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Re: urgent: how to identify top surgeons for a procedure

I was diagnosed 20 years ago with a particular medical condition that was not life threatining but certainly debilitating . I went on line and joined a support group for this particular condition and not only got a real education on this condition but read about different doctors that were treating ...
by Lon
Wed Jan 21, 2015 1:42 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: urgent: how to identify top surgeons for a procedure
Replies: 49
Views: 3964

Re: The "Less Than" a Million $ Club

I am now 80 years old and am quite comfortable in my two bedroom two bath apartment and have no financial concerns. My private pension, Social Security and RMD is more than adequate for me to enjoy a quality life style despite my total investable assets being less than one million. When I retired 22...
by Lon
Tue Jan 20, 2015 1:32 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: The "Less Than" a Million $ Club
Replies: 71
Views: 10180

Re: retirement spending covered by SS

I am single and have been drawing Social Security for18 years. My SS covers more than my fixed monthly expenses.
by Lon
Mon Dec 29, 2014 1:54 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: retirement spending covered by SS
Replies: 34
Views: 2420

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Just saw "Unbroken" Amazingly true story of survival but I enjoyed the book more. The scenes in the ocean and prisoner of war camp drug on and were burdensome.

Watched the controversial "The Interview on You Tube last night and found it BLAGH. Mel Brooks should have done the film.
by Lon
Sat Dec 27, 2014 1:52 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 468
Views: 54659

Re: What are your 2015 Financial Goals?

1 Use my 2015 RMD for a cruise

2 Invest the three separate COLA's each month that I will receive during the year.
by Lon
Mon Dec 22, 2014 5:04 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: What are your 2015 Financial Goals?
Replies: 102
Views: 8237

Re: How do you define "being rich"?

I would consider a person to be rich if they can write several personal checks in a month for 50 to $100,000 that will clear and contribute to various charities each year in excess of $150,000 :D
by Lon
Mon Dec 22, 2014 4:55 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How do you define "being rich"?
Replies: 127
Views: 9459

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI

Just Finished a Good Book If you like reading WW 2 history you might give Max Hastings "Inferno" a go. He covers a number of things not previously covered like the thousands of Allied desertions during the Italian Campaign and the thousands of non combat airmen's deaths during training exe...
by Lon
Tue Dec 16, 2014 11:40 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI
Replies: 436
Views: 56580

Re: Gift to Yourself

I will be getting three separate COLA's on January 1st. I will wait until then to see how to treat myself.
by Lon
Sat Dec 13, 2014 10:36 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Gift to Yourself
Replies: 37
Views: 5182

I Can't Smell The Coffee [one cup coffee maker]

I live alone and don't need a eight or ten cup coffee maker. I am happy with my one cup at a time Keurig Coffee Maker using K Cups, but sure miss the smell of brewing coffee.
by Lon
Sun Dec 07, 2014 3:41 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: I Can't Smell The Coffee [one cup coffee maker]
Replies: 36
Views: 4901

Re: Retirees' Regrets

It's been 25 years now and no regrets at all other than a recent divorce, and even that came off well
by Lon
Fri Nov 21, 2014 12:39 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Retirees' Regrets
Replies: 23
Views: 3128

Re: Living abroad in retirement

For at least 6 months of each of the past 23 years that I have been retired I have lived in New Zealand( November to April) and California ((May to October). I have owned two different homes in New Zealand and from there have made many trips to Australia, Fiji, Tonga, Cook Islands, Tahiti, Thailand....
by Lon
Fri Nov 14, 2014 1:32 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Living abroad in retirement
Replies: 4
Views: 486

Re: Assisted Living

I see you're in CA. Not sure if near SF, but you might want to check out The Sequoias. Favorable article recently in the New York Times. Although I grew up in San Francisco I am living now in Central California and the community where I am now living has a number of excellent facilities like the Se...
by Lon
Tue Nov 11, 2014 4:41 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Assisted Living
Replies: 24
Views: 2291

Assisted Living

There will come a time for each of us when we physically cannot do many of the daily chores of cooking, cleaning, bathing or can do some but not all. At that point we may need some help and are faced with the decision of staying in our own home and getting the assistance brought in, or selling/leavi...
by Lon
Tue Nov 11, 2014 2:13 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Assisted Living
Replies: 24
Views: 2291

Re: What have you done to cut costs this year?

