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Re: What mutual fund companies do you use?

BlackRock, DB Advisors and Vanguard
by peppers
Tue Jan 27, 2015 8:41 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: What mutual fund companies do you use?
Replies: 36
Views: 1151

Re: WHAT EXPERTS SAY

What Experts Say

Happy Birthday Taylor
by peppers
Sun Jan 25, 2015 3:12 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: What Experts Say [about various investing topics]
Replies: 49
Views: 2761

Re: Eliminating the "Face Palm" Icon

Or

捂脸
by peppers
Sat Jan 17, 2015 5:59 pm
 
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: Eliminating the "Face Palm" Icon
Replies: 33
Views: 2042

Re: U.S. stocks in freefall

Methinks Kate wore Prada :twisted:
by peppers
Wed Jan 14, 2015 7:45 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks in freefall
Replies: 1195
Views: 221387

Re: U.S. stocks in freefall

Should I go from 70stocks/30 bonds to 0 stocks/100 bonds right now. I am tired of the market going down every day in 2015? :greedy 8-) "Stay the course" is the advice of this forum, I believe. Don't tell us to stay the course. Tell the market to stay on its course up! Victoria Lady Victor...
by peppers
Wed Jan 14, 2015 6:52 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks in freefall
Replies: 1195
Views: 221387

Re: Poll - How much is enough / what's your number?

The number is what it is. I'm just waiting for the executive order from the commander in chief at home. :)
by peppers
Mon Jan 12, 2015 6:54 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Poll - How much is enough / what's your number?
Replies: 79
Views: 7498

Re: Keurig Coffee Makers

We received a Keurig as a gift.

P.S. An esteemed Boglehead poster has got his cost per cup down to .0547 cents.
by peppers
Mon Jan 05, 2015 6:31 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Keurig Coffee Makers
Replies: 37
Views: 2734

Re: Paper Statements

Call_Me_Op wrote:Am I the only one who cannot give-up receiving financial statements in paper form? I do not feel comfortable otherwise. Am I wrong to feel this way?


In my personal "Library of Alexandria", my prized piece is the first annual statement from my 401k dated 1979. :)
by peppers
Sun Jan 04, 2015 3:19 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Paper Statements
Replies: 68
Views: 3395

Re: What will be the biggest investment surprises of 2015?

BlackRock and Fidelity will merge.
by peppers
Sat Jan 03, 2015 4:01 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: What will be the biggest investment surprises of 2015?
Replies: 76
Views: 7440

Re: 2015 Predictions: Most Popular Topics

What book are you currently reading?
by peppers
Sat Jan 03, 2015 3:56 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: 2015 Predictions: Most Popular Topics
Replies: 38
Views: 2409

Re: 2014 BOGLEHEAD CONTEST WINNER

Congratulations and bask in the glow of winning.

Tomorrow the race begins again. :wink:
by peppers
Thu Jan 01, 2015 9:09 am
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: 2014 BOGLEHEAD CONTEST WINNER
Replies: 23
Views: 2439

Re: What is considered to be a good 401k match?

FWIW,

Globalmegacorp used to have a 3 year vesting period for the company match. As of 01/01/2015, all company match is automatically vested.
by peppers
Sun Dec 28, 2014 6:40 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: What is considered to be a good 401k match?
Replies: 74
Views: 4402

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Mockingjay Part 1 We had some of the grandchildren spend a few days with us and they wanted to see it. The theater had the surround sound and vibrating seats to get a feel for the explosions in the movie. I wasn't aware of this and my grandson explained it all to me. Grandpa doesn't get out much. Th...
by peppers
Sun Dec 28, 2014 4:28 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 471
Views: 55070

Re: What is considered to be a good 401k match?

80% company match up to 6% base pay. Profit sharing and/or bonus do not figure into the equation.
by peppers
Sun Dec 28, 2014 8:45 am
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: What is considered to be a good 401k match?
Replies: 74
Views: 4402

Re: Stable value funds - is there a catch?

Here is a Vanguard white paper that might interest you.

https://institutional.vanguard.com/iam/ ... omain=true
by peppers
Sat Dec 27, 2014 5:27 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Stable value funds - is there a catch?
Replies: 13
Views: 1457

Re: POLL: How do you make important investment decisions?

cheese_breath wrote:Simple ideas in the sense of approximate age in fixed income.

Derailed model in the sense of Excel spreadsheet detailing by month through end of 2036 projected expenses, income and investments value. But nothing more sophisticated than that.



What's a "derailed model?" :wink:
by peppers
Fri Dec 26, 2014 7:56 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: POLL: How do you make important investment decisions?
Replies: 27
Views: 2805

Re: Incredibly poor/slow Vanguard service

Made me look.

In 1992 I transferred an IRA from a savings and loan to Vanguard.

