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by Yiewsley
Wed Aug 21, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best Way To Ship Bulk Items
Replies: 5
Views: 426

Re: Best Way To Ship Bulk Items

My daughter is moving and sent several boxes via Greyhound freight. She said it was reasonable.
by Yiewsley
Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Retire or relocate to Portland, Maine
Replies: 28
Views: 4953

Re: Retire or relocate to Portland, Maine

I lived in Yarmouth (north of Portland) for 17 years - that's where my husband is from. We moved to Colorado 4 years ago. The winters didn't bother me initially, but as we got older (I'm 59 now), it started to get tiresome. It's not just the snow and snowbanks and cold - the days are very short. I d...
by Yiewsley
Thu May 16, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Chrome or Brushed Nickel [Bathroom fixtures]
Replies: 29
Views: 5308

Re: Chrome or Brushed Nickel

If you watch HGTV, brushed brass in now the trend. I am sticking with the brushed nickel though. :D
by Yiewsley
Thu Apr 11, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Contact lens solution
Replies: 20
Views: 1381

Re: Contact lens solution

I use Clear Care as well. Recommended by my doctor years ago when it was Aosept.

My current doctor told me that taking out lenses as soon as possible at the end of the day is recommended.
by Yiewsley
Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Things to do in Maine
Replies: 72
Views: 7265

Re: Things to do in Maine

It's 8 hours driving time from Portland to PEI. It takes at least 3 hours to get to Bar Harbor from Portland. Also, since all road construction takes place in a narrow window of time, that can affect traffic. Casco Bay ferry rides from Portland harbor. You can do the mail boat run and go to all of t...
by Yiewsley
Tue Jan 22, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Son moving to Denver from California
Replies: 47
Views: 3709

Re: Son moving to Denver from California

All season tires are fine here.
by Yiewsley
Thu Jan 17, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Audio book options
Replies: 28
Views: 1365

Re: Audio book options

Your library probably has one or more of the following: Overdrive, Hoopla, Cloud Library, and RBdigital. Look on the library website for downloads or eLibrary. They all have apps you can use on your phone and they all work a little differently - for example, you might have to put a popular book on h...
by Yiewsley
Mon Jan 14, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Nicer Denver Areas
Replies: 19
Views: 2470

Re: Nicer Denver Areas

There is a newly opened resort hotel near DIA. Gaylord Rockies. I haven't been to check it out yet but if you wanted to stay a night on the way in/out, it's easy to get to from the airport and easy to get on I-70 to go to the mountains. They are supposed to have a lot of things for families, like a...
by Yiewsley
Sat Jan 12, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Disciplined with finances, but not so with diet
Replies: 242
Views: 14830

Re: Disciplined with finances, but not so with diet

I use the Lose It app to track what I eat. It gives you calorie guidelines based on what you weigh now and what you want to weigh. You can also track fat, carbs, sodium, etc. It also tracks exercise and connects to several fitness trackers. Between keeping track of what I eat (no special diet but de...
by Yiewsley
Tue Jan 08, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Buying Fabric for Drapes: How to Order Cuts Online
Replies: 4
Views: 216

Re: Buying Fabric for Drapes: How to Order Cuts Online

If you are anywhere near a Joanne store I would just go in. If they don't have what you want in stock, they can order it for you. They'll be able to help you figure it out.
by Yiewsley
Fri Jan 04, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Nicer Denver Areas
Replies: 19
Views: 2470

Re: Nicer Denver Areas

There is a newly opened resort hotel near DIA. Gaylord Rockies. I haven't been to check it out yet but if you wanted to stay a night on the way in/out, it's easy to get to from the airport and easy to get on I-70 to go to the mountains. They are supposed to have a lot of things for families, like a ...
by Yiewsley
Mon Oct 01, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: where to learn to sew?
Replies: 33
Views: 2404

Re: where to learn to sew?

I just googled "sewing classes Atlanta" and got a list of places.
by Yiewsley
Thu Aug 30, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: YNAB and Government Pensions
Replies: 4
Views: 761

Re: YNAB and Government Pensions

I'm not sure what you mean by import your pension income. Your pension is deposited into a bank account, correct? You can link back accounts and other types of financial accounts (investment, mortgage, etc).

I use YNAB, and as far as I know, there is a still a free trial.
by Yiewsley
Wed Jul 25, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Where can I rent a Volvo?
Replies: 21
Views: 1950

Re: Where can I rent a Volvo?

