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by SP-diceman
Sun Jan 11, 2015 9:37 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: cat water fountain
Replies: 75
Views: 9767

Re: cat water fountain

My cats won't drink from their water dish either, and they ignore the cat fountain I bought them. But for some unknown reason they like drinking from the flower vase in the living room, so I just add fresh water to that every day (and no longer put flowers in it). Sounds like something they could t...
by SP-diceman
Tue Jan 06, 2015 9:37 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Is "stay the course" a commandment or a suggestion?
Replies: 60
Views: 5456

Re: Is "stay the course" a commandment or a suggestion?

It's the only choice we have.
It's a reminder we're human.
by SP-diceman
Mon Jan 05, 2015 2:36 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Bogleheads 2015 Hedge Fund Contest
Replies: 227
Views: 37963

Re: Bogleheads 2015 Hedge Fund Contest

Name: Manager See Manager Do Fund

Long: EW, EA

Short: COH, MAT
by SP-diceman
Thu Feb 27, 2014 4:03 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Do children become less expensive as they grow up?
Replies: 93
Views: 9890

Re: Do children become less expensive as they grow up?

I have to laugh. Definitely not. I see the mention of figure skating expenses. I can check that box. For my other girl it was gymnastics and now dance. This won't be applicable to everyone, but throw in summer camp Yeah, but isn’t this just a keeping up with the Joneses thing? I don’t remember anyo...
by SP-diceman
Wed Jan 29, 2014 1:15 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Does anyone have a bat house?
Replies: 31
Views: 2550

Re: Does anyone have a bat house?

I only have a bat cave.
by SP-diceman
Sun Jan 26, 2014 12:36 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Rebalancing the same than timing the market ?
Replies: 24
Views: 1705

Re: Rebalancing the same than timing the market ?

deikel wrote:Not trying to provoke the wrath of the bogleheads, but....:


Is rebalancing not a form of market timing ?


If you're worried about being called a "market timer" just ask them what they're doing?
:happy
by SP-diceman
Sat Jan 25, 2014 11:57 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: about snow and the stock market
Replies: 26
Views: 1842

Re: about snow and the stock market

I thought everyone knew?

Its "fog" that controls markets.
(yes, cloudy crystal balls count)
by SP-diceman
Fri Jan 24, 2014 3:50 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Glad I own bonds today!
Replies: 56
Views: 5657

Re: Glad I own bonds today!

pastafarian wrote:Is something happening in the stock market? I'm not watching CNBC. :confused


I heard something about "the sky is falling."
:D
by SP-diceman
Fri Jan 24, 2014 3:42 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: percolator vs drip
Replies: 109
Views: 9821

Re: percolator vs drip

Instant.

I know, I know, its right up there with daytrading! :happy
by SP-diceman
Fri Jan 24, 2014 3:36 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Careers you've enjoyed
Replies: 47
Views: 4676

Re: Careers you've enjoyed

The best times Ive had at work was when I controlled the vertical and horizontal of my day.
(only a few short years out of decades)

The rest of the time I was in a Dilbert cartoon vs. drawing one. :D
by SP-diceman
Thu Jan 23, 2014 3:17 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Investing in a carwash
Replies: 36
Views: 5079

Re: Investing in a carwash

I had a neighbor. During the 2008 downturn I would see him leave for work in the morning. I was glad to see that he stayed employed. Over the summer I found out he owned/ran a carwash down the street. I "figured" it was one of those invinicible things like car repair. (people will get the ...
by SP-diceman
Sun Jan 05, 2014 1:52 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: The Funniest Movie Ever
Replies: 227
Views: 21846

Re: The Funniest Movie Ever

The Owl and the Pussycat.
(Streisand/Segal)

A Shot in the dark.
(Sellers)

A Guide for the Married Man
(Matthau)
by SP-diceman
Fri Jan 03, 2014 3:43 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: A stock picker's market
Replies: 9
Views: 1256

Re: A stock picker's market

Every year is a stock picker's market.
...picking the stocks is the problem.

:D
by SP-diceman
Thu Jan 02, 2014 3:10 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What does a Bogle TV look like?
Replies: 78
Views: 6539

Re: What does a Bogle TV look like?

Do you use your old school television until it dies? When I was at a Labor Day barbecue a few years ago, my cousin asked, “where do you throw out a TV?” I said, “I’ll take it.” A 1980’s style, CRT type. (nothing flat here) I’ll have to see how long it lasts, and if the Guinness folks need to be con...
by SP-diceman
Thu Jan 02, 2014 2:52 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: "Cheapskate of the Year"
Replies: 87
Views: 11659

Re: "Cheapskate of the Year"

VictoriaF wrote:Cut letters from marketing junk mail and glue them into words to save the printer cartridge.

