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by tuckeverlasting
Fri Oct 21, 2011 10:29 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Anyone buying EE bonds?
Replies: 9
Views: 1372

Re: Anyone buying EE bonds?

Thanks Mel, yes, that is what it says on the BH Wiki, just wanted to doublecheck. It does seem there is not as much discussion of EE Bonds here as the I-bonds. I am 62 YO.
by tuckeverlasting
Fri Oct 21, 2011 9:44 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Anyone buying EE bonds?
Replies: 9
Views: 1372

Anyone buying EE bonds?

I am just getting ready to buy some I-Bonds, and wondering if I should get some EE bonds while I am at it. Does anyone here buy the EE bonds, or have advice? I would normally search for a thread, but search function is not working too well right now. Thanks---
by tuckeverlasting
Mon Oct 10, 2011 1:56 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Firefox vs Chrome
Replies: 66
Views: 7730

Chrome.
by tuckeverlasting
Mon Oct 10, 2011 1:47 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: rowing machine?
Replies: 39
Views: 5133

I got a C2 rower 5 weeks ago and have lost 10 lb. I have been rowing for an hour a day total, in front of TV. The hour is broken up into segments as I can't do an hour all at once. You can make it as intense or easy as you like. I am very out of shape and found it a good choice.
by tuckeverlasting
Fri Aug 26, 2011 12:02 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Yelping
Replies: 23
Views: 2915

I use Yelp also. Great site.
by tuckeverlasting
Thu Aug 25, 2011 12:01 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Chrome browser extension: mutual fund symbols
Replies: 8
Views: 1947

This is awesome--thanks, Mark! I left a "review" at the Web Store.
by tuckeverlasting
Wed Aug 24, 2011 9:08 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: [del]
Replies: 56
Views: 8616

Re: Paypal Hell

In my view, what they are doing is a mere whisker away from being illegal. I don't give a flying ---- what their standard operating procedure is, I can make up stupid rules too if I wanted to. That's why the Financial Services Ombudsman is beginning an inquiry into their activities. Ha! They messed...
by tuckeverlasting
Wed Aug 24, 2011 8:27 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: [del]
Replies: 56
Views: 8616

Re: Paypal Hell

Morgan wrote:...so they just have to wait until their self-imposed freeze on the money is up.
I have heard the freeze can be as long as 6 months.

http://www.google.com/search?sourceid=c ... nth+freeze
by tuckeverlasting
Wed Aug 24, 2011 6:14 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Review of ZAG Car Buying Experience
Replies: 6
Views: 2256

Good to know, thanks.
by tuckeverlasting
Thu Aug 11, 2011 6:22 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Mainstream financial media is a disgrace
Replies: 20
Views: 2181

The mainstream news (not only financial) is infotainment and so are most of the TV commentators. Look elsewhere for substance and authenticity. :roll:
by tuckeverlasting
Mon Aug 01, 2011 5:17 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: How do you save on pharmaceuticals?
Replies: 42
Views: 5205

In general, the fewer meds, the better. In applicable situations, lifestyle changes are more effective and cheaper than drugs. But when needed, older generics are often a good choice not only because of cost, but because they have a longer and more proven safety record than newer drugs. Many older d...
by tuckeverlasting
Mon Aug 01, 2011 3:02 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: PrePaid Funeral Expenses/contract
Replies: 8
Views: 1230

I am donating my body also. Medical students often attend the annual ceremony in gratitude to the donors.
by tuckeverlasting
Sun Jul 31, 2011 11:42 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Debt deal
Replies: 37
Views: 3419

Not a done deal yet.
by tuckeverlasting
Thu Jul 28, 2011 9:38 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: IRA beneficiaries
Replies: 12
Views: 2221

I found this book by Ed Slott to be very helpful in explaining about inherited IRA's (while mostly disregarding the "family fortune" hype): Parlay Your IRA into a Family Fortune http://www.amazon.com/Parlay-Your-into-Family-Fortune/dp/0143115162 I got this book from the library. The author also has ...
by tuckeverlasting
Wed Jul 27, 2011 5:57 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Panic Doesn't Work
Replies: 26
Views: 4620

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by tuckeverlasting
Wed Jul 27, 2011 5:18 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Debt Ceiling Risk to Money Market Funds?
Replies: 7
Views: 1595

