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by queso
Fri Dec 15, 2017 10:50 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Honda Pilot vs Toyota Highlander?
Replies: 83
Views: 15625

Re: Honda Pilot vs Toyota Highlander?

I guess this is an older thread! Last year I had posted that the XC90 is a great alternative to the Highlander/Pilot and a few weeks ago we decided to go for it, 2018 model. My review: https://www.bogleheads.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=233609&hilit=volvo No regrets, it has turned out to be an ex...
by queso
Thu Dec 14, 2017 7:33 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Honda Pilot vs Toyota Highlander?
Replies: 83
Views: 15625

Re: Honda Pilot vs Toyota Highlander?

For those who can wait a bit (late 2018 or later), Subaru is coming out with a new 3-row seat model called the Ascent in mid-2018. I'm interested in this depending on the details. AWD, nice size so the third row should be an actual third row, higher ground clearance like the Outback, and it might h...
by queso
Tue Dec 12, 2017 11:04 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Want to sell my Bitcoin, but when?
Replies: 90
Views: 8380

Re: Want to sell my Bitcoin, but when?

Update. Since the sale to reclaim my initial outlay on 12/8 my remaining BTC, ETC and LTC have now gained so much that my balance is back where it was on 12/8. :shock:
by queso
Tue Dec 12, 2017 8:53 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: So bought Litecoin@ $150...
Replies: 14
Views: 2628

Re: So bought Litecoin@ $150...

What the heck. So put in 1K for fun.. I don't know what is going to happen but it hit 270 today and seems to be goin crazy.. Well the most I will lose is 1k. What gives ??? Congrats! I bought LTC at $98, not very much though. Crypto is a big distraction from investing in real, income-producing asse...
by queso
Mon Dec 11, 2017 8:49 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Bitcoin IRA
Replies: 28
Views: 2462

Re: Bitcoin IRA

Makes me wonder.. If Bitcoin goes to $20K by end of 2017, 40K by 2018, and $100K by 2020, will people on this board keep saying "too late to the game" "end of the Bitcoin bubble" then? :D I will feel no remorse if I "miss out" on bitcoin prices continuing to skyrocket. Unless all these people holdi...
by queso
Mon Dec 11, 2017 8:18 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Prosper
Replies: 12
Views: 1710

Re: Prosper

Meh. I've been doing it a couple of years and have stopped reinvestment and am pulling out now as my loans are paid or charge off. Return was just under 4% so not worth it IMHO. You can beat that in 10 minutes with a crypto investment. :happy (or safely by just buying VTSAX)
by queso
Sat Dec 09, 2017 8:47 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: 33 years old, 13 years IT experience, currently make 63k a year. I need advice to start making more money
Replies: 76
Views: 6461

Re: 33 years old, 13 years IT experience, currently make 63k a year. I need advice to start making more money

ClevrChico hits on an important point I think. The size of the outfits you have been working for is likely one of the factors keeping you where you are compensation wise. In general, in order to advance to the highly compensated positions in IT you need to either specialize or go into management. In...
by queso
Fri Dec 08, 2017 9:45 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Want to sell my Bitcoin, but when?
Replies: 90
Views: 8380

Re: Want to sell my Bitcoin, but when?

A funny thing happened on my way to the exchange... I was waiting for the transfer from my Trezor to the exchange to go through and fell asleep so didn't sell anything last night. Woke up today and it had dropped down in the 14k range. *sigh*. Waited until a few minutes ago and let my original inves...
by queso
Thu Dec 07, 2017 8:30 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Want to sell my Bitcoin, but when?
Replies: 90
Views: 8380

Re: Want to sell my Bitcoin, but when?

I sold half of mine today. Made enough to cover my original investment. Way too much new money coming in. I had 3 friends all sign up and buy today. Thats my sign to leave for a while. Nice! I missed the $19k+ run up or I might have been tempted to let some go at that point. Dropped 20% since then ...
by queso
Thu Dec 07, 2017 3:29 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: bitcoin - is there any real value here or is it a pure Ponzi scam?
Replies: 236
Views: 19478

Re: bitcoin - is there any real value here or is it a pure Ponzi scam?

wasnt sure if I should make a new thread but im trying to register at coin base and had a question: to link my bank account to a coin base account they are asking me to give them by bank account username and password - is this safe? did anyone else have to do this? edit: they say there is an option...
by queso
Thu Dec 07, 2017 3:25 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Want to sell my Bitcoin, but when?
Replies: 90
Views: 8380

Re: Want to sell my Bitcoin, but when?

