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by LadyGeek
Tue Jan 16, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Netflix, Your Current Favorite Show
Replies: 285
Views: 32452

Re: Netflix, Your Current Favorite Show

I just finished Season 2 of Better Call Saul , which is the latest available on Netflix. A quick google search suggests that Season 3 will show up on Netflix a few weeks before Season 4 is released on AMC. Hopefully, that will occur around the end of March. In the mean time, I just started binge wat...
by LadyGeek
Tue Jan 16, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: [New forum request] International investing and US non-resident section
Replies: 19
Views: 1753

Re: [New forum request] International investing and non-resident section

Sorry, I should have provided you a complete answer. You are not the first member to make this request. My comment was from an earlier discussion. I have located an earlier discussion (from 2014) and merged your thread into here. I have also retitled the thread. For a lot of reasons, like extra work...
by LadyGeek
Tue Jan 16, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: [Mark Cuban -] "Diversification is for idiots..."
Replies: 26
Views: 3384

Re: Diversification is for idiots...

I removed an off-topic post. This thread has run its course and is locked (rant / celebrity / 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 ...
by LadyGeek
Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Wife's Windfall/Inheritance/Retirement/Merrill Lynch
Replies: 37
Views: 4668

Re: Wife's Windfall/Inheritance/Retirement/Merrill Lynch

ClemsonFan - I merged your question back into the original thread. In order to give appropriate advice, it's best to keep all the information in one spot. This isn't a big deal, don't worry about it.
by LadyGeek
Mon Jan 15, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: 2018 Withholding Tables
Replies: 87
Views: 10378

Re: IRS announces new withholding tables for 2018

My employer claims that the W-4 filled out for 2017 "expires" in February 2018. They are telling everyone "Give us a new W-4 by February 15, 2018 or we will change your exemption status to single with 0 dependents." I assume you can still fill out as many W-4s as needed over the course of the year, ...
by LadyGeek
Mon Jan 15, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: [New forum request] International investing and US non-resident section
Replies: 19
Views: 1753

Re: EU investing

Gracias! I have added the link to the wiki: Investing from Spain (External links) Rankia is already listed in the "External links" section; I added the Boglehead forum section. If you (or your wife) have any suggestions regarding Spain, please them post in the discussion thread: Boglehead investing ...
by LadyGeek
Mon Jan 15, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: [New forum request] International investing and US non-resident section
Replies: 19
Views: 1753

Re: EU investing

wec wrote:
Thu Jan 11, 2018 12:49 pm
Wouldn't be better if the forum had a different separate section for "EU - help with personal investments" ?
There won't be a separate forum for EU investing. The best approach is to put the name of your home country in the thread title - it will attract the attention of our EU experts.
by LadyGeek
Sun Jan 14, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: achieving 4 fund approximation in 403b at fidelity
Replies: 8
Views: 409

Re: achieving 4 fund approximation in 403b at fidelity

You're adding complications where none are needed. The asset allocations are not going to move all that much in the time it takes you to move the funds, so you may as well keep things simple and do the rollover process first - rebalance after the dust has settled. Ignore the horror stories. You don'...
by LadyGeek
Sun Jan 14, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: achieving 4 fund approximation in 403b at fidelity
Replies: 8
Views: 409

Re: achieving 4 fund approximation in 403b at fidelity

2. What is the right US to Foreign ratio for stocks and bonds? I'm going to shoot for about my age in bond stock ratio. That's a good question. The answer is to let the experts pick the ratio for you. How? Copy what they do with the target date retirement funds. It's in the wiki: How to build a laz...
by LadyGeek
Sun Jan 14, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: achieving 4 fund approximation in 403b at fidelity
Replies: 8
Views: 409

Re: achieving 4 fund approximation in 403b at fidelity

Welcome! You may be linking to the wrong image. You can edit your post by clicking on the "pencil" icon in the top-right corner of the post.

If you need assistance, let me know.
by LadyGeek
Sun Jan 14, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: New Tax Plan - How to make the most of it?
Replies: 43
Views: 4456

Re: New Tax Plan - How to make the most of it?

I removed several off-topic posts. Continuity is lost. 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 religious expressions such...
by LadyGeek
Sun Jan 14, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Do you correct cashier mistakes?
Replies: 41
Views: 2039

Re: Do you correct cashier mistakes?

Discussions of dishonest behavior or bypassing the law is totally unacceptable. This thread has run its course and is locked (ethics).
by LadyGeek
Sun Jan 14, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: SITE OFFLINE Sunday 12:15 PM Eastern (17:15 UTC) - software upgrade
Replies: 10
Views: 614

Re: SITE OFFLINE Sunday 12:15 PM Eastern (17:15 UTC) - software upgrade

There were no changes that would affect how a member uses this forum.

