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by PFInterest
Thu Nov 15, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Windows 10 October Update (1809)
Replies: 32
Views: 2264

Re: Windows 10 October Update (1809)

Sounds like 1809 needs to bake for another month...
by PFInterest
Thu Nov 15, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Mesh versus Range extender
Replies: 24
Views: 1445

Re: Mesh versus Range extender

Hi Bogleheads, I am having wi-fi issues at home. Home was built in the 60s, 2 floors (including basement) and is about 2500sq ft. The cable modem is located in the basement and I cannot move this. I have an Apple airport extreme next to it. This setup was adequate but about one year ago, we noticed...
by PFInterest
Thu Nov 15, 2018 11:31 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: What to do with RMD - 91 Year Old Mom
Replies: 12
Views: 712

Re: What to do with RMD - 91 Year Old Mom

cash....
what does she want?
by PFInterest
Thu Nov 15, 2018 11:24 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Dividend Growth Fund VDIGX
Replies: 4
Views: 312

Re: Dividend Growth Fund VDIGX

i would compare it more to VLACX (large cap). you are actually down after 1 year, but whichever.

if you are going to market time, you need a plan.

write that down. discuss with your wife.

then stop.
by PFInterest
Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Lexus NX vs RX
Replies: 8
Views: 610

Re: Lexus NX vs RX

1- pothole avoidance is the key. do that.
2- any current car can easily go >100mph. dont be dangerous to those around you.
3- you read the spec sheet.
by PFInterest
Thu Nov 15, 2018 8:57 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: As a new grad, should I consider buying or renting?
Replies: 40
Views: 1183

Re: As a new grad, should I consider buying or renting?

jumbopapa wrote:
Thu Nov 15, 2018 8:56 am
Would it be wise to consider buying a house now rather than renting?
unlikely.
keep your rent under ~1200 and youll be golden.
by PFInterest
Wed Nov 14, 2018 10:35 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Are you all staying the course?
Replies: 102
Views: 5883

Re: Are you all staying the course?

Esq123 wrote:
Wed Nov 14, 2018 2:53 pm
How are you all handling the recent market volatility? Everyone staying the course? I am content for now that I am not 100% equities.
I didn't notice it.
by PFInterest
Wed Nov 14, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Accuracy of Zillow/Trulia/Redfin Estimates
Replies: 50
Views: 3855

Re: Accuracy of Zillow/Trulia/Redfin Estimates

Vary too much to be worth much.
by PFInterest
Wed Nov 14, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Avoiding Fund Distributions through TLH
Replies: 3
Views: 329

Re: Avoiding Fund Distributions through TLH

You would need to avoid the dividend date.
by PFInterest
Wed Nov 14, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Bonds vs. Savings Account
Replies: 28
Views: 1490

Re: High yield savings vs. Bonds

I don't see why you would be scared of bonds when you have 75% in stocks...
by PFInterest
Wed Nov 14, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: DCA – change of tune, loss of nerve, and how to time?
Replies: 23
Views: 1176

Re: DCA – change of tune, loss of nerve, and how to time?

Get started. Why not divide by 12 and get on with it?

You already know the right answer.
by PFInterest
Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: 401K Retirement Catch Up Year, Maybe???
Replies: 5
Views: 351

Re: 401K Retirement Catch Up Year, Maybe???

"Individuals who are age 50 or over at the end of the calendar year can make annual catch-up contributions."
https://www.irs.gov/retirement-plans/pl ... tributions
by PFInterest
Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Start three fund portfolio
Replies: 6
Views: 472

Re: Start three fund portfolio

some more info is helpful, like the options in her 401k please update your post like this: https://www.bogleheads.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=6212 yes you already are doing that with the TDF. however you need to add in the other accounts and balance across all of them. you can open a solo 401k for you...
by PFInterest
Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: TLH at Schwab- IXUS & VXUS
Replies: 5
Views: 343

Re: TLH at Schwab- IXUS & VXUS

those are common TLH partners.
you can search this site and find many examples of people using this.

the bigger question is are you going to be paying a commission to do this at schwab?
by PFInterest
Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Is my Android tablet too old?
Replies: 16
Views: 799

Re: Is my Android tablet too old?

