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by BashDash
Wed Jul 28, 2021 8:01 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best way to learn golf
Replies: 34
Views: 3268

Re: Best way to learn golf

The Little Red Book by Harvey Penick. Twilight golf when nobody is around. Cheaper and you can practice without anyone pressuring you. Lastly, once you start gaining confidence don't keep total score for the round in strokes. Use the stableford system....one point for a bogey...two for par...three f...
by BashDash
Tue Jul 27, 2021 4:27 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Chase IHG credit card -- Free Anniversary Nights
Replies: 8
Views: 761

Re: Chase IHG credit card -- Free Anniversary Nights

Also, has anyone ever booked a free night and given to a parent/friend?
by BashDash
Mon Jul 26, 2021 7:27 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Chase IHG credit card -- Free Anniversary Nights
Replies: 8
Views: 761

Re: Chase IHG credit card -- Free Anniversary Nights

Hi all! If you cancel the ihg premier card how long before you can reapply? We are finding the points to be more valuable to us than the free night certificates. We currently have 2 selects and 2 premier but just don't see us staying at 40k below four times. We are using points now on a trip and are...
by BashDash
Sat Jul 24, 2021 1:46 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: CSP new offer: 100,000 bonus points
Replies: 121
Views: 14082

Re: CSP new offer: 100,000 bonus points

Hi! Wife just applied and got letter in mail to call and confirm some information. This lead to 90 minute phone call being on hold and constantly being transferred until call finally dropped. About to give up unless there is an easier suggestion. Thanks!
by BashDash
Sat Jul 10, 2021 5:08 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Tips to get upgrades/perks at hotels
Replies: 4
Views: 921

Tips to get upgrades/perks at hotels

Hi all! The title says it all. Upgrade to a suite? Upgrade to a view? Free breakfast? I usually will join a hotels rewards program and politely ask at check in for anything that may make the family stay run smoother. I may even politely email the manager ahead of time. Any suggestions or tips I'm mi...
by BashDash
Fri Jul 09, 2021 5:54 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: CSP new offer: 100,000 bonus points
Replies: 121
Views: 14082

Re: CSP new offer: 100,000 bonus points

Hi, Any suggestions? Wife applied 2 weeks ago and was sent a letter to call and confirm it was her. ( She was identify theft victim). We were on vacation when letter came. Today she called and was put on hold for 2 hours and it is last day to call. Is there a quicker way to deal with this? She alrea...
by BashDash
Mon Jun 28, 2021 2:55 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: CSP new offer: 100,000 bonus points
Replies: 121
Views: 14082

Re: CSP new offer: 100,000 bonus points

Hi all, my wife did an online application one week ago and has not heard back yet about approval. I am forgetting what the screen said but it was not a denial. Is this normal?
by BashDash
Mon Jun 28, 2021 8:26 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: toyota sienna 2021 - buying tips
Replies: 37
Views: 3698

Re: toyota sienna 2021 - buying tips

Bumping this for the same reason. Was considering buying this summer but hoping to buy in December now with the hope that the market cools a little.
by BashDash
Thu Jun 24, 2021 7:16 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: DIY planter window box
Replies: 4
Views: 493

Re: DIY planter window box

Maggie and Sandtrap thanks for the responses! I will post a update or picture when done. Thanks!
by BashDash
Sun Jun 20, 2021 12:17 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: DIY planter window box
Replies: 4
Views: 493

Re: DIY planter window box

Thanks Sandtrap! I'm slightly intimidated to pull this off and ruin the siding right by the entryway. Let me digest your post and maybe I can pull this off. Thanks again! Enjoy the us open!
by BashDash
Sat Jun 19, 2021 8:23 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: DIY planter window box
Replies: 4
Views: 493

DIY planter window box

Hi all, I am looking to install around a 52 inch PVC plant window box. House is vinyl siding which is over concrete block. Plan is to install using masonry bit and anchors to attach the window box. Wondering if there is any easier suggestion although I think my novice skills can handle it. I did see...
by BashDash
Thu Jun 17, 2021 12:56 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: How to avoid high fees for 403(b) investments?
Replies: 19
Views: 749

Re: How to avoid high fees for 403(b) investments?

