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by emanuel_v19
Tue Mar 06, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Road trip to National Parks in Pacific/Mountain States.
Replies: 15
Views: 2180

Re: Road trip to National Parks in Pacific/Mountain States.

Yes, I have decided to go for 3 months instead :happy
by emanuel_v19
Mon Mar 05, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Road trip to National Parks in Pacific/Mountain States.
Replies: 15
Views: 2180

Re: Road trip to National Parks in Pacific/Mountain States.

Thank you so much for the suggestions. I will request 2 months off instead and if they don't approve I will leave my employer :sharebeer This being said(going to Banff/Jasper) how is the process crossing the border with my vehicle? Especially if I take my dog with me. Will it be an easy process? Do ...
by emanuel_v19
Sun Mar 04, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Road trip to National Parks in Pacific/Mountain States.
Replies: 15
Views: 2180

Road trip to National Parks in Pacific/Mountain States.

Hello all, Ever since a kid I have always wanted to go to Montana. To be sincere, I have no idea why. It must have been an old picture that my dad showed me when he used to work in the Idaho fields? Irrelevant and strange, but who knows! I feel it is the right moment in my life to go and discover so...
by emanuel_v19
Thu Feb 08, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Change in "career", PA or Optometry?
Replies: 79
Views: 7185

Re: Change in "career", PA or Optometry?

Hello all, I am at a point in my life where I want to begin a rewarding journey for myself and I want to pursue a medical position as a career. I would appreciate some insight and any words of advice would be much appreciated. PA or Optometry? About me: 31yrs Working in odd jobs all my life (curren...
by emanuel_v19
Sun Feb 04, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Change in "career", PA or Optometry?
Replies: 79
Views: 7185

Re: Change in "career", PA or Optometry?

It looks likea scribe is a great position to learn tons of invaluable imformation! Unfortunately, the pay is terrible!(not sure if it pays the bills). I'm steering towards medical assistant at the moment.
by emanuel_v19
Thu Feb 01, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Change in "career", PA or Optometry?
Replies: 79
Views: 7185

Re: Change in "career", PA or Optometry?

To be honest I have not considered anything else. But after doing some research, PA is something I am really liking, on paper at least. Thank you all for shedding light on me. Now, my question regarding preparedness to become a PA is this one. What is the best "career" I can consider to gain the han...
by emanuel_v19
Wed Jan 31, 2018 1:26 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Change in "career", PA or Optometry?
Replies: 79
Views: 7185

Re: Change in "career", PA or Optometry?

Unfortunately, I do not have any flight experience/hours.

But it seems like PA is a bit more flexible and may offer more options in the near future. I will look more into it.

Also, I will volunteer and I hope that I get a feel for which one I like best.
by emanuel_v19
Tue Jan 30, 2018 12:48 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Change in "career", PA or Optometry?
Replies: 79
Views: 7185

Re: Change in "career", PA or Optometry?

Wow! Thank you so much to everyone that has provided me some information. It is obvious I need to do more research in the many fields the health industry provides. It almost seems I should begin my journey with a path that requires less training and move up from there if I desire. I really don't see...
by emanuel_v19
Sun Jan 28, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Change in "career", PA or Optometry?
Replies: 79
Views: 7185

Change in "career", PA or Optometry?

Hello all, I am at a point in my life where I want to begin a rewarding journey for myself and I want to pursue a medical position as a career. I would appreciate some insight and any words of advice would be much appreciated. PA or Optometry? About me: 31yrs Working in odd jobs all my life (current...
by emanuel_v19
Sat Jan 20, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 3601
Views: 1026657

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Empire of the Sun
by emanuel_v19
Wed Jan 17, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Car/Motorcycle Jump Starter?
Replies: 17
Views: 990

Re: Car/Motorcycle Jump Starter?

wander wrote:
Wed Jan 17, 2018 7:07 pm
I bought one for all of my cars at Costco. It has no problem starting up my V8.
Do you happen to know which model it was?
by emanuel_v19
Wed Jan 17, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Car/Motorcycle Jump Starter?
Replies: 17
Views: 990

Car/Motorcycle Jump Starter?

Hello all,

I am looking to purchase a jump starter for my car and motorcycle. At the moment, my car has an 8cyl and after doing some reading, it looks like I need at least 500amps of power to get it going.

Which one do you all recommend? For those that have one or are looking to buy one.

Thanks
by emanuel_v19
Mon Jan 15, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: AirBnB my Van?
Replies: 29
Views: 2989

Re: AirBnB my Van?

