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by keaton
Tue Aug 30, 2016 6:54 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Door lock actuators: am I getting fleeced?
Replies: 31
Views: 8425

Re: Door lock actuators: am I getting fleeced?

Think of a dealer as a place to go for warranty work only, NOT for any service that costs you out of pocket. You are paying full MSRP for parts, book hours for labor! And on top of it all they usually get the repair wrong. This is why I always buy older used cars as there is a larger base of parts s...
by keaton
Fri Aug 05, 2016 7:35 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: My experience with "older" used car
Replies: 59
Views: 6435

Re: My experience with "older" used car

I'm only 31 and have owned dozens and dozens of used vehicles, never new. There isn't a vehicle on the market that is worth its retail price VS a quality used vehicle that has been tried and tested. That's my two cents....ohh and did I mention, STAY away from dealerships!!!! You've been driving for...
by keaton
Wed Aug 03, 2016 3:50 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: My experience with "older" used car
Replies: 59
Views: 6435

Re: My experience with "older" used car

Being a DIY kind of person and working as a tech in the past, I am a little bias. Used vehicles are great if you have some knowledge of how to care for them, in the way of where to take the vehicle and what REALLY has to be one and how. One great thing about used vehicles, is people know the issues ...
by keaton
Tue Jul 26, 2016 5:33 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Online Banks okay ?
Replies: 18
Views: 2184

Re: Online Banks okay ?

I use Ally for everything and BofA so that I can deposit cash every once in a while at the ATM. In my opinion brick and mortar banks are ridiculous, why have all this overhead when all you are doing is changing numbers on accounts and basic customer service. I rather support a company that has a gre...
by keaton
Tue Jul 05, 2016 7:33 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: synthetic oil changes
Replies: 134
Views: 12894

Re: synthetic oil changes

Send in a UOA to blackstone every few oil changes and decide for yourself. Done!
by keaton
Tue Jul 05, 2016 2:20 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: synthetic oil changes
Replies: 134
Views: 12894

Re: synthetic oil changes

For the DYI crowd regardless of your interval, I highly recommend this gadget: (Order the correct model for your vehicle...) https://www.amazon.com/Fumoto-F-106N-Engine-Drain-Valve/dp/B003T7XUE4 I used to think those were great, until buying an oil extractor. No more getting under the car or mess, ...
by keaton
Thu Jun 30, 2016 7:29 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Advice: Trying to find my course
Replies: 5
Views: 536

Advice: Trying to find my course

Emergency funds: $10K, This can be drained down for short periods if need be. Debt: None Tax Filing Status: Married Filing Jointly Tax Rate: 17.99% Federal, 0% State State of Residence: NH Age: 26F/31M (28.5 avg.) Desired Asset allocation: Undecided Desired International allocation: Undecided Income...
by keaton
Wed Jun 29, 2016 2:13 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: What is the Bogleheads position on Long-term successful daytraders?
Replies: 104
Views: 10579

Re: What is the Bogleheads position on Long-term successful daytraders?

Realistically, the one other key point is not if your good at it, but who you know. The 1% or actually more like the .1% that do trade frequently, have friends, family, dinner party guests and so forth, that are CFOs, CEOs or on the board for different companies. Be it direct or indirect contact, th...