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by gailcox
Fri Oct 23, 2015 1:02 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Guilty pleasures?
Replies: 123
Views: 12004

Re: Guilty pleasures?

I'm a fan of the foot massage. I love them. When I'm on my feet at work (sometimes for 16 hours straight) I dream about my next foot massage, which actually entails the feet, calves and thighs. It's the whole ambiance that I really enjoy....low lighting....quiet, maybe yoga/flute music in the backgr...
by gailcox
Wed Oct 21, 2015 5:55 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: BOGLEHEADS 14 VIDEOS
Replies: 23
Views: 4363

Re: BOGLEHEADS 14 VIDEOS

Thank you Rich! We appreciate you!

Gail
by gailcox
Wed Oct 21, 2015 8:15 am
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: 2015 Bogleheads Conference Message from Jack Bogle
Replies: 29
Views: 5045

Re: 2015 Bogleheads Conference Message from Jack Bogle

Hello Mr. Bogle (Jack), Thank you for all you do. Every year it is a delight and an honor to be able to attend the Bogleheads Conference and hear your calm words of wisdom. The mantra never gets old, rather it reinforces things when the 'noise' could make me falter! Like Kathleen, I'm constantly on ...
by gailcox
Mon Oct 19, 2015 5:47 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: The First Boglehead Conference -- 15 Years Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 919

Re: The First Boglehead Conference -- 15 Years Ago

And I was one of the lucky ones to have attended that first awesome dinner at Taylor and Pat Larimore's beautiful condo overlooking Biscayne Bay. What a night that was! I feel so lucky to have been included. I've only missed one Conference in all these years and now am on the Leadership Team for the...
by gailcox
Tue Oct 13, 2015 9:29 pm
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Bogleheads Conference 2015 - Ride & Room Sharing
Replies: 14
Views: 1670

Re: Bogleheads Conference 2015 - Ride & Room Sharing

Hey everyone, I will have a sign up sheet available during registration for those wanting to ride share at the end of the conference.

Gail (Volunteer Coordinator)
by gailcox
Mon Jun 22, 2015 8:27 pm
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Happy Birthday to Mel [Lindauer]
Replies: 36
Views: 3251

Re: Happy Birthday to Mel

Happy Birthday, Mel! You're the best!!! Gail
by gailcox
Sun Jan 25, 2015 10:55 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: What Experts Say About Various Investing Topics
Replies: 53
Views: 6377

Re: What Experts Say [about various investing topics]

Looks like I am late to this party!!

Happy Birthday, Taylor! Here's to many, many more and I hope to see you soon! You've been very helpful to me over the years of our friendship!

Gail

P.S. I also called Taylor today and sang HB to him! I cannot sing worth a dang, but I gave it my best go!
by gailcox
Mon Jan 05, 2015 9:07 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Inflatable hot tub
Replies: 9
Views: 1675

Re: Inflatable hot tub

and this one has great reviews on amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00NB3P98G?psc=1#Ask

I'm intrigued!

gail
by gailcox
Mon Jan 05, 2015 8:57 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Inflatable hot tub
Replies: 9
Views: 1675

Re: Inflatable hot tub

This is the one from Target: http://www.target.com/p/intex-purespa-inflatable-hot-tub-75/-/A-14897193#prodSlot=medium_1_1&term=inflatable+spa bs010101, I actually researched the one you have too. The reviews are pretty good on it. Does the temp really get hot enough to enjoy? How long have you h...
by gailcox
Mon Jan 05, 2015 8:04 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Inflatable hot tub
Replies: 9
Views: 1675

Inflatable hot tub

For years and years and years my husband has been wanting a hot tub. It has never worked out, mainly because of price. However, I recently saw an inflatable hot tub that got pretty good reviews. It is sold at Target, of all places and is about $499. I didn't even know such a thing exists! I googled ...
by gailcox
Sat Nov 29, 2014 4:50 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: small business owners and employee health ins. premiums
Replies: 4
Views: 736

