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Re: Anyone cancelling travel plans?

I've canceled everything, including work, until this blows over.
by pennstater2005
Sun Oct 19, 2014 10:41 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Anyone cancelling travel plans?
Replies: 90
Views: 4045

Re: "I've had it" at work - how often

Not often at my job. I'm fortunate to work with a good group of people. Can't say that about every place I've worked though. That's why I've been here 8 years now. Since I'm a physical therapist assistant, and not a physical therapist, I have much less responsibility. I just don't have the stress th...
by pennstater2005
Sun Oct 19, 2014 10:13 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: "I've had it" at work - how often
Replies: 85
Views: 6475

Re: The Final, Definitive Thread on Rebalancing

Thanks stultz. I've been waiting for this :twisted:
by pennstater2005
Sat Oct 18, 2014 9:45 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: The Final, Definitive Thread on Rebalancing
Replies: 24
Views: 1690

Re: Upgraded to OS X 10.10 Yosemite

Late 2008 MacBook aluminum body. Updated with no issues. I like it but what do I know.
by pennstater2005
Sat Oct 18, 2014 5:21 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Upgraded to OS X 10.10 Yosemite
Replies: 24
Views: 2620

Re: Is it possible to have a favorite movie

Found Das Boot on Netflix. Director's Cut is 3 hours and 28 minutes of reading subtitles. I couldn't talk my wife into that one.
by pennstater2005
Fri Oct 17, 2014 9:41 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Is it possible to have a favorite movie
Replies: 79
Views: 2652

Re: Allow OP to lock thread?

I've gotten help from threads after the OP has received his/her answer.
by pennstater2005
Fri Oct 17, 2014 2:29 pm
 
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: Allow OP to lock thread?
Replies: 17
Views: 1311

Re: Siren song of increased stock allocation

Tune it all out........stick with your IPS. What does she say? Yes, I assumed your IPS was female :D Get a hobby, or assuming you already have one...do it more! My new thing is trapping moles in my yard at night with my little boy.....ahhh good times.....seriously though he loves it :P
by pennstater2005
Thu Oct 16, 2014 6:19 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Siren song of increased stock allocation
Replies: 38
Views: 2847

Re: Your personal risk level: Got your flu shot yet?

I do not get the flu shot. Neither do my husband or children. I have gotten the flu twice, once as a child, and once two winters ago - when I had a 4 1/2 week old baby. DH and I had the flu, none of our kids, including the newborn, got it. I was sick, really sick for three days. Some might wonder w...
by pennstater2005
Thu Oct 16, 2014 11:44 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Your personal risk level: Got your flu shot yet?
Replies: 93
Views: 2925

Re: Your personal risk level: Got your flu shot yet?

Work with patients, up close and personal. I get a flu shot, as do my wife and children - ages 1 and 2. I still get sick and do get the stomach bug occasionally, but not the flu.
by pennstater2005
Thu Oct 16, 2014 11:22 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Your personal risk level: Got your flu shot yet?
Replies: 93
Views: 2925

Re: What are you up YTD?

Where's Madsinger? He always keeps me updated :D
by pennstater2005
Wed Oct 15, 2014 12:31 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: What are you up YTD?
Replies: 141
Views: 11769

Re: Clothes Dryer drying very slowly

If it stopped drying or only gets lightly warm you could check the high limit switch. Our dryer did that recently so I removed the back and a wire had melted away from the switch, which had melted as well. Dryer was so old I just bought new.
by pennstater2005
Wed Oct 15, 2014 10:41 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Clothes Dryer drying very slowly
Replies: 24
Views: 1924

Re: Relatively new here. What did you do in 2008/09

I was still with a financial adviser who I never really talked to. I just kept putting money each month into a mutual fund. I saw all the big drops on the Nightly News when I would catch it, but honestly really didn't understand how it impacted my money and didn't care. (because I didn't get it yet)...
by pennstater2005
Tue Oct 14, 2014 9:08 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Relatively new here. What did you do in 2008/09
Replies: 106
Views: 6602

Re: New tires, where to buy

I bought my last set of tires from tirebuyer.com (a tirerack competitor). I guess I don't see that there is any extra effort there is in buying tires online. I placed my order, had them shipped to a garage two block from my office, I drop off the car and walk over and pick it up a couple of hours l...
by pennstater2005
Sun Oct 12, 2014 10:10 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: New tires, where to buy
Replies: 36
Views: 2531

Re: Do you every turn your smart phone off?

