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by weltschmerz
Fri Jun 19, 2020 6:55 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Have muni bonds become too dangerous?
Replies: 85
Views: 7339

Re: Have muni bonds become too dangerous?

If you are worried about the risks in muni bonds, you could consider using a top-quality fund such as BMBIX, where more of the holdings are rated AAA: BMBIX (Baird Quality Intermediate Municipal Bond Fund) AAA 70.7% AA 26.8% A 2.5% Duration 4.2 years Expense Ratio: 0.30% Yield 1.10% For comparison, ...
by weltschmerz
Thu May 28, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: If Jeep has such poor reliability, how come they are everywhere?
Replies: 174
Views: 13768

Re: If Jeep has such poor reliability, how come they are everywhere?

I have owned 2 Jeeps, so I can add my anecdotal data points: 1) 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee, V8 engine, 4x2 drivetrain. Purchased new, right after the Great Recession when Chrysler had emerged from bankruptcy. The Grand Cherokee had been re-designed by DaimlerChrysler and shared a lot of parts with the...
by weltschmerz
Thu May 28, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How to grow food indoors
Replies: 7
Views: 706

Re: How to grow food indoors

If you want to grow plants using an extremely simple hydroponics method, check out Bucket Hydroponics, a.k.a. Kratky Hydroponics. This method involves setting your plants atop a bucket of liquid fertilizers. No pumps or fluid changes are required, so it is very easy and low maintenance. The plants s...
by weltschmerz
Sat Apr 04, 2020 7:15 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Anyone used ultrasound whistle to mitigate dog barking?
Replies: 34
Views: 2959

Re: Anyone used ultrasound whistle to mitigate dog barking?

Sorry to hear about your situation, I have been there, and it is miserable. Here are some suggestions: 1) Check out the Dazer: "Dog Dazer II Ultrasonic Dog Deterrent" from Amazon. This is a handheld device, and when pointed right at some dogs, it seems to bother them and stop the barking. In my expe...
by weltschmerz
Tue Jan 01, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Dry January 2019
Replies: 8
Views: 1428

Re: Dry January 2019

I'm not sure I could successfully cut back to just 1 drink a day. After 1 drink, I'm just starting to "feel good", my inhibitions are becoming lowered, and that's when I go for drink # 2, 3, 4... A few years back, I went almost year without drinking booze, and I remember that I instead was drinking ...
by weltschmerz
Tue Jan 01, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Dry January 2019
Replies: 8
Views: 1428

Dry January 2019

After a long year of enjoying alcohol, I’m going Dry for January 2019. Who’s with me? I am not a super heavy drinker, but I do enjoy 2-4 beers or glasses of wine each evening, usually consumed at home at an average cost of $2.50 per drink. Averaging 3 drinks per day at a cost of $7.50 per day, I wil...
by weltschmerz
Tue Dec 18, 2018 10:45 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Omega watch expenses
Replies: 38
Views: 3241

Re: Omega watch expenses

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by weltschmerz
Tue Dec 18, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Can I buy a Tesla?
Replies: 140
Views: 12277

Re: Can I buy a Tesla?

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by weltschmerz
Fri Dec 14, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Volkswagen Reliability
Replies: 102
Views: 6524

Re: Volkswagen Reliability

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by weltschmerz
Wed Dec 12, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Volkswagen Reliability
Replies: 102
Views: 6524

Re: Volkswagen Reliability

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by weltschmerz
Sat Dec 01, 2018 11:26 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Why is Costco gas so much cheaper
Replies: 119
Views: 11928

Re: Why is Costco gas so much cheaper

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by weltschmerz
Tue Nov 20, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: LastPass vs BitWarden
Replies: 45
Views: 8884

Re: LastPass vs BitWarden

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by weltschmerz
Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: PenFed new savings rates
Replies: 20
Views: 2951

Re: PenFed new savings rates

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by weltschmerz
Sun Oct 28, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: The Case for Renting
Replies: 31
Views: 3968

Re: The Case for Renting

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by weltschmerz
Sun Oct 28, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: When to get a new toilet?
Replies: 52
Views: 4295

Re: When to get a new toilet?

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by weltschmerz
Sun Oct 21, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Do I need to buy laptop software?
Replies: 32
Views: 3017

Re: Do I need laptop software?

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by weltschmerz
Sun Oct 21, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Car servicing
Replies: 48
Views: 3772

Re: Car servicing

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by weltschmerz
Sun Oct 21, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Car servicing
Replies: 48
Views: 3772

Re: Car servicing

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by weltschmerz
Thu Oct 18, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: High End Wrist Watches (Gone Crazy)
Replies: 254
Views: 35609

Re: IWC Watch, any thoughts?

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by weltschmerz
Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Which one: Lyft or Uber?
Replies: 57
Views: 4901

Re: Which one: Lyft or Uber?

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by weltschmerz
Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: What did you buy today
Replies: 119
Views: 10123

Re: What did you buy today

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by weltschmerz
Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Anyone done a Hair Transplant?
Replies: 79
Views: 7486

Re: Anyone done a Hair Transplant?

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