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by casun
Sun Nov 29, 2020 1:14 am
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Willing to share your Taxable Portfolio?
Replies: 124
Views: 7158

Re: Willing to share your Taxable Portfolio?

100% vtsax
by casun
Wed Nov 11, 2020 10:48 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Taylor Sends His Best to Fellow Bogleheads
Replies: 278
Views: 20206

Re: Taylor Sends His Best to Fellow Bogleheads

best wishes, taylor!
by casun
Thu Oct 22, 2020 9:38 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Tesla Full Self Driving Option
Replies: 131
Views: 10355

Re: Tesla Full Self Driving Option

full self driving is the best thing since sliced bread. and it keeps getting better. and better.
by casun
Wed Oct 07, 2020 9:53 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Tesla maintenance cost?
Replies: 167
Views: 10204

Re: Tesla maintenance cost?

i’ve had my model 3 for a little over two years with zero maintenance.
by casun
Sat Sep 26, 2020 12:42 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Is hydrogen the fuel for the future of transportation?
Replies: 18
Views: 1348

Re: Is hydrogen the fuel for the future of transportation?

no, electricity is the fuel for the future of transportation.
by casun
Sat Sep 19, 2020 8:47 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Grocery store didn't tell me Shingrix was $160
Replies: 197
Views: 13288

Re: Grocery store didn't tell me Shingrix was $160

you should have asked about the cost before receiving the shot.
by casun
Sat Jun 27, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Restaurants recommendations
Replies: 73
Views: 5212

Re: Restaurants recommendations

raising caine’s has some of the best chicken fingers i’ve ever had. they even travel well due to the slightly perforated container. i think they have two san diego area locations. https://www.raisingcanes.com/locations
by casun
Fri Jun 26, 2020 12:00 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Any Astronomy Buffs Out There?
Replies: 81
Views: 5751

Re: Any Astronomy Buffs Out There?

as mentioned by others, start with a pair of quality binoculars. 10x50 seem to be the sweet spot-decent power and light enough to hand hold without getting fatigued.
by casun
Mon May 11, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Thoughts on Berkey Water Filters
Replies: 20
Views: 1555

Re: Thoughts on Berkey Water Filters

i bought one two years ago and love it. great tasting water. my only regret is not getting the largest size.
by casun
Mon Apr 20, 2020 11:00 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Gardening 2020
Replies: 227
Views: 17599

Re: Gardening 2020

Zone 9 New Orleans. With the virus situation so bad down here, I don't want to go outside shopping. I run out of veggies so I started microgreen. It is fun. Anybody doing micro green outdoor (with or without tray)? i’ve been sprouting for many years and i just started growing microgreens indoors in...
by casun
Sun Apr 19, 2020 10:17 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Crisis Lessons (My list)
Replies: 50
Views: 4634

Re: Crisis Lessons (My list)

Understand that your fabulous life depends on a lot of others who may not have escaped the hand to mouth of a paycheck and be generous in your support as we work to get them back to earning a paycheck. you have an excellent attitude which, in my opinion, is the most important thing to have in a cri...
by casun
Tue Apr 07, 2020 9:52 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Coffee Grinders
Replies: 69
Views: 3430

Re: Coffee Grinders

i bought a baratza encore a few days ago and it's supposed to be delivered tomorrow. if it lasts ten years i’ll be very happy.
by casun
Thu Mar 12, 2020 9:53 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Are you still going to the gym ...
Replies: 210
Views: 12767

Re: Are you still going to the gym ...

i go to the gym six days a week without exception. i skipped it today and plan to stay away for a couple weeks to see how this plays out.
by casun
Fri Dec 27, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Sleep Masks & Ear Plugs
Replies: 35
Views: 2435

Re: Sleep Masks & Ear Plugs

+1 for mack’s pillow soft silicone earplugs.
by casun
Mon Sep 02, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: 3 fund people how are you feeling?
Replies: 112
Views: 13902

Re: 3 fund people how are you feeling?

feeling just fine.
by casun
Sat Aug 24, 2019 12:55 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: White collars- How much is your work downtime?
Replies: 205
Views: 19893

Re: White collars- How much is your work downtime?

this thread is blowing my mind. 50%!? 90%!?

i’ll estimate my “downtime” at 3%.
by casun
Tue Aug 20, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: How much does your employer 401k plan charge?
Replies: 43
Views: 3066

Re: How much does your employer 401k plan charge?

we are in the process of switching to vanguard. 56 participants with roughly $2.1 million. the admin/record keeping fees will be .31% which the company will cover. participants will pay fund ers only.
by casun
Sun Aug 11, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: best gadget for juicing ginger root?
Replies: 5
Views: 621

Re: best gadget for juicing ginger root?

this is marketed as a wheat grass juicer but i use it for ginger and much more. https://smile.amazon.com/Handy-Pantry-H ... den&sr=1-1
by casun
Mon Jul 01, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: What are next steps to managing our money?
Replies: 17
Views: 2139

Re: What are next steps to managing our money?

