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Today 06:55 AM
Car Guys: When to do Radiator Flush?
The kicker is Hondas have a sticker underneath the front hood that recommends changing coolant every 10 years but dealerships try to convince uninformed customers that they recommend earlier... (102 views, 6 replies)
Today 06:47 AM
How worried are you about inflation?
Agree. It is simply something we will plan for and deal with as best as possible. I do not see it instantly evolving into a zombie apocalypse type scenario that many seem to fear. (1,949 views, 66 replies)
Today 06:43 AM
Real Estate Bubble?
Thanks @FlaGator . Not a direct answer to the question, and I appreciate the time and energy you expended to write the post. (17,921 views, 281 replies)
Today 06:37 AM
"Lost Decade" 1999-2009
For the long run 2000-2009 was fortunate to me. 2000 is when I began maximizing 401K and IRA contributions. Also, my income really jumped in 2002 and stayed up for most of those years (of course,... (298 views, 11 replies)
Today 06:34 AM
In 2021 - Is 60/40 the Same as 60/Cash
You can pretty easily find bonds that mature in less than 3 years with yields of 1.5% or even a bit higher, 3 times what cash accounts are paying. If you hold until maturity, any price fluctuation is... (181 views, 3 replies)
Today 06:27 AM
Mining Days are Here Again
There was a Helium system upset earlier this week, causing my earnings to stay too low. After a day or two of things returning to normal, I earned $4.38 in the last 24 hours. Subtracting out $.02 for... (594 views, 15 replies)
Today 06:17 AM
Looks like Secure 2.0 will pass [emoji16]
Story of my life...I have rarely been grandfathered into any changes, especially those that occurred with my military stints...my year group was usually the cutoff-sigh. I just blank it out and... (1,833 views, 42 replies)
Today 05:56 AM
Robo Floor Cleaners
The post above is from another thread. Now have 4-5 month report on the i3+ by Roomba. Still satisfied, and eternally greatful this model does not have the software problems which accompany smart... (691 views, 26 replies)
Today 05:13 AM
Explaining ER to people and looked down
Just to add on...my parents were very happy when I retired, more time to spend with them! Dad died last June and along with my sister I was able to help and be with him and Mom a lot. (12,836 views, 143 replies)
Today 03:09 AM
New Administration & Social Security
Folks, I have seen 3 posts by regular/respected posters here that seem to have a similar misunderstanding on current Social Security policy/law that applies to SS payouts for high income earners.... (8,409 views, 78 replies)
Today 02:35 AM
List of countries offering retirement visas?
The UK taxes are on worldwide income so no easy way of escaping foreign taxes here. There used to be a pretty liberal approach to non-domicile taxation where you could only pay taxes on the money you... (273,418 views, 367 replies)
Today 12:58 AM
Vole control-peanut butter and chocolate
Moles and voles are quite different. Moles burrow underground and eat insects, grubs and worms, whereas voles act more like mice and eat mainly grasses and plant material. Voles also live in... (429 views, 8 replies)
Today 12:26 AM
Class of 2022
Just had a casual chat with my manager recently and he let me in on that some staff (not our team) will be forced out over the next couple of weeks and that voluntary offers will likely follow in the... (18,981 views, 140 replies)
Yesterday 10:54 PM
What did you do today? - 2021 version
i worked a distant job, and then brought the excavator home to dig an irrigation spigot over to the porch for the drip system. I will put a 2" pipe in for an extension cord out to the RV cover in the... (58,182 views, 976 replies)
Yesterday 10:38 PM
Croatian coast - add Greece or Italy?
Another alternative is to spend time in Turkey....along the Med coast or fly inland to Cappadocia. We rented a car in Marmaris and spent a few weeks driving along the coast to Antalya. It was... (336 views, 7 replies)
Yesterday 10:35 PM
What percentage of your retirement portfolio is in real estate?
I noticed that Vanguard's Total Stock Market fund is 3.4 % in real estate, and their Index 500 is 2.5 % in real estate. Further, their Small Cap Value Index fund is at 8.8 % in real estate as of... (4,520 views, 103 replies)
Yesterday 10:31 PM
Adult Children Inheritance
Difficult to know what was this was her real intent. One thing for certain, she had every right to select who among her children, and her grandchildren were to share in her estate. And she... (779 views, 21 replies)
Yesterday 10:01 PM
Potential major good news on ACA premiums
Probably not, although you can check here with your actual data and see for yourself: https://www.kff.org/interactive/subsidy-calculator/ It'll depend on the zip code you live in, the ages of... (13,647 views, 177 replies)
Yesterday 09:59 PM
Howdy! 40 married w/ 4 kids
Absolutely. But one sport and one other activity add up quicker than you might think, at least in our area. I budgeted this amount assuming I was being quite generous in the budget, but aside from... (3,297 views, 69 replies)
Yesterday 09:51 PM
Your recent repair? - 2021
My pool rehabilitation project took 4 days. Could have done it in 3 days, if I had better equipment. Day 0 - Ran a sump pump overnight to empty the 25,000-gallon diving pool Day 1 - Managed to... (14,553 views, 205 replies)
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