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Re: Where do I put my cash now?

Stocks.
by LAlearning
Wed Sep 17, 2014 12:21 am
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Where do I put my cash now?
Replies: 23
Views: 2205

Re: Macbook Air; how much RAM?

Max it, especially if you truly plan for 5 or more years of use.
by LAlearning
Tue Sep 16, 2014 10:13 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Macbook Air; how much RAM?
Replies: 44
Views: 2085

Re: Why did REITs drop today?

Down 3% today. Woohoo buying!
by LAlearning
Fri Sep 12, 2014 10:49 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Why did REITs drop today?
Replies: 26
Views: 3945

Re: Why did REITs drop today?

Also you get what you ask for: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=142829&p=2119883#p2119883
by LAlearning
Wed Sep 10, 2014 10:18 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Why did REITs drop today?
Replies: 26
Views: 3945

Re: Why did REITs drop today?

I don't see why you care. What insight are you trying to glean?

I see it as a buying opportunity.
O wait, it didn't trigger a band.
Moving along.
by LAlearning
Wed Sep 10, 2014 10:11 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Why did REITs drop today?
Replies: 26
Views: 3945

Re: Reliable Portable CD Player Needed

iPod.
by LAlearning
Wed Sep 10, 2014 10:01 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Reliable Portable CD Player Needed
Replies: 28
Views: 1297

Re: I've been going all tax-deferred, considering to go taxa

How the 62?€>]%€ do you NOT have a taxable account?! :oops: :dollar
by LAlearning
Wed Sep 10, 2014 2:21 am
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: I've been going all tax-deferred, considering to go taxable.
Replies: 37
Views: 3452

Re: roth ira funds help

Tech stocks seem to do that to people.
by LAlearning
Mon Sep 08, 2014 1:20 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: roth ira funds help
Replies: 19
Views: 734

Re: Life insurance with a smoking spouse

I appreciate the concern about him smoking but I think in this post it is unfair to expect him to quit to save the money. He will not quit, and I will no longer pester him about it, it is his choice and he knows my feelings on it. I do not appreciate the comments, whatever your intention may be, th...
by LAlearning
Mon Sep 08, 2014 1:17 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Life insurance with a smoking spouse
Replies: 38
Views: 1280

Re: Lifestrategy Fund questions?

Not dumb, but easily confirmed with math:
50% * 40 = 20
50% * 20 = 10
20+10 = 30

This is a valid strategy for those who want an intermediate step in Vanguards LS funds (10% change). However, are you balancing this with other retirement accounts? Which then raises the question, why are you doing this?
by LAlearning
Mon Sep 08, 2014 1:14 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Lifestrategy Fund questions?
Replies: 8
Views: 749

Re: V6 or V8 engine for new Chrysler 300

stingray5688 wrote:why would you get a v6 when you could get a v8?? :twisted: but then again, not sure why anyone would buy a chrysler in the first place.


+1
by LAlearning
Mon Sep 08, 2014 1:04 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: V6 or V8 engine for new Chrysler 300
Replies: 25
Views: 1640

Re: Life insurance with a smoking spouse

Forget the life insurance. The single best long term change you can make for your health, your husbands health, and the health of your future child (both during and after pregnancy) is to get him to stop smoking.
by LAlearning
Mon Sep 08, 2014 1:02 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Life insurance with a smoking spouse
Replies: 38
Views: 1280

Re: So far, so good? Vanguard Total International Bond

Do we base all our decisions on single year data?
by LAlearning
Sun Sep 07, 2014 10:07 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: So far, so good? Vanguard Total International Bond
Replies: 44
Views: 3843

Re: Considering divesting international position...

Hey guys, I currently have 25,000 in Roth IRA Vanguard Total International Stock Market (VGTSX) (admiral shares). Looking at the performance since inception, it's a little over 5%. However, the performance of Total Stock Market is over 9% (granted, Total Stock Market has been around a lot longer th...
by LAlearning
Sat Sep 06, 2014 6:06 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Considering divesting international position...
Replies: 12
Views: 588

Re: between rebalancing, Stocks or bonds?

All 3. Did not vote as this is a glaring omission in the poll.
by LAlearning
Sat Sep 06, 2014 4:51 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: between rebalancing, Stocks or bonds?
Replies: 8
Views: 334

Re: Drawing down a windfall...

You are one of these people: http://online.wsj.com/articles/six-figu ... 1409936418

You need to stop.
by LAlearning
Sat Sep 06, 2014 4:31 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Drawing down a windfall...
Replies: 55
Views: 4069

Re: Some questions on my financial health and AA

LeeMKE wrote:The best way to set your asset allocation is to take a few of the asset allocation tests to find your risk appetite.


This is something I would not recommend.
by LAlearning
Sat Sep 06, 2014 4:24 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Some questions on my financial health and AA
Replies: 23
Views: 1923

Re: Role of Non-Vanguard Index funds in your portfolio

I don't care about Lipper/Morningstar ratings.
by LAlearning
Sat Sep 06, 2014 1:35 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Role of Non-Vanguard Index funds in your portfolio
Replies: 15
Views: 986

Re: Are there any real total bond funds?

