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by squirm
Sun Sep 08, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Microwave keeps tripping circuit breaker
Replies: 26
Views: 1623

Re: Microwave keeps tripping circuit breaker

did you pay for it with a credit card? maybe the warranty is doubled. frequent resetting a breaker is dangerous. something is wrong.
by squirm
Sat Sep 07, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Mensa membership
Replies: 90
Views: 6776

Re: Mensa membership

i had a roommate who was a Mensa member. She lived with my wife (girlfriend at the time) while we were in college. She was the weirdest person I've ever known. She always told us how she was a mensa member, personally I thought she was dumb as a rock. If she represents Mensa members, I feel sorry fo...
by squirm
Sun Sep 01, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: My new car buying experience.
Replies: 60
Views: 15836

Re: My new car buying experience.

We probably didn't get the absolute lowest price, but from looking around on forums what others got, I did good. There wasn't any funding to set up, just wrote a check. Overall uneventful.
by squirm
Sun Sep 01, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: EVSE recommendation [Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment]
Replies: 3
Views: 226

EVSE recommendation [Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment]

Looking for a recommendation on a EVSE. One that has wifi and turn on/off, etc. 6.6kw. j1772.
by squirm
Thu Aug 29, 2019 8:08 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Maui Honeymoon Daily Spending Budget
Replies: 39
Views: 2541

Re: Maui Honeymoon Daily Spending Budget

We always go there. The beach is free. Enjoy. Good choice for a honeymoon.
by squirm
Wed Aug 28, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: out of network emergency visits. Huge bill!!!
Replies: 156
Views: 13110

Re: out of network emergency visits. Huge bill!!!

I would put them on auto pay for $10 a month. It won't affect your credit. You had no idea what you were going to get charged when you went in. You had no choice, and that is just bad business on their part. I think it could even be called predatory. If they want to treat it like a business, instea...
by squirm
Fri Aug 23, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Splitting fence cost with neighbor
Replies: 41
Views: 3654

Re: Splitting fence cost with neighbor

When we lived in the city I repaired all our fences. Don't expect anything from neighbors. My neighbors didn't pay squat but I wasn't surprised.
by squirm
Tue Aug 20, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Pay for K-12 pre-tax?
Replies: 3
Views: 240

Pay for K-12 pre-tax?

Is it possible to pay for private school k-12 pre-tax? I heard someone say yes but didn't hear any details.
by squirm
Sun Aug 18, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Battery powered lawn mower
Replies: 54
Views: 3194

Re: Battery powered lawn mower

I have a number of Lowe’s 80v Kobalt tools which I really like. My mower is a gas Honda but would not hesitate to get a Kobalt 80v mower. No oil or gas and brushless motors. I would really like to get a Zero turn Ryobi battery mower from HD as the Florida sun and humidity is a bear. Cheers Go for t...
by squirm
Sat Aug 17, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Tracking apps, any good ones?
Replies: 3
Views: 444

Tracking apps, any good ones?

My wife and I use familynet to see where we are, been using it for years. But it often crashes, is there something better? I don't trust play store reviews. We have Android phones.
by squirm
Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:04 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Do burglars steal and use paperwork?
Replies: 39
Views: 4504

Re: Do burglars steal and use paperwork?

Someone broke into my folks home while I was staying there late at night. He entered into the house, I heard him, I grabbed a knife and went after him, he darted out, I ran after him yelling tons of profanity with knife in hand, unfortunately he was faster (I didn't have shoes on). My parents were ...
by squirm
Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:59 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: A time to EVALUATE your jitters
Replies: 335
Views: 298110

Re: A time to EVALUATE your jitters

The market has been churning, the internals stink and it's been like that for the past year and half. For the past year it's just been a bear market rally.
by squirm
Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Do burglars steal and use paperwork?
Replies: 39
Views: 4504

Re: Do burglars steal and use paperwork?

