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by Boglegirl81
Thu Apr 08, 2021 12:04 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Recommendation for simple home gym
Replies: 41
Views: 3268

Re: Recommendation for simple home gym

She should join Weight Watchers rather than purchase exercise equipment.
by Boglegirl81
Fri Apr 02, 2021 8:54 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Storage Unit Rent Increase
Replies: 32
Views: 2826

Re: Storage Unit Rent Increase

I’ve had one for about the last 6 months since I moved in with my boyfriend. His house wasn’t big enough to accommodate all of my furniture. I think we assumed we would get a larger house that could fit my stuff, but his small house actually seems to work for us. So maybe it’s time to let my stuff g...
by Boglegirl81
Wed Mar 31, 2021 6:58 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: High spenders what do you spend on?
Replies: 228
Views: 22287

Re: High spenders what do you spend on?

I don’t think anyone has mentioned this one yet, but I buy “Made in the USA” whenever possible. There are lots of exotic and expensive things that are not made in the US. E.g. Lamborghinis, Ferraris, European fashion brands, etc. where it may be hard to get an American equivalent. Which is why I sa...
by Boglegirl81
Wed Mar 31, 2021 5:14 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: High spenders what do you spend on?
Replies: 228
Views: 22287

Re: High spenders what do you spend on?

I don’t think anyone has mentioned this one yet, but I buy “Made in the USA” whenever possible.
by Boglegirl81
Mon Mar 22, 2021 8:15 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Dog DNA Test
Replies: 49
Views: 4320

Re: Dog DNA Test

I'm a skeptic, but change my mind. What test is best? We just adopted a 3 month old Heinz 57. Reports say the mom looked like a Shepherd of sorts, but the dad went out for cigarettes and never came back. If i had that kind of money laying around i would Give the money instead to a shelter. More inf...
by Boglegirl81
Mon Mar 22, 2021 3:16 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: New Glasses, Costco or Walmart?
Replies: 41
Views: 2671

Re: New Glasses, Costco or Walmart?

I got my last pair from LensCrafters. I thought their frame selection was good and their prices reasonable. I don't know if it was a COVID effect or what but it was a quick in and out. No waiting. Even the mall they were in was deserted so no crowds and easy parking right by the entrance. Big fan o...
by Boglegirl81
Sun Mar 21, 2021 10:13 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: budget espresso maker
Replies: 67
Views: 3721

Re: budget espresso maker

PoppyA wrote: Sun Mar 21, 2021 5:17 pm Google Cuban coffee maker.
We made coffee this way for many years because I grew up in Miami! :D
by Boglegirl81
Thu Mar 18, 2021 8:55 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Mattress for Side Sleepers
Replies: 20
Views: 1905

Re: Mattress for Side Sleepers

Check out the wirecutter’s picks for mattresses for side sleepers... you might need to sign up for a free account.

https://www.nytimes.com/wirecutter/revi ... -sleepers/
by Boglegirl81
Tue Feb 23, 2021 7:48 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Calling all Plumbers (or anyone who has bought a toilet).
Replies: 76
Views: 6350

Re: Calling all Plumbers (or anyone who has bought a toilet).

I’m still in my 30’s for a few more months, 5’5”, and I NEED a comfort height toilet. Thankfully we had to replace the toilet in our master bathroom recently (it was failing at nearly 40 years old) so I got my wish! :P I’d have to think people who want a low toilet are in a very, very slim minority.
by Boglegirl81
Fri Feb 19, 2021 4:54 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Summer vacation in Colorado
Replies: 28
Views: 2594

Re: Summer vacation in Colorado

tyrnup13 wrote: Fri Feb 19, 2021 4:19 pm Completely agree with radiowave. Colorado has thousands of great places. If I were you, I would check out Boulder for a couple of days, and then find a cooler place at higher elevation.
I love the mountain towns in the summer.
by Boglegirl81
Fri Feb 19, 2021 4:47 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Summer vacation in Colorado
Replies: 28
Views: 2594

