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by zinnia
Mon Apr 02, 2012 7:52 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: How should one deal with adult children's finances?
Replies: 144
Views: 9410

Re: How should one deal with adult children's finances?

Quite a lot of chest beating in this thread, here's mine...my parents religiously sent me $65 ever month for four years, I was on my own for tuition, board and books...There's no right or wrong answer to any of this, I financed four years of college for each of my three kids because I could. Althoug...
by zinnia
Mon Jan 16, 2012 10:17 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Rental property: hold on to it or walk away?
Replies: 18
Views: 2185

Re: Rental property: hold on to it or walk away?

so many people have walked away in the last 5 years the stigma once attached to it is greatly diminished....I'd walk if you believe you're stuck with it....
by zinnia
Mon Jan 16, 2012 5:25 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Found $100 Bill at Walmart
Replies: 161
Views: 13846

Re: Found $100 Bill at Walmart

I would probably turn it in immediately, but ethically I would be fine picking it up, putting it in my pocket, and tell the manager you found money on the floor, provide my contact information if someone wanted to claim it. I wouldn't tell him how much.
by zinnia
Sun Jan 15, 2012 12:21 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Book recommendation: parenting
Replies: 35
Views: 1824

Re: Book recommendation: parenting

find a DVD of the movie The Great Santini and watch it
by zinnia
Fri Jan 06, 2012 7:58 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Verizon Wireless Service
Replies: 23
Views: 1647

Re: Verizon Wireless Service

I remember having a party line (5 family's shared the same number, if you wanted to make a call you picked up the phone to see if anyone else was using it......and our phone number was 47J1....and I'm not 60 yet.....boy times have changed...
by zinnia
Thu Dec 29, 2011 8:59 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Cheaper Cable television? Try Asking for It.
Replies: 58
Views: 6904

Re: Cheaper Cable television? Try Asking for It.

my son negotiates the price of the Sunday ticket in half every year with DTV
by zinnia
Fri Dec 23, 2011 3:24 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Sarasota, Florida
Replies: 19
Views: 2596

Re: Sarasota, Florida

Sarasota like most small cities has areas that aren't as safe as others.
by zinnia
Wed Dec 21, 2011 4:29 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Humans born to run, evolutionary biologists say
Replies: 123
Views: 7605

Re: Humans born to run, evolutionary biologists say

I wish evolutionary biologists would concentrate on others things

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by zinnia
Mon Dec 19, 2011 5:51 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Costco Carpet
Replies: 12
Views: 5659

Re: Costco Carpet

I just had a carpet installed on Friday. I didn't check Costco, but I did compare a local flooring store to Lowes and was surprised to discover that the local guys had the edge. I compared olefin berbers with a similar warrantee and the local company quoted me the same total cost with installation,...
by zinnia
Sat Dec 17, 2011 9:15 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Auto Insurance Claim Question
Replies: 9
Views: 785

Re: Auto Insurance Claim Question

not sure what a "minor auto collision" actually means, we're you able to drive the vehicle away from the scene of the accident?...did your wife go by ambulance to the hospital? how soon did she seek medical attention after the accident if not transported by ambulance? she is certainly enti...
by zinnia
Thu Dec 15, 2011 7:34 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Sarasota, Florida
Replies: 19
Views: 2596

Re: Sarasota, Florida

Don't live there, but have visited there many times in the past ten years. I like the area and there are plenty of bargain properties. A friend of mine purchased a condo there in 2005 for 180K. She could sell it today for 75-80K. If location is a primary concern, knowing which side of Interstate 75 ...
by zinnia
Sat Dec 10, 2011 9:23 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Job related ethics question
Replies: 26
Views: 1586

Re: Job related ethics question

If I were your wife, I would ask myself, if not now, when would it be a good time to leave the company? What does an additional 6 months of her working there do for the team? I suspect 6 months from now won't be a better circumstance for leaving......she needs to do what's best for her and the famil...
by zinnia
Sat Dec 10, 2011 9:11 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: My Lemon Car
Replies: 23
Views: 2170

Re: My Lemon Car

carmax....dump the problem, buy a Toyota or Honda. pursuing this only buys aggravation
by zinnia
Wed Dec 07, 2011 7:36 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Million dollar question, literally
Replies: 35
Views: 4314

Re: Million dollar question, literally

he should park the money in safe accounts until he has a better idea of what he wants to do....any thought you can possibly retire at his age because you have 1.1 million would concern me he believes he's rich......
by zinnia
Wed Nov 09, 2011 9:20 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Coach Paterno
Replies: 12
Views: 1317

Re: Coach Paterno

I believe ole Joe will be spending his last years in court, if not criminal, then civil...

