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Forum: Active Investing, Market Strategies & Alternative Assets 08-03-2021, 03:32 PM
Replies: 651
Views: 82,478
Posted By Fermion
I sort of stopped trading. Problems with...

I sort of stopped trading. Problems with Robinhood and some tax issues. I have switched the same investments over to a Roth but it is taking some time to move the investments without wash sale...
Forum: FIRE and Money 07-01-2021, 09:56 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 9,542
Posted By Fermion
I vote retire now. So what if you live past 85,...

I vote retire now. So what if you live past 85, deal with that problem then. It is more likely you will work yourself to death now.
Forum: FIRE and Money 06-13-2021, 09:38 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 11,318
Posted By Fermion
Ours is also a tiny bit more...I have not done...

Ours is also a tiny bit more...I have not done the math yet but the above sounds right.
Forum: FIRE and Money 06-12-2021, 09:34 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 11,318
Posted By Fermion
Also today saw refund approved, after filing in...

Also today saw refund approved, after filing in April when the ACA update was done. They must have processed a big batch of those.
Forum: FIRE and Money 06-04-2021, 08:09 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 11,318
Posted By Fermion
So how will we know if there is a problem...

So how will we know if there is a problem processing our refund? It still says "being processed" since filing in early April.
Forum: Other topics 06-03-2021, 06:54 AM
Replies: 2,019
Views: 102,735
Posted By Fermion
I am not against "all subsidies" as I think...

I am not against "all subsidies" as I think subsidies that keep industries alive that are important to the safety and independence of the nation are important.

You don't want to be in a situation...
Forum: Other topics 05-30-2021, 07:51 AM
Replies: 2,019
Views: 102,735
Posted By Fermion
Probably some fan of his books has him chained up...

Probably some fan of his books has him chained up until he finishes the next one.
Forum: Other topics 05-29-2021, 04:56 PM
Replies: 2,019
Views: 102,735
Posted By Fermion
For my dream electric van, it would have access...

For my dream electric van, it would have access to the battery bank for AC power just like the coming Ford Lightning pickup truck. 120kWh would make a GREAT weekend camper if you didn't use up too...
Forum: Other topics 05-29-2021, 09:27 AM
Replies: 2,019
Views: 102,735
Posted By Fermion
I am kind of interested in an electric van if it...

I am kind of interested in an electric van if it is 4wd, but I have not seen that yet. Any idea if that will be on the horizon?
Forum: Active Investing, Market Strategies & Alternative Assets 05-27-2021, 09:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,193
Posted By Fermion
I put all my power tools out in the yard with a...

I put all my power tools out in the yard with a tarp over them and moved my plywood inside to protect it.
Forum: Life after FIRE 05-19-2021, 04:15 PM
Replies: 268
Views: 20,599
Posted By Fermion
It must take awhile for the drop in lumber...

It must take awhile for the drop in lumber futures to trickle down as I see Home Depot and others still have the higher prices for 2x material.

They are quick to raise prices when their supplier...
Forum: FIRE and Money 05-18-2021, 04:25 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,973
Posted By Fermion
The crappy thing would be if someone with a big...

The crappy thing would be if someone with a big refund last year needed that money to make an estimated tax payment this year...you might miss the deadline while waiting on your refund.

(yes, I...
Forum: Other topics 05-17-2021, 07:21 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,119
Posted By Fermion
I think in Washington state, $125,000 of your...

I think in Washington state, $125,000 of your primary home is protected in a bankruptcy...something like that.
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 05-17-2021, 08:34 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,625
Posted By Fermion
I go for the 300 pound rating fiberglass ladders...

I go for the 300 pound rating fiberglass ladders every time. No 225 pound rating aluminum stuff for me.
Forum: Life after FIRE 05-17-2021, 08:27 AM
Replies: 268
Views: 20,599
Posted By Fermion
Nice job Seng! It looks like you went with 12"...

Nice job Seng! It looks like you went with 12" spacing like we did on the back deck...should be good for lower sag if you go with the composite decking which is only 1" thick or so.

I noticed...
Forum: Other topics 05-15-2021, 04:15 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 7,985
Posted By Fermion
On the electronics side of things, it is...

On the electronics side of things, it is interesting that the satisfaction with the size/quality/speed grows almost exactly with the increase in same.

For example, I was SO happy to get a 386SX...
Forum: Life after FIRE 05-15-2021, 03:49 PM
Replies: 268
Views: 20,599
Posted By Fermion
Yes, for sure we will be adding diagonal bracing...

Yes, for sure we will be adding diagonal bracing before we remove the temp adjustable braces. We were just discussing how we wanted that to look/work today.

For the footings on this deck, we used...
Forum: Other topics 05-15-2021, 08:56 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 7,985
Posted By Fermion
Producers have not raised prices yet on a lot of...

Producers have not raised prices yet on a lot of goods, but I bet it is coming. Just the fact that commodities are so high right now will cause either margins to shrink or prices to rise. Payroll...
Forum: Life after FIRE 05-15-2021, 08:41 AM
Replies: 268
Views: 20,599
Posted By Fermion
I don't know. I wasn't thinking of anything but...

I don't know. I wasn't thinking of anything but a patio might be nice. You think like building a sub "deck" underneath and tying it in lower to the posts?

My wife at one point said we might...
Forum: Life after FIRE 05-15-2021, 06:56 AM
Replies: 268
Views: 20,599
Posted By Fermion
Our back deck is pretty high....about 12 to 13...

Our back deck is pretty high....about 12 to 13 feet off the ground.

Speaking of back decks, we started on it this week and got the poles, beam and joists installed.

The beam was constructed...
Forum: FIRE and Money 05-14-2021, 07:26 AM
Replies: 238
Views: 19,224
Posted By Fermion
Inflation fixes that somewhat.

Inflation fixes that somewhat.
Forum: Life after FIRE 05-14-2021, 06:56 AM
Replies: 268
Views: 20,599
Posted By Fermion
Both decks will have roofs with gutters...not...

Both decks will have roofs with gutters...not sure what a under deck drainage system is?
Forum: Other topics 05-13-2021, 08:20 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 7,835
Posted By Fermion
They declare price gouging on gas to be illegal...

They declare price gouging on gas to be illegal and yet lumber gouging is just fine!

I had plenty of gas to get to the hardware store yesterday only to find the 2x10 x 20 foot boards we bought...
Forum: FIRE and Money 05-12-2021, 08:32 AM
Replies: 238
Views: 19,224
Posted By Fermion
Sure seems like gold should be catching a bid but...

Sure seems like gold should be catching a bid but it isn't.

I'm going to fill up the pole barn with copper :-)
Forum: Life after FIRE 05-12-2021, 08:00 AM
Replies: 268
Views: 20,599
Posted By Fermion
Everything I have read recommends 1/8" to 1/4"...

Everything I have read recommends 1/8" to 1/4" per foot but several sites do say you don't need a slope if your deck has gaps and the boards are oriented parallel to the house.

I think we will...
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