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Re: Happy Birthday John C. Bogle !

Happy Birthday Jack!
by Driver
Fri May 09, 2014 3:02 am
 
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Happy Birthday John C. Bogle !
Replies: 37
Views: 1825

Re: 1 Nice car vs 2 Decent cars (daily driver/weekend car)?

The E60 M5 has engine bearing issues not to mention the red cog of death(smg transmission issue). Do your research before you buy. M5board.com is a good place to start. There is a reason why they are so cheap now.
by Driver
Mon Apr 07, 2014 12:10 am
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: 1 Nice car vs 2 Decent cars (daily driver/weekend car)?
Replies: 34
Views: 2831

Re: Used $35k Porsche on $64k income?

If you're a car guy buy it. I was in the same boat in 2009. I bought a CPO'd Cayman for around 40k. I didn't regret it. I'd make sure the 997 is CPO'd. IMS failure does affect the 997 as well. I'm willing to bet that the Porsche will be cheaper to maintain than the 335. One caveat is that I had enou...
by Driver
Tue Mar 04, 2014 1:20 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Used $35k Porsche on $64k income?
Replies: 95
Views: 6773

Re: TAYLOR'S UPCOMING 90th BIRTHDAY

Happy Birthday!
by Driver
Sat Jan 25, 2014 11:26 pm
 
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Taylor's 90th Birthday
Replies: 272
Views: 22118

Re: What's your dream car?

Aston Martin DBS with a six speed manual. Meet's the cost requirement.
by Driver
Tue Jan 21, 2014 8:25 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What's your dream car?
Replies: 185
Views: 10899

Re: My Take on Gold

Ranger, which them is they ? The Indian people are not a monolith. A few are wealthy. Quite a few are emerging middle class. Most have no food security. Those have no stake in the financial markets. For all their country's economic growth, the same is true about people in China. [Edited to add] &qu...
by Driver
Sat Aug 17, 2013 2:42 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: My Take on Gold
Replies: 213
Views: 17415

Re: [Sad news - Pat Larimore]

Taylor,

I am sorry for your loss.
by Driver
Thu Jul 18, 2013 12:05 am
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: [Sad news - Pat Larimore]
Replies: 225
Views: 15843

Re: Bogleheads Without Avatars

Done.
by Driver
Mon Jul 15, 2013 1:34 pm
 
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: Bogleheads Without Avatars
Replies: 197
Views: 14343

Re: Car guys - Should I sell my car?

I'd keep the M3. It's paid for and makes you happy. If you're worried about potential future costs just start saving up money to fix them.
by Driver
Sat Jun 15, 2013 2:38 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Car guys - Should I sell my car?
Replies: 9
Views: 953

Re: Had a flat car tire, changed it, what now?

I never repair a tire. I would just replace the pair. Though I am frugal, I don't skimp on repairs to tires, brakes or front end In my opinion it is a safety issue. A blowout at highway speed can cause a crash. I've done extensive car repair, sometimes saving a little is not worth it.Just go to a t...
by Driver
Sun Apr 14, 2013 1:03 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Had a flat car tire, changed it, what now?
Replies: 49
Views: 3396

Re: Time to celebrate? One goal met.

Congratulations!
by Driver
Thu Apr 11, 2013 11:57 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Time to celebrate? One goal met.
Replies: 48
Views: 5047

Re: can i buy my sportscar?

Buy it.
by Driver
Thu Mar 28, 2013 2:44 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: can i buy my sportscar?
Replies: 129
Views: 8645

Re: What's Your Favorite Hot Sauce?

