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by Thegame14
Tue Apr 20, 2021 12:35 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Promotion and Salary Negotiations
Replies: 12
Views: 1493

Re: Promotion and Salary Negotiations

Good afternoon.... looking for some BH advice on a possible internal promotion and negotiation. Background: consulting/ contract work. Possible Promotion to Manager. Been with firm for 12+ years. First 6 years was an individual contributor (IC) on the team I'd now be managing. Last 6 years were on ...
by Thegame14
Mon Apr 19, 2021 11:57 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Taking a paycut for a more stable state job (CA)?
Replies: 97
Views: 5878

Re: Taking a paycut for a more stable state job (CA)?

Hey all, Wanted to get some feedback on a situation I'm facing... currently at high-paying job with a Fortune 500 company (finance/banking) and while the pay and benefits (including fulltime WFH even before COVID) have been great, there have been many changes in the past year leading to highly ques...
by Thegame14
Mon Apr 19, 2021 11:53 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Promotion and Salary Negotiations
Replies: 12
Views: 1493

Re: Promotion and Salary Negotiations

Good afternoon.... looking for some BH advice on a possible internal promotion and negotiation. Background: consulting/ contract work. Possible Promotion to Manager. Been with firm for 12+ years. First 6 years was an individual contributor (IC) on the team I'd now be managing. Last 6 years were on ...
by Thegame14
Mon Apr 19, 2021 7:44 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: 150K income limit
Replies: 21
Views: 3777

Re: 150K income limit

OP - I'm curious what you'll do with (or why you need) help from the Federal Government? You're making close to 200k! Bcc My view is everyone has an obligation to pay all they owe in taxes but not any more than that. Tax planning is ethical. Exactly... I deserve the govt payments as much as anyone ...
by Thegame14
Sat Apr 17, 2021 9:25 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: What to do next for our savings after maxing out everything?
Replies: 44
Views: 3603

Re: What to do next for our savings after maxing out everything?

invest in yourself? upgrade some skills by taking courses
by Thegame14
Sat Apr 17, 2021 8:36 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: 150K income limit
Replies: 21
Views: 3777

150K income limit

It seems like there has been a $150K MFJ, limit on all of these stimulus plans, and at new job plus wife's job plus current rate of side hustle, we would make something like $180-190K, so I am putting 10,500 in Childcare FSA, 1,000 in FSA, 7.5% goes into my PERS, I am maxing out my DCP at $19,500, a...
by Thegame14
Sat Apr 17, 2021 8:30 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: What to do next for our savings after maxing out everything?
Replies: 44
Views: 3603

Re: What to do next for our savings after maxing out everything?

Currently my wife and I max out both 401K's, both ROTH IRA's, contribute maximum to our kids 529 plan to get a tax break, have 1 year of expenses saved up in savings/checking account, and now we have money leftover that we're just throwing into our taxable account. Is there anything that I'm missin...
by Thegame14
Sat Apr 17, 2021 8:29 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: How foolish is this? [Buying waterfront apartment in Florida]
Replies: 95
Views: 8644

Re: How foolish is this? [Buying waterfront apartment in Florida]

I dont see any mention of your finances, so I dont think we can give financial advice, so then it is just emotional so then it is up to you to evaluate the financial aspect, and for the emotional aspect, assuming finances make sense, YOLO, being happy is highly UNDER rated, cant worry about a hurric...
by Thegame14
Sat Apr 17, 2021 8:25 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Selling old car - CarMax etc.
Replies: 65
Views: 5015

Re: Selling old car - CarMax etc.

