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by magicmom
Wed Mar 15, 2017 1:10 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Retirement Fund Date has Passed-Question
Replies: 8
Views: 846

Re: Retirement Fund Date has Passed-Question

I don't think there is a fee to do an exchange in my Roth IRA. Of course there would be a difference in share price. I also hold 2035 and my just move it into there but I like to have 3 funds. :)
I hold 2015 2035 and Star.
by magicmom
Tue Mar 14, 2017 6:20 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Retirement Fund Date has Passed-Question
Replies: 8
Views: 846

Re: Retirement Fund Date has Passed-Question

Thank you for your answers. I chose 2015 a while ago based on the current AA (then). Now it is shifting towards a more conservative allocation. I didn't choose it because of the year but because of the allocations. I like the idea of the Life Strategy Funds and will look into them. I also considered...
by magicmom
Tue Mar 14, 2017 4:38 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Retirement Fund Date has Passed-Question
Replies: 8
Views: 846

Retirement Fund Date has Passed-Question

I have Vanguard Target Retirement Fund 2015 and it has begun shifting the allocation to higher bonds than I want at this time. I am 59 but not ready to retire.I am thinking of shifting a portion or all of 2015 to my 2035 fund. Would that be wise at this time? I have looked at the risk and ER and yie...
by magicmom
Wed Mar 27, 2013 10:34 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How much to replace a watch battery?
Replies: 59
Views: 76333

Re: How much to replace a watch battery?

or invest in a kenetic seiko watch. they last forever.
by magicmom
Wed Mar 13, 2013 2:56 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Type Of Wallet?
Replies: 90
Views: 12026

Re: What Type Of Wallet Do You Prefer?

I prefer one filled with cash.
by magicmom
Sun Mar 10, 2013 5:52 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Casual Wardrobe Advice Wanted
Replies: 65
Views: 12717

Re: Casual Wardrobe Advice Wanted

If you stick with a few colors it is easier to mix and match the pieces you purchase. Congrats on your weightloss!
by magicmom
Sun Jan 27, 2013 6:44 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What do you think of this Comcast deal?
Replies: 8
Views: 1527

Re: What do you think of this Comcast deal?

I had a really hard time with Comcast when someone tried to "Upgrade" me over the phone. I never agreed to it but they started charging me anyway. I ALWAYS called the local number not the 800 one to get someone in my area. But now I don't have to worry about it because I use an antenna and...
by magicmom
Sat Jan 12, 2013 9:45 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: water heater
Replies: 25
Views: 2469

Re: water heater

If it's leaking, I'd shut off the water that goes to the tank, drain it, and replace it ASAP! When the bottom goes, you'll have a flood on your hands. +1 and it could be soon.... It was so full of crap it wouldn't drain but luckily it was in the garage and when the drain valve broke off going down ...
by magicmom
Sat Jan 12, 2013 6:15 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Moving a cat part II
Replies: 14
Views: 1573

Re: Moving a cat part II

Maybe put a shirt with your smell on it in the crate also.
by magicmom
Thu Jan 10, 2013 8:43 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: water heater
Replies: 25
Views: 2469

Re: water heater

It actually still works but is starting to leak around the bottom.
by magicmom
Thu Jan 10, 2013 6:46 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Get a Scanner!
Replies: 69
Views: 8508

Re: Get a Scanner!

Canoscan lide 100 $50.00 Amazon have had it for several years very easy to use.
by magicmom
Thu Jan 10, 2013 6:06 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: water heater
Replies: 25
Views: 2469

water heater

RIP 1989 water heater, you served me well.
by magicmom
Tue Jan 08, 2013 6:10 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Termite contract
Replies: 17
Views: 1558

Re: Termite contract

I did confirm that it is a repair included contract. They come out three times a year and inspect the outside of my house. THey will do an inside inspection if I want to free. They do not treat anymore unless something is found. I guess it is good insurance for the repair, but I still may spray the ...
by magicmom
Sun Jan 06, 2013 7:20 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Termite contract
Replies: 17
Views: 1558

Re: Termite contract

Interesting. I have a grandfathered in contract which does say they will do all the repairs. I think I'll call them tomorrow to confirm that it is still the case. I suppose $182 is worth the precaution. I do think my neighbor had some termite damage when they fixed some water damage on their roof. T...
by magicmom
Sun Jan 06, 2013 10:57 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Termite contract
Replies: 17
Views: 1558

Re: Termite contract

You are in Fla also right? I didn't see any threads on this when I did a search.
by magicmom
Sun Jan 06, 2013 10:38 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Termite contract
Replies: 17
Views: 1558

Termite contract

How many of you pay every year to have your house inspected/treated for termites? Just wondering if this is something I can do myself. Been paying it for almost 20 years, but thinking, never used, can save the $200, and do it myself. Thoughts?
by magicmom
Sun Jan 06, 2013 7:28 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Anyone keep a journal?
Replies: 20
Views: 1856

Re: Anyone keep a journal?

