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by PoppyA
Fri Mar 23, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: "I won the Lottery" update -
Replies: 33
Views: 8128

Re: "I won the Lottery" update -

Ahhhh! Life is sweet isn’t it?

Great update. You did well.
by PoppyA
Fri Mar 23, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Tips for moving to NYC
Replies: 57
Views: 4713

Re: Tips for moving to NYC

One hidden cost I can think of is the additional cost moving companies charge if there is an elevator, more than “x” number of steps to the elevator/stairs, and number of flights that need to be climbed. Depending on the size of your building, you may have to get special permission for a “time” the ...
by PoppyA
Mon Mar 19, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Can't find original copy of Grant deed
Replies: 4
Views: 541

Re: Can't find original copy of Grant deed

A new deed will be filed when your home is sold. It will be provided by the title company, real estate agent, you, etc. it doesn’t matter who writes it as long as it is done correctly.
by PoppyA
Sun Mar 18, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Selling time share "points" for my stepfather
Replies: 12
Views: 1388

Re: Selling time share "points" for my stepfather

The “value” Depends on what the points represent. It might be highly desirable (a spot right outside of Disney) or Only enough “points” for a dump on the road to the dump. TUG is a users network and highly knowledgeable. Sometimes it is worth it to have a broker sell for you. They might have good co...
by PoppyA
Mon Mar 12, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: traveling to mexico, should I be concerned?
Replies: 107
Views: 8523

Re: traveling to mexico, should I be concerned?

Yes

Their idea of justice is different than ours.
by PoppyA
Wed Mar 07, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Colorado Summer Vacation - what to see and where to stay
Replies: 53
Views: 3436

Re: Colorado Summer Vacation - what to see and where to stay

Another vote for Mesa Verde. I’ve been to every state & Mesa Verde was my #1 favorite new adventure.
by PoppyA
Thu Mar 01, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Kitchen features
Replies: 96
Views: 5663

Re: Kitchen features

An oven with rollers on the racks
by PoppyA
Tue Feb 27, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: TSP fails secuity audit
Replies: 19
Views: 2979

Re: TSP fails secuity audit

But it is my understanding the TSP is NOT backed by the government? Am I wrong?
by PoppyA
Tue Feb 27, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: TSP fails secuity audit
Replies: 19
Views: 2979

TSP fails secuity audit

http://www.govexec.com/oversight/2018/0 ... c_today_nl

And they don’t insure for theft! Uggg! Is this a Reason to consider moving money out?
by PoppyA
Sat Feb 24, 2018 10:46 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How Far is too Far, Commuting?
Replies: 205
Views: 10643

Re: How Far is too Far, Commuting?

I did a minimum of two hours a day for 20 years. I had no idea how disconnected I felt from my home and community until I stopped. In my opinion, it is not worth it.
by PoppyA
Wed Jan 31, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Choosing which room to sleep in
Replies: 48
Views: 5143

Re: Choosing which room to sleep in

I just recently told my hubby if I had it to do over, I would make the bedroom much smaller. Just big enough to sleep in. We have all kinds of storage in our master bedroom including book shelves, lounge chair, ottoman, tv, antique child’s desk. Blah. Who needs it. We never sit in the chair, never c...
by PoppyA
Sun Jan 28, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Career "advice" for someone without college
Replies: 39
Views: 2033

Re: Career "advice" for someone without college

I’ve heard there is great demand for welders.
by PoppyA
Mon Jan 08, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: New York City Restaurant Week Suggestions
Replies: 15
Views: 948

Re: New York City Restaurant Week Suggestions

https://www.google.com/search?q=socarra ... e&ie=UTF-8


SOCARRAT, SOCARRAT, SOCARRAT! (It’s on your list. Get Paella!)

I’m jealous!
by PoppyA
Mon Dec 25, 2017 10:58 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Bankers selling high end collectibles
Replies: 20
Views: 2291

Re: Bankers selling high end collectibles

I keep thinking they know something is coming down the pike and they are trying to preposition themselves. Like with stocks, interest rates....?
by PoppyA
Mon Dec 25, 2017 10:38 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Bankers selling high end collectibles
Replies: 20
Views: 2291

Re: Bankers selling high end collectibles

Several High powered, big bank, masters of the universe type bankers are selling their personal collection of HIGH end personal property assets & asking the high end dealers to sell them by a date in the near future. This started in the fall, and should be completed by March of 2018. What are they l...
by PoppyA
Mon Dec 25, 2017 10:04 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Bankers selling high end collectibles
Replies: 20
Views: 2291

Re: Bankers selling high end collectibles

Thank you, but I should have been clearer. I’m not talking about an individual, I’m talking about bankers in general selling off personal property collections. My conclusion is they are trying to raise cash, but to what financial end in the current financial climate?

