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by Doom&Gloom
Tue Jan 26, 2021 12:10 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks in free fall
Replies: 21317
Views: 2887978

Re: U.S. stocks in free fall

Marseille07 wrote: Mon Jan 25, 2021 11:50 pm /es -0.7%. Brace for impact!
If there is impact, the free fall is over.

Good news or bad news?
by Doom&Gloom
Mon Jan 25, 2021 12:38 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks continue to soar!
Replies: 12330
Views: 953218

Re: U.S. stocks continue to soar!

We demand an explanation when the stock market does not soar!
by Doom&Gloom
Mon Jan 25, 2021 12:35 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Where do you buy your pet supply?
Replies: 29
Views: 1263

Re: Where do you buy your pet supply?

We initially tried to shop locally. We tried very hard, but the employees at the store were almost uniformly too hard to deal with. I honestly don't understand how they stay in business.

Now we are Chewy customers. So far, so good.
by Doom&Gloom
Mon Jan 25, 2021 12:31 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Do you cover your AC compressor in winter?
Replies: 29
Views: 2389

Re: Do you cover your AC compressor in winter?

In the southeast US. Never considered it. Never had any indication that one went bad due to the elements.
by Doom&Gloom
Wed Jan 20, 2021 11:42 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks continue to soar!
Replies: 12330
Views: 953218

Re: U.S. stocks continue to soar!

i just put 25% of my 401k in. What does that mean? i was holding off till the 20th to go all in. but instead of going all in, i'm just doing 25% in s&p500. the rest stays in cash. Well you already missed out on a 4% gain in a few weeks. What's your long-term plan? Probably good you didn't go 10...
by Doom&Gloom
Tue Jan 19, 2021 6:52 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: HBOMax Has Me Confused
Replies: 35
Views: 3407

Re: HBOMax Has Me Confused

lthenderson wrote: Tue Jan 19, 2021 6:24 pm
Small Law Survivor wrote: Tue Jan 19, 2021 6:17 pm And, I'm wondering whether a three year old Roku Express is too old to access HBOMax - any thoughts on that?

My Roku is probably seven or eight years old and I can access HBOMax and most of the other channels people talk about on here.
Same here.
by Doom&Gloom
Sat Jan 16, 2021 3:35 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: High School Graduation Gifts
Replies: 41
Views: 5922

Re: High School Graduation Gifts

Found this old topic. It discussed gifting to other people's kid. I have a high school senior son. I'm looking for ideas on how to celebrate his graduation including gifts. He has latest Iphone and stuff. Nowadays, they consider anything school related as school supply. For example, if I buy an App...
by Doom&Gloom
Fri Jan 15, 2021 4:33 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Wife's access to things after my death
Replies: 74
Views: 6223

Re: Wife's access to things after my death

Another thing I don't think has been mentioned is that she needs to start paying all recurring bills. If that means from your account until you can establish a joint account, then do that. Guide and supervise her as necessary for as long as it takes for both of you to become comfortable that she can...
by Doom&Gloom
Fri Jan 15, 2021 10:57 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks continue to soar!
Replies: 12330
Views: 953218

Re: U.S. stocks continue to soar!

dogagility wrote: Thu Jan 14, 2021 11:07 pm
Stinky wrote: Thu Jan 14, 2021 8:19 pm This “soaring” thread has passed 12,000 posts.
Who's going to be the lucky 1,000,000th viewer of the thread! :happy
This thread will never go back down to 900,000 again. Take that to the bank!
by Doom&Gloom
Fri Jan 15, 2021 10:54 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks in free fall
Replies: 21317
Views: 2887978

Re: U.S. stocks in free fall

Gut-wrenching!
by Doom&Gloom
Thu Jan 14, 2021 9:25 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Got my stimulus check, how about you?
Replies: 200
Views: 13987

Re: $600 stimulus

I received my first payment via direct deposit, and my second payment via paper check Same for me which I thought was odd. I actually haven’t received the check yet though. Get my payment site says it was sent on 1/6. Do you recall about how long it took for yours to arrive? Same for us as well. &q...
by Doom&Gloom
Thu Jan 14, 2021 10:43 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks continue to soar!
Replies: 12330
Views: 953218

Re: U.S. stocks continue to soar!

