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Re: Sued and won for drycleaner losing suit, suit now found.

LadyGeek wrote:Please stay on-topic. I wouldn't want to see this thread unraveled.

I think we're all somewhat twisted.
by cheese_breath
Sat Mar 28, 2015 9:31 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Sued and won for drycleaner losing suit, suit now found.
Replies: 52
Views: 4936

Re: Sued and won for drycleaner losing suit, suit now found.

... I'm glad you folks can see the humor in this, but I hope the OP doesn't cuff you for it. As for myself, this legal stuff is not my strong suit, and I usually expect this forum to have a more buttoned-down tone, but I just felt the need to vent about this thread before going back to thinking abo...
by cheese_breath
Sat Mar 28, 2015 8:44 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Sued and won for drycleaner losing suit, suit now found.
Replies: 52
Views: 4936

Re: Sued and won for drycleaner losing suit, suit now found.

It's a choice of accepting the judgement or being taken to the cleaners. (Sorry, couldn't wait any longer. You guys are slow. :) ) Just saw this thread. Too late to alter your course now, OP. Collect payment! Your final decision might be hanging by a thread, but don't let this be that thread. Quit ...
by cheese_breath
Sat Mar 28, 2015 3:40 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Sued and won for drycleaner losing suit, suit now found.
Replies: 52
Views: 4936

Re: 'Work from Home' Opportunities..?

Altephor wrote:
Hypersion wrote:If your gf is a good salesperson there is more money, much more money to be made elsewhere.



She actually works in a lab, this is more of a side project for her.

Well more power to her so long as she doesn't get her hopes up looking for easy money.
by cheese_breath
Sat Mar 28, 2015 11:06 am
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: 'Work from Home' Opportunities..?
Replies: 20
Views: 1986

Re: Whats a good multi vitamin?

I take Nature's Way Alive Once Daily Men's 50+ Whether it does me any good is up for debate, but it makes me feel better because my diet is not that much different from Warren Buffett. I know I should eat better, and I do try, but I love what I love. I don't eat as well as I should either and take ...
by cheese_breath
Sat Mar 28, 2015 11:03 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Whats a good multi vitamin?
Replies: 17
Views: 1037

Re: Buying a house to save on taxes?

Since you might move in the next 3 years, wait until then. Second that. Not to mention the time it might take, consider the expenses associated with selling a home compared to whatever tax savings you might get by deducting mortgage interest. There's no hard and fast rule, but some have said it's b...
by cheese_breath
Sat Mar 28, 2015 8:16 am
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Buying a house to save on taxes?
Replies: 14
Views: 1282

Re: Sued and won for drycleaner losing suit, suit now found.

anonyvestor wrote:.... But I would ask the wife if it were her suit.

But make sure she understands there's no way of knowing if and/or who might have worn it while it was 'lost'.
by cheese_breath
Fri Mar 27, 2015 11:40 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Sued and won for drycleaner losing suit, suit now found.
Replies: 52
Views: 4936

Re: Boomer forced to retire (unemployed)

Apologies, but I'm getting more and more confused about your situation and your planning..... I think we convinced her that moving to the Philippines so her husband could retire early while she kept working to support him wasn't a good idea. Also, I seem to recall she recently moved to a lower payi...
by cheese_breath
Fri Mar 27, 2015 10:01 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Boomer forced to retire (unemployed)
Replies: 25
Views: 2695

Re: Sued and won for drycleaner losing suit, suit now found.

LadyGeek wrote:It's a choice of accepting the judgement or being taken to the cleaners.

(Sorry, couldn't wait any longer. You guys are slow. :) )

Aren't you the one who's supposed to keep us on topic? :P
by cheese_breath
Fri Mar 27, 2015 8:35 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Sued and won for drycleaner losing suit, suit now found.
Replies: 52
Views: 4936

Re: Reorganizing credit cards and accounts

... 1a) Locate the physical card ... This one causes me a bit of consternation. Are you implying you don't know where all the cards are? Hopefully that's not the case. But if it is it's questionable if you should have any credit cards. Meh if you have enough cards it is not uncommon to misplace a f...
by cheese_breath
Fri Mar 27, 2015 8:30 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Reorganizing credit cards and accounts
Replies: 11
Views: 931

Re: 'Work from Home' Opportunities..?

FredL wrote:I am not experienced in this. I think Avon is legitimate. I don't know the other two.

As long as there's an actual product being sold it should be legally legitimate.
by cheese_breath
Fri Mar 27, 2015 6:47 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: 'Work from Home' Opportunities..?
Replies: 20
Views: 1986

Re: 'Work from Home' Opportunities..?

