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by Doom&Gloom
Fri Sep 18, 2020 3:24 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Pretending to enjoy sports for business/social reasons
Replies: 83
Views: 4584

Re: Pretending to enjoy sports for business/social reasons

I didn't (and wouldn't) do it any more than I would attend a church or certain church to impress particular people. Seems phony and superficial to me. Far better to make the effort to try to find common ground with others imho. More work but will likely be perceived as more genuine and much better r...
by Doom&Gloom
Fri Sep 18, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks in free fall
Replies: 20070
Views: 2745213

Re: U.S. stocks in free fall

occambogle wrote: Fri Sep 18, 2020 11:48 am
Stef wrote: Fri Sep 18, 2020 11:39 am Bought 3 QQQ yesterday, not surprising what I'm seeing today lol.
Yet yesterday you declared this thread had run its course! :confused
Why buy while the free fall is still in progress? :wink:
by Doom&Gloom
Thu Sep 17, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Building a house and builder screwed up exterior paint horribly
Replies: 102
Views: 5891

Re: Building a house and builder screwed up exterior paint horribly

This is the first guy I've hired who outright wasn't addicted to drugs and lie/stole from me. I think I've just had really bad experiences. I've noticed the common m.o. is they pretend to be your friend up front, and then if anything goes wrong, they act like your "friendship" should be a barrier t...
by Doom&Gloom
Thu Sep 17, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks in free fall
Replies: 20070
Views: 2745213

Re: U.S. stocks in free fall

This thread is the only thing keeping the markets from crashing. Close it at your own peril.
by Doom&Gloom
Thu Sep 17, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks in free fall
Replies: 20070
Views: 2745213

Re: U.S. stocks in free fall

I think I need to stop following the markets every day. It's become something to do during my morning and evening routines, but it's wearing on me and I think it was much better when I checked in a few times per year. (Of course back then, I didn't have enough for any losses to be painful. Now they...
by Doom&Gloom
Thu Sep 17, 2020 7:43 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Grocery store didn't tell me Shingrix was $160
Replies: 179
Views: 11367

Re: Grocery store didn't tell me Shingrix was $160

I don't recall what mine cost at the pharmacy, but I do remember being told in advance and also remember thinking at the time that the cost doesn't really matter very much as I want it almost regardless of price. Almost. Pharmacy should have informed OP in advance. Since they didn't, OP should have ...
by Doom&Gloom
Wed Sep 16, 2020 8:53 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Building a house and builder screwed up exterior paint horribly
Replies: 102
Views: 5891

Re: Building a house and builder screwed up exterior paint horribly

You need to paint at least a 3ft square as a sample area. View it at different times of the day due to lighting changes. You MUST view in person not via pictures. It is not just paint that shows up different on phones and monitors. Fabric, leather, all types of material that must have samples seen ...
by Doom&Gloom
Sun Sep 13, 2020 9:37 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Looking for reliable printer compatible with PC+Chromebook
Replies: 11
Views: 677

Re: Looking for reliable printer compatible with PC+Chromebook

We have a Brother and love it , MFC-J885DW - copy, scan, print in color or B/W - prints double sided automatically , copying multiple pages using the bulk feeder is also automatic for double sided but scanning is only manually for double sided I believe - it's been very reliable , would buy it agai...
by Doom&Gloom
Sat Sep 12, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Repair plasma television or get new TV?
Replies: 71
Views: 4224

Re: Repair plasma television or get new TV?

Kagord wrote: Sat Sep 12, 2020 3:40 pm Take pictures as you disassemble, have a pillbox or something for the screws and note where they came from, it will be a lot of screws.
Cell phone pics work well IME. One of my Panasonics also had some "hidden" screws that viewing a YouTube prior to proceeding helped me with.
by Doom&Gloom
Sat Sep 12, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Repair plasma television or get new TV?
Replies: 71
Views: 4224

Re: Repair plasma television or get new TV?

OP here. I am 95% certain that this is a power board failure. My plan is to pull it, send it to one of the online repair shops, and see if that fixes it. It's less than $75 all-in and seems worth it to me. It'll be a few weeks before I can update on the results. Good luck! Regardless of outcome, wh...
by Doom&Gloom
Fri Sep 11, 2020 9:20 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Neccesities for a Man Cave
Replies: 51
Views: 3424

Re: Neccesities for a Man Cave

Strong wifi signal. Quality huge TV. Smaller secondary TV for emergency sports situations. Excellent sound system. Private entrance--preferably with a dimly lit downslope in case the urinal is crowded or dysfunctional. A few very comfortable recliners. Folding card table and chairs. A door with a te...
by Doom&Gloom
Thu Sep 10, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks in free fall
Replies: 20070
Views: 2745213

