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by Igglesman
Tue Jun 27, 2017 3:12 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: MESH (Whole Home Wi-Fi Systems)
Replies: 2
Views: 378

Re: MESH (Whole Home Wi-Fi Systems)

Read the reviews on Amazon on Google WiFi. Covers my house (3 floors) - +2500 sq. ft. at over 80mbps everywhere.
Really took just minutes to install.

It is expensive for 3 units, but solves the problem.
by Igglesman
Sat Feb 11, 2017 8:20 am
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Your USER NAME...what does it mean?
Replies: 369
Views: 33157

Re: Your USER NAME...what does it mean?

When the Superbowl trophy moves to the City of Brotherly love, I will be ready....
by Igglesman
Sun Sep 25, 2016 10:15 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Protein Powders
Replies: 45
Views: 4189

Re: Protein Powders

Orgain is a good choice. Comes in a couple flavors, taste good, not a lot of "junk" in this one. You can buy from web site or Amazon. Orgain protein..one of the best. Organic brown rice protein, organic chia seed, organic hemp protein, organic pea protein. I prefer the creamy chocolate fu...
by Igglesman
Tue Jun 07, 2016 7:12 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: leadership buzzwords
Replies: 14
Views: 1594

Re: leadership buzzwords

Google the term "executive bingo" or "executive buzzword bingo".
by Igglesman
Mon Apr 18, 2016 12:56 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Help on job opportunity in northern Delaware
Replies: 12
Views: 1599

Re: Help on job opportunity in northern Delaware

Try West Chester and Kennett Square. Also Newark...lots of small startups in Newark with the University..check UD job listings. Also try the Banks in Wilmington...lots of IT opportunities. DuPont and AstraZeneca mostly outsource their IT...may want to look if Cognizant or Accenture have local opport...
by Igglesman
Sat Mar 05, 2016 9:18 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Sump Pump replacement
Replies: 21
Views: 2076

Re: Sump Pump replacement

I have a regular sump pump as my primary and my backup works off the water pressure...no backup battery to ever worry about.
I do check the floats, etc. at least once per year.

Only once needed to rely on backup and worked like a charm. It is a little more expensive.
by Igglesman
Mon Feb 22, 2016 6:31 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: My friend "proves" active management works
Replies: 51
Views: 6139

Re: My friend "proves" active management works

"If you don't think this is a fair test, figure out a fair test and try it yourself. However, pointing to some particular fund that we know in hindsight outperformed its benchmark is not a fair test." In response to Nisi's "experiment", not sure how to come up with a better rando...
by Igglesman
Mon Nov 30, 2015 5:49 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Is it ever a good idea to make retirement date known?
Replies: 43
Views: 5162

Re: Is it ever a good idea to make retirement date known?

I told my bosses 3 years before I retired. Reasons: 1. For each year's raise, management had the option to either give a raise or just cash. The cash was always larger than what one or two years raise would be. And staying only 3 years, who needs the annuity effect. 2. In an environment with layoffs...
by Igglesman
Wed Nov 25, 2015 10:31 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Friend of the family having difficult time
Replies: 21
Views: 5304

Re: Friend of the family having difficult time

Not an expert on Term Life Insurance, but $6000 per year for a $1,000,000 seems high by ten-fold. Since it only has 5 years left...policy may have been taken out 15-20 years ago. I would find out more about the policy. Paying $6000 a year on the bet that her ex dies within 5 years does not seem like...
by Igglesman
Wed Nov 25, 2015 10:07 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Soundbar
Replies: 19
Views: 2512

Re: Soundbar

ZVOX 350 -- approx. $220 on Amazon.

Best that I could find a year ago. Read the reviews.
by Igglesman
Mon Oct 05, 2015 10:50 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: ALLY Bank and the new tier announcement
Replies: 128
Views: 29698

Re: ALLY Bank and the new tier announcement

One thing I cannot determine is if the balances might be an aggregate of all accounts we hold with them, or if the tiers apply to each account individually. What f we have a 5 year CD ladder and it totals $25,000, will that put everything we have with Ally in the top tier? Each CD is a separate acc...
by Igglesman
Fri Aug 21, 2015 6:45 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Orange is the New Black
Replies: 17
Views: 3101

