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alstroemeria replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 2 hours ago

Re: Medicare Supplement Insurance - Worth it?

Already the odds are that you won't have anything bad happen to you. Think about everyone you know. How many of them have had life-changing diseases to cope with? Would it be half of them? Half out of every single person you know? I don't think [more]

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alstroemeria replied to the Retire Well on Less board. 6:50 PM

Re: Board purpose - revisited

I can afford to eat what I want but I will never never forget the days when money was so tight that there wasn't any money at all except for change!

I've also been working poor and went to the store with the cash (bills, luckily) that [more]

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alstroemeria posted to the Retire Well on Less board. 6:37 PM

What's your favorite free/cheap leisure activity

Mine is walking on the beach (we're 10 minutes away). In SC, all beach is open to the public. Where there are private homes/businesses along the beach, there are frequent paths between them for the public, and places to park along the edge of the [more]

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alstroemeria replied to the Retire Well on Less board. 6:14 PM

Re: Board purpose - revisited

There's been more traffic on the board this week alone than there has been in the prior year!

I started 4 of the last 6 threads, and have another in mind.

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alstroemeria replied to the Retire Well on Less board. 5:55 PM

Re: Board purpose - revisited

My biggest expenses are insurance and taxes. Nothing else really amounts to very much.

Mine are insurance, the house and its related utilities & services, and health care (for two). Food is creeping up, too. I feed 2 additional [more]

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alstroemeria replied to the Retire Well on Less board. 5:43 PM

Re: Board purpose - revisited

If this board turns into something that resembles "bashing the rich" then I won't be participating.

Don't worry--I only do that on other boards ;-)

Srsly, Brooklyn, I'm not trying to prevent anyone from speaking out [more]

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alstroemeria replied to the Retire Well on Less board. 5:41 PM

Re: Board purpose - revisited

I think the smiley face at the end of the comment that you quoted meant that she was just teasing. At least that was how I took it.

This.

But.

I've been trying to get the board better defined...Retire Well on [more]

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alstroemeria replied to the Atheist Fools board. 3:51 PM

Re: Culture Values Shift Left.

I'm more concerned about liberal values on progressive taxation, SOcial Security, Medicare, Medicaid.

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alstroemeria replied to the Retire Well on Less board. 3:46 PM

Re: Board purpose - revisited

Maybe I should give up if we're gonna talk about luxury cars ;-)

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alstroemeria replied to the Retire Well on Less board. 3:45 PM

Re: Board purpose - revisited

We just wash the dishes by hand in the sink. Just two of us. Don't really need a dishwasher.

Dishwashing is the hubster's job, and he prefers a dishwasher. Studies show that less water is used by a dishwasher than used by hand [more]

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alstroemeria replied to the Atheist Fools board. 3:39 PM

Re: Bernie Sanders not Credible Candidate?

I sent his campaign $50. Not because I want Bernie Sanders to be the Democratic candidate (IMO it would be as much of a route as George McGovern v Nixon in 1972), but because I want as many people as possible to hear what he has to say. Hopefully [more]

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alstroemeria replied to the Retire Well on Less board. 2:58 PM

Re: Board purpose - revisited

I'm not sure what you mean by "constraing" your spending on utilities. Not sure how you even do that.

I heat to 65 day and night in winter--and dress warmly. Money no object, I'd heat to a more comfortable 70-72. And I set [more]

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alstroemeria replied to the Retire Well on Less board. 10:34 AM

Re: Board purpose - revisited

I happen to believe that you don't buy a fulfilling retirement—you have to create it. And with some creativity it can be built just as well on a small budget as it can on a large one.

This seems to be the heart of the matter. Maybe [more]

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alstroemeria replied to the Retire Well on Less board. 9:42 AM

Re: I Find This Place After 17 Years!

My take had been, "Retire WELL without spending a lot of money,"

The other retirement boards at TMF are about this, too. What distinguishes this board? I see most of these same posters at RELE. But I would prefer not to [more]

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alstroemeria posted to the Geezer Fools board. 7:47 PM

On Letterman

“Unusual weather for New York City. Today it was 68 and foggy. No, wait a minute, that’s me. I’m sorry, that’s me.” – David Letterman

“Tonight I will be talking with Tom Hanks. Next week I’ll be at the post office talking with the clerk.” – [more]

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alstroemeria replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 7:28 PM

Re: Tracking Expenses

I'm still learning how to shop for just me and the cats.

When I moved to my own apartment in NYC to babysit for my grandson, my husband was still teaching in SC and flew up every other weekend. So mostly cooking for one, which I [more]

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alstroemeria replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 7:01 PM

Re: Tracking Expenses

Right now the cellar inventory is something over 1800 bottles.

Party at your place? I'll bring an entree!

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alstroemeria replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 4:45 PM

Re: Medicare Supplement Insurance - Worth it?

My Mom kinda flips out about her Medicare + Medigp insuracne premiums. At 89, she's old enough that, when working, she never paid a penny of premium--heh, she was the office manager/asst VP who picked the company policy! so paying $380/month seems [more]

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alstroemeria replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 3:49 PM

Re: Tracking Expenses

Sounds like your wine/beer category covers experiences and food (wine tastings, wine dinners) as well as flat-out wine/beer purchases. I would categorize this spending differently by leaving things like buying a case of wine in the WINE/BEER budget [more]

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alstroemeria replied to the Political Asylum board. 3:18 PM

Re: 800 Years

I didn't say Henry VIII was a good man. I said he went against the pope, making (intelligent) people realize that maybe they didn't need to do everything the pope said either. Beginning of the breakdown of the hegemony of Catholicism in Europe, [more]

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