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by Crimsontide
Sun Oct 15, 2017 7:27 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Amazon Prime - Decline in Delivery Service?
Replies: 54
Views: 4253

Re: Amazon Prime - Decline in Delivery Service?

No issues here. I continue to be amazed by their efficiency :sharebeer
by Crimsontide
Mon Sep 18, 2017 5:28 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Memory Foam Mattress Recomendations
Replies: 51
Views: 4461

Re: Memory Foam Mattress Recomendations

When our spring mattress started dipping after ten years I looked and looked and decided on a firm Brooklyn bedding foam mattress. Wife was very skeptical but now insists she loves the bed. They are a bit warmer than regular mattresses but I love it. Great night sleep. I heard Costco version bed is...
by Crimsontide
Thu Sep 14, 2017 8:36 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Is it really Worth it to brown bag your lunch at work?
Replies: 313
Views: 18398

Re: Is it really Worth it to brown bag your lunch at work?

I am constantly amazed that people try to make this point. Does the act of traveling to and from a restaurant, being seated, and then waiting for your food (then the bill) not take time? I've discussed ad nauseum how I handle it and I do not suggest that everybody can or should do it like we do BUT...
by Crimsontide
Thu Sep 14, 2017 5:17 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Is it really Worth it to brown bag your lunch at work?
Replies: 313
Views: 18398

Re: Is it really Worth it to brown bag your lunch at work?

There's a better way to analyze this. Figure out your hourly wage, by dividing your salary by number of hours worked in a year. Any services significantly under this hourly rate you should outsource, unless you enjoy the task or don't value your free time/leisure. By making your own lunch every day...
by Crimsontide
Thu Sep 14, 2017 5:10 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Wondering if solar is worth it - does my utility bill seem high? (Arizona)
Replies: 40
Views: 2928

Re: Wondering if solar is worth it - does my utility bill seem high? (Arizona)

Yes your bill is a little high. Not high enough to justify solar though, pay back time is way too long in my opinion( without generous government subsidies). Set your AC to 78-79, that'll make a huge difference. Check out this website for more easy and aggressive ways to cut your electric bill. http...
by Crimsontide
Tue Sep 05, 2017 6:37 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Companies/Brands You Love?
Replies: 157
Views: 10124

Re: Companies/Brands You Love?

Coca Cola (Diet Coke)
Rockport
Infiniti
Merrell
Smith & Wesson
Old Spice
Nike (Dry Fit stuff)

Tide (of course)
Ikea
Dunkin' Donuts
Ecco
by Crimsontide
Tue Sep 05, 2017 11:59 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Did Charmin UltraSoft TP become "UltraThin"?
Replies: 61
Views: 3840

Re: Did Charmin UltraSoft TP become "UltraThin"?

You are correct. I immediately noticed this difference with the new package I bought this week. Not even close to the original. The roll itself is much larger in circumference, however, it is narrower and the two ply sheets much thinner...
by Crimsontide
Fri Sep 01, 2017 8:22 pm
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Where is Livesoft? Was The Woodlands Flooded
Replies: 36
Views: 6123

Where is Livesoft? Was The Woodlands Flooded

With all the flooding in the Houston area I'm wondering how Livesoft came out up in the Woodlands, any flooding up there?
by Crimsontide
Tue Aug 15, 2017 8:00 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Is $9000 too much for a sectional sofa ?
Replies: 130
Views: 8617

Re: Is $9000 too much for a sectional sofa ?

Way too much... Love the SNL skit BTW :happy
by Crimsontide
Fri Aug 11, 2017 9:41 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How far would you travel to see The Eclipse?
Replies: 259
Views: 14955

Re: How far would you travel to see The Eclipse?

I'll watch it on T.V.
by Crimsontide
Wed Aug 09, 2017 8:17 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Obtaining Bachelors in Accounting @ 30
Replies: 40
Views: 3264

Re: Obtaining Bachelors in Accounting @ 30

You're 30? Just a child :happy heck yes, keep going and finish this thing off.
by Crimsontide
Thu Jul 20, 2017 7:50 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Most Americans don't trust financial advisers
Replies: 64
Views: 6621

Re: Most Americans don't trust financial advisers

As Bill Bernstein has said, if you know enough to choose an appropriate financial adviser you don't need one. From reading the Forum for over 15 years, I have noticed that the most egregious posters' financial problems resulted from their financial advisers putting them into inappropriate funds, ch...
by Crimsontide
Wed Jul 12, 2017 8:51 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Wisdom Teeth Removal: Any experience?
Replies: 17
Views: 1058

Re: Wisdom Teeth Removal: Any experience?

