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by Mrs.Feeley
Tue Jun 20, 2017 10:20 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Liability with dogs, hypothetical
Replies: 67
Views: 2879

Re: Liability with dogs, hypothetical

It's important to remember that with dogs, any kind of dog, you're always liable for any damages they are involved in causing, even if it's on your property and it's not the dog's fault. It's also important to remember that you will always be at the mercy of your insurance company, even if any damag...
by Mrs.Feeley
Sun Jun 18, 2017 5:16 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Best Financial Advice from Dad (in honor of father's day)
Replies: 79
Views: 4788

Re: Best Financial Advice from Dad (in honor of father's day)

Pay off the mortgage as soon as you can. But remember that life is short. Never hesitate to buy a new suit so that your family will be proud of you, take them out to dinner, or take them on a trip.
by Mrs.Feeley
Thu Jun 15, 2017 7:59 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: GE dishwasher rack coating
Replies: 18
Views: 838

Re: GE dishwasher rack coating

GE is well known for gouging on repair parts. That, and their decreased reliability, are why I no longer purchase GE appliances for either my home or rental properties. We stopped buying GE appliances for the same reasons. We have a Kenmore dishwasher with a rack that started rusting on its tips wi...
by Mrs.Feeley
Wed Jun 14, 2017 12:58 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Watch Batteries
Replies: 53
Views: 2271

Re: Watch Batteries

I am told that I can not put a battery in it that lasts longer than a year. My watch battery regularly lasts about five years so I don't understand this statement. I used to buy several watch batteries at a time but found that they gradually discharge by the time I need them so now I just buy one a...
by Mrs.Feeley
Tue Jun 13, 2017 11:55 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Have you canceled cable?
Replies: 91
Views: 5423

Re: Have you canceled cable?

We cut cable 16 years ago. Haven't missed it. At the time the rate had just risen to $72/month. That didn't include Internet or premium channels. So figure we've probably saved $20K over the years. We used to borrow movie DVDs from the library but so often found them heavily scratched up and halfway...
by Mrs.Feeley
Sun Jun 11, 2017 11:14 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: uva/uvb clothing
Replies: 12
Views: 841

Re: uva/uvb clothing

Consumer Reports tested UV-blocking clothing a few years back. They concluded that the Tropicware clothing from LL.Bean and the UV-blocking stuff from Land's End did the best job, and some of the pricey brands fell short. Some subsequent testing showed that certain clothing without advertised built-...
by Mrs.Feeley
Thu Jun 08, 2017 11:19 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: My Wife is having our 5th child. What is an appropriately extravagant push gift?
Replies: 90
Views: 6891

Re: My Wife is having our 5th child. What is an appropriately extravagant push gift?

Why not plant a flowering tree? If you want to be extravagant hire a nursery to plant a more mature tree than the ones at the garden center. Or maybe two or three. Congratulations on the new family member! :beer
by Mrs.Feeley
Thu Jun 08, 2017 10:44 am
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Wisconsin - Madison Meetings - Master Thread
Replies: 100
Views: 23546

Re: Wisconsin - Madison Meetings - Master Thread

Just a reminder that Saturday (day after tomorrow) the Madison Bogleheads will be meeting at Sprecher's at noon.
by Mrs.Feeley
Wed Jun 07, 2017 10:05 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Paint sprayer for outdoor wicker furniture?
Replies: 3
Views: 311

Re: Paint sprayer for outdoor wicker furniture?

For spray-painting I do like Rustoleum but you need to read the reviews on Amazon. There are a few Rustoleum spray paints I've had bad luck with. I would also try to buy paint that's as close in color to the current wicker as possible because it will be impossible to get full coverage of the wicker....
by Mrs.Feeley
Mon Jun 05, 2017 10:54 pm
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Wisconsin - Madison Meetings - Master Thread
Replies: 100
Views: 23546

Re: Wisconsin - Madison Meetings - Master Thread

The Madison-area Bogleheads will be meeting this Saturday, June 10, at noon at Sprecher's Pub on the far west side near Costco's. Join us for fun, good food and lively investing-related discussion. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ In case you misse...
by Mrs.Feeley
Fri Apr 07, 2017 10:31 am
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Wisconsin - Madison Meetings - Master Thread
Replies: 100
Views: 23546

