Search found 12 matches

by FrugalConsultant
Fri Mar 02, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Google Pixel 2 Users-Experience So Far?
Replies: 37
Views: 3533

Re: Google Pixel 2 Users-Experience So Far?

Wife and I both got a Pixel 2 (non XL) last year. Recently had the power drain issue, and fixed with clear memory on Play Store app and restart. We love it.
by FrugalConsultant
Wed Oct 18, 2017 7:46 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Anyone planning on getting the new Pixel phone?
Replies: 141
Views: 14484

Re: Anyone planning on getting the new Pixel phone?

Ordered a Pixel 2 XL to replace my 4 year old Nexus 5. I don't like the high price, the Nexus line was a super bargain, however I've been spoiled by the regular software updates and no vendor installed bloatware. This is also my first big splurge since I hit my number! I'm now trying to loosen the p...
by FrugalConsultant
Wed Aug 09, 2017 10:43 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Warm Place for Thanksgiving family reunion
Replies: 27
Views: 3288

Re: Warm Place for Thanksgiving family reunion

My family has spent Thanksgiving for several years at Siesta Key on the Gulf coast. Fly into Tampa. It's relatively quiet and inexpensive that time of year. We rent on or near the beach, and the younger ones use rental bicycles to get around.
by FrugalConsultant
Tue Aug 01, 2017 8:43 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: prescriptions drugs and claw backs
Replies: 20
Views: 2127

Re: prescriptions drugs and claw backs

When ever my family starts a new drug, I always have the pharmacist price it both ways, with and without insurance. At least at Costco it's sometimes substantially cheaper. :confused
by FrugalConsultant
Sun Apr 09, 2017 3:30 pm
Forum: US Chapters
Topic: Boglehead Conference 2017?
Replies: 34
Views: 7797

Re: Boglehead Conference 2017?

The frustrating part for me was that in February I started checking my investment email account daily for the alumni announcement. In past years the email was sent out in mid-February. My dear wife and I where on an out of town get-away the first weekend of April, so we didn't see it in time. :( I v...
by FrugalConsultant
Tue Dec 22, 2015 7:53 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Cataract billing issue - anesthesiologist
Replies: 64
Views: 9887

Re: Cataract billing issue - anesthesiologist

Wow, this hits close to home. I had cataract surgery on my first eye two days ago. I knew the Ophthalmologist and Hospital charges up front, but could not find out what the Anesthesiologist charges. During pre-op the Anesthesiologist stopped in to asked a few questions and then later the CRNA stoppe...
by FrugalConsultant
Mon Sep 28, 2015 11:36 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Is private high school "worth it"?
Replies: 130
Views: 11913

Re: Is private high school "worth it"?

galeno wrote:In general no one cares where you went to high school. An expensive college degree's premium lasts maybe 3 years. After that, people want to know what you've done and could care less where you went to college.
+1 :wink:
by FrugalConsultant
Mon Sep 28, 2015 10:19 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Insurance for rental car
Replies: 16
Views: 1720

Re: Insurance for rental car

I use the Amex Premium plan too, and got to test it out when my Enterprise rental car was scraped while in a parking lot. The rental guys swore that Amex wasn't primary and wouldn't cover the damage, so they charged my Amex card for the repair, loss of use and admin fees. All I had to do was make on...
by FrugalConsultant
Fri Mar 20, 2015 9:06 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Anyone dropping Kaspersky computer security?
Replies: 29
Views: 4444

Re: Anyone dropping Kaspersky computer security?

We've had Kaspersky, McAfee, older Norton. All gone. Running the free version of Malware Bytes and the free version of Avast. The computer runs waaaaay faster and actually sees blocks and cleans out the garbage that ALL of those paid for services missed. Totally agree with the free versions of Malw...
by FrugalConsultant
Fri Mar 20, 2015 8:48 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Recruiters asking for current compensation
Replies: 54
Views: 12893

Re: Recruiters asking for current compensation

As for me, I've been in the IT field for 35 years on both sides of the hiring table. When I was the hiring manager, the HR folks did the initial screen and always checked to see if the candidate's compensation expectation was within the budget. That said, as a job seeker I would never tell a recruit...
by FrugalConsultant
Sat Jul 26, 2014 7:25 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: "Chip" credit card for foreign travel
Replies: 105
Views: 20665

Re: "Chip" credit card for foreign travel

PenFed has gone though a few iterations with the chip cards, so it's hard to get the current story from old posts. This page on the PenFed website (posted 4/4/14) says "PenFed chip enabled credit cards are a smart choice because they include both signature and PIN verification." http://blo...