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Re: Workplace net worth conversations you'd like to avoid?

As another poster mentioned, you have to know your audience well. I'm far from an expert, but I've learned quite a bit over the years. Occasionally, a coworker will ask advice and I'm happy to share, though I take caution to not come across as a know it all. Most of the time, though, they like to te...
by TxAg
Thu Jan 29, 2015 3:50 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Workplace net worth conversations you'd like to avoid?
Replies: 79
Views: 6939

Re: Fidelity funds

I've been pleased with the 500
by TxAg
Thu Jan 29, 2015 3:22 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Fidelity funds
Replies: 5
Views: 401

Re: Boglehead Beer

chiseller wrote:My favorite is La Fin Du Monde, but I only purchase it on special occasions. My go to beer is Sierra Nevada.


Both are wise choices
by TxAg
Sat Jan 24, 2015 5:48 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Boglehead Beer
Replies: 475
Views: 67630

Re: Convertible Car seat for toddler

Just bought two Chicco NextFits after multiple recommendations and LOVE them. Simple to install and feel ultra secure. A little expensive, but I'm willing to pay for peace of mind. Another thought, avoid the Diono Radian RXT like the plague! Expensive, GIGANTIC, never felt secure enough, and a majo...
by TxAg
Thu Jan 22, 2015 9:45 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Convertible Car seat for toddler
Replies: 11
Views: 839

Re: Keurig-cup coffee makers - why?

$0.60/cup is a lot more economical than $5/cup at starbucks. My wife drinks one cup every morning. I drink a hot cocoa or tea about twice a week. Make sense for us.
by TxAg
Wed Jan 21, 2015 8:51 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Keurig-cup coffee makers - why?
Replies: 67
Views: 4751

Re: Preparing for baby and one income

I have a 9 month old. Daycare is the biggest expense by far, but you're forgoing that. Otherwise, our kiddo costs us roughly an extra $250 per month.
by TxAg
Sun Jan 18, 2015 11:29 am
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Preparing for baby and one income
Replies: 41
Views: 2349

Re: Half Milestone Hit!

congrats. gota keep on keeping on. I can't wait to retire...fingers crossed!
by TxAg
Sat Jan 17, 2015 9:32 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Half Milestone Hit!
Replies: 52
Views: 4830

Re: Options for moving our pets across country

Aren't there some vets who prescribe semi sedatives to cats for airline travel? If a cat is on cloud 9 for a few hours, that flight will go by quick.
by TxAg
Fri Jan 16, 2015 7:14 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Options for moving our pets across country
Replies: 47
Views: 2449

Re: Options for moving our pets across country

Don't agree with that advice unless the OP is already an experienced RV traveler - a veteran with a load of RV travel under his belt. It is going to be difficult enough making this cross-country move without adding the stressors of learning the fine points of driving RV for the 1st time. JMO. Yes, ...
by TxAg
Fri Jan 16, 2015 7:13 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Options for moving our pets across country
Replies: 47
Views: 2449

Re: When your spouse isn't quite as frugal as you

Working in the cold builds an appetite. As long as he's making relatively healthy choices, I'd let it slide. A hot meal is a great morale booster.
by TxAg
Thu Jan 15, 2015 8:19 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: When your spouse isn't quite as frugal as you
Replies: 94
Views: 8698

Re: Retirees: Do you work part-time for pay?

This is how part time works where I live in the Coastal Carolinas; You work on a golf course on Monday, a free round for every 4 hours...result tickets for 2 free rounds of golf Tuesday you take your buddy and play golf....result you both play free Wed Your buddy works on a golf course....tickets f...
by TxAg
Wed Jan 14, 2015 6:21 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Retirees: Do you work part-time for pay?
Replies: 58
Views: 4935

Re: Mice in the house

If I found a poisoned rat in my yard, I would bake the neighbor cookies ;)

One less rat.

Between snap traps, my dog, and poison I haven't had any in a while.
by TxAg
Sun Jan 11, 2015 5:38 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Mice in the house
Replies: 86
Views: 5114

Re: Mice in the house

Drop a rat snake in your wall :D
by TxAg
Sat Jan 10, 2015 2:48 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Mice in the house
Replies: 86
Views: 5114

Re: make mortgage payment with a credit card?

Mine won't allow it or I would
by TxAg
Fri Jan 09, 2015 1:16 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: make mortgage payment with a credit card?
Replies: 32
Views: 3848

Re: Selling mineral rights to land?

