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Forum: Young Dreamers 12-19-2008, 06:17 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 27,644
Posted By Own2Feet
I keep sensing an anti-age-difference bias in so...

I keep sensing an anti-age-difference bias in so many posts...and here it pops up again...sheesh, 40 and 25 is only 15 years apart, that's nothing, it's not like one of them is a child. And it...
Forum: Other topics 12-14-2008, 05:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,154
Posted By Own2Feet
I have worked for the same large Federal agency...

I have worked for the same large Federal agency for nigh on 29 years. I change offices every year or 2 (normal where I work), so I've seen the gamut of "holiday" "parties" as they are done at my...
Forum: FIRE and Money 12-07-2008, 03:09 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,616
Posted By Own2Feet
1) People check out your credit card? Whoda...

1) People check out your credit card? Whoda thunk it.

2) A platinum card is special? I just thought it was the latest gimmick from the credit union. They offered a Visa with 5% cash back on...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 12-06-2008, 06:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,442
Posted By Own2Feet
Rich, you raise some good points. After...

Rich, you raise some good points. After re-reading what I wrote, I realized I was assuming that osteoarthritic changes will show up on X-rays every time. I guess my real question is: Can I have...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 12-06-2008, 03:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,442
Posted By Own2Feet
Do radiologists take patient's age into account when reporting results to your Dr.?

I am 52 and in pretty good shape. For two months, persistent pain on the right side of my neck has interfered with my workouts, turning my head while driving, and working at my desk. Finally, I gave...
Forum: Young Dreamers 12-06-2008, 01:23 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 7,765
Posted By Own2Feet
Ziggy 29 wrote: "Me? I was a Computer Science...

Ziggy 29 wrote: "Me? I was a Computer Science major in college and I'm a "senior systems analyst" now. The job's okay as far as jobs go, but it's uninspiring. Looking at how everything played out in...
Forum: FIRE and Money 12-02-2008, 08:27 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 15,899
Posted By Own2Feet
"And I really want to know why people pick on...

"And I really want to know why people pick on frugal people. It must be something about us that pushes their buttons!"

Could it be the same thing that pushes some people's buttons when they see a...
Forum: FIRE and Money 12-02-2008, 08:23 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 15,899
Posted By Own2Feet
I hope to be in a semi-secure place in my later...

I hope to be in a semi-secure place in my later years and saving money now is my way of trying to achieve that. It does bother me that she makes those little irritating (irritating to me) comments to...
Forum: Life after FIRE 11-24-2008, 05:19 PM
Replies: 19,090
Views: 1,689,219
Posted By Own2Feet
As the resident hunter-gatherer, I picked up a...

As the resident hunter-gatherer, I picked up a 25-pound turkey at the local supermarket for $12.50....there's a lot of grocery store competition in our area. We make up for it , though, in high...
Forum: FIRE and Money 11-13-2008, 05:57 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 10,514
Posted By Own2Feet
I just realized how funny it sounds to say I've...

I just realized how funny it sounds to say I've been "watching" a TV, which we do not own, for almost a year...must be time to get ready for bed and yet another 0445 wake-up call and commute downtown.
Forum: FIRE and Money 11-13-2008, 05:55 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 10,514
Posted By Own2Feet
Nothing seems to be coming down in price much...

Nothing seems to be coming down in price much around here, except gas of course. Certainly not services. We priced having our countertops upgraded this summer, held off due to various things, then...
Forum: Other topics 11-09-2008, 02:43 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,886
Posted By Own2Feet
Very sorry to learn that another good feline soul...

Very sorry to learn that another good feline soul is getting close to passing away.

You will hurt, but once your cat friend is gone, he won't hurt any more.

One of the best friends I ever...
Forum: Life after FIRE 11-08-2008, 05:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,203
Posted By Own2Feet
I also grew up in S. Fla (Actually, spent my...

I also grew up in S. Fla (Actually, spent my teenage/college years there...dad retired when I was still in high school). We lived in a "regular" suburb that was a mix of working and retired folks;...
Forum: FIRE and Money 10-30-2008, 06:38 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,730
Posted By Own2Feet
We have 3 "demand" accounts (1 credit union, 2...

We have 3 "demand" accounts (1 credit union, 2 money market) but only write paper checks on the odd occasion when we cannot use our free, online bill-paying through the credit union. Lots of savings...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 10-28-2008, 05:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,740
Posted By Own2Feet
Toofrugalformycat wrote, >As one with suicide...

Toofrugalformycat wrote,
>As one with suicide in the family history (during the Great Depression), I try to pay >extra attention to those in my circle who mention the possibility. They are probably...
Forum: FIRE and Money 10-28-2008, 04:59 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,443
Posted By Own2Feet
As I've observed in earlier posts, we seem to be...

As I've observed in earlier posts, we seem to be living in a recession-proof area (lots of govvies and the defense contractors who make money off the government). Houses in the $1.5 - $2m category...
Forum: Hi, I am... 10-24-2008, 06:51 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,109
Posted By Own2Feet
>>surprised with the cost of the health care...

>>surprised with the cost of the health care ($840) for full family low deduct policy including dental

that is surprisingly low. I pay $750/year for dental alone, for spouse and self (40%...
Forum: FIRE and Money 10-23-2008, 04:45 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,360
Posted By Own2Feet
Cardude, I live in an atypical, very...

Cardude,
I live in an atypical, very high-employment, low-poverty area; our local Ford dealership continues to look like a gold mine. When we take our Focus in for service, the parking lot, service...
Forum: Life after FIRE 10-19-2008, 03:04 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,967
Posted By Own2Feet
Thanks for the indeed.com hint. I just searched...

Thanks for the indeed.com hint. I just searched on "part-time" "within 5 miles" and tons of jobs came up.

The bad side: I also searched near zip codes in the area where we are thinking of...
Forum: Life after FIRE 10-18-2008, 11:56 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,967
Posted By Own2Feet
Working at a plant nursery appeals to me as a...

Working at a plant nursery appeals to me as a potential seasonal job after retirement. I love plants and enjoy helping people. However, "seasonal" doesn't equate to "part-time" in the sense of a...
Forum: Other topics 10-16-2008, 06:17 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 11,451
Posted By Own2Feet
Mrs. Feet firmly believes all the jewelry in the...

Mrs. Feet firmly believes all the jewelry in the family (except for wedding ring and wristwatch) belongs on her, not the male half of the Feet pair. Mr. Feet agrees.

My lovely, 22-year-old...
Forum: FIRE and Money 10-13-2008, 05:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,417
Posted By Own2Feet
Just my $.02--from the perspective of age 52: ...

Just my $.02--from the perspective of age 52:

1. Don't get sold on the idea that you need to buy a house. They're poor investments, and in my mind, always have been, unless one is able to time...
Forum: FIRE and Money 10-11-2008, 05:02 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,127
Posted By Own2Feet
We lived in the UK for 3 years, where a 10% tip...

We lived in the UK for 3 years, where a 10% tip was gratefully received by one and all in the service industries. "Gratefully" meaning big smile and "Thank you! Thank you, sir/mam!"

Back home,...
Forum: Other topics 10-11-2008, 04:53 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,122
Posted By Own2Feet
The Feet family has been cooking at home for many...

The Feet family has been cooking at home for many years now--one way to control the quality and quantity of what one eats. The only time I eat out, is when the office goes out for lunch. I am seeing...
Forum: Hi, I am... 10-10-2008, 06:01 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,786
Posted By Own2Feet
I love hearing about someone who is perfectly...

I love hearing about someone who is perfectly content not working after retirement, and admire the way you've figured out how much you need to live on, and don't feel the need always to be trying to...
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