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Today 10:52 PM
I want my antibiotics!
It's no different than most things. If there weren't crooks, I wouldn't need to lock my doors; if people were tolerant, I could practice whatever religion I wished to (or not) without fear; if... (594 views, 32 replies)
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Today 10:34 PM
Beanie Babies
DW wanted to do the same. We must have been on the same wave length in the early 80's. DD is 30ish and we have VHS recordings of her coming home from the hospital. We tried to digitize them once,... (1,010 views, 42 replies)
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Today 10:21 PM
Life insurance after retirement?
I learned a lot about company provided term life insurance vs open market policies when I turned 46 (I'm 62 now). My husband and I went to a financial planner -fee based to plan a budget for college... (1,926 views, 61 replies)
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Today 10:16 PM
2017 Estimated end of year Distributions for Mutual Funds - some already published
Found some more on recharacterizations. .. they amended it to allow recharacterizations of contributions but not of conversions... no additional clarity on how it will impact potential... (5,470 views, 112 replies)
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Today 10:13 PM
Retiring in Portugal
Thanks for sharing. I hope they are doing well there. (1,952 views, 44 replies)
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Today 09:54 PM
HSA ; Keep Invested or use the funds
When I was " younger ", used HSA as investment vehicle. But after retirement, and as the years went by. I used it up as quickly as possible. Reason: To time consuming to save receipts and use... (822 views, 19 replies)
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Today 09:53 PM
ICE CREAM at home
I don't make it at home now but when I was kid we made home made ice cream. You had to turn the crank by hand not electric. It was a big deal making ice cream and made a lot but nothing was thrown... (236 views, 8 replies)
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Today 09:33 PM
DOW 25k by 12/31/2017
Futures are already up about 1%. Can't recall seeing that on any prior Friday evening. (5,046 views, 70 replies)
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Today 09:27 PM
I fill the jars at the counter with dough. Not just the change, I empty my wallet too. They are little Ma&Pa Taquerias that just rock! (4,236 views, 135 replies)
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Today 09:13 PM
Preferred Stock Investing-The Good , The Bad and The In Between
Agree with you Mulligan. Almost all the preferred's I've picked up are adjustable rate. Fixed rate is going to feel the pinch once (if/when) rates move up. Those tied to LIBOR index should make me... (177,778 views, 2,836 replies)
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Today 09:13 PM
Help with quick tax question.
^^^^ This is what I have been doing the last 5 years. I've converted a little over $250k and paid ~7.5% in federal tax.... I figure that once SS starts I'll be paying 15% or 25% so I'm saving... (354 views, 10 replies)
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Today 09:09 PM
Highly Stressed
I see running_man has run some numbers for you. Have you really stress tested that $38K annual spending? I understand you own a house, but they need maintenance. Car(s)? Helping 13yo with college... (9,871 views, 83 replies)
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Today 08:50 PM
Bitcoin - World's 30th largest Currency
Whisper in his ear "Beanie babies".....:laugh: (4,045 views, 124 replies)
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Today 08:42 PM
Ally raises savings APY to 1.15%
I just rolled our Ally Bank 1.5 no penalty CD to their 1.6 offer. The rep initially told me a credit check would be necessary. I told him he should check with his supervisor as I was pretty sure it... (8,633 views, 97 replies)
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Today 08:37 PM
Donor-Advised Fund
From my reading, I think you have it right. I'm still 15 years away from RMDs, but will likely use QCDs when the time comes instead of the DAF, assuming the code is similar and I'm not dead. (2,881 views, 90 replies)
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Today 08:04 PM
What do you want for Christmas?
Christmas Eve and morning with DH and DD ( she lives out of state). (1,673 views, 70 replies)
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Today 07:21 PM
Couch Potato Budgeting and Expense Tracking
I set up an annual budget, then track it quarterly. Same big 12 categories. I don't worry what is in the credit card bill (gas, food, entertainment, travel, medical, etc) as long as we are less... (1,716 views, 45 replies)
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Today 07:07 PM
My email address after death
I donít think anything happens to oneís email address after death. I still get emails from a friend who died 5 years ago. Itís almost as if his email address was hacked. (735 views, 28 replies)
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Today 07:01 PM
Encountering Purge resistance and some progress...
They have a (unkind) term for those soft "metals" that are in cheap tools: Chinesium Like the Robertson head screwdriver bits that I round off by the handful :facepalm: (1,260 views, 40 replies)
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Today 07:00 PM
Share your FIRE Milestones
Reached a bucket-list milestone: today I obtained my very first Handicap Placard. It's a beauty and it's good for two years with an automatic renewal. (503,739 views, 1,611 replies)

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