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by squirm
Mon Jan 21, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Where to buy CR2032 batteries?
Replies: 43
Views: 3070

Re: Where to buy CR2032 batteries?

Ikea seems to be the cheapest consumer-oriented retailer I've found for CR2032's. Batteries on Amazon are risky, with a couple exceptions. It appears to be one of the worst categories for "Fulfilled by Amazon" abuse by unscrupulous third party sellers, and Amazon appears to have done little to comb...
by squirm
Mon Jan 21, 2019 11:04 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Gas station prices and quality
Replies: 114
Views: 10194

Re: Gas station prices and quality

I just buy what is conveniently and cheap, sometimes i buy at Sams. Never had any issues. We probably drive more than anyone one this site.
by squirm
Sun Jan 20, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Where to buy CR2032 batteries?
Replies: 43
Views: 3070

Re: Where to buy CR2032 batteries?

HueyLD wrote:
Sun Jan 20, 2019 8:05 pm
I bought mine on Amazon.com and the batteries were made by Panasonic.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00RE ... UTF8&psc=1
Are they any good? Fakespot only gave them a C
by squirm
Sun Jan 20, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Where to buy CR2032 batteries?
Replies: 43
Views: 3070

Where to buy CR2032 batteries?

I was going to buy them on Amazon, but fakespot gave several vendors a D and even one an F. There's Engergizer branded 2032 batteries but the packaging doesn't look right. I ended up buying them on Sams Club.
by squirm
Sat Jan 19, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Is California worth the premium?
Replies: 89
Views: 5107

Re: Is California worth the premium?

Unless you like breathing in smoke every summer, it's not worth it.
by squirm
Thu Jan 10, 2019 12:12 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Discounted Postage Stamps
Replies: 25
Views: 2079

Re: Discounted Postage Stamps

Is this even enough to worry about? I'd pass on it and think of easier ways to save some $$...How about calling up your cable provider and asking for a better rate.
by squirm
Sun Jan 06, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Do you take inheritance into account when calculating net worth?
Replies: 68
Views: 4511

Do you take inheritance into account when calculating net worth?

In the past, I asked about taking into account pensions when calculating ones net worth. What about future inheritances?
I don't but wanted curious what others think.
by squirm
Sat Jan 05, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Low flow shower head
Replies: 42
Views: 2466

Re: Low flow shower head

How much water/money will it save you in the long run? Assuming a half-hour shower, you’d save 15 gallons of water (0.5 gpm x 30 minutes). 15 gallons/shower x 365 days = 5,475 gallons saved over the course of a year if you take a 1/2 hour shower every single day. However, most utilities bill per hu...
by squirm
Sat Jan 05, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Strategies to combat or justify lifestyle creep
Replies: 91
Views: 7137

Re: Strategies to combat or justify lifestyle creep

...the problem is hedonic adaptation... That supercool feeling you had when driving your friends Tesla or using your friends iPhone goes out the window real quick (of course, buyers remorse will prevent most people from being honest in this), then it becomes a normal car for transportation (plus so...
by squirm
Sat Jan 05, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Windows 10 / Office 2019 headache
Replies: 24
Views: 1584

Re: Windows 10 / Office 2019 headache

Use Office 365 or even Office.com
by squirm
Tue Jan 01, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: AED for the home? [Automated External Defibrillator]
Replies: 22
Views: 1125

AED for the home? [Automated External Defibrillator]

Hi, hoping this isn't considered medical. Anyone think having an AED at home is reasonable? What about price? Uncle is interested in getting one.
by squirm
Tue Jan 01, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Dual HVAC / when to replace
Replies: 10
Views: 852

Re: Dual HVAC / when to replace

how old? ours is also dual, 20 years old though.
by squirm
Tue Jan 01, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Noise cancelling headphones for plane trips, advice?
Replies: 62
Views: 3014

Noise cancelling headphones for plane trips, advice?

Got back from another 5 hour flight. It was brutal. I'm 6'4". 3 by 3 seating so wife and kid and myself had the row. I can't imagine having to sit next to a stranger. I lean all over my wife and stretch out as much as possible, but still it's bad. Feel like a sardine. First class didn't look like th...
by squirm
Tue Jan 01, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Talk me out of buying a Tesla Model 3
Replies: 338
Views: 23583

Re: Talk me out of buying a Tesla Model 3

You can easily afford the Tesla, and you seem knowledgeable with money...Enjoy the Tesla.
by squirm
Tue Jan 01, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Good use of ultimate reward points?
Replies: 5
Views: 419

Re: Good use of ultimate reward points?

