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by dsronfire
Wed Dec 18, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: [Anyone drop cable for YouTube TV?]
Replies: 127
Views: 10819

Re: [Anyone drop cable for YouTube TV?]

"How do you go back to the channel you were watching without navigating back to the actual channel, and clicking the enter button on the fire remote?" The way I currently do it is to touch back button, brings you to top menu, hit up direction and that brings you to most top of display which shows yo...
by dsronfire
Mon Apr 08, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: New homeowner wants to DIY, but disappointed today
Replies: 50
Views: 5529

Re: New homeowner wants to DIY, but disappointed today

I still remember shortly after buying my first home, cutting a hole in the bathroom ceiling to add a needed vent. I felt like I someone was going to come in and arrest me. From there I feel like I've done everything; more than I can remember. And I usually found IF I could find a contractor to do a ...
by dsronfire
Sat Apr 06, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: The "dividend preference anomaly"
Replies: 183
Views: 9789

Re: The "dividend preference anomaly"

Another of my favorite dividend stocks is PAYX. Its last dividend was $.56/sh. The ex-dividend date for that payment was 1/31. On 1/30 the first trade for PAYX was at $70/sh, the highest trade was at $71.17 and the final trade was at $71.14. The next day (1/31 -- ex day) the first trade was at $70....
by dsronfire
Fri Apr 05, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Married couples: can you have a team mentality with separate finances?
Replies: 183
Views: 9779

Re: Married couples: can you have a team mentality with separate finances?

Like many here, we're of the one-pot mindset (34 yrs. married, early retirees). So I can't offer any practical advice how to form a team when you're not a "financial" team. I do understand money can be a very large, divisive force in a marriage. So it seems logical to work through counseling so that...
by dsronfire
Thu Apr 04, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: How to replenish Bucket 1?
Replies: 15
Views: 1764

Re: How to replenish Bucket 1?

fyi, you are able to withdraw monies from an employer plan if you terminate in the year you turn 55 or later (which you state you will be 56) without incurring 10% penalty. Be careful when you say this in such certain terms. It is allowed by the IRS, but it also requires that the specific 401K plan...
by dsronfire
Thu Apr 04, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: How to replenish Bucket 1?
Replies: 15
Views: 1764

Re: How to replenish Bucket 1?

fyi, you are able to withdraw monies from an employer plan if you terminate in the year you turn 55 or later (which you state you will be 56) without incurring 10% penalty. To assure you meet the requirements, this is one site you can check (there are many others): https://www.irs.gov/retirement-pla...
by dsronfire
Mon Feb 11, 2019 11:24 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: When is a car "totalled" if not at fault?
Replies: 26
Views: 2270

Re: When is a car "totalled" if not at fault?

I've been through similar event 3 years ago. My 2003 Saab 93 was in accident and "totaled". The car avg. 10Kmi/yr. and it was a waste to junk. I got a salvage title and my mechanic "just happened" to have same car on his lot he was trying to sell. For the insurance check, I "bought" the Saab on his ...
by dsronfire
Sat Sep 08, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Selling a newish vehicle yourself, how to do it?
Replies: 61
Views: 3390

Re: Selling a newish vehicle yourself, how to do it?

If you've determined Carmax solution appeals to you; I suggest you checkout Vroom. The process was very straightforward. Fill out information online, get an offer. If you proceed, sign & return paperwork, Vroom arranges transport to pickup your vehicle. Once vehicle is on transport, net cash is wire...
by dsronfire
Tue Apr 17, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: How to handle former employer’s retirement plan
Replies: 23
Views: 2757

Re: How to handle former employer’s retirement plan

"she suggested to leave that plan because she said once I roll it into my current employer’s plan I can’t get that money out until I leave my current employer" If you terminated from previous employer in the year you turned age 55 or later, you are allowed withdrawals (if you desire) without incurri...
by dsronfire
Mon Feb 05, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Flaunt Your High-Mileage Car
Replies: 630
Views: 89224

Re: Flaunt Your High-Mileage Car

2009 Toyota Highlander, just crossed 280,000 on current roadtrip!
by dsronfire
Fri Dec 15, 2017 12:50 pm
Forum: US Chapters
Topic: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2017!
Replies: 328
Views: 76780

Re: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2017!

Hi TIA, I believe your msg should have been directed to Nicolas. These threads can be confusing :D
by dsronfire
Thu Dec 14, 2017 7:44 pm
Forum: US Chapters
Topic: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2017!
Replies: 328
Views: 76780

Re: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2017!

Gave my notice on Jan 1 2017. ER at age 54. Worked since a young lad in the fields and finished with 35 years of tech. Too much high stress on-call at the end so I decided it was time to get busy living. Spend May to Oct walking the beaches of southern Maine. Working on reducing "cold" time during t...
by dsronfire
Fri Jun 30, 2017 8:59 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Am I being unrealistic about my expectations of dividend income? Is there a better alternative?
Replies: 132
Views: 18410

Re: Am I being unrealistic about my expectations of dividend income? Is there a better alternative?

TropicThunder: There may be a chart you are looking for here: http://mebfaber.com/2016/03/10/what-you-dont-want-to-hear-about-dividend-stocks/ look at Chart 1. Web searches for similar keywords mentioned in chart will find similar charts. Note, I'm not taking any position, just attempting to provide...
by dsronfire
Sat May 06, 2017 4:45 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: A Boglehead Guide to Buying Individual Stocks
Replies: 85
Views: 9672

Re: A Boglehead Guide to Buying Individual Stocks

OP:

One tool in the box I use to analyze stocks is fastgraphs.com. You can find free tutorials on the use of the tool to determine if it may be of value to you.
by dsronfire
Thu Mar 16, 2017 6:26 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Early Retirement - what to do about healthcare?
Replies: 228
Views: 38735

Re: Early Retirement - what to do about healthcare?

One potential solution is Health Care Sharing Ministries. Suggest you perform a web search to learn more for yourself.

There a great many criteria to meet and these plans can reject you (unlike current ACA). However, if you are "healthy", etc., you may find an affordable, workable criteria. :happy