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Re: How do I learn to like sushi?

Some people have an aversion to the seaweed used in the rolls. If that is a problem for you, there are certain types of roles/etc that use less seaweed. seaweed salad can be outstanding. even if I did not eat sushi, I could do a meal of tempura veggies (perhaps with tempura shrimp) and seaweed sala...
by 1530jesup
Sun Mar 01, 2015 10:12 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How do I learn to like sushi?
Replies: 79
Views: 4267

Re: Should you tip when picking up takeout food?

Someone did a study on tipping (may have read it in the NY Times) and as far as table service goes, the amount of the tip (say 15% or 20% or higher) is not a guarantee you will be treated with care the next time you eat out at the same place. And takeout, I rarely tip even when the tip jar is front ...
by 1530jesup
Sat Feb 28, 2015 7:23 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Should you tip when picking up takeout food?
Replies: 54
Views: 3750

Re: How do I learn to like sushi?

In our area sushi buffets are the rage. which is great because once I tried it, I can not get enough... I have no memory of my first time trying it yet now I am a sushi snob and easily pass by the California rolls (no fish) for both the raw and cooked delights. Like all foods we have trouble eating ...
by 1530jesup
Sat Feb 28, 2015 2:29 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How do I learn to like sushi?
Replies: 79
Views: 4267

Dilbert's take on Investment Theory

Scott Adams always has fun skewering the business world
Recently he took a few shots at investing advice and if you scroll down (I can not copy and paste his stuff) his web site he pretty much nails some of the investing tactics we talk about here
http://dilbert.com/
by 1530jesup
Fri Feb 27, 2015 9:16 am
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Dilbert's take on Investment Theory
Replies: 1
Views: 555

Re: Automatic refresh

Something has changed and I don't know if it is a Firefox browser setting or a change in forum software. Recently I noticed that the bogleheads.org page is refreshed/reloaded every time I close a topic (click the back icon). It used to refresh only when requested. What caused this change? if you cl...
by 1530jesup
Wed Feb 18, 2015 2:08 pm
 
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: Automatic refresh
Replies: 21
Views: 1202

Re: When would you retire money no object?

Dutch wrote:Today

:thumbsup yeah, always said it would be instantaneous. Sadly, my hunting & gathering was a super slow motion process. Which gave me a greater appreciation of now doing what I want, when I want...
by 1530jesup
Tue Feb 17, 2015 9:08 am
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: When would you retire money no object?
Replies: 64
Views: 3275

Re: New South Florida Local Chapter

marisara wrote:Same here! But I don't see much action. I emailed chapter leader Josh a few minutes ago.

emailed Josh last Thursday 2/5 - no bounce back and no reply as yet. I am in if we can do a mid point get together between West Palm and Broward
by 1530jesup
Tue Feb 10, 2015 6:28 pm
 
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: New South Florida Local Chapter
Replies: 42
Views: 6396

Re: Alternatives to Radio Shack?

Toons, I appreciate your optimism, but I doubt I could adequately describe a trunk opener from a 1994 Buick with a dead battery, much less its part number, or the battery's part number, assuming either even exists. Assuming further I could get the dang thing open to even find the battery. As Radio ...
by 1530jesup
Mon Feb 09, 2015 9:59 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Alternatives to Radio Shack?
Replies: 47
Views: 2838

Re: Found $100 Bill at Walmart

sitting on the steps of the NYC Met Museum of Art on 5th Ave - a great crowd watching tradition. Someone left an item bought at the souvenir shop. dear wife picked it up and brought it to lost and found. spent the day at the museum and some 4-5 hours later went up to lost & found and told them i...
by 1530jesup
Sat Feb 07, 2015 9:50 am
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Found $100 Bill at Walmart
Replies: 161
Views: 11783

Re: Assurant Health Insurance

I am considering this company for a small company group policy for my employees. I've never heard of them, does anyone have any experience or opinion? Allan Did some marketing for one of their divisions several years back, small company policies was one of their stronger points. You can Google thei...
by 1530jesup
Fri Feb 06, 2015 9:57 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Assurant Health Insurance
Replies: 13
Views: 804

Re: 3 must have car safety/'Convenience safety' features

I didn't vote for any of these. Sensible driving, good brakes and tires are far more important imo. +1 sometimes it scares me that there are all these automatic controls. between product failure and computer failure (hacking?) and laziness as automated essential actions possibly make us less cautio...
by 1530jesup
Wed Feb 04, 2015 12:02 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: 3 must have car safety/'Convenience safety' features
Replies: 36
Views: 2543

Re: Joining the free dinner circuit? Promises, promises.

