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by bubbadog
Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Side x Side/Utility Vehicle
Replies: 20
Views: 1226

Re: Side x Side/Utility Vehicle

I have owned a Yamaha Rhino. It looks to be a 2 person version of the 3 person Yamaha Viking you are considering. It was very good for sport purposes and general around the farm utility. All three you mentioned will definitely handle the tasks you describe. Later, I purchased a Kubota RTV which was ...
by bubbadog
Wed Jun 12, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Ordering custom t-shirts (for a team)
Replies: 5
Views: 374

Re: Ordering custom t-shirts (for a team)

I used Custom Ink a while ago.

Designed the shirts on their website and had no problems.
by bubbadog
Tue Jun 11, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What lifestyle creep made you happier?
Replies: 331
Views: 32861

Re: What lifestyle creep made you happier?

I just ordered a new HDTV... 77" LG 4K OLED. DW and I have been streaming more shows/movies lately, and our 13 y/o 52" Sony LCD is a relic. I was planning to wait until Black Fri sales, but decided the extra enjoyment from having it now will be worth it, as the extra $$ << value of brownie points I...
by bubbadog
Tue Jun 11, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What lifestyle creep made you happier?
Replies: 331
Views: 32861

Re: What lifestyle creep made you happier?

When vacations went from camping or driving a few hours to visit family for a week to planned 2+ week vacations at destinations I hadn't previously visited. +1 My favorite time of the year is when my family of four takes our annual 2 week adventure to some cool place in the world we have never been...
by bubbadog
Sun Jun 09, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: I'm thinking about buying a supercar anyone here done this and feedback?
Replies: 233
Views: 11992

Re: I'm thinking about buying an exotic supercar anyone here done this and feedback?

So, I just re-watched Doug's NSX video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qi6UF2KfNac . There's one for sale close by for around 140k! I scheduled a test drive for tomorrow. It seems like this is sorta the off-brand supercar that still has the performance and fun driving experience. I will let you ...
by bubbadog
Tue Jun 04, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Any TV guys out there?
Replies: 35
Views: 2628

Re: Any TV guys out there?

That Samsung 8 series is a nice TV. How much of a discount are you getting it for? https://www.costco.com/LG-55%22-Class-(54.6%22-Diag.)-4K-Ultra-HD-LED-LCD-TV.product.100488669.html This is $429 this week at Costco. Pretty good specs for the price. My in-laws bought this LG. I told them to get a 6...
by bubbadog
Sun Jun 02, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Kid Has Money
Replies: 15
Views: 1773

Re: Kid Has Money

Move the $7K into their investment account and leave it alone.

Maybe put all of it into S&P 500 or VG Total Stock Market. My childrens' UTMA accounts are 100% VTSAX.

Should be a nice sum to help with starting out as a young adult in 15-20 years.

Great problem to have!
by bubbadog
Sun Jun 02, 2019 8:27 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Cutting The Cord
Replies: 24
Views: 2058

Re: Cutting The Cord

Youtube TV
by bubbadog
Sat Jun 01, 2019 11:15 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Do you regret taking a pay cut for quality of life?
Replies: 68
Views: 7350

Re: Do you regret taking a pay cut for quality of life?

I quit full time emergency medicine about 10 years ago and switched to half time occupation health. My pay was cut in half but still much higher than most Americans. I have never regretted it. It was the right decision for me.
by bubbadog
Fri May 31, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: How to preserve $10M+ in wealth owned by unsophisticated people?
Replies: 82
Views: 14403

Re: How to preserve $10M+ in wealth owned by unsophisticated people?

Maybe the OP should decline the monthly stipend and find a new way to support himself and his family first.
Getting a job comes to mind. I am sure the parents would appreciate and support that decision.
by bubbadog
Fri May 31, 2019 7:54 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: How to preserve $10M+ in wealth owned by unsophisticated people?
Replies: 82
Views: 14403

Re: How to preserve $10M+ in wealth owned by unsophisticated people?

Wouldnt a dynasty trust be suitable for this situation? That way, no one can ever blow the money all at once...and it will pay out forever? [/quote I am more than a little skeptical that the parents will set up a trust based on the advice of their son who they have to provide a monthly stipend to p...
by bubbadog
Thu May 30, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: How to preserve $10M+ in wealth owned by unsophisticated people?
Replies: 82
Views: 14403

Re: How to preserve $10M+ in wealth owned by unsophisticated people?

