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by fareastwarriors
Tue Oct 15, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Why are Mazda CX-5’s sales so much less than other brands?
Replies: 40
Views: 3945

Re: Why are Mazda CX-5’s sales so much less than other brands?

I have a 2016 CX-5. Zero issues thus far and still fun to drive.
by fareastwarriors
Tue Oct 08, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Should I sell or keep my 5 year old depreciated Tesla
Replies: 89
Views: 7155

Re: Should I sell or keep my 5 year old depreciated Tesla

You bought it new right? Do you have unlimited supercharging?

Depending on your usage (if at all), that could be worth a few grand right there.
by fareastwarriors
Tue Oct 08, 2019 2:40 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Multiple Large Home Improvement Project Estimates
Replies: 11
Views: 1395

Re: Multiple Large Home Improvement Project Estimates

Go with what home stretch and broken man said. They get it.

I’m in the Sf Bay Area so even a tiny bath remodel is like 30k. There will be pain.

Good luck!
by fareastwarriors
Tue Oct 08, 2019 2:23 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Should I sell or keep my 5 year old depreciated Tesla
Replies: 89
Views: 7155

Re: Should I sell or keep my 5 year old depreciated Tesla

Keep it.

It’s just an old Tesla. Not flashy at all. Drive it as long as you can, boglehead-style .


For your next car, please don’t go back to gasoline.
by fareastwarriors
Sun Oct 06, 2019 1:04 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: IPhone 6 - showing some age
Replies: 98
Views: 9425

Re: IPhone 6 - showing some age

Traded in a 6 for an 11 today.

My wallet lost some weight.
by fareastwarriors
Sun Oct 06, 2019 12:49 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Do people in HCOL areas have a higher net worth and more wealth building potential than LCOL?
Replies: 289
Views: 20560

Re: Do people in HCOL areas have a higher net worth and more wealth building potential than LCOL?

I guess those guys console themselves by saying their shanty-town shacks are just for sleeping anyway. Shed a tear for me. I live in a shack in the SF Bay Area. Somehow the shack still takes so much work to keep clean. I already gotten rid of the front yard grass to reduce my labor. I don't how peo...
by fareastwarriors
Fri Oct 04, 2019 12:23 am
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: I pulled out... How do I get back in?
Replies: 100
Views: 12896

Re: I pulled out... How do I get back in?

It seems like you have a strategy already. If it works for you, stick with it.
by fareastwarriors
Wed Oct 02, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Why not use Margin Loan as eFund?
Replies: 63
Views: 3679

Re: Why not use Margin Loan as eFund?

I used IB margin loan for downpayment for a house. Worked out great, no regrets.
by fareastwarriors
Sun Sep 29, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: "Different" things to do in Tokyo
Replies: 20
Views: 1855

Re: "Different" things to do in Tokyo

Cup Noodles Museum in Yokohama?

Learn history, decorate your own cup, eat noodles, and buy different flavor noodles.
by fareastwarriors
Fri Sep 27, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Cashing out RE appreciation or keeping the rental cash flow?
Replies: 28
Views: 1928

Re: Cashing out RE appreciation or keeping the rental cash flow?

Bogleheads forum -> sell rental, invest in 3-fund portfolio, and live easy.
by fareastwarriors
Thu Sep 26, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Besides Bogleheads, What Are Your Favorite Forums?
Replies: 113
Views: 20060

Re: Besides Bogleheads, What Are Your Favorite Forums?

Corner of Berkshire and Fairfax - value investing
http://www.cornerofberkshireandfairfax. ... /index.php

Real Estate Forums - Real Estate (primarily Bay Area RE and stocks...)
https://realestateforums.net/
by fareastwarriors
Tue Sep 24, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Uber - first time user - will I get picked up
Replies: 36
Views: 3533

Re: Uber - first time user - will I get picked up

Thanks everybody. I think I'll just call the taxi company. Failure to get picked up in a timely manner would be pretty bad. The taxi is going to be ~$25 plus $5 tip. It isn't the money but kind of wouldn't mind trying to be a bit more technologically proficient. Maybe another time. Maybe try it on ...
by fareastwarriors
Sun Sep 22, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Overpaid for my house, next options?
Replies: 53
Views: 8610

Re: Overpaid for my house, next options?

Keep the house, enjoy it, and focus on your day job.
by fareastwarriors
Thu Sep 19, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How to handle "split-the-bill" group lunches?
Replies: 159
Views: 7554

Re: How to handle "split-the-bill" group lunches?

I usually handle this by asking to bow out of the tip. I'll say something like "Do you guys mind getting the tip since I didn't have anything to drink today?". Then I'll tip 0 and tell people how much to add to their tips to cover me. For example, if I would have otherwise tipped $12 in this situat...
by fareastwarriors
Tue Sep 17, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Do You Tip At Counter Service Restaurants?
Replies: 145
Views: 8749

Re: Do You Tip At Counter Service Restaurants?

