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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #2400 on: January 12, 2016, 10:05:06 AM »
My dog is beginning to smell like... a dog. But she is small, not very cold tolerant, and I keep my house fairly cold in the winter. I feel like it would be cruel and unusual punishment to bathe her now. She'd have to hang around a cold house while soaking wet. So I'm waiting for a warm day to finally get her clean!

(Frugal Hound at www.frugalwoods.com would approve, I'm sure.)

I did have a dog once who loved the hair dryer post-bath. This one, however, does not see past the loud noise!

Why don't you just dry her off with a towel?  I keep my house cold also and I shower every day.  I just dry off when i'm done.

Yes, but you are not (I presume) covered in fur. Towel drying does help, but you can't get a dog's coat 100% dry with a towel. It would be like you walking around in damp clothes.

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« Reply #2401 on: January 12, 2016, 10:50:14 AM »
My dog is beginning to smell like... a dog. But she is small, not very cold tolerant, and I keep my house fairly cold in the winter. I feel like it would be cruel and unusual punishment to bathe her now. She'd have to hang around a cold house while soaking wet. So I'm waiting for a warm day to finally get her clean!

(Frugal Hound at www.frugalwoods.com would approve, I'm sure.)

I did have a dog once who loved the hair dryer post-bath. This one, however, does not see past the loud noise!

Why don't you just dry her off with a towel?  I keep my house cold also and I shower every day.  I just dry off when i'm done.

Yes, but you are not (I presume) covered in fur. Towel drying does help, but you can't get a dog's coat 100% dry with a towel. It would be like you walking around in damp clothes.
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« Reply #2402 on: January 12, 2016, 11:46:22 AM »
My dog is beginning to smell like... a dog. But she is small, not very cold tolerant, and I keep my house fairly cold in the winter. I feel like it would be cruel and unusual punishment to bathe her now. She'd have to hang around a cold house while soaking wet. So I'm waiting for a warm day to finally get her clean!

(Frugal Hound at www.frugalwoods.com would approve, I'm sure.)

I did have a dog once who loved the hair dryer post-bath. This one, however, does not see past the loud noise!

Why don't you just dry her off with a towel?  I keep my house cold also and I shower every day.  I just dry off when i'm done.

Yes, but you are not (I presume) covered in fur. Towel drying does help, but you can't get a dog's coat 100% dry with a towel. It would be like you walking around in damp clothes.

Not covered, but I have a lush, thick head of curly hair that stays wet for awhile after a shower.  I think you are seriously underestimating your dog's ability to handle being slightly damp for a couple of hours.  I mean how cold do you keep the temperature in your house that this is a serious concern?  If your pipes aren't freezing from the temperature I think you are probably over reacting. Do you ever put your dog outside when it is raining or there is snow on the ground? 

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #2403 on: January 12, 2016, 11:56:10 AM »

Not covered, but I have a lush, thick head of curly hair that stays wet for awhile after a shower.  I think you are seriously underestimating your dog's ability to handle being slightly damp for a couple of hours.  I mean how cold do you keep the temperature in your house that this is a serious concern?  If your pipes aren't freezing from the temperature I think you are probably over reacting. Do you ever put your dog outside when it is raining or there is snow on the ground?
Please do not compare a small, fluffy animal to a big slighly hairy primate.
You know why species at the polar regions are always the biggest of their kind? Because their big bodies have less surface/body mass and can survive cold better.
The ratio for the dog is maybe 10 times worse then for you. And he stores more water.
Ever wondered why babies need so much clothing compared to adults? Same principle (without water).

