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[*] posted on 3-16-2018 at 08:01 PM


Quote: Originally posted by JoeJustJoe  
Quote: Originally posted by gnukid  
Fishbuck Yes $400-500 for food for a month is less than $17 per day

Caj13 Yes teachers can easily make over $100k especially when you include benefits in total compensation which is often %30-40 of salary to cover medical insurance etc. for the whole family Salaries are public anyone can google it including you here is an example of pay scale without benefits so add %30-40

https://transparentcalifornia.com/salaries/school-districts/...
https://www.ousd.org/cms/lib07/CA01001176/Centricity/Domain/...



[Edited on 3-16-2018 by gnukid]



Who counts their benefit package when they are bragging about how much money they make?


I'm going to try it next time I brag how much money I make, especially if I'm at bar talking to a young lady, or at a stupid forum trying to impress others.

JJJ talking: " Hey did you know I make over $100,000 dollars a year, if you count my benefit package?"

Girl at the bar. " Goodbye, loser.

Baja Nomad member, " JJJ, I'm really impressed, that's more than I make on SS."


Total salary + benefits package is what is reported for teachers, there is a multibillion dollar lawsuit against LA schools for forcing out teachers with high salary and high benefits since teachers benefits cover their families which can be very high, people do quote salary and benefits as their total compensation, unless you have no benefits JJJ and it is a big deal to current and future significant others. I have school teacher friends who earn 40k base and 60k benefits when calculated for all family members.

https://www.cnn.com/2015/10/15/us/los-angeles-teacher-class-...


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[*] posted on 3-16-2018 at 08:23 PM


Quote: Originally posted by del mar  
Quote: Originally posted by fishbuck  
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Quote: Originally posted by Alm  
Quote: Originally posted by fishbuck  
Are you saying $400-500 for food per month? Or does that include other non-housing costs?

Including everything but rent.

Grocery alone is not nearly that much, but then there are bills, propane, car repairs, gas, over the counter meds, occasional dental, new pair of glasses - endless. Even with rental home there is always some spending on "casa", something to fix/buy/repair.


Ok, that is what I was thinking.
I gotta gave cable and wifi.
I like burning electricity. I like lights.
I like cooking with fire
I like being warm.
I'm not afraid of being too warm. I like it. Burn may need aircon in summer.
I like water. I'm a showeraholic and obsessive clean freak. Some have refered to me as "anal retentive". I prefer "cleanfreak" or "germaphobe".
I will try and start my plants so probably lots of water for seedlings etc...
How much is average water cost for 1 person?
Electricity for 1?
How much is cable in Baja?

I burn $230/month here for electric. It's been cold.
In summer here aircon is prefered for about 3-4 months.
Cable is $300 with wifi (700 channels of cra*!).
Phone $300/month.




been dialing 900 numbers?:O


I don't remember why my phone bill is so high. But everytime I look into it that is the correct amount.
With Sprint.
And I get a good Boeing discount too.
The basic service plus unlimited data, a tablet with a couple hours of time, I had three phones on it but down to two now.
So I want to dump my US phone or at least downsize the service as much as I can.
I can still see a need for for 2 phones. 1 US and 1 Baja.
Is it possible to have 1 phone that does both and doesn't cost a ton of pesos?

[Edited on 3-17-2018 by fishbuck]




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[*] posted on 3-16-2018 at 08:55 PM


Quote: Originally posted by fishbuck  
;D
Quote: Originally posted by Alm  
Quote: Originally posted by fishbuck  
Are you saying $400-500 for food per month? Or does that include other non-housing costs?

Including everything but rent.

Grocery alone is not nearly that much, but then there are bills, propane, car repairs, gas, over the counter meds, occasional dental, new pair of glasses - endless. Even with rental home there is always some spending on "casa", something to fix/buy/repair.


Ok, that is what I was thinking.
I gotta gave cable and wifi.
I like burning electricity. I like lights.
I like cooking with fire
I like being warm.
I'm not afraid of being too warm. I like it. Burn may need aircon in summer.
I like water. I'm a showeraholic and obsessive clean freak. Some have refered to me as "anal retentive". I prefer "cleanfreak" or "germaphobe".
I will try and start my plants so probably lots of water for seedlings etc...
How much is average water cost for 1 person?
Electricity for 1?
How much is cable in Baja?

I burn $230/month here for electric. It's been cold.
In summer here aircon is prefered for about 3-4 months.
Cable is $300 with wifi (700 channels of cra*!).
Phone $300/month.


You are a fool to pay 300/month for phone and 300/month for cable tv

I can’t begin to analyze the silliness of having ac in western Washington...




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[*] posted on 3-16-2018 at 11:42 PM


From Goat:

"You are a fool to pay 300/month for phone and 300/month for cable tv

I can’t begin to analyze the silliness of having ac in western Washington..."
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1)Yes
2)Yes
3)Correct. But seriously, this place has some heat waves in summer. Otherwise fantastic in summer.
The aircon was for the girlfriend. The kind that sits on the floor and a vent to the window. It worked great.
She took it when she left. Along with a few HD smart TVs. I guess I gave her that stuff.;)

[Edited on 3-17-2018 by fishbuck]




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[*] posted on 3-17-2018 at 05:56 AM


Quote: Originally posted by fishbuck  

Is it possible to have 1 phone that does both and doesn't cost a ton of pesos?
[Edited on 3-17-2018 by fishbuck]


I already told you that ATT works in Baja. They have a deal with TELCEL which is a Mexican telcom. You can get a data/voice plan for under $50 bucks that is unlimited data (?) and call/text. My cheapo plan (no data) is only $25 month (w/autopay) unlimited call/text/photos. Data seems a waste of money for me, and I can get online at home or at work if necessary, probably any Starbucks if I'm mobile and desperate.

