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by Petrocelli
Sat Nov 26, 2016 10:58 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: I'm A Lapsed Indexer. Is Value Investing Better?
Replies: 21
Views: 2781

Re: I'm A Lapsed Indexer. Is Value Investing Better?

You can be an indexer and a value investor. Just tilt your portfolio towards value indexes.
by Petrocelli
Fri Nov 04, 2016 2:32 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best Albums of 2016
Replies: 90
Views: 6147

Re: Best Albums of 2016

camper wrote:Local Natives- Sunlit Youth


One of my favorites!
by Petrocelli
Wed Nov 02, 2016 3:02 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best Albums of 2016
Replies: 90
Views: 6147

Re: Best Albums of 2016

Millennial wrote:I think it's way early for this thread! But I'll play along. Some greats mentioned above. Here are a few I'd add:

And can I add Pusha T's Darkest Before the Dawn:


The Pusha T Album is fantastic. Highly recommended for rap fans.
by Petrocelli
Sat Oct 29, 2016 9:34 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Looking for a simple wristwatch/pedometer
Replies: 19
Views: 1278

Re: Looking for a simple wristwatch/pedometer

I got my dad a Fitbit watch as a gift. He loves it. And the models have changed since then.
by Petrocelli
Sat Oct 29, 2016 9:26 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best watch for around $5,000?
Replies: 976
Views: 222922

Re: Best watch for around $5,000?

I saw this article on a man who bought a Rolex for 69 Pounds, and it is now worth 100,000 pounds. I could help think og my Boglehead friends... [url] http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3866968/Time-cash-Rare-Rolex-watch-bought-50-years-ago-69-set-make-owner-100-000.html[/url] Your mileage will ...
by Petrocelli
Wed Oct 26, 2016 8:29 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Anyone choose a nanny over daycare?
Replies: 34
Views: 2721

Re: Anyone choose a nanny over daycare?

We had au pairs from Germany and Austria. They stay for a year. Legal and relatively cheap, but you have to pay for room and board (and have someone living in your house).

We used a company called Au Pair America. I don't know if they are around anymore.
by Petrocelli
Wed Oct 26, 2016 8:19 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best Albums of 2016
Replies: 90
Views: 6147

Re: Best Albums of 2016

Earl Lemongrab wrote:BTW Petro, your suggestion of Case/Lang/Veirs was spot on. I liked that quite a bit.

Earl


Glad you like it Earl!
by Petrocelli
Wed Oct 26, 2016 8:18 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best Albums of 2016
Replies: 90
Views: 6147

Re: Best Albums of 2016

In my opinion, popular music today is better than at any time ever -- other than the late 1960s. That's the funniest thing I've heard all day. Thanks, bro. Personally, I think it is easier to produce music right now and distribute it to people than at any time in recorded history. So you have a ver...
by Petrocelli
Tue Oct 25, 2016 3:37 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best Albums of 2016
Replies: 90
Views: 6147

Re: Best Albums of 2016

As the kids who actually think all this garbage is music would say: OMG Yeah, we all know how many professional music critics are kids! http://www.metacritic.com/browse/albums/score/metascore/year?sort=desc&year_selected=2016 http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/03/18/music-criticism-has-...
by Petrocelli
Sun Oct 23, 2016 4:29 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Who disagrees with Jack. . .
Replies: 73
Views: 5429

Re: Who disagrees with Jack. . .

kenschmidt wrote:
Petrocelli wrote:I don't like his watch.


I suspect he does not care for your taste in music either...


Jack and my wife would agree on that one!
by Petrocelli
Sun Oct 23, 2016 10:26 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Who disagrees with Jack. . .
Replies: 73
Views: 5429

Re: Who disagrees with Jack. . .

I don't like his watch.
by Petrocelli
Sat Oct 22, 2016 10:03 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: How should I increase my bond allocation?
Replies: 24
Views: 2700

Re: How should I increase my bond allocation?

Thank you for all your responses. They were all helpful to me. Based on ypour responses, I will decide to increase my bond allocation gradually. I think that is the more conservative approach. And I as I get closer to retirement, I want to err on the side of being conservative. Thanks again for taki...
by Petrocelli
Fri Oct 21, 2016 1:45 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: How should I increase my bond allocation?
Replies: 24
Views: 2700

Re: How should I increase my bond allocation?

