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Re: boglehead botanists...is this poison ivy?

Harmless weed. I pull them all the time without reactions.
by reggiesimpson
Wed Jul 16, 2014 3:19 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: boglehead botanists...is this poison ivy?
Replies: 32
Views: 2448

Re: Convince me to visit Italy

If you go?
BYO AC unit
by reggiesimpson
Mon Jul 14, 2014 3:05 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Convince me to visit Italy
Replies: 77
Views: 5354

Re: TV show recommendations?

For me nothing beats Deadwood and Al Swearingen. Ian McShane was chosen for this role ... I've read Milch quoted as saying he wanted the part to go to Ed O'Neill ("Married with Children") but HBO vetoed. Milch later used him in "John from Cincinnatti", where he was great, as he ...
by reggiesimpson
Tue Jul 08, 2014 7:26 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: TV show recommendations?
Replies: 304
Views: 119797

Re: Do you tell your kids how much you make?

I discussed in great detail our families assets and income with my son one year ago. The occasion was his finishing school and getting a job. He discusses his income/bonuses/pension plan etc in detail also. My view is that at some point these discussions need to be held open and forthright with ones...
by reggiesimpson
Mon Jul 07, 2014 10:59 am
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Do you tell your kids how much you make?
Replies: 58
Views: 5926

Re: TV show recommendations?

For me nothing beats Deadwood and Al Swearingen. Ian McShane was chosen for this role as a result of the criminal he played in Sexy Beast (an underrated movie). When he won the Emmy for his role as Al he beat out several top American actors and left the entire audience befuddled as to who this inter...
by reggiesimpson
Sat Jul 05, 2014 11:23 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: TV show recommendations?
Replies: 304
Views: 119797

Re: The Millionaire Next Door: Are You One?

Just bought a Camry Hybrid. My neighbors (all wealthy) think of me as a "cheap" millionaire. So be it.
by reggiesimpson
Mon Jun 30, 2014 2:11 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: The Millionaire Next Door: Are You One?
Replies: 187
Views: 22277

Re: On the Road/Air/Water Retirement

Check out these folks http://travelingloveaffair.blogspot.com/
They seem to have it down pat. Very thorough site.
by reggiesimpson
Mon Jun 09, 2014 9:38 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: On the Road/Air/Water Retirement
Replies: 51
Views: 3600

Re: Recommend a 1 month trip abroad.

India in October
by reggiesimpson
Thu Jun 05, 2014 6:19 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Recommend a 1 month trip abroad.
Replies: 37
Views: 3383

Re: Favorite guitarist...

Jimmy Page.............incredibly versatile and talented.
by reggiesimpson
Thu Jun 05, 2014 2:52 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Favorite guitarist...
Replies: 187
Views: 18895

Re: Gutter Strainer - Is this worth it?

I put 4 inch French drainage hose into the gutter (tight fit). I havent needed to cleaned the gutters since......7 years.
by reggiesimpson
Thu Jun 05, 2014 2:49 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Gutter Strainer - Is this worth it?
Replies: 14
Views: 1465

Re: Pre-nup at only $1M networth, do I need it?

1.Yes. Get a solid prenup.
2. You and your folks need to see an estate atty right now.
by reggiesimpson
Sat May 31, 2014 2:09 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Pre-nup at only $1M networth, do I need it?
Replies: 199
Views: 12473

Re: Round The World!

Bit dated but here goes. Back in the seventies we flew around the world on TWA. Went from NY and traveled east. Ran a few thousand dollars. I remember distinctly being upgraded on every flight when the staff found out we were going around the world. TWA .....gone but not forgotten.
by reggiesimpson
Sat May 31, 2014 2:02 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Round The World!
Replies: 43
Views: 9059

Re: Compilation of Travel Advice

I will second tripadvisor.
by reggiesimpson
Sat May 31, 2014 1:57 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Compilation of Travel Advice
Replies: 12
Views: 1575

Re: House selling question (buyers more interested in the lo

I am in a similar situation. 5 of the 8 homes on our road have been tear downs with the last one being replaced with a super contemporary worth 3.5 million. I had our home staged and have cleaned up some of the landscaping and done some painting and power washing as suggested. Its been time consumin...
by reggiesimpson
Sat May 31, 2014 1:54 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: House selling question (buyers more interested in the lot)
Replies: 37
Views: 2713

Re: Share your networth progression

Having a mother and father who love you will give you the strength and confidence to risk it. I was fortunate enough to have those parents, i risked it and i became wealthy and i thanked them everyday.
1962 net worth $200
2014 net worth $10,000,000+
by reggiesimpson
Wed May 14, 2014 3:13 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Share your networth progression
Replies: 97
Views: 13500

Re: what had biggest impact on your financial success?

