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    Interesting discussion, thanks to all of the...

    Interesting discussion, thanks to all of the posters above. Wanted to add that I saw a documentary recently about weight gain around the world, and if I remember correctly the people of India and...
  2. Thread: Planning for FI

    by Lainey
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    rosarugosa, I'm similar to you, but maybe about 2...

    rosarugosa, I'm similar to you, but maybe about 2 yrs from retirement. I agree with your checklist above.

    I'd add taking care of medical needs as much as possible now too, e.g., major dental...
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    I think people would be surprised at the number of retirees on food stamps too.
    I know two retirees whose main income is their Social Security which is $1,100/month. They are each single...
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    Chicken Lady, this made me laugh. After my...

    Chicken Lady, this made me laugh. After my parents retired, my sis would visit and get upset also at their furniture, etc. She would actually rearrange it, and after she left my mom would just...
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    Just saw "The Kingsmen" with Colin Firth. To me...

    Just saw "The Kingsmen" with Colin Firth. To me it had plenty of stuff that I used to like in the older Bond movies: fun gadgets, major characters sharply dressed, subtle wit, and some original...
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    My extended family has not experienced those...

    My extended family has not experienced those multi-generational friendships, but I have to say I'm glad that you attend these funerals out of respect for those neighbors and families. I'm afraid...
  7. Can you rotate the role of meeting facilitator?...

    Can you rotate the role of meeting facilitator? My guess is that she'd probably be glad to be relieved of that chore, and it sounds like others would be glad if she was not facilitator either. If...
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    Same here, kib. My eating out is mostly combined...

    Same here, kib. My eating out is mostly combined with socializing of one sort or another, so some of that expense has to go under the entertainment column too. That's the world we live in.
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    Tradd - I saw the headlines and was wondering...

    Tradd - I saw the headlines and was wondering what was going on. Do you see a resolution soon?
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    I bought this book as a wedding present for my...

    I bought this book as a wedding present for my son and soon to be DIL. I think it's a great book to read when starting your married life together.

    That's funny about the PDA, though. In my last...
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    I got a note from Cigna that it's been 2 yrs...

    I got a note from Cigna that it's been 2 yrs since my last mammogram. I had the same reaction as others: this may be a combination friendly reminder/liability prevention notice.

    I'm about to...
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    A great score today: a mother of the groom dress...

    A great score today: a mother of the groom dress for $17.99 at Ross Dress for Less. It's a navy sheath with an overlay of navy lace, cap sleeves, and a little extra lace hanging just below the...
  13. Thread: i love my hair

    by Lainey
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    Gardenarian - this is me too. Not all grey hair...

    Gardenarian - this is me too. Not all grey hair is a beautiful silver, my family's is the dull iron color that you mention. And although I just turned 60 I'm going to continue dyeing my hair a...
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    Hi saguaro, that's an inspiring story, thanks...

    Hi saguaro,
    that's an inspiring story, thanks for letting us know and for rejoining the forum.
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    kib, have you read Roz Chast's book "Can't we...

    kib,
    have you read Roz Chast's book "Can't we Talk about Something More Pleasant?" it's her memoir of dealing with her very elderly parents who also had some of these same communication...
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    Another female Rational here. (yes, it's very...

    Another female Rational here. (yes, it's very hard to have people give you 'just the facts' !)
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    Ditto - thanks, Alan.

    Ditto - thanks, Alan.
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    Drove in to work this morning while the lovely...

    Drove in to work this morning while the lovely big golden full moon was still up in the sky. Then flipped on the radio just in time to hear the William Tell Overture ("Lone Ranger" music ...) - what...
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    I also liked this article. I had a working-class...

    I also liked this article. I had a working-class upbringing where my mother was in charge of my Dad's paycheck which she managed to (barely) stretch to fit a household of 8. But unfortunately she...
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    The monetizing of everything has reached...

    The monetizing of everything has reached ridiculous new heights. Within my company it used to take a single email to get a service dept. to get something you needed. The employees of this dept work...
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    Yes, and also not charge the doctor or pharmacy...

    Yes, and also not charge the doctor or pharmacy who is providing the life-ending drugs. Right now there are stories of doctors who are afraid to provide enough pain medicine to terminally ill...
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    1. I'm certain that, despite my hippie leanings,...

    1. I'm certain that, despite my hippie leanings, I'm an indoor person and do not fit into the mold of a Sierra Club hiker as much as I might otherwise admire their environmentalism.

    2. I'm also...
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    I definitely see the value of texting, but my...

    I definitely see the value of texting, but my problem is that I do not want to go around with my phone in my hand or propped in front of me 24/7. I leave my phone in my purse or on the kitchen...
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    Good call. In first grade my friend's baby...

    Good call. In first grade my friend's baby brother died from whooping cough. And a few years ago I'd read about a pediatrician who had an audio tape of a baby with whooping cough struggling to...
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    yep, short term gain, long term pain.

    yep, short term gain, long term pain.
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