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Forum: Other topics 04-04-2015, 06:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,551
Posted By 52andout
The thing that differentiated early retirees from...

The thing that differentiated early retirees from wage slaves is living below your means and learning the basics of investing. Most of the ER delays we have seen have come from investing too much in...
Forum: FIRE Related Public Policy 04-03-2015, 11:20 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 7,146
Posted By 52andout
I obviously am not going to change anyone's...

I obviously am not going to change anyone's preconceived notions of a place they have never visited. But I did want to bring up a very important point. When you retire you have a certain idea in you...
Forum: FIRE Related Public Policy 04-03-2015, 05:10 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 7,146
Posted By 52andout
I live in the Villages. I love it. No matter who...

I live in the Villages. I love it. No matter who your tribe is, you can find people like you. Interested in bike riding? Lots of competitive to friendly groups that ride around. 6,000 people play...
Forum: Other topics 01-11-2014, 04:47 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,984
Posted By 52andout
In many areas of life people hear what they want...

In many areas of life people hear what they want to hear. The big frauds like Madoff had people begging to be let into his scheme. I also love this show, it blows me away.
Forum: FIRE and Money 01-10-2014, 10:31 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 8,858
Posted By 52andout
Our kids left NY so we decided to move south when...

Our kids left NY so we decided to move south when we retired to get out of the 200" of snow a year. After visiting several states and communities, we chose Florida. By doing so our property taxes...
Forum: Life after FIRE 05-07-2012, 04:19 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 8,630
Posted By 52andout
We are also visiting soon. Do you find the...

We are also visiting soon. Do you find the clubhouses and pools crowded? Did you find some groups that you like to attends (ie. card playing, hobby etc.). How's the weather? (that might be a...
Forum: FIRE and Money 04-06-2012, 11:35 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,863
Posted By 52andout
I am afraid to look and act like we are rich or...

I am afraid to look and act like we are rich or some relatives will be hitting us up for loans/handouts. Besides I'm too cheap and don't want to go back to work so moderation is the name of the game.
Forum: Life after FIRE 04-06-2012, 11:23 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 6,829
Posted By 52andout
lived in: Pa(two places), RI, NH, TN, CA (three...

lived in: Pa(two places), RI, NH, TN, CA (three places), AZ, NY (two places), ME, ND (construction work).

Missing 3 states, Alaska, Washington and Oregon. All other states at least a few days...
Forum: Other topics 03-28-2012, 06:05 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 9,320
Posted By 52andout
I was reading in NY state you can anonymously...

I was reading in NY state you can anonymously contact the DMV and they decide if they call someone in to be retested. I am guessing if someone has a clean record they might be suspicious unless they...
Forum: FIRE and Money 03-28-2012, 06:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,566
Posted By 52andout
and to think I got excited when I found a quarter...

and to think I got excited when I found a quarter vacuuming the car yesterday
Forum: FIRE Related Public Policy 03-24-2012, 10:19 AM
Replies: 246
Views: 17,095
Posted By 52andout
It should be a most interesting week and could...

It should be a most interesting week and could affect us all in many ways. Apparently there are three days of hearings, with the third afternoon involving Medicaid expansion.
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 03-06-2012, 02:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,612
Posted By 52andout
talk to your employer then go see a doctor. You...

talk to your employer then go see a doctor. You may have to see a specific MD depending on your state or employer. You may be able to see anyyone. There is probably a state website you could look...
Forum: FIRE and Money 03-02-2012, 03:00 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,006
Posted By 52andout
when I have been asked I have recited the...

when I have been asked I have recited the following:

read (from the library of course)
for living below your means and the real value of wage:
Your money or your life
The millionaire next door...
Forum: Other topics 03-01-2012, 06:26 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 7,343
Posted By 52andout
what do normal people do with their dogs? We...

what do normal people do with their dogs? We never had a dog walker and for years both worked. Last one out let the dog out, first one home let the dog out.

wouldn't it be great if they posted...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 02-25-2012, 07:27 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,057
Posted By 52andout
wanted to clarify that I know there is a fee, but...

wanted to clarify that I know there is a fee, but my friend goes to a financial planner who charges a lot of fees and I really wanted her to be clear what charges she will pay up front.
I don't have...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 02-24-2012, 04:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,057
Posted By 52andout
I hope more people chime in- I have another...

I hope more people chime in- I have another question about single policy long term care insurance. From everything I can research, it sounds to me more like a whole life or annuity that you can use...
Forum: FIRE and Money 01-09-2012, 10:14 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,489
Posted By 52andout
This is a great topic. About 6 years before DH...

This is a great topic. About 6 years before DH could get out of his company with pension and medical benefits he fell on the ice and hurt his back badly. Two surgeries and almost a year later he...
Forum: FIRE and Money 01-08-2012, 09:40 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 8,395
Posted By 52andout
a piece of paper (this can be a back of junk...

a piece of paper (this can be a back of junk mail) and a pencil. cost is pennies.

write down every penny you spend. Eating out a problem? find simple recipes online. Think about what was around...
Forum: Life after FIRE 12-29-2011, 08:45 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,922
Posted By 52andout
Thank you MichaelB. I should have given a better...

Thank you MichaelB. I should have given a better explanation as to what the link explained.
I know with our current health care policy we are very careful to call them all the time to clarify...
Forum: Life after FIRE 12-28-2011, 09:32 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,922
Posted By 52andout
When Free Preventive Care Turns Costly...

When Free Preventive Care Turns Costly (https://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/12/28/preventive-care-free-health-insurance_n_1172708.html)

well here is the truth to the "free" preventative health...
Forum: Other topics 12-28-2011, 09:29 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,452
Posted By 52andout
Or you could buy it for $13 plus shipping on...

Or you could buy it for $13 plus shipping on Amazon.

So it is a little inconvenient. Very small price to pay for the privelidge of not having to wake at 6 am to an alarm clock.

PS the book...
Forum: Other topics 12-28-2011, 10:30 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,452
Posted By 52andout
We have overdrive, lots of books on CD and tape...

We have overdrive, lots of books on CD and tape as well as audiodrive and a new service

Freegal, you can download up to three mp3's per week per person, and they have the sony library. Lots of...
Forum: FIRE and Money 12-25-2011, 09:44 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 15,933
Posted By 52andout
I thought about my post as we were traveling...

I thought about my post as we were traveling today to family to celebrate, and realized it was quite insensitive. Unfortunately many today will have no pension, and are likely to have less of a...
Forum: FIRE and Money 12-25-2011, 11:46 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 15,933
Posted By 52andout
at the very least by reading this board and with...

at the very least by reading this board and with good planning, even if you can't retire early you will be far better prepared to have the quality of life you want. Not everyone is willing to give...
Forum: FIRE and Money 12-24-2011, 09:14 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 15,933
Posted By 52andout
I just say yes I am. Thinking I was lucky I...

I just say yes I am. Thinking I was lucky I didn't get pregnant unexpectedly, only had two kids when we wanted them, stayed married for 36 years, drive cars to the ground and stayed in a normal...
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