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Re: Massive student debt @ 6.8%

I removed two areas of discussion which were not focused on helping the OP. Continuity is lost. First, a challenge on the use of "girl" when referencing a government service program (gender discrimination). Second, a member's opinion of financing a college education was challenged by anot...
by Howard Donnelly
Tue Apr 14, 2015 7:52 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Massive student debt @ 6.8%
Replies: 62
Views: 6198

Re: If you had 1 book to recommend...

ShiftF5 wrote:"The Millionaire in You" by Michael LeBoeuf, Ph.D.

My #1 All Time Favorite.

+1
by Howard Donnelly
Sat Mar 28, 2015 4:59 am
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: If you had 1 [investing] book to recommend...
Replies: 51
Views: 4812

Re: An inspiring message for Bogleheads

Outstanding! Thank you for posting. You made my day! :happy
by Howard Donnelly
Fri Mar 20, 2015 10:57 am
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: An inspiring message for Bogleheads
Replies: 56
Views: 4296

Re: An inspiring message for Bogleheads

H.L. Mencken described a cynic as someone who smells flowers and looks for a coffin . In the grand scheme of things, whether the numbers in Peter's account add up or not is irrelevant. What is important is that a young man has learned the value of saving, investing and the power of compound interes...
by Howard Donnelly
Fri Mar 20, 2015 9:26 am
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: An inspiring message for Bogleheads
Replies: 56
Views: 4296

Re: Phil Town: "Rule #1 Investing"

Thank you for the responses. Taylor, I found yours especially helpful. The "Bad Money Advice" article is great.
by Howard Donnelly
Thu Mar 19, 2015 11:48 am
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Phil Town: "Rule #1 Investing"
Replies: 11
Views: 1230

Phil Town: "Rule #1 Investing"

Is anyone familiar with Phil Town and his "Rule #1" investing approach? If so, thoughts or comments?
http://www.ruleoneinvesting.com/
by Howard Donnelly
Thu Mar 19, 2015 11:00 am
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Phil Town: "Rule #1 Investing"
Replies: 11
Views: 1230

Re: If I Knew Then What I Know Now

GoldenFinch wrote:Bravo!

A+++ :happy

+1
by Howard Donnelly
Sun Mar 15, 2015 9:19 am
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: If I Knew Then What I Know Now
Replies: 51
Views: 7815

Re: The financier and the secretary. A true story.

Thank you, Taylor. Great article.
by Howard Donnelly
Fri Mar 13, 2015 8:53 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: The financier and the secretary. A true story.
Replies: 39
Views: 6352

Re: The Millionaire in You

I wanted to "bump" this thread for the newer Bogleheads. If you're trying to understand the "how-to's" of successful investing, this is a great book.
by Howard Donnelly
Wed Mar 11, 2015 5:57 am
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: "The Millionaire in You," by Michael LeBoeuf
Replies: 5
Views: 2616

Re: Vanguard TSM Fund Question

Thank you! :happy
by Howard Donnelly
Sun Mar 08, 2015 4:51 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Vanguard TSM Fund Question
Replies: 4
Views: 363

Vanguard TSM Fund Question

Does Vanguard's Total Stock Market fund include the NASDAQ stocks? Thank you.
by Howard Donnelly
Sun Mar 08, 2015 4:37 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Vanguard TSM Fund Question
Replies: 4
Views: 363

Re: Tom Stanley-Millionaire Next Door Author Killed in Auto

Here is a very nice tribute paid to Tom Stanley in todays "New York Times:" http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/07/your-money/paying-tribute-to-thomas-stanley-and-his-millionaire-next-door.html?_r=1 Thank you for posting the article. It's very interesting that Stanley and Danko stopped speakin...
by Howard Donnelly
Sat Mar 07, 2015 5:49 am
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Tom Stanley-Millionaire Next Door Author Killed in Auto Acci
Replies: 76
Views: 12370

"Release Your Brakes!"

