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Forum: Life after FIRE 10-11-2019, 11:21 AM
Replies: 307
Views: 227,265
Posted By ItDontMeanAThing
If you want to call business decisions based on...

If you want to call business decisions based on "recent changes in EU/US tax laws implementation/enforcement" anything other than a sound business decision, that's your prerogative.
Forum: Life after FIRE 10-07-2019, 02:51 PM
Replies: 307
Views: 227,265
Posted By ItDontMeanAThing
I think financial institutions compare the costs...

I think financial institutions compare the costs and benefits of modifying or creating systems to deal with FATCA. It's not prejudice if they decide not to accept customers who require FATCA...
Forum: Life after FIRE 10-04-2019, 12:10 PM
Replies: 3,300
Views: 398,855
Posted By ItDontMeanAThing
Sometimes I like to play with my camera in low...

Sometimes I like to play with my camera in low light. All taken on my current trip in Italy.

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Old town Bologna

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Old town Bologna
Forum: Other topics 09-29-2019, 05:01 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,713
Posted By ItDontMeanAThing
Take 2 prunes every morning.

Take 2 prunes every morning.
Forum: Life after FIRE 09-25-2019, 05:19 AM
Replies: 3,300
Views: 398,855
Posted By ItDontMeanAThing
Bologna, Italy has a few small canals. ...

Bologna, Italy has a few small canals.

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Forum: Travel Information 08-28-2019, 01:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 781
Posted By ItDontMeanAThing
At St. Brendan's Isle they scan the outside of...

At St. Brendan's Isle they scan the outside of the envelope. You can have mail forwarded without being opened, except for packages headed outside the US. Then they must open them to be able to list...
Forum: Travel Information 08-28-2019, 01:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 781
Posted By ItDontMeanAThing
Agreed. Been using them since 2010. One nice...

Agreed. Been using them since 2010. One nice feature is you (almost) never see junk mail. It goes straight into the trash.
Forum: Technology, Media & e-Gadgets 08-15-2019, 08:36 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,727
Posted By ItDontMeanAThing
I'd be surprised if companies interested in...

I'd be surprised if companies interested in geographic blocking didn't specifically look for VPN use. That's easy if the VPN is free, has few servers, and doesn't change them. Also read there are 2...
Forum: Life after FIRE 08-15-2019, 08:11 AM
Replies: 852
Views: 82,590
Posted By ItDontMeanAThing
I got back into photography many years after my...

I got back into photography many years after my Nikon SLR and 4 lenses were stolen. The obvious choice was a micro four thirds system because I didn't want camera gear too heavy to travel with or to...
Forum: Life after FIRE 08-12-2019, 04:49 AM
Replies: 3,300
Views: 398,855
Posted By ItDontMeanAThing
Portuguese bullfights are different. They don't...

Portuguese bullfights are different. They don't kill the bull.


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Forum: Life after FIRE 08-12-2019, 04:24 AM
Replies: 852
Views: 82,590
Posted By ItDontMeanAThing
After LBYM until I was 60, I glad that at times...

After LBYM until I was 60, I glad that at times spending which once would have been unthinkable is now the obvious choice.

Last month I bought a second copy of the camera body I have because...
Forum: Stock Picking and Market Strategy 07-18-2019, 05:45 PM
Replies: 309
Views: 23,888
Posted By ItDontMeanAThing
About a year before I retired I acted on my...

About a year before I retired I acted on my belief that the hardest thing to recover from, both financially and emotionally, is a large drop early in retirement of the value of your investments. Plus...
Forum: FIRE and Money 12-16-2018, 10:35 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 8,861
Posted By ItDontMeanAThing
No. All my retirement planning assumed zero SS....

No. All my retirement planning assumed zero SS. Part of that was pessimism about future government actions, part was intentionally forcing me to have a large safety margin. SS is now my travel...
Forum: Travel Information 12-16-2018, 10:28 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 7,517
Posted By ItDontMeanAThing
I stopped traveling with only a carry-on after I...

I stopped traveling with only a carry-on after I started traveling with 2 camera bodies and 4 lenses. Carry-on is still a travel backpack. My choice of checked bag depends on the climate. I usually...
Forum: Travel Information 11-19-2018, 07:58 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,536
Posted By ItDontMeanAThing
Depends on your tolerance for humidity. Check...

Depends on your tolerance for humidity. Check Weatherspark for places you've lived. How did you fare during the 'muggy' periods?


Somebody once said climate is what you expect, weather is what...
Forum: Travel Information 08-13-2018, 03:18 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,395
Posted By ItDontMeanAThing
Gotta love their description of the bikes: "When...

Gotta love their description of the bikes: "When we say these bikes are idiotically unsuitable, we mean it."
Forum: Life after FIRE 07-20-2018, 09:17 PM
Replies: 307
Views: 227,265
Posted By ItDontMeanAThing
About prices, I only know what I've read. Yikes. ...

About prices, I only know what I've read. Yikes.

Seems the government didn't consider the unintended side effects of giving tax incentives to high value added workers, and pensioners. And the...
Forum: Life after FIRE 07-04-2018, 08:24 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 11,054
Posted By ItDontMeanAThing
Thailand had a military coup in 2014. Depending...

Thailand had a military coup in 2014. Depending on who defines a coup, it's either their their 19th or 21st. If the pattern holds, someday the military will step down and the country will return to a...
Forum: FIRE and Money 07-03-2018, 07:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,066
Posted By ItDontMeanAThing
The context is the initial tIRA distribution...

The context is the initial tIRA distribution would occur this year. A year in which I'm not living in Taxlandia and thus not subject to their taxes.

Maybe if you'd quoted this:
>- TA...
Forum: Life after FIRE 07-03-2018, 08:25 AM
Replies: 307
Views: 227,265
Posted By ItDontMeanAThing
Citizens of non-EU countries must start the path...

Citizens of non-EU countries must start the path to a residence permit by applying for a residence visa in their country of residence. BTW, American tourists don't need a visa for Schengen countries,...
Forum: Life after FIRE 07-03-2018, 08:02 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 11,054
Posted By ItDontMeanAThing
Been to Spain 3 times while country shopping....

Been to Spain 3 times while country shopping. Three things deterred me. First was the climate. Most of the country is like the US midwest. The coastal Mediterranean climate is OK, the seasonal resort...
Forum: FIRE and Money 07-03-2018, 02:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,066
Posted By ItDontMeanAThing
I don't understand where you see the tIRA...

I don't understand where you see the tIRA distribution will be taxed twice in Taxlandia. Your quoting that would help me see it.
Forum: FIRE and Money 07-02-2018, 08:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,066
Posted By ItDontMeanAThing
Big tIRA distribution now to pay future foreign taxes?

Next year I'll begin living in a foreign country I'll call Taxlandia. For my target annual income (including SS) I have 2 choices: 23.5k foreign taxes on a 58k tIRA distribution, or zero taxes on 30k...
Forum: Technology, Media & e-Gadgets 02-19-2018, 07:52 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,960
Posted By ItDontMeanAThing
Snipping Tool has been a part of Windows since...

Snipping Tool has been a part of Windows since Win 7. Captures rectangle, free-form, window or entire screen. Has a Pen tool for writing on the snipped image and a Highlight tool for, uh,...
Forum: FIRE and Money 02-06-2018, 08:54 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,443
Posted By ItDontMeanAThing
If my 2018 spending is as usual, I've got 40k...

If my 2018 spending is as usual, I've got 40k left over to invest if the markets crater. Otherwise, I'm happy with the somewhat defensive moves made in Oct. Seventy six percent of my IRA equities are...
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