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by gkaplan
Mon Jan 16, 2017 7:39 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Vanguard TIPS fund duration
Replies: 6
Views: 350

Re: Vanguard TIPS fund duration

According to my records, the 06/30/2016 showed the average duration as 8.4 years.
by gkaplan
Sun Jan 15, 2017 3:20 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 2270
Views: 561244

Tonight, I watched two films on Amazon Prime. The first was I Was There in Color . This is a documentary of the birth of the Israel from never-been-seen before footage left behind by Jewish-American businessman Fred Monosson, who died in 1972. It was over thirty years after his death before his arch...
by gkaplan
Sat Jan 14, 2017 8:18 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Cardinal Sin - went to cash the day before 2016 election
Replies: 56
Views: 6012

Re: Cardinal Sin - went to cash the day before 2016 election

OP, are you sure you won't go to cash the next time you think the market will have an "emotional- hence market reaction"?
by gkaplan
Sat Jan 14, 2017 8:08 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Recommendations for home paper shredder
Replies: 50
Views: 1872

Re: Recommendations for home paper shredder

My brother and his wife bought me this Amazon shredder about a month ago. So far, it works just fine. https://www.amazon.com/AmazonBasics-12-Sheet-High-Security-Micro-Cut-Shredder/dp/B00D7H8XB6/ref=sr_1_2?s=office-products&ie=UTF8&qid=1484442245&sr=1-2&keywords=amazon+basics+12-sheet...
by gkaplan
Sat Jan 14, 2017 7:10 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Did you get an IRS pin code for filing?
Replies: 15
Views: 1301

Re: Did you get an IRS pin code for filing?

I applied for the IRS pin code last year because of OPM being hacked; however, apparently, you can only get one if you have a smartphone, which I don't have.
by gkaplan
Fri Jan 13, 2017 9:31 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 2270
Views: 561244

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Denial 2016 film based on the libel suit brought against American historian Deborah Lipstadt by British Holocaust denier David Irving. A real education in the differences between the American and British legal systems. Excellent movie and great cast. I wanted to see the movie when it came out, but ...
by gkaplan
Fri Jan 13, 2017 8:55 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Change in SS payment schedule?
Replies: 1
Views: 250

Re: Change in SS payment schedule?

I received my Social Security payment on the usually second Wednesday of the month this month (the 11th).
by gkaplan
Wed Jan 11, 2017 8:51 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 2270
Views: 561244

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

jrtexas wrote: . . . . Am I missing something with The Crown"?


It's very good.
by gkaplan
Wed Jan 11, 2017 8:43 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: 2017 Boglehead Contest Charts
Replies: 10
Views: 802

Re: 2017 Boglehead Contest Charts

I think my prediction might skew your charts. I choose my street address each year as my prediction. My street address is 1926.

(Edited to correct grammar.)
by gkaplan
Mon Jan 09, 2017 11:18 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 2270
Views: 561244

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Is "Billions" worth watching? My man-crush Damian Lewis is in it but after that steaming turd called "Dreamcatchers" I'm going to need a recommendation. I think it's not very good. Over-acted, implausible, it's hard to watch the screen when you're constantly rolling your eyes. [...
by gkaplan
Sun Jan 08, 2017 3:48 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: No Vanguard Customer Support on weekends
Replies: 55
Views: 3962

Re: No Vanguard Customer Support on weekends

I probably have called Vanguard less than five times since I've been with Vanguard. I've always been able to do online everything I needed to do. I see a lot of complaints here about Vanguard's website. Again, it's never been a problem for me. When I had a 401(k) with Fidelity, I found their website...
by gkaplan
Sun Jan 08, 2017 3:40 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Bogle worried Vanguard is getting too big
Replies: 66
Views: 11106

Re: Bogle worried Vanguard is getting too big

My only real beef with Vanguard is that they do not have "Rebalance Now" and/or annual automatic rebalancing features. If they really are getting so big, surely there is room in the budget to implement such software features. Heck, I'll donate my time to write the code. :) I've never foun...
by gkaplan
Wed Jan 04, 2017 9:57 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Move IRA from T Rowe Price to Vanguard
Replies: 17
Views: 2362

