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by Carter3
Fri Feb 12, 2021 9:47 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Boglehead Beer
Replies: 1014
Views: 182549

Re: Boglehead Beer

eor wrote: Fri Feb 12, 2021 9:25 pm Great Lakes Dortmunder Gold
Lagunitas Pilsner (temporarily not available)
Dortmunder Gold for the win. So wish I could get some.
by Carter3
Tue Nov 17, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How to remove wrinkles from crumpled silk without washing?
Replies: 11
Views: 731

Re: How to remove wrinkles from crumpled silk without washing?

Dottie57 wrote: Tue Nov 17, 2020 5:56 pm I would steam up the bathroom and hang the piece in there.
This
by Carter3
Tue Sep 22, 2020 12:49 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What is your favorite reasonably priced bourbon?
Replies: 278
Views: 31792

Re: What is your favorite reasonably priced bourbon?

Carter3 wrote: Tue Sep 26, 2017 9:56 am
dbr wrote: Sat Sep 23, 2017 9:29 am George Dickel, if that counts. I am a little biased by having actually visited the distillery, which is a fun trip.
Good old Tullahoma that's where I spent the summers of my youth
Haaa. I read this and almost replied 🤣
by Carter3
Tue Sep 22, 2020 12:45 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What is your favorite reasonably priced bourbon?
Replies: 278
Views: 31792

Re: What is your favorite reasonably priced bourbon?

I love this thread. Here's my go to.

Four Roses single barrel - evening sipper
Buffalo trace - patio sipper
Old grandad bottle in bond - great and inexpensive
Makers or knob creek for old fashioned
by Carter3
Sat Aug 29, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Thoughts on Tennessee
Replies: 116
Views: 13964

Re: Thoughts on Tennessee

West Tennessean here. I don't think you can go wrong moving to this state. We plan to retire in western Tennessee. Milder summers vastly different terrain. Housing remains affordable in this state...I will never live in a place with state tax again.
by Carter3
Fri Aug 14, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Driving Boston to Nashville
Replies: 51
Views: 2781

Re: Driving Boston to Nashville

neilpilot wrote: Fri Aug 14, 2020 4:40 pm Option 2 - no contest.
^This
by Carter3
Thu Aug 13, 2020 9:52 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Wasp nest
Replies: 117
Views: 7242

Re: Wasp nest

AverageGolfer wrote: Fri Jul 31, 2020 10:27 am Tempo dust works great for me.
^This
by Carter3
Wed Jul 29, 2020 8:04 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Should I coat my new garage floor with something?
Replies: 27
Views: 3186

Re: Should I coat my new garage floor with something?

bob60014 wrote: Tue Jul 28, 2020 3:13 pm Epoxy garage coatings are popular in my area. It's easy to clean, durable, it protects from oil and road salt and it looks good. For best results let a pro do it.
Professional is different than rustoleum
by Carter3
Mon Jul 27, 2020 10:10 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Where is best place to have engagement ring professionally cleaned?
Replies: 20
Views: 1664

Re: Where is best place to have engagement ring professionally cleaned?

Also, does anyone have any jewelry cleaning kits they recommend for diamond and platinum? We would like to clean it with the kit often, but have it professionally cleaned/inspected 1x or 2x a year. We finally had my mother's ring in for a professional refurbishing after 25+ years (and it was an est...
by Carter3
Tue Jul 14, 2020 10:47 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Landlord expectations: Rats in the yard
Replies: 80
Views: 5907

Re: Landlord expectations: Rats in the yard

TxAg wrote: Tue Jun 30, 2020 6:08 pm Poison and traps are cheap. I'd just take care of it myself.

Maybe get an outdoor cat? A pellet gun would be a fun option.
Haaaa. I was thinking Gamo pellet gun... take advantage of the opportunity now while the wife might support the decision
by Carter3
Tue Jun 30, 2020 2:37 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Cost of Adding a Sprinkler Head to an Existing Zone
Replies: 9
Views: 933

Re: Cost of Adding a Sprinkler Head to an Existing Zone

My irrigation company did this for me 3x last year, it cost $95 each time (construction next door to me) . They charge $95/hour and it didn't take those guys 30 minutes to complete but it was August and hot. I replaced a sprinkler head ($6) and added a sprinkler head last month ($24). The majority o...
by Carter3
Sun Jun 28, 2020 10:13 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Repairing a hole in plastic kiddie pool
Replies: 26
Views: 1679