Absolutely, go for the free food. In the trade, known as a "plate licker". For continued invitations to such events, one must fill out the cards available at the rear of the hall, and mark "please contact me with further information". That will get you marketed to at least one f...
by 1530jesup
Tue Feb 03, 2015 7:47 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Joining the free dinner circuit? Promises, promises.
Replies: 100
Views: 8176

Re: Selecting a Medigap Policy with 28 Choices

Also, Medicare.gov has prices for all insurance companies. I recommend choosing cheapest price as the Medigap plans are standardized. Disclosure: I am a Certified Volunteer Medicare Counselor from NJ mur44, could you pls provide a link to this......I have not been successful in getting Medigap pric...
by 1530jesup
Sun Feb 01, 2015 7:43 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Selecting a Medigap Policy with 28 Choices
Replies: 35
Views: 2860

Re: TV sound options for hearing impaired

Sennheiser's RS wireless headphone lineup seems to be the biggest player for this application, getting audio from a TV to one person and not others, if you want to go this route. I can't say I've tried any of these myself, though, but I have heard some of their other headphones and they are a very ...
by 1530jesup
Sun Feb 01, 2015 7:26 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: TV sound options for hearing impaired
Replies: 14
Views: 1467

Re: Vesting and Normal Retirement Age

Joined a company in 2000 at age 61 and their vesting schedule was 5 years. Guessing each employer creates their own rules. Luckily I was past the requirements when the bottom fell out in '08 and they started letting folks go in large bunches. That was when we moved everything to Vanguard. Getting fi...
by 1530jesup
Fri Jan 30, 2015 6:45 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Vesting and Normal Retirement Age
Replies: 12
Views: 1020

Re: Assisted Living Facilities... Weird 'Atmosphere...'

Skilled nursing has a separate dining area and so I would expect those individuals would be less chatty simply because they are in poor health. perhaps my lady got a "chatty" skilled nursing facility. I would guess the staff and care givers can set the tone of the environment which makes ...
by 1530jesup
Fri Jan 30, 2015 5:48 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Assisted Living Facilities... Weird 'Atmosphere...'
Replies: 34
Views: 4087

Re: Assisted Living Facilities... Weird 'Atmosphere...'

The dear wife needed rehab after a hospital stay and the "skilled nursing" facility had the dining setting you described yet there was social interacting. The group was a mix but mainly elderly. Perhaps in a retirement setting it is different because there were two questions that opened a ...
by 1530jesup
Fri Jan 30, 2015 12:55 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Assisted Living Facilities... Weird 'Atmosphere...'
Replies: 34
Views: 4087

Re: What age did you move out?

went to college at 17; dropped out at 18; married AND MOVED OUT at 21; still married to wife #1 at 75; interestingly, each of our kids returned home and then moved on; life has been and continues to be good...
by 1530jesup
Thu Jan 29, 2015 10:22 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What age did you move out?
Replies: 117
Views: 5148

Re: Drinking water

Bottled water delivery services, on a subscription basis, can be very convenient. Old tennis buddy told me a great bottled water story: he was a property manager for Manhattan office buildings and found a great scam. In one building the superintendent had a deal with a major delivery service brand'...
by 1530jesup
Mon Jan 26, 2015 10:27 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Drinking water
Replies: 46
Views: 3481

Re: Drinking water

Fifteen+ years ago in Connecticut we had an under the counter Osmosis filter from GE that was a pain to install and needed periodic maintenance (rinsing with bleach!). Yet, the water was just fine. I have seen Osmosis systems at Home Depot and they appear to be simplified in both installation and us...
by 1530jesup
Sun Jan 25, 2015 7:34 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Drinking water
Replies: 46
Views: 3481

Re: Anyone still keep DVDs?

