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by Bogle7
Mon Jul 15, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Phone options when traveling out of country?
Replies: 11
Views: 670

T-Mobile

T-Mobile service for us.
Works worldwide.
Just step off the plane and you are good to go.
by Bogle7
Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Relocation to Denver
Replies: 9
Views: 1151

Re: Relocation to Denver

The cost of living in Denver is not that “high”—except for housing costs.
Draw a line between your work location and Union Station. Live somewhere along that line.

More help here http://www.city-data.com/forum/denver/
by Bogle7
Sun Jul 14, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: "Objective" Importance of Keeping Your Physicians?
Replies: 53
Views: 3618

"you can keep your doctor"

As a Kaiser Medicare Advantage customer, for me, no importance . 1. Any doc can leave a practice at any time. So, you won't be keeping. 2. Any doc can relocate to an inconvenient location--for you. So, you won't be keeping. 3. Any doc can die at anytime (as my wonderful oncologist, Wilson Charles Bo...
by Bogle7
Sat Jul 13, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Want a 2 in 1 laptop
Replies: 27
Views: 2026

Re: Want a 2 in 1 laptop

iPad Pro.
by Bogle7
Fri Jul 12, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Should I Buy a Motorcycle?
Replies: 59
Views: 2573

Re: Should I Buy a Motorcycle?

Kenny,

What does your mother say?
by Bogle7
Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: WaPo: "Mobile Passport" is the best-kept secret in air travel
Replies: 47
Views: 6413

Re: WaPo: "Mobile Passport" is the best-kept secret in air travel

dbr wrote:
Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:38 pm
Note if you enter the MO app you will not be able to use GE at that entry point that time.
This is really important.
We did not know this. Thankfully, the queue length for manual processing was zero. The agent said: "Many people make this mistake. You should delete the Mobile App."
by Bogle7
Tue Jul 09, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Retirees, did your level of luxury increase faster than you anticipated?
Replies: 47
Views: 4848

Re: Retirees, did your level of luxury increase faster than you anticipated?

The one thing that we have done more of has been initiating home improvements....We spend lots more, which means we will enjoy our freshened casa earlier rather than later. I don't believe in fixing up our home so a subsequent owner can enjoy the improvements. We want to enjoy the home improvements...
by Bogle7
Tue Jul 09, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Sandals with arch support
Replies: 25
Views: 1936

Re: Sandals with arch support

Mephisto.
I love my Sharks. https://www.mephisto.com/us/shark-1372366.html
I have had them since 1994. When they need rebuilding back to "like new", I can have that done for $160 as I had my Dribblers rebuilt.
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by Bogle7
Sun Jul 07, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Buying Electric Range and Microwave
Replies: 14
Views: 802

Re: Buying Electric Range and Microwave

mpnret wrote:
Sun Jul 07, 2019 12:32 pm
If you are talking about microwave/convection, they are barely ok and kind of weak.
So not true.
We have a Miele speed oven https://www.mieleusa.com/domestic/speed ... =H_6600_BM and it is awesome.
by Bogle7
Sun Jul 07, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Buying Electric Range and Microwave
Replies: 14
Views: 802

Re: Buying Electric Range and Microwave

1. Induction? Yes. See http://theinductionsite.com
2. Convection? Yes. See https://www.finecooking.com/article/bet ... convection
3. Over the cooktop microwave? No. Replace it with a vent hood. Get something that sucks and expels the vapors to the outside.
by Bogle7
Fri Jul 05, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: buying a 60 or 65 inch tv this weekend. which one?
Replies: 74
Views: 3348

Re: buying a 60 or 65 inch tv this weekend. which one?

Pale Horse wrote:
Fri Jul 05, 2019 12:43 pm
If only there was a place for consumers to get reports on products.
https://lcdtvbuyingguide.com/60-lcd-tv.html
by Bogle7
Fri Jul 05, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: buying a 60 or 65 inch tv this weekend. which one?
Replies: 74
Views: 3348

Re: buying a 60 or 65 inch tv this weekend. which one?

sil2017 wrote:
Fri Jul 05, 2019 11:31 am
I just want a reliable inexpensive tv that will last for 15 years.
Unreasonable expectation.
A tiny little part will fail (no manufacturer designs for 15-year lifespan) and that will be the end.
by Bogle7
Fri Jul 05, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Why does my credit union inundate me with offers of life insurance?
Replies: 18
Views: 2546

Re: Why does my credit union inundate me with offers of life insurance?

