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by jb1
Thu Mar 23, 2017 8:19 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Advice investing in index funds
Replies: 9
Views: 784

Re: Advice investing in index funds

Welcome to the Boglehead forum and investing. To give you advice we need a little more information. How much do you plan to invest overall? Is this a one time investment or do you plan to contribute regularly? How much do you plan to invest over time say every month or year? Do you have access thro...
by jb1
Thu Mar 23, 2017 12:06 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Advice investing in index funds
Replies: 9
Views: 784

Re: Advice investing in index funds

Welcome to the Boglehead forum and investing. To give you advice we need a little more information. How much do you plan to invest overall? Is this a one time investment or do you plan to contribute regularly? How much do you plan to invest over time say every month or year? Do you have access thro...
by jb1
Thu Mar 23, 2017 10:40 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Advice investing in index funds
Replies: 9
Views: 784

Advice investing in index funds

Hello all. I have budgeted $700 to invest with. Already put $200/month in Roth IRA. With the $700 it is advised to keep putting it in vtsmx? In terms of risk, I would say I have trouble knowing how to properly rebalance my portfolio. I'm 26, my Ira is set to aggressive. Would it be recommended to pu...
by jb1
Wed Mar 22, 2017 8:58 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Thoughts on ADR OTC stock??
Replies: 13
Views: 601

Re: Thoughts on ADR OTC stock??

Quality responses all around! Greatly appreciated.
by jb1
Wed Mar 22, 2017 6:18 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Thoughts on ADR OTC stock??
Replies: 13
Views: 601

Re: Thoughts on ADR OTC stock??

Japan is hosting the Olympics in 2020 I suspect you are not the only person who knows that. Yeah, but who has the best timing? Buy now and the funds are tied up for 3 years. It's not going up so fast IMO. I'd wait till right before the 2018 Winter Olympics when discussion about 2020 will pique inte...
by jb1
Tue Mar 21, 2017 11:52 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Thoughts on ADR OTC stock??
Replies: 13
Views: 601

Re: Thoughts on ADR OTC stock??

patrick wrote:
Japan is hosting the Olympics in 2020


I suspect you are not the only person who knows that.


Haha that's gotta have some impact no?
by jb1
Tue Mar 21, 2017 9:59 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Thoughts on ADR OTC stock??
Replies: 13
Views: 601

Thoughts on ADR OTC stock??

Hey all, Ive noticed a trend in airline stocks. Each airline ive noticed has simple gone up! Theres one Ive been watching. ANA Holding is the name with the ticker of ALNPY. It is a Japanese airline. Since ive been watching it, it has gone up 50 cents (currently 6.34 now). Japan is hosting the Olympi...
by jb1
Mon Mar 20, 2017 12:04 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Will new index funds ever come out?
Replies: 12
Views: 1305

Re: Will new index funds ever come out?

Great point. I know people here love the 3 fund system, but would you recommend VFINX? What is your goal? If your goal is to "own the market" with no sector tilts, Total Stock (VTSMX) is probably the purest single fund available for holding the entire US market. Buying an SP500 fund will ...
by jb1
Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:07 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Will new index funds ever come out?
Replies: 12
Views: 1305

Re: Will new index funds ever come out?

The price of a mutual fund is meaningless. It is a unit-less measurement. Would you rather buy milk for $2.69 or $0.80? Oh, let me add that the units are gallon and quart respectively. Do you understand the illustration? The price of a mutual fund is meaningless. There is absolutely no difference b...
by jb1
Mon Mar 20, 2017 8:51 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Will new index funds ever come out?
Replies: 12
Views: 1305

Will new index funds ever come out?

Hello all,

Currently in VTSMX. Looking to gt into VFINX/AX. However at that price point of $220, is it even worth it? Will a new SP index fund ever come out in the future
by jb1
Sun Feb 19, 2017 6:15 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Advice on current situation?
Replies: 4
Views: 384

Re: Advice on current situation?

Might not be the kind of advice you are looking for but realistically I think the best thing you could do is pursue a job or career where you are making more income. The specifics of what you invest in are secondary to that. I moved to NC with my parents. NJ was too expensive. 20k a year is peanuts...
by jb1
Sun Feb 19, 2017 6:01 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Advice on current situation?
Replies: 4
Views: 384

Advice on current situation?