403bwise.org is your friend.....


is your spouse a teacher? There may even be a lower cost 457 plan available.
by BashDash
Tue Jun 15, 2021 7:52 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Ear Buds - problems
Replies: 35
Views: 3057

Re: Ear Buds - problems

Big Dutch do you think those aftershocks would be good for mowing the lawn listening to a podcast? Amazon reviews said they would be with earplugs in.
by BashDash
Tue Jun 15, 2021 10:38 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: TV Cord Cutter Advice
Replies: 19
Views: 1300

Re: TV Cord Cutter Advice

Check out locast app if antenna doesn't work.
by BashDash
Tue Jun 15, 2021 10:36 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Ear Buds - problems
Replies: 35
Views: 3057

Re: Ear Buds - problems

Thanks research med. I didn't explain properly....I was thinking little "hooks" over each ear instead of the bigger headphones I think bose makes.....
by BashDash
Tue Jun 15, 2021 10:27 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Ear Buds - problems
Replies: 35
Views: 3057

Re: Ear Buds - problems

Can anyone recommend a noise cancellation over the ear Bluetooth for mowing the lawn? I have same issues with earbuds falling out. Monoprice would be great!
by BashDash
Mon Jun 14, 2021 3:43 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: CSP new offer: 100,000 bonus points
Replies: 121
Views: 14082

Re: CSP new offer: 100,000 bonus points

Thanks. So just request the 100,000 bonus offer I guess. I'm sending wife on a solo mission to the bank so I don't want her to have a hassle.
by BashDash
Mon Jun 14, 2021 3:23 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: CSP new offer: 100,000 bonus points
Replies: 121
Views: 14082

Re: CSP new offer: 100,000 bonus points

How do you get 20k added in branch?
by BashDash
Mon Jun 14, 2021 12:34 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: CSP new offer: 100,000 bonus points
Replies: 121
Views: 14082

Re: CSP new offer: 100,000 bonus points

THanks! That is the plan wife CSP transfer to my CSR!
by BashDash
Mon Jun 14, 2021 11:49 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: CSP new offer: 100,000 bonus points
Replies: 121
Views: 14082

Re: CSP new offer: 100,000 bonus points

intereseting. i had been keeping the Reserve for its car insurance for car rentals and the annual fee is minimal to me after the door dash and travel credit..... will the points be worth more if I transfer the CSP to the CSR? I just can't see the need for the CSP AND the CSR but I am admittedly a no...
by BashDash
Mon Jun 14, 2021 11:23 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Locast Streaming Service?
Replies: 14
Views: 868

Re: Locast Streaming Service?

Off topic but if you want free live CBS use this link to get free paramount plus ( parent company of CBS)......it works over and over again.....you just have to cancel each month and then use the new code to get another free commercial free month.... https://www.doctorofcredit.com/free-month-of-cbs-...
by BashDash
Mon Jun 14, 2021 11:13 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: CSP new offer: 100,000 bonus points
Replies: 121
Views: 14082

Re: CSP new offer: 100,000 bonus points

Thank you Ron. You've helped me with a lot with just reading a bunch of your posts. Thanks Mr Jedi as well for the in branch tip.
by BashDash
Mon Jun 14, 2021 10:26 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: CSP new offer: 100,000 bonus points
Replies: 121
Views: 14082

Re: CSP new offer: 100,000 bonus points

makes sense....when is a sensible time to cancel if we don't plan on using the card?
by BashDash
Mon Jun 14, 2021 10:02 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: CSP new offer: 100,000 bonus points
Replies: 121
Views: 14082