Id put it up on cars.com for $1,500 and see what happens. I think you are overthinking it, you will prob get $1,000 for it and that is $500 difference from what you want, but you prob make $200K plus so really what difference does it make, to me that hassle sounds like more than trying to max out yo...
by Thegame14
Sat Apr 17, 2021 8:20 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Job offer advice needed
Replies: 24
Views: 1755

Re: Job offer advice needed

If you accepted, IMO, you now have two options, take job offer #2 and burn the bridge at Job#1, or keep your word and stay with job #1 and say nothing about other offer being higher. IMO there is absolutely ZERO option of going back to job #1 after having accepted and trying to tell them you have an...
by Thegame14
Sat Apr 17, 2021 8:13 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: What Does College Tuition Really Cost?
Replies: 84
Views: 6372

Re: What Does College Tuition Really Cost?

I understand what tuition cost at my state universities (about $15K a year), but I'm not sure what it would cost for private or even out of state state universities. I keep on hearing that you get tuition breaks for being a good student, finance etc. For background my kid will have a 4.0 GPA (but n...
by Thegame14
Tue Apr 13, 2021 12:01 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Job Dilemma
Replies: 68
Views: 7379

Re: Job Dilema

Job #1 is a no-brainer for me. Job #2 is too stressful and too many hours. Job #3 doesn't seem like a step up from Job #1 at all. You're young with a $1.3 million net worth and a good income in a low stress job where you are established and valued. Why would you leave that and go work 60 hours a we...
by Thegame14
Tue Apr 13, 2021 11:58 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: How much does your employer sponsered health insurance cost you?
Replies: 43
Views: 2560

Re: How much does your employer sponsered health insurance cost you?

my wife works at a smallish tech company and pays $25 a month for family coverage. I work for a quasi state agency, they wanted me to pay $600 a month for state health insurance.....stuck with my wife's plan for $25 a month
by Thegame14
Tue Apr 06, 2021 11:58 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Baseball cards - worth anything?
Replies: 49
Views: 6349

Re: Baseball cards - worth anything?

I've come across some late 1970s - early 1980's baseball cards (Topps, Fleer, etc.) and other assorted trading cards (Garbage Pail Kids) I collected in my youth. Is there a good source other than eBay for me to see if these are worth anything? Or should I take them to a local sports collectible sho...
by Thegame14
Tue Apr 06, 2021 11:56 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Pre buy Disney World tickets as inflation hedge
Replies: 43
Views: 7258

Re: Pre buy Disney World tickets as inflation hedge

So Disney world tickets go up in price nearly every year and typically go up by more than the rate of inflation, last few years a lot more. I was thinking since the tickets are good forever would it be worthwhile to buy them now, to be used in 4-5 years when our kids are going to be around 6&9 ...
by Thegame14
Sun Mar 14, 2021 7:45 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: New Fridge
Replies: 22
Views: 1364

Re: New Fridge

so far this is the best fit I have found.... https://www.bjs.com/product/whirlpool-21-cu-ft-side-by-side-refrigerator---white/3000000000000973998 That fridge is 32.75” wide. yeah, wife was doing the measuring maybe she was wrong on the current fridge being 30, had her re-measure now and she says it...
by Thegame14
Sun Mar 14, 2021 6:39 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: New Fridge
Replies: 22
Views: 1364

Re: New Fridge

is it worth $120 for a four year protection plan? and is that BJ's 4 year warranty on top of the manufacturer's 2 year warranty.... if they overlap not sure it is worth it, if it is concurrent that makes more sense.
by Thegame14
Sun Mar 14, 2021 6:30 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: New Fridge
Replies: 22
Views: 1364

Re: New Fridge

so far this is the best fit I have found....

https://www.bjs.com/product/whirlpool-2 ... 0000973998
by Thegame14
Sun Mar 14, 2021 6:10 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: New Fridge
Replies: 22
Views: 1364

Re: New Fridge

Maybe someone can help me find the exact dimensions, I want to make sure the Cubic footage of the inside of any new fridge is not any smaller.

