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Re: FORUM REACHES 2,000,000 POSTS TODAY

LadyGeek wrote:I also used the occasion to write my very first blog post: The Bogleheads Forum Surpasses 2,000,000 Posts! | Bogleheads® Blog


Congrats on your first blog post, LG. Now you're no longer a "blog newbie". :-)
by Mel Lindauer
Tue Apr 22, 2014 7:17 pm
 
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: FORUM REACHES 2,000,000 POSTS TODAY
Replies: 41
Views: 1201

Re: FORUM REACHES 2,000,000 POSTS TODAY

cfs wrote:Awesome

I had predicted 2,000,000 "by Memorial Day 2014."

Way to go!!!

Do Great Things! And thanks for reading this note.


Your prediction was spot on, cfs. Now give us your estimate for 3,000,000.
by Mel Lindauer
Tue Apr 22, 2014 7:16 pm
 
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: FORUM REACHES 2,000,000 POSTS TODAY
Replies: 41
Views: 1201

Re: Northwestern Mutual Life - Whole Life Policy Review

Keep in mind Hunt's analysis assumes you would buy term insurance to replace the insurance provided by the WL you're basically using just as an investment. Sure, that insurance has some value, but given that you have no need for insurance, the value to you probably isn't what it actually costs. Can...
by Mel Lindauer
Tue Apr 22, 2014 7:09 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Northwestern Mutual Life - Whole Life Policy Review
Replies: 31
Views: 1702

Re: FORUM REACHES 2,000,000 POSTS TODAY

Wait you're not even going to show us which post it was? Mel, Taylor, Alex, and all, congratulations and thanks for a great and growing forum. And I agree with placeholder: show us post NO. 2,000,000. The 2 millionth post on the forum was made on Tue Apr 22, 2014 1:20 pm by Novine in the thread Mr....
by Mel Lindauer
Tue Apr 22, 2014 3:25 pm
 
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: FORUM REACHES 2,000,000 POSTS TODAY
Replies: 41
Views: 1201

Re: FORUM REACHES 2,000,000 POSTS TODAY

Mel, you, livesoft, nisiprius, Valuethinker, and I are going to have to step it up a bit. Let's not take so long to get to 4,000,000. I have been told the second 2,000,000 is easier than the first 2,000,000 because of compounding. We will have to see. Can you pick up the pace a bit, sscritic? You s...
by Mel Lindauer
Tue Apr 22, 2014 2:46 pm
 
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: FORUM REACHES 2,000,000 POSTS TODAY
Replies: 41
Views: 1201

Re: Are I-Bond's about to have better returns?

Perhaps you should look for the several recent threads about May 1. (the April 15 part is already fixed - that's an inside joke, but only a little inside). Note the date of the article, April 15. Some of the facts were known on that day. The article even tells you about them. Try reading it again a...
by Mel Lindauer
Tue Apr 22, 2014 2:21 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Are I-Bond's about to have better returns?
Replies: 7
Views: 1294

Re: Q&A with the Experts at 2014 Bogleheads Conference

Post your questions for any (or all) of the Experts Panel members here. Fire away!
by Mel Lindauer
Tue Apr 22, 2014 12:49 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Q&A with the Experts at 2014 Bogleheads Conference
Replies: 4
Views: 610

FORUM REACHES 2,000,000 POSTS TODAY

Hello Everyone: Our forum reached another milestone today when we hit our two millionth post. What a great resource this forum is, made possible by the contributions of tens of thousands of decent and helpful individuals. The sum is definitely greater than the parts. Congratulations to all of our co...
by Mel Lindauer
Tue Apr 22, 2014 12:36 pm
 
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: FORUM REACHES 2,000,000 POSTS TODAY
Replies: 41
Views: 1201

Re: Q&A with Jack Bogle at 2014 Bogleheads Conference

Let's stay on topic. This thread is for questions for Jack Bogle, not for discussion of other issues.

