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Re: POLL: Do you personally own a cell phone?

Yes, a dumb phone.
by chaz
Sat Nov 22, 2014 4:25 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: POLL: Do you personally own a cell phone?
Replies: 45
Views: 1910

Re: Movie dialog, "The Social Network." Hard to hear?

I liked the movie even with audio problem.
by chaz
Sat Nov 22, 2014 2:31 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Movie dialog, "The Social Network." Hard to hear?
Replies: 14
Views: 1212

Re: Banking Culture Breeds Dishonesty?

Nice links.
by chaz
Wed Nov 19, 2014 3:06 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Banking Culture Breeds Dishonesty?
Replies: 7
Views: 780

Re: Vacation in France

bberris wrote:Money can buy happiness, but you have to spend it. Accumulating wealth is not an end in itself.

+1.
by chaz
Tue Nov 18, 2014 3:31 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Vacation in France
Replies: 86
Views: 4290

Re: New to the Forum/Investing - Looking for some tips

Look at the forum wiki for some good help.
by chaz
Sun Nov 16, 2014 5:32 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: New to the Forum/Investing - Looking for some tips
Replies: 6
Views: 634

Re: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2015!

Why no Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2003?
by chaz
Sat Nov 15, 2014 4:47 pm
 
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2015!
Replies: 21
Views: 1823

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI

MP173 wrote:Just finished "Taken" by Robert Crais.

As usual, Elvis Cole and Joe Pike find themselves in a tough situation...this time involving human traffic trade.

Entertaining as always.

Ed

A very good author.
by chaz
Sat Nov 15, 2014 4:09 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI
Replies: 170
Views: 15865

Re: Who is mailing Holiday Cards this year?

Not me.
by chaz
Sat Nov 15, 2014 12:40 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Who is mailing Holiday Cards this year?
Replies: 52
Views: 3105

Re: Does anyone here make "fun" purchases.

I buy cruises.
by chaz
Fri Nov 14, 2014 1:13 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Does anyone here make "fun" purchases.
Replies: 111
Views: 6358

Re: Vacation in Quebec City

Lynette wrote:I created a little blog I created on my trip to Quebec City. My website is mainly for family and friends in South Africa. I went with Roadscholar in June.

http://journeyquebeccity.blogspot.com/

I'm still learning photography and web design.

Nice blog.
by chaz
Thu Nov 13, 2014 6:13 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Vacation in Quebec City
Replies: 18
Views: 1190

Re: Vanguard launches new offering ...

VictoriaF wrote:
peppers wrote:V

It reminds me of the television series about an alien invasion of earth.


It reminds me of my name.

Victoria

I can buy a V mug here.
by chaz
Thu Nov 13, 2014 2:58 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Vanguard launches new offering ... [Vanguard merchandise]
Replies: 90
Views: 9047

Re: Investing Advice on the Radio - Wish they would go away

rec7 wrote:Turn your wife on to Clark Howard.

+1.
by chaz
Thu Nov 13, 2014 2:53 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Investing Advice on the Radio - Wish they would go away
Replies: 19
Views: 1705

Re: Bogleheads, tell me about your 40's?

Not really financial related, but be prepared to need glasses to read things. It doesn't matter how great your far vision is, even if it is better than 20/20, as reading doesn't seem to figure into those numbers. The font size and lighting conditions make a big difference in your reading capabiliti...
by chaz
Thu Nov 13, 2014 2:35 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Bogleheads, tell me about your 40's?
Replies: 91
Views: 11614

Re: Bogleheads, tell me about your 40's?

The 40's was a great time for me. My savings grew as my income rose. Aging not an issue.
by chaz
Thu Nov 13, 2014 1:48 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Bogleheads, tell me about your 40's?
Replies: 91
Views: 11614

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI

"Napoleon's Pyramids" by William Dietrich.
by chaz
Wed Nov 12, 2014 3:20 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI
Replies: 170
Views: 15865

Re: “Buffett” Has Two Tees [poem]

Humor + poetry = a nice thread!

Thanks to all!
by chaz
Tue Nov 11, 2014 11:25 am
 
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: “Buffett” Has Two Tees [poem]
Replies: 13
Views: 1420

Re: Anyone have a smartwatch?

