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Re: Neurosleep - does it work?

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by SPG8
Tue Oct 22, 2013 10:05 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Neurosleep - does it work?
Replies: 17
Views: 1439

Re: Neurosleep - does it work?

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by SPG8
Tue Oct 22, 2013 9:32 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Neurosleep - does it work?
Replies: 17
Views: 1439

Re: Neurosleep - does it work?

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by SPG8
Tue Oct 22, 2013 9:19 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Neurosleep - does it work?
Replies: 17
Views: 1439

Re: Talk me down

I want to add that it's been a good 1 year period for stocks, and a "rising tide floats all boats". Reminds me of the period leading up to 2000. Seem to recall a lot of people quitting their jobs to trade options. If you're young and have modest funds it's better to learn early for a litt...
by SPG8
Sun Oct 13, 2013 6:52 am
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Talk me down
Replies: 77
Views: 5948

Re: Fair or not [Financially supporting one child over anoth

We know its not fair but we feel we should spend our hard earned money on the kid who deserves it. People respond to measures that follow their actions very soon and are clearly related to their actions. It would probably help all of you - both parents, your daughter, and your son - if you were abl...
by SPG8
Thu Oct 10, 2013 9:30 am
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Fair or not [Financially supporting one child over another]
Replies: 57
Views: 4273

Re: Getting prescription of old eyeglasses

Since I know the title can be a bit controversial, let me say ahead of time that my reason for wanting to know an old prescription is NOT to use it for new frames. In my case, it's strictly for informational purposes. I'd like to use it as a benchmark to see how I am doing vision-wise Tolerance is ...
by SPG8
Mon Oct 07, 2013 3:16 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: .....
Replies: 37
Views: 4179

Oracle

Appears Vanguard's Investing Theory is that Oracle's executive-pay is excessive .
by SPG8
Thu Sep 26, 2013 7:01 am
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Oracle
Replies: 6
Views: 714

Re: Weight Loss Plans?

SPG8 wrote:Why are fat people hungry?


Was fishing for blood sugar, but can't get a bite in this pond.

Good Luck
by SPG8
Tue Sep 24, 2013 8:11 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Weight Loss Plans?
Replies: 109
Views: 6618

Re: Weight Loss Plans?

"It's easy for people who have never been overweight to say "just eat less and exercise!" It's also easy for those who have never been in debt on a tight income to say "just spend less and invest!" I dunno. Either the proposition "eat less and exercise more --> weight ...
by SPG8
Sat Sep 21, 2013 6:01 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Weight Loss Plans?
Replies: 109
Views: 6618

Re: Weight Loss Plans?

Stop doing the activities that cause weight loss in order to lose weight and do them because you enjoy them. This is obviously great advice, but just note that it can be hard to practically implement on it's own. It's good to also have some go-to activities that you may not like, but which you've m...
by SPG8
Thu Sep 19, 2013 7:16 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Weight Loss Plans?
Replies: 109
Views: 6618

Re: Weight Loss Plans?

As you can see, there are many ways to successfully lose weight and keep it off. 1. I wouldn't recommend a plan either, because I'm not sure what you'd do once it was over. That's the hard part. You're not trying to eat differently just to lose weight, you're trying to eat differently for the rest o...
by SPG8
Wed Sep 18, 2013 7:47 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Weight Loss Plans?
Replies: 109
Views: 6618

Re: Tennis racket recommendation for beginner (tennis elbow)

porcupine wrote:Thanks for advice!


Soliciting advice on the internets can result in eccentric responses.
by SPG8
Mon Sep 09, 2013 8:37 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Tennis racket recommendation for beginner (tennis elbow)
Replies: 27
Views: 2921

Re: PenFed Visa card for Gas program changing, now with a fe

Money Market Certificate What is the qualifying Money Market Certificate? I got my letter last night and was resigned to cancelling, but another poster suggested a $1,000.00 CD qualifies (is this the Money Market Certificate?). We probably get $200 cash-back annually, which is directly credited to ...
by SPG8
Fri Sep 06, 2013 7:28 am
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: PenFed Visa card for Gas program changing, now with a fee.
Replies: 132
Views: 30365

