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Re: Thinking about retiring early - tell me what I've missed

A very personal thing ;

Do you like your work?

Are you in good health?

What does your wife want you to do?

Good luck.
by chaz
Tue Apr 22, 2014 6:18 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Thinking about retiring early - tell me what I've missed
Replies: 22
Views: 1685

Re: FORUM REACHES 2,000,000 POSTS TODAY

Fallible wrote:
placeholder wrote:Wait you're not even going to show us which post it was?


Mel, Taylor, Alex, and all, congratulations and thanks for a great and growing forum. And I agree with placeholder: show us post NO. 2,000,000.

+1.
by chaz
Tue Apr 22, 2014 5:23 pm
 
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: FORUM REACHES 2,000,000 POSTS TODAY
Replies: 41
Views: 1183

Re: Building a house - plan resources

HGTV?
by chaz
Mon Apr 21, 2014 3:01 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Building a house - plan resources
Replies: 4
Views: 562

Re: Question about Probate cost

Look at www.nolo.com and www.legalzoom.com for reasonable legal forms.
by chaz
Mon Apr 21, 2014 2:59 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Question about Probate cost
Replies: 17
Views: 966

Re: Good scotch recommendations, where to buy

I like glenfiddich also.
by chaz
Mon Apr 21, 2014 2:52 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Good scotch recommendations, where to buy
Replies: 43
Views: 2238

Re: Worthwhile news columns

This forum is sufficient for me.
by chaz
Mon Apr 21, 2014 11:22 am
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Worthwhile news columns
Replies: 6
Views: 686

Re: Last Minute Denali Trip - Where to find lodging?!

Get Denali with a Princess cruise.
by chaz
Sun Apr 20, 2014 10:50 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Last Minute Denali Trip - Where to find lodging?!
Replies: 13
Views: 909

Re: Luxury you can afford? Regrets?

Retirement is nice. DW and I go on several cruises per year.
by chaz
Sun Apr 20, 2014 10:48 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Luxury you can afford? Regrets?
Replies: 8
Views: 1551

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V

"Blood Orchid" by Stuart Woods.
by chaz
Sun Apr 20, 2014 10:41 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V
Replies: 2633
Views: 602469

Re: Windsor, UK, question

VictoriaF wrote:
chaz wrote:I toured Windsor Castle in 1978. Very nice.


I'll tour it, too, and then I'll reciprocate by inviting the owners to visit my castle.

Victoria

Didn't England have a Queen Victoria?
by chaz
Sun Apr 20, 2014 7:24 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Windsor, UK, question
Replies: 29
Views: 868

Re: Windsor, UK, question

I toured Windsor Castle in 1978. Very nice.
by chaz
Sun Apr 20, 2014 5:35 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Windsor, UK, question
Replies: 29
Views: 868

Re: Typical fees for an account with Morgan Stanley ?

Good advice to get lower costs.
by chaz
Sun Apr 20, 2014 3:49 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Typical fees for an account with Morgan Stanley ?
Replies: 20
Views: 1614

Re: POLL: what's the deal with Tuna Fish?

I avoid fish.
by chaz
Sun Apr 20, 2014 3:48 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: POLL: what's the deal with Tuna Fish?
Replies: 44
Views: 2673

Re: Happy Easter and Pesach Sameach to Everyone

Pale Horse wrote:Actionable?

Not all bogleheads are Christian.

Pesach is a Hebrew holiday.
by chaz
Sun Apr 20, 2014 11:35 am
 
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Happy Easter and Pesach Sameach to Everyone
Replies: 6
Views: 331

Re: POLL: why carry cash?

I almost always pay with a credit card.
by chaz
Sat Apr 19, 2014 3:35 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: POLL: why carry cash?
Replies: 216
Views: 6921

Re: Doesn't Matter - Does Matter - Good Post by Ben Carlson

VictoriaF wrote:
chaz wrote:Please note Victoria's avatar. It has meaning in this thread.


Chaz, are you picking on me or on Black Swans?

