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Forum: Forum Admin 07-14-2013, 06:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,442
Posted By Semiretired2008
I understand the purpose of the ads and they...

I understand the purpose of the ads and they really do not bother me. It just confused me when they were in Chinese. Somebody's marketing algorithms need to be adjusted if they think I can read...
Forum: Forum Admin 07-13-2013, 05:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,442
Posted By Semiretired2008
Am I the only one seeing them?

Am I the only one seeing them?
Forum: FIRE and Money 07-13-2013, 05:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,399
Posted By Semiretired2008
With the introduction of the use of Chained /...

With the introduction of the use of Chained / Limited CPI in at least Government paid benefits, whether paid through pensions, SS, disability, etc. - the shortfall in these incomes will become...
Forum: FIRE and Money 07-13-2013, 03:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,399
Posted By Semiretired2008
I continually see discussions about 95% or 100%...

I continually see discussions about 95% or 100% and inflation rates that are common, but I have never seen a discussion about inflating portfolio withdrawals without or with covering the shortages in...
Forum: Forum Admin 07-13-2013, 02:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,442
Posted By Semiretired2008
Forum Ads

Not sure if this is new or if everyone is seeing it or not, but - Why are some of the ads on the Forum in Chinese (could be Japanese)?
Forum: FIRE and Money 07-13-2013, 02:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,399
Posted By Semiretired2008
Inflation: CPI vs Flat - Pension w/ Portfolio Withdrawals

Just wondering how everyone who has pensions and or SS, but also draws down on a portfolios handles this...

Since your pension and or SS inflates at CPI (some pensions are not inflated), but you...
Forum: Other topics 07-13-2013, 01:53 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,117
Posted By Semiretired2008
Just finished some fresh Blueberry Tarts that my...

Just finished some fresh Blueberry Tarts that my wife made up this afternoon...
Forum: Other topics 07-13-2013, 08:55 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,117
Posted By Semiretired2008
Yep, that is about the best method. You will get...

Yep, that is about the best method. You will get predominately ripe berries that way. If the skin is to soft then they are over ripe and either should be avoided or consumed immediately (your...
Forum: Other topics 07-12-2013, 05:52 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,117
Posted By Semiretired2008
We pick them every year plus others. It is more...

We pick them every year plus others. It is more about the family outing than saving money, but having fresh berries year round is great. Blueberry pancakes any time we want is a plus also...
Forum: FIRE and Money 07-08-2013, 07:12 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 19,759
Posted By Semiretired2008
I wonder if a down sizing assistance group could...

I wonder if a down sizing assistance group could make a living off of helping people through the process?
Forum: FIRE and Money 07-08-2013, 07:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,020
Posted By Semiretired2008
Unless you (a home based trader) are paying for...

Unless you (a home based trader) are paying for news feeds - there is a lot of news releases you will never see or it will be so delayed (days later) that it will be useless by the time you see it...
Forum: Life after FIRE 07-08-2013, 07:00 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 13,969
Posted By Semiretired2008
A vacation - whether it is for a few weeks or...

A vacation - whether it is for a few weeks or even a few months is not enough to know if you could really live some where (permanently that is). I have spent almost a third of my life in Asia. As I...
Forum: Other topics 07-08-2013, 02:51 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,221
Posted By Semiretired2008
Work is the main avenue that he uses to...

Work is the main avenue that he uses to appreciate life - he really knows nothing else and will continue till he no longer can. What I have tried to introduce to him is the appreciation of things...
Forum: FIRE and Money 07-07-2013, 05:10 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,043
Posted By Semiretired2008
I never calculated a percentage to what I saved -...

I never calculated a percentage to what I saved - I saved all I could and hoped it would be enough. Through the years I had to tap it a few times, tut never to the point that I exceeded what I put...
Forum: FIRE and Money 07-07-2013, 05:02 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,408
Posted By Semiretired2008
I had never calculated my SWR rate, but kept...

I had never calculated my SWR rate, but kept seeing threads and advice on it so I took the time to do it and I am at 2.4%. I have always just used expenses, income expected (growth of both) and seen...
Forum: Hi, I am... 07-07-2013, 04:22 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,106
Posted By Semiretired2008
Congrats - you earned it...

Congrats - you earned it...
Forum: Other topics 07-07-2013, 04:19 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,221
Posted By Semiretired2008
There was a period of time in my life that I...

There was a period of time in my life that I thought 60 hour weeks were getting time off and that sleeping over 5 hours in a night was a waste, but that is also what drove me to get out of that rat...
Forum: Other topics 06-01-2013, 03:38 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,590
Posted By Semiretired2008
My wife loves Win8 from her testing in the stores...

My wife loves Win8 from her testing in the stores and wants it on her laptop - Me - I am happy where I am and will upgrade when I buy my next laptop - 4 or 5 years from now...
Forum: Other topics 06-01-2013, 03:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,870
Posted By Semiretired2008
They must not want to make it to hard for them...

They must not want to make it to hard for them (LOL)...

In my last job I had access to 17 different systems - each with its own password and each of those had to be at least 12 - 16 characters...
Forum: Life after FIRE 05-30-2013, 08:01 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,542
Posted By Semiretired2008
Should you admit on an open forum that you still...

Should you admit on an open forum that you still have leisure suits in your closet? Maybe there is demand for them on Ebay...
Forum: FIRE Related Public Policy 05-30-2013, 07:58 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 14,139
Posted By Semiretired2008
I know a few people that after retirement started...

I know a few people that after retirement started picking up on conspiracy theories - they did not follow them prior to retirement. One that I have known for over 20 years is pressing our friendship...
Forum: Life after FIRE 05-30-2013, 02:47 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,542
Posted By Semiretired2008
I had not given this a thought yet, maybe I...

I had not given this a thought yet, maybe I should. It would be about half of my closet space. Hmmm, then maybe I could find what I am looking for!!!
Forum: Life after FIRE 05-29-2013, 10:24 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,027
Posted By Semiretired2008
A while back we sold our RV (someone offered me...

A while back we sold our RV (someone offered me what I paid for it after my 3 years of use) and are looking at replacing it. We want to move up this next time (still contemplating what we call...
Forum: Other topics 05-29-2013, 10:12 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,465
Posted By Semiretired2008
I have used that one, because in a way it was...

I have used that one, because in a way it was true or at least it led me to decide to go for it... since I knew I could.

I just get tired of the people that automatically figure you are rich or...
Forum: Life after FIRE 05-29-2013, 09:58 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 9,946
Posted By Semiretired2008
Something like that, but it is also the desire to...

Something like that, but it is also the desire to leave a big chunk to his children some day. This is the part that I do not totally understand. He sent all of them to college and they are all...
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