Earble

Earl Westerlund

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Wed Apr 20

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Earble replied to the Folly in New York board. 7:56 AM

Re: Primary day in NYS

Well, I only voted in one of them. ;-)

Earble
pedant since 1904

Tue Apr 12

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Earble replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 2:23 PM

Re: Poll: Choose my next car

My 2007 Subaru Outback has done so well for me that I keep forgetting it's nine years old with 163K miles on it. Very little rust - and I live in upstate New York. My next car will be another Subaru, assuming I need one. I'm turning 62 later this [more]

Mon Apr 11

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Earble replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 9:43 AM

Re: OT. Median house price

First house was bought for $24K in 1982, in a bad neighborhood in Rochester, NY. Mortgage was 16.25%. Definitely a starter home. Two years later, bought another house in a better neighborhood. In 2010 we bought our current house in Binghamton - the [more]

Mon Apr 4

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Earble replied to the Mechanical Investing board. 8:24 AM

Re: more bad news for moving averages for timing

I think the point is that the purpose of market timing is not to beat the market, but to keep us out of a horrible market.
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One thought: If this is true, then in my opinion timing would be entirely useless. If getting out of a horrible
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Thu Feb 11

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Earble replied to the Buying and Maintaining a Car board. 12:53 PM

Re: When to Drop Collision Coverage?

I took collision off of my beater minivan but kept comprehensive.

This is what I ended up doing. I decided that the collision wasn't worth it, given what I'd get back. Kept comprehensive.

Earble

Tue Feb 9

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Earble replied to the Retirement Investing board. 8:07 AM

Re: Working an extra year not worth it?

Yup. Retired at 56, don't regret it for a minutes.

Earble
Of course, it helps that I have a wife who loves her job

Mon Feb 1

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Earble replied to the Buying and Maintaining a Car board. 12:48 PM

Re: When to Drop Collision Coverage?

Thanks, peplow and Goofy. Still haven't decided. Maybe I'll wait another year till its 10th birthday, then drop it.

Earble
fan of round numbers

Sun Jan 31

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Earble posted to the Buying and Maintaining a Car board. 9:46 AM

When to Drop Collision Coverage?

Hi, all --

I just got my annual auto insurance bill, which contains a hefty increase over last year. It got me to thinking about whether it's time to drop collision coverage. Anybody out there have a rule of thumb as to when it's no longer [more]

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