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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #7500 on: April 16, 2020, 05:02:36 PM »
Grumble:  My Employee Stock Purchase from my old employer is no longer going to be serviced by the current company so they are charging $65 a year to get people to move the money out.  You can move it to one of their regular brokerage accounts blah blah.  I don't particularly like the company (Merrill Lynch) I only have it because I got a good deal on stock while working.  So I would prefer to close the account if I am going to do any moving.  Well now I would have to sell the stock to get it out and the market has just tanked.  So sell at a loss or wait?  If I get out soon, I might be able to get my fee back.  I'll also have some losses for the year I'll need to fill in for ACA purposes.

Can't you just have them do an in-kind transfer to a new brokerage? Merrill Edge is the free version, and you can sign up for perks at BoA for having a reasonable balance there.

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« Reply #7501 on: April 16, 2020, 05:40:38 PM »
Mint sends me a email every time DW or I gets paid... Apparently I am supposed to be way more excited about payday. I mean, sure I'd get concerned if the deposit didn't happen, but with a rolling account balance that always covers at least the next months expenses I don't really get the "Woohoo you got paid" email. 

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« Reply #7502 on: April 16, 2020, 07:59:46 PM »
if It was me Iíd sell for a loss, transfer the cash, and invest in broad market index.  Even if you plan to hold company stock you can sell for a loss and wait a month then buy back anywhere you want.  You risk it going up in that time

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« Reply #7503 on: April 16, 2020, 08:16:42 PM »
My MPP: I found out my Google Pixel 2 won't receive software updates after October. Bloody built in obsolescence.

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« Reply #7504 on: April 17, 2020, 06:55:13 AM »
if It was me Iíd sell for a loss, transfer the cash, and invest in broad market index.  Even if you plan to hold company stock you can sell for a loss and wait a month then buy back anywhere you want.  You risk it going up in that time

Indexing is the way I am leaning.  I don't like owning individual stock, only did ESP because they sell it at a great discount so it is usually an instant win.  Then I left the company, then they they split into three companies, then the virus hit.... 

Sure I am also to blame since I sat on it for longer than needed just to see what the triple split would do, 'cause why not :).   It was the path of least resistance since I already owned it.   Thought one or more of triple might be bought by another player and that could have shot the stock up.  I guess it still could. 

I'd be (and am) a terrible stock picker.  HA!  Good thing I like index funds and am lazy.

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« Reply #7505 on: April 17, 2020, 06:57:11 AM »
My MPP: I found out my Google Pixel 2 won't receive software updates after October. Bloody built in obsolescence.

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This, ugh.  The Worst.

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« Reply #7506 on: April 18, 2020, 04:41:21 AM »
If you want to pay for something good with the money to stimulate the economy, but a solar panel or something like it and let it be installed by a professional.
May be not enough, but that way the money it not wasted and you have bought someone a few days of employment.

Installing an EV charger gets a 30% tax credit (nonrefundable, cap of $1000 credit for personal). Presumably this would include any electrical upgrades needed.

We will be paying people to insulate our walls early next month. They can do this from the outside so we are still social distancing, while keeping people employed, while reducing our energy consumption. I have also invested in seeds for our vegetable patch, where we will hopefully raise a large crop now we're not going anywhere over the summer.

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #7507 on: April 18, 2020, 07:19:08 AM »
Mint sends me a email every time DW or I gets paid... Apparently I am supposed to be way more excited about payday. I mean, sure I'd get concerned if the deposit didn't happen, but with a rolling account balance that always covers at least the next months expenses I don't really get the "Woohoo you got paid" email.
Haha, same here!  Mint is WAY more excited about me getting paid than I am.  Every time I get that email, I'm like... "I did?"  Paycheck is no big deal, and a drop in the bucket of our overall portfolio.  I should probably FIRE, but I just like my job way too much right now.

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« Reply #7508 on: April 18, 2020, 10:19:07 AM »
Mint sends me a email every time DW or I gets paid... Apparently I am supposed to be way more excited about payday. I mean, sure I'd get concerned if the deposit didn't happen, but with a rolling account balance that always covers at least the next months expenses I don't really get the "Woohoo you got paid" email.
Haha, same here!  Mint is WAY more excited about me getting paid than I am.  Every time I get that email, I'm like... "I did?"  Paycheck is no big deal, and a drop in the bucket of our overall portfolio.  I should probably FIRE, but I just like my job way too much right now.
I've been wondering if more people were going to suddenly find their jobs more palatable if they're working from home now and weren't before.

