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by pennstater2005
Sun Feb 18, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Do you wear a wedding band? [at a job interview]
Replies: 125
Views: 6740

Re: Do you wear a wedding band? [at a job interview]

I currently am employed but if I was looking for a job I would wear my wedding band the interview. Not sure why I wouldn't.
by pennstater2005
Sun Feb 18, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Do you wear a wedding band? [at a job interview]
Replies: 125
Views: 6740

Re: Do you wear a wedding band?

I know someone who has a few of the cheap silicone wedding bands that he bought off of Amazon. They're nice looking.
by pennstater2005
Sun Feb 18, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Do you wear a wedding band? [at a job interview]
Replies: 125
Views: 6740

Re: Do you wear a wedding band?

Yes. I initially hated the thought of wearing a ring. I never wore any type of jewelry. However, I decided to buy a size larger and so it never feels stuck on my finger. I can always just slide it right if it's freaking me out :D
by pennstater2005
Sun Feb 18, 2018 7:36 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Hulu, Your Current Favorite Show
Replies: 21
Views: 1406

Re: Hulu, Your Current Favorite Show

Just started a Hulu original called "The Wrong Mans". (yes, mans) James Corden is actually in it. A city council worker is walking to work in the snow. A car swerves around him and wrecks. After the scene is cleared he hears a phone ringing and picks it up. It's a man saying he has until five o'cloc...
by pennstater2005
Fri Feb 16, 2018 2:36 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Did you learn anything from the market correction?
Replies: 160
Views: 10930

Re: Did you learn anything from the market correction?

I learned I'm really good at ignoring all stock tickers and people.

I knew it was happening I was just hoping that not everyone and their brother would feel the need to tell me.

They did.
by pennstater2005
Thu Feb 15, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Used car - warranty or no?
Replies: 24
Views: 849

Re: Used car - warranty or no?

Those warrranties are cheap either. I just purchased a 2015 Toyota Camry with 32,000 miles. They attempted to sell me the extended warranty and I politely turned it down. He did ask why and I mentioned that this car shouldn’t have any problems through the three years that warranty would give me. He ...
by pennstater2005
Thu Feb 15, 2018 8:13 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: PSA: Bank of America now charges $12/month for checking
Replies: 103
Views: 6479

Re: PSA: Bank of America now charges $12/month for checking

You don't need to go inside a bank to use a bank. I thought so too but Vanguard sometimes requires medallion signature and getting this free service from the bank is very handy. Online medallion signature guarantees now. https://www.hellosign.com/blog/esignatureguarantee-upgrading-securities-indust...
by pennstater2005
Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: madsinger monthly report (January 2018)
Replies: 19
Views: 1436

Re: madsinger monthly report (January 2018)

I think the charts look fine. A little scrolling is no big deal.

And plenty of folks look at your charts each month as well as look forward to them.... myself included.
by pennstater2005
Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Re: Where to buy a Vanguard hat? An Update and good news
Replies: 122
Views: 20965

Re: Where to buy a Vanguard hat? An Update and good news

I sent a private message from their Facebook page and I have a new Vanguard coffee mug on the way! They responded in less than a day. I don't know how many they have left but all I did was leave my name and address through the PM. Here's the mug: http://i63.tinypic.com/abp89t.jpg And here's the FB p...
by pennstater2005
Wed Feb 14, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: PSA: Bank of America now charges $12/month for checking
Replies: 103
Views: 6479

Re: PSA: Bank of America now charges $12/month for checking

My kids have never seen the inside of a bank. I intend to keep it that way. If we need cookies, coffee, or lollipops....I’ll go buy them. I know folks have different banking needs but I can’t see banks being around in the same fashion as they are now in say 20 years.
by pennstater2005
Tue Feb 13, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What big item (>20k) are you saving up for?
Replies: 109
Views: 7638

Re: What big item (>20k) are you saving up for?

Roof, bathroom remodel.
by pennstater2005
Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Anyone have a Walabot (imaging sensor for wires, pipes, studs in walls)?
Replies: 17
Views: 1774

Re: Anyone have a Walabot (imaging sensor for wires, pipes, studs in walls)?

I have plaster in my house. Stud finders don’t find squat. Lots of false readings. It’s now a toy for my kids :D
by pennstater2005
Mon Feb 12, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: How does one emotionally keep it together during market swings?
Replies: 70
Views: 4085

Re: How does one emotionally keep it together during market swings?

