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by Kennedy
Thu Jan 07, 2021 2:48 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Uneven cake slices
Replies: 44
Views: 2598

Re: Uneven cake slices

I would absolutely point to the largest piece of cake and tell the worker that I want that one. I do this all the time at the butcher counter when I select the best looking cut of meat or fish (not just the largest one since the price is based on weight, of course). When I buy mussels at the seafood...
by Kennedy
Wed Jan 06, 2021 10:51 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: PSA: Walmart gift card fraudulently drained
Replies: 29
Views: 2703

Re: PSA: Walmart gift card fraudulently drained

I wonder though, how can someone prove that it wasn't themselves or wasn't the gift card recipient that wasn't actually using the gift card? Seems kind of hard to prove, doesn't it just come down to your word against theirs, so to speak? OP, how did you prove it wasn't you or someone you gave the c...
by Kennedy
Wed Jan 06, 2021 10:24 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: PSA: Walmart gift card fraudulently drained
Replies: 29
Views: 2703

Re: PSA: Walmart gift card fraudulently drained

I wonder though, how can someone prove that it wasn't themselves or wasn't the gift card recipient that wasn't actually using the gift card? Seems kind of hard to prove, doesn't it just come down to your word against theirs, so to speak? OP, how did you prove it wasn't you or someone you gave the c...
by Kennedy
Wed Jan 06, 2021 9:59 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: PSA: Walmart gift card fraudulently drained
Replies: 29
Views: 2703

Re: PSA: Walmart gift card fraudulently drained

I don't understand. Unless the supposed thief did a really professional job of replacing the strip it seems like you would have noticed it had been tampered with. I took another look at the compromised cards and compared them to other Walmart gift cards I purchased from another Walmart store that w...
by Kennedy
Wed Jan 06, 2021 6:04 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: PSA: Walmart gift card fraudulently drained
Replies: 29
Views: 2703

Re: PSA: Walmart gift card fraudulently drained

What you describe is very likely what happened. I have seen similar stories on Flyertalk for years. I am sorry you fell victim to this scam, and I am glad Walmart made you whole without too much trouble. Thank you for sharing the PSA. Not sure what the purpose of your purchase was (time-shifting sp...
by Kennedy
Wed Jan 06, 2021 5:20 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: PSA: Walmart gift card fraudulently drained
Replies: 29
Views: 2703

PSA: Walmart gift card fraudulently drained

I bought two Walmart gift cards at Walmart in the same transaction right before Christmas. I tried to use them at a Walmart on a later date and found that both had zero balances. Walmart customer service printed out transaction histories for the cards, and both revealed a similar pattern. Two days a...
by Kennedy
Sun Jan 03, 2021 12:52 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Credit card cell phone insurance
Replies: 8
Views: 568

Credit card cell phone insurance

I pay for several phones on my cell phone plan using a credit card that receives 5 bonus points/dollar spent on cell phone service. I earn a ton of points that way. However, I noted that a different one of my credit cards (IHG- Intercontinental Hotels Group) provides insurance for cell phones if the...
by Kennedy
Mon Dec 28, 2020 12:54 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Need a "night vision" video camera for tracking feral hog location
Replies: 14
Views: 1455

Re: Need a "night vision" video camera for tracking feral hog location

Buy a thermal imager rifle scope. That way you can use it on the rifle when you have to shoot them at night. What are they eating? Are you going to be able to entice them into a trap? Do you need a permit/license to trap and must that trap have labeling on it (such as your name)? In my area, trappi...
by Kennedy
Sun Dec 27, 2020 11:51 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Need a "night vision" video camera for tracking feral hog location
Replies: 14
Views: 1455

Re: Need a "night vision" video camera for tracking feral hog location

thewizzer wrote: Sun Dec 27, 2020 11:05 pm There are trail cameras out there now that operate off of cell phone data plans. So you can potentially view the camera any time using your smart phone.
How does this work? Do I have to "add a line" for the video camera to my cell phone plan?
by Kennedy
Sun Dec 27, 2020 10:36 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Feral hog trap suggestion?
Replies: 18
Views: 1941

Feral hog trap suggestion?

