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Re: Who else hates choosing a car?

2015 Subaru Forester, wife loves it. It took us three years to arrive at that decision! Time will tell if it
was a wise one.
by BenBritt
Fri Jul 18, 2014 9:20 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Who else hates choosing a car?
Replies: 75
Views: 6264

Re: Car did not start: To dispose? How?

Consider a Chevy Cobalt. They are reasonably priced.
by BenBritt
Thu Jul 10, 2014 3:18 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Car did not start: To dispose? How?
Replies: 70
Views: 5459

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V

All Fishermen Are Liars by John Gierach and American Primitive by Mary Oliver
by BenBritt
Tue Jul 08, 2014 11:23 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V
Replies: 3097
Views: 990766

Re: Car did not start: To dispose? How?

I have had AAA for 44 years,no complaints!
by BenBritt
Tue Jul 08, 2014 5:37 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Car did not start: To dispose? How?
Replies: 70
Views: 5459

Re: POLL: How Old is Your Newest Motor Vehicle? -- REVISED

2015 Subaru Forester.Previous to that 1997 Ford Explorer.
by BenBritt
Tue Jul 08, 2014 5:18 am
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: POLL: How Old is Your Newest Motor Vehicle? -- REVISED
Replies: 51
Views: 2965

Re: This market is a snoozer, do you like it?

Love this boring stuff.
by BenBritt
Sat May 31, 2014 7:38 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: This market is a snoozer, do you like it?
Replies: 45
Views: 4516

Re: penny smart, dollar stupid with cars

Keep your truck. I sold mine after my last bird dog died . I had my Gmc Z71 for 17 years. It was mint with 66000K on it. I offered the buyer 1500 over what he paid. No answer yet. I will go higher. I do not think you would b e happy in a small car. What d o you have for a t ruck.Anyway,I wish you th...
by BenBritt
Mon May 26, 2014 4:11 am
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: penny smart, dollar stupid with cars
Replies: 24
Views: 3160

Re: Spending on Cars in Retirement

My wife and I use the Hertz/Enterprise system for trips and vacations. We have a !997 Explorer and a 2002Gmc pickup. We may have to replace one or both eventually. Maybe!
by BenBritt
Fri May 16, 2014 7:00 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Spending on Cars in Retirement
Replies: 47
Views: 2899

Re: Stock Market to Plunge? What a friend said.

Thanks livesoft. I will liquidate tomorrow!
by BenBritt
Tue May 13, 2014 6:28 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Stock Market to Plunge? What a friend said.
Replies: 78
Views: 6110

Re: Put down that smart phone; Log off!!

Great, thank you.
by BenBritt
Tue May 06, 2014 4:27 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Put down that smart phone; Log off!!
Replies: 25
Views: 4163

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V

Bonhoeffer by Eric Metaxas
by BenBritt
Sun Apr 27, 2014 1:45 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V
Replies: 3097
Views: 990766

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: 34
Views: 3295

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: 3097
Views: 990766

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: 2449

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: 34
Views: 9078

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: 5478

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: 1413

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: 185
Views: 10867

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: 1701

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: 3541

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: 6448

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: 1080

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: 3851

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: 3097
Views: 990766

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: 3097
Views: 990766

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: 2690

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: 3097
Views: 990766

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: 569

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: 1602

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: 3095

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: 3097
Views: 990766

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: 2871

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: 2945

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: 2685

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: 1667

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: 2338

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: 2398

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: 7009

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: 2046

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: 2046

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: 5964

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: 8687

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: 1532

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: 2200

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: 1532

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: 3097
Views: 990766

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: 8196

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: 3097
Views: 990766

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: 5404
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