Re: U.S. stocks in free fall

000 wrote: Thu Sep 10, 2020 4:54 pm
AerialWombat wrote: Thu Sep 10, 2020 4:48 pm One could argue that I should excited about buying into the equities world at a discount. Or not.
I haven't seen discounts like these since the first week of August!
That was a horror story that we'll be able to tell our grandchildren about!
by Doom&Gloom
Thu Sep 10, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks in free fall
Replies: 20070
Views: 2745213

Re: U.S. stocks in free fall

Not a a fan of the last two days. But I expected a pull back way before now. It's feels like we had two pull backs combined for this one. And all of the great economic news didn't help the long end of the bond market either. It gonna get worse. Way worse. Way way worse. :beer that free fall thread ...
by Doom&Gloom
Thu Sep 10, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Backyard patio privacy suggestions?
Replies: 15
Views: 1497

Re: Backyard patio privacy suggestions?

Pick your nose frequently while on the patio. Perhaps they will close their blinds.
by Doom&Gloom
Wed Sep 09, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Repair plasma television or get new TV?
Replies: 71
Views: 4224

Re: Repair plasma television or get new TV?

I had my 2011, 50" Panasonic plasma fixed (the infamous "factory screws too short" problem) 5 years ago...paid ~$200, which included two in-home visits. Still my main TV, but I would not repair it again today...would instead buy a decent 55" local-backlight LCD HDTV or maybe even OLED. I probably h...
by Doom&Gloom
Wed Sep 09, 2020 6:16 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Buying covid hit stocks
Replies: 30
Views: 1754

Re: Buying covid hit stocks

Buying anything hit by COVID fears at this time seems very late to me.

Disclaimer: I have a proven track record of being unable to pick winners consistently.
by Doom&Gloom
Wed Sep 09, 2020 3:37 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Family member has one million in one stock , doesn't want to cash out
Replies: 261
Views: 27521

Re: Family member has one million in one stock , doesn't want to cash out

This thread is like a car wreck: painful to watch but I can't avert my eyes.
by Doom&Gloom
Wed Sep 09, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: advice for light switch timer
Replies: 44
Views: 1727

Re: advice for light switch timer

Way too much information in this thread. Doom&Gloom, you may want or maybe even need this https://www.amazon.com/Everyone-Poops-Taro-Gomi/dp/1797202642/ref=asc_df_1797202642/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=459515588584&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=802469348015111960&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdv...
by Doom&Gloom
Wed Sep 09, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: advice for light switch timer
Replies: 44
Views: 1727

Re: advice for light switch timer

Way too much information in this thread.
by Doom&Gloom
Wed Sep 09, 2020 1:11 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Repair plasma television or get new TV?
Replies: 71
Views: 4224

Re: Repair plasma television or get new TV?

I have 2 plasma tvs 50 in that the previous owner left in the house. I think each older than 10 years. Those are so heavy, my wife and i cannot lift those to take those to recycling authority. Both were working 1040i. I bought a new 65in last thanksgivings. Now i have those old plasmas sitting in g...
by Doom&Gloom
Mon Sep 07, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: How do Bogleheads cope with FOMO? [Fear Of Missing Out]
Replies: 97
Views: 7361

Re: How do Bogleheads cope with FOMO?

By being satisfied with exactly what I bargained for with my AA. And expected. And realized. And will continue to realize.

No fear of missing out at all. Unfortunately all of the above applies equally to declining market. Still no fear, but sometimes a bit of anxiety :wink:
by Doom&Gloom
Sun Sep 06, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Can anyone suggest a joint checking account?
Replies: 58
Views: 2631

Re: Can anyone suggest a joint checking account?

I recently got married (yeah!) and the new wife and I are considering a joint checking account. The purpose is twofold: 1) To buy groceries, shared dinner, housewares, etc. 2) To save a bit towards travel and purchase such as new furniture and things of that nature. We are considering starting with...
by Doom&Gloom
Sun Sep 06, 2020 10:34 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: [What TV Show Have You Recently Watched?]
Replies: 2112
Views: 224832

Re: [What TV Show Have You Recently Watched?]

Endeavour (quality detective series) and Dark (Stephen King favorite SciFi) We just started Endeavour last night. We thoroughly enjoyed the first two episodes, so we'll keep going. I think I got the referral from this post, so thank you! Finished the first four seasons of Line of Duty a few nights ...
by Doom&Gloom
Sat Sep 05, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: advice for light switch timer
Replies: 44
Views: 1727

Re: advice for light switch timer

Probably more, and a more expensive, than you are seeking, but we have a few LIFX outdoor lights that are very versatile--can vary brightness, color, and gradations of white. Wifi connected and can be controlled by smartphone, PC app, and Amazon Alexa. We also have a couple of them set to come on an...
by Doom&Gloom
Fri Sep 04, 2020 7:20 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How much to take down this tree?
Replies: 71
Views: 5273

Re: How much to take down this tree?

