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by DanMahowny
Fri Aug 17, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Retire in Florida or Alabama?
Replies: 106
Views: 6667

Re: Retire in Florida or Alabama?

I live in the midwest; already retired.

I frequently vacation in Alabama and Florida. Both are great places. People, golf, food, beaches- fantastic.
by DanMahowny
Fri Aug 17, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Cheapest Home Insurance ?
Replies: 9
Views: 650

Re: Cheapest Home Insurance ?

I have Amica. Last week, I shopped around to see if anyone could beat their rate. Some came close but none would match or beat.

My Hippo??? Interesting name. Sounds like a place my sister-in-law works.
by DanMahowny
Fri Aug 17, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: ICE or a hybrid car
Replies: 17
Views: 528

Re: ICE or a hybrid car

ICE. They perform well, they're cheap, and reliable. Gasoline remains relatively inexpensive. Why pay $65k for electric when an equally capable $30k ICE is available??? I wouldn't pay much attention to people that claim ICE is dead. Most of these people have an agenda, and such predictions almost ne...
by DanMahowny
Fri Aug 17, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Invest in Tesla?
Replies: 341
Views: 21795

Re: Invest in Tesla?

Jack FFR1846 wrote:
Fri Aug 17, 2018 12:37 pm
TSLA jumped to about $379 following Elon's tweet. It's now $307. I suppose if we don't believe Elon's lying, then it would make complete sense to buy in and simply wait for that $420 offer to come along.
"It's immoral to let a sucker keep his money." -Canada Bill Jones
by DanMahowny
Fri Aug 17, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Invest in Tesla?
Replies: 341
Views: 21795

Re: Invest in Tesla?

Comparing Tesla to Apple or Amazon is total nonsense.

Musk is a fraud. His problems are self-inflicted.

Tesla is bankrupt. The Model 3 is a bust. The stock is going to $0.
by DanMahowny
Thu Aug 16, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Retire in Florida or Alabama?
Replies: 106
Views: 6667

Re: Retire in Florida or Alabama?

bltkmt wrote:
Thu Aug 16, 2018 2:08 pm
adamthesmythe wrote:
Mon Aug 13, 2018 6:24 pm
Well it only matters what they think...but...

I would pay good money to not live in either Florida or Alabama.

I do consider Florida more civilized.
This.
Please explain. Thanks man.
by DanMahowny
Thu Aug 16, 2018 6:43 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Men’s Underwear recommendation
Replies: 50
Views: 3382

Re: Men’s Underwear recommendation

Commando. Free.
by DanMahowny
Wed Aug 15, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Take auto loan 0.9% if I can afford cash?
Replies: 94
Views: 4160

Re: Take auto loan 0.9% if I can afford cash?

I know the math says borrow at 0.9% but I say Pay Cash.

Car payments suck.
by DanMahowny
Wed Aug 15, 2018 6:14 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Invest in Tesla?
Replies: 341
Views: 21795

Re: Invest in Tesla?

We're now halfway through Q3. Does anybody really believe Elon's promise that Tesla will be profitable in Q3?

Why would anyone invest in a business that cannot make money?
by DanMahowny
Tue Aug 14, 2018 11:14 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Invest in Tesla?
Replies: 341
Views: 21795

Re: Invest in Tesla?

Even if you think Musk is a huckster, Madoff lost $68 Billion (more than Teslas market cap) and there was far less substance than Tesla. Would be rather hard to top that one. Of course you are correct. Madoff's scheme is stuff of legend. Well done, Bernie. But Madoff was pretty much a nameless, fac...
by DanMahowny
Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Invest in Tesla?
Replies: 341
Views: 21795

Re: Invest in Tesla?

Tesla is not going private. Musk's tweet was a lie. It's obvious, right? Now Tesla is scrambling to make it "real" since admitting it was all a lie isn't a very good approach. Everything Musk says is a lie. The end is near. When it's all over, Musk will go down as the greatest fraud in the history o...
by DanMahowny
Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:18 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Retire in Florida or Alabama?
Replies: 106
Views: 6667

Re: Retire in Florida or Alabama?

adamthesmythe wrote:
Mon Aug 13, 2018 6:24 pm
I would pay good money to not live in either Florida or Alabama.

