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by Toons
Tue May 05, 2015 6:01 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: How do you keep track of your investments?
Replies: 48
Views: 2654

Re: How do you keep track of your investments?

Been using Quicken for 25 years to track investments. :happy
by Toons
Tue May 05, 2015 2:52 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Cutting cable cord...
Replies: 13
Views: 998

Re: Cutting cable cord...

We cut the cord a while back,3 TVs,,we have an Amazon Basics Ultra Thin antennae for each,works great :happy

http://www.amazon.com/AmazonBasics-Ultr ... Ultra-Thin
by Toons
Mon May 04, 2015 9:32 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: How do you access Vanguard account?
Replies: 13
Views: 1234

Re: How do you access Vanguard account?

Phone,tablet,chromebook,windows computer :happy
by Toons
Mon May 04, 2015 8:31 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What to use to clean car
Replies: 25
Views: 1395

Re: What to use to clean car

I use Meguiars Products,inside and out :happy

http://www.meguiarsdirect.com/home.do?p ... oC63Lw_wcB
by Toons
Sat May 02, 2015 10:35 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best Chromebook 2015
Replies: 20
Views: 1372

Re: Best Chromebook 2015

+1
Google shipped me a free beta version when they first came out around 2011 and have been using them ever since.Currently using Samsung -4 GB DDR3L SDRAM :happy

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00J49 ... UTF8&psc=1
by Toons
Fri May 01, 2015 12:49 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Telemarketing by Cell /Increase with Consumer Cellular
Replies: 32
Views: 1480

Re: Telemarketing by Cell /Increase with Consumer Cellular

I use the "Mr.Number" app to block any unwanted calls...works great :happy

https://play.google.com/store/apps/deta ... cker&hl=en
by Toons
Fri May 01, 2015 9:30 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Oh Hail! [fix hard to see hail damage to car?]
Replies: 24
Views: 1572

Re: Oh Hail!

Get it repaired :happy
by Toons
Wed Apr 29, 2015 4:39 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: US stocks returned "just 0.6%" 1915-1982
Replies: 56
Views: 5528

Re: US stocks returned "just 0.6%" 1915-1984

Dividends reinvested are why this article is misleading in addition to the cherry picking of dates. Dividends prior to 1982 were very high and comprised more than half of the markets total return. Reinvesting dividends buys more shares. The cheaper the market becomes the more shares it buys assumin...
by Toons
Wed Apr 29, 2015 1:22 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Calculating Cost Basis [in Quicken]
Replies: 6
Views: 333

Re: Calculating Cost Basis [in Quicken]

One of my DRIP's has a small fee associated with it. The contribution is 250.00 with a 1.00 administration fee. When calculating the cost basis do I use 250.00 or 249.00? $250. The cost basis of a purchase includes commissions and fees. From the IRS Topic 703 If you buy stocks or bonds, your basis ...
by Toons
Wed Apr 29, 2015 11:20 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Retirees - What would you have done differently?
Replies: 48
Views: 6374

Re: Retirees - What would you have done differently?

I can't think of anything I would have done differently that far out from retirement.
I was 90/10 stock bonds for several decades.
Invested consistently.
Reinvested all dividends ,capgain in all accounts.
Maxed out 401k,roth iras.
Retired now,,,,70/28/2(stock ,bond ,cash)
Plan worked so far :happy
by Toons
Wed Apr 29, 2015 11:14 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Broke buy quarterly
Replies: 40
Views: 2734

Re: Broke buy quarterly

DSInvestor, Thank you! i was only looking for in depth opinions from somebody smart, i agree with what you say, thank you so much for that reply to my post... i really came here to ask if DIS is a buy , sell or hold at this point, i have my money in3 different places as of now, i have an online sav...
by Toons
Tue Apr 28, 2015 1:20 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Primerica [as a job]
Replies: 12
Views: 1027

Re: Primerica

FYI:
Check out what people are saying on Youtube :happy

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_ ... ica+review
by Toons
Tue Apr 28, 2015 1:03 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Traveling light up to 2 weeks - ditch the laptop, use phone?
Replies: 53
Views: 3177

Re: Traveling light up to 2 weeks - ditch the laptop, use ph

I travel with phone and chromebook.
Windows computer stays home. :happy
by Toons
Mon Apr 27, 2015 8:25 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Who's holding cash?
Replies: 86
Views: 6201

Re: Who's holding cash?

