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by LadyGeek
Tue Jan 22, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Grocery shopping strategy
Replies: 111
Views: 5960

Re: Grocery shopping strategy

I removed an off-topic post on recent food poisoning outbreaks.

Please stay focused on the consumer aspects.
by LadyGeek
Tue Jan 22, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Paying thousands per ticket to attend the NFL Super Bowl?
Replies: 138
Views: 6082

Re: Paying thousands per ticket to attend the NFL Super Bowl?

This thread has run its course and is locked (the OP has not indicated any interest to personally attend the game, topic exhausted, rehashing the same topics). 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 h...
by LadyGeek
Tue Jan 22, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Donate to the John Bogle Endowment Fund
Replies: 11
Views: 441

Re: Donate to the John Bogle Endowment Fund

...Mel Lindauer is on the Board of the Center and he recommended I post this effort here. If you have any ideas how to further this effort, please comment. This is a request in support of the Bogle Center . In case there are any questions about this, see: No Solicitation Members may not post affili...
by LadyGeek
Tue Jan 22, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Fake Passive Investors
Replies: 51
Views: 2131

Re: Fake Passive Investors

This thread has run its course and is locked (not actionable). 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
Mon Jan 21, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Tributes to Jack Bogle
Replies: 118
Views: 10272

Re: Tributes to Jack Bogle

Jack Bogle's picture on the Bogleheads® wiki home page has been updated to add a caption. John Bogle (1929 - 2019) Forum posts The link goes to this page: John Bogle forum post index , which contains an archive of Jack Bogle's posts on this forum. Those threads have been locked to preserve the conte...
by LadyGeek
Mon Jan 21, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Dentist fees
Replies: 45
Views: 2488

Re: Dentist fees

This thread is now in the Personal Finance (Not Investing) forum (insurance rates).
by LadyGeek
Mon Jan 21, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: What is your favorite high CAGR index fund from 2000 to now?
Replies: 14
Views: 879

Re: What is your favorite high CAGR index fund from 2000 to now?

^^^ We have an agreement to disagree, let's move on.
by LadyGeek
Mon Jan 21, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Help with Credit card debt planning - advice
Replies: 10
Views: 599

Re: Help with Credit card debt planning - advice

This thread is now in the Personal Finance (Not Investing) forum (paying down debt).
by LadyGeek
Mon Jan 21, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks in free fall
Replies: 10165
Views: 1789617

Re: U.S. stocks in free fall

Please stay on-topic, which is about the U.S. stock market.

Determining if an Emergency fund is part of your fixed income portfolio should be discussed in a different thread.
by LadyGeek
Mon Jan 21, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Jettison QSPIX?
Replies: 26
Views: 1512

Re: Jettison QSPIX?

I removed an off-topic post and reply. 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 respectful manner to other p...
by LadyGeek
Mon Jan 21, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Tributes to Jack Bogle
Replies: 118
Views: 10272

Re: Tributes to Jack Bogle

I merged moneywise3's thread into the on-going discussion.
by LadyGeek
Mon Jan 21, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Student Loans
Replies: 16
Views: 1109

Re: Student Loans

Discussions of dishonest behavior or bypassing the law is totally unacceptable.

"Shifting things around" to intentionally misreport income is tax evasion (or fraud, in the case of a loan application). This thread has run its course and is locked.
by LadyGeek
Sun Jan 20, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 4055
Views: 1102701

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Thor: Ragnarok, on Netflix. Entertaining, but my husband liked it better than I did.
by LadyGeek
Sun Jan 20, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Predicting future Exp. Ratio changes on Vanguard funds...
Replies: 10
Views: 658

Re: Predicting future Exp. Ratio changes on Vanguard funds...

I removed an off-topic comment and several replies. As a reminder, see: General Etiquette
At all times we must conduct ourselves in a respectful manner to other posters.
by LadyGeek
Sun Jan 20, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: My daughter's inheritance.
Replies: 75
Views: 9898

Re: My daughter's inheritance.

KRBerly - In order to give appropriate advice, it's best to keep all the information in one spot. I mreged your update back into the original thread. It's much easier to see what happened before and to compare with your current situation.
by LadyGeek
Sun Jan 20, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: After-tax 401(k) to Roth IRA conversion - confused about tax treatment
Replies: 20
Views: 928

Re: [Roth conversion - confused between pre-tax and post-tax money]

Don't let the Fidelity article mess you up. The IRS rules can be simplified: If you move money that hasn't yet been taxed, you will pay tax when you move it. Your desire to move pre-tax money (no taxes paid yet) (401(k)) to an account containing money that has taxes already paid on it (Roth IRA) mea...
by LadyGeek
Sun Jan 20, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: 401k + aftertax 401k -> roth methodology
Replies: 20
Views: 1440

Re: 401k + aftertax 401k -> roth methodology

raixx017 has a question which I've moved into a new thread. See: [Roth conversion - confused between pre-tax and post-tax money]

pingpong - your post was quoted.
by LadyGeek
Sun Jan 20, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Spreading 3 fund portfolio across brokers?
Replies: 15
Views: 751

Re: Spreading 3 fund portfolio across brokers?