It is Kenmore Coldspot Model 106. - 9432310
Serial SC2925593

Type 22SSA93
mfg date 07-93
by Thegame14
Sun Mar 14, 2021 6:01 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: New Fridge
Replies: 22
Views: 1364

Re: New Fridge

In those dimensions you’re not getting anything other than a standard one door fridge with a one door freezer. Fridges under 32” wide are increasingly rare. Then why is the one we have is side be side and those are its dimensions. It’s 30 years old. Standards do change from time to time. Have you c...
by Thegame14
Sun Mar 14, 2021 5:46 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: New Fridge
Replies: 22
Views: 1364

Re: New Fridge

canderson wrote: Sun Mar 14, 2021 5:36 pm In those dimensions you’re not getting anything other than a standard one door fridge with a one door freezer. Fridges under 32” wide are increasingly rare.
Then why is the one we have is side be side and those are its dimensions.
by Thegame14
Sun Mar 14, 2021 5:29 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: New Fridge
Replies: 22
Views: 1364

Re: New Fridge

I was not able to find a side by side or bottom freezer one that would fit in that space, unless you went smaller and got an apartment sized one. This one would fit, although it will stick out a little bit. Not sure you will find any that wouldn't. https://www.bestbuy.com/site/maytag-18-1-cu-ft-top...
by Thegame14
Sun Mar 14, 2021 5:24 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: New Fridge
Replies: 22
Views: 1364

Re: New Fridge

I am going to need a new fridge, current one is 30 years old and starting to make a buzzing noise, problem is the space for the fridge is tiny. 30 inches wide, 29 inches depth and 66 inches tall, and we absolutely do not like or want or want to spend money on stainless steel. tried to put these dim...
by Thegame14
Sun Mar 14, 2021 5:22 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: New Fridge
Replies: 22
Views: 1364

Re: New Fridge

You need to have the EXACT dimensions (to nearest 1/8 inch) of your niche. If you can go taller, then there are more solutions from European manufacturers, but not at your price point. We cannot go taller unless we take cabinets out, and I dont see a need to go over $1,000 especially since the size...
by Thegame14
Sun Mar 14, 2021 5:13 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: New Fridge
Replies: 22
Views: 1364

Re: New Fridge

I am going to need a new fridge, current one is 30 years old and starting to make a buzzing noise, problem is the space for the fridge is tiny. 30 inches wide, 29 inches depth and 66 inches tall, and we absolutely do not like or want or want to spend money on stainless steel. tried to put these dim...
by Thegame14
Sun Mar 14, 2021 2:17 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: New Fridge
Replies: 22
Views: 1364

New Fridge

I am going to need a new fridge, current one is 30 years old and starting to make a buzzing noise, problem is the space for the fridge is tiny. 32.5 inches wide, 29 inches depth and 66 inches tall, and we absolutely do not like or want or want to spend money on stainless steel. tried to put these di...
by Thegame14
Sun Mar 14, 2021 9:01 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Youtube converter
Replies: 15
Views: 1320

Re: Youtube converter

Cheez-It Guy wrote: Sat Mar 13, 2021 8:44 pm Please better clarify what you are wanting to do, and what operating system you use.
wanting to convert youtube videos to mp3 audio files, I have windows 10 PC.
by Thegame14
Sat Mar 13, 2021 7:26 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Youtube converter
Replies: 15
Views: 1320

Re: Youtube converter

I dont even know what command terminal means...
by Thegame14
Sat Mar 13, 2021 6:38 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Youtube converter
Replies: 15
Views: 1320

Youtube converter

Anyone have one that they use and like?
by Thegame14
Sat Mar 06, 2021 6:56 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Updating Graphic card drivers
Replies: 21
Views: 572

Re: Updating Graphic card drivers

Shut Norton down temporarily, then download it. Then turn Norton back on. the program never tries to download, instead it keeps running uninstall instead.... What program are you talking about? This is going around in circles. yes because I keep saying that link to the dell or intel website to down...
by Thegame14
Sat Mar 06, 2021 6:49 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Updating Graphic card drivers
Replies: 21
Views: 572

