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by chaz
Tue Jun 02, 2015 2:55 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: 5 Investing Myths
Replies: 6
Views: 1271

Re: 5 Investing Myths

I like the Balanced Index Fund.
by chaz
Tue Feb 17, 2015 11:26 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Recommend a movie for a lonely Boglehead on Valentine's day
Replies: 87
Views: 5350

Re: Recommend a movie for a lonely Boglehead on Valentine's

rustymutt wrote:The African Queen. One of our favorites.

A very good movie. :)
by chaz
Mon Feb 16, 2015 5:12 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 937
Views: 150075

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Saw Jersey Boys. Sad story with good songs.
by chaz
Mon Feb 16, 2015 4:31 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: tax dependent vs $3950 vs income
Replies: 18
Views: 1426

Re: tax dependent vs $3950 vs income

ps56k wrote:
Sidney wrote:How old is he?
Didn't think that mattered - he is 24 -
and when I told TTax that he didn't earn over $3950, the exemption & deduction on my 1040 re-appeared...

Since he is 24 and earned over $3950, you should not give false info to TurboTax. The IRS is lurking.
by chaz
Mon Feb 16, 2015 3:23 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Free online news
Replies: 22
Views: 2147

Re: Free online news

www.cnn.com is good.
by chaz
Mon Feb 16, 2015 11:54 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What 3 MATERIAL things would you take with you?
Replies: 34
Views: 1621

Re: What 3 MATERIAL things would you take with you?

Chan_va wrote:
chaz wrote:DW and our 2 daughters.


That is a given. Everyone gets to go. The question is more about the everyday small things that you value after family, friends etc.

The only small thing would be my iPad.
by chaz
Mon Feb 16, 2015 11:51 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO THE BOGLEHEADS FORUM
Replies: 30
Views: 2819

Re: Happy Birthday to the Bogleheads.org Forum

Norris wrote:Thanks, Mel. It's also amazing how fast the eight years has gone by!

Norris

I agree. Sand in the hourglass. :(
by chaz
Mon Feb 16, 2015 11:47 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What 3 MATERIAL things would you take with you?
Replies: 34
Views: 1621

Re: What 3 MATERIAL things would you take with you?

DW and our 2 daughters.
by chaz
Sun Feb 15, 2015 2:54 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Consolidate 2 or 3-fund to single fund in taxable
Replies: 10
Views: 763

Re: Consolidate 2 or 3-fund to single fund in taxable

I like the Balanced Index Fund - easy for DH when I pass.
by chaz
Sat Feb 14, 2015 5:51 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Vanguard sued for charging too little
Replies: 280
Views: 49176

Re: Vanguard sued for charging too little

Hi: News update, Feb. 13, 2015: Judge quizzes both sides in Vanguard whistleblower case New York Superior Court Judge Joan Madden grilled lawyers for Vanguard Group and for former Vanguard tax attorney turned whistleblower David Danon this afternoon before promising to consider Vanguard's request t...
by chaz
Sat Feb 14, 2015 5:42 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Spring Break Ideas for Apr 4-11 for girls 4,6 yrs
Replies: 45
Views: 2860

Re: Spring Break Ideas for Apr 4-11 for girls 4,6 yrs

Disneyland, Anaheim, California.
by chaz
Sat Feb 14, 2015 5:27 pm
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: RSS feeds by thread
Replies: 16
Views: 3952

Re: RSS feeds by thread

airahcaz wrote:
chaz wrote:
LadyGeek wrote:The RSS feed is limited to the latest post for the past 12 hours, or 50 posts, whichever is less.

It works fine in Firefox, so there must be something different about Feedly.

Feedly works fine in Firefox.



Sorry I meant the Feedly app for iPhone.

I also have the Feedly app on my iPad.
by chaz
Sat Feb 14, 2015 4:33 pm
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: RSS feeds by thread
Replies: 16
Views: 3952

Re: RSS feeds by thread

LadyGeek wrote:The RSS feed is limited to the latest post for the past 12 hours, or 50 posts, whichever is less.

It works fine in Firefox, so there must be something different about Feedly.

Feedly works fine in Firefox.
by chaz
Sat Feb 14, 2015 4:25 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Where to buy nice men's dress shirts?
Replies: 84
Views: 7233

Re: Where to buy nice men's dress shirts?


