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by brookline
Fri Apr 26, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: TENS Units
Replies: 3
Views: 706

TENS Units

Hi everybody, I'm interested in trying out an over-the-counter TENS unit for relaxing trigger points and have some questions. Have any of you tried using them for that purpose? How well did it work? Are the over the counter units strong enough to be effective? (Physical therapists get much more powe...
by brookline
Mon Apr 08, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Tax Act Problems
Replies: 0
Views: 418

Tax Act Problems

Hi everyone, I've used Tax Act online for my Form 1040 for the past few years. They provided taxpayer support on legal questions relating to taxes and that was fine. This year, I call them at different times and there is always a message they can't answer the phone. I can't reach anyone for tax help...
by brookline
Wed Mar 27, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: Food containers
Replies: 14
Views: 1458

Re: Food containers

saving-10-years wrote:
Sat Mar 23, 2019 5:33 pm
Another vote for Pyrex - we have had a few of the rectangular ones for many years.
Thanks! I'll look into Pyrex options.
by brookline
Wed Mar 27, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: Food containers
Replies: 14
Views: 1458

Re: Food containers

Have you considered wrapping your food in... food? Like wraps, pitta, or even shortcrust pastry (pies). Paper bags are a good alternative to plastic wrap, unbleached (brown) paper can be composted too. I have tried wrapping sandwiches in cloth/flax too, but found sliced bread dried out and took on ...
by brookline
Fri Mar 22, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: Food containers
Replies: 14
Views: 1458

Re: Food containers

Thanks for these excellent replies!
by brookline
Fri Mar 22, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: Food containers
Replies: 14
Views: 1458

Food containers

Hi,
I'm interested in getting some stainless steel food containers that I can use for storing and transporting foods. (I've read that even "safe" plastics can get into your food and cause health problems.) Can anyone recommend some substitutes for my Rubbermaid and Sterilite containers?
by brookline
Sat Mar 09, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Turo and Getaround
Replies: 4
Views: 840

Re: Turo and Getaround

Hi Frx.
Thanks for responding. I'm interested in hearing about lessee/renter experiences.
by brookline
Fri Mar 08, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Turo and Getaround
Replies: 4
Views: 840

Turo and Getaround

Hi,
Would any Getaround and Turo users be willing to share their experiences with renting cars through these services?
by brookline
Sun Mar 03, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Car Rental
Replies: 9
Views: 1455

Re: Car Rental

theanimal wrote:
Fri Mar 01, 2019 10:02 pm
Look at Turo. If you are travelling to a reasonably populated area you should be able to find a few options at $25/day or lower.
Will do. Great tip!
by brookline
Sat Mar 02, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Car Rental
Replies: 9
Views: 1455

Re: Car Rental

Frita wrote:
Fri Mar 01, 2019 11:29 pm
Another thing my spouse does is book early. If the price goes down, cancel and rebook without penalty.
Thanks!
by brookline
Sat Mar 02, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Car Rental
Replies: 9
Views: 1455

Re: Car Rental

Wow! Edith Keeler thanks for an excellent, thoughtful reply.
It sounds like I need liability insurance. Also, I don't have credit cards anymore (too much temptation) so I'll need to get collision too.
by brookline
Fri Mar 01, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Car Rental
Replies: 9
Views: 1455

Car Rental

Hi everyone, I'm going on a vacation and would like to rent a car for 2 days of the trip. I wish to minimize costs but ensure I'm adequately insured. Any advice? I took a vacation last year and paid $40 a day to Avis for insurance, road service for breakdowns, etc. Can I do better? (FYI: I don't own...
by brookline
Sun Feb 03, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Time Share Sales People: Avoiding
Replies: 19
Views: 2834

Re: Time Share Sales People: Avoiding

chenda wrote:
Sat Feb 02, 2019 5:58 pm
What sort of hotel chain is this ?! I've never heard of such weirdness...
Hilton Grand Vacations
by brookline
Sat Feb 02, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Time Share Sales People: Avoiding
Replies: 19
Views: 2834

Time Share Sales People: Avoiding

Hi everybody, I'm going on a business trip and will be staying at a nationally branded hotel. (Can we mention names on this forum?) My employer will be paying for the trip. I'm simply seeking a roof over my head for a few days. The hotel does a heavy business in selling timeshares. Yelp reviews for ...
by brookline
Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Privatize My Student Loans?
Replies: 5
Views: 987

Re: Privatize My Student Loans?

Well, I haven't looked yet. I won't do it if the rate isn't at least 1.5% less and can't be done without points or fees.
by brookline
Mon Jan 07, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Privatize My Student Loans?
Replies: 5
Views: 987

Privatize My Student Loans?

Hi everybody, I have a student loan question. I currently am paying down 2 MOHELA managed federal Direct Student loans totaling about $16,000 and wondering if I might save a few bucks on interest if I privatized the 2 loans. Here is some background on my situation. I’m paying 5.75% interest on the l...
by brookline
Wed Jul 18, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: Colleague Meet Up
Replies: 2
Views: 1123

Re: Colleague Meet Up

Thanks Saving 10 Years for your thoughtful & detailed reply. That is really helpful advice.
by brookline
Tue Jul 17, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: Colleague Meet Up
Replies: 2
Views: 1123

Colleague Meet Up

Hi everybody, I'm thinking of trying to start a meet up for my employer's marketing-type writers. One tricky aspect of doing this is finding a hook that will draw folks in. This would be a grassroots initiative. I've met most of them at networking meetings on an individual basis that I had set up in...
by brookline
Tue Jul 17, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: Baking Soda Toothpaste Alternatives
Replies: 13
Views: 1410

Re: Baking Soda Toothpaste Alternatives

Thanks everybody!
by brookline
Thu Jul 05, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: Baking Soda Toothpaste Alternatives
Replies: 13
Views: 1410

Re: Baking Soda Toothpaste Alternatives

Chris wrote:
Thu Jul 05, 2018 12:51 am
The Dirt uses fine bentonite clay. If you'd consider a drier paste, maybe find a supply of the stuff and create your own mix, sans baking soda?
Thanks, this looks like a possibility. Have you tried the "Dirt"? How well does it work?