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by 4nursebee
Sat May 18, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: $ Decisions: environmental, save the planet, organic, etc
Replies: 29
Views: 1474

Re: $ Decisions: environmental, save the planet, organic, etc

I don't find any of these to be purely economic decisions -- and even if they were, there are other, hard to measure economic benefits from some of them. Choosing leaner meat, for example, may mean reduced medical expenses or improved general health later -- good luck finding the numbers for the co...
by 4nursebee
Sat May 18, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Buying a "new" car - Advice pls
Replies: 68
Views: 4366

Re: Buying a "new" car - Advice pls

I would do what you want. Almost anything can work for you. I see calculators that say 10-20% of take home is what to allocate for monthly new car payment, others that say <33% total take home going to debt. There is a continuum of enjoy now or enjoy later, decide where you want to fall. I have alwa...
by 4nursebee
Sat May 18, 2019 5:19 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Refinancing medical school loans?
Replies: 19
Views: 1656

Re: Refinancing medical school loans?

Don't some education loans offer 1/4% discount if set on autopay? Mine did, years ago.
by 4nursebee
Fri May 17, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Airbnb Rental
Replies: 12
Views: 1445

Re: Airbnb Rental

Yes to the location comments. Long time hosts in our town, since the first year. Expenses not covered by our reasonable $49 a night. I am likely to change how we present things in a way that might be better marketed, while raising rates. We do not get lots of business. Others do $20 a night and have...
by 4nursebee
Fri May 17, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: $ Decisions: environmental, save the planet, organic, etc
Replies: 29
Views: 1474

Re: $ Decisions: environmental, save the planet, organic, etc

I agree that discussions of health claims and similar ought not become the focus of such discussion. I do think individuals can write about how they think of them economically in decision making. This was discussed some so linked here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tragedy_of_the_commons and also: h...
by 4nursebee
Fri May 17, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: $ Decisions: environmental, save the planet, organic, etc
Replies: 29
Views: 1474

Re: $ Decisions: environmental, save the planet, organic, etc

Environmental stewardship matters If humanity's newspaper only came out twice a century, the latest one would have two headlines on the front page. The first would be a celebration of human development (reductions in poverty, illiteracy and malnutrition, increases in lifespan!). The second headline...
by 4nursebee
Fri May 17, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: $ Decisions: environmental, save the planet, organic, etc
Replies: 29
Views: 1474

Re: $ Decisions: environmental, save the planet, organic, etc

Consumer product choices increasingly seem to offer slightly intangible benefits. I don't think you mean intangible. If you want to make the case that something is better for your health or the environment, that is tangible. Even if you as an individual can't see or don't know how to evaluate the e...
by 4nursebee
Fri May 17, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: $ Decisions: environmental, save the planet, organic, etc
Replies: 29
Views: 1474

$ Decisions: environmental, save the planet, organic, etc

Feel free to suggest a better subject heading, was not sure how to word it. Consumer product choices increasingly seem to offer slightly intangible benefits. Many choices are available in the food aisles: Organic, free range, non GMO, etc.. One can also choose to buy greener cars: Hybrids, Electric,...
by 4nursebee
Mon May 13, 2019 6:07 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Computer issues, fix vs replace
Replies: 33
Views: 1945

Re: Computer issues, fix vs replace

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums ... try4736974

I just did the following and think I found the fix. This was very frustrating!

When sites were open in MS Edge, did not notice, that is what prompted to search for chrome issues
by 4nursebee
Sat May 11, 2019 3:44 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Computer issues, fix vs replace
Replies: 33
Views: 1945

Computer issues, fix vs replace

My computer for a second time is giving me heartache. Text on the screen is screwy on most web pages, reloading the page helps but not for long. Frustrating to use. Basically half of each letter disappears. Last time I removed an update and the computer went back to normal. This time I can't clearly...
by 4nursebee
Wed May 08, 2019 3:34 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Indian cookbooks
Replies: 25
Views: 2378

Re: Indian cookbooks

Yamuna Devi wrote a book called lord krishna’s Cuisine: the art of Indian vegetarian cooking. I consider it my bible of vegetarian Indian.

Hare Krishna
by 4nursebee
Mon May 06, 2019 3:31 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: bare root trees - best place or website to purchase from?
Replies: 35
Views: 1940

Re: bare root trees - best place or website to purchase from?

Trapper wrote:
Sun May 05, 2019 5:42 pm
I’d take a look at:
http://musserforests.com/

I agree.
by 4nursebee
Sat May 04, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: At 28, I Don't See How I Can Make Any Projections for My Retirement Amount or Age?
Replies: 83
Views: 5883

Re: At 28, I Don't See How I Can Make Any Projections for My Retirement Amount or Age?

