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Forum: FIRE and Money 04-21-2021, 11:00 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 3,385
Posted By Buckeye
A 3/2 in our average little Central FL...

A 3/2 in our average little Central FL neighborhood just sold for $184 per square foot, if it sold for asking price. It was on the market for 10 days. It was rehabbed and flipped in Dec 2016. No pool...
Forum: Other topics 04-16-2021, 04:38 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,392
Posted By Buckeye
And since it's FL, if you hire a random someone...

And since it's FL, if you hire a random someone to pack and clean, assume the job will be done poorly or not at all. They will be late, reschedule the appointment, or not show up at all. Glad you are...
Forum: Travel Information 04-15-2021, 10:52 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 898
Posted By Buckeye
I always use Costco Travel to rent a car so I...

I always use Costco Travel to rent a car so I always rent separate from my other reservations. When I shop, they are always the lowest price and they add a second driver for free. Their prices are...
Forum: Other topics 04-15-2021, 10:48 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,295
Posted By Buckeye
I recommend Harry Markopolos' book, "No One Would...

I recommend Harry Markopolos' book, "No One Would Listen" which is the story of how Harry tried to warn the world about Madoff years before his Ponzi scheme collapsed.

It's a great read but it...
Forum: Technology, Media & e-Gadgets 03-08-2021, 05:54 PM
Replies: 405
Views: 21,538
Posted By Buckeye
For those needing a VOIP phone, the OOMA's are on...

For those needing a VOIP phone, the OOMA's are on sale at Costco.com. Looks like anyone might be able to buy them as it does not say "Member Only" item.
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Forum: Technology, Media & e-Gadgets 03-05-2021, 01:54 AM
Replies: 405
Views: 21,538
Posted By Buckeye
Keep checking on T-Mobile internet availability....

Keep checking on T-Mobile internet availability. Put a monthly reminder in your phone. Personally, I would be checking weekly! I was initially told the same thing and then was pleasantly surprised it...
Forum: Technology, Media & e-Gadgets 03-05-2021, 01:43 AM
Replies: 405
Views: 21,538
Posted By Buckeye
I've had my T-Mobile internet for about 2 months...

I've had my T-Mobile internet for about 2 months and it's working fine. Initially, the gateway was doing some weird stuff (resetting band names and passwords back to original) when the router was...
Forum: Technology, Media & e-Gadgets 03-05-2021, 01:22 AM
Replies: 405
Views: 21,538
Posted By Buckeye
On YTTV, I started watching a show (that I've put...

On YTTV, I started watching a show (that I've put on my cloud DVR list) about 15-20 minutes after it has started so I can fast forward through the commercials.

It's hard when I'm watching Locast...
Forum: Technology, Media & e-Gadgets 03-03-2021, 10:47 PM
Replies: 405
Views: 21,538
Posted By Buckeye
Go big and order T-Mobile internet (internet over...

Go big and order T-Mobile internet (internet over cell signal) too! Or maybe your cable provider is not your internet provider. I am very happy to be sending $0 to Spectrum every month after...
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 03-03-2021, 10:26 PM
Replies: 771
Views: 47,696
Posted By Buckeye
Variants are why, having received my 2nd vaccine...

Variants are why, having received my 2nd vaccine a month ago, I still social distance and wear a mask. I'l be masking and distancing until our state case numbers go to nil.

I saw a headline that...
Forum: Life after FIRE 03-03-2021, 10:21 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 7,240
Posted By Buckeye
I recommend walking the neighborhood at morning...

I recommend walking the neighborhood at morning rush hour and evening rush hour (although they might be diminished right now) and during morning school bus pick-ups. Is the school bus pick-up at the...
Forum: Other topics 03-03-2021, 05:51 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,659
Posted By Buckeye
I've purchased ones like this from Costco to...

I've purchased ones like this from Costco to bring to the classroom when I did long term sub jobs. The mechanical sharpeners attached to the wall are the best but I could never count on the one in...
Forum: Hi, I am... 02-28-2021, 11:14 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 7,487
Posted By Buckeye
Given your health history, I think you should...

Given your health history, I think you should encourage your wife to retire immediately while giving her the option to keep working, if that's her choice. Tomorrow is not guaranteed. Of course we...
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 02-27-2021, 07:28 PM
Replies: 771
Views: 47,696
Posted By Buckeye
We were in some very tightly packed bars in NOLA...

We were in some very tightly packed bars in NOLA in January 2020. There were lots of people packed together in the street but it was also packed in the little bars/music venues along Bourbon Street...
Forum: Technology, Media & e-Gadgets 02-21-2021, 07:46 PM
Replies: 405
Views: 21,538
Posted By Buckeye
We switched to T-Mobile internet about 6 weeks...

We switched to T-Mobile internet about 6 weeks ago for $50 per month. Spectrum had raised their price to $74.99. I just checked the speed with speedtest.net and it was 67 Mpbs download/42 Mbps...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 02-20-2021, 03:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 911
Posted By Buckeye
I paid $1100 for a root canal back in 2001 when I...

I paid $1100 for a root canal back in 2001 when I had to pay rack rate between jobs.
Forum: FIRE and Money 02-20-2021, 11:49 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,320
Posted By Buckeye
I think this is good advice for the OP because...

I think this is good advice for the OP because this is exactly what happened. The second distribution really was a rollover (distributed but then redeposited within the required time frame) so that's...
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 02-12-2021, 08:47 PM
Replies: 771
Views: 47,696
Posted By Buckeye
An ASTM Level 3 mask that is properly worn...

An ASTM Level 3 mask that is properly worn absolutely protects the wearer. Look at the specs.
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 02-10-2021, 10:07 PM
Replies: 282
Views: 17,072
Posted By Buckeye
Same for me regarding the arm after the 2nd shot....

Same for me regarding the arm after the 2nd shot. Also, a mild headache. Thank you, VA.

I read something that said don't take anything to reduce symptoms because you don't want to reduce the...
Forum: Other topics 02-10-2021, 09:50 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 8,016
Posted By Buckeye
Unless I really need something right away, I...

Unless I really need something right away, I select slower shipping to not tax the system (i.e. the workers).
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 02-02-2021, 10:53 AM
Replies: 282
Views: 17,072
Posted By Buckeye
Just remember you still might be able to spread...

Just remember you still might be able to spread the virus. Since you now shouldn't get sick from COVID, you'll never know if you are carrying it around. Now you really are wearing a mask to protect...
Forum: Life after FIRE 01-28-2021, 11:15 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 12,526
Posted By Buckeye
This movie came out when I was in high school...

This movie came out when I was in high school (1974) and it brings back great memories. It also reminds me how quickly the time passes. Glad I live in a single story home, especially if the next 47...
Forum: FIRE and Money 01-28-2021, 10:41 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,152
Posted By Buckeye
I found the ability to deposit checks by phone to...

I found the ability to deposit checks by phone to be very helpful. I deposited a couple of checks received after my friend passed. No endorsement. I think I just wrote 'for deposit only' in the...
Forum: FIRE and Money 01-28-2021, 09:07 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,152
Posted By Buckeye
I am doing the final tax return for my friend who...

I am doing the final tax return for my friend who died in March (at 99) and TurboTax is giving her the full $1800 tax credit. I found an article on a website that said if you were alive in 2020, you...
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 01-27-2021, 10:22 AM
Replies: 771
Views: 47,696
Posted By Buckeye
We have a friend whose daughter (8 years old) who...

We have a friend whose daughter (8 years old) who got COVID (assuming at school). None of the other family members (mom, dad, 6 year old, 8 month old) ever tested positive. My assumption is the...
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