... She claims the $100 is the only thing she needs to spend money on. The rest is just selling and collecting commission. And that's the rub. She works her butt off selling, sometimes door to door depending on the product, but she only gets to keep a fraction of the commission. The rest is shared ...
by cheese_breath
Fri Mar 27, 2015 6:43 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: 'Work from Home' Opportunities..?
Replies: 20
Views: 1986

Re: Boomer forced to retire (unemployed)

Agree more information is needed, but here are my knee jerk impressions anyway... 1) He's only 54. It's a little early to decide on when to take social security. It may take awhile to find a job, but don't assume he will be unemployed the next 8 years. Can he possibly find a part-time job in another...
by cheese_breath
Fri Mar 27, 2015 3:34 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Boomer forced to retire (unemployed)
Replies: 25
Views: 2695

Re: Reorganizing credit cards and accounts

Cody wrote:...
1a) Locate the physical card
...

This one causes me a bit of consternation. Are you implying you don't know where all the cards are?

Hopefully that's not the case. But if it is it's questionable if you should have any credit cards.
by cheese_breath
Fri Mar 27, 2015 10:38 am
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Reorganizing credit cards and accounts
Replies: 11
Views: 931

Re: Sued and won for drycleaner losing suit, suit now found.

Gee, what a coincidence. They just found the suit. I wonder how many parties it's been to in the last three months. So today is the appeal deadline. Wait and see if they appeal. If not the judgment is yours, and the suit is theirs. Given their track record I might be concerned with their willingness...
by cheese_breath
Fri Mar 27, 2015 10:02 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Sued and won for drycleaner losing suit, suit now found.
Replies: 52
Views: 4936

Re: New Orleans Destinations

Oak Alley Plantation http://www.oakalleyplantation.com/ about an hour west of NO at Vacherie. Parts of several movies including Interview With a Vampire were filmed here.
by cheese_breath
Thu Mar 26, 2015 3:07 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: New Orleans Destinations
Replies: 21
Views: 1260

Re: Wise move to move some $ to cash before bear market?

I knew I would get these responses. Market timing. But, it sure seems if somebody took out 30% and put it in cash at the right time, he would be sitting pretty. I know, at the right time... Why just 30%? Why not move everything into cash "at the right time''? Because that would be blatant Mark...
by cheese_breath
Thu Mar 26, 2015 2:46 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Wise move to move some $ to cash before bear market?
Replies: 64
Views: 5191

Re: My deployed soldier is coming home!

ShiftF5 wrote:As Mel said please thank your son for his dedication and service. It is much appreciated.

+2
by cheese_breath
Thu Mar 26, 2015 10:37 am
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: My deployed soldier is coming home!
Replies: 22
Views: 2080

Re: My deployed soldier is coming home!

The first piece of advice is to have him put it all in an online savings account or short term CD while you both explore the other options. Don't jump into anything you might regret later.
by cheese_breath
Thu Mar 26, 2015 10:37 am
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: My deployed soldier is coming home!
Replies: 22
Views: 2080

Re: Wise move to move some $ to cash before bear market?

riptide wrote:I knew I would get these responses. Market timing. But, it sure seems if somebody took out 30% and put it in cash at the right time, he would be sitting pretty.
I know, at the right time...

Why just 30%? Why not move everything into cash "at the right time''?
by cheese_breath
Thu Mar 26, 2015 10:32 am
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Wise move to move some $ to cash before bear market?
Replies: 64
Views: 5191

Re: Building a new house. Any recommendations?

- Lots of extra electrical outlets... Especially outside. My house only has one in the back, and anytime I want to do something in the front I have to run an extension cord from the garage. Also if it hasn't already been mentioned a plug for your garage door opener. I had to run an extension cord f...
by cheese_breath
Wed Mar 25, 2015 10:43 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Building a new house. Any recommendations?
Replies: 44
Views: 3388

Re: Building a new house. Any recommendations?

Heated toilet seat for those cold CT mornings? :D
by cheese_breath
Tue Mar 24, 2015 11:19 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Building a new house. Any recommendations?
Replies: 44
Views: 3388

Re: Notice Requirement in Employment Contract

Not a lawyer, but here's my opinion... What could they do and what would they do are two different questions. They could sue him for breach of contract, and then a judge would rule on whether it is enforceable or not and possibly assess penalties. (I can't imaging any penalties would be very big. Ma...
by cheese_breath
Tue Mar 24, 2015 12:25 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Notice Requirement in Employment Contract
Replies: 2
Views: 516

Re: External Hard Drive?

obgraham wrote:Those folks claiming external HD's aren't the way to go: I've had half a dozen of them, zero failures.