Someone broke into my folks home while I was staying there late at night. He entered into the house, I heard him, I grabbed a knife and went after him, he darted out, I ran after him yelling tons of profanity with knife in hand, unfortunately he was faster (I didn't have shoes on). My parents were ...
by squirm
Wed Aug 14, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks in free fall
Replies: 12034
Views: 2047363

Re: U.S. stocks in free fall

Cisco just confirmed a slow down. Not good.
by squirm
Wed Aug 14, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks in free fall
Replies: 12034
Views: 2047363

Re: U.S. stocks in free fall

Maybe S&P is finally headed to 1550. 50% drop and a test of the previous major resistance seems reasonable. Yep. That's how I see it. I thinking we hit 1850 we see negative rates on the ten. Then we test 1550 and we see negative rates on all maturities except the thirty. Years ago I did think we'd ...
by squirm
Wed Aug 14, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks in free fall
Replies: 12034
Views: 2047363

Re: U.S. stocks in free fall

Maybe S&P is finally headed to 1550. 50% drop and a test of the previous major resistance seems reasonable. Yep. That's how I see it. I thinking we hit 1850 we see negative rates on the ten. Then we test 1550 and we see negative rates on all maturities except the thirty. Years ago I did think we'd ...
by squirm
Wed Aug 14, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks in free fall
Replies: 12034
Views: 2047363

Re: U.S. stocks in free fall

DOW is going for 1,000 points drop. I sure wish the news media would start using percentages. 500 pt drop when the dow is at 25000 is much different from when it was 10k. God bless the fearmongering media! And start talking about the S&P instead of the DJIA. I remember the first time I learned abou...
by squirm
Wed Aug 14, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks in free fall
Replies: 12034
Views: 2047363

Re: U.S. stocks in free fall

Maybe S&P is finally headed to 1550. 50% drop and a test of the previous major resistance seems reasonable.
by squirm
Wed Aug 14, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Negative Interest Rates in U.S.
Replies: 249
Views: 21008

Re: Negative interest rates

abuss368 wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:13 am
Many countries in Europe have had negative rates for years.
And those European banks are just doing great. Wonder when DB folds.
by squirm
Wed Aug 14, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Treasury 2-10 year yield curve has inverted!
Replies: 115
Views: 10314

Re: Treasury 2-10 year yield curve has inverted!

Since the market has only give parabolic since 2010, I would think there's a lot of air underneath, if a recession does unfold. I remember day after day off extreme selling in the 2000 bear and the 2009 bear.
by squirm
Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Negative Interest Rates in U.S.
Replies: 249
Views: 21008

Negative interest rates

[Thread merged into here, see below. --admin LadyGeek] This can't be good when there's over 15 trillion in negative rates already. What does that mean in the longer term? Why aren't the investors just putting the money in money markets? I believe they're trying to get the gains in the net value. Bu...
by squirm
Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Is this 25% savings?
Replies: 67
Views: 4925

Re: Is this 25% savings?

To answer someone's question, we aren't a fortune 500 or publicly traded. We are actually a local trade association/non profit. We don't have an accounting department, although there is an accountant on staff. Unfortunately, he's on vacation this week. I am sure once I point out the hypothetical 10...
by squirm
Tue Aug 13, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Anyone been to a Kevin O'Leary event???
Replies: 22
Views: 3257

Re: Anyone been to a Kevin O'Leary event???

sschullo wrote:
Mon Aug 12, 2019 4:23 pm
Seriously? I would never go to one of his events, nor would I attend J. Cramer, R. Kiyosaki, nor D. Ramsey.
I was wondering if it was a joke sort of question. It's like wanting to go see Cramer.
by squirm
Tue Aug 13, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Do you "lock" computers in your home?
Replies: 77
Views: 5278

Re: Do you "lock" computers in your home?

lazydavid wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 7:19 pm
My computers all lock themselves after 10 minutes, I rarely do it manually. With Windows Hello, unlocking them is pretty frictionless.
Agree, Windows Hello is great. My Surface Book uses an IR camera and I'm logged in, in seconds.
by squirm
Tue Aug 13, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Do burglars steal and use paperwork?
Replies: 39
Views: 4504

Re: Do burglars steal and use paperwork?