Being the poorest kid in the school.
Just went into 8 figures.
Yes more money can make you happier (and less "poor").
by reggiesimpson
Wed May 14, 2014 2:56 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: what had biggest impact on your financial success?
Replies: 57
Views: 4140

Re: Thoughts on prenups

Why put up with him when he is easy to get rid of. Love? Emotional connection? Fun? Victoria The point being Victoria that when the going gets tough in marriage (and the going always gets tough) its convenient to have the State to back you up when she decides to end it. Reggie, your statement was i...
by reggiesimpson
Tue May 13, 2014 8:15 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Thoughts on prenups
Replies: 99
Views: 4170

Re: Thoughts on prenups

With divorce as prevalent as it is why would you enter into marriage without protecting your children and your assets. Males seem to debate this question often for some bizarre reason. Women institute the vast majority of divorces.Why? because the reality is that all wives come with a prenup. Its c...
by reggiesimpson
Tue May 13, 2014 7:58 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Thoughts on prenups
Replies: 99
Views: 4170

Re: Thoughts on prenups

VictoriaF wrote:
reggiesimpson wrote:Why put up with him when he is easy to get rid of.


Love? Emotional connection? Fun?

Victoria

The point being Victoria that when the going gets tough in marriage (and the going always gets tough) its convenient to have the State to back you up when she decides to end it.
by reggiesimpson
Tue May 13, 2014 7:44 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Thoughts on prenups
Replies: 99
Views: 4170

Re: Thoughts on prenups

This actually works as an incentive for women to divorce men. Surely you realize that your argument makes no logical sense. Why would women have an incentive to decrease their wealth and income by half, the same as men who get the other half? Financially, divorced women, especially with children, a...
by reggiesimpson
Tue May 13, 2014 6:46 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Thoughts on prenups
Replies: 99
Views: 4170

Re: Thoughts on prenups

With divorce as prevalent as it is why would you enter into marriage without protecting your children and your assets. Males seem to debate this question often for some bizarre reason. Women institute the vast majority of divorces.Why? because the reality is that all wives come with a prenup. Its c...
by reggiesimpson
Tue May 13, 2014 5:46 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Thoughts on prenups
Replies: 99
Views: 4170

Re: Thoughts on prenups

With divorce as prevalent as it is why would you enter into marriage without protecting your children and your assets. Males seem to debate this question often for some bizarre reason. Women institute the vast majority of divorces.Why? because the reality is that all wives come with a prenup. Its ca...
by reggiesimpson
Tue May 13, 2014 3:58 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Thoughts on prenups
Replies: 99
Views: 4170

Re: A Short Survey for Retirees

Retired 4 years ago at 62. My biggest surprise is how easy its been. I have to consciously recall that i actually worked for 46 years.
by reggiesimpson
Mon May 05, 2014 12:22 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: A Short Survey for Retirees
Replies: 73
Views: 5314

Re: Moving Dad to nursing home this week

Make sure you visit your Dad a lot to see that he is being taken care of properly!!!
by reggiesimpson
Tue Apr 29, 2014 11:10 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Moving Dad to nursing home this week
Replies: 11
Views: 2624

Re: Where would you retire, if $ were no object?

We will rent anywhere and everywhere in the world in full retirement mode. At some point in the distant future we will end up where are children are ............and continue renting.
by reggiesimpson
Tue Apr 29, 2014 11:08 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Where would you retire, if $ were no object?
Replies: 89
Views: 19247

Re: TV show recommendations?