Why do we have so many threads about tipping?
by fareastwarriors
Mon Sep 16, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Used Tesla S or new Tesla 3?
Replies: 40
Views: 3119

Re: Used Tesla S or new Tesla 3?

Get the 3.

We love the car!
by fareastwarriors
Wed Sep 11, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How old is your cellphone?
Replies: 168
Views: 8676

Re: How old is your cellphone?

I have an iPhone X from about 1 and half ago. I'm ready for 11. Got the cash so why not. I’m in the same position as you, and my X has issues such as dimming the display and slowing down when it’s hot outside. I suspect this is intentional. Oh really? That's too bad. Haven't notice much difference ...
by fareastwarriors
Wed Sep 11, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Hard Money Loans
Replies: 34
Views: 5793

Re: Hard Money Loans

For the record you can finance more conservative deals and charge a bit less in interest. I've lent money for private mortgages that were well collateralized with personal guarantees attached for 5%-7% with no origination fee. Easy money (as long as you don't have to foreclose...). My dad is seller...
by fareastwarriors
Wed Sep 11, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How old is your cellphone?
Replies: 168
Views: 8676

Re: How old is your cellphone?

I have an iPhone X from about 1 and half ago. I'm ready for 11. Got the cash so why not.
by fareastwarriors
Thu Sep 05, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How much do you tip ubereats?
Replies: 35
Views: 2874

Re: How much do you tip ubereats?

Just tip like you would for pizza or Chinese food.
Keep it simple.
by fareastwarriors
Thu Sep 05, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: United Premium Plus vs ANA Premium Economy
Replies: 11
Views: 948

Re: United Premium Plus vs ANA Premium Economy

While Premium Plus has nice fancy sears, I say the ANA hands down if the legroom is somewhat comparable. The service is top notch. The food is also Much better on ANA.

I just flew on United to Narita and ANA to Ho Chi Minh.
by fareastwarriors
Thu Sep 05, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: First-hand experiences with United Basic Economy for families?
Replies: 180
Views: 7263

Re: First-hand experiences with United Basic Economy for families?

Lots of people hate Basic econ but let's be realistic here. Air travel has never been cheaper.

Can you book 2 reservations with one parent taking 2 kids on economy and the other parent does basic? You might not save $400 but maybe can save $50/100?
by fareastwarriors
Wed Sep 04, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Ability to Stream NFL Games (Sundays, Mondays, Thursdays)
Replies: 38
Views: 3628

Re: Ability to Stream NFL Games (Sundays, Mondays, Thursdays)

They don't make it easy that's for sure. Easier to just switch team!
by fareastwarriors
Fri Aug 30, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Bought a home a year back, thinking of selling now
Replies: 51
Views: 5276

Re: Bought a home a year back, thinking of selling now

I've noticed that people who spend a lot of money on a house tend to call it a home. I don't think I could stand to tie up that much money in a house. The economics of the bay area fascinate me in much the same way that it can be fun to watch a huge hornet's nest, unless you're too close and it get...
by fareastwarriors
Fri Aug 30, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Bought a home a year back, thinking of selling now
Replies: 51
Views: 5276

Re: Bought a home a year back, thinking of selling now

This has been my concern - prices going down, impending recession. I can say I worry a lot but in this case may be because i can see through the next few years being rough - recession, drop in home price. I see a lot of good suggestions but I wonder for folks who have seen their home prices go down...
by fareastwarriors
Fri Aug 30, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Advice: Refuse delivery of a damaged item!
Replies: 11
Views: 1180

Re: Advice: Refuse delivery of a damaged item!

Just return it and rebuy.
by fareastwarriors
Tue Aug 20, 2019 12:11 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: DSL Advice
Replies: 29
Views: 1656

Re: DSL Advice

Can you use your phone and hot spot your laptops? Or just use your phone's LTE and use bank/brokerage's mobile websites/apps.

Use the DSL for regular items and use phone's LTE for more sensitive information?
by fareastwarriors
Mon Aug 19, 2019 11:53 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Anyonw driving Uber for fun and pocket money in retirement?
Replies: 111
Views: 11014

Re: Anyonw driving Uber for fun and pocket money in retirement?

Be okay with making minimum wage or so since it's flexible.

Also you can do food deliveries for UberEats, GrubHub, DoorDash, PostMates, and etc.

You can do packages or groceries with Amazon Flex, Shipt, Instacart, and etc.


Again, do it for the flexibility, not the pay...
by fareastwarriors
Sat Aug 17, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Uber Driving
Replies: 30
Views: 2294

Re: Uber Driving

Flexibility is key here. Work more or less, it's up to you.You could probably make a bit more minimum wage after expenses depending how busy you are. You could also try Amazon Flex or deliver food if you don't want to mess with people in your car. No one drive Uber to make real money. They are doing...
by fareastwarriors
Tue Aug 06, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Amazon Prime - Value?
Replies: 114
Views: 10995

Re: Amazon Prime - Value?

If Prime is of low value to you, could you share the account with others. Obviously you should only share with those you absolutely trust but it's great when you have 2/3/4 people using it...

