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by TimeRunner
Sat Jul 11, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: TSP share price in Google Sheets like GoogleFinance
Replies: 28
Views: 13807

Re: TSP share price in Google Sheets like GoogleFinance

I'm bummed about the table change too as it really messed up my Google sheets. I found another page at TSPTalk that could work, but it's strange in that every row is a new table. The first row with prices is table 9, previous day price is table 10. https://www.tsptalk.com/tracker/tsp_fund_price.php ...
by TimeRunner
Mon Jun 29, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: E-Bike recommendations
Replies: 114
Views: 7675

Re: E-Bike recommendations

gubernaculum wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 12:49 am
I purchased Riese and Muller supercharger2, high speed(cuts off at 28 mph). Love it. It has TWO 500 Kw batteries and my range is 100 miles. Love riding it. It works well in the hills of San Francisco.
Darn nice bike! :beer
by TimeRunner
Sat Jun 27, 2020 9:06 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Quicken 2019 and forward
Replies: 369
Views: 33310

Re: Quicken 2019 and forward

LadyGeek wrote:
Sat Jun 13, 2020 6:58 pm
Quicken updated this morning. My modified logo survived (remained unchanged).
I was waiting to see if it would be wiped out in an update. You figured it out. Cool! :beer
by TimeRunner
Thu Jun 25, 2020 10:00 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: My friend does not trust one brokerage Firm?
Replies: 24
Views: 1619

Re: My friend does not trust one brokerage Firm?

Does your friend trust one government?

Is this thread actionable?
by TimeRunner
Wed Jun 17, 2020 10:21 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Disappointed in Fidelity 2% Cash Back credit card
Replies: 167
Views: 10090

Re: Disappointed in Fidelity 2% Cash Back credit card

Cancel the card. I'm sorry for your troubles and wish you the best in your future financial endeavors.
by TimeRunner
Wed Jun 17, 2020 9:40 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Disappointed in Fidelity 2% Cash Back credit card
Replies: 167
Views: 10090

Re: Disappointed in Fidelity 2% Cash Back credit card

According to this Fidelity info page, you could deposit the cash back into your Wife's HSA: https://www.fidelity.com/cash-management/visa-signature-card . Why not build up that HSA. It will come in handy later and in the meantime, it can earn interest and/or dividends tax free in the HSA account. If...
by TimeRunner
Mon Jun 15, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Change of Address choices for father w/ cognitive decline
Replies: 28
Views: 1277

Re: Change of Address choices for father w/ cognitive decline

I'm POA and successor trustee. I did #3. Magazines are sent to relative using a different first name so USPS will deliver - a one-time contact of each subscription service was required to put that in place, with a time lag of a month or two. I forward any non-junk mail that happens to show up here. ...
by TimeRunner
Sun Jun 14, 2020 7:34 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Prenup? What Should It Say?
Replies: 232
Views: 11515

Re: Prenup? What Should It Say?

Have you considered purchasing this book as a way to explore the issue prior to attorney involvement?

https://store.nolo.com/products/prenupt ... -pnup.html

(I have no connection to this book.)
by TimeRunner
Thu Jun 11, 2020 10:24 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Recommend a mattress?
Replies: 31
Views: 2579

Re: Recommend a mattress?

We like our Avocado Green mattress. It's a heavy beast though, well built.
by TimeRunner
Thu Jun 11, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Google-like stock tracking?
Replies: 7
Views: 412

Re: Google-like stock tracking?

How about: https://www.google.com/finance , and add your stocks to your Watchlist? (This works for me.) :beer
by TimeRunner
Mon Jun 08, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Cox Retention Department
Replies: 21
Views: 10148

Re: Cox Retention Department

You might also be able to share a secured strong-enough signal wifi with a trustworthy neighbor.
by TimeRunner
Mon May 25, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Tesla Y test drive
Replies: 37
Views: 3554

Re: Tesla Y test drive

Watch the Munro Live videos if you want a deep dive look at the Tesla Model Y. Start with episode E1 and work your way up. You'll be amused to see what's in the hollow space near the wheel well to absorb sound. Here they are: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCj--iM ... 5XQ/videos
by TimeRunner
Sun May 24, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Mobile scanner: Why not?
Replies: 16
Views: 1235

Re: Mobile scanner: Why not?

If you really need to replace your printer, choice #2 is a great one. Ours (also from Costco) has been excellent. Very much appreciate double-sided paper scanning thru automatic document feeder on the occasions that's been necessary. Toner consumption seems very reasonable. Thank you, TimeRunner! P...
by TimeRunner
Sat May 23, 2020 7:34 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Mobile scanner: Why not?
Replies: 16
Views: 1235

Re: Mobile scanner: Why not?

