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Forum: Other topics 09-27-2020, 08:34 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,103
Posted By freetodream
I like the idea of installing tiles. Except that...

I like the idea of installing tiles. Except that they seem expensive and where does the water and salt slush go after it melts on the tiles?
Forum: Other topics 09-13-2020, 08:31 AM
Replies: 317
Views: 15,654
Posted By freetodream
From another retired mid-west forester: There is...

From another retired mid-west forester: There is another reason why fuel-build-up on the forest floor has increased so dramatically in many western states. It is because logging has been shut down...
Forum: Life after FIRE 07-13-2020, 08:07 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 5,674
Posted By freetodream
And I thought boats were expensive as in " I'm...

And I thought boats were expensive as in " I'm thinking about buying a boat -BOAT (break out another thousand)" threads!

And am not trying to hijack this one: I cannot lie either. One of the...
Forum: Other topics 06-27-2020, 06:39 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,297
Posted By freetodream
We purchased a Stunner step=thru assembled by ...

We purchased a Stunner step=thru assembled by Biktrix in Canada. It is a fun bike. Biktrix has great customer service but you can only buy online, has no dealers that I am aware of. You need to be...
Forum: FIRE and Money 02-19-2020, 10:44 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,566
Posted By freetodream
Scrabber1: To be clear - since I only made a one...

Scrabber1: To be clear - since I only made a one time payment on a Visa card, do I still need to use the Schedule 3 form in line 8 (& then record amount in 1040 on line 18d) ??
Forum: FIRE and Money 02-19-2020, 10:32 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,566
Posted By freetodream
Thanks aggie99, that's what I was looking for. ...

Thanks aggie99, that's what I was looking for. In the previous posts I missed the fact that all you get is that single piece of paper & then just add...
Forum: FIRE and Money 02-19-2020, 07:11 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,566
Posted By freetodream
I made a one time Visa tax payment to the IRS...

I made a one time Visa tax payment to the IRS last August.

Question: The only thing I have is a 1 page copy printed from my computer showing that I made that payment- now when I am doing my 2019...
Forum: FIRE and Money 12-09-2019, 03:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 980
Posted By freetodream
Some money in my Roth has been in there for 10...

Some money in my Roth has been in there for 10 years or more making it OK to be withdrawn from the account any time.

How or who keeps track of when the 5 years are up on any new conversion $ that...
Forum: Other topics 09-28-2019, 12:26 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,112
Posted By freetodream
Aw yes, the annual leaf routine. I have tried...

Aw yes, the annual leaf routine. I have tried several methods. For years I used to round them up on a huge tarp, clip the tarp shut with spring clamps and drag them into a field adjacent to our...
Forum: FIRE and Money 09-10-2019, 06:53 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 20,436
Posted By freetodream
The zero withdrawal rate has been working for us...

The zero withdrawal rate has been working for us until we have a large expense like a car, vacation or something else above our "normal" expenses.
Forum: FIRE and Money 08-27-2019, 04:11 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 7,054
Posted By freetodream
Who sits with 900 k in cash?

Who sits with 900 k in cash?
Forum: Other topics 08-25-2019, 07:43 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,940
Posted By freetodream
I guess I'm lazy when it comes to garden tools. I...

I guess I'm lazy when it comes to garden tools. I just use them, wash & dry them and put them away. They rust over time but are rather inexpensive to replace.
Forum: FIRE and Money 08-05-2019, 02:22 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 23,932
Posted By freetodream
I just got back from camping (which was a...

I just got back from camping (which was a blessing with no internet); it looks like I need to go again!!
Forum: Life after FIRE 05-27-2019, 05:51 AM
Replies: 852
Views: 86,117
Posted By freetodream
I would like a garage like that one! "You can...

I would like a garage like that one! "You can never build a garage that's too big".
Forum: FIRE and Money 05-27-2019, 05:30 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 11,915
Posted By freetodream
What a great post and a good decision; may you...

What a great post and a good decision; may you have a wonderful retirement!
Forum: Life after FIRE 03-18-2019, 06:02 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,481
Posted By freetodream
What about doing volunteer work with little risk...

What about doing volunteer work with little risk like Habitat for humanity? You get to do choose to do some work when it is convenient for you.
Forum: FIRE and Money 02-08-2019, 09:28 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 11,262
Posted By freetodream
Started collecting at 63 and haven't looked back...

Started collecting at 63 and haven't looked back (much!) No regrets - covers about 50% expenses so far.
Forum: FIRE and Money 09-19-2018, 06:13 AM
Replies: 705
Views: 53,587
Posted By freetodream
Wow, read most of these posts! Took SS at 63 and...

Wow, read most of these posts! Took SS at 63 and I am not looking back. For me not every decision in life is financial-
Forum: FIRE and Money 08-15-2018, 07:56 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 18,542
Posted By freetodream
We just moved from our home of 27 years located...

We just moved from our home of 27 years located on 40 acres up north to a small town in SE Mn. It was hard moving from a place where we started by clearing the home site, put in the road, added...
Forum: Other topics 01-05-2018, 04:34 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 5,833
Posted By freetodream
52 - in our guest bedroom. Outside started the...

52 - in our guest bedroom. Outside started the day at -12. now at -1." quote reminds me of an old friend who said "if you don't want your in-laws or company to stay to long, just remove the bathroom...
Forum: FIRE and Money 11-21-2017, 09:06 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 17,916
Posted By freetodream
If a person starts SS @ age 62, I find it hard...

If a person starts SS @ age 62, I find it hard to believe a law change would further reduce said amounts for those who are already receiving SS payments.
Forum: FIRE and Money 11-14-2017, 09:44 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,742
Posted By freetodream
I recently asked Chase Sapphire which credit...

I recently asked Chase Sapphire which credit bureau they used to check our credit hoping to just unfreeze one of them to open a 2nd account in my wife's name. Her reply was they use all 3. So I asked...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 11-02-2017, 06:11 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,883
Posted By freetodream
I have been carefully reading the replies so far-...

I have been carefully reading the replies so far- thanks so much to each of you for your thoughtful replies & input.

Some updates: HI costs I mentioned were only for premiums; we pay more for...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 11-01-2017, 01:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,883
Posted By freetodream
Looking for Health insurance advice

We are trying to decide which direction to go with health insurance. We are both presently on the same high cost/low deductible plan that runs about $1300/month for my wife & $500/month for me. We...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 10-13-2017, 07:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,107
Posted By freetodream
ACA subsidies halted

Headlines:

Trump to halt 'massive' ObamaCare subsidies, legal fight likely


Now what happens to Nov 1st open enrollment which we were going to attempt?
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