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by peppers
Sun Jun 28, 2015 3:17 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Squirrel nemesis
Replies: 60
Views: 5104

Re: Squirrel nemesis

My issue is with one particular squirrel that insists on digging holes around the base of my basil plants. peppers - In March, when Bogleheads were wringing their hands over what they were going to do with the looming Fed "interest rate increase," you cooly and calmly told us how you woul...
by peppers
Sat Jun 27, 2015 11:37 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Squirrel nemesis
Replies: 60
Views: 5104

Re: Squirrel nemesis

I have implemented Plan A and currently Plan B is in progress. The highly trained guard dog is now outside and patrolling the premise....a 9 lb chihuahua.
Check that, the dog is lying down in the grass and soaking up the sun. Hmmmm...........
by peppers
Fri Jun 26, 2015 3:36 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Squirrel nemesis
Replies: 60
Views: 5104

Re: Squirrel nemesis

cheese_breath wrote:
jane1 wrote:I have been fighting squirrels this season. They started with a Basil plant.

Maybe they were looking for the oregano for their tomato, basil & oregano bruschettas ???


You may be on to something. We are growing basil, oregano and tomato's.........hmmmm..... :)
by peppers
Fri Jun 26, 2015 3:26 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Squirrel nemesis
Replies: 60
Views: 5104

Re: Squirrel nemesis

cheese_breath wrote:Get a cat or dog to chase the squirrel away.


OP here. This will be plan B. As luck would have it, my daughter called and said she would be going out of town for awhile and asked if we could babysit the "grand dog" at our place. Perfect timing.
by peppers
Fri Jun 26, 2015 3:17 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Squirrel nemesis
Replies: 60
Views: 5104

Re: Squirrel nemesis

HongKonger wrote:Plant your basil in containers with chicken wire over the top so they can't get to the soil.


OP here. This will be Plan A. The plants have been moved into containers and I found a roll of wire mesh in the garage that I will wrap around the containers shortly.
by peppers
Fri Jun 26, 2015 7:20 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Squirrel nemesis
Replies: 60
Views: 5104

Squirrel nemesis

Yeah, I know in the grand scheme of things, but, My issue is with one particular squirrel that insists on digging holes around the base of my basil plants. No plants have been damaged so far but my nemesis has been relentless. Short of an "extreme prejudice" action, is there any eco friend...
by peppers
Sat Jun 13, 2015 8:51 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How to securely dispose old computer?
Replies: 43
Views: 4016

Re: How to securely dispose old computer?

Makita impact driver works very well. It is a very liberating and therapeutic experience.
by peppers
Sat Jun 13, 2015 8:39 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Chromebooks- What is the lure?
Replies: 104
Views: 7768

Re: Chromebooks- What is the lure?

Just a comment

When I sign in to my Chromebook and view BH, the fonts are larger then when I use my Chromebook in guest mode. I guess my Chromebook knows I am an old guy and is trying to make things easier to read. :)
by peppers
Fri Jun 05, 2015 5:56 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Questions for the Panel of Experts@Boglehead Conference?--Post Here Now
Replies: 11
Views: 1884

Re: Questions for the Panel of Experts@Boglehead Conference?--Post Here Now

For the panel

For an investor still accumulating, would the goal of having a global cap weighted portfolio in retirement be adequate? For example, say one third in global equities and two thirds in global bonds. The investor is US based.
by peppers
Thu Jun 04, 2015 1:41 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Chromebook purchase
Replies: 30
Views: 2631

Re: Chromebook purchase

Printing can be done ..... directly if you buy a wifi-enabled printer (most printers nowadays) This is true, but there is a catch. I recently got a wifi enabled printer and tried to do this with my Chromebook, and it works, but when you connect the Chromebook to the printer using the wifi printer c...
by peppers
Sat May 30, 2015 9:47 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Anyone Trying to Login to Vanguard?
Replies: 22
Views: 1647

Re: Anyone Trying to Login to Vanguard?

Working just fine with my Chromebook. Logged in, checked some info, looked up some funds and no problems.
by peppers
Thu May 21, 2015 9:05 pm
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: Forum operating really slowly.
Replies: 10
Views: 1574

Re: Forum operating really slowly.

It's working fine on my chromebook
by peppers
Fri May 08, 2015 6:11 am
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Happy Birthday Mr. Bogle
Replies: 40
Views: 2363

Happy Birthday John C. Bogle !

[Thread merged into here, see below. --admin LadyGeek]

"...altri centro anni..."
by peppers
Sun May 03, 2015 8:51 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Will you buy self-driving car?
Replies: 235
Views: 10481

Re: Will you buy self-driving car?

