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by PoppyA
Fri Jun 23, 2017 8:29 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Springtails infestation. Solutions?
Replies: 7
Views: 612

Re: Springtails infestation. Solutions?

Thank you for the responses.

What is DE?

Who could my friend hire to help her with house moisture/fungus/landscape draining issues?
by PoppyA
Fri Jun 23, 2017 12:16 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Springtails infestation. Solutions?
Replies: 7
Views: 612

Springtails infestation. Solutions?

Hello BHer's I have just learned of a friends battle with springtails. Her home is in Connecticut and is old, built in the first half of the 1900's. It is believed to have stemmed from an old septic system in the neighborhood. She is at the bottom of a hill in a heavily wooded area. She has removed ...
by PoppyA
Wed Jun 21, 2017 8:55 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Tracking towards a million and retiring at 55.
Replies: 38
Views: 5288

Re: Tracking towards a million and retiring at 55.

Don't worry. You can easily live off your FERS pension without tapping your TSP. I know many people in the same boat as you that do just fine. They travel, golf, enjoy life and live well.

You are young so remember your AA. Your TSP still has time to grow after you retire.
by PoppyA
Tue Jun 20, 2017 6:12 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Stock has no value, now what?
Replies: 3
Views: 626

Stock has no value, now what?

Years ago we invested a small amount of money in a pharmaceutical company. At some point it became worthless. I have the cusip number. How to I go about using it as a loss on my taxes?

TIA!
by PoppyA
Tue Jun 06, 2017 8:06 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Tupperware Set / Systems
Replies: 13
Views: 801

Re: Tupperware Set / Systems

I did the same thing and so glad I did. I bought snapware and for the most part I like it. Freezer, microwave, refrigerator safe. They stack really well. I have a drawer I store the lids in. It has helped my stock making! I keep a 10 cup container in the freezer and add veg, bones, etc. when it is f...
by PoppyA
Tue Jun 06, 2017 7:51 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Trailer Towing Tidbits?
Replies: 49
Views: 2267

Re: Trailer Towing Tidbits?

Don't sit in the left hand lane! Please! 8-) 8-) 8-)
by PoppyA
Tue Jun 06, 2017 8:36 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Pimp my DW's ride.
Replies: 94
Views: 5611

Re: Pimp my DW's ride.

I loved the flat crystal white chevy was toying with around 2010. I don't think they ever came out with it. They showed us the murdered black at the sAme show....guess black won out!
by PoppyA
Fri Jun 02, 2017 3:03 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Favorite Biographies and Memoirs
Replies: 33
Views: 1726

Re: Favorite Biographies and Memoirs

Extraordinary ordinary people - condoleeza rice. Amazing history.
by PoppyA
Fri May 26, 2017 3:20 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Well-made quality handbags
Replies: 32
Views: 3076

Re: Well-made quality handbags

+1 MZ Wallace. I like the baby Jane.
by PoppyA
Tue May 16, 2017 10:47 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Use of Drivers License for air travel
Replies: 20
Views: 1818

Re: Use of Drivers License for air travel

And, you always have the option of flying with no ID but going through a rigorous screening.
by PoppyA
Sat May 06, 2017 11:39 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: 3 Fund Portfolio with TSP help
Replies: 34
Views: 2919

Re: 3 Fund Portfolio with TSP help

So you know, you can currently only place a total of $18,000 in tax sheltered retirement accounts. Here is the IRS info: https://www.irs.gov/retirement-plans/how-much-salary-can-you-defer-if-you-re-eligible-for-more-than-one-retirement-plan If I were you, I would continue to fully fund ($18,000) you...
by PoppyA
Sat May 06, 2017 11:19 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best salads
Replies: 46
Views: 4039

Re: Best salads

Just tasted these peppers for the first time in Sedona: sweets drop peppers. https://www.amazon.com/Sweety-Drop-Peppers-28-Ounce/dp/B00EQ9ACV8/ref=sr_1_1_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1494130917&sr=8-1&keywords=sweety%2Bdrop%2Bpeppers&th=1 Would be great in a salad! This is one of my favorite sal...
by PoppyA
Sat Apr 22, 2017 2:57 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Should some professions tell people how much they make?
Replies: 39
Views: 5073

Re: Should some professions tell people how much they make?

How long have you been in this field?

Are you not making enough money?

I strongly believe you can charge whatever you want as long as you get results. Word of mouth will keep you in business.
by PoppyA
Sat Apr 22, 2017 2:29 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Terminal Cancer Diagnosis for 5 year old: What would you do?
Replies: 32
Views: 5759

Re: Terminal Cancer Diagnosis for 5 year old: What would you do?

Don't forget st. Jude's. Most states have hospitals for children with life threatening issues at no cost to families. Also a second opinion at Dana farmer children's hospital, md Anderson, mayo or Sloan Kettering might be in the cards. I'm sure the family is panicking about getting the best care pos...
by PoppyA
Sun Apr 16, 2017 11:21 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: General retirement questions
Replies: 24
Views: 3636

Re: General retirement questions

Go to the Wiki and read more here. You will get a weath of info from this site.

