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by BenBritt
Mon Nov 12, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Running in the cold rain
Replies: 12
Views: 1359

Re: Running in the cold rain

:!: I ran in the rain many times,courtesy of the U.S.Army. Field jacket and poncho as did others.
by BenBritt
Mon Nov 12, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Becoming frugal
Replies: 81
Views: 10866

Re: Becoming frugal

There is a fine line between being frugal and being cheap !
by BenBritt
Mon Nov 12, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: What's everyone currently in?
Replies: 93
Views: 8104

Re: What's everyone currently in?

Vtsax,Vmmxx,Vwiax,Vmatx plus bank Cds and Mm account.
by BenBritt
Mon Oct 29, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Should I co-sign for relative?
Replies: 103
Views: 4930

Re: Should I co-sign for relative?

it couid be a great learning experience as it was for me .
by BenBritt
Sat Aug 04, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: How did you become a Boglehead?
Replies: 53
Views: 3926

Re: How did you become a Boglehead?

Found "Common Sense"in a bookstore and started practicing the principals.I put tax deferred ln Wellesley and
Total Stock in taxable.
by BenBritt
Mon Jun 25, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI
Replies: 3410
Views: 1015737

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI

Starting The President is Missing by Bill Clinton and James Patterson.
by BenBritt
Mon Jun 25, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Pre nups.
Replies: 70
Views: 9219

Re: Pre nups.

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Do your do diligence and then wait a year!
by BenBritt
Tue Jun 19, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI
Replies: 3410
Views: 1015737

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI

The Great Gatsby--every year and Bobby Kennedy by Chris Matthews.
by BenBritt
Mon Jun 18, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Which Supermarket are you?
Replies: 155
Views: 9453

Re: Which Supermarket are you?

Trucchis
Market Basket
by BenBritt
Fri May 18, 2018 2:44 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: how do you tip on wine at a restaurant
Replies: 209
Views: 13949

Re: how do you tip on wine at a restaurant

25% on entire check if service is good.
by BenBritt
Mon May 07, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What non fiction book will you be reading in 2018?
Replies: 151
Views: 12619

Re: What non fiction book will you be reading in 2018?

Promise Me, Dad by Joe Biden
by BenBritt
Sun Sep 04, 2016 11:25 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Should I sell taxable investment to pay down fiance's debt?
Replies: 32
Views: 2938

Re: Should I sell taxable investment to pay down fiance's debt?

Absolutely not ! Too many things can happen in the months ahead.
by BenBritt
Sun Apr 10, 2016 7:32 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Free old BMW worth it?
Replies: 59
Views: 8959

Re: Free old BMW worth it?

Take it,thank your parents and pass it on to someone you really do not like.Seriously,decline the gift and keep driving the Altima.
by BenBritt
Mon Mar 07, 2016 12:50 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: What will be the cost of not investing for an year
Replies: 12
Views: 1733

Re: What will be the cost of not investing for an year

All the gains and or losses you could have had or not.
by BenBritt
Wed Feb 10, 2016 3:23 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI
Replies: 3410
Views: 1015737

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI

Destiny and Power by Jon Meacham.
by BenBritt
Wed Dec 09, 2015 4:42 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: A car nicer than the boss?
Replies: 257
Views: 31649

Re: A car nicer than the boss?

Not a good idea for obvious reasons.
by BenBritt
Sun Sep 20, 2015 2:22 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI
Replies: 3410
Views: 1015737

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI

I am currently reading Dead Wake by Erik Larson. This is an excellent account of the sinking of the Lusitania.
by BenBritt
Sun Mar 29, 2015 9:50 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI
Replies: 3410
Views: 1015737

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI

A Hundred White Daffodils by Jan Kenyon.
by BenBritt
Sun Mar 15, 2015 7:52 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Will you buy an Apple Watch?
Replies: 456
Views: 60630

Re: Will you buy an Apple Watch?

Y e s when it matches a Casio price.
by BenBritt
Mon Mar 09, 2015 9:02 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Want to invest with Vanguard but not comfortable with....
Replies: 79
Views: 7549

Re: Want to invest with Vanguard but not comfortable with...

S tay with local credit unions until you are more comfortable. Read a few of the John Bogle books and keep perusing this site.Do not be in a rush.Best of luck.
by BenBritt
Tue Mar 03, 2015 12:19 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Opinions on living in Jacksonville FL?
Replies: 19
Views: 3691

Reln Opinions on living in Jacksonville FL?

Spent time there in the 50`s .Was raw and wet in November.Summer is hot and humid. Were I to move there,I would take a look at the Crystal River area.(Ted Williams country.) Best of luck.AC will become your best friend!
by BenBritt
Mon Nov 24, 2014 11:01 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Dog food - how cheap is too cheap?
Replies: 64
Views: 10764

Re: Dog food - how cheap is too cheap?

Give Blue Seal Pork & Barley a try. G re at for my bird dogs. Weims and B ri tt s.
by BenBritt
Sun Nov 02, 2014 1:49 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: The millionth question about what to do with cash.
Replies: 23
Views: 4947

Re: The millionth question about what to do with cash.

You are correct Ralph. I will read more carefully in the future.
by BenBritt
Sun Nov 02, 2014 12:45 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: The millionth question about what to do with cash.
Replies: 23
Views: 4947

Re: The millionth question about what to do with cash.

