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by rjbraun
Tue Aug 22, 2017 1:45 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Returning / Exchanging purchased items ?
Replies: 14
Views: 396

Re: Returning / Exchanging purchased items ?

Packaged salad greens always look dubious to me. Instead I buy things like whole lettuce, which unfortunately is wrapped up like a mummy so it's a production to get it out, which is another problem. Yeah, and I also don't feel great about buying greens that come in a gigantic plastic, non-biodegrad...
by rjbraun
Tue Aug 22, 2017 11:31 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Returning / Exchanging purchased items ?
Replies: 14
Views: 396

Re: Returning / Exchanging purchased items ?

I basically agree with what previous posters wrote (having skimmed comments). Personally, I feel perfectly fine returning or exchanging unused stuff in resalable condition when it falls within the store's return policy. As for your particular Bose speakers, given the ones you covet are more expensiv...
by rjbraun
Mon Aug 21, 2017 9:28 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Possible January trip to Naples, Italy / Amalfi Coast
Replies: 20
Views: 1259

Re: Possible January trip to Naples, Italy / Amalfi Coast

Pardon me if you know this already... each of you should have one of these: https://www.amazon.com/AmazonBasics-RFID-Travel-Money-Khaki/dp/B00WTHJ3S2/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&qid=1503365991&sr=8-7&keywords=money+belt+rfid or something like it. I'd pay a little extra for comfortable fabric. Your 'day wall...
by rjbraun
Mon Aug 21, 2017 9:24 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Chase hotel credit cards / IHG Anniversary Free Night
Replies: 38
Views: 4476

Re: Chase hotel credit cards / IHG Anniversary Free Night

I used my IHG anniversary night to book a Holiday Inn at the CDG airport. It worked well and the room was adequate for my needs. I also used 15k IHG points to book a night at the Holiday Inn at the Prague airport earlier this year, and will do it again next year. Holiday Inn at the Prague airport i...
by rjbraun
Mon Aug 21, 2017 9:19 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Chase hotel credit cards / IHG Anniversary Free Night
Replies: 38
Views: 4476

Re: Chase hotel credit cards / IHG Anniversary Free Night

I assume the hotel still has rooms available for sale, just not award rooms? I would book the backup room and keep watching availability for the IHG hotel. I think it is quite likely that within the next six weeks someone will cancel their reservation or the hotel will decide to open up additional ...
by rjbraun
Mon Aug 21, 2017 5:09 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Possible January trip to Naples, Italy / Amalfi Coast
Replies: 20
Views: 1259

Re: Possible January trip to Naples, Italy / Amalfi Coast

I was referring to the Capodimonte museum in Naples, which is just outstanding. http://www.museocapodimonte.beniculturali.it/information-en/. This and archaeological museum have absolutely world class collections, and each on its own would merit a trip to Naples. Tie the latter with a trip to Pompe...
by rjbraun
Mon Aug 21, 2017 12:05 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: I own no international stocks. Can you guess why?
Replies: 167
Views: 11660

Re: I own no international stocks. Can you guess why?

Taylor - thank you for that very helpful explanation. An excellent reminder to me to consider the tax aspects of my actions.

As always, very appreciative of all that you have done to make the Bogleheads forum so special and worthwhile.
by rjbraun
Mon Aug 21, 2017 10:42 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Chase hotel credit cards / IHG Anniversary Free Night
Replies: 38
Views: 4476

Re: Chase hotel credit cards / IHG Anniversary Free Night

I have used the free night three or four times now. Never paid extra. But note that award nights aren't always available (per T&C; but I have personally not had this happen for my trips ). Aargh, the IHG hotel I have been targeting just went from offering rooms for 50k IHG points to now having no r...
by rjbraun
Sun Aug 20, 2017 11:03 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Possible January trip to Naples, Italy / Amalfi Coast
Replies: 20
Views: 1259