Re: Repairing a hole in plastic kiddie pool

Just curious if anyone has any thoughts about using a clean hot glue gun tip with no glue to melt it together? The whole is very small from a thorn, so slightly bigger than a pin prick. You are more likely to just make a bigger hole if you try to melt it. For something non-critical like a kiddie po...
by Carter3
Sun Jun 28, 2020 10:46 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Repairing a hole in plastic kiddie pool
Replies: 26
Views: 1679

Re: Repairing a hole in plastic kiddie pool

What? Flex seal is cheap. It's at Walmart
by Carter3
Sun Jun 28, 2020 12:24 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Repairing a hole in plastic kiddie pool
Replies: 26
Views: 1679

Re: Repairing a hole in plastic kiddie pool

Flex-seal. I did it on ours and it's great
by Carter3
Sat Jun 27, 2020 12:43 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Going Thru Divorce
Replies: 41
Views: 6791

Re: Going Thru Divorce

I went through a debilitating divorce when I was 42. Had one daughter who was 8 at the time. Agree that you should maximize your career earnings because you’ll need it. Other advice? Be as generous as you can possibly be and don’t let the “fight”, if any, take over your life, always meet your suppo...
by Carter3
Wed May 13, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How to look for a good Primary Care Physician (PCP), and no price transparency...
Replies: 35
Views: 2238

Re: How to look for a good Primary Care Physician (PCP), and no price transparency...

I am an MD. I personally see a family physician, but many recommend internists. I agree that your relationship with the physician is very important. There are a couple of factors one should consider. There is data to show some predictive factors that impact the quality of a doctor. For one, the med...
by Carter3
Sat May 09, 2020 11:53 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Got divorced how to get most value for exes wedding ring
Replies: 42
Views: 5257

Re: Got divorced how to get most value for exes wedding ring

Selling to a friend or friend of a friend may produce the best return. I have sold a few rings and what I've found was that diamond rings are typically worth about 20% of what you paid for them retail depending on the certification and if you have the certificate. Is it a diamond ring? Do not go the...
by Carter3
Sat May 09, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Is it worth buying an infant car seat for each car.
Replies: 71
Views: 3452

Re: Is it worth buying an infant car seat for each car.

A simpler solution for an infant is to get the type of car seat where the top part comes off and you can carry the baby in it to go in the store or where ever you are going. It clicks and locks into the base that is secured in the car. This also means that you are less likely to wake up a sleeping ...
by Carter3
Tue May 05, 2020 10:44 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Another Should I Refinance Thread
Replies: 13
Views: 807

Re: Another Should I Refinance Thread

Usually you want to see about a 1% spread to make it worth it. At 590k can go slightly less than 1
by Carter3
Thu Apr 16, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Advise what to do after receiving email from Hacker trying to extort money
Replies: 58
Views: 5175

Re: Advise what to do after receiving email from Hacker trying to extort money

Thank you, everyone, for inputs. Here is the actual text "Pay $1000 in btc to the down below address (remove***from it): bc1***qwc5ldj8h25adqfwlhsvlwn29pu62h2d6p46f9l You may be wondering why the heck would you do that? Very well, put together yourself simply because I am going to move your en...
by Carter3
Wed Apr 15, 2020 1:19 am
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Which companies to steer clear of?
Replies: 14
Views: 1443

Re: Which companies to steer clear of?

If you had to... I don’t have to, I can buy the haystack. But really, why would you go on a forum dedicated to index investing to refine your list of individual companies? It’s kind of like going to an F-150 show to ask folks about options for your latest Mustang build. What do we know about these ...
by Carter3
Fri Mar 27, 2020 8:16 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Where does $2 Trillion Come from?
Replies: 30
Views: 4504

Re: Where does $2 Trillion Come from?

In general, where money comes from is an interesting question. There is far more money than there is physical currency. This is often a consequence of a fractional reserve banking system: Person A deposits $10,000 in a bank. Bank loans the $10,000 to Person B, who buys a car. Car dealer deposits th...
by Carter3
Tue Mar 17, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: My bonehead move may make you feel better about your situation
Replies: 16
Views: 3262

Re: My bonehead move may make you feel better about your situation

I always do limit orders because I feel like I am controlling my price. Maybe I should be doing stop loss
by Carter3
Tue Feb 11, 2020 9:27 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What is the best concert you ever witnessed?
Replies: 434
Views: 32270

Re: What is the best concert you ever witnessed?

