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Forum: FIRE and Money 03-18-2020, 08:01 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,907
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A flash of the obvious! Heard from a...

A flash of the obvious! Heard from a sportscaster some years back.. "I think the team that scores the most points is going to win."
:laugh:
Forum: Life after FIRE 01-09-2020, 08:36 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,987
Posted By ArkTinkerer
I'm not sure my spending plans apply to the last...

I'm not sure my spending plans apply to the last few years. I am spending more due to protracted construction on my garage/shop but due to numerous outside incomes that were not planned we have yet...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 11-22-2019, 12:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,616
Posted By ArkTinkerer
They tried this at my clinic. I complained to...

They tried this at my clinic. I complained to the doctor. Had a problem next time I went in with them trying to demand a blood test. (Claimed it was required by the ACA. Never found any evidence...
Forum: Life after FIRE 05-11-2019, 11:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,468
Posted By ArkTinkerer
Unfortunately there are things I CAN'T do that...

Unfortunately there are things I CAN'T do that with. Concrete truck had to be scheduled. I try and do as much as I can by myself but pouring 15+ yards of concrete is a bit much. The inspector...
Forum: Life after FIRE 05-11-2019, 11:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,468
Posted By ArkTinkerer
I confess to this being even more irritating than...

I confess to this being even more irritating than before. Of course, now the phone calls usually come when I am on a ladder, have my hands covered with paint, etc. I force myself to take a deep...
Forum: Life after FIRE 05-11-2019, 08:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,468
Posted By ArkTinkerer
Growing aversion to scheduling?

I don't know if it is increasing stress from other areas of life or just growing into a curmudgeon, but I find I am becoming increasingly hostile to any sort of scheduling involving dates/times. I...
Forum: Stock Picking and Market Strategy 05-11-2019, 07:58 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,658
Posted By ArkTinkerer
For me, MMT at least posits a theory as to why we...

For me, MMT at least posits a theory as to why we value paper $$ or electronic tallies of such. Not that I like it but it is the first step beyond emotions/habits left over from days when dollars...
Forum: FIRE and Money 03-27-2019, 04:06 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 530
Posted By ArkTinkerer
Question about deferrals for Opportunity Zones

Oft copied text about how Opportunity Zone incentives work:
"First, investors can defer tax on any prior gains invested in a Qualified Opportunity Fund (QOF) until the earlier of the date on which...
Forum: Other topics 03-04-2019, 09:27 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,441
Posted By ArkTinkerer
Can this be done with a Roth? I know you can ask...

Can this be done with a Roth? I know you can ask for them to withhold even though it is not suppose to be a taxable event. Odd I know, but just curious how far this can stretch! What about a regular...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 03-04-2019, 09:13 AM
Replies: 298
Views: 17,339
Posted By ArkTinkerer
What about Ezetimibe (Zetia)? Non-statin based. ...

What about Ezetimibe (Zetia)? Non-statin based. Always was worried about liver damage from statins but thinking of using this.
Forum: FIRE and Money 01-31-2019, 09:04 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 9,777
Posted By ArkTinkerer
As someone who lives in Arkansas, I can tell you...

As someone who lives in Arkansas, I can tell you the number is either low or high depending on where in the state you live. NW Arkansas is expensive. Live in a rural area is cheap. I live in...
Forum: Other topics 01-21-2019, 08:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 981
Posted By ArkTinkerer
We have a seed library. It is suppose to be for...

We have a seed library. It is suppose to be for seed swapping and they sponsor an annual swap every February. Honor system but I think it works pretty well.
Forum: FIRE and Money 12-30-2018, 04:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 825
Posted By ArkTinkerer
How do you treat that extra money as far as taxes...

How do you treat that extra money as far as taxes are concerned?
Forum: FIRE and Money 12-30-2018, 04:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 825
Posted By ArkTinkerer
Not a bad deal.

Not a bad deal.
Forum: FIRE and Money 12-30-2018, 04:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 825
Posted By ArkTinkerer
Selling rental property to tenants over time

Considering sale of rental property to tenants. Goal, for me, is to spread the purchase cost over time with the least risk.

I am considering setting it up as a lease with option to buy, perhaps...
Forum: Life after FIRE 05-20-2018, 02:35 PM
Replies: 3,420
Views: 320,007
Posted By ArkTinkerer
Just helped my mother with her new old stock...

Just helped my mother with her new old stock programmable thermostat. Had to go and find an obsolete model because that is what she wanted. She had trouble programming it and was upset--figured...
Forum: FIRE and Money 04-03-2018, 06:20 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,323
Posted By ArkTinkerer
We have only been FIREd about 2 years. I was...

We have only been FIREd about 2 years. I was doing some odd consulting and simply told him if he wanted me to keep coming around every he'd have to pay a certain amount every month and pitch in...
Forum: Life after FIRE 03-22-2018, 07:35 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 16,147
Posted By ArkTinkerer
Motorcycle trip up to Maine and back. Next is...

Motorcycle trip up to Maine and back. Next is the garage/workshop I should have done a decade ago. I can't say it's any fun wading thru the planning/design committees..
Forum: FIRE and Money 03-22-2018, 07:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,092
Posted By ArkTinkerer
Will that be possible going forward? I thought...

Will that be possible going forward? I thought one of the new tax changes was no more recharacterizations?
Forum: FIRE and Money 03-21-2018, 07:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,092
Posted By ArkTinkerer
Can you do a partial rollover to a ROTH to...

Can you do a partial rollover to a ROTH to generate taxable income?
Forum: FIRE and Money 02-23-2018, 01:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 8,402
Posted By ArkTinkerer
If you hadn't said you called back and dealt with...

If you hadn't said you called back and dealt with multiple people my mind would be yelling "SCAM" at top volume. No one else needs the form, they never needed it before, but they want you to send...
Forum: Other topics 01-20-2018, 10:47 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,792
Posted By ArkTinkerer
Pipe is done by the inside diameter. But even...

Pipe is done by the inside diameter. But even then you have different thread types and fine vs coarse. For nuts and bolts you can get a plastic template or something like a giant keyring with small...
Forum: FIRE and Money 01-20-2018, 10:30 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,738
Posted By ArkTinkerer
The other reason for a Roth is the title of this...

The other reason for a Roth is the title of this website. Early Retirement. If you need funds to carry you between retirement and the allowable withdrawal age for tax deferred accounts you can use...
Forum: FIRE and Money 01-16-2018, 11:18 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 10,716
Posted By ArkTinkerer
Anyone considering stop loss on their ETF funds?

Anyone else considering a stop loss on their ETFs? I've begun thinking it might be a good idea in case of a sudden crash but then found this article. Lots of "circuit breakers" that I wasn't aware...
Forum: Stock Picking and Market Strategy 07-17-2017, 08:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,115
Posted By ArkTinkerer
If you can't trust yourself then who can you...

If you can't trust yourself then who can you trust?!
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