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by reggiesimpson
Sun Jan 31, 2016 7:36 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Do you pay for exercise?
Replies: 207
Views: 10508

Re: Do you pay for exercise?

As part of my "getting healthy" five years ago, there was one book (and philosophy/approach) that became the center point of motivating my: "Younger Next Year". Referenced in that were several other (to me) informational and motivational publications, including "The Okinawa...
by reggiesimpson
Mon Jan 25, 2016 10:16 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Do you pay for exercise?
Replies: 207
Views: 10508

Re: Do you pay for exercise?

I have done both and prefer a gym membership by far. The expense is well worth it as I get much better results. After an initial membership fee of $175 the monthly charge is $20. It is a well equipped gym with showers, sauna and steam room that is well maintained. I spend an average of 3 hours a day...
by reggiesimpson
Mon Jan 18, 2016 7:03 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Funeral costs
Replies: 76
Views: 9054

Re: Funeral costs

For years cremations have stayed the same at about $1000. With the decline in fuel costs i would wait for the "bottom" before you lock in.
by reggiesimpson
Mon Jan 18, 2016 6:47 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 1430
Views: 272452

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

I'm going to waaay too many movies!
by reggiesimpson
Mon Jan 18, 2016 6:47 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 1430
Views: 272452

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Joy
Good depiction of Joy Manganos rise to fame. After seeing her in real life ,however, she is far more dynamic than the movie portrayed. IMHO.
by reggiesimpson
Mon Jan 18, 2016 6:45 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 1430
Views: 272452

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

13 Hours.
Exciting action packed depiction of the assault on our Embassy and then
CIA location in Benghazi. Its a long movie (but there is an unofficial bathroom "break" between each attack for us baby boomers).
by reggiesimpson
Mon Jan 18, 2016 6:39 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 1430
Views: 272452

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

The Revenant.
Terrific gritty suspenseful western wilderness adventure film. Locations and cinematography are stunning. Acting is top notch. A few scenes are unsuitable for some of the human race..................and all bears in general.
by reggiesimpson
Thu Jan 14, 2016 5:12 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: TV show recommendations?
Replies: 427
Views: 169940

Re: TV show recommendations?

Ive burnt out on cable news. Its back to my old standbye.......Anthony Bourdains Layover, No reservations. I never thought a food/travel show would be preceded by a warning!
by reggiesimpson
Thu Jan 14, 2016 5:03 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Retirement internationally
Replies: 2
Views: 496

Re: Retirement internationally

Check out homefree adventures and travelling love affair.
by reggiesimpson
Sat Jan 09, 2016 10:47 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Insurance for millionaires?
Replies: 61
Views: 5162

Re: Insurance for millionaires?

Cover yourself to the limit of your "exposed" assets. I'm not a lawyer, but I think your future earnings are also at risk. Good point. I am retired and have no future earned income. I suspect one would need to make a projection and add the necessary amount of insurance. I have a sizeable ...
by reggiesimpson
Fri Jan 08, 2016 7:47 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Insurance for millionaires?
Replies: 61
Views: 5162

Re: Insurance for millionaires?

Cover yourself to the limit of your "exposed" assets.
by reggiesimpson
Fri Jan 08, 2016 9:12 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: helping a creative child grow
Replies: 40
Views: 1935

Re: helping a creative child grow

She sounds like my son at 9.
Look at Kumon. Particularly for its math program.
by reggiesimpson
Mon Jan 04, 2016 5:28 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How much is your house worth?
Replies: 71
Views: 5451

Re: How much is your house worth?

Excellent. I paid for an independent appraisal last year and Redfin matched it!
by reggiesimpson
Mon Jan 04, 2016 5:12 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How do you have fun?
Replies: 73
Views: 5162

Re: How do you have fun?

My main source of fun is spending several hours a day working out at the gym. The reward is health and strength and that's enormous. Meet a group of friends at the local watering hole and talk about everything.....and then leave it in the bar. Spend time with my adult children. Finding hole in the w...
by reggiesimpson
Mon Dec 21, 2015 6:53 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Christmas Time : How to not appear rude
Replies: 67
Views: 7228

Re: Christmas Time : How to not appear rude

If there are any kids available, deflect the focus to them. I don't have everything I could want, not by a long shot... but I am a Grinch... :/ It's taken me years of convincing, arguing, and putting up with unwanted gifts (both given and received), but I've finally convinced all of the adults arou...
by reggiesimpson
Mon Dec 21, 2015 6:36 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Bogleheads: Share how you like to vacation
Replies: 113
Views: 8719

Re: Bogleheads: Share how you like to vacation

Take multiple short trips throughout the year. Some driving and some flying. Some a few days to 1 week plus. In the past year we hit Raleigh N.C, Niagara Falls Canada, New Orleans LA, Gettysburg PA, L.A. and San Diego, Charleston S.C, Hamptons N.Y. Cancun MX, Sanibel FL and Boston multiple times!
by reggiesimpson
Fri Dec 18, 2015 6:54 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI
Replies: 1342
Views: 275646

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI

Based on recommendations from fellow BHs I went to the library and read The China Study by Campbell. I finished it and ordered it from Amazon. Read it. It may change your life.......for the better.
by reggiesimpson
Wed Dec 16, 2015 12:41 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Motion Activated Outdoor Security Lights
Replies: 16
Views: 1194

Re: Motion Activated Outdoor Security Lights

The RABs on my house lasted 25 years before i replaced the sensors ($60).
by reggiesimpson
Tue Dec 15, 2015 6:01 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How long do used cars typically last?
Replies: 53
Views: 3795

Re: How long do used cars typically last?

