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by island
Wed Jul 01, 2015 9:46 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Tell Me I'm Stupid To Consider Quitting My Job and Moving
Replies: 150
Views: 32949

Re: Tell Me I'm Stupid To Consider Quitting My Job and Moving

BarbK wrote:
I don't think you have the guts to quit!


Haha, what a weird thing to say! What's that, a school yard bully challenge? :twisted:
by island
Wed Jul 01, 2015 3:29 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Money arguments with spouse and how did you resolve
Replies: 64
Views: 6405

Re: Money arguments with spouse and how did you resolve

OP hasn't been back to this tread since 6/23.
Tampaite- What did you decide; did you give 3K to the family member?
by island
Wed Jul 01, 2015 3:19 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Tell Me I'm Stupid To Consider Quitting My Job and Moving
Replies: 150
Views: 32949

Re: Tell Me I'm Stupid To Consider Quitting My Job and Moving

....I don't know if I'm necessarily "resigned," but I do feel somewhat beaten down and it certainly seems---more so over the past few months than in years---that every day I'm mentally exhausted from work. By the end of a work day, there is very little that I want to do other than eat din...
by island
Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:20 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Discover card 2X cash back
Replies: 21
Views: 2835

Re: Discover card 2X cash back

JDot wrote:Thanks for sharing. I wish I would have known sooner. However, I've been with them since 1998 and for the past 6 years or so I have virtually put everything on this card. I'm going to see if they will make an exception.


Please let us know if it works!
by island
Sun Jun 28, 2015 12:54 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Discover card 2X cash back
Replies: 21
Views: 2835

Re: Discover card 2X cash back

Dang another existing customer who missed out on this.
by island
Sat Jun 27, 2015 6:09 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Re-evaluating Managed Portfolio
Replies: 15
Views: 1855

Re: Re-evaluating Managed Portfolio

I'm just curious, why do you have A, B and C shares of the same funds in the same taxable account; what's the purpose of that? Thanks. My guess is as good as yours. Within doing this research on what my 'advisor' has done, I am asking myself the same question. So obviously you jumped in without kno...
by island
Fri Jun 26, 2015 7:05 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Re-evaluating Managed Portfolio
Replies: 15
Views: 1855

Re: Re-evaluating Managed Portfolio

I'm just curious, why do you have A, B and C shares of the same funds in the same taxable account; what's the purpose of that?
Thanks.
by island
Fri Jun 26, 2015 6:40 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Best way to get rid of practically worthless stock
Replies: 33
Views: 3680

Re: Best way to get rid of practically worthless stock

Wow good for you and thanks for the update. We have Lucent stock ( or whatever it is called now) purchased about $1500 worth sometime in the 1990s before it tanked to practically worthless. Didn't know about TLH then, but would like to cash in on the loss now. Don't have the stock certificates. They...
by island
Fri Jun 26, 2015 5:50 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Workplace Instability
Replies: 15
Views: 2203

Re: Workplace Instability

When you took the job did you ask you employees for input on what could be improved? When employees start bailing did you ask for their input? Do you do any push back on upper management or make any case with upper management in support of your staff? If not, them sorry you probably are part of the ...
by island
Fri Jun 26, 2015 1:12 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Marriage, Compatibility, and Investment Assumptions – Am I being reactionary?
Replies: 23
Views: 1851

Re: Marriage, Compatibility, and Investment Assumptions – Am I being reactionary?

My opinion is that you are pathologically risk averse. Please name 3 risky things that you do. Well, let's see. 1. I bike in heavy traffic with my earphones on. Sometimes after a beer or two. 2. My portfolio is overweighed in equities. My equities are overnighted in emerging markets. 3. And for num...
by island
Thu Jun 25, 2015 9:16 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Is it worth aspiring to get more?
Replies: 131
Views: 16569

Re: Is it worth aspiring to get more?

John3754 wrote:.

It seems to me that there are people who work to live and people who live to work, and I think these two groups cannot relate and often talk past each other.


That's a cliche. It's not that black and white. Some of us do exist in the middle.
by island
Thu Jun 25, 2015 12:55 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Just bought a new couch [0% interest on purchase]
Replies: 14
Views: 1199

Re: Just bought a new couch [0% interest on purchase]

Gotta love a deal right? I'd pay it off and be done with it.
by island
Wed Jun 24, 2015 7:36 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Should my husband become a nurse?
Replies: 71
Views: 7246

Re: Should my husband become a nurse?

