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by bowtie
Sun May 24, 2020 4:04 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Have you searched for your unclaimed property?
Replies: 64
Views: 6489

Re: Have you searched for your unclaimed property?

Thank you for the reminder. Perhaps I will search. I had actually received a letter from the State notifying me of 'unclaimed property' but maybe there's more waiting now that it's later on. Meanwhile I applied to receive the 50.00 owed me. Some overpayment of insurance apparently.
by bowtie
Fri May 15, 2020 10:40 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How to get Toilet Paper ? seriously.
Replies: 684
Views: 55579

Re: How to get Toilet Paper ? seriously.

I posted before about Quilted Northern and they sent me a coupon thru email. I didn't think 50 cents was a great deal, though. I'll just opt for getting things in stores.... different brands 'appear' at different times - there's no predicting what will be around.
by bowtie
Sat May 02, 2020 11:32 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How to get Toilet Paper ? seriously.
Replies: 684
Views: 55579

Re: How to get Toilet Paper ? seriously.

I didn't read all the pages but noticed charmin as a direct buy suggestion. I also looked up quilted northern which has its own website to buy from directly ... I looked about one week ago and while they do provide a savings coupon, they also were 'out of' some of the packs of them. You could check ...
by bowtie
Mon Apr 27, 2020 11:27 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best watch for around $5,000? [Archived]
Replies: 1479
Views: 322841

Re: Best watch for around $5,000?

Because some people LIKE to wear a watch, even an inexpensive one.
by bowtie
Mon Apr 27, 2020 11:24 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 5457
Views: 1351140

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Prime Video :happy - "It's A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood" with Tom Hanks. Wasn't expecting to like it and thought it excellent. Hanks is great as is Matthew Rhys. Really impressed with the film. (Totally unfamiliar with Rogers prior to seeing the documentary of him from the year before).
by bowtie
Fri Dec 06, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 5457
Views: 1351140

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Regarding Sat a.m. cartoons, well, I saw very little of Looney Toons as a kid but now as an adult it's really fascinating to get acquainted with it as a creative art form where they worked extremely hard and long hours just to make one cartoon segment. Anyhow, sure, I'll post after I see the Hanks f...
by bowtie
Thu Dec 05, 2019 11:23 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 5457
Views: 1351140

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

To jjunk: You were surprised I'd never once seen Sesame Street nor Mr. Rogers ... I saw some episodes of Rocky the Flying Squirrel (Rocky and Bullwinkle) and Tom and Jerry, and The Flinstones... I don't know why no one ever turned on Mr. Rogers at all. I'm not sure what you meant when you said 'the ...
by bowtie
Sun Dec 01, 2019 1:36 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 5457
Views: 1351140

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Why did your wife 'absolutely hate' "A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood'? Was it because she liked the actual documentary on FR better, or she didn't like FR< or what? I saw the documentary about him and liked it a lot. I'm one of the few people I suppose who never, not even once, happened to have ...
by bowtie
Sat Sep 07, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Pre-paid Funeral Expenses
Replies: 66
Views: 4288

Re: Pre-paid Funeral Expenses

Also, you can search this forum, as this topic has been discussed in the past couple of years.
Good wishes for the OP.
by bowtie
Mon Sep 02, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: I need advice on cleaning a toilet. How to you clean this part of the toilet? What is the best thing to use?
Replies: 52
Views: 7360

Re: I need advice on cleaning a toilet. How to you clean this part of the toilet? What is the best thing to use?

I've heard of using Coca Cola but never have done so. Just bleach. The OP found their preferred solution which I'd not heard of (and didn't look for today). However, I happened to be looking at reviews for a Clorox 'green' cleaner and was disappointed to see that those who ordered it thru Amazon had...
by bowtie
Sun Sep 01, 2019 11:30 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: I need advice on cleaning a toilet. How to you clean this part of the toilet? What is the best thing to use?
Replies: 52
Views: 7360

Re: I need advice on cleaning a toilet. How to you clean this part of the toilet? What is the best thing to use?

"Acidic Bowl Cleaner"? That's what it is called? I will have to look for it. Actually I've not used things other than plain bleach or Comet. A friend recommended the Clorox "Clinging Bleach Gel" toilet bowl cleaner. She says it is not as strong a smell as using regular Clorox bleach. However, I'm al...
by bowtie
Fri Aug 23, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Article on [US citizens] retiring Panama....
Replies: 8
Views: 1076

Article on [US citizens] retiring Panama....

