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Re: Divestment movement

Welcome! First, the OP is asking for help with his/her portfolio: The Three Fund Portfolio [Portfolio help] Your question touches a commonly discussed topic here, Socially Responsible Investing . A similar discussion is here: Opinions on Social Index Fund (VFTSX)? Also, see the wiki: Social responsi...
by LadyGeek
Mon Sep 22, 2014 8:03 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Divestment movement
Replies: 2
Views: 47

Re: The Three Fund Portfolio

FYI - New member kkhanmd is requesting assistance for a 3-fund portfolio. I moved it into a stand-alone thread here: The Three Fund Portfolio [Portfolio help]

Taylor Larimore - the question is addressed to you.
by LadyGeek
Mon Sep 22, 2014 7:55 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: The Three Fund Portfolio
Replies: 894
Views: 352113

Re: Acura RDX - test drove it again and it's about off my li

I agree. Browser - read between the lines. Your post says everything but the words "buy the Volvo." There's absolutely nothing wrong with either choice, but you want to come back to the Volvo for a 2nd try. At this point, you may be comparing what seems normal to you from a 2002 CRV perspe...
by LadyGeek
Mon Sep 22, 2014 4:37 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Acura RDX - test drove it again and it's about off my list
Replies: 37
Views: 3502

Re: Southwest Airlines Engulfing, Reversal Candle Signals Do

It's time for my perennial favorite: Blue Line Jumps 11 Percent To new investors, you are seeing how stock traders work. This is a form of Technical Analysis in which elaborate terms are used to describe a Candlestick Chart . Those who follow the Bogleheads investing philosophy don't need to underst...
by LadyGeek
Mon Sep 22, 2014 4:07 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Southwest Airlines Engulfing, Reversal Candle Signals Downsi
Replies: 28
Views: 1368

Re: Blood work for cats

A few earlier posts were discussing specific treatments, which can be interpreted as providing medical advice. Remember that this is an anonymous internet forum where someone may give incomplete details or the information may be misinterpreted. Doing the wrong thing will do harm. Let's extend the co...
by LadyGeek
Sun Sep 21, 2014 9:01 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Blood work for cats
Replies: 45
Views: 1940

Re: wine recommendations for this meal?

Here you go: Posting images in the Bogleheads forum

You can also upload them to a file sharing site and just post the link.
by LadyGeek
Sun Sep 21, 2014 8:41 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: wine recommendations for this meal?
Replies: 22
Views: 1562

Re: Professional gambler in unique investment situation

Your use of EUR currency suggests this wiki article might be of interest: EU investing

There may be restrictions to invest with Vanguard if you do not live in the US. What is your home country?
by LadyGeek
Sun Sep 21, 2014 8:28 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Professional gambler in unique investment situation
Replies: 20
Views: 2729

Re: Leeraar's Three-Holding Portfolio

...The funds about which I'm talking are not in the Wiki. I googled Blackrock and it seems that they grew by acquisition. Blackrock's I shares are in the Wiki but not BlackRock Lifepath Index 20XX Instl funds. Apparently Blackrock has become a global giant with $4.59 trillion in assets under manage...
by LadyGeek
Sun Sep 21, 2014 8:15 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Leeraar's Three-Holding Portfolio
Replies: 23
Views: 1632

Re: In a Serious Situation Need Financial Advice

This thread is now in the Personal Finance (Not Investing) forum (budget planning). narcissa, welcome! I agree that downgrading your car would provide an extra source of income. Don't use your money to pay off the loan now, do it at time of sale. IOW payoff the loan using the proceeds from the sale....
by LadyGeek
Sun Sep 21, 2014 12:15 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: In a Serious Situation Need Financial Advice
Replies: 22
Views: 2672

Re: Interesting data on large IRAs

Even for someone who maximally contributed to qualifying retirement plans (both IRA and employer-based) over their entire careers, had superb investment results, and rolled everything into their IRA, it was hard for the GAO analysts to see how such high balances could have been legally accumulated ...
by LadyGeek
Sat Sep 20, 2014 9:04 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Interesting data on large IRAs
Replies: 14
Views: 1378

Re: Interesting data on large IRAs

Political comments are off-topic in this forum. I retitled the thread to remove "Romney size" IRAs. The article was triggered by Romney but does not comment on the political perspective and is factual. See: Forum Policy UNACCEPTABLE TOPICS Politics and Religion In order to avoid the inevi...
by LadyGeek
Sat Sep 20, 2014 9:04 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Interesting data on large IRAs
Replies: 14
Views: 1378

Re: Do I Really Need a Million Bucks?

