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by pennstater2005
Tue Jan 16, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Hulu, Your Current Favorite Show
Replies: 18
Views: 993

Re: Hulu, Your Current Favorite Show

Thanks for the tips. Just got Hulu a week ago specifically to watch Handmaid since it won several awards. As a long time Netflix user I am not too impressed so far. Handmaid was good (albeit deeply disturbing at times), but Netflix has a pretty outstanding lineup of original content so I'll have to...
by pennstater2005
Tue Jan 16, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: How does everyone keep track of your portfolio?
Replies: 154
Views: 12546

Re: How does everyone keep track of your portfolio?

I happen to have everything through Vanguard, except my 401k, so it’s easy to track. And my 401k just started last year so it’s a bit small :D
by pennstater2005
Tue Jan 16, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Hulu, Your Current Favorite Show
Replies: 18
Views: 993

Re: Hulu, Your Current Favorite Show

Geneyus wrote:
Tue Jan 16, 2018 1:53 pm
pennstater2005 wrote:
Tue Jan 16, 2018 1:47 pm
Geneyus wrote:
Tue Jan 16, 2018 1:26 pm
My wife binge-watches "Brooklyn Nine Nine" on Hulu. We also enjoy "Shark Tank" and "Total Divas" (don't judge).
Brooklyn Nine Nine looks pretty funny. Not sure about Total Divas :wink:
I don't watch it for the plot and banter, but I think my wife does. :beer
Ahhhh...got ya!
by pennstater2005
Tue Jan 16, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Hulu, Your Current Favorite Show
Replies: 18
Views: 993

Re: Hulu, Your Current Favorite Show

We love a ton of British comedies available on Hulu: Peep Show Toast of London The Mighty Boosh Pramface are a few of our favorites. Thanks! We were subscribed to Acorn TV for a couple months through the Roku and enjoyed a few British shows namely Doc Martin. We did for the most recent season which...
by pennstater2005
Tue Jan 16, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Hulu, Your Current Favorite Show
Replies: 18
Views: 993

Re: Hulu, Your Current Favorite Show

Geneyus wrote:
Tue Jan 16, 2018 1:26 pm
My wife binge-watches "Brooklyn Nine Nine" on Hulu. We also enjoy "Shark Tank" and "Total Divas" (don't judge).
Brooklyn Nine Nine looks pretty funny. Not sure about Total Divas :wink:
by pennstater2005
Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Hulu, Your Current Favorite Show
Replies: 18
Views: 993

Re: Hulu, Your Current Favorite Show

Hulu has all 15 seasons of the medical drama ER now. That's over 330 episodes :shock:
by pennstater2005
Mon Jan 15, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: FlipPhone
Replies: 18
Views: 1446

Re: FlipPhone

How about TracFone minutes? I personally would just go back to a bag phone and call it a day.
by pennstater2005
Mon Jan 15, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: AA is much harder than I thought...
Replies: 32
Views: 3654

Re: AA is much harder than I thought...

I didn’t trust myself so I went with a Lifestrategy Fund and set it to automatic. Mine happened to be 80/20. Otherwise I probably would screw things up.
by pennstater2005
Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Do people in the forum hold foreign bonds?
Replies: 42
Views: 2457

Re: Do people in the forum hold foreign bonds?

Yes. Within the Vanguard Lifestrategy Growth fund. I have no preference either way so it is what it is.
by pennstater2005
Sat Jan 13, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Hulu, Your Current Favorite Show
Replies: 18
Views: 993

Re: Hulu, Your Current Favorite Show

I found Superstore and it's fairly funny. The Handmaid's Tale is sort of brutal to watch.
by pennstater2005
Thu Jan 11, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Hulu, Your Current Favorite Show
Replies: 18
Views: 993

Re: Hulu, Your Current Favorite Show

douginct wrote:
Thu Jan 11, 2018 6:17 pm
I wonder if there is a single subscriber who likes the revamped Hulu user interface. Personally I think it’s horrible.
It's bad. But I do enjoy the new and differing content versus Netflix.
by pennstater2005
Thu Jan 11, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Hulu, Your Current Favorite Show
Replies: 18
Views: 993

Re: Hulu, Your Current Favorite Show

Part of the reason I switched to Hulu, for now, was because I was out of stuff on Netflix. The other part was the auto preview on the Roku of Netflix shows. It drove me crazy and there was no way to turn it off. I'm not talking about the autoplay feature. That was fine. Thanks for the recommendation...
by pennstater2005
Thu Jan 11, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Hulu, Your Current Favorite Show
Replies: 18
Views: 993

