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Re: Need a recommendation for an auto transport company

I called Tim Sears' company. TERRIBLE! They were totally incompetent, very rude and down right nasty. I am amazed they are still in business with this attitude. I'm wondering if they are having financial troubles or perhaps even has some type of substance abuse issues. Don't know, but that would cer...
by Jerilynn
Mon Jun 17, 2013 10:03 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Need a recommendation for an auto transport company
Replies: 8
Views: 820

Re: Save on Dental cost

After reading this and the other thread on how it is impossible for laypeople to tell if they have a good dentist, it really feels like there is a business opportunity here : some sort of 3rd party certifying authority that utilizes true experts to randomly audit a dentist's patients and actually e...
by Jerilynn
Thu Mar 21, 2013 4:44 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Save on Dental cost
Replies: 14
Views: 2022

Re: Save on Dental cost

However, it will take 5 years before you know if the new dentist is a good one. I think that's the delemma, we really won't know until we have problems later Even then you won't know. To answer more completely, I guess you would need to define 'problems'. Often times when I would introduce myself t...
by Jerilynn
Thu Mar 21, 2013 4:38 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Save on Dental cost
Replies: 14
Views: 2022

Re: Save on Dental cost

I have a friend who is a dentist. He once told me that when you go to a new dentist, you will know within 5 minutes whether or not you like the dentist. True! However, it will take 5 years before you know if the new dentist is a good one. Unfortunately that is not true. You (a lay person) will prob...
by Jerilynn
Thu Mar 21, 2013 4:29 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Save on Dental cost
Replies: 14
Views: 2022

Re: Save on Dental cost

Since I found the information here on this forum that helped me solve my problem, I am posting so that anyone in the same situation can benefit also. In other posts I have explained how my cost for a crown went up from ~$900 to ~$1400. While I was content to pay $900, paying $1400 was such a rip of...
by Jerilynn
Thu Mar 21, 2013 4:22 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Save on Dental cost
Replies: 14
Views: 2022

Re: Samsung Galaxy S 4

Saw an article in the paper. The S4 will have a bigger screen, higher resolution, weigh less, be thinner, have a better camera, faster processor, better battery life and will run Android 4.2.2 (vs 4.1.1 for the S3). I've got one ordered (in red, of course), no definitive timetable, they say mid to l...
by Jerilynn
Sun Mar 17, 2013 1:06 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Samsung Galaxy S 4
Replies: 16
Views: 2965

Re: Benefits of buying a new car at a local dealership?

Could people discuss the pluses and minuses of buying a (Toyota) car locally vs. driving to a distant dealership to get a lot better price? I have not settled on a model car to buy at the moment but it is my understanding that it is best to go where the price is lowest. In that case how far afield ...
by Jerilynn
Sun Mar 17, 2013 12:38 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Benefits of buying a new car at a local dealership?
Replies: 29
Views: 2258

Re: Ever watch American Greed on TV?

I love it, one of my most favorite shows.

One theme that keeps recurring.....be vary wary of ANYONE if they are affiliated with your 'church'. Evidently con artists know that people will trust other folks that they see 'in church'. Very very sad.
by Jerilynn
Sun Mar 17, 2013 12:34 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Ever watch American Greed on TV?
Replies: 18
Views: 2055

Re: How much of a price do you put on vehicle safety?

For example, a new Camry vs a new Volvo S60. The Volvo is safer in terms of crash test worthiness. However the Volvo costs more. I'm always undecided and perplexed about weighing those differences. I've known some people that have been pretty banged up in a car wreck, on the other hand, want to be ...
by Jerilynn
Sun Mar 17, 2013 12:32 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How much of a price do you put on vehicle safety?
Replies: 83
Views: 2817

Re: What Type Of Wallet Do You Prefer?

I lost a bet and had to purchase a Jules Pitt (from pulp fiction) wallet and carry it around for a month.