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
Sat Sep 20, 2014 7:57 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Do I Really Need a Million Bucks?
Replies: 50
Views: 3444

Re: AliBaba

I removed a number of off-topic posts related to day-trading. Please stay on-topic, which is the Alibaba IPO.

Bear in mind that opinions of the political process are also off-topic, regardless of the country under discussion.
by LadyGeek
Sat Sep 20, 2014 7:41 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: AliBaba
Replies: 96
Views: 5656

Re: We have a grocery problem... [Household budget]

Discussion on the health claims of a specific diet constitutes medical advice and is off-topic. As a reminder, see: Forum Policy Medical Issues Questions on medical issues are beyond the scope of the forum. If you are looking for medical information online, I'd like to suggest you start with the Me...
by LadyGeek
Sat Sep 20, 2014 7:33 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: We have a grocery problem... [Household budget]
Replies: 107
Views: 6840

Re: Regular vs Roth 401k?

This thread is now in the Investing - Help with Personal Investments forum (retirement account).
by LadyGeek
Sat Sep 20, 2014 4:49 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Regular vs Roth 401k?
Replies: 5
Views: 397

Re: The Oracle of Buffalo....very nice article

This thread is now in the Investing - Theory, News & General forum. I received a PM. While the focus of the article is on the person, there are investment related messages here which range from "start-early, save as much as you can, stay the course" to ways to pick individual stocks.&q...
by LadyGeek
Sat Sep 20, 2014 11:54 am
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: The Oracle of Buffalo....very nice article
Replies: 7
Views: 1120

Re: Trust Company Fee's

This thread is now in the Personal Finance (Not Investing) forum (trusts).
by LadyGeek
Fri Sep 19, 2014 10:03 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Trust Company Fees
Replies: 19
Views: 1112

Re: Any downside to this Photovoltaic deal?

This thread is now in the Personal Consumer Issues forum (solar panel).
by LadyGeek
Fri Sep 19, 2014 9:56 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Any downside to this Photovoltaic deal?
Replies: 19
Views: 970

Re: [Medicare] Part D Sticker Shock

This thread is now in the Personal Finance (Not Investing) forum (insurance). I also retitled the thread.
by LadyGeek
Fri Sep 19, 2014 9:55 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: [Medicare] Part D Sticker Shock
Replies: 19
Views: 1936

Re: AliBaba

Boglegrappler wrote:What is an EM?

See: Emerging market stocks
by LadyGeek
Fri Sep 19, 2014 9:28 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: AliBaba
Replies: 96
Views: 5656

Re: VNQ dividend [Vanguard REIT - ETF]

This thread is now in the Investing - Theory, News & General forum (dividend distribution). I retitled the thread.

New investors are encouraged to read this thread: [Why did my fund suddenly drop in value?]
by LadyGeek
Fri Sep 19, 2014 9:21 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: VNQ dividend [Vanguard REIT - ETF]
Replies: 6
Views: 918

Re: We have a grocery problem... [Household budget]

This thread is now in the Personal Consumer Issues forum (food budget).
by LadyGeek
Fri Sep 19, 2014 8:30 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: We have a grocery problem... [Household budget]
Replies: 107
Views: 6840

Re: Password Manager [Last Pass]--stolen

This thread is now in the Personal Consumer Issues forum (computer security).
by LadyGeek
Fri Sep 19, 2014 8:29 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Password Manager [Last Pass]--stolen
Replies: 10
Views: 1519

Re: The Oracle of Buffalo....very nice article

Sorry, you need a subscription to view the article. However, no subscription is needed when accessing via Google. The Oracle of Buffalo - Google Search , then click on the first link. That being said, this thread has run its course and is locked (not personal nor actionable). See: A reminder...
by LadyGeek
Fri Sep 19, 2014 8:25 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: The Oracle of Buffalo....very nice article
Replies: 7
Views: 1120

Re: Professional gambler in unique investment situation

This thread is now in the Investing - Help with Personal Investments forum (portfolio help). alwaysonit, welcome! I highly recommend you delete the poll. The answer to your question is not statistical. A poll does not provide insight; you need reasons on why certain advice is given. Further, a poll ...
by LadyGeek
Fri Sep 19, 2014 7:45 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Professional gambler in unique investment situation
Replies: 20
Views: 2729

