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by barber
Fri Nov 01, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Best CD rates thread
Replies: 389
Views: 41101

Re: Best CD rates thread

I just opened my first PSECU certificate and was disappointed that I could not add a beneficiary without using their tenative trust form
by barber
Tue Oct 08, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Best CD rates thread
Replies: 389
Views: 41101

Re: Best CD rates thread

The Early Retirement Forum has an ongoing post
by barber
Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:21 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Family Help
Replies: 10
Views: 1762

Re: Family Help

Thanks for the thoughts
by barber
Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Family Help
Replies: 10
Views: 1762

Re: Family Help

MONTHLY BILLS re taxes 146 auto ins 57 home ins 62 rx ins 77 med ins 248 aarp united health n. gas 123 util-w,t,s,e 184 electric is HIGH cable 90 looking to reduce or eliminate prescripts 85 out of pockets cost phone 46 landline, no cell Born and raised in this small town. Utilities are bought and r...
by barber
Tue Jul 09, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Family Help
Replies: 10
Views: 1762

Family Help

UPDATE A little headway on helping my brother. We changed car and home insurance, saves about $100 per month. Rental house is pending sale, another potential headache removed. I am planning that he will need income to cover monthly bill deficit and spending. The total funds will be about 175k. He ha...
by barber
Wed Jun 26, 2019 8:17 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Clearing undergrowth and bush
Replies: 37
Views: 2636

Re: Clearing undergrowth and bush

A couple of goats will eat most of what you want removed and fertilize as they work.
by barber
Fri Jan 25, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Vanguard stole $0.01?
Replies: 80
Views: 6221

Re: Vanguard stole $0.01?

Maybe it's time to move to EDJ
by barber
Fri Jan 25, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Hearing Aids
Replies: 45
Views: 3594

Re: Hearing Aids

UPDATE After consulting a major retailer and a private audiologist and never having any hearing aids I have opted for the audiologist. The explanation and added testing of my hearing loss made my decision easier. I do believe that had I been using hearing aids I may have tried Costco. I also would n...
by barber
Mon Jan 21, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Hearing Aids
Replies: 45
Views: 3594

Re: Hearing Aids

Thanks for all the info. I am shocked at pricing. My insurance carrier, Federal BCBS, recommends Beltone and that was my initial contact. Basic 3 channel units $2599 per pair, fully covered.. The mid range 9 channel are $4500-$5200. The rechargeable 17 channel are $6500. These are all after my insur...
by barber
Sun Jan 20, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Hearing Aids
Replies: 45
Views: 3594

Re: Hearing Aids

Will talk to Costco
NOT a candidate for the cochlear Thanks
by barber
Sat Jan 19, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Hearing Aids
Replies: 45
Views: 3594

Hearing Aids

I have been diagnosed with moderate to severe loss of the high frequency sounds. I feel like I'm shopping for a car. My insurance will fully pay for a basic 3 channel set(both ears) and then we proceed to the 6,9 or 17 channel. I could afford any of them so what or how does a person do that would al...
by barber
Sat Jan 19, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What is a Boglehead funeral/burial?
Replies: 153
Views: 9141

Re: What is a Boglehead funeral/burial?

+1 0n the body donation with free cremation. I have choice of using there burial place or family can claim and dispose as they choose. They will pick up body within a 125 mile range.
by barber
Sun Jan 13, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: USPS price increase on 1/27/19
Replies: 74
Views: 7183

Re: USPS price increase on 1/27/19

My post yesterday got me banned for showing where and how to order. I tried to save some time and failed to list it correctly and admin thought I was a scammer. NOT TRUE I apologize, but I meant no harm. I have made a few purchases of the ebay forever stamps @ $0.34. My first purchase I took to the ...
by barber
Sat Jan 12, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: USPS price increase on 1/27/19
Replies: 74
Views: 7183

Re: USPS price increase on 1/27/19

Ebay still has Forever stamps @ $0.35 for 500 minimum.
by barber
Sat Jan 05, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: USPS price increase on 1/27/19
Replies: 74
Views: 7183

Re: USPS price increase on 1/27/19

Ebay offers Forever stamps @ .35 minimum of 500
by barber
Wed Oct 24, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Block fireplace draft
Replies: 19
Views: 1359

Re: Block fireplace draft

We use chimney balloons
by barber
Sun Jun 24, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Adding a trust to your homeowner's policy
Replies: 56
Views: 5545

