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by NOLA
Fri Feb 10, 2017 12:22 am
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Your USER NAME...what does it mean?
Replies: 246
Views: 8450

Re: Your USER NAME...what does it mean?

I live in New Orleans, LA
by NOLA
Thu Jan 26, 2017 12:24 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Refusing to sign or altering hospital billing admission forms?
Replies: 79
Views: 5901

Re: Refusing to sign or altering hospital billing admission forms?

There is not a thing you can do. I have been subjected to these issues a few times. The first time I broke my arm badly way back when. This was on my big corp insurance with big deductibles and 25% co-pays. I was about 5 miles from the hospital. The firemen demanded I ride in a ambulance that cost ...
by NOLA
Wed Jan 25, 2017 5:39 pm
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: HAPPY 93RD BIRTHDAY, TAYLOR!
Replies: 199
Views: 7311

Re: HAPPY 93RD BIRTHDAY, TAYLOR!

Happy birthday sir! Appreciate all that you do!
by NOLA
Wed Dec 28, 2016 10:57 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Buying a home at 56?
Replies: 23
Views: 1968

Re: Buying a home at 56?

grandmacassie wrote:My mother bought a house on her 90th birthday -- 3 years ago.


I wish there was a like button!
by NOLA
Wed Dec 28, 2016 10:51 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Are there any benefits to achieving "great wealth"?
Replies: 106
Views: 8446

Re: Are there any benefits to achieving "great wealth"?

Congrats! Go on vacations to places you never thought you would be able to see.
by NOLA
Tue Dec 27, 2016 11:38 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Cutting Trees in the Back Yard
Replies: 27
Views: 2092

Re: Cutting Trees in the Back Yard

Go find a certified arborist who trims trees for the local govt people. I would not recommend this. I called the town when a low hanging branch on a sidewalk tree needed to be removed (the town owned sidewalk trees) because it was blocking passage on the sidewalk, and their people turned both sidew...
by NOLA
Tue Dec 27, 2016 11:11 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: TV in the bedroom?
Replies: 82
Views: 5163

Re: TV in the bedroom?

We have done both. Sometimes we have ones and other times we think it's better without. Do y'all watch a lot of TV at night? Does not having a TV prevent you from going to bed at the same time?
by NOLA
Thu Dec 22, 2016 7:28 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Hard Endeavor/Exercise in Middle Age
Replies: 118
Views: 7166

Re: Hard Endeavor/Exercise in Middle Age

Soccer? I'm 36 and still play at an above average level. Love the team work and can be done at pretty much any level. Hate running long distance, but for me this is different.
by NOLA
Wed Dec 14, 2016 11:43 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Warm winter jacket for tall folks who are cheap?
Replies: 32
Views: 2398

Re: Warm winter jacket for tall folks who are cheap?

My older brother, who is 6'7" and live in Seattle, loves Eddie Bauer. And wear nothing but their jackets. Not sure they are always as warm as you need them, but like the fact that they one can order regular or tall version.
by NOLA
Wed Dec 14, 2016 11:16 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: What happens to social security benefits on death of spouse?
Replies: 24
Views: 3511

Re: What happens to social security benefits on death of spouse?

Really sorry for your loss. Hope there is a lot of support in this tough time, not just when it comes to monetary questions/advice.
by NOLA
Wed Dec 14, 2016 7:52 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: "Twenty Ways To Tell If You're A Lousy Investor"
Replies: 57
Views: 6264

Re: "Twenty Ways To Tell If You're A Lousy Investor"

Great article Taylor. Thanks for posting!
by NOLA
Wed Dec 14, 2016 12:07 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: keep rental condo?
Replies: 11
Views: 1191

Re: keep rental condo?

It sounds like you are netting $1500 per year which is less than 1% of the value of the condo. You could sell the condo and reinvest elsewhere and possibly earn a higher rate of return. I think it's a lot more complicate than that. I don't know how to exactly compute the return, but you are definit...
by NOLA
Tue Dec 13, 2016 8:16 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How Does Hospice Work?
Replies: 38
Views: 3705

Re: How Does Hospice Work?

Thanks for all of the responses/info even if it's sad to read.
by NOLA
Mon Dec 12, 2016 10:48 pm
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Boglehead's newest millionaire
Replies: 89
Views: 9120

Re: Boglehead's newest millionaire

Awesome, congrats well done.

