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Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 03-26-2020, 08:14 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,077
Posted By HarveyS
If she "stopped going to her job" does she...

If she "stopped going to her job" does she qualify for unemployment? Isn't that a "quit" situation not "laid off"?

And yes, the employer pays. But, it is part of the cost of an employee and...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 03-26-2020, 10:30 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 363
Posted By HarveyS
I used walktracker before I got my iWatch and...

I used walktracker before I got my iWatch and liked it. Seemed to suck down battery, though. Now I use the watch features.
Forum: Stock Picking and Market Strategy 03-26-2020, 10:24 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 915
Posted By HarveyS
Don't be so hard on yourself. Just learn the...

Don't be so hard on yourself. Just learn the lesson and don't repeat. Like OldShooter, I also invested in a private placement - oddly, also $50K. And, no surprise here, it went to ZERO.
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 03-24-2020, 02:38 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,131
Posted By HarveyS
Was in my local grocer yesterday about 4pm. TP...

Was in my local grocer yesterday about 4pm. TP right on display as you walked in. Limited to 2 six-packs. All meat was available, fresh fish, chicken, etc. Not as many meat options as a month...
Forum: Life after FIRE 03-23-2020, 05:43 PM
Replies: 3,300
Views: 398,280
Posted By HarveyS
From today's walk

some very nice chalk art on the walking trail
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 03-23-2020, 10:53 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 4,968
Posted By HarveyS
Here in Illinois skilled trades (plumbers,...

Here in Illinois skilled trades (plumbers, electricians) are defined as essential and can work thru the shut-down. If possible where you are, call a local skilled tradesperson and hire them. I'm...
Forum: Other topics 03-19-2020, 05:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 526
Posted By HarveyS
I suppose it depends on the tree type. (sorry,...

I suppose it depends on the tree type.
(sorry, I couldn't help myself)
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 03-19-2020, 07:00 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,926
Posted By HarveyS
If there is going to be a giveaway to jump start...

If there is going to be a giveaway to jump start the economy, give it to all. No means testing.

I feel for the gig worker, but maybe this is another case of live for today and don't worry about...
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 03-17-2020, 04:13 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,926
Posted By HarveyS
I saw in the paper that Amazon is hiring 100,000...

I saw in the paper that Amazon is hiring 100,000 folks. Maybe that will help some of the folks out of work in the service industry.
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 03-17-2020, 01:19 PM
Replies: 376
Views: 16,828
Posted By HarveyS
I do not know one person with the virus, or...

I do not know one person with the virus, or anyone with a community contact.
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 03-15-2020, 01:51 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 4,968
Posted By HarveyS
No changes at my home.

No changes at my home.
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 03-15-2020, 07:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 316
Posted By HarveyS
Too early to tell, but good news from Japan as of...

Too early to tell, but good news from Japan as of March 1 in the WSJ:
"TOKYO—If there is a positive impact of the coronavirus epidemic, look for it in Japan, where people are observing better...
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 03-15-2020, 07:20 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 853
Posted By HarveyS
I got one from my local public library last...

I got one from my local public library last Thursday that it was "business as usual". Then went on to describe all the steps they are taking to clean, etc. So, not really "as usual". When I...
Forum: FIRE and Money 03-14-2020, 07:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 407
Posted By HarveyS
Agree you need an umbrella. I have one for about...

Agree you need an umbrella. I have one for about half my NW. But why isn't the rental in an LLC?
Forum: Other topics 03-12-2020, 10:01 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 824
Posted By HarveyS
I'll be harvesting losses by cycling out of...

I'll be harvesting losses by cycling out of funds/individual stocks and into ETFs. Not planning to change the AA though. Holding about 5 yrs worth of expenses in cash.
Forum: FIRE and Money 03-10-2020, 06:18 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,044
Posted By HarveyS
Dividends, as bloom2708 accurately pointed out,...

Dividends, as bloom2708 accurately pointed out, don't always go up or stay the same. The SP500 12 month, real dividend in inflation-adjusted $ (to Jan 2020) dropped from $34.83 paid in 2008 to...
Forum: FIRE and Money 03-02-2020, 09:21 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,194
Posted By HarveyS
OP - I admire your disciplined approach and...

OP - I admire your disciplined approach and willingness to share. I did nothing last week - no selling, no buying.
"Don't just do something, stand there" is my motto in times like these.
Your...
Forum: Young Dreamers 03-01-2020, 02:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 512
Posted By HarveyS
A couple of thoughts... 1. When I lived...

A couple of thoughts...
1. When I lived overseas my commute (driving) was an hour. It's not too bad. Where I live now it is an hour or more to commute downtown (lots of folks do it).
2. Guys I...
Forum: FIRE and Money 02-29-2020, 03:03 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 8,792
Posted By HarveyS
No problem logging in. I no longer have a...

No problem logging in. I no longer have a Flagship rep/picture/phone. A while back I was assigned to the pool. I recall a letter explaining this would be better for me. It is interesting that...
Forum: Other topics 02-22-2020, 07:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 556
Posted By HarveyS
+100 for a land line. DM had both cell and...

+100 for a land line. DM had both cell and landline in her home. Cell was usually in the couch cushions, uncharged. Landline was always on the kitchen table. If hearing is an issue, look for a...
Forum: Other topics 02-21-2020, 08:10 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,731
Posted By HarveyS
There is a company called Oasis Senior Advisors...

There is a company called Oasis Senior Advisors that helps match people with senior homes. The local rep in your area might have suggestions.
My DMIL once worked at the county Office for the Aging....
Forum: Stock Picking and Market Strategy 02-21-2020, 08:00 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,757
Posted By HarveyS
Great advice here so far. My $.02, have her...

Great advice here so far. My $.02, have her think about life insurance on herself if not already in place. Also, document guardianship for the little ones should something tragic happen to her...
Forum: FIRE and Money 02-17-2020, 03:40 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,446
Posted By HarveyS
Like OldShooter, I always have cash with me and...

Like OldShooter, I always have cash with me and usually return with most of it. I don't carry it in my wallet, though. I have a zippered pocket deep in my carry-on where most of the cash and the...
Forum: Stock Picking and Market Strategy 02-12-2020, 07:42 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,680
Posted By HarveyS
+1. OP, Good for you to have a solid savings...

+1.

OP, Good for you to have a solid savings plan! However, I think your current plan indicates you are over-thinking this.
Forum: Hi, I am... 02-10-2020, 07:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,626
Posted By HarveyS
I say you need to look at ivinsfan's comments and...

I say you need to look at ivinsfan's comments and take them to heart. You and your ex may have different visions of college for your kids. And the kids may have different visions. Shoot for the...
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