Search found 988 matches

by LAlearning
Sun Feb 07, 2016 1:38 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: would like to increase ss payment
Replies: 10
Views: 1235

Re: would like to increase ss payment

Wha....

Did you take SS at 62? FRA?

...
by LAlearning
Sat Feb 06, 2016 11:07 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Raw Honey?
Replies: 34
Views: 2533

Re: Raw Honey?

by LAlearning
Sat Feb 06, 2016 3:44 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: The Gravy Train Departed?
Replies: 72
Views: 8779

Re: The Gravy Train Departed?

That would be helpful if I was a millennial. Classifying anyone born in the 80's as a millennial is wrong and degrading. I refuse to be compared to the generation of today. I was chased around my house with a belt, I had to sit in timeout, and I never touched a computer when I got home from school....
by LAlearning
Fri Jan 01, 2016 5:01 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: How did your retirement Portfolio do in 2015?
Replies: 95
Views: 6339

Re: How did your retirement Portfolio do in 2015?

I'm up.

Other than that, don't care. I get to keep pumping money in anyways.
by LAlearning
Sat Nov 28, 2015 12:39 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Cutting the cord - Netflix or Hulu?
Replies: 50
Views: 3623

Re: Cutting the cord - Netflix or Hulu?

Netflix
by LAlearning
Sat Nov 28, 2015 12:20 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Missed 13% YTD growth; would you have?
Replies: 27
Views: 5405

Re: Missed 13% YTD growth; would you have?

:annoyed
The forum needs some more humor.....

I still vote yay. Clearly you understand why it's not the right choice.
by LAlearning
Sat Nov 28, 2015 12:05 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Following the Bogleherd … scary!
Replies: 37
Views: 3815

Re: Following the Bogleherd … scary!

[OT comment removed by admin LadyGeek]
by LAlearning
Sat Nov 28, 2015 2:01 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Missed 13% YTD growth; would you have?
Replies: 27
Views: 5405

Re: Missed 13% YTD growth; would you have?

[OT comments removed by admin LadyGeek]
by LAlearning
Fri Nov 27, 2015 1:56 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: No Admiral Shares in a Vanguard Individual 401(k)
Replies: 42
Views: 7631

Re: No Admiral Shares in a Vanguard Individual 401(k)

This is old news. Usually why fidelity is rec as first line for s401k.
by LAlearning
Wed Nov 25, 2015 1:02 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Soundbar
Replies: 19
Views: 1932

Re: Soundbar

by LAlearning
Wed Nov 25, 2015 12:40 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Which Michelin Tire?
Replies: 19
Views: 1122

Re: Which Michelin Tire?

Michelin's are usually overpriced. there are many other good brands that offer more competitive pricing. tirerack is a good place to start, along with discount tires if you have one in the area.
by LAlearning
Wed Nov 25, 2015 12:32 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: REITs for inflation instead of TIPs?
Replies: 25
Views: 2717

Re: REITs for inflation instead of TIPs?

i thought TIPS were for UN-expected inflation protection....so far, everything is status quo.
by LAlearning
Mon Nov 23, 2015 1:12 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: This morning I had $13,XXX
Replies: 42
Views: 6430

Re: This morning I had $13,XXX

You do both little by little. The more wants you have, the less for investing there is. Everything is a trade off.
by LAlearning
Sat Nov 21, 2015 6:05 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Series 7 Exam and Bogleheads
Replies: 26
Views: 2459

Re: Series 7 Exam and Bogleheads

I doubt it's useful for most ppl here.
by LAlearning
Thu Nov 19, 2015 10:30 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: underperforming mutual fund
Replies: 20
Views: 1148

Re: underperforming mutual fund

Performed well. Not good.
by LAlearning
Tue Nov 17, 2015 6:41 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Vanguard IRA help?
Replies: 4
Views: 289

Re: Vanguard IRA help?

Target fund. That was easy.
by LAlearning
Tue Nov 17, 2015 1:07 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Palo Alto and unicorns
Replies: 15
Views: 1786

Re: Palo Alto and unicorns

Yay speculation.
by LAlearning
Sun Nov 15, 2015 11:53 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Fidelity, Vanguard for $100K investment
Replies: 12
Views: 1320

Re: Fidelity, Vanguard for $100K investment

i think your jumping the gun. sounds like you have no idea what your investments are actually doing or how to even go about setting them up. read the wiki, read posts here. ppl go with vanguard because its easy to do ourselves, and the less the pay, the more of your own money you get to keep investe...
by LAlearning
Sun Nov 15, 2015 10:23 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Medical alert system for Mom (90)
Replies: 5
Views: 586

Re: Medical alert system for Mom (90)

Maybe she should not live alone?
Also don't forget POLST forms.
by LAlearning
Sat Nov 14, 2015 3:35 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Shady behavior by Fidelity...sneaking sector funds into target date funds.
Replies: 35
Views: 3223

Re: Shady behavior by Fidelity...sneaking sector funds into target date funds.

ha, its funny when "shady" and "i didnt pay attention" seem to mean the same thing... Here is a nice article on that: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/11/15/fashion/the-microcomplaint-nothing-too-small-to-whine-about.html this is my other favorite, oft quoted: http://www.houstonpress...
by LAlearning
Sat Nov 14, 2015 3:30 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Shady behavior by Fidelity...sneaking sector funds into target date funds.
Replies: 35
Views: 3223

Re: Shady behavior by Fidelity...sneaking sector funds into target date funds.

ha, its funny when "shady" and "i didnt pay attention" seem to mean the same thing...
by LAlearning
Fri Nov 13, 2015 1:34 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Rekenthaler Report - Bogle: Stocks 6%, Bonds 3%
Replies: 22
Views: 2698

Re: Rekenthaler Report - Bogle: Stocks 6%, Bonds 3%

Nobody knows nothing....