I do consider Florida more civilized.
Why? Please explain. Where do you live?

Not challenging you at all. I honestly want to know what you think. Figure I might learn something. Thanks.
by DanMahowny
Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:14 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Housing affordability - what is your take?
Replies: 73
Views: 6569

Re: Housing affordability - what is your take?

Mortgage 2x gross annual income.

-The Millionaire Next Door
by DanMahowny
Sun Aug 12, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Tipping lawn service and trash pickup
Replies: 25
Views: 1630

Re: Tipping lawn service and trash pickup

I give the trash guys a couple bottles of water on hot days.
by DanMahowny
Sun Aug 12, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Cleaning gas grill
Replies: 40
Views: 3222

Re: Cleaning gas grill

Simple wire brush after each use; and leave grill burning MAX to eliminate (sort of) any remaining grease. Once or twice each year, I would perform a thorough cleaning, and return grill to "like new" performance. After a while, I got sick of all this nonsense and now live a "grill free" life. Don't ...
by DanMahowny
Sat Aug 11, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Financial Advisor Mandatory?
Replies: 36
Views: 3081

Re: Financial Advidor Mandatory?

Your friends are probably very gullible and are easily duped into believing their advisor is a trusted professional.

Anyone that is super-dependent on their financial advisor is likely being taken advantage of.
by DanMahowny
Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:20 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Invest in Tesla?
Replies: 341
Views: 21795

Re: Invest in Tesla?

bgf wrote:
Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:10 am
how is apple the 2nd most shorted stock? there is no way.
"Tesla Overtakes Apple As Most-Shorted US Stock"

https://www.investopedia.com/news/tesla ... s-markets/

**not posting this to argue with you man. But this is my source. Maybe it's fake news. I dunno.
by DanMahowny
Fri Aug 10, 2018 9:18 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Invest in Tesla?
Replies: 341
Views: 21795

Re: Invest in Tesla?

Short sellers distract the business from its long-term mission with attacks that try to push the stock price down. This could be misinformation or fake news to confuse potential buyers or sabotage within the company making employees less focused. I would think it is the job of the CEO to make these...
by DanMahowny
Thu Aug 09, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Do you have a friend/family who you think is making a financial mistake?
Replies: 7
Views: 786

Re: Do you have a friend/family who you think is making a financial mistake?

Seems many of my friends/family are financial idiots.

They are my anti-role models. If ever we are "on the same page", I know I must re-evaluate.

Anti-role models are way better than traditional role models.
by DanMahowny
Thu Aug 09, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Biggest Threats to Financial Well-Being
Replies: 99
Views: 8913

Re: Biggest Threats to Financial Well-Being

Long-term disability. Much worse than dead.
by DanMahowny
Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:18 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Anyone familiar with attic fans?
Replies: 32
Views: 1950

Re: Anyone familiar with attic fans?

I had an attic fan at my previous home. Didn't work, ever.

Climbed up there one day.

Flipped the switch on/off- nothing. Banged on it lightly with a small hammer- again nothing.

That's the extent of my handyman skills.
by DanMahowny
Thu Aug 09, 2018 7:14 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: HBO Hard Knocks Clip - Compound Interest Clip
Replies: 10
Views: 1305

Re: HBO Hard Knocks Clip - Compound Interest Clip

This is great! Thanks for posting, you guys.
by DanMahowny
Thu Aug 09, 2018 7:12 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Invest in Tesla?
Replies: 341
Views: 21795

Re: Invest in Tesla?

My sources indicate MoviePass will acquire Tesla in an all cash deal. Funding secured. Hahahaha! Seriously, is anyone taking Musk seriously? It's just another lie piled on a mountain of lies. That's what he does. He's angry about the shorts, and just can't let it go. Very thin-skinned, insecure dude...
by DanMahowny
Wed Aug 08, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Deciphering fake reviews online
Replies: 6
Views: 807

Re: Deciphering fake reviews online

Yes! I listened to that podcast. Very interesting indeed.
by DanMahowny
Wed Aug 08, 2018 8:23 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Whole house generator
Replies: 31
Views: 1725

Re: Whole house generator

I have a Kohler whole house generator. Spent around $10k on the unit.