Marie Sharp's Habanero Pepper Sauce
by Driver
Fri Mar 08, 2013 9:17 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What's Your Favorite Hot Sauce?
Replies: 84
Views: 3553

Re: The Munchkin Man Diet

Welcome back Munchkin Man. You have been missed. Congratulations on getting healthier!
by Driver
Tue Mar 05, 2013 9:06 pm
 
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: The Munchkin Man Diet
Replies: 120
Views: 10796

Re: Happy Birthday Taylor

Happy Birthday and thank you Taylor!
by Driver
Sat Jan 26, 2013 12:22 am
 
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Happy Birthday Taylor
Replies: 81
Views: 3884

Re: Gratitude

I want to thank the Boglehead community for all the help. You guys provide an intellectually stimulating discussion on virtually any topic. I realized during this holiday season that this site has become a big part of my life. Season's greetings to all. +1000 I am very grateful for the Boglehead co...
by Driver
Mon Dec 31, 2012 3:15 am
 
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Gratitude
Replies: 10
Views: 1886

Re: Merry Christmas to All

Merry Christmas everyone!
by Driver
Tue Dec 25, 2012 3:20 pm
 
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Merry Christmas to All
Replies: 22
Views: 1022

Re: Windows 8: Time to Short Microsoft?

Perhaps not widely known enough yet: Windows 8 allows you to enter "desktop mode" with one click (or touch) of a tile. And this desktop mode is almost identical to the Windows 7 desktop. Desktop mode still lacks the Start button/menu, however. Instead you can launch an app from the start ...
by Driver
Sun Nov 04, 2012 6:59 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Windows 8: Time to Short Microsoft?
Replies: 52
Views: 4284

Re: Windows 8: Are you upgrading?

I just migrated to Windows 8 (clean install). It took a few hours to get used to but it seems great. In my opinion many people will freak out over the changes (I did at first) from Windows 7, but if you take the time to actually get used to the interface you'll find that it's actually pretty easy to...
by Driver
Sat Oct 27, 2012 2:24 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Windows 8: Are you upgrading?
Replies: 67
Views: 4657

Re: Renting a car, which credit card to use?

I had to rent a car over the summer for over a month. I used my Visa Signature card. I did decline the insurance from the rental car company. What others have posted about loss of use is true*. What I did was call up my insurance company (State Farm) and had them add a rider fro rental coverage whic...
by Driver
Fri Sep 07, 2012 2:59 am
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Renting a car, which credit card to use?
Replies: 10
Views: 1615

Re: Bernstein article on CNN

I think wbern stated that you only take half of the divdend yield on stocks.
by Driver
Thu Sep 06, 2012 2:19 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Bernstein article on CNN
Replies: 64
Views: 5633

Re: Tesla S

I saw one on the road last weekend. It looked good. Be careful not to let the battery drain down completely. It can affect the performance of the battery and will not be covered by warranty.

*edited to correct grammar
by Driver
Tue Jul 24, 2012 12:03 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Tesla S
Replies: 506
Views: 50090

Re: Vanguard: How America Saves 2012

Barry, thanks for taking the time to put this together.
by Driver
Fri Jun 29, 2012 9:38 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Vanguard: How America Saves 2012
Replies: 3
Views: 1446

Re: What is your favorite TV show?

rdmayo21 wrote:Cowboy Bebop

+1
Also,
FullMetal Alchemist:Brotherhood
Chuck
Firefly
Iron Chef (old and new)
River Monsters
Man vs Wild
Survivorman
Good Eats
Arrested Development
MacGyver
Ballterstar Galactica (remake)
Stargate SG1
Formula One

Guess that's more than one.
by Driver
Wed Jun 13, 2012 2:11 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: TV show recommendations?
Replies: 304
Views: 119847

Re: Variable Annuity

Patrick/Mel, thank you both for taking the time to answer. He's not comfortable with the volatility of the VA and it looks like the amount in the VA is above the state limits for insurance. I suggested that he cash out the VA. Put whatever he wants into cash/cd for now and use a portion to fund a TI...
by Driver
Fri Mar 16, 2012 7:42 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Variable Annuity
Replies: 3
Views: 317

Variable Annuity

I have a question regarding a MetLife VA that a friend purchased. The VA was purchased with after tax dollars. My friend is wanting the cash out the VA. The current value of the VA is less than the inital cost. Will my friend need to pay any taxes on this? I tried doing an search and read the wiki. ...
by Driver
Fri Mar 16, 2012 6:14 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Variable Annuity
Replies: 3
Views: 317

Re: Pat is coming home !