I want to trap some feral hogs on some acreage. I've watched videos on commercial traps, such as the Pig Brig and the Boar Buster. Any suggestions for a trap that is fairly easy to set up and one that is effective? I'm leaning toward the Pig Brig because of the lower price, but it appears to be fair...
by Kennedy
Sun Dec 27, 2020 10:30 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Need a "night vision" video camera for tracking feral hog location
Replies: 14
Views: 1455

Need a "night vision" video camera for tracking feral hog location

I want to trap feral hogs on some acreage. I have never seen a hog on the land in person, but there is plenty of evidence they have left behind. Before setting up a trap, I would like to set up a video camera I can strap to a tree and one that can take great night time footage so I can have an idea ...
by Kennedy
Fri Dec 18, 2020 7:15 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Recirculator for tankless hot water heater?
Replies: 20
Views: 1809

Re: Recirculator for tankless hot water heater?

OP here for a follow-up. I had a plumber and his apprentice out to see if they could add a recirculator. They looked at my set-up and both advised against it. Said since the system hadn't been originally built to accommodate a recirculator that they would have to use the cold water line to serve thi...
by Kennedy
Fri Dec 18, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: What is the Worst Financial Decision/Mistake You Have Made?
Replies: 230
Views: 18554

Re: What is the Worst Financial Decision/Mistake You Have Made?

When my kids were first born, I decided to open a 529 plan for each as beneficiaries. I contacted the three sanctioned brokerages for my state's plan. Only one called me back, and the super nice, super slick man came to my home to sign me up. I had no idea what I was doing, but he advised that I sel...
by Kennedy
Fri Dec 18, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What kind of brick and mortar stores have a profitable future?
Replies: 6
Views: 514

Re: What kind of brick and mortar stores have a profitable future?

A "scratch and dent" canned food store with factory and store rejects.
by Kennedy
Fri Dec 18, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Where to buy less expensive prescription pet meds?
Replies: 27
Views: 1340

Where to buy less expensive prescription pet meds?

My mother has a prescription from her dog's vet for a prescription med called apoquel. The vet charged her $61 for 21 pills. I had my mother call Costco for a quote, and Costco charges around $54 for 30 pills. I'm wondering if there are other places that we can check (perhaps even online stores) tha...
by Kennedy
Tue Dec 08, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Book on investing for young adult?
Replies: 9
Views: 639

Book on investing for young adult?

I'm looking for a great and easy to understand book on investing for a young adult. I know there is a thread on this forum that I've seen in the past, but I can't find it. Any suggestions?
by Kennedy
Mon Dec 07, 2020 10:50 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How to find help for "low vision" that can't be corrected with regular glasses?
Replies: 8
Views: 607

Re: How to find help for "low vision" that can't be corrected with regular glasses?

I'm not asking for medical advice, but I would like to find out what options are out there and where to get started. A search brought up something called an "e-sight," but I can't find any non-biased information. Sorry, missed this the first time. I believe there is a trial period for eSi...
by Kennedy
Mon Dec 07, 2020 10:17 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How to find help for "low vision" that can't be corrected with regular glasses?
Replies: 8
Views: 607

How to find help for "low vision" that can't be corrected with regular glasses?

I have a relative who was born with an optic nerve that never fully developed. She has lived her life with the inability to drive. She further has difficulty doing normal activities, such as watching tv and doing household chores. I saw a little blub on tv about people like this who can wear special...
by Kennedy
Fri Dec 04, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Self-cleaning oven tips?
Replies: 11
Views: 937

Re: Self-cleaning oven tips?

Edited to add: On further thought, I believe the white haze may have something to do with when some water spilled in the oven a couple months ago from a small pan of water I placed on the oven rack while baking bread. Assuming you have hard water, these are probably hard water mineral deposits, cal...
by Kennedy
Fri Dec 04, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Self-cleaning oven tips?
Replies: 11
Views: 937

Re: Self-cleaning oven tips?

Edited to add: On further thought, I believe the white haze may have something to do with when some water spilled in the oven a couple months ago from a small pan of water I placed on the oven rack while baking bread. Assuming you have hard water, these are probably hard water mineral deposits, cal...
by Kennedy
Fri Dec 04, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Self-cleaning oven tips?
Replies: 11
Views: 937

Self-cleaning oven tips?

