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Re: "Best" place for new tires and tire protection plans = B

For wear and safety go with Michelin.
by BenBritt
Fri Apr 18, 2014 8:23 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: "Best" place for new tires and tire protection plans = B.S.?
Replies: 31
Views: 2041

Re: What Book Are YOU Currently Reading? PART III (12/11/200

[Post merged into here --admin LadyGeek]

The Death of Santini by Pat Conroy. A really sad but talented family.
by BenBritt
Fri Apr 18, 2014 8:18 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V
Replies: 2633
Views: 602394

Re: Boglehead used car problem. Run It or ditch it?

Sorry for your problems. I would bite the bullet and look at a ford fusion or maybe a corolla. Honda has had tranny problems off and on for years.
by BenBritt
Fri Apr 18, 2014 8:08 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Boglehead used car problem. Run It or ditch it?
Replies: 26
Views: 2002

Re: Reading room chair - what to pay and where to purchase?

I too have back problems. Check out a Kennedy Rocker. You can choose from a selection of pads.
by BenBritt
Mon Mar 31, 2014 6:57 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Reading room chair - what to pay and where to purchase?
Replies: 29
Views: 2424

Re: True Detective anyone?

G re at acting.Some may miss action and find it a little slow.
by BenBritt
Mon Mar 17, 2014 8:04 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: True Detective anyone?
Replies: 61
Views: 5185

Re: Transmission broke on the "good" car! Need advice

Get a minimum of 3 estimates from independant shops.Then take it from there. I would get rid of it,but that is me. I wish you the best.
by BenBritt
Fri Mar 14, 2014 8:01 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Transmission broke on the "good" car! Need advice
Replies: 18
Views: 1304

Re: What's your dream car?

My dream car is a 1996 Z71 Xcab,65000K. Oh,sorry that is a truck,no dream either.I own it.
by BenBritt
Sun Jan 26, 2014 12:17 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What's your dream car?
Replies: 177
Views: 8952

Re: Help an old dude

Listen :invest as Laura has suggested or perhaps the Three Fund Portfolio. Now go fishing,hiking, travel. Like you I was in great health until 73,not so now. Tlme can not be reclaimed. Whatever decisions you make I wish you and yours the best.
by BenBritt
Sun Jan 26, 2014 11:53 am
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Help an old dude
Replies: 15
Views: 1671

Re: Honda Fit

Great that all those suvs are in California.I feel much safer.
by BenBritt
Wed Jan 22, 2014 9:00 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Honda Fit
Replies: 35
Views: 3290

Re: Making $175k/year. What do I do with it all?

You might consider giving to charity. There are many. Due diligence of course.
by BenBritt
Fri Jan 17, 2014 8:24 am
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Making $175k/year. What do I do with it all?
Replies: 39
Views: 6254

Re: Oldest friend

Since first grade. That would be seventy years!! We live one town apart. Sadly his wife now suffers from dementia.
by BenBritt
Tue Jan 14, 2014 7:36 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Oldest friend
Replies: 17
Views: 1073

Re: Thinking about buying a 2014 Acura RDX

Well equipped CRV with aii wheel drive should fill the bill.
by BenBritt
Tue Jan 14, 2014 4:26 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Thinking about buying a 2014 Acura RDX
Replies: 44
Views: 2970

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V

The Death of Santini by Pat Conroy.

Things That Matter by Charles Krauthammer.
by BenBritt
Mon Jan 13, 2014 2:34 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V
Replies: 2633
Views: 602394

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V

A Higher Call by Adam Makos
by BenBritt
Sun Jun 30, 2013 4:59 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V
Replies: 2633
Views: 602394

Re: How do traders make money?

I believe poster meant individual traders. Buying low and selling high does work, 123.
by BenBritt
Thu Jun 13, 2013 2:16 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: How do traders make money?
Replies: 37
Views: 2681

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V

I have read and enjoyed the "dog books" by Jon Katz. I will now try one of his other works.
by BenBritt
Thu May 02, 2013 6:41 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V
Replies: 2633
Views: 602394

Re: VTSAX - Get in now or wait?

