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by Nicolas
Mon May 25, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What are you listening to now
Replies: 609
Views: 31674

Re: What are you listening to now

Crossroads by Robt. Johnson, performed by Cream. Nice! Just found this live version of the same - recorded in 1968: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7HfkSzsyh1E Love the clean sound of a "Power Trio" e.g. Cream : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Power_trio "A power trio is a rock and roll band format h...
by Nicolas
Mon May 25, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What are you listening to now
Replies: 609
Views: 31674

Re: What are you listening to now

Crossroads by Robt. Johnson, performed by Cream. Nice! Just found this live version of the same - recorded in 1968: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7HfkSzsyh1E Love the clean sound of a "Power Trio" e.g. Cream : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Power_trio "A power trio is a rock and roll band format h...
by Nicolas
Mon May 25, 2020 1:48 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What are you listening to now
Replies: 609
Views: 31674

Re: What are you listening to now

Crossroads by Robt. Johnson, performed by Cream.
by Nicolas
Mon May 25, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: HSA investing fee (PayFlex)
Replies: 28
Views: 2315

Re: HSA investing fee (PayFlex)

I was using Optum as a legacy from when I was employed. While employed my employer was absorbing all fees. Upon retirement I had to shoulder the $3/month fee. So I switched to Lively which levies no fees. And Lively has me tradIng through TD Ameritrade, also essentially free.
by Nicolas
Sun May 24, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 5431
Views: 1349331

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003) Russell Crowe, Paul Bettany, Billy Boyd During the Napoleonic Wars, a brash British captain pushes his ship and crew to their limits in pursuit of a formidable French war vessel around South America. A great swashbuckling adventure, I like this...
by Nicolas
Sat May 23, 2020 9:01 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Tips to stick to a weight loss diet?
Replies: 81
Views: 3829

Re: Tips to stick to a weight loss diet?

Arnold wrote in one of his bodybuilding books that at one point he needed to focus on his calf muscles as they were the weakest part of his physique, so he took his workout clothes and cut the pants off at the knees so he was constantly aware of his calf muscles and thus the need to work on them. Yo...
by Nicolas
Thu May 21, 2020 7:07 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What are you listening to now
Replies: 609
Views: 31674

Re: What are you listening to now

I’ve been wondering - I use free Pandora, hate the ads, like the price. I like that it picks the music for me, without looking, I couldn’t name more than 5 or 6 artists. That being said, have any of you left Pandora for another service & been happy with the move, even if it meant an increase in cos...
by Nicolas
Tue May 19, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Engagement Ring Help
Replies: 68
Views: 2913

Re: Engagement Ring Help

There are many prior threads on engagement rings and how to buy diamonds. This one has a very interesting post on the industry. Also, interesting posts on how to sell a ring - keep in mind, there is really no resale market without massive price cuts. May not affect whether you want one! https://www...
by Nicolas
Tue May 19, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 5431
Views: 1349331

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Treasure Island (1990) Charlton Heston, Christian Bale, Oliver Reed, Christopher Lee, Pete Postlethwaite, Nicholas Amer. Directed by Fraser Heston, son of Charlton Heston. This is a made-for-TV movie from Ted Turner’s TNT cable channel. A great cast in this, the most faithful film adaptation of Rob...
by Nicolas
Tue May 19, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: How are we doing, should we change our direction?
Replies: 12
Views: 1028

Re: How are we doing, should we change our direction?

Try to break your posts into paragraphs (leave blank lines between).
It’s hard to read otherwise.
by Nicolas
Tue May 19, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Sold some stock on new highs today!
Replies: 23
Views: 2317

Re: Guys, I got out! (sold equities)

Hockey10 wrote:
Tue May 19, 2020 3:01 pm
Your headline is misleading.... :confused
Clickbait.
by Nicolas
Tue May 19, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What are you listening to now
Replies: 609
Views: 31674

Re: What are you listening to now

Stevie Ray Vaughan Essentials on Apple Music with the volume all the way up. :D
by Nicolas
Mon May 18, 2020 7:48 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks continue to soar!
Replies: 5588
Views: 479371

Re: U.S. stocks continue to soar!

