Retirees: which websites do you spend the most time on?

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Retirees: which websites do you spend the most time on?

Post by tennisplyr » Sun Oct 29, 2017 8:07 am

Hi fellow retirees, I was wondering which websites you spend most of your time on, not necessarily financial sites but any sites. Of course I like BH, but enjoy Instagram and Facebook and some tennis sites. Looking for some ideas.
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Post by dwickenh » Sun Oct 29, 2017 9:10 am

I enjoy Early retirement .org which addresses many of my concerns about retirement living. A nice group of people over there also. Many travel ideas and ways to spend time in retirement.

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Post by midareff » Sun Oct 29, 2017 9:14 am

I get all my news online.... CNBC, Fox, BBC, ESPN and others. I also visit this site frequently and check our banks, credit cards and such regularly.

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Post by euroswiss » Sun Oct 29, 2017 9:20 am

midareff wrote:
Sun Oct 29, 2017 9:14 am
I get all my news online.... CNBC, Fox, BBC, ESPN and others. I also visit this site frequently and check our banks, credit cards and such regularly.
Pretty similar here: mostly news and shopping

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Post by dodgy55 » Sun Oct 29, 2017 9:58 am

I seem to spend most of my time on Realclearmarkets.com. Basically they are an aggregator of daily news articles and videos originated by other media outlets in the USA. Realclearmarkets generally deals with finance issues, I.e., govt. spending, tax reform, budget policies. But from this site you can easily link to other general categories such as politics, energy, science, health, sports. They are a fire hose of information and I can spend my whole mornings just browsing. My next most popular site is Bogelheads.org. It is also a fire hose of info.
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Post by 22twain » Sun Oct 29, 2017 10:07 am

A forum related to my former profession.
Some other hobby-related forums.
CNN and BBC for news.
And here, of course.

I created a Facebook account about a year ago, but I haven't used it much yet. I haven't yet located enough real-life friends on it to reach a "tipping point" in using it.

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Post by DrGoogle2017 » Sun Oct 29, 2017 10:13 am

I only watch CNBC. My husband likes the BBC for news but I can’t stand it. No Facebook either. I read wsj for news. Only follow my daughters on Instagram.

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Post by Gnirk » Sun Oct 29, 2017 10:27 am

This one, MSN( my home page), Facebook, Houzz.

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Post by Sandtrap » Sun Oct 29, 2017 11:17 am

Loopnet (commercial property listings subscription)
Zillow (residential listings)
Amazon (shop but never buy addict)
Adorama, DP Preview, etc. (photography stuff)
Morningstar (subscription)
Vanguard, Schwab, etc.
Online news sites that are substantive, neutral, and have no spin and no "talking heads" (few)
YouTube (how to do things, rv reviews, oldies)
Golf sites.

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Post by Sheepdog » Sun Oct 29, 2017 11:53 am

SatuMedia
Yahoo sites
Morningstar
MSN
3 newspapers
3 credit cards
NFL
Indianapolis Colts
You tube
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Post by Tycoon » Sun Oct 29, 2017 11:57 am

This Boglehead site, and https://themathlab.com/geometry/funnyproofs.htm

They have a lot in common.
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Post by Herekittykitty » Sun Oct 29, 2017 6:24 pm

I'm not retired, but:

I listen to a Ted talk most days. Sometimes I vary the subjects in a quasi attempt at randomness, and sometimes a talk I listen to leads to others in the same group and I listen to them.
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Post by Sandtrap » Sun Oct 29, 2017 6:34 pm

Herekittykitty wrote:
Sun Oct 29, 2017 6:24 pm
I'm not retired, but:

I listen to a Ted talk most days. Sometimes I vary the subjects in a quasi attempt at randomness, and sometimes a talk I listen to leads to others in the same group and I listen to them.
Love Ted's Talks. Substantive, heartfelt, entertaining.

