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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: 8022

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: 3467

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: 3235

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: 2526

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: 2008
Views: 517258

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: 1288

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: 6070

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: 12880

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: 14815

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: 9078

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: 52
Views: 3648

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: 2089
Views: 511303

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: 3569

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: 7248

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: 1107

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: 2008
Views: 517258

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: 1107

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: 10177

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: 10177

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: 9146

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: 2008
Views: 517258

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: 2008
Views: 517258

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: 32355

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: 3973

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: 3973

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: 2008
Views: 517258

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: 4942

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: 60730

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: 6063

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: 6063

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: 6063

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: 9468

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...
by reggiesimpson
Fri Apr 22, 2016 9:11 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 2089
Views: 511303

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Re watched The Revenant tonight. The opening scene gave me shades of the beginning of Saving Private Ryan circa 1823. Chilling.
by reggiesimpson
Fri Apr 22, 2016 9:01 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How To Stay Motivated in Employment When You Might Have Enough?
Replies: 71
Views: 9468

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 ...
by reggiesimpson
Fri Apr 22, 2016 8:38 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: A Month in Manhattan
Replies: 87
Views: 6063

Re: A Month in Manhattan

tadamsmar wrote:I went to a Late Show taping. Tickets are free at showclix.com.
.


Thanks tadamsmar we will definitely hit the show.
Is Johnny Carson still the host?
by reggiesimpson
Thu Apr 21, 2016 7:23 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: A Month in Manhattan
Replies: 87
Views: 6063

Re: A Month in Manhattan

Rockaway: You could take the A train there, but it’s more interesting to take the 7 train from Grand Central heading for Flushing. This subway line comes above ground in Long Island City, Queens, an old industrial neighborhood now being filled with huge new apartment towers. Get off at 61st St. Woo...
by reggiesimpson
Thu Apr 21, 2016 7:06 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: A Month in Manhattan
Replies: 87
Views: 6063

Re: A Month in Manhattan

A quick tourist tutorial on visiting NYC..... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8LmPBPWHJu4 ^^^^^ The most useful advice Also, if a cab's top light is on that means you can get into it. If it's not on, don't try to hail it. Have fun! Oh? I thought they didn't stop cuz I looked too threatening! Thanks...
by reggiesimpson
Wed Apr 20, 2016 6:51 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Anyone done a Mature Driver Course for Insurance discount
Replies: 11
Views: 864

Re: Anyone done a Mature Driver Course for Insurance discount

Yup
If you have the time just do it. Worth it.
And you will learn some new stuff!
by reggiesimpson
Wed Apr 20, 2016 7:33 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: A Month in Manhattan
Replies: 87
Views: 6063

Re: A Month in Manhattan

The US Open will playing during the last two weeks of August. If you are a tennis fan, it will require advanced ticket purchase to get into the big stadiums. I got general admission ticket and walked the grounds. The Flushing Meadows Park is beautiful. Tons of great Chinese food in Queens as well. ...
by reggiesimpson
Wed Apr 20, 2016 7:29 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: A Month in Manhattan
Replies: 87
Views: 6063

Re: A Month in Manhattan

The US Open will playing during the last two weeks of August. If you are a tennis fan, it will require advanced ticket purchase to get into the big stadiums. I got general admission ticket and walked the grounds. The Flushing Meadows Park is beautiful. Tons of great Chinese food in Queens as well. ...
by reggiesimpson
Wed Apr 20, 2016 7:26 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: A Month in Manhattan
Replies: 87
Views: 6063

Re: A Month in Manhattan

When you visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art, note that the signs at the ticket booths indicate "Suggested" admission prices. Since you may want to return several times during your month stay, there is no need to follow their suggestion of $20 per adult. Just sayin'. 2b2 Thanks 2b2 Yes $...
by reggiesimpson
Tue Apr 19, 2016 8:12 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Why am I still scared ? Is it actually normal ?
Replies: 61
Views: 8445

Re: Why am I still scared ? Is it actually normal ?

I am still chuckling at your first sentence as I said exactly the same to myself many years ago. Yes you are quite normal and some paranoia is healthy. Your doing well and you will continue to do well but resting on your laurels is not a part of the human makeup. So keep worrying, working, saving an...
by reggiesimpson
Tue Apr 19, 2016 1:34 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: How to protect kids from losing inheritance in case of a divorce
Replies: 29
Views: 4742

Re: How to protect kids from losing inheritance in case of a divorce

We are presently in the same position as the OP. While Trusts can protect the inheritance after death its the gifts to our children during our lifetime that we are primarily concerned about. Gifting without protection can actually incentivize their spouse to divorce your child! The need for a prenup...
by reggiesimpson
Mon Apr 18, 2016 6:19 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How To Stay Motivated in Employment When You Might Have Enough?
Replies: 71
Views: 9468

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

I retired at 62 so that's quite a bit older than you. I had enough several years prior. I kept going for a few more years just to make sure I had enough. I have no regrets and never suffer recriminations for not doing something "productive" in retirement. I was "productive" since...
by reggiesimpson
Mon Apr 18, 2016 7:22 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: A Month in Manhattan
Replies: 87
Views: 6063

Re: A Month in Manhattan

[quote="Patricio"]Walking / Boat Tours If you want to get off the beaten track, I’d recommend the tours given (separately) by Kevin Walsh and Mitch Waxman. Kevin Walsh has a deep knowledge of the history and infrastructure of the city; he’s written a book called Forgotten New York. He goes...
by reggiesimpson
Mon Apr 18, 2016 7:13 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: A Month in Manhattan
Replies: 87
Views: 6063

Re: A Month in Manhattan

When you visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art, note that the signs at the ticket booths indicate "Suggested" admission prices. Since you may want to return several times during your month stay, there is no need to follow their suggestion of $20 per adult. Just sayin'. 2b2 Thanks 2b2 Yes $...
by reggiesimpson
Mon Apr 18, 2016 7:12 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: A Month in Manhattan
Replies: 87
Views: 6063

Re: A Month in Manhattan

Well as someone who has had in-laws for Over 30 years - who live north of 86th- I have Never had a problem visiting them ( or staying in their 4 M condo)! Yes, 86th St is hardly a dividing line and there are a lot of very nice areas well north. Somewhat depends on which avenue (i.e., how far east o...
by reggiesimpson
Sun Apr 17, 2016 4:18 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: A Month in Manhattan
Replies: 87
Views: 6063

Re: A Month in Manhattan

Someone mentioned Grant's Tomb - In July or August: free Jazzmobile jazz concerts at 7 pm every week day. Wednesdays at Grant's Tomb, Fridays in Marcus Garvey Park, aso. Listen to jazz in the company of people who actually understand or even helped create it. Only in NY/America... Take a blanket or...
by reggiesimpson
Sun Apr 17, 2016 4:15 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: A Month in Manhattan
Replies: 87
Views: 6063

Re: A Month in Manhattan

[quote="Grt2bOutdoors"]Like gold, lots of it? Make reservations to take a tour of of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York located at 33 Liberty Street, 3 short blocks from the New York Stock Exchange. Interesting stuff.[/quote Excellent suggestion. I remember Bett Midler taking payment for...

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