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by meebers
Tue Nov 13, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Windows 10 October Update (1809)
Replies: 17
Views: 1383

Re: Windows 10 October Update (1809)

I D/L'd 1809 when first released, no problems and very stable. Today it was updated to 1809 17763.134 .
by meebers
Fri Nov 09, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: H&R Block 2018 Tax Software Deluxe Federal + State $29.95
Replies: 94
Views: 7765

Re: H&R Block 2018 Tax Software Deluxe Federal + State $29.95

Yeah!! Got the D/L today from H&R Block. Stored it in 4 different locations just because :D
by meebers
Mon Nov 05, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: H&R Block 2018 Tax Software Deluxe Federal + State $29.95
Replies: 94
Views: 7765

Re: H&R Block 2018 Tax Software Deluxe Federal + State $29.95

If I could post a picture, it would show $19.95 for me 2018 Deluxe (Fed) (copied from my purchase Order)
"Price: $19.95
Sales tax: $1.30
Total: $21.25



Thanks for choosing H&R Block. We appreciate your business. :)
by meebers
Sat Nov 03, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: H&R Block 2018 Tax Software Deluxe Federal + State $29.95
Replies: 94
Views: 7765

Re: H+R Block Deluxe Fed and State $35. Questions.

I just did a preorder for Deluxe, Fed only @ 19.95. Fl does not do state tax. 11/9/18 for DL
by meebers
Mon Oct 29, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: DIY air purifier for $25
Replies: 13
Views: 1505

Re: DIY air purifier for $25

knightrider wrote:
Sun Oct 28, 2018 8:36 pm
How does one know when it's time to change the filter? Or do I need to invest in of those particulate counters?
I look at mine and can tell by the accumulation on the input side of the filter, its surprising in such a short time.
by meebers
Mon Oct 29, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Excel File Save Question - Running Windows 10
Replies: 4
Views: 583

Re: Excel File Save Question - Running Windows 10

I get that usually after an update. What I have been doing is to save as to another drive, close excel, open it back up and save as to the desired location then it works for me. Then go back to the other drive and delete it...Irritating I know :x
by meebers
Mon Oct 15, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Attn ...Retirees on Tricare
Replies: 4
Views: 755

Re: Attn ...Retirees on Tricare

Got all excited and then read that it does not apply to Tricare for Life. :?
by meebers
Tue Sep 25, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: What is the sentence for laminating a Medicare Card?
Replies: 38
Views: 8935

Re: What is the sentence for laminating a Medicare Card?

Wife got her new medicare card about 1 month ago, mine has yet to arrive :(
by meebers
Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Spectrum Cable TV Charges
Replies: 19
Views: 1782

Re: Spectrum Cable TV Charges

This actually brings up an interesting point re: physically going to the local office. Usually they just hand out modems and cable boxes, but I do believe they have the authority to negotiate pricing and plans. Anyone else try this approach rather than going thru a call center? I called in and aske...
by meebers
Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Spectrum Cable TV Charges
Replies: 19
Views: 1782

Re: Spectrum Cable TV Charges

One new thing irritates me : when surfing the channels I have to pass through channels we do not have, and with possibly a wrong click I could sign up for it.... Two way's I get thru this is to select "subscribed" instead of all. 2nd way is to put the channels you want in "favorites" and then hit t...
by meebers
Mon Sep 10, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: How to choose a real estate agent?
Replies: 24
Views: 2168

Re: How to choose a real estate agent?

Totally unscientific approach. Picked one (as advertised) of the area's best multi-million dollar seller, who will get results etc. When he came to our house, he was pushy, controlled the conversation and bragged about how good he was. I did not have a good feel for him, perhaps buyers would see him...
by meebers
Sun Sep 09, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Run Air Conditioner even if not needed?
Replies: 30
Views: 3051

Re: Run Air Conditioner even if not needed?

As far as I can remember, I have ran my heat pump 24/7, winter, spring, summer and fall. Last months Ebill was $146.00 (Usually Aug & Jan) are the high month usage. All electric house (2400 sq ft) in the middle of hot, humid central Florida, temp setting never changes. Inside humidity is %46. :D
by meebers
Tue Sep 04, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Neighbor Fencing question
Replies: 50
Views: 4033

Re: Neighbor Fencing question

Whom ever wants/puts up the fence is their property and responsibility. My neighbor replaced "his" fence and asked to share cost. I asked who's fence will it be and he said theirs. I declined with there is no such thing as a co owned fence with examples of if your fence blows away and damages some o...
by meebers
Mon Jul 30, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Any problems with freezer "drawer" models
Replies: 40
Views: 2991

Re: Any problems with freezer "drawer" models

We have a GE with bottom freezer door. No issues with the drawer. On hind site, I would go with less fancy electronics because this has been an issue for the last three covered service calls. "Feature" that dings when the door is left open for a certain period of time. The dinger stopped sounding, t...
by meebers
Tue Jul 17, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What are you learning or studying?
Replies: 112
Views: 9307

Re: What are you learning or studying?

