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Today 05:00 PM
Would You Rather? ER Edition
Interesting that when asked this way, many people picked the monthly payment, even though the value of the $5M is considerably more than the value of the payments. When companies attempt to buy out... (1,050 views, 16 replies)
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Today 04:59 PM
Ancient Computer Geek
Welcome! I thought the title would take me to someone who confessed a love (like mine) for keeping ancient computers running. I have an Apple IIe, an Atari 800XL and an Commodore 64, with a lot of... (382 views, 6 replies)
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Today 04:55 PM
Aetna pulling out of ACA
True. But in reality, home, car and life insurance are actuarially much easier to price properly. I don't think the health insurance problems we have are primarily a question of public or... (4,417 views, 131 replies)
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Today 04:48 PM
High-Intensity-Intervals and Muscle Pulls
One could ask their cardiologist about the stress test and beforehand request that the cardiologist tell the technician to get one's max heart rate. This assumes no pathological problems that would... (4,696 views, 139 replies)
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Today 04:02 PM
Celebrating 3 years of FIRE today!
Congrats, Fuego. Just wanted to say that I enjoy your blog too. (704 views, 20 replies)
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Today 03:44 PM
Hip pain ????
Mix it with good orange juice for the Vitamin C effect, too!;) (2,945 views, 79 replies)
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EastWest Gal
Today 03:40 PM
Tolls East coast- what do we need
In PA using the EZ pass saves money and loads of time, going through the toll booths. Most are 5 mph (well, 15 works fine) but a few in VA you can do at 55 mph. It's not worth the headache of... (141 views, 3 replies)
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Today 03:40 PM
Urban Exploration
In our area, people have discovered concrete circles and parallel bars out in the desert. Apparently they are / were calibration targets for satellite cameras. There are also a number of abandoned... (545 views, 13 replies)
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Today 03:20 PM
What did you do today? 2016 version
Got a tetanus shot earlier this afternoon. I was using a rotary wire paint stripper on a radiator when one of the wires broke off and implanted itself about an inch into my shin. I pulled it out... (98,736 views, 1,796 replies)
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Today 12:21 PM
25% of SS recipients sorry they took payments early...
First time at 70? Wow.. Well I am sure it was 100% the correct choice as you patiently waited. :) My GF and I being divorcees have separated the love from the marriage thing. If there is no financial... (9,173 views, 116 replies)
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Today 11:55 AM
Wellesley Fund
Yeah, I don't think it exists. And even if you don't qualify for Admiral level, the cost is around even for the small investor, well, you can't go wrong. I imagine eventually, I will... (2,032 views, 29 replies)
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Today 11:42 AM
Grand Teton and Yellowstone in September
There are several fires in the Yellowstone/Grand Teton area, suggest you monitor the web site for updates. I believe the south entrance to Yellowstone is currently closed. (253 views, 5 replies)
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Today 10:52 AM
Decline in Average Family Wealth
You've made some valid points but I think the average American expects the government to do more. There was an article a couple of days ago in the WSJ about the current disillusionment in government... (1,805 views, 30 replies)
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Today 10:46 AM
Hello, back again, new story
I think Croatia will probably be my next trip to check it out, it is definitely another option I have considered Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk (1,029 views, 15 replies)
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Today 10:15 AM
Living off dividends, cap gains and interest
When we first retired, we had set aside a separate cash reserve for the years between retiring and 59.5 to tap my IRA. I'd have to look back, but it was a year or two where we just took dividends... (4,607 views, 79 replies)
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Today 10:10 AM
First Month of Social Security
The really short and simple answer is no. The deeper answer is wages are counted for the month you earn them, not the month they are paid. Vacation, holiday pay, sick pay cash outs, bonuses etc... (280 views, 3 replies)
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Today 10:05 AM
Hawaii trip planning questions
At least you've got your priorities right ;D (548 views, 26 replies)
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Today 10:05 AM
Anyone got any travel planned?
Driving trip (worn out on airplanes/airports) We are going to Sturgeon Bay, WI for a few days and then visiting SIL in Tomahawk, WI for a few more days. Be back in H-town on the 8th or 9th. (184,467 views, 3,112 replies)
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Today 09:59 AM
Another "best places to retire list"
My Dad lives in the supposed #1, Crestview/Ft. Walton/Destin (FL panhandle) and while it's a decently priced place to retire with great leisure amenities there's no way it ranks as high as it does... (5,227 views, 100 replies)
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Today 09:35 AM
Is $12,000 per year in travel enough
We'd already noticed that the steadily increasing prices of their rental offerings have been making them less and less competitive vis-a-vis their rivals such as airbnb. (8,054 views, 113 replies)

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