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by snyder66
Sat Aug 22, 2015 8:44 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Beach vacation in New England
Replies: 5
Views: 480

Re: Beach vacation in New England

I really don't know enough about them, to give you a more qualified opinion. We are looking for quiet beaches. Our family is not the kind that needs a boardwalk, rides, etc. Just a clean beach that is walkable from our rental. The more affordable, the better.
by snyder66
Sat Aug 22, 2015 7:27 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Any [iPhone] "Apps" you like?
Replies: 66
Views: 7241

Re: Any [iPhone] "Apps" you like?

Shazam
Icasts
by snyder66
Sat Aug 22, 2015 7:21 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Gardening 2015
Replies: 11
Views: 1194

Re: Gardening 2015

Not sure where you are located. But, Is it too late to plant seeds? Zone 6b? Thanks
by snyder66
Sat Aug 22, 2015 7:20 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Beach vacation in New England
Replies: 5
Views: 480

Beach vacation in New England

Not exactly sure where to start. But, We are looking for a change, next year, for our weekly beach vacation. I'm really getting tired of the drive to the NC coast. Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.
by snyder66
Thu Aug 06, 2015 4:41 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Slow Streaming, pinpointing the problem.
Replies: 3
Views: 377

Slow Streaming, pinpointing the problem.

I am having issues streaming Hulu on my Fire Stick. I have a router and Apple Wifi device. Of course, Comcast says everything is good on their end. How do I figure out what is the problem?
by snyder66
Mon Jul 20, 2015 2:27 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Electric Factory?
Replies: 3
Views: 498

Electric Factory?

I know there are some Philly people on the site. My concert just got moved from the Mann to Electric Factory. anyone ever been there? I'm reading widely varying reviews. I really want to go, but if the venue is this bad, I may reconsider. Thanks!
by snyder66
Tue Jun 23, 2015 4:49 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 1049
Views: 176366

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Inside Out. could/Should have been great. Far too dark for my taste.
by snyder66
Sat Jun 20, 2015 12:17 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Laptop Suggestion for Writing
Replies: 12
Views: 1400

Re: Laptop Suggestion for Writing

Thanks for the suggesstion, so far, not looking to get a Chromebook. Everyone in the house has all of their info on a Chromebook. Would a used Mac be sufficient?
by snyder66
Sat Jun 20, 2015 11:53 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Laptop Suggestion for Writing
Replies: 12
Views: 1400

Laptop Suggestion for Writing

Looking for ideas for purchasing a used laptop that will make it easier for me to start writing/blogging again. I really don't need a ton of specs. I'm just looking to obtain my own device to, hopefully, give me more incentive, and privacy, to write again. Thanks
by snyder66
Thu Apr 09, 2015 7:00 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: 401K Through Principal. Best option?
Replies: 5
Views: 487

Re: 401K Through Principal. Best option?

Hard to say until you know the ERs. By 6% match do you mean there is a 1-to-1 match for everything you put in up to 6% of your gross salary?[/quoteYes Yes. From what I can gather, the S$P has an expense ratio of .73 or .6 Sounds like PLFMX. I also have Principal for my employer plan. Do you have ac...
by snyder66
Thu Apr 09, 2015 5:43 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: 401K Through Principal. Best option?
Replies: 5
Views: 487

Re: 401K Through Principal. Best option?

[quote="tludwig23"]Hard to say until you know the ERs.

By 6% match do you mean there is a 1-to-1 match for everything you put in up to 6% of your gross salary?[/quoteYes
Yes. From what I can gather, the S$P has an expense ratio of .73 or .6
by snyder66
Thu Apr 09, 2015 4:52 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: 401K Through Principal. Best option?
Replies: 5
Views: 487

401K Through Principal. Best option?

Just became eligible for my company's 401K. There is a 6% match. So, I'm assuming that the expense fees with be worth getting the match. I'm trying to find the expense ratio of these funds. I'm guessing the S&P will be the best option?
by snyder66
Sun Mar 01, 2015 3:19 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Help me in my impossible search for a used car...
Replies: 8
Views: 1088

Re: Help me in my impossible search for a used car...

Sorry. But, I really just need seating for 5. I just want to make sure the rear seats are large enough for 3 adults, or 3 children. 2 of mine are big enough to sit in the front seats. Just don't see the need for the Mini any longer. Thanks
by snyder66
Sun Mar 01, 2015 1:17 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Help me in my impossible search for a used car...
Replies: 8
Views: 1088

Help me in my impossible search for a used car...

Looking to get rid of my 04 Sienna. It's starting to nickel and dime me, and, frankly, I'm sick of driving a Minivan. I need seating for 3 in the rear seats, the more spacious the better. Looking for and awd or truck. Under $15,000. And, Something interesting. All of these new car look the same to m...
by snyder66
Sat Feb 28, 2015 6:23 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 1049
Views: 176366

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

gkaplan wrote:I just finished watching Beautiful Girls on Netflix. Nice little 1996 film, with a breakout and delightful Natalie Portman performance.



