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by mrb55
Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Aimloan.com for a refinance?
Replies: 12
Views: 797

Re: Aimloan.com for a refinance?

I have refinanced twice with Aimloan. They are completely transparent in their pricing and the process was painless. I would use them again.
by mrb55
Tue Jul 24, 2018 10:36 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What investment/finance book to read next
Replies: 21
Views: 1272

Re: What investment/finance book to read next

I’ve read the following, and I’m looking for what I should read next. Something that these books may not have touched on, or something that goes into a little further detail. Millionaire Mind Millionaire next door Random walk down wall street. BogleHeads guide to investing BogleHeads guide to 3 fun...
by mrb55
Sat Jul 21, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: New Vanguard Security Code Requirement [2FA: Two-factor authentication]
Replies: 185
Views: 12865

Re: New Vanguard Security Code Requirement

What I'm curious about is how people prefer to receive their second factor code. I prefer to have mine emailed to me. Partially becuase I'm likely already on a computer, and have access to email. Also then I can just copy and paste. Do you think having it sent via text, or an actual phone call, is ...
by mrb55
Wed Jul 18, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: New Vanguard Security Code Requirement [2FA: Two-factor authentication]
Replies: 185
Views: 12865

Re: New Vanguard Security Code Requirement

Hopefully FIDO2 authentication will be along very soon. This will replace U2F and make the usb PKI token (think yubikey) the "primary" authenticator instead of the secondary one it is now (at Vanguard). Each login authentication to different financial and other secured websites will be unique but wi...
by mrb55
Sat Jun 16, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Functional Medicine/ managing the costs
Replies: 31
Views: 1630

Re: Functional Medicine/ managing the costs

Conventional Medicine versus Functional Medicine Conventional Medicine:. Doctor to Patient: I'm sorry but you have a developed a chronic lifelong disease for which there is no cure. We also have no idea what the cause is. Oh, but wait, we have this wonderful maintenance medicine that is EXTREMELY ex...
by mrb55
Fri May 25, 2018 8:35 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Quicken - Do you use it?
Replies: 59
Views: 3903

Re: Quicken - Do you use it?

Received my first Quicken program for Christmas in 1993. I've been using it ever since, upgrading along the way. My entire financial life is in it, in gory detail. I manually enter and categorize every transaction: credit card, bank accounts, and all investment accounts, including 401ks over the ye...
by mrb55
Tue Apr 10, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Should I prewire my home network myself?
Replies: 40
Views: 2650

Re: Should I prewire my home network myself?

I'm definitely of the mind that any device that doesn't move should be hardwired. Less configuration and troubleshooting, better more reliable performance, and also makes your OTHER devices that you do want to be wireless perform better, due to reduced congestion. So all of my TVs, Tivos, desktop P...
by mrb55
Thu Feb 08, 2018 2:47 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: free dinner investing seminar
Replies: 318
Views: 27861

Re: free dinner investing seminar

Nah, you missed my whole point. Please continue to "inform readers" as much as you can. Never anything wrong with that. I will confess that I didn't understand that there was a science behind the sales pitch (however, no surprise). We're Bogleheads. I would wager that many of us have risen far abov...
by mrb55
Tue Feb 06, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Quicken Premier 5-year subscription $0 (free) on quicken website
Replies: 161
Views: 12795

Re: Quicken Premier 5-year subscription $0 (free) on quicken website

Quicken management: "How do we turn a bonehead IT screwup into a nice business opportunity?" As I said before, "shrewd business move by Quicken.". :moneybag If I were at Quicken, I personally would have pushed for 6 months to try and get people into and hooked on their product. For 60 days, it's no...
by mrb55
Tue Feb 06, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Quicken Premier 5-year subscription $0 (free) on quicken website
Replies: 161
Views: 12795

Re: Quicken Premier 5-year subscription $0 (free) on quicken website

Quicken management: "How do we turn a bonehead IT screwup into a nice business opportunity?" As I said before, "shrewd business move by Quicken.". :moneybag
by mrb55
Mon Feb 05, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Quicken Premier 5-year subscription $0 (free) on quicken website
Replies: 161
Views: 12795

