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by Fieldsy1024
Thu Sep 01, 2016 12:10 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: What are you up YTD? [Year To Date]
Replies: 1080
Views: 178693

Re: What are you up YTD? [Year To Date]

How can I check my number for this?

Thanks
by Fieldsy1024
Wed Aug 31, 2016 10:19 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: How do you organize your finances? Do you use Mint.com?
Replies: 86
Views: 9810

Re: How do you organize your finances? Do you use Mint.com?

I think the "hacker" risk in Mint has more to do with them getting your logins and personal info and stealing your identity more than a virus making its way to your computer. There is zero risk of that happening. Yeah I am just wondering. I just love how easy to use it is, but I don't min...
by Fieldsy1024
Wed Aug 31, 2016 10:12 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Anyone regret paying off mortgage early?
Replies: 348
Views: 62016

Re: Anyone regret paying off mortgage early?

I was paying an extra 300-400 a month on my home, but I started reading and learning about investing. I couldn't believe that my money would be better off elsewhere (Vanguard, extra in 401k). I am at 3.25% for my mortgage. I see it as if the market is just moving along on average above that number, ...
by Fieldsy1024
Wed Aug 31, 2016 10:06 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: How do you organize your finances? Do you use Mint.com?
Replies: 86
Views: 9810

Re: How do you organize your finances? Do you use Mint.com?

For those of you who do it with simple pen and pad, how do you go about it? How often do you update it? What kind of accounts do you include? For example, my house worth on Mint.com changes from time to time. I don't really look at it much since it probably is just a ballpark figure. I think Excel u...
by Fieldsy1024
Wed Aug 24, 2016 1:05 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: This is why a 100% stock allocation is a bad idea
Replies: 68
Views: 8611

Re: This is why a 100% stock allocation is a bad idea

During the crisis there were people on here with an equity:bond split who sold when they were down, because they decided their allocation had been too aggressive, and they would rather sell at a low than risk being further down. Well one in particular that I remember. And I would say most posters c...
by Fieldsy1024
Tue Aug 23, 2016 11:43 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Are there other reasons besides volatility to avoid 100% equities?
Replies: 115
Views: 7290

Re: Are there other reasons besides volatility to avoid 100% equities?

I simply invest in 100% stocks, because I don't see a huge difference if I had 15% in Bonds. After 10 years, maybe I might add some bonds to my portfolio. I am completely content if a bear market starts to happen and last for years.
by Fieldsy1024
Mon Aug 22, 2016 8:30 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: This is why a 100% stock allocation is a bad idea
Replies: 68
Views: 8611

Re: This is why a 100% stock allocation is a bad idea

Seems more like a lesson why it's a bad idea to borrow from your 401k. +1 Even a young investor like myself knows that if you go 100% stock, you better have a nice emergency fund. I'm 100% into stocks and whatever happens, happens. I live my life taking risks on everything. Sometimes it doesn't pla...
by Fieldsy1024
Sat Aug 20, 2016 12:03 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: This is why a 100% stock allocation is a bad idea
Replies: 68
Views: 8611

Re: This is why a 100% stock allocation is a bad idea

Seems more like a lesson why it's a bad idea to borrow from your 401k. +1 Even a young investor like myself knows that if you go 100% stock, you better have a nice emergency fund. I'm 100% into stocks and whatever happens, happens. I live my life taking risks on everything. Sometimes it doesn't pla...
by Fieldsy1024
Wed Aug 10, 2016 12:32 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Do you have a handyman?
Replies: 32
Views: 2842

Re: Do you have a handyman?

I'm good at laying some pipe....that qualify?
by Fieldsy1024
Tue Aug 09, 2016 11:19 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Better than amazon??
Replies: 86
Views: 12906

Re: Better than amazon??

Looks like I am the only one who has stopped buying from Amazon after NYT's article on how disgusting their policies are. That article proved that Amazon is nothing more than a glorified Walmart. Sit tight, it's gonna get better. Walmart is buying Jet. :? http://news.walmart.com/2016/08/08/walmart-...
by Fieldsy1024
Tue Aug 09, 2016 8:45 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Better than amazon??
Replies: 86
Views: 12906

Re: Better than amazon??

