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Forum: FIRE and Money 02-24-2021, 11:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 917
Posted By Easypick
We are almost in the same situation as you income...

We are almost in the same situation as you income wise. We plan on waiting to file even though we have a small overpayment. (probably just apply to 2021 as we plan on doing more conversions)
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 11-18-2019, 09:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,079
Posted By Easypick
Part D - Is cheapest the best?

First time to pick Part D for the full year. If all my drugs are all covered should I just pick the cheapest? My concern is it is a new to Part D (Mutual of Omaha) with no track record. It may be...
Forum: Other topics 06-10-2016, 06:24 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,616
Posted By Easypick
We had a lot of rain this year and I guess that...

We had a lot of rain this year and I guess that was the cause for two colonies of acrobat ants get into our walls through the weep holes. Ants will be attracted to either a sweet or protein bait. I...
Forum: Travel Information 06-13-2015, 03:18 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,938
Posted By Easypick
Driving for me was not hard on the roads. It is...

Driving for me was not hard on the roads. It is a bit more difficult in parking lots as you seem to revert back to your instincts.

One other thing - if you get a diesel, the motor may stop when...
Forum: Other topics 04-26-2015, 08:34 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 11,240
Posted By Easypick
Age: 62 Retired: 5 years Gender: M Status:...

Age: 62
Retired: 5 years
Gender: M
Status: Married 40 years
Forum: Other topics 04-13-2015, 04:32 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,691
Posted By Easypick
Chocolate soldier drink in a bottle. I remember...

Chocolate soldier drink in a bottle. I remember getting them out of a horizontal soda machine. You put your money in and slid the bottle along a rack then lifted your selection out.
Forum: Life after FIRE 03-08-2015, 06:30 AM
Replies: 346
Views: 49,026
Posted By Easypick
Currently I am 62 and I retired at 57. The plan...

Currently I am 62 and I retired at 57. The plan was to retire at 62, but stock options accelerated my plan.
Forum: FIRE and Money 03-05-2015, 10:21 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,743
Posted By Easypick
FYI - Called Vanguard to check on brokerage...

FYI - Called Vanguard to check on brokerage account 1099 consolidated. They told me to expect March 17th. The delay was due to tax department working on some reporting issues related to municipal...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 10-09-2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,941
Posted By Easypick
We have a Christmas Danube River cruise slated in...

We have a Christmas Danube River cruise slated in December. Right now the plan is to go barring any sort of outbreak or travel advisory. We have a rail trip planned out for Europe next spring, but...
Forum: FIRE and Money 08-27-2014, 05:04 PM
Replies: 294
Views: 31,400
Posted By Easypick
Wow, thanks for all the replies. It certainly...

Wow, thanks for all the replies. It certainly gives me more to think about.

The GPO offset mentioned by youbet and others was a primary driver for wanting to take SS early. The ideal was to...
Forum: FIRE and Money 08-26-2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 294
Views: 31,400
Posted By Easypick
Social Security at 62 - Yes or No

I am 61 and the wife is 59. We both have upcoming birthdays, so I am facing the “do I take SS early or not”. I think it is a good move based on the following:

• Our annual expenses less travel...
Forum: FIRE and Money 08-22-2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 7,467
Posted By Easypick
Here's our breakdown. The bill gives a per KWh...

Here's our breakdown. The bill gives a per KWh then includes all the additional charges. We have a 2400 sq ft one story house, but lots of windows and 16 ft ceilings in living areas.

Extra...
Forum: FIRE and Money 06-23-2014, 06:02 AM
Replies: 770
Views: 85,559
Posted By Easypick
In the past we have not had any problems using...

In the past we have not had any problems using our Capital One card on our foreign travels as all merchants we used had the default to signature option. We are planning a Christmas river cruise and...
Forum: Other topics 06-22-2014, 07:44 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,973
Posted By Easypick
Try local marinas or small airports (planes...

Try local marinas or small airports (planes equipped to run on mogas need ethanol free gas as I understand it)
Forum: Other topics 01-23-2014, 09:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,153
Posted By Easypick
I had had to back off one of my volunteer...

I had had to back off one of my volunteer activities. It's a great organization purpose-wise, but too many politics and egos to deal with for a volunteer group. I still choose to participate, but not...
Forum: Other topics 01-13-2014, 07:46 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,796
Posted By Easypick
We are fortunate enough to have semi-annual...

We are fortunate enough to have semi-annual environmental fair in our town that includes free, commercial shredding. I save up my stuff to be shredded in an old briefcase and take it to the fair...
Forum: Other topics 09-21-2013, 06:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,613
Posted By Easypick
This is my understanding of the issue. Several...

This is my understanding of the issue. Several 911 districts (W. Virginia and Florida) sued MJ for not collecting and paying to them 911 service fees. As a result, if you want to have 911 services...
Forum: FIRE and Money 06-21-2013, 08:23 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,988
Posted By Easypick
Ours is $20K per year for two people. Like you,...

Ours is $20K per year for two people. Like you, we expect ours to drop in several years. We did travel ioverseas during our working years, and still try to do one or two trips internationally...
Forum: Other topics 01-18-2013, 08:34 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,601
Posted By Easypick
According to this article, some people don't...

According to this article, some people don't stink and still use deodorant.

https://blog.chron.com/sciguy/2013/01/if-your-underarms-didnt-stink-would-you-still-wear-deodorant/...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 12-01-2012, 05:14 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,996
Posted By Easypick
I had to laugh. A Passages Addiction treatment ad...

I had to laugh. A Passages Addiction treatment ad showed up in my sidebar!!
Forum: Travel Information 08-03-2012, 10:32 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,129
Posted By Easypick
I am glad you enjoyed your first flight with a...

I am glad you enjoyed your first flight with a non-pilot passenger. I think I was more thrilled about that than first solo or getting my PPL. My wife and I enjoyed a number of years of flying after...
Forum: Travel Information 06-17-2012, 07:19 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,832
Posted By Easypick
We've used a simcard we got ahead of time from...

We've used a simcard we got ahead of time from Telistial (on the web) in both Ireland and France. I works great in my unlocked android and they have them for iphones as well. The great part is you...
Forum: Other topics 06-15-2012, 04:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,092
Posted By Easypick
We just watched on Netflix Season 1 of...

We just watched on Netflix Season 1 of Lillyhammer. Super funny with Steven Van Zandt (Sopranos and E Street Band). Note: bad language and brief nudity, but a riot to watch!)
Forum: Other topics 02-12-2012, 06:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,111
Posted By Easypick
Poor alternative investment idea - Viaticals

Besides the macbre factor this type of investment appears to be a rip-off. Good sense goes out the window for some people and all they see are dollar signs.


DFW investors learn the unspoken...
Forum: FIRE and Money 02-11-2012, 08:26 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,934
Posted By Easypick
Instead of keeping everything on a hard drive, I...

Instead of keeping everything on a hard drive, I put it all on a flash drive. The flash drive contains all account information as well as a detailed "what to do" with a suggested time line. The...
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