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« Reply #7509 on: April 18, 2020, 10:57:44 AM »
Mint sends me a email every time DW or I gets paid... Apparently I am supposed to be way more excited about payday. I mean, sure I'd get concerned if the deposit didn't happen, but with a rolling account balance that always covers at least the next months expenses I don't really get the "Woohoo you got paid" email.
Haha, same here!  Mint is WAY more excited about me getting paid than I am.  Every time I get that email, I'm like... "I did?"  Paycheck is no big deal, and a drop in the bucket of our overall portfolio.  I should probably FIRE, but I just like my job way too much right now.
I've been wondering if more people were going to suddenly find their jobs more palatable if they're working from home now and weren't before.

Yes, absolutely! I enjoy the work but I hate the commute and the habits of my coworkers and our uncomfortable office (cold and draughty). My coworkers are nice enough on the phone but two in particular usually drain my energy when they are sitting next to me. I think I probably work faster and better now.

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #7510 on: April 19, 2020, 10:09:30 AM »
Mint sends me a email every time DW or I gets paid... Apparently I am supposed to be way more excited about payday. I mean, sure I'd get concerned if the deposit didn't happen, but with a rolling account balance that always covers at least the next months expenses I don't really get the "Woohoo you got paid" email.
Haha, same here!  Mint is WAY more excited about me getting paid than I am.  Every time I get that email, I'm like... "I did?"  Paycheck is no big deal, and a drop in the bucket of our overall portfolio.  I should probably FIRE, but I just like my job way too much right now.
I've been wondering if more people were going to suddenly find their jobs more palatable if they're working from home now and weren't before.

Iíve been working from home (self employed) for a number of years now. The recent change is DW is and I are now coworkers. This is mostly an improvement. Mintís enthusiasm is probably a bit more realistic under current conditions.


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« Reply #7511 on: April 21, 2020, 05:13:07 AM »
Mint sends me a email every time DW or I gets paid... Apparently I am supposed to be way more excited about payday. I mean, sure I'd get concerned if the deposit didn't happen, but with a rolling account balance that always covers at least the next months expenses I don't really get the "Woohoo you got paid" email.
Haha, same here!  Mint is WAY more excited about me getting paid than I am.  Every time I get that email, I'm like... "I did?"  Paycheck is no big deal, and a drop in the bucket of our overall portfolio.  I should probably FIRE, but I just like my job way too much right now.
I've been wondering if more people were going to suddenly find their jobs more palatable if they're working from home now and weren't before.

Yes, absolutely! I enjoy the work but I hate the commute and the habits of my coworkers and our uncomfortable office (cold and draughty). My coworkers are nice enough on the phone but two in particular usually drain my energy when they are sitting next to me. I think I probably work faster and better now.

Strangely enough, the only thing I miss is the commute (I bike to/from work, almost 100% of the time).  Aside from that, teleworking has been GREAT.  Much more efficient than being in the office, fewer interruptions.  I feel a lot more productive working from home, which came as a surprise to me.

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« Reply #7512 on: April 21, 2020, 07:48:00 AM »
DH has said he might not go back to the office full time. We live about a mile away, so he can always hop on his bike and be there in a few minutes for meetings.

We moved so close due to some chronic pain issues and he loves being able to lay down on his comfy bed when it gets bad, rather than having to find a privacy room to lay on the floor.

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« Reply #7513 on: April 21, 2020, 07:55:10 AM »
I made reusable washable cotton cloth masks for our family. DH wore his to work, and now his coworkers want them too. I asked him how many they wanted. He said 100! 😳

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« Reply #7514 on: April 21, 2020, 09:16:58 AM »
I'm still employed, but I'm not saving much (more) money as a result of social distancing. I didn't eat out at restaurants much before the pandemic and I walked or biked almost everywhere. I've saved the small amounts I would have spent on the occasional bus ride, but my electricity bill has gone up slightly and I'm doing laundry more often.

Meanwhile, my spendy colleagues are surprised by how much money they have left over in their accounts now. They've become involuntarily frugal.

