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by meebers
Wed Aug 17, 2016 8:23 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: VG Prime MM Act vs. Quicken
Replies: 6
Views: 547

Re: VG Prime MM Act vs. Quicken

Doc wrote:Reinvested dividends downloaded from Vanguard don't post correctly on Quicken. You need to change the action from "Div" to "ReinvDiv".



As noted in my first post, VG does d/l them as "ReinvDiv", but the Transaction log on site keeps them as "DIV"
by meebers
Wed Aug 17, 2016 3:43 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: VG Prime MM Act vs. Quicken
Replies: 6
Views: 547

VG Prime MM Act vs. Quicken

Trying to figure out how the VG Prime money market fund works when funds pay dividends. A simple example, if I have a fund that pays $1.00 dividend/month with a cash balance of $1000, the dividend gets added to the cash balance and equals $1001. At the end of 12 months the balance is $1012. If I loo...
by meebers
Tue Aug 16, 2016 7:07 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: HOA Ruling
Replies: 34
Views: 3689

Re: HOA Ruling

Our HOA covenants are constantly being thrown into the wind by changes in our state statutes. Our HOA lawyers follow the state statutes and "dismiss" for the most part, the HOA documents. Of course we could update our Covenants etc. for $$$ but that would be short lived. :confused
by meebers
Thu Aug 11, 2016 2:42 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Heat Pump
Replies: 12
Views: 815

Re: Heat Pump

You might ask your question over here http://hvac-talk.com/vbb/forumdisplay.p ... ntial-HVAC
by meebers
Thu Aug 11, 2016 2:32 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: air conditioning filters
Replies: 36
Views: 2581

Re: air conditioning filters

by meebers
Tue Aug 09, 2016 3:19 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Time to worry about Treasury Direct???
Replies: 31
Views: 3741

Re: Time to worry about Treasury Direct???

I remember the "secret" decoder card used for sign in. :D
by meebers
Sun Jul 31, 2016 12:15 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Aprilaire Humidifier
Replies: 3
Views: 368

Re: Aprilaire Humidifier

I suggest that you ask this same question to this group. http://hvac-talk.com/vbb/forumdisplay.p ... ntial-HVAC
by meebers
Sun Jul 31, 2016 11:58 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Anyone else sick of AT&T internet? Suggestion needed please!
Replies: 7
Views: 549

Re: Anyone else sick of AT&T internet? Suggestion needed please!

No help on this specifically, but I have rid myself of all companies that require a contract. My cable company has no contract and we are on non contract cell phones. I had a "contract" once with ATT for cell phones with a very good rate, they asked me to upgrade because our phones no long...
by meebers
Sun Jul 31, 2016 11:41 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Which financial program to get? Quickbooks vs YNAB vs others
Replies: 47
Views: 2796

Re: Which financial program to get? Quickbooks vs YNAB vs others

I used Quickbooks for about 10 years in a business environment. IMHO it is overkill for personnel finance management. I have used Quicken and Quicken for business for 10+ years and I benefit from a rich history of mostly everything I have done. If you specifically categorize your entries, you can ge...
by meebers
Sun Jul 31, 2016 11:18 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Liking the new Citi CC at Costco
Replies: 194
Views: 31679

Re: Liking the new Citi CC at Costco

The transition has gone basically smooth for me. Had my first auto pay process with success but there was always conflicting info on the web site to what I was actually doing/seeing. I hope this resolves during this next period. The only negative is comparing my quicken downloads from AE and looking...
by meebers
Tue Jul 19, 2016 7:40 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Garage Door Wireless Keypad
Replies: 3
Views: 721

Re: Garage Door Wireless Keypad

Have you tried your GD mfg's website, ensures compatibility
by meebers
Mon Jul 18, 2016 8:23 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Early retirees, at what age did you "retire"? Is it working out?
Replies: 57
Views: 8061

Re: Early retirees, at what age did you "retire"? Is it working out?

I retired when I was 55, but did a "practice" retire several years before just to give me some time to work out the kinks. That was 20 years ago, no kinks yet :mrgreen:
by meebers
Sun Jul 03, 2016 8:10 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: My Excel is 9 yrs old(2007). Update??
Replies: 28
Views: 2025

Re: My Excel is 9 yrs old(2007). Update??