The only thing you might see (or not) is a bug fix for blurry icons when using the Chrome browser.
by LadyGeek
Sun Jan 14, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: Forum software upgrade bug reports and change requests
Replies: 431
Views: 66640

Re: Forum software upgrade bug reports and change requests

The forum software has been updated to phpBB version 3.2.2, a maintenance and security release.
by LadyGeek
Sun Jan 14, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: SITE OFFLINE Sunday 12:15 PM Eastern (17:15 UTC) - software upgrade
Replies: 10
Views: 614

Re: SITE OFFLINE Sunday 12:15 PM Eastern (17:15 UTC) - software upgrade

Success! The forum is now running with the latest version, phpBB 3.2.2.
by LadyGeek
Sun Jan 14, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Vanguard Yubikey-only option?
Replies: 42
Views: 4972

Re: Vanguard Yubikey-only option?

This thread is now in the Personal Consumer Issues forum (website security).
by LadyGeek
Sun Jan 14, 2018 11:23 am
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: SITE OFFLINE Sunday 12:15 PM Eastern (17:15 UTC) - software upgrade
Replies: 10
Views: 614

SITE OFFLINE Sunday 12:15 PM Eastern (17:15 UTC) - software upgrade

The site will be offline Sunday, 12:15 PM Eastern (17:15 UTC) to update the forum software. This is a maintenance and security update.

I expect the update to take less than 1 hour.

(This thread is posted in the Forum Issues and Administration forum, but appears in all forums.)
by LadyGeek
Sun Jan 14, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Roth conversion advice
Replies: 3
Views: 472

Re: Roth conversion advice

New member boglemania has a question which I've moved into a stand-alone thread. See: [Should I do a Roth conversion?]

This thread is now in the Personal Finance (Not Investing) forum (Roth conversion).
by LadyGeek
Sun Jan 14, 2018 10:40 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: VFAIX [Vanguard Financials Index]
Replies: 5
Views: 231

Re: VFAIX [Vanguard Financials Index]

jo001di - You had a duplicate post, which I've removed. There were no replies. I also retitled the thread to help with the ticker symbol. In order to give appropriate advice, please post your portfolio info in this thread using the Asking Portfolio Questions format.* It will make you think about the...
by LadyGeek
Sat Jan 13, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: REGISTRATION FOR 2018 BOGLEHEAD CONTEST
Replies: 141
Views: 7951

Re: REGISTRATION FOR 2018 BOGLEHEAD CONTEST

3020.10 I submitted on the official form long ago, didn't realize we were doing it here too. Sometimes I think I have a good feel for where the market is heading. Not this time. I just liked the idea of a 30 a 20 and a 10. The reason for posting here was to ensure that the person submitting the ent...
by LadyGeek
Sat Jan 13, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Will never not upgrade Business travel again
Replies: 21
Views: 2824

Re: Will never not upgrade Business travel again

This thread has run its course and is locked (general complaint). 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 that this subforum...
by LadyGeek
Sat Jan 13, 2018 9:18 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Our 'cure' for emergency expenses
Replies: 63
Views: 6692

Re: Our 'cure' for emergency expenses

The wiki has some background info: Emergency fund
Wiki wrote:An emergency fund is a cash reserve required to meet unanticipated needs for cash, such as medical bills, car or home repair, or job loss.
by LadyGeek
Fri Jan 12, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Reasoning behind Backdoor Roth IRA
Replies: 11
Views: 664

Re: Reasoning behind Backdoor Roth IRA

This thread has run its course and is locked (conjecture on tax policy, a political process). 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 , h...
by LadyGeek
Fri Jan 12, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: TurboTax Prices
Replies: 153
Views: 17216

Re: TurboTax Prices

Here's the TurboTax Desktop Software End User License Agreement Tax Year 2017 I'm not a lawyer, but I would think giving your CD to someone else to file a return is not allowed - even if it's within the allowed number of returns you've paid for. You acknowledge and agree that the Software is license...
by LadyGeek
Fri Jan 12, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best Sources to Buy Prescriptions Out of Pocket
Replies: 47
Views: 2626

Re: Best Sources to Buy Prescriptions Out of Pocket

I removed some off-topic comments (medical advice) and one post which were recommending drug dosages and describing effects. 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). Credent...
by LadyGeek
Thu Jan 11, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: 2018 Withholding Tables
Replies: 87
Views: 10378

Re: IRS announces new withholding tables for 2018

^^^ I merged pshonore's thread into here. The software sorts by time, rkhusky was first.
by LadyGeek
Thu Jan 11, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: The Three-Fund Portfolio
Replies: 2007
Views: 1221293

Re: The Three-Fund Portfolio

Can you provide a little more detail, such as why you've selected those funds?

