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Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 03-18-2020, 06:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 730
Posted By YakGrl
I also suggest using empty hotels for emergency...

I also suggest using empty hotels for emergency hospital beds. They did that in WWII.
Forum: Forum Admin 03-13-2020, 07:14 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 732
Posted By YakGrl
I had the same trouble with flash player pop ups...

I had the same trouble with flash player pop ups on Safari. I tried emptying cache and cookies and history, and running Malwarebytes and anything else I could think of to try. It is still a problem...
Forum: Hi, I am... 03-11-2020, 08:43 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,318
Posted By YakGrl
I have a friend that used the PACE program for...

I have a friend that used the PACE program for help with her mother that was suffering from dementia.
It is a support program that tries to help to keep the family member at home if that is what is...
Forum: Forum Admin 03-11-2020, 10:07 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 732
Posted By YakGrl
i am getting this on Safari too. I think it may...

i am getting this on Safari too. I think it may be Malware.
Forum: Hi, I am... 03-05-2020, 08:39 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,318
Posted By YakGrl
I am glad you are investigating an Adult Day...

I am glad you are investigating an Adult Day Care. It could be very good for your wife to have others to interact with, and perhaps she can think of herself as helping others at the facility and...
Forum: Hi, I am... 03-04-2020, 08:01 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,318
Posted By YakGrl
I understand the stress and exhaustion that you...

I understand the stress and exhaustion that you are under.
I retired last year as I was caregiving to both my sister and mother for several years. I had hired assistance and continued to work for...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 02-27-2020, 07:32 AM
Replies: 558
Views: 64,182
Posted By YakGrl
I received my first shot yesterday at the Publix...

I received my first shot yesterday at the Publix pharmacy. No charge with my Aetna retiree insurance. Slightly sore muscle in arm but very minor. No other reaction that I notice. I have a couple...
Forum: Hi, I am... 02-10-2020, 12:36 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,298
Posted By YakGrl
:greetings10: Go Mercer Bears!

:greetings10: Go Mercer Bears!
Forum: Life after FIRE 02-07-2020, 12:32 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,679
Posted By YakGrl
As a Floridian, I advise looking at the flood...

As a Floridian, I advise looking at the flood history of any area you are considering. Consider if home includes hurricane protection or if you will need to add them. Be ready to know if you will...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 02-06-2020, 08:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 518
Posted By YakGrl
60 years old now. I've been running 5ks for...

60 years old now. I've been running 5ks for about 10 years, mostly for fun and to stay motivated to keep up the running. I'm not competitive but it keeps me active and helps raise money for the...
Forum: Life after FIRE 01-20-2020, 07:57 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,537
Posted By YakGrl
Last year I did a UnCruise small ship trip to...

Last year I did a UnCruise small ship trip to Alaska and did Kayaking in Glacier Bay and Inside Passage. It was wonderful! I was able to sit and observe a large brown bear that was salmon fishing! ...
Forum: Life after FIRE 01-19-2020, 05:45 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,537
Posted By YakGrl
I have been kayaking for about 20 years. I love...

I have been kayaking for about 20 years. I love it. I highly recommend it. I would advise to find a local kayak outfitter that rents and provides lessons and they usually also provide guided local...
Forum: Other topics 12-27-2019, 06:47 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,969
Posted By YakGrl
I heard it on tonight's broadcast too. Very...

I heard it on tonight's broadcast too. Very disappointed. I enjoyed their reporting.
Forum: FIRE and Money 12-16-2019, 03:58 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,669
Posted By YakGrl
I contacted Vanguard today, and with the 401K...

I contacted Vanguard today, and with the 401K plan rules I need to fill out paperwork to request the conversion. They have mailed the paperwork to me. We will see if I can get this completed by end...
Forum: FIRE and Money 12-16-2019, 08:02 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,669
Posted By YakGrl
I am not planning to convert the whole balance as...

I am not planning to convert the whole balance as that would be a huge tax hit. I am only planning a small conversion amount to help to even out taxes owed and increase Roth funds. One of the...
Forum: FIRE and Money 12-16-2019, 07:59 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,669
Posted By YakGrl
That is a concern that the 401k rules may be more...

That is a concern that the 401k rules may be more complicated with withdrawing/conversion requirements. I guess I will find out what the rules are with this conversion attempt. Like you I have left...
Forum: FIRE and Money 12-15-2019, 08:12 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,669
Posted By YakGrl
With the information given today, I plan to do...

With the information given today, I plan to do the conversion this week, I will try to do it online but if I feel I need help I will call Vanguard for their execution. I believe I can do it online. ...
Forum: FIRE and Money 12-15-2019, 06:30 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,669
Posted By YakGrl
That answers my question on how to make sure they...

That answers my question on how to make sure they don't withhold taxes. I do not pay state income tax as a Florida resident. I will ask my CPA if I need to pay estimated taxes in early January, but...
Forum: FIRE and Money 12-15-2019, 04:19 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,669
Posted By YakGrl
That does sound simple. I will log on tomorrow...

That does sound simple. I will log on tomorrow and see if I can do it online as you describe. I just want to make sure they don't withhold taxes from the transfer as I want to convert the full...
Forum: FIRE and Money 12-15-2019, 01:17 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,669
Posted By YakGrl
Thank you. Yes, I have heard that too. I have...

Thank you. Yes, I have heard that too. I have the majority of my bond funds in my 401K, but I keep a smaller percentage in Roth. I want to be able to have some funds in bonds in Roth to use if I...
Forum: FIRE and Money 12-15-2019, 01:11 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,669
Posted By YakGrl
I have done rebalancing online, but with this...

I have done rebalancing online, but with this first conversion, I plan to call to make sure I get any feedback needed during the process. This will be a conversion from my 401K to my Roth.
This...
Forum: FIRE and Money 12-15-2019, 12:45 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,669
Posted By YakGrl
I am planning to call on Monday or Tuesday, as...

I am planning to call on Monday or Tuesday, as soon as I get feedback from this great site.

Thank you!
Forum: FIRE and Money 12-15-2019, 11:19 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,669
Posted By YakGrl
My first Roth conversion - advice

I am 60 years old now and retired in April of this year.
I started receiving my retirement payments in October of this year. This will be one of my lowest income years.
I am single and expect to...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 11-17-2019, 08:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 754
Posted By YakGrl
C-diff was the final cause of death for my father...

C-diff was the final cause of death for my father after hospital antibiotics for heart bypass surgery.
MRSA was a factor in my sister's death after infection following knee replacement.
Hospitals...
Forum: Life after FIRE 11-14-2019, 04:30 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 13,535
Posted By YakGrl
Family caregiving reached the point that it...

Family caregiving reached the point that it needed to take priority over the job.
I was financially prepared for early retirement but had been waiting for a buy-out offer possibility every year, but...
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