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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 6:41 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best Coffee Maker? What do you have?
Replies: 41
Views: 1777

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 12:55 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Downsizing to Apartment
Replies: 15
Views: 1805

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 12:25 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Which kind of bike for recent retiree?
Replies: 48
Views: 2541

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 7:28 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Vanguard Health Care Fund VGHCX
Replies: 11
Views: 1408

Re: Fed up with ATT

I have been very happy with Vonage
by Lon
Wed Jun 25, 2014 12:14 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Fed up with ATT
Replies: 47
Views: 3721

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 10:54 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Retired Bogleheads want to relocate to California
Replies: 109
Views: 6830

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 12:40 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: % of expenses in retirement
Replies: 47
Views: 3267

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 5:29 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: VPGDX vs. SPIA
Replies: 4
Views: 278

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 10:53 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Do You Eat For Snacks?
Replies: 103
Views: 6214

Re: Favorite guitarist...

Carlos Montoya 8-)
by Lon
Sat Jun 07, 2014 1:14 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Favorite guitarist...
Replies: 187
Views: 18883

Re: Inside Grilling

I am quite happy with my Halogen Convection Table Top Oven that will do all the functions of a traditional oven and do it better. Clean, cost effective and fast. My machine is a Secura.
by Lon
Thu Jun 05, 2014 10:55 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Inside Grilling
Replies: 40
Views: 3067

Re: over 55 communities

You might like to take a look at Sun City Roseville/SunCity Lincoln.Both are Del Webb originated communities located 20 miles north east of Sacramento California. Great weather, one hour from the High Sierras and Lake Tahoe. 90 minutes from San Francisco. I lived in the Roseville Sun City for 12 yea...
by Lon
Tue May 27, 2014 12:03 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: over 55 communities
Replies: 16
Views: 1924

Re: Spending on Cars in Retirement

I retired in 1990 and bought my wife a 1991 Mazda MX6 for about$21,000. In 2001 I bought a Toyota Camry XLE for $24,000 for both our use. The Mazda now has 80,000 miles, looks great and runs fine. The Toyota just turned 76,000 miles and also looks fine and runs well. I figure I will croak still owni...
by Lon
Fri May 16, 2014 7:24 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Spending on Cars in Retirement
Replies: 47
Views: 2899

Re: need router advice

I have a newly purchased LinksysEA2700 Router that I will give you free of charge if you will just reimburse me modest postage charge. My cable company has installed a combination router/modem and that is why I don't need it, also, I have been unable to sell it. Would you like this $85 gift. PM me m...
by Lon
Sat May 10, 2014 9:30 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: need router advice
Replies: 56
Views: 3578

Re: Long Term Care Policy Poll

I am 79 and do have LTC that was purchased at age 57 as part of a retirement package.
by Lon
Sun May 04, 2014 6:32 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Long Term Care Policy Poll
Replies: 42
Views: 2693

Re: [Eating] Fish

I eat on a regular basis, Coho Salmon, Alabcore Tuna, Sardines, Halibut, Baramundi
by Lon
Wed Apr 23, 2014 1:43 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: [Eating] Fish
Replies: 113
Views: 9310

Re: How much water do you drink every day?

Who keeps track? When I am thirsty I drink a glass of water from the filtered fridge water. When on the golf course, a cup or two from supplied containers at the tees.
by Lon
Fri Mar 28, 2014 12:02 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How much water do you drink every day?
Replies: 70
Views: 3443

Re: Gas Grill - Natural Gas vs Liquid Propane

I have a Webber Gas Grill on my patio with a natural gas hook up. Attachments came with the grill when I bought it. I love it and use it almost daily year round. Price as I recall was around $400 at Lowe's.
by Lon
Thu Mar 20, 2014 12:55 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Gas Grill - Natural Gas vs Liquid Propane
Replies: 46
Views: 7240

Re: Poll: When did you retire? Would you do it all over agai

I retired at age 57, 22 years ago and no regrets. I wish Ii could have done it sooner.
by Lon
Tue Mar 18, 2014 12:25 am
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Poll: When did you retire? Would you do it all over again ?
Replies: 103
Views: 11530

Re: What's your dream car?

I am not a car nut. My dream car is one that is paid for.
by Lon
Mon Mar 17, 2014 12:05 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What's your dream car?
Replies: 185
Views: 10885

Investing Money From Sale of House

I have had my IRA assets invested in the Vanguard Wellesley Fund since retiring over 20 years ago and rolling the assets of my 401K into the IRA. I have been very pleased with Wellesley and have been taking the required Minimum Distribution since age 70 1/2.Social Security, Pensions & RMD is suf...
by Lon
Thu Mar 13, 2014 12:37 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Investing Money From Sale of House
Replies: 1
Views: 235

We are selling our home and renting

Wife and I are retired and it 's a second marriage for both of us. We put equal amounts of our separate funds into our present paid for home. We will split the net proceeds from the sale and invest our share separately. Our home is in joint tenancy and we were concerned about one or the other of us ...
by Lon
Tue Mar 04, 2014 11:19 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: We are selling our home and renting
Replies: 3
Views: 840

Re: [POLL] What do Bogleheads DRINK?

