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by LadyGeek
Fri Nov 17, 2017 9:30 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: $23K 2009 Lexus IS 250 AWD V-6 Miles 33K Certified.
Replies: 23
Views: 2995

Re: $23K 2009 Lexus IS 250 AWD V-6 Miles 33K Certified.

alaguy, Welcome!

FYI - This thread is from January 2014. For purchasing a car, the price is no longer relevant.
by LadyGeek
Fri Nov 17, 2017 9:08 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Amegy Bank $1000 business Card offer
Replies: 19
Views: 1903

Re: Amegy Bank $1000 business Card offer

This thread is now in the Personal Finance (Not Investing) forum (credit card).
by LadyGeek
Fri Nov 17, 2017 6:22 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Tesla truck unnveil
Replies: 60
Views: 3020

Re: Tesla truck unnveil

Comments on environmental impact are off-topic. As a reminder, see: Non-actionable (Trolling) Topics If readers can't do anything with the content of a topic other than argue about it, it does not belong here. Examples include: US or world economic, political, tax, health care and climate policies ...
by LadyGeek
Fri Nov 17, 2017 9:45 am
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: Linking wiki articles into forum posts
Replies: 16
Views: 3918

Re: Linking wiki articles into forum posts

^^^ When hovering over the link, I will get the page title. For example, hover your cursor over the "Forum Issues and Administration" link while viewing this thread (not editing a post). You'll get Linking wiki articles into forum posts - Bogleheads.org with Create Link. Firefox's Make Link would in...
by LadyGeek
Fri Nov 17, 2017 9:19 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Need help to understand tIRA rIRA conversion
Replies: 24
Views: 1418

Re: Need help to understand tIRA rIRA conversion

New member zoecat has a question which I've moved into a stand-alone thread: [Traditional to Roth IRA conversion - backdoor?]

I also moved one reply.
by LadyGeek
Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:51 pm
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: Linking wiki articles into forum posts
Replies: 16
Views: 3918

Re: Linking wiki articles into forum posts

My Firefox just updated to version 57.0 and I have the same problem. I've switched to Chrome with the Create Link extension until I can find a substitute. The reason I used Firefox is that the Make Link extension allowed you to hover over a link and capture the text. Chrome didn't do that, so I need...
by LadyGeek
Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:42 pm
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: Notifications
Replies: 3
Views: 327

Re: Notifications

In addition to notifications, every thread that you post in (including ones you start) will show up in Your posts, which is under the Quick links menu at the top-left corner of the page. Mobile users will find it in the left-side drop-down menu.
by LadyGeek
Thu Nov 16, 2017 9:41 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Request for Promotion letter to Senior Management
Replies: 155
Views: 11947

Re: Request for Promotion letter to Senior Management

I also removed an off-topic post and several replies. As a reminder, see: General Etiquette We expect this forum to be a place where people can feel comfortable asking questions and where debates and discussions are conducted in civil tones. ... At all times we must conduct ourselves in a respectfu...
by LadyGeek
Thu Nov 16, 2017 9:38 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Request for Promotion letter to Senior Management
Replies: 155
Views: 11947

Re: Request for Promotion letter to Senior Management

someone illuminate LadyGeek's batman signal. Lock it up You are funny - correct -lock it up - even the OP agrees.... LadyGeek - where are you? :beer The batwoman signal has been illuminated.* This thread has run its course and is locked (topic exhausted, getting contentious). See: Locked Topics Mod...
by LadyGeek
Thu Nov 16, 2017 9:01 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Pennsylvania Vehicle Registration Renewal - 2 year option
Replies: 24
Views: 2226

Re: Pennsylvania Vehicle Registration Renewal - 2 year option

^^^ Be careful, as the license plate is usually mounted on a soft-plastic bumper cover. Too much heat will soften the surrounding plastic.

Using a heat gun (or hair dryer) is a common technique for repairing small bumper cracks.
by LadyGeek
Thu Nov 16, 2017 5:55 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Luxury Index Funds
Replies: 12
Views: 1543

Re: Luxury Index Funds

This thread is now in the Investing - Theory, News & General forum (general question).
by LadyGeek
Thu Nov 16, 2017 5:34 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: 2017 Bogleheads Conference
Replies: 8
Views: 608

Re: 2017 Bogleheads Conference

I merged dachshund's thread into here, which is in the Investing - Theory, News & General forum.
by LadyGeek
Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:00 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: AT & T outage - [Nationwide outage]
Replies: 12
Views: 1170

Re: AT & T outage - hacked?

