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Posts Made By: c6g
Board: Teachers' Lounge 04-11-2021, 06:12 AM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By c6g
I agree with Tori and Lisa. Many years ago,...

I agree with Tori and Lisa.

Many years ago, I used to put down fertilizer with a weed killer a couple times every summer. At one point I had just bought a bag of the stuff, but before putting it...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 04-09-2021, 05:01 AM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By c6g
I discovered greatschools.org a few years ago,...

I discovered greatschools.org a few years ago, long after my own kids graduated from high school. At the time I was subbing in about 15 different schools in three districts, and and decided to check...
Board: Retired Teachers 04-08-2021, 05:30 AM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By c6g
Amiga13, it sounds like you made a wise choice by...

Amiga13, it sounds like you made a wise choice by deciding on a Roth IRA and contributing to it every year. The good news--you can double-check with your financial manager--is that there are no RMDs...
Board: Retired Teachers 04-07-2021, 05:22 AM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By c6g
As others have mentioned, there are pros and cons...

As others have mentioned, there are pros and cons to converting a 401K to a Roth.

I'm not yet at the age of required withdrawals, but I've read about an interesting way to get around taxes...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 03-30-2021, 05:11 AM
Replies: 46
 
Posted By c6g
Also correct for me.

Also correct for me.
Board: Teachers' Lounge 03-29-2021, 09:23 AM
Replies: 19
 
Posted By c6g
My wife and I always bought cars until we made...

My wife and I always bought cars until we made the decision to lease recently.

When we purchased our first car together in the 1980s, it was very affordable with our modest incomes and a...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 03-26-2021, 06:15 AM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By c6g
Perhaps it has something to do with getting...

Perhaps it has something to do with getting older. I've used gel covers like the ones Linda described, and they help somewhat, but I've never found anything that's completely comfortable.

Bike...
Board: Retired Teachers 03-06-2021, 10:20 AM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By c6g
Again, this is a very interesting discussion...

Again, this is a very interesting discussion since it will at some point affect all of us. Nancy Lee, your idea about the taking the 1.5% and reinvesting the remainder is a good one for those who can...
Board: Retired Teachers 03-04-2021, 06:26 AM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By c6g
Interesting topic! Amiga, I think you're very...

Interesting topic! Amiga, I think you're very wise starting with just 1.5%. Nobody can predict the future. Taking a greater amount might be all right, but who knows?

At one time, the standard...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 03-03-2021, 05:15 AM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By c6g
Your last sentence mentioned worries about making...

Your last sentence mentioned worries about making a mistake. If you have a complicated return, I'd be concerned, but otherwise, you don't have much to worry about.

Up until a few years ago, my...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 02-24-2021, 09:49 AM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By c6g
Good for you! I've also lost weight in the last...

Good for you! I've also lost weight in the last few years, and have managed to keep it off.
Like you, I've cut way back on the junk.

A few treats I enjoy in very small quantities (although not...
Board: Retired Teachers 02-23-2021, 06:26 AM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By c6g
New IRS question

While working on my taxes, I noticed an IRS question that appears on page 1 of Form 1040: At any time during 2020, did you receive, sell, send, exchange, or otherwise acquire any financial interest...
Board: Substitute Teachers 02-21-2021, 01:43 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By c6g
I haven't posted on this board in a while, but...

I haven't posted on this board in a while, but can relate to all of your comments. I decided to call it quits after 40+ years in education (regular teaching and subbing), and it wasn't an easy...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 02-17-2021, 07:02 AM
Replies: 16
 
Posted By c6g
I was going to suggest something like this, but...

I was going to suggest something like this, but you said you've tried similar products without success....
Board: Retired Teachers 02-17-2021, 06:43 AM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By c6g
Don't leave home without it . . .

I'm talking about the Medicare card, the one that's red, white, and blue, if you have a Medicare Advantage Plan and are getting the Covid vaccine. I just got the first one at a local pharmacy, and...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 02-12-2021, 06:31 AM
Replies: 15
 
Posted By c6g
If he has computer access, perhaps he can be...

If he has computer access, perhaps he can be convinced to volunteer as a citizen archivist for the National Archives. It's important work, and he'd be making a lasting contribution to his country. He...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 02-03-2021, 10:05 PM
Replies: 43
 
Posted By c6g
In the early 1970s while in high school, I worked...

In the early 1970s while in high school, I worked in a small retail store, stocking shelves, working the cash register, etc. I think I made close to minimum wage, about $1.50/hour.

In summer 1974...
Board: Retired Teachers 01-26-2021, 04:54 AM
Replies: 21
 
Posted By c6g
Linda, I also remember school lunches that cost...

Linda, I also remember school lunches that cost about 35 cents.

In the early 60s when I was 7 or 8, my mother would sometimes send me to the bakery or grocery store alone--can't imagine parents...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 01-24-2021, 01:20 PM
Replies: 21
 
Posted By c6g
Iíve been there, and agree with Annieís...

Iíve been there, and agree with Annieís recommendations for exercises and a heating pad. In particular, Iíve had success with stretches in which you feel as if youíre making yourself as long as...
Board: Retired Teachers 01-22-2021, 10:42 PM
Replies: 15
 
Posted By c6g
NJ Teacher, your comment about mimeograph...

NJ Teacher, your comment about mimeograph machines made me curious. There were ditto machines and mimeograph machines, and I was trying to remember the difference between the two. Here it is:
...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 01-20-2021, 05:50 AM
Replies: 17
 
Posted By c6g
"Tomorrow" from Annie "Seventy-Six...

"Tomorrow" from Annie

"Seventy-Six Trombones" from The Music Man

"The Impossible Dream" from Man of La Mancha

"Skinnamarink"
Board: Teachers' Lounge 01-19-2021, 06:06 AM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By c6g
This doesn't really answer your question, but it...

This doesn't really answer your question, but it might still be helpful:
https://www.onlineu.org/most-affordable-colleges/teaching-masters-degrees
Board: Teachers' Lounge 01-17-2021, 09:49 AM
Replies: 16
 
Posted By c6g
It's been a long time for bad dating stories...

It's been a long time for bad dating stories since my wife and I have been married since the early 1980s (never a bad date with her :)). Here's a dating memory from the 70s.

We met in college (we...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 01-08-2021, 06:44 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By c6g
Great story! I’ve got a couple that are...

Great story!

I’ve got a couple that are similar. In a subbing job a few years ago, I did a lesson with first or second graders involving words that end “ss.” We went through the lesson together,...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 01-07-2021, 06:45 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By c6g
I donít need to use one anymore, but in the past...

I donít need to use one anymore, but in the past I had great luck with the Aqualizer.
http://aqualizer.com/
Theyíre flexible and no molding is necessary. Just clean it and pop it in.



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