Recently a friend recommended that I read "Release Your Brakes!", by Jim Newman. It's an older self-help book. Has anyone read it? If so, was it helpful?
by Howard Donnelly
Fri Feb 27, 2015 9:55 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: "Release Your Brakes!"
Replies: 1
Views: 671

Re: Ray Dalio's All-Weather Portfolio

. Here are some additional portfolio comparisons. Few observations: - Dalio's 'all weather' portfolio has better simulated returns than the Permanent Portfolio - If you use small value for the stock allocation in Dalio's portfolio it produces fairly impressive 'simulated' returns (P3 in table below...
by Howard Donnelly
Sun Feb 22, 2015 8:58 am
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Ray Dalio's All-Weather Portfolio
Replies: 24
Views: 8225

"Jack Bogle's success principles to live by"

Hot off the press:

"Jack Bogle's success principles to live by"
http://www.cnbc.com/id/102425576
by Howard Donnelly
Tue Feb 17, 2015 5:49 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: "Jack Bogle's success principles to live by"
Replies: 2
Views: 731

Re: Book for beginning Investor

Another vote for The Millionaire in You, by Michael LeBoeuf. Terrific book.
by Howard Donnelly
Tue Feb 17, 2015 4:46 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Book for beginning Investor
Replies: 10
Views: 754

Re: How to respond when someone asks how much money you make

That's a bold, nosy question. How about just telling them it's none of their business?
by Howard Donnelly
Thu Feb 05, 2015 5:30 am
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: How to respond when someone asks how much money you make?
Replies: 107
Views: 10713

Re: Birthday idea for fiancée (investment)?

Do you and your fiancee admire Warren Buffett? If so, how about one of the Berkshire Hathaway B shares (BRK.B)? The current share price is around $147.
by Howard Donnelly
Thu Feb 05, 2015 5:24 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Birthday idea for fiancée (investment)?
Replies: 15
Views: 1623

Why Jack Ma of Alibaba loves "Forrest Gump"

"Chinese retail giant's founder and chairman is big fan of the movie and uses it as inspiration..." Why Jack Ma of Alibaba loves "Forrest Gump" http://www.cbsnews.com/videos/why-jack-ma-of-alibaba-loves-forrest-gump/ Any fans of "Forrest Gump" here on the forum? What le...
by Howard Donnelly
Sat Jan 24, 2015 10:10 am
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Why Jack Ma of Alibaba loves "Forrest Gump"
Replies: 1
Views: 625

"Vanguard Group execs say deflation a real risk..."

From CNBC today:

"Vanguard Group execs say deflation a real risk for global economy"
http://www.cnbc.com/id/102324443

Thoughts or comments?
by Howard Donnelly
Fri Jan 09, 2015 11:02 am
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: "Vanguard Group execs say deflation a real risk..."
Replies: 61
Views: 6414

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Chan_va wrote:Watched 'The Gambler'. May have been the worst movie I have ever watched. I would try and summarize it for you but the trauma of recalling the experience would be too great.

+1. I walked out after an hour.
by Howard Donnelly
Sun Dec 28, 2014 4:01 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 745
Views: 99611

Re: Investment books I have read.

Terrific list, Taylor! I think you are a "Gem."
by Howard Donnelly
Mon Dec 15, 2014 11:09 am
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Investment books I have read.
Replies: 32
Views: 5005

Re: New Tony Robbins Book on Financial Freedom

For those interested in learning more about investing, rather than Tony Robbins' new book, I would recommend:

The Bogleheads' Guide to Investing - Second Edition, by Mel Lindauer, Taylor Larimore, and Michael LeBoeuf
and/or
The Millionaire in You, by Michael LeBoeuf
by Howard Donnelly
Wed Dec 03, 2014 1:07 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: New Tony Robbins Book on Financial Freedom
Replies: 90
Views: 23240

Re: "Stock Indexing Racks Up Another Triumphant Year"

Excellent article. Thank you for posting it.
by Howard Donnelly
Sun Nov 30, 2014 10:59 am
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: "Stock Indexing Racks Up Another Triumphant Year"
Replies: 1
Views: 869

Re: "Where to Invest in 2015"

Thank you, Taylor. Very helpful.
by Howard Donnelly
Sun Nov 30, 2014 10:52 am
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: "Where to Invest in 2015"
Replies: 19
Views: 2982

Re: New Tony Robbins Book on Financial Freedom

stemikger, Thank you. I'm so pleased that you posted your thoughts. I was confused by some of it too. Here is another another example: On page 158, Tony quotes Warren Buffett: "Bonds should come with a warning label." However, the Ray Dalio "All Seasons" portfolio that Tony raves...
by Howard Donnelly
Thu Nov 27, 2014 1:01 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: New Tony Robbins Book on Financial Freedom
Replies: 90
Views: 23240

Re: New Tony Robbins Book on Financial Freedom

He is really annoying with his "insider" stuff... He's so over-the-top I can't believe anyone listens to this guy. From the video: "I've had the unique privilege of spending the last 18 years of my life personally coaching one of the top 10 financial traders in the history of the wor...
by Howard Donnelly
Tue Nov 25, 2014 6:52 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: New Tony Robbins Book on Financial Freedom
Replies: 90
Views: 23240

Re: Why Alpha is getting more elusive

Great article. Thank you, Larry.
by Howard Donnelly
Mon Nov 24, 2014 7:04 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Why Alpha is getting more elusive
Replies: 28
Views: 4018

Re: New Tony Robbins Book on Financial Freedom

daffyd,

Thank you! I've been eagerly waiting for comments from someone knowledgeable who actually read the book.

