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by wilked
Sat Sep 29, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: For real liquid cod liver oil.........?
Replies: 16
Views: 1153

Re: For real liquid cod liver oil.........?

Carlson’s.

It should be pretty easy to find
by wilked
Tue Sep 25, 2018 8:49 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How to watch baseball playoffs without cable
Replies: 36
Views: 2362

Re: How to watch baseball playoffs without cable

ADower wrote:
Mon Sep 24, 2018 4:30 pm
Super easy!

If you have an iPhone you need to buy an HDMI to DVR cable. They're ~40$. Next, go buy a gold tip HDMI Cord.

Search on reddit for live feeds of the game on your phone. Plug the phone into the HDMI to dvr cable and the HDMI cord into the tv and you've got free games.
not legal
by wilked
Sun Sep 23, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Don't try this at home?
Replies: 8
Views: 2026

Re: Don't try this at home?

What I do : I own a table saw (gasp) and have removed or disabled many of the "safety" features (double gasp) after concluding they interfered with my sight lines and made me less safe. I tend to agree with you. The blade guard prevents my left hand from lining up the cut, I dealt with it for a few...
by wilked
Sun Sep 23, 2018 10:07 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: NYC weekend house: your experiences?
Replies: 18
Views: 2785

Re: NYC weekend house: your experiences?

gasman wrote:
Sun Sep 23, 2018 9:44 pm
If I had a choice, I would do the reverse. Live in Westchester or Long Island and keep an apartment in the city for weekends.
Exactly. No brainer here
by wilked
Wed Sep 19, 2018 6:11 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How to watch baseball playoffs without cable
Replies: 36
Views: 2362

Re: How to watch baseball playoffs without cable

YouTube tv

You can have like 5 people on the account, so share the price with a few other cord cutters and it’s wicked cheap
by wilked
Tue Sep 18, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Is this a potentially dangerous electrical issue that needs to be addressed?
Replies: 19
Views: 2132

Re: Is this a potentially dangerous electrical issue that needs to be addressed?

Just want to be fully clear on working safely with electricity: -Turn off the breaker before working on the outlet -Test and verify that it is off using one of these https://cloudfront.zoro.com/product/full/Z1wJItocpEx_.JPG . You do this by first confirming the tester works (go to a known live circu...
by wilked
Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Dilemma: Add room to current house or buy new house?
Replies: 93
Views: 4836

Re: Dilemma: Add room to current house or buy new house?

Unless this is your house
https://cdn.nashvillepost.com/files/bas ... .04_pm.jpg

I would suggest that you re-evaluate. 6000 sq ft house is bigger than probably 90% of this board's houses
by wilked
Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:33 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Delaying SS? How Long It Will Take for It to Pay Off?
Replies: 53
Views: 5294

Re: Delaying SS? How Long It Will Take for It to Pay Off?

Breakevens depends on what rates you use. Personally, I see delaying SS simply as longevity insurance . The only reasons I would it take earlier than 70 is if I thought I would die earlier than average or if I needed the money before 70. This If you guess wrong you won't be around to second-guess a...
by wilked
Sat Sep 15, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: [Wearing] Shorts in Egypt
Replies: 71
Views: 5517

Re: [Wearing] Shorts in Egypt

As to the shorts debate in the US, I would offer a reasonable compromise. Wearing shorts, no problem so long as the sun is in the sky. But for humanity’s sake, switch to pants once the sun is down. This is roughly what you look like wearing shorts after sundown https://media-cdn.tripadvisor.com/medi...
by wilked
Sat Sep 15, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: [Wearing] Shorts in Egypt
Replies: 71
Views: 5517

Re: [Wearing] Shorts in Egypt

Learn and respect other cultures when visiting their land. In this case wear long pants. That this is not obvious to all posters in this thread is :oops:
by wilked
Sat Sep 15, 2018 6:32 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Age in Bonds - Still Recommended?
Replies: 152
Views: 11740

Re: Age in Bonds - Still Recommended?

sambb wrote:
Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:11 pm
Often depends

bear market: age in bonds
Bull market: age-20 in bonds, and "im young, i have 30 years, no need for bonds
This
by wilked
Sat Sep 15, 2018 6:08 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Smart thermostat issue - do I redo the wiring or add a transformer?
Replies: 14
Views: 1135

Re: Smart thermostat issue - do I redo the wiring or add a transformer?

