Not surprising at all. Heck I live in LA .. those numbers you’re looking at are for mediocre locations at best. I know people are complaining a lot (myself included), and it was on the news with protests and what not last night, but listen if you can’t afford it - freaking move. No one is forcing you to live in one… » 4/23/15 11:53am Thursday 11:53am

I switch insurances all the time. Fuck loyalty. No one appreciates it. Absolutely not one company. If you’re a savvy shopper I’ve also found that bundling never saves you money over finding different deals for different needs. Obviously tales a little bit of time, but if saving money is your goal - shop every 6 months… » 4/22/15 3:35pm Wednesday 3:35pm

I love competition, and I am glad that Google is going in as well. The problem is that this is totally underwhelming. On t-mobile for single line I’m currently paying $33 (all inclusive) for unlimited talk and text and 2.5GB of data (tethered or not). I usually end up using about 1.5 - 2GB because all of my music… » 4/22/15 2:41pm Wednesday 2:41pm

Waze is the worst thing to happen to LA traffic and neighborhoods. Quiet neighborhoods that kids could once play in, or residential streets that were peaceful, are suddenly jammed with people going 50MPH because waze told them that way they’ll save 2 minutes off their commute by taking that residential street instead… » 4/22/15 2:36pm Wednesday 2:36pm

Agreed. I had an HP fail miserably right after warranty expired. Too damn many stories from people all over the world for this to be “anecdotal”. Won’t ever buy an HP laptop again. Steering friends and family away whenever I know they’re looking for a deal/purchase. » 4/22/15 12:54pm Wednesday 12:54pm

Depends on your definition of “late”. Ideally you start saving the second you get a job. While at 30, you’ve definitely missed some opportunities chances are you were not making all that much to save anyway. But at 40, you’re really pushing it. Start at 50 and it’s such an uphill battle, that unless you’re making 100K… » 4/22/15 9:44am Wednesday 9:44am

I’ll always keep saying this: if you’re a working Joe Shmoe with a salary of 30K to say 300K (possibly way higher) - bonds are a terrible investment in terms of return. All you’re trying to do is grow your capital so that those $5,500 you put in your IRA this year and next year (for example) can grown in 30 years to… » 4/21/15 1:08pm Tuesday 1:08pm

This blog is the wrong audience to ask. You’ll probably hear 90%+ of people say no (myself being one of them). I love my Citizen way more than I could love an iwatch, but the general target audience for this device will be gulping them like crazy. My anticipation is that they will easily sell off their inventory… » 4/21/15 1:01pm Tuesday 1:01pm

“might have been part of the reason the agency’s had such bad PR all these years” Is that a joke? I hope it is, because if any government organization thinks their building is at fault for having bad PR they’re just piling on the assumption (or quite often reality) that government workers are most definitely not the… » 4/20/15 5:10pm 4/20/15 5:10pm

Swordmaking is such an awesome craft! There’s something fascinating about them. I only have a couple of swords at home, but I’m always on the lookout to get more great ones. Will I ever use them? Probably not .. unless a) zombie apocalypse, or b) someone gets in my home and my sword is closer than my gun (and you know… » 4/20/15 3:23pm 4/20/15 3:23pm

Surprised to see the Paperwhite above the Voyage (unless I’m missing something from the article and they’re listed “in no particular order”). The Voyage is better than the paperwhite in every aspect you can think of. The question you guys posed was which is the BEST ereader .. not the BEST VALUE ereader.
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