I try to write in my journal several times a week. I have been doing so for around 7 years. I also keep track of what books I read each year.
by magicmom
Sun Jan 06, 2013 7:24 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V
Replies: 3372
Views: 1454294

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V

"Just A Geek" Wil Wheaton
by magicmom
Sat Dec 01, 2012 1:37 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Vacation to Washington DC
Replies: 44
Views: 3553

Re: Vacation to Washington DC

scubadiver wrote:Whatever you do, I strongly recommend a visit to the National Air and Space Museum.


I'll second that.
by magicmom
Sat Dec 01, 2012 7:05 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Vacation to Washington DC
Replies: 44
Views: 3553

Re: Vacation to Washington DC

I stayed at a Doubletree INN in Georgetown. Got off the airplane, got on the MEtro, walked to the hotel. WOke up, got on the MEtro and it took me to the Mall. Walked to Kennedy Center for dinner, and Watergate, just because. I love DC> I'm glad you enjoyed it, but I would NOT recommend staying in G...
by magicmom
Thu Nov 29, 2012 6:17 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Vacation to Washington DC
Replies: 44
Views: 3553

Re: Vacation to Washington DC

I stayed at a Doubletree INN in Georgetown.
Got off the airplane, got on the MEtro, walked to the hotel.
WOke up, got on the MEtro and it took me to the Mall.
Walked to Kennedy Center for dinner, and Watergate, just because.
I love DC>
by magicmom
Thu Nov 29, 2012 6:13 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What kind of car are you driving?
Replies: 368
Views: 35619

Re: What kind of car are you driving?

VictoriaF wrote:
magicmom wrote:HONDA Civic DX 1992 213900K miles


This means that I have another 100k miles of life left in my 1997 Civic DX. Thanks for the implied encouragement. :beer

Victoria


I love my car. Just keep it full of oil.
by magicmom
Wed Nov 28, 2012 8:16 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What kind of car are you driving?
Replies: 368
Views: 35619

Re: What kind of car are you driving?

magicmom wrote:HONDA Civic DX 1992 213900K miles

No I am wrong make that 231900K miles.
even better.


ANd I bought it at 110K miles for $2800.00.
Hows that for frugal?
by magicmom
Wed Nov 28, 2012 6:17 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What kind of car are you driving?
Replies: 368
Views: 35619

Re: What kind of car are you driving?

HONDA Civic DX 1992 213900K miles

No I am wrong make that 231900K miles.
even better.
by magicmom
Mon Nov 12, 2012 4:01 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: dryer booster fans?
Replies: 23
Views: 3142

Re: dryer booster fans?

Is there any way to vent the dryer outside through a different route? Like right through a wall?
PS I use a clothes line then the dryer to fluff.
by magicmom
Mon Nov 05, 2012 6:13 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Done with ING and Capital One
Replies: 13
Views: 1971

Re: Done with ING and Capital One

I use ING but haven't gotten a notice about this issue yet.
by magicmom
Sat Nov 03, 2012 6:33 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Nexus 4, 7 & 10 and JB 4.2 official announcement
Replies: 2
Views: 460

Re: Nexus 4, 7 & 10 and JB 4.2 official announcement

Nexus 7 16gb for myself for christmas. I deserve it.
by magicmom
Sat Nov 03, 2012 6:31 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Star Wars Franchise - What Order?
Replies: 47
Views: 3360

Re: Star Wars Franchise - What Order?

Absolutely release order. I'll bring the popcorn, what time?
by magicmom
Sun Oct 28, 2012 5:19 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Confession + POLL: I succumbed to an iPad mini
Replies: 97
Views: 6323

Re: Confession + POLL: I succumbed to an iPad mini

The reason I will not be buying an iPad mini is that a couple of months ago my wife and I bought the (old, original, $200) Kindle Fires. Can we talk about sunk costs? You mean, I should try dropping it in the toilet and then tell my wife that it won't turn on and I don't know why? I'll take it off ...
by magicmom
Sun Oct 21, 2012 6:31 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Allowing yourself to spend money
Replies: 20
Views: 2186

Re: Allowing yourself to spend money

I usually have a price in mind that I am willing to pay. THen I do the "need" vs. "want" dialogue beforeI decide.
by magicmom
Fri Oct 19, 2012 5:03 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Cable Free at Last!
Replies: 62
Views: 5397

Re: Cable Free at Last!

