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Forum: Life after FIRE 11-23-2020, 05:18 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 893
Posted By jabbahop
if you go to a place like pickleball central you...

if you go to a place like pickleball central you can order different types of paddles and return it within 30 days I think.

I am another addict but it is a cheaper addiction than cycling though...
Forum: Life after FIRE 11-22-2020, 09:12 AM
Replies: 582
Views: 58,375
Posted By jabbahop
and be very careful in dry desert environment....

and be very careful in dry desert environment. This fire started @ police shooting range.

https://kutv.com/news/local/over-3000-acre-fire-burning-in-utah-county-caused-by-target-shooting
Forum: FIRE and Money 11-21-2020, 08:47 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 4,572
Posted By jabbahop
We have a bit over $50K in ours and the idea is...

We have a bit over $50K in ours and the idea is to have it available for long term care or other significant medical expenses as we age. If not, we have medical expense to deduct. The other benefit...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 11-03-2020, 01:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 441
Posted By jabbahop
FYI - dependent’s income has to be included in...

FYI - dependent’s income has to be included in your MAGI calc if they earn more than $12,200 according to this site.
...
Forum: Life after FIRE 09-13-2020, 06:22 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,311
Posted By jabbahop
VT healthcare

VT healthcare and insurance is quite good for us. UVM medical is a good local option and Boston’s hospitals are 3 hours away from us.

Also pre-medicare insurance is good with non-age based...
Forum: Life after FIRE 08-29-2020, 04:01 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,311
Posted By jabbahop
We raised our kids in Vermont and now are...

We raised our kids in Vermont and now are snowbirds - Southern Utah winters and Vermont summers.

Pros:
glorious summers
beautiful rural areas
lots of outdoor opportunities
nice people
great...
Forum: Life after FIRE 08-12-2020, 01:08 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,734
Posted By jabbahop
We didn’t build it but our house in Southern Utah...

We didn’t build it but our house in Southern Utah is a single story, southwestern style stucco ICF home. I have no idea how much more it costs to build but I can say we are trilled with it.

We...
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 07-11-2020, 07:37 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 11,840
Posted By jabbahop
As usual we will drive back to our place in...

As usual we will drive back to our place in Southern Utah (from Vermont) in September-ish. Our Vermont camp here is isn’t winterized so not much choice. Fortunately where we live most people around...
Forum: Other topics 05-11-2020, 06:50 AM
Replies: 655
Views: 26,890
Posted By jabbahop
We have a 2014 Tesla model S we bought used a few...

We have a 2014 Tesla model S we bought used a few years ago and a 2014 BMW i3. They are very different cars and both have their place. The Model S is great on highways. The i3 is great in around town...
Forum: Other topics 04-06-2020, 05:07 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,027
Posted By jabbahop
My second order of Fortnum and Mason arrived...

My second order of Fortnum and Mason arrived today - Royal Blend and Breakfast.
Forum: Other topics 03-26-2020, 02:14 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,027
Posted By jabbahop
Sorry - Royal Blend is the one that I really like.

Sorry - Royal Blend is the one that I really like.
Forum: Other topics 03-25-2020, 06:48 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,027
Posted By jabbahop
Thanks for the recommendation

I have tried a couple dozen teas and never found “The One” until I took your recommendation and bought some of this Fortnum and Mason. I bought both the breakfast (which I typically drink) and...
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 02-28-2020, 10:00 AM
Replies: 1,089
Views: 67,196
Posted By jabbahop
Has this correction changed your spending plans?

I know there have been lots of conversation about safe withdrawal rates and sequence of returns in the past. One common theme is that people would normally cut back discretionary spending in bad...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 02-22-2020, 05:45 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,133
Posted By jabbahop
I too send my best wishes to your family.

I too send my best wishes to your family.
Forum: Travel Information 02-14-2020, 09:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 383
Posted By jabbahop
The areas around lake Champlain are much flatter...

The areas around lake Champlain are much flatter (but not completely flat) and have some great biking. I spend the summer on one of the islands there and a fantastic ride on old railroad causeway...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 02-05-2020, 06:25 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,133
Posted By jabbahop
Sorry to hear about your wife’s sister. I...

Sorry to hear about your wife’s sister.

I have an ascending aorta aneurism and get checked yearly to make sure is isn’t growing such that I need surgery (I am a couple of mm away from having to...
Forum: Other topics 01-25-2020, 02:18 PM
Replies: 655
Views: 26,890
Posted By jabbahop
We bought a used model S and it was a bit more...

We bought a used model S and it was a bit more expensive for us. I don;t remember the exact delta though.
Forum: Life after FIRE 12-07-2019, 09:22 AM
Replies: 852
Views: 85,610
Posted By jabbahop
Rooftop solar installed. Hoping it will be...

Rooftop solar installed. Hoping it will be sufficient to offset most of our AC and EV car charging. 70% of our electricity here is generated by coal so that was a factor for us.
Forum: Travel Information 12-02-2019, 04:52 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,334
Posted By jabbahop
Valley of fire outside of Las Vegas is quite nice.

Valley of fire outside of Las Vegas is quite nice.
Forum: FIRE and Money 11-19-2019, 07:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 725
Posted By jabbahop
Our HSA is our plan for dealing with long term...

Our HSA is our plan for dealing with long term care if it comes to that. In 25 years (mid 80s) if we average 6% returns (who knows what to expect so just a number) we would have about $250K invested...
Forum: FIRE and Money 10-23-2019, 07:24 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 11,630
Posted By jabbahop
About 70% taxable, 30% tax deferred. No tax free

About 70% taxable, 30% tax deferred. No tax free
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 09-14-2019, 02:44 PM
Replies: 257
Views: 39,397
Posted By jabbahop
Ablation results

Well I had my ablation procedure on Monday unfortunately after a few hours, they couldn’t get more that a few beats in SVT. The doc said he suspects that the issue is on the left side of the heart vs...
Forum: Technology, Media & e-Gadgets 09-14-2019, 07:42 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 5,614
Posted By jabbahop
The campground charging works fine if you can get...

The campground charging works fine if you can get a 220 50 amp plug and have the right 14-50 adapter for the portable electric charger. You can charge about 20 miles/hour.

I know a number of early...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 08-26-2019, 06:56 AM
Replies: 257
Views: 39,397
Posted By jabbahop
Aja8888 - I have my SVT ablation scheduled in two...

Aja8888 - I have my SVT ablation scheduled in two weeks. Hoping to have the same great results as you (minus the hip issues).
Forum: Life after FIRE 08-12-2019, 06:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,048
Posted By jabbahop
I have them do annual scans (now Echo’s) for my...

I have them do annual scans (now Echo’s) for my ascending aorta vs my abdominal. When I was having my scans for Hodgkin’s lymphoma 5 years ago, they found I had an aneurysm which fortunately hasn’t...
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