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Forum: Other topics 07-07-2017, 09:19 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 5,303
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If I don't know what it is, but it's a plant...

If I don't know what it is, but it's a plant (that someone reliable knows is not poisonous), I'm game. But unidentifiable animals or animal parts, not so much.
Forum: Other topics 07-07-2017, 09:16 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,019
Posted By Act2
Smile and wave at them. Often.

Smile and wave at them. Often.
Forum: Life after FIRE 04-23-2017, 01:05 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,873
Posted By Act2
I really enjoyed 1870 Banana Courtyard, an...

I really enjoyed 1870 Banana Courtyard, an unusual B&B adjacent to the French Quarter. The courtyard is lush but very small compared to what I expected from the online description, but the experience...
Forum: FIRE and Money 02-10-2017, 09:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,506
Posted By Act2
I asked our family's accountant a version of this...

I asked our family's accountant a version of this question recently. His answer was that of all the various financial assets, the last one you want to inherit is a Traditional IRA. The taxes will be...
Forum: FIRE and Money 02-04-2017, 06:55 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,124
Posted By Act2
I've been through this three times, in three...

I've been through this three times, in three different states, in the last six years. In only one of the states would I have been ok without a lawyer. In the other two, I would have missed very...
Forum: Life after FIRE 01-12-2017, 11:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,870
Posted By Act2
Congratulations. Savor the day!

Congratulations. Savor the day!
Forum: Other topics 01-09-2017, 06:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,745
Posted By Act2
Soooo jealous. In a good way. Congratulations!

Soooo jealous. In a good way. Congratulations!
Forum: Other topics 01-09-2017, 06:05 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,159
Posted By Act2
Hi, my socially outgoing Mom absolutely loved her...

Hi, my socially outgoing Mom absolutely loved her CCRC. She has since passed, but was very happy there the entire time, and passed in their independent living apartment. She was more lively in that...
Forum: Young Dreamers 12-27-2016, 04:28 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,063
Posted By Act2
I chose my undergrad college because it had an...

I chose my undergrad college because it had an excellent program in what I knew I wanted to study, and I really liked the campus community. A year later, I decided I did NOT want to study the same...
Forum: Travel Information 12-19-2016, 09:25 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,278
Posted By Act2
I think that's great - thinking ahead like that,...

I think that's great - thinking ahead like that, assuming you can really enjoy the 'here and now' when you do travel. There have been many articles over the years that suggest it is the anticipation...
Forum: Life after FIRE 12-12-2016, 10:56 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,456
Posted By Act2
Can you really enjoy retirement if it was someone else's decision?

Think back - you've probably had several major events in life and your career, some you planned/wanted, others just happened. I can think of several, some not of my choosing and not what I'd wanted....
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 11-16-2016, 08:46 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,195
Posted By Act2
PERS, good for you getting it done. I know I have...

PERS, good for you getting it done. I know I have to do it, too. Have had attacks before and put it off because not currently a problem. But I don't want to have a crisis and emergency surgery.
Forum: Young Dreamers 11-16-2016, 08:43 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,011
Posted By Act2
I'm a big proponent of double majors. Or at least...

I'm a big proponent of double majors. Or at least learning in two fields. One should be your passion. The other should be a field or skill with which you could easily find a job. They might overlap,...
Forum: FIRE and Money 11-15-2016, 09:42 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 7,501
Posted By Act2
I am sorry for your loss. When my mom died,...

I am sorry for your loss.

When my mom died, social security retrieved the most recent direct deposit right back out of my parents' bank account.

Also, I'm sure you know there is a one time...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 09-05-2016, 07:40 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 7,898
Posted By Act2
Childfree single here. Yes, CCRC is a great...

Childfree single here. Yes, CCRC is a great solution so I'm saving my money for that. And I agree that moving while one is young enough to enjoy the social aspect is the best approach. And too much...
Forum: Other topics 08-05-2016, 08:31 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 7,748
Posted By Act2
Ok, I admit I have difficulty imagining that...

Ok, I admit I have difficulty imagining that cursive writing is no longer considered important to educated people. How will future generations read my grandparents' love letters, my Mom's journal?...
Forum: Life after FIRE 08-05-2016, 08:25 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,533
Posted By Act2
Hi, have been through the move with my parents...

Hi, have been through the move with my parents over the last 18 months. DM had serious health issues, enough to finally get them to agree to move to a CCRC close to me instead of staying in their...
Forum: Other topics 05-21-2016, 05:53 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 6,905
Posted By Act2
Happened to me today. I am not happy. ...

Happened to me today. I am not happy.


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Forum: FIRE and Money 05-04-2016, 09:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 977
Posted By Act2
Have never seen or considered a 0% amount for...

Have never seen or considered a 0% amount for person B as Primary. But if B had even 1% designated and A predeceased owner, it is my understanding it would all go to B, assuming no per stripes...
Forum: Other topics 05-02-2016, 08:44 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 8,506
Posted By Act2
I've noticed a lot more variety than in the past....

I've noticed a lot more variety than in the past. Some die with no service or anything. Also had one memorial party a couple years back with pizza, beer, and a band (at a tavern). And one coming up...
Forum: Other topics 03-16-2016, 01:32 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,555
Posted By Act2
True. I was hoping I have been wrong about that,...

True. I was hoping I have been wrong about that, but it's good to get another opinion. Thank you.


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Forum: Other topics 03-16-2016, 11:46 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,555
Posted By Act2
Ok, maybe I can get a suggestion here. Dad has...

Ok, maybe I can get a suggestion here. Dad has struggled with his first smartphone for months now. It's a Samsung Galaxy Avant, set on easy mode. He still is not able to text or retrieve voicemail....
Forum: Other topics 03-07-2016, 05:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,141
Posted By Act2
Exactly! Keep an eye open for real danger, but...

Exactly! Keep an eye open for real danger, but remember they earned their money by working hard all their lives and they didn't survive to old age without at least some common sense. While they still...
Forum: Other topics 02-09-2016, 08:42 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,012
Posted By Act2
And I am sorry for your loss. Sent from...

And I am sorry for your loss.


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Forum: Other topics 02-09-2016, 08:29 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,012
Posted By Act2
First of all, thank you for starting this thread....

First of all, thank you for starting this thread. I can relate to much of what you are sharing.

My Mom passed recently, and while my parents did love each other deeply I had heard him say years...
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