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Re: Lending club interest rate risk

Thanks very much.
by legion
Thu Oct 09, 2014 8:31 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Lending club interest rate risk
Replies: 12
Views: 917

Re: Lending club interest rate risk

Thanks, so unless I try to sell my notes they will not be impacted correct?
by legion
Thu Oct 09, 2014 7:37 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Lending club interest rate risk
Replies: 12
Views: 917

Lending club interest rate risk

Hi Guys,

I am curios if lending club notes are influenced by interest rates like most bonds, specifically Is there an inverse correlation between lending club's notes NAV and interest rates?

Thanks!
by legion
Thu Oct 09, 2014 7:01 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Lending club interest rate risk
Replies: 12
Views: 917

attention all geeks drones are very accesable now

Wee I just finished building my new toy and feel like a kid again!

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL ... a-fEMGBQ9y

took me about 18 hours to build wire calibrate and dial in and that was huge fun in and of itself but flying this thing is a blast!
by legion
Thu Jun 13, 2013 11:29 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: attention all geeks drones are very accesable now
Replies: 4
Views: 586

Are actively managed funds right for you?

I was very sad this morning to see an email from vanguard with the subject of "Are actively managed funds right for you?"

Am I over reacting?
by legion
Thu Apr 25, 2013 9:44 am
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Are actively managed funds right for you?
Replies: 4
Views: 662

Re: Android apps for Nexus 7 tablet

what is google docs for $0 alex
by legion
Sat Mar 09, 2013 5:52 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Android apps for Nexus 7 tablet
Replies: 3
Views: 666

Re: Any Minimalists on here?

hey I am a minimalist or at least strive to be, thanks for this thread I had no idea I was one!
by legion
Sat Mar 09, 2013 3:34 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Any Minimalists on here?
Replies: 93
Views: 9576

Re: tiny cheap server [Raspberry Pi]

mine is a torrent downloader (transmission-daemon) and nas (samba). Most consumer grade nas products are garbage so being able to make one for $35 plus an external USB drive is pretty fantastic. And it only takes 2 watts and doesn't boot from a spinning disk, so it's way better than an old PC sitti...
by legion
Sat Mar 09, 2013 2:39 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: tiny cheap server [Raspberry Pi]
Replies: 24
Views: 3037

Re: tiny cheap server

Sounds like it would be perfect for a webserver...the only thing I'd worry about is running a critical website from a SD card. For a critical website I'd also worry about the power supply, case, connectors etc. Unless you package it correctly this will be pretty vulnerable to the household pet. agr...
by legion
Sat Mar 09, 2013 2:05 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: tiny cheap server [Raspberry Pi]
Replies: 24
Views: 3037

Re: tiny cheap server [Raspberry Pi]

Sounds like it would be perfect for a webserver...the only thing I'd worry about is running a critical website from a SD card. For a critical website I'd also worry about the power supply, case, connectors etc. Unless you package it correctly this will be pretty vulnerable to the household pet. wel...
by legion
Sat Mar 09, 2013 1:58 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: tiny cheap server [Raspberry Pi]
Replies: 24
Views: 3037

Re: Do you think Daylight Saving Time is useful to people?

the electricity savings are substantial when calculated on a national level
by legion
Sat Mar 09, 2013 12:11 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Do you think Daylight Saving Time is useful to people?
Replies: 30
Views: 967

Re: tiny cheap server

Legion, I've been thinking of purchasing one of these myself. I have a few questions. What distro of Linux does it use? I am comfortable with using Debian, so I hope Debian can be installed. Looking at the website, this comes only with the board. Did you need to purchase a power cable? Any other ac...
by legion
Sat Mar 09, 2013 11:43 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: tiny cheap server [Raspberry Pi]
Replies: 24
Views: 3037

tiny cheap server [Raspberry Pi]

I got a tiny server called a raspberry pi 2 months ago it costs 35 dollars are runs a version of linux for armv6l procs it also uses camera flash memory as disk. Was so impressed with it I ported my 2 websites over to it I get about 50k unique visitors a month and run a board exactly like this one w...
by legion
Sat Mar 09, 2013 11:10 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: tiny cheap server [Raspberry Pi]
Replies: 24
Views: 3037

roth 401k

Just found out I can contribute 17,500 to a roth withing my 401k plan and trying to decide what to do. current status: i max out my 401k every year i do a 5k backdoor roth every year have about 60k in vg roth 25k in vg individual 30k ibonds 120k in 401k married live in California have a mortgage and...
by legion
Fri Mar 01, 2013 8:05 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: roth 401k
Replies: 5
Views: 489

Re: Certified boglehead professional

You will find at least some of the information you are looking for at this site which provides information about becoming a State Licensed Advisor in California and whether you would need to register with the State or the SEC. Note that this is largely determined by where your clients live and the ...
by legion
Thu Feb 14, 2013 2:01 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Certified boglehead professional
Replies: 15
Views: 1253

