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Re: Colbert Report

ryuns wrote:Glad Mr Colbert is such success, but will really miss his character from the Report. The way he can leverage that particular into almost a decade of humor without it getting tiresome (at least for this viewer) is amazing. Truly a remarkable satirist.


Completely agree!
by island
Thu Dec 18, 2014 3:32 am
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Colbert Report
Replies: 7
Views: 1696

Re: Helping out family members

I probably didn't write it very clearly. It is my sibling, the one in financial need, that got mad at my Dad for visiting me instead of lending them money. This incident made me a bit more wary of loaning anything to them. It seems to indicate a sense of entitlement that our dad is somehow required...
by island
Thu Dec 18, 2014 3:07 am
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Helping out family members
Replies: 56
Views: 3442

Re: Need help with men's exercise clothes please

Any synthetic sock is better than cotton for exercise; cotton socks are blister-forming machines when combined with moisture (sweat). I started wearing two pair of thin synthetic socks when living (and running) in Hawaii; since I stumbled on that arrangement, I've had virtually no blisters on the b...
by island
Wed Dec 17, 2014 11:14 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Need help with men's exercise clothes please
Replies: 54
Views: 2880

Re: Need help with men's exercise clothes please

Appreciate all the sock info and links. I had no idea the fabric could make such a difference or that synthetic would be the way to go.
He's going to crack up when I tell him where I got advice on his socks and undergarments!
by island
Wed Dec 17, 2014 10:36 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Need help with men's exercise clothes please
Replies: 54
Views: 2880

Re: Helping out family members

If your sibling didn't ask you for money or tell you directly, then who did? A parent or other relative who is reaching out to others to fundraise on your sibling's behalf? No one has asked me yet. But the family keeps mentioning it whenever I speak with them. Some of them told this family member &...
by island
Wed Dec 17, 2014 10:13 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Helping out family members
Replies: 56
Views: 3442

Re: Free course on 1400-1800 art

Thanks for the heads up!
by island
Wed Dec 17, 2014 10:04 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Free course on 1400-1800 art
Replies: 6
Views: 604

Re: Helping out family members

If your sibling didn't ask you for money or tell you directly, then who did? A parent or other relative who is reaching out to others to fundraise on your sibling's behalf?
by island
Wed Dec 17, 2014 9:17 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Helping out family members
Replies: 56
Views: 3442

Re: Need help with men's exercise clothes please

Tell you what. Live with hyperhydroisis then come back to me. Used to wear bandaids over my nipples due to chaffing and bleeding from sweating while running. You've already decided we're crazy, fine. But you have no idea how much these improve quality of life for people that sweat, excercise or liv...
by island
Wed Dec 17, 2014 4:34 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Need help with men's exercise clothes please
Replies: 54
Views: 2880

Re: A perfect profession

And this is new?
by island
Tue Dec 16, 2014 2:19 am
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: A perfect profession
Replies: 58
Views: 5224

Re: Need help with men's exercise clothes please

I must be another guy "in the Dark Ages" -- BUT I plan to stay there! I go to a gym almost every day (for the past 4 years) and in the past year my cotton or cotton-blend T-shirts get soaking wet as well. So what? I shower, change into regular clothes, put the wet T-shirt in the gym bag u...
by island
Tue Dec 16, 2014 2:05 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Need help with men's exercise clothes please
Replies: 54
Views: 2880

Re: Need help with men's exercise clothes please

Wow, you guys are the best! So much info, thank you!! You thought of things I didn't think of and those that I did, but didn't know if I should ask about, like undergarments. That was very helpful too. Appreciate the links so I could see the products some of you mentioned. The washing tips too. No f...
by island
Mon Dec 15, 2014 10:06 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Need help with men's exercise clothes please
Replies: 54
Views: 2880

Need help with men's exercise clothes please

Thinking about getting my husband some new work out wear for christmas and could use your help. At home he'll do so many miles on the treadmill, eliptical and/or bike that his clothes are soaking wet when he gets off. Can actually wring them out. Same when he's out hiking up hill or in the Mts near ...
by island
Mon Dec 15, 2014 4:39 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Need help with men's exercise clothes please
Replies: 54
Views: 2880

Re: Please help. IPad spoiling my Christmas surprises

1. Buy your DH a new iPad for Christmas and keep the one you have for yourself... :D 2. Search on a vendor's Facebook and Twitter pages for discounts to "followers". I found a coupon code for 10% off a pricey leather wallet by searching the vendor's Twitter feed. You don't have to be a cu...
by island
Mon Dec 15, 2014 4:15 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Please help. IPad spoiling my Christmas surprises
Replies: 19
Views: 2495

Re: How much is reasonable to spend on vacation?