Another true BH shopper.
by chaz
Sat Feb 14, 2015 4:09 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: This Weekend's WSJ (02/14-15/2015)
Replies: 4
Views: 951

Re: This Weekend's WSJ (02/14-15/2015)

Two columns of interest: 1) Weekend Investor section, "Don't Fear The Bear Market", by Morgan Housel: Referring to economist Hyman Minsky, he tells us that not only are bear markets inevitable, but they are necessary for healthy financial markets.....Housel also gives a shout-out to the V...
by chaz
Sat Feb 14, 2015 4:04 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Where to buy nice men's dress shirts?
Replies: 84
Views: 7233

Re: Where to buy nice men's dress shirts?

joe8d wrote:JC Penny. Stratford Dress Shirts.

A true BH shopper. :)
by chaz
Fri Feb 13, 2015 4:20 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: What to do with 5M?
Replies: 93
Views: 15972

Re: What to do with 5M?

Thanks everyone for the incredible and thought-out responses. I grabbed Bogle and Roth's iBooks and will do some holiday reading before pulling the trigger. And will also meditate on my true risk tolerance. And thanks to those who stressed the estate planning part - fortunately we did that with a p...
by chaz
Thu Feb 12, 2015 4:37 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: The Best 60/40 Portfolio?
Replies: 20
Views: 2415

Re: The Best 60/40 Portfolio?

Toons wrote:Vanguard Balanced Index Fund Admiral Shares (VBIAX) :happy

https://personal.vanguard.com/us/funds/ ... IntExt=INT

I completely agree with Toons!
by chaz
Thu Feb 12, 2015 4:26 pm
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: SIGN PETITION FOR Jack Bogle's Presidential Medal of Freedom
Replies: 182
Views: 14529

Re: Where is John C. Bogle's Presidential Medal of Freedom?

dolphinsaremammals wrote:Talk to your Congresscritter's office.

Yes!
by chaz
Thu Feb 12, 2015 4:20 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI
Replies: 829
Views: 141255

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI

"Choke" by Stuart Woods.
by chaz
Tue Feb 10, 2015 4:06 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Am I a mess?
Replies: 31
Views: 4214

Re: am I mess?

Keep your wife happy. Good luck.
by chaz
Tue Feb 10, 2015 4:01 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: I'm not a bad Boglehead [buying Powerball ticket]
Replies: 101
Views: 7040

Re: I'm not a bad Boglehead

gator15 wrote:I'm going to the casino this weekend to gamble away my allowance and I'm looking forward to it.

You have to be at least 21 to bet in a casino. Are you old enough but still getting an allowance?
by chaz
Tue Feb 10, 2015 3:55 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Is "Financial Independence" the new "Retirement?"
Replies: 52
Views: 7326

Re: Is "Financial Independence" the new "Retirement?"

It is time for retirement unless you enjoy your work.
by chaz
Tue Feb 10, 2015 3:54 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Best Small Cap Value Funds (Poll)
Replies: 28
Views: 4164

Re: Best Small Cap Value Funds (Poll)

I like Vanguard funds.
by chaz
Tue Feb 10, 2015 3:13 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Compensation Definition for Traditional IRA Limits
Replies: 5
Views: 308

Re: Compensation Definition for Traditional IRA Limits

Also, go to www.irs.gov and look at Pub 590 for IRA rules.
by chaz
Tue Feb 10, 2015 2:25 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Vanguard Funds Fantastic Performance !
Replies: 5
Views: 1123

Re: Vanguard Funds Fantastic Performance !

Thanks Taylor. Remarkable.
by chaz
Tue Feb 10, 2015 12:25 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Retirees and estimated tax payments
Replies: 31
Views: 1870

Re: Retirees and estimated tax payments

I have Vanguard calculate my RMD, take it in December and have designated percents for federal and state taxes withheld. If I have extra capital gains that year, I simply adjust my IRA RMD withholding. Also have withholding from pension. Never a need to mess with estimated taxes. investor I also do...
by chaz
Tue Feb 10, 2015 12:07 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 937
Views: 150075

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

To Be Or Not To Be, a classic with Jack Benny and Carol Lombard.
by chaz
Mon Feb 09, 2015 2:21 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: DIY Divorce in CA - what is fair asset division?
Replies: 17
Views: 1668

Re: DIY Divorce in CA - what is fair asset division?

This is a bump up because I don't know - but having observed some divorces, I'll offer a few observations. I really don't think our case is so complicated that we'd need a lawyer - am I right? Probably not. Is it fair Fair is what two reasonably informed individuals - who aren't under duress - agre...
by chaz
Sun Feb 08, 2015 4:08 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: VWINX a 1-Stop Shop? [Vanguard Wellesley]
Replies: 19
Views: 2537

Re: VWINX a 1-Stop Shop? [Vanguard Wellesley]

I like Balanced Index fund. :D
by chaz
Sun Feb 08, 2015 4:05 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: What do you use besides 3 Fund Portfolio? Why?
Replies: 18
Views: 1274

Re: What do you use besides 3 Fund Portfolio? Why?