I haven't read all the replies yet (i will) but living in Texas, $5k seems loooooow.
by TxAg
Thu Jan 08, 2015 9:02 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Selling mineral rights to land?
Replies: 55
Views: 5838

Re: Should heat be left on?

In sustained sub freezing you should never let your heat go below 55 degrees. If we're talking close to zero temps and/or you have an oddball structure with cold spots or poorly placed pipes, it may need to be higher, like over 65. Remember, the temp on the thermostat is only the temperature where ...
by TxAg
Thu Jan 08, 2015 8:54 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Should heat be left on?
Replies: 25
Views: 3350

Re: Thinking about retirement - it's depressing

Volunteer. Work for a non profit. Get a degree in something fun. Learn a new skill or language. Life has so much to offer...sounds like you need a break.
by TxAg
Thu Jan 08, 2015 8:03 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Thinking about retirement - it's depressing
Replies: 80
Views: 8523

Re: Nice couches are pricey, where I can get them for less?

Unfortunately, I think leather is out. There was a nice one at pottery barn that was like sitting in butter but we have pets. At my last house I had some quasi- decent leather stuff that my cat destroyed just by jumping on and off it and I suspect the dogs toe nails would have the same effect. We'r...
by TxAg
Mon Jan 05, 2015 5:29 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Nice couches are pricey, where I can get them for less?
Replies: 62
Views: 10590

Re: Keurig Coffee Makers

My wife has one cup of joe every morning. I have a tea or hot chocolate about once a week when the weather is cool.

It's fast, convenient, and tastes good.
by TxAg
Mon Jan 05, 2015 5:22 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Keurig Coffee Makers
Replies: 37
Views: 2736

Re: [Poll] Is your generation better off than parents' or ki

My parents are better off than their parents. I am better off than my parents (thanks mom and dad). My kids should be better off than me.
by TxAg
Mon Jan 05, 2015 9:39 am
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: [Poll] Is your generation better off than parents' or kids'
Replies: 16
Views: 991

Re: Question for Woodworkers (Ikea furniture mishap)

On a side note, one thing I've learned about Ikea furniture is to add a dab of wood glue every place you tighten a screw. It makes the furniture much more solid and easy to move when need be.
by TxAg
Thu Jan 01, 2015 11:06 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Question for Woodworkers (Ikea furniture mishap)
Replies: 14
Views: 1314

Re: Question for Woodworkers (Ikea furniture mishap)

I've restored a couple old longbows, and frequently read up on techniques the pros use. (I've also built my share of Ikea furniture) You need a glue that is a bit runny so it will get into the crack. If you're careful, super glue will work great....just make sure it doesn't dry in a nanoseconds. Som...
by TxAg
Thu Jan 01, 2015 7:44 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Question for Woodworkers (Ikea furniture mishap)
Replies: 14
Views: 1314

Re: Do any other men here regulalry use skin care products?

My most recent discovery has been Beard Oil. Love the stuff.
by TxAg
Mon Dec 29, 2014 3:41 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Do any other men here regulalry use skin care products?
Replies: 45
Views: 3517

Re: [Purchasing a Bolt-Action] Rifle

It would depend on different factors as previously mentioned. Things like shooting experience, price range, caliber and brand are all pretty specific. How did you decide on .243 as your caliber? I haven't had the opportunity to hunt anywhere outside of Hawaii but from what I understand it is a pret...
by TxAg
Wed Dec 17, 2014 11:11 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: [Purchasing a Bolt-Action] Rifle
Replies: 31
Views: 3563

Re: [Purchasing a Bolt-Action] Rifle

Just for kicks, check out a Marlin lever action 30-30. Lots of fun to shoot and do a great job on deer sized game.
by TxAg
Mon Dec 15, 2014 5:48 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: [Purchasing a Bolt-Action] Rifle
Replies: 31
Views: 3563

Re: Need help with men's exercise clothes please

Don't overlook good underwear...seriously.

I like Exofficio brand underwear.
by TxAg
Mon Dec 15, 2014 5:44 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Need help with men's exercise clothes please
Replies: 55
Views: 3863

Re: [Purchasing a Bolt-Action] Rifle

Do you want a wood stock or synthetic? .243 is a poular and great all around caliber. If you wanted to go a little larger, you could choose a .270 or smaller a .223 My newest rifle is a Weatherby Vanguard S2 in .223. It is a sweet little gun. .223 is legal for deer in TX....may not be in your state....
by TxAg
Mon Dec 15, 2014 7:49 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: [Purchasing a Bolt-Action] Rifle
Replies: 31
Views: 3563

Re: Returning to college at age 32: Help picking a major

I'd probably lean towards accounting, but that's just how my brain works.