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #2404 on: January 12, 2016, 12:06:57 PM »

Not covered, but I have a lush, thick head of curly hair that stays wet for awhile after a shower.  I think you are seriously underestimating your dog's ability to handle being slightly damp for a couple of hours.  I mean how cold do you keep the temperature in your house that this is a serious concern?  If your pipes aren't freezing from the temperature I think you are probably over reacting. Do you ever put your dog outside when it is raining or there is snow on the ground?
Please do not compare a small, fluffy animal to a big slighly hairy primate.
You know why species at the polar regions are always the biggest of their kind? Because their big bodies have less surface/body mass and can survive cold better.
The ratio for the dog is maybe 10 times worse then for you. And he stores more water.
Ever wondered why babies need so much clothing compared to adults? Same principle (without water).

You're right.  My neighborhood is littered with dead mammals every time it rains.  And everything smaller than a polar bear dies every winter in michigan.

Are you people serious?  We are talking about a domesticated dog getting dried off with a towel, and then finishing air drying in the comfort of someones living room.   

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« Reply #2405 on: January 12, 2016, 12:10:43 PM »
The title of the thread includes "(just for fun)". This is obviously not a huge concern in my life... just something that comes with trying to be frugal. If my dog desperately needed a bath, I would of course bathe her and do my best to keep her warm afterward, and she would be fine. I'm not saying this is a massive animal rights issue! I only brought this up because it's funny to me, and it's probably never crossed the mind of the average 75 degree winter home owner (or whatever temperature the average person keeps their thermostat at in the winter).

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« Reply #2406 on: January 12, 2016, 12:15:59 PM »
Yeah, just my opinion that you are over thinking and erring too much on the side of caution.  I'd bet your pets are far more adaptable than you realize and are fully acclimated to whatever temperature you normally keep your house at, so even if you keep your house at 55* in the winter your dog is probably perfectly comfortable.   Your dog will probably be more uncomfortable with the bath itself (if it's anything like the pets i've had) than the following couple hours of drying. 

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« Reply #2407 on: January 12, 2016, 03:18:54 PM »
I couldn't decide if this was a "MPP" or a "share your badassity"!

I had a free starbucks I needed to use or it would expire and.... I can't remember my fancy drink order anymore! I had to have the barista list the fancy holiday lattee flavors they still had, because I drew a COMPLETE blank on what I used to order. ("Something sweet with milk and coffee" doesn't really narrow it down!)

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« Reply #2408 on: January 12, 2016, 05:18:09 PM »
I couldn't decide if this was a "MPP" or a "share your badassity"!

I had a free starbucks I needed to use or it would expire and.... I can't remember my fancy drink order anymore! I had to have the barista list the fancy holiday lattee flavors they still had, because I drew a COMPLETE blank on what I used to order. ("Something sweet with milk and coffee" doesn't really narrow it down!)

Anyway, a silly victory, but a sign of how far I've come from my latte habit!
What did you order?

I'm lame.  I order a hot tea when I have a free beverage thing.  Eh.  It's what I like. 

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« Reply #2409 on: January 12, 2016, 05:25:19 PM »
I couldn't decide if this was a "MPP" or a "share your badassity"!

I had a free starbucks I needed to use or it would expire and.... I can't remember my fancy drink order anymore! I had to have the barista list the fancy holiday lattee flavors they still had, because I drew a COMPLETE blank on what I used to order. ("Something sweet with milk and coffee" doesn't really narrow it down!)

Anyway, a silly victory, but a sign of how far I've come from my latte habit!
What did you order?

I'm lame.  I order a hot tea when I have a free beverage thing.  Eh.  It's what I like.

I ended up getting a large Carmel Brulee Latte with sprinkles and whole milk =D I drank it on my way to snow shoeing 6 miles, so hopefully the sugar all got burnt off!

I remember now my fancy drink used to be- a latte with chai syrup. If you order a chai and add espresso, they dilute with water, plus it costs $0.65 more for a tall! The latte is just milk. Much richer and yummier.
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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #2410 on: January 13, 2016, 07:12:37 AM »
I couldn't decide if this was a "MPP" or a "share your badassity"!

I had a free starbucks I needed to use or it would expire and.... I can't remember my fancy drink order anymore! I had to have the barista list the fancy holiday lattee flavors they still had, because I drew a COMPLETE blank on what I used to order. ("Something sweet with milk and coffee" doesn't really narrow it down!)

