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by Howard Donnelly
Fri Aug 18, 2017 8:15 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Little P**S Ants
Replies: 39
Views: 4368

Re: Little P**S Ants

When I read the title of this thread, I thought the topic was about brokers, investment advisors, annuity salesmen and various other Wall Street hacks who want to get their hands in our pockets. Never mind.
by Howard Donnelly
Wed Jul 26, 2017 11:31 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: "Warren Buffett and an Index Fund" [and praises for Jack Bogle]
Replies: 4
Views: 1068

"Warren Buffett and an Index Fund" [and praises for Jack Bogle]

Warren Buffett praises Jack Bogle in this short video:

"Warren Buffett and an Index Fund"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y4tITwhEfFE
by Howard Donnelly
Thu Jul 20, 2017 5:56 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Books not to read.
Replies: 155
Views: 11905

Re: Books not to read.

Spending time finishing unnecessary, useless books is an enormous waste our most precious resource: Time. You don't have to eat an entire apple to know that it's rotten. I found "The Millionaire Next Door" to be a very useful book capable of helping many people. It exploded the commonly p...
by Howard Donnelly
Fri Jun 23, 2017 12:12 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: [NY Times: Index fund evangelist is straying From His Gospel]
Replies: 32
Views: 3661

Burton Malkiel: An index-fund evangelist is straying from his gospel

Here is an interesting article about Burton Malkiel:

"An index-fund evangelist is straying from his gospel"
http://www.cnbc.com/2017/06/23/an-index ... ospel.html
by Howard Donnelly
Sun Apr 30, 2017 10:51 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: The Power of Habit
Replies: 15
Views: 3700

Re: The Power of Habit

emanuel_v19,

What's the most important lesson you've learned from the book so far?

Thanks,
Howard
by Howard Donnelly
Sun Apr 30, 2017 10:26 am
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Go Inside Jack's Office
Replies: 21
Views: 2956

Re: Go Inside Jack's Office

Very interesting. Thank you, stemikger.
by Howard Donnelly
Sat Apr 01, 2017 8:49 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: New Boglehead Saying Hello, Questions on Getting Started
Replies: 20
Views: 1426

Re: New Boglehead Saying Hello, Questions on Getting Started

Do yourself a favor and buy a copy of The Millionaire in You, by Michael LeBoeuf. Great book! It will answer most of your questions and give you solid investment strategies.
by Howard Donnelly
Sat Mar 11, 2017 5:53 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: "Unshakeable," by Tony Robbins
Replies: 17
Views: 4234

Re: "Unshakeable," by Tony Robbins

I've had plenty of time to read and "digest" Tony's new book. It's a good book. However, in my opinion, there are two other comparable books on the subject that are better: 1. The Bogleheads' Guide to Investing , by Taylor Larimore, Mel Lindauer, and Michael LeBoeuf. 2. The Millionaire in ...
by Howard Donnelly
Sun Mar 05, 2017 1:06 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: "Unshakeable," by Tony Robbins
Replies: 17
Views: 4234

Re: "Unshakeable," by Tony Robbins

Ray Dalio is mentioned many times, but I do not remember any references to his "All Weather Portfolio."
by Howard Donnelly
Tue Feb 28, 2017 11:49 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: "Unshakeable," by Tony Robbins
Replies: 17
Views: 4234

"Unshakeable," by Tony Robbins

Tony Robbins' new book, "Unshakeable: Your Financial Freedom Playbook," went on sale today. On the front cover there is a quote by John C. Bogle: "Tony is a force of nature." Mr. Bogle also wrote the "Foreward" for the book. KInd of a surprising friendship to me.

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/unshake ... PLGoP62464
by Howard Donnelly
Wed Jan 25, 2017 11:32 am
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: HAPPY 93RD BIRTHDAY, TAYLOR!
Replies: 199
Views: 10040

Re: HAPPY 93RD BIRTHDAY, TAYLOR!

Happy Birthday, Taylor! Thank you for all of your help through the years.
by Howard Donnelly
Wed Jan 18, 2017 5:51 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: "The Undoing Project," by Michael Lewis
Replies: 19
Views: 4490

Re: "The Undoing Project," by Michael Lewis

There is a terrific chapter about behavioral economics in The Bogleheads' Guide to Investing, Second Edition. See Chapter 19, page 223. Kahneman and Tversky's work is discussed.
by Howard Donnelly
Wed Jan 18, 2017 2:26 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: "The Undoing Project," by Michael Lewis
Replies: 19
Views: 4490

"The Undoing Project," by Michael Lewis

I just finished reading "The Undoing Project," by Michael Lewis. It's very interesting. "How a Nobel Prize–winning theory of the mind altered our perception of reality. Forty years ago, Israeli psychologists Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky wrote a series of breathtakingly original st...
by Howard Donnelly
Fri Dec 30, 2016 12:43 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: "2016 A Record Year For ETF Closures"
Replies: 11
Views: 1362

