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by Mrs.Feeley
Wed Oct 11, 2017 9:13 pm
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Wisconsin - Madison Meetings - Master Thread
Replies: 108
Views: 26788

Re: Wisconsin - Madison Meetings - Master Thread

A reminder: We'll be meeting Saturday at noon at Sprecher's on Madison's far west side on John Q Hammond Dr. All are welcome! Bring your friends and family. There's no charge for attending meetings. Ordering lunch is up to you. Discussion is free-ranging and always interesting. Have an investing que...
by Mrs.Feeley
Sun Oct 08, 2017 11:20 pm
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Wisconsin - Madison Meetings - Master Thread
Replies: 108
Views: 26788

Re: Wisconsin - Madison Meetings - Master Thread

Just a reminder.... We're having our October meeting next Saturday at noon at Sprecher's on the far west side. Drop me a note if you plan to attend. :beer
by Mrs.Feeley
Sun Oct 01, 2017 11:12 pm
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Wisconsin - Madison Meetings - Master Thread
Replies: 108
Views: 26788

Re: Wisconsin - Madison Meetings - Master Thread

Welcome EpicLeFit! You've been added to our very prestigious mail list! To all.... Our next meeting is Saturday, October 14th, noon at Sprecher's on the far west side. We have a new protocol for meetings. If you're planning on attending the meeting we need you to commit to attend in advance. If not ...
by Mrs.Feeley
Fri Sep 08, 2017 2:30 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Name something you had to have and now you regret purchasing it?
Replies: 275
Views: 25348

Re: Name something you had to have and now you regret purchasing it?

For my first canning attempt I cold-canned cucumber slices. It was a disaster. Ended up with 30-some jars of inedible green stuff. They sure looked pretty though and for a while I used them as decorations. :D In the end I decided to walk away. The jars went fast on the local FreeCycle. Other implem...
by Mrs.Feeley
Wed Sep 06, 2017 10:51 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Name something you had to have and now you regret purchasing it?
Replies: 275
Views: 25348

Re: Name something you had to have and now you regret purchasing it?

Regrets: Various canning tools and supplies We love canning and have two different sized pressure canners. What did you get that you regret? Any time we make stew, gumbo, or soup we make a much larger batch and then can 2 to 4 quarts of leftovers in the small pressure canner. A lot of people make c...
by Mrs.Feeley
Wed Sep 06, 2017 5:22 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Name something you had to have and now you regret purchasing it?
Replies: 275
Views: 25348

Re: Name something you had to have and now you regret purchasing it?

Various garden tilling tools. Nothing works better than a hoe for our garden. A claw/weasel might work but then i risk having 3 useless tilling tools. I sympathize. We bought one of those claw-like tools that you jam into the ground then twist to loosen the ground. A pitchfork is much easier to use...
by Mrs.Feeley
Mon Sep 04, 2017 10:44 pm
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Wisconsin - Madison Meetings - Master Thread
Replies: 108
Views: 26788

Re: Wisconsin - Madison Meetings - Master Thread

Welcome Mtnest! I've added you to the Google list. Our next meeting is Saturday, October 14th, noon at Sprecher's on the far west side.
by Mrs.Feeley
Fri Aug 11, 2017 10:11 pm
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Wisconsin - Madison Meetings - Master Thread
Replies: 108
Views: 26788

Re: Wisconsin - Madison Meetings - Master Thread

Just a reminder: we're meeting tomorrow (Saturday) at noon at Sprecher's on John Q Hammond Dr. See you there!
by Mrs.Feeley
Mon Aug 07, 2017 9:51 pm
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Wisconsin - Madison Meetings - Master Thread
Replies: 108
Views: 26788

Re: Wisconsin - Madison Meetings - Master Thread

Just a reminder to all... The Madison-area Bogleheads are meeting this Saturday, August 12, at noon at Sprecher's on Madison's far west side near Costco. Come for food, friends, and good free-ranging investment discussion. No charge. Only cost is if you decide to buy lunch. See you there! :sharebeer
by Mrs.Feeley
Wed Jul 19, 2017 10:18 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI
Replies: 2648
Views: 849725

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI

Don Quixote. :D I enjoyed the Grossman translation, but I also enjoyed the older T.M. Cohen one which seemed to capture so well the breathless playfulness of Cervantes' storytelling--with all the long, winding sentences. I've been intending to read the translation of the British satirist Tobias Smol...
by Mrs.Feeley
Fri Jul 14, 2017 10:15 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: How long to keep old investing records
Replies: 6
Views: 917