FraggleRock wrote:21
Excellent experience.
Same here, wish I had a couple more to remove :happy
by Crimsontide
Wed Jul 12, 2017 8:46 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Personal loan to a family member
Replies: 114
Views: 7645

Re: Personal loan to a family member

The voice of experience says " do not do it", unless you are prepared to lose it all, do not do it...
by Crimsontide
Mon Jul 10, 2017 8:30 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Most Effective Rat Poison
Replies: 24
Views: 1521

Re: Most Effective Rat Poison

Most effective I've found is the Tom Cat Bait Station. Traps require way too much maintaince...
by Crimsontide
Mon Jul 10, 2017 5:24 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: September short trip ideas
Replies: 32
Views: 2486

Re: September short trip ideas

jebmke wrote:
MrNewEngland wrote:Normally I suggest going to the keys but you'll be right in jellyfish season in September so that makes it less fun.
and hurricane season.
It's football season, why leave the Southeast then, that's the best time to be there :happy
by Crimsontide
Tue Jul 04, 2017 6:41 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Jackson Hole in July?
Replies: 16
Views: 2484

Re: Jackson Hole in July?

National Museum of Wildlife Art - since all of the artwork is wildlife related - this might be worthwhile for your family. Beautiful museum. Even if you don't go in - stop by and see the outdoor sculptures - great photo ops. +1 When this was suggested to us I thought it was probably just a tourist ...
by Crimsontide
Tue Jul 04, 2017 6:11 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: John Deere series 100 lawn tractors
Replies: 28
Views: 2565

Re: John Deere series 100 lawn tractors

I have a 6 year old D130 that runs like, well, like a Deere :happy I keep hoping it will start giving me problems or die because I really want a Zero turn for mowing my 2 acres. Once the D130 gives up the ghost, which doesn't look to be this mowing season, I'm going Zero turn (Bobcat).
by Crimsontide
Wed Jun 28, 2017 3:59 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How did you handle the costs of your child's wedding?
Replies: 170
Views: 13734

Re: How did you handle the costs of your child's wedding?

Yes, pay for the wedding with taxable money. A friend gave his daughter a fixed amount and told her to keep whatever was left. Well, the daughter managed to come in under budget and was able to have a few thousand extra dollars to spend on her honeymoon. This is exactly what we did. Amazing how qui...
by Crimsontide
Fri Jun 23, 2017 5:13 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Ally no penalty 11 month CD rate increased to 1.50% this morning
Replies: 68
Views: 9726

Re: Ally no penalty 11 month CD rate increased to 1.50% this morning

Thanks for the heads up!!! Just moved some cash over from the online savings account.
by Crimsontide
Fri Jun 23, 2017 4:51 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Got rear-ended: any reason not to go through my ins?
Replies: 30
Views: 3185

Re: Got rear-ended: any reason not to go through my ins?

I'm in Texas and was recently rear-ended as well. The other driver was issued a citation and this was clearly noted on the police report. I did not file with my insurance, I filed with his. If you have the other driver's insurance information and a police report clearly showing them at fault then fi...
by Crimsontide
Thu Jun 22, 2017 7:32 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Did I just get seriously ripped off?? (Car lease)
Replies: 54
Views: 5495

Re: Did I just get seriously ripped off?? (Car lease)

WhiteMaxima wrote:9 Year old BMW for 5K and 45K for another BMW. You best bet would be a certified 2 or 3 year old BMW (knock 30% off list) with extended warranty. Now it's already too late since you signed contract.
Bingo, says the owner of a silver Camry :twisted:
by Crimsontide
Sat May 27, 2017 7:31 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: "sport short" workout/jogging shorts
Replies: 5
Views: 831

Re: "sport short" workout/jogging shorts

Russell Athletics makes %100 cotton shorts. I'm a Nike Dryfit guy myself though...
by Crimsontide
Wed May 24, 2017 8:09 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Lufthansa Premium Economy
Replies: 40
Views: 5455