Re: Orange is the New Black

First season follows the book. Second and third season go to new territory. Third season was the best yet. A five-star series. The finales of seasons two and three pay for your Netflix subscription.
Enjoy.
by Igglesman
Thu Jul 30, 2015 5:16 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Gmail: Forwarding Messages Issue
Replies: 5
Views: 859

Re: Gmail: Forwarding Messages Issue

Was it on an Android smartphone? Had similar experience on Nexus 5 last week... my guess, as message was being sent, I lost my internet connection. Have not been able to repeat the problem.
by Igglesman
Tue Jun 30, 2015 7:33 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Unknown phone calls
Replies: 67
Views: 8755

Re: Unknown phone calls

NOMOROBO type nomorobo into your web browser and sign up for the best way I have found to stop robo-calls. Note this does not work for all customers, so read the notes.
by Igglesman
Tue May 05, 2015 3:10 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How are packages delivered to curbside mailboxes?
Replies: 31
Views: 12287

Re: How are packages delivered to curbside mailboxes?

We have curbside mail delivery.

All packages from USPS, UPS and Fed Ex are delivered to our covered porch.

We have signatures on file with Fed Ex and UPS.
by Igglesman
Sat Apr 25, 2015 5:13 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: What is a Boglehead?
Replies: 55
Views: 5090

Re: What is a Boglehead?

simple investment principles
by Igglesman
Sat Apr 18, 2015 3:31 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI
Replies: 2648
Views: 849497

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI

Comments on recent posts: Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace. A very depressing read. Well researched and written. This is the problem with non-fiction, sometimes the story does not go the way you want it to. All The Light We Cannot See - Well written. Liked it tons more than the Book Thief. May ...
by Igglesman
Sat Apr 18, 2015 3:23 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Netflix DVD delivery slowdown?
Replies: 141
Views: 36534

Re: Netflix DVD delivery slowdown?

My Netflix for the past 4 weeks has definitely speeded up... when I send a DVD back, it gets scanned at my local Postal Outlet ....before shipped....and they immediately send my next DVD. I even get 2-3 emails that the Post Office Received it and next queued item is being sent, that they received it...
by Igglesman
Tue Apr 07, 2015 7:20 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI
Replies: 2648
Views: 849497

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI

Recent books: All The Light We Cannot See -- really liked this book. Even better than the Book Thief. Station Eleven -- not a big sci fi fan, but not a bad read....but it clued me into my next read... The Martian -- Liked first 50% of the book. Actually all of it...no spoilers, but the plot.... 1. h...
by Igglesman
Sun Mar 15, 2015 4:47 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Sell gas station for one dollar
Replies: 48
Views: 6802

Re: Sell gas station for one dollar

Check with a lawyer. Not sure the $1 dollar sales gets the current owner out of future liability. Back in the 80's the oil companies were unloading stations to their owners for a buck...thinking they were escaping future liability. Not true. I used to work on LUST... this was joint oil company task ...
by Igglesman
Fri Mar 13, 2015 8:16 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Is PA a good state for retirees?
Replies: 23
Views: 3061

Re: Is PA a good state for retirees?

My property taxes in Northern Delaware are $3000. The same house 3 miles away in PA will be $8000-$10,000.
No sales tax in DE.

Best thing about PA... The EAGLES :beer
by Igglesman
Fri Feb 27, 2015 10:56 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: YMCA 403b
Replies: 8
Views: 1137

Re: YMCA 403b

My wife was in the plan for over 10+years. If memory serves me right, we contributed over 50% of her pay. I don't think you pick any investments...you get what the plan does...which for us over the 10 years was always good...I think it was quite conservative.

The money was tax deferred.
by Igglesman
Sat Feb 21, 2015 6:01 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: This Morning's Dilbert - Investment Help
Replies: 24
Views: 6109

Diversification

This is from Scott Adams....in 2/21 Dilbert... http://dilbert.com/

That's about right.
by Igglesman
Mon Feb 09, 2015 5:12 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Google two step verification & overseas travel
Replies: 10
Views: 1380

Re: Google two step verification & overseas travel

Print out the paper codes and lock them in a safe ..... I've folded them up and keep them in a corner of my wallet. Even if the codes are lost or stolen, they are nearly useless. The person stealing them would have to know they are Google two step verification codes, know what Google account they a...
by Igglesman
Wed Dec 31, 2014 5:42 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best albums from 2014?
Replies: 63
Views: 7673

Re: Best albums from 2014?

