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by emanuel_v19
Tue May 14, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Buying a "new" car - Advice pls
Replies: 68
Views: 4353

Re: Buying a "new" car - Advice pls

Unfortunately, you can't drive a Kia safely. However, if I were you, I would buy whatever model is rated top safety. In addition, I think 7months is wayyy too far from now to really know what you'll be doing. Anything can happen/change here on out. I say wait about a month, weeks if possible, then ...
by emanuel_v19
Tue May 14, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Buying a "new" car - Advice pls
Replies: 68
Views: 4353

Re: Buying a "new" car - Advice pls

Unfortunately, you can't drive a Kia safely. However, if I were you, I would buy whatever model is rated top safety. In addition, I think 7months is wayyy too far from now to really know what you'll be doing. Anything can happen/change here on out. I say wait about a month, weeks if possible, then c...
by emanuel_v19
Wed May 08, 2019 1:10 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Walk away from my auto lease?
Replies: 154
Views: 7345

Re: Walk away from my auto lease?

I'm sorry, but the fact you keep saying "exploded' and can't seem to tell us the make/model, for whatever the reason, is annoying. Maybe I'm just bothered why people still insist on helping you, and yet, you can't share all the information for everyone to help you. Amazing.
by emanuel_v19
Mon Apr 22, 2019 12:49 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: New car loan - Interest rate
Replies: 32
Views: 3576

Re: New car loan - Interest rate

Maybe Star One, but you need to have excellent credit. In addition, you need to be a member. Last I heard, just fill out some form online.
by emanuel_v19
Sat Feb 23, 2019 1:36 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: New job, sales at Subaru
Replies: 72
Views: 9722

Re: New job, sales at Subaru

Great advice all! Thank you again, and very much appreciated.
by emanuel_v19
Sun Feb 17, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: I want a new Audi A6 2018 (50k) - Can I afford it? Or is this just a really dumb decision...
Replies: 136
Views: 7636

Re: I want a new Audi A6 2018 (50k) - Can I afford it? Or is this just a really dumb decision...

I know it's not the car you are considering but have you driven a Shelby gt350? A lot of car for the money. It's my next goal.
by emanuel_v19
Thu Feb 14, 2019 2:34 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: New job, sales at Subaru
Replies: 72
Views: 9722

Re: New job, sales at Subaru

Thank you all!

It's been going great so far.
by emanuel_v19
Wed Feb 06, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: 2019 Subaru Forester Vs. 2019 Rav 4
Replies: 36
Views: 5211

Re: 2019 Subaru Forester Vs. 2019 Rav 4

Toyota owns 20-40% of Subaru. It's a personal choice.
by emanuel_v19
Thu Jan 24, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: New job, sales at Subaru
Replies: 72
Views: 9722

Re: New job, sales at Subaru

Wow! Sorry to hear all those bad stories. Thank you so much for all the suggestions.

One good habit I have made so far is focusing who is the buyer. Whether it's the Wife, Husband, Child, or even your dog. You know, we love doggies at Subaru :happy
by emanuel_v19
Sat Jan 12, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: New job, sales at Subaru
Replies: 72
Views: 9722

Re: New job, sales at Subaru

I will take a shot and read those books. Thank you!
by emanuel_v19
Wed Jan 02, 2019 11:23 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: New job, sales at Subaru
Replies: 72
Views: 9722

Re: New job, sales at Subaru

Yes, Thank you all! I sold my first car with the help of my Internet Manager, and it was intense. A lot of tension, and back and forth with the customer. Hopefully, I can last long in this business. One thing is for sure though, I see a lot of lessons to be learned, and I feel that I will learn inva...
by emanuel_v19
Wed Dec 12, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: New job, sales at Subaru
Replies: 72
Views: 9722

Re: New job, sales at Subaru

Few pieces of advice: Listen, truly listen to what the customer needs. I'm in sales (not car sales) and I listen way more than I speak. Please do not assume that if a couple comes in to buy a car, that you should immediately gravitate to talking to the man. This has happened to my wife and I multip...
by emanuel_v19
Wed Dec 12, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: New job, sales at Subaru
Replies: 72
Views: 9722

Re: New job, sales at Subaru

Thank you so much, everyone. Great responses so far :happy
by emanuel_v19
Wed Dec 12, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: New job, sales at Subaru
Replies: 72
Views: 9722

