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Mon Dec 15

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PolymerMom replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 10:13 PM

Re: What were the best books you read in 2014?

Perhaps the most foolish thing she did was to buy NEW hiking boots just before she started her trip, only to discover that the boots were way too small and of course not broken in.

Amen! She should have discovered that during her [more]

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PolymerMom replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 10:00 PM

Re: blood pressure

Alstro,

Not all is diet. Genetics also enters into the picture. I have high BP, as did both Mom & Dad.

I take the minimum dose of hydrochlorothiazide (30 mg), Klor-Con (to replenish lost potassium, etc.) as well as a low dose [more]

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PolymerMom replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 12:17 AM

Re: Note cards 2014 edition

What a wonderful idea!

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PolymerMom replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 12:13 AM

Re: What were the best books you read in 2014?

Well so much for my HTML (<U>,</U>) skills. That was supposed to be underlining.

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PolymerMom replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 12:11 AM

Re: What were the best books you read in 2014?

The most recent books I've read that I'd recommend are:

<U>Deadline</U> by John Sandford (It's hilarious, even w/ multiple plots, including one serious one.)

<U>The Escape</U> by David Baldacci (Kept me [more]

Wed Dec 10

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PolymerMom replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 10:02 PM

Re: OT: Photo Rules for Loved Ones

Don't be afraid to take close-ups of each other's faces, particularly during your 20's and 30's.

It's a little late for that<G>.

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PolymerMom replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 9:47 PM

Re: OT: Retirement Planning

I was advised to make sure I went to the Social Security office and enrolled in Medicare Part A a month or so before my birthday (to take effect when I turned 65), enroll in Part B to take effect on July 1, and NOT enroll in Part D at all [more]

Sat Dec 6

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PolymerMom replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 11:41 PM

Re: GOP Going After Pensions

My pension disappeared in 1998, but I received some sort of contribution credits to my 401k. I was looking at my 56th birthday and I could live with it.

If I were already retired, I'd have been mad as H3ll. There'd be no time to adjust my [more]

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PolymerMom replied to the Humor and Urban Legends board. 9:15 PM

Re: And Then Some

Those're pretty bad.

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PolymerMom replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 8:09 PM

Re: Girls just wan'na build 'bots.

...it seems the best way to meet the U.S.’s growing need for skilled programmers and engineers is to focus on recruiting more women...into Computer Science and Engineering majors

Perhaps. There's been a huge push to outsource IT jobs [more]

Tue Dec 2

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PolymerMom replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 6:51 PM

Re: today in I-don't-know-what

CT report just in--no stroke. And no heart attack. And no urine infection. And no thyroid problem.

That's the good news. The bad news you already know - his original diagnosis<sigh>.

We seem to have more medical [more]

Sun Nov 30

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PolymerMom replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 10:20 PM

Re: T-day Weekend Sales Down 11%

For those looking for more info, I refer you to Barry Ritholtz on the NRF:

The abysmal track record is why every year, I exhort investors to ignore this data series. It has no correlation to actual retail sales, tells us nothing about [more]

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PolymerMom posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 10:07 PM

T-day Weekend Sales Down 11%

So much for starting the Black Friday sales earlier...

Sales, both in stores and online, from Thanksgiving through the weekend were estimated to have dropped 11 percent, to $50.9 billion, from $57.4 billion last year, according to [more]

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PolymerMom replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 8:19 PM

Re: Working at Radio Shack

Radio Shack used to be awesome.

Yep! MDH is a former '60's HAM radio guy. He still thinks of them when he needs something electronic, but always comes away disappointed.

If I need something for a PC, whether a part, a [more]

Wed Nov 26

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PolymerMom posted to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 7:21 PM

Dec. 8th New Yorker Cover

This was created by a former resident of StL.

http://a1.img.talkingpointsmemo.com/image/upload/c_fill,fl_k...

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PolymerMom replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 7:13 PM

Re: Macroeconomics of social discord

i never understood people who burn THEIR OWN NEIGHBORHOOD SHOPS in protest of (fill in the blank).

First of all, one must consider what causes people to riot.

Historically, riots have occurred due to poor working or [more]

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PolymerMom replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 4:01 PM

Re: what's for Thanksgiving dinner?

We're journeying to my brother's home for a traditional menu. I just baked 3 pies (two cherry and one apple crisp). Time to take a nap<g>.

Tue Nov 25

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PolymerMom replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 10:21 PM

Re: Chromebook

I've had a Samsung Chromebook for about a year. It's my travel machine because it only weighs 2.4 pounds and isn't nearly as susceptible to viruses and other malware when using public/hotel networks.

At home I use a Dell desktop. Google [more]

Mon Nov 24

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PolymerMom replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 11:09 PM

Re: Ferguson, Mo

If the US news media hadn't whipped the country into a frenzy, even when there was no news to report, it would likely have lessened the number of outsiders coming into Ferguson and any attendant violence.

We met w/ our Financial Planner [more]

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PolymerMom replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 9:26 PM

Re: Europe Crop Is Bad News For Olive Oil Lovers

Good olive oil has a "Best By" date stamped on the label on the back of the bottle. The dates I have on various bottles range from Sept, 2015 to Feb 29, 2016. No date listed means it's not EVOO.

Depending on storage conditions, you [more]

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