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by Dan-Fl
Sun Feb 28, 2016 11:51 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: 2016 BOGLEHEADS CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENT
Replies: 118
Views: 20357

Re: 2016 BOGLEHEADS CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENT

Please add 2 attendees to wait list for conference. We are regulars.
by Dan-Fl
Thu Jul 16, 2015 7:06 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Are you going to shop on Prime Day?
Replies: 140
Views: 16342

Re: Are you going to shop on Prime Day?

Looked at the site. Thought this "occasion" was poorly rolled out. Bought some stuff from Amazon yesterday but nothing to do with "sale". This was not amazon's best day.
Dan=Fl
by Dan-Fl
Tue Jul 14, 2015 6:54 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Cost of Routine Dental Cleanings
Replies: 50
Views: 5601

Re: Cost of Routine Dental Cleanings

Near Tampa Florida coast for me is $168 for cleaning, bite wing xrays, and cancer screeening.
I do this exam about yearly. I have cleaning done each 4 months.
Dan
by Dan-Fl
Fri Oct 24, 2014 6:02 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Tesla S
Replies: 954
Views: 166866

Re: Tesla S

Morning, Just bought a new car about 2 months ago. I drove the Tesla Model S. It is a very nice car with wonderful performance. The price of the car that I would have wanted would have been close to 90K. I certainly would have wanted the bigger battery capacity. This would have been my only car. I l...
by Dan-Fl
Tue Aug 26, 2014 7:14 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Auto accident today
Replies: 33
Views: 4679

Re: Auto accident today

My take on this is a little different. I have had the exact same reaction the a situation like this. I just wanted it all fixed within an hour. The issue that I wasn't confronting properly was that I am human and as a human, I make mistakes. This type of accident is an example. I used to feel I did ...
by Dan-Fl
Sun Jul 27, 2014 7:12 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: best place to buy kitchen appliances
Replies: 25
Views: 4019

Re: best place to buy kitchen appliances

Warehouse Discount Center is where I bought an upper end GE Gas Stove about 3 years ago. I got just what I wanted, delivered to garage in excellent shape and has been supported well by GE. They have a wide variety of products. I would check into this option. It was significantly less than anywhere I...
by Dan-Fl
Sun Jul 06, 2014 6:31 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: How to admit/should I admit alcohol problem to employer
Replies: 111
Views: 19633

Re: How to admit/should I admit alcohol problem to employer

Congratulations on the understanding that you feel you have a problem. Alcoholism, addiction is a disease and needs treatment. Will Power helps but will not defeat alcoholism! Alcoholism is a cunning and baffling foe and usually wins. Help comes in many forms. Inpatient treatment is very popular the...
by Dan-Fl
Sat May 24, 2014 7:40 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Own a Samsung Galaxy S3 Phone? --Help!--
Replies: 7
Views: 1006

Re: Own a Samsung Galaxy S3 Phone? --Help!--

If your phone does not do this moment when rotates there is a setting in settings. Click setttings, go to display and click this option.
Dan-Fl
by Dan-Fl
Sat May 10, 2014 7:31 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: St. John, USVI travel advice
Replies: 15
Views: 2596

Re: St. John, USVI travel advice

On my sailboat in the Eastern Caribbean and on STJ about 7 month a year for 5 more years. It is a wonderful island. Where you stay is what you want. Cruz Bay is the west or busy part of the island. Coral Bay and beyond is the East End of the Island and quieter. Water is perfect everywhere and some b...
by Dan-Fl
Sat Jan 25, 2014 3:13 pm
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Taylor's 90th Birthday
Replies: 272
Views: 31002

Re: TAYLOR'S UPCOMING 90th BIRTHDAY

Happy Birthday Taylor,
Thank you for all of your work through the years on our behalf. Your wise words have helped me so much. I hope to continue to see you and read your thoughts for many years.
I hope this is a very special and happy year for you
Dan-Fl
by Dan-Fl
Tue Nov 26, 2013 8:26 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Wireless Blu-Ray Players
Replies: 24
Views: 2180

Re: Wireless Blu-Ray Players

I have a LG BD570 which is now about 3-4 years old. It is a Bluray with Wifi. It has been good. It doesn't do amazon due to its age. The point I am addressing is LG with LG TV seems to have some advantage in terms of crossover remotes, and intuitive sense of the machines. It works well with my Sony ...
by Dan-Fl
Thu Oct 03, 2013 9:30 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Budget crisis and Bond Fund Price
Replies: 1
Views: 357

Budget crisis and Bond Fund Price

Of course, I do not try to time the market but.................. Have a fair amount to reinvest and wonder what people think the budget crisis might do the NAV of Bond Fund Prices? Think staying on the sidelines for another week or two might be good idea?
Dan-Fl
by Dan-Fl
Thu Oct 03, 2013 9:25 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Tesla S
Replies: 954
Views: 166866

