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by island
Tue Dec 12, 2017 11:53 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Dad Needs Help Buying Wedding Liquor
Replies: 62
Views: 5238

Re: Dad Needs Help Buying Wedding Liquor

Vermouth? People drink that and the 1980's college girl drink, white Zin? Maybe a regional thing, but I'd Nix those.
Replace with tequilla for margaritas and a sparkling wine like Prosecco.
by island
Tue Dec 12, 2017 11:47 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Dad Needs Help Buying Wedding Liquor
Replies: 62
Views: 5238

Re: Dad Needs Help Buying Wedding Liquor

Just finished off an old bottle of Chambord that I bought in 2008, finally tried it in mix for french toast and found it to be yummy. Haven't owned any vermouth for decades. Here's what I use my bottle of Chambord for. Berry bundt cake. Delish. Not in a heart shaped pan though. https://www.williams...
by island
Tue Dec 05, 2017 4:20 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: carry on luggage, 4 wheel spinner or 2 wheel rollaboard?
Replies: 29
Views: 1728

carry on luggage, 4 wheel spinner or 2 wheel rollaboard?

Need to get a new carry on and wheels are a must. Would you recommend a 4 wheel spinner or 2 wheel rollaboard and why? My last had 2 wheels and I had no problems wheeling that. I know the 4 wheel spinners are the latest and maneuver easily, but I've read they don't wheel well over carpet, get stuck ...
by island
Tue Nov 07, 2017 11:08 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Questions about durable power of attorney in PA
Replies: 3
Views: 423

Re: Questions about durable power of attorney in PA

Bump. Any PA residents out there? Thank you.
by island
Mon Nov 06, 2017 12:30 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Questions about durable power of attorney in PA
Replies: 3
Views: 423

Questions about durable power of attorney in PA

Does a resident of PA need an attorney to create durable power of attorney documents for financial and health care concerns if becomes incapacitated? Any suggestions for a reliable up to date website that explains requirements and provides the correct forms if there are standard ones? I don't live i...
by island
Mon Oct 30, 2017 3:16 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: When the cold wind comes, I go where the dahlias bloom
Replies: 32
Views: 2625

Re: When the cold wind comes, I go where the dahlias bloom

...I'm not sure I could take the politics or lifestyle of Florida or Arizona though... I wouldn't plan on running for office or otherwise getting involved in local politics. I'd just want to escape the hell which is winter here in the northeast. Each year it seems to get more and more difficult for...
by island
Sun Oct 29, 2017 4:11 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: When the cold wind comes, I go where the dahlias bloom
Replies: 32
Views: 2625

Re: When the cold wind comes, I go where the dahlias bloom

...I'm not sure I could take the politics or lifestyle of Florida or Arizona though... I wouldn't plan on running for office or otherwise getting involved in local politics. I'd just want to escape the hell which is winter here in the northeast. Each year it seems to get more and more difficult for...
by island
Sun Oct 29, 2017 3:47 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: What is on your Pre and/or Post Retirement Bucket List?
Replies: 23
Views: 1887

Re: What is on your Pre and/or Post Retirement Bucket List?

Interesting question. Not retired yet and so far no retirement bucket list plan. When I hear or read "what do you want to do in retirement?" All I can think of is " I just want to be". I work in healthcare where almost every minute of my day is prescheduled far in advance. There is no, I think I'll ...
by island
Sun Oct 29, 2017 3:19 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: When the cold wind comes, I go where the dahlias bloom
Replies: 32
Views: 2625

Re: When the cold wind comes, I go where the dahlias bloom

I'm also curious how people do it. What is your primary residence and who takes care if it while you're gone? I know a few who leave their adult children in charge and they are starting to resent as their the parents time away increases and they have a lot of responsibilities of their own. We're in ...
by island
Sun Oct 08, 2017 6:16 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: What do you do with your empty inkjet cartridges?
Replies: 22
Views: 1669

Re: What do you do with your empty inkjet cartridges?

Recycle, don't throw in trash.
In my area Staples, Best Buy, and probably others will take them to recycle and give coupons to purchase new at a discount.

If that's not an option, check with your city trash/recycle program for other locations.
by island
Sat Sep 02, 2017 2:42 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: repairman broke washing machine, what would you do?
Replies: 42
Views: 4301

repairman broke washing machine, what would you do?

In a nutshell. 9 year old GE Profile washer was working well, but sounding louder during the spin. The matching dryer is fine. Contacted a certified GE repair person about the washer, repair was recommended after initial appt and when came back to replace a part yesterday, he was unable to remove a ...
by island
Sun Aug 20, 2017 3:46 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How far would you travel to see The Eclipse?
Replies: 259
Views: 16180

Re: How far would you travel to see The Eclipse?

