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Re: Should I waive Federal Employees Group Life Insurance?

Just to close the loop on this, I ended up getting a 20-year term for $750k from USAA for $31/month and waived FEGLI.
by randomwalk
Sun Sep 14, 2014 11:42 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Should I waive Federal Employees Group Life Insurance?
Replies: 12
Views: 1048

Re: Should I waive Federal Employees Group Life Insurance?

It's been a long time, but I seem to remember that you get a certain amount of life insurance for free. Is that incorrect? Waiving FEGLI seems like a bad idea to me. No, I do not believe there is free insurance. The Basic coverage is subsidized, however, and as described there is an "Extra Ben...
by randomwalk
Mon Aug 11, 2014 10:04 am
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Should I waive Federal Employees Group Life Insurance?
Replies: 12
Views: 1048

Should I waive Federal Employees Group Life Insurance?

Greetings all - Starting employment with the federal government after Labor Day and am trying to work through the FEGLI question. My instincts are to waive coverage entirely and stick with term policies, but I want to make sure I'm not missing something since it is so difficult to get FEGLI if you w...
by randomwalk
Mon Aug 11, 2014 9:30 am
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Should I waive Federal Employees Group Life Insurance?
Replies: 12
Views: 1048

Re: Thrift Savings Plan question

Keep the TSP account forever. It is simplicity itself along with the lowest fees possible. And the G fund, which can't be beat as a fixed-income, bond fund. And you can rollover either kind of IRA into your TSP account. https://www.tsp.gov/planparticipation/transfers/eligibility.shtml That's not qu...
by randomwalk
Thu May 08, 2014 9:44 am
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Thrift Savings Plan question
Replies: 13
Views: 1346

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V

Recently finished A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeiki.

Now reading The Good Lord Bird by James McBride.
by randomwalk
Fri Mar 21, 2014 4:20 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V
Replies: 3351
Views: 1148759

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V

I recently finished A Terrible Glory by James Donovan, Stillness and Speed by Dennis Bergkamp, and Euthyphro by Plato.

Now reading Apology by Plato.
by randomwalk
Mon Oct 07, 2013 9:44 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V
Replies: 3351
Views: 1148759

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V

I recently finished Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee by Dee Brown.

Now reading A Terrible Glory by James Donovan.
by randomwalk
Thu Sep 26, 2013 9:54 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V
Replies: 3351
Views: 1148759

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V

I recently finished Enemies by Tim Weiner.

Now reading Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee by Dee Brown.
by randomwalk
Thu Sep 19, 2013 8:57 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V
Replies: 3351
Views: 1148759

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V

I recently finished The Healing by Jonathan Odell.

Now reading Enemies by Tim Weiner.
by randomwalk
Mon Sep 16, 2013 6:45 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V
Replies: 3351
Views: 1148759

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V

I recently finished Legacy of Ashes by Tim Weiner.

Now reading The Healing by Jonathan Odell.
by randomwalk
Tue Sep 10, 2013 9:10 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V
Replies: 3351
Views: 1148759

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V

I recently finished The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer.

Now reading Legacy of Ashes by Tim Weiner.
by randomwalk
Mon Sep 02, 2013 9:49 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V
Replies: 3351
Views: 1148759

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V

I recently finished The Unwinding by George Packer.

Now reading The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer.
by randomwalk
Mon Aug 26, 2013 12:57 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V
Replies: 3351
Views: 1148759

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V

I recently finished Mary Coin by Marisa Silver and The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg.

Now reading The Unwinding by George Packer.
by randomwalk
Tue Aug 20, 2013 2:21 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V
Replies: 3351
Views: 1148759

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V

I recently finished Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick, I Am Legend by Richard Matheson, Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut, The Fault in Our Stars by John Green, The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker, The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky, and Thomas Jefferson by Jon ...
by randomwalk
Thu Aug 15, 2013 9:37 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V
Replies: 3351
Views: 1148759

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V

I just finished Rendezvous with Rama by Arthur C. Clarke.

Now reading Thomas Jefferson by Jon Meacham.
by randomwalk
Thu Jul 25, 2013 8:52 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V
Replies: 3351
Views: 1148759

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V

I just finished Angel in the Whirlwind by Benson Bobrick.

Now reading Rendezvous with Rama by Arthur C. Clarke.
by randomwalk
Wed Jul 24, 2013 1:58 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V
Replies: 3351
Views: 1148759

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V

I just finished For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway.

