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by Flymore
Thu Dec 13, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Volkswagen Reliability
Replies: 38
Views: 1991

Re: Volkswagen Reliability

Went to the VW dealer in 1979 for a diesel Rabbit. Ordered a base beige one, and was placed 37th on the waiting list for next available. After a month the dealer called with a deluxe model, I said that's not what I ordered and he said if you don't want it that's ok! This is long before I knew how to...
by Flymore
Tue Dec 11, 2018 10:11 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks in free fall
Replies: 8550
Views: 1673139

Re: U.S. stocks in freefall

J G Bankerton wrote:
Tue Dec 11, 2018 9:32 am
This is it, the start of the "rip your eye balls out" rally. \

My last buy is up 2.49% in less than 24 hours.

Do you feel lucky? Do you? :twisted:
How much up?
by Flymore
Sun Dec 09, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Bob Brinker Retirement
Replies: 13
Views: 1874

Re: Bob Brinker Retirement

True Brinker hasn't had a good record on sell calls, but he's had a few "market attractive for purchase" calls that were very good. For this reason I'm still a subscriber to his newsletter. Is this reason enough, who knows but for me for now it works and that's enough for me to subscribe.
by Flymore
Fri Dec 07, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: What are your property taxes?
Replies: 352
Views: 19718

Re: What are your property taxes?

2700 sq ft. NE Ohio 8600 and going up! :annoyed
by Flymore
Thu Dec 06, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How to cheaply replace my smartphone?
Replies: 29
Views: 1864

Re: How to cheaply replace my smartphone?

I've bought three phones and sold two on ebay and it's worked out well for me. Got a mint condition S7 for my DW last year for a fantastic price. She loves it. She wouldn't let me sell her old phone so it's collecting dust somewhere. :D Usually I don't get much for my old phones but it's better then...
by Flymore
Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:36 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks in free fall
Replies: 8550
Views: 1673139

Re: U.S. stocks in freefall

Sounds like the talking heads this morning are pleading with the fed to not raise interest rates on December 19th. Wonder if they'll succeed? If the fed doesn't raise on the 19th that could slow the stock freefall and we could see a rally. :D ...or be seen as a big negative and more evidence of slo...
by Flymore
Thu Dec 06, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks in free fall
Replies: 8550
Views: 1673139

Re: U.S. stocks in freefall

Sounds like the talking heads this morning are pleading with the fed to not raise interest rates on December 19th.
Wonder if they'll succeed? If the fed doesn't raise on the 19th that could slow the stock freefall and we could see a rally. :D
by Flymore
Wed Dec 05, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Ytd return of sp 500
Replies: 5
Views: 711

Re: Ytd return of sp 500

I use the vanguard watchlist to watch the YTD return of funds, https://personal.vanguard.com/us/funds/tools/watchlist For the Vanguard S&P 500 Admiral shares as of December 4, the market was closed today the 5th It's showing, Price Change SEC Yield YTD Return 500 Index Fund Adm VFIAX $250.23 –$8.35 ...
by Flymore
Wed Dec 05, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: New QUIET Tires for Accord
Replies: 37
Views: 2489

Re: New QUIET Tires for Accord

Just got the Goodyear Assurance Outlast 80,000 mile tires at wally world black Friday sale discounted and free install.
So far I like them, but it's only been a couple of weeks. :D
by Flymore
Tue Dec 04, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Looking for a nice travel watch... recommendations?
Replies: 41
Views: 2349

Re: Looking for a nice travel watch... recommendations?

Another one I really like is Helson watch,
https://helsonwatches.com/

Have two of these and received complements on them.

Good luck
by Flymore
Mon Dec 03, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Please Recommend a New Car for Me
Replies: 52
Views: 3956

Re: Please Recommend a New Car for Me

Scotty Kilmer has a humorous video on the costs of AWD versus the advantageous of it. Should You Buy an All Wheel Drive Car? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1P-ZbzUdklI I live in the snowy region and have never felt that I needed AWD, but choose to spend the money to keep good all season tires on my...
by Flymore
Sun Dec 02, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best values at Costco? Honestly, a little disappointed...
Replies: 155
Views: 16851

Re: Best values at Costco? Honestly, a little disappointed...

I like the tub of assorted nuts especially with beer! :beer
by Flymore
Fri Nov 30, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Cancun in January
Replies: 13
Views: 1123

Re: Cancun in January

All, I will be travelling with family (kids 10 and 8 ) in Jan in Cancun for 4 nights. We are in all inclusive resort. Question I have is: 1) My flight arrives around 9 PM. What will be safest transportation to Resort? 2) Safe trip options chichen itza? 3) Should I use credit cards, Cash dollars or ...
by Flymore
Wed Nov 28, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Name something you had to have and now you regret purchasing it?
Replies: 444
Views: 54377

Re: Name something you had to have and now you regret purchasing it?

