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Re: [Confused with Medigap Options]

"Thankfully, since I am on plan G, I had nothing to pay as well as not having to attempt to reconcile these charges." At some point (early on in the year) you did have to cough up the first $147 of somebody's charges, didn't you? Plan G does not pay the Part B premium. You pay the Part B ...
by Hexdump
Tue Oct 21, 2014 9:33 am
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: [Confused with Medigap Options]
Replies: 39
Views: 1773

Re: [Confused with Medigap Options]

"Thankfully, since I am on plan G, I had nothing to pay as well as not having to attempt to reconcile these charges." At some point (early on in the year) you did have to cough up the first $147 of somebody's charges, didn't you? Plan G does not pay the Part B premium. Yes, that's correct...
by Hexdump
Tue Oct 21, 2014 9:31 am
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: [Confused with Medigap Options]
Replies: 39
Views: 1773

Re: [Confused with Medigap Options]

I have been going through the exercise to see if it would be better for me to get the hi-ded plan F or plan G. I took a look at my records for last year to see how I would have fared had I had to pay the $2,180.00 deductible for plan F. It is impossible to figure out what is what. As an example, I ...
by Hexdump
Tue Oct 21, 2014 9:31 am
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: [Confused with Medigap Options]
Replies: 39
Views: 1773

Re: [Confused with Medigap Options]

I have been going through the exercise to see if it would be better for me to get the hi-ded plan F or plan G. I took a look at my records for last year to see how I would have fared had I had to pay the $2,180.00 deductible for plan F. It is impossible to figure out what is what. As an example, I w...
by Hexdump
Mon Oct 20, 2014 9:17 am
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: [Confused with Medigap Options]
Replies: 39
Views: 1773

Be careful if you get this email [scam, infected with virus]

I got this email and though it looks somewhat legit, it is a scam and contains a virus. The attachment is a zip file which contains the virus. So, if you get one like this, delete it. ============================================== ----- Original message ----- From: Notice to Appear To: aaaaaaaaaaaaa...
by Hexdump
Fri Oct 17, 2014 9:23 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Be careful if you get this email [scam, infected with virus]
Replies: 12
Views: 1943

Re: $400 reward to open Chase accounts

Sometimes these deals require a direct deposit. What defines this? I am self employed - can I set something up to direct deposit into the chase account? Like a monthly transfer from my capital one online bank account? I asked the clerk about this and he said as long as it was an ACH transfer, that ...
by Hexdump
Tue Oct 14, 2014 7:36 am
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: $400 reward to open Chase accounts
Replies: 35
Views: 8036

Re: Health Insurance - Retiree questions

My wife is using the COBRA benefit since she just recently retired and is not eligible for Medicare. Her plan is with United Health Care, a high deductible of $3,000 and a copay of 10% It also includes a dental family plan. The total premium is $517.00/month of which $83.00 is dental. For some reaso...
by Hexdump
Mon Oct 13, 2014 8:28 am
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Health Insurance - Retiree questions
Replies: 12
Views: 1533

Re: Best town I've never heard of [for relocating]

saladdin wrote:Really think people have no clue what bearable winter means.


To me it means snow is ok as long as the roads don't freeze, I can still drive around and the utilities stay on.
I was surprised to see someone suggest No. Dakota.
by Hexdump
Mon Oct 13, 2014 8:07 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best town I've never heard of [for relocating]
Replies: 97
Views: 9645

Re: $400 reward to open Chase accounts

Sometimes these deals require a direct deposit. What defines this? I am self employed - can I set something up to direct deposit into the chase account? Like a monthly transfer from my capital one online bank account? I asked the clerk about this and he said as long as it was an ACH transfer, that ...
by Hexdump
Sun Oct 12, 2014 9:18 am
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: $400 reward to open Chase accounts
Replies: 35
Views: 8036

