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by tennisplyr
Sun Jun 16, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: 70th Birthday Party Ideas
Replies: 11
Views: 619

Re: 70th Birthday Party Ideas

Have an offsite celebration and invite relatives and close friends...maybe at a resort area or fun city.
by tennisplyr
Sun Jun 16, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: User reviews - How do you use them?
Replies: 31
Views: 908

Re: User reviews - How do you use them?

For what it's worth, I typically look at companies that have had a lot of reviews and I read through them especially the negatives...many are people just whining about things I could care less about or are subjective. I tend to look at reviews of places I've never been and from people who live in pa...
by tennisplyr
Fri Jun 14, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Walking Cities, potential for retirees
Replies: 92
Views: 7058

Re: Walking Cities, potential for retirees

Well these aren't small but how about San Francisco, New York City, and Chicago.
by tennisplyr
Fri Jun 14, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: used car advice
Replies: 20
Views: 1404

Re: used car advice

Just returned a leased 2016 Accord....loved it, no problems. In addition to daily driving, it got me down and back NY-->FL several times with MPG approaching 40. Have owned Accords since 1983.
by tennisplyr
Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:56 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Subaru Outback 2017 - 2019 Comments
Replies: 20
Views: 2048

Re: Subaru Outback 2017 - 2019 Comments

Take a look at this site.

www.carcomplaints.com
by tennisplyr
Wed Jun 12, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Asset allocation for those in their late fifties
Replies: 35
Views: 3566

Re: Asset allocation for those in their late fifties

Currently in my late 60s/retired 8 years and at 50/50 where we've been since my 50s.
by tennisplyr
Wed Jun 12, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: My 2017 CRV is a victim of the dreaded oil gas-dilution issue
Replies: 1098
Views: 153023

Re: My 2017 CRV is a victim of the dreaded oil gas-dilution issue

Yes, because of this thread, this 35 year Honda owner has just bought a Mazda CX-5...thank you!
by tennisplyr
Wed Jun 12, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: 50 or 75 gallon water heater?
Replies: 63
Views: 3693

Re: 50 or 75 gallon water heater?

flyingcows wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 12:55 pm
Why not a tankless water heater? We had a Rinnai tankless installed 5 years ago and it's been great, infinite hot water.
How does the upfront cost of tankless compare?
by tennisplyr
Wed Jun 12, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Where to sit at Wrigley?
Replies: 12
Views: 836

Re: Where to sit at Wrigley?

This might be a personal preference but I always like to sit between first base and third base no matter how high up. Further into the outfield I find I get distracted. My games at Wrigley were in the grandstand off of first base.
by tennisplyr
Sun Jun 09, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Del webb in Florida
Replies: 20
Views: 2426

Re: Del webb in Florida

Don't know a lot about them but Del Web in Sarasota seems like a reason place to consider. This site could provide some information.

www.city-data.com/forum/
by tennisplyr
Sun Jun 09, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Having lunch with a retiree
Replies: 16
Views: 2420

Re: Having lunch with a retiree

We go through a number of turning points in life; entering schools and graduations, jobs, marriage, kids ... They are all to the "positive" direction, but I cannot stop associating retirement with loss. I am anxious to know how they deal with this feeling - I may be biased. Yes, I lost things when ...
by tennisplyr
Sun Jun 09, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Having lunch with a retiree
Replies: 16
Views: 2420

Having lunch with a retiree

For those not yet retired, if you could go to lunch with a respected retiree, what one question would you like to ask him/her?
by tennisplyr
Fri Jun 07, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Refrigerator Advice
Replies: 46
Views: 3092

Re: Refrigerator Advice

We bought a Samsung french door, bottom drawer freezer about 5 years ago. Yeh. So did I. Next fridge will not be Samsung. Next fridge I will research the model before I buy it. Too late now, but the model I bought (RF197ACRS) had a reputation . . . Also, the bottom freezer is bigger than I need. Th...
by tennisplyr
Fri Jun 07, 2019 8:01 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: how to deal with people who are not living boglehead way of life
Replies: 45
Views: 2726

Re: how to deal with people who are not living boglehead way of life

At the end of the day, it's people's lives to do with what they choose....assuming you have all the answers is not correct. If they ask for advise or if their behavior is impacting your life they speak up.
by tennisplyr
Thu Jun 06, 2019 6:17 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Thank you, Taylor Larimore!
Replies: 49
Views: 5953

Re: Thank you, Taylor Larimore!

Thank you Taylor!
by tennisplyr
Wed Jun 05, 2019 6:01 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Are we downsizing too much?
Replies: 63
Views: 4682

Re: Are we downsizing too much?

