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by LadyGeek
Thu Aug 27, 2015 9:39 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Nissan Versa Note SV
Replies: 13
Views: 719

Re: Nissan Versa Note SV

This thread is now in the Personal Consumer Issues forum (car).
by LadyGeek
Thu Aug 27, 2015 8:44 pm
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Suggestions for the Wiki
Replies: 298
Views: 150799

Re: Suggestions for the Wiki

Hi,

Sorry for the delay. I took a stab at updating the wiki: 401(k)

I also PM'd another wiki editor who might be able to help further, especially about the changes in tax laws and assumptions.
by LadyGeek
Thu Aug 27, 2015 8:17 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Laughs for the Bogleheads, courtesy of the Onion [Jim Cramer]
Replies: 8
Views: 1822

Re: Laughs for the Bogleheads, courtesy of the Onion [Jim Cramer]

This thread has run its course and is locked (general rant, stupidity of others). See: Unacceptable Topics 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: ⋅ ...
by LadyGeek
Thu Aug 27, 2015 7:47 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Retirement saving options for business owner employee
Replies: 1
Views: 123

Re: Retirement saving options for business owner employee

Show him this wiki page: Employer retirement plans overview

If you can, post some details and we'll point him in the right direction. Or, have him join the forum and ask directly.
by LadyGeek
Thu Aug 27, 2015 7:40 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: NPR story, Stock market is wealth indicator of top 1% - HUH??
Replies: 8
Views: 861

Re: NPR story, Stock market is wealth indicator of top 1% - HUH??

This thread has run its course and is locked (rich people). See: Unacceptable Topics 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,...
by LadyGeek
Thu Aug 27, 2015 7:33 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: What would YOU want from a financial advisor?
Replies: 38
Views: 3220

Re: What would YOU want from a financial advisor?

This thread is now in the Personal Finance (Not Investing) forum (financial advisor). See the wiki - It is very important to understand the difference between: - an Investment adviser and - a Financial planner as both can be called "financial advisor." Do your due diligence; both of these ...
by LadyGeek
Thu Aug 27, 2015 4:31 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Was about to change from 100% equity to 80%. Now what?
Replies: 60
Views: 3999

Re: Was about to change from 100% equity to 80%. Now what?

I removed some off-topic comments, continuity may be lost. As a reminder, see: General Etiquette 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. This thread has 52 posts and 3215 views. That's more...
by LadyGeek
Wed Aug 26, 2015 9:05 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Has anyone actually used gold or silver coins for a purchase?
Replies: 49
Views: 2646

Re: Has anyone actually used gold or silver coins for a purchase?

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

Please stay focused on the coin aspect, not economic policy.
by LadyGeek
Wed Aug 26, 2015 9:02 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Time to upgrade my HVAC?
Replies: 16
Views: 1105

Re: Time to upgrade my HVAC?

This thread is now in the Personal Consumer Issues forum (HVAC).
by LadyGeek
Wed Aug 26, 2015 8:56 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: TLH for absolute dummies [Tax Loss Harvesting]
Replies: 64
Views: 2771

Re: TLH for absolute dummies [Tax Loss Harvesting]

I updated the wiki so the pages link to each other. Look under the "See also" section: Wash sale Until things settle out, I've also linked back to this thread from: Tax loss harvesting ("External links") This is a collaborative effort, all wiki editors are welcome to edit the pag...
by LadyGeek
Wed Aug 26, 2015 8:04 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: TSP Maxed out, what next?
Replies: 5
Views: 432

Re: TSP Maxed out, what next?

This thread is now in the Investing - Help with Personal Investments forum (portfolio help). JSpin, Welcome! I moved your topic. BTW, you can get our attention quicker by reporting the post - the "!" in the top right corner of each post. One of the reasons is "Wrong forum." This ...
by LadyGeek
Wed Aug 26, 2015 7:58 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: "What to do during market volatility? Perhaps nothing."
Replies: 5
Views: 564

Re: "What to do during market volatility? Perhaps nothing."