It said "Bad Mother******"

http://compare.ebay.com/like/3308728700 ... s&var=sbar



This is one of the reasons that I now only bet pizza! ;)
by Jerilynn
Sun Mar 17, 2013 12:17 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Type Of Wallet?
Replies: 90
Views: 8638

Re: Need a good book on negotiating

http://www.amazon.com/You-Can-Negotiate ... 0553281097

You Can Negotiate Anything: The World's Best Negotiator Tells You How To Get What You Want [Mass Market Paperback]
Herb Cohen (Author)


4.5 stars out of 5 on Amazon. I read it years ago, it was great!
by Jerilynn
Sun Mar 17, 2013 12:13 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Need a good book on negotiating
Replies: 24
Views: 1915

% of after tax income spent on rent.

I currently spend exactly 20% of my income to rent my 1 bedroom apt in the city, minus utilities. Wondered about others? Fire away.... I spend 5.442% of my *after tax* income on my rent. (I just have a 2 bedroom/2 bath place right now) At this point in time, I am living below my means. In the futur...
by Jerilynn
Sun Mar 17, 2013 12:05 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What % of gross income do you spend on rent/mortgage?
Replies: 132
Views: 7105

Re: Best way to mulch yard?

If you are using mulch to keep the weeds down it wont work. Use Treflan early in the spring (stops germinating) and then do not disturb the soil or you will break the "seal". If you are using good compost (with or without mulch) and it's thick enough, you don't need to spend money on any ...
by Jerilynn
Sun Mar 17, 2013 12:00 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best way to mulch yard?
Replies: 26
Views: 2473

Re: Best way to mulch yard?

We have to mulch in spring and fall, and we prefer pine straw. Comes in bales like straw, so it's easy to move around, easy to spread. I borrow a pickup and buy about 40 bales, if I only need a few for touch-up, I can put a tarp in the minivan. Pine straw is ok. It can acidify the soil, so you need...
by Jerilynn
Sun Mar 17, 2013 11:56 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best way to mulch yard?
Replies: 26
Views: 2473

Re: Best way to mulch yard?

Here in Denver my local landscape yard lets me pull up to the bin and fill my own lawn bags with fresh mulch. Six 36 gallon bags equal 1 yard @ $32 dollars. I put them in our suv and carry them to any spot I need. I used to do the same thing in St.Louis. Spring is right around the corner. Tim Somet...
by Jerilynn
Sun Mar 17, 2013 11:53 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best way to mulch yard?
Replies: 26
Views: 2473

Re: Best way to mulch yard?

In the past, I have just made a couple trips to Lowes and loaded up with some bags of Scott's mulch at $5 per 2 cu ft . This probably cost me around $100-$120 total . It seems like there should be a better option. Any ideas? Limitations: I don't have a pickup truck. I do have a Honda CRV, so I gues...
by Jerilynn
Sun Mar 17, 2013 11:43 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best way to mulch yard?
Replies: 26
Views: 2473

Re: Best way to mulch yard?

In the past, I have just made a couple trips to Lowes and loaded up with some bags of Scott's mulch at $5 per 2 cu ft . This probably cost me around $100-$120 total . It seems like there should be a better option. Any ideas? Limitations: I don't have a pickup truck. I do have a Honda CRV, so I gues...
by Jerilynn
Sun Mar 17, 2013 11:40 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best way to mulch yard?
Replies: 26
Views: 2473

Re: SSDI => Medicare

Ok, let me see if I understand this.... Here are the facts: She was disabled in actuality on Sep 2009. The SS folks determined that her disability date was Sept 1, 2011, but they did not determine that until about a month ago, (she got back benefits) Based on this, she should be automatically enroll...
by Jerilynn
Fri Mar 08, 2013 3:57 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: SSDI => Medicare
Replies: 8
Views: 839

Re: Samsung Galaxy S 4

According to the good folks at ATT the S4 will be available for purchase on Thurs. I've got one ordered for pick-up. Hopefully you'll post your thoughts on the S4 after you've had a chance to put it through its paces, Jerilynn. I will. I expect it to be alot like the s3, only better. ;) I actually ...
by Jerilynn
Fri Mar 08, 2013 3:47 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Samsung Galaxy S 4
Replies: 16
Views: 2965

SSDI => Medicare

I have a friend that has been disabled for about 7 yrs. She just recently got approved for SSDI. She's 51. Normally, after one is on SSDI for 24 months, they are automatically enrolled in medicare regardless of age. My question: since she's been disabled for 7 yrs, can she qualify for medicare immed...
by Jerilynn
Fri Mar 08, 2013 2:16 am
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: SSDI => Medicare
Replies: 8
Views: 839

Re: Samsung Galaxy S 4

Mel Lindauer wrote:
Jerilynn wrote:According to the good folks at ATT the S4 will be available for purchase on Thurs. I've got one ordered for pick-up.