Re: New job, sales at Subaru

A=Always B=Be C=Closing Know your product and know the cars they will shop it against. In another life many years ago we were taught buyers are liars from my days selling cars. Not all that is true. Some will grind you down to your final price then shop that number to a dealer for $50.00 less. Othe...
by emanuel_v19
Wed Dec 12, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: New job, sales at Subaru
Replies: 72
Views: 9722

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 emanuel_v19
Wed Dec 12, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: New job, sales at Subaru
Replies: 72
Views: 9722

Re: New job, sales at Subaru

I don't think car salesman are held in the highest regard. Try and help raise the bar on that by not putting people in a car they can't afford, don't really want, or steering them to models you want to sell. There are many threads here on buying a car and none of them portray the car salesman in a ...
by emanuel_v19
Tue Dec 11, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: New job, sales at Subaru
Replies: 72
Views: 9722

Re: New job, sales at Subaru

Jags4186 wrote:
Tue Dec 11, 2018 6:53 pm
I recommend The Challenger Sale.

Most important thing I’d recommend is making sure you know all of the features and trim levels of the cars you sell. There is nothing worse than dealing with a salesman who doesn’t know his own product.
Thanks and I agree 100%.
by emanuel_v19
Tue Dec 11, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: New job, sales at Subaru
Replies: 72
Views: 9722

Re: New job, sales at Subaru

Very interesting and sounds like a good dealership. How does the sales position and training evolve into being an entrepreneur? Good luck and I’m curious to hear your thoughts as it progresses. I went to orientation and I was really impressed by the way the organization functions. Granted, this is ...
by emanuel_v19
Tue Dec 11, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: New job, sales at Subaru
Replies: 72
Views: 9722

Re: New job, sales at Subaru

How to win friends and influence people by Dale Carnegie is a classic. It was written in 1936, and still earns 4.5 out of 5 stars on Amazon. Timeless. I've read it and I'll re-read it for sure. However, I do feel a little sick to my stomach on some chapters of the book. Some of the things he points...
by emanuel_v19
Sun Dec 09, 2018 11:12 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: New job, sales at Subaru
Replies: 72
Views: 9722

New job, sales at Subaru

Hello all, I managed to get a job a Subaru in the sales department and I'm excited to begin this venture. I've wanted to get into sales for a while now and I figured this would be a great opportunity for me since I have no fixed, monthly financial obligations. One of the reasons I took this job was ...
by emanuel_v19
Wed Oct 03, 2018 10:45 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Dentist bill came 4-5 months later, is this unreasonable?
Replies: 28
Views: 2363

Re: Dentist bill came 4-5 months later, is this unreasonable?

I recently got one that was a year old for an "insurance correction." When I called, the dentist told me that my insurance company reserves the right to send corrections and demand payments back from them for up to 12 months. We had no real way of tracking down why any such correction occurred or i...
by emanuel_v19
Wed Sep 26, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Rideshare Retirement Acct. [Can I contribute to my IRA as an Uber driver?]
Replies: 5
Views: 686

Rideshare Retirement Acct. [Can I contribute to my IRA as an Uber driver?]

Hello all, I have a question regarding Uber/Lyft. Could I contribute to my Vanguard Roth IRA doing this type of work? Or do I need to open another type of retirement account since you are considered to be an Independent driver? I ask because I will be doing this for a short time of 2 months, possibl...
by emanuel_v19
Wed Sep 26, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: 2011 Nissan Altima - Transmission Failure
Replies: 20
Views: 1452

Re: 2011 Nissan Altima - Transmission Failure

Don't buy CVT.

Get a 2nd opinion.

Sell the car and buy a different one? Pay cash of course :)
by emanuel_v19
Tue Mar 06, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Road trip to National Parks in Pacific/Mountain States.
Replies: 15
Views: 2343

Re: Road trip to National Parks in Pacific/Mountain States.

Yes, I have decided to go for 3 months instead :happy
by emanuel_v19
Mon Mar 05, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Road trip to National Parks in Pacific/Mountain States.
Replies: 15
Views: 2343

Re: Road trip to National Parks in Pacific/Mountain States.

Thank you so much for the suggestions. I will request 2 months off instead and if they don't approve I will leave my employer :sharebeer This being said(going to Banff/Jasper) how is the process crossing the border with my vehicle? Especially if I take my dog with me. Will it be an easy process? Do ...
by emanuel_v19
Sun Mar 04, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Road trip to National Parks in Pacific/Mountain States.
Replies: 15
Views: 2343

Road trip to National Parks in Pacific/Mountain States.