Re: How long to keep old investing records

If you are younger, you need documentation of how every penny got into Roth IRA. Some of that might be in those records. If you are over 59.5 and have had Roth IRA more than 5 years, that is no longer necessary. Are the tax returns enough to substantiate the non-taxable basis in a few old trad-IRAs...
by Mrs.Feeley
Fri Jul 14, 2017 10:03 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: How long to keep old investing records
Replies: 6
Views: 917

Re: How long to keep old investing records

barnaclebob wrote:I would save anything that has the basis on it for uncovered shares that you currently own. Other than that, no need to keep anything past any tax lookback periods.
Thanks, Bob! Should one retain the statements if the uncovered shares are in an IRA?
by Mrs.Feeley
Fri Jul 14, 2017 1:09 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: [Amazon Prime Day]
Replies: 87
Views: 10257

Re: [Amazon Prime Day]

The other day I bought a USB charger for $23. Today it was offered at a special Prime Day sale price of $36. :shock: Was it exactly the SAME make/model USB charger? Yup. Same one. A RAVPower 6-port charging station. I clicked on the item listed in my order to check its Prime Day price and was shock...
by Mrs.Feeley
Fri Jul 14, 2017 1:01 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: How long to keep old investing records
Replies: 6
Views: 917

How long to keep old investing records

About 7-8 years ago we transferred all of our investments to Vanguard and Fidelity and consolidated everything into a 3-Fund portfolio for simplicity's sake. We sold off individual stocks and other mutual funds, closed brokerage accounts and cut ties with other mutual fund companies and a financial ...
by Mrs.Feeley
Tue Jul 11, 2017 2:08 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: [Amazon Prime Day]
Replies: 87
Views: 10257

Re: [Amazon Prime Day]

The other day I bought a USB charger for $23. Today it was offered at a special Prime Day sale price of $36. :shock:
by Mrs.Feeley
Mon Jul 03, 2017 3:54 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Engagement Ring Insurance
Replies: 46
Views: 3581

Re: Engagement Ring Insurance

Say the ring is lost and you do not want a replacement due to Sentimental Reasons. Will the insurance company pay you the cash value of the insurance policy or just pay you the cost of replacing the same ring? Example: The ring is appraised at $20,000 and you insurance it for $20,000. It is lost an...
by Mrs.Feeley
Fri Jun 30, 2017 4:56 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Engagement Ring Insurance
Replies: 46
Views: 3581

Re: Engagement Ring Insurance

For another view, if it would make your fiancé more comfortable to wear the ring buy the insurance. You can always cancel it later. This. When my husband gave me an engagement ring the thought of wearing an expensive piece of jewelry every day made me very nervous. I added a rider to my apartment i...
by Mrs.Feeley
Thu Jun 29, 2017 2:12 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Missing charge - should I go back and inquire?
Replies: 7
Views: 974

Re: Missing charge - should I go back and inquire?

Check your CC statement at the end of the month. I once had a charge from a retailer that was absent when I checked my card online, but when I contacted the retailer they insisted the charge had gone through. The charge eventually appeared on the monthly statement, but never did show up online. I se...
by Mrs.Feeley
Thu Jun 29, 2017 2:00 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Adverse Possession
Replies: 11
Views: 1957

Re: Adverse Possession

A neighbor planted pines along the edge of a farmer's property to give himself a hunting stand for his cabin. He claimed he was unaware of the property lines. After the farmer died he sued the estate for adverse possession of the property with the pines. According to him he won. Adverse possessions ...
by Mrs.Feeley
Tue Jun 20, 2017 10:20 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Liability with dogs, hypothetical
Replies: 67
Views: 4057

Re: Liability with dogs, hypothetical

It's important to remember that with dogs, any kind of dog, you're always liable for any damages they are involved in causing, even if it's on your property and it's not the dog's fault. It's also important to remember that you will always be at the mercy of your insurance company, even if any damag...
by Mrs.Feeley
Sun Jun 18, 2017 5:16 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Best Financial Advice from Dad (in honor of father's day)
Replies: 78
Views: 6330

Re: Best Financial Advice from Dad (in honor of father's day)