The UR site is pretty good, usually a little less than I can find elsewhere, esp when using the points. I don't know about your particular flight though.
by squirm
Tue Jan 01, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Credit ID hacked, got $4900 T-Mobile bill
Replies: 8
Views: 1287

Re: Credit ID hacked, got $4900 T-Mobile bill

Folks,
Thank you for the help, great suggestions, I'll keep you updated.
by squirm
Tue Jan 01, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Clicking in ear during running? Not sure which type of doctor to see
Replies: 8
Views: 684

Re: Clicking in ear during running? Not sure which type of doctor to see

maybe see a dentist. I have really bad tinnitus, so I hear things all the time, wish it was just a clicking.
by squirm
Tue Jan 01, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Credit ID hacked, got $4900 T-Mobile bill
Replies: 8
Views: 1287

Credit ID hacked, got $4900 T-Mobile bill

Folks, A few months ago, my credit ID was hacked, I started receiving credit statements from various banks, including Paypal. Fortunately all of those were caught in time. Most of the issuers wanted further verification so the thief got nowhere. However some slipped through such as Paypal. I was abl...
by squirm
Fri Dec 28, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Why do people buy- performance cars?
Replies: 67
Views: 2369

Re: Why do people buy- performance cars?

corn18 wrote:
Fri Dec 28, 2018 7:44 pm
The best of both worlds is a track day car where you can utilize all of the performance. Or rent a supercar at a track day and use up someone else's depreciation. You can drive 2-3 supercars in the same day for $500.
I'm going to do that that a friend of mine in his birthday. Sounds like fun.
by squirm
Fri Dec 28, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Why do people buy- performance cars?
Replies: 67
Views: 2369

Re: Why do people buy- performance cars?

I rented a car a while ago, they gave me a Camaro, I could barely fit in the damn thing and the view was terrible, I exchanged it for a sedan. In my youth, maybe I would have dreamed for one, but not now. I had many family members that were car buffs twenty years ago, (radical cams, exhaust, blah bl...
by squirm
Fri Dec 28, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Saving at Costco
Replies: 109
Views: 8117

Re: Saving at Costco

It’s well known that you don’t save money at Costco. It’s just convenience for high end items. I buy meat, berries, milk,eggs, toilet paper, paper towel regularly. I stay away from clothes. Even then I’m still paying about $120-$150 per shop. Crazy I know. It is not well known that you don't save m...
by squirm
Fri Dec 28, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Why do people buy- performance cars?
Replies: 67
Views: 2369

Re: Why do people buy- performance cars?

I think one thing that has been over looked is the throaty sound of a car that uses the left hand to start and has an illuminated word “turbo” as you get into it. Pure pleasure and you haven’t even backed out of the driveway. :beer Also overlooked is a lumpy big cam idle. Lots of fast and fancy car...
by squirm
Fri Dec 28, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Why do people buy- performance cars?
Replies: 67
Views: 2369

Re: Why do people buy- performance cars?

Bragging rights, that's about it. It goes back to the ol' mine is bigger and better than yours.... When I was a kid, I used to modify my car with stiffer springs, shocks, bushings, etc but most people grow out of that. But I hear it at work all the time, "I've got the xyz engine with the abc option,...
by squirm
Fri Dec 28, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: not funding kid's tuition
Replies: 102
Views: 3338

Re: not funding kid's tuition

Nope, we plan on helping our kids in college, just like our parents did. A car would be the last thing I would want to give them.
by squirm
Fri Dec 28, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Tips to Save without hassle
Replies: 32
Views: 2248

Re: Tips to Save without hassle

What are you spending your money on? Did you that gets eaten is one thing, if it's thrown out, that's another. How about useless junk that clutters or ends up in storage, any of that?
by squirm
Fri Dec 28, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Hot Tub - Spa Purchase Help
Replies: 17
Views: 1039

Re: Hot Tub - Spa Purchase Help

Some will, some won't lower the price. Try to get them to toss in supplies
by squirm
Fri Dec 28, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Tips on preventative home maintenance?
Replies: 43
Views: 4669

Re: Tips on preventative home maintenance?

