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by Mrxyz
Sun Dec 10, 2017 12:58 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Honda Pilot vs Toyota Highlander?
Replies: 69
Views: 13972

Re: Honda Pilot vs Toyota Highlander?

In December 2016 ago we replaced an old Ford Explorer with a '17 Pilot. We chose the Pilot over the Highlander because we liked the feel of the engine/transmission better and, more importantly, we liked the third row legroom (great for three adult couples as well as just younger kids. We liked the ...
by Mrxyz
Fri Dec 01, 2017 4:07 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Water filtration system - worth it?
Replies: 17
Views: 1082

Re: Water filtration system - worth it?

Is there any health concern if minerals are removed by such filtration? Of course, if the water is obviously bad to begin with like foul smell or off color... but what if the tap water is as clean as the city can provide?
Thanks
by Mrxyz
Mon Nov 27, 2017 12:11 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Kreg jig
Replies: 23
Views: 1710

Re: Kreg jig

Hey, it's Christmas. Get yourself a Festool Domino - https://www.festoolproducts.com/power-tools/festool-domino-joiners.html?gclid=Cj0KCQiAjO_QBRC4ARIsAD2FsXPpJW-jkZ4xRga7e3UfpoiYpz8sTX4-cXxCLKBc55h4RpLMeHk6DIgaApmcEALw_wcB Since I bought one, I hardly ever use my Krueger jig and I sold my biscuit ...
by Mrxyz
Mon Nov 27, 2017 8:54 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Kreg jig
Replies: 23
Views: 1710

Re: Kreg jig

Hey, it's Christmas. Get yourself a Festool Domino - https://www.festoolproducts.com/power-tools/festool-domino-joiners.html?gclid=Cj0KCQiAjO_QBRC4ARIsAD2FsXPpJW-jkZ4xRga7e3UfpoiYpz8sTX4-cXxCLKBc55h4RpLMeHk6DIgaApmcEALw_wcB Since I bought one, I hardly ever use my Krueger jig and I sold my biscuit ...
by Mrxyz
Sun Nov 26, 2017 2:45 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Kreg jig
Replies: 23
Views: 1710

Re: Kreg jig

Are you talking about a pocket screw jig? Yes, I bought one from home depot - the K 4 jig and will 'try' to build a full size bed today - with some luck and mistakes!! Pocket screws for a bed? Uh, not a great idea. You want a mortise and tenon. Pocket screws will perform poorly and the bed will rac...
by Mrxyz
Sat Nov 25, 2017 2:33 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Kreg jig
Replies: 23
Views: 1710

Re: Kreg jig

wilked wrote:
Sat Nov 25, 2017 2:15 pm
Are you talking about a pocket screw jig?
Yes, I bought one from home depot - the K 4 jig and will 'try' to build a full size bed today - with some luck and mistakes!!
by Mrxyz
Sat Nov 25, 2017 2:12 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Kreg jig
Replies: 23
Views: 1710

Kreg jig

Hi,
Anyone use Kreg jig? Is there any other similar product which is comparable? Likes/dislikes, experiences? Any websites for learning its many uses / getting free plans etc ?
Websites other than www.kregtool.com ?

Thanks
by Mrxyz
Mon Nov 20, 2017 7:30 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Post for Livesoft
Replies: 34
Views: 5254

Re: Post for Livesoft

No, it doesn't. To see something sticky-worthy, see Robert T's post. Wow, thanks for the link........of course it will take me many months (?years) to read that sticky post and it's many links! But I still like/enjoy your posts and explanations... along with many others.... Very interesting that a ...
by Mrxyz
Mon Nov 20, 2017 7:14 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Post for Livesoft
Replies: 34
Views: 5254

Re: Post for Livesoft

No, it doesn't. To see something sticky-worthy, see Robert T's post. Wow, thanks for the link........of course it will take me many months (?years) to read that sticky post and it's many links! But I still like/enjoy your posts and explanations... along with many others.... Very interesting that a ...
by Mrxyz
Mon Nov 20, 2017 6:53 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Post for Livesoft
Replies: 34
Views: 5254