Hey all, Great forum, [OT comment removed by moderator prudent] .. Anyway, heres my breakdown. Im 26 Have 10k in savings, 15k in etrade account trading low volatile ETFs (went up 2.5k) "Aggressive" Roth IRA with 12k in it (went up about 1k, always max it out) 3k in Vanguard VTSMX Now the c...
by jb1
Fri Feb 17, 2017 7:37 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Off topic question of business licensing.
Replies: 0
Views: 131

Off topic question of business licensing.

Did this company get the "rights" to use these celebrities. I would like to do something similar.,

https://www.celebrityprayercandles.com/
by jb1
Mon Dec 26, 2016 8:41 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: 16 yo, first book on investing
Replies: 28
Views: 1760

Re: 16 yo, first book on investing

Thank God no one said rich dad poor dad... I've not read this book but do hear about it from time to time. What's so bad about it? I mean great book with very basic advice. However there is no need for Kiyosaki to make 12 books (Rich Dad Teen, Rich Dad Kids, Rich Dad Moms, Rich Dad Single Moms), in...
by jb1
Wed Dec 21, 2016 10:24 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: 16 yo, first book on investing
Replies: 28
Views: 1760

Re: 16 yo, first book on investing

Thank God no one said rich dad poor dad...
by jb1
Tue Dec 20, 2016 1:27 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Thoughts on working for Metlife selling life insurance and IRA's?
Replies: 16
Views: 1805

Re: Thoughts on working for Metlife selling life insurance and IRA's?

Great points brought up here, I also would look into real estate as well. I think it would be beneficial for me as I can also learn about property value.
by jb1
Mon Dec 19, 2016 8:26 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Thoughts on working for Metlife selling life insurance and IRA's?
Replies: 16
Views: 1805

Re: Thoughts on working for Metlife selling life insurance and Ira's?

I thought it would kinda be along the lines of "make y own hours" and get clients through referrals to start. Damn!
by jb1
Mon Dec 19, 2016 6:15 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Thoughts on working for Metlife selling life insurance and IRA's?
Replies: 16
Views: 1805

Thoughts on working for Metlife selling life insurance and IRA's?

Hey all, Sorry if this is the wrong section, still getting used to the layout here. Ive been in a rut when it comes to jobs lately. Cannot find anything corporate to save me. My fathers friend works for Metlife and makes a very good living, easily 6 figures; selling life insurance and iras. My fathe...
by jb1
Tue Nov 29, 2016 10:22 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Thoughts on my investments?
Replies: 16
Views: 1964

Re: Thoughts on my investments?

You are doing an exceptional job saving, and staying at home and saving till you can increase income is very prudent. I suggest a 3 fund portfolio, set it and forget it. Posts regarding increasing your income are correct. One way or another, you need to boost that, as you have an income problem. It...
by jb1
Mon Nov 28, 2016 10:59 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Thoughts on my investments?
Replies: 16
Views: 1964

Re: Thoughts on my investments?

Invest in a nice, conservative suit; probably something in the $500 range and definitely from a store that will tailor it like Jos. A Bank or Mens Wearhouse. Add in some well polished shoes and, if you are a man, a sharp, dark tie. I think a modest portfolio adds to a professional appearance for an...
by jb1
Sun Nov 27, 2016 7:40 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Thoughts on my investments?
Replies: 16
Views: 1964

Re: Thoughts on my investments?

Here is a great little pdf booklet written just for new investors: https://www.etf.com/docs/IfYouCan.pdf Looks like you may have to look further away to find jobs for which you are qualified. Have you worked with college placement office? Joined organizations involving your field of study? Gone on ...
by jb1
Sun Nov 27, 2016 10:50 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Thoughts on my investments?
Replies: 16
Views: 1964

Re: Thoughts on my investments?

I currently make about $1500 a month in which I save $1300 of that for the most part. Congrats on being a dedicated saver. I recommend that you start investing in yourself buy attending college or a trade school in order to maximize your future earnings. An increased salary base, your saving habits...
by jb1
Sun Nov 27, 2016 8:42 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Thoughts on my investments?
Replies: 16
Views: 1964

Thoughts on my investments?

Hey all, First post here and had a question on what you guys think of my investments so far. I'm 26, and have 13k in a moderate-aggressive Roth IRA (started when I was 23). The market has been rather neutral the past 3 years so it hasnt grown much. I also have 18k with Etrade in Low Volatile ETFs. I...

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