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Today 05:18 PM
Space - The Final Frontier
Off topic…. but a quick story. I worked for Megacorp 1 which bought Megacorp2. After a program enhancement they had a big “all hands”. All the mucky-mucks were there. I and my coworkers were... (9,893 views, 230 replies)
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Today 05:13 PM
Anyone use Kaiser in Retirement?
Good to have information for what you do when you are out of town. One thing I didn't like about KP is that specialists Virginia are only at certain locations. And that doesn't seem to be my... (458 views, 28 replies)
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Today 05:10 PM
Auto transmission question
I usually "test" by the burned smell. It's not hard to detect. I also look for any fine dark grit in the fluid but I haven't seen much of that in years with the newer cars and transmissions. However,... (167 views, 4 replies)
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Today 04:50 PM
The Weatherman
The 5-days-out accuracy has now reached where 3-days-out had been about 20 years ago. Accuracy records are kept, primarily to compare the results of the various numeric models that exist (the USA's,... (349 views, 21 replies)
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Debinnov a
Today 04:27 PM
We retired earlier this year. Just returned from a five week UK cruise/vacation and missed our doggie! Also, we are interested in saving money. I'm not interested in staying in a home with owner,... (3,599 views, 54 replies)
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Today 04:05 PM
What was Your Workout Today?
25.5 tons today. After last Monday's workout, it almost felt like slacking off - - lots easier than it might have seemed a couple of weeks ago. So, I am speculating that maybe it is good to push the... (46,384 views, 1,212 replies)
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Gearhead Jim
Today 03:44 PM
Maybe a strategic default was not a great idea
I never came close to defaulting on anything, and don't approve of those who do when not forced to. But if the situation were reversed, the bank would do the same to you. (364 views, 9 replies)
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Today 03:32 PM
What you consider *superior* products
My Schlage keypad deadbolt that I had installed in my new metal door last spring, has been flawless. It never fails to unlock the door, it is easy to operate, and locks the door very very securely.... (17,007 views, 307 replies)
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Today 03:25 PM
Asian Script Ads?
The ones I see are a non-latin based character set, don't know what language. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I337 using Early Retirement Forum mobile app (238 views, 13 replies)
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Today 02:59 PM
Who Obamacare has helped the most
And you would probably have been charged for them anyway. It was an offer he could not refuse. My uncle Guido had a similar operation. Business had to take his protection services and pay for... (2,256 views, 90 replies)
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Today 02:48 PM
Kiplinger rates "Best of the Online Brokers"
Good info. I think most 401ks are protected from lawsuits if I remember correctly. This is something most people don't even consider when retirement planning. (1,162 views, 33 replies)
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Today 02:47 PM
Turning off the water mains when traveling
One related question: Do you turn the shut off the water to the washing machine when not in use? I did not do so in Houston, and had to have a plumber out to get a new washer (put in a new valve).... (501 views, 23 replies)
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Today 02:46 PM
Poll: How happy are you in your ER stage?
Becoming happier. While FI for several years, at 60 was able to pull plug and materialize a good pension and move to another gig I was recruited to. It didn't work out to my satisfaction so I... (2,553 views, 51 replies)
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Today 02:41 PM
what did you do today?
Excellent news! Sent from my iPhone using Early Retirement Forum (718,299 views, 15,475 replies)
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Today 02:26 PM
Four Years ER Today!
Congrats on your anniversary, scrabbler! Condolences to your ladyfriend on her loss. It's a tough time and I hope she'll get good support from family and friends. Sent from my iPhone using... (3,660 views, 29 replies)
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Today 02:26 PM
Early Retired Age 50
You are set. Time to enjoy life. I think its time to change your name to just Nomad. Now go out and explore what life has to offer! (2,482 views, 20 replies)
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Today 02:21 PM
Retired Today - Escorted out with package!
It may have been sudden. It may have felt rude but remember hit the jackpot! Many people would love to have gotten the offer they gave you. Welcome to life 2.0. I bet it will be great! (4,060 views, 89 replies)
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Today 02:03 PM
Mid-50s, ER 2015 - pension/lump options
If the values and payouts are about the same then I would take a hard second look at taking a partial payout and buying an annuity. I think it would be safer to spread the risk around, ie. moving it... (178 views, 4 replies)
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Today 01:32 PM
Toyota Economic Loss Settlement
I got a $6 settlement from Hertz car rentals for a plate pass toll billing violation. I often wondered about the big charges and fees for this service. Now that I think about it , since it was while... (198 views, 7 replies)
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Today 01:30 PM
The best of Financial Porn
CNBC is pretty much the Gold Standard for financial porn. (397 views, 5 replies)

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