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by CherylHall
Sun Apr 05, 2015 1:46 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Cutting the cable cord - how did you do it?
Replies: 110
Views: 9910

Re: Cutting the cable cord - how did you do it?

hi OP poster here. Just saw this come to the top again. I have cut the cord. Got a roof antenna, the guy that was painting the house this summer installed it for free. I got a Channelmaster from Amazon and a 2TB drive. This lets me record the few things on TV that I am interested in. Everything work...
by CherylHall
Mon Mar 09, 2015 7:21 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Going to Brazil - cell plan will not work there -suggesions?
Replies: 9
Views: 651

Going to Brazil - cell plan will not work there -suggesions?

Hi all, I am going to Brazil, Rio, for 3 days in April - I have H20 here in the states with an unlocked Iphone 5S and the H2O does not work there. I will be going back several times to to Rio in the next year and a half. Suggestions? I am thinking of getting an old phone and use it just when i am th...
by CherylHall
Sat Feb 14, 2015 9:29 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: First Time Dog Owners -- Any Regrets?
Replies: 83
Views: 6523

Re: First Time Dog Owners -- Any Regrets?

Hi all, will post a longer answer tomorrow as its my furGirls Gotcha day! I had some of the same questions a while back - this is the thread.http://www.bogleheads.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=129040 In short, I adopted a dog and it was one of the best things I have ever done. She is a joy ever...
by CherylHall
Sat Feb 14, 2015 10:12 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Garage door openers - recommended brand, model?
Replies: 14
Views: 1492

Re: Garage door openers - recommended brand, model?

Hi all, appreciate the responses! After this thread and reading reviews on Amazon, I bought the high end Chamberlin model. It was not that much more expensive than low end models of any brand (like 125$). It can be controlled from my phone, it adjusts for temps(less adjustments), it slows as it gets...
by CherylHall
Sat Jan 10, 2015 7:00 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Vacuum cleaner recommendation?
Replies: 71
Views: 11792

Re: Vacuum cleaner recommendation?

Hi all OP here. I decided on a Dyson and got it the Thursday before black Friday on an Amazon lightening deal. It was 150 off then about another 125. I cant be happier with it. Talk about sucking up the dirt and the animal attachment is amazing. thanks all for the replies
by CherylHall
Sat Jan 10, 2015 6:58 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Looking for low cost cell phone plans...
Replies: 47
Views: 4512

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

I have H20 with an unlocked iphone for $27 a month. I am mostly on wireless so I hardly ever use my data allottment. I should have switched from AT&T sooner. this is the best!
by CherylHall
Sat Jan 10, 2015 6:25 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Garage door openers - recommended brand, model?
Replies: 14
Views: 1492

Garage door openers - recommended brand, model?

Hi all, the cold weather has finally done in my 15 year old Genie garage door opener so I am looking for a replacement. I have just started researching brands/models and there is so much more than my basic Genie. I will not be installing this myself - its about 100 bucks to have it done and I am not...
by CherylHall
Sun Dec 28, 2014 3:23 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Outdoor HDTV Antenna and DVR Setup
Replies: 50
Views: 6410

Re: Outdoor HDTV Antenna and DVR Setup

Hello- I cancelled Dish and I am glad I did it. I got a ChannelMaster and a 2TB drive to record and it all works perfectly. Love the online program guide. Also got an a Mohu antenna and that works perfectly as well. I live about 7 miles from most of the towers. Hope this helps
by CherylHall
Sun Nov 23, 2014 7:49 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Fitbit, Vivofit, or other?
Replies: 55
Views: 3089

Re: Fitbit, Vivofit, or other?

Love my Fitbit have had it for years. I see its on special for $69 for Black Friday all over.
by CherylHall
Sun Nov 23, 2014 7:46 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Bogleheads, any "Black Friday" [recommendations]
Replies: 59
Views: 6464

Re: Bogleheads, anyone doing "Black Friday"

I have been eying some vacuum cleaners and I desperately need a new one, I have a number in mind and if there are specials I will pull the trigger. That is all. Hate the stores will have to be online.
by CherylHall
Sun Nov 23, 2014 7:40 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Animal vacuums?
Replies: 5
Views: 637

Animal vacuums?

