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by book lover
Thu Jul 20, 2017 9:12 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Keurig vs coffeemaker - and the Keurig won
Replies: 19
Views: 772

Re: Keurig vs coffeemaker - and the Keurig won

We use a Keurig but buy our single serve cup supplies at Ollie's Bargain Outlet which lowers overall price of the coffee and we are happy with the taste. In our more frugal days, we would use each one twice to lower the use price.
by book lover
Tue Jul 18, 2017 7:49 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Books not to read.
Replies: 103
Views: 6192

Re: Books not to read.

Any get rich quick book which is written for the author to get rich and the readers not so much.
by book lover
Sun Jul 16, 2017 4:22 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: % bogleheads of overall population
Replies: 58
Views: 6685

Re: % bogleheads of overall population

Remember reading that one out of twenty people would retire financially independent. While those people are not all Bogleheads, many of them probably follow the principles talked about on this forum.
by book lover
Tue Jul 11, 2017 3:38 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Alternative to Bose Wave?
Replies: 8
Views: 970

Re: Alternative to Bose Wave?

You may want to consider a streaming service. I use Spotify and stream the music from my iPad to a Bose Soundlink Mini which is portable and can be carried from room to room. The speaker produces great sound and you may be surprised to find that most if not all of your C.D.s are available via stream...
by book lover
Mon Jul 10, 2017 8:20 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: early retirement, asset location
Replies: 9
Views: 1112

Re: early retirement, asset location

You also have to consider your Required Minimum Distribution from a traditional IRA at age seventy and a half which would be a major factor if all of your assets were in that type of IRA. In that event, you would want to consider converting that money to a Roth before reaching RMD which then may hel...
by book lover
Mon Jul 10, 2017 7:24 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Completely New to Investing, Don't Know Where to Start
Replies: 9
Views: 574

Re: Completely New to Investing, Don't Know Where to Start

The Bogleheads wiki has excellent information on many different topics. Read a few of the suggested books and develop an understanding of the fundamentals of financial planning : asset allocation, importance of savings rate , importance of keeping your investment costs low , taking the long view , b...
by book lover
Thu Jul 06, 2017 8:41 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Long term care insurance - is it worth it?
Replies: 156
Views: 9374

Re: Long term care insurance - is it worth it?

Many companies selling LTC policies have dropped out due to unexpected losses. When long term interest rates were higher, companies had a better hedge against costs but with interest rates being low that hedge has become much thinner.There was a rule of thumb that said if your assets exceeded 2 mill...
by book lover
Wed Jul 05, 2017 5:24 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: What are your health insurance stats?
Replies: 89
Views: 4971

Re: What are your health insurance stats?

Exchange Plan( Anthem)
Monthly premium two people: $392
Deductible per person: $200
Max out of pocket per person: $850
by book lover
Mon Jul 03, 2017 9:12 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Need help progressing in life after a massive setback
Replies: 31
Views: 5148

Re: Need help progressing in life after a massive setback

Have you considered a coding job? It is my understanding with an undergraduate degree there are coding bootcamps that are 18 months long that will help place you in a well paying coding job. Since that is not my line of work, others may have more insights into doing something like this...
by book lover
Sat Jul 01, 2017 10:42 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Health Insurance Question
Replies: 8
Views: 692

Re: Health Insurance Question

It is difficult to estimate what costs for health insurance will be until a resolution in Washington takes place. Best to estimate on the high side as it is a trend for deductibles and out of pocket expenses to be increasing.
by book lover
Fri Jun 30, 2017 1:34 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Vanguard recommended Retirement allocation too simple?
Replies: 70
Views: 6220

Re: Vanguard recommended Retirement allocation too simple?

" Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication" Leonardo Da Vinci.
by book lover
Tue Jun 27, 2017 2:03 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Q&A WITH JACK BOGLE - Got a Question for Jack?
Replies: 28
Views: 4162

Re: Q&A WITH JACK BOGLE - Got a Question for Jack?