I just spent the last hour de-risking my portfolio. 65% stocks, 35% gold & bonds. Who is to say the next market meltdown won't be 60%+ instead of 50% as in the GFC, and it may not bounce back so quickly. Investors who are 100% stocks will be looking very foolish this year. A super bear holding ...
by Doom&Gloom
Tue Jan 12, 2021 2:45 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Wide Shoe Sizes: Where to buy? (online or B&M)
Replies: 27
Views: 1345

Re: Wide Shoe Sizes: Where to buy? (online or B&M)

As a wearer of 4E or 6E (also with high instep), I'll add a vote for New Balance. However, in my experience their sizing seems to wander all over the place with various styles, so a willingness to return them is necessary. I have not bought a pair of shoes in a B&M store in nearly 30 years. I ju...
by Doom&Gloom
Mon Jan 11, 2021 10:23 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Purchasing an overpriced vintage item
Replies: 26
Views: 2138

Re: Purchasing an overpriced vintage item

I would not pay a premium for something that I was already calculating the re-sale value for.
by Doom&Gloom
Fri Jan 08, 2021 4:34 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Wife needs hearing aids, cost concerns
Replies: 26
Views: 1820

Re: Wife needs hearing aids, cost concerns

I did costco once, but their tech wasnt good. They are out of network for durable medical equipment so insurance only paid $500. The delta was about $2000. Next set came from dr. Since they are a "public hospital" they got them at reduced rates. My hospital is in my network for durable me...
by Doom&Gloom
Tue Jan 05, 2021 9:26 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Got my stimulus check, how about you?
Replies: 200
Views: 13987

Re: Got my stimulus check, how about you?

Odd that we received our first stimulus electronically via the associated bank information contained on our 2018 federal tax form. Subsequent to receiving our first payment, we filed our 2019 federal taxes and the IRS successfully withdrew our taxes owed electronically but from a different bank acc...
by Doom&Gloom
Tue Jan 05, 2021 7:15 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Got my stimulus check, how about you?
Replies: 200
Views: 13987

Re: Got my stimulus check, how about you?

Odd that we received our first stimulus electronically via the associated bank information contained on our 2018 federal tax form. Subsequent to receiving our first payment, we filed our 2019 federal taxes and the IRS successfully withdrew our taxes owed electronically but from a different bank acc...
by Doom&Gloom
Tue Jan 05, 2021 3:50 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Nurse practitioner as primary care provider?
Replies: 76
Views: 5939

Re: Nurse practitioner as primary care provider?

MD/DOs have more training than a nurse practitioner. A NP can never match the knowledge you get from medical school and residency. I would much rather be seen by a MD/DO than a NP. Whether I like it or not, the trend is for mid-level providers to take over more of the primary care role. +1 Although...
by Doom&Gloom
Mon Jan 04, 2021 3:05 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks in free fall
Replies: 21317
Views: 2887978

Re: U.S. stocks in free fall

whats causing the S&P drop? read comments on Coke and Boeing but....? CNBC had a headline that "McDonald’s will launch 3 chicken sandwiches next month as it doubles down on chicken" so maybe that's it. I mean, now that is really news. Clearly the market is anti-chicken. Or thinks McDo...
by Doom&Gloom
Mon Jan 04, 2021 1:18 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks in free fall
Replies: 21317
Views: 2887978

Re: U.S. stocks in free fall

I knew it! Somebody pumped up this market at year's end simply to increase my RMD, and then let the air out of it to let it find the level where it should have been all along. If I ever find out who is responsible I'm going to beat them with my tinfoil hat.
by Doom&Gloom
Mon Jan 04, 2021 1:10 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Hotels for travel through Georgia?
Replies: 37
Views: 2521

Re: Hotels for travel through Georgia?