I have a new-ish GE self-cleaning oven that I ran through the cleaning cycle for the first time last night. I wiped out the ash this morning, but there are now some cloudy, white areas on the bottom of the oven that do not come off. It looks like the finish is now damaged. Further, the oven door gla...
by Kennedy
Thu Dec 03, 2020 11:08 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Form 8606
Replies: 21
Views: 1932

Re: Form 8606

Thank you. I found the IRS site. I mailed my amended return with the corrected form 8606 in July. I submitted approximately a dozen 8606 forms more than a decade after the fact. I did not pay $50 nor did I ever hear back. I see you submitted an amended return, that was not necessary for just submit...
by Kennedy
Thu Dec 03, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Form 8606
Replies: 21
Views: 1932

Re: Form 8606

Thank you. I found the IRS site. I mailed my amended return with the corrected form 8606 in July. I submitted approximately a dozen 8606 forms more than a decade after the fact. I did not pay $50 nor did I ever hear back. I see you submitted an amended return, that was not necessary for just submit...
by Kennedy
Thu Dec 03, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What are you getting your s/o for the holidays?
Replies: 123
Views: 9300

Re: What are you getting your s/o for the holidays?

My DW is getting the custom built greenhouse of her dreams (and my nightmares)..... She loves to garden and the previous (cheap) models have not held up in our climate. The real gift is understanding that this will bring her joy, and my sweat equity in building it for her. I am one of those guys wi...
by Kennedy
Tue Dec 01, 2020 11:59 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Are catch-up contributions allowed for a SEP-IRA?
Replies: 1
Views: 184

Are catch-up contributions allowed for a SEP-IRA?

I read a very confusing article online that stated the following: "The IRS increased 2021 contribution limits for self-employed persons who contribute to a SEP IRA or Solo 401(k) from $57,000 to $58,000. For those 50 or older, there is also a $6,500 catch-up contribution amount allowing total c...
by Kennedy
Tue Dec 01, 2020 10:28 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Form 8606
Replies: 21
Views: 1932

Re: Form 8606

Hi all, did my first back door roth contribution in 2020 for 2019. However I contributed after filing taxes and missed filing form 8606 when I filed my tax return. I amended my 2019 return, included the form 8606 and mailed it to the IRS in a October. I have been checking status of my amended retur...
by Kennedy
Tue Dec 01, 2020 10:21 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Is Our Olive Oil Real?
Replies: 57
Views: 6267

Re: Is Our Olive Oil Real?

Kirkland Signature Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil works for us :happy +1 +2. Kirkland brand from Costco is our choice of olive oil. We travel to Italy frequently and have even stayed at a small olive growers B&B. It's hard to beat the Kirkland EVOO for taste or value. It has a clean fresh smell...
by Kennedy
Tue Dec 01, 2020 10:18 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Is Our Olive Oil Real?
Replies: 57
Views: 6267

Re: Is Our Olive Oil Real?

+4 on the Costco Kirkland Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil. I used to use California Olive Ranch, but about a year ago, they started using imported oils. I felt that quality and authenticity control might be compromised with this change. So... I switched to the Costco Kirkland brand and have been real...
by Kennedy
Tue Dec 01, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Form 8606
Replies: 21
Views: 1932

Re: Form 8606

Hi all, did my first back door roth contribution in 2020 for 2019. However I contributed after filing taxes and missed filing form 8606 when I filed my tax return. I amended my 2019 return, included the form 8606 and mailed it to the IRS in a October. I have been checking status of my amended retur...
by Kennedy
Fri Nov 27, 2020 11:16 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Classy Christmas tree, lights and ornaments
Replies: 3
Views: 695

Re: Classy Christmas tree, lights and ornaments

I bought a new tree this year... looked all over... Costco, Home Depot, Walmart. I finally found a lovely tree at Hobby Lobby for $400 (expensive, but they also have other options). Although I'm usually a Costco super fan, this year's trees at Costco looked really fake to me. For my ornaments, I use...
by Kennedy
Fri Nov 27, 2020 11:03 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Where to buy particular colors of Christmas string lights?
Replies: 7
Views: 677

Re: Where to buy particular colors of Christmas string lights?