Re: Vanguard Recommending Quicken Changes

FYI - I merged TheGreyingDuke's thread into here, which is in the Personal Consumer Issues forum.
by LadyGeek
Fri Sep 19, 2014 5:15 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Vanguard Recommending Quicken Changes
Replies: 51
Views: 4625

Re: A safe full of cash

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
Fri Sep 19, 2014 4:44 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: A safe full of cash
Replies: 22
Views: 3029

Re: Low Gas Prices => Deals on Hybrid/Electric Cars

This thread is now in the Personal Consumer Issues forum (cars).

zeep - I removed a duplicate post.
by LadyGeek
Thu Sep 18, 2014 10:18 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Low Gas Prices => Deals on Hybrid/Electric Cars
Replies: 7
Views: 674

Re: Employer stock options

This thread is now in the Investing - Help with Personal Investments forum (investment help).
by LadyGeek
Thu Sep 18, 2014 10:16 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Employer stock options
Replies: 7
Views: 505

Re: AliBaba

This thread is now in the Investing - Theory, News & General forum (general investing).
by LadyGeek
Thu Sep 18, 2014 10:13 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: AliBaba
Replies: 96
Views: 5656

Re: Tax Preparation Cost

Good point, I corrected my post.

Yes, I completely agree. "Investment fees and expenses." are also deductible. How did I know? Because I was paying $$$ in expenses for my financial advisor to manage my accounts. I don't have those expenses any more (thanks to this forum).
by LadyGeek
Thu Sep 18, 2014 9:42 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Tax Preparation Cost
Replies: 19
Views: 1046

Re: What are the components of inflation?

As a reminder, economic policy discussions are off-topic. See: Forum Policy UNACCEPTABLE TOPICS Non-actionable (Trolling) Topics If readers can't do anything with the content of a topic other than argue about it, it does not belong here. Examples include: ⋅  US or world economic , politic...
by LadyGeek
Thu Sep 18, 2014 9:33 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: What are the components of inflation?
Replies: 33
Views: 1597

Re: The Mega Backdoor Roth IRA

This thread is now in the Personal Finance (Not Investing) forum (retirement plan).
by LadyGeek
Thu Sep 18, 2014 9:27 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: The Mega Backdoor Roth IRA
Replies: 144
Views: 21058

Re: 401K experts : safe harbor and mega-back door roth

This thread is now in the Personal Finance (Not Investing) forum (structuring a retirement plan).

Here's a relevant thread: The Mega Backdoor Roth IRA
by LadyGeek
Thu Sep 18, 2014 9:20 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: 401K experts : safe harbor and mega-back door roth
Replies: 4
Views: 424

Re: Help: Inlaw's extra cash

Do your in-laws own any investments, like stocks or bonds? With $100k sitting in a checking account, I'm betting they don't. As stated earlier, just find them a nice FDIC insured CD with a good rate. grabiner also has a good suggestion. If they accept that a TIPS fund can do down, even for a short p...
by LadyGeek
Thu Sep 18, 2014 9:01 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Help: Inlaw's extra cash
Replies: 8
Views: 525

Re: Tax Preparation Cost

This thread is now in the Personal Finance (Not Investing) (tax preparation costs).

Tax preparation fees are may be deductible, see: Publication 529 (2013), Miscellaneous Deductions.

Update: Clarified statement, see livesoft's post below.
by LadyGeek
Thu Sep 18, 2014 8:54 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Tax Preparation Cost
Replies: 19
Views: 1046

Re: [Why did my fund suddenly drop in value?]

I merged john94549's thread into here to keep all the info in one spot. Also, the thread title of "Yes, It's Dividend Time" is the answer; new investors don't know the question.

From the wiki: Why did my fund price suddenly drop in value?
by LadyGeek
Thu Sep 18, 2014 8:42 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: [Why did my fund suddenly drop in value?]
Replies: 84
Views: 7167

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

The Quick and The Dead , with Sharon Stone, Gene Hackman, and Russell Crowe. BTW, Leonardo DiCaprio plays a part here. If you've watched any of the classic westerns like The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly ; you want to watch this movie. Women should especially watch this; Sharon Stone is a good role m...
by LadyGeek
Thu Sep 18, 2014 7:56 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 105
Views: 4414

Re: Acura RDX - test drove it again and it's about off my li

The prior thread is here: 2015 Volvo XC-60 vs. Acura RDX What is your definition of "upscale"? If it's only isolation from road feel and outside sound, I think your definition is too narrow. To me, "upscale" means performance (handling), and fit and finish (build quality). You sh...
by LadyGeek
Thu Sep 18, 2014 7:45 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Acura RDX - test drove it again and it's about off my list
Replies: 37
Views: 3502

Re: Any success stories of ppl who never made >$50,000?

