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by LadyGeek
Tue Oct 16, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Wallet-size personal investing handout to jumpstart learning.
Replies: 6
Views: 498

Re: Wallet-size personal investing handout to jumpstart learning.

This thread is now in the Personal Finance (Not Investing) forum (financial literacy). I believe that this is a good idea. Could you post a pdf or png of the actual handout you carry around? If this can be done, I'll add it to the wiki. See: Bogleheads® financial literacy project ...we need an "Auto...
by LadyGeek
Tue Oct 16, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: "MegaMillions and Powerball jackpots combined are now $1B" - Good investment?
Replies: 55
Views: 2401

Re: "MegaMillions and Powerball jackpots combined are now $1B" - Good investment?

This thread has run its course and is locked (gambling under the pretext as an "investment"). 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 ac...
by LadyGeek
Tue Oct 16, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Vanguard not allowing reversals of Roth IRA recharacterizations
Replies: 10
Views: 679

Re: Vanguard not allowing reversals of Roth IRA recharacterizations

I merged sawhorse's thread into the on-going discussion.
by LadyGeek
Tue Oct 16, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Huge drops in VTXVX and VTHRX [Vanguard Target Date Funds]
Replies: 51
Views: 3992

Re: Huge drops in VTXVX and VTHRX [Vanguard Target Date Funds]

I merged bornitz's thread into here. The combined thread is in the Investing - Theory, News & General forum (Vanguard share price mis-quote).
by LadyGeek
Tue Oct 16, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Huge drops in VTXVX and VTHRX [Vanguard Target Date Funds]
Replies: 51
Views: 3992

Re: Huge drops in VTXVX and VTHRX [Vanguard Target Date Funds]

Please stay on-topic, which is the target date fund drops.
by LadyGeek
Tue Oct 16, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Vanguard not allowing reversals of Roth IRA recharacterizations
Replies: 10
Views: 679

Re: Vanguard not allowing reversals of Roth IRA recharacterizations

This thread is now in the Personal Finance (Not Investing) forum (recharacterizations). The wiki has some background info: IRA recharacterization Until 2017, you could also recharacterize a Roth IRA conversion from a traditional IRA, but this is no longer allowed for conversions made in 2018 or late...
by LadyGeek
Tue Oct 16, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Adding significant contribution to grandson's Utah 529
Replies: 6
Views: 348

Re: Adding significant contribution to grandson's Utah 529

loves2read - You had a duplicate post, which I've removed. I moved delamer's reply into the on-going discussion.
by LadyGeek
Tue Oct 16, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Jury duty - already booked vacation
Replies: 29
Views: 2842

Re: Jury duty - already booked vacation

Discussions of dishonest behavior or bypassing the law is totally unacceptable. To those who suggested ignoring the summons, see: FAQs: Juror Information | United States Courts Must I respond to my jury duty notice? Yes, it is legally required, and there are penalties for noncompliance. Jurors perf...
by LadyGeek
Tue Oct 16, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: trip to Grand Cayman & dieting [while on vacation]
Replies: 39
Views: 2491

Re: trip to Grand Cayman & dieting [while on vacation]

I retitled the thread for clarity.

As a reminder, discussions on the health benefits of any specific diet is off-topic (medical advice). See: Medical Issues

Generic discussions on eating techniques are fine.
by LadyGeek
Mon Oct 15, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Social Security [impact of earnings on benefits]
Replies: 24
Views: 2345

Re: Social Security [impact of earnings on benefits]

This thread is now in the Personal Finance (Not Investing) forum. I retitled the thread for clarity (and capitalized Social Security).
by LadyGeek
Mon Oct 15, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: how to find 401k fees
Replies: 16
Views: 1480

Re: how to find 401k fees

This thread is now in the Investing - Help with Personal Investments forum (portfolio help).
by LadyGeek
Mon Oct 15, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Press Release 10/15/18--Fidelity Launches New Company Fidelity Digital Assets
Replies: 2
Views: 827

Re: Press Release 10/15/18--Fidelity Launches New Company Fidelity Digital Assets

This thread was originally locked for moderator review. It's now unlocked.
by LadyGeek
Mon Oct 15, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Gift for two of four grandchildren
Replies: 18
Views: 2039

