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by Marjimmy
Sat May 27, 2017 6:36 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI
Replies: 2322
Views: 693695

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI

Killing of the Rising Sun - Bill Oreily
Elon Musk - Tesla, Space X
Trump Art of the Deal

Now I'm reading 4 Hour Work Week - Tim Ferris
by Marjimmy
Tue May 09, 2017 7:40 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Job choice
Replies: 18
Views: 1733

Re: Job choice

With no other considerations, my easy answer is happiness. Will working less make you happier? Or will the extra cash be nicer to have? As you noted on cutting down your expenses, I certainly agree. Beside happiness I would pros / cons..... atmosphere, distance to job, retirement perks ect.
by Marjimmy
Tue Apr 25, 2017 1:05 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: 23yr portfolio help
Replies: 9
Views: 900

Re: 23yr portfolio help

The above advice is great advice.
by Marjimmy
Mon Mar 13, 2017 11:53 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How many pairs of jeans do you own?
Replies: 64
Views: 4140

Re: How many pairs of jeans do you own?

englishgirl wrote:Is this actionable or relevant to finance issues? .


Didn't think I had to make it obvious but its a Personal Consumer issue in relevance to frugality. Next time I'll break it down easier for you to understand :beer
by Marjimmy
Mon Mar 13, 2017 9:53 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How many pairs of jeans do you own?
Replies: 64
Views: 4140

How many pairs of jeans do you own?

Just doing some thinking and was curious how many articles of clothing people own, for example: Boxers - 10 Socks - 18 Shirts - 15 Shorts - 11 Jeans - 3 Belts - 3 Dress shirts - 10 Suits - 2 Ties - 8 Shoes - 20 :oops: This will obviously vary with a few factors like location, profession ect...... Wa...
by Marjimmy
Wed Feb 22, 2017 6:15 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: What's my next move
Replies: 5
Views: 773

What's my next move

Hello fellow thinkers. I take life like a game of chess, always thinking of my next few moves far in advance. Here's my situation with some background information. Age:25 Debt:0 Investments: 110k between Roth and taxable in Vanguard Liquid cash: 5k Emergency fund: 3 months Military Veteran Graduatin...
by Marjimmy
Sun Jan 22, 2017 10:24 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best watch for around $5,000?
Replies: 1011
Views: 239590

Re: Best watch for around $5,000?

Thought I had read this thread before. Still good to come back to today and reread :twisted:
by Marjimmy
Sun Jan 22, 2017 10:15 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Improving my 2017 plan
Replies: 5
Views: 825

Re: Improving my 2017 plan

I would have to agree, seems like you're on track. Stick to the plan
by Marjimmy
Thu Jan 19, 2017 9:14 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Investing $5-$15k, I am a Newb - What should I do?
Replies: 6
Views: 729

Re: Investing $5-$15k, I am a Newb - What should I do?

MrsRoos wrote: For the 2916 contribution, you have until the tax deadline 4/17/17 to transfer funds.
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I'm not sure money will be a thing in 2916 :P
by Marjimmy
Thu Jan 19, 2017 9:10 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Paying back college loan debt
Replies: 15
Views: 1181

Re: Paying back college loan debt

OP, welcome to Bogleheads. I agree with all of the above and believe you're way ahead of your peers when it comes to curving debt and handling your financial responsibilities! :sharebeer So your two choices summarized are as follows: 1. If you can keep contributing to your 401k with company match an...
by Marjimmy
Thu Dec 22, 2016 11:33 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How to become a public speaker?
Replies: 30
Views: 2877

Re: How to become a public speaker?

So just by reading through quickly, the concern is how to get started, correct? My first question would be does she plan to get started on her own? Or simply be apart of an existing group of "public speakers" ? Does she plan to use her major in any way to public speak, or is this aspect of...
by Marjimmy
Thu Nov 10, 2016 12:09 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Hiking questions
Replies: 164
Views: 11154

Re: Hiking questions

Hello again all, OP here bringing this thread back with a question. I'll be headed to REI and Cabellas later today or this week and have been looking at different sleeping bags to buy. I dont' see the need to spend anything over $150 at all considering there are a lot of good choices for cheaper. (B...
by Marjimmy
Sun Oct 30, 2016 3:48 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: which engineering major for renewables
Replies: 62
Views: 4422

Re: which engineering major for renewables

Hello, current UConn Civil Engineering student here. I can say from experience that UConn has a great engineering program. As above, any of those engineerings are great fields. But if he's looking into renewable resources perhaps Environmental is the field he's looking for specifically. Not sure if ...
by Marjimmy
Thu Oct 06, 2016 9:09 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: I have 50k to invest what should i do with it?
Replies: 14
Views: 1291

Re: I have 50k to invest what should i do with it?

