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by Flymore
Wed Oct 17, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best way to complain about Hertz bait-and-switch?
Replies: 34
Views: 3016

Re: Best way to complain about Hertz bait-and-switch?

Had same issue with Budget. Same argument at the counter, explained to the guy that I couldn't buy the larger car for the price of the smaller car, therefore was not the same car! Wife and I got the stuff in the smaller car, and eventually got a refund from Budget for the smaller car. Have never ren...
by Flymore
Wed Oct 17, 2018 8:13 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Need new email address. Gmail or ???
Replies: 70
Views: 5032

Re: Need new email address. Gmail or ???

Another issue I have with google (gmail) is when I get an email, say from walmart and it has a link to a product (tires) and I click on it in my email - it goes to google first :shock: then walmart! Really! Why does google need that info! You may want to try this...if you right-click on the link and...
by Flymore
Wed Oct 17, 2018 8:03 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Did you retire because you hit your number?
Replies: 53
Views: 4000

Re: Did you retire because you hit your number?

I quit because the expectation was raised to 24x7x365.
by Flymore
Wed Oct 17, 2018 7:44 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Cancun in a few weeks
Replies: 48
Views: 2979

Re: Cancun in a few weeks

Or the Gators will watch for you at night. They need to be fed and they don't eat tortillas. Forget renting a car, you are on vacation, and you have permission to over-imbibe on good Mexican beer and tequila. Anyway, that bus on the main Avenue in the Hotel Zone comes every five minutes, costs 80 c...
by Flymore
Wed Oct 17, 2018 7:32 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Need new email address. Gmail or ???
Replies: 70
Views: 5032

Re: Need new email address. Gmail or ???

If you value your privacy, you should not use gmail. outlook.com is a decent option. I use gmail but have heard that if you use the gmail app on your phone then other apps on your phone can read your email :shock: . I switched all my financial email to my isp - away from gmail and download the emai...
by Flymore
Mon Oct 15, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Cancun in a few weeks
Replies: 48
Views: 2979

Re: Cancun in a few weeks

Alligators!!!

I like the signs around Hilton Head, Don't pet the Alligators they think of you as food! :shock: :shock:

Thanks for the heads up we'll watch out for them!
by Flymore
Mon Oct 15, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Cancun in a few weeks
Replies: 48
Views: 2979

Re: Cancun in a few weeks

Ok cool, watched the Cancun airport on youtube - looks ok. Actually, lots of good stuff on youtube for Mexico and yes, it points out that most people there are nice, don't drink the water tip the maid. So no worries. I'll take my travel laptop if they want it ... they can have it saves me from throw...
by Flymore
Mon Oct 15, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Cancun in a few weeks
Replies: 48
Views: 2979

Re: Cancun in a few weeks

Was considering taking a laptop, now considering the chaos in the Cancun airport may now just leave it home!
by Flymore
Mon Oct 15, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Cancun in a few weeks
Replies: 48
Views: 2979

Re: Cancun in a few weeks

I usually exchange my dollars for pesos at my hotel lobby conceirge. As good as a rate anyway, no funny money and no exchange charges however, if you do it through a credit card, you may pay a foreign currency fee. Consult your credit card company. I try to pay in pesos and not through my credit ca...
by Flymore
Mon Oct 15, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Cancun in a few weeks
Replies: 48
Views: 2979

Re: Cancun in a few weeks

Museo Maya de Cancún is right before all of the resorts. It was brand new when we went in 2012 and was an amazing experience. It was a free day for locals and we met lots of nice people who helped us read the descriptions. If you like museums at all, this is a fantastic one. We also walked to the l...
by Flymore
Mon Oct 15, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Cancun in a few weeks
Replies: 48
Views: 2979

Re: Cancun in a few weeks

Starfish wrote:
Sun Oct 14, 2018 10:27 pm
Flymore wrote:
Sun Oct 14, 2018 4:19 pm
Starfish wrote:
Sat Oct 13, 2018 11:44 pm
Why Cancun (as opposed to other places along the coast starting with Playa del Carmen)?
DW wanted to go.
The question was not who but why... I think you can have fun in Cancun but it is not anywhere on my list.
I do not know why.
by Flymore
Sun Oct 14, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Cancun in a few weeks
Replies: 48
Views: 2979

Re: Cancun in a few weeks

Starfish wrote:
Sat Oct 13, 2018 11:44 pm
Why Cancun (as opposed to other places along the coast starting with Playa del Carmen)?
DW wanted to go.
by Flymore
Sun Oct 14, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Cancun in a few weeks
Replies: 48
Views: 2979

