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by schellhase
Sat Dec 24, 2011 6:24 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Favorite Christmas songs
Replies: 50
Views: 2649

Re: Favorite Christmas songs

John Prine's "All the Best" in which he talks about the year he got a divorce for Christmas and he bought an electric train and nailed it to the dinning room table - just because he could.
by schellhase
Tue Nov 22, 2011 12:27 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best Way To Roast A Turkey
Replies: 30
Views: 3958

Re: Best Way To Roast A Turkey

This is the best turkey recipe I have ever used and I have used it many times since I discovered it http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/dry-cured-rosemary-turkey-10000001119567/ Another helpful tip I have used is to take the bird out of the refrig several hours before cooking to let it come to room temp...
by schellhase
Wed Oct 26, 2011 10:24 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Mint.com - how are you using it?
Replies: 28
Views: 3990

Re: Mint.com - how are you using it?

I have been using Mint since I first became aware of it, maybe 2 years ago. But, eight months ago Mint began double counting my investments at Vanguard. It would be nice to have twice as much invested but the reporting error has cause lots of frustration and I rarely use Mint anymore. Many Mint user...
by schellhase
Tue Jul 26, 2011 10:11 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Refrigerate Olive Oil?
Replies: 44
Views: 5745

I have tried many different olive oils mostly at the upper price range and I have settled on a relatively inexpensive oil from Trader Joes. It is Trader Joe's Extra Virgin California Estate Olive Oil. It comes in a 16.9 oz bottle which doesn't last long enough to go bad. I use it in almost everythin...
by schellhase
Tue Jul 26, 2011 9:44 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Which chain restaurants do Bogleheads enjoy?
Replies: 124
Views: 20192

I agree with In n Out for a fast food choice, I also like Baja Fresh. It is getting harder all the time; but, whenever possible I avoid eating at chains.
by schellhase
Fri Dec 31, 2010 11:07 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: True Grit (2010)
Replies: 46
Views: 9555

My wife liked True Grit but I was distracted by most of the dialog sounding as if it were being read rather than spoken in a conversational style. I'm certain the Coen's purposefully use this technique for the Cogburn and LaBoeuf parts but for me it ruined the movie. The music and cinematographic we...
by schellhase
Fri Dec 31, 2010 10:52 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Buying a house near sewage treatment plant
Replies: 31
Views: 62434

I would suggest walking the neighborhood and talking to the neighbors. Ask them about the impact if the treatment plant and the oder. I used to work at a treatment plant and when the process is being managed correctly there is very little oder. However, when the process doesn't work correctly it can...
by schellhase
Mon Dec 27, 2010 9:24 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Experts agree: Get over your fear and get back into stocks!
Replies: 24
Views: 3644

Not to brag or anything but I went to 100% stocks by March 2009 and kept on buying. I made a tough call but stuck with it and posted it here. I'd love to see these gurus' portfolios prior to the bear market and after, as well as any changes they made. Adrian anenu@tampabay.rr.com Impressive, please...
by schellhase
Mon Dec 27, 2010 1:30 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Whadja get for Christmas?
Replies: 45
Views: 4885

A Bike Friday, my wife and I each got one in August to take on a bike tour in Croatia. Actually they were birthday, anniversary and xmas gifts for both of us.
by schellhase
Wed Nov 24, 2010 1:11 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What's on your Christmas list?
Replies: 57
Views: 7204

I think the DMC-LX5 would be a nice toy to own http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_i_3_7?url=search-alias%3Delectronics&field-keywords=dmc-lx5&sprefix=dmc-lx5 I have never had the need to measure magnets but I wonder if you already have the worlds best pepper grinder http://www.amazon.com/Unicorn-M...
by schellhase
Mon Nov 22, 2010 10:41 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Living Trust/Executor Fee
Replies: 8
Views: 4596

I manage the trust of my mother's last husband. During the first year after his death I spent many hours working on the trust. I kept detailed records of the hours I spent and the cost of materials purchased for the trust. I billed the materials at cost and my time at the hourly rate I would have re...
by schellhase
Mon Nov 22, 2010 10:41 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Living Trust/Executor Fee
Replies: 8
Views: 4596

