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by Reubin
Sat May 05, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Have you quit eating sugar? Tell me how!
Replies: 129
Views: 10067

Re: Have you quit eating sugar? Tell me how!

Sugar is the new bogeyman. I noticed it when all my obese friends and relatives started telling me about it because of Katie Couric. Yet they refuse to follow simple, time tested advice like eat more fruit and veggies. Also, when people say stuff like “studies are beginning to suggest,” it’s like s...
by Reubin
Wed May 02, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Have you quit eating sugar? Tell me how!
Replies: 129
Views: 10067

Re: Have you quit eating sugar? Tell me how!

Peanut butter, the natural kind like Smuckers, is about the only thing that stops my sugar cravings. It has plenty of protein in it too.
by Reubin
Sun Apr 29, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Lake Tahoe
Replies: 28
Views: 2340

Re: Lake Tahoe

With boys that age, they may be interested in some of the amazing mountain biking. We took a shuttle from the lake up to Spooner Pass, then rode the Tahoe Rim trail south a few miles, then eventually descended back to the mountain bike shop's parking lot via the Flume trail. I think my wife and I c...
by Reubin
Sat Apr 28, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Lake Tahoe
Replies: 28
Views: 2340

Re: Lake Tahoe

Stay in Tahoe. There's so much to do there. Visit Incline Village. It's a beautiful town. Consider some whitewater rafting on the Truckee River too. Enjoy! https://whitewatertours.com/lake-tahoe- ... r-rafting/
by Reubin
Sun Apr 22, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Traveling to italy.........
Replies: 19
Views: 1975

Re: Traveling to italy.........

You can use Trenatalia or Italo. Trenatalia is state run and offers more options. Italo has all high speed trains, more classy ambience and less choices on schedules. If you are traveling long distances look for the high speed trains (on either line) to save yourself a lot of time. Be alert to the r...
by Reubin
Wed Apr 04, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Need Options - Honda Accord Incredibly Uncomfortable Seats
Replies: 101
Views: 13192

Re: Need Options - Honda Accord Incredibly Uncomfortable Seats

Hello! Oh my gosh. I have having the EXACT same problem. I bought a brand new, Honda HRV one week ago and from the moment I drove it I am having excruciating lower back and leg pain. I KNOW it's the car, I've never had such a thing! I am wondering if you have found a fix? I ordered some support pro...
by Reubin
Mon Apr 02, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Need Options - Honda Accord Incredibly Uncomfortable Seats
Replies: 101
Views: 13192

Re: Need Options - Honda Accord Incredibly Uncomfortable Seats

I agree. I bought a Honda Accord a couple of years ago and I couldn't tolerate the horribly uncomfortable seats either. They dug into my thighs and caused me back pain. I've always liked the comfort of my Toyotas and traded in my Accord for a Camry after just one short year.
by Reubin
Fri Mar 30, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Venice Suggestions
Replies: 14
Views: 975

Re: Venice Suggestions

My wife and I are going to Venice soon. I have been there twice before and am looking for things to see and do beyond the obvious. I have been to St. Marks Cathedral (and will go again), the Doge's Palace (twice), Murano (and will go again), The Scuola of San Rocco (and will go again), the Guggenhe...
by Reubin
Thu Mar 29, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Venice Suggestions
Replies: 14
Views: 975

Re: Venice Suggestions

You can do day trips from the train station in Venice. I would suggest Padua and also Verona, two wonderful cities to visit that are less than an hour from Venice. The train fare to get to either of these cities is under 5 euros per person so very affordable. If you catch an 8 AM train you can be ba...
by Reubin
Fri Mar 23, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: New vs Used Camry vs Accord
Replies: 64
Views: 3920

Re: New vs Used Camry vs Accord

Let me answer the original questions. Simple stuff: 1 - Buy N E W 2 - Buy Honda Accord I have made the decision for you, now you can wash your hands and blame ME if something goes wrong with the vehicle. Good luck y gracias por leer / cfs I had a Honda Accord a few short years ago and found it to b...
by Reubin
Sat Mar 10, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Walking shoes for plantar faciatis?
Replies: 61
Views: 4808

Re: Walking shoes for plantar faciatis?