Heck, I've still got some VHS tapes. And some blank tapes and a machine to record and play them. :o Me too. Mostly recorded off cable but some "store bought". Also, maybe one or two DVD's. And, in the near future I will probably advance into the future with streaming but not rushing too m...
by 1530jesup
Sun Jan 25, 2015 7:02 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Anyone still keep DVDs?
Replies: 27
Views: 1898

Re: Closing unused credit cards - should I do it?

Toons wrote:Easy decision close em out.Move on :happy

Or, ask if they have a no fee card to simply make the transfer without fear of shaking up the credit score formula
I did that with Am Exp when I went from one of their upscale cards to their "Blue" card to cover my Costco purchases
by 1530jesup
Wed Jan 21, 2015 12:26 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Closing unused credit cards - should I do it?
Replies: 16
Views: 1311

Re: The "Less Than" a Million $ Club

I’m just curious. . . . For those of you who seem to be counting on Social Security checks to see you through your retirement years, are any of you concerned about the fact that Social Security is projected to become insolvent in 2033? Thanks. No, not really -- SS is a good part of our "income...
by 1530jesup
Tue Jan 20, 2015 6:53 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: The "Less Than" a Million $ Club
Replies: 73
Views: 11589

Re: Let's Celebtate! Which funds are you buying in 2015?

DaveG wrote: In IRA's we are buying: VWO, VSS, EWX
In taxable we are buying MUB. Not because it's cheap right now, but because we want more muni's in taxable.

For us older guys, please, a simple [Emerg Mkt] next to the designation would stop the memory pods from leaking out...
by 1530jesup
Mon Jan 19, 2015 6:52 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Let's Celebrate! Which funds are you buying in 2015?
Replies: 48
Views: 3639

Re: garbage disposals - are these still used?

obgraham wrote:Heavens! We've always had a disposal, and I can't imagine functioning without one. Three clogs in 45 years!
On the other hand, we've never had an electric can opener, and everyone else thinks that's bizarre!

agree with both points :happy
by 1530jesup
Sun Jan 18, 2015 6:51 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: garbage disposals - are these still used?
Replies: 52
Views: 3737

Re: garbage disposals - are these still used?

Have replaced two of them in the past ten years - nothing gets repaired, they leaked and service guy just swapped them out. Banana peels and egg shells and onion skins supposedly should not be put in the disposal. Just the two of us so no issues (usually) with spoons or other foreign objects droppin...
by 1530jesup
Sat Jan 17, 2015 6:52 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: garbage disposals - are these still used?
Replies: 52
Views: 3737

Re: We miss Larry Swedroe

I do miss the rather spirited discussions many of us have had with Larry Swedroe. He certainly is no shrinking violet and the back and forth has been both fun and educational. Every once in a while, Larry and Rick Ferri will engage in a lively discussion. I have learned a heck of a lot from all the...
by 1530jesup
Sun Jan 11, 2015 7:14 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: We miss Larry Swedroe
Replies: 28
Views: 7494

Re: Looking for low cost cell phone plans...

We're one of the few holdouts without a cell phone. But for an "emergency phone" to carry in the car, we use the AT&T Prepaid go-phone. It costs $100/year, and gives us far more minutes-of-use than we can ever use. +1 bought a Nokia at Amazon (maybe $50) which gives me WiFi capability...
by 1530jesup
Sun Jan 11, 2015 7:01 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Looking for low cost cell phone plans...
Replies: 47
Views: 4088

Re: WHY is retirement enjoyable / something to look forward

As I am retired, I can answer quite simply: when one is retired, every day is the weekend. But the weekend is special because it is a break from your work, can you really take a break from nothing? YES! like the old joke that goes something like this; Wife: what are you doing today? Husband: nothin...
by 1530jesup
Thu Jan 08, 2015 12:40 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: WHY is retirement enjoyable / something to look forward to?
Replies: 237
Views: 20338

Re: Logon automatically won't work on 1 out of my 5 devices

Is Chrome on your computer prevented from placing cookies? That would cause the behavior you describe. The cookie is a small file on your computer in which a web site stores information it needs to log you in. PS: Do you really want anyone who gets hold of one of your machines to be able to log on ...
by 1530jesup
Thu Jan 08, 2015 9:24 am
 
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: Logon automatically won't work on 1 out of my 5 devices
Replies: 9
Views: 705

Re: Vanguard sent me a $.01 check.... silly.