Start to finish took 18 days.
by peppers
Fri Dec 26, 2014 2:38 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: [IRA transfer taking too long: Schwab to Vanguard]
Replies: 32
Views: 2464

Re: U.S. stocks in freefall

There are none No, shipmate Victoria, there are no freefalls on the other side of the brink, only cheap oil, and now everyone repeat after me: Cheap oil is good for ME. Yet there will be fluctuations, and maybe a black swan. :( Well, shipmate Chaz, that's why those in retirement (me) need to have a...
by peppers
Tue Dec 23, 2014 12:16 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks in freefall
Replies: 1195
Views: 221387

Re: U.S. stocks in freefall

As of this writing, the Dow is Seventeen Going on Eighteen , and thus has passed the dangerous threshold of You are sixteen going on seventeen Baby, it's time to think Better beware, be canny and careful Baby, you're on the brink Are there freefalls on the other side of the brink? Victoria I don't ...
by peppers
Tue Dec 23, 2014 12:11 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks in freefall
Replies: 1195
Views: 221387

Re: Vanguard's economic and investment outlook [2015]

Given the predicted low inflation environment (with deflationary pressures rising in Europe) over the next decade or so, how do folks feel about EE-bonds as a 20 year investment guaranteeing a 3.53% annualized return? I think there's the issue that you do not get the APR until you have held it for ...
by peppers
Sat Dec 20, 2014 1:05 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Vanguard's economic and investment outlook [2015]
Replies: 21
Views: 3106

Re: handling large market drops

You have received some excellent suggestions. You may consider editing your topic to include - Australian Investor. There are several individuals that post here from "down under". :)
by peppers
Sat Dec 20, 2014 11:59 am
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: handling large market drops
Replies: 17
Views: 1813

Re: PSA: Distributions -- Why your fund dropped

"My Lady, no grave man could speak with better grace..."
by peppers
Fri Dec 19, 2014 9:34 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: PSA: Distributions -- Why your fund dropped
Replies: 14
Views: 1415

Re: Tracking growth of investment

Using my trusty TI-1795+ and tracking in my handy spiral notebook:

Start of the year balance less than end of the year balance: result happiness

Start of the year balance more than end of the year balance: result misery
by peppers
Fri Dec 19, 2014 7:43 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Tracking growth of investment
Replies: 8
Views: 658

Re: Poll: Companies that permit after-tax non-Roth, 401k con

Yes, but I am counseling my son not to do it. Here I am, 35 years later and retired, and all of it is rolled to an IRA and commingled with other contributions that are tracked on an 8606 form. But if you had had the ability to or known that you should roll that money out to Roth IRA regularly, you'...
by peppers
Sun Dec 14, 2014 5:29 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Poll: Companies that permit after-tax non-Roth, 401k contrib
Replies: 23
Views: 999

Re: Your Favorite Cookbook?

Taste of Home, the Ultimate Soup Cookbook

If you like it "hot", check out the Hearty Chipotle Chicken Soup.
by peppers
Sun Dec 14, 2014 9:58 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Your Favorite Cookbook?
Replies: 68
Views: 5669

Re: Deductions!

g$$ wrote:Maybe I could get pregnant and have a baby too. :)


Or, get married. Find a spouse with 6 dependents*

*This assumes of course, that your new spouses' ex-spouse is no longer with us.
by peppers
Sat Dec 13, 2014 11:04 am
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Deductions!
Replies: 31
Views: 2631

Re: You folks think [a market crash] is coming?

I have no idea, but if it does....

"These are the times that try men's souls." Thomas Paine
by peppers
Sat Dec 13, 2014 9:04 am
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: You folks think [a market crash] is coming?
Replies: 64
Views: 5776

Re: any studies of real-world retirement outcomes?

LOL I think I'll take a break to after Christmas, I'm scared that if I buy a Christmas gift for the grandkids I'll stress about not having enough for retirement. have a great holiday. Spoiling Grandchildren Code Of Federal Regulations Title 53 Chapter 25 "...activity is deemed appropriate duri...
by peppers
Thu Dec 11, 2014 8:24 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: any studies of real-world retirement outcomes?
Replies: 20
Views: 1958

Re: What is your opinion about "tilting?"

I don't tilt, inertia and laziness are my key attributes.
by peppers
Tue Dec 09, 2014 7:56 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: What is your opinion about "tilting?"
Replies: 116
Views: 9368

Re: Have you ever been let go?

chaz wrote:
obgyn65 wrote:My answer to the OP's question is no.

Ditto.


Double Ditto
by peppers
Tue Dec 09, 2014 7:46 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Have you ever been let go?
Replies: 74
Views: 5771

Re: BOGLEHEAD CONTEST -- November 2014

"It ain't over 'til it's over." Yogi Berra :wink:
by peppers
Tue Dec 09, 2014 5:59 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: BOGLEHEAD CONTEST -- November 2014
Replies: 41
Views: 5559

Re: Investing Magazines

On these cold and blustery winter nights, I like to make a nice hot cup of hazelnut coffee, get a warm blanket and snuggle up on the couch and peruse the latest IRS publications. 'Tis the season....
by peppers
Sun Dec 07, 2014 7:03 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Investing Magazines
Replies: 29
Views: 2304

Re: how to join nylon webbing?

Perhaps monofilament line would work.
by peppers
Sun Dec 07, 2014 5:50 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: how to join nylon webbing?
Replies: 26
Views: 1814

Re: [Why did my fund suddenly drop in value?]