Pat,
I wish you a full and speedy recovery :D
by Driver
Sun Mar 11, 2012 12:07 am
 
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Pat is coming home !
Replies: 115
Views: 10017

Re: What's REALLY important . .

AQ: Pat, my dear wife for 60 years, is in the critical care unit at Mercy Hospital in Miami trying to recover from open-heart surgery. It is at times like this that we learn what's really important -- and it's not "dollars". Best wishes. Taylor Taylor, our prayers are with Pat and you. Je...
by Driver
Sun Feb 26, 2012 6:28 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: How much is "having made it"?
Replies: 48
Views: 4262

Re: how you weathered the 2008 financial downturn

My portfolio went down around 50%. I was (still am) in the accumulation stage and didn't have much saved (compared to most here). I just decided to save as much as I could in my Roth and 401K. I figured the market would eventually come back up and that if it did continue to go down then we'd all be ...
by Driver
Sun Jan 29, 2012 1:10 am
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: how you weathered the 2008 financial downturn
Replies: 147
Views: 8965

Re: Advice on buying a tablet

I have the 1st generation iPad and am still very happy with it. Regardless of what you choose, I would HIGHLY recommend getting the 3G version over the WiFi only version. Yes you have WiFi in the house and can find it around if you look. But having 3G makes the iPad an entirely different machine. B...
by Driver
Wed Jan 11, 2012 6:04 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Advice on buying a tablet
Replies: 74
Views: 3554

Re: Do Banks really check the name on a Check?

I don't work at a bank, but do work at a Credit Union. The tellers definately do check names on checks. Checks that are scanned in via the internet are checked as well. There are a lot of fraudulent checks and money orders floating around so we check the names, endorsement, dollar amount, etc. We do...
by Driver
Sun Jan 08, 2012 10:07 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Do Banks really check the name on a Check?
Replies: 17
Views: 2376

Re: My Christmas present to the Bogleheads . .

Thank you Taylor. I'm able to type this post today because of brave men (and women) such as yourself. Merry Christmas everyone!
by Driver
Sun Dec 25, 2011 5:47 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: My Christmas present to the Bogleheads . .
Replies: 65
Views: 4839

Re: HAPPY THANKSGIVING, BOGLEHEADS

Thank you Bogleheads!
by Driver
Thu Nov 24, 2011 1:01 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: HAPPY THANKSGIVING, BOGLEHEADS
Replies: 24
Views: 1048

Re: Buying an expensive car you cannot afford, anyone done i

Love reading all these stories!! By the way, a boat is a goal of mine one day too (to the post above talking about boats) I did in '09. I bought a late model used P-Car that was CPO'd. I financed it, but could have paid it off (would have had to have used my emergency fund). I ended up selling it e...
by Driver
Sun Nov 13, 2011 3:06 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Buying an expensive car you cannot afford, anyone done it?
Replies: 64
Views: 4064

Re: Buying an expensive car you cannot afford, anyone done i

I did in '09. I bought a late model used P-Car that was CPO'd. I financed it, but could have paid it off (would have had to have used my emergency fund). I ended up selling it early this year. I don't regret buying the car at all. I'm a car guy so it was worth it. I did research my purchase for over...
by Driver
Sat Nov 12, 2011 5:21 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Buying an expensive car you cannot afford, anyone done it?
Replies: 64
Views: 4064

The only major thing that has a chance of going bad is the transmission IIRC. My parents ran into this. I did a lot of research and Honda did have major issues with automatic transmissions older generations: http://www.hondaproblems.com/problems/transmission-failure.shtml Some people on various Hond...
by Driver
Sat Sep 17, 2011 12:31 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Worst Case repair scenario for a 2007 Honda Accord?
Replies: 16
Views: 1885