Thanks, everyone.
by Mel Lindauer
Mon Apr 21, 2014 4:49 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Q&A with Jack Bogle at 2014 Bogleheads Conference
Replies: 23
Views: 2136

Re: Mel's Unloved Mid-Caps Finally Getting Some Respect

My comments were (and are) aimed primarily at the slice-and-dice crowd, and had nothing to do with REITS or LT Bonds. In fact, my 2000 exchange on M* with my good friend, Larry Swedroe (a proponent of S&D), was that mid-caps alone might be a better choice for investors than any combination of la...
by Mel Lindauer
Mon Apr 21, 2014 4:41 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Mel's Unloved Mid-Caps Finally Getting Some Respect
Replies: 38
Views: 2727

Re: Mel's Unloved Mid-Caps Finally Getting Some Respect

jmndu99 wrote:With this new news (or old, now) I can only guess that many will be jumping into the mid cap funds.


Like your avatar, jmndu99.

Semper Fi.

Mel (USMC 1956-60)
by Mel Lindauer
Mon Apr 21, 2014 4:08 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Mel's Unloved Mid-Caps Finally Getting Some Respect
Replies: 38
Views: 2727

Re: Q&A with Jack Bogle at 2014 Bogleheads Conference

I hope that this time around there is some capability to publish the actual answers to questions rather than to try to discuss "reports" of what someone's answer might or might not have been heard to have been. Almost all the people who read and post on this forum will not be at the Confe...
by Mel Lindauer
Mon Apr 21, 2014 3:40 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Q&A with Jack Bogle at 2014 Bogleheads Conference
Replies: 23
Views: 2136

Re: Mel's Unloved Mid-Caps Finally Getting Some Respect

Hi Kevin: What you failed to take into consideration is that when I first did my study in 1999 (based on M*'s Principia Pro data), I found that mid caps had already outperformed for the previous 15 year period . So that time period had nothing to do with the mid caps 2000 outperformance you mentione...
by Mel Lindauer
Mon Apr 21, 2014 11:07 am
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Mel's Unloved Mid-Caps Finally Getting Some Respect
Replies: 38
Views: 2727

Re: Q&A with Jack Bogle at 2014 Bogleheads Conference

I hope that this time around there is some capability to publish the actual answers to questions rather than to try to discuss "reports" of what someone's answer might or might not have been heard to have been. Almost all the people who read and post on this forum will not be at the Confe...
by Mel Lindauer
Sun Apr 20, 2014 4:44 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Q&A with Jack Bogle at 2014 Bogleheads Conference
Replies: 23
Views: 2136

Re: Mel's Unloved Mid-Caps Finally Getting Some Respect

I'm under-weighted in domestic mid caps -- 20% of the portfolio. Reading your post and looking at the performance charts makes me pause and reflect. Maybe I should re-think my small value tilt a little bit. Deciding that you need more of something that has gone up recently is not always the best id...
by Mel Lindauer
Sun Apr 20, 2014 11:54 am
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Mel's Unloved Mid-Caps Finally Getting Some Respect
Replies: 38
Views: 2727

Re: Mel's Unloved Mid-Caps Finally Getting Some Respect

From the article: Over the last 20 years, mid-cap stocks in the S&P 400 have returned 12.4 percent annually, including dividends. That beats the 11.2 percent annual return of the S&P 600 SmallCap index and the 9.5 percent annual return of the large-cap S&P 500 index. So mid-caps alone ha...
by Mel Lindauer
Sun Apr 20, 2014 10:50 am
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Mel's Unloved Mid-Caps Finally Getting Some Respect
Replies: 38
Views: 2727

Mel's Unloved Mid-Caps Finally Getting Some Respect

Looks like the investing world is finally realizing what I started saying back in 1999 about mid-caps. Because of my ongoing posts promoting mid-caps, they became known as "Mel's Unloved Mid-Caps".

Better late than never!

http://abcnews.go.com/Business/print?id=23366403

Happy Easter!
by Mel Lindauer
Sun Apr 20, 2014 10:43 am
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Mel's Unloved Mid-Caps Finally Getting Some Respect
Replies: 38
Views: 2727

New Greenville SC Local Chapter

Hi Everyone:

I'm pleased to announce that we have a new Greenville SC Local Chapter. Column, a seasoned local chapter veteran, has agreed to head the new chapter.