Hopefully you'll post your thoughts on the S4 after you've had a chance to put it through its paces, Jerilynn.



I will. I expect it to be alot like the s3, only better. ;)
by Jerilynn
Fri Mar 08, 2013 2:12 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Samsung Galaxy S 4
Replies: 16
Views: 2965

Re: Samsung Galaxy S 4

According to the good folks at ATT the S4 will be available for purchase on Thurs. I've got one ordered for pick-up. How where is it on the website? evidently the agent i spoke to gave me incorrect info. i doubled ckecked and here is the latest... there will be press co on march 14th to announce it...
by Jerilynn
Fri Mar 08, 2013 2:09 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Samsung Galaxy S 4
Replies: 16
Views: 2965

Re: Trading in for better mpg

I have never driven in snow but I hear many say a FWD is usually effective and doesn't necessitate AWD. I would value FWD over AWD simply due reduced total cost of ownership (purchase price and maintenance). the gas mileage is normally better on a FWD vs. AWD assuming the same make and model vehicl...
by Jerilynn
Thu Mar 07, 2013 6:34 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Trading in for better mpg
Replies: 43
Views: 2284

Re: [Should we] buy a two story house or a one story?

My advice to those that I teach and mentor....

NEVER EVER EVER EVER buy any house with *any* stairs, period. YMMV
by Jerilynn
Thu Mar 07, 2013 6:30 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: [Should we] buy a two story house or a one story?
Replies: 43
Views: 3409

Re: Advice Wanted On A New Cell Phone

I recommend the Samsung Galaxy S4, it will be available within 'a few days'. I was told that it would be available for purchase on Thurs from an ATT rep, but I'm leary that they were correct. A press conference is scheduled for the 14th when they are supposed to officially announce the official date.
by Jerilynn
Tue Mar 05, 2013 6:26 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Advice Wanted On A New Cell Phone
Replies: 40
Views: 2439

Re: Saving money on Smarphones

Are you wanting to save money on the smartphone itself or the service?
by Jerilynn
Tue Mar 05, 2013 6:04 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Saving money on Smarphones
Replies: 21
Views: 1533

Samsung Galaxy S 4

According to the good folks at ATT the S4 will be available for purchase on Thurs. I've got one ordered for pick-up.
by Jerilynn
Tue Mar 05, 2013 5:38 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Samsung Galaxy S 4
Replies: 16
Views: 2965

Re: Which Med school?

Some medical schools very clearly make a student more competitive for the match, which she will participate in when applying for a residency . Which ones and by how much? I assume it matters depending on which residency you want to go to and where, yes? Top candidates from average schools can usual...
by Jerilynn
Tue Mar 05, 2013 1:58 am
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Which Med school?
Replies: 152
Views: 13155

Re: Which Med school?

Gleevec wrote:
Probably US News Research ranking. Not perfect but nothing better.


GIGO

Do they ever state their criteria for their rankings?
by Jerilynn
Tue Mar 05, 2013 1:52 am
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Which Med school?
Replies: 152
Views: 13155

Re: Need android app for finding car in crowded parking lot

[quote="Mudpuppy" Then again, I didn't pay much attention to what they did with their app development because I am a very spatially aware person and I have practiced "replay the day" memory exercises for decades, so I can just "replay" a map of where I parked in my head...
by Jerilynn
Tue Mar 05, 2013 1:50 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Need android app for finding car in crowded parking lot
Replies: 21
Views: 1244

Re: Trading in for better mpg

I guess I'm just thinking out loud. But, When would you consider trading in your vehicle for another with superior MPG. I currently have an 04 AWD Sienna that maybe gets 15. I would feel better with another AWD, I live in the NE. Winters have been pretty calm, but you never know. I would have no pr...
by Jerilynn
Tue Mar 05, 2013 1:47 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Trading in for better mpg
Replies: 43
Views: 2284

Re: Which Med school?