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« Reply #7515 on: April 21, 2020, 09:35:02 AM »
I'm still employed, but I'm not saving much (more) money as a result of social distancing. I didn't eat out at restaurants much before the pandemic and I walked or biked almost everywhere. I've saved the small amounts I would have spent on the occasional bus ride, but my electricity bill has gone up slightly and I'm doing laundry more often.

Meanwhile, my spendy colleagues are surprised by how much money they have left over in their accounts now. They've become involuntarily frugal.
I actually pay more now. Electricity, heating (luckily not much now) and even food (because the company heavily subsized the warm meal)

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« Reply #7516 on: April 24, 2020, 11:33:04 AM »
My ebike broke. The "clutch" wore out after 3000 hard (hilly big guy) miles. $25 shipped. Easy fix. There is a YouTube video that details the work.

As a result, I have to drive to my closed office this afternoon to pickup the mail rather than being paid to pedal...

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« Reply #7517 on: April 24, 2020, 03:58:19 PM »
I was disappointed when I got the call to go back to work. I live pretty frugally anyway. Without driving to work locations, having to dress in 'work appropriate attire', going to networking events, social events, going out to eat, etc, I've increased my savings rate to unprecedented levels. This is the most relaxed and happy I've been in my adult memory. I wish I was already FI!! But I have to act happy that I can get back to having a paycheck and 'getting out'. My workplace is pretty small and everyone else is thrilled to be back.

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« Reply #7518 on: April 24, 2020, 11:57:38 PM »
I was disappointed when I got the call to go back to work. I live pretty frugally anyway. Without driving to work locations, having to dress in 'work appropriate attire', going to networking events, social events, going out to eat, etc, I've increased my savings rate to unprecedented levels. This is the most relaxed and happy I've been in my adult memory. I wish I was already FI!! But I have to act happy that I can get back to having a paycheck and 'getting out'. My workplace is pretty small and everyone else is thrilled to be back.
I wish you all the health you can get!

I hope at least everyone wears masks.

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« Reply #7519 on: April 25, 2020, 01:45:16 PM »
I'm still employed, but I'm not saving much (more) money as a result of social distancing. I didn't eat out at restaurants much before the pandemic and I walked or biked almost everywhere. I've saved the small amounts I would have spent on the occasional bus ride, but my electricity bill has gone up slightly and I'm doing laundry more often.

Meanwhile, my spendy colleagues are surprised by how much money they have left over in their accounts now. They've become involuntarily frugal.
I actually pay more now. Electricity, heating (luckily not much now) and even food (because the company heavily subsized the warm meal)
Because I'm not shopping sales our groceries have gone up over 50%!  I can't keep up with that.

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« Reply #7520 on: April 27, 2020, 08:45:13 PM »
I've been out once to get groceries. Otherwise I've been finally eating all the stuff that's accumulated in my cupboards. My spending is at least temporarily down. Although I did hire a lawn guy this year. March was my 4th lowest spending month out of 27 I have tracked starting on January 2018. April looks like it's going to come in at #6.

That's with consciously increasing my baseline monthly spend on thing like the lawn guy. Otherwise they'd be 2 and 3.

I'm nearing my number/year and I'm supposed to be figuring out the numbers for the lifestyle I would like long term and this situation is making it hard to get accurate numbers as to what my no longer minimal lifestyle looks like. I have a good idea of what my minimum spend looks like from the last 2 years which were very frugal with almost no extras beyond the necessary as I did very little behind work. It's somewhere around $16k annually.

My mpp is...I know I have enough to survive, but this is making it hard to figure out how much I WANT in the stash before I retire.

A very nice problem have as problems go.
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« Reply #7521 on: April 27, 2020, 09:27:31 PM »
^Agreed!!

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« Reply #7522 on: May 26, 2020, 05:11:05 PM »
Not really a problem but one of my friends couldn't figure out why my wife couldn't stop laughing at his comment. He mentioned that during these times I could even take out money from my 401k with zero penalty for some nonessential home improvements. My wife just starts laughing because that's how uncharacteristic that would be for me to do. I don't talk much about our savings habits so it took some explaining. Even then I don't think they quite got why that would never come up as a consideration

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« Reply #7523 on: May 27, 2020, 06:50:53 AM »
@Imma I'm happy for you that you're getting your exterior walls insulated! I got mine done two years ago and have been wowed at the savings on heating and cooling, as well as at how nice it is to have fewer cold drafts in the winter! I also hope that you're able to talk your office into letting you work from home indefinitely.

