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Forum: Other topics 04-08-2021, 03:43 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,384
Posted By prudent_one
I think the push to go back to the office will...

I think the push to go back to the office will convince a lot of OMY types to call it a day. Until you don't have to deal with all the issues already cited - work clothes, commuting, additional...
Forum: FIRE and Money 04-01-2021, 01:52 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,977
Posted By prudent_one
Help those who need it so they have the...

Help those who need it so they have the necessities of daily living as long as they are doing their part. Perhaps "extra" help for targeted things (pay for a economical vacation in Europe that one...
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 03-23-2021, 08:46 AM
Replies: 282
Views: 17,059
Posted By prudent_one
Moderna second shot, chlls and fever (peaked at...

Moderna second shot, chlls and fever (peaked at 101) for about 12 hours, starting 12 hours after the shot. Took nothing for the symptoms. After that, felt fine.
Forum: Stock Picking and Market Strategy 03-05-2021, 12:09 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,695
Posted By prudent_one
I'm 100% index funds/ETFs because I don't think I...

I'm 100% index funds/ETFs because I don't think I can pick winning stocks and don't want to invest the time and energy to try. Also I know if I tried stock-picking, I would be furious with myself if...
Forum: Technology, Media & e-Gadgets 01-27-2021, 04:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,125
Posted By prudent_one
I get postcards asking to buy my plot of...

I get postcards asking to buy my plot of undeveloped land (including the taxing authority's block/lot number).

It's a 18" wide strip of land the runs the length of our home property, bought years...
Forum: Hi, I am... 01-25-2021, 08:16 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 10,156
Posted By prudent_one
Why call it "walking away" when what you want to...

Why call it "walking away" when what you want to do is walk towards your best retirement life?

Money is not an issue. At all.
Forum: Other topics 01-22-2021, 10:29 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,409
Posted By prudent_one
Interesting thread, made me realize how little I...

Interesting thread, made me realize how little I buy and how little I am brand loyal. I really had to struggle to think of things where I am particular.

These things aren't bought often but if I'm...
Forum: Other topics 01-07-2021, 08:15 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 6,779
Posted By prudent_one
I never hated the job or my co-workers, but I...

I never hated the job or my co-workers, but I miss none of it. Never had to travel much and hated the trips I had to make because it always with a couple other co-workers and I just didn't want to...
Forum: Other topics 12-30-2020, 04:37 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,667
Posted By prudent_one
OTA radio is on almost all the time when I'm...

OTA radio is on almost all the time when I'm driving unless it's a long trip (maybe 1-2 of those a year). Sports talk / talk radio / news.
Forum: Other topics 12-19-2020, 11:51 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,672
Posted By prudent_one
Lucky to have had almost all agreeable and...

Lucky to have had almost all agreeable and supportive managers in my career. There was one guy a level above me who was a tool. I don't know why people didn't recognize him as a fast-talking,...
Forum: FIRE and Money 12-19-2020, 11:25 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,671
Posted By prudent_one
To protect against water getting into a SD box or...

To protect against water getting into a SD box or safe, keep items in ziploc bags. And note that most bank SD rules specifically prohibit keeping cash in the box (so they can't be liable if there's...
Forum: Other topics 12-16-2020, 08:45 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 9,591
Posted By prudent_one
Not exactly paranormal but one odd experience...

Not exactly paranormal but one odd experience that has stuck with me. Was at a trade show years ago, about 1,000 people. On the exhibitor floor the organizer had brought in a couple of people just...
Forum: Other topics 11-26-2020, 08:54 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,132
Posted By prudent_one
I think if journalism is dead, it's because the...

I think if journalism is dead, it's because the public starved it to death by consuming only free info and not paying for quality journalism.

Why would we expect quality, unbiased, in-depth...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 10-14-2020, 07:16 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,957
Posted By prudent_one
The mild numbness I had in my one hand took about...

The mild numbness I had in my one hand took about a year to fully abate (it was never that bothersome). The pain and the loss of strength in my arm was gone immediately after surgery. About 10 years...
Forum: Other topics 05-29-2020, 06:03 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 6,228
Posted By prudent_one
Videographer assistant at a school for the blind....

Videographer assistant at a school for the blind. A friend hooked me up as a part-time gig while I was in school. They would video certain teaching sessions for some reason. Some group classes and...
Forum: FIRE and Money 05-06-2020, 09:16 AM
Replies: 250
Views: 22,579
Posted By prudent_one
Another comment on a common theme. Grew up poor,...

Another comment on a common theme. Grew up poor, my mother was the rare mom who worked. Dad high school dropout due to horrific family life and not infrequently laid off for lack of work. Kids always...
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 05-01-2020, 02:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 485
Posted By prudent_one
We chose to buy gift cards (some from businesses...

We chose to buy gift cards (some from businesses forced to close for the time being but I was able to reach a couple business owners who got it done) and donate to food banks. It's all local and can...
Forum: Stock Picking and Market Strategy 05-01-2020, 02:03 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,745
Posted By prudent_one
Vanguard has served me well for over a decade. I...

Vanguard has served me well for over a decade. I have a little at Fidelity as well, no problems there either. I believe Schwab would have worked fine also. My needs are ultra-simple. The website...
Forum: Life after FIRE 04-29-2020, 04:13 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 6,811
Posted By prudent_one
The common themes in this topic point out that...

The common themes in this topic point out that there is no magic to management. Many jump on the trend du jour because you can't get blamed when you try the thing that McKinsey and the other top...
Forum: FIRE and Money 04-28-2020, 10:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 748
Posted By prudent_one
Yes, they do change file formats, but...

Yes, they do change file formats, but infrequently. But they do a good job of helping people with really old versions still be able to use their data.

The current situation:
People using Quicken...
Forum: Life after FIRE 04-25-2020, 06:10 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 6,811
Posted By prudent_one
The stay-at-home deal did not dissuade my...

The stay-at-home deal did not dissuade my neighbor's company from playing touchy-feely games. Every couple months they have a meeting with all 80 people on his project to go over their workplan and...
Forum: Life after FIRE 04-21-2020, 07:15 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 6,811
Posted By prudent_one
I can see I wasn't one of the only people who...

I can see I wasn't one of the only people who choked back bile when one of these "initiatives" would be deployed. You had to play along until the bloom was off the rose and you could go back to your...
Forum: Other topics 04-17-2020, 01:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,239
Posted By prudent_one
I have a childhood friend who was badly behaved...

I have a childhood friend who was badly behaved when much younger, he now goes by his middle name after moving to a new town. His new friends, neighbors and co-workers can't find his earlier misdeeds...
Forum: Other topics 04-07-2020, 01:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 665
Posted By prudent_one
Growing up in an NL city I never got to see him...

Growing up in an NL city I never got to see him play but I knew of him from faithfully reading the Sporting News each week. Anyone who made 18 All-Star teams and plays 22 seasons with a .297 career...
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 03-24-2020, 09:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 422
Posted By prudent_one
COVID news of the day?

COVID news of the day?
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