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by LadyGeek
Thu Jan 17, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: Posting Format
Replies: 1
Views: 86

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: 780
Views: 35962

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: 780
Views: 35962

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: 36
Views: 2309

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: 780
Views: 35962

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: 10
Views: 1616

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: 500

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: 780
Views: 35962

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: 64906

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: 780
Views: 35962

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: 64906

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: 39
Views: 4319

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: 780
Views: 35962

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: 780
Views: 35962

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: 780
Views: 35962

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: 780
Views: 35962

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: 780
Views: 35962

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: 780
Views: 35962

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: 22
Views: 2298

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: 6
Views: 816

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: 2372

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: 55
Views: 4766

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: 1560

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: 6468

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: 81
Views: 2468

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: 5285

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: 4043
Views: 1101106

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: 164
Views: 8433

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: 64906

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: 2707

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: 27295

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: 4962

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: 4979

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: 26
Views: 2365

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.)
by LadyGeek
Tue Jan 15, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Master thread - Providence, Rhode Island Bogleheads Chapter
Replies: 22
Views: 4962

Re: Providence/RI Metro Group, and Meeting January 14th

On an administrative note, should this thread be merged with the earlier one? Rhode Island Chapter Established

I didn't want to combine the threads if this is a different chapter.

Update: Thread merged, see below.
by LadyGeek
Tue Jan 15, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Rumor mill - Fidelity starting individual HSA's Nov. 15th
Replies: 860
Views: 64906

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

^^^ Next up. My employer's HSA is also with UMB. I'm new to HSAs and am just starting out. Does this distribution process apply to a cash account? I don't have any confirmation yet, but my employer may not cover the UMB administrative fees. If the fees are not covered, I'm going to move the account ...
by LadyGeek
Tue Jan 15, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Help with Simple Real Estate Transaction
Replies: 9
Views: 685

Re: Help with Simple Real Estate Transaction

This thread is now in the Personal Finance (Not Investing) forum (real estate).
by LadyGeek
Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: How to avoid temptation to buy hot stocks or bitcoin?
Replies: 63
Views: 4141

Re: How to avoid temptation to buy hot stocks or bitcoin?

Yes, we believe reading newsletters is a waste of time.

We can help you. See our wiki: Investing in Japan

Start a thread in the Investing - Help with Personal Investments forum and post your portfolio information.

Here is an example of a member living in Japan: Starting out, in Japan
by LadyGeek
Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:22 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Bogleheads Drink Up! [Bogle Vineyards Wine]
Replies: 32
Views: 8724

Re: Bogleheads Drink Up! [Bogle Vineyards Wine]

^^^ Tip: Emojis are supported. 🍷🍇
by LadyGeek
Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: How to avoid temptation to buy hot stocks or bitcoin?
Replies: 63
Views: 4141

Re: How to avoid temptation to buy hot stocks or bitcoin?

The investing principles of "ignore wall street news" and "ignore market movement" can be found here: Getting started The wording is different, as "Stay the course" and "Never try to time the market". You can read these books: Books: recommendations and reviews Are you a resident of the US? If not, ...
by LadyGeek
Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Clueless About Personal Finance At Age 30: Grew Up Poor, Now Make $400K+. Have No Clue What To Do With Money.
Replies: 29
Views: 5483

Re: Clueless About Personal Finance At Age 30: Grew Up Poor, Now Make $400K+. Have No Clue What To Do With Money.

I removed some off-topic comments. As a reminder, see: General Etiquette
At all times we must conduct ourselves in a respectful manner to other posters.
I also removed an off-topic post and reply regarding socio-economic stereotypes.
by LadyGeek
Mon Jan 14, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Long term care insurance policy
Replies: 140
Views: 4391

Re: Long term care insurance policy

This thread has run its course and is locked (derailed, contentious, no progress in the discussion). I also removed some political comments (off-topic).
by LadyGeek
Mon Jan 14, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Michael Kitces said in 2016 that IRS auditors disapproved of backdoor Roth IRAs
Replies: 249
Views: 40773

Re: Michael Kitces said in 2016 that IRS auditors disapproved of backdoor Roth IRAs

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
Mon Jan 14, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: REGISTRATION FOR 2019 BOGLEHEAD CONTEST [Entry deadline has passed]
Replies: 673
Views: 12269

Re: REGISTRATION FOR 2019 BOGLEHEAD CONTEST [Entry deadline has passed]

Wings2525, Welcome!

FYI - The contest entry deadline has passed.
by LadyGeek
Mon Jan 14, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Emerging markets cannot be fairly valued and investors are better off elsewhere: Change my mind :)
Replies: 128
Views: 7355

Re: Emerging markets cannot be fairly valued and investors are better off elsewhere: Change my mind :)

I removed several off-topic posts related to cultural stereotypes. Also, several contentious posts were removed. 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...
by LadyGeek
Mon Jan 14, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: 29 yo resident doc married need personal finance/investing advice
Replies: 26
Views: 2365

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

Welcome! You have two similar posts. Each post has different information, so we approved both and merged them together to be sure.

Please edit your posts using the "!" in the top-right corner of the post to remove the duplicate content.
by LadyGeek
Sun Jan 13, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Long term care insurance policy
Replies: 140
Views: 4391

Re: Long term care insurance policy

The discussion is becoming contentious. The points have been made, let's move on.
by LadyGeek
Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: [Peter Jackson’s “They shall not grow old” - now showing Jan 21]
Replies: 52
Views: 6603

Re: [Peter Jackson’s “They shall not grow old” - now showing again]

bhsince87 wrote:
Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:26 pm
You might want to add something like "now showing again" or some such to the title.

I didn't know it was being re-shown, so that was very valuable information to me!
Got it, thanks.
by LadyGeek
Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: How to avoid temptation to buy hot stocks or bitcoin?
Replies: 63
Views: 4141

Re: How to avoid temptation to buy hot stocks or bitcoin?

I removed several off-topic comments. 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. Our experienced members should read: Please Do Not Bite the Newcomers I a...