Here's a future regret http://wagonmaster.com Here's my future regret, and current regret I ever sold my 67 bug!!! https://www.classicvwbugs.com/ Miss my bay window bus. Really liked it, except for freezing to death in Omaha. Was at the library recently and stumbled across a YouTube video of someon...
by Flymore
Wed Nov 28, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Changing coolant on 2012 CR-V
Replies: 20
Views: 1005

Re: Changing coolant on 2012 CR-V

Check your owners manual, but I believe coolant should be changed every five years regardless of miles.
That's what mine says.
So i would change it.
by Flymore
Mon Nov 26, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Name something you had to have and now you regret purchasing it?
Replies: 444
Views: 54377

Re: Name something you had to have and now you regret purchasing it?

harrington wrote:
Wed Sep 06, 2017 6:50 am
Here's a future regret http://wagonmaster.com
Here's my future regret, and current regret I ever sold my 67 bug!!!
https://www.classicvwbugs.com/
by Flymore
Mon Nov 26, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Where do you direct Stock Index Capital Gains and Dividends
Replies: 20
Views: 1818

Re: Where do you direct Stock Index Capital Gains and Dividends

Are you retired?
Is this a tax privileged account or just a regular investment account?
Do you have a pension?

I'm retired and direct these to my checking account and spend them.
by Flymore
Sat Nov 24, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Black Friday 2018
Replies: 123
Views: 15047

Re: Black Friday 2018

Got the black Friday special at the mart, Goodyear assurance outlast 80,000 mile tire @$20 off each tire plus free mounting. :D I know Michelin Defender is what everyone gets on this board, so wish me luck. :D First 30 miles has been great. :D Considering the display at the mart for this tire, right...
by Flymore
Sat Nov 24, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: How much international stock? A suggestion.
Replies: 754
Views: 98886

Re: How much international stock? A suggestion.

Vanguard published a document last may about this topic titled, "From reflation to inflation: What’s the tipping point for portfolios?" https://personal.vanguard.com/pdf/ISGGMMIN.pdf Maybe it was discussed earlier in this thread and I missed it. Depending on four scenarios of inflation the allocatio...
by Flymore
Wed Nov 21, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Help me winterize my Civic
Replies: 14
Views: 1262

Re: Help me winterize my Civic

I don't have a civic, but have had lots of cars in NE winters here's my opinion. You don't need winter tires just a set of good all weather tires. Check the tread of your tires. Put a quarter in the tread, if the head is showing or even close get new tires. Don't put any weight in the trunk, you hav...
by Flymore
Wed Nov 21, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Replacement for Google Finance price quote function
Replies: 120
Views: 21434

Re: Replacement for Google Finance price quote function

libralibra wrote:
Sun Nov 18, 2018 3:07 pm
Flymore wrote:
Sun Nov 18, 2018 11:45 am
I just need a quick and easy way to download a bunch of quotes in csv format.

Anybody have that?

thanks
This method is still working
viewtopic.php?f=10&t=218779&start=150#p3606587
That's working for me.
thanks!
by Flymore
Wed Nov 21, 2018 10:11 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Current Retirees: Do you touch your principal?
Replies: 79
Views: 8232

Re: Current Retirees: Do you touch your principal?

I have no pension.
I'd like to wait till over 65 to take social security, another 3 years.
My choices are withdraw principal or find a job.
by Flymore
Sun Nov 18, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Cancun in a few weeks
Replies: 52
Views: 3881

Re: Cancun in a few weeks

Arabesque wrote:
Sun Nov 18, 2018 10:30 am
My family had a fantastic two weeks in San Miguel de Allende. We used public transportation, traveled throughout the region, ate anywhere. It’s a UNESCO site, a colonial city in the mountains. Lots of expats, but none of the crazy tourism!
DW likes the beach, but looks good so we may try.

Thanks
by Flymore
Sun Nov 18, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Replacement for Google Finance price quote function
Replies: 120
Views: 21434

Re: Replacement for Google Finance price quote function

I just need a quick and easy way to download a bunch of quotes in csv format.

Anybody have that?

thanks
by Flymore
Sun Nov 18, 2018 10:06 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Cancun in a few weeks
Replies: 52
Views: 3881

Re: Cancun in a few weeks

Got back yesterday from Cancun. Missed the Kodak moment at the start of the trip with the van driver saying how safe it was while you could see three soldiers wearing flack jackets standing near a Humvee with a M60 machine gun mount as we entered the hotel zone. :D :shock: Reminder of how thin the l...
by Flymore
Sun Nov 18, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Warm winter vacation
Replies: 25
Views: 2237

Re: Warm winter vacation

Came back yesterday from Cancun Mexico.
Temperatures last week were high 70's, shorts and a tee shirt all week.
Sun very strong.
Food was great, avoid the malls lots of high pressure selling of tours etc.
by Flymore
Sun Nov 04, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Mice [updated - not a mouse]
Replies: 54
Views: 4156