Can I borrow some $?
by NOLA
Mon Dec 12, 2016 10:39 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: TrueCar Quote Question
Replies: 5
Views: 701

Re: TrueCar Quote Question

I agree with Ken. That's. what we did in the spring when we bought a Highlander. And one place I said I wanted the true car price. They finally excepted. But then showed an offer I had from another dealership and boom, they finally beat it by about $2k. True car is a good start, but I believe you ca...
by NOLA
Sat Dec 03, 2016 12:15 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Net Worth now = $0!!
Replies: 30
Views: 6151

Re: Net Worth now = $0!!

Congrats. Well done!
by NOLA
Mon Nov 21, 2016 12:01 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Worth repairing car after accident?
Replies: 16
Views: 1817

Re: Worth repairing car after accident?

I wouldn't mess with it, especially with the air bags. Us Bogleheads can be a little boring sometimes I guess, so this might be a good time treat yourself to a "new" vehicle.
by NOLA
Fri Nov 18, 2016 11:49 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Car Accident Settlement Help
Replies: 14
Views: 1915

Re: Car Accident Settlement Help

Sorry to hear that you were in an accident. Hope you are ok! Im not an excellent negotiator, unlike some on this board. First, are you ok? Did you get hurt at all or was it just the car that was damaged? Once you sign the papers, you won't be able to get compensated if your back starts hurting in a ...
by NOLA
Mon Nov 07, 2016 11:22 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Got a very wide range of plumbing contractor bids. Is this normal?
Replies: 19
Views: 1774

Re: Got a very wide range of plumbing contractor bids. Is this normal?

Has a similar thing when we had 2 toilets installed and had a question/needed advice regarding a leaking faucet. One complaint was almost half the price and fixed the leaking faucet with a smile. The other company wouldn't do it without compensation.
by NOLA
Sun Oct 30, 2016 11:52 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Can I collect unemployment if I had a side-business?
Replies: 15
Views: 1836

Re: Can I collect unemployment if I had a side-business?

I'm not the OP, but thanks for posting Peter and everyone else.
by NOLA
Mon Oct 10, 2016 10:13 pm
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Hurricane Matthew
Replies: 61
Views: 5984

Re: Hurricane Matthew

Thanks for the update Mel! And good luck going forward everyone!
by NOLA
Sun Oct 09, 2016 12:38 am
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Hurricane Matthew
Replies: 61
Views: 5984

Re: Hurricane Matthew

Glad to hear you are ok Mel! Hopefully your commmunity recovers quickly. Been through Katrina and that's something you never hope to experience again.
by NOLA
Sun Oct 09, 2016 12:09 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Retirees: What are your passions?
Replies: 56
Views: 6743

Re: Retirees: What are your passions?

Interested read for someone who is not close to retirement! Congrats all of y'all!
by NOLA
Wed Sep 07, 2016 11:33 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Trip to Norway - Aurora vs. Fjords
Replies: 18
Views: 1904

Re: Trip to Norway - Aurora vs. Fjords

As a Swede, live in the U.S. now, I would highly recommend the summer trips. We went to Norway quite a bit when we were younger, but can't wait to go back soon now that I will really appreciate it's beauty. Just can't wait to drive and see all the beautiful places. I know I will go here next time, i...
by NOLA
Wed Sep 07, 2016 11:16 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Moving coverage from State Farm to GEICO
Replies: 16
Views: 1664

Re: Moving coverage from State Farm to GEICO

Been very happy since I switched to GEICO a few years ago(thanks to some people on this very board). First I just switched because I was able to save some money. However, I have to say that I'm overall satisfied with them. I have both auto and property with them, no umbrella coverage though. Not sur...
by NOLA
Sun Jul 24, 2016 11:13 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What kind of apartment can $1k get you in your city?
Replies: 80
Views: 6699

Re: What kind of apartment can $1k get you in your city?