I have a dumb watch and a dumb cell phone.
by chaz
Mon Nov 10, 2014 5:27 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Anyone have a smartwatch?
Replies: 10
Views: 946

Re: Life purpose revisited

VictoriaF wrote:
chaz wrote:
VictoriaF wrote:
chaz wrote:Having an IRA at Vanguard is happiness.


Some people define happiness as a Vanguard coffee mug.

Victoria

To each, his/her own.


Not everyone has his/her own Vanguard coffee mug, yet.

Victoria

Can you ask Vanguard to send me a mug? Thanks.
by chaz
Mon Nov 10, 2014 5:13 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Life purpose revisited
Replies: 46
Views: 6083

Re: Puerto Rico

by chaz
Mon Nov 10, 2014 2:31 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Puerto Rico
Replies: 16
Views: 1490

Re: Life purpose revisited

VictoriaF wrote:
chaz wrote:Having an IRA at Vanguard is happiness.


Some people define happiness as a Vanguard coffee mug.

Victoria

To each, his/her own.
by chaz
Mon Nov 10, 2014 1:51 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Life purpose revisited
Replies: 46
Views: 6083

Re: Life purpose revisited

Having an IRA at Vanguard is happiness.
by chaz
Mon Nov 10, 2014 1:43 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Life purpose revisited
Replies: 46
Views: 6083

Re: Happy Birthday, Marines!

Semper fi, though I served in the USAF during the Korean War.
by chaz
Mon Nov 10, 2014 10:54 am
 
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Happy 239th Birthday, U.S. Marine Corps
Replies: 20
Views: 782

Re: “Buffett” Has Two Tees [poem]

I'm very impressed with the poetical talents shown by posters here! :shock:
by chaz
Mon Nov 10, 2014 10:40 am
 
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: “Buffett” Has Two Tees [poem]
Replies: 13
Views: 1420

Re: Whats the best index?

StormShadow wrote:No such thing as a "best index".

If you want diversification, Vanguard Total Stock Market Index Fund invests into the entire US stock market based upon market capitalization.

+1.
by chaz
Sun Nov 09, 2014 4:56 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Whats the best index?
Replies: 14
Views: 1589

Re: I'm Scared! Vanguard Target Retirement 2015 - What to d

I'm no longer scared - and for that I thank you all! 1) My Vanguard Target 2015 is staying put. 2) I'm going to delay taking SS as long as I can. 3) I'm going to arm myself with information 4) I'll be a regular on this forum! What a great group of people! Lot of good things in the forum wiki. Pleas...
by chaz
Sun Nov 09, 2014 3:07 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: I'm Scared! Vanguard Target Retirement 2015 - What to do!
Replies: 39
Views: 7216

Re: “Buffett” Has Two Tees [poem]

I like OP's poem.
by chaz
Sun Nov 09, 2014 1:50 pm
 
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: “Buffett” Has Two Tees [poem]
Replies: 13
Views: 1420

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

"Forrest Gump" on Netflix. Tom Hanks is very good.
by chaz
Sat Nov 08, 2014 3:15 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 218
Views: 17162

Re: "Easy" social security question...

Wait till 70 if in good health.
by chaz
Sat Nov 08, 2014 2:05 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: "Easy" social security question...
Replies: 50
Views: 3719

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI

"Gone" by Jonathan Kellerman.
by chaz
Thu Nov 06, 2014 11:01 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI
Replies: 170
Views: 15865

Re: What do you set your thermostat to (in F)?

70 in winter - 68 in summer.
by chaz
Tue Nov 04, 2014 2:33 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What do you set your thermostat to (in F)?
Replies: 81
Views: 4457

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Saw "Jack Reacher" on Netflix. Tom Cruise too short - otherwise, a good movie.
by chaz
Mon Nov 03, 2014 2:41 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 218
Views: 17162

Re: Headed for a 300+ point loss today?

autonomy wrote:Aaaaand we're on our way up this rollercoaster. This comic captures it perfectly:

Image

I like this cartoon. :D
by chaz
Mon Nov 03, 2014 12:20 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Headed for a 300+ point loss today?
Replies: 461
Views: 34335

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

tbilltubbs wrote:"The Judge"

Robert Duvall and Robert Downey Jr. Duvall is almost always great, and this was the best performance I recall from Downey Jr.

