Search found 16760 matches

by LadyGeek
Sat Aug 27, 2016 2:49 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Evanson 10x10
Replies: 14
Views: 1068

Re: Evanson 10x10

This thread is now in the Investing - Help with Personal Investments forum (portfolio help).
by LadyGeek
Sat Aug 27, 2016 1:26 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Fidelity competing harder w/Vanguard
Replies: 27
Views: 2628

Re: Fidelity competing harder w/Vanguard

William4u wrote:FYI here is what Vanguard has to say about securities lending...

The short version...
https://advisors.vanguard.com/iwe/pdf/Sec_lending.pdf

The long version...
https://personal.vanguard.com/pdf/icrsl.pdf

The wiki version: Securities lending
by LadyGeek
Sat Aug 27, 2016 12:52 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: cash/457
Replies: 8
Views: 304

Re: cash/457

I merged fusspot's 2nd thread from the Personal Finance forum into here ( Investing - Help with Personal Investments forum). It's best to keep all the information in one spot. fusspot - I highly recommend you post your portfolio information in this thread using the Asking Portfolio Questions format....
by LadyGeek
Sat Aug 27, 2016 12:44 pm
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Suggestions for the Wiki
Replies: 353
Views: 171861

Re: Suggestions for the Wiki

dodecahedron wrote:Suggestions for additions to wiki age checklist are here.

Thanks! I have replied in Re: Suggestion for the Wiki Checklist of Important Dates.
by LadyGeek
Sat Aug 27, 2016 12:41 pm
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Suggestion for the Wiki Checklist of Important Dates
Replies: 5
Views: 434

Re: Suggestion for the Wiki Checklist of Important Dates

This thread is now in the Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community forum (wiki, which belongs to the Bogleheads' community). Thanks to dodecahedron for flagging this thread in Re: Suggestions for the Wiki . Like Wikipedia,* the wiki should cite a credible source as a reference. While I have confidenc...
by LadyGeek
Sat Aug 27, 2016 11:27 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Anyone else getting nervous and converting to cash as a short-term move?
Replies: 115
Views: 9765

Re: Anyone else getting nervous and converting to cash as a short-term move?

I removed an off-topic comment suggesting we simplify the tax code along with a response. As a reminder, changing the tax code requires a change in legislation which is off-topic for this forum. See: Politics and Religion In order to avoid the inevitable frictions that arise from these topics, poli...
by LadyGeek
Sat Aug 27, 2016 8:38 am
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Suggestions for the Wiki
Replies: 353
Views: 171861

Re: Suggestions for the Wiki

Regarding our fabulous wiki :happy Sometimes it is frustrating using the wiki search box and I wish for an index or table of contents. Apparently there is an index, I just never knew where it was = it's called the "complete article list" It is found by, on the wiki home page, scrolling do...
by LadyGeek
Fri Aug 26, 2016 8:33 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Social Security Abbreviations
Replies: 9
Views: 624

Re: Social Security Abbreviations

Requests for updating the wiki should be posted in Suggestions for the Wiki , which is monitored by the wiki editors. dodecahedron has posted a request here . Thanks! The wiki has been updated in two places. - Social Security - The box in the upper right corner now has an "Abbreviations and acr...
by LadyGeek
Fri Aug 26, 2016 8:26 pm
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Suggestions for the Wiki
Replies: 353
Views: 171861

Re: Suggestions for the Wiki

Mike Piper recently posted a really helpful link to an official SSA Glossary of Acronyms. ... Thanks! The wiki has been updated in two places. - Social Security - The box in the upper right corner now has an "Abbreviations and acronyms" section - Abbreviations and Acronyms (R - T) now has...
by LadyGeek
Fri Aug 26, 2016 7:31 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Anyone else make this mistake? [include home as retirement income]
Replies: 34
Views: 3014

Re: Anyone else make this mistake? [include home as retirement income]

This thread is now in the Personal Finance (Not Investing) forum (retirement planning). I also retitled the thread.
by LadyGeek
Fri Aug 26, 2016 7:29 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Gas Savings?
Replies: 15
Views: 1392

Re: Gas Savings?