WHere do I find it?
by magicmom
Fri Oct 19, 2012 4:50 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Cable Free at Last!
Replies: 62
Views: 5397

Re: Cable Free at Last!

I have NEtflix and Roku also. Can anyone suggest some good Free Roku channels to add to my list?
by magicmom
Wed Oct 17, 2012 5:12 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Cable Free at Last!
Replies: 62
Views: 5397

Re: Cable Free at Last!

sscritic wrote:
DTSC wrote:I was thinking about getting Amazon Prime, but how is it different from Netflix?

Netflix won't give you free two day shipping on the new antenna you bought. :)



It was free shipping anyway for over $25.
by magicmom
Tue Oct 16, 2012 1:20 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Cable Free at Last!
Replies: 62
Views: 5397

Re: Cable Free at Last!

parsi1 wrote:What kind of TV antena do you all use to get free HD from air? can you please post a link to a site like amazon that sell that kind of antena.
Thanks


www.antennaweb.org

HEre you can find which antenna works for you.
I personally got the RCA Ant751 from Amazon around $40
by magicmom
Tue Oct 16, 2012 4:44 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Cable Free at Last!
Replies: 62
Views: 5397

Re: Cable Free at Last!

WHat is the set up configuration for windows media center OTA?
by magicmom
Mon Oct 15, 2012 3:03 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Cable Free at Last!
Replies: 62
Views: 5397

Cable Free at Last!

Hooked up my new antenna!!
Cancelled Comcast!!
Have Netflix!!
Yippee!!
$$$$ saved.
by magicmom
Mon Oct 15, 2012 4:48 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Trips of a Lifetime
Replies: 60
Views: 7316

Re: Trips of a Lifetime

USA National Parks- All of them
by magicmom
Wed Sep 19, 2012 4:50 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: BoA Online down
Replies: 7
Views: 703

Re: BoA Online down

I still can't get online.
by magicmom
Tue Sep 18, 2012 5:05 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: The iPad can replace a computer
Replies: 63
Views: 5816

Re: The iPad can replace a computer

I'm not looking to replace my laptop but am looking at the Nexus 7.
by magicmom
Fri Sep 14, 2012 4:47 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Graphing Calculators
Replies: 38
Views: 3808

Re: Graphing Calculators

Yes and get a good one. My son not only uses his in math classes but also in physics and science courses as well.
by magicmom
Wed Jul 11, 2012 6:47 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Changes to My Yahoo Portfolio
Replies: 19
Views: 3014

Re: Changes to My Yahoo Portfolio

That didn't work for me either and it is very annoying to me. My items all seem to be reversed and I can't just glance at the page to see what I want. I almost had an attack because the Dow was at the bottom and I was looking at the numbers for another fund!
by magicmom
Sun Jul 08, 2012 7:19 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Where can I have photos scanned?
Replies: 14
Views: 7993

Re: Where can I have photos scanned?

I bought a scanner on Amazon for $50 and use it to scan my photos. I do one photo album at a time and it has worked perfectly for several years. Canon Canoscan Lide 100.
by magicmom
Fri Jul 06, 2012 6:26 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Photo sites??
Replies: 15
Views: 2055

Re: Photo sites??

I actually use Walgreens. It will store your photos free for as long as you have an account, also free. I make photobooks and they are nice. You can have people go and look at your albums and print out photos they like. I don't know if they have Walgreens where you live.
by magicmom
Fri Jun 22, 2012 8:31 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Buying eyeglasses online?
Replies: 39
Views: 7548

Re: Buying eyeglasses online?

I use zenni also $9.00 I love them!
by magicmom
Sun Jun 17, 2012 3:37 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Reasonable August Vacation Destinations-USA?
Replies: 53
Views: 7686

Re: Reasonable August Vacation Destinations-USA?

My favorite: Horseshoe Canyon Ranch Jasper, Arkansas
by magicmom
Wed Jun 13, 2012 7:05 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: TV show recommendations?
Replies: 506
Views: 200527

Re: What is your favorite TV show?

The Big Bang Theory
Past Favs:
MASH
I Love Lucy
The DIck Van Dyke Show
Star Trek (all)

I love Netflix so I can watch the old ones anytime I want!
by magicmom
Tue Jun 12, 2012 7:41 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: That Frugal Thing You Do
Replies: 535
Views: 121636

Re: That Frugal Thing You Do

I go to the library book sale on bag day and get a whole bag of books for $5.00!

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