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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: 141
Views: 8310

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: 6571

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: 6270

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: 9693

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: 622

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: 270
Views: 33423

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: 4435

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: 2941

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: 1756

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: 234
Views: 20614

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: 51
Views: 5094

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: 4056

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: 17297

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: 4782

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: 8774

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: 36406

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: 3056

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: 5921

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: 1656

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: 2576

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: 3141

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: 1382

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: 2559

Re: Convince me to visit Italy

If you go?
BYO AC unit
by reggiesimpson
Mon Jul 14, 2014 2:05 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Convince me to visit Italy
Replies: 77
Views: 5802

Re: TV show recommendations?

For me nothing beats Deadwood and Al Swearingen. Ian McShane was chosen for this role ... I've read Milch quoted as saying he wanted the part to go to Ed O'Neill ("Married with Children") but HBO vetoed. Milch later used him in "John from Cincinnatti", where he was great, as he ...
by reggiesimpson
Tue Jul 08, 2014 6:26 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: TV show recommendations?
Replies: 304
Views: 143990

Re: Do you tell your kids how much you make?

I discussed in great detail our families assets and income with my son one year ago. The occasion was his finishing school and getting a job. He discusses his income/bonuses/pension plan etc in detail also. My view is that at some point these discussions need to be held open and forthright with ones...
by reggiesimpson
Mon Jul 07, 2014 9:59 am
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Do you tell your kids how much you make?
Replies: 58
Views: 6529

Re: TV show recommendations?

For me nothing beats Deadwood and Al Swearingen. Ian McShane was chosen for this role as a result of the criminal he played in Sexy Beast (an underrated movie). When he won the Emmy for his role as Al he beat out several top American actors and left the entire audience befuddled as to who this inter...
by reggiesimpson
Sat Jul 05, 2014 10:23 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: TV show recommendations?
Replies: 304
Views: 143990

Re: The Millionaire Next Door: Are You One?

Just bought a Camry Hybrid. My neighbors (all wealthy) think of me as a "cheap" millionaire. So be it.
by reggiesimpson
Mon Jun 30, 2014 1:11 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: The Millionaire Next Door: Are You One?
Replies: 187
Views: 24169

Re: On the Road/Air/Water Retirement

Check out these folks http://travelingloveaffair.blogspot.com/
They seem to have it down pat. Very thorough site.
by reggiesimpson
Mon Jun 09, 2014 8:38 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: On the Road/Air/Water Retirement
Replies: 57
Views: 5570

Re: Recommend a 1 month trip abroad.

India in October
by reggiesimpson
Thu Jun 05, 2014 5:19 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Recommend a 1 month trip abroad.
Replies: 37
Views: 3765

Re: Favorite guitarist...

Jimmy Page.............incredibly versatile and talented.
by reggiesimpson
Thu Jun 05, 2014 1:52 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Favorite guitarist...
Replies: 207
Views: 21482

Re: Gutter Strainer - Is this worth it?

I put 4 inch French drainage hose into the gutter (tight fit). I havent needed to cleaned the gutters since......7 years.
by reggiesimpson
Thu Jun 05, 2014 1:49 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Gutter Strainer - Is this worth it?
Replies: 14
Views: 1582

Re: Pre-nup at only $1M networth, do I need it?

1.Yes. Get a solid prenup.
2. You and your folks need to see an estate atty right now.
by reggiesimpson
Sat May 31, 2014 1:09 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Pre-nup at only $1M networth, do I need it?
Replies: 199
Views: 13175

Re: Round The World!

Bit dated but here goes. Back in the seventies we flew around the world on TWA. Went from NY and traveled east. Ran a few thousand dollars. I remember distinctly being upgraded on every flight when the staff found out we were going around the world. TWA .....gone but not forgotten.
by reggiesimpson
Sat May 31, 2014 1:02 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Round The World!
Replies: 43
Views: 9299

Re: Compilation of Travel Advice

I will second tripadvisor.
by reggiesimpson
Sat May 31, 2014 12:57 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Compilation of Travel Advice
Replies: 12
Views: 1620

Re: House selling question (buyers more interested in the lo

I am in a similar situation. 5 of the 8 homes on our road have been tear downs with the last one being replaced with a super contemporary worth 3.5 million. I had our home staged and have cleaned up some of the landscaping and done some painting and power washing as suggested. Its been time consumin...
by reggiesimpson
Sat May 31, 2014 12:54 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: House selling question (buyers more interested in the lot)
Replies: 37
Views: 2766

Re: Share your networth progression

Having a mother and father who love you will give you the strength and confidence to risk it. I was fortunate enough to have those parents, i risked it and i became wealthy and i thanked them everyday.
1962 net worth $200
2014 net worth $10,000,000+
by reggiesimpson
Wed May 14, 2014 2:13 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Share your networth progression
Replies: 132
Views: 24133

Re: what had biggest impact on your financial success?

