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by Flymore
Fri Jan 18, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: I'm to expect a call from Vanguard
Replies: 2
Views: 785

I'm to expect a call from Vanguard

Got email from Vanguard Flagship services that I should expect a call from them, how nice. Anybody else get a email like this or did I get this because I asked Flagship for a "free" portfolio review last year? They reviewed my portfolio, I looked over their recommendations and decided I'd just stay ...
by Flymore
Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: John Bogle has died at age 89
Replies: 856
Views: 51506

Re: John Bogle is dead at 89

Sorry to hear this.
Thanks Jack for my retirement.
by Flymore
Wed Jan 16, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Why are you NOT buying rental properties?
Replies: 397
Views: 34364

Re: Why are your NOT buying rental properties?

Buddy has a few rentals and has done ok, so decided to upscale to a multi-room building about 60 units. It was a lot of money so he had a partner. They got what looked like a good deal on the building, new furnace etc. The stories, some I cannot post... HAHAHahahahahahaha :shock: One room was destro...
by Flymore
Wed Jan 16, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How to set android phone to send phone solicitors directly to voice mail.
Replies: 27
Views: 1794

Re: How to set android phone to send phone solicitors directly to voice mail.

I turn on, do not disturb. Then under allow exceptions, I allow calls from my contact list. Done. Now just calls from people I know come through. :D Of course if someone's calling from a pay phone or using someone else's phone it would be blocked also. So there is a downside. Hope that helps. Pay p...
by Flymore
Wed Jan 16, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How to set android phone to send phone solicitors directly to voice mail.
Replies: 27
Views: 1794

Re: How to set android phone to send phone solicitors directly to voice mail.

I turn on, do not disturb.
Then under allow exceptions, I allow calls from my contact list.

Done. Now just calls from people I know come through. :D

Of course if someone's calling from a pay phone or using someone else's phone it would be blocked also.
So there is a downside.

Hope that helps.
by Flymore
Wed Jan 16, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: 100% in VTSAX - Is it crazy???
Replies: 82
Views: 8862

Re: 100% in VTSAX - Is it crazy???

It's not crazy, till it is.
What I mean is - as long as it works it's fine - when it stops working then it's not fine.
When will it stop working? No one knows, that's why we diversify.
by Flymore
Mon Jan 14, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Bogleheads Drink Up! [Bogle Vineyards Wine]
Replies: 35
Views: 9280

Re: Bogleheads Drink Up! [Bogle Vineyards Wine]

I had the "Essential Red This compelling blend of Old Vine Zinfandel, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petite Sirah has created a memorable and delicious wine. Aged in American oak barrels for 12 months, our Essential Red is easy to drink, but impossible to forget." http://boglewinery.com/wine/essentia...
by Flymore
Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Who's flying?
Replies: 83
Views: 10244

Re: Who's flying?

Not sure if this thread is still active or anybody cares, but i flew from LAX yesterday morning everything went great no delays perfect flight - Thanks United airlines and LAX!
by Flymore
Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:22 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Recommendations for a 9mm handgun
Replies: 171
Views: 13190

Re: Recommendations for a 9mm handgun

...Maybe not the best for carry because of the weight, but I know people who do carry the 1911 and say it's fine. Samuel Colt was true genius. Samuel Colt was a genius, but he had nothing to do with the M1911 pistol , having been dead for almost fifty years before the U.S. Army adopted it. I think ...
by Flymore
Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Recommendations for a 9mm handgun
Replies: 171
Views: 13190

Re: Recommendations for a 9mm handgun

I'll keep my colt model 1911a1 45acp. :D My buddy let me try his 9mm glock and it's fine, but the 1911 feels more solid, well balanced proven over 100 years. Fits my hand just right never a jam or misfire(yet :D ). Safety right at my thumb. Plenty of YouTube testimonials, instructions and web sites....
by Flymore
Sat Jan 12, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Brake fluid replacement?
Replies: 69
Views: 4117

Re: Brake fluid replacement?

