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Mon Sep 15

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YewGuise replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 2:39 PM

Re: Marriott--Tip Envelopes in Rooms Program

From the link:

...few realize that they’re also expected to tip the people who clean their hotel rooms every day...
30 percent of guests don’t tip...


So, the 70% who do tip are "few"?

Also, among the [more]

Sun Sep 7

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YewGuise replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 2:42 PM

Re: OT - menu for party?

Thanks, all! Lots of great ideas!

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YewGuise replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 10:09 AM

Re: What color wood floors do you like?

Dark floors make the whole room look too dark, once all the furniture is in. Light floors look very modern and Scandinavian (actually, that's been the "modern" look since the 1950's, so I guess it's not really modern any more, but it does [more]

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YewGuise replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 9:22 AM

Re: Handling an increase in income

...owning our home free and clear is a priority for us.

Why?
There are some good reasons, such as:
- Having no mortgage when the children go to college, so you can use your income at that point for college instead of mortgage [more]

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YewGuise replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 9:12 AM

Re: Handling an increase in income

Housekeeping is something I already help with and we will likely be getting some help with.

"Help"? Without your wife, you'd have to do it all. Most cleaning services are weekly or biweekly, and will dust, vacuum, & mop, [more]

Sat Sep 6

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YewGuise replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 4:55 PM

Re: OT - menu for party?

Is there a place where you can buy a whole big platter of sushi?

Yes, exactly. I brought a platter from Whole Foods to a potluck a few years ago, and it disappeared pretty quickly. Since then, I've found a couple of very nice [more]

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YewGuise posted to the Living Below Your Means board. 4:20 PM

OT - menu for party?

I'm planning a neighborhood get-together at my house 6-8 pm on a Saturday, and am looking for suggestions regarding what to serve. It'll be buffet-style. There will be about 20 people. So far I'm planning:
- Cheese & crackers
- Green [more]

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YewGuise replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 4:05 PM

Re: Handling an increase in income

I recently received a job offer that will substantially increase take home pay, with better benefits, and will of course, take it.

Congrats!

...possible upgrades to improve ... marketability of our house...
There is a
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YewGuise replied to the Buying or Selling a Home board. 12:01 AM

Re: Offer-bidding against listing realtor

...the listing agent is interested in this house for himself as an investment, and since he will be able to see all the bids, he can beat the highest bid by $100 if wants ...

Ah, but can he offer all cash? If not, your offer might be [more]

Thu Sep 4

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YewGuise replied to the Buying or Selling a Home board. 10:13 PM

Re: Agreed To Work Not Completed As Part Of Closing

Yep, looks like you'll have to have the work done on your own dime. If the sellers were still local, I'd advise taking them to Small Claims Court for reimbursement, but since they aren't, never mind. The sellers' agent isn't responsible for verifying [more]

Tue Sep 2

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YewGuise posted to the Get Organized! board. 4:08 PM

That'll do it!

Been meaning to host a party for awhile. Just hit "send" on the invitations. Ready or not, people will be here.

That'll motivate me!

YG
does better with deadlines

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YewGuise replied to the Buying or Selling a Home board. 3:58 PM

Re: Offer-bidding against listing realtor

The listing agent's clients do have an advantage, but there are a lot of other variables, so your best bet is to focus on your own offer and not worry about the others.

When I was in a bidding war (as a buyer), my agent advised, "Go in [more]

Sat Aug 30

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YewGuise replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 9:18 PM

Re: Free Credit Scores

www.annualcreditreport.com

Note that only the credit report is free. To obtain your credit score, there's an add'l fee.

Fri Aug 29

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YewGuise replied to the Buying or Selling a Home board. 8:40 PM

Re: Second home for Relative?

My mom was in a DelWebb 55+ community for several years. It was okay, but we really learned the meaning of "condo commando".

My father moved to a DelWebb 55+ community about 10 years ago. Note that "55+" only means [more]

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YewGuise replied to the Replies I'd Like To Make board. 5:18 PM

Re: Re: Guarantor Issue

My thoughts were snarkier.

Thu Aug 28

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YewGuise replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 4:44 PM

Re: Living through remodel - tips?

My remodel was supposed to take 3 months. It took 6. Which was fine, I was kind of anticipating 6.

...do you think it will be annoying to have food prep in the downstairs rec room but fridge in the garage?

Yes. Put the fridge [more]

Tue Aug 26

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YewGuise replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 8:15 PM

Re: Dressing up -- shoes

Ballet flats...

Yep, especially if they're metallic or a bright color, such as
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YewGuise replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 6:07 PM

Re: Bathroom vanity light

...hate to add more polished brass to this room even if I can find it!

It's OK now to mix metals; in fact, similar to clothing, "matchy-matchy" is dated.

I think dark bronze will coordinate very well with brass [more]

Mon Aug 25

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YewGuise replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 5:26 PM

Re: Property Drainage Issue Involving Neighbor

...I spoke with a few landscapers and ... the general consensus is fill gulley with soil, weedmat, rip rap type stone layer on top of that and some large boulders at the top to help slow the flow and spread it amongst the rock area gently so to [more]

Mon Aug 11

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YewGuise replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 9:46 AM

Re: Basement bathroom

Contractor is here now working to unclog it.

Depending on what he pulls out, he might be able to diagnose the cause of the clog. Either way, I'd have a plumber in who can send a camera down the line.

Even that's not 100%, [more]

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