Victoria


You had glue? :D
by SP-diceman
Thu Jan 02, 2014 8:59 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: The inevitability of rising inflation--is it so?
Replies: 130
Views: 9979

Re: The inevitability of rising inflation--is it so?

Is inflation natural/necessary? Can there be a world of stable prices forever? (things like “crop damage from weather” seem temporary) Certainly inflation existed before the FED. (and I would assume problems, solved themselves naturally, through supply/demand) If inflation can be created, why would ...
by SP-diceman
Thu Jan 02, 2014 8:40 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: REGISTRATION FOR THE 2014 BOGLEHEAD CONTEST
Replies: 537
Views: 28533

Re: REGISTRATION FOR THE 2014 BOGLEHEAD CONTEST

A year for round numbers:

2200
by SP-diceman
Thu Jan 02, 2014 8:38 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Bogleheads 2014 Hedge fund contest
Replies: 160
Views: 21710

Re: Bogleheads 2014 Hedge fund contest

Monkey See Monkey Do Fund.

Longs: QCOR, UVE

Shorts: LAYN, AVHI
by SP-diceman
Mon Dec 30, 2013 2:39 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Favorite Christmas Gift
Replies: 43
Views: 3272

Re: Favorite Christmas Gift

Relatives celebrating Christmas on 12/28/13.
(so no one has to be on the roads/travel Christmas day)
by SP-diceman
Sun Dec 29, 2013 12:16 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Are Bogleheads "robots with Excel Spreadsheets?"
Replies: 74
Views: 5193

Re: Are Bogleheads "robots with Excel Spreadsheets?"

who aren't thinking decades ahead to retirement. A telling line. Retirement happens by magic. Someone else does the heavy lifting. No discomfort, plan, or future thinking necessary. By the way, why is today any different? Were folks guaranteed retirements in the 1960’s, 1850’s, 1700’s? Has no one p...
by SP-diceman
Sun Dec 29, 2013 12:03 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Are Bogleheads "robots with Excel Spreadsheets?"
Replies: 74
Views: 5193

Re: Are Bogleheads "robots with Excel Spreadsheets?"

I have suspected for some time that posters like nisi and livesoft may in fact be robots that were invented by Mel and Taylor. As to the article, there was a telling quote. Leslie Lynch, 52, of Glastonbury, Conn., had $30,000 in her 401(k) retirement account when she lost her $65,000-a-year job las...
by SP-diceman
Sun Dec 29, 2013 11:38 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Are Bogleheads "robots with Excel Spreadsheets?"
Replies: 74
Views: 5193

Re: Are Bogleheads "robots with Excel Spreadsheets?"

"Retirement specialist Teresa Ghilarducci of the New School for Social Research in New York says the voluntary plans "work for a robot with an Excel spreadsheet," not for people trying to pay bills and care for children who aren't thinking decades ahead to retirement." Boglehead...
by SP-diceman
Sat Dec 28, 2013 11:05 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: 'Play' Money
Replies: 95
Views: 10435

Re: 'Play' Money

- then skydiving, racing, snowboarding, and many others provide excitement without knowingly making an irrational financial choice. This is just "play" rationalization. I'll take a small stock investment over skydiving any day of the week. (difficult to hit the ground at terminal velocity...
by SP-diceman
Thu Dec 26, 2013 10:54 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: 2014 Boglehead Predictions Thread
Replies: 57
Views: 6480

Re: 2014 Boglehead Predictions Thread

Yield will be the new black.
by SP-diceman
Thu Dec 26, 2013 10:48 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: [Why did my fund suddenly drop in value?]
Replies: 196
Views: 88487

Re: Why did VCVSX drop 8% today?

...was a dividend paid?
by SP-diceman
Thu Dec 26, 2013 10:40 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: 2014 Boglehead Predictions Thread
Replies: 57
Views: 6480

Re: 2014 Boglehead Predictions Thread

Market prices will fluctuate.
by SP-diceman
Wed Dec 25, 2013 4:07 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Something I don't understand about music
Replies: 108
Views: 8226

Re: Something I don't understand about music

I wonder what your opinion would be if you didn’t know Dylan? Sometimes we actually like what the person stands for or represents vs. technical skills. (or if famous, we think we should like him) All types of “bias” creeps into the mix. …he’s the “common man.” …classical is “boring.” …opera is too “...
by SP-diceman
Wed Dec 25, 2013 3:22 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How many folks have a dog?
Replies: 112
Views: 11252

Re: How many folks have a dog?

Cats.
by SP-diceman
Wed Dec 25, 2013 11:22 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: turkey was juiceless
Replies: 28
Views: 2598

Re: turkey was juiceless

I cook it in a bag.

