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by reggiesimpson
Fri May 05, 2017 2:22 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Motor Home
Replies: 33
Views: 3528

Re: Motor Home

Google topretirements. They have an extensive series about RVing along with its trials and tribulations.
by reggiesimpson
Mon Apr 10, 2017 7:27 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: You can never go "home" - retirement
Replies: 85
Views: 12487

Re: You can never do "home" - retirement

Had the opportunity of buying back the home I grew up in. Thought about it for 15 minutes and decided against it. You cant go home again. I would be living in a permanent memory and the goal of life (at least mine) is to move forward and experience the new.
by reggiesimpson
Tue Mar 28, 2017 6:49 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: My New Car Buying Tips
Replies: 218
Views: 47769

Re: My New Car Buying Tips

I shopped a new Toyota Camry personally at local Toyota dealers during the "sales" season as the new cars were coming out. I then went to True car and shopped out of state for the same loaded camry. The savings was beyond bizarre. I am done haggling personally with dealers. What state do ...
by reggiesimpson
Fri Mar 24, 2017 5:39 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: My New Car Buying Tips
Replies: 218
Views: 47769

Re: My New Car Buying Tips

I shopped a new Toyota Camry personally at local Toyota dealers during the "sales" season as the new cars were coming out. I then went to True car and shopped out of state for the same loaded camry. The savings was beyond bizarre. I am done haggling personally with dealers.
by reggiesimpson
Fri Mar 24, 2017 5:33 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Winter Travel
Replies: 29
Views: 2140

Re: Winter Travel

Wherever its the warmest.
2nd choice . Whoever has the biggest house.
by reggiesimpson
Fri Mar 24, 2017 5:28 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What to do with $100???
Replies: 78
Views: 5570

Re: What to do with $100???

Invest it in a Target Dated Fund in your IRA due when you are 59.5. Then splurge reminding yourself of the very smart decision you made 22.5 years ago.
by reggiesimpson
Fri Mar 24, 2017 4:50 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Pretirement
Replies: 18
Views: 2177

Re: Pretirement

Follow the old adage "make so much money it doesn't matter". Don't "pre retire". Keep working your butt off and bank as much money as possible then retire full time. Retirement doesn't need practice. It needs money.
by reggiesimpson
Wed Mar 22, 2017 7:27 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Where's the sweet spot in the cost/benefit curve for floor speakers?
Replies: 40
Views: 2808

Re: Where's the sweet spot in the cost/benefit curve for floor speakers?

Well this is what I did many years ago in making a decision between the big stand up speakers vs same smaller wall mount (Celestion) at about half that price. I went to an audio store and had both speakers set up and then played Sade "Smooth Operator" back to back on both sets of speakers....
by reggiesimpson
Thu Jan 12, 2017 8:13 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Early Retirement in Mexico, Healthcare
Replies: 26
Views: 4626

Re: Early Retirement in Mexico, Healthcare

Check out the site topretirements for further details on Mx retirement and healthcare.
by reggiesimpson
Thu Jan 12, 2017 8:08 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Where Can a Self-Supporting Retiree Move?
Replies: 32
Views: 3758

Re: Where Can a Self-Supporting Retiree Move?

An old friend (69yo with your assets) just moved to Bankok Thailand . Happy as a clam. Why? Because there he is a King while here he is invisible!
by reggiesimpson
Thu Jan 12, 2017 8:00 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Best Financial Moves You've Made
Replies: 141
Views: 17613

Re: Best Financial Moves You've Made

Worked my butt off.
Saved saved saved.....far more than I spend.
Paid cash for everything thus avoided debt.
by reggiesimpson
Mon Dec 26, 2016 3:58 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: At what age, income, and NW would you buy a $50k car?
Replies: 174
Views: 12375

Re: At what age, income, and NW would you buy a $50k car?

I'm 69yo and just bought a used corvette for $58,000 (new $75,000). My income and net worth could support buying a new vette but like I said at the beginning i'm 69.
And still cheap........er frugal.
by reggiesimpson
Mon Dec 26, 2016 3:49 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How to get rid of your belly........
Replies: 82
Views: 10625

Re: How to get rid of your belly........

