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Forum: Hi, I am... 03-18-2021, 02:37 PM
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P--l, we met for coffee in Kemang in 2014. I...

P--l, we met for coffee in Kemang in 2014. I expressed some trepidation about being an expat and not knowing what expenses would be after retirement, given the very different spending patterns...
Forum: FIRE and Money 12-11-2020, 08:26 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,638
Posted By scrinch
I had quite a few friends lose their homes to the...

I had quite a few friends lose their homes to the Santa Rosa fires in 2017. A couple of them had fireproof safes at home, and the safes were completely destroyed in the fire. This was a huge regional...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 12-02-2020, 03:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 658
Posted By scrinch
The only options I was given were PRP and steroid...

The only options I was given were PRP and steroid injections, and they were both described as temporary fixes. No long term solution for my issue. The doc did say that very few insurance companies...
Forum: FIRE and Money 12-02-2020, 11:54 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,455
Posted By scrinch
Potential alternative investments to CD's are...

Potential alternative investments to CD's are stocks, bonds, real estate, metals, etc. Bank CD's are perceived to have lower risk of capital loss and more predictable gains than in those other...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 12-02-2020, 11:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 658
Posted By scrinch
I had the same recommendation from my orthopedist...

I had the same recommendation from my orthopedist for my right S-C joint which is arthritic and inoperable...periodic injections of PRP. So far I've cut way back on tennis and have just lived with...
Forum: Life after FIRE 12-02-2020, 11:21 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 10,403
Posted By scrinch
We lived overseas twice during my career, for a...

We lived overseas twice during my career, for a total of nine years. Both times we kept our house in California and rented it out. Both times when we returned we had significant repair/refurbishment...
Forum: FIRE and Money 12-01-2020, 06:14 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,455
Posted By scrinch
Sorry I'm late to the party here. I think in...

Sorry I'm late to the party here. I think in reading the responses by forum members and OP that what we have here is a lack of understanding about what aspect of an annuity you perceive would give...
Forum: Other topics 11-21-2020, 12:20 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,270
Posted By scrinch
A boat building forum, a reel repair forum, a Kia...

A boat building forum, a reel repair forum, a Kia Niro subreddit, and here. Not much posting in any of those this year...too busy with hobbies and w*rk. I haven't been very good saying "No" when the...
Forum: FIRE and Money 11-20-2020, 11:55 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,921
Posted By scrinch
That sounds like a lot! I pay $180 to Verizon for...

That sounds like a lot! I pay $180 to Verizon for 5 unlimited lines, including charges for handsets!
Forum: Other topics 06-03-2020, 12:46 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,335
Posted By scrinch
At 16 I bought myself a lime green 1970 383...

At 16 I bought myself a lime green 1970 383 Plymouth Barracuda with the money I had saved from my job at the local Kinney shoe store. It was sleek, loud, and fast, just like I wanted it. I'd had it...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 09-23-2019, 09:49 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 21,945
Posted By scrinch
Both backpacking trips came off without a hitch,...

Both backpacking trips came off without a hitch, knee-wise. Nearly 100 miles altogether with a 40lb pack. The mosquitoes were bad this year, though!
Forum: Other topics 09-23-2019, 09:42 PM
Replies: 319
Views: 20,824
Posted By scrinch
PG&E has owed us about $50/yr on average at...

PG&E has owed us about $50/yr on average at true-up time for the past 13 yrs for our 3kw solar system. So we've bought a plug-in hybrid vehicle (Kia Niro) to use up some of that electricity/money...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 09-23-2019, 09:34 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 14,985
Posted By scrinch
Congratulations, it sounds like your recovery is...

Congratulations, it sounds like your recovery is right on track. There's that hump that you just got over where you've broken even, and then not far after comes the "wow, I'm much more mobile than I...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 09-19-2019, 12:32 AM
Replies: 218
Views: 14,985
Posted By scrinch
Chuckanut I had my first TKR in October 2016 and...

Chuckanut I had my first TKR in October 2016 and my second on in October 2018. The first took about 11 months until I didn't think about it any more, and the second took about 6 months. This past...
Forum: Other topics 09-19-2019, 12:14 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 11,199
Posted By scrinch
Chuckanut, I'm late to the party, but have...

Chuckanut, I'm late to the party, but have another suggestion if you are still in the car market. I just went through the same search you did, and I'm 6'3", 34 inseam, size 14 feet, with two shiny...
Forum: FIRE and Money 09-18-2019, 01:01 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 6,713
Posted By scrinch
Cumulatively we have inherited about 5% of our...

Cumulatively we have inherited about 5% of our current networth over the past 15 years or so from deceased grandparents and parents. The inheritances haven't had much impact, as we were well on our...
Forum: Life after FIRE 09-17-2019, 02:42 PM
Replies: 3,420
Views: 297,335
Posted By scrinch
After building a fishing boat two winters ago, I...

After building a fishing boat two winters ago, I ended up with a bunch of extra plywood scraps. I decided to use it to build a kitchen box to use when we went car camping. I got out all of our camp...
Forum: Life after FIRE 09-17-2019, 02:14 PM
Replies: 3,420
Views: 297,335
Posted By scrinch
Our 10-yr old elliptical exercise machine started...

Our 10-yr old elliptical exercise machine started smelling smoky-like last spring when I was using it, and then "puff" sent out a bunch of smoke from the flywheel area beneath the front console. I...
Forum: FIRE and Money 05-03-2019, 04:40 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,718
Posted By scrinch
I learned just this lesson in just this way....

I learned just this lesson in just this way. After I spent most of a weekend day wrestling with the 2210, I gave up on the $250 penalty and said "never again."
Forum: FIRE and Money 05-03-2019, 04:33 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,718
Posted By scrinch
+1 I have Fidelity withhold almost all of my...

+1

I have Fidelity withhold almost all of my inherited IRA RMD for state and federal taxes. That's easier than remembering to make estimated quarterly tax payments to the feds and the state.
Forum: Other topics 05-02-2019, 03:16 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,765
Posted By scrinch
I'm guessing that the problem here is with the...

I'm guessing that the problem here is with the pairing rather than the wine itself. This sort of wine gets better marks when paired with fish from a slow-moving acrid swamp rather than a fast-flowing...
Forum: Life after FIRE 05-01-2019, 11:01 PM
Replies: 852
Views: 87,247
Posted By scrinch
Next time I pass through central CA I'll bring...

Next time I pass through central CA I'll bring you some. What town?
Forum: Life after FIRE 05-01-2019, 10:31 PM
Replies: 852
Views: 87,247
Posted By scrinch
We blew a little over $8000 to replace all the...

We blew a little over $8000 to replace all the heating ducts beneath our house after they got infested by rats. We put in AlumaFlex ducts that are supposed to be "almost" rodent-proof. We also...
Forum: FIRE and Money 05-01-2019, 07:59 PM
Replies: 706
Views: 52,599
Posted By scrinch
We're stumbling along at 5.1% return for Q1 2019....

We're stumbling along at 5.1% return for Q1 2019. That doesn't seem like much, but it's about 3 years worth of expenses for us. We're investing at the low-risk end of the spectrum since we've already...
Forum: Travel Information 05-01-2019, 07:38 PM
Replies: 774
Views: 68,764
Posted By scrinch
Going to Columbus, Ohio this weekend for the...

Going to Columbus, Ohio this weekend for the son's graduation (master's). Then at the end of May he and I will head down to the East Cape for a few days of fishing. Later in the summer he will join...
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