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by buccimane
Wed Jul 31, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Renter Forever?
Replies: 68
Views: 6197

Re: Renter Forever?

I would be interested in a report from a long term home owner to see the true expenses incurred. Landscaping- either paying for a service or purchasing/maintaining equipment. Roof/Siding, updating kitchen and bath, new carpeting/floors/paint, plumber/electrician bills, etc. On top of that, if these ...
by buccimane
Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Should I Buy a Motorcycle?
Replies: 59
Views: 2863

Re: Should I Buy a Motorcycle?

I went through this thought process too. You can read my original thread here: https://www.bogleheads.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=196218 3 of my friends also got motorcycles around that time. 2 of them have already crashed. I decided that dirt bikes filled the desire, without the road risk. This also ...
by buccimane
Thu Jun 27, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Package delivery man damaged door
Replies: 55
Views: 3770

Re: Package delivery man damaged door

One thing that hasn't been mentioned is what company this was.. I know someone who works for FedEx Ground. They are contracted employees, i.e. not FedEx employees. Someone buys a 'route' and hires drivers to deliver to their route. He mentioned that his delivery recipients have almost no recourse in...
by buccimane
Wed Jun 05, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What flagship (even used) item is better than a budget new item?
Replies: 131
Views: 8234

Re: What flagship (even used) item is better than a budget new item?

Apple Products Golf Clubs (Taylormade) Haircuts Shoes (athletic/dress) Items I buy the cheapest available product: TV's.. nowadays, the quality on the cheapest TV's is still exceptional IMO Furniture.. between moving/wear and tear, I have gotten exceptional deals on used furniture through Craigslist...
by buccimane
Thu May 30, 2019 7:45 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Teaching jobs
Replies: 79
Views: 4864

Re: Teaching jobs

First, for every district I'm familiar with, applications are all done through the same electronic software portal through which you have to compile a 100% complete applicant profile with about 10 various attachments including resumes, cover letters, transcripts, letters of recommendation, teaching...
by buccimane
Thu May 30, 2019 7:41 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Teaching jobs
Replies: 79
Views: 4864

Re: Teaching jobs

OP, I work in an HR department for a school district. With Summer around the corner, the school districts in your area should be having Job Fairs regularly. She should start by checking if her university where she completed her MA is having one. If they don't, many states have a central website lis...
by buccimane
Wed May 29, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Teaching jobs
Replies: 79
Views: 4864

Re: Teaching jobs

OP, I work in an HR department for a school district. With Summer around the corner, the school districts in your area should be having Job Fairs regularly. She should start by checking if her university where she completed her MA is having one. If they don't, many states have a central website list...
by buccimane
Thu May 16, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Regulate Office Temperature
Replies: 31
Views: 2308

Re: Regulate Office Temperature

OP: if you tell us a little more, we might be able to figure out a hack. Is there a thermostat in your office, and you're just not supposed to change it? Or no thermostat? Is just your room hot or is it everyone's? There is a thermostat- locked by maintenance. It regulates temp on the entire floor....
by buccimane
Wed May 15, 2019 7:59 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Regulate Office Temperature
Replies: 31
Views: 2308

Re: Regulate Office Temperature

Why not a fan? There are plenty of small, quiet, effective ones; could plug into USB port, etc. Your computer probably already runs a noisier fan. Otherwise, if you have an office refrigerator or water cooler, you could keep a cold water bottle around to cool your hands on or maybe an ice pack. Fan...
by buccimane
Tue May 14, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Regulate Office Temperature
Replies: 31
Views: 2308

Re: Regulate Office Temperature

One option to look into are personal cooling vests. The one I purchased was from a company called First Line Tech but there are probably quite a few other options out there these days. This might work well.. Hadn't thought of this! I've seen electrically (Peltier) cooled seats for cars and trucks, ...
by buccimane
Mon May 13, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Regulate Office Temperature
Replies: 31
Views: 2308

Regulate Office Temperature

Looking for advice on what to purchase.. Is there anything out there, besides a fan, that can cool down an office that does not have any windows? Our floor is kept at 75 degrees in the summer, and 76 in the winter. I've looked into AC units that don't require a window, but they say they are best use...
by buccimane
Tue Apr 23, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Neighbors sump pump pipe on my property
Replies: 25
Views: 3163

Re: Neighbors sump pump pipe on my property

bertilak wrote:
Tue Apr 23, 2019 12:47 pm
Above someone asked about how good a friend your neighbor is. It makes no difference as he may sell to someone else next week.
It does make some difference, as he may live there for the next 30 years.
by buccimane
Tue Apr 23, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Are Your Simple Pleasures?
Replies: 145
Views: 12727

Re: What Are Your Simple Pleasures?

