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Re: Wisconsin - Madison Meetings - Master Thread

Mrs. Feeley, I'm looking forward to attending this meeting. Can you let us know how long you expect the meeting to last? Thanks, Kevin I believe the first meeting lasted 1.5 hours. Since this one will also be mostly unstructured chit-chat I suspect it will run the same, although folks can certainly...
by Mrs.Feeley
Wed Nov 26, 2014 7:45 pm
 
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Wisconsin - Madison Meetings - Master Thread
Replies: 48
Views: 3541

Re: Wisconsin - Madison Meetings - Master Thread

Looking forward to seeing you at the meeting, PlasmaBucky! I must admit a personal enthusiasm for holding the meetings at Sprecher's. On-tap Sprecher's translates into a higher probability of my convincing my husband to attend than if the meeting were held at a public library. Though I am personally...
by Mrs.Feeley
Wed Nov 26, 2014 12:38 am
 
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Wisconsin - Madison Meetings - Master Thread
Replies: 48
Views: 3541

Re: Girlfriend with a LOT of Student debt.

You've only known her a few months and maybe you want to give it more time. But if her student loans are keeping you awake at night and they don't seem to be causing her much anxiety you two probably aren't compatible in the ways necessary to build a happy life together. You seem to be asking whethe...
by Mrs.Feeley
Tue Nov 25, 2014 6:11 am
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Girlfriend with a LOT of Student debt.
Replies: 166
Views: 12988

Re: Bogleheads, any "Black Friday" [recommendations]

Amazon has some good deals this week. For instance there's an additional 25 percent off some shoes, and that's on top of the week's low prices. I got a pair of Ecco dress shoes for $40 that normally retail for $140. I think many online retailers are trying to lure in buyers before Black Friday.
by Mrs.Feeley
Tue Nov 25, 2014 2:13 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Bogleheads, any "Black Friday" [recommendations]
Replies: 59
Views: 4708

Re: Wisconsin - Madison Meetings - Master Thread

The results of the Doodle Poll are in! Looks like we're set for a meeting of the Madison Bogleheads at: Sprecher's Pub Saturday, December 13 At noon! Thank you Peter for the great ideas! If any of you have specific topics you'd like to discuss you can post them here or drop me an e-mail. With any lu...
by Mrs.Feeley
Mon Nov 24, 2014 2:04 am
 
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Wisconsin - Madison Meetings - Master Thread
Replies: 48
Views: 3541

Re: Wisconsin - Madison Meetings - Master Thread

I posted a Doodle poll where everyone can vote for their preferred day and time(s) for our next meeting. https://doodle.com/s4wu7y2rwfkmhzme#table The Milwaukee chapter is having a meeting in November. It was suggested that we alternate months since some Bogleheads in southern Wisconsin might want t...
by Mrs.Feeley
Fri Oct 24, 2014 12:06 am
 
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Wisconsin - Madison Meetings - Master Thread
Replies: 48
Views: 3541

Re: Wisconsin - Madison Meetings - Master Thread

Hey, Madison Bogleheads! We should get another meeting planned. Question: Should we hold our next meeting on a weekday evening so those unavailable on a Saturday afternoon can attend? 'Nother question: Fall in Madison is an important time for football fans. Since I'm not a football fan I'm clueless ...
by Mrs.Feeley
Tue Oct 07, 2014 12:19 am
 
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Wisconsin - Madison Meetings - Master Thread
Replies: 48
Views: 3541

Re: Geneological research for unclaimed property

Agree with JW. Pay for the death certificate. They usually contain a bevy of info. One thing about census data: if your ancestor was not home at the time that the census taker came knocking on the door, the info came from a neighbor. This can make for some pretty comical errors in names, ages, and ...
by Mrs.Feeley
Sun Jul 27, 2014 5:40 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Geneological research for unclaimed property
Replies: 87
Views: 4896

Re: Old Mortgage about to 'fall off' credit report - now wha

Our mortgages rolled off our credit reports many years ago and our scores are over 800 even though we have only two credit cards and pay off the balances monthly. My elderly parents haven't had a mortgage since the 1970s, and not only that, they haven't had any credit cards for years. What's more th...
by Mrs.Feeley
Thu Jul 24, 2014 1:20 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Old Mortgage about to 'fall off' credit report - now what?
Replies: 13
Views: 2807

