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Why all the doomsday noise?

First, let me say that I am a complete novice to investing. However, I have adopted the Boglehead phiosophy as it makes more sense to me than any other investment strategy. I am a wee bit confused about a couple thigs though. So, I just read this article (noise) tha pretty much summed up the fall of...
by memphis
Mon Jul 01, 2013 1:46 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Why all the doomsday noise?
Replies: 12
Views: 1747

Re: Please help a lost soul with more money than sense

To the OP I sure hope your wife doesn't read this blog. Me too..... :oops: In all seriousness though, I'm not saying that my marriage is doomed or anything, and we're actually getting along quite famously lately. And yes, we love each other very much. However, sometimes things just.....happen. And ...
by memphis
Tue Jun 04, 2013 8:50 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Please help a lost soul with more money than sense
Replies: 26
Views: 3540

Re: Please help a lost soul with more money than sense

Thanks for the kind words Protagonist! And you raise many good points, especially about paying off the mortgage for psychological benefits. I would like to address point # 6. I agree wholeheartedly that marriage in today's world will probably end in divorce, statistically speaking. Which is exactly ...
by memphis
Tue Jun 04, 2013 6:51 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Please help a lost soul with more money than sense
Replies: 26
Views: 3540

Re: Please help a lost soul with more money than sense

Thanks again everyone for the great replies. I invested a large prtion ($280k) this morning with Vanguard. I used a 70/30 stock/bond ratio. The bond fund I chose was the Intermediate term-Tax exempt (since this went into a taxable acct.) On the equity side I chose a 66/34% US/Internt. via Total stoc...
by memphis
Mon Jun 03, 2013 3:18 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Please help a lost soul with more money than sense
Replies: 26
Views: 3540

Re: Please help a lost soul with more money than sense

Thanks to everyone with the awesome replies.I really don’t want to be reckless with this money, so I knew that seeking for advice on this forum would point me in the right direction!Thank you all again so much for your time! More facts: I failed to state the amount in my 403b: $25,000 403b options: ...
by memphis
Sun Jun 02, 2013 1:33 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Please help a lost soul with more money than sense
Replies: 26
Views: 3540

Re: Please help a lost soul with more money than sense

Thank you for the reply. I'm sorry, I should have been more clear. The total amount from the sale of the land was $360,000. However, since I inherited the land in 2004 (according to my atty.) I will only pay capital gains tax on the total ($360,000) minus the value of the land when I inherited the p...
by memphis
Sat Jun 01, 2013 4:23 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Please help a lost soul with more money than sense
Replies: 26
Views: 3540

Please help a lost soul with more money than sense

Hello all, this is my first post here, although I have been researching this sit for a month or so. Through a string of unfortunate life events, I have found myself in a favorable, albeit, unorganized financial situation.My parents both passed away ten years ago, leaving me an inherited IRA through ...
by memphis
Sat Jun 01, 2013 1:19 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Please help a lost soul with more money than sense
Replies: 26
Views: 3540

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