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by ejvyas
Mon Jul 27, 2015 1:52 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: FIOS Router. Can you use your own?
Replies: 7
Views: 873

Re: FIOS Router. Can you use your own?

Just curious, why would one want to do this? Security? Economy? other? Looks like they are charging him $9.99/month as router rental. FiOS never charged me anything for router. In fact, they asked me to keep it after the service is over and I am not using the same router with Comcast :-) So yes, yo...
by ejvyas
Mon Apr 13, 2015 4:51 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Car Insurance
Replies: 12
Views: 1612

Re: Car Insurance

Since you appear to be in Massachusetts, be sure and include Commerce Insurance with the discount from AAA in your search. For our family, the cost plus AAA membership is a wash with the next cheapest--but at least we get AAA membership which can be helpful. Agree with other comments that you shoul...
by ejvyas
Mon Apr 13, 2015 4:51 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Car Insurance
Replies: 12
Views: 1612

Re: Car Insurance

FuyuKei wrote:not drinking, going to church, being a flying purple people eater, etc...


Are you serious?
by ejvyas
Mon Apr 13, 2015 4:43 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: AT&T Uverse + Roku
Replies: 7
Views: 1767

Re: AT&T Uverse + Roku

DSInvestor wrote:The downside of using the roku or other streaming box while you sleep is that you're consuming internet bandwidth.


How is it a downside?

Does Uverse has data plan restriction? Roku and other streaming devices can sleep or be turned off too isnt it?
by ejvyas
Mon Apr 13, 2015 4:31 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How should I name my home Wi-Fi network?
Replies: 55
Views: 5255

Re: How should I name my home Wi-Fi network?

A true hacker wont care if its Virus, malware or FBI. In fact they would be more interested to crack it

Just any random name would help. I randomly log into the router to check whats connected and the traffic
by ejvyas
Wed Feb 25, 2015 12:20 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What are Costco's best deals?
Replies: 220
Views: 23604

Re: What are Costco's best deals?

I dont have Costco as the wholesale quantity is too large for us and we end up wasting most of it. However, I go with my friend sometimes for 1-2 items and find people circling around the free food counters. So I conclude thats the best deal at Costco :wink:
by ejvyas
Wed Feb 25, 2015 12:12 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Credit Card Rewards (Travel)
Replies: 112
Views: 8192

Re: Credit Card Rewards (Travel)

What is the best resource? Where do I start reading up on this?
by ejvyas
Wed Feb 25, 2015 12:04 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: HSA Account Was Compromised
Replies: 8
Views: 891

Re: HSA Account Was Compromised

Maybe file for an extension? I am sure things will be more clear by Oct
by ejvyas
Wed Feb 18, 2015 3:39 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: CPA doing taxes for first time
Replies: 8
Views: 619

Re: CPA doing taxes for first time

Depends

They will contact you to check the return before you file
OR
They may send the completed return to you
OR
They can file return on your behalf when you authorize
by ejvyas
Sat Jan 24, 2015 9:11 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Wedding Anniversary in Cape Cod
Replies: 40
Views: 3013

Re: Wedding Anniversary in Cape Cod

it will be 60s during the day and 45 at nights. Pretty cold for me to relax. Cape cod is a great place but you need to book soon
by ejvyas
Sat Jan 24, 2015 4:30 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Netflix DVD delivery slowdown?
Replies: 118
Views: 23157

Re: Netflix DVD delivery slowdown?

Cancel account and restart. They throttle heavy users
by ejvyas
Wed Dec 31, 2014 10:25 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Amazon tax refund bonus offer
Replies: 6
Views: 2002

Re: Amazon tax refund bonus offer

I got bonus thru Amazon gift card last year when I filed TT online. I don't think it matters where you purchase TT from but things may have changed in 2015. Not sure
by ejvyas
Tue Nov 25, 2014 11:41 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Strategically not paying medical bills for 90 days for a dis
Replies: 30
Views: 5502

Re: Strategically not paying medical bills for 90 days for a

> No one has offered 50% off Maybe if you were uninsured and billed at the "list" price this would be possible. We all know that the list prices are way more than the insurance companies have negotiated. One of the deeply unfair aspects of our health care system is that those without insu...
by ejvyas
Tue Nov 25, 2014 11:38 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Strategically not paying medical bills for 90 days for a dis
Replies: 30
Views: 5502