Re: Wisconsin - Madison Meetings - Master Thread

Many thanks to all who came today to the first meeting of the Madison Bogleheads’ chapter! It was a pleasure to meet everyone and hear your stories of how you came to be an index investor. LarryG’s account of meeting Mr. Bogle during the early Boglehead days, and tales of his days in the School of H...
by Mrs.Feeley
Sun Jul 20, 2014 12:49 am
 
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Wisconsin - Madison Meetings - Master Thread
Replies: 48
Views: 3541

Re: Wisconsin - Madison Meetings - Master Thread

Sorry you won't be there, Kevin. We will share a toast in your honor! :sharebeer
by Mrs.Feeley
Fri Jul 18, 2014 5:54 pm
 
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Wisconsin - Madison Meetings - Master Thread
Replies: 48
Views: 3541

Re: Wisconsin - Madison Meetings - Master Thread

A reminder... First Boglehead Madison meeting is the day after tomorrow, Saturday, noonish at Sprecher's.
by Mrs.Feeley
Thu Jul 17, 2014 7:15 pm
 
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Wisconsin - Madison Meetings - Master Thread
Replies: 48
Views: 3541

Re: A question for the Bogleladies or those who can consult

Following on with the comfort theme, another possibility is to get a bra fitting at a specialty shop that is highly regarded for the comfort of its fittings. I've heard rave reviews from women of all sizes, but particularly from women whose bosoms are generously proportioned. The consensus among wo...
by Mrs.Feeley
Tue Jul 15, 2014 1:20 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: A question for the Bogleladies or those who can consult one
Replies: 70
Views: 6077

Re: Wisconsin - Madison Meetings - Master Thread

A reminder... First organizational meeting for the Madison (WI) Bogleheads is next Saturday, July 19, noonish at Sprecher's, 1262 John Q Hammonds Dr. See you there!
by Mrs.Feeley
Sun Jul 13, 2014 7:25 pm
 
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Wisconsin - Madison Meetings - Master Thread
Replies: 48
Views: 3541

Re: Urban garden bed--ideas to deter dog owners

Something I often see is dogs leaving piles without barely breaking their stride. With most dog walkers talking, texting, listening to iPods, daydreaming, they simply never notice when their dog, straggling behind, takes a quick dump in a flower bed. Can't tell you how many times I've seen the dogs ...
by Mrs.Feeley
Sun Jul 06, 2014 10:10 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Urban garden bed--ideas to deter dog owners
Replies: 44
Views: 4411

Re: Wisconsin - Madison Meetings - Master Thread

I called over to Sprecher's and reserved their private room at noon on 7/19. The address is 1262 John Q Hammonds Dr in Madison. It sounds like is has potential to be a good regular meeting place with no minimum to use the room. I can vouch for the beer selection and they brew their own root beer, t...
by Mrs.Feeley
Sun Jul 06, 2014 1:12 am
 
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Wisconsin - Madison Meetings - Master Thread
Replies: 48
Views: 3541

Re: Wisconsin - Madison Meetings - Master Thread

If we decide to meet without lunch/beer, the Middleton Public Library is usually quite accommodating. I could also check on the private room at Sprecher's for noon on the 19th if you'd like. My vote would still be for a place we could get a beer. :sharebeer Kevin That would be great! If there's bee...
by Mrs.Feeley
Sat Jul 05, 2014 10:42 pm
 
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Wisconsin - Madison Meetings - Master Thread
Replies: 48
Views: 3541

Re: Wisconsin - Madison Meetings - Master Thread

Bad news. Lee's Garden went out of business. Drove out there today and they were gone. I was going to suggest another quiet Chinese restaurant on the west side but according to Yelp they recently went out of business too. :( Should we try for one of the plan B spots? Maybe Minerva India Buffet on Ju...
by Mrs.Feeley
Sat Jul 05, 2014 10:24 pm
 
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Wisconsin - Madison Meetings - Master Thread
Replies: 48
Views: 3541

Re: Wisconsin - Madison Meetings - Master Thread

If it ends up being the 19th, I may be able to attend. I'm one of the steering committee members of the Twin Cities BH group. My wife and I will be in Madison visiting our daughter and her family that weekend. The Minnesota group has been fairly active - we are in our 9th year I believe. That would...
by Mrs.Feeley
Thu Jul 03, 2014 11:06 pm
 
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Wisconsin - Madison Meetings - Master Thread
Replies: 48
Views: 3541

Re: Wisconsin - Madison Meetings - Master Thread

We're still tied in the Doodle poll. Eight members prefer Sat. July 19th, eight prefer the 26th.