If the stock market drops, you will have wished/been glad you did 5% all at once. If the stock market goes up, 1% each year would work out better. How well is your crystal ball working? The performance of the stock market is not a consideration. I am asking for opinions as to whether one approach i...
by Petrocelli
Fri Oct 21, 2016 1:19 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best Albums of 2016
Replies: 90
Views: 6147

Re: Best Albums of 2016

Art Angels by Grimes My music taste is weird or diverse, depending who you ask. She makes everything herself, totally self produced. I just love her creativity. This album is more poppy than her earlier releases. An older album, Visions, is a good entry point if you aren't familiar with her music -...
by Petrocelli
Fri Oct 21, 2016 1:17 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: How should I increase my bond allocation?
Replies: 24
Views: 2700

How should I increase my bond allocation?

As I approach retirement, I would like to start increasing my bond allocation by about 1% a year for 5 years, and then 2% a year for 5 years.

Do you think I should do it at 1% a year (and rebalance), or wait 5 years and increase it 5%?

Does it make a difference?

Thanks in advance.
by Petrocelli
Wed Oct 19, 2016 4:39 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best Albums of 2016
Replies: 90
Views: 6147

Re: Best Albums of 2016

I just bought the soundtrack from the BBC TV show Death In Paradise. SKA/Reggae music. I love the show and a good part of that is the music! I was surprised. I liked very much the Blondie selection: The Tide is High. On my list of things to do: ⋅ Sample some more Blondie music. ⋅&nbs...
by Petrocelli
Tue Oct 18, 2016 4:31 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best Albums of 2016
Replies: 90
Views: 6147

Re: Best Albums of 2016

Teenage Fanclub's latest album out last month, Here , is quite good. The single I have nothing more to say off that album is excellent. They also released some new singles in the past few weeks. Note: Their music is nothing like their name would suggest. I believe they were once called the best ban...
by Petrocelli
Mon Oct 17, 2016 11:49 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best DNA genealogy testing kits
Replies: 58
Views: 7465

Re: Best DNA genealogy testing kits

Whenever someone tells me that they have their lines traced back to pre-revolutionary times, I am instantly skeptical. It is fairly easy to trace families back to the early 1800's but going back into the 1700's takes a lot of work that just can't be done (yet) via a computer. There just aren't enou...
by Petrocelli
Tue Oct 11, 2016 5:44 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best Albums of 2016
Replies: 90
Views: 6147

Re: Best Albums of 2016

Kanye West: Life of Pablo. I understand why you hate him. But he's a genius. Is he really? I don't hate the guy, but I sure don't see him as even close to a genius either. Granted, my exposure to his stuff is mostly via television appearances (SNL, etc.) Nothing I've heard him do there has impresse...
by Petrocelli
Mon Oct 10, 2016 11:54 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best Albums of 2016
Replies: 90
Views: 6147

Re: Best Albums of 2016

bengal22 wrote:Amos Lee's SPIRIT


Thanks. I have heard some good cuts from this album. I will check it out.
by Petrocelli
Sun Oct 09, 2016 4:34 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best Albums of 2016
Replies: 90
Views: 6147

Re: Best Albums of 2016

All but maybe one or two unbearable. If those are the best, I sure don't want to hear the worst. My parents said that about Hendrix, The Sex Pistols and the Clash. Well, at least some of them had talent and didn't resort to sociopathic attitudes and sound effects to attract their adolescent audienc...
by Petrocelli
Sat Oct 08, 2016 4:57 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best Albums of 2016
Replies: 90
Views: 6147

Re: Best Albums of 2016

That said, I am not crazy about Spotify and other services that choose music for me depending on my tastes. I understand that model serves a purpose and works for others. I still rely on what I hear or what is recommended to me, by people such as yourself. Actually, I look forward to my Discover We...
by Petrocelli
Sat Oct 08, 2016 4:01 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best Albums of 2016
Replies: 90
Views: 6147

Re: Best Albums of 2016

All but maybe one or two unbearable. If those are the best, I sure don't want to hear the worst. My parents said that about Hendrix, The Sex Pistols and the Clash. " I have expressed myself so frequently on this subject, in casual conversation, and in such a vehement manner, that it will be ra...
by Petrocelli
Sat Oct 08, 2016 10:24 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best Albums of 2016
Replies: 90
Views: 6147

Re: Best Albums of 2016

camper1 wrote:I see Spotify now offers a family plan. Up to 6 premium accounts for 14.99/month. All accounts must have same mailing address to qualify.


