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    Re: Buying a New Truck

    Surprised to get a new offer from a FL dealer today ! Out-the-door price of $39,450 !!! Down another $250...

    Are the dealers starting to look at quotas, and end-of-month/end-of-quarter numbers...
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    Re: Buying a New Truck

    That's AWESOME, Pamkk...Thanks for the feedback ! :D

    We had a surprise "close encounter" with Hurricane Sally, here in NW Florida, but our house sustained no damage ! Lost several privacy fence...
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    Re: Buying a New Truck

    Okay...that 2004 Tundra just hit 136K miles...still running great, but started making some funny "grinding" noises when cold...maybe an axle ? Power steering pump ? Don't know !!! Nothing else...
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    Re: Home repairs (broken stuff)

    I used to do home (and car) repairs, but I've reached the age where one says : "You know what ? It's worth it, to me, to pay somebody ELSE to do it !"

    The hard part is finding that reputable...
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    Re: What Trips are you Planning ?

    Interesting posts from you all ! I agree, that COVID has certainly messed us up, as well as the travel industry in general. There even seems to be issues with what other countries will even DO with...
  6. Thread: Pension

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    Re: Pension

    Gib,

    I'm blessed...my FERS pension is based on a high-three, as a GS-14, in DC...ya gotta make the sacrifice !!!

    Retired as a GS-12 in FL !!! Go figure !!!

    Monthly gross FERS pension is...
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    What Trips are you Planning ?

    GEEZ !!! No posts in the "Vacation" thread, since 2017 ??? We all need to lighten up !!! :eek:

    Anyway...NASA...Would love to go back to Australia again...go west, to Perth...but too many places...
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    Re: Pension

    Hey, NASA !!! Thanks for weighing in !!!

    I, on the other hand, have passed retirement with flying colors !!! Nary a thought about getting a job again...:D I assume you're still working 'cause...
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    Re: Pension

    LOL !!! Ain't THAT the truth !!!

    I set up a monthly withdrawal from TSP from the time I retired until the time the supplement went away (and I could claim SS ; at age 62 ; which I did). The rest...
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    Re: Pension

    Frixxxx,

    As others have noted...supplement goes away at 62, regardless if you take SS or not...and supplement subject to earnings test ! They send you a questionnaire each year ! :smile:
    ...
  11. Thread: Music Videos

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    Re: Music Videos

    Okay...a classic Tom Petty cut, from his "Highway Companion" album...

    "Always had more dogs than bones..." Had to put down our German Shepherd Dog last week...:crying:



    Stoplight...
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    Re: Streaming TV Anyone?

    WW,

    Heard !!!

    But :

    $9 : SD ; 1 screen
    $13 : HD ; 2 screens
    $16 : HD/some 4K (if available) ; 4 screens
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    Re: Streaming TV Anyone?

    Tom,

    FYI...For me ? I'm "Old School" with cable TV ! Long time customer of (now) ATT's satellite DirecTV, too...also, they are my VOIP phone and fiber Internet provider...

    A year ago, added a...
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    Re: Streaming TV Anyone?

    Darn good question, Tom !!! Picking your best streaming TV is harder than picking a good stock buy !!! :D

    A lot of people recommend starting with the question : "What channels do I actually...
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    Poor Dust Bowl Revival...they're hurting, like ALL live musicians...I think they LIVE to tour...not just the money...must be why they do it... :rolleyes:

    I miss them a LOT !!!

    Check out their...
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    USAA to Schwab Conversion

    All,

    So my 3 brokerage trading accounts (2 Self-Directed IRA's (rolled over from my TSP and the Wife's 403(b) ), and 1 joint brokerage account) made the transition from USAA to Schwab at the end...
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    Re: Music Videos

    OTOH, if you prefer classical music, here's the Maryland US Naval Academy Trombone Quartet...




    https://youtu.be/OOKKK7rjo-s
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    So, as a former trombone player, back in the day, I was browsing the web, looking for any interesting 'bone stuff...

    Found this link !!!

    No idea who "Daft Punk" is...Google them...but this 48...
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    Re: Kave's Account Talk

    ...just so happens that I got the FCONX semi-annual report today :smile:

    Here's the Summary Prospectus, if you're interested !!!


    Stoplight...

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    Re: Kave's Account Talk

    Sucks for the timing of C-19...hope you get the trip done next year !

    FWIW, I have "cash" dumped in the Fidelity Conservative Income Bond Fund (FCONX). So far, it has given me an ROI of 1.99%. ...
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    Re: Buying a New Truck

    Hmmm...I'm seeing some common threads here ! Truck ownership history, Toyotas, and the USAF !!! :D

    I'm in !!!

    My first truck ? A Ford F-100, 6th generation...as near as I can tell !!! My...
  22. Thread: The Patio

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    Re: The Patio

    ...so I'm sitting on the Patio, drinking Yuengling beer and pondering life in general...an interesting juxtaposition in our life today :

    We're retired ; in our mid to late 60's...concerned about a...
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    Re: Black Humor (for RED days.)

    ...so I researched the best mask designs, and this is what I found, that works :


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    Stoplight...
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    Re: Stoplight's Post Retirement, Post TSP Thread

    While my mixed portfolio whips around day-to-day, that Amazon I bought a month ago is making me smile !!!

    OTOH, I can't discern any pattern on a day's market moves vs my account holdings...some...
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    Re: Music Videos

    A tough time for performing musicians, who rely on touring, to put food on the table...:worried:


    Check out the Dust Bowl Revival YouTube channel....Damn ! I need me a live show fix !!!! :eek:...
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