DanMahowny wrote:
Wed Apr 17, 2019 4:29 pm
60-90 minute showers.

Driving with windows down and AC on full blast.
We could be best friends
by buccimane
Tue Apr 16, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Are Your Simple Pleasures?
Replies: 145
Views: 12727

Re: What Are Your Simple Pleasures?

Golf

Getting Hair Cut
by buccimane
Thu Apr 11, 2019 8:16 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Bogleheads, why won't anyone hire me?
Replies: 194
Views: 18422

Re: Bogleheads, why won't anyone hire me?

Degrees are for doctors/lawyers/engineers. The rest just have a piece of paper that isn't worth much unless you already have some skills to back it up. Teachers, Accountants, HR? I don't think 4 interviews from 200 apps is as uncommon as many on this board assume.. When I worked for a Casino Market...
by buccimane
Wed Apr 10, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How Much Do You Pay For Haircut?
Replies: 115
Views: 6897

Re: How Much Do You Pay For Haircut?

$27 + $6 tip.

Haircut/Beard/Part

Every 2.5-3 weeks.
by buccimane
Thu Apr 04, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: I bought a stock for the first time.
Replies: 66
Views: 4200

Re: I bought a stock for the first time.

Its also got a significant competition from walking Google and Amazon long term. Both of these firms have no significant competitors Driving is a significant competitor to Lyft (?), but Google and Amazon have no significant competitors? If someone could drive (has readily available car/ sober) then...
by buccimane
Fri Mar 29, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What to see in Philly?
Replies: 87
Views: 6189

Re: What to see in Philly?

Xfinity Live
by buccimane
Fri Mar 29, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: I drive 8000 miles a year, what car do you recommend?
Replies: 39
Views: 3405

Re: I drive 8000 miles a year, what car do you recommend?

Just remember if you are considering something from the Ford Motor Company = FORD proudly stands for F ound O n R oad D ead Or, speaking in more colloquial terms, F ixed O r R epaired D aily This old adage doesn't really relate anymore. Ford Fusions are great deals. I know a lot of people happy wit...
by buccimane
Tue Mar 26, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Do we have any New Jersey teachers here?
Replies: 15
Views: 1211

Re: Do we have any New Jersey teachers here?

I work for HR in a NJ Public School System. In my personal experience, the most effective way would be to attend career fairs. They have large expo's during the Spring, some with over 100 schools. Brush up on your interviewing abilities, and obviously bring the necessities. Portfolio, resume, cert p...
by buccimane
Tue Mar 12, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Renting in Boston - how difficult with a pit bull?
Replies: 48
Views: 3434

Re: Renting in Boston - how difficult with a pit bull?

NJ/NY area, and my roommate also owns a pitbull. He got the pitbull registered as a service dog (not an emotional support dog). Service animals are a protected class and landlords cannot discriminate. I won't go into the ethics of his actions, but finding a place to rent would have been near imposs...
by buccimane
Tue Mar 12, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Renting in Boston - how difficult with a pit bull?
Replies: 48
Views: 3434

Re: Renting in Boston - how difficult with a pit bull?

NJ/NY area, and my roommate also owns a pitbull. He got the pitbull registered as a service dog (not an emotional support dog). Service animals are a protected class and landlords cannot discriminate. I won't go into the ethics of his actions, but finding a place to rent would have been near impossi...
by buccimane
Fri Mar 08, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: I need to ethically reneg on a large eBay purchase
Replies: 39
Views: 5132

Re: I need to ethically reneg on a large eBay purchase

I've had a buyer reneg on a very small purchase, so the outcome may differ. In this situation, he was honest and said he had simply changed his mind. Since it was such a small purchase, I just reposted the item without leaving any negative feedback to the buyer. He never put up the money, so there w...
by buccimane
Fri Feb 22, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Favorite youtube channels?
Replies: 81
Views: 7738

Re: Favorite youtube channels?

Jack FFR1846 wrote:
Mon Feb 18, 2019 7:26 am
GTOger, South Main Auto, Leito's Law, Doug DeMuro, Reponut, Bounty Hunter D (yah, I know.), Dave Ramsey, Taverish, VinWiki
+ 1 on Doug Demuro

"super cool, and neat"
by buccimane
Fri Feb 22, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How did mylife.com get my info?
Replies: 115
Views: 11149

Re: How did mylife.com get my info?

I guess I'd tell you what I tell my wife. If you're on facebook, twitter, linkedIn, snapchat, instagram, you're giving your data to everyone. I'm on none of these. From public records, looking myself up (unusual last name), they got maybe 75% of the data right that they did have. The rest was eithe...
by buccimane
Thu Jan 10, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: MMORPG games
Replies: 63
Views: 5762

Re: MMORPG games

Thegame14 wrote:
Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:42 am
I still play Runescape
+ 1, great game
by buccimane
Thu Dec 20, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Buying vs renting - can I afford either?
Replies: 30
Views: 2368

Re: Buying vs renting - can I afford either?

