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by LadyGeek
Sat Apr 20, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: US Chapters
Topic: Suggestions for the Wiki
Replies: 441
Views: 268182

Re: Suggestions for the Wiki

Sorry for the delay. I fixed the broken links and removed entries that have disappeared entirely (site does not exist).

See: Retirement calculators and spending

Please let me know if anything was missed or is incorrect.
by LadyGeek
Sat Apr 20, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: EmergDoc's Investing Plan Thread [White Coat Investor]
Replies: 40
Views: 24035

Re: EmergDoc's Investing Plan Thread [White Coat Investor]

Learning101 has additional questions which I've moved into a stand-alone thread. See: Personal investment plans
by LadyGeek
Sat Apr 20, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Personal investment plans
Replies: 18
Views: 1518

Re: Personal investment plans

Learning101 - In order to provide appropriate advice, it's best to keep all the information in one spot. I moved your post into your original question so we can focus on your situation. 2. A quick answer - "All-in-One" funds are great when you don't have the time or experience to handle the added co...
by LadyGeek
Fri Apr 19, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: How Do I Protect My Portfolio Against HyperInflation?
Replies: 48
Views: 8184

Re: How Do I Protect My Portfolio Against HyperInflation?

This thread has run its course and is locked (not actionable, it's also 9 years old). 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, ...
by LadyGeek
Fri Apr 19, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: password reset difficulties
Replies: 6
Views: 2095

Re: password reset difficulties

No, it is not excessive. Password lengths must be between 9 and 100 characters. You can change the password to be any length from 9 to 100 characters. Why 9? Because everyone uses 8 and we want members to think about security. So, we went one higher. We're trying to enforce good security practices. ...
by LadyGeek
Thu Apr 18, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Bogleheads privacy warning
Replies: 61
Views: 5208

Re: Bogleheads privacy warning

This thread has run its course and is locked (derailed in several directions, topic exhausted). 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...
by LadyGeek
Thu Apr 18, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: What defines "income" on a retiree's credit card application?
Replies: 102
Views: 5867

Re: What defines "income" on a retiree's credit card application?

This thread has run its course and is locked (topic exhausted, derailed). 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 ...
by LadyGeek
Thu Apr 18, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks in free fall
Replies: 10391
Views: 1843253

Re: U.S. stocks in free fall

Several off-topic posts have been removed. The thread was starting to derail on the definition of a Boglehead. Please stay on-topic, which is the stock market.
by LadyGeek
Wed Apr 17, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: VHT / XBI / XLV holders (healthcare)
Replies: 22
Views: 1166

Re: VHT / XBI / XLV holders (healthcare)

I merged bei22000's thread into the on-going discussion. The combined thread is in the Investing - Theory, News & General forum. I also removed some off-topic posts (conjecture on the future of health care (single payer). As a reminder, see: Non-actionable (Trolling) Topics If readers can't do anyth...
by LadyGeek
Wed Apr 17, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: I give up on discount movie apps....
Replies: 11
Views: 1044

Re: I give up on discount movie apps....

This thread has run its course and is locked (general complaint). As a reminder, see: Personal Consumer Issues Note that topics must be directly connected to your (or your friend's or family's) life as a consumer. General comments or complaints about these topics will be locked or removed. Note tha...
by LadyGeek
Wed Apr 17, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Jury Duty questions
Replies: 20
Views: 2045

Re: Jury Duty questions

This thread has run its course and is locked (legal issue without a financial component). As a reminder, see: Personal Finance This subforum is for personal financial issues that don't involve investments. Examples of acceptable topics are: - insurance - employment issues - credit card and credit r...
by LadyGeek
Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: How to Minimize Your Emergency Care Expenses
Replies: 306
Views: 77867

Re: How to Minimize Your Emergency Care Expenses

^^^ Sorry, but further details on your child's condition would be considered medical advice and is off-topic here. The reasons medical advice is not permitted in this forum: 1. This is an anonymous internet forum. It is not possible to verify anyone's identity (nor do we want to). Credentials also i...
by LadyGeek
Tue Apr 16, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: What is your one favorite fixed income for retirement?
Replies: 45
Views: 5248

Re: What is your one favorite fixed income for retirement?

Trust_In_TylerDurden, Welcome! A basic tenet of investing is "Never invest in anything you don't understand". May I recommend you start a new thread in the Personal Investments forum and post your portfolio using the Asking Portfolio Questions format? It will make you think about the "big picture" w...
by LadyGeek
Tue Apr 16, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Switch auto insurance?
Replies: 18
Views: 1652

Re: Switch auto insurance?

I would agree that bundling can get you a better deal. Shop around, and you might even find that Company C beats them both. Like annual credit reports, you are entitled to a free report to review insurance claims against you. See the wiki: CLUE database C.L.U.E. (Comprehensive Loss Underwriting Exch...
by LadyGeek
Tue Apr 16, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: What defines "income" on a retiree's credit card application?
Replies: 102
Views: 5867

Re: What defines "income" on a retiree's credit card application?