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Post by Conch55 » Sun Oct 29, 2017 6:54 pm

Google to find something
Amazon to (maybe) purchase something
Wikipeida to verify something
Slashdot for tech issues although not like the old days
Financial and bank sites to oversee my stuff
Many news sites although I like intercept.com for edgy journalism
SatuMedia to be informed mostly but early-retiremen.org and MMM are good
youtube for projects
I guess I spend a lot of time on websites. I like lots of them.

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Post by scrabbler1 » Sun Oct 29, 2017 8:24 pm

dwickenh wrote:
Sun Oct 29, 2017 9:10 am
I enjoy Early retirement .org which addresses many of my concerns about retirement living. A nice group of people over there also. Many travel ideas and ways to spend time in retirement.

Dan
As an early retiree, I visit and post to this website often.

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Post by FraggleRock » Sun Oct 29, 2017 9:05 pm

Yelp - read 300 reviews every day. Have written 900+ reviews
http://city-data.com
https://bloomberg.com
https://redfin.com - have spreadsheet with 600 rows of houses built in this century in neighborhood
http://isis.liveuamap.com
https://dolartoday.com
Nextdoor.com - perfect for http://bewitched.wikia.com/wiki/Gladys_Kravitz
https://memrise.com/home/ - learning Euskara, Català, Español (spent 170 hours learning Português for 3 week vacation)
https://axios.com
https://whatthefuckjusthappenedtoday.com
http://ritholtz.com
http://calculatedriskblog.com
Fark.com
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Post by yakers » Mon Oct 30, 2017 12:50 am

Another vote for early retirement.org, just a well run site covering a wide range of retirement subjects.

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Post by carolinaman » Mon Oct 30, 2017 7:22 am

SatuMedia, WSJ, BBC, Drudge, CNN/Money, Morningstar, local newspaper, Facebook

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Post by nbseer » Mon Oct 30, 2017 8:11 am

City-Data retirement forum:

http://city-data.com/forum/retirement/

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Post by Taylor Larimore » Mon Oct 30, 2017 10:42 am

Retirees: which websites do you spend the most time on?
SatuMedia.info

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Post by chabil » Tue Oct 31, 2017 3:20 am

I read SatuMedia and city data. I am active on Facebook, the best way to keep in touch with my kids, but also friends and relatives and birding. I look at our finance stuff and check on credit card stuff.
I try to limit the time I spend sitting at the PC and have to force myself to get off, do other things, the gym. If not I can spend all day at it, in my pajamas. Feel sick at the end of the day.
I prefer to readnewspars in my sunroom, rather than online.

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Post by Small Law Survivor » Tue Oct 31, 2017 9:24 am

I am familiar with all of the sites mentioned except citydata.com.

Never heard of that site before, but it looks interesting. Can anyone describe it in more detail - who owns it, who belongs, why does it have an odd name?

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Post by FraggleRock » Tue Oct 31, 2017 10:09 am

Small Law Survivor wrote:
Tue Oct 31, 2017 9:24 am
I am familiar with all of the sites mentioned except citydata.com.
Never heard of that site before, but it looks interesting. Can anyone describe it in more detail - who owns it, who belongs, why does it have an odd name?
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Post by RudyS » Tue Oct 31, 2017 9:23 pm

SatuMedia, Facebook, My.Yahoo home page for news links, TripAdvsior for trip planning.

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Post by Rob54keep » Tue Oct 31, 2017 9:40 pm

BH (of course)
Morningstar
Fox News
Clark Howard
Jim Lange Money Hour (in Pittsburg)
science & geology websites (AAPG)
Tax Policy Center

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Post by oldcomputerguy » Wed Nov 01, 2017 5:47 am

Morning routine consists of pouring the first cup of coffee and checking SatuMedia, then looking at financial news (not balances) on Fidelity, and Googling for world news. Also I occasionally check my B&M bank to see if any checks have cleared, plus once a week I check credit card sites and pay any outstanding balances. If I'm going out, I check the local weather on my former workplace's website.