As a renter in NJ, I agree that $750 will be difficult to find suitable living. In Northern NJ, I'm not sure you'd be able to find anything that low. Would you oppose living with a roommate? I don't see that option on your list. If I were in your shoes, I would exhaust any and every option to move o...
by buccimane
Tue Dec 18, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Kid schooling - not learning much academically. Looking for suggestions.
Replies: 117
Views: 6175

Re: Kid schooling - not learning much academically. Looking for suggestions.

I didn't read every single post, but note that you're speaking to some parents of children who were home-schooled. My experience when I was younger with home-schooled peers is that yes, parents believe they are socially 'mature', but they rarely could relate to children their own age. This was true ...
by buccimane
Thu Dec 13, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: What is/ was your career and would you recommend it now?
Replies: 484
Views: 53672

Re: What types of jobs do Bogleheads have?

1. Lifeguard
2. Landscaper
3. Pizza Delivery Boy
4. Political Canvasser
5. Bartender :moneybag
6. Marketing Intern
7. HR Intern
8. HR Assistant
9. HR Coordinator
10. HR Partner
by buccimane
Wed Dec 12, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: New job, sales at Subaru
Replies: 72
Views: 9900

Re: New job, sales at Subaru

Don't drive potential customers crazy with follow up call after follow up call. I ended up buying my car from a sales woman who made little attempt to 'sell' me on a car. Rather just showed me around and answered questions if I had any. The rest of the time was spent just conversing over small-talk....
by buccimane
Wed Dec 12, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: [Anyone drop cable for YouTube TV?]
Replies: 89
Views: 6002

Re: [Anyone drop cable for YouTube TV?]

I dropped cable for Youtube Tv. I love it.. Very good for Sports channels.

You can also pick up where you left off if you stopped watch TV mid-show.
by buccimane
Fri Oct 26, 2018 8:09 am
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: For those waiting for a 'correction' ...
Replies: 109
Views: 1236544

Re: For those waiting for a 'correction' ...

In our case we simply have things set up for our contributions to go in automatically twice a month for the tax deferred plans, and weekly for taxable. Year in and year out no matter what the market is doing. Pretty much do the same when it comes to reinvesting dividends as well, as they get reinve...
by buccimane
Fri Oct 05, 2018 7:41 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Black suit with dark brown shoes?
Replies: 59
Views: 4296

Re: Black suit with dark brown shoes?

wabbajack wrote:
Thu Oct 04, 2018 8:44 am
If you care enough to ask this question, you already know what the right answer is.

+1 Bring some black shoes.
+1

I was going to post something original, but I don't think anything more needs to be said after seeing this.
by buccimane
Tue Oct 02, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Tipping
Replies: 55
Views: 4219

Re: Tipping

RollTide31457 wrote:
Tue Oct 02, 2018 8:57 am
Have never tipped outside of a restaurant oriented business.
Do you cut your own hair, or not have hair?
by buccimane
Mon Sep 17, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: a low grade in a 9th-grade test
Replies: 44
Views: 3740

Re: a low grade in a 9th-grade test

11th grade English. First Semester A and Second Semester F averages to a C for the year. I went on to be admitted to every college I applied to. I asked my Senior English teacher for a letter of recommendation for my applications. I graduated from a private elite college a few years later. I am alw...
by buccimane
Thu Sep 13, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Service Date for Vesting - Teacher
Replies: 12
Views: 974

Re: Service Date for Vesting - Teacher

For teachers in NJ, it is not looked at as 'breaking' contract. Simply a resignation. The only difference between this and a private industry is that we hold Teachers for 60 days or until a replacement is found; this is where the contract comes into play. If they decide to not show up during the 60 ...
by buccimane
Thu Sep 06, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: eBay Leaving Negative Feedback
Replies: 27
Views: 2786

Re: eBay Leaving Negative Feedback

i believe Buyers no longer receive feedback, which has made it easier to leave neutral and negative feedback.. i had ordered a pair of shoes, and with an estimated delivery time of 2 weeks. 4.5 weeks passed before I received them, so I left a negative feedback. The seller refunded my shipping in ret...
by buccimane
Fri Aug 10, 2018 8:50 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Ford Fusion under Safety Recall for 2 Years - Ford Can't Fix - help
Replies: 87
Views: 13750