I manage the trust of my mother's last husband. During the first year after his death I spent many hours working on the trust. I kept detailed records of the hours I spent and the cost of materials purchased for the trust. I billed the materials at cost and my time at the hourly rate I would have re...
by schellhase
Wed May 26, 2010 11:43 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Los Angeles vacation help
Replies: 71
Views: 6008

gvernon wrote: Thanks for that info! Also, thanks for the links on the Getty's. If you did only one, would you do the Getty Villa or the Getty Center?
The Getty Center
by schellhase
Wed May 26, 2010 10:31 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Los Angeles vacation help
Replies: 71
Views: 6008

Wow, thanks for all the replies! We'll definitely check out the Getty and spend some time in Santa Monica. I think we'll also do the drive down the coast on 1. Living in Houston, we have our fair share of horrible traffic, so we'll at least not be overwhelmed if we get stuck for awhile. We have a w...
by schellhase
Wed May 26, 2010 10:22 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Los Angeles vacation help
Replies: 71
Views: 6008

gkaplan wrote:schellhase, is Anna Maria's still going in Santa Monica. It was a great Italian restaurant located just off Fourth on Wilshire, I believe.
I am not aware of it.
by schellhase
Wed May 26, 2010 7:22 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Los Angeles vacation help
Replies: 71
Views: 6008

First off traffic in LA isn't nearly as bad as people think, especially in the summer when schools are out. Still if you have early a dinner reservation on a Friday evening give yourself plenty of time. Since I live here I cannot recommend any places to stay but I am sure you can find a wide variety...
by schellhase
Wed May 26, 2010 5:44 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: The NFL is nuts - Super Bowl in New Jersey in February?
Replies: 47
Views: 4908

Denver might be a better location
by schellhase
Mon May 10, 2010 7:23 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best bicycle for 6 footer?
Replies: 17
Views: 2657

Topper, I am an avid biker and I am 6'5" and in my opinion the bike you are looking for does not exist. You can probably find a bike that will fit you properly from Rivendell Bicycle Works http://www.rivbike.com but it will cost much more than $500. If you look at their website look at the A. Homer ...
by schellhase
Sun May 09, 2010 11:24 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Why doesn't VG have a technology fund?
Replies: 19
Views: 3411

The Vanguard Morgan fund VMRGX is overweighted in tech. VMRGX has 41.2% tech compared to 18.8% for Total Stock Market VTSMX. My son's IRA is slightly hedged towards tech with a relatively small percentage in the Morgan fund. In 2000 I lost about 25% of my portfolio value by being invested in the bes...
by schellhase
Sun May 09, 2010 11:07 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Bringing your own wine to a restaurant
Replies: 30
Views: 4273

I have a sideline question for the BYOB crowd. I like wine, and usually go out to restaurants for dinner alone. At a BYOB place, what is the procedure if you don't finish the bottle and want to bring it home? I've never seen anyone actually do it. Obviously, as a solo diner, if I drank the whole bo...
by schellhase
Sun May 09, 2010 10:58 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Bringing your own wine to a restaurant
Replies: 30
Views: 4273

There are restaurants in Los Angeles that encourage BYO by charging no corkage or a low fee ($2). For those places I always take my own bottle. If places charge the more usual $10 corkage then I need to weigh what is on their wine list and it's cost compared to what I have in the closet plus the cor...
by schellhase
Sun May 02, 2010 5:26 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What is the best concert you ever witnessed?
Replies: 101
Views: 11790

I always hope my next one will be my ATF but past favorites include: Hoyt Axton at the Troubadour, Fall 1964 Linda Ronstadt at the Troubadour, July 4 1970 Townes Van Zandt at McCabes a couple of times Heart at the Universal Amphitheater about 1985 But I am hoping the best is U2 at the Big A next mon...
by schellhase
Thu Apr 29, 2010 10:48 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Refrigerators, recommendations?
Replies: 38
Views: 5448

Would anyone buy a fridge from Lowe's or Home Depot or would you just stay with an appliance store? I have purchased from both big box stores and a traditional appliance store and for me I prefer the appliance store because they actually know something about the products they sell and they have a s...
by schellhase
Sat Apr 24, 2010 11:38 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Beer/Wine/Drinks
Replies: 75
Views: 9280

