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by reggiesimpson
Tue Apr 26, 2016 5:13 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Dealing with the "waiting game"
Replies: 26
Views: 3270

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: 355
Views: 47977

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: 4670

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: 4670

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: 4670

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: 7718

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: 1559
Views: 315713

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: 7718

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: 4670

Re: A Month in Manhattan

tadamsmar wrote:I went to a Late Show taping. Tickets are free at showclix.com.
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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: 4670

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: 4670

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: 617

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: 4670

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: 4670

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: 4670

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: 59
Views: 6413

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: 25
Views: 3158

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: 7718

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: 4670

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: 4670

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: 4670

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: 4670

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: 4670

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...
by reggiesimpson
Sun Apr 17, 2016 3:41 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: A Month in Manhattan
Replies: 87
Views: 4670

Re: A Month in Manhattan

You've gotten great suggestions for New York. The only thing I have to add is that if you are there for a month and you're not from the East Coast you may want to do some day trips in the area. If you have not been, I would suggest a day trip (by Amtrak train) or even an overnight trip to Philadelp...
by reggiesimpson
Sun Apr 17, 2016 10:21 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: A Month in Manhattan
Replies: 87
Views: 4670

Re: A Month in Manhattan

jridger2011 wrote:Don't forget the famous Lincoln Center: http://www.lincolncenter.org/calendar


Thanks jridger.
I'm Irish and I need all the class I can get!
by reggiesimpson
Sun Apr 17, 2016 10:19 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: A Month in Manhattan
Replies: 87
Views: 4670

Re: A Month in Manhattan

[quote="Carlton"]A quick tourist tutorial on visiting NYC.....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8LmPBPWHJu4[/quot

Thanks Carlton.
Just had a peek at this tutorial and emailed to my outlaws (err I mean inlaws). Their all Italian.
by reggiesimpson
Sun Apr 17, 2016 10:13 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: A Month in Manhattan
Replies: 87
Views: 4670

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. There...
by reggiesimpson
Sun Apr 17, 2016 10:04 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: A Month in Manhattan
Replies: 87
Views: 4670

Re: A Month in Manhattan

NYC is above all a walking city - one of the most walk-able in the world. Depending on your health and a good pair of shoes - here are some of the better known walking tours of NYC. They will give you a good idea of where you want to go and where you want to spend more time: If you were staying a f...
by reggiesimpson
Sun Apr 17, 2016 9:59 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: A Month in Manhattan
Replies: 87
Views: 4670

Re: A Month in Manhattan

Shakespeare in the Park. Isamo Noguchi museum and Socrates Sculpture Park (next to each other) on the East River. Snug Harbor Cultural Center in Staten Island (free ferry ride from South Ferry, then a short city bus ride). Governor's Island - free bike rental in the am. Before walking the Highline,...
by reggiesimpson
Sun Apr 17, 2016 8:09 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Postnuptial agreement for Physician
Replies: 94
Views: 5970

Re: Postnuptial agreement for Physician

As I suggested earlier you need legal advice to understand where you are at with any decision you make. The rate of divorce is horrendous no matter how you look at it. When you married without a prenup you told your wife that its okay for the state to determine the outcome if a divorce occurs. You y...
by reggiesimpson
Sun Apr 17, 2016 6:45 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: A Month in Manhattan
Replies: 87
Views: 4670

Re: A Month in Manhattan

Nearby in Manhattan Carl Shurz Park is small but delightful; it's at the east end of 86th street http://www.carlschurzparknyc.org/ Some Brooklyn Favorites Brooklyn Bridge Park http://www.brooklynbridgepark.org/ Adjoining one another: Brooklyn Botanic Garden and Brooklyn Museum https://www.brooklynm...
by reggiesimpson
Sun Apr 17, 2016 6:43 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: A Month in Manhattan
Replies: 87
Views: 4670

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 6:40 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: A Month in Manhattan
Replies: 87
Views: 4670

Re: A Month in Manhattan

gkaplan wrote:New York Public Library


I just took a look at photos outside the library. Looks like a great place to not only visit but to sit on the steps, read, have a coffee and bagel on a Sunday morning and people watch. Great suggestion.
Thanks gkaplan
by reggiesimpson
Sun Apr 17, 2016 6:34 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: A Month in Manhattan
Replies: 87
Views: 4670

Re: A Month in Manhattan

Come to Elmhurst Ave on the R train (neighbors Jackson Htrs) for the best Thai food (about 7 small restaurants in the area and a Thai wat in the area where all are welcome. Philippino in Woodside on Roosevelt Ave near 63rd Street (other side of Jackson Hts). Also a good Indian restaurant in Woodsid...
by reggiesimpson
Sun Apr 17, 2016 6:28 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: A Month in Manhattan
Replies: 87
Views: 4670

Re: A Month in Manhattan

I would look to join the YMCA to work out. It isn't too far from you. Also, don't miss the restaurant soccorat. There are three locations. You can google it. My favorite in the city. Better than Per Se. Excellent suggestion. Haven't been to the Y in decades but always enjoyed them. Didn't know it w...
by reggiesimpson
Sun Apr 17, 2016 6:25 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: A Month in Manhattan
Replies: 87
Views: 4670

Re: A Month in Manhattan

I love wandering around neighborhoods: Nolita, noho, lower east side, east village, west village, tribeca, meatpacking district and Chelsea market. Shows such as Beautiful and book of Mormon. I am seeing Hamilton at last next month (bought orchestra seats 9/1/15). I had a great birthday dinner at G...
by reggiesimpson
Sun Apr 17, 2016 6:20 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: A Month in Manhattan
Replies: 87
Views: 4670

