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Forum: FIRE and Money 10-21-2020, 08:19 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,906
Posted By Lagniappe
I did a very similar calculation, but based it on...

I did a very similar calculation, but based it on "good years", that is years that I can travel, engage in active hobbies, etc.

Looking at my older relatives, in my family after about age 77 or 78...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 10-21-2020, 06:34 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 6,804
Posted By Lagniappe
My Florida Blue premium on a Bronze HSA policy is...

My Florida Blue premium on a Bronze HSA policy is going from $627 to $797. No subsidy.

Insane.
Forum: Life after FIRE 10-17-2020, 03:15 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,965
Posted By Lagniappe
Boatfishandnature, I am in the middle of...

Boatfishandnature,

I am in the middle of applying for a Golden Visa. I am going the investment fund route, since I don't want to commit to a location yet.

Please share (PM) any advice you...
Forum: Life after FIRE 10-14-2020, 06:44 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,965
Posted By Lagniappe
This is either Medis or Medal. You have to join a...

This is either Medis or Medal. You have to join a local expat organization (AFPOP) for a nominal fee to get the rates and the pre-existing condition waiver. From the interviews I have seen, the...
Forum: Life after FIRE 10-12-2020, 03:26 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,965
Posted By Lagniappe
If you have a notarized statement of continuous...

If you have a notarized statement of continuous coverage from you US insurer, several companies will waive pre-existing condition exclusions and waiting periods.

It is very hard to get initial...
Forum: Life after FIRE 10-12-2020, 07:07 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,965
Posted By Lagniappe
Private health insurance is actually quite...

Private health insurance is actually quite affordable. Policies in my age group (56-60) run about 1500 per year for high end coverage.
Forum: Life after FIRE 10-11-2020, 08:59 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,965
Posted By Lagniappe
I have been looking into the Portugal Golden Visa...

I have been looking into the Portugal Golden Visa since the lockdown started. I am interested because with a Portuguese residency Visa, I can spend more than 90 days out of 180 in the Schengen Zone....
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 10-02-2020, 05:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 817
Posted By Lagniappe
My 2021 rate from Florida Blue became available...

My 2021 rate from Florida Blue became available on October 1. Only one provider is available. 26% increase. No explanation provided.

I am not pleased.
Forum: FIRE and Money 09-26-2020, 07:00 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,999
Posted By Lagniappe
Yes, I just did it Tuesday. Look at the "pay in...

Yes, I just did it Tuesday. Look at the "pay in person" option, the select "print bar code".
Forum: FIRE and Money 09-25-2020, 07:16 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,999
Posted By Lagniappe
Florida Blue let's you pay your insurance premium...

Florida Blue let's you pay your insurance premium at CVS stores or at Dollar General. They scan a bar code, then you pay with your credit card. This was set up because they did not take credit cards...
Forum: Stock Picking and Market Strategy 08-31-2020, 08:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,144
Posted By Lagniappe
Same, got message saying my account info is...

Same, got message saying my account info is unavailable.
Forum: Life after FIRE 08-20-2020, 04:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,250
Posted By Lagniappe
My original plan was to call it quits in March of...

My original plan was to call it quits in March of 2020 at age 55. But in January 2018, I got a bad case of the flu, and could barely get myself to a doctor. In February 2018 three close friends died...
Forum: Other topics 07-22-2020, 09:05 AM
Replies: 3,588
Views: 284,838
Posted By Lagniappe
I ordered a Kindle Fire for my mom. Her old one ...

I ordered a Kindle Fire for my mom. Her old one stopped charging. Wouldn't you know, this weekend they went on sale for $30-$50 off.
Forum: Travel Information 07-08-2020, 05:19 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,699
Posted By Lagniappe
My travel budget is $30K per year. I have yet to...

My travel budget is $30K per year. I have yet to spend it.

2018: 10 weeks in Barcelona, 1 week Chicago; 1 week Cambridge UK; 1 week New Orleans. Prepaid lodging for 2019 Edinburgh trip. Total...
Forum: Technology, Media & e-Gadgets 07-06-2020, 04:51 PM
Replies: 2,035
Views: 128,075
Posted By Lagniappe
I just finished season 1 of Zoe's Extraordinary...

I just finished season 1 of Zoe's Extraordinary Playlist. Quirky, about a SF programmer who suddenly hears showtunes about people's true feelings. I was not expecting to like it, but by episode 3 I...
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 06-15-2020, 12:46 PM
Replies: 1,550
Views: 78,131
Posted By Lagniappe
Overseas Adventure Travel. They picked dates...

Overseas Adventure Travel.

They picked dates close to the original, but a year later. I was originally going April 30-March 21, they rebooked April 2. I have a family obligation then and couldn't...
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 06-15-2020, 11:10 AM
Replies: 1,550
Views: 78,131
Posted By Lagniappe
I was one of the people who was feeling hostile...

I was one of the people who was feeling hostile toward OAG. My April 30 Egypt trip was cancelled and I was told I would be issued a refund. Instead I was re-booked on a trip next year, on a date...
Forum: Stock Picking and Market Strategy 06-01-2020, 11:07 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,299
Posted By Lagniappe
If he were telling you how to spend your money,...

If he were telling you how to spend your money, this would be relevant. Since he is not, and he has the portfolio to support this level of spending indefinitely, it sounds like you are attempting to...
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 04-03-2020, 12:06 PM
Replies: 474
Views: 40,379
Posted By Lagniappe
Mask Struggles

Mask Struggles
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 04-01-2020, 08:49 PM
Replies: 1,550
Views: 78,131
Posted By Lagniappe
I was planning to spend the month of August in...

I was planning to spend the month of August in Edinburgh. I got a notice today that the Edinburgh International Festival, the Fringe Festival and the Book Festival are all cancelled this year. I...
Forum: Other topics 03-26-2020, 02:09 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,028
Posted By Lagniappe
I just looked at the Williams Sonoma website, and...

I just looked at the Williams Sonoma website, and the Fortnum & Mason site and I and can't find special blend. I see Breakfast Blend, Royal Blend and Afternoon Blend.

Does it have any other...
Forum: Life after FIRE 02-23-2020, 10:57 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,911
Posted By Lagniappe
The first time I retired I was 47. I was spending...

The first time I retired I was 47. I was spending about 2% of my portfolio. I got bored after 18 months and went back to work. Retired again at 53. My lifestyle/ travel is greatly upscaled as a...
Forum: Other topics 02-23-2020, 10:45 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,028
Posted By Lagniappe
Mariage Freres French Breakfast tea - I brew it...

Mariage Freres French Breakfast tea - I brew it loose but you can also buy satchets. It's always my first, and best, cup of the day.

The rest of the day I drink Marks & Spencers Extra Strong Tea...
Forum: Other topics 02-23-2020, 09:03 PM
Replies: 647
Views: 169,467
Posted By Lagniappe
Thank you for sharing his passing with us. I was...

Thank you for sharing his passing with us. I was also struck by how thoughtful, caring, curious and articulate imoldernu was. He was able to get his thoughts to the page (or screen) better than...
Forum: Other topics 02-17-2020, 01:41 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 4,891
Posted By Lagniappe
I just put a reminder on my calendar at the same...

I just put a reminder on my calendar at the same time that I schedule the payments for the year.
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