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by Toons
Fri Apr 19, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Market timers thread
Replies: 177
Views: 9779

Re: Market timers thread

I got in around 1980
Not sure when I will
"Get Out"



:mrgreen:
by Toons
Fri Apr 19, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Invest in taxable account for 5 years
Replies: 13
Views: 1710

Re: Invest in taxable account for 5 years

Wellington or
Vanguard Balanced Index fund(Admiral)
:happy
by Toons
Fri Apr 19, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: American Funds vs Vanguard
Replies: 61
Views: 3445

Re: American Funds vs Vanguard

Capital Income Builder
Investment Company of America
25 years.
No complaints.
For a Load Fund,
I would invest with American.

:happy
by Toons
Fri Apr 19, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Thinking about selling stocks near all time highs
Replies: 84
Views: 6698

Re: Thinking about selling stocks near all time highs

I recall considering selling Mcdonalds,
When the Dow crossed 7k.
Decided to hold
:happy
by Toons
Fri Apr 19, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: DW worried about What if ...? Wishes to pay off mortgage
Replies: 32
Views: 2498

Re: DW worried about What if ...? Wishes to pay off mortgage

I prefer having a paid off home.
You have "options"
once done.
:happy
by Toons
Fri Apr 19, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: At what point would you hire someone vs. cut down a tree yourself?
Replies: 88
Views: 2944

Re: At what point would you hire someone vs. cut down a tree yourself?

25 feet I would do it myself,,I have recently.
50 ft?Hire.
:happy
by Toons
Fri Apr 19, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: This could be the biggest risk that retirees face?
Replies: 117
Views: 7876

Re: This could be the biggest risk that retirees face?

Not having enough "gold"
for the golden years.
:happy
by Toons
Tue Apr 09, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How Much Do You Pay For Haircut?
Replies: 115
Views: 6187

Re: How Much Do You Pay For Haircut?

Zero
Since
1992


:happy
by Toons
Sun Apr 07, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Need a new microwave
Replies: 29
Views: 1845

Re: Need a new microwave

We replaced our microwave recently with the Whirlpool listed below. Could not be more pleased :happy https://www.lowes.com/pd/Whirlpool-1-7-cu-ft-Over-the-Range-Microwave-White-Common-30-in-Actual-29-938-in/1000396551?cm_mmc=Search_WP-_-WHP-_-Google_Brand_-_MODEL_NUMBERS_-_MICROWAVES_-_Desktop_-_Exa...
by Toons
Sun Apr 07, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Hit your number, retire and boom a correction?
Replies: 67
Views: 7861

Re: Hit your number, retire and boom a correction?

TallBoy29er wrote:
Sun Apr 07, 2019 9:37 am
Toons wrote:
Sun Apr 07, 2019 8:43 am
Markets "Tank"
Then head North again,
Don't sweat the small stuff.
Retire,
Enjoy
Day by Day.
Control What You Can.

:happy
At some point in life, I'd like to buy you a drink. :beer
Now I would really enjoy that
"Sprite Zero"
Thanks
:mrgreen: :mrgreen:
by Toons
Sun Apr 07, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Extended warrenty for refrigerator
Replies: 18
Views: 835

Re: Extended warrenty for refrigerator

Extended Warranty?
Pass,
Self Insure
:happy
by Toons
Sun Apr 07, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Hit your number, retire and boom a correction?
Replies: 67
Views: 7861

Re: Hit your number, retire and boom a correction?

Markets "Tank"
Then head North again,
Don't sweat the small stuff.
Retire,
Enjoy
Day by Day.
Control What You Can.

:happy
by Toons
Sat Apr 06, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Vanguard Monthly Statement Envelope
Replies: 21
Views: 2198

Re: Vanguard Monthly Statement Envelope

E statements.
Come to think of it ,
I can't remember the last time I looked at one .

:shock:
by Toons
Mon Apr 01, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: Non-US Investing
Topic: Your opinion on debt?
Replies: 111
Views: 6360

Re: Your opinion on debt?

Debt-Eliminate
Free The Mind.
You won't have to give any of your mental energy.
Focus on something else
:mrgreen:
by Toons
Mon Apr 01, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Folks in their 60s and above. What early investment on health do you recommend.
Replies: 193
Views: 12401

Re: Folks in their 60s and above. What early investment on health do you recommend.

10,000 steps a day on average,,minimum No tobacco. Positive thinking(the glass is always half full) Spend a lot of time surrounded by nature, Never stop challenging the mind,,read ,learn. Turn Off The TV Smile Drink Water Eat almonds. Regular checkups Fasten Your Seatbelt. For the most part live by ...
by Toons
Sun Mar 31, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: High School Senior Pictures
Replies: 91
Views: 4627

Re: High School Senior Pictures

We took our own pics of our son,
No regrets
:happy
by Toons
Wed Mar 27, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Paid off mortgage!
Replies: 88
Views: 7125

Re: Paid off mortgage!

fittan wrote:
Tue Mar 26, 2019 8:38 am
I finally paid off my mortgage today! First time in my life that I am completely debt free :) Thanks to everyone on this board who have been a great resource along the way.