I’m in the accumulation phase. That’s easy cause I rarely look.
by pennstater2005
Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Anyone have a Walabot (imaging sensor for wires, pipes, studs in walls)?
Replies: 17
Views: 1774

Re: Anyone have a Walabot (imaging sensor for wires, pipes, studs in walls)?

Reviews on Amazon are very bimodal. Either gushing or negative. That can be a sign of fake reviews. If I was going to purchase it I'd be sure I could return it. Note that it's not sold by Amazon, only fulfilled by Amazon. Also check out the comments on this review: https://www.askthebuilder.com/wal...
by pennstater2005
Fri Feb 09, 2018 11:22 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Ally online savings now at 1.45%
Replies: 72
Views: 8060

Re: Ally online savings now at 1.45%

Candor wrote:
Fri Feb 09, 2018 10:40 pm
It's kind of interesting that I always hear about increases here before Ally gets around to letting me know.
I usually see it here first as well. Go figure.
by pennstater2005
Fri Feb 09, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: "The stock market is officially in a correction... here's what usually happens next"
Replies: 83
Views: 13140

Re: "The stock market is officially in a correction... here's what usually happens next"

Folks around me are talking about the stock market decline and “what to do”. I don’t say a word anymore.

I do always think about that Bogle quote that Taylor posted.
by pennstater2005
Fri Feb 09, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Ally online savings now at 1.45%
Replies: 72
Views: 8060

Re: Ally online savings now at 1.45%

Usually if you call them they will transfer your current account to the new higher rate. At least they did that for me at CIT bank. It was super easy. No paperwork, just a phone call. https://www.bankoncit.com/ Which has a 1.55 savings account I am always reluctant to trust these "up and coming" on...
by pennstater2005
Fri Feb 09, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Ally online savings now at 1.45%
Replies: 72
Views: 8060

Re: Ally online savings now at 1.45%

Usually if you call them they will transfer your current account to the new higher rate. At least they did that for me at CIT bank. It was super easy. No paperwork, just a phone call. https://www.bankoncit.com/ Which has a 1.55 savings account I am always reluctant to trust these "up and coming" on...
by pennstater2005
Fri Feb 09, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Ally online savings now at 1.45%
Replies: 72
Views: 8060

Re: Ally online savings now at 1.45%

They continue (as always) to be a small step behind all the other high yield accounts. Both Synchtony and gsbank (and Barclays) are already at 1.5%. Good point but it’s never enough at other financial institutions to make me even thinking about switching. To change all that info for paying bills an...
by pennstater2005
Tue Feb 06, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: we need an individual stock sub forum
Replies: 31
Views: 1264

Re: we need an individual stock sub forum

I’m sure the moderators would love to add a sub forum. It’s been slow around here lately so it would give them something to do.
by pennstater2005
Sun Feb 04, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Jeans without strong chemical odor
Replies: 36
Views: 1860

Re: Jeans without strong chemical odor

American Eagle for years now. No smell when new. Of course I only have the one pair and I rarely wash them so they probably do have a smell.

I'm wearing them right now actually.....they smell fine.
by pennstater2005
Sun Feb 04, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: For BHs who actually like cars - [what car do you drive every day?]
Replies: 260
Views: 14264

Re: For BHs who actually like cars - what is your daily driver?

Earl Lemongrab wrote:
Sun Feb 04, 2018 12:26 pm
1995 Ford Bronco.
I loved the old Ford Bronco's! The 2020 Bronco is possibly going to sit on an actual frame.



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https://www.autoblog.com/article/2020-f ... de-3810685
by pennstater2005
Sat Feb 03, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: Fewer acronyms please
Replies: 91
Views: 5400

Re: Fewer acronyms please

TwstdSista wrote:
Fri Feb 02, 2018 5:58 am
Sheepdog wrote:
Fri Feb 02, 2018 5:47 am
Blueskies123 wrote:
Thu Feb 01, 2018 7:32 pm
Agreed, ticker symbols should always be followed by their proper name.
YES....Please
and ERs.
Emergency room? Endoplasmic reticulum? Estrogen receptor? External relations? External rotation? Emergency response? Explicit rate? Earthquake relief?
by pennstater2005
Sat Feb 03, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Netflix, Your Current Favorite Show
Replies: 365
Views: 41363

