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Forum: Other topics 09-10-2021, 05:49 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,103
Posted By ddoorn
New Age: Paul Winter Consort

So many great choices here! Well done!

But along a different vein:

Almost EVERYTHING Paul Winter and his Consort have done engenders a sense of connection with our world. Each summer and winter...
Forum: Other topics 04-02-2021, 06:33 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 10,143
Posted By ddoorn
Lack of Opportunity

I especially agree with this. Around my upstate New York area I'm seeing less and less investment into stable, civil-service related employment and private industries are so unstable these days. I...
Forum: FIRE and Money 03-23-2021, 06:18 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 17,174
Posted By ddoorn
I wondered about the effects on spousal benefits,...

I wondered about the effects on spousal benefits, as I am 10 years older than my wife: is there an impact on her SS payout if I delay? She will likely draw a higher benefit than I due to her much...
Forum: Technology, Media & e-Gadgets 03-22-2021, 10:14 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 9,441
Posted By ddoorn
iPhone SE2 or iPhone 12 mini - Low Cost / Hi Quality Apple

Apple is wising up and offering lower cost iPhones that go the distance.

Don
Forum: Other topics 03-05-2021, 06:56 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 7,624
Posted By ddoorn
Several years ago I left my pack rat wife and...

Several years ago I left my pack rat wife and hoarder B-I-L, emptied the house...3 dumpster loads and an overhaul cleaning later I moved on to my new minimalist life with a focus on experiences, not...
Forum: FIRE and Money 03-05-2021, 06:44 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 9,209
Posted By ddoorn
Totally agree!

Good to see someone on my wavelength, lol!

I keep telling DW, who has a roving eye for a new house: we have everything we need on one floor, Iím not budging! :-)

Don
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 02-26-2021, 08:18 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 10,894
Posted By ddoorn
Keeping it simple

I’ve gone through it ALL!

I’m a “failed” bariatric patient, formerly morbidly obese person having topped out at 450 pounds and finally over the past couple decades I’ve achieved a stable...
Forum: Life after FIRE 01-27-2021, 08:27 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 14,361
Posted By ddoorn
Consider a Self-Sufficient Single Floor Within Your Home

I have been thinking about aging in place also. Although we have completely re-done our basement and it is a lovely place to be, our primary living space is upstairs and I just love how I have...
Forum: Technology, Media & e-Gadgets 12-22-2020, 06:11 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,149
Posted By ddoorn
FreeCycle.org or NextDoor.com

Years ago I dumped my vinyl through Freecycle. More recently I gave up on CDs (mostly, still hanging onto a few, around 20) through my neighborhood app, NextDoor.com.
Forum: FIRE and Money 11-27-2020, 05:35 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,142
Posted By ddoorn
Cricket: ATT Pipes Minus the Cost

I love Cricket prepaid wireless. Same towers & data connectivity with far less cost & headaches.

Don
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 11-20-2020, 04:35 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,131
Posted By ddoorn
Book - Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us

I love this book for how well it exposes the scientific exploitation of our tastebuds for profit.

https://smile.amazon.com/Salt-Sugar-Fat-Giants-Hooked/dp/0812982193/

Knowing that I'm being...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 10-30-2020, 05:42 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,216
Posted By ddoorn
Retirement goal: Learn How to Nap!

Iím 64 and I rarely nap...maybe once or twice a year.

Mostly because I donít wake up till hours have passed and that becomes disruptive.

Plus I do continue to work part time as a therapist and...
Forum: Technology, Media & e-Gadgets 10-30-2020, 05:31 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 9,441
Posted By ddoorn
IPhone SE 2

Perhaps this isnít sufficiently low-cost, but Iím hooked on the ease of use of the iOS/Apple-sphere and this model is pretty low cost around $400
Forum: Life after FIRE 09-25-2020, 07:39 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 9,110
Posted By ddoorn
Avoiding Coastal Areas

I love it here in the Binghamton, NY area as we are far enough removed from big water to avoid storms and in the southern most area of New York to avoid extreme winter cold, yet we enjoy all four...
Forum: Technology, Media & e-Gadgets 09-22-2020, 06:35 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,864
Posted By ddoorn
Love my 2020 SE 2!

In my opinion the savings in getting the SE 2 are worth giving up the top of the line photo capabilities of the 11 or other models. The camera is fine for my purposes and the battery does fine too.
...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 09-04-2020, 05:33 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,694
Posted By ddoorn
Flour and sugar...the less you consume, the...

Flour and sugar...the less you consume, the better for your overall health.

Fresh veggies and fruit? Bring Ďem on!
Forum: Other topics 07-03-2020, 05:11 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,239
Posted By ddoorn
Local Bike Club Likes Specialized E-Bikes

I havenít ridden any e-bikes but several of our local bike club have had good experiences with the Specialized brand that our local bike shop sells.

Don
Forum: Life after FIRE 06-19-2020, 06:56 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 9,685
Posted By ddoorn
I am not an expat but wife and I are giving it...

I am not an expat but wife and I are giving it serious consideration and it would be nice to join a thread that ponders how to decide to go for an expat lifestyle.

Iím torn due to extended family...
Forum: Other topics 05-22-2020, 05:19 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,468
Posted By ddoorn
I’m so happy for you to have found your Al-Anon...

I’m so happy for you to have found your Al-Anon family! <3
Forum: Other topics 05-22-2020, 04:26 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,468
Posted By ddoorn
Motivation: Al-Anon

I hope you can consider checking out Al-Anon as you have more company than you might think! When addiction enters the picture we can often make the mistake of believing that there is something we can...
Forum: Other topics 03-10-2020, 03:46 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,493
Posted By ddoorn
Road bicycling, guitar, cooking hobbies...

Road bicycling, guitar, cooking hobbies continuing with the addition of vegetable gardening since retiring last year. Hoping for a better crop this year! :-)

Don
Forum: FIRE and Money 03-03-2020, 04:48 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,379
Posted By ddoorn
Friday 2/21 I moved 1/3 from growth stock index...

Friday 2/21 I moved 1/3 from growth stock index adding to my bond fund index making it 2/3 of total funds, leaving 1/3 in total stock index for now.

Iím planning to move my remaining 1/3 out of...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 01-31-2020, 08:42 PM
Replies: 1,254
Views: 80,650
Posted By ddoorn
This was a bit unnerving: ...

This was a bit unnerving:

https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/markets/fridays-massive-sell-off-ruins-january-barometer-market-signal/ar-BBZwtBt

Don

MOD EDIT: Link is about the so-called...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 01-28-2020, 08:15 PM
Replies: 262
Views: 30,316
Posted By ddoorn
I’m a huge fan of keeping things simple and...

I’m a huge fan of keeping things simple and fasting and IF offers that for me. No fretting about what to eat, shopping, eating, all that time saved!

Like Jobs & Zuckerberg I’ll wear the same...
Forum: Other topics 01-28-2020, 07:22 PM
Replies: 1,481
Views: 74,886
Posted By ddoorn
Weíre definitely hoping to make our next vehicle...

Weíre definitely hoping to make our next vehicle all-electric. However since we both have a Prius and love our Toyotaís we are waiting for Toyota to come out with a more viable all- electric vehicle....
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