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by joe8d
Wed Apr 11, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Anyone Deleting Facebook?
Replies: 330
Views: 21610

Re: Anyone Deleting Facebook?

No. I keep in touch with my Family with it.The fact that Advertisers target you is the price you pay. No big Deal
by joe8d
Sat Mar 31, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: free dinner investing seminar
Replies: 287
Views: 19657

Re: Got my Ruth's Chris seminar invitation, "Surviving Retirement"

bogglizer wrote:
Sat Mar 31, 2018 7:52 pm
The only way to survive retirement is to return to work. Any other plan results in certain death.
:thumbsup
by joe8d
Sat Mar 31, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 3491
Views: 985384

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

"The Breadwinner". Afghanistan Animation. Very Engrossing.
by joe8d
Wed Mar 28, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 3491
Views: 985384

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Florida Project. It was as the old Hank Williams song, " A Picture from Life's Other Side ".
by joe8d
Sat Mar 17, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Soft boxer shorts for men
Replies: 28
Views: 2542

Re: Soft boxer shorts for men

" buy Hanes at Walmart one size bigger than they say I should feels great and cheap."

Same and Same :thumbsup
by joe8d
Fri Mar 16, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: [Minimizing costs of a medical procedure (Colonoscopy)]
Replies: 87
Views: 6878

Re: Minimizing costs of a Colonoscopy

kenoryan wrote:
Mon Mar 05, 2018 11:41 pm
SlowMovingInvestor wrote:
Sat Mar 03, 2018 7:10 pm
If something is detected during a colonoscopy, and (say) a polyp has to be removed, does that convert the colonscopy from a screening to a diagnostic, and it then becomes chargeable ?

Yes.
Yes, That's what happened to me.
by joe8d
Thu Mar 15, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 3491
Views: 985384

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

LBJ Very good.
by joe8d
Tue Mar 13, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Filed 2017 taxes electonically for FREE
Replies: 46
Views: 4748

Re: Filed 2017 taxes electonically for FREE

I used H&R Block's free version available through IRS E-file website for 2017 taxes. I was able to submit federal and state (CA) for free -- already received my direct deposit refunds! Went through the whole process and found out they did not support form 1116 (foreign tax credit) which apparently ...
by joe8d
Mon Mar 12, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Filed 2017 taxes electonically for FREE
Replies: 46
Views: 4748

Re: Filed 2017 taxes electonically for FREE

New York had a free tax file on their site 2 years ago. It's gone now, probably due to paid providers donations. That, or it was easier to allow commercial providers to develop the SW than do it themselves fully. I really wanted to use the IRS fillable forms, but NY's rule that you must efile state...
by joe8d
Thu Mar 08, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Filed 2017 taxes electonically for FREE
Replies: 46
Views: 4748

Re: Filed 2017 taxes electonically for FREE

New York had a free tax file on their site 2 years ago. It's gone now, probably due to paid providers donations.
by joe8d
Wed Feb 28, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Favorite socks?
Replies: 83
Views: 5326

Re: Favorite socks?

Gold Toe, Rayon. Get them at WalMart
by joe8d
Mon Feb 26, 2018 10:19 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Warren Buffett Dislikes Bonds
Replies: 57
Views: 6755

Re: Warren Buffett Dislikes Bonds

FBN2014 wrote:
Sun Feb 25, 2018 10:57 am
Buffett says 'terrible mistake' for long-term investors to be in bonds

[link formatted by admin LadyGeek]
:thumbsup
by joe8d
Sat Feb 10, 2018 11:09 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Retired at 50. Staying 100% in stock Index Funds. Anyone else?
Replies: 153
Views: 14199

Re: Retired at 50. Staying 100% in stock Index Funds. Anyone else?

I've been investing since 1984. Current age is 53. I have a State Government Pension that covers all of my living expenses +. I'm used to volatility and I've ridden out several nasty market corrections and recessions and it always seems like I've come out ahead compared to a mixed stock / bond port...
by joe8d
Sat Feb 10, 2018 11:09 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Retired at 50. Staying 100% in stock Index Funds. Anyone else?
Replies: 153
Views: 14199

Re: Retired at 50. Staying 100% in stock Index Funds. Anyone else?

I've been investing since 1984. Current age is 53. I have a State Government Pension that covers all of my living expenses +. I'm used to volatility and I've ridden out several nasty market corrections and recessions and it always seems like I've come out ahead compared to a mixed stock / bond port...
by joe8d
Sun Feb 04, 2018 11:42 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: I've never rebalanced - Can I do ok without it?
Replies: 35
Views: 4319

Re: I've never rebalanced - Can I do ok without it?

