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by PoppyA
Tue Sep 18, 2018 9:36 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Inexpensive source for greeting cards?
Replies: 27
Views: 1451

Re: Inexpensive source for greeting cards?

Just buy a gift card for $5 instead. They can get a cup of coffee, an ice cream cone, etc.
by PoppyA
Thu Sep 13, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Going to the Everglade. A few questions please.
Replies: 18
Views: 906

Re: Going to the Everglade. A few questions please.

75 aka 41 are not toll roads
by PoppyA
Wed Sep 12, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Picking a Charity
Replies: 69
Views: 2645

Re: Picking a Charity

If you are not concerned with a tax write off: I like to give personally. By that I mean - I gave $ to a neighbors, childhood friends family, who lost everything to a fire I’ve left money for elderly people who needed some help financially I’ve given money to a college student who’s family didn’t ha...
by PoppyA
Mon Sep 10, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: New Job (1st Management Role)
Replies: 30
Views: 2896

Re: New Job (1st Management Role)

I turned Down promotions for quality of life 2 times in my career. Looking back, and not taking ego into account it was a no brainer. (Truthfully middle management is the WORST position IMHO) I did/do have lingering doubts about “what might have been.” And those closest to me advised me to pursue th...
by PoppyA
Sun Sep 09, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: where to learn to sew?
Replies: 29
Views: 1586

Re: where to learn to sew?

Any store that sells fabrics and sewing machines should have an idea.
by PoppyA
Sun Sep 09, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Can Sneakers go with Business Casual?
Replies: 171
Views: 7719

Re: Can Sneakers go with Business Casual?

I always liked to “dress up” on business casual days to stand out.
by PoppyA
Thu Sep 06, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Go to Istanbul next week. Any suggestions
Replies: 49
Views: 3513

Re: Go to Istanbul next week. Any suggestions

Walk on the sidewalk that faces traffic.
by PoppyA
Fri Aug 31, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: How do you store financial account information with your estate plan?
Replies: 51
Views: 3200

Re: How do you store financial account information with your estate plan?

I will say having electronic access to information is invaluable to an executor. It takes a while to reconstruct a financial life and having the ability to view a history is very helpful.
by PoppyA
Wed Aug 29, 2018 8:35 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What to put in a care package for college student
Replies: 44
Views: 2658

Re: What to put in a care package for college student

I started a tradition and always included goldfish crackers. Now it reminds us of her college days.
by PoppyA
Mon Aug 27, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Getting out of vacation club contract
Replies: 10
Views: 1840

Re: Getting out of vacation club contract

I know of a realtor in the Ft. Lauderdale are who sold one. Maybe google time share realtors?
by PoppyA
Mon Aug 27, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Feedback on finance notes
Replies: 4
Views: 506

Re: Feedback on finance notes

yes, high level. TMI IMHO
by PoppyA
Wed Aug 15, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best consumer products - made in USA
Replies: 62
Views: 3436

Re: Best consumer products - made in USA

Turvis tumblers
by PoppyA
Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:18 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Relaxing - quieting the mind
Replies: 47
Views: 3127

Re: Relaxing - quieting the mind

Another vote for Yoga. I recommend restorative. You don’t have to be able to do anything except get down on the floor and breath. Don’t be afraid to give it a try.

Another Yoga in Nidra. Look for a utube video, put on some headphones and relax.
by PoppyA
Fri Aug 03, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: 3 Levels of Wealth
Replies: 125
Views: 11915

Re: 3 Levels of Wealth

I love this thread!
by PoppyA
Thu Aug 02, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: TSP Life Funds
Replies: 2
Views: 254

Re: TSP Life Funds

Thank you. Perfect.
by PoppyA
Thu Aug 02, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: TSP Life Funds
Replies: 2
Views: 254

TSP Life Funds

Where can you find out what they are invested in? I’m not talking in general, i’d Like to know specifically.

Thank you.
by PoppyA
Sat Jul 21, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Suggestions About Simulating Homemade Chicken Stock
Replies: 28
Views: 1700

Re: Suggestions About Simulating Homemade Chicken Stock

Why not throw in some chicken wings?

I know the gelatin will congeal it, but not sure it will add anything else.
by PoppyA
Fri Jul 20, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Federal Benefits Question - Annuity, TSP, FEHBP
Replies: 21
Views: 1524

Re: Federal Benefits Question - Annuity, TSP, FEHBP

You say you will retire at 57. Will you be under a special category like law enforcement, firefighter, etc? It could make a difference in your retirement.
by PoppyA
Tue Jul 17, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Excel Spread sheets -mac or. Windows?
Replies: 21
Views: 1120

Re: Excel Spread sheets -mac or. Windows?