Sherlock

More than 100 years later Sir Arthur Conan Doyles detective still wows his audience.
by reggiesimpson
Sat Apr 26, 2014 11:37 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: TV show recommendations?
Replies: 304
Views: 119797

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V

Home Sweet Anywhere
How we sold our house, created a new life and saw the world by Lynn Martin.

This book is a travelogue of the authors various world trips. There is very little of the "how" and a lot of the her throughout the book. As a result it gets boring very quickly.
by reggiesimpson
Sat Apr 26, 2014 11:28 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V
Replies: 3111
Views: 1005171

Re: Best living environment for raising kids?

With some exceptions I think the internal home environment has far more impact. Having two loving parents committed to each other and the family. Providing a loving home, a stable environment, nurturing the need of the children are far more important. Again there are exceptions, war torn third worl...
by reggiesimpson
Sat Apr 26, 2014 11:20 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best living environment for raising kids?
Replies: 11
Views: 2896

Re: Frugality regret: What thing do you regret not spending

1978 New Delhi. Didnt buy that red fox jacket for my wife. It was stunning.
by reggiesimpson
Sat Apr 19, 2014 4:03 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Frugality regret: What thing do you regret not spending on?
Replies: 112
Views: 16848

Re: Flights D.C. to London: Buy now or wait?

Attended the recent NYTimes Travel Show at NYs Javits Center. According to Arthur Frommer and a number of other guest speakers fares are going up significantly. The sooner you buy the better (at least 6 weeks out and on a Tuesday).
by reggiesimpson
Sat Apr 19, 2014 3:59 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Flights D.C. to London: Buy now or wait?
Replies: 50
Views: 9160

Re: First Trip to India

Been to India twice and look forward to returning soon. Lots of good advice here but i will add one more caution. Keep the wife nearby but dont get touchy with her. Physical displays of affection/touching with women ( yes including your wife ) are not appreciated.
by reggiesimpson
Fri Apr 18, 2014 4:56 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: First Trip to India
Replies: 49
Views: 14222

Re: Baby Boomers: Top 10 Movies

#11..........A Clockwork Orange
by reggiesimpson
Thu Apr 17, 2014 7:35 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Baby Boomers: Top 10 Movies
Replies: 49
Views: 3945

Re: Baby Boomers: Top 10 Movies

Last Tango in Paris
Whose Afraid of Virginia Woolf
Greetings
Putney Swope
Strangers When We Meet
The Magnificent Seven
The Searchers
The French Connection
Bullit
The Men
by reggiesimpson
Thu Apr 17, 2014 7:14 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Baby Boomers: Top 10 Movies
Replies: 49
Views: 3945

Re: Final advice

Once again......thank you bogleheads.
by reggiesimpson
Sun Mar 09, 2014 5:14 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Final advice
Replies: 24
Views: 2601

Re: Final advice

Thanks bertilak.
Lots of good advice from Bogleheads for a particularly painful situation. Thanks again to all.
by reggiesimpson
Fri Mar 07, 2014 9:51 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Final advice
Replies: 24
Views: 2601

Re: Final advice

Thank you runner9. I will pass this important information on in the hopes it lessens the pain and turmoil of the survivors and makes his passing that more peaceful.
by reggiesimpson
Fri Mar 07, 2014 9:32 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Final advice
Replies: 24
Views: 2601

Re: Final advice

Thank you bertilak, retread and FinanceGeek. I will relay this info to him and his family.
Everyone is still in shock as this just occurred and he was the central focal point of all our get togethers. Obviously its a wake up call to everyone.
by reggiesimpson
Fri Mar 07, 2014 6:32 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Final advice
Replies: 24
Views: 2601

Final advice

My good buddy has just been diagnosed with Pancreatic cancer. Its inoperable and he has only months to live. He realizes (as does his adult children and his wife) the terminal nature of the disease. I am not asking for medical advice at all. What I would like to know is if anyone has had personal ex...
by reggiesimpson
Fri Mar 07, 2014 4:02 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Final advice
Replies: 24
Views: 2601

Re: Would you retire like this?

