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Forum: Other topics 05-13-2019, 08:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 752
Posted By DFA
Another good site is NCG, they are a grading...

Another good site is NCG, they are a grading service and they have prices and pictures of different grades and what to look for.
Forum: Travel Information 05-06-2019, 08:42 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,843
Posted By DFA
We always purchased the full coverage from the...

We always purchased the full coverage from the car rental place, it covers everything if there is an accident. If you get the basic coverage there could be out of pocket expenses such as deductibles...
Forum: Travel Information 01-09-2019, 09:40 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,843
Posted By DFA
Here are some of the place we saw on our trips to...

Here are some of the place we saw on our trips to Ireland:

Picked up a one day bus trip out of Dublin to New Grange and Hill of Tara.
Stayed in Dublin near Trinity College saw Book of Kells,...
Forum: FIRE and Money 11-24-2018, 11:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,247
Posted By DFA
We live in WI, no State taxes on military...

We live in WI, no State taxes on military retirements or SS. If you have 100% rating on disability property taxes are refund when you file income tax and they have a lot of state GI Bill benefits as...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 11-22-2018, 12:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 566
Posted By DFA
Great questions, it made me think, DW and I have...

Great questions, it made me think, DW and I have full coverage though the VA with prescriptions covered too, Tricare (TCFL@65) (covers co-pay), and FEHB (BCBS +1) with Vison/Dental.

Do we need...
Forum: FIRE and Money 10-13-2018, 11:31 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,810
Posted By DFA
Both were still working and we have never sold...

Both were still working and we have never sold into a dip since we started to invest in 1988, we kept on buying, saw a lot of losses, but they have all recovered higher then in dot.com bust and 2008....
Forum: FIRE and Money 10-13-2018, 11:25 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,810
Posted By DFA
So the basic question was, if you have twice the...

So the basic question was, if you have twice the income (pensions and SS) to cover ALL your expenses (including med, dental, vision, life insurance, etc.).

And no need to withdraw money from...
Forum: FIRE and Money 10-12-2018, 05:20 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,810
Posted By DFA
Current AA is 85%Eq/13%FI/2%Cash; I really want...

Current AA is 85%Eq/13%FI/2%Cash; I really want to know if we are to heavy in Equites and Fixed Income. We really don't need the growth since all of our expenses are covered by pensions.
Forum: FIRE and Money 10-12-2018, 04:50 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,810
Posted By DFA
Thank you for the feedback.

Thank you for the feedback.
Forum: FIRE and Money 10-12-2018, 03:12 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,810
Posted By DFA
103k is pensions.

103k is pensions.
Forum: FIRE and Money 10-12-2018, 02:17 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,810
Posted By DFA
Good problem, but how would you setup AA

Here is the situation(both retired, no kids)

Expenses 83K/yr; Expenses include all, but travel

Current retirement income 103K/COLA adjusted each year

Additional income: SS/both and two...
Forum: FIRE and Money 08-08-2018, 07:31 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,691
Posted By DFA
OK on that, but where would the SWR ($617k) from...

OK on that, but where would the SWR ($617k) from 55 to 70 come from? That would also have to be deducted from the $1,025,960 leaving ~$400k @ 70.
Forum: FIRE and Money 08-08-2018, 04:29 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,691
Posted By DFA
Where is the SS Bridge money coming from? IF the...

Where is the SS Bridge money coming from? IF the money is coming from investments along with SWR monies that calculates to ~$1.4mm from investment total leaving about $400k left.
Forum: Life after FIRE 04-09-2018, 07:55 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,371
Posted By DFA
I have been watching this too, there was an...

I have been watching this too, there was an outcry to the Ireland government over the changes they made in 2015 that added the income requirements and other stuff. A petition was signed and sent in...
Forum: FIRE and Money 03-22-2018, 11:59 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,428
Posted By DFA
We have ordered a 2008 Mini, a 1982, 2010, and...

We have ordered a 2008 Mini, a 1982, 2010, and 2014 Camaro, and 2002 BMW. The wait is the worst, but you get what you want. I paid less than MSRP on all of them, only dealer cost I paid was prep...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 03-05-2018, 10:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,310
Posted By DFA
Thank all for comments, I have heard so many bad...

Thank all for comments, I have heard so many bad things about Medicare and how some doctors will not accept new patients that I just wanted to avoid it. We wanted to avoid any penalties that not...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 03-04-2018, 12:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,310
Posted By DFA
Planning for Medicare

Here is the situation:

I am retired Military, I have VA at 100% P&T (all care and Rx covered, I have Tricare too

My wife is retired under FERS with FEHB for both of us (Blue Cross Blue Shield)...
Forum: Travel Information 02-10-2018, 02:27 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 12,519
Posted By DFA
Ireland.

Ireland.
Forum: FIRE and Money 02-05-2018, 05:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,359
Posted By DFA
Should get mine Wednesday(per IRS site) and just...

Should get mine Wednesday(per IRS site) and just filed last Friday.
Forum: FIRE and Money 02-03-2018, 01:08 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,237
Posted By DFA
I already filed and have an approved refund and I...

I already filed and have an approved refund and I didn't have the 1099 from Schwab. I just used the numbers from my statements, did the same thing last year and no problems with IRS.
Forum: Other topics 01-31-2018, 03:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,748
Posted By DFA
The NGC site has a lot of information on coins...

The NGC site has a lot of information on coins grading pictures and price guides. I use it a lot.
Forum: FIRE and Money 01-05-2018, 10:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 824
Posted By DFA
Got ours in Dec too, download TT and found that...

Got ours in Dec too, download TT and found that they have not updated or uploaded the Education deductions paper work yet, so having to wait.
Forum: FIRE and Money 01-03-2018, 01:56 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 8,224
Posted By DFA
2014 WR 0% - Company payouts and DW working ...

2014 WR 0% - Company payouts and DW working
2015 WR 0% - Cash work and DW working
2016 WR 0% - DW worked 1/2 year
2017 WR 0% - Pensions cover expenses, taxes, and HC, sold house, moved, renting...
Forum: FIRE and Money 07-30-2017, 09:40 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,944
Posted By DFA
We don't budget we just track spending broadly,...

We don't budget we just track spending broadly, if there is something that comes up we just deal with it.
Forum: Other topics 07-21-2017, 06:55 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,003
Posted By DFA
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