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by PoppyA
Sun Feb 17, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Marriage, death, unpaid taxes
Replies: 11
Views: 932

Re: Marriage, death, unpaid taxes

Bayview,

Thank you, but that is not quite what is happening.

I amended 2 posts to help you understand.
by PoppyA
Sat Feb 16, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Marriage, death, unpaid taxes
Replies: 11
Views: 932

Re: Marriage, death, unpaid taxes

C signed the tax return (as POA) for the A who was unconscious at the time the 2017 taxes were filed. The year the income was accidentally excluded.

B will only follow instruction given by D.
by PoppyA
Sat Feb 16, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Marriage, death, unpaid taxes
Replies: 11
Views: 932

Marriage, death, unpaid taxes

I’d appreciate your thoughts on this sceneraio - Elderly couple A&B, married, A dies. Estate goes to probate. Time to file claims against the estate closed. There is still one issue being litigated in probate court (not this issue.) A & B previously filed taxes jointly. Executor of the estate (C) fi...
by PoppyA
Thu Jan 31, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Marriage "Benefits"
Replies: 108
Views: 8954

Re: Marriage "Benefits"

Common law marriage laws may kick in if you live together the requisite amount of time for the state you live in.
by PoppyA
Thu Jan 31, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Marriage "Benefits"
Replies: 108
Views: 8954

Re: Marriage "Benefits"

If you are underweight, you will gain 10 pounds after you get married.
by PoppyA
Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Recommendations for a 9mm handgun
Replies: 171
Views: 12847

Re: Recommendations for a 9mm handgun

Revolvers are the Chevy trucks of guns. Dependable & easy to drive. Semi automatics (ie:glocks) are high performance vehicles. More persnickety. As for cleaning gun....yeah you should clean and oil your revolver, but it is fairly forgiving if you don't get to it until later. It should still fire. No...
by PoppyA
Wed Jan 09, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Discounted Postage Stamps
Replies: 25
Views: 2110

Re: Discounted Postage Stamps

I buy them at a local coin show for 40% off. I especially love the space program stamps!
by PoppyA
Sat Jan 05, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Floor lamp for reading
Replies: 6
Views: 659

Re: Floor lamp for reading

@goodlifer too funny! Not the look I am after either!
by PoppyA
Fri Jan 04, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Floor lamp for reading
Replies: 6
Views: 659

Re: Floor lamp for reading

Thank you. There are some nice styles here.

I’ve had nice looking ones that didn’t function that well. I guess I would have to try one and then return if it didn’t work good.
by PoppyA
Thu Jan 03, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Floor lamp for reading
Replies: 6
Views: 659

Floor lamp for reading

Hello! I’ve had my eye out for a floor lamp to put next to the chair in my bedroom. I’d like something that gives off good light, looks good, and will not blind other people sitting in the room. Danish, mid century, birch wood, craftsman styles would be my preferences. I would not buy anything plast...
by PoppyA
Sat Dec 29, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: HR Issue at Work
Replies: 9
Views: 1220

Re: HR Issue at Work

Did you dish any dirt?
by PoppyA
Fri Dec 28, 2018 8:59 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Shoes to wear with jeans to the office?
Replies: 87
Views: 5699

Re: Shoes to wear with jeans to the office?

Leather loafers that are clean and shined
by PoppyA
Sun Dec 09, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Requesting advice
Replies: 16
Views: 1272

Re: Requesting advice

The problem with making a move on a down market is If you time it well, when it come back up,you have to time it well to get your profits back. This is a difficult thing to do. This forum usually recommends to have an asset allocation that lets you sleep at night, and to stay the course. You don’t j...
by PoppyA
Sat Dec 08, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: What am I not getting about the value of TIPS funds?
Replies: 23
Views: 2318

Re: What am I not getting about the value of TIPS funds?

The question becomes how does the government calculate the inflation rate and is it accurate.
by PoppyA
Mon Nov 26, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: List of costs that go away/decrease and increase/appear in retirement
Replies: 69
Views: 5921

Re: List of costs that go away/decrease and increase/appear in retirement

Decrease: Lunch, sunshine fund aka “buy a candy bar for my kids hockey team”, and dry cleaning if applicable.
by PoppyA
Sun Nov 18, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Coffee tablebooks??
Replies: 21
Views: 1502

Re: Coffee tablebooks??