My suggestion is to be barefoot as much as possible and wear the most minimal shoes you can find. Wide toe box is part of it as well. Feet need to be feet. Wrong, wrong wrong. I've had PF a few times over the years and a firm insert like Superfeet or SofSole Fit (my personal life saver) will do the...
by Reubin
Sat Mar 10, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: H&R Block vs TurboTax (spoiler: HRB is awful)
Replies: 70
Views: 6781

Re: H&R Block vs TurboTax (spoiler: HRB is awful)

I have been a hardcore TurboTax user my entire adult life, but made the switch to H&R Block Premium this year out of frustration with TurboTax's little games which are often discussed here. In my situation, I've found that H&R Block's software is terrible. Never before have I had to delve into so m...
by Reubin
Sun Feb 11, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Should I Do My Own Taxes Or Pay A CPA $500?
Replies: 65
Views: 6179

Re: Should I Do My Own Taxes Or Pay A CPA $500?

I just started my TurboTax Deluxe 2017 taxes however I can't figure out how to import my Vanguard information. What should I do now?

I guess that the tax forms haven't come out as of yet. Can I just put the project on hold until I get them?
by Reubin
Tue Jan 30, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Should I Do My Own Taxes Or Pay A CPA $500?
Replies: 65
Views: 6179

Re: Should I Do My Own Taxes Or Pay A CPA $500?

Thanks for the responses on which Turbotax to get. I'll go for the desktop/download version rather than the online one. Desktop because you can switch to forms back and forth, no hassle. No form mode in Online Version. Desktop because you can pass along the CD to your friends, coworkers, and a lot ...
by Reubin
Mon Jan 29, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Should I Do My Own Taxes Or Pay A CPA $500?
Replies: 65
Views: 6179

Re: Should I Do My Own Taxes Or Pay A CPA $500?

If you don't have multiple rental properties or a business why not just go to HRB for about 100 bucks or do it yourself. Well, my return was complicated by the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy and I used the CPA to help me revise some tax returns from previous years. I definitely needed his help for th...
by Reubin
Sun Jan 28, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Should I Do My Own Taxes Or Pay A CPA $500?
Replies: 65
Views: 6179

Re: Should I Do My Own Taxes Or Pay A CPA $500?

Start Turbotax online and see how it goes. You can complete it, and then pay at the end. 1099s are automatically imported from the major financial institutions like Vanguard; TT asks you about the itemized deductions. Should take about 30 minutes tops to do - and see what you think. Thanks. Aren't ...
by Reubin
Sun Jan 28, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Should I Do My Own Taxes Or Pay A CPA $500?
Replies: 65
Views: 6179

Should I Do My Own Taxes Or Pay A CPA $500?

I've always had my tax returns done by an accountant but that person passed away 2 years ago. I went to a CPA who I know and he did a good job but charged me $500. He charged me the same the following year. I have some Vanguard investments with a few capital gains and the usual deductions. Am I wast...
by Reubin
Wed Jan 17, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Travel to Rome Italy - Recommendations
Replies: 23
Views: 1852

Re: Travel to Rome Italy - Recommendations

Yes, I second the recommendation for the hop on hop off bus. It gives you tremendous freedom and also allows you to relax when you get tired of constant walking.
by Reubin
Mon Jan 15, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Advice On A Tour From Port Canaveral To Kennedy Space Center
Replies: 14
Views: 845

Re: Advice On A Tour From Port Canaveral To Kennedy Space Center

I've sailed out of Port Canaveral and used to have an annual pass to KSC. You don't need to go with a tour operator; just take a taxi/Uber/Lyft over there. KSC does offer some special tours that you might be interested in, but the normal pass gets you access to many things: multiple static displays...
by Reubin
Sat Jan 13, 2018 11:48 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Advice On A Tour From Port Canaveral To Kennedy Space Center
Replies: 14
Views: 845

Advice On A Tour From Port Canaveral To Kennedy Space Center

We will be taking a cruise shortly that will be stopping at Port Canaveral and we are trying to figure out the best way to spend the day at the Kennedy Space Center. We have a long day there and the ship's guided tour is already sold out. Would you recommend finding a private tour operator, taking a...
by Reubin
Sun Jan 07, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Effects of extreme cold weather
Replies: 107
Views: 10454