I am looking for a new vacuum as now I have a small shorthair dog and I want to get something that will last and get out all the pet hair even though she is not much of a shedder. I am not opposed to spending money if I know I am getting something that will work well and last. I am finally retiring ...
by CherylHall
Sun Nov 23, 2014 7:32 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Vacuum cleaner recommendation?
Replies: 71
Views: 11792

Re: Vacuum cleaner recommendation?

Anyone with a Dyson animal can you post the model name and number please? In research mode...
by CherylHall
Sat Sep 06, 2014 10:04 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Anyone have a Nest learning thermostat?
Replies: 19
Views: 1740

Anyone have a Nest learning thermostat?

Hi all, thinking of getting a Nest to save on heating and cooling bills. I currently have a thermometer that does have 4 daily settings for morning, day, evening nite and I have it set for what I think is good energy conservation. I have a 2000 sq foot house and its only me here so I only have to sa...
by CherylHall
Sat Jul 26, 2014 8:23 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Memory foam mattresses - any insight?
Replies: 67
Views: 7277

Re: Memory foam mattresses - any insight?

I love my Tempurpedic - its a queen firm - researched for a long time and got it at an outlet for 600$ - about half. Worth every penny and one of the best purchases ever. Solved my back problems. Look for returns.
by CherylHall
Mon Jul 07, 2014 3:34 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How many Bogleheads golf?
Replies: 81
Views: 4897

Re: How many Bogleheads golf?

I golf- took classes from an awesome teacher and got the bug. We have 15 courses in Cleveland that are really nice and the cost is minimal- like 22$ for 18 at one of the best courses in N Ohio and $10 more for a cart. Wish I had time to play more.
by CherylHall
Mon Jul 07, 2014 3:25 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What smartphone plan do you use?- off contract
Replies: 100
Views: 6261

Re: What smartphone plan do you use?- off contract

Hi all- thanks for all the suggestions - I have switched from AT&T to H20 - the prepaid plan and so far so good though its been only a week. I have an unlocked Iphone 5S and the speed so far is great.
by CherylHall
Sat Jun 14, 2014 7:54 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What smartphone plan do you use?- off contract
Replies: 100
Views: 6261

What smartphone plan do you use?- off contract

Now that my iphone is off contract I am looking to get a less expensive plan - typically I use a more data, not that much minutes (hard to hear people!!) and some texting so I am not a heavy user. I know this is a can of worms but what plans are people using for off- contract phones? Anyone using Ai...
by CherylHall
Sat Jun 14, 2014 7:44 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Cutting the cable cord - how did you do it?
Replies: 110
Views: 9910

Cutting the cable cord - how did you do it?

I am planning on cutting the cable cord soon and would like to know how folks have done this. I only need the basic local channels since that is all I watch - even though my cable bill is about 30 bucks a month for home much I watch its not worth it for how much TV I watch. I live about 7 miles from...
by CherylHall
Tue Dec 31, 2013 5:33 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Preemptive water heater replacement: worth it?
Replies: 64
Views: 6884

Re: Preemptive water heater replacement: worth it?

this sting is very interesting, I have a 12 year old water heater that has been flushed every year. The last time it was flushed the furnace tech told me to "kiss it" that water heaters do not typically last 10 years. There has only ever been one person in the house and for 2 years only on...
by CherylHall
Fri Dec 27, 2013 9:56 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How many folks have a dog?
Replies: 112
Views: 8708

Re: How many folks have a dog?

hi all OP here - thank you so much or the photos and comments, loved them all. Someone wrote that a dog is a difference between a house and a home. A dog is definitely in my future, will be researching breed rescues. I also went back and counted my days out of town sure seemed like more that it was ...
by CherylHall
Thu Dec 26, 2013 9:40 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How many folks have a dog?
Replies: 112
Views: 8708

Re: How many folks have a dog?

