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PSUEngineer replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 5:24 PM

Re: Bought a used Nissan Leaf

A loot of the Leafs have very few miles on them it seems. Likely eco-greenies bought them for 3rd and 4th cars and tired of them quickly....or just use them for a few trips a week. Ones with few miles go for higher prices - I'm not sure [more]

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PSUEngineer replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 3:51 PM

Re: Anyone recognise what I'm describing?

I don't know where they get them, but a number of places around me (central TX) are selling heavy duty plastic barrels formerly used to hold foodstuffs. Some have large screw-on tops while others have a maybe 3" plugged hole. You can get [more]

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PSUEngineer replied to the Great Movies board. 12:51 PM

Re: Films you watch again and again

Animal House
Die Hard
Liar Liar
Rocky (original)
National Treasure
Platoon

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PSUEngineer replied to the Great Movies board. 12:45 PM

Re: Rogue One - SPOILERS

I don't know what you expect. You're tired of the Storm Troopers' uniforms. This movie takes place between the SW #3 and #4. How can you drastically change the uniforms when they're already set for that time period? Now if you said [more]

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PSUEngineer replied to the Climate Change board. 10:27 AM

Re: Burning wood for energy ignites fierce acade

Please provide a reference.

http://deq.nc.gov/about/divisions/air-quality/air-quality-da...

Two thirds down the webpage, [more]

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PSUEngineer replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 10:21 AM

Re: Hey guess what? They can do it after all

That is not really a big issue. The only location that counts for sales tax purpose is delivery location. I often order Christmas/Birthday presents to be delivered in West Vancouver or even for when I'm there. The BC tax rate is lower than the [more]

Mon Mar 27

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PSUEngineer replied to the Climate Change board. 5:28 PM

Re: Burning wood for energy ignites fierce acade

I read through the thread. Let's not pretend that turning wood into pellets is a low emission process. Everyone concentrated on either the harvesting of the wood or the shipping of the pellets to Europe. Nobody mentioned that turning wood into [more]

Sat Mar 25

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PSUEngineer replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 4:57 PM

Re: Scraping by on $500K a year

$500K a year is not a lot of money.

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Fri Mar 24

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PSUEngineer replied to the Retirement Investing board. 12:20 PM

Re: 4% Rule Redux

Aside from health insurance, why continue to work?

My FIL at age 75 continues to work because he enjoys it.

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PSUEngineer replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 9:55 AM

Re: Refrigerator blues

If her Samsung filter is anything like the one on my Samsung refrigerator, an oil wrench or strap wrench will not help. There is nothing on the sides to grab since the filter goes in a hole between the produce drawers.

Here's an image [more]

Thu Mar 23

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PSUEngineer replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 10:28 AM

Re: Americans Die with an Average of $62K of Deb

Yahbut... you can't really call that "debt" if you usually pay in full every month.
I usually have pending charges on my credit card, too, but I check it pretty often and I pay in advance enough to cover what is already owed PLUS
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Wed Mar 22

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PSUEngineer replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 2:26 PM

Re: Americans Die with an Average of $62K of Debt

Among the 73 percent of consumers who had debt when they died, about 68 percent had credit card balances.

I'm surprised it's not higher. I'll be in that 68% having credit card debt since I usually have pending charges at [more]

Tue Mar 21

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PSUEngineer replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 10:32 AM

Re: Basing life on what you can afford

That IS a consideration!

What percentage of heirs wind up spending money foolishly that was accumulated by someone who was thrifty?

How does a frugal person deal with estate planning issues?

That's one I haven't
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PSUEngineer replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 10:06 AM

Re: Refrigerator blues

**I didn't have the filter in properly. I couldn't get it to turn any more so I thought it was seated as much as it would be. He said I might have to get someone who has the power to turn it in completely. Grrrrrr!

It is [more]

Mon Mar 20

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PSUEngineer replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 10:36 AM

Re: Heating the MBA

It doesn't meet your attractiveness test but my wife has been using one each morning for over 20 years.

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Sun Mar 19

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PSUEngineer replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 11:20 PM

Re: Basing life on what you can afford

There is no reason to spend money on things you not need or want.

Did you see SP's post on the home board where each day he uses a quart of rain water heated on a wood stove to bathe? Maybe he should splurge and use a gallon of [more]

Sat Mar 18

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PSUEngineer replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 9:43 PM

Re: Mixed feelings about GoFundMe instead of flo

That's a good idea, SP. Thank you. I think I'll add that to my instructions. Though I suspect there will be a memorial of some kind, too. And come to think of it, they'll need to have beer and hard cider and the family recipe chocolate [more]

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PSUEngineer replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 9:41 PM

Re: Mixed feelings about GoFundMe instead of flo

You could donate your body to a body farm. Vultures in Texas sounds interesting.

http://forensicoutreach.com/library/5-places-to-leave-a-body...

Wed Mar 15

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PSUEngineer replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 11:07 PM

Re: Clean Energy Will Transform Daily Life

Now we know why you never made it through 6th grade math. Here is Tim's calculation explained:

$160,000,000,000 per year divided by 25,000,000 cars in CA* = $6,400 per car per year

I own 4 cars, I do not spend $25,600 every
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PSUEngineer replied to the Atheist Fools board. 10:41 AM

Re: 2005 tax return

A two page 1040 from 12 yrs ago is NOT going to tell us much. The possibility exist that drumpf leaked this 2 page document himself to quell some of the cries for his tax returns. Is this 2 page document going to help anyway? I doubt it very much. [more]

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