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by LadyGeek
Mon Nov 20, 2017 9:38 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: short a stock that is halted
Replies: 8
Views: 873

Re: short a stock that is halted

The wiki has some background info: Short selling stock Probably nothing you can do but sounds like a valuable lesson. What happens if you are shorting a stock that goes to zero? You win? The stock is worthless, so there's nothing to repay. This article has some insight: What Happen If Short Stocks G...
by LadyGeek
Mon Nov 20, 2017 9:37 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: short a stock that is halted
Replies: 8
Views: 873

Re: short a stock that is halted

An off-topic comment and reply 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. ...At all times we must conduct ourselves in a respectful manner t...
by LadyGeek
Mon Nov 20, 2017 9:00 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Investing at the top
Replies: 19
Views: 1146

Re: Investing at the top

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
Mon Nov 20, 2017 7:38 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: The valet smashed my Tesla into a brick wall!
Replies: 97
Views: 9260

Re: The valet smashed my Tesla into a brick wall!

Archimedes - Do you have an update? As noted earlier, several members suggested you get your insurance company involved. I fully agree, as it is their job to defend you - regardless of fault. Let the insurance company lawyers do what you're already paying them to do (that's what your insurance premi...
by LadyGeek
Mon Nov 20, 2017 5:00 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Backdoor Roth Guidance
Replies: 5
Views: 427

Re: Backdoor Roth Guidance

New member girikannat has a question which I've moved into a new thread: [Help with 401k, Backdoor Roth]
by LadyGeek
Mon Nov 20, 2017 4:49 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How much do you budget for vacation?
Replies: 84
Views: 4142

Re: How much do you budget for vacation?

^^^ Yes, we did. I merged jayk238's thread into here.
by LadyGeek
Mon Nov 20, 2017 4:29 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Firefox upgrade broke my add-on, switched to Waterfox
Replies: 9
Views: 1126

Re: Firefox upgrade broke my add-on, switched to Waterfox

Were you able to port the complete FF profile to Waterfox? By "porting", I assume you mean to convert the existing profile. No, as I'm still experimenting with the new FireFox, which uses the existing profile. A good rule of thumb - don't mix data written by two different software applications.* az...
by LadyGeek
Sun Nov 19, 2017 10:38 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Car shopping tomorrow
Replies: 45
Views: 3668

Re: Car shopping tomorrow

This thread is now in the Personal Consumer Issues forum (car).
by LadyGeek
Sun Nov 19, 2017 9:51 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Need bigger car - but may be moving overseas
Replies: 4
Views: 183

Re: Need bigger car - but may be moving overseas

This thread is now in the Personal Consumer Issues forum (car).
by LadyGeek
Sun Nov 19, 2017 9:45 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Costco Eyeglasses - No satisfaction guarantee. Any chance of resolution?
Replies: 27
Views: 2614

Re: Costco Eyeglasses - No satisfaction guarantee. Any chance of resolution?

It's good that you got your refund, but let's keep the thread open. It's always possible that someone may want to provide additional insight or ask further questions.
by LadyGeek
Sun Nov 19, 2017 9:33 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Mozilla Firefox Donations?
Replies: 20
Views: 1741

Re: Mozilla Firefox Donations?

So far I am underwhelmed. Some sites don't load at all. Scripts are still running around like rats. If they don't get this fixed, I'm dumping FF. For those who like Firefox but not the new version, they can move to the Firefox Extended Reslease (ESR) version. That will give them an extra year or so...
by LadyGeek
Sun Nov 19, 2017 9:32 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Firefox upgrade broke my add-on, switched to Waterfox
Replies: 9
Views: 1126

Firefox upgrade broke my add-on, switched to Waterfox

Although the Firefox developers have given plenty of warning, the recent upgrade to Firefox Quantum (revision 57.0) has broken an extension I use quite a bit.* I don't see a replacement coming any time soon. (I can use an extension in Chrome, so I'm not stuck.) After some investigation, I went with ...
by LadyGeek
Sun Nov 19, 2017 8:08 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Portfolio Advice: late to the game
Replies: 5
Views: 818

Re: Portfolio Advice: late to the game

The OP has requested assistance to understand why no one has responded to his questions for a few days. I recommend answering questions as separate posts, or just combine a few answers to a post. It gets hard to read after a while and discourages members from replying. I broke the previous combined ...
by LadyGeek
Sun Nov 19, 2017 7:30 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: The Three-Fund Portfolio
Replies: 1876
Views: 1156250

Re: The Three-Fund Portfolio

New member Road2Freedom has a question which I've moved into a stand-alone thread. See: [Switching from Target Date fund to 3-fund portfolio - How?]
by LadyGeek
Sun Nov 19, 2017 1:32 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: 1st draft of my portfolio to evaluation [feedback please] [Europe]
Replies: 10
Views: 537

Re: 1st draft of my portfolio to evaluation [feedback please] [Europe]

Hi,

I am sorry, but we do not have separate forums for EU investors.