Anyone see the "Marketwatch' article featuring a Massachusetts 63 year old (teacher, I think) who decided that Panama fit the bill for retirement for her and her two adult daughters? Of course, it helped that she is able to speak the language. (If one did not speak the language, then I wonder if all...
by bowtie
Fri Aug 16, 2019 11:29 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Breakfast Menu After Retirement
Replies: 73
Views: 10805

Re: Breakfast Menu After Retirement

Postscript: a lot of us on this thread like oatmeal, I noticed. I was just listening to someone talk about 'No Sugar, No Grains' type of diet. To my surprise, the 'no grains' included oatmeal. What could possibly be wrong with oatmeal, I wonder? Seems odd to me. But anyway, return to topic, guys.......
by bowtie
Wed Aug 14, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Breakfast Menu After Retirement
Replies: 73
Views: 10805

Re: Breakfast Menu After Retirement

Hey TT,
Glad this thread is inspiring to have a wonderful breakfast!
by bowtie
Wed Aug 14, 2019 12:33 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Breakfast Menu After Retirement
Replies: 73
Views: 10805

Re: Breakfast Menu After Retirement

Thanks for the responses regarding 'when' to exercise. Sounds as if there is no 'bad' time to exercise. I did once get light headed after working out due to not having eaten ... but it was late afternoon. Probably wouldn't have that problem in the morning.
by bowtie
Mon Aug 12, 2019 1:32 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Breakfast Menu After Retirement
Replies: 73
Views: 10805

Re: Breakfast Menu After Retirement

Do people generally do a little exercise at gym or walking before breakfast or after? For the IF'ers do you exercise prior to breaking the fast later in the day, or do you wait until after you've eaten something? just wondering, because I usually do not exercise until after I've had something to eat...
by bowtie
Mon Jul 29, 2019 10:51 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Single People and Retirement Question
Replies: 132
Views: 21439

Re: Single People and Retirement Question

This is a great thread.
What I find useful is to acknowledge that I have my own pace ....
Thanks for starting and reviving this thread. I think it has relevance for people with or without a partner.
by bowtie
Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: If there are no close or trusted relatives close by, who will care for you, pay your bills, etc.
Replies: 140
Views: 13046

Re: If there are no close or trusted relatives close by, who will care for you, pay your bills, etc.

GerryL:
The book you have from the library on "Solo retiring" - the essentials - is it fairly recent? I haven't seen that one in my travels. As you say, the once-marrieds, widows/widowers, etc., 'all' become individuals in that type of category later on, despite the title.
by bowtie
Fri Jun 28, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Suggestions regarding towns/cities to retire (in 48 states)
Replies: 17
Views: 2606

Re: Suggestions regarding towns/cities to retire (in 48 states)

t-m,
Louisville winters do typically include snow, though, don't they?
Also, I'd never heard of West University Place, but it is on a list of 'top 50' smaller places to live .....
Great info here on BH's.
by bowtie
Mon Jun 03, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Medicare broker
Replies: 27
Views: 1282

Re: Medicare broker

If you want to use a broker, you can try one out on the phone to see if you want to use that person's services. They are paid by the insurance company but the ones I spoke with didn't seem to mind answering a couple of q's just for me to get a sense of their offerings. You can do it long distance - ...
by bowtie
Fri May 31, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: 23 and me vs. ancestry- thoughts?
Replies: 38
Views: 3528

Re: 23 and me vs. ancestry- thoughts?

Thanks for all your responses.
by bowtie
Fri May 31, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: 23 and me vs. ancestry- thoughts?
Replies: 38
Views: 3528

Re: 23 and me vs. ancestry- thoughts?

I had (I thought) posted a response but maybe it got lost. Basically it's that 3 friends have done it and were recommending it, but .... I had always been fairly uninterested and cautious but was thinking of giving it one more look after their recommendations, but ..... really the health stuff might...
by bowtie
Fri May 31, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: 23 and me vs. ancestry- thoughts?
Replies: 38
Views: 3528

23 and me vs. ancestry- thoughts?

I know that there are threads on this and was just perusing one from a year ago here. I do have some reservations about using one's personal info/DNA 'out there' to 'belong' to a company etc., but am starting to consider it nevertheless out of curiosity as I have privacy minded friends who I was sur...
by bowtie
Sun May 12, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best month to visit London?
Replies: 40
Views: 3478

Re: Best month to visit London?

Thanks for all the info. Very interesting.
by bowtie
Sat May 11, 2019 12:21 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best month to visit London?
Replies: 40
Views: 3478

Best month to visit London?

