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by Calhoon
Thu Mar 22, 2012 6:52 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Repair or replace car?
Replies: 25
Views: 3005

Re: Repair or replace car?

How big where is the leak? Can't imagine that it's that big if you're driving around with it. I was told by a mechanic that I needed to replace the head gasket in my cavalier many years ago. It was a samll external leak that I could see trickingling out when the car was hot. Fixed it with Bars Seala...
by Calhoon
Sat Mar 10, 2012 8:30 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Save money every day: Ten painless tricks
Replies: 61
Views: 8386

Re: Save money every day: Ten painless tricks

Where you can really save money is by repairing things yourself. I can't even begin to imagine how much money I saved over the years repairing cars. Most of these repairs are fairly easy, especially with the internet. On my Avalaon, soem guy had step by step instructions with pictures showing you ho...
by Calhoon
Wed Mar 07, 2012 1:10 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Save money every day: Ten painless tricks
Replies: 61
Views: 8386

Re: Save money every day: Ten painless tricks

Yea, cut cable altogether.

With the new digital signal, I get somehwere around thirty channels the way it is. As for documentares or televsion series, such as the Walking Dead, these can be picked up at the library. A lot of other shows I've picked up on the internet.
by Calhoon
Sun Jan 22, 2012 11:41 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Is the 529 the best place to put our $
Replies: 15
Views: 1831

Re: Is the 529 the best place to put our $

I'm currently at the same place, going back and forth on the 529 issue. Thusfar I've saved about twenty-five thousand for each of my children (the oldest is ten). To do this I've really had to scimp and save as we're a one income family household and that income isn't all that great for a four perso...
by Calhoon
Sat Jan 14, 2012 1:08 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Home Inspection
Replies: 18
Views: 3764

Re: Home Inspection

Yep. I had a supposedly reputable inspector, but shluld have guessed that all was not well when he greeted the selling realitor with, hi, Kathy. Never owning a house, leary, I dogged the inspector whereever he went and riddled him with questions. I remember looking over his shoulder beneath the ladd...
by Calhoon
Fri May 13, 2011 12:33 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Are we stupid for paying extra on house?
Replies: 73
Views: 7785

I still don't understand why a paid off home isn't factored into asset allocation. If you pay off your mortgage early, as I have done, couldn't it be thought of as an ultra conservative investment, a guarnateed five percent return (or whatever it is you're paying)? If this conservative investment wa...