See if your insurance will cover a weight loss program/gym membership etc. If you are diabetic or elderly they may also contribute to a program. Then make it a way of life and never stop.
by reggiesimpson
Tue Dec 20, 2016 5:52 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Grocery cart rolls into side of car, dent, scratched
Replies: 92
Views: 7067

Re: Grccery cart rolls into side of car, dent, scratched

Just went thru the exact same scenario last month. Unless you can prove one of their employees did it you are out of luck. Shop elsewhere.
by reggiesimpson
Thu Dec 15, 2016 6:40 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What temperature for house for long winter absence?
Replies: 70
Views: 89972

Re: What temperature for house for long winter absence?

All good advice above.
Be sure and leave some faucets open as you slowly turn the water main back on to avoid "shocking" the plumbing system.
by reggiesimpson
Thu Dec 15, 2016 6:35 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Warm winter jacket for tall folks who are cheap?
Replies: 32
Views: 2716

Re: Warm winter jacket for tall folks who are cheap?

Find the biggest Thrift Store/Hospital Thrift etc around and I suspect you will find a large selection of tall coats at very reasonable and decent condition. Get it cleaned if it gives you the heebie jeebies.
by reggiesimpson
Mon Dec 12, 2016 7:34 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 2673
Views: 730027

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Sexy Beast.
An offbeat film with Ben Kingsley in a particularly sinister role. Excellent.
by reggiesimpson
Wed Nov 16, 2016 6:44 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Cannot get myself to spend my savings
Replies: 75
Views: 8832

Re: Cannot get myself to spend my savings

Not an uncommon question here on BH. I have been in the same boat for some time and this is my answer. I enjoy being "wealthy" 24/7. Obviously being wealthy is different for everyone but you seem to be there. Enjoy experiences yes but owning more stuff well .....not so much. Be happy knowi...
by reggiesimpson
Wed Nov 02, 2016 7:06 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Estate Attorney Question
Replies: 32
Views: 4006

Re: Estate Attorney Question

Take a read of "Beyond the Grave" by Condon and Condon.
Highly recommended by BH and read my myself several years ago. A good read with many practical examples of what can go wrong with estates. You are probably in there....I was.
by reggiesimpson
Wed Nov 02, 2016 7:00 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Personal Finance Question for the Retired
Replies: 27
Views: 3740

Re: Personal Finance Question for the Retired

DW 66 and DH 69 and retired 7 years. In general our expenditures are dropping largely because we eat/drink out far less and what we make at home is low calorie and highly nutritious (and cheap). We used to spend many thousands annually entertaining ourselves going out to restaurants.....no more. I h...
by reggiesimpson
Mon Oct 17, 2016 5:04 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: retire early and move to UK?
Replies: 22
Views: 2961

Re: retire early and move to UK?

Check out the couple at homefreeadventures. You make like their mode of travel.
by reggiesimpson
Thu Oct 06, 2016 4:39 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI
Replies: 2314
Views: 688231

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI

SPQR by Mary Beard.
A different look at the Roman empire sans military conquests and more in depth Roman society. So far so good.
by reggiesimpson
Sat Oct 01, 2016 6:11 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Have you ever bought a new car from a dealer?
Replies: 20
Views: 1468

Re: Have you ever bought a new car from a dealer?

I just bought a new car using True car (thanks BH). I saved many thousands of dollars. As a result I will never personally go to a dealer again only through True car.
by reggiesimpson
Fri Sep 30, 2016 5:17 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Where/how do Bogleheads get their tires inflated?
Replies: 97
Views: 6882

Re: Where/how do Bogleheads get their tires inflated?

Portable car air compressor. Life saver.
by reggiesimpson
Fri Sep 30, 2016 5:15 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What kind of car do Bogleheads like to drive?
Replies: 168
Views: 14241

Re: What kind of car do Bogleheads like to drive?

Just bought second Toyota Camry.
Used True car. Saved thousands.
by reggiesimpson
Fri Sep 30, 2016 5:09 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Does it matter what type of college one goes to?
Replies: 250
Views: 17454

Re: Does it matter what type of college one goes to?