Re: Move IRA from T Rowe Price to Vanguard

Hey, Chaz. Nice to hear from you.
by gkaplan
Tue Jan 03, 2017 10:26 pm
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: How to post a draft
Replies: 3
Views: 285

Re: How to post a draft

https://www.bogleheads.org/forum/faq.php


What is the “Save” button for in topic posting?
This allows you to save drafts to be completed and submitted at a later date. To reload a saved draft, visit the User Control Panel.
by gkaplan
Tue Jan 03, 2017 10:10 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: madsinger monthly report (December 2016)
Replies: 11
Views: 1347

Re: madsinger monthly report (December 2016)

As of December 31, 2016, my year-to-date return is 7.78%. My annualized quarterly, one-year, three-year, five-year, and ten-year rates of return are 1.65%, 7.76%, 2.93%, 6.79%, and 4.41%, respectively. My best performing fund year-to-date has been the Vanguard Small-Cap Value Index Fund Admiral Shar...
by gkaplan
Tue Jan 03, 2017 10:04 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Marijuana stocks
Replies: 17
Views: 1641

Re: Marijuana stocks

Here are some fairly recent threads: https://www.bogleheads.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=105505&p=1531697&hilit=Marijuana#p1531697 https://www.bogleheads.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=127700&p=1875297&hilit=Marijuana#p1875297 https://www.bogleheads.org/forum/viewtopic.php?...
by gkaplan
Tue Jan 03, 2017 9:49 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Bogle worried Vanguard is getting too big
Replies: 66
Views: 11106

Re: Bogle worried Vanguard is getting too big

To a large extent, I agree with inbox788: while I see many more attractive websites as I cruise around the internet, what Vanguard now provides meets my needs--which admittedly are simple. I don't have a lot of questions, make a lot of "moves", or require a lot of hand-holding. And as for...
by gkaplan
Mon Jan 02, 2017 9:27 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI
Replies: 2065
Views: 555687

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI

I finished reading the latest from Michael Connelly early this morning, The Wrong Side of Goodbye. Great book.
by gkaplan
Mon Jan 02, 2017 12:46 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 2270
Views: 561244

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

I saw Blue Jay tonight on Netflix, directed by Alex Lehmann and starring Sarah Paulson, Mark Duplass, and Clu Gulager. Two high school sweethearts run into each other in a grocery store parking lot after twenty years. Amanda is married with two kids, and Jim is in town to take care of his recently d...
by gkaplan
Sun Jan 01, 2017 11:15 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: What are you up YTD? [Year To Date]
Replies: 1272
Views: 204691

Re: What are you up YTD? [Year To Date]

I'm dead even for 2017.
by gkaplan
Sun Jan 01, 2017 8:44 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: How to gain exposure to Alternatives?
Replies: 15
Views: 1023

Re: How to gain exposure to Alternatives?

You might want to read Larry's book on alternative investments.
by gkaplan
Sun Jan 01, 2017 8:38 pm
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: Bogleheads is back!
Replies: 21
Views: 3662

Re: Bogleheads is back!

What happened? Was this an unexpected outage? When I checked the "Is It Down Right Now? Website Down or Not?" website (http://www.isitdownrightnow.com/), it said the forum was undergoing maintenance.
by gkaplan
Fri Dec 30, 2016 10:27 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 2270
Views: 561244

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

I watched another Israeli film on Amazon Prime last night, Walk on Water . While on assignment in Berlin, a homophobic Israeli intelligence agent with a license to kill is tasked with offing a Nazi war criminal; however, he has a crisis of consciousness after he befriends a target's gay grandson. Qu...
by gkaplan
Thu Dec 29, 2016 9:24 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 2270
Views: 561244