FYI - I moved tennisplyr's thread into here.
by LadyGeek
Wed Aug 26, 2015 7:51 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What about the Ford Edge? [Revised for 2015 model]
Replies: 87
Views: 5171

Re: What about the Ford Edge? [Revised for 2015 model]

Browser - Do you have plans to purchase a vehicle any time soon? This upcoming weekend is the last of the month. Forget the Labor Day sales, dealers are getting antsy to meet the month's sales quotas. Prior to the Murano we just traded in, we purchased a new one. It was the last day of the month and...
by LadyGeek
Wed Aug 26, 2015 7:39 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Wash Sale Quiz!
Replies: 34
Views: 1481

Re: Wash Sale Quiz!

This thread is now in the Investing - Theory, News & General forum (investing quiz). Here's the reference material: Wash sale Is there anything that needs to be changed? Extra credit - read TLH for absolute dummies [Tax Loss Harvesting] and help untangle the wash sale vs. tax loss harvesting con...
by LadyGeek
Wed Aug 26, 2015 7:30 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: TLH for absolute dummies [Tax Loss Harvesting]
Replies: 64
Views: 2771

Re: TLH for absolute dummies [Tax Loss Harvesting]

This thread is now in the Investing - Theory, News & General forum (theory). I retitled the thread to help with the acronyms. Roothy, I like what you're doing. Ultimately, this could find its way in the Wiki page, which seems a bit lacking in specifics and clarity, given the number of TLH thread...
by LadyGeek
Wed Aug 26, 2015 4:59 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What about the Ford Edge? [Revised for 2015 model]
Replies: 87
Views: 5171

Re: What about the Ford Edge? [Revised for 2015 model]

If it makes you feel any better, the Murano designers did a major mess-up on that "swept" look - at least they did in 2007. The front hood covers the windshield wipers so that you can't lift them up without opening the hood. Not practical, and I complained every time I needed to clean the ...
by LadyGeek
Wed Aug 26, 2015 4:54 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: VTI - "Market" order type
Replies: 25
Views: 1830

Re: VTI - "Market" order type

I think we need to update the wiki, as the term "marketable limit order" is not currently defined. It's a major point of the Vanguard white paper. BTW, Figure 3 is an excellent graphic tutorial on the differences between a "market order" and a "marketable limit order"....
by LadyGeek
Wed Aug 26, 2015 4:40 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Siblings sharing a room until what age?
Replies: 15
Views: 1559

Re: Siblings sharing a room until what age?

This thread has run its course and is locked (derailed with off-topic comments related to age). It's also not a consumer issue. See: Personal Consumer Issues Personal Consumer Issues This subforum is focused on making informed decisions about consumer goods and services (other than investing or fin...
by LadyGeek
Wed Aug 26, 2015 4:29 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: What is Your Plan B if Quicken dies? [Intuit selling Quicken unit]
Replies: 48
Views: 3971

Re: What is Your Plan B if Quicken dies?

FYI - I merged Material Guy's thread into here. I also retitled the thread.
by LadyGeek
Wed Aug 26, 2015 4:06 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: OTC sleeping pill recommendations?
Replies: 2
Views: 1542

Re: OTC sleeping pill recommendations?

FYI - I removed everything but the OP's and moderator's lock posts - it was chock full of drug recommendations. See: Medical Issues 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...
by LadyGeek
Wed Aug 26, 2015 3:46 pm
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: Broken record [most users ever online here]
Replies: 7
Views: 928

Re: Broken record [most users ever online here]

Sorry, I just saw this thread. Here's what I posted Monday night: Subject: The Bogleheads' Silent Majority I can tell the market dropped, as we just hit a new record for users. Take a look at the statistics on this forum's Board Index page. Near the bottom, "Who is Online" In total there a...
by LadyGeek
Wed Aug 26, 2015 3:26 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What about the Ford Edge? [Revised for 2015 model]
Replies: 87
Views: 5171

Re: What about the Ford Edge? [Revised for 2015 model]

That's a nice list, but I don't see the Murano. Did you forget to list it, or did you have second thoughts?
by LadyGeek
Tue Aug 25, 2015 9:14 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: VTI - "Market" order type
Replies: 25
Views: 1830

Re: VTI - "Market" order type

I think we need to update the wiki, as the term "marketable limit order" is not currently defined. It's a major point of the Vanguard white paper. BTW, Figure 3 is an excellent graphic tutorial on the differences between a "market order" and a "marketable limit order". ...
by LadyGeek
Tue Aug 25, 2015 8:58 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: VTI - "Market" order type
Replies: 25
Views: 1830

Re: VTI - "Market" order type

I've written a lot about setting limit order prices. For instance, this thread: http://www.bogleheads.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=77439 and this one: https://www.bogleheads.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=54994 Here is the Vanguard white paper I mentioned: https://personal.vanguard.com/pdf/ISGETF....
by LadyGeek
Tue Aug 25, 2015 8:47 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: [spurned advisor purports there is a Vanguard] Class Action Suit?
Replies: 43
Views: 3698

Re: [spurned advisor pretends there is a Vanguard] Class Action Suit?