When it starts bleeding red from repairs its time to move on.
by reggiesimpson
Mon Dec 07, 2015 11:01 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Flaunt Your High-Mileage Car
Replies: 179
Views: 10878

Re: Flaunt Your High-Mileage Car

1997 Lincoln Town Car (bought new) 203,000 miles
1996 Chevy Suburban (used with 25,000) now has 165,000
by reggiesimpson
Sun Dec 06, 2015 1:57 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Car for new teen driver?
Replies: 38
Views: 1540

Re: Car for new teen driver?

Typically the bigger the vehicle (think SUV) the less the pain for the driver IMHO. And the more damage they can do to others if they are the cause, so I think its a very bad fallacy to think to give your kids a giant car when it's shown there's a high likelihood of them being in an accident and ma...
by reggiesimpson
Sat Dec 05, 2015 1:55 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 1430
Views: 272452

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

No Escape.
Think of the attack on the Tunisian resort recently as a reality check.
by reggiesimpson
Sat Dec 05, 2015 1:51 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Car for new teen driver?
Replies: 38
Views: 1540

Re: Car for new teen driver?

I was in practice for 25 years. Assume an accident will occur. Typically the bigger the vehicle (think SUV) the less the pain for the driver IMHO.
by reggiesimpson
Fri Dec 04, 2015 8:29 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI
Replies: 1342
Views: 275646

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI

"The Conquering Tide" by Ian Toll. Covering the Pacific War from 1942 to 1944. One of three books covering the Pacific years with a wealth of information from a huge research base to bring the reader the full spectrum of those crucial and bloody island hopping years. Emphasis is on the Nav...
by reggiesimpson
Thu Dec 03, 2015 7:36 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI
Replies: 1342
Views: 275646

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI

"A Cooks Tour" by Anthony Bourdain. He is as entertaining via the written word (more so) as he is on television. A great read.
by reggiesimpson
Tue Dec 01, 2015 6:22 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Push child to avoid expensive college?
Replies: 207
Views: 13493

Re: Push child to avoid expensive college?

I wrote to the editors of Kiplingers years ago regarding this question. Their answer was simple. A top notch state school was the recommendation.
by reggiesimpson
Tue Dec 01, 2015 6:11 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Help Protect My Home From Water!
Replies: 21
Views: 2477

Re: Help Protect My Home From Water!

I fixed the clogged gutter issue years ago ( I also have a ton of huge trees around the house). I purchased a 100ft roll of 4 inch diameter French drainage hose and cut it by length to fit into the gutter. The slits in the hose drains the water into the gutter but the "hose" prevents the l...
by reggiesimpson
Thu Nov 26, 2015 1:54 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best Way to get rid of leaves
Replies: 50
Views: 3989

Re: Best Way to get rid of leaves

Make sure you are the last one in the neighborhood to cleanup. Otherwise your neighbors leaves will end up on your yard and you are back to work.
by reggiesimpson
Wed Nov 18, 2015 8:21 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Guilty pleasures?
Replies: 123
Views: 11989

Re: Guilty pleasures?

Not feeling guilty is one of my pleasures. Science of guilty pleasures: Study uncovers how feeling bad can boost your happiness Now, a new study has found the psychological mechanism behind the phenomenon of feelings of guilt can actually boost pleasure. It seems logical: it can't be truly pleasura...
by reggiesimpson
Wed Nov 18, 2015 8:18 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Shoe Orthotics
Replies: 24
Views: 2556

Re: Shoe Orthotics

Tore my PF years ago. Podiatrist recommended custom orthotics (not by him). Excellent response. Need to replace the sole (keep the hard part) about every 2/3 years. Its half the price. Works great!
by reggiesimpson
Wed Nov 18, 2015 8:09 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Guilty pleasures?
Replies: 123
Views: 11989

Re: Guilty pleasures?

Not feeling guilty is one of my pleasures.
by reggiesimpson
Wed Nov 18, 2015 7:59 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Help with Salary in NY
Replies: 9
Views: 1628

Re: Help with Salary in NY

Check out "city data" for a more personal response regarding where you are moving to in NY and the cost of living there.
by reggiesimpson
Wed Nov 18, 2015 5:48 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Has anyone gone from 0 to 100?
Replies: 55
Views: 6176

Re: Has anyone gone from 0 to 100?