Re: Possible January trip to Naples, Italy / Amalfi Coast

DW and I went to Italy 2 years ago. Venice, Florence, Rome and Pompei. We took a Rick Steves tour for the first 3 cities and then at the end...took the fast train down to Naples and the regional train over to Pompei for a day. We didn't stay in Naples very long....but after our Pompei visit, we too...
by rjbraun
Sun Aug 20, 2017 10:43 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Possible January trip to Naples, Italy / Amalfi Coast
Replies: 20
Views: 1259

Re: Possible January trip to Naples, Italy / Amalfi Coast

If you decide not to stay in Naples, you can easily take the train to Naples, then in the station go several flights down to the Circumvesuviana railroad to Pompei. Easy to do. Then you can take it on to Sorrento where the bus will take you up the Amalfi coast. I typically stay in Positano, at the ...
by rjbraun
Sun Aug 20, 2017 10:38 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Possible January trip to Naples, Italy / Amalfi Coast
Replies: 20
Views: 1259

Re: Possible January trip to Naples, Italy / Amalfi Coast

Naples is grittier and more chaotic than most tourist destinations in Italy, but it is a beautiful city and one with a lot of history and culture. Do not miss the Capodimonte and the Museo Archeologico. There are lots of interesting historical churches and other monuments to explore. It would be wo...
by rjbraun
Sun Aug 20, 2017 10:10 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Possible January trip to Naples, Italy / Amalfi Coast
Replies: 20
Views: 1259

Re: Possible January trip to Naples, Italy / Amalfi Coast

I lived there for 3 1/2 years moving back a couple months ago... Crime: Petty theft will occur...just don't be a victim..never happened to me in 3 1/2 years...ie leave nothing in a car ever...and never ever leave your bag out etc. Yes you can do both Amalfi and Pompeii same trip...a good locals alt...
by rjbraun
Sun Aug 20, 2017 10:02 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Possible January trip to Naples, Italy / Amalfi Coast
Replies: 20
Views: 1259

Re: Possible January trip to Naples, Italy / Amalfi Coast

I lived in Sorrento and on Capri. January will be chilly and grey but my input would be to include Ercolano which has better artifacts than Pompeii. Take the Circumvesuviano train from Naples to Sorrento and explore there. From Sorrento you can get the public bus to Positano (its hair raising). Fro...
by rjbraun
Sun Aug 20, 2017 2:26 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Possible January trip to Naples, Italy / Amalfi Coast
Replies: 20
Views: 1259

Possible January trip to Naples, Italy / Amalfi Coast

SO and I have round-trip tickets booked to Rome for January 2018. We are trying to decide what if any visits to other areas to take during our two week stay in Italy. We are considering Naples, including a visit to Pompeii. Neither of us has visited the area before. We have spent over a week in neig...
by rjbraun
Sat Aug 19, 2017 12:10 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Credit card with large cash (or cash-equivalent) sign-up bonus
Replies: 19
Views: 1828

Re: Credit card with large cash (or cash-equivalent) sign-up bonus

Yes you are correct it is under review. Like you said most times it is approved in the next business day or so. I am just curious what causes it to go to review vs instantaneous approval. According to the millionmilesecrets.com article linked below, review can stem from several reasons: - inconsist...
by rjbraun
Sat Aug 19, 2017 11:13 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Credit card with large cash (or cash-equivalent) sign-up bonus
Replies: 19
Views: 1828

Re: Credit card with large cash (or cash-equivalent) sign-up bonus

I just applied for this one. The application phone call took almost 30 minutes. It was "referred"' so I don't know status. However it isn't uncommon for my applications to get referred. They are usually approved within a day. Any ideas why his referral happens? My credit scores are in the top tier....
by rjbraun
Fri Aug 18, 2017 9:07 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Credit card with large cash (or cash-equivalent) sign-up bonus
Replies: 19
Views: 1828

