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by SuperGrafx
Wed Oct 16, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Dishwasher Finally Installed - Sample Tabs [of Finish Quantum Power Ball Tabs]
Replies: 29
Views: 1241

Re: Dishwasher Finally Installed - Sample Tabs

I have used the powder stuff for 15 years, which might be the reason my old dishwasher only lasted 8 years. I did not realize that putting too much detergent in the holder would cause a problem. How is it possible to put too much detergent in a dishwasher? You can only fit so much powder in the det...
by SuperGrafx
Wed Oct 16, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Cash basically sitting uninvested. What to do?
Replies: 40
Views: 3351

Re: Cash basically sitting uninvested. What to do?

I just love all these people saying to invest it all immediately. Of course that's the advice they give for OTHER PEOPLE'S ASSETS and not their own. I wonder how many of these people would actually do that themselves. I'm in a similar situation with some of my assets. I'm going to DCA it in to get ...
by SuperGrafx
Thu Oct 10, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Overland brand slippers for cold feet?
Replies: 17
Views: 1199

Re: Overland brand sleepers for cold feet?

Are we talking about slippers or sleepers?
by SuperGrafx
Thu Oct 10, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What frugal thing did you do today?
Replies: 1020
Views: 110205

Re: What frugal thing did you do today?

Some of this stuff personally makes me embarrassed to be a boglehead. People are flat out listing cheap acts rather than frugal.. if your life is different over not tippikgna server $1 then I can only imagine what your life/living space looks like.. As far as frugal for me.. I chose to skip out on ...
by SuperGrafx
Tue Oct 01, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Options for streaming CBS-TV?
Replies: 23
Views: 2077

Re: Options for streaming CBS-TV?

Locast, if available, costs $5 a month for local channels. If you're a real cheapskate like me, you can watch for free and reload the channel in between at commercials. I use it on my Fire TV. DirecTV now comes with local channels. YouTube.TV also had local channels. Good call on the Locast option....
by SuperGrafx
Tue Sep 24, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: I am being asked to retire. Am I ready?
Replies: 84
Views: 10415

Re: I am being asked to retire. Am I ready?

You have over $4 million and you're still wondering if you can retire?
Uh yeah...you can retire.
by SuperGrafx
Thu Sep 12, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: [Buying 1/2 pint milk in bulk for school lunches?]
Replies: 68
Views: 4328

Re: [Buying 1/2 pint milk in bulk for school lunches?]

The poster asked where he could buy milk for his children.
He didn't ask about why they should or shouldn't drink milk, nor did he ask for a suggestion about drinking boring water.
Stay on topic.
by SuperGrafx
Thu Aug 15, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Treasury Bill Question
Replies: 10
Views: 2107

Re: Treasury Bill Question

FactualFran wrote:
Thu Aug 15, 2019 3:13 pm
engineerbme wrote:
Thu Aug 15, 2019 2:50 pm
Does this mean for a $1000 Tbills bought for $998.41 I am only expecting $1.56 back at the end of 4 weeks?
For the $998.41 you paid, you should be expecting $1,000 back at the end of 4 weeks.
Don't spend it all in one place!
by SuperGrafx
Mon Aug 05, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Ally & Marcus Dropping Some Interest Rates (Title Edited 8-8-19)
Replies: 59
Views: 8460

Re: Ally Dropping Interest Rate on their Online Savings Account 8-6-19

Discover Online bank just went to 2.00% today

They've been slowly dropping the rate over the past few weeks from 2.10% to 2.05%)
by SuperGrafx
Mon Aug 05, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Using Damprid with metal objects
Replies: 8
Views: 874

Re: Using Damprid with metal objects

Is Bogleheads still mainly a financial / investment focused forum?

Given the recent rash of "how do I..." or "can I do this..." or "is it safe to do..." topics, it's as if I've ventured onto some kind of general tech help / home improvement discussion board.
by SuperGrafx
Sat Jun 29, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Have nice car but too OCD to enjoy it.
Replies: 45
Views: 3261

Re: Have nice car but too OCD to enjoy it.

Lol, this post.