Hi, I was reading a very informative thread on 'neighborhood recommendations' in London on this site from December 2018, as the OP was planning a trip this June. I was wondering if there were a 'best' and 'worst' month in which to plan a visit to London for a first-time traveler from the USA. I'm th...
by bowtie
Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Is there a good website(s) or resources for used car reviews?
Replies: 24
Views: 1787

Re: Is there a good website(s) or resources for used car reviews?

I read somewhere on the thread about car forum comments - you can research your vehicle let's say Toyota Avalon, truck, etc. Lexus, Mazda, etc. on its own individual forum and read about owners' experiences/problems/fixes. Also I found Edmunds tended to have honest reviews with a 1-2 paragraph story...
by bowtie
Fri Mar 29, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: dental work gone wrong - advice please.
Replies: 55
Views: 5389

Re: dental work gone wrong - advice please.

Hope the OP is doing better, problem solved, or at least on the way to being solved.
by bowtie
Tue Mar 26, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Shingrix [Vaccine availability]
Replies: 153
Views: 15405

Re: Shingrix [Vaccine availability]

Makes sense. Does anyone have info about coverage under Medicare?
by bowtie
Tue Mar 26, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Shingrix [Vaccine availability]
Replies: 153
Views: 15405

Re: Shingrix [Vaccine availability]

I asked at a CVS today and they said "We only have the 2nd shot at this time' - but if it's the same shot, I wonder why one cannot get the 2nd as the 1st one....
I'm thinking it might be covered under Medicare (part "B"? But there's that deductible). Otherwise it's around 100.00.
by bowtie
Tue Mar 26, 2019 12:36 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 5457
Views: 1351140

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Sort of a tiny detail, but in the film "The Wife," in which Glenn Close was excellent (really they all were good actors), her daughter had light green eyes, and Close has dark brown eyes. I guess I was the only one thinking that since her daughter was portraying the younger version of her character,...
by bowtie
Tue Mar 26, 2019 12:11 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Medigap Plan F Extra (California)
Replies: 9
Views: 841

Re: Medigap Plan F Extra (California)

I have considered this Blue Shield "Plan f extra' but I think it'd only be a good deal for one year because the 20.00 discount would go away and the regular price for it at this time is 167.00 in our area so it might go up a bit from there the following year (?). I have read the cautionary threads a...
by bowtie
Wed Mar 20, 2019 11:32 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 5457
Views: 1351140

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Green Book.
Good film.
More interesting to go find out more about the real Don Shirley. He did in fact live in an apt. above Carnegie Hall for 50 years and had to move out in his later years to elsewhere in Manhattan. There's a photo of the place in an article .... it was quite elaborate.
by bowtie
Wed Mar 20, 2019 11:27 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What is the official nail clippers of the Boglehead Community?
Replies: 30
Views: 2587

Re: What is the official nail clippers of the Boglehead Community?

It's amazing the variety of subject matter here .. it always surprises me :happy
Mine are good but I do not know the brand. I will have to take a look !
by bowtie
Tue Mar 19, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Will Medigap plan F become a 'death spiral'?
Replies: 58
Views: 5633

Re: Will Medigap plan F become a 'death spiral'?

California. I was told that the 'birthday rule' allows an individual to switch at that window of time to an equal or lesser medigap plan - you just can't upgrade - without underwriting process to do so - but I don't know, could they change that later on? There's something to be said for picking a pl...
by bowtie
Tue Mar 19, 2019 12:34 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Will Medigap plan F become a 'death spiral'?
Replies: 58
Views: 5633

Re: Will Medigap plan F become a 'death spiral'?

Deleting 2nd post. Sorry, I was so annoyed that someone told me something that was in error and I spent a while looking it up. I decided I would take away my little discussion about it!
by bowtie
Tue Mar 19, 2019 12:08 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Will Medigap plan F become a 'death spiral'?
Replies: 58
Views: 5633

Re: Will Medigap plan F become a 'death spiral'?

Decided to delete post as someone told me something in error.
by bowtie
Mon Mar 18, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Will Medigap plan F become a 'death spiral'?
Replies: 58
Views: 5633

Re: Will Medigap plan F become a 'death spiral'?