Re: Credit card with large cash (or cash-equivalent) sign-up bonus

Not huge, but ELFCU has a $300 reward after only $1K of spend. Did this 2 months ago, no issues at all. Membership is easy ($5 Tru Direction membership fee). https://www.elements.org/credit-cards/ That's a pretty sweet bonus for not a lot of minimum spend. Given SO isn't so keen on signing for new ...
by rjbraun
Fri Aug 18, 2017 9:01 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Credit card with large cash (or cash-equivalent) sign-up bonus
Replies: 19
Views: 1828

Re: Credit card with large cash (or cash-equivalent) sign-up bonus

Barclay ArrivalPlus card If this is the card you are referring to https://home.barclaycardus.com/cards/barclaycard-arrival-plus-world-elite-mastercard.html I got it 2 years back for the big 'sign up bonus' and used it to pay for a trip to New Orleans 2 years back. All was well. BUT, unbeknownst to ...
by rjbraun
Fri Aug 18, 2017 8:52 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Credit card with large cash (or cash-equivalent) sign-up bonus
Replies: 19
Views: 1828

Re: Credit card with large cash (or cash-equivalent) sign-up bonus

Merill+ Visa card. Do a google search for 50k point sign-up bonus (takes a 10 min phone call rather than an online app). You get 50,000 points after spending $3k in 3 months. With the existing 1% rewards, you get 53k points which can be converted into $530 cash, $583 cash if you deposit into a BoA ...
by rjbraun
Thu Aug 17, 2017 4:25 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Credit card with large cash (or cash-equivalent) sign-up bonus
Replies: 19
Views: 1828

Re: Credit card with large cash (or cash-equivalent) sign-up bonus

Merill+ Visa card. Do a google search for 50k point sign-up bonus (takes a 10 min phone call rather than an online app). You get 50,000 points after spending $3k in 3 months. With the existing 1% rewards, you get 53k points which can be converted into $530 cash, $583 cash if you deposit into a BoA ...
by rjbraun
Wed Aug 16, 2017 11:12 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Is $9000 too much for a sectional sofa ?
Replies: 123
Views: 6523

Re: Is $9000 too much for a sectional sofa ?

I've skimmed most of the replies. Not sure anyone has explicitly mentioned the designer's presumed ability to *decorate* and design well. You or at least your wife seem to think the designer is very talented in this regard. I think that's an important consideration and should count for something. I ...
by rjbraun
Mon Aug 14, 2017 3:39 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Credit card with large cash (or cash-equivalent) sign-up bonus
Replies: 19
Views: 1828

Credit card with large cash (or cash-equivalent) sign-up bonus

Have a couple of larger expenses coming up and would like to tee up a card where these charges can be applied to meeting the minimum spend for a sign-up bonus. SO would apply and is probably ineligible for a Chase card (given "5/24 rule", plus he already has CSR and CSP anyway). Apart from Ultimate ...
by rjbraun
Mon Aug 14, 2017 10:28 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Bough gift cards from cash card.com and somebody else used them all
Replies: 25
Views: 2748

Re: Bough gift cards from cash card.com and somebody else used them all

Updating my post I called the credit card company that I used to purchase these gcs It turns out this was a business credit card. AMEX Delta Sky Miles card. The csr transferred me to insurance department which I did not know existed Anyway they took down my information and they said they will call ...
by rjbraun
Thu Aug 10, 2017 3:00 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Advice on picking a dentist
Replies: 19
Views: 1608

Re: Advice on picking a dentist

Good referrals (vs referrals from ppl who don't really know what they're talking about) are usually the best. I've also had success narrowing the field via my insurance company's website and then using ZocDoc to see what availability for appointments looks like among a handful of nearby dentists. I...
by rjbraun
Mon Aug 07, 2017 11:10 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Another advantage of airline credit cards
Replies: 10
Views: 1862

