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Re: What do you drive, and why?

2014 Toyota Camry Hybrid ( ave 500 miles a week). Why?....... It gets me from A to B safely and cheaply.
by reggiesimpson
Sun Jan 25, 2015 8:58 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What do you drive, and why?
Replies: 205
Views: 17278

Re: Anyone regret paying off mortgage early?

Paid cash for every house i ever owned (3). Best decision i ever made.
I hate bills......especially big ones.
by reggiesimpson
Sat Jan 24, 2015 8:04 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Anyone regret paying off mortgage early?
Replies: 306
Views: 37310

Re: Time for me to buy a condo?

Why buy when you can rent.......anything.
by reggiesimpson
Sat Jan 24, 2015 8:01 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Time for me to buy a condo?
Replies: 15
Views: 1105

Re: Downsize, Reduce, Simplify.

Heading into this transition as we speak. We are renting before downsizing and selling our home so we can sample another type of living first.
by reggiesimpson
Sat Jan 24, 2015 7:55 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Downsize, Reduce, Simplify.
Replies: 65
Views: 7176

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

American Sniper. One terrific movie. Chris Kyle is a certified American hero who saved countless American lives. Yes, you mean of course the character depicted in the movie, right? That movie character is certainly presented as a "certified American hero". You should read the book by the ...
by reggiesimpson
Wed Jan 21, 2015 9:05 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 477
Views: 56325

Re: I'm thinking about making very large 529 contributions A

I did when i initially opened them up for my children. Glad i did as my daughter has decided to go back and get another degree (pays more).
by reggiesimpson
Wed Jan 21, 2015 4:19 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: I'm thinking about making very large 529 contributions ASAP
Replies: 71
Views: 5285

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

American Sniper. One terrific movie.
Chris Kyle is a certified American hero who saved countless American lives.
by reggiesimpson
Wed Jan 21, 2015 4:13 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 477
Views: 56325

Re: 7 nights- Scotland or Ireland?

Thats easy.
Ireland of course.
by reggiesimpson
Wed Jan 21, 2015 4:09 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: 7 nights- Scotland or Ireland?
Replies: 31
Views: 2003

Re: Time for a new dentist?

Get your teeth cleaned at a Dental Hygiene school. They do a very thorough job and all work is checked by licensed dentists. Very reasonable cost. Further, check out dental universities in your area for further dental work.
by reggiesimpson
Mon Jan 12, 2015 5:25 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Time for a new dentist?
Replies: 38
Views: 4223

Re: Selling older car vs. keeping it for low level use

Keep it. I am doing the same thing with a 4 wheel drive Nissan (80,000) in case of snow and the occasional Home Depot run. Drive it around the block once or twice a week and it should be fine. Also, you may as well drop the comprehensive and collision.
by reggiesimpson
Thu Jan 08, 2015 6:14 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Selling older car vs. keeping it for low level use
Replies: 53
Views: 5823

Re: What do you drive, and why?

Bought a Toyota Camry Hybrid (2014) last June. Gets about 43 mpg hwy. Put 12500 miles on it to date. I love driving it.
by reggiesimpson
Mon Jan 05, 2015 5:22 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What do you drive, and why?
Replies: 205
Views: 17278

Re: Car shuts off while driving - death, dealers, & liabilit

Had a Benz a few years back that shut off while in cruise control on a major freeway doing 65 (twice). Freaked me out completely as it could have easily led to a rear ending fatality. I brought it back to the dealer (still under warranty) who had their ace mechanic from Germany examine the car. He c...
by reggiesimpson
Sun Jan 04, 2015 10:37 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Car shuts off while driving - death, dealers, & liability
Replies: 44
Views: 4315

Re: Selling a car privately

Sold 3 cars in the last 12 months. One for $500 cash, next for $1500 cash and the third for $32,000. That took place at the bank where we both had accounts. The transfer went very smooth.
by reggiesimpson
Tue Dec 30, 2014 5:35 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Selling a car privately
Replies: 23
Views: 2809

Re: What would you have done differently when retiring?

I retired at 62 (now 67). I have no regrets at all and i would not have done anything differently than i have. If you have reached your number then so be it. If you are sick of work then stop. Your every minute does not have to be filled with "meaningful" activities. Not working has its o...
by reggiesimpson
Tue Dec 30, 2014 5:28 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: What would you have done differently when retiring?
Replies: 107
Views: 10674

Re: Engaged - marriage penalty & other practical concerns

All good advice above but i get the impression that you can take or leave marriage? With that said my neighbor, the divorce lawyer, just told my 27 yr old son........"dont get married".
by reggiesimpson
Tue Dec 30, 2014 3:49 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Engaged - marriage penalty & other practical concerns
Replies: 50
Views: 3874

Re: What would you have done differently when retiring?

