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by Dontwasteit
Tue Nov 05, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Cutting the Cord - NFL Network?
Replies: 65
Views: 5833

Re: Cutting the Cord - NFL Network?

I'm still boycotting the NFL. I love the game but I made my stand!
God bless the USA!
by Dontwasteit
Mon Sep 30, 2019 6:38 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Mouse in the house
Replies: 46
Views: 4519

Re: Mouse in the house

Glue traps are effective but poor mouse slowly wastes away. Snap traps kill quite well and quickly.
If you do use glue traps Crack them in the head with something like an old mop handle or stick, to put it out of it's misery. Sad topic.
by Dontwasteit
Fri Sep 27, 2019 5:07 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Anyonw driving Uber for fun and pocket money in retirement?
Replies: 111
Views: 11771

Re: Anyonw driving Uber for fun and pocket money in retirement?

You will make more $ flipping burgers at McDonalds.
by Dontwasteit
Sat Aug 31, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Share your Best Barter
Replies: 17
Views: 1492

Re: Share your Best Barter

Years ago, my best trade...wallet for my life.
by Dontwasteit
Fri Aug 30, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Electric razors
Replies: 25
Views: 2179

Re: Electric razors

Thanks all. I am going to stick with the cheaper Remington 5800. Worked fine for my needs.
by Dontwasteit
Fri Aug 30, 2019 7:46 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Electric razors
Replies: 25
Views: 2179

Electric razors

I recently bought my dad (91 and has dementia) An electric razor because dad keeps cutting himself and he's on blood thinners. I bought a Remington 5800 ($42). I tried it before giving it to him. I was surprised how well it worked! The shave seemed as close as my expensive bladed Gillette ProGlide. ...
by Dontwasteit
Wed Aug 21, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Anyone disenchanted with retirement?
Replies: 306
Views: 45790

Re: Anyone disenchanted with retirement?

I'm in my 7th year of retirement and I love it. I was full of anxiety, depressed and felt like an unappreciated slave for 31 years. Now I feel totally free. Even the boring days are great! I am finally at peace. Advice to the younger... You better enjoy what you do for a living or it's going to be a...
by Dontwasteit
Thu Aug 08, 2019 5:52 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Not getting 5% reward cash back on my Amazon prime credit card
Replies: 24
Views: 3149

Re: Not getting 5% reward cash back on my Amazon prime credit card

I just checked my Amazon rewards and have to same problem. Couldn't find rewards on Amazon so I went to my Chase acct. Chase shows no reward points. I should have some. Calling Amazon later.
by Dontwasteit
Wed Jul 31, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Beyond Meat Burger? Do you like?
Replies: 119
Views: 9674

Re: Beyond Meat Burger? Do you like?

I wanted to buy a few shares of BYND right after the IPO.. I did the Boglehead thing and resisted. It's at about 200 p.s.
by Dontwasteit
Fri Jul 26, 2019 3:43 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Mold in central air unit - dangerous?
Replies: 15
Views: 1789

Re: Mold in central air unit - dangerous?

Can you smell the foul odor when turned on? I had to throw out a one year old A/C due to mold (Drain hole was clogged). When turned on the stench was unbearable. Smelled like a cat pissed down the top vent, but I could see plenty of black mold inside.
by Dontwasteit
Sat Jul 13, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Grill Mat
Replies: 29
Views: 3030

Re: Grill Mat

Get yourself a griddle. Blackstone or Camp Chef. You will love either.
by Dontwasteit
Wed Jul 10, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Who cuts your hair? And for how much?
Replies: 153
Views: 10835

Re: Who cuts your hair? And for how much?

$25 + $5 tip.
by Dontwasteit
Sun Jul 07, 2019 6:36 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Time for a new car - Corolla or Civic...
Replies: 101
Views: 10204

Re: Time for a new car - Corolla or Civic...

I believe the law now states that every new car has to have a back up camera.
by Dontwasteit
Sat Jun 22, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Do you Casino? What do you play? Have you won?
Replies: 82
Views: 5854

Re: Do you Casino? What do you play? Have you won?

