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by TnGuy
Wed Oct 10, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Car Gurus ... Air Filter Recommendations
Replies: 22
Views: 1521

Re: Car Gurus ... Air Filter Recommendations

+1 WIX. They are very good quality and I have used them for years.


David
by TnGuy
Sun Sep 30, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: WSJ print edition renwal time - any discounts?
Replies: 68
Views: 4538

Re: WSJ print edition renwal time - any discounts?

Update: My new subscription arrived in just a matter of a few days. And, even though I signed up at gaschoolstore using the "RENEWAL" button I still had to call up the WSJ to cancel my existing account (btw - they don't let you cancel online; it must be done over the phone). So, overall, I've had a ...
by TnGuy
Tue Sep 25, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Oil change interval for low-mileage vehicles
Replies: 89
Views: 5942

Re: Oil change interval for low-mileage vehicles

I change the oil in my Ford F-150 and my wife's Ford Edge every 7,500 miles w/ Pennzoil Platinum synthetic oil. I use a WIX oil filter (same as NAPA) in each, as well. I also take the opportunity to rotate the tires at this time.


David
by TnGuy
Sat Sep 22, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: WSJ print edition renwal time - any discounts?
Replies: 68
Views: 4538

Re: WSJ print edition renwal time - any discounts?

David, I also bought WSJ from this seller for my dad for Father's Day but didn't bother to add a rating. I only tend to give ratings when something went terribly wrong or expectionally well. I also tend to rate the product as I get annoyed when I am researching a product before I buy and see commen...
by TnGuy
Sat Sep 22, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: WSJ print edition renwal time - any discounts?
Replies: 68
Views: 4538

Re: WSJ print edition renwal time - any discounts?

dowse wrote:
Sat Sep 22, 2018 10:18 am
TnGuy wrote:
Wed Sep 19, 2018 1:31 pm
I went ahead and did the gaschoolstore @ $198/year. We'll see what happens.

Thank you all for replying. And, thanks to "123" for posting the gaschoolstore info in the thread.


David
Did you select New or Renewal?
I chose "Renewal".


David
by TnGuy
Thu Sep 20, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: WSJ print edition renwal time - any discounts?
Replies: 68
Views: 4538

Re: WSJ print edition renwal time - any discounts?

Thanks, AnnieK. It's good to learn that you have had positive experiences with them.


David
by TnGuy
Wed Sep 19, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: WSJ print edition renwal time - any discounts?
Replies: 68
Views: 4538

Re: WSJ print edition renwal time - any discounts?

I went ahead and did the gaschoolstore @ $198/year. We'll see what happens.

Thank you all for replying. And, thanks to "123" for posting the gaschoolstore info in the thread.


David
by TnGuy
Mon Sep 17, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: WSJ print edition renwal time - any discounts?
Replies: 68
Views: 4538

Re: WSJ print edition renwal time - any discounts?

Why would you go with that option? Further down the thread smectym suggested the following: I’d go with this (Amazon) deal, I think this is about what we pay. $119 for 1 year (print + digital) https://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B07D95MG15/ref=dp_olp_new_mbc?ie=UTF8&condition=new The 94% rating...
by TnGuy
Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: WSJ print edition renwal time - any discounts?
Replies: 68
Views: 4538

Re: WSJ print edition renwal time - any discounts?

You can support a local school, or one you may have attended years ago, by subscribing to the WSJ (print & digital) for $198 (305 issues) at https://gaschoolstore.com/ You can usually find a participating school group by putting in the name of a city in the school name and city fields and then addi...
by TnGuy
Sat Sep 15, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: WSJ print edition renwal time - any discounts?
Replies: 68
Views: 4538

Re: WSJ print edition renwal time - any discounts?

veggivet wrote:
Sat Sep 15, 2018 7:37 am
I also prefer the print edition, and I was able to renew last October at around $140 for the year. We'll see how much they try to increase that next month when my renewal comes due.
How were you able to swing the $140 renewal rate???