It's the fluid in the reservoir of the power steering and brake system that becomes contaminated. These reservoirs have to be open to the air, therefore moisture and dirt get in. I use a shop syringe to suck out the fluid in these reservoirs and put in fresh brake fluid in the brake reservoir and fr...
by Flymore
Sat Jan 12, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: New job, sales at Subaru
Replies: 72
Views: 9754

Re: New job, sales at Subaru

Women are very sensitive to this and rightly so. Last trip to the dealer with my wife, right off the salesman asked whose car were we buying today and my wife said mine! The salesman who gave her all the attention got the sale. Other salesman weren't so careful and we went back to the guy who listen...
by Flymore
Sat Jan 05, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Which Compact SUV Should I Buy?
Replies: 217
Views: 14904

Re: Which Compact SUV Should I Buy?

Cousin just got a new Cadillac XT4 after shopping all other makes with a low mileage lease. Previous Cadillac was 14 years old, said it was time. :D
by Flymore
Fri Jan 04, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: What Do You Spend The Most On Annually?
Replies: 158
Views: 8605

Re: What Do You Spend The Most On Annually?

Real estate taxes and medical insurance.
by Flymore
Tue Jan 01, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Car purchase. Need to consider seat height.
Replies: 32
Views: 27792

Re: Car purchase. Need to consider seat height.

My cousin just bought a Cadillac XT4 because the passenger seat height was adjustable and went up high enough for his DW.
He had checked every other car/suv.

Hope this helps.
by Flymore
Tue Jan 01, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Cramer touting CD's, MM Funds, and S&P 500 Index on Today Show!
Replies: 16
Views: 2602

Re: Cramer touting CD's, MM Funds, and S&P 500 Index on Today Show!

For what it's worth, Mohamed El-Erian a week ago on CNBC said we cannot rely on bonds as a hedge in 2019. :shock:

Happy New Year :beer
by Flymore
Tue Jan 01, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Best place to keep track of market
Replies: 24
Views: 1768

Re: Best place to keep track of market

I use the Etrade app on my phone,don't need an account.
You can set up watch lists.
For mutual funds I use the Vanguard watch-list on my pc. https://personal.vanguard.com/us/funds/tools/watchlist

Good Luck
by Flymore
Sat Dec 29, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: December 31st transaction?
Replies: 11
Views: 1949

Re: December 31st transaction?

If you put the order in before market open, it trades that day - no?
I think they'll be a lot of trades on the 31st.
by Flymore
Fri Dec 28, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Nobody asked me but
Replies: 46
Views: 4724

Re: Nobody asked me but

It all looks like double tops to me, and that means straight down from here. :) :shock:
by Flymore
Thu Dec 27, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks in free fall
Replies: 11008
Views: 1918303

Re: U.S. stocks in free fall

CULater wrote:
Thu Dec 27, 2018 9:29 am
Did you sell during yesterday's moonshot?
No. :)
by Flymore
Tue Dec 25, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks in free fall
Replies: 11008
Views: 1918303

Re: U.S. stocks in free fall

DanMahowny wrote:
Tue Dec 25, 2018 8:39 pm
What are the robots doing when the market goes up?
Bidding the market up. :D
by Flymore
Tue Dec 25, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: That Extravagant Thing You Do
Replies: 411
Views: 59518

Re: What NON frugal thing did you do today?

Bought new Samsung Galaxy s9+ that I didn't need.
Fantastic phone. :D
by Flymore
Sun Dec 23, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks in free fall
Replies: 11008
Views: 1918303

Re: U.S. stocks in free fall

Last Wednesday a bond analyst excitedly talked about the liquidity crisis being created by the Fed unwinding the balance sheet while increasing interest rates. He then predicted another 1000 point drop on Thursday. Actually what happened was a 600 point drop on Thursday and 400 Friday = 1000. He had...
by Flymore
Sat Dec 22, 2018 10:40 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks in free fall
Replies: 11008
Views: 1918303

Re: U.S. stocks in free fall

J G Bankerton wrote:
Sat Dec 22, 2018 10:31 am
Flymore wrote:
Sat Dec 22, 2018 10:25 am
Just statically speaking. :)
Reversion to the mean and all that. :)
. How much time does one have to wait for the mean to not be so mean? :confused
Probable a year. Maybe more, Maybe less. :)
by Flymore
Sat Dec 22, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks in free fall
Replies: 11008
Views: 1918303