If you are under 55 get in tomorrow. I am over 70 and I got in two weeks ago. Seriously in the long term it will probably make no difference.
by BenBritt
Wed Apr 03, 2013 6:48 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: VTSAX - Get in now or wait?
Replies: 5
Views: 564

Re: Why invest with Vanguard?

Hardknocker:
Please do not disparage evangelists, Billy Graham is one. Also the poster does not have to "mind his own business". Try to be civil. Perhaps this thread should be locked.
by BenBritt
Wed Apr 03, 2013 4:53 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Why invest with Vanguard?
Replies: 8
Views: 1588

Re: Caremark & CVS - poor service

My wife is trying to set up a delivery date for rheumatoid meds. She keeps being transferred to a different party. This is going on as I post this. We never had these problems with Express Scripts. We had to change because a new city contract was negotiated. If we go to the pharmacy the cost is abou...
by BenBritt
Tue Mar 19, 2013 4:41 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Caremark & CVS - poor service
Replies: 45
Views: 2891

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V

Trying to read Ken Folletts Winter of the World. Does anyone have an opinion of this work? Thanks.
by BenBritt
Mon Mar 18, 2013 12:34 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V
Replies: 2633
Views: 602394

Re: New car vs 2 year old

Slapshot, I agree. Wife and I have decided on new. There are just too many storm damaged vehicles out there.The boss wants CRV so I guess that is it.
by BenBritt
Mon Mar 18, 2013 12:20 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: New car vs 2 year old
Replies: 32
Views: 2771

Re: Where And How Do You Carry Your Cell Phone?

Right shirt pocket with button,casual and dress.
by BenBritt
Sun Mar 10, 2013 10:05 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Where And How Do You Carry Your Cell Phone?
Replies: 61
Views: 2873

Re: Indexing vs. Wellington/Wellesley benefits?

Perhaps Retired Limoman would be kind enough to weigh in on this. I hold Wellesley,but have considered Equity Income.I also have Total Stock in taxable.
by BenBritt
Sat Mar 09, 2013 10:19 am
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Indexing vs. Wellington/Wellesley benefits?
Replies: 24
Views: 2644

Re: $5K I Bonds via intentional [federal tax] overpayment?

Lady Geek,
You are a very busy person,too busy perhaps! Try to relax a little.
by BenBritt
Mon Feb 25, 2013 7:13 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: $5K I Bonds via intentional [federal tax] overpayment?
Replies: 19
Views: 1664

Re: Tax-managed fund recommendations given new tax laws

Grabiner, thanks for the great post. It helped wife and I make a decision we had been grappling with for months.
by BenBritt
Mon Feb 25, 2013 6:54 am
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Tax-managed fund recommendations given new tax laws
Replies: 10
Views: 2298

Re: [sites with a non-Boglehead approach?]

Morningstar is interesting. I check out what Limoman has posted.
by BenBritt
Fri Feb 22, 2013 8:04 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: [sites with a non-Boglehead approach?]
Replies: 26
Views: 2392

Re: How do things look to you young investors these days?

There will have to be tax increases and spending cuts,but I am still optomistic for the long haul.
by BenBritt
Thu Feb 14, 2013 10:40 am
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: How do things look to you young investors these days?
Replies: 87
Views: 6971

Re: What to do with 50K of Savings Bonds?

Hold those bonds to maturity and consider yourself blessed.
by BenBritt
Wed Feb 13, 2013 8:05 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: What to do with 50K of Savings Bonds?
Replies: 22
Views: 2024

Re: What to do with 50K of Savings Bonds?

Hold those bonds to maturity and consider yourself blessed.
by BenBritt
Wed Feb 13, 2013 7:57 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: What to do with 50K of Savings Bonds?
Replies: 22
Views: 2024

Re: Lexus RX 300. Timing belt. $884.

Bottlecap: My thought exactly !
by BenBritt
Wed Feb 13, 2013 7:30 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Lexus RX 300. Timing belt. $884.
Replies: 42
Views: 5198

Re: New car: I'm about to replace my 2003 Accord V6.

Mike,
I understand what you are saying. Thank you.
by BenBritt
Wed Feb 13, 2013 1:39 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: New car: I'm about to replace my 2003 Accord V6.
Replies: 66
Views: 8660

Re: Are Wellesley bonds Intermediate or Long ?

