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by modal
Mon Dec 04, 2017 7:58 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Price of haircut?
Replies: 194
Views: 13150

Re: Price of haircut?

I've been going to the same guy 15-17 and currently paying $22-23 for a hair cut, triple hair wash, and short head massage.

If I'm late for an appointment, I'll give $50 and have given higher tip[s during holidays.
by modal
Thu Nov 02, 2017 7:06 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: GPS watch
Replies: 26
Views: 2702

Re: GPS watch

I had a Garmin Fore Runner 305 for almost 7 years. It had been repaired several times and got to the point that it just wasn't functioning correctly. One of my former co-workers (who has around 30 GPS watches) let me borrow some of his watches and he recommended DCrainmakers site. I ended up going w...
by modal
Sun Sep 10, 2017 9:48 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Vanguard's new security key option
Replies: 119
Views: 32266

Re: Vanguard's new security key option

Are there any details on how this is implemented and how to get it set up?
by modal
Thu Dec 22, 2016 6:45 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Is it rude to dispose of unwanted gifts?
Replies: 60
Views: 7024

Re: Is it rude to dispose of unwanted gifts?

One of the best things I heard on this board is "everything you own owns a piece of you".

viewtopic.php?t=8843
by modal
Fri Sep 30, 2016 10:05 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Where/how do Bogleheads get their tires inflated?
Replies: 97
Views: 8644

Re: Where/how do Bogleheads get their tires inflated?

....If you really need one that's portable and can run off of the car battery I suggest you look at models made by ViAir. .... They have some inexpensive portable units. Here is one: https://www.amazon.com/VIAIR-85P-Portable-Air-Compressor/dp/B0036E9VB6/ref=sr_1_2?s=automotive&ie=UTF8&qid=147524074...
by modal
Fri Sep 16, 2016 10:15 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Favorite Coffee
Replies: 147
Views: 14836

Re: Favorite Coffee

The Kona coffee I've had was really good, I just do not remember which ones I had. Honey Processed Honduras and El Guapo from Third Coast Coffee http://www.thirdcoastcoffee.com/ http://www.thirdcoastcoffee.com/products/product/641-homey-processed-honduras http://www.thirdcoastcoffee.com/products/pro...
by modal
Thu Sep 08, 2016 1:20 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How much is your cell phone bill?
Replies: 263
Views: 31582

Re: How much is your cell phone bill?

The only problem with the plan above is that price is the price to hook you in. You can never pay another $220 on that SIM card and extend that plan. You have to pay full price after one year, or throw away your phone number and get a new SIM card every year. One could always switch providers and t...
by modal
Thu Sep 08, 2016 10:54 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How much is your cell phone bill?
Replies: 263
Views: 31582

Re: How much is your cell phone bill?

Ultra Mobile (T-Mobile MNVO http://www.Ultra.me) ~18.34 per month (Purchase 1 year of service for $220, NO FEEs) for Unlimited Talk/Text and 1GB of data. I don't have a smart phone so the 1GB doesn't really serve any purpose for me. The normal monthly price is $29 and you can avoid fees by going to...
by modal
Tue Aug 30, 2016 11:50 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Anyone have just a regular ol' Savings Account?
Replies: 28
Views: 3829

Re: Anyone have just a regular ol' Savings Account?

An ally Savings Account is where I store surplus liquid funds. My expenses over the last 6-7 years have continued to rise and then I had a reduction in pay via furlough so this account really dwindled (down to $100). For mental accounting, the best approach for me is to write out all the different f...
by modal
Thu Aug 11, 2016 2:18 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: NAS or HTPC?
Replies: 18
Views: 2333

Re: NAS or HTPC?

Also, I suggest checking out http://www.cnx-software.com/ for tv boxes.
by modal
Fri Apr 15, 2016 4:43 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Non-Compete Clause
Replies: 20
Views: 2882

Re: Non-Compete Clause

I had a former coworker who got hired on while still on a 2 year 100% paid non-compete agreement. From what I recall, he was allowed to work for a competitor just not in a particular specialty.
by modal
Fri Apr 08, 2016 1:31 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Buying a new car
Replies: 56
Views: 9301

Re: Buying a new car

Get a issue of the checkbook cardeals letter with all the incentives (custom and dealer). http://www.checkbook.org/auto/cardeal.cfm If you're financing, obtain your pre-approved loan from a decent source at a decent rate (penfed.org). If you live in a major metropolitan area and know exactly what yo...
by modal
Fri Apr 01, 2016 2:03 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: NAS or HTPC?
Replies: 18
Views: 2333

Re: NAS or HTPC?