Re: Summer vacation in Colorado

Unfortunately, there are no good Pickleball courts in Boulder. You’re going to have to drive a bit for pickleball if you decide on Boulder.
by Boglegirl81
Sat Feb 13, 2021 9:37 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Hot Tub
Replies: 40
Views: 6793

Re: Hot Tub

BolderBoy wrote: Sat Feb 13, 2021 8:50 pm Owning a hot tub is like owning a dog - constant attention required.
Not really! With a hot tub you can get rid of it at any time and not feel guilty about it!
Based on your screen name, I think we live in the same town in Colorado!
by Boglegirl81
Sat Feb 13, 2021 8:23 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Hot Tub
Replies: 40
Views: 6793

Re: Hot Tub

The good thing about a hot tub is that if you get tired of it or don’t use it, you can get rid of it easily. I don’t think you can go wrong here.
by Boglegirl81
Fri Feb 12, 2021 9:41 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Can I buy a new tesla?
Replies: 116
Views: 7134

Re: Can I buy a new tesla?

MortgageOnBlack wrote: Fri Feb 12, 2021 7:23 pm You could have a net worth of 11 million and many on this forum would still push for you to get a Corolla/Camry. Life is too short, you're doing well. Enjoy
^ that’s the truth right there. The only thing you messed up is that you must buy the Corolla/Camry USED!
by Boglegirl81
Fri Feb 12, 2021 7:25 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: HIIT question [High-Intensity Interval Training]
Replies: 38
Views: 2779

Re: HIIT question

What’s the trade-offs between intensity and interval? Let’s say that I have 10 minutes. A. 1 minute at 80% max Hr, 1 min rest ...repeat 5 times B. 30 secs 90% max HR, 1:30 rest....repeat 5 times Which one is better for cardio benefits? Just wondering. Any links on this subject? I don’t know, but I ...
by Boglegirl81
Fri Feb 12, 2021 7:11 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What is your favorite non fiction book?
Replies: 142
Views: 8501

Re: What is your favorite non fiction book?

MarkBarb wrote: Thu Feb 11, 2021 5:40 pm Virtually any book by Jack Bogle, Milton Friedman, or Thomas Sowell. If I had to choose one, I'd say Free to Choose because it was the book that influenced me the most.
+1
I can’t get enough of Thomas Sowell. I have watched some of Milton Friedman’s Free to Choose videos on YouTube. Good stuff!
by Boglegirl81
Fri Feb 12, 2021 7:02 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Can I buy a new tesla?
Replies: 116
Views: 7134

Re: Can I buy a new tesla?

$1.2M in net worth isn't at a level where I'd be comfortable even thinking about $80K cars. (I'm in the same neighborhood and have a hard time thinking about a Model 3 or Y, but to each his/her own.) That combination of net worth and income also suggest you either only recently started making that ...
by Boglegirl81
Sun Feb 07, 2021 10:29 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What are your staple healthy meals?
Replies: 122
Views: 10044

Re: What are your staple healthy meals?

Split pea soup and lentil soup in the Instant Pot.
by Boglegirl81
Sun Feb 07, 2021 10:09 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: What's your highest limit credit card?
Replies: 98
Views: 6084

Re: What's your highest limit credit card?

I think the highest I’ve ever had is $24,000, and I called and had it lowered. I’ve had to do that with several cards over the years. My highest now is $12,000 and I wouldn’t go anywhere near that unless I was paying for a big vacation. The total of all 3 of my cards is $25,000. On another note, I w...
by Boglegirl81
Sun Jan 24, 2021 10:09 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Is having an ice maker in an Airbnb important?
Replies: 37
Views: 2744

Re: Is having an ice maker in an Airbnb important?