I agree that it is tough to determine things precisely. However I found that by starting with some kind of a firm plan or idea based upon my best guess of what it would take provided a goal to shoot for which in turn demanded specific actions and evaluation. In short: 1. Determine what you want. 2. ...
by 4nursebee
Tue Apr 23, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Tesla Model 3 Owners: Your experience so far
Replies: 80
Views: 12187

Re: Tesla Model 3 Owners: Your experience so far

Reg FD: I am not an owner. Having said that, we just rented a 3 for a week. It was a LR RWD variant. Great fun. Some fear to get over with AP. Older folks not interested in trying AP when testing the car. I could not see how someone could EVER go to sleep while in the AP mode. Put on miles. 3 bogus ...
by 4nursebee
Tue Apr 16, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: $1.1 million rental portfolio, but tired of being a landlord
Replies: 87
Views: 10850

Re: $1.1 million rental portfolio, but tired of being a landlord

1. How the H does the net of 50K come from 130K income unless there is already a highly paid property manager already? 2. I hate posts that are posted on behalf of other "investors". 3. If you were local, I would buy them all and be a better manager! 4. If the 50K really does come from 130K, LOUSY r...
by 4nursebee
Sat Apr 13, 2019 4:36 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Talk me in/out of $35k Tesla Model 3
Replies: 286
Views: 18856

Re: Talk me in/out of $35k Tesla Model 3

This interview suggests to me that the 35K car ought not be the one that is purchased. AI, Musk, MIT, AP, FSD

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dEv99vxKjVI
by 4nursebee
Fri Apr 12, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Talk me in/out of $35k Tesla Model 3
Replies: 286
Views: 18856

Re: Talk me in/out of $35k Tesla Model 3

Tesla 3 vs Porsche Cayman link follows, sounds like it is a lot like a Porsche Cayman: https://www.teslarati.com/tesla-model-3-performance-power-boost-vs-ferrari-458/ It even gets compared to one of the fastest Ferraris ever Here is C&D's track testing of a Model S at VIR that didn't go too well......
by 4nursebee
Fri Apr 12, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Talk me in/out of $35k Tesla Model 3
Replies: 286
Views: 18856

Re: Talk me in/out of $35k Tesla Model 3

The Model 3 doesn't provide you the ability to easily get in/out of the car, which seems like a basic requirement for a ny vehicle . Yet you are "amazed" at the car and think it is a "terrific" vehicle? Sports cars are not easy entry nor exit. Not everything is built like an SUV. Mind SUVs aren't g...
by 4nursebee
Fri Apr 12, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Talk me in/out of $35k Tesla Model 3
Replies: 286
Views: 18856

Re: Talk me in/out of $35k Tesla Model 3

The above info is a lie, the 35K car is still available "for the time being" as stated in the article. OK. You can't find a 35K Model 3 on Tesla's website anymore to order. It is $39,500 now in most basic form. It was only kind of rolled out a few weeks ago. The car essentially never existed except...
by 4nursebee
Fri Apr 12, 2019 4:31 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Talk me in/out of $35k Tesla Model 3
Replies: 286
Views: 18856

Re: Talk me in/out of $35k Tesla Model 3

madbrain wrote:
Fri Apr 12, 2019 1:30 am
If OP didn't pull the trigger yet, he missed his chance.
The Tesla model 3 is no longer $35k.

https://electrek.co/2019/04/11/telsa-35000-model-3/
The above info is a lie, the 35K car is still available "for the time being" as stated in the article.
by 4nursebee
Mon Apr 08, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Talk me in/out of $35k Tesla Model 3
Replies: 286
Views: 18856

Re: Talk me in/out of $35k Tesla Model 3

WOW, this car/driver makes it go, video at track: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F3IHb8R ... e=youtu.be
by 4nursebee
Mon Apr 08, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: How far from retirement should you start adjusting asset allocation?
Replies: 14
Views: 1304

Re: How far from retirement should you start adjusting asset allocation?

