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Re: Seward AK to Denali, back to Anchorage

If U go to Denali make sure U catch the free sled dog demo. Very interesting.
by atfish
Sat Apr 12, 2014 6:37 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Seward AK to Denali, back to Anchorage
Replies: 8
Views: 640

Re: We Don't want to die with Money

If we only knew when we were going to "kick the bucket"...........
by atfish
Thu Mar 27, 2014 5:26 am
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: We Don't want to die with Money
Replies: 45
Views: 3758

opinions on this computer

What are your opinions on this computer??? I am getting this computer via eMachine lawsuit settlement. The computer will be used mostly for surfing the internet, paying bills, and checking email. Product Specifications Processor Type: Intel Processor Model: Celeron G1620 Processor Speed: 2.7GHz Proc...
by atfish
Fri Feb 21, 2014 11:17 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: opinions on this computer
Replies: 5
Views: 387

Re: Favorite National Parks

By far Denali is our favorite NP. Great hiking and twice a day, during the summer months, they have a sled dog demonstration. Take the shuttle bus into the park and, depending on the animals, you will get to see caribou, moose, fox, wolves, bears, sheep, goats in their natural habitat. If you are lu...
by atfish
Tue Jan 28, 2014 12:22 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: .....
Replies: 74
Views: 3126

Re: High Earners - What's Your Profession?

Retired small business owner.
by atfish
Mon Jan 13, 2014 7:57 am
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: High Earners - What's Your Profession?
Replies: 334
Views: 22774

Re: Laptop suggestions (for my mom)

Am helping my mom get with the times with regard to her computer usage. She is currently using a desktop that is probably 10-15 years old and dial up! She is (understandably) frustrated when she tries to accomplish even the simplest of tasks online. I suggested that she get a laptop and get wifi, w...
by atfish
Sun Jan 05, 2014 3:25 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Laptop suggestions (for my mom)
Replies: 10
Views: 450

Re: TV show recommendations?

My all time favorite is "The Honeymooners" with Jackie Gleason & Art Carney. BTW the actress that played Trixie pasted away the other day. RIP Trixie.
by atfish
Fri Dec 06, 2013 11:58 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: TV show recommendations?
Replies: 200
Views: 14321

Re: recommendations for a new laptop

ieee488 wrote:there is already another discussion on this viewtopic.php?f=11&t=117029


ooops! Didn't see the posting when I was typing my post.
by atfish
Fri Jun 07, 2013 9:25 am
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: recommendations for a new laptop
Replies: 3
Views: 329

recommendations for a new laptop

Would appreciate some recommendations on a new laptop computer. The new laptop would be used primarily for surfing the internet & checking e-mail while traveling.
by atfish
Fri Jun 07, 2013 8:43 am
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: recommendations for a new laptop
Replies: 3
Views: 329

Re: I got to thank a WWII Veteran today.

Levett wrote:The bravest people I've seen (some from family) are those dealing with terminal illness and yet affirming life.

Service in the military is overrated.

Lev


Overrated???? Have you been in the military serving in a war zone dodging bullets???
by atfish
Tue May 14, 2013 7:53 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: I got to thank a WWII Veteran today.
Replies: 30
Views: 1627

Re: Cash back credit card + no foreign transaction fee?

Check out the PenFed Platinum Cash Rewards Visa® Card. No foreign transaction fees, 5% back on gas purchases, but only .25% on other purchases. Also no annual fee. The site is: penfed.org
by atfish
Sun May 12, 2013 9:15 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Cash back credit card + no foreign transaction fee?
Replies: 20
Views: 2363

Re: The golden age of retirement - is now??