Chihully has a nice big book
by PoppyA
Fri Nov 16, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Need advice on (2) jackets.
Replies: 32
Views: 2660

Re: Need advice on (2) jackets.

I like the look of 2 best for it’s clean lines BUT...agree that Velcro will close on its own and can be a PITA. Also, my barber coat has slip in pockets high up (like coat 2)I don’t like that. I like lower slip in pockets.

Both are beautiful!
by PoppyA
Thu Nov 08, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Oil Painting Restoration
Replies: 3
Views: 223

Re: Oil Painting Restoration

Good museum should be able to point you in the right direction.
by PoppyA
Thu Oct 18, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Can you include this in a will?
Replies: 23
Views: 3659

Can you include this in a will?

If you don’t want heirs fighting over your will, can you add a condition that any one who challenges it, forfeits their bequest?
by PoppyA
Thu Oct 18, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Forever Stamps as an Investment?
Replies: 32
Views: 3893

Re: Forever Stamps as an Investment?

I just bought $125.00 worth stamps at a collectors show. I paid between 30% and 45% off face value. I love old space themed stamps!
by PoppyA
Wed Oct 17, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Personal Adventure - recommendations
Replies: 97
Views: 6634

Re: Personal Adventure - recommendations

Diving, specifically cave diving.

People say cave diving is dangerous but an analysis shows it is dangerous for UNtrained divers. There is a lot of redundancy in the equipment used in cave diving.

Talk about unplugging. The training is very intense.
by PoppyA
Mon Oct 08, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: REI Adventures
Replies: 16
Views: 2008

Re: REI Adventures

Many years ago I did a month long bus/camping Calgary/Yukon/Alaska trip with them. I have many fond memories. There were singles of all ages on the trip from all over the world. I would do it again! The tour guides were easy going and knowledgeable. Many things were voted on by the group and not wri...
by PoppyA
Wed Oct 03, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best Forums Guide!
Replies: 7
Views: 1106

Re: Best Forums Guide!

Colorectal cancer: Facebook group colon town
by PoppyA
Tue Sep 18, 2018 9:36 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Inexpensive source for greeting cards?
Replies: 27
Views: 1705

Re: Inexpensive source for greeting cards?

Just buy a gift card for $5 instead. They can get a cup of coffee, an ice cream cone, etc.
by PoppyA
Thu Sep 13, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Going to the Everglade. A few questions please.
Replies: 22
Views: 1556

Re: Going to the Everglade. A few questions please.

75 aka 41 are not toll roads
by PoppyA
Wed Sep 12, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Picking a Charity
Replies: 69
Views: 3016

Re: Picking a Charity

If you are not concerned with a tax write off: I like to give personally. By that I mean - I gave $ to a neighbors, childhood friends family, who lost everything to a fire I’ve left money for elderly people who needed some help financially I’ve given money to a college student who’s family didn’t ha...
by PoppyA
Mon Sep 10, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: New Job (1st Management Role)
Replies: 30
Views: 3056

Re: New Job (1st Management Role)

I turned Down promotions for quality of life 2 times in my career. Looking back, and not taking ego into account it was a no brainer. (Truthfully middle management is the WORST position IMHO) I did/do have lingering doubts about “what might have been.” And those closest to me advised me to pursue th...
by PoppyA
Sun Sep 09, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: where to learn to sew?
Replies: 33
Views: 2223

Re: where to learn to sew?

Any store that sells fabrics and sewing machines should have an idea.
by PoppyA
Sun Sep 09, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Can Sneakers go with Business Casual?
Replies: 172
Views: 8995

Re: Can Sneakers go with Business Casual?

I always liked to “dress up” on business casual days to stand out.
by PoppyA
Thu Sep 06, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Go to Istanbul next week. Any suggestions
Replies: 50
Views: 3983

Re: Go to Istanbul next week. Any suggestions

Walk on the sidewalk that faces traffic.
by PoppyA
Fri Aug 31, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: How do you store financial account information with your estate plan?
Replies: 51
Views: 3475

Re: How do you store financial account information with your estate plan?