I sold half of mine today. Made enough to cover my original investment. Way too much new money coming in. I had 3 friends all sign up and buy today. Thats my sign to leave for a while. Nice! I missed the $19k+ run up or I might have been tempted to let some go at that point. Dropped 20% since then ...
by queso
Thu Dec 07, 2017 3:23 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Want to sell my Bitcoin, but when?
Replies: 90
Views: 8380

Re: Want to sell my Bitcoin, but when?

I sold half of mine today. Made enough to cover my original investment. Way too much new money coming in. I had 3 friends all sign up and buy today. Thats my sign to leave for a while. Nice! I missed the $19k+ run up or I might have been tempted to let some go at that point. Dropped 20% since then ...
by queso
Thu Dec 07, 2017 12:29 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Want to sell my Bitcoin, but when?
Replies: 90
Views: 8380

Re: Want to sell my Bitcoin, but when?

I sold half of mine today. Made enough to cover my original investment. Way too much new money coming in. I had 3 friends all sign up and buy today. Thats my sign to leave for a while. Nice! I missed the $19k+ run up or I might have been tempted to let some go at that point. Dropped 20% since then ...
by queso
Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:36 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Want to sell my Bitcoin, but when?
Replies: 90
Views: 8380

Re: Want to sell my Bitcoin, but when?

Couldn't do it.. still holding. :happy In the bitcoin community there is a meme "HODL" from a famous post. The spirit of it is essentially "stay the course". Its a fascinating overlap in philosophy among two communities with vastly different strategies. Since you seem to have adopted some of both s...
by queso
Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:21 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Want to sell my Bitcoin, but when?
Replies: 90
Views: 8380

Re: Want to sell my Bitcoin, but when?

Couldn't do it.. still holding. :happy
by queso
Wed Dec 06, 2017 7:24 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Want to sell my Bitcoin, but when?
Replies: 90
Views: 8380

Re: Want to sell my Bitcoin, but when?

Toons wrote:
Wed Dec 06, 2017 7:10 pm
If you decide to Sell,,
Don't look back :happy
14,400. lol. This is why I buy index funds. I hate this crap.. :happy
by queso
Wed Dec 06, 2017 6:24 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Want to sell my Bitcoin, but when?
Replies: 90
Views: 8380

Re: Want to sell my Bitcoin, but when?

Wow..punching through 14k. OP - did you sell? :)
by queso
Wed Dec 06, 2017 2:07 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Want to sell my Bitcoin, but when?
Replies: 90
Views: 8380

Re: Want to sell my Bitcoin, but when?

“Should I sell this gimmick and guarantee a ridiculous return on investment or should I be greedy and risk losing once the inevitable bubble bursts?” Tough decision lol...yeah, when you put it like that.. I think I'll give it a few days and see what the CBOE futures do to the price. I may move some...
by queso
Wed Dec 06, 2017 9:49 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How many security Camera's
Replies: 15
Views: 1354

Re: How many security Camera's

I am looking for some advise, the house is 2800 sqft on 0.71acre piece of land with nearby friendly neighbors. There 3 entrance to the house, on is garage, front and backyard. I was thinking of something like this https://m.costco.com/Arlo-Pro-Smart-Home-Add-on-Camera-2-pack.product.100347078.html ...
by queso
Wed Dec 06, 2017 9:36 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Want to sell my Bitcoin, but when?
Replies: 90
Views: 8380

Re: Want to sell my Bitcoin, but when?