I’d have the cleaners stock a bag of ice in the freezer before the guests arrive. The last icemaker I had broke and water leaked all over my laminate floor. Thankfully I was home when it happened, but it was enough to cause some damage. When I bought another fridge I made sure it didn’t have an icem...
by Boglegirl81
Fri Jan 15, 2021 6:09 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How to deter rodent from chewing wires in car
Replies: 50
Views: 3769

Re: How to deter rodent from chewing wires in car

My family has used Irish Spring soap bars to deter rats. As far as I know, it has worked rather well although I’m not exactly sure where they set it.
by Boglegirl81
Sun Jan 10, 2021 11:35 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Purchasing an overpriced vintage item
Replies: 26
Views: 2198

Re: Purchasing an overpriced vintage item

How disappointed would you be if you saw the item was gone and someone else had paid $700 for it? Would you regret that you didn’t purchase it first? I can understand why you’re continuing to hold out... you’ve been holding out for 3 years waiting for the price to drop and you don’t want to pay that...
by Boglegirl81
Thu Jan 07, 2021 2:53 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Uneven cake slices
Replies: 44
Views: 2590

Re: Uneven cake slices

Our favorite deli is Wright’s Gourmet House, located in South Tampa. It is a bit of a drive for us, but still worth the trek. Truthfully, their cake slices are even, and cake slices are purchased every visit, so we have plenty of experience. Wright’s is fantastic! My mom is from Tampa so we used to...
by Boglegirl81
Thu Jan 07, 2021 2:24 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Uneven cake slices
Replies: 44
Views: 2590

Re: Uneven cake slices

7eight9 wrote: Thu Jan 07, 2021 1:33 pm There is no good reason for a patisserie not to have even cake slices. If you don't want to bring up the subject I would certainly ask for the slice you want.
+1
by Boglegirl81
Thu Jan 07, 2021 11:12 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Amazon delivery preference
Replies: 21
Views: 1471

Re: Amazon delivery preference

I don’t like the USPS last mile deliveries because we have a community mailbox (not the secure type with the locking boxes) so the package sits out there in the snow until I can get it. With the other services, I can order stuff even when I’m out of town and not worry about porch pirates (my house i...
by Boglegirl81
Thu Jan 07, 2021 12:59 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Tips to stick to a weight loss diet?
Replies: 331
Views: 23134

Re: Tips to stick to a weight loss diet?

I made the change when I turned 40 and realized I couldn't 'get away' with the same habits I'd grown accustomed to; it's amazing how many nagging aches and pains went away once I started working out regularly. I shed weight as a side effect - the much more important thing was that I was no longer w...
by Boglegirl81
Thu Jan 07, 2021 12:48 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: A fantastic alternative to a Peloton (at least for me)
Replies: 25
Views: 3471

Re: A fantastic alternative to a Peloton (at least for me)

My Peloton alternative is pulling a bike trailer with at least one kid in it around the hilly neighborhood. Put two kids in that trailer and it’s a pretty good workout. How old is a kid supposed to be before you start pulling them around in the bike trailers? Our first is due in March. I've been te...
by Boglegirl81
Tue Jan 05, 2021 9:54 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Tips to stick to a weight loss diet?
Replies: 331
Views: 23134

Re: Tips to stick to a weight loss diet?

how is everyone's weight loss plan going in 2021 so far? I recall the eat slower suggestion by Homer as I tend to eat fast. Try not to gulp as much anymore. Going pretty well! I’ve been a WW member for over 20 years (since high school) and, for the most part, kept the weight off that whole time. I ...
by Boglegirl81
Tue Dec 01, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Buy a used car or brand new
Replies: 73
Views: 4818

Re: Buy a used car or brand new

jaymeetme wrote: Tue Dec 01, 2020 2:14 pm Thank you everyone for your responses. I am planning to buy either Merc C class or BMW 3 series. I have driven an old Toyota for more than 10 years now and it's time to upgrade.
How long do you want to keep the car? If you want to keep the next one for 10 years, I’d buy new.
by Boglegirl81
Sun Nov 29, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Several Questions About Stationary Bicycles
Replies: 5
Views: 535

Re: Several Questions About Stationary Bicycles

Am considering buying a stationary bike. Several questions: 1) What are the pros and cons of an upright bike vs. a recumbent bike ? Does each type of bike work the same muscle groups? Or alternatively, does each type of bike work different muscle groups? If you’re referring to a spin bike v a recum...
by Boglegirl81
Tue Nov 24, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Where and What healthy baked desserts to buy ?
Replies: 26
Views: 1854

Re: Where and What healthy baked desserts to buy ?