These might not be limey enough ... C7 Blue / Green Smooth OptiCore Commercial LED Christmas String Lights https://www.google.com/shopping/product/12344668970914546023?q=blue+lime+green+christmas+lights&prds=epd:16396957922914678066,prmr:3,eto:16396957922914678066_1,rto:1,tpim:CNHU2Om80bLl_AEQx...
by Kennedy
Fri Nov 27, 2020 9:10 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Where to buy particular colors of Christmas string lights?
Replies: 7
Views: 677

Re: Where to buy particular colors of Christmas string lights?

ResearchMed wrote: Fri Nov 27, 2020 8:40 pm Glad you found those.

I love that color combination for lights whenever we come across them. Not sure what it is, but there's something special about it. :happy

Happy Holidays!

RM
You, too! :happy
by Kennedy
Fri Nov 27, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Where to buy particular colors of Christmas string lights?
Replies: 7
Views: 677

Re: Where to buy particular colors of Christmas string lights?

These might not be limey enough ... C7 Blue / Green Smooth OptiCore Commercial LED Christmas String Lights https://www.google.com/shopping/product/12344668970914546023?q=blue+lime+green+christmas+lights&prds=epd:16396957922914678066,prmr:3,eto:16396957922914678066_1,rto:1,tpim:CNHU2Om80bLl_AEQx...
by Kennedy
Fri Nov 27, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Parking citation from a private parking lot
Replies: 69
Views: 8201

Re: Parking citation from a private parking lot

OP here. I checked with my brother, and he said there is no fee to use to the lot. This is a parking lot in a business complex. He said there was a sign stating parking was only allowed for a particular time limit, which he exceeded. If it were me, I would just pay the fine and be done with it. How...
by Kennedy
Fri Nov 27, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Parking citation from a private parking lot
Replies: 69
Views: 8201

Re: Parking citation from a private parking lot

Apparently there was a citation sent for parking beyond some arbitrary time limit, not a debt for "service." So if the communication had been labeled as a "bill" and not a "citation" that would have been acceptable and everybody would agree to pay that, correct? In the...
by Kennedy
Fri Nov 27, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Parking citation from a private parking lot
Replies: 69
Views: 8201

Re: Parking citation from a private parking lot

OP here. I checked with my brother, and he said there is no fee to use to the lot. This is a parking lot in a business complex. He said there was a sign stating parking was only allowed for a particular time limit, which he exceeded. If it were me, I would just pay the fine and be done with it. Howe...
by Kennedy
Fri Nov 27, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Where to buy particular colors of Christmas string lights?
Replies: 7
Views: 677

Where to buy particular colors of Christmas string lights?

A house in my neighborhood used to put up Christmas lights that were alternating blue and lime green. I have looked online to purchase these, and the only thing I'm seeing are the small LED bulbs with blue/lime green. I want the fatter, old-fashioned bulbs. The family has now moved, so I can't ask t...
by Kennedy
Thu Nov 12, 2020 11:42 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Parking citation from a private parking lot
Replies: 69
Views: 8201

Parking citation from a private parking lot

If one receives a parking citation from a private parking lot, what are the consequences for not paying the fee that is demanded? My brother parked in a private lot for three hours or so. A sign in the lot stated that parking was limited to two hours. There was a paper on his windshield after return...
by Kennedy
Sun Nov 08, 2020 12:55 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How to learn to use social media as a new business owner?
Replies: 2
Views: 296

How to learn to use social media as a new business owner?

I'm working on creating a new business, one that will cater primarily to millennials. As such, I realize the importance of social media in reaching this group of people. I am not a millennial, and nor do I have much experience with social media other than the bare basics. Although I could hire someo...
by Kennedy
Thu Nov 05, 2020 11:41 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Brand of window for remodel?
Replies: 17
Views: 1700

Brand of window for remodel?

I'm working on remodeling a house that needs replacement windows. I would like black exterior and white interior. I know that Andersen makes this two-color option, but some reviews I read of the Andersen 400 series have me concerned. I need a variety of windows, including double (or single) hung, pi...
by Kennedy
Wed Nov 04, 2020 9:47 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: My dog barks when I'm not home- solutions?
Replies: 79
Views: 5201

Re: My dog barks when I'm not home- solutions?

