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Yesterday 10:35 PM
what did you do today?
Wow, that sounds wonderful! (506,884 views, 12,203 replies)
Yesterday 10:34 PM
Retirement bad for your health? Huh?
I read a similar book to this before I decided to RE - just as a final check. After reading the book, I decided it was rubbish and proceeded to RE. After 2.5 years of retirement, I assure you I am... (1,415 views, 39 replies)
Yesterday 10:33 PM
MRG wins!!!! (1,985 views, 73 replies)
Yesterday 10:23 PM
How much notice did you (should I) give?
When I left my job, I gave the 3 months notice as per my contract and mentioned to my boss that I can stay on for a few more weeks if they need me to narrow the time gap if a replacement is unable to... (1,937 views, 53 replies)
Yesterday 10:07 PM
Tax reduction strategies in ER
My strategy is to defer taxes as long as possible. I withdraw cash from my cash accounts within my rollover IRA's to pay bills 30 days in advance. No Roth conversions for me. (855 views, 12 replies)
Yesterday 09:45 PM
Firecalc and taxes
Cool--glad you did this! (801 views, 31 replies)
Yesterday 09:43 PM
Accounting records for your investments
Yes, Schwab does. Yet another manner in which Schwab's service is superior to Vanguard'S. (440 views, 16 replies)
Yesterday 09:35 PM
Phone commercial insults older people...
The ad is obviously geared to those under 30 so I see no biggie here. Of course they made the white males look like idiots but that's been par for the course for many years. Younger people are better... (202 views, 7 replies)
Yesterday 09:26 PM
Which accounting method (tax purposes) do you choose and why?
+1. Here's an recent thread we had on this subject. The new way that the fund companies and brokers have to show the cost basis for specific shares is a boon to lazy folks like me who couldn't be... (252 views, 9 replies)
Yesterday 09:08 PM
Share your FIRE Milestones
Impressive, indeed! (16,068 views, 171 replies)
Yesterday 09:02 PM
Government efficiency? That's an oxymoron.... (161 views, 4 replies)
Yesterday 08:50 PM
What to make of this letter I recieved from Anthem BCBS today
That credit may have been hard to reconcile with the requirement to spend 80%, or whatever it is, on customer claims or send out refunds. (336 views, 9 replies)
Yesterday 08:41 PM
Lump Sum vs Pension Summary?
DW can start her pension anytime after she turns 55. There is a boost of roughly 3% per year for waiting. (372 views, 13 replies)
Yesterday 08:13 PM
Bought a home, finally
You got everything I need. A room for me and the dog, putting green and I'm sure you have access to plenty of med's. :) (446 views, 22 replies)
Yesterday 08:07 PM
Americans seem to be fed up with frugality
I need to cut back. Spending way too much on gas, restaurants, and daily coffee again. I did reach a milestone this past week. So, I'm proud of that. Still have 20-25 years of work to go. (3,880 views, 58 replies)
Yesterday 06:58 PM
Poll:How long after financial independence did you retire?
I was probably FI about 8 years before I retired. I had a target date and I hit it right on the head. Never looked back. Setting that goal and planning was the key. If I had lost my job before... (1,865 views, 37 replies)
Yesterday 06:52 PM
ACA - state exchange policies reimbursement rates
Over the last few weeks several states have started to publish more info about the ACA exchange policies that will be offered as of Jan 1, 2014. I haven't heard discussed how generous (or not)... (75 views, 0 replies)
Yesterday 06:43 PM
Preparing for FIRE Soon - help with evaluating options
34 years old and ready to retire - wow! That's fantastic. So tell us, what are you planning on doing with the rest of your life? I'm still trying to figure that out myself... (477 views, 6 replies)
Yesterday 06:39 PM
Covered California exchange announces preliminary rates
The cost estimator is showing a monthly estimate for me of $345/month assuming no subsidy. That is less than my former employer used to pay per employee for a large group policy. If these figure... (296 views, 6 replies)
Yesterday 06:35 PM
Funding from 52.5 to 59.5
Looks like I have my plan to generate the inflation adjusted $21.6k for 7 years. $20k cash $60 in taxable Vanguard Total Stock Market $150k 457 Stable Value fund currently paying 2.66% As... (2,074 views, 23 replies)
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