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Forum: FIRE and Money 09-10-2017, 11:31 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 8,907
Posted By figner
I froze credit with the big3 agencies yesterday,...

I froze credit with the big3 agencies yesterday, and got a freebie w equifax too. Maybe someone at equifax is trying to do damage control?
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 01-17-2016, 03:55 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,721
Posted By figner
Homemade energy bites. This date-lime-coconut...

Homemade energy bites. This date-lime-coconut recipe is one of my favorites: https://paleogrubs.com/lime-energy-bite-recipe

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Forum: FIRE and Money 07-18-2015, 08:23 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,341
Posted By figner
I've had one for a few months now and like it. It...

I've had one for a few months now and like it. It doesn't replace a good vacuum, but lets me go longer between vacuuming and keeps the floors (mostly wood, some area rugs) much less dusty/gritty. I...
Forum: FIRE and Money 11-01-2014, 10:37 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,840
Posted By figner
I've had this card for a month or two (converted...

I've had this card for a month or two (converted from a different Citi card), and so far it is accruing rewards as advertised. You can redeem for a statement credit once you hit $25 in rewards. I...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 10-14-2014, 09:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,922
Posted By figner
Update: I called Kaiser today and am finally in...

Update: I called Kaiser today and am finally in their system! Paid my premium over the phone and coverage is retroactive to the date specified in my original application. I never did hear back from a...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 10-08-2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,922
Posted By figner
Thanks for all the suggestions. I should...

Thanks for all the suggestions.

I should clarify - it's possible I will be eligible for a subsidy in 2015, which is why I applied through the exchange. In retrospect, maybe I should have gone...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 10-07-2014, 05:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,922
Posted By figner
my experience with Obamacare/CoveredCA

I left my fulltime job in August (hooray) and decided to apply for health insurance through the California exchange, CoveredCA. I was able to sign up for a Kaiser Permanente Bronze high-deductible...
Forum: Forum Admin 07-09-2014, 05:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,964
Posted By figner
Haven't had issues since the last upgrade either....

Haven't had issues since the last upgrade either. Thanks!

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Forum: Forum Admin 06-27-2014, 11:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,964
Posted By figner
Nexus 7 with android 4.4.4 Version 4.4.3 had...

Nexus 7 with android 4.4.4

Version 4.4.3 had lots of crashes too.



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Forum: FIRE and Money 01-06-2014, 10:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,602
Posted By figner
fun with spreadsheets

A bit of self-centered musing:

Recently I hit a significant milestone in my FIRE portfolio. It so happens that in 1996, my then-SO introduced me to the concept of index investing, and I created...
Forum: FIRE and Money 01-06-2014, 09:46 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 9,471
Posted By figner
no TBM?

I'm surprised not many people are listing a Total Bond fund among their holdings in this thread. It may not be optimal, especially in today's interest rate environment, but as a long term holding on...
Forum: Forum Admin 12-29-2013, 11:40 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,835
Posted By figner
I have the same issue on my nexus 7.

I have the same issue on my nexus 7.
Forum: Other topics 06-06-2013, 03:07 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,164
Posted By figner
Oh yeah, some of those reviews don't look so...

Oh yeah, some of those reviews don't look so good! I'm happy with mine (not a leather version, trifold), but if I didn't keep the card slots full maybe I'd have similar problems with cards slipping...
Forum: Other topics 06-06-2013, 02:50 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,164
Posted By figner
big skinny

I have a trifold wallet from Big Skinny (Wallet-World’s Thinnest Wallets! A Thin, Slim, Flat Wallet by Big Skinny (https://www.bigskinny.net)). It's held up well for over a year and has good carrying...
Forum: Other topics 03-17-2013, 02:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 721
Posted By figner
10 new uses for dryer sheets

Don't remember seeing this posted here before:

101 New Uses for Everyday Things | RealSimple.com (https://www.realsimple.com/work-life/101-new-uses-for-everyday-things-10000001030084/page4.html)
...
Forum: Life after FIRE 02-14-2013, 05:39 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,802
Posted By figner
Reading all these responses from people who would...

Reading all these responses from people who would love to spend more (most?) of their time with spouses makes me feel a bit weird. We currently both work, but spend most weeknights and generally half...
Forum: FIRE and Money 01-09-2013, 06:07 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 9,724
Posted By figner
My moment of enlightenment was in my mid teens. I...

My moment of enlightenment was in my mid teens. I always liked to do things my own way, and the teen years were filled with the usual angst of disagreeing with my parents about my way vs their way. ...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 10-31-2012, 02:39 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,365
Posted By figner
Very sorry to hear about your continuing pain...

Very sorry to hear about your continuing pain issues! In the interest of just getting ideas out there, how about yoga (there are many different kinds, maybe one that emphasizes stretching and...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 10-09-2012, 07:14 PM
Replies: 387
Views: 29,367
Posted By figner
So glad to hear you've made it through a tough...

So glad to hear you've made it through a tough time! Keep up the wonderful attitude, and hope to see you posting here more again!
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 10-09-2012, 07:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,273
Posted By figner
The only conversion policy I've heard of is via...

The only conversion policy I've heard of is via the HIPAA rules. If that's what you're referring to, I'm not eligible according to the application: it says to get a HIPAA policy, you must not be...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 10-09-2012, 07:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,273
Posted By figner
Based on some of your responses, maybe I'm being...

Based on some of your responses, maybe I'm being too optimistic about being able to get the individual coverage. I did speak to an insurance broker about applying to this HMO, and was advised that...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 10-08-2012, 10:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,273
Posted By figner
Not yet, but none of the questions on the...

Not yet, but none of the questions on the application required me to disclose the annual MRIs. They ask things like "Have you been treated or diagnosed" for certain conditions within the past 5...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 10-08-2012, 07:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,273
Posted By figner
Should I give up group HI and apply for individual policy?

My employer recently decided to stop offering my particular group health insurance plan which I've been on for several years. Instead, employees are being offered a different set of group plans...
Forum: Other topics 09-26-2012, 11:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,248
Posted By figner
+1 to Ha's advice. I'm a violinist and...

+1 to Ha's advice.

I'm a violinist and amateur luthier. Get it cleaned and checked out by a professional. This shouldn't cost a huge amount, but it's easy to damage the varnish with improper...
Forum: Other topics 09-05-2012, 10:23 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,502
Posted By figner
At that age, let him use his own money. If it...

At that age, let him use his own money. If it turns out to be a waste, that could be a valuable lesson worth much more than $300.
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