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by rockonhumblepie
Tue Apr 20, 2021 11:25 am
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: When to take Social Security when a pension is linked to it
Replies: 25
Views: 2485

Re: When to take Social Security when a pension is linked to it

That might be the first time I had a hoghead talk to me in 35yrs. :D Like most jobs now the training is slack,the company has to much power and the crews don't stick together. We saw the good times. I hired out for BN in 79' as a Car knocker, went switching in 80'( world class pin puller), Brakee th...
by rockonhumblepie
Tue Apr 20, 2021 1:36 am
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: When to take Social Security when a pension is linked to it
Replies: 25
Views: 2485

Re: When to take Social Security when a pension is linked to it

Hey RR When did you hire out? What is your craft? Tier1 (Social Security equivalent) and Tier2 (Railroad pension) can't be separated. Down load your Railroad Retirement Handbook and study it in the siding. Your RRB field office employees know what they are talking about u need to know what to ask. W...
by rockonhumblepie
Sat Jan 16, 2021 2:02 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: High School Graduation Gifts
Replies: 41
Views: 6057

Re: High School Graduation Gifts

$50 cash for friends

$50 cash for family and "The Little Book of Common Sense Investing"

Maybe they will read it before they are out of college or 22yo or so.

rockon' at home
by rockonhumblepie
Sun Jan 10, 2021 11:56 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Aggresiveness of portfolio if you have a pension?
Replies: 27
Views: 2654

Re: Aggresiveness of portfolio if you have a pension?

Retired w/cola pension
Zero Debt
DW works state job for medical insurance
50/50... not to hot... not to cold
Sleeping pretty good


"If music is the food of Love? Then rockon"
by rockonhumblepie
Sun May 31, 2020 11:31 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What have you baked recently?
Replies: 336
Views: 39715

Re: What have you baked recently?

My DW was recently diagnosed with celiac disease (gluten intolerance). So I ordered some King Arthur brownie mix on the inter-web. Not being much of a baker I forged on adding a cracked egg,oil and water. Since this is a PG-Rated site let's just say the next optional ingredient helped my back pain. ...
by rockonhumblepie
Mon May 25, 2020 12:10 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: The Black Swan is Here
Replies: 164
Views: 19695

Re: The Black Swan is Here

In the short term no one knows

In the long term the same

Stick with your long term plan and wash mask often.. 8-) rockon' "Music is the therapy"
by rockonhumblepie
Sun May 03, 2020 5:06 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best [BBQ grill] for the money?
Replies: 94
Views: 7143

Re: Best BBQ for the money?

I bought a 3 burner Broil King at Lowes 5 years ago and has been great.
Solid and well made.
by rockonhumblepie
Fri Mar 27, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: How are you going to use your stimulus money?
Replies: 222
Views: 13428

Re: How are you going to use your stimulus money?

1/3= Food Bank

1/3= Roth Conversion Tax

1/3= Cash @ home

Subject to Change.... 8-) rockon' and stay safe.
by rockonhumblepie
Wed Mar 25, 2020 1:56 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Rick Ferri says to put aside something for "Bingo Money"
Replies: 76
Views: 9522

Re: Rick Ferri says to put aside something for "Bingo Money"

For some that is now eats or treats around the house money. When we are huckered down got to have heathy snacks. Pay for Costco 2day delivery service that takes 10 days. I know what Mr Rick is saying there will be bargins to be had. Sticking to my plan till the cows come home. Be safe and keep the h...
by rockonhumblepie
Thu Mar 12, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Who is staying course and how are you dealing with net worth going down?
Replies: 359
Views: 27213

Re: Who is staying course and how are you dealing with net worth going down?

Been through this several times before. The main thing to remember is that the only two days that matter are the day you buy and the day you sell. Everything in between is merely noise. The way to financial freedom is to buy low and sell high; not the opposite. There is no sub for experience.And gr...
by rockonhumblepie
Mon Mar 09, 2020 10:10 am
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Should I stay on course?
Replies: 12
Views: 1095

Re: Should I stay on course?

Just relax,take a deep breath.

The Whiz kids here need more info to help.

I contributed to my 2019/2020 Roth today if that helps.





" It's only money,and money don't satisfy " - Robin Trower
by rockonhumblepie
Sun Mar 08, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: What should I do about neighbor riding his ATV on my property?
Replies: 16
Views: 2208

Re: What should I do about neighbor riding his ATV on my property?