On the surface, the sf seems fine to me. Depends on how often the entire family stays over, you have large parties, what you've been used to, how much sf you can afford to heat/cool/pay taxes for, etc. I think the area you'd be buying into is much more important, we've downsized to a home smaller th...
by tennisplyr
Tue Jun 04, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Play Money in Your Portfolio?
Replies: 12
Views: 846

Re: Play Money in Your Portfolio?

I don't do it but if you have the interest and resources to do it, go ahead. You likely learn a lot more about investing both positive and negative.
by tennisplyr
Tue Jun 04, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Costco or Sam's Club?
Replies: 134
Views: 8121

Re: Costco or Sam's Club?

Usually crowds mean something is popular and is of value....you're choice.
by tennisplyr
Sat Jun 01, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Where to put money so I can have access to it?
Replies: 14
Views: 1600

Re: Where to put money so I can have access to it?

JBeck wrote:
Tue May 14, 2019 7:17 am
I use Ally too, 2.2% interest right now I believe

+1
by tennisplyr
Sat Jun 01, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Diversification Regret Index
Replies: 131
Views: 16589

Re: Diversification Regret

I am a novice investor so some of this is esoteric for me. What is the takeaway from this in one sentence that a novice investor can understand? Wow, I'm not sure I can do that question justice but here's an attempt in two sentences: It can be psychologically difficult to hold a diversified portfol...
by tennisplyr
Sat Jun 01, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: How did you all do in the month of May, 2019
Replies: 125
Views: 9759

Re: How did you all do in the month of May, 2019

Not down 1 cent, didn't sell 😊
by tennisplyr
Fri May 31, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What to do with a 24" analog CRT TV?
Replies: 56
Views: 2955

Re: What to do with a 24" analog CRT TV?

Make some calls to charities, I'm sure you'll find a taker.
by tennisplyr
Thu May 30, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: 60/40 Portfolio Future Returns
Replies: 14
Views: 1265

Re: 60/40 Portfolio Future Returns

...Or not
by tennisplyr
Thu May 30, 2019 7:26 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Buying a "new" car - Advice pls
Replies: 74
Views: 5387

Re: Buying a "new" car - Advice pls

This site captures car complaints and might be useful.

https://www.carcomplaints.com/
by tennisplyr
Wed May 29, 2019 7:07 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Your Favorite High-Yield Bond Funds?
Replies: 23
Views: 2228

Re: Your Favorite High-Yield Bond Funds?

I've held Fidelity Strategic Income for a number of years. Here's some Kiplingers info.

https://www.kiplinger.com/tool/investin ... /index.php
by tennisplyr
Tue May 28, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Diagnosed with cancer, anything else I should be doing?
Replies: 24
Views: 4247

Re: Diagnosed with cancer, anything else I should be doing?

Dottie57 wrote:
Tue May 28, 2019 11:41 am
Sorry to hear of your diagnosis.

Suggestions—all of which you know

Eat well
Lots of sleep
Exercise if ok’d by Drs.
Try not to worry.
Try to enjoy your life with family - give everyone a break since this is a stressful time.

Get well!
+1. Try to stay positive and hopeful!
by tennisplyr
Sun May 26, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Honda CRV or Toyota RAV4 ?
Replies: 82
Views: 6858

Re: Honda CRV or Toyota RAV4 ?

You wouldn't know it from the specs, but there sure was a definite difference between the CX-5 and my CRV especially in the rear legroom. I literally couldn't get my legs in the rear seat of the CX-5 with the driver's seat adjusted for me -- and I don't jam it all the way back. And the hip room sur...
by tennisplyr
Sun May 26, 2019 8:42 am
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Dividend Growth Fund VDIGX
Replies: 14
Views: 1962

Re: Dividend Growth Fund VDIGX

Many of you folks are being overly harsh on the OP, I think he's simply reflecting his satisfaction with the fund's performance. There are lots of ways to skin a cat.
by tennisplyr
Sun May 26, 2019 6:57 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Three days In Montreal
Replies: 21
Views: 1448

Re: Three days In Montreal

by tennisplyr
Fri May 24, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: American Express lowered my credit limit
Replies: 61
Views: 4977

Re: American Express lowered my credit limit

Amex is lending you money, multiply that times the millions of cardholders out there and that's a lot of money lending. If you not using it, they'd rather give that line to someone who is using it. My guess is that you pay your bill in full. You're probably not as profitable to them as others....tha...
by tennisplyr
Fri May 24, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Evaluate my choices
Replies: 13
Views: 810

Re: Evaluate my choices

Generally those your age would likely be advised to be at least 70-80% in equities.
by tennisplyr
Fri May 24, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Should I buy my leased Subaru Outback?
Replies: 18
Views: 799

Re: Should I buy my leased Subaru Outback?