Re: U.S. stocks in free fall

JoMoney wrote:
Sat Dec 22, 2018 10:12 am
Flymore wrote:
Sat Dec 22, 2018 10:07 am
Aren't we do for a bounce? :)
It will bounce once it hits the floor, unfortunately it's hard to see the floor from where we stand.
Just statically speaking. :)
Reversion to the mean and all that. :)
by Flymore
Sat Dec 22, 2018 10:07 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks in free fall
Replies: 11008
Views: 1918303

Re: U.S. stocks in free fall

Aren't we do for a bounce? :)
by Flymore
Thu Dec 20, 2018 8:16 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: What will be the low for the S&P 500?
Replies: 87
Views: 8276

Re: What will be the low for the S&P 500?

The low will be zero. Eventually the sun will explode, and human civilization will probably gone far before that happens :mrgreen: In the near term, I will throw out 1,800 as a WAG. Perhaps we will move to another planet before that happens :beer Why not start a thread on when the sun will explode?...
by Flymore
Wed Dec 19, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks in free fall
Replies: 11008
Views: 1918303

Re: U.S. stocks in free fall

I still don't get why they're raising rates. Powell's not saying there's inflation. To tamp down on bubbles before they explode. They are probably too late though. Read an interesting piece the other day saying the argument that the Fed needs to build up higher rates so they have ammo to reduce the...
by Flymore
Wed Dec 19, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks in free fall
Replies: 11008
Views: 1918303

Re: U.S. stocks in free fall

I'm not the trading expert, but the fact that the market is not able to snap back after the recent losses is a very bearish sign... and the magnitude of the losses today after the expected rate hike is even more worrying. For those of you who keep talking about "loading up the truck" you may want t...
by Flymore
Wed Dec 19, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks in free fall
Replies: 11008
Views: 1918303

Re: U.S. stocks in free fall

I still don't get why they're raising rates.
Powell's not saying there's inflation.
by Flymore
Mon Dec 17, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks in free fall
Replies: 11008
Views: 1918303

Re: U.S. stocks in free fall

Must be near the bottom, Peter Schiff was on closing bell talking doom. :D
by Flymore
Mon Dec 17, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Gift Ideas for wife
Replies: 76
Views: 5679

Re: Gift Ideas for wife

Mostly we buy what we want.
Last year got her a nice Galaxy S7 :D
Mostly I give her cash, but maybe a bit thin this year! :(
by Flymore
Sun Dec 16, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: What Happened to you during the Financial crisis of 2007–2008
Replies: 249
Views: 21379

Re: What Happened to you during the Financial crisis of 2007–2008

Company I worked for went under and was bought out by another company. Fortunately had bulk of my 401k away from company stock, diversified portfolio. There were some who after many many (30+) years had the bulk of their retirement in company stock and were wiped out. At the end, colleague actually ...
by Flymore
Sat Dec 15, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: I made a mistake by not selling when the market was high this year
Replies: 153
Views: 19835

Re: I made a mistake by not selling when the market was high this year

My mistake was waiting till the end of the year to take some distribution. :oops: The good side I've collected dividends along the way, but it's not enough to cover expenses :D I'm one of those who doesn't have a pension, so this is a big deal. I'm thinking now to defray risk, it may be better to ta...
by Flymore
Fri Dec 14, 2018 8:19 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Volkswagen Reliability
Replies: 102
Views: 5659

Re: Volkswagen Reliability

munemaker wrote:
Fri Dec 14, 2018 8:13 am
Starfish wrote:
Fri Dec 14, 2018 12:48 am

Do you really believe that VW Golfs added in anyway to the pollution? It's just hilarious...
It was really more about breaking the law than about the pollution.
Just curious, where did the $4B in fines go? Who got the money?
by Flymore
Thu Dec 13, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Volkswagen Reliability
Replies: 102
Views: 5659

Re: Volkswagen Reliability

Went to the VW dealer in 1979 for a diesel Rabbit. Ordered a base beige one, and was placed 37th on the waiting list for next available. After a month the dealer called with a deluxe model, I said that's not what I ordered and he said if you don't want it that's ok! This is long before I knew how to...
by Flymore
Tue Dec 11, 2018 10:11 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks in free fall
Replies: 11008
Views: 1918303

Re: U.S. stocks in freefall

J G Bankerton wrote:
Tue Dec 11, 2018 9:32 am
This is it, the start of the "rip your eye balls out" rally. \

My last buy is up 2.49% in less than 24 hours.