What is Bigfoot?
by PoppyA
Mon Jul 02, 2018 8:50 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Dear wise Bogleheads, ideas highly appreciated... [Move, Switch Career]
Replies: 15
Views: 2847

Re: Dear wise Bogleheads, ideas highly appreciated...

This is a certificate I think would be useful: https://www.ethicssolutions.net/training.html.
It is the idea of Richard J. Maybury and something we need to get back to teaching IMHO.

I think you can do what you’ve outlined. You seem like a focused and determined guy!
by PoppyA
Fri Jun 29, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best way to clean eyeglasses?
Replies: 59
Views: 4166

Re: Best way to clean eyeglasses?

Less expensive than Zeiss, I use alcohol pads. They can be found in the diabetic area of a pharmacy.

Nurses and dr,’s use them at the hospital.
by PoppyA
Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Install different carpet styles/colors in same floor bedrooms?
Replies: 19
Views: 1117

Re: Install different carpet styles/colors in same floor bedrooms?

A high end plush should last forever and have a timeless look.
by PoppyA
Sat Jun 09, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Foreign language immersion daycare
Replies: 50
Views: 2878

Re: Foreign language immersion daycare

Personally, I don’t feel it is in the best interest of the child to put a lot of high level challenges above the love and closeness of day to day family affairs.

Life should include fun and joy. The child is not even born and you appear to be working too hard.
by PoppyA
Sat Jun 09, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Title company asking for another warranty deed?
Replies: 12
Views: 1158

Re: Title company asking for another warranty deed?

I see no downside if you’ve already signed the original. It’s not like they can pull a fast one if it is an exact copy.
by PoppyA
Fri Jun 01, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Sherwin Williams paint
Replies: 52
Views: 3897

Re: Sherwin Williams paint

Hi!

You can start a color thread, but my SW has a color expert that I used. She came to the house, looked at my art and furniture, then made recommendations! She had a great eye for color. I think in the end it cost me $20. Well worth it.
by PoppyA
Wed May 30, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: My mind exploded
Replies: 79
Views: 5095

Re: My mind exploded

The Uncle gave her money. IMHO, you should not insert yourself between their relationship.
by PoppyA
Wed May 30, 2018 1:19 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: My mind exploded
Replies: 79
Views: 5095

Re: My mind exploded

IMHO she is entitled to a little splurge to celebrate. She doesn’t have to be like you in the shoe department, she can be different. It’s OK. The important thing is she knows the rules you’ve Laid down, and as long as you don’t change them, she willl learn to play within them. In today’s world $150 ...
by PoppyA
Tue May 22, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Florida Living
Replies: 49
Views: 6011

Re: Florida Living

Orlando, Tampa, Pinellas county, & ft. Lauderdale are traffic NIGHTMARES! On the gulf side Sarasota is a nice place. On the Atlantic, I agree with the space coast. It is fairly quiet, close to the brand spanking new “medical city” just out side of Orlando and has easy, quick asset to the Orlando Air...
by PoppyA
Tue May 22, 2018 9:24 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How have you upgraded your wardrobe?
Replies: 104
Views: 6648

Re: How have you upgraded your wardrobe?

Try on a Brooks Brother suite, then tell us if you’ve changed your mind.
by PoppyA
Mon May 14, 2018 12:03 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Seeing a rocket launch in FL
Replies: 15
Views: 1639

Re: Seeing a rocket launch in FL

+1 for a night launch! Amazing!
by PoppyA
Sun May 13, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Buying land in central FL
Replies: 55
Views: 5733

Re: Buying land in central FL

Central Florida real estate is red hot? News to me and I live there....
by PoppyA
Sun May 13, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Cancer - tips?
Replies: 37
Views: 7193

Re: Cancer - tips?

I know how scary this is for you and your wife. Hang in there sweet pea. Cancer is a scary thing. But keep in mind, unless your cancer is unusual in some way, most treatments are standard. Just like treatment for (example) a thyroid condition. Don’t beat yourself up for not going to md Anderson, may...
by PoppyA
Sat May 12, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: First time seller interviewing realtors--what to ask?
Replies: 19
Views: 1808

Re: First time seller interviewing realtors--what to ask?