Looks like I am the only one who has stopped buying from Amazon after NYT's article on how disgusting their policies are. That article proved that Amazon is nothing more than a glorified Walmart. Sit tight, it's gonna get better. Walmart is buying Jet. :? http://news.walmart.com/2016/08/08/walmart-...
by Fieldsy1024
Tue Aug 09, 2016 6:28 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Better than amazon??
Replies: 86
Views: 12906

Re: Yup

Amazon has 10 times more items. I'd rather stick to using just one site than checking 5 different sites. Bingo! I don't even care about Amazon charging sales tax. For me, convenience is what I seek. Well then, Amazon has you right where they want you - and they probably deserve that loyalty to some...
by Fieldsy1024
Mon Aug 08, 2016 6:32 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Better than amazon??
Replies: 86
Views: 12906

Re: Better than amazon??

I find that amazon's prices beat others a majority of the time, plus I save time, gas, and 5% with their credit card. 2 day shipping as well as credits for delayed shipping for items I don't care much about. Im getting 5% for Amazon buys 3% for gas, drug stores, restaurants, etc 1% anything else :s...
by Fieldsy1024
Wed Aug 03, 2016 8:29 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: How can markets keep going up ?
Replies: 131
Views: 9462

Re: How can markets keep going up ?

How can the markets not stagnate permanently if they become overvalued. Like the Dow is at 18,530 now. Well on Sept 1, 2007 it was at 13,895. So what if they said then that it was overvalued. How could the Dow ever continue up. Since the trend is that the stock market continues to rise over time do...
by Fieldsy1024
Mon Jul 25, 2016 6:14 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Equity Disbursement?
Replies: 4
Views: 672

Re: Equity Disbursement?

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by Fieldsy1024
Mon Jul 25, 2016 4:16 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Equity Disbursement?
Replies: 4
Views: 672

Equity Disbursement?

The Lender's I refinanced my mortgage a couple years ago have sent me a letter saying I was eligible for 11,330.70 through my FHA loan. I tried to read up on this, but I figured a lot of smart people are on this forum :)

I have no clue what it is.
by Fieldsy1024
Sun Jul 24, 2016 1:27 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Visiting Acadia National Park - Tips?
Replies: 22
Views: 1611

Re: Visiting Acadia National Park - Tips?

Caddy Mountain at sunrise!!!!

I have a bunch of pics from various areas, I can send them to you of you want. I love Maine so much.
by Fieldsy1024
Sun Jul 24, 2016 9:07 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Tires for Honda Civic
Replies: 39
Views: 2527

Re: Tires for Honda Civic

I go to a place in Delaware (forget the name, but tax free). Anyways, tires on a car is one of the things I get top of the line, or close to it. My life is worth more than saving a few bucks if your tires are awful in rain, snow, traction, etc. Plus it makes the ride much much smoother. For a Civic,...
by Fieldsy1024
Tue Jul 19, 2016 9:24 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Used car buying tips
Replies: 13
Views: 1269

Re: Used car buying tips

Don't unless its under 3 years old.
by Fieldsy1024
Mon Jul 18, 2016 7:47 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Electric Bills Killing Me from AC. Need Advice. [Air Conditioner]
Replies: 81
Views: 6403

Re: Electric Bills Killing Me from AC. Need Advice. [Air Conditioner]

I didn't read about half of this thread, but my old apartment had the worst unit. A guy I work with had a similar issue. He bought one of those floor fans you can angle that has high power. Then he got a big bowl of ice cubes to put right under it, aimed the fan 45 degrees toward the area you hang o...
by Fieldsy1024
Sun Jul 17, 2016 7:59 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Real career path for a 23 yr old with no college degree
Replies: 50
Views: 5265

Re: Real career path for a 23 yr old with no college degree

Being personable is a good skill, but I don't think it's enough to build a career on. Virtually any white collar job, including sales, is going to require a college degree. I can't speak for other areas of the country, but this simply isn't true around here. My wife is only one example of a success...
by Fieldsy1024
Sat Jul 16, 2016 10:11 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What kind of car do Bogleheads like to drive?
Replies: 123
Views: 8699

Re: What kind of car do Bogleheads like to drive?

One where you won't have any car payments.
by Fieldsy1024
Sat Jul 16, 2016 11:30 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: 23 year old... Can I afford a Rolex?
Replies: 213
Views: 29536

Re: 23 year old... Can I afford a Rolex?

jimb_fromATL wrote:
Marjimmy wrote:I'm not a big spender.


I'm not sure it's even legal to say "I'm not a big spender" in the same discussion about buying a Rolex watch. :?

jimb


Exactly what I was laughing at haha.

I'm not a big spender, can I buy a Lexus?
by Fieldsy1024
Wed Jul 13, 2016 11:03 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Are you going to shop on Prime Day?
Replies: 140
Views: 13281

Re: Are you going to shop on Prime Day?

