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Re: I don't want to upgrade XP just yet, is that ok?

hi, OP here. I wanted to post the components that I bought for my Win7 build. I'm sorry for the delay because I had to spend a couple nights putting it together and one final night for Win7 install and testing. Glad to report no major hiccups. I use my PC daily for web applications, MS Office and Yo...
by thebogledude
Mon Apr 07, 2014 12:47 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: I don't want to upgrade XP just yet, is that ok?
Replies: 86
Views: 7237

Re: Car buying experience. Do I have a case to sue the deal

I don't have experience in legal matters but is the price of the car worth hiring an attorney and taking the dealer to court?
by thebogledude
Mon Mar 24, 2014 12:42 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Car buying experience. Do I have a case to sue the dealer?
Replies: 40
Views: 4663

Re: Do you love your job? What do you do?

currently I'm working on my own internet startup. I'm not sure if it will be a success but in my industry failures are a good thing. The hours are long and can be stressful but the work is very exciting in that you are building something that other people will want to use. I am on the technical side...
by thebogledude
Mon Mar 24, 2014 12:27 am
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Do you love your job? What do you do?
Replies: 134
Views: 11140

Re: Anyone been to Singapore?

don't forget to bring napkins, they have an aversion to napkins in public places.
by thebogledude
Mon Mar 24, 2014 12:03 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Anyone been to Singapore?
Replies: 23
Views: 2101

Re: Amazon Prime Price Increase

I plan on canceling Prime anyway now that Amazon has started collecting sales tax in my state. I expect to shop more locally. My price threshold for Prime is probably around $40 now. +1. I think the states really level the playing field against amazon. This is my first time on Prime, before that I ...
by thebogledude
Sun Mar 23, 2014 11:53 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Amazon Prime Increase
Replies: 185
Views: 9317

Re: Convince me to get a credit card

Use the credit card for its intended purpose which is to build credit history. If you use it as personal credit to borrow against, that's fine if you don't mind paying the high interest rate. There is a 30 day grace period to pay your bill and you have the security the credit card company provides a...
by thebogledude
Sun Mar 23, 2014 11:44 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Can you please convince me to get a credit card?
Replies: 101
Views: 14146

Re: I don't want to upgrade XP just yet, is that ok?

OP here. I wanted to thank everyone who responded and update everyone. Initially, I was going to put off upgrading from XP and wait until Windows 9 comes out but their schedule is too far off (2015). I have decided not to risk it and get upgraded to windows 7 for the time being. Technically speaking...
by thebogledude
Sun Mar 23, 2014 10:32 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: I don't want to upgrade XP just yet, is that ok?
Replies: 86
Views: 7237

Re: I don't want to upgrade XP just yet, is that ok?

I'm the OP. Thank you bogleheads for making me see the light. I was hoping there would be a last ditch effort to save the dying XP but alas, time to upgrade to Win 7.
by thebogledude
Fri Mar 14, 2014 1:11 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: I don't want to upgrade XP just yet, is that ok?
Replies: 86
Views: 7237

Re: Did you retire in your 30s?

Yeah with only a million it would get old. With 100 million though you probably could find ways of entertaining yourself. I can't imagine retiring in my 30s. I was laid off in my 30s and I did the things that retired people do like reading the paper, hanging out at McDonalds all day, watching Golde...
by thebogledude
Fri Mar 14, 2014 12:15 am
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Did you retire in your 30s?
Replies: 55
Views: 5528

Re: I don't want to upgrade XP just yet, is that ok?

"The vast majority of bank ATMs around the world currently run on Windows XP. Come April 8, when Microsoft cuts off support for Windows XP, the vast majority of those bank ATMs will still be running XP." -- ATMs will still run Windows XP . This is quote from USA Today: Even in its final d...
by thebogledude
Thu Mar 13, 2014 10:58 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: I don't want to upgrade XP just yet, is that ok?
Replies: 86
Views: 7237

Re: Did you retire in your 30s?