Re: Post for Livesoft

A summary of livesoft's investment philosophy!
Surely this qualifies as a sticky!
by Mrxyz
Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:47 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What do you do to keep your mind sharp?
Replies: 65
Views: 4948

Re: What do you do to keep your mind sharp?

http://en.chessbase.com/post/evaluating ... n-boosters

Some food for thought.......BTW, I love and play chess irrespective of any evidence for or against it!
by Mrxyz
Tue Nov 14, 2017 3:53 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Home voice dictation experience
Replies: 8
Views: 700

Re: Home voice dictation experience

Hi, Due to various medical reasons (Parkinson's etc), a number of folks have asked me for advice regarding "Home voice dictation". Dragon -Nuance is one of them. Any experience in using these? Is there one which works better than others? Thanks Would you describe your end use? I tried Dragon severa...
by Mrxyz
Tue Nov 14, 2017 2:38 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Home voice dictation experience
Replies: 8
Views: 700

Home voice dictation experience

Hi,
Due to various medical reasons (Parkinson's etc), a number of folks have asked me for advice regarding "Home voice dictation". Dragon -Nuance is one of them.
Any experience in using these? Is there one which works better than others?
Thanks
by Mrxyz
Wed Nov 08, 2017 1:36 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What do you do to keep your mind sharp?
Replies: 65
Views: 4948

Re: What do you do to keep your mind sharp?

tc101 wrote:
Wed Nov 08, 2017 1:12 am
Chess club keeps mind sharp and is also a great social outlet. The people who go to chess clubs are a strange and interesting group. It is different than playing online.
+ 64 !
by Mrxyz
Wed Nov 01, 2017 7:25 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Honda Care Extended Warranty experience?
Replies: 46
Views: 22657

Re: Honda Care Extended Warranty experience?

Sorry to bring this thread back.... Just purchased a 2017 CRV Touring (paid cash) and I am considering buying the Honda Care warranty since this vehicle is completely new line with many electronic parts. Looks like about $1000 for 8 year 120K mile plan. I have had mixed experience with Honda, have ...
by Mrxyz
Wed Nov 01, 2017 12:20 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Honda Care Extended Warranty experience?
Replies: 46
Views: 22657

Re: Honda Care Extended Warranty experience?

I would get the warranty, just consider it as part of the price of buying the car and peace of mind....... Of course, I presume you are not stretching your finances to buy this warranty.
by Mrxyz
Mon Oct 23, 2017 1:04 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Converting to Safety Razors
Replies: 116
Views: 11665

Re: Converting to Safety Razors

There was not a "natural" demand for cartridge razors. Gillette was looking for a more profitable options, a way to grow. They came up with the cartridge business model: affordable razor, expensive cartridge. They advertise it really hard (ads work) and the shifted the people towards the "new shine...
by Mrxyz
Sat Oct 07, 2017 5:09 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Musty smell in a bedroom
Replies: 6
Views: 1224

Re: Musty smell in a bedroom

Vapor barrier may be a problem if installed incorrectly. Each situation is different based on how and where the barrier is installed.

Please read this wonderful website ;

https://buildingscience.com/documents/d ... r-barriers
by Mrxyz
Wed Oct 04, 2017 3:45 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: another 2 comma club member
Replies: 48
Views: 4476

Re: another 2 comma club member

Congratulations!
by Mrxyz
Sun Sep 24, 2017 11:22 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: High school scholarships
Replies: 9
Views: 1002

Re: High school scholarships

https://www.amazon.com/Ultimate-Scholarship-Book-2018-Scholarships/dp/1617601225/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1506309058&sr=8-1&keywords=scholarship+book I used something similar to this back in the day when I was that age. Mailed out about a hundred applications and won 2 large scholarships that allowed...
by Mrxyz
Sun Sep 24, 2017 9:40 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: High school scholarships
Replies: 9
Views: 1002

High school scholarships

Hi all, I was told by colleagues that there are 'lots of high school scholarships' which a student can apply for especially if they have the drive, interest and focus to apply for them. Are there any recommended sites for them? Googling gets a lot of subscription sites. Any experience applying or ge...
by Mrxyz
Wed Sep 13, 2017 10:01 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Milestone Reached - "Quarter Millionaire!"
Replies: 41
Views: 5145

Re: Milestone Reached - "Quarter Millionaire!"