Is Vanguard to big to fail? They are very secretive about things...they are a "private, for profit, insider-controlled company that does not disclose boss pay, marketing costs, or other basic information (Philly Inquirer 1/20/2019, business section page E2)". Most of my stuff is with them. I believ...
by LadyGeek
Sun Jan 20, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Spreading 3 fund portfolio across brokers?
Replies: 15
Views: 751

Re: Spreading 3 fund portfolio across brokers?

As a reminder, conspiracy theory (government has power) is off-topic. 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 po...
by LadyGeek
Sun Jan 20, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Is California worth the premium?
Replies: 89
Views: 5088

Re: Is California worth the premium?

This thread has run its course and is locked (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 of posting policy, a topic (or ...
by LadyGeek
Sat Jan 19, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Child # 3 - seeking advice from older members
Replies: 89
Views: 7237

Re: Child # 3 - seeking advice from older members

This thread has run its course and is locked (relationship issue, not financial). See: Acceptable Topics and Subforum Guidelines This is an investing and personal finance forum. We also maintain a subforum that allow our members to discuss consumer goods and services and recreational activities. An...
by LadyGeek
Sat Jan 19, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: NY Times $1 per week digital
Replies: 26
Views: 2693

Re: NY Times $1 per week digital

This is a "no politics" forum. I removed an off-topic post and a reply. As a reminder, see: Politics and Religion
In order to avoid the inevitable frictions that arise from these topics, political or religious posts and comments are prohibited.
by LadyGeek
Sat Jan 19, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: The NY Times calls us a cult but in a good way
Replies: 62
Views: 6946

Re: The NY Times calls us a cult but in a good way

The NY Times devoted another three pages to Jack Bogle on Friday. And they managed to give Bogleheads a nod but neglected to note our forum. Here is hoping the ones that can benefit from Bogleheads.org will search for us. The site home page is linked in the text. The cultists call themselves the Bo...
by LadyGeek
Sat Jan 19, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: The NY Times calls us a cult but in a good way
Replies: 62
Views: 6946

Re: The NY Times calls us a cult but in a good way

This thread is now in the Investing - Theory, News & General forum (news).

I removed several off-topic posts. As a reminder, see: General Etiquette
At all times we must conduct ourselves in a respectful manner to other posters.
This includes comments directed at the NY Times.
by LadyGeek
Sat Jan 19, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What do you read?
Replies: 10
Views: 542

Re: What do you read?

This thread is now in the Personal Consumer Issues forum (how you spend your money and your time.

Please post your suggests in the on-going discussion here: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI

(Thread locked to redirect the discussion.)
by LadyGeek
Fri Jan 18, 2019 11:27 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: What's Your Credit Card Rewards Strategy?
Replies: 3180
Views: 617319

Re: What's Your Credit Card Rewards Strategy?

That would make searching for info harder. I would think you'd want continuity, as the strategy doesn't change all that much.
by LadyGeek
Fri Jan 18, 2019 10:59 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Have I Now Become Out of Touch Financially? Aging question...
Replies: 90
Views: 11126

Re: Have I Now Become Out of Touch Financially? Aging question...

I removed a number of off-topic posts regarding racial stereotypes. The discussion was derailed is several directions. As a reminder, see: General Etiquette At all times we must conduct ourselves in a respectful manner to other posters. Attacks on individuals, insults, name calling, trolling, baiti...
by LadyGeek
Fri Jan 18, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Tributes to Jack Bogle
Replies: 118
Views: 10272

Re: Tributes to Jack Bogle

^^^ I moved our posts into the Tributes thread. I'm listening to that song as I type. :(
by LadyGeek
Fri Jan 18, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Tributes to Jack Bogle
Replies: 118
Views: 10272

Re: John Bogle has died at age 89

Every year at the Bogleheads Conference, we presented Jack with a token of our appreciation. A few years ago, it was becoming more difficult for Jack to walk. So, we presented him with a cane. Mel Lindauer stated "We are presenting this cane to you. When we needed help, we leaned on you. If things e...
by LadyGeek
Fri Jan 18, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Any MD pursued a CFA? Thoughts?
Replies: 27
Views: 2472

Re: Any MD pursued a CFA? Thoughts?

This thread is now in the Personal Finance (Not Investing) forum (career guidance). Hey I am an MD ( IM Hospitalist) and in similar kinda situation as my primary job is week on week off. I get kinda bored on my week off and looking for things to do. While I have not done CFA, I got my Insurance prod...
by LadyGeek
Fri Jan 18, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: Log-In Issues January 17th around 5:00 PM CST
Replies: 4
Views: 283

Re: Log-In Issues January 17th around 5:00 PM CST

The problem yesterday was a technical issue that was later resolved. Earlier today, there were some dropouts. A quick check showed that the problem is not the server itself, but getting to the server. (Can't find the website.) We've had this problem before, which is bad guys mucking up the DNS serve...
by LadyGeek
Fri Jan 18, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: How much house can I afford (really)?
Replies: 129
Views: 7118

Re: How much house can I afford (really)?

