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by abuss368
Sat Jul 04, 2015 12:42 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Jack Bogle Books - Updated?
Replies: 6
Views: 581

Re: Jack Bogle Books - Updated?

nedsaid wrote:Of course I enjoyed the book. I enjoy any of John Bogle's writings and interviews.


I have every book in hardcover mint condition on our bookshelf.

I have learned much.

Thank you Jack Bogle!
by abuss368
Fri Jul 03, 2015 9:38 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Saving on Golf
Replies: 18
Views: 951

Re: Saving on Golf

Golf as a sport in the US is in the process of dying. The latest stats show that for the last 8 years more courses have closed than opened by a significant majority. In 2013, 14 new courses opened, and 157 closed. Since 2006, 643 courses have closed. There have also been many articles that note too...
by abuss368
Fri Jul 03, 2015 9:37 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Buying a new desktop computer
Replies: 35
Views: 2159

Re: Buying a new desktop computer

I can't think of any reason to buy a desktop computer. Buy a great laptop like a MacBook instead and get a full size keyboard and big monitor to use it at home. The laptop can be used for both mobile and home computing. Desktops are 100% obsolete. I have not worked on a desktop in years. Prefer lap...
by abuss368
Fri Jul 03, 2015 9:36 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Jack Bogle books at 50% discount for Bogleheads
Replies: 16
Views: 3485

Re: Jack Bogle books at 50% discount for Bogleheads

Will Jack Bogle pen anymore books? I watched an interview were Mr. Bogle noted that everytime he says he is done writing, he does another book!
by abuss368
Fri Jul 03, 2015 9:08 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Buying a new desktop computer
Replies: 35
Views: 2159

Re: Buying a new desktop computer

We switched to a MacBook Pro this year. We have been using many Apple products over the past few years and slowing were transitioning to all Apple products. By far, the best products we have ever used. So easy and to quote Steve Jobs "They Just Work". I was amazed by how much more product...
by abuss368
Fri Jul 03, 2015 9:03 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Jack Bogle Books - Updated?
Replies: 6
Views: 581

Re: Jack Bogle Books - Updated?

Bogleheads, It appears that Wiley (i.e. Wiley Investment Classics) has released two updated Jack Bogle books: 1) Bogle on Mutual Funds 2) Jack Bogle on Investing - The First 50 Years Has anyone purchased these books? Thoughts and feedback appreciated. Best. I purchased the "Bogle on Mutual Fun...
by abuss368
Fri Jul 03, 2015 8:16 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Vehicle suggestions for Tall?
Replies: 43
Views: 2699

Re: Vehicle suggestions for Tall?

Double Decker Bus?
by abuss368
Fri Jul 03, 2015 8:15 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Buying a new desktop computer
Replies: 35
Views: 2159

Re: Buying a new desktop computer

We switched to a MacBook Pro this year. We have been using many Apple products over the past few years and slowing were transitioning to all Apple products. By far, the best products we have ever used.

So easy and to quote Steve Jobs "They Just Work".
by abuss368
Fri Jul 03, 2015 8:14 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Jack Bogle Books - Updated?
Replies: 6
Views: 581

Re: Jack Bogle Books - Updated?

Is Mr. Bogle going to write any additional books?
by abuss368
Fri Jul 03, 2015 8:13 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: $500 Graduation gift investment
Replies: 15
Views: 842

Re: $500 Graduation gift investment

Watty wrote:I think using it as an emergency fund would be a better choice if he doesn't already have one.


In many cases I would agree. However, as a student, what emergency?
by abuss368
Fri Jul 03, 2015 8:13 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Saving on Golf
Replies: 18
Views: 951

Re: Saving on Golf

Golf is an excellent game with a lot of memories!
by abuss368
Fri Jul 03, 2015 8:10 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: TIPS - Did you give up?
Replies: 69
Views: 4478

Re: TIPS - Did you give up?

From another Morningstar thread: Bogleheads Unite -

If TIPs were in brick and mortar, several years from now their development could be watch in the History Channel in an episode of Engineering Disasters.

