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by squirm
Mon Apr 19, 2021 10:30 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How to purchase a mattress that will last and be durable?
Replies: 2
Views: 244

Re: How to purchase a mattress that will last and be durable?

I don't have an answer. My wife and I were talking about this problem. I wish I could sleep in a mattress store overnight. My back is very picky about mattress and even an hour of laying on one isn't long enough to tell me if my back is going to hurt in the morning. Best thing is to ask about the re...
by squirm
Mon Apr 19, 2021 10:24 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Facemask Recommendations?
Replies: 40
Views: 2120

Re: Facemask Recommendations?

I always hear about "properly fitted". I'm not sure what exactly that means. I always thought it was extremely simple to wear a mask. Strap on mask and pinch nose piece. If beard is present, assume the effectiveness well drop like a rock. What am I missing?
by squirm
Sun Apr 18, 2021 9:02 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Vinyl Fence
Replies: 25
Views: 1478

Re: Vinyl Fence

It depends on the setting. In my neck of the woods, a vinyl fence would look out of place. It would clash with the cattle fencing.
by squirm
Sun Apr 18, 2021 5:30 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Quarter round molding
Replies: 33
Views: 1734

Re: Quarter round molding

Personally I hate quarter round molding floor jobs. Looks cheesy. I personally remove the base boards and install it underneath.
by squirm
Sat Apr 17, 2021 10:46 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How to get the best sleep?
Replies: 27
Views: 1890

Re: How to get the best sleep?

Hot shower before bed.
by squirm
Sat Apr 17, 2021 10:41 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How to get the best sleep?
Replies: 27
Views: 1890

Re: How to get the best sleep?

Sounds like a medical thread, red alert!
I have to have just the right mattress and pillows. Sometime my wife will use Benadryl.
by squirm
Sat Apr 17, 2021 6:58 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Contact Lenses Online?
Replies: 26
Views: 1335

Re: Contact Lenses Online?

Walgreens is usually pretty good.
by squirm
Sat Apr 17, 2021 6:53 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Facemask Recommendations?
Replies: 40
Views: 2120

Re: Facemask Recommendations?

Just buy the Armburst. Level 3, made in usa.
by squirm
Sat Apr 17, 2021 2:38 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Temp change in remote location - tell employer?
Replies: 35
Views: 2820

Re: Temp change in remote location - tell employer?

No, what would be the point.
by squirm
Sat Apr 17, 2021 2:32 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Oceanfront property and climate change
Replies: 17
Views: 1099

Re: Oceanfront property and climate change

Depends how far and high from the water. Personally I prefer acreage over waterfront.
by squirm
Fri Apr 16, 2021 1:48 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: can I get boglehead approval for a 70K truck?
Replies: 97
Views: 5374

Re: can I get boglehead approval for a 70K truck?

400k income and you want to buy 70k truck? :shock: Denied! Denied! Denied! Come back when you have 70 Mil portfolio, and it better be approval for a 3 yr old Camry that you will own and drive for at-least 200k miles. :D :-P 8-) No no, I hate those that post the "hi, I have 6 million in equitie...
by squirm
Fri Apr 16, 2021 1:43 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: can I get boglehead approval for a 70K truck?
Replies: 97
Views: 5374

Re: can I get boglehead approval for a 70K truck?

Everything is great and everyone is giddy while the trade is going their way. Once that breaks and the trade goes against them everyone gets upset and blames someone else. Always happens...but this time it's different, right?
by squirm
Thu Apr 15, 2021 10:41 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: C8 Corvette?
Replies: 44
Views: 3835

Re: C8 Corvette?

