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by kathyet
Mon Oct 18, 2010 8:36 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Is Medigap Insurance Necessary?
Replies: 25
Views: 12429

Re: Medicare + Medigap With Part D Is Considered...

Original Medicare (Parts A and B) with Medigap and Part D is considered gold standard. If your health is good with good family health history, you may go the route of Medicare Advantage if and only if you are comfortable with HMO (or other) managed plan. Medicare Advantage plans are expected to go ...
by kathyet
Thu Jul 15, 2010 1:12 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Cutting Hair Myself To Save $$ and Better Results!
Replies: 41
Views: 5966

Our Flowbee is supposed to arrive today via UPS. We'll see if our 2 year old tolerates it :) We did our grandsons first haircut with it..he said it tickled.... Good Luck with it...just be sure you find the right length cutting tool that works for your cut, my husband used one for his whole head...I...
by kathyet
Thu Jul 15, 2010 12:40 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Cutting Hair Myself To Save $$ and Better Results!
Replies: 41
Views: 5966

GammaPoint wrote:My fiancee cuts mine with a Flowbee :)

My husband has been using the Flowbee for 15 years...he loves it...
by kathyet
Tue Oct 21, 2008 12:50 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: TIPS vs. nominal bonds. Scenarios under various inflation
Replies: 28
Views: 4271

Okay now how does this effect things??? Fed adds step in mutual fund help Federal Reserve will tap Depression-era emergency powers, providing up to $540B to back purchases of short-term debt from mutual funds. http://money.cnn.com/2008/10/21/news/Fed_mutualfunds.ap/index.htm?postversion=2008102109 ...
by kathyet
Tue Oct 21, 2008 11:43 am
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: TIPS vs. nominal bonds. Scenarios under various inflation
Replies: 28
Views: 4271

Okay now how does this effect things??? Fed adds step in mutual fund help Federal Reserve will tap Depression-era emergency powers, providing up to $540B to back purchases of short-term debt from mutual funds. http://money.cnn.com/2008/10/21/news/Fed_mutualfunds.ap/index.htm?postversion=2008102109 K...
by kathyet
Tue Oct 07, 2008 11:31 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: cash (this is the worst banking crisis in 80 years...)
Replies: 155
Views: 30314

Re: cash (this is the worst banking crisis in 80 years...)

[edited header in response to nisiprius comment] No question: this is the worst banking crisis in 80 years. This will remain the case whatever the US Congress does or does not do. The implication for your personal finances is this. For your personal liquidity (cash and short term funds) you have to...
by kathyet
Wed Jul 23, 2008 10:22 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Foreign bank accounts
Replies: 5
Views: 1873

CyberBob wrote:
asset_chaos wrote:...but wouldn't it be easier to invest in currency ETFs?
Or along the same line of thinking, Everbank has for quite a while offered foreign currency accounts and CD's.

Bob
I think Rydex does too!!!
by kathyet
Tue Jun 03, 2008 8:32 am
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: Wide-screen version of homepage
Replies: 63
Views: 16409

Re: Mel:

Barry Barnitz wrote:I also prefer this iteration, and have bookmarked it.

regards,
Ditto
Kathyet
by kathyet
Tue Jun 03, 2008 8:27 am
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: Morningstar Gone?
Replies: 98
Views: 36116

I find the built-in capabilities of this forum invaluable. For example the icon indicating something you haven't read http://www.bogleheads.org/forum/templates/subSilver/images/folder_new_big.gif and the icon indicating that you have read it http://www.bogleheads.org/forum/templates/subSilver/image...
by kathyet
Tue Jun 03, 2008 8:03 am
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: M Portfolio
Replies: 1
Views: 676

M Portfolio

How does that Morningstar Portfolio Manager on the new main page work is there a fee and is it safe to use??? I never noticed it before..it looks interesting for keeping track of your funds does any one use it ???

Kathyet
by kathyet
Sun Jun 01, 2008 7:17 am
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: Morningstar Gone?
Replies: 98
Views: 36116

Re: New Bogleheads webpage

Taylor, Why did you agree to stop the link. [/i] The link is not stopped. You will find a direct link to the Diehards Forum in the left margin. Alex gave the reasons for the change in his reply, above. Best wishes. Taylor I can't find a link to the Diehard. org on the left what is it under? Kathyet...
by kathyet
Wed May 21, 2008 12:51 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Completely OT:: Who has any pets?
Replies: 67
Views: 17795

Re: Expense ratio

Cubsfan wrote:
Gekko wrote:pets are not diehard. the expense ratio is too high!