Re: Another advantage of airline credit cards

<snip> The United card could also be used as part of a two-card strategy; the reason I don't use a two-card strategy is that I don't charge enough to make it worthwhile. The United card pays for itself if you check a bag on two round trips per year, and you could use another card for everything oth...
by rjbraun
Mon Aug 07, 2017 10:52 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: WSJ: "Sapphire Reserve Cards Aren’t Very Rewarding for J.P. Morgan"
Replies: 54
Views: 6980

Re: WSJ: "Sapphire Reserve Cards Aren’t Very Rewarding for J.P. Morgan"

I can't imagine I'm a profitable customer, nor are most boglehead types. They make money on swipe fees as well. It's not just about profitability but risk also. They have to maintain a careful balance between customers that are less financially risky and earning lower profit versus higher profit an...
by rjbraun
Fri Aug 04, 2017 8:53 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Senior Lifetime National Parks Pass Fee Going Up
Replies: 70
Views: 9724

Re: Senior Lifetime National Parks Pass Fee Going Up

10,000 retiring Boomers a day, many new Park visitors with Trustafarian Sprinters, RVs and trailers. NPS is not prepared for this. :oops: No, they're not. I ordered mine in early May and still haven't received it. When I called NPS in June, the representative said they were overwhelmed with SLNPP r...
by rjbraun
Thu Aug 03, 2017 10:04 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Losing confidence in Ally Bank - what would you do
Replies: 58
Views: 6591

Re: Losing confidence in Ally Bank - what would you do

I know you were right but next time leave a dollar or two in there. That is what I do. I have got into trouble getting the last cent out of several places. What kind of "trouble" have you got into in the past? I would be a bit concerned about having to deal with random paperwork (mandatory regulato...
by rjbraun
Tue Aug 01, 2017 12:44 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: WSJ: "Sapphire Reserve Cards Aren’t Very Rewarding for J.P. Morgan"
Replies: 54
Views: 6980

Re: WSJ: "Sapphire Reserve Cards Aren’t Very Rewarding for J.P. Morgan"

I don't cut things close. I usually have an hour or two at the gate waiting for a flight. What I could not imagine doing is intentionally getting there early for the purpose of going to the lounge, which a poster above has suggested. I get there with an hour or two to spare, then wait at the gate. ...
by rjbraun
Tue Aug 01, 2017 10:14 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: WSJ: "Sapphire Reserve Cards Aren’t Very Rewarding for J.P. Morgan"
Replies: 54
Views: 6980

Re: WSJ: "Sapphire Reserve Cards Aren’t Very Rewarding for J.P. Morgan"

I would never get to an airport extra early to sit in a lounge?????? The place I was before would have to be pretty horrible. Better to arrive at an airport early to sit in a lounge than to be stuck in traffic, wondering why you cut things too close in time and may miss your flight (especially with...
by rjbraun
Tue Aug 01, 2017 9:17 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Florence Hotels.......
Replies: 25
Views: 1416

Re: Florence Hotels.......

We spent a week this past January at the Serristori Palace. We found the Oltrarno (other side of the Arno River) neighborhood lovely and enjoyed being within walking distance of the major sites (probably ~15-20 mins, in general) but not right in the thick of things. The "palace" is not a hotel, it's...
by rjbraun
Mon Jul 31, 2017 2:29 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: What's Your Credit Card Rewards Strategy?
Replies: 2016
Views: 351113

Re: What's Your Credit Card Rewards Strategy?

