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by 5th_Dimension
Tue Oct 17, 2017 11:07 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Apple Pay and CVV number
Replies: 7
Views: 900

Re: Apple Pay and CVV number

We have used our Apple Pay at a local gas station and we had to enter the CVV. Only time we've been asked for it. Where in your phone did you find the CVV for the card that is on Apple Pay? I have not been able to find this. When I used Apple Pay, I tried using the CVV number on the corresponding p...
by 5th_Dimension
Mon Oct 16, 2017 8:17 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Apple Pay and CVV number
Replies: 7
Views: 900

Re: Apple Pay and CVV number

We have used our Apple Pay at a local gas station and we had to enter the CVV. Only time we've been asked for it.
by 5th_Dimension
Sun Oct 15, 2017 3:29 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What are you driving? And would you buy your current ride again?
Replies: 124
Views: 6331

Re: What are you driving? And would you buy your current ride again?

2010 Honda Insight EX. Would buy one again but it is not being made anymore. :(
by 5th_Dimension
Wed Sep 27, 2017 4:54 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Anti virus protection
Replies: 34
Views: 3326

Re: Anti virus protection

Another vote for ESET.
by 5th_Dimension
Tue Sep 26, 2017 12:50 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Chrome vs Firefox
Replies: 34
Views: 4387

Re: Chrome vs Firefox

I have been using Opera on my Mac, so far very happy with it.
by 5th_Dimension
Fri Sep 22, 2017 8:29 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Asset Allocation for mid 50 age group
Replies: 35
Views: 2516

Re: Asset Allocation for mid 50 age group

58 - 67/33. It is on the aggressive side but we are comfortable there
by 5th_Dimension
Sat Sep 09, 2017 9:13 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Can't freeze credit at Experian?
Replies: 72
Views: 32683

Re: Can't freeze credit at Experian?

Froze all of our accounts just now. all went through except Experian for DW. Her's failed with the same message yours did, no idea why.
by 5th_Dimension
Thu Sep 07, 2017 7:36 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: NW ~$0. Advice for next steps please!
Replies: 10
Views: 1636

Re: NW ~$0. Advice for next steps please!

Congratulations on your $0 net worth, and welcome to Bogleheads! :sharebeer

I remember getting to the $0 net worth level. It took four years of hard work to dig myself out from under the debt, it felt great!

Onward and upward! :happy
by 5th_Dimension
Fri Sep 01, 2017 1:08 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Which free software for new (late 2015) iMac
Replies: 23
Views: 1269

Re: Which free software for new (late 2015) iMac

I don't believe it's free, but does anyone have any thoughts about malwarebytes premium for mac? I use Malwarebytes for Mac on my machines and client machines. They have gone to a 30 day free trial of the premium version which is supposed to revert to the free version when the 30 days is up. It has...
by 5th_Dimension
Fri Sep 01, 2017 10:42 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Which free software for new (late 2015) iMac
Replies: 23
Views: 1269

Re: Which free software for new (late 2015) iMac

I don't believe it's free, but does anyone have any thoughts about malwarebytes premium for mac? I use Malwarebytes for Mac on my machines and client machines. They have gone to a 30 day free trial of the premium version which is supposed to revert to the free version when the 30 days is up. It has...
by 5th_Dimension
Thu Aug 31, 2017 10:10 pm
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: [Are the Bogleheads] getting less interesting?
Replies: 255
Views: 17049

Re: [Are the Bogleheads] getting less interesting?

I joined a little over a year ago knowing almost nothing about the Boglehead way. I like to think I have followed a petty standard trajectory for anyone who has hung around for a while. When I first joined I was interested in asset allocations, because that was what I was trying to get a handle on. ...
by 5th_Dimension
Sun Aug 13, 2017 4:42 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: For those switching to Chrome from Firefox
Replies: 31
Views: 2316

Re: For those switching to Chrome from Firefox

I have switched to Opera on my Macbook Pro. So far it is the only one that I have found that stops auto-playing videos. It also can put itself into a lower power mode when I am on battery which extends my running time. There are extensions for stopping auto-playing videos. Heck, there may even be a...
by 5th_Dimension
Sun Aug 13, 2017 10:39 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: For those switching to Chrome from Firefox
Replies: 31
Views: 2316

Re: For those switching to Chrome from Firefox

I have switched to Opera on my Macbook Pro. So far it is the only one that I have found that stops auto-playing videos. It also can put itself into a lower power mode when I am on battery which extends my running time.
by 5th_Dimension
Mon Jul 31, 2017 11:29 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Dinner plates that do not get so hot after microwaving?
Replies: 37
Views: 3305

Re: Dinner plates that do not get so hot after microwaving?