New Orleans - in a very good area where we live - can't even get studio for that. 5-10 blocks away in a not so great neighborhood you can get a 3-bedroom apartment/house for that $. Great, but a very "unique" city.
by NOLA
Sat Jul 23, 2016 11:33 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Bordeaux wines
Replies: 20
Views: 1790

Re: Bordeaux wines

Thank you for the comments, much appreciated. I've done a bit of research on the 6 wines offered, all but one scoring 90 and above - and a couple in the 94-96 range, seems a bit hard to believe. Each one retails between $30 and $50 per bottle on all of the more popular wine selling websites. You kn...
by NOLA
Sat Jul 23, 2016 12:43 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Recession post-election?
Replies: 42
Views: 3934

Re: Recession post-election?

I hope I'm allowed to post this(and it's not seen as political). My neighbors told me 4 years ago that if a certain person was reelected, the stock market would drop by 50%, especially when things were very uncertain in Europe. I told them that I didn't know what was gonna happen, but mentioned that...
by NOLA
Thu Jul 21, 2016 11:31 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Credit Union Help!
Replies: 8
Views: 754

Re: Credit Union Help!

Thanks for the all of the great advice. Will look at these options and will post a follow up when I finalize things.

Anders
by NOLA
Wed Jul 20, 2016 11:10 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Credit Union Help!
Replies: 8
Views: 754

Credit Union Help!

Would like some advice regarding a loan. Have never taken out a loan before, except for our mortgage. We recently purchased a new car and had to finance through Nissan to get the $1750 discount. Now the loan is at 4.4% and just made my first payment. Spoke to them and there is no pre-payment penalty...
by NOLA
Thu Jun 16, 2016 11:23 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Recommendation for Refrigerator
Replies: 39
Views: 2986

Re: Recommendation for Refrigerator

Bought our Samsung about 5 years ago and we are still very happy with it(hopefully it won't break now that I said that). Was pretty expensive, but bought it during the week of Black Friday, so it wasn't too bad. That's the only fridge we have bought, so not much else to compare it to.

Good luck!
by NOLA
Sun May 22, 2016 2:26 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Which HBO show to watch next?
Replies: 72
Views: 6127

Re: Which HBO show to watch next?

The only one on your "considered" list I've seen some episodes of is Treme. I really wanted to like it since I loved The Wire, but I hated it. There was no plot, and no reason to care about any of the characters. I agree about Treme, wanted to like it but just couldn't get into it. And we...
by NOLA
Sun May 08, 2016 6:21 pm
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MR. BOGLE! May 8, 2016
Replies: 52
Views: 4191

Re: HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MR. BOGLE! May 8, 2016

Happy birthday sir!
by NOLA
Tue May 03, 2016 11:29 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Just called Directv and saved $600 for one year
Replies: 46
Views: 5398

Re: Just called Directv and saved $600 for one year

There are 3 types of customers. Those that pay $100-200 a month. Those that call in and or switch providers every year that pay $50 per month and those that are sick and tired of all these games and just cancel service altogether. Good point. And I'm one of those in the middle. Switch between Direc...
by NOLA
Tue Apr 26, 2016 12:16 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Help Buying First Car
Replies: 31
Views: 2131

Re: Help Buying First Car

Dont own any of the cars you are looking for, but Honda is obviously a very good car. As Snowshoes mentioned, it's pretty "unique" how dealership deal with prices and interest rates nowadays. Been looking for a new car and I told them that I saw that your company advertised a 0.9% interest...
by NOLA
Tue Apr 05, 2016 12:28 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: starter home vs. final home
Replies: 37
Views: 4310

Re: starter home vs. final home

Every situation is of course different. However, we are very happy that we went with option (2) 6 years ago. We started looking at a smaller home first, and actually had a contract fall through since the sellers didn't want to fix some unexpected repairs. Now we just had our 2nd child and it's nice ...
by NOLA
Fri Apr 01, 2016 9:22 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: do you do airbnb ??
Replies: 64
Views: 5526

Re: do you do airbnb ??

We rent out first floor(first & second floor are separated by different entrances) in VRBO. Been a great way to earn some extra $ to invest in index funds & guests really seem to enjoy it. Our house is in a historic neighborhood and we are pretty picky who we rent it to. We prefer couples 50...
by NOLA
Fri Mar 25, 2016 12:25 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Best & Worst Financial Decisions?
Replies: 92
Views: 9776

Re: Best & Worst Financial Decisions?

Worst - Trusting that the 20 something banker/advisor at Chase actually had my best interested in mind. "Sir - front load fund with high expense ratio is a great idea".

