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by BashDash
Thu Oct 31, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: $500 KeyBank bonus worth it?
Replies: 17
Views: 1686

Re: $500 KeyBank bonus worth it?

I got an email for 300 bonus today for deposit 25000 into gold money market. Is this worth it considering it is a little lower APY than my no penalty cd it is currently in.? Surprised to get this offer as an existing customer of key bank.
by BashDash
Sun Oct 27, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: How much money are saving in taxes by using tax deferred options?
Replies: 28
Views: 2738

Re: How much money are saving in taxes by using tax deferred options?

Thanks for the replies! I think I meant to ask how much am I "currently" deferring on my taxes. Jags was the answer I was looking for so thank you! I had another post at some point on whether I should be using Roth or traditional contribution.
by BashDash
Sun Oct 27, 2019 6:48 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: How much money are saving in taxes by using tax deferred options?
Replies: 28
Views: 2738

How much money are saving in taxes by using tax deferred options?

Hi all,
Married filing jointly. Gross salary is 210k. Our AGI is 129k after filling to the max two 457 accounts and one 403b. How would the math work for me to figure out how much we are saving in taxes per year?
Thanks!
by BashDash
Sat Oct 26, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Altice Mobile
Replies: 14
Views: 1416

Re: Altice Mobile

Does altice offer visual voicemail? I just switched to tello as a low data user and they don't offer it and I don't care but my wife probably would. Thanks!
by BashDash
Mon Oct 21, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Want to stop renting optimum modem.
Replies: 21
Views: 1566

Re: Want to stop renting optimum modem.

Thanks all for the help. Bought a refurbished modem on amazon and I am all set. Quick question: I read about "unpublished" internet rates that cable companies sometimes use for internet. I am getting optimum 200 for 49.99. How would I go about getting the unpublished rates? I spoke with the retentio...
by BashDash
Sun Oct 13, 2019 7:05 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Want to stop renting optimum modem.
Replies: 21
Views: 1566

Re: Want to stop renting optimum modem.

I was satisfied with 49.99 for the internet and exhausted of the process.
by BashDash
Sun Oct 13, 2019 6:26 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Want to stop renting optimum modem.
Replies: 21
Views: 1566

Re: Want to stop renting optimum modem.

Agreed. It was cheaper to get the 200 with a promotion.
by BashDash
Sun Oct 13, 2019 6:01 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Want to stop renting optimum modem.
Replies: 21
Views: 1566

Re: Want to stop renting optimum modem.

Should it make a difference if my speed goes from optimum 100 to optimum 200? Their website seems to indicate that it doesn't matter
by BashDash
Sat Oct 12, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Want to stop renting optimum modem.
Replies: 21
Views: 1566

Re: Want to stop renting optimum modem.

I'm thinking the safe bet is just buying the exact one I have at this point.
by BashDash
Sat Oct 12, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Want to stop renting optimum modem.
Replies: 21
Views: 1566

Re: Want to stop renting optimum modem.

Thanks everyone! Refurbished sounds good to me!
by BashDash
Sat Oct 12, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Want to stop renting optimum modem.
Replies: 21
Views: 1566

Re: Want to stop renting optimum modem.

Thanks for the replies!
by BashDash
Sat Oct 12, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Want to stop renting optimum modem.
Replies: 21
Views: 1566

Want to stop renting optimum modem.

Hi all, Trying to cut costs. Currently have optimum 200 internet service only. Want to eliminate 10$ rental fee. Currently have Arris tm822g. Is it that simple to just buy that exact one at Best buy for 100$ and then replace? Are other models better or cheaper? I see some refurbished ones on Amazon ...
by BashDash
Fri Oct 04, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Gabi Insurance
Replies: 4
Views: 748

Re: Gabi Insurance

Wow. Was kind of shocked that I can save $735 for our car insurance for the year. Seems kind of too good to be true? Has anyone experienced something so drastic? Gabi downloaded my current geico policy and I'm guessing did a apples to apples comparison? Metlife and Travelers appear to be saving me $...
by BashDash
Mon Sep 30, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Chase Sapphire checking 1000$ offer
Replies: 13
Views: 2424