Perhaps your wife is better at retrieving than mine is.
LOL Also how about the Unconditional Love Part...and the sit and stay part...

Personally it costs me less to feed ours dogs than for me to feed my DH.....talk about diehard....
by kathyet
Tue May 20, 2008 7:28 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Completely OT:: Who has any pets?
Replies: 67
Views: 17795

Jim, G12, Nora and ilovedogs thank you so very much for both your sympathy and empathy. A friend sent me the piece below . . . I suspect it will resonate with all of you. ~~~ If you bury him in this spot, he will come to you when you call - come to you over the grim, dim frontiers of death, and dow...
by kathyet
Fri May 16, 2008 8:01 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Solar Attic Fans
Replies: 5
Views: 2193

We have two big wind turbines we call them whirly birds that move with the wind it only needs a slight breeze to move them. The hot air excapes no electricity to operate them...we also have vents all along our over hang for the hot airto escape ...we live in Las vegas..
by kathyet
Wed May 14, 2008 10:18 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Hybrid vs non-Hybrid Toyota Highlander
Replies: 11
Views: 4272

You are not missing anything. I have a colleague who owns a hybrid highlander. He is making a statement and it isn't about saving money. I have heard from a Prius owner who drives very little that he uses gas almost all the time and not the battery because his trips are very short. I don't know if ...
by kathyet
Sat Mar 29, 2008 7:58 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Toyota Prius
Replies: 8
Views: 2975

We have a prius, we have the one just below the touring one I think it is a package 4 ...we already had a gps and we prefer to move it to each car we also didn't care to get the leather pack...we really like it a lot it handels well it is quiet and we are getting 48 miles to the gallon some times mo...
by kathyet
Fri Mar 28, 2008 12:19 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: AT&T CEO says hard to find skilled U.S. workers
Replies: 79
Views: 15412

Americans just need to stop expecting a six-figure salary for answering a phone, bolting a door to a car, or shuffling some papers behind a desk. They need to seriously access the risk of being overpaid and expendable. You mean the executive's and corporate elite's needs to stop expecting a 6 figur...
by kathyet
Fri Mar 28, 2008 10:57 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: AT&T CEO says hard to find skilled U.S. workers
Replies: 79
Views: 15412

Maybe AT&T could re-open the call center they closed in SE Massachusetts: ;) Fairhaven AT&T plant wins temporary reprieve There are plenty of skilled US workers that would take those jobs, just not at the rates that AT&T can outsource them for overseas. Giving Fairview a slight reprive I see.. So n...
by kathyet
Wed Mar 05, 2008 1:10 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Vehicle for newly licensed daughter
Replies: 25
Views: 6038

Re: car

ol_pops wrote:How about a 1979 Buick Road Master? As close to a full metal shell as you can get..
Or a Mack Truck...
by kathyet
Fri Dec 21, 2007 9:48 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Advice on cell phone carriers Who's good and who to avoid?
Replies: 17
Views: 4286

Have Verizon here in Las Vegas no problem, and it works wherever we travel with no problem either..so I recommend them
by kathyet
Wed Nov 07, 2007 12:06 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Quiz: What American accent do you have?
Replies: 48
Views: 12365

Re: On target!

Boston Accent for me,born and raised there but we have been out of Boston since 1978 and living in Las Vegas since 1982. LoL we also called "soda"..."tonic" in Boston Inland North. I call a soft drink "soda" today (because nobody calls it 'pop' where I live now), but it was 'pop' growing up. Kathyet
by kathyet
Fri Nov 02, 2007 12:03 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: OT: High Definition TV
Replies: 44
Views: 14164

Vizio is made in California!!!! Hi Bolt, I don't think Vizio is an Italian firm. I think I read recently that it is a new U.S. company that makes HDTVs for Costco and Walmart. Other HDTV companies can't lower their prices for Costco and Walmart because that would anger their other retailers like bes...
by kathyet
Sun Oct 14, 2007 5:49 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: GPS for car
Replies: 18
Views: 4675

We have a Garmin Nuvi 660 and it works well, it is a stand alone one. This way we can transfer it to any vehicle we want. The screen is large and easy to see I am not sure it will compute Europe you may have to purchase a package for that. They say every 3 or 4 years you need to purchase a new progr...
by kathyet
Sun Aug 12, 2007 9:07 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: When the Fed cuts rates, will the Prime rate follow suit?
Replies: 18
Views: 5296

Isn't the Prime rate for Mortgages??? If it is then with the housing crunch and lots of people loosing their homes why would the prime rate get cut my thought is they would raise the lending rate to make some of that money back...I may be wrong but that is my thought...