Re: Netflix, Your Current Favorite Show

Kind of the same cycle we went through with Sons of Anarchy, another (IMO) horribly cheesy and poorly written show, which we just kept trying to soldier through because we heard so many great things about it We made it through a few episodes of SOA and I just couldn't bear it. Every time I saw "Peg...
by pennstater2005
Fri Feb 02, 2018 10:59 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Hulu, Your Current Favorite Show
Replies: 21
Views: 1406

Re: Hulu, Your Current Favorite Show

Watching "The Last Man on Earth". Very well written....funny stuff.
by pennstater2005
Fri Feb 02, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Netflix, Your Current Favorite Show
Replies: 365
Views: 41363

Re: Netflix, Your Current Favorite Show

JBTX wrote:
Fri Feb 02, 2018 4:53 pm
Charlieville wrote:
Thu Feb 01, 2018 11:12 pm
Bloodlines
Started very strong but progressive got worse. After a while you just grew angry at the stupidity of some of the characters.

I enjoyed it if nothing else being set in the keys. Memories from Florida.
Agreed. Glad it was only 3 seasons.
by pennstater2005
Sun Jan 21, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Laughter is the Best Medicine - What makes you Laugh?
Replies: 105
Views: 5591

Re: Laughter is the Best Medicine - What makes you Laugh?

randomizer wrote:
Sun Jan 21, 2018 3:48 pm
What's laughter?
Beaker makes me laugh.
by pennstater2005
Sat Jan 20, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Make me feel good about my bond allocation
Replies: 46
Views: 5034

Re: Make me feel good about my bond allocation

I'm 39 with 20% in bonds. I think it's reasonable. I think what you're doing is reasonable. If you are thinking about this a lot then you must not have your AA where it needs to be yet. Tweak it if need be. You'll feel better about your bonds though when the market decides to correct itself.
by pennstater2005
Sat Jan 20, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Laughter is the Best Medicine - What makes you Laugh?
Replies: 105
Views: 5591

Re: Laughter is the Best Medicine - What makes you Laugh?

Ray and Tom Magliozzi from Car Talk. Their laughter is infectious! Yeah. They always came on the air right before Wait Wait. So sad when Tom died and they shut down production. One of my favorite callers had a complaint where his vehicle started up with no problem, initially had a lot of power, but...
by pennstater2005
Sat Jan 20, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Laughter is the Best Medicine - What makes you Laugh?
Replies: 105
Views: 5591

Re: Laughter is the Best Medicine - What makes you Laugh?

pennstater2005............you got me started on the Car Talk thing... What was your favorite segment on Car Talk?....Well sort of a dumb question cuz they were all fantastic.... but DW and my favorite was their closing credits.......... Every week they had new and hilarious folks.....but always rep...
by pennstater2005
Sat Jan 20, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Laughter is the Best Medicine - What makes you Laugh?
Replies: 105
Views: 5591

Re: Laughter is the Best Medicine - What makes you Laugh?

my wife and I still listen to Car Talk repeats often...... I have the Car Talk podcast from NPR on my phone. I just download the latest one aired each week and listen. My son is 6 and he loves it :happy I always like how they attempt to spell each caller's name. "That's Cathy with a C.....am I righ...
by pennstater2005
Sat Jan 20, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Laughter is the Best Medicine - What makes you Laugh?
Replies: 105
Views: 5591

Re: Laughter is the Best Medicine - What makes you Laugh?

Ray and Tom Magliozzi from Car Talk. Their laughter is infectious!
by pennstater2005
Fri Jan 19, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: What can I do to fight this ridiculous medical bill?
Replies: 86
Views: 4312

Re: What can I do to fight this ridiculous medical bill?

My father had something similar to this. He ended up not paying it until it went to collections. Then he was able to negotiate for significantly less. I don’t remember if or how much it impacted his credit score. He wasn’t concerned about that though as he had no major purchases in the immediate fut...
by pennstater2005
Tue Jan 16, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Hulu, Your Current Favorite Show
Replies: 21
Views: 1406

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: 171
Views: 17387

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: 21
Views: 1406

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: 21
Views: 1406

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: 21
Views: 1406

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: 21
Views: 1406

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: 1577

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: 45
Views: 4977

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: 2738

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: 21
Views: 1406

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: 21
Views: 1406

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: 21
Views: 1406

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: 21
Views: 1406

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...