Re: Effects of extreme cold weather

Watch out for freezing pipes in your home which can eventually burst. Keep cold water at least at a trickle at your faucet to help prevent this. Even pipes near exterior walls can freeze quickly in these bitter conditions. A few years ago, while I was vacationing, the water pipes into the house at ...
by Reubin
Thu Jan 04, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Effects of extreme cold weather
Replies: 107
Views: 10454

Re: Effects of extreme cold weather

Watch out for freezing pipes in your home which can eventually burst. Keep cold water at least at a trickle at your faucet to help prevent this. Even pipes near exterior walls can freeze quickly in these bitter conditions. A few years ago, while I was vacationing, the water pipes into the house at t...
by Reubin
Wed Dec 27, 2017 12:54 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Uber vs Ambulance - HUGE cost difference
Replies: 85
Views: 11442

Re: Uber vs Ambulance - HUGE cost difference

I live just outside of Manhattan and would rather use an Uber or a taxi to take me to the excellent hospitals in Manhattan. I've had experiences with ambulances refusing to transport family members to these great facilities and instead insisting on bringing you to the closer hospitals just outside o...
by Reubin
Mon Dec 25, 2017 12:38 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Help Me [Recover] My Bitcoin!
Replies: 93
Views: 12772

Re: Help Me [Recover] My Bitcoin!

bob60014 wrote:
Sun Dec 24, 2017 11:59 am
Now this is a recovery! :)
http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style ... 91371.html
You know, I think that I may still have my old PC where the original blockchain wallet was created. Hmmm.
by Reubin
Fri Dec 22, 2017 11:13 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Help Me [Recover] My Bitcoin!
Replies: 93
Views: 12772

Re: Help Me [Recover] My Bitcoin!

No point recovering it now...it's practically worthless. :happy Spoke too soon...now it's worth something again! :) If anything, my experiment with crypto has underscored the fact that you can't time the market. With crypto you just learn the lesson at internet-speed and with gut wrenching swings. ...
by Reubin
Thu Dec 21, 2017 6:49 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Help Me [Recover] My Bitcoin!
Replies: 93
Views: 12772

Re: Help Me Cash Out My Bitcoin!

I didn't think that I would do this but here is the link to the blockchain page where the original transaction took place 4 years ago. 1ot2durorPj3oGTeYNJ4vWLi9U7dJP48f If anyone goes to blockchain.info and types this into the search engine and presses enter you'll see the original transaction. It ...
by Reubin
Wed Dec 20, 2017 4:08 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Window Selection and Shopping
Replies: 18
Views: 1449

Re: Window Selection and Shopping

We always go to Home Depot because they have deep pockets. When something goes wrong they will fix it. We bought a new back door 4 years ago and the storm door was poor quality as it turned out - we only paid $250. We replaced it with an Andersen storm door, cost us $350 plus tax and installation. ...
by Reubin
Wed Dec 20, 2017 4:05 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Help Me [Recover] My Bitcoin!
Replies: 93
Views: 12772

Re: Help Me Cash Out My Bitcoin!

You have no issue around the private key because you are using hosted wallet. As long as the fee part is taken care of, your transfer will go through. He created a NEW wallet. His OLD hosted wallet had the bitcoin in it. Him mucking around with his NEW wallet over and over and over again is doing n...
by Reubin
Tue Dec 19, 2017 9:52 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Window Selection and Shopping
Replies: 18
Views: 1449

Re: Window Selection and Shopping

I have new Pella windows and they're terrible. On a cold, windy day the cold air comes blowing right in like they're not even there. And they cost a fortune. Did whomever installed them insulate the cracks around the perimeter before trimming them out? I've installed a lot of windows from the cheap...
by Reubin
Tue Dec 19, 2017 9:19 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Help Me [Recover] My Bitcoin!
Replies: 93
Views: 12772

Re: Help Me Cash Out My Bitcoin!

I may delve into litecoin now that I've failed at bitcoin. Smaller sub sandwich?
by Reubin
Tue Dec 19, 2017 8:12 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Help Me [Recover] My Bitcoin!
Replies: 93
Views: 12772

Re: Help Me Cash Out My Bitcoin!

pondering wrote:
Tue Dec 19, 2017 7:52 pm
The state can no longer escheat your funds. Another possible way to get bitcoin regulated.