Re: Boglehead Beer

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by SPG8
Fri Aug 23, 2013 10:52 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Boglehead Beer
Replies: 407
Views: 52572

Re: Boglehead Beer

One place of note- Trader Joe's. They're pretty cheap and the house brand has decent, if not exceptional, examples of many types of beers (the hefeweizen and dunkelweizen in particular are pretty good). And they're made by other breweries, most which are pretty premium craft breweries: http://frenc...
by SPG8
Fri Aug 23, 2013 3:18 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Boglehead Beer
Replies: 407
Views: 52572

Re: Boglehead Beer

One place of note- Trader Joe's. They're pretty cheap and the house brand has decent, if not exceptional, examples of many types of beers (the hefeweizen and dunkelweizen in particular are pretty good). Amen! Neither in Top 50 (click on style, then on "View the Most Popular"). Hefeweizen ...
by SPG8
Thu Aug 22, 2013 8:28 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Boglehead Beer
Replies: 407
Views: 52572

Re: Tipping

It is okay to not like how things are. It isn't okay to be irresponsible in protest of it. This is probably the bottom line (far afield of the OP, but where all the tipping threads ultimately end up). Staying with restaurants for the sake of simplicity...if you object, don't go. Can't go and stiff ...
by SPG8
Sun Aug 04, 2013 7:38 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Tipping
Replies: 101
Views: 6285

Re: Tipping

Abe wrote:It is the restaurant owners who are cheap.


The cost doesn't change, only who's handing servers the money, so what's the difference?

The servers actual compensation is a different conversation.
by SPG8
Sat Aug 03, 2013 12:56 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Tipping
Replies: 101
Views: 6285

Re: Tipping

Brees should have one of his people pick up the chow next time... Correct. Or if he has to go, throw them $200 on the $75, it will only help his bottom line. His income stream stems directly from public interest. Why not keep the animals at bay by throwing them a few bones? If I was a successful en...
by SPG8
Sat Aug 03, 2013 12:41 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Tipping
Replies: 101
Views: 6285

Re: Tipping

Niko wrote:Where do we draw the line?


Fair point.

I guess you know the line when you see it.

If I hit the line, I always assumed I'd just stop participating.
by SPG8
Sat Aug 03, 2013 11:34 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Tipping
Replies: 101
Views: 6285

Re: Tipping

I, too, abhor the practice of compulsory tipping. While back in the US I usually give no more than 15% -- less for subpar service. Not because I care to reward the wait staff for bringing me my food (that's what their salary should cover), but rather because tipping has become so ingrained in our c...
by SPG8
Sat Aug 03, 2013 10:30 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Tipping
Replies: 101
Views: 6285

Re: What happens to stock prices if everyone index invests?

It's an interesting question +1 I am interested from an oversight standpoint. I wasn't aware that Vanguard even voted, but it was pointed out that they do. Still, I'm very interested in whether oversight is changing with regard to increased indexing (positively or negatively). Then you have to cons...
by SPG8
Tue Jul 30, 2013 7:53 am
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: What happens to stock prices if everyone index invests?
Replies: 42
Views: 3361

Re: Detroit to default on $2.5B of debt

nm - repeat
by SPG8
Fri Jul 19, 2013 9:32 am
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Detroit to default on $2.5B of debt
Replies: 63
Views: 7685

Re: NYC, Philly, Boston, or Chicago?

SGM wrote:"If there was anything good in Philadelphia, they would have brought it to New York." Anonymous.


Everything runs it's course eventually...
by SPG8
Tue Jul 16, 2013 6:45 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: NYC, Philly, Boston, or Chicago?
Replies: 102
Views: 6790

Re: NYC, Philly, Boston, or Chicago?