“Should I sell this gimmick and guarantee a ridiculous return on investment or should I be greedy and risk losing once the inevitable bubble bursts?” Tough decision lol...yeah, when you put it like that.. I think I'll give it a few days and see what the CBOE futures do to the price. I may move some...
by queso
Wed Dec 06, 2017 9:26 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How many security Camera's
Replies: 15
Views: 1354

Re: How many security Camera's

I've got a combination of Arlo cameras outside and wired indoor cameras from another manufacturer inside. Both use cloud storage so no on premise DVR to worry about being compromised. IMHO, you need x number of cameras where x is the number of cameras it takes to cover every approach to your home. G...
by queso
Wed Dec 06, 2017 8:42 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Want to sell my Bitcoin, but when?
Replies: 90
Views: 8380

Re: Want to sell my Bitcoin, but when?

Not a soothsayer, but, like you, I am holding a small position in crypto (BTC, ETH, LTC and BTG). Looking at it today and something in me is screaming "sell", but I don't think I can (lol..). I kind of feel like a member of the Titanic's band, but I kind of think I'll just ride it out a bit and see...
by queso
Wed Dec 06, 2017 7:55 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Want to sell my Bitcoin, but when?
Replies: 90
Views: 8380

Re: Want to sell my Bitcoin, but when?

Not a soothsayer, but, like you, I am holding a small position in crypto (BTC, ETH, LTC and BTG). Looking at it today and something in me is screaming "sell", but I don't think I can (lol..). I kind of feel like a member of the Titanic's band, but I kind of think I'll just ride it out a bit and see ...
by queso
Mon Dec 04, 2017 9:40 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Safest roomy luxury suv?
Replies: 58
Views: 5093

Re: Safest roomy luxury suv?

sunny_socal wrote:
Mon Dec 04, 2017 9:36 am
queso wrote:
Mon Dec 04, 2017 8:34 am
sunny_socal wrote:
Sun Dec 03, 2017 11:14 pm
German cars feel solid but they are not high on reliability.
Same with Swedish cars. :wink:
Time will tell! :)
I hope it works out great for you so I can get one. :)
by queso
Mon Dec 04, 2017 8:34 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Safest roomy luxury suv?
Replies: 58
Views: 5093

Re: Safest roomy luxury suv?

sunny_socal wrote:
Sun Dec 03, 2017 11:14 pm
German cars feel solid but they are not high on reliability.
Same with Swedish cars. :wink:
by queso
Thu Nov 30, 2017 9:27 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: quiet natural gas generators
Replies: 38
Views: 2164

Re: quiet natural gas generators

I have NG at my house now. Having used a gasoline generator during the last few hurricanes, it is dooable but slight PITA. . From past experience, gas stations were closed due to no power and/or no fuel in the tanks. I have a neighbor that his house is an assisted living center, and the state has m...
by queso
Thu Nov 30, 2017 9:21 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Safest roomy luxury suv?
Replies: 58
Views: 5093

Re: Safest roomy luxury suv?

I d go for the range rover. Even if I love BMW, the range rover is stunning! I do love the redesigned ones - even the new Discovery is really nice looking. Unfortunately, they are bottom of the barrel as far as reliability goes. I would definitely buy one of them (not sure which model) if they were...
by queso
Wed Nov 29, 2017 9:06 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: quiet natural gas generators
Replies: 38
Views: 2164

Re: quiet natural gas generators

This comment from the OP generally excludes most portable units, and puts you in the whole house market -- assuming you mean that you want to be able to run your central air + point of use needs off of the generator. Yes, I'm looking for one that runs off natural gas, starts and stops automatically...
by queso
Wed Nov 29, 2017 9:00 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: quiet natural gas generators
Replies: 38
Views: 2164

Re: quiet natural gas generators

We don’t have an auto load shedding switch, but we do have a box that controls which of our larger AC units run. Usually, in a power outage, we just cool the upstairs where the bedrooms are, and the downstairs stays cool enough. 20kw isn’t enough power for the entire house, but it is much better th...
by queso
Wed Nov 29, 2017 7:08 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: quiet natural gas generators
Replies: 38
Views: 2164

Re: quiet natural gas generators

I'll test the decibel level of mine vs. my lawnmower this weekend and report back. Maybe you guys are right and I'm way off and it is a lot quieter. My perception of how loud it is could be tainted from running it with the cover open whilst standing over it doing annual maintenance too. I'm usually ...
by queso
Wed Nov 29, 2017 6:30 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: quiet natural gas generators
Replies: 38
Views: 2164

