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Comment on: Bernanke clarifies Fed plan to cut bond purchases - Business news - Boston.com
Posted 06/20/2013 12:44:01 EDT
I just don't get it? Why does the Fed tell us all about the level of this bond purchase program with the supposed purpose to reduce long term rates then tell us in advance the the end is near for th more »
Comment on: Why do baseball games take so long? - Sports - The Boston Globe
Posted 06/09/2013 12:39:43 EDT
This article has got it wrong. The reason for long games is because the game is now "money ball". Make the pitcher throw as many pitches as possible. Have the batter see as many pitches as possible. G more »
Comment on: MIT symposium looks down the road to 54.5 mpg - Cars - Boston.com
Posted 05/21/2013 01:48:23 EDT
This story assumes we will still be using gasoline. What about natural gas which is becoming bountiful in this country. How much should we care about mpg? Natual gas the bridge to a distant electrical more »
Comment on: Annuities finding new fans â including Obama - Business - The Boston Globe
Posted 05/12/2013 12:16:05 EDT
Here is a middle ground between annuities and the risky markets. Fidelity along with Met Life offers an annuity like plan that guarantees 5% for joint lives on the original investment. There is a chan more »
Comment on: The pennyâs time has come - Opinion - The Boston Globe
Posted 04/01/2013 12:02:46 EDT
Why not round down to the nearest dime? Get rid of all the other coins. Make a much smaller dollar coin and no dollar bills. Maybe some larger denomination coins too. No currency. Great for vending ma more »
Comment on: Why do they have houseflies since basement redo? - Lifestyle - Boston.com
Posted 02/28/2013 11:57:24 EST
If you have hot water heat (ie a boiler) this advice may not be very practical. It can take several hours to gradually raise room temperature especially in a modern boiler with minimal oversize capaci more »
Comment on: Patrick calls his proposal fairer, but rates will still go up for most people - Boston.com
Posted 01/17/2013 07:13:35 EST
If the governor supported ELIMINATING the sales tax, I would favor an income tax increase of some kind. It must cost a bit to administer the sales tax. It is very regressive to the poor. We could cour more »
Comment on: Price stickers may soon disappear in Mass. stores - Boston.com
Posted 12/25/2012 01:52:53 EST
What they should do is put a price on the shelf for every item. No price on the shelf should mean it's free. No shelf price that's frusterating.
Comment on: Why you shouldn't pay down your mortgage faster - Business - Boston.com
Posted 09/04/2012 03:12:47 EDT
Some reasons why you might want to pay down your mortgage: Your Mass. income tax of 5.25% (reduced this year from 5.3%) gives you no mortgage deduction. Any income or cap gains you might earn with you more »
Comment on: 'Unhappy public not sure who to blame for high gas'
Posted 03/22/2012 12:27:00 EDT
I don't understand why the country is not making better use of natural gas. We have a tremendous surplus! Why doesn't all the government money sloshing around go to adding natural gas pipelines to all more »
Comment on: 'Even after backlash, banks quietly pursuing fees'
Posted 03/02/2012 11:07:33 EST
My bank is Eastern Bank they are pretty much all over eastern Mass. They charge no fees for a checking account. Across the street from my branch is a credit union. They offer free checking too. You ca more »
Comment on: 'Trimming super-size with half-orders, plate colors'
Posted 02/15/2012 04:30:36 EST
How about skipping the carbs. all together? Just get another veggie. Try going Paleo. Of course they would tell you no soy sauce. Too many carbs. there too. The body doesn't do carbs. well. more »
Comment on: If cable firms act as monopolies, cities should be able to regulate - The Boston Globe
Posted 05/15/2011 01:21:49 EDT
I think your cable service should be like your electric and gas utility services. Competing companies offer generation services and one monoply provides delivery of those services to your house. Let t more »
Comment on: 'John Olver threatened by US House redistricting in Massachusetts'
Posted 04/21/2011 10:09:29 EDT
I'd like to vote William Keating of the 10th district off the island. He ran the nastiest campaign I have ever seen to win office. He ran on the platform of my opponent is a child molester, nothing el more »
Comment on: 'W. Mass pols: Don't take away Congressional seat'
Posted 03/26/2011 12:37:14 EDT
We just voted for Keating vs Perry in the 10th district. This was the slimiest race I've ever seen between two completely unacceptable candidates. I would have liked to vote for none of the above but more »
Comment on: Resisting new car purchases can pay off - Boston Overdrive - Boston.com
Posted 02/25/2011 11:54:09 EST
Toyota Corolla LE 2001 135k miles 35+ mpg auto Honda Civic Hatchback 1998 160k miles 40+mpg stick Hoping for many more good years. Has anyone considered auto insurance savings on older vehicles? Why p more »