Any thoughts?
by PoppyA
Mon Dec 25, 2017 6:24 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Bankers selling high end collectibles
Replies: 20
Views: 2291

Bankers selling high end collectibles

Why would bankers put personally owned, high end collectibles on the market with a “sell by” date?
by PoppyA
Sat Dec 16, 2017 4:30 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Financial Assistance to Adult Child (health insurance)
Replies: 107
Views: 6402

Re: Financial Assistance to Adult Child (health insurance)

Parents, please quit JUSTFYING Your parenting skills. Don’t let fear rule the day. You say you have modeled good financial behavior but I contend you have not if you are still supporting adult children in any way. No matter how much you “help” your children are what they are. They may or may not EVE...
by PoppyA
Tue Dec 05, 2017 12:57 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Dollar Store Hacks
Replies: 27
Views: 4745

Re: Dollar Store Hacks

Platters for Christmas cookie exchanges
by PoppyA
Mon Oct 30, 2017 10:17 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Medical Billing question
Replies: 17
Views: 1362

Re: Medical Billing question

Definitely a money maker for the facility. My place tried to pull this until I demanded that the X-rays be read immediately after they were taken. At my facility (a stand alone site attached to a larger medical clinic, which is pretty much the norm now) I KNOW the radiologist sit around in the back ...
by PoppyA
Fri Oct 27, 2017 7:59 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How to get over the fear of traveling without spouse and children?
Replies: 52
Views: 4770

Re: How to get over the fear of traveling without spouse and children?

I think you are selling your children short. As the child of a Mother who passed away when I was young, though I miss and think of her every day, I turned out just fine.

Don’t hold on so tight. It’s not good for your children.
by PoppyA
Wed Oct 25, 2017 2:36 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: New York restaurants suggestions?
Replies: 18
Views: 1849

Re: New York restaurants suggestions?

Pajamas....you are too funny about Chicago people in NYC!


If I could only have one meal in NYC is would be at Soccarrat. Two locations for you to google.
by PoppyA
Wed Oct 25, 2017 7:50 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: FIL Stage 4 Cancer - Next steps
Replies: 28
Views: 3453

Re: FIL Stage 4 Cancer - Next steps

I hate cancer. I am sorry it is throwing life into a panick like it often does.

Talk to his dr. They often have access to $ to assist.
by PoppyA
Mon Oct 23, 2017 6:55 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Favorite HIIT Workouts
Replies: 24
Views: 2081

Re: Favorite HIIT Workouts

Orange theory gym. Never boring. Team like feel to it. Takes a couple classes to get into it. Music is loud. Clean. Only caution would be don’t get caught up in timed weight reps. Just do them correctly.
by PoppyA
Fri Oct 20, 2017 2:32 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: I have to fire someone that I care about personally
Replies: 83
Views: 6082

Re: I have to fire someone that I care about personally

It’s like tearing up the flooring in my house and replacing it. I anguished At the thought for so long knowing I had to do it. In the end I just had to DO IT. Now that is is in the rear view mirror I am so happy, and feel so much lighter not having the stress wear me down. Not sure what your finance...
by PoppyA
Sat Oct 14, 2017 8:22 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: You career roots and your path to financial independence. "Actionable: steps and tips for others?
Replies: 56
Views: 6505

Re: Blue collar (or other) roots and your path to financial independence. Steps and tips for others?

Live below your means
Systematically save
Have a low cost investment strategy
Max out tax advantage Accounts first
by PoppyA
Sat Oct 14, 2017 8:18 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What do you buy in Asian food stores?
Replies: 86
Views: 6694

Re: What do you buy in Asian food stores?

Mapo - Fermented bean curd in spicy red pepper sauce!

Love to put it on toast! Sometimes I eat it straight out of the jar. It can be incorporated into recipes, rice, etc.

We also buy white flower oil. It is not to eat. It is for sore muscles.
by PoppyA
Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:54 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Rebalancing - Personal Philosophies
Replies: 43
Views: 4276

Re: Rebalancing - Personal Philosophies

Good someone explain “bands”
by PoppyA
Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:48 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: I need a better online checking w billpay and mobile check deposit
Replies: 44
Views: 4296

Re: I need a better online checking w billpay and mobile check deposit

My local bank now has it’s own app and many services. You might want to check locally.
by PoppyA
Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:42 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Protein Bars - Recipe?
Replies: 7
Views: 806

Re: Protein Bars - Recipe?

A search of this site brought me here:

viewtopic.php?t=176883

On a side note, my favorite bars to purchase are Thunderbird. They come out of Austin, TX and are whole food plant based (WFPB)
by PoppyA
Sun Oct 08, 2017 8:57 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: TSP to Vanguard?
Replies: 127
Views: 18361

Re: TSP to Vanguard?

Another advantage of vanguard is being able to put stop loss orders in!
by PoppyA
Mon Sep 25, 2017 8:10 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Tipping question....Applebees
Replies: 87
Views: 7744

Re: Tipping question....Applebees

I wish for educated servers. It seems no one knows what good service is anymore. I don't begrudge helping a sister or brother out, but sometimes I just want to not be interrupted when I'm talking, or have a mouth full of food :shock:
by PoppyA
Wed Sep 20, 2017 4:31 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Convertible in Florida or not...
Replies: 38
Views: 2823

Re: Convertible in Florida or not...