Re: Mice [updated- not a mouse]

UPDATE: Well, it was not a mouse - it was a small/baby squirrel. The squirrel must have been hiding all day, but it appeared this evening. After chasing it around the house with my pond fish net in hopes of catching it (nope), it finally ran ran upstairs and into a small room that had a sliding gla...
by Flymore
Thu Nov 01, 2018 8:02 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: $50 Prepaid Visa Card for Taking Test Drive at Jeep Dealership
Replies: 29
Views: 2060

Re: $50 Prepaid Visa Card for Taking Test Drive at Jeep Dealership

Buddy and I do this all the time with Ford, last year it was GM. We sign up at the car show then get the email, print it out and take it to the dealer. It go so with the Ford dealer the salesman knew us and just signed it and let us go. Maybe that's why Ford didn't let us have it last year. :D That'...
by Flymore
Sun Oct 28, 2018 8:41 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Gutters and gutter guards
Replies: 64
Views: 9947

Re: Gutters and gutter guards

whodidntante wrote:
Sat Oct 27, 2018 10:06 pm
If it's that much of an issue I would probably cut some trees back.
Can't cut the trees, they belong to the park I live near... Not mine and the park wouldn't like it.
by Flymore
Sun Oct 28, 2018 8:02 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Gutters and gutter guards
Replies: 64
Views: 9947

Re: Gutters and gutter guards

Use PVC pipes connected to a large shop vac bought from the local big box shop. Been doing it for decades, works great, and we live next to a large woods lots of leaves. Do it twice a year, once in spring and fall. Keep both feet on the ground, and push the pipes up, turn on the vac suck out all th...
by Flymore
Sun Oct 28, 2018 7:54 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 3891
Views: 1087422

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Recently watched, Land of Mine 2017 rated R. A very good movie that's not for everybody but more people should watch. It's a reminder that the horror or war doesn't stop when one side surrenders but sadly continues beyond.
by Flymore
Sat Oct 27, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How many miles (total) on car before buying another car ?
Replies: 114
Views: 7226

Re: How many miles (total) on car before buying another car ?

Large part of this is personal preference. DW doesn't like a car with over 100k on it, so she won't get stuck some where. Neighbor has 324k on his Chevy Malibu and still going. While dating many, many years ago knew a girl who's father would trade in his Cadillac in each year for a new one just caus...
by Flymore
Sat Oct 27, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Gutters and gutter guards
Replies: 64
Views: 9947

Re: Gutters and gutter guards

That does look interesting, but I think I'll just keep using my old PVC. :D

Thanks
by Flymore
Wed Oct 24, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: In retirement, when do you stop withdrawing from stocks in a downturn?
Replies: 141
Views: 9442

Re: When do you stop withdrawing from stocks in a downturn?

In withdrawal, you should take your money from the asset class you have too much of. In a market downturn, this will be the bond side of your portfolio, not the stock side. So there is no decision about when to stop. Your portfolio will tell you where to withdraw from. Bonds are down more than stoc...
by Flymore
Tue Oct 23, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Bonds saved the bacon in the "lost decade" for stocks, but will they do it again?
Replies: 21
Views: 3079

Re: Bonds saved the bacon in the "lost decade" for stocks, but will they do it again?

Considering the rising interest rate situation, I think not for the short term. After some time the rising interest rate will work it's way into bond yield, then bonds may contribute. IMO, depends on the speed of the rate increases by the fed. Perhaps the falling stock market will pressure the Fed t...
by Flymore
Fri Oct 19, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: High End Wrist Watches (Gone Crazy)
Replies: 254
Views: 30497

Re: High End Wrist Watches (Gone Crazy)

I'm a watch guy, my most expensive is a Breitling Superocean Chrono, but I have many others and enjoy them all. Also a car guy a friend gave me an old Car and Driver magazine, June 1977. What's interesting (besides the cars) is the Tudor Chrono-Time (made by Rolex) on page 30 for $395 :shock: versus...
by Flymore
Fri Oct 19, 2018 11:38 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Maserati Experiences
Replies: 47
Views: 5543

Re: Maserati Experiences

"My Maserati does 185, I lost my license now I don't drive. I have a limo ride in the back, I lock the doors in case I'm attacked" Joe Walsh :D
by Flymore
Thu Oct 18, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks in free fall
Replies: 8550
Views: 1673139

Re: U.S. stocks in freefall

I'm doing what I do best and have the most experience with, nothing. :D
by Flymore
Wed Oct 17, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best way to complain about Hertz bait-and-switch?
Replies: 58
Views: 6087

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: 5344

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: 71
Views: 6636

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: 52
Views: 3881

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: 5344

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: 52
Views: 3881

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: 52
Views: 3881

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: 52
Views: 3881

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: 52
Views: 3881

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: 52
Views: 3881

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: 52
Views: 3881

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: 52
Views: 3881

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.