Re: Cancun in a few weeks

zero sum guy wrote:
Sun Oct 14, 2018 3:49 pm
Mexican beer is great. Probably a dozen different brands. Made much fresher there as it made locally as it does not have to be shipped to the States.
And half the price of US made beers.
I like Mexican beer, am looking forward to it. :beer
by Flymore
Sun Oct 14, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Cancun in a few weeks
Replies: 48
Views: 2979

Re: Cancun in a few weeks

Cuidado with the tainted drinks: https://www.google.com/search?q=tainted+cancun+drinks&oq=tainted+cancun+drinks&ie=UTF-8 http://www.startribune.com/cancun-area-trip-in-face-of-tainted-alcohol-gang-violence-concerns/456481053/ Thanks for the info, I'll probably just have a bottle of beer. :sharebeer...
by Flymore
Sun Oct 14, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Cancun in a few weeks
Replies: 48
Views: 2979

Re: Cancun in a few weeks

TheHouse7 wrote:
Sun Oct 14, 2018 9:07 am
Take the fairy East to Isla mujeres, get a golf cart. North Beach, South coast, dolphin park, turtle farm, whale shark tour :moneybag
Sounds great, thanks
by Flymore
Sat Oct 13, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Cancun in a few weeks
Replies: 48
Views: 2979

Re: Cancun in a few weeks

RootSki wrote:
Sat Oct 13, 2018 1:46 pm
Is there still a seaweed problem in Cancun? We were looking at going there mid-September but once we found out about the seaweed closing beaches, we went elsewhere.
No idea, this is the DW's idea. :happy
by Flymore
Sat Oct 13, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Cancun in a few weeks
Replies: 48
Views: 2979

Re: Cancun in a few weeks

Cuidado with the tainted drinks: https://www.google.com/search?q=tainted+cancun+drinks&oq=tainted+cancun+drinks&ie=UTF-8 http://www.startribune.com/cancun-area-trip-in-face-of-tainted-alcohol-gang-violence-concerns/456481053/ Thanks for the info, I'll probably just have a bottle of beer. :sharebeer
by Flymore
Sat Oct 13, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Cancun in a few weeks
Replies: 48
Views: 2979

Re: Cancun in a few weeks

Sounds wonderful! :D

thanks
by Flymore
Sat Oct 13, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Cancun in a few weeks
Replies: 48
Views: 2979

Cancun in a few weeks

DW suggested a Cancun trip, haven't done one yet. We're NOT going all inclusive, try not to drink that much. Probably try to go to the ruins again if we can find a decent tour group through the hotel. I'd rent a car and drive :D , but AAA says that's NOT ok! :P We'll be on the strip with the other h...
by Flymore
Fri Oct 12, 2018 7:00 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Market decline in 2019 ?
Replies: 73
Views: 6457

Re: Market decline in 2019 ?

Statistically speaking, anything is possible. :)
by Flymore
Thu Oct 11, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Black Friday is coming.. what's on your list?
Replies: 70
Views: 5851

Re: Black Friday is coming.. what's on your list?

Tires for my Impala.
Not sure how much longer I'll have this car so I'm hesitant to buy top of the line Michelins. May get the SUV I've wanted for some time before I'm too old to enjoy it. :shock: OEM tires were Goodyear LS2, and 2nd set was the same after getting a buy 3 get one free deal on them.
by Flymore
Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks in freefall
Replies: 7387
Views: 1549397

Re: U.S. stocks in freefall

If you happen to deal in futures you care about points A LOT. This is the history of emini SP futures drops. Today is the second worst in history, behind the February one. This is what Mr. Bogle was referring to during the spring........gigantic point moves even compared to 87. http://i67.tinypic.c...
by Flymore
Tue Oct 09, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: 1.5 liter wine
Replies: 52
Views: 11370

Re: 1.5 liter wine

If you're a member of Costco, I'm enjoying a Kirkland Cabernet for under $10.
by Flymore
Tue Oct 09, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Dayton, Ohio -- Worth Visiting?
Replies: 39
Views: 2953

Re: Dayton, Ohio -- Worth Visiting?

