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Re: Morningstar Portfolio Tracking or is there a better trac

feh, I wish it were so easy for me. I have a TIPS account and the price per share for my 401k is $15.02. The ticker symbols associated with the TIPS accounts for American Beacon (ATPIX) are all in the $10.63 range....and the price per share for my Int'l Equity Index fund in my 401k is $16.99 but the...
by gailcox
Wed Jun 04, 2014 1:32 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Morningstar Portfolio Tracking or is there a better tracker?
Replies: 28
Views: 1828

Re: Morningstar Portfolio Tracking or is there a better trac

Not to hi-jack this post, but I too, am looking for a better portfolio tracker. After reading thru these responses, I tried sigfig. It was easy to import my VG accounts but when I imported my 401k accounts from JPMorgan, I was given a different account value for my TIPS and Int'l Equity Index accoun...
by gailcox
Wed Jun 04, 2014 1:10 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Morningstar Portfolio Tracking or is there a better tracker?
Replies: 28
Views: 1828

Re: Happy Birthday John C. Bogle !

Ha-ppy Birthday to youu!
Ha-ppy Birthday to youuu!
Ha-ppy Biiirthday dear Ja-aack!
Happy Birrthday, to YOU!!!

I sincerely thank you for all you've done to look out for us, the 'common' investor!

Hope your day was a wonderful one!

Gail
by gailcox
Thu May 08, 2014 11:21 pm
 
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Happy Birthday John C. Bogle !
Replies: 37
Views: 1801

Re: Partials vs implants

I just got my first implant on tooth #30. When my dentist told me I had cracked the crown of tooth #30 she said an implant would be a better choice than a partial because they have to grind the teeth on each side of the partial. I went to a specialist in the area that only does the implant. I had to...
by gailcox
Sun Apr 13, 2014 10:21 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Partials vs implants
Replies: 29
Views: 3146

Re: I saw a "Boglehead" on my flight yesterday!

The Vanguard pen I am referring to is one that we receive by attending the conference. I can't say anything more or I could inadvertently give out secret information. If you want a pen, you have to attend the conference!! BTW, these aren't very expensive pens. But they are something that is very che...
by gailcox
Thu Apr 10, 2014 3:09 pm
 
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: I saw a "Boglehead" on my flight yesterday!
Replies: 65
Views: 12558

Re: I saw a "Boglehead" on my flight yesterday!

The reference I made earlier to the other passenger I had onboard that was using the "Vanguard" pen? Well, the funniest thing was HE was using HIS Vanguard pen, as he was doing paperwork on the flight, and I was using MY Vanguard pen as I worked on the beverage cart. I just happened to kno...
by gailcox
Tue Apr 08, 2014 9:05 pm
 
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: I saw a "Boglehead" on my flight yesterday!
Replies: 65
Views: 12558

I saw a "Boglehead" on my flight yesterday!

Yesterday I was working a flight to DFW from Toronto. As I was offering beverages and snacks off my cart, lo and behold, I observed a passenger deep in one of the Bogleheads' books! In all my years of working flights across the US I have never come across someone actually reading one of the books. (...
by gailcox
Tue Apr 08, 2014 9:35 am
 
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: I saw a "Boglehead" on my flight yesterday!
Replies: 65
Views: 12558

Re: Free "If You Can" Kindle

Thanks, Bill, Just got my copy to my kindle and will post on Facebook for all my friends with kids in their 20's to see. Thanks for all you do and see you at Bogleheads 2014! Tell Jane I say, "hi".
gail
by gailcox
Thu Apr 03, 2014 3:23 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Free "If You Can" Kindle and .pdf eBook
Replies: 53
Views: 10633

Re: Do you love your job? What do you do?

I love my job. I'm a flight attendant for a major carrier and I've been doing it for just over 30 years. I love flying, serving others, chatting with the other crew members, problem solving, and seeing the world! At my seniority, I could work only 9 days a month and that would meet by obligation to ...
by gailcox
Mon Mar 17, 2014 12:25 am
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Do you love your job? What do you do?
Replies: 134
Views: 11060

Re: PenFed Apologizes for the Inconvenience!