Try a citronella collar. Worked great for my friend's Jack Russell Terrier. That dog could bark for hours if you let it. OP here. I ordered a citronella collar. Will update when it arrives and I see what the dog's response is. In the meantime, I've been putting the dog in her crate when I leave the...
by Kennedy
Tue Nov 03, 2020 1:18 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Is Geico auto underinsured coverage included with uninsured coverage?
Replies: 2
Views: 237

Is Geico auto underinsured coverage included with uninsured coverage?

I see on my Geico auto policy that I have un-insured coverage, but there is no reference to under-insured coverage. I spoke with a Geico agent who had no idea to what I was referring, I think. She said my bodily injury liability and property damage liability along with collision would cover damages ...
by Kennedy
Mon Nov 02, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Wild Salmon - Pouched/Canned/Favorite Brands?
Replies: 12
Views: 1534

Re: Wild Salmon - Pouched/Canned/Favorite Brands?

My absolute favorite is "Redhead" wild sockeye canned salmon from the Pure Alaska Salmon Co. I buy it from Amazon. Expensive, but so worth it. Just a headsup that this particular version contains bones and a small amount of skin. Personally, I consider it a plus for the health benefits. ht...
by Kennedy
Mon Nov 02, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: My dog barks when I'm not home- solutions?
Replies: 79
Views: 5201

Re: My dog barks when I'm not home- solutions?

OP here. The dog doesn't have separation anxiety, and nor is she an anxious dog in general. Fireworks? Thunder? Bring it on. She naps through it. I think her main issue is that she is territorial and barks at the fence line when she smells/hears squirrels, coyotes and other critters on the other sid...
by Kennedy
Mon Nov 02, 2020 11:20 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: My dog barks when I'm not home- solutions?
Replies: 79
Views: 5201

Re: My dog barks when I'm not home- solutions?

Indoor crate. I tried this before installing the doggy door. She is generally totally fine with using her crate. However, there was one event when she was in the crate for several hours while I was gone. When I came home there was poop all over the inside of her crate. She had tried to get out of t...
by Kennedy
Mon Nov 02, 2020 11:03 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: My dog barks when I'm not home- solutions?
Replies: 79
Views: 5201

My dog barks when I'm not home- solutions?

I have a large dog who spends most days home with me inside. She uses a doggy door at will when I'm home and she wants to go out. If she barks when I'm home, I call her inside promptly. I was gone for most of the day recently and came home to see a note on the door from a neighbor stating my dog had...
by Kennedy
Sat Oct 31, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Recirculator for tankless hot water heater?
Replies: 20
Views: 1809

Re: Recirculator for tankless hot water heater?

We used two on-demand push-button pumps that under the sink plumbed to the hot and cold with a Rheem tankless. Press button, wait 30 sec, hot water, no waste. This is an interesting solution, but is this practical in a house with multiple sinks and bathtubs? It sounds like I would have to install a...
by Kennedy
Fri Oct 30, 2020 10:54 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Recirculator for tankless hot water heater?
Replies: 20
Views: 1809

Recirculator for tankless hot water heater?

The water coming out of my faucets take way too long to turn warm. I have a tankless hot water system. I had a recirculator in a former house with a traditional hot water tank, and the water instantly came out of the faucets piping hot. Can I have a recirculator installed in my tankless system? If I...
by Kennedy
Fri Oct 16, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Rent a goat to clear/maintain a field?
Replies: 67
Views: 6203

Re: Rent a goat to clear/maintain a field?

Past goat and current livestock owner here. Two parts to this response - my thoughts on why you should not use goats and then what you should do instead: Why you shouldn’t get goats: (1) You will not achieve the look you’re wanting on your property unless you starve the goats. Goats will only eat e...
by Kennedy
Fri Oct 16, 2020 9:08 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Rent a goat to clear/maintain a field?
Replies: 67
Views: 6203

Re: Rent a goat to clear/maintain a field?

I just wanted to say how much I enjoy the diversity of topics on bogleheads! Investing, movies, books, coffee makers...sure, why not goats! And STRICT exclusion of anything political! This is one of the first places I turn to for good advice on almost anything. Agree. This group has never let me do...