I've been really been pleasantly surprised by my switch to the to Minix X8-H I purchased from geekbuying for roughly $150. Prior to the Minix X8-H, I had been using Western Digital Live boxes, but was having a lot of issues with them as they pushed out firmware updates. The Minix box supports Netfli...
by modal
Tue Oct 13, 2015 11:59 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Six figure salary is not what it used to be-how to save for retirement?
Replies: 89
Views: 14247

Re: Six figure salary is not what it used to be-how to save for retirement?

My family has been fairly consistent at living below our means. The rate at which my income has grown has not kept up with normal expenses.
by modal
Wed Aug 27, 2014 10:49 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: FYI, PenFed offering 0.0% new car loans
Replies: 15
Views: 3009

Re: FYI, PenFed offering 0.0% new car loans

Used Penfed to get a 1.49% new car loan with 3 year term. The loan application process was quick.

For $10, you can get a list of the latest incentives list from checkbook.org. They update their list every 2 weeks.
http://www.checkbook.org/auto/cardeal.cfm
by modal
Tue Aug 12, 2014 5:00 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: I-bonds have doubled !!! thanx mel/taylor
Replies: 26
Views: 5322

Re: I-bonds have doubled !!! thanx mel/taylor

Wish I would of had my own personal back up the truck and load up on ibonds story from back then. :)

Oh, I forgot about buying ibonds on credit card and getting :moneybag - back!!!! :oops: (or how the story got even better.)
by modal
Tue Jul 15, 2014 5:21 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: New vehicle...GMC Acadia, Chevy Traverse, or Buick Enclave?
Replies: 150
Views: 26155

Re: New vehicle...GMC Acadia, Chevy Traverse, or Buick Encla

Prior to purchase of a Honda Pilot, we were looking at the 4Runner, Sequoia, and Tahoe/Yukon. Reasons the others were ruled out: 4Runner -Smaller interior space in all rows -3rd row wasn't standard -3rd row wasn't available on the trim we wanted -3rd row wasn't suitable for adults Sequoia -Small num...
by modal
Mon Mar 24, 2014 11:40 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Job Offer Negotiation / Interview Snafu
Replies: 177
Views: 38905

Re: Job Offer Negotiation / Interview Snafu

[Links removed by admin LadyGeek]
by modal
Wed Mar 19, 2014 9:47 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best smartphone in 2014?
Replies: 38
Views: 5087

Re: Best smartphone in 2014?

I'm still using an older Nokia stick phone.

Got my wife a iPhone 5S 32GB last year as an upgrade from the 3GS. Her experience==>She rarely uses a desktop/laptop pc now and takes a majority of her pictures with the onboard camera. The picture quality from that phone is great.
by modal
Wed Feb 19, 2014 5:59 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: $16 Billion for WhatsApp?!?!?!
Replies: 51
Views: 5450

Re: $16 BILLION for WhatsApp?!?!?!

Is this just another instant messenger application? What sets it apart? The name? Doesn't facebook already have messaging? "In the event the merger is terminated if regulatory approval isn't achieved, Facebook would pay WhatsApp a $1 billion cash breakup fee and issue $1 billion in Facebook shares."...
by modal
Fri Feb 14, 2014 8:38 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Reasons why you're choosing your tax software this year
Replies: 39
Views: 2831

Re: Reasons why you're choosing your tax software this year

since at least 2009, I've used the downloadable version of Taxact. In the past, I've used TurboTax and TaxCut. When I did it all by hand I used http://www.amazon.com/Ernst-Young-Tax-Guide-2014/dp/1118660676 . I don't think my taxes are that complicated so hopefully I'm not leaving any :moneybag on t...
by modal
Wed Jan 29, 2014 12:47 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: MYRA OFF TOPIC UNTIL ACTIONABLE (merged threads)
Replies: 68
Views: 6192

Re: MYRA DISCUSSIONS ARE OFF LIMITS

Is there a BEST OF locked posts on this forum? 8-)
by modal
Wed Jan 29, 2014 12:47 pm
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Taylor's 90th Birthday
Replies: 272
Views: 32832

Re: TAYLOR'S 90th BIRTHDAY

How many of those years were with vanguard?
by modal
Wed Jan 29, 2014 12:42 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Do you have a Savings Account?
Replies: 64
Views: 7825

Re: Do you have a Savings Account?