Thanks everyone. Solid advice as always. Considering 4 days in NYC over Christmas. Any suggestions on what to do? My wife is a big fan of Broadway :D Have you been to NYC before? It's short notice for the Holiday season so better get cracking. If you've never seen the Radio City Christmas Spectacul...
by island
Sun Dec 14, 2014 10:16 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: How much is reasonable to spend on vacation?
Replies: 30
Views: 2823

Re: Please help. IPad spoiling my Christmas surprises

Thanks for the additional suggestions. So much I have no clue about, but will investigate. I'm hesitant to download stuff until I understand it...just like investing right? :happy I find the more I download or upgrade when my device tells me to, especially on my PC, the worse my computer functions. ...
by island
Sun Dec 14, 2014 9:29 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Please help. IPad spoiling my Christmas surprises
Replies: 19
Views: 2495

Re: Please help. IPad spoiling my Christmas surprises

Private browsing. If using Safari on iPad, select the icon that is composed of two overlapping squares. On the resulting dialog, you will see Private and +. Choose Private. This will give you a new tab that does not use existing cookies and does not retain cookies (or history or pretty much anythin...
by island
Sun Dec 14, 2014 4:16 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Please help. IPad spoiling my Christmas surprises
Replies: 19
Views: 2495

Re: Please help. IPad spoiling my Christmas surprises

stevep001 wrote:1. Use private browsing when searching for gifts.
2. Do some searches for some other items (cars, appliances) to throw Google off the scent.


Private browsing? I'm not familiar. Can you tell me where that setting is? Thanks
by island
Sun Dec 14, 2014 3:16 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Please help. IPad spoiling my Christmas surprises
Replies: 19
Views: 2495

Please help. IPad spoiling my Christmas surprises

Doing a little Christmas shopping online with my iPad. Mostly just surfing for ideas and doing searches on exercise gear for DH and now I'm finding pop up ads showing exact products I've looked at on Sports Authority, Nordstrom, ReI, etc. We share this iPad and would rather that it not expose my few...
by island
Sun Dec 14, 2014 3:10 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Please help. IPad spoiling my Christmas surprises
Replies: 19
Views: 2495

Re: At what age did you find dream job?

Age 56, when I retired. Retirement was always my career goal, and I reached it at 56. I have no desire to ever quit this job. Same. I'm only 28, but have been planning my retirement for at least 10 years. You're only 28 and been planning for retirement for 10 years? I hope you're joking because tha...
by island
Sun Dec 14, 2014 1:35 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: At what age did you find dream job?
Replies: 32
Views: 2558

Re: (Poll) Did you tap into emergency fund in the past 10 ye

I voted 'no' but I don't really keep my Emergency Fund separate from my cash on hand. I haven't had any need to take money out for a large unexpected expense. I have been able to plan for and build up savings for big expenses. Same for us. We've had unexpected things come up, like a significant sla...
by island
Sat Dec 13, 2014 1:15 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: (Poll) Did you tap into emergency fund in the past 10 years?
Replies: 54
Views: 3464

Re: At what age did you find dream job?

What about a choice for never? I imagine for many the "dream job" doesn't exist and assuming there should always be a "dream" job and always being on the hunt for it is why some probably feel so unsatisfied with the careers or jobs they have. It's called "work" for a re...
by island
Sat Dec 13, 2014 12:52 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: At what age did you find dream job?
Replies: 32
Views: 2558

Re: iPad Purchase - Online vs Store

We bought one this time last year and got a deal by using the Discover card. Hate paying retail! New card and got a sign up cash back bonus of $150 if spent $750 in the first 3 months. No problem because buying an iPad, other Xmas gifts and usually charge everything we can and always pay off the bal...
by island
Sat Dec 13, 2014 12:10 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: iPad Purchase - Online vs Store
Replies: 24
Views: 1614

Re: Retirees: Withdrawals by time and amount

Not retired yet, but appreciate this thread because I've wondered about the same question myself.... and also how people decide which pot to tap first if younger than age when one is required to take 401k/IRA distributions.
by island
Thu Dec 11, 2014 3:40 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Retirees: Withdrawals by time and amount
Replies: 36
Views: 3407

Re: How long do grilles last?

Our Barbeque Galore Turbo 5 burner gas (propane) is about 25 years old and here in SoCal it gets a year round workout. Cast iron grates and some other parts were replaced once, but nothing more than usual wear and tear. Starter just died, need to use a lighter so I think it's finally time to replace...
by island
Tue Dec 09, 2014 12:10 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How long do grilles last?
Replies: 26
Views: 2457

Re: Ex-landlord won't return deposit

Don't let the naysayers discourage you. Most states and courts frown upon landlords that deliberately withhold security deposits. Take the deadbeat landlord to small claims court; if he/she wants to ignore the judgment, good luck to them when the unpaid judgment appears on their credit report, etc....
by island
Mon Dec 08, 2014 11:59 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Ex-landlord won't return deposit
Replies: 29
Views: 3127

Re: Who Paid for the wedding?

