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Forum: Hi, I am... Yesterday, 06:48 PM
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1+ on working until 62 for SS. At least plan on...

1+ on working until 62 for SS. At least plan on that and you can always work longer, or at something you enjoy if you wish. But SS, along with no debt, and your 401-k/savings might just be your...
Forum: FIRE and Money Yesterday, 06:39 PM
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Posted By brucethebroker
+1.

+1.
Forum: FIRE and Money Yesterday, 06:36 PM
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You might base your thinking of selling on your...

You might base your thinking of selling on your gut feeling about the future. If you think that the market is too hot, and maybe about to peak, could be the right time to sell. "No one ever went...
Forum: Other topics 05-27-2021, 03:56 PM
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Views: 918
Posted By brucethebroker
As already mentioned, she will most likely not...

As already mentioned, she will most likely not get away with NOT paying the entire assessment-payment plan or no. Most buyers are pretty savvy.

Unless she is making MORE than 4.85% on her nest...
Forum: Other topics 05-16-2021, 01:56 AM
Replies: 113
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Posted By brucethebroker
And, for many early retirees, it was not the...

And, for many early retirees, it was not the subsidies that mattered with ACA as much as the accessibility. Many of us have pre-existing conditions and could not retire before Medicare age (65)...
Forum: Other topics 05-16-2021, 01:29 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,178
Posted By brucethebroker
As a suggestion to others looking to solve the...

As a suggestion to others looking to solve the same problem, we have been happy "converting" old florescent fixtures by replacing them with LED recessed "can" lights. We have remodeled a few...
Forum: Other topics 05-16-2021, 01:16 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,090
Posted By brucethebroker
Years ago I was advised to choose Dentists and...

Years ago I was advised to choose Dentists and Eye Drs. that were older (not fresh out of school) and had been in the same location for many years. The point was that their student loans and...
Forum: Other topics 05-16-2021, 01:04 AM
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Views: 6,873
Posted By brucethebroker
Just returned from 3 day trip from Midwest to...

Just returned from 3 day trip from Midwest to Knoxville area. Filled up 5-6 times, never let tank get below 1/2. Did find two stations without gas-but they (formerly) had the lowest area prices-and...
Forum: FIRE and Money 04-24-2021, 03:03 AM
Replies: 383
Views: 28,065
Posted By brucethebroker
Rent/borrow a copy of the Big Short movie. ...

Rent/borrow a copy of the Big Short movie. Observe how Steve Carell's character investigates the real estate market before putting his funds out there. Ask yourself it any of that looks familiar...
Forum: Other topics 04-10-2021, 11:49 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,383
Posted By brucethebroker
Second layer of shingles to remove only added...

Second layer of shingles to remove only added about 10% to our last roofing job.
Forum: Other topics 04-10-2021, 11:44 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,786
Posted By brucethebroker
A friend had a similar situation when the RE...

A friend had a similar situation when the RE market crashed in FL. Charities and resale shops had no use for used furniture as the market was flooded with it. He rented a one way, 27 ft. truck...
Forum: Other topics 03-28-2021, 03:46 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 9,485
Posted By brucethebroker
I really hope the kids that are "coasting" figure...

I really hope the kids that are "coasting" figure it out. Sure, the job market is no longer the same as in the 60's, 70's & 80's, but there is still opportunity to figure it out. (Raise your hand...
Forum: FIRE and Money 03-26-2021, 02:50 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,064
Posted By brucethebroker
Have never used bank's investment services and...

Have never used bank's investment services and never will. Opinion was solidified when an elderly widow family member was recommended corporate bonds by her banker. She had a net worth of $50k with...
Forum: FIRE and Money 03-26-2021, 02:44 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,077
Posted By brucethebroker
Check online for "lowest housing costs in US...

Check online for "lowest housing costs in US 2021" or declining housing prices 2021. Also you tube has a number of videos on this topic. BUT, the high prices really do seem to be over most of the...
Forum: FIRE and Money 03-24-2021, 05:26 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,878
Posted By brucethebroker
In some areas, it may be possible to find a 2...

In some areas, it may be possible to find a 2 unit rental (double) to purchase that would fit your needs, at a reasonable cost. I am thinking of the side by side, ranch style units. Doubles are...
Forum: FIRE and Money 03-24-2021, 05:14 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,878
Posted By brucethebroker
+1. Also, some states double the property tax...

+1. Also, some states double the property tax rates if the home is not owner occ. (if used as a rental). Guess who pays the addl. taxes?
Forum: Other topics 03-22-2021, 06:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 473
Posted By brucethebroker
1. Many states do not allow Realtors to get a...

1. Many states do not allow Realtors to get a commission unless they are licensed in that state. Realtors can, however, "refer" a buyer (without being licensed in the builders state) and receive a...
Forum: Other topics 03-22-2021, 06:17 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,136
Posted By brucethebroker
Have sold a couple of pieces on ebay. If you...

Have sold a couple of pieces on ebay. If you don't want to bother with the whole set, you can "cherry pick" the more expensive pieces and only sell those, then donate the rest to a thrift.

Large...
Forum: Other topics 03-22-2021, 06:09 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,159
Posted By brucethebroker
Many times you can sit in the parking lot of...

Many times you can sit in the parking lot of Mcdonalds, Starbucks, etc., plus public libraries, and connect while sitting in your car.
Forum: Travel Information 01-22-2021, 07:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,546
Posted By brucethebroker
Interesting, thanks. Would be interested in...

Interesting, thanks. Would be interested in reading occasional updates.
Forum: FIRE and Money 05-14-2020, 03:10 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 22,891
Posted By brucethebroker
Well stated. Much like my own story.

Well stated. Much like my own story.
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 05-14-2020, 03:08 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,132
Posted By brucethebroker
It isn't just "evictions are illegal" in your...

It isn't just "evictions are illegal" in your state that is the problem-many states that still allow evictions have courts that are closed or backed up for weeks/months. When those re-open,...
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 05-14-2020, 02:52 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,260
Posted By brucethebroker
When I looked into ACA in our state, I called a...

When I looked into ACA in our state, I called a service rep of a popular plan for clarification. She told me emergency care is covered anywhere in USA under that plan. I have always had high ded....
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 05-14-2020, 02:48 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,260
Posted By brucethebroker
That is my thinking. Also: 1. Much easier to...

That is my thinking. Also:
1. Much easier to "lockdown" when you can go outside to walk/bike (under blue skies, I might add) during winter weather.
2. The more you exercise/stay fit, the better...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 12-05-2019, 05:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,539
Posted By brucethebroker
Any chance of you posting a summary? Not much...

Any chance of you posting a summary? Not much into tables and graphics-just a thumbnail sketch, thanks.
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