I graduated from College many years ago but am still authorized to retain an .edu email address. They use Outlook, and was pleasantly surprised that one click there will down load Office 2016 without issue. In addition, I get 1TB on one drive for my homework. :D I use to get Office with the HUP prog...
by meebers
Thu Jun 16, 2016 5:06 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Costco and AMEX
Replies: 69
Views: 18362

Re: Costco and AMEX

Blue cash everyday card. What is the best approach

1. Apply on line @ AE
2. Apply on line @ AE and use the RSVP code from snail mail.
3. Sign into AE and accept the offer

If the card is authorized,
1. do they do a "hard" pull? on credit
2. retain past history of the costco/amex card
by meebers
Mon Jun 13, 2016 12:41 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Got a credit card in the mail today I didn't apply for
Replies: 16
Views: 2431

Re: Got a credit card in the mail today I didn't apply for

Similar situation but different twist. I open a Merrile Edge account and as part of the process, you have to have a checking account with the bank. (I refused any physical checks) As a result they sent me a debit card. I also received a Visa card against the brokerage account. Did not want either. H...
by meebers
Tue May 31, 2016 7:21 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Are all cable companies horrible from a customer service standpoint?
Replies: 42
Views: 2281

Re: Are all cable companies horrible from a customer service standpoint?

Bright House has outstanding customer service. They answer the phone and my questions. They're able to fix most things remotely while I'm on the phone with them. Their service people show up on time. Once, they messed up; when I called, they came back the same day to fix it. No charge for either vi...
by meebers
Tue May 31, 2016 7:15 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Are all cable companies horrible from a customer service standpoint?
Replies: 42
Views: 2281

Re: Are all cable companies horrible from a customer service standpoint?

DetroitRick wrote:My experience, 3 different companies over time, yes they are. I've long since cut the cord and only have the high speed internet connection now. Life got better and cheaper.


So who is your "high speed internet connection" with now since you cut the cord :D
by meebers
Wed May 25, 2016 7:25 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Geico or State Farm - auto insurance
Replies: 19
Views: 1796

Re: Geico or State Farm - auto insurance

I have always comparison shopped for Home/Auto every couple of years. Stayed with SF 40+ years until 2010 when I just could not take a $1K premium raise on the home here in Florida. Comparison shopped for a while with out any significant differences in premiums as most insurers would not write "...
by meebers
Sat May 21, 2016 8:43 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: windows 10
Replies: 4
Views: 647

Re: windows 10

Speedtest site I use is speedtest.bhn.net
by meebers
Mon May 09, 2016 7:42 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Alternatives to Quicken 2016?
Replies: 34
Views: 4139

Re: Alternatives to Quicken 2016?

Have been with Q for a very long while, no problems except the ones I introduce myself. I have the 2016 H&B version which by a programming error, was supposed to be $10 off, but it was $10 total. Check slickdeals.net for conformation. The error lasted over the weekend and then was shut down. :D ...
by meebers
Fri Apr 29, 2016 8:09 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How do you stop robo-calls/unwanted calls?
Replies: 60
Views: 5234

Re: How do you stop robo-calls/unwanted calls?

I recorded a "busy signal" on my answering machine, friends know about it. :D
by meebers
Wed Apr 27, 2016 6:53 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Watch Out for Cancellation of Autopay on old Amex Costco Cards
Replies: 9
Views: 1201

Re: Watch Out for Cancellation of Autopay on old Amex Costco Cards

When my credit card was compromised, they immediately gave me a new card. They however did not transfer my autopay to the new card.
by meebers
Wed Apr 13, 2016 8:36 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Help please - Vanguard money market causes Quicken to be incorrect
Replies: 14
Views: 1437

Re: Help please - Vanguard money market causes Quicken to be incorrect

I have been 6 cents off for a year or more. Can't find it. :oops:
by meebers
Wed Apr 13, 2016 8:32 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Home & Auto Insurance in Florida?
Replies: 1
Views: 313

Re: Home & Auto Insurance in Florida?

