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re: Retirement spending plan - nctiger71
[quote] what would be your retirement spending plan? IF you assume the 4% growth model Assuming retire at 60 [/quote] [quote]kywildcatfanone wrote in another post[/quote][quote]I'm hoping to retire in 5 years, and I will feel good about it with 1.7M. Will still do it at 1.5. As long as I have e...
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re: Tell me about Maine in the fall - nctiger71
What do you plan to do in Acadia NP/Bar Harbor?...
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re: Tell me about Maine in the fall - nctiger71
[quote]Any special viewpoints ?[/quote] About 19 miles east of Lincoln, NH on the Kancamagus Hwy is Sabbaday Falls. It is a smaller (I presume) version of the falls in the Franconia Notch State Park north of Lincoln. [img][url=https://imgur.com/xarC3Df][img]http://i.imgur.com/xarC3Dfl.jpg[/img...
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re: Travel Insurance - nctiger71
[quote]So I guess I need to get some sort of insurance [/quote] A friend, who travels abroad frequently, recommended Squaremouth (odd name, I know) to compare travel insurance options. We used it to buy a policy from a Berkshire Hathaway Co. for a trip to Europe this summer. As far as I kno...
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re: Anyone been to Slovakia?... - nctiger71
Yes, technically. We were in Poland with a group this summer and spent 2 or 3 nights in Zakopane which is very near the Slovakia border. One of our planned events was rained out so we drove to the border and walked into Slovakia. Below is a link to my Poland trip report and if you scroll down to...
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re: Raleigh Restaurants - nctiger71
Carolina Ale House might be what you are looking for. It is a chain and they have several locations. ...
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re: Driving from Mt Ranier to Indianapolis with my wife and dog - nctiger71
[quote]Day 3: This is a little bit of guessing. We're going to Buffalo, WY and will spend the night. The strategy is that on Day 4, we'll take a slow drive through the Black Hills... Day 4: Spend the day in the Black Hills, view Mt Rushmore, etc, and end up in Rapid City, SD for the night. [/q...
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re: Is prime Shania Twain the most beautiful woman ever? - nctiger71
[quote]I think I also remember there maybe being something weird with her legs. If you notice she never shows her legs in any of her videos, pictures, concerts.[/quote] [link=(https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&cd=16&ved=0ahUKEwi3yZqdx6HkAhXhna0KHSIdA04Qt9IBCHYwDw&url=https%3A%2F%2Fm.yout...
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re: Hilton Grand Vacations (Timeshare?) - nctiger71
You might research Nevada lemon laws and while that may not apply maybe it will give you a link to something that would. The salesman we talked to was very low key but somehow we convinced ourselves that we wanted to own the property. We went to the site visit just to get a couple of free nights...
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re: Hilton Grand Vacations (Timeshare?) - nctiger71
We bought one in Myrtle Beach; they kept adding HH points and we convinced ourselves that buying it would fit w/ our plans to travel. Even though “our property” would be in MB, we could stay at any of their locations. We came home and I did research and decided we had made a mistake. SC has a 3...
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re: Europe Trip Planning - nctiger71
Tell your wife not to bring her curling iron and other hair tools. Even with voltage converters they will get fried. Buy them in Europe 2nd this; my wife fried her’s when we were in Poland this year....
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re: Global Entry timeline UPDATE: Conditional Approval - nctiger71
My wife & I did the Global Entry interview when we returned from Europe in June. We went through the regular custom line and told the agent we wanted to do the interview. They sent us to another agent. There was one person ahead of us; we had to wait about 10 minutes. The “interview” took 10-15 mi...
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re: Likely Relocating to NC - Any Posters Made the Move from LA? (Raleigh Area) - nctiger71
[quote]Honestly the lack of “interest in SEC football” is one of the things we’re looking forward to.[/quote] You will be coming to the right place. ...
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re: Likely Relocating to NC - Any Posters Made the Move from LA? (Raleigh Area) - nctiger71
[quote]1. Any posters have relocated to NC from Louisiana.[/quote] Yes, been here a total of 23 years; “downeast”, about an hour east of Raleigh. Weather is great; there are 4 seasons most years. Winters & Summers are usually not too bad. Occasionally there is a really hot & dry, or hot & h...
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re: Early/mid October: Vancouver or Seattle - nctiger71
Have never been to Seattle except to drive by it on the Interstate. But, I have been to Vancouver twice; about 20 years ago and we stayed there 3 nights after an Alaska cruise in 2017. I like Vancouver a lot; the people are courteous for the most part, the food is good and there are a lot of thi...
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re: 2016 Ford F150 Lariat - nctiger71
Ordered the seat from a place in Houston. That was ~$200 and a local car interior shop put it on for $60. I did not replace the foam; that would have been another $200 or so. It is leather with the holes for the AC. There is a YouTube video that explains in detail how to replace the seat cov...
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re: 2016 Ford F150 Lariat - nctiger71
I have a 2011 F 150 Ecoboost; 160,000 miles. Have had no issues; moonroof does not leak but I have not used it a lot. I was told when I bought it that it was designed to get good mileage and have the ability to tow boats, etc. I have not towed anything except a riding lawn mower. Hwy mileage i...
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re: What was the point of Walter White Jr having cerebral palsy? - nctiger71
I thought it was the juxtaposition of his biological son (physically flawed but morally strong) with his “surrogate” son Jesse (physically strong but morally weak). It seemed to me that Walter desperately wanted Jesse to do things right but he kept screwing up. That is not an uncommon situation...
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re: I’m a dummy, what do I do. - nctiger71
You have not provided enough info for anyone to give you meaningful advice. Find a (or 2 or 3) fee only financial advisor and talk to them for an hour or so. But before you do that read some basic books or articles on personal investing. ...
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re: How long after the death of a spouse is it normal to start dating again? - nctiger71
[quote]This is a weird thread. [/quote] I probably would have agreed w/ this before my sister died a few years ago and BIL was dating again within about 3 months. My other sister, my wife, her friends all thought that was terrible AND I was guilty by association cause I wasn’t as offended as the...
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