Victoria

I'm too smart to ever pick on you or any other poster. Also, I like your avatar.
by chaz
Fri Apr 18, 2014 5:07 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Doesn't Matter - Does Matter - Good Post by Ben Carlson
Replies: 58
Views: 5069

Re: Question on borrowing from IRA

Hey all, I have a question on borrowing from IRA as short term loan (<60 days). I need to liquidate some cash temporarily with intent on paying it back within the allotted timeframe. What is the process to do this? Do I withdraw the funds directly to my bank, and then return to the IRA (or a differ...
by chaz
Fri Apr 18, 2014 4:59 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Question on borrowing from IRA
Replies: 12
Views: 633

Re: Question on borrowing from IRA

Hey all, I have a question on borrowing from IRA as short term loan (<60 days). I need to liquidate some cash temporarily with intent on paying it back within the allotted timeframe. What is the process to do this? Do I withdraw the funds directly to my bank, and then return to the IRA (or a differ...
by chaz
Fri Apr 18, 2014 4:58 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Question on borrowing from IRA
Replies: 12
Views: 633

Re: Doesn't Matter - Does Matter - Good Post by Ben Carlson

What if the market itself is subject to a Black Swan? I submit that underlying dishonesty in the numbers, if such dishonesty exists, is such a Black Swan, and rebalancing will not help guard against that. Everything is subject to Black Swans, and it particularly applies to the market. And so yes, t...
by chaz
Fri Apr 18, 2014 4:54 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Doesn't Matter - Does Matter - Good Post by Ben Carlson
Replies: 58
Views: 5069

Re: *poor* Bogleheads

This Forum is not an outlet for gloating, it is focused on solving financial issues and defining the way forward. Both types of decisions depend on the size of one's portfolio and so it's naturally comes up in the discussions. Victoria I gloat that I have solved financial issues and defined the way...
by chaz
Fri Apr 18, 2014 2:33 pm
 
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: *poor* Bogleheads
Replies: 78
Views: 5324

Re: *poor* Bogleheads

Will do good wrote:
InvestorNewb wrote:
HardKnocker wrote:
Most people don't gloat about their financial situation in real life, so the forum gives them a chance to "let off some steam" and feel good about themselves.



:sharebeer

+1.
by chaz
Fri Apr 18, 2014 1:47 pm
 
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: *poor* Bogleheads
Replies: 78
Views: 5324

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V

gkaplan wrote:I am several stories into the 2013 edition of The Best American Mystery Stories (BAMS). Among the contributors to this anthology are Michael Connelly and Joyce Carol Oates.

Michael Connelly is excellent.
by chaz
Fri Apr 18, 2014 12:27 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V
Replies: 2633
Views: 602469

Re: U.S. stocks in freefall

NEW YORK, April 17 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks ended a holiday-shortened week with mostly modest gains on Thursday, though the S&P 500 notched its biggest weekly advance since July as Morgan Stanley and General Electric rallied after strong results. The two were the latest to post earnings that top...
by chaz
Thu Apr 17, 2014 6:13 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks in freefall
Replies: 742
Views: 122853

Re: Estate Planning Issues

Look at www.nolo.com
by chaz
Thu Apr 17, 2014 4:39 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Estate Planning Issues
Replies: 13
Views: 1482

Re: If You Can New Free Dates

Is wbern laughing at the 1st 2 posts after his?
by chaz
Thu Apr 17, 2014 3:15 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: If You Can New Free Dates
Replies: 3
Views: 649

Re: I need a new coffee maker, any recommendations?

I like my Krups.
by chaz
Thu Apr 17, 2014 3:12 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: I need a new coffee maker, any recommendations?
Replies: 60
Views: 2240

Re: Simple Will online

Look at www.nolo.com
by chaz
Thu Apr 17, 2014 1:45 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Simple Will online
Replies: 4
Views: 436

Re: Live Now, Live Later?

Twins Fan wrote:How about some of both?

You say you are saving 50% of your income now. How about saving 40% this year, 35 or 30% next year, and so on... Then live a little more now with the extra percentage to spend. See how your comfort level feels as that adjusts.