Wouldn't mind hanging out there for a month. Please PM with the location.
by reggiesimpson
Fri Mar 07, 2014 3:44 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Would you retire [to a tropical island with kids]?
Replies: 121
Views: 9664

Re: Retirees: About your retirement

The ability to retire well was always a goal. While I enjoyed my work and considered it worthwhile I did reach a point where that little voice in my head said........"its time to move on reggie you aint gonna live forever". I absolutely enjoy owning my own time.
by reggiesimpson
Fri Mar 07, 2014 3:37 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Retirees: About your retirement
Replies: 55
Views: 6007

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V

Valuethinker King Rat and Shogun were two of books written by Clavell as part of his Asian Saga. Tai Pan and Noble House covered the Chinese and Hong Kong but Clavell was not a prisoner of the Chinese and therefore had no experience under there imprisonment in WW11. The Asian Saga covered the relati...
by reggiesimpson
Wed Dec 18, 2013 2:28 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V
Replies: 3111
Views: 1005171

Re: Dessert anyone?

There's an Italian dessert called tiramisu (meaning pick me up). I'm Italian and it is one if my favs in addition to Italian cheesecake. Enjoy +1 for tiramisu. We are not Italian but my wife makes a great version of this. Good stuff and it's made many different ways One of the primary reasons i mar...
by reggiesimpson
Wed Dec 18, 2013 10:16 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Dessert anyone?
Replies: 34
Views: 2598

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V

King Rat, by James Clavell Semi-autobiographical novel about life in a WW2 prison camp in Singapore. Recently read the book and watched the movie. Both were excellent. I saw Clavell on a TV interview shortly before his death in which he rather blatantly revealed his hatred of the Japanese. The sour...
by reggiesimpson
Wed Dec 18, 2013 10:12 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V
Replies: 3111
Views: 1005171

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V

King Rat, by James Clavell Semi-autobiographical novel about life in a WW2 prison camp in Singapore. Recently read the book and watched the movie. Both were excellent. I saw Clavell on a TV interview shortly before his death in which he rather blatantly revealed his hatred of the Japanese. The sour...
by reggiesimpson
Wed Dec 18, 2013 9:26 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V
Replies: 3111
Views: 1005171

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V

King Rat, by James Clavell Semi-autobiographical novel about life in a WW2 prison camp in Singapore. Recently read the book and watched the movie. Both were excellent. I saw Clavell on a TV interview shortly before his death in which he rather blatantly revealed his hatred of the Japanese. The sour...
by reggiesimpson
Tue Dec 17, 2013 11:36 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V
Replies: 3111
Views: 1005171

Re: Dessert anyone?

Spotted Dick: An ancient English "delicacy". Typically served with Birds Eye Custard ( and Lipitor). Right!! But it's just Bird's Custard. Hard to find here in USA! Is it? My local supermarket chain carries Bird's Custard. Maybe they are strange, as they have a British food section. I sup...
by reggiesimpson
Mon Dec 16, 2013 2:11 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Dessert anyone?
Replies: 34
Views: 2598

Re: Good book for gift to high school senior?

Seasons of a Mans Life by Daniel Levinson.
To be forewarned is to be forearmed.
by reggiesimpson
Sun Dec 15, 2013 10:54 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Good book for gift to high school senior?
Replies: 31
Views: 1789

Re: Dessert anyone?

Treacle Pudding. A British cousin of Spotted Dick. It consists of a sponge pudding laced with black treacle plus a heavy dollop of Golden Syrup (taste like liquid sugar but sweeter!) on top. Go one step further by adding "Birds" custard (and please keep the AED nearby). Much of these ingre...
by reggiesimpson
Sun Dec 15, 2013 10:10 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Dessert anyone?
Replies: 34
Views: 2598

Re: Dessert anyone?

Spotted Dick.
Yes its a real dessert with prime ingredients of suet (fat), tons of sugar and raisins boiled in a cheesecloth for hours. An ancient English "delicacy".
Typically served with Birds Eye Custard ( and Lipitor).
by reggiesimpson
Sun Dec 15, 2013 2:12 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Dessert anyone?
Replies: 34
Views: 2598

Re: Vanguard High Yield Bond Fund is Now Open

Thanks for re titling my original post. I suspect thats why it got lost in the shuffle.
by reggiesimpson
Sat Dec 14, 2013 3:07 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Vanguard High Yield Bond Fund is Now Open
Replies: 22
Views: 3338
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