Unless anyone objects I'm going to call it for Saturday, July 19th. Any objections....?

Of course we could always have meetings on both the 19th and the 26th to accommodate everyone. :D
by Mrs.Feeley
Thu Jul 03, 2014 10:06 pm
 
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Wisconsin - Madison Meetings - Master Thread
Replies: 48
Views: 3541

Re: Elderly vacation ideas (90 y.o.)

Our neighbors love Elder Hostel and go on several vacations every summer with them.
by Mrs.Feeley
Mon Jun 09, 2014 12:09 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Elderly vacation ideas (90 y.o.)
Replies: 9
Views: 1109

Re: Wisconsin - Madison Meetings - Master Thread

Anymore votes for preferences on whether to hold the meeting on July 19th or 26th? If you haven't already voted in the Doodle thread, or if you want to change your vote to select a specific date, please do so ASP! Thank you! It's great that we have so much interest in creating a local chapter and we...
by Mrs.Feeley
Mon Jun 09, 2014 12:06 am
 
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Wisconsin - Madison Meetings - Master Thread
Replies: 48
Views: 3541

Re: Wisconsin - Madison Meetings - Master Thread

I can no longer make it on the 26th, so unless someone in this thread hasn't posted on the Doodle poll we're tied again over the 26th and the 19th.
by Mrs.Feeley
Sun Jun 08, 2014 11:40 pm
 
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Wisconsin - Madison Meetings - Master Thread
Replies: 48
Views: 3541

Re: Wisconsin - Madison Meetings - Master Thread

Saturday, July 19th it is! Noonish at Lee's Garden, (http://www.leesgardenmadison.com) 7475 Mineral Point Rd., Madison, WI, in the shopping strip next to Shopko, on the corner of Mineral Point and D'onofrio Dr. and across the street from Kentucky Fried. On Madison's west side. Looking forward to mee...
by Mrs.Feeley
Sun Jun 08, 2014 11:10 pm
 
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Wisconsin - Madison Meetings - Master Thread
Replies: 48
Views: 3541

Re: Cabins/cottages in Wisc/Minn/Ont

When I was a kid my parents wanted to buy a summer lake cabin in northern WI/MN and we spent many weekends over the course of many years hunting for the perfect place. We would get the weekend newspaper from a nearby big city like the Milwaukee Journal or the Green Bay Press and check the real estat...
by Mrs.Feeley
Sun Jun 08, 2014 10:44 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Cabins/cottages in Wisc/Minn/Ont
Replies: 22
Views: 1643

Re: Poll: Luxury and Happiness

I just realized that I have a luxury item that makes me happy every time I use it, a Chief Joseph Pendleton blanket. Several hundred bucks, and worth every dime in comfort and attractiveness. Oh! I have one of those too! Got mine for $100 at a close-out at a pow-wow supply store. At the time I thou...
by Mrs.Feeley
Sat Jun 07, 2014 12:13 am
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Poll: Luxury and Happiness
Replies: 141
Views: 8987

Re: Mistake: extra dirt

Consider starting a compost pile. Layer that extra dirt with your brush and leaves and you'll end up with some dandy compost for your garden. Consider tossing the compost onto your lawn for some excellent fertilizer. I don't think the woman was asking you to pay for the dirt. She was probably simply...
by Mrs.Feeley
Thu Jun 05, 2014 11:26 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Mistake: extra dirt
Replies: 24
Views: 2208

Re: Wisconsin - Madison Meetings - Master Thread

Anyone have any preferences as to whether we meet on Saturday July 19th or July 26th? In the Doodle survey nine people reported that they could come on the 19th and nine on the 26th, but not the same nine. Any tie-breakers lurking out there? Anyone?? I'll throw in a vote for the 19th if no one has ...
by Mrs.Feeley
Wed Jun 04, 2014 10:06 pm
 
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Wisconsin - Madison Meetings - Master Thread
Replies: 48
Views: 3541

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V

Can anyone recommend any good books about the American colonial period and/or Revolutionary war period? Just post-revolution, an excellent piece on the whole debate over the ratification of the constitution "Ratification" by Pauline Maier Bernard Balyn also has some good works on early US...
by Mrs.Feeley
Wed Jun 04, 2014 10:04 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V
Replies: 3372
Views: 1216439

