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by LadyGeek
Fri Jan 18, 2019 11:27 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: What's Your Credit Card Rewards Strategy?
Replies: 3175
Views: 615918

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: 10520

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: 91
Views: 6951

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: 91
Views: 6951

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: 26
Views: 2072

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: 229

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: 6899

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: 91
Views: 6951

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: 683

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: 270
Views: 45959

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: 21
Views: 2270

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: 91
Views: 6951

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: 91
Views: 6951

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: 91
Views: 5843

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: 220

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: 828
Views: 40910

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: 828
Views: 40910

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: 91
Views: 6951

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: 828
Views: 40910

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: 34
Views: 8190

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: 692

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: 828
Views: 40910

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 ...
by LadyGeek
Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:22 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Rumor mill - Fidelity starting individual HSA's Nov. 15th
Replies: 860
Views: 65107

Re: Rumor mill - Fidelity starting individual HSA's Nov. 15th

^^^ Thank you. This is my first year with an HSA, so I don't have a W-2 for reference.
by LadyGeek
Wed Jan 16, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: John Bogle has died at age 89
Replies: 828
Views: 40910

Re: John Bogle has died at age 89

FYI - I modified the thread title.
by LadyGeek
Wed Jan 16, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Rumor mill - Fidelity starting individual HSA's Nov. 15th
Replies: 860
Views: 65107

Re: Rumor mill - Fidelity starting individual HSA's Nov. 15th

One aspect of your employer not taking the contribution from your salary is that your pre-tax income will be that much higher - my employer will take out more taxes than needed. So... the IRS Withholding Calculator will be used to adjust my withholding. The larger aspect is FICA and FUTA. (Note, th...
by LadyGeek
Wed Jan 16, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: The Worth Of A Man: A Tribute To John C. Bogle
Replies: 42
Views: 4720

Re: The Worth Of A Man: A Tribute To John C. Bogle

FYI - Let's leave this discussion here, separate from the on-going discussion at: John Bogle is dead at 89
by LadyGeek
Wed Jan 16, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: John Bogle has died at age 89
Replies: 828
Views: 40910

Re: John Bogle is dead at 89

Rick Ferri has posted a tribute here: The Worth Of A Man: A Tribute To John C. Bogle
by LadyGeek
Wed Jan 16, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: John Bogle has died at age 89
Replies: 828
Views: 40910

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
by LadyGeek
Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: John Bogle has died at age 89
Replies: 828
Views: 40910

Re: John Bogle is dead at 89

The forum header is now dark gray. We are now in a state of mourning.

I'll update the home page shortly.
by LadyGeek
Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: John Bogle has died at age 89
Replies: 828
Views: 40910

Re: John Bogle is dead at 89

I'm a reporter at Barron's and would love to hear some of your reflections about John Bogle and his impact on your investing and lives. Please email me at nicholas.jasinski@barrons.com if you'd be willing to share your thoughts. Thank you. Rest in Peace. Welcome! I confirm NMJB is a reporter for Ba...
by LadyGeek
Wed Jan 16, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: John Bogle has died at age 89
Replies: 828
Views: 40910

Re: John Bogle is dead at 89

FYI - I will change the forum header to gray to put us in a state of mourning. Let me catch up first.
by LadyGeek
Wed Jan 16, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: John Bogle has died at age 89
Replies: 828
Views: 40910

Re: John Bogle is dead at 89

This thread is now visible in all forums. I merging threads as fast as I can.

The forum is getting understandably getting swamped, you may get timeout errors. Just refresh the page and try again.
by LadyGeek
Wed Jan 16, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: help with financial planning
Replies: 31
Views: 2931

Re: help with financial planning

mirandablue - In order to give appropriate advice, it's best to keep all the information in one spot. Otherwise, it's very difficult to go back and forth between the discussions and follow what's going on. I moved your updated post back into this thread. If you have any questions ask them here. This...
by LadyGeek
Wed Jan 16, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Wild Planet Sardines quality problem [Review of sardine brands]
Replies: 14
Views: 1487

Re: Wild Planet Sardines quality problem [Review of sardine brands]

FYI - I retitled this thread to keep it actionable.
by LadyGeek
Wed Jan 16, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: End of an era - Boeing 727
Replies: 35
Views: 2393

Re: End of an era - Boeing 727

This thread has run its course and is locked (reminiscing about the 727 is not an actionable consumer issue). See: Personal Consumer Issues This subforum is focused on making informed decisions about consumer goods and services (other than investing or financial). Acceptable topics include: - consu...
by LadyGeek
Wed Jan 16, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Furloughed Fed Employee - How to make best use of time
Replies: 60
Views: 5751

