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Re: Does Vanguard charge Rebalancing fees?

This thread is now in the Investing - Theory, News & General forum (investing question).
by LadyGeek
Thu Apr 17, 2014 10:38 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Does Vanguard charge Rebalancing fees?
Replies: 11
Views: 329

Re: Family Financial Health Check and Advice

No wills, no trusts. A pre-need guardianship has been filed with our local clerk of court in the event something were to occur. How are your finances handled if something bad happens? For example, you get into an unfortunate situation where you are incapacitated and are unable to take care of the f...
by LadyGeek
Thu Apr 17, 2014 10:34 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Family Financial Health Check and Advice
Replies: 4
Views: 349

Re: Family Financial Health Check and Advice

This thread is now in the Investing - Help with Personal Investments forum (getting your portfolio in shape).
by LadyGeek
Thu Apr 17, 2014 10:24 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Family Financial Health Check and Advice
Replies: 4
Views: 349

Re: practicing medicine in Texas...

...I highly recommend the blog of a well-known poster here who also is a practicing emergency physician (he posts as Emergdoc). His blog, "The White Coat Investor", can be found at http://whitecoatinvestor.com/. He also has written a recent book focused on investing and financial matters ...
by LadyGeek
Thu Apr 17, 2014 9:57 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: practicing medicine in Texas...
Replies: 15
Views: 949

Re: Monte Carlo Software

This thread is now in the Investing - Theory, News & General forum (theory). Could you be a little more specific? Monte Carlo has no meaning other than it's a "statistical analysis" of some sort - it's not specific to any algorithm. See: Monte Carlo method Are you interested in backtes...
by LadyGeek
Thu Apr 17, 2014 9:02 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Monte Carlo Software
Replies: 5
Views: 386

Re: Over-55 communities a ripoff?

This thread has run its course and is locked (general rant, no productive discussion). See: Forum Policy

Note that topics must be directly connected to your (or your friend's or family's) financial life. General comments or complaints about these topics will be removed.
by LadyGeek
Thu Apr 17, 2014 8:47 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Over-55 communities a ripoff?
Replies: 38
Views: 2217

Re: Use credit cards to pay rent: Amex Serve?

Discussions of dishonest behavior or bypassing the law are totally unacceptable here. The comments in this thread suggest that credit card agreements may have been violated, which is an ethical concern. The OP's question has been answered; let's call this thread done. This thread has run its course...
by LadyGeek
Thu Apr 17, 2014 8:21 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Use credit cards to pay rent: Amex Serve?
Replies: 56
Views: 3413

Re: Use credit cards to pay rent: Amex Serve?

I argue that the miles game is an excellent hobby for someone interested in passive investing. It is a value added proposition that allows you to save (and invest) more of your own money. It is axiomatic that the single most important predictor of future wealth is a healthy savings percentage, and ...
by LadyGeek
Thu Apr 17, 2014 5:49 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Use credit cards to pay rent: Amex Serve?
Replies: 56
Views: 3413

Re: practicing medicine in Texas...

This thread is now in the Personal Finance (Not Investing) forum (employment decision).
by LadyGeek
Thu Apr 17, 2014 5:06 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: practicing medicine in Texas...
Replies: 15
Views: 949

Re: Use credit cards to pay rent: Amex Serve?

I removed some off-topic comments. As a reminder, see: Forum Policy We expect this forum to be a place where people can feel comfortable asking questions and where debates and discussions are conducted in civil tones... Attacks on individuals, insults, name calling, trolling, baiting or other attem...
by LadyGeek
Thu Apr 17, 2014 4:46 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Use credit cards to pay rent: Amex Serve?
Replies: 56
Views: 3413

Re: The World Top Incomes Database

This thread has run its course and is locked (not investing related, nor does it fit in any other forum). See: Forum Policy If it's investment related and it doesn't fall into the above category it goes here. Examples of acceptable topics include news about new fund offerings, pointers to academic ...
by LadyGeek
Thu Apr 17, 2014 4:36 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: The World Top Incomes Database
Replies: 5
Views: 741

Re: First of two parter on what is risk

The wiki has some background info: Skewness and Excess kurtosis Question: The wiki is using a definition of excess kurtosis, but everything I see (including Larry's article) only addresses kurtosis. What's the distinction (excess or not) and should the wiki be corrected? BTW, disable browser cookies...
by LadyGeek
Thu Apr 17, 2014 4:30 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: First of two parter on what is risk
Replies: 20
Views: 966

Re: What is your net worth

This thread has run its course and is locked (comments not productive, no added value to continue). See: Forum Policy Locked Topics Moderators or site admins may lock a topic (set it so no more replies may be added) when a violation of posting policy has occurred. Occasionally, even if there are no...
by LadyGeek
Thu Apr 17, 2014 4:13 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: What is your net worth
Replies: 37
Views: 5192

Re: U.S. stocks in freefall

By member request (via a reported post) and concurrence of the moderators, I have removed a number of off-topic posts (including a naval battle and a black swan movie image). This thread is now unlocked.