My son was accepted to one of the top tier schools you mentioned. He chose to go to a top notch state school because they took his 19 AP credits and was far less in tuition than the "name" school. He was accepted to work in one of the worlds top 3 tech companies before he graduated. No reg...
by reggiesimpson
Thu Sep 22, 2016 5:12 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Aging and Spending
Replies: 54
Views: 10004

Re: Aging and Spending

I am 68 and retired 7 years. Happy as a clam. I am still frugal but will "indulge" myself and wife a bit more across the board. Meaning more Amazon purchases for me and more cash for her purchases.
And, oh yes, I just bought a used corvette.
by reggiesimpson
Tue Sep 06, 2016 3:23 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Hearing aid 101
Replies: 78
Views: 6696

Re: Hearing aid 101

Amazon Lifeear brand behind the ear $740 for 2 ( left and right ). Adjustable for sound and environment. Return within 30 days if not pleased for full refund. Tried the $4500 pair both behind the ear and inside ear, tried the Costco $2000+ in the ear etc. My Amazon cheapos are the best hands down.
by reggiesimpson
Sat Sep 03, 2016 7:14 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 2673
Views: 730027

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Hell or High Water.
Terrific.
by reggiesimpson
Sat Sep 03, 2016 7:12 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Favorite Vegan Products
Replies: 57
Views: 4442

Re: Favorite Vegan Products

Fitness Bread at Wild by Nature. Delicious and healthy bread.
by reggiesimpson
Sat Sep 03, 2016 7:06 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Frustrated Losing Weight!
Replies: 131
Views: 8709

Re: Frustrated Losing Weight!

The endocrinologist treating your diabetes has access to a dietician regarding a diabetic diet.
They will probably be covered by your insurance as well. Go see one.
by reggiesimpson
Sat Aug 27, 2016 9:44 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Route suggestions around New York
Replies: 16
Views: 1336

Re: Route suggestions around New York

Consider taking I-278 across Verranzano-Narrows Bridge to Brooklyn-Long Island to I-495 to NY 25 to the Orient Point Ferry (need reservations) to New London CT and on to Newport. I have done and enjoyed that way. Use Waze! Karl V Agreed Further. There are two routes on the north fork of Long Island...
by reggiesimpson
Sat Aug 27, 2016 9:26 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI
Replies: 2314
Views: 688231

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI

I find myself reading 5 books at the same time. Moscow 1941. The horrendous siege of Moscow in WW11 Ivans War (a re-read of the Red Armys experiences in WW11) Cairo in the War 1939 to 1945 Spring Chicken. A lighter look at the human longevity issue. Blue Water Vagabond. Just finishing this young man...
by reggiesimpson
Sat Aug 27, 2016 9:12 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Route suggestions around New York
Replies: 16
Views: 1336

Re: Route suggestions around New York

Consider taking I-278 across Verranzano-Narrows Bridge to Brooklyn-Long Island to I-495 to NY 25 to the Orient Point Ferry (need reservations) to New London CT and on to Newport. I have done and enjoyed that way. Use Waze! Karl V Agreed Further. There are two routes on the north fork of Long Island...
by reggiesimpson
Fri Aug 26, 2016 7:57 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Favorite Restaurant Stop on Road Trips
Replies: 142
Views: 11849

Re: Favorite Restaurant Stop on Road Trips

...few miles north of the entrance to the Chesapeake Bay Bridge in VA. Its inside in back of the Exxon gas station! For the record, you mean the "Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel ". That's official name. Not the " Chesapeake Bay Bridge ". Which is a totally different bridge. Not in ...
by reggiesimpson
Thu Aug 25, 2016 9:34 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Favorite Restaurant Stop on Road Trips
Replies: 142
Views: 11849

Re: Favorite Restaurant Stop on Road Trips

Stingrays.......aka chez Exxon.
A few miles north of the entrance to the Chesapeake Bay Bridge in VA. Its inside in back of the Exxon gas station!
Don't let that stop you.
by reggiesimpson
Sat Aug 13, 2016 4:26 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Are you on Facebook?
Replies: 144
Views: 10680

Re: Are you on Facebook?

Nowizard wrote:Not on Facebook or other social media such as LinkedIn. This results in a rather short on-line profile with most entries relating to a professional office.........One that closed several years ago.

