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by Amishman
Sat Dec 06, 2014 11:41 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Net Unrealized Appreciation on stock in a 401K?
Replies: 12
Views: 1088

Re: Net Unrealized Appreciation on stock in a 401K?

You did not lose NUA treatment, but your basis is higher as a result of the exchanges.
by Amishman
Tue Aug 19, 2014 8:01 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Reasonable interest rate for 10 year loan
Replies: 2
Views: 292

Re: Reasonable interest rate for 10 year loan

Long Term AFR Rate (currently about 3%) plus 3% if he has a good credit rating and it is a secured loan.
by Amishman
Sun Mar 16, 2014 8:39 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: International Funds Purchases
Replies: 7
Views: 535

Re: International Funds Purchases

I would suggest two-thirds Total Intl and one-third Intl Small.
by Amishman
Tue Mar 04, 2014 10:12 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Buying a Car while in Debt
Replies: 26
Views: 2004

Re: Buying a Car while in Debt

TvilleBogle wrote:
EmergDoc wrote:If I owed $180K at 7%, I'd be driving a $2K car paid for with cash. Your comfort with debt may vary.


+1


+2
by Amishman
Wed Jan 22, 2014 10:03 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: El-Erian out at Pimco - WSJ
Replies: 28
Views: 3504

Re: El-Erian out at Pimco - WSJ

cfs wrote: he never came across as a salesman,


A good salesman never does.
by Amishman
Thu Jan 02, 2014 8:28 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: GPS Vehicle Tracker Recomendation
Replies: 0
Views: 161

GPS Vehicle Tracker Recomendation

I want to get a GPS vehicle tracker to keep track of my aging father's truck. Any recommendations?

Thanks.
by Amishman
Sun Mar 10, 2013 9:43 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Pay off mortgage or invest?
Replies: 19
Views: 2039

Re: Pay off mortgage or invest?

Pay off mortgage.
by Amishman
Sun Feb 10, 2013 9:20 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Am I Irrational for Doing This?
Replies: 19
Views: 2528

Re: Am I Irrational for Doing This?

I would pay off the mortgage.
by Amishman
Sun Feb 10, 2013 9:17 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Schwab OneSource Free ETF's
Replies: 10
Views: 1326

Re: Schwab OneSource Free ETF's

Unfortunately, the "free" ETFs they've added are all relatively high cost. They didn't add lower-cost options from VG or iShares. Did anyone read whether they are getting a kickback of sorts from the providers, sort a hidden 12b-1? EFT companies do pay Schwab to get on their One Source pl...
by Amishman
Fri Feb 08, 2013 9:58 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: The perfect Boglehead car
Replies: 92
Views: 10084

Re: The perfect Boglehead car

The car you pay cash for.
by Amishman
Sat Jan 12, 2013 3:03 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: pay off mortgage or fund 529?
Replies: 11
Views: 799

Re: pay off mortgage or fund 529?

pay off mortgage
by Amishman
Fri Dec 28, 2012 10:28 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Maxed out on IRA/401K - What now?
Replies: 16
Views: 2959

Re: Maxed out on IRA/401K - What now?

fareastwarriors wrote:Just invest the rest in a simple taxable brokerage through vanguard or a comp.


+1

It is good to have some savings outside qualified plans. You don't want all of your income sources in retirement to be taxable.
by Amishman
Wed Nov 28, 2012 11:18 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Does anyone invest in canned goods, ammo, etc. .
Replies: 28
Views: 2276

Re: Does anyone invest in canned goods, ammo, etc. .

I don't "invest" in them, but have have them.
by Amishman
Sat Sep 29, 2012 10:17 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Simple IRA and Admiral Class
Replies: 4
Views: 401

Re: Simple IRA and Admiral Class

Transfer $$$ to Traditional IRA after you have meet the 2 year requirement,
by Amishman
Sat Sep 29, 2012 10:12 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Small Business 401K with Vanguard
Replies: 1
Views: 503

Re: Small Business 401K with Vanguard

Contact Ascensus for info.
by Amishman
Sat Aug 25, 2012 1:03 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Expense Ratios of VTSAX and VMMXX
Replies: 11
Views: 1149

Re: Expense Rations of VTSAX and VMMXX

There is alot more money in TSM. Economies of scale.
by Amishman
Fri Aug 17, 2012 8:54 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: What is my purchase date?
Replies: 1
Views: 315

What is my purchase date?