We were in Phoenix last year and we got a Volvo through Enterprise - I think it was the XC90.
by Yiewsley
Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: gray hair
Replies: 130
Views: 10509

Re: gray hair

If you were stranded alone on a desert island with a mirror and a case of Just for Men, would you dye your hair?

I'm a woman in my late 50s and I haven't dyed my hair for years. I'm pretty much the only one of my friends who doesn't. Not one thing in my life changed after I stopped coloring my hair.
by Yiewsley
Sun Jun 17, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Lost job. Take early SS or draw from accounts?
Replies: 54
Views: 6564

Re: Lost job. Take early SS or draw from accounts?

Virtual admin assistants work from home. Have her check out Flexjobs https://www.flexjobs.com/Members/Flexers/Register.aspx

It's not free but it's reasonable - $14.95 a month or $49.95 a year.
by Yiewsley
Thu May 31, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Advice on neighbor not keeping up his property...
Replies: 103
Views: 8646

Re: Advice on neighbor not keeping up his property...

I feel your pain. We live in a nice neighborhood and we have a grow house next door. The renters who were the "farmers" just moved out, and I am assuming the next renters will also be growers since they can hardly rent it out as is. The management company and the landlord are obviously well aware, ...
by Yiewsley
Thu May 31, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Pueblo, CO area places to live
Replies: 12
Views: 1704

Re: Pueblo, CO area places to live

Pueblo West will reduce your commute. It's a good hour to the Springs and there is pretty much just one way (I-25) unless you go way out. If there is an accident it can really snare things up. Also, the highway can be closed if there is blowing snow.
by Yiewsley
Tue May 29, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Advice on neighbor not keeping up his property...
Replies: 103
Views: 8646

Re: Advice on neighbor not keeping up his property...

I feel your pain. We live in a nice neighborhood and we have a grow house next door. The renters who were the "farmers" just moved out, and I am assuming the next renters will also be growers since they can hardly rent it out as is. The management company and the landlord are obviously well aware, s...
by Yiewsley
Tue May 29, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: 3 days in Boston with an 8 year old
Replies: 32
Views: 3011

Re: 3 days in Boston with an 8 year old

There's a Legoland Discovery Center in Somerville.

https://boston.legolanddiscoverycenter.com/
by Yiewsley
Sat May 26, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Rental car in Denver, CO
Replies: 22
Views: 2262

Re: Rental car in Denver, CO

I live near DIA and we recommend guests rent a car at the Enterprise on 6th Ave in Aurora. We have rented a car there when we needed a bigger one to drive to ABQ with my folks. We got ours through Costco. It was not cheap by any means, but it will probably save you a bit. I don't recommend flying to...
by Yiewsley
Mon May 07, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Want an HSA but have Tricare Prime
Replies: 8
Views: 3084

Re: Want an HSA but have Tricare Prime

Another thing to think about. If your husband dies before you do, then under Tricare, you are covered for life. Would his work insurance offer that benefit? Or would you be able to reenroll if you had disenrolled?
by Yiewsley
Thu May 03, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Receiving house after parents pass away - legal issues with siblings?
Replies: 35
Views: 4421

Re: Receiving house after parents pass away - legal issues with siblings?

Can’t the estate pay you back the down payment and then split what’s left equally with the siblings?
by Yiewsley
Mon Apr 30, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: foundation for foam mattress
Replies: 9
Views: 1092

Re: foundation for foam mattress

Do you need the legs or does your bed have support? We got this one for a hybrid mattress and it works well. It comes in 2 pieces for a king (ours is a CA king). The box it comes in is heavy but each piece is fairly light, and they fold in half. Very easy to put into a room. https://www.amazon.com/g...
by Yiewsley
Sat Apr 28, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Staged Retirement
Replies: 12
Views: 2490

Re: Staged Retirement

Bah. I wrote a longish reply and it didn't post (my fault I'm sure). Things to think about: --Moving is a pain and it doesn't get any easier as you get older. We did it 3 years ago in our mid/late 50s and it was tough (from small town in Maine back to Denver). My parents did it in their mid 70s and ...
by Yiewsley
Sat Apr 28, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: WALK ME Appearing on URL Bar [during Fidelity login]
Replies: 26
Views: 5151

Re: WALKME Appearing on URL Bar

That rings a bell. WalkMe was trying to get us to add on a feature that would track user actions (no user data would be captured - just the interactions). I told my boss they should run it by legal due to the company's privacy policy. But I retired 3 weeks ago so not sure what the outcome was.
by Yiewsley
Mon Apr 23, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Shrub removal - Village/HOA permits needed?
Replies: 11
Views: 1684

Re: Shrub removal - Village/HOA permits needed?