Never rebalanced. Done very well without it.
by joe8d
Sun Jan 28, 2018 11:27 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Career "advice" for someone without college
Replies: 39
Views: 2031

Re: Career "advice" for someone without college

PoppyA wrote:
Sun Jan 28, 2018 9:43 pm
I’ve heard there is great demand for welders.
Yeah, but who the hell wants to do that work.

Fast food store manager is not that bad in this current job environment.
by joe8d
Thu Jan 25, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Is it wise
Replies: 10
Views: 1138

Re: Is it wise

Joejoe00 wrote:
Thu Jan 25, 2018 7:32 pm
Ok was just curious...right now i have 100% into lifestrategy growth.
Stay where you are.
by joe8d
Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Vanguard Tax Forms Now Online
Replies: 39
Views: 2999

Re: Vanguard Tax Forms Now Online

flamesabers wrote:
Tue Jan 16, 2018 4:05 pm
John151 wrote:
Tue Jan 16, 2018 4:04 pm
That’s why I won’t “upgrade” unless I’m forced to.
+1.

Brokerage investors will likely have to wait another month before getting their tax statements.
+2
by joe8d
Sun Jan 14, 2018 11:03 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Are land line phones still being supported?
Replies: 60
Views: 3933

Re: Are land line phones still being supported?

Kenkat wrote:
Sun Jan 14, 2018 9:08 pm
I still have one.
Me too.
by joe8d
Wed Dec 20, 2017 7:48 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Please Post Tax Bill Questions Here [was Tax Bill Omnibus Thread]
Replies: 886
Views: 54097

Re: Tax Bill Omnibus Thread

Does anyone know if this tax plan continues the exemption for being over 65?
by joe8d
Fri Dec 15, 2017 9:52 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: 2nd million is easier!
Replies: 123
Views: 24427

Re: 2nd million is easier!

Yes,it was.
by joe8d
Wed Dec 13, 2017 8:10 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: TurboTax Prices
Replies: 186
Views: 24340

Re: TurboTax Prices

H&R Block is offering a free Fed( 1040 included ) /State online according to their Website.
by joe8d
Sat Dec 09, 2017 11:04 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Pay taxes on free food?
Replies: 30
Views: 3462

Re: Pay taxes on free food?

I have never received a 1099 from any of the pharmaceutical companies. I would guess 8-10 different companies have provided lunches for our department at about $10-$15 per lunch, and I have gone to a few dinners as well at around $80-$100 each. The gifts are only food and beverage. When I look at m...
by joe8d
Sat Dec 09, 2017 11:00 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 3491
Views: 985384

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

joe8d wrote:
Fri Dec 01, 2017 7:41 pm
Capsu78 wrote:
Fri Dec 01, 2017 3:05 pm
"Wind River" which was suggested by an earlier poster was the best movie I have seen this year, from 2017 anyway.
Got it from the library today to watch tomorrow.Also recommend " The Glass Castle "
It was VERY good.
by joe8d
Fri Dec 01, 2017 7:45 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Price of haircut?
Replies: 194
Views: 11828

Re: Price of haircut?

$13+$2 tip.Barber owns shop.
by joe8d
Fri Dec 01, 2017 7:41 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 3491
Views: 985384

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Capsu78 wrote:
Fri Dec 01, 2017 3:05 pm
"Wind River" which was suggested by an earlier poster was the best movie I have seen this year, from 2017 anyway.
Got it from the library today to watch tomorrow.Also recommend " The Glass Castle "
by joe8d
Sat Nov 25, 2017 10:52 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Any BLACK FRIDAY deals for Bogleheads?
Replies: 51
Views: 7332

Re: Any BLACK FRIDAY deals for Bogleheads?

The Dollar Tree was selling everything for a $1 on Black Friday.
by joe8d
Tue Nov 21, 2017 7:59 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: TaxAct and alternatives
Replies: 119
Views: 10860

Re: TaxAct and alternatives

Soaker wrote:
Mon Nov 20, 2017 9:59 pm
I got this e-mail offer on Sunday of Thanksgiving weekend last year and it worked out pretty well; we'll see if anything shows up in my mailbox this coming Sunday.

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Got the same. took it and worked out great. Looking for this year too.
by joe8d
Sun Nov 19, 2017 11:04 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Tax Returns - How Long Do you Keep?
Replies: 56
Views: 5542

Re: Tax Returns - How Long Do you Keep?

Three Years "Required" by IRS, That's all you have to do.
by joe8d
Fri Nov 10, 2017 9:13 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Any red flags all stocks no bonds...
Replies: 64
Views: 3855

Re: Any red flags all stocks no bonds...

