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by tjgardner
Fri Apr 20, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How long have you been employed?
Replies: 44
Views: 2640

Re: How long have you been employed?

Yikes! Counting delivery of the Cleveland Press, that puts me at about 50 years. Quitting this year.
by tjgardner
Mon Feb 19, 2018 7:07 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Do you wear a wedding band? [at a job interview]
Replies: 157
Views: 10071

Re: Do you wear a wedding band? [at a job interview]

At age 28 and not married with no ring, I had a job interview where the hiring manager asked "why have you never married"? Not sure if he was trying to sort out the many possible reasons, but I had already decided that I wasn't interested in the job, and since he had told me more about himself than ...
by tjgardner
Thu Jul 06, 2017 10:02 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Task management / organizing app
Replies: 52
Views: 2770

Re: Task management / organizing app

I use Todoist and like it quite a lot. Basically you would have one account that you both could sign in to. You can create projects that might have sub-tasks under them, or label/group similar items by context or date. It is easy to set due dates and reminders as text messages. I also use recurring ...
by tjgardner
Tue Jun 27, 2017 8:14 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: UPS freezing pensions for non-union
Replies: 6
Views: 1973

Re: UPS freezing pensions for non-union

Agree that in general you shouldn't count on that. But I have had first a "years of service" freeze, and eventually a "total benefit" freeze.In both cases, given adequate notice and adjustment to 401k related benefits. There are some I worked with who felt they had the rug pulled out, but in reality...
by tjgardner
Thu Mar 23, 2017 6:28 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: 100% stocks w/pension?
Replies: 40
Views: 5527

Re: 100% stocks w/pension?

Just a couple of thoughts - As noted earlier, you are betting on the pension remaining solvent, and that your career will continue in a way that you will be there to realize the full value. As you get closer to actually realizing the pension as income, then the 100% makes sense. Somewhere in between...
by tjgardner
Thu Feb 02, 2017 7:38 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: How do you guys ignore this stuff?
Replies: 80
Views: 9910

Re: How do you guys ignore this stuff?

You will need an equally "reliable" source to inform you when to get back in. :shock:
by tjgardner
Wed Jan 11, 2017 2:15 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: 2017 Boglehead Contest Charts
Replies: 11
Views: 1622

Re: 2017 Boglehead Contest Charts

Is that bearish percentage for the last three years correct? Seems like it should be about 33% for this year.