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Forum: Life after FIRE 06-01-2019, 11:48 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 7,835
Posted By kumquat
My "hometown" is now a farmer's field. When I...

My "hometown" is now a farmer's field. When I grew up (on a farm a couple of miles away) it wasn't a booming place. It has 2 grain elevators, a garage, maybe a dozen houses and a general store. 50...
Forum: FIRE and Money 11-12-2017, 11:26 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,383
Posted By kumquat
Google "stingray cell phone"

Google "stingray cell phone"
Forum: FIRE and Money 10-25-2017, 07:49 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 13,090
Posted By kumquat
I have a similar experience. One VP i reported...

I have a similar experience. One VP i reported to wanted "yes men", I didn't qualify. I remember one day getting supreme sh!t from my VP for saying something he didn't agree with to the CEO. ...
Forum: Other topics 12-31-2012, 01:59 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 10,067
Posted By kumquat
In post #94 you claimed a marginal tax rate of...

In post #94 you claimed a marginal tax rate of 65%. You may be surprised to find that the link quoted says the top marginal rate in 1980 was 60%.

In post #102 you agreed that this...
Forum: Other topics 12-31-2012, 01:31 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,951
Posted By kumquat
I'd contest this one. I'm not sure about most...

I'd contest this one. I'm not sure about most individuals, but some will feel their privacy is their own problem and stick to local storage.

Where the 'cloud' is will matter. Recent changes to...
Forum: Other topics 12-31-2012, 01:05 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,652
Posted By kumquat
Nor I, those ESO that increased almost 20 times...

Nor I, those ESO that increased almost 20 times put me over the "number".



I drove the same old Ford Tempo for the first 15 years of my management status. We did, however, upgrade our house. ...
Forum: Other topics 12-31-2012, 12:13 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 10,067
Posted By kumquat
The point was that you claimed to have paid 2200...

The point was that you claimed to have paid 2200 pounds tax on a 4000 pound income while agreeing that the top marginal tax rate on 4000 pounds of income was 35%.

While I will ignore the lower...
Forum: Other topics 11-21-2012, 02:59 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 10,067
Posted By kumquat
Do doctors have to learn basic arithmetic?

Do doctors have to learn basic arithmetic?
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 11-21-2012, 02:52 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,345
Posted By kumquat
I doubt I have anything intelligent to add to...

I doubt I have anything intelligent to add to this thread but IMHO, if you "lawyer up", (s)he will want about 1/3 of any settlement including one that might have been offered without counsel. Make...
Forum: Young Dreamers 11-20-2012, 10:51 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,827
Posted By kumquat
Why not just save a couple of hundred bucks a...

Why not just save a couple of hundred bucks a hundred years before your birth. The math works.
Forum: Other topics 11-20-2012, 10:01 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,060
Posted By kumquat
First and last will be in the future. Never seen...

First and last will be in the future. Never seen them in a store here.
Forum: FIRE and Money 11-20-2012, 10:00 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 11,105
Posted By kumquat
I'm a torque kinda guy.

I'm a torque kinda guy.
Forum: FIRE and Money 11-20-2012, 09:12 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 11,105
Posted By kumquat
OK, I'll satify the OP's curiosity. My...

OK, I'll satify the OP's curiosity.

My numbers are meaningless. I've been RE for 5 years. In our biggest spending year it was > $500K. That included about $250K in income tax (sold a bunch of...
Forum: Other topics 11-20-2012, 09:01 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,756
Posted By kumquat
Looks like the method we used to sink a sand...

Looks like the method we used to sink a sand point well at my uncle's lake cabin. We had to go down about 30 feet in sand. Started with 10 feet of ABS 3" pipe. Dug and 'screwed' it into the ground...
Forum: FIRE and Money 11-20-2012, 08:17 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,545
Posted By kumquat
My bold. Doing so does mitigate the risk of...

My bold.

Doing so does mitigate the risk of pension underfunding. It does not mitigate the risk of bad returns and all that but it does shift the pension fund management and administration away...
Forum: Other topics 11-18-2012, 11:54 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 10,067
Posted By kumquat
Is this at all accurate...

Is this at all accurate (https://www.irishstatutebook.ie/1980/en/act/pub/0014/sec0008.html#sec8)?
Forum: Other topics 11-18-2012, 09:25 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 10,067
Posted By kumquat
Perhaps kumquat didn't phrase it as well as he...

Perhaps kumquat didn't phrase it as well as he might have. His intent was not to suggest that at 55 the lifetime earning were not equal to subsidies. It was to suggest that it takes a long time to...
Forum: Hi, I am... 11-18-2012, 08:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,125
Posted By kumquat
Which Canadian 'state'...

Which Canadian 'state' (https://www.early-retirement.org/forums/f26/retire-on-100-k-a-year-55929-2.html#post1065520) to you refer to?
Forum: Other topics 11-18-2012, 06:05 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 10,067
Posted By kumquat
No, this thread is about a "moral" obligation. ...

No, this thread is about a "moral" obligation. Obviously there is no such legal obligation



See above for the difference between a legal and moral obligation. This is where your view and mine...
Forum: Other topics 11-17-2012, 12:21 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 10,067
Posted By kumquat
All doctors 'save or extend' some lives. The...

All doctors 'save or extend' some lives. The value the taxpayer got is propotional to what another worthy candidate for med school would have done.

If the cost of her training was spent on...
Forum: Other topics 11-16-2012, 11:15 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,997
Posted By kumquat
https://www.early-retirement.org/forums/f27/favorit...

https://www.early-retirement.org/forums/f27/favorite-holiday-songs-47707.html
Forum: Other topics 11-16-2012, 11:02 PM
Replies: 622
Views: 41,363
Posted By kumquat
You don't have to be smart enough to split the...

You don't have to be smart enough to split the atom to think of at least one.
Forum: Other topics 11-16-2012, 10:55 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 10,067
Posted By kumquat
I can think of one way. If she had to borrow or...

I can think of one way. If she had to borrow or otherwise pay for the training, she'd have to work to pay it back. Simple problem, simple solution.
Forum: Travel Information 11-16-2012, 10:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,540
Posted By kumquat
107 days on a cruise ship? I don't think you...

107 days on a cruise ship? I don't think you could pay me enough. I think I'd follow Khan's advice before I did it.
Forum: Other topics 11-16-2012, 10:49 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,464
Posted By kumquat
Nothing. I did it all a month ago when [-]the...

Nothing. I did it all a month ago when [-]the snow[/-] winter arrived.
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