I will say having electronic access to information is invaluable to an executor. It takes a while to reconstruct a financial life and having the ability to view a history is very helpful.
by PoppyA
Wed Aug 29, 2018 8:35 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What to put in a care package for college student
Replies: 44
Views: 2803

Re: What to put in a care package for college student

I started a tradition and always included goldfish crackers. Now it reminds us of her college days.
by PoppyA
Mon Aug 27, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Getting out of vacation club contract
Replies: 10
Views: 1907

Re: Getting out of vacation club contract

I know of a realtor in the Ft. Lauderdale are who sold one. Maybe google time share realtors?
by PoppyA
Mon Aug 27, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Feedback on finance notes
Replies: 4
Views: 554

Re: Feedback on finance notes

yes, high level. TMI IMHO
by PoppyA
Wed Aug 15, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best consumer products - made in USA
Replies: 62
Views: 3614

Re: Best consumer products - made in USA

Turvis tumblers
by PoppyA
Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:18 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Relaxing - quieting the mind
Replies: 47
Views: 3279

Re: Relaxing - quieting the mind

Another vote for Yoga. I recommend restorative. You don’t have to be able to do anything except get down on the floor and breath. Don’t be afraid to give it a try.

Another Yoga in Nidra. Look for a utube video, put on some headphones and relax.
by PoppyA
Fri Aug 03, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: 3 Levels of Wealth
Replies: 125
Views: 12315

Re: 3 Levels of Wealth

I love this thread!
by PoppyA
Thu Aug 02, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: TSP Life Funds
Replies: 2
Views: 282

Re: TSP Life Funds

Thank you. Perfect.
by PoppyA
Thu Aug 02, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: TSP Life Funds
Replies: 2
Views: 282

TSP Life Funds

Where can you find out what they are invested in? I’m not talking in general, i’d Like to know specifically.

Thank you.
by PoppyA
Sat Jul 21, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Suggestions About Simulating Homemade Chicken Stock
Replies: 28
Views: 1811

Re: Suggestions About Simulating Homemade Chicken Stock

Why not throw in some chicken wings?

I know the gelatin will congeal it, but not sure it will add anything else.
by PoppyA
Fri Jul 20, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Federal Benefits Question - Annuity, TSP, FEHBP
Replies: 21
Views: 1613

Re: Federal Benefits Question - Annuity, TSP, FEHBP

You say you will retire at 57. Will you be under a special category like law enforcement, firefighter, etc? It could make a difference in your retirement.
by PoppyA
Tue Jul 17, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Excel Spread sheets -mac or. Windows?
Replies: 21
Views: 1218

Re: Excel Spread sheets -mac or. Windows?

What is Bigfoot?
by PoppyA
Mon Jul 02, 2018 8:50 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Dear wise Bogleheads, ideas highly appreciated... [Move, Switch Career]
Replies: 15
Views: 2911

Re: Dear wise Bogleheads, ideas highly appreciated...

This is a certificate I think would be useful: https://www.ethicssolutions.net/training.html.
It is the idea of Richard J. Maybury and something we need to get back to teaching IMHO.

I think you can do what you’ve outlined. You seem like a focused and determined guy!
by PoppyA
Fri Jun 29, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best way to clean eyeglasses?
Replies: 59
Views: 4343

Re: Best way to clean eyeglasses?

Less expensive than Zeiss, I use alcohol pads. They can be found in the diabetic area of a pharmacy.

Nurses and dr,’s use them at the hospital.
by PoppyA
Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Install different carpet styles/colors in same floor bedrooms?
Replies: 19
Views: 1235

Re: Install different carpet styles/colors in same floor bedrooms?

A high end plush should last forever and have a timeless look.
by PoppyA
Sat Jun 09, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Foreign language immersion daycare
Replies: 50
Views: 3128

Re: Foreign language immersion daycare

Personally, I don’t feel it is in the best interest of the child to put a lot of high level challenges above the love and closeness of day to day family affairs.

Life should include fun and joy. The child is not even born and you appear to be working too hard.