You can express your interest here or contact Colum via email at greenvillebogleheads@gmail.com

Good luck to our newest Local Chapter!
by Mel Lindauer
Fri Apr 18, 2014 11:41 am
 
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: New Greenville SC Local Chapter
Replies: 0
Views: 72

Re: Annuity Rollover

Consider doing a 1035 exchange to Vanguard's low-cost VA. Then invest in something more appropriate for your wife's age, such as one of the Vanguard annuity's equity or balanced options.
by Mel Lindauer
Fri Apr 18, 2014 11:23 am
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Annuity Rollover
Replies: 15
Views: 610

Q&A with the Experts at 2014 Bogleheads Conference

Hello Everyone: On October 24, 2014, I'll have the pleasure of moderating a Q&A session with this year's Panel of Experts at the 2014 Bogleheads Conference in Philadelphia. The Panel will consist of a number of authors and other financial experts. Some of the Panel members include authors Christ...
by Mel Lindauer
Thu Apr 17, 2014 4:13 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Q&A with the Experts at 2014 Bogleheads Conference
Replies: 4
Views: 610

Q&A with Jack Bogle at 2014 Bogleheads Conference

Hello Everyone: Once again I'll have the distinct pleasure of moderating a Question and Answer session with our friend and mentor, Jack Bogle. The Q&A will take place at our annual get-together with Jack at the 2014 Bogleheads Conference in Philadelphia on October 22-24, 2014. Many of you won't ...
by Mel Lindauer
Thu Apr 17, 2014 4:01 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Q&A with Jack Bogle at 2014 Bogleheads Conference
Replies: 23
Views: 2136

Re: 2014 BOGLEHEADS CONFERENCE SOLD OUT

For those who weren't able to get tickets, Rich Guerra, usually goes and posts videos of it. Not quite the same as being there, but an invaluable service for those of us who can't make it or are unable to get tickets. Mel will also take questions from bogleheads for a Q&A session with Jack and ...
by Mel Lindauer
Thu Apr 17, 2014 3:57 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: 2014 BOGLEHEADS CONFERENCE SOLD OUT
Replies: 10
Views: 1151

Re: 2014 BOGLEHEADS CONFERENCE SOLD OUT

Perhaps each year they go to a bigger venue? Capable of holding 3000 instead of 2000? One way of dealing with it ... No, we intentionally limit the number of attendees so as to keep the Conference more intimate. If we wanted, we could probably sell out Yankee Stadium, but then there wouldn't the ch...
by Mel Lindauer
Wed Apr 16, 2014 9:43 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: 2014 BOGLEHEADS CONFERENCE SOLD OUT
Replies: 10
Views: 1151

Re: "At Vanguard my voice is my password"

I've used it for some time now. Works fine, even when I have a cold.
by Mel Lindauer
Wed Apr 16, 2014 9:36 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: "At Vanguard my voice is my password"
Replies: 24
Views: 2268

Re: 2014 BOGLEHEADS CONFERENCE SOLD OUT

IlliniDave wrote:Dang, I was asleep at the wheel. Never noticed the announcement. Next year perhaps.


Hopefully you'll get in next year before we're sold out.
by Mel Lindauer
Wed Apr 16, 2014 7:45 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: 2014 BOGLEHEADS CONFERENCE SOLD OUT
Replies: 10
Views: 1151

Re: 2014 BOGLEHEADS CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENT

4-16-14 UPDATE Hi Everyone: The 2014 Bogleheads Conference SOLD OUT in just seven weeks and we won't be taking any more reservation requests. In future years, if you want to attend, you need to act promptly once the announcement is posted here on the forum (around March 1st of each year). Best rega...
by Mel Lindauer
Wed Apr 16, 2014 5:10 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: 2014 BOGLEHEADS CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENT
Replies: 84
Views: 10910

2014 BOGLEHEADS CONFERENCE SOLD OUT

Hi Everyone: The 2014 Bogleheads Conference SOLD OUT in just seven weeks and we won't be taking any more reservation requests. In future years, if you want to attend, you need to act promptly once the announcement is posted here on the forum (around March 1st of each year). http://www.bogleheads.org...
by Mel Lindauer
Wed Apr 16, 2014 5:08 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: 2014 BOGLEHEADS CONFERENCE SOLD OUT
Replies: 10
Views: 1151

Reporter doing story on Credit Card Rewards Strategies

Hello Everyone: A reporter from Money Magazine is doing a story on specific credit card rewards strategies that you'd like to share. He wants to chat about your credit card rewards strategy, what you use and why? If interested in being interviewed for the story, you can contact him by email: taylor....
by Mel Lindauer
Wed Apr 16, 2014 4:49 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Reporter doing story on Credit Card Rewards Strategies
Replies: 0
Views: 300

Re: U.S. stocks in freefall

This thread has run its course and is locked.