...seems to work better.
by SP-diceman
Thu Dec 19, 2013 9:48 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Obamacare and Cancellation of Non Conforming Insurance
Replies: 20
Views: 2066

Re: Obamacare and Cancellation of Non Conforming Insurance

My son had a personal experience with the current healthcare transition process that might help some people. He is currently on an insurance plan that does not qualify under the new rules. As such he was informed that his plan will not be renewable in 2014 Thats the idea. I'm sure they will all be ...
by SP-diceman
Sun Dec 15, 2013 9:38 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Stock Picking is Hard
Replies: 21
Views: 2121

Re: Stock Picking is Hard

Stock picking is easy.
Beating the indexes is hard.
:D
by SP-diceman
Sat Dec 14, 2013 2:21 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Porter Stansberry advising going to 100% cash - Help!
Replies: 56
Views: 9593

Re: Porter Stansberry advising going to 100% cash - Help!

From Barrons:

Wall Street strategists expect stocks to rise 10%, boosted by a stronger economy and fatter corporate profits. Bullish on tech, industrials.


Now where am I?
Who do I listen to? :oops:
by SP-diceman
Wed Dec 11, 2013 12:45 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What's your definition of "drive it into the ground?"
Replies: 50
Views: 5494

Re: What's your definition of "drive it into the ground?"

280k miles.

When the trans went, it was (as the song goes) time to say goodbye. :D
by SP-diceman
Tue Dec 03, 2013 11:17 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: trend following
Replies: 80
Views: 6530

Re: trend following

VictoriaF wrote:How far back should we go?


I seem to recall something about tulips?
:D
by SP-diceman
Mon Nov 25, 2013 2:26 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: S&P beats 421 Boglehead guesses [2013 Contest]
Replies: 13
Views: 2014

Re: S&P beats 421 Bogleheads guess [2013 Contest]

Prices have reached “what looks to be a permanently high plateau.”
:happy
by SP-diceman
Thu Nov 21, 2013 12:49 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: I Know Nothing! Absolutely Nothing!
Replies: 29
Views: 4573

Re: I Know Nothing! Absolutely Nothing!

mlh46 wrote:Maybe I can start my own CNBC show and repeat "I know nothing and neither does anyone else" over and over for an hour.


Could be called: Sane Money! :D
by SP-diceman
Wed Nov 20, 2013 3:58 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Thinning hair/ hair loss products
Replies: 35
Views: 5859

Re: Thinning hair/ hair loss products

VictoriaF wrote:
frugaltype wrote: I don't know any woman who actually likes a beard on a man.


Some beards are more palatable than others.



Victoria


Typically the ones that get in your soup! :D
by SP-diceman
Wed Nov 20, 2013 3:33 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Thinning hair/ hair loss products
Replies: 35
Views: 5859

Re: Thinning hair/ hair loss products

My brother has a piece. It gets attached to the hair you have left. As the real hair grows its gets loose, and needs to be refitted. (costing hundreds of dollars) While it looks just like his hair did, he doesn’t know how to get out of it. (basically you get stuck maintaining the illusion) If he tak...
by SP-diceman
Wed Nov 13, 2013 6:54 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Dying with $1 in Pocket
Replies: 52
Views: 4032

Re: Dying with $1 in Pocket

mathwhiz wrote:What exactly is wrong with dying with $1 in your pocket?


As long as you're accurate! :D
by SP-diceman
Thu Nov 07, 2013 2:08 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: google does math
Replies: 53
Views: 5240

Re: google does math

Imperabo wrote:
VictoriaF wrote:Right. Especially, because we have already eliminated the liveliest topics about life, universe and everything.



http://bit.ly/swfnZ6


We can all go home now.


Its not even a fibonacci number. :D
by SP-diceman
Tue Nov 05, 2013 10:44 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Brent Arends: you can beat the market with smart timing
Replies: 89
Views: 7363

Re: Brent Arends: you can beat the market with smart timing

A few key statistics can help average-Joe investors buy low, sell high


The “average-Joe” probably doesn’t have $100,000
“saved” for retirement.

He may want to work on saving vs. smart timing.
:D
by SP-diceman
Mon Oct 28, 2013 2:42 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Am I the only scifi fanatic who thinks that Gravity is lame?
Replies: 102
Views: 6821

Re: Am I the only scifi fanatic who thinks that Gravity is l

Gravity was lame when it brought the market down in 2008.

:D
by SP-diceman
Sun Oct 20, 2013 11:48 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Wine Investment
Replies: 23
Views: 2795

Re: Wine Investment

Nothing like “liquid assets.”
:happy
by SP-diceman
Sat Oct 19, 2013 11:38 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Whats the diff between index investing vs buying your own?
Replies: 39
Views: 3230

Re: Whats the diff between index investing vs buying your ow

techcrium wrote:
Say you have $500K to invest.


Another problem.

Most dont start there.
Funds allow small dollar purchases over time.
(and fractional share dividend renvestment)