Power outages are infrequent, but glad I own it.
by DanMahowny
Tue Aug 07, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Invest in Tesla?
Replies: 341
Views: 21795

Re: Invest in Tesla?

For the record, I have added to my short position.

Shorted at $381.

This is Musk's final stand. The end is near. I love this!
by DanMahowny
Tue Aug 07, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Invest in Tesla?
Replies: 341
Views: 21795

Re: Invest in Tesla?

You guys are being played. This is Musk's final stand.

Hahahahahaha!
by DanMahowny
Tue Aug 07, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Invest in Tesla?
Replies: 341
Views: 21795

Re: Invest in Tesla?

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/08/07/tesla-s ... ompan.html

Musk will likely end up in jail. Hahahahahahaha!
by DanMahowny
Tue Aug 07, 2018 8:34 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Is solar power for your home a worthwhile investment?
Replies: 55
Views: 4639

Re: Is solar power for your home a worthwhile investment?

I'd love to save money going to solar. I've run the numbers each year for several years. It doesn't add up. Solar is a money loser for me. I have friends in my area that have gone solar. They definitely fudge the numbers to fit their agenda. They get very defensive when I question them. They know th...
by DanMahowny
Tue Aug 07, 2018 8:20 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Relaxing - quieting the mind
Replies: 47
Views: 2927

Re: Relaxing - quieting the mind

Grt2bOutdoors wrote:
Tue Aug 07, 2018 6:23 am
Put on a pair of ear mufflers, put gas in lawn mower, mow for 20-60 minutes. You will enjoy the quietness of the grass blades screaming “NO!!” as you chop an inch off. Repeat each week. Trim the bushes, whack the weeds. Your mind will be at ease.
Yessir! This is the winner.
by DanMahowny
Tue Aug 07, 2018 5:25 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Relaxing - quieting the mind
Replies: 47
Views: 2927

Re: Relaxing - quieting the mind

Get hammered. A 12-pack of Budweiser will shut down your mind for a finite period of time.
by DanMahowny
Mon Aug 06, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Cost of ownership of buying Model 3 vs keeping my M235i.
Replies: 50
Views: 2906

Re: Cost of ownership of buying Model 3 vs keeping my M235i.

Wait 6 months. If Tesla is still in business by Feb 2019, revisit the Model 3.

You'll be glad you waited. Tesla is going to fold before then.
by DanMahowny
Mon Aug 06, 2018 6:49 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Invest in Tesla?
Replies: 341
Views: 21795

Re: Invest in Tesla?

Longdog wrote:
Sat Aug 04, 2018 6:30 pm
For anyone considering purchasing or shorting TSLA, here is a great dramatization :happy of the TSLA short hypothesis:
https://m.youtube.com/watch?time_contin ... xEClGh6Mus
Great video man. Thanks for posting. Funny stuff.
by DanMahowny
Sun Aug 05, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Pulled the trigger
Replies: 15
Views: 2825

Re: Pulled the trigger

Work is an escape from freedom.

Congrats man.
by DanMahowny
Sun Aug 05, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: USPS Informed Delivery
Replies: 43
Views: 3010

Re: USPS Informed Delivery

I answered the questions correctly, and was told I was wrong.

I went to the post office and got set up. A minor hassle, but was worth it.

I like getting the daily emails.
by DanMahowny
Thu Aug 02, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Invest in Tesla?
Replies: 341
Views: 21795

Re: Invest in Tesla?

by DanMahowny
Tue Jul 31, 2018 7:35 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Joint Ownership of home with second wife
Replies: 184
Views: 11769

Re: Joint Ownership of home with second wife

This thread reminds me of the dude that wanted to buy all the FANG stocks.

Some people are just determined to make poor decisions. It's a habit.

I study these people. They are my mentors; or anti-mentors, I guess.

It's far easier to win at life when much of your competition is doing stupid stuff.
by DanMahowny
Mon Jul 30, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Buying new houses
Replies: 5
Views: 576

Re: Buying new houses

I have owned two homes. Both new. One I built, the other was a spec home.