My wife asked me about this, if I was interested in buying one. I told her honestly I used to be interested in Corvettes and Vipers but nowadays if it's not powered by a battery, I'm not interested, mid-engine or not.
by squirm
Tue Apr 13, 2021 5:38 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Hoarding and Decluttering
Replies: 15
Views: 1425

Re: Hoarding and Decluttering

There really isn't any secrete to it. just go through a room a week or so and throw stuff away, give it away or both.
by squirm
Tue Apr 13, 2021 11:04 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: mortgage application for my widowed mother
Replies: 6
Views: 454

Re: mortgage application for my widowed mother

Nyc10036 wrote: Tue Apr 13, 2021 8:36 am
squirm wrote: Tue Apr 13, 2021 8:30 am My mother did.
Which company did she end up going with?
How long was the process?
Owning, very simple. Been through a lot of refi's, they are the best.
by squirm
Tue Apr 13, 2021 8:19 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Oral surgeon said we were legally required to give SS#, then they got hacked
Replies: 53
Views: 5877

Re: Oral surgeon said we were legally required to give SS#, then they got hacked

Didn't like almost everyone's ssn get hacked from the Equifax breach? I guess, welcome to the club.
by squirm
Sun Apr 11, 2021 5:09 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Which Credit Card to Get for Travel to Hawaii (looking for a bonus offer)
Replies: 19
Views: 1785

Re: Which Credit Card to Get for Travel to Hawaii (looking for a bonus offer)

Fly hawaiian airlines they give you more bonus points when you sign up in flight, I also signed my wife up last time we flew. Also southwest gives you more points in flight.
by squirm
Sun Apr 11, 2021 5:04 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Trip insurance for beach vacation?
Replies: 13
Views: 815

Re: Trip insurance for beach vacation?

We just came from a vacation in Colorado, flew over there, had a good time. We're doing our annual hawaii trip in may. Not worried about covid, just use reasonable precautions.
by squirm
Sun Apr 11, 2021 8:29 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Travel Trailer vs My Pickup Truck: Specs?
Replies: 54
Views: 3351

Re: Travel Trailer vs My Pickup Truck: Specs?

OP here. Back story now. I wanted to "dip my toe" into the RV life. An inexpensive option was to buy a small travel trailer and pull it with the truck I now drive. The advice and feedback I received here was invaluable and clear. The scenario will not work. I need a bigger truck or go the...
by squirm
Sat Apr 10, 2021 8:24 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Electric water heater for a confined space
Replies: 20
Views: 1260

Re: Electric water heater for a confined space

As you said, you're limited in options. Just get a plumber there and get his opinion and bid.
by squirm
Thu Apr 08, 2021 8:47 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Anyone buy a car using Costco Auto?
Replies: 28
Views: 5472

Re: Anyone buy a car using Costco Auto?

People use Truecar, Costco etc, because they don't like to negotiate or are intimated by it or it's more convenient. Nothing wrong with that.
by squirm
Wed Apr 07, 2021 9:54 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What EV to buy for 20k-25k?
Replies: 63
Views: 5504

Re: What EV to buy for 20k-25k?

Just get the Honda Clarity PHEV. Smoking deals, you can get a Touring for like $22k after incentives. Honda quality. Roomy interior that is quiet. It's not a BEV but close enough, never worry where the next charge is either but still do 80-90% driving on electric.
by squirm
Wed Apr 07, 2021 4:11 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Gmail asking for birthdate
Replies: 14
Views: 1674

Re: Gmail asking for birthdate

Google already knows your birthdate and everything else about you. Not sure why it's officially asking you but feed it some fake info of you get asked again.
by squirm
Wed Apr 07, 2021 9:54 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Advice for Parent struggling with recent retirement
Replies: 12
Views: 1801

Re: Advice for Parent struggling with recent retirement

He probably should seek a therapist.
by squirm
Wed Apr 07, 2021 9:38 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Retirement: Filling the time?
Replies: 98
Views: 11182

Re: Retirement: Filling the time?

Why don't you help the less fortunate or volunteer to help seniors? There's plenty of people with disabilities that need help too.
by squirm
Wed Apr 07, 2021 9:36 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: 2019 Porsche Macan Excessive Tire Noise: Options?
Replies: 54
Views: 3665

Re: 2019 Porsche Macan Excessive Tire Noise: Options?