Re: "2016 A Record Year For ETF Closures"

Thank you, Taylor. Very interesting.
by Howard Donnelly
Fri Dec 09, 2016 4:48 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Vanguard Health Care Fund
Replies: 16
Views: 2369

Re: Vanguard Health Care Fund

Thanks to all of you for your thoughts and comments. This has helped me think the issue through.
by Howard Donnelly
Wed Dec 07, 2016 10:52 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Vanguard Health Care Fund
Replies: 16
Views: 2369

Vanguard Health Care Fund

Why do you suppose the Vanguard Health Care Fund is down over 10% right now, when the DJIA and S&P 500 are at all-time highs?
by Howard Donnelly
Tue Nov 29, 2016 11:44 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Warren Buffett Books
Replies: 22
Views: 2356

Re: Warren Buffett Books

I've read them all. My favorite is Buffett: The Making of an American Capitalist, by Roger Lowenstein. It has very interesting insights into his personality and lifestyle.
by Howard Donnelly
Fri Sep 09, 2016 10:41 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: ["Wells Fargo Fined for Years of Harm to Customers"]
Replies: 129
Views: 10818

Re: ["Wells Fargo Fined for Years of Harm to Customers"]

Here is an interesting follow-up article: "It's time to sell Wells Fargo stock, analyst Dick Bove says" m "What they did was the most unacceptable thing that a bank can do to its customers," he said. "People are going to react to that. It's going to drive the price of its st...
by Howard Donnelly
Thu Sep 08, 2016 4:40 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: ["Wells Fargo Fined for Years of Harm to Customers"]
Replies: 129
Views: 10818

Re: Wells Fargo - Sent Unsolicited Credit Cards

Here is more information:

"5,300 Wells Fargo employees fired over 2 million phony accounts"
http://money.cnn.com/2016/09/08/investi ... index.html
by Howard Donnelly
Mon Aug 29, 2016 10:32 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: The Rise and Fall of AccuShares
Replies: 6
Views: 927

Re: The Rise and Fall of AccuShares

Great example. Thank you, Taylor.
by Howard Donnelly
Mon Aug 22, 2016 7:21 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Getting started with Investing
Replies: 3
Views: 426

Re: Getting started with Investing

My best suggestion: Get yourself a copy of The Millionaire in You, by Michael LeBoeuf. That book will give you a great game plan for investing and personal finance.
by Howard Donnelly
Tue Jul 26, 2016 8:18 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Planning for the "new normal": how?
Replies: 49
Views: 5988

Re: Planning for the "new normal": how?

One thing that I struggle with when figuring out how much I'll need for retirement is the uncertainty about what the circumstances will be like when I retire. A rule like "25x annual expenses" is unlikely to cut it when I can't even know what those expenses will be, because I don't know w...
by Howard Donnelly
Thu Jul 21, 2016 4:04 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Traits of Happiest Retirees
Replies: 82
Views: 13598

Re: Traits of Happiest Retirees

Many years ago there was a song whose lyrics concluded that happiness is different things to different people. m No question about that. My take is that for people living in affluent nations, happiness is built on a foundation of 4 pillars regardless of whether we are retired or not: 1. Good health...
by Howard Donnelly
Sun May 08, 2016 8:27 pm
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MR. BOGLE! May 8, 2016
Replies: 52
Views: 4600

Re: HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MR. BOGLE! May 8, 2016

Happy Birthday, Mr. Bogle! You are one of the very finest.
by Howard Donnelly
Sun May 08, 2016 5:03 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: What advice (about anything) would you give your 30-35 year old self?
Replies: 29
Views: 3960

Re: What advice (about anything) would you give your 30-35 year old self?

(Circa 1980) - Start buying, and keep buying, as much Berkshire Hathaway stock as you can afford - and hang on to it!
by Howard Donnelly
Tue May 03, 2016 9:52 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: I cannot stop buying... [Investing/Personal Finance Books]
Replies: 54
Views: 8651

Re: I cannot stop buying... [Investing/Personal Finance Books]

My favorite book on the subject: The Millionaire in You, by Michael LeBoeuf.
by Howard Donnelly
Tue May 03, 2016 8:33 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Suggestions on getting my daughter started with investing
Replies: 16
Views: 1848

Re: Suggestions on getting my daughter started with investing

No suggestions on mutual funds or ETFs, but I do suggest that you get her a copy of The Millionaire In You, by Michael LeBoeuf. It's a great book.
by Howard Donnelly
Sat Apr 30, 2016 10:08 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Reading Recommendations
Replies: 5
Views: 691

Re: Reading Recommendations

The Millionaire in You, by Michael LeBoeuf. Great book.
by Howard Donnelly
Mon Apr 11, 2016 8:06 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: ‪"Lessons From the Great Minds of Investing‬"
Replies: 26
Views: 4656

Re: ‪"Lessons From the Great Minds of Investing‬"