This is an informative thread. However, for someone who hears people (not just here, but elsewhere) say that 'you should take F' if it's a good deal, and change later if I wish, or, some say no, do not do 'F", just pick "G" first (I'm newly into Medicare later this year), because of what's described...
by bowtie
Fri Mar 15, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: buy one's own medigap or ex-employer group
Replies: 7
Views: 669

Re: buy one's own medigap or ex-employer group

Thx for the responses.
From what I have looked at so far, it seems that the employer based offering is more expensive. I will keep researching this but so far, it appears that the employer one is charging more money for MA plans than they normally are.
Thx for the input.
by bowtie
Thu Mar 14, 2019 1:47 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: buy one's own medigap or ex-employer group
Replies: 7
Views: 669

buy one's own medigap or ex-employer group

Hi, I've been reading the forum about Medicare issues .... I'm in the midst of researching options. I know I want original plus medigap, but is it generally better to stick with one's present insurance administrator (thru former employer) who offers supplement, or to buy it on one's own? If anyone h...
by bowtie
Thu Mar 14, 2019 12:01 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Self insure vs Medigap when on "traditional" Medicare
Replies: 90
Views: 8869

Re: Self insure vs Medigap when on "traditional" Medicare

They will be sending me some things via snail mail ... so far I see them listed online as 'supplemental' to original medicare plans. While a couple are medicare advantage plans the one I have looked at so far that is just 'medigap' or 'supplemental' and not advantage is a PPO. I'll know more when I ...
by bowtie
Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Self insure vs Medigap when on "traditional" Medicare
Replies: 90
Views: 8869

Re: Self insure vs Medigap when on "traditional" Medicare

So far, despite people telling me they 'really like' MA, I am more inclined to get original medicare and medigap. After 2019 they'll no longer offer 'F" medigap. I'm in the process of finding out what the cost differences are between buying this on my own as a 'new medicare customer' and remaining w...
by bowtie
Tue Mar 12, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Peanut Butter recommendations
Replies: 84
Views: 7513

Re: Peanut Butter recommendations

I have bought Skippy lower fat version but want to try something else! Open to suggestion.... this organic stuff from Walmart ... what's the name of it?
by bowtie
Sun Feb 24, 2019 10:29 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 5457
Views: 1351140

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Has anyone here seen "Can You Ever Forgive Me?" I haven't yet, but was reading the synopsis and details of scenes. What an unbelievable story! But ... aside from some fairly minor alterations in details, the main aspects of the story are all true! It's a shocker and from what I was reading of the sc...
by bowtie
Fri Feb 15, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Rodents ate my car!
Replies: 80
Views: 10465

Re: Rodents ate my car!

Someone suggested that - an ultrasonic device to repel them b/c they don't like the sound waves - but when I phoned Home Depot to ask for one and mentioned what it was for, the guy said "But you can't put that in your car engine" .... it's about 69.00 there. Also, the guy who suggested it to me uses...
by bowtie
Fri Feb 15, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Rodents ate my car!
Replies: 80
Views: 10465

Re: Rodents ate my car!

I drive my car every day .... it's not as if it had been sitting unmoved or not having been driven at the time this happened. Anyway .... a friend reported mice damage to engine wires parking in a garage at home... traps were set but nothing was ever caught. As for our parking lot, I never noticed h...
by bowtie
Fri Feb 15, 2019 1:22 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Rodents ate my car!
Replies: 80
Views: 10465

Re: Rodents ate my car!

There was an article from 2017, I think, stating that class action lawsuits against Honda and Toyota were deemed to be without merit...... I've driven cars for years and parked them for years outside in parking lots, (not a garage) and never had this problem until just now. It sounds like dryer shee...
by bowtie
Thu Jan 24, 2019 11:48 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: how not to waste money on trash bags.
Replies: 12
Views: 1747

Re: how not to waste money on trash bags.

It's the bags, the plastic that smells ... not the trash. I've tried black Hefty bags most recently and thought they would be OK but they smelled strong ... thanks, I'll look up Wally's World. I'm not a Costco member but maybe I'll see about "Smart and Final" where you don't have to be a member. Tha...
by bowtie
Thu Jan 24, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: how not to waste money on trash bags.
Replies: 12
Views: 1747

how not to waste money on trash bags.

I like to use large trash bags, usually black ones, but I don't want scented ones like Febreze added. However, the supposedly plain ones I purchase have an awful 'trash bag smell' except a few odd brands that now I can't find any longer. I'd like to know if anyone has bought some which do not have t...
by bowtie
Sun Jan 06, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Retirees: any major goals for 2019?
Replies: 72
Views: 4929

Re: Retirees: any major goals for 2019?

1. Take care of necessary health issues without worrying about them.
2. Enjoy life by doing things I want to do.
3. Make new friends.
4. See old friends and family more.
5. Improve organizational skills in the home.
by bowtie
Sat Oct 13, 2018 11:06 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Stinky Car After Changing Cabin Air Filter
Replies: 6
Views: 935

Re: Stinky Car After Changing Cabin Air Filter

The above post looks like a good explanation.
I was also wondering - if that particular make/year of vehicle could have a history of this sort of problem also? Could you find out by going to car discussion forum or going back to the service techs?