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by meebers
Wed Nov 09, 2016 8:29 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Insurance company watching your mileage?
Replies: 28
Views: 2144

Re: Insurance company watching your mileage?

Perhaps they send that to everyone with low mileage discounts. I know I get them. In my case, they have no clue what my mileage is unless I tell them. However.....they do have access to mileage from my state inspection. The letter projected 11,000 this year with the recent driving record. When foot...
by meebers
Wed Nov 09, 2016 8:26 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Cheap, Non-Traditional Cell Phone Plans
Replies: 37
Views: 2586

Re: Cheap, Non-Traditional Cell Phone Plans

I was all set to try puretalkusa.com/cell-plans.php when they doubled their monthly from $5 to $10.
by meebers
Wed Nov 09, 2016 8:11 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Insurance company watching your mileage?
Replies: 28
Views: 2144

Insurance company watching your mileage?

My son has a 2016 chevy truck, insurance set up was for 7500 miles or less per year (typically uses less). Got a letter from the insurance company notifying him of increase rates and change of annual mileage statement. He has went to a couple of his sons college football games this year, all in stat...
by meebers
Mon Oct 24, 2016 2:53 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Need help on vehicle purchase
Replies: 4
Views: 531

Re: Need help on vehicle purchase

My suggestion is to go to a dealer of your choice and try them out for sitting, visibility, seat adjustment etc.
by meebers
Tue Oct 18, 2016 7:33 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Anyone ordered a tuff shed from Home Depot?
Replies: 4
Views: 766

Re: Anyone ordered a tuff shed from Home Depot?

I ordered a shed from a local guy. Told them that there was no access to the back yard besides a 42" gate. He said no problem, 2 guys showed up and within a day had it built, including real shingles that matched the house shingles. It has been sitting there for 5 years now. It has survived 2 bi...
by meebers
Tue Oct 11, 2016 7:22 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Identity theft -- again
Replies: 17
Views: 1820

Re: Identity theft -- again

I went on vacation in another state and had my home phone forwarded to my cell phone. Stopped at a gas station and tried to use my card and it did not work, tried one more time which also failed. Just then my cell phone rang and it was my CC company calling me to tell me that someone in another stat...
by meebers
Wed Aug 17, 2016 8:23 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: VG Prime MM Act vs. Quicken
Replies: 6
Views: 633

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: 633

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: 3974

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: 906

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: 2821

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: 3932

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: 424

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: 607

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: 3260

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: 197
Views: 33590

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: 777

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: 63
Views: 9897

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: 2143

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: 18899

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: 3656

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: 2463

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: 2463

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: 1949

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: 672

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: 44
Views: 7342

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: 5403

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: 1255

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: 15
Views: 1855

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: 324

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: 535

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: 535

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: 931

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: 931

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: 7452

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: 931

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: 2929

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: 3692

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: 1622

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: 1272

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: 1272

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: 8957

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: 3493

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: 472

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: 8936

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: 7413

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: 16019

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: 3219

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: 6192

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:

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