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Re: Best books (textbooks) for theory

Sounds like the Ilmanen text is a good place to start, then I can start my way through the rest.

Stats and data analysis are part of my school curriculum, I'll skim over the Ruppert book and see how much overlap there is.
by chasely
Sun Mar 17, 2013 10:21 am
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Best books (textbooks) for theory
Replies: 18
Views: 1717

Best books (textbooks) for theory

I'm looking to get a little more into the theory side of investing in my "free time". Can anyone suggest some good books on investing theory, ideally self-contained? I'm competent in math and can handle more applied-math texts as well.

Thanks for your help.
by chasely
Fri Mar 15, 2013 11:32 am
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Best books (textbooks) for theory
Replies: 18
Views: 1717

Re: Detroit Metro Chapter - Grand Opening

I'd like to add my interest. I live in Ann Arbor.
by chasely
Fri Mar 15, 2013 11:09 am
 
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Detroit Metro Chapter - Grand Opening
Replies: 27
Views: 3412

Re: Dave Ramsey Defends His Investment Advice

Dave Ramsey has already responded to all those who criticize something he has written: After selling over three million books, I’ve decided if you criticize something I’ve written, you are the moron (laughing and giggling). I mean, what have you done? http://www.kahlerfinancial.com/financial-planni...
by chasely
Fri Mar 15, 2013 11:02 am
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Dave Ramsey Defends His Investment Advice
Replies: 120
Views: 11952

Re: Dave Ramsey Defends His Investment Advice

Has anyone run the numbers on Dave's advice for the last eight or ten years, since a little before the downturn until today, and compared the results to a 60/40 AA of, say, V's total stock market index fund and total bond fund? That would be the acid test in my opinion. Thanks to winning the real e...
by chasely
Thu Mar 14, 2013 6:54 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Dave Ramsey Defends His Investment Advice
Replies: 120
Views: 11952

Re: Amazon Item Price Change

For higher consideration purchases on Amazon I leverage http://camelcamelcamel.com/ If you are on a Chrome or Firefox browser (maybe others) you can install a plugin called Camelizer that will give you the same information as the website above but within the product page on Amazon. Saves you a trip...
by chasely
Thu Mar 14, 2013 1:55 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Amazon Item Price Change
Replies: 17
Views: 2480

Re: Dave Ramsey Defends His Investment Advice

You aren’t kidding. Here is his humble little abode. http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&site=imghp&tbm=isch&source=hp&biw=1239&bih=597&q=dave+ramsey+house&oq=dave+ramsey+house&gs_l=img.3..0j0i24l9.846.3336.0.5304.17.16.0.0.0.0.183.1736.5j11.16.0...0.0...1ac.1.5.img.p...
by chasely
Wed Mar 13, 2013 7:36 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Dave Ramsey Defends His Investment Advice
Replies: 120
Views: 11952

Re: Wade, What's Your Programming Software ?

While on the subject, one other program I've been meaning to learn, but which has seemed prohibitively expensive is SAS. It's popular in the US government. Does anyone know about an open source version for it? I will note that a really good alternative to Matlab is Octave , but it's only native on ...
by chasely
Wed Mar 13, 2013 4:35 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Wade, What's Your Programming Software ?
Replies: 22
Views: 2630

Re: spreadsheet of asset returns 1926 to present?

Just for reference, here is Simba's spreadsheet.

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by chasely
Wed Mar 13, 2013 2:46 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: spreadsheet of asset returns 1926 to present?
Replies: 9
Views: 902

Re: spreadsheet of asset returns 1926 to present?

This data complements of Damodaran is a great place to start building your free historical database :D http://pages.stern.nyu.edu/~adamodar/ Click on "updated data" and then find the link that has bills, bonds, and stocks historical returns. I think the OP is looking for something broken ...
by chasely
Wed Mar 13, 2013 1:23 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: spreadsheet of asset returns 1926 to present?
Replies: 9
Views: 902

Re: spreadsheet of asset returns 1926 to present?

Replying not because I have an answer, but because I'd like to know if this is available somewhere. Ibbotson has its SBBI data available through Morningstar, but I assume it's quite expensive.
by chasely
Wed Mar 13, 2013 12:57 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: spreadsheet of asset returns 1926 to present?
Replies: 9
Views: 902

Monte Carlo retirement savings simulation using R

Hello Bogleheads, I was wondering if anyone had a retirement savings simulator in the R stats computing software they'd be willing to share. I'm not very well versed in R (I use it more for data visualization) and would like to get a base code that I could play around with and build off of, since th...
by chasely
Wed Mar 13, 2013 11:31 am
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Monte Carlo retirement savings simulation using R
Replies: 0
Views: 246

Re: What credit/charge cards do you have in your wallet?

