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by LadyGeek
Wed Jul 27, 2016 3:57 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Beginner Investor
Replies: 16
Views: 723

Re: Beginner Investor

Welcome! I sent you a PM. Look for a link in the top right corner of the page: Private messages [1].

(The link will go to the account of the member who's logged in, not the OP.)
by LadyGeek
Tue Jul 26, 2016 3:30 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Affordable Bachelor party transportation?
Replies: 26
Views: 1409

Re: Affordable Bachelor party transportation?

I removed an off-topic post. As noted earlier, please keep the language and subject matter "family friendly".
by LadyGeek
Mon Jul 25, 2016 10:02 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Retirement for Women(?)
Replies: 34
Views: 3153

Re: Retirement for Women(?)

This thread has run its course and is locked (not personal nor actionable, devolving into arguments about gender differences). General comment threads are off topic in the forums with "Personal" in the title. See: A reminder that non-investing general comment threads are OT - It must be p...
by LadyGeek
Mon Jul 25, 2016 7:32 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Affordable Bachelor party transportation?
Replies: 26
Views: 1409

Re: Affordable Bachelor party transportation?

This thread is now in the Personal Consumer Issues forum (transportation).

Please remember to keep the subject matter "family friendly".
by LadyGeek
Mon Jul 25, 2016 3:52 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Portfolio Help
Replies: 12
Views: 743

Re: Portfolio Help

kman03, Welcome! I just wanted to let you know that you had a duplicate post, which I've removed. There were no replies.
by LadyGeek
Sun Jul 24, 2016 4:46 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Declining or Rising equity allocation in retirement?
Replies: 109
Views: 6476

Re: Declining or Rising equity allocation in retirement?

Leif wrote:Thanks Larry for your input on McClung's book.

Yes, thank you.

I quoted your and Larry's posts in the book review thread here. I think it's important, as we've got quite a number of members doing a technical deep-dive to backtest the data.
by LadyGeek
Sun Jul 24, 2016 4:27 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: [Book: Living off Your Money, by M. McClung (Prime Harvesting)]
Replies: 263
Views: 27929

Re: [Book: Living off Your Money, by M. McClung (Prime Harvesting)]

^^^ Thanks, I'll hold off on any changes until I'm more familiar with the material. Alternatively, any wiki editor is welcome to update the page. Discussed in another thread, Larry Swedroe has provided an opinion of this book. Asked here: Subject: Declining or Rising equity allocation in retirement?...
by LadyGeek
Sun Jul 24, 2016 4:15 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: High Yield Junk Bonds
Replies: 40
Views: 3083

Re: High Yield Junk Bonds

The wiki has some background info: High yield bonds
by LadyGeek
Sun Jul 24, 2016 3:01 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Buying a fairly new RV, suggestions.
Replies: 39
Views: 2779

Re: Buying a fairly new RV, suggestions.

This thread is now in the Personal Consumer Issues forum (RV).
by LadyGeek
Sun Jul 24, 2016 3:00 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Vacationing in the Caribbean
Replies: 22
Views: 2119

Re: Vacationing in the Caribbean

This thread is now in the Personal Consumer Issues forum (vacation).
by LadyGeek
Sun Jul 24, 2016 12:47 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Trying the Impossible - Financing 30-Year Retirements with 40-Year Careers
Replies: 70
Views: 8761

Re: Trying the Impossible - Financing 30-Year Retirements with 40-Year Careers

Upon further review, this thread is now unlocked to continue the discussion.

Please stay focused on retirement-related issues and solutions. Other aspects, such as changes in Social Security or the tax code, are off-topic.
by LadyGeek
Sun Jul 24, 2016 11:41 am
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: RSS feeds by thread
Replies: 21
Views: 6223

Re: RSS feeds by thread

I also recognize the value of RSS feeds, which is why I put one on the home page. It was the best that could be done at the time. One major limitation is that we only use software mods (PHP "extensions") that have been validated by the developers. Great timing, as a possible extension has ...
by LadyGeek
Sun Jul 24, 2016 11:08 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: LMT vs Leidos [Lockheed Martin]
Replies: 6
Views: 650

Re: LMT vs Leidos [Lockheed Martin]