Re: small business owners and employee health ins. premiums

That is very generous, Hayden. Anxious to hear from others on this.
by gailcox
Sat Nov 29, 2014 3:34 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: small business owners and employee health ins. premiums
Replies: 4
Views: 736

small business owners and employee health ins. premiums

For those small business owners out there, I'm curious as to what percent of your employees health insurance premiums you pay. And for those of you that don't offer health insurance but opt to add what the premium would be into their paycheck, do you offer a percent of what the premium would be? If ...
by gailcox
Sat Oct 25, 2014 9:25 pm
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: THANK YOU!!! Bogleheads Conference #13 (2014)
Replies: 74
Views: 10994

Re: THANK YOU!!! Bogleheads Conference #13 (2014)

I had a wonderful time at this years conference. This is genuinely a nice group of people that want to help others. That blue Tesla....? I got to ride in it! It was AwEsOmE and I do NOT get excited about vehicles but I did about this one. I won't tell whose it is tho!

Gail
by gailcox
Wed Jun 04, 2014 12:32 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Morningstar Portfolio Tracking or is there a better tracker?
Replies: 28
Views: 2288

Re: Morningstar Portfolio Tracking or is there a better trac

feh, I wish it were so easy for me. I have a TIPS account and the price per share for my 401k is $15.02. The ticker symbols associated with the TIPS accounts for American Beacon (ATPIX) are all in the $10.63 range....and the price per share for my Int'l Equity Index fund in my 401k is $16.99 but the...
by gailcox
Wed Jun 04, 2014 12:10 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Morningstar Portfolio Tracking or is there a better tracker?
Replies: 28
Views: 2288

Re: Morningstar Portfolio Tracking or is there a better trac

Not to hi-jack this post, but I too, am looking for a better portfolio tracker. After reading thru these responses, I tried sigfig. It was easy to import my VG accounts but when I imported my 401k accounts from JPMorgan, I was given a different account value for my TIPS and Int'l Equity Index accoun...
by gailcox
Thu May 08, 2014 10:21 pm
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Happy Birthday John C. Bogle !
Replies: 37
Views: 2244

Re: Happy Birthday John C. Bogle !

Ha-ppy Birthday to youu!
Ha-ppy Birthday to youuu!
Ha-ppy Biiirthday dear Ja-aack!
Happy Birrthday, to YOU!!!

I sincerely thank you for all you've done to look out for us, the 'common' investor!

Hope your day was a wonderful one!

Gail
by gailcox
Sun Apr 13, 2014 9:21 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Partials vs implants
Replies: 29
Views: 3553

Re: Partials vs implants

I just got my first implant on tooth #30. When my dentist told me I had cracked the crown of tooth #30 she said an implant would be a better choice than a partial because they have to grind the teeth on each side of the partial. I went to a specialist in the area that only does the implant. I had to...
by gailcox
Thu Apr 10, 2014 2:09 pm
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: I saw a "Boglehead" on my flight yesterday!
Replies: 65
Views: 13169

Re: I saw a "Boglehead" on my flight yesterday!

The Vanguard pen I am referring to is one that we receive by attending the conference. I can't say anything more or I could inadvertently give out secret information. If you want a pen, you have to attend the conference!! BTW, these aren't very expensive pens. But they are something that is very che...
by gailcox
Tue Apr 08, 2014 8:05 pm
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: I saw a "Boglehead" on my flight yesterday!
Replies: 65
Views: 13169

Re: I saw a "Boglehead" on my flight yesterday!

The reference I made earlier to the other passenger I had onboard that was using the "Vanguard" pen? Well, the funniest thing was HE was using HIS Vanguard pen, as he was doing paperwork on the flight, and I was using MY Vanguard pen as I worked on the beverage cart. I just happened to kno...
by gailcox
Tue Apr 08, 2014 8:35 am
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: I saw a "Boglehead" on my flight yesterday!
Replies: 65
Views: 13169

I saw a "Boglehead" on my flight yesterday!

