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Forum: Health and Early Retirement 11-12-2020, 09:40 AM
Replies: 159
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Posted By wenglish
Good to know, thanks PaunchyPirate

Good to know, thanks PaunchyPirate
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 11-12-2020, 09:10 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 12,410
Posted By wenglish
Thanks for the reminder kaneohe. I re-checked the...

Thanks for the reminder kaneohe. I re-checked the plan I chose for my wife, and while it doesn't require prior authorization for any of her prescriptions, it does have quantity limits on a couple (60...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 10-20-2020, 10:17 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 12,410
Posted By wenglish
Thanks MSBC. I will cool my heels for a bit. ...

Thanks MSBC. I will cool my heels for a bit.

I'm stressed because her "membership" in part B (to start 1/1/2021) isn't showing up on medicare.gov yet, and I don't want to run out of time to get...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 10-19-2020, 11:55 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 12,410
Posted By wenglish
This is my first time trying to figure out Part D...

This is my first time trying to figure out Part D (for my wife), so I don't have an answer for you. But I do have an observation ...

I went through the tedious process of entering all her...
Forum: FIRE and Money 12-20-2018, 04:43 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 10,851
Posted By wenglish
I can't find the offer either, even though my...

I can't find the offer either, even though my circumstances are virtually identical to this time last year (still "Fidelity Premium Services", still slightly under $1M).

I have made sure all the...
Forum: FIRE and Money 08-10-2018, 11:02 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 13,674
Posted By wenglish
Does the Fidelity tool allow you to aggregate...

Does the Fidelity tool allow you to aggregate both members of a couple, without doubling the money in the shared (non-retirement) Fidelity accounts? For example:
Him - 401(k), various IRAs
Her -...
Forum: Travel Information 07-18-2018, 03:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,004
Posted By wenglish
As long as someone brought this up ... We'll...

As long as someone brought this up ...

We'll be staying at the Hilton Garden Inn Rome Airport for a couple of nights. For when we arrive at FCO and need to take the shuttle to the HGI - do I have...
Forum: Life after FIRE 06-21-2018, 05:19 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,976
Posted By wenglish
Google Maps (yes, the all-knowing Google) gave me...

Google Maps (yes, the all-knowing Google) gave me an interesting expansion of a highway name recently. It was directing me to turn on MC85 (I guess that's Maricopa County highway 85) and told me to...
Forum: FIRE and Money 03-30-2018, 05:55 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 8,383
Posted By wenglish
I have mostly ditched my credit union (BECU), as...

I have mostly ditched my credit union (BECU), as they can't compete on interest rates with Ally (and they don't have an ATM, not even a partner credit union ATM, within walking distance of home, but...
Forum: FIRE and Money 03-17-2018, 05:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 6,349
Posted By wenglish
Bummer, thanks.

Bummer, thanks.
Forum: Technology, Media & e-Gadgets 03-17-2018, 11:37 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,072
Posted By wenglish
This is a useful site for viewing phone sizes...

This is a useful site for viewing phone sizes side-by-side:

https://www.phonearena.com/phones/size/
Forum: FIRE and Money 03-17-2018, 10:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 6,349
Posted By wenglish
Bedrock Capital site down?

I tried to go back to https://www.bedrockcapital.com/ssanalyze/ yesterday (and again this morning) to re-check some numbers, and my DNS server doesn't seem to know its address (it's not the page that...
Forum: Travel Information 03-01-2018, 08:18 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,824
Posted By wenglish
We have had good luck using the Rick Steves...

We have had good luck using the Rick Steves guides for picking hotels (in Paris, Milan, and Rome).

We have not taken their tours though - we used to think they were for "old people", now we think...
Forum: FIRE and Money 02-27-2018, 04:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,274
Posted By wenglish
Thanks. That's actually one of the calculators I...

Thanks. That's actually one of the calculators I tried. Granted it *does* let you input data for a couple (despite what I said in my original post), but I couldn't see whether it took into account...
Forum: FIRE and Money 02-27-2018, 04:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,274
Posted By wenglish
SS benefits when one spouse was born before 1952

I have attempted to read up on this and have become totally confused, hoping someone can set me straight. I know there are special rules for people born before 1954 - only one of us was.

Self:...
Forum: FIRE and Money 02-22-2018, 12:13 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,624
Posted By wenglish
Good to know, gauss & kaneohe, thanks. If it...

Good to know, gauss & kaneohe, thanks.

If it takes them a month or so to process and acknowledge, I don't think there's enough time to submit forms 8606 for 2015, then 2016, and later efile 2017....
Forum: FIRE and Money 02-20-2018, 10:06 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,624
Posted By wenglish
Looks like you are right, thanks. I'm not...

Looks like you are right, thanks.

I'm not sure if, when filing my 2015 taxes, HR Block messed up (not generating an 8606), or I messed up (answering a question incorrectly).
Forum: FIRE and Money 02-19-2018, 07:11 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,624
Posted By wenglish
Quick question about 8606 if I may. If I...

Quick question about 8606 if I may.

If I didn't do any kind of Roth/Traditional conversions, but simply contributed to a non-deductible traditional IRA (because my AGI was too high for a Roth...
Forum: FIRE and Money 01-31-2018, 04:19 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,678
Posted By wenglish
I was shown the "free TurboTax" link on my main...

I was shown the "free TurboTax" link on my main page and took advantage of it.

What is confusing (to me at least) is that I am not in Private Client (although my total with Fido is slightly over...
Forum: FIRE and Money 12-18-2017, 01:16 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 15,969
Posted By wenglish
Is that software in use now? Is it restricted to...

Is that software in use now? Is it restricted to Private Client?
Forum: FIRE and Money 12-06-2017, 05:39 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 15,969
Posted By wenglish
Is this likely to remain the case, now that...

Is this likely to remain the case, now that financial institutions are no longer required to be fiduciaries? (or am I misunderstanding? - quite possible)
Forum: FIRE and Money 11-20-2017, 05:29 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 16,735
Posted By wenglish
I refuse to reward Quicken for bad behavior...

I refuse to reward Quicken for bad behavior (failure to fix bugs or do much else other than change their licensing strategy and change the color scheme). When they demonstrate that they have improved...
Forum: FIRE and Money 10-27-2017, 08:05 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 16,735
Posted By wenglish
Good point, but that won't stop them from sending...

Good point, but that won't stop them from sending you to collections after a bug in *their* system fails to cancel your subscription (or if you forget/don't want to hassle with calling the...
Forum: FIRE and Money 10-26-2017, 10:24 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 16,735
Posted By wenglish
I am pretty picky about who I give permission to...

I am pretty picky about who I give permission to suck money from my credit card (and never from my bank account). Quicken is definitely one of the companies I would not trust to do the right thing...
Forum: FIRE and Money 10-24-2017, 10:49 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 16,735
Posted By wenglish
While I will willingly give Microsoft ~$100 a...

While I will willingly give Microsoft ~$100 a year for access to Office, I'm going to find it hard to swallow giving Quicken $50 a year for a product that only has become worse with time.

I am...
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