It depends. Good work on the $. What are your expenses? How will you fund health insurance? I recall longer retirements require larger stock allocations to capture growth. One of us is less than a year from retiring, the other could quit though emotional comfort and insurance will keep one of us wor...
by 4nursebee
Sun Apr 07, 2019 3:50 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Huge AirBNB Cancellation Charge
Replies: 123
Views: 7497

Re: Huge AIrBNB Cancellation Charge

This is the mold that covered the ceiling of the last AirBandB that I stayed at. I asked for half my money back. The owner wrote a scathing/false review of me--even though I was very polite and didn't do anything wrong. He was just angry that I asked for a partial refund. AirBandB agreed and gave m...
by 4nursebee
Sat Apr 06, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Huge AirBNB Cancellation Charge
Replies: 123
Views: 7497

Re: Huge AIrBNB Cancellation Charge

Sounds like a good reason to read the rules first. A fair number of Airbnb reservation requests come from people that seem to fail to undergo any legit effort. Kind of a point and click generation? For example, one of our listings clearly says in the title the words "shared bath" Someone tried to ma...
by 4nursebee
Fri Apr 05, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Talk me out of buying a Tesla Model 3
Replies: 388
Views: 29160

Re: Talk me out of buying a Tesla Model 3

There are other reasons to consider owning a Tesla Model 3: 1. It is cheaper than a Camry: https://ark-invest.com/research/model-3-vs-camry 2. The car could be used for the tesla ride sharing coming in the future: https://ark-invest.com/research/teslas-autonomous-opportunity https://ark-invest.com/r...
by 4nursebee
Fri Apr 05, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Talk me out of buying a Tesla Model 3
Replies: 388
Views: 29160

Re: Talk me out of buying a Tesla Model 3

Great video featuring the guy that broke down and analyzed the car:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_cont ... DucRxWz_58
by 4nursebee
Fri Mar 29, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: How often do you check your net worth?
Replies: 257
Views: 14558

Re: How often do you check your net worth?

Net worth if it includes RE? Never. Not worthwhile or useful. Each month we total up our expenses and categorize them. We also total up non RE holdings and RE debt. So monthly. Interesting. This would be saying to Apple or Microsoft. Only the Income Statement matters. Your Balance Sheet does not ma...
by 4nursebee
Fri Mar 29, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: How often do you check your net worth?
Replies: 257
Views: 14558

Re: How often do you check your net worth?

Net worth if it includes RE? Never. Not worthwhile or useful.

Each month we total up our expenses and categorize them. We also total up non RE holdings and RE debt. So monthly.
by 4nursebee
Fri Mar 29, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What to see in Philly?
Replies: 87
Views: 5741

Re: What to see in Philly?

Reading terminal market is a great idea, plenty to eat, see, smell, and take in the vibe of a great market in a historic building. Get your shoes shined. I recall some great "Amish" meals, a crepe making stall, and candy shop, a honey shop, spice shop, book store, beer garden, one of the best pastra...
by 4nursebee
Fri Mar 22, 2019 4:02 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Is my doctor a scam?
Replies: 33
Views: 4518

Re: Is my doctor a scam?

Perhaps your doctor is asking random strangers of the internet if his/her patient is a scam?
by 4nursebee
Tue Mar 19, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Tesla Model Y
Replies: 127
Views: 8081

Re: Tesla Model Y

A fancy tsla charge station is not required.

I bet a dryer outlet would do well enough.
by 4nursebee
Tue Mar 19, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Tesla Model Y
Replies: 127
Views: 8081

Re: Tesla Model Y

When calculating fuel savings, always throw the default numbers used in calculators out the window and use your own real numbers. I used the model S calculator a number of times for fun and found their savings numbers, using their defaults to be 10 times what my actual savings would be. Easy enough...
by 4nursebee
Sun Mar 17, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Tesla Model Y
Replies: 127
Views: 8081

Re: Tesla Model Y

dustinst22 wrote:
Sun Mar 17, 2019 6:15 pm
4nursebee wrote:
Sun Mar 17, 2019 5:32 pm

What I could find is cargo space
Model Y is 66 cubic feet
Rav4 is 35.6-38.4 cubic feet.

I'm assuming this is with seats folded down. Rav4 is 70 cubic feet with seats down.
Yes, I did not work hard enough, went with the first search result
by 4nursebee
Sun Mar 17, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Tesla Model Y
Replies: 127
Views: 8081

Re: Tesla Model Y

ncbill wrote:
Sun Mar 17, 2019 5:04 pm
Is there a size comparison anywhere?