Here, $45 a month for all, and it works in Mexico:
https://www.att.com/prepaid/plans.html

I have never understood why people pay so much for a phone, it's absurd.

John





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[*] posted on 3-17-2018 at 10:56 AM


Quote: Originally posted by fishbuck  

I can still see a need for for 2 phones. 1 US and 1 Baja.
Is it possible to have 1 phone that does both and doesn't cost a ton of pesos?

[Edited on 3-17-2018 by fishbuck]

Is it possible to stay a little more focused? Including when you're talking over the phone :)

Carlos Slim empire will be happy to give you a pre-pay that may cost anywhere fro $US 5 to 10, a month. With unlimited voice and "some" data. And it will work in the US, with modest roaming charges.

If you plan to move to Baja permanently and not keep any home in the US, you won't need to go North very often. Maybe only for major procedures on Medicare - despite glorious Mexican healthcare system. With time, your phone calls from Baja to US will become less frequent too.

You're asking about electricity costs, it has been already answered in this and your other related threads.
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[*] posted on 3-17-2018 at 12:58 PM


Quote: Originally posted by John Harper  
Quote: Originally posted by fishbuck  

Is it possible to have 1 phone that does both and doesn't cost a ton of pesos?
[Edited on 3-17-2018 by fishbuck]


I already told you that ATT works in Baja. They have a deal with TELCEL which is a Mexican telcom. You can get a data/voice plan for under $50 bucks that is unlimited data (?) and call/text. My cheapo plan (no data) is only $25 month (w/autopay) unlimited call/text/photos. Data seems a waste of money for me, and I can get online at home or at work if necessary, probably any Starbucks if I'm mobile and desperate.

Here, $45 a month for all, and it works in Mexico:
https://www.att.com/prepaid/plans.html

I have never understood why people pay so much for a phone, it's absurd.

John





[Edited on 3-17-2018 by John Harper]


Thank you.
I'm a slow learner sometimes.
I'm on it.




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[*] posted on 3-17-2018 at 01:06 PM


Quote: Originally posted by Alm  
Quote: Originally posted by fishbuck  

I can still see a need for for 2 phones. 1 US and 1 Baja.
Is it possible to have 1 phone that does both and doesn't cost a ton of pesos?

[Edited on 3-17-2018 by fishbuck]

Is it possible to stay a little more focused? Including when you're talking over the phone :)

Carlos Slim empire will be happy to give you a pre-pay that may cost anywhere fro $US 5 to 10, a month. With unlimited voice and "some" data. And it will work in the US, with modest roaming charges.

If you plan to move to Baja permanently and not keep any home in the US, you won't need to go North very often. Maybe only for major procedures on Medicare - despite glorious Mexican healthcare system. With time, your phone calls from Baja to US will become less frequent too.

You're asking about electricity costs, it has been already answered in this and your other related threads.


Thank you for helping. I'm trying to get it all. There are a lot of details.
I have full medical in my retirement plan so will be relocating my health and wellness access to San Diego.
Fortunately I don't need much yet.
I don't need to work but haven't given up yet on starting a second career as a pilot. I still have pro pilot friends in Orange County and San Diego and want to stay in touch.
My goal is to commute to work in my personal plane from my private runway in San Quintin. Fly a trip and then back home.
Or maybe I will just go camping and fishing. Then I might not need a phone at all.



[Edited on 3-17-2018 by fishbuck]




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[*] posted on 3-17-2018 at 02:43 PM


I haven't but will very soon so I can get up to date. Plus they have expanded to mainland Mexico and as far as Costa Rica I think.
They all have nice planes too. Semi-rich dudes mostly...
I think a pilot needs to be aware of and willing to accept the changes in Baja if possible.
I haven't tried flying in Baja for a while. So maybe I'll change my tune after trying it again.
But I 'm not done yet. I'm always scheming to get my hands on a plane... can someone please lend me their plane for a Baja trip or 2? I'll wash it and fill it with gas when I'm done.:cool:




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[*] posted on 3-17-2018 at 04:56 PM


Quote: Originally posted by David K  
Have you joined Baja Bush Pilots (Bush Pilots International)? They advocate for private pilots to the Mexican government to reduce ridiculous fees and hardships on pilots that has all but killed small plane vacationing for many.


Hardships?

Can you explain?







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[*] posted on 3-23-2018 at 02:57 PM


I didn't follow a lot of that from Fishbuck, because I tore a hole in my foil hat, getting out of my Bell Ranger....



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[*] posted on 3-24-2018 at 01:15 PM


What did you miss chuckie? Please adjust you foil hat and pay attention.
This is important Baja info that could save your life someday...:coolup:




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[*] posted on 3-24-2018 at 01:34 PM


I reread your stuff and didn't see any information....maybe you could like underline it or something?



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[*] posted on 3-24-2018 at 03:41 PM


chuckie,

Oh sweet baby Jesus and for the love of everything that is Holy, I beg you not to encourage fishbuck repeat himself....
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[*] posted on 3-24-2018 at 04:11 PM


You are right....He has done it so many times...But its entertaining to see how it always comes out different...SORRY!



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