I've had two fail over the last 11 years so that's not bad... An Iomega and a Western Digital
by cheese_breath
Mon Mar 23, 2015 10:54 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: External Hard Drive?
Replies: 44
Views: 2307

Re: Budget ?

P_Bennett wrote:Chesse -

Thanks. That's exactly how I do it now. It's labeled that in my budget, and I have a separate online savings account that I direct the money to.

Note. I edited my comment to provide additional clarification just about the same time you were commenting.
by cheese_breath
Mon Mar 23, 2015 10:50 am
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Budget ? [Household budget, how to manage gap in income?]
Replies: 8
Views: 1205

Re: Budget ?

I'd basically do what your proposing except I'd label that line as 'summer savings' to distinguish it from 'real' savings. In effect during the months while your wife's working it is an expense and would have a positive value. During the summer when you're drawing it out it would have a negative val...
by cheese_breath
Mon Mar 23, 2015 10:39 am
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Budget ? [Household budget, how to manage gap in income?]
Replies: 8
Views: 1205

Re: Urgent Care Centers - When should they be used?

I find they're a handy substitute for my primary care doctor when he's so booked up with appointments that I'd have to wait a week to get in. If I have a flu or rash for example I can get a doctor to examine me and write the necessary prescriptions right away. The one's I've used do have diagnostic ...
by cheese_breath
Sun Mar 22, 2015 12:20 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Urgent Care Centers - When should they be used?
Replies: 45
Views: 3621

Re: External Hard Drive?

A possible failing drive isn't the only reason you should do backups. If a virus ever invades your system it's nice to have a system backup made before the virus got in.
by cheese_breath
Sun Mar 22, 2015 12:01 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: External Hard Drive?
Replies: 44
Views: 2307

Re: External Hard Drive?

... Also, if it's Windows, consider downloading the no-cost version of Acronis Drive Monitor which does a decent job of presenting the S.M.A.R.T. status of your internal drive... Can Acronis monitor external drives too? I've never had an internal drive failure, but I have had two external drives fa...
by cheese_breath
Sun Mar 22, 2015 9:31 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: External Hard Drive?
Replies: 44
Views: 2307

Re: External Hard Drive?

Any recommended external HD's? Would a a solid state drive be an option (sorry, don't know much about them)? Thanks again, Ryan Seagate and Western Digital are good brands if you go the external HD route. Be sure to get enough storage capacity to hold multiple backups. I just ordered another Seagat...
by cheese_breath
Sun Mar 22, 2015 8:40 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: External Hard Drive?
Replies: 44
Views: 2307

Re: External Hard Drive?

I use two external hard drives. The primary drive is always connected to my system. I back up my data files daily and the entire system monthly on it. The secondary drive is portable, and I do another monthly backup on it.
by cheese_breath
Sun Mar 22, 2015 8:32 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: External Hard Drive?
Replies: 44
Views: 2307

Re: Lump sum - how to invest it now and sleep at night?

sawhorse wrote:...
Oh, and don't go around broadcasting your windfall. You will become the target of everything from begging friends and relatives to ambulance chaser attorneys to crooks making big promises.

Not to mention relatives you never knew you had.
by cheese_breath
Sat Mar 21, 2015 10:38 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Lump sum - how to invest it now and sleep at night?
Replies: 27
Views: 3190

Re: Splitting a Food Tab on a Combined Birthday Lunch

The other three guys pay a third each. You pay nothing.
by cheese_breath
Sat Mar 21, 2015 10:16 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Splitting a Food Tab on a Combined Birthday Lunch
Replies: 54
Views: 3684

Re: Hearse as daily driver?

And if you can get a couple flags from a funeral parlor you won't have to stop for red lights.
by cheese_breath
Sat Mar 21, 2015 10:12 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Hearse as daily driver?
Replies: 58
Views: 3668

Re: Restaurant tipping

Louis Winthorpe III wrote:
lcs wrote:I'm only 24, and I remember when 10% was considered standard.


I'm quite a bit older than you are, and 10% was never standard.

Maybe I'm older that you Louis because I remember when 10% was standard.
by cheese_breath
Sat Mar 21, 2015 5:12 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Restaurant tipping
Replies: 190
Views: 10631

Re: Lump sum - how to invest it now and sleep at night?