Re: $400 reward to open Chase accounts

Sometimes these deals require a direct deposit. What defines this? I am self employed - can I set something up to direct deposit into the chase account? Like a monthly transfer from my capital one online bank account? I asked the clerk about this and he said as long as it was an ACH transfer, that ...
by Hexdump
Sat Oct 11, 2014 10:50 am
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: $400 reward to open Chase accounts
Replies: 35
Views: 8036

Re: $400 reward to open Chase accounts

Received a new offer in the mail yesterday - it's up to $450 now, valid thru 11/29. $300 for a checking account with direct deposit (no minimum) and $150 for a savings account with at least $10K deposited for 90 days. All monthly fees are waived with a >$5K daily balance, which is obviously taken c...
by Hexdump
Fri Oct 10, 2014 7:53 am
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: $400 reward to open Chase accounts
Replies: 35
Views: 8036

Re: Small Moneysavers Which Add Up

I subscribe to Bookbub.com and get a daily offer of about 10 Kindle books.
Usually 1/2 of them are no charge.

http://landers.bookbub.com/bestsellers-covers-2-m/?
by Hexdump
Thu Oct 09, 2014 7:46 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Small Moneysavers Which Add Up
Replies: 74
Views: 6844

Re: Small Moneysavers Which Add Up

Dutch wrote:Save even more by cutting the cable TV

Netflix and projectfreeTV.org works for me


Hear hear on cutting the cable TV. Go OTA (Off The Air).
by Hexdump
Thu Oct 09, 2014 7:41 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Small Moneysavers Which Add Up
Replies: 74
Views: 6844

Re: Medicare Part D (Prescriptions), changing plans

I am beginning to not trust that site. I just ran my Part D again and I am coming up with different answers. In addition, for one of the policies the numbers don't seem to add up. Specifically, the United American Essential PDP S5755-126 shows a monthly premium of $29.90 and an annual deductible of ...
by Hexdump
Sun Oct 05, 2014 10:34 am
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Medicare Part D (Prescriptions), changing plans
Replies: 36
Views: 1708

Re: Medicare Part D (Prescriptions), changing plans

I will be looking shortly. My mail order provider Optum Rx for AARP Medicare Rx has been what I would rate as an unacceptable service provider. On the other hand AARP United Health Medical Supplement has been flawless. Looks like Silverscript will be my choice ..... Midareff, I too was considering ...
by Hexdump
Sun Oct 05, 2014 9:50 am
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Medicare Part D (Prescriptions), changing plans
Replies: 36
Views: 1708

Medicare Part D (Prescriptions), changing plans

It's about that time of the year to make any changes if necessary. So, is anyone changing providers ? As of last week, I will be changing from First Health Part-D (S5768-145) to Cigna (S5617-108). I think I will lower my annual costs about $300 and even more if I can get into their mail order program.
by Hexdump
Fri Oct 03, 2014 12:09 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Medicare Part D (Prescriptions), changing plans
Replies: 36
Views: 1708

Re: CIS Recipes

No magic here; these are straight from the web, but they're amazing: Mac N Cheese: http://www.macheesmo.com/2010/07/cast-iron-mac-and-cheese/ Chicken pot pie: in reference: http://www.metropulse.com/columns/wireless-kitchen/wireless_kitchen-2007-09 The recipe is listed in "Chicken Pot Pie for ...
by Hexdump
Thu Oct 02, 2014 5:43 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Cast Iron Skillet Cooking
Replies: 107
Views: 9253

Re: [Medicare] Part D Sticker Shock

Based upon this thread (thanks to all who contributed), and my packet of "sticker shock" that I just received in the mail, I started looking around for a new plan. I found this site https://medicare.oneexchange.com/ to be very helpful though it has some problems. What was curious was that ...
by Hexdump
Sun Sep 21, 2014 8:30 am
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: [Medicare] Part D Sticker Shock
Replies: 21
Views: 2279

Re: Buffett: Modern investment theory is horse-pucky

This much is clear. "Modern portfolio theory" as used today in practice creates what is billed as an "optimum" portfolio on the basis of opinions, not just on data , and thus is a case of garbage in, artistically decorated garbage out. Nisi, I always enjoy your writings and migh...
by Hexdump
Mon Sep 15, 2014 9:02 am
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Buffett: Modern investment theory is horse-pucky
Replies: 119
Views: 10308