People talk about wanting to go back to the "Good old Days". Not me!!! For me now is the "Good Old Days" & my golden age of retirement.
by atfish
Thu May 02, 2013 8:16 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: The golden age of retirement - is now??
Replies: 21
Views: 3916

Re: Your best financial move

Contributing the max to my 401K & IRA.
Buying Ebay at the IPO & selling after 1200 % gain.
Discovering this forum.
by atfish
Wed May 01, 2013 9:35 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Your best financial move
Replies: 98
Views: 7729

Re: Your Dumbest Financial Move

Buying stock in Loral Space & Communications (LOR). One of those "You can't miss", "Sure thing" stocks. The company provided cell service to any where in the world, even to the amazon jungle. Rode it down to "0". Another one of those "it can't get any cheaper&q...
by atfish
Tue Apr 30, 2013 9:14 am
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Your Dumbest Financial Move
Replies: 166
Views: 13148

Re: Tenant wants to purchase property and pay me mortgage- H

Hi- Im new here and have enjoyed reading all the posts. I have a question that Im looking for advice on regarding an income property that I own. I currently have a tenant who wants to buy the property but wants me to hold the mortgage...any thoughts? If I understand correctly if they dont pay then ...
by atfish
Thu Apr 04, 2013 7:04 am
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Tenant wants to purchase property and pay me mortgage- HELP!
Replies: 12
Views: 1459

Re: Transfer of Assets Before Death

TravelforFun wrote:Hiding their assets so that others can pay for your grandparents' long term care is called cheating.



X2
by atfish
Tue Mar 26, 2013 8:47 am
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Transfer of Assets Before Death
Replies: 29
Views: 2133

Re: Selling a rental property

You should have added the additional work and upgrades to the purchase price of the property. When added together this would be the starting point for the depreciation when you start renting the property. Just to be sure I would check with a CPA.
by atfish
Mon Mar 25, 2013 5:15 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Selling a rental property
Replies: 4
Views: 543

Re: Rick Ferri's Portfolio

"And remember that I spent the first 8 years out of college serving in the Marines."

Thanks so much Rick for serving our country.
by atfish
Sun Mar 10, 2013 8:13 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Rick Ferri's Portfolio
Replies: 186
Views: 54954

Re: grass trimmer?

ECHO makes a very good dependable trimmer. Check out what the professional lawncare pros are using.
by atfish
Sat Mar 09, 2013 9:01 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: grass trimmer?
Replies: 18
Views: 1163

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V

"My Personal Best" by John Wooden
by atfish
Fri Mar 08, 2013 9:01 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V
Replies: 2636
Views: 604173

Re: That Frugal Thing You Do

Buy whole milk and water it down to 2% or 1%, etc. Usually the stores around here charge about the same for whole or 2% milk.
by atfish
Wed Feb 20, 2013 3:44 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: That Frugal Thing You Do
Replies: 500
Views: 95559

Re: 3-fund portfolio: replace bonds with CDs?

the one bright spot is that most of my f.i. in my 401k is in a s.v.f. paying 3%, so barring any black swan stable value fund event, i'm good with a few bond funds in my ira's (including s.t. tips and s.t. bond idx).
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Would you share with us where you are getting 3% in a Stable Value Fund????
by atfish
Sun Feb 17, 2013 8:27 am
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: 3-fund portfolio: replace bonds with CDs?
Replies: 58
Views: 6669

Re: Legos

We still have Legos from the 1970s our 2 kids played with. Now we have a hugh pile and our Grandkids play with them; sometimes for hours. Hopefully we will have Great Grandkids and they get to play with them.
by atfish
Sun Feb 10, 2013 5:42 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Legos
Replies: 52
Views: 4276

Re: Live in rural area, need internet provider

Have used Hughesnet for 4 years with so-so results. They have recently upgraded our speeds and allocations. Not many options for rural folks.
by atfish
Fri Feb 08, 2013 10:51 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Live in rural area, need internet provider
Replies: 12
Views: 1269

Re: Buy long term treasuries in 1981?

Did not have extra monies for bonds nor CDs.
by atfish
Fri Feb 08, 2013 7:58 am
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Buy long term treasuries in 1981?
Replies: 50
Views: 2545

Re: Sell in May strategy

larryswedroe wrote:If interested you can check out my blog at CBSNEWS as I have written on the strategy several times, and even before costs, especially taxes it has not worked
Larry


Thanks Larry for sharing your research material and especially keeping us focused on the BH way of investing.
by atfish
Wed Jan 30, 2013 2:24 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Sell in May strategy
Replies: 19
Views: 1803

Sell in May strategy

Has any BH ever employed the "Sell in May & go away strategy" and if so what was the results???
by atfish
Wed Jan 30, 2013 9:47 am
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Sell in May strategy
Replies: 19
Views: 1803