Re: Strategically not paying medical bills for 90 days for a

I have received huge bills >$1000 due to my son's medical conditions and I tried my best to get a discount. Called almost 10+ times on various bill but I was unable to get any. They clearly mentioned that this is negotiated insurance rate and they can't do anything about it. The best they could do w...
by ejvyas
Sat Nov 22, 2014 9:32 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Send text messages from PC to Cell Phone
Replies: 25
Views: 3761

Re: Send text messages from PC to Cell Phone

To send a text message via email, you must use a SMS to email gateway. Just substitute a 10-digit cell number for ‘number’ for each carrier below: ■AT&T: number@txt.att.net ■T-Mobile: number@tmomail.net ■Verizon: number@vtext.com ■Sprint: number@messaging.sprintpcs.com or number@pm.sprint.com ■...
by ejvyas
Tue Nov 18, 2014 11:03 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Health Equity HSA--New Passive Plan
Replies: 66
Views: 12173

Re: Health Equity HSA--New Passive Plan

Check out the wiki : http://www.bogleheads.org/wiki/Health_savings_account You may want to take a hard look at your paycheck in that case. Discuss with payroll ? Just some of the sources that seem to contradict the wiki: http://healthsavingsaccount-hsa.com/FAQ.htm "Tax9 Do HSA contributions re...
by ejvyas
Tue Nov 18, 2014 9:33 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Health Equity HSA--New Passive Plan
Replies: 66
Views: 12173

Re: Health Equity HSA--New Passive Plan

I think it depends if your employer is offering payroll deductions and the company option. The payroll tax deduction for SS and Medicare is significant. For transferring, seems HSA bank is a decent consideration due to the brokerage availability. This is the second time I've seen someone say this, ...
by ejvyas
Thu Nov 13, 2014 2:23 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Health Equity HSA--New Passive Plan
Replies: 66
Views: 12173

Re: Health Equity HSA--New Passive Plan

I'm also with HealthEquity and not so happy with their fund choices. I don't see anywhere on their web site where they are offering these VG funds in the future. Since they are using Schwab I wish they would just offer the brokerage option since Schwab has low fee funds. When I ask my benefits they...
by ejvyas
Thu Nov 13, 2014 10:35 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Health Equity HSA--New Passive Plan
Replies: 66
Views: 12173

Re: Health Equity HSA--New Passive Plan

desertgoose wrote:
kafshar1 wrote:They said 10/31 got delayed to 11/12 per the email I received.


I called a while back and got the same information. Does anyone have access to the Investor Choice funds yet? I don't.


Only passive funds I see are MWLDX and APOIX and both are > .50 ER :oops: No Vanguard funds yet!
by ejvyas
Tue Nov 11, 2014 7:05 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Health Equity HSA--New Passive Plan
Replies: 66
Views: 12173

Re: Health Equity HSA--New Passive Plan

Sorry wrong copy/paste. Did they add this???
by ejvyas
Fri Oct 31, 2014 5:27 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Coupons? Do you live by them?
Replies: 66
Views: 4554

Re: Coupons? Do you live by them?

I just go through the normal deal sites if I have time to plan for the event/trip.
by ejvyas
Thu Oct 30, 2014 11:41 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Would you use TurboTax in this scenerio?
Replies: 11
Views: 1078

Re: Would you use TurboTax in this scenerio?

Beware - TT (onine version) has a bug in change of address - 2013 version. So many people faced it and they were unable to fix it.

I was not able to change my address in TT online version. The reps kept saying they see my new address but online and print version show the old address
by ejvyas
Thu Oct 30, 2014 11:38 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Smartphone questions
Replies: 107
Views: 11473

Re: Smartphone questions

This should be a poll..How are you going to compile so much of information! Smartphone and brand is something that everyone is so passionate about
by ejvyas
Mon Oct 27, 2014 9:44 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Health Equity - Investor Choice funds
Replies: 0
Views: 470

Health Equity - Investor Choice funds

Health Equity has does not have a good choice of funds available for HSA account. There were threads on this forum that speculating Vanguard/passive funds would be added in Oct 2014. Here is a video related to that on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OMmhHZdCRHY. I was able to find their pro...
by ejvyas
Thu Oct 23, 2014 11:23 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Apple Pay, Google Wallet, credit, and us
Replies: 108
Views: 11045

