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by jazman12
Wed Nov 14, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Can someone explain specifically how the "bucket" approach to retirement withdrawals is supposed to work?
Replies: 75
Views: 4824

Re: Can someone explain specifically how the "bucket" approach to retirement withdrawals is supposed to work?

Oicuryy wrote:
Wed Nov 14, 2018 10:37 am
That is a trade secret. You have to pay an investment manager an AUM fee to use their proprietary system to move money from bucket to bucket for you. None of them will tell you the details.

Ron
its VOODOO dont you know that!
by jazman12
Mon Nov 05, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Should I move from TRP to Vanguard?
Replies: 9
Views: 695

Re: Should I move from TRP to Vanguard?

I still have my old rollover 401k account with TRP, their no load active mutual funds are not crazy expensive. But for new money, I invest at Vanguard and Wellstrade for ETFs and index funds. When I retire, I will withdraw the money at TRP first and will hold on to low cost index funds. ++ i AGREE ...
by jazman12
Mon Nov 05, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: RMDs and taxes
Replies: 28
Views: 2737

Re: RMDs and taxes

Look up Qualified Charitable Donations. Once you turn 70.5, you can donate your RMD to a qualified charity, as a QCD. The limit is $100,000 per person. Your taxable income is reduced by the amount of the donation. So someone should give there money away to a charity so they don't pay taxes. That do...
by jazman12
Wed Oct 24, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: any recommendations for vacation stay in Punta Cana
Replies: 15
Views: 1353

Re: any recommendations for vacation stay in Punta Cana

As you say there are many options but are you focused only on Punta Cana and not other locations in the DR? Not that there is anything wrong with Punta Cana just asking what if anything else you are looking for when you are there. If you are focused on the beaches and dining but not buffet type the...
by jazman12
Wed Oct 24, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: any recommendations for vacation stay in Punta Cana
Replies: 15
Views: 1353

any recommendations for vacation stay in Punta Cana

My DW and I have never vacationed in the Dominion Republic and are looking for a good All-Inclusive place to stay. There are so many choices and travel Review sites are no help as they are at best confusing and inconsistent. We are older and are looking for a good location on the beach with decent d...
by jazman12
Thu Oct 18, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Did you retire because you hit your number?
Replies: 71
Views: 6601

Re: Did you retire because you hit your number?

bondsr4me wrote:
Wed Oct 17, 2018 8:01 am
I retired last year.

I enjoyed what I did, but came to the realization that every day that goes by is one less day left.

I didn't want to be sorry for not living life.

Everyone has a different reason, but I just felt "it was time".

Don
Glad you realized that TIME is everything...
by jazman12
Fri Oct 05, 2018 8:35 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What purchase saved you the most money?
Replies: 136
Views: 12930

Re: What purchase saved you the most money?

I usually focus on not spending money to grow my net worth but there are some purchases that save you more than their cost. My friend and I purchased hair clippers at Costco for $40 2 years ago and have buzzed each other's hair since. My cost: $20. Has saved me $240 in haircuts so far. What purchas...
by jazman12
Fri Oct 05, 2018 8:33 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What purchase saved you the most money?
Replies: 136
Views: 12930

Re: What purchase saved you the most money?

First, of course, is being married to my only wife for 40 years. Not really a purchase, but far more impactful than any other decision. Second, my most significant savings moment occurred when I realized what annual fees actually were, both charged by my investment advisor and also the mutual funds...
by jazman12
Tue Sep 25, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: DIYers Taking a Toll
Replies: 50
Views: 6580

Re: DIYers Taking a Toll

Thank you for your concerns about my son, he is 31-yo and will do fine in his next endeavor. I agree active managed funds will get hammered just as hard as index funds in a down market. I know my son likes options and/or inverse ETF's which are great when you know when the market is about to go Sou...
by jazman12
Fri Sep 21, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Did you really have something to retire to?
Replies: 133
Views: 11798

Re: Did you really have something to retire to?