Sold my home for a great price and am renting a two bedroom two bath apartment with amenities.
by Lon
Thu Nov 06, 2014 11:08 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What have you done to cut costs this year?
Replies: 134
Views: 12844

Re: File in Small Claims Court [against a cable TV provider]

if you had cable for 5 months and never paid for it the entire time, then $199 sounds like a good deal to me ($39.80/month) unless the bill is an unpaid cable bill from the 1980s. :D Just yesterday my coworker said he remembers paying $9/month for cable back in the 1980s. My bank records show that ...
by Lon
Sat Oct 25, 2014 1:46 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: File in Small Claims Court [against a cable TV provider]?
Replies: 8
Views: 865

File in Small Claims Court [against a cable TV provider]?

A well known Cable TV company has turned me over to a Collection Agency for $199 that they say I owe. In the 5 months that I had their service I never received any statement either on line or by snail mail. All I want is a statement from them that shows what I was billed and what for as well as what...
by Lon
Sat Oct 25, 2014 11:03 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: File in Small Claims Court [against a cable TV provider]?
Replies: 8
Views: 865

Re: How did you buy your largest home?

I always rolled the proceeds from the sale of one home into the new one plus I offered the seller on the last home a price that was 40% less than the asking price and it was accepted. The seller was a surgeon going through a knock down/drag out divorce and just wanted out. LUCKY ME.
by Lon
Fri Oct 24, 2014 2:28 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: How did you buy your largest home?
Replies: 25
Views: 2769

Re: Gross Yearly Income needed in Retirement (Speculation)

I am 80 years old and have been retired for 25 years. In each of those years my annual income was never over $50,000 annually. I had two cars (one now) no mortgage, no debt. Considerable travel and cruises in the past 25 years was paid for from savings/investments.
by Lon
Fri Oct 24, 2014 2:14 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Gross Yearly Income needed in Retirement (Speculation)
Replies: 159
Views: 13510

Re: Do you regret buying your home?

I have owned four houses in the past 55 years, two in the United States and two abroad and did not ever regret buying them. Each home was a good financial decision and served me well.
by Lon
Fri Oct 24, 2014 1:59 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Do you regret buying your home?
Replies: 82
Views: 7383

Re: Is it possible to have a favorite movie

Not possible for me as there are too many categories, drama, comedy, history etc.If someone has A favorite movie I would wonder about their seemingly limited interests and I don't mean to offend anyone.
by Lon
Sat Oct 18, 2014 12:00 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Is it possible to have a favorite movie
Replies: 82
Views: 3368

Electric Razors

I need to get a new one and welcome suggestions. What do you like and why?
by Lon
Tue Oct 14, 2014 1:40 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Electric Razors
Replies: 26
Views: 1945

Re: Dashlane App - Recommened or Not?

I have been using Dashlane for the past 6 months and have had no problems and it is working quite well.
by Lon
Mon Oct 13, 2014 4:28 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Dashlane App - Recommened or Not?
Replies: 4
Views: 408

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI

Because of all the past Hoopla about "50 Shades of Grey" I thought I should give it a read. I am half way through the first of the Trilogy and don't know if I will continue or not. It is well written in my opinion and quite erotic and deals with a subject that people that I know quite well...
by Lon
Sat Oct 11, 2014 2:11 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI
Replies: 436
Views: 56580

Re: Wine - how to keep it from not spoiling?