At any rate, you should show your friend this thread. It will give him some ideas, act as a motivator, and might spark additional questions.

Congrats to him for making big decision and good luck!
by TxAg
Sun Dec 07, 2014 7:00 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Returning to college at age 32: Help picking a major
Replies: 19
Views: 1255

Re: Zion National Park

If driving in, then you could bring your own gear and go without a guide. Flying in seems to require the services of a guide/rental equipment.

Maybe you could rent equipmnt, but not use a guide?
by TxAg
Sun Dec 07, 2014 10:29 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Zion National Park
Replies: 16
Views: 1221

Re: Am I being cheap? [wedding/engagement ring]

My wife and I are pretty frugal. This was the one thing I didn't mind spending some money on. I know it's a lot of cash for a small little rock, but she wears it every day and it will look as good in 50 yrs as the day I bought it.
by TxAg
Sun Dec 07, 2014 9:15 am
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Am I being cheap? [wedding/engagement ring]
Replies: 192
Views: 9217

Re: Who Paid for the wedding?

About 3 1/2 years ago at 28 and 26, my bride and I paid for our own wedding. My parents paid for the rehearsal dinner, and her parents chipped in for some wine, but we covered 90% of the costs ourselves. We had the say so in what we wanted and didn't want. There is no easy answer to the question.......
by TxAg
Sat Dec 06, 2014 10:23 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Who Paid for the wedding?
Replies: 94
Views: 6698

Re: dryer vent cleaning--your thoughts?

gwe67 wrote:I blow it clean from the inside, using a leaf blower.



Me too.

After 3 years of use, I thought it would be dirty. Nope. Pretty clean still
by TxAg
Wed Nov 26, 2014 7:25 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: dryer vent cleaning--your thoughts?
Replies: 26
Views: 3751

Re: Boglehead Beer

Currently enjoying St. Arnold's Christmas Ale. Yummm

Normally $8.99/6 discounted to $6.99
by TxAg
Wed Nov 26, 2014 7:22 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Boglehead Beer
Replies: 475
Views: 67630

Re: What do you splurge on?

Beer...$40 a case is average. Maple syrup...corn syrup with fake flavors is disgusting. American made pool table and air hockey table for the now finished basement, great fun for our family, my seven year old has gotten remarkably competent at shooting pool in a short period of time. Nothing like s...
by TxAg
Wed Nov 26, 2014 6:21 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What do you splurge on?
Replies: 237
Views: 24403

Re: Girlfriend with a LOT of Student debt.

She may be smart, but is she a poor decision maker? You'll have to deal with that for a lifetime.
by TxAg
Mon Nov 24, 2014 9:07 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Girlfriend with a LOT of Student debt.
Replies: 166
Views: 13773

Re: Girlfriend with a LOT of Student debt.

I was pretty disappointed that she bought the new car. I worked out a nice little spreadsheet on how much she'd save (including gas). for every 5k she didn't spend on a new car, it knocked off about about 100 dollars a month in payments which she could have used to repay students loans. I didn't go...
by TxAg
Mon Nov 24, 2014 2:13 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Girlfriend with a LOT of Student debt.
Replies: 166
Views: 13773

Re: Dog food - how cheap is too cheap?

I'm with you on the omnivore diet, but do you truly advocate a diet high in corn or other grain? I have a couple of answers to this. The first thing is, simply reading the list of ingredients can be very deceptive...this is why I have a problem with a lot of these websites that claim to give advice...
by TxAg
Sun Nov 23, 2014 9:40 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Dog food - how cheap is too cheap?
Replies: 64
Views: 7822

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

We watched Fury last night. I loved it.

We want to see Gone Girl soon....my wife enjoyed the book.
by TxAg
Sun Nov 23, 2014 7:05 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 477
Views: 56332

Re: Dog food - how cheap is too cheap?

I am a veterinarian. Bottom line for me is that every dog is different. Any dog food out there from a reputable manufacturer (that includes the big companies like Purina, Science Diet, etc. as well as the newer "premium" foods from smaller companies) should be nutritionally balanced and, ...
by TxAg
Sat Nov 22, 2014 5:22 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Dog food - how cheap is too cheap?
Replies: 64
Views: 7822

Re: Dog food - how cheap is too cheap?