Congratulations !
And thanks for sharing your story!
by Mrxyz
Mon Sep 04, 2017 8:05 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Couple in early 30s, any changes?
Replies: 28
Views: 3984

Re: Couple in early 30s, any changes?

Congrats on a truly impressive income at such a young age (or at any age). I would suggest putting your bond holdings in your 401k and putting the equivalent stocks in taxable... especially in your tax bracket. Agreed. Try not to hold taxable bond funds in your taxable account. +1 Let me take a sta...
by Mrxyz
Thu Aug 31, 2017 10:56 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: 2 comma club (my way)!!
Replies: 60
Views: 12615

Re: 2 comma club (my way)!!

Congrats. I am in a very similar situation you were in a couple of years ago. I am 46 and just got into the 2 comma club in investable assets earlier this year. Amazing that you made the next million in only 2 years. Can you share what you are saving per year and your asset allocation? My AA is aro...
by Mrxyz
Thu Aug 31, 2017 8:37 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: 2 comma club (my way)!!
Replies: 60
Views: 12615

Re: 2 comma club (my way)!!

Folks, I will not be in this financial status without this forum!! I am on this board more often than any other site except my work outlook. I read as much as I can and try to understand it all. Some things I do not understand like Cruncher's numbers or "should bonds be in taxable".......I understan...
by Mrxyz
Thu Aug 31, 2017 7:46 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: 2 comma club (my way)!!
Replies: 60
Views: 12615

Re: 2 comma club (my way)!!

Update:

Made it to 2M
His 475
Her 250
Taxable 1300

Does not include paid off home and cars, or kids 529 (3 kids but have only 110k)

Thanks to all!
by Mrxyz
Mon Aug 21, 2017 9:27 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: The Final, Definitive Thread on Brokerage Transfer Bonuses
Replies: 665
Views: 111905

Re: The Final, Definitive Thread on Brokerage Transfer Bonuses

Just a FYI - I finally got my Merrill Edge accounts taken care of. Will get $1000 for each account of 250k kept for 12 months. August next year.
by Mrxyz
Sat Aug 19, 2017 8:28 am
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: Home Page Updated
Replies: 82
Views: 6636

Re: Home Page Updated

I am not sure but I thought there was a way to go to the last page of a longer thread directly from the Home page. Meaning the page number were tiny clickable squares which are no longer present on the new home page. Was that intentional? Now, I have to click on the post and then find the page - usu...
by Mrxyz
Fri Aug 04, 2017 8:35 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Anyone else have trouble spending?
Replies: 91
Views: 6487

Re: Anyone else have trouble spending?

Hi, I have similar problems!! I am stingy in many things despite high net worth and will not post most of the details. The question for you is probably to do with safety instead of saving money. 110 miles commute ! - what vehicle will you feel safer/safest in? If you feel you are okay with an older ...
by Mrxyz
Mon Jul 31, 2017 5:29 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: The Final, Definitive Thread on Brokerage Transfer Bonuses
Replies: 665
Views: 111905

Re: The Final, Definitive Thread on Brokerage Transfer Bonuses

Working on transferring funds in kind to ME. It was quite painless and easy for me. Not sure about complains on some threads about this process... There's always a potential for a hiccup in these things. Generally, my moves from one large custodian to another have been pretty trouble-free. Sometime...
by Mrxyz
Mon Jul 31, 2017 12:02 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: The Final, Definitive Thread on Brokerage Transfer Bonuses
Replies: 665
Views: 111905

Re: The Final, Definitive Thread on Brokerage Transfer Bonuses

Hi all, Received a flyer in mail from Morgan Stanley today - Bonus of $500 if I meet the following req. for 3 consecutive months monthly total DD of $2500 + OR maintain an average daily cash balance of $50,000 AND Use 2 or more each month of ; check writing, online bill pay, automated clearing hous...
by Mrxyz
Fri Jul 21, 2017 7:15 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: The Final, Definitive Thread on Brokerage Transfer Bonuses
Replies: 665
Views: 111905