Out of curiosity, I then looked at Leidos (ticker: LDOS). The SEC filings are here: Leidos Holdings, Inc. Form 8-K is here: 8-K / 425 LDOS is traded on the NASDAQ: Leidos Holdings, Inc. The bottom of the page has a risk assessment chart: Leidos Holdings, Inc. (LDOS) Risk Assessment Tool - Nasdaq.com...
by LadyGeek
Sun Jul 24, 2016 10:58 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: LMT vs Leidos [Lockheed Martin]
Replies: 6
Views: 650

Re: LMT vs Leidos [Lockheed Martin]

Here's the press release: Lockheed Martin to Separate and Combine IT and Technical Services Businesses with Leidos (January 25, 2016) The company is using a Reverse Morris Trust as a tax avoidance strategy. I then went to the source - the SEC filings*. LMT lands here: LOCKHEED MARTIN CORP Searching ...
by LadyGeek
Sun Jul 24, 2016 10:16 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Trying the Impossible - Financing 30-Year Retirements with 40-Year Careers
Replies: 70
Views: 8761

Re: Trying the Impossible - Financing 30-Year Retirements with 40-Year Careers

...The presentation this thread is based on "Trying the Impossible" discusses ways of changing the tax code to encourage people to work longer. Link to presentation slides - http://gflec.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/a738b9_cf0065e923304998ae918c0aa2376d5a.pdf BobK Thread locked for mode...
by LadyGeek
Sun Jul 24, 2016 9:41 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: [Need portfolio assistance for future widow]
Replies: 3
Views: 359

Re: [Need portfolio assistance for future widow]

turkey3a - I moved your question into a new thread so we focus on your situation directly. If you want to change the thread title, just edit the Subject: line in Post #1.

This thread is now in the Personal Finance (Not Investing) forum to better focus on your request for professional assistance.
by LadyGeek
Sun Jul 24, 2016 9:38 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Confused widow needs portfolio assistance
Replies: 62
Views: 6053

Re: Confused widow needs portfolio assistance

FYI - turkey3a is requesting portfolio assistance, which I've moved into a new thread: [Need portfolio assistance for future widow]
by LadyGeek
Sat Jul 23, 2016 7:24 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Bordeaux wines
Replies: 17
Views: 1196

Re: Bordeaux wines

Check your state's liquor law, as it may not be legal to ship the wine to your state. PA's law just changed, which goes into effect Aug. 8: Pennsylvania Legalizes Winery Direct Shipping, Grocery Store Wine Sales * The map at the top of the article shows which states can have direct wine shipments. *...
by LadyGeek
Sat Jul 23, 2016 6:15 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Declining or Rising equity allocation in retirement?
Replies: 109
Views: 6476

Re: Many investors sell in bear markets--almost invariably a big mistake.

I now wonder if the "Sell-in-a-panic-at-the-bottom Investor" is actually a rarity and a mythical creation of financial news media and institutions in order to make normal [the majority of] investors feel good about themselves for not selling? Livesoft: When the financial crisis occurred i...
by LadyGeek
Sat Jul 23, 2016 5:46 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: some thoughts from Kahneman
Replies: 6
Views: 912

Re: some thoughts from Kahneman

The wiki has some background info: Behavioral pitfalls (Enter Prospect theory)

The footnotes contain a lot of info related to his work, including the Nobel Prize.
by LadyGeek
Sat Jul 23, 2016 2:32 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Should one upgrade to Windows 10? Free thru July 29?
Replies: 35
Views: 2561

Re: Should one upgrade to Windows 10? Free thru July 29?

Linux supports UEFI. For example, here's the Fedora docs: Chapter 7. Booting the Installer
by LadyGeek
Sat Jul 23, 2016 8:45 am
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: Problem with cell phone + this website
Replies: 30
Views: 2040

Re: Problem with cell phone + this website

During the software upgrade (mentioned here), I discussed this problem with mingstar. IP session validation is now disabled.
by LadyGeek
Sat Jul 23, 2016 8:35 am
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: SOFTWARE UPGRADE Saturday, 9:15 AM Eastern (13:15 UTC)
Replies: 16
Views: 1250

Re: SOFTWARE UPGRADE Saturday, 9:15 AM Eastern (13:15 UTC)

The upgrade was successful, we're back online.
by LadyGeek
Sat Jul 23, 2016 8:11 am
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: SOFTWARE UPGRADE Saturday, 9:15 AM Eastern (13:15 UTC)
Replies: 16
Views: 1250

Re: SOFTWARE UPGRADE Saturday, 9:15 AM Eastern (13:15 UTC)

^^^ :D No need to look that one up.