I think you should see if this nice dog has a microchip- someone may be looking for him/her. He/she may have bolted and someone is looking for their dog, he/she looks like they are cared for. If nobody is looking for them, then it may have been meant to be. :)
by CherylHall
Wed Dec 25, 2013 1:29 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How many folks have a dog?
Replies: 112
Views: 8708

How many folks have a dog?

Hi all, love this board have learned so much. I am thinking of adopting a rescue dog, one that I have confidence in temperament and breed. Still a bit on the fence on adopting as its just me at home and I travel for work for a few days a month. Do the Bogleheads have dogs and thoughts?
by CherylHall
Sun Dec 22, 2013 7:38 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: How to fight work place bullying
Replies: 76
Views: 5273

Re: How to fight work place bullying

Hello, your wife is a target from the bully boss likely due to insecurity of her new boss. I am in the same boat but with other tatics - though after 5 years people are onto her and avoid her like the plague. She bullys HER boss and he has made comments to me about it - and she has a drinking proble...
by CherylHall
Fri Dec 20, 2013 8:21 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Should I move to California from Midwest?
Replies: 153
Views: 8541

Re: Should I move to California from Midwest?

Agree with LadyGeek - you cant get family time back and stress and long hours will take a toll on you and your family. Nothing is that interesting that I want to give up 60-70-80 hrs a week for it. In year 3 at this job would you be happy learning something new with those hours? Sounds like hopping ...
by CherylHall
Sun Dec 01, 2013 11:57 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: A screwy Mac
Replies: 24
Views: 1431

Re: A screwy Mac

I have a Mac as well, love Safari but its not performing well on many pages lately. Suggest using Chrome....(and I have not completely made the move yet either....)
by CherylHall
Sun Oct 06, 2013 6:53 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Fitbit Wireless Activity Tracker (pocket pedometer software)
Replies: 35
Views: 4723

Re: Fitbit Wireless Activity Tracker (pocket pedometer softw

I have a Fitbit fex on now. LOVE IT LOVE I LOVE IT. They have an app, I have linked it to My Fitness Pal and tracking calories and exercise has become fun. Several of my friends got them too. Never wear it to bed I think that a b bit much. Works great, highly recommended.
by CherylHall
Sat Jul 27, 2013 2:56 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Expensive repairs on an old car. Opinions?
Replies: 76
Views: 2866

Re: Expensive repairs on an old car. Opinions?

I have a 2001 Civic with 147K miles on it. Love this car - no car payment, dependable and I also love close to work (1 mile but need to drive for a few reasons). I suggest #1. I had a few expensive (500-1K) repairs on my Civic BUT its only every few years and the benefit of having no car payment and...
by CherylHall
Fri Jul 12, 2013 8:22 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Fitness Wristbands??
Replies: 13
Views: 1602

Re: Fitness Wristbands??

I have the fitbot wristband and LOVE it. Super helpful and I have the app tied to MyFitness Pal as well for the connection to diet.
by CherylHall
Fri Mar 08, 2013 10:18 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Any Minimalists on here?
Replies: 93
Views: 9721

Re: Any Minimalists on here?

Yes.
One of my favorite blogs http://zenhabits.net/
by CherylHall
Sat Jan 19, 2013 10:03 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Cleveland Clinic
Replies: 31
Views: 3141

Re: Cleveland Clinic

Sorry to hear your wife is ill. Agree with all the posters on the safety of the Clinic Campus, its huge and you can walks or blocks inside. People from all of the world come to the Clinics and they are very much set up for that. Also agree the Intercontinental is the way to go. The Clinic also has a...
by CherylHall
Wed Jan 02, 2013 9:27 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Visit to London
Replies: 40
Views: 2096

Re: Visit to London

I was in London in August also on a business trip. Free time was very spotty but I loved walking around, taxis are very expensive. Bus and Tube are great and easier and cleaner than NYC transportation. I walked from the Tate to St Pats, down a ton or very cool streets, Triflager square to Picadilly ...
by CherylHall
Sun Dec 30, 2012 11:54 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Looking for advice to reduce / avoid "clutter"
Replies: 88
Views: 7782

Re: Looking for advice to reduce / avoid "clutter"