Re: How much to spend on a new washer & dryer

Purchased Whirlpool Cabrio washer and dryer from Lowes about a year and a half ago, very efficient,no regrets very pleased. Spent about 1500 for both maybe a little more Like others have said open credit card get a discount :happy http://www.lowes.com/Search=cabrio+washer?storeId=10151&langId=-...
by atfish
Wed Jan 23, 2013 6:29 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How much to spend on a new washer & dryer
Replies: 66
Views: 7721

Re: Your most intense movie scene

Jack Nickelson's character in "One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest", especially the scene when they wanted to watch TV and Nurse Ratchett would not allow it.
by atfish
Wed Jan 23, 2013 6:21 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Your most intense movie scene
Replies: 155
Views: 8693

Re: Dividend paying stocks in a bubble???

Please do a little reading in the history of markets before throwing words like "bubble" around. Overuse of words can rob them of their meaning.[/quote] I was merely asking people's opinion. I don't think they are in a "bubble", but historially they are overvalued. I do remember ...
by atfish
Tue Jan 22, 2013 11:32 am
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Dividend paying stocks in a bubble???
Replies: 15
Views: 1053

Re: Dividend paying stocks in a bubble???

johnep wrote:I do not know if they are or not. Why do you think they are?

I don't think they are. i have read in some financial blogs about being in a bubble and I was asking for BH's opinion if they think they are.
by atfish
Tue Jan 22, 2013 9:49 am
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Dividend paying stocks in a bubble???
Replies: 15
Views: 1053

Dividend paying stocks in a bubble???

Do most BH’s think that dividend paying stocks are in a bubble?? If so, what would be the result if and when the bubble burst??
by atfish
Tue Jan 22, 2013 9:34 am
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Dividend paying stocks in a bubble???
Replies: 15
Views: 1053

Re: That Frugal Thing You Do

What type of roaster do you have?

I've considered doing this for a long time but what little research I've done into roasters has seemed overwhelming and the decent roasters uber-pricey.[/quote]

Some people use hot air popcorn poppers to roast coffee.
by atfish
Tue Jan 22, 2013 8:35 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: That Frugal Thing You Do
Replies: 500
Views: 95559

Re: What a wild ride 1980 was for interest rates

I got caught in a wild ride with interest rates in Sep. 1979 when I took out a construction loan to build a house that was initially set at 13% but had risen to 18% during the 3 month construction phase. The loan couldn't be locked in till the house was finished. I didn't lock in the loan till inter...
by atfish
Mon Jan 21, 2013 8:04 am
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: What a wild ride 1980 was for interest rates
Replies: 10
Views: 795

Re: How many athletic bogleheads?

I think it was Neil Armstrong (you know, the moon guy) who also believed we had a finite number of heart beats and did little or no exercising. Yes, I quoted Neil Armstrong and he deserves all the credit. He is one of my heros. I stayed up late that eventful night, July 1969, to watch him landing o...
by atfish
Fri Jan 18, 2013 8:24 am
 
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: How many athletic bogleheads?
Replies: 111
Views: 10025

Re: trusted computer help forum

I agree with others it sounds like for whatever reason Win7 is sometimes not detecting the native resolution of your display and thus is defaulting to a lower resolution (why things are larger) and is probably not displayed correctly which probably accounts for the disappearing scroll bar. Your pro...
by atfish
Thu Jan 17, 2013 10:21 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: trusted computer help forum
Replies: 8
Views: 576

Re: How many athletic bogleheads?

WOW!!!! I guess everybody is entitled to their own thing. I am 65, normal weight and usually try to walk 2 miles 2/3 times per week. I believe you are born with so many heartbeats and I don't want to use mind running up and down the street.
by atfish
Thu Jan 17, 2013 8:03 am
 
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: How many athletic bogleheads?
Replies: 111
Views: 10025

trusted computer help forum

Having trouble with my desk top computer & need recommendations for a trusted computer help forum. Sometimes when I start my computer the screen & icons are a lot larger and the scroll bar isn't visible. I can restore to an earlier point & it will be OK for a few days and then it will do...
by atfish
Wed Jan 16, 2013 10:24 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: trusted computer help forum
Replies: 8
Views: 576

Re: Trailer home replacement - depreciate or not?

