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by LadyGeek
Sun Jun 25, 2017 3:14 pm
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: Getting notified about a thread
Replies: 6
Views: 242

Re: Getting notified about a thread

This thread is now in the Forum Issues and Administration forum (notification).

FYI - The online chapter thread is listed in the wiki: Bogleheads® local chapters

And the blog: Bogleheads® local chapters | Financial Page
by LadyGeek
Sun Jun 25, 2017 3:08 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: can't logon to vanguard account [Website Down]
Replies: 49
Views: 1613

Re: can't logon to vanguard account [Website Down]

FYI - I merged doyled's thread into here. The combined thread is in the Personal Consumer Issues forum (website).
by LadyGeek
Sun Jun 25, 2017 2:58 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Chrome vs Firefox
Replies: 4
Views: 459

Re: Chrome vs Firefox

Long time user of Firefox, but as I wrote previously it was getting very slow. Reinstalled it after deleting all the files and profiles with it, and only installed one ad blocker and the Lastpass add on. Still painfully slow and even worse, Lastpass took forever to populate the fields when logging ...
by LadyGeek
Sat Jun 24, 2017 8:54 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Inheritance [New Zealand]
Replies: 5
Views: 516

Re: Inheritance [New Zealand]

I retitled the thread to attract the attention of members who can help you. While I don't have the experience to help you myself, would it be possible to outline what you currently have using the Asking Portfolio Questions format? It's for US investors, but the idea is to provide a top-level overvie...
by LadyGeek
Sat Jun 24, 2017 5:51 pm
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: Revealing Usernames
Replies: 87
Views: 12245

Re: Revealing Usernames

Sorry, this isn't going to work. - Posting as "anonymous" prevents members from searching their posts. - Someone posting bad or misleading advice (let's assume it's unintentional) will be very difficult to identify for subsequent follow ups. For those concerned about privacy, we have provi...
by LadyGeek
Sat Jun 24, 2017 3:23 pm
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: [Virtual online chapter - Master thread]
Replies: 47
Views: 4364

Re: [Virtual online chapter - Master thread]

Hi, First, I retitled the thread, which is now in the wiki: Bogleheads® local chapters Also, the blog: Bogleheads® local chapters | Financial Page If you want anything changed, let me know. We could add a blog section for the online chapter, which can also be used for meeting minutes. Here's an exam...
by LadyGeek
Sat Jun 24, 2017 12:24 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Can you share some of your financial goals?
Replies: 34
Views: 2658

Re: Can you share some of your financial goals?

This thread is now in the Investing - Help with Personal Investments forum (how to invest). sharukh - I see that you are living in the US on an H1/H4 visa with a child who is a US citizen. The discussion is here: How to invest for Indian living in USA on H1 visa? Do you need further assistance? If y...
by LadyGeek
Sat Jun 24, 2017 12:05 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Losing admiration for Warren Buffett
Replies: 9
Views: 1475

Re: Losing admiration for Warren Buffett

This thread has run its course and is locked (not actionable, celebrity). 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 ca...
by LadyGeek
Sat Jun 24, 2017 7:01 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Bitcoin in the event of owner death
Replies: 9
Views: 957

Re: Bitcoin in the event of owner death

For readers who may not be familiar with what to in case of a spouse's death, please see the "Further reading" section in this wiki article: Estate planning . If there are any questions, please ask for assistance in the Personal Finance forum. sawhorse - You'd be surprised how much a "...
by LadyGeek
Sat Jun 24, 2017 6:45 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Inheritance [New Zealand]
Replies: 5
Views: 516

Re: Inheritance [Outside US]

Welcome! Having a superannuation plan indicates you may be a resident of Australia, but I don't want to guess. What is your home country? Your investment choices depend on the taxation and laws of your home country. For example, see: Investing in Australia I modified the thread title to attract the ...
by LadyGeek
Fri Jun 23, 2017 9:08 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Anyone have a habit of checking the market all day?
Replies: 38
Views: 2252

Re: Anyone have a habit of checking the market all day?

...Not dead, or even forgotten: "In Praise of the Dead (Investors) Google "Fidelity dead investors" and you'll see a number of stories come up. The Conservative Income Investor informs that when conducting an internal performance review of customer performance from 2003 to 2013, Fide...
by LadyGeek
Fri Jun 23, 2017 8:55 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Bitcoin in the event of owner death
Replies: 9
Views: 957

Re: Bitcoin in the event of owner death

This thread is now in the Personal Consumer Issues (the bitcoin question has been answered, it's now about backup solutions). sawhorse - If the computer came to an early demise (today, for example), do you have the data backed up? If you have a backup, do you know how to restore the data? Many peopl...
by LadyGeek
Fri Jun 23, 2017 8:49 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Bogleheads - how about an outdoor chair recommendation!
Replies: 4
Views: 474

Re: Bogleheads - how about an outdoor chair recommendation!