I use a 1 fund portfolio: Balanced Index fund. :D
by chaz
Sun Feb 08, 2015 1:40 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Expense Ratios Of S&P 500 Index Funds In US
Replies: 8
Views: 646

Re: Expense Ratios Of S&P 500 Index Funds In US

Many people don't know about Vanguard and its low ERs. :oops:
by chaz
Sat Feb 07, 2015 11:32 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Surviving the Tax Bite of RMD Withdrawals in Retirement
Replies: 79
Views: 7523

Re: Surviving the Tax Bite of RMD Withdrawals in Retirement

RMDs provide living expenses, after deducting tax.
by chaz
Fri Feb 06, 2015 6:26 pm
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2015!
Replies: 102
Views: 13114

Re: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2015!

Just received my medicare card so count me in. Took buyout in late 2011 and never looked back. Many thanks to Mr Bogle and Bogleheads for financial education and moral support. Cheers! Hi Alice, Based on what you wrote, you are in the Retirement Class of 2011. You were a senior when this class memb...
by chaz
Fri Feb 06, 2015 6:09 pm
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2015!
Replies: 102
Views: 13114

Re: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2015!

Just received my medicare card so count me in. Took buyout in late 2011 and never looked back. Many thanks to Mr Bogle and Bogleheads for financial education and moral support. Cheers! Hi Alice, Based on what you wrote, you are in the Retirement Class of 2011. You were a senior when this class memb...
by chaz
Thu Feb 05, 2015 3:00 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Fidelity or Vanguard
Replies: 31
Views: 3221

Re: Fidelity or Vanguard

Vanguard is good and very safe.
by chaz
Thu Feb 05, 2015 1:35 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Bogle: The stock market seems to be ignoring the big risks
Replies: 13
Views: 2350

Re: Bogle: The stock market seems to be ignoring the big ris

airshow wrote:I thought for the last question he would simply answer - 'just staying the course' lol

He has stayed the course even though he didn't use those words.
by chaz
Thu Feb 05, 2015 12:32 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Bogle: The stock market seems to be ignoring the big risks
Replies: 13
Views: 2350

Re: Bogle: The stock market seems to be ignoring the big ris

Feb 9, 2015 issue of Forbes has a great article about Mr. Bogle, Vanguard, indexing versus active, and even mentions bogleheads.
by chaz
Tue Feb 03, 2015 6:59 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 937
Views: 150075

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

The Imitation Game. Ben Cumberbatch is excellent.
by chaz
Tue Feb 03, 2015 6:55 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI
Replies: 829
Views: 141255

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI

"Play Dead" by Harlan Coben. Good suspense.
by chaz
Thu Jan 22, 2015 3:08 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI
Replies: 829
Views: 141255

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI

jebmke wrote:The Burning Room by Michael Connelly. Typical Harry Bosch story.

A very good author.
by chaz
Thu Jan 22, 2015 3:03 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Poll [Cemetery or Cremation]
Replies: 20
Views: 825

Re: Poll

epilnk wrote:Honestly, I don't expect to care - I don't plan to stick around for either.

Me too. :(
by chaz
Thu Jan 22, 2015 2:49 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: The Three Fund Portfolio
Replies: 1139
Views: 540440

Re: The Three Fund Portfolio

I have never considered social security and pension as part of my asset allocation. I am 55 years old and currently 90% in target retirement 2020 which is currently almost 60/40. How should I know if this is a right allocation for me if I factor in the SS and pension? Thanks for any help Good AA IMO.
by chaz
Thu Jan 22, 2015 1:32 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Likelihood of Admiral shares for the Target Retirement Funds
Replies: 20
Views: 2480

Re: Likelihood of Admiral shares for the Target Retirement F

While it is suboptimal it is hardly a "bad mistake" compared to truly bad mistakes many people make with their finances (e.g. high advisor fees, high expense ratio funds, etc.). If the worst "mistake" you make in your investing career is using target retirement/lifecycle funds i...
by chaz
Thu Jan 22, 2015 1:17 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Ditch Wells Fargo banking for online banking?
Replies: 25
Views: 2417

Re: Ditch Wells Fargo banking for online banking?

We prefer brick & mortar.
by chaz
Thu Jan 22, 2015 1:14 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: What age did you pay off your "forever" home
Replies: 52
Views: 4539

Re: What age did you pay off your "forever" home

Toons wrote:We paid off our "forever"home immediately ,cash. :happy

Us also on close of escrow! :D

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