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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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    According to the actuarial tables 84 years. My...

    According to the actuarial tables 84 years. My dad lived until 87 and Mum 83. I don't think I will make it that far. My condo is paid for and I have a great pension and savings plus 401k/iras. I...
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    Palm Springs can make one age more quickly. We...

    Palm Springs can make one age more quickly. We love it, but as a permanent address I don't think so. If you love golf and tennis and travel a lot I could understand. It is a bit remote and one can...
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    Thank you to all for your input. I am taking it...

    Thank you to all for your input. I am taking it slow with my change. One should not make hasty decisions with major life changes. I feel a great sense of responsibility and humility as a caretaker...
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    We downsized to a condo in Pasadena. Grocery...

    We downsized to a condo in Pasadena. Grocery store across the street, light rail one block away that will take us along with other lines to the major areas in Los Angeles. I like rural, but that...
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    Challenge of change

    I have been off the boards for a number of years now due to a very busy life. My wife and I downsized to a 1400SF fifth floor condo walking distance to light rail but with a 50 minute to 80 minute...
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    I am in a period in which most months we spend...

    I am in a period in which most months we spend more than our income, but with two boys age 18 and 20 with their own vehicles and college costs, I can live with it. The two months a year with an...
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    Anaheim to Colorado Springs

    My wife in in Colorado awaiting the birth of our first grandchild. My plan is that when she thinks that she is close to outwearing her welcome, I will drive there, spend a few days and the. We will...
  9. Thread: New Car

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    The color or for my canadian fiends, colour, is...

    The color or for my canadian fiends, colour, is black. I prefer not to have a black car but the deal was too good. Yes it has a read out for mpg as well as a bar which is green when high mpg and...
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    I plan to hyper mile when alone as it drives most...

    I plan to hyper mile when alone as it drives most passengers nuts. I have always been an efficient driver long before hyper mileling came into vogue. I always coasted to lights and stop signs but...
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    Yes I keep the difference. The requirement for...

    Yes I keep the difference. The requirement for those with a car allowance is the ability to carry four people in the car. I traded in my 1995 Mercedes for $500. I bought that car 5 1/2 years ago...
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    New Car

    I bought my first new car in over a decade. A 2013 Honda Insight with Navigation. Since the 2014'sare coming out I got it for $3,000 less that I thought I would have to spend. Also the payment is...
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    I grew up in Maine and got my license the day...

    I grew up in Maine and got my license the day after the blizzard of 78, I had to back up 150 feet to get a running start after parking on the hill. I passed on that one. I have never driven 4wd. I...
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    Most municipalities have a municipal code that...

    Most municipalities have a municipal code that prohibits back in parking in municipal lots. It is much easier to back into a wide aisle than a narrow space. Most who want to back in drive large...
  15. Lindi, buy real estate as a place to live and...

    Lindi, buy real estate as a place to live and lock in your coast of housing. My monthly housing costs for my $850,000 valued house in Orange County is about $2,000 per month for mortgage, taxes,...
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    I have not been on the boards for a long time. ...

    I have not been on the boards for a long time. Gun owners are responsible until they are not and then the results are tragic.
    i grew up in Maine, two classmates killed in gun "accidents" growing...
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    From New Jersey we took 78 toHarrisburg and got...

    From New Jersey we took 78 toHarrisburg and got on the pike which is 70 to St Louis then 44 to OklahomaCity to 40 all the way to Barstow
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    Cross Country

    My son spent another summer working at Scout Camp in Maine. This year summer ended in a different fashion. My dad gave him his 1996 Chevy pick up. I flew back and he and I drove from Maine to...
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    American Savage by Dan Savage

    American Savage by Dan Savage
  20. In the early 80's borrowing student loan money at...

    In the early 80's borrowing student loan money at 3 percent and earning 15 percent in a money market. I earned 12 percent no risk. Don't forget that was when the prime was near 20 percent
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    Don't cheap out on this. I set up estate...

    Don't cheap out on this. I set up estate planning upon attaining single hood ten years ago, mainly to keep my assets from going to my children too early. My wife and I met with my attorney last...
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    Glad to be a guy!!!

    Glad to be a guy!!!
  23. Paul, if this troop is not a good fit then search...

    Paul, if this troop is not a good fit then search around. If your son is in Scouting only for camping, fine. Have a talk with the Scoutmaster and explain the situation, but he has probably figured...
  24. I am an Eagle Scout. My 18 Year old didn't make...

    I am an Eagle Scout. My 18 Year old didn't make Eagle and that is ok. My 16 Year old might. I am also a member of Equality for Scouting and believe like Zachary Wahls to try to change from inside....
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    Many people do hobbies in their off work time. ...

    Many people do hobbies in their off work time. Leave it be and don't be judgemental.
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