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Forum: FIRE and Money 01-27-2021, 12:38 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 9,930
Posted By akck
As part of our retirement benefits, we purchased...

As part of our retirement benefits, we purchased LTC group policy for each of us. It has simple inflation protection. We got it to protect the spouse who didn’t need LTC.
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 03-18-2020, 11:57 AM
Replies: 1,550
Views: 80,928
Posted By akck
Iím certain you can call in and have them split...

Iím certain you can call in and have them split the reservation so you can go and cancel hers. This assumes the tickets werenít purchased on a special promotional offer similar to the Alaska Air...
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 03-18-2020, 11:44 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 4,931
Posted By akck
We did our restocking just as the run was...

We did our restocking just as the run was beginning two weeks ago. We were low on tp and paper towels so got our usual and they were in plentiful supply at Costco. I knew we were low on rice and...
Forum: FIRE and Money 02-05-2020, 11:27 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,406
Posted By akck
I appealed once. My basis was that my neighbors...

I appealed once. My basis was that my neighbors property tax assessment went up by 1-2% while mine went up by 5% or something on that scale. Granted, I didn’t use a neighbor down the street whose...
Forum: Other topics 11-20-2019, 11:21 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 5,510
Posted By akck
Since this is an electrical trouble shooting...

Since this is an electrical trouble shooting thread, it might be helpful to know this. I was helping a friend with an outlet not working in the bathroom. I put my induction tester to the hot lead and...
Forum: Travel Information 11-15-2019, 02:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,465
Posted By akck
Check in January. We had the same problem and...

Check in January. We had the same problem and scheduled our appointment in Houston during a trip in February, which wouldíve required a special trip back to the airport. When I checked in January,...
Forum: Travel Information 11-15-2019, 01:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,465
Posted By akck
As I recall, your PASSID is your KTN for...

As I recall, your PASSID is your KTN for PreCheck. You just need to add it to your airline profile and current reservations. Be aware there can be a problem on your existing reservations. When we...
Forum: Life after FIRE 11-15-2019, 01:31 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 15,058
Posted By akck
I had planned to retire at age 60, when my...

I had planned to retire at age 60, when my pension would kick in. This was down from age 67, before I realized what the pension meant for our plan. At age 58, I was willing to work until age 65 or...
Forum: Life after FIRE 11-10-2019, 11:28 AM
Replies: 3,420
Views: 298,846
Posted By akck
Recently, our pellet stove shorted out. All signs...

Recently, our pellet stove shorted out. All signs pointed to a dead circuit board, so that part was ordered. When it arrived, the fuse blew within a second, caused by a shorted igniter. Fortunately,...
Forum: Life after FIRE 11-10-2019, 11:09 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 13,314
Posted By akck
We started retirement with < $500k in savings,...

We started retirement with < $500k in savings, but with pensions, SS and double coverage on health insurance. Initial plan called for us to hit savings hard the first few years, but as the income...
Forum: Other topics 10-09-2019, 03:18 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,413
Posted By akck
I suffered from heel pain over 25 years ago. It...

I suffered from heel pain over 25 years ago. It got so bad that I had to walk on tip toes most all the time. On one business trip, I went into a sporting goods chain and bought a pair of ASICS gel...
Forum: FIRE and Money 06-19-2019, 09:49 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 11,096
Posted By akck
My original plan called for a significantly...

My original plan called for a significantly higher WR in the early years, with it reducing as retirement income streams kicking in (pensions & SS). I believe it averages in the 3-4% over the life of...
Forum: FIRE and Money 06-12-2019, 10:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 543
Posted By akck
I transferred payouts from 3 employers into one...

I transferred payouts from 3 employers into one rollover account. To date, there hasn’t been a need to keep separate track of any of them as they were all treated the same for tax purposes. The...
Forum: Life after FIRE 05-31-2019, 11:20 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,886
Posted By akck
Based on your his medical history, you definitely...

Based on your his medical history, you definitely made the right choice. One thing to think about for his future play in soccer, is that it gets much more competitive as that age. While he can avoid...
Forum: Travel Information 05-28-2019, 08:26 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 5,718
Posted By akck
I have LTE in Juneau and got it intermittently...

I have LTE in Juneau and got it intermittently near other towns. It is on AT&T networks, so your coverage may be less with your service provider. A friend had no coverage at a Village and later found...
Forum: Travel Information 05-26-2019, 10:25 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 5,718
Posted By akck
For the most part, there will be cell/4G+ service...

For the most part, there will be cell/4G+ service (LTE service is available in some locations), as you come into range near cities and villages in Alaska. Free WiFi is available in towns as many...
Forum: Travel Information 05-20-2019, 12:58 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 9,334
Posted By akck
You can’t use your PassID as your KTN until after...

You can’t use your PassID as your KTN until after your interview and you’re accepted into the GE program. My understanding was the number wasn’t put in the system until after your approval. I’d also...
Forum: FIRE and Money 05-10-2019, 01:27 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,603
Posted By akck
They were only paid if the house sold at closing.

They were only paid if the house sold at closing.
Forum: Other topics 05-09-2019, 01:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,345
Posted By akck
We bought an Enviro Mini for our basement about...

We bought an Enviro Mini for our basement about 10 years ago as our main boiler runs on heating oil. On our main floor, we’ve had an old inefficient Franklin wood stove to supplement heating. Last...
Forum: FIRE and Money 05-09-2019, 12:23 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,603
Posted By akck
My son sold a house using a fixed rate broker...

My son sold a house using a fixed rate broker about 2 years ago. He needed to stay on top of everything, calling the broker many time to make sure the broker completed the tasks they were obligated...
Forum: Other topics 04-27-2019, 10:23 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,440
Posted By akck
I think a way to go about it, is to learn a few...

I think a way to go about it, is to learn a few basic recipes and figure out how to adapt. For instance, I have a pizza dough recipe that I use for breadsticks. Also, my pizza sauce was based on a...
Forum: Travel Information 04-15-2019, 10:03 PM
Replies: 774
Views: 69,265
Posted By akck
We enjoyed our local special small ship cruise in...

We enjoyed our local special small ship cruise in SE Alaska last year, so we are going on the cruise again, but in reverse direction, starting in Sitka and ending in Juneau. This time a friend is...
Forum: Life after FIRE 03-17-2019, 12:51 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,363
Posted By akck
A mover used mainly small boxes for packing. He...

A mover used mainly small boxes for packing. He said they were easier to carry and pack tighter than the larger boxes. When my son moved, he got medium and large boxes, thinking less boxes to move....
Forum: Other topics 02-23-2019, 06:57 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,627
Posted By akck
At my oldest son’s house, the kitchen is about...

At my oldest son’s house, the kitchen is about 30-40’ from the main stack. DIL has a habit of running the disposal for a second or two and the immediately shutting the water flow off. I told my son...
Forum: FIRE and Money 02-20-2019, 12:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,141
Posted By akck
I’d guess there would be a look back period where...

I’d guess there would be a look back period where they may be able to collect back taxes, which should limit your liability. However, it’s more likely that the assessment will be from this point...
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