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Old 09-24-2015, 06:27 PM   #81
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Most effective savings move?

Switching to a passively managed portfolio of index funds with no 'financial adviser' attached. That got rid of a huge 'invisible' expense.
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Old 09-24-2015, 06:58 PM   #82
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So satisfying to figure the problems it and seems there is a YouTube video available for every repair. He also uses the various forums for specific cars to help diagnose stuff.
Totally. The IACV and throttle body work was entirely done via Google and YouTube. I don't think any of this stuff is really terribly hard, but just getting under the hood can be intimidating. I've found cracking the code on these problems is, as you said, extremely satisfying (and saves money, too!)
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Totally. The IACV and throttle body work was entirely done via Google and YouTube. I don't think any of this stuff is really terribly hard, but just getting under the hood can be intimidating. I've found cracking the code on these problems is, as you said, extremely satisfying (and saves money, too!)
I replaced the vehicle speed sensor (VSS) on my Honda a while back. There was a great YouTube video that some saint had made and posted that showed some tricks which made the whole thing simple. I wouldn't have tried the repair without the online guidance.
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Old 09-24-2015, 09:54 PM   #84
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The two cats we've rescued over the past 10 months have reduced the need for our arguably-bourgeoisie monthly Paratex small rodent pest control service. Granted, the cats are still underwater when you factor in their food & pet insurance, but $60/mo cost reduction is better than our dogs or young kids are pulling. Good kitties
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