Maybe the best way to preserve 10+ million in wealth is to stop giving away a monthly family allowance. :idea:
by bubbadog
Thu May 30, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Risk of burn in with OLED TVs
Replies: 9
Views: 1086

Re: Risk of burn in with OLED TVs

Per the report from rtings.com, there was burn in after 5000 hrs of usage that mimick normal viewing habits. Also, effect of static image is cumulative. What this means is that if you watch CNN for 2 hrs per day for 7 years, you can expect CNN logo to be burned in to the display panel. Anyone here ...
by bubbadog
Thu May 30, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: How to preserve $10M+ in wealth owned by unsophisticated people?
Replies: 82
Views: 14403

Re: How to preserve $10M+ in wealth owned by unsophisticated people?

Your parents arrived as immigrants and have amassed a net worth of over ten million dollars. They did not do this by being stupid. Congratulations to them. They deserve to be very proud. Maybe they are more "sophisticated" than you think. It is pretty dangerous to count someone else's assets as your...
by bubbadog
Thu May 30, 2019 5:55 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Risk of burn in with OLED TVs
Replies: 9
Views: 1086

Re: Risk of burn in with OLED TVs

I have to admit, the picture quality of OLED TVs are amazing. The downside is the potential for permanent image retention; apparently not covered by the manufacturing warranty. Anyone have personal experience with this? I just purchased one two weeks ago. My understanding is, as long as you do not ...
by bubbadog
Wed May 29, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Used Miata as a daily driver, terrible idea?
Replies: 44
Views: 2308

Re: Used Miata as a daily driver, terrible idea?

I have owned my 1994 Miata since 1996. I have never commuted in it.

My suggestion would be a Mazda 3 as a compromise between fun and practical.
by bubbadog
Wed May 29, 2019 7:50 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: "Soft" question on student loans
Replies: 72
Views: 3036

Re: "Soft" question on student loans

First, why do you feel that your child (who has 25-30 more years than you have to accumulate assets) deserves your money more than you do? If you want to keep all your money to yourself, having kids at all is kind of a bad idea. I personally don't feel that my job in raising them to adults ends at ...
by bubbadog
Mon May 27, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Port Townsend-Pacific Northwest
Replies: 33
Views: 2549

Re: Port Townsend-Pacific Northwest

Do take note that the hospitals in that area are primary/secondary at best. Any significant issue will be sent to Seattle (via ferry /air ambulance). Something to consider as you age. We retired to the Eastern Shore of Maryland. We were quite familiar with the area but underestimated this phenomeno...
by bubbadog
Sat May 25, 2019 5:05 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Prius Prime plug in
Replies: 22
Views: 2039

Re: Prius Prime plug in

If you purchase a brand new Prius Prime, please do not let the dealer cut a giant hole in the roof. An aftermarket sunroof will not have the fit and finish of an OEM one. You would probably be more likely to have problems down the road. If I were shopping for a used car and it had an aftermarket sun...
by bubbadog
Thu May 23, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Wiper blade replacement
Replies: 30
Views: 2541

Re: Wiper blade replacement

TomatoTomahto wrote:
Tue May 21, 2019 4:01 pm
mpnret wrote:
Mon May 20, 2019 12:00 pm
After years and years of buying replacement inserts I finally caved and moved to a one piece beam blade. Most car manufactures are moving to this anyway. Nissan was the latest one I experienced. I now just order Bosh Icon blades (the best) from Amazon for all our cars.
+2
+3
by bubbadog
Sat May 18, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Anyone have a GMC Acadia? Or similar?
Replies: 27
Views: 1610

Re: Anyone have a GMC Acadia? Or similar?

It sounds like a minivan would fit your needs better than anything else.

Are you opposed to a minivan?
by bubbadog
Mon May 13, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Heating with propane?? Good idea?
Replies: 38
Views: 1947

Re: Heating with propane?? Good idea?

Consider a ground source heat pump. High upfront costs, low operating cost. You do need enough property for the installation. Ralph I second this. At least look into geothermal as an option. (There may be some energy efficiency tax rebates available as well) Higher upfront cost but likely the lowes...
by bubbadog
Fri May 10, 2019 8:34 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Vacant Lake Lot. Sell or Hold?
Replies: 54
Views: 2994

Re: Vacant Lake Lot. Sell or Hold?

You have not had any serious offers since you decided to sell the property. There are no comps. It is an annual expense with no return, and will continue. Based only on your information given. Sell for what you can get and walk away. Sandtrap summarizes this pretty well. This is probably the best o...
by bubbadog
Wed May 01, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Has anyone down-shifted in their career?
Replies: 59
Views: 6829

Re: Has anyone down-shifted in their career?