Water, milk, wine, more wine, more wine
by Lon
Mon Mar 03, 2014 11:59 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: [POLL] What do Bogleheads DRINK?
Replies: 71
Views: 4468

Social Security Cards

When was the last time that you were asked to produce your actual Social Security Card? I haven't seen my actual card in over 65 years. I have been asked for the card several times in the past year. I applied for a replacement and just got the new one in the mail. It's not very official looking. The...
by Lon
Tue Feb 25, 2014 4:55 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Social Security Cards
Replies: 33
Views: 1787

Re: What's your usual retirement day like ?

Each and every day since retiring 25 years ago will involve one or more sport activities, water volleyball,golf, swimming,tabletennis,Boccee ball, pickle ball, in addition to movies, reading, internet, travel
by Lon
Sun Feb 23, 2014 1:25 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What's your usual retirement day like ?
Replies: 184
Views: 35420

Re: What credit cards do you recommend?

I love Amazon and am quite happy with Amazon Visa, but use Capital One Visa when traveling abroad because of no foreign transaction fees.
by Lon
Fri Jan 31, 2014 11:53 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: What credit cards do you recommend?
Replies: 78
Views: 7821

Re: Poll: Understanding the average forum member age

I am coming up on 80 this year.
by Lon
Mon Jan 13, 2014 9:05 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Poll: Understanding the average forum member age
Replies: 56
Views: 4881

Re: How do you filter your water?

There is a replaceable water filter on our Samsung fridge and that does a fine job. Regular tap water is horrible.
by Lon
Sun Jan 12, 2014 11:12 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How do you filter your water?
Replies: 77
Views: 3571

RMD

Would taking a RMD for 2014 and then re depositing it as a 2014 IRA contribution make sense?
by Lon
Tue Jan 07, 2014 7:17 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: RMD
Replies: 4
Views: 430

Re: Specifics on Distributions [for Retirement Income]

I am 79 and have my IRA in the Wellesley Fund. I have been taking RMD each year since initially required to do so and am fortunate to not having to draw more. Despite the increased percentage withdrawal each year the fund is still ahead of where it was when I started withdrawals. I am obviously quit...
by Lon
Sat Sep 07, 2013 2:43 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Specifics on Distributions [for Retirement Income]
Replies: 17
Views: 976

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V

"Th God Delusion" by Richard Dawkins------It's a good read.
by Lon
Sat Aug 24, 2013 4:13 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V
Replies: 3101
Views: 997412

Re: Drying clothes in the sun - worth the hassle?

No It's not worth the hassle. Despite the 100 F plus weather we have in this part of California and the fact that clothes hung out to dry will dry quickly, why subject them to air borne pollens, dust and bird crap, not to mention the waste of my valuable time. Oh sure the clothes are nice and crisp,...
by Lon
Fri Aug 23, 2013 6:18 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Drying clothes in the sun - worth the hassle?
Replies: 86
Views: 6407

Re: When did you get term life insurance? How long and how m

I bought a very inexpensive $250,000 term policy at age 25. I didn't die so I cancelled it. :oops:
by Lon
Sun Aug 11, 2013 11:28 am
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: When did you get term life insurance? How long and how much?
Replies: 32
Views: 2526

Re: [Eating] Fish

Love fish and eat it several times weekly. Coho Salmon, Baramundi, Mahi Mahi are the favorites followed by Tuna & Cod? Halibut when on sale.
by Lon
Sat Aug 10, 2013 5:59 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: [Eating] Fish
Replies: 113
Views: 9310

Re: Hearing Aids

Lon Thanks for your reply. He did get this from an audiologist but perhaps they are not very well trained. When you talk about "learning adjustment curve" did you have to do something extra after it was fitted by the audiologist or was it just a matter of getting used to it. Thanks If thi...
by Lon
Tue Jul 23, 2013 1:21 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Hearing Aids
Replies: 82
Views: 6128

Re: Hearing Aids

I am posting for my dad who live out of US and may not have the best care as people here do. He is 70 and was having difficulty hearing on the phone (when we called him) and also in social gatherings. The doctor recommended Starkey saying this is the best brand. Was very expensive for him since it ...
by Lon
Mon Jul 22, 2013 8:39 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Hearing Aids
Replies: 82
Views: 6128

Re: Hearing Aids

I made a consultation appt. for next week for a hearing test and to "discuss" buying new hearing aids. I currently use ITE aids but am considering BTE. Can anyone speak to experiences with BTE i.e., durability, etc. in comparison to ITE's..?? As one's hearing gets worse over time BTE's ar...
by Lon
Tue Jul 16, 2013 11:32 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Hearing Aids
Replies: 82
Views: 6128

Re: Hearing Aids

I have been wearing my new Starkey---series 30 Behind The Ear /BTE------receiver in the ear VA supplied hearing aids since the 28th of June. They are working well for normal conversation and the dulling feature for restaurants and crowded rooms is OK. I will be getting them adjusted for better TV &a...
by Lon
Sun Jul 14, 2013 12:51 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Hearing Aids
Replies: 82
Views: 6128

Re: At what age did your health start to limit your hobbies?