I can't imagine retiring in my 30s. I was laid off in my 30s and I did the things that retired people do like reading the paper, hanging out at McDonalds all day, watching Golden Girls reruns. Even if I had a million dollars, doing nothing would get old.
by thebogledude
Thu Mar 13, 2014 10:30 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Did you retire in your 30s?
Replies: 55
Views: 5528

I don't want to upgrade XP just yet, is that ok?

I have searched the bogleheads forum regarding holding onto windows XP but aside from the how to upgrade to win 7/8, it has been fruitless. I am technically sufficient so I can handle the upgrade on my own but I am stubborn to upgrade to WIn 7 because it will also require upgrading my computer hardw...
by thebogledude
Thu Mar 13, 2014 10:23 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: I don't want to upgrade XP just yet, is that ok?
Replies: 86
Views: 7237

Re: Blue Cash Everyday Card from American Express Offer

Not quite as sweet of a deal, but Chase just doubled the signup bonus for the Freedom card to 20,000 UR points ($200 statement credit, more value if transferred to airlines via Sapphire Preferred account). Need to spend $500 in 3 months, no annual fee. 5X points in rotating categories each quarter,...
by thebogledude
Wed Dec 04, 2013 1:59 am
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Blue Cash Everyday Card from American Express Offer
Replies: 9
Views: 5390

Re: Retirement Mistakes USA Today article

I think its give and take, that's the way it is with open forums. It's all good.
by thebogledude
Wed Dec 04, 2013 1:52 am
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Retirement Mistakes USA Today article
Replies: 7
Views: 2010

Re: Free Cloud storage

Thanks for the recommendations. My mother just needs a place to keep old pictures and files incase her hard drive dies, virus, fire, etc and doesn't need to routinely back up new files. She has enough Google drive space so I'm going to use that and then will switch to flicker later down the road if...
by thebogledude
Wed Dec 04, 2013 12:04 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Free Cloud storage
Replies: 23
Views: 1704

Re: My first decade as a Boglehead, a retrospective

peterp wrote:They say "there's no such thing as a free lunch" but they're wrong when it comes to the high-quality advice on this forum.


Thanks for the retrospective. I don't consider this forum a free lunch but rather pay it forward.
by thebogledude
Tue Dec 03, 2013 11:55 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: My first decade as a Boglehead, a retrospective
Replies: 24
Views: 4624

Retirement Mistakes USA Today article

This is about the USA Today article titled 7 Big Mistakes To Avoid In First Year Of Retirement . The main mistakes were: 1. Not having a financial or life plan. 2. Overspending 3. Claiming Social Security too early. 4. Being too conservative with investments and not considering inflation. 5. Retirin...
by thebogledude
Tue Dec 03, 2013 11:27 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Retirement Mistakes USA Today article
Replies: 7
Views: 2010

Re: Blue Cash Everyday Card from American Express Offer

scotthal wrote:I just signed up, but the deal I got was for a $250 statement credit after spending $1000 in the first three months.


this promotion is still on their website, I'm not sure how you got the $250 statement credit.
by thebogledude
Tue Dec 03, 2013 11:15 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Blue Cash Everyday Card from American Express Offer
Replies: 9
Views: 5390

Blue Cash Everyday Card from American Express Offer

There is currently an offer for the Blue Cash Everyday Card from American Express. This is the Blue Cash Everyday that has the no annual fee, just to be clear, the Blue Cash Preferred has the $75 annual fee. Here is what the current promotion offers including the cash back benefits of the card: Get ...
by thebogledude
Tue Dec 03, 2013 6:14 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Blue Cash Everyday Card from American Express Offer
Replies: 9
Views: 5390

Re: Warren Buffett: Top 3 investment mistakes to avoid

So in a way he is looking at cash as a way to feel safe the way Bogleheads kind of look at fixed income. I don't believe that's the way he is looking at cash. Buffet is always looking to make an acquisition, this is pretty much well known. In fact, in his annual reports, he says that holding all th...
by thebogledude
Sun Oct 27, 2013 11:52 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Warren Buffett: Top 3 investment mistakes to avoid
Replies: 18
Views: 3860

Re: 34 year old single teacher trying to rebalance 403B and

joe8d wrote:100% 403B.You can always do Stock Index Funds in Taxable,T-IRA and Roth.