I've been irresponsible with my credit cards (currently digging out of that whole) so I no longer carry any of my cards. Once I am out of debt I would like to get something like that AMEX blue cash (or whatever it's called) that offers 5% cashback on groceries.

It will be a while though.
by chasely
Tue Feb 26, 2013 11:15 am
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: What credit/charge cards do you have in your wallet?
Replies: 114
Views: 37445

Re: Where were you financially in your late twenties?

After that I'll start saving into my emergency fund. Only unfortunate thing about being a PhD student is that our stipend is not eligible for ROTH IRA contributions. Wait a sec... are you sure you're not eligible for Roth IRA? Apparently there are some weird gray areas here. If you have a "fel...
by chasely
Sat Feb 23, 2013 2:51 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Where were you financially in your late twenties?
Replies: 191
Views: 12284

Re: Where were you financially in your late twenties?

As I get further along in my studies I'm hoping to be able to do a little consulting (maybe a months worth a year) in order to get some income that's eligible for an IRA contribution, but I've got some more important things to take care of before then :happy Is there a possibility of paid summer in...
by chasely
Sat Feb 23, 2013 2:34 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Where were you financially in your late twenties?
Replies: 191
Views: 12284

Re: Where were you financially in your late twenties?

This thread makes me feel (slightly) better about where I am. I'm turning 26 within the week. I am currently working on my PhD in an engineering field and have a net worth of about -50k. That's split about 70/30 between student loans/credit cards. Currently paying down the credit card debt with an e...
by chasely
Wed Feb 20, 2013 9:39 am
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Where were you financially in your late twenties?
Replies: 191
Views: 12284

Re: Age 25: Beginning PhD and wondering how to manage debt

Do you start your Ph.D. program in August or September? If you start in August, you won't be eligible because you were a student for five months of 2012. If you start in September, you will be eligible unless you were also a student earlier this year. I start in September. Unfortunately, I was also...
by chasely
Thu Jun 28, 2012 9:07 am
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Age 25: Beginning PhD and wondering how to manage debt
Replies: 15
Views: 1571

Re: Age 25: Beginning PhD and wondering how to manage debt

ETA: I believe you will be able to contribute to a Roth IRA after you are married. So, all is not lost on the Roth front while you're in school. http://fairmark.com/rothira/spousal.htm You are absolutely correct. I forgot about the spousal Roth. Thanks again! If I am reading things correctly, the c...
by chasely
Wed Jun 27, 2012 3:58 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Age 25: Beginning PhD and wondering how to manage debt
Replies: 15
Views: 1571

Re: Age 25: Beginning PhD and wondering how to manage debt

1. Get rid of the credit card debt ASAP. If push comes to shove, I might consider taking out either a Stafford or private student loan to avoid that high interest credit card debt. Actually, the variable-rate private loans have a low interest rate right now for those with good credit, and if you pa...
by chasely
Wed Jun 27, 2012 1:00 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Age 25: Beginning PhD and wondering how to manage debt
Replies: 15
Views: 1571

Re: Age 25: Beginning PhD and wondering how to manage debt

Thanks for the response. Something I did not mention in my original post that is worth noting. I am working as an intern this summer and am making approximately 50% more than my stated income until I start the program. I fully plan on having the USBank card paid off by the time I start the program, ...
by chasely
Wed Jun 27, 2012 12:01 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Age 25: Beginning PhD and wondering how to manage debt
Replies: 15
Views: 1571

Age 25: Beginning PhD and wondering how to manage debt

Hi Bogleheads, I've been a lurker on these forums for a long time, and am finally coming for advice. I'll be starting my PhD program (engineering field with an emphasis on scientific computing) in the fall. I'm fortunate because my program provides five years of guaranteed funding at a minimum stipe...
by chasely
Wed Jun 27, 2012 10:19 am
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Age 25: Beginning PhD and wondering how to manage debt
Replies: 15
Views: 1571

Re: Mint Vs Ibank Vs Quicken for mac

Has Quicken for Mac improved? I remember it being awful not too long ago.
by chasely
Wed Jun 27, 2012 9:26 am
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Mint Vs Ibank Vs Quicken for mac
Replies: 40
Views: 6311

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