Why not lease a new one and put off a decision for a few years.
by tennisplyr
Thu May 23, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Amex card + Any tips for US Open tickets?
Replies: 16
Views: 1508

Re: Amex card + Any tips for US Open tickets?

I used to go every year when I lived there....I found "grounds passes" are the best value/cheapest...provides entry to virtually all courts though I doubt they have them for semis or finals. Also if you can get there the week before the Open starts, take in US Open Qualifiers....high level of play a...
by tennisplyr
Thu May 23, 2019 7:26 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: just a general comment about "too conservative" investors here
Replies: 151
Views: 14644

Re: just a general comment about "too conservative" investors here

Good thread. Pick your goal and then select your strategy, not your strategy and then your goal.
by tennisplyr
Wed May 22, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Honda CRV or Toyota RAV4 ?
Replies: 82
Views: 6858

Re: Honda CRV or Toyota RAV4 ?

Here's my verdict. DW and I test drove the CX5 and we're going to get it. Price was way better than CRV, quieter and roomy enough (I'm 6'0")...sat in back too. Thanks for the recommendations. I can understand if you feel different about the value you're getting but, I thought they were competitive ...
by tennisplyr
Wed May 22, 2019 7:03 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Honda CRV or Toyota RAV4 ?
Replies: 82
Views: 6858

Re: Honda CRV or Toyota RAV4 ?

Here's my verdict. DW and I test drove the CX5 and we're going to get it. Price was way better than CRV, quieter and roomy enough (I'm 6'0")...sat in back too. Thanks for the recommendations.
by tennisplyr
Tue May 21, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Delaying social security = harming nest egg?
Replies: 74
Views: 6238

Re: Delaying social security = harming nest egg?

My wife and I have been taking SS since turning 62...now in our late sixties and would have had to draw down our portfolio to the tune of several hundred thousand dollars in a bull market....no thank you. Add to that breaking even in my eighties and being paid with inflated dollars, the decision was...
by tennisplyr
Sun May 19, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Asset allocation when you don't expect to need the money
Replies: 13
Views: 1358

Re: Asset allocation when you don't expect to need the money

How about 70-80% in low cost equity index fund.
by tennisplyr
Sun May 19, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: FIRE - What am I missing in the News Stories
Replies: 223
Views: 14327

Re: FIRE - What am I missing in the News Stories

Some people--even highly paid ones--really hate their jobs!
by tennisplyr
Sat May 18, 2019 6:42 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: My 2017 CRV is a victim of the dreaded oil gas-dilution issue
Replies: 1098
Views: 153023

Re: My 2017 CRV is a victim of the dreaded oil gas-dilution issue

So, if one really wants a new CRV with the 1.5l engine (I’m not currently looking for any vehicle), isn’t a possible answer to lease rather than buy? Yes, it will be more expensive to lease 3 vehicles over 9 years than buying one, but Honda will bear all the risk of the faulty engine assuming all s...
by tennisplyr
Fri May 17, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: We’ve won the game...but how do we stop playing?
Replies: 76
Views: 8098

Re: We’ve won the game...but how do we stop playing?

Shift to a more conservative, capital preservation portfolio if that is her desire.
by tennisplyr
Fri May 17, 2019 7:13 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Instant Coffee?
Replies: 67
Views: 3966

Re: Instant Coffee?

Abe wrote:
Tue May 14, 2019 4:59 pm
Nescafe Taster's Choice Freeze Dried Coffee
+1
by tennisplyr
Thu May 16, 2019 7:49 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Honda CRV or Toyota RAV4 ?
Replies: 82
Views: 6858

Honda CRV or Toyota RAV4 ?

Long time Honda owner thinking about getting a new CRV. Was wondering how a RAV4 would compare especially on price and reliability. Your thoughts?
by tennisplyr
Thu May 16, 2019 6:57 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Worth Fighting a Speeding Ticket?
Replies: 64
Views: 4317

Re: Worth Fighting a Speeding Ticket?

If you were wrong, what's your point?
by tennisplyr
Wed May 15, 2019 7:10 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Nobody knows nothing and AA
Replies: 19
Views: 2220

Re: Nobody knows nothing and AA

One can try lots of things that seem to make sense at the moment but who knows. It's not how you start, it's how you finish.
by tennisplyr
Wed May 15, 2019 6:31 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Retirement home property - select good, better, best?
Replies: 27
Views: 3011

Re: Retirement home location, good, better, best

Where I live not only is coastal property much more expensive, it's much more crowded with people and cars...not for me.