E.g. Model Y vs. Rav4, etc.
What I could find is cargo space
Model Y is 66 cubic feet
Rav4 is 35.6-38.4 cubic feet.
by 4nursebee
Sat Mar 16, 2019 4:26 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Tesla Model Y
Replies: 127
Views: 8081

Re: Tesla Model Y

I was interested in discussions of the car, but once again a Tesla thread will become an ad hominem attack on its CEO and shorts “talking their book.” Unfollowing. I was enjoying the good discussion too, but then quickly fell to crap. Maybe it’s safe to come back without the thread getting hijacked...
by 4nursebee
Fri Mar 15, 2019 3:44 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Tesla Model Y
Replies: 127
Views: 8081

Re: Tesla Model Y

I just watched a 12 min rehash, eh, ok. Did not get my blood pumping, kind of like BH investing.
I like the 66 ft3 of cargo space, much more than the 15 in the 3, and approaching the 73 in my current ride.
Could work for us.
by 4nursebee
Thu Mar 14, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Graphics problems
Replies: 8
Views: 463

Re: Graphics problems

2014 is when we bought it
by 4nursebee
Thu Mar 14, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Tesla Model Y
Replies: 127
Views: 8081

Tesla Model Y

Anyone else keeping abreast of things tonight? The new crossover is being revealed. I drove by my local service and sales centers today, all looked well. Not as many cars as end of quarter last. Of note, a freshly washed model 3 with temp tags turned off a side street I had not known of Tesla having...
by 4nursebee
Thu Mar 14, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Graphics problems
Replies: 8
Views: 463

Re: Graphics problems

Cache was not the fix.
I uninstalled windows security update KB4489868 a few minutes ago and thus far all looks good!
Thank you.
by 4nursebee
Thu Mar 14, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Graphics problems
Replies: 8
Views: 463

Graphics problems

My computer recently updated itself.
Many web pages now load fuzzy. Refreshing the screen tends to fix them.
Any pointers?

Lets see if this link works to show it.
https://photos.app.goo.gl/9ooeS9XdZGoXdWBd7
by 4nursebee
Wed Mar 13, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Business investment (Depreciation and taxes)
Replies: 1
Views: 142

Business investment (Depreciation and taxes)

We recently had our taxes done and were very surprised at our refund, it was much larger than expected. We had a lot of business related investments this year (farm and RE) and I expect they explain the refund. It seems the government really encourages business investment. I was talking to another b...
by 4nursebee
Tue Mar 12, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Can i rely on rental property?
Replies: 64
Views: 5426

Re: Can i rely on rental property?

Not enough information. What is your ROI? What ROI did you expect when you started? Why did you buy a building you think might fall down? If you want consensus from BH strangers, the consensus comes down against rentals. Over and over. Many former landlords, many too scared. Returns are ENHANCED by...
by 4nursebee
Tue Mar 12, 2019 4:15 am
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Can i rely on rental property?
Replies: 64
Views: 5426

Re: Can i rely on rental property?

Not enough information. What is your ROI? What ROI did you expect when you started? Why did you buy a building you think might fall down? If you want consensus from BH strangers, the consensus comes down against rentals. Over and over. Many former landlords, many too scared. Returns are ENHANCED by ...
by 4nursebee
Fri Mar 08, 2019 7:28 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Spending Moral Support
Replies: 19
Views: 1716

Re: Spending Moral Support

Same boat here.
Health care.
Fear.
by 4nursebee
Thu Mar 07, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Repair or Sell 2002 Avalon
Replies: 32
Views: 2355

Re: Repair or Sell 2002 Avalon

PM sent
by 4nursebee
Thu Mar 07, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Tesla Model 3 with young kids.
Replies: 16
Views: 1647

Re: Model 3 with young kids.

With the autonomous features coming your children might even be able to drive the car soon.
by 4nursebee
Tue Mar 05, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Talk me in/out of $35k Tesla Model 3
Replies: 286
Views: 18856

Re: Talk me in/out of $35k Tesla Model 3

I have to admit that our 17 Legacy Limited can't keep up with a Model 3. But if I want to turn down the radio, I can keep my eyes on the road and feel for the volume knob. And when I want to get out of the car, if I pull the mechanical lever, it doesn't come with a warning that it might break the w...
by 4nursebee
Sun Mar 03, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: $34k Volt vs $54k Model 3?--help me decide??
Replies: 131
Views: 13943

Re: $34k Volt vs $54k Model 3?--help me decide??

I live 90 miles from Tesla service. In the parking lot of a local grocer a Tesla 3 was getting service from a ranger, I believe changing out a defective window switch. The service guy described a large service area. When I came out of the store, both cars were gone. My car has a defective window swi...
by 4nursebee
Sun Mar 03, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Replacement vinyl windows
Replies: 14
Views: 1111

Re: Replacement vinyl windows

Happy with our original install from Pella, it was for a new house. Customer service after the sale was good, helpful, timely, knowledgeable.

We did some replacements through a national chain "Window World" and found the price reasonable and the work looks good.