Go to the home page.
Look at the top Left.
Use the start here link.

Good luck. You are on your way......!
by PoppyA
Wed Apr 12, 2017 8:08 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Charging Bull and Fearless Girl
Replies: 10
Views: 1594

Re: Charging Bull and Fearless Girl

I love that bull.
I do think FG sucks energy from the bull.
On the other hand, many fearless girls came to America and landed in that part of America. The old customs house is just down the road.
by PoppyA
Mon Apr 10, 2017 7:11 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: You can never go "home" - retirement
Replies: 85
Views: 12771

You can never go "home" - retirement

Like many people, I long for the city I grew up in. I have not lived there in over 30 years. I have friends that feel the same way and we do talk about buying homes in the area eventually. The climate I'm talking about is severe (on one of the Great Lakes). Lots of winter months. I would likely keep...
by PoppyA
Sun Mar 26, 2017 11:45 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Nucore flooring
Replies: 1
Views: 377

Re: Nucore flooring

Bump, bump!
by PoppyA
Sat Mar 25, 2017 8:49 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Nucore flooring
Replies: 1
Views: 377

Nucore flooring

Does anyone have experience with this waterproof flooring? I am wondering about durability, quietness when walked on, look, any thing you like or dislike, etc.

Thank you!
by PoppyA
Sat Mar 18, 2017 11:02 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Thrivent?
Replies: 1
Views: 267

Thrivent?

Does anyone have any experience with this Lutheran financial service? I am interested in any impressions or comments. A family member is considering moving from Edward Jones to Thrivent for personal investments and a holding spot for business accounts for an inactive business.

TIA
by PoppyA
Fri Mar 17, 2017 8:49 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Camcorder recommendations
Replies: 45
Views: 2347

Re: Camcorder recommendations

VictoriaF, you are too much! That is so cool. Don't forget to post a video! Maybe some Financial advisor humor?
by PoppyA
Mon Mar 06, 2017 4:13 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Feeling a little burnt out - look at my financial health and give me the bad news
Replies: 13
Views: 2271

Re: Feeling a little burnt out - look at my financial health and give me the bad news

I too had a stressful career, and at your age seriously considered leaving for a new career. I stuck it out and was glad I did. As time went one, I found my career cycled out of that low point and found new high points.

I think to some degree it is the natural flow of things.
by PoppyA
Sat Feb 25, 2017 7:38 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: How long to keep paper investment statements
Replies: 13
Views: 1345

Re: How long to keep paper investment statements

It might be prudent to keep the latest one given the malicious goings on in the world re: the internet. I'm not thinking of hacking, I'm thinking of the net being disabled for an extended period of time by a cybor terrorist.

:shock:
by PoppyA
Sat Feb 18, 2017 10:04 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Planning for a long term trip
Replies: 20
Views: 1576

Re: Planning for a long term trip

Yes, call your insurance company. They should have the ability to get you a "travel" waiver to get your mess.
by PoppyA
Tue Feb 14, 2017 8:28 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: How & when to sell lots of a single stock with huge capital gains
Replies: 40
Views: 3072

Re: How & when to sell lots of a single stock with huge capital gains

I'd wait a bit and see if we get a new tax structure given Trumps talk of restructuring.
by PoppyA
Sun Feb 12, 2017 11:05 am
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: welcome home bogleheads.org
Replies: 30
Views: 3356

Re: welcome home bogleheads.org

Thank you free market and Larry!
by PoppyA
Sun Feb 12, 2017 10:59 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: RMDs and TSP Account
Replies: 13
Views: 764

Re: RMDs and TSP Account

The TSP account is separate and aside from any other tax deferred account. You can not take "all" of your RMD's from the TSP, only the TSP RMD. From the TSP web site everything you need to know about TSP RMD: https://www.tsp.gov/PlanParticipation/BeneficiaryParticipants/rmdbp.html After yo...
by PoppyA
Sun Feb 12, 2017 10:50 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Mortgage is paid off, now what?
Replies: 28
Views: 3175

Re: Mortgage is paid off, now what?

Keep in mind you will now be responsible for paying your real estate taxes and insurance. Make sure to budget for it.
by PoppyA
Sun Feb 05, 2017 10:20 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Inheritance in coins
Replies: 18
Views: 2891

Re: Inheritance in coins

It's only $40,000.00. It may seem like a lot to you now, but later in life it won't. I'd hold on to it.