It would be impossible. Think of munis and IBonds...
by LAlearning
Fri Sep 05, 2014 10:46 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Are there any real total bond funds?
Replies: 65
Views: 2935

Re: Retiree Investor Needs Advice

I am 68 years old and have two(2) 401K accounts. Would like to roll them over into a diversified IRA or Brokerage Account with moderate risk. We will not need any income from this account to live on. Can someone advise on the best place to invest? "Moderate Risk"? Look no further,,,,Vangu...
by LAlearning
Fri Sep 05, 2014 3:20 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Retiree Investor Needs Advice
Replies: 28
Views: 1603

Re: Drop son's car insurance while away at college?

Just make sure he realizes that he is not covered at all. Also when he comes back home to visit he cant drive. And now some firms institute higher premiums for those who do not keep consistent car insurance. Just thoughts.
by LAlearning
Fri Sep 05, 2014 1:17 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Drop son's car insurance while away at college?
Replies: 18
Views: 1098

Re: Warning level

dgdevil wrote:
That's what I wondered at my former job ... yada, yada, yada ... my FORMER job.

I have 1 warning here, with no explanation. Pretty creepy and childish, tbh.


+1
by LAlearning
Fri Sep 05, 2014 1:07 pm
 
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: Warning level
Replies: 39
Views: 2256

Re: Warning level

I am a lvl 3! I am also snarky. One came for a Mr. Scrooge comment.....another for telling someone to become an adult. Ah, snark.
They are solely for # of warnings, although I'm sure there is a severity line you cannot cross.
You also get no rebuttal, its final say by the mods.

See you at lvl 4...
by LAlearning
Fri Sep 05, 2014 10:41 am
 
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: Warning level
Replies: 39
Views: 2256

Re: My early 30's Ameriprise portfolio

I think the OP left.
by LAlearning
Wed Sep 03, 2014 9:27 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: My early 30's Ameriprise portfolio
Replies: 36
Views: 3383

Re: Once your house appreciates +$250k, sell it?

Um, real estate fees....

I would rather have my house appreciate over the allotted tax-free limit, and pay taxes rather than move.

Also Prop 13.
by LAlearning
Tue Sep 02, 2014 12:29 am
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Once your house appreciates +$250k, sell it?
Replies: 42
Views: 3646

Re: Help Please: Retirement plan vs. Higher Salary

--Does option 2 have built in salary increases like 1?
--Is option 2 an independent contractor set up? aka can do solo 401k?
--What other benefits are left out of option 2 (ex health care)?
--That pension is an eye opener. At ~25k/year that is a nice setup for retirement.
by LAlearning
Mon Sep 01, 2014 1:41 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Help Please: Retirement plan vs. Higher Salary
Replies: 35
Views: 3047

Re: 100% Stock Thread Collection

Great thread spacecommander. Thanks Alex. We are seeing more and more of these, which may or may not be correlated to a 5 year bull....funny how those things work out. Abyan: The intent is a way to easily point someone who asks, "why bonds" to a resource they can delve into then come back ...
by LAlearning
Mon Sep 01, 2014 1:36 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: 100% Stock Thread Collection
Replies: 93
Views: 5315

100% Stock Thread Collection

I hereby announce the 100% stock/who needs bonds thread collection. These are very entertaining.
Please add as a place to point people who think 100% is the way to go.

I will kick off the list by adding this one:
viewtopic.php?f=10&t=145971&newpost=2175152
by LAlearning
Sun Aug 31, 2014 5:14 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: 100% Stock Thread Collection
Replies: 93
Views: 5315

Re: Why invest in bonds?

Why use a short term bond fund? Just use a money market fund to make your chart even more impressive...
by LAlearning
Sun Aug 31, 2014 4:10 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Why invest in bonds?
Replies: 103
Views: 6220

Re: Approx'ing TISM with limited fund options.

Use it and call it a day.
As suggested above if you have leftover space consider adding small and EM.
by LAlearning
Sun Aug 31, 2014 12:32 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Approx'ing TISM with limited fund options.
Replies: 9
Views: 617

Re: Broker: Scottrade vs OptionHouse?

This is not a trader forum.
by LAlearning
Sat Aug 30, 2014 4:29 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Delete
Replies: 2
Views: 265

Re: NYC [Visit to New York City]

Wall Street and the American Museum of Finance.
by LAlearning
Sat Aug 30, 2014 4:13 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: NYC [Visit to New York City]
Replies: 45
Views: 2055

Re: Colleague being fleeced by insurance agent / Ponzi Schem

If that were true livesoft there prob wouldn't be any physicians here spilling their tales of financial mismanagement...
by LAlearning
Sat Aug 30, 2014 4:05 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Colleague being fleeced by insurance agent / Ponzi Scheme?
Replies: 54
Views: 5146

Re: Colleague being fleeced by insurance agent / Ponzi Schem

Sounds great for them. I would move along.
by LAlearning
Sat Aug 30, 2014 3:52 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Colleague being fleeced by insurance agent / Ponzi Scheme?
Replies: 54
Views: 5146

Re: When to invest in China?

BABA IPO?
by LAlearning
Sat Aug 30, 2014 2:00 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: When to invest in China?
Replies: 51
Views: 2920

Re: Ideas for thanking a doctor

Have everything prepared to keep your apt < 15 mins.
by LAlearning
Sat Aug 30, 2014 1:58 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Ideas for thanking a doctor
Replies: 74
Views: 4606

Re: Purchasing I bond vs. paying off student loan

Pay off 11k loans.
Buy 20k of IBonds.

You are in the 33% bracket, you can do both...
by LAlearning
Tue Aug 26, 2014 1:15 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Purchasing I bond vs. paying off student loan
Replies: 19
Views: 1032
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