danbobtx

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Thu Apr 17

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danbobtx replied to the Credit Cards and Consumer Debt board. 8:39 PM

Re: My week of credit card reduction

Good deal

If, when winter comes, the leaf removal becomes too much, call those guys. Till then, keep in mind, that a dollar saved is like $2 earned (from the Wealthy Barber).

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danbobtx replied to the Renewable Energy board. 4:37 PM

Re: Abengoa: Cellulosic ethanol plant Hugoton,

Haywool

Recently a 57 MW biomass power plant, and a 200 MW biomass plant with natural gas supplement came online in my area.

the 57 MW plant is already closed except for peaking/summer demand, and the other plant is only staying [more]

Fri Apr 11

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danbobtx replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 10:15 PM

Re: Ideal time to sell Used Car

The ideal time to sell a used car is probably right now, as low income folks are getting their tax refund checks and can afford to splurge on a new to them clunker.

Both the Rogue and Forester get decent gas mileage but not great.
one [more]

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danbobtx replied to the Credit Cards and Consumer Debt board. 9:18 PM

Re: Budget!

First off, if you lived near me, I'd manage your leaves for $20/ man hour.

More seriously, without getting in to what your neighbors are doing, I'm going to make the following recommendations:

I'm sure the fertilizer and lawn [more]

Wed Apr 9

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danbobtx replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 8:01 PM

Re: New Car Fever Again

Lea77 - brakes are a wear item - rotors wear out, and get more prone to warping as they wear out. If you delay in replacing brake pads when you should, you can really chew through rotors.

The rate of wear on brakes depends, in part, on the [more]

Tue Apr 8

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danbobtx replied to the Credit Cards and Consumer Debt board. 8:57 PM

Re: Budget!

see this website:
http://go.salliemae.com/content/edServicing/federalLoans/in-...

3rd option down is what I suggest - it will not change your interest [more]

Sun Apr 6

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danbobtx replied to the Credit Cards and Consumer Debt board. 8:13 PM

Re: Budget!

Not throwing stones - hopefully you and your DH make some progress on this.

Do you or DH ever accrue paid vacation that is not typically used? You might look at using some of that vacation to give your nanny a few days off unpaid. [more]

Sun Mar 30

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danbobtx replied to the Credit Cards and Consumer Debt board. 11:30 PM

Re: Budget Help

A few comments:

If replacing the car, you'll want to look at improving your gas mileage and/or anything you can reasonably do to lower the insurance.

Next up, you are at a critical point in terms of taxes - the top 20-30% of your [more]

Thu Mar 6

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danbobtx replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 12:01 AM

Re: Not Eligible for Annual Leave Payout

Srbmoney

Lets start by assuming you would be a federal employee, and not elected to a federal office or political appointee - some states have laws on the books to prevent "double dipping" that might apply if you are in a position [more]

Wed Mar 5

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danbobtx replied to the Paying Back Student Loans board. 9:33 PM

Re: Student Loan repayment study abroad issue

She may also want to get in touch the the ombudsman if AJ's suggestions don't work:
http://studentaid.ed.gov/repay-loans/disputes/prepare

Fri Feb 28

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danbobtx replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 8:10 PM

Re: Well pump

Some of the full service well or plumbing companies can probably run a camera down the well to see if there is an obvious flaw in the casing.

Packing issues can't be directly seen if the casing is intact -
If thats the likely culprit [more]

Thu Feb 27

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danbobtx replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 8:27 PM

Re: Well pump

If paper or fabric packing, around the well screen, it may have deteriorated and is allowing more sediment in.

Casing may have cracked and is allowing sediment in.

Wed Feb 12

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danbobtx replied to the Paying Back Student Loans board. 7:40 PM

Re: Pay off a loan or invest it?

Tax rates and other debt also matter -
If you have a car loan, credit card debit, or almost any other debt (besides a mortgage) you are probably better off paying off the other debt.

If you no longer qualify for the student loan [more]

Mon Feb 10

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danbobtx replied to the Renewable Energy board. 8:09 PM

Re: Wyoming Wind For California Grid

Ben -

I know you didn't write the article - the power values quoted are peak, which the wind farm will only hit infrequently.

Sat Feb 8

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danbobtx replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 9:21 PM

Re: Fridge Again

Because you aren't planning on moving the fridge, I'd tend to suggest looking at Craig's list or the local swap paper to see if you can find something newer and working, without taking a depreciation hit.

I'd also suggest you tart by [more]

Wed Feb 5

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danbobtx replied to the Renewable Energy board. 9:23 PM

Re: 80% of home buyers install solar

if there is infrastructure, natural gas is absolutely slaughtering heating oil on a $/BTU basis.

Propane is a spot shortage right now, and long term, prices will probably stay depressed, due to its co-production with natural gas and lighter [more]

Tue Feb 4

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danbobtx replied to the Pencils Palace board. 6:55 PM

Re: 80% of new homeowners choose SolarCity syste

Also,

Colorado is a pretty good state for this effort. It probably doesn't look as good in other power markets. Wonder how that long term arrangement will work when you sell your home.

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