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by George the original one
Wed Apr 25, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: Long Now's Manual for Civilization
Replies: 3
Views: 150

Re: Long Now's Manual for Civilization

Time capsules are rarely relevant to the people who open them.
by George the original one
Wed Apr 25, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Mini retirement then back to work...how to invest?
Replies: 12
Views: 238

Re: Mini retirement then back to work...how to invest?

@thrify yes that's what I mean. is the inflation risk that big over 7y and then back in equities again. @jacob assuming what I said above is what you meant (for the bullet scenario at least)...how about for next 4-5y while accumulating? Can you predict what inflation will be in a decade? Especially...
by George the original one
Wed Apr 25, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Mini retirement then back to work...how to invest?
Replies: 12
Views: 238

Re: Mini retirement then back to work...how to invest?

In the current accumulation phase of 3-5y it seems like I should invest like someone 3-5y from retirement, so almost all bonds. Then I will have 5-7y where I won't be earning so will need to draw 4-6% per year to support my family. I would like to not eat into the nest egg too much but am aware tha...
by George the original one
Wed Apr 25, 2018 9:59 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Investments Trade Log
Replies: 1290
Views: 170891

Re: Investments Trade Log

Anybody looking at P&G? It's been dropping like a rock and I may buy a few shares soon Instead of P&G, take a look at CLX & their dividend growth. They've crossed into the 3% yield zone and whenever CLX does that, they are an automatic buy for me. I hold PG, but it's not been one of my better long ...
by George the original one
Mon Apr 23, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Tough standards here - 4 levels of financial independence
Replies: 33
Views: 1888

Re: Tough standards here - 4 levels of financial independence

Sure, 5% are making over 250k. That means for every 20 people you walk past, 1 of them has a high income. This is more concentrated in cities than it is in rural locales. They won't be wearing signs or advertising their income, though, so you're unlikely to spot them with any accuracy.
by George the original one
Sun Apr 22, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: The Political Minefield of Homeschooling
Replies: 12
Views: 608

Re: The Political Minefield of Homeschooling

The thrust of their comments is that by doing this I'm taking $10,000 from a school system that needs the money. Huh? I mean in Oregon whether you homeschool or send your kid to private school, you still pay the property tax that funds public schools. Charter schools might be a different issue. The...
by George the original one
Sat Apr 21, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Tough standards here - 4 levels of financial independence
Replies: 33
Views: 1888

Re: Tough standards here - 4 levels of financial independence

I wonder how many people are actually in the 250k-500k+/yr bracket. More people than you realize... One doctor will get you there. One person in corporate sales will get you there. One person heading a 50-employee business will get you there. Two senior managers married to each other will get you t...
by George the original one
Wed Apr 18, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Tough standards here - 4 levels of financial independence
Replies: 33
Views: 1888

Re: Tough standards here - 4 levels of financial independence

LOL, his bare minimum would be "living the good life" in my book. Good life for two people!
by George the original one
Wed Apr 18, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Investments Trade Log
Replies: 1290
Views: 170891

Re: Investments Trade Log

I've put a chunk into certificate of deposits, but that's with the knowledge that I need to ensure covering 2.5 years of expenses before my pension begins. IRAs & Roth IRAs are still invested.
by George the original one
Wed Apr 18, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Early Retired: The First Month
Replies: 34
Views: 6919

Re: Early Retired: The First Month

Looking at my taxable portfolio last week and just not liking the investment options, I suddenly realized I only have 2.5 years until receiving my pension from my former employer. So... went the "sleep well" route & decided to pull 2.5 years of expenses and stick it in CDs. And that leaves another y...
by George the original one
Wed Apr 18, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Early Retired: The First Month
Replies: 34
Views: 6919

Re: Early Retired: The First Month

Smashter wrote:
Fri Nov 10, 2017 7:22 pm
Are you willing to say what the medication was?
Sorry it's been a long getting back to this, but wife has totally forgotten. It was either an iron or calcium supplement, both having been prescribed.
by George the original one
Tue Apr 17, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: DIY Skills Questions
Topic: Garden Log
Replies: 603
Views: 91930

Re: Garden Log

Did you trap any wireworms? 2 weeks after the last post regarding wireworms... YES many trapped! I should be planting potatoes this week, so I started pulling up the traps again and most of them had a dozen swarming the bait. Now I'm thinking of delaying potato season until applying beneficial nema...
by George the original one
Sat Apr 14, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: DIY Skills Questions
Topic: Garden Log
Replies: 603
Views: 91930