I use a Ally Bank MM savings account to hold funds I don't need on a monthly basis and provide a buffer for unexpected events. I intend to keep a maximum of $8-10K in that account. Right now, I think I'm sitting on ~$2K. I pay a majority of the bills I can with credit cards and everything else (rent...
by modal
Wed Jan 29, 2014 9:34 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Download your "paperless statements" frequently
Replies: 42
Views: 13863

Re: Download your "paperless statements" frequently

I've gotten past fees by saying I needed to show account history for XXXXXXXX (in my case it was for immigration).
by modal
Thu Jan 16, 2014 10:26 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V
Replies: 3372
Views: 1491039

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V

Inside Scientology
Intuition Pumps and Other Tools for Thinking
by modal
Wed Jan 15, 2014 12:01 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Penfed 5% gas cash back card - ending?
Replies: 20
Views: 2284

Re: Penfed 5% gas cash back card - ending?

If you don't intend on meeting the requirements to keep getting the 5%, you may want to look at the Sallie Mae Mastercard, which gives 5% every month on gas purchases up to $250. Once you reach the monthly limit, the cashback rate drops to 1%. https://www.salliemae.com/credit-cards/sallie-mae-card/ ...
by modal
Sat Dec 28, 2013 8:27 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Car back up camera
Replies: 22
Views: 2171

Re: Car back up camera

Co-worker of mine got a Korean dash camera system off of Ebay.com which includes a front and back camera (1080p and 720p). I don't recall the manufacturer, but the price was ~$350.
by modal
Fri Sep 13, 2013 7:18 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: best cash back credit card
Replies: 185
Views: 864082

Re: best cash back credit card

Sallie Mae World MasterCard
American Express Blue Preferred Rewards
Chase Freedom MasterCard (maybe VISA too)
by modal
Thu Sep 12, 2013 11:26 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: [Wiki] - Using open-source software for portfolio analysis
Replies: 11
Views: 4147

Re: [Wiki] - Using open-source software for portfolio analys

Google: Python Portfolio Analysis http://scipy.org/ https://www.enthought.com/ Google R Lectures: http://www.r-bloggers.com/google-developers-r-programming-video-lectures/ Python Osmosis (Basics of Python) http://python.sourcequench.org/?m=200905&paged=12 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_XpD71zR6kI&...
by modal
Thu Sep 12, 2013 1:20 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Android Tablet
Replies: 42
Views: 4823

Re: Android Tablet

I'd go for the Nexus 7 (2013 edition).
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nexus_7_%282013_version%29

Nexus 7 (2013) ==> High Resolution Screen
Galaxy Tab 7 3.0 ==> Native External SD card Support (You can use OTG usb support on the Nexus, but it is an extra dongle hanging off the device)
by modal
Thu Aug 08, 2013 3:19 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Want to cut the cable cord
Replies: 67
Views: 8347

Re: Want to cut the cable cord

Get a set top box like the Western Digital WDTV and/or Roku.

Where to get content?
Netflix
Amazon
Hulu
Eztv.it
by modal
Sat Aug 03, 2013 1:59 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: .....
Replies: 12
Views: 1187

Re: Kindle for Personal Books Only

If I didn't care about Amazon, I would probably opt for a Sony e-reader. I like my in Kindle Keyboard 3G, which I picked up for ~$80 a few years back. As others mentions, you do have to be careful with it. The screen can not take very much pressure. I've had 2 replaced so far because the screen got ...
by modal
Fri Apr 12, 2013 10:09 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: TV recommendation
Replies: 34
Views: 2369

Re: TV recommendation

My mother-in-law ordered a Sceptre 40" 1080p from Walmart.com for around ~$250.

If you're not a videophile/audiophile/brandphile, it is a good tv.
by modal
Thu Mar 21, 2013 1:01 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Whart smartphone should I get?
Replies: 110
Views: 26084

Re: Whart smartphone should I get?

The Samsung Galaxy S3 seems to be the premium phone everyone at my work uses.

Next Version
http://www.samsung.com/global/microsite/galaxys4/

I still have a candy bar phone and haven't upgraded to see what I'm missing.
by modal
Mon Feb 18, 2013 4:04 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Kindle wears out quickly?
Replies: 17
Views: 2919

Re: Kindle wears out quickly?