JoMoney wrote:
Mon May 18, 2020 7:44 am
firebirdparts wrote:
Mon May 18, 2020 7:39 am
This is big! This is like that time the gold shipment came through Mayberry.
Thanks Barney! :P :twisted: :twisted: :D
:oops: :oops: :oops:
https://youtu.be/w5938LJh_9o
That’s pure gold!
by Nicolas
Sun May 17, 2020 10:47 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What are you listening to now
Replies: 609
Views: 31674

Re: What are you listening to now

The Essential Flatt & Scruggs on Apple Music I listened to a lot of Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs and the Foggy Mountain Boys growing up. I also enjoy Rascal Flatts. Broken Man 1999 I wish I could pick like Scruggs! He makes it look easy, that’s the mark of a master. It isn’t easy. https://youtu.be/d4...
by Nicolas
Sun May 17, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What are you listening to now
Replies: 609
Views: 31674

Re: What are you listening to now

The Essential Flatt & Scruggs on Apple Music
by Nicolas
Sun May 17, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How did you feel after giving notice to retire?
Replies: 52
Views: 4286

Re: How did you feel after giving notice to retire?

I'll be 61 years old later this year and worked for the same healthcare company for over three decades . It is a stable job but the last five years have declined into utter chaos and ultra high stress. As far as financially, I'm fine, I think. Live a modest lifestyle with 80x expenses plus small pe...
by Nicolas
Thu May 14, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What are you listening to now
Replies: 609
Views: 31674

Re: What are you listening to now

Telemaster Live in ‘75 — Roy Buchanan
And before that
Let It Be... Naked — The Beatles. The original vision of the album remastered and released in 2003 with all the Phil Spector “Wall of Sound” stuff removed.
by Nicolas
Thu May 14, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Percentage of savings to "prepping"?
Replies: 132
Views: 8259

Re: Percentage of savings to "prepping"?

You need yeast and right now it’s scarce, we can’t get any around here. You can make sourdough which is what my wife is trying to do and she says she’s struggling with it. If you still need yeast... SAF Red yeast and SAF Gold yeast are available to order at King Arthur Flour’s website. Might be a c...
by Nicolas
Wed May 13, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Mystery bill from dentist
Replies: 47
Views: 3172

Re: Mystery bill from dentist

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by Nicolas
Wed May 13, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Dentist charges $10 for PPE
Replies: 234
Views: 10751

Re: Dentist charges $10 for PPE

In past years we’ve seen a “fuel charge” added to our service bills when workers had to come out to the house to fix something. This was when gasoline was expensive. I didn’t like it but not much I could do. It’s a similar charge. Our utility bill includes a 3% mandatory fee labeled as “Low income a...
by Nicolas
Wed May 13, 2020 9:48 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Percentage of savings to "prepping"?
Replies: 132
Views: 8259

Re: Percentage of savings to "prepping"?

What are you "prepping" for? Well, I'm prepping for the upcoming solar minimum, that could be worse than the Maunder Minimum, I think that's what most people are worried about these days. Our solar system is planning her revenge, perhaps you know the old proverb, revenge is a dish best served cold,...
by Nicolas
Wed May 13, 2020 9:43 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Percentage of savings to "prepping"?
Replies: 132
Views: 8259

Re: Percentage of savings to "prepping"?

The world market price for a ton of wheat (which will last a single person more than 4 years calories-wise) is about $210. You as a consumer will likely pay more, but it still won't impact your savings. Household mills are not expensive either. Then post your bread baking recipes here. :D You need ...
by Nicolas
Wed May 13, 2020 9:21 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What are you listening to now
Replies: 609
Views: 31674

Re: What are you listening to now

JAZZISCOOL wrote:
Wed May 13, 2020 9:11 am
Roy Buchanan - blues guitar

"Live at Town Hall 1974"

Really nice tone.
+1. Buchanan was one of the greats.
by Nicolas
Mon May 11, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Bird watchers – what birds are you seeing?
Replies: 463
Views: 15884

Re: Bird watchers – what birds are you seeing?