Chase Sapphire checking 1000$ offer

Got in snail mail today. I have a emergency fund Ally no penalty cd up in October for 75k and was thinking of shifting it. Does chase have any decent yields to put our emergency fund? Will this be a simple 1000 bonus? Not looking for a headache. Thanks!
by BashDash
Thu Sep 12, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best drywall Anchors for hanging curtains
Replies: 30
Views: 1991

Re: Best drywall Anchors for hanging curtains

Wow those Kwik hang brackets look amazing! Simple! Ate they too good to be true? Reviews look good on Amazon
by BashDash
Wed Sep 11, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best drywall Anchors for hanging curtains
Replies: 30
Views: 1991

Best drywall Anchors for hanging curtains

Hi all,
Thanks for your recent help with my keyboard thread. I have had poor luck hanging my curtains lately as they are sagging/loose. Have tried to find a stud to screw into but in some locations it is not possible. Can anyone recommend a simple sturdy anchor for drywall for this. ? Thanks!
by BashDash
Tue Sep 10, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Piano keyboard suggestion
Replies: 21
Views: 1768

Re: Piano keyboard suggestion

Thanks for the replies! I will look on eBay and Craigslist to see if I can even scoop up a pre-owned one.
by BashDash
Mon Sep 09, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Piano keyboard suggestion
Replies: 21
Views: 1768

Piano keyboard suggestion

Hi all :) I would like to revisit my piano playing from my younger years. I would like to purchase a keyboard that has keys that "feel" like a piano. Similar weight? Not sure the terminology. I would also like to be able to attach a pedal to it. Not really sure my budget maybe under 500$ if possible...
by BashDash
Thu Aug 22, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Sedona and ________ trip In February with 3 and 5 year old
Replies: 12
Views: 917

Re: Sedona and ________ trip In February with 3 and 5 year old

Thanks for all responses! We have a lot of planning. Traveling with kids makes us want to avoid doing s ton of driving once the flights are over. I need to do some research on driving times to see. Might be difficult to use a hotel pool during downtime even if it is heated. Sedona might be a great h...
by BashDash
Mon Aug 19, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Sedona and ________ trip In February with 3 and 5 year old
Replies: 12
Views: 917

Sedona and ________ trip In February with 3 and 5 year old

Was hoping for some help planning a trip for next year. Flying from NYC area. Have visited Sedona as part of a grand canyon trip where we flew into Vegas and visited the grand canyon then Sedona for a 7 day trip. This trip we are going to skip Vegas and grand canyon but want to visit Sedona as we en...
by BashDash
Fri Jul 26, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Fantastic Resort Recommendations???
Replies: 38
Views: 4435

Re: Fantastic Resort Recommendations???

I love Kiawah. Been there in summer before kids. What is weather like mid February? Warm enough for kids to enjoy pool and beach?
by BashDash
Thu Jul 25, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Fantastic Resort Recommendations???
Replies: 38
Views: 4435

Re: Fantastic Resort Recommendations???

Can I bump this thread? Looking into a February trip from the northeast with a 3 and 5 year old. Willing to fly. Bonus if the suggestion allows me to use Hilton points but not necessary. A lazy river is also a bonus 😀.
by BashDash
Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: What's Your Credit Card Rewards Strategy?
Replies: 4135
Views: 790576

Re: What's Your Credit Card Rewards Strategy?

Thanks. I figured that. Seems easier to pay with ultimate reward points.
by BashDash
Wed Jul 17, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: What's Your Credit Card Rewards Strategy?
Replies: 4135
Views: 790576

Re: What's Your Credit Card Rewards Strategy?

Does anyone have an ihg strategy for using chase free nights at a hotel more than 40k points. Am currently on a trip staying at a 50k hotel night but I believe you are not allowed to do this anymore. Can you use free night and then add on 10k separate points?
by BashDash
Mon Jun 10, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best verizon mvno for little to no data.
Replies: 20
Views: 1656

Re: Best verizon mvno for little to no data.