OP like you we live in S CA and my spouse decided last week he was going to go to Idaho to see it. I thought he was nuts when he mentioned it and for once I was glad I had a job that requires planning for time off months in advance. His sister and some others had planned for this well in advance and...
by island
Sun Jul 30, 2017 4:09 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: How to protect preowned individual assets when not married and own home together
Replies: 11
Views: 1044

Re: How to protect individual assets when not married and own home together

Common Law state? As mentioned it's California. Community property state, I just added that to the original post. Thanks. As for common law, I don't know. I don't know if a state can be both common and community. Will have to check that out. California does not have common law marriage - however, i...
by island
Sat Jul 29, 2017 2:55 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: How to protect preowned individual assets when not married and own home together
Replies: 11
Views: 1044

Re: How to protect individual assets when not married and own home together

Depending on applicable state law, how the home ownership is "titled" might make a difference. One thing I would suggest is consulting an experienced attorney in the various types of such ownership and, possibly, take action to protect assets. With regard to title, are you talking about the home th...
by island
Sat Jul 29, 2017 2:36 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: How to protect preowned individual assets when not married and own home together
Replies: 11
Views: 1044

Re: How to protect individual assets when not married and own home together

Depending on applicable state law, how the home ownership is "titled" might make a difference. One thing I would suggest is consulting an experienced attorney in the various types of such ownership and, possibly, take action to protect assets. With regard to title, are you talking about the home th...
by island
Sat Jul 29, 2017 2:32 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: How to protect preowned individual assets when not married and own home together
Replies: 11
Views: 1044

Re: How to protect individual assets when not married and own home together

OZAR wrote:Common Law state?

As mentioned it's California. Community property state, I just added that to the original post. Thanks.
As for common law, I don't know. I don't know if a state can be both common and community. Will have to check that out.
by island
Sat Jul 29, 2017 2:22 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: How to protect preowned individual assets when not married and own home together
Replies: 11
Views: 1044

How to protect preowned individual assets when not married and own home together

Coworker's situation... In a long term relationship (9 years?), but not married and no desire to do so. She and BF own a home together in CA ( community property state) both on title, morgage and share all expenses that go with it, "commingled" ( her term) with regard to THAT asset and both have wil...
by island
Sun Jul 23, 2017 7:32 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How to view internet slideshows on 1 page?
Replies: 4
Views: 537

Re: How to view internet slideshows on 1 page?

Sometimes I come across internet slide shows I want to view, like home organization ideas, or shoes, but I don't want to click through 50 slides...or even 10 slides. So annoying. I recall someone on this site posted info on how to change something to allow viewing on one page. Try Deslide . It does...
by island
Sun Jul 23, 2017 7:14 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: What's you safety deposit box fee?
Replies: 50
Views: 3720

What's you safety deposit box fee?

if you have a safety deposit box can you please tell me what bank or credit union you use, what size, what you pay for it, and if you receive any discount for keeping a minimum balance there? We have one at our local BoA branch and even with 2 direct deposit paychecks, balances to keep free checking...
by island
Sun Jul 23, 2017 2:05 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: When doing retirement planning, do you count your spouse's savings?
Replies: 42
Views: 4418

Re: When doing retirement planning, do you count your spouse's savings?

We do. All our finances have been joint from day one. We were married 10 or 11 years by your age, saving, but certainly not crunching numbers for retirement projections at that age.
by island
Sun Jul 23, 2017 1:59 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How to view internet slideshows on 1 page?
Replies: 4
Views: 537

Re: How to view internet slideshows on 1 page?

Thanks will look for that setting.
by island
Sat Jul 22, 2017 9:33 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How to view internet slideshows on 1 page?
Replies: 4
Views: 537

How to view internet slideshows on 1 page?

Sometimes I come across internet slide shows I want to view, like home organization ideas, or shoes :D, but I don't want to click through 50 slides...or even 10 slides. So annoying. I recall someone on this site posted info on how to change something to allow viewing on one page. It was at least a y...
by island
Mon Jul 10, 2017 9:02 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Coyote control
Replies: 66
Views: 4847

Re: Coyote control

If you can't do a fence sounds like you can't do anything about the coyotes, but what about the "idiot" neighbors? Have you talked to them, shown them the video? I would.
by island
Sun Jul 09, 2017 3:38 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: how to destroy hard disk with personal info
Replies: 99
Views: 8807