Love this movie!
by snyder66
Fri Feb 27, 2015 5:16 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Need outside advice on new truck
Replies: 23
Views: 1556

Re: Need outside advice on new truck

You asked a dealership for advice on buying a new truck?
by snyder66
Fri Feb 27, 2015 5:15 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Father / Son Deep Sea Fishing Trip
Replies: 21
Views: 1789

Re: Father / Son Deep Sea Fishing Trip

Tarpon fishing in the Keys always looked like a lot of fun.
by snyder66
Wed Feb 25, 2015 5:34 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: TDI Sportwagen, in the snow?
Replies: 7
Views: 1251

TDI Sportwagen, in the snow?

Does anyone own a newer tdi Sportwagen? Just wondering how well they do in the snow. The diesel option does not have awd. Thanks
by snyder66
Sun Feb 08, 2015 5:22 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 1049
Views: 176366

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Boyhood. Very disappointed. I had such high hopes for this film!
by snyder66
Sun Feb 08, 2015 9:14 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Looking for ideas for a romantic getaway
Replies: 31
Views: 2482

Re: Looking for ideas for a romantic getaway

The tickets are points, so, I can only go so far with them..
by snyder66
Sun Feb 08, 2015 7:30 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Looking for ideas for a romantic getaway
Replies: 31
Views: 2482

Looking for ideas for a romantic getaway

Looking to take the wife away for a surprise anniversary getaway. We have 2 free tickets. Looking at possible Mexico, Charleston, or New Orleans. Any other ideas would be great. She loves the beach, but, I think she would be flexible.
by snyder66
Mon Jan 12, 2015 7:45 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Parking in Philly?
Replies: 2
Views: 449

Parking in Philly?

Looking for suggestions for Philly parking. Staying near UPenn, trying to avoid the $40ish parking fee at hotel. Tried to google, only came up with parking for students.
by snyder66
Mon Dec 15, 2014 11:11 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Seeking advice for NYC family trip.
Replies: 6
Views: 398

Seeking advice for NYC family trip.

i would like to take the family to NYC for a day trip or overnight stay. Looking for advice as far as parking as hotel suggestions. We are only 3 hours away. Parking is what scares me.
by snyder66
Sat Dec 13, 2014 6:53 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Terminating Verizon to Page Plus
Replies: 9
Views: 1249

Re: Terminating Verizon to Page Plus

Hey all, So I've had an old Droid phone on Page Plus for about two years now, but desperately need an upgrade. I'm thinking of doing something I would otherwise never do, but I have a grudge against Verizon going back years. Sign onto a 2 year contract at $60/month, get a Galaxy 4 at the contract p...
by snyder66
Wed Dec 10, 2014 6:34 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI
Replies: 955
Views: 189848

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI

Just finished, Reunion, by Hannah Pittard. Loved it! Excellent writer!
by snyder66
Mon Dec 01, 2014 5:30 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: High quality winter sock
Replies: 35
Views: 2587

Re: High quality winter sock

My Costco socks are the reason that I started this thread...They have definitely lasted several years, now they constantly fall down.
by snyder66
Sun Nov 30, 2014 5:45 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 1049
Views: 176366

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Argo: Really enjoyed it!
by snyder66
Sun Nov 30, 2014 5:41 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: High quality winter sock
Replies: 35
Views: 2587

High quality winter sock

Looking for a winter sock that keeps my feet warm and does not fall down.
by snyder66
Fri Nov 28, 2014 4:19 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Unbroken!
Replies: 20
Views: 4455

Unbroken!

Finally finished up this incredible story today. The courage of these heroes never ceases to amaze me. What an incredible life! I just hope that the movie does the story justice.
by snyder66
Mon Nov 24, 2014 8:37 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Boglehead family vacations
Replies: 44
Views: 4688

Re: Boglehead family vacations

No offense, but cruising with kids sounds dreadful. Kids at that age need very little to have fun. A quiet beach, a couple of shovels and buckets...
by snyder66
Sat Nov 22, 2014 6:21 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Laptop/Chromebook recommendation
Replies: 14
Views: 1030

Laptop/Chromebook recommendation

My little 11 year old is an aspiring writer. We would like to purchase a device for her to encourage her writing. What is our best option in a laptop, specifically for writing purposes? Thanks
by snyder66
Sat Nov 22, 2014 6:17 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Fitbit, Vivofit, or other?
Replies: 55
Views: 3321

Re: Tell me about FitBit - is it worth having?

