change the projection assumptions to bring your portfolio in line with the 95% probable...
Forum: FIRE and Money 09-11-2014, 10:12 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 982
Posted By Tadpole
I'd like to suggest people read the following...

I'd like to suggest people read the following paper by Peter Diamond and Peter Orszag for perspective on GPO/WEP which came out of a recommendation made by the Greenspan Commission in the 80's. It...
Forum: Other topics 09-11-2014, 09:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 272
Posted By Tadpole
I go with the "e" if the word is small case and...

I go with the "e" if the word is small case and the individual is a non-professional. I go with the "o" when the term is associated with a professional person or company. So Meryl is an "Advisor" and...
Forum: Other topics 09-09-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 804
Posted By Tadpole
Comcast 28.14 Mbps down 5.82 up. My bill only...

Comcast 28.14 Mbps down 5.82 up. My bill only says "high speed internet" but the monthly charge is consistent with the Performance tier. We get very slow page loads in browsers though - computers?,...
Forum: FIRE and Money 09-06-2014, 12:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,696
Posted By Tadpole
Those who found NFCU user friendly, please...

Those who found NFCU user friendly, please enlighten me. I don't remember such a struggle. Signing up for membership was easy for a retired civilian worker. Buying a CD using ACH cannot be done. I...
Forum: FIRE and Money 09-01-2014, 07:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,497
Posted By Tadpole
Yes the calculator at the website gives the...

Yes the calculator at the website gives the factors I would expect, including the monthly factors. AnyPIA gives the right numbers at the age 70 endpoint. That wasn't the issue with it's result.
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