Minot wrote:
Sat Jan 13, 2018 9:37 pm
Have you asked AirBnB?
Not yet. Thought I'd ask here 1st.
by emanuel_v19
Mon Jan 15, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: AirBnB my Van?
Replies: 29
Views: 2989

Re: AirBnB my Van?

Teague wrote:
Sat Jan 13, 2018 11:17 pm
So it will be parked. But could there be another option if the weather is really nice?

Like, starry night. Van go?
Most definitely but unfortunately the van isn't in its greatest condition or super reliable either.
by emanuel_v19
Mon Jan 15, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: AirBnB my Van?
Replies: 29
Views: 2989

Re: AirBnB my Van?

arcticpineapplecorp. wrote:
Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:19 pm
is this what you had in mind?

Image
I will watch this tonight for giggles.
by emanuel_v19
Mon Jan 15, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: AirBnB my Van?
Replies: 29
Views: 2989

Re: AirBnB my Van?

F150HD wrote:
Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:13 pm
emanuel_v19 wrote:
Sat Jan 13, 2018 5:00 pm
The van will be parked in the driveway.
um.....did you assume I thought you were renting a moving vehicle? :?:

Again....what does your auto-insurer think of the idea?
It currently is in Non-op status and no insurance. Not sure where I could find this answer for you
by emanuel_v19
Sat Jan 13, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: AirBnB my Van?
Replies: 29
Views: 2989

Re: AirBnB my Van?

Hello, I am curious, do any of you rent a vehicle through AirBnB? That is, for someone to actually sleep in it and not drive it. Is this possible? Or are there other forms or ways I can rent it without using AirBnB? what does your auto-insurer think of the idea? if there's an incident of some kind,...
by emanuel_v19
Fri Jan 12, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: AirBnB my Van?
Replies: 29
Views: 2989

AirBnB my Van?

Hello,

I am curious, do any of you rent a vehicle through AirBnB? That is, for someone to actually sleep in it and not drive it.

Is this possible?

Or are there other forms or ways I can rent it without using AirBnB?
by emanuel_v19
Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: 0W-20 Synthetic Motor Oil
Replies: 58
Views: 7452

Re: 0W-20 Synthetic Motor Oil

If you are really skeptical about any place you go to, then yes, the best thing to do is use conventional oil.

This way you know that you need to change it every so often and have no doubts if they used synthetic or not.
by emanuel_v19
Wed Jan 10, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Help choosing a hatchback- civic, golf, prius and Volvo V60
Replies: 40
Views: 2595

Re: Help choosing a hatchback- civic, golf, prius and Volvo V60

Do you want reliability? the civic is perfect. We've had civics all our life and are ridiculously reliable. I also had a VW GTI. 0 miles and no problems at all but I did take care of it like no other. Parts? Pretty expensive though, so consider that. Do you want fun? The Golf, upgrade to a GTI if yo...
by emanuel_v19
Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:46 pm
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Livesoft at 58,000 posts!
Replies: 36
Views: 3584

Re: Livesoft at 58,000 posts!

Incredible
by emanuel_v19
Thu Jan 04, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: San Jose, CA Area Bogleheads Chapter
Replies: 97
Views: 27092

Re: San Jose, CA Area Bogleheads Chapter

Awesome,

I will be there!

Jose Manuel
by emanuel_v19
Sun Dec 31, 2017 10:52 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Samsung J3 or J7
Replies: 21
Views: 1668

Re: Samsung J3 or J7

Yes, most likely I will get the Moto G5 once it goes below $200. I hope soon because I don't know how much longer my phone will last!
by emanuel_v19
Tue Dec 26, 2017 12:15 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Samsung J3 or J7
Replies: 21
Views: 1668

Re: Samsung J3 or J7

After doing some more research I have made my decision. Not the final decision though...

The Motorola G5 Plus

or

Samsung J7

Which one??