I haven't received mine yet! we are into our second year of our 5 year HEL. I'll keep my eyes peeled. gail
by gailcox
Tue Dec 17, 2013 12:34 am
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: PenFed Apologizes for the Inconvenience!
Replies: 7
Views: 1669

Re: 401(k), IRA, Taxable: What's the Best Account Type for Y

Thanks, Taylor! When Christine talks, I listen. I'm heading to the Morningstar site to check out the article!
Gail
by gailcox
Thu Nov 21, 2013 11:02 am
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: 401(k), IRA, Taxable: What's the Best Account Type for You?
Replies: 1
Views: 225

Re: short term car insurance--for 1 week

Thanks Carl53. Seems to me our insurance company should be able to find a way to make this work for one week. Will call my agent on Monday. gail
by gailcox
Sun Oct 27, 2013 9:15 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: short term car insurance--for 1 week
Replies: 6
Views: 458

Re: short term car insurance--for 1 week

Thanks for your replies. Will call my agent on Monday and see about this. I hadn't thought about a credit card offering insurance. Good idea. Will check.

Thanks again, gail
by gailcox
Sat Oct 26, 2013 11:54 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: short term car insurance--for 1 week
Replies: 6
Views: 458

short term car insurance--for 1 week

My daughter, (she is 28 years old) who lives in Chicago and doesn't own a car and only uses public transportation, will be coming to Texas next week. She will need to drive a car for a week. She can either rent a car or she can use my car. How will she get insured? If she rents a car thru a rental c...
by gailcox
Sat Oct 26, 2013 10:47 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: short term car insurance--for 1 week
Replies: 6
Views: 458

Re: A Message from Jack

As always, it was a thrill and honor to see you again. The Fireside Chat, your presentation, your personal Q/A session and the Q/A session with the experts was wonderful and engaging. When I left PHL on Friday what came to my mind on the way to the airport was, "Jack Bogle is an extraordinary m...
by gailcox
Wed Oct 23, 2013 7:02 am
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: A Message from Jack
Replies: 22
Views: 3955

Re: On my way to the Bogleheads reunion!

I'm on my way there now! This is my 11th Bogleheads Conference. It's always a great time and so informative. Spending time with Jack Bogle is the best part but I also enjoy listening to the panel Q&A's. This year there are two panel Q&A's. Every year it gets better. What I'm looking most for...
by gailcox
Tue Oct 15, 2013 9:18 am
 
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: On my way to the Bogleheads reunion!
Replies: 29
Views: 2799

Re: [Sad news - Pat Larimore]

Taylor, thank you for sharing this video. Your son did a wonderful job making it. I'll remember Pat for her sincere smile, sweet demeanor and good cooking! Her wonderful Floridian meal at your condo for Bogleheads 1 (aka "Diehards 1) is something I shall never forget. She was as beautiful on th...
by gailcox
Sun Jul 21, 2013 1:07 am
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: [Sad news - Pat Larimore]
Replies: 225
Views: 15805

Re: THANKS, BOGLEHEADS, FROM JACK BOGLE

A belated birthday, Jack! On your special day I was without my computer and dangit if I couldn't log into the forum with my iphone to wish you a Happy Day! Frustrating!! I enjoyed the Frontline show immensely and was smiling from ear to ear when I saw how much air time they were giving you. See you ...
by gailcox
Mon May 13, 2013 9:14 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: THANKS, BOGLEHEADS, FROM JACK BOGLE
Replies: 39
Views: 5186

Re: How to find a beach house rental?