My suggestion doesn’t have to do with what questions to ask. My suggestion is to only list it for 90 Days. That way if you feel they are not working hard enough you can find a new realtor.

You will of course, ask what their selling fee is!
by PoppyA
Sat May 12, 2018 12:35 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Mutual fund v. ETF
Replies: 7
Views: 846

Re: Mutual fund v. ETF

Thank you! Both comments are great!
by PoppyA
Sat May 12, 2018 12:19 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Lucrative careers?
Replies: 423
Views: 39902

Re: Lucrative careers?

Welder
by PoppyA
Fri May 11, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Mutual fund v. ETF
Replies: 7
Views: 846

Mutual fund v. ETF

I have read the wiki, but still feel confused on the difference between these two. Is it simply that the ETF can be bought and sold by any broker?

Thank you.
by PoppyA
Wed May 02, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Decedent’s loan and estate
Replies: 3
Views: 420

Decedent’s loan and estate

Hello friends,

Any idea how to handle this?

The decedent gave his grand daughter a loan that should be paid off in the next 2 years. If the estate settles before the loan is paid back, what happens to the loan?

I guess the loan could be settled or sold, but what else?

Thank you!
by PoppyA
Sat Apr 28, 2018 8:59 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Calculating net present value of a govt pension
Replies: 16
Views: 2506

Re: Calculating net present value of a govt pension

Interesting topic, but the conversations are (way) over my head.

Could someone put it in plain language, or a formula for me? As en example say the net monthly retirement payment is $500 a month.

Thank you!
by PoppyA
Thu Apr 26, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: How to be a good executor to family
Replies: 44
Views: 3860

Re: How to be a good executor to family

Yes, I have numbers on my MAC, a google account, etc. The issue is I don’t know how to make a spreadsheet, though I have tried to learn several times.

Any ideas?
by PoppyA
Wed Apr 25, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: How to be a good executor to family
Replies: 44
Views: 3860

Re: How to be a good executor to family

Oooops! A Mac!

No, I don’t want to do it on a phone! :D
by PoppyA
Wed Apr 25, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: How to be a good executor to family
Replies: 44
Views: 3860

Re: How to be a good executor to family

Thank you all for your responses!

One more question/issue....I am an iOS user in need of a good estate spreadsheet. Unfortunately, I don’t know how to creat one. Any idea where I could find one?
by PoppyA
Tue Apr 24, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: How to be a good executor to family
Replies: 44
Views: 3860

How to be a good executor to family

I am Looking for tips on how to be a good executor. I am not so much interested in the mechanics of the execution ie: probate rules, laws. I would like to know how to administer the will and keep family members informed/happy. I know many times the death of a family member splits families apart. I w...
by PoppyA
Fri Mar 23, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: "I won the Lottery" update -
Replies: 33
Views: 8686

Re: "I won the Lottery" update -

Ahhhh! Life is sweet isn’t it?

Great update. You did well.
by PoppyA
Fri Mar 23, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Tips for moving to NYC
Replies: 57
Views: 5419

Re: Tips for moving to NYC

One hidden cost I can think of is the additional cost moving companies charge if there is an elevator, more than “x” number of steps to the elevator/stairs, and number of flights that need to be climbed. Depending on the size of your building, you may have to get special permission for a “time” the ...
by PoppyA
Mon Mar 19, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Can't find original copy of Grant deed
Replies: 4
Views: 609

Re: Can't find original copy of Grant deed

A new deed will be filed when your home is sold. It will be provided by the title company, real estate agent, you, etc. it doesn’t matter who writes it as long as it is done correctly.
by PoppyA
Sun Mar 18, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Selling time share "points" for my stepfather
Replies: 12
Views: 1662

Re: Selling time share "points" for my stepfather

The “value” Depends on what the points represent. It might be highly desirable (a spot right outside of Disney) or Only enough “points” for a dump on the road to the dump. TUG is a users network and highly knowledgeable. Sometimes it is worth it to have a broker sell for you. They might have good co...
by PoppyA
Mon Mar 12, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: traveling to mexico, should I be concerned?
Replies: 107
Views: 9933

Re: traveling to mexico, should I be concerned?

Yes

Their idea of justice is different than ours.
by PoppyA
Wed Mar 07, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Colorado Summer Vacation - what to see and where to stay
Replies: 65
Views: 5337

Re: Colorado Summer Vacation - what to see and where to stay

Another vote for Mesa Verde. I’ve been to every state & Mesa Verde was my #1 favorite new adventure.