Best,
Howard
by Howard Donnelly
Sat Nov 22, 2014 8:33 am
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: New Tony Robbins Book on Financial Freedom
Replies: 90
Views: 23240

Re: how to make money like a billionaire

ArthurO,

Have you read Tony Robbins' new book? If so, what did you think of it? What did you like most? What did you like least?

Thanks,
Howard
by Howard Donnelly
Fri Nov 21, 2014 6:30 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: how to make money like a billionaire
Replies: 116
Views: 16347

Private Placement Life Insurance

[Thread moved into here, see below. --admin LadyGeek] In Tony's Robbins' new book, Money: Master the Game , there is a section entitled, "Rich Man's Roth." - page 443 "The strategy in the pages ahead, known as private placement life insurance (PPLI), has been called 'the secret of th...
by Howard Donnelly
Tue Nov 18, 2014 6:39 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: New Tony Robbins Book on Financial Freedom
Replies: 90
Views: 23240

Re: Ray Dalio's All-Weather Portfolio

From Tony Robbins' new book, "Money: Master the Game," here is Ray Dalio's "All Seasons" Portfolio: 30% in stocks (for instance, the S&P 500 or other indexes) 15% in intermediate term government bonds (7 to 10 year Treasuries) 40% in long term government bonds (20 to 25 year ...
by Howard Donnelly
Tue Nov 18, 2014 6:34 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Ray Dalio's All-Weather Portfolio
Replies: 24
Views: 8225

Re: New Tony Robbins Book on Financial Freedom

From Tony Robbins' new book, "Money: Master the Game," here is Ray Dalio's "All Seasons" Portfolio: 30% in stocks (for instance, the S&P 500 or other indexes) 15% in intermediate term government bonds (7 to 10 year Treasuries) 40% in long term government bonds (20 to 25 year ...
by Howard Donnelly
Tue Nov 18, 2014 6:02 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: New Tony Robbins Book on Financial Freedom
Replies: 90
Views: 23240

Re: New Tony Robbins Book on Financial Freedom

Leveraged bonds? Doesn't that defeat the purpose of owning bonds in the first place? I look at bonds as an asset class one puts into a portfolio to produce income and reduce volatility. To me this is just asking for trouble, in a crisis asset classes will often act in ways you don't expect. I remem...
by Howard Donnelly
Sun Nov 16, 2014 9:58 am
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: New Tony Robbins Book on Financial Freedom
Replies: 90
Views: 23240

Re: New Tony Robbins Book on Financial Freedom

Here is a website dedicated to Tony Robbins' new book, "Money: Master the Game."
http://moneymasterthegame.com/

Jack Bogle, Warren Buffett, and John Templeton are three of the experts he interviewed.
by Howard Donnelly
Thu Nov 06, 2014 10:38 am
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: New Tony Robbins Book on Financial Freedom
Replies: 90
Views: 23240

"Jack Bogle on Warren Buffett, Bill Gross and How to Invest"

Hot off the press: "Warren Buffett has become Vanguard's best salesman, Bogle said. Buffett, of Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.A) , (BRK.B) recently announced that his wife will inherit money to be allocated 90% to the Vanguard 500 Index Fund (VFINX) (VFIAX) (VOO). After the announcement, searches on ...
by Howard Donnelly
Fri Oct 24, 2014 6:45 am
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: "Jack Bogle on Warren Buffett, Bill Gross and How to Invest"
Replies: 17
Views: 3286

Re: [how should new investors select funds w/o] Past Perform

Thank you all for responding. Some friends asked me about this recently. I'm trying to figure out how to better explain it.
by Howard Donnelly
Sun Oct 19, 2014 9:38 am
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: [how should new investors select funds w/o] Past Performance
Replies: 6
Views: 602

[how should new investors select funds w/o] Past Performance

As Bogleheads, we often repeat the phrase, "Past performance does not predict future performance." I understand and agree with that. If that is the case, then how should people new to investing select their mutual funds?
by Howard Donnelly
Sat Oct 18, 2014 9:35 am
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: [how should new investors select funds w/o] Past Performance
Replies: 6
Views: 602

Re: "The best response to market volatility"

Here's a relevant interview with Jack Bogle that was done today:

"Recent selloff ‘nothing,’ stay the course: Jack Bogle"
http://www.cnbc.com/id/102094959?trknav ... :topnews:5
by Howard Donnelly
Thu Oct 16, 2014 6:20 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: "The best response to market volatility"
Replies: 27
Views: 3485

"Buffett's Million Dollar Hedge Fund Bet"

"Warren Buffett, Berkshire Hathaway chairman & CEO, says hedge funds after fees are not going to deliver a return as well as a low-cost index fund."