Faith20879 wrote:
Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:27 am
Is the OS simply too old and cannot be updated,
yup. most support ends after 1-2 years.
android is currently on version 9.

i wouldnt use. there have been a number of very public wide spread android issues that have been fixed in the past 6 years.
by PFInterest
Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:40 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: How much should Son and DIL put into Roth & Pre-tax 401k accounts...?
Replies: 21
Views: 1106

Re: How much should Son and DIL put into Roth & Pre-tax 401k accounts...?

in the 22% bracket, they can likely go either way, but most people are best served w/ t401k and rIRA.
will they make significantly more in the future?
goal can be 20% for retirement. thats 25K or 1 401k + 1 rIRA.
by PFInterest
Tue Nov 13, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Vanguard Year-End distribution estimates
Replies: 34
Views: 1257

Re: Vanguard Year-End distribution estimates

i think this popped up already.
by PFInterest
Tue Nov 13, 2018 8:07 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Retirement Portfolio Advice
Replies: 3
Views: 401

Re: Retirement Portfolio Advice

welcome. 1. Given that I have not invested towards my retirement yet (and I am almost 30), I want to try to catch up. Am I being too aggressive? assuming you have a job, do you not have access to a 401k type plan? you are young, but realize its your savings rate that will matter most right now, not ...
by PFInterest
Tue Nov 13, 2018 8:04 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Retirement Portfolio Review - Advice needed
Replies: 2
Views: 490

Re: Retirement Portfolio Review - Advice needed

Her Roth IRA - Last few years contributions set aside for kids college Total: 8% 4% - $18,000 Vanguard Total Bond Market Index Fund (BND) 4% - $18,000 VG Index Trust 500 (VFIAX i would move the fixed income into the 401k/simple, and not use Roth space for that. also i would not pull out Roth money ...
by PFInterest
Tue Nov 13, 2018 7:59 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: I-bonds vs TIPS
Replies: 3
Views: 612

Re: I-bonds vs TIPS

ibond.
by PFInterest
Tue Nov 13, 2018 7:57 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: TLH International, should I buy back original holding?
Replies: 7
Views: 499

Re: TLH International, should I buy back original holding?

I TLH-ed over 31 days ago. Sold all shares of: VTIAX - Vanguard Total International Stock Index Fund Admiral Shares Bought: VFWAX - Vanguard FTSE All-World ex-US Index Fund Admiral My FTSE All-World ex-US holding is currently showing a short term loss. Any reason I shouldn’t sell it and repurchase ...
by PFInterest
Mon Nov 12, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Vanguard Year-End distribution estimates
Replies: 34
Views: 1257

Re: Vanguard 2018 Preliminary capital gains estimates.

even with a month out warning, there will be still many posts of "why did my fund suddenly lose value"
by PFInterest
Mon Nov 12, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Feedback on "auto pilot" strategy
Replies: 6
Views: 792

Re: Feedback on "auto pilot" strategy

this should end well.
by PFInterest
Mon Nov 12, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Investing proceeds from sale of a house
Replies: 4
Views: 394

Re: Investing proceeds from sale of a house

you have a plan, invest according to it.
why dont you have 2x rIRA? do that.
by PFInterest
Mon Nov 12, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Still spending too much on non-essentials
Replies: 38
Views: 2401

Re: Still spending too much on non-essentials

I just tallied up my non-essential purchases between Jan 1 and today and the amount horrified me. I spent $1,010 on Ebay, $180 on Amazon, $51 on Overstock.com, and another $100 on a painting I paid in cash. That's nearly $100 a month on non-essential spending. This is a bummer because I thought I h...
by PFInterest
Mon Nov 12, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Direct Rollover from Fidelity IRA to TSP
Replies: 3
Views: 261