Hulu, Your Current Favorite Show

Obviously piggybacking off of the popular Netflix favorite show thread..... I recently switched from Netflix to Hulu. I have found a few shows I like to watch on Hulu. Baskets, The Goldbergs, Key and Peele and a few others. My problem is the user interface on the Roku I have isn't great. It's not ea...
by pennstater2005
Wed Jan 03, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: 10 Year Anniversary
Replies: 3
Views: 449

Re: 10 Year Anniversary

Congratulations! Agree on all fronts......well, except for retirement. I've got a ways to go there!
by pennstater2005
Tue Jan 02, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: REGISTRATION FOR 2018 BOGLEHEAD CONTEST
Replies: 141
Views: 8122

Re: REGISTRATION FOR 2018 BOGLEHEAD CONTEST

3073.55

Posting here for reference.
by pennstater2005
Wed Dec 13, 2017 5:12 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Who is Right Me or Spouse
Replies: 51
Views: 3161

Re: WHO IS RIGHT ME or SPOUSE

Without reading any of this.....your spouse is right :beer
by pennstater2005
Sat Nov 25, 2017 7:35 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: TVs: Go for $0 or $300
Replies: 17
Views: 1801

Re: TVs: Go for $0 or $300

I've always stayed away from the Black Friday tv sales. Some of those TV's are "derivatives" and are made with cheaper components and have less features. You just have no way of knowing which features or components. https://www.nbcnews.com/business/consumer/black-friday-brief-derivative-tvs-smoking-...
by pennstater2005
Fri Nov 17, 2017 6:54 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Buy iPhone 7 or Wait for iPhone 8
Replies: 57
Views: 8395

Re: Buy iPhone 7 or Wait for iPhone 8

I have the 6s+. I upgrade exclusively for the camera. However, I'm realizing that while great for sunny days, camera phones aren't great for indoor duty. I'm taking the $900 and instead buying a mirrorless compact camera - sony rx100V I think - something bridging the iPhone and my great but clunky ...
by pennstater2005
Thu Nov 02, 2017 9:29 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Do you Mow your own Lawn?
Replies: 90
Views: 3365

Re: Do you Mow your own Lawn?

Mow my own lawn. I'm too picky. I'd be watching them the whole time telling them what pattern to mow and such :D I did it to my wife and now she won't mow the lawn.
by pennstater2005
Fri Oct 27, 2017 11:13 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Iphone X is $1000
Replies: 385
Views: 27688

Re: Iphone X is $1000

Off topic but iPhone SE prepaid for $149. I poppped my Cricket sim in and off I went. https://www.bestbuy.com/site/at-t-prepaid-apple-iphone-se-4g-lte-with-32gb-memory-prepaid-cell-phone-space-gray/5792701.p?skuId=5792701&ref=212&loc=1&ksid=954d87a1-f6c5-47e4-9a76-13c9189157b2&ksprof_id=3&ksaffcode=...
by pennstater2005
Fri Oct 27, 2017 8:59 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: What's Your Credit Card Rewards Strategy?
Replies: 2385
Views: 440171

Re: What's Your Credit Card Rewards Strategy?

Just happened to check a credit card to see if I had any remaining points before canceling. Good thing I did. $865 fraudulent purchase at Bloomingdales online. Called and it was wiped out immediately. I'm not very good about looking at old sign up bonus cards that I have yet to cancel. Pain in the ...
by pennstater2005
Thu Oct 26, 2017 9:21 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: What's Your Credit Card Rewards Strategy?
Replies: 2385
Views: 440171

Re: What's Your Credit Card Rewards Strategy?

Just happened to check a credit card to see if I had any remaining points before canceling. Good thing I did. $865 fraudulent purchase at Bloomingdales online. Called and it was wiped out immediately. I'm not very good about looking at old sign up bonus cards that I have yet to cancel. Pain in the r...
by pennstater2005
Wed Oct 18, 2017 1:59 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: If someone held a gun to your head, and force u to gamble whether the S&P 500 will rise or fall tomorrow, what do u say?
Replies: 45
Views: 2595

Re: If someone held a gun to your head, and force u to gamble whether the S&P 500 will rise or fall tomorrow, what do u

I would give him/her my wallet although that would probably make matters worse as I don't carry cash. Wasn't that a thread on here before? Carrying cash and getting mugged or something like that :oops:

Edited to add: In before the lock :D
by pennstater2005
Thu Oct 05, 2017 7:36 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: That blank stare... ?
Replies: 49
Views: 3285

Re: That blank stare... ?

