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Forum: FIRE and Money 06-01-2012, 12:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,298
Posted By Achiever51
Continuing as before is likely a roll of the...

Continuing as before is likely a roll of the dice. Should GM decide to drop its current pension plan entirely, would those choosing option 1 now be at the mercy of the PBGC?
Forum: FIRE and Money 06-01-2012, 12:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,401
Posted By Achiever51
This just came across the news wire: General...

This just came across the news wire:

General Motors Co. today announced that it will provide select U.S. salaried
retirees a lump-sum payment offer and other retirees with a continued monthly ...
Forum: Young Dreamers 03-21-2012, 10:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,641
Posted By Achiever51
I would think any option would be preferable to...

I would think any option would be preferable to the Mom and Dad route. Oh my.
Forum: Other topics 12-22-2011, 01:36 PM
Replies: 452
Views: 59,468
Posted By Achiever51
Marathoner, You've been hammered with a lot of...

Marathoner,
You've been hammered with a lot of stuff all at one time, and it's going to take time to absorb it before you can deal with it in a unemotional way. The forum posters here have provided...
Forum: Other topics 12-21-2011, 02:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,137
Posted By Achiever51
I handled the paperwork for a property my parents...

I handled the paperwork for a property my parents sold on land contract and for the 15 years of the contract, every year I would update the amortization schedule and send a letter to the buyers with...
Forum: FIRE and Money 12-13-2011, 06:33 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 23,332
Posted By Achiever51
According to VG,, my IRR thru 11/30/11 is +6.2%....

According to VG,, my IRR thru 11/30/11 is +6.2%. Haven't taken any withdrawals this year, nor added any "new" money beyond reinvesting of capital gains/dividends.

No complaints given the roller...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 12-07-2011, 08:20 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,931
Posted By Achiever51
Yes, please do! The amazing folks who helped my...

Yes, please do! The amazing folks who helped my DH were greatly assisted by the fire department dispatcher who stayed on the phone & encouraged them to keep time of the CPR to the BeeGee's song...
Forum: Other topics 12-06-2011, 08:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,315
Posted By Achiever51
Absolutely agree. My father wanted to stay in...

Absolutely agree. My father wanted to stay in his home after his terminal diagnosis and my brother and I agreed to be there for him as long as we could care for him. We got hospice involved early on...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 12-06-2011, 08:03 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,931
Posted By Achiever51
Knowing that the survivability of a cardiac...

Knowing that the survivability of a cardiac arrest outside of a hospital is <2%, you should feel good that you tried, no matter what the outcome.

In January, my DH suffered a sudden cardiac arrest...
Forum: Other topics 11-15-2011, 03:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,148
Posted By Achiever51
I learned something from this. Thank you for...

I learned something from this. Thank you for posting.

Now I understand why my DD can Google the same word(s) that I do and get different results!
Forum: Other topics 11-15-2011, 02:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,068
Posted By Achiever51
When I was at MegaCorp, I had a long-term...

When I was at MegaCorp, I had a long-term contract employee for administrative duties. While I was on a business trip, he left me a voice mail message of his resignation. About a week or so after he...
Forum: Other topics 10-20-2011, 07:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,043
Posted By Achiever51
Interesting thread as DD just called and told me...

Interesting thread as DD just called and told me her debit card has been compromised. She learned of it when she got an alert of a several hundred dollar transaction at a store in California - she...
Forum: Other topics 10-20-2011, 10:01 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,475
Posted By Achiever51
This is unbelieveably tragic. Those animals are...

This is unbelieveably tragic. Those animals are majestic, but definitely do not belong in private, unregulated "zoos." It is just fortunate that no people were harmed in this disaster, but horrible...
Forum: Forum Admin 10-20-2011, 09:48 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,891
Posted By Achiever51
:rofl::rofl::rofl: Bahahahahaha! And put me...

:rofl::rofl::rofl: Bahahahahaha!
And put me down as another oldie who learned how to type on a MANUAL typewriter. I will never adjust to the one space after a period...muscle memory is permanently...
Forum: Other topics 10-19-2011, 05:19 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,860
Posted By Achiever51
I think this "holiday" started here in...

I think this "holiday" started here in Michigan...as a way to sell more candy. When DD went to school out west and mentioned the day to a new roommate, her reply was: "I didn't know you were...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 10-06-2011, 08:21 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,344
Posted By Achiever51
a tweet I just read on my iPad: iSad. ...

a tweet I just read on my iPad:

iSad.

R.I.P. Steve.
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 10-05-2011, 02:17 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 13,425
Posted By Achiever51
Having experienced more than my fair share of...

Having experienced more than my fair share of crowns, implants, root canals, braces and bite guards, I finally learned how to endure the feared impression-taking without gagging. Ask the technician...
Forum: Hi, I am... 09-26-2011, 05:34 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,819
Posted By Achiever51
It is difficult to respond to your concerns...

It is difficult to respond to your concerns without more detail. Are the funds in an IRA, a 401(k), an annuity, ?? Does your Mom have other sources of income beyond the $1,000 she makes monthly? I...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 09-22-2011, 11:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,607
Posted By Achiever51
My DD had a severely deviated septum, probably...

My DD had a severely deviated septum, probably caused when she was thrown from a horse & broke her nose. In her case, the septum essentially closed off one side of her nose (ie, she was only...
Forum: Other topics 08-18-2011, 07:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,385
Posted By Achiever51
"The Summer of '42" Just a beautiful story with...

"The Summer of '42"
Just a beautiful story with a gorgeous score by Michel LeGrand.
Forum: Other topics 08-16-2011, 09:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,270
Posted By Achiever51
Mazel tov! Great happiness to you all!

Mazel tov! Great happiness to you all!
Forum: FIRE and Money 08-10-2011, 09:13 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,091
Posted By Achiever51
I've been thinking about rebalancing to move some...

I've been thinking about rebalancing to move some profits into my MM and to get back to my comfort zone .

The recent market whipsaw took care of the profits...and magically brought my AA back into...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 08-10-2011, 08:56 AM
Replies: 387
Views: 29,714
Posted By Achiever51
Agree with RIT's suggestion. Sounds like Team...

Agree with RIT's suggestion.
Sounds like Team SG is top flight. But remember, it's very easy to get overwhelmed with information and decisions. Try to take one step at a time...I know it's not...
Forum: Hi, I am... 08-09-2011, 09:19 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 11,057
Posted By Achiever51
Ditto to the comments on the other question. I...

Ditto to the comments on the other question. I was surprised that successful law partners making mega bucks were as ignorant of personal finance as I was, i.e. "didn't know what they were doing.".
...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 08-01-2011, 07:25 PM
Replies: 387
Views: 29,714
Posted By Achiever51
So sorry to hear of your diagnosis, and am...

So sorry to hear of your diagnosis, and am sending you a big hug. Feel it?
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