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« Reply #7524 on: May 27, 2020, 02:19:27 PM »
Insulation is well worth spending on for comfort alone. We insulated every wall of our house (except the one between the kitchen and living room). Inside, outside, floors, ceilings, everything. It is great for making the house quiet also.

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« Reply #7525 on: May 27, 2020, 11:04:44 PM »
Overcharged at the supermarket. Now I have to go back to retrieve my $2

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« Reply #7526 on: May 28, 2020, 08:00:49 AM »
Insulation is well worth spending on for comfort alone. We insulated every wall of our house (except the one between the kitchen and living room). Inside, outside, floors, ceilings, everything. It is great for making the house quiet also.

What does something like this run you? (Obviously size of home is dependant on cost just looking for a ballpark).

 Did they use spray foam? We are looking at doing this as well.

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« Reply #7527 on: May 28, 2020, 10:15:12 AM »
They couldnít do spray foam in our attic space because it was too low. You can only do it in walls if you are opening them up, so new build or gut job. We went with spray in fiberglass. They drill these rounds out of the wall between each stud, blow the insulation in, and plug the whole. You then obviously have to repaint over the patches.

For the attic we had a bunch of insulation blown in. For under the floor we had fiberglass batts places between the floor joists.

We have a small house and maybe we paid $4-5k for all of that?

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« Reply #7528 on: May 28, 2020, 10:25:48 AM »
We had a gutted house with completely open walls. DH did a lot of research and ultimately decided against spray foam. The prime reasons are that, as @ysette9 well knows, our ground moves quite a bit. This can cause the rigid spray foam insulation to crack and settle over time. So you've spent a ton of extra money and you can still end up with cold spots. We went with Eco-batt insulation and did all of the interior and closet walls and between the floors. It really made the house warmer and quieter and it's more forgiving when the earth moves.

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« Reply #7529 on: May 28, 2020, 03:22:08 PM »
That is an interesting thing to consider. We didnít get far enough down the road of even considering spray foam to realize that was a downside in this area. Thanks for sharing; this has mitigated my sense of missing out. ;-)

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« Reply #7530 on: May 28, 2020, 05:40:06 PM »
I've run out of "Tupperware" (repurposed butter tubs, cream cheese containers, etc) because I have so many leftovers and prepped foods in the fridge/freezer.

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« Reply #7531 on: May 28, 2020, 09:39:21 PM »
I bought an extra 50 lb bag of flour for a friend who didn't end up needing it, so then I had to wait until I finished up my own 50 lb bag before I could reclaim the closet space taken up by the other bag...

I have to choke back comments like "so what? I've been doing that for years!" when people start gushing to me about how they are growing scallion ends or making their own chicken broth or whatever...

We needed an extra laptop so all our kids could do class Zooms at the same time, so I assembled one good one out of two old broken Macbooks... but the resulting laptop is still so old that many websites don't support the browsers...

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« Reply #7532 on: May 29, 2020, 12:22:25 AM »
That is an interesting thing to consider. We didnít get far enough down the road of even considering spray foam to realize that was a downside in this area. Thanks for sharing; this has mitigated my sense of missing out. ;-)
And saved you a big pile 'o money...MO'MO, not FOMO, for the win!

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« Reply #7533 on: May 29, 2020, 02:09:58 AM »
We needed an extra laptop so all our kids could do class Zooms at the same time, so I assembled one good one out of two old broken Macbooks... but the resulting laptop is still so old that many websites don't support the browsers...
Huh?
Upgrade the browser??

I have no experience with Macs (because I like to be able to do things with the things I own), but even those should allow you to install a recent browser.

We had a gutted house with completely open walls. DH did a lot of research and ultimately decided against spray foam. The prime reasons are that, as @ysette9 well knows, our ground moves quite a bit. This can cause the rigid spray foam insulation to crack and settle over time. So you've spent a ton of extra money and you can still end up with cold spots. We went with Eco-batt insulation and did all of the interior and closet walls and between the floors. It really made the house warmer and quieter and it's more forgiving when the earth moves.

You can also insulate using dried algea. The long ones from the ocean. No chemicals at all and still not burning because of the high salt %.

