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Forum: Life after FIRE 04-16-2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 688
Posted By JakeBrake
Did anyone mention heat, humidity, stray/feral...

Did anyone mention heat, humidity, stray/feral dogs?
Forum: Other topics 04-12-2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 4,137
Posted By JakeBrake
Back in the day, I was assigned to a team that...

Back in the day, I was assigned to a team that was inventorying surplus complex MegaCorp equipment. I was the local rep. The rest of the team flew in from HQ. They were all engineers. The HQ...
Forum: Other topics 04-06-2014, 06:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 599
Posted By JakeBrake
I rent from Hertz frequently and, occasionally, I...

I rent from Hertz frequently and, occasionally, I suspect that someone may have been smoking. I just go ahead and drive it. Hertz has never looked at (or smelled) a car that I returned, except one...
Forum: Other topics 03-28-2014, 08:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 672
Posted By JakeBrake
I'm sure the government is delighted by people...

I'm sure the government is delighted by people who never cash their savings bonds. I know they won't come looking for you and encourage you to cash your bonds.

My late mother had several thousand...
Forum: Other topics 03-26-2014, 08:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 406
Posted By JakeBrake
We use Hertz/AAA for our high mileage road trips...

We use Hertz/AAA for our high mileage road trips of at least a week and a couple thousand miles. I research car rental prices before every trip, and, so far, Hertz/AAA has had the best prices. We...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 03-17-2014, 08:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 428
Posted By JakeBrake
This happened recently to a member of my church....

This happened recently to a member of my church. She was an elderly lady in good physical and mental condition living alone in her own home. An intruder broke into her house. She pushed the button...
Forum: FIRE and Money 03-16-2014, 06:57 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,071
Posted By JakeBrake
The only time I've ever paid someone to cut my...

The only time I've ever paid someone to cut my grass was in the Spring of 2011 when I broke my ankle and was laid up for several weeks. I mow a total of about three acres. The front yard is about an...
Forum: Travel Information 03-10-2014, 08:20 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,410
Posted By JakeBrake
DW and I prefer motels where you can park at your...

DW and I prefer motels where you can park at your front door, preferably on the first floor. These days that usually means the older low end chains or mom and pop motels. We stay away from the big...
Forum: FIRE and Money 03-09-2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 780
Posted By JakeBrake
I have completed my Turbotax for 2013, but I have...

I have completed my Turbotax for 2013, but I have not yet submitted. I owe money, but, so far, Turbotax has not said anything about a penalty. I have used Turbotax for many years. I had a small...
Forum: Life after FIRE 02-20-2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 13,812
Views: 614,633
Posted By JakeBrake
This is a very common situation. You can't get a...

This is a very common situation. You can't get a VA marker until you are dead. The usual scenario is that the veteran is a male and he dies before his wife. The wife then orders a dual VA marker....
Forum: Other topics 02-14-2014, 08:51 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,352
Posted By JakeBrake
I was a member of the national test group for...

I was a member of the national test group for Salk polio vaccine at my elementary school in about the fifth or sixth grade.

They never told the parents who had the real vaccine and who had the...
Forum: Other topics 02-12-2014, 07:07 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 921
Posted By JakeBrake
Normally, I use Outlook on my desktop. If I'm not...

Normally, I use Outlook on my desktop. If I'm not at my desktop, I log on to the same account through my yahoo account which was BellSouth and is now AT&T. I also have a secondary yahoo account. The...
Forum: Other topics 02-10-2014, 07:31 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 921
Posted By JakeBrake
My Yahoo email through AT&T seems to be working....

My Yahoo email through AT&T seems to be working. This is a secondary account for me.
Forum: Other topics 02-07-2014, 10:07 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 3,342
Posted By JakeBrake
Did you consider an All-In-One Dell desktop? I'm...

Did you consider an All-In-One Dell desktop? I'm using a 2004 Dell desktop running XP, so I will have to buy a replacement soon.

I may buy whatever looks good on QVC.:)
Forum: FIRE and Money 02-04-2014, 08:51 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,941
Posted By JakeBrake
The numbers are from Quicken for the past 12...

The numbers are from Quicken for the past 12 months.

Cable TV $935.54
Garbage $84
Electric $3,363.00 (All electric 3,000 sq. ft. house. Two HVAC systems)
Telephone $779.14 (landline with DSL)...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 02-03-2014, 01:05 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,345
Posted By JakeBrake
This is only true if your LTC plan in to rely on...

This is only true if your LTC plan in to rely on Medicaid.
Forum: Life after FIRE 02-01-2014, 10:02 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,776
Posted By JakeBrake
When I retired from MegaCorp in 2007. I received...

When I retired from MegaCorp in 2007. I received my severance check and my lump sump pension check within a few days. These are the largest paper checks I've ever seen with my name on them.

No...
Forum: Other topics 01-28-2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,113
Posted By JakeBrake
$275 in November 2012 to pump a 1200 gallon...

$275 in November 2012 to pump a 1200 gallon septic tank. This is part of an aerobic septic system. The company I use specializes in aerobic septic systems. I call them when the aerator needs repair....
Forum: FIRE and Money 01-01-2014, 08:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,144
Posted By JakeBrake
My parents were the same age within a couple of...

My parents were the same age within a couple of months, but my mother outlived my father by 22 years. They were both already retired when he died. Her brother was a CFA who handled her finances ably....
Forum: Other topics 12-30-2013, 08:27 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,893
Posted By JakeBrake
I support three AT&T "freebie" flip phones on the...

I support three AT&T "freebie" flip phones on the voice family plan. Pay as you go data is the default option. If someone pushed the wrong buttons the phones would be off to the internet/data races....
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 12-22-2013, 09:40 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,139
Posted By JakeBrake
Had my third colonoscopy at five year intervals...

Had my third colonoscopy at five year intervals in 2010. This time Doc discovered a couple of polyps (which were removed) and diverticulosis. I was told to come back in 2015.

So, in 2011 I had a...
Forum: Life after FIRE 12-22-2013, 05:49 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 3,416
Posted By JakeBrake
Amazingly accurate!

Amazingly accurate!
Forum: Other topics 12-20-2013, 11:39 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 3,210
Posted By JakeBrake
Don't blame Target. I haven't been to Target in...

Don't blame Target. I haven't been to Target in months, but last week I Discovered $9K of fraudulent charges on my Discover Card. I suspect a local restaurant, but I have no evidence to back that up...
Forum: Other topics 12-16-2013, 08:40 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,488
Posted By JakeBrake
I've worn these Wrangler jeans from Shepler's for...

I've worn these Wrangler jeans from Shepler's for many years. I usually buy four pair at a time. Back in the day they were made in the USA, but not these days.

Wrangler Jeans - 31MWZ Relaxed Fit...
Forum: Young Dreamers 12-12-2013, 08:27 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,053
Posted By JakeBrake
Back in the day one of my many assignments while...

Back in the day one of my many assignments while I was employed by Megacorp was to administer the sale of high value scrap (aluminum, copper, gold, silver, platinum, etc.) generated by Megacorp...
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