I used to play Black Jack. I got tired of handing my money to the casino. I had to keep reminding myself that in the casino when you lose, your money is gone forever. With stocks/mutual funds etc, you are always in the game.
by Dontwasteit
Thu Jun 20, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How to avoid high vet bills?
Replies: 110
Views: 7584

Re: How to avoid high vet bills?

My cat is my therapist...Doesn't talk much but she's a great listener.
by Dontwasteit
Thu Jun 20, 2019 8:08 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How to avoid high vet bills?
Replies: 110
Views: 7584

Re: How to avoid high vet bills?

Pets = $$$$! No way around it. :moneybag
by Dontwasteit
Sun Jun 16, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Modular Homes-Advice?
Replies: 7
Views: 1455

Re: Modular Homes-Advice?

My old hunting buddy had a prefab home built in upstate NY. I'm no expert but I thought the house was very well built (2 bedroom, nice kitchen, wrap around patio,upstairs a beautiful loft). I was quite impressed.This was approx. 15 years ago. My memory tells me about $80,000.
by Dontwasteit
Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:18 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Tips for new pet owner [puppy]
Replies: 71
Views: 4648

Re: Tips for new pet owner

Do your self a favor and get the pet insurance. I learned the hard way...My sweet cat fell off my 5th floor terrace and broke her pelvis in 2 places..$8500. 2 months ago we got a puppy (Maltese) for my daughter. Besides neutering, shots, etc he has developed a reoccurring urinary problem. $275 per e...
by Dontwasteit
Tue May 07, 2019 8:20 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Where to visit in the Caribbean?
Replies: 19
Views: 2622

Re: Where to visit in the Caribbean?

Aruba..."The Happy Island". The wife and I love it. Too bad we can't go more often.
by Dontwasteit
Wed Mar 27, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Anyone disenchanted with retirement?
Replies: 306
Views: 45790

Re: Anyone disenchanted with retirement?

I love doing as close to nothing all day long! :beer
by Dontwasteit
Thu Mar 21, 2019 6:13 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Paris - Is It Safe?
Replies: 143
Views: 10345

Re: Paris - Is It Safe?

Check out You Tube videos of their annual antisemitic parades. Sadly they march by the thousands.
by Dontwasteit
Fri Mar 08, 2019 8:03 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Things to do in Maine
Replies: 72
Views: 7006

Re: Things to do in Maine

Bear hunting!
by Dontwasteit
Fri Mar 01, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Thinking about getting back into archery
Replies: 12
Views: 1355

Re: Thinking about getting back into archery

I bow hunted for many years (Compound bow). I haven't gone in 3 years. I'm now 62yo and lately I'm having too much shoulder pain not to mention a couple of other physical problems. I do miss being in the woods but it really is a younger mans game. If you just want to fling a few arrows at a range, i...
by Dontwasteit
Wed Feb 27, 2019 7:41 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Staying in Brooklyn- Recommendations
Replies: 18
Views: 1164

Re: Staying in Brooklyn- Recommendations

I should have added that since your visit will be in August, if you stay in Bay Ridge it will be a 5 minute subway ride to Coney Island beach.
by Dontwasteit
Wed Feb 27, 2019 7:22 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Staying in Brooklyn- Recommendations
Replies: 18
Views: 1164

Re: Staying in Brooklyn- Recommendations

I live in Brooklyn. Bay Ridge is always nice. Tons of restaurants, plenty of shopping, multiple subway stations. There is a nice Best Western Gregory Hotel (4th Ave & 83rd St).
by Dontwasteit
Fri Feb 15, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What are your best retirement years?
Replies: 50
Views: 4762

Re: What are your best retirement years?

Gloom and Doom....I agree. Haven't had a bad one yet! :sharebeer
by Dontwasteit
Tue Feb 12, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best ways to provide STRUCTURE to retired life
Replies: 71
Views: 6184

Re: Best ways to provide STRUCTURE to retired life

Meg...Dog theft is common= reward for thief.
by Dontwasteit
Sun Feb 10, 2019 6:21 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: [What TV Show Have You Recently Watched?]
Replies: 1587
Views: 172638

Re: [What TV Show Have You Recently Watched?]

I just saw the 1st two episodes of Ozark. Can't wait to binge on it!
The Last Warrior is really good.
by Dontwasteit
Mon Jan 28, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How long does lunch meat last?
Replies: 44
Views: 4055

Re: How long does lunch meat last?