I think the assumption here when you say it'll take away from your Roth IRA is that you're not making anymore money to add to the 50k. Suggestion: Why not max out the roth IRA every year and put small portions into a taxable account? Example 5.5k year 1 Roth 5k year 1 tax 5.5k year 2 Roth 5k year 2 ...
by Marjimmy
Thu Aug 11, 2016 12:01 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Job Offer, What Should I Do
Replies: 11
Views: 1428

Re: Job Offer, What Should I Do

Right, salary isn't everything. The workers I work with at the moment are all easy going. I should note I did not sign anything and only gave a quick verbal commitment. A lot of opportunity and benefits for traveling. I just don't want to burn bridges in this field since it is fairly small. Commute ...
by Marjimmy
Thu Aug 11, 2016 11:03 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Job Offer, What Should I Do
Replies: 11
Views: 1428

Job Offer, What Should I Do

Hey all, Been interning for Company A for 3 months this summer and have gotten to know a lot of the coworkers really well. Great people. Got a job offer from them today offering roughly 65k starting. I took the job on the spot. I still have one more year of school left, would it have been wiser to w...
by Marjimmy
Fri Aug 05, 2016 9:24 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: "Top Five Things I Would Tell Myself"
Replies: 4
Views: 1496

Re: "Top Five Things I Would Tell Myself"

Appreciate the link. Can now show friends :sharebeer
by Marjimmy
Mon Jul 18, 2016 7:26 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: 23 year old... Can I afford a Rolex?
Replies: 213
Views: 33584

Re: 23 year old... Can I afford a Rolex?

Already at 5% , maybe 6 or 7 depending on accuracy. Now where's my rolex :P
by Marjimmy
Thu Jul 14, 2016 2:11 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Hiking questions
Replies: 164
Views: 11154

Re: Hiking questions

Jharkin, appreciate the guidance good sir!
by Marjimmy
Wed Jul 13, 2016 8:58 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: 23 year old... Can I afford a Rolex?
Replies: 213
Views: 33584

Re: 23 year old... Can I afford a Rolex?

Wow crazy to see this post pop up. Little update, ended up investing the 5k, still no Rolex. - Marjimmy
by Marjimmy
Mon Jul 11, 2016 7:40 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What do you spend your money on???
Replies: 149
Views: 15603

Re: What do you spend your money on???

"What is the point of having money? If you don't enjoy buying anything?"

Money is just a unit of measurement toward happiness. If you already have that, why buy anything? :beer
by Marjimmy
Mon Jul 11, 2016 7:38 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Does Any One Have Any Experience Using the Goodreads Website
Replies: 15
Views: 1773

Re: Does Any One Have Any Experience Using the Goodreads Website

Great site. Been using it for over 2 years now. Nice to keep a record of all the books you read along with reviews.
by Marjimmy
Sat Jul 09, 2016 6:00 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Hiking questions
Replies: 164
Views: 11154

Re: Hiking questions

Haha so many different opinions. Guess it really doesnt matter especially when people are crushing hikes in flip flops. :sharebeer
by Marjimmy
Fri Jul 08, 2016 12:14 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: How many "investment" accounts do you have?
Replies: 35
Views: 3102

Re: How many "investment" accounts do you have?

I've tried to keep it as simple as possible:

Bank - Savings and Checkings
Vanguard - Roth and Traditional
Lending Club

That's it.
by Marjimmy
Fri Jul 08, 2016 8:18 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Mice in my grill
Replies: 32
Views: 3579

Re: Mice in my grill

My suggestion would be to use traps (non poisonous) around the area. Wash the grill out and then run it on high to kill any bacteria ect. Should fix the problem for good depending on how many mice are in the area :shock:
by Marjimmy
Thu Jul 07, 2016 12:58 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Hiking questions
Replies: 164
Views: 11154