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
Thu Sep 18, 2014 5:06 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Any success stories of ppl who never made >$50,000?
Replies: 149
Views: 9865

Re: Amount to set aside for Special Needs Trust

This thread is now in the Personal Finance (Not Investing) forum (trust).
by LadyGeek
Thu Sep 18, 2014 4:03 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Amount to set aside for Special Needs Trust
Replies: 11
Views: 1017

Re: Make Link show as title instead of URL?

Let me emphasize what Peculiar_Investor is pointing to: Subject: Linking wiki articles into forum posts These add-ons are very useful for any type of web page. I use Make Link :: Add-ons for Firefox . For example: - http://www.bogleheads.org/wiki/Principles_of_Tax-Efficient_Fund_Placement becomes Pr...
by LadyGeek
Wed Sep 17, 2014 10:03 pm
 
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: Make Link show as title instead of URL?
Replies: 5
Views: 321

Re: Owners Title Insurance - Optional

This should eliminate your confusion: Understanding Title Insurance . This is from the MN Department of Commerce, which is where you're looking. From HUD: Securing Title Services From a website sponsored by the title insurance companies: Why You Need Title Insurance Note the difference of approach. ...
by LadyGeek
Wed Sep 17, 2014 8:17 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Owners Title Insurance - Optional
Replies: 3
Views: 475

Re: Should I step in to help my in law pay off credit card d

The OP has edited the first post. -- Having gotten feedback I think we'll just pay it off for her. She generally lives within her means but relies on us for additional supplement from time to time. I think this is one of the times we just have to bite the bullet. Thanks again We're now discussing et...
by LadyGeek
Wed Sep 17, 2014 5:00 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Should I step in to help my in law pay off credit card debt
Replies: 31
Views: 2597

Re: Rental property with in-laws: please help!

I will find someone new to look at our taxes and see if we can add in depreciation for prior years and make any other appropriate adjustments (don't think I will go back to the same company since it sounds as though it should have been done in the first place). Are there any threads on how to find ...
by LadyGeek
Wed Sep 17, 2014 4:45 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Rental property with in-laws: please help!
Replies: 128
Views: 7735

Re: I/EE Bonds Nov Rates and 2015 401K Limits?

FYI - I merged crowd79's thread into here.
by LadyGeek
Tue Sep 16, 2014 10:35 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: I/EE Bonds Nov Rates and 2015 401K Limits?
Replies: 20
Views: 2319

Re: Vanguard's Website - Bad, or just me?

... so there could be some pretty ugly tax consequences of an easy-to-use rebalancing tool. Imagine the howls of protest if somebody clicks some percentages to rebalance and then gets a 1099 for the transaction. Excellent point. My employer's 401(k) plan has a rebalancing tool. However, it's within...
by LadyGeek
Tue Sep 16, 2014 10:19 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Vanguard's Website - Bad, or just me?
Replies: 36
Views: 2315

Re: BEWARE - Phony IRS call from 202-750-1631

This is indeed a scam. Here's some helpful info direct from the IRS:

- IRS Repeats Warning about Phone Scams (Aug. 13, 2014)

- Scam Phone Calls Continue; IRS Identifies Five Easy Ways to Spot Suspicious Calls (Aug. 28, 2014)
by LadyGeek
Tue Sep 16, 2014 10:15 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: BEWARE - Phony IRS call from 202-750-1631
Replies: 16
Views: 1699

Re: Vanguard's Website - Bad, or just me?

Is your main concern about Vanguard's lack of built-in rebalancing? I took the opposite approach - Frustrated by a lack of website functionality (I called them about it, was not gonna happen), I wrote a spreadsheet to take care of the details. It's in the wiki: Rebalancing Direct link: Rebalancing s...
by LadyGeek
Tue Sep 16, 2014 9:48 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Vanguard's Website - Bad, or just me?
Replies: 36
Views: 2315

Re: Vanguard's Website - Bad, or just me?

This thread is now in the Personal Consumer Issues forum (website design). As JamesSFO states, you're not the first: vanguard bad website design site:www.bogleheads.org - Google Search To keep the discussion focused (and personally actionable: A reminder that non-investing general comment threads ar...
by LadyGeek
Tue Sep 16, 2014 9:25 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Vanguard's Website - Bad, or just me?
Replies: 36
Views: 2315
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