Someone broke into my folks home while I was staying there late at night. He entered into the house, I heard him, I grabbed a knife and went after him, he darted out, I ran after him yelling tons of profanity with knife in hand, unfortunately he was faster (I didn't have shoes on). My parents were g...
by squirm
Tue Aug 13, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Apple Card
Replies: 115
Views: 10158

Re: Apple Card

$250 Moto G series phone probably would more than suffice 90% of phone users.
by squirm
Tue Aug 13, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Apple Card
Replies: 115
Views: 10158

Re: Apple Card

So what perks come with the card?
by squirm
Mon Aug 12, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Cashier's check with husband and wife's name
Replies: 12
Views: 1280

Cashier's check with husband and wife's name

Do we have to both sign it to deposit? It's a joint account.
by squirm
Mon Aug 12, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Critique my exercise routine because it's not working for me
Replies: 160
Views: 8842

Re: Critique my exercise routine because it's not working for me

Forgot to say, my wife kept complaining to me that she couldn't loss weight. I told her to write down what you eat. She did that for a couple months and therefore ate less. It worked.
by squirm
Mon Aug 12, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Critique my exercise routine because it's not working for me
Replies: 160
Views: 8842

Re: Critique my exercise routine because it's not working for me

Keep up the gym routine, just eat less, it's that simple.
by squirm
Sun Aug 11, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Vehicle Air horn
Replies: 29
Views: 2368

Re: Vehicle Air horn

Bicycle riding and being a pedestrian has become very dangerous. Pedestrian deaths seam to follow smart phone usage. So it's not a matter of educating bad drivers but survival. That's because they cross traffic without even looking and of course half the drivers are texting at the same time. I poin...
by squirm
Sun Aug 11, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Hearing Aids
Replies: 45
Views: 3248

Re: Hearing Aids

I have moderate hearing loss too. I've been wondering who has trial periods too. I like to try them out and see if it helps or makes my annoying tinnitus worse.
by squirm
Sun Aug 11, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Checking credit card statements
Replies: 52
Views: 2731

Re: Checking credit card statements

I use credit all the time, I just skim the statements to make sure everything looks good. Very rarely do I find anything. Once wife had double charges but cc already knew about that and extra charge was gone within a day.
by squirm
Sat Aug 10, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How do you afford to travel?
Replies: 116
Views: 15724

Re: How do you afford to travel?

So here's the deal, my family travels twice a year, we love it. You live once, then you die. If you enjoy the time with your family while you travel, spend the dang money. Is the Bogle way to live, save everything you can, so you can die with millions in the bank? I doubt it.
by squirm
Sat Aug 10, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Healthy fast food
Replies: 152
Views: 10233

Re: Healthy fast food

We stay at places that have a kitchen if we're on vacation so we can make half our meals or about. Just go to a grocery store and pick up some fruit, bananas, maybe half a sandwich and call it good. If you do stop at fast food, just remember you DON'T HAVE TO EAT THE WHOLE PORTIONS. Generally I eat ...
by squirm
Thu Aug 08, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Securing a smartphone for a child
Replies: 16
Views: 716

Re: Securing a smartphone for a child

We don't allow our kids to have phones. When they do use them, it's because other people hand it to them. I've told them do not do anything stupid on it or they'll have to answer to me. I've also warned them they're addictive and people use them as status symbols and want to show off. When my ten ye...
by squirm
Sat Aug 03, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Qualcomm Quick Charger,
Replies: 4
Views: 207

Re: Qualcomm Quick Charger,

thanks guys!
by squirm
Sat Aug 03, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Qualcomm Quick Charger,
Replies: 4
Views: 207

Qualcomm Quick Charger,

Can someone please provide a link to a good Qualcomm quick charger on Amazon where the connections will last a long time , both a car and wall charger (3 foot cord for wall charger). I don't trust the reviews on Amazon. I have a Moto g5+ and would like to buy a couple of quick chargers to it. I beli...
by squirm
Sat Aug 03, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How can I get a good room when I check into a hotel I booked online?
Replies: 30
Views: 3008

Re: How can I get a good room when I check into a hotel I booked online?