Anyway, a silly victory, but a sign of how far I've come from my latte habit!
What did you order?

I'm lame.  I order a hot tea when I have a free beverage thing.  Eh.  It's what I like.

I'm lamer...I get a "medium" hot chocolate because I have no idea what their sizing system is.  Then I say I don't want marshmallows or whip cream...just the hot and the chocolate.  People look at me like they're wondering why I'm even there.  It's usually to meet up with a friend or something.

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« Reply #2411 on: January 13, 2016, 09:30:26 AM »

Not covered, but I have a lush, thick head of curly hair that stays wet for awhile after a shower.  I think you are seriously underestimating your dog's ability to handle being slightly damp for a couple of hours.  I mean how cold do you keep the temperature in your house that this is a serious concern?  If your pipes aren't freezing from the temperature I think you are probably over reacting. Do you ever put your dog outside when it is raining or there is snow on the ground?
Please do not compare a small, fluffy animal to a big slighly hairy primate.
You know why species at the polar regions are always the biggest of their kind? Because their big bodies have less surface/body mass and can survive cold better.
The ratio for the dog is maybe 10 times worse then for you. And he stores more water.
Ever wondered why babies need so much clothing compared to adults? Same principle (without water).

You're right.  My neighborhood is littered with dead mammals every time it rains.  And everything smaller than a polar bear dies every winter in michigan.

Are you people serious?  We are talking about a domesticated dog getting dried off with a towel, and then finishing air drying in the comfort of someones living room.

You may know this, but a reminder for everyone else:
With the indoor/outdoor thing, animals that are outside all the time grow a significantly thicker winter coat.  I saw two cats outside yesterday.  One may have been feral (no tags), the other was definitely a primarily indoor cat (tags, rhinestone collar).  Maybe-feral cat was short-haired, but had super-thick fur and seemed to be ignoring the cold.  Tagged cat had very thin fur (not unhealthy, just a warm-weather coat) and was picking its feet up one by one to keep them off the cold ground and shivering slightly.

It would be interesting to me to know what proportion of indoor/outdoor time as winter approaches it takes to prevent/cause the full, thick winter coat to be grown.

The title of the thread includes "(just for fun)". This is obviously not a huge concern in my life... just something that comes with trying to be frugal. If my dog desperately needed a bath, I would of course bathe her and do my best to keep her warm afterward, and she would be fine. I'm not saying this is a massive animal rights issue! I only brought this up because it's funny to me, and it's probably never crossed the mind of the average 75 degree winter home owner (or whatever temperature the average person keeps their thermostat at in the winter).

You could bathe him, towel him off, and then sit with him on your lap and watch a movie/read a book/post on MMM.  Body heat is great.
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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #2412 on: January 13, 2016, 09:50:18 AM »

You may know this, but a reminder for everyone else:
With the indoor/outdoor thing, animals that are outside all the time grow a significantly thicker winter coat.  I saw two cats outside yesterday.  One may have been feral (no tags), the other was definitely a primarily indoor cat (tags, rhinestone collar).  Maybe-feral cat was short-haired, but had super-thick fur and seemed to be ignoring the cold.  Tagged cat had very thin fur (not unhealthy, just a warm-weather coat) and was picking its feet up one by one to keep them off the cold ground and shivering slightly.

It would be interesting to me to know what proportion of indoor/outdoor time as winter approaches it takes to prevent/cause the full, thick winter coat to be grown.


Yea I already pointed that out.  Her dog is likely already acclimated and perfectly comfortable at whatever she keeps her thermostat at (even if it's at chilly mustachian levels and not tropical spendy pants levels), so getting dried off after a bath and sitting in her living room will likely cause no harm, and very little discomfort.   I think she is over thinking it a bit, and it's really a non problem.  If you were going to put the dog outside before she was fully dried I think there would be some cause for concern, but as long as you can keep her inside with you for a few hours to dry, and can even provide her with a blanket or bed* she will be fine.

