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Forum: FIRE and Money 01-09-2021, 08:22 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,514
Posted By Hillbilly
I'm where you are talking about (retired) with...

I'm where you are talking about (retired) with around 97% of my funds in Wellesley.

My mother, age 76, is 100% Wellesley. She loves to spend her quarterly dividends whereas, several years ago,...
Forum: Life after FIRE 01-01-2021, 05:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,982
Posted By Hillbilly
Well said! Now when I look at things, I ask...

Well said!

Now when I look at things, I ask do I want to spend the time on whatever? Back in the pre-retirement days, it was the opposite, do I want to spend the money on whatever.

Great job,...
Forum: Other topics 10-06-2020, 08:57 PM
Replies: 716
Views: 31,522
Posted By Hillbilly
My first concert in 1981. Little did I know...

My first concert in 1981. Little did I know beforehand that I would witness guitar playing at such a level....I was blessed. RIP
Forum: Life after FIRE 02-08-2020, 11:24 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 7,458
Posted By Hillbilly
Pretty much aligns with my approach. Several...

Pretty much aligns with my approach. Several widows in my area that can use a hand. In structured volunteering, it started to look like megacorp...run!
Forum: Other topics 01-15-2020, 03:04 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,909
Posted By Hillbilly
My former 1994 Toyota pickup sits across the...

My former 1994 Toyota pickup sits across the street: neighbor took it for several trips last week. When I told her it was for sale, she came that day with the cash. She is happy with it.

My two...
Forum: FIRE and Money 11-28-2019, 07:59 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 12,479
Posted By Hillbilly
Good job! It sounds like you have the finances in...

Good job! It sounds like you have the finances in place.

I'd suggest that the next step is what to you want to do (and not) with whatever time you have left.

Over time, my work required...
Forum: FIRE and Money 11-18-2019, 06:56 AM
Replies: 314
Views: 30,946
Posted By Hillbilly
I manage our investments and those of my mother...

I manage our investments and those of my mother (widow) also. Never talked to a planner but did have a young broker over the summer stop by the house several times once he figured out I was at home...
Forum: FIRE and Money 11-17-2019, 07:10 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,550
Posted By Hillbilly
In about 10 years, I will face the same problem....

In about 10 years, I will face the same problem. My plan as of today would be to not go all 100% stocks since I'm self insuring LTC with this money. It really needs to be there when one of us needs...
Forum: Other topics 11-16-2019, 06:51 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,752
Posted By Hillbilly
If I understand the valve type you are referring...

If I understand the valve type you are referring to, I did a couple of washer change outs over the summer. Like you, I thought about the inner part change out but finally decided if the washer didn't...
Forum: FIRE and Money 11-09-2019, 06:38 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,077
Posted By Hillbilly
My mother's story is very similar regarding...

My mother's story is very similar regarding Wellesley. She had never invested in the markets until 4 years ago after my dad's passing. Now, ever quarterly payout she is as happy as ever with what...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 10-26-2019, 06:27 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,415
Posted By Hillbilly
Before FIRE, I was overweight and taking a...

Before FIRE, I was overweight and taking a statin. After leaving full time work at 51, I’m 60 pounds lighter and go this week for blood work to see if we can totally getting off my "half dose" of...
Forum: Other topics 10-13-2019, 04:11 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 5,730
Posted By Hillbilly
I changed them at 5 years regardless. Also, I...

I changed them at 5 years regardless.
Also, I now have a tester that I use every month or so to check the battery condition/health and go from that info too looking for "early" failure conditions.
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 09-30-2019, 03:57 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 7,919
Posted By Hillbilly
Got a shot on Saturday and had sore arm at...

Got a shot on Saturday and had sore arm at injection spot for a day, otherwise, A-OK.
Forum: FIRE and Money 09-22-2019, 05:51 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,892
Posted By Hillbilly
My spouse was the only to know when I pulled the...

My spouse was the only to know when I pulled the plug.
After my last day, next was parents, then FIL,MIL.
From there, I let others tell of my decision or my new activities brought attention to me...
Forum: Other topics 09-20-2019, 10:59 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,936
Posted By Hillbilly
Love them. Absolute purchase for any "new to me"...

Love them. Absolute purchase for any "new to me" vehicle.
Forum: Other topics 07-21-2019, 03:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,099
Posted By Hillbilly
I've got the E Go 56v blower and yes, I would buy...

I've got the E Go 56v blower and yes, I would buy it again. No more small gas engines for me, hate my corded blower too
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 07-30-2018, 05:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,868
Posted By Hillbilly
After surgery plus 6 weeks in skilled care (with...

After surgery plus 6 weeks in skilled care (with 80 IV bags @ $800 each), my dad's foot was saved. My FIL lost a toe: my neighbor across the street just lost 1/2 of a toe. I woke up after seeing all...
Forum: FIRE and Money 07-24-2018, 09:42 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 10,396
Posted By Hillbilly
Like you, my head was spinning. I settled on...

Like you, my head was spinning. I settled on whatever I did had to be manageable by DW with few instructions. That narrowed down the approach since she has no interest in investing. So, to keep it...
Forum: Other topics 07-07-2018, 06:45 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 6,508
Posted By Hillbilly
+1 Perfect neighborhood....just had a girl leave...

+1 Perfect neighborhood....just had a girl leave ours after living with Mom a few months: she had been on drugs with several arrests. First time for me in 28 years here with a "word or two" in the...
Forum: Life after FIRE 06-29-2018, 04:46 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 30,858
Posted By Hillbilly
Spent my life in the state and lived at some time...

Spent my life in the state and lived at some time in all four major cities. My experience is the further I went west in the state, the less I liked it. IMO, Nashville just passed Memphis in size and...
Forum: Hi, I am... 03-20-2018, 08:00 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,527
Posted By Hillbilly
First, I salute you for honoring your parents in...

First, I salute you for honoring your parents in helping them.

FWIW, I was offered a similar level income plan (LIP). The offer was no COLA if you took the LIP. Big factor in my decision. I'd...
Forum: Other topics 01-11-2018, 04:07 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 7,181
Posted By Hillbilly
If I didn't know better, I'd guess they didn't...

If I didn't know better, I'd guess they didn't want to be invited in the first place......and by involving the kids, don't really want another future invite.
Forum: Other topics 12-23-2017, 02:32 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,400
Posted By Hillbilly
The little guy in my avatar is 11 yrs old and...

The little guy in my avatar is 11 yrs old and weighs about 7 lbs. He is our third pom and is spoiled rotten. He even gets his nightly dose of fish oil for his health along with me.

He never backs...
Forum: Other topics 11-09-2017, 05:45 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,148
Posted By Hillbilly
RE: "....are these inserts good or are they snake...

RE: "....are these inserts good or are they snake oil ( 238.00 ) for the inserts seem like a lot."

I wear them daily. I wish I'd paid $238 for mine.
Forum: Stock Picking and Market Strategy 06-23-2017, 05:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,651
Posted By Hillbilly
Sums it up for me: "Firstly, advisory firms...

Sums it up for me:

"Firstly, advisory firms (including robo-advisors) have an incentive to make their portfolios look smart/complicated. If it’s a simple total market portfolio, people might...
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