I bought stuff I needed, even if I didn't need it right now, it was such a great deal. I bought $175 dollars worth of items and with the discounts (also -30 bucks if I spend over 150). The total price came to $102.95

Couldn't beat it.
by Fieldsy1024
Mon Jul 11, 2016 10:51 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Making money at home (not your primary job, possibly)
Replies: 13
Views: 2543

Re: Making money at home (not your primary job, possibly)

Madbrain hit the nail on the head. I tried those surveys deal....no dice.
I wish I could help a real company to make some extra dough.

I'm back at work finally (broken arm) and don't need it, but I'm pretty nifty on the PC.
by Fieldsy1024
Sat Jul 09, 2016 11:14 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: What's your asset allocation and why?
Replies: 103
Views: 5857

Re: What's your asset allocation and why?

age: 31
401k: 60% SP 500, 10 Russ 2000, Boeing Stock 15%, Int'l 15%

VG: Soon to be 80% VTSAX/20%Int'l Stocks
by Fieldsy1024
Sat Jul 09, 2016 10:38 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Making money at home (not your primary job, possibly)
Replies: 13
Views: 2543

Making money at home (not your primary job, possibly)

I was just wondering if people out there have made a nice chunk of change...even counting it as your real/only job.

What do you do?

I am curious. I see so many surveys, but I don't see jobs where they actually pay out.
by Fieldsy1024
Fri Jul 08, 2016 8:07 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: synthetic oil changes
Replies: 134
Views: 8708

Re: synthetic oil changes

Would two oil changes per yr be better on gas as opposed to one time a year?
by Fieldsy1024
Fri Jul 08, 2016 2:11 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: The Three-Fund Portfolio
Replies: 1568
Views: 817863

Re: The Three-Fund Portfolio

I don't understand the concept expressed here of "testing myself" or "trying out" an asset allocation. This is not attempting to run a mile 15 seconds faster than you did before to test yourself or trying out a certain model of car to see if you like it. The important features o...
by Fieldsy1024
Fri Jul 08, 2016 1:58 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: The Three-Fund Portfolio
Replies: 1568
Views: 817863

Re: "Why Buy Bonds?"

If I wanted to test myself by taking out the bond portion of this portfolio, would going 80 VTSAX/ 20 Int'l be something that might be a good portfolio (for someone who wants 100% stocks)? Yes. I think it would be an excellent all-stock portfolio. However, I believe there are very few investors who...
by Fieldsy1024
Fri Jul 08, 2016 7:53 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: The Three-Fund Portfolio
Replies: 1568
Views: 817863

Re: The Three-Fund Portfolio

If I wanted to test myself by taking out the bond portion of this portfolio, would going 80 VTSAX/ 20 Int'l be something that might be a good portfolio (for someone who wants 100% stocks). I'd like to try it, but would like to hear from Taylor and others who have a lot of experience with this 3 fund...
by Fieldsy1024
Fri Jul 08, 2016 7:47 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Is there any good recent books that are mainly about having a 100% stock portfolio?
Replies: 9
Views: 1494

Is there any good recent books that are mainly about having a 100% stock portfolio?

I tried typing in a bunch of key words trying to find books for high volatility and being able to stomach the roller coaster ride of 100% stocks.

Thanks in advance :beer
by Fieldsy1024
Thu Jul 07, 2016 4:56 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: A nice wrist watch under $1500
Replies: 42
Views: 3003

Re: A nice wrist watch under $1500

My $120 watch looks very nice. Citizens Eco.
by Fieldsy1024
Wed Jul 06, 2016 5:18 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Worried about son's finances/life
Replies: 41
Views: 7817

Re: Worried about son's finances/life

powermega wrote:
TomatoTomahto wrote:
Loik098 wrote:This is starting to sound more and more like a humble brag post. How do you know he lives a "busy" and "very happy" life if he's so private?

Haha, called it!

Agree. This post sounds like a troll.