Oh! You mean steal. Why didn't you say that? :happy
by Reubin
Tue Dec 19, 2017 7:32 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Help Me [Recover] My Bitcoin!
Replies: 93
Views: 12772

Re: Help Me Cash Out My Bitcoin!

Thank you! This was very informative. I'm ready to transfer my BTC into my new coinbase wallet but I still don't have the private key for it. If coinbase accepts the BTC (and charges me) won't the BTC still be in a "watch only" status and unavailable to be spent by me? All exchanges including coinb...
by Reubin
Tue Dec 19, 2017 9:20 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Help Me [Recover] My Bitcoin!
Replies: 93
Views: 12772

Re: Help Me Cash Out My Bitcoin!

Thank you! This was very informative. I'm ready to transfer my BTC into my new coinbase wallet but I still don't have the private key for it. If coinbase accepts the BTC (and charges me) won't the BTC still be in a "watch only" status and unavailable to be spent by me? All exchanges including coinb...
by Reubin
Tue Dec 19, 2017 9:11 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Window Selection and Shopping
Replies: 18
Views: 1449

Re: Window Selection and Shopping

angelescrest wrote:
Tue Dec 19, 2017 8:23 am
Reubin wrote:
Tue Dec 19, 2017 12:10 am
I have new Pella windows and they're terrible. On a cold, windy day the cold air comes blowing right in like they're not even there. And they cost a fortune.
Is it the window itself or a bad install?
Both.
by Reubin
Tue Dec 19, 2017 12:10 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Window Selection and Shopping
Replies: 18
Views: 1449

Re: Window Selection and Shopping

I have new Pella windows and they're terrible. On a cold, windy day the cold air comes blowing right in like they're not even there. And they cost a fortune.
by Reubin
Mon Dec 18, 2017 10:17 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Help Me [Recover] My Bitcoin!
Replies: 93
Views: 12772

Re: Help Me Cash Out My Bitcoin!

4. In your case, since you used a wallet provider, you may be in luck. Try to login to the online wallet - reset password etc. as long as you have the email used and the wallet provider is around, you should be able to get to wallet. Once there, you can transfer the money out to another wallet you ...
by Reubin
Mon Dec 18, 2017 10:00 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Help Me [Recover] My Bitcoin!
Replies: 93
Views: 12772

Re: Help Me Cash Out My Bitcoin!

I can’t wait for this BS to crash so I can stop reading about it everywhere Amen to that brother (or sister). I feel the same way. Never before have I ever wanted something to fail in such an epic way. by Reubin » Mon Dec 18, 2017 10:28 pm If you were in my position you might care a little more abo...
by Reubin
Mon Dec 18, 2017 9:52 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Help Me [Recover] My Bitcoin!
Replies: 93
Views: 12772

Re: Help Me Cash Out My Bitcoin!

Okay. I logged into my blockchain.info wallet and I see the .05 BTC there. Its now worth $946. The wallet says that I received the BTC on Nov. 9th, 2013, which is correct. When I click on Settings and then Addresses it shows the BTC and the public key but says Watch Only. Now how do I export it? Ca...
by Reubin
Mon Dec 18, 2017 9:28 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Help Me [Recover] My Bitcoin!
Replies: 93
Views: 12772

Re: Help Me Cash Out My Bitcoin!

RRAAYY3 wrote:
Mon Dec 18, 2017 9:09 pm
I can’t wait for this BS to crash so I can stop reading about it everywhere
If you were in my position you might care a little more about it.
by Reubin
Mon Dec 18, 2017 9:27 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Help Me [Recover] My Bitcoin!
Replies: 93
Views: 12772

Re: Help Me Cash Out My Bitcoin!

Okay. I logged into my blockchain.info wallet and I see the .05 BTC there. Its now worth $946. The wallet says that I received the BTC on Nov. 9th, 2013, which is correct. When I click on Settings and then Addresses it shows the BTC and the public key but says Watch Only. Now how do I export it? Ca...
by Reubin
Mon Dec 18, 2017 7:09 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Help Me [Recover] My Bitcoin!
Replies: 93
Views: 12772

Re: Help Me Cash Out My Bitcoin!

