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  1. VacationForever

    Drug prices

    $5,000 is free lunch to me. I am 8 years away from Medicare and I pay $14,000 in a normal year between premiums, co-pay and cheap medicine, i.e. no hospitalization or major procedure and expensive medicine. I expect that number to go to $20,000 when I reach 64.
  2. VacationForever

    Reservation change fee (weeks)

    They have always had change fees for weeks reservation and in the past they had charged me sporadically for changes. Now that my weeks are enrolled they have not charged me.
  3. VacationForever

    Let’s share our journey for those of us that want to pursue a healthier lifestyle to lose weight.

    @heathpack I am exhausted reading your post. ;) Great job! Number of calories burned in reading: 0.
  4. VacationForever

    Coronavirus Wreaking Havoc on Your Travel Plans?

    We forfeited 2 cruise deposits for the 2 of us, cancelled flights and paid redeposit fee to get our airline miles back to my account and cancelled Marriott timeshare stay and got Destination Club points back into our account. It is better safe than be sorry. Even though we had travel insurance...
  5. VacationForever

    Divorce and timeshares---what do I need to know?

    I am sorry. You both need to figure out if it is going to be a more straightforward divorce where you both agree on division of property, custody of children, alimony and child support if applicable. Otherwise it is best to go with a mediated divorce where each side retains a lawyer to iron...
  6. VacationForever

    What Is Your Favorite MVC Resort And Why?

    Our favorite is Marriott's Ko Olina - lush landscape, lots of pools and right on the lagoon and ocean. Their casual restaurant, Longboard, is quite good and a perfect spot to watch the sunset if you are not doing so from your balcony. Golf at Ko Olina is a short drive away. If not for needing...
  7. VacationForever

    Preview Packages for Potential New Owners

    Yes, you need to call MVCI and ask to transfer to the marketing line. Our friends who already own a MVC Hawaii week call MVCI annually to add 3 to 5 nights to their vacation in Hawaii by buying one of these packages. I was told you can only buy 1 per year.
  8. VacationForever

    Coronavirus Wreaking Havoc on Your Travel Plans?

    My ex-staff who is in Shanghai told me today that life in Shanghai has gone back to normal. Apparently the virus is pretty much under control there. Iran and Italy high numbers and countries which do not test their sick for COVID-19 worry me.
  9. VacationForever

    Let’s share our journey for those of us that want to pursue a healthier lifestyle to lose weight.

    An update from yesterday. I usually have peanut butter with one slice of gluten-free toast for breakfast. My husband who toasts bread for me in the morning gave me 2 slices because they were tiny and it was golf day. Half way through the round I was less hungry than usual, and I slowly worked...
  10. VacationForever

    Good idea to refill your prescriptions now

    I didn't have an issue with Kaiser, BCBS and now United Health. Every round of prescriptions I just get it 3 to 5 days earlier and before long I have 6 months stock. Kaiser allowed prescriptions to be filled one month before the 3 months supply run out. BCBS and United Health allow up to...
  11. VacationForever

    buying Golf Clubs

    I agree with your points. We also always regrip with softer and in my case, larger grip because I have larger hands than most women. My husband likes softer grips too because the stock ones which come with the clubs are usually very rough on the hands.
  12. VacationForever

    Good idea to refill your prescriptions now

    It is under insurance but I have to pay whatever is the co-pay. I have been stockpiling prescriptions for as long as I remember. When I get to 6 months supply, I would just delay one refill for a couple of weeks.
  13. VacationForever

    Let’s share our journey for those of us that want to pursue a healthier lifestyle to lose weight.