Since I constantly hear all the health benefits of red wine. The last two years I have been very into the reds. I found I have a passion for it and it has become my latest hobby. My goal is to find the perfect bottle under $20. I have tried everything from $3.99 to $99. I won't do the $99 dollar bo...
by schellhase
Fri Apr 23, 2010 11:07 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Vanguard--A simpler portfolio
Replies: 7
Views: 2768

My wife and I have moved all of our investments to Vanguard and I would like to make our portfolio that simple. But in addition to our joint account we each have an IRA. The three accounts are each about a third of our portfolio. I keep all of our joint account (not tax deferred) in TSM and FTSE and...
by schellhase
Tue Apr 13, 2010 10:28 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Amazon Visa is being upgraded
Replies: 46
Views: 11322

I've been using this card for years and on my last statement there was a minimum interest charge for $1. I always pay the balance off. Anyone else have this happen? No, I have had the Amazon Rewards Card for years and I don't think I ever paid a fee or interest. But this does explain why they quit ...
by schellhase
Mon Apr 12, 2010 11:54 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: iPad Users: Is it revolutionary or Over Hyped
Replies: 83
Views: 11545

I am actually thinking about buying one of these for my technically challenged, 90 year old mother. She gets really frustrated by magazine and newspaper articles that say "for additional information see www.xxx. And she would really like to get on-line picts of the grand and great grand kids as well...
by schellhase
Sat Apr 10, 2010 9:51 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Last-minute decision to fund Roth IRA for 2009 - help!
Replies: 14
Views: 2285

Re: No need for amended return

I recommended that she hustle down to a local bank, open it in person, put the money into a 1-year CD, and plan to roll it over to Vanguard next year. When I opened my first Roth at Vanguard, I did it from the web site with electronic transfer from a checking account. It took no more than a day or ...
by schellhase
Fri Jan 15, 2010 10:07 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What was your 2009 splurge? Was it worth it?
Replies: 104
Views: 14158

For my birthday my wife bought me a Big Green Egg BBQ. It has taken a bit of practice to learn to use it effectively, but it does a great job on lots of foods. My best meals cooked on it have been pulled pork and pizzas.
by schellhase
Sun Jan 03, 2010 12:28 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: 2010 BOGLEHEAD CONTEST REGISTRATION
Replies: 284
Views: 33954

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by schellhase
Sat Jan 02, 2010 6:33 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Could you/do you live on $50,000 a year?
Replies: 356
Views: 78449

I hope that I never have to try, my wife and I are currently living on twice that amount (after taxes).
by schellhase
Wed Dec 16, 2009 12:49 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: How much do you currently have in retirement?
Replies: 59
Views: 10771

Do you mean how much do you have invested or what is your annual retirement income?
by schellhase
Fri Dec 11, 2009 7:50 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: How would you spend an extra $10,000 per month?
Replies: 48
Views: 6876

Like a tiger
by schellhase
Thu Nov 05, 2009 11:31 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Windows 7
Replies: 87
Views: 14231

Could someone point me to a step by step description for doing a clean install. I bought a Dell laptop for my wife in August and I would like to upgrade from Vista to System 7.

Thanks,
Larry
by schellhase
Sat Aug 08, 2009 7:59 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Car rental in California...$1,500 for a week...No way...HELP
Replies: 44
Views: 6615

IMO Amtrak provides the best opportunity to view the coast between Guadalupe and Ventura because it travels on the coast where there is no rode. However, for most of the trip between LA and SF and for having sight seeing ability I think a car is a much better option for your planned trip. Especially...
by schellhase
Sun Jul 05, 2009 11:56 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Brinker sell signal??
Replies: 32
Views: 6965

pkcrafter wrote:To put everyone's mind at ease, Brinker has not made a sell call. I know someone who subscribes.


