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Forum: Other topics 04-19-2021, 09:51 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 4,303
Posted By Rustic23
People do weird things trying to demonstrate a...

People do weird things trying to demonstrate a point. I know or at least two incidences where pilots landed in the last 500 ft of a 9,000 foot runway to prove you can stop in just 500 ft. Both ran...
Forum: Life after FIRE 04-14-2021, 08:08 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,207
Posted By Rustic23
I purchased a 21 inch corded mower from Lowe's....

I purchased a 21 inch corded mower from Lowe's. $79. We have a small court yard that I mow. A cordless would be nice but for $200 I can put up with the cord 10 or 15 times a year.
Forum: Other topics 03-26-2021, 04:38 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 8,301
Posted By Rustic23
Yes, short end of a merger. In most mergerthere...

Yes, short end of a merger. In most mergerthere is a dominant party, my bank was not. I really didnít mind it, and saw it coming. Got almost a years severance, got to move back home to Texas from...
Forum: FIRE and Money 03-23-2021, 04:16 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,111
Posted By Rustic23
We just finished a project. Cost just north of...

We just finished a project. Cost just north of $12,000, and we are committing about $500 a year to maintain it. General clean up for 1/2 acre lot, 100 plants, two flagstone and gravel walkways, two...
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 03-22-2021, 08:57 AM
Replies: 282
Views: 17,076
Posted By Rustic23
After the second shot I could no longer write...

After the second shot I could no longer write with my right hand, or play the piano. Of course, I never could!:)
Forum: FIRE and Money 03-22-2021, 08:55 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,549
Posted By Rustic23
I was downsized once. Got almost a year's pay,...

I was downsized once. Got almost a year's pay, and two retirement accounts. The grandfathered both merged companies retirement plans. I saw no reason to file. The company was more that fair with...
Forum: FIRE and Money 03-09-2021, 05:03 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,563
Posted By Rustic23
Retired in 2005. Within 1 percent of forecast...

Retired in 2005. Within 1 percent of forecast net worth. I am convinced it is due more to luck than skill! Spending dead on, inflation lower, return on investments lower. My spreadsheet was a...
Forum: Other topics 02-06-2021, 02:27 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,225
Posted By Rustic23
OP's original questions: How inflationary do...

OP's original questions:
How inflationary do you think the next few years will be?
Will we have a debt deflationary contraction to return to the norm?

I believe inflation is coming, or is here...
Forum: Technology, Media & e-Gadgets 02-03-2021, 09:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 828
Posted By Rustic23
Major Tom, is this essentially a range extender,...

Major Tom, is this essentially a range extender, and/or would a range extender do the same thing? I have a TPLink range extender I can set it up with a different SID.
Forum: FIRE and Money 01-23-2021, 10:15 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,116
Posted By Rustic23
Great year, you withdraw $300,000. How does this...

Great year, you withdraw $300,000. How does this effect MAGI an Taxes?
Forum: Technology, Media & e-Gadgets 01-22-2021, 11:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 828
Posted By Rustic23
Major Tom, how did you connect an external router?

Major Tom, how did you connect an external router?
Forum: FIRE and Money 01-11-2021, 08:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 706
Posted By Rustic23
Thanks all! Especially Big-Papa, great lesson! ...

Thanks all! Especially Big-Papa, great lesson!

Keeping ahead of inflation, and sleeping at night. Kind of a What Me Worry, (remembers MAD comics) is where I am at. When I took this years RMD,...
Forum: FIRE and Money 01-09-2021, 04:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 706
Posted By Rustic23
Seeking Bond ETF education.

Last year I transferred all of our investments to Fidelity. We have pensions, 75% cole'd that cover our expenses double. So the cash in Fidelity is not immediately needed for living. I have broken...
Forum: Other topics 01-07-2021, 09:53 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 6,780
Posted By Rustic23
The comraderies of a Fighter Squadron. It's...

The comraderies of a Fighter Squadron. It's almost you would have to have been there to know it. Brutal competition between pilots that you would literally depend upon for your life. Virtually no...
Forum: FIRE and Money 01-06-2021, 03:43 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,496
Posted By Rustic23
I've posted this before. We have two checking...

I've posted this before. We have two checking accounts, two credit cards, and one debit card. One checking account gets an automatic $200 deposit from the other each month. It is connected to Apple...
Forum: Life after FIRE 01-06-2021, 03:15 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,740
Posted By Rustic23
Nope.......Sometimes it feels like Sunday!

Nope.......Sometimes it feels like Sunday!
Forum: FIRE and Money 01-02-2021, 12:47 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 10,257
Posted By Rustic23
Gave it to relatives that needed it more than us.

Gave it to relatives that needed it more than us.
Forum: Technology, Media & e-Gadgets 01-01-2021, 11:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 828
Posted By Rustic23
Verizon Visible Party Pay - Thoughts?

My son has Verizon Visible. It is your standard pay as your go for everything plan. The novel part is Party Pay. You can have up to four people on a plan, each is billed separately, and all get...
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 01-01-2021, 11:42 AM
Replies: 3,255
Views: 152,986
Posted By Rustic23
Local grocery store pharmacy has the vaccine. We...

Local grocery store pharmacy has the vaccine. We have an appointment of the 11th to get ours. Hoping for the best.
Forum: FIRE and Money 01-01-2021, 11:38 AM
Replies: 281
Views: 17,319
Posted By Rustic23
We got ours, and we gave it to a couple of folks...

We got ours, and we gave it to a couple of folks that needed it more than we do.
Forum: FIRE and Money 12-25-2020, 10:07 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,334
Posted By Rustic23
When I retired I was 90% sure I had all basis...

When I retired I was 90% sure I had all basis covered except Hyper Inflation. I am 99.999% sure I have all basis covered except Hyper Inflation. As you can see Hyper Inflation is my cliff. We all...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 12-18-2020, 05:36 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 11,355
Posted By Rustic23
if I weren't happier, I'd be working! I agree...

if I weren't happier, I'd be working! I agree with what have said or replied, One dumb question!
Forum: Life after FIRE 12-15-2020, 12:45 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 11,716
Posted By Rustic23
ReWahoo! We retired on the same day! and they...

ReWahoo! We retired on the same day! and they say it's a small world! I bet hundreds of others did also.
Forum: Technology, Media & e-Gadgets 12-15-2020, 12:32 PM
Replies: 3,734
Views: 263,557
Posted By Rustic23
Google is sending me a new Chromecast. I didn't...

Google is sending me a new Chromecast. I didn't ask for it, just because "I was a good customer". I think you had to have been a subscriber with no brakes in service singe Feb 2018. Seeing that...
Forum: Technology, Media & e-Gadgets 12-10-2020, 09:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 569
Posted By Rustic23
A couple of weeks before Apple made their...

A couple of weeks before Apple made their announcement, WYZE announced their 'over the ear, noise canceling headphones'. $50! I can tell you which one I am going for.
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