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Mike Sokol (@mike)
8 months ago

Just talked to my sister today who lives in Durham, NC, and she says the city is now going to raise and replace the infamous “Can Opener Bridge”. I’ll get pictures from her after it’s all done.

David Levick
8 months ago

As a Canadian, our debt cards are linked to our bank accounts and are basically the same as cash, no money in account, no buyee.

Jerry X Shea
8 months ago

Most people buying food (grocery store) on a Credit Card are “back peddling” into being broke.
If you can’t afford to pay cash or deposit money onto a debt card then you really can’t afford the food you are buying/eating.
YEA. I know, you “pay off the credit card each month.” Face it – NO YOU DON’T.
For over 20 years we have put a fixed amount of money on a special debit card used only for buying food/groceries.
If the 25th of the month comes along and that account is empty – hey, no eating out, bucket of chicken, pizza or anything. Just eat up what we have.
Folks that buy meals off of credit cards suffer financially down the line. That includes the folks that will post me saying “you’re wrong.” Know what you spend on “eating” and it will change your financial life.
P.S. Don’t argue with a 76 year old – “been there, done that.” HA

KellyR
8 months ago
Reply to  Jerry X Shea

Sorry Jerry, I haven’t carried $200 in cash in my wallet for years, then paying for groceries by check “went out of fashion”, so we went to credit card, which our store seemed to like. I have ALWAYS paid off my card every month. My credit score attests to that. With the card I have I get 3% credit, groceries, 5% for gas, 1% for other things, that takes cents off every gallon of gas I buy. By using that card I usually fill my tank for 10.9 cents a gallon – really I do. It is fun to tear that receipt out of the gas pump every time.
P.S. Don’t argue with a 74 year old – “been there, still doing that” just two years behind you. lol

JTM402
8 months ago
Reply to  Jerry X Shea

Actually, yes I do pay it off every month, and have been since I’ve had a credit card. I also earn cash back. A credit card is also more secure than a debit card. I know what I spend on food, it’s called having a budget, you can use a credit card and still follow a budget.

snayte
8 months ago
Reply to  Jerry X Shea

What they said. I make money using my credit card.

Paula
8 months ago
Reply to  Jerry X Shea

Old school. If I pay for food with credit card, I get 2% cash back. Then at end of billing cycle one transfer pays it off. Straight common sense.

TravelingMan
8 months ago
Reply to  Jerry X Shea

For this year alone, we have already received $400 in rewards (we chose the Walmart cards each time but others are available). We may get one more $100 card before the year ends. And YES…WE DO pay the card off each month! Been doing this for years and taking the bank back for a change (no pun intended)…$0 interest, $400 in bonus cash. One has to be disciplined but if they are, the rewards are fantastic!

Darrel
8 months ago
Reply to  Jerry X Shea

Cash back deal on our credit card. No cash back when using debit.

And YES, my credit card gets paid in full WEEKLY if there are any charges on it.

Some people can’t handle a credit card – others can.

jdylm
8 months ago
Reply to  Jerry X Shea

We’ve utilized credit cards for 45 years, always paying it/them off each month. First, it is safer than using a debit card (the latter often being attached to a substantial bank account). Second, our cards give us hotel and airline miles, which we used to visit the grand kids. Third, we don’t enter a grocery without a list of exactly what we’re buying, so no impulse spending. Fourth, we prefer to dine out on special occasions, or when in a locale with a specialty food, but definitely not frequently. Fifth, we hit the road debt free and purposely live below our means, spending 2/3 of pension, saving the other 1/3, never touching investments. And we doubt we’re alone in our practices within RVing circles. But to each their own.

Mike aka < FISH <
8 months ago

I think you folks hit a MEGA grand slam with the ( NEW ) Sunday edition. Glad I became a member and thanks for the new Sunday edition…it’s fantastic!

< FISH < in Middletown , NY

KellyR
8 months ago
Reply to  RV Staff

Diane, a couple days ago there was a comment about not being to access the reader pole and I suggested that I could not get it from the email but if went to open the news letter in the browser that I could get it. In this Sunday edition, that by the way is great, I cannot get the reader pole at all.