Re: Adding a trust to your homeowner's policy

Our policy has husband and wife listed as the insured, but the deed list's the house in our trust name. Potentially we are not covered.
by barber
Sun Jun 24, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Adding a trust to your homeowner's policy
Replies: 56
Views: 5545

Adding a trust to your homeowner's policy

The following was posed on the Early Retirement Forum by member Ready and I find myself needing the same information. Our home is in a trust, and it occurred to me that I need to add the trust as an additionally insured on our homeowners and umbrella policies. We are with Allstate and our agent is r...
by barber
Wed Aug 30, 2017 8:40 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: TaxAct for $13.50
Replies: 41
Views: 5378

Re: TaxAct for $13.50

My email, for returning users, stated to log in and go to 2016 tax forms and to click auto pay. This is for 2017 tax act deluxe @ 13.50, state and federal.
by barber
Mon Apr 11, 2016 7:54 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: When the rubber hits the road [Progressive Dementia thread with merged updates]
Replies: 108
Views: 10477

Re: An Update on my condition - dementia is not fun

Thanks for the update. So glad things are better than anticipated originally. I sent you the email awhile back asking for an update and I am thankful that you were able to respond. Please when able keep us posted.
by barber
Fri Nov 13, 2015 9:35 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Penfed $100 credit
Replies: 7
Views: 3260

Re: Penfed $100 credit

FROM WEBSITE $100 Statement Credit Bonus Offer PenFed Platinum Rewards Visa Signature®, PenFed Promise Visa®, PenFed Defender Visa Signature®, PenFed PlatinumCash Rewards Visa®, PenFed Gold Visa®, or PenFed Defender American Express® Accounts approved and issued from July 15, 2015 through December 3...
by barber
Wed Sep 09, 2015 10:24 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: can you recommend a good waterproof men's winter boot
Replies: 37
Views: 4068

Re: can you recommend a good waterproof men's winter boot

DW and I are long time users of Muck boots. They are reasonably priced and come in many styles.
by barber
Wed Aug 26, 2015 3:34 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Siblings sharing a room until what age?
Replies: 15
Views: 2843

Re: Siblings sharing a room until what age?

[OT comment removed by admin LadyGeek]
by barber
Wed Aug 26, 2015 3:28 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Recommendations for steam mop
Replies: 18
Views: 2937

Re: Recommendations for steam mop

We have a Bissell and have used it for about 4 years and quite happy. We also bought our daughter the same for use on her laminated wood floors and she really likes it.
by barber
Wed Jul 22, 2015 9:12 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Peak vs. Off Peak Energy Hours (New Jersey)
Replies: 8
Views: 3108

Re: Peak vs. Off Peak Energy Hours (New Jersey)

I live in Ohio and our supplier is LMRE. Summer schedule ( May 23-Spt. 23 ) Peak 2-10pm M-F ; Off peak -weekends, Memorial day, July 4,Labor day and all other hours not listed. Winter (9-23-5-22) on peak hours 6am-10am & 5pm-10pm; Off peak weekends, Christmas, New years and a;; other hours not listed.
by barber
Wed May 27, 2015 2:30 pm
Forum: Non-US Investing
Topic: Problem with international wire transfer
Replies: 16
Views: 2231

Re: Problem with international wire transfer

I send $100.00 each time and the fee is $.50, not 2.5%
by barber
Wed May 27, 2015 1:57 pm
Forum: Non-US Investing
Topic: Problem with international wire transfer
Replies: 16
Views: 2231

Re: Problem with international wire transfer

I send money to Slovakia using pay pal and the fee is $.50 which is withdrawn from person receiving the funds. We send to their pay pal account and it is then deposited into a checking account.
by barber
Fri Apr 24, 2015 7:46 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Part B or not Part B, that is the question
Replies: 17
Views: 1902

Re: Part B or not Part B, that is the question

Retiredjg: "Did your spouse retire within the last 8 months? Or did you guys drop your FEHB coverage within the last 8 months? Orhave your FEHB coverage?" We have retained Anthem federal and I chose to add the part B do to additional health issues and believed the combination of part B plus the Fede...
by barber
Thu Apr 23, 2015 7:23 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Part B or not Part B, that is the question
Replies: 17
Views: 1902

