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by Boogieknight
Fri Sep 01, 2017 5:10 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Companies/Brands You Love?
Replies: 156
Views: 9056

Re: Companies/Brands You Love?

Many of the above, plus....

Duluth Trading.
by Boogieknight
Wed Aug 30, 2017 10:58 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Refurbished or New TV?
Replies: 29
Views: 1792

Re: Refurbished or New TV?

OK I checked my records. This is the company that "refurbished" both of the 50" Samsungs I bought. Only reason I know is because I had to make a quick call there for some help. And I got prompt and thorough assistance. Which I suspect is rarely needed but I am thorough. They probably also refurbishe...
by Boogieknight
Wed Aug 30, 2017 10:36 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Refurbished or New TV?
Replies: 29
Views: 1792

Re: Refurbished or New TV?

I skimmed this thread. Despite all the posts you haven't gotten an proper answer. So I'll try.... In the last 12 months I have purchased three refurbished Samsung TVs. Two were 50" 4K smart TVs for $350 (each) or so, normally $600. The other was a 40" 1080P that I paid about $180 for. Normally over ...
by Boogieknight
Thu Jul 27, 2017 8:51 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: I bought a different car and my old bike rack no longer works. How should I transport my bike moving forward?
Replies: 67
Views: 3059

Re: I bought a different car and my old bike rack no longer works. How should I transport my bike moving forward?

Dunno what anyone else said and I'm not gonna take the time to read 44 posts. If it's just your own bike I recommend the Saris Solo. It goes on and off your trunk in a minute, fits easily in the trunk with some spare shock cords, and is reasonably secure when properly installed and the bike is balan...
by Boogieknight
Fri Jul 21, 2017 9:18 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Looking for Mobile MP3 Player, What Do You Use? Why?
Replies: 8
Views: 842

Re: Looking for Mobile MP3 Player, What Do You Use? Why?

OK so I didn't get a lot of input here, that's fine. I installed and am operating Google Play Music and I'm quite happy with it. I does the big stuff (like synching with multiple mobile devices) and the little stuff (like not adding a song to a playlist that already has it without asking) very well....
by Boogieknight
Tue Jul 18, 2017 6:36 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Cellphone nightmare - please help
Replies: 24
Views: 2178

Re: Cellphone nightmare - please help

CDMA phones use the Verizon and Sprint (CDMA) networks. Start there if you get out of your contract and the phone is unlocked. AT&T and T-Mobile are GSM networks and require GSM phones....
by Boogieknight
Tue Jul 18, 2017 6:33 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Question on When to Take Social Security
Replies: 14
Views: 1384

Re: Question on When to Take Social Security

It looks like the other posters have it covered. My understanding is, that as long as your parents don't need the money early, the best strategy is to wait until 70 to claim the larger benefit, and to take the smaller benefit at FRA (age 66). I'm 62 and married, just read the Piper book, and am read...
by Boogieknight
Mon Jul 17, 2017 12:40 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Essential Bike (bicycle) Accessories
Replies: 71
Views: 3934

Re: Essential Bike (bicycle) Accessories

Before I retired I commuted to work 21 miles round trip, in Ohio, for about ten years. Skimmed the prior posts, thinking about my gear.... 1) Fenders. Without them you can't ride on a wet road. 2) Lights front and rear. They are probably required by law. I use two blinkies on back. And I prefer batt...
by Boogieknight
Mon Jul 17, 2017 6:49 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Looking for Mobile MP3 Player, What Do You Use? Why?
Replies: 8
Views: 842

Re: Looking for Mobile MP3 Player, What Do You Use? Why?

Penumbra thanks for the note about iTunes. I think my daughter uses it on her iPhone, so I can give it a spin. I'll check about Android compatibility. And it's funny you mention the Galaxy S4. I love my S5. I can't imagine why anyone would want a phone whose memory cannot be expanded, or battery rep...
by Boogieknight
Sun Jul 16, 2017 9:31 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Looking for Mobile MP3 Player, What Do You Use? Why?
Replies: 8
Views: 842

Re: Looking for Mobile MP3 Player, What Do You Use? Why?

So from your links I'm seeing that one can create playlists, the list and tracks remain in the cloud, but the tracks can also be downloaded to your device and played from there with the playlist remaining in the cloud. Or downloaded to (and played on)multiple devices with just the one instance of th...
by Boogieknight
Sun Jul 16, 2017 7:40 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Looking for Mobile MP3 Player, What Do You Use? Why?
Replies: 8
Views: 842

Looking for Mobile MP3 Player, What Do You Use? Why?

I recently ripped my entire CD collection to MP3. Almost 2000 tracks. I even took the time to tag the tracks that needed help, proper attribution, cover art, etc. I put the MP3s onto my computer, then onto my Android phone, and use an app that came with the phone, a Samsung app, to organize playlist...
by Boogieknight
Sun Jul 16, 2017 1:05 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Is the Total US Stock Market too concentrated?
Replies: 51
Views: 4112

Re: Is the Total US Stock Market too concentrated?

Funny to see this thread. I read it last night and will catch up with the recent posts in a minute. But I wanted to first say, late last week and early the week just ending. I sold 20% of the VTI in 3-4 of my portfolios and used it to buy RSP. RSP is an ETF that is equal-weighted in the S&P 500. 1/5...
by Boogieknight
Thu Jun 15, 2017 8:59 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: 62-Year-Old has a Social Security Question
Replies: 2
Views: 565

Re: 62-Year-Old has a Social Security Question

My wife will receive Social Security from her own work, about 25 years at this point but a few might not qualify as substantial. The monthly Michigan check she has received for about the last ten years, and presumably will continue to receive until her death, is not based on her own work. It is base...
by Boogieknight
Thu Jun 15, 2017 8:15 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: 62-Year-Old has a Social Security Question
Replies: 2
Views: 565

62-Year-Old has a Social Security Question

First time original post here…. I’m 62, wife is 61 and I’m starting to research Social Security. I bought and read the “Get What’s Yours” Kotlikoff et. al. book thinking our situation was very much vanilla, her my full retirement benefit around $2250 month, hers around $1700 a month. We each just cl...