When most households didn't have microwaves I purchased one. It came with a manual which gave a method for testing whether a plate or cup was microwave safe, because there really wasn't a lot of microwave safe stuff out yet. Place the item to be tested in the microwave with a cup of water. The water...
by 5th_Dimension
Thu Jul 20, 2017 10:20 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Would you let your teenager spend all his savings on a gaming computer?
Replies: 123
Views: 7312

Re: Would you let your teenager spend all his savings on a gaming computer?

I would vote for letting him have it. You never know where the interest might lead. I know someone who built his own rigs to play flight sims when he was young. He is now a captain at a major airline, and he still plays flight sims on his days off :D .
by 5th_Dimension
Thu Jul 13, 2017 2:42 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Apple iMac problem?
Replies: 49
Views: 3406

Re: Apple iMac problem?

Are you getting the freezing just when you are doing tasks online? It could be an issue with your browser. Install a different browser and see if the issue persists.
by 5th_Dimension
Sat Jul 08, 2017 1:09 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Excel 2010 and Windows 7 -- Where to go from here?
Replies: 39
Views: 3098

Re: Excel 2010 and Windows 7 -- Where to go from here?

Move to the Mac.
Run Windows and Office 365 in Parallels or Bootcamp for your VBA needs.
Run Office 365 on the Mac side for everything else.
by 5th_Dimension
Thu Jul 06, 2017 5:52 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks in freefall
Replies: 3972
Views: 1058489

Re: U.S. stocks in freefall

GoldenFinch wrote:The market has been going up for sooooo long. I think a real free fall might feel bad (even though it will be a buying opportunity). I'm sure this thread will help me through... while I cry...and buy.
Cry and buy... I like that! :sharebeer
by 5th_Dimension
Thu Jun 22, 2017 10:43 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: VTSAX dividend error?
Replies: 24
Views: 2948

Re: VTSAX dividend error?

$58.50 is listed as the reinvestment price, which is incorrect. It should be listed as $60.77. I just talked w/ VG and it is an error. They have submitted a fix-it ticket. (As stated prior, they correctly used $60.77 in their calculations but for some reason listed $58.50 as the reinvestment price)...
by 5th_Dimension
Thu Jun 15, 2017 12:24 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: scary phone calls [phone scams]
Replies: 35
Views: 3989

Re: scary phone calls

what a bummer...just tried to add nomorobo and AT&T landlines don't support them. The never-ending calls and hangups are driving me nuts, (and I'm on both DNC state and federal) but I need a landline for business in my area. :annoyed I just hooked up one of these for my Dad a couple of weeks ago. H...
by 5th_Dimension
Thu Jun 01, 2017 7:34 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: How do you fight the urge to micromanage?
Replies: 57
Views: 4787

Re: How do you fight the urge to micromanage?

Follow your portfolio EVERY day for months and see what happens. You will get used to doing nothing but watching. It's so easy. You will find out that things you expected to happen, didn't happen. And things you didn't expect to happen, happened. I was in the same situation as you, and this is what...
by 5th_Dimension
Sat May 20, 2017 3:56 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Rice Cooker
Replies: 41
Views: 4047

Re: Rice Cooker

Do you folks wash your rice prior to cooking it? Wash - I mean - cover with water stir until water turns white - drain - and repeat about 2 more times until water is clear? If you don't do this - you usually have a gel like goop mess to deal with. I learned about rinsing rice from some Japanese fri...
by 5th_Dimension
Mon May 15, 2017 4:28 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 3015
Views: 884631

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Kubo and the Two Strings. Really enjoyed it. Great story. Actually thought I was watching a dubbed version of a Japanese film, surprised to learn it's an American original. Kubo and the Two Strings , on Netflix. I agree. It was a good story and fun to watch. My husband picked up early-on this was n...
by 5th_Dimension
Fri May 12, 2017 2:21 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Will I ever have enough for a condo/house in Cali?
Replies: 42
Views: 3564

Re: Will I ever have enough for a condo/house in Cali?

Like you I thought I would never be able to afford a house in CA. While house prices were skyrocketing I spent my time getting out of debt. In 2005 I was debt free. In 2008 the housing market collapsed. Suddenly there were foreclosures everywhere. Having no underwater house, cash in the bank, and a ...
by 5th_Dimension
Thu May 11, 2017 11:35 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Puzzling issue with MacBookAir
Replies: 7
Views: 1079

Re: Puzzling issue with MacBookAir

Something else is going on if you can't open downloaded documents. It might be something simple but your Mac is trying to protect you. Don't modify your security settings, and have someone knowledgeable look at it.