These cities are all wonderful and you may find that the life up north is far more fulfilling than in Florida. Maybe not. The areas differ a lot in what they offer. The problem with Chicago and Philadelphia is that poor leadership and fiscal problems are creating very high crime situations includin...
by SPG8
Sat Jul 13, 2013 6:11 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: NYC, Philly, Boston, or Chicago?
Replies: 102
Views: 6790

Re: A spectacular movie, and a terrible movie

Chan_va wrote:I outsource my picks


First post...1) a spectaculkar movie 2) a terrible movie

Two movies, lets heve 'em.
by SPG8
Fri Jul 12, 2013 12:40 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: [Can you recommend]A spectacular movie, and a terrible movie
Replies: 161
Views: 11003

Re: A spectacular movie, and a terrible movie

This thread is quickly going to turn into a "who can name the most obscure" movie contest. Extra points if it was in black &white, silent or international. All of you who think blockbusters are awful, and your taste/intellect/refinement/sophistication is better than the average movieg...
by SPG8
Fri Jul 12, 2013 12:36 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: [Can you recommend]A spectacular movie, and a terrible movie
Replies: 161
Views: 11003

Re: A spectacular movie, and a terrible movie

floydtime wrote:Almost anything by Kevin Smith


How about...everything besides Clerks?
by SPG8
Fri Jul 12, 2013 12:35 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: [Can you recommend]A spectacular movie, and a terrible movie
Replies: 161
Views: 11003

Re: A spectacular movie, and a terrible movie

HomerJ wrote:Fearless


The opening scene is really well done and not from the book.
by SPG8
Fri Jul 12, 2013 10:14 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: [Can you recommend]A spectacular movie, and a terrible movie
Replies: 161
Views: 11003

Re: A spectacular movie, and a terrible movie

This is a great post. I'll fill in the disclaimers, then my selections... Oscar I'm OK with the Oscars for what they are, they just have little value for me in terms of evaluating films. Crash - bad Man On Wire - good Will Ferrell - extremely funny (I'm in a good spot here, because I'm the only one ...
by SPG8
Fri Jul 12, 2013 8:31 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: [Can you recommend]A spectacular movie, and a terrible movie
Replies: 161
Views: 11003

Re: Alaskan Cruise

What else should we be aware of? In about a month and a half it will probably be raining. Everybody had gortex parkas and boots, but no rain pants. The towns are kind if kitschy. Plenty of expensive art galleries(?) and expensive jewelry shops(?) besides all the junk. The side-trips made it for us ...
by SPG8
Tue Jul 09, 2013 3:41 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Alaskan Cruise
Replies: 27
Views: 1511

Re: Why does my instant coffee overflow?

Sam I Am wrote:
Any easy solution?

Sam I am


Throw some grains of something in there (boiling beads), a few oatmeal flakes maybe, or scratch up the bottom of bowl/cup.
by SPG8
Tue Jul 09, 2013 2:46 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Why does my instant coffee overflow?
Replies: 39
Views: 2186

Re: Why does my instant coffee overflow?

Escaping O2?

Bubbling may vary during heating leading to different results or different nucleation from different cups?
by SPG8
Tue Jul 09, 2013 2:37 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Why does my instant coffee overflow?
Replies: 39
Views: 2186

Re: Long Distance Walking

Appalachian Trail in the US. It is on my bucket list. http://www.appalachiantrail.org/ I walked all of PA and NJ, but that was many years ago. I have considered completing the entire trail, but have ruled it out due to the risk of tick-bourne diseases. It's an individual decision that I don't expec...
by SPG8
Sun Jul 07, 2013 11:47 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Long Distance Walking
Replies: 143
Views: 15871

Re: Long Distance Walking

duplicate
by SPG8
Sun Jul 07, 2013 11:47 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Long Distance Walking
Replies: 143
Views: 15871

Re: Premium Products That Are Worth It To You

snyder66 wrote:Maybe, I have the problem...
You're probably winning the game.

Maybe they aren't?
by SPG8
Fri Jun 28, 2013 5:34 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Premium Products That Are Worth It To You
Replies: 361
Views: 40880

Re: I love the smell of fear in the markets

does anyone else get giddy when the news on the the markets is bad? No, I do not. I lost my job in October of 2008 when my employer's business dropped 70% month-over-month. And it was a manufacturing business, not anything financial or market-related. ("Your job is a bond" my foot. My bon...
by SPG8
Fri Jun 28, 2013 6:32 am
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: I love the smell of fear in the markets
Replies: 34
Views: 4786

Re: Is "buying organic" food worth it?

I'm a pediatrician and our professional group (AAP) recently did a big literature review on this topic as it relates to kids. Here's a brief summary of the findings: 1. Nutritional differences between organic and conventional produce appear minimal, but this hasn't been really well studied. Looks l...
by SPG8
Thu Jun 27, 2013 7:55 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Is "buying organic" food worth it?
Replies: 89
Views: 4865

Re: Is "buying organic" food worth it?

