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Forum: Health and Early Retirement 11-22-2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,037
Posted By Helen
How was it for you before the ACA? Without the...

How was it for you before the ACA? Without the ACA, my only option would have been the high risk pool, and that would have been very expensive. In other states, I would have been uninsurable.
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 11-22-2014, 08:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,037
Posted By Helen
Thank you, Brat. This is more helpful than the...

Thank you, Brat. This is more helpful than the information I received from their online chat.

The first time I 'chatted' with someone I asked them what would happen if I had bronchitis...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 11-22-2014, 11:44 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,037
Posted By Helen
You might be right on this, but it really ticks...

You might be right on this, but it really ticks me off that I have to pay a monthly premium and high deductibles and still not be covered everywhere in the US.

I'm struggling with this right...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 11-22-2014, 10:00 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,078
Posted By Helen
I did this test on myself and was surprised by...

I did this test on myself and was surprised by the results. I had a cholesterol blood test taken while on the pescatarian diet, then I switched to a vegan diet the next day. 10 weeks later I had...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 11-21-2014, 02:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,071
Posted By Helen
Yes, I have to send documentation in this year...

Yes, I have to send documentation in this year for proof of 2015 income. I was on COBRA last year so I can't speak for 2014, but I read posts on this site that people had to validate their income. ...
Forum: Life after FIRE 11-20-2014, 05:21 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,555
Posted By Helen
Congratulations! To retire at 40 is a huge...

Congratulations! To retire at 40 is a huge accomplishment. I hope you have many healthy and happy decades ahead of you.
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 11-20-2014, 09:32 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,130
Posted By Helen
I have two very expensive hearing aids sitting in...

I have two very expensive hearing aids sitting in a drawer. I quit wearing them after I quit working. My hearing has actually really improved since I have retired (I have Meniere's related hearing...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 11-20-2014, 09:19 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,019
Posted By Helen
Mike, thank you for sharing your story. You have...

Mike, thank you for sharing your story. You have reinforced my strong desire to donate anything anyone can use from my body once I no longer need them. Best of luck to you, you are in my thoughts....
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 11-18-2014, 11:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,071
Posted By Helen
I called the help line for a second time and...

I called the help line for a second time and again had no wait time. The person helping me could not pull up my application so he suggested I delete the application and create a new one. I did that...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 11-17-2014, 09:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,071
Posted By Helen
Yes, they gave up on CoverOregon and sent us to...

Yes, they gave up on CoverOregon and sent us to healthcare.gov for 2015.
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 11-17-2014, 03:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,071
Posted By Helen
I will need to wear a hat as I am now bald headed...

I will need to wear a hat as I am now bald headed from ripping my hair out. I too have been in an infinite loop of answering the same questions over and over. I was able to do a phone confirmation...
Forum: Other topics 11-14-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,992
Posted By Helen
I had the unfortunate experience of crossing...

I had the unfortunate experience of crossing paths with a psychopath in college. It was an awful experience. The only way to deal with a psychopath or narcissist is to go no contact; cut off all...
Forum: Travel Information 10-16-2014, 09:52 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 6,589
Posted By Helen
We just drove from Portland, Oregon (my spouse,...

We just drove from Portland, Oregon (my spouse, 17 year old dog and I) to Banff and Jasper Canada. We were gone for 13 days. We brought the majority of our own food, but didn't include it in our...
Forum: Other topics 10-15-2014, 08:55 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,847
Posted By Helen
I'm so sorry for your loss. Please take comfort...

I'm so sorry for your loss. Please take comfort in the fact that you provided a good home to your beloved dog.
Forum: Other topics 10-14-2014, 11:38 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,509
Posted By Helen
I selected a VCR to purchase back in the 80s. ...

I selected a VCR to purchase back in the 80s. The salesperson wrote up the receipt and told me it would be X amount plus Y amount for the extended warranty. I told him I didn't want an extended...
Forum: Travel Information 10-14-2014, 09:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 351
Posted By Helen
Great post, anethum! I took a Flying Kiwi...

Great post, anethum! I took a Flying Kiwi Adventure Tour last year and hiked the Routeburn Track as part of the trip. It was incredible! We did have to reserve spots in the huts in advance in...
Forum: Life after FIRE 09-03-2014, 04:33 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,812
Posted By Helen
Another vote for being on call. And those...

Another vote for being on call.

And those horrible, soul sucking computer upgrades that started Friday evening and went into Sunday. The following week was always hell week.
Forum: Other topics 06-02-2014, 11:58 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,325
Posted By Helen
I'd have to go with: Ann Wilson (Heart) ...

I'd have to go with:

Ann Wilson (Heart)

And another vote for Freddie Mercury
Forum: Life after FIRE 06-02-2014, 07:39 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,345
Posted By Helen
Congratulations!!!! I hope you enjoy your...

Congratulations!!!! I hope you enjoy your retirement to the fullest!
Forum: Life after FIRE 05-24-2014, 10:52 PM
Replies: 15,685
Views: 737,382
Posted By Helen
Morel mushrooms were prized higher than gold in...

Morel mushrooms were prized higher than gold in my family. I'd give a lot to go back about 45 years and spend a day with my Mom, Dad and brother hunting morels at the cabin in Michigan.
Forum: FIRE and Money 05-04-2014, 03:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,642
Posted By Helen
Thank you for the link. I sent it to my niece and...

Thank you for the link. I sent it to my niece and nephew. I especially liked this quote:
Forum: Life after FIRE 05-03-2014, 08:13 PM
Replies: 15,685
Views: 737,382
Posted By Helen
Wow, I'm thinking it doesn't get much better than...

Wow, I'm thinking it doesn't get much better than that!
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 04-30-2014, 10:18 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,911
Posted By Helen
I was really addicted to nicotine. I started...

I was really addicted to nicotine. I started smoking in my teens. The first time I quit was in college and I only made it a couple of days. After graduating I quit for 11 months. I continued to...
Forum: FIRE and Money 04-24-2014, 10:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 874
Posted By Helen
Gotta be Edward Jones. A coworker was...

Gotta be Edward Jones.

A coworker was explaining to me how her neighbor came to her door and showed her and her husband these great charts of how much money they could be making... She ended...
Forum: FIRE and Money 04-19-2014, 09:35 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 8,703
Posted By Helen
You will never have the financial security to...

You will never have the financial security to know that any "realistic" set of special events for you or those around you will be addressed.

I am glad you are here, but what drew you to the...
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