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Forum: FIRE and Money 07-02-2009, 10:07 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,711
Posted By jug
Ok, 80 and in good health. Does she have...

Ok, 80 and in good health.

Does she have heirs, people she wants to leave money to? If she has a trust/will, great, if not make one.

Also, at her stage of the game, safety is number one, even...
Forum: Young Dreamers 06-25-2009, 12:20 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 10,343
Posted By jug
Also out 3 years. Let's see. I sold my...

Also out 3 years. Let's see.

I sold my house back east at the top of the market, bought cheaper house at top of market. Pocketed about 100K. value of house dropped, but who care's? Need a...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 06-24-2009, 10:40 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,868
Posted By jug
Another thought comes to mind with our health...

Another thought comes to mind with our health care system.

In order to cover more people uninsured, use the current private pay system, but expand coverage to extended family members who do not...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 06-24-2009, 09:39 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,868
Posted By jug
It's best to have an older population idle than a...

It's best to have an older population idle than a younger one. Look at Iran, very young, if the young had more opportunity, had more employment and were busy most of the day working, the country...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 06-24-2009, 08:43 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,868
Posted By jug
Just a thought. After about 30 or years on...

Just a thought.

After about 30 or years on a job, the average person has had it, unless of course they are on top of the food chain pyramid.

It's best to give those who want to get out some...
Forum: Other topics 06-23-2009, 02:44 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,979
Posted By jug
Dell mini 10v for 299 dollars Starbucks...

Dell mini 10v for 299 dollars

Starbucks latte

Dinner at Bonefish

Next splurge with be the Buffet at the Wynn.

jug
Forum: Young Dreamers 06-22-2009, 10:34 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,886
Posted By jug
This is his way of surviving and avoiding the...

This is his way of surviving and avoiding the shame and blame that goes on in the workplace. He is simply projecting out what he feels about himself, lazy and incompetent.

He keeps under the...
Forum: Young Dreamers 06-22-2009, 06:22 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,886
Posted By jug
Buns, if ya wanna unnerstan WTFreak is going on,...

Buns, if ya wanna unnerstan WTFreak is going on, buy WorkAbuse by Hare and Wyatt. I know the authors, what they discuss about the workplace is golden.

If you want to read some great essays on...
Forum: Young Dreamers 06-21-2009, 06:30 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,886
Posted By jug
When I worked for the State and moved up the food...

When I worked for the State and moved up the food chain, most of the people I supervised did more than expected, that was good.

Of course there were a couple that didn't, but being of a...
Forum: Young Dreamers 06-15-2009, 07:29 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,794
Posted By jug
Buns, I hear ya! After 3 years of FIRE I'm...

Buns, I hear ya!

After 3 years of FIRE I'm getting a bit bored, but still scared crap out of going to a j-b and actually taking it seriously.

Sooo, the only thing I can do is play games with...
Forum: Hi, I am... 06-15-2009, 04:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,763
Posted By jug
:greetings10:You have a 52K pension with a cola ...

:greetings10:You have a 52K pension with a cola

you have health insurance

you have a net of 585K

You live on 30K a year, meaning you are going to bank some of your pension.

You have...
Forum: Young Dreamers 06-15-2009, 01:51 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,794
Posted By jug
"Work abuse: How to survive it" by Wyatt and...

"Work abuse: How to survive it" by Wyatt and Hare.

This book is golden, complex but a good read on the subconscious reality going on in the workplace that makes bosses and their staff do what...
Forum: Young Dreamers 06-13-2009, 08:54 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,154
Posted By jug
Gia, don't know your age grouping, but it could...

Gia, don't know your age grouping, but it could be a touch of depression,but no big deal.

You are taking an ancient body and mind, and trying to cram the idea of working at something 40 hrs per...
Forum: FIRE Related Public Policy 06-12-2009, 10:55 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,084
Posted By jug
The fact that the average working slob is worried...

The fact that the average working slob is worried about the capping of exec's salaries is amazing and amusing.

Big time execs have nothing more then comtempt for the average working Joe, if you...
Forum: Young Dreamers 06-12-2009, 09:48 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,794
Posted By jug
Unfortunately, most workplaces use fear as a...

Unfortunately, most workplaces use fear as a tactic, but we have not yet evolved into a system that is more collaborative in nature rather than adversarial. Most people hate their jobs, despite what...
Forum: Young Dreamers 06-12-2009, 08:44 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,794
Posted By jug
We were conditioned from a very early age to...

We were conditioned from a very early age to shiver under those in authority, usually our teachers, and to take their evaluations and critiques of us very seriously. Essentially our psychies are...
Forum: Other topics 06-09-2009, 10:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,806
Posted By jug
Mckenzie exercises, that is what works, it's...

Mckenzie exercises, that is what works, it's simply stretching in a certain way like lying flat on back and pulling each knee to chest. Rolling over with knees on ground and stretching back like...
Forum: FIRE Related Public Policy 06-09-2009, 02:34 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,986
Posted By jug
Many tend to blame this crisis on the Fed...

Many tend to blame this crisis on the Fed compelling the banks to give out loans to minorities who cannot afford to pay back. If this is the issue, then so be it.

But, I haven't been shown any...
Forum: FIRE Related Public Policy 06-04-2009, 10:31 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,986
Posted By jug
I agree, but if the programs were designed to...

I agree, but if the programs were designed to make loans to people in underserved areas that could afford to repay them, I see no problem. However twisting the arm of a bank to engage in poor...
Forum: FIRE Related Public Policy 06-01-2009, 06:22 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,986
Posted By jug
The avergage American is not good at math, thus...

The avergage American is not good at math, thus to live by a budget is challenging. How is this evident? By the amount of home equity lines taken out, and used for goodies that they don't need.
...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 06-01-2009, 06:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,283
Posted By jug
FWIW, Father in law had one put in about 10 years...

FWIW, Father in law had one put in about 10 years ago. He is 95 now. In his case the low was low, at 25 beats per minute. Pacemaker corrected that. He had a battery put in about a year ago,...
Forum: FIRE Related Public Policy 05-29-2009, 12:58 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,410
Posted By jug
Ah, the Supremes are a lost cause, locked away in...

Ah, the Supremes are a lost cause, locked away in their room and robes, scribing boring decisions that make most of us yawn.

In any case, looks like Ruth Bader Ginsbug won't be the hot babe in...
Forum: Life after FIRE 05-29-2009, 12:55 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,111
Posted By jug
Work after ER, well I've already prowled the...

Work after ER, well I've already prowled the "massage joints" behind the strip in Vegas and got 3 contracts to do the sheets, linens and towels for them.

This business can really take off, but...
Forum: FIRE Related Public Policy 05-25-2009, 03:56 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,458
Posted By jug
One, why worry? House paid up. Modest...

One, why worry?

House paid up.

Modest pension state issued

Health insurance state issued

Modest savings, good for 20-30 years.
Forum: Other topics 05-19-2009, 07:27 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,970
Posted By jug
This happened to me many times. It tends to...

This happened to me many times.

It tends to frustrate you, making you feel hopeless and works you into a frenzy.

Ok, stay cool, write a simple letter, attached copy of receipt, and copy of...
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