Grand daughter is having trouble with Biology in college. Checked out a book from the library on the subject and I can see why.

Learning Linux

>75 takes time to get and remember what I just read :D
by meebers
Tue Jul 17, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: My roof looks like a patchwork quilt/insurance companies (UPDATE!!!)
Replies: 14
Views: 1808

Re: My roof looks like a patchwork quilt/insurance companies (UPDATE!!!)

My son is in his 3rd month with the roofing company and the SF adjuster ironing out the details of what will be covered and what is not. ( shingles, gutters, sky lights, stained drywall, rotted wood on the roof etc.) After a recent hurricane, I had shingles in the yard. The whole neighborhood used t...
by meebers
Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: looking for a new (online) savings account home
Replies: 23
Views: 2266

Re: looking for a new (online) savings account home

harmoniousmonk wrote:
Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:18 am
Sallie Mae currently 1.90%
Savings is 1.75%, MM = 1.90% 8-)
by meebers
Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: looking for a new (online) savings account home
Replies: 23
Views: 2266

Re: looking for a new (online) savings account home

I have been using SallieMae Bank, currently @ 1.75 for savings.
by meebers
Tue Jul 03, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Large ACH from NavyFed to PenFed?
Replies: 19
Views: 1248

Re: Large ACH from NavyFed to PenFed?

I transferred a 12K maturing CD from PenFed to NFCU. Took 3 days because of the 5 K limit. Closed PenFed for that and a couple of other reasons.
by meebers
Sun Jul 01, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: New car dealerships offering (included) lifetime warranties?
Replies: 13
Views: 1604

Re: New car dealerships offering (included) lifetime warranties?

Bought a new 2003 Highlander, dealer had "tires for life". Around 2006, called them on the "tires for life", nobody remembered such an odd thing. Same dealer, went there with the original certificate, got all 4 replaced (oem tires) said there no longer participating. Traded the car before I went aft...
by meebers
Thu Jun 21, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Buy new truck before retiring?
Replies: 53
Views: 3292

Re: Buy new truck before retiring?

augryphon wrote:
Thu Jun 21, 2018 7:30 am
Park the Chevys side by side and set them on fire. Then go buy a Ford truck.
Wait 5 days and the F150 will set itself on fire. :D https://globalnews.ca/video/4031497/ont ... possession
by meebers
Sat Jun 09, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: AT&T lower-cost data alternatives (is Sprint's $15/mth worth it)?
Replies: 27
Views: 2482

Re: AT&T lower-cost data alternatives (is Sprint's $15/mth worth it)?

Just get the free one year Sprint deal. I have that for wife and me. No issues. Is there a monthly fee (tax's etc). What happens after the one year is up. I keep looking at MintMobile.com Not saying this is the same but, bought a new car some time ago and part of being a member of the "team", they ...
by meebers
Thu Jun 07, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Vehicle recall notice - no action
Replies: 0
Views: 385

Vehicle recall notice - no action

Received a recall letter (May 2016) from GMC Trucks about the Takata airbags replacement. My dealer says they have not received any direction yet?? Checked on the status via NHTSA website and it read "Recall Status: Recall Incomplete, remedy not yet available. May 27,2016 . GM has submitted to NHTSA...
by meebers
Wed May 30, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: GEICO auto rates vs. USAA: too good to be true?
Replies: 185
Views: 35976

Re: GEICO auto rates vs. USAA: too good to be true?

What is the approximate "discount" if you insure (bundle) home/auto/umbrella with the same company vrs many posters here going with different companies for each?
by meebers
Wed May 30, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: GEICO auto rates vs. USAA: too good to be true?
Replies: 185
Views: 35976

Re: GEICO auto rates vs. USAA: too good to be true?