I have ready about need for draining the water heater yearly and we have not done it since we moved in. Really? I have never drained mine. I guess if your worried about the sentiment that could build up, a simple flushing couldn't hurt, but annually? Doubt it. I never do it either not worth it.
by squirm
Fri Dec 28, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Economy car vs Luxury - confirmation of a good decision
Replies: 29
Views: 1674

Re: Economy car vs Luxury - confirmation of a good decision

We bought an Accord a few years ago, used. It gets us from point to point. We drive (miles wise) probably more than 95% of the users of this forum. Our cars are just utility to get us to work and back. Even if we drove a "luxury" car it's not going to make the commute any more enjoyable. The Accord...
by squirm
Fri Dec 28, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Economy car vs Luxury - confirmation of a good decision
Replies: 29
Views: 1674

Re: Economy car vs Luxury - confirmation of a good decision

We bought an Accord a few years ago, used. It gets us from point to point. We drive (miles wise) probably more than 95% of the users of this forum. Our cars are just utility to get us to work and back. Even if we drove a "luxury" car it's not going to make the commute any more enjoyable. The Accord ...
by squirm
Thu Dec 27, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Do Hertz/Avis really cost double Enterprise?
Replies: 58
Views: 3275

Re: Do Hertz/Avis really cost double Enterprise?

Look online for coupons and AARP rates.
by squirm
Thu Dec 27, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What common everyday inconvenience have you intentionally suffered for frugality?
Replies: 152
Views: 9318

Re: What common everyday inconvenience have you intentionally suffered for frugality?

For the most part I am willing to pay for convenience. Life presents enough challenges without having a load of preventable daily frustrations on top of it. The only recent example I can think of is that I kept using a pair of running shoes for far too long before getting a new pair for Christmas f...
by squirm
Thu Dec 27, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What common everyday inconvenience have you intentionally suffered for frugality?
Replies: 152
Views: 9318

Re: What common everyday inconvenience have you intentionally suffered for frugality?

all sorts of things, for example, haven't changed the oil on our car yet, it's now -2000 miles since it's due...oh well, time is tight...i'll get to it when i can. other priorities. That’s not frugal. Frugal is not cheap for cheap’s sake. It implies being prudent with resources. Potentially shorten...
by squirm
Thu Dec 27, 2018 11:23 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What common everyday inconvenience have you intentionally suffered for frugality?
Replies: 152
Views: 9318

Re: What common everyday inconvenience have you intentionally suffered for frugality?

all sorts of things, for example, haven't changed the oil on our car yet, it's now -2000 miles since it's due...oh well, time is tight...i'll get to it when i can. other priorities.
by squirm
Thu Dec 27, 2018 9:32 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Home Heating Advice
Replies: 72
Views: 5696

Re: Home Heating Advice

Propane isn't as bad for the environment.
by squirm
Tue Dec 25, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Buying house - Advice requested
Replies: 39
Views: 3960

Re: Buying house - Advice requested

If one has been meticulously searching online for properties available for sale and driving through areas (locations) one likes to learn about properties for sale and such, is not the role of the buy-side agent reduced to handling the negotiation/paper-work alone? Or are we losing out on what the a...
by squirm
Tue Dec 25, 2018 9:48 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Finding a house for rent
Replies: 8
Views: 939

Re: Finding a house for rent

I put ours for rent on Zillow.
by squirm
Mon Dec 24, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Who's buying today? where's all the "dry powder" folks at? :)
Replies: 248
Views: 21043

Re: Whose buying today? where's all the "dry powder" folks at? :)

sambb wrote:
Mon Dec 24, 2018 4:20 pm
im slowly adding as market declines.. missed adding in 2008. Going to add now. Dont need the money for 10 years
But the market is three times higher in price today.
by squirm
Mon Dec 24, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks in free fall
Replies: 10165
Views: 1790020

Re: U.S. stocks in free fall

Is this a simple correction or has something to do with trade war that's going on? Uncertainty, the market does not like uncertainty. We have an abundance of uncertainty. Something is wrong, market was priced for perfection with lots of bulls. That's been true for a long time. So why did it decide ...
by squirm
Mon Dec 24, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks in free fall
Replies: 10165
Views: 1790020