Yeah, I don’t think there is such a thing as a healthy baked dessert. For a while I would eat a piece of dark chocolate every night and that satisfied my sweet tooth. Now I probably eat a sweet treat about once a week. For me, eating dessert became a habit, and once I broke myself of it, I didn’t mi...
by Boglegirl81
Tue Nov 24, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Can I Get A Refund From Amazon After A Price Drop
Replies: 28
Views: 2442

Re: Can I Get A Refund From Amazon After A Price Drop

I’m as frugal as anyone, but after I buy something I stop looking at how much it costs. Except for Costco...I always look in the coupon book to see if anything I purchased is about to go on sale. But they make price adjustments easy.
by Boglegirl81
Mon Nov 23, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What are you getting your s/o for the holidays?
Replies: 123
Views: 9270

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

I got my SO a massage gun for Xmas. He used one at a friend’s house and really liked it so I got the Sharper Image one at Costco for $99. I didn’t want to spend $300+ on one.
by Boglegirl81
Sun Nov 22, 2020 2:19 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Flaunt Your High-Mileage Car
Replies: 661
Views: 94419

Re: Flaunt Your High-Mileage Car

I just got out of a Kia Optima Uber that had 342,000 miles on it. :shock:
by Boglegirl81
Wed Nov 18, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best gym headphones
Replies: 30
Views: 1761

Re: Best gym headphones

I usually consult the wirecutter for these kinds of purchases.

https://www.nytimes.com/wirecutter/revi ... eadphones/
by Boglegirl81
Tue Nov 17, 2020 11:55 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Essential kitchen appliances?
Replies: 55
Views: 2965

Re: Essential kitchen appliances?

Also get nice “Tupperware.” The glass ones with the locking lids.
by Boglegirl81
Tue Nov 17, 2020 11:52 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Essential kitchen appliances?
Replies: 55
Views: 2965

Re: Essential kitchen appliances?

If you eat a lot of hard boiled eggs, a Dash egg cooker. The eggs come out perfect and they’re easy to peel. No. Alton Brown says: avoid single purpose devices. An Instant Pot makes perfect eggs. Ha, we have a tiny kitchen and have both an instant pot and egg cooker. The egg cooker is tiny and less...
by Boglegirl81
Tue Nov 17, 2020 9:38 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Essential kitchen appliances?
Replies: 55
Views: 2965

Re: Essential kitchen appliances?

If you eat a lot of hard boiled eggs, a Dash egg cooker. The eggs come out perfect and they’re easy to peel.
by Boglegirl81
Mon Nov 16, 2020 12:10 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Recommendation for most realistic artifical Christmas tree
Replies: 17
Views: 980

Re: Recommendation for most realistic artifical Christmas tree

We bought our 7-1/2-foot tree at Costco for $250 two years ago. Looks good. Not perfect. But, $250. We are happy with our choice. That might be the same one they are selling this year. I think it looks really good when I see it in the store, but I’ve never had a full-sized fake tree so nothing to c...
by Boglegirl81
Sun Nov 15, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Roadtrip during this Thanksgiving / CA
Replies: 31
Views: 2546

Re: Roadtrip during this Thanksgiving / CA

I think getting an Airbnb would be low risk. Maybe you could get a nice one where there are plenty of things to do without having to go very far off the property. I stayed at a really nice rental earlier this year that was on a lake so we didn’t have much reason to leave the property except for hiki...
by Boglegirl81
Fri Nov 13, 2020 9:12 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Health/Exercise Fitness Monitors?
Replies: 16
Views: 1081

Re: Health/Exercise Fitness Monitors?