Yesterday I was working a flight to DFW from Toronto. As I was offering beverages and snacks off my cart, lo and behold, I observed a passenger deep in one of the Bogleheads' books! In all my years of working flights across the US I have never come across someone actually reading one of the books. (...
by gailcox
Thu Apr 03, 2014 2:23 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Free "If You Can" Kindle and .pdf eBook
Replies: 54
Views: 14681

Re: Free "If You Can" Kindle

Thanks, Bill, Just got my copy to my kindle and will post on Facebook for all my friends with kids in their 20's to see. Thanks for all you do and see you at Bogleheads 2014! Tell Jane I say, "hi".
gail
by gailcox
Sun Mar 16, 2014 11:25 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Do you love your job? What do you do?
Replies: 134
Views: 11962

Re: Do you love your job? What do you do?

I love my job. I'm a flight attendant for a major carrier and I've been doing it for just over 30 years. I love flying, serving others, chatting with the other crew members, problem solving, and seeing the world! At my seniority, I could work only 9 days a month and that would meet by obligation to ...
by gailcox
Mon Dec 16, 2013 11:34 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: PenFed Apologizes for the Inconvenience!
Replies: 7
Views: 2418

Re: PenFed Apologizes for the Inconvenience!

I haven't received mine yet! we are into our second year of our 5 year HEL. I'll keep my eyes peeled. gail
by gailcox
Thu Nov 21, 2013 10:02 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: 401(k), IRA, Taxable: What's the Best Account Type for You?
Replies: 1
Views: 257

Re: 401(k), IRA, Taxable: What's the Best Account Type for Y

Thanks, Taylor! When Christine talks, I listen. I'm heading to the Morningstar site to check out the article!
Gail
by gailcox
Sun Oct 27, 2013 8:15 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: short term car insurance--for 1 week
Replies: 6
Views: 526

Re: short term car insurance--for 1 week

Thanks Carl53. Seems to me our insurance company should be able to find a way to make this work for one week. Will call my agent on Monday. gail
by gailcox
Sat Oct 26, 2013 10:54 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: short term car insurance--for 1 week
Replies: 6
Views: 526

Re: short term car insurance--for 1 week

Thanks for your replies. Will call my agent on Monday and see about this. I hadn't thought about a credit card offering insurance. Good idea. Will check.

Thanks again, gail
by gailcox
Sat Oct 26, 2013 9:47 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: short term car insurance--for 1 week
Replies: 6
Views: 526

short term car insurance--for 1 week

My daughter, (she is 28 years old) who lives in Chicago and doesn't own a car and only uses public transportation, will be coming to Texas next week. She will need to drive a car for a week. She can either rent a car or she can use my car. How will she get insured? If she rents a car thru a rental c...
by gailcox
Wed Oct 23, 2013 6:02 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: A Message from Jack
Replies: 25
Views: 5283

Re: A Message from Jack

As always, it was a thrill and honor to see you again. The Fireside Chat, your presentation, your personal Q/A session and the Q/A session with the experts was wonderful and engaging. When I left PHL on Friday what came to my mind on the way to the airport was, "Jack Bogle is an extraordinary m...
by gailcox
Tue Oct 15, 2013 8:18 am
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: On my way to the Bogleheads reunion!
Replies: 29
Views: 3067

Re: On my way to the Bogleheads reunion!

I'm on my way there now! This is my 11th Bogleheads Conference. It's always a great time and so informative. Spending time with Jack Bogle is the best part but I also enjoy listening to the panel Q&A's. This year there are two panel Q&A's. Every year it gets better. What I'm looking most for...
by gailcox
Sun Jul 21, 2013 12:07 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: [Sad news - Pat Larimore]
Replies: 225
Views: 17585

Re: [Sad news - Pat Larimore]

Taylor, thank you for sharing this video. Your son did a wonderful job making it. I'll remember Pat for her sincere smile, sweet demeanor and good cooking! Her wonderful Floridian meal at your condo for Bogleheads 1 (aka "Diehards 1) is something I shall never forget. She was as beautiful on th...
by gailcox
Mon May 13, 2013 8:14 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: THANKS, BOGLEHEADS, FROM JACK BOGLE
Replies: 39
Views: 5631

