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by Urvile1
Thu Jun 12, 2014 8:32 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Any [iPhone] "Apps" you like?
Replies: 69
Views: 10886

Here are a few apps

Voice Dream coupled with Instapaper is outstanding. I take 10 minutes browsing all the news outlets I like (e.g., NYTs most emailed), click the Instagram button that imports it into my Instagram cue, open Voice Dream on my iphone, sync, and then go about my day listening to the articles being read b...
by Urvile1
Mon Nov 11, 2013 9:55 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Identity Protection
Replies: 7
Views: 962

Re: Identity Protection

This is a good step-by-step guide on how to perform a credit freeze http://www.clarkhoward.com/news/clark-h ... uide/nFbL/
by Urvile1
Wed Jan 16, 2013 10:14 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Your most intense movie scene
Replies: 155
Views: 17576

Re: Your most intense movie scene

First 45 or so minutes of Full Metal Jacket.
by Urvile1
Sun Jun 17, 2012 10:16 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Employment woes and midlife crisis
Replies: 39
Views: 5399

Re: Employment woes and midlife crisis

Take a look at elance.com, Angie's List and Craig's List. People are making their own full and part time jobs with various degrees of success. Give it some thought. Best wishes to you. It takes courage even to acknowledge the issue.
by Urvile1
Sat Mar 26, 2011 10:49 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: S corp benefits, bookkeeping, one employee
Replies: 1
Views: 609

There is a lot in your post. You might want to start by Googling Notice 2008-1.
by Urvile1
Thu Jan 06, 2011 12:00 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Hotel in/near Union Square in SF
Replies: 22
Views: 3495

At the risk of letting one of my best secrets out: http://www.goldengatehotel.com/
by Urvile1
Thu Oct 28, 2010 8:48 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Insider selling
Replies: 8
Views: 1615

Re: Insider selling

Heard on the radio that theirs a lot of insider selling going on in many companies.When a company has buybacks I heard its good,its bad,its something in between.Can someone explain if insider selling is bad for a stock or is it a grey area based on individual circumstances of a given company? Can n...
by Urvile1
Thu Aug 19, 2010 8:16 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: The Best Man Speech
Replies: 31
Views: 5219

I suggest including a thank you to the bride's parents for throwing such a great wedding for their beautiful daughter (assuming they paid for it). A quick acknowledgment goes a long way to help show the groom's in-laws their new son-in-law has decent friends.
by Urvile1
Wed Aug 18, 2010 11:04 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: EasyAllocator.org is back up (.org, not .com)
Replies: 17
Views: 3274

Bravo!
by Urvile1
Wed Aug 18, 2010 11:03 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: EasyAllocator.org is back up (.org, not .com)
Replies: 17
Views: 3274

Bravo!
by Urvile1
Sat Feb 20, 2010 10:34 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Webcast discussing details of Roth Conversion
Replies: 0
Views: 465

Webcast discussing details of Roth Conversion

Thought this might be of interest:

http://www.grantthornton.com/portal/sit ... 8314acRCRD

95 minutes
Free, but registration required.
by Urvile1
Mon Dec 28, 2009 8:45 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: HELP: Identity Theft Issue
Replies: 8
Views: 1265

The point is that email goes to several servers in route to its destination. Here's an illustration:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YBzLPmx3xTU&feature=youtube_gdata I would love to know that I'm wrong about this, but those in route servers may not be secure. In fact, all the servers in this proc...
by Urvile1
Mon Dec 28, 2009 8:38 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: HELP: Identity Theft Issue
Replies: 8
Views: 1265

Thank you for your advice. I can't believe some is in the financial business would be this, well, dumb. (I just read the prior sentence and got a subprime irony inspired chuckle.) I've been so good about this info for *decades.* Example, going out of my way to find a fax, rather email. Giving out my...
by Urvile1
Mon Dec 28, 2009 8:03 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: HELP: Identity Theft Issue
Replies: 8
Views: 1265

HELP: Identity Theft Issue

I'm buying a house and the title company emailed, unencrypted, all of my personal and financial information to several people. This would be a boon to any hacker. It appears the title company doesn't understand unencrypted email is not private. I'm meeting with the title company, and the person who ...
by Urvile1
Thu Dec 24, 2009 2:35 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: My Christmas present to YOU
Replies: 74
Views: 11355