On the way down Kennesaw looks like a winner. On the way back, I'm thinking around the Chattanooga area I75/I24. This is about the same distance/time length as Indy to Kennesaw (always depending on traffic of course). Chattanooga area suggestions? If you are continuing on I-75 N through Chattanooga...
by Doom&Gloom
Sat Jan 02, 2021 5:23 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best age for "bucket list" trips with kids
Replies: 40
Views: 2845

Re: Best age for "bucket list" trips with kids

13 to 15. Once they get semi serious girlfriends/boyfriends or a car which enables much more time to hang out with their friends, a long trip will just be taking them away from their busier social life. +1 I was going to say 14-15 is prime time. Although DS had a great trip with us at age 15 when h...
by Doom&Gloom
Sat Jan 02, 2021 10:16 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: No stimulus check:
Replies: 19
Views: 1692

Re: No stimulus check:

Not in that category, but I'm certain my response would be "Not yet."
by Doom&Gloom
Fri Jan 01, 2021 8:53 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Where to get an adult IQ test?
Replies: 19
Views: 1526

Re: Where to get an adult IQ test?

Bogle7 wrote: Fri Jan 01, 2021 8:44 pm One simple question.
What is the name of the Lone Ranger’s nephew’s horse?
Victor.

Do I win money or only worthless IQ points?
by Doom&Gloom
Fri Jan 01, 2021 3:05 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Coffee bean grinder
Replies: 65
Views: 4062

Re: Coffee bean grinder

I'm loving the Virtuoso+ and also finding the timer to be a real plus (heh heh). I find the timer quite handy because I can start the grind and walk away. But, I don't use the timer to establish the dose. I put in what's right (by weight) and the timer just means I don't have to come back to turn i...
by Doom&Gloom
Fri Jan 01, 2021 1:20 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Coffee bean grinder
Replies: 65
Views: 4062

Re: Coffee bean grinder

My Cuisinart DBM-8 Supreme Grind Automatic Burr Mill has performed well over the years but it showing it's age and is a candidate for replacement. Based on reviews here and elsewhere, an upgrade that I'm considering is the Baratza Encore or Baratza Virtuoso+. Both get excellent reviews and recommen...
by Doom&Gloom
Thu Dec 31, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: How much cash do you hold in your investment account?
Replies: 53
Views: 4422

Re: How much cash do you hold in your investment account?

I've had $0.04 in mine for nearly a year now. I'm waiting for the right opportunity and the right moment to put it to work.

j/k. It's in my settlement account and quite annoying.
by Doom&Gloom
Thu Dec 31, 2020 12:14 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What kind of sunglasses?
Replies: 110
Views: 7092

Re: What kind of sunglasses?

Another thought - I am surprised that people aren't bigger fans of wrap around sunglasses (so many recommended have a Way Farer type design). My understanding is that many of the rays that are potentially troublesome for eyes and skin, enter not just head on, but through the sides of the frames. I'...
by Doom&Gloom
Wed Dec 30, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Removing a White Oak from Side Yard
Replies: 41
Views: 2640

Re: Removing a White Oak from Side Yard

Wow! That's some serious bidness! Thanks for the update.
by Doom&Gloom
Wed Dec 30, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks continue to soar!
Replies: 12330
Views: 953218

Re: U.S. stocks continue to soar!

