Search found 112 matches

by Daisy Dog
Mon Jan 01, 2018 11:06 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Request update on YouTube TV
Replies: 11
Views: 613

Re: Request update on YouTube TV

Ok. I'm still a little confused.I'm not trying to eliminate an internet connection. For example: I call Comcast and say I'm terminating all services except my internet connection. They would do that? Of course I imagine they will charge me however. And then I (my adult children really) will opt for ...
by Daisy Dog
Mon Jan 01, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Request update on YouTube TV
Replies: 11
Views: 613

Request update on YouTube TV

I found some posts re: YouTube TV but they were dated July (unless I just missed more recent ones.). But my children are thinking of cutting the cord and are researching YouTube TV. Anyone have any recent experience with that? And my question: if it's a streaming methodology, where does your interne...
by Daisy Dog
Wed Dec 20, 2017 1:53 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: NYC restaurant suggestion
Replies: 43
Views: 2496

Re: NYC restaurant suggestion

OP,

Well, I for one, am grateful for your post. Anyway, I will use it as a reference for my next trip to NYC. Now, maybe you'll post one asking for reasonable and clean(!) hotels? :_)

Thanks again.

Daisy Dog
by Daisy Dog
Sat Dec 16, 2017 4:27 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Iphone Maps with Voice and Bluetooth Hands Free
Replies: 11
Views: 713

Re: Iphone Maps with Voice and Bluetooth Hands Free

I have the same problem on my (relatively) new car - 2017 Subaru Outback. My SIL had a company issued Outback (2016) and did not have the same problem. His worked fine. He could be listening to the radio (for example) and Siri would still give him oral directions. The only way I can get Siri to give...
by Daisy Dog
Fri Dec 01, 2017 3:22 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Is Ali McGraw dead? Or do you even know who Ali McGraw is? Love Story? Goodbye Columbus?
Replies: 8
Views: 1132

Re: Is Ali McGraw dead? Or do you even know who Ali McGraw is? Love Story? Goodbye Columbus?

I actually saw Ms. McGraw a few years ago in person in Santa Fe. She was sitting on a bench outside a natural foods store. She still looked beautiful. I was too shy to go up to her. Also, this summer I sat 3 rows away from Ruth Bader Ginsberg at an opera in Santa Fe and I didn't introduce myself to ...
by Daisy Dog
Fri Dec 01, 2017 3:11 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Is Ali McGraw dead? Or do you even know who Ali McGraw is? Love Story? Goodbye Columbus?
Replies: 8
Views: 1132

Is Ali McGraw dead? Or do you even know who Ali McGraw is? Love Story? Goodbye Columbus?

When my grandson enrolled at Ohio State I asked him if he'd ever seen the movie "Goodbye Columbus." Answer was no - and so I searched but couldn't find a copy of the movie anywhere so I just let it drop. This year I was in Columbus for his graduation and the topic came up again and I asked his girlf...
by Daisy Dog
Wed Nov 29, 2017 8:40 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Scammed by Enterprise Car Rental
Replies: 35
Views: 4265

Re: Scammed by Enterprise Car Rental

Enterprise scammed me too. A couple of years ago I rented a car and later when I checked the receipt and I got looking at the details, I noticed they had changed the ending mileage - adding at least 100 more miles than I knew I had driven.! I can't remember now if I called them out on it, but I have...
by Daisy Dog
Tue Nov 21, 2017 9:51 pm
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: May You Always Do For Others And Let Others Do for You - Happy Thanksgiving dear Bogleheads
Replies: 15
Views: 1194

May You Always Do For Others And Let Others Do for You - Happy Thanksgiving dear Bogleheads

My dearest Bogleheads, Some of you may recognize the above as lyrics from Bob Dylan's "Forever Young". There are a couple of verses of his song I used to listen to when I was watching the TV series "Parenthood" and they have made an impact on my life. The particular version (heard on the intro to "P...
by Daisy Dog
Tue Nov 21, 2017 6:41 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Uber for someone who knows only taxis
Replies: 93
Views: 5998

Re: Uber for someone who knows only taxis

I used Uber for the first time this year in Santa Fe. Figured it was cheaper and more convenient to use Uber for a week than to rent a car. Went pretty well - found out that they email you right after the ride for a tip. I tipped every time except: ONE BAD EXPERIENCE: This was a ride from the Santa ...
by Daisy Dog
Mon Nov 20, 2017 4:16 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Taylor's New Book: The Bogleheads' Guide to The Three-Fund Portfolio
Replies: 91
Views: 13952

Re: Taylor's New Book: The Bogleheads' Guide to The Three-Fund Portfolio

Taylor's book is on my Christmas list. Receipt of that will guarantee a Happy Christmas - and the child or grandchild who has their name on it as the giver will definitely stay in the will..:-).