LadyGeek wrote:Someone remind me in December. :)



....ahem...
by peppers
Fri Dec 05, 2014 8:44 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: [Why did my fund suddenly drop in value?]
Replies: 151
Views: 22904

Re: Where do you shop for groceries?

Marianos We had the grandkids spending some time with us for a few days and took them grocery shopping. When we took them to the gelato bar my granddaughter said, "...we don't have a gelato bar in our store." And when they saw the free samples of tiramisu cupcakes, they descended upon them...
by peppers
Thu Dec 04, 2014 8:35 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Where do you shop for groceries?
Replies: 97
Views: 8025

Re: [Poll] What's Your Tax Prep Strategy?

We use the free file family CPA.

:wink: Siri
by peppers
Tue Dec 02, 2014 7:48 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: [Poll] What's Your Tax Prep Strategy?
Replies: 70
Views: 5021

Re: "Where to Invest in 2015"

Perhaps, Taylor's "animal spirits" are stirring. :wink:
by peppers
Sun Nov 30, 2014 9:49 am
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: "Where to Invest in 2015"
Replies: 19
Views: 2888

Re: Turkeys predict crashes

I can see it now.

Turkey Timer Digest: The Turkey Weight (TW) has crossed the 30lb threshold. This is flashing the golden brown signal which means "it's done".
by peppers
Wed Nov 26, 2014 1:15 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Turkeys predict crashes
Replies: 1
Views: 432

Re: 60/40 edging my 95/5!

Along the same line, I tilt to small, read various investment outlooks, and spend time here on BH. My wife on the other hand, might spend 10 - 15 minutes a year looking over her balanced portfolio.

For the year, she is ~.5 ahead of me.

P.S. Sorry dear for dragging down our overall performance.
by peppers
Wed Nov 26, 2014 12:57 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: 60/40 edging my 95/5!
Replies: 8
Views: 2101

Re: Vanguard launches new offering ... [Vanguard merchandise

I ordered a hat and shirt on 11/18 and it arrived today. For some reason they included a five inch oblong white magnet with the letter V on it with Vanguard written below it.

P.S. I already have a book autographed by Mr. John Bogle. :D

P.P.S. And one book signed by Mr. Taylor Larimore. :D
by peppers
Fri Nov 21, 2014 4:46 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Vanguard launches new offering ... [Vanguard merchandise]
Replies: 115
Views: 15843

Re: Vanguard launches new offering ...

V

It reminds me of the television series about an alien invasion of earth.
by peppers
Wed Nov 12, 2014 4:00 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Vanguard launches new offering ... [Vanguard merchandise]
Replies: 115
Views: 15843

Re: astonishing performance of US markets vs others

Investors are not unhappy, they are just confused about their displacement from the reference point.
by peppers
Tue Nov 11, 2014 9:01 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: astonishing performance of US markets vs others
Replies: 50
Views: 5399

Re: Assisted Living

If I may, My mother will be 93 and has been in assisted living for three months. She has balance issues and has been diagnosed to be in the early stages of dementia. The facility provides three meals a day, bathing assistance, housekeeping and laundry. They have a monthly planner with activities sch...
by peppers
Tue Nov 11, 2014 6:43 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Assisted Living
Replies: 24
Views: 2291

Re: Oil change costs--dealer vs other

Oil/filter change, fluid check and top off, wifi, and free coffee or cappuccino $14.95. No appointment necessary.
I like my dealer.
by peppers
Fri Nov 07, 2014 5:58 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Oil change costs--dealer vs other
Replies: 35
Views: 2864

Re: For a 31.5 year old single guy, how am I doing?

[quote="bogledogle"]Hey Bogleheads, Long time lurker, and first time poster here. I always wonder how I am doing with my savings when compared to my peers in the California Bay Area. So here's goes all my financials: Marital Status: Single, 31.5 Years your call Yearly Income: ~140,000 ok T...
by peppers
Sun Nov 02, 2014 8:09 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: how am I doing?
Replies: 36
Views: 4409

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

Age 60 41 years in telecom In the early years the work was new and challenging. As time went on I reached a certain level of expertise and became one of the problem solvers. The special projects, demanding customers and FUBAR's got dumped on the problem solvers. There weren't many of us. We would of...
by peppers
Sun Oct 19, 2014 7:59 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: "I've had it" at work - how often
Replies: 151
Views: 12884

Re: The Final, Definitive Thread on Rebalancing

Professor Emeritus wrote:
FreddieG wrote:I rebalance by turning off the news using alternating left and right index fingers on the remote.


My mother used to say that a balanced diet was a cannoli in each hand.


With or without pistachio's? :)
by peppers
Sun Oct 19, 2014 10:09 am
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: The Final, Definitive Thread on Rebalancing
Replies: 24
Views: 2129

Re: So do we care more about change in bond price or bond yi

Kevin M

Nice job. See, some of us are paying attention.
by peppers
Tue Oct 14, 2014 4:53 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: So do we care more about change in bond price or bond yield?
Replies: 178
Views: 15452
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