In my HOA, the rules state the number of trees and shrubs you are required to have. We replaced a couple of shrubs and added some others and we didn't ask. As long as you have the correct number they shouldn't care, but I would definitely look at the rules.
by Yiewsley
Mon Apr 23, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Building a New Home (Talk me out of it!)
Replies: 61
Views: 6629

Re: Building a New Home (Talk me out of it!)

Does your town have a community garden where your wife could try it out? Or there are lots of ways to garden in small spaces. I know - just reading your response shines light on how silly the rationalization is. She wants "more space" but what I have often argued with her is whether there can reall...
by Yiewsley
Mon Apr 23, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Building a New Home (Talk me out of it!)
Replies: 61
Views: 6629

Re: Building a New Home (Talk me out of it!)

Does your town have a community garden where your wife could try it out? Or there are lots of ways to garden in small spaces.
by Yiewsley
Sun Apr 22, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: WALK ME Appearing on URL Bar [during Fidelity login]
Replies: 26
Views: 5151

Re: WALKME Appearing on URL Bar

I used WalkMe to write online help in my last job. It shouldn’t appear in the URL. WalkMe has no access to the sites it’s used on. It works by placing some WalkMe code in the page headers for the website.
It is also used as an add-on to Salesforce.
by Yiewsley
Mon Apr 09, 2018 7:57 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: USAA Check Clearing Time
Replies: 7
Views: 5596

Re: USAA Check Clearing Time

I do mobile deposit with them and my funds are always immediately available. Direct deposit shows up the evening before "payday" as pending.
by Yiewsley
Wed Mar 21, 2018 10:39 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Terminal illness with small kids
Replies: 64
Views: 12969

Re: Terminal illness with small kids

I would be surprised if she didn't have life insurance through her job.
by Yiewsley
Thu Mar 01, 2018 9:48 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: House vs Condo vs Townhouse
Replies: 36
Views: 3895

Re: HOUSE vs CONDO vs TOWNHOUSE

If (probably when) I buy a condo or townhouse vs a house: As few shared walls with other units as possible. Assigned parking next to the unit or a garage that is attached. Reasonable amount of visitor parking. If there is no cross flow of air, that it's facing a good direction depending on the clima...
by Yiewsley
Mon Feb 26, 2018 11:07 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: [What TV Show Have You Recently Watched?]
Replies: 1735
Views: 193802

Re: Netflix, Your Current Favorite Show

On Acorn TV (via Amazon Prime but you can get it standalone: The Detectorists
by Yiewsley
Sun Feb 25, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Military FIRE; 7 years to go & losing motivation--HELP!
Replies: 36
Views: 4480

Re: Military FIRE; 7 years to go & losing motivation--HELP!

I was an Air Force brat and an Air Force spouse (2x). The benefits to hanging in there are huge. Not having to worry about healthcare is wonderful. I survived going to 12 different schools before I graduated; that was tough for me because I'm an introvert, but I do have great memories of living in ...
by Yiewsley
Thu Feb 22, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Military FIRE; 7 years to go & losing motivation--HELP!
Replies: 36
Views: 4480

Re: Military FIRE; 7 years to go & losing motivation--HELP!

I was an Air Force brat and an Air Force spouse (2x). The benefits to hanging in there are huge. Not having to worry about healthcare is wonderful. I survived going to 12 different schools before I graduated; that was tough for me because I'm an introvert, but I do have great memories of living in a...
by Yiewsley
Fri Feb 16, 2018 9:38 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Vacation in May. Boston, Martha's Vineyard, Ogunquit (cancelled Bar Harbor)
Replies: 35
Views: 3485

Re: Vacation in May. Boston, Martha's Vineyard, Bar Harbor

Former Maine/Mass/NH person here. While I love Maine, I would recommend not trying to add on a Bar Harbor trip to all you want to do in Mass. It's a LONG way (pretty much a day there and a day back) and it will be pretty chilly still. It really deserves its own trip. I would add a day trip to Portla...
by Yiewsley
Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: L.L. Bean, Citing Abuse, Tightens Its Generous Policy on Returns
Replies: 41
Views: 5499

Re: L.L. Bean, Citing Abuse, Tightens Its Generous Policy on Returns

I used to live in the town next to Freeport, where the flagship store is, and I know many people who work there. People definitely abused the system. A year is plenty of time and if there is a genuine manufacturing issue I assume they will take that on a case by case basis. My husband worked at Bean...
by Yiewsley
Fri Feb 09, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: How Do You Discuss Starting Time when You Get a Job Offer
Replies: 29
Views: 2986

Re: How Do You Discuss Starting Time when You Get a Job Offer

If they don't tell you during the interview, then a couple of ways you could ask:

- What is a typical day like? Indirect, but you can ask a follow up question if it still doesn't come up.
- What are the core hours? Direct, but implies you are interested in a non-standard schedule.
by Yiewsley
Thu Feb 08, 2018 1:03 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What time do you go to work?
Replies: 72
Views: 7180

Re: What time do you go to work?

