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Forum: FIRE and Money Yesterday, 05:52 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,640
Posted By Retired Expat
Zip, zilch, nada. What I did get was to work...

Zip, zilch, nada. What I did get was to work less, go to four days a week then 3 as I extricated myself but I ran the West coast division and made i profits than anyone. Still was shown zero...
Forum: Other topics 08-12-2022, 08:30 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,277
Posted By Retired Expat
We try and use Mind My House or Trusted Home...

We try and use Mind My House or Trusted Home sitters where people stay in your home for free in exchange for pet care and maintain the property. Lots of retired folks doing this as a way to travel...
Forum: Other topics 08-12-2022, 08:22 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 852
Posted By Retired Expat
I run my gas grill on high closed for 15 or 20...

I run my gas grill on high closed for 15 or 20 minutes after most every use and it seems to self clean that grease so it doesnít build up. But yeah oven cleaner and a brush will get the rest of it.
Forum: FIRE and Money 08-09-2022, 06:44 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 9,086
Posted By Retired Expat
Never discuss specifics but it was clear to...

Never discuss specifics but it was clear to everyone that I live well and retired in my early 50ís so many were curious. I wonít talk about my holdings but will educate people on investment options,...
Forum: Life after FIRE 07-27-2022, 04:33 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 9,037
Posted By Retired Expat
his is getting more complicated than it looked....

his is getting more complicated than it looked. What else is new? What did others do for a supporting frame with your first foam mattress?

I put down some pieces of left over plywood and put my...
Forum: Other topics 07-26-2022, 05:21 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,829
Posted By Retired Expat
Clean the outside coils with a garden hose and...

Clean the outside coils with a garden hose and make sure the airflow there is not blocked. Check and replace your filters, then if not improved call a tech to recharge the system (Getting more and...
Forum: Life after FIRE 07-24-2022, 11:34 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,027
Posted By Retired Expat
Domicile is a somewhat complicated matter. You...

Domicile is a somewhat complicated matter. You take a job on another state, sell your home etc. In 2 years you move back and the place you lived all those years migh consider those 2 years a...
Forum: Other topics 07-22-2022, 11:52 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 5,240
Posted By Retired Expat
If they are really not including the cost of the...

If they are really not including the cost of the feature in the base price of producing the car than what is the harm. Ultimately including all those features in base production should generate an...
Forum: FIRE and Money 07-19-2022, 05:53 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,351
Posted By Retired Expat
Sorry for your loss. Donít forget to do a search...

Sorry for your loss. Donít forget to do a search for unclaimed property for every state your sister ever lived in. Amazing what may pop up. Probably check under your BIL name as well
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 07-18-2022, 10:36 PM
Replies: 594
Views: 42,243
Posted By Retired Expat
While cancellations and delays are a major...

While cancellations and delays are a major concern, I simply canít stomach the prices!! For us most anywhere is minimum 14-18 hours of travel so we said only business class going forward. So while a...
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 07-16-2022, 04:15 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 12,429
Posted By Retired Expat
A week ago I started to feel a little off. Home...

A week ago I started to feel a little off. Home test showed positive wife 68 moved upstairs to the guest suite, masks went on and we texted each other going forward. My cold symptoms got worse but...
Forum: Life after FIRE 07-16-2022, 04:04 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,027
Posted By Retired Expat
Get a digital mailbox. Your mail goes to a mail...

Get a digital mailbox. Your mail goes to a mail center, they open and scan and you see everything online. No waiting for mail to catch up. Of course they can forward mail if needed, deposit checks...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 07-12-2022, 04:59 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,784
Posted By Retired Expat
When I retired at 53 I made the decision to self...

When I retired at 53 I made the decision to self pay all coverage except for hospitalization. Would negotiate a cash price for doctor visits up front always for much much less than the rate they...
Forum: FIRE and Money 07-06-2022, 10:12 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 10,479
Posted By Retired Expat
I do plan to go back to work, in fact already...

I do plan to go back to work, in fact already startedÖ. But is remote work, part time, consulting mostly for a former employee and now friend who went out on his own and has landed a huge job. Happy...
Forum: Life after FIRE 07-06-2022, 10:01 AM
Replies: 542
Views: 35,189
Posted By Retired Expat
Have you all seen the John Oliver segment on...

Have you all seen the John Oliver segment on Subway? Harsh to say the least but true from what I understand. https://www.yahoo.com/video/john-oliver-subway-170000045.html For a review of that...
Forum: FIRE and Money 07-02-2022, 09:51 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 10,950
Posted By Retired Expat
Would you folks consider it Frugal if one only...

Would you folks consider it Frugal if one only used a 2% WR instead of 3 or 4? We get caught up on the total dollars where really our focus should be what % of our retirement stash we are spending. ...
Forum: FIRE and Money 07-02-2022, 10:19 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 10,950
Posted By Retired Expat
I have a 2 acre property and a riding mower with...

I have a 2 acre property and a riding mower with a 48 inch deck. It even has a cup holder, so not sure what kind of exercise it is. Used to mow a 3 acre property with a self propelled walk behind...
Forum: FIRE and Money 06-28-2022, 07:10 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,055
Posted By Retired Expat
Mint which is from Quicken, I believe can...

Mint which is from Quicken, I believe can aggregate all your accounts and track spending too and is free
Forum: Other topics 06-25-2022, 06:46 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,720
Posted By Retired Expat
That is what we did. Changed the jet pump with...

That is what we did. Changed the jet pump with limited suck to a submersible with good head. Also never a question of losing the prime or problems with the foot valve. Ideal if drawing from a pond or...
Forum: FIRE and Money 06-18-2022, 08:31 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 9,781
Posted By Retired Expat
Now to see if the rate I earn on my excess solar...

Now to see if the rate I earn on my excess solar generation will go up the same %.
Forum: Other topics 06-17-2022, 09:52 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,229
Posted By Retired Expat
The question is? Will she learn a lesson about...

The question is? Will she learn a lesson about others taking advantage of her and what real friends are. A real friend would have been concerned about her spending too much and getting in trouble....
Forum: Other topics 06-17-2022, 05:22 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 6,277
Posted By Retired Expat
That happened to me when I started to go gray....

That happened to me when I started to go gray. Bought a drugstore dye kit. Close friend very diplomatically said that dying my hair might help me look younger but I should spend the money and have a...
Forum: Life after FIRE 06-10-2022, 06:29 PM
Replies: 542
Views: 35,189
Posted By Retired Expat
I agree with this poster. Except that we travel...

I agree with this poster. Except that we travel a lot and when traveling it is easier to eat out. At home where I have a fully stocked kitchen it is easier, healthier and far cheaper to eat at home...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 06-10-2022, 06:20 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,209
Posted By Retired Expat
I have a portable water flosser. It has changed...

I have a portable water flosser. It has changed my life!!!
Forum: Other topics 06-10-2022, 06:16 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 8,833
Posted By Retired Expat
Cell phones like any tech are only as useful as...

Cell phones like any tech are only as useful as you make them. If you wear the same t-shirt socks and underwear, shorts everyday, you will never need a washing machine. I ust do them in the sink...
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