B.B. King 1996 the old man rocked the house that was filled with 18 year olds
by Carter3
Thu Nov 21, 2019 12:21 am
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Cash basically sitting uninvested. What to do?
Replies: 47
Views: 7301

Re: Cash basically sitting uninvested. What to do?

KingRiggs wrote: Wed Oct 16, 2019 12:54 pm
hap_ca wrote: Wed Oct 16, 2019 12:51 pm
KingRiggs wrote: Wed Oct 16, 2019 10:10 am A Haiku:

"I know it's market timing
But maybe I'm smart enough?
I hold cash, waiting..."
Haikus are 5/7/5 :happy
Dang...I was counting sylables and everything...

How about:

Market timing, yes.
But maybe I'm smart enough?
I hold cash, waiting...
That'll do it
by Carter3
Thu Nov 21, 2019 12:19 am
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Cash basically sitting uninvested. What to do?
Replies: 47
Views: 7301

Re: Cash basically sitting uninvested. What to do?

hap_ca wrote: Wed Oct 16, 2019 12:51 pm
KingRiggs wrote: Wed Oct 16, 2019 10:10 am A Haiku:

"I know it's market timing
But maybe I'm smart enough?
I hold cash, waiting..."
Haikus are 5/7/5 :happy
That's exactly what I was thinking, like what's going on here
by Carter3
Sat Oct 05, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Suggestions for good leather shoe?
Replies: 43
Views: 5099

Re: Suggestions for good leather shoe?

I say AE as well but I would not do the factory seconds. Full disclaimer, I have bought numerous Allen edmonds both factory seconds and non. The problem with the seconds is that you are still using good money to pay for them and they are both cheap. In addition you never know what you are going to ...
by Carter3
Tue Oct 01, 2019 1:22 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Suggestions for good leather shoe?
Replies: 43
Views: 5099

Re: Suggestions for good leather shoe?

I say AE as well but I would not do the factory seconds. Full disclaimer, I have bought numerous Allen edmonds both factory seconds and non. The problem with the seconds is that you are still using good money to pay for them and they are both cheap. In addition you never know what you are going to g...
by Carter3
Wed Aug 28, 2019 12:36 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Coffee becomes cold too soon
Replies: 119
Views: 11170

Re: Coffee becomes cold too soon

Go to your closest Walmart and get one of these: https://www.walmart.com/ip/Ozark-Trail-20-Ounce-Double-Wall-Vacuum-Sealed-Tumbler/980790838 Coffee stays hot for 4,5,6 hours. The tech in these tumblers is great. Yeti, Arcteryx, Pelican, Ozark Trail, they all function very similarly. Hot stays hot. ...
by Carter3
Wed May 15, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Did you buy the 600+ dip last week ?
Replies: 129
Views: 9504

Re: Did you buy the 600+ dip last week ?

I purchased per my usual schedule last week. Felt stupid when the market dropped.
by Carter3
Thu Apr 18, 2019 11:23 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Electric smoker
Replies: 26
Views: 1489

Re: Electric smoker

I have a masterbuilt and use an amaz-n in it for low smoke. Had a camp chef...sold it for traeger... sold traeger for yoder. Have an offset, Weber kettle, smoky mountain, weber gas grill, and a green egg. I use an igrill or a thermoworks smoke for hands free temp monitoring and alarm. Bbq is a big t...
by Carter3
Tue Mar 26, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Good Camping Tent?
Replies: 28
Views: 2099

Re: Good Camping Tent?

I just bought a Kodiak canvas tent. 10'x10' https://www.competitiveedgeproducts.com/Kodiak-Canvas-Tents_c_11.html It wasn't cheap, but I already have a nice backpacking tent and wanted something sturdy for week long hunting trips. Plus, the whole family fits if we want to camp in any weather. ^^Thi...
by Carter3
Tue Mar 26, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Fidelity 529
Replies: 17
Views: 2020

Re: Fidelity 529

I have it and have been happy. Total Market in unique has very low fees
by Carter3
Wed Mar 20, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Best Way To Save For Kids Future If They May Not Go To College
Replies: 26
Views: 2079

Re: Best Way To Save For Kids Future If They May Not Go To College

When I was young, as far back as I can remember, it was always stated when sport goes to college, not if . Neither of my parents were college educated, in fact my father did not finish high school. But they wanted my brother and me to get good educations. My brother and I each ended up with two deg...
by Carter3
Thu Feb 14, 2019 12:04 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Student Loan Repayment Puzzle
Replies: 22
Views: 1609

