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by FRWildcat
Thu Jul 26, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Toughest Purchase of my Life. Engagement Ring time
Replies: 229
Views: 15357

Re: Toughest Purchase of my Life. Engagement Ring time

My understanding is you should spend two months salary on an engagement ring. That would be $11,666 on a $70k salary.

Coincidentally pretty close to your first years $12k deduction.

:D
by FRWildcat
Thu Jul 05, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What time do you get up in the morning?
Replies: 160
Views: 13938

Re: What time do you get up in the morning?

I get up about 8:30-ish, and to bed about one am. Frequently I will take a nap in the afternoon for an hour or two.
by FRWildcat
Thu Jun 28, 2018 12:54 am
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Am I getting the run around?
Replies: 24
Views: 4538

Re: Am I getting the run around?

When I was working, a Schwab PCRA account was one of the options in our 401K. I transferred my contribution in as cash, and could then buy whatever Schwab had available.
https://www.schwab.com/public/schwab/in ... ounts/pcra
by FRWildcat
Fri Aug 18, 2017 6:27 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Powerball - $510 million?
Replies: 64
Views: 6833

Re: Powerball - $510 million?

With the $324.2M cash option, I'd get about $176.3M after paying federal and state taxes (39.6% fed and 6% state). With that, I'd give $7M each to my immediate family and one really good friend (bye $30M), $3M each to 4 of my close friends who aren't retired military (don't have that monthly check,...
by FRWildcat
Wed Jul 26, 2017 1:49 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Help Planning Trip to Olympic National Park
Replies: 17
Views: 1561

Re: Help Planning Trip to Olympic National Park

I'd drop Mt Rainier too. Save it for a trip when you can do both Rainier and Mt St Helens.

Be sure to ride the ferry to Seattle after you finish touring the peninsula. I believe Bremerton to Seattle is the longest route and ferry rides are always enjoyable.
by FRWildcat
Sun Jul 09, 2017 5:55 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Doing dishes while camping
Replies: 38
Views: 3791

Re: Doing dishes while camping

I use the two dish bin warm water method with blue Dawn dish soap. Blue Dawn is formulated to work in cold water (read the label) and they use it on critters that get caught in oil spills. Wipe off dishes first with paper towels and burn them on the fire. Used water into the shrubbery.
by FRWildcat
Thu Sep 29, 2016 1:22 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Early Retirement/Mobile Lifestyle
Replies: 24
Views: 3376

Re: Early Retirement/Mobile Lifestyle

Four years ago I retired, sold my house, put some stuff in storage and hit the road in an RV. I'm still seaching for the 'perfect spot' to set down roots again. The RV community is huge, I've made many good friends in my travels. :happy
by FRWildcat
Tue Sep 20, 2016 6:38 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Coffee makers: Moka, French Press, etc.
Replies: 64
Views: 6693

Re: Coffee makers: Moka, French Press, etc.

What grind is best for the Aero Press? Someone made me a cup of coffee using one the other day and I'm considering buying one.
by FRWildcat
Tue Jul 05, 2016 11:17 am
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Use Pull Account vs Push Account to transfer funds: a good idea?
Replies: 22
Views: 1608

Re: Use Pull Account vs Push Account to transfer funds: a good idea?

This is of interest to me as well. I contacted Vanguard and asked to have my 401k (Wells Fargo) 'pulled' and rolled into my IRA. The VG rep said I need to contact Wells Fargo to initiate the 'push'. Should I call Vanguard again and try another rep?
by FRWildcat
Tue Jul 01, 2014 9:12 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: [Poll] Which do you include in Asset Allocation?
Replies: 41
Views: 3737

Re: [Poll] Which do you include in Asset Allocation?

Stocks and real bonds only included in my 60/40 AA. I do consider pension/SS as pseudo-bonds in applying a formula that suggests my 60/40 target number, but that's something else. :P JW I consider my pension as well, when it comes to risk. I figure I can take a bit more risk as I have the pension t...