Can someone with EU experience please help the OP?
by LadyGeek
Sun Nov 19, 2017 12:13 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Beginner Finance/Practice Mgmt Books?
Replies: 2
Views: 235

Re: Beginner Finance/Practice Mgmt Books?

This thread is now in the Personal Consumer Issues forum (books).
by LadyGeek
Sun Nov 19, 2017 12:10 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Should I drink or sell my Pappy 12 year?
Replies: 74
Views: 9407

Re: Should I drink or sell my Pappy 12 year?

Nice thought, but see: No Solicitation, which is strictly enforced.
by LadyGeek
Sun Nov 19, 2017 11:58 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: is Amazon a monopoly?
Replies: 15
Views: 664

Re: is Amazon a monopoly?

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
Sun Nov 19, 2017 10:17 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Proposed changes to 457 contributions
Replies: 5
Views: 432

Re: Proposed changes to 457 contributions

This thread was temporarily removed for moderator review. It's back. Please see my post here: Political comments and proposed tax plan remain off-topic , which is now appearing across all forums. Jet9 - If you have any questions about your portfolio (other than tax reform), please feel free to start...
by LadyGeek
Sun Nov 19, 2017 10:13 am
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: Political comments and proposed tax plan remain off-topic
Replies: 14
Views: 7258

Re: Political comments and proposed tax plan remain off-topic

Based on the amount of members asking questions about tax reform, this thread is now visible across all forums. Please see my post 4 up from here.

(The thread is posted in the Forum Issues and Administration forum.)
by LadyGeek
Sun Nov 19, 2017 9:47 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: TSP Modernization Act Signed Into Law
Replies: 15
Views: 1942

Re: TSP Modernization Act Signed Into Law

This new legislation means the wiki is in need of an update. Please see my post here: Thrift Savings Plan Modernization Act - Wiki updates needed
by LadyGeek
Sun Nov 19, 2017 9:47 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Thrift Savings Plan Modernization Act - Wiki updates needed
Replies: 2
Views: 397

Thrift Savings Plan Modernization Act - Wiki updates needed

The newly enacted legislation (see: TSP Modernization Act Signed Into Law ) means that our wiki pages are out of date. The following wiki pages have been tagged with "This article's factual accuracy may be compromised due to out-of-date information." - Thrift Savings Plan - TSP and 401(k) contrasts ...
by LadyGeek
Sun Nov 19, 2017 9:40 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Should I drink or sell my Pappy 12 year?
Replies: 74
Views: 9407

Re: Should I drink or sell my Pappy 12 year?

Soon2BXProgrammer wrote:
Sun Nov 19, 2017 9:21 am
Don't sell it... keep it. have a really fancy shelf made by some artisan woodworker. Place on shelf.

drink with friends slowly over time... (only the ones that appreciate it).
When the bottle is finished, place the empty bottle on the fancy shelf and you'll have it to remember.
by LadyGeek
Sat Nov 18, 2017 2:59 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Upgrading a flight - what are your rules?
Replies: 40
Views: 3522

Re: Upgrading a flight - what are your rules?

This thread is now in the Personal Consumer Issues forum (flight upgrade).
by LadyGeek
Sat Nov 18, 2017 2:39 pm
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: Linking wiki articles into forum posts
Replies: 19
Views: 4121

Re: Linking wiki articles into forum posts

^^^ Good point. Another alternative is Waterfox - The free, open and private browser , which I'm using for this post. Make Link works fine. (I'm not committed to Waterfox, just testing.) One issue with Make Link is that the plugin appears abandoned - the developer's website links are broken. Unless ...
by LadyGeek
Sat Nov 18, 2017 2:01 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: mfj tira deduction [Married Filing Jointly, Traditional IRA deduction]
Replies: 4
Views: 186

Re: mfj tira deduction [Married Filing Jointly, Traditional IRA deduction]

This thread is now in the Personal Finance (Not Investing) forum (taxes). I also retitled the thread to help with the acronym.
by LadyGeek
Sat Nov 18, 2017 9:56 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: TSP Modernization Act Signed Into Law
Replies: 15
Views: 1942

Re: TSP Modernization Act Signed Into Law

Here's the official status: H.R.3031 - 115th Congress (2017-2018): TSP Modernization Act of 2017 | Congress.gov It's still showing as "11/08/2017 Presented to President.", but the OP's link suggests this was done after business hours. That'll work. Discussions are now open. :D The thread is here: Re...
by LadyGeek
Sat Nov 18, 2017 9:52 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Improving the TSP [for current participants]
Replies: 192
Views: 33694

Re: Improving the TSP [for current participants]

The legislation has become law. See: TSP Modernization Act Signed Into Law

Discussions are now open.
by LadyGeek
Fri Nov 17, 2017 9:30 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: $23K 2009 Lexus IS 250 AWD V-6 Miles 33K Certified.
Replies: 23
Views: 3145

Re: $23K 2009 Lexus IS 250 AWD V-6 Miles 33K Certified.

alaguy, Welcome!

