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Forum: FIRE and Money 05-12-2021, 11:56 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 5,664
Posted By PandaBear
Dh has a 75k per year, non Cola pension from a...

Dh has a 75k per year, non Cola pension from a company that does a lot of government contracts (aerospace)

I am either retiring in June 2022 or June 2023 from public education. I work in a...
Forum: FIRE and Money 05-12-2021, 11:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 472
Posted By PandaBear
Thanks for the suggestion. I will think about how...

Thanks for the suggestion. I will think about how to approach ER, perhaps in a more general sense.
Forum: FIRE and Money 05-12-2021, 11:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 472
Posted By PandaBear
I am not giving her advice on how much to spend....

I am not giving her advice on how much to spend. She wants help in learning a budget (like an envelope or YNAB style). My dh uses a style of budget that is fixed spending, savings and discretionary....
Forum: FIRE and Money 05-12-2021, 10:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 472
Posted By PandaBear
Helping Adult Daughter with a Budget

Hi Everyone,
My adult daughter just bought a condo and actually just asked me today to help her with a budget. I am rather surprised! She tends to be independent and I wasn't expecting this.

I...
Forum: Hi, I am... 04-30-2021, 02:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,826
Posted By PandaBear
I made the same decision as well. I moved from a...

I made the same decision as well. I moved from a special eduction administrator to a specialist role in 2015. Made all the difference in the world. I made the move not only for my own stress but...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 04-29-2021, 12:49 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,440
Posted By PandaBear
My second eye was last week. I was nervous. Score...

My second eye was last week. I was nervous. Score both procedures (not panicked but nervous) and I am thrilled to have 20/20 vision. Those toric lens are amazing.

The funniest thing.....as I fall...
Forum: FIRE and Money 04-21-2021, 07:07 PM
Replies: 305
Views: 21,052
Posted By PandaBear
My daughter just bought a 1BR/1Bath condo in San...

My daughter just bought a 1BR/1Bath condo in San Jose. Iíd say a 2/2 should sell, because so many are 2/1 or 2/1.5
Q
Forum: Life after FIRE 04-17-2021, 03:16 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 9,520
Posted By PandaBear
I am both stunned and feel blessed. I always...

I am both stunned and feel blessed. I always lived below my means, even when I was single. But the most important factor in my wonderful, soon to be retirement, was choosing the correct spouse....
Forum: Other topics 04-16-2021, 12:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 498
Posted By PandaBear
We were at Pearl Harbor the other day and the...

We were at Pearl Harbor the other day and the park ranger shared there are only two survivors left from the Arizona.
Forum: Travel Information 04-15-2021, 11:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 880
Posted By PandaBear
We are currently at Aulani. I would say the...

We are currently at Aulani. I would say the adults and kids would live it. The older ten, maybe less so (Iím guessing). Currently, there are no adult only pools but there is a very nice adults only...
Forum: FIRE and Money 04-05-2021, 11:31 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,036
Posted By PandaBear
Thank you for sharing. I am thinking your...

Thank you for sharing. I am thinking your information is assuming we plan to keep he house after my mom passes?

In our situation, the three options are:
#1
1. Mom relocates from CA to midwest....
Forum: Travel Information 04-04-2021, 10:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 880
Posted By PandaBear
We will be there in a week! Let me know if...

We will be there in a week! Let me know if thereís anything you want me to look at for you.
Forum: Other topics 04-04-2021, 09:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 843
Posted By PandaBear
My husband and sons laid a paver patio in our...

My husband and sons laid a paver patio in our backyard. They used sand which levels and keeps the weeds out. Itís been at least 5 years and is still nice.
Iíd says itís maybe 10í x 10í so not tiny...
Forum: FIRE and Money 04-04-2021, 01:26 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,036
Posted By PandaBear
Unfortunately I donít get to decide what happens...

Unfortunately I donít get to decide what happens to the property. Itís not mine. I can give some input but my mom and brother currently donít want to sell it. Thatís why Iím trying to have a good...
Forum: FIRE and Money 04-04-2021, 01:24 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,036
Posted By PandaBear
This is one of those situations where the most...

This is one of those situations where the most practical solution isnít an option, at least at the moment. It is what it is.
Forum: FIRE and Money 04-04-2021, 01:21 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,036
Posted By PandaBear
Thank you. Luckily the changes wonít impact us.

Thank you. Luckily the changes wonít impact us.
Forum: Hi, I am... 04-04-2021, 01:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,181
Posted By PandaBear
I have a spreadsheet started with different tabs....

I have a spreadsheet started with different tabs. One has the basics, such as the location of an account and contact info (no account numbers), life insurance companies, pension contact info, etc. I...
Forum: FIRE and Money 04-02-2021, 12:30 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,036
Posted By PandaBear
Thank you!

Thank you!
Forum: FIRE and Money 04-02-2021, 11:59 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,036
Posted By PandaBear
Thank you to everyone who commented. I learned...

Thank you to everyone who commented. I learned more about what I need to learn before I meet with the tax person. Thatís exactly what I was hoping to get.....what more should I investigate.
...
Forum: FIRE and Money 04-02-2021, 11:52 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,036
Posted By PandaBear
We are n CA. Because the trust was redone after...

We are n CA. Because the trust was redone after my dads death I donít know the answer for sure. I appreciate the info.....I will look more into this.
Forum: FIRE and Money 04-02-2021, 11:51 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,036
Posted By PandaBear
Good to know about depreciation. I didnít realize...

Good to know about depreciation. I didnít realize that. We are in CA, so I believe she gets the full amount from the value when my dad died.

I appreciate your input
Forum: FIRE and Money 04-02-2021, 11:49 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,036
Posted By PandaBear
Thanks for your input. The 5k is an estimate. It...

Thanks for your input. The 5k is an estimate. It could possibly rent for more. We wonít rent it right away. My mom plans to move in May and my son will live there temporarily, just so someone is in...
Forum: FIRE and Money 04-01-2021, 10:08 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,036
Posted By PandaBear
Help....renting a parent's house

My mom has decided to move to a retirement community. She currently owns a home in a HCOL area. She will be moving to a different state (where she was born and raised and still has family and...
Forum: FIRE and Money 04-01-2021, 12:41 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,407
Posted By PandaBear
We are also in the Bay Area. We helped our kids...

We are also in the Bay Area. We helped our kids out (paid for college, they had a second hand car, etc)

We are currently helping child #2 purchase a condo (with the down payment). Itís a condo...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 03-28-2021, 02:24 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,440
Posted By PandaBear
Just had my left eye done this past week. A...

Just had my left eye done this past week. A specialty toric lens was used. $3000 for the lens, the extra measurements they use, etc. Itís really a miracle......I have 20/20 vision now in that eye. I...
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