Final bump.
by LadyGeek
Sat Jul 23, 2016 7:59 am
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: SOFTWARE UPGRADE Saturday, 9:15 AM Eastern (13:15 UTC)
Replies: 16
Views: 1250

Re: SOFTWARE UPGRADE Saturday, 9:15 AM Eastern (13:15 UTC)

The upgrade will be delayed until 9:15 AM (13:15 UTC).
by LadyGeek
Fri Jul 22, 2016 10:00 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Should one upgrade to Windows 10? Free thru July 29?
Replies: 35
Views: 2561

Re: Should one upgrade to Windows 10? Free thru July 29?

No, I don't recommend the upgrade due to privacy concerns. Windows 7 still has a few years of support left.

To keep Windows 10 from installing, run this: Never10
by LadyGeek
Fri Jul 22, 2016 9:24 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: [Book: Living off Your Money, by M. McClung (Prime Harvesting)]
Replies: 263
Views: 27929

Re: [Book: Living off Your Money, by M. McClung (Prime Harvesting)]

Yes, it's more clear. I read the posts on this page again, which now make more sense. At a high level, I missed this very important point on the book's target audience (Page 3 of the free download), which I think is getting lost among the backtesting discussions. The common investing scenario is a r...
by LadyGeek
Fri Jul 22, 2016 7:08 pm
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: SOFTWARE UPGRADE Saturday, 9:15 AM Eastern (13:15 UTC)
Replies: 16
Views: 1250

SOFTWARE UPGRADE Saturday, 9:15 AM Eastern (13:15 UTC)

The server will be offline for software maintenance Saturday, July 23, at 9 AM Eastern (13:00 UTC). This is an update to the server software. No changes will be made to the forum or wiki software. The server, which includes the forum and wiki, will be offline during this time. (This thread is appear...
by LadyGeek
Fri Jul 22, 2016 3:26 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: [Book: Living off Your Money, by M. McClung (Prime Harvesting)]
Replies: 263
Views: 27929

Re: [Book: Living off Your Money, by M. McClung (Prime Harvesting)]

...Even with the Swedroe paradigm of ability/willingness/need to take risk, which was my operating risk paradigm before learning about the LMP/RP paradigm (and I think the two paradigms are consistent), having very low ability to take risk due to fully or almost-fully depleted human capital leads t...
by LadyGeek
Fri Jul 22, 2016 3:15 pm
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: RSS feeds by thread
Replies: 21
Views: 6223

Re: RSS feeds by thread

Sorry, the feed on the homepage is not very flexible. We also have the forum's atom feed disabled (different than rss), so nothing will work there.

I could take a look at this, but probably won't get to it for a while.
by LadyGeek
Thu Jul 21, 2016 9:35 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: COBRA/open enrollment? confused about health insurance while leaving job
Replies: 2
Views: 321

Re: COBRA/open enrollment? confused about health insurance while leaving job

This thread is now in the Personal Finance (Not Investing) forum (insurance). I just voluntarily left my old job and started a new job earlier this week. Over the weekend, I had no coverage. If anything happened, I have 60 days to signup for COBRA and be covered for the weekend. (I'm now covered by ...
by LadyGeek
Thu Jul 21, 2016 9:00 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Are graduate certificates beneficial for work or employment?
Replies: 6
Views: 835

Re: Are graduate certificates beneficial for work or employment?

...They are not cheap and they take a considerable amount of time, so unless there are real benefits to achieving one, I think I'll play Xbox and visit my favorite amusement parks with family instead. Are you using your resume to get an internal promotion? It's all in the quality of your work and h...
by LadyGeek
Thu Jul 21, 2016 6:35 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Anyone had a POA rejected? [Power of Attorney]
Replies: 25
Views: 1449

Re: Anyone had a POA rejected? [Power of Attorney]

I retitled the thread to help with the acronym. (FYI - The OP can change the thread title by editing the Subject: line in Post #1.) I have POA for my Mom's bank account. We did it in person at the bank, no problem whatsoever. However, I didn't realize there may be problems if I needed to use my exis...
by LadyGeek
Thu Jul 21, 2016 4:28 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What kind of car do Bogleheads like to drive?
Replies: 123
Views: 8085

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

What I like to drive: My husband's 2015 Mustang GT :)

What I have: 2012 Honda CR-V

I probably wouldn't buy a Mustang, but I do like to drive it.
by LadyGeek
Thu Jul 21, 2016 3:58 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Adopt my Girlfriend???
Replies: 38
Views: 6519

Re: Adopt my Girlfriend???