FYI - I removed your duplicate post which was in a different forum (no content). There were no replies.
by LadyGeek
Fri Jun 23, 2017 8:04 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: ICMA-RC - Are these reasonable fees?
Replies: 15
Views: 2878

Re: ICMA-RC - Are these reasonable fees?

Welcome! Your post is a bit difficult to read. Could you please break it into separate paragraphs? You can edit your post using the "pencil" icon in the top right corner of the post.

If you need help with that, let me know. Thanks.
by LadyGeek
Fri Jun 23, 2017 7:55 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: What Car Should I Buy My Daughter as a Graduation Present
Replies: 139
Views: 6621

Re: What Car Should I Buy My Daughter as a Graduation Present

It's best to keep all the information in one spot. I merged Small Law Survivor's updated back into the original discussion. To address several inquiries on this discussion, I'd like to reiterate the focus of the Personal Consumer Issues forum: This subforum is focused on making informed decisions ab...
by LadyGeek
Fri Jun 23, 2017 7:42 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: [NY Times: Index fund evangelist is straying From His Gospel]
Replies: 32
Views: 3270

Re: [NY Times: Index fund evangelist is straying From His Gospel]

Howard Donnelly's thread (along with Mel Lindauer's reply) is merged into here.

If anyone else see's a duplicate post, please report it using the "!" in the top-right corner of the post. One of the reasons is "Duplicate thread".
by LadyGeek
Fri Jun 23, 2017 6:25 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: suggestions for narrow 6+seat vehicle
Replies: 10
Views: 993

Re: suggestions for narrow 6+seat vehicle

This thread is now in the Personal Consumer Issues forum (car).
by LadyGeek
Fri Jun 23, 2017 3:55 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Ally no penalty 11 month CD rate increased to 1.50% this morning
Replies: 66
Views: 7104

Re: Ally no penalty 11 month CD rate increased to 1.50% this morning

RJNetworking - I merged your thread into here.

The combined thread is now in the Personal Finance (Not Investing) forum (CD rate).
by LadyGeek
Fri Jun 23, 2017 3:49 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Vanguard - Inter. or Total Muni [VTEAX - Tax-Exempt Bond Index]
Replies: 12
Views: 964

Re: Vanguard - Inter. or Total Muni [VTEAX - Tax-Exempt Bond Index]

I retitled the thread to clarify the OP's intent.

Here's the fund info: Vanguard Tax-Exempt Bond Index Fund Admiral Shares (VTEAX)

ZenInvestor - If you want to change the thread title further, just edit the Subject: line in Post #1.
by LadyGeek
Fri Jun 23, 2017 3:35 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Thoughts on FHLC [Fidelity MSCI Health Care Index]
Replies: 5
Views: 461

Re: Thoughts on FHLC [Fidelity MSCI Health Care Index]

This thread is now in the Investing - Help with Personal Investments forum (portfolio help). I also retitled the thread to help with the stock ticker. Here's the fund info: FHLC | ETF Snapshot - Fidelity Remember that the market is several steps ahead of you. Any effects due to what "might"...
by LadyGeek
Fri Jun 23, 2017 2:58 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Auto Insurance Scenario
Replies: 7
Views: 651

Re: Auto Insurance Scenario

This thread is now in the Personal Finance (Not Investing) forum (insurance).
by LadyGeek
Thu Jun 22, 2017 9:41 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Does geico provide a decent homeowners insurance?
Replies: 11
Views: 1261

Re: Does geico provide a decent homeowners insurance?

I removed an off-topic comment. As a reminder, see: General Etiquette This is a moderated forum. We expect this forum to be a place where people can feel comfortable asking questions and where debates and discussions are conducted in civil tones. Update: Removed a few off-topic posts leading up to ...
by LadyGeek
Thu Jun 22, 2017 7:12 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: [NY Times: Index fund evangelist is straying From His Gospel]
Replies: 32
Views: 3270

Re: [NY Times: Index fund evangelist is straying From His Gospel]

I merged sener212's post into here. The software sorts post by time, sener212 was first. I also retitled the thread.
by LadyGeek
Thu Jun 22, 2017 6:39 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Poll: Do Bogleheads own Stocks?
Replies: 77
Views: 6765

Re: Poll: Do Bogleheads own Stocks?

