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Re: When to inject my index funds with this cash

The answer is obvious. The time was yesterday!
by LAlearning
Mon Mar 23, 2015 10:19 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: When to inject my index funds with this cash
Replies: 7
Views: 929

Re: How is VTIAX performing?

I have invested in the Vanguard Total International Stock fund for about 5 years now. It seems to be not performing to my expectations. I am not an experienced investor so I am looking for some advice. I have about 20% of my stock allocation in this fund. Are there other Vanguard or competitors fun...
by LAlearning
Sat Mar 21, 2015 7:27 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: How is VTIAX performing?
Replies: 18
Views: 1879

Re: Advice for good friend

It's amazing how many of my women friends have such little interest/knowledge in managing their finances. When I try to educate them, I get nowhere. It is especially troubling when one's spouse dies and then the wife is overwhelmed due to lack of basic financial information in order to make decisio...
by LAlearning
Sat Mar 21, 2015 7:25 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Advice for good friend
Replies: 38
Views: 3390

Re: Portfolio input, please.

I personally don't see use in the intl bond index. Only time will tell. I don't know why you duplicated holdings in each account. I would fill the IRA with your bonds of choice, then stocks to finish it off and taxable. And unlikely your planner is better than the boglehead board....unless they are ...
by LAlearning
Sat Mar 21, 2015 7:17 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Portfolio input, please.
Replies: 3
Views: 323

Re: Opened an account Vanguard yesterday, now having cold fe

Remember, everything you read on the internet is true.

Except the stuff that isn't...
by LAlearning
Sat Mar 21, 2015 12:19 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Opened an account Vanguard yesterday, now having cold feet
Replies: 60
Views: 3956

Re: 401K or Roth IRA

Depends on your marginal rate.
by LAlearning
Wed Mar 18, 2015 11:17 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: 401K or Roth IRA
Replies: 6
Views: 512

Re: psych intern

Depending on the 403b options, it might be better to contribute there than the rIRA with regards to lowering your taxes.
by LAlearning
Wed Mar 18, 2015 7:31 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: psych intern
Replies: 9
Views: 1473

Re: What's your average ER? [Expense Ratio]

Now 0.1%...so average.
by LAlearning
Tue Mar 17, 2015 12:03 am
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: What's your average ER? [Expense Ratio]
Replies: 123
Views: 7439

Re: Shiller - How Scary Is the Bond Market?

...rebalance PRN...
by LAlearning
Mon Mar 16, 2015 7:44 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Shiller - How Scary Is the Bond Market?
Replies: 29
Views: 4466

Re: International funds

Total Intl only
by LAlearning
Sun Mar 15, 2015 1:35 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: International funds
Replies: 3
Views: 371

Re: Roth IRA married limits

What's hers is hers and whats yours is hers.
by LAlearning
Sun Mar 15, 2015 1:54 am
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Roth IRA married limits
Replies: 13
Views: 1021

Re: Best/safest investment for 5% yield?

5% With Zero risk? I'll trade you some magic beans for that.
by LAlearning
Sat Mar 14, 2015 10:03 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Best/safest investment for 5% yield?
Replies: 13
Views: 2478

Re: Benefits of Flagship

Here let me google that for you...
by LAlearning
Tue Mar 10, 2015 12:05 am
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Benefits of Flagship
Replies: 24
Views: 2350

Re: What is your experience with their .03% mgt fee service?

They/them....always ruining a coherent post...

:oops:
by LAlearning
Sun Mar 08, 2015 5:40 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: What is your experience with their .03% mgt fee service?
Replies: 8
Views: 887

Re: Anyone hold precious metal

No. They serve no purpose in my investment plan.
by LAlearning
Fri Mar 06, 2015 10:11 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Anyone hold precious metal
Replies: 44
Views: 3419

Re: My first $100K!

Even with today's dip? That's great!
by LAlearning
Fri Mar 06, 2015 8:21 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: My first $100K!
Replies: 17
Views: 2126

Re: Loaning a Friend Money for Downpayment

Tell him he can wait 4 months.
by LAlearning
Thu Mar 05, 2015 11:23 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Loaning a Friend Money for Downpayment
Replies: 20
Views: 1449

Re: Bonds Now?

9%bonds and you want to retire in 10 yrs....yea a little crazy.
by LAlearning
Thu Mar 05, 2015 10:40 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Bonds Now?
Replies: 6
Views: 1046

Re: Elect 75% of take-home pay to 401k?

You should read read up on how to do taxes.
by LAlearning
Thu Mar 05, 2015 9:59 am
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Elect 75% of take-home pay to 401k?
Replies: 35
Views: 1805

Re: What is your credit score?

810-ish.
by LAlearning
Wed Mar 04, 2015 8:36 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: What is your credit score?
Replies: 63
Views: 5277

Re: AA in taxable accounts

No. You need to read the wiki on tax efficiency.
by LAlearning
Wed Mar 04, 2015 9:57 am
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: AA in taxable accounts
Replies: 3
Views: 333

Re: Should I buy VTI and VEA when prices are so high

Looks like your going to be foolish either way...
by LAlearning
Mon Mar 02, 2015 9:44 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Should I buy VTI and VEA when prices are so high
Replies: 11
Views: 1403

Re: Tilting - Sectors, not REITs

You can search for those threads.

