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by reggiesimpson
Sun Mar 08, 2015 5:06 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: [Where's] a Family to Live in New York?
Replies: 22
Views: 2843

Re: [Where's] a Family to Live in New York?

All good advice above. You may want to check out city data to supplement.
by reggiesimpson
Fri Feb 27, 2015 9:17 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Retirement - Surprises, Solutions
Replies: 30
Views: 3984

Re: Retirement - Surprises, Solutions

One of the happiest days of my life was the day I retired 5 years ago. The only surprise I had was how easily I slid into such a relaxing life after working like mad since I was 16 (more likely its because of it). As a number of folks have said in the past "it was time".You will get some g...
by reggiesimpson
Fri Feb 27, 2015 8:59 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Foreign film night recommendations.
Replies: 124
Views: 6470

Re: Foreign film night recommendations.

The Cuckoo.
Unique in that the three main characters speak three different languages. The foibles of such miscommunication make for a fascinating interplay of humanness. Fortunately the subtitles keep you tuned in.
by reggiesimpson
Mon Feb 16, 2015 8:17 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How to interact with medical establishment
Replies: 48
Views: 3078

Re: How to interact with medical establishment

On further thought maybe the nurse didn't get the raise she wanted and she is sabotaging the practice? Yes it does happen. Either way you need to move on.
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by reggiesimpson
Sun Feb 15, 2015 7:32 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Maintenance free landscaping a front yard
Replies: 37
Views: 2788

Re: Maintenance free landscaping a front yard

All great advice above. Further, Japanese Zen Garden and if you must have plants try drip irrigation.
by reggiesimpson
Sun Feb 15, 2015 7:27 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Downsize, Reduce, Simplify.
Replies: 72
Views: 10003

Re: Downsize, Reduce, Simplify.

Based on your description I would say "liberated and more at ease". Go for it and don't look back.
by reggiesimpson
Sun Feb 15, 2015 7:23 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How to interact with medical establishment
Replies: 48
Views: 3078

Re: How to interact with medical establishment

Never ever had a problem like this and I am 67. Find another Doc and transfer your file. I see no need for a concierge facility.
by reggiesimpson
Sun Feb 15, 2015 7:07 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 828
Views: 116108

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Just caught "Millers Crossing" again. Forgot how good it was. The best of the Coen brothers and by far one of the best gangster movies ever. Excellent one liners, the killer says to Tom "how'd you get that fat lip?.....(response) its old but it flares up around morons"
by reggiesimpson
Thu Feb 05, 2015 2:28 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI
Replies: 713
Views: 103571

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI

Brother Iron
Sister Steel
by Dave Draper (The Blond Bomber).
by reggiesimpson
Thu Feb 05, 2015 10:38 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: What was your financial situation before having first child?
Replies: 34
Views: 2853

Re: What was your financial situation before having first ch

It was improving in leaps and bounds because I worked 7 days a week so I wouldn't have the stress of not having enough money to pay all the bills associated with having and raising children.
Sounds to me like you will be fine.
by reggiesimpson
Tue Feb 03, 2015 6:55 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Approaching 50...What to expect?
Replies: 108
Views: 10847

Re: Approaching 50...What to expect?

Your testosterone levels are dropping (aka andropause). This is perfectly normal so don't be alarmed and do something radical about it. It can actually be liberating in many ways...............you will see for yourself!
by reggiesimpson
Sun Jan 25, 2015 8:58 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What do you drive, and why?
Replies: 249
Views: 24990

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
Sat Jan 24, 2015 8:04 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Anyone regret paying off mortgage early?
Replies: 318
Views: 40513

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 8:01 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Time for me to buy a condo?
Replies: 15
Views: 1160

Re: Time for me to buy a condo?

Why buy when you can rent.......anything.
by reggiesimpson
Sat Jan 24, 2015 7:55 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Downsize, Reduce, Simplify.
Replies: 72
Views: 10003

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
Wed Jan 21, 2015 9:05 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 828
Views: 116108

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 4:19 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: I'm thinking about making very large 529 contributions ASAP
Replies: 76
Views: 6471

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 4:13 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 828
Views: 116108

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 4:09 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: 7 nights- Scotland or Ireland?
Replies: 31
Views: 2110

Re: 7 nights- Scotland or Ireland?

Thats easy.
Ireland of course.
by reggiesimpson
Mon Jan 12, 2015 5:25 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Time for a new dentist?
Replies: 38
Views: 4399

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
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: 6190

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
Mon Jan 05, 2015 5:22 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What do you drive, and why?
Replies: 249
Views: 24990

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
Sun Jan 04, 2015 10:37 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Car shuts off while driving - death, dealers, & liability
Replies: 47
Views: 5263

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
Tue Dec 30, 2014 5:35 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Selling a car privately
Replies: 23
Views: 3001

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 5:28 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: What would you have done differently when retiring?
Replies: 116
Views: 13410

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 3:49 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Engaged - marriage penalty & other practical concerns
Replies: 50
Views: 4272

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 3:41 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: What would you have done differently when retiring?
Replies: 116
Views: 13410

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 3:26 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What did you enjoy spending money on this year?
Replies: 92
Views: 6320

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

Rented a condo before buying......................glad we rented!
by reggiesimpson
Tue Dec 30, 2014 3:24 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 828
Views: 116108

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Strangers When We Meet.
Kim Novak...............hot, hot, hot!
by reggiesimpson
Tue Dec 30, 2014 3:19 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI
Replies: 713
Views: 103571

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
Mon Dec 22, 2014 7:01 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How do you define "being rich"?
Replies: 127
Views: 9812

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 6:55 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Gift to Yourself
Replies: 37
Views: 5320

Re: Gift to Yourself

Aurora by iWinks. A lucid dream machine.
by reggiesimpson
Mon Dec 22, 2014 6:52 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI
Replies: 713
Views: 103571

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI

Ripped by Clarence Bass (for the third time).
by reggiesimpson
Mon Dec 22, 2014 6:51 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Do you travel with friends?
Replies: 53
Views: 5593

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 6:47 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 828
Views: 116108

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 6:42 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Documentaries to recommend?
Replies: 138
Views: 16875

Re: Documentaries to recommend?

The Fog of War
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: 20941

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 12, 2014 3:07 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What is the best meal you've had at a restaurant?
Replies: 88
Views: 7617

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

Fried green tomatoes...Deans in Cary N.C.
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: 7943

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 11:19 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Favorite nonfiction books
Replies: 117
Views: 11093

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
Wed Nov 26, 2014 12:23 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What are your plans for Thanksgiving Day?
Replies: 6
Views: 640

Re: What are your plans for Thanksgiving Day?

Needle my brother in law!
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: 314
Views: 52477

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 12:03 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Paying my parents a salary not to touch their nest egg
Replies: 50
Views: 4723

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 11:59 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Random life events
Replies: 34
Views: 3051

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
Fri Nov 21, 2014 4:11 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: 529 Plan - when to stop contributing?
Replies: 15
Views: 2109

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 4:06 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What do you splurge on?
Replies: 237
Views: 25925

Re: What do you splurge on?

Cialis
by reggiesimpson
Wed Nov 19, 2014 4:50 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Winter Coat
Replies: 65
Views: 8286

Re: Winter Coat

I recently discovered Costco for shirts, sneakers, socks,and slacks. Had nice coats also.

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