"Buffett's million dollar hedge fund bet"
http://video.cnbc.com/gallery/?video=3000316565
by Howard Donnelly
Thu Oct 02, 2014 9:05 am
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: "Buffett's Million Dollar Hedge Fund Bet"
Replies: 0
Views: 312

Re: New Tony Robbins Book on Financial Freedom

DFAMAN wrote:Ok, I honestly would not have expected to see Jack Bogle cited in a blurb promoting a Tony Robbins book, but given my respect for Mr. Bogle, I will hope for the best and look forward to the book.

I was surprised too. I didn't think Jack Bogle and Tony Robbins would be "on the same page."
by Howard Donnelly
Thu Sep 25, 2014 5:49 am
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: New Tony Robbins Book on Financial Freedom
Replies: 90
Views: 23240

New Tony Robbins Book on Financial Freedom

"Simon & Schuster will publish the first book in nearly two decades by Tony Robbins, the #1 bestselling author, and America's #1 Life & Business Strategist. Over the course of 37 years Robbins has become the ultimate name in self-help. In Money: Master the Game: 7 Simple Steps to Financ...
by Howard Donnelly
Wed Sep 24, 2014 12:56 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: New Tony Robbins Book on Financial Freedom
Replies: 90
Views: 23240

Re: What books next?

I am halfway through reading The Education of a Value Investor: My Transformative Quest for Wealth, Wisdom, and Enlightenment by Guy Spier. It is a fantastic and fascinating read about how a Gordon Gekko type who morphed into a Warren Buffett type of investor but more importantly a person. Leave al...
by Howard Donnelly
Sat Sep 20, 2014 11:01 am
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: What books next?
Replies: 12
Views: 971

Re: AliBaba

Regarding IPOs, Warren Buffett had this to say: "The only time to buy these is on a day with no y in it."
by Howard Donnelly
Fri Sep 19, 2014 11:11 am
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: AliBaba
Replies: 151
Views: 13544

Re: Vanguard Total Stock Market Index Fund (VTSMX)

Excellent article. Thank you, Taylor.
by Howard Donnelly
Tue Sep 16, 2014 9:27 am
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Vanguard Total Stock Market Index Fund (VTSMX)
Replies: 10
Views: 2384

Re: "The Education of a Value Investor"

. Mohnish Pabrai is mentioned a lot in the book. I had earlier listened to an interview of him with Steve Forbes http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oaL2v1nVokw , and a presentation he made at Colombia Business School (I can not longer find the long, elaborate, and informative youtube video of the prese...
by Howard Donnelly
Mon Sep 15, 2014 2:25 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: "The Education of a Value Investor"
Replies: 29
Views: 3941

Re: "The Education of a Value Investor"

. FWIW – I also looked at the performance of his Aquamarine Fund. Here are the factor loads of the Fund, using monthly data from 1998 to 2013 (the full calendars years of the fund) Alpha = 0.06 Mkt = 0.85 Size = 0.16 Value = 0.60 Momentum = -0.15 Quality = 0.33 Analysis done using the global factor...
by Howard Donnelly
Sat Sep 13, 2014 12:59 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: "The Education of a Value Investor"
Replies: 29
Views: 3941

Re: "The Education of a Value Investor"

. I enjoyed the book, which I have now read. Its not so much about investing as it is about Guy Speir’s honest, pro-active journey of personal awareness and development. The book may not be for everyone, but I found it interesting, some parts resonated with me, and I learned some things which is al...
by Howard Donnelly
Sat Sep 13, 2014 10:54 am
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: "The Education of a Value Investor"
Replies: 29
Views: 3941

Re: "The Education of a Value Investor"

In his book, here is what Guy had to say about Wall Street: "I saw up close the willingness to distort the truth in order to further one's own narrow self-interest - the tendency to treat clients as marks to be exploited, not served. At their worst, elite investment banks like Goldman Sachs and...
by Howard Donnelly
Fri Sep 12, 2014 9:54 am
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: "The Education of a Value Investor"
Replies: 29
Views: 3941
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