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Forum: FIRE and Money 07-21-2015, 06:55 PM
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It appears the change was made at the very end of...

It appears the change was made at the very end of April. Our anniversary is in May. Another site had extensive discussion about the change and everyone with anniv dates at very end of April and later...
Forum: FIRE and Money 07-21-2015, 03:25 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,265
Posted By TrvlBug
They have recently changed the 6 mos. to 12 mos....

They have recently changed the 6 mos. to 12 mos. This will be the first time in a few years we have been able to use the certificate. You may have to make the reservation within 6 mos., but use has...
Forum: FIRE and Money 07-17-2015, 03:46 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,265
Posted By TrvlBug
Cash back for me...2% on all purchases on my AmEx...

Cash back for me...2% on all purchases on my AmEx and a Visa card. I also have a hotel card that gives me 5x points when used for hotel charges as well as 1 free night per year. Yearly charges on...
Forum: Other topics 07-17-2015, 12:46 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,803
Posted By TrvlBug
My KenKen's won't work w/o flash, so I'm stuck...

My KenKen's won't work w/o flash, so I'm stuck with it.
Forum: FIRE and Money 06-15-2015, 01:31 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,687
Posted By TrvlBug
My mom died at home and we sold the house w/in...

My mom died at home and we sold the house w/in the year in the late 90s (SF Bay Area). Multiple offers. A violent death might be different, but then again, it would depend on the housing market in...
Forum: Travel Information 06-15-2015, 01:18 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,230
Posted By TrvlBug
A couple of winery suggestions: Castello di...

A couple of winery suggestions:

Castello di Amorosa also known as the 'Castle.' The tour is well worth the $ and their wines are excellent.

St. Francis Winery has a wonderful set lunch with...
Forum: Other topics 06-11-2015, 08:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 535
Posted By TrvlBug
I'm so sorry for your loss...it doesn't get...

I'm so sorry for your loss...it doesn't get easier. We lost our girls at 19+/- about 4 years ago and it's been just recently that I don't tear up when thinking about them.

We had thought about...
Forum: Other topics 06-11-2015, 07:57 PM
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Views: 36,866
Posted By TrvlBug
I haven't read the entire thread, so don't know...

I haven't read the entire thread, so don't know if this has been addressed. But has anyone noticed that Amazon's prices are, in some/many(?) cases, higher than ordering direct from the company?

I...
Forum: Other topics 06-09-2015, 04:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 511
Posted By TrvlBug
I tried to file a complaint years ago and due to...

I tried to file a complaint years ago and due to the onerous process as described above, gave up. I do check firms out with the BBB figuring if they have complaints, it's time to move on to another...
Forum: Other topics 06-07-2015, 06:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 398
Posted By TrvlBug
All I've read about arbitration vs. court, is to...

All I've read about arbitration vs. court, is to avoid arbitration at all costs. We're going to be doing some big $ remodeling and if the GC insists on arbitration, they will not be on our short list.
Forum: Other topics 06-07-2015, 03:27 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,260
Posted By TrvlBug
DH and I have a policy of no computers on...

DH and I have a policy of no computers on vacations. That is until I decided to bring along the iPad last year. Now even on vacations I check e-mail 2x/day and do a couple of sudokos and ken-kens. DH...
Forum: Other topics 06-07-2015, 11:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 398
Posted By TrvlBug
In general, the only contracts I read are...

In general, the only contracts I read are service/warranty contracts. Can't wait until we engage the general contractor for our remodeling.
Forum: Other topics 06-06-2015, 04:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 325
Posted By TrvlBug
What he said. I have both, a color all in one for...

What he said. I have both, a color all in one for occasional color printing and a cheap b&w Brother laser for all my other printing. I buy 3rd party ink thru Amazon for both. A cheap Brother with...
Forum: Other topics 06-06-2015, 01:08 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 5,205
Posted By TrvlBug
OP here. As many of you, I have discovered the...

OP here. As many of you, I have discovered the overlooked bottled water or soda at the bottom of my grocery cart once I unload at the car. The reason I don't go back is because there have been a time...
Forum: FIRE and Money 06-05-2015, 08:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,877
Posted By TrvlBug
My favorite is the 20% off I get at Costco for...

My favorite is the 20% off I get at Costco for Peets coffee ($80 for $100 worth of cards). I stock up when it's on sale for $70 for $100, getting the 2% Executive membership discount as well as my 2%...
Forum: Other topics 06-05-2015, 08:05 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 5,205
Posted By TrvlBug
What a Moral Dilemma

I, as I am sure many of you, have had to make the decision whether or not we tell company that they have under-charged us. I've gone both ways, most of it happening at the grocery store with...
Forum: Other topics 06-05-2015, 05:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,001
Posted By TrvlBug
At 518' elevation in the SF Bay Area and 17 miles...

At 518' elevation in the SF Bay Area and 17 miles from the Pacific... ...oceanfront property here we come :dance:.
Forum: FIRE and Money 06-03-2015, 02:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,042
Posted By TrvlBug
I'll have to remember this when DH retires next...

I'll have to remember this when DH retires next year and we roll over his 401K, well north of $1m to IRA. We're w/Fido and don't receive any of these offers.
Forum: FIRE and Money 06-03-2015, 01:45 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 12,013
Posted By TrvlBug
A gift that large, with the correct paperwork,...

A gift that large, with the correct paperwork, reduces your federal $5.4M lifetime exemption by $2M. No federal taxes for you or the recipient.
Forum: Other topics 05-19-2015, 10:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 297
Posted By TrvlBug
I did some more research (have to read it in more...

I did some more research (have to read it in more detail) and it appears they really are interested in the house and housing in the area rather than me. Once you're on the list, they will interview...
Forum: FIRE and Money 05-19-2015, 09:39 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 12,984
Posted By TrvlBug
Yup, and unfortunately, they don't read the...

Yup, and unfortunately, they don't read the Sunset book :laugh:. The back yard is protected by a deer fence so i can have my roses and flowers. The front has been populated with drought tolerant,...
Forum: FIRE and Money 05-18-2015, 09:33 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 12,984
Posted By TrvlBug
+1. We live on the Peninsula and have no...

+1. We live on the Peninsula and have no intention of moving. We've looked around with the idea of moving to a less expensive area, however, there is no area that meets all of our criteria. A few...
Forum: Other topics 05-17-2015, 09:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 297
Posted By TrvlBug
American Housing Survey (AHS)

Our address was selected and I am trying to research this survey conducted by the Census Bureau every 2 years via HUD. Got the letter a couple of days before taking off on vacation and the rep showed...
Forum: FIRE and Money 04-30-2015, 10:34 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,190
Posted By TrvlBug
Who carries the insurance? Wouldn't you still...

Who carries the insurance? Wouldn't you still need some type of auto policy to cover you in the event you cause an accident? Same if you use rental cars.
Forum: FIRE and Money 04-28-2015, 07:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 953
Posted By TrvlBug
I was hoping the switchover to a new non-Costco...

I was hoping the switchover to a new non-Costco AMEX would be automatic and will probably just wait and see...perhaps the rep was mistaken. Have several Visa cards w/excellent rewards, so no need for...
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