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by bigk
Thu Sep 28, 2017 9:47 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: My New Car Buying Tips
Replies: 238
Views: 57874

Re: My New Car Buying Tips

I bought my Honda Pilot Touring last night and got what I think is a very good deal (at least for the Washington DC area) using denovo's strategy. This was my first new car purchase, and this thread was extremely helpful for me, so I wanted to share the details of my experience. At the end of the da...
by bigk
Tue Sep 26, 2017 10:24 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: My New Car Buying Tips
Replies: 238
Views: 57874

Re: My New Car Buying Tips

Thank you all, particularly denovo, for the great information in this thread. I am currently in the process of buying a Honda Pilot Touring with denovo's strategy, but I'm running into a snag with the second round numbers. I contacted 14 dealers and heard back from 10 within 24 hours. 4 have not res...
by bigk
Mon Aug 11, 2014 10:13 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best websites to buy quality meat for grilling?
Replies: 22
Views: 14799

Re: Best websites to buy quality meat for grilling?

If you're interested in grass fed/pastured meats I highly recommend U.S. Wellness Meats out of Missouri. Shipping is very reasonable and I have been very happy with all of the products I have ordered from them. http://www.grasslandbeef.com
by bigk
Fri Jun 28, 2013 11:19 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Quality Sunglasses
Replies: 52
Views: 9434

Re: Quality Sunglasses

I've been a big fan of Wiley-X for several years now. They're geared toward bikers and military. I bought my first pair after reading that our special forces use these glasses. Anything that is good enough for our special ops is good enough for me. Very reasonably priced as well.
by bigk
Thu Jun 16, 2011 9:34 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Appraisal came in low
Replies: 21
Views: 3515

Pay the PMI and pay down the loan as quickly as possible; the moment you go below 80% LTV you can request the PMI removed. It seems that banks are making it very hard to get PMI removed once you have it, so I wouldn't go this route. My experience last year was that I bought my house, put down 10% a...
by bigk
Tue Feb 15, 2011 9:26 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Gain Harvesting AND Loss Harvesting with ETFs
Replies: 8
Views: 854

Thanks sscritic for pointing out what should have been obvious! I think I'll just stick to the loss harvesting!
by bigk
Mon Feb 14, 2011 11:49 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Gain Harvesting AND Loss Harvesting with ETFs
Replies: 8
Views: 854

The wash sale rule doesn't apply to sales for a gain. And the second step wouldnt be a wash sale if you sold SPY and bought VTI for example.
by bigk
Mon Feb 14, 2011 11:31 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Gain Harvesting AND Loss Harvesting with ETFs
Replies: 8
Views: 854

Gain Harvesting AND Loss Harvesting with ETFs

First off, I'd like to thank everyone for all of the great information on this site. I've been lurking around for a few months, but I figured it's time for me to officially join! To my question, my personal investments are currently invested in a diversified all-ETF portfolio. For the most part, I p...