On Witchy Feelings About My Index Fund

I'm going to go check my account....

Posted on October 16, 2014 at 10:59 am 0

On Witchy Feelings About My Index Fund

@Gef the Talking Mongoose Haha! I've done that before. I played penny stocks in 2000, taking a $2000 stake up to $11,000. Then watching in horror as it went back to zero, paralyzed by fear, unable to make sensible decisions. The money manager does take a fee, but I think he's worth it. For one thing, he put 10% of my money in some kind of contrarian fun that is going up as the market is tanking, helping my bottom line quite a bit.

Posted on October 16, 2014 at 10:58 am 0

On Witchy Feelings About My Index Fund

@ECW I agree. And meanwhile, I'm hoping the market stays low till Friday when my 401K contribution hits.

Posted on October 15, 2014 at 5:56 pm 0

On Witchy Feelings About My Index Fund

Hello, other people with (some) money! I got a bequest from my father, not huge, but it's being "managed" by a guy at UBS in blue chip type stocks that pay dividends, and the balance has been falling more than I like. I'm kinda wishing I'd paid off my mortgage and student loan instead of getting mixed up with the frigging Market.

Posted on October 15, 2014 at 5:19 pm 0

On The Widespread Popularity of HGTV

@Kate I know. I especially love it when Hilary gets on her high horse with home owners who don't understand why "must-haves" are flying off their lists! And Realtor David looks just like Putin, right?

Posted on October 1, 2014 at 2:10 pm 0

On The Widespread Popularity of HGTV

One thing I find rather crazy on so many of the HGTV shows is that the people looking for or renovating houses always wants giant kitchens and bathrooms, and as many bathrooms as possible. Do they employ staff???? I have the tiniest kitchen and tiniest bathroom imaginable and I hate cleaning them. What would I do with one of these "spa" or "oasis" bathrooms? Yikes!

Posted on October 1, 2014 at 2:01 pm 0

On The Widespread Popularity of HGTV

@ThatJenn Me too as well. Stuck with cable cuz of HGTV! I watch Property Brothers, Buying and Selling (same hosts), Flip or Flop, Rehab Addict, and Love It or List It. I need all these shows. I will also make do with some Beachfront Living and House Hunters, if I must.

Posted on October 1, 2014 at 1:58 pm 0

On Reconsidering a Living Situation

You could certainly maintain a home base in a location less pricey than Manhattan. Like Queens! It really doesn't totally suck in Queens and you'd save a lot of money, have a place to keep your stuff that you don't care about, and have a place to come "home" to.

Posted on September 30, 2014 at 12:31 pm 0

On IMPORTANT: How to Reheat Leftover Pizza

Sorry, PS-- fluffy crust? The steaming deal at the end will undo the nice crispness of the crust. Big mistake!!!!!

Posted on September 24, 2014 at 5:51 pm 0

On IMPORTANT: How to Reheat Leftover Pizza

Close! You actually need to use a CAST-IRON skillet. It takes some time. You need to heat it rather slowly. Believe me, a cast-iron skillet is the way to go. I do this all the time!

Posted on September 24, 2014 at 5:50 pm 0