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Re: POLL: My home is worth less/more in 2014 than in 2007?

My best guesstimate is 20% less.
The kids can slug it out with the agents and the buyer when the time comes. :)
by peppers
Sun Jul 27, 2014 5:45 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: POLL: My home is worth less/more in 2014 than in 2007?
Replies: 42
Views: 1676

Re: favorite bogleheads posts?

The locked threads by stlutz on DCA and Value
by peppers
Thu Jul 24, 2014 9:43 am
 
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: favorite bogleheads posts?
Replies: 43
Views: 3099

Re: Dumb 3rd grade math question about beach house rental

The OP could just front the 10k. This would eliminate the need to divide by x, multiply by y, total the sums and solve for the unknown.
by peppers
Wed Jul 23, 2014 10:04 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Dumb 3rd grade math question about beach house rental
Replies: 49
Views: 3229

Re: Best Coffee Maker? What do you have?

Keurig
Mr. Coffee
Regal 36 cup < For those long weekends when I am too lazy to make a fresh pot.
by peppers
Wed Jul 23, 2014 5:43 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best Coffee Maker? What do you have?
Replies: 58
Views: 3627

Re: Poll: Which Happens First - DOW > 20,000 or DOW < 14,000

I have retired from making prognostications about financial benchmarks.

I am also getting very lazy in my later years.
by peppers
Wed Jul 23, 2014 10:04 am
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Poll: Which Happens First - DOW > 20,000 or DOW < 14,000?
Replies: 33
Views: 3076

Re: Hw many credit cards to own?

We have two. His and hers.
by peppers
Mon Jul 21, 2014 9:58 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Hw many credit cards to own?
Replies: 69
Views: 4074

Re: VMMXX: Finally Pulled the Trigger

Perhaps DABDA

Denial
Anger
Bargaining
Depression
Acceptance
by peppers
Mon Jul 21, 2014 9:43 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: VMMXX: Finally Pulled the Trigger
Replies: 20
Views: 2668

Re: Poll - Do you use Quicken?

No, I use a number 2 pencil and a spiral notebook to track our assets.
For tracking expenses, I GPS my wife's car.
by peppers
Mon Jul 21, 2014 12:47 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Poll - Do you use Quicken?
Replies: 66
Views: 3276

Re: how often do you look at your account

Once a week to see if I can remember the access information. I find that logging in to all 38 of my accounts and websites with passwords every day is a good way to fight the onset of dementia. That is why I never use the auto logon feature of bogleheads. I need to find out if I still remember that ...
by peppers
Sun Jul 20, 2014 8:49 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: how often do you look at your account
Replies: 70
Views: 3572

Re: how often do you look at your account

Once a week to see if I can remember the access information.
by peppers
Sun Jul 20, 2014 8:40 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: how often do you look at your account
Replies: 70
Views: 3572

Re: Stable Value Fund vs Total Bond Market

I use the SVF and Barclays Capital U.S. Government/Credit Bond Index fund in my 401k at globalmegacorp.
by peppers
Sun Jul 20, 2014 11:28 am
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Stable Value Fund vs Total Bond Market
Replies: 27
Views: 2137

Re: Garden 2014

The last of the vegetables were kicked out of the house and planted yesterday. Update Little Fingers Eggplant Not yet Icaban Eggplant Not yet Diva Cucumbers Harvesting Sweet Slice Cucumbers Harvesting Roma Tomatoes Not yet Cherry Tomatoes Not yet Heirloom Tomatoes Not yet Big Bertha Peppers meh Bel...
by peppers
Sat Jul 19, 2014 7:06 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Garden 2014
Replies: 46
Views: 4436

Re: The ultimate Boglehead exercise

sscritic wrote:I am too lazy to move that slowly.


It's good to know I am not alone.
by peppers
Sat Jul 19, 2014 4:01 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: The ultimate Boglehead exercise
Replies: 30
Views: 3755

Re: New Edition of Random Walk in January 2015

sscritic wrote:Try this: Tell me one thing you can get from a book that you can't get on bogleheads.

You can't. If you tell me, then it will be on bogleheads. Q.E.D.


paper cut
by peppers
Thu Jul 17, 2014 10:13 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: New Edition of Random Walk in January 2015
Replies: 33
Views: 2335

Re: High end purses

I'm male. I love wearing ratty jeans with holes in them when I am doing my gardening. It helps with the ventilation on hot summer days.
by peppers
Sun Jul 13, 2014 12:20 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: High end purses
Replies: 119
Views: 10949

Re: Does anyone expect tilts to *under*perform?