Why would the dealer pay for new tires? Didn't you hear the road noise when you took it on a test drive?
by squirm
Wed Apr 07, 2021 8:42 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: The best $10,000 to $15,000 vehicle.
Replies: 42
Views: 3310

Re: The best $10,000 to $15,000 vehicle.

The used car market is very very large, nobody is smarter then it. In general you're not going to be able to beat the market by buying car A that depreciates faster instead of car B. So just buy a used Toyota or Honda as the market dictates.
by squirm
Tue Apr 06, 2021 1:45 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Should I replace 2 or 4 tires?
Replies: 55
Views: 3087

Re: Should I replace 2 or 4 tires?

Get the new set of four now, don't penny pinch on tires.
by squirm
Tue Apr 06, 2021 12:07 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Refilling printer cartridge with ink from another cartridge
Replies: 10
Views: 470

Re: Refilling printer cartridge with ink from another cartridge

Just ask the store if you can return it, tell them it was a mistake on your part. See what happens.
by squirm
Tue Apr 06, 2021 12:06 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Safe and secure car sale
Replies: 12
Views: 803

Re: Safe and secure car sale

Lots of past threads on this topic. Options are: Meet at bank and have them draw cashier's check in front of you Meet at bank and deposit cash immediately Receive Venmo, Paypal or Zelle payment <--- Don't do these Receive wire transfer Accept cash for purchase Do not: Accept cashier's check Accept ...
by squirm
Tue Apr 06, 2021 12:01 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: New home, new mortgage?
Replies: 8
Views: 815

Re: New home, new mortgage?

Everyone capable of paying off their mortgage early frets over this, there is no right or wrong answer it's really a personal preference. Perhaps the easiest is to pay half and see how you feel over time. Some people would rather have the cash but a mortgage and others vice versa. Personally I would...
by squirm
Mon Apr 05, 2021 4:35 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Buying pantry items in bulk
Replies: 22
Views: 1923

Re: Buying pantry items in bulk

Sam's club has free shipping with their exec membership. But I just buy most of that stuff in the store.
by squirm
Sun Apr 04, 2021 5:44 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Repair or Replace 2003 Toyota Corolla
Replies: 67
Views: 5631

Re: Repair or Replace 2003 Toyota Corolla

Sell it, buy yourself a nice replacement, enjoy it.
by squirm
Sun Apr 04, 2021 5:41 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Calling All Floor Experts
Replies: 24
Views: 2288

Re: Calling All Floor Experts

2. Is there a reason why your contractor won't prep the floor? 625' is very little surface area to cover, and a rental like this will take care of it quickly: https://www.homedepot.com/p/rental/EDCO-Concrete-Grinder-10-50200-HD/309419362 Because it creates an incredible mess, and unless there's an ...
by squirm
Sun Apr 04, 2021 5:33 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: My Next Car: Tesla S vs BMW 540iX
Replies: 25
Views: 2928

Re: My Next Car: Tesla S vs BMW 540iX

Test drive both cars, make the decision based off that.
by squirm
Sat Apr 03, 2021 4:46 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Uber ride — how to be sure windows will open?
Replies: 17
Views: 1939

Re: Uber ride — how to be sure windows will open?

I recently ordered an Uber only to learn that the backseat windows did not open. I think they were not designed to open, it wasn’t that they were not working. I cannot think of a normal 4-door car with no window controls but possible I guess. Just contact the driver from the app once they accept th...
by squirm
Sat Apr 03, 2021 4:28 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Should I reconsider Solar? Did I miss the boat?
Replies: 31
Views: 2260

Re: Should I reconsider Solar? Did I miss the boat?

Not sure why a poor response to a question determines if you want solar or not but if you're paying over 20c/kwh it's worth it. I was looking for some enthusiasm and certainly found it. I think if I look at my Ally 25K CD at 3% - that is subject to Tax - that money might be better used in a Solar r...
by squirm
Sat Apr 03, 2021 1:19 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Should I reconsider Solar? Did I miss the boat?
Replies: 31
Views: 2260

Re: Should I reconsider Solar? Did I miss the boat?

