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by dak
Sun May 13, 2018 1:15 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: College laptop for fall 2018 freshman
Replies: 80
Views: 4329

Re: College laptop for fall 2018 freshman

+1 for Apple. Not a fan of their price, and the comment on the aging of the Air line is certainly correct. But lets be honest - unless you are gaming or doing video editing, almost any modern laptop will suffice. I will comment that I bought my daughter a Macbook Air three years ago as she started h...
by dak
Sun Apr 15, 2018 12:41 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Should we save for our son's college?
Replies: 96
Views: 8462

Re: Should we save for our son's college?

Save or don't save is clearly an individual decision. At your income level, financial aid will not be forthcoming, and merit aid depends on the academic success of your student. Highly successful parents seem to expect that they will always have academically superior students - my observation is tha...
by dak
Wed Feb 07, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: 529, Am I being stupid by not being greedy?
Replies: 14
Views: 1209

Re: 529, Am I being stupid by not being greedy?

I opened 529 account for both of my daughters and chose and the age based investment fund. While this does, I suppose, result in some loss of potential investment returns, we valued the certainty of the availability of the funds over the possibility of having additional investment returns. I view th...
by dak
Fri Sep 01, 2017 10:19 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Flying business class with kids (TATL)
Replies: 24
Views: 1728

Re: Flying business class with kids (TATL)

Your kids are too young to be "wrecked" by this luxury. Our family has traveled a fair amount, and we did point out to them that we could either a) travel less but in a nicer style, or b) do more travelling. More travelling was always the choice - they learned to travel light and not worry too much ...
by dak
Thu Aug 24, 2017 2:46 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Vanguard Financial Plan Puzzle
Replies: 8
Views: 1479

Re: Vanguard Financial Plan Puzzle

Here are the recommended stock funds. This is in the context of a 50-50 portfolio. I understand that the VTSAX by its very nature contains the various cap level companies. If we neglect VEXAX for the moment, it must be correct that this is a simple "buy the market" strategy, and that we are not mess...
by dak
Thu Aug 24, 2017 12:56 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Vanguard Financial Plan Puzzle
Replies: 8
Views: 1479

Vanguard Financial Plan Puzzle

Hi All - Long time lurker here. I appreciate all of the lively discussions on various topics through the years. I feel like I am generally better informed by the time that I have spent reading the posts. I am preparing to pull the plug at work, so as part of my endless planning I elected to have Van...
by dak
Sat Feb 27, 2016 7:35 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Any Turbo Tax Deluxe or Premum deals out there?
Replies: 20
Views: 2210

Re: Any Turbo Tax Deluxe or Premum deals out there?

Google "Fidelity Turbotax" - $20 off for all!

(Just started taxes on Friday and seems to be working for me.)