I use an Apple Watch and a MyZone belt. The MyZone belt is cool because there is an app, and I can add a photo to a workout (like if I do a pretty hike). I had a 50% off code for the MyZone belt so it was only $45 for belt (I bought the cheapest one they sell). If I had bought the more expensive bel...
by Boglegirl81
Wed Nov 11, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Recommendations for a pre-made Thanksgiving dinner
Replies: 17
Views: 1156

Re: Recommendations for a pre-made Thanksgiving dinner

totallynotsure wrote: Wed Nov 11, 2020 4:43 pm Wegmans
If only I had one near me...
by Boglegirl81
Wed Nov 11, 2020 12:16 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Ski Mask Recommendations
Replies: 19
Views: 1230

Re: Ski Mask Recommendations

More concerning to me is Vail Corp is implementing a ski reservation system for season pass holders. So even though I thought I could ski every day when I bought my pass I now am told I may only ski on days I reserve. So no spur of the morning decisions to ski on powder days or ski for the sunny af...
by Boglegirl81
Mon Nov 09, 2020 7:55 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: 13 yo HD TV - dark shadow across screen
Replies: 23
Views: 1340

Re: 13 yo HD TV - dark shadow across screen

I bought a ~40” TCL a while back just to stream workouts in my home gym. It was very inexpensive and a pretty decent TV for the price. I think it depends on what you’re into. If you like watching say, sports, then get something better like a Samsung.
by Boglegirl81
Mon Nov 09, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Car rental
Replies: 16
Views: 1050

Re: Car rental

Costco often has the best prices. +1 for Costco. It's consistently been the best price. I book early and check periodically for better rates. I do the same. With Costco, I can also add my boyfriend as an additional driver without paying anything extra. I don’t think that’s an issue for married coup...
by Boglegirl81
Mon Nov 02, 2020 12:09 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: iPhone upgrade trick w/AT&T
Replies: 59
Views: 7921

Re: iPhone upgrade trick w/AT&T

My bf was concerned about buying a phone off eBay or Craigslist since it might be stolen. We asked about this when we were in ATT a couple days ago, and we were told that stolen phones are blacklisted and won’t be accepted for trade-in. He said the best way to purchase a phone from Craigslist is to ...
by Boglegirl81
Sat Oct 31, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: I just bought a Peloton - Love it!
Replies: 116
Views: 10847

Re: I just bought a Peloton - Love it!

We tried the digital app as a test and found the instructors obnoxious/annoying - wish there was a service with "normal" people like the spin instructors at our local (closed down) gym. +1 The closest to normal instructor I’ve found is Dennis Morton. He actually knows fitness and designs ...
by Boglegirl81
Sat Oct 31, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: I just bought a Peloton - Love it!
Replies: 116
Views: 10847

Re: I just bought a Peloton - Love it!

We tried the digital app as a test and found the instructors obnoxious/annoying - wish there was a service with "normal" people like the spin instructors at our local (closed down) gym. +1 The closest to normal instructor I’ve found is Dennis Morton. He actually knows fitness and designs ...
by Boglegirl81
Sat Oct 31, 2020 12:07 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: I just bought a Peloton - Love it!
Replies: 116
Views: 10847

Re: I just bought a Peloton - Love it!

I tried the Peloton streaming service during the pandemic when they offered 90 days free for the streaming service. My personal opinion, it’s garbage compared to Les Mills on Demand. But if it motivates people to exercise and get healthy, that’s great! I have also been less than impressed by the bik...
by Boglegirl81
Wed Oct 28, 2020 11:42 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Harbor Freight Good Values?
Replies: 88
Views: 5294

Re: Harbor Freight Good Values?

I recently bought an electric hedge trimmer for $32 and a manual hedge clipper for $13. Both work great. OP if you've never been in Harbor Freight look around for coupons (check their website). They usually have a 20% off coupon for one item along with other offers. Francis That reminds me...I got ...