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by Rienzi
Mon Jan 18, 2021 7:17 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Password manager
Replies: 94
Views: 8177

Re: Password manager

My recommendation is Bitwarden if you want to use a free one and don't need to share passwords with anyone. I'd recommend 1Password if you want the most spouse friendly one that is really easy to share vaults/passwords. And you don't mind paying for one. Bitwarden was great for me. But, when I had ...
by Rienzi
Tue Nov 03, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Is there a better meta-review site than Wirecutter?
Replies: 30
Views: 3376

Re: Is there a better meta-review site than Wirecutter?

For electronics I like to start at BH Photo. Not a meta review site, but the reviews seem to be fairly refined. They have 'expert picks' in major categories, and you can always pick up the phone and talk to a real person to talk through a purchase. Can't go wrong with https://www.bogleheads.org/foru...
by Rienzi
Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Laptop for aging parents
Replies: 43
Views: 2998

Re: Laptop for aging parents

Thank you for the feedback everyone! For those of you with Chromebook experience, would a cell-phone data limit of 5-10gb be enough to get the job done? The hotspot would likely only get turned on when the Chromebook is in use, only about ~hour/day. I think a laptop is better option for my parents t...
by Rienzi
Fri Sep 13, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Laptop for aging parents
Replies: 43
Views: 2998

Laptop for aging parents

Hello Bogleheads - I come in search of advice. My parents are in need of a laptop. Some considerations - needs to fit a tight(er) budget, but want something quality (I think the budget rules out a Mac) - they have currently have iPhones - teaching them to use said iPhones was not difficult, but they...
by Rienzi
Thu Jul 18, 2019 11:33 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Garage Organization
Replies: 57
Views: 5598

Re: Garage Organization

For shelves I used Knape & Vogt Fast Mount. A little pricy, but durable. Looks nice too.
https://www.knapeandvogt.com/store/fast-mount

+1 for Wall Control. Very satisfied.
by Rienzi
Sat Jul 06, 2019 6:52 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Cloud storage: Best cross-platform, family-shareable service? Google Drive / One vs. Dropbox vs. who else?
Replies: 23
Views: 2575

Re: Cloud storage: Best cross-platform, family-shareable service? Google Drive / One vs. Dropbox vs. who else?

We had to choose a cloud option for our family a few years ago, choosing between Apple, Google, Microsoft, and OneDrive. Eventually went with Microsoft Office 365. We also looked at some of the lesser known but more privacy focused options. - We are a very Apple heavy family. But, I start a new phot...
by Rienzi
Fri Jun 14, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Detergent free laundry systems
Replies: 2
Views: 461

Re: Detergent free laundry systems

Yes, we read that article several times. But my significant other (who can be picky about such things) was always satisfied with the result. It was the quality of the machine that we were mostly concerned with.
by Rienzi
Fri Jun 14, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Detergent free laundry systems
Replies: 2
Views: 461

Detergent free laundry systems

Hi everyone, interested in gathering some opinions. My better half got interested in the detergent-free laundry systems a few years back. We tried PureWash, which uses ozone (supposedly) to clean the laundry. The concept is great - no (little) detergent, odor free, only use cold water, etc. We’ve ha...
by Rienzi
Sun Feb 24, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Claiming vehicle depreciation
Replies: 1
Views: 237

Claiming vehicle depreciation

Dear Bogleheads - quick question. Can I claim vehicle depreciation on my taxes, for business use of a new vehicle purchased in 2018? I am a field based employee for a large corporation (I receive a W2). I am required to use my own vehicle for own travel, which is extensive. I am reimbursed every mon...
by Rienzi
Sun Oct 28, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Washing machine/dryer shopping
Replies: 38
Views: 3132

Re: Washing machine/dryer shopping

I've always heard good things about Speed Queen. Not the fanciest, but well built with nice warranty.
by Rienzi
Mon Oct 22, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Rebalance 401(k) and Roth
Replies: 10
Views: 994

Re: Rebalance 401(k) and Roth

The 401k is traditional. Separate Roth. My wife doesn't currently have a Roth. She is a full time wife/mom (I have a really good life), can we still open a Roth for her, and max out her contributions? Using a backdoor Roth... I'll make sure to max 401k, I have not been doing this. You should max out...
by Rienzi
Sun Oct 21, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Rebalance 401(k) and Roth
Replies: 10
Views: 994

Re: Rebalance 401(k) and Roth

Thank you for the responses! As I continue to put more into my retirement, would it make the most sense to do a backdoor Roth with the extra? I'm already maxing match to 401(k)

Disregard...megabad just answered. Thank you all, I appreciate your time and thoughtfulness.
by Rienzi
Sat Oct 20, 2018 10:59 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Rebalance 401(k) and Roth
Replies: 10
Views: 994

Rebalance 401(k) and Roth

Hello everyone, Would any of you have a few moments to look at my scenario below and offer some suggestions? Emergency fund : 3 months Debt: Home : 110k @ 3% Tax Filing Status : Married Filing Jointly, 2 elementary age kids Tax Rate : 24% Federal, 5.75% for Virginia Age : Late 30s Desired Asset allo...