Dottie's Charms --- Jill Sobule
by Igglesman
Sat Nov 29, 2014 10:13 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Get up to $30 back per Amex card (Small Business Sat, 11/29)
Replies: 82
Views: 11782

Re: Get up to $30 back per Amex card (Small Business Sat, 11

Made 6 transactions this morning totalling $93.... will get $60 credit on the two AMEX cards. All items were needed...so nice. Within 20 seconds of each of the six transactions, I received confirmation emails from AMEX confirming that the transaction was good and the card used. (only can use a card ...
by Igglesman
Wed Nov 26, 2014 6:48 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Favorite nonfiction books
Replies: 117
Views: 14649

Re: Favorite nonfiction books

David Halberstam --- anything. Particularly: The Best and the Brightest The Fifties The Coldest War Joh Krakauer --- anything. Particularly: Into Thin Air Under the Banner of Heaven Into the Wild Mary Roach ---- all her stuff, Particulary: Stiff, Bonk, Spook and Packing for Mars And my most recent ...
by Igglesman
Thu Nov 20, 2014 4:33 pm
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Maryland Delaware
Replies: 1
Views: 748

Re: Maryland Delaware

There is a Philadelphia Bogleheads local group.... meets every so often, usually up in King of Prussia. Should not be too bad of a ride from Elkton area.

Here is the thread for the local group:
viewtopic.php?f=9&t=138286&p=2250070
by Igglesman
Tue Nov 11, 2014 7:04 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What movie is that?
Replies: 5
Views: 837

Re: What movie is that?

siamond wrote:
nisiprius wrote:tineye.com found it for me. [/url]

Aaaahhh... Didn't know this Web resource... Reverse Image Search... Very cool.


Google Image Search also finds the movie. Nice resource.
by Igglesman
Wed Oct 15, 2014 7:57 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Samsung or LG Washer and Dryers (reliability and repairs)
Replies: 23
Views: 29478

Re: Samsung or LG Washer and Dryers (reliability and repairs

Own both Samsung washer and dryer. Both about 3 years old. No opinion on service or parts, since both machines have worked flawlessly. The dryer is front-loading and the washer is High Efficiency.

I would purchase Samsung again.
by Igglesman
Sun Aug 31, 2014 2:55 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: NYC [Visit to New York City]
Replies: 45
Views: 3583

Re: NYC [Visit to New York City]

Chelsea Market food tour. http://www.foodsofny.com/
by Igglesman
Tue Aug 26, 2014 5:11 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Moving to Eastern PA - need advice
Replies: 29
Views: 2971

Re: Moving to Eastern PA - need advice

You might want to take a look at Northern Wilmington. I can be at the airport in 25 minutes...and only 2-3 lights.
Many Over 55+ in this part of Delaware and in Pennsylvania. Difference... the PA homes may have $9,000 in property tax versus $3,000 in Delaware. (on a 350K unit in an Over 55).
by Igglesman
Thu Aug 21, 2014 8:17 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Favorite guitarist...
Replies: 207
Views: 25357

Re: Favorite guitarist...

Rodrigo y Gabriela
by Igglesman
Wed Aug 20, 2014 11:53 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Retiree Poll: Do you do any volunteer work?
Replies: 32
Views: 3650

Re: Retiree Poll: Do you do any volunteer work?

Volunteer bartend and usher to shows at our local Opera House. Average over 40 hours per month.
by Igglesman
Mon Aug 11, 2014 5:17 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: "Russan Gang Amasses Over A Billion Stolen Passwords"
Replies: 87
Views: 11656

Re: "Russan Gang Amasses Over A Billion Stolen Passwords"

Saw this posted today... with all the discussion on salting and hashing....

http://www.wimp.com/knowpassword/
by Igglesman
Fri Aug 08, 2014 6:35 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Telephone Calls! Help! [Stopping telemarketing calls]
Replies: 123
Views: 15596

Re: Telephone Calls! Help!

NOMOROBO. It works. You get one ring...if the caller is a robocaller or telemarketer, no more rings...but you can check it on caller ID.
I eliminated at least 5 calls per day.