Re: The Final, Definitive Thread on Brokerage Transfer Bonuses

Hi all, Received a flyer in mail from Morgan Stanley today - Bonus of $500 if I meet the following req. for 3 consecutive months monthly total DD of $2500 + OR maintain an average daily cash balance of $50,000 AND Use 2 or more each month of ; check writing, online bill pay, automated clearing house...
by Mrxyz
Tue Jul 18, 2017 9:27 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: The Final, Definitive Thread on Brokerage Transfer Bonuses
Replies: 665
Views: 111905

Re: The Final, Definitive Thread on Brokerage Transfer Bonuses

So, I am waiting for the ME account process to be completed for the approved $1000 bonus. I have now asked the TD Ameritrade rep to match the ME $1000 bonus..........let's see if that works! I doubt this will work without a competing public bonus to show TDAM, and as I said before, most bonuses see...
by Mrxyz
Tue Jul 18, 2017 5:34 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: The Final, Definitive Thread on Brokerage Transfer Bonuses
Replies: 665
Views: 111905

Re: The Final, Definitive Thread on Brokerage Transfer Bonuses

I have BOA for checking accounts. I have Vanguard admiral funds in my taxable account which I can move easily. I cannot move my IRAs. I know I will have to pay taxes on the bonuses. I have 250G plus x 2 for me and spouse for 2 accounts. I would feel more comfortable with a shorter duration and thus...
by Mrxyz
Sat Jul 15, 2017 4:48 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Form to represent spouse in IRS visit
Replies: 0
Views: 340

Form to represent spouse in IRS visit

Hi, I need to visit the IRS for undeclared traditional IRA so that they can tell me what penalty I have to pay. The thread below explains it a little more; https://www.bogleheads.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=218005 I tried to look up online and came up with form 2848 to fill out so that my spouse d...
by Mrxyz
Sat Jul 15, 2017 4:26 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: The Final, Definitive Thread on Brokerage Transfer Bonuses
Replies: 665
Views: 111905

Re: The Final, Definitive Thread on Brokerage Transfer Bonuses

FWIW,
The TD ameritrade bonus offer has dropped to $600 from $1000 for $250 k investment.
by Mrxyz
Sat Jul 15, 2017 12:43 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: The Final, Definitive Thread on Brokerage Transfer Bonuses
Replies: 665
Views: 111905

Re: The Final, Definitive Thread on Brokerage Transfer Bonuses

pre wrote:^^Great news, thanks for sharing.

ME's not had their $1000 bonus for $200k for quite a while now. Will certainly contact a rep next time time about matching something, myself.
They matched it to $250K and not $200K.
by Mrxyz
Sat Jul 15, 2017 12:32 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: The Final, Definitive Thread on Brokerage Transfer Bonuses
Replies: 665
Views: 111905

Re: The Final, Definitive Thread on Brokerage Transfer Bonuses

I have BOA for checking accounts. I have Vanguard admiral funds in my taxable account which I can move easily. I cannot move my IRAs. I know I will have to pay taxes on the bonuses. I have 250G plus x 2 for me and spouse for 2 accounts. I would feel more comfortable with a shorter duration and thus...
by Mrxyz
Mon Jul 10, 2017 10:16 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: The Final, Definitive Thread on Brokerage Transfer Bonuses
Replies: 665
Views: 111905

Re: The Final, Definitive Thread on Brokerage Transfer Bonuses

I have BOA for checking accounts. I have Vanguard admiral funds in my taxable account which I can move easily. I cannot move my IRAs. I know I will have to pay taxes on the bonuses. I have 250G plus x 2 for me and spouse for 2 accounts. I would feel more comfortable with a shorter duration and thus ...
by Mrxyz
Mon Jul 10, 2017 9:44 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Bank of America/Merrill Edge - Preferred Rewards
Replies: 387
Views: 75253