A member has misinterpreted this poll as investment advice: Subject: Not reinvesting dividends (I underlined the important part.) I understand that the majority of Bogleheads own individual stocks in their portfolios as I saw it on one of the threads here (67% +/-). Does anyone else think it might b...
by LadyGeek
Thu Jun 22, 2017 6:28 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Not reinvesting dividends
Replies: 22
Views: 3256

Re: Not reinvesting dividends

I understand that the majority of Bogleheads own individual stocks in their portfolios as I saw it on one of the threads here (67% +/-). Does anyone else think it might be prudent to "turn off auto re-invest" of dividends to allow cash to accumulate in settlement MM account as Shiller's C...
by LadyGeek
Thu Jun 22, 2017 4:13 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Vanguard restricts my account due to mail?
Replies: 41
Views: 2755

Re: Vanguard restricts my account due to mail?

This thread has run its course and is locked (topic exhausted, no added value to continue). 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 ...
by LadyGeek
Thu Jun 22, 2017 4:03 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: [Kicked out of Vanguard; Moving to Merrill]
Replies: 20
Views: 1969

Re: [Kicked out of Vanguard; Moving to Merrill]

I split TravelingAbroad's discussion into a new thread.

InternationalMan - You can always edit your post by clicking on the "pencil" icon in the top-right corner of the post.

This wiki article might help in some perspective: Taxation as a US person living abroad
by LadyGeek
Thu Jun 22, 2017 3:58 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Kicked out of Vanguard; now what
Replies: 44
Views: 15466

Re: Kicked out of Vanguard; now what

TravelingAbroad has a similar situation which I've moved into a new thread: [Kicked out of Vanguard; Moving to Merrill]

(This thread is from 2011.)
by LadyGeek
Thu Jun 22, 2017 3:46 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: What Car Should I Buy My Daughter as a Graduation Present
Replies: 139
Views: 6621

Re: Any BHs Had Experience With the Honda Fit?

With regards to previous comments on vehicle size vs. accident rate, the discussion is starting to get derailed.

Please stay focused on helping the OP decide on a Honda Fit.
by LadyGeek
Wed Jun 21, 2017 9:23 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Closet Index fund?
Replies: 31
Views: 1598

Re: Closet Index fund?

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

Morningstar has some background info: Watch Out for Closet Index Funds
by LadyGeek
Wed Jun 21, 2017 9:15 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Tax on Mutual Index Fund
Replies: 19
Views: 828

Re: Tax on Mutual Index Fund

The wiki has a good tutorial: Rebalancing The value of your portfolio may go up and down, but you don't lose money until you actually sell something. I think you may be overstating the importance of rebalancing. Betterment uses rebalancing as one of their major selling points to help reduce taxes, b...
by LadyGeek
Wed Jun 21, 2017 7:35 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Tax on Mutual Index Fund
Replies: 19
Views: 828

Re: TAX on Mutual Index Fund

Welcome! "Never do business with friends or relatives". You'll lose your friends, and can't get rid of your relatives." Thank your friend for the advice, then do your own research. The best place to get started is here: Getting started Why don't you post your portfolio (what you have ...
by LadyGeek
Wed Jun 21, 2017 6:37 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Alternatives to Amazon
Replies: 76
Views: 4935

Re: Alternatives to Amazon

This thread has run its course and is locked (derailed). See: Personal Consumer Issues Note that this subforum has a much lower threshold for locking or removing posts than the financial and investing subforums. In general, controversial, offensive, pointless, divisive or mean-spirited posts or top...
by LadyGeek
Tue Jun 20, 2017 10:16 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: [Wiki] - Percentage Gain and Loss (for new investors)
Replies: 115
Views: 5860

Re: [Wiki] - Percentage Gain and Loss (for new investors)

^^^ Thanks. From an earlier post : ..Pop quiz: If you add or withdraw money from your investment, can you use "percentage gain or loss" to calculate your return? The answer is "No", which is explained here: Rate of return I added the link under "See also": Percentage ga...
by LadyGeek
Tue Jun 20, 2017 9:52 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Legal options when merchant and credit card [take advantage of you]
Replies: 7
Views: 1363

Re: Legal options when merchant and credit card [take advantage of you]

FYI - I changed the thread and post titles to be more "family-friendly".
by LadyGeek
Tue Jun 20, 2017 9:33 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Poll: Do Bogleheads own Stocks?
Replies: 77
Views: 6765

Re: Poll: Do Bogleheads own Stocks?