Re: U.S. stocks in free fall

Let's hope it bounces back like it did in 1987. Oh the year :o I thought he was calling for another 364 point loss on the S&P :wink: I'm conflicted... I like seeing new highs, but at the same time I'd really like to lower my average cost into the first half of next year. For accumulators with a lon...
by squirm
Mon Dec 24, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks in free fall
Replies: 10165
Views: 1790020

Re: U.S. stocks in free fall

J G Bankerton wrote:
Mon Dec 24, 2018 2:47 pm
PStrider wrote:
Mon Dec 24, 2018 2:40 pm
Is this a simple correction or has something to do with trade war that's going on?
Uncertainty, the market does not like uncertainty. We have an abundance of uncertainty.
Something is wrong, market was priced for perfection with lots of bulls.
by squirm
Mon Dec 24, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks in free fall
Replies: 10165
Views: 1790020

Re: U.S. stocks in free fall

I smell 1987. 8-) Let's hope it bounces back like it did in 1987. Oh the year :o I thought he was calling for another 364 point loss on the S&P :wink: I'm conflicted... I like seeing new highs, but at the same time I'd really like to lower my average cost into the first half of next year. For accum...
by squirm
Mon Dec 24, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Buying house - Advice requested
Replies: 39
Views: 3960

Re: Buying house - Advice requested

Here's are things you really need to know. If you can comfortably put down 20%, you're in good shape. And look at the house at least three times on different days.

Last, real estate agents are useless.
by squirm
Sun Dec 23, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Who's buying today? where's all the "dry powder" folks at? :)
Replies: 248
Views: 21043

Re: Whose buying today? where's all the "dry powder" folks at? :)

the other issue is people usually flat out lie when discussing their buy/sell points for losses if they admit it at all. i contribute it to being difficult owning up to it, to admit losses and making the wrong decision.
by squirm
Sun Dec 23, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Who's buying today? where's all the "dry powder" folks at? :)
Replies: 248
Views: 21043

Re: Whose buying today? where's all the "dry powder" folks at? :)

buying the dip works until it doesn't. the other problem is that is usually when the markets have already turned into bear markets and then you realize you've been investing in bear market counter trend rallies. then what do you do??? it's difficult and upsetting when you can't predict the future.
by squirm
Sun Dec 23, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: A time to EVALUATE your jitters
Replies: 305
Views: 261376

Re: A time to EVALUATE your jitters

this is nothing, looking at the early 2001 charts, there was a period where the nasdaq was falling hard week after week for eight weeks.
by squirm
Sun Dec 23, 2018 9:02 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Do I need Norton Virus Protection?
Replies: 30
Views: 2832

Re: Do I need Norton Virus Protection?

Run from Norton.
by squirm
Sat Dec 22, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Email Accounts - How Many / Security / Best Practices
Replies: 46
Views: 3483

Re: Email Accounts - How Many / Security / Best Practices

Not sure I want Google going through my emails, Microsoft has very good email security. I use two factor also.
by squirm
Sat Dec 22, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Wells Fargo card free atm access, secure?
Replies: 1
Views: 226

Wells Fargo card free atm access, secure?

Wells Fargo has been pushing this lately, I'm not sure if I would bite, sounds like it's going from two factor access to one.
by squirm
Sat Dec 22, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: All the "should I be 100% stocks" threads over the last year.
Replies: 175
Views: 11874

Re: All the "should I be 100% stocks" threads over the last year.

Reminds me of Cramer, always tells his followers to keep buying, every stocks is always a buy, but I always wondered, buy with what? His followers wealth has evaporated. For example, he loved NVDA at it's highs, always said to buy it now doesn't even mention it. Yesterday he was saying to buy GLD H...
by squirm
Sat Dec 22, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: All the "should I be 100% stocks" threads over the last year.
Replies: 175
Views: 11874

Re: All the "should I be 100% stocks" threads over the last year.

Not to be a Debbie Downer, but if you can't take a 20% decline in your portfolio, you probably should be re-examining it. I remember the bear market in 2001, I remember when a few friends of mine said they felt fine after their portfolio sank 20%. The problem was after all the fake rallies that got ...