Re: quiet natural gas generators

When it's near zero outside or over 90 in the house in summer, I really need the generator running almost all of the time. This comment from the OP generally excludes most portable units, and puts you in the whole house market -- assuming you mean that you want to be able to run your central air + ...
by queso
Wed Nov 29, 2017 10:16 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Didn't buy Bitcoin at $4600
Replies: 138
Views: 10728

Re: Didn't buy Bitcoin at $4600

Ethereum is the amazon or google of cryptos and it has increased way more than bitcoin this year - up 5000%. It has a “small” market cap and isn’t going anywhere but up. Bitcoin may have the first mover advantage but someday these coins that are backed by amazing technology will be at the forefront...
by queso
Tue Nov 28, 2017 3:52 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: quiet natural gas generators
Replies: 38
Views: 2164

Re: quiet natural gas generators

In my neighborhood, most houses have whole-house generators. Fwiw, from the stabledoor/horses file, we have few outages now. But, an unscientific but actionable survey I did showed that, of the generators in my neighborhood, the Kohlers were much quieter than the Generacs. We bought a Kohler. We ha...
by queso
Mon Nov 27, 2017 3:24 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: best cordless drill??
Replies: 71
Views: 4305

Re: Thoughts

5. Be mentally prepared to toss everything in 10 years. The manufacturer will have "moved on" to a different voltage. This is why I went through a cordless purge the last time I was at the end of life of the system I had bought into. I ended up buying decent stuff (Makita, Bosch, etc.) in corded ve...
by queso
Mon Nov 27, 2017 2:14 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Interesting ride so far - Crypto-curriencies
Replies: 86
Views: 5662

Re: Interesting ride so far - Crypto-curriencies

Ironically, your prediction of making a couple thousand dollars was spookily accurate had you held on to your .20 BTC until today. Any other prognostications you'd like to share with the group? :happy
by queso
Mon Nov 27, 2017 1:26 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Interesting ride so far - Crypto-curriencies
Replies: 86
Views: 5662

Re: Interesting ride so far - Crypto-curriencies

My problem with the ride so far is that it is making me pull my hair out. I knew there was a reason I liked index investing. It's doing so well that you figure you ought to throw more money at it. However, if you do some quick math you realize that the amount of money you need to throw at it for it...
by queso
Mon Nov 27, 2017 10:03 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Interesting ride so far - Crypto-curriencies
Replies: 86
Views: 5662

Re: Interesting ride so far - Crypto-curriencies

My problem with the ride so far is that it is making me pull my hair out. I knew there was a reason I liked index investing. It's doing so well that you figure you ought to throw more money at it. However, if you do some quick math you realize that the amount of money you need to throw at it for it ...
by queso
Mon Nov 27, 2017 9:29 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: best SUV
Replies: 30
Views: 2737

Re: best SUV

I like the CX-9, but is the towing capacity still lagging the rest of the market? Last I checked it was 3500 including all occupants, etc. so that leaves very little for a trailer. The Highlander, Pilot, XC90, etc. (other largish crossovers) all had higher towing capacities last I checked (around 5k).
by queso
Wed Nov 22, 2017 1:47 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: best SUV
Replies: 30
Views: 2737

Re: best SUV

I'm holding a 2006 Pilot EX-L and waiting to look at an Ascent up close. I do not like either of the Pilot redesigns, but need the space and towing capacity of a largish SUV so am not thrilled with Toyota's offerings either (Highlander too small, Sequoia too big, Land Cruiser would be perfect if th...
by queso
Wed Nov 22, 2017 11:42 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: best SUV
Replies: 30
Views: 2737

Re: best SUV

I'm holding a 2006 Pilot EX-L and waiting to look at an Ascent up close. I do not like either of the Pilot redesigns, but need the space and towing capacity of a largish SUV so am not thrilled with Toyota's offerings either (Highlander too small, Sequoia too big, Land Cruiser would be perfect if th...
by queso
Wed Nov 22, 2017 11:08 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Interesting ride so far - Crypto-curriencies
Replies: 86
Views: 5662