For the record, the site owners have polls disabled for this reason: Subject: Polls Disabled May 01, 2015 After consultation with the Advisory Board, I have disabled polls on this site. The general problem with self-selecting polls is that the results only tell you only about those who chose to resp...
by LadyGeek
Tue Jun 20, 2017 9:11 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Oregon personal Trip
Replies: 25
Views: 1804

Re: Oregon personal Trip

This thread is now in the Personal Consumer Issues forum (trip).
by LadyGeek
Tue Jun 20, 2017 7:55 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: [Wiki] - Percentage Gain and Loss (for new investors)
Replies: 115
Views: 5860

Re: [Wiki] - Percentage Gain and Loss (for new investors)

Thanks, I missed that cell. All 3 spreadsheets have been updated. I also inserted a "See also" reference to Wikipedia's Neper (Applications) page. The explanation of a small approximation becoming exact as a percentage was clear. Also, why only the natural logarithm can be used. See: Perce...
by LadyGeek
Tue Jun 20, 2017 6:57 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Fermenting Vegetables
Replies: 45
Views: 3167

Re: Fermenting Vegetables

I removed a number of posts and replies which were giving, then challenging, medical advice (health benefits of a certain chemical, effects of diet to reduce certain diseases). The thread was derailed. As a reminder, medical advice is off-topic: Medical Issues Questions on medical issues are beyond...
by LadyGeek
Tue Jun 20, 2017 6:14 pm
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: Private Message Outbox
Replies: 8
Views: 710

Re: Private Message Outbox

I merged Almost there's post into here. The combined thread is in the Forum Issues and Administration forum (private messages). nedsaid is correct. There are 2 places to check for the answer: - The "FAQ", which is at the top-left corner of the page: Was my private message read? A private m...
by LadyGeek
Tue Jun 20, 2017 6:03 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Reporter doing story on delaying sales of assets because of possible lower tax rates
Replies: 8
Views: 713

Re: Reporter doing story on delaying sales of assets because of possible lower tax rates

I removed two off-topic posts. Speculation about future legislation is prohibited by forum policy, see: Unacceptable Topics Politics and Religion In order to avoid the inevitable frictions that arise from these topics, political or religious posts and comments are prohibited. The only exceptions to...
by LadyGeek
Tue Jun 20, 2017 3:58 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Full comprehensive or liability only?
Replies: 29
Views: 1980

Re: Full comprehensive or liability only?

Jewel, Welcome! Let me give a different perspective: A few years ago, my Mom had an at-fault accident and there were some injuries (all OK now). To make a long story short, several lawsuits were filed against her. The job of the insurance company is to defend you, regardless of fault . There are no ...
by LadyGeek
Tue Jun 20, 2017 3:33 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Tankless water heater - turns on even when cold water
Replies: 9
Views: 2530

Re: Tankless water heater - turns on even when cold water

Welcome! FYI - This thread is from 2013.
by LadyGeek
Mon Jun 19, 2017 10:20 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Family Business changing, choosing a new retirement plan
Replies: 7
Views: 494

Re: Family Business changing, choosing a new retirement plan

This thread is now in the Personal Finance (Not Investing) forum (retirement plan).

NEDriller, Welcome!
by LadyGeek
Mon Jun 19, 2017 10:15 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: [Wiki] - Percentage Gain and Loss (for new investors)
Replies: 115
Views: 5860

Re: [Wiki] - Percentage Gain and Loss (for new investors)

We should be using centinepers (cNp), see this Wikipedia article: Relative change and difference - Wikipedia (Other change units) I fought the urge as long as I could. But in the end I just couldn't resist. So, reluctantly, here is the table from the Wiki article with columns added for centinepers ...
by LadyGeek
Mon Jun 19, 2017 6:34 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Garage Parking Aid
Replies: 28
Views: 1944

Re: Garage Parking Aid

I'll throw in a suggestion for fishing line and a bobber, which is much lighter and easier to rig than a tennis ball.

Just clip the bobber onto the line at the desired height.
by LadyGeek
Mon Jun 19, 2017 6:12 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Problem with SavingsBonds.com
Replies: 8
Views: 938

Re: Problem with SavingsBonds.com

pablolo - I merged your post into here, which is a similar discussion.

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

The site appears to be down. Is it down for just.me?

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