Re: Updating Graphic card drivers

jebmke wrote: Sat Mar 06, 2021 6:18 pm Shut Norton down temporarily, then download it. Then turn Norton back on.
the program never tries to download, instead it keeps running uninstall instead....
by Thegame14
Sat Mar 06, 2021 6:48 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Updating Graphic card drivers
Replies: 21
Views: 572

Re: Updating Graphic card drivers

I also dont get why I see this Microsoft Visual C++ installed like 10 times on my device manager
by Thegame14
Sat Mar 06, 2021 6:44 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Updating Graphic card drivers
Replies: 21
Views: 572

Re: Updating Graphic card drivers

graphic card is Intel HD Graphics 6000 Did this game ever run well on your system? That's integrated graphics, not a separate graphics card, and it's a fairly old and low powered GPU. Just checking to see if you have a new problem here. yes but it is a laptop so I cant just easily buy a better grap...
by Thegame14
Sat Mar 06, 2021 6:42 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Updating Graphic card drivers
Replies: 21
Views: 572

Re: Updating Graphic card drivers

Try the Intel Drive and Support Assistant, which will automatically grab updated graphics, wifi, and Bluetooth drivers (as long as your computer is using Intel chipsets for those components): https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/detect.html the whole point of the post was going to this l...
by Thegame14
Sat Mar 06, 2021 6:17 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Updating Graphic card drivers
Replies: 21
Views: 572

Re: Updating Graphic card drivers

adamthesmythe wrote: Sat Mar 06, 2021 6:05 pm Do you have a problem with your graphics?
I assume so since the one game I play the most says my graphics are out of date and it runs slowly. Also computer overall can be slow and I have paid norton and paid malwarebyte, but I am not ready to buy a new laptop, but probably need to at some point.
by Thegame14
Sat Mar 06, 2021 6:06 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Updating Graphic card drivers
Replies: 21
Views: 572

Re: Updating Graphic card drivers

rockstar wrote: Sat Mar 06, 2021 5:58 pm Try this site.

https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en ... stant.html
it says something went wrong while trying to scan.
by Thegame14
Sat Mar 06, 2021 5:57 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Updating Graphic card drivers
Replies: 21
Views: 572

Re: Updating Graphic card drivers

Windows 10

Dell Intel Core i5 CPU 1.6GHz

RAM 8GB

64 Bit Operating System.

graphic card is Intel HD Graphics 6000
by Thegame14
Sat Mar 06, 2021 5:30 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Updating Graphic card drivers
Replies: 21
Views: 572

Re: Updating Graphic card drivers

I go to this page https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/detect.html , click download, norton says the file is safe. instead of installing, it asks me if it can remove a program, I click ok, then try to download the program again, and it still says cant it remove program instead of install,...
by Thegame14
Sat Mar 06, 2021 12:22 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Updating Graphic card drivers
Replies: 21
Views: 572

Updating Graphic card drivers

A game on my computer is telling me to update my graphic card drivers, but when I go to the intel site and try to download new drivers, it doesnt work. Anyone have any advice?
by Thegame14
Wed Mar 03, 2021 7:24 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Ebay - items you've sold
Replies: 42
Views: 2775

Re: Ebay - items you've sold

when I was a kid the card everyone wanted was a 1999 Upper deck griffey JR rookie, they went for like $100, so I never could get one. got to college prices of all cards in the 80's and early 90's plummeted, and bought two 1999 Upper Deck Grifey Jr cards for like $40, paid $8 each to get them graded ...
by Thegame14
Sat Feb 27, 2021 9:23 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How much do you spend nightly for hotels (leisure/vacation)?
Replies: 213
Views: 12801

Re: How much do you spend nightly for hotels (leisure/vacation)?

normally just vacation at our vacation houses, so zero, but if I travel where I dont have a vacation house, U se my parents timeshare exchange, if I cant do that...I try to keep is under $150 a day on weekends and under $100 a day during the week and I normally try for places that are more like time...
by Thegame14
Sat Feb 27, 2021 9:18 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Solar...what am I missing?
Replies: 109
Views: 8238

Re: Solar...what am I missing?

