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Forum: Health and Early Retirement 10-08-2020, 07:39 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,540
Posted By skyvue
I have journaled my diet and exercise in great...

I have journaled my diet and exercise in great detail for over 15 years now and I can say for certain that diet is a much bigger factor in weight loss for me personally.

I know from my data...
Forum: Travel Information 04-21-2017, 08:14 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,509
Posted By skyvue
I too have dreams of doing a lot of solo RV...

I too have dreams of doing a lot of solo RV travel around the US when I quit working in a year or two. The assumption I am making is this will be cheaper than driving and staying in middle of the...
Forum: FIRE and Money 03-07-2017, 09:40 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,339
Posted By skyvue
I had an "Economics Geography" course in college...

I had an "Economics Geography" course in college in the late 80's. One of the key facts I remember from that text book was the prediction that the world would be completely out of oil and coal by...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 03-07-2017, 08:51 AM
Replies: 411
Views: 28,540
Posted By skyvue
For FIRE people who have a lot of "wealth" but...

For FIRE people who have a lot of "wealth" but very little "income", do they qualify for current ACA subsidies? For instance, you could feasibly have a couple million in assets, but only $10-15K in...
Forum: Stock Picking and Market Strategy 04-04-2016, 07:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,236
Posted By skyvue
I use Vanguard Short Term Corporate Bond Fund ETF...

I use Vanguard Short Term Corporate Bond Fund ETF (VCSH) as place to stash my money that I used to put into a Money Market.
Forum: FIRE and Money 02-17-2016, 08:03 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 10,132
Posted By skyvue
The company I work for (Fortune 500 company) has...

The company I work for (Fortune 500 company) has grown earnings/profit on average 15% per year over the past 5 years. The average merit increase has been 2.75% over the past 5 years. The money is...
Forum: Stock Picking and Market Strategy 11-11-2015, 11:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,769
Posted By skyvue
I have been investing in the REIT "APTS" with the...

I have been investing in the REIT "APTS" with the hope of taking advantage of millenial trends to rent instead of buy. It has done very well for me over the last year plus.
Forum: Stock Picking and Market Strategy 09-14-2015, 12:55 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,585
Posted By skyvue
They will do nothing right now. When they...

They will do nothing right now. When they eventually do a 1/4 point raise, the markets will be down 3-4% that day.
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 11-11-2014, 02:19 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 8,228
Posted By skyvue
I must be missing something. My current...

I must be missing something. My current insurance (not ACA) almost never pays the full amount my doctor charges them. My doctor or healthcare provider then sends me a bill for what is left over...
Forum: Other topics 11-04-2014, 12:25 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,670
Posted By skyvue
Voted by mail last week.

Voted by mail last week.
Forum: Other topics 10-01-2014, 08:05 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,009
Posted By skyvue
Many of the people I have met from Texas already...

Many of the people I have met from Texas already think they are their own country! :)
Forum: Other topics 09-17-2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,403
Posted By skyvue
I was spanked very infrequently by my dad (2-3...

I was spanked very infrequently by my dad (2-3 time in my life). When he did it (with a belt), I remembered it and certainly did not want it to happen again. I am guessing it happened last when I...
Forum: Other topics 07-29-2014, 06:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,618
Posted By skyvue
I watch the show. What amazes me is most of...

I watch the show. What amazes me is most of these scams only fell apart when we had the market crash 2008. Seems like many could still be going on today without a steep market correction?
Forum: Life after FIRE 07-29-2014, 06:47 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,849
Posted By skyvue
Wow! Those have to be among the lowest rates in...

Wow! Those have to be among the lowest rates in the country?
Forum: Life after FIRE 07-28-2014, 11:31 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,849
Posted By skyvue
Will the average Vermont resident have to pay a...

Will the average Vermont resident have to pay a premium for this coverage? Any info on what that might be?
Forum: Life after FIRE 07-28-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,849
Posted By skyvue
I am not sure on how it would impact Medicare. ...

I am not sure on how it would impact Medicare. But it could be an attractive option for those folks who are retired, but not yet 65. The savings of having to buy private insurance from say age 50...
Forum: Life after FIRE 07-28-2014, 11:02 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,849
Posted By skyvue
I understand that, but for people who are already...

I understand that, but for people who are already retired and no longer generating much "earned income" it may likely be free to them. Thus my question about whether this would be enticing enough...
Forum: Life after FIRE 07-28-2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,849
Posted By skyvue
Vermont to become a destination for FIRE?

I had not heard about this previously, but I saw this weekend on one of the Sunday news programs that Vermont is pursuing a Canadian style health care option for their state. In other words, they...
Forum: Stock Picking and Market Strategy 07-22-2014, 12:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,208
Posted By skyvue
That's the real reason. The top execs get a very...

That's the real reason. The top execs get a very large payback in the form of stock options when the stock goes up. The CEO at the company I work for "only" makes $2 million per year officially,...
Forum: FIRE and Money 07-08-2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,355
Posted By skyvue
I also received a bonus contribution of over $14K...

I also received a bonus contribution of over $14K last year due to one of the dept of labor settlements as well. I recevied a letter in the mail about it though so it wasn't a surprise.
Forum: FIRE and Money 07-08-2014, 06:55 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,196
Posted By skyvue
I just saw a program on the news this weekend...

I just saw a program on the news this weekend that said 53% of American are invested in the stock market. That would include mutual funds in 401k's, etc... Ironically, there are some Americans so...
Forum: FIRE and Money 07-08-2014, 06:20 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 9,540
Posted By skyvue
My daughter just graduated from high school and...

My daughter just graduated from high school and is headed for college in a few weeks. I am struggling with how much to "help" her with her miscellaneous expenses such as cell phone, auto insurance,...
Forum: FIRE and Money 07-08-2014, 06:12 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,196
Posted By skyvue
This is surprising and some what perplexing to...

This is surprising and some what perplexing to me. The stock market has been on such a roll since 2009 that I would think more people would be retiring earlier! I guess most people just lack the...
Forum: Life after FIRE 07-07-2014, 02:12 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 9,089
Posted By skyvue
I recently spent a month staying in the LaJolla...

I recently spent a month staying in the LaJolla and surrounding areas due to a project for work. I tried several different hotels in different areas to scout out potential retirement destinations. ...
Forum: FIRE and Money 07-07-2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 16,463
Posted By skyvue
Thanks for pointing out the error. Last two...

Thanks for pointing out the error. Last two dates should have been 2013 and 2014! (Not letting me edit that for some reason?)

Yes, one person portfolio. Been divorced since 2000. One child...
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