DH and I both paid for our own wedding. Both were about 27, college grads, graduate school behind me and both employed making our own way. Parents probably would have footed the bill, but that never crossed our mind. That seemed too archaic, too 1950's. It's not like we were 19 year old children. An...
by island
Sun Dec 07, 2014 12:27 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Who Paid for the wedding?
Replies: 94
Views: 6487

Re: Family jewels, kind of.

Am I the only one that is bothered by the entire premise of this scenario? The parents are selling diamonds to their son-in-law? What's next? Are they going to bill him for half the wedding? Is this for a wedding ring? No I felt the same way. I've heard of gifting stones or jewels that have been in...
by island
Sun Dec 07, 2014 12:03 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Family jewels, kind of.
Replies: 44
Views: 3308

Re: Is it safe to leave Laptop in hotel room

I've never had a problem, but assess each situation individually.
by island
Sat Dec 06, 2014 1:18 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Is it safe to leave Laptop in hotel room
Replies: 65
Views: 7090

Re: Youngster talented in science and math

Discover and Popular Science are 2 others I remember, but haven't subscribed to in years so don't know what's the best for a high school kid.
by island
Thu Dec 04, 2014 9:23 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Youngster talented in science and math
Replies: 47
Views: 3276

Re: Where do you shop for groceries?

John3754 wrote:I use all three of these options depending on what I'm buying.

Me too. Need an option to choose more than one.
by island
Thu Dec 04, 2014 9:17 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Where do you shop for groceries?
Replies: 82
Views: 5880

Re: Do you celebrate financial milestones?

No.
We let out a little cheer when we paid off our mortgage several years early, but counting our :moneybag :moneybag , calculating net worth, trying to project when we'll get to x amount, etc? No.
I'm a strong believer in a watched pot never boils. :D
by island
Wed Dec 03, 2014 11:21 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Do you celebrate financial milestones?
Replies: 105
Views: 12076

Re: Giving money to your alma mater: Have to vent

Sorry no one to blame but yourself. Engaging in the conversation, offering excuses just invites the person on the other end to counter. A simple, "No thanks, not interested" would have sufficed. Preceded by an "Excuse me" for the ones that won't take a breath.
Easy.
by island
Wed Dec 03, 2014 10:47 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Giving money to your alma mater: Have to vent
Replies: 166
Views: 16461

Re: Home Improvement Discussion Board / Forum Recommendation

RabbMD wrote:Gardenweb is great.

Completely agree!
by island
Wed Dec 03, 2014 4:37 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Home Improvement Discussion Board / Forum Recommendation
Replies: 8
Views: 1204

Re: A simple coffee maker

If that's all you want save your research time for something else. Just get a basic model 5 or 12 cup Mr Coffee. It will probably cost you less than $25 and can't imagine anything easier to use or clean. DH has probably been using the same one for over 20 years.
by island
Sun Nov 30, 2014 7:25 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: A simple coffee maker
Replies: 38
Views: 3168

Re: Odd Issue with a Best Buy Return

Someone up thread mentioned a clerk should be fired if they every offered cash back. Why would they ever offer cash back?.. Whaaaat, fired? Don't think so. Maybe they offer it for good customer service. Nordstrom routinely asks how you want a return credited and cash is an option even if a gift or n...
by island
Sun Nov 30, 2014 6:09 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Odd Issue with a Best Buy Return
Replies: 59
Views: 5178

Re: Odd Issue with a Best Buy Return

That does sound crazy! I've never had that happen or would anticipate the store would automatically put it back on a credit card without asking especially since neither the giver or receiver was present! I wouldn't wait to see what happens, I'd ask to talk to another manager asap. Show up in person ...
by island
Sat Nov 29, 2014 7:53 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Odd Issue with a Best Buy Return
Replies: 59
Views: 5178

Re: Documentaries to recommend?

Good topic, one I'll be sure to bookmark. Agree with anything by Ken Burns. I like the "American Experience" series on PBS. I recall "Death and the Civil War" was a very interesting episode for me. You can watch some of the past ones online. http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperi...
by island
Sat Nov 29, 2014 7:25 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Documentaries to recommend?
Replies: 86
Views: 6829

Re: Old Company forcing Rollver from 401K to IRA

The plan document probably permits this I thought that if the balance was over 5k the law prohibited a force out unless the plan was being terminated. I think the deal is if over 5K they have to give you time to move it. 60 days, 90 maybe? If under 5K they can cash you out. I don't believe that is ...
by island
Sat Nov 29, 2014 7:04 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Old Company forcing Rollver from 401K to IRA
Replies: 16
Views: 1310

Re: Vacuum Cleaner Suggestions Please

Thanks again. From what I've read here and online I'm leaning toward a Shark. Many reviewers mention how surprised they were by the suction power. Initially thought the Navigator model, but now wonder if the Rotator would be better if I want to vacuum under furniture without moving it. For those of ...
by island
Sat Nov 29, 2014 5:56 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Vacuum Cleaner Suggestions Please
Replies: 17
Views: 2253

Re: How To Invest Your Emergency Fund?

