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Thu May 14

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kmart00 replied to the Buying and Maintaining a Car board. 10:26 AM

Re: Sanity check: what does it cost to replace b

I guess that lines up then-- isnt that the yardstick? 2x parts for labor?

I do agree that its a lot for what was done, but it sounds like any mechanic would charge that, unless theyre an actual 'friend' :)

thanks-- guess I will [more]

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kmart00 posted to the Buying and Maintaining a Car board. 8:52 AM

Sanity check: what does it cost to replace belts

Hi all!

Its been a while since I've had the time to work on any of my vehicles. So, now I am a the mercy of mechanics.

I take my leased Subaru to a local guy and I am pretty happy with price/service

On advice from my [more]

Mon Apr 27

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kmart00 replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 11:10 AM

Re: replacement of landscape light 'poles'

great ideas!

I'll bring a whole light with my to HD next time I go. I looked at regular PVC and the thickness of the pipe wasnt the same inside as the one I was replacing.

I am also wondering if gorilla glue or plastic cement can do [more]

Fri Apr 24

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kmart00 posted to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 1:44 PM

replacement of landscape light 'poles'

Hi all,

So I inherited a nicer set of solar powered landscape lights when I bought my house. They have plastic stakes that hold them in place, a plastic/pvc? 'tube' that fits over the head of the stake and then the 'head'/light with solar [more]

Mon Apr 20

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kmart00 posted to the Insurance - Life, Car, Home,etc. board. 12:21 PM

Help MIL get better car insurance rates

Hi all

So my MIL just got the bill for her auto insurance after informing them her husband passed away--and its really, really high

I think she has had a spotty driving record, and he had a stellar record and thus 'balanced' them [more]

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kmart00 replied to the Lawyers/Attorneys board. 12:14 PM

Re: difference between UGMA/UTMA accounts?

Hmmm.

The money is HER money. Earned over the last few years and sitting in a UTMA checking account (I think we had to do it that way per teh contract with her agency)

Maybe I didnt want a UTMA account at all? Is that what you are [more]

Thu Apr 16

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kmart00 replied to the Lawyers/Attorneys board. 9:25 AM

Re: difference between UGMA/UTMA accounts?

yikes. Should have spell checked that post :)

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kmart00 posted to the Lawyers/Attorneys board. 9:24 AM

difference between UGMA/UTMA accounts?

Hi all

I am opening an acocunt for DD. She made a few dollars doing some baby modeling, and I want to move the funds into a brokerage and invest in an index fund or ETF

My question is this:

What exactly are the differences [more]

Tue Apr 7

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kmart00 posted to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 11:18 AM

'Jetting' a sewer line?

So, been living in my house about a year. Mid-50s expanded cape.

Main trunk (?) of the sewer is cast iron, with two cleanouts (one near the exit to the street, one near the main 'trunk'.

Had a blockage. First guy didnt want to get [more]

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kmart00 replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 11:02 AM

Re: OT? Helping a relative downsize

wow! thanks so much for all the great info!

Still working through when MIL is ready to start this process... Now I have some ideas on how to start.

Thanks again, all!

Mon Mar 30

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kmart00 replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 4:03 PM

Re: OT? Helping a relative downsize

thanks everyone! I plan on checking out ebay. MIL is a ways away from me, and I dont want random people meeting her alone, so I am trying to formulate a plan of attack.

I found some coin-op dealers nearby, but they pretty much said--for [more]

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kmart00 posted to the Living Below Your Means board. 9:18 AM

OT? Helping a relative downsize

Hi all,

Not sure this is a 'LBYM' topic, but I am hoping some knowledgeable folks here might help point me in the right direction on where to start:

My FIL passed away earlier this year, and I'm trying to help my MIL get their house [more]

Wed Mar 25

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kmart00 replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 2:40 PM

Re: One-way trips? - consider a bus

In NYC area, there is also Bolt Bus. Same idea as MEGA Bus

Thu Mar 19

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kmart00 replied to the Buying or Selling a Home board. 9:48 AM

Re: New homeowner in T-??

I would add:
I find it preferable to have the owner give you a credit at closing for any repairs vs doing the repairs themselves.

I would rather make sure the job was done to my standards than have the owner just replace (for example) [more]

Fri Feb 20

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kmart00 replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 2:56 PM

Re: Window Inserts

I just spent $1,400 getting the ceilings of my 2nd floor insulated (and some knee walls) I could have done it for half that, but this guy was meticulous and I only ended up with two access holes inside--the rest he did from the crawl space attic [more]

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