I agree with this. 100% 403B Fixed Return Fund. Total Stock Index in Taxable, T-IRA and Roth.
by thebogledude
Mon Sep 30, 2013 1:28 am
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: 34 year old single teacher trying to rebalance 403B and Roth
Replies: 21
Views: 937

Re: preparing children for wealth

I think the popular lesson is to open a savings account for the kids and teach them about saving and the power of compounding interest and then teaching them about stocks and bonds at a later age. At 18, that is when you want them to manage a little money and by 25 that is the proper age for them to...
by thebogledude
Sun Sep 29, 2013 11:08 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: preparing children for wealth
Replies: 52
Views: 6640

Re: Father left my Mother Suddenly, Need advice

If she accepts him back after something like this, she would be telling him that she is willing to be a doormat. Besides, according to the OP, this couple did not split. One abandoned the other without warning. Depends on how the mom feels but the Irish in me would make it so that coming back would...
by thebogledude
Sat Sep 28, 2013 1:47 am
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Father left my Mother Suddenly, Need advice
Replies: 64
Views: 9862

Re: Father left my Mother Suddenly, Need advice

Wilked: You made a statement that carries a lot of weight: Half of savings removed (down to the penny). Your dad is not void of character. Hopefully, your parents will be able to work together for the betterment of everyone. Best wishes. Taylor That just says his father covered his bases and didn't...
by thebogledude
Sat Sep 28, 2013 1:40 am
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Father left my Mother Suddenly, Need advice
Replies: 64
Views: 9862

Re: phone upgrade- 1st smart phone

I purchased the 4s last year. I was surprised Apple decided to keep it in their lineup when they announded the 5s. I don't have any complaints about it, it does everything it's suppose to do. I plan to keep it for a while mainly because it was so expensive. I never used android or galaxy for that ma...
by thebogledude
Sat Sep 28, 2013 1:22 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: phone upgrade- 1st smart phone
Replies: 23
Views: 1164

Re: Bogleheads, how do you search for a job?

I think applying for a job through linkedin is the current trend also I think linkedin provide their analytics for the recruiters. What is difficult will be logistics for interviewing (how will you do a face interview or are they willing to skype?)
by thebogledude
Tue Sep 24, 2013 11:57 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Bogleheads, how do you search for a job?
Replies: 17
Views: 2138

Re: Motley Fool ONE Feedback

I agree that MF has gone down hill since they started promoting their "winning portfolios". When they started (90's?) it was at least interesting and not annoying with the pitches. But, what's to be expected--it takes income of some kind to survive. If that's your bag, they make a good se...
by thebogledude
Tue Sep 24, 2013 11:36 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Motley Fool ONE Feedback
Replies: 19
Views: 2639

Re: Free Wharton MBA Classes

bogledude: Which class did you sign up for? Can you give us a weekly update as to how this class works out for you? I am really interested in this, but not if it is too much to handle. My son is off to college and we are now empty nesters and looking for something to do. Ed MP173, Introduction to F...
by thebogledude
Mon Sep 23, 2013 3:44 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Free Wharton MBA Classes
Replies: 26
Views: 2670

Re: Young Guys Making Good Money

just from paying attention to media and forum, I would say
business owners/entrepreneurs/self employed.
I tend to follow the do what you love and the money will follow mantra (I think that's Buffet's).
I think 60k is what most people say they are happy with earning in a 40 hr/week low stress job.
by thebogledude
Mon Sep 23, 2013 3:39 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Young Guys [and Gals] Making Good Money
Replies: 241
Views: 23448

Re: Free Wharton MBA Classes

Thanks, I saw the word Free and quickly jumped on this thread. Just registered for a free course and then I saw this: What is the coolest thing I'll learn if I take this class? You will not only better understand what people in the business media are talking about, you will also be able to notice wh...
by thebogledude
Sun Sep 22, 2013 9:30 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Free Wharton MBA Classes
Replies: 26
Views: 2670

