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by blackwhisker
Wed Aug 08, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Cell phone battery pack, cancer warning?
Replies: 15
Views: 875

Re: Cell phone battery pack, cancer warning?

Thanks everyone! Yes I agree it's not easy to live in California :)
by blackwhisker
Wed Aug 08, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Cell phone battery pack, cancer warning?
Replies: 15
Views: 875

Cell phone battery pack, cancer warning?

I bought a five dollar battery pack from target. I just noticed on the back of the package it says "cancer warning". And something about p65. Do most cell phone battery pack have this issue? Or just the cheap ones? A few months ago, I also got a cancer warning on the water tube (for icemaker ) that ...
by blackwhisker
Tue Aug 07, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: are mccormick gourmet spices better
Replies: 68
Views: 5444

Re: are mccormick gourmet spices better

Thank you! I just looked up it turns out korintje cinnamon is also toxic
by blackwhisker
Fri Aug 03, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Fidelity eliminated $50 IRA closeout fee
Replies: 9
Views: 1494

Re: Fidelity eliminated $50 IRA closeout fee

Thank you for sharing tfb!
by blackwhisker
Fri Jul 27, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: soccer practice next to highway during rush hour
Replies: 8
Views: 917

soccer practice next to highway during rush hour

my kid might join a soccer team. one of the teams practices twice a week 5pm-7pm next to a busy highway. the traffic on the highway is heavy around that time. it moves around 30mph. i think it is about 100 yards(or 150 yards) between the highway and the soccer field. we have "spare the air day" here...
by blackwhisker
Fri Jul 20, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: stock trading fee at fidelity and vanguard
Replies: 13
Views: 1424

Re: stock trading fee at fidelity and vanguard

bosocal wrote:
Fri Jul 20, 2018 9:37 am

Yes I have both Fidelity and Vanguard accounts and yes some of Fidelity's managed accounts are higher, for the most part their index funds and Ishare etf(which are traded without a fee), have very low fee structures.
Best of luck!

thank you bosocal
by blackwhisker
Mon Jul 16, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Unclaimed property
Replies: 13
Views: 1017

Re: Unclaimed property

thank you!
by blackwhisker
Sun Jul 15, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: stock trading fee at fidelity and vanguard
Replies: 13
Views: 1424

Re: stock trading fee at fidelity and vanguard

Fidelity also offers many zero fee ETF's if that is something that interests you. thank you. i will take another look. in general, i am not super motivated to research fidelity funds or efts. i always think i am getting a bad deal (expense ratio) at fidelity than vanguard. but it is probably my bia...
by blackwhisker
Sun Jul 15, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: stock trading fee at fidelity and vanguard
Replies: 13
Views: 1424

Re: stock trading fee at fidelity and vanguard

thank you everyone for the info!
by blackwhisker
Sat Jul 14, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: are mccormick gourmet spices better
Replies: 68
Views: 5444

Re: Best spices

Bogle7 wrote:
Sat Jul 14, 2018 12:14 am
Savory Spice Shoppe
https://www.savoryspiceshop.com
I buy and have bought all my spices from store #1 fo 10+ years.
thanks for the recommendation! i just looked at the site. can't believe they ground in weekly batches. wish there was one store in my area. i might have to order online
by blackwhisker
Sat Jul 14, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: are mccormick gourmet spices better
Replies: 68
Views: 5444

Re: are mccormick gourmet spices better

Strummer wrote:
Sat Jul 14, 2018 10:37 am
I can recommend Whole Spice in Napa, Calif. They sell online as well as at a retail store there.
https://wholespice.com/
i just looked at the wholespice.com web site. the best sellers section looks so good! thanks!
by blackwhisker
Sat Jul 14, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: are mccormick gourmet spices better
Replies: 68
Views: 5444

Re: are mccormick gourmet spices better

thank you thank you everyone for all the great suggestions! i can't wait to try them all. and thanks for the explanation about mccormick stock information. rgs92, about paprika, i bought simply organic smoked paprika. it tastes okay to me. but i am not a paprika connoisseur. i only use it in my jamb...
by blackwhisker
Fri Jul 13, 2018 11:39 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: are mccormick gourmet spices better
Replies: 68
Views: 5444