Pay off the mortgage as soon as you can. But remember that life is short. Never hesitate to buy a new suit so that your family will be proud of you, take them out to dinner, or take them on a trip.
by Mrs.Feeley
Thu Jun 15, 2017 7:59 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: GE dishwasher rack coating
Replies: 18
Views: 1350

Re: GE dishwasher rack coating

GE is well known for gouging on repair parts. That, and their decreased reliability, are why I no longer purchase GE appliances for either my home or rental properties. We stopped buying GE appliances for the same reasons. We have a Kenmore dishwasher with a rack that started rusting on its tips wi...
by Mrs.Feeley
Wed Jun 14, 2017 12:58 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Watch Batteries
Replies: 53
Views: 3327

Re: Watch Batteries

I am told that I can not put a battery in it that lasts longer than a year. My watch battery regularly lasts about five years so I don't understand this statement. I used to buy several watch batteries at a time but found that they gradually discharge by the time I need them so now I just buy one a...
by Mrs.Feeley
Tue Jun 13, 2017 11:55 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Have you canceled cable?
Replies: 90
Views: 7229

Re: Have you canceled cable?

We cut cable 16 years ago. Haven't missed it. At the time the rate had just risen to $72/month. That didn't include Internet or premium channels. So figure we've probably saved $20K over the years. We used to borrow movie DVDs from the library but so often found them heavily scratched up and halfway...
by Mrs.Feeley
Sun Jun 11, 2017 11:14 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: uva/uvb clothing
Replies: 12
Views: 1105

Re: uva/uvb clothing

Consumer Reports tested UV-blocking clothing a few years back. They concluded that the Tropicware clothing from LL.Bean and the UV-blocking stuff from Land's End did the best job, and some of the pricey brands fell short. Some subsequent testing showed that certain clothing without advertised built-...
by Mrs.Feeley
Thu Jun 08, 2017 11:19 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: My Wife is having our 5th child. What is an appropriately extravagant push gift?
Replies: 90
Views: 8469

Re: My Wife is having our 5th child. What is an appropriately extravagant push gift?

Why not plant a flowering tree? If you want to be extravagant hire a nursery to plant a more mature tree than the ones at the garden center. Or maybe two or three. Congratulations on the new family member! :beer
by Mrs.Feeley
Thu Jun 08, 2017 10:44 am
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Wisconsin - Madison Meetings - Master Thread
Replies: 108
Views: 26788

Re: Wisconsin - Madison Meetings - Master Thread

Just a reminder that Saturday (day after tomorrow) the Madison Bogleheads will be meeting at Sprecher's at noon.
by Mrs.Feeley
Wed Jun 07, 2017 10:05 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Paint sprayer for outdoor wicker furniture?
Replies: 3
Views: 444

Re: Paint sprayer for outdoor wicker furniture?

For spray-painting I do like Rustoleum but you need to read the reviews on Amazon. There are a few Rustoleum spray paints I've had bad luck with. I would also try to buy paint that's as close in color to the current wicker as possible because it will be impossible to get full coverage of the wicker....
by Mrs.Feeley
Mon Jun 05, 2017 10:54 pm
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Wisconsin - Madison Meetings - Master Thread
Replies: 108
Views: 26788

Re: Wisconsin - Madison Meetings - Master Thread

The Madison-area Bogleheads will be meeting this Saturday, June 10, at noon at Sprecher's Pub on the far west side near Costco's. Join us for fun, good food and lively investing-related discussion. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ In case you misse...
by Mrs.Feeley
Fri Apr 07, 2017 10:31 am
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Wisconsin - Madison Meetings - Master Thread
Replies: 108
Views: 26788

Re: Wisconsin - Madison Meetings - Master Thread

Just a reminder Madison Bogleheads: Join us at our meeting tomorrow morning at Sprecher's. Lawyer Matt Underwood of the Wilson Law Group will be giving a presentation on estate planning, trusts in Wisconsin and other pertinent issues. Like all of our meetings, Bogleheads meetings are free. Your only...
by Mrs.Feeley
Wed Apr 05, 2017 10:18 pm
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Wisconsin - Madison Meetings - Master Thread
Replies: 108
Views: 26788