Having gone back to compare the pictures, what I initially took to be power lines are clearly long thin branches. My vote: pay somebody to do it, swallow hard at the price, and be done with it. Several years ago I got on the roof of my house with a chain saw to cut a big limb that was hanging partly...
by Doom&Gloom
Fri Sep 04, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Family member has one million in one stock , doesn't want to cash out
Replies: 261
Views: 27521

Re: My dad has 1 million in Tesla, I told him to cash out, he doesn't want too

Leif wrote: Fri Sep 04, 2020 10:11 am Tesla, at this moment, is down 7%. The PE is only 983. Anyone want to back up the truck (or perhaps abus)?
I see what you did there. Nicely done!
by Doom&Gloom
Fri Sep 04, 2020 12:11 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Carry on or Take your toys and go home ?
Replies: 102
Views: 8958

Re: Carry on or Take your toys and go home ?

Orbuculum Nongata wrote: Fri Sep 04, 2020 8:07 am
skor99 wrote: Thu Aug 06, 2020 6:52 pm ...do you take your toys and go home?
Can you think of a single "game" where, at the end, the winner says "let's play overtime instead"?
Sure. Almost all games involving betting where the winner knows he has the edge. Do casinos close after winning a big chunk from a sucker, er customer?
by Doom&Gloom
Fri Sep 04, 2020 11:43 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks in free fall
Replies: 20070
Views: 2745213

Re: U.S. stocks in free fall

BarbBrooklyn wrote: Fri Sep 04, 2020 10:05 am October came early this year.
It's Swoontember!
by Doom&Gloom
Thu Sep 03, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Where is the joy ? How long can this joyless ride last ?
Replies: 66
Views: 6725

Re: Where is the joy ? How long can this joyless ride last ?

Looking for joy in all the wrong places?

I never considered that the stock market would be a place to seek joy. But I've only been investing in it for 46 years, so maybe it will show up unexpectedly one day.
by Doom&Gloom
Thu Sep 03, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks in free fall
Replies: 20070
Views: 2745213

Re: U.S. stocks in free fall

I saw a headline recently that September is the worst month for stocks. Only 27 more days of this until we begin soaring as is our custom!
by Doom&Gloom
Wed Sep 02, 2020 9:56 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How much to take down this tree?
Replies: 71
Views: 5273

Re: How much to take down this tree?

Depends a lot on how confident you want to be that the garage isn't damaged. You can save some bucks if you're willing to gamble it up.
by Doom&Gloom
Wed Sep 02, 2020 6:16 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks in free fall
Replies: 20070
Views: 2745213

Re: U.S. stocks in free fall

^^^
LOL!
by Doom&Gloom
Wed Sep 02, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks in free fall
Replies: 20070
Views: 2745213

Re: U.S. stocks in free fall

Since we don't have a proper Doom & Gloom thread, I'll have to make due with this one. Economist article, "Psychological scars of downturns could depress growth for decades" https://www.economist.com/finance-and-economics/2020/08/29/psychological-scars-of-downturns-could-depress-growth-for-decades ...
by Doom&Gloom
Tue Sep 01, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Cardio alternatives to treadmills?
Replies: 107
Views: 6933

Re: Cardio alternatives to treadmills?

Brianmcg321 wrote: Tue Sep 01, 2020 11:59 am I like recumbent exercise bikes. I use regular bikes outside.
+2 to recumbent exercise bike

Works great for my back issues.
by Doom&Gloom
Mon Aug 31, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Family member has one million in one stock , doesn't want to cash out
Replies: 261
Views: 27521

Re: My dad has 1 million in Tesla, I told him to cash out, he doesn't want too

This dude came here asking for help making the case; I think it's weird that the response to him is "butt out" rather than helping him make the case when literally the entire basis of Bogleheads is making the case that the dad's position is unreasonably risky even when it happens to have made money...
by Doom&Gloom
Mon Aug 31, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Raccoons!
Replies: 38
Views: 2552

Re: Racoons!