Hello all, Ever since a kid I have always wanted to go to Montana. To be sincere, I have no idea why. It must have been an old picture that my dad showed me when he used to work in the Idaho fields? Irrelevant and strange, but who knows! I feel it is the right moment in my life to go and discover so...
by emanuel_v19
Thu Feb 08, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Change in "career", PA or Optometry?
Replies: 79
Views: 9077

Re: Change in "career", PA or Optometry?

Hello all, I am at a point in my life where I want to begin a rewarding journey for myself and I want to pursue a medical position as a career. I would appreciate some insight and any words of advice would be much appreciated. PA or Optometry? About me: 31yrs Working in odd jobs all my life (curren...
by emanuel_v19
Sun Feb 04, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Change in "career", PA or Optometry?
Replies: 79
Views: 9077

Re: Change in "career", PA or Optometry?

It looks likea scribe is a great position to learn tons of invaluable imformation! Unfortunately, the pay is terrible!(not sure if it pays the bills). I'm steering towards medical assistant at the moment.
by emanuel_v19
Thu Feb 01, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Change in "career", PA or Optometry?
Replies: 79
Views: 9077

Re: Change in "career", PA or Optometry?

To be honest I have not considered anything else. But after doing some research, PA is something I am really liking, on paper at least. Thank you all for shedding light on me. Now, my question regarding preparedness to become a PA is this one. What is the best "career" I can consider to gain the han...
by emanuel_v19
Wed Jan 31, 2018 1:26 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Change in "career", PA or Optometry?
Replies: 79
Views: 9077

Re: Change in "career", PA or Optometry?

Unfortunately, I do not have any flight experience/hours.

But it seems like PA is a bit more flexible and may offer more options in the near future. I will look more into it.

Also, I will volunteer and I hope that I get a feel for which one I like best.
by emanuel_v19
Tue Jan 30, 2018 12:48 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Change in "career", PA or Optometry?
Replies: 79
Views: 9077

Re: Change in "career", PA or Optometry?

Wow! Thank you so much to everyone that has provided me some information. It is obvious I need to do more research in the many fields the health industry provides. It almost seems I should begin my journey with a path that requires less training and move up from there if I desire. I really don't see...
by emanuel_v19
Sun Jan 28, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Change in "career", PA or Optometry?
Replies: 79
Views: 9077

Change in "career", PA or Optometry?

Hello all, I am at a point in my life where I want to begin a rewarding journey for myself and I want to pursue a medical position as a career. I would appreciate some insight and any words of advice would be much appreciated. PA or Optometry? About me: 31yrs Working in odd jobs all my life (current...
by emanuel_v19
Sat Jan 20, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 4469
Views: 1154853

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Empire of the Sun
by emanuel_v19
Wed Jan 17, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Car/Motorcycle Jump Starter?
Replies: 17
Views: 1160

Re: Car/Motorcycle Jump Starter?

wander wrote:
Wed Jan 17, 2018 7:07 pm
I bought one for all of my cars at Costco. It has no problem starting up my V8.
Do you happen to know which model it was?
by emanuel_v19
Wed Jan 17, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Car/Motorcycle Jump Starter?
Replies: 17
Views: 1160

Car/Motorcycle Jump Starter?

Hello all,

I am looking to purchase a jump starter for my car and motorcycle. At the moment, my car has an 8cyl and after doing some reading, it looks like I need at least 500amps of power to get it going.

Which one do you all recommend? For those that have one or are looking to buy one.

Thanks
by emanuel_v19
Mon Jan 15, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: AirBnB my Van?
Replies: 29
Views: 3410

Re: AirBnB my Van?

Minot wrote:
Sat Jan 13, 2018 9:37 pm
Have you asked AirBnB?
Not yet. Thought I'd ask here 1st.
by emanuel_v19
Mon Jan 15, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: AirBnB my Van?
Replies: 29
Views: 3410

Re: AirBnB my Van?

Teague wrote:
Sat Jan 13, 2018 11:17 pm
So it will be parked. But could there be another option if the weather is really nice?

