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Forum: FIRE and Money 10-23-2017, 10:01 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 13,117
Posted By SlowTwitcher
My dad had a $100 pet care rule. I think that was...

My dad had a $100 pet care rule. I think that was the price to put them down. So he was in for no more than that.
For me, craft beer. Founder's KBS pouring local brewpub couple nights ago. Didn't...
Forum: FIRE and Money 09-28-2017, 06:24 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 11,436
Posted By SlowTwitcher
If you go, there will be trouble And if you...

If you go, there will be trouble
And if you stay it will be double.

Can't believe you all saved this for me.
Thank you.:bow:
Forum: FIRE and Money 01-12-2012, 05:22 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 9,587
Posted By SlowTwitcher
Plan B: Las Vegas (insert your city of...

Plan B: Las Vegas (insert your city of preference) hotel room.
That $50 a night covers a lot of bills I currently pay:

mortgage, insurance, prop tax, repairs, replacing worn...
Forum: FIRE and Money 02-08-2011, 05:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,871
Posted By SlowTwitcher
Or a Home on stilts, over The Mississippi, in...

Or a Home on stilts, over The Mississippi, in tornado alley, on a fault line.:laugh:
Forum: Other topics 10-19-2009, 02:58 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,666
Posted By SlowTwitcher
I found these deaths shocking as well, right in...

I found these deaths shocking as well, right in my backyard. What's even more frightening is the distances when the runners went down were 11, 12, and 13 miles. NOT 24 to 26 miles!! It was very...
Forum: FIRE and Money 10-18-2009, 05:23 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 12,576
Posted By SlowTwitcher
Algebra teacher. I was good at very quick,...

Algebra teacher. I was good at very quick, accurate tasks (and math/science), became a pharmacist.
Forum: Other topics 06-10-2009, 07:34 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,923
Posted By SlowTwitcher
We used to eat there, prior to the "bean"...

We used to eat there, prior to the "bean" incident. My DW ordered tacos without cheese (lactose intolerant), and they charged me for extra cheese on my tacos.

Known also here as: Taco Hell,...
Forum: Life after FIRE 03-28-2009, 07:58 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,964
Posted By SlowTwitcher
I currently live in suburb of Detroit, have lived...

I currently live in suburb of Detroit, have lived in Detroit, went to University in Detroit for 7 years, and have worked in Detroit. I truly see no hope for the city. I wouldn't accept a house...
Forum: FIRE and Money 03-04-2009, 07:41 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 7,405
Posted By SlowTwitcher
Pure luck on my part. I had many small to midsize...

Pure luck on my part. I had many small to midsize accounts that I began to consolidate in the summer of 2007 - all to a Vanguard account. I didn't want to make small purchases into the market as all...
Forum: FIRE and Money 11-23-2008, 10:15 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,612
Posted By SlowTwitcher
Wondering if taking money out of 401k early is...

Wondering if taking money out of 401k early is always a bad idea? Let's say an engineer with GM loses his job on Jan 1 when the company folds. Biggest problem is paying mortgage monthly with no job...
Forum: FIRE and Money 11-23-2008, 09:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,930
Posted By SlowTwitcher
Any gamblers?

I've been playing the get-rich-slow stock market game and am content with it. Yet, I recently have had an idea that will not abate. Would you be willing to risk a stash of money (say $10,000) on a...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 03-30-2008, 06:02 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,353
Posted By SlowTwitcher
In my area I have seen that Medicare Part D...

In my area I have seen that Medicare Part D prescription plans have paid
for the vaccine with about a thirty dollar copay. Most other Rx insurance
plans have not paid for and retail cost is about...
Forum: Other topics 03-30-2008, 07:52 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,677
Posted By SlowTwitcher
Like most guys, mom took care of this for the...

Like most guys, mom took care of this for the first 25 yrs of my life then DW
took over... until she became pregnant. I didn't expect her to help build the
deck or lay sod ;D but she apparently was...
Forum: Life after FIRE 03-27-2008, 08:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,175
Posted By SlowTwitcher
I'm from the Detroit area (unfortunately) and no!...

I'm from the Detroit area (unfortunately) and no! I/we don't care other than the extent of wasted money. This Bozo's first term was under suspicion for
repeated fiscal abuse and his punishment was...
Forum: FIRE and Money 02-01-2007, 07:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,871
Posted By SlowTwitcher
Open a Roth...?

I'm selling some individual stocks(and closing the account) in a taxable account worth about $8000, to reallocate. This is about a $1200 loss. This money is sort of rainy day fund/emergency fund. I...
Forum: FIRE and Money 01-24-2007, 07:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,254
Posted By SlowTwitcher
Re: Walmart to heavily discount prescription drugs

[quote=Rich_in_Tampa ]

Generics are already pretty cheap in many cases. Note that a 6 month supply of hydrochlorothiazide costs about $18, or $6 per month. What I'd really like to see is...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 01-22-2007, 07:27 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 9,434
Posted By SlowTwitcher
Re: Bush's Health Plan--merged threads

"I think the general idea for this bill is to start de-linking our health insurance and our employment."

Along these lines, I was wondering if anyone feels the Health Savings Account
also will...
Forum: FIRE and Money 01-05-2007, 09:26 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,172
Posted By SlowTwitcher
Impetus for FIRE?

Just curious what has lead others to FIRE.
It was a indeed a braying jack#!* of a boss that started me down the path.
-What if I am terminated? What if I can't find another job soon? What if I lose...
Forum: Life after FIRE 01-03-2007, 11:42 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 8,229
Posted By SlowTwitcher
Re: Hobbies in ER

Run Forrest Run!
A few hundred bucks a year for some quality shoes and you have a bonafide time-filling, first-class exercise program. Bonus, you get to eat guilt-free and I guarantee you'll have...
Forum: FIRE and Money 12-31-2006, 01:10 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 9,909
Posted By SlowTwitcher
Re: What Women Want

Lowflyer,
you're right of course. It always comes down to a bell curve. The couples originally
discussed are in the lower percentages in regard to communication, trust, financial
savvy, ...
...
Forum: FIRE and Money 12-31-2006, 09:05 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 9,909
Posted By SlowTwitcher
Re: What Women Want

Rich in Tampa:

Amen and Thank You Baby Jesus!!!!
Could you have your DW call mine to set up lunch. Our treat!
;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Forum: FIRE and Money 12-31-2006, 08:44 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 9,909
Posted By SlowTwitcher
Re: What Women Want

"I suggested that since she hadn't had a job for 30 years maybe it was her turn and he could stay home."

My wife and I are discussing similar situation. I believe the best scenario from a new...
Forum: FIRE and Money 12-09-2006, 09:29 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,798
Posted By SlowTwitcher
Re: Basic Book Recommendation

I've always been irritated by the school's irresponsibility regarding finances.
If we're going to teach quadratic equations and retrograde motion shouldn't
The Rule of 72 or the fact that 'time' is...
Forum: FIRE and Money 11-25-2006, 06:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 15,661
Posted By SlowTwitcher
401a rollover??

I have an account with a previous employer that I would like to rollover, eventually into a Roth IRA. It is a 401(a). The part I'm confused about is that my contributions were after tax; it has...
Forum: FIRE and Money 11-12-2006, 08:26 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 7,645
Posted By SlowTwitcher
Re: Stop working = More college financial aid?

Jeez, your'e all making me thinks I should sell my 529 assests, even with 10% penalty! ;) I assume financial aid would figure that if you could afford to save a chunk in these plans, you probably...
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