Daisy Dog
by Daisy Dog
Mon Nov 20, 2017 3:47 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Honeymoon Suggestions
Replies: 26
Views: 1898

Re: Honeymoon Suggestions

Best place hands down, is where your fiancee (soon wife!) wants to go... (smile, smile).

Daisy Dog
by Daisy Dog
Sun Nov 19, 2017 10:02 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Temperature setting for radiant floor heat
Replies: 13
Views: 1234

Re: Temperature setting for radiant floor heat

Dodgy55, I am currently in the process of buying a home with bamboo wood floors and the kind of radiant floor heating you have. The inspection isn't scheduled for a couple of weeks and I am totally unfamiliar with this heating system. Hopefully I'll learn what I need to know then! I would not be hap...
by Daisy Dog
Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:28 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: AT & T outage - [Nationwide outage]
Replies: 12
Views: 1285

Re: AT & T outage - [Nationwide outage]

Of course I tried rebooting my phone. That's the first thing I did. But it may have helped some people, but it is not a fix for everyone. I also tried many of the remedies suggested - like turning on Airplane mode, then waiting, then turning it off. Really odd. Nothing has worked for the people I've...
by Daisy Dog
Wed Nov 15, 2017 7:25 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: AT & T outage - [Nationwide outage]
Replies: 12
Views: 1285

Re: AT & T outage - hacked?

Well... funny. But it's pretty real..(or a WHOLE lot of fake news shakin' goin' on.)
by Daisy Dog
Wed Nov 15, 2017 7:04 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: AT & T outage - [Nationwide outage]
Replies: 12
Views: 1285

AT & T outage - [Nationwide outage]

I have AT & T and am unable to make outgoing calls. I "chatted" with an AT&T rep who said it was "unscheduled maintenance" and they hoped to get it resolved in 24 hours. My daughter said it's a huge outage. I'm in Denver and she said there were major outages in Texas and Florida. The first thing I t...
by Daisy Dog
Wed Nov 08, 2017 2:39 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What is the story with the Apple iWatch Series 3?
Replies: 26
Views: 2121

Re: What is the story with the Apple iWatch Series 3?

For each of the last two days I have cried "ARRGGGG" as I am punctual to a fault and both times I couldn't find my iPhone in the house just as I was ready to leave. Knew it was there...but under what? That just sold me. Also I got to thinking that if I had one of those "I've fallen and I can't get u...
by Daisy Dog
Tue Nov 07, 2017 1:55 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What is the story with the Apple iWatch Series 3?
Replies: 26
Views: 2121

Re: What is the story with the Apple iWatch Series 3?

Ok, ok. I watched the keynote on the new Apple 3 iWatch and am hooked. But not hooked enough to put out the $$$ - at least not yet. I like the health and fitness features, the fact I can use it to call my iPhone when I can't find it in my house (a HUGE plus to me!)and so much more. And I admit I'm a...
by Daisy Dog
Sun Oct 29, 2017 9:10 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Help with retiree's VG accounts
Replies: 5
Views: 603

Re: Help with retiree's VG accounts

Delamer, I sent you a PM but want to respond on the open forum as well, but in a more general sense. Based on what you've concluded (based on the information I provided, of course), I think I need to go to work and move cash into bonds. I will also check out the "lazy" wiki portfolio. As for working...
by Daisy Dog
Sat Oct 28, 2017 2:24 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Help with retiree's VG accounts
Replies: 5
Views: 603

Re: Help with retiree's VG accounts

Ok. I edited my original post and hope it is more informative. Mainly, I am kind of panicking - because now I realize the costs that might be ahead for long term care and it's concerning. That's one of the reasons I'm thinking of going back to work - at least part time so my basic expenses would be ...
by Daisy Dog
Sat Oct 28, 2017 12:50 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Help with retiree's VG accounts
Replies: 5
Views: 603

Re: Help with retiree's VG accounts

I will rewrite. I wasn't sure how much info I should provide. But briefly I have (very) low Flagship status and I would like help with my asset allocation.