Re: Direct Rollover from Fidelity IRA to TSP

Has anyone had success with Fidelity correctly filling out the the required TSP-60 form for a direct rollover/transfer from a traditional IRA to the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP)? If possible, I would like to avoid Fidelity sending me a check that I then would have to forward to the TSP. TSP includes t...
by PFInterest
Mon Nov 12, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Dividends and Tax Risk Adjustment
Replies: 9
Views: 401

Re: Dividends and Tax Risk Adjustment

The board clearly focuses on total return because thats the number that matters overall One argument for dividend investing that I haven't seen addressed relates to timing of stock sale its been discussed This means that when the market is down 50% you are still selling some percentage of your stoc...
by PFInterest
Mon Nov 12, 2018 9:24 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Is it safe to keep using a phone after it stops receiving security updates?
Replies: 8
Views: 813

Re: Is it safe to keep using a phone after it stops receiving security updates?

What are the risks of using a phone past the expiration of security updates? I have a Nexus 6P and I believe the security updates are planned to stop this month. My phone is perfectly fine, it still works well and does everything I need it to. I would prefer not to purchase a new phone if I can rea...
by PFInterest
Mon Nov 12, 2018 8:27 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Roth Investment Theory
Replies: 45
Views: 3643

Re: Roth Investment Theory

Ben Mathew wrote:
Mon Nov 12, 2018 12:24 am
So they invest as the money becomes available.
this is called periodic investing. it is not the same as dollar cost averaging.
by PFInterest
Mon Nov 12, 2018 8:25 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Roth Investment Theory
Replies: 45
Views: 3643

Re: Roth Investment Theory

In our case we wait until just before tax filing day because; Our income fluctuates and could easily go from $0 in Roth to full contribution. For liquidity purposes, it isnt always clear how much we will be making and whether I am working. If we were flush with cash and comfortably below income lim...
by PFInterest
Mon Nov 12, 2018 8:19 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Still spending too much on non-essentials
Replies: 38
Views: 2401

Re: Still spending too much on non-essentials

i spent 100 on amazon this AM.....

what is your savings rate?
by PFInterest
Mon Nov 12, 2018 8:15 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: 529 MD plan - priced-in dividend reinvestment question
Replies: 1
Views: 196

Re: 529 MD plan - priced-in dividend reinvestment question

It's added back to the fund. You just do the see the transaction. Very common in plans.
by PFInterest
Sun Nov 11, 2018 1:00 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Roth 401k vs Taxable accounts - early withdrawal
Replies: 14
Views: 666

Re: Roth 401k vs Taxable accounts - early withdrawal

Why wouldn't you do trad 401k?
And you can pull penalty free (72t).
by PFInterest
Sun Nov 11, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: 401k fee if leaving company vs new company 401K
Replies: 2
Views: 177

Re: 401k fee if leaving company vs new company 401K

Yes you can leave it
Move if better options or lower fees.
by PFInterest
Sun Nov 11, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Roth Investment Theory
Replies: 45
Views: 3643

Re: Roth Investment Theory

6K is a small amount. Put it in and move on.
by PFInterest
Sat Nov 10, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Evaluating placement of international funds using actual data
Replies: 6
Views: 480

Re: Evaluating placement of international funds using actual data

It's fine in all 3. US is still usually more tax efficient however.
by PFInterest
Sat Nov 10, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Pay capital gains taxes now or defer till 219?
Replies: 7
Views: 1126

Re: Pay capital gains taxes now or defer till 219?