If you really need to replace your printer, choice #2 is a great one. Ours (also from Costco) has been excellent. Very much appreciate double-sided paper scanning thru automatic document feeder on the occasions that's been necessary. Toner consumption seems very reasonable.
by TimeRunner
Sat May 16, 2020 8:49 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Quicken 2019 and forward
Replies: 369
Views: 33310

Re: Quicken 2019 and forward

How many bugs can there be? Answer: https://community.quicken.com/categories/ That's a list of bank connection issues, not bugs in the software. Click on Alerts and Known Product Issues or go directly here: https://community.quicken.com/categories/alerts . While most are bank connection issues, the...
by TimeRunner
Fri May 15, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Quicken 2019 and forward
Replies: 369
Views: 33310

Re: Quicken 2019 and forward

michaeljc70 wrote:
Fri May 15, 2020 12:07 pm
How many bugs can there be?
Answer: https://community.quicken.com/categories/alerts
by TimeRunner
Wed Feb 26, 2020 10:46 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Gold $1600 Oz - When?
Replies: 295
Views: 19520

Re: Gold $1600 Oz - When?

Gold $1,700, Coronavirus, and Summer are coming.
by TimeRunner
Sun Feb 23, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Quicken 2017
Replies: 66
Views: 3632

Re: Quicken 2017

We also switched from Moneydance back to Quicken due to frustration with issues that never got addressed over several years of development and beta testing (in which we participated and provided feedback). No point in detailing all those here. It was a PITA to convert back to Quicken, but ultimately...
by TimeRunner
Fri Feb 07, 2020 11:25 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Maxifi planner
Replies: 55
Views: 13378

Re: Maxifi planner

One link I find most useful as a MaxiFi Planner user is the release notes, linked almost at the bottom of the main page, and found here: https://maxifiplanner.com/release-notes
by TimeRunner
Wed Feb 05, 2020 10:03 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Gold $1600 Oz - When?
Replies: 295
Views: 19520

Re: Gold $1600 Oz - When?

Not wishing to derail the thread, but anyone have a strong recommendation on an online vendor that will buy commodity gold British Sovereigns?
by TimeRunner
Sat Jan 25, 2020 10:48 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: When would I want ETFs vs Funds?
Replies: 12
Views: 1199

Re: When would I want ETFs vs Funds?

Cheez-It Guy wrote:
Sat Jan 25, 2020 10:28 pm
Vanguard's website isn't crappy.
OK, whatever.
by TimeRunner
Sat Jan 25, 2020 10:24 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: When would I want ETFs vs Funds?
Replies: 12
Views: 1199

Re: When would I want ETFs vs Funds?

Because you can hold them at any brokerage. For example, hold Vanguard ETFs at Fidelity or Schwab and enjoy free trades, local offices, and excellent customer service - all the advantages of Vanguard fund management and low expenses without Vanguard's crappy website.
by TimeRunner
Thu Jan 23, 2020 9:38 am
Forum: US Chapters
Topic: Sad news: LadyGeek's husband has passed
Replies: 352
Views: 27394

Re: Sad news: LadyGeek's husband has passed

In the darkest hours know that you have a community here of friends, most that you have never met, who value your many contributions. Condolences.
by TimeRunner
Sat Jan 18, 2020 9:06 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Quicken does not recognize asset allocation for Target Retirement Fund
Replies: 11
Views: 451

Re: Quicken does not recognize asset allocation for Target Retirement Fund

Google sheets is the answer. Use Quicken to keep a transactions log, and tie in transfers to/from your checking account or paycheck or whatever, but don't bother with the rest. You can easily set up a spreadsheet and some columns for US Stocks, US Bonds, Int Stocks, Int Bonds, and just have a formul...
by TimeRunner
Fri Jan 17, 2020 11:13 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: BlackRock's New Position on Climate Change
Replies: 18
Views: 1333

Re: BlackRock's New Position on Climate Change

91 year old Mom is also big into Vanguard ESG funds. She might not be leaving the World a better place than she found it, but she feels better about ESG investing. Fine with me. :beer
by TimeRunner
Tue Jan 14, 2020 12:42 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Talk me out of buying a Tesla Model 3
Replies: 921
Views: 81558

Re: Talk me out of buying a Tesla Model 3

I want an EV Miata RF. :beer
by TimeRunner
Sat Jan 11, 2020 9:53 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Talk me out of buying a Tesla Model 3
Replies: 921
Views: 81558

Re: Talk me out of buying a Tesla Model 3

HomerJ wrote:
Fri Jan 10, 2020 9:49 pm
I'm talking about a pure EV vehicle that has a gas generator in the back. If that's not possible, fine, but I'm not talking about a gas engine.
A gas generator generates a gas. I think you mean a fuel-cell powered vehicle, which generates electricity to power the electric vehicle (EV).
by TimeRunner
Sat Jan 04, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Spreadsheets - Out of here!
Replies: 134
Views: 14183

Re: Spreadsheets - Out of here!

