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by cheapindexer
Mon Aug 22, 2016 6:14 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: How do you view debt?
Replies: 108
Views: 7876

Re: How do you view debt?

Wonder how much our views on debt will change if we live long enough to see inflation/hyperinflation ...
by cheapindexer
Fri Jul 22, 2016 9:30 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Discussing investing with spouse
Replies: 49
Views: 4698

Re: Discussing investing with spouse

Some people just want to be told what to do and don't care to learn about investments. They're just not interested, and you can't make them change. So simplify your accounts as best you can now and leave your wife a letter containing detailed, step-by-step instructions on what to do after your death...
by cheapindexer
Thu Jun 02, 2016 12:45 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: neighbor issue - do I need a fence?
Replies: 90
Views: 8248

Re: neighbor issue - do I need a fence?

" good fences make good neighbors"

Robert Frost
by cheapindexer
Tue May 31, 2016 9:38 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Things to Do and See on Kauai, Hawaii
Replies: 72
Views: 5691

Re: Things to Do and See on Kauai, Hawaii

on your raft trip to the coast, absolutely avoid the front left seat. You have to hold on for dear life. It's the worst seat in the house, even the captain agreed with me
by cheapindexer
Mon May 30, 2016 11:32 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Private school? Any regrets?
Replies: 92
Views: 7649

Re: Private school? Any regrets?

After my wife and I have both attended public schools , state universities and gone on to become physician specialists , we are quite comfortable with our 3 kids all attending public schools. Along the way , I have met people who attended public school in Detroit and went on to the Ivy League and ca...
by cheapindexer
Wed May 25, 2016 1:27 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: be my mother in law's financial advisor...or not?
Replies: 21
Views: 2428

Re: be my mother in law's financial advisor...or not?

THANKS for all of the posts. I really appreciate them, especially the one about "guilt" , that I shouldn't feel guilty. This was my first post, and the insightful responses have enlightened me. :happy :happy My mother in law did NOT re-approach me. She likes the prompt reply her current ad...
by cheapindexer
Tue May 24, 2016 10:49 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: be my mother in law's financial advisor...or not?
Replies: 21
Views: 2428

be my mother in law's financial advisor...or not?

I'm a mid forties, a patented boglehead....... perfectly fine with three fund portfolio and indexing, vanguard principles. My mother in law is late 60's, not healthy ( diabetic, morbidly obese) and knows next to nothing about investing and , I can say quite confidently, never will. She came to me 8 ...
by cheapindexer
Mon May 23, 2016 12:02 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Las Vegas in July
Replies: 34
Views: 3591

Re: Las Vegas in July

In Boglehead terms .... Staying downtown is equivalent to an asset allocation of 100 percent cash Tropicana / Excalibur / hooters / Monte Carlo Are 30 percent VFINX and 70 percent total bond Bally's flamingo are 60/40 Cosmopolitan / bellagio/ Caesaes 100 percent equities In July..... Stay at Mandala...
by cheapindexer
Fri May 13, 2016 7:48 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: How do Bogleheads invest their 529s?
Replies: 28
Views: 2523

Re: How do Bogleheads invest their 529s?

For our 7th grader 60/40 total stock to total bond

Four our kindergartener 100 percent total stock

For our third grader 60/40

Sound good ?
by cheapindexer
Wed Apr 27, 2016 12:14 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Physician Specialists Looking for career advice
Replies: 42
Views: 6040

Re: Physician Specialists Looking for career advice

plus 1 to what lowER posted earlier. NEVER take on debt to "buy in" to a group. If the hospital up the road opens a new center to compete with you, you're done! completely agree don't buy a house (rent), don't buy the sports car, etc until you're comfortable you will be there long term. I ...
by cheapindexer
Mon Apr 25, 2016 1:24 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Have any of you overextended on housing? What were your experiences?
Replies: 42
Views: 4680

Re: Have any of you overextended on housing? What were your experiences?

overextending on housing was probably the worst financial decision of my life. First "real" doctor job in 2006. Buy a house, sign a contract with a hospital. Shortly thereafter, hospital merges with another hospital and closes the cancer center. Take a huge hit after finally giving up on t...
by cheapindexer
Mon Apr 25, 2016 9:57 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Taking over father's medical practice
Replies: 2
Views: 924

Re: Taking over father's medical practice

boy, I'm in my mid forties after finishing fellowship in 2006. I've always been an employed physician, sorry I don't know how to answer your questions which are great questions. I just don't have the experience of running a practice! Do your homework. Plus, boards are coming up? ( maybe two sets for...
by cheapindexer
Sun Apr 17, 2016 7:18 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Medical School preparation Pointers for a Sophomore Student
Replies: 48
Views: 4137

Re: Medical School preparation Pointers for a Sophomore Student

I finished undergrad in 1992, so as a 45 year old perhaps I'm outdated for some advice for a sophomore undergrad, but perhaps not! In my day , it was beneficial to take the MCAT in the spring . If you take it in the fall, the med school class is 75 percent full or so. The MCAT is the ONLY Test I hav...
by cheapindexer
Mon Mar 28, 2016 1:50 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Financial burnout
Replies: 65
Views: 10161

Re: Financial burnout

It sounds like your kid's educations are completely paid for if you have 150 grand already for 3 kids aged 6,4,1, isn't it?
If others agree, I wouldn't contribute another cent to the kids 529 plans and would go on some nice vacations!
great job! :sharebeer
by cheapindexer
Thu Feb 04, 2016 3:17 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: [Am I getting a bad deal from my financial planner?]
Replies: 58
Views: 5183

Re: Am I getting screwed?

Boy.... the replies so far are on the money, and will continue to go that way in this forum. Don't beat yourself up.... you and your wife can do some homework and go with simple portfolios, even "three fund portfolio" that will be very likely to crush the returns of your advisors portfolio...
by cheapindexer
Tue Feb 02, 2016 2:39 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Physician buying an 850k vs 1.25m house
Replies: 54
Views: 6919

Re: Physician buying an 850k vs 1.25m house

the general theme of many replies in one of caution. I would strongly agree. My first physician "dream job" ended up being at a center which ceased to exist after not even two years on the job. Am I safe in assuming your contract has a 90 day exit clause for your employer? Agree with renti...

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