Do you feel lucky? Do you? :twisted:
How much up?
by Flymore
Sun Dec 09, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Bob Brinker Retirement
Replies: 21
Views: 4059

Re: Bob Brinker Retirement

True Brinker hasn't had a good record on sell calls, but he's had a few "market attractive for purchase" calls that were very good. For this reason I'm still a subscriber to his newsletter. Is this reason enough, who knows but for me for now it works and that's enough for me to subscribe.
by Flymore
Fri Dec 07, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: What are your property taxes?
Replies: 375
Views: 22835

Re: What are your property taxes?

2700 sq ft. NE Ohio 8600 and going up! :annoyed
by Flymore
Thu Dec 06, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How to cheaply replace my smartphone?
Replies: 29
Views: 2023

Re: How to cheaply replace my smartphone?

I've bought three phones and sold two on ebay and it's worked out well for me. Got a mint condition S7 for my DW last year for a fantastic price. She loves it. She wouldn't let me sell her old phone so it's collecting dust somewhere. :D Usually I don't get much for my old phones but it's better then...
by Flymore
Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:36 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks in free fall
Replies: 11008
Views: 1918303

Re: U.S. stocks in freefall

Sounds like the talking heads this morning are pleading with the fed to not raise interest rates on December 19th. Wonder if they'll succeed? If the fed doesn't raise on the 19th that could slow the stock freefall and we could see a rally. :D ...or be seen as a big negative and more evidence of slo...
by Flymore
Thu Dec 06, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks in free fall
Replies: 11008
Views: 1918303

Re: U.S. stocks in freefall

Sounds like the talking heads this morning are pleading with the fed to not raise interest rates on December 19th.
Wonder if they'll succeed? If the fed doesn't raise on the 19th that could slow the stock freefall and we could see a rally. :D
by Flymore
Wed Dec 05, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Ytd return of sp 500
Replies: 5
Views: 768

Re: Ytd return of sp 500

I use the vanguard watchlist to watch the YTD return of funds, https://personal.vanguard.com/us/funds/tools/watchlist For the Vanguard S&P 500 Admiral shares as of December 4, the market was closed today the 5th It's showing, Price Change SEC Yield YTD Return 500 Index Fund Adm VFIAX $250.23 –$8.35 ...
by Flymore
Wed Dec 05, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: New QUIET Tires for Accord
Replies: 37
Views: 2650

Re: New QUIET Tires for Accord

Just got the Goodyear Assurance Outlast 80,000 mile tires at wally world black Friday sale discounted and free install.
So far I like them, but it's only been a couple of weeks. :D
by Flymore
Tue Dec 04, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Looking for a nice travel watch... recommendations?
Replies: 41
Views: 2488

Re: Looking for a nice travel watch... recommendations?

Another one I really like is Helson watch,
https://helsonwatches.com/

Have two of these and received complements on them.

Good luck
by Flymore
Mon Dec 03, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Please Recommend a New Car for Me
Replies: 53
Views: 4612

Re: Please Recommend a New Car for Me

Scotty Kilmer has a humorous video on the costs of AWD versus the advantageous of it. Should You Buy an All Wheel Drive Car? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1P-ZbzUdklI I live in the snowy region and have never felt that I needed AWD, but choose to spend the money to keep good all season tires on my...
by Flymore
Sun Dec 02, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best values at Costco? Honestly, a little disappointed...
Replies: 188
Views: 21684

Re: Best values at Costco? Honestly, a little disappointed...

I like the tub of assorted nuts especially with beer! :beer
by Flymore
Fri Nov 30, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Cancun in January
Replies: 26
Views: 2777

Re: Cancun in January

All, I will be travelling with family (kids 10 and 8 ) in Jan in Cancun for 4 nights. We are in all inclusive resort. Question I have is: 1) My flight arrives around 9 PM. What will be safest transportation to Resort? 2) Safe trip options chichen itza? 3) Should I use credit cards, Cash dollars or ...