I work remotely and live in Mountain Time with a job in Eastern Time. I log on at 7:00 am my time and work until 3:00 pm my time (usually). I don't take lunch or breaks like I did when I worked at the actual office. And I have to work other times for releases, etc. Most of the people in the actual o...
by Yiewsley
Fri Oct 20, 2017 4:38 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: I have to fire someone that I care about personally
Replies: 83
Views: 7290

Re: I have to fire someone that I care about personally

Put yourself in her shoes (like maybe in a few years when you "age out" of the band). How would you like to be told? Do that.
by Yiewsley
Mon Oct 16, 2017 10:11 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Bonus pushed back - should I be annoyed?
Replies: 43
Views: 4443

Re: Bonus pushed back - should I be annoyed?

Life is short. Since you can't do anything about it, it's a waste of time to spend any more time thinking about it than you already have.
by Yiewsley
Mon Oct 02, 2017 1:16 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Boston to Bar Harbor trip
Replies: 33
Views: 2917

Re: Boston to Bar Harbor trip

Wells, ME
The Steak House (Rte 1) - dinner only

Portland area
Becky's Diner is a good old school diner
Miss Portland Diner near I-295 side
Lobster Shack in Cape Elizabeth near the Portland Head Light (closes Oct 22)

Bangor
Dysart's Truck Stop (not kidding!)
by Yiewsley
Sun Sep 17, 2017 3:23 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Should I upgrade an old but functional vanity?
Replies: 23
Views: 1983

Re: Should I upgrade an old but functional vanity?

Depending on what color the floor is, paint it gray or white. At the very least, swap out the towel holder and tp holder for chrome ones.
by Yiewsley
Wed Aug 30, 2017 4:26 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Bugs coming in from edge of tile and door - Who to call to fix
Replies: 2
Views: 437

Re: Bugs coming in from edge of tile and door - Who to call to fix

I would try something like this door bottom sweep first. https://www.amazon.com/Door-Bottom-and- ... B008EWVLMC

We have something similar on our front door for drafts.
by Yiewsley
Fri Aug 11, 2017 11:25 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Advice re transferring 401K from Alerus to trad/Roth IRAs at Vanguard
Replies: 5
Views: 994

Re: Advice re transferring 401K from Alerus to trad/Roth IRAs at Vanguard

They can be transferred into existing accounts. I recommend not trying to do the online rollover at Vanguard, which will automatically create a new account. So I'm sure I understand - the way the 401I admin would do this is to mail two checks (trad and Roth) to Vanguard. The 401K admin would identi...
by Yiewsley
Thu Aug 10, 2017 6:00 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Advice re transferring 401K from Alerus to trad/Roth IRAs at Vanguard
Replies: 5
Views: 994

Re: Advice re transferring 401K from Alerus to trad/Roth IRAs at Vanguard

They can be transferred into existing accounts. I recommend not trying to do the online rollover at Vanguard, which will automatically create a new account. We just did this for my husband. Called Fidelity where his 401k was, they told us they would send the check to him. We told them how to make it...
by Yiewsley
Wed Aug 09, 2017 12:58 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Acadia National Park: Bar Harbor, Maine
Replies: 28
Views: 3911

Re: Acadia National Park: Bar Harbor, Maine

We stayed at Stone Throw Cottage, which is a B & B. Very good breakfast! It's within walking distance of the town center.
http://www.stonethrowcottageinn.com/
by Yiewsley
Tue Aug 08, 2017 9:11 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Boston to Maine road trip
Replies: 64
Views: 6822

Re: Boston to Maine road trip

I lived in Yarmouth, Maine, for 17 years - you have some good recommendations. Massachusetts - Newburyport and Plum Island. Hampton, NH, to Portsmouth is really pretty if you stay on the coast road (once you get north of the commercial area). I'd get back on the turnpike in Portsmouth, cross the bri...