Re: AT&T mvno Airvoice or cricket wireless

My wife just switched her ATT, Samsung Galaxy Note 1 to Cricket, about 2 months ago and it has been error free. The same plan, $35.00/month. I had to take it into the Cricket store and they made the changes, swapped out the SIM, or whatever. They had to do something in the setup that I was not payin...
by Hexdump
Mon Sep 15, 2014 8:45 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: AT&T mvno Airvoice or cricket wireless
Replies: 13
Views: 949

Re: Vanguard Recommending Quicken Changes

Further to this issue, are there any other sites like Mint or Yodlee that might be able to supply the transactions ? I seem to remember seeing them being able to show latest activity so I wonder if they would be able to download activity. I am going to go poke around but wondered if anyone knew. tha...
by Hexdump
Mon Sep 15, 2014 8:34 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Vanguard Recommending Quicken Changes
Replies: 62
Views: 5983

Re: I need a personal scheduler

TravelerMSY wrote:Hand your phone to the receptionist and ask her to make the entry.


:D :D :D :D :D :D
by Hexdump
Sat Sep 13, 2014 12:05 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: I need a personal scheduler
Replies: 24
Views: 1895

Re: Vanguard Recommending Quicken Changes

and then I just got this message when trying a manual download.

Online access is not available for this option at this time. We apologize for the inconvenience. Please try again later, or for assistance, contact us.

grrrrr
by Hexdump
Sat Sep 13, 2014 12:03 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Vanguard Recommending Quicken Changes
Replies: 62
Views: 5983

Re: Vanguard Recommending Quicken Changes

Further to my inability to connect. I do not use Quicken but the package that I use, KMyMoney uses the Quicken style interface. (OFX ?) I called KMyMoney and they said to call Vanguard. Sheesh, that would be worthless, so I think I will bide my time to see what shakes out. I also went chasing all ov...
by Hexdump
Sat Sep 13, 2014 11:42 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Vanguard Recommending Quicken Changes
Replies: 62
Views: 5983

Re: Is there a "catch" in this Xfinity offer ?

These are all great things to consider and I am pretty sure that I am going to stick with Uverse because: As stated, I doubt that we would notice the difference in the speed. There will no doubt be additional charges/equipment in addition to the monthly fee. And I ran into that "You didn't retu...
by Hexdump
Fri Sep 12, 2014 11:46 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Is there a "catch" in this Xfinity offer ?
Replies: 23
Views: 1628

Re: Is there a "catch" in this Xfinity offer ?

You really shouldn't have a comcast.net or att.net email address for this very reason. Get out of the stone age and get a gmail account. I actually have both and use the att.net for all my site signups, but you're right in that I would be better off the get another web based account. I have fastmai...
by Hexdump
Fri Sep 12, 2014 10:26 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Is there a "catch" in this Xfinity offer ?
Replies: 23
Views: 1628

Re: Costco vs Amazon?

Re the moldy berries especially blackberries, what we do is to immediately rinse them in a bleach solution which kills all the bugs, and put them in the fridge.
Then rinse them again in fresh water just before eating.
I have only tried this once and it did keep them from molding.
by Hexdump
Fri Sep 12, 2014 10:18 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Costco vs Amazon?
Replies: 60
Views: 4785

Is there a "catch" in this Xfinity offer ?

An Xfinity door-to-door salesman stopped by yesterday and offered me a 50mb for $30 deal for 1 year. I presently have ATT Uverse with 18mb for $30 for 1 year, no contract. I would have to change my email which is a major hassle but I am wondering if it is worth it. Has anyone taken this deal ? thanks
by Hexdump
Fri Sep 12, 2014 10:09 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Is there a "catch" in this Xfinity offer ?
Replies: 23
Views: 1628

Re: Great deal for new Costco members

This looks like a pretty good deal so I went ahead and signed up.