For entertainment, I look at Dilbert.com, then for a good laugh at human stupidity I look at notalwaysright.com. Finally, I check out whatever travel sites please my fancy at the moment. :happy

I do very little shopping online these days. Most of my spending is local, for utilities, groceries, etc, so I don't frequent sites like amazon.com as much as I used to.

I'd have to confess that the majority of time I'm online is spent here.
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Post by truenorth418 » Wed Nov 01, 2017 6:06 am

SatuMedia
Earlyretirement.org
Instapundit
Drudge
Freerepublic
WSJ
Wikipedia
Twitter
And websites for my financial institutions

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Post by afatcat » Wed Nov 01, 2017 7:10 am

I use feedly.com to pull in rss feeds from numerous websites- news, blogs, forums. It makes for a very efficient way to see what's happening on all the sites.

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Post by Lynette » Wed Nov 01, 2017 9:23 am

nbseer wrote:
Mon Oct 30, 2017 8:11 am
City-Data retirement forum:

http://city-data.com/forum/retirement/
Thanks for that link - looks interesting.

I usually check google-news and go to whichever link I find interesting.
NYTimes.com - subscribe
Bank account that has links to my credit cards - check about twice a week.
BBC.com
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Post by flyingaway » Wed Nov 01, 2017 7:50 pm

early-retirement.org has more informal discussions about lives of (early) retirees. SatuMedia.gov is more serious about finance. After some time, it seems many of the discussions at SatuMedia are elementary and many members are eager to answer those questions which may be boring to long-time members.

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Post by gretah » Thu Nov 02, 2017 4:15 pm

Great topic, OP! I've found some good new sites.

I like MrMoneyMustache forums
City Data has some good sub forums.
Sometimes read the relationships forum just to enjoy knowing I never have to go through dating again
BBC
NYTimes and a few other news sites
FlyerTalk Site is mostly for business travellers but I get some good destination and travel info there
Early Retirement does have nice people, as others have mentioned
Various recipe sites better than Food or Epicurious - like Saveur, MarthaStewart, Williams-Sonoma, SurLaTable, FearlessFresh, FoodNetwork

Dogpile.com is a search engine that allows Boolean tools so I find better sites around 70% faster than on Google, etc. + - +"" -""
I'm on Dogpile all the time.

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Post by quantAndHold » Thu Nov 02, 2017 7:27 pm

My morning routine...

* Read email
* Facebook. Particularly one FB group focused on the cult motorhome I have.
* New York Times, particularly the California Today column.
* Washington Post, especially the comics, but some days it’s hard to tell which is news and which is comics.

Then my coffee mug is empty, and I get on with my day.

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Post by Wricha » Thu Nov 02, 2017 8:23 pm

Rob54keep wrote:
Tue Oct 31, 2017 9:40 pm
BH (of course)
Morningstar
Fox News
Clark Howard
Jim Lange Money Hour (in Pittsburg)
science & geology websites (AAPG)
Tax Policy Center
Given you are a Packer's fan that's Pittsburgh wtth "H" 😄

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Post by Cruise » Thu Nov 02, 2017 9:02 pm

Flyertalk.com. Forums on....

Everything about flying/traveling from destination information, transiting issues at airports, seat location questions, hotel options and room location suggestions, credit card uuseage and mileage/points info, cruise info, etc. I have saved thousands of dollars with info shared by other fora members.

Cruisecritic.com Forums on....

Info on cruise lines, ports, excursions, photography: etc.

Bogleheades.org...

$ matters. Consumer issues.

Local newspaper.com

News of local political corruption.

News.google.com

News of national political corruption. Other good stuff.

Credit card websites.

Tracking my miles/point accumulation and distribution. Track spending

Google.com/flights

Find best flight prices, dates and options. Saved thousands at a time.

<MyWebsiteAnalytics>.com

See who is looking at my website. Why so many from China.???

Fidelity..com

Market timing. (Just kidding) :)

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