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by expat
Sat Sep 24, 2016 9:18 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Net Worth Milestone Today - $1.5M
Replies: 98
Views: 11238

Re: Net Worth Milestone Today - $1.5M

It's not a gain until you sell.
by expat
Wed Sep 14, 2016 7:14 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: What details about personal finance do you share with your kids?
Replies: 20
Views: 1555

Re: What details about personal finance do you share with your kids?

I don't think money should be a mystery to children. So I decided to answer their questions. If parents won't teach them, who will?
by expat
Sun Sep 11, 2016 11:24 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Help disputing a medical bill
Replies: 5
Views: 885

Re: Help disputing a medical bill

No bill, no payment. What's the worst the could happen?
by expat
Thu Sep 08, 2016 2:16 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Water turned off in building-urgent! [Problem Resolved]
Replies: 39
Views: 2172

Re: Water turned off in building-urgent!

Move into a hotel and deduct the cost from the next month's rent.
by expat
Tue Aug 30, 2016 12:02 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Rich Dad/Poor Dad Assets
Replies: 57
Views: 6340

Re: Rich Dad/Poor Dad Assets

John T. Reed : Don't buy Kiyosaki's books. Buy my books instead! :oops:
by expat
Thu Aug 18, 2016 11:04 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Self-made Millionaires: how did hitting 7 figures change you?
Replies: 299
Views: 39276

Re: Self-made Millionaires: how did hitting 7 figures change you?

It's not net worth but how much income is produced. Let's say 1 million produces 40K in annual income. That is nothing in a high cost of living area.
by expat
Wed Aug 17, 2016 10:36 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Help. My boss is expecting me to read her mind.
Replies: 53
Views: 3510

Re: Help. My boss is expecting me to read her mind.

If in doubt, I would put the full name followed by the acronym.

And use a site like this to see how many meanings there were for an acronym - http://www.acronymfinder.com/
by expat
Wed Aug 17, 2016 3:32 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Help - How to deposit a check without endorsement?
Replies: 37
Views: 3425

Re: Help - How to deposit a check without endorsement?

I deposit unendorsed checks into other people's accounts (family, friends, vendors, etc) all the time. Walk up to the counter with the account name and number, they'll use a stamp to endorse the back, and that's it. Might be easiest to have the checks sent to someone in the states that is will to d...
by expat
Wed Aug 17, 2016 11:29 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Why are bonds taxed more than stocks?
Replies: 29
Views: 3545

Re: Why are bonds taxed more than stocks?

Municipal bonds are not taxed more than stocks.
by expat
Mon Aug 15, 2016 9:02 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Self-made Millionaires: how did hitting 7 figures change you?
Replies: 299
Views: 39276

Re: Self-made Millionaires: how did hitting 7 figures change you?

If it's in the stock market, it is only a paper gain anyway. :happy
by expat
Fri Jul 29, 2016 11:12 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Stock Screeners
Replies: 68
Views: 3617

Re: Stock Screeners

I don't screen any stocks but if I did.

https://www.google.com/finance/stockscreener
by expat
Fri Jul 29, 2016 10:38 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Interview in Silicon Valley - Suit?
Replies: 95
Views: 5910

Re: Interview in Silicon Valley - Suit?

What is the culture of the company? In general, no suits for a technical position. It may disqualify you even.
by expat
Wed Jul 27, 2016 8:53 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: 20% In REITS?
Replies: 45
Views: 3775

Re: 20% In REITS?

FWIW. my ISP says I should be at 16 percent but I am actually at 17 percent.
by expat
Sun Jul 10, 2016 12:52 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How Does Vanguard "Remember" My Computer?
Replies: 41
Views: 3175

Re: How Does Vanguard "Remember" My Computer?

Try unchecking this option

Continue running background apps when Google Chrome is closed

Under Settings | Advanced | System section.
by expat
Mon Jul 04, 2016 12:16 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Can I afford a million dollar house?
Replies: 85
Views: 8819

Re: Can I afford a million dollar house?

There is no reason why a single young person should buy a house unless they want to be tied down to a neighborhood for the next 7-10 years. This is a horrible decision. Rent and save money. Reevaluate when you are married and have a child on the way. Why is it you want to own a house so badly? What...
by expat
Wed Jun 29, 2016 12:42 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How best to take little kids sightseeing?
Replies: 37
Views: 2457

Re: How best to take little kids sightseeing?