I have two wires and a smart thermostat

Emerson Sensi Wi-Fi Thermostat for Smart Home, ST55, DIY Version, Works with Alexa https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01NB1OB0I/re ... NBbC32F4KS

Love it, works great
by wilked
Fri Aug 31, 2018 8:11 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Has Anyone Tried Youtube TV?
Replies: 55
Views: 6452

Re: Has Anyone Tried Youtube TV?

YouTube tv is awesome.

I have two cable providers, each has a 1 year promo for internet only. I plan to flip flop for the foreseeable future, high speed internet only for $25/month
by wilked
Wed Aug 22, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Do we need a trust?
Replies: 7
Views: 862

Re: Do we need a trust?

nesdog wrote:
Wed Aug 22, 2018 11:49 am
Our daughter is 24 and not financially yet savvy.
I'm curious what you mean by this (I have younger kids and I have a goal to have them financially savvy by college age).

What specific financial skills is she lacking, or what do you use as a measurement tool to judge her savviness?
by wilked
Wed Aug 22, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Troubleshoot water heater
Replies: 11
Views: 775

Re: Troubleshoot water heater

Thanks all. It’s an electric water heater. I have replaced it and the heating elements before so have some experience working with it. I used a non contact voltage tester and it doesn’t appear power is going to the water heater. So I’m hoping it’s just a tripped fuse. There’s a circuit breaker righ...
by wilked
Tue Aug 21, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Finishing a Basement
Replies: 20
Views: 3206

Re: Finishing a Basement

I would advise against finishing a basement. Make the kids play outside instead. If you insist, watch this before getting involved with a contractor. Contractors are the devil. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j7zVv_rbLnI&t=1079s this is the right answer... As an engineer, there is no substitute for...
by wilked
Mon Aug 20, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Free Tire Change of Flat
Replies: 21
Views: 1734

Re: Free Tire Change of Flat

carolinaman wrote:
Fri Aug 17, 2018 7:08 am
Being stranded on the road is a very dangerous situation today
Why is this? I would say much safer than previous with advent of cell phones
by wilked
Fri Aug 17, 2018 7:19 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Quote from Electrician
Replies: 48
Views: 3508

Re: Quote from Electrician

Electrician will need two to three trips to the job site (pull permit, do work, get inspected). Could obviously combine two of those but permitting offices can be unpredictable, show up and no one’s there, or inspections rescheduled last min. He/she has to price that in. For each trip depending on c...
by wilked
Tue Aug 14, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: BH Sages - help me know if I'm on track!
Replies: 3
Views: 319

Re: BH Sages - help me know if I'm on track!

Tightening your budget is your main opportunity. $1000/month in food is much higher than average ($30/day). I assume you are eating out often. If you wanted to save more that is the first place to target. You can do a backdoor Roth and maximize your Roth ($5500). search the forum for more info Keep ...
by wilked
Wed Jul 11, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Deciding how much to spend on home remodeling
Replies: 22
Views: 2006

Re: Deciding how much to spend on home remodeling

I'm still confused - how do you have no retirement money but half what is needed for retirement in savings? I ask as I think that will pertain to ability to afford a big expense like this
by wilked
Tue Jun 26, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: $1 million house--- sanity check
Replies: 101
Views: 12114

Re: $1 million house--- sanity check

The reason I'm even considering this is that the prices are going out of control in our neighborhood, and we currently live in a 1500 sq ft house. This new house is 3000 sq ft and the lot is twice the size as well. We would never have to move again. If we wait until we have a few kids, this house w...
by wilked
Sat Jun 16, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: African Safari: Worth it or Hype?
Replies: 57
Views: 5100

Re: African Safari: Worth it or Hype?