Re: CSP new offer: 100,000 bonus points

Thanks! So there is no way of avoiding the annual fee then? So just subtract that from the 100,000 bonus value?
by BashDash
Mon Jun 14, 2021 9:41 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: CSP new offer: 100,000 bonus points
Replies: 121
Views: 14082

Re: CSP new offer: 100,000 bonus points

How does it work with cancelling before the annual fee hits? Basically...have wife open it and meet the minimum spend.....get the bonus.....transfer it to my reserve I currently have......have wife close the card?
by BashDash
Sun Jun 13, 2021 10:55 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Key West Family Vacation - February
Replies: 34
Views: 3147

Re: Key West Family Vacation - February

Bump! Looking for a family friendly hotel with an awesome pool. Finishing up a middle keys trip in early July and are flying out of key west. Have been before but just would like one to two nights. Have a bunch of Hilton points and a bunch of ihg free nights if that helps. Thanks!
by BashDash
Sun Jun 13, 2021 7:41 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Fence question
Replies: 11
Views: 1805

Re: Fence question

Thanks for all the replies! I will update!
by BashDash
Fri Jun 11, 2021 6:50 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Fence question
Replies: 11
Views: 1805

Re: Fence question

The current posts are 32 inches and they have 4 foot high panels attached to them. I'm thinking this is going to be more complicated than I anticipated.....Might be easier to restore the current fence by powerwashing then painting.
by BashDash
Thu Jun 10, 2021 5:34 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Fence question
Replies: 11
Views: 1805

Re: Fence question

Thanks! Those sleeves in the Home Depot are 8 feet long. I only have roughly 32 inches above the ground that needs to be covered by the sleeve. Can you trim them?
by BashDash
Thu Jun 10, 2021 5:07 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Fence question
Replies: 11
Views: 1805

Re: Fence question

Thanks for the info! The posts are in good condition and don't seem to be rotting at all.
by BashDash
Thu Jun 10, 2021 3:56 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Fence question
Replies: 11
Views: 1805

Fence question

Hi all, Thanks for all the help in the past! Is it possible to keep the 4 by 4 wooden posts that I have by putting vinyl sleeves over them? My hope is to then change out the existing wooden fence with vinyl with as little work as possible. Is this even possible? Its only a maybe 30-40 length. Thanks...
by BashDash
Fri May 28, 2021 7:00 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Sienna vs Odyssey
Replies: 44
Views: 4203

Re: Sienna vs Odyssey

Thanks for the info! Is there any major difference between the 2021 and 2022 odyssey? Safety? I'm thinking the Denovo purchase method should work better for the 2021. Thanks!
by BashDash
Wed May 26, 2021 3:35 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Sienna vs Odyssey
Replies: 44
Views: 4203

Re: Sienna vs Odyssey

Bumping this thread. Leaning towards the Odyssey. Hoping to implement the Denovo buying method in July. Most likely the 2021 to get a better deal and there doesn’t seem to be any notable changes.
by BashDash
Sat May 22, 2021 8:51 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Outdoor pull up bar
Replies: 7
Views: 684

Re: Outdoor pull up bar

Thanks Nate and livesoft!

Edit: I think that is for indoor though
by BashDash
Sat May 22, 2021 8:27 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Outdoor pull up bar
Replies: 7
Views: 684

Re: Outdoor pull up bar

Thanks livesoft. My description was poor at best....I was thinking parallel to the beam and not sticking out.....
by BashDash
Sat May 22, 2021 8:07 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Outdoor pull up bar
Replies: 7
Views: 684

Outdoor pull up bar

Hi all, Looking to attach a pull up bar outside that is attached to a beam of our deck. It needs to be attached straight on instead of like a doorway. Not sure if that makes sense. Something DIY would be good if there any ideas. Handles instead of a bar I guess could work. Discrete would be ideal to...
by BashDash
Thu May 20, 2021 10:12 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Weightlifting Versus Body Weight Exercises
Replies: 69
Views: 7944

Re: Weightlifting Versus Body Weight Exercises

Hi all!
Old thread I know!