Re: Tesla S

I have followed this Automobile for a very long time. I am increasingly excited about it. No doubt with the rating and evaluations it is a fine automobile. I meet a man who owns one on Long Island and is very excited about it. Wife has not gotten to drive it. That is meaningful I think. This article...
by Dan-Fl
Sat Sep 28, 2013 7:58 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Dog can't walk on hardwood floors
Replies: 22
Views: 11028

Re: Dog can't walk on hardwood floors

"Cheap area rugs" are a terrible idea. You will slip and break hip with those type things. Get good rubber backed runners thru area the pup wants to go and he/she will learn the pathways quickly and will love you for attending to its needs!
Dan-Fl
by Dan-Fl
Sun Sep 01, 2013 7:13 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How do you "rent" movies?
Replies: 87
Views: 8358

Re: How do you "rent" movies?

Redbox, Library, and occasional stream from Verizon.
Netflix screwed themselves with me with their alteration of policies. I watched a lot of there movies over a 2-3 year period. I kinda burned out on movies after that period.
Dan
by Dan-Fl
Wed Aug 14, 2013 7:28 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Advice needed regarding changing Vanguard Flagship rep
Replies: 21
Views: 2043

Re: Advice needed regarding changing Vanguard Flagship rep

Morning All, I agree with Mel Completely. Rep can't and shouldn't give financial advise. That is not what this person can or should do for you at Vanguard. He/She just helps with the glitches that happen with all the things we do within our accounts. Generally, these folks are good at this and if th...
by Dan-Fl
Wed Jul 10, 2013 7:03 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: 50th BD Present for wife....
Replies: 13
Views: 1468

Re: 50th BD Present for wife....

Wonderful Post. Nothing like an upper early in the day.
Dan-Fl
by Dan-Fl
Sun Mar 31, 2013 7:23 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Any recent changes to VTINX?
Replies: 17
Views: 3683

Re: Any recent changes to VTINX?

I believe there are several changes scheduled in 2nd quarter of this year. They will move from intermediate tips funds to short term Tips fund. The MM will be discontinued. I like this fund of funds.
Dan-
by Dan-Fl
Sat Mar 02, 2013 8:59 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Disappointment while shopping for a new fridge
Replies: 44
Views: 5762

Re: Disappointment while shopping for a new fridge

Morning All, I will stay out of the main issue of controversy here. I have owned top freezer, bottom freezer, drawer, and french door and single refrigerator door. French doors, I find whatever door I open, the item i want is behind the other, so french door has little advantage. Drawer vs door in f...
by Dan-Fl
Sun Feb 17, 2013 9:07 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Inflation protected, VAIPX vs VTAPX vs VTIP
Replies: 19
Views: 6098

Inflation protected, VAIPX vs VTAPX vs VTIP

Morning all, Have been noting chatter here regarding "bond bubble" and inflation protected discussions. When Taylor Moves I listen and take note. I am 67 retired and depend on my portfolio for income. My portfolio is basically 80% fixed and 20% equity. My portfolio is very simple and follo...
by Dan-Fl
Fri Dec 28, 2012 7:48 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: vanguard advantage account
Replies: 13
Views: 3067

Re: vanguard advantage account

I have had this Advantage account for many years. It is now my only checking account. It work quite well. Regarding ATM, I have PNC banks locally here in Tampa and there are no fees for using their ATM machines. Also, Hess stations have PNC ATM so convenience is the byword. I thought I might need a ...
by Dan-Fl
Sat Dec 01, 2012 8:31 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: New Desktop. Origin PC
Replies: 21
Views: 2233

Re: New Desktop. Origin PC

Has anyone out there tried the Samsung Chromebox? It has attractive features I believe. Can't get my hands on one to try and not willing to buy site unseen.
Dan
by Dan-Fl
Sun Oct 28, 2012 7:34 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Homeowner's insurance in Central Florida?
Replies: 5
Views: 558

Re: Homeowner's insurance in Central Florida?

I have insurance on Home and Auto with Geico. Underwrtiers for home is Security First. I would shop the market but I am happy with Geico currently.
Dan
by Dan-Fl
Fri Oct 26, 2012 8:19 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Windows 8: Are you upgrading?
Replies: 67
Views: 5753

Re: Windows 8: Are you upgrading?

I don't see the need at this moment. I believe I am heading more to Google Chrome OS.
Dan
by Dan-Fl
Thu Oct 18, 2012 9:00 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: New windows for home- which brand?
Replies: 42
Views: 15861

Re: New windows for home- which brand?

