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Sat Feb 18

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elQu replied to the Best Travel Spots/Tips board. 10:06 AM

Re: Best websites to buy airline tickets

Orbitz can offer some very weird and ridiculous routes.


True dat. I once found a flight from BOS to LIS on SATA/Air Azores with a listed *72-hour* layover in Ponta Delgada, Azores. Same flight connections didn't exist on [more]

Fri Feb 10

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elQu replied to the Buying and Maintaining a Car board. 7:30 PM

Re: Car Ideas

We have a 95, 98. Our 2000 we just sold. The head gasket went. It was in issue in older models 2.5 engines (never the larger 3.2's) but was resolved after 2005 +/-. But we decided to let it go to a Subaru mechanic for a decent price, as is, [more]

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elQu replied to the Buying and Maintaining a Car board. 4:00 PM

Re: Car Ideas

Subaru Outback.

Wind noise was an issue an older models (our 2000 was terrible) but it's Bern imoroved. And a test drive will tell you if it's good enough for you.

Laura

Tue Feb 7

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elQu replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 4:09 PM

Re: Get rid of your credit card, stop buying cof

Our IHG hotels card had an 80,000 point sign-up promo last year. The annual fee is only $49 PLUS it entitles you to a free anniversary night at ANY IHG property anywhere in the world. So you can use it at resort properties that would normally be [more]

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elQu replied to the Health and Nutrition board. 8:39 AM

Re: Video Cam vs Colonoscopy

This topic's come up before.

There's an approved medical option for prep that doesn't involve drinking the various concoctions:
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Sat Feb 4

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elQu replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 1:29 PM

Re: This guy usually knows what he's talking

I never drink the stuff. Haven't for many years. DH dropped most of it several years ago. Occasionally on the road, or rarely at home, he has a craving to have a fizzy soda with a meal.

Many of his meals are reimbursed when he's on [more]

Sat Jan 28

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elQu replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 6:12 PM

Re: Americans mostly spend on 3 things

While I haven't added it up, I am pretty sure mine isn't either.

I am betting travel.

Laura

Fri Jan 27

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elQu replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 5:04 PM

Re: Americans mostly spend on 3 things

My #1 expense isn't in any of the top three categories.

Horse (wise*ss answer)

College (practical answer)

Or retirement funding

Laura

Tue Jan 24

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elQu replied to the First World Problems board. 6:30 PM

Re: 1980s ?

Does the coupon have a code on it that maybe you can enter in the remarks field with online bill pay? Can you email or Whatsapp/Skype call the organizer to see if there is a workaround that can work for you?

Laura

Sun Jan 22

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elQu replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 9:04 PM

Re: Evil Credit cards

Laura, what happens when your 360 Visa debit card is lost or stolen.

Can they (the their or whoever finds the card) drain your account?

If so, does Capitol One 360 Visa reimburse you?

iirc all but $50 is credited to my
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elQu replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 7:26 PM

Re: Evil Credit cards

We don't/won't have anything to do with debit cards which offer little, if any, protection if lost or stolen.

I find the Capitol One 360 Visa debit card useful for foreign travel. 0% foreign transaction fees and no ATM fees. I [more]

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elQu replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 6:49 PM

Re: Poll: Could you afford to buy your home?

As I type, I'm sitting in the car outside a 2 bedroom house in West London, that's on sale for "Offers in excess of £825,000". (I'm waiting for DH.). I saw the for sale sign and sheer curiosity drove me to looking up the [more]

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elQu posted to the Living Below Your Means board. 5:16 PM

OT: Disclaimer Madness

Seen in a cough syrup commercial featuring a bright orange, cartoonish mock-up of a man who has used the product - "Demo man is not a real man. He is a man in spirit only"

Laura
I sense a lot of memes could be written with that [more]

Thu Jan 12

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elQu replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 2:45 PM

Re: Cell Phone Question(s)

I just added the TextNow app to my android phone which allows me to send and receive texts and calls for free over wi-fi. Seems to work OK.

Another fan of WhatsApp for WiFi calls and more. You might find it has a bigger user base, [more]

Wed Jan 11

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elQu replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 2:52 PM

Re: Pet Grooming Glove

On the topic of pet hair removal (rather than allergenic vs hypoallergenic pets) a rubber dishwashing glove helps with removing pet hair from upholstered furniture. Just put it on and use it to "sweep up" the hair. The rubber gives a bit of [more]

Sat Jan 7

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elQu replied to the Buying and Maintaining a Car board. 5:29 PM

Re: Sealing the garage floor

Tile gives a nice wow factor too, even with simple tile. Possibly might help resale value, or at the very least make your listing stand out and sell faster (yes, I know you're not selling now :)) Also, you never have to worry about tires [more]

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elQu replied to the Buying and Maintaining a Car board. 4:26 PM

Re: Sealing the garage floor

Whatever you put down, follow manufacture instructions about applying to newly/recently cured cement. Make sure sufficient time has passed or you may have a bond failure.

Laura

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elQu replied to the Buying and Maintaining a Car board. 4:23 PM

Re: Sealing the garage floor

That's "stains ", not stsibs. That sounds like a communicable disease.

And Happy Balloon Day, down under!!!

Laura

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elQu replied to the Buying and Maintaining a Car board. 4:20 PM

Re: Sealing the garage floor

In addition to what was mentioned, another possible option - tile.

Commonly used in both personal residences and professional repair garages in Portugal. You probably would need something rated for below-freezing temps.where you are, unless [more]

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elQu replied to the Buying and Maintaining a Car board. 3:51 PM

Re: old car charitable donation valuation?

Late to the thread, but in our state, junk yards are not giving anything for scrap cars. They just pick them up for free, period.

I recently got rid of a 2000 Subaru Outback manual tranny with a blown head gasket and lots of undercarriage [more]

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