Can anyone suggest a 3-4 day a week body weight plan for me? Reps etc. Early 40s moderate shape looking to get stronger and more toned. Around 6 '2" around 200lbs and looking to get down probably to like a healthier 180.
by BashDash
Wed May 19, 2021 8:09 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Trim Giant Green Arborvitae
Replies: 4
Views: 732

Re: Trim Giant Green Arborvitae

Sorry for the delay and thanks for the help!!!!!
by BashDash
Wed May 12, 2021 7:20 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Moto One Action phone issue
Replies: 9
Views: 600

Re: Moto One Action phone issue

Me again :). Did the full calibration. Worked well for 2-3 weeks. Phone dead again this morning. Calibrate again or is this some other issue? Thanks!!!!
by BashDash
Tue May 11, 2021 6:03 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: newbie here, 457b plan
Replies: 66
Views: 4137

Re: newbie here, 457b plan

OP: you struck gold with who responded to your posts. Many have helped me in past and recently. I set up that amazing 457 plan six years ago and also transferred my clunker 403b to a low cost version. For now, I use Roth IRAs too and in 4 years I plan to use the Roth 403b and 457 too to help diversi...
by BashDash
Tue May 11, 2021 10:25 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Trim Giant Green Arborvitae
Replies: 4
Views: 732

Trim Giant Green Arborvitae

Hi all, Thanks for all the help with my many past posts! Three years ago we lined our property with Giant Green Arborvitae to create some privacy. They are growing steadily and healthily. We want the height to obviously continue to grow taller to create privacy but were hoping to trim one side of th...
by BashDash
Wed Apr 28, 2021 3:59 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Are my expenses too high?
Replies: 130
Views: 13114

Re: Are my expenses too high?

Cell phone 120.

Probably could get that down to 30ish.....pm me.
by BashDash
Sun Apr 25, 2021 8:09 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Considering switching from Tracfone to Tello
Replies: 25
Views: 1732

Re: Considering switching from Tracfone to Tello

So if I renew my tello before it automatically renews my data and voice minutes will carry over? It's that simple?
by BashDash
Wed Apr 21, 2021 10:48 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Moto One Action phone issue
Replies: 9
Views: 600

Re: Moto One Action phone issue

Thanks. Calibrating right now :)
by BashDash
Wed Apr 21, 2021 8:09 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Moto One Action phone issue
Replies: 9
Views: 600

Re: Moto One Action phone issue

Just googled it. Thanks!!! I had checked the app battery usage and nothing seemed unusual....I did put it in battery saver and turn location services off so that might help too.
by BashDash
Wed Apr 21, 2021 7:00 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Moto One Action phone issue
Replies: 9
Views: 600

Re: Moto One Action phone issue

Thanks! I'm assuming I'll go into the "battery" section of settings and this info should be on there.....Thanks!
by BashDash
Wed Apr 21, 2021 5:22 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Moto One Action phone issue
Replies: 9
Views: 600

Moto One Action phone issue

Hi all, Thanks for the help in all of my past posts! My wife's charged Moto One Action phone dies over night. This causes an issue as she uses it as an alarm. Also quite unusual to go from mostly charged to dead like that. Yesterday, it charged for ten minutes then went on no problem and was fine th...
by BashDash
Fri Apr 16, 2021 6:44 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Wi-Fi router recommendations
Replies: 28
Views: 2438

Re: Wi-Fi router recommendations

What is raspberry pi? Is it legal? Would it allow you to watch youtube on apple tv without ads?
by BashDash
Tue Mar 30, 2021 6:33 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: 403B Advice New York
Replies: 8
Views: 979

Re: 403B Advice New York

Read the very very tiny print and voya may also have another 1% mortality expense fee.