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V

Can anyone recommend any good books about the American colonial period and/or Revolutionary war period? I always enjoy reading history books over the summer but I don't think my must-read stack is high enough to get me to September. Mayflower , by Nathaniel Philbrick. The First Frontier , by Scott ...
by Mrs.Feeley
Wed Jun 04, 2014 10:01 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V
Replies: 3372
Views: 1216439

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V

Mrs. F- - The First American- The Life and Times of Benjamin Franklin by Brands. Here is a link: http://www.amazon.com/First-American-Times-Benjamin-Franklin-ebook/dp/B003M68TI4/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&qid=1401613893&sr=8-7&keywords=benjamin+franklin It is quite long, but will give you a lot...
by Mrs.Feeley
Wed Jun 04, 2014 9:56 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V
Replies: 3372
Views: 1216439

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V

Blues wrote:"Bunker Hill" by Nathaniel Philbrick is worth a read (as are many of his other books).

http://www.amazon.com/Bunker-Hill-City- ... 0670025445


Excellent! Thank you! Philbrick's books look great.
by Mrs.Feeley
Sat May 31, 2014 10:49 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V
Replies: 3372
Views: 1216439

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V

Can anyone recommend any good books about the American colonial period and/or Revolutionary war period? I always enjoy reading history books over the summer but I don't think my must-read stack is high enough to get me to September. Presently I'm down to obscure autobiographies. My current one is &q...
by Mrs.Feeley
Sat May 31, 2014 9:20 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V
Replies: 3372
Views: 1216439

Re: Wisconsin - Madison Meetings - Master Thread

Anyone have any preferences as to whether we meet on Saturday July 19th or July 26th? In the Doodle survey nine people reported that they could come on the 19th and nine on the 26th, but not the same nine. Any tie-breakers lurking out there?
by Mrs.Feeley
Sat May 31, 2014 8:58 pm
 
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Wisconsin - Madison Meetings - Master Thread
Replies: 48
Views: 3541

Re: Wisconsin - Madison Meetings - Master Thread

Lee's Garden it is for this first meet (if Mrs. Feeley can still help us get a large quiet table). Now we just need to figure out if it is going to be July 19th or July 26th (around noon) Spoke to Mr. Lee. Either date is fine for a noon lunch. We can reserve several large tables in the back of the ...
by Mrs.Feeley
Tue May 27, 2014 7:28 pm
 
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Wisconsin - Madison Meetings - Master Thread
Replies: 48
Views: 3541

Re: Wisconsin - Madison Meetings - Master Thread

I think that the place that offers a private area would be preferable. In addition to the places listed, both "The Egg and I" and the "Imperial Garden" have separate rooms. LarryG Perhaps someone could call those restaurants and ask if we could reserve a private room or area on ...
by Mrs.Feeley
Mon May 26, 2014 9:51 pm
 
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Wisconsin - Madison Meetings - Master Thread
Replies: 48
Views: 3541

Re: Wisconsin Bogleheads group dead?

Renjuzone, Pick a time and place and they will come (or not) LarryG Thanks LarryG. Right now, it is a toss-up between July 19 (noon) vs July 26 (noon). Since the consensus is around lunchtime, do people prefer meeting at restaurant as opposed to perhaps a formal meeting for the first meet-up? If a ...
by Mrs.Feeley
Sun May 25, 2014 1:15 am
 
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Wisconsin - Milwaukee meetings - Master Thread
Replies: 16
Views: 1366

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V

"Slaves in the Family" by Edward Ball, 1998 National Book Award Winner. In pre-Civil War days Ball's ancestors controlled 20 South Carolina rice plantations and over 4,000 slaves. Ball tracks down descendants of the slaves and through oral history and plantation records pieces together rem...
by Mrs.Feeley
Tue May 20, 2014 10:59 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V
Replies: 3372
Views: 1216439

Re: Tips for painting furniture

Mrs. Freeley, great recommendation for matching primer color with paint color. I'll google/youtube more information about the process and exact paint. This I discovered is especially important if painting the furniture a dark color. I painted a table dark green and it took endless coats to cover th...
by Mrs.Feeley
Tue May 13, 2014 6:27 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Tips for painting furniture
Replies: 9
Views: 767