Polite but firm conversation about a fence going up with the trespasser Then call the Sheriff and explain situation/file complaint Put up highly marked fence/barrier If any other trespassing call in the Sheriff to talk to him. He asked you said No. You got love the old boy still riding though. 8-) r...
by rockonhumblepie
Mon Feb 24, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks in free fall
Replies: 22948
Views: 3010532

Re: U.S. stocks in free fall

I'm going on a walk,shoot a few hoops and make dinner.
by rockonhumblepie
Fri Feb 07, 2020 2:25 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What is the best concert you ever witnessed?
Replies: 434
Views: 32299

Re: What is the best concert you ever witnessed?

Humble Pie w/ Montrose 1973 Paramount Northwest


Lynyrd Skynyrd 76'
Kinks
Ten Years After
Deep Purple
CCR
Robin Trower
Marshall Tucker Band
All close second 8-) rockon'
by rockonhumblepie
Sat Jan 25, 2020 11:22 pm
Forum: US Chapters
Topic: Happy Birthday Taylor! 96 years young!
Replies: 139
Views: 5063

Re: Happy Birthday Taylor! 96 years young!

Mr Taylor,
Hope you had a great day and hope tomorrow is even better.

Happy Birthday to you!
by rockonhumblepie
Thu Jan 23, 2020 1:41 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Need help to repair a 1975 Maytag dryer Need some folks that are dryer pro's here
Replies: 11
Views: 957

Re: Need help to repair a 1975 Maytag dryer Need some folks that are dryer pro's here

Yeah I'm still running a 79' Whirlpool dryer.

RepairClinic has exploded views of the fan parts.Punch exact model # in.

You can still get most felt kits there.

I never leave my machine running when not home because of the age. We all know the new junk doesn't hold up. 8-) tumbleon
by rockonhumblepie
Fri Jan 17, 2020 12:54 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Tributes to Jack Bogle
Replies: 218
Views: 32051

Re: Tributes to Jack Bogle

When I had to quit work at 53yo because of injury,I was very happy I followed Jack Bogles principals of investing. Instead of going to the bar with rest of the crew on our layover (mostly) I read his books and my employer just happened to offer a Vanguard 401k. Many thanks to the wise and kind gentl...
by rockonhumblepie
Thu Jan 09, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: What do you guys think about a career in insurance sales?
Replies: 80
Views: 5931

Re: What do you guys think about a career in insurance sales?

I went to trade school for a 2 year degree and worked part time in the field I was learning after school.

Union apprenticeship is another good way to go.

Learn a trade,work for a small company and then start your own gig in the future. 8-) rockon'
by rockonhumblepie
Tue Dec 10, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Auto oil change
Replies: 54
Views: 4243

Re: Auto oil change

At least change oil and filter once a year.

7k for Synthetic oil

5k for Conventional oil

I keep my Fords 15-20years so like to keep em' clean.

Automatic trans and filter every 60k,no tranny flushes.Lifetime fluid is marketing BS.

Have had no defects,repeat no defects. Rockon' out.
by rockonhumblepie
Thu Nov 28, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 6583
Views: 1452754

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

As a car nut and history buff this could be the perfect popcorn(large) movie. Ford v Ferrari....

Mostly accurate and very entertaining acting. That's some fast Fords people! 8-) rockon'

Happy Thanksgiving to all.
by rockonhumblepie
Mon Jul 01, 2019 12:29 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: anyone in the market for a lawn tractor?
Replies: 31
Views: 2344

Re: anyone in the market for a lawn tractor?

I asked local John Deere dealer what his favorite used machine was.

LT180 John Deere Kawasaki engine with Hydrostatic drive.If you could find one with low hrs I would buy it.

I have a 1993 STX38 John Deere Yellow deck Kohler engine with transaxle still going strong. 8-) mowon'
by rockonhumblepie
Fri Mar 29, 2019 12:16 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: I drive 8000 miles a year, what car do you recommend?
Replies: 39
Views: 3799

Re: I drive 8000 miles a year, what car do you recommend?