Re: how to destroy hard disk with personal info

Unless you are a target of a Nation State then physically damaging such as drilling should be a good enough measure. Yes, good one. The sledgehammer/drill/screwdriver method is probably good enough for normal people's financial and tax records. Spies, on the other hand, need to send it through a re...
by island
Sun Jul 09, 2017 3:32 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: how to destroy hard disk with personal info
Replies: 99
Views: 8807

Re: how to destroy hard disk with personal info

I take the platters out and smash them. I've never seen a hard drive I could not take apart. Are you sure you looked hard enough for the screws? Usually Torx. Sometimes hidden under labels, stickers, etc The fasteners I see look like rivets, well more like a tiny rivet with a smooth round indentati...
by island
Sun Jul 09, 2017 3:19 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: any way to eat healthier at Subway (or any other quick lunch ideas)
Replies: 102
Views: 5913

Re: any way to eat healthier at Subway (or any other quick lunch ideas)

Curious, what do you eat (and drink) when not at work? Ever go to other restos or do you make all your own meals, only buy non-processed and organic fruits and veggies?
by island
Sun Jul 09, 2017 3:09 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: how to destroy hard disk with personal info
Replies: 99
Views: 8807

how to destroy hard disk with personal info

Have 5 hard disks from non working computers, all have some tax and financial info. Died before anything could be wiped, not that I'd trust that's enough anyway. Other than taking them somewhere to be shredded for $40+ a pop, can I do it myself? I've found a few threads and Googled for info. Nothing...
by island
Mon May 29, 2017 3:30 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: High School Graduation Gifts
Replies: 21
Views: 2531

Re: High School Graduation Gifts

This is a very timely topic. I like the book idea from physics teacher. What is the expectation on thank you notes? We rarely receive thank you from checks or gifts we send, which is frustrating. Is there an easy way to bring it up? Taking a few minutes to write a note or even an email goes a long ...
by island
Mon May 29, 2017 1:21 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Play Money for Spouse....
Replies: 138
Views: 11856

Re: Play Money for Spouse....

You are married. Finances are joint. She does not need your permission for specific expenses. You do need agreement on overall budget and types of expenses that are OK or not OK. Whoa! As I said in my OP, this is her request, not mine! She is welcome to spend whatever she wants from our joint accou...
by island
Sun May 21, 2017 7:07 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: No estate plan, are DIYs wills good enough for now? CA residents need ASAP
Replies: 18
Views: 1818

Re: No estate plan, are DIYs wills good enough for now? CA residents need ASAP

RudyS wrote:And powers of attorney, general and healthcare.
Yes. At least the healthcare legalities are taken care of.
by island
Sun May 21, 2017 7:04 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: No estate plan, are DIYs wills good enough for now? CA residents need ASAP
Replies: 18
Views: 1818

Re: No estate plan, are DIYs wills good enough for now? CA residents need ASAP

Seems like you should see an attorney. You have mid 7 figure assets. You can easily afford it if you make the time for it. The cost has never been a concern. As mentioned, it's deciding on the split when both of us are gone that's held us up. It's not a simple equal share situation. lso as mentione...
by island
Sun May 21, 2017 5:39 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: No estate plan, are DIYs wills good enough for now? CA residents need ASAP
Replies: 18
Views: 1818

Re: No estate plan, are DIYs wills good enough for now? CA residents need ASAP

Thanks for the replies. Just to clarify, the only concern right now is to ease the transfer and protect the assets going to the spouse if the worst should should happen regarding the surgery. Both realize they could both go up in a puff of smoke at any moment, but the event 2 weeks from now is the c...
by island
Sun May 21, 2017 2:32 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: No estate plan, are DIYs wills good enough for now? CA residents need ASAP
Replies: 18
Views: 1818

No estate plan, are DIYs wills good enough for now? CA residents need ASAP

In a nutshell... Procrastinating married couple in CA who have no estate plans in place yet, not even wills. One spouse is having surgery in about 2 weeks and it gets one thinking... Couple has mid 7 figure assets and a greatly appreciated morgage free home all jointly owned and titled. All assets g...
by island
Sun May 14, 2017 3:44 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Costco Kirkland Signature Cookware vs Calphalon?
Replies: 29
Views: 9804

Re: Costco Kirkland Signature Cookware vs Calphalon?

Do you have to get an aluminum based & non stick cookware? As a person who cooks 3-4 times a week; and hosts a large party (10+) every 2 months I strongly recommend quality stainless steel cookware. Yes, they cost most money but I guarantee you won't be disappointed. Have an AllcLad set which I bou...
by island
Sun May 14, 2017 2:25 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Replace floor BEFORE or AFTER New Cabinets?
Replies: 30
Views: 3730

Re: Replace floor BEFORE or AFTER New Cabinets?

