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Wed Sep 17

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SRenaeP replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 2:34 PM

Re: Poll: Survival: Should you tip your YMCA/Church

It depends on whether or not the tip is tax-deductible.

-Steph

Mon Sep 15

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SRenaeP replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 4:08 PM

Re: Marriott--Tip Envelopes in Rooms Program

Also, who made this decision that we are 'expected' to tip. They get paid over minimum wage it sounds like. I consider myself 'expected' to tip waitresses, cab drivers and food delivery folks. I consider most of the rest optional, including maid [more]

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SRenaeP replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 4:06 PM

Re: Marriott--Tip Envelopes in Rooms Program

That's sort of weird to me. Why is a nonprofit working with Marriot to get hotel visitors to tip? I have no problems with the hotel equivalent of a tip jar, but lots of jobs are hard work, low pay and nobody tips for them.

Let's see. [more]

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SRenaeP replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 2:32 PM

Re: Marriott--Tip Envelopes in Rooms Program

It's definitely demanding grunt labor. I applaud Marriott's experiment.

I don't. It's Marriott's responsibility to pay their employees a fair wage, not mine. Why should I subsidize Marriott's labor rates? I'm all for tipping for [more]

Wed Aug 27

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SRenaeP replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 9:39 AM

Re: Dressing up -- shoes

As others have said, a couple hours into the wedding many people are barefoot because their dress shoes are really uncomfortable.

Sorry but this is a pet peeve of mine. I know lots of people do it but IMNSHO, it's tacky to go [more]

Tue Jul 29

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SRenaeP replied to the Best Travel Spots/Tips board. 9:12 AM

Re: Cell Phone for Europe trip?

The plot sickens. I called T-Mobile to inquire if I need my phone unlocked for a new SIM in Germany. After learning what an IMEI number is, and how to find it, the guy says my phone was not purchased from T-Mobile, according to their records. He [more]

Mon Jul 28

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SRenaeP replied to the Best Travel Spots/Tips board. 5:04 PM

Re: Cell Phone for Europe trip?

One of the reasons for calling back here is to pick up messages from the answering machine. Kinda rules Skype out. I will use Skype to call my Italian friend (He pronounces it Sky-Pe'). Calls from customers may need answers.

You can [more]

Mon Jul 21

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SRenaeP replied to the ROTJob's Cubicle board. 4:38 PM

Re: Millennial crybabies in the workplace

I have been working with one engineer chick and trying to mentor her in office politics a bit over the past year. She is an extremely talented engineer, but is clueless about the important stuff, like knowing how and when to play people for your [more]

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SRenaeP replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 9:59 AM

Re: Attic Fan Questions

We have an attic fan similar to the first one you listed (not solar though) and it definitely helps bring the upstairs temperature down. However, it doesn't bring it down enough to not have to run the upstairs AC.

-Steph

Thu Jul 17

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SRenaeP replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 7:58 AM

Re: Where to invest next?

I second the backdoor Roth IRA advice. Also, check to see if your 401k allows after-tax (not the same as Roth) contributions and in-service withdrawals or rollovers. If so, consider that as another way to get more tax-advantaged [more]

Tue Jul 15

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SRenaeP replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 8:24 AM

Re: OT:retail funk

The freshmen class where my daughter will be attending this fall has 1400 students going into the engineering program.

But what percentage will actually graduate with engineering degrees? There were a bunch of engineering majors my [more]

Mon Jul 14

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SRenaeP replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 2:11 PM

Re: OT:retail funk

Since I retired over a decade ago now, I've been steadily loading my recycle bin with many ponds of stuff. Much would be useable, if the right party could be located, but I'd rather see it go back to basics, scrap metal, plastic, glass, whatever [more]

Tue Jul 8

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SRenaeP replied to the Credit Cards and Consumer Debt board. 7:57 AM

Re: Credit score and applying for 2 credit cards?

Hello,

I’m looking for a low APR card with EMV chip and pin to use when I’m in Europe. Currently, I have pretty good credit (between 725 and 750 last time I checked a little over a year ago) and I’d like to keep my score strong. If I
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Mon Jul 7

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SRenaeP replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 1:56 PM

Re: OT? Funeral Home payment

The correct time to address it is before the funeral. Why render services (no pun intended) if no arrangements have been made for payment? I don't think the director was THAT out of line given the scenario but he shouldn't have put himself in that [more]

Fri Jun 27

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SRenaeP replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 9:09 AM

Re: Cell phone shopping

Hello,

I'm also cell phone shopping and looking at the Samsung Galaxy.

I was considering the iPhone but learned that one cannot replace the battery as has to be done by company or ?? and is pricy to replace.

Any
[more]

Wed Apr 23

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SRenaeP posted to the Moving Out of the Fast Lane board. 1:15 PM

What now?

I find myself being increasingly weary/disenchanted with the fast lane. But what do I do about it? I keep fantasizing about taking a 'gap year' of sorts but my fear is that once I get off the hamster wheel, I won't be able to get back on. While [more]

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