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Last night, I watched two cute Israeli films on Amazon Prime Video. The first was Like a Fish Out of Water . Marcelo is a non-religious young man, an actor and a single parent. He`s desperately looking for someone to help him improve his Hebrew accent so he can pass the auditions for an Israeli soap...
by gkaplan
Thu Dec 29, 2016 9:08 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: How A 28-Year-Old Who Retired With A $2 Million Net Worth Is Investing In 2017
Replies: 42
Views: 5661

Re: How A 28-Year-Old Who Retired With A $2 Million Net Worth Is Investing In 2017

pepperz wrote:
SueG5123 wrote:"The girl"??? She's 28 years old.


lol out of everything in my post that's what you picked out and commented on? :) . . . .



That's the first thing that stuck out with me, as well.
by gkaplan
Wed Dec 28, 2016 9:20 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 2270
Views: 561244

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Last night, I watched a documentary on Shimon Peres on Netflix, I Am Shimon Peres . The documentary follows the Israeli leader during a period of four years and highlights his political career and his private life. It was okay. I would have liked to have known more about the staff who surrounded him...
by gkaplan
Wed Dec 28, 2016 9:17 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: How many of you invest 100% at Vanguard?
Replies: 118
Views: 7246

Re: How many of you invest 100% at Vanguard?

I have a TSP, so it's impossible for me to hold 100% at Vanguard.
by gkaplan
Wed Dec 28, 2016 9:04 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Does Vanguard always have our best interests in mind?
Replies: 55
Views: 4541

Re: Does Vanguard always have our best interests in mind?

I am surprised by the ire that some on the Forum hold for Vanguard which is far and away more dedicated to client's interests in my view than any other financial firm. If you're upset that V has increased INTL and also equity relative to bond holdings, then you have the simple option not to follow ...
by gkaplan
Tue Dec 27, 2016 10:11 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: VGTSX Price in 2000 - $14.31. Price in late 2016? $14.63.
Replies: 17
Views: 1670

Re: VGTSX Price in 2000 - $14.31. Price in late 2016? $14.63.

zaboomafoozarg wrote:I thought this thread looked familiar. I guess that's because you posted basically the same thing back in October, and July, and May, and March.



He likes beating a dead horse.
by gkaplan
Mon Dec 26, 2016 9:45 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How to get rid of your belly........
Replies: 82
Views: 8354

Re: How to get rid of your belly........

I eat a lot of complex carbs and don't gain weight. I avoid sugar, fats, and meat.
by gkaplan
Mon Dec 26, 2016 1:37 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 2270
Views: 561244

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

I saw The Kind Words on Netflix this evening. This is an Israeli film directed by Shemi Zarhin and starring Rotem Zissman-Cohen (sigh), Roy Assaf, Magi Azarzar, Assaf Ben-Shimon, Maurice Bénichou, Tsahi Halevi, Sasson Gabay, Levana Finkelstein, Deborah Bloch, and Louise Portal. This film follows thr...
by gkaplan
Sun Dec 25, 2016 8:49 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Bogleheads and stocks picking
Replies: 26
Views: 1992

Re: Bogleheads and stocks picking

Is it a good idea to do stocks picking with a small part of your portfolio? I was lucky I guess, with companies that I have used personally for many years like google, amzn,MCD, CAT ,MSFT,IBM and others. My strategy was and still is stupidly simply, If I like the companies products I would buy it. ...
by gkaplan
Sun Dec 25, 2016 3:05 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 2270
Views: 561244

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Last night I watched Blessed is the Match: the Life and Death of Hannah Senesh . In 1944, 22-year-old Hannah Senesh parachuted into Nazi-occupied Europe with a small group of Jewish volunteers from Palestine. Theirs was the only military rescue mission for Jews that occurred in World War II. Narrate...
by gkaplan
Sun Dec 25, 2016 2:51 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Is it possible to get a used book exchange going here?
Replies: 9
Views: 948

Re: Is it possible to get a used book exchange going here?

