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by Wricha
Mon Dec 05, 2016 8:00 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Relocation to Asheville, NC
Replies: 14
Views: 1676

Re: Relocation to Asheville, NC

Barefoot girl I have a place on the west cost of Fl and closed on a house just 30 miles north of Asheville this past month making me an Asheville expert. I put in a fair amount of time looking for a place that fit my needs which was well built, secure (summer/fall resident), secluded, biking/hiking ...
by Wricha
Mon Oct 31, 2016 3:56 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Printer/Copier recommendation for home use
Replies: 18
Views: 1313

Re: Printer/Copier recommendation for home use

I have always bought HP's . When they made me replace color ink to print black/white I stop with HP. Bought a Brother works great no hassles with ink cartridges. So anything other than HP
by Wricha
Sun Oct 23, 2016 9:34 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Real estate investing....thoughts
Replies: 19
Views: 2432

Re: Real estate investing....thoughts

There are many ways to be involved in real estate and make/lose money. You can be an investor, a developer, construction, sale man, property manger etc. You need to decide where you want to place your time/money. As far as a REIT's go I have never been involved with one but I have sold properties to...
by Wricha
Tue Oct 11, 2016 4:22 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Aging and Spending
Replies: 54
Views: 9088

Re: Aging and Spending

I am retired (less than 65) about a year now. I am spending more and plan to spend even more. If the cars begin to get old and they require more of my time to maintain them I will get a new one. If repairs/maintenance are needed I will spend more money on that stuff ( I always did maintenance). Bott...
by Wricha
Sun Oct 09, 2016 9:31 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: A Retiree's Conundrum - Can you help?
Replies: 21
Views: 3647

Re: A Retiree's Conundrum - Can you help?

Do you want the security your currently have? Which is very solid with a 1% WDR. You probably could go 100% SPY or 100% T-bonds or 100% cash and be ok. Bottom line it is tough to make a mistake unless you increase your lifestyle significantly or get caught up in a sham. How important is leaving behi...
by Wricha
Sun Oct 09, 2016 9:18 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best car for night driving
Replies: 47
Views: 3100

Re: Best car for night driving

Just bought a Ford F150 the lighting is great. The high beams stay on and before you can react it will go to low beams the second a car comes in your direction and will turn off when making turns. No worries about blinding on coming cards. It is amazing how well it works. Don't remember if was an op...
by Wricha
Mon Sep 26, 2016 12:37 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Three Full Days in Asheville, NC - Help for First Timers
Replies: 30
Views: 2365

Re: Three Full Days in Asheville, NC - Help for First Timers

Nine Mile Resturant- go to original address below. It you like good spicey food - extremely reasonable

Address: 233 Montford Ave, Asheville, NC 28801
Phone: (828) 505-3121
Cuisine: Caribbean ·
by Wricha
Sun Sep 18, 2016 10:59 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Which city for part time home during retirement?
Replies: 86
Views: 6026

Re: Which city for part time home during retirement?

Check out Asheville NC . Was there a couple of weeks ago. Beautiful mountains, college town, reasonable housing cost and plenty of outdoor activities.
by Wricha
Sun Sep 18, 2016 10:53 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: More on Scouting Retirement Locations
Replies: 35
Views: 3014

Re: More on Scouting Retirement Locations

BFG,
I have a place on the fl gulf. I think we are safe for a little while.
by Wricha
Sun Sep 18, 2016 10:37 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: How do you view money over and above your number?
Replies: 47
Views: 4694

Re: How do you view money over and above your number?

I have done some very short term consulting (negotiations) on behalf of former clients. They have gone well and I have been very fairly compensated. The money was unexpected and not needed for retirement. Not sure why I did it and I hope I have the courage not to do it again (really did not enjoy it...
by Wricha
Tue Sep 13, 2016 3:19 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Physician employment and fair salary and raises
Replies: 58
Views: 6063

Re: Physician employment and fair salary and raises

The following would be useful :

What speciality (most likely not PCP)
What part of country and (city, suburbs rural)
Who is the employer (hospital, large group, insurance company)
What is the current base
Payer Mix
by Wricha
Mon Sep 12, 2016 4:25 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Thank you Taylor Larimore
Replies: 51
Views: 8173

Re: Thank you Taylor Larimore

Mr Larimore will not remember this but a few years ago I went to my first boglehead conference. I was stumbling around the lobby not knowing where anything was. This gentleman who was recovering from surgery and it was effort for him to speak introduced himself to me as Taylor Larimore and ask me if...
by Wricha
Tue Sep 06, 2016 9:30 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Opening a medical office...Can it still be done?
Replies: 18
Views: 3128

Re: Opening a medical office...Can it still be done?