But thanks for the heads up.

I'll redo this as soon as I can.

D.
by Daisy Dog
Sat Oct 28, 2017 12:34 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Help with retiree's VG accounts
Replies: 5
Views: 603

Help with retiree's VG accounts

For the last 4 - 5 years I have ignored my VG accounts, due to much going on in my life. Now that things are more settled (and I"m 5 years older!!) I need some help and want to start living again. A little about me first: I'm 74, not working (but am thinking of working part time) excellent health - ...
by Daisy Dog
Fri Oct 27, 2017 3:27 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: TV show recommendations?
Replies: 572
Views: 216078

Re: TV show recommendations?

The Wire Deadwood Sex and the City Better Call Saul Breaking Bad (started it but couldn't get DVD at library but "Saul" was available and LOVED it. I'll go back to "Bad.") Scandal - Shonda Rimes also creator of How to Get away with Murder (haven't seen that) THE GILMORE GIRLS (have seen it over and ...
by Daisy Dog
Sun Oct 15, 2017 5:35 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How many miles/years do you keep your car?
Replies: 108
Views: 8063

Re: How many miles/years do you keep your car?

New car - 5 - 8 years. Have had Hondas for years until I bought my first Subaru Outback. Love it, and will love it for another 5 - 8 years unless one of my grandsons gets it first. Then maybe I'll buy...drum roll...my LAST car? Does anyone think that way?
:-)

Daisy Dog
by Daisy Dog
Wed Sep 27, 2017 1:12 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: VG using outsourcing to call me & I'm not happy
Replies: 76
Views: 7814

Re: VG using outsourcing to call me & I'm not happy

As I thought upon this some more, I started to wonder how well the outsourcing company (ComputerShare?) vets their employees. The person calling me (from what sounded like a personal residence) had my name and telephone number and knew I had a VG account. It doesn't take much effort from there to ge...
by Daisy Dog
Wed Sep 27, 2017 9:30 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: VG using outsourcing to call me & I'm not happy
Replies: 76
Views: 7814

Re: VG using outsourcing to call me & I'm not happy

The accent comment was not meant to be insulting. It was just meant that she was hard to understand and also in spam email, the senders often don't use traditional English spelling...and my senses were alerted. The whole phone mail message seemed off.
by Daisy Dog
Wed Sep 27, 2017 8:21 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: VG using outsourcing to call me & I'm not happy
Replies: 76
Views: 7814

VG using outsourcing to call me & I'm not happy

Last night I got a call from Canton MA , didn't recognize the # so didn't answer it. Voice mail message started with background noise of screaming children and noises like things being thrown or broken. Then a heavily accented woman said (read) that I should call 781.575.2000 about the upcoming VG s...
by Daisy Dog
Fri Sep 08, 2017 4:07 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Equifax customer information leak
Replies: 711
Views: 54121

Re: Equifax customer information leak

Sunny,

Sorry I bothered you. My telephone call revealed I'm in the victim pool. (sad face.)

Daisy Dog
by Daisy Dog
Fri Sep 08, 2017 3:47 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Equifax customer information leak
Replies: 711
Views: 54121

Re: Equifax says info stolen. What's my best course of action?

Hi Sunny,

This is Daisy Dog. Sorry I'm writing about this security breach instead of writing about something fun! But I can't find where on the website to access the information on whether I was a victim. I'm trying to call them but have been on hold for over a half hour so far.

Thanks!

Daisy
by Daisy Dog
Tue Aug 01, 2017 7:53 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Bed headboard DIY
Replies: 7
Views: 719

Re: Bed headboard DIY

I'm sorry I don't know, but if you go to an Ace Hardware (sometimes they're REALLY helpful) or HD or Lowes someone might help you. Or a bedding store - sometimes nice people will help even if they know they aren't getting a sale.

Also, google it?

Good luck!

Daisy Dog
by Daisy Dog
Wed Jul 19, 2017 8:05 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Fun place to stop overnight en route from Florida Keys to Tampa ( not Disney)
Replies: 35
Views: 3420

Re: Fun place to stop overnight en route from Florida Keys to Tampa ( not Disney)

You must ABSOLUTELY read Dave Barry's book - "Best.State.Ever." It's about Florida attractions and all the sightseeing places and he describes them all - sometimes very tongue in cheek. First of all, the book is hilarious, but he mentions a place where there used to be sycronized (sp) swimmers and m...
by Daisy Dog
Mon Jul 10, 2017 9:21 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: anyone retire and move to a planned community in FL?
Replies: 48
Views: 7162

Re: anyone retire and move to a planned community in FL?