Re: Ford Fusion under Safety Recall for 2 Years - Ford Can't Fix - help

OR you can go to this website https://owner.ford.com/tools/account/ma ... calls.html , and add your car's VIN number to see if there has been a recall for it, not only this recall, but any recall. I would do the latter now. If your car is listed, then call your local Ford dealer. Thank you Sheepdog...
by buccimane
Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Ford Fusion under Safety Recall for 2 Years - Ford Can't Fix - help
Replies: 87
Views: 13750

Re: Ford Fusion under Safety Recall for 2 Years - Ford Can't Fix - help

Call Ford and you will get a rental on them. I have been driving a 2018 Fusion AWD Titanium EcoBoost for 4 months now at their expense. The only thing you have to do is put gas in it. Enterprise pays for the oil changes and charges Ford $900 per month. We have been having a ball. I have decided aft...
by buccimane
Tue Aug 07, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Selling a used car
Replies: 49
Views: 2275

Re: Selling a used car

I took a look at your ad.. It makes it look like you are hiding damage with the awkward camera angles. I agree with the poster above that hubcaps would be a good investment. I live in NJ, and was actually interested in this car for a friend. The ad needs a lot of work. Edit: you also list the car as...
by buccimane
Mon Aug 06, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: US Chapters
Topic: How did you become a Boglehead?
Replies: 53
Views: 4278

Re: How did you become a Boglehead?

John Oliver did a segment on retirement funds. Searched Index funds on Google, and came across this wonderful forum.
by buccimane
Fri Aug 03, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: best place to hide a key
Replies: 63
Views: 5289

Re: best place to hide a key

I used to put my key in the gas tank. Now I have a Ford, which are equipped with a Keypad Code- so my keys stay in my car. In the gas tank? How does one do this? More than that, how does one get a key back out of a gas tank? Obviously what I meant was opening the gas cap cover, and resting the keys...
by buccimane
Fri Aug 03, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Which diet soda pop do you enjoy?
Replies: 110
Views: 5239

Re: Which diet soda pop do you enjoy?

Earl Lemongrab,

I did not read through everyone's responses, but my absolute favorite is Diet Stewart's Orange and Cream.
by buccimane
Fri Aug 03, 2018 9:10 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: best place to hide a key
Replies: 63
Views: 5289

Re: best place to hide a key

I used to put my key in the gas tank. Now I have a Ford, which are equipped with a Keypad Code- so my keys stay in my car.
by buccimane
Tue Jul 31, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: How to prepare for "the talk"
Replies: 64
Views: 5390

Re: How to prepare for "the talk"

JoinToday wrote:
Tue Jul 31, 2018 1:44 pm
I have almost given up on giving people advice though. Most don't take my advice, but a few do and call me regularly for my input. I find it frustrating, and a waste of my time

It can't be too frustrating/ time wasting.. because you're still here!
by buccimane
Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Should I take possession of a certified mail?
Replies: 151
Views: 18493

Re: Should I take possession of a certified mail?

wrongfunds wrote:
Sun Jun 17, 2018 3:58 pm
buccimane wrote:
Thu Jun 14, 2018 2:47 pm
wrongfunds wrote:
Thu Jun 14, 2018 1:15 pm
I am ready to bet that we do NOT hear back from the OP at all.
54 posts since 2013; meaning this is clearly somewhat important to OP. I am ready to wager with you :moneybag
OK; is there a deadline after which you will agree that he is not coming back?
June 22nd @ 9:30am EST :twisted:
by buccimane
Thu Jun 14, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Should I take possession of a certified mail?
Replies: 151
Views: 18493

Re: Should I take possession of a certified mail?

wrongfunds wrote:
Thu Jun 14, 2018 1:15 pm
I am ready to bet that we do NOT hear back from the OP at all.
54 posts since 2013; meaning this is clearly somewhat important to OP. I am ready to wager with you :moneybag
by buccimane
Thu Jun 14, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Non-alcoholic drinks for wedding
Replies: 79
Views: 4413

Re: Non-alcoholic drinks for wedding

Church Lady wrote:
Thu Jun 14, 2018 1:44 pm
+1. Some of you people need to lighten up. It's OP's wedding, not yours.
Imagine all of us people that need to lighten up crowded together at a dry wedding :sharebeer
by buccimane
Mon Jun 11, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: College: extraneous expenses
Replies: 32
Views: 3274

Re: College: extraneous expenses

As a fellow college student, I recommend looking for PDFs of textbooks online before spending a dime at the student store/Amazon/etc. I have friends who are seniors that downloaded every single one of their textbooks for free. Don't use illegitimate free copies. I went for the free PDF versions as ...
by buccimane
Fri May 18, 2018 7:36 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Must See in South Dakota
Replies: 58
Views: 5474

Re: Must See in South Dakota

raidman wrote:
Mon Apr 30, 2018 6:06 pm
I have made that drive many many times.
Nice to see another Rammstein fan :sharebeer