If Western PA is Pittsburgh. I would suggest to try a different market (more rural) Right now the Pittsburgh health market is confused at best. There may be some dramatic changes that will make solo practice the first of many business failures in that city. It is doubtful that a solo doc running a p...
by Wricha
Sun Aug 28, 2016 7:27 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Rich Dad/Poor Dad Assets
Replies: 57
Views: 6542

Re: Rich Dad/Poor Dad Assets

It's been many years for me as well since I read his book. I think he was saying a house is not an asset because it cost you money and produces no income. Stocks are what "rich" people sell to the unwashed masses. Even John would admit that stocks and bonds are assets. I do agree with him ...
by Wricha
Sat Aug 27, 2016 10:56 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Any Porsche 911 owners here?
Replies: 118
Views: 12099

Re: Any Porsche 911 owners here?

Please watch the following:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=7sWPHKU1XZU

If you can relate .................You will know what to do.


20+ years of 911's, maintenance reasonable (my experience nothing more than oil changes and of course tires)
by Wricha
Tue Aug 23, 2016 8:43 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Did you use Real Estate to build wealth?
Replies: 45
Views: 3816

Re: Did you use Real Estate to build wealth?

Yes I did. First I like looking at real estate doesn't matter what kind I like to look (even on vacation). Second I like to think how can I make this into something valuable/unique. Third I built a team of people who know what they are doing (construction company, property manager banker and lawyer)...
by Wricha
Fri Dec 25, 2015 3:36 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: My husband left me for a younger woman - help me take control of my finances
Replies: 36
Views: 9634

Re: My husband left me for a younger woman - help me take control of my finances

Christine Had one call told them I was not interested never had another call in past year. I think their security is better and their investment tracking is very good (a good bit better than mint) All in all a 30 second phone call was worth the price (free). You should check it out. It makes AA a br...
by Wricha
Fri Dec 25, 2015 9:20 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: My husband left me for a younger woman - help me take control of my finances
Replies: 36
Views: 9634

Re: My husband left me for a younger woman - help me take control of my finances

Good morning and Merry Christmas to all. Just finished coffee no newspaper today so it was the Bogleheads. OP you are more than fine and it is clear that your are bright and have things under control (good for you) one very minor suggestion I would use Personal Capital rather then Mint much better f...
by Wricha
Mon Nov 16, 2015 8:46 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: High Earner Careers?
Replies: 254
Views: 32915

Re: High Earner Careers?

First the average full time physician in the US makes more than $187k (Peds maybe the exception). The average sub specialist is well above $300k (Peds sub speciality may be the exception). That is my experience working with 1000s of physicians over 30 years. Healthcare administration in a big syste...
by Wricha
Sun Nov 15, 2015 8:58 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: High Earner Careers?
Replies: 254
Views: 32915

Re: High Earner Careers?

First the average full time physician in the US makes more than $187k (Peds maybe the exception). The average sub specialist is well above $300k (Peds sub speciality may be the exception). That is my experience working with 1000s of physicians over 30 years. Healthcare administration in a big system...
by Wricha
Mon Oct 26, 2015 9:25 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Car stolen and car seats set on fire
Replies: 49
Views: 8988

Re: Car stolen and car seats set on fire

First sorry about your loss. Second I had the same thing happen to me. My point had M3 BMW solen tires flatten because it was beat to hell and back. Did not get50 more miles out of the car before the engine was shot. My advice make sure they run tests on engine my suspicion is the car may have been ...
by Wricha
Mon Oct 26, 2015 4:01 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Richuncles.com [non-traded REIT]?
Replies: 35
Views: 9932

Re: Richuncles.com [non-traded REIT]?

Let me play Dutch Uncle for a minute. Unless you are personally involved in the actual formation/developer (first hand knowledge - in the room at the table) of the REIT (public or private) don't invest. Why? My observation Is/has been between the developer fees , contractors fees, maintenance fees, ...
by Wricha
Fri Oct 23, 2015 6:55 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Guilty pleasures?
Replies: 123
Views: 14203

Re: Guilty pleasures?

Kazper: My "guilty pleasure" is overtipping. During much of my life, raising three children, we could not afford more than the customary tip--even when service was excellent. In recent years (thanks to Jack Bogle) I can afford to give a large tip when I receive above-average service. It g...
by Wricha
Mon Oct 19, 2015 7:51 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Is there an ideal age to retire?
Replies: 137
Views: 13276

Re: Is there an ideal age to retire?

I don't like my job, but I like my paycheck. I can afford to retire now, but if I do my paycheck goes away. Therefore, I hope to die at my desk in my 90's. I would probably retire now if I could convince someone to keep paying me. No luck so far. What if your paycheck asks for a divorce? Victoria N...
by Wricha
Mon Oct 19, 2015 3:13 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Is there an ideal age to retire?
Replies: 137
Views: 13276

Re: Is there an ideal age to retire?