You'll have to take:
=VALUE(Right((Index(ImportHtml(CONCATENATE("http://bigcharts.marketwatch.com/advcha ... ttype=Fund"), "table"),3,1)),7))
(as an example)
from my cold dead hands. :wink:
by TimeRunner
Wed Jan 01, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Talk me out of buying a Tesla Model 3
Replies: 921
Views: 81558

Re: Talk me out of buying a Tesla Model 3

This recent Autoline After Hours video podcast is titled "Why a Gearhead Loves His Tesla Model 3" and is well worth watching for anyone considering said purchase: https://youtu.be/dJqHa6uTzpw?t=23 . The speaker is Henry Payne (Detroit News auto columnist), and in the course of his employment, he's p...
by TimeRunner
Sat Dec 28, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Talk me out of buying a Tesla Model 3
Replies: 921
Views: 81558

Re: Talk me out of buying a Tesla Model 3

I'm all for EVs, but it seems the best use case at this stage of the EV evolution is for local travel where one can charge at home or work rather than depend on commercial charging, especially during inclement weather and holiday traffic. Here's one recent news story: https://keyt.com/traffic-2/2019...
by TimeRunner
Sun Dec 15, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Talk me out of buying a Tesla Model 3
Replies: 921
Views: 81558

Re: Talk me out of buying a Tesla Model 3

If you can, to maximize battery life it is best to keep the battery charging to 70% and charge no lower than 30%. Isn't the battery LiON? If so, why isn't "best practice" to keep it fully charged -- which is my understanding of how LiON cells in cameras, phones, laptops, etc. achieve maximum usable...
by TimeRunner
Fri Dec 06, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Bike Rack Recommendations for 2” Hitch
Replies: 32
Views: 2195

Re: Bike Rack Recommendations for 2” Hitch

We really love our Kuat NV 2.0 bike rack on our Honda Element. https://www.kuatracks.com/products/ Use a REI 20% off coupon that comes up every now and then if you don't find a deal. It's sturdy and very high quality and the company has great customer service. This is one of those you get what you p...
by TimeRunner
Thu Dec 05, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Fidelity as a one stop shop
Replies: 1622
Views: 226545

Re: Fidelity as a one stop shop

Plmd, look at it this way - Fido's doing due diligence and making it tougher for anyone to impersonate you or gain access to your accounts. That's a good thing.
by TimeRunner
Sun Dec 01, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: FEHB Open Season 2019
Replies: 113
Views: 10399

Re: FEHB Open Season 2019

Side-subject but instructive: We have GEHA Standard with Caremark mail-order. Two-pack generic Epi-Pen injector is $20, free shipping.
by TimeRunner
Sun Dec 01, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Fidelity as a one stop shop
Replies: 1622
Views: 226545

Re: Fidelity as a one stop shop

I upgraded my Google Pixel phone yesterday. Almost everything transferred over flawlessly, but of course the Symantec VIP app used for 2-factor authentication for FIdo sign-on gets re-certificated (if that's a word) when moved to a new device. (Ditto Google Auth). So I used the old phone to sign int...
by TimeRunner
Thu Nov 28, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Thrift Savings Plan Withdrawal Process
Replies: 25
Views: 2634

Re: Thrift Savings Plan Withdrawal Process

The G fund is under scrutiny. https://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/2018/02/trump-budget-praises-tsp-then-cuts/146060/ Yes, I knew that, but I'm hoping it's less likely they will change the G fund - changes which would basically render it useless. I don't want to stray into the politics of the situa...
by TimeRunner
Wed Nov 27, 2019 11:33 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Thrift Savings Plan Withdrawal Process
Replies: 25
Views: 2634

Re: Thrift Savings Plan Withdrawal Process

Funds showed up in Fido on 11/25. TSP process is slow. On another note, Marco Rubio continues to attack TSP for I-Fund investment, however slight, in emerging markets, particularly China. IMO, this doesn't bode well for FRTIB/TSP. As a separated annuitant (aka retired fed), who needs politicians mon...
by TimeRunner
Tue Nov 26, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Found hidden safe, should we crack?
Replies: 303
Views: 88924

Re: Found hidden safe, should we crack?

Awesome about Prof Feynman and your buddy. I assume the safe door isn't fake like this muse: https://youtu.be/0176BkzvEes

Looking forward to the next chapter! :beer
by TimeRunner
Mon Nov 25, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Found hidden safe, should we crack?
Replies: 303
Views: 88924

Re: Found hidden safe, should we crack?