Yes. I have 4 people on my family plan for $14.99 a month. That is about the cost of 3 albums when I was in college 40 years ago!
by Petrocelli
Sat Oct 08, 2016 10:10 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best Albums of 2016
Replies: 90
Views: 6147

Re: Best Albums of 2016

GeauxBR wrote:Sturgill Simpson can do no wrong. Great album. We saw him live in New Orleans last month, heck of a show


I have a permanent collection of albums that I add to each year. All 3 of Sturgill's albums are in that collection.
by Petrocelli
Sat Oct 08, 2016 10:09 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best Albums of 2016
Replies: 90
Views: 6147

Re: Best Albums of 2016

The concept of an "album" has become so foreign to me. I still have a bunch a vinyl albums in the basement (and a working turntable believe it or not), but even when I was buying vinyl records, it was rare when you would get an album that was truly good from start to finish. I remember qu...
by Petrocelli
Sat Oct 08, 2016 10:04 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best Albums of 2016
Replies: 90
Views: 6147

Re: Best Albums of 2016

soboggled wrote:All but maybe one or two unbearable. If those are the best, I sure don't want to hear the worst.


My parents said that about Hendrix, The Sex Pistols and the Clash.
by Petrocelli
Sat Oct 08, 2016 10:03 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best Albums of 2016
Replies: 90
Views: 6147

Re: Best Albums of 2016

I think it's way early for this thread! But I'll play along. Some greats mentioned above. Here are a few I'd add: Bon Iver - 22, A Million Car Seat Headrest - Teens of Denial James Blake - The Colour in Anything Radiohead - Moon Shaped Pool Beyonce - Lemondae Also Regina Spektor's Remember us to Li...
by Petrocelli
Sat Oct 08, 2016 9:57 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best Albums of 2016
Replies: 90
Views: 6147

Re: Best Albums of 2016

Some to consider: Charles Bradley-Changes (when it is good, it is really good) Carrie Rodriguez- Lola (her best solo work) Paul Simon- Stranger to Stranger (was never really a S & G fan but he has done some interesting solo work) The Frightnrs (tragic story associated with the cd) James Hunter ...
by Petrocelli
Sat Oct 08, 2016 9:49 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best Albums of 2016
Replies: 90
Views: 6147

Re: Best Albums of 2016

Teenage Fanclub's latest album out last month, Here , is quite good. The single I have nothing more to say off that album is excellent. They also released some new singles in the past few weeks. Note: Their music is nothing like their name would suggest. I believe they were once called the best ban...
by Petrocelli
Sat Oct 08, 2016 9:48 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best Albums of 2016
Replies: 90
Views: 6147

Re: Best Albums of 2016

Christine and the Queens is good. I'm not sure when her last album was released, since I only download music. They are playing in Boston on Wednesday. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9RBzsjga73s https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZzFYmz2lfT4&index=3&list=RD9RBzsjga73s Great tune. Downloaded. L...
by Petrocelli
Sat Oct 08, 2016 9:45 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best Albums of 2016
Replies: 90
Views: 6147

Re: Best Albums of 2016

Thank you for this. When my daughter was still living at home it was easy to stay contemporary and not grow moss...she has excellent taste. Now that she has moved away I don't get enough exposure to new music of quality, though I do try to seek it out. Most of my contemporaries are stuck in their p...
by Petrocelli
Fri Oct 07, 2016 7:41 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best Albums of 2016
Replies: 90
Views: 6147

Re: Best Albums of 2016

tludwig23 wrote:I think the Radiohead album, A Moon Shaped Pool is excellent. Also like the Red Hot Chili Peppers' The Getaway.


Downloaded.
by Petrocelli
Fri Oct 07, 2016 7:41 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best Albums of 2016
Replies: 90
Views: 6147

Re: Best Albums of 2016

MrsRoos wrote:Whee The People's album, The Beautiful Revolution is my favorite so far this year.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7xg7m5U1jQ


I think this band played my high school prom.
by Petrocelli
Fri Oct 07, 2016 3:06 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best Albums of 2016
Replies: 90
Views: 6147

Best Albums of 2016

We are almost to the end of the year, so I thought I'd get and give some recommendations for new music. Here are some of my favorites: Chance the Rapper: Coloring Book. Genius. Listen to the words and melodies here. The new sound of rap. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0j8frgmdvgc Frank Ocean: Blond...
by Petrocelli
Fri Oct 07, 2016 2:45 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Luxury Cars - Am I missing out on creature comforts by not driving one?
Replies: 92
Views: 7144

Re: Luxury Cars - Am I missing out on creature comforts by not driving one?

