Is it better to rent or buy?
The NY Times has a great interactive calculator for evaluating the trade-offs of buying vs. renting. It looks to cover everything:
- House Price
- Interest rates
- Length of mortgage
- Planned time to occupy
- Future rental rates
- Housing market expected increases
- Maintenance fees
It produces a number like:
If you can rent a similar
home for less than …
… then renting is better.
I Hate Cheaptickets
I bought some tickets via cheaptickets.com and kep teething all these emails. Clicking on the “unsubscribe” link didn’t do anything. Cut & paste would show a funky URI such as
There was some discussion on an Apple Support Community but nothing useful.
I tried it in Apple Mail, then in Gmail (using Safari) then Gmail (using Chrome) all with no luck.
Finally, I took a look at the raw message.
– In Apple Email that is:
– Raw message:
View -> Message -> Raw Source)
– Just the headers (
View -> Message -> All Headers)
– In Gmail:
– Top right of a message is the
More -> Show Original
And noticed a header
List-Unsubscribe: with a URI. Cut&Paste that URL into a browser. Presto, I was unsubscribed. w00t! Btw, be suspicious of any such URI.
Gmail also has an
unsubscribe button that appears just to the right of the address.