As has been mentioned up-thread, but not acknowledged by the OP, there's slop built-in to the lock mechanism. (Professor Feynman relied on this as well.) You should be able to feel how far you can turn the dial in each direction before the mechanism inside the safe door turns in unison. If it's ever...
by TimeRunner
Sat Nov 23, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: [Tesla truck]
Replies: 170
Views: 12952

Re: [Tesla truck]

Tesla's going to need to revise the wheels. The wheel covers or whatever-they-are stick out well beyond the tires, from the center the the rim where tire meets wheel. That's not going to work for off-road, or even for parking against a curb where the driver rubs the wheel. Don't get me wrong, I wish...
by TimeRunner
Sat Nov 23, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: [Tesla truck]
Replies: 170
Views: 12952

Re: Talk me out of buying a Tesla Model 3

5th_Dimension wrote:
Sat Nov 23, 2019 11:40 am
Here is an article explaining why the bed design looks that way.

https://techcrunch.com/2019/11/22/heres ... razy-look/
Good article and makes sense. Perhaps they will be able to eliminate the 'sail pillar' on the production version. Thanks for finding and posting.
by TimeRunner
Fri Nov 22, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: [Tesla truck]
Replies: 170
Views: 12952

Re: Talk me out of buying a Tesla Model 3

Some folks who bought the Gen 1 Honda Ridgeline truck later decided that a slide-in camper would be nice, and then realized it wouldn't work. Wonder if the Tesla truck has the same problem. EDIT: ...due to the sail pillar (google it and read down-thread).
by TimeRunner
Thu Nov 21, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Thrift Savings Plan Withdrawal Process
Replies: 25
Views: 2634

Re: Thrift Savings Plan Withdrawal Process

MichDad's journey is very similar to our family. Subsequent to the new TSP withdrawal rules, we put all the TSP in the G Fund and moved mid-six figures out of the TSP to a traditional IRA account. Our remaining almost two-comma TSP will remain 100% G Fund as the almost-sole bond allocation, with som...
by TimeRunner
Thu Nov 14, 2019 11:38 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Fidelity ([Elan]) card eBill
Replies: 30
Views: 2524

Re: Fidelity (Elon) card eBill

Mine autopays from my Fidelity CMA. FIdo sells my Fidelity CA Muni Money Market Fund (FCFXX) in just enough shares to cover the bill to autopay once a month. This was set up simply on the Fido website with no chat or phone call required. Perhaps the issue is that you are trying to autopay from some ...
by TimeRunner
Thu Nov 14, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Is LastPass still top in security, any reason to switch?
Replies: 47
Views: 5806

Re: Is LastPass still top in security, any reason to switch?

Switched from Lastpass to Bitwarden a year ago, on Win10, Chromebook and android phone. Super-reliable and doesn't try to fill in fields (wrongly) like Lastpass did. Simple, effective, and free.
by TimeRunner
Thu Nov 07, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: TSP and Vanguard allocation review
Replies: 16
Views: 1212

Re: TSP and Vanguard allocation review

All the advice from posters upthread is good. I'd just use the TSP to hold the G fund as my complete and total bond allocation, and use external TIRA and Roth IRA accounts to hold equities, with the exception of some amount of money market funds to pull from in the TIRA and Roth IRA as emergency or ...
by TimeRunner
Tue Nov 05, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Vanguard suggesting I move to ETF's
Replies: 40
Views: 3963

Re: Vanguard suggesting I move to ETF's

I'm surprised that Vanguard is actually recommending ETFs over mutual funds. I would have guessed that they would have been neutral. ETFs are less expensive and more tax efficient to operate, and can easily be held at a different brokerage. I’ve come to opinion that Vanguard would prefer other brok...
by TimeRunner
Tue Nov 05, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: New Bosch dishwasher already faulted
Replies: 22
Views: 2715

Re: New Bosch dishwasher already faulted

My 5-month old Bosch dishwasher has been outstanding, but if I needed to reset it the process is obvious: hold down the Stop button for 3 seconds. Turn it off and turn it on again. I bought my Bosch from an appliance store, not the big box. It's like buying a car: service is at least as important a...
by TimeRunner
Mon Nov 04, 2019 10:51 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: New Bosch dishwasher already faulted
Replies: 22
Views: 2715

Re: New Bosch dishwasher already faulted

If you haven't done it, make sure the dishwasher is plugged into a surge protector. Probably has nothing to do with your issue, but it might keep the control board from frying in a power surge.
by TimeRunner
Thu Oct 31, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Better.com for New Home Mortgage? Reliable?
Replies: 13
Views: 1523

Re: Better.com for New Home Mortgage? Reliable?

I wrote my experience in this post: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=200523#p3071219

Agree that refi shouldn't be much risk, but a purchase could get messed up.