I do not.
by LAlearning
Sun Mar 01, 2015 7:54 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Tilting - Sectors, not REITs
Replies: 6
Views: 499

Re: What's your average ER?

Currently 0.17%, soon to be 0.1%.
by LAlearning
Sun Mar 01, 2015 7:01 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: What's your average ER? [Expense Ratio]
Replies: 123
Views: 7439

Re: How much was your Tax Refund (or amount DUE)

Got $50 back, I consider that a win.
by LAlearning
Sun Mar 01, 2015 12:47 am
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: How much was your Tax Refund (or amount DUE)
Replies: 110
Views: 7605

Re: [Does anyone have comments on this growth model?]

Its odd. I'm sure you can do better....and worse.
by LAlearning
Sat Feb 28, 2015 5:19 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: [Does anyone have comments on this growth model?]
Replies: 14
Views: 1077

Re: Not "Staying the Course"

When Vanguard changes the course...
by LAlearning
Sat Feb 28, 2015 12:48 am
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Not "Staying the Course"
Replies: 40
Views: 4934

Re: REITs [Why did Vanguard's REIT lose 2% today?]

TOMO wrote:Why did Vanguard's REIT funds lost 2% today?


Because you looked.
by LAlearning
Thu Feb 26, 2015 2:47 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: REITs [Why did Vanguard's REIT lose 2% today?]
Replies: 33
Views: 3535

Re: Newbie ??

50:50
All now.
Yes.

Honestly there's not nearly enough info to answer you...
by LAlearning
Wed Feb 25, 2015 10:25 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Newbie ??
Replies: 5
Views: 533

Re: Have I made a terrible mistake? - whole life

:oops: . :oops: . :oops: .
That means yes, yes, yes.
by LAlearning
Wed Feb 25, 2015 9:56 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Have I made a terrible mistake? - whole life
Replies: 59
Views: 7584

Re: Porfolio allocation for $40k

Do you have a workplace retirement plan? If so, would max it out with your influx.
by LAlearning
Wed Feb 25, 2015 4:16 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Porfolio allocation for $40k
Replies: 5
Views: 576

Re: Is it actually impossible to time market crashes?

Nothing is impossible. Someone can always get it right once.
by LAlearning
Wed Feb 25, 2015 10:00 am
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Is it actually impossible to time market crashes?
Replies: 56
Views: 3170

Re: it it too late buying more stocks and bond ??

Yes it's too late. May as well give up now and disperse your forsaken money across the anonymous inter tubes... :oops:
by LAlearning
Wed Feb 25, 2015 12:58 am
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: it it too late buying more stocks and bond ??
Replies: 18
Views: 3444

Re: Mom Asked Me For Help - I Need Your Help

Wait, she has 1.9 million to spend and cant figure out how to spend 13k/year or 0.6% of the portfolio??????? Im so confused what the question is...
by LAlearning
Tue Feb 24, 2015 9:14 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Mom Asked Me For Help - I Need Your Help
Replies: 7
Views: 934

Re: Breaking up with a Financial Advisor help?

"I recently paid a 5.75% load on my ROTH investments(which I know is not good and one of the reasons why I am leaving) so I would rather wait until the end of the year or longer to move those accounts over so I don't take even a bigger hit." That makes no sense. You can never get the load ...
by LAlearning
Tue Feb 24, 2015 9:49 am
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Breaking up with a Financial Advisor help?
Replies: 17
Views: 1270

Re: iPad users: what browser are you using?

Chrome. Google knows everything about me everywhere, which makes my life so much easier.
by LAlearning
Mon Feb 23, 2015 11:56 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: iPad users: what browser are you using?
Replies: 28
Views: 1956

Re: Convincing a novice index funds are superior

Let them do half and half and see if they catch on.
by LAlearning
Sun Feb 22, 2015 4:12 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Convincing a novice index funds are superior
Replies: 26
Views: 2440

Re: Free Credit Monitoring Credit Karma and Sesame

If you just would freeze your reports then there's nothing to monitor...
by LAlearning
Sun Feb 22, 2015 3:46 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Free Credit Monitoring Credit Karma and Sesame
Replies: 4
Views: 357

Re: Prom budget for teenage girl?

Dress, accessories (ie shoes, jewelery, makeup, hair, etc), limo, dinner, pics, dance entry fee......etc.....

Iono, HS was a long time ago and I remember gritting my teeth and spending most of my money (albeit it wasnt much, <150ish) and my parents helped with some.
by LAlearning
Fri Feb 20, 2015 7:44 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Prom budget for teenage girl?
Replies: 82
Views: 4967

Re: help me buy a tablet

iPad is the gold standard. I love mine.
by LAlearning
Thu Feb 19, 2015 4:14 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: help me buy a tablet
Replies: 15
Views: 835

Re: Improving the Lifestrategy Funds

If only could do muni bonds for taxable accounts.
by LAlearning
Tue Feb 17, 2015 12:01 am
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Improving the Lifestrategy Funds
Replies: 63
Views: 5334
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