Jay69 wrote:I like hillbillies

+1 especially Popcorn Sutton (legendary Moonshiner from North Carolina).
by atfish
Wed Jan 09, 2013 4:33 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Trailer home replacement - depreciate or not?
Replies: 6
Views: 578

Re: What was your most Non-Boglehead-like move?

Being young & dumb I bought Ebay when it went public. Luckly it turned out to be a very good investment. Sold partial shares after every stock split. Made outstanding profits and went to Vanguard and bought BH type investments to help protect the profit. Being older now and hopefully wiser I pro...
by atfish
Mon Jan 07, 2013 12:19 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What was your most Non-Boglehead-like move?
Replies: 29
Views: 2216

Re: For those of you who have kept your cars for a long time

2003 Dodge PU with 164,000 miles & 2009 Toyota Rave 4 with 98,000 miles. Tend to buy new vehicles and drive them till wore out.
by atfish
Mon Jan 07, 2013 10:45 am
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: For those of you who have kept your cars for a long time...
Replies: 95
Views: 5675

Re: Home Furnace: Brand Recommendations

Saving$ wrote:Agree with the recommendations for Trane. However, ask the installer for American Standard. This is a rebranded Trane - they come off the same production lines and have the same parts. Mine even came in boxes marked "Trane."

+1 Same parts, different name.
by atfish
Sat Jan 05, 2013 8:06 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Home Furnace: Brand Recommendations
Replies: 34
Views: 3282

Re: I sold all my mutual funds and stocks on December 20th

Elbowman wrote:Don't be too harsh on him, at least he had the guts to come back here and post his loss.

I agree. Maybe some of us learned from this.
by atfish
Wed Jan 02, 2013 11:05 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: I sold all my mutual funds and stocks on December 20th
Replies: 72
Views: 8601

Re: Becoming a Landlord Experiences

Reading through this thread, I am still a bit confused on what is more efficient approach: Invest on income producing property such as Condo or multiple family house to collect rent, or put money into index fund? Have anyone done any study on this? I would think it would be almost impossible to con...
by atfish
Tue Jan 01, 2013 12:04 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Becoming a Landlord Experiences
Replies: 77
Views: 8087

Re: Need Bourbon Advice

rocket wrote:Don't drink bourbon. Drink Jack Daniels, it's better.

+1
by atfish
Sat Dec 29, 2012 5:38 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Need Bourbon Advice
Replies: 45
Views: 6008

Re: dividend paying stocks

Thanks nisiprius , you did an excellent job of explaining Total Return. "Total return is total return, no matter where it happens to come from."
by atfish
Thu Dec 27, 2012 7:20 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: dividend paying stocks
Replies: 11
Views: 1049

Re: Alaskan Cruise

You will love Alaska!!! The scenery is absolutely stunning. If you like to fish it has world class fishing. The only drawback, on a cruise, I can see is most of the Alaskan cities are small and when more than 1 cruiseship stops there it kind of overwhelms the town. We have been there 4 times and are...
by atfish
Thu Dec 27, 2012 4:08 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Alaskan Cruise
Replies: 7
Views: 583

Re: dividend paying stocks

Because practically all funds pay dividends, so you don't need a fund with "dividend" in the name to get dividends. Lots of dividends. If you look at the Vanguard Dividend Growth Fund, the SEC yield right now is 2.29%. TSM Admiral Shares is 2.09%. While the Dividend Yield is 20 basis poin...
by atfish
Thu Dec 27, 2012 10:17 am
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: dividend paying stocks
Replies: 11
Views: 1049

dividend paying stocks

Since 1926 dividend paying stocks have provided approximately 50% of the total market return. How come BH's don't pay more attention to dividend funds such as DVY. Granted the historic return of dividend stocks is skewed to earlier decades, but in the future it could revert to the mean.
by atfish
Thu Dec 27, 2012 9:13 am
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: dividend paying stocks
Replies: 11
Views: 1049

Finding cheap flights to Alaska

Anybody have any suggestions for finding cheap flights to Alaska for a summer trip???
by atfish
Wed Dec 26, 2012 4:45 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Finding cheap flights to Alaska
Replies: 7
Views: 616
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