Kelly R
8 months ago
Reply to  RV Staff

I LOVE it. You put sticky notes on your computer too! lol I thought I was the only one trying to live both in the “real” world and the computer world at the same time. HA!

KellyR
8 months ago
Reply to  RV Staff

Ok, maybe I got it. Because of your question I went from Explorer and tried Chrome. The survey showed up AND opened in Chrome. I guess it is time that I have someone bring my computer into the new, new world. Or, Diane, just mail the survey to me on a sticky note. lol
Sorry for the confusion but I guess I found the answer with your help. (My device is, I guess an old desk top, but not as old as my ’96 Lincoln or Miata.
Thanks. The browser must be the problem. (Roadtrek is a 2014). KellyR

Wolfe
8 months ago

Re: poll — any time you have a choice, use your debit card’s ability to play credit card instead. Credit cards defer the withdrawal (up to 30 days free interest for you) and most importantly have fraud protections debit cards don’t (you can refute bad charges, and prevent draining your account instantly and irretrievably). I do not use debit cards P.O.S. at all, ever — it’s an ATM card only and shall stay that way.

Lester A Philips
8 months ago

Why in the hell are my comments flagged ‘ Comment awaiting moderation’?

Gary Byler
8 months ago
Reply to  RV Staff

Very well put. Excellent response.

George
8 months ago
Reply to  RV Staff

Hi Diane …. Honestly I didn’t find Lester’s comments below, offensive. However, there are better forums to express political views. Let’s leave a RV forum to RV topics.

Gray
8 months ago

Political ranting is very off-putting. Believe it or not, some of us have a different opinion. If we were all to pile in here with our rants, virtual fistfights would break out and before long, we’d be no better than Congress!

Frankly, these rants could get to the point where I’d just as soon not open these pages. I have better things to do on a Sunday morning.

John T
8 months ago

Perhaps it’s because you’re cussing.

Lester A Philips
8 months ago

CA is the poster child as to why Liberals/Progressives should be no where close to any position of power. Now these ignorant officials in CA are blaming PG&E. If the CA Socialists would allow proper forest management by periodically cleaning out dead, highly flammable, debris, these fires would be less frequent and intense. PG&E might be contributing, but the real problem is CA Socialists preventing any kind of reasonable forest management to take place. The blame is squarely on Sacramento.

Czar
8 months ago

You are correct. Every action has a reaction.

Jeff Craig
8 months ago

For someone who has no clue about the situation or how to remedy it, you sure know EXACTLY who to blame.

M.J.
8 months ago

You are 100% correct. It’s hilarious Governor Newsom blames PG&E. sence he, and his sister in law Nancy Pelosi, have been part of the problem through out there nepotism period in politics

Steve
8 months ago

Lester, you know nothing about what you are saying. Please shut up, and then, during the next constitutional convention of the USA, vote to allow California to become and independent country. I’m sure this would solve all your “problems” that you like to blame on your superiors.

jillie
8 months ago

I copied the article on the E Bike to someone I found on Facebook who transform regular bikes into E Bikes. If anyone in Michigan has a regular bike and wants an E Bike needs to email me. I won’t give it out here. But the skinny is that the Federal Government recognizes E Bikes and there for the rest of the government institutes needs to follow suit.
Michigan has two trails, one that goes from Lake Michigan to Port Huron. That one is called Lake to Lake trail. The other is the Iron Belle. That one goes from Belle Isle in Detroit to Mackinaw. Both I want to do. The last connection of the Iron Belle is Belleville Michigan. Once done. This trail will connect from SE to North of the Bridge aka Mackinaw. I want to do both but can’t. The E Bike will help me pedal and because of the feds I can now pedal on these trails legal.
As for Camping World it will be a tragic loss for me because I depend on CW to fix our RV. They do a fab job and it will be a crying shame to see them gone. I guess I give up camping if they go away. Great to hear a new campground is being revitalized. If all goes well we could see them in 2021 with me being the first camper. I hope. This was a great news letter.

Marcia Baldwin
8 months ago

Excellent newsletter

Drew
8 months ago
Reply to  Marcia Baldwin

You can use dielectric grease on practically any kind of plug. Many come with it applied when you buy them.