We own a single share of a utility left over when Columbia Gas disappeared. Because the cost of selling the single share was equal to the value, we kept it over the years. The dividend is now up to $.26 and we deposit the check every quarter. Our bank must not be happy but the company seemly has no ...
by 1530jesup
Tue Jan 06, 2015 9:35 am
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Vanguard sent me a $.01 check.... silly.
Replies: 25
Views: 2409

Re: Is "stay the course" a commandment or a suggestion?

Stay the Course = "Remain on the path to investing salvation ... with prudent adjustments along the way." I will go with that; "stay the course" is the strategy with your own flavor of asset growth, diversity and risk Course adjustments are the tactics to allow for lifestyle and...
by 1530jesup
Mon Jan 05, 2015 11:16 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Is "stay the course" a commandment or a suggestion?
Replies: 60
Views: 4121

Re: POLL: How do you make important investment decisions?

Being a babe in the woods, I listed personal relationships: First investment was a mutual fund I knew nothing about when I was in my early 20's (50 years ago) that was sold to me by my cousin. Later I had a tennis partner at Smith Barney and a business associate at UBS which would also cover the ins...
by 1530jesup
Tue Dec 30, 2014 7:47 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: POLL: How do you make important investment decisions?
Replies: 27
Views: 2815

Re: How Much Do You Sacrifice?

I will go for the small fix. An alarm monitoring service can cost as little as $12-$15 per month. Once the system is in there are lots of reliable options for the monitoring, leaving enough to do another couple of rounds of golf if you want...
by 1530jesup
Tue Dec 30, 2014 7:25 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How Much Do You Sacrifice?
Replies: 82
Views: 6639

Re: Poll: Total cost of 2-yr cell phone ownership?

Semi-smart phone: $50 (actually bought 3 years ago but we'll fudge it) Pay as you go prepay of $100 per year: $200 Total: $250 ditto, ATT prepay plan and Nokia phone from Amazon $50, and never use up the $100 per year cost @ $.10 per minute; currently have $380 worth of minutes on phone from the ye...
by 1530jesup
Mon Dec 29, 2014 6:51 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Poll: Total cost of 2-yr cell phone ownership?
Replies: 54
Views: 3315

Re: How do you define "being rich"?

Simple answer: One comma - poor Two commas - average Three commas - rich Victoria Retired, two commas, comfortable lifestyle - which kind of gets me to three commas. By IRS standards and my accountant and some folks here at BH I am not rich (except in name only) and the dear wife and I will simply ...
by 1530jesup
Sun Dec 21, 2014 7:15 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How do you define "being rich"?
Replies: 127
Views: 9551

Re: What to do if someone is using your home address?

Write "Not at this address" on it, and drop it in the mail box. I get mail - like credit card offers - addressed to my kids that I always refused but the post office told me that unless the envelope has a statement like "electronic service requested" they simply trash returned c...
by 1530jesup
Sat Dec 20, 2014 9:06 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: What to do if someone is using your home address?
Replies: 25
Views: 2950

Re: How do you define "being rich"?

lws6772 wrote:Good health, great family and friends, and living in the greatest country in the world. :beer

Agree, which of course many times, it is simply the luck of the draw
by 1530jesup
Sat Dec 20, 2014 8:49 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How do you define "being rich"?
Replies: 127
Views: 9551

Re: Relocating to Florida - Need some advice

When I first moved to Florida my cubicle mates were all over me with typical put downs - primarily of the early bird dining, crazy drivers and old age variety. Then the company went into casual Friday mode and I emailed everyone with my plight: 'here I am sitting barefoot wearing shorts and a tee s...
by 1530jesup
Fri Dec 19, 2014 7:46 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Relocating to Florida - Need some advice
Replies: 36
Views: 2867

Re: Relocating to Florida - Need some advice

wilpat wrote:I strongly recommend the West Coast! The East Coast, in my opinion, is just displaced Northeast.

which means what? where is the moderator when innuendo enters the conversation?
by 1530jesup
Fri Dec 19, 2014 3:34 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Relocating to Florida - Need some advice
Replies: 36
Views: 2867