Is this a financial forum, or a psychiatrist's office?
by SuperGrafx
Wed Jun 12, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best source for buying Gold Coins
Replies: 55
Views: 4326

Re: Best source for buying Gold Coins

Use apmex.com or moderncoinmart

Highly reliable and reputable dealers.
by SuperGrafx
Thu May 30, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Blackbird Problem
Replies: 11
Views: 967

Re: Blackbird Problem

chevca wrote:
Wed May 29, 2019 5:00 pm
Some of the things asked about on BHs recently... wow
Haha exactly!
by SuperGrafx
Thu May 30, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: No more print Money magazine
Replies: 109
Views: 14956

Re: No more print Money magazine

Sad to see it go. For 10 bucks subscription I’d flip through it and get some decent articles. I especially liked the stories about people’s personal finances. It’s nice to see people retiring on reasonable amounts and not asking if 70k spend on 4 mil is going to be ok :D Very good, particularly the...
by SuperGrafx
Mon May 06, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Rarely used items that are worth having?
Replies: 112
Views: 12685

Re: Rarely used items that are worth having?

RL1013 wrote:
Sat May 04, 2019 7:09 pm
Car tire pump and car jump starter both from COSTCO
Seems like everyone on this forum has Costco on the brain.

One can buy a higher quality car tire pump and jump starter at other retailers
Costco is not the only game in town.
by SuperGrafx
Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Do You Give Money to Panhandlers?
Replies: 38
Views: 2114

Re: Do You Give Money to Panhandlers?

I never give money to panhandlers, street performers, etc

Not my job to support these people.
by SuperGrafx
Fri Apr 05, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What happens if I put more than 30 bills into ATM?
Replies: 21
Views: 2908

Re: What happens if I put more than 30 bills into ATM?

CurlyDave wrote:
Fri Apr 05, 2019 9:57 am


I don't even like to get cash out of an ATM. What happens when it says it gave you $200, but you only got $180?
You contact the bank.
They have measures in place to investigate and correct the issue.
by SuperGrafx
Fri Feb 22, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Do You Tip the Folks at the Feed Store?
Replies: 22
Views: 1918

Re: Do You Tip the Folks at the Feed Store?

I'm betting that this is a parody thread based on the recent "do you tip folks at Home depot...." threads that seem to be appearing with regular frequency on this site.

Either way, it's good for a laugh!
by SuperGrafx
Thu Feb 21, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Wife filled our gas engine car with diesel fuel
Replies: 111
Views: 11856

Re: Wife filled our gas engine car with diesel fuel

I'm really not sure how someone could accidentally fill their gas tank with diesel in the first place... Have you read the above posts? Several others report making the same mistake, sometimes when distracted, etc. Why is that something you have trouble comprehending? (*You* may think you'd be more...
by SuperGrafx
Wed Feb 20, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Wife filled our gas engine car with diesel fuel
Replies: 111
Views: 11856

Re: Wife filled our gas engine car with diesel fuel

I'm really not sure how someone could accidentally fill their gas tank with diesel in the first place...
by SuperGrafx
Mon Feb 11, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Thoreau Simplify
Replies: 64
Views: 7115

Re: Thoreau Simplify

While I could care less about Thoreau or what any famous author or celebrity thinks, I always found the following quote from Walden hilarious! Thoreau on Fashion --- ‘We worship not the Graces… but Fashion. The head monkey at Paris puts on a traveler’s cap, and all the monkeys in America do the same...
by SuperGrafx
Fri Feb 08, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Money saving move you regret the most?
Replies: 120
Views: 11363

Re: Money saving move you regret the most?

Bringing food to the airport, restaurants, public events, etc. I actually would enjoy it if my wife, friends, and colleagues were less embarrassed. You bring your own food when you go out to a restaurant? Am I reading that right? Do you also bring your own beer when you go out to a sports bar?lol Y...
by SuperGrafx
Fri Jan 25, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Do you carry gas cans, mowers, string trimmers, etc in your car or SUV?
Replies: 48
Views: 3359

Re: Do you carry gas cans, mowers, string trimmers, etc in your car or SUV?

I carry a gas can in my car when it's time to fill up.
No big deal. I fill it, and remove it and store it when I get home.
by SuperGrafx
Fri Jan 25, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What lifestyle creep made you happier?
Replies: 412
Views: 46350

Re: What lifestyle creep made you happier?

