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Re: heartbleed - widespread internet security problem

If anyone is interested...

http://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/alerts/TA14-098A

Yes, I realize that there are many IT professionals on this site; this is for some individuals trying to get a better understanding of the Heartbleed issue.
by peppers
Mon Apr 14, 2014 8:43 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: heartbleed - widespread internet security problem
Replies: 158
Views: 14468

Re: Speculation on I Bond fixed rate for May 1st

Speculation on Bogleheads....

Heartbleed run amok....

Red Blood Moon on April 15 2014....

These are perilous times.....
by peppers
Sat Apr 12, 2014 6:56 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Speculation on I Bond fixed rate for May 1st
Replies: 17
Views: 2018

Re: Problem with Vanguard website

No problem getting in.
by peppers
Fri Apr 11, 2014 9:33 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Problem with Vanguard website
Replies: 25
Views: 2017

Re: Stock markets in free fall?

Why own bonds at all? :)
by peppers
Fri Apr 11, 2014 8:54 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Stock markets in free fall?
Replies: 92
Views: 6421

Re: Vanguard website & Heartbleed security flaw

There are 2 search boxes. Having more than one choice tends to confuse people. :)
by peppers
Thu Apr 10, 2014 6:37 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: heartbleed - widespread internet security problem
Replies: 158
Views: 14468

Re: I saw a "Boglehead" on my flight yesterday!

Was it 广东话 ? or 浙江 ?
by peppers
Wed Apr 09, 2014 10:05 pm
 
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: I saw a "Boglehead" on my flight yesterday!
Replies: 61
Views: 7023

Re: Stable Value Funds

by peppers
Sun Apr 06, 2014 8:38 am
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Stable Value Funds
Replies: 12
Views: 846

Re: Vanguard Statements

The HFT guys are playing around.
by peppers
Sat Apr 05, 2014 11:51 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Vanguard Statements
Replies: 7
Views: 495

Re: Should I see Frozen?

Yao on the violin?
by peppers
Sat Apr 05, 2014 11:45 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Should I see Frozen?
Replies: 16
Views: 1686

Re: How are you preparing for the coming bear market

The Tetrad Red Blood Moon starts on April 15th. (Irony)

We will carry on according to plan. Or more likely muddle through.
by peppers
Sat Apr 05, 2014 12:57 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: How are you preparing for the coming bear market
Replies: 104
Views: 7743

Re: Stable Value Funds

There are some risks. The contracts and securities purchased for the fund are backed solely by the financial resources of the issuers of such contracts and securities. Issuers may experience credit failure or fail to meet their financial obligations which could result in a loss. And such funds are n...
by peppers
Sat Apr 05, 2014 11:04 am
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Stable Value Funds
Replies: 12
Views: 846

Re: International Bond Allocation?

I was curious.......

As of 02/28/2014

Vanguard Total Bond Index Fund VBMFX 6.6% in Foreign Bonds

Vanguard Balanced Index Fund VBINX 5.6% in Foreign Bonds
by peppers
Sat Apr 05, 2014 10:17 am
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: International Bond Allocation?
Replies: 24
Views: 1632

Re: The Coming Financial Crisis-Another Guru Has Spoken

I've witnessed all the aforementioned events and rode the bear in 1973-74 as a young investing buck. It didn't make me a guru. :)
by peppers
Sun Mar 30, 2014 9:55 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: The Coming Financial Crisis-Another Guru Has Spoken
Replies: 5
Views: 1048

Re: “Status Quo” Bias in investing. Does it hurt or help?

Along Taylors thinking.....

If only tax advantaged - VSMGX Vanguard Life Strategy Moderate Growth

If both taxable and tax advantaged - Same 4 Vanguard funds placed accordingly in each account. Stocks in taxable and bonds in tax advantaged.

Then go into inertia mode.
by peppers
Sun Mar 30, 2014 12:41 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: “Status Quo” Bias in investing. Does it hurt or help?
Replies: 21
Views: 906

Re: Lazy portfolios: no returns or risk information

Taylor

Ozark's post.....good stuff....I have to save it in my own little "collection of gems".
by peppers
Sun Mar 30, 2014 10:19 am
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Lazy portfolios: no returns or risk information
Replies: 132
Views: 6432

Re: Poll: how did you decide on stock/bond allocation?