It seems to me that when people retire young, they have an easier time adjusting. Older folks seem to have a more difficult time. Is that just my inner circle or is there some truth to it in the Boglehead community? I don't recall seeing this discussed here. My sense is that retirement would be an ...
by Wricha
Sat Oct 10, 2015 1:54 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Creative Ideas for Retirement Living
Replies: 30
Views: 4739

Re: Creative Ideas for Retirement Living

BFG I have a place in SW Fl also and family commitments in PA. I know you don't like mechanical stuff but I drove/piloted my boat up to the Chesapeake from Fl and used it as my base to visit folks this passed summer. You would be surprised how many people will come and visit you when you have a boat...
by Wricha
Thu Oct 08, 2015 8:23 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: What do you guys do on the side?
Replies: 126
Views: 13364

Re: What do you guys do on the side?

Two things Real estate: I like looking at real estate kinda like a hobby anywhere I go I generally check it out houses,condos, land and commercial real estate. Started almost 40 years ago. I have made more here than the stock market by far. Invested in other businesses (small) or other people's idea...
by Wricha
Sun Sep 27, 2015 7:31 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: One more year reflection.
Replies: 91
Views: 12854

Re: One more year reflection.

I retire last year (59 year old) . Prior to that I hung in there 18-24 months longer than I planned with a substantial payout to hang in there. Funny thing I had enough to retire 3 years prior but I thought why not take the money. I planned on buying something big ,very big! One year later can't fin...
by Wricha
Sun Sep 13, 2015 4:15 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Paying off car loan within a week of purchase
Replies: 25
Views: 3706

Re: Paying off car loan within a week of purchase

I have done this twice with Ford. They gave me $1k off the price of the truck and they would only give the $1k off if I took the loan. The first time I think I borrowed $2k and paid it off with the first payment. The second time I think I had to borrow $8k paid it off with first payment. The Interes...
by Wricha
Sun Sep 06, 2015 5:23 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: 1 Million Dollar House, Am I Crazy?
Replies: 41
Views: 5322

Re: 1 Million Dollar House, Am I Crazy?

Justin
Let me make this easy.

Can you afford ? Yes
Are you crazy? Yes

See Beth post about keeping up with the Jones.
by Wricha
Sun Sep 06, 2015 5:13 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: 3% SWR vs buying an annuity
Replies: 22
Views: 2575

Re: 3% SWR vs buying an annuity

I think you are onto something. Annuitize a portion of your portfolio and do a systematic withdrawal of 3% with the rest. The research that I have read says that annuitizing part of your nest egg greatly reduces the risk of outliving your money. Moshe Milevsky and Wade Pfau have both written papers ...
by Wricha
Sun Sep 06, 2015 1:58 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: 3% SWR vs buying an annuity
Replies: 22
Views: 2575

3% SWR vs buying an annuity

Been thinking about annuitizing a portion of my assets as a way of added protection against the vagaries of the stock market and other factors. If someone has been fortunate enough to accumulate enough assets for SWR of 3% or less does it make sense to buy an annuity or is self insurance built into ...
by Wricha
Sun Sep 06, 2015 12:59 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Question for the Bogleheads Millionaires
Replies: 372
Views: 60815

Re: Question for the Bogleheads Millionaires

Live below your means. This is a given (self-evident) and almost makes no sense to state. What kind of millionaire ? $1-$5M can be achieved by Boglehead techniques (read 99% of the posts). People in the group are looking for security with their money. $10M+ requires more. Start and/or own a business...
by Wricha
Fri Sep 04, 2015 1:11 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How to avoid losing a cell phone
Replies: 57
Views: 4082

Re: How to avoid losing a cell phone

I have a cell phone case that holds 3 credit cards and cash (no wallet). So I genernally remember I need money!
by Wricha
Mon Aug 24, 2015 6:33 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Extra Money from Sale of Business
Replies: 5
Views: 500

Re: Extra Money from Sale of Business

I once, was involved in the sale of company where 50+ people made life changing amount of money. When I was asked what would you do; I simple said pay off debt. Almost 5 years later not one person has regretted that choice. Try it, if you don't like that choice take out a line of credit on house int...
by Wricha
Sun Aug 23, 2015 7:38 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Extra Money from Sale of Business
Replies: 5
Views: 500

Re: Extra Money from Sale of Business

Easy - pay off Mortgage

Good for you.
by Wricha
Sun Aug 23, 2015 7:35 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Scoring a deal on a boat
Replies: 33
Views: 3849

Re: Scoring a deal on a boat

They say the two happiest days of your life are the day you buy a boat and the day you sell it. Cute line, never thought it had any merit. If you use your boat (safely and can afford it) you can have many great memories and experiences. People who do not use their boat or worry about the $100 chees...
by Wricha
Fri Jul 31, 2015 8:09 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Who are you able to share good financial news with?
Replies: 103
Views: 10284

Re: Who are you able to share good financial news with?