Vwitx---intermediate term munis.It is working for me. Best of luck!
by BenBritt
Sat Aug 30, 2014 4:59 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V
Replies: 3372
Views: 1496570

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V

Just finished Natchez Burning by Greg Iles and started Breach of Trust by Andrew J. Bacevich.
by BenBritt
Sat Aug 30, 2014 4:37 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: If you had an extra $100,000
Replies: 68
Views: 9313

Re: If you had an extra $100,000

vwiux--25K
vtsax--25k
kids--25k
charity--25k
by BenBritt
Mon Aug 25, 2014 10:49 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Subaru Blues
Replies: 103
Views: 16497

Re: Subaru Blues

My wlfe has a 2015 Forester and so far is happy with it. I am in the market and am looking for a two or three year old Navigator. l am driving a 1997 Explorer with 140000k on it.
by BenBritt
Fri Aug 08, 2014 5:24 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Your Favorite charity organization...? please
Replies: 91
Views: 7735

Re: Your Favorite charity organization...? please

My favorite charity: Saint Vincent dePaul Society.
by BenBritt
Thu Aug 07, 2014 4:33 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Who or what inspired you and your investing approach?
Replies: 93
Views: 7339

Re: Who or what inspired you and your investing approach?

How to Buy Stocks by Louis Engel. I believe this was my first book on subject.
by BenBritt
Fri Jul 18, 2014 8:20 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Who else hates choosing a car?
Replies: 150
Views: 22031

Re: Who else hates choosing a car?

2015 Subaru Forester, wife loves it. It took us three years to arrive at that decision! Time will tell if it
was a wise one.
by BenBritt
Thu Jul 10, 2014 2:18 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Car did not start: To dispose? How?
Replies: 70
Views: 8312

Re: Car did not start: To dispose? How?

Consider a Chevy Cobalt. They are reasonably priced.
by BenBritt
Tue Jul 08, 2014 10:23 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V
Replies: 3372
Views: 1496570

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V

All Fishermen Are Liars by John Gierach and American Primitive by Mary Oliver
by BenBritt
Tue Jul 08, 2014 4:37 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Car did not start: To dispose? How?
Replies: 70
Views: 8312

Re: Car did not start: To dispose? How?

I have had AAA for 44 years,no complaints!
by BenBritt
Tue Jul 08, 2014 4:18 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: POLL: How Old is Your Newest Motor Vehicle? -- REVISED
Replies: 51
Views: 4836

Re: POLL: How Old is Your Newest Motor Vehicle? -- REVISED

2015 Subaru Forester.Previous to that 1997 Ford Explorer.
by BenBritt
Mon May 26, 2014 3:11 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: penny smart, dollar stupid with cars
Replies: 24
Views: 4014

Re: penny smart, dollar stupid with cars

Keep your truck. I sold mine after my last bird dog died . I had my Gmc Z71 for 17 years. It was mint with 66000K on it. I offered the buyer 1500 over what he paid. No answer yet. I will go higher. I do not think you would b e happy in a small car. What d o you have for a t ruck.Anyway,I wish you th...
by BenBritt
Fri May 16, 2014 6:00 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Spending on Cars in Retirement
Replies: 47
Views: 4301

Re: Spending on Cars in Retirement

My wife and I use the Hertz/Enterprise system for trips and vacations. We have a !997 Explorer and a 2002Gmc pickup. We may have to replace one or both eventually. Maybe!
by BenBritt
Tue May 13, 2014 5:28 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Stock Market to Plunge? What a friend said.
Replies: 78
Views: 7878

Re: Stock Market to Plunge? What a friend said.

Thanks livesoft. I will liquidate tomorrow!
by BenBritt
Tue May 06, 2014 3:27 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Put down that smart phone; Log off!!
Replies: 25
Views: 4878

Re: Put down that smart phone; Log off!!

Great, thank you.
by BenBritt
Sun Apr 27, 2014 12:45 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V
Replies: 3372
Views: 1496570

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V

Bonhoeffer by Eric Metaxas
by BenBritt
Fri Apr 18, 2014 7:18 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V
Replies: 3372
Views: 1496570

Re: What Book Are YOU Currently Reading? PART III (12/11/200

[Post merged into here --admin LadyGeek]

The Death of Santini by Pat Conroy. A really sad but talented family.
by BenBritt
Fri Apr 18, 2014 7:08 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Boglehead used car problem. Run It or ditch it?
Replies: 26
Views: 3190

Re: Boglehead used car problem. Run It or ditch it?

Sorry for your problems. I would bite the bullet and look at a ford fusion or maybe a corolla. Honda has had tranny problems off and on for years.
by BenBritt
Mon Mar 31, 2014 5:57 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Reading room chair - what to pay and where to purchase?
Replies: 34
Views: 12250

Re: Reading room chair - what to pay and where to purchase?

I too have back problems. Check out a Kennedy Rocker. You can choose from a selection of pads.
by BenBritt
Mon Mar 17, 2014 7:04 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: True Detective anyone?
Replies: 61
Views: 8054

Re: True Detective anyone?

G re at acting.Some may miss action and find it a little slow.
by BenBritt
Fri Mar 14, 2014 7:01 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Transmission broke on the "good" car! Need advice
Replies: 18
Views: 2832

Re: Transmission broke on the "good" car! Need advice

Get a minimum of 3 estimates from independant shops.Then take it from there. I would get rid of it,but that is me. I wish you the best.