I just saw "The Judge", and it was excellent.
by chaz
Mon Nov 03, 2014 12:42 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 218
Views: 17162

Re: Very few kids in our neighborhood-Thoughts?

Tradeoffs abound.
by chaz
Mon Nov 03, 2014 12:38 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Very few kids in our neighborhood-Thoughts?
Replies: 29
Views: 3248

Re: Is Vanguard a good place to invest?

For what is worth, I have my little money at Vanguard, that is the company I prefer. However, other companies may allow you to save according to rational and efficient principles. Check out a list at http://www.bogleheads.org/wiki/Category:Investment_management_company I also have my account at Van...
by chaz
Mon Nov 03, 2014 12:36 am
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Is Vanguard a good place to invest?
Replies: 59
Views: 5007

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI

"Run for Your Life" by James Patterson.
by chaz
Sun Nov 02, 2014 3:42 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI
Replies: 170
Views: 15865

Re: 5 things you don't know about Vanguard

I knew all of them, except that #3 is so vague it's hard to say. Did I know that Vanguard is conservative and slow to pick up on trendy ideas? Yes. I wonder how many of Vanguard's customers know the name Jack Bogle. I would bet that if you know the name Jack Bogle, you probably do know that the nam...
by chaz
Sat Nov 01, 2014 3:29 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: 5 things you don't know about Vanguard
Replies: 21
Views: 4663

Re: 5 things you don't know about Vanguard

pkcrafter wrote:Thanks, I passed the test. I knew all five.

Paul

I knew 4, not the feud, #5.
by chaz
Sat Nov 01, 2014 2:35 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: 5 things you don't know about Vanguard
Replies: 21
Views: 4663

Re: Vanguard's Voice Recognition

Sounds good. :)
by chaz
Wed Oct 29, 2014 12:55 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Vanguard's Voice Recognition
Replies: 18
Views: 1252

Re: Would You Sell Or Continue Renting Out My Condo?

Sell. Tenants are trouble.
by chaz
Tue Oct 28, 2014 2:19 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Would You Sell Or Continue Renting Out My Condo?
Replies: 27
Views: 3321

Re: Most financially economical choice for a car

A new Toyota Corolla.
by chaz
Tue Oct 28, 2014 2:12 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Most financially economical choice for a car
Replies: 53
Views: 4622

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI

"Blood Test" by Jonathan Kellerman.
by chaz
Tue Oct 28, 2014 2:10 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI
Replies: 170
Views: 15865

Re: Questions on bond funds in taxable

Muni bonds.
by chaz
Tue Oct 28, 2014 1:44 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Questions on bond funds in taxable
Replies: 22
Views: 1654

Re: POLL: Gross Annual Retirement Income Before Taxes

What is your average gross retirement income or what do you anticipate your average gross retirement income to be per annum in today’s dollars , including pensions, Social Security, drawdown of savings, drawdown of investments, interest, dividends, capital gains, and other income (e.g., rental inco...
by chaz
Tue Oct 28, 2014 1:42 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: POLL: Gross Annual Retirement Income Before Taxes
Replies: 25
Views: 1994

Re: Do you dream about retirement?

anonforthis wrote:I hope I never have to retire.

It's usually voluntary. :?
by chaz
Mon Oct 27, 2014 12:18 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Do you dream about retirement?
Replies: 91
Views: 6568

Re: Vanguard, TIPs, Accrued Interest & RMDs

Vanguard computes my RMD amount for me. They computed my wife's for her and it was incorrect--that's what started this discussion. plannerman OK, I'll bite. Are you saying that Mrs. Plannerman's RMD was understated by the amount of accrued interest on TIPs held in her IRA? If that's the case, I'll ...
by chaz
Sun Oct 26, 2014 4:01 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Vanguard, TIPs, Accrued Interest & RMDs
Replies: 22
Views: 1711

Re: Vanguard, TIPs, Accrued Interest & RMDs

Vanguard computes my RMD amount for me.
by chaz
Sun Oct 26, 2014 12:31 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Vanguard, TIPs, Accrued Interest & RMDs
Replies: 22
Views: 1711
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