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by reggiesimpson
Tue Sep 26, 2017 4:03 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Do you avoid risky adventures once you have the money?
Replies: 71
Views: 4193

Re: Do you avoid risky adventures once you have the money?

I raced in the Baja 1000 when i was 62 (if thats old?). Death and injuries are not unheard of. It had little to do with how much money i had and everything to do with it being at the top of my bucket list. Go for it!
by reggiesimpson
Tue Sep 26, 2017 3:55 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 3019
Views: 885269

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

The Vietnam War. I initially saw it as too "Burns formulaic" in production but decided to stick with it. Glad i did. The emotional impact is harrowing if you lived through that era as i and many millions alive today have. It brought back the raw emotions that era engendered no matter what side of th...
by reggiesimpson
Thu Sep 14, 2017 10:11 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Hospice Support Volunteer
Replies: 6
Views: 562

Re: Hospice Support Volunteer

Thank you.
There certainly appears to be a need. If i can bring some relief to the caregivers/family and help make the patients day a little happier i will be ecstatic.
by reggiesimpson
Wed Sep 13, 2017 7:58 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Hospice Support Volunteer
Replies: 6
Views: 562

Re: Hospice Support Volunteer

Thank you.
by reggiesimpson
Wed Sep 13, 2017 7:49 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Hospice Support Volunteer
Replies: 6
Views: 562

Re: Hospice Support Volunteer

Thank you for your response. I am looking forward to it with anticipation.
by reggiesimpson
Wed Sep 13, 2017 7:23 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Hospice Support Volunteer
Replies: 6
Views: 562

Hospice Support Volunteer

I am planning on becoming a Hospice patient support volunteer for the terminally ill in their own home. I know of only one person who has done this and i appreciated their perspective. It appears that i will be giving relief to the primary caregiver for a number of hours per week and keeping the pat...
by reggiesimpson
Wed Sep 13, 2017 7:04 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Laying sod... too late in the year?
Replies: 12
Views: 1308

Re: Laying sod... too late in the year?

I always rely on the local cooperative extension folks for accurate garden questions/answers.
by reggiesimpson
Tue Sep 12, 2017 4:52 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 3019
Views: 885269

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

A Trip to Spain A great guy flick. What that means is two guys ribbing each other by verbally insulting one other while impersonating famous actors. Add in terrific scenery and high end restaurant locations plus add a solid dose of middle aged angst and you will be taken on a fun trip. Remember.......
by reggiesimpson
Sun Sep 10, 2017 5:42 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Non-fiction bucket list
Replies: 110
Views: 9559

Re: Non-fiction bucket list

1. With the Old Breed on Peleliu and Okinawa by E Sledge. By far and away the finest book written about those island battles in WW11 Pacific. Told by a Marine who was there. Harrowing. 2. Ivans War by C Merridale. What the Russian soldier went through in WW11. Enlightening. 3. A Woman in Berlin by A...
by reggiesimpson
Sun Sep 10, 2017 5:16 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI
Replies: 2621
Views: 836937

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI

Between Them.....Remembering My Parents by Ford.
Particularly poignant if you are of a certain age (senior citizen), grew up with loving parents and seriously miss them now that they have passed.
Spoiler alert.....yes the tears will roll.
by reggiesimpson
Sun Sep 10, 2017 5:04 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 3019
Views: 885269

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

A Trip to Spain A great guy flick. What that means is two guys ribbing each other by verbally insulting one other while impersonating famous actors. Add in terrific scenery and high end restaurant locations plus add a solid dose of middle aged angst and you will be taken on a fun trip. Remember........
by reggiesimpson
Thu Aug 17, 2017 12:08 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Anyone planning on never retiring?
Replies: 138
Views: 10560

Re: Anyone planning on never retiring?

One of the primary reasons I retired 8 years ago at 62 was because I saw it as a terrific adventure. Not the slow decay that so many like to equate it with. To some degree I consider people who keep working when they don't have to as being afraid. Afraid of the unknown. Afraid of thinking outside th...
by reggiesimpson
Fri Jun 30, 2017 7:04 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI
Replies: 2621
Views: 836937

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI

I am a WWII freak and the only books I read (aside from investing books) are historical accounts from the WWII era. I probably read 10 -12 historical books a year on the subject. I just finished one of the best true accounts of what life was like for the average family in Germany in the 1940s as th...
by reggiesimpson
Thu Jun 29, 2017 5:31 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Bogleheads: Please help me pick a new car
Replies: 81
Views: 7680

Re: Bogleheads: Please help me pick a new car

Your son is driving it in 4 years?
Ford Explorer.
by reggiesimpson
Thu Jun 29, 2017 5:25 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI
Replies: 2621
Views: 836937

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI

Old School
by Bill O'reilly.
Gone but certainly not forgotten.
by reggiesimpson
Fri May 05, 2017 2:22 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Motor Home
Replies: 33
Views: 3994

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: 13603

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: 236
Views: 56004

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: 236
Views: 56004

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: 2619

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: 6307

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: 2674

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: 3139

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: 4913

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: 4011

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: 18817

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: 13443

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: 11499

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: 7827

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: 97047

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: 3015

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: 3019
Views: 885269

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: 9429

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: 4431

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: 4086

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: 3250

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: 2621
Views: 836937

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: 1612

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: 7710

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: 15346

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: 18980

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: 10606

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: 95
Views: 9164

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: 3019
Views: 885269

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: 4853

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: 9702

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: 1468

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: 2621
Views: 836937

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: 1468

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...