Very simple.
1. Your credit union has a sense of how much money you have.
2. Your credit union knows you are still alive.
by Bogle7
Thu Jul 04, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Replacing broken glass on outdoor light lantern
Replies: 14
Views: 1061

Replacing outdoor light lantern

steadyhand wrote:
Wed Jul 03, 2019 6:16 pm
buying replacement glass from them may be easier.
Easier will buying a new complete light lantern.
by Bogle7
Thu Jul 04, 2019 3:47 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Does this car exist? Sexy convertible with a backseat
Replies: 53
Views: 3258

Sexy convertible with a backseat

Bentley Continental GT Convertible
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by Bogle7
Wed Jul 03, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: inkjet printer recs
Replies: 34
Views: 1468

Laser, fricking lasers

Buy a laser printer.
Specifically - https://www.amazon.com/Brother-HL-L3210 ... B07FMS1DMX
by Bogle7
Sat Jun 29, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Florida Panhandle - temporary rental
Replies: 10
Views: 844

Re: Florida Panhandle - temporary rental

1. Some advice may be found at - http://www.city-data.com/forum/pensacola/
2. Hospitals. If she is planning to live there in her 60s and 70s, then pay attention to the availability of medical care.
by Bogle7
Sat Jun 29, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Hitting Critical Mass and then dealing with those feelings of Surreal
Replies: 51
Views: 6382

Lifestyle creep

We are solving the "problem" with a bit of lifestyle creep. 1. Buy meat from a local butcher who only brings in locally sourced cows, chicken and pigs. The prices are 2x the local supermarket, but the quality is so much higher. This works out to about an extra $15/week. 2. Buy better wine. Used to l...
by Bogle7
Fri Jun 28, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Indoor fly traps - what do Bogleheads recommend?
Replies: 24
Views: 1145

Indoor fly traps - kill the bugs

These work well and are recommended by Good Housekeeping.
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Made in greater Denver, Colorado at the https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rocky_Mountain_Arsenal
by Bogle7
Thu Jun 27, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Website design help
Replies: 22
Views: 1165

Domains

How does one show ownership of a website (a website name)? I have a website domain name that I pay yahoo annually for. Do owners get a domain name certificate or something? 1. website name - domain or domain name. For example: ibm.com 2. No certificate. 3. Go to https://whois.icann.org/en and enter...
by Bogle7
Thu Jun 27, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Website design help
Replies: 22
Views: 1165

Re: Website design help

I have been building websites since 1995. At $90/hour I am out of your price range, but I do have some advice. 1. Separate design from hosting. You need to arrange for the hosting and domain registration so you control it. I use GoDaddy for registration and a small local ISP for hosting. GoDaddy pro...
by Bogle7
Tue Jun 25, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Schwab retirement calculator
Replies: 5
Views: 1421

retirement calculator list

FBN2014 wrote:
Tue Jun 25, 2019 8:15 am
Here's a list and review of retirement calculators. https://www.thebalance.com/retirement-c ... ws-4061796
I would not trust this article.
I know the review for Fidelity is full of incorrect facts.
by Bogle7
Mon Jun 24, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: LG Washer - Try to Fix or Buy New?
Replies: 10
Views: 506

LG Washer: replace

Consumer Reports would say: replace. It is likely that the minimum cost to fix would be $400. Labor and parts. LG is notorious for not stocking parts in the USA. So, you might be without a washer for months. They are also well known for not making repair parts. I can assure you that the "L" in LG d...
by Bogle7
Sun Jun 23, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Premium vs Big Box outdoor furniture
Replies: 8
Views: 844

Re: Premium vs Big Box outdoor furniture

How long do you plan to own this patio furniture?
Do you appreciate quality or are you indifferent?
Consider stainless steel and ípe from Room & Board.
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by Bogle7
Sat Jun 22, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Paris hotel recommendations for young family
Replies: 13
Views: 981

Re: Paris hotel recommendations for young family

We love this hotel -- https://www.delambre-paris-hotel.com/en/ -- in the northwest corner of the 14th.
Have stayed there multiple times.
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by Bogle7
Sat Jun 22, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Recommend toaster
Replies: 27
Views: 1769

