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Forum: Other topics Today, 08:37 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 747
Posted By MichaelB
This thread sure brings back memories, also know...

This thread sure brings back memories, also know as learning experiences. Our experience is very much like Braumeister’s, with many long distance and international moves, each with a fair amount of...
Forum: Other topics 06-09-2021, 03:03 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,670
Posted By MichaelB
When my sister's husband passed away I was...

When my sister's husband passed away I was surprised to find cash in just about every condolences card. About half the cards were dropped off at the funeral home, the rest came by mail. The total...
Forum: Life after FIRE 06-09-2021, 02:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 957
Posted By MichaelB
Good idea.

Good idea.
Forum: Life after FIRE 06-09-2021, 12:48 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,882
Posted By MichaelB
We lost most of our clothes (and all other...

We lost most of our clothes (and all other belonging and personal effects) in a move in '92, so our clothing dates to then. I have lots of ties from back then, but not much else.

In the office...
Forum: Other topics 06-08-2021, 10:14 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,317
Posted By MichaelB
Research shows the effect of legalizing...

Research shows the effect of legalizing consumption of recreational marijuana has multiple effects, some of which are expected, others a surprise.

There is a decline in violent crime in areas...
Forum: Stock Picking and Market Strategy 06-07-2021, 07:18 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,191
Posted By MichaelB
Late, but this thread was moved to the Market...

Late, but this thread was moved to the Market Strategy forum where it is a better fit.
Forum: FIRE and Money 06-05-2021, 01:55 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 9,221
Posted By MichaelB
The challenge I see with the idea of “dying with...

The challenge I see with the idea of “dying with zero” is how life will be at “zero minus a few years”. In the years before running out, it will be painfully obvious that the end of the portfolio is...
Forum: FIRE and Money 06-05-2021, 05:38 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,486
Posted By MichaelB
Would you please provide us with a summary of...

Would you please provide us with a summary of these links so members know what to expect or look for without having to click on them?
Forum: FIRE and Money 06-04-2021, 12:44 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,486
Posted By MichaelB
If they trust this advisor there is probably...

If they trust this advisor there is probably little you can do to change their minds. If their mind is made and the relationship with their advisor is long standing, why get involved?

Perhaps the...
Forum: FIRE and Money 06-04-2021, 11:41 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,486
Posted By MichaelB
Moved to the FIRE and Money forum where it will...

Moved to the FIRE and Money forum where it will get more visibility.
Forum: Other topics 06-03-2021, 04:31 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,869
Posted By MichaelB
Lots of good posts here, so just a couple of...

Lots of good posts here, so just a couple of comments.

I’ve heard or read interviews with tech execs where they say the major employers in the tech industry, such as Facebook and Alphabet, use...
Forum: Life after FIRE 06-02-2021, 10:54 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 9,416
Posted By MichaelB
<mod note> A number of posts have gone off topic...

<mod note> A number of posts have gone off topic and into politics, race and other stereotypical cultural issues. They’ve all been removed.

This is an interesting discussion with many helpful...
Forum: Life after FIRE 06-01-2021, 02:32 PM
Replies: 1,296
Views: 78,666
Posted By MichaelB
I went to an interview to renew my Global Entry....

I went to an interview to renew my Global Entry. The only positive thing I can say about the interview is .. thank goodness it’s over with.
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 05-31-2021, 04:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 432
Posted By MichaelB
RunningBum has it right. If you itemized...

RunningBum has it right. If you itemized deductions and included medical expenses in the itemized expenses, you can no longer use those expenses to make a tax free withdraw from the HSA.
Forum: Stock Picking and Market Strategy 05-29-2021, 04:07 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,743
Posted By MichaelB
Let’s all remember we’re among friends, so let’s...

Let’s all remember we’re among friends, so let’s please keep a civil tone. :flowers:
Forum: FIRE and Money 05-29-2021, 09:22 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,629
Posted By MichaelB
Stormgod, here is a FAQ post with some questions...

Stormgod, here is a FAQ post with some questions you may find useful: https://www.early-retirement.org/forums/f47/some-important-questions-to-answer-before-asking-can-i-retire-69999.html
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 05-28-2021, 11:46 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,106
Posted By MichaelB
The provider has a price agreement with Medicare...

The provider has a price agreement with Medicare for this procedure, yet they went ahead and billed a higher price. So, the question is not what happened with the difference, it’s why the provider...
Forum: FIRE and Money 05-28-2021, 08:14 AM
Replies: 208
Views: 11,174
Posted By MichaelB
Good point on identifying the difference between...

Good point on identifying the difference between investing and withdrawal strategies. Investing in dividend payers is also a risk management strategy. I don't really see a need to compare the two,...
Forum: Technology, Media & e-Gadgets 05-27-2021, 02:36 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,595
Posted By MichaelB
Trackpads are not integrated into the desktop,...

Trackpads are not integrated into the desktop, they attach, same as mice. See some...
Forum: Life after FIRE 05-27-2021, 11:56 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 9,416
Posted By MichaelB
I hear Texas is a great state to live, members...

I hear Texas is a great state to live, members here speak highly of it.
Forum: Other topics 05-27-2021, 09:41 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 5,926
Posted By MichaelB
There’s always Willie Nelson’s request, expressed...

There’s always Willie Nelson’s request, expressed in a song.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kn-AB78kvvE
Forum: FIRE and Money 05-27-2021, 09:34 AM
Replies: 208
Views: 11,174
Posted By MichaelB
[mod note] MEGA reference corrected in all the...

[mod note] MEGA reference corrected in all the posts to avoid confusion
Forum: Other topics 05-26-2021, 04:50 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 5,926
Posted By MichaelB
DW’s preference is be buried in a cemetery but...

DW’s preference is be buried in a cemetery but she doesn’t object to cremation as long as her ashes are interred in a columbarium niche. In the likely case I die before she does she’ll likely do the...
Forum: Life after FIRE 05-26-2021, 04:31 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,900
Posted By MichaelB
An emoji won’t make a silk purse out of a sow’s...

An emoji won’t make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear. :)



I think we have a high standard of civility here so no one need avoid any thread discussion. :greetings10:
Forum: Other topics 05-25-2021, 10:50 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,048
Posted By MichaelB
Thread title changed to reflect the OP edit.

Thread title changed to reflect the OP edit.
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