Being the poorest kid in the school.
Just went into 8 figures.
Yes more money can make you happier (and less "poor").
by reggiesimpson
Wed May 14, 2014 1:56 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: what had biggest impact on your financial success?
Replies: 57
Views: 4333

Re: Thoughts on prenups

Why put up with him when he is easy to get rid of. Love? Emotional connection? Fun? Victoria The point being Victoria that when the going gets tough in marriage (and the going always gets tough) its convenient to have the State to back you up when she decides to end it. Reggie, your statement was i...
by reggiesimpson
Tue May 13, 2014 7:15 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Thoughts on prenups
Replies: 99
Views: 4283

Re: Thoughts on prenups

With divorce as prevalent as it is why would you enter into marriage without protecting your children and your assets. Males seem to debate this question often for some bizarre reason. Women institute the vast majority of divorces.Why? because the reality is that all wives come with a prenup. Its c...
by reggiesimpson
Tue May 13, 2014 6:58 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Thoughts on prenups
Replies: 99
Views: 4283

Re: Thoughts on prenups

VictoriaF wrote:
reggiesimpson wrote:Why put up with him when he is easy to get rid of.


Love? Emotional connection? Fun?

Victoria

The point being Victoria that when the going gets tough in marriage (and the going always gets tough) its convenient to have the State to back you up when she decides to end it.
by reggiesimpson
Tue May 13, 2014 6:44 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Thoughts on prenups
Replies: 99
Views: 4283

Re: Thoughts on prenups

This actually works as an incentive for women to divorce men. Surely you realize that your argument makes no logical sense. Why would women have an incentive to decrease their wealth and income by half, the same as men who get the other half? Financially, divorced women, especially with children, a...
by reggiesimpson
Tue May 13, 2014 5:46 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Thoughts on prenups
Replies: 99
Views: 4283

Re: Thoughts on prenups

With divorce as prevalent as it is why would you enter into marriage without protecting your children and your assets. Males seem to debate this question often for some bizarre reason. Women institute the vast majority of divorces.Why? because the reality is that all wives come with a prenup. Its c...
by reggiesimpson
Tue May 13, 2014 4:46 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Thoughts on prenups
Replies: 99
Views: 4283

Re: Thoughts on prenups

With divorce as prevalent as it is why would you enter into marriage without protecting your children and your assets. Males seem to debate this question often for some bizarre reason. Women institute the vast majority of divorces.Why? because the reality is that all wives come with a prenup. Its ca...
by reggiesimpson
Tue May 13, 2014 2:58 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Thoughts on prenups
Replies: 99
Views: 4283

Re: A Short Survey for Retirees

Retired 4 years ago at 62. My biggest surprise is how easy its been. I have to consciously recall that i actually worked for 46 years.
by reggiesimpson
Mon May 05, 2014 11:22 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: A Short Survey for Retirees
Replies: 73
Views: 5509

Re: Moving Dad to nursing home this week

Make sure you visit your Dad a lot to see that he is being taken care of properly!!!
by reggiesimpson
Tue Apr 29, 2014 10:10 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Moving Dad to nursing home this week
Replies: 11
Views: 2653

Re: Where would you retire, if $ were no object?

We will rent anywhere and everywhere in the world in full retirement mode. At some point in the distant future we will end up where are children are ............and continue renting.
by reggiesimpson
Tue Apr 29, 2014 10:08 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Where would you retire, if $ were no object?
Replies: 89
Views: 19424

Re: TV show recommendations?

Sherlock

More than 100 years later Sir Arthur Conan Doyles detective still wows his audience.
by reggiesimpson
Sat Apr 26, 2014 10:37 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: TV show recommendations?
Replies: 304
Views: 143990

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V

Home Sweet Anywhere
How we sold our house, created a new life and saw the world by Lynn Martin.

This book is a travelogue of the authors various world trips. There is very little of the "how" and a lot of the her throughout the book. As a result it gets boring very quickly.
by reggiesimpson
Sat Apr 26, 2014 10:28 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V
Replies: 3372
Views: 1232407

Re: Best living environment for raising kids?

With some exceptions I think the internal home environment has far more impact. Having two loving parents committed to each other and the family. Providing a loving home, a stable environment, nurturing the need of the children are far more important. Again there are exceptions, war torn third worl...
by reggiesimpson
Sat Apr 26, 2014 10:20 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best living environment for raising kids?
Replies: 11
Views: 2943
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