Amazing

We did safari / Kili / Zanzibar. Best traveling I have ever done
by wilked
Fri Jun 15, 2018 9:24 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: convert 4 wire to a 3 wire switch
Replies: 15
Views: 1688

Re: convert 4 wire to a 3 wire switch

Post a photo t existing wiring and link to new switch
by wilked
Tue Jun 05, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Should I replace my water heater?
Replies: 50
Views: 3334

Re: Should I replace my water heater?

replace

and for everyone reading this - don't forget to replace your anodes every 5-10 years. Just replaced mine on my gas water heater, anode had only 20% left. Cost me $20 and supposedly doubles life of unit
by wilked
Mon Jun 04, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Windfall advice for an overwhelmed person
Replies: 76
Views: 6720

Re: Is Bogleheads not right for me? Trying to generate monthly income before retirement

You received some great advice in your other thread, why did you not follow-up on that one?

viewtopic.php?f=2&t=248564&p=3909888#p3909888
by wilked
Tue May 29, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Where to put vacation fund.
Replies: 4
Views: 581

Re: Where to put vacation fund.

Savings account
by wilked
Sat May 26, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: 3 days in Boston with an 8 year old
Replies: 32
Views: 2556

Re: 3 days in Boston with an 8 year old

Science museum for sure
Aquarium is good too
8 is too old for the children’s museum

Duck boats for sure

If Sox are in town a ballgame is great. If they are not and the child is into baseball a tour is great

Lawn on d is a real cool destination spot for the family. Google it
by wilked
Sun May 20, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: When I retire, what do I sell?
Replies: 11
Views: 2543

Re: When I retire, what do I sell?

cyclist wrote:
Sat May 19, 2018 2:45 pm
When I retire, what do I sell?
Your alarm clock
by wilked
Sun May 20, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Finance a $28,000 house for Brother?
Replies: 73
Views: 5879

Re: Finance a $28,000 house for Brother?

I tried to get him to join the Army when I did, but after he saw me being sent to war he didn't want to. I was with 1st infantry division& they were deploying every other year. I'll tell him to try to apply for a home loan, but since he is building credit I doubt it. After I joined I tried to get a...
by wilked
Sat May 19, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: "Why 97% of People Don't Use 529 College Savings Plans."
Replies: 262
Views: 50453

Re: "Why 97% of People Don't Use 529 College Savings Plans."

The OP does list out some valid negative aspects of 529 plans. But I felt they dont apply to me,. Reason being. I have already maxed out 401k, IRA, mortgage, cash balance, etc. I still have plenty monies left over. Yes of course I can and do put a good chunk of that into S&P index funds and other m...
by wilked
Fri May 18, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Anyone have a Walabot (imaging sensor for wires, pipes, studs in walls)?
Replies: 25
Views: 3187

Re: Anyone have a Walabot (imaging sensor for wires, pipes, studs in walls)?

fittan wrote:
Fri May 18, 2018 10:26 am
BEST.....STUD.....FINDER....EVER.....

https://smile.amazon.com/CH-Hanson-0304 ... tud+finder
This is the correct answer.
We have an 1890s era fully plastered house. This finds the stud every time
by wilked
Fri May 04, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: They Should've Been Content With Earning the Market Return
Replies: 6
Views: 2055

Re: They Should've Been Content With Earning the Market Return

I'm just an ordinary average guy My friends all are boring And so am I We're just ordinary average guys We all lead ordinary average lives With average kids And average wives We all go bowling at the bowling lanes Drink a few beers Bowl a few frames We're just ordinary average guys Ordinary average ...
by wilked
Mon Apr 30, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Gate latch that opens from both sides?
Replies: 11
Views: 1400

Re: Gate latch that opens from both sides?

open_circuit wrote:
Mon Apr 30, 2018 10:20 am
https://www.homedepot.com/p/Everbilt-Bl ... /202042254

All of my gates at my prior house had latches like this. They are operable from both sides.
Yes, this is the one I have
by wilked
Sun Apr 29, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Maple syrup
Replies: 59
Views: 5668

Re: Maple syrup

HueyLD wrote:
Sun Apr 29, 2018 9:26 am
wilked wrote:
Sun Apr 29, 2018 8:14 am
How much is it at Costco?
https://www.costco.com/Kirkland-Signatu ... 33884.html
$50/gal