But of course that is more expensive and there may be no one in your area that does this anyway. I only know of one company in Germany.

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« Reply #7534 on: May 29, 2020, 05:22:00 AM »
Overcharged at the supermarket. Now I have to go back to retrieve my $2

This always makes my day. I like being overcharged at the till, you get the product for free when you point it out! :)

Pity that Coles and Woolies are much better now with pricing. Not as many errors.

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« Reply #7535 on: May 29, 2020, 07:34:36 AM »
We needed an extra laptop so all our kids could do class Zooms at the same time, so I assembled one good one out of two old broken Macbooks... but the resulting laptop is still so old that many websites don't support the browsers...
Huh?
Upgrade the browser??

I have no experience with Macs (because I like to be able to do things with the things I own), but even those should allow you to install a recent browser.

These Macs are so old, that Google Chrome/Safari/Firefox no long support them. I know what I'm doing, I'm an IT professional. :D Next stop could be installing Linux, but it would be a hassle as kids want to keep their game licenses, etc.
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« Reply #7536 on: May 29, 2020, 07:42:12 AM »
We needed an extra laptop so all our kids could do class Zooms at the same time, so I assembled one good one out of two old broken Macbooks... but the resulting laptop is still so old that many websites don't support the browsers...
Huh?
Upgrade the browser??

I have no experience with Macs (because I like to be able to do things with the things I own), but even those should allow you to install a recent browser.

These Macs are so old, that Google Chrome/Safari/Firefox no long support them. I know what I'm doing, I'm an IT professional. :D Next stop could be installing Linux, but it would be a hassle as kids want to keep their game licenses, etc.

How old are they?
I mean too old to support old versions of browsers that barely support the stuff you want to run? Even IE11 does most stuff, and in computer terms that is nearly ancient browser. Maybe Early Middle Ages.

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« Reply #7537 on: May 29, 2020, 09:11:17 AM »
These Macs are so old, that Google Chrome/Safari/Firefox no long support them. I know what I'm doing, I'm an IT professional. :D Next stop could be installing Linux, but it would be a hassle as kids want to keep their game licenses, etc.

As an IT professional, do you really want software without updated security patches connected to the Intertubes?  ;)

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« Reply #7538 on: May 29, 2020, 12:20:17 PM »
I'm still employed, but I'm not saving much (more) money as a result of social distancing. I didn't eat out at restaurants much before the pandemic and I walked or biked almost everywhere. I've saved the small amounts I would have spent on the occasional bus ride, but my electricity bill has gone up slightly and I'm doing laundry more often.

Meanwhile, my spendy colleagues are surprised by how much money they have left over in their accounts now. They've become involuntarily frugal.
I actually pay more now. Electricity, heating (luckily not much now) and even food (because the company heavily subsized the warm meal)

I have increased my use of electricity by 20 kWh per month but because the electricity has gotten cheaper I actually got paid to use the electricity. The only thing left on my bill was the fee for the environmental certificate and the tax. All adding up to a 1 USD. I have a separate fee for the grid, about 14 USD. I actually felt sorry for the electricity company because it cost them probably more to bill me for those 90 kWh then I paid them.

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« Reply #7539 on: May 29, 2020, 02:13:58 PM »

Because I'm not shopping sales our groceries have gone up over 50%!  I can't keep up with that.
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DW has the same problem, she routinely apologizes when she comes home with food because it wasn't all bought at the sale prices she usually gets due to a combination of (1) the grocery stores are running fewer sales, and (2) things may not be there on her next trip, so she gets them when they are there.  I roll my eyes as I point out that this entire epidemic is clearly her fault, sigh. . . :) 

Same issue as AnnaGrowsAMustache, overcharged one time by over a dollar (she cross checks all her receipts) and wondering if it was worth going back.  I advised against. 

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #7540 on: May 29, 2020, 03:13:47 PM »
These Macs are so old, that Google Chrome/Safari/Firefox no long support them. I know what I'm doing, I'm an IT professional. :D Next stop could be installing Linux, but it would be a hassle as kids want to keep their game licenses, etc.

As an IT professional, do you really want software without updated security patches connected to the Intertubes?  ;)

No, which is why this is a MPP!  Too cheap to buy new laptops... too cheap to buy new software... I'm stuck! :)

While MOST websites work, as you say, it's not safe. Plus some of the websites that the kids are supposed to use for their schoolwork no longer support the old browser versions, and come out funny looking.

