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Forum: FIRE and Money 10-05-2020, 05:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 788
Posted By user5027
When my wife was working, we had health insurance...

When my wife was working, we had health insurance through her work. When she turned 65 and signed up for medicare, she had to choose which insurance would be primary. With medicare primary, the...
Forum: Travel Information 03-12-2020, 06:34 AM
Replies: 207
Views: 23,870
Posted By user5027
It has been a few years since I looked at CFAR...

It has been a few years since I looked at CFAR Travel Insurance, but when I did I recall having to enter the travel details; countries and dates, before getting the quote. I did not try changing...
Forum: Travel Information 02-08-2020, 04:17 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 23,870
Posted By user5027
I just searched for a 2 week $10,000 trip to...

I just searched for a 2 week $10,000 trip to China in July and had 19 policies to choose from.
Forum: Travel Information 02-08-2020, 02:05 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 23,870
Posted By user5027
Typically they do not but "cancel for any reason"...

Typically they do not but "cancel for any reason" policies are available.
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 11-09-2019, 09:03 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 6,206
Posted By user5027
Zenni could not fill my Rx in the lenses I...

Zenni could not fill my Rx in the lenses I wanted. I was able to get them at Payne Glasses.
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 11-05-2019, 08:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 730
Posted By user5027
It's not just hitting 65, she needs to go on...

It's not just hitting 65, she needs to go on Medicare and she can still work without retiring. Read the plan document and confirm with HR and the plan Cobra Administrators.

I'm retired and we had...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 06-02-2019, 07:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,239
Posted By user5027
OP, You need to politely press harder with...

OP,

You need to politely press harder with HR and explain why you need to know now before retiring.

We are in a similar situation as you and in addition had some minor run ins with wife's HR...
Forum: FIRE and Money 12-07-2018, 07:36 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,362
Posted By user5027
Thanks. I am in the same boat and was planning...

Thanks. I am in the same boat and was planning to estimate my 2018 1040 to figure how much tIRA to convert this month.

I like your idea. Using it takes the angst out of having to get it right...
Forum: Technology, Media & e-Gadgets 10-09-2018, 07:24 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,012
Posted By user5027
I use an HP Pavilion x360 2 in 1 laptop/tablet...

I use an HP Pavilion x360 2 in 1 laptop/tablet purchased in 2014. It has served me well, keeps on going and is starting it's fifth year. Just replaced the battery. In laptop mode it has a...
Forum: FIRE and Money 05-16-2018, 05:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 849
Posted By user5027
Yes.

Yes.
Forum: Other topics 05-09-2018, 04:10 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,316
Posted By user5027
If I was a Financial Professional I would want...

If I was a Financial Professional I would want all my clients to keep working forever to grow my Assets Under Management. >:D
Forum: Young Dreamers 05-09-2018, 10:57 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,441
Posted By user5027
+1 When I got to the point in my career...

+1

When I got to the point in my career where I had the ability to hire and fire, my seasoned boss told me, "If anyone comes to you and quits, NEVER talk them out of it."
Forum: Other topics 04-30-2018, 01:03 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,600
Posted By user5027
Tell everyone you've forgiven the groom for not...

Tell everyone you've forgiven the groom for not accepting your offer of an extension ladder to facilitate their elopement.
Forum: Other topics 03-23-2018, 01:52 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 14,754
Posted By user5027
Build a drive through structure there. Make it...

Build a drive through structure there. Make it look like a covered bridge so it is aesthetically pleasing.
Forum: FIRE and Money 01-13-2018, 12:24 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,340
Posted By user5027
I'm not following you here. I'm in ETFs. When I...

I'm not following you here. I'm in ETFs. When I convert, XX shares of VTI, equal to the $$ I want converted, move from my tIRA to my Roth. No sale involved.

Once you sell when do you get back...
Forum: FIRE and Money 01-12-2018, 08:41 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,340
Posted By user5027
The only way to avoid that is to convert as late...

The only way to avoid that is to convert as late in the year as possible, but then you will not enjoy almost a years worth of potential tax free gains and dividends on the amount converted.

I...
Forum: FIRE and Money 01-12-2018, 08:18 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,340
Posted By user5027
I'll try to help you. jroon is thinking...

I'll try to help you.

jroon is thinking about converting this month, but also mentions maybe converting another 50k or so if the market tanks and the shares are cheaper.

Does that help?
Forum: FIRE and Money 01-12-2018, 01:59 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,340
Posted By user5027
Correct. jroon is considering a market...

Correct.

jroon is considering a market timing strategy by converting a large number of shares when they are "cheap" and anticipating they will rebound.
Forum: FIRE and Money 10-02-2017, 08:55 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,659
Posted By user5027
That scenario would be a Roth contribution. You...

That scenario would be a Roth contribution. You need earned income and have not identified any, to do that.

You can convert IRA funds to a Roth after taking the RMD. But that would incur...
Forum: Travel Information 09-27-2017, 08:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,307
Posted By user5027
We went to Sicily in May 2016. Flew Aer Lingus...

We went to Sicily in May 2016. Flew Aer Lingus JFK-Dublin-FCO Rome. Then flew Alitalia FCO-Florence. Wish we had taken the train. They had a problem starting the engines, it was hot with no AC...
Forum: Other topics 06-06-2017, 06:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 920
Posted By user5027
I find it helps to slide the outside spring...

I find it helps to slide the outside spring loaded ring away from the open end as you insert the male fitting and then back to click and lock after the male fitting is inserted.
Forum: FIRE and Money 05-13-2017, 02:15 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,907
Posted By user5027
Is that a restricted application? At his age he...

Is that a restricted application? At his age he would not be eligible due to the 2015 budget deal.

Scuttled a lot of plans.
Forum: Life after FIRE 05-04-2017, 06:43 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 12,062
Posted By user5027
Tell them you are doing your part to reduce the...

Tell them you are doing your part to reduce the unemployment rate.
Forum: Other topics 04-30-2017, 06:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 887
Posted By user5027
Not counting high school jobs, my first job was...

Not counting high school jobs, my first job was my last job. Hired as a civil engineer college intern at a heavy construction contractor and was offered permanent position early in senior year. Had...
Forum: Other topics 04-13-2017, 07:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,622
Posted By user5027
I have used slingbox for over 10 years and was a...

I have used slingbox for over 10 years and was a happy user. Very convenient when travelling and I used it around the home too. About three months ago I started experiencing random occasions where...
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