I have had good luck with AAA.
by meebers
Fri Mar 25, 2016 10:22 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Claming energy credit on my taxes
Replies: 4
Views: 522

Re: Claming energy credit on my taxes

Tx for the info. I have been looking at both the numbers from my 1040 and 5695, making notes and storing the certificates etc and will be putting them in a folder for 2016 (if the instructions/credits remain the same)
by meebers
Thu Mar 24, 2016 7:15 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Claming energy credit on my taxes
Replies: 4
Views: 522

Claming energy credit on my taxes

Greetings, I won't be able to use this until next year, but having a new more efficient air to air heat pump installed next week. There is conflicting advice from non tax experts that say I can claim this on my 1040 via an IRSform 5695. What I get out of it is this applies to geothermal heat pumps, ...
by meebers
Mon Jan 11, 2016 5:13 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What is fair with new damaged and non working appliances
Replies: 6
Views: 909

Re: What is fair with new damaged and non working appliances

Not a pleasant experience to be sure, but I think the seller did all they could. It's not their fault the fridge didn't fit through your front door. It's your responsibility to know this and let them know in advance there would be extra work getting it in the house. Be thankful they took the doors ...
by meebers
Fri Jan 08, 2016 9:53 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What is fair with new damaged and non working appliances
Replies: 6
Views: 909

Re: What is fair with new damaged and non working appliances

Not a pleasant experience to be sure, but I think the seller did all they could. It's not their fault the fridge didn't fit through your front door. It's your responsibility to know this and let them know in advance there would be extra work getting it in the house. Be thankful they took the doors ...
by meebers
Thu Jan 07, 2016 8:22 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Jackpot Now Estimated $700 Million, who's in?
Replies: 149
Views: 7109

Re: Jackpot Now Estimated $700 Million, who's in?

I am back in, only missed the previous one by 6 numbers! Really!
by meebers
Thu Jan 07, 2016 8:14 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What is fair with new damaged and non working appliances
Replies: 6
Views: 909

What is fair with new damaged and non working appliances

Our fridge bit the dust on thanksgiving morning :confused So we eventually decided to renew the kitchen appliances which were 15+ years old. Two weeks for ordering delivery etc. Christmas time slipped it even further. The people we bought it from provided free delivery and take away, but the will on...
by meebers
Thu Jan 07, 2016 7:39 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Gas fireplace for heat
Replies: 26
Views: 2805

Re: Gas fireplace for heat

What kind of cold air draft is present in the room by the doors when these units are off? Any air getting through? Feels cold or is same temp as the rest of the room? With a sealed gas fireplace there's no opening from outside to the inside of the house, therefore no draft at all. They don't have d...
by meebers
Fri Sep 04, 2015 7:36 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Win 10 issues [Windows 10]
Replies: 28
Views: 3604

Re: Win 10 issues

Have you tried this Forum http://www.tenforums.com/installation-setup/ and post you problem.?
by meebers
Fri Aug 07, 2015 12:27 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Insurance Company Property Inspection Notice
Replies: 11
Views: 1381

Re: Insurance Company Property Inspection Notice

My son got a notice from his home owners insurance company. They wanted him to replace the driveway and the concrete in front of the garage due to several cracks or they would not renew.
by meebers
Mon Jul 20, 2015 8:18 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Car alarm worth it?
Replies: 11
Views: 1216

Re: Car alarm worth it?

I had a 75 CJ5 that had the starting solenoid on the fender well. A screw driver and a piece of wire with clips on the ends, and off you go. In light of all that and most manufacturers doing away with traditional type keys, they are going to "push to start" buttons. Do you think that is a ...
by meebers
Mon Jul 20, 2015 7:54 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Car alarm worth it?
Replies: 11
Views: 1216

Car alarm worth it?

The reason I ask, my SIL had a 2006 Toyota SR5, 4 door crew that he just loved. Last Tuesday, he discovered that somebody stole it from the driveway @ 4AM. Today, 6 days later, he received a call from the Tampa Police department @ 1:45 am telling him that they found his truck. It was rolled on the i...
by meebers
Mon Jul 20, 2015 7:38 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Do you hate your vehicle infotainment system?
Replies: 76
Views: 8631

Re: Do you hate your vehicle infotainment system?

We have a 13 Kia Sorento. The audio is just plain terrible either from AM/FM, Siruis, Plug in media etc. The phone sync is so unreliable that we had not used it since it was 2 months old. When connected, the phone quality is noisy, has lots of background noise, Its just clumsy in all areas. The AC, ...
by meebers
Fri Jun 19, 2015 12:59 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: wife's personal info may have been hacked - should we freeze our credit?
Replies: 24
Views: 3402

Re: wife's personal info may have been hacked - should we freeze our credit?