Op here. Thanks for all the replies! I've narrowed down to us mobile and red pocket. Even though I can probably do cheaper thru non Verizon mvno I'm a little concerned about having poor service when I'm in need. With small kids I don't want that being a problem especially for my wife. I also use a l...
by BashDash
Fri Jun 07, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: How is Merrill Edge?
Replies: 51
Views: 4611

Re: How is Merrill Edge?

I like their retention bonuses. Every once in a while I give a call and tell them I'm "leaving" and they pay me a bonus to stay.
by BashDash
Fri Jun 07, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best verizon mvno for little to no data.
Replies: 20
Views: 1656

Re: Best verizon mvno for little to no data.

Life is Good: is there anyway to do autopay with tracphone or do you have to go on ebay every year and renew.....trying to get on autopilot with investments and the phone to simplify :)
by BashDash
Fri Jun 07, 2019 6:09 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best verizon mvno for little to no data.
Replies: 20
Views: 1656

Re: Best verizon mvno for little to no data.

I am intrigued by US mobile. I like that they have 24-7 customer service via chat or phone. Seems like we can save a few bucks and still keep "verizon" service. They are sending me a free starter kit.
by BashDash
Thu Jun 06, 2019 6:57 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best verizon mvno for little to no data.
Replies: 20
Views: 1656

Best verizon mvno for little to no data.

HI all, Thank you for all of the recent help with my recent coffee maker thread! We are currently using Boom Mobile and have been happy. We live outside of a major city. Have been happy with Boom Mobile but for some recent threads lead me to believe we can keep same coverage for less price. I always...
by BashDash
Mon Jun 03, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Remote control for an Apple TV 4k
Replies: 10
Views: 709

Re: Remote control for an Apple TV 4k

Thanks! No touch pad issues I'm assuming?
by BashDash
Mon Jun 03, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Remote control for an Apple TV 4k
Replies: 10
Views: 709

Re: Remote control for an Apple TV 4k

Can anyone recommend one of the silicone coverings for the Apple TV remote? It is quite slippery. I have looked at a few on Amazon but am worried it affects the button or touch pad. Thanks!
by BashDash
Sun Jun 02, 2019 8:08 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Dual coffee maker suggestion
Replies: 24
Views: 1674

Dual coffee maker suggestion

Hi all :). Scenario: wife and I leave for work the exact same time (6am). One drinks caffeinated and other decaf so we can't use a single pot? Can anyone recommend a dual coffee maker. We bought a Hamilton Beach model but just can't get a decent cup of coffee no matter the adjustment of amount of co...
by BashDash
Sat May 18, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Specific earbud recommendation
Replies: 10
Views: 1196

Re: Specific earbud recommendation

Thanks! I will look into both !
by BashDash
Sat May 18, 2019 6:57 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Specific earbud recommendation
Replies: 10
Views: 1196

Specific earbud recommendation

Hi all :) Looking into getting some earbuds that fit the following needs: -Android phone (moto x4) -wireless or corded -long enough wire for phone in pocket comfortably -thin ear canals -under 30$ -for use while walking around neighborhood or mowing lawn -podcast listenening only I have a standard p...
by BashDash
Fri May 10, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Mobile service with RedPocket
Replies: 25
Views: 2175

Re: Mobile service with RedPocket

Thx for the replies!
I see a red pocket plan for unlimited talk and text for 17$ that looks like a decent deal. Do I have to buy for one year at a time on eBay. I want to just set it and forget it on auto pay like my boom mobile and my index funds.
by BashDash
Fri May 10, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Mobile service with RedPocket
Replies: 25
Views: 2175

Re: Mobile service with RedPocket

Looking to revive this thread. I read some previous posters mention an ebay coupon. This looks like you prepay for one year at a time? I have to do this every year? I guess this is not too difficult to remember to do. Right now we use Boom Mobile (verizon mvno) and have been happy but it seems we ca...
by BashDash
Sun Apr 14, 2019 7:44 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Parking at JFK Airport
Replies: 12
Views: 1925