Thanks
by Hexdump
Fri Sep 12, 2014 10:03 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Great deal for new Costco members
Replies: 18
Views: 3016

Re: I need a personal scheduler

Google Calendar works perfect for me. What don't you like about it? Or maybe you just don't understand it. You're correct in that I don't understand it, but it's moot now as I have the Apple calendar working. The bit about the colors I did not know about so I need to read up on it. Re the google ca...
by Hexdump
Thu Sep 11, 2014 10:23 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: I need a personal scheduler
Replies: 24
Views: 1895

Re: I need a personal scheduler

You can use Siri to create an event in your iPhone. It is fairly easy once you get a hang of it. That way you don't have to worry about typing on small screen. Google for tips on using Siri for calendar events. Jane1, that is remarkably easy to use. I was skeptical that this old dog could learn suc...
by Hexdump
Thu Sep 11, 2014 7:06 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: I need a personal scheduler
Replies: 24
Views: 1895

Re: I need a personal scheduler

It seems like it is working ok now.
And Siri is a real stranger to me so that will be quite a learning experience.
I'll start with something easy like my birthday.

Thanks again.
by Hexdump
Thu Sep 11, 2014 6:48 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: I need a personal scheduler
Replies: 24
Views: 1895

Re: I need a personal scheduler

There was another calendar data file associated with Yahoo that I had to get rid of. I think one of the other calendar apps put it on and selected it as the default. Grrrrrr, the nerve !!!
by Hexdump
Thu Sep 11, 2014 5:33 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: I need a personal scheduler
Replies: 24
Views: 1895

Re: I need a personal scheduler

You have discovered the calendar. It is built in to your IPhone and IPad already. Steve Jobs anticipated your need 7 years ago. Thank you all for the suggestion of using "Calendar". For some reason it does not want to sync. I did as suggested by turning on iCloud calendar, sync set to pus...
by Hexdump
Thu Sep 11, 2014 4:44 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: I need a personal scheduler
Replies: 24
Views: 1895

I need a personal scheduler

At the Drs office today I was trying to make an appointment for next month, so I made it and told the receptionist that I would call her if there is a conflict. Then a DOH moment hit me in that I have this handy dandy pocket computer, an IPhone 5 that should be able to handle it. Also have an IPad t...
by Hexdump
Thu Sep 11, 2014 12:43 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: I need a personal scheduler
Replies: 24
Views: 1895

Re: Vanguard Recommending Quicken Changes

I cannot update my Vanguard accounts through my financial app, KMyMoney running on Linux, this morning, whereas all was well yesterday.

I can login outside of my financial app.
by Hexdump
Wed Sep 10, 2014 8:36 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Vanguard Recommending Quicken Changes
Replies: 62
Views: 5983

Re: Good Modern Science Fiction

Here's my favorite science fiction story, "They're Made out of Meat", in its entirety: http://www.terrybisson.com/page6/page6.html Terry Bisson is the author, perhaps so of his other stories are good also. This fine video has a the story (or a version of it) as the script: https://www.you...
by Hexdump
Tue Sep 09, 2014 8:41 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Good Modern Science Fiction
Replies: 129
Views: 5542

Re: Good Modern Science Fiction

A series that I just finished, though I don't think it's science fiction, is The Iron Druid by Kevin Hearne I really enjoyed it, and I had no idea that it took so long to train a druid. The synopsis of the 1st in the series "Hounded" is this: Hounded Atticus O’Sullivan has been running for...
by Hexdump
Mon Sep 08, 2014 8:02 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Good Modern Science Fiction
Replies: 129
Views: 5542

Re: A 'really good book' you did NOT enjoy

On the nonfiction front, The Power of Now , The Celestine Prophecy and Who Moved My Cheese all vie with Rich Dad Poor Dad for the worst pieces of garbage ever to have disgraced the best seller lists - how they got so many favourable reviews is beyond me. Ah yes, the moving cheese. It was required r...
by Hexdump
Mon Sep 08, 2014 7:51 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: A 'really good book' you did NOT enjoy
Replies: 226
Views: 11107

