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by Howard Donnelly
Mon Jul 27, 2015 6:50 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Younger guy, could use some advice
Replies: 3
Views: 396

Re: Younger guy, could use some advice

Get your hands on a copy of The Millionaire in You, by Michael LeBoeuf. Outstanding book. It will answer most of your questions and help you put together a solid financial game plan.
by Howard Donnelly
Mon Jul 27, 2015 6:45 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Book Recommendation for New Investor
Replies: 10
Views: 525

Re: Book Recommendation for New Investor

The Millionaire in You, by Michael LeBoeuf is also a great book.
by Howard Donnelly
Sun Jul 12, 2015 10:04 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: 21 year old making first investment
Replies: 10
Views: 440

Re: 21 year old making first investment

My best suggestion: Get your hands on a copy of The Millionaire in You, by Michael LeBoeuf. That book would answer so many questions for you, and give you an excellent investing "game plan."
by Howard Donnelly
Wed Jul 01, 2015 3:10 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: "The Education of a Value Investor"
Replies: 35
Views: 5491

Re: "The Education of a Value Investor"

Here is a recent article about Guy Spier and his lunch with Warren Buffett:

"Lessons from lunch with Warren Buffett"
http://www.businessinsider.com/lessons- ... ett-2015-6
by Howard Donnelly
Mon Jun 29, 2015 8:05 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: The secret sauce for investment success -- dumb luck
Replies: 7
Views: 1486

Re: The secret sauce for investment success -- dumb luck

So, is studying and following the "Boglehead" investment philosophy to investment success the result of dumb luck?
by Howard Donnelly
Tue May 26, 2015 8:12 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Young Investor Looking For Advice
Replies: 16
Views: 1208

Re: Young Investor Looking For Advice

WhiteDice,

If you can get your hands on a copy of The Millionaire in You, by Michael LeBoeuf, it will answer most of your questions and be a great help to you.

Best wishes for your success,
Howard
by Howard Donnelly
Wed May 13, 2015 3:58 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Share the life lessons that you learned in your 30's.
Replies: 27
Views: 2942

Re: Share the life lessons that you learned in your 30's.

Never drink more than three Long Island Iced Teas at a time.
by Howard Donnelly
Thu Apr 23, 2015 6:01 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: What is a Boglehead?
Replies: 55
Views: 3478

Re: What is a Boglehead?

Jack Bogle Disciple.
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: 6857

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
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: 5822

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
Fri Mar 20, 2015 10:57 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: An inspiring message for Bogleheads
Replies: 56
Views: 4721

Re: An inspiring message for Bogleheads

Outstanding! Thank you for posting. You made my day! :happy
by Howard Donnelly
Fri Mar 20, 2015 9:26 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: An inspiring message for Bogleheads
Replies: 56
Views: 4721

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
Thu Mar 19, 2015 11:48 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Phil Town: "Rule #1 Investing"
Replies: 11
Views: 1348

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 11:00 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Phil Town: "Rule #1 Investing"
Replies: 11
Views: 1348

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
Sun Mar 15, 2015 9:19 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: If I Knew Then What I Know Now
Replies: 61
Views: 13171

Re: If I Knew Then What I Know Now

GoldenFinch wrote:Bravo!

A+++ :happy

+1
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: 6841

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

Thank you, Taylor. Great article.
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: 2643

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
Sun Mar 08, 2015 4:51 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Vanguard TSM Fund Question
Replies: 4
Views: 408

Re: Vanguard TSM Fund Question

Thank you! :happy
by Howard Donnelly
Sun Mar 08, 2015 4:37 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Vanguard TSM Fund Question
Replies: 4
Views: 408

Vanguard TSM Fund Question

Does Vanguard's Total Stock Market fund include the NASDAQ stocks? Thank you.
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: 13126

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
Fri Feb 27, 2015 9:55 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: "Release Your Brakes!"
Replies: 1
Views: 718

"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
Sun Feb 22, 2015 8:58 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Ray Dalio's All-Weather Portfolio
Replies: 25
Views: 10225

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
Tue Feb 17, 2015 5:49 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: "Jack Bogle's success principles to live by"
Replies: 2
Views: 780

"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 4:46 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Book for beginning Investor
Replies: 10
Views: 896

Re: Book for beginning Investor

Another vote for The Millionaire in You, by Michael LeBoeuf. Terrific book.
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: 11416

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 5:24 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Birthday idea for fiancée (investment)?
Replies: 15
Views: 1705

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
Sat Jan 24, 2015 10:10 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Why Jack Ma of Alibaba loves "Forrest Gump"
Replies: 1
Views: 641

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
Fri Jan 09, 2015 11:02 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: "Vanguard Group execs say deflation a real risk..."
Replies: 61
Views: 6596

"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
Sun Dec 28, 2014 4:01 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 988
Views: 157511

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
Mon Dec 15, 2014 11:09 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Investment books I have read.
Replies: 32
Views: 5462

Re: Investment books I have read.

Terrific list, Taylor! I think you are a "Gem."
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: 24886

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
Sun Nov 30, 2014 10:59 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: "Stock Indexing Racks Up Another Triumphant Year"
Replies: 1
Views: 887

Re: "Stock Indexing Racks Up Another Triumphant Year"

Excellent article. Thank you for posting it.
by Howard Donnelly
Sun Nov 30, 2014 10:52 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: "Where to Invest in 2015"
Replies: 19
Views: 3094

Re: "Where to Invest in 2015"

Thank you, Taylor. Very helpful.
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: 24886

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
Tue Nov 25, 2014 6:52 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: New Tony Robbins Book on Financial Freedom
Replies: 90
Views: 24886

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
Mon Nov 24, 2014 7:04 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Why Alpha is getting more elusive
Replies: 28
Views: 4205

Re: Why Alpha is getting more elusive

Great article. Thank you, Larry.
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: 24886

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
Fri Nov 21, 2014 6:30 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: how to make money like a billionaire
Replies: 116
Views: 16574

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
Tue Nov 18, 2014 6:39 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: New Tony Robbins Book on Financial Freedom
Replies: 90
Views: 24886

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 6:34 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Ray Dalio's All-Weather Portfolio
Replies: 25
Views: 10225

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 6:02 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: New Tony Robbins Book on Financial Freedom
Replies: 90
Views: 24886

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
Sun Nov 16, 2014 9:58 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: New Tony Robbins Book on Financial Freedom
Replies: 90
Views: 24886

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
Thu Nov 06, 2014 10:38 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: New Tony Robbins Book on Financial Freedom
Replies: 90
Views: 24886

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
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: 3443

"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
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: 630

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
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: 630

[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
Thu Oct 16, 2014 6:20 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: "The best response to market volatility"
Replies: 27
Views: 3603

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 02, 2014 9:05 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: "Buffett's Million Dollar Hedge Fund Bet"
Replies: 0
Views: 330

"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

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