Re: Wisconsin - Madison Meetings - Master Thread

A reminder to Madison Bogleheads: Join us on Saturday for a presentation and discussion with estate planning attorney Matt Underwood of the Wilson Law Group in Madison. Matt will be giving a presentation on estate planning, trusts in Wisconsin and other pertinent issues. He will be answering questio...
by Mrs.Feeley
Wed Apr 05, 2017 10:15 pm
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Wisconsin - Madison Meetings - Master Thread
Replies: 108
Views: 26788

Re: Wisconsin - Madison Meetings - Master Thread

Agree with BanditKing. I love living in Madison. The people are great, the university offers many opportunities for learning and culture through its superb libraries, plays, concerts and lectures, and the medical center offers excellent medical care. It's also easy to get around town by bus--mostly....
by Mrs.Feeley
Mon Apr 03, 2017 7:55 am
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Wisconsin - Madison Meetings - Master Thread
Replies: 108
Views: 26788

Re: Wisconsin - Madison Meetings - Master Thread

Remember, at our next meeting next Saturday you can ask questions of lawyer Matt Underwood of the Wilson Law Group in Madison. Matt will be giving a presentation on estate planning, trusts in Wisconsin and other pertinent issues at our next luncheon meeting on April 8th. At our last meeting Matt ans...
by Mrs.Feeley
Thu Mar 09, 2017 6:48 am
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Wisconsin - Madison Meetings - Master Thread
Replies: 108
Views: 26788

Re: Wisconsin - Madison Meetings - Master Thread

Lawyer Matt Underwood of the Wilson Law Group in Madison will be giving a presentation on estate planning, trusts in Wisconsin and other pertinent issues at our next luncheon meeting on April 8th. At our last meeting Matt answered members' questions about estate planning and it was a lively discussi...
by Mrs.Feeley
Thu Feb 09, 2017 1:08 am
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Wisconsin - Madison Meetings - Master Thread
Replies: 108
Views: 26788

Re: Wisconsin - Madison Meetings - Master Thread

A reminder: The Madison-area Bogleheads will be meeting this Saturday, Feb. 11, at noon at Sprecher's Pub on the far west side near Costco's. Join us for fun, good food and lively investing-related discussion. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ In ca...
by Mrs.Feeley
Tue Jan 31, 2017 2:09 am
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Wisconsin - Madison Meetings - Master Thread
Replies: 108
Views: 26788

Re: Wisconsin - Madison Meetings - Master Thread

Thank you so much, Peter, for the links! And thank you (quite belatedly) for speaking at our last meeting and sharing your wisdom! The next Madison-area Bogleheads meeting will be on Saturday, February 11th, at noon, at our usual hang-out, the front room at Sprecher's Pub on John Q. Hammonds Dr, nea...
by Mrs.Feeley
Fri Dec 09, 2016 9:25 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Frying pan recommendations
Replies: 53
Views: 4215

Re: Frying pan recommendations

I'm the cook in our house and have 7 cast iron pieces. I think I bought 3 of them new and the others I found at thrift stores or church yard sales. I do use them on my glass-top stove as well as my Weber Kettle. I guess folks give up on them or the heirs want no part of them. Also cherish my Americ...
by Mrs.Feeley
Fri Dec 09, 2016 12:05 pm
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Wisconsin - Madison Meetings - Master Thread
Replies: 108
Views: 26788

Re: Wisconsin - Madison Meetings - Master Thread

You may remember me, I was in Madison for your first meeting a few years ago. I may be able to attend this session as I will be in town for my Grandson's birthday. If you want to talk a little about organization I'd be happy to bring some materials we use in the Twin Cities. You may have progressed...
by Mrs.Feeley
Fri Dec 09, 2016 1:51 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI
Replies: 2648
Views: 849725

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI

"My Journey at the Nuclear Brink" by William J. Perry (Stanford Security Studies, 2015). Memoir chronicling Perry's journey from Silicon Valley entrepreneur designing surveillance technology to track the Soviet's nuclear arsenal to undersecretary of R&D in the Defense Dept. during the ...
by Mrs.Feeley
Thu Dec 08, 2016 10:16 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Amazon Prime Getting Stingy?
Replies: 90
Views: 13432

Re: Amazon Prime Getting Stingy?

Not sure about stingy, but their package delivery on-time metrics are falling off in my book. I'm a Prime member and I paid an extra $20 on top of Prime for 1 day delivery of an auto part I needed. Since it was not delivered on the day promised, a Friday, I lost the entire weekend to use that item ...
by Mrs.Feeley
Wed Dec 07, 2016 9:48 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Amazon Prime Getting Stingy?
Replies: 90
Views: 13432

Re: Amazon Prime Getting Stingy?

