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by jehovasfitness
Sun Jun 03, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Name something you had to have and now you regret purchasing it?
Replies: 387
Views: 44232

Re: Name something you had to have and now you regret purchasing it?

RollTide31457 wrote:
Sun Apr 15, 2018 8:28 pm
Passports. Spent around $400 and never used them.
I'm confused
by jehovasfitness
Fri Jun 01, 2018 7:27 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: What are you up YTD? [Year To Date]
Replies: 1857
Views: 339547

Re: What are you up YTD? [Year To Date]

2-3% across plans
by jehovasfitness
Thu May 31, 2018 9:35 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Enterprise vs Avis
Replies: 43
Views: 2402

Re: Enterprise vs Avis

It appears with Enterprise if I book 13 days it's 1100 and if I book 14 days it's 800. (This is for a different model car than the OP)

SMH... I assume I can't book it for the 14 and pick it up a day late at the $800 rate?
by jehovasfitness
Thu May 31, 2018 6:45 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Renting vs Owning Your Home
Replies: 166
Views: 13225

Re: Renting vs Owning Your Home

tennisplyr wrote:
Thu May 24, 2018 6:54 am
Sometimes life isn't about money.

+1
by jehovasfitness
Thu May 31, 2018 5:56 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Used car buying advice!
Replies: 41
Views: 2957

Re: Used car buying advice!

Look at used Jeep Cherokees 1999-2001 imo

They go 250-300K miles easy.im selling mine with 150k miles for $4k


You can likely find similar near you for 3-4k

You can find ones with 100k miles for about $5-6k
by jehovasfitness
Wed May 30, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Enterprise vs Avis
Replies: 43
Views: 2402

Re: Enterprise vs Avis

How does Avis stay in business or am I missing something? Looking to do a 2 week car rental and as an example: Enterprise is $650 and Avis is $1650. Both are of equal selections AFAIK. On that note, which car rental company do you prefer? I've used Enterprise a few times, overall pretty good minus ...
by jehovasfitness
Wed May 30, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Enterprise vs Avis
Replies: 43
Views: 2402

Re: Enterprise vs Avis

mhc wrote:
Wed May 30, 2018 2:03 pm
I use the cheapest national brand.

I don't know how Avis stays in business, but the two mega-corps I have worked for used Avis.
True, that's who my wifes company uses. Thought we would get a discount
by jehovasfitness
Wed May 30, 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: My mind exploded
Replies: 79
Views: 4543

Re: My mind exploded

FlyAF wrote:
Wed May 30, 2018 1:29 pm
Meh, I'd consider $150 shoes relatively cheap.
I wouldn't consider that cheap unless dress shoes maybe, let alone sandals
by jehovasfitness
Wed May 30, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Enterprise vs Avis
Replies: 43
Views: 2402

Enterprise vs Avis

How does Avis stay in business or am I missing something? Looking to do a 2 week car rental and as an example: Enterprise is $650 and Avis is $1650. Both are of equal selections AFAIK. On that note, which car rental company do you prefer? I've used Enterprise a few times, overall pretty good minus o...
by jehovasfitness
Wed May 30, 2018 6:40 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Splurging on the NBA finals
Replies: 55
Views: 4810

Re: Splurging on the NBA finals

Arthur Digby Sellers wrote:
Mon May 28, 2018 10:04 pm
Why not? This is your last chance to see LeBron vs. Curry in the Finals until 2019.


Hahaha
by jehovasfitness
Tue May 29, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Please help with grocery budget
Replies: 51
Views: 4164

Re: Please help with grocery budget

Easy sub is eggs are a great source of nutrition and cheaper than steak and seafood.

Granted, steak and seafood are excellent for nutrition as well, but $/nutrients eggs will come out ahead.
by jehovasfitness
Sun May 27, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Help Buying Mens Shoes for Work and Dating
Replies: 63
Views: 5650

Re: Help Buying Mens Shoes for Work and Dating

livesoft wrote:
Sun May 27, 2018 7:49 am
This thread has been very informative to me. I had no idea there was a separate extensive vocabulary for men's shoes which I never needed to learn anything about.
Hahahaha truth
by jehovasfitness
Sun May 27, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Help Buying Mens Shoes for Work and Dating
Replies: 63
Views: 5650

Re: Help Buying Mens Shoes for Work and Dating

Dont date a woman that cares about your shoes imo
by jehovasfitness
Mon May 14, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Is there a boglehead muscle car?
Replies: 138
Views: 7649

Re: Is there a boglehead muscle car?