My first answer would have been to invest it according to your AA. After all, you'll probably have about 35-40 years to let it run before you withdraw anything. But since you've ruled that out I guess FDIC insured CDs and bank savings accounts might let you sleep at night, even though you will be lo...
by cheese_breath
Sat Mar 21, 2015 11:30 am
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Lump sum - how to invest it now and sleep at night?
Replies: 27
Views: 3190

Re: Restaurant tipping

... I can't remember anytime I can think of that the service was bad enough to cut the tip. If that were to happen I would send a clear message such as no tip at all... I can. One time. After the waitress left out food the only other time she came near our table was to leave the bill. She spent the...
by cheese_breath
Sat Mar 21, 2015 9:49 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Restaurant tipping
Replies: 190
Views: 10631

Re: Restaurant tipping

I base my tip on the service.
by cheese_breath
Sat Mar 21, 2015 8:25 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Restaurant tipping
Replies: 190
Views: 10631

Re: Purchasing mutual funds

jwelton2 wrote:So you never know the actual price/share what you bought until after the close of trading and after the purchase of a mutual fund).

That's true. But over the course of holding the fund 20-30 years how much difference does it make??
by cheese_breath
Fri Mar 20, 2015 5:43 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Purchasing mutual funds
Replies: 6
Views: 419

Re: Hearse as daily driver?

Does it have a lifetime guarantee?
by cheese_breath
Fri Mar 20, 2015 4:09 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Hearse as daily driver?
Replies: 58
Views: 3668

Re: Why I don't file early

Rainier wrote:Reason #1 to file early: prevent somebody else from filing a claim with your ssn before you.

That. Plus I just like to get it done early and file all my records away so they don't take up desk drawer space.
by cheese_breath
Fri Mar 20, 2015 4:08 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Why I don't file early
Replies: 35
Views: 3362

Re: Hearse as daily driver?

I probably would have when I was younger, but I think I need something a little smaller today. I wonder what kind of gas mileage it gets.
by cheese_breath
Fri Mar 20, 2015 4:04 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Hearse as daily driver?
Replies: 58
Views: 3668

Re: Step callable long term CD for fixed income- pros & cons

Personally I wouldn't want to be locked in to 3% for 9 years and 4% for another 8 years. Are you allowed to get out early? If so, what is the penalty?
by cheese_breath
Fri Mar 20, 2015 3:17 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Step callable long term CD for fixed income- pros & cons?
Replies: 17
Views: 922

Re: Purchasing mutual funds

No. That price only applies to orders submitted before Friday's market close. Anything submitted over the weekend or on Monday would be at the price at Monday's market close.
by cheese_breath
Fri Mar 20, 2015 12:24 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Purchasing mutual funds
Replies: 6
Views: 419

Re: Staying the course

Investing is like a marriage. There are some really good times and some not so good. If you stick with it the good times usually outweigh the bad. But if you don't do your due diligence first you could end up in a bad marriage, or a bad investment.
by cheese_breath
Fri Mar 20, 2015 10:41 am
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Staying the course
Replies: 9
Views: 909

Re: IRA owner's health declined. Should beneficiaries change

Steelersfan wrote: your mother will have the option to disclaim any part of or all of the IRA when that time comes [my bold] I was not aware that one could disclaim "part" of an inheritance. I don't want to hijack the thread, but can you verify this? Just Google "disclaim an inherita...
by cheese_breath
Fri Mar 20, 2015 10:32 am
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: IRA owner's health declined. Should beneficiaries change?
Replies: 27
Views: 1366

Re: Taxable investing "schedule"

Looking at the historical ex-dividend dates for those two funds it appears they are all paid on the 26th of the month or before. So in a taxable account I'd set my deposits for the 27th or later to avoid the possibility of "buying the dividend" every 3rd month.
by cheese_breath
Fri Mar 20, 2015 9:58 am
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Taxable investing "schedule"
Replies: 12
Views: 688

Re: IRA owner's health declined. Should beneficiaries change

.... But to your larger point - I do agree with you. Just reading these few responses have made me view the situation very differently. I haven't brought this up with her and I won't now. I can see all the pitfalls with this and how stressful it would be to give away her retirement funds early. I w...
by cheese_breath
Fri Mar 20, 2015 9:02 am
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: IRA owner's health declined. Should beneficiaries change?
Replies: 27
Views: 1366

Re: Tax pdf - quick type II font?

sambb wrote:My accountant keeps sending me my taxes...

Over the Internet? I sure hope they're encrypted.
by cheese_breath
Thu Mar 19, 2015 9:19 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Tax pdf - quick type II font?
Replies: 5
Views: 332

Re: need new computer

I don't see Chromebook as a shock. It's a little different, but nothing you shouldn't be able to pick up fairly easy. If all you want to do is Email and web surf you really shouldn't care whether it's local on your PC or in the cloud. But there are two areas where you might have to change a little. ...
by cheese_breath
Thu Mar 19, 2015 7:46 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: need new computer
Replies: 13
Views: 1120
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