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    Bullock has even less of a chance than the Woo...

    Bullock has even less of a chance than the Woo Woo lady. Id consider myself pretty well informed about the current crop of candidates but i had to go wikipedia this guy to find out who he was. Ive...
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    Ugggh. THe steroids he's doing now have made him...

    Ugggh. THe steroids he's doing now have made him eat more. Lots more. He'd dropped 2 pounds, but has since regained most of that, presumably because of the steroids.

    I'm leaving tomorrow for...
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    When do you let a pet go?

    As I mentioned on a different thread my cat likely has cancer in his nose/sinuses and is not likely to live for too much longer. He's an old guy, 15 1/2 years old, so he's had a good life. He seems...
  4. Thread: Boy, that Dow

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    Sadly that option is definitely gone and not...

    Sadly that option is definitely gone and not likely to ever come back.

    I recall reading somewhere that before the great depression hit the standard was that stocks should pay a higher dividend...
  5. Thread: Vision Improving?

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    My last eye doc appointment he said my vision had...

    My last eye doc appointment he said my vision had improved one notch in both eyes and reading had gotten one notch worse. So he just lessened the distance by one step. I was amazed at how much this...
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    Indeed. I had a coworker years ago that wore...

    Indeed. I had a coworker years ago that wore readers. One day he left them in his car at the train station in NJ. When he got to NYC he stopped at the drug store to pick some up so he could be...
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    Someone needs to quote nancy reagan to him.

    Someone needs to quote nancy reagan to him.
  8. If palm springs was tornado prone I wouldn't...

    If palm springs was tornado prone I wouldn't either. But since the most likely "bad scenario" here is earthquakes a manufactured home actually seems like a good choice. After all, if it can...
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    This reminds me of what my eye doctor in NJ told...

    This reminds me of what my eye doctor in NJ told me 15 years ago. "as my father always said (he was an eye doc also, but had passed away by the time I had this conversation) if they tell you it's...
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    My parents were both quite frugal. Many of the...

    My parents were both quite frugal. Many of the activities noted above happened in my childhood home. Mom would buy 4 chunks of flannel each fall and make a shirt for each of us. Dad always did oil...
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    I also use keepass. My sister, who retired from...

    I also use keepass. My sister, who retired from a career in programming, focused on security, recommended it. It's shocking how many passwords I have. I have 146 different sites for which I have a...
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    Every 401k I've ever had included statements sent...

    Every 401k I've ever had included statements sent to me every month...
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    Geez. Im at the other end of the spectrum. I was...

    Geez. Im at the other end of the spectrum. I was super excited when i got old enough to be able to do the catch up contributions to my 401k. And with a 100% employer match on the first 6% this...
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    One of the things I liked about the debit card...

    One of the things I liked about the debit card mentioned in the article is that the parents could contribute more to it as interest on the savings sub-account. An alert kid would see that (or at...
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    SO had an air mattress when i first met him. (He...

    SO had an air mattress when i first met him. (He had moved cities every few years and had wanted to travel fairly light. ). My problem with it was that it was like sleeping on a trampoline. SOs a...
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    I hadnt bothered looking at my etrade account in...

    I hadnt bothered looking at my etrade account in a few months but was inspired by this thread to do so. While it is up about 17% for the year it actually said that i was down about .5% for the day...
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    Debit card to teach kids money skills?

    Randomly came across this article. It suggests that it might be a good idea to give your kids an allowance using a debit card. The thought process being that as we get more and more digital with...
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    I tend to agree with you. When I read about all...

    I tend to agree with you. When I read about all the limitations of what things like SNAP benefits can be spent on, etc, I just think to myself, "surely these people are in the best position to know...
  19. Thread: California fires

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    Apparently the fires have been mostly contained. ...

    Apparently the fires have been mostly contained. We're having odd weather though. Still no sign of rain in the forecast even though we're into November, well past the usual start of the rainy...
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    I also seem to recall reading somewhere that...

    I also seem to recall reading somewhere that almost all white cats with blue eyes are female and deaf. I wonder how much having a deaf cat affects how it socializes with people. Many years ago a...
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    Actually that's not 100%. Their mom looked just...

    Actually that's not 100%. Their mom looked just like them. We could've adopted her too but at 1 year old they were still trying to nurse. She wasn't having any part of it and kept swatting them...
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    I know this is an old thread and I'm probably...

    I know this is an old thread and I'm probably just in a sad mood because my cat is dying but the day we brought him and his brother home still rank at the top as far as great days. The day we...
  23. Back when we lived in Jersey City we lived in a 2...

    Back when we lived in Jersey City we lived in a 2 family house with another couple upstairs who had an adult child. Our block had families with lots of kids. Both halloweens that we lived there the...
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    I also agree with IL. That just sounds like a...

    I also agree with IL. That just sounds like a huge amount of work. I'd probably buy a nice fee simple home in palm springs for myself and SO and then spend some time figuring out where the money...
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    Reminds me of something I've often been told in...

    Reminds me of something I've often been told in work situations. Under promise and over deliver. Or phrased differently, it's important to manage people's expectations.
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