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by ellink
Fri Nov 22, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Hard Life Changes - Help With Looking For Employment After 10 Years
Replies: 48
Views: 5885

Re: Hard Life Changes - Help With Looking For Employment After 10 Years

JPL (NASA Jet Propulsion Lab) frequently has interesting positions including in communications. Your physics degree would likely be valued there.
by ellink
Mon Jul 15, 2019 11:06 pm
Forum: US Chapters
Topic: New Orange County, CA Local Chapter established
Replies: 70
Views: 7871

Re: Orange County, CA chapter?

I'm in LA but interested if the meeting is held on a weekend.
by ellink
Mon May 06, 2019 11:15 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Aulani Disney resort
Replies: 15
Views: 2266

Re: Aulani Disney resort

We hadn't stayed in a Disney property before and felt like it was $$$. For that reason, I was inclined not to like it but it's great.
by ellink
Thu Apr 18, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Locked into [American Funds] - best choices?
Replies: 14
Views: 973

Re: Locked into AF - best choices?

Thanks yougoitdude and MichCPA. I have mulling these questions for weeks. Great to get such a quick and helpful response!
by ellink
Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Locked into [American Funds] - best choices?
Replies: 14
Views: 973

Re: Locked into AF - best choices?

Yes, all the funds are in a taxable account. I did not know that moving between funds created a taxable event. Thanks for this info!
Also, the load was paid years ago. I will call about the $1200. Perhaps it is an AUM fee?
by ellink
Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Locked into [American Funds] - best choices?
Replies: 14
Views: 973

Locked into [American Funds] - best choices?

Another reader who came to Bogleheads late in the game. So, bear with me. I purchased American Funds a long time ago and now have a portfolio exceeding $300K. I am about 5 years from retirement so don't want to take the tax hit by cashing out and purchasing index funds. But, I am looking for advice ...
by ellink
Sun Mar 17, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Buy a previous loaner car
Replies: 20
Views: 1731

Re: Buy a previous loaner car

I bought a BMW 3 series with ~3K miles on it from the dealer. Never used high test gasoline. Traded it in at 100K miles. Never had a problem.
by ellink
Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Bright daughter wants to work for nonprofit
Replies: 103
Views: 8786

Re: Bright daughter wants to work for nonprofit

As others have said, working for a nonprofit isn't necessarily a hardship pay wise. She appears to be of the mindset that all these positions are steppingstones, which is fine. She should stick with her current job a little longer (make it to 1 year, at least) while she surveys the landscape and fig...
by ellink
Thu Feb 28, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Should I move to a high cost of living area?
Replies: 48
Views: 2528

Re: Should I move to a high cost of living area?

I love Marin County and would move there in a heartbeat. For me, it would be a lifestyle decision. Good luck!
by ellink
Sat Jan 19, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: No 529. son in high school
Replies: 19
Views: 2098

No 529. son in high school

Sadly, we did not start a 529 when we talked about it -- our son was 2. Now he is in HS. Seems like funding a 529 would be taking on risk w/o a lot reward at this point. Do I have any other options for using tax-deferred $$ to pay for college? I feel like I read something here about I-bonds... Any h...
by ellink
Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Did you ever "win" big?
Replies: 133
Views: 10633

Re: Did you ever "win" big?

Yes. 25 years ago, I returned from living in Europe and needed a job. My background was in pharma but I wanted to learn something new so went with a biotech. The company offered stock options and an employee purchase program. I maxed out on both. I know it is very non Bogleheadish but I was young an...
by ellink
Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Need a little insight from STEM Bogleheads
Replies: 59
Views: 2929

Re: Need a little insight from STEM Bogleheads

My suggestion is that she start a tutoring practice. I don't know where you live but in many cities, families hire tutors to prepare their kids for high school and college entrance exams (in addition to AP tutoring). The math tutor that my son worked with (in LA) charged $100/hr and she was booked s...
by ellink
Wed Nov 14, 2018 12:12 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Can you suggest where to live if work at UCLA
Replies: 40
Views: 3595

Re: Can you suggest where to live if work at UCLA

UCLA has a robust van pool program. It doesn't make the commute any shorter but it may mitigate some of the driving and parking issues.
by ellink
Mon Sep 18, 2017 12:13 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Buying nightguards (teeth grinding)
Replies: 65
Views: 8001

Re: Buying nightguards (teeth grinding)

I'm with random walker. Mine was from the dentist. Cost ~$700 more than 10 years ago. I'm still using it. In fact, I can't sleep without it. I also tried the sports-type and they were unusable. The one I have now is fantastic and has really saved a lot of wear and tear on my teeth. I highly recommen...
by ellink
Sat Sep 16, 2017 9:34 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Can I move American Funds to Schwab
Replies: 3
Views: 385

Can I move American Funds to Schwab

I have $200K in American funds at Prudential (bought a long time ago...). Would it be cost effective to move them to Schwab?
Also will Schwab accept a different asset class than the one they offer?
Tx!