>> How best to take little kids sightseeing?

Forget sightseeing. I would reorient your trip towards kid activities - swimming, playgrounds, amusement parks, zoos.

For example, for Vienna, I would go here.
http://www.praterwien.com/en/home/
by expat
Tue Jun 28, 2016 12:49 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: For those that "buy" during stock market downturns...
Replies: 158
Views: 10610

Re: For those that "buy" during stock market downturns...

After investing 20 percent of gross income and after spending, there is some cash left over that accumulates. I use that to buy.
by expat
Sat Jun 25, 2016 3:41 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: What did you learn from the post-Brexit bloodbath?
Replies: 145
Views: 11887

Re: What did you learn from the post-Brexit bloodbath?

I learned that people get worked up very easily.
by expat
Fri Jun 24, 2016 6:20 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: [Vanguard Total International] ETF currently down 7.09% - Time to sell?
Replies: 39
Views: 4172

Re: VXUS time to sell?

Buy a stock, if it goes up, sell it, if it goes down, don't buy it.

--Yogi Berra
by expat
Sat Jun 11, 2016 4:33 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Had entire lawn sodded, now some animal is creating holes...Philly Burbs Area
Replies: 27
Views: 1239

Re: Had entire lawn sodded, now some animal is creating holes...Philly Burbs Area

You will lose the battle of the lawn. Just accept it, forget about it, and move on.
by expat
Wed Jun 08, 2016 2:00 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Book suggestion, please- Grieving Process - Loss of a loved one
Replies: 22
Views: 1831

Re: Book suggestion, please- Grieving Process - Loss of a loved one

The Orphaned Adult: Understanding And Coping With Grief And Change After The Death Of Our Parents
Alexander Levy

http://www.amazon.com/Orphaned-Adult-Un ... 0738203610
by expat
Mon Jun 06, 2016 7:41 pm
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: D Day 72 years ago...
Replies: 48
Views: 3707

Re: D Day 72 years ago...

letsgobobby wrote:and marched all the way to Berlin.


The American army never made it to Berlin, by choice, at least not during the war. They stopped at the Elbe river but that's close enough.
by expat
Thu Jun 02, 2016 3:59 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: 22 days Eurail Global Pass for Scenic Rail Journeys in Europe
Replies: 35
Views: 2633

Re: 22 days Eurail Global Pass for Scenic Rail Journeys in Europe

I would skip the Eurail Pass and just buy train tickets as you need them.
by expat
Mon May 30, 2016 9:57 pm
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Memorial Day
Replies: 7
Views: 795

Re: Memorial Day

Memorial day is for soldiers who didn't make it back not veterans.
by expat
Mon May 30, 2016 6:48 pm
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Thank you to all of our Veterans
Replies: 14
Views: 1112

Re: Thank you to all of our Veterans

Veterans day isn't until November 11.
by expat
Mon May 30, 2016 2:24 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Investing when you have an estranged spouse
Replies: 274
Views: 16425

Re: Investing when you have an estranged spouse

shakenbake wrote:Ah yes he never records anything anywhere. No check book. And he gives the tax preparer his W2 I have never seen that.


Do you have access to your tax returnS? If not, you can request them from the IRS.

https://www.irs.gov/uac/newsroom/how-to ... tax-return
by expat
Sun May 29, 2016 6:30 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Investing when you have an estranged spouse
Replies: 274
Views: 16425

Re: Investing when you have an estranged spouse

shakenbake wrote:I am safe. He does not hit me. He calls me names and is a bully yes says condescending things.


You don't sound safe. It's still verbal, emotional,and economic abuse.
by expat
Thu May 26, 2016 11:39 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Is Real Estate Market going crazy again?
Replies: 101
Views: 10639

Re: Is Real Estate Market going crazy again?

Yes.

Wells Fargo launches 3% down payment mortgage

http://www.cnbc.com/2016/05/26/wells-fa ... tgage.html

What could go wrong?
by expat
Mon May 23, 2016 12:32 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Is living in the Bay Area this difficult?
Replies: 49
Views: 8021

Re: Is living in the Bay Area this difficult?

The Bay Area is overrated.

In general we love living in the Bay!