    You can count me in. I have been binging on lots of cheetos, chocolates and cookies lately and my weight has slowly crept up again. I would like to lose 10 lbs in the next 20 weeks. I golf a few days a week and I get myself too hungry by the end of the round that I would have a meal and...
  14. VacationForever

    buying Golf Clubs

    Don't know anything about this particular set but at this price it is for beginners. I suggest that you buy a set with graphite shafts. This set has steel shafts for the irons and I would stay away from it. https://golftips.golfweek.com/graphite-vs-steel-shafts-1376.html
  15. VacationForever

    Looking at TV options as of Feb 2020 (yes, again!) - here is why:

    We have FUBO as they are #1 in sports channels. I watch Golf Channel and FUBO is a must have for my husband because this is the only streaming network that carries PAC-10. The main thing that is missing from FUBO is ESPN. We have Amazon Prime Video and Acorn.tv - add on to prime for $4.99 per...
  16. VacationForever

    Costco In Our Local News

    All these news about thugs out there make me want to stay home and not go out.
  17. VacationForever

    Costco In Our Local News

    My very thought... but this was reported on Nextdoor so we cannot get an answer here.
  18. VacationForever

    Drug prices

    Current system is providing a choice - I can go to a better doctor or getting my surgery scheduled sooner. "The rest of world" which pays roughly 1/2 of what we do are not all single payer systems. Our high costs are not the result of not having a single payer. Take Singapore as an example...
  19. VacationForever

    Marriott Newport Coast Owners? Platinum Season (Question)

    13-month reservation can be concurrent, consecutive or overlapping but must include reserving both weeks.
  20. VacationForever

    Drug prices

    Health care costs are the same and it is a matter of who pays for it. Socialism and Communism have alot of similarities - what is yours is mine and vice versa. It leaves very little motivation to innovate, create, and push ourselves to excel. No good things can come out of it.
  21. VacationForever

    A call from my granddaughter

    I had a call when I was 10 years old from a woman who claimed that my brother owed her money and that she would report him to the police if we did not repay her. I said, yeah right... Bye. I called my brother at his business and he said nope no idea what was that about except it was a scam.
  22. VacationForever

    Congress Just Made Passing an IRA Down to Your Kids a Lot Harder. Here's What You Can Still Do

    The part that makes us ponder whether to do Roth conversion is that we will need to pay taxes using money from our taxable accounts, which means the money paid as taxes now will be gone and no longer able to grow, as opposed to letting both taxable and tax deferred accounts grow and worry about...
  23. VacationForever

    Marriott Newport Coast Owners? Platinum Season (Question)

    I own at Desert Springs Villas I, Grande Vista and pure points. We now simply go in June and September, using a mix of Interval International Exchange and 60-day discounted points for Presidential level. My weekly cost to stay there is closer to $800 to $1100.
  24. VacationForever

    Marriott Newport Coast Owners? Platinum Season (Question)

    In addition to the stated MF, there is a separately billed property tax by the county of about $100, bring 2020 fees to $1474. Owners have reported having difficulty in booking summer weeks when they own a single week so you will need to buy 2 weeks to get 13th month booking benefit and booking...
  25. VacationForever

    Good idea to refill your prescriptions now

    I always request a refill a few days before it is due so that I can slowly stockpile. We have 6 months supply of most of our medications now. ;)
  26. VacationForever

    Coronavirus Wreaking Havoc on Your Travel Plans?

    "I am not a virus." Asians are being physically attacked and verbally abused in the US because of coronavirus. https://www.cnn.com/2020/02/20/us/coronavirus-racist-attacks-against-asian-americans/index.html
  27. VacationForever

    Drug prices

    The downside of "free" medicine can be experienced in HMO systems where the approved drugs are from many generations ago and very cheap for the HMO to fill and free to the patient. Doctors in the HMO system generally do not prescribe better drugs that are more expensive that are not in the...
  28. VacationForever

    buying Golf Clubs

    Very good advice. I hit my drives, woods and irons longer and straighter than most amateur/social women golfers but my short game is not good. Today I played and I turned 3-4 foot birdie putts into double bogeys. I have alot of work ahead with bunkers, chipping and putting.
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