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2011/w ... ?hpt=hp_t1
by zinnia
Wed Nov 09, 2011 9:11 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Coach Paterno
Replies: 12
Views: 1317

Re: Coach Paterno

I'm not sure why people feel he should have done more. He was told something. He didn't see anything. He reported what he heard. How is he to know if it is true or how to investigate it. oh yeah, he was told something alright.......he was told one of his coaches was raping kids in his showers....th...
by zinnia
Wed Nov 09, 2011 9:08 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Coach Paterno
Replies: 12
Views: 1317

Re: Coach Paterno

Paterno is so arrogant he believes he'll decide when he quits coaching..he'd be on a bus out of a town tomorrow morning if I were in charge
by zinnia
Fri Nov 04, 2011 3:08 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Any Franchisee Bogleheads Out There?
Replies: 13
Views: 3002

Re: Any Franchisee Bogleheads Out There?

does working 70-80 hours a week, 52 weeks a year, sound appealing to you?
by zinnia
Wed Nov 02, 2011 7:49 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Money and in-laws
Replies: 59
Views: 7415

Re: Money and in-laws

if you're sure your wife and you are on the same page, your wife needs to talk to her brother, I would let her deal with it....and all money given would be a gift....
by zinnia
Tue Nov 01, 2011 1:59 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Venting about youth sports
Replies: 41
Views: 2916

Re: Venting about youth sports

you don't see kids just playing outside with each other as much anymore...we'd make up games..I remember the rule was to be home by dark, but that was another time...there's a lot to be said for organized sports, in spite of the parents...

Now get off my lawn!
by zinnia
Thu Oct 27, 2011 8:26 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Is your portfolio at an all-time high?
Replies: 82
Views: 6133

Re: Is your portfolio at an all-time high?

wonder what will happen to them when everyone realizes what was done in Europe today didn't really solve anything and our own debt has not begun to be rectified?...but it's fun while it lasts!
by zinnia
Tue Oct 25, 2011 9:05 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Flying to Wash.DC: need help from scratch :-(
Replies: 37
Views: 2765

Re: Flying to Wash.DC: need help from scratch :-(

Have fun, however, you've chosen a route that will take you close to some of the worst of both cities...Might be the cheapest but certainly not the safest...those bus station (both) are in lousy locations... IMO the best advice was a plane into DCA and a quick subway ride....I wouldn't walk away fro...
by zinnia
Sun Oct 16, 2011 8:21 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Any cities that fit most/all of these criteria?
Replies: 75
Views: 5407

Birmingham Alabama
by zinnia
Thu Oct 13, 2011 7:36 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Retirement.....how's it working out for ya?
Replies: 40
Views: 5899

Retire as soon as you can, don't wait until a health issue crops up....
by zinnia
Wed Oct 12, 2011 4:45 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Cracked windshield -- how to proceed?
Replies: 33
Views: 6298

sounds like a liability issue to me.... a cracked windshield could be argued as contributing to an accident by opposing counsel in a civil lawsuit.....I'd fix it.....
by zinnia
Wed Oct 12, 2011 1:17 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Smith & wesson Model 29 - S&W Classics - 6 1/2"
Replies: 55
Views: 5488

I'd look at a Glock Model 27
by zinnia
Thu Oct 06, 2011 9:13 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Solar Panels -- make sense now with lower prices?
Replies: 55
Views: 5045

I would be very careful where any solar panels I purchased were produced...
Many of the chinese panels don't last more than 3-5 years...
by zinnia
Wed Oct 05, 2011 7:35 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: I'm Bullish this October
Replies: 217
Views: 23999

The question you should be asking is where is the aggregate demand coming from? You can't have growth without an increase in aggregate demand, either in your domestic economy or in your major export markets. But with high levels of debt, high unemployment, and with the US and most of its major expo...
by zinnia
Sun Oct 02, 2011 11:35 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Calling to/from Bahamas/U.S.
Replies: 16
Views: 3601

I'm getting a headache reading this...hope it all works out for you...
by zinnia
Sun Oct 02, 2011 11:32 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Replace my HVAC system or wait
Replies: 58
Views: 9220

I have exactly the same situation. My system is a Trane and about 30 years old. AC part a little newer. I am trying to decide if I should replace it because I am planning to sell the home within the next year and I know this will be a bone of contention for buyers. System working fine with no probl...
by zinnia
Fri Sep 23, 2011 7:24 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Laying off someone...
Replies: 22
Views: 3093

hire Trump
by zinnia
Sat Sep 03, 2011 12:00 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best showerhead?
Replies: 38
Views: 8364

Buy the Commando 450
by zinnia
Sat Sep 03, 2011 9:33 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Help me choose a car please.
Replies: 50
Views: 6210

iceman99 wrote:I own an S2000 and it's a blast to drive.