Re: IPhone 4s vs. 5 vs 5c

I don't think you need to upgrade to keep up with the latest technology. If you can live with 3G data then 4s would be the better value. I just installed ios7 on it and it looks and feels like a new phone. I also prefer the smaller footprint of the 4s since I had upgraded from a flip phone last year...
by thebogledude
Sat Sep 21, 2013 1:31 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: IPhone 4s vs. 5 vs 5c
Replies: 53
Views: 4358

Re: Got fired earlier this week, now the boss wants me back

OP here. He apologized for the method of firing, but reminded me he had counseled me several times, so there was cause for termination - which I'm not disputing, as it really boils down to "You kept on doing what I told you not to do, so I fired you." Hey, it's his practice. I think the q...
by thebogledude
Tue Sep 17, 2013 1:37 am
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Got fired earlier this week, now the boss wants me back
Replies: 123
Views: 11276

Re: Got fired earlier this week, now the boss wants me back

I hardly think my requests are "sticking it to him." The guy needs me back in a big way after his plan to replace me fell through, and after firing me in such a crappy manner - you did read the original post, right? Sorry OP, my mistake, I wasn't implying your requests were "sticking...
by thebogledude
Tue Sep 17, 2013 1:25 am
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Got fired earlier this week, now the boss wants me back
Replies: 123
Views: 11276

Re: Got fired earlier this week, now the boss wants me back

I'm not sure if making a list of demands and sticking it to your boss would be the way to go. Keep in mind, this guy has some clout in your circle and with your career prospects and you did work for him for three years. To answer the OP question, I would go back but on your own terms so that you do ...
by thebogledude
Sun Sep 15, 2013 10:41 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Got fired earlier this week, now the boss wants me back
Replies: 123
Views: 11276

Re: How do you "rent" movies?

I do the RedBox freebie once a month. Hulu to catch up on any cable shows since we cut the cord with cable.
I would say the public library is just as good as blockbuster or any video store.
by thebogledude
Tue Sep 10, 2013 10:24 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How do you "rent" movies?
Replies: 87
Views: 5932

Re: Home PC Upgrade Path (from Win98SE). Yes, it's time.

Here are the requirements for XP home, it looks like it fits with what the OP has: Pentium 233-megahertz (MHz) processor or faster (300 MHz is recommended) At least 64 megabytes (MB) of RAM (128 MB is recommended) At least 1.5 gigabytes (GB) of available space on the hard disk CD-ROM or DVD-ROM driv...
by thebogledude
Tue Sep 10, 2013 9:54 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Home PC Upgrade Path (from Win98SE). Yes, it's time.
Replies: 35
Views: 1982

Re: Home PC Upgrade Path (from Win98SE). Yes, it's time.

In my opinion your best choice right now is Windows 7 Professional 64-bit edition. It's easy to find used or refurbished machines with it installed, it supports all modern software and it'll be many years before they stop supporting it. You could switch entirely to Linux on a newer machine, but you...
by thebogledude
Tue Sep 10, 2013 2:01 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Home PC Upgrade Path (from Win98SE). Yes, it's time.
Replies: 35
Views: 1982

Re: Home PC Upgrade Path (from Win98SE). Yes, it's time.

Excel does not run on Linux and you risk losing your spreadsheets because they are incompatible with Linux. If these are old versions of Excel, they can usually be read easily by OpenOffice's Calc or LibreOffice's Calc. My experience with these office like products including Star Office is that the...
by thebogledude
Tue Sep 10, 2013 10:51 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Home PC Upgrade Path (from Win98SE). Yes, it's time.
Replies: 35
Views: 1982

Re: Home PC Upgrade Path (from Win98SE). Yes, it's time.

I would not recommend solely installing Linux over Win98SE as others suggested, if you want to continue using your version of Excel and win3 records. Excel does not run on Linux and you risk losing your spreadsheets because they are incompatible with Linux. Option #1 which is what you are asking : I...
by thebogledude
Mon Sep 09, 2013 10:32 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Home PC Upgrade Path (from Win98SE). Yes, it's time.
Replies: 35
Views: 1982

Re: Object oriented programming for a high school junior

martim wrote:Thanks for all the replies.

