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Forum: Other topics 07-03-2022, 03:45 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,020
Posted By Bestwifeever
Sad news. I wish I had been reading these forums...

Sad news. I wish I had been reading these forums when the brilliance of Hurricane Jennifer blew through. Thanks for letting us know.
Forum: Life after FIRE 04-20-2022, 09:06 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,521
Posted By Bestwifeever
Congratulations! Your intended sounds amazing....

Congratulations! Your intended sounds amazing. What a contrast between what her loser first husband gave her and what you would like to do. My daughter was completely surprised with a 1.3 carat...
Forum: FIRE and Money 04-01-2022, 09:35 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,002
Posted By Bestwifeever
We have used our brick and mortar local bank that...

We have used our brick and mortar local bank that is part of Wintrust, which has full service banks all over Chicagoland, forever. Their Total Access Checking account has no fees, no monthly minimum...
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 09-26-2021, 08:39 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 18,437
Posted By Bestwifeever
I am sooo glad Frank remembered to pack his...

I am sooo glad Frank remembered to pack his superhero cape for your Ida evacuation so he could swoop you back to NO and keep you safe when you fell ill. There will be plenty of time for whee-ing...
Forum: Technology, Media & e-Gadgets 09-21-2021, 10:37 AM
Replies: 4,058
Views: 344,487
Posted By Bestwifeever
I think this prequel series is so intriguing as...

I think this prequel series is so intriguing as it gradually sets up the back story for why curmudgeonly confirmed bachelor Morse was the way he was as he solves crimes as the smartest man in the...
Forum: Other topics 09-14-2021, 07:42 AM
Replies: 297
Views: 25,654
Posted By Bestwifeever
Oh no! Take care of yourself. I hope Frank is...

Oh no! Take care of yourself. I hope Frank is able to be at your side as needed. Hugs.
Forum: FIRE and Money 09-07-2021, 03:58 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,866
Posted By Bestwifeever
Go with them to Schwab or Fidelity (where their...

Go with them to Schwab or Fidelity (where their options can be explained and risk analysis forms looked at, while holding their hands) before some helpful acquaintance of theirs learns of their...
Forum: Other topics 09-04-2021, 01:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,659
Posted By Bestwifeever
Yeah, they're talking real wealth to avoid real...

Yeah, they're talking real wealth to avoid real taxes
Forum: Other topics 09-04-2021, 12:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,659
Posted By Bestwifeever
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-09-02...

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-09-02/richest-americans-have-tax-loophole-that-s-legal-easy-to-exploit-hard-to-close
Forum: Other topics 08-12-2021, 04:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 794
Posted By Bestwifeever
Thanks so much for posting this. Our dog is very...

Thanks so much for posting this. Our dog is very healthy and has eaten only grain-free, but peas are the second ingredient so after reading the link in the OP and the links within the linked article,...
Forum: Other topics 08-12-2021, 02:52 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,486
Posted By Bestwifeever
Gretchen, I am so sorry to read this sad news....

Gretchen, I am so sorry to read this sad news. What a tough year for you. Your mother posted several times over the years about her visits to you and your little boys and I know you must miss her...
Forum: Other topics 07-30-2021, 12:29 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 4,981
Posted By Bestwifeever
Ah. In that case Congratulations!:clap::smitten:...

Ah. In that case Congratulations!:clap::smitten: Send me your address and I'll double his gift.
Forum: Other topics 07-30-2021, 12:14 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 4,981
Posted By Bestwifeever
Is this your first wedding? I'd probably give...

Is this your first wedding? I'd probably give less for that than for a first marriage, and I'm definitely the most generous person in my and DH's family. Plus I don't keep track of who gives me what...
Forum: Life after FIRE 07-21-2021, 12:39 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 11,184
Posted By Bestwifeever
Never mind the books, he's also a "senior...

Never mind the books, he's also a "senior contributor" to a blog about how to retire better. Gah. Bloggers. Guess he found his answer to "at some point, many retirees will feel a need to do something...
Forum: Other topics 07-11-2021, 11:11 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 10,936
Posted By Bestwifeever
I am sincerely impressed that you're asking--your...

I am sincerely impressed that you're asking--your kids will probably be okay. You are heading into some tough but fun times at those ages. It's a miracle imo when kids grow into self-supporting and...
Forum: Other topics 06-12-2021, 07:59 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,641
Posted By Bestwifeever
Congratulations! The real estate sector of your...

Congratulations! The real estate sector of your AA just increased nicely.
Forum: Other topics 06-03-2021, 03:14 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,408
Posted By Bestwifeever
It might be harder on the kids to go to the...

It might be harder on the kids to go to the uncle's funeral than a grandparent's funeral, as the uncle is probably closer in age to the kids' parents. I imagine you would need to be as reassuring as...
Forum: FIRE and Money 04-23-2021, 12:03 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,566
Posted By Bestwifeever
We have not done it yet, but will eventually move...

We have not done it yet, but will eventually move everything from Vanguard into either Schwab or Fidelity because both have offices within five miles. Looking at the personnel on each website for...
Forum: Other topics 03-29-2021, 07:54 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,153
Posted By Bestwifeever
The first cicada out of the ground: “what’s with...

The first cicada out of the ground: “what’s with all the face masks?”
Forum: Other topics 03-27-2021, 02:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 685
Posted By Bestwifeever
Beverly Cleary and Larry McMurtry on the same...

Beverly Cleary and Larry McMurtry on the same day, I believe. Heaven is a very creative place this week.
Forum: Other topics 03-23-2021, 01:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,183
Posted By Bestwifeever
I just bought a nice mattress from Costco online,...

I just bought a nice mattress from Costco online, even though we have a store about three or four miles away, to replace the original mattress and boxspring on a very old twin bed. After delivery, we...
Forum: Other topics 12-18-2020, 11:15 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 7,855
Posted By Bestwifeever
Eh, send them to me--unconditionally tipping is...

Eh, send them to me--unconditionally tipping is my hobby
Forum: Other topics 10-22-2020, 03:15 PM
Replies: 450
Views: 24,366
Posted By Bestwifeever
We decided to vote early in person. Forty...

We decided to vote early in person. Forty minutes, after we got in line. A small room that had twenty people in it. At least four of the 14 poll workers were doing nothing but talking to each other...
Forum: Other topics 10-16-2020, 10:50 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 8,716
Posted By Bestwifeever
It doesn't sound like your cousin who actually...

It doesn't sound like your cousin who actually spent the money and talked with the neighbor about the cost, cares at all about getting half now, half later. Perhaps she asked him when to pay and he...
Forum: Technology, Media & e-Gadgets 09-18-2020, 10:21 AM
Replies: 4,058
Views: 344,487
Posted By Bestwifeever
Here is a very funny imo article about staying...

Here is a very funny imo article about staying safe in those villages:

https://crimereads.com/your-guide-to-not-getting-murdered-in-a-quaint-english-village/
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