What asset allocation percentages have you chosen?
by LadyGeek
Thu Jan 11, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best Sources to Buy Prescriptions Out of Pocket
Replies: 47
Views: 2626

Re: Best Sources to Buy Prescriptions Out of Pocket

To those asking about the legality of using Canadian drugs in the US: From my post here: Subject: Online Canadian Pharmacy The import is illegal, but not enforced under certain circumstances. See: - Laws Governing Online Pharmacies - How Do I Know If An Online Pharmacy Is Legitimate? - Information f...
by LadyGeek
Thu Jan 11, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Noise in my attic
Replies: 307
Views: 77337

Re: Noise in my attic

Sandtrap is asking about lightning rods, which I've moved into a new thread: [Lightning rods for my house]

Let's stay on-topic, which is noise in your attic.
by LadyGeek
Thu Jan 11, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: [Lightning rods for my house? Or too "old fashioned"?
Replies: 32
Views: 1913

Re: [Lightning rods for my house]

Sandtrap wrote:
Wed Jan 10, 2018 7:56 pm
Actionably: I'd like advice on that but maybe it should be on another actionable thread?
I split the discussion into a new thread. If you want to change the thread title further, just edit the Subject: line in Post #1.
by LadyGeek
Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:35 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: REGISTRATION FOR 2018 BOGLEHEAD CONTEST
Replies: 141
Views: 7951

Re: REGISTRATION FOR 2018 BOGLEHEAD CONTEST

Water - You posted your entry in the Why Buy Bonds If You Have A Mortgage? thread, I moved it into here.

Thanks to the member who reported the post.
by LadyGeek
Wed Jan 10, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Computers Suck
Replies: 18
Views: 1360

Re: Computers Suck

This thread has run its course and is locked (general rant). 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 that this subforum has ...
by LadyGeek
Wed Jan 10, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: What would you do with a 25 million windfall?
Replies: 47
Views: 2705

Re: What would you do with a 25 million windfall?

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
Wed Jan 10, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Brexit - The Next Black Swan
Replies: 2
Views: 693

Re: Brexit - The Next Black Swan

I removed an off-topic post and reply conjecturing on the effect of US politics on the stock market. This thread has run its course and is locked (political / economic policy). See: Non-actionable (Trolling) Topics If readers can't do anything with the content of a topic other than argue about it, ...
by LadyGeek
Wed Jan 10, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Brokerage account and IRS question
Replies: 13
Views: 1109

Re: Brokerage account and IRS question

I want to address several comments related to reportable income . For the record, discussions of dishonest behavior or bypassing the law are totally unacceptable. I removed an off-topic post promoting tax evasion. The intent is to understand how to do this within the existing legal framework; in whi...
by LadyGeek
Wed Jan 10, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks in freefall
Replies: 4243
Views: 1143266

Re: U.S. stocks in freefall

I didn't feel like I understood the foreign markets well enough to invest. No worries, we'll help you work through it. (Consider that you may not need to do anything, it depends on what you have now.) In order to give appropriate advice, it's best to keep all the information in one spot. I just mer...
by LadyGeek
Wed Jan 10, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: 2017 Callan Periodic Table of Investment Returns
Replies: 34
Views: 4002

Re: 2017 Callan Periodic Table of Investment Returns

I should point out that Callan LLC also provides the periodic table for other investments. See: Periodic Table of Investments - Callan The "The Callan Periodic Table Collection" contains the existing table and "10 additional versions including the indices relative to inflation, real estate indices, ...
by LadyGeek
Tue Jan 09, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: The Three-Fund Portfolio
Replies: 2007
Views: 1221293

Re: The Three-Fund Portfolio

mlombar has a question which I've moved into a stand-alone thread: [What to do with inheritance?]

(I also moved one reply.)
by LadyGeek
Tue Jan 09, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: 2017 Callan Periodic Table of Investment Returns
Replies: 34
Views: 4002

Re: 2017 Callan Periodic Table of Investment Returns

I have received permission to publish the table. :thumbsup The table is now in the wiki. See: Callan periodic table of investment returns The wiki has also been revised to reflect a name change from Callan Associates to Callan LLC . Please double-check, as Callan has changed their proxy index from M...
by LadyGeek
Tue Jan 09, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Trusts for adult Children
Replies: 200
Views: 9448

Re: Trusts for adult Children

This thread is now in the Personal Finance (Not Investing) forum (trusts).

I fixed the spelling in the thread title - "adults children" to "adult children".
by LadyGeek
Mon Jan 08, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: 2017 Callan Periodic Table of Investment Returns
Replies: 34
Views: 4002

Re: 2017 Callan Periodic Table of Investment Returns

Callan has updated their website. See: Periodic Table of Investments - Callan

Perhaps they got my email...
by LadyGeek
Mon Jan 08, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: 2018 Hedge Fund contest
Replies: 114
Views: 6408

Re: 2018 Hedge Fund contest

It's the same benchmark we've used since Norbert Schlenker started the contest. For continuity, I recommend using the same position and name.
by LadyGeek
Mon Jan 08, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Tax Reform - Revised Kiddie Tax
Replies: 41
Views: 3810

Re: Tax Reform - Revised Kiddie Tax

Sorry about that, it's fixed. See: Kiddie tax