Re: Wisconsin - Madison Meetings - Master Thread

Just a reminder Madison Bogleheads: Join us at our meeting tomorrow morning at Sprecher's. Lawyer Matt Underwood of the Wilson Law Group will be giving a presentation on estate planning, trusts in Wisconsin and other pertinent issues. Like all of our meetings, Bogleheads meetings are free. Your only...
by Mrs.Feeley
Wed Apr 05, 2017 10:18 pm
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Wisconsin - Madison Meetings - Master Thread
Replies: 100
Views: 23546

Re: Wisconsin - Madison Meetings - Master Thread

A reminder to Madison Bogleheads: Join us on Saturday for a presentation and discussion with estate planning attorney Matt Underwood of the Wilson Law Group in Madison. Matt will be giving a presentation on estate planning, trusts in Wisconsin and other pertinent issues. He will be answering questio...
by Mrs.Feeley
Wed Apr 05, 2017 10:15 pm
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Wisconsin - Madison Meetings - Master Thread
Replies: 100
Views: 23546

Re: Wisconsin - Madison Meetings - Master Thread

Agree with BanditKing. I love living in Madison. The people are great, the university offers many opportunities for learning and culture through its superb libraries, plays, concerts and lectures, and the medical center offers excellent medical care. It's also easy to get around town by bus--mostly....
by Mrs.Feeley
Mon Apr 03, 2017 7:55 am
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Wisconsin - Madison Meetings - Master Thread
Replies: 100
Views: 23546

Re: Wisconsin - Madison Meetings - Master Thread

Remember, at our next meeting next Saturday you can ask questions of lawyer Matt Underwood of the Wilson Law Group in Madison. Matt will be giving a presentation on estate planning, trusts in Wisconsin and other pertinent issues at our next luncheon meeting on April 8th. At our last meeting Matt ans...
by Mrs.Feeley
Thu Mar 09, 2017 6:48 am
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Wisconsin - Madison Meetings - Master Thread
Replies: 100
Views: 23546

Re: Wisconsin - Madison Meetings - Master Thread

Lawyer Matt Underwood of the Wilson Law Group in Madison will be giving a presentation on estate planning, trusts in Wisconsin and other pertinent issues at our next luncheon meeting on April 8th. At our last meeting Matt answered members' questions about estate planning and it was a lively discussi...
by Mrs.Feeley
Thu Feb 09, 2017 1:08 am
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Wisconsin - Madison Meetings - Master Thread
Replies: 100
Views: 23546

Re: Wisconsin - Madison Meetings - Master Thread

A reminder: The Madison-area Bogleheads will be meeting this Saturday, Feb. 11, at noon at Sprecher's Pub on the far west side near Costco's. Join us for fun, good food and lively investing-related discussion. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ In ca...
by Mrs.Feeley
Tue Jan 31, 2017 2:09 am
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Wisconsin - Madison Meetings - Master Thread
Replies: 100
Views: 23546

Re: Wisconsin - Madison Meetings - Master Thread

Thank you so much, Peter, for the links! And thank you (quite belatedly) for speaking at our last meeting and sharing your wisdom! :beer The next Madison-area Bogleheads meeting will be on Saturday, February 11th, at noon, at our usual hang-out, the front room at Sprecher's Pub on John Q. Hammonds D...
by Mrs.Feeley
Fri Dec 09, 2016 9:25 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Frying pan recommendations
Replies: 53
Views: 3667

Re: Frying pan recommendations

I'm the cook in our house and have 7 cast iron pieces. I think I bought 3 of them new and the others I found at thrift stores or church yard sales. I do use them on my glass-top stove as well as my Weber Kettle. I guess folks give up on them or the heirs want no part of them. Also cherish my Americ...
by Mrs.Feeley
Fri Dec 09, 2016 12:05 pm
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Wisconsin - Madison Meetings - Master Thread
Replies: 100
Views: 23546

Re: Wisconsin - Madison Meetings - Master Thread

You may remember me, I was in Madison for your first meeting a few years ago. I may be able to attend this session as I will be in town for my Grandson's birthday. If you want to talk a little about organization I'd be happy to bring some materials we use in the Twin Cities. You may have progressed...
by Mrs.Feeley
Fri Dec 09, 2016 1:51 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI
Replies: 2366
Views: 719174

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI

"My Journey at the Nuclear Brink" by William J. Perry (Stanford Security Studies, 2015). Memoir chronicling Perry's journey from Silicon Valley entrepreneur designing surveillance technology to track the Soviet's nuclear arsenal to undersecretary of R&D in the Defense Dept. during the ...
by Mrs.Feeley
Thu Dec 08, 2016 11:05 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Frying pan recommendations
Replies: 53
Views: 3667

Re: Frying pan recommendations

by Mrs.Feeley
Thu Dec 08, 2016 10:16 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Amazon Prime Getting Stingy?
Replies: 90
Views: 12181

Re: Amazon Prime Getting Stingy?