Any recommendation on good fundamentals book programming and/or OOP?


Martim,

Programming books can be expensive $40-$50. The kind that you are looking for should be available online for free.
by thebogledude
Sun Aug 18, 2013 8:45 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Object oriented programming for a high school junior
Replies: 82
Views: 4918

Re: New Car or Drive My Civic to the Ground?

+1 I just went through something similar with a 2001 Honda CR-V. Cost of repairs = 1,800 Trade in value = 3,000 New car = 20,000 Mileage = 130,000 I am keeping it and doing most of the repairs myself. +1 Run it into the ground. Aside from the battery and starter, there's not that much more that can...
by thebogledude
Tue Aug 13, 2013 9:41 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: New Car or Drive My Civic to the Ground?
Replies: 56
Views: 4700

Has anybody used Ebay Buyer Protection?

Ebay offers buyer protection where Ebay reimburses the buyer for purchase price+shipping if the item never arrives. So far everything was shipped as it was suppose to so I have not had to use this feature. Has anyone use the Ebay Buyer Protection feature and what was your experience?
by thebogledude
Tue Aug 13, 2013 9:12 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Has anybody used Ebay Buyer Protection?
Replies: 5
Views: 509

Re: USAA disappoints!

Sally, I commiserate with your experience. I personally do not bank with USAA but I have been on the receiving end of poor customer service at a bank before. Not sure if there is a difference but USAA is not considered a credit union, I believe they are structured as a bank and with that, banks need...
by thebogledude
Mon Aug 12, 2013 10:31 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: USAA disappoints!
Replies: 67
Views: 5654

Re: Amazon return shipping cost estimate BEFORE BUYING

Assuming you had to return to amazon, ups ground shipping for a vacuum cleaner is going to be over $18.
by thebogledude
Sat Aug 10, 2013 9:54 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Amazon return shipping cost estimate BEFORE BUYING
Replies: 14
Views: 3258

Re: POLL: Why do you slice and dice your portfolio?

I'm not sure of tilting is considered slice and dice but I do a tilt to small caps.
by thebogledude
Tue Aug 06, 2013 2:38 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: POLL: Why do you slice and dice your portfolio?
Replies: 30
Views: 2625

Re: Student Loans and the Correct Course of Action

My father is giving me $185/month to apply to any of these loans. Do any of you have advice? I'll answer any questions! Can your dad give you a low interest loan to wipe out the higher interest loans? I find that the only way to chip away at a loan is to pay part of the principal along with the sch...
by thebogledude
Sat Jul 27, 2013 11:07 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Student Loans and the Correct Course of Action
Replies: 44
Views: 2649

Re: lost job - can I retire now

If you are single, do you have to withdraw 35-40K? I would see what the numbers look like at 25K and at 30K.
by thebogledude
Sat Jul 27, 2013 10:54 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: lost job - can I retire now
Replies: 39
Views: 5933

Re: is it worth $30 to upgrade from 10/100 -> 10/100/100 eth

is it worth $30 to upgrade from 10/100 -> 10/100/100 ethernet? I don't think it's worth it. Assuming you're working with video or hd pictures or you're moving large files (videos are the only thing I can think of) 100 mbp/s is still pretty fast. Even if you get the 120mbps plan that others here hav...
by thebogledude
Sat Jul 27, 2013 10:41 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: is it worth $30 to upgrade from 10/100 -> 10/100/100 ethern?
Replies: 12
Views: 898

Re: Lump sum vs car loan pay off

The question is more of the reasonable expected return for the investment versus the loan payoff. Brian I'm not sure what you mean? The principal that you borrow vs. the principal that you invest remains the same. if you can make more investing than you would in paying the interest, why would you p...
by thebogledude
Sat Jul 27, 2013 1:45 am
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Lump sum vs car loan pay off
Replies: 13
Views: 1107
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