Please stay on-topic.
by LadyGeek
Wed Apr 16, 2014 10:29 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks in freefall
Replies: 742
Views: 121857

Re: Why does Vanguard use average return iso compound annual

This thread has run its course and is locked (getting contentious, no added value to continue). See: Forum Policy Locked Topics Moderators or site admins may lock a topic (set it so no more replies may be added) when a violation of posting policy has occurred. Occasionally, even if there are no ove...
by LadyGeek
Wed Apr 16, 2014 9:15 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Why does Vanguard use average return iso compound annual?
Replies: 99
Views: 4074

Re: Stocks: How Bad It Can Get

This thread has run its course and is locked, there's no added value to continue (lost focus and gone off-topic - general comments on economic policy, predictions of military occupational forces). See: Forum Policy Locked Topics Moderators or site admins may lock a topic (set it so no more replies ...
by LadyGeek
Wed Apr 16, 2014 4:42 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Stocks: How Bad It Can Get
Replies: 72
Views: 5295

Re: Did not have fun this year doing my taxes- TT

This thread is now in the Personal Finance (Not Investing) forum (taxes). I also merged another thread into here.

Several posts refer to TurboTax's lobbying effort. Please refrain from discussing the politics side (OK so far).
by LadyGeek
Wed Apr 16, 2014 4:27 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Did not have fun this year doing my taxes- TT
Replies: 40
Views: 3489

Re: Portfolio Volatility is a Big Drag on Returns

steve r wrote:So how about Vanguard Global Minimum Volatility Fund Investor Shares (VMVFX) for the stock portion of a portfolio.

It's not all it's cracked up to be, discussed in this thread: [Vanguard Announces New Low Volatility Fund] (and to a lesser extent: Global Minimum Volatility Fund)
by LadyGeek
Wed Apr 16, 2014 4:11 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Portfolio Volatility is a Big Drag on Returns
Replies: 25
Views: 1823

Re: TaxAct question

This thread is now in the Personal Finance (Not Investing) forum (TaxACT).
by LadyGeek
Tue Apr 15, 2014 10:36 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: TaxAct question
Replies: 5
Views: 380

Re: Help with a put option, can i exercise it?

One last try- I'll give you an inside track for a really good eBook: If You Can: How Millennials Can Get Rich Slowly [Kindle Edition], but don't get it on Amazon.com. Get it for free at this site:

The booklet is available for free in acrobat, mobi, and Kindle formats.

It's a quick read.
by LadyGeek
Tue Apr 15, 2014 10:08 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Help with a put option, can i exercise it?
Replies: 13
Views: 349

Re: I Retired; Now What Do I Do?

Welcome! First, take your time and do some reading. Start here: Getting started Do you think you can figure out what you have and post it in this format? Asking Portfolio Questions This will give you some time to organize and think about the "big picture" while giving us the information we...
by LadyGeek
Tue Apr 15, 2014 9:46 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: I Retired; Now What Do I Do?
Replies: 2
Views: 805

Re: Help with a put option, can i exercise it?

Would you have considered it if you've lost money? Something to think about...

OK, I wanted to give it a try. I'll hold-off and let someone else answer the question.
by LadyGeek
Tue Apr 15, 2014 9:39 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Help with a put option, can i exercise it?
Replies: 13
Views: 349

Re: Help with a put option, can i exercise it?

Welcome! The investing approach for this forum is buy-and-hold across the entire market. Take a look at the Bogleheads® investment philosophy (also, watch the videos ). One of our basic tenets is "never invest in something you don't understand." We think you'll do much better using our app...
by LadyGeek
Tue Apr 15, 2014 9:35 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Help with a put option, can i exercise it?
Replies: 13
Views: 349

Re: TIAA-CREF is buying Nuveen?

I think you need to look at the TIAA-CREF organizational structure. This is a merging of two organizations under two different structures. See: How We’re Structured TIAA - Insurance company based in New York CREF - Registered with the SEC Here's the wiki article: TIAA-CREF The introductory overview ...
by LadyGeek
Tue Apr 15, 2014 9:30 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: TIAA-CREF is buying Nuveen?
Replies: 44
Views: 2417

Re: TIAA-CREF is buying Nuveen?