2% of portfolio is in cash :happy
by Toons
Sun Apr 26, 2015 5:56 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Can we afford, and how to finance
Replies: 11
Views: 1519

Re: Can we afford, and how to finance

Pay cash for the Florida home.
Keep it simple. :happy
by Toons
Sun Apr 26, 2015 4:13 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Retirees who lease auto
Replies: 15
Views: 1598

Re: Retirees who lease auto

Age 71?
Personally I would buy the car of my choice as long as I could afford it.
:happy
by Toons
Sun Apr 26, 2015 4:12 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Been invited to wedding in Disney World. My cost?
Replies: 58
Views: 5729

Re: Been invited to wedding in Disney World. My cost?

As has been mentioned,skip the trip,do what is right for you.
Buy some sort of gift. :happy
by Toons
Sat Apr 25, 2015 12:47 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Quickie to clarify confusion re: 0% long-term capital gains
Replies: 29
Views: 2128

Re: Quickie to clarify confusion re: 0% long-term capital ga

https://www.kitces.com/blog/understanding-the-mechanics-of-the-0-long-term-capital-gains-tax-rate-how-to-harvest-capital-gains-for-a-free-step-up-in-basis/ Have never found a better explanation than this. :thumbsup Thanks for the link,although I had a good grasp on the taxation of cap gains,this si...
by Toons
Thu Apr 23, 2015 4:12 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Is this a reasonable request for broker?
Replies: 13
Views: 1159

Re: Is this a reasonable request for broker?

Unreasonable :happy
by Toons
Thu Apr 23, 2015 4:10 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Anyone Manually Manage Quicken?
Replies: 46
Views: 2122

Re: Anyone Manually Manage Quicken?

I do both,manual and download :happy
by Toons
Thu Apr 23, 2015 2:51 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Adequate alternatives to TurboTax?
Replies: 28
Views: 1829

Re: Adequate alternatives to TurboTax?

TaxAct worked for me for the seventh year after putting Turbo Tax behind me. :happy
Received Price confirmation Feb this year for 2015 taxes :happy

We guarantee your federal return is $9.99 and your state return is $6.00
TaxACT Online 2015
Return Type: 1040 Deluxe
by Toons
Thu Apr 23, 2015 2:42 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Age in Bonds Poll
Replies: 72
Views: 3733

Re: Age in Bonds Poll

75/25 Stock ,Bond
Age 64 :happy
by Toons
Wed Apr 22, 2015 12:55 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Trying to beat the index is futile
Replies: 17
Views: 1872

Re: Trying to beat the index is futile

What is the point of "beating" the index.
As long as one can have their investments supplement other income to aid them in the retirement years I don't see where it really matters. :happy
by Toons
Wed Apr 22, 2015 12:52 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Vanguard Records to Keep
Replies: 8
Views: 978

Re: Vanguard Records to Keep

Nothing,all documents are on their servers if you need them. :happy
by Toons
Tue Apr 21, 2015 2:52 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: How much do you pay in Property Taxes?
Replies: 188
Views: 10528

Re: How much do you pay in Property Taxes?

Crimsontide wrote:
Toons wrote:1500 sq feet
$677.00
Tn.
8-)


My mother lives in Alabama and pays around $600 for her 2000 sqft on 2 acres...


:thumbsup
by Toons
Tue Apr 21, 2015 1:50 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: How much do you pay in Property Taxes?
Replies: 188
Views: 10528

Re: How much do you pay in Property Taxes?

1500 sq feet
$677.00
Tn.
8-)
by Toons
Tue Apr 21, 2015 10:04 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: MB vs Volvo vs. Other?
Replies: 48
Views: 3418

Re: MB vs Volvo vs. Other?

Mercedes is in a class of its own :happy
by Toons
Mon Apr 20, 2015 8:49 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: What's your average monthly expense???
Replies: 85
Views: 7901

Re: What's your average monthly expense???

