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by Oldschool
Fri Dec 27, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: High Earners - What's Your Profession?
Replies: 896
Views: 149935

Re: High Earners - What's Your Profession?

Retired Fire Chief
by Oldschool
Mon Dec 09, 2019 12:07 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Mounting a tv over the fireplace
Replies: 54
Views: 3454

Re: Mounting a tv over the fireplace

You will regret the viewing angle. Regardless of how much tv you watch. I paid good money to re-stone a fireplace that originally had a tv designed into the fireplace. I know the designers find it clever but it’s not. There is plenty of information available that describes proper viewing angle and d...
by Oldschool
Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Retirement Friendly States
Replies: 431
Views: 32036

Re: Retirement Friendly States

Born, raised and worked entire life in Southern California. Retired to Hawaii immediately. No taxes on pension in Hawaii. But money isn’t everything. Left for Montana, no sales tax and a wonderful quality of life. I've heard anecdotally that many who move to Hawaii voluntarily leave after a few yea...
by Oldschool
Tue Dec 03, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Retirement Friendly States
Replies: 431
Views: 32036

Re: Retirement Friendly States

Born, raised and worked entire life in Southern California. Retired to Hawaii immediately. No taxes on pension in Hawaii. But money isn’t everything. Left for Montana, no sales tax and a wonderful quality of life.
by Oldschool
Fri Nov 15, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Total Bond Market Index Fund
Replies: 25
Views: 2960

Re: Total Bond Market Index Fund

Retired 5 years...

VBTLX in my roll-over IRA and my taxable account.
by Oldschool
Mon Nov 04, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: [What TV Show Have You Recently Watched?]
Replies: 1924
Views: 208245

Re: [What TV Show Have You Recently Watched?]

Jack Ryan Season 2 on Amazon Prime...better than Season 1, by far.
by Oldschool
Sat Nov 02, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Do you consider pensions as part of your overall asset allocation?
Replies: 67
Views: 5638

Re: Do you consider pensions as part of your overall asset allocation?

Retired for 5 years. My pension covers our annual expenses and then some. My pension allows for higher than usual (for our age) asset allocation for investments.
by Oldschool
Mon Oct 28, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Furnace air filters
Replies: 37
Views: 3242

Re: Furnace air filters

These are the best deal around. Because so inexpensive, I change every month except July, August, September.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B016W ... UTF8&psc=1
by Oldschool
Mon Oct 14, 2019 6:53 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What workout equipment to get?
Replies: 63
Views: 5527

Re: What workout equipment to get?

It may seem expensive, but it’s priceless. The Concept2 Rowing Machine.

https://www.amazon.com/Concept2-Perform ... 230&sr=8-1
by Oldschool
Thu Oct 10, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: NY Times $1 per week digital
Replies: 41
Views: 6689

Re: NY Times $1 per week digital

Not worth a dollar
by Oldschool
Thu Oct 10, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Etiquette - [Tree] Leaves that aren’t yours
Replies: 11
Views: 1414

Re: Etiquette - Leaves that aren’t yours

Mulch them into your lawn and tell the neighbor, thank you!
by Oldschool
Fri Sep 13, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best Leaf Blower?
Replies: 70
Views: 4831

Re: Best Leaf Blower?

Stop wasting the free organic matter. Mulch mow your leaves, it feeds the soil. I don’t let a single leaf go to waste.
by Oldschool
Fri Aug 30, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Which Weber charcoal grill?
Replies: 16
Views: 1022

Re: Which Weber charcoal grill?

I’ve used this unit for three summers now. Awesome. Will buy again.

https://www.weber.com/US/en/grills/char ... =9#start=1
by Oldschool
Wed Aug 21, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Pensions and planning
Replies: 18
Views: 1136

Re: Pensions and planning

Pretend the pension doesn’t exist. Spend within your means. Invest every dime left over each month according to you AA (IRA, 457, 401, Roth).
by Oldschool
Wed Aug 14, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Cutting the Cord - NFL Network?
Replies: 65
Views: 6404

Re: Cutting the Cord - NFL Network?

Go with PlayStation Vue and Roku...
by Oldschool
Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:04 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Who cuts your hair? And for how much?
Replies: 153
Views: 11612

Re: Who cuts your hair? And for how much?

Local barber shop...charge is $16 and I give’m $20.
by Oldschool
Fri Jun 28, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: What do you hold in your IRA and Why?
Replies: 48
Views: 4147

Re: What do you hold in your IRA and Why?

75% VTSAX
25%. VBTLX
by Oldschool
Fri May 24, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Asset Allocation on 457 Plan After Retirement
Replies: 3
Views: 329

Re: Asset Allocation on 457 Plan After Retirement

Thank you for the replies and advise. I’ll be going to Firecalc and run the numbers.

Oldschool
by Oldschool
Fri May 24, 2019 6:39 am
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Asset Allocation on 457 Plan After Retirement
Replies: 3
Views: 329

Asset Allocation on 457 Plan After Retirement

I’m a longtime lurker, first time poster. I enjoy all the advice given on this site and hope I can now take advantage on a specific question. I have a couple hundred grand in a 457 Plan from a former employer. It was kept in 100% equities until recently. I moved the money into FSKAX 75%(Fidelities e...