Yeah those Fiords are terrible: 73year old tractor= no defects 50year old Mustang=no defects 5year old F150=no defects Just terrible! Get a 2017 Mustang Gt and never look back.... Just remember if you are considering something from the Ford Motor Company = FORD proudly stands for F ound O n R oad D ...
by rockonhumblepie
Thu Mar 21, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Being a Boglehead and car enthusiast stinks
Replies: 72
Views: 5211

Re: Being a Boglehead and car enthusiast stinks

SCCA- Sports Car Club of America:

Over 5.0 Liter Class:

1966 Champ- Mustang

1967 Champ- Mustang

1968 Champ- Camaro

1969 Champ- Camaro

1970 Champ- Mustang

Step down next witness.
by rockonhumblepie
Sun Jan 20, 2019 12:31 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Ford F-series pickup with 4x4 and 4 doors?
Replies: 31
Views: 2444

Re: Ford F-series pickup with 4x4 and 4 doors?

Bought 2014 5.0 Supercrew shortbed w/17k two years ago.30k now. 5.0 V-8 is best engine choice, 2.7 and 3.5 close second 6.5ft bed will ride better than shortbed. 4 door(crewbus) is a must for extra room. Spray in liner is great. Going to upgrade shocks and tires soon. Pow...great Truck!! No Fiat or ...
by rockonhumblepie
Thu Jan 17, 2019 12:45 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: The Worth Of A Man: A Tribute To John C. Bogle
Replies: 45
Views: 7129

Re: The Worth Of A Man: A Tribute To John C. Bogle

Right on the money,Mr Rick.

Time to push the "Bogle Rule".
by rockonhumblepie
Thu Jan 17, 2019 12:31 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: John Bogle has died at age 89
Replies: 856
Views: 63263

Re: John Bogle has died at age 89

Jack Bogle was a True American Hero.


One of my Heroes.

Rest in Peace kind sir,and Thank You.
by rockonhumblepie
Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Recommendations for a 9mm handgun
Replies: 171
Views: 15352

Re: Recommendations for a 9mm handgun

Older Ruger Stainless
by rockonhumblepie
Mon Dec 31, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: [What TV Show Have You Recently Watched?]
Replies: 2777
Views: 275795

Re: [What TV Show Have You Recently Watched?]

"Into Alaska"
Monday nights
Animal Planet
by rockonhumblepie
Mon Dec 31, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Corvette vs Cayman/Boxster......anyone owned both?
Replies: 57
Views: 5473

Re: Corvette vs Cayman/Boxster......anyone owned both?

I want to be the 60yr old in the GT, 5.Ohhh!!!

Happy 2019 to all :sharebeer
by rockonhumblepie
Thu Dec 27, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Nice jeans for work with lowest average cost of ownership
Replies: 107
Views: 8562

Re: Nice jeans for work with lowest average cost of ownership

Mr. JC Pennys, Arizona Jeans orginal straight leg.

Comfortable
Affordable
holdup
by rockonhumblepie
Thu Dec 20, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best Albums of 2018
Replies: 36
Views: 3266

Re: Best Albums of 2018

Jason Isbell "Live From The Ryman"

Tom Petty "An American Treasure"
by rockonhumblepie
Fri Dec 07, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: What are your property taxes?
Replies: 375
Views: 25315

Re: What are your property taxes?

$6000 on a 560k 2400sq ft shack with 5acres.
No state tax in Wa
8.9% sales tax

Sking up top,hiking out back.


Merry Christmas to All! 8-) rockon'
by rockonhumblepie
Tue Oct 23, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Warm weather getaway in December
Replies: 17
Views: 2052

Re: Warm weather getaway in December

Maui hands down..we go every other year..unless we can go every year. 8-) rockon' shaka
by rockonhumblepie
Sun Oct 21, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Set it and forget it
Replies: 78
Views: 15879

Re: Set it and forget it

I am retired at 62 but not drawing on investments. tIRA= Target Income + small amount in short term bond Roth IRA= Vanguard Balanced Fund + small amount in short term bond Taxable= Not much Was a Three Funder for many years and might go back to it at 70.5yo Have been so happy to play it simple and s...
by rockonhumblepie
Sun Oct 21, 2018 12:30 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Cross-country trip via Amtrak
Replies: 58
Views: 7503

Re: Cross-country trip via Amtrak

Train travel is a very relaxing and a treat for the eye. But until Amtrak and the Freight roads turn on PTC ( Positive Train Control) nationwide I refuse to step onboard. Just amazing that it was mandated in 2015 and still we go bump in the night.Our priorities as a nation make you wonder. :confused
by rockonhumblepie
Thu Oct 18, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: What the heck to do with $2M windfall
Replies: 22
Views: 5612

Re: What the heck to do with $2M windfall

Here today..gone to Maui. 8-)

Put the rest in Vanguard Balanced Fund.(VBIAX)
by rockonhumblepie
Mon Oct 15, 2018 10:20 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: When to stop putting money into an older vehicle
Replies: 90
Views: 8221

Re: When to stop putting money into an older vehicle

I buy 2 to 3 year old truck/car with low miles and keep it 10- 20 years.