This thread is now in the Personal Consumer Issues forum (gas).
by LadyGeek
Fri Aug 26, 2016 7:21 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Fidelity competing harder w/Vanguard
Replies: 27
Views: 2628

Re: Fidelity competing harder w/Vanguard

This thread is now in the Investing - Theory, News & General forum (news).
by LadyGeek
Fri Aug 26, 2016 2:32 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Managing a windfall: DIY or hire an advisor?
Replies: 23
Views: 1866

Re: Managing a windfall: DIY or hire an advisor?

Welcome! I moved your thread to the Personal Finance (Not Investing) forum, as it's more focused on financial advisory services. However, we'll also be happy to answer your portfolio questions here. Are you looking for the services of a true Financial planner ? Or, do you just need investments, whic...
by LadyGeek
Fri Aug 26, 2016 1:56 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Honda maintenance schedule?
Replies: 49
Views: 2977

Re: Honda maintenance schedule?

...I wouldn't worry about it, obviously they just stuck the wrong (boilerplate) form in your car. As for the PSI - be thankful they're actually a little high! (Indeed to be sure you should learn to check them yourself, just get a $5 gauge next time to stop for gas.) I run all my tires @ 40 PSI if t...
by LadyGeek
Thu Aug 25, 2016 10:11 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: IRS extends relief for 60 day rollovers
Replies: 2
Views: 505

Re: IRS extends relief for 60 day rollovers

I merged gkaplan's post into here.
by LadyGeek
Thu Aug 25, 2016 8:16 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: High income, confused, trying to get a plan in place.
Replies: 25
Views: 3024

Re: High income, confused, trying to get a plan in place.

I do have a financial advisor who charges somewhere in the neighborhood of 1-1.5% but I have no idea how true that is because I have never seen an actual statement saying how much he gets from my accounts. I have about 315K under his management that is incorporated into the tallys below. I'd love t...
by LadyGeek
Thu Aug 25, 2016 7:53 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Vanguard Customer Service Issues
Replies: 102
Views: 8456

Re: Vanguard Customer Service Issues

Welcome! I merged your post into the on-going customer service thread.

While you're certainly frustrated, please state your concerns in a civil and factual manner. We'll try to help you out.
by LadyGeek
Thu Aug 25, 2016 7:05 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Homeowner's insurance question
Replies: 23
Views: 1615

Re: Homeowner's insurance question

Checked the local website here and ooops, maybe I was too quick with assumptions. Another illusion shattered as I scoured their website and not a single thing about ISO. Or ratings of any kind. Unless they did get a high rating and thought the public wouldn't understand the technical stuff, so why ...
by LadyGeek
Thu Aug 25, 2016 4:36 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Index Fund Timing ?? [Portugal]
Replies: 15
Views: 767

Re: Index Fund Timing ?? [Portugal]

BeBH65 wrote:- Consider updating the title of the thread replacing Europe by Portugal; we have a few Portuguese members that you would attract;

I have updated the thread title.

Heavylift - If you wish to update the thread title again, just edit the Subject: line in your first post.
by LadyGeek
Thu Aug 25, 2016 3:25 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: should a student invest for retirement?
Replies: 13
Views: 991

Re: should a student invest for retirement?

LWalker - To keep this actionable, I assume you are asking for your own situation. Can you supply some details that would let us help you make a decision? Try posting in this format Asking Portfolio Questions . It will make you think about the "big picture" while giving us the information ...
by LadyGeek
Thu Aug 25, 2016 3:18 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: High income, confused, trying to get a plan in place.
Replies: 25
Views: 3024

Re: High income, confused, trying to get a plan in place.

This thread is now in the Personal Finance (Not Investing) (retirement planning, along with some portfolio help).
by LadyGeek
Thu Aug 25, 2016 3:17 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Timing the Stock Market...lol
Replies: 25
Views: 2450

Re: Timing the Stock Market...lol

This thread is now in the Investing - Theory, News & General forum (general question).

