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Forum: Other topics 01-23-2021, 08:52 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,277
Posted By BoodaGazelle
@O2BFree I like the idea of just stating...

@O2BFree

I like the idea of just stating that she needs a break. The "break" may come to an end, or it may not.
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 01-22-2021, 05:55 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,886
Posted By BoodaGazelle
not free

Long ago, I looked into working for a high tech company in Germany. Taxes were 50%, probably higher for
high earners like us.

So it isn't "free" there, either.
Forum: Other topics 01-22-2021, 05:51 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,277
Posted By BoodaGazelle
Thanks again for more responses. Remember I am...

Thanks again for more responses. Remember I am not pushing her to do anything, except to be a decent human being and not unnecessarily hurt them.

One way to describe DW is: the anti-Facebook. ...
Forum: Other topics 01-22-2021, 05:47 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,277
Posted By BoodaGazelle
agreed

These are almost exactly her feelings.
Forum: Other topics 01-22-2021, 03:42 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,277
Posted By BoodaGazelle
Thanks all so far... I hope when the time comes...

Thanks all so far... I hope when the time comes we just do the "cutting back" trick...
Forum: Other topics 01-22-2021, 03:20 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,277
Posted By BoodaGazelle
Cutting back contact with family

DW is dealing with her elderly parents right now. She is their financial POA and has been dealing with her father in ALF, hospital and rehab. It is very stressful for her, and she had to go to the...
Forum: FIRE and Money 01-21-2021, 02:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 630
Posted By BoodaGazelle
It's fine if it doesn't go *up* because I don't...

It's fine if it doesn't go *up* because I don't have income for the last few years. Based o their current estimates, I will be fine.
Forum: FIRE and Money 01-21-2021, 01:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 630
Posted By BoodaGazelle
That's what I thought (i.e. that it was...

That's what I thought (i.e. that it was nonsense).. but the more confidently someone asserts something, the less likely I am to believe it.
Forum: FIRE and Money 01-21-2021, 01:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 630
Posted By BoodaGazelle
SS question

Hello all,

I have followed many threads here about when to take SS (I even posted a few).

Yesterday, a friend who is very wealthy from selling a company told me that one's SS can go down, as it...
Forum: FIRE and Money 01-13-2021, 03:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 788
Posted By BoodaGazelle
Thankfully so far, so good, health-wise.... just...

Thankfully so far, so good, health-wise.... just a normal list of getting-older complaints. Oh, and my artificial hip and pacemaker, but I don't really think of those as problems.
Forum: FIRE and Money 01-13-2021, 03:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 788
Posted By BoodaGazelle
Thanks all... I already have about $80K in two...

Thanks all... I already have about $80K in two Roth accounts (I wish I had done even more before). I do want to do more, but due to ACA income limits I have not been able to. If I delay SS, once...
Forum: FIRE and Money 01-13-2021, 02:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 788
Posted By BoodaGazelle
Thanks for that reminder. Since DW's SS will be...

Thanks for that reminder. Since DW's SS will be pretty large, I don't think about her. ;-)
Forum: FIRE and Money 01-13-2021, 01:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 788
Posted By BoodaGazelle
SS and Medicare

I will be starting Medicare in May. I am pretty sure I will be getting a Medicare Supplement plan (G or H).

For the last 2 years of ER, DW and I have been on ACA, and hence have been living off...
Forum: Other topics 01-10-2021, 02:28 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 12,746
Posted By BoodaGazelle
I wish you the best...

I wish you the best...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 12-16-2020, 08:57 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 12,526
Posted By BoodaGazelle
OP here. Thanks to all who have contributed. ...

OP here. Thanks to all who have contributed. There will never be a "one size fits all" answer. Although I am a skeptic, I plan to continue to review the literature and would happily change my...
Forum: FIRE and Money 12-05-2020, 03:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 937
Posted By BoodaGazelle
The main thing I would try to convey to him is...

The main thing I would try to convey to him is the miracle of compounding. Put all of your money in either the S&P or Total Market index fund, reinvest the dividends, and keep adding to it. By...
Forum: FIRE and Money 12-02-2020, 11:58 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,984
Posted By BoodaGazelle
I have lots of "zombie apocalypse" protection...

I have lots of "zombie apocalypse" protection devices. :-)
Forum: FIRE and Money 12-02-2020, 10:22 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,984
Posted By BoodaGazelle
I guess I always thought of FDIC insurance as...

I guess I always thought of FDIC insurance as just in case your local bank failed. Is that still the main reason people on ER would recommend putting ones assets in (say) CDs?
Forum: FIRE and Money 12-02-2020, 08:30 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,984
Posted By BoodaGazelle
Quick questions. 1. Re: 90X. Does that mean...

Quick questions.
1. Re: 90X. Does that mean total NW (including RE) divided by annual spending? Mine is 56X. Does that mean I also "won the game"? (no children, can spend it all)
2. Re:...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 11-25-2020, 02:39 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 12,526
Posted By BoodaGazelle
Re: statins

When the push started, they were not as cheap. But anything that can be used to generate a constant income stream (like cable, HULU, etc) is somehow always pushed heavily.
Forum: Life after FIRE 11-20-2020, 06:52 PM
Replies: 280
Views: 23,715
Posted By BoodaGazelle
Just celebrated our 38th year with Orig DW. But...

Just celebrated our 38th year with Orig DW. But a friend's wife died of cancer a couple of years ago. He would be considered a pretty good catch I imagine, as he is about 73, retired CG, very fit...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 11-10-2020, 06:02 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 12,526
Posted By BoodaGazelle
@Motley >>>I too will take clear, hard evidence...

@Motley
>>>I too will take clear, hard evidence and the advice of a doctor with the expertise vs "the internet."


Really unfair to say "the internet" without acknowledging that literally *all*...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 11-10-2020, 05:57 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 12,526
Posted By BoodaGazelle
Thanks to all for replying! I fully understand...

Thanks to all for replying! I fully understand that it sounds a little ridiculous to try and talk a technical paper with your doctor, but I am also pretty sure that most people who have ER'ed are...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 11-10-2020, 05:51 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 12,526
Posted By BoodaGazelle
not Youtube

I cannot speak for others, but there is a lot of information that is pretty well documented by referring to the scientific literature. I trust my doctor, but I have to assume he is not immune from...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 11-10-2020, 05:48 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 12,526
Posted By BoodaGazelle
>>>>I've been badgered by my doctor for years...

>>>>I've been badgered by my doctor for years that I have high cholesterol and that I should be taking a statin. She kept saying it would reduce my risk of heart attack by 50%.
Well, who...
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