KitchenAid mixer

Also DirectTV Now...legit cable service over the internet.
by SuperGrafx
Tue Jan 22, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What have you baked recently?
Replies: 159
Views: 20799

Re: What have you baked recently?

I baked up some soft pretzels over the weekend. Surprisingly easy recipe. Go to youtube and look up "The Bread Kitchen" and you should see her recipe for pretzels. The secret is simmering them in a solution of baking soda and water (yes, traditionally it's done with a lye solution, but I don't want ...
by SuperGrafx
Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Around 43K in dividends last year - feel good about it ?
Replies: 188
Views: 21407

Re: Around 43K in dividends last year - feel good about it ?

FinancialRookie wrote:
Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:04 pm
livesoft wrote:
Thu Jan 10, 2019 7:34 pm
You should feel terrible about the $14K in taxable dividends.
Terrible? Seriously? Sometimes I think some people on this forum live in an alternate universe.
+1
by SuperGrafx
Fri Dec 14, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best values at Costco? Honestly, a little disappointed...
Replies: 188
Views: 22457

Re: Best values at Costco? Honestly, a little disappointed...

tennisplyr wrote:
Fri Dec 14, 2018 8:09 am
Enjoy their free food samples.
The samples are usually immediately gobbled up as they're set out by swarms of Costco fanatics and their children.

A madhouse for sure.
by SuperGrafx
Fri Dec 14, 2018 11:39 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Favorite Purchase of 2018?
Replies: 255
Views: 21562

Re: Favorite Purchase of 2018?

KitchenAid Artisan mixer
by SuperGrafx
Wed Dec 12, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What frugal thing did you do today?
Replies: 1020
Views: 110205

Re: What frugal thing did you do today?

Bought a gift at Walmart using the store pickup option. In this case it was a video game that normally sells for $59.99 in store. Oddly enough, buying it through Walmart.com and choosing the pick up at store option yielded a price of $44.99 Reminds me of how barnes & noble and its online site often ...
by SuperGrafx
Wed Dec 12, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Donate to homeless?
Replies: 84
Views: 4333

Re: Donate to homeless?

It's not anyone's job to donate to charities or the homeless.
Working individuals already pay for others' misfortune and bad choices by way of taxes and other fees.
by SuperGrafx
Mon Sep 17, 2018 11:39 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: That Extravagant Thing You Do
Replies: 411
Views: 60588

Re: What is your luxury good?

arrieros81 wrote:
Sat Sep 15, 2018 8:08 pm

Clothing and accessories with real fur.
What kind of real fur??
by SuperGrafx
Wed Sep 05, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Nespresso?
Replies: 103
Views: 9366

Re: Nespresso?

Some of us value a good cup of coffee, and like to solicit input from others that may have expertise in this area, not unsimilar to investing etc. Our ancestors may have had it simpler, but I have zero interest in starting a fire with two rocks to heat up a cup of coffee. They can keep their simple...
by SuperGrafx
Wed Sep 05, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Nespresso?
Replies: 103
Views: 9366

Re: Nespresso?

What do you mean 'for (just) a cup' ? Look at all the confusion, questions and problems stated by others in this thread. You've got Nespresso capsules, K cups, Moka pots, drip grind, aeropress, high-end espresso machines, freshly roasted beans, imported blends and so on and so on. It's just coffee,...
by SuperGrafx
Tue Sep 04, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Nespresso?
Replies: 103
Views: 9366

Re: Nespresso?

All this over-complication for a cup of coffee and espresso. I envy our ancestors as I feel they had things easier. Their toughest choice was whether to buy a can of Maxwell House or Folgers. Coffee was coffee and they enjoyed it as such. It's as if people today can't be happy unless they have endle...
by SuperGrafx
Wed Aug 29, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Bone in my food
Replies: 107
Views: 4574

Re: Bone in my food

OP is complaining for the sake of complaining.
Move on.
by SuperGrafx
Wed Aug 29, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Shop at Sears?
Replies: 14
Views: 1203

Re: Shop at Sears?

GoldStar wrote:
Wed Aug 29, 2018 2:24 pm
I hear many are LG now - but who really knows for sure. They could change this tomorrow without telling you.
Open up the door to the washer or dryer.
If you see "Made in Korea" on the label, then it's a good bet that it's either an LG or Samsung.
by SuperGrafx
Wed Aug 29, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Shop at Sears?
Replies: 14
Views: 1203

Re: Shop at Sears?