Be prepared to walk a lot. There's a lot to see including a B-52. Not a lot of places you can go to that has a B-52 on display. Dayton AFM also has Boxcar on display. The B-29 that dropped Fat Man, the bomb that ended WWII. There's an app you can download, Cockpit 360 that takes you inside the plane...
by Flymore
Sat Oct 06, 2018 6:05 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Boglehead Beer
Replies: 837
Views: 155370

Re: Boglehead Beer

I like lager beers over IPA.
Moosehead beer is my favorite Canadian lager beer.
Check it out. :sharebeer
by Flymore
Fri Sep 28, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Etrade's new Prebuilt Portfolio review
Replies: 2
Views: 228

Re: Etrade's new Prebuilt Portfolio review

It's free to trade most Vanguard ETF's at Etrade. That's what I do. :D
by Flymore
Tue Sep 18, 2018 6:16 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Spectrum Cable TV Charges
Replies: 19
Views: 1768

Re: Spectrum Cable TV Charges

Come on, it’s a game. They always find a deal if you call and threaten to leave. Actually for me Spectrum wouldn't find a deal so I did leave. :D After 5 years with them the bill went up and up, so I called them, they were no help so I shopped around and switched to wide open west(WOW). Cut my bill...
by Flymore
Tue Jul 31, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: DOOM!!!!! Morgan Stanley warns
Replies: 41
Views: 4941

Re: DOOM!!!!! Morgan Stanley warns

Can we at least make a rule the thread title should contain the source of the link? Actually, I think the OP violates the rule of posting naked links with no assessment of OP's opinion of the article, does it not? We also require that you be considerate of our readers and: use meaningful titles on ...
by Flymore
Tue Jul 31, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: DOOM!!!!! Morgan Stanley warns
Replies: 41
Views: 4941

Re: DOOM!!!!! Morgan Stanley warns

Could be something, total stock market - VTI down on volume yesterday,
Mon Jul 30 15:51:30 2018 VTI volume at 5,000,112
by Flymore
Tue Jul 31, 2018 9:18 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: DOOM!!!!! Morgan Stanley warns
Replies: 41
Views: 4941

DOOM!!!!! Morgan Stanley warns

prepare for the biggest market selloff in months! :shock:

https://www.marketwatch.com/story/prepa ... 2018-07-30
by Flymore
Thu Jul 19, 2018 8:22 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Flatting Yield Curve - buckle up for the storm?
Replies: 27
Views: 2639

Re: Flatting Yield Curve - buckle up for the storm?

At the Dow component Megacorp where I worked, some people would hoard knowledge in an attempt to make themselves indispensable. They tended to be the first to go in a layoff. Be a good team player. The ones with better soft skills tended to be the ones who stayed. Edited to add: Assuming at least a...
by Flymore
Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:07 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Decrease International Growth Fund Admiral and buy Total International Stock Index Adm
Replies: 12
Views: 1274

Re: Decrease International Growth Fund Admiral and buy Total International Stock Index Adm

Called for the annual checkup with Vanguard Flagship services. First time for me. :D All went well, representative professional albeit disappointed I didn't agree to have him maintain my account and asked, "why not"? I said, cause...: happy Anyway, the big change they suggested was to decrease my I...
by Flymore
Wed Jul 18, 2018 6:47 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Decrease International Growth Fund Admiral and buy Total International Stock Index Adm
Replies: 12
Views: 1274

Re: Decrease International Growth Fund Admiral and buy Total International Stock Index Adm

Called for the annual checkup with Vanguard Flagship services. First time for me. :D All went well, representative professional albeit disappointed I didn't agree to have him maintain my account and asked, "why not"? I said, cause...: happy Anyway, the big change they suggested was to decrease my I...
by Flymore
Tue Jul 17, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Decrease International Growth Fund Admiral and buy Total International Stock Index Adm
Replies: 12
Views: 1274

Decrease International Growth Fund Admiral and buy Total International Stock Index Adm

Called for the annual checkup with Vanguard Flagship services. First time for me. :D All went well, representative professional albeit disappointed I didn't agree to have him maintain my account and asked, "why not"? I said, cause...: happy Anyway, the big change they suggested was to decrease my In...
by Flymore
Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:31 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Dow 40000 prediction for 2025
Replies: 44
Views: 4134

Re: Dow 40000 prediction for 2025

Makes sense. Right alongside the prediction that a $2000. PC will equal one human mind by 2026. :shock:
by Flymore
Sun Jul 01, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: What are your property taxes?
Replies: 212
Views: 14228

Re: What are your property taxes?

Paying 8666 on 290k house in NE Ohio.
Just built a new library and school expecting taxes to continue to climb.
New levy for park expansion just failed, they're doing a recount till it passes. :shock:
by Flymore
Thu Jun 21, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Surprise - Costco sells - but does not install vehicle batteries
Replies: 85
Views: 6450

Re: Surprise - Costco sells - but does not install vehicle batteries

Costco auto does not sell the battery for my wife's car, a 2012 Chevy Malibu so had to go elsewhere. :shock: :oops: The guy behind the counter at Costco told me he could try and match it, but no thanks the car has a battery box and must fit in it exactly so I went elsewhere. This battery was nothing...
by Flymore
Wed Jun 20, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Is technology the reason for low inflation?
Replies: 57
Views: 3587

Re: Is technology the reason for low inflation?