Your bathroom mirror is an excellent health tracker.
by snyder66
Sat Nov 22, 2014 6:16 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Seeking a Cellphone Change
Replies: 20
Views: 2482

Re: Seeking a Cellphone Change

Kitty Wireless. Verizon towers, half the price.
by snyder66
Sat Nov 22, 2014 6:15 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Personal Tips for a New Father to Be
Replies: 31
Views: 4132

Re: Personal Tips for a New Father to Be

Stay Calm. Babies will cry. Your scariest moment in life, me at least, is when you bring your baby home the first time. Read parenting books geared to Dads. You will be ignored in the delivery room, it's not about you. Be there for your wife now. Do whatever your wife tells you during the birthing p...
by snyder66
Sun Oct 19, 2014 4:44 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Is it possible to have a favorite movie
Replies: 82
Views: 4185

Re: Is it possible to have a favorite movie

Yes it is. "Say Anything" for me...
by snyder66
Sat Aug 30, 2014 3:52 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 1049
Views: 176366

Re: What Movie Have You Currently Watched?

How about, Last Good Movie? It's been quite a while for me...
by snyder66
Sat Aug 30, 2014 3:51 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Philly Hotels, with the family
Replies: 15
Views: 1211

Philly Hotels, with the family

Looking for a family friendly Philly hotel suggestion. It would be nice if it were mostly within walking distance to area attractions. Any ideas?
by snyder66
Wed Jul 09, 2014 12:12 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: What finance experts do you follow on Twitter?
Replies: 44
Views: 8950

Re: What finance experts do you follow on Twitter?

If you are not familiar with twitter, Why waste time with the snarky comments? Some people enjoy it and find it useful. You are the same people that respond to a smartphone posting by saying you don't own one. Also, The same people that respond to a luxury care posting by saying you have owned a Hon...
by snyder66
Wed Jul 09, 2014 12:08 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Driving from outside Philly to Florida, with 3 children...
Replies: 22
Views: 2042

Re: Driving from outside Philly to Florida, with 3 children.

We are traveling over Christmas...
by snyder66
Wed Jul 09, 2014 8:12 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Driving from outside Philly to Florida, with 3 children...
Replies: 22
Views: 2042

Re: Driving from outside Philly to Florida, with 3 children.

12, 10, and 7. They are pretty good travelers.
by snyder66
Wed Jul 09, 2014 8:02 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Driving from outside Philly to Florida, with 3 children...
Replies: 22
Views: 2042

Driving from outside Philly to Florida, with 3 children...

Looking for some advice for those who have made this trek. We have been visiting difeerent Florida beach towns over the winter the last couple years. So far, The only idea I have is staying a night in Wilmington, NC. Any towns worth visiting along the way? I think we may end of in the Keys, to insur...
by snyder66
Thu Jun 26, 2014 6:47 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Food Dehydrator: looking for advice
Replies: 6
Views: 546

Food Dehydrator: looking for advice

In the market for a foid dehydrator. Looking for the best bang for my buck. Any ideas?
by snyder66
Mon Jun 23, 2014 4:23 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Soccer - injury time?
Replies: 49
Views: 3560

Re: Soccer - injury time?

So, Why can't they just post the time? Someone knows how much extra time is left?
by snyder66
Tue Jun 17, 2014 9:01 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Calling all Cyclists... [help getting into cycling]
Replies: 71
Views: 6544

Re: Calling all Cyclists... [help getting into cycling]

I'm not looking to spend a ton of money. I would just like to find a more comfortable seat and a better water bottle option. And, Maybe a mirror, so I can see behind me. Other than that...I'm good. Thanks for the advice!
by snyder66
Mon Jun 16, 2014 7:01 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Calling all Cyclists... [help getting into cycling]
Replies: 71
Views: 6544

Calling all Cyclists... [help getting into cycling]

A back injury has put my running career on hold. I'm thinking that is a good thing. Got back on the bike again and I'm really enjoying it. Just looking for any advice, tips, gear, that will make my ride more enjoyable. Not looking to break the bank, just looking to add more joy to my rides.
by snyder66
Thu May 22, 2014 1:48 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Staking Tomatoes
Replies: 20
Views: 1279

Staking Tomatoes

Looking for any advice out here on the above subject. Tried the cages last year and did not like it.
by snyder66
Wed May 21, 2014 5:02 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Convince me to choose a Suburban over a Sequoia
Replies: 64
Views: 6996

Re: Convince me to choose a Suburban over a Sequoia

What about an older Land Cruiser?
by snyder66
Fri May 09, 2014 3:17 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Vacation Pay when leaving a job?
Replies: 16
Views: 1679

Re: Vacation Pay when leaving a job?

You would think if you earned it, it yours...
by snyder66
Fri May 09, 2014 3:10 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Vacation Pay when leaving a job?
Replies: 16
Views: 1679

Vacation Pay when leaving a job?

Is one entitled to vacation pay after leaving a job?
by snyder66
Wed May 07, 2014 5:03 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Article on Amish approach to personal finance
Replies: 12
Views: 2043

Re: Article on Amish approach to personal finance

They also live in a culture when they actually all help each other when needed. Land is passed down from one generation to the next. They usually grown their own food. Don't be mistaken, They are some of the most ruthless business people around!

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