Nothing amazes me more than to know my living heroes are the same people who have seen humanity at its worst, yet are the nicest and most decent people I know. A holocaust survivor, a Vietnam vet, and a WW II vet. It is a tribute to humanity, and one of the reasons I carry on and try to do the right...
by Urvile1
Wed Sep 16, 2009 6:51 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Anyone living or working in Washington, D.C.?
Replies: 124
Views: 22659

http://crimereports.com/

Union Station is in Washington, DC 20002
by Urvile1
Sun Sep 13, 2009 7:21 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: How much tax do you pay on on your cellphone?
Replies: 23
Views: 4721

State by state chart
Disclaimer: Might need updated.

http://www.forbes.com/static_html/misc/ ... axes.shtml
by Urvile1
Sat Aug 08, 2009 2:30 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Ben Stein let go by the NYTs
Replies: 31
Views: 5412

Ben Stein let go by the NYTs

It seems several sources are reporting Ben Stein was fired from the NYTs. http://rawstory.com/blog/2009/08/ben-stein-fired-by-new-york-times/ http://gawker.com/5331835/pitchman-ben-stein-gets-economist-ben-stein-fired-at-the-new-york-times http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/07/16/ben-stein-p...
by Urvile1
Fri Jul 31, 2009 2:48 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Sonicare toothbrush
Replies: 38
Views: 7948

Highly recommended

Really like my Sonicare. Well worth the money in my book. As for the money there are a lot of good deals on it, check out this one for $35: http://dealsea.com/exec/search/?q=sonicare&x=0&y=0

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by Urvile1
Sat Jul 11, 2009 5:57 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Local car dealers now advertising Clunker Bill
Replies: 21
Views: 3803

Looking into this

I'm thinking about negotiating the price for the car as if it were a straight sale with no trade-in. Then after settling on a price, bring my clunker into the picture. Alternatively, I am thinking about just playing the fax game and disclosing the clunker then (as outlined in the Millionaire Next Do...
by Urvile1
Wed Jun 10, 2009 11:07 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: WSJ Subscription
Replies: 20
Views: 4328

Airline miles or iphone

Use airline miles. I think one of the airlines will give you a year of the wsj for 2,000 to 3,000 miles. Look on fatwallet.com for more info.

Alternative, you can get the full wsj on the iPhone via an iPhone app.
by Urvile1
Wed May 20, 2009 8:29 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Anyone living or working in Washington, D.C.?
Replies: 124
Views: 22659

retiredjg wrote:
gkaplan wrote:They are not paying for the move. Another thing to consider seriously.
Well, if you can put your stuff in a trailer, no real problem. If you need a moving van, it ain't gonna be cheap.

Good luck!
Check out Amtrak. A great way to move lots of stuff.
by Urvile1
Mon May 18, 2009 12:14 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Anyone living or working in Washington, D.C.?
Replies: 124
Views: 22659

If you are single, DC is a great place to date. The people you'll meet have diverse backgrounds from all over the world. Well educated and just plain interesting. You'll be a better person for it. Also, my two cents is to live in VA. Lower taxes & better public services. Again, just my opinion b...
by Urvile1
Sat May 02, 2009 12:20 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Using dealer for oil change or not?
Replies: 81
Views: 14192

Here is a little something about JiffyLube. I'm not saying this couldn't happen at any place, I am saying finding a quality person to work on your car can be difficult.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LTJjqr0QbIk
by Urvile1
Sat May 02, 2009 12:10 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Thinkers who early on predicted the financial crisis
Replies: 21
Views: 3395

From Oct. 2006

This is video amazes me, as it is from Oct. 2006 & details so much:

http://cbs5.com/video/?id=16607@kpix.dayport.com
by Urvile1
Sat May 02, 2009 11:32 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: IIHS report: mini cars unsafe
Replies: 55
Views: 9062

I wonder if their are more car on car head on collisions than car on stationary object collisions. I'd really like to see the outcome of micro cars, midsize, and suv's hit a tree at 40mph. My bet is that the effects are not as differentiable, ie. all 3 types of drivers would be dead. This might ans...
by Urvile1
Sat Apr 04, 2009 9:19 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: David Brooks on our current difficulties
Replies: 10
Views: 3033

Insightful. Thank you for the post.
by Urvile1
Thu Apr 02, 2009 10:30 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Blackstone CEO - Video - 15% virtually no risk?
Replies: 0
Views: 659

Blackstone CEO - Video - 15% virtually no risk?