I have opened up a coinbase wallet and I could transfer the BTC from my blockchain wallet to the coinbase wallet for a fee of $9, it says. I think that I might be able to accomplish this. But I fear it'll still be a Watch only account because of not having the private key. Is it worth a try?
by Reubin
Mon Dec 18, 2017 7:04 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Help Me [Recover] My Bitcoin!
Replies: 93
Views: 12772

Re: Help Me Cash Out My Bitcoin!

Hoping this helps others: 1. When you download a wallet app or have an online wallet, here is what happens: a. The wallet will have a id/password for you to login to wallet. This is wallet specific and will only work for that wallet provider. b. The wallet will generate a pair of keys(random alpha-...
by Reubin
Mon Dec 18, 2017 4:02 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Help Me [Recover] My Bitcoin!
Replies: 93
Views: 12772

Re: Help Me Cash Out My Bitcoin!

If you don't have your private key, you don't own it anymore. Nobody owns it anymore. I've never known Bogleheads to quit this easily. Do you remember when Elaine on Seinfeld went through holy hell to get her free sub sandwich? Well that''s how I feel about this. At least you're being a good sport ...
by Reubin
Mon Dec 18, 2017 12:59 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Help Me [Recover] My Bitcoin!
Replies: 93
Views: 12772

Re: Help Me Cash Out My Bitcoin!

I have my wallet ID and password for my blockchain wallet. I also have a 12 word recovery phrase that was provided which I have no idea how to use. Do you have it for you new wallet or for your old wallet? (or both) I have it for the new wallet. However, as I previously stated, when I paste the ori...
by Reubin
Mon Dec 18, 2017 9:46 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Help Me [Recover] My Bitcoin!
Replies: 93
Views: 12772

Re: Help Me Cash Out My Bitcoin!

I have my wallet ID and password for my blockchain wallet. I also have a 12 word recovery phrase that was provided which I have no idea how to use.
by Reubin
Mon Dec 18, 2017 9:28 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Help Me [Recover] My Bitcoin!
Replies: 93
Views: 12772

Re: Help Me Cash Out My Bitcoin!

Do you have the wallet ID number? Search through the email of which you signed up on the account with. If you still have that email, it will have your wallet ID. You then can try to guess your password. If that doesn't work, you might be able to email them and get some help. Also, you can have them...
by Reubin
Mon Dec 18, 2017 12:51 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Help Me [Recover] My Bitcoin!
Replies: 93
Views: 12772

Re: Help Me Cash Out My Bitcoin!

Why don’t you have the private key? Did you lose it? You know I'm really not certain. When the person was offering the free BTC I must have gone to blockchain.info and generated a wallet address because I posted this address beginning with the number 1 on the forum. Then the donator deposited the ....
by Reubin
Mon Dec 18, 2017 12:13 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Help Me [Recover] My Bitcoin!
Replies: 93
Views: 12772

Re: Help Me Cash Out My Bitcoin!

alwayshedge wrote:
Mon Dec 18, 2017 12:11 am
If you don't have your private key, you don't own it anymore. Nobody owns it anymore.
I've never known Bogleheads to quit this easily.
Do you remember when Elaine on Seinfeld went through holy hell to get her free sub sandwich? Well that''s how I feel about this.
by Reubin
Mon Dec 18, 2017 12:10 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Help Me [Recover] My Bitcoin!
Replies: 93
Views: 12772

Re: Help Me Cash Out My Bitcoin!

HomerJ wrote:
Sun Dec 17, 2017 11:56 pm
Reubin wrote:
Sun Dec 17, 2017 11:34 pm
The only problem is that I do not have the private key
Then you don't own it. Be happy it's only $930 you're never going to get.

There are people who lost their private key and have millions of dollars they cannot access.
Well that makes me feel much better :)
by Reubin
Mon Dec 18, 2017 12:08 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Help Me [Recover] My Bitcoin!
Replies: 93
Views: 12772

Re: Help Me Cash Out My Bitcoin!

The only problem is that I do not have the private key Then you don't own it. Be happy it's only $930 you're never going to get. There are people who lost their private key and have millions of dollars they cannot access. When I recently created my blockchain.info wallet they provided me with a 12 ...