Yellowbird is MIA since Sat so maybe no longer interested in this discussion.
OT, but find it curious that some people have written "male nurse". Why the need to specify gender? Odd.
A nurse is a nurse an MD is an MD and engineer is an engineer, etc regardless of gender.
by island
Tue Jun 23, 2015 10:51 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Improving Pool Efficiency
Replies: 13
Views: 1193

Re: Improving Pool Efficiency

A pool cover will make a huge difference. We're also in S CA and have had a pool for about 20 years. Had a cover for years that's like bubble wrap. When it finally deteriorated after years of use we bought another probably 5 years ago, but never used it because frankly I'd rather look at the water t...
by island
Tue Jun 23, 2015 10:27 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Money arguments with spouse and how did you resolve
Replies: 64
Views: 6405

Re: Money arguments with spouse and how did you resolve

No money issues here, but if you're not asking for opinions on how to resolve it, what's the point of hearing about how other couples squabble over money in the first place? It's not actionable.
Good luck
by island
Tue Jun 23, 2015 3:49 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 931
Views: 146948

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Monuments Men. Meh, no comparison to the book.
by island
Tue Jun 23, 2015 3:35 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Is it worth aspiring to get more?
Replies: 131
Views: 16569

Re: Is it worth aspiring to get more?

TimeLord wrote: Dying before I can retire really isn't a big deal for me because along the way I have been able to do a lot of wonderful things in my life. If that's what you believe - OK. I truly believe I won't spend on second after I am dead worrying about when I retired or what I did and didn't...
by island
Tue Jun 23, 2015 1:40 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: What was the 2008 crash like in real time?
Replies: 217
Views: 19246

Re: What was the 2008 crash like in real time?

Honestly, I barely paid attention to it. Just kept maxing out my 401K which was probably at least 80% equity mutual funds and didn't change it. Just kept living life as usual, spending, saving the same. It was easy to do because I never looked at my balances. I knew there was a big drop, but beyond ...
by island
Tue Jun 23, 2015 12:42 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Should my husband become a nurse?
Replies: 71
Views: 7246

Re: Should my husband become a nurse?

Wow, I can't imagine working working six or even five 12 hour shifts every week. I can. Its called residency. :mrgreen: Sure, but residency had an ending and you didn't have to continue those hours to significantly increase your salary. :twisted: It also didn't take me 12 years to enter the workfor...
by island
Tue Jun 23, 2015 12:40 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Wedding dress in Hawaii
Replies: 14
Views: 1226

Re: Wedding dress in Hawaii

Rodc wrote:It does not matter what the "locals" do.

It matters only what your son and the bride would prefer. Ask them.


This
by island
Mon Jun 22, 2015 10:45 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Should my husband become a nurse?
Replies: 71
Views: 7246

Re: Should my husband become a nurse?

StormShadow wrote:
EnjoyIt wrote:Wow,
I can't imagine working working six or even five 12 hour shifts every week.

I can. Its called residency. :mrgreen:


Sure, but residency had an ending and you didn't have to continue those hours to significantly increase your salary. :twisted:
by island
Mon Jun 22, 2015 7:34 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Should my husband become a nurse?
Replies: 71
Views: 7246

Re: Should my husband become a nurse?

Cindy it's helpful that you provided more details, the fine print so to speak. People may read your salary and only see dollar signs, gloss over the hard job factor because hey, for THAT salary I can do anything. But whole different story when you see the number of hours Cindy works per week, includ...
by island
Mon Jun 22, 2015 7:31 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Should my husband become a nurse?
Replies: 71
Views: 7246

Re: Should my husband become a nurse?

Error. Duplicate.
by island
Mon Jun 22, 2015 11:38 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Blue Apron
Replies: 63
Views: 6620

Re: Blue Apron

For those of you who can't see the appeal at all, do you work full time, commute, do the food shopping, cooking and cleanup? All of that is time consuming and I hate grocery shopping. So this service appeals because I wouldn't have to plan and shop for some meals. We go out to dinner a lot or get ta...
by island
Mon Jun 22, 2015 11:26 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Blue Apron
Replies: 63
Views: 6620

Re: Blue Apron

OK, so the difference between take-out and Dinner A Fare is that that latter costs more and you have to cook it yourself. And you have to clean up the cooking dishes afterwards, too. Ugh! I'm still waiting for island to inform me of their ZIP code (either in the thread or via a PM), so I can look u...
by island
Sun Jun 21, 2015 2:46 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Blue Apron
Replies: 63
Views: 6620

