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by katwillny
Mon Jun 26, 2017 9:38 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Television Provider Options 2017
Replies: 16
Views: 765

Re: Television Provider Options 2017

I recently posted a similar dilemma, cutting the cord that is not the moving part. We found that we didn't need to pay almost 200$ a month for internet and tv service. So we kept internet and lowered the tv package to the absolute minimum to the point we don't even need a cable box. So our bill is 8...
by katwillny
Sat Jun 24, 2017 8:23 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Thoughts on FHLC [Fidelity MSCI Health Care Index]
Replies: 5
Views: 484

Re: Thoughts on FHLC [Fidelity MSCI Health Care Index]

Sure, healthcare as an industry may do well in the future but who is to say they will outperform technology or financials, or any other industry sector? For example, would you bet on Johnson & Johnson (top holding of FHLC) or Apple (top holding of VTI)? Who knows. Great point and thanks for tak...
by katwillny
Thu Jun 22, 2017 8:36 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Thoughts on FHLC [Fidelity MSCI Health Care Index]
Replies: 5
Views: 484

Thoughts on FHLC [Fidelity MSCI Health Care Index]

With all the renewed talks about healthcare reform and more importantly with the aging baby boomer generation I am thinking of investing a small percentage of my Roth IRA into this fund. I work in healthcare IT and I see how healthcare companies are changing processes to optimize earnings. The amoun...
by katwillny
Thu Jun 22, 2017 8:26 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Virgin Mobile unlimited talk, text, data for $1?
Replies: 9
Views: 1044

Re: Virgin Mobile unlimited talk, text, data for $1?

Our verizon unlimited plan is $347 for 4 phones. I want to throw up every time i see that bill. We have one Iphone7Plus, one Iphone7 one Iphone6plus and one Iphone6. For all of which we pay the device payment monthly. after this go around with them i am going to a more affordable plan. .
by katwillny
Wed Jun 21, 2017 8:25 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Cancelled Cable TV Service Today... [Downsized cable service
Replies: 26
Views: 2749

Re: Cancelled Cable TV Service Today... [Downsized cable service

Thanks everyone for taking the time to post your stories of cutting the cord. So an update since my original post. I am a systems analyst and have been with my company for the past 15 years with a two year break in between. Yesterday I took a hail marry shot and asked my director if the company woul...
by katwillny
Mon Jun 19, 2017 10:31 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI
Replies: 2370
Views: 721697

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI

Just picked up Jason Kelly's "Neatest little guide to stock market investing" and Spencer Jakab's Heads I win, Tails I Win". Will start reading tomorrow night.
by katwillny
Mon Jun 19, 2017 9:34 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: selling before the 30 day period FSTA [Fidelity Consumer Staples Index]
Replies: 4
Views: 388

Re: selling before the 30 day period FSTA

I am confused. Why would you wait 30 days if it's a fund you don't want to own? What does 30 days have to do with it?[/quote] Fidelity has a not trade fee funds for which there is a 30 day waiting period until you sell or you will be charge the commission fee on both the purchase and the sell. Im th...
by katwillny
Mon Jun 19, 2017 1:32 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Cancelled Cable TV Service Today... [Downsized cable service
Replies: 26
Views: 2749

Re: Cancelled Cable TV Service Today... [Downsized cable service

flamesabers wrote:
OP, are you renting a modem for your Internet connection? If so, buying your own modem would be a good way to reduce your overall bill even more.

I didn't know that was an option. I though I had to use their modem/router? How does one go about that ? Pardon my ignorance on the subject.
by katwillny
Mon Jun 19, 2017 1:30 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Cancelled Cable TV Service Today... [Downsized cable service
Replies: 26
Views: 2749

Re: Cancelled Cable TV Service Today... [Downsized cable service

Ruger wrote:I'm surprised they weren't willing to work with you to keep you as a cable customer.
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Oh but they did. After placing me on hold for about 2 minutes they came back with "great news" she was able to save me a whopping $15.
by katwillny
Mon Jun 19, 2017 10:43 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Cancelled Cable TV Service Today... [Downsized cable service
Replies: 26
Views: 2749

Re: Cancelled Cable TV Service Today... [Downsized cable service

One of the determining factors in downsizing for us is the fact that both or our children who are teenagers do all of their content consumption on their phones, not the tv. This wasnt always the case, but now they mostly watch Netflix or Amazon Prime. In the summer time they are rarely indoors so it...
by katwillny
Sun Jun 18, 2017 6:38 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Do You Pay for an Oil Change?
Replies: 129
Views: 7485

Re: What Do You Pay for an Oil Change?

It seems a bit high, but then again I have been doing my own oil changes for over 20 years. I get Amsoil synth oil and filter and do it every 15k miles. The oil I get is rated for 25k miles but I just don't feel waiting that long. I usually pay $29 for all materials and on average it takes me 15 min...
by katwillny
Sun Jun 18, 2017 2:51 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Cancelled Cable TV Service Today... [Downsized cable service
Replies: 26
Views: 2749

Cancelled Cable TV Service Today... [Downsized cable service

...Well not in its entirety. After finally getting fed up with the cable company's high cost, I finally decided to call and asked about a lower plan. After hearing the rep's dismay and shock that someone can actually survive without cable tv service, I was rudely informed that I was already at the l...

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