I vote for Charleston! Wonderful beaches and the "old" part of Charleston is quaint and great for walking. We have used VRBO several times as well and have always been able to negotiate the price. For example, the owner will often waive the 'cleaning fee' if you ask. We have just rented a ...
by gailcox
Tue Apr 30, 2013 9:49 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How to find a beach house rental?
Replies: 29
Views: 2134

Re: Vanguards great service

https://crewconnect.vanguard.com/totalr ... l_list.pdf

This is what I found. Never knew this stuff existed directly from Vanguard!! gail
by gailcox
Tue Mar 05, 2013 2:04 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Vanguards great service
Replies: 15
Views: 1279

Re: The Munchkin Man Diet

I'm so glad to see you are alive, Munchkin Man!!! After not hearing anything from you for so long, I was worried. I'm anxious to hear more about your story and how you lost the weight. I, for one, need some clarity on how to 'get the weight off' for good!

Gail
by gailcox
Sat Mar 02, 2013 12:41 am
 
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: The Munchkin Man Diet
Replies: 120
Views: 10784

Re: Finding a jeweler to reproduce a vintage ring

gatorman,

Where do I find a 3-D printer? Will the person that makes the CAD have access to one? The filligree on the band is very detailed. Not having the detail on the band would completely change the ring. Thanks for your suggestion. gail
by gailcox
Mon Jan 28, 2013 9:44 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Finding a jeweler to reproduce a vintage ring
Replies: 11
Views: 1116

Re: Finding a jeweler to reproduce a vintage ring

CABob, None of my 3 daughters will get the original. I wouldn't be able to decide. I do have a niece that could have it. However, the jeweler told me that the center diamond is just about to fall out and it he won't be able to repair it using the bead and bright method or it would change the look of...
by gailcox
Mon Jan 28, 2013 2:37 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Finding a jeweler to reproduce a vintage ring
Replies: 11
Views: 1116

Re: Finding a jeweler to reproduce a vintage ring

That is a great idea, Mrs. Feeley. I will go check it out. You never know..... If that doesn't pan out...I will continue to search for the perfect jeweler that can reproduce this ring. I know they will make a CAD of the original and then a wax mock up. What i'm wanting to know is if anyone on this f...
by gailcox
Sat Jan 26, 2013 2:08 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Finding a jeweler to reproduce a vintage ring
Replies: 11
Views: 1116

Finding a jeweler to reproduce a vintage ring

I have a vintage ring that I am pretty sure is at least 75 years old. It was given to me by a cherished Great Aunt, who passed away many years ago. It is unique in that it has very delicate filigree work on the band and the diamonds are set in a Bead and Bright method, meaning the diamonds are not s...
by gailcox
Sat Jan 26, 2013 12:28 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Finding a jeweler to reproduce a vintage ring
Replies: 11
Views: 1116

Re: Happy Birthday Taylor

Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you, Happy Biirthday, dear Tay-lor! Happy Birthday to YOU!! Taylor, I hope you had a wonderful day and hope you have a wonderful weekend planned to celebrate BIG!! Thank you for everything you have done to help all us on the forum! I cherish our 14 year frien...
by gailcox
Sat Jan 26, 2013 12:18 am
 
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Happy Birthday Taylor
Replies: 81
Views: 3808

Re: what are the ticker symbols for variable annuity funds?

Ah! I figured out what to do to get around this. All it took was a walk to think about it and the answer came to me. I had to 'trick' the computer into thinking my VA holdings had a standard ticker symbol, then do some quick math and !voila! it all worked out. Time to go to bed. The solution should ...
by gailcox
Sat Jan 05, 2013 1:57 am
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: what are the ticker symbols for variable annuity funds?
Replies: 4
Views: 380

Re: what are the ticker symbols for variable annuity funds?

Thanks, plats. Those ticker symbols show a closing price of $22.13 for VGSIX (REIT) and a closing price of $11.04 for VBMFX (Total Bond Mkt). But when I look at my VG statement today for my VA, my VA REIT closed at $41.01 and my VA Total Bond closed at $35.66. I'm perplexed on what to enter if I am ...
by gailcox
Sat Jan 05, 2013 1:20 am
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: what are the ticker symbols for variable annuity funds?
Replies: 4
Views: 380

what are the ticker symbols for variable annuity funds?