Re: Hiking questions

I would have assumed that anyone who was former military would have been trained in all things having to do with hiking. Have things changed in 30 years? I wish I could say for the better, although I'd be lying to you. You're taught how to navigate, that's about it though. While I'll pretend your r...
by Marjimmy
Thu Jul 07, 2016 12:07 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Hiking questions
Replies: 164
Views: 11154

Re: Hiking questions

Thanks all for the replies. A lot of useful information here. Forgot to mention the hikes I'm referring to are anywhere from 4-6 hours for starters. I'm 24 and former military so had some experience with backpacking. And to clearify further I'm in great shape not overweight so the extra ankle suppor...
by Marjimmy
Thu Jul 07, 2016 10:42 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Hiking questions
Replies: 164
Views: 11154

Hiking questions

Suhhh All, I'm trying to find a new hobby on the weekends to occupy my free time and what better way to do it than to be with nature. A little backround: I live in Connecticut, athletic build, hiked a few trails in Japan nothing crazy. That's about the extent of it though. My question to some of you...
by Marjimmy
Mon May 02, 2016 8:53 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Roth IRA question
Replies: 2
Views: 476

Re: Roth IRA question

Sounds good. Thank you sir. :moneybag
by Marjimmy
Mon May 02, 2016 7:19 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Roth IRA question
Replies: 2
Views: 476

Roth IRA question

Hey all, Quick question. I did not work last year (2015) so I was not able to contribute to my roth ira. This summer (May 2016-August 2016) I have a payed internship and was wondering if I can contribute cash now towards it before I've worked. As long as it's before next year's tax season I'm okay r...
by Marjimmy
Sat Nov 22, 2014 11:02 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: 23 year old... Can I afford a Rolex?
Replies: 213
Views: 33584

Re: 23 year old... Can I afford a Rolex?

Thanks guys, really appreciate the wisdom.
by Marjimmy
Sat Nov 22, 2014 9:20 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: 23 year old... Can I afford a Rolex?
Replies: 213
Views: 33584

Re: 23 year old... Can I afford a Rolex?

I don't like looking at my phone to tell the time simply because once I have it picked up, I'll probably look at it for something else. The less time I can spend attached to technology the better. I personally think watches are a classy act. While I wouldn't be showing it off as an achievement statu...
by Marjimmy
Sat Nov 22, 2014 7:43 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: 23 year old... Can I afford a Rolex?
Replies: 213
Views: 33584

Re: 23 year old... Can I afford a Rolex?

Reading your earlier posts, you just left the military two years ago at age 21 and you were headed to college. What did you do in the meantime to enable you to afford a Rolex?
Gill


Saved the money I made from the military through my 4 years and the deployment I had. I'm not a big spender.
by Marjimmy
Sat Nov 22, 2014 5:21 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: 23 year old... Can I afford a Rolex?
Replies: 213
Views: 33584

Re: 23 year old... Can I afford a Rolex?

I'm going to sit on this for the next few weeks and let you all know the result. Thank you all for the different perspectives of things.

Respectfully,
Mar
by Marjimmy
Sat Nov 22, 2014 4:55 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: 23 year old... Can I afford a Rolex?
Replies: 213
Views: 33584

23 year old... Can I afford a Rolex?

Hello Bogleheads, I've been debating for some time whether it is the right time to buy a Rolex for myself. I have numerous watches but have never payed anything over a few hundred for one. My financial situation is currently 100% debt free with maxed out roth ira contributions as well as a secure &q...
by Marjimmy
Fri Oct 25, 2013 3:51 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What are your favorite android smartphone apps?
Replies: 50
Views: 7154

Must have android apps.

[I merged this thread into here. --admin LadyGeek] Hello all, Recently I went about buying a new phone and am curious as to what your MUST HAVE APS are and why? The new phone is the Samsung Note 3, still trying to get familiar with it. If anyone also has the phone what are some neat things you like...
by Marjimmy
Mon Apr 22, 2013 1:55 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V
Replies: 3372
Views: 1447305

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V

The Republic - Plato
by Marjimmy
Tue Jan 22, 2013 9:26 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Girlfriend has $10k to invest
Replies: 16
Views: 2126

Re: Girlfriend has $10k to invest

Calm Man wrote:I was personalizing the situation as her mother, my ex, actually uses a 1% AUM advisor which makes me sick.


Can only help those who wish to be helped :|
by Marjimmy
Thu Jan 17, 2013 11:12 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Buying a tablet...which one?
Replies: 42
Views: 3460

Re: Buying a tablet...which one?