Villages: Have heard some people love it - golf carts are a viable method of transportation and for a friend of mine who lost her driver's license due to eyesight problems, it still gave her mobility. I've heard others HATE it - call it a cult and they don't want to drink the Kool-Aid. It's a huge d...
by Daisy Dog
Sun Jul 09, 2017 9:14 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Luggage recommendation
Replies: 37
Views: 3536

Re: Luggage recommendation

Travel Pro. I have bought many many suitcases over the past few years - largely because family members and college traveling grandchildren "borrow" them and they somehow don't get returned. I buy my Travel Pros at T.J. Max, or Marshalls - stores like that. Under $100. And 30" is huge. The most versa...
by Daisy Dog
Wed Jun 21, 2017 9:12 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: What Car Should I Buy My Daughter as a Graduation Present
Replies: 150
Views: 11483

Re: Any BHs Had Experience With the Honda Fit?

Bought a 2015 Fit in July of 2015. Has all the bells and whistles available for that model AT THAT TIME. In Oct or so they added the navigation feature. I really really like my Fit - wonderful run around car and has very good storage area. Has 21K miles on it and no problems at all mechanically. I r...
by Daisy Dog
Fri Mar 17, 2017 2:04 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Oh Baby, Baby - End of new car purchase story
Replies: 7
Views: 2289

Oh Baby, Baby - End of new car purchase story

Thanks to all who helped when I asked for tips on how to buy a new car. Here’s what happened: I read every post and decided to go the total Internet way. I emailed five dealerships in Colorado and requested their best Out The Door (OTD) price (excluding sales tax and license) for a 2.5i Premium Suba...
by Daisy Dog
Tue Feb 21, 2017 1:13 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Help on I-10 west from FL to NM
Replies: 13
Views: 1182

Re: Help on I-10 west from FL to NM

Ok Ok. I don't know what I looked at the other day, but I thought I-10 was the primary route. Now, it appears there are thousands of highways (or at least it seemed to me when I pulled up Mapquest. So! How about this: has anyone driven from Florida to Dallas (or my ultimate destination - NM) and if ...
by Daisy Dog
Tue Feb 21, 2017 1:02 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Help on I-10 west from FL to NM
Replies: 13
Views: 1182

Help on I-10 west from FL to NM

Anyone familiar with driving west on I-10 from west Florida? I'm going to Santa Fe, NM and pulled up the route and it is mostly I-10. I'm mostly concerned about getting around Dallas and would try to avoid during rush hour, of course, but any other tips would be appreciated. Oh, the other area/state...
by Daisy Dog
Tue Feb 14, 2017 8:29 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Cannot reply to PMs
Replies: 5
Views: 621

Re: Cannot reply to PMs

Ohhh.

Thanks! I'm sure it's explained somewhere in some efficient tutorial that Alex and Lady Geek put together. I just couldn't find it - my eyes must have skimmed right over.

Daisy
by Daisy Dog
Tue Feb 14, 2017 7:47 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Cannot reply to PMs
Replies: 5
Views: 621

Cannot reply to PMs

I read the FAQs and read that I need to contact an administrator because there is a problem. My replies to PMs just sit in the outbox. Maybe I need to send as CV or something like that. I've spent about an hour working on this. Mel, Taylor, and Gloomydog, I am trying to contact you. Mel, you may hav...
by Daisy Dog
Tue Feb 14, 2017 7:38 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: New car purchase
Replies: 12
Views: 1855

Re: New car purchase

A dealer I recently contacted told me $3K.

Hope you can find a dealer that will give you more.

DAisy Dog
by Daisy Dog
Fri Feb 10, 2017 4:19 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Terrible negotiator - need help with words to use [Buying a car]
Replies: 103
Views: 9453

Re: Terrible negotiator - need help with words to use [Buying a car]

Gloomy dog.

I would love to take you up on your generous offer of the coupon. I tried to PM you, but couldn't get your address to be listed as recipient.

#dumbasapost

Hope you can help me - or just PM me! I know how to pick those up.