I'm on my 3rd Kindle (3G keyboard model). The first 2 were both replaced under warranty when the screen failed.
by modal
Thu Feb 07, 2013 12:34 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Ready to buy a house....
Replies: 58
Views: 7712

Re: Ready to buy a house....

I plan on buying something later this year, but I'm not in a as much of a rush as my wife. We've narrowed our options down to 3 neighborhoods, which meet the following criteria:
Close to work
Close to highways
Easy to get out and exercise (sidewalks)
by modal
Fri Feb 01, 2013 8:53 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V
Replies: 3372
Views: 1491039

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V

The Information: A History, A Theory, A Flood by James Gleick http://www.amazon.com/Information-History-Theory-Flood/dp/1400096235/ Innumeracy: Mathematical Illiteracy and Its Consequences http://www.amazon.com/Innumeracy-Mathematical-Illiteracy-Its-Consequences/dp/0809058405/ Subliminal: How Your U...
by modal
Sat Jan 19, 2013 9:34 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best place to buy motor oil?
Replies: 36
Views: 6501

Re: Best place to buy motor oil?

My go to used to be Advance Auto Parts. They used to sell premium oil with a premium filter for ~$25 and also allowed for coupons if you spent a little more. Walmart usually charges from $20 to $26 on synthetic oil in my area. If you want free oil, they have this G-Oil brand you may want to look int...
by modal
Sat Jan 19, 2013 9:23 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Your most intense movie scene
Replies: 155
Views: 16443

Re: Your most intense movie scene

dm200 wrote:The "Squeal Like a Pig" scent in Deliverance.
"He got a real pretty mouth, ain't he?"
by modal
Sat Jan 19, 2013 9:16 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Your most intense movie scene
Replies: 155
Views: 16443

Re: Your most intense movie scene

Headhunters http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1614989/ I wouldn't say it is necessarily the most intense, but it had some very intense scenes. It took the outhouse hideaway to the extreme. Robocop The E209 Board Room Scene (Wondering if it has happened outside the fictional realm :arrow: :| ) http://www....
by modal
Sat Jan 19, 2013 8:42 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What podcasts do you listen to?
Replies: 46
Views: 11336

Re: What podcasts do you listen to?

Shows I listen to these days: No Agenda Show http://www.noagendashow.com/ This American Life http://www.thisamericanlife.org/ Floss Weekly http://twit.tv/floss Security Now http://twit.tv/sn Triangulation (Similar to Nerd TV, http://www.pbs.org/cringely/nerdtv/) http://twit.tv/tri Radio Free Python ...
by modal
Tue Jan 15, 2013 9:59 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Engineers: Free Libraries of Technical Papers?
Replies: 26
Views: 1929

Re: Engineers: Free Libraries of Technical Papers?

You should be able to get journals electronically through your university library. I remember accessing journal articles remotely (off campus) through a portal site. Sciencedirect.com and IEEE.org are two sites which come to mind. Another benefit I used (exploited) back when I was going to school. h...
by modal
Sun Jan 06, 2013 9:43 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How many email addresses is optimal?
Replies: 30
Views: 2522

Re: How many email addresses is optimal?

4 that I use regularly 1. Employer 2. Old Personal. (Primary) 3. Newer Personal. (Wish it was my primary personal) 4. Junk account (actually use it for useful stuff though :oops: ) Optimal Approach Employer/Business Personal Work/Career (maybe auto-forward to Personal) Business Dealings Junker 1 (s...
by modal
Fri Jul 13, 2012 6:58 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Do Bogleheads buy nice suits?
Replies: 87
Views: 9959

Re: Do Bogleheads buy nice suits?

I own two Hart Schaffner Marx suits.

One is a black 2 piece that has a form fitting cut and the other is a fine dark blue 3 piece.
by modal
Fri Apr 27, 2012 10:17 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Carl Sagan
Replies: 47
Views: 4541

Re: Carl Sagan

Cosmos DVDs Other series I've enjoyed The Mechanical Universe http://www.learner.org/resources/series42.html BBC The Day the Universe Change http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Day_the_Universe_Changed BBC Connections http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Connections_%28TV_series%29 Secret Life Of Machines http...
by modal
Fri Apr 27, 2012 10:02 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: update resume?
Replies: 12
Views: 1059

Re: update resume?

I remember a former classmate getting a job at one employer. She worked there for 4 hours then got a call at lunch offering her a job at another employer. She took the other job and started the next day. I always thought what she had done was weird/rude.