I might have to buy me a truck. Maybe a used Toyota with a lightly used reverse gear and an over-sized bed!
by Doom&Gloom
Wed Dec 30, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Recumbent bike recommendation
Replies: 3
Views: 330

Re: Recumbent bike recommendation

I've had a Schwinn 250 since 2012. I've been happy with it even though my usage has dwindled over the years though no fault of the machine. It has been the only type of exercise equipment I've found that does not hurt my back to use. It has held up well. The screen is not the most intuitive to use, ...
by Doom&Gloom
Tue Dec 29, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Bathroom remodeling - price/value considerations
Replies: 30
Views: 2471

Re: Bathroom remodeling - price/value considerations

If you plan on staying in the house please make it to suit yourselves, so a shower large enough for a tall husband and leg shaving is a priority. $15-20K doesn't seem unreasonable but for $20K don't sacrifice any of your wants. Is the tub a priority? Stand alone soaking tubs are beautiful but they ...
by Doom&Gloom
Mon Dec 28, 2020 10:47 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Are Strong Passwords Really Necessary?
Replies: 313
Views: 15282

Re: Are Strong Passwords Really Necessary?

So I continue to play with Keepass pw manager, the only pw manager I can install on my work computer... and think I have google drive working OK so multiple devices can use the same database file... but among the complications I have... are 3 sets of passwords /1/ business and professional pw, some...
by Doom&Gloom
Mon Dec 28, 2020 1:40 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: 2020: Lessons learned
Replies: 237
Views: 15713

Re: 2020: Lessons learned

Not learned, but reinforced:

That sitting on your butt is not only comfortable but usually the correct strategy.
by Doom&Gloom
Sat Dec 26, 2020 10:08 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Child will soon need a car. What would be the best approach?
Replies: 56
Views: 2964

Re: Child will soon need a car. What would be the best approach?

We went with Option #2 hoping that the 10 y/o Toyota would last him the rest of HS and through his 2nd year in college. It lasted him all the way through graduation, but it sustained much wear and tear on both the exterior and interior. Though that wear and tear was hard for me to watch, it was far ...
by Doom&Gloom
Sat Dec 26, 2020 12:13 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What To Do About Ghosts -- Moving Back to Hometown
Replies: 29
Views: 2307

Re: What To Do About Ghosts -- Moving Back to Hometown

Reality did not meet your expectations. When choosing where to live, weight reality more heavily than expectations.

I like keeping up with people in my hometown and visiting every 5-10 years for reunions, but I would never entertain the thought of moving back there.
by Doom&Gloom
Fri Dec 25, 2020 6:52 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: What NON-frugal thing did you do today?
Replies: 161
Views: 11343

Re: What NON-frugal thing did you do today?

GeoMetry wrote: Fri Dec 25, 2020 6:28 pm I spent $150 on a tool because I thought I would do the work myself then I paid someone else who already owns the tools $200 to do the work for me.
Some of my best tool purchases have been for things that convinced me that I was unable or unwilling to do the work.
by Doom&Gloom
Fri Dec 25, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What is a price to pay for a good pair of sunglasses???
Replies: 31
Views: 1986

Re: What is a price to pay for a good pair of sunglasses???

Maui Jim at Costco for $100 is probably the best deal out there. https://www.costco.com/sunglasses.html?refine=ads_fbrand_ntk_cs%253A%2522Maui%2BJim%2522%7C That is what I did earlier this year for my first pair of "good" non-prescription sunglasses of my life following cataract surgery s...
by Doom&Gloom
Fri Dec 25, 2020 2:31 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: MERRY CHRISTMAS & Happy Holidays to all: Best Holiday Gift you have ever had or given and afforded or not afforded $$$.
Replies: 44
Views: 3525

Re: MERRY CHRISTMAS & Happy Holidays to all: Best Holiday Gift you have ever had or given and afforded or not afforded $

I have no idea of the best gift I ever gave. However, the best Christmas gift I ever received was a .410 double-barreled J C Higgins (Sears Roebuck) shotgun when I was 10 y/o. Nothing since has compared to my joy when I saw that > 60 years ago. It probably has not been fired in 55 years, but I still...
by Doom&Gloom
Mon Dec 21, 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Surveys
Replies: 9
Views: 469

Re: Surveys

Not me. I love them. They give me a chance to offer a thumbs up or thumbs down if I want to. If I see one I don't want to complete, I hit "Delete." If I decide that it is too burdensome while filling one out, I delete that one and forget about it. Getting surveys via email is so much bette...
by Doom&Gloom
Mon Dec 21, 2020 11:13 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks in free fall
Replies: 21317
Views: 2887978

Re: U.S. stocks in free fall

Doom&Gloom wrote: Sun Dec 20, 2020 3:58 pm What ever happened to "Buy on the rumor; sell on the news"?

