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  1. I never use DoorDash/GrubHub/Uber Eats, etc. If I want take out I will usually just go and get it, which doesn't happen very often (we usually eat out only once a week, mainly for caloric reasons). That is certainly a benefit I don't take advantage of. My renewal fits within TPGs criteria as I am up for renewal June 1.
  2. Just got a secure message from Chase that they are giving Reserve card members a $100 credit towards the AF at next renewal. Supposedly doing it to help people out with COVID-19. While I am always appreciative of a free $100, if $100 makes a significant difference in your financial picture, you probably shouldn't carry a card with a $550 AF...just saying. They might've been better served putting it to better use for those who really need the help IMO.
  3. agree. Was asking to get a general sense. Are we talking 500s, 600s, 700s, and what is the source. I can probably venture a guess as to the best advice given those 2 pieces of info.
  4. How bad are your scores? Many times, as the sage Marv would say you are better off letting the F&I guy leverage his relationships in order to get you financed. The downside is you may get a few INQs, however they'll all count as 1 for scoring purposes. You can check creditpulls, and Ally pulled EQ for me last May (although this was on the lease side and I am in TX, so YMMV). I would warn that unless you have very secure employment or are in desperate need of a vehicle this isn't necessarily the best time to be taking on an additional obligation. Just my .02
  5. Yes, as quickly as humanly possible, although that has nothing to do with the current Covid-19 virus.
  6. Please keep politics out of the discussion, as you have been told once or twice...
  7. Not sure if you got an answer, but no they won't. Had a similar situation where I was purchasing and using NFCU, but car ended up being more than my approval. They did however let me apply for another loan without another hard pull and it was approved instantly, so in essence it was like they just increased the cap. This was roughly 18 months ago so things may have changed since, best bet is to call and ask.
  8. Sorry if this is too late. I used to live in Hamden and work in New Haven. I would avoid downtown like the plague. Milford is fine, there are a couple of hotels right along the highway that are serviceable. Nothing extravagant to be sure. If you go farther east past Branford to Guilford that area is nice as well. From what I have heard Hamden went down the crapper as well, so I would avoid there. If you post a few of the options you're looking at (and where you'll be going when you're there) I can tell you your best bet.
  9. Can use the sauce for other dishes like chicken parm, etc. I don't see why you couldn't turn it into a soup...I would just run it through the blender to get a smooth consistency.
  10. That is unfortunate that you did not like it. My last time there was not as good as the first, but not so bad that I wouldn't recommend it. I wonder if the chef/owner is more worried about being a celebrity chef (he is on various cooking shows as a judge, etc) and has taken his eye off the ball. I will say that the Crack Shack (the restaurant next door which he also owns), has never disappointed, provided of course you like fried chicken.
  11. People come and go all the time for various reasons. Some times life just gets busy, they find other hobbies, disagree with management decisions, have another member make them upset, something else or for no good reason. Other times it is because we tell them not to come back. I can say that for the 3 referenced above it is the former, not the latter (as far as I know), and I would like to see them back as they added tons to the board. I think I know why a couple of them left, but don't know with enough certainty to offer an explanation. Because people come and go, this is why we very rarely delete old content. There is much to be learned from it, and sometimes the people who posted may not be around to pass it along.
  12. This...x100000000 run from these rip off artists, read the newbies section and info on this site, then ask questions. You’ll be thankful you did.
  13. Politics do affect many aspects of our lives, and it is a shame that the subject cannot be discussed in a civil manner on this board. However, we found through difficult experience, that it is impossible. We made a decision at that point not to allow political discussions on CB. We will not revisit that decision, as I have said numerous times. Those of you who joined after that debacle will not likely understand, since we have put all those posts in an archived forum, and they are not accessible to the general membership. We have no plans to make those posts available in the future. You will just have to accept what we say. We tried it, it didn't work. CB enjoys a strong sense of community. The "family" atmosphere, the feeling that one's thoughts and feelings will be accepted without judgment, is central to our success. The political discussions bring out the opposite in those individuals who feel a need to convert others to their political views, and those who feel a need to fight back against such individuals. As a result, CB has not only adopted a "politics neutral" stance, we have established a standing rule that any subject which is political in nature, or leads to a politically oriented discussion, cannot be discussed here. That is why these threads will be closed, and the participants redirected. In some cases you may see a thread closed when it borders on political topics, but has not yet taken a turn in that direction. That's because, in our experience, we know it will take that turn in the near future. Occasionally, some members feel a need to test the boundaries (a psychological phenomenon well-known in internet communities), by "baiting" other members into a political discussion. Others innocently post a subject they feel warrants discussion, and inadvertently open Pandora's box. We don't try to decide which is which, we just close the threads. It is not personal. If we had our way, we would be able to debate the subject sensibly. Occasionally, someone brings up the question of the owner's political views. We owners do not all agree on politics. It is not an issue that divides us, however. Our focus here is the board, and the welfare of the board, not our political views. We do not get into debating the merits of a particular thread, if we did, we would be putting ourselves in a very difficult position, and we have more important things to do. So, if your thread gets closed, there is no point in arguing about it. We've already been there and we're not going back. This rule, and the other hard-and-fast rules we have established over time on CB, have proved to be a strong basis for our success. We will always maintain the sense of community and our emphasis on the things we have in common, rather than the things that divide us. This topic is now closed.
  14. If you really want to do this (I am am certainly not saying you should), most of the major issuers allow a balance transfer directly to your checking account at the BT rate. I know that right now I could get at least twice that sent to my bank account for a total of 3-5% of the amount, depending on the issuer. Chase, Citi, BoA, Discover and US Bank all have that option, to name a few. Aside from the risk of the investment not working out and you losing the funds and then holding a massive amount of CC debt, you may face adverse action from the lenders when they see your balances grow so quickly in a short period of time.

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