Since Mr Bogle is a hero to people here on Bogleheads, I was wondering who his heros were ?
by book lover
Mon Jun 26, 2017 10:03 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI
Replies: 2454
Views: 756711

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI

American Kingpin: The Epic Hunt For The Criminal Mastermind Behind Silk Road by Nick Bilton The Long Haul: A Trucker's Tales Of Life On The Road by Finn Murphy Cattle Kingdom: The Hidden History Of The Cowboy West by Christopher Knowlton Dinner With DiMaggio: Memories Of An American Hero by Rock Pos...
by book lover
Sat Jun 17, 2017 8:59 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Anyone else gotten totally bored with investing?
Replies: 127
Views: 13210

Re: Anyone else gotten totally bored with investing?

Not exactly bored but have slowed down on how often I track everything from monthly to quarterly.This forum is fascinating in that it brings so many interesting details and varied points of view on investing. However, the guiding principles such as stay the course would suggest a certain lower risk ...
by book lover
Tue Jun 06, 2017 10:21 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: "Why Your Investment Strategy Should Fit on an Index Card"
Replies: 17
Views: 3258

Re: "Why Your Investment Strategy Should Fit on an Index Card"

To paraphrase Leonardo da Vinci, simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.
by book lover
Tue Jun 06, 2017 9:43 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: How does a mere mortal navigate healthcare/insurance issues
Replies: 50
Views: 4649

Re: How does a mere mortal navigate healthcare/insurance issues

In An American Sickness, Elisabeth Rosenthal recommends writing on form that you sign agreeing to payment : I only agree to pay in network providers any care delivered by out of network providers will not be paid should you need emergency services. This sounds reasonable to me.
by book lover
Sun Jun 04, 2017 2:22 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Shiller: Stock market will rise 50 percent
Replies: 27
Views: 4178

Re: Shiller: Stock market will rise 50 percent

" It's tough to make predictions, especially about the future" attributed to Yogi Berra. Words to the wise.
by book lover
Sat May 27, 2017 10:58 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI
Replies: 2454
Views: 756711

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI

Everybody Lies: Big Data, New Data, And What The Internet Can Tell Us About Who We Really Are by Seth Stephens-Davidwitz Astrophysics For People In A Hurry by Neil DeGrasse Tyson And Then You're Dead: What Really Happens If You Get Swallowed By A Whale, Are Shot From A Cannon, Or Go Barreling Over N...
by book lover
Wed May 24, 2017 9:24 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: i am my own "guy," but not sure I should advertise that
Replies: 107
Views: 13885

Re: i am my own "guy," but not sure I should advertise that

Generally when someone asks I tell them about the importance of asset allocation and controlling costs and recommend Vanguard as a great company. Most people do not follow through on the advice save for a few. Financial planning is a long game and requires changes in the way people behave and think.
by book lover
Tue May 16, 2017 8:48 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Regret early retirement/downsizing
Replies: 230
Views: 37629

Re: Regret early retirement/downsizing

Semi-retired at 55. Worked in healthcare where I felt frustrated with not having enough time for patients. Best decision ever to have more time with my wife and in realizing that time is our most valuable asset. As for downsizing, we try to simplify our life wherever possible.
by book lover
Wed May 10, 2017 2:14 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI
Replies: 2454
Views: 756711

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI

Shadow Country by Peter Matthiessen which David Milch is reportedly turning into a series for HBO and The Hidden Life of Trees by Peter Wohlleben.
by book lover
Wed May 10, 2017 1:49 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What newspaper or magazine do you pay for?
Replies: 107
Views: 5060

Re: What newspaper or magazine do you pay for?

New York Times and the Wall Street Journal.
by book lover
Wed Sep 19, 2012 7:10 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Most underrated band of all time [that you listen to]?
Replies: 342
Views: 19151

Re: Most underrated band of all time [that you listen to]?

Harry Chapin
Al Stewart
Renaissance
Gordon Lightfoot
Toto
Peter Gabriel
The Cars
by book lover
Thu Aug 23, 2012 4:21 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V
Replies: 3372
Views: 1453165

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V

The Mobile Wave by Michael Saylor
Steal Like An Artist by Austin Kleon
The Practicing Mind by Thomas Sterner
This Will Make You Smarter Edited by John Brockman
I Know Who You Are And I Saw What You Did by Lori Andrews

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