*We normally keep our thermostat at 64/58, and have been turning it down a couple degrees trying to acclimate ourselves to an even cooler normal temp.  We allow the cat to sleep on the bed or couch and she seems warm and happy.  We don't allow the dog on any furniture, but we have a dog bed with a couple of old comforters folded up for her to sleep/lie on.  I also have an old heating pad that has a very low setting that I place under the bed for the dog.  I measured the electrical usage and it will only use a few kwhr for the entire winter (so under $1 in energy for the whole winter) and it provides a tiny bit of warmth in the bed.  My original intention was to provide a little extra heat for the dog during the night (our bedroom is usually around 55 by the time we get to bed because it's upstairs away from the warmer living room/kitchen, and it warms up slightly overnight with 2 people and 2 animals sleeping in it) so we could potentially turn the furnace down even lower at night.  I don't think it's necessary to provide a heated bed for the animals, but I have the equipment, and it uses a negligible amount of energy, and they seem to love it.  I understand why they love it, even though I am comfortable at the temps we keep it at, crawling into a bed with a heated blanket, or under a heated blanket on the couch just feels so nice and toasty. 

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #2413 on: January 28, 2016, 08:07:46 AM »
Just received a call on my work cell phone telling me that I had been approved to have student loans forgiven!! Too bad I don't have any... They were the first to go after I started looking into MMM.

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #2414 on: January 28, 2016, 09:42:22 AM »
When your friends are out of money to do fun stuff because they blew all their money on things that weren't important even to them:(

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« Reply #2415 on: January 28, 2016, 11:00:14 AM »
Just received a call on my work cell phone telling me that I had been approved to have student loans forgiven!! Too bad I don't have any... They were the first to go after I started looking into MMM.
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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #2416 on: January 28, 2016, 11:13:19 AM »
Got charged a monthly fee for my checking account because I am front-loading my 401(k).

Having a certain amount of money direct deposited into the account is one way to avoid the monthly account fee. With the max contribution level, my net paycheck is zero, and so I didn't have any direct deposits into my account this month. Oops!
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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #2417 on: January 28, 2016, 12:58:36 PM »
When your friends are out of money to do fun stuff because they blew all their money on things that weren't important even to them:(

this, totally! ah well... i can still do things (though i dont too often) with my SO and family . i enjoy seeing theatre and the ballet and art and trying new things from time to time, and they all have an appreciation for these things as well.
and this is totally unrelated to this thread, but i want to add that its been wonderful discovering new things like skiing that my SO introduced me too. and he has gotten into art which was totally unexpected. :)

a possible MPP here? i have enough, that when i am sick i am able to rest at home (my schedule is 100% flexible), something that many do not do and cannot understand. this is a wonderful perk, because working when i am sick sucks!

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #2418 on: January 28, 2016, 04:25:13 PM »
Taxable brokerage account balances hit an all-time high today (thanks to the recent jump in Verizon, AT&T, Altria, and Philip Morris)...before I could add a bunch more shares in Verizon in the sub $45 range...

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #2419 on: January 30, 2016, 05:57:58 AM »
Started a new job 2 weeks ago and I just found out that I won't qualify for the 401-K until I've worked for them 1,000 hours, plus hit a magic date (either Jan 1 or July 1).  WTF man!!  By that calculation I won't have a 401-K til Jan 2017!!

So I'm putting money in my Roth, and not reducing my taxes in 2016 :-( 

At least DH is maxing out his 401-K.

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« Reply #2420 on: January 30, 2016, 08:56:33 AM »
My mother was so embarrassed by my Goodwill jeans that she made me wear hers. She insisted I keep them.
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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #2421 on: January 30, 2016, 11:02:39 AM »
My mother was so embarrassed by my Goodwill jeans that she made me wear hers. She insisted I keep them.