Sounds cold and wet. I personally prefer to live on shore
by expat
Fri May 20, 2016 12:45 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Leaving real estate to kids
Replies: 20
Views: 1840

Re: Leaving real estate to kids

The best way to leave real estate to your kids is cash.
by expat
Tue May 17, 2016 11:27 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Rich But Middle Class
Replies: 233
Views: 23463

Re: Rich But Middle Class

Filed under humblebrag. :D
by expat
Tue May 10, 2016 4:50 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Keep Twins in Same Class for Kindergarten?
Replies: 41
Views: 4470

Re: Keep Twins in Same Class for Kindergarten?

Having gone through this experience as a child, I say don't separate them unless that is what they want. I agree with your twins - it creates (unnecessary) sadness and anxiety.

There is no urgency to separate them before they are ready.
by expat
Sun May 08, 2016 11:19 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Free Windows 10 Upgrade, Yes or No?
Replies: 533
Views: 65429

Re: Free Windows 10 Upgrade, Yes or No?

The Windows 10 blue screen is much nicer then previous versions. So there's that.
by expat
Fri Apr 29, 2016 11:26 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Small Overpayment on Taxes?
Replies: 13
Views: 1129

Re: Small Overpayment on Taxes?

I would forget about it.
by expat
Fri Apr 29, 2016 12:56 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Inherited property and family issues
Replies: 39
Views: 3605

Re: Inherited property and family issues

It is easy to come up with "solutions." The problem is getting siblings to agree on one.
by expat
Sun Apr 24, 2016 10:44 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Dealing with the "waiting game"
Replies: 32
Views: 4846

Re: Dealing with the "waiting game"

Create a side business and start contributing to a SEP IRA.
by expat
Wed Apr 20, 2016 1:43 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Cannot Pay Huge Tax Burden
Replies: 107
Views: 10035

Re: Cannot Pay Huge Tax Burden

If you owe 200K, you don't have a problem. The bank has a problem. Student loan debts are typically nondischargeable - so they do have a problem I understand. But if the borrower can't pay, it's the bank's problem. Also, I am sure there is a way to work this system. For example, http://blog.readyfo...
by expat
Wed Apr 20, 2016 12:52 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Cannot Pay Huge Tax Burden
Replies: 107
Views: 10035

Re: Cannot Pay Huge Tax Burden

If you owe 200K, you don't have a problem. The bank has a problem. Student loan debts are typically nondischargeable - so they do have a problem I understand. But if the borrower can't pay, it's the bank's problem. Also, I am sure there is a way to work this system. For example, http://blog.readyfo...
by expat
Wed Apr 20, 2016 11:54 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Cannot Pay Huge Tax Burden
Replies: 107
Views: 10035

Re: Cannot Pay Huge Tax Burden

If you owe 200K, you don't have a problem. The bank has a problem.
by expat
Mon Apr 18, 2016 3:04 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: What are Pros and Cons to the "Four Hour Workweek?"
Replies: 99
Views: 12199

Re: What are Pros and Cons to the "Four Hour Workweek?"

cherijoh wrote:Most entrepreneurs work a heck of a lot more than 4 hours per week launching their business(es). And the failure rate is extraordinarily high.


That's the point of the book. If you are working non-stop in your business, you will eventually fail.
by expat
Sun Apr 03, 2016 2:45 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: is foreign investing really worth it
Replies: 90
Views: 6293

Re: is foreign investing really worth it

I only buy assets when they are disappointing.
by expat
Wed Mar 30, 2016 1:43 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Updates on the status of Linux
Replies: 70
Views: 5118

Re: Updates on the status of Linux

Microsoft runs Linux. See Azure, .NET even SQL Server will be ported to Linux.
by expat
Tue Mar 29, 2016 5:38 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Updates on the status of Linux
Replies: 70
Views: 5118

Re: Updates on the status of Linux

Linux has passed its heyday. .... Linux was much more important when your only options were $100+ clunky windows software or a Mac. Now you don't even need either to run a Chromebook which is good enough for the majority of computer users out there. Chromebooks run on Chromium OS which is a Linux-b...
by expat
Sun Mar 27, 2016 12:38 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Question: Should we sue the cable company?
Replies: 26
Views: 3979

Re: Question: Should we sue the cable company?

Let your insurance company handle it.

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