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by petergibbons
Sun Nov 27, 2016 10:51 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Any thoughts on The Aurora Report?
Replies: 7
Views: 2492

Re: Any thoughts on The Aurora Report?

"The financial media tends to focus most of its attention on stock market forecasts by purported investment gurus. They do so because they know that's what gets the public's attention. Investors must believe they have value or they wouldn't tune in. Nor would they subscribe to investment newsl...
by petergibbons
Sun Nov 27, 2016 10:03 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Any thoughts on The Aurora Report?
Replies: 7
Views: 2492

Any thoughts on The Aurora Report?

It is a paid investment newsletter than gives advice re: stocks, bonds, precious metals etc. Any one have any experience or thoughts?
by petergibbons
Sun Aug 28, 2016 8:26 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Any thoughts on Hedgeable?
Replies: 7
Views: 985

Re: Any thoughts on Hedgeable?

So one of the downsides of investing in this would be diminished gains during a bull market.

What is to keep the avg boglehead from investing in this?
by petergibbons
Sun Aug 28, 2016 1:48 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Any thoughts on Hedgeable?
Replies: 7
Views: 985

Any thoughts on Hedgeable?

They are a robo advisory type of firm out of NYC and their schtick is downside risk protection, distinguishing them from betterment, wealth front, etc. Any thoughts on this company or style of investing?
by petergibbons
Sat Jul 02, 2016 10:13 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: A nurse practitioner will not release my medical records! Help!
Replies: 25
Views: 3625

Re: A nurse practitioner will not release my medical records! Help!

Report him or her to state board of nursing or at least threaten to do so.
by petergibbons
Sat Jul 02, 2016 9:54 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Where were you financially when you were at 30?
Replies: 226
Views: 29483

Re: Where were you financially when you were at 30?

Just turned 30 this year. Have around 100k. No debt. Have a new higher income job now and hope to get to 1 million by age 37-38.
by petergibbons
Wed Mar 23, 2016 11:09 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Target Retirement Fund
Replies: 22
Views: 2451

Re: Target Retirement Fund

Are the Vanguard retirement funds a better choice then betterment funds? Does tax loss harvesting play a significant factor in it?
by petergibbons
Fri Oct 23, 2015 8:11 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Buying Prescription Eyeglasses Online
Replies: 31
Views: 4774

Re: Buying Prescription Eyeglasses Online

Warby Parker is great. I've bought regular but fashionable prescription glasses (about $125) and also prescription sunglasses (about $150). I am fairly myopic too. I've been happy with both pairs. I did the free (well $1) trial of 5 pairs prior to each purchase. Their customer service is great too a...
by petergibbons
Mon Apr 20, 2015 5:08 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: [Vanguard Prime assets available in new brokerage account?]
Replies: 12
Views: 1146

Re: [Vanguard Prime assets available in new brokerage accoun

I opened a brokerage account today with Vanguard. I already had $X in their Prime money market with which I have purchased mutual funds. However, when I go to execute a stock trade using money already in the money market, it displays my prime money market balance as zero. Why is that? Why doesnt it...
by petergibbons
Mon Apr 20, 2015 5:06 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: [Vanguard Prime assets available in new brokerage account?]
Replies: 12
Views: 1146

Re: Quick technical question about Vanguard website

@petergibbons - the reply from ResearchMed may be correct, but your question made me curious so I just logged into Vanguard to attempt (but not complete) a stock trade. Like you, have a standard taxable mutual fund account and a taxable brokerage account (in addition to a rollover IRA that's not re...
by petergibbons
Sun Apr 19, 2015 9:29 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: [Vanguard Prime assets available in new brokerage account?]
Replies: 12
Views: 1146

Re: Quick technical question about Vanguard website

Oh, technically, you may have two different Prime money market fund accounts: one for mutual funds and one for non-mutual funds. One has money in it and the other has nothing in it. I think you are right. Is there a way to transfer money from one money market fund to the other? Is this a taxable, I...
by petergibbons
Sun Apr 19, 2015 9:13 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: [Vanguard Prime assets available in new brokerage account?]
Replies: 12
Views: 1146

Re: Quick technical question about Vanguard website

livesoft wrote:Oh, technically, you may have two different Prime money market fund accounts: one for mutual funds and one for non-mutual funds. One has money in it and the other has nothing in it.


I think you are right. Is there a way to transfer money from one money market fund to the other?
by petergibbons
Sun Apr 19, 2015 8:33 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: [Vanguard Prime assets available in new brokerage account?]
Replies: 12
Views: 1146

[Vanguard Prime assets available in new brokerage account?]

I opened a brokerage account today with Vanguard. I already had $X in their Prime money market with which I have purchased mutual funds. However, when I go to execute a stock trade using money already in the money market, it displays my prime money market balance as zero. Why is that? Why doesnt it ...
by petergibbons
Mon Apr 06, 2015 5:13 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Help out out a 29 y.o guy with personal investments
Replies: 7
Views: 1227

Re: Help out out a 29 y.o guy with personal investments

If you're worried about the bull market ending, just invest the minimum in either the Balanced Index Fund or the Life Strategy Moderate Growth Fund. Sure, you'll lose some money when the bull market ends, but so will everyone else, and the blow will be somewhat cushioned by the roughly 40% bond all...
by petergibbons
Sun Apr 05, 2015 4:14 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Help out out a 29 y.o guy with personal investments
Replies: 7
Views: 1227

Re: Help out out a 29 y.o guy with personal investments

Adding onto what mbres60 said, nothing is really "immune" to a market crash. If you want to look at the potential risk of various Vanguard funds, type the ticker symbols into Morningstar and decide if the loss during 2008-9 is something you could tolerate. A good place to start if you wan...
by petergibbons
Sun Apr 05, 2015 4:06 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Help out out a 29 y.o guy with personal investments
Replies: 7
Views: 1227

Re: Help out out a 29 y.o guy with personal investments

Because you said your knowledge is lacking I would suggest first doing a lot of reading. Look in the Wiki and read. There are also suggested books. You have hopefully a long time horizon so don't worry about what the market is doing now. Over the next 35 years there will be many ups and downs. Too ...
by petergibbons
Sun Apr 05, 2015 12:51 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Help out out a 29 y.o guy with personal investments
Replies: 7
Views: 1227

Help out out a 29 y.o guy with personal investments

29 y.o single guy. I live somewhat frugally although do like the occasional splurge on tech, restaurants, etc. Make 60k a year as medical resident doctor. Income projected to increased in 2016 after I am done with training. Plan on renting at least for the next 2-3 years, currently rent is $1300. Pa...