After reading the responses, I feel that, maybe, a concrete plan of retirement plan is more important for early retirees. For some people who have to retire because of ages, too much money, other obligations, not so much. Not really. I think it depends on each person's comfort level. Do you feel th...
by jazman12
Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:30 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: First Week of January West Coast Travel Options
Replies: 8
Views: 610

Re: First Week of January West Coast Travel Options

Cabo San Lucas would be an excellent choice
by jazman12
Thu Sep 13, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Do you use social media to enhance your travel experience?
Replies: 66
Views: 3020

Re: Do you use social media to enhance your travel experience?

Granted I am not a very social person - for the most part keep to my self. But here is my view: I have no interest in reading other peoples travel log and assume nobody would have an interest in mine. I am interested (sort of) in hearing tricks of the trade so to speak (securing obscure reservation...
by jazman12
Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: rolling over company stock in 401k
Replies: 0
Views: 124

rolling over company stock in 401k

I was considering rolling over my company stock in my 401k partially into a Roth and partially into a taxable brokerage account so I can capitalize on the net unrealized appreciation and pay taxes on the capital gains portion of the earnings. I am currently in the 28% tax bracket and realize that I ...
by jazman12
Wed Sep 12, 2018 9:22 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How often do you guys get alignment done on your cars?
Replies: 60
Views: 4056

Re: How often do you guys get alignment done on your cars?

bubbadog wrote:
Tue Sep 11, 2018 3:45 pm
DaftInvestor wrote:
Tue Sep 11, 2018 3:44 pm
When I buy new tires.
+1
new tires or when tread shows uneven wear
by jazman12
Tue Sep 11, 2018 10:11 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Severance treatment in retirement
Replies: 1
Views: 341

Severance treatment in retirement

I am retiring at the end of 2018. I will receive a severance compensation bonus of several months pay that is payable in 2019 including tax withholdings. Additionally, I will be receiving my first payment of a SERP in January. My question is whether this income is considered earned income for 2019 a...
by jazman12
Tue Sep 11, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: A Boglehead explains the simplest way to manage your money
Replies: 18
Views: 5330

Re: Taylor at Marketwatch, with a nice picture

I wish I look that good at 75!
Sailing is truly a fountain of youth...
by jazman12
Wed Sep 05, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Best Vanguard fund for stability
Replies: 13
Views: 1622

Re: Best Vanguard fund for stability

As they say in gambling houses...keep playing and just let it ride...
by jazman12
Wed Sep 05, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Social Security Spousal Benefits Only
Replies: 6
Views: 952

Re: Social Security Spousal Benefits Only

Finally, the government gets something right...congratulations
I apply in 2 months for MDW benefits...saved me some anxiety :happy
by jazman12
Wed Sep 05, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2018!
Replies: 323
Views: 46577

Re: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2018!

Rolling out the Roll Call for this Retirement Class of 2018 :happy We have 33 happy graduates and many who are waiting for THE DAY. So far, our class retirees range from "in late 30's" to age 70 8-) :!: Already Graduated - CONGRATULATIONS!! 01 Jan - BigOldBear 02 Jan - Billionaire 12 Jan - RubyTues...
by jazman12
Wed Sep 05, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2019!
Replies: 123
Views: 15503

Re: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2019!

December 31st 2018... officially out of the game!
by jazman12
Tue Sep 04, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Recommendations for traveler's Insurance for 65 years+
Replies: 13
Views: 991

Re: Recommendations for traveler's Insurance for 65 years+

if you shop around there are reasonable coverages for your particular situation.I would get it for peace of mind!
by jazman12
Tue Sep 04, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What will you do when you find you have more money than expected?
Replies: 91
Views: 9970

Re: What will you do when you find you have more money than expected?

forget you have it and go about your business until one day when you want something really bad and you start calculating cost benefit...simply get it!
by jazman12
Tue Sep 04, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Daily Driver (Car) Over 100K Miles?
Replies: 96
Views: 7164

Re: Daily Driver (Car) Over 100K Miles?