Re: Interesting ride so far - Crypto-curriencies

Interesting ride for sure. I'm holding Bitcoin, Bitcoin Gold, Ethereum and Litecoin. Like you, I am up a LOT from my initial position and a LOT when compared to my other investments (mostly VTSAX, VTIAX, VBTLX, AAPL). However, I am not delusional about it. Do I wish I would have cashed out of everyt...
by queso
Wed Nov 22, 2017 11:01 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: best SUV
Replies: 30
Views: 2737

Re: best SUV

I'm holding a 2006 Pilot EX-L and waiting to look at an Ascent up close. I do not like either of the Pilot redesigns, but need the space and towing capacity of a largish SUV so am not thrilled with Toyota's offerings either (Highlander too small, Sequoia too big, Land Cruiser would be perfect if the...
by queso
Tue Nov 21, 2017 12:04 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: OP UPDATE:Car Accident- challenge getting funds for repairs by responsible party/insurer
Replies: 28
Views: 1578

Re: Car Accident- challenge getting funds for repairs by responsible party/insurer

+1 on the use your insurance company option. I went through this and filed with the at fault party's insurance company because I didn't have rental reimbursement at the time so I figured that was the smart thing to do so I would have wheels while my car was repaired. Big mistake. Reposting my story ...
by queso
Tue Nov 21, 2017 11:58 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Car Lease Gotchas
Replies: 41
Views: 3875

Re: Car Lease Gotchas

Isn't the car lease itself a big gotcha? :happy
by queso
Tue Nov 21, 2017 8:33 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What are the things you want to do between 55 and 65?
Replies: 140
Views: 10556

Re: What are the things you want to do between 55 and 65?

I have started to think about punching out in the next 5-10 years or so. DW has no desire to retire, but we do have the option to live abroad on her company's dime so I may just follow her to wherever she goes. If I can talk her into retiring as well I'd love to pick up a 55' cat and sail the Caribb...
by queso
Tue Nov 21, 2017 8:22 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Why pay cash for a car?
Replies: 179
Views: 15242

Re: Why pay cash for a car?

Taking a credit card was a challenge for the car dealership. They would let me put only 10K on my Amex that had a 30K limit and no balance owed. So I got reward dollars on 10K for the car. Then I took the loan offer with no early payment penalty and made two regular payments and then paid the car o...
by queso
Tue Nov 21, 2017 8:08 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Why pay cash for a car?
Replies: 179
Views: 15242

Re: Why pay cash for a car?

+1. I think it is TeleCheck or similar. They take your check and run it through a verification system and then you walk away with the car. It's pretty painless. Just don't try to convince them to take a credit card. THAT is not painless.
by queso
Wed Nov 15, 2017 8:40 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Scooter insurance for a 20 year old college student
Replies: 22
Views: 1299

Re: Scooter insurance for a 20 year old college student

I'm not sure if they operate in your state, but Rider Insurance (www.rider.com) is known to be reasonable for motorcycles so that might be an option. If that doesn't work out maybe try Dairyland or Erie. I've been riding motorcycles most of my life as well as cycling and mountain biking and I'm not ...
by queso
Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:45 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Thoughts about wearing a "uniform"/same thing everyday?
Replies: 140
Views: 9404

Re: Thoughts about wearing a "uniform"/same thing everyday?

I work with a guy that does this (he manages a software development group). He has white button downs, a black belt and black slacks. Says he has 5-7 of each and dry cleans them every week. He does it for the same reasons you state - doesn't want to have to think about what to wear and maintains a p...
by queso
Fri Nov 10, 2017 9:10 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Buying bitcoin / Cryptocurrency to market cap (.3%)
Replies: 42
Views: 3372

Re: Buying bitcoin / Cryptocurrency to market cap (.3%)

Im 27 and have 6k split between Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Litecoin. Dont plan on checking again until 2022. Either I lose 6k, keep 6k or wake up and make a profit. +1. I hold the same cryptocurrency basket, but would never consider investing to market cap or even calling it part of my AA. It's a fun e...