I just can't understand these kinds of reactions about thrift stores.  They're offended by you wearing used clothes, so they...  give you used clothes.  Whatever. 

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« Reply #2422 on: January 30, 2016, 11:27:16 AM »
My mother was so embarrassed by my Goodwill jeans that she made me wear hers. She insisted I keep them.

I just can't understand these kinds of reactions about thrift stores.  They're offended by you wearing used clothes, so they...  give you used clothes.  Whatever.

Hahaha . doesn't make sense does it? I love used clothes, its rare for me to buy new, and then - its only shoes & undergarments (with a gift card) .

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« Reply #2423 on: January 30, 2016, 12:05:15 PM »
My mother was so embarrassed by my Goodwill jeans that she made me wear hers. She insisted I keep them.

Not sure what the problem is.  Goodwill has a lot of nice clothing.   

Source: My wife and I have donated a lot of items to that place, haha.
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« Reply #2424 on: January 30, 2016, 12:11:04 PM »
My mother was so embarrassed by my Goodwill jeans that she made me wear hers. She insisted I keep them.

Not sure what the problem is.  Goodwill has a lot of nice clothing.   

Source: My wife and I have donated a lot of items to that place, haha.

I know of one person who considers them "dirty" (even though they're washed.) And "wants their own clothes".
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« Reply #2425 on: January 30, 2016, 03:11:57 PM »
My mother was so embarrassed by my Goodwill jeans that she made me wear hers. She insisted I keep them.

Next time remove the goodwill tags before you wear it

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #2426 on: January 30, 2016, 06:15:14 PM »
Started a new job 2 weeks ago and I just found out that I won't qualify for the 401-K until I've worked for them 1,000 hours, plus hit a magic date (either Jan 1 or July 1).  WTF man!!  By that calculation I won't have a 401-K til Jan 2017!!

So I'm putting money in my Roth, and not reducing my taxes in 2016 :-( 

At least DH is maxing out his 401-K.

Put the money into a standard IRA, you should be able to put in 5500, just have to do it on your own and get the tax break at tax time.

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« Reply #2427 on: January 30, 2016, 06:40:29 PM »
Had to make many many phone calls to the new mortgage company. We pre-pay our mortgage.  It was recently sold to a new company, and despite phone calls and paper requests, had a hard time getting them to adjust our automatic payment to be higher than the mortgage.

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« Reply #2428 on: January 30, 2016, 06:45:44 PM »
Had to make many many phone calls to the new mortgage company. We pre-pay our mortgage.  It was recently sold to a new company, and despite phone calls and paper requests, had a hard time getting them to adjust our automatic payment to be higher than the mortgage.

Dude stop making larger than required mortgage payments. Mortgage companies have to make money too you know!

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« Reply #2429 on: January 30, 2016, 08:02:24 PM »
My mother was so embarrassed by my Goodwill jeans that she made me wear hers. She insisted I keep them.

Next time remove the goodwill tags before you wear it

LOL. No, in her defense they were super-hideous. Actually she took me to Goodwill and bought me some used "birthday presents" to replenish my problematic wardrobe. (New-to-me fleece, nice yellow sweater, and a tank top for layering.)
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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #2430 on: January 30, 2016, 09:50:25 PM »
Put the money into a standard IRA, you should be able to put in 5500, just have to do it on your own and get the tax break at tax time.

Assuming they can take the deduction for the tIRA. Due to work finally paying my wife back pay that she was owed, we were pushed past that limit for me to take a deduction on a tIRA (due to wife's retirement plan).

Thanks again, DW's employer. First, you hold the money over several years, then release it all at one time and cost us $1500. Dicks.

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« Reply #2431 on: January 31, 2016, 06:28:54 AM »
Put the money into a standard IRA, you should be able to put in 5500, just have to do it on your own and get the tax break at tax time.

Assuming they can take the deduction for the tIRA. Due to work finally paying my wife back pay that she was owed, we were pushed past that limit for me to take a deduction on a tIRA (due to wife's retirement plan).