We'll see.
by LAlearning
Fri Nov 06, 2015 7:14 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: 1099 vs. W2 school district conundrum
Replies: 19
Views: 1353

Re: 1099 vs. W2 school district conundrum

thats a 2/3 increase in income.....baring other issues, why would you think twice?
by LAlearning
Fri Nov 06, 2015 7:10 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Should I tell my advisor to take a hike?
Replies: 35
Views: 3487

Re: Should I tell my advisor to take a hike?

You should be quite unhappy...
by LAlearning
Tue Nov 03, 2015 4:33 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Investment advise for a friend
Replies: 15
Views: 901

Re: Investment advise for a friend

that sounds dangerous....he will sue the begezzes out of you when he doesnt like the returns....
by LAlearning
Thu Oct 29, 2015 9:38 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Asset allocation and taxes
Replies: 1
Views: 182

Re: Asset allocation and taxes

pretax.
i dont know what the post tax answer will be in retirement.
by LAlearning
Mon Oct 26, 2015 9:55 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Tenant broke lease after 2 months
Replies: 32
Views: 3535

Re: Tenant broke lease after 2 months

Bfwolf wrote:If the new proposed renters pass your background check, then what's the problem? You're just exchanging one acceptable renter for another.


I don't think his current renter is acceptable...
by LAlearning
Sun Oct 25, 2015 8:06 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Recomendation for a good sheet set
Replies: 22
Views: 1591

Re: Recomendation for a good sheet set

http://thesweethome.com/reviews/best-sheets/ Last Updated: June 27, 2015 L.L. Bean’s Pima Cotton Percale sheet set remains our top pick for a third year because they are easy to maintain, durable, and better-constructed than any other sheet set we’ve tested. If you prefer sateen sheets instead of pe...
by LAlearning
Sun Oct 25, 2015 11:24 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Sororities: The cost of Greek Life?
Replies: 46
Views: 6681

Re: Sororities: The cost of Greek Life?

itll cost however much she asks you to pay.

what you end of paying is a different matter.
by LAlearning
Thu Oct 15, 2015 11:54 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: 10k And More to Invest and Where?!
Replies: 13
Views: 1197

Re: 10k And More to Invest and Where?!

If your going to part with it, let me send the address....
by LAlearning
Sat Oct 10, 2015 6:26 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Trying to Pick a Fund as a First Time Mutual Fund Investor
Replies: 11
Views: 1032

Re: Trying to Pick a Fund as a First Time Mutual Fund Investor

Then you don't understand what you are investing in or for...

Japanfan1986 wrote:... but the share prices are too high, which I think would make it a less wise long-term investment than the other two...
by LAlearning
Sat Oct 10, 2015 6:23 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: MEN, how do you carry your TABLET when Shopping?
Replies: 75
Views: 5915

Re: MEN, how do you carry your TABLET when Shopping?

You don't...you use your phone....
by LAlearning
Fri Oct 09, 2015 9:41 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Too Many Treasuries In The Total Bond Market?
Replies: 48
Views: 3532

Re: Too Many Treasuries In The Total Bond Market?

Depends what you want.
No one said you only have to use TBM.

Bogle can do what he wants.
by LAlearning
Tue Oct 06, 2015 6:18 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Is this just a lot of nonsense - "Penny Stock King..."
Replies: 12
Views: 891

Re: Is this just a lot of nonsense - "Penny Stock King..."

sheneron wrote:
John 2015 wrote:but still not convinced it's all hot air yet.


I have some snake oil at wholesale price. PM if interested.


ha!

a fool and his money...
by LAlearning
Sat Oct 03, 2015 8:51 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Help with husband's 401(k) allocation
Replies: 3
Views: 170

Re: Help with husband's 401(k) allocation

Use those 3 Spartan funds. Done.
by LAlearning
Sat Oct 03, 2015 5:00 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Help with my mom's finances
Replies: 15
Views: 1113

Re: Help with my mom's finances

option #1: cheaper assisted living.
option #2: pay the difference divided by the brothers.

she is your mom...
by LAlearning
Sat Oct 03, 2015 4:55 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Any one here live with parents or in laws for a long time?
Replies: 26
Views: 2957

Re: Any one here live with parents or in laws for a long time?

sounds cheap for 1500 sq ft.

be happy you live in LOC area.
by LAlearning
Mon Sep 28, 2015 9:51 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Oh The Market
Replies: 18
Views: 2434

Oh The Market

Anyone else look at their portfolio and not have anything really out of wack? :oops:
by LAlearning
Thu Sep 24, 2015 1:39 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: I feel like going 100% Bonds, but am staying the course
Replies: 85
Views: 7180

Re: I feel like going 100% Bonds, but am staying the course

i think you should change course. you clearly are unhappy, and it will make better reading for the rest of us.
by LAlearning
Mon Sep 21, 2015 11:09 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: The cost of being a musician
Replies: 4
Views: 879

Re: The cost of being a musician

so find all the rules re: taxable amounts, brackets, limits. these can all be googled.....
apply numbers to appropriate brackets.
add up.

total amount paid/total amount made = effective tax bracket of all things considered.
by LAlearning
Fri Sep 18, 2015 7:48 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Are you upgrading to ios 9? When?
Replies: 42
Views: 3880

Re: Are you upgrading to ios 9? When?

Yes. Today. iPad 4th gen. No issues.
by LAlearning
Sun Sep 13, 2015 10:42 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Am I being too stingy for a high-income household?
Replies: 223
Views: 17987

Re: Am I being too stingy for a high-income household?

Without reading this entire thread, it can be easily summed up as: how much will a divorce cost you?

Enjoy your new car and home.

Go to advanced search