Re: Apple Pay, Google Wallet, credit, and us

also - the touch id is useless for some..like me who have bad fingerprints :annoyed
by ejvyas
Sun Oct 19, 2014 8:48 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Upgraded to OS X 10.10 Yosemite
Replies: 38
Views: 5255

Re: Upgraded to OS X 10.10 Yosemite

Stupid Apple again broke my apache. I dont understand why they cant save the old config. Same thing happened in Mavericks too. Waste of time
by ejvyas
Thu Oct 16, 2014 2:02 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Balance Transfer Credit Card 1% fee, no APR for 1 year
Replies: 9
Views: 441

Re: Balance Transfer Credit Card 1% fee, no APR for 1 year

Does that CD have any FDIC kind of insurance?
Factor in transfer to and fro charges


How much do you expect by doing this?
by ejvyas
Wed Sep 17, 2014 2:04 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Health Equity HSA--New Passive Plan
Replies: 66
Views: 12173

Re: Health Equity HSA--New Passive Plan

Looking forward to this. Cant wait to get out of 1.12% ER.
by ejvyas
Tue Aug 12, 2014 1:57 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Your Favorite charity organization...? please
Replies: 91
Views: 5567

Re: Your Favorite charity organization...? please

Asha for Education where I volunteer my time
Salvation Army where I donate stuff that I dont use
by ejvyas
Tue Aug 12, 2014 1:54 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Would you tip this tour guide?
Replies: 22
Views: 2487

Re: Would you tip this tour guide?

I wouldnt tip. I would search the business online and add it to their review. This is not an aircraft where you sit and dont move for hours. They should have arranged for another car or just used this minivan for max 5
by ejvyas
Tue Jul 22, 2014 6:55 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Anyone attend Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Replies: 45
Views: 2951

Re: Anyone attend Worcester Polytechnic Institute

My wife studied at WPI (MS-CS). She got an internship and job offer from the internship company before she graduated. Its a good school and well-known in the area.

But the important part is to keep looking for a job/internship.
by ejvyas
Thu Jun 26, 2014 3:31 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Medical plan and dependent care
Replies: 7
Views: 331

Re: Medical plan and dependent care

I will have a break between jobs (10-15 days). I am pretty sure you can retroactively start Cobra during that period time if you find you need it. Thats awesome! I love this forum! My son was in a similar situation and I suggested he fill out and sign the paperwork and give it to someone to hold in...
by ejvyas
Thu Jun 26, 2014 2:02 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Medical plan and dependent care
Replies: 7
Views: 331

Re: Medical plan and dependent care

user5027 wrote:
ejvyas wrote:I will have a break between jobs (10-15 days).


I am pretty sure you can retroactively start Cobra during that period time if you find you need it.


Thats awesome! I love this forum!
by ejvyas
Thu Jun 26, 2014 1:52 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Medical plan and dependent care
Replies: 7
Views: 331

Re: Medical plan and dependent care

Not sure what penalties you are referring to, but if it is ACA-related, there is no penalty for a gap less than three months. Aah...thanks ! So the only question would be if I am eligible to buy a plan off the MA health connector which has cheaper rates than the COBRA plan offered to me. Again - I ...
by ejvyas
Thu Jun 26, 2014 9:22 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Medical plan and dependent care
Replies: 7
Views: 331

Medical plan and dependent care

I will have a break between jobs (10-15 days). I was planning for medical and dependent care and had the following questions: 1. I checked COBRA prices from the old company and they are 10x what I am paying now while MA health connector is 4x. Am I eligible to apply for the plans on the MA health co...
by ejvyas
Tue Jun 10, 2014 2:17 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: HSA - moving to new company
Replies: 2
Views: 316

HSA - moving to new company

I am leaving a company to work for another company that offers HDHP + HSA. I have already hit 90-10 deductible in current company HDHP plan (lots of kids appointments) and very close to OOPMax. Please confirm the following: 1. If I elect HDHP in new company, I will have to go through a new cycle to ...
by ejvyas
Fri May 02, 2014 10:55 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Car Insurance - Which company do you use?
Replies: 19
Views: 1946

Re: Car Insurance - Which company do you use?

