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Forum: Other topics 06-12-2021, 03:58 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,503
Posted By MarieIG
That is wonderful news, congratulations!

That is wonderful news, congratulations!
Forum: Life after FIRE 06-05-2021, 08:30 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,818
Posted By MarieIG
My education started very young. I had to have...

My education started very young. I had to have been about six years old, when I saw the fate of DF's T-shirts (which were full of holes BTW). :laugh:
Forum: Life after FIRE 06-05-2021, 08:20 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,818
Posted By MarieIG
Unfortunately, DH has been unable to find some of...

Unfortunately, DH has been unable to find some of his extremely ugly old clothes. Shame bout' that. As I recall, my DF had the same problem . . .
Forum: Life after FIRE 06-05-2021, 07:52 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,818
Posted By MarieIG
:bow:

:bow:
Forum: Life after FIRE 06-05-2021, 07:37 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,818
Posted By MarieIG
I don't understand this talk of sharing the...

I don't understand this talk of sharing the bedroom closet. Does. Not. Compute.
Forum: FIRE and Money 06-05-2021, 06:59 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,887
Posted By MarieIG
I rolled my Roth 401(k) initial contributions,...

I rolled my Roth 401(k) initial contributions, with growth, into a Roth IRA. It was reported as a non-taxable event.
Forum: Life after FIRE 06-05-2021, 10:11 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,818
Posted By MarieIG
Some dresses my mother made in the 1940's and her...

Some dresses my mother made in the 1940's and her wedding dress (which I also wore).

No, I'm not purging them.
Forum: FIRE and Money 06-05-2021, 10:01 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 8,700
Posted By MarieIG
Truly - this is not a goal.

Truly - this is not a goal.
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 05-31-2021, 08:29 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,771
Posted By MarieIG
The tests were just becoming available in our...

The tests were just becoming available in our area, but very limited and I didn't qualify.

It does appear that you have some confirmation as to where you got it. I suspect I got it on the...
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 05-31-2021, 07:20 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,771
Posted By MarieIG
I began to feel sick in early March, 2020. In...

I began to feel sick in early March, 2020. In late February, early March I was on the NYC subway, Long Island Rail Road, Staten Island Ferry; King's County Court house, was coughed on in an...
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 05-31-2021, 04:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,771
Posted By MarieIG
It does seem that the majority of governmental...

It does seem that the majority of governmental and press releases are focused upon releasing data focusing upon protection from hospitalization and death. I believe that we are starting to get some...
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 05-31-2021, 03:53 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,771
Posted By MarieIG
Yes.

Yes.
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 05-31-2021, 03:25 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,771
Posted By MarieIG
In fact I was one of the ones who was tested...

In fact I was one of the ones who was tested several months after a virus which was "not the flu" . . .

When I was ill, I did not qualify for Covid 19 testing.

And when I was tested for...
Forum: FIRE and Money 05-31-2021, 02:34 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 11,334
Posted By MarieIG
I have six children, and two grandchildren...

I have six children, and two grandchildren including a special needs grandchild, so I have options there. (We have been buying "stuff" and helping the parents of the grandchildren as part of our...
Forum: Other topics 05-31-2021, 02:31 PM
Replies: 264
Views: 22,977
Posted By MarieIG
Glad to hear of the progress.

Glad to hear of the progress.
Forum: FIRE and Money 05-31-2021, 02:14 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,148
Posted By MarieIG
I totally understand the appeal, but I don't want...

I totally understand the appeal, but I don't want the responsibility of another house for now.

But, never say never . . .
Forum: FIRE and Money 05-31-2021, 01:56 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 11,334
Posted By MarieIG
Hmmm, maybe not get the traditional IRA down to...

Hmmm, maybe not get the traditional IRA down to 0; but leave enough to fund charitable donations?
Forum: FIRE and Money 05-31-2021, 12:57 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,480
Posted By MarieIG
DH got a pre-approval for a HELOC in the mail,...

DH got a pre-approval for a HELOC in the mail, and he is retired. Zero cost to set up, but a $50 a year fee. Interest was tied to a prime rate. I'm sure there were a lot of strings not included...
Forum: FIRE and Money 05-31-2021, 12:42 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 11,334
Posted By MarieIG
Yes, I don't remove the taxes, until well,...

Yes, I don't remove the taxes, until well, they're removed. :laugh:
Forum: Travel Information 05-31-2021, 12:39 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,261
Posted By MarieIG
Glad to know that he is fine. IMHO, he has...

Glad to know that he is fine. IMHO, he has contributed a lot to the forum over the years. I will miss his personality, travel tales, and his adorable granddaughters.
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 05-31-2021, 12:17 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,771
Posted By MarieIG
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mzOf6Cj3T-8 ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mzOf6Cj3T-8

John Campbell explains the mechanism for long term immunity (Video date May 30, 2021, if the link is no good.)
Forum: Hi, I am... 05-31-2021, 11:25 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,066
Posted By MarieIG
No - I don't think you should be looking at your...

No - I don't think you should be looking at your home as net worth at this point in time. Rather, as a monthly expense. (After all your debts are paid off, except your mortgage, you can start...
Forum: FIRE and Money 05-31-2021, 11:11 AM
Replies: 218
Views: 11,334
Posted By MarieIG
For DH, as the higher earner, we're sure we want...

For DH, as the higher earner, we're sure we want to defer SS until 70; as longevity insurance and a (rather) secure source of income. We don't have LTCI, and this is a certain sum which could be...
Forum: FIRE and Money 05-30-2021, 04:03 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,667
Posted By MarieIG
- I have noticed that with some it is "open...

- I have noticed that with some it is "open season" on persons perceived to be of a higher net worth, and found some of the commentary to be unkind . . .

- Agreed.
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 05-29-2021, 07:30 PM
Replies: 1,008
Views: 51,411
Posted By MarieIG
A co-worker's oncologist also recommended against...

A co-worker's oncologist also recommended against it for her.
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