So, when your self driving car malfunctions and breaks down on the highway, do you contact a mechanic or tech support?
by peppers
Sun May 03, 2015 1:05 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: New [marketing approach] by Fidelity, 401K custodian of many
Replies: 23
Views: 1873

Re: New, potentially colossal scam, by Fidelity, 401K custodian of many

I just logged in to my account and did not see what you describe. However, for the past two months when I view my account an ad comes up offering the services of an investment advice company founded by a winner of the Nobel Memorial Prize.
by peppers
Sat May 02, 2015 9:14 pm
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: Forum is now back ONLINE!
Replies: 45
Views: 3019

Re: Forum Functionality From the Index Page

Quick links on the left.
by peppers
Sat May 02, 2015 8:53 pm
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: Forum is now back ONLINE!
Replies: 45
Views: 3019

Re: Lost ability to change font size

stlutz wrote:Ctrl+ and Ctrl- work fine for me.


Interesting. I can now hold my Chromebook at arms length and read posts. It solved the gap issue as well. Thank you.
by peppers
Sat May 02, 2015 8:29 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best Chromebook 2015
Replies: 54
Views: 5101

Re: Best Chromebook 2015

IPad @ work, Acer Chromebook @ home. I don't do Windows or windows. :)
by peppers
Fri May 01, 2015 7:13 pm
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: Oh yuck, what just happened to the font?
Replies: 65
Views: 6211

Re: Oh yuck, what just happened to the font?

LadyGeek, are you familiar with the term "casual Friday" ? :wink:
by peppers
Sun Apr 26, 2015 11:31 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Cost to deliver a baby today?
Replies: 23
Views: 1764

Re: Cost to deliver a baby today?

Interesting Our last child was born in 1985. My wife and daughter were in the hospital 3-4 days? No extraordinary circumstances and the bill was ~$3000 paid for by employer provided insurance. My only out of pocket expense was $3.00 for the television. The hospital was located near the downtown area...
by peppers
Sat Apr 25, 2015 8:27 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Who follows Age in Bonds
Replies: 62
Views: 5304

Re: Who follows Age in Bonds

Averaging our ages...yep...we are spot on age in bonds.
by peppers
Sat Apr 25, 2015 8:20 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: What is too long to stay the course?
Replies: 50
Views: 3961

Re: What is too long to stay the course?

NASDAQ..."the stock market for the next hundred years."

Remember that ad?
by peppers
Tue Apr 21, 2015 8:02 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Vanguard Records to Keep
Replies: 8
Views: 1056

Re: Vanguard Records to Keep

Better to have it and not need it than to need it and not have it.
by peppers
Fri Apr 17, 2015 2:14 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks in freefall
Replies: 1342
Views: 262716

Re: U.S. stocks in freefall

And on a side note my grecian daisies and hyacinthus are finally blooming.
by peppers
Wed Apr 15, 2015 8:08 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Poll: Effective average Adjusted Livesoft tax rate?
Replies: 67
Views: 5513

Re: Poll: Effective average Adjusted Livesoft tax rate?

I'll play.
If I did the math correctly, 8.25% on $139300 ALI
by peppers
Sat Apr 11, 2015 8:08 am
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Favorite Boglehead Avatar?
Replies: 89
Views: 6053

Re: Favorite Boglehead Avatar?

LadyGeek

P.S. Yes, this is blatant and shameless schmoozing.
by peppers
Sat Apr 04, 2015 10:56 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: 401k - Should I stay or should I go?
Replies: 4
Views: 752

Re: 401k - Should I stay or should I go?

If your plan allows in-service distributions, an IRA could offer a wider array of investment options and possibly lower costs.
by peppers
Fri Apr 03, 2015 5:49 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Bogle says: "Active mutual funds could disappear:
Replies: 28
Views: 3787

Re: Bogle says: "Active mutual funds could disappear:

As long as monkeys can throw darts, we will have MPT.

Monkey Portfolio Trust.....has a certain cache'......
by peppers
Sat Mar 28, 2015 12:03 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: The random stock portfolio bogey - beating the monkey
Replies: 150
Views: 10075

Re: The random stock portfolio bogey - beating the monkey

Since monkeys are global, I wonder if they would exhibit a home country bias.
by peppers
Wed Mar 25, 2015 8:22 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: What Happens When Vanguard Owns Everything?
Replies: 19
Views: 5208

Re: What Happens When Vanguard Owns Everything?

brockman wrote:Perhaps BlackRock will buy Fidelity. Just guessing that it could be a reasonable possibility.


Re: What will be the biggest investment surprises of 2015?
Postby peppers » Sat Jan 03, 2015 4:01 pm

BlackRock and Fidelity will merge. :)
by peppers
Tue Mar 17, 2015 9:46 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Vanguard - The New Bond King - WSJ
Replies: 27
Views: 4612

Re: Vanguard - The New Bond King - WSJ

Let's see

Google search worked
by peppers
Tue Mar 17, 2015 8:08 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Savannah
Replies: 28
Views: 3740

Re: Savannah

viewtopic.php?f=11&t=87511

Here are some suggestions from BH's when we visited Savannah a few years ago.
by peppers
Mon Mar 16, 2015 9:10 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Did you buy a house because of low interest rate?
Replies: 25
Views: 2070

Re: Did you buy a house because of low interest rate?