If it’s going to be a summer car, a C5 corvette is a good choice. You can get a immaculate, low mileage, 6 speed convertible for under $15K, have a 170 mph car that still gets 30 mpg on the highway. If you want something newer, 2011 or newer mustang Gt’s are good choices, just look for the garage Q...
by jehovasfitness
Tue May 08, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Buying new car or buying used car
Replies: 91
Views: 5212

Re: Buying new car or buying used car

Good luck finding a 2-3 yr old jeep 20-40% cheaper
by jehovasfitness
Tue May 08, 2018 6:15 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Why do so many Americans not own stocks?
Replies: 44
Views: 3694

Re: Why do so many Americans not own stocks?

JoMoney wrote:
Tue May 08, 2018 3:44 am
Most Americans have less than $1,000 in savings.
Even among those with higher incomes, Americans are really bad at saving.
Hard to save when wages have been stagnant since the 70s and inflation of major life needs have shot up
by jehovasfitness
Tue May 08, 2018 6:14 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Why do so many Americans not own stocks?
Replies: 44
Views: 3694

Re: Why do so many Americans not own stocks?

Mean income is what 50k? Try raising a family on that and then owning stocks
by jehovasfitness
Sat May 05, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Open-ended question about vacationing in Yosemite or a different national park
Replies: 49
Views: 3093

Re: Open-ended question about vacationing in Yosemite or a different national park

That said, Natural Bridges Monument in Utah was just as good if not better imo... we went in Nov and saw one other person
by jehovasfitness
Sat May 05, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Open-ended question about vacationing in Yosemite or a different national park
Replies: 49
Views: 3093

Re: Open-ended question about vacationing in Yosemite or a different national park

Big Bend in TX is awesome imo and way less crowded though we plan on Yosemite at some point
by jehovasfitness
Fri May 04, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Buying a Boat
Replies: 47
Views: 4870

Re: Buying a Boat

Why would boats be un-BH? Perhaps this forum makes it seem to not enjoy life until you're old and retired. I dunno
by jehovasfitness
Thu May 03, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Navigating the dark side of capitalism
Replies: 19
Views: 1516

Re: Navigating the dark side of capitalism

Correct! I should have said: "If a company was proven to violate the laws..." That doesn't usually result in any meaningful punishment. Many corporations see fines and lawsuits as just normal operating expenses, not as a reason to change their poor practices. If anything, it just makes them spend m...
by jehovasfitness
Wed May 02, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Not Wasting Food
Replies: 60
Views: 3640

Re: Not Wasting Food

The USDA says that approximately 20% of the food we purchase at the supermarket is eventually wasted. Aside from cleaning your plate, what suggestions do you have. As a fitness professional I would advise against cleaning your plate mantra Yes, I agree! If you can clean your plate, do it. But if yo...
by jehovasfitness
Wed May 02, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Not Wasting Food
Replies: 60
Views: 3640

Re: Not Wasting Food

Doroghazi wrote:
Wed May 02, 2018 3:20 pm
The USDA says that approximately 20% of the food we purchase at the supermarket is eventually wasted. Aside from cleaning your plate, what suggestions do you have.
As a fitness professional I would advise against cleaning your plate mantra
by jehovasfitness
Tue May 01, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Auto loan or dip into emergency fund?
Replies: 48
Views: 3466

Re: Auto loan or dip into emergency fund?

mrpotatoheadsays wrote:
Sat Apr 28, 2018 8:42 am


Take the bus and work a side job until you save-up enough money to pay for a car in cash.
Maybe I missed it, but not everyone can just take the bus
by jehovasfitness
Mon Apr 30, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: How do you know when you have "won the game"?
Replies: 142
Views: 15617

Re: How do you know when you have "won the game"?

rebellovw wrote:
Mon Apr 30, 2018 5:45 pm
When you are in your casket with a positive balance on your savings account.
Lol. My mom died with like $300 in her account. Part of me felt terribly sad at that but then again she was dead it didn't matter to her at that point
by jehovasfitness
Mon Apr 30, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: How do you know when you have "won the game"?
Replies: 142
Views: 15617

Re: How do you know when you have "won the game"?