Was comparison shopping yesterday for home/auto since I am coming up for renewal next month. I remarked that my 2007 GMC truck rate was only $300 less than my whole house? He replied in a most professional & kind manner and said "clients that are below age 25 or over 75 pay a higher rate". Yepp, I a...
by meebers
Sat May 19, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: central extractor fan instead of A/C?
Replies: 15
Views: 1480

Re: central extractor fan instead of A/C?

We once lived in Albuquerque and "swamp" (evaporative) coolers were pretty much standard. If you wanted your house cooler, you opened the windows more (causes more circulation). But, this worked so well because of the low humidity of the area. The higher the humidity, the less they work.
by meebers
Sat May 19, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: New phone to continue T-mobile legacy prepaid plan
Replies: 14
Views: 1545

Re: New phone to continue T-mobile legacy prepaid plan

I am on T-mobile legacy prepaid plan also for the past several years. I have changed phones three times so far on mine. All my phones used the same size sim. The wife is on her third one also, but had to buy a nano sim for her new phone. That was before I knew about sim cutters. If I move to a newer...
by meebers
Thu May 17, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Debating whether to rebuild tractor or buy a new zero turn
Replies: 33
Views: 2305

Re: Debating whether to rebuild tractor or buy a new zero turn

Have you been to mytractorforum.com ? I subscribe to their newsletter (free) and enjoy the many stories from users of tractors. Many take pride in keeping really old equipment going. I have a JD L110 that I use for lawn cutting, hauling mulch etc, it is 15+ years old, normal maintenance only so far....
by meebers
Mon May 14, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Military Retirement Direct Depost hijacked?
Replies: 15
Views: 2255

Re: Military Retirement Direct Depost hijacked?

RetiredAL wrote:
Mon May 14, 2018 2:57 pm
Update:


So to recap, the VA notification letter appears to have prevented a loss. All is well pending the receipt of his next pay.
Thanks for the notification, will keep my guard up as well. RetAF.
by meebers
Mon May 07, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Allocation to underlying funds
Replies: 4
Views: 359

Re: Allocation to underlying funds

OK and thanks for the feedback. I think I have a better understanding of it now from your comments. :)
by meebers
Mon May 07, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Allocation to underlying funds
Replies: 4
Views: 359

Allocation to underlying funds

Researching some funds, i.e.VFORX and noticed the allocation to underlying funds for one called " Vanguard Total Bond Market II Index Fund Investors Shares*" I can not find the "..II.." type, so was wondering what that means.
by meebers
Fri May 04, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Warning: avoid Windows 10 update 1803
Replies: 117
Views: 13842

Re: Warning: avoid Windows 10 update 1803

Anytime a windows thread starts you can count on the Mac fans to jump in given the need to justify why they are spending twice the price for the same performance. :) True, have not see Linux folks jump in....yet. Just finished my 3rd computer to 1803 without any issues at all. Last one being a very...
by meebers
Wed Mar 21, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Car Trade-In Question
Replies: 21
Views: 2412

Re: Car Trade-In Question

Is there insurance involved?
by meebers
Tue Mar 13, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Incorrect medical report
Replies: 31
Views: 2615

Re: Incorrect medical report

I had my left knee replaced and afterwards, they took an x-ray. Looking at the x-ray and the radiologist report, I (and only me) noticed that it was referring to my right knee. During pre-op, the surgeon drew a cut line on my left knee with magic marker, I had to sign my knee. The x-ray had a big le...
by meebers
Fri Mar 09, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Storm damage How to proceed
Replies: 12
Views: 1388

Re: Storm damage How to proceed

I would get reputable assessments first. Is this company even one you want to work with? You're locked in with them. I have never heard of an ironclad contract for doing an inspection/estimate. To me that would disqualify them immediately. Yes I agree, but remember, this is an insurance claim where...
by meebers
Fri Mar 09, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Storm damage How to proceed
Replies: 12
Views: 1388

Re: Storm damage How to proceed

Cheers for that insurance company lady. I don't like the commitment required to get the roofers onto the roof. That just sounds unreasonable. When I had my roof replaced several years ago, there were town code requirements about the shingles in terms of wind resistance and how they were nailed. I r...
by meebers
Fri Mar 09, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Storm damage How to proceed
Replies: 12
Views: 1388

Re: Storm damage How to proceed

Its now the day after my neighbor had his roof completed. In regards to his Insurance company, the day after the roofer notified his insurance company of a claim, a representative placed a call to his house. She noted that the policy owner was 88 yrs old and was wondering if he was ok with this. To ...
by meebers
Thu Mar 08, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: BH's that are retired & mortgage free
Replies: 21
Views: 3385