I just had an interesting experience with the Chase Ultimate Rewards travel portal. I needed to book a specific hotel for specific days in October. Booking through the Sheraton website offered a pre-paid, nonrefundable standard room rate of $164/night, or a refundable standard room rate for $184/ni...
by rjbraun
Mon Jul 31, 2017 12:24 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: WSJ: "Sapphire Reserve Cards Aren’t Very Rewarding for J.P. Morgan"
Replies: 54
Views: 6980

Re: WSJ: "Sapphire Reserve Cards Aren’t Very Rewarding for J.P. Morgan"

The Priority Pass Lounges are horrific compared to a "real" lounge offered by American Express or any of the major airlines. A lounge that accepts Priority Pass is certainly better than nothing, but I've been very underwhelmed when visiting them in PHX, JFK, HNL, etc. I value that at mayb...
by rjbraun
Mon Jul 31, 2017 10:42 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Filling bookshelves cheaply
Replies: 56
Views: 2622

Re: Filling bookshelves cheaply

Any nearby colleagues, say, in the humanities, might be delighted to "borrow" some shelf space. Seriously, if all of your resources are electronic, why not have two or even three of the bookcases removed? Or is it more a matter of creating the right image with departmental colleagues? If i...
by rjbraun
Mon Jul 31, 2017 9:58 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Italy in August Trip (Rome, Florence, Venice)
Replies: 44
Views: 2634

Re: Italy in August Trip (Rome, Florence, Venice)

rolling suitcase may be more cumbersome I found rolling suitcase, even the smaller ones a drawback in much of Europe due to uneven sidewalks, cobblestone roads etc. Overhead racks on trains are often smaller and don't fit normal suitcases. I only used mine for business travel. Used a backpack for p...
by rjbraun
Fri Jul 28, 2017 1:38 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: WSJ: "Sapphire Reserve Cards Aren’t Very Rewarding for J.P. Morgan"
Replies: 54
Views: 6980

WSJ: "Sapphire Reserve Cards Aren’t Very Rewarding for J.P. Morgan"

Was just trying to summarize the WSJ article when I found that DoC had already done so: m WSJ link, in case people have access: m I tentatively plan to pay the AF when my CSR comes up for renewal in a couple of months. SO probably won't though, as long as we can transfer his UR to my account. Still,...
by rjbraun
Fri Jul 28, 2017 10:10 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Italy in August Trip (Rome, Florence, Venice)
Replies: 44
Views: 2634

Re: Italy in August Trip (Rome, Florence, Venice)

In case folks aren't aware, news reports of Italy's drought this summer have led to talk of possible water rationing in Rome:

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-40733218
by rjbraun
Tue Jul 25, 2017 12:36 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Italy in August Trip (Rome, Florence, Venice)
Replies: 44
Views: 2634

Re: Italy in August Trip (Rome, Florence, Venice)

<snip> Both Rome and Florence have a 'dome' tour. The lovely domes atop the big churches have an outer skin and an interior skin. To tour these, you basically climb a narrow path or stair between the skins to the top, where you are rewarded with a view of the city. Of the two, the one in Florence i...
by rjbraun
Mon Jul 24, 2017 1:11 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Italy in August Trip (Rome, Florence, Venice)
Replies: 44
Views: 2634

Re: Italy in August Trip (Rome, Florence, Venice)

Have been to all three cities and really liked them all. Our last visit to Rome and Florence was last January for a week each. Have been to Venice a couple of times in the past few years. Once was in November where we experienced "acqua alta" and then more recently in late June/early July....
by rjbraun
Fri Jul 21, 2017 9:09 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Hotel Credit Card
Replies: 15
Views: 915

Re: Hotel Credit Card

I think the IHG credit card is the best deal going right now. I think it's $49 a year and you get one free night a year which includes Intercontinental and Hotel Indigo with some unavailable dates but pretty good availability. Chase IHG sign-up terms were recently improved to 80k bonus points with ...
by rjbraun
Wed Jul 19, 2017 3:07 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Senior Lifetime National Parks Pass Fee Going Up
Replies: 70
Views: 9724

Re: Senior Lifetime National Parks Pass Fee Going Up

10,000 retiring Boomers a day, many new Park visitors with Trustafarian Sprinters, RVs and trailers. NPS is not prepared for this. No, they're not. I ordered mine in early May and still haven't received it. When I called NPS in June, the representative said they were overwhelmed with SLNPP requests...
by rjbraun
Wed Jul 19, 2017 2:57 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Physician Compensation and Subspecialties
Replies: 53
Views: 4491