Of course my family has named each ride and do own maintenance,fluids,brakes etc.

More of a relationship with the old Ford's.

Any good machine from this century is safe enough for my bunch.Wear it out!
by rockonhumblepie
Sat Oct 13, 2018 1:03 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks in free fall
Replies: 22948
Views: 3010532

Re: Stocks tumbling?

What goes up must come down Spinnin' wheel got to go round Talkin bout your troubles, it's a cryin sin Ride a painted pony,let the spinnin' wheel spin Name that band...? I set it and forget it...and listen to some tunes. rockon 8-) Dad, is that you? Yes son,send $$ from your ST Bond fund ASAP
by rockonhumblepie
Sat Oct 13, 2018 12:55 am
Forum: US Chapters
Topic: Seattle Area Chapter Meetings - Master Thread
Replies: 185
Views: 53465

Re: Seattle Area Chapter Meetings - Master Thread

helldeskmonkey wrote: Fri Oct 12, 2018 7:13 pm Orthogonal to the thread purpose, does anybody have a good line on a fee only CFP?


Garrettplanningnetwork.com

I hope to make it to the brew pub in Nov. I'm thirsty.
by rockonhumblepie
Wed Oct 10, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks in free fall
Replies: 22948
Views: 3010532

Re: Stocks tumbling?

What goes up must come down Spinnin' wheel got to go round Talkin bout your troubles, it's a cryin sin Ride a painted pony,let the spinnin' wheel spin Name that band...? I set it and forget it...and listen to some tunes. rockon 8-) Blood Sweat and Tears :beer Name this one: You say that money isn’t...
by rockonhumblepie
Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks in free fall
Replies: 22948
Views: 3010532

Re: Stocks tumbling?

What goes up must come down
Spinnin' wheel got to go round
Talkin bout your troubles, it's a cryin sin
Ride a painted pony,let the spinnin' wheel spin

Name that band...?

I set it and forget it...and listen to some tunes. rockon 8-)
by rockonhumblepie
Fri Sep 28, 2018 12:09 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Car accident, diminished value claim?
Replies: 18
Views: 3548

Re: Car accident, diminished value claim?

hmw,

Type "diminished value" in google forum search box upper left page.

Read "New Car hit accident-loss of DV" rockon 8-)
by rockonhumblepie
Thu Sep 27, 2018 11:54 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: 2018 Ford Edge
Replies: 31
Views: 2751

Re: 2018 Ford Edge

Yes,Police Interceptor utility is based on Ford Explorer.

DW has 2016 Edge 2.0 AWD and loves the SUV.Same generation as 2018.

Drive the Jeep and the Ford.More than likely you will be in the Ford family.
by rockonhumblepie
Wed Aug 22, 2018 2:05 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 6583
Views: 1452754

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

"All The Presidents Men"

"The Blues Brothers" to honor and listen to Aretha.RIP Queen

Plenty of indoor time avoiding wildfire smoke.
by rockonhumblepie
Tue Jul 31, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: New car hit accident - loss of dimished value
Replies: 50
Views: 12333

Re: New car hit accident - loss of dimished value

Investing the money was Boglehead approved...I'm guessing. :wink:
by rockonhumblepie
Wed Jul 11, 2018 1:45 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: New car hit accident - loss of dimished value
Replies: 50
Views: 12333

Re: New car hit accident - loss of dimished value

Core4,

If you feel strongly enough there is small claims court.

I would counteroffer 3400 and take around 3 large.

Drive the ride for 10yrs and it won't be a factor,that is our plan.

Good Luck! 8-)
by rockonhumblepie
Sun Jun 17, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Special Needs Trust
Replies: 31
Views: 3400

Re: Special Needs Trust

Our Lawyer charges 2k for guardianship and 2,400 for SNT. Seattle area.

We went ahead with guardianship as son is 18 this year.But still going to meet and ask about estate. rockon' 8-)