I made a loan to a company in October 2011. The company went public in June 2012. They paid off my loan with shares of stock. What is my purchase date? October 2011 or June 2012?

Thanks in advance for your help.
by Amishman
Sat May 26, 2012 7:02 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: House is paid off!!!
Replies: 48
Views: 4094

Re: House is paid off!!!

Smart Move! You will never regret it.
by Amishman
Mon Sep 26, 2011 9:45 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Savings Bonds in Trust
Replies: 10
Views: 1003

Income tax considerations are a very important part of your decision since trust income is taxed at rates that are usually much higher than individual tax rates. Perhaps the best thing you could do is seek some expert counsel -- either a CPA or an attorney -- to give you some guidance regarding wha...
by Amishman
Mon Sep 26, 2011 4:00 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Savings Bonds in Trust
Replies: 10
Views: 1003

The Treasury Dept. form is called: "REQUEST TO REISSUE UNITED STATES SAVINGS BONDS" and a PDF version of it can be downloaded from: http://www.treasurydirect.gov/forms/sav4000.pdf Whether you can reissue the bonds under your name is not clear from what you have posted. It will be a functi...
by Amishman
Mon Sep 26, 2011 3:29 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Savings Bonds in Trust
Replies: 10
Views: 1003

Sorry about your loss. Since both parents have passed the trust is no longer revocable. You said the bonds are held by the trust. Who is the trustee for this trust? What does the trust say about what is supposed to happen to the assets? If you are the trustee, the only beneficiary of the trust, and...
by Amishman
Mon Sep 26, 2011 1:44 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Savings Bonds in Trust
Replies: 10
Views: 1003

Sorry for your losses. If you now become the trustee (and perhaps a beneficiary of their trust), and the bonds are to stay in the trust or in a sub-trust created under the original trust, you do not need to redeem them. If there is a new sub-trust and you want to register the bonds in the name of t...
by Amishman
Mon Sep 26, 2011 1:22 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Savings Bonds in Trust
Replies: 10
Views: 1003

Savings Bonds in Trust

My mother and father have passed away. There are Series EE savings bonds that are held they their Revocable Trust. I have read the treasury direct website but am still confused. What form do I use to redeem them? Do I have to redeem them? Can I re-register in my name? I would like to keep them as th...
by Amishman
Wed Aug 24, 2011 7:47 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Inheriting Savings Bonds
Replies: 6
Views: 866

Actually, taxes are due at final maturity whether you redeem the bonds or not. So my mother should have declared the income in the year they matured. Does that mean I won't have to declare the income when I redeem the matured bonds in 2011? Does the US Treasury send me a 1099 for the year I redeem ...
by Amishman
Wed Aug 24, 2011 3:25 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Inheriting Savings Bonds
Replies: 6
Views: 866

Inheriting Savings Bonds

I inherited some savings bonds from my mother. Do I have the option of keeping them or do I have to cash them in? Here is what I have: 12 - $10,000 EE Bond, Issued 10/1986 12 - $1,000 E Bond, Issued 7/1971 Some are registerd in my mothers name only. Some are registered in my mothers name and my name...
by Amishman
Wed Aug 17, 2011 9:33 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: REITs and asset allocation
Replies: 33
Views: 5827

gkaplan wrote:9 percent of equities, 12 percent overall.



???
by Amishman
Wed Aug 17, 2011 2:43 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Rollover from TIAA-CREF Annuity to Vanguard IRA, How?
Replies: 8
Views: 2188

Can you transfer funds from TIAA Traditional to a CREF investment option?
by Amishman
Fri Jul 02, 2010 8:19 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Grandpa / ma Providing Day Care
Replies: 13
Views: 2513

Why wouldn't your kids take care of their children themselves?
by Amishman
Wed Jun 30, 2010 11:07 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Should I pre-pay my mortgage?
Replies: 26
Views: 3772

yes
by Amishman
Fri Jun 11, 2010 7:34 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Used term4sale for life insurance? give feedback!
Replies: 1
Views: 541

When I read the subject I thought your were buying pre-owned life insurance.
by Amishman
Thu May 13, 2010 6:40 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Poll: What Status with Vanguard are you?
Replies: 53
Views: 8868

What Status with Vanguard are you?



