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Forum: FIRE and Money 11-17-2020, 02:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 703
Posted By plsprius
Ditto all the positive reviews. If you are...

Ditto all the positive reviews. If you are familiar with Fidelity's regular brokerage account access, you will have no issues with using their HSA account. I moved about 18 months ago from a credit...
Forum: FIRE and Money 10-13-2020, 09:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,426
Posted By plsprius
Bingo! Thanks for the info about the $10.

Bingo! Thanks for the info about the $10.
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 10-01-2020, 11:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 569
Posted By plsprius
I like Kaiser Northern Cal., too. Really, they...

I like Kaiser Northern Cal., too. Really, they are much better when it comes to coordination of care.
Forum: Other topics 09-24-2020, 10:04 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 997
Posted By plsprius
My second Dyson hand-held is a V7 Animal bought...

My second Dyson hand-held is a V7 Animal bought at Costco about 3-4 years ago. Then, a year ago the battery would not hold a charge for more than a few minutes of use, so I went to Amazon and bought...
Forum: Other topics 06-30-2020, 12:46 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,805
Posted By plsprius
Many years ago a favorite professor from graduate...

Many years ago a favorite professor from graduate school handed out this poem at the end of the semester (very off-topic considering the subject of the class). I was saddened to learn he had passed...
Forum: Technology, Media & e-Gadgets 12-29-2019, 08:41 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,946
Posted By plsprius
This is a very basic DVR that I used until I...

This is a very basic DVR that I used until I 'upgraded' to an Amazon FIRE DVR (which I like). Search Amazon for this and read the reviews about it, because it also can be a bit challenging to...
Forum: Technology, Media & e-Gadgets 07-01-2019, 09:12 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,404
Posted By plsprius
I really enjoy watching Scotty Kilmer on YouTube....

I really enjoy watching Scotty Kilmer on YouTube. He's all about the nuts and bolts of cars and their maintenance: https://www.youtube.com/user/scottykilmer/about

This is the people's automotive...
Forum: Life after FIRE 06-30-2019, 08:12 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,230
Posted By plsprius
I learned to fly in college for fun (up to a 172,...

I learned to fly in college for fun (up to a 172, VFR), and got my PP license. But, I was not able to keep it up afterward. I did take an acrobatic glider lesson in Hawaii a few years ago, and that...
Forum: FIRE and Money 10-07-2018, 11:03 AM
Replies: 224
Views: 18,596
Posted By plsprius
I think it's interesting that this HOA (Oakmont)...

I think it's interesting that this HOA (Oakmont) didn't have a 5% limit on dues increases for "new" capital improvements (i.e., beyond maintenance and repair of existing items) without a majority...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 10-01-2018, 08:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 967
Posted By plsprius
Here's where you can read a consensus opinion...

Here's where you can read a consensus opinion about the efficacy of statins in primary prevention of heart disease:

Statins in Persons at Low Risk of Cardiovascular Disease €“ TheNNTTheNNT...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 10-01-2018, 08:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 967
Posted By plsprius
I didn't see anything new. Statins have...

I didn't see anything new. Statins have attracted real opposition, probably because the benefits in otherwise-healthy people are small. It seems to me that for the vast majority, both the benefits...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 09-19-2018, 09:25 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 7,300
Posted By plsprius
By the way, an alternative stool test, FIT (fecal...

By the way, an alternative stool test, FIT (fecal immunochemical test), is also an effective and non-invasive screening test, similar to the very expensive Cologuard, and only costs about $25. It's...
Forum: Other topics 09-17-2018, 08:51 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,445
Posted By plsprius
I've had only a few problems, i.e., a few times...

I've had only a few problems, i.e., a few times per year in the Bay Area. Usually the mail is accidentally delivered to a neighbor.

One way to handle this is to sign up for the free Informed...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 09-15-2018, 05:45 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,962
Posted By plsprius
I have come to rely on NutritionFacts.org for...

I have come to rely on NutritionFacts.org for advice on interpreting the medical literature.

This clip is a review of the ageless debate on saturated fat (and why some of the newer studies are...
Forum: FIRE and Money 08-30-2018, 09:22 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,684
Posted By plsprius
Assuming a life expectancy of 30 years and so a...

Assuming a life expectancy of 30 years and so a 30 year draw-down period, the $450K lump sum would produce:

a monthly distribution of $1,897.22, equivalent to $22,766.62 annually, even if invested...
Forum: FIRE and Money 06-27-2018, 02:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,014
Posted By plsprius
Time for Treasury Direct Conversion of Paper I Bonds :: now very fast

Update on recent Treasury Direct experience:

I mailed (via first class) five paper I Bonds for conversion to electronic form last Wednesday, and today (7 days later) the converted bonds are in the...
Forum: FIRE and Money 04-01-2018, 12:10 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,723
Posted By plsprius
I froze my Equifax account (at no charge because...

I froze my Equifax account (at no charge because of their breach) and put a fraud alert on my credit files. It seems to be working at a superficial level, as I was offered a credit line increase...
Forum: FIRE and Money 01-30-2018, 11:05 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 14,107
Posted By plsprius
Been with Vanguard for decades. Never had any...

Been with Vanguard for decades. Never had any problem that I can recall...including with a regular account, 401K and IRA.

As always, YMMV...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 01-02-2018, 03:08 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 17,516
Posted By plsprius
Good article, and good to see that science is...

Good article, and good to see that science is progressing. In time, diagnosis and treatment will be even better.

Still, the takeaway for me is this quote:
Forum: FIRE and Money 12-20-2017, 09:54 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 10,830
Posted By plsprius
Bingo! Another year of savings from Fidelity...

Bingo!

Another year of savings from Fidelity (via early-retirement.org!!!).

Thanks all for the reminder.
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 12-19-2017, 09:46 AM
Replies: 244
Views: 17,516
Posted By plsprius
For those interested in reviews of the science, I...

For those interested in reviews of the science, I recommend the "Number Needed to Treat" website. They have unbiased reviews of drug treatments for many conditions, including statins with/without...
Forum: Other topics 12-05-2017, 09:23 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,506
Posted By plsprius
Is there an easy way to confirm that a freeze is...

Is there an easy way to confirm that a freeze is in place?

I put Equifax (only) 'in the freezer' after their security breach, and received the pdf with the pin. That was 30+ days ago, and so...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 03-09-2017, 10:03 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,535
Posted By plsprius
For those interested in the plant-based view of...

For those interested in the plant-based view of the cause(s) of type II diabetes, this summary was published today. The article contains numerous links to the published science literature for...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 03-05-2017, 08:54 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,535
Posted By plsprius
I liked this video, which teaches a plant-based,...

I liked this video, which teaches a plant-based, high-carb, low-fat solution to Type 2 diabetes, with no downsides.

As explained, everything/anything that helps you lose weight will help Type 2...
Forum: FIRE and Money 10-25-2016, 08:53 AM
Replies: 222
Views: 20,804
Posted By plsprius
The subsidy is paid by the Federal Government. I...

The subsidy is paid by the Federal Government. I consider it similar to the tax 'subsidy' that is provided to employees when an employer gets to deduct healthcare expenses.

Yes, that tax code...
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