Breaking it down monthly: Mortgage - 0 Car Payments- 0 2 smart phones 96.00 Electricity- 90 Propane 20 Water 35 Home ins 75 Auto Ins car,rv 58 property taxes 58 Internet 67 Food 250-300 Health ins. 700 Entertainment 200 Total expenses 1500-2000 per month Retired :happy
by Toons
Thu Apr 16, 2015 8:47 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: yea or nay to 5 years CDs
Replies: 21
Views: 2457

Re: yea or nay to 5 years CDs

I would put 25k in Intermediate Term Tax Exempt. :happy
by Toons
Thu Apr 16, 2015 3:19 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Would you buy a house without AC?
Replies: 60
Views: 4657

Re: Would you buy 1.5 M house without AC?

I wouldn't for that kind of money :happy
by Toons
Wed Apr 15, 2015 9:24 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: [retired guy said] terrible crash is coming
Replies: 71
Views: 8412

Re: [retired guy said] terrible crash is coming

"crash is coming similar to 2008 or worse."
Sounds great, another ,what I thought,once in a lifetime opportunity to buy equities at such depressed prices.
The market has more than tripled since then. :happy
I would substitute the word "better" for "worse". :happy
by Toons
Wed Apr 15, 2015 9:21 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Do you wish you retired earlier?
Replies: 28
Views: 3613

Re: Do you wish you retired earlier?

No not at all :happy
by Toons
Wed Apr 15, 2015 8:11 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Is 2007 Accord 60K mile service worth $300?
Replies: 54
Views: 4454

Re: Is 2007 Accord 60K mile service worth $300?

300?I would get it done and move on. :happy
by Toons
Mon Apr 13, 2015 10:46 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: TAXES...oh...taxes...
Replies: 28
Views: 3421

Re: TAXES...oh...taxes...

The way I look at the situation,I would rather have the money and pay the taxes,than not have the money and Not pay any taxes.No complaints here. :happy
by Toons
Thu Apr 09, 2015 8:23 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: 2 commas and mortgage-free
Replies: 33
Views: 4521

Re: 2 commas and mortgage-free

:thumbsup
by Toons
Wed Apr 08, 2015 9:55 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Poll: What is the credit limit of your credit card?
Replies: 56
Views: 3470

Re: Poll: What is the credit limit of your credit card?

I don't know ,I have to check it out. :happy
by Toons
Tue Apr 07, 2015 7:35 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Best way to track my personal historic return?
Replies: 6
Views: 744

Re: Best way to track my personal historic return?

Toons wrote:Quicken works.
I have entered about 22 years worth of All investment transactions in the software program,,it has been invaluable to me. :happy
by Toons
Tue Apr 07, 2015 7:34 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Best way to track my personal historic return?
Replies: 6
Views: 744

Re: Best way to track my personal historic return?

Quicken works.
I have entered about 22 years worth of investment transactions in the software program,,it has been invaluable to me. :happy
by Toons
Mon Apr 06, 2015 7:36 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Might Go $4,000 AAPL
Replies: 68
Views: 5309

Re: Might Go $4,000 AAPL

If it is a small portion of your investable assets,,go for it ,,,nothing wrong with speculating.
:happy
by Toons
Wed Apr 01, 2015 10:08 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Vanguard Prospectus
Replies: 14
Views: 1058

Re: Vanguard Prospectus

I read prospectus and semi-annual and annual reports :happy
by Toons
Tue Mar 31, 2015 10:37 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Anyone been Daycare Poor before? Advice on our situation!
Replies: 27
Views: 3645

Re: Anyone been Daycare Poor before? Advice on our situation

One of us gave up the career to enjoy the raising experience.
It was me,,Mr.Mom.
Wouldn't trade those experiences for anything in the world.
Would do it all over again. :happy
by Toons
Tue Mar 31, 2015 10:32 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Cloud Storage
Replies: 44
Views: 4570

Re: Cloud Storage

I use Google Drive as primary back up
Amazon uploads my photos automatically ,prime member unlimited storage
Microsoft offers free storage. :happy
by Toons
Tue Mar 31, 2015 10:28 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Should a true BH visit this forum regularly?
Replies: 32
Views: 3061

Re: Should a true BH visit this forum regularly?

Sometimes I feel like this is my "home away from home" :happy
by Toons
Tue Mar 31, 2015 10:26 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Minimizing income taxes in retirement
Replies: 54
Views: 5282

Re: Minimizing income taxes in retirement

Move to Tenneesee for starters :happy

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