I certainly understand your drive. BUT you have a family so you may be seriously restrained in how far you can go pursuing that "dream" (or taming that 'tiger' in you).Whatever it may be. It requires some serious thinking and personal evaluation of yourself first then your life situation s...
by reggiesimpson
Wed Nov 18, 2015 5:26 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 1430
Views: 272452

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

"Meet the Patels". If your a parent watch it.
Quirky but well done. The Dad is a gem.
by reggiesimpson
Wed Nov 18, 2015 5:23 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: NYC in early December
Replies: 29
Views: 2894

Re: NYC in early December

Peter Lugars is overpriced and over rated IMHO. Try Virgils near the theater district. Never been disappointed with both family and friends.
by reggiesimpson
Wed Nov 18, 2015 5:19 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI
Replies: 1342
Views: 275646

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI

Finally got to "Kitchen Confidential" by Anthony Bourdain. A great read on the underbelly of the restaurant business. Its made far more entertaining because of Bourdains unique twist via his quintessentially blunt, sarcastic, honest, descriptive analogies combined with his brand of "N...
by reggiesimpson
Mon Nov 16, 2015 9:47 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: how to gift money to married son so that it is his if marriage ends
Replies: 44
Views: 6977

Re: how to gift money to married son so that it is his if marriage ends

After they've been married several years and if they seem to be responsible and the marriage is in good shape, I would consider helping them buy a house, but not try to make it a gift to the son only. Agree. Plus, after the wedding, she's your daughter too. Do you believe in fairy tales too? After ...
by reggiesimpson
Sat Nov 14, 2015 7:19 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: how to gift money to married son so that it is his if marriage ends
Replies: 44
Views: 6977

Re: how to gift money to married son so that it is his if marriage ends

Not what you are asking but I would not give a gift in this case. The unexpected consequences of driving a wedge between the family is to great, I don't see it as a healthy start to the family dynamics. If you are concerned about the marriage before it gets started, let them find their own way, not...
by reggiesimpson
Sat Nov 14, 2015 6:56 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: At what level does the cost of something matter to you?
Replies: 64
Views: 6212

Re: At what level does the cost of something matter to you?

Its less of a dollar level than when the "bell" goes off in my head. I will go out of my way to go to the cheapest gas station, much to my wifes chagrin, but when I purchased a $1000 jacket at the Del Coronado Hotel in San Diego recently my wife said it was a "good deal". I guess...
by reggiesimpson
Wed Nov 11, 2015 7:21 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI
Replies: 1342
Views: 275646

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI

Just finished The China Study (thanks to this forum) and now reading The Campbell Plan by co author of China Study.
by reggiesimpson
Tue Oct 27, 2015 2:29 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Northeast Weekend Getaways for November
Replies: 12
Views: 1353

Re: Northeast Weekend Getaways for November

Gettysburg! Go to the Gettysburg Museum first for a first hand account of what the townspeople went through then view the diorama of the battles then lastly take a tour of the actual battlefield. And if I do it again I would make it a private tour. Check out The Pub on the town square. We ate appeti...
by reggiesimpson
Mon Oct 26, 2015 6:15 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: What are your 2 retirement numbers?
Replies: 260
Views: 24973

Re: What are your 2 retirement numbers?

I only ever had one number.
"Make so much money it doesn't matter"
by reggiesimpson
Mon Oct 26, 2015 6:01 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI
Replies: 1342
Views: 275646

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI

The Lunatic Express by Carl Hoffman. Or how to travel if one has a death wish. I actually had the great fortune to travel on one of his modes. The Bombay (Mumbai) commuter trains back in 1978. Of course I was blissfully unaware that 7/8 people die each day thru simple mishaps. In my case as the trai...
by reggiesimpson
Mon Oct 26, 2015 5:52 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Any books really change your outlook on life?
Replies: 198
Views: 27729

Re: Any books really change your outlook on life?

"The Illusion of Immortality" by Corliss Lamont. This well credentialed author started out with the goal of proving there is a God and a hereafter. But his in depth research leads him to conclude the opposite. His recommendations are illuminating.
by reggiesimpson
Mon Oct 26, 2015 5:36 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: White Noise/Sleep/Sound Therapy
Replies: 62
Views: 4651

Re: White Noise/Sleep/Sound Therapy

Good answers above to handle the noise. But to segue a little check to make sure your room is pitch black until the time you want to get up. Light leak is a major cause of sleep disruption. I have taken to putting on eye shades and they work great.
by reggiesimpson
Mon Oct 26, 2015 5:26 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Guilty pleasures?
Replies: 123
Views: 11989

Re: Guilty pleasures?

1. warm apple turnovers laced with vanilla icing
2. gran marnier flavored bread pudding
3. lasagna
4. warm blueberry muffins with a glob of butter in the middle
5. the smell of fresh brewed coffee in the morning
6. whitefish on a bialy

ok...so just food in general
by reggiesimpson
Fri Oct 16, 2015 5:14 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Consumer items that are worth the initial investment?
Replies: 110
Views: 13683

Re: Consumer items that are worth the initial investment?

saladdin wrote:[OT comment removed by admin LadyGeek]


LOL...Yes I vaguely remember that era!
by reggiesimpson
Fri Oct 16, 2015 5:11 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Consumer items that are worth the initial investment?
Replies: 110
Views: 13683

Re: Consumer items that are worth the initial investment?

My daily planner. It keeps me on track and able to get far more done than any other "tool" I own.
I would be lost without it.

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