Only when it's acting buggy.
by pennstater2005
Sun Oct 12, 2014 5:09 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Do you every turn your smart phone off?
Replies: 36
Views: 1887

Re: H2O vs Jolt vs Air Voice Wireless for $30/mo, unlim, 500

Thanks protagonist

That will come in handy when I switch carriers soon.
by pennstater2005
Sat Oct 11, 2014 7:51 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: H2O vs Jolt vs Air Voice Wireless for $30/mo, unlim, 500 Mb
Replies: 12
Views: 1042

Re: H2O vs Jolt vs Air Voice Wireless for $30/mo, unlim, 500

Good information. You mean you just put the SIM card in and the activation just started? Also, I plan on buying the refills through pinzoo.com which is what I do now for my net 10 service. There ate no taxes our fees. You can get h2o refill for $29 and some change. I pay with my amex card for furthe...
by pennstater2005
Fri Oct 10, 2014 9:13 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: H2O vs Jolt vs Air Voice Wireless for $30/mo, unlim, 500 Mb
Replies: 12
Views: 1042

Re: New tires, where to buy

I typically use Discount tire direct however ended up finding the same tires cheaper, even with shipping charges, at tread depot.

http://www.treaddepot.com/

And I used my AMEX card and saved additional 2%.
by pennstater2005
Fri Oct 10, 2014 9:34 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: New tires, where to buy
Replies: 36
Views: 2531

Re: H2O vs Jolt vs Air Voice Wireless for $30/mo, unlim, 500

I got two SIM cards to try h2o wireless as well. I'll be activating them soon. I got my SIM cards on eBay for a total of $.04 with free shipping. EBay is always the place for SIM cards. Always dirt cheap.
by pennstater2005
Fri Oct 10, 2014 9:02 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: H2O vs Jolt vs Air Voice Wireless for $30/mo, unlim, 500 Mb
Replies: 12
Views: 1042

Re: Live Speakers You Enjoyed

Jerry Seinfeld.
by pennstater2005
Wed Oct 08, 2014 11:50 am
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Live Speakers You Enjoyed
Replies: 12
Views: 674

Re: How can I stop feeling depressed about my finances?

You're degrees are not worthless, but they are not going to make you very much money. Come to grips with that and live within those boundaries and you will do quite well. So true. My degree probably won't make me more than $45k but I'm happy, look forward to work, and only work 35-38 hours a week :D
by pennstater2005
Wed Oct 08, 2014 10:52 am
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: How can I stop feeling depressed about my finances?
Replies: 130
Views: 13855

Re: Snow Blower

"My Precious" - kinda wish it would snow today (na, just kidding) Snow Blower With Heated Handles and Electric Start at Lowes's - currently $509 till 10/15/14 http://i.imgur.com/yoqFaEW.png One important thing to do is off season storage/prep That link takes to one that is on sale for $76...
by pennstater2005
Wed Oct 08, 2014 9:33 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Snow Blower
Replies: 49
Views: 2553

Re: Snow Blower

Believe it or not I use an electric snow thrower for an 80' long driveway and a 30' square at the bottom. I bought a 100' cold weather cord and once I figured out a pattern for the cord behind me I can fly. It tosses dry snow 20' and heavier, wet snow about 10-15 ft. The whole set up cost me $240. I...
by pennstater2005
Wed Oct 08, 2014 9:01 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Snow Blower
Replies: 49
Views: 2553

Re: 1,000th post

Just stick something about not a newb anymore in your signature. I wouldn't change your name. No one will know who you are!
by pennstater2005
Fri Oct 03, 2014 4:27 pm
 
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: 1,000th post
Replies: 10
Views: 784

Re: AliBaba

IPer wrote:pennstater2005 - and I hope it all works out to your approval!


