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Forum: Health and Early Retirement 02-08-2021, 09:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 498
Posted By Cricky
I’ve only had my Schwinn IC4 for about a week but...

I’ve only had my Schwinn IC4 for about a week but have been very happy with it so far. At $900 it’s above your target budget (though a lot cheaper than a Peloton!), but I’m a big guy (6’4”, 260) who...
Forum: Technology, Media & e-Gadgets 10-18-2020, 05:16 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,847
Posted By Cricky
You can easily get Visible down to $50/month (for...

You can easily get Visible down to $50/month (for 2 lines), just recruit a couple random folks to join your “party”.
Forum: FIRE and Money 09-17-2020, 09:32 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,998
Posted By Cricky
There’s no “getting cash over time.” Reverse...

There’s no “getting cash over time.” Reverse mortgages for purchase work like a lump sum reverse mortgage, you make the down payment and the rest of the purchase cost is financed by the RM. You don’t...
Forum: Other topics 07-07-2020, 08:14 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,979
Posted By Cricky
Yeah...you might reply to the person who doesn’t...

Yeah...you might reply to the person who doesn’t know that.
Forum: Other topics 07-07-2020, 05:25 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,979
Posted By Cricky
“The 10-dollar founding father” is on...the $20...

“The 10-dollar founding father” is on...the $20 bill? Unexpected inflation?
Forum: Other topics 06-30-2020, 06:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 423
Posted By Cricky
I switched to Visible last November. It’s been...

I switched to Visible last November. It’s been fine so far. I’ve used messaging in the app for support a couple times, for minor things, and got prompt, helpful replies. I haven’t missed a physical...
Forum: Life after FIRE 06-22-2020, 06:57 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 8,502
Posted By Cricky
Yeah, the savings clauses in these tax treaties...

Yeah, the savings clauses in these tax treaties mean that with few exceptions the US is always going to tax pension income of US citizens and permanent residents, wherever they are. What’s different...
Forum: Life after FIRE 06-20-2020, 09:36 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 8,502
Posted By Cricky
Thanks for the clarification. Since you...

Thanks for the clarification.

Since you worked for 20 years in the US it might be worth a quick look at that part of the tax treaty. “Pension distributions and other similar remuneration...in...
Forum: Life after FIRE 06-20-2020, 08:27 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 8,502
Posted By Cricky
France near Switzerland (relatively anyway; the...

France near Switzerland (relatively anyway; the border doesn’t have to be walking distance) is near the top of our list when my wife finally pulls the plug in a couple years (I’m a citizen of a...
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 04-18-2020, 03:51 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,564
Posted By Cricky
Yes, smallpox is gone, except for a few vials in...

Yes, smallpox is gone, except for a few vials in a freezer here in Atlanta and a few more in Russia. No, you haven’t seen real, current picture of smallpox “cases” (I think you meant people with...
Forum: Other topics 06-14-2019, 11:40 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,086
Posted By Cricky
18, but I had a few of these before I ever set...

18, but I had a few of these before I ever set foot on the mainland let alone the south, including boiled peanuts and of course poke—though I guess you guys mean something different (which sounds...
Forum: Other topics 10-31-2018, 08:08 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,763
Posted By Cricky
Heat, 62 during the day, 60 at night. We’re...

Heat, 62 during the day, 60 at night. We’re comfortable at these temps, but will turn it up for guests. During a/c season: 76 during the day, 72 at night.
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 08-22-2018, 10:44 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 19,791
Posted By Cricky
I would have typed the same thing if Donheff...

I would have typed the same thing if Donheff hadn’t already done it. When faced with the changes in the renewed contract we took the middle-ground combination of a relatively small increase in...
Forum: Other topics 06-23-2018, 07:22 PM
Replies: 359
Views: 11,598
Posted By Cricky
I haven’t been able to watch all the games I...

I haven’t been able to watch all the games I wanted to see but, thanks to this thread, I feel like I’ve been able to keep up—while also being entertained! Thanks, folks.
Forum: Hi, I am... 06-22-2018, 07:49 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,704
Posted By Cricky
I was curious about this too, and was surprised...

I was curious about this too, and was surprised to see that numbeo thinks the cost of living for renters is essentially the same in Munich and Atlanta (where I live), and Stuttgart and even Frankfurt...
Forum: FIRE and Money 09-15-2017, 11:08 AM
Replies: 770
Views: 83,674
Posted By Cricky
That's a fair comment. Usually I wouldn't expect...

That's a fair comment. Usually I wouldn't expect that the city that's 20% more expensive to live in would also be a relative "bargain basement" for travelers, but maybe Reykjavik is special. In this...
Forum: FIRE and Money 09-14-2017, 06:40 PM
Replies: 770
Views: 83,674
Posted By Cricky
I've never been to Iceland so I don't have an...

I've never been to Iceland so I don't have an opinion on this, but I see that numbeo disagrees with you:...
Forum: Other topics 08-08-2017, 05:13 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 7,314
Posted By Cricky
Gillian Welch and David Rawlings at Atlanta's...

Gillian Welch and David Rawlings at Atlanta's symphony hall last Saturday; they were great. This tour resumes on the west coast in October (the shows in SF and Portland are already sold out). Later...
Forum: Other topics 04-10-2017, 09:41 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 16,229
Posted By Cricky
Sorry to hear about your accident. At 26, as a...

Sorry to hear about your accident. At 26, as a pedestrian in a crosswalk, I was hit by a car and, among other injuries, suffered a similar hip fracture (mine was on my right side). The orthopedist...
Forum: Other topics 04-06-2017, 07:26 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,979
Posted By Cricky
We have tix to see it in Atlanta at the end of...

We have tix to see it in Atlanta at the end of May...2018.
Forum: Forum Admin 03-03-2017, 11:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,772
Posted By Cricky
It's not unheard of for sites to have an...

It's not unheard of for sites to have an "ad-free" membership level, though maybe it's not worth the administrative hassle. I think anyone who volunteered to be a moderator or administrator, or had...
Forum: Forum Admin 03-03-2017, 10:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,772
Posted By Cricky
Slightly off topic, but I'm surprised to see...

Slightly off topic, but I'm surprised to see moderators and administrators apparently suggesting we block ads here. Is there some other way we should support the site?
Forum: Other topics 02-26-2017, 05:58 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,427
Posted By Cricky
Depends on when in 1957 you were born. From the...

Depends on when in 1957 you were born. From the Selective Service System, "Men born from March 29, 1957 through December 31, 1959, were not required to register with the Selective Service System...
Forum: FIRE and Money 02-18-2017, 03:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,494
Posted By Cricky
They need a better annuity provider; even these...

They need a better annuity provider; even these days a $298000 SPIA should provide more than $12000 per year to a 70-year-old couple. From Immediate Annuities, $1004/month would cost them $191000....
Forum: Other topics 01-13-2017, 12:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,006
Posted By Cricky
Yes, I receive the supplement. I'm not sure...

Yes, I receive the supplement. I'm not sure exactly what you're asking. I retired at 55, but my agency had VERA so I was eligible for the supplement when I turned 56. It should happen automatically...
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