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Forum: Life after FIRE 04-14-2021, 07:56 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,822
Posted By RAE
DW and I could not live in an urban area, but we...

DW and I could not live in an urban area, but we are not quite true homesteaders either...........something in between, I would say. We have an old house on 4 lots at the edge of a small town. We...
Forum: Travel Information 04-14-2021, 07:27 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 4,963
Posted By RAE
I disagree. We don't even know if there were...

I disagree. We don't even know if there were internal cameras.........what I have read so far makes me think there were none. The host may have overreacted a bit to the OP's blocking of the...
Forum: Travel Information 04-14-2021, 07:22 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 4,963
Posted By RAE
Yes, I think I agree with this conclusion, after...

Yes, I think I agree with this conclusion, after reading through all the posts and trying to understand what happened. I doubt that the owner of the property had internal cameras, but your blocking...
Forum: Travel Information 04-14-2021, 07:06 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 4,963
Posted By RAE
Yes, same here. We are AirBnB hosts, and we do...

Yes, same here. We are AirBnB hosts, and we do NOT monitor our external cameras much at all, unless our property manager reports some kind of problem. I don't think the OP's experience is typical...
Forum: Travel Information 04-14-2021, 06:58 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 4,963
Posted By RAE
+1, I agree. DW and I rent out our Florida home...

+1, I agree. DW and I rent out our Florida home on AirBnB for part of the year, and we also have outside security cameras (we have 4). We disclose the external cameras in our AirBnB property...
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 04-12-2021, 04:13 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 10,055
Posted By RAE
Well, some people would argue that the risks of...

Well, some people would argue that the risks of these vaccines are not "well known", at least not yet. Remember, all of the vaccines approved so far have only been given "emergency use...
Forum: Other topics 04-12-2021, 02:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 854
Posted By RAE
When we got multiple offers on a house we were...

When we got multiple offers on a house we were selling last year, we went back to the Top 3 and basically told them that there were multiple offers on the house, and so we needed to now see their...
Forum: FIRE and Money 04-12-2021, 02:34 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,732
Posted By RAE
+1000. Personally, I would not even consider...

+1000. Personally, I would not even consider renting the house and being a landlord at this time, because of the moratorium on evictions. Just too much of a risk. Also, renting a home without...
Forum: Life after FIRE 03-30-2021, 08:27 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,199
Posted By RAE
Winters in Florida are great. ...

Winters in Florida are great. Summers.............no thanks. I don't do well in heat and humidity, so if I had to spend a summer here, I would probably spend way too much time inside, with the A/C...
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 03-29-2021, 11:38 AM
Replies: 220
Views: 10,055
Posted By RAE
I don't want to get into a debate about vaccines,...

I don't want to get into a debate about vaccines, but I don't think it is that simple. Yes, some people who get the virus get very sick, and may have long-term effects, but those people are still in...
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 03-29-2021, 11:24 AM
Replies: 220
Views: 10,055
Posted By RAE
There are lots of different reasons why some...

There are lots of different reasons why some people do not want the vaccine. I don't make any judgments about it..........each of us has to decide for ourselves if we want it or not, based on our...
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 03-29-2021, 11:17 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,122
Posted By RAE
The results would be pretty meaningless. First,...

The results would be pretty meaningless. First, the test is not all that reliable. Second, antibodies fade with time, so just because you get a negative result on an antibody test, does not mean...
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 03-28-2021, 04:52 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 10,055
Posted By RAE
Based on the studies I've seen (that looked at...

Based on the studies I've seen (that looked at whether those infected with COVID had any degree of durable immunity against being infected again), I think your estimate of 25% is way too low. You...
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 03-28-2021, 04:37 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 10,055
Posted By RAE
Actually, from what I have read, after you become...

Actually, from what I have read, after you become infected with COVID, you do typically have the antibodies for a while, but not all that long (maybe 3-4 months). But that is misleading, because the...
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 03-28-2021, 04:28 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 10,055
Posted By RAE
Personally, I do believe that there are LOTS of...

Personally, I do believe that there are LOTS of people out there who have had COVID, but were never diagnosed, for whatever reason (I include myself in that group). We will never know for sure how...
Forum: FIRE and Money 03-22-2021, 02:11 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 11,041
Posted By RAE
Thanks - I did call my bank this morning, and...

Thanks - I did call my bank this morning, and told them about the wrong account number on the stimulus direct deposit that was supposed to go to my account. Someone in their ACH dept. was able to...
Forum: FIRE and Money 03-20-2021, 05:24 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 11,041
Posted By RAE
OK, thanks for the information. Now that you...

OK, thanks for the information. Now that you mention it, I do remember reading something about this. We use TaxAct for our taxes, and have done so for several years. Our bank account number has...
Forum: Other topics 03-20-2021, 10:54 AM
Replies: 328
Views: 12,858
Posted By RAE
I drink a fair amount of craft beer. I only buy...

I drink a fair amount of craft beer. I only buy craft beers from independent brewers.........I won't buy anything from InBev. I started out drinking various styles of beer (pilsners, brown ales,...
Forum: Life after FIRE 03-20-2021, 10:38 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 6,813
Posted By RAE
Right. And the stretch north of Tampa (for maybe...

Right. And the stretch north of Tampa (for maybe 70-90 miles or so) has had fewer hurricanes historically than many other parts Florida, also. That's not to say it won't happen, but the risk seems...
Forum: FIRE and Money 03-20-2021, 09:47 AM
Replies: 196
Views: 11,041
Posted By RAE
Well, the good news for me is that "get my...

Well, the good news for me is that "get my payment" finally shows our third stimulus check as being scheduled for direct deposit on 3/24. The BAD news is that the bank account number they show is...
Forum: FIRE and Money 03-19-2021, 12:15 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 11,041
Posted By RAE
Yes, I'm sure that's true, but I never got the...

Yes, I'm sure that's true, but I never got the second one either, so it seems to me that IRS has a problem finding my direct deposit information, for whatever reason. You would think that after...
Forum: FIRE and Money 03-19-2021, 09:15 AM
Replies: 196
Views: 11,041
Posted By RAE
exact same thing with me........

exact same thing with me........
Forum: FIRE and Money 03-19-2021, 09:13 AM
Replies: 196
Views: 11,041
Posted By RAE
Well, that's lovely. So, because of some IRS...

Well, that's lovely. So, because of some IRS screw-up, I may have to wait another FULL YEAR to get the third stimulus payment? Unbelievable. Good thing I don't really need the money to pay my...
Forum: FIRE and Money 03-18-2021, 07:23 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,071
Posted By RAE
I am considering switching from TaxAct to Taxhawk...

I am considering switching from TaxAct to Taxhawk also, but I have a couple questions:
1) my wife is self-employed (online work for a software company) - can it handle that kind of thing?
2) we...
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 03-16-2021, 07:35 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,508
Posted By RAE
I'm not surprised that Ivermectin is not being...

I'm not surprised that Ivermectin is not being talked about more as a COVID treatment. It's all about money, as you said. And you can say the same thing about Vitamin D (and maintaining adequate...
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