Thanks again, DW's employer. First, you hold the money over several years, then release it all at one time and cost us $1500. Dicks.
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« Reply #2432 on: January 31, 2016, 05:04:27 PM »
My car needs gas- I haven't filled up in 48 days...  I only have 30 miles left on the tank...

For those who don't know, most fuel pumps of gas fueled vehicles are in the tank. When the tank is run low, you run the risk of two things. First, the pumps use the fuel around them to cool themselves. Second, when the tank is run low, the pump ends up sucking a bunch of sediment off the bottom of the tank and this can clog the fuel pump pickup ("sock"). Even if it's only a partial clog, it makes the pump work harder to move the fuel and decreases it's life. On top of that, anything small enough to make it through the sock should then be caught by the fuel filter, reducing it's flow.

Chancing the fuel pump to save 5% on a tank of fuel could be an effort in "pay a little now, or a lot later".

For those who will try to refute this info, it's my personal experience. My mom is not good with money and would rather go shopping than put fuel in her cars. TWICE, I've been involved in putting fuel pumps in her vehicles because "don't worry, this gauge goes past E"... *rage*

I have not seen a fuel pick up that moves in 35 years on the tools. Not in a car, truck, boat or generator. What moves is the fuel gauge, your mother may have something I have never seen. The fuel pick up is always in a fixed position and is part of many pumps (of fuel injected cars), so always picks up fuel from just above the bottom of the tank regardless of the tank being full or nearly empty.
The sock is designed as a primary filter, it only filters large particles. If you are getting enough sediment to block the sock then you are getting bad fuel, or excess moisture rusting the tank, or the cap is not sealing or filling in fusty conditions.
The biggest issue is low fuel levels not keeping the pumps cool, then when people pull the defective pump out and find the sock half blocked the build up is blamed for the fault. This I feel is the reason for your mothers issues.
This is the reason dual fuel (petrol/LPG) vehicles have a sticker on them telling you to keep at least a quarter tank of petrol at all times.

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #2433 on: February 01, 2016, 07:44:11 AM »
My mother was so embarrassed by my Goodwill jeans that she made me wear hers. She insisted I keep them.

Not sure what the problem is.  Goodwill has a lot of nice clothing.   

Source: My wife and I have donated a lot of items to that place, haha.

I know of one person who considers them "dirty" (even though they're washed.) And "wants their own clothes".
Huh.

A friend of mine's wife teaches in a fairly tony school district. She overheard one of her fellow teachers denigrating people who buy "used houses" rather than building new.

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« Reply #2434 on: February 01, 2016, 10:59:34 AM »
Sometimes there is mobile deposit *for a fee*. If I were me, I'd rather wait 3 weeks until it's convenient than pay a fee.
What kind of idiot business would charge you a fee to do something totally automatically for them rather than tie up a real person in a physical branch ?
Oh, of course, a bank !
   
And also EZ-Pass for tolls.  How on earth did we ever let them get away with charging US to reduce THEIR labor expenses?!?! 
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« Reply #2435 on: February 01, 2016, 11:58:57 AM »
And also EZ-Pass for tolls.  How on earth did we ever let them get away with charging US to reduce THEIR labor expenses?!?!

Here in Colorado we get a discount for using Express Toll (EZ-Pass).  About 20% as I recall.

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« Reply #2436 on: February 01, 2016, 12:52:25 PM »
My mother was so embarrassed by my Goodwill jeans that she made me wear hers. She insisted I keep them.

Not sure what the problem is.  Goodwill has a lot of nice clothing.   

Source: My wife and I have donated a lot of items to that place, haha.

I know of one person who considers them "dirty" (even though they're washed.) And "wants their own clothes".
Huh.

A friend of mine's wife teaches in a fairly tony school district. She overheard one of her fellow teachers denigrating people who buy "used houses" rather than building new.