FYI - This thread is from January 2014. For purchasing a car, the price is no longer relevant.
by LadyGeek
Fri Nov 17, 2017 9:08 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Amegy Bank $1000 business Card offer
Replies: 19
Views: 2044

Re: Amegy Bank $1000 business Card offer

This thread is now in the Personal Finance (Not Investing) forum (credit card).
by LadyGeek
Fri Nov 17, 2017 6:22 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Tesla truck unveil
Replies: 72
Views: 4437

Re: Tesla truck unnveil

Comments on environmental impact are off-topic. 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, tax, health care and climate policies ...
by LadyGeek
Fri Nov 17, 2017 9:45 am
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: Linking wiki articles into forum posts
Replies: 19
Views: 4121

Re: Linking wiki articles into forum posts

^^^ When hovering over the link, I will get the page title. For example, hover your cursor over the "Forum Issues and Administration" link while viewing this thread (not editing a post). You'll get Linking wiki articles into forum posts - Bogleheads.org with Create Link. Firefox's Make Link would in...
by LadyGeek
Fri Nov 17, 2017 9:19 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Need help to understand tIRA rIRA conversion
Replies: 27
Views: 1804

Re: Need help to understand tIRA rIRA conversion

New member zoecat has a question which I've moved into a stand-alone thread: [Traditional to Roth IRA conversion - backdoor?]

I also moved one reply.
by LadyGeek
Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:51 pm
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: Linking wiki articles into forum posts
Replies: 19
Views: 4121

Re: Linking wiki articles into forum posts

My Firefox just updated to version 57.0 and I have the same problem. I've switched to Chrome with the Create Link extension until I can find a substitute. The reason I used Firefox is that the Make Link extension allowed you to hover over a link and capture the text. Chrome didn't do that, so I need...
by LadyGeek
Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:42 pm
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: Notifications
Replies: 3
Views: 364

Re: Notifications

In addition to notifications, every thread that you post in (including ones you start) will show up in Your posts, which is under the Quick links menu at the top-left corner of the page. Mobile users will find it in the left-side drop-down menu.
by LadyGeek
Thu Nov 16, 2017 9:41 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Request for Promotion letter to Senior Management
Replies: 155
Views: 12186

Re: Request for Promotion letter to Senior Management

I also removed an off-topic post and several replies. 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 respectfu...
by LadyGeek
Thu Nov 16, 2017 9:38 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Request for Promotion letter to Senior Management
Replies: 155
Views: 12186

Re: Request for Promotion letter to Senior Management

someone illuminate LadyGeek's batman signal. Lock it up You are funny - correct -lock it up - even the OP agrees.... LadyGeek - where are you? :beer The batwoman signal has been illuminated.* This thread has run its course and is locked (topic exhausted, getting contentious). See: Locked Topics Mod...
by LadyGeek
Thu Nov 16, 2017 9:01 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Pennsylvania Vehicle Registration Renewal - 2 year option
Replies: 24
Views: 2263

Re: Pennsylvania Vehicle Registration Renewal - 2 year option

^^^ Be careful, as the license plate is usually mounted on a soft-plastic bumper cover. Too much heat will soften the surrounding plastic.

Using a heat gun (or hair dryer) is a common technique for repairing small bumper cracks.
by LadyGeek
Thu Nov 16, 2017 5:55 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Luxury Index Funds
Replies: 12
Views: 1623

Re: Luxury Index Funds

This thread is now in the Investing - Theory, News & General forum (general question).
by LadyGeek
Thu Nov 16, 2017 5:34 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: 2017 Bogleheads Conference
Replies: 8
Views: 626

Re: 2017 Bogleheads Conference

I merged dachshund's thread into here, which is in the Investing - Theory, News & General forum.
by LadyGeek
Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:00 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: AT & T outage - [Nationwide outage]
Replies: 12
Views: 1202

Re: AT & T outage - hacked?

To keep this discussion actionable, the outage is real: Some AT&T customers unable to make calls - CNET I also retitled the thread. From the article: AT&T said Wednesday that some US customers are experiencing trouble placing wireless calls but rebooting the device would fix the problem. Try rebooti...
by LadyGeek
Wed Nov 15, 2017 8:10 pm
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: BH recent Membership [BogleHead]
Replies: 17
Views: 1488

Re: BH recent Membership

This thread is now in the Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community forum (Bogleheads). I also retitled the thread.

The OP can change the thread title further by editing the Subject: line in Post #1.
by LadyGeek
Wed Nov 15, 2017 7:57 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Pennsylvania Vehicle Registration Renewal - 2 year option
Replies: 24
Views: 2263

Re: Pennsylvania Vehicle Registration Renewal - 2 year option

I sprung for the 2-year deal. BTW, they also got rid of the plate registration stickers. I was wondering how many of those my license plate holder could take before the frame bent out of shape. See: Registration Stickers which explains how registrations are tracked. To tell the truth, I've never had...