This thread reminded me of an old fishing story.... Two friends get up early and set out on their boat, equipped with the latest electronic fish finders and the best rods, reels and lures money could buy. As the day goes on they are seen darting back and forth across the lake, hitting all the known ...
by peppers
Sun Jul 13, 2014 11:34 am
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Does anyone expect tilts to *under*perform?
Replies: 84
Views: 5292

Re: Knowledge gaps + anxiety = shame; gender and investing

So, HFT is now High Frequency Testosterone ? :wink:
by peppers
Sat Jul 12, 2014 10:58 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Knowledge gaps + anxiety = shame; gender and investing
Replies: 77
Views: 5453

Re: POLL: Walmart vs Amazon

I needed a mask, some tongs, and some gloves to remove a dead rat from my attic this morning. I didn't need 100 masks, 6 tongs, and 10 gloves from Costco. I also didn't want the smell of the dead rat in my house for two days waiting for delivery from Amazon. I got to Walmart and back is 15 minutes....
by peppers
Sat Jul 12, 2014 9:33 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: POLL: Walmart vs Amazon
Replies: 137
Views: 8041

Re: POLL: Walmart vs Amazon

Neither. We have had very disappointing customer experiences with them.
by peppers
Sat Jul 12, 2014 3:43 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: POLL: Walmart vs Amazon
Replies: 137
Views: 8041

Re: High end purses

Grt2bOutdoors wrote:How about a Chloe bag - it will only set you back a couple of grand! that's right - $2K for a bag. The choice is your's - a new Chloe bag or a new Target Retirement fund. :moneybag


Yeah, but women get free shipping on Chloe' from Nordstoms . :)
by peppers
Fri Jul 11, 2014 11:21 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: High end purses
Replies: 119
Views: 10949

Re: High end purses

My daughter has a Michael Kors purse..... $300 - $400. And then there is always Coach and Prada.
by peppers
Fri Jul 11, 2014 10:43 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: High end purses
Replies: 119
Views: 10949

Re: POLL: How Old is Your Newest Motor Vehicle? -- REVISED

Dave C. wrote:
pennstater2005 wrote:
peppers wrote:I voted in both polls. Old habits are hard to let go.


So did I.


So also, did I. But I grew up on the south side of Chicago...... Where we vote early and often. 8-)


North side and yes we do too. :wink:
by peppers
Wed Jul 09, 2014 9:48 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: POLL: How Old is Your Newest Motor Vehicle? -- REVISED
Replies: 51
Views: 2999

Re: Advice for how to fund my wedding

Option 1 Congratulations and Good Luck to you.

P.S. My daughter is getting married in a few weeks and the stacks of benjamins are flowing. It's only money, right? :)
by peppers
Tue Jul 08, 2014 10:25 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Advice for how to fund my wedding
Replies: 54
Views: 2728

Re: Barbecue Set [Cooking tools]

This may or may not help

http://www.bestofbarbecue.com/

We have the Chili Pepper Grill Rack and it comes in handy for us.
by peppers
Tue Jul 08, 2014 10:16 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Barbecue Set [Cooking tools]
Replies: 12
Views: 1110

Re: POLL: How Old is Your Newest Motor Vehicle? -- REVISED

I voted in both polls. Old habits are hard to let go.
by peppers
Tue Jul 08, 2014 9:29 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: POLL: How Old is Your Newest Motor Vehicle? -- REVISED
Replies: 51
Views: 2999

Re: Neighbor's Fireworks

Only one neighbor shooting off fireworks? Hmmm..... Thursday night, the country club not far from us did their annual display. I watched from my deck and it was impressive. Friday night was even louder as my neighborhood exploded into a cacophony of sounds and brilliant displays in all directions. I...
by peppers
Sat Jul 05, 2014 8:34 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Neighbor's Fireworks
Replies: 50
Views: 4406

Re: How are you doing through the first half of 2014?

Pretty good. Thanks for asking.
by peppers
Fri Jul 04, 2014 10:07 am
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: How are you doing through the first half of 2014?
Replies: 91
Views: 9318

Re: BOGLEHEAD CONTEST: Mid-Year Report

sscritic wrote:
peppers wrote:QUESTION: What can we learn from the "Boglehead Contest?"


Have you had your eyes checked this year?


No, busy watching soap operas :wink:
by peppers
Wed Jul 02, 2014 7:18 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: BOGLEHEAD CONTEST: Mid-Year Report
Replies: 22
Views: 1849

Re: BOGLEHEAD CONTEST: Mid-Year Report

QUESTION: What can we learn from the "Boglehead Contest?"


...even a blind squirrel finds a nut once in awhile..
by peppers
Wed Jul 02, 2014 6:44 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: BOGLEHEAD CONTEST: Mid-Year Report
Replies: 22
Views: 1849

Re: I found a new coffee.