I retired at 62 (now 67). I have no regrets at all and i would not have done anything differently than i have. If you have reached your number then so be it. If you are sick of work then stop. Your every minute does not have to be filled with "meaningful" activities. Not working has its ow...
by reggiesimpson
Tue Dec 30, 2014 3:41 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: What would you have done differently when retiring?
Replies: 107
Views: 10674

Re: What did you enjoy spending money on this year?

Rented a condo before buying......................glad we rented!
by reggiesimpson
Tue Dec 30, 2014 3:26 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What did you enjoy spending money on this year?
Replies: 92
Views: 5937

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Strangers When We Meet.
Kim Novak...............hot, hot, hot!
by reggiesimpson
Tue Dec 30, 2014 3:24 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 477
Views: 56325

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI

The Peculiar Memories of Thomas Penman by Bruce Robinson.
I have never laughed out loud so much while reading a book. Hilarious. The N.Y. Times Book Review gave it 3 pages.
by reggiesimpson
Tue Dec 30, 2014 3:19 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI
Replies: 442
Views: 57401

Re: How do you define "being rich"?

When i got 100 on an exam at school i felt great. Feeling that way all the time now is how i define being"rich".
by reggiesimpson
Mon Dec 22, 2014 7:01 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How do you define "being rich"?
Replies: 127
Views: 9472

Re: Gift to Yourself

Aurora by iWinks. A lucid dream machine.
by reggiesimpson
Mon Dec 22, 2014 6:55 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Gift to Yourself
Replies: 37
Views: 5184

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI

Ripped by Clarence Bass (for the third time).
by reggiesimpson
Mon Dec 22, 2014 6:52 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI
Replies: 442
Views: 57401

Re: Do you travel with friends?

Yes, on occasion. The gals hang out together and so do the guys.
by reggiesimpson
Mon Dec 22, 2014 6:51 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Do you travel with friends?
Replies: 53
Views: 5328

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Apocalypto.
The depiction of the decline of the Mayan civilization, prior to the arrival of the Spanish, is demonstrated in exquisite detail thats guaranteed to turn ones stomach.
by reggiesimpson
Mon Dec 22, 2014 6:47 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 477
Views: 56325

Re: Documentaries to recommend?

The Fog of War
by reggiesimpson
Mon Dec 22, 2014 6:42 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Documentaries to recommend?
Replies: 109
Views: 12682

Re: WHY is retirement enjoyable / something to look forward

For the guys.
That pesky little hormone testosterone begins to abate. Dont fight it. Go with the flow. Work with mother nature not against her.
by reggiesimpson
Fri Dec 19, 2014 4:53 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: WHY is retirement enjoyable / something to look forward to?
Replies: 237
Views: 20050

Re: What is the best meal you've had at a restaurant?

Fried green tomatoes...Deans in Cary N.C.
by reggiesimpson
Fri Dec 12, 2014 3:07 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What is the best meal you've had at a restaurant?
Replies: 88
Views: 6956

Re: How did you handle the 2008 bear market ?

Continued to work my butt off and lived off the income (well below my means).
Didnt sell my assets.
by reggiesimpson
Thu Nov 27, 2014 11:29 am
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: How did you handle the 2008 bear market ?
Replies: 79
Views: 7405

Re: Favorite nonfiction books

With the Old Breed at Pelelui and Okinawa
Ivans War
A Woman in Berlin
Coming Apart
The Lunatic Express
by reggiesimpson
Thu Nov 27, 2014 11:19 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Favorite nonfiction books
Replies: 117
Views: 10363

Re: What are your plans for Thanksgiving Day?

Needle my brother in law!
by reggiesimpson
Wed Nov 26, 2014 12:23 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What are your plans for Thanksgiving Day?
Replies: 6
Views: 627

Re: If your networth is over $3 million, how did you do it?

All of the above plus. I was fortunate to have two parents who loved me (and never had money). One cannot underestimate the strength and confidence that gives a child to succeed in life. As i have told my children. You have a wonderful life because of my mother and father........not because of me. P...
by reggiesimpson
Wed Nov 26, 2014 12:15 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: If your networth is over $3 million, how did you do it?
Replies: 301
Views: 46268

Re: Paying my parents a salary not to touch their nest egg

Sage BH advice.
Further, you all should have a chat with an estate atty.
by reggiesimpson
Wed Nov 26, 2014 12:03 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Paying my parents a salary not to touch their nest egg
Replies: 50
Views: 4490

Re: Random life events

What random or serendipitous events had the most effect on the course of your financial life? I've often found it amazing that people fall into the paths they take through chance, and I wonder how that has affected the Bogleheads community. Divorce....unequivocally. Taught me to be frugal beyond wh...
by reggiesimpson
Wed Nov 26, 2014 11:59 am
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Random life events
Replies: 34
Views: 2984

Re: 529 Plan - when to stop contributing?