Reading "The Intelligent Investor" was a big influence.
by peppers
Sun Mar 30, 2014 9:38 am
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Poll: how did you decide on stock/bond allocation?
Replies: 35
Views: 1839

Re: Frugal Fatigue

Always strike a balance between now and the future. You save and have a goal. Excellent.

However, while riding a bike to exercise and save some benjamins is good, doing it in Chicago...in January...when it's -15 degrees before the windchill...you might want to rethink this next time.
by peppers
Sat Mar 29, 2014 11:55 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Frugal Fatigue
Replies: 96
Views: 9646

Re: International Bond Allocation?

The Barclay Gov/Credit Bond Index fund that I use in my 401k has about 15% international.
by peppers
Sat Mar 29, 2014 11:24 am
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: International Bond Allocation?
Replies: 24
Views: 1632

Re: S&P 500 DEAD forever!!!

So, should the fund symbol be VFDII ? :)
by peppers
Fri Mar 28, 2014 9:02 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: S&P 500 DEAD forever!!!
Replies: 13
Views: 2711

Re: foreign sales people calling 5 times daily

Sometimes you gotta have some fun with these calls....so...my responses... You have reached the Regional Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigations, Agent Peppers speaking, what can I do for you? or MonaLisa pizzeria, what would you like to order? or Sorry, I am so broke, I can't even afford to ...
by peppers
Fri Mar 21, 2014 11:35 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: foreign sales people calling 5 times daily
Replies: 41
Views: 2602

Re: Form 8606 - Roth IRA Basis

^^^ More homework? My dog ate the last assignment. :happy
by peppers
Sun Mar 16, 2014 10:32 am
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Form 8606 - Roth IRA Basis
Replies: 28
Views: 1502

Re: 20% More in Roth vs. TIRA, Even w/Uniform Tax Rate?

bsteiner

Thank you for the links.
by peppers
Sun Mar 16, 2014 10:07 am
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: 20% More in Roth vs. TIRA, Even w/Uniform Tax Rate?
Replies: 20
Views: 1150

Re: When to file social security benefits 62 or 67?

Also called Ya ya I believe. :)
by peppers
Thu Mar 13, 2014 6:26 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: When to file social security benefits 62 or 67?
Replies: 56
Views: 2915

Re: When to file social security benefits 62 or 67?

sscritic wrote:Speaking of homework, who googled images of 佟丽娅 to check out her teeth? :)


Tong Liya, am I close?
by peppers
Thu Mar 13, 2014 6:11 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: When to file social security benefits 62 or 67?
Replies: 56
Views: 2915

Re: How do I stop worrying about money?

StarbuxInvestor

Perhaps you have won the race, taken the victory lap and still redlining the engine?
Take your foot off the accelerator and glide into the recognition of your accomplishments.
Your health and a loving soul mate, what more does one need?
by peppers
Mon Mar 10, 2014 9:08 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: How do I stop worrying about money?
Replies: 66
Views: 5568

Re: How did you get through the market crash in 08-09

As the events of 2008-2009 played out, fellow coworkers would ask, "How's your 401k doing? I would reply, "It's about a 201k now."
by peppers
Sun Mar 09, 2014 9:09 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: How did you get through the market crash in 08-09
Replies: 104
Views: 5431

Re: Money issues - people take me for granted

What part of "NO" don't you understand?

They're players, and you're being played.
by peppers
Sun Mar 09, 2014 7:24 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Money issues - people take me for granted
Replies: 74
Views: 4908

Re: Bogleheads.org Home Page Updated

off-white...thank you. I thought I was becoming ocularly challenged.
by peppers
Sun Mar 09, 2014 12:11 pm
 
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: Bogleheads.org Home Page Updated
Replies: 230
Views: 9029

Re: Bonds - What other fund?

Barclays Capital US Government/Credit Bond Index
by peppers
Sun Mar 09, 2014 10:47 am
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Bonds - What other fund?
Replies: 20
Views: 1455

Re: OMG, There Goes Coinstar?

In the big evil metropolis where I dwell, two of my banks and several of their branches have coin counters.
by peppers
Sat Mar 08, 2014 8:55 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: OMG, There Goes Coinstar?
Replies: 38
Views: 3833

Re: Customer service - Vanguard vs Fidelity

My 401k is at Fidelity and the other accounts are at Vanguard. Over the years, I have had a few interactions with the CSR's at both organizations. Overall, I would rate them about the same. To be clear, my issues were relatively minor and resolved in a timely fashion. Once or twice a year a Fidelity...
by peppers
Sat Mar 08, 2014 8:43 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Customer service - Vanguard vs Fidelity
Replies: 80
Views: 6531

Re: Which Chromebook?

