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Deals/Deal Requests / Re: Google Express Master Thread
« Last post by yitzgar on Yesterday at 11:47:24 PM »
that doesnt help me because there are some things that are the same price and some that are not
IME in places with higher prices I haven't found anything to be the same price
General Discussion / Re: Stocks
« Last post by thebudgetdeals on Yesterday at 11:44:33 PM »
And do not forget the opportunity cost, when you are stuck with loosing positions whether for 16 years or 8 years, that tied up money could have been invested in other profit generating investments.
And yes that tied up money could either be invested in other profit generating investments or go down the drain Like Enron, Lehman, Bear Sterns, WM, GM, Chrysler, GE, and the list goes on. So if you wanna take the risk its fully yours, but Warren Buffet doesn't look neither on standard deviations nor average deviations... He studies the 10-Q's and 10-K's with rishoinim and achroinim and studies management he doesnt base his investment decisions on some "PROFESSIONAL" posts on DDF's.
Deals/Deal Requests / Re: Google Express Master Thread
« Last post by ben89 on Yesterday at 11:43:48 PM »
1- it will say on a banner on the website if prices are different
that doesnt help me because there are some things that are the same price and some that are not
Deals/Deal Requests / Re: Google Express Master Thread
« Last post by yitzgar on Yesterday at 11:41:06 PM »
how does one know if the prices in store at costco are the same as on google express? are prices the same as in store?
1- it will say on a banner on the website if prices are different
2- no
Credit Cards / Re: TD bank penny arcade
« Last post by JACKBLUE on Yesterday at 11:40:55 PM »
Don’t spend it all at once  :D
Goods For Sale/Trade / Re: Airline Gift Cards And Vouchers Master Thread
« Last post by yellowj on Yesterday at 11:39:46 PM »
Selling a AS $25 discount code for 60%
Just Shmooze / Re: What came in your mail today?
« Last post by keemster26 on Yesterday at 11:38:28 PM »
Mail in rebate from previous paper deal
Just Shmooze / Re: How hard is it financially to make it in Israel?
« Last post by Kabrams1618 on Yesterday at 11:34:55 PM »
I can only talk from personal experience but this is what we encountered.  We made aliyah seven years ago with three teenagers (everyone said bad idea), no job (gave up a six figure job) and no place to live a month before moving (also a no no from all friends and family). Sold our modest house and all belongings and quit job so no turning back.  Made a committment to first year of ulpan and adult yeshiva.  Lived off of aliyah benefits and stuffing envelopes for a non profit ( for real, had whole family stuffing and working small jobs.  Also small savings.  Took a job as a kindergarten assistant maternity leave to get a foot in the door.  You do what you need to do, I was a 20 year teacher and university instructor in the states.  Within 3 years was principal.  Daughter went to university for four years, practically free and has two degrees.  Has more job offers than she has time for.  Not great salaries but jobs.  Son did elite army unit and yeshiva (yes it is possible) and completing  first college degree. 
 He Just got married to an Israeli  girl who doesn’t speak much English and they live in a very modest apartment and both work part time as she finishes her second academic degree and he finishes Yeshiva and first degree.  No, they do not get supported by parents, they make it on their own. We live in a modest apartment in Jerusalem with an ugly purple sofa that came with the apartment and no car.  Material wise we live very basically but fulfillment wise all of us couldn’t be happier. 
Is this for all Jews? I wish I could say yes, but know people have different priorities.  If you read this an say “he must be crazy” then that  is your answer.  Are there problems here, both financial and otherwise?  Of course.  Do all make the transition? No.  Who does it make the greatest impact on? The kids.  Kids here are on a whole different level as compared to kids in the states, which is an area for a different discussion.  And yes, our children are even more religious here.  They are living  and making Jewish history. Our  son’s commander’s course was packed with religious boys and our girls do national service. Feel  free to PM me if you have any questions that we can help with. 
Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: Big Island Of Hawaii Master Thread
« Last post by Yehoshua on Yesterday at 11:32:48 PM »
Lodging Question: Should I AirBNB / VRBO on the Kona side or the Hilo side?

I'll be heading to TBI in August with 2 others for my first visit. I'll be arriving on Sunday and leaving on Thursday (3 full days).

I plan on renting an apartment instead of hotel for a few reasons (~100 a night, includes a kitchen, has 3 beds).  I am torn about which side to stay on.

On one hand, Kona has better weather, beaches / snorkeling, and I'll probably be flying into there. On the other hand, many of the activities that I'd like to do such as Volcano, waipio valley, mauna kea among others are closer to the Hilo side. I'd like to pick a side and not move around during my trip for the most part.

Also, any suggestions on specific Airbnb / VRBO would be appreciated.
Read my TR. We stayed in Volcano for 2 nights and near Kona for 2 nights. Ended up working your great.
Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
« Last post by churnbabychurn on Yesterday at 11:32:13 PM »
The lowest are these bp/Williamsburg orgs who call and bark at you in yiddish
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