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Today 02:13 AM
Hello from SoCal
Welcome! (244 views, 4 replies)
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Today 01:38 AM
Frugality vs. technology
I forgot to add that replacing a perfectly good car (10 years or older?) with a new one that gets better mileage, is cheaper to insure, less expensive to repair, could be in the frugal category if... (1,841 views, 71 replies)
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Today 01:22 AM
Are Airlines trying to reduce demand ?
If more people peed in their seats, bet the rules would change..... (1,525 views, 64 replies)
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Today 01:18 AM
Hi This is Todd in Minnesota
Welcome. You aren't the only one who has a life event (health issue, job loss, death of a loved one) accelerating their retirement plans. (297 views, 5 replies)
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Today 12:22 AM
FIRE at 55 or earn the extra $$$$$$
Only you can decide, but... There are no guarantees. Would you work 6 more months if you only had 5 years left? It may not be a certainty, but it is certainly a possibility. (Full... (141 views, 3 replies)
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Today 12:17 AM
2017 YTD investment performance thread
Up 6% YTD. If I include after tax account, it would be higher. The account is up 20-30%. So on the conservative side it's up 7%, could be higher. But this is fun posting. Not exact science. (12,156 views, 220 replies)
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Yesterday 11:17 PM
DON'T Change Your Avatar
I recently saw an old movie with Eva Habermann in it and spent almost half an hour thinking I must have seen her in some other movie, but really I was just thinking she looked familiar from seeing... (717 views, 33 replies)
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Yesterday 11:17 PM
Rules of Golf ?????
I've played for almost 40 years and never had a lesson and never broken 100 and never had an official handicap. I play in one of two modes: 1. I am keeping score and following all of the USGA... (246 views, 17 replies)
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Yesterday 11:10 PM
Surgery? Risk? Alternatives...
Age, health, condition and available alternatives all come into play. I've opted for hugely invasive surgery when the alternative treatments were risky. I've opted for no surgery when the doc was... (651 views, 31 replies)
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Yesterday 11:05 PM
RIP - Robert M. Pirsig - Zen & The Art of MM
A friend highly recommended the book to me a few years ago. I guess I need to try and read it one more time. Honestly, it did nothing for me. (181 views, 6 replies)
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Yesterday 11:04 PM
My Old Tired Eyes ...
I need a desktop display to be comfortable. When my old LG Flatron became intermittent, all the new monitors on the market seemed to be the wide-screen 16:9 aspect ratio. With those, for a given... (99 views, 1 replies)
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Yesterday 10:25 PM
Safe W/D Rate Adjustment
Yes, I wasn't trying to say they were the same. I was just saying they were both forms of recalibration. The ratcheting one doesn't go down though, only up, so it doesn't recalibrate annually like... (1,153 views, 26 replies)
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Yesterday 10:04 PM
Bicycle Tires
Presta valve tires can lose quite a bit of air pressure over time, and depending on temperature changes and where you store your bike, no, over the course of a month a 40psi drop from 85psi wouldn't... (162 views, 9 replies)
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Yesterday 09:53 PM
How would you allocate limited resources among multiple kids
OP here. Interestingly, my Dad funded each of his three kids according to our needs/wants. As one of those kids, I never worried about equality because I knew my parents were more generous than... (966 views, 37 replies)
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Yesterday 09:39 PM
willing but not ready...yet.
Thanks for updating us on your situation. Good luck! (3,746 views, 21 replies)
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Yesterday 09:36 PM
DIY Financial Plan
Quicken Lifetime Planner, included in Quicken Deluxe and higher, is a great place to start. Very intuitive, relatively easy to use and reasonably comprehensive. You can also use Quicken to track... (140 views, 5 replies)
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Yesterday 09:30 PM
Thinking about it in Texas
Congrats! (2,846 views, 25 replies)
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Yesterday 09:19 PM
What did you do today? 2017 version
We worked out lifting weights for 45 minutes today, next week the goal is to add another 15 minutes every session. I got groceries as normal. It's DW'S 60th birthday, normally a card, cake and... (64,149 views, 1,452 replies)
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Yesterday 09:15 PM
Learning to spend after years of saving...
"Learning to spend after years of saving..." After getting diagnosed with a life-threatening disease in 2013, as I was going through multiple surgeries, I thought to myself that if I was going to... (5,678 views, 116 replies)
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Yesterday 09:14 PM
Also hit my significant milestone today!
2017 Update: $1.2M in liquid investments. 200K equity in our home. Still hoping to add $200k a year to our assets. Shooting for ER in 8 years. (12,257 views, 43 replies)

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