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Forum: Other topics 07-05-2015, 09:56 AM
Replies: 780
Views: 35,546
Posted By John Galt III
I agree with you about bands shaking things up....

I agree with you about bands shaking things up. If done right, it can make the song more fun to hear. :) I really enjoy it when a band has the talent to go off into an improvisation in the middle of...
Forum: Other topics 07-04-2015, 09:05 AM
Replies: 780
Views: 35,546
Posted By John Galt III
No standing ovation stuff around here,...

No standing ovation stuff around here, thankfully.

What irks me is when the band is doing a cover of some famous song and the singer just has to alter the melody a little bit, which always sucks...
Forum: FIRE and Money 07-01-2015, 08:11 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,210
Posted By John Galt III
Up 1 %. No withdrawals.

Up 1 %. No withdrawals.
Forum: Travel Information 06-30-2015, 08:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 507
Posted By John Galt III
NWSTEVE, Thanks for the informative and...

NWSTEVE, Thanks for the informative and encouraging post. My parents may be making a claim using Wells Fargo credit card travel insurance.
Forum: FIRE Related Political Topics 06-28-2015, 08:50 AM
Replies: 438
Views: 13,899
Posted By John Galt III
I'm also fascinated by this drama. My interest ...

I'm also fascinated by this drama. My interest is in the etiology of it, and who benefited financially. I remember hearing reports of Goldman Sachs doing a sort of "pump and dump" of Greek bonds,...
Forum: Other topics 06-27-2015, 05:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 744
Posted By John Galt III
I wasn't asking for opinions, just suggestions...

I wasn't asking for opinions, just suggestions about refunds. Yes, it was a life-threatening situation. My brother's medical condition suddenly worsened and his wife called my parents to suggest they...
Forum: Other topics 06-26-2015, 06:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 744
Posted By John Galt III
Don't see what being an adult has to do with it....

Don't see what being an adult has to do with it. She wanted the most economical fare, of course. When she had to revise her travel dates, she had to pay the higher fare and change fees, and she did...
Forum: Other topics 06-23-2015, 07:17 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 960
Posted By John Galt III
Travelover, May I ask what brand and what...

Travelover,

May I ask what brand and what state you are in? $2,500 sounds like a good price. :) I'm in eastern Pa. New heat pump / ac combo with new indoor coil goes for around $5,000...
Forum: Other topics 06-23-2015, 06:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 744
Posted By John Galt III
Thanks for the replies. Yes, she used a credit...

Thanks for the replies. Yes, she used a credit card. Thanks for that suggestion! Her CC website says she has free trip interruption/cancellation insurance for up to $2,000. I will suggest she try...
Forum: Other topics 06-21-2015, 08:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 744
Posted By John Galt III
Refund of increase in airfare on last minute change, medical emergency

My mother had to make a last minute change in her United airline reservation ("non-refundable" tickets) due to a medical emergency involving my brother. After the change, the airfare went from $260...
Forum: FIRE and Money 06-16-2015, 09:07 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,911
Posted By John Galt III
One thing they got right (not the pundits, but...

One thing they got right (not the pundits, but NPR radio stations) was the 2008 real estate / derivative meltdown. I kept hearing dire warnings on radio stations about imminent collapse of real...
Forum: Other topics 06-11-2015, 11:20 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 822
Posted By John Galt III
Apparently I live in a music oasis. Free weekly...

Apparently I live in a music oasis. Free weekly outdoor concerts, in summer, thur, fri, sat, nearby at a venue which is (partially) funded by profits from a casino which was built about 7 years ago....
Forum: Other topics 06-11-2015, 11:06 AM
Replies: 780
Views: 35,546
Posted By John Galt III
Fast food places, like McDonald's, that force you...

Fast food places, like McDonald's, that force you to stand in the crowd and wait to be asked to order, by the cashier. No line, just a bunch of people standing in a crowd, hoping the cashier calls...
Forum: Other topics 06-10-2015, 06:58 PM
Replies: 780
Views: 35,546
Posted By John Galt III
People on radio or TV who are being interviewed,...

People on radio or TV who are being interviewed, and for some reason answer every question with *So, ......* Why on earth do they do it and who taught them it was normal???? Used to be these So...
Forum: FIRE and Money 06-10-2015, 05:48 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,953
Posted By John Galt III
Not from Vanguard, but from Fidelity, I've been...

Not from Vanguard, but from Fidelity, I've been getting snail mail urging me to sign up with some similar advisory service, *Financial Engines* (Fidelity 401K). Same fee: 0.3 % of assets, per...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 06-09-2015, 04:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 978
Posted By John Galt III
Jim, Thanks for the update. My insurance co keeps...

Jim, Thanks for the update. My insurance co keeps sending me letters reminding me I might be eligible for the expanded Medicaid here in Pa. I look forward to hearing your experiences with Medicaid. ...
Forum: FIRE and Money 05-29-2015, 06:09 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 5,787
Posted By John Galt III
I found some 60 W CFL on sale for 47 cents each,...

I found some 60 W CFL on sale for 47 cents each, so bought a few and installed 2 so far, as old incandescents burned out. The light is noticeably dimmer than incandesent when you turn it on, but...
Forum: Other topics 05-28-2015, 07:44 AM
Replies: 2,115
Views: 121,837
Posted By John Galt III
National Geographic Magazine. I almost threw...

National Geographic Magazine. I almost threw these out during some decluttering. I have the time to read them now. I can now relax enough to actually follow the stories, no voice in the back of my...
Forum: Young Dreamers 05-26-2015, 10:03 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,478
Posted By John Galt III
Ah memories! I used to hate my 1 hour commute...

Ah memories! I used to hate my 1 hour commute each way whenever the job was tough sledding, but I didn't mind it when I was looking forward to being there. And I remember some days on the way home...
Forum: Life after FIRE 05-21-2015, 01:07 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,899
Posted By John Galt III
ERD50, I would browse forums like...

ERD50,

I would browse forums like alt.frugality.something, a newsgroup. I don't think it exists anymore. Also rec.autos.tech, which does exist. After I found a few models that other like-minded...
Forum: Life after FIRE 05-21-2015, 08:56 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,899
Posted By John Galt III
Part of the problem is that IMO the car makers...

Part of the problem is that IMO the car makers don't think the average car buyer cares about maintainability. I always check the *ease of maintenance* of any car before I buy it. Currently have a...
Forum: Life after FIRE 05-20-2015, 08:23 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,899
Posted By John Galt III
The Nissan dealer is always trying to get my GF...

The Nissan dealer is always trying to get my GF to change her *in cabin air filter* for $60, when she comes in for her oil changes. Once they even removed it, to show her how dirty it was. She called...
Forum: Stock Picking (Individual Security Analysis) 05-18-2015, 09:22 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,380
Posted By John Galt III
+1. I hope it does not happen, but if...

+1. I hope it does not happen, but if municipalities allow water to be privatized, seems like the gouge potential is enormous.
Forum: Life after FIRE 05-17-2015, 07:55 PM
Replies: 908
Views: 47,218
Posted By John Galt III
LOL. I did find some replacement clips on...

LOL. I did find some replacement clips on eBay. Prices ranged from $32 brand new, down to $10 used, for one clip. Free shipping. Anyway, I think I can live with it for now, just won't look at...
Forum: Other topics 05-17-2015, 11:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 251
Posted By John Galt III
Does it hold 4 qts max? 4 cylinder? I'd just...

Does it hold 4 qts max? 4 cylinder? I'd just check it every 500 miles and top up, and not stress. Probably just burning it up through worn rings, valve seals, whatever. Non fatal problems. A V8 with...
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