Re: Lufthansa Premium Economy

Never flown this particular fare class on Lufthansa but if it's anything like Delta economy comfort it's we'll worth it if you're tall. I'm 6'2" and an extra 6 inches of legroom on an 8 hour flight is worth a lot. +1 fairly tall guy here, definitely worth the extra coin for an international flight....
by Crimsontide
Tue May 16, 2017 6:56 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Interested in lake property
Replies: 36
Views: 4459

Re: Interested in lake property

Save your money and rent a vacation place or cabin instead. You will still come out way ahead even it you rent it 10 times per year. The honeymoon will be over in a few years when the home requires maintenance and you end up spending portion of your weekend time working on your second home keeping ...
by Crimsontide
Wed May 10, 2017 8:23 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What newspaper or magazine do you pay for?
Replies: 107
Views: 6303

Re: What newspaper or magazine do you pay for?

None, get it all on-line for free.
by Crimsontide
Wed May 03, 2017 7:53 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Buying a luxury car (how dumb would it be to do this?)
Replies: 216
Views: 21394

Re: Buying a luxury car (how dumb would it be to do this?)

I’d prefer a 3 series, but I have kids with lots of stuff. You have options: 3 series wagon, or if that's small, 5 series wagon. If you still need space, roof box. Edit: You have 4-kids... never mind my wagon suggestion. You should get a van probably. I've already got a minivan, so this'll be a sec...
by Crimsontide
Fri Apr 21, 2017 10:47 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Mens Blue Jeans - What are we buying now?!
Replies: 86
Views: 9211

Re: Mens Blue Jeans - What are we buying now?!

Lee Premium Select straight leg. Kohls usually has them for $30 - $35 on sale. I'm hard to fit when it comes to jeans, and these are hands-down the most comfortable jeans I've ever worn. They have a little bit of stretch in them and fit perfectly. YMMV +1 bought a couple pairs of these last week. I...
by Crimsontide
Mon Apr 10, 2017 8:46 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: You can never go "home" - retirement
Replies: 85
Views: 13605

Re: You can never do "home" - retirement

Not a chance, I have found heat without humidity, there is no going back :P
by Crimsontide
Mon Apr 10, 2017 8:41 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Designing Your Life
Replies: 83
Views: 11078

Re: Designing Your Life

drawpoker wrote:
2015 wrote:

..... there is much more to life than gazing at your own naval. .....


That's exactly what I have been thinking of saying.

Only I was going to say navel

Not naval. :wink:


I was thinking more along the lines of "and there is nothing new under the sun"...
by Crimsontide
Sat Apr 08, 2017 8:44 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: More Zenni Optical Questions
Replies: 13
Views: 1910

Re: More Zenni Optical Questions

That's pretty darn cheap, try your local optometrist and see if you can get out for under $500 without insurance...
by Crimsontide
Wed Apr 05, 2017 8:13 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Buying expensive car, how to keep payments low?
Replies: 149
Views: 10379

Re: Chuckle

You say the Audi lease is really expensive. I don't really know Audi mini vans very well ... For somebody who wants to buy an outlandishly expensive SUV they can't afford with money they don't have to impress people they don't even know, calling it a mini-van is probably the ultimate insult. jimb I...
by Crimsontide
Thu Mar 30, 2017 7:38 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: thoughts on car choice/payment?
Replies: 21
Views: 1607

Re: thoughts on car choice/payment?

My advice would be to break this monthly payment mindset as soon as possible. You don't have to have a car payment forever. Save up and pay cash for good, reliable transportation.
by Crimsontide
Fri Mar 24, 2017 9:27 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: In-N-Out Burger - Best Chain Fast Food Burger Joint?
Replies: 157
Views: 22793

Re: In-N-Out Burger - Best Chain Fast Food Burger Joint?

LadyGeek wrote:
lazydavid wrote:In other news: Holy zombie thread, Batman!

FYI - Crimsontide has resurrected a 2009 thread.


Sorry, it's was the horrible tasting fries that made me do it, I mean those things are inedible...like little tofu infused cardboard crap stripes...
by Crimsontide
Fri Mar 24, 2017 8:10 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: In-N-Out Burger - Best Chain Fast Food Burger Joint?
Replies: 157
Views: 22793

Re: In-N-Out Burger - Best Chain Fast Food Burger Joint?