I retitled the thread, changing from "[spurned advisor pretends there is a Vanguard] Class Action Suit?" to "[spurned advisor purports there is a Vanguard] Class Action Suit?" to more accurately reflect the content. In his defense some American funds have done pretty well. I used...
by LadyGeek
Tue Aug 25, 2015 7:57 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: buying stock
Replies: 5
Views: 425

Re: buying stock

Welcome! To answer your question, none of the above.

This forum doesn't really pick individual stocks. We believe in diversifying across the entire market using a buy and hold strategy of low-cost funds.

Take a look at our wiki to see why: Getting started
by LadyGeek
Tue Aug 25, 2015 7:09 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: The Bogleheads' Silent Majority
Replies: 169
Views: 11371

Re: The Bogleheads' Silent Majority

Simple Simon wrote:I only post after at least 3 beers, and I don't drink 3 beers very often at all

You might be interested in this thread: Boglehead Beer
by LadyGeek
Tue Aug 25, 2015 4:55 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What about the Ford Edge? [Revised for 2015 model]
Replies: 87
Views: 5171

Re: What about the Ford Edge? [Revised for 2015 model]

Browser - Have you made any decisions? ...We did what's known as a "hold contract" - apply for a loan so we can take the car off the lot now. Then, I get them a certified check in a few days and the loan is canceled. I was quite surprised that my bank no longer offered certified checks; I ...
by LadyGeek
Tue Aug 25, 2015 4:09 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks in freefall
Replies: 1924
Views: 338224

Re: U.S. stocks in freefall

I removed a number of posts which degraded into an on-going disagreement on market timing. Continuity is lost. As a reminder, see: General Etiquette

Attacks on individuals, insults, name calling, trolling, baiting or other attempts to sow dissension are not acceptable.
by LadyGeek
Mon Aug 24, 2015 10:40 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: The Bogleheads' Silent Majority
Replies: 169
Views: 11371

Re: The Bogleheads' Silent Majority

I can tell the market dropped, as we just hit a new record for users. Take a look at the statistics on this forum's Board Index page. Near the bottom, "Who is Online" In total there are 582 users online :: 69 registered, 10 hidden and 503 guests (based on users active over the past 5 minut...
by LadyGeek
Mon Aug 24, 2015 10:33 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks in freefall
Replies: 1924
Views: 338224

Re: U.S. stocks in freefall

It's easy to tell the market took a huge dip today. Take a look at the statistics on this forum's Board Index page. Near the bottom, "Who is Online" "Most users ever online was 1009 on Mon Aug 24, 2015 11:07 am" (Eastern time, what I see.) * That's about an hour after the big dip...
by LadyGeek
Mon Aug 24, 2015 10:25 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: TLH - Timing and Alternatives [Tax Loss Harvesting]
Replies: 5
Views: 412

Re: TLH - Timing and Alternatives [Tax Loss Harvesting]

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 Aug 24, 2015 10:22 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: RSP ETF?? [Guggenheim S&P 500® Equal Weight]
Replies: 2
Views: 191

Re: RSP ETF?? [Guggenheim S&P 500® Equal Weight]

I retitled the thread to help with the ticker symbol. You probably looked when the market was tanking. It recovered later in the day, meaning it lost close to what the market did. RSP: Yahoo! Finance Fund info: Guggenheim S&P 500® Equal Weight ETF - pay attention to the closing price date, it's ...
by LadyGeek
Mon Aug 24, 2015 10:15 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Auto purchase offer from local dealer
Replies: 14
Views: 1032

Re: Auto purchase offer from local dealer

This thread is now in the Personal Consumer Issues forum (junk mail). Both offers came in the mail in the form of a hand-written note offering an "aggressive offer" to buy our used car. One is from our local Subaru dealership which has done work on the car recently. The other is from a Nis...
by LadyGeek
Mon Aug 24, 2015 9:52 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Property in Another Country [Inherited non-US property, How to handle taxes?]
Replies: 4
Views: 518