Not sure about breaking the buck, but here is what the New York Times has said: Moody’s Investor Service warned mutual fund clients that the impasse was threatening money market mutual funds. “Direct risks include the potential for a missed interest or principal payment on government bonds for a sho...
by tuckeverlasting
Wed Jul 27, 2011 4:56 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: All this talk of US debt default - a basic question
Replies: 50
Views: 4698

Re: All this talk of US debt default - a basic question

Perhaps this is too simplistic but the Treasury does not get to decide which bills to pay. That's up to Congress and they have already decided all of the bills the Treasury has are bills they are supposed to pay. So it would likely require Congress to decide exactly which bills to pay and which one...
by tuckeverlasting
Wed Jul 27, 2011 1:10 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: SSA "doesn't know" if benefits will be paid
Replies: 21
Views: 3029

My SS paydate is the 3rd (direct deposit). If there is no Congressional deal by then, I will post in this thread on that date to tell you what happened.
by tuckeverlasting
Tue Jul 26, 2011 9:06 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: SSA "doesn't know" if benefits will be paid
Replies: 21
Views: 3029

SSA "doesn't know" if benefits will be paid

There was discussion on a different thread about whether SS checks would be paid in the event the federal debt ceiling is not raised. The Social Security Administration has issued an emergency directive instructing employees to say they "don't know" if payments will be made: https://secure.ssa.gov/a...
by tuckeverlasting
Sat Jul 23, 2011 5:06 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: could you live out of your car?
Replies: 49
Views: 5173

Interesting post. Tell us more? 8-)
by tuckeverlasting
Tue Jul 12, 2011 9:13 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: What if the US defaults?
Replies: 36
Views: 6632

AndroAsc wrote:So what will the default do in terms of practical day-to-day effects (not stock market effects)?
The President said today he couldn't guarantee SS, Veterans' and Disability checks would be paid on August 3rd, if no deal is reached (not being political, that's just what he said).
by tuckeverlasting
Tue Jul 12, 2011 3:53 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Seeking Vegetarians
Replies: 43
Views: 5069

A Bogleheads approach to food: http://www.drmcdougall.com/
by tuckeverlasting
Wed Jun 22, 2011 7:34 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: The Low Down on Wellington
Replies: 16
Views: 5020

Re: The Low Down on Wellington

Also can someone tell me how to get the Nice "Taylor Wrote" etc that others achieve when posting. Go to your Profile (link is at top of page) and under "Preferences" make sure the boxes are checked "Yes" for "Always allow BBCode" and "Always allow HTML". I'm pretty sure it's one of these that enabl...
by tuckeverlasting
Thu Jun 16, 2011 10:28 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: 2 old Bogleheads on a luxury yacht.
Replies: 54
Views: 7622

What a delightful thread. My Dad also served in the US Navy during WWII, on the ships Joseph T. Dickman and Pastores . Taylor and Marty, may sunlight always fall upon your paths. To paraphrase the Dedication to John C. Bogle in The Bogleheads' Guide to Investing : you chose to make a difference. Edi...
by tuckeverlasting
Thu Jun 16, 2011 6:52 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Thanks to many
Replies: 12
Views: 1559

Bogleheads (and the Bogleheads books) 4ever. I can't say enough good things. :D
by tuckeverlasting
Mon Jun 13, 2011 6:19 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Vanguard Precious Metals vs Gold
Replies: 14
Views: 3500

Rich Cape Cod wrote:nisiprius:

Hi. I mostly lurk on the forum but just wanted to mention that your last post on how to compare funds was most useful. I saved it to MS Word for later use.

Thanks,

Rich Cape Cod
I second this. Thank you nisiprius. 8-)
by tuckeverlasting
Tue Jun 07, 2011 7:01 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Good email account
Replies: 45
Views: 5944

Gmail is great. I also use the email service provided by my ISP (Comcast). The Gmail spam filter is much, much better. 8-)
by tuckeverlasting
Fri May 27, 2011 5:54 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: My parents best advice ?
Replies: 65
Views: 7377

"Buy what you need, not what you want."