I found this very interesting. Thank you for posting it.
by Howard Donnelly
Sun Apr 03, 2016 9:11 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Tony Robbins Joins Advisory Firm
Replies: 27
Views: 4094

"Tony Robbins: I Am Not Your Guru"

Has anyone seen, or heard reviews of, the new Tony Robbins documentary? From Indiewire: On July 15, Netflix will release the premiere of "Tony Robbins: I Am Not Your Guru." The feature documentary is the 12th film from Joe Berlinger ("Brother's Keeper") and is about the acclaimed...
by Howard Donnelly
Sat Apr 02, 2016 9:37 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Things I'm Pretty Sure About
Replies: 22
Views: 4574

Re: Things I'm Pretty Sure About

Excellent article. Thank you for posting it.
by Howard Donnelly
Thu Feb 18, 2016 12:09 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: 20th Anniversary of Jack Bogle's heart transplant
Replies: 15
Views: 2186

Re: 20th Anniversary of Jack Bogle's heart transplant

Thank you, Taylor. What an incredible story! Jack Bogle is a fine man, and a wonderful role model.

By the way, so are you. :happy
by Howard Donnelly
Tue Jan 26, 2016 11:34 am
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Happy Birthday Taylor!
Replies: 87
Views: 6381

Re: Happy Birthday Taylor!

Happy Birthday, Taylor. Thank you for all of your help and guidance. :happy
by Howard Donnelly
Fri Jan 08, 2016 5:49 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: worst first four opening days in HISTORY for S&P 500
Replies: 125
Views: 16131

Re: worst first four opening days in HISTORY for S&P 500

That article is really excellent. Thank you, Larry.
by Howard Donnelly
Tue Dec 08, 2015 10:59 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: New Tony Robbins Book on Financial Freedom
Replies: 92
Views: 30959

Re: New Tony Robbins Book on Financial Freedom

Here's an interesting article by Andrew Hallam:

"How Tony Robbins Could Become A Great Investment Guru"
https://assetbuilder.com/knowledge-cent ... ment-guru-
by Howard Donnelly
Tue Oct 27, 2015 8:14 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Noisy Article
Replies: 20
Views: 1892

Re: Noisy Article

Ignore it.
by Howard Donnelly
Fri Oct 23, 2015 6:48 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Jim Simons and Renaissance Technologies
Replies: 52
Views: 5415

Re: Jim Simons and Renaissance Technologies

. m "The company’s Institutional Futures Fund will be shuttered by the end of the month, according a letter seen by Reuters. It is down 1.75% so far this year through September, and has booked average annualized net returns of 2.86% since inception in 2007 ." "...the Renaissance Inst...
by Howard Donnelly
Sat Oct 17, 2015 9:40 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: hedge funds dropping like flies
Replies: 59
Views: 8381

Re: hedge funds dropping like flies

Here's a related article with some recent thoughts from Warren Buffett:

"Warren Buffett: Why hedge funds fail"
http://www.marketwatch.com/story/warren ... 2015-10-16
by Howard Donnelly
Mon Oct 05, 2015 6:43 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Jim Simons and Renaissance Technologies
Replies: 52
Views: 5415

Re: Jim Simons and Renaissance Technologies

Thank you all for sharing your thoughts and comments. Two follow-up questions please: 1. Does anyone know if Jim Simons knows Jack Bogle and/or Warren Buffett personally? If so, I wonder how they get along. (Their investing approaches are so different.) 2. What, if anything , can we learn from Jim S...
by Howard Donnelly
Mon Oct 05, 2015 9:38 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Jim Simons and Renaissance Technologies
Replies: 52
Views: 5415

Jim Simons and Renaissance Technologies

Is anyone familiar with Jim Simons and Renaissance Technologies? If so, what are your thoughts about him and his investing success?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Harris_Simons

This is a very interesting interview. The man is brilliant.
"Jim Simons A rare interview with the mathematician who cracked Wall Street"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=siGBO4Nqqws
by Howard Donnelly
Sun Sep 27, 2015 8:45 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Which single book would you recommend for an investing novice?
Replies: 35
Views: 3951

Re: Which single book would you recommend for an investing novice?

The Millionaire in You, by Michael LeBoeuf. This is the one.
by Howard Donnelly
Thu Sep 24, 2015 6:49 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Talk me out of 4500 purchase [Camera]
Replies: 133
Views: 10696

Re: Talk me out of 4500 purchase

Here at Bogleheads, what you say in the past will come back to haunt you later. Unless things have changed dramatically since April 2015, spending half your net worth on a camera lens is pretty crazy. To keep it short and to the point, I have $6600 to my name right now. My overhead is only $500.00/...
by Howard Donnelly
Mon Sep 21, 2015 12:28 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Dave Ramsey Calls Out "Bogle-ites"
Replies: 61
Views: 8711

Re: Dave Ramsey Calls Out "Bogle-ites"

Boglenaut wrote:The part about paying "only" $57,000 load made my head explode.

LOL! Me too!