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by alamander
Tue Jul 19, 2016 8:00 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Traits of Happiest Retirees
Replies: 82
Views: 12238

Re: Traits of Happiest Retirees

Interesting thread. I like what aphorist Nicolás Gómez-Dávila said: "To live with lucidity a simple, quiet, discreet life, among intelligent books, loving a few beings." Somehow it makes me peaceful just to read this...
by alamander
Mon May 09, 2016 6:50 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Anyone have one of those standing desks?
Replies: 45
Views: 4894

Re: Anyone have one of those standing desks?

I'm another who bought an Uplift desk, 2 motorized legs with wheels that can lock. I bought a table top (because I wanted one big enough, 60" X 30"), had it stained and finished. Then I put it on the legs. Now I have 3 monitors, my natural keyboard, and 2 phones. Today I stood all day. Oft...
by alamander
Wed Dec 23, 2015 9:32 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Worn Out Blue Collar Shift Worker
Replies: 18
Views: 4187

Re: Worn Out Blue Collar Shift Worker

Can't take the 12-hour rotating shifts any longer. Old, worn out, beat up, out of shape, and tired. Just responding to say I get it. Though not a shift worker myself, I have read enough about shift work and health to know that rotating shift work is just about the worst invention ever. While some p...
by alamander
Tue Sep 15, 2015 3:43 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: People who are tapping their retirement savings for living expenses need bonds
Replies: 32
Views: 2973

Re: News Flash: Retirees Need Bonds

I would modify the title of the thread to say "People who are tapping their retirement savings for living expenses need bonds", which is most of us. If you receive enough regular income from social security or a pension or an annuity or all of them to cover your living expenses, then bond...
by alamander
Tue Sep 15, 2015 1:02 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: People who are tapping their retirement savings for living expenses need bonds
Replies: 32
Views: 2973

Re: News Flash: Retirees Need Bonds

I would modify the title of the thread to say "People who are tapping their retirement savings for living expenses need bonds", which is most of us. If you receive enough regular income from social security or a pension or an annuity or all of them to cover your living expenses, then bond...
by alamander
Thu Jan 31, 2013 7:46 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Get out of Vanguard Bond Fund (VBILX)?
Replies: 14
Views: 2763

Re: Get out of Vanguard Bond Fund (VBILX)?

Well thanks to all for responding. I am new to this forum but I think I will start reading more of this and less of the daily news (which I guess makes me more anxious than need be). It sounds like you can't time bond funds any more than stocks. I'm going to hang in there; thanks again.
by alamander
Wed Jan 30, 2013 6:55 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Get out of Vanguard Bond Fund (VBILX)?
Replies: 14
Views: 2763

Re: Get out of Vanguard Bond Fund (VBILX)?

Please describe what you mean by "tanking", a drop of 20%? 10%? It is normal for this fund to drop by 5% or so. Did you own this fund in late 2010 when it dropped by 6% in value in the course of just 1 month? What did you do then? Thank you for responding. I admit "tanking" is w...
by alamander
Wed Jan 30, 2013 6:07 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Get out of Vanguard Bond Fund (VBILX)?
Replies: 14
Views: 2763

Get out of Vanguard Bond Fund (VBILX)?

Hi All: this is my first post; I've read and enjoyed the forum entries over the past year or so. Here is my question: I have (what to me is) a good deal of money in the Vanguard intermediate bond fund VBILX. The NAV has been tanking lately, and I wonder if I should get out now (with about what I put...

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