Blackstone CEO Stephen A. Schwarzman talks to the Japan Society recently about the financial crisis. I'd like to know how to get the almost guaranteed 15-20% he mentions about the 45 minute mark. Specifically, he says, "In terms of buying debt products ... there is a whole category of investmen...
by Urvile1
Sun Mar 22, 2009 10:10 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Best credit cards that offer rewards/incentives
Replies: 24
Views: 4171

Starwoods Amex

If you like to travel and nice hotels, there is no better card than Starwoods Amex. The cash and points option has allowed me to stay in some of the nicest places in the world for a fraction of their normal costs. Couple that with a 5% gas and super market card, & you got the best deal in my book.
by Urvile1
Sun Mar 08, 2009 12:20 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: From Exec To $12/Hour
Replies: 12
Views: 3102

From Exec To $12/Hour

Although there may be more to this story (it is CNBC after all), I really admire this person's spirit:

http://www.cnbc.com/id/15840232?video=1053311799&play=1
by Urvile1
Sun Mar 08, 2009 10:50 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Satellite Tv or Cable
Replies: 17
Views: 3649

Pull the plug on both cable & satellite, use the Interne

Cancelled cable & went 100% internet. I HIGHLY recommend it. I used an old laptop, hooked it up to my VGA port on TV, and used Firefox to bookmark all the networks. Add to it a wireless mouse, and you feel like you've got a much more expensive system than you do. Many shows are in digital HD. If...
by Urvile1
Thu Dec 25, 2008 11:34 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Eric Tyson on Jim Cramer
Replies: 2
Views: 1283

Eric Tyson on Jim Cramer

Jim Cramer's Advice Slightly Worse Than A Coin Toss? Answer, yes. http://consumerist.com/5116676/jim-cramers-advice-slightly-worse-than-a-coin-toss?skyline=true&s=x It seems when one talks loudly investment credibility goes up. I got to try this at tonight's Christmas dinner table about buy and ...
by Urvile1
Sat Nov 15, 2008 8:52 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: A Visual Guide to the Financial Crisis
Replies: 1
Views: 1052

A Visual Guide to the Financial Crisis

Two things: First, the visual guide: http://blog.mint.com/blog/finance-core/a-visual-guide-to-the-financial-crisis/ Second, a Business Week article of possible interest about some real world aspects of how this happened: Subprime: Borne of Sleaze, Bribery, and Lies http://biz.yahoo.com/bizwk/081114/...
by Urvile1
Mon Oct 20, 2008 11:19 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Review - The Little Book of Bull Moves in a Bear Market
Replies: 6
Views: 2275

Review - The Little Book of Bull Moves in a Bear Market

Curiosity got the best of me. I bought The Little Book of Bull Moves in a Bear Market by Peter Schiff. I enjoyed the Generational Storm by Laurence J. Kotlikoff & Scott Burns, and I thought this would provide additional perspective. As a review, I will let the book speak for itself with a few qu...
by Urvile1
Fri Oct 10, 2008 10:01 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: First Deflation, then Inflation?
Replies: 20
Views: 4213

Re: A few thoughts ...

As part of the DC Diehard chapter, I got to hear Laurence J. Kotlikoff speak on Sunday night. I've read both of his books and asked him about inflation. Here is what I took away. Unless the government is buying at inflated price, which may be true ... stay tuned, the government is buying assets wit...
by Urvile1
Tue Oct 07, 2008 9:02 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: First Deflation, then Inflation?
Replies: 20
Views: 4213

A few thoughts ...

As part of the DC Diehard chapter, I got to hear Laurence J. Kotlikoff speak on Sunday night. I've read both of his books and asked him about inflation. Here is what I took away. Unless the government is buying at inflated price, which may be true ... stay tuned, the government is buying assets with...
by Urvile1
Thu Sep 25, 2008 11:25 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Any Posts about Bogleheads VII in San Diego?
Replies: 2
Views: 1360

Ditto

I'd really like to know too. My guess, "Wowza!"
by Urvile1
Thu Sep 25, 2008 10:53 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: iPhone vs. Blackberry?
Replies: 22
Views: 7603

eee PC + Skype

legio XX, If your figures can fit handle it, check out the eee PC. You can pick one up on eBay for about $200. Everything you want: (1) light, (2) portable, (3) 3 hour battery, (4) great word processing, (5) wi-fi, (6) skype, and (7) a multi-media player. Yes, you can do email on it too. As for Skyp...
by Urvile1
Wed Sep 24, 2008 8:44 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: LLC vs. Corporation
Replies: 18
Views: 4445

A few suggestions ...