"Don't ever commit to writing what you wouldn't want the whole world to read."
by tuckeverlasting
Thu May 12, 2011 8:35 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Cats
Replies: 23
Views: 3740

Yahoo Groups has some excellent cat groups. That would be the first place I would go for help. A Yahoo Group helped literally save my cat's life after vets proved less than helpful. There were some extremely knowledgeable posters there. In my experience, anytime your cat displays different behavior ...
by tuckeverlasting
Mon May 09, 2011 3:03 pm
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: Is it just me or is the Forum slow lately? [fixed]
Replies: 25
Views: 3290

I use Chrome, no problems. Speed seems fine as always.
by tuckeverlasting
Sun May 08, 2011 5:05 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: When did you become a boglehead?
Replies: 36
Views: 4056

What Boglenaut said. Also, I read The Bogleheads' Guide to Investing, which brought me to this website--for which I am eternally grateful.
by tuckeverlasting
Fri May 06, 2011 12:44 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: do bogleheads have no aspirations for "flashy wealth&qu
Replies: 69
Views: 6546

A formidable display of Boglehead values, with much wisdom here for the taking. For myself, I have found it useful to keep in mind that we should own our things--not the other way around, as sometimes can happen to the unwary.
by tuckeverlasting
Mon May 02, 2011 7:06 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Where did all of you comedians come from?
Replies: 42
Views: 4318

I find the humorous comments highly entertaining, myself. There is much generous help offered here as well. The level of discourse in general is extraordinarily civil.
by tuckeverlasting
Sun Apr 24, 2011 2:14 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: suggested t-mobile prepaid phone?
Replies: 26
Views: 3558

For discussion of all things cell phone, including carriers and manufacturers, go to HowardForums dot com. I have TMobile Prepaid with the Moto V195s phone and it has served me well. I ordered the phone a few years ago from the TMobile website--very cheap and came with a free $25 phone minutes card....
by tuckeverlasting
Fri Apr 22, 2011 5:54 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Average age of all household cars for bogleheads........
Replies: 105
Views: 11547

2000 Hyundai Elantra. Was a year old when I bought it and was by far the newest car I had ever had. Due for replacement now.
by tuckeverlasting
Thu Apr 21, 2011 7:33 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Cheap/Reputable Casket Source
Replies: 36
Views: 7494

Re: The Neptune Society

Hi Leonard: I am sorry to learn that your relative is expected to die soon. When my brother died about 10 years ago, his wife used the Neptune Society . She was pleased with their (cremation) service and low-cost. This is a link: http://www.neptunesociety.com/home.lasso We would like to learn of an...
by tuckeverlasting
Sun Apr 17, 2011 5:50 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: How should I protect my brand new SUV, security-wise?
Replies: 32
Views: 3539

You want to know the cheapest thing to improve your security. Get two inches of Duct tape the same color as your dashboard and cover the vehicle serial number that shows through the windshield. In a significant number of thefts, the thieves got the key for the vehicle from the serial number. If a c...
by tuckeverlasting
Sun Apr 17, 2011 3:58 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: How should I protect my brand new SUV, security-wise?
Replies: 32
Views: 3539

I use the Club. Got it half-price through a program at my local police station. It is bright yellow so the thief can see it before they break in. 8) The day I went to the police station to buy it someone was in line ahead of me....reporting the theft of their car!
by tuckeverlasting
Fri Apr 15, 2011 10:13 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Question how to protect my emergency fund against inflation?
Replies: 36
Views: 5118

Yes, thank you for this discussion and the lucid explanation of I Bonds!
by tuckeverlasting
Fri Apr 15, 2011 8:19 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Decent Cheap Rx Eyeglasses!
Replies: 38
Views: 8869

I also have purchased glasses from ZenniOptical, as has a family member. We were quite satisfied with the quality. There are a number of other similar DIY eyeglasses websites--detailed in a couple of NYT articles (with lots of reader comments). Some sites will even lend you a selection of trial fram...
by tuckeverlasting
Sat Apr 02, 2011 5:57 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Computer monitor
Replies: 51
Views: 6088

I was apprehensive about replacing my Sony Trinitron 21" CRT Monitor a couple of years ago. After reading tons of reader reviews on Newegg and Amazon, I bought a 22" Samsung combo TV/monitor. I have been very happy with it. I suggest spending a lot of time reading user reviews.
by tuckeverlasting
Sat Apr 02, 2011 4:46 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Eat Out - How Often
Replies: 102
Views: 18646

I almost never eat out, and eat mostly rice and beans along with tons of veg. This is done for both health and financial concerns. My grocery budget is $180/month (one person) and I keep to it strictly.

I am what I ate, and I'm frightened.--Bill Cosby :)