This was interesting tread for me. I have been self employed for 20 years so raises and promotions were not possible. My experience would be getting a big contract. I guess I was worried that my current contracted would be my last I never shared "good news" with anyone. Maybe I did not wan...
by Wricha
Tue Jun 30, 2015 12:47 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Sychrony Bank - warning
Replies: 29
Views: 12917

Re: Sychrony Bank - warning

Leif,

Using Safari 8.05 still does not work. Thanks for your help. I will give up.
by Wricha
Tue Jun 30, 2015 12:47 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Sychrony Bank - warning
Replies: 29
Views: 12917

Re: Sychrony Bank - warning

Leif,

Using Safari 8.05 still does not work. Thanks for your help. I will give up.
by Wricha
Tue Jun 30, 2015 7:42 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Sychrony Bank - warning
Replies: 29
Views: 12917

Re: Sychrony Bank - warning

Do you have the flash add-in for Safari? It really shouldn't matter, but Chrome does have flash built-in. So I'm wondering... When I get home I will try my Chrome browser on their website and see what happens. I was successful in logging in using the Chrome Browser on my Macbook. It is a mystery. M...
by Wricha
Mon Jun 29, 2015 7:56 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Financial Support for Parents
Replies: 36
Views: 4779

Re: Financial Support for Parents

12 years ago my parents moved into a very nice retirement community (independent living) the community also provides the full continuum of services (assisted living, skilled nursing). The was an up front fee around $100k (my contribution unknown to parents) between SS, savings and small pension that...
by Wricha
Mon Jun 29, 2015 6:45 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Sychrony Bank - warning
Replies: 29
Views: 12917

Re: Sychrony Bank - warning

Leif It is interesting they let you use Safari on their site to check rates etc. You log on then it asks for further verification, account number and that is where it breaks down. The folks at Synchony said it works on site (most of the time) but will not work in the sercure section. Chrome also doe...
by Wricha
Mon Jun 29, 2015 4:32 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Sychrony Bank - warning
Replies: 29
Views: 12917

Re: Sychrony Bank - warning

If you are thinking of using Sychrony Bank because of few extra bases points. You might want to reconsider : 1. If you use Safari browser (Apple) it is not supported and you can't access your account information. (I spent hours and 3 phone calls to figure out they/Sychrony are the problem) 2. If yo...
by Wricha
Mon Jun 29, 2015 3:24 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Sychrony Bank - warning
Replies: 29
Views: 12917

Sychrony Bank - warning

If you are thinking of using Sychrony Bank because of few extra bases points. You might want to reconsider : 1. If you use Safari browser (Apple) it is not supported and you can't access your account information. (I spent hours and 3 phone calls to figure out they/Sychrony are the problem) 2. If you...
by Wricha
Thu Jun 25, 2015 10:31 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Is it worth aspiring to get more?
Replies: 131
Views: 20338

Re: Is it worth aspiring to get more?

This question occupies my mind more than it should. I vacillate between some days wanting to quit, start my own consulting business, triple my current income at least, live in a downtown area of a major city and pay people to do basic life tasks for me . Other days I feel like chucking it all in, b...
by Wricha
Mon Jun 08, 2015 2:09 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: close friend found out how much I have - bad outcome
Replies: 92
Views: 11242

Re: close friend found out how much I have - bad outcome

I guess the first question you need to ask yourself is what out come do I want? If you want to prove to her that you are right by world opinion (Boglehead opinion) you will lose the friendship. Because if you are right by definition she is wrong and she is already in a bad place, so beating her up w...
by Wricha
Thu Jun 04, 2015 12:09 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: “Bridge” money/account until retirement
Replies: 13
Views: 1947

Re: “Bridge” money/account until retirement

I agree pay off Morgage. If you find out that, what you were hoping for in a new career doesn't materialize, you haven't made a bad financial decision.
I would not view this ($500k) money as a depleting asset.
by Wricha
Thu May 28, 2015 3:01 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Pediatric Practice
Replies: 15
Views: 2534

Re: Pediatric Practice

If you want to make a small fortune in a pediatric practice start with a very large one. This is just a very bad idea. Why, there simply is not enough money in that business, plus no expertise, a relative, solo practice, primary care, DC area. That is Russian roulette without an empty chamber. Sorry...
by Wricha
Tue May 26, 2015 9:22 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Net Worth
Replies: 12
Views: 2841

Re: Net Worth

It's all mental masturbation. What you live on is cash flow, including it or not including is not going to change your cash flow/financial situation.

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