Buying and selling houses are for the plebs. Decent people inherit the family estate/castle.
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« Reply #2437 on: February 01, 2016, 01:00:48 PM »
Neighbor kids told my son "your dad needs to make more money."  Their comment is timely as we paid off our house a few weeks ago. 

Apparently you have to have brand new cars (and associate loans) to demonstrate your economic prowess.  Used it as a teachable moment.


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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #2438 on: February 01, 2016, 02:21:04 PM »
And also EZ-Pass for tolls.  How on earth did we ever let them get away with charging US to reduce THEIR labor expenses?!?!

Here in Colorado we get a discount for using Express Toll (EZ-Pass).  About 20% as I recall.

Yeah around here you pay $20 for the tag and get a $25 toll credit included.  Toll is the same but you use a faster lane.  Everyone wins!

Ps except for those losers without a tag.  I understand a very few people are out of towner a bit anyone who takes a bridge more than once a year should just get a tag

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« Reply #2439 on: February 01, 2016, 02:25:00 PM »
My mother was so embarrassed by my Goodwill jeans that she made me wear hers. She insisted I keep them.

Not sure what the problem is.  Goodwill has a lot of nice clothing.   

Source: My wife and I have donated a lot of items to that place, haha.

I know of one person who considers them "dirty" (even though they're washed.) And "wants their own clothes".
Huh.

A friend of mine's wife teaches in a fairly tony school district. She overheard one of her fellow teachers denigrating people who buy "used houses" rather than building new.


Wow! That's another level- insanity.

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« Reply #2440 on: February 01, 2016, 02:28:32 PM »
And also EZ-Pass for tolls.  How on earth did we ever let them get away with charging US to reduce THEIR labor expenses?!?!

Here in Colorado we get a discount for using Express Toll (EZ-Pass).  About 20% as I recall.

Discounted for us in Maryland as well, plus the ability to purchase commuter plans at a steep discount ($1.40 commuter / $3 EZ Pass / $4 regular at the BHT).

I do, however, blame EZ Pass for allowing toll inflation. When you aren't handing over precious green employees the toll has a limited psychological effect.

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« Reply #2441 on: February 01, 2016, 04:49:37 PM »
Here's a Mustachian problem for you. I just made a large overpayment on the mortgage, and moved my emergency fund to a high-interest account, all in one day.

Now I'm on hold with Fraud Prevention.

That's the most Mustachian problem I've seen in a long time. Hope your conversation is expedient!

Omg that's a definite mustachian problem!

We paid our mortgage off over a three month period as an end result of a part time income stream becoming full time for 12 months.
So a thirty year mortgage was paid off in exactly twenty years.

Counter staff then raised the extra income as a possible fraud issue which became interesting and ended with, "you would not accept the part time income in the loan documents as income (higher loan) because it is not constant (some months nothing), but now suggest fraud when I use it to pay out early?". The loan did start out as a form of government guarantee loan (low income), but they can not have it both ways.

Confused looks from the new counter clerk, but the manager sorted it out as he had been there when we started with them and was my loan consultant at the time.

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« Reply #2442 on: February 02, 2016, 02:10:15 PM »
Here's a Mustachian problem for you. I just made a large overpayment on the mortgage, and moved my emergency fund to a high-interest account, all in one day.

Now I'm on hold with Fraud Prevention.

That's the most Mustachian problem I've seen in a long time. Hope your conversation is expedient!

Omg that's a definite mustachian problem!

We paid our mortgage off over a three month period as an end result of a part time income stream becoming full time for 12 months.
So a thirty year mortgage was paid off in exactly twenty years.

Counter staff then raised the extra income as a possible fraud issue which became interesting and ended with, "you would not accept the part time income in the loan documents as income (higher loan) because it is not constant (some months nothing), but now suggest fraud when I use it to pay out early?". The loan did start out as a form of government guarantee loan (low income), but they can not have it both ways.

Confused looks from the new counter clerk, but the manager sorted it out as he had been there when we started with them and was my loan consultant at the time.