Just replaced 14 openings in my 8 yr old Florida home. Upscale home the had less than builder quality windows and door. I used PGT windows and sliders. Excellent product for my area!
Dan-fl written during the BH11 forum
by Dan-Fl
Fri Oct 12, 2012 6:53 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Iphone on Virgin Mobile??
Replies: 40
Views: 5018

Re: Iphone on Virgin Mobile??

My problem with virgin mobile is their coverage. I have nearly none at my home and a few other places, so it is not an option for me. Does anyone know which towers VM uses?
At my home I have reasonable coverage with Verizon and AT&T.
by Dan-Fl
Thu Oct 11, 2012 7:18 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: anyone ever have a front door replaced?
Replies: 32
Views: 4273

Re: anyone ever have a front door replaced?

Morning Had 14 openings replaced by professionals this summer. One was a back door. It took about 2-3 hours and was done with skill. It is a fibreglass door and is excellent in looks, and wonderful in terms of heat and cool transfer. Get a door that will not have to be replaced again. This door and ...
by Dan-Fl
Sun Sep 16, 2012 7:27 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Will you get an iPhone 5?
Replies: 108
Views: 7322

Re: Will you get an iPhone 5?

I probably will not get an Iphone5 I would like a really good phone, but just a phone. That is all I need. I don't care to have internet with me all the time, and music is not my thing. I love my Ipad2. I have a basic Samsung phone and it is not good. Anyone have a recommendation for a really good, ...
by Dan-Fl
Tue Aug 21, 2012 5:38 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Three month 20% CD
Replies: 29
Views: 3249

Re: Three month 20% CD

You have outlined the issues.
If it sounds too good to be true...........
I think you have made your decision and I would do likewise. Not enough gain for the aggravation.
DAN-fl
by Dan-Fl
Sat Aug 18, 2012 7:54 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Finally checks deposits via Internet at VG
Replies: 3
Views: 871

Finally checks deposits via Internet at VG

Morning
Been bugging VG for a long time and now we can deposit checks via iPad, iPhone or android device via VG app. Have played with the app and looks like it will work. Should cut down on the time "the check is inthe mail".
Good work VG
Dan
by Dan-Fl
Tue Jul 24, 2012 7:52 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Amazon Kindle Fire Feedback
Replies: 39
Views: 5504

Re: Amazon Kindle Fire Feedback

I have had an IPAD2 as my first apple product. I bought it when they came out in about april, 2011. It is a wonderful device. I have wi-fi and Data. After my laptop died this year I have substituted this devise for it and it is better as I use it. I could not resist the Kindle Fire when it came out....
by Dan-Fl
Tue May 29, 2012 1:13 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Skylights?
Replies: 28
Views: 3860

Re: Skylights?

He who puts holes in roof is nuts. That might be harsh, but I have had much experience with "glass Roofs, many skylights, and I don't want any now. Yes, they leak, yes they are heat gain and loss situation, yes you may need blinds over them, and additionally they get dirty and scratched and nee...
by Dan-Fl
Wed Mar 14, 2012 9:05 am
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Pat is coming home !
Replies: 115
Views: 12471

Re: Pat is coming home !

Good Morning Pat and Taylor, I am hopeful that the worst is behind you Pat! I referred many people for this surgery so I have some understanding what you are going through. It is a challenge to the body and mind, but you seem to be a strong determined Lady so I hope your course will be unobstructed....
by Dan-Fl
Mon Nov 28, 2011 8:52 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Wireless Router Recommendation
Replies: 33
Views: 2570

Re: Wireless Router Recommendation

Let's not forget that many Internet providers, such as Verizon offer a wireless router as part of their service with no extra charge. I know thisis a basic thought, but a cheap option.
Dan
by Dan-Fl
Mon Nov 07, 2011 7:28 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: TDdirect new login
Replies: 30
Views: 2623

Re: TDdirect new login

I have not tried to register yet. I did get their email. In light of your issues, I will wait a few days. Might try using IE browser or firefox, sometimes Chrome is slow to be usable on sites. I have and use all 3 browsers for different purposes.
Dan-Fl
by Dan-Fl
Wed Nov 02, 2011 6:25 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Toothpaste and tamper proof seal
Replies: 12
Views: 11760

Re: Toothpaste and tamper proof seal

I suspect the cardboard box was sealed.
Dan-Fl
by Dan-Fl
Tue Oct 25, 2011 9:23 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: I splurged this weekend!
Replies: 71
Views: 8105

Re: I splurged this weekend!

Good luck, enjoy, be careful. I bought a 944 when they had just come out.
Dan
by Dan-Fl
Fri Oct 21, 2011 7:51 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: BOGLEHEADS X--THE BEST!
Replies: 25
Views: 4183

Re: BOGLEHEADS X--THE BEST!