I'm always afraid that I will catch a skunk! OK, I have to ask: What's your plan for when that happens? :twisted: Ask Bogleheads, of course! I'm pretty sure I have posted our experience somewhere on BH before, so I won't go into the details again, but we used a teenage boy. We do not have that opti...
by Doom&Gloom
Sun Aug 30, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Wasp nest
Replies: 117
Views: 6912

Re: Wasp nest

The wasps reappeared after a few weeks in the same spot. I hit them again with the insecticide and they are gone again. Is it common for them to reuse an underground nest? I wonder how long the poison lasts for. I hit it with a lot. I imagine it gets diluted with rain/watering. Now that I hit them ...
by Doom&Gloom
Sat Aug 29, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Financial Advisor (Morgan Stanley) wants to end relationship with ("fire") my grandfather
Replies: 62
Views: 6775

Re: Financial Advisor (Morgan Stanley) wants to end relationship with ("fire") my grandfather

This is a blessing. Your grandfather did not want to leave Morgan Stanley but now he must. Good luck For whom? It would be that for you or me, but certainly not for OP's grandfather--and they are his assets. DW now manages her 92 y/o mother's finances. After seeing the fees, expenses, and unnecessa...
by Doom&Gloom
Sat Aug 29, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Chase closed my accounts and banned me and I don’t know why
Replies: 48
Views: 7538

Re: Chase closed my accounts and banned me and I don’t know why

OP here. The only thing I could imagine is I’ve opened a few bank accounts with other banks in the last year to get some promos. Is that grounds for being banned? I’ve had a Chase credit card for a while now. They say I can keep it but can’t open any bank accounts. You probably don't look like a de...
by Doom&Gloom
Sat Aug 29, 2020 9:31 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Do you talk to your friends/family/coworkers about this stuff?
Replies: 210
Views: 16292

Re: Do you talk to your friends/family/coworkers about this stuff?

That said, people that I have helped have shown me their tax returns, their 401(k) statements, and other account statements. I have not shown them my tax returns, my 401(k) statements, nor any other account statements. But they weren't helping me either. And no ill will has come from any of it. If ...
by Doom&Gloom
Fri Aug 28, 2020 10:43 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: So what are you cooking
Replies: 314
Views: 22242

Re: So what are you cooking

^^^
Good grief! That sounds great!
by Doom&Gloom
Fri Aug 28, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What expenditures improved your happiness/quality of life?
Replies: 217
Views: 39526

Re: What expenditures improved your happiness/quality of life?

Adoption fees and subsequent expenses for our rescue dog. We put it off for years because we didn't have the time to be as responsible as we thought we should be. Now we both wish we had taken the plunge sooner. Such a great addition to our daily lives!
by Doom&Gloom
Fri Aug 28, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Financial Advisor (Morgan Stanley) wants to end relationship with ("fire") my grandfather
Replies: 62
Views: 6775

Re: Financial Advisor (Morgan Stanley) wants to end relationship with ("fire") my grandfather

I agree that they are firing you more than your grandfather, and can't blame them at all. Their business model is to make a certain amount of money in fees and commissions per million invested, and you are not allowing that. It makes their metrics look bad. And it decreases their revenue in a way t...
by Doom&Gloom
Fri Aug 28, 2020 10:44 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: How long could you live off your portfolio if the worst happened?
Replies: 110
Views: 10456

Re: How long could you live off your portfolio if the worst happened?

Until I die or run out of money, whichever comes first. (Already retired.) What is "the worst?" I recall some official talking about the devastation and aftermath from Hurricane Katrina. He said they had run all sorts of simulations but the worst case in reality turned out to be worse than their wor...
by Doom&Gloom
Thu Aug 27, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks in free fall
Replies: 20070
Views: 2745213

Re: U.S. stocks in free fall

Cheez-It Guy wrote: Thu Aug 27, 2020 11:56 am Checking in. . .
Are you always the first one to a party? :wink:
by Doom&Gloom
Wed Aug 26, 2020 9:52 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Recommendations for wheat beer
Replies: 43
Views: 2727

Re: Recommendations for wheat beer

IceNine wrote: Wed Aug 26, 2020 8:34 pm I like Franziskaner Hefe-Weisse. Should be easy to find.
+1

One of my favorites. I don't drink it too often as I'm afraid that I might tire of it. That has been a successful strategy for a few decades now! :beer
by Doom&Gloom
Wed Aug 26, 2020 5:32 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks continue to soar!
Replies: 8817
Views: 697047

Re: U.S. stocks continue to soar!

Ok, what the heck just happened today? Not that I'm complaining, mind you, but... what the heck happened today? Salesforce.com blew out earnings and jumped 25%. I think the tech rally was a product of that - another confirmation that the tech revolution is accelerating. All my FAANGs from me pre-Bo...
by Doom&Gloom
Wed Aug 26, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks continue to soar!
Replies: 8817
Views: 697047

Re: U.S. stocks continue to soar!

lostdog wrote: Wed Aug 26, 2020 1:18 pm Please remind me this isn't 1999 again?
This time is different.
by Doom&Gloom
Wed Aug 26, 2020 8:58 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What is the best concert you ever witnessed?
Replies: 434
Views: 31415

Re: What is the best concert you ever witnessed?

protagonist wrote: Wed Aug 26, 2020 7:50 am Woodstock. 1969.

Not necessarily the best performances (comparing rock/jazz/classical/folk is like comparing apples and oranges), but the best experience.
Winner!