Lol, I don't care if they call it fraud or not.  Let them investigate for a year.  But If they don't accept payment when offered, they can't continue to charge me interest!

My mother was so embarrassed by my Goodwill jeans that she made me wear hers. She insisted I keep them.

Not sure what the problem is.  Goodwill has a lot of nice clothing.   

Source: My wife and I have donated a lot of items to that place, haha.

I know of one person who considers them "dirty" (even though they're washed.) And "wants their own clothes".
Huh.

A friend of mine's wife teaches in a fairly tony school district. She overheard one of her fellow teachers denigrating people who buy "used houses" rather than building new.


Wow! That's another level- insanity.

I feel this lady a little bit.  The deep cleaning I had to do on my house was intense and I'm sure I still missed a lot.  It wasn't dirty by any conventional means, but you would be surprised how much grime builds up everywhere nobody thinks to look.  Spring cleaning type stuff like cleaning every inch of every door including the tops (splashed gunk from where???), under the counters and cabinets, inside the cabinets, re-caulking everything, light switches that need harsh cleaners or replacements, and so on and so forth.  And don't get me started on the bathrooms.  I'd usually at least replace the seats but mine were too expensive so I removed them and soaked them in a bleach solution then hosed them off and sun dried them. 

I used to be a much worse germophobe, the above is the mild version.

Luckily the previous owners didn't have pets but who knows what is under your floors??? 

There is something to be said about knowing everything that's every happened to your house and carrying the sole blame for every dent, scratch, and spill.

But I'll still pragmatically take a look at the cost of the new house vs an old house and paying someone to clean it really well, plus liberal replacement of some items like toilets.  The real reason I didn't buy new is nobody is building reasonable new homes in decent sized lots anymore.  If they are on a nice lot, you can expect it to be at least 4000 sq ft (and likely much more).  The only alternative left is custom house on a lot I choose but good lots in his area are mostly built up (unless you buy huge and subdivide) so again the price is astronomical


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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #2443 on: February 02, 2016, 02:32:49 PM »
If you buy a newly-constructed house, you can know for sure that the only people who have been inside have been construction workers, who are universally regarded for their commitment to sanitation.

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #2444 on: February 02, 2016, 04:26:48 PM »
While doing a demo on a very high end house we found beer cans inside of cinder blocks.

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« Reply #2445 on: February 02, 2016, 06:49:17 PM »
While doing a demo on a very high end house we found beer cans inside of cinder blocks.


LOL :)

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« Reply #2446 on: February 02, 2016, 06:52:46 PM »
My mustachian problem of the moment:

I need to throw out my shoes.

It was raining in Chicago today, and while crossing the street, I stepped into a VERY SHALLOW puddle.. like maybe 1/2 inch or less.  But I felt cold water seeping into my foot!

Turns out, the rubber bottom of my shoe (that I bought about 4 years ago), has completely warn off, and the exposed area above the rubber has cracked (along the steam of the arch of my foot.)  Time to throw those shoes out.

Oh well, I have 2 brand new pairs of shoes that I was given as gifts, that I haven't even worn yet, and have been keeping for a couple of years :D


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« Reply #2447 on: February 02, 2016, 07:19:45 PM »
If you buy a newly-constructed house, you can know for sure that the only people who have been inside have been construction workers, who are universally regarded for their commitment to sanitation.

I've heard this, but don't see it in reality.

Nevertheless, if you buy a used house, it's construction workers over the course of a few months plus years and years of other stuff.

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« Reply #2448 on: February 02, 2016, 07:32:12 PM »
If you buy a newly-constructed house, you can know for sure that the only people who have been inside have been construction workers, who are universally regarded for their commitment to sanitation.

Right ;)

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« Reply #2449 on: February 02, 2016, 07:33:19 PM »
While doing a demo on a very high end house we found beer cans inside of cinder blocks.


LOL :)

Excellent waste management. ;)