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by SHB
Wed Jun 10, 2015 1:02 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Ownership change
Replies: 4
Views: 406

Re: Ownership change

In the example above the equation would be: Y=((X/.8)*.2)+X X being the current ownership percentage as expressed in a decimal of one of the remaining parties Y being the new ownership percentage To make it more generic Y=(((X/(1-Z))*Z)+X Z being the ownership of the vacating person. EDIT: I'm a dum...
by SHB
Thu Jun 04, 2015 7:22 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: La Guardia to Times Square hotel - best transportation method?
Replies: 16
Views: 15806

Re: La Guardia to Times Square hotel - best transportation method?

Uber or Taxi, should be 35-45 depending on traffic.
by SHB
Wed May 06, 2015 12:26 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Help me understand preferred stock we own...
Replies: 9
Views: 1484

Re: Help me understand preferred stock we own...

Take it for what its worth but I do acquisitions underwriting for a large real estate company and have just a couple thoughts. First, the private REIT industry is, generally, best avoided by laymen. The structure most used for non-traded reits is ripe for abuse by managers and very opaque. Second, s...
by SHB
Thu Sep 11, 2014 11:48 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: I need a personal scheduler
Replies: 24
Views: 2787

Re: I need a personal scheduler

Why dont you use the Calendar fuction on your Iproducts and link it to your gmail account.
by SHB
Thu Sep 11, 2014 8:05 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Visit to SFO Area - Dining
Replies: 14
Views: 1584

Re: Visit to SFO Area - Dining

Two places that stand out in my mind form my last trip to San Francisco were Hops and Hominy which is a southern food resturant with a great selection of craft beer and the Boulevard which is admitidly expensive but was one hell of a meal (probably not the best place for a 10 year old though). Archi...
by SHB
Thu Aug 21, 2014 12:32 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Kimchi
Replies: 40
Views: 3207

Re: Kimchi

I used to live next to Korea town in NYC, boy do I love me some kimchi...
by SHB
Mon Aug 18, 2014 11:53 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Alarm company wants me to waive rights
Replies: 13
Views: 1681

Re: Alarm company wants me to waive rights

Short and simple of it sounds like you're waiving the insurance companies right of subrogation but is overall pretty weakly written. Not sure if its standard language in the industry and I'm not sure if your insurance company would like it. If it doesn't effect your policy in such a way that your in...
by SHB
Mon Aug 11, 2014 10:05 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Where do you buy clothes?
Replies: 105
Views: 14963

Re: Where do you buy clothes?

I don't purchase cloths often, maybe twice a year but that’s a weekend of just shopping. Between suits, shirts, ties, and casual cloths I probably spend 1.5K-2K a year on cloths. I generally shop higher quality. My business apparel is Brooks Brothers shirts or more recently I've been buying Kamakura...
by SHB
Wed Jul 23, 2014 8:57 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Dumb 3rd grade math question about beach house rental
Replies: 61
Views: 9690

Re: Dumb 3rd grade math question about beach house rental

Personally if I was invited to split an apartment with two other couples and I could choose how long to stay I would expect to split the cost of the apartment on a daily basis. ie if I’m there with all three couples I expect to only pay 1/3rd of that daily rate, If I’m there all alone i would expect...
by SHB
Fri Jul 18, 2014 8:47 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: 2 days in San Francisco
Replies: 25
Views: 2549

Re: 2 days in San Francisco

I'll be in San Francisco over laborday weekend so I'll be checking in with this thread. Thanks for the BBB tip.
by SHB
Thu Jul 17, 2014 1:39 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Hints on Tri-Tip [Cooking]
Replies: 29
Views: 4699

Re: Hints on Tri-Tip

I know people who like well done, but not in my family. If you marry in, you learn to like at least medium rare or you starve. Guess what? They all learn. :) Congrats on pushing your one-sided preference to an entire family, some of us prefer medium well and no blood on our food :twisted: For those...
by SHB
Wed Jul 16, 2014 8:49 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Good Faith Deposit with Attorney or Realtor?
Replies: 7
Views: 800

Re: Good Faith Deposit with Attorney or Realtor?