I drive a Mercedes that I lease for about $600 a month with no money down. When it hits 45,000 miles, I take it back and get another one for about $600 a month. It costs me about $20 a day to rent a new Mercedes, including all regular maintenance. That seems like a pretty goo deal. Life's too short.
by Petrocelli
Fri Sep 30, 2016 4:48 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Does it matter what type of college one goes to?
Replies: 250
Views: 14782

Re: Does it matter what type of college one goes to?

Five wrote:Hello all,
Does it matter......Yale vs. Ohio State?


If that's the question, it's almost a no-brainer. Yale. No question.
by Petrocelli
Wed Sep 21, 2016 1:35 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: The Bogleheads' "100 Things Worth Every Penny" List
Replies: 275
Views: 34651

Re: The Bogleheads' "100 Things Worth Every Penny" List

Snowjob wrote:I'm sure there will a certain post about a quality watch here at some point...

Assume Bonfire is post 6 and 7

8.) light-weight backpacking gear. It will cost you but saving those ounces and space is worth every penny!


I just saw this. Pretty funny. But I still vote for beer.
by Petrocelli
Sat Sep 03, 2016 6:18 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Self-made Millionaires: how did hitting 7 figures change you?
Replies: 304
Views: 42736

Re: Self-made Millionaires: how did hitting 7 figures change you?

It didn't. I was a jackass before I got that first million. I'm still a jackass
by Petrocelli
Fri Aug 05, 2016 2:26 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: IWC Watch, any thoughts? [Wristwatch brand]
Replies: 130
Views: 9024

Re: IWC Watch, any thoughts? [Wristwatch brand]

corn18 wrote:I can't tell the dang difference between a diamond and a CZ and yet my wife has a boxful of diamonds. Shrugs.



:D :D :D :D
by Petrocelli
Sun Jul 31, 2016 8:28 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: I have $3,000 to gamble
Replies: 71
Views: 7920

Re: I have $3,000 to gamble

retiredjg wrote:What on earth are you thinking?

A Rolex is a guy thing. A hot tub is a couple's thing. :shock:


Unless you get the Rolex for your spouse, then it's a couples thing. :wink:
by Petrocelli
Sat Jul 30, 2016 5:51 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: I have $3,000 to gamble
Replies: 71
Views: 7920

Re: I have $3,000 to gamble

Get a Rolex
by Petrocelli
Sat Jul 30, 2016 5:46 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Boglehead Beer
Replies: 711
Views: 119540

Re: Boglehead Beer

Last week, I bought a six pack of Raging Bitch IPA. A great micro-brew that I would highly recommend. And at 8.3% alcohol, it will get you through a market downturn.

http://flyingdogbrewery.com/?beers=raging-bitch
by Petrocelli
Fri Jul 22, 2016 2:57 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Should I spend 5k annually on travel?
Replies: 59
Views: 4831

Re: Should I spend 5k annually on travel?

Yes. You should travel.
by Petrocelli
Fri Jul 22, 2016 2:52 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Where do you buy individual stocks?
Replies: 43
Views: 2455

Re: Where do you buy individual stocks?

These threads on where to buy an individual stock always end up in an attempt to convince the OP not to buy individual stocks. Let me argue to the contrary. A few years back, I started investing in stocks with the following characteristics: (1) Beta less than 1; (2) PE ratio less than 20; (3) market...
by Petrocelli
Thu Jul 21, 2016 5:06 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Why Not Wellesley?
Replies: 14
Views: 1939

Re: Why Not Wellesley?

Wellesley holds bonds and big blue chip stocks -- most of which have low beta. It's a great fund and I would not hesitate to own it.
by Petrocelli
Thu Jul 21, 2016 4:04 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Where do you buy individual stocks?
Replies: 43
Views: 2455

Re: Where do you buy individual stocks?

I buy my stocks through Schwab. It has great research tools and the commission is $7.95 per trade.
by Petrocelli
Thu Jul 21, 2016 3:56 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Do any of you professionals have a litigation emergency fund?
Replies: 30
Views: 2559

Re: Do any of you professionals have a litigation emergency fund?

Liability insurance is part of the cost of doing business.

I insure my house and car. I see no reason to self-insure my business.

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