I really like the fact that you want to educate yourself before meeting with a lawyer and/or accountant. This is a great sign. You might also want to bring up with your tax professional the idea of using an S corporation. Just another option to explore to find out what is right for you. Remember, it...
by Urvile1
Mon Sep 22, 2008 9:23 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Why should taxpayers be on the hook at all?
Replies: 50
Views: 9441

Finally, who pays the most taxes? the 40% of the country that pays 0%? Or the 1-2% who pay the vast majority? The same 1-2% who run these banks and other companies. You might want to read David Cay Johnson's book Perfectly Legal: The Covert Campaign to Rig Our Tax System to Benefit the Super Rich--...
by Urvile1
Sun Sep 21, 2008 8:39 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: iPhone vs. Blackberry?
Replies: 22
Views: 7603

Depends

IPhone - Negatives (typing & dropped calls) If you do a lot of typing, get the Blackberry (or the Moto Q9 Global Mel mentioned seems very interesting). I have had the iPhone 3G since it came out and the typing issue still presents me problems. Nevertheless, when I pick up my Blackberry the typin...
by Urvile1
Thu Aug 14, 2008 9:34 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Visual Guide To Trading
Replies: 3
Views: 1418

Visual Guide To Trading

How many times did you do this before becoming a Boglehead?

If I stare at this enough, I feel that I'm right back in the late 90's!

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by Urvile1
Thu Jul 31, 2008 10:31 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: From Good to Great … to Below Average
Replies: 5
Views: 1941

From Good to Great … to Below Average

Full credit for the subject line goes to Steve Levitt of Freakonomics who recently posted on his blog a comparison of all the "Good to Great" companies Jim Collins wrote about in his famous book to the S&P 500. Levitt's conclusion, "Nine of the eleven companies remain more or less...
by Urvile1
Thu May 29, 2008 11:13 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: How do you keep up with the ever-changing tax laws?
Replies: 12
Views: 3267

E&Y & tax software

The accounting firm Ernst & Young puts out a great book every year about how to do individual taxes. It costs about $15. Another solid yearly tax book is called the Master Tax Guide. I think many people rely on software to keep them up to date. Be it TaxCut or Turbo Tax. If you want to keep up t...
by Urvile1
Sat Apr 19, 2008 12:11 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: What is employment with "Big Law" really like?
Replies: 37
Views: 12630

Read this before you do ...

http://seoulover.blogs.com/westlaw/files/being_a_happy_lawyer.pdf Please take the time to read this article. It changed my perspective. Here's the opening line: "I have good news and bad news. The bad news is that the profession that you are about to enter is one of the most unhappy and unheal...
by Urvile1
Mon Mar 17, 2008 8:51 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: The danger of holding company stock
Replies: 21
Views: 6504

Adding to Taylor's point

If you only listen to the professionals, they know what's really going on. For example, last week ...

Jim Cramer 3/11/08: Don't Sell Bear Stearns!

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=2b7_1205751955

What seasoning goes best for one's foot when it is one's mouth?
by Urvile1
Mon Mar 17, 2008 8:39 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: The benefits of a bear market
Replies: 72
Views: 24489

Jim Cramer Last Week: Don't Sell Bear Stearns!

It gives me the opportunity to get a good laugh:

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=2b7_1205751955
by Urvile1
Sat Mar 15, 2008 6:47 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Fuel efficient cars
Replies: 45
Views: 10666

Waiting for the Honda Civic 2.2 i-CTDi

I agree with with the person noting MPG over the years. I know we have heavier and faster cars, but so much technology has happened in the last 25 years, it is hard to believe this is all we have. I'm also a little jealous of Europe. Check out the Honda Civic 2.2 i-CTDi on YouTube. I sure do wish we...
by Urvile1
Wed Nov 21, 2007 2:21 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: OT: 2 Months b/t jobs - Where to go & what to do?
Replies: 22
Views: 4620

Re: another suggestion

You all are FANTASTIC! Thank you SO much! I'm waiting to come to an agreement with my boss on my last day of work. As soon as I do, I'll let you all know where we are off to and I'll post a link to a travel blog. Valuethinker, thank you for all your thoughtful suggestion. Yes, I will be careful. I e...