Re: Blue Apron

Feed 3-4 people for under $10 a healthy balanced meal?? Ok now I think your yanking my chain, but they do everything bigger in TX so I hear. :D You asked for under $10 a meal. I did not state that $10 dish was a healthy balanced meal. I stated it was a dish. So if one mixes 3 to 4 dishes costing un...
by island
Sun Jun 21, 2015 2:29 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Blue Apron
Replies: 63
Views: 6620

Re: Blue Apron

A meal out for less than $10? Where can that be had? Numerous Mexican, Chinese, barbecue places in Texas. Many dishes are under $10 and feed 3 to 4 people. Let me say that Cheesecake Factory and Panera are not such restaurants. Feed 3-4 people for under $10 a healthy balanced meal?? Ok now I think ...
by island
Sun Jun 21, 2015 12:20 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Blue Apron
Replies: 63
Views: 6620

Re: Blue Apron

Blue Apron sounds intriguing but is more expensive than the restaurants that I usually go to for fresh tasty food and take-out It sounds like a good way to learn how to cook, so in a sense, it could be great training for just out of college yuppies. I will pass it on to my kids. Thanks for starting...
by island
Sun Jun 21, 2015 12:31 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Blue Apron
Replies: 63
Views: 6620

Re: Blue Apron

Foodie coworker with adventuresome palate who loves to try new restaurants told me about Blue Apron. She and her husband have had a subscription for a few months and love it. Her opinion is its well priced and portioned and a great way to try new dishes, many she's made again on her own with the inc...
by island
Sat Jun 20, 2015 10:56 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: At what point do bogleheads look at bogleheads.org?
Replies: 15
Views: 2953

Re: At what point do bogleheads look at bogleheads.org?

Random, not a scheduled activity.
by island
Sat Jun 20, 2015 1:53 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Should my husband become a nurse?
Replies: 71
Views: 7246

Re: Should my husband become a nurse?

In my area most RN jobs require a BS especially if inexperienced or fresh out of school and doubt 90K is a starting salary. Sounds like you or he is more focused on the lure of a stable career and decent salary rather than what the career entails. You say his job is easy, but he's willing to work ha...
by island
Sat Jun 20, 2015 1:36 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Can I transfer a mastercard account to a different card?
Replies: 11
Views: 988

Re: Can I transfer a mastercard account to a different card?

I think you'll need to contact your cards customer service dept to definitly answer that question.
by island
Sat Jun 20, 2015 1:06 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Should my husband become a nurse?
Replies: 71
Views: 7246

Re: Should my husband become a nurse?

Almost everything island wrote is true except the pay. The pay is very good. That might be regional though. No I agree, the pay is good and there is job security and the ability for many to move to different specialities and settings, but from the nurses I know from working in healthcare myself for...
by island
Sat Jun 20, 2015 12:57 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Should my husband become a nurse?
Replies: 71
Views: 7246

Re: Should my husband become a nurse?

You haven't supplied enough info to offer much of an opinion for his specific situation. Is it something he's passionate about or just choosing it because he thinks it will be a stable career? If primarialy the latter then skip it. Nursing and careers in many health care fields is hard work and gett...
by island
Sat Jun 20, 2015 12:34 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Your Top 10 Worst Bands/ Musicians and Movies
Replies: 48
Views: 4963

Re: Your Top 10 Worst Bands/ Musicians and Movies

Bad bands? Too many to list or know their names. Someone mentioned Air Supply. Oh yes. I I also hate ABBA , Bob Segar and Rush. That's channel changing, Get me out of hear music. Preening hair bands and most heavy metal. Most 80-90's music is forgettable. Worst movie I can remember seeing in a theat...
by island
Fri Jun 19, 2015 2:51 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Your Top 10 Bands and Top 10 Movies
Replies: 30
Views: 3549

Re: Your Top 10 Bands and Top 10 Movies

I enjoy a lot of movies, few I could watch over and over so can't say I have a top 10.

Music also a fluid list, but artists I can listen to repeatedly when in their prime:
Led Zeppelin
Rolling Stones
U2
The Police
Elvis Costello
CSN & Y
by island
Sun Jun 14, 2015 8:39 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Big Decision to Make
Replies: 55
Views: 7242

Re: Big Decision to Make

Jack FFR1846 wrote:Sounds to me like being paid to be in jail.