Looks like the G5 is more powerful? Better all around phone?
by emanuel_v19
Mon Dec 25, 2017 11:14 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Samsung J3 or J7
Replies: 21
Views: 1668

Re: Samsung J3 or J7

Can i ask why your not considering the J5? I had one that if I didnt switch plans would still worked great and my cost was 5$ a month. The camera sucked but I like all the other aspects of the phone. It seems they don't offer the J5 through ATT anymore. I could buy the unlocked version but it doesn...
by emanuel_v19
Mon Dec 25, 2017 12:55 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Samsung J3 or J7
Replies: 21
Views: 1668

Samsung J3 or J7

Merry Christmas to all! As much as I don't want to spend money on a smartphone, I think my Iphone 5c is shot. I don't do anything crazy with my phone. A few apps(Uber, Mtb project, Fb, etc...) text, call and that's pretty basic stuff. I am debating between the Samsung J3 or J7. I like the J3 size bu...
by emanuel_v19
Sun Dec 17, 2017 5:04 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Which bike?? Please help.
Replies: 13
Views: 1447

Re: Which bike?? Please help.

I apologize. Here are the links. https://sfbay.craigslist.org/sby/bik/d/kona-pahoehoe-mountain-bike/6405679368.html https://sfbay.craigslist.org/sfc/bik/d/trek-single-track-single/6427840016.html I can also get this one for $300 https://sfbay.craigslist.org/sby/bik/d/2017-trek-marlin-5-extras/642840...
by emanuel_v19
Sun Dec 17, 2017 4:17 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Which bike?? Please help.
Replies: 13
Views: 1447

Which bike?? Please help.

Which bike?? Please help. Hello all, Ok, so here is the breakdown. I am looking for a single speed to ride around town, hit some tracks and get stronger. The latter not really important since I stay active outside of biking but I figured it would be a little help. Anyway, here are my 2 options I fou...
by emanuel_v19
Sun Dec 17, 2017 10:34 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Work bonus Tax question
Replies: 6
Views: 828

Re: Work bonus Tax question

Thank you all. Very helpful.

I figured out why. :sharebeer
by emanuel_v19
Mon Dec 11, 2017 5:18 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Work bonus Tax question
Replies: 6
Views: 828

Work bonus Tax question

Hello all, I received a $1,000 bonus but noticed they taxed about $500. My regular pay checks, bi weekly, get taxed much much lower than $500 and I make more than $1000. Can someone help me understand why I am being taxed so much??? My employer is a private University if that makes any difference.
by emanuel_v19
Tue Dec 05, 2017 8:25 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Want to sell my Bitcoin, but when?
Replies: 90
Views: 9562

Re: Want to sell my Bitcoin, but when?

I would give my opinion but I am still trying to figure how to sell it!
by emanuel_v19
Sat Nov 25, 2017 4:32 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Any BLACK FRIDAY deals for Bogleheads?
Replies: 51
Views: 7559

Re: Any BLACK FRIDAY deals for Bogleheads?

runner3081 wrote:
Fri Nov 24, 2017 11:17 am
$7.99 ZTE Maven phone from BestBuy to use with my FreedomPop free LTE card.

Will make a "music anywhere" player.
How can I get this deal!???
by emanuel_v19
Sat Nov 04, 2017 1:39 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: College student... Financial mess... Need advice...
Replies: 58
Views: 6678

Re: College student... Financial mess... Need advice...

Crudely said, man up and pay the consequences.

I too was in a familiar position back in college but I paid my dues and feel much better now.

Wayyy better in fact :sharebeer

Good luck :happy
by emanuel_v19
Sun Oct 29, 2017 2:33 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Going to SF, Yosemite and Sacramento and NOW PORTLAND
Replies: 49
Views: 3301

Re: Going to SF, Yosemite and Sacramento and NOW PORTLAND

Nice! I can only speak for SF and this is my tiny suggestion. If you enjoy walking, a small jaunty stroll from Union Square to "Local Edition", a speakeasy bar, will give you a nice intro to a potential long night in the city. After your favorite drink, take a walk to China town and enjoy the scener...
by emanuel_v19
Sun Sep 10, 2017 10:33 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 3601
Views: 1026657

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

TomatoTomahto wrote:
Sun Sep 10, 2017 10:04 am
emanuel_v19 wrote:
Sun Sep 10, 2017 9:03 am
Gattaca. Good 90's movie.
Iirc, this might be the only sci-fi movie I've ever enjoyed.
I agree. A good all-around movie, especially the scene where he explains to his brother how he was able to defeat him in the open water. Good lines through out the movie.
by emanuel_v19
Sun Sep 10, 2017 9:03 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 3601
Views: 1026657

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Gattaca. Good 90's movie.
by emanuel_v19
Mon Sep 04, 2017 10:55 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Beginner Mountain Bike
Replies: 59
Views: 4435

Re: Beginner Mountain Bike

Awesome! Thank you!
by emanuel_v19
Fri Sep 01, 2017 2:23 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Beginner Mountain Bike
Replies: 59
Views: 4435