I have never had that problem since the wine is consumed before it ever has a chance to spoil. :happy
I drink wine daily and a bottle is generally shared with others, therefore, no left overs.
by Lon
Sat Oct 11, 2014 2:06 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Wine - how to keep it from not spoiling?
Replies: 57
Views: 3093

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

I went to a early show yesterday and saw "The Judge" I thought that over all it was a good film even if a bit hard to follow certain parts. I am a fan of Robert Duvall and thought he was out standing in his role.
by Lon
Sat Oct 11, 2014 2:03 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 468
Views: 54659

Re: Hamilton watches, worth the money?

That's like asking "Is a $100 bottle of Sauvignon Blanc worth the money" A good Timex watch can last as long as the Hamilton and keep as good time. Likewise a $18 bottle of Sauvignon Blanc can be excellent.

[OT comment removed by admin LadyGeek]
by Lon
Fri Oct 10, 2014 6:44 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Hamilton watches, worth the money?
Replies: 262
Views: 15597

Re: Why don't you do Financial Planning?

Your post would imply that only those that work on a fee only basis have the best interest of the client in mind and that anyone that receives or works on a commission basis does not, and that is just not reality. Fee only planners are not the saviors of good and objective financial advice.
by Lon
Tue Sep 23, 2014 4:20 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Why don't you do Financial Planning?
Replies: 41
Views: 3521

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan
by Lon
Thu Sep 18, 2014 9:13 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 468
Views: 54659

Changing Password

Surely there must be an easy way to do this.
by Lon
Wed Sep 17, 2014 2:14 pm
 
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: Changing Password
Replies: 1
Views: 895

Re: Hearing aids - for those that use them

I bought my own hearing aids for 25 years and finally went to the VA two years ago and had them pull my records. I spent lots of time on the flight line working on F 86 Sabre Jets in Korea during the Korean War, and later B 47's at Mc Dill Field in Tampa Florida. Holy Smokes, I felt like I won the l...
by Lon
Mon Sep 15, 2014 6:09 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Hearing aids - for those that use them
Replies: 29
Views: 1919

Seniors And Student Loans

SENIORS AND STUDENT LOANS I saw on this evenings news that there is a huge amount of outstanding Student Loans by seniors age 65 to 75. How much of those loans were used for other than education. My thinking is that much of those loans were spent on fun and games. If the loans were truly spent on ed...
by Lon
Wed Sep 10, 2014 9:24 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Seniors And Student Loans
Replies: 1
Views: 318

Re: What Do You Eat For Snacks? [for exercise-induced hunger

I love Vegi Sticks and all kinds of nuts, particularly cashews.
by Lon
Wed Sep 10, 2014 11:02 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Do You Eat For Snacks? [for exercise-induced hunger]
Replies: 129
Views: 9285

Re: Rather macabre but necessary question

I can certainly relate to your situation since I was diagnosed with a very rare form of Lymphoma a few years back called Waldenstrom's Disease. I had no symptoms at diagnosis and like you, it was picked up by routine blood tests. My initial reading of the disease idicated a 5 year life expectancy af...
by Lon
Tue Sep 09, 2014 3:46 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Rather macabre but necessary question
Replies: 86
Views: 10041

Re: 25 Years 55 to 80 Thanks Boggleheads and Vanguard

No more New Zealand at this time. It's time now to spend some time here in California , closer to grand kids and now great grand kids.
by Lon
Mon Sep 08, 2014 6:57 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: 25 Years 55 to 80 Thanks Boggleheads and Vanguard
Replies: 6
Views: 1357

25 Years 55 to 80 Thanks Boggleheads and Vanguard

Whoosh-----Where did those 25 years go? My first wife died at age 53 when I was 55 years old. I retired at age 58 and re married at age 59. Spent 22 years of the 25 living part of the year in New Zealand and the other part in California with many cruises and world travel in between, white water raft...
by Lon
Mon Sep 08, 2014 5:34 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: 25 Years 55 to 80 Thanks Boggleheads and Vanguard
Replies: 6
Views: 1357

Re: California residents - do you have earthquake insurance?