Not sure about stingy, but their package delivery on-time metrics are falling off in my book. I'm a Prime member and I paid an extra $20 on top of Prime for 1 day delivery of an auto part I needed. Since it was not delivered on the day promised, a Friday, I lost the entire weekend to use that item ...
by Mrs.Feeley
Wed Dec 07, 2016 9:48 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Amazon Prime Getting Stingy?
Replies: 90
Views: 12181

Re: Amazon Prime Getting Stingy?

About two months ago I ordered an item with 2-day Prime shipping. I really did need the item in two days. The Amazon screen said something like "Select 2-day shipping and receive item by Thursday." Thursday came and the item hadn't even shipped. I called Amazon customer service. I got some...
by Mrs.Feeley
Wed Dec 07, 2016 1:24 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Where to purchase tea
Replies: 13
Views: 1533

Re: Where to purchase tea

Another Boglehead recommended to me Mountain Rose Herbs, and I enjoy their teas very much:
https://www.mountainroseherbs.com/catalog/teas
The Ancient Forest and Assam teas are especially good.
by Mrs.Feeley
Tue Dec 06, 2016 12:20 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What IS this? Salad tongs for elves?
Replies: 61
Views: 7201

Re: What IS this? Salad tongs for elves?

I have no idea if it is indeed a skirt/dress holder... But in my grandmothers kitchen, in rural America, in the seventies, there was one on either side of the kitchen sink. Screwed into the cabinet face. She hung "tea towels" or wash rags on them. We have a winner! A possibly re-purposed ...
by Mrs.Feeley
Tue Dec 06, 2016 12:17 am
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Wisconsin - Madison Meetings - Master Thread
Replies: 100
Views: 23546

Re: Wisconsin - Madison Meetings - Master Thread

Take a break from the holiday madness to join the Madison, WI Bogleheads for investing discussion this... Saturday, December 10, 2016, Noon at Sprecher's That's Sprecher's Pub on the far west side at 1262 John Q. Hammons Dr. near Costco, west of the Beltline All topics are open for discussion. From ...
by Mrs.Feeley
Fri Nov 25, 2016 4:59 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What IS this? Salad tongs for elves?
Replies: 61
Views: 7201

Re: What IS this? Salad tongs for elves?

How about putting the purse and the skirt lifter together in an enclosed frame, then they're a "display picture," no dust, etc. That's a great idea. The reason I haven't put the purse in a frame is that the ornate metal frame on the purse and the big clip is silver and it tarnishes. It wo...
by Mrs.Feeley
Fri Nov 25, 2016 12:04 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What IS this? Salad tongs for elves?
Replies: 61
Views: 7201

Re: What IS this? Salad tongs for elves?

WOW! Mystery solved indeed. Thank you CFM300! And Mouses and the other Bogleheads who've responded. It probably is indeed a clamp to hold up a woman's long skirt while biking. . . . Thanks all! This is great! I actually have a Victorian lady's bicycling purse hanging on a chatelaine on the wall. So...
by Mrs.Feeley
Thu Nov 24, 2016 11:12 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What IS this? Salad tongs for elves?
Replies: 61
Views: 7201

Re: What IS this? Salad tongs for elves?

What does a Victorian Lady's bicycling purse look like? :confused RM The bicycling purse had a large clip on the top so that one could hang it from one's belt while cycling. As in... http://www.ebay.com/itm/Victorian-Repousse-German-Silver-Cut-Steel-Beaded-Chatelaine-Purse-/192031833316?hash=item2c...
by Mrs.Feeley
Thu Nov 24, 2016 10:15 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What IS this? Salad tongs for elves?
Replies: 61
Views: 7201

Re: What IS this? Salad tongs for elves?

Resembles a crudely made Victorian skirt lifter or dress holder. http://dandyhorsemagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/Skirt-Lifter-1_7_Early_SL_4.jpg http://dandyhorsemagazine.com/blog/2012/01/03/from-the-days-of-the-dandyhorse-the-skirt-lifter/ https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/5c/2e/4...
by Mrs.Feeley
Thu Nov 24, 2016 7:20 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What IS this? Salad tongs for elves?
Replies: 61
Views: 7201

Re: What IS this? Salad tongs for elves?