At age 40, I went from a full time emergency department physician to 3 days a week as an occupational health doc. Best decision I ever made. I am 52 now and my life is much easier.
by bubbadog
Mon Apr 29, 2019 7:30 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Good car shipping service?
Replies: 9
Views: 613

Re: Good car shipping service?

Intercity

They ship high end cars all over the US. It is what they do.

Horseless Carriage is another.
by bubbadog
Thu Apr 25, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: fun car advice
Replies: 140
Views: 9154

Re: fun car advice

From the parameters the OP mentioned, I would think the S2000 is the best place to start. It has probably the best manual transmission I have ever driven and very quick ratio steering. That is one thing I sorely miss about the S2000 - best shifter out there. Simply perfect!! I want to take one for ...
by bubbadog
Thu Apr 25, 2019 7:05 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: fun car advice
Replies: 140
Views: 9154

Re: fun car advice

I have owned a Miata, S2000, and an Acura NSX all at the same time. They are all great cars just at different price points. From the parameters the OP mentioned, I would think the S2000 is the best place to start. It has probably the best manual transmission I have ever driven and very quick ratio s...
by bubbadog
Tue Apr 23, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: fun car advice
Replies: 140
Views: 9154

Re: fun car advice

If I were looking for a roadster to drive and have fun in it would be the S2000 for a lot of reasons. 1. S2000 is available - you can find an unmolested one easily. 2. Service when needed is available and relatively inexpensive. 3. the S2000 is cool enough and fast enough (IMO). 4. You're not going...
by bubbadog
Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Need recommendation for a Stethoscope
Replies: 5
Views: 440

Re: Need recommendation for a Stethoscope

Littmann pediatric

Multiple online places to purchase
by bubbadog
Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: About to buy a 2019 Mazda CX-5. To turbo or not to turbo...
Replies: 72
Views: 4479

Re: About to buy a 2019 Mazda CX-5. To turbo or not to turbo...

If she drives both back to back, I suspect she will want the turbo version. Even non car people appreciate the low end torque of the turbo.
by bubbadog
Mon Apr 08, 2019 11:55 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: fun car advice
Replies: 140
Views: 9154

Re: fun car advice

Most used $50K sports cars will depreciate. NSX won’t Air Cooled 911 won’t, water-cooled Porsche will depreciate. Older Ferrari won’t BUT Will cost you considerable money in maintaining the vehicle Turbo Carerra water cooled (the exception to above rule) I’d personally cut your budget to $20K and g...
by bubbadog
Sun Apr 07, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: fun car advice
Replies: 140
Views: 9154

Re: fun car advice

How about an Acura NSX?

I had one and they are going up in value, exotic looking, reliable, and relatively cheap to maintain.

You might have to up your budget a little for a really nice one.
by bubbadog
Mon Apr 01, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Wood vs Laminate Flooring
Replies: 56
Views: 4274

Re: Wood vs Laminate Flooring

Have you ever heard of anyone ripping out real hardwood floors and installing laminate? Me neither.

Go with wood.
by bubbadog
Sat Mar 30, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: I have a car problem - $100K+ Cars
Replies: 48
Views: 6664

Re: I have a car problem - $100K+ Cars

The Porsche GT3 and GT3 RS seem like reasonable bets considering your criteria. A car buddy of mine has one of each and he loves them.

Any interest in the new NSX? Used prices are probably around 130K with little to no miles.
by bubbadog
Sat Mar 30, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: I have a car problem - $100K+ Cars
Replies: 48
Views: 6664

Re: I have a car problem - $100K+ Cars

I have the exact same car passion which also conflicts with my Boglehead conservative leanings. I have bought and sold a few, but always limit my search to cars I believe are nearly fully depreciated and hopefully maybe even going up in value. My last two were a 2006 Honda S2000 and a 2005 Acura NSX...
by bubbadog
Sat Mar 30, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Question about Cashiers Check for tentative car purchase
Replies: 34
Views: 1580

Re: Question about Cashiers Check for tentative car purchase

Gill wrote:
Sat Mar 30, 2019 9:52 am
My experience is similar. I've always driven away in a new car after tendering nothing but my personal check.
Gill
+1

Personal check, never a problem.
by bubbadog
Sat Mar 30, 2019 6:53 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: TVs: OLED vs. QLED
Replies: 52
Views: 4184

Re: TVs: OLED vs. QLED

No. My dad purchased at Costco less than a month ago for $1,950. They have since jacked it to $2.5k. The C9 will be in stores in a month so they’ll have to drop the price on the C8 to clear them out. Good info. Thanks! FYI: If you are comfortable with buying online, Cleveland Plasma is an online re...
by bubbadog
Fri Mar 29, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: What should I do with my dividends?
Replies: 16
Views: 1312

Re: What should I do with my dividends?