EnjoyIt wrote: Sun Jun 30, 2019 1:19 pm $2 million should provide about $80k/yr spending if you chose to retire at that point
$80k a year after tax? how are you arriving at that number? $80k is a 4% withdrawal, pre-tax, which is much too high for a 40 year old.
by casun
Sat Mar 02, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Talk me in/out of $35k Tesla Model 3
Replies: 286
Views: 25123

Re: Talk me in/out of $35k Tesla Model 3

buy it. the model 3 is the best car i’ve ever owned and it isn’t even close.
by casun
Thu Jan 17, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: John Bogle has died at age 89
Replies: 856
Views: 62320

Re: John Bogle has died at age 89

Rest In Peace
by casun
Tue Jan 01, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Talk me out of buying a Tesla Model 3
Replies: 921
Views: 82868

Re: Talk me out of buying a Tesla Model 3

HopeToGolf wrote: Tue Jan 01, 2019 7:28 am I still get a bit nervous because the car brakes later than I would (I see red and give red) but once you trust it, it is amazing.
adjusting the follow distance should tweak the braking.
by casun
Sun Dec 16, 2018 1:41 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Should I buy a Tesla?
Replies: 123
Views: 7292

Re: Should I buy a Tesla?

to answer the op’s question: if you can afford it, yes you should buy a model 3. i did and i love it. best car i’ve ever owned and its not even close.
by casun
Sun Oct 28, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Tesla Model 3 Owners: Your experience so far
Replies: 80
Views: 13402

Re: Tesla Model 3 Owners: Your experience so far

I used to think it was pretty cool to see a Tesla tooling around town. Now when I see one I just chuckle at the fool that bit on Elon's fantasy. Tesla is not likely to survive, given the number of competitive models coming to market with established dealer networks and supply chain advantages. wron...
by casun
Sat Sep 08, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Is it sensible to buy a car from Elon Musk?
Replies: 59
Views: 3645

Re: Is it sensible to buy a car from Elon Musk?

Nate79 wrote: Sat Sep 08, 2018 2:52 pm No, I doubt the company will be around long. Saw a model 3 this weekend on the interstate. Ugliest car I've seen in a long time.
last month the model 3 was the 5th best selling passenger car in the u.s. i think tesla will be around for quite a while.
by casun
Sat Sep 08, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Is it sensible to buy a car from Elon Musk?
Replies: 59
Views: 3645

Re: Is it sensible to buy a car from Elon Musk?

his spat with the diver is a real head scratcher. everything else is noise. to answer your question - yes. in fact, i recently bought a model 3 and it is by far the best vehicle i’ve ever owned (out of nine).
by casun
Wed Jul 04, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: To take or not to take delivery of Tesla 3
Replies: 1326
Views: 140137

Re: To take or not to take delivery of Tesla 3

i put the deposit down 4/2/2016 and ordered my model 3 last week. i’m looking forward to delivery before the end of the year.
by casun
Sun Dec 17, 2017 1:25 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Call the top! - Bitcoin
Replies: 191
Views: 24332

Re: Call the top! - Bitcoin

$40,000
by casun
Sat Nov 11, 2017 4:19 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Thoughts about wearing a "uniform"/same thing everyday?
Replies: 138
Views: 13202

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

i've been wearing the same thing every day for a couple of years. i decided to do it for two reasons - 1) fewer decisions 2) some clothing combinations were more comfortable than others and i started regretting the clothing choices that were not the most comfortable. i ended up picking the most comf...
by casun
Sat Nov 04, 2017 11:27 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Got an iPhoneX
Replies: 157
Views: 16277

Re: Got an iPhoneX

https://m.imgur.com/upload

upload the photos then copy the url and paste it here. i cant wait to see the photos.
by casun
Thu Oct 26, 2017 9:57 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How to secure your website?
Replies: 17
Views: 2478