I'm sure it will :happy
by pennstater2005
Mon Sep 29, 2014 10:54 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: AliBaba
Replies: 128
Views: 8451

Re: AliBaba

All of you guys talk and talk but ultimately whether you have an individual stock holding or whether those stocks end up in your balanced allocation of index funds you own the stock, now it is your choice to appreciate it or not, in the case of Alibaba I choose to hold a bit more of it and apprecia...
by pennstater2005
Mon Sep 29, 2014 10:44 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: AliBaba
Replies: 128
Views: 8451

Re: AliBaba

I don't, do you? Not when prefaced with the words "may not".
by pennstater2005
Mon Sep 29, 2014 11:35 am
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: AliBaba
Replies: 128
Views: 8451

Re: AliBaba

Jack Ma may not always be there.
by pennstater2005
Mon Sep 29, 2014 11:19 am
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: AliBaba
Replies: 128
Views: 8451

Re: Cricket wireless experience

I've never figured out why you would want Republic Wireless, since you're locked into their phones. I very much favor the GSM MVNOs, since switching services is just a SIM card away. And you can use that phone abroad as well. Same applies to CDMA carriers like Verizon and Sprint. Why lock into a pa...
by pennstater2005
Mon Sep 29, 2014 10:14 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Cricket wireless experience
Replies: 35
Views: 1968

Re: Another thank you to the Bogleheads

You're far ahead of most, even if just in terms of financial wisdom. Congratulations.
by pennstater2005
Mon Sep 29, 2014 9:46 am
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Another thank you to the Bogleheads
Replies: 6
Views: 754

Re: [which] toilet paper [from walmart.com?]

Can't you just experiment with different brands? Just buy the smallest pack available. That is going to be a purely subjective venture. I don't cheap out on toilet paper.
by pennstater2005
Fri Sep 26, 2014 11:14 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: [which] toilet paper [from walmart.com?]
Replies: 36
Views: 2946

Re: Bill Gross moving from PIMCO to Janus, Monday

I would venture to say that most people who own PIMCO funds have no idea who Bill Gross is. So, they probably won't do anything with the fund.
by pennstater2005
Fri Sep 26, 2014 11:02 am
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Bill Gross moving from PIMCO to Janus, Monday
Replies: 113
Views: 9998

Re: Bill Gross moving from PIMCO to Janus, Monday

Does anyone believe the average investor will learn anything from this? Or even care?
by pennstater2005
Fri Sep 26, 2014 10:38 am
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Bill Gross moving from PIMCO to Janus, Monday
Replies: 113
Views: 9998

Re: Vanguard Quarterly Dividends in September

You all sound like you're teetering on the edge of subsistence. :D http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_fnsOmb0Fvog/TCTiTM7GycI/AAAAAAAACVw/EpZLH7TdWfI/s1600/soup_line.jpg Free soup available for panicked Vanguard clients who didn't get their dividend checks. Getting their free from soup from Al Capone noneth...
by pennstater2005
Thu Sep 25, 2014 8:46 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Vanguard Quarterly Dividends in September
Replies: 40
Views: 5127

Re: [S&P is down 1.3% !!!]

For sure, but one does not need to be a sitting duck at times like this in the market. What should one do to avoid being a sitting duck? I don't consider myself a sitting duck. And I'm not sure what "times like this" means. I just keep adding money to my investments monthly, regardless of...
by pennstater2005
Thu Sep 25, 2014 8:43 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: [S&P is down 1.3%, thus] We're all going to die!!!
Replies: 58
Views: 4796

Re: Can Active Fund Strategy Beat Vanilla Index Fund?

tadamsmar wrote:
pennstater2005 wrote:If you believe he has found a winning strategy why not more than 5%? Why not 50%?


Sometimes, "Put your money where your mouth is" is a bad policy.


I agree. However, I was asking a serious question.
by pennstater2005
Thu Sep 25, 2014 10:31 am
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Can Active Fund Strategy Beat Vanilla Index Fund?
Replies: 25
Views: 1523

Re: Rewards credit card advice

$5,000
by pennstater2005
Wed Sep 24, 2014 11:11 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Rewards credit card advice
Replies: 66
Views: 42004

Re: Can Active Fund Strategy Beat Vanilla Index Fund?

If you believe he has found a winning strategy why not more than 5%? Why not 50%?
by pennstater2005
Wed Sep 24, 2014 3:54 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Can Active Fund Strategy Beat Vanilla Index Fund?
Replies: 25
Views: 1523

Re: What did you always wish for but never got?

I tried to think of something clever to say but couldn't, so how bout' wit
by pennstater2005
Wed Sep 24, 2014 3:32 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What did you always wish for but never got?
Replies: 87
Views: 5280

Re: Stubbornly Non-Boglehead Husband. What To Do?

John3754 wrote:
bluejello wrote:...What part of "otherwise wonderful and brilliant" did you not get?