David
by TnGuy
Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Going to the Everglade. A few questions please.
Replies: 21
Views: 1220

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

I'm certain that someone will chime in with the answers you are looking for. But, I will offer a couple of quick suggestions on places in the area to see while you are there: - Big Cypress National Preserve - Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park - Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve - ...
by TnGuy
Thu Sep 13, 2018 8:42 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: WSJ print edition renwal time - any discounts?
Replies: 68
Views: 4538

WSJ print edition renwal time - any discounts?

I enjoy sitting down and reading the Wall Street Journal print edition. I signed up for a subscription almost one year ago and now it's coming time for the 'automatic renewal' - which, from what I understand, will be somewhere in the ~ $400- 500/year range. Couple of questions: - has anyone negotiat...
by TnGuy
Thu Jun 21, 2018 7:35 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best time to travel to Iceland?
Replies: 22
Views: 2995

Re: Best time to travel to Iceland?

My wife and I went at the very beginning of October in 2016 - and did the Ring Road over the course of 11 days. The costs and crowds were way down (from what we were told) compared to peak season. Our weather was very good for that time of year (even a couple days in the low 80's!). But, as you migh...
by TnGuy
Thu May 17, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Maple syrup
Replies: 59
Views: 5646

Re: Maple syrup

America's Test Kitchen recommends the following maple syrups for serving: - Maple Grove Farms 100% Pure Maple Syrup - Camp Grade A Dark Amber Maple Syrup and, for baking - Highland Sugarworks 100% Grade B Maple Syrup Consumer Reports recommends the following maple syrups as "excellent" for serving: ...
by TnGuy
Tue Jan 09, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Fertilize dormant plants in winter?
Replies: 13
Views: 1167

Re: Fertilize dormant plants in winter?

Fertilizer encourages growth - be it nitrogen for rapid foliage growth; phosphorus, which encourages blooming and root growth; and potassium, for root growth and metabolic regulation. Are any of your plants 'growing' during your winter season? If not, then there is no reason to put fertilizer on unt...
by TnGuy
Thu Dec 14, 2017 9:05 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Best HSA for buy-&-hold?
Replies: 19
Views: 2952

Re: Best HSA for buy-&-hold?

Thank you all for your replies and help. It looks like Lively will be the best option for my situation.


David
by TnGuy
Wed Dec 13, 2017 5:46 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Best HSA for buy-&-hold?
Replies: 19
Views: 2952

Re: Best HSA for buy-&-hold?

Thanks for your response. No, this is one that is not employer-sponsored - we will be choosing our own custodian, funding it ourselves and dealing with the tax aspects on the 1040 thereafter.


David
by TnGuy
Wed Dec 13, 2017 3:02 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Best HSA for buy-&-hold?
Replies: 19
Views: 2952

Best HSA for buy-&-hold?

Hello: Starting January 1st, my wife and I will be eligible (for the first time) to invest in a HSA. My plan is fully-fund it right away, treat it as a long-term investment and not touch the funds (barring emergency) until post-retirement. With that in mind, I am hoping to find a company that has lo...
by TnGuy
Wed Dec 06, 2017 11:56 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: ROTH 401K funds into plan with only 401K option
Replies: 5
Views: 411

Re: ROTH 401K funds into plan with only 401K option

My question is about what becomes of the after-tax ROTH 401K funds when they move over into the new plan that has a pre-tax 401K option? How are those funds now handled in a plan that has no ROTH 401K option for them to transfer directly into?