Please stay focused on the investing aspects. Political comments (details on candidates, political party, etc.) are off-topic.
by LadyGeek
Wed Aug 24, 2016 9:58 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Young man in a bind/car totalled/no insurance
Replies: 39
Views: 3720

Re: Young man in a bind/car totalled/no insurance

This thread is actionable to help the OP understand the impacts of insurance: ..The bigger issue now is whether the other driver will come after him for their damages. I have never been in a situation like this, but I am thinking that if the other driver has uninsured motorists coverage - won't her ...
by LadyGeek
Wed Aug 24, 2016 9:22 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: AC blower motor died. need replacement
Replies: 20
Views: 1066

Re: AC blower motor died. need replacement

This thread is now in the Personal Consumer Issues forum (air conditioner).
by LadyGeek
Wed Aug 24, 2016 9:21 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Parents have enough for retirement?
Replies: 23
Views: 2767

Re: Parents have enough for retirement?

This thread is now in the Personal Finance (Not Investing) forum (retirement planning).
by LadyGeek
Wed Aug 24, 2016 9:19 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Honda maintenance schedule?
Replies: 49
Views: 2977

Re: Honda maintenance schedule?

Don't forget - tire pressure every few weeks. That's not in the manual, but is one of the most important safety items that's easy to take care. Unless you really know tires, make sure the pressure is at the level specified in the owner's manual. More practically, the pressures are listed on the insi...
by LadyGeek
Wed Aug 24, 2016 9:04 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Questions about VG PAS
Replies: 5
Views: 468

Re: Questions about VG PAS

This thread is now in the Personal Finance (Not Investing) forum (Investment adviser).
by LadyGeek
Wed Aug 24, 2016 7:06 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Index Fund Timing ?? [Portugal]
Replies: 15
Views: 767

Re: Index Fund Timing ?? [European resident]

Welcome! I retitled the thread to draw the attention of our European experts. What is your home country?

Our wiki has information that may help. If your country is a member of the EU, for example, see: EU investing
by LadyGeek
Tue Aug 23, 2016 9:51 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Passive Investing Worse Than Marxism
Replies: 2
Views: 863

Re: Passive Investing Worse Than Marxism

This thread has run its course and is locked (economic policy, politics). See: Non-actionable (Trolling) Topics If readers can't do anything with the content of a topic other than argue about it, it does not belong here. Examples include: * US or world economic, political, tax, health care and clim...
by LadyGeek
Tue Aug 23, 2016 7:33 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Homeowner's insurance question
Replies: 23
Views: 1615

Re: Homeowner's insurance question

This thread is now in the Personal Finance (Not Investing) forum (insurance).
by LadyGeek
Tue Aug 23, 2016 6:25 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Hidden Wealth of the Silent Generation
Replies: 9
Views: 1326

Re: Hidden Wealth of the Silent Generation

This thread has run its course and is locked (not personal nor actionable). 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 personal . In other words, you must be asking about ...
by LadyGeek
Mon Aug 22, 2016 10:05 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: New sector classification for REITs
Replies: 15
Views: 1266

Re: New sector classification for REITs

I merged arcticpineapplecorp.'s thread into here, which is in the Investing - Theory, News & General forum. The articles are different, but it's a similar discussion.
by LadyGeek
Mon Aug 22, 2016 8:29 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Eyeglasses Problem - how to fix? Any Opticians Out There?
Replies: 24
Views: 1959

Re: Eyeglasses Problem - how to fix?

Welcome! I confirm this member is a regular poster. Members wishing a second account for privacy reasons must notify a moderator before making your first post. See: Usernames (accounts)
by LadyGeek
Mon Aug 22, 2016 3:03 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: refusing to sign divorce papers or refusing to show in court to sign
Replies: 3
Views: 1607

Re: refusing to sign divorce papers or refusing to show in court to sign

While we do discuss legal issues, the decision to lock a thread is done on a case-by-case basis. This thread is locked for the following reasons: I do not want to deal anymore with the attorney as I don't want to pay him anymore! He charges for everything, even a phone call or email! I was lucky to ...
by LadyGeek
Sun Aug 21, 2016 8:03 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: 2016 BOGLEHEADS CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENT
Replies: 116
Views: 16223