Now reading Angel in the Whirlwind by Benson Bobrick.
by randomwalk
Sat Jul 20, 2013 11:48 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V
Replies: 3351
Views: 1148759

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V

I just finished The Flamethrowers by Rachel Kushner and Our Lives, Our Fortunes, and Our Sacred Honor by Richard Beeman.

Now reading For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway.
by randomwalk
Thu Jul 18, 2013 9:41 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V
Replies: 3351
Views: 1148759

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V

I just finished The Son by Philipp Meyer.

Now reading The Flamethrowers by Rachel Kushner.
by randomwalk
Mon Jul 08, 2013 1:23 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V
Replies: 3351
Views: 1148759

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V

In the three or four books I've read on Vietnam lately...the Americans had one serious and persistent enemy. Platoon Leader: A Memoir of Command in Combat (A friend gave me a stack of "Infantry" magazines published by the Infantry School at Ft. Benning. They recommended this book....so I ...
by randomwalk
Wed Jul 03, 2013 9:29 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V
Replies: 3351
Views: 1148759

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V

I just finished Transatlantic by Colum McCann.

Now reading The Son by Philipp Meyer.
by randomwalk
Mon Jul 01, 2013 9:52 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V
Replies: 3351
Views: 1148759

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V

I just finished Revolutionary Summer by Joseph Ellis.

Now reading Transatlantic by Colum McCann.
by randomwalk
Thu Jun 27, 2013 9:20 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V
Replies: 3351
Views: 1148759

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V

I just finished Eating Animals by Jonathan Safran Foer.

Now reading Revolutionary Summer by Joseph Ellis.
by randomwalk
Mon Jun 24, 2013 12:31 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V
Replies: 3351
Views: 1148759

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V

I just finished The Blood of Heaven by Kent Wascom.

Now reading Eating Animals by Jonathan Safran Foer.
by randomwalk
Mon Jun 17, 2013 12:56 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V
Replies: 3351
Views: 1148759

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V

I just finished Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.

Now reading The Blood of Heaven by Kent Wascom.
by randomwalk
Sun Jun 09, 2013 10:09 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V
Replies: 3351
Views: 1148759

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V

I just finished And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini and Guests of the Ayatollah by Mark Bowden.

Still reading Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.
by randomwalk
Mon Jun 03, 2013 10:17 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V
Replies: 3351
Views: 1148759

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V

I just finished Cooked by Michael Pollan.

Now reading Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.
by randomwalk
Wed May 22, 2013 10:24 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V
Replies: 3351
Views: 1148759

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V

I just finished The Admirals by Walter Borneman and A Constellation of Vital Phenomena by Anthony Marra.

Now reading Cooked by Michael Pollan.
by randomwalk
Fri May 17, 2013 11:21 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V
Replies: 3351
Views: 1148759

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V

I just finished Life After Life by Kate Atkinson.

Now reading The Admirals by Walter Borneman.
by randomwalk
Thu May 09, 2013 2:30 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V
Replies: 3351
Views: 1148759

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V

I just finished Immortality by Milan Kundera.

Now reading Life After Life by Kate Atkinson.
by randomwalk
Mon Apr 29, 2013 10:57 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V
Replies: 3351
Views: 1148759

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V

I just finished The Outpost by Jake Tapper.

Now reading Immortality by Milan Kundera.
by randomwalk
Thu Apr 18, 2013 1:38 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V
Replies: 3351
Views: 1148759

Re: Do billionaires use Vanguard?

II think you may be right. Question is, why? How are their needs so different from someone with much less? If nothing else, you're talking about completely different time horizons. Most of us think about how to make our money last our lifetime, maybe leave something to our kids if we're lucky. The ...
by randomwalk
Wed Apr 17, 2013 2:13 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Do billionaires use Vanguard?
Replies: 31
Views: 4613

New Interface at AmEx Savings Bank - Summer 2013

For those who like the yield at AmEx Savings Bank but not the clunky website, looks like this summer will provide some relief:

http://personalsavings.americanexpress.com/Tour/
by randomwalk
Tue Apr 16, 2013 2:10 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: New Interface at AmEx Savings Bank - Summer 2013
Replies: 0
Views: 260

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V

I just finished Thurgood Marshall by Juan Williams.