I can honestly say my wife is very appreciative that I take care of the investing. We discuss it only occasionally as I even get bored talking about it most of the time.
by pennstater2005
Wed Oct 04, 2017 10:38 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Cash in a local bank or credit union
Replies: 54
Views: 3802

Re: Cash in a local bank or credit union

Grt2bOutdoors wrote:
Wed Oct 04, 2017 9:29 am
pennstater2005 wrote:
Wed Oct 04, 2017 9:18 am
No local banking now for the last few years. Have yet to have an incident where I needed it. No cash on hand either. I don't need free cookies.
I go for the free coffee, my kid tags along for a free lollipop! :)
Don't let my kids know they're giving away lollipops!!!
by pennstater2005
Wed Oct 04, 2017 10:33 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: How many money accounts do you have? And how do you Keep track of them?
Replies: 28
Views: 2716

Re: How many accounts do you have?

RDHlooking4FIRE wrote:
Wed Oct 04, 2017 9:14 am
Well I mean money accounts. Not like netflix and stuff.

And how do you manage all of your money accounts? I use mint. com.
Still too many to count :wink:
by pennstater2005
Wed Oct 04, 2017 9:18 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Cash in a local bank or credit union
Replies: 54
Views: 3802

Re: Cash in a local bank or credit union

No local banking now for the last few years. Have yet to have an incident where I needed it. No cash on hand either. I don't need free cookies.
by pennstater2005
Wed Oct 04, 2017 9:11 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: How many money accounts do you have? And how do you Keep track of them?
Replies: 28
Views: 2716

Re: How many accounts do you have?

Jack FFR1846 wrote:
Wed Oct 04, 2017 9:09 am
OMG.....I won't even count. I have a coded sheet with usernames and passwords on it and there's over 50 accounts. Don't even get me started on forgotten eBay accounts, FAFSA, cable TV, cell phone.......
Same. Too many to count :D
by pennstater2005
Tue Oct 03, 2017 9:26 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Equifax customer information leak
Replies: 711
Views: 54185

Re: Equifax says info stolen. What's my best course of action?

Enrolling into their free monitoring will exclude you from any future class action lawsuits. With so many people involved what would the actual amount of settlement money be at the end anyway? A check probably barely worth cashing. I got a check a few years ago from student loan servicer AES that w...
by pennstater2005
Mon Oct 02, 2017 1:15 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Hardwood/Laminate floors ?
Replies: 17
Views: 1688

Re: Hardwood/Laminate floors ?

Something I posted awhile back. We used this in the basement but it turned out nice and was relatively cheap. https://www.bogleheads.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=213566&hilit=Flooring#p3278889 It was from Home Depot. Lakeshore Pecan. I believe $.79 a sq ft. http://www.homedepot.com/p/TrafficMASTER...
by pennstater2005
Mon Oct 02, 2017 1:01 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Are credit cards rewards worth it?
Replies: 103
Views: 6936

Re: Are credit cards rewards worth it?

I use credit rewards cards. We usually earn about $2500/year, but the past 12 months I think we are on track for $3000. Amex Blue Preferred - Groceries Amazon Prime Store Card - 5% on Amazon PenFed for gasoline Fidelity 2% Visa and Citi Double Cash 2%- everything else I think it is worth it. We hav...
by pennstater2005
Mon Oct 02, 2017 11:51 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Lowes vs Home Depot
Replies: 62
Views: 8385

Re: Lowes vs Home Depot

Customer service seems to vary by locations of each store. You're only as good as your people. Happens to be Lowes for me. Although I occasionally shop at Home Depot.
by pennstater2005
Mon Oct 02, 2017 11:03 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Are credit cards rewards worth it?
Replies: 103
Views: 6936

Re: Are credit cards rewards worth it?

Absolutely credit card rewards are worth it to me. That said it is basically a second job to me both in the time I put in and the income I get out of it. To those concerned about your credit mine is almost always over 800. And when I cancel a card it's maybe a couple points ding that recovers very ...
by pennstater2005
Mon Oct 02, 2017 10:59 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Consumer Cellular lowers prices or increases benefits
Replies: 14
Views: 1390

Re: Consumer Cellular lowers prices or increases benefits

CULater wrote:
Mon Oct 02, 2017 10:32 am
Unfortunately, unlimited talk and 3 GB data will cost $40 plus taxes, fees, tolls, etc. I get the same thing at H2O wireless for a flat $27.
Agreed. They lost me a couple years ago. I'm sure they're very sad about that.
by pennstater2005
Mon Oct 02, 2017 10:50 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Are credit cards rewards worth it?
Replies: 103
Views: 6936

Re: Are credit cards rewards worth it?