Re: Physician Compensation and Subspecialties

My age: 30 y/o Marital status: Married Location: NYC Debt/Obligations: Student loan $165k @ 6.8% My car is paid in full and valued at ~18k We are currently renting an apt @ $600/month Compensation: $190k/year flat rate That rent seems incredibly low for NYC, especially for two people. Just wonderin...
by rjbraun
Tue Jul 18, 2017 8:36 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Senior Lifetime National Parks Pass Fee Going Up
Replies: 70
Views: 9724

Re: Senior Lifetime National Parks Pass Fee Going Up

This post reminds me that SO applied for a Senior Lifetime NP Pass, but he can't remember if he has received it yet How long does it typically take for an application to get processsed and for one to receive the pass? I don't recall exactly but I think it is a couple of weeks. Thank you. Now he say...
by rjbraun
Tue Jul 18, 2017 8:13 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Senior Lifetime National Parks Pass Fee Going Up
Replies: 70
Views: 9724

Re: Senior Lifetime National Parks Pass Fee Going Up

This post reminds me that SO applied for a Senior Lifetime NP Pass, but he can't remember if he has received it yet :oops:

How long does it typically take for an application to get processsed and for one to receive the pass?
by rjbraun
Thu Jul 13, 2017 3:04 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Hotel tipping: how much to leave?
Replies: 72
Views: 3893

Re: Hotel tipping: how much to leave?

It depends. In pricier hotels in thriving economic areas, I don't tip on the theory that housekeepers should be receiving a proper salary. In poorer areas and/or cheaper digs, I will leave $2-3 if the room is clean. I have read that in many hotels the housekeeping supervisor often "verifies&qu...
by rjbraun
Thu Jul 13, 2017 3:01 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Hotel tipping: how much to leave?
Replies: 72
Views: 3893

Re: Hotel tipping: how much to leave?

While we've always tip the room attendant while on a cruise (ocean/river), we don't when we're spending time on the road. You don't necessarily get the same folks taking care of your room every day, and the tip you left for the attendant you had yesterday is probably going to be picked up by someon...
by rjbraun
Thu Jul 13, 2017 2:58 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Hotel tipping: how much to leave?
Replies: 72
Views: 3893

Re: Hotel tipping: how much to leave?

About $3-$5 -- ideally each day, though I have to admit sometimes I neglect to and then try to catch up at the end, which isn't great I realize as individual housekeepers can change daily Picking up on some of the comments - - Earlier this year I stayed at an SPG hotel for work (don't recall exact ...
by rjbraun
Thu Jul 13, 2017 1:56 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Hotel tipping: how much to leave?
Replies: 72
Views: 3893

Re: Hotel tipping: how much to leave?

While we've always tip the room attendant while on a cruise (ocean/river), we don't when we're spending time on the road. You don't necessarily get the same folks taking care of your room every day, and the tip you left for the attendant you had yesterday is probably going to be picked up by someon...
by rjbraun
Thu Jul 13, 2017 1:36 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Hotel tipping: how much to leave?
Replies: 72
Views: 3893

Re: Hotel tipping: how much to leave?

About $3-$5 -- ideally each day, though I have to admit sometimes I neglect to and then try to catch up at the end, which isn't great I realize as individual housekeepers can change daily Picking up on some of the comments - - Earlier this year I stayed at an SPG hotel for work (don't recall exact b...
by rjbraun
Mon Jul 10, 2017 1:16 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How did you handle the costs of your child's wedding?
Replies: 170
Views: 12457

Re: How did you handle the costs of your child's wedding?

I will say, as a wedding guest, I truly appreciate big and expensive affairs. Attending a wedding with great food, free flowing drinks and good music is much more fun than attending a cheapo wedding. Do you give a proportionately larger gift when you attend weddings with great food, free flowing dr...