Re: How to secure your website?

we use wordpress and the products/services of this company and we have been very happy. https://sucuri.net/
by casun
Tue Jul 25, 2017 10:15 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Are bitcoins nonsense?
Replies: 73
Views: 8457

Re: Are bitcoins nonsense?

bitcoins are real things that have meaning, but that doesn't necessarily mean you should own them or "invest" in them.
by casun
Sat May 27, 2017 10:39 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Cheap gym shirts w/ certain materials
Replies: 26
Views: 4533

Re: Cheap gym shirts w/ certain materials

forget cotton. nike dry fit t-shirts are the best for excercise. $20 at dicks.
by casun
Sun May 07, 2017 5:52 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: sprouting at home and organic broccoli seeds?
Replies: 10
Views: 1773

Re: sprouting at home and organic broccoli seeds?

i've been buying for years from sproutpeople.com and i've been very happy. https://sproutpeople.org/seeds/broccoli-sprouts/

i've never used a mason jar. i use this https://sproutpeople.org/easy-sprout-sprouter/
by casun
Sun Feb 05, 2017 12:33 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Sam's Club vs Costco price comparison sources
Replies: 9
Views: 2245

Re: Sam's Club vs Costco price comparison sources

I can't really answer the question as I am unwilling to pay the vigorish for the privilege of shopping. That said, I do believe that Citibank offers "Price Rewind" for card members. https://www.citipricerewind.com/ If you pay with your Citibank card (if that is an option to you) you may b...
by casun
Mon Jan 09, 2017 1:37 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Optum HSA
Replies: 11
Views: 1811

Re: Optum HSA

i was moved from wells to optum and i'm invested in wells fargo index admin with an expense ratio of .25%. not bad. i'll switch to better vanguard options when they're available.
by casun
Wed Dec 14, 2016 11:27 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Backdoor Roth IRA Question
Replies: 2
Views: 592

Re: Backdoor Roth IRA Question

thanks Alan.
by casun
Tue Dec 13, 2016 2:51 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Backdoor Roth IRA Question
Replies: 2
Views: 592

Backdoor Roth IRA Question

earlier this year i contributed $5,500 to a traditional ira with the intent of converting it to a roth ira. i then realized that i needed to do something with an existing rollover ira before converting the traditional to roth. i took care of the rollover ira by moving it into my company 401k. that p...
by casun
Sat Sep 24, 2016 11:08 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Best online bill payment service.
Replies: 30
Views: 3897

Re: Best online bill payment service.

i've used paytrust for about 15 years and like it very much. all my bills in one place. i haven't been to my mailbox in years. http://paytrust.quicken.com/
by casun
Tue Sep 06, 2016 8:23 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How much is your cell phone bill?
Replies: 341
Views: 41553

Re: How much is your cell phone bill?

Carrier: Verizon
Number of Lines: 1
Unlimited text msgs: Yes
Data: 2GB
Monthly Cost (including taxes): $66

now i'm looking into RingPlus...
by casun
Wed Aug 31, 2016 9:27 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Starting a CPA firm
Replies: 15
Views: 3621

Re: Starting a CPA firm

have you thought about preparing tax returns with one of these new uber-model type services while you build your practice? http://tax.chat/experts/

i have no experience with these services and no affiliation with the above but have seen a few of them pop up in the marketplace recently.
by casun
Sun Aug 21, 2016 11:51 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How much do you spend on coffee/tea?
Replies: 58
Views: 6243

Re: How much do you spend on coffee/tea?

i buy jose's whole bean coffee from costco. 3 pound bags cost about $18 and last about 3 weeks. every weekend i make a week's worth of cold brew coffee. coffee plus filters run about $25/month.
by casun
Thu Aug 11, 2016 9:45 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Vanguard Small Business 401k [your experience]
Replies: 1
Views: 276

Vanguard Small Business 401k [your experience]

are you a small business owner that has vanguard small business 401k plan for employees? how do you like it? what are the costs (above and beyond the individual fund expenses)?
by casun
Sun Jul 24, 2016 10:43 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Double Walled Stainless Steel tip for Fans of the Cocktail
Replies: 7
Views: 1327

Re: Drink faster

daveatca wrote:My friends/neighbors think Yeti is the greatest.
http://yeti.com/rambler-lowball/
save yourself some money http://www.walmart.com/ip/Ozark-Trail-2 ... r/49772705