This thread has run its course and is locked (topic exhausted, distress to the community). See: Locked Topics Moderators or site admins may lock a topic (set it so no more replies may be added) when a violation of posting policy has occurred. Occasionally, even if there are no overt violations of p...
by LadyGeek
Thu Jul 21, 2016 3:54 pm
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: Forum software upgrade bug reports and change requests
Replies: 260
Views: 37022

Re: Forum software upgrade bug reports and change requests

We try to keep the forum software as "stock" as possible. The site owner determines which modifications are incorporated. However, there's a different problem before we can get to that. For a lot of reasons, we only use extensions ("mods") that have been formally validated by the...
by LadyGeek
Wed Jul 20, 2016 9:34 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: [Book: Living off Your Money, by M. McClung (Prime Harvesting)]
Replies: 263
Views: 27929

Re: [Book: Living off Your Money, by M. McClung (Prime Harvesting)]

An introduction to your charts would be helpful. I believe you are providing three scenarios represented by 3 rows of charts. - First row starts at year 1955 - Second row starts at 1965 - Third row starts at 1975 - "AA" is Asset Allocation. What do you mean by "trajectory"? Is it...
by LadyGeek
Wed Jul 20, 2016 9:17 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: BOGLEHEAD CONTEST -- 2016 Mid-Year Report
Replies: 26
Views: 2657

Re: BOGLEHEAD CONTEST -- 2016 Mid-Year Report

Based on comments in the 2016 hedge fund contest, Yahoo finance changed their software.
by LadyGeek
Wed Jul 20, 2016 6:50 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Insurance Discount -- comes with a trap
Replies: 4
Views: 685

Re: Insurance Discount -- comes with a trap

I just started a new job which also offers a discount on my medical insurance premiums. The paperwork is still in progress, so I haven't had the opportunity to check the agreement.

Thanks for the heads up, I'll keep an eye out for it.
by LadyGeek
Wed Jul 20, 2016 6:17 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Removing Broken Bolts
Replies: 54
Views: 3252

Re: Removing Broken Bolts

I think that I must have right hand drill bits. Why would a left hand drill bit work better to remove a bolt. I watched a video with a guy who tapped a hole but the surface was almost flat. I doubt my surface is flat. If I can manage to tap a hole, how would I use the left handed drill bit? Should ...
by LadyGeek
Wed Jul 20, 2016 6:04 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: IRS questioning my backdoor roth?
Replies: 28
Views: 3404

Re: IRS questioning my backdoor roth?

This thread is now in the Personal Finance (Not Investing) forum (taxes).
by LadyGeek
Wed Jul 20, 2016 4:26 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Adopt my Girlfriend???
Replies: 38
Views: 6519

Re: Adopt my Girlfriend???

I removed an off-topic post. Please understand that this forum maintains a "family-friendly" environment - things you can say in front of the little ones. It's not just language, but the subject matter. The comment was a humorous reference on a subject meant for the "over 18" cr...
by LadyGeek
Tue Jul 19, 2016 9:45 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What's up with 4K tv? Should I buy one?
Replies: 101
Views: 6248

Re: What's up with 4K tv? Should I buy one?

...Also- who sits 4 feet away from a 65' TV? For the love of God scoot back a bit! You mean 65" (double quote after 65), which is 65". Otherwise, it's 65 feet. I sat about 10 feet back from my 65" TV when I had one. Now, it's a 63" plasma. I scooted up a bit closer. Don't forget...
by LadyGeek
Tue Jul 19, 2016 8:57 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Inherited IRA question
Replies: 13
Views: 1006

Re: Inherited IRA question

To supplement retiredjg, the wiki has some background info: Balanced fund

The section titled "Types of balanced funds" explains how the funds are related.

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