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Forum: Life after FIRE 01-10-2022, 04:51 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 7,483
Posted By Act2
Blow That Dough - 2022

I matched DF’s to DM’s as well; it’s how I convinced DF to prepay for his. “Dad, you want exactly the same that we did for Mom a couple months ago, just no little flowers carved into the wooden...
Forum: Life after FIRE 01-09-2022, 10:50 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,931
Posted By Act2
The CCRC route was excellent for my parents. By...

The CCRC route was excellent for my parents. By the time the later of the two had passed, our family had experience with every option in the community - independent, assisted living, skilled nursing,...
Forum: Other topics 01-08-2022, 07:52 PM
Replies: 4,001
Views: 346,444
Posted By Act2
What is the last thing you ordered from Amazon?

An at home Covid test kit. Figured it is good to have one on hand as locals who have needed tests recently have struggled to get results back until several days later.
Forum: Hi, I am... 01-06-2022, 05:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,319
Posted By Act2
So we’re ‘fessing up to being lawyers? Ok, long...

So we’re ‘fessing up to being lawyers? Ok, long time government lawyer here. Upsides: excellent government pension, predictable income. And, I suppose that being a government lawyer I never got...
Forum: Hi, I am... 12-28-2021, 08:34 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,687
Posted By Act2
A gent I know who loves golf but really can’t...

A gent I know who loves golf but really can’t golf much anymore loves having a part time job at the pro shop. And he does not need the money.
Forum: Hi, I am... 12-27-2021, 01:11 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,687
Posted By Act2
Libraries often have group activities or are open...

Libraries often have group activities or are open to starting them. One near us has a weekly retiree group that meets to have coffee and discuss current events and also has several book clubs.
Forum: Other topics 12-23-2021, 06:07 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 974
Posted By Act2
Peace, joy, and good health to you all!

Peace, joy, and good health to you all!
Forum: Other topics 12-17-2021, 05:43 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,329
Posted By Act2
Congratulations!

Congratulations!
Forum: Other topics 12-17-2021, 06:11 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,768
Posted By Act2
I give toy gifts to young kids; young adults get...

I give toy gifts to young kids; young adults get a check. Siblings my age and friends and coworkers get a very small sweet treat (so they know they don’t have to reciprocate). At this point, there...
Forum: FIRE and Money 12-16-2021, 08:05 PM
Replies: 282
Views: 27,504
Posted By Act2
Dropped paperwork in the mail to TreasuryDirect...

Dropped paperwork in the mail to TreasuryDirect on 11/18/21, got email on 12/7 that hold on the account had been lifted.
Forum: FIRE and Money 12-13-2021, 06:20 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,077
Posted By Act2
If you go to the IRS.gov website, the disabled...

If you go to the IRS.gov website, the disabled person is called an “eligible designated beneficiary”, which is different from just being a “designated beneficiary”. There is information about this...
Forum: FIRE and Money 12-10-2021, 08:33 PM
Replies: 282
Views: 27,504
Posted By Act2
I recently opened a TreasuryDirect account and...

I recently opened a TreasuryDirect account and had to send the confirmation paperwork. Of three other family members who opened accounts the past three months, two opened online without delay and one...
Forum: Hi, I am... 12-06-2021, 09:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,632
Posted By Act2
Boerne is beautiful. Best wishes!

Boerne is beautiful. Best wishes!
Forum: Other topics 11-11-2021, 11:28 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,175
Posted By Act2
Our workplace Salvation Army Angel Tree program...

Our workplace Salvation Army Angel Tree program has a note that the average amount of money spent on each Angel was about $ 75 last year.
Forum: Other topics 11-11-2021, 11:24 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,544
Posted By Act2
Donate joyfully! And then if you want a small...

Donate joyfully! And then if you want a small Christmas decoration (wreath on the door? Potted poinsettia?) get that. I minimize holiday decorations and it’s enough. Someone will be so happy to get...
Forum: Other topics 11-09-2021, 07:20 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,964
Posted By Act2
Found this

Found this
Forum: Life after FIRE 10-23-2021, 04:49 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 9,876
Posted By Act2
Half Price Books.

Half Price Books.
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 10-22-2021, 11:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 570
Posted By Act2
Another option is a mask band that hooks to the...

Another option is a mask band that hooks to the ends of the ear loops and tightens the mask against the face. It goes across the back of the head. I find it more comfortable behind the ears, and the...
Forum: Hi, I am... 10-21-2021, 11:49 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,150
Posted By Act2
Congratulations! It appears your planning laid...

Congratulations! It appears your planning laid the foundation for good luck.
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 10-19-2021, 03:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 762
Posted By Act2
I have a retiree health insurance benefit at...

I have a retiree health insurance benefit at work, too. It is an increasingly rare benefit. And it does motivate people to stay employed until they reach the highest level of employer reimbursement,...
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 10-17-2021, 04:17 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 7,485
Posted By Act2
My neighborhood is also a large condo building....

My neighborhood is also a large condo building. Yes, Covid has changed the dynamics, and people self-select which activities they are comfortable with. I attend the outdoor social events, and if...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 10-04-2021, 11:37 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 6,979
Posted By Act2
I have one doctor who seems indifferent to...

I have one doctor who seems indifferent to vitamins and supplements. But I have another doctor who sells vitamins out of her office. Over the years the docs have been all over the place, and of...
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 09-28-2021, 07:09 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,716
Posted By Act2
A new factor coming: the federal requirement that...

A new factor coming: the federal requirement that kicks in for federal employees and federal contractors. It’s very broad, and many employees of a company (or state or local government) will be...
Forum: FIRE and Money 09-24-2021, 07:46 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,900
Posted By Act2
Your comment about the older being the...

Your comment about the older being the “scorekeeper” is interesting. I know that can be an important dynamic in some families.
Forum: Life after FIRE 09-21-2021, 10:13 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 13,221
Posted By Act2
My aunt lived on Waikiki and thought it was...

My aunt lived on Waikiki and thought it was wonderful that everyone came to visit. And they did - but only every several years. I think our family of five went a total of three times over 15 years....
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