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Re: "The dangers of long-term care insurance"

An article in today's Barron's touted a product called Lincoln MoneyGuard; it appears to be a hybrid whole life/long term care policy; you pay a single premium and you're covered, so no worries about premium increases in the future. There is a death benefit and you/your estate get the premium back i...
by drjazz
Sun Nov 09, 2014 3:08 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: "The dangers of long-term care insurance"
Replies: 132
Views: 13189

Re: Total BOND Funds/CDs or TIP bond ladder?

Thanks for your helpful advice, #Cruncher! Your spreadsheet is invaluable. As you pointed out, due to the years I will be funding and the fact that TIPS are not available for many of those years, my ladder would be heavily back end loaded with more than half of the bonds maturing in 2029 and 2032. W...
by drjazz
Sat Nov 08, 2014 4:50 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Total BOND Funds/CDs or TIP bond ladder?
Replies: 10
Views: 1162

Re: Total BOND Funds/CDs or TIP bond ladder?

I have been considering purchasing a TIPS ladder as well. I'm 62 1/2, plan to cut back to working half time next summer and stop (or be financially prepared to ) when I turn 66. Home is paid off, no debt, single, widowed; have been sticking to post retirement budget for the past two years for "...
by drjazz
Sat Nov 08, 2014 9:40 am
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Total BOND Funds/CDs or TIP bond ladder?
Replies: 10
Views: 1162

Another real estate question/selling Manhattan coop

Thanks for all the helpful suggestions regarding selling my farmhouse. My GF needs help selling her apartment so she can get out of NYC. She has a studio apartment in a coop in a very nice (and very snooty) part of the Upper East Side of Manhattan. It's been on the market for almost a year without a...
by drjazz
Mon Oct 13, 2014 7:01 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Another real estate question/selling Manhattan coop
Replies: 4
Views: 467

Re: Help with finding real estate agent

Thanks to everyone for your insightful suggestions. I have identified three potential agents and have set up interviews. I am also looking for help in selling my gf's apartment; will start a separate thread.
by drjazz
Mon Oct 13, 2014 6:49 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Help with finding real estate agent
Replies: 8
Views: 782

Help with finding real estate agent

I would appreciate suggestions on how to go about finding the right real estate agent to help me sell my house. It's a restored 18th century farmhouse on 6 acres in central NJ. I'm under no pressure to sell right now but I'm planning to cut back to half time next summer and I think its prudent to do...
by drjazz
Tue Oct 07, 2014 8:36 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Help with finding real estate agent
Replies: 8
Views: 782

Re: Splurge vacation recovery--Hawaii or?

Check out LavaLava club on big Island; we spent a week there last January and it was fabulous. A few private cottages right on the beach, lots to see and do
by drjazz
Tue Oct 07, 2014 8:27 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Splurge vacation recovery--Hawaii or?
Replies: 30
Views: 2998

Social Security survivor benefits

My wife passed away 4 1/2 years ago, at that time the people at Social Security told me not to bother claiming survivor benefits until I reached my FRA (66) because I was/am still working and the income would wipe out anything I might collect before then. I am now 62 and plan to hold off claiming my...
by drjazz
Thu Sep 18, 2014 11:46 am
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Social Security survivor benefits
Replies: 1
Views: 342

Re: Riding Mower Help Needed

I have 5 acres of pasture and have used a Dixie Chopper with a 60" cut and mulching blades for 8 years (zero radius); the farm came with a Kubota tractor which I used at first but it was way slower (the Dixie will to 15mph on a straightaway....I hear that some people race them!) I've had no pro...
by drjazz
Tue Aug 05, 2014 9:59 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Riding Mower Help Needed
Replies: 44
Views: 2588

Re: Best Coffee Maker? What do you have?

For drip coffee Technivorm Moccamaster is great, but expensive. Bonavita is just about as good and less expensive. Clever coffee dripper (like a melitta dripper with a valve on the bottom) is much less expensive and makes good coffee. For espresso grinder is more important than the machine. Baratza ...
by drjazz
Tue Aug 05, 2014 9:55 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best Coffee Maker? What do you have?
Replies: 75
Views: 6519

Re: Career advice for retiring doc

Thanks to everyone for their kind words and thoughtful suggestions. I am going to ask my son's gf, who is an internet media person, to help me set up a blog. If I do it well enough, perhaps it will attract the attention of some influential people; perhaps I could use it at the basis for a book. I wi...
by drjazz
Tue Aug 05, 2014 9:37 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Career advice for retiring doc
Replies: 16
Views: 2275

Career advice for retiring doc

I have been lurking on this forum for a few years and have been very impressed by its collective wisdom. I’m looking for suggestions as to what to do with the next phase of my life. I am a 62 year old interventional cardiologist. I am still working full time; I enjoy the “work” part of my job (ie ta...
by drjazz
Sun Aug 03, 2014 10:28 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Career advice for retiring doc
Replies: 16
Views: 2275

Re: William Bernstein-When you've won the game, why keep pla

I've been lurking on this forum for a year and want to thank all of the contributors for their honest, insightful comments; as a soon to be partially retired doc I have learned a lot. I have read most of Dr. Bernstein's books and mostly agree in principle with his concepts of how to know when you've...
by drjazz
Sun Mar 23, 2014 1:17 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: William Bernstein-When you've won the game, why keep playing
Replies: 264
Views: 34545

Re: Unbiased financial advisor sought in Princeton NJ area

I have been using David Gray for the past year and have been very satisfied. He's a member of the Garrett network and charges by the hour. I have managed my own investments for 30 + years but wanted an educated unbiased guide as I approach retirement and he's filled the bill admirably. His email is ...
by drjazz
Sun Mar 23, 2014 11:54 am
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Unbiased financial advisor sought in Princeton NJ area
Replies: 5
Views: 622

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