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Forum: Off Topic Yesterday, 2:24pm
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Posted By DAB
options skeer me. :willy:

options skeer me. :willy:
Forum: Off Topic Yesterday, 12:56pm
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Posted By DAB
generally speaking, home prices reflect local...

generally speaking, home prices reflect local incomes.

people can afford more, sellers/developers price their homes accordingly.

when we considered where to move to from MD's DC suburbs, we...
Forum: Off Topic Yesterday, 12:24pm
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Views: 555
Posted By DAB
true to a certain extent. but what i do know...

true to a certain extent.

but what i do know is that it is very hard to spend money you don't have.

if you want to work until you drop dead, go for it. if you want to have options down the...
Forum: Off Topic 11-27-2020, 9:22pm
Replies: 46
Views: 555
Posted By DAB
Im taking my SS at 62. My break even age is...

Im taking my SS at 62. My break even age is about 81. For all three options.

Ill take uncle sams money and leave my money alone.
Forum: Off Topic 11-27-2020, 7:04pm
Replies: 46
Views: 555
Posted By DAB
if we are both 57ish, then we are both expecting...

if we are both 57ish, then we are both expecting SS to start paying us in a few years, and in 2 years we can start taking money from retirement accounts without penalty.

i need to run some numbers...
Forum: Off Topic 11-27-2020, 6:35pm
Replies: 46
Views: 555
Posted By DAB
the study done long ago used historical data, ups...

the study done long ago used historical data, ups and downs, covering 30 year time periods from 1929 (i think) to the 90s or so. even with down cycles, the ups made up for the downs on average.
...
Forum: Off Topic 11-27-2020, 5:53pm
Replies: 46
Views: 555
Posted By DAB
a recent uptick allowed us to sell a winner and...

a recent uptick allowed us to sell a winner and we'll now pay off the home loan we took out to help pay for the shop. :DAB:
Forum: Off Topic 11-27-2020, 5:52pm
Replies: 46
Views: 555
Posted By DAB
:hurray: oooh, ooooh, ooooh.... pick...

:hurray:

oooh, ooooh, ooooh....

pick me....pick me!!!!!

only a few things to do with money: spend it, save it, give it away.

at present prices, that's about 2 cases of ammo a month. ...
Forum: Off Topic 11-27-2020, 5:12pm
Replies: 46
Views: 555
Posted By DAB
long ago, a pretty smart guy (not me) did a study...

long ago, a pretty smart guy (not me) did a study of history, and found that if you limit your withdrawals to 4% or less, you wouldn't run out of money in a 30 year retirement.

my experience has...
Forum: Off Topic 11-27-2020, 4:35pm
Replies: 46
Views: 555
Posted By DAB
bulls make money bears make money pigs...

bulls make money

bears make money

pigs get slaughtered

as normal, fully invested for the long term, cash in hand for next year's spending.

if i can average 6% each year, i'm good. since...
Forum: Off Topic 11-27-2020, 12:09pm
Replies: 4
Views: 160
Posted By DAB
be it ever so humble, there's no place like Gnome.

be it ever so humble, there's no place like Gnome.
Forum: Off Topic 11-26-2020, 3:12pm
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Views: 12,168
Posted By DAB
it'll be done when it is time to award it to some...

it'll be done when it is time to award it to some whiney butt here. :smash: :DAB:

or perhaps someone kind and patient. :grouphug: :dance:
Forum: Off Topic 11-25-2020, 9:13pm
Replies: 9
Views: 118
Posted By DAB
I was hoping youd post that!!

I was hoping youd post that!!
Forum: Off Topic 11-25-2020, 6:46pm
Replies: 84
Views: 1,005
Posted By DAB
i don't care about your pointless titles, i have...

i don't care about your pointless titles, i have enough t-shirts and mugs and other crap with the company logo, i'm just here for the money. i'll do my best, but a pat on the back doesn't buy...
Forum: Off Topic 11-25-2020, 4:26pm
Replies: 20
Views: 241
Posted By DAB
well you've got your Russet, Yukon Gold,...

well you've got your Russet, Yukon Gold, Vitelotte, Ratte, Bintke, Laura, Kennebec, King Edward, Dore, Kerrs Pink, Salad, Melody, Opperdoezer, Duke of York, Russet Burbank, Gunda, Parel, Remarka,...
Forum: Off Topic 11-25-2020, 3:02pm
Replies: 14
Views: 260
Posted By DAB
i've painted our entire house, the entire...

i've painted our entire house, the entire guesthouse, and my shop (12 foot ceiling). do the prep right, and the actual painting is easy.
Forum: Off Topic 11-25-2020, 2:17pm
Replies: 14
Views: 260
Posted By DAB
not being a painting contractor, but by my...

not being a painting contractor, but by my guessing and math:

materials - $100
labor guess - $200

total - $300.

but you also need to figure that few contractors will take on a job that...
Forum: Off Topic 11-25-2020, 1:55pm
Replies: 14
Views: 260
Posted By DAB
i get about 300 SF per gallon, so what's your...

i get about 300 SF per gallon, so what's your wall SF? not floor SF (22x24 you say)

assume 8 foot ceilings, perimeter = 22+22+2*22 (to account for dividing wall) +24+24 = 92 linear feet of walls...
Forum: Off Topic 11-25-2020, 12:04pm
Replies: 84
Views: 1,005
Posted By DAB
some years ago, my last company contacted me and...

some years ago, my last company contacted me and wanted my help here locally. they were looking to bid on a large contract, and wanted me to attend the pre-bid meeting downtown. ok, doable. how...
Forum: Off Topic 11-24-2020, 5:16pm
Replies: 84
Views: 1,005
Posted By DAB
nice box. :DAB:

nice box. :DAB:
Forum: Off Topic 11-24-2020, 5:10pm
Replies: 84
Views: 1,005
Posted By DAB
i don't drink, so i buy ammo...and ammo is no...

i don't drink, so i buy ammo...and ammo is no longer cheap. :faint:
Forum: Off Topic 11-24-2020, 3:01pm
Replies: 84
Views: 1,005
Posted By DAB
last text from her was that she had taken a fall...

last text from her was that she had taken a fall and had some head injuries.
Forum: Off Topic 11-24-2020, 2:49pm
Replies: 84
Views: 1,005
Posted By DAB
every time we identify some problem in society,...

every time we identify some problem in society, the most common response is:

"the gov't should fix that"

and that's the problem.

charity used to be done privately, nice old ladies would run...
Forum: Off Topic 11-24-2020, 2:13pm
Replies: 84
Views: 1,005
Posted By DAB
former neighbor gal, she sold her lot and moved...

former neighbor gal, she sold her lot and moved to a place about 8 miles south, but we still keep in touch with her (made her a little desk recently and loaned her some tools which i got back). she's...
Forum: Off Topic 11-24-2020, 11:35am
Replies: 84
Views: 1,005
Posted By DAB
Mike Rowe's Dirty Jobs series showed that any job...

Mike Rowe's Dirty Jobs series showed that any job has it's highs and lows. but almost everyone on that show had a smile on their face at the end of the day. they enjoyed their jobs and their...
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