Inspired by peppers, I stole a My K-Cup from my father (the theft was not inspired by peppers, just the experiment to follow). I then was able to get a 12oz package of Starbucks coffee on sale at my local grocery store for $5.99. Each day, I filled the My K-Cup with the suggested 2 tablespoons to th...
by peppers
Wed Jul 02, 2014 9:58 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: I found a new coffee.
Replies: 72
Views: 5265

Re: do you lie about your finances to friends

..."Bless me father for I have sinned. I have told countless lies to family and friends about our finances. I walk around wearing shabby clothes and drive vehicles that even the junk yards refuse to take. For my penance I will make additional contributions to the grandchildren's college account...
by peppers
Tue Jul 01, 2014 7:46 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: do you lie about your finances to friends
Replies: 103
Views: 8949

Re: Who do you talk with about your financial goals?

老法師 and Tony Soprano in the same thread. Very Zen like.
by peppers
Sun Jun 29, 2014 7:54 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Who do you talk with about your financial goals?
Replies: 158
Views: 9080

Re: How many Bogleheads golf?

I play miniature golf with the grandchildren.
by peppers
Sat Jun 28, 2014 1:13 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How many Bogleheads golf?
Replies: 81
Views: 4300

Re: where is nisiprius?

I don't know why this is so hard for some people. I was about to say "let me google that for you", but instead I will say "let me search user's posts for you." http://www.bogleheads.org/forum/search.php?author_id=2820&sr=posts P.S. If he really stopped posting, I would be ab...
by peppers
Sat Jun 28, 2014 1:10 pm
 
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: where is nisiprius?
Replies: 26
Views: 3530

Re: Anyone switch to non-branch banking?

Not really. Within a 10 minute stroll from my domicile I have, in no particular order of importance... B of A Chase US Bank PNC 2 local banks 1 credit union One of the institutions that I utilize has stopped serving free coffee and cookies and substituted mints and lollipops. I may have to reevaluat...
by peppers
Wed Jun 25, 2014 6:01 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Anyone switch to non-branch banking?
Replies: 54
Views: 4323

Re: Stock / Bonds Allocation

We are about 40/60 equity to fixed income.

P.S. My age 60...her age...off topic...
by peppers
Tue Jun 24, 2014 8:02 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Stock / Bonds Allocation
Replies: 48
Views: 2441

Re: How much car can I afford while paying cash? Details ins

Buy the Beemer. The global economy appreciates your support.
by peppers
Sun Jun 22, 2014 7:31 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How much car can I afford while paying cash? Details inside.
Replies: 62
Views: 3914

Re: It is time to retire when you .......

"...The thrill is gone...the thrill is gone away..."
by peppers
Sun Jun 22, 2014 4:41 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: It is time to retire when you .......
Replies: 104
Views: 9661

Re: Wind blew off shingles, now roof is leaking!

Also no one told me that the tarp protection would only last a short time.

There were many government announcements regarding TARP.
by peppers
Sun Jun 22, 2014 1:35 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Wind blew off shingles, now roof is leaking!
Replies: 27
Views: 1446

Re: Personal Life subforum?

I am tendentiously ambivalent towards it.

Hope that helps.
by peppers
Fri Jun 20, 2014 1:24 pm
 
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: Personal Life subforum?
Replies: 97
Views: 4682

Re: Suggestions for 1-2 Days in NYC?

You have gotten some good suggestions, I might add: Rent a bike and cruise the Chelsea District along the Hudson River. Watch for the outdoor trapeze school. Test your negotiating skills in Chinatown for purchasing items. Have gelato and cappuccino in a small cafe in Little Italy. Use the computers ...
by peppers
Fri Jun 20, 2014 9:08 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Suggestions for 1-2 Days in NYC?
Replies: 51
Views: 3075

Re: chicken marinade recipes

My wife uses a chipotle rub.

Alas, the recipe is encrypted. But, I do know that jalapeno peppers are part of the mix. :)
by peppers
Sat Jun 14, 2014 10:47 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: chicken marinade recipes
Replies: 32
Views: 1766

Re: Cutting the cable cord - how did you do it?

Never had cable or dish. Antenna outside works just fine. If it ain't free, it ain't for me.
by peppers
Sat Jun 14, 2014 10:25 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Cutting the cable cord - how did you do it?
Replies: 63
Views: 4403

Re: PANIC! 101

My doctor has advised me against the dreaded triple top....dark chocolate, chocolate mint and chocolate chip on a waffle cone.
by peppers
Wed Jun 11, 2014 7:27 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Panic! 101
Replies: 40
Views: 3606

Re: What are you doing with the market at an all time high?

I did not know it hit an all time high. Just investing according to plan.

Oh, and watching an interesting Chinese soap opera someone told me about. :)
by peppers
Sun Jun 08, 2014 9:24 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: What are you doing with the market at an all time high?
Replies: 95
Views: 6506
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