(1) ACER C720
(2) No Crouton
(3) Quiet
(4) Wireless router in house so.......
(5) HDMI yes but have not used it yet.
(6) Not as good as my IPad but adequate for my purposes.
by peppers
Sat Mar 08, 2014 8:11 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Which Chromebook?
Replies: 42
Views: 2527

Re: Bogleheads.org Home Page Updated

A mere one and seven eighth of an inch of space on Chromebook, reserved for future expansion. I can hear the site admins teeth grinding as I write. :)
by peppers
Fri Mar 07, 2014 8:12 pm
 
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: Bogleheads.org Home Page Updated
Replies: 230
Views: 9029

Re: The Stock Market's Relentless Bid, Explained

I eagerly await the PE10>30 thread. :happy
by peppers
Thu Mar 06, 2014 8:10 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: The Stock Market's Relentless Bid, Explained
Replies: 22
Views: 2352

Re: Bogleheads.org Home Page Updated

The multi-colored bar fades left to right. I assume that is the effect you are looking for?
by peppers
Tue Mar 04, 2014 11:16 pm
 
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: Bogleheads.org Home Page Updated
Replies: 230
Views: 9029

Re: Bogleheads.org Home Page Updated

Page looks the same on Chromebook, Win 7 laptop and IPad.
by peppers
Tue Mar 04, 2014 11:14 pm
 
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: Bogleheads.org Home Page Updated
Replies: 230
Views: 9029

Re: You know you're a Boglehead when ...

When you actively engage in a 10 page 400+ post thread.
by peppers
Mon Mar 03, 2014 10:47 pm
 
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: You know you're a Boglehead when ...
Replies: 86
Views: 5099

Re: Bogleheads.org Home Page Updated

sscritic wrote:
peppers wrote:Older than dirt and can't remember? :)

I can remember Rocky and Bullwinkle, Boris and Natasha, Sherman and Mr. Peabody, and Snidely Whiplash, Nell and Dudley Do-Right. This recent stuff, not so much.


Does Clutch Cargo, Spinner and Paddlefoot ring a bell?
by peppers
Mon Mar 03, 2014 10:37 pm
 
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: Bogleheads.org Home Page Updated
Replies: 230
Views: 9029

Re: Bogleheads.org Home Page Updated

Older than dirt and can't remember? :)
by peppers
Mon Mar 03, 2014 10:31 pm
 
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: Bogleheads.org Home Page Updated
Replies: 230
Views: 9029

Re: Bogleheads.org Home Page Updated

Good catch Duckie. That was my next "very polite and respectful suggestion."

Under Post A New Topic
by peppers
Mon Mar 03, 2014 10:23 pm
 
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: Bogleheads.org Home Page Updated
Replies: 230
Views: 9029

Re: Bogleheads.org Home Page Updated

Don't hit me.

Is it possible to align the word "Finance" directly below "Personal"? Right now its offset, and I believe it would give a more crisp look.
by peppers
Mon Mar 03, 2014 10:11 pm
 
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: Bogleheads.org Home Page Updated
Replies: 230
Views: 9029

Re: Bogleheads.org Home Page Updated

sscritic wrote:
LadyGeek wrote:Does your crazy browser put "Suggested Reading" on one line?

Update: The next post says it worked (thanks, peppers).

My crazy browser does.


Mine too
by peppers
Mon Mar 03, 2014 9:59 pm
 
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: Bogleheads.org Home Page Updated
Replies: 230
Views: 9029

Re: Bogleheads.org Home Page Updated

Suggested reading :thumbsup
by peppers
Mon Mar 03, 2014 9:39 pm
 
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: Bogleheads.org Home Page Updated
Replies: 230
Views: 9029

Re: Bogleheads.org Home Page Updated

I figured out the home page and figured out how to get Pandora on my Chromebook. All in one night, not bad for an old guy.
by peppers
Mon Mar 03, 2014 12:29 am
 
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: Bogleheads.org Home Page Updated
Replies: 230
Views: 9029

Re: Start a new thread

That was a test run, one click was all it took.
by peppers
Sun Mar 02, 2014 10:19 pm
 
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: Start a new thread
Replies: 2
Views: 203

Start a new thread

One click
by peppers
Sun Mar 02, 2014 10:16 pm
 
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: Start a new thread
Replies: 2
Views: 203
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