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Mon Jun 29

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jeffbrig replied to the Buying and Maintaining a Car board. 3:00 PM

Re: Car Alarm Weirdness

Jeff, I believe you are in FL. The 3 day rule you are thinking about is for in home sales and gym memberships. There is no 3 day rule for vehicle purchases...not new or used. This is often misunderstood by consumers.

Thanks for the [more]

Sun Jun 28

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jeffbrig replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 11:54 AM

Re: Successfully repaired AC

Yes but only when it's cool outside... ;)

The tricky thing I found with AC repair is getting access to parts. Most supply houses only sell to the trade, not to the retail public. I was lucky to have a friend who I could go through to get [more]

Sat Jun 27

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jeffbrig posted to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 6:35 PM

Successfully repaired AC

Had an AC unit go down this week. Fans were running inside and out, but no cooling - compressor wasn't coming on. Could be any number of things. The house actually has 3 separate ACs, so I was able to keep the house pretty cool using the other two [more]

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jeffbrig replied to the Buying and Maintaining a Car board. 6:14 PM

Re: Car Alarm Weirdness

If I bought a car at Carmax (or anywhere else) and it started acting up the next day, I'd drive it right back down there and ask them to either fix it, or unwind the transaction. I don't know if it's universal, or depends on your state, but here you [more]

Sun Jun 21

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jeffbrig replied to the Buying and Maintaining a Car board. 12:44 AM

Re: Removing a door panel

I've long said removing a door panel is a two minute job -- the second time. The first time seems to take forever to figure out...

Wed Jun 17

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jeffbrig replied to the Television Banter board. 10:06 PM

Re: GoT 6/14/15

Could just be her riding clothes

I agree. A riding cloak would have been very common for the period. Keeps the dust, mud, and muck of the "road" off your fancy clothes.

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jeffbrig replied to the Credit Cards and Consumer Debt board. 10:01 PM

Re: Budget software for dummies (XP to Budgets)

I have been using Mint.com for years.

I know this isn't what the OP is looking for, but I still second the recommendation for others. Super easy to set up, and consolidates your full financial picture in [more]

Sun Jun 14

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jeffbrig replied to the Television Banter board. 6:16 PM

Re: Waywrd Pines 061115

Continuity is bugging me a bit. So the guy that runs the show, in the 1st or 2nd episode, he met with the main character's work buddy (FBI or whatever agency it was he worked for). How the heck did that happen in present day, based on the big [more]

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jeffbrig replied to the Buying and Maintaining a Car board. 5:59 PM

Re: 1997 Lincoln Town Car

Where does your mom live? In my climate a permanently bypassed heater core would not be a problem. But that's not an option in many parts of the country.

Wed Jun 3

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jeffbrig replied to the Tax Strategies board. 10:45 AM

Re: False tax return filed with your Tax ID number?

I wonder what information, exactly, would need to be redacted from a fraudulent return. Seems to me that if it was my SSN, I should be able to see whatever they filed in my name.

Tue Jun 2

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jeffbrig replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 9:42 PM

Re: $400 emergency without borrowing money?

Slightly misleading... An additional 28% said they would pay with a credit card, then pay it off when the statement arrived. I put myself squarely in this group. I could pay $400 out of my checking/savings without a second thought, but I'd still [more]

Mon Jun 1

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jeffbrig replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 11:00 PM

Re: Flexible Savings Account

I think you just answered your own question.

If you're not eligible for an HSA, the FSA is all you get. If your medical expenses exceed a significant % of your AGI, you may get some tax deduction, as mentioned above. That's about it.

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jeffbrig replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 2:09 PM

Re: Flexible Savings Account

A high-deductible plan with an HSA has higher contribution limits. I think for a family the limit is between $3k and $4k (single is lower). Many employers that make these high-deductible plans availbale also make contributions to the account as well. [more]

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jeffbrig replied to the Running Fools board. 12:23 AM

Re: The Real Runners

Yeah, I'm a real runner. A real lazy runner. I go through periods where I struggle with motivation. I'm a decent runner, and I keep myself in decent enough shape that I can duck outside and do 3-5 miles when I get around to it.

My [more]

Fri May 29

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jeffbrig replied to the Running Fools board. 1:04 AM

Re: RR: Buffalo Marathon

Patzer,

I want to be like you when I grow up!

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jeffbrig replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 12:55 AM

Re: Tear out fiberglass shower insert?

green backer board

For really permanent waterproof installation, I recommend using cement board. Hardibacker, DuRock, etc., there are several to choose from.

Proper installation would be a sheet of plastic (vapor barrier) [more]

Thu May 28

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jeffbrig replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 1:51 PM

Re: Tear out fiberglass shower insert?

We did this exact job at our old house. If you're doing everything by yourself, way less than $10k. The hardest part of the job is definitely getting the pan put in correctly.

When you have the walls opened up, this is an
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Tue May 26

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jeffbrig replied to the Television Banter board. 6:10 PM

Re: GoT S5 E7

Well, allow me to be a bit contrarian. I actually really enjoyed this episode. We're well past anything that I've read (only partway through book 2), so I have no expectations as far as where the story "should" go. All I know is I'm still [more]

Mon May 25

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jeffbrig replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 10:06 PM

Re: Intro and Laptop on Tablecloth

The other argument against leaving it plugged in all the time is battery life (over time). Batteries like to be exercised somewhat regularly. Sitting on AC power at 100% charge generally causes the battery to age faster than if you discharge and [more]

Mon May 18

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jeffbrig replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 8:39 AM

Re: This Is America’s Favorite Supermarket

I encourage those folks to post the stuff they especially like to buy, and perhaps others will give it a try.

They have a very good cornbread mix. We also like their tomato sauces (many varieties). Not as good as homemade (which we [more]

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