Bustoff,
Happy to read you are staying with Wellesley!
by BenBritt
Wed Feb 13, 2013 10:10 am
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Are Wellesley bonds Intermediate or Long ?
Replies: 26
Views: 1507

Re: Worth fixing a 30-year-old Maytag dryer?

Yes! My Maytags lasted 39 years. New ones around 5 years with luck.
by BenBritt
Tue Feb 12, 2013 5:11 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Worth fixing a 30-year-old Maytag dryer?
Replies: 26
Views: 2009

Re: Are Wellesley bonds Intermediate or Long ?

Bustoff,
Relax and buy more Wellesley as you are able.You could add a little Wellington.This would give you more large cap exposure and less bonds.
by BenBritt
Tue Feb 12, 2013 2:49 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Are Wellesley bonds Intermediate or Long ?
Replies: 26
Views: 1507

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V

Bornloser, I believe Hitchens has now seen the error of his ways and thinking.
by BenBritt
Sat Feb 02, 2013 4:51 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V
Replies: 2633
Views: 602394

Re: How much to spend on a new washer & dryer

I purchased a GE washer and dryer two years ago,under$700.They replaced Maytags that were installed when house was built in 1972. I will be happy to get 5 years out of them,hopefully they will not die on the same day!
by BenBritt
Sat Jan 26, 2013 11:47 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How much to spend on a new washer & dryer
Replies: 66
Views: 7693

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V

Truman by David McCullough and The Last Child by John Hart.
by BenBritt
Wed Jan 23, 2013 10:35 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V
Replies: 2633
Views: 602394

Re: What is "being frugal"?

There is a thin line between being frugal and being cheap.
by BenBritt
Mon Jan 14, 2013 9:41 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What is "being frugal"?
Replies: 63
Views: 5281

Re: Mens Dress Shirts for those who are Frugal?

Pinpoint oxfords from L.L.Bean.
by BenBritt
Tue Jan 08, 2013 12:55 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Mens Dress Shirts for those who are Frugal?
Replies: 128
Views: 43024

Re: Single Fund Selection for IRA

Wellesley Income has served my family well.
by BenBritt
Mon Dec 24, 2012 1:45 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Single Fund Selection for IRA
Replies: 11
Views: 823

Re: "Are You Brilliant, or Lucky?"

Blessed !
by BenBritt
Tue Dec 18, 2012 7:27 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: "Are You Brilliant, or Lucky?"
Replies: 48
Views: 4383

Re: What kind of car are you driving?

Retired now and alternate between a 2002 GMC pickup and a 1996 GMC Z71 pickup. My wife drives a 1997 Ford Explorer.
by BenBritt
Wed Nov 28, 2012 10:58 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What kind of car are you driving?
Replies: 278
Views: 21186

Re: Should I have a third child at age 40?

I would say no. Your wife shouldn`t either.
by BenBritt
Mon Nov 26, 2012 8:02 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Should I have a third child at age 40?
Replies: 56
Views: 4747

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V

Bengal22,Thanks for mentioning Bonhoeffer, I will order this book this week. I had it on my list and somehow forgot about it.

MP173,you might like After Camelot,A Personal History of the Kennedy Years.
by BenBritt
Tue Oct 02, 2012 4:13 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V
Replies: 2633
Views: 602394

Re: Are there any Bogleheads that are Hunters?

Bird hunting over a pointing dog (preferably a Brittany) is one of the great experiences of life. Of course dogs require a lot of work and care. It will help keep you healthy and happy.
by BenBritt
Tue Sep 18, 2012 6:44 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Are there any Bogleheads that are Hunters?
Replies: 27
Views: 1025

Re: Gotta buy tires

Which Michelins are crap?
by BenBritt
Wed Sep 12, 2012 6:27 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Gotta buy tires
Replies: 50
Views: 4935

Re: Gotta buy tires

Buy a set of Michelins. They are great life insurance.
by BenBritt
Sat Sep 08, 2012 4:34 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Gotta buy tires
Replies: 50
Views: 4935
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