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Forum: FIRE and Money 03-24-2021, 02:46 PM
Replies: 80
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Posted By gwix98
Iím in the do it camp. Iím in a similar situation...

Iím in the do it camp. Iím in a similar situation plus I have an old patio that needs to be removed. Basic bid came in at $35K. Looking at your drawing it looks reasonable. Many of us will be...
Forum: Stock Picking and Market Strategy 03-09-2021, 04:49 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 7,022
Posted By gwix98
Two stocks and the rest ETF’s. Works very well....

Two stocks and the rest ETF’s. Works very well. No withdrawals yet.
Forum: Other topics 02-23-2021, 06:46 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 6,257
Posted By gwix98
I figure the gas savings alone pays for the...

I figure the gas savings alone pays for the membership. Great wine selection, too.
And my wife needs hearing aids. Much
cheaper than any other source she has
found.
Forum: Technology, Media & e-Gadgets 12-19-2020, 11:36 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,430
Posted By gwix98
Thanks to all for your input. Happy Holidays to...

Thanks to all for your input. Happy Holidays to all!
Forum: Technology, Media & e-Gadgets 12-19-2020, 11:34 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,430
Posted By gwix98
I get it! We all have our preferences!

I get it! We all have our preferences!
Forum: Technology, Media & e-Gadgets 12-19-2020, 10:24 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,430
Posted By gwix98
Very true regarding connection speed. We are...

Very true regarding connection speed. We are relatively slow at 30/30.
Forum: Technology, Media & e-Gadgets 12-19-2020, 10:10 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,430
Posted By gwix98
Itís true, I could get by with my current IPAD 2...

Itís true, I could get by with my current IPAD 2 Air. It does all I need it to do.
Likewise with my Series 7 iPhone. The additional speed might be nice if it
really is all that noticeable. ...
Forum: Technology, Media & e-Gadgets 12-19-2020, 09:53 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,430
Posted By gwix98
Audrey, I actually like touch too. DW has...

Audrey,

I actually like touch too. DW has face recognition, but not sure she
uses it that much.
Forum: Technology, Media & e-Gadgets 12-19-2020, 09:15 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,430
Posted By gwix98
New iPad

Hi all,

Iím looking to buy a new IPAD. I currently have a 64 gb Air thatís at least
5 years old. Iíll likely purchase this after Christmas. I have had two since
they were introduced. Both have...
Forum: FIRE and Money 12-12-2020, 04:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 302
Posted By gwix98
UGMA account

I opened up a UGMA account for my 4 year grandson last Dec with $500 invested in VTI. Closing in on 18% plus for 2020. I plan to add at least $500 annually or more depending on the year and my annual...
Forum: FIRE and Money 12-12-2020, 04:18 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 7,382
Posted By gwix98
I have a B of A ATM card only. That and two CC’s...

I have a B of A ATM card only. That and two CC’s (1 rewards) are all I need.
I’ve played the sign up bonus game for years and my credit score continues to
go up. I’ve never used a debit card. No...
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 12-04-2020, 06:52 PM
Replies: 360
Views: 29,904
Posted By gwix98
I also know a former co-worker who had it at age...

I also know a former co-worker who had it at age 65 and did very well. Good luck!
Forum: Other topics 12-04-2020, 06:46 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 5,557
Posted By gwix98
I bought a new vehicle to replace my old Toyota...

I bought a new vehicle to replace my old Toyota pickup. It’s nice to have one new vehicle in your life. And a Japanese vehicle could very much outlive me at 4500 miles a year! DW also got a new one...
Forum: FIRE and Money 12-04-2020, 05:14 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,446
Posted By gwix98
Used to be up to five years. Looking back I wish...

Used to be up to five years. Looking back I wish I had done that.
Forum: Other topics 11-24-2020, 05:59 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,522
Posted By gwix98
For most of us a good electric chain saw works...

For most of us a good electric chain saw works just great!
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 11-22-2020, 07:22 PM
Replies: 899
Views: 103,128
Posted By gwix98
Yes! We had a couple lab assistants at the...

Yes! We had a couple lab assistants at the clinical lab where I worked. Iíd never seen shingles up close. One was relatively mild, but the other was laid up for 3 weeks and had ďphantomĒ pain for...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 11-22-2020, 06:22 PM
Replies: 899
Views: 103,128
Posted By gwix98
Have heard all sorts of stories regarding this 2...

Have heard all sorts of stories regarding this 2 part vaccination.
But for me was essentially a non event for the first dose.
Guess we see how the second goes in 3 months.

The first generation...
Forum: FIRE and Money 11-22-2020, 06:05 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 15,423
Posted By gwix98
Currently using all ETF’s and also own a couple...

Currently using all ETF’s and also own a couple stocks.
46%VTI
12% UTG
12%PGX
10%BIV
10%MSFT
10%AAPL

Has worked well for me. Pension and SS provide living expenses.
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 11-17-2020, 08:13 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,116
Posted By gwix98
I had to be up at 4:30 to get prepared for work....

I had to be up at 4:30 to get prepared for work. I’d go to bed about 9 PM. Now I go to bed at that same time and wake around 3:30. I do notice that if I stay up later I don’t sleep as well, but seem...
Forum: Young Dreamers 11-17-2020, 08:04 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,126
Posted By gwix98
Thanks for sharing your story. It took me years...

Thanks for sharing your story. It took me years to figure out that staying fully invested was the best approach. I do have a small portion of my portfolio that I swing trade with good luck. But itís...
Forum: FIRE and Money 11-17-2020, 07:55 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,136
Posted By gwix98
Consider the Morningstar Community Forums. Some...

Consider the Morningstar Community Forums.
Some pretty sharp folks on there.
Forum: Technology, Media & e-Gadgets 10-30-2020, 04:49 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 8,484
Posted By gwix98
+1 for IPhone. I’ve had a 6 and currently a 7....

+1 for IPhone. I’ve had a 6 and currently a 7. Once you go Apple, you will
likely never go back. I use it every day. Along with an IPAD.
Forum: FIRE and Money 10-16-2020, 05:08 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,084
Posted By gwix98
Seattle area is still on fire too. If you list...

Seattle area is still on fire too.
If you list your house, you better have a place to move to in the works.
Forum: Stock Picking and Market Strategy 10-13-2020, 04:12 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,635
Posted By gwix98
I hold mostly index ETF’s. VTI being the largest...

I hold mostly index ETF’s. VTI being the largest holding.

Have only two individual stocks: MSFT and AAPL
Microsoft would be my favorite.
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 09-29-2020, 04:00 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,822
Posted By gwix98
Ive been taking lisinopril for years. Had a...

Ive been taking lisinopril for years. Had a stressful job, and packing extra weight.
Stress is a killer and we all know it, as is excess weight and inactivity.
I now take two meds at age 68 to...
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