Re: Bank of America/Merrill Edge - Preferred Rewards

I am not sure of which money to transfer (IRA vs CMA). I doubt if I can move my IRA as their are institutional.I do not have more than 200k in Roth. I'm not sure what you mean by institutional here. Generally the best accounts to get bonuses in are Roths of course, because the bonus is never taxed....
by Mrxyz
Sun Jul 09, 2017 12:25 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Bank of America/Merrill Edge - Preferred Rewards
Replies: 387
Views: 75253

Re: Bank of America/Merrill Edge - Preferred Rewards

I am not sure of which money to transfer (IRA vs CMA). I doubt if I can move my IRA as their are institutional.I do not have more than 200k in Roth. I'm not sure what you mean by institutional here. Generally the best accounts to get bonuses in are Roths of course, because the bonus is never taxed....
by Mrxyz
Sat Jul 08, 2017 2:35 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Bank of America/Merrill Edge - Preferred Rewards
Replies: 387
Views: 75253

Re: Bank of America/Merrill Edge - Preferred Rewards

Hi all, I recently got involved with money churning and have received a modest 1800$ in total bonuses in the last 4 months or so. I am interested in BOA/ME bonus. I read about it and probably need to call them. I already have a BOA CC and checking account. I am not sure of which money to transfer (...
by Mrxyz
Sat Jul 08, 2017 2:20 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Bank of America/Merrill Edge - Preferred Rewards
Replies: 387
Views: 75253

Re: Bank of America/Merrill Edge - Preferred Rewards

Hi all, I recently got involved with money churning and have received a modest 1800$ in total bonuses in the last 4 months or so. I am interested in BOA/ME bonus. I read about it and probably need to call them. I already have a BOA CC and checking account. I am not sure of which money to transfer (I...
by Mrxyz
Sun Jun 25, 2017 12:15 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: If I want to have a safe portfolio in case of...
Replies: 23
Views: 2190

Re: If I want to have a safe portfolio in case of...

If I knew with certainty that the market was about to crash, I'd reduce my stock holding to something like 35% or 40%. I would not leave the 3 fund portfolio if that portfolio suited me. Even when you do know something with a high probability of certainty, what actually happens is often different f...
by Mrxyz
Sun Jun 25, 2017 12:12 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: If I want to have a safe portfolio in case of...
Replies: 23
Views: 2190

Re: If I want to have a safe portfolio in case of...

johnra wrote:Go into cash, wait your chance, then come back in.
So cash is better/safer than all bonds?
Selling to get cash will trigger taxes also.
by Mrxyz
Sat Jun 24, 2017 11:42 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Capital One 360 $200 bonus (and now $300 checking bonus)
Replies: 217
Views: 28630

Re: Capital One 360 $200 bonus

So, which bank bonuses are actually 'churnable'? Meaning you get the bonus and you can reapply for them? Is there a list kept by anyone? I have looked at doctorofcredit website already but did not find such a list. Thanks No list I've found. Dr. of Cr. may help.. Depending on your state... Huntingt...
by Mrxyz
Sat Jun 24, 2017 11:33 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: If I want to have a safe portfolio in case of...
Replies: 23
Views: 2190

Re: If I want to have a safe portfolio in case of...

Any chance you will let us know ahead of time about this event? LOL, nice one! Oh, how I wish I can see the future etc etc.......... Again, I am not crazy and definitely not a market timer but I am not sure if I can tell anything on this forum. I can send you a pm though. I am so happy with 3 fund ...
by Mrxyz
Sat Jun 24, 2017 9:37 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: If I want to have a safe portfolio in case of...
Replies: 23
Views: 2190

If I want to have a safe portfolio in case of...

Lets assume, I know of an upcoming event which may affect stocks and cause them to decline significantly. Humor me please, and accept this as a possibility which (at least to me) is real. I know I sound like a crazy person but....... Currently very happy with 3 fund portfolio with no EF, with net wo...
by Mrxyz
Sat Jun 24, 2017 7:23 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Capital One 360 $200 bonus (and now $300 checking bonus)
Replies: 217
Views: 28630

Re: Capital One 360 $200 bonus

So, which bank bonuses are actually 'churnable'? Meaning you get the bonus and you can reapply for them? Is there a list kept by anyone? I have looked at doctorofcredit website already but did not find such a list.
Thanks