Tax exempt and not-for-profit are different word combinations (see, I didn't use my usual different words). Here is a letter dated 1/7/2011 to Ben Bernanke from the Chief Legal Officer Incorporated as a stock life insurance company in the State of New York, we operate on a not-for-profit basis. P.S...
by LadyGeek
Tue Apr 15, 2014 9:02 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: TIAA-CREF is buying Nuveen?
Replies: 44
Views: 2417

Re: Anyone feed the birds?

bluemarlin08 wrote:Need recommendations for first time birders. We live in Middle Tennessee next to several acres of woods. We have a deck that we tried hanging feeders but our squirel population is large and they ruined it.

Check this thread: Squirrel Proofing a Bird Feeder

My recommendation is in this post.
by LadyGeek
Tue Apr 15, 2014 7:28 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Anyone feed the birds?
Replies: 84
Views: 6089

Re: Lost $10K in my investments past few months

Please stay on-topic to help the OP.

I think we have enough algebra examples for the moment.
by LadyGeek
Tue Apr 15, 2014 5:27 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Lost $10K in my investments past few months
Replies: 36
Views: 4288

Re: Lost $10K in my investments past few months

This thread is now in the Investing - Help with Personal Investments forum.

Stoney178 - was your question answered? What's your level of risk tolerance (asset allocation)?
by LadyGeek
Tue Apr 15, 2014 5:25 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Lost $10K in my investments past few months
Replies: 36
Views: 4288

Re: All-inclusive resort vacation for $2K??

This thread is now in the Personal Consumer Issues forum (vacation).
by LadyGeek
Tue Apr 15, 2014 5:11 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: All-inclusive resort vacation for $2K??
Replies: 16
Views: 1633

Re: Distribution of losses at termination of Trust

This thread is now in the Personal Finance (Not Investing) forum (estate planning).
by LadyGeek
Tue Apr 15, 2014 5:10 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Distribution of losses at termination of Trust
Replies: 4
Views: 323

Re: Interest Rates

This thread has run its course and is locked (not personal nor actionable). See: A reminder that non-investing general comment threads are OT - It must be personal . In other words, you must be asking about your own situation. You can also ask on behalf of someone specific, such as a family member....
by LadyGeek
Tue Apr 15, 2014 5:06 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Interest Rates
Replies: 4
Views: 511

Re: Mother Of Bog! I'm Uncertain/Frightened To Buy Fund

http://www.bogleheads.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=133586&p=2009636 Don't forget all the advice you've been give on your previous THREE threads, later combined by LadyGeek. It's now four. I merged the latest thread into here. OP - Please try to keep your information in one thread. It reall...
by LadyGeek
Tue Apr 15, 2014 5:02 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: I Really Would Appreciate Your Advice!
Replies: 72
Views: 2650

Re: TIAA-CREF is buying Nuveen?

FYI - I merged the threads.
by LadyGeek
Mon Apr 14, 2014 10:36 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: TIAA-CREF is buying Nuveen?
Replies: 44
Views: 2417

Re: heartbleed - widespread internet security problem

Steve Gibson discusses How the Heartbleeds on TWiT.TV . To save bandwidth, just read the transcript here: Security Now! Transcript of Episode #450 and skip down to "Okay. So, "How the Heartbleeds." " for an explanation of what peppers' CERT bulletin means. The podcast was on Apr...
by LadyGeek
Mon Apr 14, 2014 10:14 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: heartbleed - widespread internet security problem
Replies: 175
Views: 15762

Re: IBD's interview John Bogle [Investor's Business Daily]

Please stay on-topic, which is John Bogle's interview.
by LadyGeek
Mon Apr 14, 2014 9:32 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: IBD's interview John Bogle [Investor's Business Daily]
Replies: 24
Views: 1886

Re: Future rules for HSAs?

This thread has run its course and is locked (proposed legislation). See: Forum Policy UNACCEPTABLE TOPICS Politics and Religion In order to avoid the inevitable frictions that arise from these topics, political or religious posts and comments are prohibited. The only exceptions to this rule are: &...
by LadyGeek
Mon Apr 14, 2014 9:14 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Future rules for HSAs?
Replies: 2
Views: 388

Re: 40% tax rate???