Re: Budget breakers

For us recently there have been 2 budget busters. Unexpected impending death of a relative resulted in an expensive trip to So. Korea which busted the travel budget A 20 year old dental bridge going bad resulting in me needing two dental implants. The normal monthly expenses seem to balance themselv...
by Hexdump
Sun Sep 07, 2014 9:22 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Budget breakers
Replies: 37
Views: 2815

Re: Couples of diff ages: how do you handle asset allocation

We are 17 years difference in age. I am 75 and have been retired for 10 years, DW just retired this year. After much agonizing I elected to consider all our investments as being hers and it is 100% invested in Wellesley. DW has not a clue about rebalancing, etc., nor has she any interest in learning...
by Hexdump
Sat Sep 06, 2014 10:16 am
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Couples of diff ages: how do you handle asset allocations?
Replies: 13
Views: 1193

Re: ACH transfers

One thing that has always puzzled me was the necessity of waiting for about 2 working days for the $$$ to be transferred. It seems that these are an all electronic record, so should go at some fraction of the speed of light. Well not quite that fast but certainly faster than days. :D Unless there ar...
by Hexdump
Sat Aug 30, 2014 9:25 am
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: ACH transfers
Replies: 14
Views: 1061

Re: My husband's " WILL", $ left for me to live on....

To the OP,

In spite of your assurances, it does sound like he has read this thread or at least a friend of his has pointed him to it.
How can you be so sure that he did not read it ?
And I would recommend that he do read it.

All my best,
by Hexdump
Sat Aug 30, 2014 8:14 am
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: My husband's " WILL", $ left for me to live on....
Replies: 258
Views: 17859

Re: Google Chrome vs. Firefox and Internet Explorer

Not sure it's related but at another site that I frequent, the site told me that they were discontinuing support for Chrome, but Chromium was supported.
Maybe give it a try.

good luck
by Hexdump
Mon Aug 25, 2014 6:49 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Google Chrome vs. Firefox and Internet Explorer
Replies: 24
Views: 1761

Re: Pressure Cookers?

We have been toying with the idea of trying one of these and based upon this thread, we ordered one today. After tons of research we settled on the Fagor and got a heck of a price at Opensky.com. The Fagor was the 2nd in line at cooksillustrated.com. after a Fissler which was a lot of $$$ By signing...
by Hexdump
Wed Aug 20, 2014 9:19 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Pressure Cookers?
Replies: 46
Views: 3409

Re: Daily Telegraph: World War One Archive

This is a terrific find greyfox, thanks a bunch.
by Hexdump
Thu Aug 14, 2014 7:20 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Daily Telegraph: World War One Archive
Replies: 115
Views: 9593

Re: Anyone used Vanguard electronic money transfer

flyingbison wrote:
Robert44 wrote:Yes, we use it all the time. Very easy.



Same here


Same here, probably 3 times a month.
by Hexdump
Fri Jul 25, 2014 9:21 am
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Anyone used Vanguard electronic money transfer
Replies: 20
Views: 1586

Re: SS benfit question - May/December couple

They are very similar situations. In both, we know she is going to eventually be a widow and collect your $$$? (you said your PIA was $2086, but you didn't say if you started early and are collecting less or started after FRA and are collecting more). For now, let's assume you started at FRA so you...
by Hexdump
Sun Jul 20, 2014 7:46 am
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: SS benefit question - May/December couple
Replies: 15
Views: 1474

Re: SS benfit question - May/December couple

They are very similar situations. In both, we know she is going to eventually be a widow and collect your $$$? (you said your PIA was $2086, but you didn't say if you started early and are collecting less or started after FRA and are collecting more). For now, let's assume you started at FRA so you...
by Hexdump
Sat Jul 19, 2014 7:22 am
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: SS benefit question - May/December couple
Replies: 15
Views: 1474
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