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Today 07:13 PM
Cash back or points?
Not giving up my 2% cash back, plus the protections that a CC gives if the mdse is faulty, not to mention doubling the mfg warranty. (520 views, 24 replies)
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Today 06:48 PM
Stash of Cash?
Oh, you are PREPARED!!! I like that and probably should think about doing the same in the future. It must be hard to know where to put it, though if one gets that little issue figured out then it... (290 views, 9 replies)
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Today 06:39 PM
How does RVing affect your budget?
We have a 20 foot travel trailer. Prior to this summer we have made 1 week or shorter trips with it. We did a six week trip from Florida to the mid coast of Maine and back in June-July. 2016. We... (755 views, 27 replies)
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Today 06:31 PM
Is Diabetes Genetic?
Can you educate me on this? As I understand it (and I haven't studied much, but I am interested in avoiding future problems), a high glucose reading (130-140?) means that damage is being done? But... (908 views, 33 replies)
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Birdie Num Nums
Today 06:30 PM
NFL: 2016 Season
Sunday night's SEA vs. ARI looks to be a tough fight. Go Hawks! (7,496 views, 255 replies)
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Today 06:19 PM
Itinerary suggestions for Singapore
Have a Singapore Sling at The Long Bar at The Raffles Hotel. I recommend the pepper crab at The Golden ? or Suncoast or something like that (it's been 21 years) at East Coast Seafood. A small... (277 views, 15 replies)
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Today 06:11 PM
SS COLA & Medicare B Premiums
Yep. It seems that the premium for 2017 should start with the $145, then add on for the increase from 2016 to 2017. I'm in this situation. I'll be watching to see what congress does. (My... (2,492 views, 39 replies)
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Today 06:11 PM
Transatlantic cruise
Thanks.....I just wish we'd known about the Star Pride (post #70) earlier though, because we'd've booked it instead......only ~208 passengers......and the price is about a 90% discount from list. (5,048 views, 74 replies)
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almost there
Today 06:11 PM
Forced into taking pension by Nov 1st. 2016 ???
The cash payout wont go down, but the annuity can. Its insured to like $5k a month, so I am safe. Barring Armageddon. Then who cares anyway. The calculation is based on a gov corporate bond interest... (410 views, 7 replies)
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Accidental Retiree
Today 05:23 PM
2017 AHC Open Enrolment
If you have 2 separate HSAs, your wife can also put aside $1000 in catch-up funds. I had an HSA-eligible plan for a few years before DH. We now put most of our family plan funds into his HSA, to... (265 views, 3 replies)
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Today 05:22 PM
Talk me into or out of a Class B RV purchase
The main consideration is to be on solid ground or put a block under each leg. Once off the truck I can lower the camper to nearly touching the ground. I have wireless electric jacks so... (2,800 views, 84 replies)
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Today 05:05 PM
Interesting European cities in winter
Yes, it's nice to be retired and a perpetual traveler. My wife's back plotting our next trip--after I swore we'd stay home for awhile. I think we've seen 20 countries in the last 2 years. We've... (383 views, 17 replies)
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Today 04:54 PM
Should I relocate for more money or stay and pay off my house?
I came from a community where everyone was very comfortable. Many of my friends lived down the street from their grandparents. No one chased the corporate rat race. And most never worked up to... (331 views, 17 replies)
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Today 04:51 PM
Hurricane Matthew
Sarah, so glad to hear you're okay. Have you given any thought to a permanently installed backup generator that can run the whole house or most of it? They're a lot cheaper than they used to be.... (3,657 views, 73 replies)
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Today 04:48 PM
paid off mortgage yesterday
Congrats! In the world of $$$, not much feels as good as owning a mortgage free home. Here in Georgia, it is especially great since if you have a mortgage, you actually have to deed your home to the... (613 views, 25 replies)
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Today 04:46 PM
ACA Subsidy Calculation
I'm trying to understand the formula for calculating the ACA premium tax subsidy. I know there are calculators online, but only for 2016 plans. I also know that I can get this info on... (78 views, 0 replies)
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Today 04:41 PM
Feedback on my ER plan
Well it sounds like you are already set so this won't have much bearing I think but I thought from your OP that you would be fine. I think when you are not working depending on your habits you may... (3,679 views, 34 replies)
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Today 04:11 PM
Part timing it
I am a retired teacher. I do work part time, seasonal work for HR Block. I like the mental challenge, however the pay is low , the benefits 0. Sometimes it isn't worth the hassle. Generally , I... (402 views, 15 replies)
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Today 03:43 PM
2016 YTD investment performance thread
My target date 2030 fund is up 7.5% ytd, as well my 50/50 blend of Wellesley/Wellington is also up 7.5%. From stockcharts; PerfCharts | Free Charts | SPY is up 6.5%, Wellesley... (43,500 views, 618 replies)
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Teacher Terry
Today 03:39 PM
At a crossroad
Adjuncts usually get low pay. For instance here it is 2500/semester if you teach in person. If you teach online you make a lot more because it is a different funding source. I get paid per person and... (1,737 views, 22 replies)

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