Interesting idea. Poster A likes something on Poster B's list, Poster B likes something on Poster A's list, they agree to swap and each pays shipping costs (media mail is near dirt cheap). Mods will have to chime in on whether this is a legit concept given the site's non-profit status requiring it ...
by gkaplan
Sun Dec 25, 2016 2:50 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: What is an authoritative source for the ratio of the sizes of the U.S. and international markets?
Replies: 17
Views: 1020

Re: What is an authoritative source for the ratio of the sizes of the U.S. and international markets?

The bad joke is "What are we doing posting on this forum on Christmas morning?" I can say that my millennials have not even gotten out of bed yet, but I have already walked the dog quite a distance. I was up at 0700 to eat breakfast with my brother and his wife at the Hotel Deluxe to cele...
by gkaplan
Sun Dec 25, 2016 2:44 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What are your Christmas Traditions?
Replies: 9
Views: 1140

Re: What are your Christmas Traditions?

My Hanukkah tradition is to watch Love Actually.
by gkaplan
Sat Dec 24, 2016 1:52 pm
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Happy Holidays 2016 and Thank you!
Replies: 20
Views: 924

Re: Happy Holidays 2016 and Thank you!

timmy wrote:Happy Holidays Bogleheads. This place is one of the most useful places on the internet. I'm thankful for that.

If you celebrate X-MAS, Merry Christmas! . . .



And if you celebrate Hanukkah, Happy Hanukkah!
by gkaplan
Tue Dec 20, 2016 11:01 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI
Replies: 2065
Views: 555687

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI

I just finished Inherit the Bones by Emily Littlejohn. Secrets and lies can't stay buried forever in Cedar Valley. In the summer, hikers and campers pack the small Colorado town's meadows and fields. In the winter, skiers and snowboarders take over the mountains. Season by season, year after year, t...
by gkaplan
Mon Dec 19, 2016 9:38 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 2270
Views: 561244

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

lostdog wrote:The Americans on Amazon Prime. It takes place during the Cold war Reagen era. Soviet spies completing missions in the United States. Very good series.


It's not a very good series. It's a great series.
by gkaplan
Mon Dec 19, 2016 12:30 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Learning an instrument as an adult?
Replies: 123
Views: 9680

Re: Learning an instrument as an adult?

Thank you for your insight. I appreciate it.
by gkaplan
Sun Dec 18, 2016 9:55 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Learning an instrument as an adult?
Replies: 123
Views: 9680

Re: Learning an instrument as an adult?

I started playing when I was in about seventh grade in elementary school. When I started high school, my band instructor switched me first to bass clarinet and then to baritone sax. I think he was trying to figure out where he could put me where I could do the least damage, because I wasn't very goo...
by gkaplan
Fri Dec 16, 2016 6:42 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI
Replies: 2065
Views: 555687

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI

Finished MIchael Connelly's "The Wrong Side of Goodbye". IMO, one of the best Harry Bosch books with walk-ons and shout-outs by the usual suspects: Mickey Haller and Harry's daughter. Harry gets called by an old billionaire to find out if he fathered a child many years ago so he can leave...
by gkaplan
Wed Dec 14, 2016 9:24 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Did Intuit ruin Taxcaster?
Replies: 24
Views: 2442

Re: Did Intuit ruin Taxcaster?

I could never get the hang of Taxcaster, so I created my own spreadsheet.
by gkaplan
Sun Dec 11, 2016 11:03 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Netflix Question
Replies: 30
Views: 3813

Re: Netflix Question

I share with my brother and his wife and my niece and her husband and their two kids. We've never clashed.
by gkaplan
Fri Dec 09, 2016 10:03 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: "Mark your calendar for year-end fund distributions."
Replies: 2
Views: 557

"Mark your calendar for year-end fund distributions."

Mutual funds typically distribute taxable capital gains to shareholders each December. To help make your tax preparation easier, we'll post 2016 distribution information for Vanguard mutual funds and exchange-traded funds (ETFs) as soon as it's available over the next several weeks. We'll update th...

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