I purchased the Nexus 7 last month. Amazing device. I ended up buying the 32 gig for $250. Still half the price the iPad is and it does everything an iPad could and will do. The choice is simple if you ask me...
by Marjimmy
Wed Jan 16, 2013 11:28 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: mad money
Replies: 22
Views: 2583

Re: mad money

Step 1) Buy a monkey (gender won't matter)
Step 2) Buy a package of darts
Step 3) Label stocks you're compelled to buy on a piece of paper
Step 4) Give monkey dart
Step 5) Sit in amazement as monkey will pick the stock for you!

Lololol OP's post sounds troll to me.
by Marjimmy
Sun Dec 30, 2012 9:04 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Taxable account question
Replies: 5
Views: 528

Re: Taxable account question

Awesome, thanks for pointing me in the right direction livesoft. So for a brief summary of what I picked out of the few articles I read was that we do not know whether the market will go up or go down. A bonus to depositing it all in a lump sum would be the dividends rather than slowly making contri...
by Marjimmy
Sun Dec 30, 2012 7:39 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Taxable account question
Replies: 5
Views: 528

Taxable account question

I have opened a taxable account with Vanguard as of 2 weeks ago. I deposited the minimum 3k to start off (VTSMX) Total Stock Market Index but my question is this...Being only 21, with a lump some of money (around $15k), is it best to purchase this stock all at the same time? -Other alternatives are ...
by Marjimmy
Wed Dec 26, 2012 5:49 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Any Monkey Can Beat the Market
Replies: 38
Views: 5546

Re: Any Monkey Can Beat the Market

So many trolls with their "monkey" business :oops:
+1 for the read
by Marjimmy
Tue Dec 25, 2012 9:41 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Speech by John C. Bogle
Replies: 4
Views: 1108

Re: Speech by John C. Bogle

He's reassuring the many investors in the 500 index fund that it's still an excellent investment vehicle. From the mid-70s to the mid-90s, when total stock market index fund started, the 500 index fund was the only stock index fund. The 500 fund was indexing for a couple of decades. The 500 index f...
by Marjimmy
Wed Dec 19, 2012 1:44 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Saving for house downpayment
Replies: 5
Views: 910

Re: Saving for house downpayment

MuteHorse wrote:Managing the I-bonds at another website would add a separate complication though.


What managing? They just sit in an account for a year +
by Marjimmy
Mon Dec 17, 2012 11:41 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Investment Advice for a College Senior
Replies: 10
Views: 790

Re: Investment Advice for a College Senior

4. You are right to read carefully and prepare an investment plan before doing anything with the money. I am partial to author William (Bill) Bernstein's books - The Investor's Manifestor and/or The Four Pillars of Investing, but the wiki on this board has a good list of others. I also will vouge f...
by Marjimmy
Mon Dec 17, 2012 11:23 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Bond funds in taxable accounts
Replies: 8
Views: 1195

Re: Bond funds in taxable accounts

Jerilynn wrote:
RobInCT wrote:
I intend to purchase the house in 6-8 years. Because of my relatively long time horizon,

6-8yrs is a not a relatively long time horizon. 50 years would be, however.



I first read this and was like :shock:
by Marjimmy
Mon Dec 17, 2012 12:26 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: [Military] Deploying in a week - seeking investing advice
Replies: 38
Views: 2369

Re: [Military] Deploying in a week - seeking investing advic

I thoroughly enjoyed reading this. By any chance ... Afghanistan? If so, base and branch?
by Marjimmy
Mon Dec 17, 2012 7:32 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: 22 - New Investor Seeking Advice
Replies: 4
Views: 901

Re: 22 - New Investor Seeking Advice

Your portofolio and AA look good to me. I'm 21 and I'm almost in the same ball park except instead of the target fund I went with LifeStrategy. My Roth is 80/20 with LS and my taxable is just Total Stock Market Index Fund at 3,000 which I'll be DCA over some time. If you don't need that money anytim...
by Marjimmy
Fri Nov 30, 2012 10:22 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Bonds in Taxable
Replies: 3
Views: 703

Re: Bonds in Taxable

From questions I've asked and answers I've received... bond allocation in a taxable isn't necessarily the brightest.

Here's the link to the post,
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=106104

Hope this helps.

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