Re: THANKS, BOGLEHEADS, FROM JACK BOGLE

A belated birthday, Jack! On your special day I was without my computer and dangit if I couldn't log into the forum with my iphone to wish you a Happy Day! Frustrating!! I enjoyed the Frontline show immensely and was smiling from ear to ear when I saw how much air time they were giving you. See you ...
by gailcox
Tue Apr 30, 2013 8:49 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How to find a beach house rental?
Replies: 29
Views: 2538

Re: How to find a beach house rental?

I vote for Charleston! Wonderful beaches and the "old" part of Charleston is quaint and great for walking. We have used VRBO several times as well and have always been able to negotiate the price. For example, the owner will often waive the 'cleaning fee' if you ask. We have just rented a ...
by gailcox
Tue Mar 05, 2013 1:04 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Vanguards great service
Replies: 15
Views: 1324

Re: Vanguards great service

https://crewconnect.vanguard.com/totalr ... l_list.pdf

This is what I found. Never knew this stuff existed directly from Vanguard!! gail
by gailcox
Fri Mar 01, 2013 11:41 pm
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: The Munchkin Man Diet
Replies: 120
Views: 11870

Re: The Munchkin Man Diet

I'm so glad to see you are alive, Munchkin Man!!! After not hearing anything from you for so long, I was worried. I'm anxious to hear more about your story and how you lost the weight. I, for one, need some clarity on how to 'get the weight off' for good!

Gail
by gailcox
Mon Jan 28, 2013 8:44 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Finding a jeweler to reproduce a vintage ring
Replies: 11
Views: 1458

Re: Finding a jeweler to reproduce a vintage ring

gatorman,

Where do I find a 3-D printer? Will the person that makes the CAD have access to one? The filligree on the band is very detailed. Not having the detail on the band would completely change the ring. Thanks for your suggestion. gail
by gailcox
Mon Jan 28, 2013 1:37 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Finding a jeweler to reproduce a vintage ring
Replies: 11
Views: 1458

Re: Finding a jeweler to reproduce a vintage ring

CABob, None of my 3 daughters will get the original. I wouldn't be able to decide. I do have a niece that could have it. However, the jeweler told me that the center diamond is just about to fall out and it he won't be able to repair it using the bead and bright method or it would change the look of...
by gailcox
Sat Jan 26, 2013 1:08 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Finding a jeweler to reproduce a vintage ring
Replies: 11
Views: 1458

Re: Finding a jeweler to reproduce a vintage ring

That is a great idea, Mrs. Feeley. I will go check it out. You never know..... If that doesn't pan out...I will continue to search for the perfect jeweler that can reproduce this ring. I know they will make a CAD of the original and then a wax mock up. What i'm wanting to know is if anyone on this f...
by gailcox
Fri Jan 25, 2013 11:28 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Finding a jeweler to reproduce a vintage ring
Replies: 11
Views: 1458

Finding a jeweler to reproduce a vintage ring

I have a vintage ring that I am pretty sure is at least 75 years old. It was given to me by a cherished Great Aunt, who passed away many years ago. It is unique in that it has very delicate filigree work on the band and the diamonds are set in a Bead and Bright method, meaning the diamonds are not s...
by gailcox
Fri Jan 25, 2013 11:18 pm
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Happy Birthday Taylor
Replies: 81
Views: 5449

Re: Happy Birthday Taylor

Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you, Happy Biirthday, dear Tay-lor! Happy Birthday to YOU!! Taylor, I hope you had a wonderful day and hope you have a wonderful weekend planned to celebrate BIG!! Thank you for everything you have done to help all us on the forum! I cherish our 14 year frien...
by gailcox
Sat Jan 05, 2013 12:57 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: what are the ticker symbols for variable annuity funds?
Replies: 4
Views: 646

Re: what are the ticker symbols for variable annuity funds?