Several off-topic posts regarding hypothetical situations were removed. Please stay on-topic and focus on helping the OP.
by LadyGeek
Tue Apr 16, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Received wrong vaccine...
Replies: 34
Views: 2930

Re: Received wrong vaccine...

I merged edudumb's update into the original discussion. As a reminder, see: Locked Topics if a topic is locked, please do not start up another thread to continue the discussion FYI - A member may PM a moderator to request the thread be reopened. See: Member Rights in a Dispute , second paragraph. In...
by LadyGeek
Tue Apr 16, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: [2018 tax return - How does it compare to previous years?]
Replies: 363
Views: 28479

Re: [2018 tax return - How does it compare to previous years?]

I removed an off-topic interchange regarding "Warren Buffet's Dream" and the obligation of wealthy persons to pay taxes. The discussion was getting derailed.

Please stay on topic, which is your own tax situation.
by LadyGeek
Tue Apr 16, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What to see in Philly?
Replies: 87
Views: 5593

Re: What to see in Philly?

Do you remember what you paid for them (and how many in the bag)? I just curious on the latest street price.
by LadyGeek
Mon Apr 15, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What to see in Philly?
Replies: 87
Views: 5593

Re: What to see in Philly?

Don't forget the soft pretzels.

You can get a bag of them at any street corner. At least that's how I remember it.
by LadyGeek
Mon Apr 15, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 4383
Views: 1144503

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle, on Netflix (2018, PG-13). The plot was interesting and somewhat creative. The animated characters weren't that bad, but were far too human-like for what I was expecting. OTOH, it's a kids' movie and it would probably hold their interest. Otherwise, meh.
by LadyGeek
Sun Apr 14, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: madsinger monthly report (March 2019)
Replies: 9
Views: 838

Re: madsinger monthly report (March 2019)

FYI - A complete report history is in the wiki: Madsinger monthly reports
by LadyGeek
Sun Apr 14, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Women, How Much Do You Pay for Haircut
Replies: 76
Views: 3831

Re: Women, How Much Do You Pay for Haircut

In a Philadelphia suburb, $60 for color + cut. I'll give a generous tip, including a few dollars for the shampoo person. Dryer is extra, which I always skip. This is a small shop that I've been going to for more years than I care to remember. Any of the owner's staff does an excellent job. On rare o...
by LadyGeek
Sun Apr 14, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: Non-US Chapters
Topic: Bogleheads event / conference in Asia? [Hong Kong]
Replies: 1
Views: 158

Re: Bogleheads event / conference in Asia? [Hong Kong]

This thread is now in the Non-US Chapters forum (Boglehead community). I retitled the thread to attract the attention of our Hong Kong members. QuantOfAsia, Welcome! The wiki has an on-going chapter list: Bogleheads® local chapters From google maps : Chapter 72 - Hong Kong Contact - Youssef (boglehe...
by LadyGeek
Sun Apr 14, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How to fix jerky images on streaming TV?
Replies: 29
Views: 1568

Re: How to fix jerky images on streaming TV?

This thread is now in the Personal Consumer Issues forum (streaming TV).
by LadyGeek
Sun Apr 14, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: "Serious Money" book - Free download
Replies: 17
Views: 2194

Re: "Serious Money" book - Free download

Thanks! Your wiki page has been modified to reflect the update: Rick Ferri (Books)
by LadyGeek
Sun Apr 14, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: UPDATE: How much can I spend on a house?
Replies: 23
Views: 4243

Re: UPDATE: How much can I spend on a house?

schachtw has a question which I've moved into a new thread. See: [Renting now, should we purchase a condo?]

(I also moved 2 replies.)
by LadyGeek
Sun Apr 14, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: The Three-Fund Portfolio
Replies: 2482
Views: 1552945

Re: The Three-Fund Portfolio

New member Benosis has a question which was moved into a new thread. See: [401k Allocation]

FYI - The move was done by one of our new moderators, oldcomputerguy.
by LadyGeek
Sat Apr 13, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Career advice for 30 y/o in software sales
Replies: 16
Views: 1640

Re: Career advice for 30 y/o in software sales

You have your recommendation (and I agree with it) but you've posted too much personal information. I'd ask the moderator's help with redacting the company name. The OP has requested our help. I've redacted the company name from several posts. (The OP has redacted the company name from her own post...
by LadyGeek
Sat Apr 13, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: [2018 tax return - How does it compare to previous years?]
Replies: 363
Views: 28479

Re: [2018 tax return - How does it compare to previous years?]

An off-topic comment has been removed. As a reminder, this is a "no politics" forum. 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 to this rule are: Common religious e...
by LadyGeek
Fri Apr 12, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Career advice for 30 y/o in software sales
Replies: 16
Views: 1640

Re: Career advice for 30 y/o in software sales

This thread is now in the Personal Finance (Not Investing) forum (career guidance).
by LadyGeek
Fri Apr 12, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Roth IRA Tax Income Question
Replies: 12
Views: 678

Re: Roth IRA Tax Income Question

This thread is now in the Personal Finance (Not Investing) forum (taxes).
by LadyGeek
Fri Apr 12, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: A little confused on graded vesting
Replies: 10
Views: 581

Re: A little confused on graded vesting

This thread is now in the Personal Finance (Not Investing) forum (employer retirement plan).
by LadyGeek
Fri Apr 12, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Anyone Own/Operate a Funeral Home?
Replies: 16
Views: 1743

Re: Anyone Own/Operate a Funeral Home?