I know there are no ticker symbols for the funds offered in VG's variable annuities. In figuring out my asset allocation in my portfolio, what ticker symbol would I use for Total Bond Index and the REIT fund in my variable annuity with VG? I'm racking my brain trying to figure it out. Help! Thanks! ...
by gailcox
Sat Jan 05, 2013 12:38 am
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: what are the ticker symbols for variable annuity funds?
Replies: 4
Views: 380

Re: Social Security Statement Now Online?

Me too. This is real and I signed up too.
by gailcox
Thu Jan 03, 2013 4:59 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Social Security Statement Now Online?
Replies: 32
Views: 3531

Re: Bogleheads 2013 Hedgefund Contest

Ok, I'll play!

Manbaby Mama Hedge Fund

Long: Disney (DIS)
Target Corp (TGT)

Short: Garmin Ltd. (GRMN)
United Continental Holdings (UAL)

gail
by gailcox
Wed Jan 02, 2013 3:26 am
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Bogleheads 2013 Hedgefund Contest
Replies: 151
Views: 13916

Re: 2013 BOGLEHEAD CONTEST REGISTRATION

1597.88

gail
by gailcox
Wed Jan 02, 2013 2:08 am
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: 2013 BOGLEHEAD CONTEST REGISTRATION
Replies: 481
Views: 15407

Re: Money Magazine's 40 Heroes, Infinite Widom

I think that is awesome! I can't wait to get this issue. I may have to take it to the next Bogleheads reunion and have them sign it! All 4 of these people have helped me over the years with investing. Way to go, Taylor, Mel, Laura and Mr. Bogle!!
gail
by gailcox
Mon Nov 26, 2012 1:01 am
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Money Magazine's 40 Heroes, Infinite Widom
Replies: 6
Views: 1201

Re: Pen Fed Refi

My experience with PenFed in obtaining a Home Equity Loan was frustrating and left me wondering who is running the show over there. Faxed paperwork was lost, I was told different items were needed on many different occasions and at some point it felt easier to give up than to keep re-faxing things. ...
by gailcox
Fri Nov 23, 2012 9:50 am
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Pen Fed Refi
Replies: 23
Views: 1346

Re: A THANKSGIVING TO REMEMBER

Hi Taylor, I'll never grow tired of reading Mel's story and how the Bogleheads group came to be! I feel very fortunate and blessed to have come across your name on the Morningstar board in 1999 and even more fortunate to have attended the very first "Diehards" reunion at your and Pat's con...
by gailcox
Thu Nov 22, 2012 12:12 pm
 
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: A THANKSGIVING TO REMEMBER
Replies: 18
Views: 2015

Re: Reflections on Bogleheads 11

Greetings! Here is my perspective, as an attendee of 10 BH 'reunions'. My first reunion was in March, 2000, at Taylor and Pat's beautiful condo overlooking Biscayne Bay. I had discovered the Bogleheads thru the Morningstar "Diehards" board. Taylor's kind and patient voice caught my attenti...
by gailcox
Wed Oct 24, 2012 11:59 am
 
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Reflections on Bogleheads 11
Replies: 35
Views: 3881

Re: Reflections on Bogleheads 11

Kathleen, excellent reflections! Yes, I agree that the only thing missing was Taylor and Pat. I emailed Taylor from BH 11 and told him how much he and Pat are missed! Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this board. gail
by gailcox
Mon Oct 22, 2012 12:06 am
 
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Reflections on Bogleheads 11
Replies: 35
Views: 3881

Re: Would you fly American today?

Texasdiver, I think by February, everything will be settled at AA. It looks like you already have decided to book on another carrier, and I don't blame you for that. If you are the type to obsess about things, you would have gone crazy thinking about your trip. I have worked for AA for 29 years and ...
by gailcox
Tue Oct 09, 2012 10:07 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Would you fly American today?
Replies: 24
Views: 1458

Re: "Cool down" period on a lease signed on Saturday?