Re: Beginner Mountain Bike

Thank you for all the suggestion. I have made a decision and would really want a hardtail with a lockout front fork if possible. I don't think I need the full suspension. Frankly, I would want the lockout mechanism in the rear shock if I went full suspension but I know that will spike the price whic...
by emanuel_v19
Fri Sep 01, 2017 11:07 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Beginner Mountain Bike
Replies: 59
Views: 4435

Re: Beginner Mountain Bike

Wow! So much information to absorb! I will keep reading for sure. I think I will shoot for an LBS unless I find a grand deal on CL, FB or other avenues.
by emanuel_v19
Wed Aug 30, 2017 10:58 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Beginner Mountain Bike
Replies: 59
Views: 4435

Re: Beginner Mountain Bike

One other thing I wanted to mention. At the moment I am biking with my Giant Escape and I really enjoy it. Could I possibly transform this bike into a "mountain" bike? Will it be sturdy enough? Maybe just get some bigger tires and tougher wheels? That could save me some money right :happy
by emanuel_v19
Wed Aug 30, 2017 10:52 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Beginner Mountain Bike
Replies: 59
Views: 4435

Re: Beginner Mountain Bike

I'd personally forgo the full suspension unless the OP plans are going crazy. I prefer this one for the $600 price range. http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/motobecane/29er-mountain-bikes/fantom-29er-trail-mtb-tcs-xvi.htm With that being said, go to their sister site bikeisland.com and look for a ...
by emanuel_v19
Wed Aug 30, 2017 1:01 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Beginner Mountain Bike
Replies: 59
Views: 4435

Re: Beginner Mountain Bike

Thank you for all the replies! I will look on CL for a used one. I did some deep thinking after reading all the feedback and came to realize I should spend a little less to get my feet wet.
by emanuel_v19
Tue Aug 29, 2017 11:03 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Beginner Mountain Bike
Replies: 59
Views: 4435

Beginner Mountain Bike

Good morning, I may want to get into mountain biking and I was trying to see if anyone here can recommend a good starting bike. $600 is my budget for the bike at the moment. Any recommendations? I was considering this bike. Not sure of the components but I would like to find the most bang for the bu...
by emanuel_v19
Thu Aug 24, 2017 9:23 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Help Painting Wood.
Replies: 15
Views: 2030

Re: Help Painting Wood.

I think water should be good enough but I will experiment with both. I do remember the oil-based stains have a strong odor.
by emanuel_v19
Wed Aug 23, 2017 9:48 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Would you hire an obese nanny?
Replies: 81
Views: 4397

Re: Would you hire an obese nanny?

Being judged on your looks or waistline is just a reality of life. I don't see a problem with it as long as you are not holding anybody to a standard you don't live up to yourself. Maybe your reality? Certainly not mine. I don't see anything wrong with hiring someone with how they look but everythi...
by emanuel_v19
Tue Aug 22, 2017 6:35 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Help Painting Wood.
Replies: 15
Views: 2030

Re: Help Painting Wood.

Gotcha! Thank you. I will try the water-based stains.
by emanuel_v19
Tue Aug 22, 2017 6:35 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Used True SUV recommendations
Replies: 18
Views: 2027

Re: Used True SUV recommendations

Toyota Land Cruiser?? or Honda Pilot? My sister has a Honda CR-V and that car has over 300k miles original everything. Now, I assume the Pilot can last longer due to its bigger engine? Perhaps...
by emanuel_v19
Sun Aug 20, 2017 3:42 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Help Painting Wood.
Replies: 15
Views: 2030

Re: Help Painting Wood.

Wow, I was looking at the colors for the stains and I might go that route instead. I just need to see if the odor is lighter than the usual classic stains they have. Thank you! :happy
by emanuel_v19
Sun Aug 20, 2017 11:51 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Help Painting Wood.
Replies: 15
Views: 2030

Re: Help Painting Wood.

I would use a semi-solid or solid wood stain made for indoor / outdoor use if you are not going for a specific color. This will penetrate the wood and last for a very long time in my experience. I will be painting them in different colors but I will be staining them as well so that is good to know!
by emanuel_v19
Sun Aug 20, 2017 9:06 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Help Painting Wood.
Replies: 15
Views: 2030

Re: Help Painting Wood.

They will not be used for hanging clothes. It will be for a project and it's important that the paint does not chip or stain so easy.