My wife and I are considering adding solar to our home in MA. Due to our house's location, we would need panels on the front, which isn't our favorite, but we are coming around on the cost savings and environmental impact. We have been in this home (our "forever" home) 3 years, redid the ...
by Thegame14
Sun Feb 21, 2021 6:07 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: How to compare Job incomes (with pension)?
Replies: 47
Views: 3002

Re: How to compare Job incomes (with pension)?

I would not say this is the norm for white collar or upper level managerial public sector jobs. YMMV. I am the finance manager, job is six figures, all employees including executive director adhere to those hours and no one is allowed or ever does work overtime. MY parents also both worked for the ...
by Thegame14
Sun Feb 21, 2021 1:00 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: How to compare Job incomes (with pension)?
Replies: 47
Views: 3002

Re: How to compare Job incomes (with pension)?

Which federal jobs work 6.5 hours per day and which ones get an hour for lunch? I work for the state and stated hours in writing are 8:30 - 4:30 lunch is stated as 12:00-1:00pm and it even has stated breaks and literally an alarm goes off for start and stop of each break. I think one is 10:30-10:45...
by Thegame14
Sun Feb 21, 2021 9:56 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: How to compare Job incomes (with pension)?
Replies: 47
Views: 3002

Re: How to compare Job incomes (with pension)?

More like 32.5 hours a week, 8 hours day 8:30-4:30 with mandatory 1 hour lunch and mandatory two - 15 minute breaks, equals 6.5 hours a day times 5 days a week. Also govt jobs get COLA so when Biden raises the debt by $8 trillion in four years, at some point we have to have massive inflation to off...
by Thegame14
Sun Feb 21, 2021 9:41 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: How to compare Job incomes (with pension)?
Replies: 47
Views: 3002

Re: How to compare Job incomes (with pension)?

More like 32.5 hours a week, 8 hours day 8:30-4:30 with mandatory 1 hour lunch and mandatory two - 15 minute breaks, equals 6.5 hours a day times 5 days a week. Also govt jobs get COLA so when Biden raises the debt by $8 trillion in four years, at some point we have to have massive inflation to off...
by Thegame14
Sun Feb 21, 2021 9:39 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: House buying negotiations
Replies: 122
Views: 9767

Re: House buying negotiations

Hi, We found a house which is perfect for needs. I got it inspected prior to making an offer. There are some major works that need to be done like roof, new appliances, some windows, garage door etc. There are no brokers involved from either side. Seller wanted 1.3 M but we offered 1.165 M thinking...
by Thegame14
Sun Feb 21, 2021 9:34 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Cash: a survey
Replies: 95
Views: 6328

Re: Cash: a survey

Hi. I'm curious how much cash other folks have. I've kept more on hand this year as the possibility of job loss has increased; I had kept it low previously. But in any case, I'm trying to do a little calibration and I'm wondering what other people do. 1. How much cash do you have expressed as a per...
by Thegame14
Sun Feb 21, 2021 9:28 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: How to compare Job incomes (with pension)?
Replies: 47
Views: 3002

Re: How to compare Job incomes (with pension)?

There are other things to factor in, such how many actual hours of work per week and per year would each job entail? Some private employers might expect more than 40 hours per week and they may be stingier with vacation and holiday time, as well. This is an important factor. The three benefits of f...
by Thegame14
Sun Feb 14, 2021 9:51 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Maternity leave and job stability
Replies: 74
Views: 3215

Re: Maternity leave and job stability

I was laid off for taking "paternity" leave, of course company just made me sign letter giving me severance in exchange for not suing. So it cant be done but it can be done too.. I assume that they didn’t say you got laid off for taking paternity leave. What makes you think that was the r...