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by Colin
Tue Mar 12, 2013 2:29 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Continuous Variable Transmissions
Replies: 78
Views: 10500

Re: CVT -- I have 4 different transmisssions.

I guess I have one of each: a 2011 Corvette Grand Sport with a 6-speed manual on the floor; another 2011 Corvette with a 6-speed automatic with optional paddle shifters on the steering wheel; a GMC Sierra Extended Cab pickup truck with a 4-speed automatic; and a 2013 Nissan Sentra with a CVT. The tw...
by Colin
Thu Feb 28, 2013 4:45 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Rick Ferri's view on ETFs
Replies: 3
Views: 1330

Re: Rick Ferri's view on ETFs

It now reads "1996.)
by Colin
Thu Sep 20, 2012 1:26 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: [Enlisted in Military, How to Start?] 18 years old.
Replies: 15
Views: 1394

Re: [Enlisted in Military, How to Start?] 18 years old.

$1,600 a month, wow! In '68 I went in making about $90 a month and came out a few years later, an E-5, earning $256. I looked up your MOS, Intelligence, and it seems like a good choice. I also started at $90 monthly. After about 4 months, it was bumped up to $110. That extra $20 meant a lot to me d...
by Colin
Wed Sep 12, 2012 4:21 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: New Nissan Altima 2013 with 300 miles on it...
Replies: 24
Views: 4211

Re: New Nissan Altima 2013 with 300 miles on it...

I bought a GMC truck with 400 miles on it and the warranty was good until 36,400 miles. As it turned out, I hit 36 months with only 22,000 on the odometer, so it didn't matter. I purchased two new Corvettes last year (my wife's and my "retirement fun" cars) and both were trucked to my residence with...
by Colin
Wed Sep 12, 2012 3:58 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V
Replies: 3372
Views: 1486176

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V

"A Dog's Purpose"
by Colin
Wed Sep 12, 2012 3:20 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Active vs Index
Replies: 26
Views: 2146

Re: Active vs Index

I am 100% in Vanguard passive index ETFs. I re-balance as necessary once a year.
by Colin
Tue Dec 16, 2008 8:30 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Question re two Texas Colleges
Replies: 75
Views: 11851

SMU

If he has the option, I would suggest SMU, clearly. I am a Texas Longhorn fan, and am familiar with people who have graduated from both schools. Based on my observation, I would pick SMU. In saying so, I do not suggest that TCU is less than a fine institution, only that I would choose SMU. Best wish...
by Colin
Tue Oct 21, 2008 6:43 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Weird Bullion Coin Trend... Any Idea Why?
Replies: 21
Views: 4121

<"My guess is that guns and ammo have also gone up in price."> I reload my own shotgun shells, and I can tell you from first-hand observation that the price of ammunition has skyrocketed. Twenty-five pounds of lead shot are now going for almost $50.00 per bag. The last time I bought a partial pallet...
by Colin
Sun Oct 19, 2008 6:07 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Bread Baking
Replies: 43
Views: 9434

Bread Baking - Dough is Rising Right Now

Your post is very timely. It's 6:00 a.m. in Austin and my dough has been rising since half-time of the #1 Texas Longhorns football game last night. I used a combination of 3 1/2 cups of King Arthur bread flour and 1 1/2 cups of King Arthur traditional whole wheat flour. I also added 4 ounces of chop...
by Colin
Sun Jan 06, 2008 7:41 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: 2008 BOGLEHEAD CONTEST REGISTRATION
Replies: 317
Views: 77901

My guess is 1630.56

1630.56
by Colin
Mon May 21, 2007 8:04 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Who are you?
Replies: 26
Views: 9905

Exceptional Wives

<<You've got a very special gal there -- not many women would love a gun as a present.>> My wife has received and appreciated a Beretta product for a birthday present and a Benelli product for a Mother's Day present. Although she sold the Benelli Montifeltro a few years later and bought a diamond ne...
by Colin
Sun May 20, 2007 3:35 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Who are you?
Replies: 26
Views: 9905

The Sturm Ruger Avatar

I'm the proud owner of several products bearing that logo. Some short, some long, but all quality products.
by Colin
Sat May 12, 2007 2:17 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Top Four For Lunch
Replies: 25
Views: 9782

Top Four

1. Warren Buffett
2. Jack Bogle
3. Charlie Munger
4. Maria Bartiromo :lol:
by Colin
Sat Apr 07, 2007 5:23 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: What Book Are YOU Currently Reading?
Replies: 566
Views: 231263

What I'm Reading Today

I'm reading Against the Gods. It is an analysis of the study of risk and the management of risk in all facets of life. The author is Peter L. Bernstein. Its scope ranges from gaming theory in the first few centuries A.D. to investment theory in the present day.
by Colin
Fri Apr 06, 2007 9:06 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: your last vehicle: buy new / used / leased / no car?
Replies: 25
Views: 11409

I have been, and remain, out of the new vehicle market for so long that I don't know what a RAV4 or a WRX is. I bought a new 1996 GMC Suburban. It hauls me, my family, my dog, and my shotguns everywhere we need to go. I hope to replace it in 2015 when it reaches its 20th birthday and has 300,000 mil...
by Colin
Thu Apr 05, 2007 8:31 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: what is your job/occupation?
Replies: 84
Views: 45073

Occupation

Forgot to add in the post above with regard to my occupation:

Legislative Liaison -- not to be confused with a lobbyist. :lol:
by Colin
Thu Apr 05, 2007 8:25 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: what is your job/occupation?
Replies: 84
Views: 45073

"Economist joke: "An economist is someone who didn't have enough personality to become an accountant"."

Actuary joke: "An actuary is someone who didn't have the personality to become an accountant."
by Colin
Sat Mar 17, 2007 12:48 pm
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: Revised Policy and Etiquette
Replies: 62
Views: 38205

Thanks to Moderators and Administrators

I would like to express my thanks to the volunteer, unpaid moderators and administrators. I have belonged to the classic diehards group for several years. I seldom post, but I read daily. I own and have read almost every book by all the authors who post here and, of course, by Jack Bogle. I have lea...