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Today 05:21 AM
A horrible calculation, that I just did and potential decisions
I was into the credit arbitrage thing many years ago - making a balance transfer into a 0% card and earning the float for a year. In fact, I learned how to do it from this forum. At one time, I had... (948 views, 21 replies)
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Today 05:18 AM
Electronics Disposal
I line the bottom of backyard firepit with platters. Eventually they become crumbled bits of metallic substance mixed in with ash. (465 views, 26 replies)
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Today 05:17 AM
Multi-Position Ladders, ‘greatest thing since sliced bread’
In a new house with high ceilings, and very little space to store ladders. In my old house I had three ladders (all but one left behind), and they didn’t serve as many purposes as my one new... (29 views, 0 replies)
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Today 05:17 AM
Calculating Umbrella Insurance Needs
~900 yearly just for 2m Umbrella coverage for 4 people including 1 under 25. Umbrella insurance tends to be expensive in Florida due to all the uninsured drivers, etc. (5,794 views, 90 replies)
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Today 05:03 AM
Going All Cash in 401k
Warren Buffet has a net worth of $84.3 Billion. How much net worth do you have? Why did you wait so long? According to Jim you are very, very late. And why do you have anything at all in the... (6,818 views, 131 replies)
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Today 04:55 AM
Social Security timing for couples
Since you only recently learned some details about spousal benefits, are you familiar with the details about survivor benefits? It's often best for the higher earner to delay until 70, in order to... (3,179 views, 41 replies)
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Today 04:41 AM
Somewhat technical tax question
In order to educate myself in the new tax code, I ask this question. What would incur if the dependent paid his gross income to a tIRA? I did that several times to my daughter back in the 00's to... (327 views, 18 replies)
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Today 12:00 AM
Image Management Software
I bought a FastFoto FF-640 and in the last three days have scanned every photo print in my house (that I can find). Dang thing. Amazing. I was going to record a video of it at work, but... (1,902 views, 66 replies)
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Yesterday 11:35 PM
Tricks for Unscrewing Rusty Screws?
A small nuclear detonation...just a small one. Centered around each screw. I think that should take care of it. We don't have the technology yet to concentrate the blast, but it should be here in... (1,677 views, 56 replies)
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Yesterday 11:28 PM
quit or wait to get laid off?
I've only read the subject, but I figure if you have the mental fortitude to ignore what's going on at work, why not stay, let them pay you, while you concentrate on something that will get you... (770 views, 14 replies)
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Yesterday 11:01 PM
Opinions on where I stand
Congrats on your success! I'm single and retired three years ago at 47 with a 1.6 mil net worth. You can certainly retire today, it just a question of whether you feel ready. (2,273 views, 40 replies)
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Yesterday 10:51 PM
Have You Freezed/Unfreezed Your Credit Yet?
Referenced this post again. It's weird. If I saved a note for myself on my own system, I could never find it, but if I post something here to help "everybody", it turns out I'm included in the... (4,493 views, 47 replies)
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Yesterday 10:33 PM
Parents resent our FIRE plan
I don't think you should tell them you won't support them in later years. That is kind of stooping down to their level especially if you are on good terms now. You just live your life the way you... (11,491 views, 145 replies)
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Yesterday 10:12 PM
Composite/Plastic Decking
Do use joist tape to protect the joists as they will most likely fail before the decking does when using composite decking. Also flash the ledger board to protect the house from water. (719 views, 31 replies)
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Yesterday 09:50 PM
Ex Dividend
Well, hopefully in the next 20-25 years you'll read and learn so that occasional selling doesn't bother you. I don't think of any of this as selling... I am just rebalancing... and since I live off... (1,915 views, 57 replies)
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Yesterday 09:48 PM
Understanding Couple Angry at Embryo Mixup
What? Is this an attempt to be funny? You ordinarily seem to be a thoughtful person but this... Well, I will assume it is really trying to grapple with this. I am an adoptive parent. I also... (911 views, 31 replies)
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Yesterday 09:25 PM
Shoulder issues - Your stories?
OP, here. Surgery was 9 weeks ago. I have been sleeping on a bed for maybe 5 weeks, instead of a recliner. I have been doing PT twice a week for maybe 6 weeks. At first I was doing range of... (3,513 views, 69 replies)
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Yesterday 09:22 PM
Yet another knee surgery thread
Thanks. I hope so. I was floored at first because I didn't know this was common, but now I do. :) (12,469 views, 228 replies)
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Yesterday 08:34 PM
Thank You for Running a Clean Forum
+1 I read this forum most days and look forward to interesting observations / POVs. Thanks for keeping it civil. (2,889 views, 78 replies)
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Yesterday 08:09 PM
What did you do today? 2019 version.
Got a notification from the travel insurance company that they are fully reimbursing me for medical expenses incurred during my recent trip in Scotland. Ironically, I only took out the insurance to... (72,751 views, 1,412 replies)

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