Tim


Ditto
by reggiesimpson
Thu Aug 11, 2016 3:21 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI
Replies: 2314
Views: 688231

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI

Moscow 1941
What the Muscovites went through during the most horrendous battle of WW11.
by reggiesimpson
Thu Aug 11, 2016 3:03 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI
Replies: 2314
Views: 688231

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI

Moscow 1941
What the Muscovites went through during the most horrendous battle of WW11.
by reggiesimpson
Wed Jul 06, 2016 5:48 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What kind of car are you driving?
Replies: 368
Views: 34665

Re: What kind of car are you driving?

A little red Corvette.
To the gym and back daily.
by reggiesimpson
Mon Jun 06, 2016 6:09 pm
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: D Day 72 years ago...
Replies: 48
Views: 4277

Re: D Day 72 years ago...

There was a program on TV shortly after Saving Pvt Ryan came out. It was called "Is It History or Hollywood". In one episode two American Vets of D Day were asked to review the movie. They gave it high marks for accuracy. When asked why there were so many casualties they demonstrated a dis...
by reggiesimpson
Sat Jun 04, 2016 5:36 pm
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: D Day 72 years ago...
Replies: 48
Views: 4277

Re: D Day 72 years ago...

I asked a WW11 vet to speak to my sons 8th grade class 15 years ago. The entire grade showed up with all the teachers. I asked a simple question at the end of his talk. What would have happened if we lost that war? With tears in his eyes he pointed at all the children and said........"none of y...
by reggiesimpson
Tue May 24, 2016 3:50 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI
Replies: 2314
Views: 688231

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI

Art of the Deal by Donald Trump.
A very engaging read.
by reggiesimpson
Tue Apr 26, 2016 5:13 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Dealing with the "waiting game"
Replies: 32
Views: 5069

Re: Dealing with the "waiting game"

You are on track to be FI when you are 50! Please remember that. You are suffering from the same dissatisfaction that comes with the human condition. Don't blow it. Put it on check and start thinking about the wonderful alternatives (meaning freedom) you can enjoy now and in the future knowing that ...
by reggiesimpson
Tue Apr 26, 2016 4:56 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Question for the Bogleheads Millionaires
Replies: 372
Views: 63364

Re: Question for the Bogleheads Millionaires

I haven't read the previous posts so I will give you my response based solely on your OP. The answer is straight forward. Its motivation. if you are driven (and I mean driven) you can accomplish anything. This is not a trite statement and I suspect you and anyone else can understand that. Motivation...
by reggiesimpson
Sun Apr 24, 2016 6:44 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: A Month in Manhattan
Replies: 87
Views: 6670

Re: A Month in Manhattan

My buddy is giving us (me 68yo and my wife 65yo) his apartment on the upper east side for a month this summer. As we rarely venture into NYC I am asking the more knowledgeable of BH what there is an adventurous older couple can discover about the city for our month this summer. Thanks to all. Lifel...
by reggiesimpson
Sun Apr 24, 2016 8:58 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: A Month in Manhattan
Replies: 87
Views: 6670

Re: A Month in Manhattan

Yup was just kidding. I'm old. I started watching the Tonight Show when Steve Allen was the host many moons ago.
Thanks tadamsmar.
by reggiesimpson
Sat Apr 23, 2016 5:41 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: A Month in Manhattan
Replies: 87
Views: 6670

Re: A Month in Manhattan

One more thing - food trucks make a fantastic and cheap lunch. They're usually staked out around Flatiron / East 50's / Financial District. You can track them with this website http://tweat.it/ (they also have an app). My favorites are the Taim Falafel, Lukes Lobster, and Melt truck (the first two ...
by reggiesimpson
Sat Apr 23, 2016 2:04 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How To Stay Motivated in Employment When You Might Have Enough?
Replies: 71
Views: 10056

Re: How To Stay Motivated in Employment When You Might Have Enough?

I would add to the OP that in your mid 40s that most powerful of drugs testosterone is still flying around your bloodstream and thus influencing your drives. Its profound influence on you will decrease significantly over the next ten years. So much so that your question and much more will take on a...

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