When I was able to set all bills on auto draft and not worry lol
by jehovasfitness
Mon Apr 30, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: How would you handle a request for money from a niece?
Replies: 89
Views: 7006

Re: How would you handle a request for money from a niece?

I would have a different take. There are times when someone is hanging on by their fingernails that a Benjamin is a lifesaver. Sounds like this has been an occassional thing for small amounts, so I would vote for giving the money plus the Ramsey course. As an aside, I would always be in favor of gi...
by jehovasfitness
Mon Apr 30, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: When to buy a new car (need to find a Boglehead way)
Replies: 34
Views: 2749

Re: When to buy a new car (need to find a Boglehead way)

From what I've read in Dec near year's end can be a good time since most people are spending money on other things. You could also wait till January when people are also strapped for money as well as dealers are likely trying to get rid of previous year vehicles. Most people when faced with buying a...
by jehovasfitness
Mon Apr 30, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: When to buy a new car (need to find a Boglehead way)
Replies: 34
Views: 2749

Re: When to buy a new car (need to find a Boglehead way)

I see the 150K miles number brought up. As someone who is a few hundred miles shy of 150K in their car - is there a specific reason for that number? I would say one is psychological... I would say the other is that you can get 150k miles out of most cars these days relatively easy without major rep...
by jehovasfitness
Sun Apr 29, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: $750,000 in Cash at 30
Replies: 14
Views: 4153

Re: $750,000 in Cash at 30

unclescrooge wrote:
Sun Apr 29, 2018 8:43 pm
What's keeping you in NJ?

If I was single in move to a state with no taxes.
Agreed. Not to mention property taxes are a killer
by jehovasfitness
Sun Apr 29, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: 457 to fund my downpayment or just save the money
Replies: 10
Views: 692

Re: 457 to fund my downpayment or just save the money

chevca wrote:
Sun Apr 29, 2018 6:55 pm
My 457b allows loans anytime. I could take out up to 50% of my account value as a loan if I chose to. I'm not sure where the poster above got their information?

Personally, I would just save the money separately though.

Same here
by jehovasfitness
Sun Apr 29, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Home Theater Stereo/Speakers
Replies: 72
Views: 5206

Re: Home Theater Stereo/Speakers

Klipsch HD wireless. Amazing sound and I'm no audiophile. No speaker wires.
by jehovasfitness
Sun Apr 29, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: When would you replace a car?
Replies: 34
Views: 3054

Re: When would you replace a car?

FWIW I had an 04 civic and it handled snow quite well. Front wheel drive does a great job in snow. I would think on gravel pretty good as it should help with traction to a degree The problem is the hills, it can't get up a gravel hill in the snow (it doesn't get plowed). We've tried. It ended up st...
by jehovasfitness
Sat Apr 28, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: When would you replace a car?
Replies: 34
Views: 3054

Re: When would you replace a car?

FWIW I had an 04 civic and it handled snow quite well.

Front wheel drive does a great job in snow. I would think on gravel pretty good as it should help with traction to a degree
by jehovasfitness
Sat Apr 28, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: When would you replace a car?
Replies: 34
Views: 3054

Re: When would you replace a car?

I'd cut my losses on a car with 200k miles sell for what you can now and put that towards a replacement vehicle.

Soon as a major repair hits the car will be worthless
by jehovasfitness
Fri Apr 27, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Airbag deployed- would you buy?
Replies: 24
Views: 1809

Re: Airbag deployed- would you buy?

It's already listed below KBB and seems like a decent deal and meets my needs and more importantly budget. Would you or have you ever bought a car where the airbags were deployed? Of course it’s listed below KBB, it’s been in an accident! That’s no deal, just adjustment for condition. Any accident ...
by jehovasfitness
Fri Apr 27, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How stressful is buying a home?
Replies: 56
Views: 3316

Re: How stressful is buying a home?

Less stressful than selling imo
by jehovasfitness
Fri Apr 27, 2018 10:40 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Airbag deployed- would you buy?
Replies: 24
Views: 1809

Re: Airbag deployed- would you buy?