Daisy Dog
by Daisy Dog
Fri Feb 10, 2017 4:14 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Terrible negotiator - need help with words to use [Buying a car]
Replies: 103
Views: 9453

Re: Terrible negotiator - need help with words to use [Buying a car]

Wow! Thank you all - everyone has helped me TREMENDOUSLY (I just realized I am trending POTUS's hyperbole...ha ha - no offense meant.) The dealer I have been working with is Heuberger in Colorado Springs and I've heard they're a good Subaru dealer because of their volume. I like the idea of emailing...
by Daisy Dog
Fri Feb 10, 2017 11:05 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Terrible negotiator - need help with words to use [Buying a car]
Replies: 103
Views: 9453

Terrible negotiator - need help with words to use [Buying a car]

I am a TERRIBLE negotiator. My stomach is in a knot, my voice quivers, I can't make eye contact, and generally I"m a mess when it comes to responding to an offer I've received. Naturally, salespeople love me. So help! What words should I use to get this price down - a car quote. (and BTW, it is...
by Daisy Dog
Sun Jan 29, 2017 4:44 pm
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: HAPPY 93RD BIRTHDAY, TAYLOR!
Replies: 199
Views: 11517

Re: HAPPY 93RD BIRTHDAY, TAYLOR!

Happy Happy Birthday, dear Taylor.

Many more.

Love, Daisy Dog (Sherrie)
by Daisy Dog
Thu Dec 15, 2016 11:22 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Subaru Outbacks - any owners here?
Replies: 36
Views: 4318

Re: Subaru Outbacks - any owners here?

I would like to piggyback on to your post, as I just received two quotes on a couple of Subaru Outbacks. Why a Subaru? My son in law has a Subaru company car and he says it's the best car (in a relatively affordable price range) he's ever had. He says all of his co-workers in the pharmaceutical firm...
by Daisy Dog
Thu Dec 15, 2016 11:06 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Gift bag recommendation $5 to $15
Replies: 18
Views: 1744

Re: Gift bag recommendation $5 to $15

My daughter is a teacher and she loves Starbucks gift cards - and as others have recommended - no candy, homemade cookies, trinkets, etc. What I"ve given to a few people this year are gift cards from Dollar Tree! They are enormously fun as who can't find something they "need" at a dol...
by Daisy Dog
Thu Apr 28, 2016 12:11 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Tampa Airport Long Term parking ?
Replies: 3
Views: 319

Re: Tampa Airport Long Term parking ?

Gill and GtBuzz,

Thanks SO much for your advice and it's even sweeter since you both seem to be in agreement about the best way to go.

And so I will - go that is!

So it's off to Tampa I go.

Daisy Dog
by Daisy Dog
Thu Apr 28, 2016 11:42 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Tampa Airport Long Term parking ?
Replies: 3
Views: 319

Tampa Airport Long Term parking ?

I live in Fort Myers but after "season" some airlines drop Fort Myers altogether or offer limited service. I still go to Denver regularly and am thinking of flying out of Tampa and leaving my car there if my trip to Denver is a week or less. The difference in airfares is almost half so tha...
by Daisy Dog
Tue Mar 01, 2016 4:03 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Anyone sell a timeshare?
Replies: 22
Views: 3432

Re: Anyone sell a timeshare?

I thought I had replied to those of you have tried to help. Evidently, I didn't hit the submit button! Anyway, the timeshares were inherited. My fees are around $2000 per year (total for all three). I love the resort and wouldn't sell if I didn't have some very expensive (and uninsured!) dental work...
by Daisy Dog
Tue Mar 01, 2016 1:51 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Anyone sell a timeshare?
Replies: 22
Views: 3432

Anyone sell a timeshare?

I have 3 weeks at a Vail resort. The unit is the best in the complex and rarely does one go up for sale. The weeks are fixed week, fixed unit so you know what you're getting. My weeks are in June, July and December. It's listed as a one bedroom but has two full baths (pull out murphy bed in LR) and ...
by Daisy Dog
Sat Dec 20, 2014 12:10 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Mortgage or Equity Line of Credit?
Replies: 2
Views: 704

Mortgage or Equity Line of Credit?

We have two homes in FL (one is currently on the market.) Both are fully paid for. We wish to buy a townhouse in Colorado to be near family and medical professionals we consistently use there. The one we like has a tenant through September (ok with us for now) and that should help with a mortgage pa...