[See below --admin LadyGeek]
by Mel Lindauer
Wed Apr 16, 2014 1:06 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks in freefall
Replies: 742
Views: 122891

Reporter doing story on TRP New Horizons and Contrafund

If you're invested in T. Rowe’s New Horizons fund or Fidelity’s Contrafund (and not just in your 401k) and would like to be interviewed, contact Kirsten at the WSJ.

Here's her contact info:

Kirsten Grind
Wall Street Journal
Office: 212-416-2864
Cell: 347-417-1874
Twitter: @kirstengrind
by Mel Lindauer
Tue Apr 15, 2014 11:59 am
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Reporter doing story on TRP New Horizons and Contrafund
Replies: 0
Views: 182

Re: TIAA-CREF buying Nuveen

See previous thread linked to by sscritic above.
by Mel Lindauer
Mon Apr 14, 2014 9:59 am
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: TIAA-CREF buying Nuveen
Replies: 2
Views: 340

Re: Speculation on I Bond fixed rate for May 1st

I am not Bond, the I Bond Mel. However, I expect the new I bond fixed rate to be no greater than 0.2%. Since I don't want to lose up to $20/year, I will invest my annual limit by 4/30. Hey, $20/year x 30 years is $600 more dollars to spent on Latte. HueyLD says the rate will not be higher than 0.2%...
by Mel Lindauer
Sun Apr 13, 2014 10:00 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Speculation on I Bond fixed rate for May 1st
Replies: 32
Views: 3454

Re: the President's savings rate

This is not personal and it's not actionable. Therefore, this thread is locked.
by Mel Lindauer
Sun Apr 13, 2014 6:49 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: the President's savings rate
Replies: 19
Views: 2626

Re: Anybody rethinking the AA because of the UN Climate Repo

Climate control discussions are not allowed. This thread is locked.
by Mel Lindauer
Tue Apr 01, 2014 8:12 am
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Anybody rethinking the AA because of the UN Climate Report
Replies: 3
Views: 510

Re: S&P 500 DEAD forever!!!

This thread has drifted off-topic numerous times and is locked.
by Mel Lindauer
Sat Mar 29, 2014 6:27 am
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: S&P 500 DEAD forever!!!
Replies: 13
Views: 2723

Re: 2014 BOGLEHEADS CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENT

Remember, you're not registered until your check is received.
by Mel Lindauer
Wed Mar 26, 2014 5:38 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: 2014 BOGLEHEADS CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENT
Replies: 84
Views: 10910

Re: Morningstar Discussion On Roth Conversions

As I think converting an IRA to a Roth for the benefit of children who will inherit it as the best reason to do conversions, I thought this point raised by Kitces was important to keep in mind: The reality was, we've seen scenarios where mom and dad converted at 40% tax rates, they could have given...
by Mel Lindauer
Mon Mar 24, 2014 12:03 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Morningstar Discussion On Roth Conversions
Replies: 11
Views: 1142

Re: 2014 BOGLEHEADS CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENT

Our 15th year wedding anniversary is during the conference - I am still trying to convince my wife that it would be great to attend, unfortunately she is thinking of more romantic getaways ....I am still trying to change her mind - I really enjoyed last years and I think she would have a good time ...
by Mel Lindauer
Sun Mar 23, 2014 3:09 am
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: 2014 BOGLEHEADS CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENT
Replies: 84
Views: 10910

Re: 2014 BOGLEHEADS CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENT

drzzzzz wrote:Is there a conference agenda with a list of topics, etc?
thanks


Registered attendees will receive the Agenda once it's finalized. In the meantime, the announcement will serve as an overview.
by Mel Lindauer
Thu Mar 20, 2014 11:07 am
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: 2014 BOGLEHEADS CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENT
Replies: 84
Views: 10910

Re: Writing my 1st book: Financial tips please.