Re: Part B or not Part B, that is the question

I have recently went thru this process. I am 73 and the spouse of a retired postal employee. When I turned 65 I contacted OPM and received paperwork to take to SS office proving I had medical coverage and was staying on my spouse's plan. I just enrolled in part B with NO PENALTY and paying $104.95 m...
by barber
Thu Jan 23, 2014 9:28 am
Forum: US Chapters
Topic: Taylor's 90th Birthday
Replies: 272
Views: 35518

Re: TAYLOR'S UPCOMING 90th BIRTHDAY

Happy Birthday Taylor and thanks again for your responses to my private emails. Your suggestions were well thought out and very helpful. Hope to be hearing from you for many more years.
by barber
Wed Dec 19, 2012 10:55 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Buying Used Prius
Replies: 8
Views: 1599

Re: Buying Used Prius

I have used Edmunds.com combined with KBB values when negotiating privately. In my experience(last six months) I saved on a private sale over 2k on an 06 Ford pickup.
by barber
Thu Nov 22, 2012 9:15 am
Forum: US Chapters
Topic: A THANKSGIVING TO REMEMBER
Replies: 18
Views: 2592

Re: A THANKSGIVING TO REMEMBER

Thanks to all who contribute so much this site and to those that are serving or have served our country.
by barber
Sun Sep 09, 2012 10:03 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: 2 Comma Club
Replies: 60
Views: 9055

Re: 2 Comma Club

Congratulations!! We arrived at that level this year without inclusion of anything but investments. The biggest goal that was achieved was my Dad always hoped one of his children could attain this feat. I never expected it to be me. It was slow and steady investing and time. We hope it will be enoug...
by barber
Fri Sep 07, 2012 8:50 am
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: SSCritic praise
Replies: 64
Views: 7384

Re: SSCritic praise

THANK YOU sscritic for all you do for us.
by barber
Wed Jul 18, 2012 1:40 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Fee Only Advisor
Replies: 4
Views: 714

Re: Fee Only Advisor

Thanks for the ideas. He has a friend at AXA advisors that is pursuing him also. I sent the info hoping to derail him.
by barber
Tue Jul 17, 2012 9:35 am
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Fee Only Advisor
Replies: 4
Views: 714

Fee Only Advisor

My son-law needs help escaping E. Jones and I would like some recommendations for fee only advisors in Cincinatti Oh. I researched garrett but they have no offices close. He likes a face to face person as I have been offering Vanguard and R. Ferri. THANKS for any help.
by barber
Tue May 15, 2012 12:19 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Hair clippers? Any self-barbers out there?
Replies: 42
Views: 7559

Re: Hair clippers? Any self-barbers out there?

Top -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Re: Hair clippers? Any self-barbers out there? by bru » Tue May 15, 2012 9:59 am Kind of funny that you post on a forum for do it yourself investors. It's called DIY for a reason. Some people prefer to do things on ...
by barber
Tue May 15, 2012 8:42 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Hair clippers? Any self-barbers out there?
Replies: 42
Views: 7559

Re: Hair clippers? Any self-barbers out there?

I have enjoyed repairing many of these home haircuts over the past 45 years. Please keep up the suggestions for future clients. I have wondered why it is always barbers that have screwed the public by over charging. Why aren't you men on here cutting and primping your wife and daughter's hair and na...
by barber
Wed Aug 31, 2011 7:13 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Schwab Bank will no longer sponsor credit cards
Replies: 138
Views: 26343

The FIA rep stated that BoA has or is designating some accounts PRESTIGE accounts that would continue the rewards.
by barber
Tue Aug 30, 2011 4:25 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Schwab Bank will no longer sponsor credit cards
Replies: 138
Views: 26343

I called FIA last evening on another issue and was told that our account WOULD retain the 2% rewards.
by barber
Mon Aug 30, 2010 3:56 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Penfed cd in place of spia
Replies: 21
Views: 3712

THANK YOU to all who replied. I am going with the 10 year cd.
by barber
Thu Aug 26, 2010 9:39 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Penfed cd in place of spia
Replies: 21
Views: 3712

Penfed cd in place of spia

First time poster and have been looking at the new 10 year cd reservations from penfed. 5% with 4.88 dividend. I would still have my principle and a decent monthly return. I am 68 years old. Any thoughts? Thanks My question is the logic or lack of a 10 year spia against this 10 year cd. My wife is 1...