Best - bought our first house in 2010 that has appreciated quite a bit. Pure luck though.
by NOLA
Thu Mar 24, 2016 11:28 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Dave Ramsey's Investing Advice or: A Chris Hogan: America's Voice on Retirement Story
Replies: 55
Views: 11383

Re: Dave Ramsey's Investing Advice or: A Chris Hogan: America's Voice on Retirement Story

I'm sure he does a lot of great things(help people get out of debt). However, if he is so sure that his funds can generate a 12% return each year, why would he advise me to pay off my mortgage early? Wouldn't I make more $ in the long run investing my hard earn $?
by NOLA
Mon Mar 21, 2016 8:55 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: I don't have anyone else to brag about this to [debt free]
Replies: 77
Views: 8993

Re: I don't have anyone else to brag about this to

Woot woot. Way to go, congrats!
by NOLA
Sat Mar 19, 2016 1:51 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Help Me Break Free From Raymond James
Replies: 38
Views: 4937

Re: Help Me Break Free From Raymond James

Congrats and glad you are moving away from expensive advisor/company. Hope it goes well and please keep us updated(if you don't mind).
by NOLA
Wed Mar 16, 2016 2:07 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Which Samsung phone/ Straight Talk should I buy?
Replies: 9
Views: 977

Re: Which Samsung phone/ Straight Talk should I buy?

Can't help you with the Android phone. However, can you use Cricket Wireless etc instead? 2.5 GB & unlimited talk & text. $35/month as long as you sign up for autopay.
by NOLA
Tue Mar 15, 2016 10:48 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Nissan Pathfinder 2015!
Replies: 14
Views: 1887

Re: Nissan Pathfinder 2015!

Thanks, and I hope you are right. Will probably start another thread about the Highlander, if we decide to purchase that vehicle.
by NOLA
Tue Mar 15, 2016 10:46 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Internal Job Offer Negotiations
Replies: 12
Views: 2587

Re: Internal Job Offer Negotiations

Thanks for the update and hopefully you will enjoy the new position, even though it did come with more $(this time). My wife is kind of going through the same thing, been with the company for 9 years and got a promotion to VP within a department, but there was no more $. However, she got a pay incre...
by NOLA
Tue Mar 15, 2016 6:16 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Nissan Pathfinder 2015!
Replies: 14
Views: 1887

Re: Nissan Pathfinder 2015!

Chx, you are definitely right when you mentioned that I got emotionally attach. And it only took a day or so. However, I feel like there is too my risk involved, especially since Nissan hasn't completely fixed their CVT issues and it has been 3-4 years now. So, it looks like we are moving in a diffe...
by NOLA
Tue Mar 15, 2016 1:10 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Nissan Pathfinder 2015!
Replies: 14
Views: 1887

Re: Nissan Pathfinder 2015!

Thanks for all of the replies. Yeah, I really love this vehicle and wanted to find nothing wrong with it. However, the CVT issue with the 2013-2014 is scaring me. It looks like the 2015 hasn't had as many issues, but it's still there. Not sure how much we are allowed to copy links now, but there are...
by NOLA
Mon Mar 14, 2016 11:10 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Depressed, do I dip into retirement funds in order to make essentially an investment?
Replies: 21
Views: 4432

Re: Depressed, do I dip into retirement funds in order to make essentially an investment?

Sorry to hear about your depression, understand that I can't be easy. Feel free to share, if you are comfortable, because this is an amazing website with great people. And it's about more than just investments.

Good luck my friend!
by NOLA
Mon Mar 14, 2016 10:39 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Nissan Pathfinder 2015!
Replies: 14
Views: 1887

Nissan Pathfinder 2015!

We are looking to purchase a new vehicle, and are intrigued by the Nissan Pathfinder. Found some new 2015 online, the one I tried only had 7 miles on it, and really though the price - $25k+tax etc wasn't too crazy expensive. Now we have never purchased a new car before, the most we have ever spent i...
by NOLA
Fri Mar 11, 2016 1:09 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: How long between accepted offer on house and closing
Replies: 17
Views: 1777

Re: How long between accepted offer on house and closing

It's definitely a unique situation and unfortunately I don't have any advice to give you. I just found it interesting how quickly many assumed the worst when that wasn't the case. Now, you probably should have included the circumstances if you wanted "specific" advice. Anyway, I wish you g...

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