My most recent quotes had silver selling for spot. The ask (sell) & bid (buy) prices change almost daily. Don't be surprised if when you go back to sell, the price is different.
by PoppyA
Sun Feb 05, 2017 12:22 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Inheritance in coins
Replies: 18
Views: 2891

Re: Inheritance in coins

$40,00 in face value, or by weight, or are they numismatic (collectible)?
by PoppyA
Sat Feb 04, 2017 11:08 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Seeking comfortable car seat
Replies: 19
Views: 1363

Re: Seeking comfortable car seat

Recaro seats are the most comfy. Some Cadillac's have them. Heat/air/multi adjustable.
by PoppyA
Fri Feb 03, 2017 6:21 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Stress & The Mind/ Brain & Sleep & Behavior Modfication
Replies: 19
Views: 2049

Re: Stress & The Mind/ Brain & Sleep & Behavior Modfication

DH listens to waves in Scotland. It's on the phone app "white noise"

Me? Started exercising again and that helps a lot; but what REALLY helps with my stress is taking a Resorative Yoga class.
by PoppyA
Sun Jan 29, 2017 3:23 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Drivers License May not be good for air travel?
Replies: 47
Views: 4659

Re: Drivers License May not be good for air travel?

It is a little known fact that You can fly without government ID, but be prepared to be thoroughly searched.
by PoppyA
Thu Jan 26, 2017 4:23 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: TSP?
Replies: 13
Views: 1627

Re: TSP?

Thank you for the interesting perspectives!
by PoppyA
Thu Jan 26, 2017 8:52 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: TSP?
Replies: 13
Views: 1627

TSP?

I have always looked at the TSP like this:
G=cash
F=bonds
C,S,&I= stocks

Another post here has me questioning this. Do you look at the G as a bond fund?
by PoppyA
Sat Jan 21, 2017 8:23 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Anyone file "decline in value" for property taxes? Advice?
Replies: 26
Views: 2261

Re: Anyone file "decline in value" for property taxes? Advice?

I called and complained once. My taxed assessed value was higher than my neighbors, though my home is among the smallest. The appraisers office told me the neighbors had been assessed too low and would need a review!!
by PoppyA
Thu Jan 19, 2017 6:38 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Possible reality check needed?
Replies: 13
Views: 1069

Re: Possible reality check needed?

Put enough in your tsp to get the full government match. Put a healthy portion of your tsp in the c & s fund, a smaller portion total in f & g. Then enjoy that part of the world!

When you come home, you still have time to save and retire in comfort. Of this I am sure!
by PoppyA
Thu Jan 19, 2017 2:47 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Lost in Swamp in central Fl
Replies: 27
Views: 3354

Re: Lost in Swamp in central Fl

I'd put it in a locally owned bank until you decide how to better invest it. Citizens Bank would be my choice.
by PoppyA
Mon Jan 09, 2017 2:05 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How to replace shower arm pipe? Plumbing question.
Replies: 26
Views: 1860

Re: How to replace shower arm pipe? Plumbing question.

I'd replace the escutcheon. Then take some tin foil, crumple it, and rub it over the rust. That should take care of the rust. Then as previously mentioned, cover the arm with wax.
by PoppyA
Mon Jan 09, 2017 11:52 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Teeth whitening
Replies: 38
Views: 3899

Re: Teeth whitening

My dental hygienist told me swishing hydrogen peroxide twice a day works. I tried it, it worked. So use it until you get desired results, then stop
by PoppyA
Mon Jan 09, 2017 11:42 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Turned 30! Women's advice for skin care??
Replies: 60
Views: 3431

Re: Turned 30! Women's advice for skin care??

I'm no beauty queen, but I have never been a fan of putting chemicals on my body, or abusing my hair. My hairdresser always tells me my hair is super healthy. I use shampoo, and once in a while conditioner. When I was a kid, there was no such thing as conditioner. I think it is more of a marketing g...
by PoppyA
Wed Jan 04, 2017 10:31 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Kansas City trip advice
Replies: 23
Views: 1773

Re: Kansas City trip advice

If you are into cooking, they have a fantastic kitchen store: https://prydeskitchen.com/

The hallmark card co. Has a tour. I have not been on it, but wished I had.
by PoppyA
Wed Jan 04, 2017 2:19 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Surprise financial disaster, severe debt $300K caused by brother-in-law - Please help!
Replies: 221
Views: 45193

Re: Surprise financial disaster, severe debt $300K caused by brother-in-law - Please help!

BIL has a post office box somewhere. Look at the documents carefully (or follow him) An accountant could reconstruct her income/out go and tell you what is/If anything is missing. Basically it is reconstructing her financial life through financial statements, bills, etc. It is not hard to do, just l...
by PoppyA
Tue Jan 03, 2017 9:27 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Tile flooring - hard on the ole bones?
Replies: 18
Views: 1823

Re: Tile flooring - hard on the ole bones?

Thank you! Very informative!
by PoppyA
Tue Jan 03, 2017 3:51 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Tile flooring - hard on the ole bones?
Replies: 18
Views: 1823

Tile flooring - hard on the ole bones?

Happy new year BH's! I've searched the archives and did not find any info on this topic. We are getting ready to replace our current flooring. We have a combo of carpet and ceramic tile. We have been told our cement slab is not conducive to vinyl flooring because of condensation. WE ARE NOT INTEREST...
by PoppyA
Sun Jan 01, 2017 12:40 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Scenic train trip?
Replies: 21
Views: 1837

Re: Scenic train trip?

Why not just take a train across all of Canada. It is majical!

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