Re: Property in Another Country

This thread is now in the Personal Finance (Not Investing) forum (taxes). I also retitled the thread to draw the attention of the tax experts.
by LadyGeek
Mon Aug 24, 2015 8:52 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Filing Japanese tax returns (確定申告)
Replies: 31
Views: 3859

Re: Filing Japanese tax returns (確定申告)

Does the wiki need to be updated? Investing in Japan
by LadyGeek
Mon Aug 24, 2015 8:45 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: TLH...Am I Missing Something? [Tax Loss Harvesting]
Replies: 11
Views: 430

Re: TLH...Am I Missing Something? [Tax Loss Harvesting]

I retitled the thread to help with the acronym. The wiki has some background info: Tax loss harvesting
by LadyGeek
Mon Aug 24, 2015 7:44 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Interesting investment Podcasts
Replies: 11
Views: 1955

Re: Interesting investment Podcasts

We're famous again! The latest Dough Roller podcast is titled: The Perfect Asset Allocation Plan There are 4 methods used by the "pros" to determine asset allocation 1. Target Date Retirement Funds Modeling a target date retirement fund is a good way to decide on your asset allocation. Not...
by LadyGeek
Mon Aug 24, 2015 7:18 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Was vanguard.com slow for anyone else this morning?
Replies: 37
Views: 2173

Re: Was vanguard.com slow for anyone else this morning?

...I'm sure I will get flamed here, but shame on Vanguard. I know one of the ways they keep costs down is to have a simpler website than their competitors, but they are a leader now and need to deliver the basics on a heavy volume day. I'm glad they are adding capacity. As long as the complaint is ...
by LadyGeek
Mon Aug 24, 2015 6:55 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Was vanguard.com slow for anyone else this morning?
Replies: 37
Views: 2173

Re: Was vanguard.com slow for anyone else this morning?

FYI - I merged CuppedUp's post into the original thread.
by LadyGeek
Mon Aug 24, 2015 3:34 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Did a dumb thing [lump summed into market after sitting on cash for years]
Replies: 111
Views: 12792

Re: Did a dumb thing [lump summed into market after sitting on cash for years]

Please stay on-topic. Here's the OP's question: I had tried to wait until it felt safe to buy into the market and finally, after years of sitting in a cash account, put my whole 401k into Vanguard index funds. Then, of course, the market started to fall. (Jul 21) VFIAX Vanguard 500 Index Fund Admir...
by LadyGeek
Sun Aug 23, 2015 9:56 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: "FEAR" Is Here,...
Replies: 53
Views: 6464

Re: "FEAR" Is Here,...

This thread is now in the Investing - Theory, News & General forum (general investing).

After receiving a PM, this thread is unlocked. The intent is to help new investors understand how to manage their investments in a volatile market.
by LadyGeek
Sun Aug 23, 2015 8:21 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: "FEAR" Is Here,...
Replies: 53
Views: 6464

Re: "FEAR" Is Here,...

Thread locked for moderator review.

Thread unlocked, see below.
by LadyGeek
Sun Aug 23, 2015 8:18 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 1042
Views: 171895

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

"V" for Vendetta. A "political thriller." Not bad.
by LadyGeek
Sun Aug 23, 2015 3:11 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Rebalancing bands revisited, a proposal
Replies: 37
Views: 2691

Re: Rebalancing bands revisited, a proposal

The Daryanani paper on Opportunistic Rebalancing is linked in the wiki if I recall correctly: http://www.tdainstitutional.com/pdf/Opportunistic_Rebalancing_JFP2007_Daryanani.pdf But don't folks see the flaws in this paper? ;) Here's the wiki reference: Rebalancing ("Academic papers (external l...
by LadyGeek
Sun Aug 23, 2015 3:07 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: "Multi-Factor Investing": Best BH.org Info Sources?
Replies: 6
Views: 339

Re: "Multi-Factor Investing": Best BH.org Info Sources?

We've collaborated quite a bit with our sister Canadian forum on this. See: Multifactor investing - a comprehensive tutorial - finiki, the Canadian financial wiki Check the references at the bottom of the article, several point back to this forum (and wiki). Robert T's thread is one of the reference...

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