This was my 6th BH get together. I wish I had made the earlier ones, but better late than never. Thanks so much Jack for making the effort to be with us.
Your words and consistency and record help to steer my course.
Thanks again for visiting with us!
I hope to see you again next year.
Dan-Fl
by Dan-Fl
Tue Sep 27, 2011 6:28 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: would you retire in your 40's?
Replies: 67
Views: 7825

retired

I did retire from Cardiology the first time at age 44, and the second time a year later. I have been retired from any full time work since. I have had a great 22 years. I might do things a little different if I had to do it again, but the concept has been wonderful. I am busy from 6am to 10 pm each ...
by Dan-Fl
Wed Aug 17, 2011 9:05 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What do you pay for house-cleaning services?
Replies: 82
Views: 18171

Cleaning Coast

Just moved to the Tampa, Fl area. Used the woman who cleaned the home for the last owner. She did a nice job but her fee was a flat $100.00. It was non negotiable. I had her clean twice, here less than 4 hours. I have not used her since. I hate cleaning. My new home is about 3300 sq ft. However, 2 B...
by Dan-Fl
Fri May 06, 2011 7:07 am
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Tampa Bay Bogleheads meeting
Replies: 19
Views: 5155

Good Morning

I am moving to Lutz in about 3 weeks. Keep me up to speed on plans. My move in date is 5/27 so I might not be able to make this next meeting but am happy to be in a civilized area. I am moving from NW Florida.
Dan-Fl
by Dan-Fl
Thu May 05, 2011 6:26 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Where To Invest 60k for 75 Year Old
Replies: 11
Views: 1616

advice

Only advice I could offer would not be valuable without know more about his expenses, and his current investments.
Dan-Fl
by Dan-Fl
Sat Apr 16, 2011 9:16 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Are you worth your weight in gold?
Replies: 18
Views: 2077

Weight in Gold

Another reason not to be obese!
Dan-Fl
by Dan-Fl
Wed Mar 30, 2011 9:17 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Download Trusteer Rapport online fraud protection from BOA
Replies: 4
Views: 1282

Download Trusteer Rapport online fraud protection from BOA

When I went to BOA site, I found this offereing. I went to the various sites and it sound and looks ok. Does anyone know about this, wonder if it is good for me and my computers?
Comments would be appreciated. Their website is http://www.trusteer.com/landing/bankofamerica
Thanks
Dan-Fl
by Dan-Fl
Mon Mar 21, 2011 9:02 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Help me find a fuel efficient car?
Replies: 45
Views: 5093

Acura TSX Sport Wagon

I am a station wagon fan. There are not many to pick from. Just got rid of my 2004 VW Passat Wagon, a very nice car. In Wagons, there are mercedes, audi, VW, Volvo and a few others. Most of the mentioned are very expensive. I followed the Acura, as it was introduced in Europe as the Accord Touring M...
by Dan-Fl
Thu Mar 10, 2011 9:01 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Quick Vanguard multiple account question
Replies: 9
Views: 7363

Sign on

Morning,
I am limited agent on a number of friends accounts. If I wish, I see their account upon signing on. They do not see my accounts when they sign on.
This may not answer your question but it would be a solution to the problem.
Dan
by Dan-Fl
Thu Mar 10, 2011 7:56 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: iPad 2!
Replies: 30
Views: 5265

IPAD2

Will probably pick up an IPAD2 at the apple store when I am in Tampa next week. IPAD3 I believe will appear at the holiday season in the late fall early winter.
I can't resist giving myself this toy.
I suspect it will replace my laptop.
Dan
by Dan-Fl
Tue Mar 08, 2011 5:10 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: BOGLEHEADS 10 -- REGISTRATION ANNOUNCEMENT
Replies: 111
Views: 40475

Thanks Huey,
Scanning is not an effective reading technique. Thanks for the information!
Dan
by Dan-Fl
Tue Mar 08, 2011 4:50 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: BOGLEHEADS 10 -- REGISTRATION ANNOUNCEMENT
Replies: 111
Views: 40475

BH10

Afternoon,
I sent my request in within hours after getting the early heads up about the BH10 gathering. I have gotten nothing back yet?
Am I alone or what is up? I would hate to get closed out due to a glitch.
Dan-Fl
by Dan-Fl
Fri Feb 18, 2011 7:21 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Do Bogleheads have/like VOIP at home?
Replies: 34
Views: 6083

Telephone

I have Cox cable and VOIP works well. Friends had vonage and DSL and it was a disaster. I think if your internet is good and fast these systems work better than if less underlying service.
Dan
PS one day soon I will try MajicJack.