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Forum: Other topics Yesterday, 08:14 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 17,951
Posted By Brett_Cameron
I change the oil and oil filter in my 2019 Honda...

I change the oil and oil filter in my 2019 Honda Pilot when the maintenance minder says to. That works out to about 7,500 miles using the OEM specified synthetic oil. About the same for my 2014...
Forum: FIRE and Money 07-30-2022, 10:38 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,503
Posted By Brett_Cameron
I made my own using Excel. Crude but effective....

I made my own using Excel. Crude but effective. YMMV
Forum: FIRE and Money 07-30-2022, 10:36 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,175
Posted By Brett_Cameron
I never had SS withhold. I did it through my...

I never had SS withhold. I did it through my pension. Then pension admin became incompetent (or I did:laugh:) so now I just do monthly EFPTS.
Forum: FIRE and Money 07-28-2022, 12:14 PM
Replies: 238
Views: 18,619
Posted By Brett_Cameron
I have pension.

I have pension.
Forum: Other topics 02-11-2022, 04:34 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,325
Posted By Brett_Cameron
They are new to me: Believer by Imagine Dragons,...

They are new to me: Believer by Imagine Dragons, Viva la Vida by Coldplay, Beggin' by Maneskin, Astronaut in the Ocean by Masked Wolf.
Forum: FIRE and Money 01-09-2022, 02:13 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,645
Posted By Brett_Cameron
~$10k for medicare and supplements and vision and...

~$10k for medicare and supplements and vision and dental and retiree insurance for DS.
~$12k for Fed income taxes.
Forum: FIRE and Money 01-01-2022, 01:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,741
Posted By Brett_Cameron
If you build your own federal tax estimator as I...

If you build your own federal tax estimator as I did, use https://fred.stlouisfed.org/series/SUUR0000SA0 to inflate the tax brackets. The actual inflator for 2022 would be the average of the index...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 11-17-2021, 02:22 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 8,574
Posted By Brett_Cameron
for me, annual exams are a must.

for me, annual exams are a must.
Forum: Life after FIRE 11-17-2021, 02:20 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,574
Posted By Brett_Cameron
I have a big man Lazy Boy I bought direct from...

I have a big man Lazy Boy I bought direct from the factory via BIL. After 20 years or so, I wondered how long they were supposed to last since I have had to replace broken bolts, the square tube...
Forum: Technology, Media & e-Gadgets 11-17-2021, 02:16 PM
Replies: 4,058
Views: 344,471
Posted By Brett_Cameron
Monk. It is new to me. LOL!

Monk. It is new to me. LOL!
Forum: Other topics 01-24-2021, 12:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,247
Posted By Brett_Cameron
me too, less frequent now approaching 10 years...

me too, less frequent now approaching 10 years retired.
Forum: FIRE and Money 01-01-2021, 05:22 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,990
Posted By Brett_Cameron
I quit Quicken in 2017. I have Excel spreadsheets...

I quit Quicken in 2017. I have Excel spreadsheets that do everything I need. Export transactions from my bank into a spreadsheet and paste into mine. Ymmv.
Forum: Other topics 10-25-2020, 12:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 862
Posted By Brett_Cameron
I was a fan of JJW for a while back in the 70's. ...

I was a fan of JJW for a while back in the 70's. He came to play at my college! I was thrilled. We waited and waited and waited as his band came out and played. He finally sobered up enough to...
Forum: FIRE and Money 07-10-2020, 02:49 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,696
Posted By Brett_Cameron
8.84%

8.84%
Forum: FIRE and Money 02-20-2020, 02:57 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 8,137
Posted By Brett_Cameron
Yep, you are correct! It is fun to do and only...

Yep, you are correct! It is fun to do and only marginally useful. And no I never try to compare future reality to past guesses.
Forum: FIRE and Money 02-19-2020, 04:10 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 8,137
Posted By Brett_Cameron
Yes, Each expense item is inflated at its own...

Yes, Each expense item is inflated at its own rate, usually a multiple of core inflation or from other best guess.
Forum: FIRE and Money 02-17-2020, 05:07 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 8,137
Posted By Brett_Cameron
I built a tax estimator into my spreadsheet to...

I built a tax estimator into my spreadsheet to include future changes such as dependent changes, standard dedcution changes, various deductible item changes, etc. I update each year as tax rates and...
Forum: FIRE and Money 01-18-2020, 02:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,590
Posted By Brett_Cameron
Medicare Part B and D premiums are deductible,

Medicare Part B and D premiums are deductible,
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 10-23-2019, 09:33 AM
Replies: 4,284
Views: 655,180
Posted By Brett_Cameron
Started weight loss diet and excercise on May 7,...

Started weight loss diet and excercise on May 7, 2019 at 265 lbs. Previous maximum weight in 2018 was 288 lbs.
Currently 214 lbs. Target is~185
Dr took me off blood pressure medicine entirely. All...
Forum: FIRE and Money 10-09-2019, 06:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,624
Posted By Brett_Cameron
Thanks for the responses. I agree with pb4uski...

Thanks for the responses. I agree with pb4uski that there are plenty of workarounds so not such a big deal.

Edit: I figured it out. I can adopt the new method very easily into my spreadsheet...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 10-09-2019, 02:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,159
Posted By Brett_Cameron
I got my packet last week and also had no...

I got my packet last week and also had no premium increase. Also found that my premiums will go down as of January 1, 2020 because I turn 65 in November 2020 and thus would move on to Medicare as...
Forum: FIRE and Money 10-09-2019, 01:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,227
Posted By Brett_Cameron
Yes, I did this. Retired at 55. Withdrew funds...

Yes, I did this. Retired at 55. Withdrew funds from my company 401k (administered by T. Rowe Price) from 55 until 59 1/2. Rolled to IRA with Vanguard, smooth sailing.
IIRC, I had to setup a...
Forum: FIRE and Money 10-09-2019, 01:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,624
Posted By Brett_Cameron
Federal Tax Withholding methods for 2020

The IRS is dramatically changing the Form W-4 (https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-dft/fw4--dft.pdf) and the Employer methods for determining withholding amounts for 2020. They have published drafts of...
Forum: FIRE and Money 05-19-2019, 11:41 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 12,107
Posted By Brett_Cameron
My use of Firecalc: I have a projection to my...

My use of Firecalc:
I have a projection to my age 86 with income, expenses, inflation, life&family changes, etc. Best guess, all of it on these assumptions.
That is a 24 year projection from...
Forum: FIRE and Money 05-11-2019, 08:16 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 21,902
Posted By Brett_Cameron
I quit using Quicken at the end of 2017 after 18...

I quit using Quicken at the end of 2017 after 18 years of usage. I use two Excel spreadsheets, one for investment/projection and another for expenses. I download csv transactions from my bank and...
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