To keep this discussion actionable, the outage is real: Some AT&T customers unable to make calls - CNET I also retitled the thread. From the article: AT&T said Wednesday that some US customers are experiencing trouble placing wireless calls but rebooting the device would fix the problem. Try rebooti...
by LadyGeek
Wed Nov 15, 2017 8:10 pm
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: BH recent Membership [BogleHead]
Replies: 15
Views: 1288

Re: BH recent Membership

This thread is now in the Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community forum (Bogleheads). I also retitled the thread.

The OP can change the thread title further by editing the Subject: line in Post #1.
by LadyGeek
Wed Nov 15, 2017 7:57 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Pennsylvania Vehicle Registration Renewal - 2 year option
Replies: 24
Views: 2226

Re: Pennsylvania Vehicle Registration Renewal - 2 year option

I sprung for the 2-year deal. BTW, they also got rid of the plate registration stickers. I was wondering how many of those my license plate holder could take before the frame bent out of shape. See: Registration Stickers which explains how registrations are tracked. To tell the truth, I've never had...
by LadyGeek
Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:28 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: The Personal Black Swan
Replies: 46
Views: 5590

Re: The Personal Black Swan

This thread has run its course and is locked (topic exhausted, no longer about investing). See: Locked Topics Moderators or site admins may lock a topic (set it so no more replies may be added) when a violation of posting policy has occurred. Occasionally, even if there are no overt violations of p...
by LadyGeek
Tue Nov 14, 2017 5:40 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Losing all of your savings.
Replies: 41
Views: 5490

Re: Losing all of your savings.

volimsmes- Sorry for the interruption, but could you please check your Private Messages? It's a link in the upper-right corner of the page which looks like this: Private messages 1 (generic link, will go to your PM inbox). Thanks.
by LadyGeek
Mon Nov 13, 2017 11:01 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: IPHONE 8, X
Replies: 39
Views: 1972

Re: IPHONE 8, X

HerbRight wrote:
Mon Nov 13, 2017 2:29 pm
hi, is the iPhone X worth the $$$ or the 8 is good enough??
To keep this actionable, are you looking to buy an iPhone 8 or X?
by LadyGeek
Mon Nov 13, 2017 10:27 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Medicare [Can I contribute to a Health Savings Account?]
Replies: 22
Views: 1454

Re: Medicare [Can I contribute to a Health Savings Account?]

This thread is now in the Personal Finance (Not Investing) forum (Medicare). I retitled the thread for clarity. Thanks for the heads up, as the wiki was missing this important point - no HSA contributions if you have Medicare. It's fixed. See: Medicare "Brief overview and history" That is not suffi...
by LadyGeek
Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:40 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Wiki revised - 529 plans
Replies: 3
Views: 447

Wiki revised - 529 plans

Based on this unexpected member feedback in Re: N.Carolina 529 no longer state tax decuctible Is the Wiki not complete on this? I had assumed that any state not on this list did not do a recapture: https://www.bogleheads.org/wiki/529_plan_recapture_tax_on_rollovers The Wiki is very much out of date,...
by LadyGeek
Mon Nov 13, 2017 4:45 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Do you meditate?
Replies: 107
Views: 6145

Re: Do you meditate?

As a reminder, comments related to religions and religious practices are off-topic (previous page and up to this post). See: Politics and Religion In order to avoid the inevitable frictions that arise from these topics, political or religious posts and comments are prohibited. The only exceptions t...
by LadyGeek
Sun Nov 12, 2017 10:53 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: The Personal Black Swan
Replies: 46
Views: 5590

Re: The Personal Black Swan

This thread is now in the Investing - Theory, News & General forum.
by LadyGeek
Sun Nov 12, 2017 10:34 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Medicare [Can I contribute to a Health Savings Account?]
Replies: 22
Views: 1454

Re: Medicare [Can I contribute to Health Savings Account?]

This thread is now in the Personal Finance (Not Investing) forum (Medicare). I retitled the thread for clarity.

Thanks for the heads up, as the wiki was missing this important point - no HSA contributions if you have Medicare.