Not sure why a poor response to a question determines if you want solar or not but if you're paying over 20c/kwh it's worth it.
by squirm
Fri Apr 02, 2021 11:59 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: New Tool Suggestions
Replies: 31
Views: 2196

Re: New Tool Suggestions

I suggest Ridgid, lifetime warranty including the batteries, and quality tools, you can't beat that.
But first, make sure you know what you're doing.
by squirm
Fri Apr 02, 2021 11:12 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: toyota sequoia vs toyota sienna safety
Replies: 44
Views: 2674

Re: toyota sequoia vs toyota sienna safety

There picks are always done “in class”, to obscure the fact that, for instance, subcompact fatality rates are multiples of full-size fatality rates. Because: For safety: Sequoia Many are killed each year in single car accidents. In my neck of the woods, it is often someone in a big pickup or SUV dr...
by squirm
Thu Apr 01, 2021 7:02 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: toyota sequoia vs toyota sienna safety
Replies: 44
Views: 2674

Re: toyota sequoia vs toyota sienna safety

Why don't you review the data from iihs and national traffic safety study? That would be my go to place not an internet forum - everything else is noise.
by squirm
Thu Apr 01, 2021 2:36 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Pre buy Disney World tickets as inflation hedge
Replies: 43
Views: 7257

Re: Pre buy Disney World tickets as inflation hedge

If you don't want to wait in lines, go when it rains. Usually the rides remain open.
by squirm
Wed Mar 31, 2021 11:15 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What to do with 26 year old central AC unit?
Replies: 40
Views: 2693

Re: What to do with 26 year old central AC unit?

I would never pay for an annual "maintenance" or whatever they do. Wait until something breaks. I do simple things on ours, we have two units one for upstairs and one down. when a capacitor blows, i replace it, or the evaporator unit needs cleaning, blah blah blah. 22 years, is about the a...
by squirm
Tue Mar 30, 2021 12:04 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Tankless Water Heater - Struggling to Justify
Replies: 71
Views: 5908

Re: Tankless Water Heater - Struggling to Justify

We used to run out of hot water after a long shower, I just cranked up the heat all the way on the water heater no more running out of hot water. It's still going strong so can't justify a tankless yet.
by squirm
Sun Mar 28, 2021 11:01 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: exipred / obsolete propane jugs
Replies: 58
Views: 3922

Re: exipred / obsolete propane jugs

I found some old star handled propane tanks (long obsolete) and likely expired propane tanks (late 90s early 2000s vintage is my guess). They were kept out of the weather so they are not rusty. The only real issues it has the 5 star knob vs the modern 3 star which has some kind of internal safety v...
by squirm
Fri Mar 26, 2021 5:35 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: $7500 tax credit on EV purchase
Replies: 11
Views: 1788

Re: $7500 tax credit on EV purchase

I haven't heard good things about the ID.4 (not sure what the name is suppose to mean either).
by squirm
Thu Mar 25, 2021 10:12 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Digital persona - curating your online presence
Replies: 28
Views: 2078

Re: Digital persona - curating your online presence

No twitter. Facebook with no posts. This forum and one other with fake names. I was going to write something similar but why even have a Facebook account? My wife and I have neither Facebook or Twitter, never had any urge to create an account. We don't feel like we need the world to know anything a...
by squirm
Thu Mar 25, 2021 12:47 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Opening credit card for engagement ring?
Replies: 7
Views: 445

Re: Opening credit card for engagement ring?

I open new cards all the time just for the perks. Unfortunately I sometimes forget to close them and get hit with a yearly fee.
by squirm
Thu Mar 25, 2021 11:22 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: son to major in Business, advice on specialization requested
Replies: 60
Views: 2657

Re: son to major in Business, advice on specialization requested

I suggested my wife get her degree in accounting, she did. She's a manager at a large firm. She makes more money then me and I make good six figures. Not sure where you get it's boring and low pay. Accounting requires hard work to thoroughly understand and opens the door for many specialties. "...