Re: Recommend toaster

Sandi_k wrote:
Sat Jun 22, 2019 12:02 pm
That's a 220V toaster. UK, not US.
Plug it into your dryer outlet.
by Bogle7
Fri Jun 21, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Recommend toaster
Replies: 27
Views: 1769

Re: Recommend toaster

You are a Boglehead. You can afford this.
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https://www.nisbets.co.uk/dualit-combi- ... shed/cd342
£132
by Bogle7
Wed Jun 19, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Any free iOS apps to track time?
Replies: 7
Views: 587

iOS app to track time

Spend $8
http://www.officetime.net/ios/

I have been using the Mac version for 14 years. I think I have have spent $150 for the software during those years.
Works great.
by Bogle7
Mon Jun 17, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: My Cost of Progressive Lenses/glasses - did I pay too much?
Replies: 69
Views: 3892

Re: My Cost of Progressive Lenses/glasses - did I pay too much?

Yes, you did.
For me (9.75, astigmatism), Costco was $200.
Zenni was $80.
by Bogle7
Mon Jun 17, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: User reviews - How do you use them?
Replies: 33
Views: 1312

Re: User reviews - How do you use them?

1. Standing in front of a restaurant in a strange city. Look up TripAdvisor and Yelp reviews. Read/skim reviews. If many negative, move on the next restaurant. I have just avoided a lousy experience. Not seeking the 5-star experience. Seeking to avoid the 1-star experience. 2. Thinking about buying ...
by Bogle7
Mon Jun 17, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Should wife take SS at age 62?
Replies: 6
Views: 754

Re: Should wife take SS at age 62?

My answer is: spend $40 at MaximizeMySocialSecurity.com
This is what I did a few years ago after learning about it here on this forum.
by Bogle7
Sat Jun 15, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best way to teach my 4 year old to be fluent in Spanish?
Replies: 53
Views: 3442

Re: Best way to teach my 4 year old to be fluent in Spanish?

Move to España.
Solved that for you.
by Bogle7
Sat Jun 15, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: My Bad Experience With Angie's List
Replies: 36
Views: 4194

Why expect different?

I am shocked that companies that pay HomeAdvisor (who owns Angie's List) have almost uniformly good reviews. I cannot imagine that HomeAdvisor would toss negative reviews into the rubbish bin. Yelp and NextDoor are better sources, in my opinion. It is why I review everything I can. Almost 1200 revie...
by Bogle7
Sat Jun 15, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: IPhone 6 - showing some age
Replies: 67
Views: 4546

Re: IPhone 6 - showing some age

Dottie57 wrote:
Sat Jun 15, 2019 8:27 am
Also fo into Settings app, find Battery , and see which apps are using up cpu. See if there is something unusual going on.
This was my problem with my iPhone SE battery draining.
Damn calendar. Synching all the time. Don't need it on my phone. All is well now.
by Bogle7
Fri Jun 14, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Walking Cities, potential for retirees
Replies: 102
Views: 10010

Walkable neighborhods, potential for retirees

Don't think walkable cities , think walkable neighborhoods . Our western city was designed around the car, for the most part. But, we live in a [former] street car neighborhood with all of these within 6 blocks of our house: * 45+ restaurants * 5 breweries * 9 bars * 2 dry cleaners * 6 clothing stor...
by Bogle7
Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: The impact of Baby Boomers on the Future of U.S. Stocks
Replies: 41
Views: 5386

The day to sell your house

nisiprius wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:39 am
We're all going to try to sell our houses at the same time, too.
Yes. The official date is Tuesday, June 12, 2029.
Look it up.
by Bogle7
Sat Jun 08, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Bathroom/Kitchen Tiles Online ?
Replies: 11
Views: 688

Yes, online

We bought our kitchen tile online.
https://www.heathceramics.com/pages/heath-tile
Excellent experience. Very happy with the results.
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Bargain priced at $60/sqft (tile, shipping, installation).
by Bogle7
Sat Jun 08, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Refrigerator Advice
Replies: 46
Views: 3182

