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Wed Sep 17

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jeffbrig replied to the Credit Cards and Consumer Debt board. 10:30 PM

Re: where to begin

I find that adding a column for "minimum payment" can be useful when prioritizing paydown order. As stated above, the cheapest route is to pay down in order or highest rate. But there are circumstances where you may want to pay off one that [more]

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jeffbrig replied to the Buying and Maintaining a Car board. 5:16 PM

Re: Oil consumption

A qt every 1.6k isn't alarming, but it is some consumption.

I assume the oil on the dipstick looks like just oil, not a milkshake? With a turbo motor, a leaking head gasket can allow oil and coolant to mix - very bad when that happens. What [more]

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jeffbrig replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 10:24 AM

Re: What's in your emergency kit?

My emergency kit is generally formed around dealing with hurricane aftermath, where lack of utilities is the biggest concern. We sheltered in place for 7 days after a hurricane once with no utilities, and managed rather well. This isn't a small car [more]

Wed Sep 10

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jeffbrig replied to the Television Banter board. 1:18 PM

Re: Veronica Mars - The Movie

My wife liked the show, although I never really watched it. We saw the movie, it was decent. Nothing terribly memorable, but enjoyable enough.

What I really like about this movie was the fact that it was greenlighted after a fan-backed [more]

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jeffbrig posted to the Buying and Maintaining a Car board. 1:04 PM

Girl car no more?

Saw the reference in the previous thread to the miata as a "girl car". While they've always had awesome handling, I can agree the early Miatas were not exactly masculine in appearance.

But have you checked out the new ones Mazda [more]

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jeffbrig replied to the Buying and Maintaining a Car board. 12:57 PM

Re: Camry

Where do you put the baby seat?

In the passenger seat. Just pull the airbag fuse. (j/k)

Tue Sep 9

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jeffbrig posted to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 1:19 AM

LED high hats reviewed

DW and I have always tried to maximize the efficiency of our overhead lighting, for heat reduction as much as energy consumption (in perpetually hot S Florida). In our last place, we had 4 cans in the living room. We originally went with 65w [more]

Mon Sep 8

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jeffbrig replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 10:07 AM

Re: What color wood floors do you like?

Another FL homeowner here. My last house had engineered wood throughout, a light maple. Was great....until a pipe burst and the wood was damaged. We went with travertine tile, very popular in this area. Much more water resistant, lol...

In [more]

Wed Sep 3

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jeffbrig replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 5:12 PM

Re: You need $100K a year, at least?

But more often you hear of large homes going to small families. Two professionals w/o children.

What do you consider large? DW and I just bought a pretty generously sized 4/3, and it's just the two of us. We're using the extra [more]

Tue Aug 26

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jeffbrig replied to the Credit Cards and Consumer Debt board. 12:44 PM

Re: OT : Mom update

I'm sorry to hear what you're going through, it's very difficult.

I don't know how to say this gently, but it needs to be said. Hospice care is generally focused only on comfort/pain management, and not recovery. Even to the point they will [more]

Mon Aug 25

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jeffbrig replied to the Television Banter board. 5:34 PM

Re: Or maybe they were kicked out.

I'll miss these guys too, but I have no doubt they'll land somewhere soon (if something isn't already in the works). I read some speculation that Grant might even be involved in some robotics for the upcoming Star Wars movies.

Gotta hate [more]

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jeffbrig replied to the Credit Cards and Consumer Debt board. 1:08 PM

Re: Realizations

Lol, I just took home a 70" TV from Costco. But I got the floor model for almost 1/2 off its original price.

Just tell him this...while you're in debt paydown mode now, one day you'll be finished, and one day you will have enough CASH [more]

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jeffbrig replied to the Buying and Maintaining a Car board. 1:03 PM

Re: just starting car up-when not using car?

Cranking and idling is not the best way to deal with an occasionally used car. It takes much longer to come up to temp just idling, and you'll want it to get hot. I'd be more inclined to just drive it every few weeks, and make sure those are 15-20 [more]

Wed Aug 20

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jeffbrig replied to the Buying or Selling a Home board. 2:12 PM

Re: Third Federal

They have branches in Ohio and S Florida (my location). I just used them for my recent purchase, based on a recommendation from a friend. They were easy to work with, and had very good rates. No complaints here. After the initial round of [more]

Sat Jul 26

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jeffbrig replied to the Cars and Drivers board. 1:48 AM

Re: How can I tell if engine is non-interference?

Challenge Accepted, lol...

So I'm assuming you've verified that this Sienna has a 3.0L engine?

Based on the data you found, inline and V6 can both be non-interference. Looks to me like all 3.0L Toyotas are non-interference, except [more]

Fri Jul 25

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jeffbrig replied to the Cars and Drivers board. 12:49 AM

Re: Question about buying a used car

They won't let you inspect - run - run for your life.

Absolutely not an unreasonable request with the only shred of possibility being you're looking at $1000 hoopties.


I don't see much difference between a $1000 beater and a [more]

Tue Jul 22

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jeffbrig replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 12:14 AM

Re: Attic Fan Questions

in the evenings when the air is cool and dry outdoors but still hot indoors

I am unfamiliar with this phenomenon. Cool and dry outdoors in the evening? Do you live in the southern hemisphere?

Okay just having a little fun. [more]

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jeffbrig replied to the Buying and Maintaining a Car board. 12:05 AM

Re: Convertible Top Replacement

The prices you're talking about don't seem unreasonable to me. I had the top replaced on my convertible last year. I went with a one of the slightly more expensive replacement brands (i.e. slightly higher quality), and it was about $1300 out the [more]

Fri Jul 18

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

Re: Counter-top toaster oven

We had one. Past tense. It was decent for reheating things without using the oven. Major complaint is that they heat unevenly, since the heating elements are (by necessity) much closer to the food than a typical over. I found myself putting foil [more]

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

Re: Wall Painting - To Prime or Not To Prime

+1 on the paint brush comb. Great for cleanup.

I'll also add that I like a pole on my roller, even on a normal 8' wall. It turns painting from a 1 hand to a 2 arm job, which I find infinitely less fatiguing if you're going to spend a long [more]

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