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Forum: Health and Early Retirement 07-21-2020, 05:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 468
Posted By Clone
Here is another deal...

Here is another deal (https://www.onetouch.com/offers), if you like the One Touch brand. I had used a predecessor about 6 years ago.

I am thinking about doing some more monitoring, because my...
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 07-15-2020, 06:04 PM
Replies: 694
Views: 42,433
Posted By Clone
I did not mean any ill intent or implication....

I did not mean any ill intent or implication. Maybe eventually I will just learn to completely sterilize (and then discard) my comments.

I am commenting more on the news cycle and the demand for...
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 07-15-2020, 02:12 PM
Replies: 694
Views: 42,433
Posted By Clone
Have you considered a career as a politician? Or...

Have you considered a career as a politician? Or perhaps a product spokesman?

We would all like to have definitive answers to many questions, and solutions to many of these problems....
Forum: Technology, Media & e-Gadgets 07-14-2020, 09:17 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,761
Posted By Clone
We put in a Clearstream 2Max at our winter place....

We put in a Clearstream 2Max at our winter place. It worked very well. We did put it on the roof. I think this just got a good review in Consumer Reports.

We picked it up on clearance at Lowes,...
Forum: Other topics 07-14-2020, 06:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 888
Posted By Clone
My son has had Corgis. They get pieces of carrots...

My son has had Corgis. They get pieces of carrots for treats. And they love them!

Years ago, he had a friend of his watching his dog. He got a phone call where the person said "Your dog is...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 07-12-2020, 10:09 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,829
Posted By Clone
Megacorp has always had a relationship with AON...

Megacorp has always had a relationship with AON for medicare recommendations. I suspect they are like any of the other medicare counselor companies where they get some type of commission for signing...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 07-12-2020, 09:50 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,829
Posted By Clone
We have started looking at plans as well. Here is...

We have started looking at plans as well. Here is a website (https://shiip.iowa.gov/)put out by the State of Iowa that discusses what all is involved. It has a lot of good information, and is not a...
Forum: FIRE and Money 07-11-2020, 10:18 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,769
Posted By Clone
We currently have an SUV and a pickup. Both are...

We currently have an SUV and a pickup. Both are relatively new, and in recent years the number of miles we drive each year have dropped significantly. But the distribution is certainly bi-modal. We...
Forum: FIRE and Money 07-08-2020, 09:38 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,003
Posted By Clone
That, apparently, only I understand the exact...

That, apparently, only I understand the exact perfect scheme for claiming social security.

Qualification: For myself.
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 07-08-2020, 09:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 816
Posted By Clone
And semantics matter. We follow a couple states....

And semantics matter. We follow a couple states. One in particular, always took a hit because it was not mandated that the schools be closed. Yet- all of the colleges shut down mid -March, and K-12...
Forum: Other topics 07-06-2020, 08:40 PM
Replies: 716
Views: 32,553
Posted By Clone
Leave the sun visors down? That is what they did...

Leave the sun visors down? That is what they did at a local water park.
Forum: Other topics 07-06-2020, 07:23 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 3,651
Posted By Clone
I put a roll up cover on mine. I just haul things...

I put a roll up cover on mine. I just haul things too frequently where the top needs to be open. Or where I need to get up in there to load stuff or find stuff. It does flop a bit when going fast...
Forum: Other topics 07-06-2020, 05:42 PM
Replies: 716
Views: 32,553
Posted By Clone
It seems to me that having a band of demons join...

It seems to me that having a band of demons join in would be a disqualifying act in a fiddlin' contest.
Forum: Life after FIRE 07-05-2020, 02:54 PM
Replies: 2,389
Views: 176,107
Posted By Clone
Repaired a rock chip on the windshield of the...

Repaired a rock chip on the windshield of the SUV. Used the Rain-X repair kit from Amazon. Very pleased with the results. There is enough resin for several more repairs, so I will definitely take it...
Forum: FIRE and Money 07-05-2020, 11:53 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,203
Posted By Clone
Just shooting from the hip here- but depending on...

Just shooting from the hip here- but depending on your tax status, and if you make charitable deductions, you could open a DAF and get a deduction for that. Also, if you have made any IRA withdrawals...
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 07-05-2020, 11:25 AM
Replies: 1,910
Views: 111,041
Posted By Clone
Regarding the demographics and activities- my...

Regarding the demographics and activities- my opinion-

If the younger folks want to socialize and spread among themselves, so long as they do not intrude on my space, then it does not bother me....
Forum: Other topics 07-05-2020, 05:52 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,992
Posted By Clone
My DW turned on the closed captioning. There are...

My DW turned on the closed captioning. There are some very funny side comments that were difficult to understand in the music. I liked the mechanical design of the rotating stage. In particular, the...
Forum: Other topics 07-04-2020, 07:45 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,992
Posted By Clone
We watched it this afternoon, and thought it was...

We watched it this afternoon, and thought it was quite well done. I came away with a bit of respect for the founding fathers, given that it is portrayed as a lot of conflict among many who were...
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 07-04-2020, 06:51 PM
Replies: 1,910
Views: 111,041
Posted By Clone
I am not sure what to even trust anymore as far...

I am not sure what to even trust anymore as far as data and charts. Is there a somewhat universally accepted source of data?

Now to the quoted text: When I look at some of the data for NY, it...
Forum: FIRE and Money 07-01-2020, 08:56 AM
Replies: 825
Views: 60,078
Posted By Clone
+3.9%. I am very much OK with that for what all...

+3.9%. I am very much OK with that for what all has gone on. Not sure where to go from here.
Forum: FIRE and Money 06-27-2020, 04:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,336
Posted By Clone
Thank you for sharing your formal training- I...

Thank you for sharing your formal training- I went to YouTube to find a relevant snippet from the South Harmon Institute of Technology, it was a movie a few years ago. Followed that down a rabbit...
Forum: FIRE and Money 06-26-2020, 07:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 573
Posted By Clone
Out of Firefox I just use the Open menu (three...

Out of Firefox I just use the Open menu (three lines at the upper RH corner of the screen) and select PRINT. I set it to something like 85%. It is not perfect, and I lose a bit of the fine print off...
Forum: Stock Picking and Market Strategy 06-23-2020, 05:29 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,338
Posted By Clone
I have 95% of my HSA in FBGRX (Blue Chip Growth...

I have 95% of my HSA in FBGRX (Blue Chip Growth Fund). It was a toss-up between that or FZROX. Over all of the investment accounts I try to maintain about a 50/50 between a growth fund and a market...
Forum: Life after FIRE 06-17-2020, 12:21 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 7,865
Posted By Clone
If you love what you do, you'll never work a day...

If you love what you do, you'll never work a day in your life!

Worked 35 years for MegaCorp, then 6 years in academia. So a total of 35 years!
Forum: FIRECalc support 06-15-2020, 07:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 585
Posted By Clone
What I am seeing is that there is considerable...

What I am seeing is that there is considerable difference in the results, and they should either be neutral or negative. It could be that is completely ignoring the contribution of those revenue...
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