Now reading The Outpost by Jake Tapper.
by randomwalk
Sun Apr 14, 2013 8:39 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V
Replies: 3351
Views: 1148759

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V

Now starting volume 1 of Robert Caro's biography of Lyndon Johnson, The Path to Power ... I've been wanting to read that for awhile, but I try not to start a series until I know it is finished. Caro has been particularly frustrating, since what was supposed to be a three-volume series then became f...
by randomwalk
Fri Apr 12, 2013 2:39 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V
Replies: 3351
Views: 1148759

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V

I just finished Justice Brennan by Seth Stern and Stephen Wermiel.

Now reading Thurgood Marshall by Juan Williams.
by randomwalk
Wed Apr 10, 2013 10:11 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V
Replies: 3351
Views: 1148759

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V

I just finished Chief Justice by Ed Cray.

Now reading Justice Brennan by Seth Stern and Stephen Wermiel.
by randomwalk
Fri Apr 05, 2013 9:17 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V
Replies: 3351
Views: 1148759

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V

I just finished Where'd You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple.

Now reading Chief Justice by Ed Cray.
by randomwalk
Mon Apr 01, 2013 11:03 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V
Replies: 3351
Views: 1148759

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V

I just finished Wild Bill: The Legend and Life of William O. Douglas by Bruce Allan Murphy.

Now reading Where'd You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple.
by randomwalk
Thu Mar 28, 2013 12:50 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V
Replies: 3351
Views: 1148759

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V

I just finished Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie.

Now reading Wild Bill: The Legend and Life of William O. Douglas by Bruce Allan Murphy.
by randomwalk
Mon Mar 25, 2013 11:07 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V
Replies: 3351
Views: 1148759

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V

I just finished In Spite of the Gods by Edward Luce, Hugo Black by Roger Newman, Let the Northern Lights Erase Your Name by Vendela Vida, and King Leopold's Ghost by Adam Hochschild.

Still reading Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie.
by randomwalk
Wed Mar 20, 2013 6:12 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V
Replies: 3351
Views: 1148759

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V

I just finished Benediction by Kent Haruf.

Now reading Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie.
by randomwalk
Mon Mar 04, 2013 10:12 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V
Replies: 3351
Views: 1148759

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V

I just finished The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller and Scorpions by Noah Feldman.

Now reading Benediction by Kent Haruf.
by randomwalk
Sun Mar 03, 2013 2:54 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V
Replies: 3351
Views: 1148759

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V

bengal22 wrote:Big Thumbs Up to anything by Russo


I agree. Empire Falls is my favorite, but The Risk Pool and Nobody's Fool are right up there, and Straight Man was good as well.
by randomwalk
Wed Feb 27, 2013 7:12 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V
Replies: 3351
Views: 1148759

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V

I just finished The Risk Pool by Richard Russo.

Now reading The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller.
by randomwalk
Sun Feb 24, 2013 9:29 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V
Replies: 3351
Views: 1148759

Re: Surprise! New credit card with your refi

bottlecap wrote:I would raise hell about this to no end.


Yeah, maybe it's just the lawyer in me, but you are being much more calm than I would be in the same situation. They would probably lose all my business, not just the new credit card.
by randomwalk
Fri Feb 22, 2013 7:30 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Surprise! New credit card with your refi
Replies: 10
Views: 750

Re: Circumventing the income limits on the ROTH IRA

DanSandberg wrote:
randomwalk wrote:http://www.bogleheads.org/wiki/Backdoor_Roth_IRA

http://thefinancebuff.com/the-backdoor- ... ow-to.html

Just found this link myself. Sorry for posting the question before finishing my search.


No problem. I didn't know about this option before I joined this forum.
by randomwalk
Wed Feb 20, 2013 11:24 am
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Circumventing the income limits on the ROTH IRA
Replies: 4
Views: 687

Re: Pool fence replacement

How permanent does it need to be? We have a locked, gated fence around our entire backyard, which satisfied the city's requirements for safety, but we also wanted a pool fence so that we could let our small child play in the backyard without getting into the pool. Since we won't need the pool fence ...
by randomwalk
Wed Feb 20, 2013 10:17 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Pool fence replacement
Replies: 3
Views: 361

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V

I just finished Learned Hand by Gerald Gunther.

Now reading The Risk Pool by Richard Russo.
by randomwalk
Wed Feb 20, 2013 9:52 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V
Replies: 3351
Views: 1148759
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