For some reason I am not seeing any CARDINALS, BLUE JAYS or ORIOLES this year! We’ve got tons of cardinals and blue jays, they were with us all winter too. Basically they never leave, had them for twenty years since we moved in. I bet they’ve been here 11,000 years, since the last glaciation. We co...
by Nicolas
Mon May 11, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What are you listening to now
Replies: 609
Views: 31674

Re: What are you listening to now

East-West - The Paul Butterfield Blues Band (1966) Oh man, that's a classic! I have it on vinyl. It's just drenched with misery — so much so that I usually only venture there when truly bummed... 8-) Yeah, it should’ve had warning labels. Today it probably would have. I’m streaming it on Apple Music.
by Nicolas
Mon May 11, 2020 8:55 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What are you listening to now
Replies: 609
Views: 31674

Re: What are you listening to now

East-West - The Paul Butterfield Blues Band (1966)
by Nicolas
Sun May 10, 2020 1:41 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI
Replies: 4383
Views: 1251726

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI

yet I borrowed this book having run out of things to read until my new book order arrives. With so many free out-of-copyright ebooks available to download how could anyone run out of reading material? There must be enough for hundreds of lifetimes. I don't do ebooks and while I do read shorter book...
by Nicolas
Sun May 10, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What are you listening to now
Replies: 609
Views: 31674

Re: What are you listening to now

Aretha Now — Aretha Franklin (1968). What a singer.
by Nicolas
Sun May 10, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI
Replies: 4383
Views: 1251726

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI

Mr. Rumples wrote:
Sun May 10, 2020 10:13 am
yet I borrowed this book having run out of things to read until my new book order arrives.
With so many free out-of-copyright ebooks available to download how could anyone run out of reading material? There must be enough for hundreds of lifetimes.
by Nicolas
Sun May 10, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Scams that make me laugh -- what are you favorites?
Replies: 105
Views: 13867

Re: Scams that make me laugh -- what are you favorites?

The 0.01% interest-bearing savings accounts at our local banks.
by Nicolas
Fri May 08, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What are you listening to now
Replies: 609
Views: 31674

Re: What are you listening to now

Andy Serkis reading The Hobbit live, cover-to-cover.
https://youtu.be/4QOF_r_Y5-A
by Nicolas
Wed May 06, 2020 10:46 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Should you tip landscapers?
Replies: 51
Views: 3222

Re: Should you tip landscapers?

No, never have, never will. I’m opposed to tipping.
by Nicolas
Wed May 06, 2020 10:04 pm
Forum: US Chapters
Topic: first post since 2010!
Replies: 13
Views: 1337

Re: first post since 2010!

Welcome back! Curiosity got the better of me and I found your last post is dated Tue Sep 23, 2014 11:26 pm, and many from 2013.
by Nicolas
Wed May 06, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 5431
Views: 1349331

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Nico, 1988 (2017) Trine Dyrholm, John Gordon Sinclair, Anamaria Marinca, directed by Susanna Nicchiarelli The last year of singer Nico's life, as she tours and grapples with addiction and personal demons. https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7186092/?ref_=ttexrv_exrv_tt Recommended if you liked the band Th...
by Nicolas
Tue May 05, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 5431
Views: 1349331

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

The Coolest Guy Movie Ever: Return to the Scene of The Great Escape (2018) Filmmaker Christophe Espenan's tribute to The Great Escape (1963). The Coolest Guy Movie Ever is a fascinating documentary that returns to the iconic locations where that classic film was shot, complete with rare footage and...
by Nicolas
Tue May 05, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 5431
Views: 1349331

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Bus Stop (1956) Marilyn Monroe, Don Murray, Arthur O’Connell, Eileen Heckart, Hope Lange, Directed by Joshua Logan. A naive but stubborn cowboy falls in love with a saloon singer and tries to take her away against her will to get married and live on his ranch in Montana. https://m.imdb.com/title/tt...
by Nicolas
Tue May 05, 2020 12:22 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Bird watchers – what birds are you seeing?
Replies: 463
Views: 15884

Re: Bird watchers – what birds are you seeing?

A female red-breasted grosbeak at one of my sunflower feeders. We’ve got a male today. Haven’t seen the female yet. We’re serving only black oil sunflower seeds as that’s what our birds prefer. (Photo from internet) https://i.postimg.cc/8CHwZC5W/EE6-D61-A1-3573-432-C-8-C1-B-16449-AE32920.jpg upload...
by Nicolas
Mon May 04, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 5431
Views: 1349331

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Honeyland (2019) The last female beehunter in Europe must save the bees and return the natural balance in Honeyland, when a family of nomadic beekeepers invade her land and threaten her livelihood. It was filmed in Macedonia. https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8991268/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1 It was hard to watc...
by Nicolas
Mon May 04, 2020 8:42 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Who is your all time favorite investor and why?
Replies: 52
Views: 2735

Re: Who is your all time favorite investor and why?