Cash in savings accounts. More than we should at this time.
by island
Sat Nov 29, 2014 4:09 am
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: How To Invest Your Emergency Fund?
Replies: 97
Views: 14176

Re: Backdoor Roth IRA question

Thanks everyone for the help. My Rollover balance is made up entirely of prior 401k accounts, so I believe there is no basis. It looks like the best path forward is to do nothing right now and then next calendar year consider rolling my Rollover IRA into my 401k and then proceed with trying a backd...
by island
Sat Nov 29, 2014 3:23 am
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Backdoor Roth IRA question
Replies: 15
Views: 953

Re: Unbroken!

I loved that book, what an amazing story. I didn't know there was a movie coming out until I read that here. Just looked it up and Angelina Jolie is the director. That was a surprise.
by island
Sat Nov 29, 2014 3:08 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Unbroken!
Replies: 20
Views: 4137

Re: Old Company forcing Rollver from 401K to IRA

placeholder wrote:
Alan S. wrote:The plan document probably permits this

I thought that if the balance was over 5k the law prohibited a force out unless the plan was being terminated.


I think the deal is if over 5K they have to give you time to move it. 60 days, 90 maybe? If under 5K they can cash you out.
by island
Sat Nov 29, 2014 2:51 am
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Old Company forcing Rollver from 401K to IRA
Replies: 16
Views: 1310

Re: Old Company forcing Rollver from 401K to IRA

Yes I think its the company's discretion to allow former employees to remain in their 401K or not. Are you now employed somewhere else and have a new 401K? If so does your new employer allow you to roll your old 401K into your new one? That's a good option if you have decent fund choices. My DH did ...
by island
Sat Nov 29, 2014 2:45 am
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Old Company forcing Rollver from 401K to IRA
Replies: 16
Views: 1310

Re: Being woken up by neighbors above me

Loud music, yelling, construction noise, bouncing a basketball, jumping rope, yes talk to the neighbor. But their normal footsteps bother you? Sorry, I don't think you have anything valid to complain about. The passive aggressive elevator convo where you ask if you're making too much noise is very t...
by island
Fri Nov 28, 2014 12:15 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Being woken up by neighbors above me
Replies: 79
Views: 6294

Re: Vacuum Cleaner Suggestions Please

Thanks everyone! I read some of the previous threads, most not particularly current so your info here is very helpful. I'm not one that goes shopping on Black Friday, but I really need a vacuum so may find a good deal today. I'll let my fingers do the walking on the Internet first though.Thanks again.
by island
Fri Nov 28, 2014 11:04 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Vacuum Cleaner Suggestions Please
Replies: 17
Views: 2253

Vacuum Cleaner Suggestions Please

My vacuum cleaner died, actually the handle broke, and I need a new one. It was a Dirt Devil bagless upright and worked well for us, but seeing a lot of mixed reviews on current models so what to purchase is not as easy a decision as I expected. Anyone have any recommendations for a bagless upright ...
by island
Thu Nov 27, 2014 12:57 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Vacuum Cleaner Suggestions Please
Replies: 17
Views: 2253

Re: 23 year old... Can I afford a Rolex?

3 pages on this, seriously?
by island
Mon Nov 24, 2014 12:54 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: 23 year old... Can I afford a Rolex?
Replies: 167
Views: 13301

Re: Do you use a phone book?

I get them, but only keep the Yellow Pages for the rare occasion I need to find a service I don't have a specific contact for like a plumber, and recently to look for someone who refinished furniture , and to find flooring stores in my area. Big city. Many times internet searches only show a few opt...
by island
Sun Nov 23, 2014 3:53 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Do you use a phone book?
Replies: 51
Views: 2135

Re: Vanguard launches new offering ...

How much are they offering to pay for my advertising services? Oh you mean they want us to PAY them and advertise for FREE.... Yeah, not likely :D Agree. This looks like the junk companies give away for free and I give to the Goodwill. Open an account or hit Flagship status and get some free swag O...
by island
Sun Nov 23, 2014 1:17 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Vanguard launches new offering ... [Vanguard merchandise]
Replies: 115
Views: 12723
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