Re: BH's that are retired & mortgage free

Not too exciting for us. Retired @ 55, wife @58 did odd jobs and finally retired @ 62. Used the cash from previous house to buy outright the present house about 18 years ago. We have always lived below our means so full retirement was not a shock financial wise. Retired military, SS and some investm...
by meebers
Thu Mar 08, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Storm damage How to proceed
Replies: 12
Views: 1388

Storm damage How to proceed

I live is a small Florida neighborhood, about 56 homes, that were all built in about a 1-2 year period. These homes are now 17-19 years old and we share a common problem, the roofing needs to be replaced. We had two hurricanes this past year and on my property, I noticed several pieces of shingles i...
by meebers
Thu Feb 22, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Military FIRE; 7 years to go & losing motivation--HELP!
Replies: 36
Views: 4050

Re: Military FIRE; 7 years to go & losing motivation--HELP!

Hang in there no matter what, you will continue to appreciate it afterwards. I retired in 1979, not one accompanied tour. 1st one was to Tripoli Libia for 18 months. Only thing after a shift was the club or movie theater, went every night even thought they changed pictures every 3 days. Remember thi...
by meebers
Mon Feb 05, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Cheap cell phone plans
Replies: 61
Views: 6765

Re: Cheap cell phone plans

I am considering these folks. www.mintsim.com/plans/
by meebers
Sat Feb 03, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Sally Mae money market: any experiences? (looking to store cash)
Replies: 6
Views: 742

Re: Sally Mae money market: any experiences? (looking to store cash)

Have been with Sally Mae MM for about 10 years now. Have several CD's with them also. No problems
by meebers
Mon Jan 29, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Home Alarm Systems
Replies: 16
Views: 1934

Re: Home Alarm Systems

"..but I think the cell phone service is overkill. " What would you use if not cell phone? (cable(voip) and telephone wires are easily cut) :happy Alarm is only a deterrent. If I was going to rob your house and new about the internet setup, I probably would know also about the cell phone setup and ...
by meebers
Sun Jan 28, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: My new car buying experience.
Replies: 46
Views: 9721

Re: My new car buying experience.

Nice review Watty. :happy
by meebers
Sun Jan 28, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Home Alarm Systems
Replies: 16
Views: 1934

Re: Home Alarm Systems

macheta wrote:
Sun Jan 28, 2018 5:45 pm
"..but I think the cell phone service is overkill. "
What would you use if not cell phone? (cable(voip) and telephone wires are easily cut) :happy
by meebers
Thu Dec 28, 2017 10:21 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: TV watching with headphones
Replies: 16
Views: 1454

Re: TV watching with headphones

The wife can hear normal and so as not to "blast" her out, I connected a pair of Sennheiser wireless headphones for me. I can adjust the volume on the side of the earphones to my level. What a difference it makes to watch TV again. Sounds on the right or left and common sounds in the middle are just...
by meebers
Fri Dec 22, 2017 8:51 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Has anyone here purchased a home for cash (no mortgages)?
Replies: 39
Views: 4533

Re: Has anyone here purchased a home for cash (no mortgages)?

My new built home was ready for occupancy before I put my old house up for sale. Luckily it sold in a week and buyers wanted to close immediately. Instead of a mortgage, did a bridge loan for 3 weeks, "paid cash" for new home. I did not have a mortgage on the old home and at closing, the bridge loan...
by meebers
Wed Dec 20, 2017 8:49 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Is my package stuck in limbo?
Replies: 9
Views: 1427

Re: Is my package stuck in limbo?

I have a package now that has been stuck in the port of San Francisco since Dec 5th. :beer
by meebers
Wed Dec 20, 2017 8:45 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Windows 10 Recent Updates
Replies: 22
Views: 4039

Re: Windows 10 Recent Updates

I constantly monitor/read www.tenforums.com. There are some really smart people there that can help/suggest what to do. Just about every thing that can happen to Windows 10 has happened to 1 or more of the people in that thread. :P
by meebers
Wed Dec 20, 2017 8:34 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Navy Federal CU, 15mo 2.25% CD
Replies: 3
Views: 974

Re: Navy Federal CU, 15mo 2.25% CD

https://www.navyfederal.org/products-services/checking-savings/certificates-rates.php Special 15-Month Certificate (Share Only),$50 minimum, 15-month term, 2.25% APY "Limit one Special 15-Month Share Certificate per member. This offer, including the stated Annual Percentage Yield (APY), is effectiv...