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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: 30
Views: 1773

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: 30
Views: 1773

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: 2309

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: 2309

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: 2309

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: 2309

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: 2309

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 like this?
Replies: 72
Views: 6718

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: 5493

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: 2623
Views: 596294

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: 2232

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: 2623
Views: 596294

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: 2623
Views: 596294

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: 2623
Views: 596294

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: 2232

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: 1612

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: 2232

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: 2232

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: 3186

VWEAX [High Yield Bond Fund Admiral Class] Open

Just read on Morningstar (and checked on Vanguard) that VWEAX has re opened.
by reggiesimpson
Mon Dec 09, 2013 11:42 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: VWEAX [High Yield Bond Fund Admiral Class] Open
Replies: 2
Views: 609

Re: London and Paris Trip Advice

Imperial War Museum.
Jack the Ripper Walk after visiting the Tower Of London.
Hampton Court isnt far.
Eat in the Pubs.
by reggiesimpson
Sat Dec 07, 2013 7:58 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: London and Paris Trip Advice
Replies: 34
Views: 1952

Re: What your your favorite/recommended CLASSIC (old/free) b

Sherlock Holmes............any and all.
by reggiesimpson
Sat Dec 07, 2013 7:54 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What your your favorite/recommended CLASSIC (old/free) books
Replies: 54
Views: 2815

Re: Paid off Mortgage today!

Priceless.
by reggiesimpson
Fri Dec 06, 2013 10:31 am
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Paid off Mortgage today!
Replies: 56
Views: 4159

Re: Better to be at home with older or younger kids?

It's tough to answer this question, not knowing your situation. Honestly, going to work was a sanity break for us. Unfortunately, while they were little and growing, I put in more than the usual 40 hours a week struggling to pay bills and get ahead. The two oldest are now away in college. I also st...
by reggiesimpson
Wed Dec 04, 2013 12:08 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Better to be at home with older or younger kids?
Replies: 51
Views: 2999

Re: Thoughts on having kids?

I have friends that have children (like myself) and others that dont. We had our first child when i was 40. As others have said its a very personal decision. Its very difficult at times and other times the joy and satisfaction is immeasurable. Example....Shortly after our first child was born i drea...
by reggiesimpson
Wed Dec 04, 2013 11:59 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Thoughts on having kids?
Replies: 101
Views: 3007

Re: [Eating] Fish

Salmon 4 days a week and flounder 2 days. Then to prevent my taste buds from dying of boredom i eat a pepperoni pizza with a couple of beers.
by reggiesimpson
Mon Dec 02, 2013 5:37 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: [Eating] Fish
Replies: 81
Views: 6052

Re: Fort Myers Beach, Marco Island, or ?

Homeaway, vrbo, airbnb
by reggiesimpson
Sun Dec 01, 2013 5:13 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Fort Myers Beach, Marco Island, or ?
Replies: 22
Views: 1394

Re: Where do you draw the line on travelling, aging parents?

When my folks were in their late 80s they would continue to travel back to the old country. They actually stayed at a home my dad stayed in when he was a young man. The landladies daughter still lived there. If your folks have the opportunity it may help in their familiarity with the old country. Ma...
by reggiesimpson
Sun Dec 01, 2013 5:12 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: .....
Replies: 44
Views: 2952

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V

I just finished Siddhartha by Herman Hesse. Not my usual type of fare but I found it absorbing. While it was essentially a spiritual journey and we follow Siddhartha from his arrogant youth into old age, it was fascinating to watch him zig zag through different doctrines and "aha" truths,...
by reggiesimpson
Sun Dec 01, 2013 3:07 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V
Replies: 2623
Views: 596294

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V

"With the Old Breed at Peleliu and Okinawa" by E.B. Sledge. One of if not the finest book on the war in the Pacific that i have ever read. Sledge was there and he would know. Well written. I highly recommend it. I purchased this book for my Kindle after reading your review and the reviews...
by reggiesimpson
Sun Dec 01, 2013 3:00 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V
Replies: 2623
Views: 596294

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V

Valuthinker, Without belaboring the point i believe that old marine was emphasizing the stronger will of the marines to win as the brass had initially determined that it required a 3 to 1 advantage when you hit the beach in an island attack. With a loss of 75% (and these were "green"troops...
by reggiesimpson
Sat Nov 30, 2013 11:15 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V
Replies: 2623
Views: 596294

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V

"With the Old Breed at Peleliu and Okinawa" by E.B. Sledge. One of if not the finest book on the war in the Pacific that i have ever read. Sledge was there and he would know. Well written. I highly recommend it. I am guessing you have read William Manchester 'Goodbye Darkness'? He was a M...
by reggiesimpson
Fri Nov 29, 2013 3:36 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V
Replies: 2623
Views: 596294

Re: Is anybody getting out and moving to Cash?

Why Friday? Do you know something the rest of us dont? Is this the antidote to too much Turkey? Ok so i am just kidding. I happen to agree with you. I will be selling within the next few days myself. I believe Bernsteins thoughts are discussed on the Personal Consumer thread regarding this notion.
by reggiesimpson
Thu Nov 28, 2013 2:16 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Is anybody getting out and moving to Cash?
Replies: 47
Views: 5593

Re: Parking, for the day, in Manhattan?!?

The best trip i ever took to the city ( during the holiday season) was by hiring a driver. We drove from site to site throughout the city. Got a grand tour and stopped for some shopping and dining. Wasnt cheap but after avoiding the commute, tolls, parking, cabs and all around aggravation it was wel...
by reggiesimpson
Thu Nov 28, 2013 2:06 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Parking, for the day, in Manhattan?!?
Replies: 21
Views: 1516

Re: Advantages to Dual Citizenship?