Good advice.
by chaz
Thu Apr 17, 2014 1:12 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Live Now, Live Later?
Replies: 37
Views: 3590

Re: please advice - self managed vs balanced fund

I like Target Retirement funds.
by chaz
Thu Apr 17, 2014 11:22 am
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: [please advise] - self managed vs balanced fund
Replies: 10
Views: 609

Re: Baby Boomers: Top 10 Movies

The Godfather was great (and still is).
by chaz
Thu Apr 17, 2014 11:10 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Baby Boomers: Top 10 Movies
Replies: 44
Views: 2746

Re: U.S. stocks in freefall

Ricola wrote:I dropped some coin into the market today, that's a buy signal for me. :sharebeer

Bitcoin?
by chaz
Thu Apr 17, 2014 11:07 am
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks in freefall
Replies: 742
Views: 122853

Re: Need Help Setting Up Port For Father

I like the Target Retirement funds. Keep it simple.
by chaz
Thu Apr 17, 2014 11:04 am
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Need Help Setting Up Port For Father
Replies: 7
Views: 335

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V

"Orchid Beach" by Stuart Woods.
by chaz
Wed Apr 16, 2014 10:34 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V
Replies: 2633
Views: 602469

Re: Estate Planning Lawyer

PM bsteiner.
by chaz
Tue Apr 15, 2014 3:44 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Estate Planning Lawyer
Replies: 8
Views: 1148

Re: 22 Y/O Cadet Advise

Keep it simple. You are off to a good start.

Good luck.
by chaz
Tue Apr 15, 2014 3:42 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: 22 Y/O Cadet Advise
Replies: 8
Views: 527

Re: Most solid small car

Mercedes C is a winner.
by chaz
Tue Apr 15, 2014 3:39 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Most solid small car
Replies: 25
Views: 3140

Re: Can this 4% CD be trusted?

Caveat emptor.
by chaz
Tue Apr 15, 2014 2:59 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Can this 4% CD be trusted?
Replies: 21
Views: 2419

Re: TV show recommendations?

Suits.
by chaz
Tue Apr 15, 2014 11:06 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: TV show recommendations?
Replies: 200
Views: 14318

Re: Did not have fun this year doing my taxes- TT

TurboTax online made it easy for me again.
by chaz
Tue Apr 15, 2014 11:05 am
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Did not have fun this year doing my taxes- TT
Replies: 42
Views: 4040

Re: Bitcoin knockoff

It's still just binary code.
by chaz
Mon Apr 14, 2014 9:03 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Bitcoin knockoff
Replies: 6
Views: 649

Re: Bitcoin knockoff

Probably too risky for a BH.
by chaz
Mon Apr 14, 2014 4:28 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Bitcoin knockoff
Replies: 6
Views: 649

Re: Dilemma about legal action for injured child

Comments like the one above demonstrate my point. In my state, the local bar association would never offer legal advice. That is not their job. When all is said and done, wouldn't OP be better off spending an hour or so in a free consultation with a high-powered personal injury trial lawyer in her ...
by chaz
Mon Apr 14, 2014 3:11 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Dilemma about legal action for injured child
Replies: 17
Views: 1820

Re: Dilemma about legal action for injured child

I'm not a lawyer. You should strongly consider talking to a real lawyer. You shouldn't just wait forever on this, or you'll probably get nothing because you'll run the statute of limitations out. With a minor plaintiff, the statute of limitations starts at the age of majority. Are you sure that's t...
by chaz
Mon Apr 14, 2014 2:26 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Dilemma about legal action for injured child
Replies: 17
Views: 1820

Re: Looking at top 1% for actionable insight

SeattleCPA ,

Bill Gates (part of top 1%) is from your area.
by chaz
Mon Apr 14, 2014 12:56 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Looking at top 1% for actionable insight
Replies: 73
Views: 7443

Re: Dilemma about legal action for injured child

mnvalue wrote:I'm not a lawyer. You should strongly consider talking to a real lawyer. You shouldn't just wait forever on this, or you'll probably get nothing because you'll run the statute of limitations out.

With a minor plaintiff, the statute of limitations starts at the age of majority.
by chaz
Mon Apr 14, 2014 12:51 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Dilemma about legal action for injured child
Replies: 17
Views: 1820
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