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by 23mako
Thu Feb 25, 2021 11:33 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: A boat for old knees
Replies: 46
Views: 3499

Re: A boat for old knees

I like the looks of the flycraft boats: https://www.flycraftusa.com/

Obviously it is not going to row like a kayak or canoe on flatwater. But they can be rowed, stowed easily, and give you the option of mounting a small motor on them.

Just a thought. Good luck with your search.
by 23mako
Tue Feb 16, 2021 9:00 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Southwest Rapid Rewards
Replies: 10
Views: 1291

Southwest Rapid Rewards

I've recently moved to a place that is a good sized Southwest hub with convenient flights back to where I am originally from. Looking at potentially getting one of the Southwest Rapid Rewards cards. I would likely fly back round trip at least four times a year, maybe more. Trying to decide between t...
by 23mako
Mon Nov 02, 2020 7:11 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Credit Card for Mid 600s Credit Score
Replies: 3
Views: 328

Credit Card for Mid 600s Credit Score

bogleheads, I have a friend whose credit score is in the mid 600s. What would be a good credit card for him to start looking at to bulk up his score? The last thing I want is for them to apply to a card and get rejected. Any experience with the secured cards? His credit history has no negative marks...
by 23mako
Mon Jan 27, 2020 9:17 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: BlackTux - buy your rental?!
Replies: 8
Views: 864

Re: BlackTux - buy your rental?!

I can go to the local large department store and get a timeless looking tuxedo for around $175. The black tux is definitely not a money saver.
by 23mako
Fri Jan 03, 2020 7:03 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Recommended physical fitness websites/books/apps?
Replies: 83
Views: 7198

Re: Recommended physical fitness websites/books/apps?

[/quote] You're going to plateau pretty fast unless you increase the load/intensity somehow. I'd recommend doing the MWF routine maybe once a week and trying to progressively improve your time. Maybe alternate pull/push Monday and Friday. There are a million ways to make progress, but you have to gi...
by 23mako
Wed Jan 01, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Recommended physical fitness websites/books/apps?
Replies: 83
Views: 7198

Re: Recommended physical fitness websites/books/apps?

In the interest of not getting hurt with barbell exercises (depending on your strength/experience level) I would recommend the following routine. If you can do these bodyweight exercises in high volume and good form you will have some strength. There are ways to do pullups assisted if you cannot do ...
by 23mako
Fri Dec 13, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Where to tell a young person to park $20K
Replies: 9
Views: 903

Re: Where to tell a young person to park $20K

Total stock market and let it ride. If any of them has earned income can't go wrong with a roth either.
by 23mako
Mon Nov 25, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Flaunt Your High-Mileage Car
Replies: 661
Views: 94315

Re: Flaunt Your High-Mileage Car

I don't own these cars but they are in my family. Numbers are approximate.

2003 Toyota Highlander - 370,000 miles

2007 Honda Accord - Just passed 300,000 miles last week

2005 Honda Accord - 315,000 miles
by 23mako
Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Yellowstone guidance
Replies: 12
Views: 1636

Re: Yellowstone guidance

As others have said you really need to get up early to see the good wildlife and not be bogged down in crowds. If you are coming from the east coast it shouldn't be an issue (at least it isn't for me because my body stays stuck on east coast time!) I would take your days in Yellowstone and wake up e...
by 23mako
Wed May 29, 2019 7:13 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Fun paid jobs after FIRE
Replies: 180
Views: 19208

Re: Fun paid jobs after FIRE

I have always wanted to teach personal finance to people when I take that step. And also work at the local fishing tackle store! :D
by 23mako
Fri Apr 26, 2019 7:03 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Are Your Simple Pleasures?
Replies: 145
Views: 13810

Re: What Are Your Simple Pleasures?

Fishing, early mornings, coffee, playing with my dog, martinis (please no one ask gin or vodka...there is only one way to make a martini!) :sharebeer
by 23mako
Thu Mar 28, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Decent hiking/trekking clothing?
Replies: 50
Views: 2743

Re: Decent hiking/trekking clothing?

Merino wool socks. Depending on your age etc, I would wear low top trail running shoes. Take your time hiking. Much easier to hike in these than Vasque high tops but it depends on personal preference. For pants I usually hike in zip off columbia pants. Something like the columbia silver ridge. Make ...
by 23mako
Thu Mar 28, 2019 6:51 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Best Financial Advice to Give - Thoughts?
Replies: 7
Views: 808

Re: Best Financial Advice to Give - Thoughts?

I would suggest choosing a Roth 401k if the company allows it. Switch to a traditional later in life when income will likely be higher. My goal is to put as much money in possible in Roth accounts while I am young. Automate everything possible. Setup a savings account not linked to a checking accoun...