No I live in a part of California that historically has not suffered a quake that has done any damage at all.
by Lon
Thu Sep 04, 2014 9:34 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: California residents - do you have earthquake insurance?
Replies: 54
Views: 3429

Re: Need another bank besides Capital One

Charles Schwab Bank has done the job for me.
by Lon
Fri Aug 22, 2014 9:32 am
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Need another bank besides Capital One
Replies: 24
Views: 2282

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V

Grant by Jean Edward Smith A great read for History Buffs
by Lon
Sun Aug 10, 2014 6:07 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V
Replies: 3372
Views: 1257523

Re: Where do you buy clothes?

Kohl's & Macy's
by Lon
Sun Aug 10, 2014 6:02 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Where do you buy clothes?
Replies: 105
Views: 10234

Re: Best Coffee Maker? What do you have?

I am quite content with my Kurig. I live alone and the single cup brew is fine for me. I am not into the exotic blends of K Cups and enjoy just a plain old French Roast. I buy in quanity and a cup of coffee costs me about 25 cents.
by Lon
Wed Jul 23, 2014 5:41 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best Coffee Maker? What do you have?
Replies: 75
Views: 6609

Downsizing to Apartment

Selling my 1,900 sq ft. home and moving into a two bedroom two bath apartment was a good financial move.I live alone and what I have saved by selling my home more than pays for the rent that I now pay for my nice apartment.No more property taxes, no more home owners insurance, association dues, gard...
by Lon
Mon Jul 21, 2014 11:55 am
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Downsizing to Apartment
Replies: 15
Views: 1977

Re: Which kind of bike for recent retiree?

Here ya go. Just right for a new retiree.

http://jims59.com/vintageschwinns/image ... rt_frt.jpg
by Lon
Mon Jul 21, 2014 11:25 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Which kind of bike for recent retiree?
Replies: 48
Views: 3019

Vanguard Health Care Fund VGHCX

OK so it's a 5 on the risk side. Comments on this fund appreciated.
by Lon
Tue Jul 01, 2014 6:28 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Vanguard Health Care Fund VGHCX
Replies: 11
Views: 1598

Re: Fed up with ATT

I have been very happy with Vonage
by Lon
Wed Jun 25, 2014 11:14 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Fed up with ATT
Replies: 53
Views: 5160

Re: Retired Bogleheads want to relocate to California

http://capitoloaks.com/scr.php

There are plenty of homes in your price range in this part of Canlifornia. Great weather, close toSan Francisco and Lake Tahoe
by Lon
Mon Jun 23, 2014 9:54 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Retired Bogleheads want to relocate to California
Replies: 114
Views: 8498

Re: % of expenses in retirement

I have been retired since 1991 and during that time have had no major debt for home or cars, just one credit card debt paid off each month. Due to extensive travel the first 10 years, expenses were about 50% of pre retirement. Now,even though we still travel there is no major debt other than that on...
by Lon
Sat Jun 21, 2014 11:40 am
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: % of expenses in retirement
Replies: 47
Views: 3332

VPGDX vs. SPIA

If one has sufficient monthly income to live comfortably and is 80 years old with a 70 year old wife, neither with major health problems, but looking down the road at the possibility of one or the other needing Assisted LIving.Which might be a better choice with his $300,000. Buy a Joint Single Prem...
by Lon
Tue Jun 17, 2014 4:29 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: VPGDX vs. SPIA
Replies: 4
Views: 326

Re: What Do You Eat For Snacks?

I love to snack on nuts, particularly cashews and Veggie Sticks as a alternative to Potato Chips.
by Lon
Fri Jun 13, 2014 9:53 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Do You Eat For Snacks? [for exercise-induced hunger]
Replies: 129
Views: 9285
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