I have heard from people that work at hotels that the chains hate the on-line sites but have to use them so they give out the rooms by the elevator and ice machine to the on-line booking customers. Hard to imagine this scenario being widespread. We're just names on credit cards. Does the front desk...
by squirm
Sat Aug 03, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Talk me out of buying a Tesla Model 3
Replies: 551
Views: 42969

Re: Talk me out of buying a Tesla Model 3

Who are you? And what did you do with matjen??? :-) LOL! :D I always am supportive of forum member's poor decisions. ;-) Speaking of poor decisions, I hear that free unlimited supercharging is back on the menu for Model S and X variants. What a scam this thing is. Imagine dropping 75K-125k on a car...
by squirm
Sat Aug 03, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How can I get a good room when I check into a hotel I booked online?
Replies: 30
Views: 3008

Re: How can I get a good room when I check into a hotel I booked online?

I tell them I'm a light sleeper and give me their most quiet room. Although, I rarely stay in hotels anymore, usually do VRBO. Hotel walls are too thin, wife and I hate hearing people next to us.
by squirm
Sat Aug 03, 2019 12:05 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Extreme Anxiety with Time/Money
Replies: 95
Views: 8154

Re: Extreme Anxiety with Time/Money

I'm surprised this thread stayed.

If it's causing you this much grief, seek a therapist.
by squirm
Fri Aug 02, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Extreme Anxiety with Time/Money
Replies: 95
Views: 8154

Re: Extreme Anxiety with Time/Money

All I can say is, join the club.
by squirm
Thu Aug 01, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Talk me out of buying a Tesla Model 3
Replies: 551
Views: 42969

Re: Talk me out of buying a Tesla Model 3

What about batterygate and the slower super charges that's effected some s and x with the latest software upgrade or downgrade, whichever way you see it.
by squirm
Tue Jul 30, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Capital One data breach
Replies: 56
Views: 5100

Capital One breach

100 million accounts affected. I suppose the best way to play this is to keep your credit report accounts locked.
With the Equifax breach and now this, maybe we should all just put all our financial data out there for the world to see. Security through obscurity.
by squirm
Mon Jul 29, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Requesting real-estate advice--first-time homebuyer in a peculiar quandary thanks, ironically, to father's beneficence
Replies: 37
Views: 2714

Re: Requesting real-estate advice--first-time homebuyer in a peculiar quandary thanks, ironically, to father's beneficen

Put the dad cash in your bank account. Get mortgage for 20% down. When dust settles use dad cash to pay mortgage and recast mortgage if it's warranted.
by squirm
Mon Jul 29, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Long commute: how to manage?
Replies: 110
Views: 6995

Re: Long commute: how to manage?

Not sure what the big deal is. My commute is an hour and half one way... Relative to a 30 min commute, 10 hours a week of free time isn't a big deal to you? Depends. We live in the boonies. We come home to silence and lots of wildlife. Saving ten hours a week but having to live next to people would...
by squirm
Mon Jul 29, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Long commute: how to manage?
Replies: 110
Views: 6995

Re: Long commute: how to manage?

One of my cohorts who used to be stressed out due to long commute, started to be lot more pleasant, in fact turned very happier kind. Everybody thought he may have been blessed with bigger raise and/or bonus. Later he confided to some of us - that Tesla 3 Autopilot made his hour+ long highway commu...
by squirm
Sat Jul 27, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Long commute: how to manage?
Replies: 110
Views: 6995

Re: Long commute: how to manage?

Not sure what the big deal is. My commute is an hour and half one way...