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by alwi228
Sat Jan 16, 2021 10:35 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Simple but fun cars
Replies: 57
Views: 4659

Re: Simple but fun cars

I was in high school when the 2003/2004 Mustang Cobras came out. For those who aren't familiar, these particular models (terminators) came with superchargers and engines built like Mack trucks from Ford having to do some PR damage control from the previous years Cobra. Anyways, 6 speed, depreciation...
by alwi228
Tue Sep 01, 2020 4:31 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Any car enthusiasts? (or soon to be)
Replies: 142
Views: 9773

Re: Any car enthusiasts? (or soon to be)

Another lifelong car enthusiast here. Have had a few base GT mustangs and finally bought (graduated high school in 2005 for time reference) a 2003 Mustang Cobra last month. I was stuck between a few cars but there are a few you can pull the trigger on now and your investment will be MOSTLY safe. The...
by alwi228
Wed Jul 04, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What to add to the baby registry?
Replies: 20
Views: 1766

Re: What to add to the baby registry?

Agreed on cash or gift cards. We had our first baby last fall and I researched for about 6 months on every little thing to get. Things that are nice are a car seat that clicks out of the car and into a stroller, there is some fancy name for them. But leaving the baby sleeping is super convenient. We...
by alwi228
Thu Jun 28, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: New car dealer pricing
Replies: 44
Views: 3298

Re: New car dealer pricing

And great post about the difference between sales guy and the manager. The sales guy is for the most part, unaware of the finances of the dealership. The sales manager/finance manager are absolute sharks and incredible at playing stupid. The truck I just bought took 45 minutes (and I LOVE buying car...
by alwi228
Thu Jun 28, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: New car dealer pricing
Replies: 44
Views: 3298

Re: New car dealer pricing

The dealer pricing on the internet is almost ALWAYS (when they finally get you to walk into the dealership doors) only for people who qualify for every single rebate (there is literally one from Chrysler right now ONLY for people that have a 620 credit score or LOWER lol). That being said....they ca...
by alwi228
Mon May 28, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: My New Car Buying Tips
Replies: 673
Views: 171825

Re: My New Car Buying Tips

So, this is a tough thread since bogleheads mostly hate new cars :) but here is a pretty simple route for anyone who has mediocre car and internet experience (this has worked for me on my last 4 new cars). Search Cars.com an area of 250 miles (the most im realistically willing to drive to have someo...
by alwi228
Mon May 21, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Medicare and Cataract surgery - one or two charges?
Replies: 31
Views: 2213

Re: Medicare and Cataract surgery - one or two charges?

Two weeks is definitely the norm, they'll do 1 week apart if your prescription is pretty significant. For example, if you're 6 units nearsighted, they'll attempt to bring the first eye back to zero and that imbalance can be pretty uncomfortable for the patient to live with for an additional week. An...
by alwi228
Mon May 21, 2018 1:00 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Medicare and Cataract surgery - one or two charges?
Replies: 31
Views: 2213

Re: Medicare and Cataract surgery - one or two charges?

Two different surgeries, two different charges. It would be pretty wildly against the standard of care with how minor the surgeries are at this point to risk doing both the same day. There may also be a secondary provider that bills for the post-op care, both left and right eyes. Specifically, you w...
by alwi228
Wed May 09, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Florida road trip - what towns to stay in?
Replies: 28
Views: 2522

Re: Florida road trip - what towns to stay in?

Naples, Naples, Naples. We only vacation to Florida a few times a year, so I'm certainly not an expert like a lot of people who have replied so far. But if you are looking for a city that is the polar opposite from beer bongs and techno music, Naples is it. It is a very upscale city, 5th ave/downtow...
by alwi228
Wed May 09, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Another Vehicle Question
Replies: 31
Views: 2754

Re: Another Vehicle Question

he said 3 boys! Surely he is getting pressure to trade in the minivan! :D Clearly you can afford it, the only thing I would add is POSSIBLY a crew cab truck with a topper? The F150 has a huge backseat, but Ram just came out with (2019 Ram 1500) a similar size cabin with reclining rear seats, but it ...
by alwi228
Wed May 09, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: [Golf ball] cracked my house window. Do I have any recourse?
Replies: 68
Views: 10131

Re: Gold ball cracked my house window. Do I have any recourse?

Pay the window company. Your only other recourse is to hire a golf pro and try to get this guys slice straightened out. I have spent much more on golf lessons than windows.
by alwi228
Wed May 02, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Should reliability rankings eliminate Jeep Grand Cherokee?
Replies: 117
Views: 26024

Re: Should reliability rankings eliminate Jeep Grand Cherokee?

Owner of a 2015 Overland 4x4 with 40k miles on it, bought new. I looked at a lot of suv's in 2015 and the Lincoln MKX was the other car that I seriously considered. Firstly, the jeep was a year off (model started in 2014 with bugs, as previously stated) a refresh, and they added in what I figured ar...
by alwi228
Tue Aug 01, 2017 3:29 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Residency/fellowship investing questions!
Replies: 10
Views: 1192

Re: Residency/fellowship investing questions!

Correct, income after hem/onc fellowship is around $210,000 in our low cost of living area. We have no debt besides mortgage and her student loan debt (which is an entire game in itself, those who know the system well will understand, 5 years of post med school training count towards that loan forgi...
by alwi228
Tue Aug 01, 2017 2:19 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Residency/fellowship investing questions!
Replies: 10
Views: 1192

Residency/fellowship investing questions!

Good afternoon! This is going to sound like nails on a chalkboard to most of you, but i’ve spent enough time on this forum to see that even the dumbest questions get some quality answers. Here’s my situation. Wife is in her second year of residency (1 year left) before she moves onto a fellowship th...
by alwi228
Thu Jun 08, 2017 10:48 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Auto engines
Replies: 20
Views: 2548

Re: Auto engines

2.4 engine bad in anything
by alwi228
Sun Dec 18, 2016 2:09 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Winter car safety kit?
Replies: 46
Views: 4197

Re: Winter car safety kit?

Cash!! I use more of a bug-out bag type of kit, and I stock that for my own survival, as well as helping others. Biggest things that have helped me with others are jumper cables (you already have) and a socket wrench set (replace alternator in a pinch). But other than that, cash.