Yes...for the owners....but brilliant engineerng in the eyes of the issuer!
by abuss368
Fri Jul 03, 2015 7:21 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: $500 Graduation gift investment
Replies: 15
Views: 842

Re: $500 Graduation gift investment

My longtime friends son just graduated from high school. I gave him a gift of cash as did several others. Of that cash he has decided to invest $500.Which represents most of his gift money. He has come to me for advice looking for where to invest. I automatically said Vanguard total stock market in...
by abuss368
Fri Jul 03, 2015 7:19 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Saving on Golf
Replies: 18
Views: 951

Re: Saving on Golf

I have taken up the sport over the last year or so. I find it relaxing and very enjoyable with friends and business. We typically tee off at 11:00 or even 1:00/2:00 and the fee is much lower.

Best.
by abuss368
Fri Jul 03, 2015 7:13 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Are REITs necessary in a portfolio? Why?
Replies: 76
Views: 5202

Re: Are REITs necessary in a portfolio? Why?

I know others will disagree, but I view my home as a major asset and thus an investment. True, there is a high likelihood I will never move, but there is also a good chance I will outlive my financial portfolio as well, and, like my financial portfolio, my equity is security (since I could sell if ...
by abuss368
Fri Jul 03, 2015 2:10 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Jack Bogle Books - Updated?
Replies: 6
Views: 581

Jack Bogle Books - Updated?

Bogleheads,

It appears that Wiley (i.e. Wiley Investment Classics) has released two updated Jack Bogle books:

1) Bogle on Mutual Funds

2) Jack Bogle on Investing - The First 50 Years

Has anyone purchased these books?

Thoughts and feedback appreciated.

Best.
by abuss368
Fri Jul 03, 2015 8:26 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Are REITs necessary in a portfolio? Why?
Replies: 76
Views: 5202

Re: "Rising Interest Rates Wreak Havoc on REITs"

Taylor Larimore wrote:Bogleheads:

Morningstar posted an article about REITs today. This is the link:

Rising Interest Rates Wreak Havoc on REITs

Best wishes.
Taylor


Thanks Taylor!
by abuss368
Thu Jul 02, 2015 8:39 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Are REITs necessary in a portfolio? Why?
Replies: 76
Views: 5202

Re: Are REITs necessary in a portfolio? Why?

Have any Bogleheads read any additional information or advice from David Swensen in terms of REITs - US and International?
by abuss368
Thu Jul 02, 2015 8:35 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: MacBook Air - power issues
Replies: 13
Views: 964

Re: MacBook Air - power issues

I hope you paid for AppleCares. If a battery issues, you may actually get a totally new replacement current model machine. It happen to me ~ 2 yrs ago. Or bought it with a credit card that doubles the warranty. Can you please explain in more detail? Thanks! Many credit cards double the manufacturer...
by abuss368
Thu Jul 02, 2015 12:50 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Beginner
Replies: 7
Views: 394

Re: Beginner

Have you read any good investing books?
by abuss368
Thu Jul 02, 2015 12:49 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: When to start a 529 Plan
Replies: 11
Views: 985

Re: When to start a 529 Plan

Retirement first then college.
by abuss368
Thu Jul 02, 2015 12:49 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Tax Loss Harvesting
Replies: 22
Views: 1337

Re: Tax Loss Harvesting

Correct. Go to cash. Keep it simple.
by abuss368
Thu Jul 02, 2015 12:48 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Three devices = redundancy
Replies: 36
Views: 3913

Re: Three devices = redundancy

iPhone is the best phone we have ever used.
by abuss368
Thu Jul 02, 2015 12:46 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: TIPS - Did you give up?
Replies: 69
Views: 4478

Re: TIPS - Did you give up?

Great thread thus far.

Best.
by abuss368
Thu Jul 02, 2015 12:45 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: MacBook Air - power issues
Replies: 13
Views: 964

Re: MacBook Air - power issues

SteveM wrote:
stickman731 wrote:I hope you paid for AppleCares. If a battery issues, you may actually get a totally new replacement current model machine. It happen to me ~ 2 yrs ago.