The only thing I'd perhaps think twice about are Craftsman hand tools. They used to be lifetime warranty....bring in the broken one, walk out with a new one. I guess lifetime will become the lifetime of Sears existence. Sears sold off Craftsman tools in 2017 to Stanley Black and Decker. Yep, and Lo...
by SuperGrafx
Mon Aug 27, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Sell highly-technical books or hold onto (somewhat unreal) fantasy that I'll read them
Replies: 16
Views: 1127

Re: Sell highly-technical books or hold onto (somewhat unreal) fantasy that I'll read them

If it were me, I would just dispose of them. Books are a pain to sell and ship.
by SuperGrafx
Thu Aug 23, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How come people use Amazon Locker?
Replies: 15
Views: 1662

Re: How come people use Amazon Locker?

People who rent. Some rental offices have reduced or stopped accepting packages for tenants, etc

People who live in sketchy areas.

People who live in ares where 'porch pirates' are prevalent.
by SuperGrafx
Tue Aug 21, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: The Fall of Consumer Reports
Replies: 126
Views: 25241

Re: The Fall of Consumer Reports

tydas wrote:
Tue Aug 21, 2018 6:11 am
CR liberal stances on certain issues has pissed off a lot of their readers
Agreed 100% there.

Their reviews are pretty lackluster and basic as well.
by SuperGrafx
Tue Aug 21, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Sellers beware on eBay.
Replies: 92
Views: 9120

Re: Sellers beware on eBay.

I haven't had any negative experiences selling items on eBay since 1999.

That being said, I use my best judgement on whether or not to sell low dollar items.
Usually not worth the time/hassle.

I don't donate anything, so it usually goes into the trash or recycling bin.
by SuperGrafx
Wed Aug 08, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Will you pay for your kids' college/graduate education?
Replies: 366
Views: 17243

Re: Will you pay for your kids' college/graduate education?

Kids need to have skin in the game. I firmly believe that college is a necessity and a right of passage. Part of that right of passage involves become mature enough to deal with the loans and debts that eventually come due. College should not be treated as an excuse to party for 4 years. I feel that...
by SuperGrafx
Wed Jul 25, 2018 9:24 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: big plastic storage containers for pantry
Replies: 10
Views: 867

Re: big plastic storage containers for pantry

King Arthur Flour sells food grade containers for bulk ingredients, which should meet your purpose.
by SuperGrafx
Tue Jul 24, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What investment/finance book to read next
Replies: 21
Views: 1435

Re: What investment/finance book to read next

I'd recommend staying away from The Millionaire Mind...better off just reading the Millionaire Next Door.

Millionaire Mind is incredibly dull, lengthy and uninteresting.
by SuperGrafx
Fri Jul 20, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: State Farm - safe driving discount ??
Replies: 21
Views: 1163

Re: State Farm - safe driving discount ??

Blueskies123 wrote:
Fri Jul 20, 2018 11:21 am
There was a long thread on this subject just a month or two ago
So what?
Most posters don't spend countless hours on this forum looking for previously posted topics.
by SuperGrafx
Wed Jul 18, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: New book based on Millionaire Next Door
Replies: 120
Views: 18458

Re: New book based on Millionaire Next Door

I agree that the first 2 books were interesting and inspiring.

I then made the mistake of picking up "The Millionaire Mind"...
What an absolute snorefest that one turned out to be. 500 pages of droning drivel and dull statistics.
by SuperGrafx
Wed Jul 18, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: 35 minute connection for flight, long enough?
Replies: 65
Views: 4786

Re: 35 minute connection for flight, long enough?

In my opinion, 35 minutes is really cutting it way too close.

I've done enough air travel and find that in most cases, it's best to have at least a 1.5 hour window between connections.
by SuperGrafx
Wed Jul 18, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Amazon Prime Day 2018
Replies: 88
Views: 11168

Re: Amazon Prime Day 2018

I bought a blink 1 camera security system for $75 which seemed like a good deal. I have been casually looking at security cameras in recent weeks and thought this would be a good opportunity to try one out. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B06XZWHBJ4/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 I w...