Flooring last is typically what I see here, but figured into the calculations, because often seems to extend under some appliances. Please consider giving your wife credit for knowing her own mind and that she wants a kitchen update for herself, not that she's been brainwashed by HGTV or the neighbo...
by island
Sun May 14, 2017 2:19 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Anyone catching the CNBC movie Madoff: from Millions to Billions???
Replies: 15
Views: 4934

Re: Anyone catching the CNBC movie Madoff: from Millions to Billions???

davidkw wrote:It is four hours, tonight and again tomorrow
Oh, so even worse. :D
by island
Sun May 14, 2017 2:15 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Costco Kirkland Signature Cookware vs Calphalon?
Replies: 29
Views: 9804

Re: Costco Kirkland Signature Cookware vs Calphalon?

Like you, I new pots and pans too and can't decide. I want non-stick that isn't too heavy with handles that don't get hot. I looked at the first 2 sets you noted. Found the Kirkland weight and handle angle more comfortable, but read handles get hot so nixed it. Handles get hot on the second set too ...
by island
Sun May 14, 2017 1:43 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Do I have a problem in the backyard in need of a professional?
Replies: 34
Views: 4922

Re: Do I have a problem in the backyard in need of a professional?

Well, learn something new everyday. Never seen or heard of these before this post.
by island
Sat May 06, 2017 2:28 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Recs for moisturizer w sunscreen please.
Replies: 15
Views: 1754

Re: Recs for moisturizer w sunscreen please.

Thanks for the suggestions, will check them out. I know nothing about the non US options.
by island
Mon May 01, 2017 8:06 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Backdoor Roth Multiple Times During Year
Replies: 4
Views: 714

Re: Backdoor Roth Multiple Times During Year

That will work, but no need to wait a week. I usually only wait long enough that the money transfer is recorded on both ends. Maybe I'm misunderstanding what you wrote, but you also don't need to open a new TIRA every time. I started doing backdoor ROTH conversions about 4-5 years ago. I opened a TI...
by island
Sun Apr 30, 2017 10:35 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Favorite Financial Indulgences
Replies: 78
Views: 8784

Re: Favorite Financial Indulgences

A coffee and a pastry, a candy bar or an ice cream are "financial" indulgences? Seriously? :confused OK better keep working and saving kids! :twisted: Yep, Starbucks and a pastry is a financial indulgence from my perspective. But it was a latte not a coffee. I will work harder to met your expectati...
by island
Sun Apr 30, 2017 10:29 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Interesting Tax Guide - 2017
Replies: 18
Views: 3173

Re: Interesting Tax Guide - 2017

Thanks for the link. I downloaded the freebie and will check it out.
by island
Sun Apr 30, 2017 9:04 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Favorite Financial Indulgences
Replies: 78
Views: 8784

Re: Favorite Financial Indulgences

A coffee and a pastry, a candy bar or an ice cream are "financial" indulgences? Seriously? :confused OK better keep working and saving kids! :twisted: Yep, Starbucks and a pastry is a financial indulgence from my perspective. But it was a latte not a coffee. I will work harder to met your expectati...
by island
Sun Apr 30, 2017 7:33 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Favorite Financial Indulgences
Replies: 78
Views: 8784

Re: Favorite Financial Indulgences

A coffee and a pastry, a candy bar or an ice cream are "financial" indulgences? Seriously? :confused OK better keep working and saving kids! :twisted:
by island
Sun Apr 30, 2017 1:57 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Recs for moisturizer w sunscreen please.
Replies: 15
Views: 1754

Recs for moisturizer w sunscreen please.

I'm looking for some sunscreen products for my face that aren't irritating to skin or eyes. 1. A good moisturizer with sunscreen that I can wear everyday. 2. A straight sunscreen for my face if I'm out playing. Tried Neutrogena for sensitive skin a few times and ended up with dry red chapped skin th...
by island
Sat Apr 29, 2017 9:41 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Old 401ks and Backdoor Roth. What to do?
Replies: 8
Views: 597

Re: Old 401ks and Backdoor Roth. What to do?

If fund choices and expenses are better just leave the 401K as is. My DH did that with an old 401K. Left it in place for probably 15 years! Company was bought a few times and the 401K custodians also changed, but there was never a problem with those changes or keeping track of it. Not like he was ob...
by island
Tue Apr 25, 2017 8:29 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: co-worker had a baby, chipping in on gift- how much?
Replies: 57
Views: 4693

Re: co-worker had a baby chipping in on gift- how much?

$20 seems reasonable, I'd have no problem with that, but as you can see from the responses many do, for various reasons.
Best to ignore the opinions of anonymous strangers on the internet and make up your own mind.