I'm in the process of writing my 1st book which I hope to publish for profit. There's clearly some expenses involved and a business element. So, I was wondering if anyone on here has done this before, and if so, if you have any advice for a 1st time author? This could be a heads up about taxes or w...
by Mel Lindauer
Mon Mar 17, 2014 1:54 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Writing my 1st book: Financial tips please.
Replies: 14
Views: 1353

Re: Alternatives to 529 plan for Great Grandma?

Folks, My five year old daughter's Great Grandma recently offered to make an approx. $25k contribution to a 529 Plan for my daughter. Her Great Grandma was a teacher and therefore is keenly focused on having the assets utilized for education. Our dilemma is this: My wife and I currently have enough...
by Mel Lindauer
Mon Mar 17, 2014 1:47 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Alternatives to 529 plan for Great Grandma?
Replies: 1
Views: 159

Re: 2014 BOGLEHEADS CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENT

Get your reservation request and payment in before we're sold out.
by Mel Lindauer
Mon Mar 17, 2014 1:23 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: 2014 BOGLEHEADS CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENT
Replies: 84
Views: 10910

Re: 2014 BOGLEHEADS CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENT

Have you made your reservation yet? There are still some spots remaining, but don't wait too long or they'll all be gone.
by Mel Lindauer
Sat Mar 15, 2014 7:03 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: 2014 BOGLEHEADS CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENT
Replies: 84
Views: 10910

Re: Blog: 2014 Bogleheads Conference Update

Hi: Latest update regarding the upcoming Bogleheads Conference: 2014 Bogleheads Conference Update | Bogleheads® Blog ...Because of previous sell-outs, early signups have been brisk. We now have 185 reservation requests for the 200 available spots. 185 registrations already! Is scalping allowed? Vic...
by Mel Lindauer
Fri Mar 14, 2014 9:44 pm
 
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Blog: 2014 Bogleheads Conference Update
Replies: 6
Views: 835

Re: 2014 BOGLEHEADS CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENT

RedRose wrote:I've tried to email my request to attend twice, but no joy.
What am I doing wrong?


Looks like we finally got this resolved. I see your names on the list. Remember, though, you're not officially registered until we receive your checks.
by Mel Lindauer
Fri Mar 14, 2014 5:04 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: 2014 BOGLEHEADS CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENT
Replies: 84
Views: 10910

Re: Understanding Vanguard's Culture

Random Musings wrote:Chaz beat you to it

RM


Sorry, I missed that. I'll lock this thread to keep responses on the earlier thread.
by Mel Lindauer
Fri Mar 14, 2014 1:58 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Understanding Vanguard's Culture
Replies: 2
Views: 762

Understanding Vanguard's Culture

A nice article that helps explain where we stand in the pecking order at Vangaurd.

What two subway tokens taught me about Vanguard: http://vanguardblog.com/2014/03/13/what ... -vanguard/
by Mel Lindauer
Fri Mar 14, 2014 1:06 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Understanding Vanguard's Culture
Replies: 2
Views: 762

Re: 2014 BOGLEHEADS CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENT

RedRose wrote:I've tried to email my request to attend twice, but no joy.
What am I doing wrong?


Did you send your request to BogleheadsConference@gmail.com ?

If you're still having trouble, you can PM me with the requested information and I'll see that it gets taken care of.
by Mel Lindauer
Thu Mar 13, 2014 4:28 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: 2014 BOGLEHEADS CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENT
Replies: 84
Views: 10910

Re: Wade Pfau: Lifecycle Finance

My question is whether I-bonds could play the role I suggest in my example of supporting my targeted standard of living in lieu of an inflation indexed annuity and a TIPs ladder? I still fall a little short, but I've constructed nearly 95 percent of my floor and could compensate for the other 5 per...
by Mel Lindauer
Wed Mar 12, 2014 8:07 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Wade Pfau: Lifecycle Finance
Replies: 118
Views: 12108

Re: I Bonds - buy now or wait for May?

Sorta like doing the monthly P&L statement back in the business days, huh? :-) Don't forget you can also buy $5K I bonds (paper) with your fed tax return (before May). I devote two sheets in my Excel investment tracking workbook to the output of the Saving Bond Calculator (could never get the Sa...
by Mel Lindauer
Wed Mar 12, 2014 4:32 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: I Bonds - buy now or wait for May?
Replies: 25
Views: 4441
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