Just asking :twisted:
So it wasn't different this time? 8-)
by Doom&Gloom
Sun Dec 20, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks in free fall
Replies: 21317
Views: 2887978

Re: U.S. stocks in free fall

What ever happened to "Buy on the rumor; sell on the news"?

Just asking :twisted:
by Doom&Gloom
Sat Dec 19, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Spouse's Bad Password Habits
Replies: 46
Views: 3581

Re: Spouse's Bad Password Habits

I feel your pain. I have given up hope of trying to change DW's password practices very much, but this is what I do: It was a struggle, but I eventually convinced her to use different passwords on every site. However, many are similar to others. I store all of her passwords in my password manager as...
by Doom&Gloom
Fri Dec 18, 2020 6:07 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Pragmatic "audiophile" receiver recommendations
Replies: 105
Views: 6369

Re: Pragmatic "audiophile" receiver recommendations

I would suggest getting a 2020 model over a 2019 model. The one you listed is 2019. With any technology purchase the latest is better. Denon, Marantz and Onkyo are all good. Personally I would not buy a “refurb”. That means it broke and was repaired at least once. Dismantling a home theater setup t...
by Doom&Gloom
Thu Dec 17, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Pragmatic "audiophile" receiver recommendations
Replies: 105
Views: 6369

Re: Pragmatic "audiophile" receiver recommendations

I would think that some reading (and posting questions) on the AVS Forums would yield some great information. I'm a huge Denon fan and have three of their AVRs but the newest is several years old. If you are going to be doing home theater as well as music, I suspect that you will be disappointed wit...
by Doom&Gloom
Mon Dec 14, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What are you listening to now
Replies: 1296
Views: 77396

Re: What are you listening to now

Artful Dodger wrote: Mon Dec 14, 2020 7:14 pm
Vtsax100 wrote: Mon Dec 14, 2020 5:41 pm Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass. Whipped Cream. 😁
Good album! Decided to listen to for a bit. A Taste of Honey - there’s a blast from the past. Talented businessman as well.
+1

I'm pretty sure I still have the vinyl album I bought 50+ years ago.
by Doom&Gloom
Mon Dec 14, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How to watch all NFL games
Replies: 81
Views: 4871

Re: How to watch all NFL games

Unless you want to follow every game of an out-of-market team, I would strongly recommend checking to see if the NFL Red Zone channel is available. IMO it is the best thing to happen to broadcast football games since Monday Night Football.
by Doom&Gloom
Sun Dec 13, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks continue to soar!
Replies: 12330
Views: 953218

Re: U.S. stocks continue to soar!

OuterBanks wrote: Sun Dec 13, 2020 7:21 pm It feels like tomorrow might be the biggest day ever for the stock market.
In which direction?
by Doom&Gloom
Sat Dec 12, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best < $100 purchase?
Replies: 136
Views: 16471

Re: Best < $100 purchase?

How ever many tickets to see great bands live $100 bought me. Good one! I'll steal it and broaden it to include all musicians. A couple I happen to remember the prices for: The Beatles--$5.50 Townes van Zandt--$3.00 Nanci Griffith w/Lyle Lovett opening--$3.00 Robert Earl Keen--$3.00 Lyle Lovett--$5...
by Doom&Gloom
Wed Dec 09, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks continue to soar!
Replies: 12330
Views: 953218

Re: U.S. stocks continue to soar!

Vtsax100 wrote: Wed Dec 09, 2020 11:26 am [Embedded animated GIF removed by admin LadyGeek. Here's the link: https://i.imgflip.com/3awjaf.gif ]
LOL!