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Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area Yesterday, 08:29 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 3,937
Posted By davebarnes
Only when I am robbing it. I am partial to...

Only when I am robbing it.
I am partial to Richard Nixon.
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area Yesterday, 07:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 254
Posted By davebarnes
Fairy Dust. Or Your grandchildren’s...

Fairy Dust.

Or

Your grandchildren’s taxes.
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area Yesterday, 09:26 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,077
Posted By davebarnes
Exactly. Also. We have paid into the insurance...

Exactly.
Also. We have paid into the insurance program for 70+ years.
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 03-25-2020, 03:53 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,187
Posted By davebarnes
#BoomerRemover Oh, is that wrong?

#BoomerRemover
Oh, is that wrong?
Forum: FIRE and Money 03-23-2020, 05:12 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,715
Posted By davebarnes
With SS, pension, and RMDs, we don’t foresee ever...

With SS, pension, and RMDs, we don’t foresee ever being in the 12% bracket.
Forum: FIRE and Money 03-23-2020, 02:35 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,715
Posted By davebarnes
So, how much to convert in this crazy down...

So, how much to convert in this crazy down market?
Convert an amount to stay in the 24% marginal bracket?
Or, convert a larger amount and pay the higher 32% marginal rate?
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 03-23-2020, 12:17 PM
Replies: 995
Views: 43,438
Posted By davebarnes
None. Trains. We were scheduled to travel to...

None. Trains.
We were scheduled to travel to Nice from Genova had had tickets on Thelo. They refunded 100%.
We were scheduled to travel from Nice to Lyon on the TGV and SNCF refunded 100%.

The...
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 03-21-2020, 08:15 PM
Replies: 995
Views: 43,438
Posted By davebarnes
2 Genova (09MAR2020) 6 Nice 10 Lyon

2 Genova (09MAR2020)
6 Nice
10 Lyon
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 03-21-2020, 12:36 PM
Replies: 995
Views: 43,438
Posted By davebarnes
Happy with AirBnB

We are very pleased with AirBnB's actions.
Received 95+% refunds on cancelled reservations in Genova, Nice and Lyon.
The hosts in Genova and Lyon were very agreeable, but Cecilia in Nice was a...
Forum: Other topics 03-19-2020, 06:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 526
Posted By davebarnes
As close as you want. #boomerremover

As close as you want.
#boomerremover
Forum: Stock Picking and Market Strategy 03-19-2020, 09:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 877
Posted By davebarnes
Some people (Bloomberg article) are saying the...

Some people (Bloomberg article) are saying the bottom could be $5.
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 03-16-2020, 03:35 PM
Replies: 995
Views: 43,438
Posted By davebarnes
We could cook and did. We always stay in AirBnBs...

We could cook and did. We always stay in AirBnBs with kitchens. But, for us, dining out while traveling is one of our pleasures. We spend a lot on meals.
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 03-16-2020, 01:17 PM
Replies: 995
Views: 43,438
Posted By davebarnes
Our European (mostly Italia) adventure

Short Version
We are home in Denver in a self-imposed 14-day quarantine.
We are watching events here in the USA with a sense of déjà vu.


Long Version
29FEB2020 (Saturday) - we arrived in...
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 03-09-2020, 10:45 AM
Replies: 995
Views: 43,438
Posted By davebarnes
We are stuck in Varenna. We could take a train to...

We are stuck in Varenna. We could take a train to Milano, but there is no point.
Our AirBnB host has not mentioned charging us, but I do feel we should pay something. Giorgio has been great.
Our...
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 03-08-2020, 03:55 PM
Replies: 995
Views: 43,438
Posted By davebarnes
Life in the Red Zone

We are trapped in Varenna.
If you were picking a place for an extended stay, you would pick Lago Como.
Our AirBnB hosts are great. They refer to the lockdown as the Zona Rossa. We enjoyed a...
Forum: FIRE and Money 03-07-2020, 11:56 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,438
Posted By davebarnes
The pay is not that great. $1000/day is...

The pay is not that great.
$1000/day is $120/hour.
That is OK for contract work, but not great.
My son-in-law is making $140/hr for W2 IT work.
I charged $100/hour as a 1099 before I retired....
Forum: Life after FIRE 03-06-2020, 03:49 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 16,759
Posted By davebarnes
My wife just bought this Bottega Veneta bag. ...

My wife just bought this Bottega Veneta bag.
https://media.yoox.biz/items/45/45494483BW_16_fp.jpg
Forum: Other topics 03-05-2020, 11:39 AM
Replies: 386
Views: 20,205
Posted By davebarnes
Today - 05MAR2020 The penultimate minute at...

Today - 05MAR2020
The penultimate minute at Osteria la Vecchia Lira in Milano.
We had a great lunch. Prosecco and a Lagrein with carpaccio, house spaghetti, dolce, coffee, grappa. Excellent...
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 03-04-2020, 03:40 PM
Replies: 1,088
Views: 60,220
Posted By davebarnes
It is only going to get worse

As we walk around Milano, I can tell you that financial impact is devastating to all sizes of B2C businesses.

All the museums are closed.
Shops are seeing one tourist a day instead of a hundred....
Forum: FIRE and Money 03-02-2020, 10:41 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,483
Posted By davebarnes
Apple Pay (and its competitors) is the way to go....

Apple Pay (and its competitors) is the way to go.
Cards are for old people. Like checks and cash.

We have been in Milano for 3 days.
Have spent zero cash.
I have used my card once for €1.70 at...
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 02-29-2020, 05:00 PM
Replies: 995
Views: 43,438
Posted By davebarnes
In Milano

We arrived in Milano about 11 hours ago
We just had an excellent dinner at Osteria del Corso.
We are happy.
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 02-29-2020, 04:56 PM
Replies: 1,207
Views: 51,754
Posted By davebarnes
Milano

We flew into Linate Milano from Denver (via Heathrow) on Saturday 29FEB2020.
We did a bit more hand washing and surface rubdowns.

The flight from LHR to LIN was at 30% load factor.
The Linate...
Forum: FIRE and Money 02-28-2020, 12:41 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,058
Posted By davebarnes
Long enough to clone the card.

Long enough to clone the card.
Forum: FIRE and Money 02-27-2020, 09:37 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,108
Posted By davebarnes
I file the day after my annual meeting with my...

I file the day after my annual meeting with my tax prep guy. Been going to the same small firm for 40 years.
Forum: Other topics 02-27-2020, 09:08 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 3,834
Posted By davebarnes
Psychology and shrinks

That is not why they check.
In fact, they know that the cost of exit checkers is more than anticipated shrinkage costs.
They do it to make you feel special. A member of the club.
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