Good luck.
by 5th_Dimension
Thu May 04, 2017 11:39 am
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Your USER NAME...what does it mean?
Replies: 369
Views: 31767

Re: Your USER NAME...what does it mean?

Mine means the song "Aquarius" popped into my head when I was trying to think of a username I hadn't used anywhere else before :D
by 5th_Dimension
Thu Apr 27, 2017 5:46 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 3015
Views: 884631

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

A Street Cat Named Bob -- on Netflix This is based on a true story of a U.K. homeless musician/drug addict who turned his life around with the help of a cat. Heartwarming. I will second this recommendation for A Street Cat Named Bob. It is heartwarming without insulting your intelligence. Very well...
by 5th_Dimension
Tue Apr 25, 2017 11:29 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Do you have a Billiards Table?
Replies: 5
Views: 1013

Re: Do you have a Billiards Table?

I had my own table, a Connelly, for 5 years. I didn't replace my cloth in the five years I had it, and in fact when I sold it the mechanic who moved the table was going to try and reuse it. One way I kept burn marks off the table was to have a small square of the original cloth that I put the cue ba...
by 5th_Dimension
Thu Apr 20, 2017 10:57 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Small Clear Trash Bags for Bathroom
Replies: 9
Views: 1273

Re: Small Clear Trash Bags for Bathroom

sawhorse wrote:I've always just used the plastic bags you get shopping. Unless there's a reason you insist on the bad being clear, plastic bags from grocery stores work just as well.

Here in California we don't have the option of getting those bags anymore. I have the same issue. :(
by 5th_Dimension
Wed Apr 19, 2017 3:03 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Should I purchase Apple Care for my new Apple Watch?
Replies: 25
Views: 3130

Re: Should I purchase Apple Care for my new Apple Watch?

I have had a Series 0 Sport since October 2015. No Applecare and it is still going strong.
by 5th_Dimension
Thu Mar 23, 2017 10:45 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What is your preferred Weather App?
Replies: 55
Views: 4193

Re: What is your preferred Weather App?

I set up a Personal Weather Station ten days ago that reports to Weather Underground, so I use Weather Underground :D
by 5th_Dimension
Tue Mar 14, 2017 10:46 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: How Many Contribute To A Retirement Fund But Never Invest
Replies: 21
Views: 2696

Re: How Many Contribute To A Retirement Fund But Never Invest

This happened to us for more years than I care to admit. Wife's employer was contributing to an IRA and the money was just sitting there. It was doing research on what to do with it that led me here :happy
by 5th_Dimension
Wed Mar 01, 2017 3:55 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: New YouTube TV Service $35 per month
Replies: 43
Views: 5195

Re: New YouTube TV Service $35 per month

When I called to cancel my DirecTV service of course they asked my why. I told them I was tired of paying for ESPN, a channel I never watch, but which accounted for roughly 10% of my bill. I swore that I would never again pay for ESPN. Looking at these streaming bundles it looks like they all have E...
by 5th_Dimension
Fri Feb 17, 2017 8:30 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: The russians are hacking me
Replies: 36
Views: 6533

Re: The russians are hacking me

Hacking attempts are constant. You don't realize how much until you see reports on your own websites. +1. I had a web site that was nothing really. I was constantly under attack. It was shocking. Is this about websites that you have for a business or for personal matters, or are we also talking abo...
by 5th_Dimension
Fri Feb 17, 2017 6:48 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: The russians are hacking me
Replies: 36
Views: 6533

Re: The russians are hacking me

FelixTheCat wrote:Hacking attempts are constant. You don't realize how much until you see reports on your own websites.

+1. I had a web site that was nothing really. I was constantly under attack. It was shocking.
by 5th_Dimension
Sun Feb 05, 2017 11:58 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: mattresses and alcohol (bourbon, scotch, whiskey)
Replies: 45
Views: 4894

Re: mattresses and alcohol (bourbon, scotch, whiskey)

"Mattresses and Alcohol" is a pretty good band name. :happy
by 5th_Dimension
Mon Jan 30, 2017 1:38 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: where to retire?
Replies: 63
Views: 6996

Re: where to retire?