Geico

This should have been a poll
by ejvyas
Tue Apr 15, 2014 1:34 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: HSA cost benefit analysis
Replies: 23
Views: 2471

Re: HSA cost benefit analysis

Have you, yet, personally encountered a situation where you actually had to pay the full deductible? Based on other postings in the forum, I get the impression that people judge, quite correctly, that an economic analysis favors the high deductible plan--they can afford the risk and it is beneficia...
by ejvyas
Thu Apr 10, 2014 11:40 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: KeePass vs LastPass
Replies: 105
Views: 14213

Re: KeePass vs LastPass

Should have used the poll option on this one
by ejvyas
Tue Mar 11, 2014 3:04 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Stopping Junk Mail
Replies: 17
Views: 1913

Re: Stopping Junk Mail

I use PaperKarma and Choice Catalogue but local stores still send me junk offers and coupons that I dont care about. I saw the USPS postman puts these fliers and offers in my mailbox.

Folks - I dont eat pizza everyday. Maybe once in 3-4 months.
by ejvyas
Mon Mar 10, 2014 10:07 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: T-Mobile's response to a weak signal
Replies: 16
Views: 2286

Re: T-Mobile's response to a weak signal

Did you try the T WiFi calling? Unfortunately - there is nothing a customer can do. I had good T signal earlier. Now its weak during the day.
by ejvyas
Mon Mar 10, 2014 10:05 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: AT&T Mobile Users: Check your plans
Replies: 63
Views: 9465

Re: AT&T Mobile Users: Check your plans

By selecting these plans you are moving off contract. The big change would be if you need a new phone ATT wont subsidize it. You will pay full retail price. The rep told me it has no impact on your contract. ATT Alert: Reps are confused. They told my friend if he buys Moto X from Motorola and activ...
by ejvyas
Mon Mar 10, 2014 10:00 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Anti-virus for Mac?
Replies: 80
Views: 4894

Re: Anti-virus for Mac?

For people who claim to have never had a virus: how do you know? Most viruses wouldn't exactly announce themselves. You could easily have a virus for years and never know about it. If I had a virus for years and didn't know it then that's a pretty lame virus. I've had a PC with a virus and I knew i...
by ejvyas
Tue Mar 04, 2014 10:46 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: The Oscars
Replies: 25
Views: 1767

Re: The Oscars

Nothing. I changed the channel in 15 mins
by ejvyas
Thu Feb 13, 2014 9:20 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Re: Billing for annual physicals
Replies: 73
Views: 5929

Re: Billing for annual physicals

Indeed, to be sure it is coded as a physical, one can do what Kevin did: say everything is fine. The problem is that a physical has ZERO value, zero. Except for a review of things that are problematic, the routine exam is worthless except for a blood pressure check annually, a cholesterol value eve...
by ejvyas
Wed Feb 12, 2014 10:50 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: What are you paying for your personal tax prep?
Replies: 28
Views: 1684

Re: What are you paying for your personal tax prep?

I use HnR or TT or TaxAct so ~$50
by ejvyas
Wed Feb 12, 2014 10:49 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Re: Billing for annual physicals
Replies: 73
Views: 5929

Re: Billing for annual physicals

I am using HDHP since the last ~ 3 yrs. I have seen this is increasingly common practice unless you know the doctor or the office personnel. All my friends were charged extra and given lab orders that were diagnostic in nature even after they insisted the doctor to do just basic preventive tests dur...
by ejvyas
Wed Feb 12, 2014 10:32 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Brightspot OR $30/unlimited web/text/100 min. from T-Mobile.
Replies: 26
Views: 4080

Re: Target's Brightspot from T-Mobile.

Thanks, I've actually been researching the $30 option since I posted last night. I'd probably buy a used iphone on http://www.glyde.com , which I learned from another thread on here. Trying to find a way around the 100 minutes, possibly by using an app has been my focus. This page is confusing to m...
by ejvyas
Wed Feb 12, 2014 10:22 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: wash sale
Replies: 6
Views: 348

Re: wash sale

Give him the link to this thread and ask him to register @ Bogleheads :wink:
by ejvyas
Wed Feb 05, 2014 12:40 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: AT&T Mobile Users: Check your plans
Replies: 63
Views: 9465

Re: AT&T Mobile Users: Check your plans

With the ATT plan you're not forced to buy their overpriced phones like the new TMobile plan. I tried to switch to TMobile but they wouldn't let me. TMo forced me to buy two new Galaxy S4 for $1300 and offered only $300 for my two new Galaxy S4! I said no way I'll simply unlock my S4 to use so we'r...

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