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by CharacterCounts
Wed Jan 27, 2021 7:15 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: I-Bonds - purchase now or May
Replies: 14
Views: 1649

I-Bonds - purchase now or May

Interested in your rationale for purchasing now or later in May. Thanks.
by CharacterCounts
Tue Dec 29, 2020 9:40 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Treadmill
Replies: 39
Views: 2617

Re: Treadmill

Landice L7 - 17 years - used daily by 2-3 folks. A couple of warranty issues over the years. Great customer service and the company stood by the all parts lifetime warranty including providing new treadbelt when the old one wore out.
by CharacterCounts
Mon Nov 23, 2020 9:41 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Good Ceiling Fan Brands
Replies: 13
Views: 984

Re: Good Ceiling Fan Brands

We have two Hunter fans that have been spinning away 24/7 for 30+ years. No problems, not even small ones.
by CharacterCounts
Fri Oct 23, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Stationary Indoor Bikes
Replies: 33
Views: 2517

Re: Stationary Indoor Bikes

We've had no problems over 10 years with Lemond G-Force RT Recumbent Exerciser. They also make (or made - not sure now) an upright. Get's daily use along with Landice L7 treadmill.
by CharacterCounts
Thu Oct 08, 2020 9:42 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Recommendation for Treadmill Needed
Replies: 11
Views: 821

Re: Recommendation for Treadmill Needed

Landice L7 - 17 years - used daily by 2-3 folks. A couple of warranty issues over the years. Great customer service and company stood by the lifetime warranty including new treadbelt when old one wore out.
by CharacterCounts
Sat Sep 26, 2020 9:38 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Treadmill recommendations
Replies: 43
Views: 2860

Re: Treadmill recommendations

Landice L7 - 17 years - used daily by 2-3 folks. A couple of warranty issues over the years. Great customer service and company stood by the lifetime warranty including new treadbelt when old one wore out.
by CharacterCounts
Sat Sep 12, 2020 9:26 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: bare-bones phone and cheapest prepaid plan for a kid
Replies: 53
Views: 3533

Re: bare-bones phone and cheapest prepaid plan for a kid

Ting - https://ting.com/
Build your own plan. Have used it for a number of years and very satisfied.
by CharacterCounts
Thu Sep 03, 2020 10:00 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Cardio alternatives to treadmills?
Replies: 107
Views: 7629

Re: Cardio alternatives to treadmills?

Another vote for elliptical and recumbent bike. We have both in our home gym in our summer home. Octane makes nice home ellipticals that don't need a lot of headroom. I've also used their derivative machines (lateral ellipticals, etc.) at our club and I'm not a fan. Have not used their recumbent el...
by CharacterCounts
Sun Jul 12, 2020 9:28 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Water Heater Off for 3 Months - Restart Procedure Help
Replies: 16
Views: 826

Re: Water Heater Off for 3 Months - Restart Procedure Help

Before using hot water from water heater that has had its temperature turned down for a while suggest raising the temperature for an hour or so to kill any bacteria that might grow in the warm (not hot) water. Was told this from A.O. Smith customer service. Found them to be very helpful. Also recall...
by CharacterCounts
Wed Jun 03, 2020 9:20 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Airline refusing to issue refunds
Replies: 174
Views: 18206

Re: Airline refusing to issue refunds

SAS cancelled round trip flight and offered a refund. Originally told to expect refund in 30 days. When I inquired at 30 days I was told it will now be 90 days. Should I wait or file a complaint with the credit card (which I've never done before)?
by CharacterCounts
Thu May 21, 2020 9:56 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Signature FCU IRA Savings Rate 1.75%
Replies: 5
Views: 382

Re: Signature FCU IRA Savings Rate 1.75%

https://www.depositaccounts.com/banks/signature-federal-credit-union.html Their financials seem good. But, the review are mixed to so-so. One states a 900 days EWP. That is the steepest I've seen. Do a little research on them at the above listing. Thanks for the link. The 1.75% is for an IRA saving...
by CharacterCounts
Thu May 21, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Signature FCU IRA Savings Rate 1.75%
Replies: 5
Views: 382

Signature FCU IRA Savings Rate 1.75%

Signature FCU appears to have a very good IRA savings rate of 1.75%. They are a new name to me. Has anyone had experience with them?
by CharacterCounts
Thu May 14, 2020 9:38 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Peloton Treadmill: Anyone here own one..,,
Replies: 59
Views: 5738

Re: Peloton Treadmill: Anyone here own one..,,

UALflyer, The Sole F80 is a good quality treadmill, we looked at it during our treadmill research. And you are correct, the Landice L7 does have a smaller belt, and it is recommended for individuals under 6ft 3ā€; I am nowhere close to that šŸ˜€. For anyone over that height, Landice has the L8 with the...
by CharacterCounts
Wed May 06, 2020 9:12 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Vanguard Traditional IRA Brokerage Acct - mechanics
Replies: 1
Views: 192

Vanguard Traditional IRA Brokerage Acct - mechanics

I will be transferring funds from my Vanguard Traditional IRA Brokerage Acct to a bank IRA CD. Is there any reason to leave some small amount of money in the Vanguard acct or should I transfer all. The money may be transferred back to Vanguard in a few years (before RMD age).
by CharacterCounts
Wed Mar 25, 2020 9:46 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: My treadmill broke. Now what?
Replies: 36
Views: 2017

Re: My treadmill broke. Now what?

We use a Landice L7. Have used it regularly for 15 years or so. Comes with a lifetime warranty on parts. Expensive, but has held up to serious use. Glad we spent a little extra on it.
by CharacterCounts
Sat Jan 25, 2020 12:55 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: TurboTax Best Price
Replies: 13
Views: 2278

Re: TurboTax Best Price

The best price was on 12/28 and 12/29 (morning only I guess). Deluxe+State+$10 Amazon Gift card was around $39 Yes I ordered it from Amazon on 12/28/2019. Around $39 but I got a $10 Amazon gift card. It was odd that theTurboTax was only e-delivery but they had to ship out the $10 Amazon gift-card. ...
by CharacterCounts
Sun Apr 21, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: I-Bonds: Reasons for Choosing Beneficiary or Secondary Owner
Replies: 6
Views: 1337

I-Bonds: Reasons for Choosing Beneficiary or Secondary Owner

Trying to understand why one would choose an I-Bond Beneficiary vs. a Secondary Owner and visa versa. Specific situation is husband and wife and adult unmarried child. Full trust in all by all. Thanks.