It's fixed. See: Medicare "Brief overview and history"
by LadyGeek
Sun Nov 12, 2017 4:59 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Boglehead investing in Spain -- a forum thread
Replies: 8
Views: 1710

Re: Boglehead investing in Spain -- a forum thread

I have removed the "draft" status and placed the article into the main wiki area. See: Investing from Spain While there is more work to do, the information is factual.* This allows readers to use the existing information immediately. Randomizer can continue to build up the page over time as he resea...
by LadyGeek
Sun Nov 12, 2017 4:14 pm
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Master Thread for Philadelphia PA Area Bogleheads Chapter
Replies: 140
Views: 27850

Re: Master Thread for Philadelphia PA Area Bogleheads Chapter

I'd also like to thank the chapter coordinator and presenters for a very "enthusiastic" discussion.

To clarify, Erin Arvedlund (journalist from “The Inquirer”) was ill and did not attend the meeting.
by LadyGeek
Sun Nov 12, 2017 1:32 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: 1st draft of my portfolio to evaluation [feedback please] [Europe]
Replies: 2
Views: 126

Re: 1st draft of my portfolio to evaluation [feedback please] [Europe]

Welcome! I retitled the thread to attract our European experts. Is your home country in the EU?

If so, we have a wiki article that can help: EU investing
by LadyGeek
Sun Nov 12, 2017 10:46 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Unnecessary Corporate Meetings
Replies: 25
Views: 1833

Re: Unnecessary Corporate Meetings

This thread has run its course and is locked (general rant, stupidity of other people). See: Non-actionable (Trolling) Topics If readers can't do anything with the content of a topic other than argue about it, it does not belong here. Examples include: US or world economic, political, tax, health c...
by LadyGeek
Sun Nov 12, 2017 10:44 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: How does this target date fund look?
Replies: 14
Views: 696

Re: How does this target date fund look?

I merged Teague's duplicate post into here (with replies). The 3rd post from the start is clarifying the list as "Top Ten Holdings".

FYI - A member can always edit a post by clicking on the "pencil" icon in the top right corner of a post.
by LadyGeek
Sat Nov 11, 2017 8:37 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: tipping in a living wage state (yes, I went there)
Replies: 1
Views: 940

Re: tipping in a living wage state (yes, I went there)

This thread has run its course and is locked (not personal nor actionable). General comment threads are off topic in the forums with "Personal" in the title. See: A reminder that non-investing general comment threads are OT - It must be personal . In other words, you must be asking about your own s...
by LadyGeek
Sat Nov 11, 2017 8:03 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: [Yahoo Finance no longer works - Alternatives to download securities quotes]
Replies: 242
Views: 19232

Re: Download quotes to excel spreadsheet

^^^ The link no longer exists.

I merged bertilak's 2016 thread into here, which is a similar discussion. The software sorts by time, so it appears first in the thread.

Update: Leesbro63's thread is also merged into here. The combined thread is in the Investing - Theory, News & General forum.
by LadyGeek
Sat Nov 11, 2017 9:31 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: average incomes for luxury cars other expenses?
Replies: 1
Views: 517

Re: average incomes for luxury cars other expenses?

This thread has run its course and is locked (not personal nor actionable). General comment threads are off topic in the forums with "Personal" in the title. See: A reminder that non-investing general comment threads are OT - It must be personal . In other words, you must be asking about your own s...
by LadyGeek
Sat Nov 11, 2017 8:47 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Backdoor Roth going forward
Replies: 8
Views: 942

Re: Backdoor Roth going forward

This thread has run its course and is locked (proposed legislation). See this post for a comprehensive explanation: Political comments and proposed tax plan remain off-topic This thread is left visible as a reminder of the forum guidelines. gsleep - If you have questions on your investments, please...
by LadyGeek
Fri Nov 10, 2017 11:20 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Improving the TSP [for current participants]
Replies: 191
Views: 33490

Re: Improving the TSP [for current participants]

Sorry for the delay, but I just removed an off-topic post relating to proposed legislation (TSP Modernization Act). Until the legislation becomes law, the discussion will have to wait. A detailed explanation is here: Political comments and proposed tax plan remain off-topic (A separate thread discu...
by LadyGeek
Fri Nov 10, 2017 9:37 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Do you keep anything in your portfolio as a monument to your bad decisions?
Replies: 67
Views: 4174

Re: Do you keep anything in your portfolio as a monument to your bad decisions?