I use credit rewards cards. We usually earn about $2500/year, but the past 12 months I think we are on track for $3000. Amex Blue Preferred - Groceries Amazon Prime Store Card - 5% on Amazon PenFed for gasoline Fidelity 2% Visa and Citi Double Cash 2%- everything else I think it is worth it. We hav...
by pennstater2005
Sat Sep 30, 2017 7:19 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: What's Your Credit Card Rewards Strategy?
Replies: 2385
Views: 440171

Re: What's Your Credit Card Rewards Strategy?

Well, my strategy now is not much. I froze mine and my wife's credit, as so many here, at the big 5 credit reporting agencies. I figured maybe it was time to take a break anyway. Of course I've said that before and this will actually be the first time I've done it. I did upgrade my current AMEX Blue...
by pennstater2005
Sat Sep 30, 2017 2:52 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Is it a waste of money having your furnace checked every year?
Replies: 58
Views: 6618

Re: Is it a waste of money having your furnace checked every year?

We have our furnace inspected annually. It's nearly forty years old. Mostly to make sure the firebox isn't cracked. Although the guy who does it said the firebox's in older furnaces use to be thicker and just don't crack easily. Also, the thermocouple is replaced about every other year. Something I ...
by pennstater2005
Fri Sep 15, 2017 10:47 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: [ShopRunner] from AMEX
Replies: 12
Views: 892

Re: [ShopRunner] from AMEX

We've had it through AMEX, free, for years. Stuff actually arrives in 2 days or so via FedEx. It also includes free returns via UPS. Great service. Plus after we signed up via our AMEX card it seems that you can then use any card, e.g., Fido Visa, and it still works. We recently ordered something f...
by pennstater2005
Sat Aug 19, 2017 10:11 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Frozen steaks ordered through the mail
Replies: 29
Views: 3441

Re: Frozen steaks ordered through the mail

I remember when I was little a guy was selling steaks out of his car trunk. I don't think my dad bought any. Definitely don't buy steaks out of anyone's car trunk.
by pennstater2005
Sat Aug 19, 2017 8:49 pm
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: Home Page Updated
Replies: 82
Views: 7060

Re: Home Page Updated

I like it :sharebeer
by pennstater2005
Wed Aug 02, 2017 8:52 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Does mower brand matter much if they're all Briggs & Stratton engines?
Replies: 84
Views: 7973

Re: Does mower brand matter much if they're all Briggs & Stratton engines?

I always try to go Japanese with my small equipment needs. Kawasaki engine on the riding mower and Honda on the push. Weedeater is Echo, also Japanese owned.
by pennstater2005
Sun Jul 30, 2017 9:39 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What are your monthly expenses?
Replies: 69
Views: 7794

Re: What are your monthly expenses?

ponyboy wrote:my expenses are less than my take home pay...thats all.
Same here.
by pennstater2005
Wed Jul 26, 2017 1:14 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Metropcs iPhone SE $200
Replies: 42
Views: 4653

Re: Metropcs iPhone SE $200

Unfortunately, I tried this yesterday. I went to the link, entered the IMEI # from the unwrapped box, and submitted the request. I received the email to confirm the request which I did. I checked the status link today and received the message at the top that the phone has not be active for 6 month....
by pennstater2005
Sat Jul 22, 2017 4:19 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Netflix, Your Current Favorite Show
Replies: 285
Views: 32705

Re: Netflix, Your Current Favorite Show

For something a bit different, here are two animated series which are entertaining and smartly written: 1. Archer 2. Bob's Burgers Agree with this. However, the same voice actor does the lead character for each show. I watched Bob's Burgers first and it took me something like 2 seasons to finally g...
by pennstater2005
Thu Jul 06, 2017 4:03 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: What are your health insurance stats?
Replies: 89
Views: 6362

Re: What are your health insurance stats?

$192 premium for myself with a $1500 deductible. To add my family to the plan (5 total) would be nearly $2k per month. Fortunately, my family has other options.
by pennstater2005
Tue Jul 04, 2017 5:24 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Anyone bought a Pixel?
Replies: 46
Views: 4950

Re: Anyone bought a Pixel?

... I do take photos with my phone though so the camera is important. I've tried a dedicated camera but it is never convenient enough. I've not taken a pic with a regular camera for over five years and likely never will* again. *The exception is for underwater pics where I do use a camera + housing...