Re: Certified boglehead professional

Thanks I wish there was a bogle minded investment firm in the SF bay area and I could just jump under their umbrella with all my contacts.
by legion
Thu Feb 14, 2013 2:00 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Certified boglehead professional
Replies: 15
Views: 1253

Re: Certified boglehead professional

I am not sure if any Bogleheads would pay fees of 1% of assets. Bogleheads wouldn't need to, but maybe to the people he is trying to help the 1% fee could be well worth it. Who else would give them such good advice? Better to pay 1% for a passive advisor than 2.5% for a sleezy broker. Thanks that's...
by legion
Thu Feb 14, 2013 12:41 am
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Certified boglehead professional
Replies: 15
Views: 1253

Re: Certified boglehead professional

Beat The Street wrote:I believe you need a series 65, you could study for 2 weeks and pass the test. It is pretty easy. You may need a series 66 instead of the 65 but I am not certain of that.


Thanks this is exactly what I am looking for how could I find out for sure?
by legion
Thu Feb 14, 2013 12:38 am
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Certified boglehead professional
Replies: 15
Views: 1253

Certified boglehead professional

Greetings, I would like to help friends and Family construct Bogle friendly portfolios with what I have learned from this site and in my reading since 2006 (Bogle head guide to investing, Random walk down wall street, four pillars of investing, Common sense on mutual funds, etc) I know how to make a...
by legion
Wed Feb 13, 2013 11:17 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Certified boglehead professional
Replies: 15
Views: 1253

Re: What the best value in anti-virus software

Install Linux if you want better security
by legion
Wed Feb 13, 2013 11:02 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What the best value in anti-virus software
Replies: 63
Views: 5347

Re: Moving from total bond to short term invest grade

Thanks for all the great info

Here is what I ended up doing

moved 50% of tbm into 25% stig and 25% itig this gave me the exposure to corp I wanted and brought my average duration down by a small amount.
by legion
Thu Jan 24, 2013 1:37 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Moving from total bond to short term invest grade
Replies: 33
Views: 2596

Re: Moving from total bond to short term invest grade

thanks this is great info I would be curios to see that chart with short term investment grade vs tbm... 1) Well, if you're curious, go look at it. Read this: http://www.bogleheads.org/wiki/How_to_use_Morningstar_growth_charts 2) Ignore your Google chart, because it is a price chart, not a growth ch...
by legion
Wed Jan 23, 2013 9:26 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Moving from total bond to short term invest grade
Replies: 33
Views: 2596

Re: Moving from total bond to short term invest grade

the other thing is short term investment grade seems to generate a nice annual return pretty consistently for such a short duration fund

http://www.index-investing.org/Untitled.png
by legion
Wed Jan 23, 2013 3:48 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Moving from total bond to short term invest grade
Replies: 33
Views: 2596

Re: Moving from total bond to short term invest grade

I would be curios to see that chart with short term investment grade vs tbm... tbm vs short term invest http://www.google.com/finance?chdnp=1&chdd=1&chds=1&chdv=1&chvs=maximized&chdeh=0&chfdeh=0&chdet=1358973095618&chddm=98141&cmpto=MUTF:VFSTX&cmptdms=0&q=...
by legion
Wed Jan 23, 2013 3:28 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Moving from total bond to short term invest grade
Replies: 33
Views: 2596

Moving from total bond to short term invest grade

I am concerned about interest rate risk and have been thinking about moving some of my total bond market index into short term investment grade after hearing Jack talk about it being a good idea to hold more corporate that TBM current holds and wanted to get some feedback.

Thanks
by legion
Wed Jan 23, 2013 2:37 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Moving from total bond to short term invest grade
Replies: 33
Views: 2596

in the last hundred years what stock/bond ratio

in the last hundred years what stock/bond ratio has had the fewest years of loss?
by legion
Fri Jan 11, 2013 8:57 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: in the last hundred years what stock/bond ratio
Replies: 1
Views: 406

Bill Mcnabb thoughts on cliff

https://personal.vanguard.com/us/insights/article/fiscal-cliff-012013?z_rl=FB14232&utm_content=sf121011&utm_medium=spredfast&utm_source=facebook&utm_campaign=Personal+Investor&sf121011=1 His comment "401(k) and other defined contribution retirement plans could provide plan p...
by legion
Wed Jan 02, 2013 10:21 am
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Bill Mcnabb thoughts on cliff
Replies: 2
Views: 372

Re: Ibond timing

Thanks!
by legion
Fri Oct 26, 2012 7:26 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Ibond timing
Replies: 2
Views: 379

Ibond timing

Hi,

If I buy 10k of ibonds this month oct would I then be able to buy 10k more in jan 2013 or would I need to wait till oct 2013?


Thanks
by legion
Fri Oct 26, 2012 6:06 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Ibond timing
Replies: 2
Views: 379

ibond withdrawal time

Anybody know how long is takes to tranfer funds from TD ibonds to a bank?
by legion
Thu Oct 25, 2012 12:29 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: ibond withdrawal time
Replies: 4
Views: 1034

2013 estate tax question

My parents are in their 80's and own about 20 properties in Los Angeles. I am wondering if they should gift some of them to my brother and I before 2013 or if that is even possible or make sense?