About two months ago I ordered an item with 2-day Prime shipping. I really did need the item in two days. The Amazon screen said something like "Select 2-day shipping and receive item by Thursday." Thursday came and the item hadn't even shipped. I called Amazon customer service. I got some...
by Mrs.Feeley
Wed Dec 07, 2016 1:24 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Where to purchase tea
Replies: 13
Views: 1683

Re: Where to purchase tea

Another Boglehead recommended to me Mountain Rose Herbs, and I enjoy their teas very much:
https://www.mountainroseherbs.com/catalog/teas
The Ancient Forest and Assam teas are especially good.
by Mrs.Feeley
Tue Dec 06, 2016 12:20 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What IS this? Salad tongs for elves?
Replies: 61
Views: 7823

Re: What IS this? Salad tongs for elves?

I have no idea if it is indeed a skirt/dress holder... But in my grandmothers kitchen, in rural America, in the seventies, there was one on either side of the kitchen sink. Screwed into the cabinet face. She hung "tea towels" or wash rags on them. We have a winner! A possibly re-purposed ...
by Mrs.Feeley
Tue Dec 06, 2016 12:17 am
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Wisconsin - Madison Meetings - Master Thread
Replies: 108
Views: 26788

Re: Wisconsin - Madison Meetings - Master Thread

Take a break from the holiday madness to join the Madison, WI Bogleheads for investing discussion this... Saturday, December 10, 2016, Noon at Sprecher's That's Sprecher's Pub on the far west side at 1262 John Q. Hammons Dr. near Costco, west of the Beltline All topics are open for discussion. From ...
by Mrs.Feeley
Fri Nov 25, 2016 4:59 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What IS this? Salad tongs for elves?
Replies: 61
Views: 7823

Re: What IS this? Salad tongs for elves?

How about putting the purse and the skirt lifter together in an enclosed frame, then they're a "display picture," no dust, etc. That's a great idea. The reason I haven't put the purse in a frame is that the ornate metal frame on the purse and the big clip is silver and it tarnishes. It wo...
by Mrs.Feeley
Fri Nov 25, 2016 12:04 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What IS this? Salad tongs for elves?
Replies: 61
Views: 7823

Re: What IS this? Salad tongs for elves?

WOW! Mystery solved indeed. Thank you CFM300! And Mouses and the other Bogleheads who've responded. It probably is indeed a clamp to hold up a woman's long skirt while biking. . . . Thanks all! This is great! I actually have a Victorian lady's bicycling purse hanging on a chatelaine on the wall. So...
by Mrs.Feeley
Thu Nov 24, 2016 11:12 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What IS this? Salad tongs for elves?
Replies: 61
Views: 7823

Re: What IS this? Salad tongs for elves?

ResearchMed wrote:What does a Victorian Lady's bicycling purse look like?

:confused

RM


The bicycling purse had a large clip on the top so that one could hang it from one's belt while cycling. As in...

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Victorian-Repou ... SwsTxXjDMj

https://www.etsy.com/listing/216464666/ ... =victorian beaded purse&ref=sr_gallery_22

At least that's what I read online while researching my strange-looking purse. :D
by Mrs.Feeley
Thu Nov 24, 2016 10:15 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What IS this? Salad tongs for elves?
Replies: 61
Views: 7823

Re: What IS this? Salad tongs for elves?

Resembles a crudely made Victorian skirt lifter or dress holder. http://dandyhorsemagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/Skirt-Lifter-1_7_Early_SL_4.jpg m https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/5c/2e/4c/5c2e4c57d6e4188944aa8b5458155ab7.jpg m WOW! Mystery solved indeed. Thank you CFM300! And Mou...
by Mrs.Feeley
Thu Nov 24, 2016 7:20 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What IS this? Salad tongs for elves?
Replies: 61
Views: 7823

Re: What IS this? Salad tongs for elves?

Maybe a curtain ring clamp, something like the following, but with the wooden ring part missing? http://www.deltaangelgroup.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/curtain-rings1-322x220.jpg Yeah! The piece seems heavy to have been screwed into a curtain ring but maybe it was used to fasten some sort of ind...