Disregard previous post.
Wrong thread.
Sorry
by bubbadog
Fri Mar 29, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Failed land investments and what to do with it?
Replies: 139
Views: 8957

Re: Failed land investments and what to do with it?

You bought land as a high school sophomore? As a minor? Is that even legal or did your parents sign off on it?
by bubbadog
Fri Mar 29, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: What should I do with my dividends?
Replies: 16
Views: 1312

Re: What should I do with my dividends?

You bought land as a high school sophomore? As as minor?
by bubbadog
Thu Mar 28, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Bogleheads with $100K+ MSRP cars?
Replies: 146
Views: 20038

Re: Bogleheads with $100K+ MSRP cars?

A little different twist on this thread.

I have never spent 100K on a car.

I did sell one for exactly 100K two years ago.

Does this count?
by bubbadog
Thu Mar 28, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: TVs: OLED vs. QLED
Replies: 52
Views: 4184

Re: TVs: OLED vs. QLED

Thanks! Is $2500 a good price for the LG OLED65C8 model? No. My dad purchased at Costco less than a month ago for $1,950. They have since jacked it to $2.5k. The C9 will be in stores in a month so they’ll have to drop the price on the C8 to clear them out. Good info. Thanks! FYI: If you are comfort...
by bubbadog
Thu Mar 28, 2019 7:20 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: TVs: OLED vs. QLED
Replies: 52
Views: 4184

Re: TVs: OLED vs. QLED

My panel does have some uniformity issues which can be noticeable in scenes with large swaths of uniformly dark or close to black colors, especially if panning. It manifests as vertical bands going across the screen. On average, the issue probably pops up in about half the things I watch (episodes ...
by bubbadog
Wed Mar 27, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Basic question on TLH
Replies: 3
Views: 259

Re: Basic question on TLH

Yes you can.
by bubbadog
Tue Mar 26, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: TVs: OLED vs. QLED
Replies: 52
Views: 4184

Re: TVs: OLED vs. QLED

For me the superior picture quality of OLED is worth the risk of burn in. I am considering purchasing an OLED tv and my research suggests that burn in affects a very small percentage of owners who keep static images on the screen for a very long time. If you play games all day or leave the tv on CNN...
by bubbadog
Mon Mar 25, 2019 12:16 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Move beyond stocks after couple mil ?
Replies: 44
Views: 6022

Re: Move beyond stocks after couple mil ?

I am sticking with what got me that first few million.
A simple low cost 3 fund portfolio.
by bubbadog
Fri Mar 22, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Being a Boglehead and car enthusiast stinks
Replies: 72
Views: 4556

Re: Being a Boglehead and car enthusiast stinks

Car enthusiast here. Have owned quite a few sub 30k sports cars and besides maintenance, I have actually made some money back after selling. I enjoy working on cars as a hobby and it has saved me thousands. Some great options that I have owned and won't break the bank: 1) E36 M3 2) E46 M3 3) Honda ...
by bubbadog
Fri Mar 22, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Being a Boglehead and car enthusiast stinks
Replies: 72
Views: 4556

Re: Being a Boglehead and car enthusiast stinks

Car enthusiast here. Have owned quite a few sub 30k sports cars and besides maintenance, I have actually made some money back after selling. I enjoy working on cars as a hobby and it has saved me thousands. Some great options that I have owned and won't break the bank: 1) E36 M3 2) E46 M3 3) Honda ...
by bubbadog
Fri Mar 22, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Lawnmower(s)
Replies: 43
Views: 3071

Re: Lawnmower(s)

Anything with a small gasoline engine, including mowers, I have always purchased a Honda. Almost all of the tool rental places around me also agree.
by bubbadog
Fri Mar 22, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Being a Boglehead and car enthusiast stinks
Replies: 72
Views: 4556

Re: Being a Boglehead and car enthusiast stinks

Car enthusiast here. Have owned quite a few sub 30k sports cars and besides maintenance, I have actually made some money back after selling. I enjoy working on cars as a hobby and it has saved me thousands. Some great options that I have owned and won't break the bank: 1) E36 M3 2) E46 M3 3) Honda ...