This thread has run its course and is locked (general rant on taxes which is getting argumentative - and strays into politics). See: Forum Policy Personal Finance This subforum is for personal financial issues that don't involve investments. Examples of acceptable topics are: - insurance - employme...
by LadyGeek
Mon Apr 14, 2014 8:20 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: 40% tax rate???
Replies: 26
Views: 1204

Re: IBD's interview John Bogle [Investor's Business Daily]

Welcome! We have confirmed the identity of PaulKatzeff_IBD (Paul Katzeff from Investor's Business Daily), who is the author of the article.

Do you have anything which can be publicly shared that was not in the article?
by LadyGeek
Mon Apr 14, 2014 5:34 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: IBD's interview John Bogle [Investor's Business Daily]
Replies: 24
Views: 1886

Re: Stock AA [Asset Allocation]

This thread is now in the Investing - Help with Personal Investments forum (portfolio help). I also retitled the thread to help with the acronym.
by LadyGeek
Mon Apr 14, 2014 4:32 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Stock AA [Asset Allocation]
Replies: 11
Views: 670

Re: I can't figure out my current asset allocation?

See if there's any helpful info in the wiki: TIAA-CREF
by LadyGeek
Sun Apr 13, 2014 10:27 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: I can't figure out my current asset allocation?
Replies: 12
Views: 635

Re: where is my post?

You're correct, I updated my prior post. The post count represents the total, the search results (for your own posts) only count what you can see.
by LadyGeek
Sun Apr 13, 2014 9:34 pm
 
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: where is my post?
Replies: 10
Views: 669

Re: Portfolio Volatility is a Big Drag on Returns

Leeraar beat me to the reply. My alternate version: Disclaimer: I had never heard of any of this stuff until I got curious today. I know what you mean... :) Can someone explain the harmonic mean in a little more detail? To me, adding the reciprocals of the sums (and then taking the reciprocal of the...
by LadyGeek
Sun Apr 13, 2014 9:19 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Portfolio Volatility is a Big Drag on Returns
Replies: 25
Views: 1823

Re: where is my post?

I couldn't find a backstory of "egosearch" but there's a long discussion on what it's supposed to do in the phpBB • Bug tracker - Small mistake in prosilver search in egosearch results (old post, but lots of details). The intent is to list the threads (topics) you have replied in, hence Vi...
by LadyGeek
Sun Apr 13, 2014 9:12 pm
 
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: where is my post?
Replies: 10
Views: 669

Re: the President's savings rate

I got it, thanks. The locking mechanism just needed a bit of "fine tuning" (bigger hammer). The lock is now firmly in place. :D
by LadyGeek
Sun Apr 13, 2014 8:54 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: the President's savings rate
Replies: 19
Views: 2600

Re: Check picture software...iPhone app

This thread is now in the Personal Consumer Issues forum (apps).
by LadyGeek
Sun Apr 13, 2014 8:50 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Check picture software...iPhone app
Replies: 7
Views: 577

Re: less you need social security, earlier you should claim

This thread has run its course and is locked (straying into politics - means testing / future of benefits). See: Forum Policy UNACCEPTABLE TOPICS Politics and Religion In order to avoid the inevitable frictions that arise from these topics, political or religious posts and comments are prohibited. ...
by LadyGeek
Sun Apr 13, 2014 8:46 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: less you need social security, earlier you should claim
Replies: 39
Views: 2760

Re: "If You Can: How Millennials Can Get Rich Slowly"-- A Ge

I added this thread to the wiki: Taylor Larimore's Investment Gems For those interested, "If You Can" is available for a mere $1 on Amazon as a Kindle purchase. Given that anything by Bernstein is gold, it's a steal. Even more interesting is that Bill Bernstein is offering this book as a f...
by LadyGeek
Sun Apr 13, 2014 7:27 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: "If You Can: How Millennials Can Get Rich Slowly"-- A Gem
Replies: 4
Views: 1842

Re: 5 yr TIPs auction announced 4/10- any takers?

I removed an off-topic comment and its response. As a reminder, see: Forum Policy UNACCEPTABLE TOPICS Politics and Religion In order to avoid the inevitable frictions that arise from these topics, political or religious posts and comments are prohibited. The only exceptions to this rule are: ⋅...
by LadyGeek
Sun Apr 13, 2014 7:00 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: 5 yr TIPs auction announced 4/10- any takers?
Replies: 34
Views: 2740

Re: How much is rich?

This thread has run its course and is locked (not personal nor actionable). See: A reminder that non-investing general comment threads are OT - It must be personal . In other words, you must be asking about your own situation. You can also ask on behalf of someone specific, such as a family member....
by LadyGeek
Sun Apr 13, 2014 11:20 am
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: How much is rich?
Replies: 47
Views: 2392
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