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Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V

Just finished Natchez Burning by Greg Iles and started Breach of Trust by Andrew J. Bacevich.
by BenBritt
Sat Aug 30, 2014 5:59 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V
Replies: 3372
Views: 1191607

Re: If you had an extra $100,000

vwiux--25K
vtsax--25k
kids--25k
charity--25k
by BenBritt
Sat Aug 30, 2014 5:37 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: If you had an extra $100,000
Replies: 68
Views: 7412

Re: Subaru Blues

My wlfe has a 2015 Forester and so far is happy with it. I am in the market and am looking for a two or three year old Navigator. l am driving a 1997 Explorer with 140000k on it.
by BenBritt
Mon Aug 25, 2014 11:49 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Subaru Blues
Replies: 87
Views: 8210

Re: Your Favorite charity organization...? please

My favorite charity: Saint Vincent dePaul Society.
by BenBritt
Fri Aug 08, 2014 6:24 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Your Favorite charity organization...? please
Replies: 91
Views: 4600

Re: Who or what inspired you and your investing approach?

How to Buy Stocks by Louis Engel. I believe this was my first book on subject.
by BenBritt
Thu Aug 07, 2014 5:33 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Who or what inspired you and your investing approach?
Replies: 93
Views: 4634

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: 95
Views: 8422

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: 6169

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: 3372
Views: 1191607

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: 6169

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: 3152

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: 4604

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: 3251

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: 3094

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: 6195

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: 4236

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: 3372
Views: 1191607

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: 3936

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: 3372
Views: 1191607

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: 2557

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: 9375

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: 5710

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: 1464

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: 11395

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: 1732

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: 3566

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: 6573

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: 1102

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: 5149

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: 3372
Views: 1191607

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: 3372
Views: 1191607

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: 2707

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: 3372
Views: 1191607

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: 575

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: 1613

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: 3122

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: 3372
Views: 1191607

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: 2964

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: 3166

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: 2718

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: 1678

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: 2356

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: 2415

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: 7064

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: 2085

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: 2085

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: 6945

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: 8871

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: 1583

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: 2447
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