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Forum: Health and Early Retirement 08-08-2021, 04:56 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,862
Posted By Mykle57
Bob, on MassHealth as well. The online signup is...

Bob, on MassHealth as well. The online signup is horrible. It mostly collects info, but doesn't provide much if any back to you.
Providers under MassHealth aren't great, and vary by region. Had...
Forum: Other topics 07-27-2021, 06:21 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,155
Posted By Mykle57
Use FB daily, mostly from my phone. Keep my...

Use FB daily, mostly from my phone. Keep my friends list very short and unfriend or ... those that generate content I'm uninterested in.
What I use mostly are FB groups for my interests. Its similar...
Forum: Life after FIRE 07-16-2021, 04:27 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,244
Posted By Mykle57
Welcoming to retirement. I've not had much...

Welcoming to retirement. I've not had much success with keeping in contact with my co-workers and colleagues. Started by exchanging email and occasional phone calls but, wained over time as did my...
Forum: Other topics 07-10-2021, 06:02 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,223
Posted By Mykle57
Try googleing 'chipmunk swimming pool of death'....

Try googleing 'chipmunk swimming pool of death'. It works, it's cheap and it's portable. Whenever they get out of control at my house, the pool goes up.
Forum: FIRE and Money 06-16-2021, 06:06 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 7,582
Posted By Mykle57
My understanding of loan amortization is that the...

My understanding of loan amortization is that the first 3 monthly payments of a loan are predominantly interest and very little principal. Regardless of the interest rate. So, are you simply adding...
Forum: Other topics 05-28-2021, 07:41 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,150
Posted By Mykle57
Another suggesting PEX. Plumbed a number of...

Another suggesting PEX.

Plumbed a number of Habitat houses over the past few years. All supply lines are PEX. All heating lines are PEX. With the exception of near the boiler and near the water...
Forum: Other topics 05-27-2021, 10:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,168
Posted By Mykle57
You mentioned some owners may opt for foreclosure...

You mentioned some owners may opt for foreclosure rather than pay the assessment. .. wouldn't that lower your prospective sale price?
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 05-22-2021, 06:22 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,441
Posted By Mykle57
Thanks for the replies. Just wondering if anyone...

Thanks for the replies. Just wondering if anyone else got a similar notice. Guess when this comes due it'll have loads of fees and compounded interest but, I'll be long gone. A bit disappointed by...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 05-21-2021, 08:55 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,441
Posted By Mykle57
MassHealth Estate Recovery notice

FIREd 4+ years ago. Been keeping my income very low, pulling about $10k from my Rollover IRA; remainder from post-taxed accounts. e.g., taxable income near zero).

Back then there was a health care...
Forum: FIRE and Money 05-11-2021, 02:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 976
Posted By Mykle57
Thanks folks, It's what I thought, she's going...

Thanks folks,
It's what I thought, she's going realize a healthy tax bill next April.
Don't believe she's planning to reinvest in another (like-kind) property any time soon.

Will this tax be...
Forum: FIRE and Money 05-10-2021, 07:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 976
Posted By Mykle57
Tax implications in selling rental property?

Wondering about tax implications in selling rental property. Thought I'd ask the smart people here.

My DGF is selling a multifamily property she has owned for 33 years. Was originally owner...
Forum: Other topics 03-08-2021, 05:03 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,288
Posted By Mykle57
My next kitchen remodel will include far fewer...

My next kitchen remodel will include far fewer cabinets. I'm finding stuff that hasn't been used in years.
They look great and appear super functional, but, seem to collect a lot of stuff I really...
Forum: Other topics 02-28-2021, 12:55 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 6,773
Posted By Mykle57
Netflix had a docuseries called Dirty Money....

Netflix had a docuseries called Dirty Money. Episode 9 featured a real life man in my area who was placed into guardianship and bilked of his properties and savings.
Forum: Life after FIRE 02-19-2021, 08:19 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,742
Posted By Mykle57
Longtime software engineer. Somehow I thought in...

Longtime software engineer. Somehow I thought in retirement I'd find myself volunteer coding for some open source package.

Tried it for a bit and found I've absolutely no desire to stare at a...
Forum: FIRE and Money 02-05-2021, 03:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 680
Posted By Mykle57
RMSA at old employer. What to do?

FIREd 4+ years ago. Still have an RMSA at megacorp. Haven't needed to dip into it (thankfully). Its just sitting there. About $10k. They don't add to it. Don't even know what its invested in.
...
Forum: FIRE and Money 02-04-2021, 03:41 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,287
Posted By Mykle57
Why did dealer suggest transmission replacement? ...

Why did dealer suggest transmission replacement?
Is it slipping or did you get a check engine light?

Imho, I'd never bring a 12 year old car to a dealership unless its for warranty work. They...
Forum: Life after FIRE 11-03-2020, 07:35 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 6,025
Posted By Mykle57
Gradually. For my folks, we requested they...

Gradually.

For my folks, we requested they not drive certain hours/days (rush hours, night time, inclement weather, etc...). But, that meant we need to pick up driving duties at times (for dr...
Forum: Life after FIRE 07-13-2020, 07:08 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,823
Posted By Mykle57
Don't know if it matters or if you've already...

Don't know if it matters or if you've already considered it, builders usually build from the main entrance first, then toward the outer reaches last.
If you've selected a site further (from the...
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 03-30-2020, 10:37 AM
Replies: 576
Views: 26,328
Posted By Mykle57
No mask, no gloves. I just keep the 6 foot...

No mask, no gloves. I just keep the 6 foot buffer, don't touch my face, nose or eyes till I'm home and have washed my hands.

If you do feel the need to wear gloves kindly don't dispose of them in...
Forum: Life after FIRE 01-12-2020, 07:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 530
Posted By Mykle57
Not RVing, but, I volunteer with two separate...

Not RVing, but, I volunteer with two separate Habitat groups. Here in the northeast they are organized by county. Groups seem to have little interaction with each other.

The groups usually have a...
Forum: FIRE and Money 01-11-2020, 10:34 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,073
Posted By Mykle57
"...with my zero knowledge in investing, I...

"...with my zero knowledge in investing, I started put as much money as possible into my Vanguard retirement and non-retirement funds"

That already makes you smarter than two-thirds of people.
...
Forum: Technology, Media & e-Gadgets 12-22-2019, 11:37 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,320
Posted By Mykle57
Assuming you're not asking about electric, I'd...

Assuming you're not asking about electric, I'd say none. Everything is wireless today!

I've friends with homes built in the 80's with built-in speakers installed in the ceilings and network ...
Forum: Travel Information 12-03-2019, 08:37 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,142
Posted By Mykle57
When exchanging for pesos ask for more/mostly...

When exchanging for pesos ask for more/mostly small denomination bills. Taxis, small shop keepers and street vendors will tell you the can't break larger bills.
Forum: Technology, Media & e-Gadgets 11-22-2019, 10:22 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,034
Posted By Mykle57
Got the Nest/Google doorbell (to go with my...

Got the Nest/Google doorbell (to go with my existing Nest thermostats). Found a deal where they gave a free nest mini hub with the $300 doorbell. Video quality is pretty good. Installation was pretty...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 11-12-2019, 07:50 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,872
Posted By Mykle57
It's called something different in MA. And it'll...

It's called something different in MA. And it'll matter what state your in. There are several plans under the program. Called my PCP and asked which plan he accepted. I'm pretty healthy and haven't...
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