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Forum: FIRE and Money Today, 08:46 AM
Replies: 507
Views: 33,838
Posted By ERD50
I need bread, so I make the dough. -ERD50

I need bread, so I make the dough.

-ERD50
Forum: Other topics Yesterday, 08:01 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,029
Posted By ERD50
A friend of mine did that after his home was...

A friend of mine did that after his home was broken into. Insurance paid replacement cost for everything, so he had all brand new stuff.

Got the dog, the dog chewed up a lot of that brand new...
Forum: Other topics 09-19-2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 193
Posted By ERD50
I bought this for MIL/FIL - nice big numbers and...

I bought this for MIL/FIL - nice big numbers and display

AT&T CL2939 Corded Phone, Black, 1 Handset

Amazon.com : AT&T CL2939 Corded Phone, Black, 1 Handset : Corded Telephones : Electronics...
Forum: Other topics 09-19-2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 207
Posted By ERD50
Ours is ~ 26 YO, never covered through N IL...

Ours is ~ 26 YO, never covered through N IL winters. Never had any maintenance or repair done, other than me just making sure the fins were free of leaves and weeds and such.

Just one data point,...
Forum: Other topics 09-19-2014, 08:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 193
Posted By ERD50
Right - the OP was not clear about this. Are we...

Right - the OP was not clear about this. Are we talking mobile phone or a home corded/cordless phone? Big difference.

-ERD50
Forum: Other topics 09-17-2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,047
Posted By ERD50
I replaced the blower motor (inside furnace/AC...

I replaced the blower motor (inside furnace/AC circulating fan) a few years back - cost $100, and was a pretty easy job. IIRC the variable speed motors were more like $400.

So check that out,...
Forum: FIRE and Money 09-17-2014, 12:28 PM
Replies: 507
Views: 33,838
Posted By ERD50
Well, in that case, my vote is for "The Four...

Well, in that case, my vote is for "The Four Yorkshiremen"!

Wait, this isn't an argument, it's merely contradiction! .... :laugh:

-ERD50
Forum: Other topics 09-17-2014, 12:19 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,190
Posted By ERD50
Agree with that as well. And that's...

Agree with that as well.



And that's another thing that makes the whole tipping process a farce. How am I, as a customer, supposed to know the inner-workings of the pay scale and benefits of...
Forum: FIRE and Money 09-17-2014, 10:08 AM
Replies: 507
Views: 33,838
Posted By ERD50
Yes, the replies do seem rather...

Yes, the replies do seem rather machine-predictable. Hmmm, but the poster/Soviet-bot did learn to drop the question mark for each sentence, though I suppose a machine could learn that.



Can I...
Forum: FIRE and Money 09-17-2014, 09:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,065
Posted By ERD50
Right, $1M is now pretty far from the estate tax...

Right, $1M is now pretty far from the estate tax range, so the OP should have no concerns regarding any estate taxes or complex plans - nothing to avoid, estate tax wise.


I think that needs to...
Forum: FIRE and Money 09-17-2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 669
Posted By ERD50
Sorry, can't have it both ways. Don't tell...

Sorry, can't have it both ways.

Don't tell me you aren't a cheater, then ask about if it's OK to cheat because 'everyone does it'. Ethics are ethics and cheating is cheating. If you had just said...
Forum: Other topics 09-17-2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,190
Posted By ERD50
Right, just pay them, don't ask me to pay for a...

Right, just pay them, don't ask me to pay for a room and then try to determine a 'fair' wage for your employees. That's the responsibility of the employer.


I don't get it - most of my hotel...
Forum: Other topics 09-17-2014, 09:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 253
Posted By ERD50
Yes. In addition, I wish we could all get over...

Yes. In addition, I wish we could all get over this archaic 'I eat lunch at noon, and am in bed by midnight' thought process, and just go to GMT (or UTC or whatever they call it now), and drop this...
Forum: Other topics 09-17-2014, 07:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 237
Posted By ERD50
He said he cleared the codes with a scanner, that...

He said he cleared the codes with a scanner, that does essentially the same thing as unhooking the battery. He did that and the codes came back right away. There is no 'see what happens', it already...
Forum: Other topics 09-16-2014, 11:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 237
Posted By ERD50
But he already cleared the codes. ...

But he already cleared the codes.




-ERD50
Forum: Other topics 09-16-2014, 01:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 237
Posted By ERD50
If they came right back on, then it must be...

If they came right back on, then it must be something that is detected almost immediately and triggered the CEL again. Otherwise it would be off. Some codes require some driving time before they will...
Forum: FIRE and Money 09-16-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 507
Views: 33,838
Posted By ERD50
Totally agree. But there's another...

Totally agree.



But there's another (more likely IMO) explanation. Since BMW's are seen as status symbols, some status seeking jerks will buy them if they can scrape up the money for a lease....
Forum: Stock Picking (Individual Security Analysis) 09-15-2014, 09:15 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,536
Posted By ERD50
Depends on the benefit structure. At Mega-Corp,...

Depends on the benefit structure. At Mega-Corp, the cost of benefits for hourly employees were pretty close to half their pay. So paying time-and-a-half was not much more expensive than straight...
Forum: Other topics 09-12-2014, 10:05 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,232
Posted By ERD50
Maybe this is what you are thinking of (from...

Maybe this is what you are thinking of (from wiki):



But also....



So I don't think the 'tens' of millions is a big % of the country.
Forum: Stock Picking (Individual Security Analysis) 09-12-2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,536
Posted By ERD50
That doesn't sound very good to me. Having to...

That doesn't sound very good to me. Having to "know someone" to get hired means that some more deserving people don't get a shot at a good job. That kind of favoritism also is at the center of a lot...
Forum: Other topics 09-12-2014, 06:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 470
Posted By ERD50
I've come across the info on how many tens of...

I've come across the info on how many tens of thousands complaints have been filed against some of these scammers (Rachel?).

And when they do actually take some one to court, the fines are...
Forum: Other topics 09-12-2014, 04:04 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,232
Posted By ERD50
Yep. I always thought that recent history was...

Yep. I always thought that recent history was overlooked in school. It was like they hadn't got around to writing the textbooks yet, or it was too recent to be looked at independently. But I think we...
Forum: Other topics 09-12-2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,232
Posted By ERD50
Well, I was aware of that, but I imagine we all...

Well, I was aware of that, but I imagine we all have knowledge lapses in areas others might assume are common knowledge. Maybe you skipped school that day? :laugh:

But this brings up an...
Forum: Stock Picking (Individual Security Analysis) 09-12-2014, 07:00 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,536
Posted By ERD50
Perhaps. However, is there any shortage of people...

Perhaps. However, is there any shortage of people willing to take the job? Then I guess it must offer something at least as good as other options.

Question: Do you routinely pay more than the...
Forum: Stock Picking (Individual Security Analysis) 09-11-2014, 10:01 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,536
Posted By ERD50
I also saw some articles on this a few weeks...

I also saw some articles on this a few weeks back. They sure didn't sound like independent contractors to me.

One of the requirements I had always heard is that the independent set their own work...
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