HI all, an idea on getting rid of books. I have been taking my good "old" books to Half Price books. They pretty much pay you nothing for them, BUT the they have a huge base of customers that love coming in a getting old books/magazines for a quarter buck or so. Keeps the landfills from fi...
by CherylHall
Thu Dec 27, 2012 9:54 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Looking for recommendations on electric stove
Replies: 7
Views: 702

Looking for recommendations on electric stove

Hi all, looking for Bogleheads suggestions on electric stoves. Over the holidays a bowl was dropped on the Ceran cooktop and cracked it. Amazingly the part and install costs as much as a new-mid-priced stove including install and this stove is 12 years old, soI am going to get a new stove. Any sugge...
by CherylHall
Thu Dec 06, 2012 8:38 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Moving with a pet by airplane
Replies: 24
Views: 2454

Re: Moving with a pet by airplane

HI I do not have a pet but I have friends with a 15 LB Shiba Inu, and the dog has been in 18 trips in 3 years. They take her in a carrier in the cabin under the seat usually flying American. There is a LB limit on the pet. Get there early so you get a "pet" spot on the plane. And she licks...
by CherylHall
Fri Oct 26, 2012 6:07 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Suggestions on portfolio please
Replies: 6
Views: 833

Re: Suggestions on portfolio please

Great suggestions, thanks all!
by CherylHall
Sat Oct 20, 2012 1:50 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: To those that have bought a house..Are you happy?
Replies: 142
Views: 10322

Re: To those that have bought a house..Are you happy?

Love owning my townhome. Rented for years, never had heat when needed, arguments in the building etc. I really researched and bought a place that I love and will live in for a long time forces willing. This house is like being on vacation, much less than renting now 9 years later. And its mine, noth...
by CherylHall
Sat Oct 20, 2012 11:33 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Suggestions on portfolio please
Replies: 6
Views: 833

Suggestions on portfolio please

Hi all, long time lurker here, wanted to thank everyone, I have learned so much from reading this forum. Would like thoughts on my proposed portfolio and plans. Emergency funds: Yes Debt: Mortgage ($202K, 29 years left @ 3.9%) Second Mortgage (25K at 6.75) Student loan (23K at 3.5%) Credit cards – p...
by CherylHall
Sat Oct 20, 2012 9:45 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Career Advice
Replies: 4
Views: 823

Re: Career Advice

So interesting, I work in the creative field at a Big 4 accounting firm. I have to say, and this is most of my friends as well, the field has been commoditized in the last 10 years and its VERY hard to get a good position much less one that you are not constantly bouncing from employer to employer. ...
by CherylHall
Fri Oct 19, 2012 7:49 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Job Change : Bank of America or Ernst & Young
Replies: 27
Views: 3306

Re: Job Change : Bank of America or Ernst & Young

HI just got back (traveling) :) I agree with all what ExtremeSki says. EY on the resume looks very good and potential employers are very impressed. Also agree that posting more info on the potential job will help us give comments. On a side note, a guy that I met the other nite at the EY event joine...
by CherylHall
Sat Oct 13, 2012 10:20 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Job Change : Bank of America or Ernst & Young
Replies: 27
Views: 3306

Re: Job Change : Bank of America or Ernst & Young

Hi I work at EY in Core Business. My suggestion is that when you interview, find out is this position in a service line or Core Business. Its two different worlds. A service line like Advisory will be busy, exciting and great for the future. CBS is more like a standard corporate job. I am in Marketi...
by CherylHall
Sat Sep 01, 2012 6:30 pm
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: NE Ohio 2nd meeting
Replies: 11
Views: 1365

Re: NE Ohio 2nd meeting

Hello, I missed the Aug meeting due to business trip, please let me know when there is another. thanks Cheryl
by CherylHall
Fri Jul 06, 2012 8:34 pm
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: NE OHIO CHAPTER: First meeting.
Replies: 27
Views: 2762

Re: NE OHIO CHAPTER: First meeting.

Hi all, I am also in NE ohio. Will there be more meetings? I am interested. thanks Cheryl

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