Kudos!!!!!
Now,,with that hypothetical mortgage payment,
Invest monthly in the fund of your choice.
:mrgreen:
by Toons
Mon Mar 25, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Move beyond stocks after couple mil ?
Replies: 44
Views: 5967

Re: Move beyond stocks after couple mil ?

bubbadog wrote:
Mon Mar 25, 2019 12:16 am
I am sticking with what got me that first few million.
A simple low cost 3 fund portfolio.

Bingo
:mrgreen:
by Toons
Fri Mar 22, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: When your responsibility to your children ends?
Replies: 76
Views: 6878

Re: When your responsibility to your children ends?

Once they left home,
Figuring it all out,and continuing to do so only made and is continuing to make them stronger.
:wink:
by Toons
Wed Mar 20, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Slow cooker vs Instant pot........
Replies: 62
Views: 4032

Re: Slow cooker vs Instant pot........

Instapot
personal preference
:happy
by Toons
Wed Mar 20, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Favorite investment quote
Replies: 73
Views: 3826

Re: Favorite investment quote

This Too Shall Pass
:happy
by Toons
Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Has any retiree taken classes at 4-year college - for interest - e.g. Spanish
Replies: 108
Views: 5787

Re: Has any retiree taken classes at 4-year college - for interest - e.g. Spanish

Spanish Self Taught
Duolingo
Youtube lessons(Professor Jason)
Netflix
Podcasts
Music
Tandem Application.


He estado practicando la mayoría de los días durante 3 años. Practicar, practicar más práctica.
Sigue trabajando en ello, no te rindas.
Buena suerte,,,, :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
by Toons
Mon Mar 11, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Why not 50 Stocks- 50 Bonds, wait for crash then go 90-10?
Replies: 54
Views: 4165

Re: Why not 50 Stocks- 50 Bonds, wait for crash then go 90-10?

No reason Not To
If that is what you want to do
:happy
by Toons
Sat Mar 09, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Where to save for new car
Replies: 3
Views: 407

Re: Where to save for new car

VWITX
:happy
by Toons
Wed Mar 06, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: First “financial” thing you do in the morning
Replies: 80
Views: 5340

Re: First “financial” thing you do in the morning

Pay off the Amazon Prime Card

:happy
by Toons
Fri Mar 01, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: What did wise people do with their investments in 2008
Replies: 102
Views: 7044

Re: What did wise people do with their investments in 2008

Continue to add to their investment vehicles.
:happy
by Toons
Thu Feb 28, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Who does their own taxes?
Replies: 111
Views: 7394

Re: Who does their own taxes?

Since 1997
Electronic :happy
by Toons
Thu Feb 28, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How do YOU make coffee?
Replies: 172
Views: 6322

Re: How do YOU make coffee?

Keurig Maxwell House Max 1.75 or
Black Silk drip,4 cup 15.00 drip machine :happy
by Toons
Sat Feb 09, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Thoreau Simplify
Replies: 64
Views: 6667

Re: Thoreau Simplify

Simplicity has been my mantra since 1995.
Eliminate.
Free The Mind.
Breathe Deep.
Check Out The Blue Sky.
On Walden Pond,,a favorite.
:mrgreen:
by Toons
Fri Feb 01, 2019 7:06 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Really need help with new computer purchase!
Replies: 89
Views: 3731

Re: Really need help with new computer purchase!

HP Desktop,
Like this,
I own one
From Walmart,
Stays On
24/7
In the workshop
All you "need"
https://www.walmart.com/ip/HP-Slim-270- ... /484093489


:idea: :idea:
by Toons
Fri Feb 01, 2019 7:02 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Letting Dog out everyday for lunch... the roundtrip drive is killing me.. ideas?
Replies: 151
Views: 9667

Re: Letting Dog out everyday for lunch... the roundtrip drive is killing me.. ideas?

fishandgolf wrote:
Thu Jan 31, 2019 6:45 pm
Toons wrote:
Thu Jan 31, 2019 5:35 pm
Doggie Door

:happy
Well kinda sorta..........Toons might have the correct answer.........you can take either the one from the right hand or the left hand............
:sharebeer
by Toons
Thu Jan 31, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Negotiating DayCare Fees
Replies: 70
Views: 3694

Re: Negotiating DayCare Fees

When our child was in daycare....
We finally decided time spent with our child was more important than the money.
I was a "Mr.Mom" for 15 years
:mrgreen:
by Toons
Thu Jan 31, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Were you 100% debt free at retirement
Replies: 163
Views: 9996

Re: Were you 100% debt free at retirement

Yes.
Goal Obtained.
It affords one so many "options",
In Life
Debt Is Like wearing an "Albatross" around Your Neck
:happy
by Toons
Thu Jan 31, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: When taking Social Security @62 could be wise
Replies: 191
Views: 13843

Re: When taking Social Security @62 could be wise

68 now
Took at 62
Going to spend it in Florida next month.
It has been wonderful.

:mrgreen: