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by chaz
Fri Jul 15, 2016 5:49 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Did you retire before normal retirement age?
Replies: 93
Views: 12561

Re: Did you retire before normal retirement age?

dcdowden, glad to see you avoided bad advice.
by chaz
Sun Jun 12, 2016 12:43 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Did you retire before normal retirement age?
Replies: 93
Views: 12561

Re: Did you retire before normal retirement age?

Victoria, I spend my days on the computer and reading novels by Coben, Baldacci, Nesbo, and some others of this genre.
by chaz
Sun Jun 12, 2016 10:07 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Did you retire before normal retirement age?
Replies: 93
Views: 12561

Re: Did you retire before normal retirement age?

Victoria, retirement is very nice. 12 years now for me.
by chaz
Mon May 30, 2016 1:24 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Did you retire before normal retirement age?
Replies: 93
Views: 12561

Re: Did you retire before normal retirement age?

523HRR, do you keep busy as a volunteer or pursue hobbies?
by chaz
Thu May 26, 2016 2:43 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Did you retire before normal retirement age?
Replies: 93
Views: 12561

Re: Did you retire before normal retirement age?

Retirement is great at any age. Enjoy your time while you can.
by chaz
Thu May 26, 2016 10:33 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Did you retire before normal retirement age?
Replies: 93
Views: 12561

Re: Did you retire before normal retirement age?

I was in the public sector, and I did not retire early.
by chaz
Wed May 25, 2016 10:22 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Did you retire before normal retirement age?
Replies: 93
Views: 12561

Re: Did you retire before normal retirement age?

I liked my work, but I decided to retire at age 74.
by chaz
Fri Mar 25, 2016 2:55 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Liking the new Citi CC at Costco
Replies: 194
Views: 31690

Re: Liking the new Citi CC at Costco

A good card to combine with the Citi double cash card for 'other' purchases.
by chaz
Sun Mar 13, 2016 5:37 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: How much do you spend on groceries?
Replies: 134
Views: 12304

Re: How much do you spend on groceries?

I do not keep track of the small stuff.
by chaz
Tue Nov 24, 2015 2:45 pm
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Chaz Watch
Replies: 75
Views: 7241

Re: Chaz Watch

Thanks, Nisi.
by chaz
Tue Nov 24, 2015 2:23 pm
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Chaz Watch
Replies: 75
Views: 7241

Re: Chaz Watch

On the internet.
by chaz
Tue Nov 24, 2015 2:11 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: 70 is the New 65
Replies: 106
Views: 13881

Re: 70 is the New 65

I retired at 74, and very happy since then.
by chaz
Sat Sep 19, 2015 5:22 pm
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Chaz Watch
Replies: 75
Views: 7241

Re: Chaz Watch

I'm here - thanks for the kind words.
by chaz
Tue Jun 02, 2015 2:55 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: 5 Investing Myths
Replies: 6
Views: 1470

Re: 5 Investing Myths

I like the Balanced Index Fund.
by chaz
Tue Feb 17, 2015 11:26 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Recommend a movie for a lonely Boglehead on Valentine's day
Replies: 87
Views: 6121

Re: Recommend a movie for a lonely Boglehead on Valentine's

rustymutt wrote:The African Queen. One of our favorites.

A very good movie. :)
by chaz
Mon Feb 16, 2015 5:12 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 1862
Views: 427829

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Saw Jersey Boys. Sad story with good songs.
by chaz
Mon Feb 16, 2015 4:31 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: tax dependent vs $3950 vs income
Replies: 18
Views: 1661

Re: tax dependent vs $3950 vs income

ps56k wrote:
Sidney wrote:How old is he?
Didn't think that mattered - he is 24 -
and when I told TTax that he didn't earn over $3950, the exemption & deduction on my 1040 re-appeared...

Since he is 24 and earned over $3950, you should not give false info to TurboTax. The IRS is lurking.
by chaz
Mon Feb 16, 2015 3:23 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Free online news
Replies: 22
Views: 2491

Re: Free online news

www.cnn.com is good.
by chaz
Mon Feb 16, 2015 11:54 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What 3 MATERIAL things would you take with you?
Replies: 34
Views: 2124

Re: What 3 MATERIAL things would you take with you?

Chan_va wrote:
chaz wrote:DW and our 2 daughters.


That is a given. Everyone gets to go. The question is more about the everyday small things that you value after family, friends etc.

The only small thing would be my iPad.
by chaz
Mon Feb 16, 2015 11:51 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO THE BOGLEHEADS FORUM
Replies: 30
Views: 3187

Re: Happy Birthday to the Bogleheads.org Forum

Norris wrote:Thanks, Mel. It's also amazing how fast the eight years has gone by!

Norris

I agree. Sand in the hourglass. :(
by chaz
Mon Feb 16, 2015 11:47 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What 3 MATERIAL things would you take with you?
Replies: 34
Views: 2124

Re: What 3 MATERIAL things would you take with you?

DW and our 2 daughters.
by chaz
Sun Feb 15, 2015 2:54 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Consolidate 2 or 3-fund to single fund in taxable
Replies: 10
Views: 979

Re: Consolidate 2 or 3-fund to single fund in taxable

I like the Balanced Index Fund - easy for DH when I pass.
by chaz
Sat Feb 14, 2015 5:51 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Vanguard sued for [failing to charge market rates to and then paying taxes on services to its mutual funds]
Replies: 781
Views: 127139

Re: Vanguard sued for charging too little

Hi: News update, Feb. 13, 2015: Judge quizzes both sides in Vanguard whistleblower case New York Superior Court Judge Joan Madden grilled lawyers for Vanguard Group and for former Vanguard tax attorney turned whistleblower David Danon this afternoon before promising to consider Vanguard's request t...
by chaz
Sat Feb 14, 2015 5:42 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Spring Break Ideas for Apr 4-11 for girls 4,6 yrs
Replies: 45
Views: 3352

Re: Spring Break Ideas for Apr 4-11 for girls 4,6 yrs

Disneyland, Anaheim, California.
by chaz
Sat Feb 14, 2015 5:27 pm
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: RSS feeds by thread
Replies: 21
Views: 6336

Re: RSS feeds by thread

airahcaz wrote:
chaz wrote:
LadyGeek wrote:The RSS feed is limited to the latest post for the past 12 hours, or 50 posts, whichever is less.

It works fine in Firefox, so there must be something different about Feedly.

Feedly works fine in Firefox.



Sorry I meant the Feedly app for iPhone.

I also have the Feedly app on my iPad.
by chaz
Sat Feb 14, 2015 4:33 pm
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: RSS feeds by thread
Replies: 21
Views: 6336

Re: RSS feeds by thread

LadyGeek wrote:The RSS feed is limited to the latest post for the past 12 hours, or 50 posts, whichever is less.

It works fine in Firefox, so there must be something different about Feedly.

Feedly works fine in Firefox.
by chaz
Sat Feb 14, 2015 4:25 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Where to buy nice men's dress shirts?
Replies: 94
Views: 11746

Re: Where to buy nice men's dress shirts?


Another true BH shopper.
by chaz
Sat Feb 14, 2015 4:09 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: This Weekend's WSJ (02/14-15/2015)
Replies: 4
Views: 1077

Re: This Weekend's WSJ (02/14-15/2015)

Two columns of interest: 1) Weekend Investor section, "Don't Fear The Bear Market", by Morgan Housel: Referring to economist Hyman Minsky, he tells us that not only are bear markets inevitable, but they are necessary for healthy financial markets.....Housel also gives a shout-out to the V...
by chaz
Sat Feb 14, 2015 4:04 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Where to buy nice men's dress shirts?
Replies: 94
Views: 11746

Re: Where to buy nice men's dress shirts?

joe8d wrote:JC Penny. Stratford Dress Shirts.

A true BH shopper. :)
by chaz
Fri Feb 13, 2015 4:20 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: What to do with 5M?
Replies: 93
Views: 17616

Re: What to do with 5M?

Thanks everyone for the incredible and thought-out responses. I grabbed Bogle and Roth's iBooks and will do some holiday reading before pulling the trigger. And will also meditate on my true risk tolerance. And thanks to those who stressed the estate planning part - fortunately we did that with a p...
by chaz
Thu Feb 12, 2015 4:37 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: The Best 60/40 Portfolio?
Replies: 20
Views: 2814

Re: The Best 60/40 Portfolio?

Toons wrote:Vanguard Balanced Index Fund Admiral Shares (VBIAX) :happy

https://personal.vanguard.com/us/funds/ ... IntExt=INT

I completely agree with Toons!
by chaz
Thu Feb 12, 2015 4:26 pm
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: SIGN PETITION FOR Jack Bogle's Presidential Medal of Freedom
Replies: 182
Views: 17346

Re: Where is John C. Bogle's Presidential Medal of Freedom?

dolphinsaremammals wrote:Talk to your Congresscritter's office.

Yes!
by chaz
Thu Feb 12, 2015 4:20 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI
Replies: 1796
Views: 429115

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI

"Choke" by Stuart Woods.
by chaz
Tue Feb 10, 2015 4:06 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Am I a mess?
Replies: 31
Views: 4586

Re: am I mess?

Keep your wife happy. Good luck.
by chaz
Tue Feb 10, 2015 4:01 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: I'm not a bad Boglehead [buying Powerball ticket]
Replies: 101
Views: 8244

Re: I'm not a bad Boglehead

gator15 wrote:I'm going to the casino this weekend to gamble away my allowance and I'm looking forward to it.

You have to be at least 21 to bet in a casino. Are you old enough but still getting an allowance?
by chaz
Tue Feb 10, 2015 3:55 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Is "Financial Independence" the new "Retirement?"
Replies: 52
Views: 8117

Re: Is "Financial Independence" the new "Retirement?"

It is time for retirement unless you enjoy your work.
by chaz
Tue Feb 10, 2015 3:54 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Best Small Cap Value Funds (Poll)
Replies: 28
Views: 5310

Re: Best Small Cap Value Funds (Poll)

I like Vanguard funds.
by chaz
Tue Feb 10, 2015 3:13 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Compensation Definition for Traditional IRA Limits
Replies: 5
Views: 434

Re: Compensation Definition for Traditional IRA Limits

Also, go to www.irs.gov and look at Pub 590 for IRA rules.
by chaz
Tue Feb 10, 2015 2:25 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Vanguard Funds Fantastic Performance !
Replies: 5
Views: 1234

Re: Vanguard Funds Fantastic Performance !

Thanks Taylor. Remarkable.
by chaz
Tue Feb 10, 2015 12:25 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Retirees and estimated tax payments
Replies: 31
Views: 2313

Re: Retirees and estimated tax payments

I have Vanguard calculate my RMD, take it in December and have designated percents for federal and state taxes withheld. If I have extra capital gains that year, I simply adjust my IRA RMD withholding. Also have withholding from pension. Never a need to mess with estimated taxes. investor I also do...
by chaz
Tue Feb 10, 2015 12:07 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 1862
Views: 427829

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

To Be Or Not To Be, a classic with Jack Benny and Carol Lombard.
by chaz
Mon Feb 09, 2015 2:21 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: DIY Divorce in CA - what is fair asset division?
Replies: 17
Views: 1866

Re: DIY Divorce in CA - what is fair asset division?

This is a bump up because I don't know - but having observed some divorces, I'll offer a few observations. I really don't think our case is so complicated that we'd need a lawyer - am I right? Probably not. Is it fair Fair is what two reasonably informed individuals - who aren't under duress - agre...
by chaz
Sun Feb 08, 2015 4:08 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: VWINX a 1-Stop Shop? [Vanguard Wellesley]
Replies: 43
Views: 7233

Re: VWINX a 1-Stop Shop? [Vanguard Wellesley]

I like Balanced Index fund. :D
by chaz
Sun Feb 08, 2015 4:05 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: What do you use besides 3 Fund Portfolio? Why?
Replies: 18
Views: 1502

Re: What do you use besides 3 Fund Portfolio? Why?

I use a 1 fund portfolio: Balanced Index fund. :D
by chaz
Sun Feb 08, 2015 1:40 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Expense Ratios Of S&P 500 Index Funds In US
Replies: 8
Views: 780

Re: Expense Ratios Of S&P 500 Index Funds In US

Many people don't know about Vanguard and its low ERs. :oops:

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