Re: Tips for painting furniture

Some random thoughts... Sanding. I use a coarse grit to sand off as much of the old paint/finish as possible. Then I change to a finer grit for a smoother finish. I try to sand off as much of the old finish as possible. Sometimes I use steel wool to get down to the bare wood. There are a lot of diff...
by Mrs.Feeley
Mon May 12, 2014 11:44 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Tips for painting furniture
Replies: 9
Views: 767

Re: Expiration of Best By dates on canned or packaged food

A friend was cleaning out her pantry and had a large box of canned goods long past their expiration dates. Since the local food pantry wouldn't take them I carried them home. My husband chided me for this. "You're feeding us food the food pantry has rejected!" But we ate them anyway. Every...
by Mrs.Feeley
Tue Apr 29, 2014 1:01 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Expiration of Best By dates on canned or packaged food
Replies: 18
Views: 2926

Re: Buying for someone who "has everything"

For a holiday gift exchange one year a friend gave everyone high-quality paint brushes. This was a huge hit as we were all DIY homeowners with painting projects. Most of us were too cheap to buy anything other than those crummy $1 stiff-plastic paint brushes. With a great paint brush, especially a g...
by Mrs.Feeley
Sat Apr 05, 2014 7:10 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Buying for someone who "has everything"
Replies: 43
Views: 2868

Re: Preventing Office Theft of Food and Other Stuff

In "Predictably Irrational" Dan Ariely describes experiments with different tempting items put into college-dorm refrigerators. When a bundle of Coca-Cola cans was placed in, all the cans have disappeared fairly quickly. When a plate with one-dollar bills was placed in (of equivalent valu...
by Mrs.Feeley
Fri Apr 04, 2014 2:47 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Preventing Office Theft of Food and Other Stuff
Replies: 78
Views: 7626

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V

Does anyone here ever get to the point of finance book overload where all these books are pretty much saying the same thing? Yeah. I read so many over the years that at a certain point I just had to stop. I read John Bogle's last title and was glad that I did. I'll probably read the new Michael Lew...
by Mrs.Feeley
Thu Apr 03, 2014 4:29 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V
Replies: 3372
Views: 1216439

Re: Mayo clinic is the best clinic in America ??

Mayo is wonderful. We have friends who've gone there. A friend's brother had a suspected heart problem that numerous doctors and clinics were unable to diagnose. He finally went to Mayo where the problem was quickly diagnosed and he had surgery. Best of luck, and hoping your problem is speedily diag...
by Mrs.Feeley
Thu Apr 03, 2014 4:08 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Mayo clinic is the best clinic in America ??
Replies: 30
Views: 3150

Re: Expensive hobbies and possessions? (B/c you can...)

Woodworking is my most expensive hobby. I bought my equipment back in the early 1980s and probably spent less than $500. The only ongoing expenses I have are mostly for the wood that I use on the projects........so it is really not that expensive of a hobby. I have made everything from furniture to...
by Mrs.Feeley
Wed Apr 02, 2014 8:49 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Expensive hobbies and possessions? (B/c you can...)
Replies: 126
Views: 16318

Re: Disabled parent looking to invest for the first time

If she's on Medicare wouldn't it make more sense for her to subscribe to Medicare Part B than to pay $800/month for a supplemental policy? I think Part B is under $200.
by Mrs.Feeley
Sat Mar 01, 2014 7:27 am
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Disabled parent looking to invest for the first time
Replies: 19
Views: 1244

Re: Advice needed on problem neighbors

A friend lived in a townhouse/condo complex in which several residents abandoned the properties when they went into foreclosure, turning them over to kids or grandkids to live in rent-free until the bank kicked them out. Around here foreclosures go fairly quickly if the owner never bothers to turn u...
by Mrs.Feeley
Sat Mar 01, 2014 7:05 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Advice needed on problem neighbors
Replies: 30
Views: 3327

Re: Water line, sewer line, in-house plumbing insurance

Thank you for posting this question, Coffeehubcap . We recently got a mailing that supposedly came from our city water dept. pitching a sewer line warranty policy, and I was considering posting about it, asking what others thought. The mailing came to us in a city water dept. envelope and with a let...
by Mrs.Feeley
Thu Nov 21, 2013 2:06 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Water line, sewer line, in-house plumbing insurance
Replies: 11
Views: 1185
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