The most important question is what she wants to do afterwards, which is an unfair question and she may not know (or if she knows she may change completely) If she wants to do a competitive residency (derm, plastics, etc) or if she definitely wants to do academics, then going to the biggest name/hi...
by Jerilynn
Mon Mar 04, 2013 1:04 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Which Med school?
Replies: 152
Views: 13155

Re: Need android app for finding car in crowded parking lot

Assuming that you usually remember where you park and this is just for backup in case you forget, then probably the most efficient way is to just to make a recorded audio note to yourself on your phone as you are walking away. No stopping and taking pictures, waiting for GPS to register, writing ou...
by Jerilynn
Mon Mar 04, 2013 12:54 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Need android app for finding car in crowded parking lot
Replies: 21
Views: 1244

Need android app for finding car in crowded parking lot

Does anyone know of an app for android that will help find the car in a crowded parking lot at a place like a huge mall?

In other words, set the location when you park the car and then when you get out of the store, the GPS points you in the correct direction?

Thanks!
by Jerilynn
Sun Mar 03, 2013 12:46 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Need android app for finding car in crowded parking lot
Replies: 21
Views: 1244

Re: Which Med school?

ks289 wrote:
Ok, maybe all med schools are great :sharebeer


More likely, they ALL have some students that become great physicians, some that become mediocre ones and some that become terrible physicians.
by Jerilynn
Sun Mar 03, 2013 12:43 am
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Which Med school?
Replies: 152
Views: 13155

Re: Which Med school?

Why not Harvard, Columbia P&S, Cornell, or Penn also? Because they are overpriced. Some great medical schools offer a small handfull of full ride merit scholarships as I am sure you are aware. My good friend got one at WashU/St. Louis and I believe Vanderbilt offers a few of these too (less tha...
by Jerilynn
Sun Mar 03, 2013 12:38 am
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Which Med school?
Replies: 152
Views: 13155

Re: The most reliable 4-door sedan in 2013 is Camry?

Re: The most reliable 4-door sedan in 2013 is Camry? Postby Jerilynn » Fri Mar 01, 2013 3:43 pm I just ordered a 2013 Ruby Red Ford Fusion Hybrid Titanium with every option available. It got high grades from multiple sources of data. Evidently they are rare as hen's teeth. Consumers Report 2013 Car...
by Jerilynn
Sun Mar 03, 2013 12:27 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: The most reliable 4-door sedan in 2013 is Camry?
Replies: 57
Views: 5165

Re: The most reliable 4-door sedan in 2013 is Camry?

I just ordered a 2013 Ruby Red Ford Fusion Hybrid Titanium with every option available. It got high grades from multiple sources of data. Evidently they are rare as hen's teeth. Just note they are really missing their fuel economy rating: http://news.consumerreports.org/cars/2012/12/video-tests-sho...
by Jerilynn
Sun Mar 03, 2013 12:24 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: The most reliable 4-door sedan in 2013 is Camry?
Replies: 57
Views: 5165

Re: Which Med school?

Why not Harvard, Columbia P&S, Cornell, or Penn also? Because they are overpriced. Some great medical schools offer a small handfull of full ride merit scholarships as I am sure you are aware. My good friend got one at WashU/St. Louis and I believe Vanderbilt offers a few of these too (less tha...
by Jerilynn
Sat Mar 02, 2013 2:11 am
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Which Med school?
Replies: 152
Views: 13155

Re: Which Med school?

I agree about applying to 20+ schools. I was cocky because my grades were good so applied to only a few med schools and was accepted at just one. Then when I was on the interview trail I met a young woman who applied to 22 med schools and was rejected by all so far but Harvard. Go figure. The inter...
by Jerilynn
Sat Mar 02, 2013 2:09 am
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Which Med school?
Replies: 152
Views: 13155

Re: Which Med school?