While i am a dual citizen ( I was born in Ireland) i was advised by the government officials that tested me for citizenship that the U.S. is somewhat wary of the status of dual citizenship. So unless you you have a very good reason to acquire another passport i would think twice about the downside t...
by reggiesimpson
Thu Nov 28, 2013 1:58 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Advantages to Dual Citizenship?
Replies: 34
Views: 2788

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V

"With the Old Breed at Peleliu and Okinawa" by E.B. Sledge.
One of if not the finest book on the war in the Pacific that i have ever read. Sledge was there and he would know. Well written. I highly recommend it.
by reggiesimpson
Thu Nov 28, 2013 1:51 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V
Replies: 2623
Views: 596294

Re: My Dads gift..

There is a translation problem (or two). Let's fix that, then ignore it. Your father wants the simplest, dumb down version of the ipad droid or whatever kind is the cheapest. iPad is a product made by Apple. Android is an operating system from Google. iPads are not the cheapest. What I am guessing ...
by reggiesimpson
Thu Nov 28, 2013 1:31 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: My Dads gift.. [Tablet PC]
Replies: 22
Views: 1077

Re: If index funds didn't exist, what would you do?

VictoriaF wrote:If airplanes didn't exist how would you go to Europe?

Victoria


Take a cruise..........longer, slower and steady...........like bonds.
by reggiesimpson
Mon Nov 25, 2013 7:44 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: If index funds didn't exist, what would you do?
Replies: 60
Views: 2455

Re: A Gem --"The Elements of Investing"

KISS..... i always though this stood for Keep It Simple and Stupid..........ok so its just me!
by reggiesimpson
Mon Nov 25, 2013 7:39 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: A Gem --"The Elements of Investing"
Replies: 32
Views: 8394

Re: Switching from Salary to retirement withdraw mindset

Many times its a mind set thing. All of a sudden you are drawing down "savings" and not replenishing them with earned income. Its a shock to the system so to speak. As far as SPIA i would try and and help your mother to avoid this option and help her get comfy living off her savings/SS (se...
by reggiesimpson
Mon Nov 25, 2013 6:58 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Switching from Salary to retirement withdraw mindset
Replies: 17
Views: 2164

Re: Poll: House value as % of assets when mortgage paid off.

I have owned 3 homes over the course of my life and i paid cash for each one. I never had a mortgage. The present homes value is aprx 10% of my total net assets.
by reggiesimpson
Mon Nov 25, 2013 6:42 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Poll: House value as % of assets when mortgage paid off.
Replies: 41
Views: 2846

Re: would you feel comfortable "retiring" ?

You dont like your job, you dont want kids and you have enough money to experience many different options in life?................. Put you sneakers on and run dont walk from that job and go explore life.
by reggiesimpson
Sun Nov 24, 2013 2:15 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: would you feel comfortable "retiring" ?
Replies: 30
Views: 2051

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V

Rules for Radicals by Saul Alinsky..............no comment!
by reggiesimpson
Sun Nov 24, 2013 12:27 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V
Replies: 2623
Views: 596294

Re: Advantages to Dual Citizenship?

Jack Pistachio

http://internationalliving.com/ They touted an Irish passports advantages in particular.
Take a look at the Kaderlis "retireaearly" website and the Martins "homefreeadventures" website for discussions on dual passports and Ireland in particular.

reggie
by reggiesimpson
Sat Nov 23, 2013 3:50 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Advantages to Dual Citizenship?
Replies: 34
Views: 2788

Re: Venting a roof

Roof was replaced recently and the roofer added an ice dam sheet. Working so far.
As far as the vents go?..................watch out for the squirrels!
by reggiesimpson
Sat Nov 23, 2013 3:38 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Venting a roof
Replies: 60
Views: 3305

Re: Advantages to Dual Citizenship?

I have a dual citizenship with Ireland being my primary country. My son wants an Irish passport just to have it. My understanding is that it has become more difficult over the past few years to acquire one as the laws have changed in Ireland as i am sure you are aware. The only benefit i have seen s...
by reggiesimpson
Fri Nov 22, 2013 9:42 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Advantages to Dual Citizenship?
Replies: 34
Views: 2788

Re: Success Stories of Bogleheads

I dropped my 1% AUM FA 2 years ago and went hunting for a new FA. I follow the principle that two heads are better than one and knowledge and access to markets are easier through the right FA .....IMHO. I found BH while viewing Vanguard on Google. After scrutinizing the various FAs on BH and asking ...
by reggiesimpson
Fri Nov 22, 2013 9:29 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Success Stories of Bogleheads
Replies: 62
Views: 6390

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V

Coming Apart
The State of White America, 1960 to 2010 by Charles Murray (also wrote The Bell Curve).

The summary includes all Americans...............and it aint good!
by reggiesimpson
Fri Nov 22, 2013 10:32 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V
Replies: 2623
Views: 596294

Re: how much more expensive is a bigger home?

If i may add that larger house may also improve ones marriage ( if needed) as you can escape each other more easily. The flip side to that is that you can escape each other more easily. Which is part of my dilemma. Yes, that one is not necessarily a plus. We do use the telephone once in a while to ...
by reggiesimpson
Wed Nov 20, 2013 12:38 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: how much more expensive is a bigger home?
Replies: 68
Views: 4633

Re: Medical/Dental Tourism?

With all due respect I've been married to a physician for 38 years and Dr Mello has both the background an research to support her conclusions http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/michelle-mello/ My work as an ethics advisor dealt with the cancer Risk of CT scans. It involved examining the rationales for CT...
by reggiesimpson
Wed Nov 20, 2013 12:32 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Medical/Dental Tourism?
Replies: 91
Views: 4500
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