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Forum: Other topics Today, 01:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 114
Posted By MichaelB
How about a short summary of the YouTube video so...

How about a short summary of the YouTube video so members have an idea of what the message is?
Forum: Life after FIRE Today, 11:04 AM
Replies: 489
Views: 30,341
Posted By MichaelB
Restaurants, in one version or another, have been...

Restaurants, in one version or another, have been around for thousands of years. This is clearly an industry that knows how to adapt and evolve to survive, so I’m not worried it will go away anytime...
Forum: FIRE and Money Yesterday, 03:59 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,419
Posted By MichaelB
The reason tax bills have 10 year sunset...

The reason tax bills have 10 year sunset provisions is to comply with senate reconciliation process rules, which is how the legislation is passed.

One of the conditions for reconciliation is...
Forum: Life after FIRE Yesterday, 02:21 PM
Replies: 1,753
Views: 113,407
Posted By MichaelB
Welcome to Medicare!

Welcome to Medicare!
Forum: Other topics Yesterday, 11:34 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 630
Posted By MichaelB
Yup. I also stay away from cookies, because they...

Yup. I also stay away from cookies, because they donít stay away from me. Once consumed theyíre like an unwanted guest who never leaves Ö
Forum: FIRE and Money Yesterday, 08:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 372
Posted By MichaelB
+2 Fidelity does it well, the data is easy...

+2

Fidelity does it well, the data is easy to access, clear and straightforward. Vanguard also does it, but not so easy or straightforward.
Forum: FIRE and Money Yesterday, 05:49 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,580
Posted By MichaelB
We had a similar thread a year ago, here...

We had a similar thread a year ago, here (https://www.early-retirement.org/forums/f27/is-this-the-norm-these-days-109578.html)

When my sister's husband passed away I was surprised to find cash in...
Forum: Other topics 08-05-2022, 03:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 573
Posted By MichaelB
Time really is flying by

Hereís another reason we all may live longer and need to stretch out our retirement savings - the days are getting shorter.

Link and more details here...
Forum: Life after FIRE 08-05-2022, 02:50 PM
Replies: 1,753
Views: 113,407
Posted By MichaelB
Saw the opthamologist today. Eyes dilated, retina...

Saw the opthamologist today. Eyes dilated, retina scan, slit lamp all make for a painful afternoon, but at the end he did smile and said the magic words - ďlooks good, no change, come back in 6...
Forum: FIRE and Money 08-05-2022, 10:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 798
Posted By MichaelB
Yes, lots of confusion and mixed data. Even the...

Yes, lots of confusion and mixed data. Even the Dallas Fed came out a few days ago with a paper affirming their view that 1Q economic activity was not recessionary...
Forum: FIRE and Money 08-05-2022, 09:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 798
Posted By MichaelB
Pandemic era recovery milestone for US economy

US employment has now recovered to its pre-pandemic level. From the BLS report released today (link here (https://www.bls.gov/news.release/empsit.nr0.htm))

Still lots going on in the US economy,...
Forum: Active Investing, Market Strategies & Alternative Assets 08-05-2022, 08:29 AM
Replies: 283
Views: 17,900
Posted By MichaelB
The average price of gasoline has declined for 50...

The average price of gasoline has declined for 50 straight days. Not getting as much mention, though, as when it increased.
Forum: Other topics 08-04-2022, 04:26 PM
Replies: 1,096
Views: 77,380
Posted By MichaelB
You can use one to ferment your own brew - trash...

You can use one to ferment your own brew - trash can gin. The other one you can lay on its side and use to trap critters.
Forum: Life after FIRE 08-04-2022, 04:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,120
Posted By MichaelB
The senior center we have nearby is active....

The senior center we have nearby is active. Although itís objectives are broad based, most of the programs and activities are designed for two constituents. One is seniors who live alone and need a...
Forum: Travel Information 08-04-2022, 04:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 595
Posted By MichaelB
You mention ankle surgery, so does that mean you...

You mention ankle surgery, so does that mean you prefer to limit your outdoor activity? Not looking to pry, just get a better sense of options.

Canada is always a top destination, and...
Forum: Life after FIRE 08-04-2022, 03:49 PM
Replies: 489
Views: 30,341
Posted By MichaelB
Neither Costco nor Burger King force any of us to...

Neither Costco nor Burger King force any of us to choose. We all choose based on our own criteria, wants and needs.
Forum: Other topics 08-04-2022, 02:55 PM
Replies: 1,096
Views: 77,380
Posted By MichaelB
You have garbage. Luxury! Why, when I was young...

You have garbage. Luxury! Why, when I was young we were too poor to have our own garbage and when we wanted some we had to borrow it from a neighbor!
Forum: Life after FIRE 08-04-2022, 12:46 PM
Replies: 489
Views: 30,341
Posted By MichaelB
Iím reminded of a saying about glass houses .. :)

Iím reminded of a saying about glass houses .. :)
Forum: Travel Information 08-04-2022, 11:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 595
Posted By MichaelB
Moved to the travel forum

Moved to the travel forum
Forum: Travel Information 08-04-2022, 11:13 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 218
Posted By MichaelB
US DoT proposal for new consumer protections

Newly proposed rule for consumer protection in air travel. Here is the DoT news release...
Forum: FIRE and Money 08-03-2022, 04:29 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,004
Posted By MichaelB
I think what matters is not how much others...

I think what matters is not how much others spent, because % of budget doesnít really measure affordability. Itís really whether you can afford the expense. If you take this extra expense from your...
Forum: FIRE Related Public Policy 08-03-2022, 07:27 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,056
Posted By MichaelB
Can we please forgo discussions surrounding the...

Can we please forgo discussions surrounding the rhetoric of the bill and focus on provisions and content?
Forum: FIRE Related Public Policy 08-03-2022, 06:09 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,056
Posted By MichaelB
<mod note> Letís all focus on the content of the...

<mod note> Letís all focus on the content of the bill and how it affects us, if at all. Disagreements with the rhetoric go nowhere very quickly.
Forum: Technology, Media & e-Gadgets 08-02-2022, 08:10 AM
Replies: 906
Views: 74,042
Posted By MichaelB
I received a notice of price increase from...

I received a notice of price increase from BritBox this morning

It’s not an “update”, it’s an increase.Not sure why businesses are so afraid of that word. I subscribed last year with an offer...
Forum: Life after FIRE 08-01-2022, 04:21 PM
Replies: 489
Views: 30,341
Posted By MichaelB
And finally, monsieur, a wafer-thin mint ...

And finally, monsieur, a wafer-thin mint

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aczPDGC3f8U
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