Getting hit hard is good. I would wait to sell unless your income is going up significantly.
by PFInterest
Sat Nov 10, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: State Income Tax Question on IRA Distributions
Replies: 5
Views: 377

Re: State Income Tax Question on IRA Distributions

not usually.
sounds like your IRA is small, so maybe it doesnt matter.

i would reconsider both of those states more than anything.
by PFInterest
Sat Nov 10, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: liquid funds and advice on portfolio
Replies: 4
Views: 422

Re: liquid funds and advice on portfolio

pittpirate1985 wrote:
Sat Nov 10, 2018 1:03 pm
also do active stock investing
this shouldnt be one of your ideas.


i dont understand the hesitation to fund a 403, yet fully fund an IRA....
by PFInterest
Sat Nov 10, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Strategy during the last stock market decline
Replies: 57
Views: 5855

Re: Strategy during the last stock market decline

Greetings, Bogleheads! I confess that I do not recall the last significant stock market decline (-25%) we experienced (maybe 2007?). I would like to hear some strategies used by people during the decline in attempts to maintain their asset allocation. So my plan is to stay at my current stock:fixed...
by PFInterest
Sat Nov 10, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Muni Bond funds and Capital Gains
Replies: 11
Views: 1106

Re: Muni Bond funds and Capital Gains

no it generates income.
by PFInterest
Sat Nov 10, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Regrets from canceling whole life insurance policy - anyone out there?
Replies: 27
Views: 2944

Re: Regrets from canceling whole life insurance policy - anyone out there?

Iowa David wrote:
Sat Nov 10, 2018 9:43 am
but now regrets their decision.
what regrets do you think exist?
by PFInterest
Sat Nov 10, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: New Funds Added to 401K - Help with Rebalance / Relocation
Replies: 5
Views: 382

Re: New Funds Added to 401K - Help with Rebalance / Relocation

3. Part of me thinks that the easiest thing to do might be to shift my 401K allocation to the Vanguard Target Date Institutional 2040 Fund (currently 85/15 Stock to Bond ratio) and slowly (as my 401K increases quicker than my Roth) exchange out parts of the Total Bond Market into Total US / Total I...
by PFInterest
Sat Nov 10, 2018 9:10 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Traditional IRA lowers QBI deduction?
Replies: 8
Views: 358

Re: Traditional IRA lowers QBI deduction?

tIRA lowers your taxable income. therefore there is less for the 20% QBI to be applied to. therefore yes its lower.

are you already doing a max t401k? otherwise i would leave it as a rIRA. unless you are already planning Roth conversions. then tIRA.
by PFInterest
Sat Nov 10, 2018 9:08 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: IRA Early withdrawal penalty ?
Replies: 9
Views: 493

Re: IRA Early withdrawal penalty ?

others will chime in but i dont think so.
you could set up 72t withdrawals, but that likely wont be helpful if you dont need the money.
by PFInterest
Sat Nov 10, 2018 9:06 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Is NOW a good time to start ETF saving journey?
Replies: 13
Views: 1309

Re: Is NOW a good time to start ETF saving journey?

I remember that the best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago, the second best time is now. However, given current market hopping up and down wouldn't it be better to wait for few months and start from more stable ground? go back and read that sentence again. a few months from now im hoping for th...
by PFInterest
Sat Nov 10, 2018 8:54 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: New Funds Added to 401K - Help with Rebalance / Relocation
Replies: 5
Views: 382

Re: New Funds Added to 401K - Help with Rebalance / Relocation

3. Part of me thinks that the easiest thing to do might be to shift my 401K allocation to the Vanguard Target Date Institutional 2040 Fund (currently 85/15 Stock to Bond ratio) and slowly (as my 401K increases quicker than my Roth) exchange out parts of the Total Bond Market into Total US / Total I...
by PFInterest
Sat Nov 10, 2018 8:52 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: question from "not the smartest personal computer guy in the world"
Replies: 12
Views: 1690

Re: question from "not the smartest personal computer guy in the world"

if you are using windows 10 you really dont need to pay for antivirus anymore. even the free version of avast is ranked highly. make sure you turn on 2 factor auth for the accounts that support it (like google). i would suggest a password manager like lastpass, etc. 1- you can create much longer pas...