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by PoppyA
Wed Jan 31, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Choosing which room to sleep in
Replies: 48
Views: 5041

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: 1920

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: 919

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: 2240

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: 2240

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: 2240

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: 2240

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: 6001

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: 4659

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: 1330

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: 4616

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: 1790

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: 3372

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: 1971

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: 5821

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: 6339

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: 6444

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: 4133

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: 4016

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: 764

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: 17618

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: 7453

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: 2717

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: 1913

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: 605

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: 14605

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: 2601

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: 11652

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: 7181

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: 10353

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: 10191

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: 394

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: 1806

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: 12420

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: 6751

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: 2263

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: 5529

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: 8361

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...
by PoppyA
Mon Jul 10, 2017 8:56 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: "Top 5 posts of all times"
Replies: 17
Views: 4673

Re: "Top 5 posts of all times"

Nice article! Thanks for sharing!
by PoppyA
Sat Jul 08, 2017 10:20 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: A question about GENTLE excercise.............
Replies: 22
Views: 2792

Re: A question about GENTLE excercise.............

+1. Restorative Yoga and Yin Yoga

Ageless yoga sounds great!

"If you can breath, you can do yoga". Don't ever thing you are too old, in such bad physical condition, or have an injury that prevents you from doing Yoga.
by PoppyA
Fri Jul 07, 2017 11:01 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Considering a TSP loan to pay off student loans
Replies: 36
Views: 2972

Re: Considering a TSP loan to pay off student loans

I dont have enough in retirement savings to keep the same AA I have now of 80/20 if I take out the loan, so the loan would put me at a 64/33 AA while we're paying it off. (I only have 150K saved for retirement right now and I would use this loan as the "bond" portion of my AA) 64/33 = 97, your miss...
by PoppyA
Fri Jul 07, 2017 10:47 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Last 80 minutes of my career
Replies: 64
Views: 11357

Re: Last 80 minutes of my career

Awwwww! Sweet!

Ya done good!
by PoppyA
Tue Jul 04, 2017 2:08 pm
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: A Fourth of July Message [Independence Day]
Replies: 13
Views: 1758

Re: A Fourth of July Message [Independence Day]

(((((Taylor)))))

(That's a hug!)
by PoppyA
Sun Jul 02, 2017 9:02 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Best way to dispute/correct IRS bill
Replies: 18
Views: 1974

Re: Best way to dispute/correct IRS bill

Call them. Believe it or not they can be very accommodating!
by PoppyA
Sat Jul 01, 2017 7:56 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Does Quitclaim Deed prevent Title Insurance ?
Replies: 15
Views: 1288

Re: Does Quitclaim Deed prevent Title Insurance ?

Imho, nothing missing.

+1 ABA article
by PoppyA
Sat Jul 01, 2017 6:03 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Does Quitclaim Deed prevent Title Insurance ?
Replies: 15
Views: 1288

Re: Does Quitclaim Deed prevent Title Insurance ?

Deeds have no bearing on a REQUEST for a title search. You pay a standard fee for one. +1 about having your own title search done. Preferable before it is transferred to you. That way you know if there are any leins on the property. Quit claims deeds are usually 1 page documents that attorneys have ...
by PoppyA
Sat Jul 01, 2017 4:49 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Does Quitclaim Deed prevent Title Insurance ?
Replies: 15
Views: 1288

Re: Does Quitclaim Deed prevent Title Insurance ?

Not sure what you are asking, but you could ask for an updated policy.
by PoppyA
Sat Jul 01, 2017 2:22 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Does Quitclaim Deed prevent Title Insurance ?
Replies: 15
Views: 1288

Re: Does Quitclaim Deed prevent Title Insurance ?

Yes, you can get title insurance even though a quit claim deed was used to transfer property. A search of the chain of ownership to the property will tell you if you have a "clean" title. The method of transfer has no bearing unless it was done incorrectly, and that is what the title search (done by...