ABSOLUTELY! Just do it! Buy one!
by PoppyA
Thu Sep 14, 2017 9:45 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Are Cotton Blankets Good For Winter?
Replies: 21
Views: 2051

Re: Are Cotton Blankets Good For Winter?

IMHO It's like layering clothing. One might work, or two, etc. A lot depends on how warm the room you are in is. I prefer cotton to acrylics.
by PoppyA
Sat Sep 09, 2017 12:47 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Thought on including this in net equity calculations
Replies: 7
Views: 623

Thought on including this in net equity calculations

If you were not yet vested in a company, but plan to be in the future, and receive employee stock that you can not access until you leave, would you count that in your net worth calculations? A friend asked. I asked how long until they plan to retire and they said 10 years. I suggested I would not c...
by PoppyA
Wed Sep 06, 2017 12:52 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Florida Hurricanes: When and where to go?
Replies: 141
Views: 15097

Re: Florida Hurricanes: When and where to go?

Orlando is a mess right now because of MASSIVE road construction. The traffic is bad, even at "good" times. The only thing it's got going for it now is there aren't too mant tourists in town.

Oh, and gas stations in Central Florida are running out of gas.
by PoppyA
Mon Sep 04, 2017 6:38 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Book Recommendations: Nutrition / Psychology
Replies: 28
Views: 2761

Re: Book Recommendations: Nutrition / Psychology

The China study for nutrition.
by PoppyA
Thu Aug 31, 2017 9:26 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Companies/Brands You Love?
Replies: 157
Views: 12340

Re: Companies/Brands You Love?

All-clad
by PoppyA
Mon Aug 21, 2017 8:59 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Kitchen knife set. Good quality - Recommendations
Replies: 55
Views: 7404

Re: Kitchen knife set. Good quality - Recommendations

Agreed a set is a waste of money. A good chefs knife, serrated bread knife, pairing knife, and the tomato knife you already have. Maybe a filte knife if she eats fish. Perhaps there is a cooking class she can take that teaches cutting. She can try out the different types of knives. If you are in the...
by PoppyA
Wed Aug 16, 2017 4:54 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Is $9000 too much for a sectional sofa ?
Replies: 130
Views: 10930

Re: Is $9000 too much for a sectional sofa ?

No, it is not too much if you love it.
by PoppyA
Wed Aug 16, 2017 1:40 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Cancer at 38. Going from high income to no income. Need help generating income from $5m portfolio
Replies: 45
Views: 10327

Re: Cancer at 38. Going from high income to no income. Need help generating income from $5m portfolio

Hang in there, and just put one foot in front of the other. Often there is an initial urgency to "fix" everything the finances, the medical research and treatment options, any contingency plans. Once a medical routine is in place you can work on other issues. I agree, now is not the time to make big...
by PoppyA
Tue Aug 08, 2017 10:32 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: How to close a corporation
Replies: 1
Views: 412

How to close a corporation

How does one go about closing a closely help corporation? Are there anything things to watch out for?
by PoppyA
Mon Jul 31, 2017 7:35 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What kind of cleaning service do you use?
Replies: 15
Views: 1866

Re: What kind of cleaning service do you use?

If you don't like what they are paid you can always tip them.
by PoppyA
Sat Jul 29, 2017 8:31 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Your "at peace" moments.
Replies: 98
Views: 12706

Re: Your "at peace" moments.

I love the hour before dawn. I don't see it much anymore, but it is a magic time. I love being in a high rise at dusk, when the city lights start to sparkle and come on. I love to hear waves. To me it sounds like the ocean/Great Lakes are breathing. Walking a horse or snuggling with a cat Sitting on...
by PoppyA
Wed Jul 26, 2017 8:31 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: GF Picking a college major
Replies: 105
Views: 7018

Re: GF Picking a college major

Then there is the school of thought that the Mother of your children should go to college so they are raised by an educated woman.
by PoppyA
Wed Jul 19, 2017 9:51 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Should we bird dog our probate lawyer?
Replies: 15
Views: 2309

Re: Should we bird dog our probate lawyer?

I would question wether you have to "hold harmless" the attorneys work. You paid him for his expertise. I may be wrong, but I don't think it is a court requirement. I think it is Attorney insurance benefiting him.
by PoppyA
Wed Jul 19, 2017 9:42 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Approaching major milestone, need cool-headed advice
Replies: 34
Views: 5623

Re: Approaching major milestone, need cool-headed advice

Personally I think most people Mid career think seriously about quitting or finding new work. I think it is natural, and often passes.
by PoppyA
Wed Jul 19, 2017 9:28 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Would you let your teenager spend all his savings on a gaming computer?
Replies: 123
Views: 8604

Re: Would you let your teenager spend all his savings on a gaming computer?

I would let him buy it. He saved toward a goal. Good for him. Before he buys it tell him if his grades slip, there will be consequences. My first major purchase was a stereo. I borrowed the $ from my step-mother and paid her back in installments. He is way ahead of me at age 15 by not buying on "cre...