Re: Quicken Premier 5-year subscription $0 (free) on quicken website

Looks like the account duration has been updated to only 60 days: PLAN DETAILS Quicken Premier Auto-renew: Off Duration: Feb 04 2018 – Apr 06 2018 ------ However, the "Your Purchases" section still shows: Your Purchases QUICKEN PREMIER 2018 DIRECT DOWNLOAD 5YR Platform: N/A Date Purchased: February ...
by mrb55
Sun Feb 04, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Quicken Premier 5-year subscription $0 (free) on quicken website
Replies: 161
Views: 12795

Re: Quicken Premier 5-year subscription $0 (free) on quicken website

Update, for what it’s worth. I had disabled auto renew, but then re-enabled it. It took me to a page to enter a cred it card number and shows my renewal date as 2/5/2023. I also received an email with invoice for $0 for the five years and an another confirmation email stating my renewal date is 2/4...
by mrb55
Sun Feb 04, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Quicken Premier 5-year subscription $0 (free) on quicken website
Replies: 161
Views: 12795

Re: Quicken Premier 5-year subscription $0 (free) on quicken website

Just ordered. They did want the credit card information which I provided. However, I'm in the same boat. Downloaded but holding off on the install until this all settles out. I like Quicken 2017 Premier now and have another two years of support on it that I don't want to break if this turns out to b...
by mrb55
Thu Feb 01, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: FIDO U2F Security - Best "Non-Vanguard" Option
Replies: 4
Views: 459

Re: FIDO U2F Security - Best "Non-Vanguard" Option

I'm pretty sure Vanguard admiral level funds aren't available with Fidelity. I can only buy investor shares of VISVX Vanguard small cap value in my 401k.

However Scottrade does allow admiral shares.
by mrb55
Thu Feb 01, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: FIDO U2F Security - Best "Non-Vanguard" Option
Replies: 4
Views: 459

Re: FIDO U2F Security - Best "Non-Vanguard" Option

For consistency with the rest of my portfolio I would prefer it to be the same mutual fund, but technically, it doesn't have to be.
by mrb55
Thu Feb 01, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: FIDO U2F Security - Best "Non-Vanguard" Option
Replies: 4
Views: 459

FIDO U2F Security - Best "Non-Vanguard" Option

I currently have several shares of VTSAX Vanguard Total Stock Market at Scottrade in an after tax account. Additional purchases of that fund with new dollars had a transaction cost of $18 per trade which wasn't horrible but could be better. As Scottrade will be migrating to TD Ameritrade, I figured ...
by mrb55
Mon Mar 14, 2016 10:50 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: "Debt Inflation" book - Any thoughts?
Replies: 10
Views: 1842

Re: "Debt Inflation" book - Benjamin Moore - Any thoughts?

...Essentially, the book discusses true monetary inflation (not CPI inflation)... There are some who define inflation as an increase in the money supply rather than an increase in prices we pay for goods and services (aka CPI inflation). They are usually regarded as cranks and are way outside the m...
by mrb55
Mon Mar 14, 2016 12:12 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: "Debt Inflation" book - Any thoughts?
Replies: 10
Views: 1842

"Debt Inflation" book - Any thoughts?

I just finished reading "Debt Inflation" by Benjamin Moore and was wondering if anyone else had read this book? Essentially, the book discusses true monetary inflation (not CPI inflation) and how the available money supply and ongoing bank debt delinquencies can affect the stock market either positi...
by mrb55
Thu Jan 07, 2016 8:29 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Waste of money? [High-end home theater]
Replies: 151
Views: 13597

Re: Waste of money? [High-end home theater]

mrb55, Welcome! Before this thread deep-dives into "other member" setups (which I may have contributed to :?) did the OP come to any agreement with his wife on the budget for this "hobby"? Will there be any funds for her to spend "in-kind"? Thank you. Great question? Not sure about the wife answer....
by mrb55
Thu Jan 07, 2016 3:13 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Waste of money? [High-end home theater]
Replies: 151
Views: 13597

Re: Waste of money? [High-end home theater]

Here is my setup for the living room: Def Tech Mythos ST × 2 Def Tech Mythos 10 Center Channel Def Tech Di-8R ceiling surround x 2 Denon AVR-4311 Receiver Vizio M701 70" Passive 3d LED HDTV Total cost was about 8k. I have never regretted making this purchase and enjoy it every night. You don't need ...