the need for reliable transportation trumps everything
by jazman12
Tue Sep 04, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Chase savings question
Replies: 6
Views: 833

Re: Chase savings question

fidelity money mgt account :happy
by jazman12
Fri Aug 24, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Start With PAS and Graduate to DIY
Replies: 16
Views: 888

Re: Start With PAS and Graduate to DIY

Sandtrap wrote:
Fri Aug 24, 2018 12:23 am
Very mature approach.
A progressive plan approached with maturity and self-knowledge.
Congratulations.
j :D
+1
by jazman12
Wed Aug 22, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: I own 1,387 items!
Replies: 128
Views: 10628

Re: I own 1,387 items!

mega317 wrote:
Wed Aug 22, 2018 5:52 am
Grt2bOutdoors wrote:
Wed Aug 22, 2018 5:48 am
A person has 14 rolls of pennies, each penny is an item, how many items do I have?
714.

Op did you count each coin in the house separately?
Enough to pay someone to count them for you :greedy
by jazman12
Thu Aug 02, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Fidelity Files for Four Fidelity ZERO℠ Funds (0.00% ER)
Replies: 753
Views: 75816

Re: Fidelity Files for two Fidelity ZERO℠ Funds (0.00% ER total stock and total international mutual funds)

Here is the cut that Fidelity has taken from some of their funds (look at the SAI for a fund): https://i.imgur.com/sCcY3FQ.png So for Total Stock Market about 40% of the return goes to investors who take 100% of the risk. Sweet deal, I'm sure Fidelity is loving this PR! :twisted: great analysis...t...
by jazman12
Thu Aug 02, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Gated communities pros and cons? (Atlanta or anywhere.)
Replies: 67
Views: 4560

Re: Gated communities pros and cons? (Atlanta or anywhere.)

Hug401k wrote:
Thu Aug 02, 2018 12:10 pm
It's not the gate, it's the HOA that goes with it that I can't handle.
+1+1+1+1
by jazman12
Thu May 24, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Deferred Compension tax treatment question
Replies: 21
Views: 1491

Re: Deferred Compension tax treatment question

Many thanks for all the great replies...very helpful I just found out that I will also be eligible for an additional compensation package of 6 months severance receivable in January 2019 at the same time that the SERP begins. So now my question is whether the severance pay getsSERP the same treatmen...
by jazman12
Wed May 23, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Deferred Compension tax treatment question
Replies: 21
Views: 1491

Re: Deferred Compension tax treatment question

thanks for the clarifications all
Very helpful for planning purposes
by jazman12
Tue May 22, 2018 11:31 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Deferred Compension tax treatment question
Replies: 21
Views: 1491

Deferred Compension tax treatment question

My anticipated retirement date is January 4. I will receive supplemental retirement income for five years starting the day I retire. I believe this is considered "deferred compensation" My question is how is this reported for tax purposes? is it considered earned income or treated like a pension or ...
by jazman12
Tue May 15, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Yes, I'm 89 all right! [Jack Bogle]
Replies: 126
Views: 11628

Re: Yes, I'm 89 all right!

Jack:
thank you for the opportunity you gave me and my family to prosper. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to say thank you.
It's hard to express the gratitude for all you have given us.
Be well,
a friend
by jazman12
Tue May 15, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: rolling over Company Stock out of 401k to IRA
Replies: 2
Views: 277

rolling over Company Stock out of 401k to IRA

I am about to roll over my 401k assets into an IRA as I am about to retire. However, my 401k includes a significant amount of publically traded company stock (6 figures)that has appreciated over the years. I understand that if I roll over the stock into the IRA then I would pay ordinary income taxes...
by jazman12
Tue May 08, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Which heart rate monitor is the most accurate?
Replies: 37
Views: 4263

Re: Which heart rate monitor is the most accurate?