Thanks
by legion
Thu Oct 25, 2012 11:03 am
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: 2013 estate tax question
Replies: 5
Views: 618

total bond and tips

Hello, I am 45 and have about 35% of my portfolio in total bond market index, the rest in total stock and some in total international. I have been thinking more and more about putting % of my bonds into tips and wanted some insight. I have been reluctant to put money into tips because I do not reall...
by legion
Fri Sep 14, 2012 1:08 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: total bond and tips
Replies: 3
Views: 425

Re: Backdoor roth question

Thanks
by legion
Sat Sep 01, 2012 5:44 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Backdoor roth question
Replies: 13
Views: 917

Backdoor roth question

Every year i contribute 5k to a traditional then immediatly convert it to a roth os this legal?
by legion
Sat Sep 01, 2012 3:14 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Backdoor roth question
Replies: 13
Views: 917

Re: Back door sep > sep IRA?

That would be great
by legion
Fri Aug 31, 2012 9:46 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Back door sep > sep IRA?
Replies: 10
Views: 714

Back door sep > sep IRA?

Is it possible to roll a sep ira into a roth?

Thanks
by legion
Fri Aug 31, 2012 7:27 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Back door sep > sep IRA?
Replies: 10
Views: 714

Re: gift a roth ira to my son

Thanks for all the great info
by legion
Thu Aug 30, 2012 12:53 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: gift a roth ira to my son
Replies: 15
Views: 949

Re: gift a roth ira to my son

Thanks, this looks like a very good option!

Cheers
by legion
Thu Aug 30, 2012 12:22 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: gift a roth ira to my son
Replies: 15
Views: 949

Re: gift a roth ira to my son

dailybagel wrote:A second option is to pass the Roth IRA to your son upon your death. This is a great vehicle for these purposes, although I realize it probably doesn't address your question.


This is good to know, how does it work with taxes?
by legion
Thu Aug 30, 2012 12:08 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: gift a roth ira to my son
Replies: 15
Views: 949

gift a roth ira to my son

Hello,

I would like to gift a 20k roth ira to my son is that possible?
by legion
Thu Aug 30, 2012 11:44 am
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: gift a roth ira to my son
Replies: 15
Views: 949

Re: most conservative AA

Thanks for all the info, this is for my parents they have a large net worth but mostly in real estate that gives them great income from rent but they are getting older and I have no interest in dealing with properties and tenants so want to get some of their wealth into a good conservative late reti...
by legion
Tue Aug 28, 2012 12:05 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: most conservative AA
Replies: 20
Views: 2304

Re: most conservative AA

please no CD, short term paper, money market comments. I am looking for asset allocation advice and bond duration advice.
by legion
Sun Aug 26, 2012 4:37 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: most conservative AA
Replies: 20
Views: 2304

most conservative AA

I am wondering given current interest rates and bonds prices what the most conservative AA would be for somebody in retirement? Would it be more conservative to hold more than 20% worth of stocks Would it be safer to hold more short term bonds than total bond market index? According to the boglehead...
by legion
Sun Aug 26, 2012 3:53 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: most conservative AA
Replies: 20
Views: 2304

Re: Body weight training strap system

I have and use TRX after hip replacement its a great low impact workout option I also like http://www.simplefit.org is a great body weight fitness program I highly recommend checking it out and its free
by legion
Tue Jul 17, 2012 3:50 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Body weight training strap system
Replies: 13
Views: 1501

Who is this "Tim Buckley" character?

Who is this "Tim Buckley" character and anybody know if we can expect him to continue doing the great job Gus Sauter has done over the years? I don't handle change well.... from his interview below it sounds like he is a little more in favor of actively managed funds Interviewer: Vanguard ...
by legion
Wed Jun 27, 2012 6:13 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Who is this "Tim Buckley" character?
Replies: 10
Views: 1687

Re: do you need to be head of house hold to claim childcare?

I am a custodial parent my son lives with me 50% of the time, but HR block told me I need to be HOH to able to deduct child care spent when my son was with me during the summer on day camp while I was at work.
by legion
Thu Mar 15, 2012 9:39 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: do you need to be head of house hold to claim childcare?
Replies: 10
Views: 361

Re: do you need to be head of house hold to claim childcare?

ok I understand % and head of household now its down to this, does one need to be HOH to claim child care expenses as a deduction?
by legion
Thu Mar 15, 2012 9:26 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: do you need to be head of house hold to claim childcare?
Replies: 10
Views: 361

do you need to be head of house hold to claim childcare?

I am divorced and have my son 50% of the time, his mother and I alternate head of household every other year. On the years she is claiming HOH can I claim summer camp I paid for as a deduction if she is ok with that?

Thanks
by legion
Thu Mar 15, 2012 8:23 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: do you need to be head of house hold to claim childcare?
Replies: 10
Views: 361
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