Freezing your credit, does it in any way change your credit score!
by meebers
Thu May 28, 2015 5:15 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Heat pump estimate
Replies: 2
Views: 457

Re: Heat pump estimate

You might try this helpful forum http://ths.gardenweb.com/forums/hvac/
by meebers
Fri May 15, 2015 6:37 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Which Company Do You Have Auto Insurance With?
Replies: 105
Views: 8648

Re: Which Company Do You Have Auto Insurance With?

State Farm for everything for 50+ yrs. Rates doubled about 4 years ago, dropped them. They no longer write Home insurance in my state (FL). Looks like I am the first on this forum to list AAA for everything.
by meebers
Tue Apr 14, 2015 9:07 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How should I name my home Wi-Fi network?
Replies: 55
Views: 6729

Re: How should I name my home Wi-Fi network?

Neighbor named theirs "Virus Farm 42". I am thinking "I can't remember my password"
by meebers
Tue Apr 14, 2015 8:42 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Neighbor hired a surveyor. Should I be nervous?
Replies: 81
Views: 14813

Re: Neighbor hired a surveyor. Should I be nervous?

My son bought a new house from builder #1. His house had a driveway made of paver bricks. Drive way about 10 ft wide, curved and about 200ft long. Long story short, of the 26 lots in the neighborhood, about 10 were built on. The driveway was surveyed by the county and a parcel description was produc...
by meebers
Thu Mar 26, 2015 4:05 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Military SBP--Gotta make the decision soon
Replies: 12
Views: 2985

Re: Military SBP--Gotta make the decision soon

I retired in 1979 @ 20 yr. Tough decision but declined SBP. Instead, invested the expected SBP payment and combined it with a 20yr civilian job 401K. My neighbor, an Lt Col, did choose SBP and sadly his wife passed about a year ago.
by meebers
Thu Mar 26, 2015 3:32 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Chase $500 offer
Replies: 14
Views: 5741

Re: Chase $500 offer

Have you noticed the " ** " in tiny print last line on the back in regards to these accounts?

**If either the checking or savings account is closed within six months after opening, we will deduct the bonus amount for that account at closing. :oops:
by meebers
Thu Mar 26, 2015 12:39 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Bond fund or CD Ladder
Replies: 16
Views: 2709

Re: Bond fund or CD Ladder

I took advantage of Navy FCU, 12 month CD (certificate) @ 5%. They also have 3% Certs but you must have a qualifying direct deposit
by meebers
Fri Jan 09, 2015 4:56 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Purchasing a car with credit cards for cash back rewards?
Replies: 36
Views: 4160

Re: Purchasing a car with credit cards for cash back rewards

I have a GM Master Card that builds up $ (5% of spending) for GM purchases.. I used my GM card, (5K Max - added back to the GM card) Plus the $ I had built up over the past two years. I have done that twice so far. :D
by meebers
Fri Oct 10, 2014 8:03 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Indoor tankless water heater recommendations
Replies: 29
Views: 2759

Re: Indoor tankless water heater recommendations

I have considered changing to a tank less natural gas water heater but I just cannot make it work. At the present I have a NG 55 gal water heater that is mounted in my garage and it runs (when required) 24/7. This is a copy of my last months gas bill. 10.53 Therms Used. Customer Charge $10.00 Gas En...
by meebers
Tue Sep 16, 2014 7:38 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Air Purifier for Allergies
Replies: 29
Views: 3139

Re: Air Purifier for Allergies

Similar problem with allergies. To "fix" the problem , I went to an allergist, got tested, found out what I was allergic to and the Doc mixed up a batch that was injected into my arm on a weekly basis. (Wife is medical and Sunday's she would do the deed) :wink: The "batch" became...
by meebers
Mon Sep 15, 2014 5:22 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Revocable trust
Replies: 13
Views: 1495

Re: Revocable trust

I am finding out that each state has different laws governing the handling of revocable trusts. I am in Florida and the State legislature keeps changing the rules which means, to most lawyers, that these legal documents are out of date and need to be updated. :dollar So the main question is: What i...

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