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Old 08-17-2013, 10:37 AM   #61
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Jim, it's a combination of various accounts, bond funds, real estate holdings and annuities. Its all about diversity. Some produce 8% some 4% and they bounce around, but average out to about 6%. One municipality bond guarantees 6% but you cant touch it for 4 years. Pm me if you want more info.
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Jim, We have some I bonds that are locked at 5 and 6% purchased a decade ago. Not so exciting then but looking good until the next inflation run up. Then we'll have to sell.
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Old 08-17-2013, 10:47 AM   #63
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Hman66,

Business travel is so different from 'retired in an RV travel'.

We're out at Cornell in Ithaca, NY for a few days at my granddaughters wedding, probably our 7 trip. We came while we she was in school here and would spend a week scouting the area at an rv pace, definitely much to see.

I see the wedding attendees rushing about at a businessman's pace trying to see this and that.

We love being an RVer.
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Old 08-17-2013, 10:53 AM   #64
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Norm...you described it perfectly and I totally agree with you. I can't wait to get started. I turn 62 on 9/3...already filed for SS . Now, to just stay on the right side oh the sod)

I grew up in Syracuse so know the area well. Nice time of year to visit...blessings to your granddaughter!!
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Finger Lakes

For those of you who haven't been to this part of NY, it's beautiful. Today we took a short ride to this waterfall. The water is falling 215 feet.

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If that's not enough there's the marvelous Corning Glass Museum
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Old 08-17-2013, 12:17 PM   #66
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This has turned out to be a great conversation and I appreciate all of the discussion!
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Old 08-17-2013, 12:55 PM   #67
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i like the peace of mind of a new trailer but i also like the looks of an older trailer. sometimes the only way to get that is to buy old and make it new which will usually end up costing more than you hoped. if you don't mind the looks of a new trailer, then get the newest one you can for the best price. the newer ones will have better insulation, better appliances, and even more options.

i don't have a trailer yet but i used to fix up old trucks. the older you buy, the more work you can expect to put into it. i had a car, it was made in the 2000's and a truck made in the 70's, when it came time to sell one, i decided to sell the newer car. the vintage look really grows on you.
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Finger Lakes

For those of you who haven't been to this part of NY, it's beautiful. Today we took a short ride to this waterfall. The water is falling 215 feet.

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If that's not enough there's the marvelous Corning Glass Museum
If you are heading west, spend a night at Letchworth State park & check out the three waterfalls on the Genesee River. My favorite view is the Lower Falls from the footbridge area:
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One interesting aspect of rvs is that most of them are barely used. No one had ever cooked on the stove in our 4 year motorhome. No one ever used the stove in our 22 year old Sunline or our 22 year old Scamp until we purchased the. Our Sunline had been used for only 2 weeks a year by the same family. Used trailers but hardily.
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Unfortunately we're not RVing on this trip but staying in a motel with the extended family all around, fun but different. Some are coming home with us for a week or so hence no more sight seeing, a little like a 'fun business trip' with emphasis on the fun. Thanks for the tip I'm sure we'll be back to the area.
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"...spend a night at Letchworth State park..."

Been there, and wow, great shot. Wonderful area. We found a big, informal farm-barn sale a few miles away, got me a neat old hard to find short-handled maul for 15 bucks. Now that's a serious price differential.
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