Maybe a curtain ring clamp, something like the following, but with the wooden ring part missing? http://www.deltaangelgroup.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/curtain-rings1-322x220.jpg Yeah! The piece seems heavy to have been screwed into a curtain ring but maybe it was used to fasten some sort of ind...
by Mrs.Feeley
Thu Nov 24, 2016 7:01 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What IS this? Salad tongs for elves?
Replies: 61
Views: 7201

Re: What IS this? Salad tongs for elves?

I considered drapery hardware too, but I had a hard time coming up with what purpose the hardware would serve. Since it was found in a closet I still think the mothball holder theory is the best. I was thinking a drapery tieback, but it is much more "industrial strength" than ones I've se...
by Mrs.Feeley
Thu Nov 24, 2016 6:21 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What IS this? Salad tongs for elves?
Replies: 61
Views: 7201

Re: What IS this? Salad tongs for elves?

I considered drapery hardware too, but I had a hard time coming up with what purpose the hardware would serve. Since it was found in a closet I still think the mothball holder theory is the best. I was thinking a drapery tieback, but it is much more "industrial strength" than ones I've se...
by Mrs.Feeley
Thu Nov 24, 2016 6:16 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What IS this? Salad tongs for elves?
Replies: 61
Views: 7201

Re: What IS this? Salad tongs for elves?

The tapestry or quilt hanger theory is a good possibility. But aren't quilts and tapestry usually hung on rods or dowels so that they hang evenly? Also the eye screw is less than a 1/2 inch in length, not long enough to screw into a wall stud. You could screw it only into the wallboard. Anything tha...
by Mrs.Feeley
Thu Nov 24, 2016 2:47 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What IS this? Salad tongs for elves?
Replies: 61
Views: 7201

Re: What IS this? Salad tongs for elves?

My suggestion is to take another photo of it but on a plain, white background without the ruler or any other objects included. Then post the pic on the web and search google for the pic and see what you come up with. I tried right-clicking on the one you posted to search google images but it came u...
by Mrs.Feeley
Thu Nov 24, 2016 1:48 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What IS this? Salad tongs for elves?
Replies: 61
Views: 7201

Re: What IS this? Salad tongs for elves?

I might vote for a "mothball holder". Now that is a very good possibility! You'd screw this to a closet wall or door jam, insert a mothball between the clamps, tighten it. The clamshell clamps look to be just the right size to hold a mothball. I did Google "antique mothball holder&qu...
by Mrs.Feeley
Thu Nov 24, 2016 12:24 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What IS this? Salad tongs for elves?
Replies: 61
Views: 7201

What IS this? Salad tongs for elves?

This object was found in our house when we moved here years ago. I believe it was originally found on a shelf in the circuit closet in the garage. It seems to keep resurfacing in drawers, toolboxes, etc. We have not been able to figure out what it is. It has an eye screw which looks like it was perm...
by Mrs.Feeley
Mon Nov 21, 2016 3:47 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Anyone Have Experience With Filing Complaint With FDA?
Replies: 22
Views: 3066

Re: Anyone Have Experience With Filing Complaint With FDA?

You might file a complaint with the Wisconsin Dept. of Agriculture, Trade & Consumer Protection: https://datcp.wi.gov/Pages/Programs_Services/FileConsumerComplaint.aspx Sometimes they follow up and take action, sometimes not. My understanding is that F&S does not buy pet meds directly from p...
by Mrs.Feeley
Sat Oct 29, 2016 1:10 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Amazon Prime Pantry
Replies: 23
Views: 2819

Re: Amazon Prime Pantry

As a Prime subscriber I occasionally get a $5.99 Prime Pantry credit. I pair that with the monthly code for free shipping if you buy five items from a selected list. I make a game of it and see how much food I can get for under $10. Otherwise I haven't found much purpose for Prime Pantry as it's mos...
by Mrs.Feeley
Sat Oct 08, 2016 5:26 am
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Wisconsin - Madison Meetings - Master Thread
Replies: 100
Views: 23546

Re: Wisconsin - Madison Meetings - Master Thread

A reminder: today (Saturday, Oct. 8) is our bi-monthly meet-up at Sprecher's Pub on John Q Hammond Drive, on the far west side near Costco. Join us at noon for lunch, fun, and conversation with lots of great Madison Bogleheads. See you there! Remember: the Madison Bogleheads meet the second Saturday...
by Mrs.Feeley
Mon Oct 03, 2016 10:17 pm
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Wisconsin - Madison Meetings - Master Thread
Replies: 100
Views: 23546

