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    Based on 2018 we will get some money, but in 2019...

    Based on 2018 we will get some money, but in 2019 when I retired I got paid for excess sick and vacation time which was a lot. I filed taxes April 8 so who knows. We don’t need it. Always live...
  2. I had a weeklong arbitration to monitor this week...

    I had a weeklong arbitration to monitor this week which didn’t happen. That isn’t a problem as I am retired and the trial monitoring and risk management consulting which I do is gravy and something...
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    I read today, I think in the Wall Street Journal...

    I read today, I think in the Wall Street Journal that we should do better than Europe due to private health care. Countries with socialized medicine lack enough ICU beds and ventilators. Many...
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    I am finally getting to be less of a freak about...

    I am finally getting to be less of a freak about net worth. I am retired with a great pension and a paid off condo. Next year when my wife pulls social security that will pay my health insurance. ...
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    I’m going to Anchorage next week to speak at a...

    I’m going to Anchorage next week to speak at a conference, plan for Mt Rushmore in April, a Viking cruise from Venice to Istanbul in April 2021. We will do other trips but those are planned at this...
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    I had shot one last week and had a reaction, not...

    I had shot one last week and had a reaction, not fun but better than shingles
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    Norte Dame will be fine with a new roof and...

    Norte Dame will be fine with a new roof and spire. I suspect that even though we would not like to have seen what happened, occur, in all likelihood all of these improvements were likely needed....
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    I am currently on holiday in France and...

    I am currently on holiday in France and completely unplugged from work. I ran my numbers again last month and they are better than I thought they were and are well above monthly expenses which allow...
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    My dad was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer at...

    My dad was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer at age 87 and given three weeks to three months maybe longer to live. He didn’t treat it and lived seven months and drove the car three weeks before...
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    No problems here for both streaming and delivery

    No problems here for both streaming and delivery
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    Thank you all for thoughtful advice. I know that...

    Thank you all for thoughtful advice. I know that I will be fine financially including health insurance. This is changed which is tough for me. I do feel this will happen in the next six months,...
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    Thinking of Retirement

    I’m only 56 but am fortunate to be able to retire now at 70% of current salary. I know that this doesn’t sound like a problem to most, but the thought of a step down in income terrifies me. I have...
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    My considerable debt was a $200,000 mortgage and...

    My considerable debt was a $200,000 mortgage and wife’s $60,000 student loan. Both are paid off. It feels really great to pay bills with no worries
  14. Southern California has slowed considerably but...

    Southern California has slowed considerably but that was from a crazy market. I still feel for the long haul that you should buy as a hedge on your future dwelling costs. Don't buy to make money. ...
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    I don’t care how healthy you are, the odds are...

    I don’t care how healthy you are, the odds are that you will need GAP coverage. Buy it. Many Medicare Advantage plans are inexpensive and well worth it
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    I think that SNL in the past 24 months have been...

    I think that SNL in the past 24 months have been producing some of their best material of all time. And I watched live “the not ready for prime time players”
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    I like a lot of services provided by government...

    I like a lot of services provided by government and I feel that it is my responsibility to pay my share. I could understand an anti tax perspective if I lived in New Jersey as I spent almost $9.00...
  18. I had a 1989 Mazda pickup which at239,000 miles...

    I had a 1989 Mazda pickup which at239,000 miles got blue smoke disease. Given that it was on the second clutch with no transmission or rear end work, I donated it to charity. The A/C stopped...
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    I will never understand people who are willing to...

    I will never understand people who are willing to borrow money when offered but are unwilling to pay iT back when asked.
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    This border issue will go away eventually. ...

    This border issue will go away eventually. Southern California does not have an illegal alien problem, we have the opposite problem in not enough people to work
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    Ultralight, on another thread you spoke about how...

    Ultralight, on another thread you spoke about how you have $170,000 of student debt and complained about it and how you hope to get relief (transferring the obligation to those of us who honor our...
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    I'm tired of people complaining about loans that...

    I'm tired of people complaining about loans that voluntarily took out. Suck it up. I paid over $100,000 of loans that my ex and current wife took out for school. I don't complain as they got a lot...
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    I am 55 1/2 and I can afford to retire but it is...

    I am 55 1/2 and I can afford to retire but it is a tough decision with one child still in college and 9 years until Medicare. I planned on going at 60 but an improved retirement formula and a big...
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    I began blood pressure meds at age 40 and after...

    I began blood pressure meds at age 40 and after losing 15 pounds and exercising a lot I still needed meds. I transferred healthcare to Kaiser and their computer suggested to the doc for me to get a...
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    I think that I will exit in May 2018 after 25...

    I think that I will exit in May 2018 after 25 years at age 55 1/2
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