Good points, dwc13. My question was for my daughter. She signed a lease on Saturday with 4 other girls for a 5 bedroom house on the beach. One of the 4 other girls dropped out before a lease was signed. At that point, my daughter changed rooms, since a larger one was now available. The 3 remaining g...
by gailcox
Thu Sep 13, 2012 1:12 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: "Cool down" period on a lease signed on Saturday?
Replies: 11
Views: 1415

Re: "Cool down" period on a lease signed on Saturday?

Thank you for posting that. That is what I needed to read. Interesting to note that a contract to a dating service has 3 days for cancellation!
Gail
by gailcox
Wed Sep 12, 2012 6:41 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: "Cool down" period on a lease signed on Saturday?
Replies: 11
Views: 1415

"Cool down" period on a lease signed on Saturday?

Is there a such thing as a cool down period (3 business days to get out of a house lease) for a lease on a house? The state is California. Thanks! gail
by gailcox
Wed Sep 12, 2012 4:32 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: "Cool down" period on a lease signed on Saturday?
Replies: 11
Views: 1415

Re: Waterproof camera for white water river rafting

Wow! Thanks for the great replies! I will research tomorrow---off to bed for me!
by gailcox
Wed Aug 08, 2012 1:45 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Waterproof camera for white water river rafting
Replies: 13
Views: 1342

Re: Waterproof camera for white water river rafting

Sorry I am just now responding to the replies on my question. (out of town) I've seen the GoPro but it seems like it is a hassle---mounting it on my helmet? I'm afraid I'll put so much time into getting this camera situated, that I may end up not seeing the sights! Does either one of you actually ha...
by gailcox
Mon Aug 06, 2012 1:08 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Waterproof camera for white water river rafting
Replies: 13
Views: 1342

Waterproof camera for white water river rafting

I'm looking for a recommendation for a waterproof still camera and/or movie camera to take white water rafting. Thanks---gail
by gailcox
Sat Aug 04, 2012 12:51 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Waterproof camera for white water river rafting
Replies: 13
Views: 1342

Re: Rent checks getting "lost" in mail, lazy landlords

Try FedEx'ing the checks. We had checks that kept getting lost in the mail to pay for my daughters rent in college. They never surfaced and I had to stop payment three times. Once I started FedEx'ing the checks, I would send the owners the tracking number and let them track the envelope. So far, no ...
by gailcox
Fri Jul 27, 2012 10:37 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Rent checks getting "lost" in mail, lazy landlords
Replies: 51
Views: 4627

Re: What retirement contributions does your employer offer?

For my particular work group, we get zero match on anything we put into our 401k. For the last 28 years I thought I was going to get a standard pension but it was just 'frozen'. (originally the pension was dumped on the PBGC but it was later changed to go to the deep freeze) I'm glad we've always sa...
by gailcox
Mon Jul 09, 2012 8:55 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: What retirement contributions does your employer offer?
Replies: 68
Views: 5269

Re: 10 Brands That Will Disappear in 2013

I've deleted my post due to my fear of 'big brother'. (my employer is one of the companies in the "10 Brands That Will Disappear i 2013" list.
by gailcox
Mon Jun 25, 2012 12:27 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: 10 Brands That Will Disappear in 2013
Replies: 19
Views: 3664

Re: Anyone everuse Angie's List?

I have never used yelp but I have used a lot of ppl I found on Angies list. I have not had one bad experience from the ppl I found on angieslist. I always use a person that has consistently received high scores with excellent reviews. If there is a coupon offered, that makes the deal even better. Th...
by gailcox
Wed Jun 20, 2012 8:43 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Anyone everuse Angie's List?
Replies: 19
Views: 1631

Re: Ordering steaks online...have you done this?

My dad got his steaks today and he about cried he was so happy! I wish I could enjoy them with him, but I will see him next month! I'm very happy I ordered them and can't wait to hear how he liked them cooked! gail
by gailcox
Fri Jun 15, 2012 6:24 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Ordering steaks online...have you done this?
Replies: 33
Views: 3106
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