Bingo. As a woman no way would I give up my personal freedoms for a bump in pay.
by island
Tue Jun 09, 2015 11:45 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Floor Tiles or Ice Skating Rink?
Replies: 9
Views: 1319

Re: Floor Tiles or Ice Skating Rink?

Can you change the flooring?
by island
Tue Jun 09, 2015 12:46 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Car dealer wants me to compensate for underpayment
Replies: 182
Views: 12622

Re: Car dealer wants me to compensate for underpayment

You signed a contract for a certain amount and agreed to pay it, so pay it. The only scam or ruse I see in this transaction is if you try to spin it that you don't owe the $1500.
by island
Sun Jun 07, 2015 3:38 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Unclaimed property
Replies: 16
Views: 1704

Re: Unclaimed property

Wow, thanks for the link. Sadly no long lost treasure for myself or spouse, but a search on our last names came up with a few hits for close relatives who I know will be happy if it pans out. Before I fill them in, would like to know, did you claim through the Missing Money website? No hidden fees? ...
by island
Sat Jun 06, 2015 9:50 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Confused college kid
Replies: 54
Views: 5153

Re: Confused college kid

Computer science is not an engineering degree and you don't want to be a programmer, so why aren't you in an engineering degree program?
by island
Sat Jun 06, 2015 9:30 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Should we stay or should we go now?
Replies: 23
Views: 3184

Re: Should we stay or should we go now?

Just to clarify, you both have solid job offers for the new area? Both full time employment, expected to be stable...as much as anyone can predict that, and "dream job"-worthy?? We're previous moves all due to your spouse's employment opportunities? Is the new area near where you live now?
by island
Tue Jun 02, 2015 12:13 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Which grocery stores do you shop at and why?
Replies: 93
Views: 6146

Re: Which grocery stores do you shop at and why?

For supermarkets usually Von's (Safeway) because it's the closest to my home. Sometimes Ralph's because it's closest to my office. Costco for the same reasons everyone else does. Occasionally a different chain supermarket, Trader Joes's if I'm in the area or in search of something specific, but I tr...
by island
Mon Jun 01, 2015 9:11 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Recommendations for a Pedometer
Replies: 22
Views: 1620

Re: Recommendations for a Pedometer

Spouse has an Omron, but his new iPhone had an app already loaded and says it it's just as accurate as the Omron, has some other fun features, and doesn't have remember to put it on like the pedometer.
by island
Sun May 31, 2015 1:14 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Pension or Unfair Lump Sum
Replies: 39
Views: 5083

Re: Pension or Unfair Lump Sum

That wasn't just your company, they changed the rules on which benchmark to use to calculate lump sums. See this article : Many traditional defined benefit plans permit retirees to choose to take a single lump sum payment rather than a lifetime monthly annuity. If a lump sum is selected, the intere...
by island
Sat May 30, 2015 12:52 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Can my husband retire yet?
Replies: 110
Views: 13123

Re: Can my husband retire yet?

My husband will go back to work IF he gets his dream job according to him. I think its better if he doesn't work because he is a happier person that way. I"m going to buy YNAB software to track our expenses. I believe we should be able to save about 10% gross income. My husband is a great fath...
by island
Fri May 29, 2015 7:16 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Can my husband retire yet?
Replies: 110
Views: 13123

Re: Can my husband retire yet?

Doesn't want to work, doesn't want to stay home with the kids and sounds like doesn't want to do much of anything else. :oops: Heaven help you and the kids.
by island
Wed May 27, 2015 10:41 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Should I shorten my last name?
Replies: 70
Views: 6397

Re: Should I shorten my last name?

If it's that much of a hassle, do it. To me sounds like it's unique enough that you may be less susceptible to identity theft.
As far as if you ever get married, don't worry about that, your wife may choose to keep her own name regardless. Many of us do.
by island
Mon May 25, 2015 9:44 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Do Bogleheads plan to utilize Independent Living facilities?
Replies: 46
Views: 2328

Re: Do Bogleheads plan to utilize Independent Living facilities?

Drawpoker, teehee, so you agree he's still hitting the high notes because he wants to, not because he has to (which was my original point). How he got rich is irrelevant. But you must watch "Jersey Boys", a really good movie. Yup, not everyone works just for the $ or wants to retire soon ...

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