Like, starry night. Van go?
Most definitely but unfortunately the van isn't in its greatest condition or super reliable either.
by emanuel_v19
Mon Jan 15, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: AirBnB my Van?
Replies: 29
Views: 3410

Re: AirBnB my Van?

arcticpineapplecorp. wrote:
Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:19 pm
is this what you had in mind?

Image
I will watch this tonight for giggles.
by emanuel_v19
Mon Jan 15, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: AirBnB my Van?
Replies: 29
Views: 3410

Re: AirBnB my Van?

F150HD wrote:
Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:13 pm
emanuel_v19 wrote:
Sat Jan 13, 2018 5:00 pm
The van will be parked in the driveway.
um.....did you assume I thought you were renting a moving vehicle? :?:

Again....what does your auto-insurer think of the idea?
It currently is in Non-op status and no insurance. Not sure where I could find this answer for you
by emanuel_v19
Sat Jan 13, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: AirBnB my Van?
Replies: 29
Views: 3410

Re: AirBnB my Van?

Hello, I am curious, do any of you rent a vehicle through AirBnB? That is, for someone to actually sleep in it and not drive it. Is this possible? Or are there other forms or ways I can rent it without using AirBnB? what does your auto-insurer think of the idea? if there's an incident of some kind,...
by emanuel_v19
Fri Jan 12, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: AirBnB my Van?
Replies: 29
Views: 3410

AirBnB my Van?

Hello,

I am curious, do any of you rent a vehicle through AirBnB? That is, for someone to actually sleep in it and not drive it.

Is this possible?

Or are there other forms or ways I can rent it without using AirBnB?
by emanuel_v19
Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: 0W-20 Synthetic Motor Oil
Replies: 58
Views: 7886

Re: 0W-20 Synthetic Motor Oil

If you are really skeptical about any place you go to, then yes, the best thing to do is use conventional oil.

This way you know that you need to change it every so often and have no doubts if they used synthetic or not.
by emanuel_v19
Wed Jan 10, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Help choosing a hatchback- civic, golf, prius and Volvo V60
Replies: 40
Views: 2946

Re: Help choosing a hatchback- civic, golf, prius and Volvo V60

Do you want reliability? the civic is perfect. We've had civics all our life and are ridiculously reliable. I also had a VW GTI. 0 miles and no problems at all but I did take care of it like no other. Parts? Pretty expensive though, so consider that. Do you want fun? The Golf, upgrade to a GTI if yo...
by emanuel_v19
Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:46 pm
Forum: US Chapters
Topic: Livesoft at 58,000 posts!
Replies: 36
Views: 4164

Re: Livesoft at 58,000 posts!

Incredible
by emanuel_v19
Thu Jan 04, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: US Chapters
Topic: San Jose, CA Area Bogleheads Chapter
Replies: 110
Views: 40215

Re: San Jose, CA Area Bogleheads Chapter

Awesome,

I will be there!

Jose Manuel
by emanuel_v19
Sun Dec 31, 2017 10:52 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Samsung J3 or J7
Replies: 21
Views: 1866

Re: Samsung J3 or J7

Yes, most likely I will get the Moto G5 once it goes below $200. I hope soon because I don't know how much longer my phone will last!
by emanuel_v19
Tue Dec 26, 2017 12:15 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Samsung J3 or J7
Replies: 21
Views: 1866

Re: Samsung J3 or J7

After doing some more research I have made my decision. Not the final decision though...

The Motorola G5 Plus

or

Samsung J7

Which one??

Looks like the G5 is more powerful? Better all around phone?
by emanuel_v19
Mon Dec 25, 2017 11:14 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Samsung J3 or J7
Replies: 21
Views: 1866

Re: Samsung J3 or J7

Can i ask why your not considering the J5? I had one that if I didnt switch plans would still worked great and my cost was 5$ a month. The camera sucked but I like all the other aspects of the phone. It seems they don't offer the J5 through ATT anymore. I could buy the unlocked version but it doesn...
by emanuel_v19
Mon Dec 25, 2017 12:55 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Samsung J3 or J7
Replies: 21
Views: 1866

Samsung J3 or J7

Merry Christmas to all! As much as I don't want to spend money on a smartphone, I think my Iphone 5c is shot. I don't do anything crazy with my phone. A few apps(Uber, Mtb project, Fb, etc...) text, call and that's pretty basic stuff. I am debating between the Samsung J3 or J7. I like the J3 size bu...