Paul
Thanks for the answer

Larry
by schellhase
Sun Jul 05, 2009 11:54 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Brinker sell signal??
Replies: 32
Views: 6965

Hi Larry: Unless you were just pulling Larry's chain, it's in Graham's book, which is considered to be one of the greatest investing books ever written. Our good friend, Jason Zweig, recently updated Graham's seminal work. Yes, it was intended as a small chain pull. I read the Zweig update and it i...
by schellhase
Sun Jul 05, 2009 11:45 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Brinker sell signal??
Replies: 32
Views: 6965

Seriously, why do you care what Brinker says? Benjamin Graham was a pretty smart guy and here is what he said If I have noticed anything over these sixty years on Wall Street, it is that people do not succeed in forecasting what’s going to happen to the stock market. Now do you think you should lis...
by schellhase
Sun Jul 05, 2009 11:29 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Brinker sell signal??
Replies: 32
Views: 6965

Seriously, why do you care what Brinker says? Benjamin Graham was a pretty smart guy and here is what he said If I have noticed anything over these sixty years on Wall Street, it is that people do not succeed in forecasting what’s going to happen to the stock market. Now do you think you should lis...
by schellhase
Fri Jul 03, 2009 11:49 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Brinker sell signal??
Replies: 32
Views: 6965

Brinker sell signal??

A friend tells me Brinker recommended selling US equities. My friend is not a subscriber so he does not know this as a fact. Can anyone confirm such a call by the sometimes correct market timer?
by schellhase
Fri Jul 03, 2009 11:42 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: "Public Enemies"...
Replies: 11
Views: 2169

Definitely good acting especially Depp and Marion Cotillard. Overall I thought it was a bit slow and then it is always a conflict when you wind up rooting for the bad guys.

I thought Bonnie and Clyde was a better movie.
by schellhase
Fri May 29, 2009 9:42 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Up (movie)
Replies: 17
Views: 2906

My wife and I saw it in 3D this afternoon. I would strongly recommend it for anyone with kids or grand kids. But for me I would prefer something targeted for adults.
by schellhase
Fri May 29, 2009 12:18 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Name your top favorite tv shows
Replies: 188
Views: 31580

I am too cheap to pay for cable so I have a short list:
Washington Week
Grey's Anatomy (although I am trying to quit)

I really miss:
West Wing
Mash
WKRP
All in the Family

I have got up early every day for the last two weeks to watch the Giro on the internet and I will do the same with the TdF.
by schellhase
Thu May 28, 2009 11:59 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Wasting money just because you have it.
Replies: 63
Views: 10634

A friend who was a gold bug recently died. He had lived a simple life, while we were working he brought a sack lunch to work every day. After his death his brother found $1M of gold in his condo plus good records of gold kept in several safe deposit boxes. However he neglected to mention the names o...
by schellhase
Tue May 19, 2009 12:20 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Netbooks with Atom processor are cool, options?
Replies: 91
Views: 12704

Re: Netbooks with Atom processor are cool, options?

Don't bother buying one quite yet. Either wait for next gen Via Nanos to come out (the current ones are only slightly ahead of current Atoms), or wait for Netbooks to ship with Nvidia's Ion chipset (which gets paired with an Atom instead of using Intel's rather lackluster chipset which holds the At...
by schellhase
Tue Mar 10, 2009 12:12 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Any musicians?
Replies: 44
Views: 7100

Since my lifestyle has been severely curtailed by A Fib, I have decided to relearn the resonator guitar (AKA Dobro). I last played this instrument over 50 years ago. I recently bought a Paul Beard Goldtone resonator and I plan to start lessons as soon as I can hook up with an instructor.
by schellhase
Sun Feb 08, 2009 3:22 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Funniest movies of all time? Name five of your favorites...
Replies: 220
Views: 32313

Well not that I understand this is a list of the funniest, not favorite, movies let me say that by far the funniest movie for me was Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan Others that gave me a good laugh were: A Fish Called Wanda Parenthood Romancing the...
by schellhase
Sat Feb 07, 2009 1:26 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Funniest movies of all time? Name five of your favorites...
Replies: 220
Views: 32313

jeff mc wrote:
schellhase wrote:...
Saving Private Ryan
Clear and Present Danger
Hunt for Red October
Patriot Games
...
well, i'll have to re-watch those as though they were comedies... :wink:
"Funniest" how did I miss that word in the OP. I will have to completely rethink my choices.
by schellhase
Fri Feb 06, 2009 10:49 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Funniest movies of all time? Name five of your favorites...
Replies: 220
Views: 32313

deleted, not funny