Decisions about food are far more important than decisions about any other consumptions items including houses and cars. Yet, many people would readily overpay for the bathroom tile or leather upholstery than for pesticides-free produce. Irrespective of the current debate, I generally strive to not...
by SPG8
Thu Jun 27, 2013 7:33 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Is "buying organic" food worth it?
Replies: 89
Views: 4865

Re: What did you give your wife on your wedding day?

I understand the consensus is against giving my bride-to-be a gift, but I've already made that decision. No sweat. Most of the nays are probably old-timers, well before this was vogue. You're jumping on the bandwagon, with the first of all these newfangled gifts, have at it. Incidentally, I keep wa...
by SPG8
Thu Jun 27, 2013 7:17 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What did you give your wife on your wedding day?
Replies: 81
Views: 5049

Re: what you should know about the recent market drop

I though housing prices were up but home ownership was flat? Anyway, hard to believe anyone needs hand-holding right now. The S&P dropped to 800 only five years ago. If you are nervous now, a look at that chart should take you out of the game. (and just for laughs, is there such a thing in the t...
by SPG8
Thu Jun 27, 2013 6:34 am
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: what you should know about the recent market drop
Replies: 27
Views: 5775

Re: Is "buying organic" food worth it?

I love food talk, everybody knows everything.
by SPG8
Wed Jun 26, 2013 1:26 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Is "buying organic" food worth it?
Replies: 89
Views: 4865

Re: Bonds Investors running for the hills

dozer183e wrote:http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323836504578553843788629034.html


What are the numbers?
by SPG8
Wed Jun 19, 2013 9:35 am
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Bonds Investors running for the hills
Replies: 56
Views: 4480

Re: What did you give your wife on your wedding day?

Is this a new trend? My wife and I married in 2002 and didn't give each other anything. We had a smallish wedding (about 50 guests) and an intimate (but top notch) reception dinner at a gorgeous Inn. We took a short honeymoon trip that weekend and our 'real' honeymoon two months later. This was my ...
by SPG8
Mon Jun 17, 2013 8:27 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What did you give your wife on your wedding day?
Replies: 81
Views: 5049

Re: Poll: How much cash do you carry?

I am having some difficulty in personally responding to the poll, because I typically get between $100 to $200 from an ATM when I need cash and usually don't replenish my walking around money until I am down to $30 to $40. I guess the $100 to $199 best describes it. Same here. Ditto. Usually $40 to...
by SPG8
Sun Jun 16, 2013 11:09 am
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Poll: How much cash do you carry?
Replies: 103
Views: 5803

Re: Lets get rid of car dealerships

I hate buying cars, but we did the Costco thing last time, and it was a really pleasant experience at the dealer. - eliminate car dealers - eliminate real estate agents - eliminate college professors (Harvard MOOCs) - eliminate Optometrists (have opticians refract) - eliminate construction workers (...
by SPG8
Tue Jun 11, 2013 7:46 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Lets get rid of car dealerships
Replies: 58
Views: 4636

Re: Do I really need a Smartphone?

matjen wrote:Say la vie....


"la vie"
by SPG8
Sat Jun 08, 2013 10:19 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Do I really need a Smartphone?
Replies: 433
Views: 28723

Re: Japanese financial crisis

*if* the BOJ can create that inflation. I suppose that's the question. Is it wrong to say that creating inflation isn't going so well? I'm interested in what might be considered macro contrarian plays (I'll say for investments sake, but I'm lying, it's more for fun and personal edification, and coc...
by SPG8
Thu Jun 06, 2013 10:45 am
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Japanese financial crisis
Replies: 48
Views: 4931

Re: Japanese financial crisis

If the world comes to believe Japanese Central Bankers mean it when they say 2% inflation (and the whole Euro Crisis would be a lot easier if the ECB was credibly targetting 4% inflation) then the market will move accordingly. And it will become self-fulfilling. I need some help with the basics, he...
by SPG8
Wed Jun 05, 2013 7:42 am
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Japanese financial crisis
Replies: 48
Views: 4931
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