Re: A Month in Manhattan

For a real treat, take the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) out of Penn Station for a one day trip to Fire Island http://web.mta.info/lirr/getaways/beach/OceanBeach.htm The package for $32.75/each covers your round trip LIRR train ticket, get off in Bay Shore, taxi to the Fire Island Ferry, and the rou...
by reggiesimpson
Sun Apr 17, 2016 6:16 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: A Month in Manhattan
Replies: 87
Views: 4670

Re: A Month in Manhattan

Use the Subway as much as possible. Even if it looks close on the map you'll want to take a subway or bus to get as close as possible. That will save you a lot of walking. Since you are both 65 and older you qualify for reduced fares, so you can get a 30-day unlimited ride card for $58.25 each. And...
by reggiesimpson
Sun Apr 17, 2016 6:10 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: A Month in Manhattan
Replies: 87
Views: 4670

Re: A Month in Manhattan

Walk from E. 86th St to 5th Avenue, down to E. 81st St and visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art - you could spend a day in there alone, there is so much to see. You can enter Central Park at E. 79th Street and 5th Ave, cross the park to Central Park West and W. 80th St and visit the Museum of Natur...
by reggiesimpson
Sat Apr 16, 2016 7:38 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: A Month in Manhattan
Replies: 87
Views: 4670

Re: A Month in Manhattan

Lots of good suggestions here. I won't repeat them. NYC flea markets offer interesting excuses to explore the neighborhoods: http://www.timeout.com/newyork/shopping/best-flea-markets Walking the highline on a nice morning/afternoon: http://www.thehighline.org/ Do explore the neighborhoods. Sounds l...
by reggiesimpson
Sat Apr 16, 2016 7:36 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: A Month in Manhattan
Replies: 87
Views: 4670

Re: A Month in Manhattan

Use the Subway as much as possible. Even if it looks close on the map you'll want to take a subway or bus to get as close as possible. That will save you a lot of walking. Since you are both 65 and older you qualify for reduced fares, so you can get a 30-day unlimited ride card for $58.25 each. And...
by reggiesimpson
Sat Apr 16, 2016 7:25 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: A Month in Manhattan
Replies: 87
Views: 4670

Re: A Month in Manhattan

I'm sure you can figure all the places you want to visit from guidebooks, etc. I would only add that if there is something that is typically sold out or if tickets will become available months before you go, then you should get set up to get those tickets unless you are happy with scalpers. For ins...
by reggiesimpson
Sat Apr 16, 2016 7:23 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: A Month in Manhattan
Replies: 87
Views: 4670

Re: A Month in Manhattan

In a previous job, I would go to NYC 3x/year for business and always tried to piggy back a couple days before or after. I tried to do different things each time. It really depends on what you're into. But with a month, you have time to integrate into the culture. Where I live, there's not a ton of ...
by reggiesimpson
Sat Apr 16, 2016 7:14 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: A Month in Manhattan
Replies: 87
Views: 4670

Re: A Month in Manhattan

Where to start? It would help to know your interests. Food, for sure (Jackson Heights will let you check off several cuisines in a visit) Free museum hours?? http://www.nycgo.com/articles/free-nyc-museums I fancy the City of New York, Museum (Central Park West) and the transit museum. Check to see ...
by reggiesimpson
Sat Apr 16, 2016 6:47 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: A Month in Manhattan
Replies: 87
Views: 4670

Re: A Month in Manhattan

Can you disclaim the gift and allow it to pass to your children? :happy That would be my inclination. Gill I am disinclined to further express my already magnanimous generosity to the furtherance of my childrens magnanimous and incredibly fortunate lives as a result of the inherited genetic predisp...
by reggiesimpson
Sat Apr 16, 2016 6:22 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: A Month in Manhattan
Replies: 87
Views: 4670

Re: A Month in Manhattan

adamthesmythe wrote:The Cloisters (a branch of the Met) may not be the first thing you think of but is well worth a subway ride.

Thanks. Its now on the list!
by reggiesimpson
Sat Apr 16, 2016 6:21 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: A Month in Manhattan
Replies: 87
Views: 4670

Re: A Month in Manhattan

Lower East Side Tenement Museum is one of my favorite small museums I saw a book once covering all the ethnic food enclaves in the 5 boroughs. Can't remember the title but it covered every food imaginable. Korean, Uzbek, Jewish, Ethiopipan, Senegalese, and on and on. If I had a month in NYC I would...
by reggiesimpson
Sat Apr 16, 2016 6:03 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: A Month in Manhattan
Replies: 87
Views: 4670

Re: A Month in Manhattan

Central Park, museums, restaurants from Harlem to Chinatown in manhattan to other boroughs like Brooklyn and Queens, Yankees/Mets, World Trade Center Memorial, Statue of Liberty, and plenty of other stuff. Just take your time since summer is pretty hot in NYC. Thank you. Much appreciated. As Woody ...
by reggiesimpson
Sat Apr 16, 2016 5:43 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Postnuptial agreement for Physician
Replies: 94
Views: 5970

Re: Postnuptial agreement for Physician

1. Get solid legal advice regarding the state you folks live in. Do this now. 2. Take the advice and and formulate a plan to divorce post hast. Admit you made a terrible error by not formulating and demanding a prenup well in advance of marriage as that would have allayed your well founded fears. 3...
by reggiesimpson
Sat Apr 16, 2016 5:39 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: A Month in Manhattan
Replies: 87
Views: 4670

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.

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