If you are considering staying in the SoCal area try looking east. We moved from Huntington Beach to Corona when we purchased our first house. They are building houses like crazy in the Temecula, Menifee, Murrieta area. Our in laws just bought a brand new 3000 SqFt house in Menifee for around 430K. ...
by 5th_Dimension
Sat Jan 28, 2017 3:48 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Input on Apple Watch-Buy or Not?
Replies: 64
Views: 4911

Re: Input on Apple Watch-Buy or Not?

Both the spouse and I have Apple Watches and we both have said we would replace them right away if we lost them. Notifications on the wrist are great. I also check the stock market on the watch, answer calls, send texts, respond to texts and emails, and track my activities. I can also play Pong on t...
by 5th_Dimension
Tue Jan 10, 2017 12:02 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Are $50 drugstore and supermarket "drones" any fun?
Replies: 18
Views: 2594

Re: Are $50 drugstore and supermarket "drones" any fun?

I started with a simple $39 quadcopter (drone) with no camera. It was a lot of fun. Yes I did crash it a lot, but some of the inexpensive drones now come with stabilizing electronics to make it easier. I have since moved on to a much more expensive side of the hobby, competition sailplanes Even the ...
by 5th_Dimension
Sun Jan 01, 2017 11:53 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Thoughts on this inverse living floor plan and building a home in general
Replies: 30
Views: 2827

Re: Thoughts on this inverse living floor plan and building a home in general

Instead of a Family Room downstairs, Make it a Home Theater. It is a great way to spend tons of money! :D

http://www.avsforum.com/forum/19-dedica ... eater.html
by 5th_Dimension
Thu Dec 15, 2016 2:12 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 3015
Views: 884631

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

itstoomuch wrote:Spectral, a Netflix original. Just release on Netflix. An invader type of movie.

I thought this was very well made. Netflix is really doing good original material.
by 5th_Dimension
Wed Dec 14, 2016 5:16 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: "Twenty Ways To Tell If You're A Lousy Investor"
Replies: 57
Views: 6888

Re: "Twenty Ways To Tell If You're A Lousy Investor"

I'm guilty of the first two, although the first one is really not fair because I never wash my car :shock:

That said I'm a new Boglehead so I look every day to educate myself and I'm excited to talk about it because I've been recently converted. :happy
by 5th_Dimension
Fri Dec 09, 2016 7:23 pm
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: How Did You Become A Boglehead? What Led You Here?
Replies: 168
Views: 17168

Re: How Did You Become A Boglehead? What Led You Here?

After my girlfriend and I sold our house we ended up with some money in the bank. I also discovered she had a work IRA which had accumulated a decent amount of money which was just sitting in a money market account. In my research of what to do with these accounts the Boglehead site kept getting lis...
by 5th_Dimension
Wed Dec 07, 2016 10:41 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Computer hacked. Next?
Replies: 15
Views: 2069

Re: Computer hacked. Next?

Though it's always wise to be cautious, I'd be surprised if anything bad has actually happened. The MO of these guys is to use a built-in utility to find some normal, harmless process or file, and tell the victim they've been pwned, then ask for money to clean up the mess. That's why he launched a ...
by 5th_Dimension
Fri Nov 18, 2016 6:03 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Driving from San Jose to San Diego - Where to Stop
Replies: 18
Views: 2121

Re: Driving from San Jose to San Diego - Where to Stop

I would not take the coast route if you want to make it to San Diego in any reasonable time. If you take the 101 to the 152 to the 5 it will take about 8 hours, and on the 152 you will pass Casa De Fruta.

http://www.casadefruta.com/

Your kids will enjoy it and you might too. :)
by 5th_Dimension
Wed Sep 21, 2016 9:57 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: macOS Sierra
Replies: 25
Views: 3394

Re: macOS Sierra

I installed it last night. No problems but it made my Macbook Pro run really hot for the first 3 or 4 hours. There is a process that does something with scanning your photos. That upped the CPU usage quite a bit. After the process was done it seems fine so far. The new tools to help you find large f...
by 5th_Dimension
Wed Sep 14, 2016 10:52 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: iOS 10 available today
Replies: 44
Views: 3892

Re: iOS 10 available today

I installed it on my 5 today so I could get watchOS 3. No difference in the speed so far, seems to be working well That's an iPhone 5? I was just going to ask about that. Looks like the bottom end is the A6 processor, and this might be the last year and update for these as well. Still a long time a...
by 5th_Dimension
Wed Sep 14, 2016 6:42 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: iOS 10 available today
Replies: 44
Views: 3892

Re: iOS 10 available today

I installed it on my 5 today so I could get watchOS 3. No difference in the speed so far, seems to be working well :happy