You an English major?
by Amishman
Sat Feb 27, 2010 6:16 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Contribute to 401k or pay off credit card?
Replies: 12
Views: 1784

pay off credit card
by Amishman
Sat Dec 05, 2009 3:37 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Advantages of load funds?
Replies: 32
Views: 4181

You don't have to worry about what to do with the extra money you would have, had you not invested in a load fund.
by Amishman
Mon Nov 09, 2009 9:26 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Pay Off 2nd Mortgage Vs Roth IRA
Replies: 28
Views: 3489

Pay off Mortgage.
by Amishman
Thu Oct 22, 2009 8:53 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Liz Ann Sonders view of the dollar and gold
Replies: 7
Views: 2177

Who cares about Liz Ann Sonders view on anything.

Now the view of Liz Ann Sonders is a different story. :D
by Amishman
Thu Oct 22, 2009 8:43 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Hats off to the Phillies
Replies: 32
Views: 3665

MWCA wrote:Id like baseball a lot more if they had a salary cap.



They do have one. Although it is a soft cap.
by Amishman
Tue Oct 20, 2009 1:36 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Thanks Broncos (from a Bears fan)
Replies: 170
Views: 19982

I can't wait until Vick is out of Philly. He should be gone after this year. What a waste of a roster spot... I heard they might drop Trotter to make some room for Runyan on the roster. After how pathetic the O line played on Sunday, Runyan can only help. I can't wait until Banner and Reid are out ...
by Amishman
Sat Oct 10, 2009 7:53 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Ben Graham on asset allocation
Replies: 35
Views: 5301

stratton wrote:But Adrian, don't you have more than 75% in stocks? :wink:

Paul


Yes, but Adrian is a little different (in more ways than one).
by Amishman
Sun Oct 04, 2009 10:23 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Bogleheads 8 Photos
Replies: 18
Views: 3784

Thats a breathtaking group.
by Amishman
Fri Oct 02, 2009 6:46 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Hyundai Genesis
Replies: 36
Views: 5041

Re: Hyundai Genesis

Gekko wrote:i could never drive a Hyundai.



Hyundai has come a long way, they are the Honda of 25 years ago.
by Amishman
Sat Aug 22, 2009 7:08 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: McDonald's French Fries Conspiracy
Replies: 64
Views: 10074

I wouldn't recomend that anybody eat McDonalds French Fires.
by Amishman
Sat Aug 22, 2009 6:39 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Should I Pay off my Mortgage or Invest?
Replies: 18
Views: 3810

Pay off mortgage.
by Amishman
Sat Aug 22, 2009 6:32 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Are Commodities necessary in one's portfolio?
Replies: 8
Views: 1535

No.
by Amishman
Fri Jul 31, 2009 9:42 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: 3 Way Split
Replies: 10
Views: 2013

I like the simplicity of 1/N portfolio's too - but would suggest you consider reducing your bias even more by including small components. If you went with the Simplified Ultimate Buy and Hold equity mix, which is a simple 4x25 approach, but added in IT Treasury & TIPS in equal weighted slices y...
by Amishman
Wed Jul 22, 2009 8:38 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Questions about paying off loans
Replies: 35
Views: 3712

Re: Questions about paying off loans

market timer wrote:I'd only make minimum payments on the mortgage for now. You should consider monetizing your mortgage prepayment option, as discussed here:

viewtopic.php?t=35730&highlight=



Can you have a discussion with yourself?
by Amishman
Fri Jul 17, 2009 10:16 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Frontier markets
Replies: 10
Views: 2037

livesoft wrote:Wait until frontier markets have governments that are not corrupt and company owners that are accountable. I don't think anybody in their right (or left) mind should invest in these places.



You could say the same thing about TSM.
by Amishman
Fri Jul 17, 2009 8:09 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Cramer says investors can do better than index funds
Replies: 65
Views: 7348

Re: Cramer says investors can do better than index funds

Gekko wrote:Cramer says investors can do a better job of picking stocks than mutual and index funds.




They can but, they don't.

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