Re: Garden Log

The potatoes arrived on Wednesday, but it's been far too rainy (8+" in the past week) to get them planted. Fortunately various stuff direct-seeded last week is sprouting. Hmm, not really sure what is what right now because I didn't keep notes! Bought pepper and tomato plants at the store, started wa...
by George the original one
Sat Apr 14, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: DIY Skills Questions
Topic: Fixit Log
Replies: 37
Views: 2168

Re: Fixit Log

ffj wrote:
Sat Apr 14, 2018 9:33 am
It's the thing on the left just hanging.
At a wild guess, I'd think a whole-house lightning suppressor. Probably has markings on the side we can't see?
by George the original one
Fri Apr 13, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: DIY Skills Questions
Topic: Target practice on a budget.
Replies: 13
Views: 468

Re: Target practice on a budget.

enigmaT120 wrote:
Fri Apr 13, 2018 3:17 pm
Lewis and Clark took one on their expedition and used it to awe the natives. I tried to find pictures and details about it but never have been able to.
No shit! I had to google and learn... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Girandoni_air_rifle
by George the original one
Fri Apr 13, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: DIY Skills Questions
Topic: Target practice on a budget.
Replies: 13
Views: 468

Re: Target practice on a budget.

Mikeallison wrote:
Fri Apr 13, 2018 12:18 pm
Hmmm not a whole lot of people into target shooting/reloading here.
BTDT, not my interest these days.
by George the original one
Thu Apr 12, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: Friends & Family Questions
Topic: Loan to a family member
Replies: 24
Views: 961

Re: Loan to a family member

so she’s wondering if we can make a deal so she can keep her mortgage payments where she wants them. Lending a couple thousand is okay. Lending tens of thousands is not. In other words, if you lose one biweekly paycheck for familial solidarity, it's not the end of the world, but losing more than a ...
by George the original one
Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: DIY Skills Questions
Topic: Garden Log
Replies: 603
Views: 91930

Re: Garden Log

First round of direct sowing lettuce, radish, spinach, beets, broccoli, & carrots have been carried out in the past week. Transplanting celery & broccoli started indoors has been done, too... didn't want to move the celery outdoors yet (to avoid bolting), but the broccoli wouldn't let go of the cell...
by George the original one
Wed Apr 11, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: DIY Skills Questions
Topic: Garden Log
Replies: 603
Views: 91930

Re: Garden Log

Storage depends on your climate and goals. If you want long term storage (more than 6 months), nothing really beats canning/freezing. Drying/smoking is good, but generally doesn't have FDA-approved longevity unless it is vacuum-sealed. My climate is ideal for storing use-through-the-winter moist roo...
by George the original one
Mon Apr 09, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: DIY Skills Questions
Topic: Garden Log
Replies: 603
Views: 91930

Re: Garden Log

@GTOO: Did you trap any wireworms? And... yes, but not in the traps I intentionally set up, LOL! There were some stray potatoes I rototilled under and then I rediscovered the chunks while rooting out any weeds that survived the tilling. About 50% of the scraps had 1-5 wireworms and there were loose...
by George the original one
Mon Apr 09, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: Individualism in USA
Replies: 10
Views: 633

Re: Individualism in USA

Anybody being friendly is usually trying to sell something... genuine friendliness excepted.
by George the original one
Tue Apr 03, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Firearm Recommendations
Replies: 135
Views: 5105

Re: Firearm Recommendations

Reminds me of the 14-yr-old young lady, an archer, who had cornered a burglar with her bow. She made him call the cops and tell them to hurry as she didn't know how long she could hold the pull.
by George the original one
Thu Mar 29, 2018 6:30 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: m741's ERE Journal
Replies: 591
Views: 93436

Re: m741's ERE Journal

Congratulations on achieving your goal! Honestly, I'm shocked how flaky people are - I listed most of the furniture for free and people on Craigslist basically respond to messages once and then disappear. It is amazing! I had the same experience. It's one thing for them to show up and decide it's no...
by George the original one
Thu Mar 29, 2018 6:23 am
Forum: DIY Skills Questions
Topic: Garden Log
Replies: 603
Views: 91930

Re: Garden Log

7Wannabe5 wrote:
Wed Mar 28, 2018 10:59 am
Did you trap any wireworms?
Not yet, though there was one lying on the soil underneath a trap. It has been raining, so I think the ground is too waterlogged & cool for the wireworms to move up. We're drying out now until maybe Friday, so maybe a better chance?
by George the original one
Thu Mar 29, 2018 6:18 am
Forum: Transportation Questions
Topic: I bought a big gas guzzling suv, and I love it.
Replies: 49
Views: 2239

Re: I bought a big gas guzzling suv, and I love it.

Manual transmissions are going away, too. Floppy paddle shifters are just automatics in disguise.