This thread is now in the Personal Finance (Not Investing) forum (real estate).
by LadyGeek
Fri Apr 12, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: Forum software upgrade bug reports and change requests
Replies: 490
Views: 121801

Re: Forum software upgrade bug reports and change requests

It's come up before. The discussion is here: Why not add a "like" button to Boglehead posts?

(The answer will not change. "Like" buttons will not be added.)
by LadyGeek
Fri Apr 12, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: Please Try Out Test Posts Here
Replies: 255
Views: 218521

Re: Please Try Out Test Posts Here

FYI - Embedded animated GIF images are not permitted (distracting format). See: General Etiquette
avoid posting in ALL CAPITAL LETTERS or otherwise using distracting formatting
Wrapping an embedded image with a link does work. (Click on the image and go to the link.)
by LadyGeek
Fri Apr 12, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Fidelity as a one stop shop
Replies: 522
Views: 56728

Re: Fidelity as a one stop shop

There are three ways to make changes: 1. Become a wiki editor and make the change yourself. 2. Post your change in this thread and a wiki editor will find the post and make the change for you. 3. Post your change in Suggestions for the Wiki and a wiki editor will make the change for you. To see the ...
by LadyGeek
Fri Apr 12, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Post your Investment Policy Statement IPS here
Replies: 62
Views: 64453

Re: Post your Investment Policy Statement IPS here

This 2010 thread is referenced in the wiki: Investment policy statement ("External links")

It would be interesting to see if anyone who has created an Investment Policy Statement has followed their statement over time.

(The wiki page was created in 2009.)
by LadyGeek
Fri Apr 12, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: US Chapters
Topic: Suggestions for the Wiki
Replies: 441
Views: 268182

Re: Suggestions for the Wiki

^^^ I moved both of your posts into the right thread, which is for wiki suggestions.

Thanks! Another wiki editor (or myself) will get it fixed.
by LadyGeek
Fri Apr 12, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: Uploading an image
Replies: 8
Views: 433

Re: Uploading an image

The image needs to be less than 1200px on each side (1200px x 1200px).

You can find more info in the wiki: Posting images in the Bogleheads forum Note the section for Google Drive.

As neurosphere notes, you can insert the link without the image and we can click on it.
by LadyGeek
Fri Apr 12, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: US Chapters
Topic: Master Thread for Philadelphia PA Area Bogleheads Chapter
Replies: 180
Views: 49993

Re: Final Agenda Philly Chapter meeting June 11, 2016

burnsm00, Welcome! From an earlier post: PS. For new people who are interested in joining the group: please send me an email at "phillyboglehead@gmail.com" with your contact information (name, email) for inclusion in the group and feel free to come to the meeting. The meeting is tomorrow, Saturday.
by LadyGeek
Fri Apr 12, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Bogleheads, why won't anyone hire me?
Replies: 194
Views: 17366

Re: Bogleheads, why won't anyone hire me?

^^^ 2 posts up. Before this escalates further, 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 respectful manner to other post...
by LadyGeek
Fri Apr 12, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What to see in Philly?
Replies: 87
Views: 5593

Re: What to see in Philly?

^^^ I'm also a Phildelphia native and know the King of Prussia mall area. It used to be the largest mall in the US, but that's long gone. It's nothing but lots of traffic with all of the usual stores you can find elsewhere. For a tourist who needs to carry stuff back home, I'd skip it. Target2019's ...
by LadyGeek
Fri Apr 12, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: [What TV Show Have You Recently Watched?]
Replies: 1224
Views: 122101

Re: [What TV Show Have You Recently Watched?]

I just finished season 1 of Altered Carbon on Netflix and really liked it. If your a fan of Blade Runner or William Gibson's sprawl series of novels (Neuromancer, Count Zero, and Mona Lisa Overdrive) I think you'll like it. I'm a fan of William Gibson (currently on Mona Lisa Overdrive), but this wa...
by LadyGeek
Thu Apr 11, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: [What TV Show Have You Recently Watched?]
Replies: 1224
Views: 122101

Re: [What TV Show Have You Recently Watched?]

Have you tried The 100, on Netflix? I'm almost finished Season 3 and want to keep going. The plot is highly creative with a lot of twists, lots of action, sci-fi, and well produced.
by LadyGeek
Thu Apr 11, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: International under-performance
Replies: 204
Views: 11048

Re: International under-performance

I removed a number of off-topic posts. 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 respectful manner to other posters. Attacks...
by LadyGeek
Thu Apr 11, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Buying a house next year. Wife wants a big house. Thoughts?
Replies: 104
Views: 8444

Re: Buying a house next year. Wife wants a big house. Thoughts?

I removed a number of posts disagreeing on acceptable square footage of the new house. Also, I removed several posts conjecturing on which spouse will make the purchasing decision. The discussion was getting derailed.

Please stay on-topic, which are the financial aspects.