Ah! I figured out what to do to get around this. All it took was a walk to think about it and the answer came to me. I had to 'trick' the computer into thinking my VA holdings had a standard ticker symbol, then do some quick math and !voila! it all worked out. Time to go to bed. The solution should ...
by gailcox
Sat Jan 05, 2013 12:20 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: what are the ticker symbols for variable annuity funds?
Replies: 4
Views: 646

Re: what are the ticker symbols for variable annuity funds?

Thanks, plats. Those ticker symbols show a closing price of $22.13 for VGSIX (REIT) and a closing price of $11.04 for VBMFX (Total Bond Mkt). But when I look at my VG statement today for my VA, my VA REIT closed at $41.01 and my VA Total Bond closed at $35.66. I'm perplexed on what to enter if I am ...
by gailcox
Fri Jan 04, 2013 11:38 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: what are the ticker symbols for variable annuity funds?
Replies: 4
Views: 646

what are the ticker symbols for variable annuity funds?

I know there are no ticker symbols for the funds offered in VG's variable annuities. In figuring out my asset allocation in my portfolio, what ticker symbol would I use for Total Bond Index and the REIT fund in my variable annuity with VG? I'm racking my brain trying to figure it out. Help! Thanks! ...
by gailcox
Thu Jan 03, 2013 3:59 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Social Security Statement Now Online?
Replies: 32
Views: 3818

Re: Social Security Statement Now Online?

Me too. This is real and I signed up too.
by gailcox
Wed Jan 02, 2013 2:26 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Bogleheads 2013 Hedgefund Contest
Replies: 151
Views: 16061

Re: Bogleheads 2013 Hedgefund Contest

Ok, I'll play!

Manbaby Mama Hedge Fund

Long: Disney (DIS)
Target Corp (TGT)

Short: Garmin Ltd. (GRMN)
United Continental Holdings (UAL)

gail
by gailcox
Wed Jan 02, 2013 1:08 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: 2013 BOGLEHEAD CONTEST REGISTRATION
Replies: 481
Views: 16787

Re: 2013 BOGLEHEAD CONTEST REGISTRATION

1597.88

gail
by gailcox
Mon Nov 26, 2012 12:01 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Money Magazine's 40 Heroes, Infinite Widom
Replies: 6
Views: 1262

Re: Money Magazine's 40 Heroes, Infinite Widom

I think that is awesome! I can't wait to get this issue. I may have to take it to the next Bogleheads reunion and have them sign it! All 4 of these people have helped me over the years with investing. Way to go, Taylor, Mel, Laura and Mr. Bogle!!
gail
by gailcox
Fri Nov 23, 2012 8:50 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Pen Fed Refi
Replies: 23
Views: 1389

Re: Pen Fed Refi

My experience with PenFed in obtaining a Home Equity Loan was frustrating and left me wondering who is running the show over there. Faxed paperwork was lost, I was told different items were needed on many different occasions and at some point it felt easier to give up than to keep re-faxing things. ...
by gailcox
Thu Nov 22, 2012 11:12 am
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: A THANKSGIVING TO REMEMBER
Replies: 18
Views: 2084

Re: A THANKSGIVING TO REMEMBER

Hi Taylor, I'll never grow tired of reading Mel's story and how the Bogleheads group came to be! I feel very fortunate and blessed to have come across your name on the Morningstar board in 1999 and even more fortunate to have attended the very first "Diehards" reunion at your and Pat's con...
by gailcox
Wed Oct 24, 2012 10:59 am
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Reflections on Bogleheads 11
Replies: 35
Views: 4426

Re: Reflections on Bogleheads 11

Greetings! Here is my perspective, as an attendee of 10 BH 'reunions'. My first reunion was in March, 2000, at Taylor and Pat's beautiful condo overlooking Biscayne Bay. I had discovered the Bogleheads thru the Morningstar "Diehards" board. Taylor's kind and patient voice caught my attenti...

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