Kaufmanrider wrote:I go to Tractor Supply and buy Diamond Naturals. No corn, wheat, or soy. Cost is in between Walmart Ol'Roy and high end Blue Buffalo.



Good choice. I forgot to mention Tractor Supply.
by TxAg
Sat Nov 22, 2014 4:30 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Dog food - how cheap is too cheap?
Replies: 64
Views: 7822

Re: Dog food - how cheap is too cheap?

Look at the ingedients...they are listed in order of percentage amount. All the cheap stuff has corn listed first and other grains to follow. Dogs aren't meant to eat that crap. That would be like a human eating McDonald's every day. You can find quality foods at Sam's Club or Costco for a dollar a ...
by TxAg
Sat Nov 22, 2014 4:26 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Dog food - how cheap is too cheap?
Replies: 64
Views: 7822

Re: What do you splurge on?

Hunting isn't cheap these days. I don't need the nicest gun, bow, clothes..and I don't buy into any of the gadgets. Taking an out of state/country trip or paying to lease land is where it all goes.
by TxAg
Fri Nov 21, 2014 11:44 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What do you splurge on?
Replies: 237
Views: 24403

Re: Fitbit, Vivofit, or other?

TradingPlaces wrote:
Pony Ears wrote:Whos has one? Pros and cons?

I'm looking to get one as a Christmas gift, but would like to gather some real world info.


Read amazon reviews.



Yep, do that often, but wouldn't you agree that the average boglehead poster is more informed/intelligent than the average amazon poster?
by TxAg
Fri Nov 21, 2014 8:15 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Fitbit, Vivofit, or other?
Replies: 55
Views: 2786

Re: What temperature for house for long winter absence?

As many have said, turn off the water an open the faucets to drain as much water as possible. There will still be some water in the lines and your waterheater. Leave the faucets open. Heat the house somewhere between 50-60* F
by TxAg
Thu Nov 20, 2014 1:54 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What temperature for house for long winter absence?
Replies: 54
Views: 7534

Re: What to prepare for first baby due next month?

We have a 7 month old (our first) Lots of great info mentioned already. Here are a few things I've found very helpful Rectal thermometer. Cheap and more accurate than the scan type. Nose Frida. Best thing we've found for sucking out snot. Just clean it often. Socks. We inhereited more clothes than ...
by TxAg
Thu Nov 20, 2014 11:09 am
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: What to prepare for first baby due next month?
Replies: 55
Views: 6878

Re: What to prepare for first baby due next month?

We have a 7 month old (our first) Lots of great info mentioned already. Here are a few things I've found very helpful Rectal thermometer. Cheap and more accurate than the scan type. Nose Frida. Best thing we've found for sucking out snot. Just clean it often. Socks. We inhereited more clothes than w...
by TxAg
Thu Nov 20, 2014 8:30 am
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: What to prepare for first baby due next month?
Replies: 55
Views: 6878

Re: Winter Coat

I really like this wool coat on Amazon. Works well for a thin frame if you want something more fashionable than a traditional peacoat or down jacket. The coupon code on thee page brings it down to about 100 bucks. Similar coat in Nordstrom for a lot more. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00BW11SUC...
by TxAg
Wed Nov 19, 2014 8:29 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Winter Coat
Replies: 65
Views: 7591

Re: What were your biggest financial emergencies?

Last summer (2013) we spent $5k replacing our sewer line in our backyard. Totally unexpected.

In October I spent $1500 having two large trees removed after a storm knocked them down (across power lines and the neighbor's house).
by TxAg
Wed Nov 19, 2014 8:23 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: What were your biggest financial emergencies?
Replies: 39
Views: 6052

Re: Poll: How much $ for childcare?

We paid $800 month at a nice place down the street when our daughter was 9 weeks old. This was for the summer only. Once fall arrived, we were able to enroll her at my wife's work (daycare at a church). It is half price for employees and still costs us $750/month. We are happy to do it....it has a s...
by TxAg
Wed Nov 19, 2014 8:20 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Poll: How much $ for childcare?
Replies: 20
Views: 2514

Re: Apple Stores - do they try to be awful?

Well, I'm young, and I don't like Apple stores so it isn't just an "old" thing.

They are too loud and chaotic for me.....but an evil necessity (occasionally).
by TxAg
Tue Nov 18, 2014 7:23 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Apple Stores - do they try to be awful?
Replies: 41
Views: 6272
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