Thanks for the link
by wilked
Sun Apr 29, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: My first week of cycling in Slovenia and Croatia
Replies: 16
Views: 3138

Re: My first week of cycling in Slovenia and Croatia

Which bicycle are you using?
by wilked
Sun Apr 29, 2018 8:14 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Maple syrup
Replies: 59
Views: 5668

Re: Maple syrup

How much is it at Costco?
by wilked
Sun Apr 29, 2018 7:33 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Maple syrup
Replies: 59
Views: 5668

Re: Maple syrup

Looks like amazon best price is $60/gal
by wilked
Sun Apr 29, 2018 6:54 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Maple syrup
Replies: 59
Views: 5668

Maple syrup

Where does everyone buy?

What kind of price point ($/gal) do people pay?

We use a lot of syrup...
by wilked
Wed Apr 25, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: "How to Engineer your Layoff" book, has anyone read it?
Replies: 27
Views: 7032

Re: "How to Engineer your Layoff" book, has anyone read it?

I agree with the others. There is no better feeling than getting laid off
by wilked
Thu Apr 19, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Car value: old car with low mileage
Replies: 22
Views: 1766

Re: Car value: old car with low mileage

Similar to the above... one strategy is this: Pick a number that you would be really happy to sell it for. I'm going to take a swag and say that is $4000. Take good photos of it, put it up on Craigslist in a city you don't live. Pick an analogous city (if you live in SF you might pick LA, if you liv...
by wilked
Tue Apr 17, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Account for Adult Children Allowing Parent Some Control
Replies: 31
Views: 3901

Re: Account for Adult Children Allowing Parent Some Control

Phineas J. Whoopee wrote:
Mon Apr 16, 2018 4:35 pm
What's the difference between adult without scare quotes, and "adult" with them?
PJW
I think it goes

“Adult”
Then you become
‘Adult’
Next
Adult

And then finally Adult around 50 years old
by wilked
Sat Apr 14, 2018 6:17 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Social Security survivor benefit
Replies: 11
Views: 885

Re: Social Security survivor benefit

They would just need to be married for 9 months, and then she would get full survivor benefits
by wilked
Tue Apr 10, 2018 5:23 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Cash flow problems - best way to handle?
Replies: 151
Views: 11926

Re: Cash flow problems - best way to handle?

Anyone that is suggesting loans here is missing the forest for the trees. This is not a short term cash flow issue but a fundamental cash flow issue. There is a reason that lenders will not lend to you if Requires half of your take home pay going to housing. They have teams of statistical data sayin...
by wilked
Mon Apr 09, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Cash flow problems - best way to handle?
Replies: 151
Views: 11926

Re: Cash flow problems - best way to handle?

You can't afford your budget with your take home. It's that simple. As others have said, issue #1 is the house. You can't afford it. If you were applying for a loan today you would get denied due to lack of income. I read the above and feel for you - you are in a tough spot. That doesn't mean you ha...
by wilked
Mon Apr 09, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Cruise or other vaca ideas for Dad w/13yr old twin boys?
Replies: 36
Views: 2748

Re: Cruise or other vaca ideas for Dad w/13yr old twin boys?

Head to NH/Maine, get outdoors. Plan a week and hit these things: 1. At least half the time outdoors in tents. But mixing it up with indoor not bad either 2. White Water rafting on the Penobscot. 3. Two decent hikes. Presidentials is an idea, Mt Willard's a nice one, lots of options. Appalachia or A...
by wilked
Fri Apr 06, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: VW Atlas
Replies: 49
Views: 5232

Re: VW Atlas

Considered it but like the MDX much better What do you like about the MDX better? The MDX seems a lot smaller. My wife had an Integra when she was in her 20s and it remains her favorite car ever and she has a major Acura bias. That is the primary reason But as to Pilot vs MDX, MDX is a bit smaller ...
by wilked
Fri Apr 06, 2018 8:31 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: House down payment - Smart for anything between 3.5% and 20%?
Replies: 23
Views: 2039

Re: House down payment - Smart for anything between 3.5% and 20%?

20%

If you don’t have it, but less house or save more