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Re: NBR bought by CNBC

NBR actually had a Bogleheadesque peice this evening; "Can you have a diversified portfolio with just 3 funds?". The guest didn't do a very good job selling it but did mention Vanguard several times. I liked Susie's take: "that goes against everything we've been saying for years!"...
by Meta4
Mon Jul 08, 2013 11:51 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: NBR bought by CNBC
Replies: 49
Views: 6249

Re: tiny cheap server [Raspberry Pi]

Pic of my RPi case - repurposed covered butter dish and some other stuff from the dollar store: https://wm.sdf.org/gallery/albums/userpics/10055/RPi-case-08.jpg Too bad it died shortly after :( Not sure I'll get another; there's several other similar devices like the Beagle Board which are more flex...
by Meta4
Tue Mar 12, 2013 12:46 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: tiny cheap server [Raspberry Pi]
Replies: 24
Views: 2998

Re: Portland, Oregon Meeting?

Our quarterly meeting is next Tuesday evening, March 12th. Send Ron "baldeagle" (scroll up these messages and click on his blue name) a PM personal message about the meetings, then check your PM mailbox for the info. I have been attending for about a year, and always learn something valua...
by Meta4
Mon Mar 11, 2013 12:42 pm
 
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Master Thread for Portland, Oregon
Replies: 78
Views: 17100

Re: Bogleheads' DRM-free e-books available?

DRM-protected e-books are a major annoyance for anyone not using MS Windows or MacOS-X as there aren't any licensed readers for OSes like Linux or FreeBSD. It is possbile to install Adobe Digital Editions under Wine (a Windows (non)emmulator) - basically pretend to be Windows - and read DRM-wrapped ...
by Meta4
Fri Feb 22, 2013 3:23 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Bogleheads' DRM-free e-books available?
Replies: 18
Views: 2063

Re: Portland, Oregon Meeting?

Hi,
I've already sent Ron a PM (I think I did anyways...) but thought I'd post here to express interest in joining the March
meet-up over in NW PDX. Just curious - does the venue change between meetings or you have a favourite place?

Jeff
by Meta4
Tue Jan 29, 2013 1:16 am
 
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Master Thread for Portland, Oregon
Replies: 78
Views: 17100

Re: Is there a way to compute will I run out of $$

I think you could probably use one of the many online calculators. Here's one at the US Dept of Labor: http://askebsa.dol.gov/retirementcalculator/UI/General.aspx The Bogleheads wiki has a Tool & Calculators page with many others: http://www.bogleheads.org/wiki/Retirement_calculators_and_spendin...
by Meta4
Mon Jan 28, 2013 11:51 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Is there a way to compute will I run out of $$
Replies: 8
Views: 1025

Re: Anybody here go all-Linux for personal computing?

dratkinson wrote: My old PC is a '90s-vintage Dell P2, 64MB ram, 20/10GB partitioned IDE HDs (primary/data backup), Win98SE, dialup connection, DVD burner. It does not support USB stick memories. It has been rock-solid since new and SpinRite keeps the 15+ yo HDs in good condition. Like others have ...
by Meta4
Wed Jan 23, 2013 6:16 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Anybody here go all-Linux for personal computing?
Replies: 83
Views: 4833

Re: water heater

If you really want the electric water heater to last and be efficient you need to drain off a couple of gallons every other month to prevent sediment build-up. The mineral profile of the local water will dictate how fast sediment forms but most likely draining some water off every other month will s...
by Meta4
Fri Jan 11, 2013 4:23 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: water heater
Replies: 25
Views: 1959

Re: Getting rid of rootkits

I'm sort of surprised nobody has suggested simply ditching MS Windows. The news stories rarely mention it, but the vast majority of these PC viruses and root kits are written for MS Windows. Simply switching to another operating system can reduce your risk 95+%. Switching to either one of the Ubuntu...
by Meta4
Thu Jan 10, 2013 6:44 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Getting rid of rootkits
Replies: 47
Views: 6692

Re: Request for Comments on Portfolio Asset Allocations

In addition to the TSP account, at least one whole IRA and part of the other would need to go to bonds to start with a 50/50 stock:bond ratio. It sounds like you've stablized around a current/initial AA of 50/50. I don't think you've expressed a specific target for US / Int'l stock. Your current Li...
by Meta4
Mon Dec 31, 2012 12:49 am
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Request for Comments on Portfolio Asset Allocations
Replies: 17
Views: 1543

Re: Request for Comments on Portfolio Asset Allocations

Tax Filing Status: married, joint filing Tax Rate: 25% fed; 9% State (will retire in cheaper state) expect to be in the 15% bracket after 2022. If your marginal rate is currently about 35% (25% bracket becomes 28% next year, state tax is deductible against federal hence effectively about 7%) but wi...
by Meta4
Mon Dec 31, 2012 12:22 am
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Request for Comments on Portfolio Asset Allocations
Replies: 17
Views: 1543

Re: Request for Comments on Portfolio Asset Allocations

Jeff, in the TSP, unload the target 2030 for a mix (your choice) of G and F funds. Shift both IRAs to total US stock market (possibly shifting vendors for both, if can't get Admiral class in the one now in VFINX). Check that - take a minimum initial Admiral-class holding in TBM in one of them. Buy ...
by Meta4
Sat Dec 29, 2012 12:55 am
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Request for Comments on Portfolio Asset Allocations
Replies: 17
Views: 1543

Re: Request for Comments on Portfolio Asset Allocations

OP here, Noticed there haven't been any comments. Perhaps it was too long-winded. Basically I'm just looking for some sense as to how risky it may be given the somewhat short time horizon, and whether I'd be better off with taxable bonds in the taxable account. Since posting my thought is that I cou...
by Meta4
Fri Dec 28, 2012 1:23 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Request for Comments on Portfolio Asset Allocations
Replies: 17
Views: 1543

Request for Comments on Portfolio Asset Allocations

Greetings Bogleheads, So nice to find this site; it's a really great resource, as are the two Boglehead books. I'm in the process of putting together an asset allocation for a taxable investment account which will be used as part of our retirement plan. The taxable account will be funded from a wind...
by Meta4
Thu Dec 27, 2012 9:44 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Request for Comments on Portfolio Asset Allocations
Replies: 17
Views: 1543

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