That is not out of the ordinary at all and is infact relatively standard if you have an ongoing relationship with your lawyer.
by SHB
Fri Jul 11, 2014 11:35 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What to see and where to eat in Barcelona
Replies: 31
Views: 4332

Re: What to see and where to eat in Barcelona

My wife and I (mid 20's) just got back from Barcelona. We stayed in the Hotel DO. in the plaza real which was amazing. Its a "gastronomic hotel" their two restaurants are amazing, their free a la carte breakfast was the best free breakfast I've had. They also bring to your room two snacks throughout...
by SHB
Wed Jul 09, 2014 12:52 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Munchies ?
Replies: 22
Views: 2743

Re: Munchies ?

Skinny pop or popcorn without butter is great as long as your popcorn isn't stale.
by SHB
Tue Jul 08, 2014 8:13 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Luggage recommendation
Replies: 36
Views: 4477

Re: Luggage recommendation

I am very happy with my TravelPro 20 inch roller purchase. If I'm looking for one thing in a suitcase is quiet, smooth wheels that wont sound like a bag of rocks in 10 flights. The Travelpro is still as quiet and smooth as when I bought it.
by SHB
Mon Jul 07, 2014 9:32 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Smokers [for cooking]
Replies: 47
Views: 7198

Re: Smokers

Gas smoker!?! Blasphemy!
by SHB
Thu Jun 26, 2014 9:52 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How do you afford to travel?
Replies: 68
Views: 8824

Re: How do you afford to travel?

Sometimes we do international trips and splurge (nice hotels, resturants etc) but most of th time we try and makethe money stretch as far as we can. But the reason for that is more than monetary; we travel a good amount (an international trip a year and lots of long weekends to florida, chicago, san...
by SHB
Fri Jun 13, 2014 8:26 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Europe travel
Replies: 11
Views: 1681

Re: Europe travel

Is it usual to work all summer and not be paid until the end? I would be more than a little concerned the money wouldn't materialize. What's wrong with weekly pay? British law says you have to be paid monthly (I think) and you cannot be paid in cash (that *is* true). I had thought this was to imple...
by SHB
Fri Jun 13, 2014 8:14 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Engagement Ring - Diamond Help
Replies: 61
Views: 7599

Re: Engagement Ring - Diamond Help

I got engaged last year and as others have mentioned the Pricescope forums were very helpfull. They led me to WhiteFlash who I was very happy with and went back to them for the wedding ring.
by SHB
Thu May 15, 2014 12:36 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Buying a new suit for a promotion
Replies: 20
Views: 3097

Re: Buying a new suit for a promotion

Brooks brothers is fine if not overpriced except the 4 times a year the 1818 suits are on sale for 550-650. If you are fat the madison cut is where you will want to go. The Regent and Fitzgerald are more slim cuts (regent jacket is more boxy than the fitz jacket though). If you know your size I high...
by SHB
Wed Apr 30, 2014 2:43 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Suit [for wedding]
Replies: 57
Views: 5830

Re: Suit [for wedding]

I would suggest the Benjamin series at ehaberdasher.com. I got the jacket and pants and it totaled $535 but that was a couple of years ago. Full canvas, extremely well made suit. These look nice. Do you know where they are made? Also would like to be able to try it on. eHabadasher offers 30 day ret...
by SHB
Wed Apr 30, 2014 2:42 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Suit [for wedding]
Replies: 57
Views: 5830

Re: Suit [for wedding]

Brantley wrote:
mrsq wrote:J. Crew makes good looking, well-fitting suits in the $300-$400 range.
Comparable to a full canvassed Corneliani (manufacture for PRL) suit?
No, J Crew's Ludlow suit is fused.
by SHB
Wed Apr 30, 2014 10:33 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Suit [for wedding]
Replies: 57
Views: 5830

Re: Suit [for wedding]

I would suggest the Benjamin series at ehaberdasher.com. I got the jacket and pants and it totaled $535 but that was a couple of years ago. Full canvas, extremely well made suit. I'll confirm this. The Benjamin suits at eHabadasher are truely Boglehead in value. ~$550 goes a long way in the Benjami...
by SHB
Wed Apr 23, 2014 8:30 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Can my computer hear me?
Replies: 54
Views: 11947

Re: Can my computer hear me?