Re: are mccormick gourmet spices better

btw, i bought the giant bottle of california garlic powder from costco. it is good. but my giant bottle of costco black pepper doesn't seem that good. is it because my taste buds are getting too old?
by blackwhisker
Fri Jul 13, 2018 11:35 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: are mccormick gourmet spices better
Replies: 68
Views: 5444

Re: are mccormick gourmet spices better

Dottie57,
i think i mis-understood your message. did you mean the cinnamon from costco is good? if so, i will try it
by blackwhisker
Fri Jul 13, 2018 11:34 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: are mccormick gourmet spices better
Replies: 68
Views: 5444

Re: are mccormick gourmet spices better

thanks for the suggestion Dottie57! i will definitely try it. i just bought 365 organic korintje cinnamon this week. i was not too impressed. i am sure pensey's has better cinnamon.
by blackwhisker
Fri Jul 13, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: are mccormick gourmet spices better
Replies: 68
Views: 5444

Re: are mccormick gourmet spices better

thanks daveydoo. i will try the giant cinnamon from Costco next time.
by blackwhisker
Fri Jul 13, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: are mccormick gourmet spices better
Replies: 68
Views: 5444

Re: are mccormick gourmet spices better

KlangFool,
thanks for the great suggestion! yes i will try! i read some indian people grind their own fresh spices with a coffee bean grinder. that sounds really good.
by blackwhisker
Fri Jul 13, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: are mccormick gourmet spices better
Replies: 68
Views: 5444

Re: are mccormick gourmet spices better

thank you thank you Dottie57! it looks good. there is a store about 15 minutes from me. i will go soon. thanks for the valuable info!
by blackwhisker
Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: are mccormick gourmet spices better
Replies: 68
Views: 5444

are mccormick gourmet spices better

hello,

are mccormick gourmet spices better than the regular mccormick spices? how about compare with simply organic? or 365 brand?

i enjoy finding good spices to cook. but i am also curious why mccormick stock has gone up so much recently.

thanks.
by blackwhisker
Fri Jul 13, 2018 2:40 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: stock trading fee at fidelity and vanguard
Replies: 13
Views: 1424

Re: stock trading fee at fidelity and vanguard

thanks for the info! i am looking forward to seeing what happens in august. it sounds like the $2/trade might only be for people with a lot of money at vanguard. but hopefully they will cut the trading cost for everyone else too.
by blackwhisker
Fri Jul 13, 2018 12:58 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: stock trading fee at fidelity and vanguard
Replies: 13
Views: 1424

Re: stock trading fee at fidelity and vanguard

thank you everyone for taking the time to reply!

Jack FFR1846, it is helpful to know schwab also charges $4.95. thanks

stocknoob4111, robinhood sounds good. thanks. i just went to their web site. i got a "server error" message. not sure why...
by blackwhisker
Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: stock trading fee at fidelity and vanguard
Replies: 13
Views: 1424

stock trading fee at fidelity and vanguard

hello, i was recently surprised to find out stock trading fee is $4.95 at fidelity. i was paying $7 per trade at vanguard. before this discovery, i had planned to transfer my IRA money at fidelity to vanguard. now i am not sure. i don't place that many trades. maybe 2-3 trades/month. but it still ad...
by blackwhisker
Wed Jul 11, 2018 1:47 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: 401k rollover and backdoor roth
Replies: 8
Views: 522

Re: 401k rollover and backdoor roth

thanks everyone! yes it is a 401k from a previous employer.

alwaysWannaLearn,
thanks for asking and explaining. my 401k is pre-tax. this is good to know in case i make any after-tax contribution in the future.
by blackwhisker
Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: 401k rollover and backdoor roth
Replies: 8
Views: 522

Re: 401k rollover and backdoor roth

Thank you for the warm welcome Duckie and ExitStageLeft! thanks for explaining the pro-rata rule. i didn't not know that! i don't think i have contributed any non deductible traditional ira in the past. so for me, it would be simple - all conversion would be taxed at 100% of my normal tax rate. i gu...
by blackwhisker
Tue Jul 10, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: 401k rollover and backdoor roth
Replies: 8
Views: 522

401k rollover and backdoor roth

hello, i am currently considering to rollover a 401k from a previous employer to a regular ira. i am reading about the pros and cons about rollover vs leaving it in the 401k. some posts mentioned one of the disadvantages of rollover 401k to an ira is that it will negatively impact back door roth con...