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Forum: Health and Early Retirement 07-21-2021, 09:23 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,493
Posted By DrBrisket
Umm....there's some important details to look at...

Umm....there's some important details to look at here.

Congressional members and their staff are NOT exempt from the ACA.

Instead, they choose a gold-level ACA policy on the DC SHOP exchange...
Forum: FIRE and Money 07-20-2021, 09:10 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,561
Posted By DrBrisket
100% agree the marginal rates are real. ...

100% agree the marginal rates are real. Painfully real in my own case.

WRT to Pralana Gold, it does allow you to input ACA information. You input SLCSP and the premium cost for your chosen ACA...
Forum: FIRE and Money 07-20-2021, 08:21 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,561
Posted By DrBrisket
Yes it does. @Exchme--> ...

Yes it does.






@Exchme-->

I have Pralana Gold. It is a very useful tool. Despite the apparent complexity, only a handful of entries provided surprisingly close NW forecasts relative...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 07-07-2021, 08:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 532
Posted By DrBrisket
That appears to be more true than I had hoped. ...

That appears to be more true than I had hoped.

I realize not everyone can afford the option of purchasing another CPAP, but for those thinking about doing so--don't hold your breath (pun...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 07-05-2021, 08:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 532
Posted By DrBrisket
Markola--your comment make me realize Philips is...

Markola--your comment make me realize Philips is not using the notification feature of the DreamMapper app to notify folks of the issue. >:(>:(>:(>:(
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 07-03-2021, 08:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 532
Posted By DrBrisket
@Lewis Clark- Not a problem. After...

@Lewis Clark-
Not a problem.

After posting, I started shopping for another CPAP as both my home and travel units are on the recall list and I cannot imaging going back to my pre-cpap days. All...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 07-03-2021, 06:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 532
Posted By DrBrisket
Philips CPAP recall

Got an email from a DME provider I have used in the past with a link to the FDA website: Certain Philips Respironics Ventilators, BiPAP, and CPAP Machines Recalled Due to Potential Health Risks: FDA...
Forum: Hi, I am... 05-01-2021, 12:23 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,728
Posted By DrBrisket
Personal lesson I learned when transitioning off...

Personal lesson I learned when transitioning off megacorp insurance to ACA--there's a minimum yearly income you must have if you wish to avoid Medicaid particularly with your kids. When enrolling in...
Forum: FIRE and Money 01-12-2021, 11:23 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 10,145
Posted By DrBrisket
Thanks for the link! Haven't had time to do much...

Thanks for the link! Haven't had time to do much yet, but as you point out, it is quite comprehensive and will save a lot of hassle for 2021 estimates.

Since my last post, I did find a helpful...
Forum: FIRE and Money 01-06-2021, 01:36 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 10,145
Posted By DrBrisket
Sorry about the confusion of the table. Your...

Sorry about the confusion of the table. Your interpretation is correct and I have no state income tax. I have another related tax issue/opportunity that I was trying to understand and so I tried to...
Forum: FIRE and Money 01-06-2021, 11:39 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 10,145
Posted By DrBrisket
It is interesting, in the most pejorative sense...

It is interesting, in the most pejorative sense of the word.

I am using TT Premier for the estimation and changing the amount of Roth conversion. Instead of trusting the number written down on a...
Forum: FIRE and Money 01-05-2021, 07:07 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 10,145
Posted By DrBrisket
I realize its too late for much adjustment for...

I realize its too late for much adjustment for 2020 taxes, but I am in the process of revisiting my tax estimations for 2020 to finalize the last tweak available for me (IRA contributions since I had...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 11-18-2020, 09:59 PM
Replies: 313
Views: 23,181
Posted By DrBrisket
For some reason, reading this thread triggered a...

For some reason, reading this thread triggered a recollection of a statistics paper I read some years ago. Finally managed to remember enough to find the paper that focused on the type of statistics...
Forum: Other topics 11-04-2020, 07:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 440
Posted By DrBrisket
Cool Feel from Sherwin Williams. ...

Cool Feel from Sherwin Williams. https://www.sherwin-williams.com/homeowners/products/hc-cool-feel
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 11-04-2020, 06:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 702
Posted By DrBrisket
Everyone---Thanks for your replies as they were...

Everyone---Thanks for your replies as they were all very helpful in clarifying my planning.

Just for the sake of completeness, here is where I think I will end up barring any new developments.
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Forum: Health and Early Retirement 11-03-2020, 09:14 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,447
Posted By DrBrisket
My DW jokingly said it was too quiet for her to...

My DW jokingly said it was too quiet for her to sleep when I first started using a CPAP! Now, she says she needs a white noise machine that sounds like my CPAP to sleep when I am out of town.
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 11-03-2020, 02:36 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,447
Posted By DrBrisket
I hesitated for several years about buying a...

I hesitated for several years about buying a travel CPAP. Finally got one about 2 years ago. Haven't regretted the purchase in the least.
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 11-03-2020, 08:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 702
Posted By DrBrisket
ACA Subsidies with Kids Graduating from College

Trying to understand how to best estimate and properly manage AGI for ACA subsidies with my kids graduating from college in 2021.

DS1 and DS2 are graduating in May 2021. DS1 only has one course...
Forum: Other topics 06-12-2020, 04:16 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,232
Posted By DrBrisket
50/50 burger. Half ground brisket. Half ground...

50/50 burger. Half ground brisket. Half ground bacon. Sinful off the grill.
Forum: FIRE and Money 02-14-2020, 05:39 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,181
Posted By DrBrisket
While the Fidelity phone app does generally work...

While the Fidelity phone app does generally work well, when things go wrong, it is very irritating.

I had a mobile check deposit rejected by Fidelity in December. The email notification of the...
Forum: Stock Picking and Market Strategy 02-10-2020, 02:34 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,474
Posted By DrBrisket
Instead of cap-weighted, perhaps consider SP500...

Instead of cap-weighted, perhaps consider SP500 equal weighted index? An available ETF trades under symbol RSP.
Forum: Other topics 02-06-2020, 08:13 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 5,712
Posted By DrBrisket
It's kinda like the difference between MD 20/20...

It's kinda like the difference between MD 20/20 and Ch‚teau Lafite Rothschild.

Okay, maybe a bit more...seriously.

On a another note, here's DrBriskets super secret pork rib recipe that...
Forum: Other topics 02-03-2020, 04:22 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 5,712
Posted By DrBrisket
Good point. I have only done thick cut. I would...

Good point. I have only done thick cut. I would not adjust the sous vide cook as it is just a slab of bacon in the vac-seal pack.

However, on the oven cooking, you may need to adjust for thin...
Forum: Other topics 01-31-2020, 09:31 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 5,712
Posted By DrBrisket
Pssst.... I am gonna let y'all in on a little...

Pssst....
I am gonna let y'all in on a little secret. Sous vide bacon....

Toss an unopened vacuum-sealed package of bacon in your sous vide water bath at 145F for at least 12 hours, but don't...
Forum: FIRE and Money 01-01-2020, 11:19 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,627
Posted By DrBrisket
The short answer is ACA premium tax credits...

The short answer is ACA premium tax credits (PTC).

The in-depth answer is a straight-forward, but leads to a bit of a headscratcher for me.

From irs.gov...
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