In case you use Chrome, as long as you are logged in, anything you search for on other Chrome browsers or an android phone will influence the ads that pop up. Its not computer specific for Chrome, its account specific.
by SHB
Mon Apr 14, 2014 10:20 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: NYC Comic Con
Replies: 12
Views: 1167

Re: NYC Comic Con

I took my much-older kids there last fall (ages 12 and 15.) There is no way we would ever go back, and under no circumstances would I take a two-year-old. Comic-Con NYC is a gigantic convention floor filled with tables and booths of people selling their overpriced comic-related stuff. There is very...
by SHB
Mon Apr 14, 2014 8:51 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V
Replies: 3372
Views: 1495195

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V

Other People’s Money - Charles Bagli A story about the sale of Stuyvesant Town and Peter Cooper Village right at the peak of the market. It gives a great history of the development and then goes on to use the sale as a poster child for the bubble and subsequent credit crisis. Although it’s not perfe...
by SHB
Wed Mar 26, 2014 3:46 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Anyone ever send their car via autotrain?
Replies: 4
Views: 764

Re: Anyone ever send their car via autotrain?

I've got a car shipped via truck&trailer from Georgia to Vermont for only $650. That was 3 years ago.
by SHB
Mon Mar 24, 2014 2:30 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Kindle Paperwhite?
Replies: 36
Views: 4942

Re: Kindle Paperwhite?

While I do like my Paperwhite for novels, thats about all I use it for. For me, the Kindle can't beat a hardcopy when it comes to plays, poems that have foot notes, and expository work. Kindle just doesn't play well when constantly flipping or when footnote are required. That being said, for novels,...
by SHB
Fri Mar 14, 2014 11:38 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What video games are you currently playing?
Replies: 220
Views: 24286

Re: What video games are you currently playing?

Its good to see other Boglehead gamers! I myself have played, for the majority of my self aware life, FPS and MMO's. Grew up playing Counter-Strike, played professionally for a year and won some money. Most recently I've "quit" CS:GO and GuildWars 2, the plan is to game less and maybe play some cons...
by SHB
Mon Mar 03, 2014 10:26 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: google.com/flights
Replies: 14
Views: 2703

Re: google.com/flights

International may be a different beast but domestics US flights 9 times out of 10 are much better through google flights and the like.
by SHB
Mon Mar 03, 2014 9:13 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: google.com/flights
Replies: 14
Views: 2703

Re: google.com/flights

I have found that often purchasing tickets through the airlines website to be the worst way to go. I always check google flights, kayak, and cheapoair. If its not last minute most of those are within $10 of each other. I'd be interested in hearing what other site people use but I've been pretty happ...
by SHB
Tue Feb 25, 2014 2:35 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Roku - Does everything cost $$?
Replies: 27
Views: 9276

Re: Roku - Does everything cost $$?

Everything that's normally free online (abc.com, nbc.com,fox.com etc) Roku is an aggregator media server with dvr capabilities not a content provider. Almost all of this is incorrect, as far as I'm aware. I suspect that you've never owned or used a Roku. I don't own a Roku, but thats because I know...
by SHB
Mon Feb 24, 2014 10:09 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Roku - Does everything cost $$?
Replies: 27
Views: 9276

Re: Roku - Does everything cost $$?

Everything that's normally free online (abc.com, nbc.com,fox.com etc) Roku is an aggregator media server with dvr capabilities not a content provider.
by SHB
Wed Feb 12, 2014 4:34 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Security Tips: What to do after finding Malware?
Replies: 11
Views: 1216

Re: Security Tips: What to do after finding Malware?

It really depends on what exactly you found. Not all malware is a doomsday keylogger with a back door to your computer :P most are relativly benign that opens pop ups, etc.
by SHB
Tue Feb 11, 2014 9:45 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: where to download Open Office?
Replies: 11
Views: 1531

Re: where to download Open Office?

I would go with Libre Office over Open Office. LO is getting and seems like will continue to get more ongoing support.
by SHB
Fri Feb 07, 2014 10:20 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: B&M Banks and Online Banks and Credit Unions - Oh My
Replies: 15
Views: 2271

Re: B&M Banks and Online Banks and Credit Unions - Oh My

I use Ally and supplement with Chase. Not so much for the measly return on savings/checking accounts though. Ally's ATM refund policy, great mobile deposit app and general ease of use makes it a winner in my book. I use chase to suplement though if I need a real, walk in branch (say a check over the...
by SHB
Fri Jan 31, 2014 3:56 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Visiting NYC (New York City)
Replies: 31
Views: 2488

Re: Visiting NYC (New York City)

There is no subway connecting Time Square to the Javits. In May you might as well walk, its not that far otherwise I would recommend a cab, alternativly you could take the cross town bus over to 11th ave then walk south.
by SHB
Fri Jan 31, 2014 11:16 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Banks insist on physical address -- new regulations?
Replies: 28
Views: 15619

Re: Banks insist on physical address -- new regulations?