Kathyet
by kathyet
Sun Aug 12, 2007 8:59 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Premature car purchase
Replies: 56
Views: 18347

Re: Premature car purchase

Hi folks, I'm hoping to get some info/advice to help make a decision on whether to get a new Prius. I love my 7 year old Jetta but it's becoming less reliable, and I have primary responsibility for driving two small children. We're normally "drive them into the ground" kind of people and have never...
by kathyet
Thu Jun 07, 2007 10:07 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Visiting Las Vegas
Replies: 16
Views: 5437

Going downtown to Fremont Street is fine to look around, for gambling I recommend the local casinos, Stations, (Red Rock, Boulder, Palace,Green Valley) for Coast, ( Sun Coast, Gold Coast, Orleans) there all over town, as well as the Plams, Rampart, Sams Town to name a few...you will need a car to go...
by kathyet
Mon Apr 16, 2007 6:17 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Opinions on antivirus software?
Replies: 74
Views: 39460

My DH 's Norton Anti Virus is running out on his laptop and after reading here I thought I would download AVG Free Addition..do I download this after the Norton expires ...or before and not set it up until after Norton expires also do I delete Norton off the computer all together.

Kathyet
by kathyet
Tue Mar 20, 2007 8:15 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Experiences with OPTOUTPRESCREEN
Replies: 10
Views: 3994

Are you aware they want your SS number in the form, I think I will opt out of the opt out.

Kathyet
by kathyet
Sun Mar 11, 2007 9:47 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Successful move to diehards.org domain
Replies: 9
Views: 4279

I found no problem I just go to Diehards.org and there is the link to the Bogleheads forum...great work....both boards are together.

Kathyet
by kathyet
Sun Feb 25, 2007 2:14 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Questions about areas to retire to
Replies: 13
Views: 6911

Hi Norm, I wasn't really suggesting Las Vegas only some of the considerations to consider before making a move. We didn't retire here we've been here almost 25 years and our children were raised here. We also are heading to retirement some time in the near future and we have found luckily the things...
by kathyet
Sun Feb 25, 2007 9:58 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Questions about areas to retire to
Replies: 13
Views: 6911

Hi Norm, I can't believe that Las Cruses, NM and Prescott, AZ are the only two areas that fit our criteria. Shouldn't it depend on what it is you like to do, if you like to golf, fish or hike, walk a beach, or what ever. Also the weather you like might make a big difference. I live in Las Vegas and ...
by kathyet
Sun Feb 25, 2007 9:34 am
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: Should the forum name be changed?
Replies: 20
Views: 9451

I also like Vanguardians.

I think is is a catchy name...and seperates itself from "M" board, if my vote counts!

The board has so much great content that I find it takes me a long time to read everything wonderful with my morning coffee...thanks

Kathyet
by kathyet
Thu Feb 22, 2007 1:57 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: What other investment forums do you use?
Replies: 16
Views: 5970

arrete wrote:I must be a board junkie.

I post/read here, Diehards, The Motley Fool, lurk on early-retirement board and raddr's board. And the Retire Early Home Page.

Kathy
Hi arrete,

No Tweety here.....nice to see ya!!!!

Kathyet
board junkie too!!!!
by kathyet
Wed Feb 21, 2007 6:21 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Hello and welcome! I am ...
Replies: 43
Views: 25907

Hi All,

Wish you luck with the new board good to see some old names here. Looking forward to reading and lurking here occasionally...especially since it is a "free zone" 8)

Kathyet
by kathyet
Wed Feb 21, 2007 6:11 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: What other investment forums do you use?
Replies: 16
Views: 5970

Vanguard Diehards,( lurk mostly), Raddr's Pages, and Dory's board
glad to see another Hocus free zone..

Kathyet