Re: Student Loan Repayment Puzzle

Interesting input here. To clarify, son has been vigorously paying down these loans since graduating last year; he has already paid down about $11K from the starting balance by throwing every bit of extra income/graduation gift money possible at them. He created an elaborate spreadsheet for each lo...
by Carter3
Tue Jan 08, 2019 2:47 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Good kitchen mixing bowls
Replies: 17
Views: 1276

Re: Good kitchen mixing bowls

Tramontina
by Carter3
Mon Jan 07, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: House hunting in San Antonio (relocating from IL) - What to watch out for?
Replies: 31
Views: 2045

Re: House hunting in San Antonio (relocating from IL) - What to watch out for?

One thing to make sure of is that your house has a whole house water softener. Why? Hard water buildup. It ruins appliances and feels chalky on the skin. Exactly. Then skin dries like no other despite moisturizer, hair dry then breakage, Clothes don't clean so well. Resolved with softener.
by Carter3
Mon Jan 07, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: House hunting in San Antonio (relocating from IL) - What to watch out for?
Replies: 31
Views: 2045

Re: House hunting in San Antonio (relocating from IL) - What to watch out for?

A place near safe bike trails and/or wide shoulders about 5-20 miles away from work, so you can commute on your bike. You're talking ~25 miles via I-10...see comment about San Antonio being a great place to be buried. Traffic and too hot. However up until you are hit by a jacked up pick up, or die ...
by Carter3
Mon Jan 07, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: House hunting in San Antonio (relocating from IL) - What to watch out for?
Replies: 31
Views: 2045

Re: House hunting in San Antonio (relocating from IL) - What to watch out for?

A place near safe bike trails and/or wide shoulders about 5-20 miles away from work, so you can commute on your bike. You're talking ~25 miles via I-10...see comment about San Antonio being a great place to be buried. Traffic and too hot. However up until you are hit by a jacked up pick up, or die ...
by Carter3
Mon Jan 07, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: House hunting in San Antonio (relocating from IL) - What to watch out for?
Replies: 31
Views: 2045

Re: House hunting in San Antonio (relocating from IL) - What to watch out for?

Living in san antonio you will welcome rain. I have heard about the watering your foundation thing, however from one midwesterner to another you have no idea how difficult that will be. Your life will revolve around the aquifer. Due to water restrictions it is not always so easy to water your founda...
by Carter3
Tue Nov 20, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Electric wrench / screwdriver for the home auto mechanic
Replies: 27
Views: 1744

Re: Electric wrench / screwdriver for the home auto mechanic

The ryobi can bust lug nuts. And caliper bolts
by Carter3
Sun Oct 28, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Washing machine/dryer shopping
Replies: 38
Views: 3130

Re: Washing machine/dryer shopping

Buy New
by Carter3
Thu Oct 04, 2018 1:15 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Remember traveler's checks? How to cash a forgotten stash
Replies: 29
Views: 4565

Re: Remember traveler's checks? How to cash a forgotten stash

canderson wrote: Wed Oct 03, 2018 3:39 pm I had to look up what a traveler’s check was.

I’d keep them as an antique to talk about to your grandkids.
Now that's funny right there
by Carter3
Thu Oct 04, 2018 1:11 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Black suit with dark brown shoes?
Replies: 59
Views: 4600

Re: Black suit with dark brown shoes?

No way. Black shoes only for black suit
by Carter3
Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:04 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What is your single most expensive mistake?
Replies: 293
Views: 28756

Re: What is your single most expensive mistake?

Buying a boat. Bought a new custom $100,000 27' SeaSport Seamaster set up as a dive boat for SE Alaska together with a friend of mine. We had some good adventures on it and sold it a few years later after we both got married for perhaps a $40,000 loss considering all we had in it. Wth that ain't no...
by Carter3
Sun Sep 16, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Benefits/longevity of more expensive ($300+) mens dress shoes?
Replies: 75
Views: 11278

Re: Benefits/longevity of more expensive ($300+) mens dress shoes?

The Allen Edmonds 'Independence Collection' is more sleek and elegant than many of the British shoes. To be clear, the trade off is a durability penalty. These shoes also come with a very comfortable lambskin lining and extremely high quality calf. Allen Edmonds are good quality, but the they have ...