John Templeton. I loved watching him on Wall $treet Week. He was always upbeat and optimistic and he was a legendary investor. From Wikipedia: John Templeton, during the Depression of the 1930s, bought 100 shares of each NYSE listed company which was then selling for less than $1 a share ($18 today)...
by Nicolas
Sat May 02, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What are you listening to now
Replies: 609
Views: 31674

Re: What are you listening to now

Golden Vanity —Bob Dylan, traditional ballads recorded live from 1988-92.
http://bobsboots.com/CDs/cd-g23.html
by Nicolas
Fri May 01, 2020 5:03 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: There's a first time for everything [Elon Musk says share price too high]
Replies: 15
Views: 1995

Re: There's a first time for everything

Sometimes there’s a fine line between genius and insanity. Consider the international chess grandmaster Bobby Fischer, and John Nash, the mathematician whose life was dramatized in the film A Beautiful Mind (2001). Could Musk be another example?
by Nicolas
Fri May 01, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: There's a first time for everything [Elon Musk says share price too high]
Replies: 15
Views: 1995

Re: There's a first time for everything

This guy needs to stay off Twitter. "Tesla stock price is too high imo," he said, one of several tweets that included a vow to sell his possessions. In other tweets, he said his girlfriend was mad at him, while another simply read: "Rage, rage against the dying of the light of consciousness." Elon M...
by Nicolas
Thu Apr 30, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: State Farm Safe Driving App
Replies: 45
Views: 3120

Re: State Farm Safe Driving App

I was offered either 5% or 10% off my auto premium by AAA insurance to permit tracking, I forget which just now. I declined due to my desire for privacy. I’m no longer with AAA for insurance, but for reasons nothing to do with the offer, I found a cheaper price elsewhere.
by Nicolas
Thu Apr 30, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 5431
Views: 1349331

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

bertilak wrote:
Thu Apr 30, 2020 1:57 pm
Could this serve as a review of he movie?
BTW that scene is a takeoff of the church scene in High Noon.
by Nicolas
Thu Apr 30, 2020 1:59 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 5431
Views: 1349331

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

cheese_breath wrote:
Thu Apr 30, 2020 1:01 pm
But after an hour and half skewing both capitalists and environmentalists...
Surely he was skewering them, not skewing them.
by Nicolas
Wed Apr 29, 2020 10:58 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Is it really better to lump sum now rather than wait for the next correction?
Replies: 27
Views: 2297

Re: Is it really better to lump sum now rather than wait for the next correction?

DCA is just a way to manage regret, but it works both ways. You can suffer as much regret by not investing all at once, it all depends on which way the wind is blowing. I have never and could never DCA, especially with the market rising. I want to be participating.
by Nicolas
Wed Apr 29, 2020 10:50 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 5431
Views: 1349331

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

High Noon (1952) Gary Cooper, Grace Kelly, Katy Jurado, Thomas Mitchell, Lee Van Cleef, Jack Elam, Lloyd Bridges, Lon Chaney Jr., Harry Morgan. Directed by Fred Zinnemann. A town Marshal, despite the disagreements of his newlywed bride and the townspeople around him, must face a gang of deadly kill...
by Nicolas
Wed Apr 29, 2020 10:18 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: What explains the continued rise in equities?
Replies: 167
Views: 12661

Re: What explains the continued rise in equities?

One thing I read is the possibility that small businesses will be the main casualties of the economic downturn and that large businesses will weather the storm and eventually grow as a result of picking up that market share. Those are the ones in the public markets at the moment of course, hence co...
by Nicolas
Wed Apr 29, 2020 9:01 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks continue to soar!
Replies: 5588
Views: 479371

Re: U.S. stocks continue to soar!

I just finished watching the WWII documentary on Netflix yesterday . To even think Japan and Germany and the world have any meaningful recovery after that level of destruction within a couple of decades is mind boggling. The current crisis is bad, but nothing compare to back then. Don’t bet against...