Buying a new home is great, assuming it's in a good location. And that's hard to do.

Building a home is a huge pain, and risky.

I don't see any similarities between buying new home vs car.
by DanMahowny
Mon Jul 30, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Should I buy new Nissan Leaf?
Replies: 35
Views: 2382

Re: Should I buy new Nissan Leaf?

Wow, that's awesome man. A Leaf for $13k? Good for you.

Hell yes I would buy one.
by DanMahowny
Mon Jul 30, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Joint Ownership of home with second wife
Replies: 184
Views: 11769

Re: Joint Ownership of home with second wife

Something I'm very good at is determining if a marriage is going to work out or not.

Don't get married. Sorry man.
by DanMahowny
Mon Jul 30, 2018 9:36 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Invest in Tesla?
Replies: 341
Views: 21795

Re: Invest in Tesla?

The beginning of the end of Tesla has already begun. But this week is going to be BIG.

Added to my short position today.

Shorted TSLA at $365, $355, $322, $294. Now I just have to wait a little while for the stock to go to $0.
by DanMahowny
Sun Jul 29, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Why dont people sit outside more? And how to deal with bugs?
Replies: 50
Views: 5277

Re: Why dont people sit outside more? And how to deal with bugs?

Natural solutions are just feel good solutions that don't work.

Harsh chemicals are the answer.
by DanMahowny
Sat Jul 28, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Buying an electric golf cart
Replies: 6
Views: 794

Re: Buying an electric golf cart

Club Car
by DanMahowny
Sat Jul 28, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Home Addition Finance
Replies: 48
Views: 2597

Re: Home Addition Finance

One wonderful way to tame our tendency to always want more is to persuade ourselves to want the things we already have.
by DanMahowny
Wed Jul 25, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks in freefall
Replies: 6752
Views: 1467950

Re: U.S. stocks in freefall

Yep. I almost posted the same earlier today. This thread has been dormant for a month. HAHAHA!

I was definitely among those predicting doom and gloom. Too early to say, but if the market gets through 2018 without tanking, I'll gladly admit I was wrong. Still think I'm right. Time will tell.
by DanMahowny
Tue Jul 24, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Which doctor should I go to?
Replies: 26
Views: 1734

Re: Which doctor should I go to?

VictoriaF wrote:
Tue Jul 24, 2018 3:20 pm
Since your problem is with mayo, you should go to Mayo clinic.

Victoria
That's messed up. Well played.
by DanMahowny
Tue Jul 24, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Which doctor should I go to?
Replies: 26
Views: 1734

Re: Which doctor should I go to?

I would decide between the following two options:

1) eat a handful of dirt

2) do nothing
by DanMahowny
Tue Jul 24, 2018 8:13 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Daughter wants to travel on her own to Montreal
Replies: 105
Views: 6776

Re: Daughter wants to travel on her own to Montreal

Yes. Let her go. Encourage her to go. No need to shelter our kids from the world. Let them fail, let them deal with adversity. Let them succeed. ON THEIR OWN. My daughter is 22. She travels alone often. Very often. Next, she's going to Australia. For one month. Alone. I think it's great. She never g...
by DanMahowny
Mon Jul 23, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: I want to sell my home, but I don't want to fix it up
Replies: 65
Views: 6229

Re: I want to sell my home, but I don't want to fix it up

ResearchMed wrote:
Mon Jul 23, 2018 6:23 pm
DanMahowny wrote:
Mon Jul 23, 2018 6:14 pm
You lost me when you said a leak (intermittent) and a faulty window would cost $150k?

I'll bid $145 to fix your problems. Just kidding, sort of.
Um, did you leave out a little "k" there?
:shock:

RM
Holy crap! I'm gonna lose a ton on this job.

Nice catch.
by DanMahowny
Mon Jul 23, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: I want to sell my home, but I don't want to fix it up
Replies: 65
Views: 6229

Re: I want to sell my home, but I don't want to fix it up

You lost me when you said a leak (intermittent) and a faulty window would cost $150k?

I'll bid $145 to fix your problems. Just kidding, sort of.