You can have multiple credit cards and shipping addresses on your profile no problem.
by fareastwarriors
Tue Aug 06, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Are you getting rid of your gas appliances?
Replies: 43
Views: 3137

Re: Are you getting rid of your gas appliances?

That’s really insane as gas is much cheaper than electricity where I am. I’d much rather have everything run on gas that electricity. Gas is much cheaper in California, too (where Berkeley is). Moreover, the state has approved going to ToU pricing as of next fall, so electric rates will increase ~5...
by fareastwarriors
Tue Aug 06, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Are you getting rid of your gas appliances?
Replies: 43
Views: 3137

Re: Are you getting rid of your gas appliances?

How do I Wok it out without gas? hmmm
by fareastwarriors
Mon Aug 05, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: "Duty Free" shops at Airports
Replies: 44
Views: 4058

Re: "Duty Free" shops at Airports

I buy liquor that I can't get in the US to give or to drink.
by fareastwarriors
Thu Aug 01, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Talk me out of buying a Tesla Model 3
Replies: 554
Views: 44928

Re: Talk me out of buying a Tesla Model 3

My M3 performance is slowest car on the road. After I saw shockingly high mph number on the screen when I was *slowing down* after passing some traffic on my daily commute, I decided to always drive it under the speed limit. Ironically, I drive much faster when I am in my older jalopies. This car w...
by fareastwarriors
Mon Jul 29, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Acquisition of Tableau by Salesforce
Replies: 3
Views: 662

Re: Acquisition of Tableau by Salesforce

Do you want to hold Salesforce stock? If not, sell your Tableau shares outright.
by fareastwarriors
Thu Jul 25, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Do people in HCOL areas have a higher net worth and more wealth building potential than LCOL?
Replies: 289
Views: 20560

Re: Do people in HCOL areas have a higher net worth and more wealth building potential than LCOL?

Being in tech in the Bay Area, I would say definitely yes. However there is a large stratification in the Bay Area between the top paying tech companies and some of the middling ones. My food, car, medical and other costs are roughly equivalent to what they would be in any other town in the U.S. Ho...
by fareastwarriors
Tue Jul 23, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Uber Without Smartphone
Replies: 103
Views: 7414

Re: Uber Without Smartphone

For the way back issue, you can schedule rides in advance for a specific time with Lyft and Uber. As long as you don't mind scheduling a specific return time you should be able to schedule the return trip from the grocery etc. The only risk with scheduling a ride is that the driver who accepted the...
by fareastwarriors
Tue Jul 23, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Uber Without Smartphone
Replies: 103
Views: 7414

Re: Uber Without Smartphone

For the way back issue, you can schedule rides in advance for a specific time with Lyft and Uber. As long as you don't mind scheduling a specific return time you should be able to schedule the return trip from the grocery etc. The only risk with scheduling a ride is that the driver who accepted the...
by fareastwarriors
Tue Jul 23, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Uber Without Smartphone
Replies: 103
Views: 7414

Re: Uber Without Smartphone

Ask your step daughter or someone else with the app to order the ride. Give them your location and destination.
by fareastwarriors
Tue Jul 09, 2019 1:10 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Keep or Sell Rental Real Estate
Replies: 18
Views: 1131

Re: Keep or Sell Rental Real Estate

I'm sorry but you know this the BH forum. 98/100 Bogleheads will tell you to sell rental real estate. Everyone here just do the 3-fund portfolio. Keep it simple. Nothing wrong with it. I know I'm being a bit extreme here but I rarely ever see people saying to buy/keep rental real estate. It's just m...
by fareastwarriors
Tue Jul 02, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: HCOL vs LCOL Dilemma
Replies: 96
Views: 5085

Re: HCOL vs LCOL Dilemma

People in HCOL areas often overestimate how much cheaper other cities are, especially since people tend to adopt a different lifestyle when they move. $400-500k sounds low for housing. In IT, Austin is the place to be rather than Dallas in Texas, but you will definitely be able to find $200k jobs i...
by fareastwarriors
Tue Jul 02, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: HCOL vs LCOL Dilemma
Replies: 96
Views: 5085

Re: HCOL vs LCOL Dilemma

1) If you believe that you have diversity in a $1m+ neighborhood, we have a different definition of diversity. KlangFool, what you are missing is that in many CA neighborhoods, all the homes cost $1M+, but the only people who need to afford that are newcomers who buy i n. Plenty of diversity in the...
by fareastwarriors
Tue Jul 02, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Shower room with Window but no Exhaust Fan: Mildew Prevention
Replies: 34
Views: 2582

Re: Shower room with Window but no Exhaust Fan: Mildew Prevention

Can you leave the door open when you shower? :shock:

Don't take long hot baths so there will less steam build up.

(Yes, the best is to install a vent!)
by fareastwarriors
Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: US Chapters
Topic: Post your Financial Milestone Announcements Here
Replies: 941
Views: 125595

Re: Hit double comma net worth!

Awesome, Congratulations!

Keep up the good work.