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by Standup
Tue Oct 18, 2016 2:24 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Should I relocate for this job or stay put?
Replies: 79
Views: 4523

Re: Should I relocate for this job or stay put?

Ever work in a toxic environment? Sorry but have had a couple of bad experiences in the past. I don't get what is wring with taking time to seriously consider what you are j I have worked in a toxic environments, but you mentioned in your first post that the managers have all worked there 20+ years...
by Standup
Tue Oct 18, 2016 2:08 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Should I relocate for this job or stay put?
Replies: 79
Views: 4523

Re: Should I relocate for this job or stay put?

If you are spending most of your waking hours in an overly stressful environment that you are not compatible with, that can affect ones health. You are kidding, right? You are conjuring up what could be wrong? Stressful environment? Office layout? Really? What else? what their cafeteria lunch optio...
by Standup
Tue Oct 18, 2016 10:31 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Should I relocate for this job or stay put?
Replies: 79
Views: 4523

Re: Should I relocate for this job or stay put?

tony5412 wrote:He might go for it but I would imagine they would be upset if I asked for this time and the offer was declined.


Right, I've been on that side of the equation, and they want to get somebody in there asap to get cranking on making their business better.
by Standup
Tue Oct 18, 2016 9:20 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Should I relocate for this job or stay put?
Replies: 79
Views: 4523

Re: Should I relocate for this job or stay put?

Would it be unreasonable to address my issues/concerns, ask them to write up a new offer with the additional vacation time (if all goes well), and ask for the three more business days to make a final decision? That will give me just over a week-and-a-half to give them a response. Is that pushing it...
by Standup
Tue Oct 18, 2016 9:04 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Should I relocate for this job or stay put?
Replies: 79
Views: 4523

Re: Should I relocate for this job or stay put?

To me, a complete outsider, it looks a bit as if you are looking for a reason to not take the job. If you are just being cautious, that is fine, but you need to ask yourself if you're being too careful. It can be hard to break out of something when you are 'comfortable', but taking calculated risks ...
by Standup
Tue Sep 27, 2016 1:54 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Office headsets
Replies: 13
Views: 1121

Re: Office headsets

Another vote for Bose. I had the QC 15's for years, after a few years of daily use I needed to get new ear pads as the originals started to degrade. They did get daily constant use for years though, so I was OK with ordering the replacements. I recently upgraded to the wireless Bose QuietComfort 35....
by Standup
Tue Sep 20, 2016 12:23 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Favorite Coffee
Replies: 147
Views: 10606

Re: Favorite Coffee

Does anyone here grind their own coffee? Of those that do, does anyone use a manual burr mill or simply an electric grinder? I grind my own every morning before brewing and I use the Breville BCG800XL Smart Grinder, which is a burr grinder. It was a bit pricey, but it works great for the different ...
by Standup
Fri Jul 15, 2016 7:46 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What kind of car do Bogleheads like to drive?
Replies: 168
Views: 12920

Re: What kind of car do Bogleheads like to drive?

I drive a 2006 Acura TL that I bought new (for shame!) but it just crossed the 76,000 mile mark, and imagine I'll be driving it for at least another 10 years.
by Standup
Mon Mar 07, 2016 12:04 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Anything to look for when buying a fridge?
Replies: 38
Views: 3461

Re: Anything to look for when buying a fridge?

We just moved into a new home and replaced all of the kitchen appliances. For the fridge (microwave and range), we went with Samsung as part of a package deal. The fridge is a 3 door - french door with bottom freezer design. The only thing that irks me about the design is that in order to replace th...
by Standup
Sat Aug 03, 2013 7:16 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Portfolio Simplification - not sure where to start
Replies: 16
Views: 2059

Re: Portfolio Simplification - not sure where to start

My apologies for raising this thread from the dead, but I figured the portfolio info would be relevant to my question. I've completed the move of everything out of Ameriprise and into Vanguard. Now, I'm wrestling with my next move. One of the suggestions was to move my entire 401K into bonds, and a ...
by Standup
Sun Mar 24, 2013 8:38 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Portfolio Simplification - not sure where to start
Replies: 16
Views: 2059

Re: Portfolio Simplification - not sure where to start

Ok, I have turned off all dividend reinvestment in taxable accounts. For getting simplified, and with nearly all of our current funds/stocks having gains, what sort of timeline are we looking at to complete this transition? Does it all depend on what size tax hit we want to take? Are there areas we ...
by Standup
Thu Mar 21, 2013 8:11 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Portfolio Simplification - not sure where to start
Replies: 16
Views: 2059

Re: Use tax-loss carryforwards now.

You said that you have been doing tax-loss harvesting. I'll, therefore, assume that you have tax-loss carryforwards that can be used immediately to offset capital gains when you sell your individual stocks (which I strongly feel that you should). Do this now before capital-gains may become larger i...
by Standup
Thu Mar 21, 2013 8:05 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Portfolio Simplification - not sure where to start
Replies: 16
Views: 2059

Re: Portfolio Simplification - not sure where to start

Her 401k -- 18.95% <-- Where is this held? List all her 401k options with expense ratios under 0.50% (names, ticker symbols, expense ratios) although it looks like she has some good choices. It is held at Hewitt. The funds are all managed by Blackrock, but in looking at the information, there are n...
by Standup
Thu Mar 21, 2013 10:55 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Portfolio Simplification - not sure where to start
Replies: 16
Views: 2059

Re: Portfolio Simplification - not sure where to start

Another couple of questions I have:

1) should we be doing anything with ibonds?
2) should we be doing the back door Roth too?
by Standup
Thu Mar 21, 2013 9:13 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Portfolio Simplification - not sure where to start
Replies: 16
Views: 2059

Re: Portfolio Simplification - not sure where to start

Thank you all for the info. Here are some answers and I will most more as I gather the info. Standup , this is what you have: Taxable -- 15.63% 15.63% cash <-- Is this for retirement purposes or something else? This amount can be invested and has grown as I have not been sure where to focus our inve...
by Standup
Wed Mar 20, 2013 7:34 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Portfolio Simplification - not sure where to start
Replies: 16
Views: 2059

Portfolio Simplification - not sure where to start

Hello all! I've been a long time reader, and with all of your knowledge (thank you!) I started accounts with Vanguard some time ago. In doing so, I've left some accounts behind at Ameriprise that I have been meaning to move over for a couple of years. Well, I made it a point for 2013 to be the year ...

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