Re: Relocating to Florida - Need some advice

When I first moved to Florida my cubicle mates were all over me with typical put downs - primarily of the early bird dining, crazy drivers and old age variety. Then the company went into casual Friday mode and I emailed everyone with my plight: 'here I am sitting barefoot wearing shorts and a tee sh...
by 1530jesup
Fri Dec 19, 2014 10:29 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Relocating to Florida - Need some advice
Replies: 36
Views: 2867

Re: Relocating to Florida - Need some advice

I've lived in both S. Florida, near Ft. Lauderdale and in the Tampa area, mostly the latter. The weather was great in S. Florida as they don't seem to get the cold snaps we get here in Central Florida but I still prefer the Tampa area (this includes Clearwater, and St. Petersburg). Just feels like ...
by 1530jesup
Fri Dec 19, 2014 9:25 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Relocating to Florida - Need some advice
Replies: 36
Views: 2867

Re: Relocating to Florida - Need some advice

Buy some alligator repellent, fire ant repellent, python repellent, brown recluse repellent, rattlesnake repellent, cottonmouth repellent, mosquito repellent, etc. Oh, you mentioned beaches, so add shark repellent, jellyfish repellent, too. Presumably you already have tick repellent coming from CT....
by 1530jesup
Thu Dec 18, 2014 8:03 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Relocating to Florida - Need some advice
Replies: 36
Views: 2867

Re: Relocating to Florida - Need some advice

Hello Bogleheads, I am relocating to Florida from CT. I was given an option to work remotely and I decided moving to Florida would be good because of the weather and beaches. I need some advice on which places would be good for a single mid 30's person. I am leaning towards Miami or Ft. Lauderdale....
by 1530jesup
Thu Dec 18, 2014 7:26 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Relocating to Florida - Need some advice
Replies: 36
Views: 2867

Re: WHY is retirement enjoyable / something to look forward

Every day ends like it is Friday evening Every day begins as if it is Saturday This has been an excellent thread. The kind that makes me introspective. I was especially affected by the replies to the quote above. I think my reaction is probably an outlier though, but it is valid for me. I took a pa...
by 1530jesup
Wed Dec 17, 2014 1:14 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: WHY is retirement enjoyable / something to look forward to?
Replies: 237
Views: 20338

Re: WHY is retirement enjoyable / something to look forward

Every day ends like it is Friday evening Every day begins as if it is Saturday As Simon and Garfunkle once sang, 'slow down, you are going too fast, got to make the moment last, feelin' groovy' Enjoy, Rich Sounds like heaven :happy Well, actually, it is heaven. The key for us was moving to an "...
by 1530jesup
Wed Dec 17, 2014 9:32 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: WHY is retirement enjoyable / something to look forward to?
Replies: 237
Views: 20338

Re: WHY is retirement enjoyable / something to look forward

If you can't wait to retire, you are in the wrong line of work. Many jobs are mundane, back breaking, dirty, stressful, dangerous, demeaning, etc. Somebody has to do those jobs, and they look forward to retirement. No one has to do a job they don't like . That is not always true. Especially in the ...
by 1530jesup
Tue Dec 16, 2014 1:26 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: WHY is retirement enjoyable / something to look forward to?
Replies: 237
Views: 20338

Re: WHY is retirement enjoyable / something to look forward

Every day ends like it is Friday evening Every day begins as if it is Saturday The places you need or want to be today are of your own choosing Sadly, you will also have more time for your doctor's appointments... As Simon and Garfunkle once sang, 'slow down, you are going too fast, got to make the ...
by 1530jesup
Tue Dec 16, 2014 9:19 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: WHY is retirement enjoyable / something to look forward to?
Replies: 237
Views: 20338

Re: At what age did you find dream job?

So far I am the lone 61+ entry. After a lifetime as a serial entrepreneur, I took on a telecommuting marketing position. But just as I failed at retiring - twice - I left the job and went rogue taking consulting projects as an independent. Fourteen years later I think the retirement thing has finall...
by 1530jesup
Sun Dec 14, 2014 10:14 am
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: At what age did you find dream job?
Replies: 32
Views: 2858

Re: Comcast's XFINITIWIFI

BS5 wrote:Try Arris TM822 sold on Amazon. Will give you voice and Internet with top level speed on Xfinity/comcast.

thanks, I needed that
by 1530jesup
Sun Dec 14, 2014 9:57 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Comcast's XFINITIWIFI
Replies: 29
Views: 2435
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