Just made my first and last trip to In N Out. The burger was OK, not quite on par with Whataburger or Wendy's, but passable. My question though is what is the deal with those fries? They were absolutely horrid. I have never eaten a more indescribably tasteless, tofuish, spongiform-like abomination o...
by Crimsontide
Sun Mar 19, 2017 6:03 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best place to get eyeglasses / no vision insurance
Replies: 89
Views: 10229

Re: Best place to get eyeglasses / no vision insurance

Another vote for Zenni. Got my usual conservative frame with hi-index 1.74 progressive lens with the usual coatings, $100 out the door. Makes me crazy thinking about how bad I've been gouged over the years by my eye care professional :oops:
by Crimsontide
Wed Mar 15, 2017 8:28 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: $464.12 dinner bill last night. No regrets.
Replies: 78
Views: 11161

Re: $464.12 dinner bill last night. No regrets.

j0nnyg1984 wrote:I had one in Vegas last week for around $1300. Gotta love being able to expense those customer dinners 8-)


OP's story warmed my heart, yours, not so much...
by Crimsontide
Sun Mar 05, 2017 8:15 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Camry Redesign
Replies: 61
Views: 7016

Re: Camry Redesign

Camry redesign?? I just bought a 2017 in November :oops:
by Crimsontide
Fri Feb 10, 2017 2:01 pm
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Your USER NAME...what does it mean?
Replies: 369
Views: 31813

Re: Your USER NAME...what does it mean?

Think nuclear submarine, oh, and football :happy
by Crimsontide
Thu Feb 02, 2017 6:35 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Purchasing 4 Family House for Rental Income
Replies: 34
Views: 2771

Re: Purchasing 4 Family House for Rental Income

dbr wrote:I guess somebody has to say it, but getting tied up in a 20 year financial deal with three other guys is absolutely insane. The issue has nothing to do with the financial merits of owning and renting that particular property.


+1 this is not going to end well...
by Crimsontide
Thu Feb 02, 2017 6:30 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Milestone and gotta tell someone
Replies: 61
Views: 6554

Re: Milestone and gotta tell someone

Excellent. Congratulations, it's a wonderful feeling :beer
by Crimsontide
Wed Jan 25, 2017 8:42 pm
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: HAPPY 93RD BIRTHDAY, TAYLOR!
Replies: 199
Views: 10768

Re: HAPPY 93RD BIRTHDAY, TAYLOR!

Happy Birthday, Taylor. Your posts continue to be very inspirational to me.
by Crimsontide
Mon Jan 16, 2017 9:05 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How much do you typically spend in a restaurant?
Replies: 171
Views: 11832

Re: How much do you typically spend in a restaurant?

When we go out to eat it's typically mid range, non-chain type restaurants. It runs us about 40-60 all in with no alcohol (2 people). Usually 2 salads, 2 entrees, and either 1 app or 1 dessert depending on how we're feeling. We do this once a week or so. Once in a while we go to the high end places...
by Crimsontide
Mon Jan 16, 2017 9:00 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How much do you typically spend in a restaurant?
Replies: 171
Views: 11832

Re: How much do you typically spend in a restaurant?

Perhaps it belongs in another thread, but we rarely eat the entire meal in a restaurant, so we almost always have a to-go box. Even the burgers at these places are HUGE, so I usually only eat half a burger and bring the other half home for another meal. So I'd put to-go box usage for us at 90% or h...
by Crimsontide
Wed Jan 11, 2017 4:55 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Are $50 drugstore and supermarket "drones" any fun?
Replies: 18
Views: 2607

Re: Are $50 drugstore and supermarket "drones" any fun?

I bought this one several months ago and it's lots of fun - m Pretty easy to set up and learn to fly. Video and still images are ok but certainly not hi-def. After lots of research, this seemed like the best "beginner" drone. The batteries only last 5-7 mins so you'll need some extras. Th...
by Crimsontide
Sun Jan 08, 2017 6:10 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Help choosing a mattress
Replies: 38
Views: 3981

Re: Help choosing a mattress

From a previous mattress thread: m I am leaning toward the Brooklyn Bedding, Medium firmness. I ordered this exact mattress on Sunday morning (after suffering through another sleepless night), it should arrive tomorrow. Fingers crossed... Just an update on this mattress purchase. We've been sleepin...
by Crimsontide
Sun Jan 08, 2017 4:57 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Relocation to the Dallas, TX Area
Replies: 32
Views: 3519

Re: Relocation to the Dallas, TX Area

I would focus the search on Frisco. Fast growing, lots to do and easy commute to Plano.