There are several articles on this at Vanguard and the short answer is yes. Vanguard economist Joe Davis published "Global macro matters Why is inflation so low? The growing deflationary effects of Moore’s Law" October 2017 "Is technology behind low inflation?" MARKETS & ECONOMY SEPTEMBER 14, 2017 h...
by Flymore
Mon Jun 18, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Which Supermarket are you?
Replies: 155
Views: 9396

Re: Which Supermarket are you?

Costco and Giant Eagle.
by Flymore
Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:46 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Very confused with the current market
Replies: 112
Views: 13088

Re: Very confused with the current market

To time the market is simple.
When I buy, the market will go down and when I sell the market will go up. :shock:
Simply do opposite of what I do.
Since I'm not buying and selling anymore, (retired) you see the market has stabilized. :D
by Flymore
Wed Jun 06, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Tires: Where to Get? Warranty? And Questions?
Replies: 74
Views: 6819

Re: Tires: Where to Get? Warranty? And Questions?

We bought our last set of tires at WalMart for my wife's car. For my car, NTB had buy 3 get one free OEM tires so they were lots cheaper there.
Both way cheaper than Costco and looking today they appear considerable cheaper than Discount tire for my wife's car.
by Flymore
Mon Jun 04, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Roof Leak
Replies: 11
Views: 764

Re: Roof Leak

I'd love to put a boot on the pipe, but it's about 24 feet up and the roof is hipped so very steep.
I'll call around and see if I can find someone to do it.

The skylights are very high up, there's no way I can maintain them.

thanks
by Flymore
Mon Jun 04, 2018 11:31 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Roof Leak
Replies: 11
Views: 764

Re: Roof Leak

You don't say where you are located. If you are in an area of weather extremes, intense sunlight, bitter cold etc..., this will impact the roof material. At 25 years, do a temporary fix and look to replace that roof. I'm located in the NE Ohio. We've had plenty of cold winters. February 2015 was th...
by Flymore
Mon Jun 04, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Roof Leak
Replies: 11
Views: 764

Roof Leak

My 25-year-old Owns Corning roof has a leak, probably near the vent pipe. The roof shingle was an upgrade when installed. Should I just get the leak repaired or plan on replacing the whole roof instead? This is my first experience with skylights. Do they wear out? Will they need to be replaced with ...
by Flymore
Fri Jun 01, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Top Shelf Liquor Overrated?
Replies: 191
Views: 18466

Re: Top Shelf Liquor Overrated?

Around the last day of a cruise, usually, there's a huge sale on liquor, 30% off this 24% off that.
I say, where's the Maker's Mark they say "over there, but it's not on sale. Maker's Mark never goes on sale".

I buy it anyway duty-free saves a little. :D
by Flymore
Mon May 28, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Paid off car loan, Fifth Third says no need for a title
Replies: 11
Views: 2069

Re: Paid off car loan, Fifth Third says no need for a title

Did your address change between when you purchased the car and paid it off? Even though my son had updated his address with Toyota financing, they still gave his old address to DMV and the title was sent it to the old address. He had to go in and pay a small amount for a replacement title. It was n...
by Flymore
Mon May 28, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Paid off car loan, Fifth Third says no need for a title
Replies: 11
Views: 2069

Re: Paid off car loan, Fifth Third says no need for a title

Do I need to buy a title?
I've never had a car without a title.
If I trade the car in (am thinking about this) it's no problem the dealer will handle it right?
However, if I sell it to a private party I need to buy a title?
this is a bit of a mess. :annoyed
by Flymore
Mon May 28, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Paid off car loan, Fifth Third says no need for a title
Replies: 11
Views: 2069

Re: Paid off car loan, Fifth Third says no need for a title

runner3081 wrote:
Mon May 28, 2018 4:44 pm
The bank doesn't send you one. They will submit the lien release and the state sends you the title.
Hmmmm been a year, no title.
Guess I need to call DMV?
by Flymore
Mon May 28, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Paid off car loan, Fifth Third says no need for a title
Replies: 11
Views: 2069

Paid off car loan, Fifth Third says no need for a title

My wife paid off her car loan about a year ago. Fifth Third said that we don't need a title they'll just check the VIN to see that it's ours, but I've never heard of such a thing. :shock:
How am I suppose to sell this car if I need to without a title?
by Flymore
Sun May 20, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Wife Retiring hesitant to roll-over funds to Vanguard
Replies: 36
Views: 2899

Re: Wife Retiring hesitant to roll-over funds to Vanguard

Information on fund comparison has been passed along to the wife.

Still doesn't like that with her current plan, she can't select which fund(s) to withdraw from - it has to be a percentage of the entire portfolio.