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Frugal_is_Fab

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Re: pre-FIRE checklist
« Reply #50 on: February 07, 2017, 06:54:31 PM »
Hi, I just wanted to post a mea-culpa to this post about paying extra state tax.  I got nailed with alternative minimum tax to the point that it didn't even pay to itemize.  Really shot myself in the foot.  DONT DO THIS!

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Re: pre-FIRE checklist
« Reply #51 on: February 17, 2017, 07:35:53 PM »
Inspired by this post regarding losing FSA money, make sure you have a plan to use up the remaining balance in your FSA BEFORE you leave your job.
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Re: pre-FIRE checklist
« Reply #52 on: February 21, 2017, 07:18:49 AM »
Your company (usually big companies) have a contract with Microsoft for their software. Employees can buy Microsoft product thru a "Home Use Program"

A full version of office is just $9.95. There are limits, 1 every year or so.

So, get your software before you FIRE!

http://www.microsofthup.com/hupus/hup.aspx?culture=en-US&WT.mc_id=HUPUS7

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Re: pre-FIRE checklist
« Reply #53 on: April 09, 2017, 03:06:42 AM »
This great, obviously some practical differences between countries, but I think the mental health aspects are so important.  We're not even there yet, and I  find myself second guessing and worrying about motives/selfishness/that I'll be lazy and unproductive. The psychology is fascinating!
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