Re: Parking at JFK Airport

Just wondering if there are any updates to this thread. Two small kids in tow would love decent price and convenience for long term parking of 7 days. Thanks!!
by BashDash
Sun Mar 17, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Help me understand my electric bill/ supplier
Replies: 12
Views: 997

Re: Help me understand my electric bill/ supplier

Thanks all coffee the replies. I read a little more and it seems like I am guaranteed one percent discount and if that doesn't happen I get reimbursed the difference. I got a recent check for 27$. Something about this doesn't seem right to me. Need to research more.
by BashDash
Sat Mar 16, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Help me understand my electric bill/ supplier
Replies: 12
Views: 997

Re: Help me understand my electric bill/ supplier

Thx sawdust for the links. That one price chart was frightening. For me it does look I've been getting charged more bit not painfully so. How would you recommend I switch back to the local supplier? I don't have the time or energy no pun intended to be consistently comparing.
by BashDash
Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Help me understand my electric bill/ supplier
Replies: 12
Views: 997

Re: Help me understand my electric bill/ supplier

Thanks for the replies. I appreciate it. My instinct is telling me to call my local supplier in NY and get out of this. I signed up years ago so does that mean it should be easy to get out of? I hope so!
by BashDash
Sat Mar 16, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Help me understand my electric bill/ supplier
Replies: 12
Views: 997

Help me understand my electric bill/ supplier

Hi all,
I figured out my 403b fees somehow but am now confused by my electrical bill/supplier. I signed up with ambit energy as my supplier but am thinking that might have been a bad idea. Can anyone help me understand my bill? Greatly appreciated.
by BashDash
Fri Mar 08, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Merrill Edge Tax Delay - 1099's Delayed two weeks
Replies: 17
Views: 1032

Re: Merrill Edge Tax Delay - 1099's Delayed two weeks

My 1099 was ready 1/28/19 and I am ready to get my taxes done but this thread has me worried. Am I going to be getting an amended one? I figured I would have received it by now.
by BashDash
Thu Mar 07, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: boom mobile compatible phone question
Replies: 6
Views: 288

Re: boom mobile compatible phone question

Am I missing something or is this same phone cheaper on amazon?

https://www.amazon.com/Moto-4th-Generat ... r=8-1&th=1
by BashDash
Thu Mar 07, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: boom mobile compatible phone question
Replies: 6
Views: 288

Re: boom mobile compatible phone question

Thanks again. Yea I'm going to need a new sim card because my current phone is 3g and the new one will be 4g. Once I'm sure it is compatible I'll call and order the sim card for Verizon since it is working. Customer service seemed optimistic that most unlocked phones should be fine as long as they a...
by BashDash
Thu Mar 07, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: boom mobile compatible phone question
Replies: 6
Views: 288

Re: boom mobile compatible phone question

Thanks for the reply. Yes I have been relying on Verizon so that might not be good. Worst case scenario I change to one of Boom's other plans for sprint or ATT? We don't live in a rural area so I would imagine it would be ok....
by BashDash
Thu Mar 07, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: boom mobile compatible phone question
Replies: 6
Views: 288

boom mobile compatible phone question

Hi all, I was reading through the deals on the recent "unlocked phone" thread going on. I am in need of a new phone and I saw the slick deal for Motorola Moto X fourth generation. See link below. How can I be sure that it will work with Boom Mobile? Their customer service mentioned it needs to be CD...
by BashDash
Thu Mar 07, 2019 7:34 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Where to find inexpensive unlocked phone
Replies: 56
Views: 4214

Re: Where to find inexpensive unlocked phone

Hi all, This thread has been very timely for me. I am looking to try out the moto x4 and saw the slick deal mentioned ( https://slickdeals.net/f/12889945-moto-x4-32gb-unlocked-is-back-again-2-cheaper-with-40-cricket-refill-and-sim-147-98?src=SiteSearchV2_SearchBarV2Algo1) Does anyone know if it woul...