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #7541 on: May 29, 2020, 03:35:53 PM »
These Macs are so old, that Google Chrome/Safari/Firefox no long support them. I know what I'm doing, I'm an IT professional. :D Next stop could be installing Linux, but it would be a hassle as kids want to keep their game licenses, etc.

As an IT professional, do you really want software without updated security patches connected to the Intertubes?  ;)

No, which is why this is a MPP!  Too cheap to buy new laptops... too cheap to buy new software... I'm stuck! :)

While MOST websites work, as you say, it's not safe. Plus some of the websites that the kids are supposed to use for their schoolwork no longer support the old browser versions, and come out funny looking.

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #7542 on: May 29, 2020, 06:06:49 PM »
These Macs are so old, that Google Chrome/Safari/Firefox no long support them. I know what I'm doing, I'm an IT professional. :D Next stop could be installing Linux, but it would be a hassle as kids want to keep their game licenses, etc.

As an IT professional, do you really want software without updated security patches connected to the Intertubes?  ;)

No, which is why this is a MPP!  Too cheap to buy new laptops... too cheap to buy new software... I'm stuck! :)

While MOST websites work, as you say, it's not safe. Plus some of the websites that the kids are supposed to use for their schoolwork no longer support the old browser versions, and come out funny looking.

User name doesnít check out

Sorry, I don't understand your comment?

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #7543 on: May 29, 2020, 07:33:58 PM »
These Macs are so old, that Google Chrome/Safari/Firefox no long support them. I know what I'm doing, I'm an IT professional. :D Next stop could be installing Linux, but it would be a hassle as kids want to keep their game licenses, etc.

As an IT professional, do you really want software without updated security patches connected to the Intertubes?  ;)

No, which is why this is a MPP!  Too cheap to buy new laptops... too cheap to buy new software... I'm stuck! :)

While MOST websites work, as you say, it's not safe. Plus some of the websites that the kids are supposed to use for their schoolwork no longer support the old browser versions, and come out funny looking.

User name doesnít check out

LOL

All in good fun, @Poundwise!

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #7544 on: May 29, 2020, 09:36:44 PM »
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LOL

All in good fun, @Poundwise!

Ohhhhh!! I get it!! 😆
Slow on the uptake today.  I should try to live up to my name!

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #7545 on: June 03, 2020, 09:00:03 AM »
On Facebook and bogleheads, everyone is talking about how much money they are saving with the shutdown.

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #7546 on: June 03, 2020, 11:44:11 AM »
I bought an extra 50 lb bag of flour for a friend who didn't end up needing it, so then I had to wait until I finished up my own 50 lb bag before I could reclaim the closet space taken up by the other bag...

I have to choke back comments like "so what? I've been doing that for years!" when people start gushing to me about how they are growing scallion ends or making their own chicken broth or whatever...

We needed an extra laptop so all our kids could do class Zooms at the same time, so I assembled one good one out of two old broken Macbooks... but the resulting laptop is still so old that many websites don't support the browsers...

Throw Linux on it. There are really bare bones versions that will have modern browsers but a small OS hardware requirement. You can also skin them to look like OSX.

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #7547 on: June 03, 2020, 11:46:29 AM »
Just saw that you know about things like Linux... ;)

Good luck with the project!

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #7548 on: June 03, 2020, 12:08:57 PM »
I canít decide if I want to leave my job and boss or wait another year when I have even more money socked away and a better picture were this coronathing is heading. As long as I can work from home it is pretty ok. I have a pretty secure job in a city that is now in a downturn due to a crappy virus.

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #7549 on: June 05, 2020, 01:48:24 PM »
Mint sent me this email advising I could save money but I can't understand it...

You can save $630 in just 3 months. What are you saving for?   
      
Are you finally ready to get a place of your own? Or are you hoping for the wedding of your dreams without going into debt?
 
Whatever it is youíre saving for, itís right within your reach. We know because weíve already done the math for you, and you have an average of $700 left over each month.

The numbers are made up but the ratios are the same...

I think they are trying to tell me that with their help I can save less in three months than is currently left over every month? The only explanation I can come up with is that buying VTI isn't "saving".