Polar series are the most reliable
by jazman12
Thu May 03, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: SUV vs Full Size Car - Taurus or Escape
Replies: 55
Views: 2989

Re: SUV vs Full Size Car - Taurus or Escape

Escape for active adults
by jazman12
Thu May 03, 2018 8:49 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Android browser do you use?
Replies: 44
Views: 3224

Re: What Android browser do you use?

yahoo
google Duk Duk Go
google
VPN subscription
by jazman12
Fri Apr 27, 2018 9:14 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Amazon to raise Prime membership in US to $119 from $99
Replies: 145
Views: 12398

Re: Amazon to raise Prime membership in US to $119 from $99

never used it... never will like membership warehouse...it encourages you to buy things you don't need so you feel you're getting your monies worth.
by jazman12
Wed Apr 25, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Larry Swedroe: Financial Perils Of Old Age
Replies: 94
Views: 12311

Re: Larry Swedroe: Financial Perils Of Old Age

jhfenton wrote:
Wed Apr 25, 2018 10:23 am
goblue100 wrote:
Wed Apr 25, 2018 9:38 am
Take care of yourselves.
Forget planning to die young. My goal is to be the first centenarian to run a marathon. :beer (You can't tell, but that's a toasting-with-green-tea emoji, not the usual beer emoji.) ecco a te! :beer
by jazman12
Wed Mar 28, 2018 11:23 am
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: A lot of heavy hitters this morning
Replies: 244
Views: 23279

Re: A lot of heavy hitters this morning

I'm the $600k windfall poster, and if it makes you feel any better, I grew up extremely poor in the projects living on public assistance. Due to that background, I made financial success a number one priority in my life and was able to achieve it with a lot of hard work, major sacrifices, and some ...
by jazman12
Tue Mar 27, 2018 9:38 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: financial advisory post-retirement?
Replies: 27
Views: 3750

Re: financial advisory post-retirement?

I found a resource to assist in finding a fee-only financial advisor at the financebuff.com blog.
I have not used the services yet but I am considering it. :moneybag


https://adviceonlyfinancial.com/how-to- ... paign=menu
by jazman12
Tue Mar 27, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Savannah or Charleston?
Replies: 49
Views: 4772

Re: Savannah or Charleston?

I was in both cities several months ago. My wife thinks Charleston was more interesting and the food was fantastic. I thought they both had a lot to offer and being so close to each other, I would take a day to visit Savannah if time permits.
by jazman12
Mon Mar 26, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Underrated places to visit in U.S.?
Replies: 126
Views: 13096

Re: Underrated places to visit in U.S.?

Dottie57 wrote:
Fri Mar 23, 2018 2:11 pm
New Mexico in October. I've been there twice. Lots of museums, art galleries, historic sites and hiking on federal and state lands. I've been to Santa Fe and Taos with day trips to other areas.
Great location...took it last year and it was amazing in late winter.
by jazman12
Thu Mar 22, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Bought myself a private island
Replies: 44
Views: 8969

Re: Bought myself a private island

scifilover wrote:
Sun Mar 18, 2018 9:29 am
Great post!

Challenged me to googling....

https://www.privateislandsonline.com/se ... nge=0:9950

Turns out that there are now 179 islands for sale for $500k or less.

Who knew?
178... I just bought one :beer
by jazman12
Wed Mar 21, 2018 9:22 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: My plan to focus on short and intermediate corporate bonds
Replies: 8
Views: 633

Re: My plan to focus on short and intermediate corporate bonds

It's not unreasonable to own corporate bonds; be aware that there is at least some component of equity-like risk present. Have you looked at drawdowns in a crisis like 2008? Or looked at their behavior in late 2015/early 2016 when equities also declined? VTI: Total Stock Market VCSH / VFSUX: Short ...
by jazman12
Mon Mar 19, 2018 9:04 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Bogleheads car buying strategies with new safety technologies
Replies: 71
Views: 5999

Re: Bogleheads car buying strategies with new safety technologies

golfCaddy wrote:
Sun Mar 18, 2018 12:13 pm
My view is the biggest risk on the road comes from the other drivers who may be drunk, high, falling asleep, texting, etc. Don't buy a car that's more expensive than you can afford just to get the latest tech.
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