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by Olduvai
Sun Oct 29, 2017 8:19 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: European Tours
Replies: 67
Views: 3142

Re: European Tours

I would highly recommend Tauck's "Classic Italy" tour. Tauck is a little more expensive than most tour companies, but you definitely do get your money's worth.
by Olduvai
Tue Aug 29, 2017 8:08 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: "Paid-up" whole life policy: keep or cash it in?
Replies: 7
Views: 1153

"Paid-up" whole life policy: keep or cash it in?

Many years ago, when my first child was born, I bought a standard whole life insurance policy. The policy has long been "paid-up," such that its yearly dividend is more than its yearly premium. The excess dividend is used to buy more paid-up insurance and to increase the cash value of the policy. Th...
by Olduvai
Mon May 01, 2017 9:17 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Another bond fund vs individual bond question
Replies: 3
Views: 397

Another bond fund vs individual bond question

Do Bogleheads that use bond mutual funds instead of holding individual bonds have their monthly interest payments automatically reinvested in more shares of the bond fund? I ask this because my reading of the BH Wiki (http://www.bogleheads.org/wiki/Individual_bonds_vs_a_bond_fund) indicates that the...
by Olduvai
Mon Mar 25, 2013 8:08 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Health insurance while traveling abroad
Replies: 2
Views: 563

Health insurance while traveling abroad

What is the best way to obtain adequate health insurance while traveling abroad after retirement and on Medicare? Basic Medicare does not cover foreign travel. Is the "Foreign Travel Emergency" coverage provided in some of the Medicare supplemental plans adequate, or should we be buying sp...
by Olduvai
Sat Mar 16, 2013 8:25 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Starting your garden indoors?
Replies: 4
Views: 572

Re: Starting your garden indoors?

I have started my own vegetable and flower seedlings for years. I find you get a much larger choice of varieties from seed catalogs than you can get buying plants locally. Check out the catalogs from Burpee and Park; the catalogs have a lot of useful information, as well as supplies. Both companies ...
by Olduvai
Sat Feb 09, 2013 2:58 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Are there foreign taxes on foreign bond payments
Replies: 3
Views: 1130

Are there foreign taxes on foreign bond payments

Is any foreign tax withheld from interest payments made by foreign government bonds? Or foreign corporate bonds? Also, does it make sense to own foreign stocks in my IRA, since the foreign taxes withheld aren't deductible inside the IRA?
by Olduvai
Thu Feb 07, 2013 9:05 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: I have no idea how to manage my money
Replies: 22
Views: 2334

Re: I have no idea how to manage my money

For starters, I would read "The Four Pillars of Investing" by William Bernstein.
by Olduvai
Mon Feb 04, 2013 2:59 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Increased gas production effects on Energy Funds
Replies: 11
Views: 914

Increased gas production effects on Energy Funds

It has become widely known that the US is experiencing significant increases in natural gas production, mainly due to fracking techniques, and that this should continue for some time to come. Does anybody have any thoughts on how this will affect Energy stocks in general, and the Vanguard Energy Ind...