We bought our house 32 years ago. The mortgage was a 30 year fixed @ 12.25 and the first born male child.
by peppers
Sun Mar 15, 2015 4:51 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Why the popularity of dividends? What's the counterargument?
Replies: 70
Views: 5529

Re: Dividends vs. Total Return?

Bogleheads: Vanguard has done research on the subject of dividends vs. total return. Their conclusion: We conclude that moving from an income or “yield” focus to a total-return approach may be the better solution. Total-return investing: An enduring solution for low yields Best wishes. Taylor Taylo...
by peppers
Sat Mar 07, 2015 5:23 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Wait till June Fed meeting before adding to VBTLX?
Replies: 17
Views: 1343

Re: Wait till June Fed meeting before adding to VBTLX?

Someone can correct me if I am wrong but IIRC, the last time the Fed "raised" rates was in 2006?...that's a long wait and see.
by peppers
Sat Mar 07, 2015 2:13 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: How long did you stay in your starter home?
Replies: 87
Views: 5497

Re: How long did you stay in your starter home?

33 years and the nest is empty. The children are all married and have their own nests.
by peppers
Sat Mar 07, 2015 12:52 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: interest rate increase looming. what you gonna do ?
Replies: 65
Views: 6987

Re: interest rate increase looming. what you gonna do ?

If rates rise in the spring I will be getting the vegetable garden ready.

If rates rise in the summer I will be maintaining the vegetable garden.

If rates rise in the fall I will be harvesting from the vegetable garden.

Its all according to the vegetable plan.
by peppers
Sat Mar 07, 2015 12:16 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Bonds, REITs, Utilities, Commodities and Stocks down - Wow
Replies: 66
Views: 4982

Re: Bonds, REITs, Utilities, Commodities and Stocks down - W

Last week....let's see....

Bought some US Total Market

Bought some EAFE

Bought some Intermediate Investment grade bonds

Bought some US Mid-Small

Bought some International Intermediate Investment grade bonds

That's about it I think.
by peppers
Fri Mar 06, 2015 6:55 pm
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Boglehead degree status
Replies: 52
Views: 5862

Re: Boglehead degree status

Going on four years in Pre-K. Professor Siri's homework assignments are tough.
by peppers
Sat Feb 28, 2015 12:48 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Thought for the Day: Invest Logically
Replies: 18
Views: 2288

Re: Thought for the Day: Invest Logically

VictoriaF wrote:
hoops777 wrote:I think he would only put 20 pct in planet earth stocks and 80 pct universal :D


He could use the universal part of the allocation to buy real estate, because outside Earth, it can't go under water.

Victoria


True. But his venture could sink into a black hole. There goes the galaxy.
by peppers
Sat Feb 28, 2015 8:32 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Thought for the Day: Invest Logically
Replies: 18
Views: 2288

Re: Thought for the Day: Invest Logically

I don't see Spock as an equity guy because of the speculative and psychological aspects of the market. That "would be illogical." :)
by peppers
Tue Feb 24, 2015 4:41 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Help! I can't afford to eat on my South Beach vacation
Replies: 60
Views: 5619

Re: Oliver's and Versailles

I'd like to thank Taylor for pointing out Oliver's Bistro. We went there this morning and the breakfast was reasonable and very tasty. dsivi: I am glad you and your friends enjoyed breakfast at Oliver's . We went there last week before the Boat Show. There is a famous Cuban Restaurant in Miami wher...
by peppers
Sun Feb 22, 2015 9:45 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 931
Views: 146499

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

LadyGeek wrote:Tusk. A horror/thriller.

If you are looking for a "guy" movie, meaning a stupid plot and trite dialog, this is it. Don't blame me, my husband bought it. He liked it.


Gentlemen, I believe an aspersion has been cast upon our viewing habits. :)
by peppers
Sun Feb 22, 2015 2:01 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 931
Views: 146499

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

American Sniper
by peppers
Sat Feb 21, 2015 10:28 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: why do some people like Fidelity?
Replies: 92
Views: 11020

Re: why do some people like Fidelity?

We have accounts at Fidelity and Vanguard. There is no emotional attachment to either one, simply tools to use and nothing more.
by peppers
Thu Feb 12, 2015 5:44 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: I'm not a bad Boglehead [buying Powerball ticket]
Replies: 101
Views: 6963

Re: I'm not a bad Boglehead [buying Powerball ticket]

Once again...ahem... The various state lottery commissions would like to thank all of the non winning Boglehead ticket holders for their generous and voluntary tax donations. They look forward to your continuing support.
by peppers
Sun Feb 08, 2015 1:58 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: When 60/40 just isn't appropriate
Replies: 127
Views: 14632

Re: When 60/40 just isn't appropriate

The Clash of the Cultures p. 262 - 263 Wellington Fund "During most of the Fund's first four decades of existence, the Fund's allocation of assets between equities - typically about 60 - 65 percent of resources - and corporate and government bonds - the remaining 35 - 40 percent varied around t...

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