I will be 79 next week and last year had to give up Pickleball due to unstable knees and legs (no pain), but still play decent golf (18 handicap) and Water Volleyball three times weekly.
by Lon
Thu Jul 04, 2013 5:52 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: At what age did your health start to limit your hobbies?
Replies: 95
Views: 8063

Re: What are you seeing in your Local Housing Market?

I live in a Age Restricted Active Adult Retirement Community in Northern California and it's a sellers market here. Homes in close proximity to mine have sold within a week of being listed irrespective of listing price which runs from $300,000 to $750,000. http://suncityroseville.org/index.php
by Lon
Wed Jul 03, 2013 11:49 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What are you seeing in your Local Housing Market?
Replies: 82
Views: 5915

Re: Hearing Aids

I have trouble understanding the dialogue on TV and need to turn the volume way up to understand. Also hard to hear folks that talk softly. Took a quick online test using headphones which showed I cannot hear 4000hz in the left of right hear. The 4000hz level is where most consonants are, and which...
by Lon
Sat Jun 29, 2013 3:04 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Hearing Aids
Replies: 82
Views: 6128

Hearing Aids

After 22 years of buying my own hearing aids I am now wearing hearing aids supplied by the VA for a service connected disability during the Korean War. It never occurred to me to that I might be eligible until another vet mentioned it to me last year. Good hearing aids are pricy little buggers and I...
by Lon
Sat Jun 29, 2013 12:53 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Hearing Aids
Replies: 82
Views: 6128

Re: [Poll] What's Your Current Mode of Camping?

I just love going out into a wilderness area, finding a nice hotel with a big comfortable bed, clean sheets, hot water, wi fi and room service. I just love camping out. :happy
by Lon
Fri Jun 28, 2013 12:39 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: [Poll] What's Your Current Mode of Camping?
Replies: 93
Views: 6656

Re: Prepaid Funeral Arrangements

For the past 22 years my wife and I have spent three to six months out of the USA, New Zealand, Australia, So. Pacific Islands, different cruises,... What if you fall off the cruise ship and are lost at sea? :wink: One issue would be who has the money and what do they do with it? There is currently...
by Lon
Thu Jun 27, 2013 6:14 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Prepaid Funeral Arrangements
Replies: 33
Views: 1514

Re: Prepaid Funeral Arrangements

What about prepaying for a traditional funeral. My uncle died in Feb and he had a prepaid contract for a traditional funeral that he bought exactly 10 years ago. He paid about $6600 and I received an invoice showing today's costs would be about $8800 (they honored the prepay so there was no bill du...
by Lon
Thu Jun 27, 2013 4:27 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Prepaid Funeral Arrangements
Replies: 33
Views: 1514

Re: Prepaid Funeral Arrangements

bengal22 wrote:my concern with prepaid funeral arrangements is that if you don't die, you lose it



As far as costs go, not dying will be more expensive. :D
by Lon
Thu Jun 27, 2013 4:15 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Prepaid Funeral Arrangements
Replies: 33
Views: 1514

Re: Prepaid Funeral Arrangements

Most responses are to a post you didn't write. Regarding the post you did write, as a fellow frequent traveler I am intrigued. Here are the questions I'd be asking: 1) What percentage of time do you travel? The likelihood of dying during a trip would be quite a bit lower than the percentage of time...
by Lon
Thu Jun 27, 2013 3:34 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Prepaid Funeral Arrangements
Replies: 33
Views: 1514

Re: Prepaid Funeral Arrangements

The $1,700 is not just for Cremation. The body has to be picked up and delivered to a Crematory, death certificates must be ordered, ashes may have to be flown from one state to another or from over seas. Cremation costs are only $400 to $600 depending on where you die. As an ex Embalmer & Funer...
by Lon
Wed Jun 26, 2013 2:09 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Prepaid Funeral Arrangements
Replies: 33
Views: 1514

Re: Prepaid Funeral Arrangements

I own a burial place next to my parents, just because my Mom bought a multiple place plot when my Dad died. I figure my brother, who's my executor/trustee, can easily access cash in the trust to cover funeral arrangements or float the trust a loan for a week or whatever. I haven't considered the pr...
by Lon
Wed Jun 26, 2013 1:29 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Prepaid Funeral Arrangements
Replies: 33
Views: 1514

Re: Prepaid Funeral Arrangements

The whole point of having prepaid funeral arrangements is not so much the matter of cost, after all, we affluent Boggleheads can afford it, but why leave someone else to make some difficult choices?
by Lon
Wed Jun 26, 2013 1:23 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Prepaid Funeral Arrangements
Replies: 33
Views: 1514
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