I removed a number of off-topic posts. This thread has run its course and is locked (topic exhausted, heated contention). 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 the...
by LadyGeek
Fri Jan 18, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Tributes to Jack Bogle
Replies: 118
Views: 10272

Re: Tributes to Jack Bogle

I merged Kathleen Ryan's thread into the on-going discussion. Out of necessity to keep this forum focused on investing, please post all tributes here.
by LadyGeek
Fri Jan 18, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: I'm to expect a call from Vanguard
Replies: 2
Views: 746

Re: I'm to expect a call from Vanguard

Opposing points of view are always welcome, but your concerns need to be stated in a civil, factual manner. General rants are not productive. ...But, if you want another set of opinions, why not post your portfolio and questions to the forum in this format? https://www.bogleheads.org/forum/viewtopi...
by LadyGeek
Fri Jan 18, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: [Ally online savings now at 2.20%]
Replies: 283
Views: 47448

Re: [Ally online savings now at 2.20%]

Got it, thanks.

FYI - You can also report the post using the "!" in the top-right corner of the post and explain what's wrong. One of the reasons is "Naked Link OR Misleading Title".
by LadyGeek
Thu Jan 17, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: IRS to lower 2018 safe harbor withholding threshold to 85% [2018 only]
Replies: 22
Views: 2686

Re: IRS to lower 2018 safe harbor withholding threshold to 85% [2018 only]

I merged mptfan's thread into the on-going discussion. I also retitled the thread for clarity.
by LadyGeek
Thu Jan 17, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Tributes to Jack Bogle
Replies: 118
Views: 10272

Re: Morningstar's Tribute to Jack Bogle

Bogleheads: Morningstar has posted their own tributes to Jack Bogle: https://www.morningstar.com/videos/908201/morningstars-tribute-to-jack-bogle.html Taylor Christine Benz is understating how much she enjoyed interviewing, and speaking with, Jack during the annual Bogleheads Conferences. I was at ...
by LadyGeek
Thu Jan 17, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Tributes to Jack Bogle
Replies: 118
Views: 10272

Re: Tributes to Jack Bogle

"Don't do something... just stand there!" This is the one I use and repeat to myself most often. Same here. Right now, all I can think of is "Press on, regardless". His death is starting to sink in and that phrase is what's keeping me going. ========== At the 2018 Bogleheads Conference in October, ...
by LadyGeek
Thu Jan 17, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Should I buy a house in the Bay area or give up?
Replies: 94
Views: 6982

Re: Should I buy a house in the Bay area or give up?

This thread is now in the Personal Finance (Not Investing) forum (affording a house).
by LadyGeek
Thu Jan 17, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: Posting Format
Replies: 1
Views: 236

Re: Posting Format

Welcome! It's in the Investing - Help with Personal Investments forum. Here you go: Asking Portfolio Questions

Also see: Getting started

If you have any questions, just start a new thread in that forum and ask for help.
by LadyGeek
Thu Jan 17, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: John Bogle has died at age 89
Replies: 852
Views: 44639

Re: John Bogle has died at age 89

FYI - The site home page now displays all three threads.
by LadyGeek
Thu Jan 17, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: John Bogle has died at age 89
Replies: 852
Views: 44639

Re: John Bogle has died at age 89

We now have a tribute thread visible in all forums. See: Tributes to Jack Bogle
by LadyGeek
Thu Jan 17, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Tributes to Jack Bogle
Replies: 118
Views: 10272

Re: [Tributes to Jack Bogle]

It is understandable that everyone (including myself) would like to shout out an individual tribute to Jack. Unfortunately, it's not practical to do so. We need to have a single thread; I have already combined several. Please use this thread for tributes to Jack. This thread is now visible at the to...
by LadyGeek
Thu Jan 17, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: John Bogle has died at age 89
Replies: 852
Views: 44639

Re: John Bogle has died at age 89

Jack's obituary is now visible in all forums. See: Jack Bogle's Obituary From The Family
by LadyGeek
Thu Jan 17, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Jack Bogle's Obituary From The Family
Replies: 43
Views: 11946

Re: Jack Bogle's Obituary From The Family

This thread is now visible at the top of all forums.
by LadyGeek
Thu Jan 17, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Thoughts on Jordan Peterson books/videos?
Replies: 4
Views: 715

Re: Thoughts on Jordan Peterson books/videos?

Upon further review, this thread will remain locked (moderator discretion).
by LadyGeek
Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: John Bogle has died at age 89
Replies: 852
Views: 44639

Re: John Bogle is dead at 89

Jack joined this forum on Jan 07, 2008 and posted a total of 20 times. His posts can be found here: jack bogle I was checking this link, and here is an extract of one of his last posts (emphasis is mine). That brought tears to my eyes. Yes, Jack, we'll keep singing. I’m beginning to age a bit, and ...