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Forum: Life after FIRE 02-19-2015, 11:13 AM
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Posted By homestead
Using excessive flux in sweating pipes and not...

Using excessive flux in sweating pipes and not wiping off the excess can cause pinholes. Flux is corrosive to copper.
Forum: Hi, I am... 02-13-2015, 09:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 759
Posted By homestead
I think you are correct!

I think you are correct!
Forum: Other topics 12-21-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,077
Posted By homestead
Anyone caught doing this should have to appear...

Anyone caught doing this should have to appear before Judge Judy.
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 12-19-2014, 12:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 479
Posted By homestead
Don't understand, how could a plan previous to...

Don't understand, how could a plan previous to 2014 ACA be purchased on the Marketplace? Were some plans rolled into ACA as they were? Anyway, I did not receive any premium credit for 2014. I have...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 12-19-2014, 12:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 479
Posted By homestead
I applied for ACA last year and showed I was...

I applied for ACA last year and showed I was going to take a large IRA distribution in January which gave me more than enough income for the year to stay out of Medicaid but that is where they put...
Forum: Other topics 12-09-2014, 03:15 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,242
Posted By homestead
The day my wife and I were born again! ...

The day my wife and I were born again!
Everything changed after that.
Forum: Other topics 12-06-2014, 09:59 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,470
Posted By homestead
That is pretty cool. My wife had always wanted a...

That is pretty cool. My wife had always wanted a Lincoln Log set when she
was little so I got her a set early on in our marriage. 35 years later she plays it with our grand kids when they come...
Forum: FIRE and Money 12-04-2014, 10:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,657
Posted By homestead
I recently updated to Quicken 2015 and was...

I recently updated to Quicken 2015 and was surprised all my Quicken 2005 imported directly and successfully. What a relief.
Forum: Other topics 11-27-2014, 11:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 694
Posted By homestead
NSA is finished reading all your old emails so...

NSA is finished reading all your old emails so they are putting them back now.
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 11-14-2014, 05:38 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 9,863
Posted By homestead
Just got notification of my increase for a...

Just got notification of my increase for a pre-ACA BCBS HSA plan for Oregon.
rate was 263 , new rate is 295
Surprisingly they did make some changes to make it more ACA compliant.
Forum: Other topics 11-09-2014, 03:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 358
Posted By homestead
My grandmother lived to be 102 years old. She...

My grandmother lived to be 102 years old. She had $2000 dollars left
in her nest egg after all her expenses were paid.
Forum: Life after FIRE 11-04-2014, 05:40 PM
Replies: 784
Views: 38,411
Posted By homestead
Our problem was the neutral line but it is tied...

Our problem was the neutral line but it is tied to ground in the electrical box.
Forum: Life after FIRE 11-04-2014, 02:53 PM
Replies: 784
Views: 38,411
Posted By homestead
Our ground went bad at the transformer on the...

Our ground went bad at the transformer on the outside pole. Lineman said water
gets into the connection and freezes loosening the connection.
Forum: Other topics 10-21-2014, 08:47 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 916
Posted By homestead
Got mine at Bestbuy yesterday. They only had two...

Got mine at Bestbuy yesterday. They only had two left.
Forum: Other topics 10-21-2014, 04:32 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 916
Posted By homestead
Bought a new mac mini yesterday, bought the...

Bought a new mac mini yesterday, bought the previous model 2.3G I7 quad core.
Those models are disappearing fast. The new dual core models are not as fast.
Late 2014 Mac Mini Benchmarks Indicate...
Forum: FIRE and Money 10-21-2014, 02:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,901
Posted By homestead
Downloaded 2015 Quicken for Mac yesterday from...

Downloaded 2015 Quicken for Mac yesterday from Amazon($64). Was surprised it
imported my 2005 Quicken file no problems.
Forum: Other topics 10-21-2014, 12:40 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 845
Posted By homestead
Updated to Yosemite last week and it seems to be...

Updated to Yosemite last week and it seems to be working well. The only thing
I haven't liked so far is the new calculator. So I deleted it and restored the Mavericks
calculator so all is well.
Forum: FIRE and Money 08-28-2014, 10:36 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 7,946
Posted By homestead
I believe you have to be FRA to suspend.

I believe you have to be FRA to suspend.
Forum: Other topics 06-19-2014, 05:46 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 3,676
Posted By homestead
Headlight Change 2007-2013 GMC Sierra 1500 - 2008...

Headlight Change 2007-2013 GMC Sierra 1500 - 2008 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 5.3L V8 Crew Cab Pickup (4 Door)...
Forum: Travel Information 05-07-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,152
Posted By homestead
When we go to Seattle we stay at Clarion in...

When we go to Seattle we stay at Clarion in Renton which is close but not too close
to the airport. They have a great breakfast there. Their prices are reasonable too.
Forum: Other topics 03-24-2014, 11:18 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 5,455
Posted By homestead
A friend of mine who lived out of state from his...

A friend of mine who lived out of state from his mother gave her two choices near the end of her life. She could either move into an assisted living place or have a full time attendant in her home. ...
Forum: Hi, I am... 03-22-2014, 10:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 930
Posted By homestead
We use the turbotax tax calculator, plugging in...

We use the turbotax tax calculator, plugging in our income, loss carryover, and hsa contributions then adjust the ira distribution until federal tax is zero.
If federal tax is at zero then Oregon...
Forum: Hi, I am... 03-21-2014, 12:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 930
Posted By homestead
Last 4 years I just adjusted my ira distributions...

Last 4 years I just adjusted my ira distributions so that I pay no federal or Oregon tax.
In 10 years when I start taking RMD's things will change.
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 03-05-2014, 08:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,303
Posted By homestead
Wonder if the costs will still be frozen at the...

Wonder if the costs will still be frozen at the 2013 levels or they will allow the insurance companies to increase premiums?
Forum: FIRE and Money 02-12-2014, 10:31 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,217
Posted By homestead
Here is a calculator that helps. Social...

Here is a calculator that helps.
Social Security calculator: retirement planning for you and spouse. (http://www.sscalc.net/)
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