For RETIREMENT account, all stocks is the way to go.
by joe8d
Tue Nov 07, 2017 8:53 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: "I took all my money out of the stock market and it feels amazing"
Replies: 69
Views: 9668

Re: "I took all my money out of the stock market and it feels amazing"

CULater wrote:
Tue Nov 07, 2017 5:06 pm
It is very hard to quit playing the game, or to believe that anybody else would do it. What are you going to do to fill all those empty days in retirement?
Right. 75 and still play the game.
by joe8d
Mon Nov 06, 2017 8:52 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 3491
Views: 985384

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

" Book of Henry " A very unique story.
by joe8d
Sat Nov 04, 2017 10:46 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: I came up with a Bond plan.....Good or Bad...you decide
Replies: 19
Views: 2004

Re: I came up with a Bond plan.....Good or Bad...you decide

VFSUX (Vanguard Short-Term Investment-Grade Fund Admiral Shares) is my favorite
by joe8d
Thu Nov 02, 2017 7:38 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Does Retirement Make You Lazier?
Replies: 87
Views: 8450

Re: Does Retirement Make You Lazier?

1210sda wrote:
Thu Nov 02, 2017 6:59 pm
If,...... If there is any greater laziness in me it's because I'm older, not because I'm retired. :happy

1210
Yes,That's the reason.
by joe8d
Mon Oct 30, 2017 7:27 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Best to harvest Dividends to meet living expenses
Replies: 23
Views: 2490

Re: Best to harvest Dividends to meet living expenses

Will you need those dividends?If not, reinvest till needed.
by joe8d
Sat Oct 28, 2017 9:42 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: What was the main reason you retired?
Replies: 210
Views: 17274

Re: What was the main reason you retired?

Company Closed.
by joe8d
Sat Oct 28, 2017 9:40 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: RMD distribution timing
Replies: 32
Views: 3001

Re: RMD distribution timing

The Wizard wrote:
Fri Oct 27, 2017 9:20 pm
joe8d wrote:
Fri Oct 27, 2017 8:29 pm
First Q reinvest date for TSM.TSM from IRA goes into Taxable TSM.
This isn't really helping to clarify the RMD question...
I'm sorry, but I think I answered the OP's question.
by joe8d
Fri Oct 27, 2017 8:29 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: RMD distribution timing
Replies: 32
Views: 3001

Re: RMD distribution timing

First Q reinvest date for TSM.TSM from IRA goes into Taxable TSM.
by joe8d
Tue Oct 24, 2017 7:55 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Why do I need bonds? (I'm 30)
Replies: 70
Views: 7673

Re: Why do I need bonds? (I'm 30)

You Don't.
by joe8d
Sat Oct 21, 2017 9:39 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: When one reaches the 1 million mark what to do with all the money?
Replies: 33
Views: 6978

Re: When one reaches the 1 million mark what to do with all the money?

Say an investor reaches the 1 million mark and keeps saving until he hits 2 million etc.
I do nothing.
by joe8d
Wed Oct 11, 2017 8:20 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Please define "cash"
Replies: 31
Views: 2435

Re: Please define "cash"

Cash is the money in your wallet.Anything that pays interest is a "Debt Instrument".
by joe8d
Sat Oct 07, 2017 10:03 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Third time in my 32 year career I have been laid off
Replies: 87
Views: 11210

Re: Third time in my 32 year career I have been laid off

My employer mentioned he wants to soften the transition by offering me a part-time consultant position and we'll talk soon.
Sounds like they still need you, but can get you on the cheap that way.
by joe8d
Thu Oct 05, 2017 8:05 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Millionaire Next Door (Thank you Bogleheads)
Replies: 81
Views: 12543

Re: Millionaire Next Door (Thank you Bogleheads)

dratkinson wrote:
Thu Oct 05, 2017 4:36 pm
Congratulations. The first million is the hardest... or so I've been told. One day.
Yes, the 2nd sneaks up on you.
by joe8d
Wed Oct 04, 2017 7:56 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 3491
Views: 985384

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

LadyGeek wrote:
Wed Oct 04, 2017 7:27 pm
Lost City of Z, on Amazon prime. A British explorer searches for a hidden ancient city in South America. Not bad.
Yes, and was based on a true story.
by joe8d
Wed Sep 27, 2017 8:24 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: $700 to install a dishwasher seem by a plumber?!
Replies: 65
Views: 5207

Re: $700 to install a dishwasher seem by a plumber?!

Seems expensive to me but then again it is Chicago. We recently purchased a Bosch from Lowes. The took out the old one ,installed the new one in about half an hour. I believe the installation was 99.00. 700 is off the charts. Check out lowes in your area. :happy Same experience.Whirlpool DW from Lo...