Relatively rare, decent trunk, reliable.

Assembled in the same plant where they built the NSX.

DO IT!!!!


I have a S2000 too...reliable, 6 speed, lots of fun to drive
by zinnia
Thu Aug 25, 2011 3:16 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Car consuming oil - what could the problem be?
Replies: 28
Views: 2785

I'd be trading it in...pronto.....
by zinnia
Thu Aug 25, 2011 3:08 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Can Only the Healthy Retire Early?
Replies: 75
Views: 9081

The country needs to have catastrophic health insurance. You pay up to a certain figure, the government picks it up above that number....
by zinnia
Fri Aug 19, 2011 6:41 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks in freefall
Replies: 3511
Views: 905761

I see no correlation between today and 2008. IMO, we're in the beginning of a worldwide panic mode. My vision for the next 12 months is defaults in Europe, US banks requesting bailouts. Not a time I want to be in the market. But what do I know.....
by zinnia
Thu Aug 18, 2011 10:16 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Anyone buy a new car recently? Paperwork comment/question.
Replies: 37
Views: 5843

"The reason car dealerships ask for a credit application even if you are paying cash is because of the new laws that require an application to be on file even in the case of cash purchases. It is there to prove the buyer is who they say they are, to leave a paper trail for money laundering prev...
by zinnia
Tue Aug 16, 2011 8:26 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: "discount" offered by exterminator
Replies: 6
Views: 1182

He wanted to flush out your wallet...
by zinnia
Sun Aug 14, 2011 6:48 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Auto Accident and how to use auto insurance
Replies: 16
Views: 1809

call your insurance agent and explain what's happened.......he/she should handle it, it's why you pay insurance?
by zinnia
Sat Aug 13, 2011 3:59 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Would you rather see the stock market drop or rise for 2011?
Replies: 39
Views: 3175

Slow steady rise....., however with the worldwide debt crisis unsolved, the housing market predicament and unemployment rate at 9% I foresee a rough couple of years ahead...
by zinnia
Tue Aug 09, 2011 10:25 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Stay in or get out?
Replies: 17
Views: 3097

I'm not generally a market timer but I saw of convergence of bad news ahead and got out of the market July 19th. I won't get back in until I feel comfortable some of the problems that led me out have been resolved....at this time, I don't see anything positive happening in the near term. I see nothi...
by zinnia
Mon Aug 08, 2011 8:26 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: I took a nap when I was down $2500
Replies: 19
Views: 2672

not enough?....wait until the municipal bonds start to fall, then you'll see some real action...
by zinnia
Sat Aug 06, 2011 10:56 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Calling the bottom
Replies: 48
Views: 5403

April 1, 2012
by zinnia
Sat Aug 06, 2011 7:44 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: How I Ignore Market Volitality
Replies: 6
Views: 1258

IMO this crisis is different...we're in deep trouble...I've never been a market timer, but I opted out of the market 2 weeks ago...cash is king...I'll pay the long term capital gains tax
by zinnia
Sat Jul 30, 2011 2:49 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: August 2 = Good Buy
Replies: 73
Views: 8425

I agree..in my mind the debt ceiling is the least of our worries...I believe it's a great time to re-balance...but who knows
by zinnia
Thu Jul 28, 2011 6:51 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Have you been present at the moment of someone's death?
Replies: 42
Views: 4981

Saw my brother die at 51 from brain cancer...Glioblastoma multiforme ...After his surgery the doctor gave him 16 weeks, he was right on target. He was in hospice for about five days. The administration told us on day 4 that if he didn't die soon, he'd have to be moved...bizarre...the labored breathi...
by zinnia
Wed Jul 27, 2011 11:28 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: window tinting for home and commercial use
Replies: 7
Views: 1266

I had 3 skylights tinted by an authorized provider for 3M. google 3M window tinting........wasn't cheap but very satisfied with the results and will save the hardwood floors from dulling
by zinnia
Sat Jul 23, 2011 7:09 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: could you live out of your car?
Replies: 49
Views: 4916

always remember....you can live in a car, but you can't drive a house :P
by zinnia
Fri Jul 22, 2011 7:40 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Major hail damage on new car. What should insurance do?
Replies: 14
Views: 10187

check to see if your state requires your insurance company to pay you for diminished value....

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