I could give it the cat test but my cat is more finicky than I am.
by Dontwasteit
Mon Jan 28, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How long does lunch meat last?
Replies: 44
Views: 4055

Re: How long does lunch meat last?

I would imagine the cold cuts with the most nitrates would last a couple extra days (Salami, Bologna, etc).
by Dontwasteit
Sun Jan 27, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How will you spend your retirement money?
Replies: 86
Views: 10531

Re: How will you spend your retirement money?

Indexonlyplease...Archery is a wonderful hobby. I have been "flinging" arrows for 25 years. You will be able to hunt (Archery) with your husband if you desire.
by Dontwasteit
Sat Jan 26, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How long does lunch meat last?
Replies: 44
Views: 4055

Re: How long does lunch meat last?

5 days is my limit.
by Dontwasteit
Mon Jan 21, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Paying thousands per ticket to attend the NFL Super Bowl?
Replies: 138
Views: 7514

Re: Paying thousands per ticket to attend the NFL Super Bowl?

I wouldn't go if the tickets were free. I have been boycotting the NFL. I do miss watching but a man has to do what a man has to do.
by Dontwasteit
Fri Jan 18, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Gas station prices and quality
Replies: 116
Views: 14610

Re: Gas station prices and quality

Gas is gas, just fill up. Try not to over think it.
by Dontwasteit
Thu Jan 17, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: New dishwasher recommendations?
Replies: 17
Views: 1783

Re: New dishwasher recommendations?

I'm very happy with my Kitchen-Aid. Extremely quiet.
by Dontwasteit
Wed Jan 16, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Funniest movies of all time? Name five of your favorites...
Replies: 220
Views: 32315

Re: Funniest movies of all time? Name five of your favorites...

What about Bob was funny.
Something about Mary is always funny.
Modern Times- Chaplain.
by Dontwasteit
Wed Jan 16, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Swimming, do you? Advice sought.
Replies: 76
Views: 7533

Re: Swimming, do you? Advice sought.

I can swim just enough to save my life (Expert at treading water and dog paddling). Could never get the breathing down.
by Dontwasteit
Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Disciplined with finances, but not so with diet
Replies: 242
Views: 14521

Re: Disciplined with finances, but not so with diet

The word "diet" to me means I am forced to do it. "Lifestyle change" to me means that I want to do it. It's just how I look at it.
by Dontwasteit
Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Disciplined with finances, but not so with diet
Replies: 242
Views: 14521

Re: Disciplined with finances, but not so with diet

My slim and trim 97 year old uncle (He has a big appetite) drinks a 12oz glass of water 1st thing every morning and 2 more through out the day. Sure works for him!
by Dontwasteit
Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Disciplined with finances, but not so with diet
Replies: 242
Views: 14521

Re: Disciplined with finances, but not so with diet

I believe once you label it a diet, one is doomed to fail. It must be a considered a "Life style change" that you actually believe in. Like most things in life, you really must want to change or it most likely is doomed.
by Dontwasteit
Sat Jan 05, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How old is too old to buy a house?
Replies: 50
Views: 4710

Re: How old is too old to buy a house?

HOA would take care of landscaping and trash removal. Probably going to Florida so no worries about snow removal.
by Dontwasteit
Sat Jan 05, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How old is too old to buy a house?
Replies: 50
Views: 4710

Re: How old is too old to buy a house?

We would be paying cash. Thank you all again.
by Dontwasteit
Sat Jan 05, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How old is too old to buy a house?
Replies: 50
Views: 4710

Re: How old is too old to buy a house?

Gill...I love it! :beer
by Dontwasteit
Sat Jan 05, 2019 8:24 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How old is too old to buy a house?
Replies: 50
Views: 4710

Re: How old is too old to buy a house?

Thank you all. Great and up lifting posts. I was thinking like all of you but didn't want to see my world through rose colored glasses. We will forge on with anticipation and hope for the best!
by Dontwasteit
Sat Jan 05, 2019 7:32 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: How much money do you want to retire?
Replies: 790
Views: 111298

Re: How much money do you want to retire?

Soundwall...BINGO!