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Forum: Travel Information Yesterday, 12:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 600
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No personal experience, but from watching...

No personal experience, but from watching baseball games on TV it seems that fewer than a quarter of the folks in the Dallas area were masked up at Rangers games. They also allowed full capacity,...
Forum: Other topics 04-14-2021, 08:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 978
Posted By ProspectiveBum
Youíre right, of course. Itís just that NONE of...

Youíre right, of course. Itís just that NONE of their interventions were warranted in our situation. So $475 paid for zero benefit.

I suppose I should consider the $475 tuition for a couple of...
Forum: Other topics 04-14-2021, 07:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 978
Posted By ProspectiveBum
The conversation didn’t go particularly well. ...

The conversation didn’t go particularly well. The owner agreed to drop the price to $475, but no further, based on his “employees’ assessment of the damage”. Ultimately, I agreed to pay the lower...
Forum: Other topics 04-13-2021, 09:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 978
Posted By ProspectiveBum
After not hearing anything for a few days, I...

After not hearing anything for a few days, I thought we were home free. No such luck, they just sent me a bill for $730! I’m hopping mad, especially because I called the company before their guys...
Forum: Other topics 04-13-2021, 07:31 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,584
Posted By ProspectiveBum
I deleted all social media except LinkedIn a...

I deleted all social media except LinkedIn a couple of years ago, and there are both a professional athlete and college professor who share my name (which has a slightly unique spelling). They very...
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 04-11-2021, 02:41 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 16,279
Posted By ProspectiveBum
DW and I got our second Pfizer vaccines Friday...

DW and I got our second Pfizer vaccines Friday afternoon. Last time, my only reaction was a very sore arm for a day. This time was similar, but my arm was less sore. I went on a 7 mile hike the...
Forum: Other topics 04-09-2021, 01:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 978
Posted By ProspectiveBum
Thanks, everyone, I really appreciate all the...

Thanks, everyone, I really appreciate all the feedback. It definitely felt like a "mountain out of a molehill" situation, and I didn't appreciate the scare tactics that they employed on DW. I...
Forum: Other topics 04-08-2021, 09:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 978
Posted By ProspectiveBum
Minor water leak = major remediation?

I'm looking for some input on how you folks would deal with this issue. We had a plumber out today to install a new toilet. He pulled the old one and noted that the wood floor around the flange...
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 03-24-2021, 11:08 AM
Replies: 275
Views: 16,279
Posted By ProspectiveBum
DW and I got our 1st Pfizer shots last week. ...

DW and I got our 1st Pfizer shots last week. Only side-effect for me was a very sore shoulder the next day. DW developed terrible vertigo (which she’s had before, but not for some years). She was...
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 03-08-2021, 11:49 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,266
Posted By ProspectiveBum
Several positives for us: My daughter and I...

Several positives for us:

My daughter and I go to the (outdoor) gym together 4 days a week. One of the benefits of SoCal living - we’ve only been rained out twice in 6 months. The workouts have...
Forum: Life after FIRE 03-04-2021, 04:10 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,654
Posted By ProspectiveBum
Thanks. I definitely agree that theyíre not...

Thanks. I definitely agree that theyíre not similar as metro areas, I just wondered if Phoenix heat was worse. Sounds like as long as thereís a pool in the backyard, itíd be livable (for me,...
Forum: Life after FIRE 03-04-2021, 03:41 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,654
Posted By ProspectiveBum
Has anyone experienced summer in both Palm...

Has anyone experienced summer in both Palm Springs and Tempe or Phoenix? I’m just curious if there’s much difference between the two spots, weather-wise.

I could see being retired in Palm...
Forum: Life after FIRE 03-01-2021, 11:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 569
Posted By ProspectiveBum
I presume you haven’t given final payment yet? ...

I presume you haven’t given final payment yet? That, and threatening to express displeasure on social media (e.g. Yelp) are the 2 levers that companies seem to pay attention to.
Forum: Forum Admin 02-25-2021, 03:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 815
Posted By ProspectiveBum
I mostly use the mobile version of the site, and...

I mostly use the mobile version of the site, and the Thanks button isn’t available in that view. If I login via my desktop computer, I see it.
Forum: Life after FIRE 02-22-2021, 10:35 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,886
Posted By ProspectiveBum
My kids are still school-age, so they join us on...

My kids are still school-age, so they join us on vacations. Once they’re out of the house, though, there’s no way I’d feel obligated to bring them on trips. If there was so much as a whiff of...
Forum: Technology, Media & e-Gadgets 02-11-2021, 03:55 PM
Replies: 2,355
Views: 158,819
Posted By ProspectiveBum
Iím not OP, but it looks like itís called ĎThe...

Iím not OP, but it looks like itís called ĎThe Headí.
Forum: Life after FIRE 02-03-2021, 04:02 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 9,388
Posted By ProspectiveBum
Classic! I assume you had it framed? ;)

Classic! I assume you had it framed? ;)
Forum: FIRE and Money 01-28-2021, 10:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 358
Posted By ProspectiveBum
Doh! :facepalm: Thanks, RE2Boys. Perhaps I...

Doh! :facepalm: Thanks, RE2Boys. Perhaps I misunderstood entirely, but it looks like the kiddie tax was briefly done away with as part of the original 2018 legislation, before being restored for...
Forum: FIRE and Money 01-28-2021, 09:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 358
Posted By ProspectiveBum
Gifting Appreciated Stock to Pay For College?

I have a brokerage account, which I'd been planning to slowly liquidate to fund our kids' future college expenses. Looking into it further, it seems that I could potentially gift the kids...
Forum: Other topics 01-23-2021, 02:18 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 5,160
Posted By ProspectiveBum
Mine came out Neutral (basically no discernible...

Mine came out Neutral (basically no discernible accent), which I think is accurate.
Forum: Other topics 01-21-2021, 12:07 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,520
Posted By ProspectiveBum
I bought a used BMW years ago (2003 540i with a...

I bought a used BMW years ago (2003 540i with a V8 and a manual). Fun to drive, but I didnít care for the comments I got from some friends and co-workers. It cost less than a new Civic, but people...
Forum: Stock Picking and Market Strategy 01-14-2021, 01:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 589
Posted By ProspectiveBum
Purely anecdotal, but the 2 Petco locations in my...

Purely anecdotal, but the 2 Petco locations in my area (one was a typical large Petco store, and the other was one of their smaller Unleashed storefronts) both closed in the last 24 months. This is...
Forum: FIRE and Money 01-04-2021, 01:38 PM
Replies: 281
Views: 17,244
Posted By ProspectiveBum
Stimulus $600

Iím not W2R, but I also received an odd amount (just this morning). Itís because my AGI for 2019 was a bit over the $150K threshold for a MFJ filer to get the full payment, but still low enough to...
Forum: Other topics 12-21-2020, 02:03 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 5,311
Posted By ProspectiveBum
For the previous stimulus check, we decided to...

For the previous stimulus check, we decided to spend the cash on a high-end American-made bike rack. Iíd probably not have blown my own dough, but felt good about injecting the cash back into the...
Forum: Other topics 12-21-2020, 09:34 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 6,147
Posted By ProspectiveBum
I think I’m in the opposite camp. I enjoy getting...

I think I’m in the opposite camp. I enjoy getting newsletter updates. We try (but don’t always succeed) to send one out ever year, though nowhere close to 3 pages. I’ve never felt that my friends’...
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