David
by TnGuy
Wed Dec 06, 2017 10:14 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: ROTH 401K funds into plan with only 401K option
Replies: 5
Views: 411

ROTH 401K funds into plan with only 401K option

Hello: My wife's company has been taken over by another one. Her current company offers both 401K and ROTH 401K options and we have invested in both over time. The new company (sadly) only offers a 401K option - no ROTH. The funds from her existing retirement plan will be transferred beginning Janua...
by TnGuy
Thu Oct 05, 2017 1:22 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Waxing my car!
Replies: 48
Views: 5306

Re: Waxing my car!

criticalmass wrote:
Thu Oct 05, 2017 12:51 pm
I have some scratches....
How to Remove Scratches from Car PERMANENTLY (EASY)


David
by TnGuy
Wed Oct 04, 2017 3:22 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Fender bender -- other driver at fault -- what to do?
Replies: 28
Views: 2381

Re: Fender bender -- other driver at fault -- what to do?

Just occurred to me: Another thing for you to check is whether your state allows you to file a claim for the diminished value of your car.... You definitely want to file a diminished value claim, as Rupert has stated. Whenever you go to sell/trade-in this car it is going to show on all records as h...
by TnGuy
Sun Aug 27, 2017 4:55 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Bosch dishwasher?
Replies: 92
Views: 9477

Re: Bosch dishwasher?

Mike83 wrote:
Sat Aug 26, 2017 10:09 pm
My new Kitchenaid ....

If you don't mind, could you tell which model you ended up purchasing? Thank you.


David
by TnGuy
Fri Aug 18, 2017 8:36 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: ABS light, and OBD II scanners.....UPDATE
Replies: 34
Views: 5863

Re: ABS light, and OBD II scanners.....

My understanding is you have access to the actual definitions of the various codes, as well, with this device. :?: You are correct. The software gives the user a fairly good amount of information to go on. As an example, I had an issue with my truck last year, pulled the code, printed out the perti...
by TnGuy
Thu Aug 17, 2017 9:45 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: ABS light, and OBD II scanners.....UPDATE
Replies: 34
Views: 5863

Re: ABS light, and OBD II scanners.....

I've been using the BlueDriver OBDII Scan Tool for about 1 1/2 years now and am very satisfied with its capabilities, over all value - and in the software updates. I've used it on my truck, my wife's car - and on other vehicles that I have worked on. And, it does read Enhanced Codes (e.g. ABS, Airba...
by TnGuy
Tue Jul 25, 2017 8:45 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Would you chase down this possible hit and run lead?
Replies: 31
Views: 3707

Re: Would you chase down this possible hit and run lead?

I value my time @ $250/hour.... That works out to ~ 7 cents/second. So, for example, if it would take a grand total of 4 seconds to see a quarter on the ground, stop your forward progress, take a quick look around, pick it up, then put it in your pocket and resume motion - that means you would be '...
by TnGuy
Fri Jul 21, 2017 8:26 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Hotel Credit Card
Replies: 19
Views: 1946

Re: Hotel Credit Card

My wife and I like staying at Hilton properties. As a result, we have one of the Hilton Honors American Express Cards . We chose to get the "Surpass Card" (w/ the $75.00 annual fee) since we often have 30+ distinct stays/year, thereby giving us 'Diamond' status. With the limited number of stays that...
by TnGuy
Thu Jul 13, 2017 12:38 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Hotel tipping: how much to leave?
Replies: 72
Views: 5480

Re: Hotel tipping: how much to leave?

We typically leave $3.00/night.


David
by TnGuy
Wed Jul 05, 2017 4:19 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Learning Violin as an adult...1.5 years later
Replies: 199
Views: 29265

Re: Learning an instrument as an adult? Six Months Progress

Congratulations on your progress. In case you aren't familiar, here is a link to lesson books by the wonderful violinist Mark O'Connor . Though not a violinist myself (I play guitar), I have heard nothing but good things about the "O'Connor Method" of teaching/learning violin. Here's a short video o...
by TnGuy
Mon Jun 26, 2017 11:08 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Things to do in Iowa/Nebraska
Replies: 73
Views: 5786

Re: Things to do in Iowa/Nebraska

In north-east Iowa is the Laura Ingalls Wilder Park and Museum.