Or bought it with a credit card that doubles the warranty.


Can you please explain in more detail?

Thanks!
by abuss368
Thu Jul 02, 2015 12:43 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Morningstar/Kitces -- Social Security as Part of Asset Allocation
Replies: 23
Views: 2118

Re: Morningstar/Kitces -- Social Security as Part of Asset Allocation

Social Security should be treated as you would a salary, because that's essentially what it is. It's an extension of your human capital. This income cannot be converted into a lump sum and it goes away when you pass away. So it's not a bond in the least, and should not be included as part of a fixe...
by abuss368
Wed Jul 01, 2015 9:54 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Are REITs necessary in a portfolio? Why?
Replies: 76
Views: 5202

Re: Are REITs necessary in a portfolio? Why?

We invest in both U.S. And International REIT Index Funds. They seem to perform differently than stocks. VNQ (Vanguard REIT ETF) and VTI (Vanguard Total Market ETF): Correlation 09/29/2004 - 06/30/2015 = .79 That's not a huge difference in behavior. They feel like they smooth out fluctuations day t...
by abuss368
Wed Jul 01, 2015 9:44 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Father died last year. $300k worth of stock went through Probate court (NY). Now what?
Replies: 9
Views: 1168

Re: Father died last year. $300k worth of stock went through Probate court (NY). Now what?

I am sorry to hear of your loss.

Sell the stock to decrease investment risks. Consider an all in one Vanguard fund.

God Bless.
by abuss368
Wed Jul 01, 2015 9:10 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Are REITs necessary in a portfolio? Why?
Replies: 76
Views: 5202

Re: Are REITs necessary in a portfolio? Why?

We invest in both U.S. And International REIT Index Funds. They seem to perform differently than stocks.
by abuss368
Wed Jul 01, 2015 9:08 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Real Estate Inspection Question
Replies: 17
Views: 1288

Re: Real Estate Inspection Question

I would move on.
by abuss368
Wed Jul 01, 2015 9:07 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Pick One of Three! Vanguard Balanced Funds
Replies: 23
Views: 2762

Re: Pick One of Three! Vanguard Balanced Funds

Balanced Index. In fact Jack Bogle invests his personal funds for his grandkids in this exact fund. Mayor can find the interviews online.

Best.
by abuss368
Wed Jul 01, 2015 9:05 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: The Fund Name is Not Enough
Replies: 23
Views: 1560

Re: The Fund Name is Not Enough

Incredible.

Another reason why we prefer a few total market index funds.

Thank you Jack Bogle!
by abuss368
Wed Jul 01, 2015 9:04 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: TIPS Fund - dividends?
Replies: 20
Views: 1493

Re: TIPS Fund - dividends?

Great thread with really good responses.
by abuss368
Wed Jul 01, 2015 9:02 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: MacBook Pro Worth the money?
Replies: 74
Views: 7543

Re: MacBook Pro Worth the money?

I will never go back to Windows!
by abuss368
Wed Jul 01, 2015 9:01 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: BOGLEHEAD CONTEST -- Mid-Year Report
Replies: 5
Views: 832

Re: BOGLEHEAD CONTEST -- Mid-Year Report

I need to use options, derivatives, collars, and futures!
by abuss368
Wed Jul 01, 2015 8:59 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: TIPS - Did you give up?
Replies: 69
Views: 4478

Re: TIPS - Did you give up?

Leif wrote:
Steadfast wrote:You should have made this thread question a poll.

I kept my modest TIPS allocation. Inflation sneaks up.

Unfortunately polls have been disabled by site admin.


That explains it. Forget my follow up response.

Best.
by abuss368
Wed Jul 01, 2015 8:56 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: TIPS - Did you give up?
Replies: 69
Views: 4478

Re: TIPS - Did you give up?

Steadfast wrote:You should have made this thread question a poll.

I kept my modest TIPS allocation. Inflation sneaks up.


I wanted to but could not find the poll option since the last website update.
by abuss368
Wed Jul 01, 2015 5:13 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: TIPS - Did you give up?
Replies: 69
Views: 4478

Re: Did you used to invest in TIPS?