Tires for this car are the same as any other car. You don't need to spend $300 on one tire. That's just absurd. They are not. Depending on the year they came with Dunlops or Bridgestones. Think the base tires are 17X8. Unfortunately, $300 probably is the cost of getting one exact oem replacement ti...
by Driver
Sat Sep 17, 2011 12:15 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Looking to get a Lexus IS250AWD, new lease or buy used?
Replies: 32
Views: 3513

Tires for this car are the same as any other car. You don't need to spend $300 on one tire. That's just absurd. They are not. Depending on the year they came with Dunlops or Bridgestones. Think the base tires are 17X8. Unfortunately, $300 probably is the cost of getting one exact oem replacement ti...
by Driver
Fri Sep 16, 2011 1:21 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Looking to get a Lexus IS250AWD, new lease or buy used?
Replies: 32
Views: 3513

If you're thinking about an A4, then why not an S4? Even more fun, no? What is the OP's price range? What is your idea of fun? Driving with the top down on the weekends or an occasional autocross or trackday? The A4/S4/RS4 have engine issues. The A4 with 1.8T has sludging issues. The 2004-2007 S4 h...
by Driver
Mon Aug 29, 2011 8:13 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Help me choose a car please.
Replies: 50
Views: 5457

Also, just because it uses AES 256 doesn't mean 100% safe (more like 99.99%). If someone wanted to crack it they could. It would take time, but the time it would take becomes shorter and shorter as new CPU/GPUs are released. You don't have to have a fancy super computer. GPU cracking is many times f...
by Driver
Thu Jul 07, 2011 3:55 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Using TrueCrypt
Replies: 49
Views: 4698

I have a Personal Liability insurance policy along with renter's insurance and bumped up auto coverage with limits that exceed my total assets. Hopefully others will post with more detail. Do a search on here for Personal Liability insurance. That should give you more info. The cost is minimal for t...
by Driver
Wed Jul 06, 2011 10:42 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: This is an unusual one folks..first post, here goes
Replies: 49
Views: 5261

Not sure if anyone has mentioned this, but do you have a Personal Liability Insurance policy? If not I'd look into one. They are pretty cheap.
by Driver
Wed Jul 06, 2011 8:19 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: This is an unusual one folks..first post, here goes
Replies: 49
Views: 5261

I have to go into the TrueCrypt software to mount each of these when I need to access them. Pro-tip: go to the "Hotkeys" menu, set up some key combinations to mount/dismount. I know, but you still have to enter the passphrase. I do not wish to save the passphrase (I don't use key files) o...
by Driver
Mon Jul 04, 2011 8:33 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Using TrueCrypt
Replies: 49
Views: 4698

Chaz, not sure what you mean by file. There a couple of ways to use TrueCrypt. You can encrypt an entire hard drive, volume or can create a "file" which you can mount and you can save any important files there. I use it to encrypt a volume (a partition a of a physical hard drive), a usb dr...
by Driver
Mon Jul 04, 2011 5:56 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Using TrueCrypt
Replies: 49
Views: 4698

This will be a fun trip for you! We did this trip this year. I think you will enjoy my short video (7min) about the experience. The first 3 minutes summarizes where we went, then the last 4 minutes are my take-away impressions. http://www.vimeo.com/20126733 In short, they are a very beautiful peopl...
by Driver
Sat Jun 25, 2011 12:38 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Any One travelled to Vietnam and Cambodia?
Replies: 47
Views: 5177

My sportscar didn't come with one. Space was limited since the engine was in the back. Although it did come with a can of tire sealant and 24x7 roadside assistance. I just bought an 80's sportscar and and it did come with one, but I've since taken it out. It does make a difference in the steering fe...
by Driver
Tue Jun 21, 2011 1:11 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: LA Times: Automakers sell more cars without spare tires
Replies: 25
Views: 2949

I'll attend if I am able to.
by Driver
Sat Jun 11, 2011 7:30 pm
 
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Phoenix, AZ Bogleheads?
Replies: 38
Views: 8619
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