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Forum: FIRE and Money 07-11-2014, 07:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,196
Posted By kyounge1956
The original of my will usually lives in my safe...

The original of my will usually lives in my safe deposit box, and my older brother, who is also my executor and holds my health care POA (he is a doctor) is also a signatory on the box. I keep the...
Forum: Other topics 06-17-2014, 02:23 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 16,203
Posted By kyounge1956
Back when I was considering building a house with...

Back when I was considering building a house with my own hands as a post-retirement project, I looked into the Earthship building method, and bought and read one of the books, I think probably the...
Forum: Other topics 05-19-2014, 11:02 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 8,252
Posted By kyounge1956
I've never had a cat with cancer, but I've always...

I've never had a cat with cancer, but I've always had my doubts about whether aggressive treatment, particularly chemotherapy, is ever in the best interest of the cat. Now that I've had chemotherapy...
Forum: FIRE and Money 04-04-2014, 10:13 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,641
Posted By kyounge1956
Must have either been pre patriot act or a bank...

Must have either been pre patriot act or a bank failure, you have to show ID as city of SEA, to open the account now, did he have inside help?[/QUOTE]
Well, he could show ID because he was a city...
Forum: FIRE and Money 04-04-2014, 02:19 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,641
Posted By kyounge1956
You'd think so, but a former co-worker of mine...

You'd think so, but a former co-worker of mine embezzled over a million dollars from the City of Seattle (https://seattletimes.com/html/localnews/2022697458_phansentencedxml.html) by using a method...
Forum: Other topics 04-01-2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,159
Posted By kyounge1956
Very true. Many of the trees on Ancestry are...

Very true. Many of the trees on Ancestry are completely undocumented. "Verify it yourself" is a warning frequently seen on the user forums there.
Forum: Other topics 03-31-2014, 11:02 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,159
Posted By kyounge1956
I've been working a lot recently on putting the...

I've been working a lot recently on putting the results of genealogical research by my parents, younger brother and me into a family tree at Ancestry. I find it a fascinating pursuit. I am still...
Forum: Other topics 03-28-2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,358
Posted By kyounge1956
I hope soon I can find a local service bureau...

I hope soon I can find a local service bureau that will do 3-D printing. I have a beautiful old Parian-ware (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parian_ware) vase that belonged to my grandmother. There's a...
Forum: Other topics 03-25-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,425
Posted By kyounge1956
Just don't forget to program in the Three Laws...

Just don't forget to program in the Three Laws (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Three_Laws_of_Robotics) before turning the robots loose to replicate themselves, write their own programs, etc.
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 03-24-2014, 10:30 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,438
Posted By kyounge1956
A warrior's drink - YouTube...

A warrior's drink - YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LgzbKe6_DN4)
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 03-13-2014, 08:11 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 7,056
Posted By kyounge1956
I also missed the gap of a year-plus between "I...

I also missed the gap of a year-plus between "I will definitely make no plans for surgery anytime soon. " and "Out of the hospital". When I read this thread the day before yesterday I thought you...
Forum: FIRE Related Public Policy 03-11-2014, 10:07 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,717
Posted By kyounge1956
I hope this doesn't go through. Not everyone has...

I hope this doesn't go through. Not everyone has a spouse to leave their IRA toI never married and my mom is a widow. Why should our beneficiaries have to pay more taxes when they inherit than a...
Forum: Other topics 03-01-2014, 12:19 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,907
Posted By kyounge1956
hmmmm....I got a phone call the other day from...

hmmmm....I got a phone call the other day from someone claiming I had registered with their website and now I had a chance to be entered in some sweepstakes or other. I asked where they had gotten my...
Forum: Life after FIRE 02-28-2014, 11:02 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 12,267
Posted By kyounge1956
Would it? They are simply getting the benefit...

Would it? They are simply getting the benefit they qualified for based on their salary and years of service prior to retirement. True, a double-dipper and the employer are no longer putting in their...
Forum: Life after FIRE 02-27-2014, 04:44 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 12,267
Posted By kyounge1956
the "mistaken impression" I meant is the...

the "mistaken impression" I meant is the impression that extremely high pensions, abuses such as spiking, and so on, occur more frequently than they actually do, just as it might be possible that...
Forum: Life after FIRE 02-27-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 12,267
Posted By kyounge1956
I have a hard time getting very upset about...

I have a hard time getting very upset about "double dipping". Plenty of people work after retirement. Why is it worse for them to work for the same employer as before they retired, than for a...
Forum: Life after FIRE 02-27-2014, 03:55 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 12,267
Posted By kyounge1956
What percentage of public employees get to do...

What percentage of public employees get to do this. I would say 1% or less.[/QUOTE]
I don't know if the percentage is as low as 1%, but I'm confident it's lower than many people think. My guess is...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 02-20-2014, 11:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,909
Posted By kyounge1956
Your worry that it could be a very different kind...

Your worry that it could be a very different kind of retirement is perfectly valid. It happened to me. I was diagnosed with breast cancer in March 2012, which was about 15 months before I planned to...
Forum: FIRE and Money 02-15-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,230
Posted By kyounge1956
I missed #15. I've never had to choose a life...

I missed #15. I've never had to choose a life insurance policy, and don't know one kind from another.
Forum: Life after FIRE 02-13-2014, 01:37 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 16,460
Posted By kyounge1956
I am retired from working for city government...

I am retired from working for city government with a partially COLA'd defined benefit pension and 457b plan (defined contribution) which I can access immediately. I also have both Roth and...
Forum: Other topics 02-09-2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 5,620
Views: 365,825
Posted By kyounge1956
I got 3-4" of the white stuff yesterday night...

I got 3-4" of the white stuff yesterday night here in Lacey WA, so I'm stuck in the house for today. There is a 30% chance of more precip today, and depending on whether it falls during the day (with...
Forum: Other topics 01-25-2014, 09:30 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 8,459
Posted By kyounge1956
I have much family history of glaucoma and...

I have much family history of glaucoma and currently use prescription eyedrops to control intra-ocular pressure. I'm not sure if I have actual glaucoma or some sort of precursor condition. If I do...
Forum: Forum Admin 01-25-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,660
Posted By kyounge1956
My login is disappearing too. I have re-booted,...

My login is disappearing too. I have re-booted, cleared my cache and deleted cookies (not necessarily in that order), but my login still gets dropped when I go to a new thread. I can't vote in the...
Forum: Other topics 01-25-2014, 06:23 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 8,459
Posted By kyounge1956
Medical marijuana is legal in my state (WA). I...

Medical marijuana is legal in my state (WA). I have never used pot in the past but would consider adding it to my conventional cancer treatments if appropriate.
I don't know if I will be able to...
Forum: FIRE and Money 12-28-2013, 03:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,861
Posted By kyounge1956
Try Ibbotson's guide to Stocks, Bonds, Bills &...

Try Ibbotson's guide to Stocks, Bonds, Bills & Inflation...
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