New Dodd-Frank "Know your Customer/Borrower" shenanigans.
by SHB
Fri Jan 31, 2014 10:25 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Thoughts on Pet Insurance- Dog??
Replies: 18
Views: 2234

Re: Thoughts on Pet Insurance- Dog??

I can actually get pet insurance through my company (about $5 a month). So its a no brainer for us to have, one surgery (errant leather glove eaten, god forbid cancer, etc) and it could very well be the best purchase we make this decade.
by SHB
Wed Jan 29, 2014 1:17 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Does anyone have a bat house?
Replies: 31
Views: 2649

Re: Does anyone have a bat house?

When I first read the thread title I imagined you were asking about building a house wiht a bunch of secret rooms and trap doors...I imagined it for longer than I care to admit.
by SHB
Mon Jan 27, 2014 5:21 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: .....
Replies: 38
Views: 4657

Re: "Oldies" for young people - what's popular?

Teenage girls love Franky Valli and the Four Seasons. His voice soothes all.
by SHB
Mon Jan 20, 2014 11:06 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Has the bond market already crashed?
Replies: 23
Views: 2916

Re: Has the bond market already crashed?

10 Yr T still under 3%? No "crash" yet.
by SHB
Fri Jan 17, 2014 1:52 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Salary information - need help
Replies: 10
Views: 2013

Re: Salary information - need help

Im just curious, what do you guys do? 50 employees for only 2 million square feet (at an average rent of around $6-7 psf) seems like a ton of employees for a "normal" real estate company.
by SHB
Wed Jan 15, 2014 3:14 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: percolator vs drip
Replies: 109
Views: 10225

Re: percolator vs drip

That is very true

No matter what you use, grinding your own vaccum packed whole beans instead of pre-ground beans will make a much more significant difference to your coffee than any change in brewing techniques.
by SHB
Wed Jan 15, 2014 12:36 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: percolator vs drip
Replies: 109
Views: 10225

Re: percolator vs drip

French press! Delicious and bogglehead-y

I also have a nesspresso, which after using an actual esspresso machine (Rancilio Silvia) I would not go back to a "real" machine. Not so bogglehead-like but still something I reccommend highly.
by SHB
Thu Jan 02, 2014 3:15 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What does a Bogle TV look like?
Replies: 78
Views: 6908

Re: What does a Bogle TV look like?

Samsung 55" LCD - best purchase of the decade.

We bought new but used electronics depreciate incredibly fast so I'm sure deals are to be had on CL/Ebay.
by SHB
Thu Jan 02, 2014 3:08 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Frugal suit purchase options--need, but don't want
Replies: 52
Views: 7204

Re: Frugal suit purchase options--need, but don't want

So much hate for traditional business wear jeesh. I wear a suit and tie to work every day and wouldn't have it any other way. If OP is to have one suit with a $200 budget I suggest spending 50-75 (whatever you can do in NC, I liek in NYC so I'm sue its cheaper down there) on alterations and budget t...
by SHB
Tue Dec 31, 2013 10:13 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What is your winter thermostat setting (while you are up)?
Replies: 116
Views: 12849

Re: What is your winter thermostat setting (while you are up

Shoot, in my NYC apartment with steam heat (that cannot be shut off or set lower) and south facing windows I've had my AC on almost all winter with the exception of last night and the really cold week or so about a month ago.
by SHB
Tue Dec 31, 2013 9:57 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Streaming to televison
Replies: 33
Views: 4553

Re: Streaming to televison

I have a previous generation Mac Mini I use as a media server. Large amount of storage for moving, TV shows, music, etc. plus I have the freedom to use any service/streaming site I wish, not just the ones that the Roku or Apple TV are compatible with. I also have my Mohu Leaf pluged into it with Eye...