Re: Furloughed Fed Employee - How to make best use of time

This is a "no politics" forum. I removed an off-topic post and several replies. 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. The only exceptions to this rule are: Common r...
by LadyGeek
Wed Jan 16, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: WSJ: This Alabama Quarterback Wants to Be Your Insurance Salesman
Replies: 9
Views: 1580

Re: WSJ: This Alabama Quarterback Wants to Be Your Insurance Salesman

Intercepted. This thread has run its course and is locked (not actionable, 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...
by LadyGeek
Wed Jan 16, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: A co-worker makes more than me
Replies: 77
Views: 6528

Re: A co-worker makes more than me

Upon further review, this thread will remain locked (contentious, relationship issues). See: Personal Finance
Note that topics must be directly connected to your (or your friend's or family's) financial life. General comments or complaints about these topics will be locked or removed.
by LadyGeek
Wed Jan 16, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Are mega back door Roth contributions considered contributions?
Replies: 87
Views: 2887

Re: Are mega back door Roth contributions considered contributions?

I removed an off-topic post and reply (page 1), which may be the result of a misunderstanding (what is the correct question in this discussion). 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 discussi...
by LadyGeek
Wed Jan 16, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Gillette Mach 3 alternatives
Replies: 81
Views: 5585

Re: Gillette Mach 3 alternatives

This thread has run its course and is locked (topic exhausted). See: Personal Consumer Issues Note that this subforum has a much lower threshold for locking or removing posts than the financial and investing subforums. In general, controversial, offensive, pointless, divisive or mean-spirited posts...
by LadyGeek
Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 4044
Views: 1101389

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

FYI - Shows (series) can be posted here: [What TV Show Have You Recently Watched?]
by LadyGeek
Tue Jan 15, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Are You Dumping Netflix?
Replies: 163
Views: 8850

Re: Are You Dumping Netflix?

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

I removed a post and reply suggesting use of an anonymous file server to view Netflix content. (This is beyond using a VPN.)
by LadyGeek
Tue Jan 15, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Rumor mill - Fidelity starting individual HSA's Nov. 15th
Replies: 860
Views: 65107

Re: Rumor mill - Fidelity starting individual HSA's Nov. 15th

One aspect of your employer not taking the contribution from your salary is that your pre-tax income will be that much higher - my employer will take out more taxes than needed. So... the IRS Withholding Calculator will be used to adjust my withholding. The larger aspect is FICA and FUTA. (Note, th...
by LadyGeek
Tue Jan 15, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: School staff threatened to call social worker
Replies: 54
Views: 2729

Re: School staff threatened to call social worker

This thread has run its course and is locked (contentious, relationship issue - not a consumer issue). See: Personal Consumer Issues This subforum is focused on making informed decisions about consumer goods and services (other than investing or financial). Acceptable topics include: - consumer goo...
by LadyGeek
Tue Jan 15, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: "Open Social Security" calculator: feature requests, bug reports, etc
Replies: 290
Views: 27317

Re: "Open Social Security" calculator: feature requests, bug reports, etc

I merged Bloodsuckingleeches' thread into the on-going discussion.
by LadyGeek
Tue Jan 15, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Master thread - Providence, Rhode Island Bogleheads Chapter
Replies: 22
Views: 4967

Re: Master thread - Providence, Rhode Island Bogleheads Chapter

You're all set. I merged the threads together, then retitled the thread as "Master thread - Providence, Rhode Island Bogleheads Chapter". Post all meeting notices here. (1) Readers can bookmark the thread and (2) members who post in this thread will have it show up under Your posts . This thread is ...
by LadyGeek
Tue Jan 15, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: PG&E Bonds
Replies: 49
Views: 5046

Re: PG&E Bonds

I merged assetalloc's thread into the on-going discussion. The combined thread is in the Investing - Theory, News & General forum. [Thread merged into here, see below. --admin LadyGeek] I am holding PG&E PACIFIC GAS &ELEC CO NOTE CALL MAKE WHOLE maturing on 10/01/2020 I bought these few years back (...
by LadyGeek
Tue Jan 15, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: 29 yo resident doc married need personal finance/investing advice
Replies: 27
Views: 2524

Re: 29 yo resident doc married need personal finance/investing advice

boomie53 wrote:
Tue Jan 15, 2019 3:01 pm
I updated my original post with my monthly expenses, and i'll copy here.
Since you've updated your original post, I removed the 2nd post - which is a duplicate. (If there was any information you needed in that post, please PM me.)