How "wonderful and brilliant" would it be if you ended up in financial ruin because of him?


For better or worse.......
by pennstater2005
Wed Sep 24, 2014 2:53 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Stubbornly Non-Boglehead Husband. What To Do?
Replies: 122
Views: 7797

Re: Stubbornly Non-Boglehead Husband. What To Do?

[*] Talk to a lawyer to see if there are ways to protect some assets from him and, particularly, any creditors from bets based on margin etc. . ." I second this. I think your risks are NOT limited to the amount he has invested. Creditors are not bound by your agreements . I can't foresee that ...
by pennstater2005
Wed Sep 24, 2014 12:38 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Stubbornly Non-Boglehead Husband. What To Do?
Replies: 122
Views: 7797

Re: Stubbornly Non-Boglehead Husband. What To Do?

If you are both managing half and that's working out okay I say leave it alone.
by pennstater2005
Wed Sep 24, 2014 8:40 am
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Stubbornly Non-Boglehead Husband. What To Do?
Replies: 122
Views: 7797

Re: Rewards credit card advice

I am a bit surprised given my credit score and 100% on-time payment. I also got the "we'll let you know" when I applied for the Fidelity AmEx earlier this year, despite also having a great credit score and 100% on-time payment. A few weeks later, the card quietly arrived in the mail. So, ...
by pennstater2005
Wed Sep 24, 2014 7:32 am
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Rewards credit card advice
Replies: 66
Views: 42004

Re: Vanguard Quarterly Dividends in September

You all sound like you're teetering on the edge of subsistence. :D http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_fnsOmb0Fvog/TCTiTM7GycI/AAAAAAAACVw/EpZLH7TdWfI/s1600/soup_line.jpg Free soup available for panicked Vanguard clients who didn't get their dividend checks. Getting their free from soup from Al Capone noneth...
by pennstater2005
Wed Sep 24, 2014 12:18 am
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Vanguard Quarterly Dividends in September
Replies: 40
Views: 5127

Re: Bogleheads.org android / iphone app

I inquired about this a couple of years ago:

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=101930
by pennstater2005
Tue Sep 23, 2014 10:41 pm
 
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: Bogleheads.org android / iphone app
Replies: 16
Views: 1379

Re: It's pretty freaky watching your stocks go up & down all

It's exactly why I stopped looking. I had an app called Wikinvest on my phone when I owned individual stocks and even for awhile after I had transitioned into index funds. I looked all the time when I had that app. Finally, I couldn't take it anymore, so I deleted the app and only rarely now do I kn...
by pennstater2005
Tue Sep 23, 2014 9:06 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: It's pretty freaky watching your stocks go up & down all day
Replies: 60
Views: 5685

Re: operating cost of this forum

Is there a way that my computer would recognize this site? I keep forgetting to use bogleheads link. I would like to support this site. What about taking the link from the home page and making a link in your favorites, or on the favorites bar, simply called "Amazon" Then if you click that...
by pennstater2005
Tue Sep 23, 2014 8:28 pm
 
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: operating cost of this forum
Replies: 42
Views: 5545

Re: Do you consider Dan Wiener to be a Boglehead?

Never heard of him. Now, back into my hole.
by pennstater2005
Tue Sep 23, 2014 12:16 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Do you consider Dan Wiener to be a Boglehead?
Replies: 32
Views: 2142

Re: AliBaba

And the forty thieves. Oh thank God, I couldn't have been the only person who says that every time I hear Alibaba!! :D I'm not buying individual stocks right now and I definitely don't have 75K I gamble with so I'm out. Actually I was thinking of this: Go to 1min 35 seconds of clip https://www.yout...
by pennstater2005
Fri Sep 19, 2014 1:11 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: AliBaba
Replies: 128
Views: 8451

Re: AliBaba

And the forty thieves.
by pennstater2005
Fri Sep 19, 2014 10:08 am
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: AliBaba
Replies: 128
Views: 8451

Re: Any success stories of ppl who never made >$50,000?

Yes,It CAN be done Live beneath your means,for decades Separate wants ,from needs Budget ,budget,budget with software and STICK to it Avoid ANY kind of debt(Pay yourself interest,not someone else) other than a house. buy used cars when starting out If you are going to work for a company ,try to fin...
by pennstater2005
Tue Sep 16, 2014 3:14 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Any success stories of ppl who never made >$50,000?
Replies: 149
Views: 10155
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