David
by TnGuy
Sat Jun 24, 2017 3:11 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: emerald ash borer disaster
Replies: 35
Views: 2960

Re: emerald ash borer disaster

Besides all of the other negatives mentioned above about Bradford Pears, another reason to never plant them is that they are invasive.

Perhaps a good replacement choice for your HOA might be to plant some Princeton Elms.


David
by TnGuy
Thu Jun 15, 2017 6:10 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Turbochargers
Replies: 60
Views: 6451

Re: Turbochargers

My wife has a 2013 Ford Edge w/ a 2.0 EcoBoost turbo engine. We have owned it since new and I have consistently and regularly changed the oil (using synthetic). It is currently in the shop having its turbo replaced after the wastegate valve (integral on this unit) went after only 96,000 miles. I've ...
by TnGuy
Tue Jun 13, 2017 10:19 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Dehumidifier woes
Replies: 66
Views: 8066

Re: Dehumidifier woes

I set ours on 45% humidity.


David
by TnGuy
Tue Jun 13, 2017 8:49 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Dehumidifier woes
Replies: 66
Views: 8066

Re: Dehumidifier woes

Both I and my neighbor have each been using this model by Friedrich for three years now - and they are still going strong. Where we live we run them continuously from the beginning of May until the end of October.


David
by TnGuy
Fri Jun 09, 2017 8:50 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Dave Ramsey Financial Peace University ??? worth it?
Replies: 120
Views: 14740

Re: Dave Ramsey Financial Peace University ??? worth it?

The recommendation I would make to your friend is Clark Howard. He is very respectful to everyone, does not fly off the handle and doesn't talk down to anyone. He is a lot closer to the boglehead philosophy when comparing talk radio hosts. He has several books but those books don't involve getting ...
by TnGuy
Sat Jun 03, 2017 2:08 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: September vaca in Granby then Breckenridge Col.?
Replies: 6
Views: 1045

Re: September vaca in Granby then Breckenridge Col.?

For a museum, you could try The National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum in Leadville, CO. Also, there is the Betty Ford Alpine Gardens in Vail, CO. And, there is The Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum in Golden, CO. I can personally recommend all of the above having visited each just a few week...
by TnGuy
Mon Mar 13, 2017 4:01 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: What to do w/ some short-term monies?
Replies: 8
Views: 959

Re: What to do w/ some short-term monies?

Thanks everyone for your help and input. I'll be going the money market route - just to keep ease of access.


David
by TnGuy
Sun Mar 12, 2017 5:50 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: What to do w/ some short-term monies?
Replies: 8
Views: 959

What to do w/ some short-term monies?

Hello: I recently came into some money (~ $125K) that I plan on putting towards the purchase of some land and then the building of a custom home. I am expecting a 1.5-2 year timeframe until land purchase, home design and build are complete. In the meantime, I am looking for a good place to park this...
by TnGuy
Thu Jan 12, 2017 8:48 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Miami -Florida Keys visit - Late January- Suggestions
Replies: 29
Views: 2663

Re: Miami -Florida Keys visit - Late January- Suggestions

Places of interest in the Keys to visit: Crocodile Lake National Wildlife Refuge Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center Dolphin Research Center Pigeon Key National Key Deer Refuge National Wildlife Refuge Great White Heron National Wildlife Refuge Key West Butterfly and Nature Conservatory David
by TnGuy
Sat Jan 07, 2017 5:03 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Kansas City trip advice
Replies: 23
Views: 2297

Re: Kansas City trip advice

Also, Kansas City is home to one of Lidia Bastianich's restaurants: Lidia's Kansas City.


David
by TnGuy
Thu Jan 05, 2017 6:00 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Kansas City trip advice
Replies: 23
Views: 2297

Re: Kansas City trip advice

If you want terrific BBQ in a 'dive-type' setting, then go to LC's Bar-B-Q.


David