What is so special? Looking at used prices - just like any other car - MSRP is 27K - probably out the door for 35K. Used - in the 20's. I think Jeeps are OK but not great for reliability - perhaps I'm only thinking of the Cherokee Anyhow - I took a quick look and see used in the 20K and below on ca...
by jehovasfitness
Fri Apr 27, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Airbag deployed- would you buy?
Replies: 24
Views: 1809

Re: Airbag deployed- would you buy?

in fairness it has 44k miles and a 2013 for $22k

can get a new one for $28-29k, so maybe i've just looked at so many i'm getting too many #s going through my head
by jehovasfitness
Fri Apr 27, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Airbag deployed- would you buy?
Replies: 24
Views: 1809

Re: Airbag deployed- would you buy?

What is so special? Looking at used prices - just like any other car - MSRP is 27K - probably out the door for 35K. Used - in the 20's. I think Jeeps are OK but not great for reliability - perhaps I'm only thinking of the Cherokee Anyhow - I took a quick look and see used in the 20K and below on ca...
by jehovasfitness
Fri Apr 27, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Airbag deployed- would you buy?
Replies: 24
Views: 1809

Re: Airbag deployed- would you buy?

Does it also come with a "Salvage" title? You get a "deal", but when you go to sell, they are very hard to sell. Dealers may not take a salvage title car in trade. No "deal". I will not buy a airbag deployed/salvage title car. There are just too many used cars out there to buy problems. Can you loo...
by jehovasfitness
Fri Apr 27, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Airbag deployed- would you buy?
Replies: 24
Views: 1809

Airbag deployed- would you buy?

Looking at used Wranglers, and if you know them they don't depreciate much so buying used is not usually gonna save you much if any. that being said, there's a used 2013 at a dealer that shows airbag deployed a few years ago and about 20k miles ago. It's in VA which requires annual safety inspection...
by jehovasfitness
Fri Apr 27, 2018 6:19 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Windfall and Student Loan Pay-off/Pay-down Plan
Replies: 42
Views: 3912

Re: Windfall and Student Loan Pay-off/Pay-down Plan

I wouldn't bank on 7% over next 10 years but that's just me.

Pay off the student loans. No need to carry them even if they were 4% imo
by jehovasfitness
Thu Apr 26, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Another house budget question
Replies: 24
Views: 2188

Re: Another house budget question

I'm going to go out on a whim and say your baby will cost more than 1k a month Definitely doesn't have to, as discussed in many threads on this site. You can get almost everything except diapers, and formula if applicable, for free or very gently used on the cheap. But I agree with the overall poin...
by jehovasfitness
Wed Apr 25, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: New car pickup today.
Replies: 48
Views: 3308

Re: New car pickup today.

I just bought a vehicle a week and a half ago. They are now pushing "nitrogen filled tires".... you should call b.s. the air you breathe is 78% nitrogen. You are paying a couple hundred bucks for some fancy green valve stem cap. They also wanted to sell the VIN etching. If your insurer offers a dis...
by jehovasfitness
Wed Apr 25, 2018 11:15 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Do you have a car w/o ABS?
Replies: 53
Views: 2328

Re: Do you have a car w/o ABS?

goblue100 wrote:
Wed Apr 25, 2018 11:11 am
jehovasfitness wrote:
Wed Apr 25, 2018 11:02 am

Maybe I'm being non-PC here, but a lot of that stuff seems to just help out bad drivers lol.. as in people not paying attention
Even the best driver can suffer from a moment of inattention.
fair enough... maybe b/c I drive a death trap on wheels I make sure to be attentive LOL
by jehovasfitness
Wed Apr 25, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Do you have a car w/o ABS?
Replies: 53
Views: 2328

Re: Do you have a car w/o ABS?

ABS isn't the only safety feature an older car doesn't have. Key active safety systems include: Automatic emergency braking (AEB): Brakes are automatically applied to prevent a collision or reduce collision speed. Forward-collision warning (FCW): Visual and/or audible warning intended alert the dri...
by jehovasfitness
Wed Apr 25, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Ever ship/transport a car?
Replies: 14
Views: 1050

Re: Ever ship/transport a car?

I shipped one. Picked the company everyone said was the "go to" choice. The shipper convinced me, last minute, to pay fifty bucks extra to guarantee car would be on top row of carrier, because bottom row gets road tar, pebbles/stones. When I received the car, what my fifty bucks had done was guaran...