My daughter graduated with an LMSW (social work) in June from a private school. She was just accepted to an accelerated BSN (nursing) program at a private school. The best laid plans of mice and men are usually resolved with..................more money in her 529.
In other words be prepared.
by reggiesimpson
Fri Nov 21, 2014 4:11 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: 529 Plan - when to stop contributing?
Replies: 15
Views: 2059

Re: What do you splurge on?

Cialis
by reggiesimpson
Fri Nov 21, 2014 4:06 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What do you splurge on?
Replies: 237
Views: 24403

Re: Winter Coat

I recently discovered Costco for shirts, sneakers, socks,and slacks. Had nice coats also.
by reggiesimpson
Wed Nov 19, 2014 4:50 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Winter Coat
Replies: 65
Views: 7577

Re: Cost to furnish a condo

Check the other condo owners (post in clubhouse) for their furniture sales (moving?). Buddy of mine bought out and entire neighbor for a few hundred dollars. Pots pans cutlery.etc. the whole shootin match!
by reggiesimpson
Wed Nov 19, 2014 4:46 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Cost to furnish a condo
Replies: 29
Views: 5914

Re: Bogleheads, tell me about your 40's?

Its literally a blur. I worked 7 days a week all year round from my late 30s to my early 60s. Like many other posts the center of my life outside work was my family. Other than that it was well.... a blur.
by reggiesimpson
Wed Nov 19, 2014 4:37 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Bogleheads, tell me about your 40's?
Replies: 103
Views: 19905

Re: Donating Your Body to Medical School, etc.

I dissected humans in school. Just so you know the body is returned to the family for proper disposal.
by reggiesimpson
Sun Nov 09, 2014 8:53 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Donating Your Body to Medical School, etc.
Replies: 44
Views: 4966

Re: Life purpose revisited

I have a slightly different tack. I have always considered myself to be extremely fortunate in that i was born to parents who loved me and showed it throughout the course of their lives. The impact on my development and the consequential decisions i made as a result of that unfettered love gave me t...
by reggiesimpson
Sun Nov 09, 2014 8:51 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Life purpose revisited
Replies: 55
Views: 10567

Re: Headed for a 300+ point loss today?

"Frankly my dear i dont give a damn"
by reggiesimpson
Fri Oct 10, 2014 11:21 am
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Headed for a 300+ point loss today?
Replies: 464
Views: 36944

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

Hmmmm? Increase the size of the portion you are drinking (larger glass may help). Buy cheaper wine so if does go bad just chuck it. Refrigeration sounds good but i like my wine room temp and i cant wait for it to warm up. Try those units that suck the air out of the open bottle as you cork it. Seems...
by reggiesimpson
Fri Oct 10, 2014 11:17 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Wine - how to keep it from not spoiling?
Replies: 57
Views: 3099

Re: Clean, quiet, safe and cheap. Is there such a travel pla

Check out these folks http://travelingloveaffair.blogspot.com/
They have made world and U.S. travel a lifestyle and an art form for two decades. Very experienced and knowledgeable and i am sure they could help you in your quest.
by reggiesimpson
Sun Sep 14, 2014 9:59 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Clean, quiet, safe and cheap. Is there such a travel place?
Replies: 75
Views: 5980

Re: Retiree Poll: Do you own your primary residence?

Paid cash for the house 20 years ago (retired 5 years ago). Now plan on apartment living as the work/expense to maintain the property is no longer worth my time and investment. The time alone that will be freed up will be my "new retirement".
by reggiesimpson
Sun Sep 14, 2014 9:42 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Retiree Poll: Do you own your primary residence?
Replies: 18
Views: 1669

Re: Anyone have a house with a pool?

Owning the pool is more of a "dream state" than a practicality. The short season in your area is reason enough to avoid a house with a pool. The cost, maintenance and worry far exceeds the joy of its limited use. Remember you will be looking at it far more than you will be in it.
by reggiesimpson
Thu Sep 11, 2014 9:37 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Anyone have a house with a pool?
Replies: 32
Views: 2597

Re: Anyone moved from NY?

Take a look at http://www.city-data.com/ Ask the same question and you will get buried with people who have left L.I.
Good luck.
by reggiesimpson
Wed Sep 10, 2014 2:31 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Anyone moved from NY?
Replies: 43
Views: 3203

Re: Atlanta - recommendations on where to live

Lived in Marietta awhile back. Loved it.
by reggiesimpson
Mon Sep 08, 2014 3:12 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Atlanta - recommendations on where to live
Replies: 24
Views: 1392

Re: boglehead botanists...is this poison ivy?

Harmless weed. I pull them all the time without reactions.
by reggiesimpson
Wed Jul 16, 2014 2:19 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: boglehead botanists...is this poison ivy?
Replies: 32
Views: 2572
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