This thread is now in the Investing - Theory, News & General forum (general question). In 2016, I followed Vanguard's website instructions and placed after-tax money into an existing settlement fund account that was only for pre-tax money. Nearly a year later, the transaction was unwound and put int...
by LadyGeek
Fri Nov 10, 2017 8:48 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Larry Swedroe: Slaughtering The High Dividend Sacred Cow
Replies: 192
Views: 12791

Re: Larry Swedroe: Slaughtering The High Dividend Sacred Cow

With reference to some earlier interchanges, the discussion is getting derailed on conjecture of what "other people" think.

Please stay on-topic and state your concerns in a civil, factual manner.

(I also removed an off-topic remark which was above our "family friendly" threshold.)
by LadyGeek
Fri Nov 10, 2017 5:22 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: APY Bump [Annual Percentage Yield - online savings bank]
Replies: 7
Views: 552

Re: APY Bump [Annual Percentage Yield - online savings bank]

I retitled the thread to help with the acronym.

For new investors, the wiki has some background info: APR versus APY
by LadyGeek
Fri Nov 10, 2017 5:18 pm
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Master Thread for Philadelphia PA Area Bogleheads Chapter
Replies: 140
Views: 27850

Re: Master Thread for Philadelphia PA Area Bogleheads Chapter

Bumping for visibility, the meeting is tomorrow (Saturday).
by LadyGeek
Fri Nov 10, 2017 4:20 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: How old are you and what size is your portfolio?
Replies: 33
Views: 4097

Re: How old are you and what size is your portfolio?

This thread has run its course and is locked (not productive, divisive). See: Locked Topics Moderators or site admins may lock a topic (set it so no more replies may be added) when a violation of posting policy has occurred. Occasionally, even if there are no overt violations of posting policy, a t...
by LadyGeek
Fri Nov 10, 2017 4:08 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: What to do with Canadian/US Retirement accounts received in divorce settlement
Replies: 4
Views: 417

Re: What to do with Canadian/US Retirement accounts received in divorce settlement

The OP has posted this question in our sister Canadian forum: Canadian lives US, receiving Manulife account in divorce through a QDRO-what to do? - Financial Wisdom Forum As noted by Valuethinker, it would help us understand your situation if you could try to post your info here using the My Portfol...
by LadyGeek
Thu Nov 09, 2017 7:26 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: What to do with Canadian/US Retirement accounts received in divorce settlement
Replies: 4
Views: 417

Re: What to do with Canadian/US Retirement accounts received in divorce settlement

Welcome! I moved your post into the Investing - Help with Personal Investments forum which is better focused to help you. May I recommend you ask this same question in our sister Canadian forum: Financial Wisdom Forum ? You'll get expert advice. The have an excellent wiki: Cross-border and expatriat...
by LadyGeek
Thu Nov 09, 2017 4:20 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Medicare Medigap policy cost
Replies: 68
Views: 34770

Re: Medicare Medigap policy cost

DanP, Welcome! FYI - The post you've quoted is from 2012. From the FAQ : When I click the email link for a user it asks me to login? Only registered users can send email to other users via the built-in email form, and only if the administrator has enabled this feature. This is to prevent malicious u...
by LadyGeek
Thu Nov 09, 2017 4:05 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: VFIAX vs. VSMAX [Vanguard 500 Index vs. Small-Cap Index]
Replies: 6
Views: 544

Re: VFIAX vs. VSMAX [Vanguard 500 Index vs. Small-Cap Index]

I updated the thread title to clarify the ticker symbols. To the members reading this thread: Please include the name of the fund along with the ticker symbols. It saves time from looking them up and will avoid confusion if the ticker symbol is mistyped. The OP can change the thread title by editing...
by LadyGeek
Wed Nov 08, 2017 10:37 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: When is a good time to rebalance?
Replies: 30
Views: 2239

Re: When is a good time to rebalance?

This thread is now in the Investing - Theory, News & General forum (general question). You would benefit from an IPS that sets forth re-balance metrics. The wiki has some background info: Investment policy statement And: Rebalancing Make a plan and document when you will rebalance your portfolio. It...