My daughter is a Junior at Univ of Wisconsin, Madison and will graduate with a major in Biology and minor in Global Health in Dec 2013. By the end of her 5th semester, she has completed 95% of the credits required to graduate and has a GPA of 4.0. Earlier today we learnt that she got MCAT score of ...
by Jerilynn
Sat Mar 02, 2013 2:08 am
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Which Med school?
Replies: 152
Views: 13155

Re: Replacement wireless mouse

I like my Logitech M305. It's small, but not so small that it doesn't fit my hand. Uses 1 AA battery that lasts several months. Usually about $15 at Target. It can withstand drops and the occasional toss against a wall. It may have been replaced by the M310, which is $20 or under. I LOVE these thin...
by Jerilynn
Fri Mar 01, 2013 4:57 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Replacement wireless mouse
Replies: 18
Views: 1382

Re: The most reliable 4-door sedan in 2013 is Camry?

I just ordered a 2013 Ruby Red Ford Fusion Hybrid Titanium with every option available. It got high grades from multiple sources of data. Evidently they are rare as hen's teeth.
by Jerilynn
Fri Mar 01, 2013 4:43 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: The most reliable 4-door sedan in 2013 is Camry?
Replies: 57
Views: 5165

Re: Win 7 printer help HP LaserJet P2015

Toons wrote:See if this article gives you some insight :happy

http://www.solveyourtech.com/stop-hp-la ... fications/



Thanks, Toons! 8-)
by Jerilynn
Mon Feb 25, 2013 11:10 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Win 7 printer help HP LaserJet P2015
Replies: 2
Views: 272

Re: Academy Award Predictions to guide movie viewing

I've decided I want to watch every movie that wins a major academy award this year- i.e. Best Movie, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress. So who do you think is going to win? (so I can start planning my movie consumption). Here are my predictions:...
by Jerilynn
Sun Feb 24, 2013 12:15 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Academy Award Predictions to guide movie viewing
Replies: 7
Views: 341

Win 7 printer help HP LaserJet P2015

I hooked up my old printer to my new Win 7 machine. [I dont think Im using the correct driver] But, anyhow, every now and then for no reason that I can determine, the printer prints out a page with the following 2 lines... GET /DevMgmt/DiscoveryTree.xml HTTP/1.1 Host: 127.0.0.1 : 8080 Other than bei...
by Jerilynn
Sun Feb 24, 2013 12:13 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Win 7 printer help HP LaserJet P2015
Replies: 2
Views: 272

Re: wallpaper removal - diy or pay someone?

One of my philosophies is to 'never do anything yourself that you can pay someone else to do for you. Assuming that they will do as good or better job of it.'
by Jerilynn
Sat Feb 23, 2013 2:30 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: wallpaper removal - diy or pay someone?
Replies: 34
Views: 1747

Re: Buying New Home - Radon

tadamsmar wrote:
"Pennsylvania law requires that the seller disclose the results of any known radon testing"


And if they don't? Make sure the people selling the house have enough assets so you can successfully bring a civil suit against them.
by Jerilynn
Sat Feb 23, 2013 2:27 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Buying New Home - Radon
Replies: 41
Views: 1895

Re: Buying New Home - Radon

We just sold a house in December with really high radon (buyers paid for the test---came to 20x).....we put in a remediation system-----I think it cost us approx. $900. If it's any comfort to you, my wife is a physician, and she had no concerns regarding the high radon..... Not all physicians are 1...
by Jerilynn
Sat Feb 23, 2013 2:25 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Buying New Home - Radon
Replies: 41
Views: 1895

Re: Buying New Home - Radon

Radon remediation is simple in a newer house. How old is the house and what method of remediation was employed? We don't have the specific remediation details, but it was tested in January @ 4.4. The home is 10 years old. Determine flood damage and evaluate severity. If current conditions are ok do...
by Jerilynn
Sat Feb 23, 2013 2:22 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Buying New Home - Radon
Replies: 41
Views: 1895
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