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by FIRE 2018
Tue Jul 30, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: Andrew Yang's Freedom Dividend (Universal Basic Income)
Replies: 36
Views: 6046

Re: Andrew Yang's Freedom Dividend (Universal Basic Income)

The wealthy can surely hire the best and most experienced financial advisors and tax attorneys to help them address the item if the inheritance tax is increased. Making a will and putting assets into a trust are some ways the wealthy avoid paying inheritance taxes.
by FIRE 2018
Tue Jul 30, 2019 8:26 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Becoming Poor in Italy
Replies: 21
Views: 3934

Re: Becoming Poor in Italy

Becoming poor in my opinion is also a personal choice for some people. Questionable financial decisions, living above our means, not taking good care of our health, are just some items. Why live in NYC when one can live in upstate NY, NJ or PA. It is for sure a longer commute to work but it is up to...
by FIRE 2018
Sun Jul 28, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: What Do You Eat for Weight Loss?
Replies: 312
Views: 54045

Re: What Do You Eat for Weight Loss?

Okinawa Japan has one of the highest life expectancies on earth. One of their ways not only for weight loss, is to eat until their stomachs are 80% full during mealtimes then stop.
by FIRE 2018
Sun Jul 28, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Too Old To Retire "Young"
Replies: 537
Views: 114634

Re: Too Old To Retire "Young"

Choices on how to live is a personal one so no one has to respect or admire it. It's their lives and if they "f up" so be it. Life is too short, some of my peers and neighbors never got to enjoy retirement and ended up in an early grave due to different circumstances. One funny thing I heard from to...
by FIRE 2018
Sun Jul 28, 2019 4:10 am
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: What Do You Eat for Weight Loss?
Replies: 312
Views: 54045

Re: What Do You Eat for Weight Loss?

The USA is an obsessed fast food nation that is eating themselves to illness. With McDonalds, Burger King , Taco Bell, etc many times open 24/7 and McD and BK serving burgers starting at 0700 this is crazy. I gave up on fast food madness , eating more at home in smaller portions, except on occasion ...
by FIRE 2018
Sun Jul 28, 2019 4:01 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Grocery Bill: The Most Difficult Thing to Give Up.
Replies: 40
Views: 7773

Re: Grocery Bill: The Most Difficult Thing to Give Up.

I love fruits and vegetables, fresh fish and always look for the sales. I would have a hard time giving this up. At the Asian owned food markets in FL the prices are lower and most times the quality is better than the others ( Wal Mart, Publix, Winn Dixie). There is a Korean owned food market called...
by FIRE 2018
Sat Jul 27, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: Warning: WH seeks to limit/deport immigrants using ACA and other gov. services
Replies: 217
Views: 38807

Re: Warning: WH seeks to limit/deport immigrants using ACA and other gov. services

The more stranglehold experiences that the immigrants in the USA have to go through, the Dems registered voters are going to rise up and take back the White House in 2020.
by FIRE 2018
Sat Jul 27, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: ERE doesn't make day to day life better
Replies: 28
Views: 5186

Re: ERE doesn't make day to day life better

ERE and FIRE is not the answer to all problems but for some, it's freedom and no more working for a boss again. We are the boss of our own destiny.
by FIRE 2018
Sat Jul 27, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: How to cope with boredom at work?
Replies: 20
Views: 3424

Re: How to cope with boredom at work?

I wouldn't advertise at work I was bored. When the next layoffs come around guess who would be the first to go?
by FIRE 2018
Sat Jul 27, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Something From Nothing Log
Replies: 559
Views: 131209

Re: Something From Nothing Log

GO FUND ME is another $$ maker for something for nothing.

Just ask and you shall receive.....
by FIRE 2018
Sat Jul 27, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Too Old To Retire "Young"
Replies: 537
Views: 114634

Re: Too Old To Retire "Young"

@Edith

Thank you for your feedback however implying moral superiority is farther from the truth.
Raised differently - fact
My experience- fact and sharing story with others
by FIRE 2018
Sat Jul 27, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Too Old To Retire "Young"
Replies: 537
Views: 114634

Re: Too Old To Retire "Young"

Seems like we are all raised differently and how we view our loved ones. My mom is everything to me, she showed me caring and tough love. The last 6 months of my father's life was to truly a blessing to me in caring for him even when he was bedridden and on hospice care at home. I took pride and joy...
by FIRE 2018
Fri Jul 26, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: Warning: WH seeks to limit/deport immigrants using ACA and other gov. services
Replies: 217
Views: 38807

Re: Warning: WH seeks to limit/deport immigrants using ACA and other gov. services

The flow of migrants and drugs go North to USA , the flow of guns and money profits go South to Mexico. It is a vicious cycle. With the exception of New Jersey I believe (only allowed to buy 1 firearm every 30 days) , one who passes the very easy background check in other states, the person can buy ...
by FIRE 2018
Fri Jul 26, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Something From Nothing Log
Replies: 559
Views: 131209

Re: Something From Nothing Log

In San Francisco CA, there was a guy called the Bushman. He is on you tube. He hid behind an actual tree bush. When many unsuspecting people walked in the sidewalk next to him, he would surprise them with a movement of the bush. It was hilarious and I was also a victim also. He would accept money ti...
by FIRE 2018
Fri Jul 26, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: Warning: WH seeks to limit/deport immigrants using ACA and other gov. services
Replies: 217
Views: 38807

Re: Warning: WH seeks to limit/deport immigrants using ACA and other gov. services

I think Obama did something good to limit migrants coming to the USA illegally. The ridiculous and racist "Wet foot dry foot" policy. He stopped the program. It allowed Cubans to gain entry however if Haitians tried to enter the same way they were turned away.
by FIRE 2018
Fri Jul 26, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Marshmallow Test Revisited
Replies: 16
Views: 2185

Re: Marshmallow Test Revisited

I guess there are a number of thoughts that go into the meaning of marshmallow test. Marshmallow test was a 1960s college testing experiment on the subject of "delayed gratification" that involved kids in the test and sweet treats. The kids that could wait longer were predicted to have better SAT sc...
by FIRE 2018
Fri Jul 26, 2019 7:56 am
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: A Bank With $49 Trillion In Derivatives Exposure Is Melting Down Before Our Eyes
Replies: 7
Views: 2270

Re: A Bank With $49 Trillion In Derivatives Exposure Is Melting Down Before Our Eyes

DB melt down and the massive amount employees that were laid off were from a lack of direction and very poor leadership from the executives. I would look more into this from the sky is falling run to the hills mentality article.
by FIRE 2018
Fri Jul 26, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Marshmallow Test Revisited
Replies: 16
Views: 2185

Re: Marshmallow Test Revisited

If one was raised or lack of raised in a dysfunctional family with no morals rules or respect for your fellow man then that person will go immediately for the marshmallow. If the person is raised with good morals and coming from a better economic background then that person would go the 3 months. Ju...
by FIRE 2018
Fri Jul 26, 2019 4:19 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: ERE doesn't make day to day life better
Replies: 28
Views: 5186

Re: ERE doesn't make day to day life better

I played the corporate BS head games and politics during my successful career at Megacorp while at the same time kept my eye on the prize- FIRE when I could. When at work I was not the same person who was at home.
by FIRE 2018
Fri Jul 26, 2019 4:07 am
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: Warning: WH seeks to limit/deport immigrants using ACA and other gov. services
Replies: 217
Views: 38807

Re: Warning: WH seeks to limit/deport immigrants using ACA and other gov. services

I wish it was that easy for leaders in Washington who we elected to Congress to do what's right. However most of if not all elected officials will support party lines if they want to seek reelection.