Oh ---- and it is FREE.
by Igglesman
Mon Jun 23, 2014 5:27 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Help devising winning roulette system
Replies: 72
Views: 6621

Re: Help devising winning roulette system

Actually this system will work.... if for some reason you have discovered that one spin is NOT independent of the next spin. If they are not independent...than you indeed can find a method to beat the house. Unfortunately...the house does not need to rig the wheel, spins are independent...they make ...
by Igglesman
Mon Jun 16, 2014 7:49 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V
Replies: 3372
Views: 1469913

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V

One Summer: America, 1927 - Bill Bryson. I liked it. Who would have thought that 1927 had so much going on. The Goldfinch: A Novel - Donna Tartt. Pulitzer Prize. Actually I am only half way through. I do like it.... but just like Stephen King, if you can say something in 10 words or 10,000....Donna ...
by Igglesman
Tue Jun 03, 2014 8:13 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Does anyone here play fantasy football?
Replies: 27
Views: 1704

Re: Does anyone here play fantasy football?

Been playing (on the internet...espn, yahoo, cbs) for 15+ years. For last 10 in a league with 9 others, all from other cities and no one knows anyone else... although several of us are friends now on Facebook. Top tier TE are just as productive as WR. Who is top QB? top RB this year? Eagles offense ...
by Igglesman
Fri May 30, 2014 2:36 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Simple Camera for Travel?
Replies: 40
Views: 3909

Re: Simple Camera for Travel?

If you are doing a lot of hiking (going up)....weight of the camera and lens do matter.
Just got back from Machu Picchu and lugged my lens and camera (probably 3-4 pounds) up to the Sun Gate. Great pictures, but something about that work=force x distance thing.
by Igglesman
Fri May 23, 2014 8:34 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Your advice, ethical dilemma - job interview.
Replies: 30
Views: 3370

Re: Your advice, ethical dilemma - job interview.

What they did not teach you in school.... the final report on the results of the analysis can be written even before the data is collected. They already know what the results are going to be. Of course it is an ethical dilemma... look at their faces in the interview when you try to question their me...
by Igglesman
Wed Apr 30, 2014 11:22 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Purchasing first smartphone, need advice
Replies: 62
Views: 6081

Re: Purchasing first smartphone, need advice

I am northern Delaware (also). I have the $30 T-Mobile plan... unlimited data at 4G-LTE (3G once you use 5 gig...which is a lot) and unlimited text and 100 minute phone...10 cents per minute after 100. I purchased Nexus 5 directly from Google. Very pleased with phone and coverage in north Wilmington...
by Igglesman
Tue Apr 08, 2014 6:47 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Do I take the separation package offer?
Replies: 52
Views: 7355

Re: Do I take the separation package offer?

Take the offer and come back as a highly paid independent consultant 8 weeks later.
by Igglesman
Mon Apr 07, 2014 4:28 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: TMobile $30 plan...
Replies: 52
Views: 14396

Re: TMobile $30 plan...

I happily have the $30 T-Mobile plan. I purchased my Nexus 5 directly from Google. I signed up for the 30 buck plan right on the T-Mobile web site, although it is not easy to find... but it is there. For me, 100 talk minutes is more than enough. One clarification...if you go over the 100 Talk minute...
by Igglesman
Thu Apr 03, 2014 12:37 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Boglehead Cruise Line Preference
Replies: 57
Views: 8870

Re: Boglehead Cruise Line Preference

Been on Royal Carribean, Princess and NCL and Viking(smaller). Only one we go on anymore is NCL for the Cayamo Music Cruise.... 30-40 music groups, over 130 concerts (remember seeing Shawn Colvin at a show which started at 1AM -- at least I did not have to find the car and drive home after the show ...
by Igglesman
Wed Mar 26, 2014 4:59 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Tough college choice
Replies: 72
Views: 18615

Re: Tough college choice

One other advantage possibly for U of D is that Newark is right on the Amtrak east coast corridor...easy commute to NYC or possibly where you live. On Friday's it is very easy to carpool to NYC. U of D also offers the advantage, if your daughter's interests change, the university has plenty of other...
by Igglesman
Wed Mar 19, 2014 5:20 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best smartphone in 2014?
Replies: 38
Views: 4735

Re: Best smartphone in 2014?

Nexus 5. T-Mobile $30 plan with unlimited data and restricted phone time...I think 120 mins.
Extremely fast phone and fast data.