Maybe the boyfriend and her chit chat. :wink:
by Fieldsy1024
Wed Jul 06, 2016 3:54 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Honda extended warranty
Replies: 38
Views: 6536

Re: Honda extended warranty

I never buy these, but did with my wife's 2015 CRV. With all that new technology, I don't really feel comfortable with it being all A-OK for 8-10 years. I think the original was for 3 years, the extended was for 8 years, 1200? I did the best I could at haggling them and I got a great price for the S...
by Fieldsy1024
Wed Jul 06, 2016 6:23 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: synthetic oil changes
Replies: 134
Views: 8708

Re: synthetic oil changes

Send in a UOA to blackstone every few oil changes and decide for yourself. Done! I don't get that either. Whey spend $25 on the analysis when it's the price of an entire Synthetic oil change! (Assuming DIY, not dealer) Looks like I'll stick to my 5k interval since I know the oil will be fresh, wher...
by Fieldsy1024
Tue Jul 05, 2016 7:02 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: synthetic oil changes
Replies: 134
Views: 8708

Re: synthetic oil changes

Not directed at anyone in particular (far from it, my eyes glaze over,) but, would you really trust "some guys on the internet" to tell you when to change your oil, and with what, when the owner's manual is clear on it? This never ceases to amaze me. Very good point. Read about different ...
by Fieldsy1024
Tue Jul 05, 2016 4:50 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: synthetic oil changes
Replies: 134
Views: 8708

Re: synthetic oil changes

Is this maintenance minder based solely on mileage or a combination of mileage/driving conditions (stop and go vs. highway)? I know some cars actually "test" the oil, but I don't believe Hondas do that. This is one of the reasons why I don't trust those percentage readers. I have a Mazda ...
by Fieldsy1024
Tue Jul 05, 2016 4:22 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: synthetic oil changes
Replies: 134
Views: 8708

Re: synthetic oil changes

michaeljc70 wrote:Is this maintenance minder based solely on mileage or a combination of mileage/driving conditions (stop and go vs. highway)? I know some cars actually "test" the oil, but I don't believe Hondas do that.


This is one of the reasons why I don't trust those percentage readers.
by Fieldsy1024
Tue Jul 05, 2016 11:56 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: synthetic oil changes
Replies: 134
Views: 8708

Re: synthetic oil changes

I put gas in my oil and oil in my gas

my car has 500k and still running like a monster.

It is my secret





/lock thread
by Fieldsy1024
Tue Jul 05, 2016 11:52 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Anyone else make things for their own use?
Replies: 42
Views: 3712

Re: Anyone else make things for their own use?

Up to this point, some simpler wood structures, but next on the list is an outdoor patio set. It saves a bit of money and you get something much higher quality than store-bought. I'll also agree with others in saying I "make" a lot of food... and I think I just found my next big project: ...
by Fieldsy1024
Tue Jul 05, 2016 7:26 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Sentra or Corolla?
Replies: 40
Views: 3116

Re: Sentra or Corolla?

Do research on a few sites. Some sites could be biased about cars. Look for problems in the future. One thing I learned is never buy a car where it's the first year of the new model. It's more costly, more issues. I usually like to wait till year 3 of the newest Model/Trim of the car I want so they ...
by Fieldsy1024
Tue Jul 05, 2016 6:01 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Anyone else make things for their own use?
Replies: 42
Views: 3712

Re: Anyone else make things for their own use?

:beer Lunch! Homemade Tiki Torches Stone outdoor Fire Pits Finding old wood furniture and restoring it. I found a nice wood bench for drinks/food etc (it's about 18"x2') sanded it, cleaned, primed/painted Chopping/Splitting wood for people who need help and if they happen to give some away I ma...
by Fieldsy1024
Mon Jul 04, 2016 1:45 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: synthetic oil changes
Replies: 134
Views: 8708

Re: synthetic oil changes

Im sure somebody will call my a hypocrite shortly for ranting about mfg recommendations for oil changes and then ignoring them for the tranny ;) What you think? I guess you're the ultimate arbiter on what manufacturer suggestions we should follow and which ones we shouldn't. Like I said, I've been ...
by Fieldsy1024
Mon Jul 04, 2016 10:31 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Your Favorite Factory Tours?
Replies: 70
Views: 4776

Re: Your Favorite Factory Tours?

Inspecting the V22 Osprey and Chinook at the Boeing Plant in the Philly area, I'd love to check out all the other plants. Seattle would be number one.

I love beer, but I don't give a crap about how it's made.

I'd love to check out various car factories too.
by Fieldsy1024
Sun Jul 03, 2016 4:51 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: synthetic oil changes
Replies: 134
Views: 8708

Re: synthetic oil changes

whodidntante wrote:We should probably discuss something we can agree on, like politics and religion.

Lmao

Love the username too!
by Fieldsy1024
Sun Jul 03, 2016 4:48 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What do you spend your money on???
Replies: 149
Views: 13730

Re: What do you spend your money on???

Travel
Beer
Amazon Junkie

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