I tried to delete this thread when I first posted. I had another thread going! Perhaps someone knows how to merge? Send a PM to a moderator. They can merge for you. Thanks! I merged abuss368's thread into here and removed the duplicate first post. The best way to get a moderator's attention is to r...
by abuss368
Wed Jul 01, 2015 8:36 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: VHT vs VGHCX in taxable account
Replies: 6
Views: 504

Re: VHT vs VGHCX in taxable account

Jack Bogle has noted that many investors could go their entire investment career without owning a sector fund and not miss it.
by abuss368
Wed Jul 01, 2015 8:35 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: TIPS - Did you give up?
Replies: 69
Views: 4478

Re: TIPS - Did you give up?

How many folks go to the trouble of setting up trusts to invest in TIPS? No limits on how many TIPS you can buy, so I assume you are asking about ibonds, not TIPS. There are other reasons to set up revocable living trusts (e.g., to make it easier for someone else of your choice to manage your finan...
by abuss368
Wed Jul 01, 2015 8:04 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: New Vanguard AMT-free National Municipal Bond Fund
Replies: 102
Views: 12398

Re: New Vanguard AMT-free National Municipal Bond Fund

stlutz wrote:No.

Vanguard will issue the new fund/ETF when they feel they are ready to. They said several years ago that they were going to have an entire lineup of such ETFs and they never happened.


Correct. My understanding was it was to be the second quarter of this year.
by abuss368
Wed Jul 01, 2015 8:02 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: TIPS - Did you give up?
Replies: 69
Views: 4478

Re: TIPS - Did you give up?

I... I have been buying $40K in I-Bonds annually. How are you doing this? I thought the maximum was $15k per SSN. $10k through Treasury Direct and another $5k via tax refund. Even assuming it's actually you and your spouse that have been buying annually, that would still only be $30k, and that assu...
by abuss368
Wed Jul 01, 2015 8:01 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: I'm Giving Up Golf
Replies: 40
Views: 6602

Re: I'm Giving Up Golf

Then again, in today's world there is also golf on the Nintendo Wii.
by abuss368
Wed Jul 01, 2015 8:00 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Very Low Volume - Should I Avoid These ETFs?
Replies: 15
Views: 1315

Re: Very Low Volume - Should I Avoid These ETFs?

I would avoid them. Jack Bogle has noted total market ETF's as the best option. Hi, let's assume that I want to slice and dice. My dilemma is, should I buy those 2 funds, or buy an alternative fund with higher volume and slight disadvantages? The first fund is the only European stocks fund I know o...
by abuss368
Wed Jul 01, 2015 7:59 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: MacBook Pro Worth the money?
Replies: 74
Views: 7543

Re: MacBook Pro Worth the money?

The sore point with me and Mac is that they don't have a touchscreen laptop (like the Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro I bought). :( I am a Macbook user. My DH uses Windows. He has a fairly new Dell laptop. If I use his laptop, his trackpad is so crappy that, yes, I find his touchscreen necessary to get around. W...
by abuss368
Wed Jul 01, 2015 7:58 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: TIPS Fund - dividends?
Replies: 20
Views: 1493

Re: TIPS Fund - dividends?

I am struggling to understand the loyalty or devotion to this fund. I feel for a retiree who may have a material amount of capital invested in this fund with no cash flow from dividends when Total Bond, Total International Bond, etc. are providing consistent monthly dividend income. TIPS are like a...
by abuss368
Wed Jul 01, 2015 7:57 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: VHT vs VGHCX in taxable account
Replies: 6
Views: 504

Re: VHT vs VGHCX in taxable account

I am not familiar with the security ticker symbols. Is one the active mutual fund and the other the index offering?
by abuss368
Wed Jul 01, 2015 6:29 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Bond Fund Dividends
Replies: 9
Views: 1253

Re: Bond Fund Dividends

The adjustment takes time as well.
by abuss368
Wed Jul 01, 2015 6:28 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: TIPS - Did you give up?
Replies: 69
Views: 4478

Re: Did you used to invest in TIPS?

Thanks Bogleheads!

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