Re: Refrigerator Advice

IMO wrote:
Fri Jun 07, 2019 11:08 pm
Absolutely. It's all really a crap shoot.
Don't overspend because it's all really a crap shoot.
My anecdotal 26 years of experience with Sub-Zero refrigerators says "not true".
by Bogle7
Fri Jun 07, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Are we downsizing too much?
Replies: 63
Views: 4786

Think small

https://www.curbed.com/2019/6/7/18655838/tiny-house-japan-modern-architecture Tiny home in Japan shows how little space we really need "When architect Takeshi Hosaka and his wife left their home in Yokohama, Japan, for Tokyo, they traded one tiny home for an even tinier home. Their new abode, a comp...
by Bogle7
Wed Jun 05, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Gillette Fusion razors
Replies: 57
Views: 4999

Schick Extreme 3

I buy "Schick Xtreme3 Disposables Razors Sensitive Vitamin E & Aloe, Green - Lot of 30 - Bulk Packaging - $23.95". That is 80¢ each. I shave in the shower. I rinse the razor thoroughly and hang it up. One razor = one month. https://www.cvs.com/bizcontent/merchandising/productimages/large/1254700120_...
by Bogle7
Mon Jun 03, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: New refrigerator noise is driving us nuts
Replies: 32
Views: 2558

Re: Whirlpool refrigerator noise is driving us nuts

Our counter-depth Whirlpool frigo made “too much noise”.
We replaced with it with an almost silent Sub-Zero.
Of course it meant remodeling 1/2 the kitchen for $51K. But, hey, LBYM (Live Beyond Your Means).
We do have a modern, open concept house and love it.
by Bogle7
Mon Jun 03, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What do business pros wear on redeye Business Class flights
Replies: 50
Views: 6602

Re: What do business pros wear on redeye Business Class flights

Well, I, the tourist, who paid full price for his business-class seat wore long pants. Trust me. Not wearing cargo shorts is dressing up. The middle-aged male across the aisle from me got on and immediately stripped to gym shorts. Nothing else. Pulled a blanket over his head and went to sleep. About...
by Bogle7
Sat Jun 01, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Double ovens, please advise on these options, have gone through 2 ovens in under 10 years.!
Replies: 49
Views: 3149

Re: frigo

mortfree wrote:
Sat Jun 01, 2019 6:21 pm
Fridge part is around 6’2” tall. Then the compressor is on top For a total 6’11”.
AKA 84 inches.
Replacement cost will be $9200 USD.
by Bogle7
Fri May 31, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Double ovens, please advise on these options, have gone through 2 ovens in under 10 years.!
Replies: 49
Views: 3149

Re: frigo

mortfree wrote:
Fri May 31, 2019 8:45 pm
Kitchen-aid fridge with cabinet panels
How tall is your fridge?
by Bogle7
Thu May 30, 2019 8:04 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Recommend under-cabinet range hood?
Replies: 20
Views: 780

montanagirl wrote:
Thu May 30, 2019 7:37 am
Our duct is 6" ...But does that mean that high cfm would be wasted? What would be the max useable cfm?
We have 600 cfm with 6-inch duct (length of 8 feet with 1 elbow).
Works very well. Even when I wok.
Personally, I consider 450 cfm to be the minimum for a small cooktop.
by Bogle7
Wed May 29, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Recommend under-cabinet range hood?
Replies: 20
Views: 780

zephyr

Zephyr.
Huge fan. Pun intended.
Myriad styles.
Get at least 600 cfm.
We have https://zephyronline.com/product/layers ... ange-hood/
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by Bogle7
Wed May 29, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What’s the best material for paving driveway?
Replies: 33
Views: 2378

Prep and prep again

Rus In Urbe wrote:
Wed May 29, 2019 6:56 am
This is because to do it right there is deep excavation required (a couple of feet down), as well as a lot of prep work
This (2+ feet) is THE secret to success.
by Bogle7
Wed May 29, 2019 3:20 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Double ovens, please advise on these options, have gone through 2 ovens in under 10 years.!
Replies: 49
Views: 3149

Miele

Miele. Made in Deutschland. 24-inch. Is large enough (Take your oven cookware to the store and check it out.). They also make a 30-inch. Speed oven. And, convection oven. $6000-$7000. Worth it. Amazing ovens. This https://blog.yaleappliance.com/most-reliable-wall-ovens is worth reading. P.S. Many ki...