Re: 2016 BOGLEHEADS CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENT

Last year, there was a limit on the number of books that can be signed at one time (2). I assume that's true for this year.
by LadyGeek
Sun Aug 21, 2016 6:05 pm
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: Please Try Out Test Posts Here
Replies: 135
Views: 140723

Re: Please Try Out Test Posts Here

Sorry, tabs and spaces won't do indentation. That's how the forum software works. Why, I have no idea. If you want to create an indented list, use the List button in the editing toolbar like this: [list] [*]Item 1 [*]item 2 [*]item 3 [/list] Results in: ⋅ Item 1 ⋅ item 2 ⋅&n...
by LadyGeek
Sun Aug 21, 2016 2:57 pm
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: Improving the Bogleheads forum
Replies: 86
Views: 5903

Re: Improving the Bogleheads forum

A request to identify the OP of a topic was asked for here: Re: Forum software upgrade bug reports and change requests, there is no plugin available for this version of the phpBB software.
by LadyGeek
Sun Aug 21, 2016 9:21 am
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: Improving the Bogleheads forum
Replies: 86
Views: 5903

Re: Improving the Bogleheads forum

The site owners decide on allowable topics, which is described in the Forum Policies (Acceptable Topics and Subforum Guidelines). Personal Consumer Issues are specifically permitted. The rationale for deviating from a "pure" investing forum is that investing is a complicated topic. For tho...
by LadyGeek
Sun Aug 21, 2016 8:45 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 1846
Views: 424172

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Stranger Things , on Netflix. This is a not a movie, but a TV series made for Netflix. I'd call it a sci-fi drama and suspense. Winona Ryder plays a main character. I was hooked from the start and only watched the first two episodes because I ran out of time. I'll be finishing up the rest of the se...
by LadyGeek
Sat Aug 20, 2016 7:22 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: I got a new job! [Help with investment plan]
Replies: 3
Views: 521

Re: I got a new job! [Help with investment plan]

Welcome! The wiki has some background info: Thrift Savings Plan First, you may be listing private fund tickers for "Her current 401k at Fidelity (from the company I just left)". The fund name is what counts, I just thought to mention it. From a "big picture" perspective, you only...
by LadyGeek
Sat Aug 20, 2016 6:43 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: The True Cost of Owning a Dog
Replies: 105
Views: 7320

Re: The True Cost of Owning a Dog

This thread is now in the Personal Consumer Issues forum (Total Cost of Ownership, dog).
by LadyGeek
Sat Aug 20, 2016 6:36 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: VTSAX vx VSMPX [Vanguard Total Stock Market Admiral vs. Institutional+]
Replies: 6
Views: 509

Re: VTSAX vx VSMPX [Vanguard Total Stock Market Admiral vs. Institutional+]

Welcome! I retitled the thread to help with the ticker symbols. Here's the fund info: - Vanguard Total Stock Market Index Fund Admiral Shares (VTSAX) - Total Stock Market Index Fund Institutional Plus Shares (VSMPX) Also: PCRA: Schwab Brokerage: Personal Choice Retirement Account I would say to not ...
by LadyGeek
Sat Aug 20, 2016 9:19 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Has a SUV helped anyone's back?
Replies: 22
Views: 1341

Re: Has a SUV helped anyone's back?

This thread is now in the Personal Consumer Issues forum (SUV). Please avoid medical discussions.
by LadyGeek
Sat Aug 20, 2016 8:07 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Medical Billing Question - Hospital Discharge Instructions led to acetaminophen OD
Replies: 68
Views: 4446

Re: Medical Billing Question - Hospital Discharge Instructions led to acetaminophen OD

Sorry for the delay, this thread has run its course and is locked (medical advice). The reasons medical advice is not permitted in this forum: 1. This is an anonymous internet forum. It is not possible to verify anyone's identity (nor do we want to). Credentials also imply accurate advice, which ma...

Go to advanced search