Re: Wisconsin - Madison Meetings - Master Thread

I didn't realize there was a regular Bogleheads meetup in Madison! I will try to make it on Saturday! You won't be disappointed. We have a good group of people and meet-ups are always lots of fun. If you'd like to be added to our Google Group and receive e-mails about upcoming meetings drop me a PM...
by Mrs.Feeley
Sun Oct 02, 2016 11:18 pm
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Wisconsin - Madison Meetings - Master Thread
Replies: 100
Views: 23546

Re: Wisconsin - Madison Meetings - Master Thread

Don't forget Madisonites: next Saturday, Oct. 8, is our bi-monthly meet-up at Sprecher's Pub on John Q Hammond Drive, on the far west side near Costco. Join us at noon for lunch, fun, and conversation with lots of great Madison Bogleheads. See you there! Remember: the Madison Bogleheads meet the sec...
by Mrs.Feeley
Sun Aug 28, 2016 11:57 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Buying house near church
Replies: 68
Views: 6515

Re: Buying house near church

There are three churches in our neighborhood. All different denominations. They're busy places. Every day of the week. They all run day care centers, bible schools, some kindergarten classes. They all have evening events. They also rent out their school rooms/halls to other organizations for regular...
by Mrs.Feeley
Tue Aug 23, 2016 12:21 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Eyeglasses Problem - how to fix? Any Opticians Out There?
Replies: 30
Views: 3053

Re: Eyeglasses Problem - how to fix?

The fact that the optician didn't ask you what type of lenses you wanted and simply ordered for you progressive, polycarbonate is incompetence. They are supposed to carefully go through each lens option and explain the choices to you. Sounds like this tech was too lazy to do that. In my many years o...
by Mrs.Feeley
Tue Aug 16, 2016 4:23 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Where to report IRS impersonation scams
Replies: 26
Views: 2187

Re: Where to report IRS impersonation scams

From our local news: "Sheriff Gets Fake IRS Call, Gets Scammer to Confess" http://www.channel3000.com/news/Sheriff-gets-fake-IRS-call-gets-scammer-to-confess/39531198 But it doesn't sound like he bothered to report the fake IRS call to anyone. Nor did he recommend that those who receive th...
by Mrs.Feeley
Fri Aug 12, 2016 9:45 pm
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Wisconsin - Madison Meetings - Master Thread
Replies: 100
Views: 23546

Re: Wisconsin - Madison Meetings - Master Thread

Don't forget, tomorrow is the August meeting of the Madison (WI) Bogleheads. Noon on Saturday at Sprecher's Pub at 1262 John Q Hammons Dr. on Madison's far west side near Costco's. Join us for good conversation, good food, good times. See you there!
by Mrs.Feeley
Wed Aug 10, 2016 5:27 am
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Wisconsin - Madison Meetings - Master Thread
Replies: 100
Views: 23546

Re: Wisconsin - Madison Meetings - Master Thread

Join the Madison Bogleheads this Saturday, Aug. 13, for our late summer meeting. Bring your friends and family. Bring your investing questions too. Others are sure to be able to provide good advice. Good conversation, good food. Noon at Sprecher's Pub on John Q Hammond Dr. on the far west side near ...
by Mrs.Feeley
Tue Aug 02, 2016 5:28 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Should I flip my neighbor's house to save the neighborhood?
Replies: 72
Views: 7683

Re: Should I flip my neighbor's house to save the neighborhood?

As someone else aptly said: Danger Will Robinson, Danger! House flippers are extremely competitive and aggressive when it comes to nosing out properties to flip. If one hasn't grabbed the property by now there are good reasons why. My mom owns a house in a very desirable area with the sort of mid-ce...
by Mrs.Feeley
Mon Aug 01, 2016 9:51 pm
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Wisconsin - Madison Meetings - Master Thread
Replies: 100
Views: 23546

Re: Wisconsin - Madison Meetings - Master Thread

dennisswal wrote:What time is the August meeting? It will be my 1st time. Long term follower of the forum.


We always meet at noon, second Saturday every other month, at Sprecher's on John Q Hammond Drive on the far west side near Costco.
by Mrs.Feeley
Wed Jul 13, 2016 1:17 am
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Wisconsin - Madison Meetings - Master Thread
Replies: 100
Views: 23546

Re: Wisconsin - Madison Meetings - Master Thread

I am a long time follower of the Boglehead forum. I just never noticed this part of the forum. I would like to take part in the Madison group if that's possible. Thanks! Hi, Dennis. Send me a private message with an e-mail address you'd like to use to receive notices about meetings and I'll add you...

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