Re: Gift for two of four grandchildren

This thread is now in the Personal Finance (Not Investing) forum (gift).
by LadyGeek
Mon Oct 15, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Portfolio, Investments, Spending Feedback - What would you tweak?
Replies: 9
Views: 553

Re: Portfolio, Investments, Spending Feedback - What would you tweak?

deleteereto wrote:
Mon Oct 15, 2018 8:44 pm
Temp account (long-time BHer).
Welcome! The OP has received permission to have a temporary account. See: Usernames (accounts), second paragraph.
by LadyGeek
Mon Oct 15, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Huge drops in VTXVX and VTHRX [Vanguard Target Date Funds]
Replies: 51
Views: 3992

Re: Huge drops in VTXVX and VTHRX [Vanguard Target Date Funds]

zvez and dsmclone - I combined your threads, which is now in the Investing - Theory, News & General forum (Vanguard misquoted Target Date Funds). The software sorts by time, zvev is first.

absolutelybillsmood, Welcome!
by LadyGeek
Mon Oct 15, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Reducing overall medical costs. Do we do anything?
Replies: 67
Views: 3037

Re: Reducing overall medical costs. Do we do anything?

A few off-topic posts discussing personal treatment for a medical condition have been removed (Page 1). As a reminder, see: Medical Issues Questions on medical issues are beyond the scope of the forum. If you are looking for medical information online, I suggest you start with the Medical Library A...
by LadyGeek
Mon Oct 15, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How Much Is Your Sewer Bill?
Replies: 73
Views: 3418

Re: How Much Is Your Sewer Bill?

This thread is now in the Personal Consumer Issues forum (utility costs).

Please stay on-topic, which is your sewer bill.
by LadyGeek
Mon Oct 15, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Trying to get a Federal Job
Replies: 22
Views: 2896

Re: Trying to get a Federal Job

I removed an off-topic post. As a reminder, opinions of the political process are off-topic. 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 rel...
by LadyGeek
Mon Oct 15, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Doing my own taxes?
Replies: 13
Views: 1364

Re: Doing my own taxes?

Several off-topic comments have been removed (reference to tax law as belonging to a specific political party). 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 excep...
by LadyGeek
Sun Oct 14, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Tips for staying active / injury-free into older age
Replies: 162
Views: 14211

Re: Tips for staying active / injury-free into older age

Here are a few relevant threads:

Body weight exercises, i.e. using your own body without a set of weights. You'd be surprised how hard it can be.
- Pull-ups and Push-ups

Strength training (with weights):
- Older Women Lifting Weights
- Any Boglehead powerlifters?
by LadyGeek
Sun Oct 14, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: “$1000/month job is worth $300k in retirement funds” // What are some retirement jobs you would actually enjoy doing?
Replies: 103
Views: 9516

Re: “$1000/month job is worth $300k in retirement funds” // What are some retirement jobs you would actually enjoy doing

As a reminder, we maintain a family-friendly environment. Not just for language, but subject matter.

I removed an off-topic post (and the one quoted) suggesting a profession which is intended for adults-only.

Note that professions held by either gender will be removed.
by LadyGeek
Sun Oct 14, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: [Do I need to file IRS Form 1116?]
Replies: 10
Views: 687

Re: [Do I need to file IRS Form 1116?]

P.S I am a new here. I tried to my post in new thread but couldn't figure out. I am sorry if my post bother you who are discussing about specific issue and the details of Form 1116. Welcome! I have created the new thread for you. To start a new topic, view the forum as: Personal Finance (Not Invest...
by LadyGeek
Sun Oct 14, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Form 1116: Allocating State Taxes (TurboTax)
Replies: 28
Views: 1571

Re: Form 1116: Allocating State Taxes (TurboTax)

New member Kiyomikote has a question which I've moved into a stand-alone thread. See: [Do I need to file IRS Form 1116?]
by LadyGeek
Sun Oct 14, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Obamacare premiums will be down an average of 1.5 percent next year
Replies: 39
Views: 3936

Re: Obamacare premiums will be down an average of 1.5 percent next year

A number of off-topic comments and replies have been removed (general rant on health care costs), continuity has been lost. This thread has run its course and is locked. Non-actionable (Trolling) Topics If readers can't do anything with the content of a topic other than argue about it, it does not ...
by LadyGeek
Sun Oct 14, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: would someone explain to me
Replies: 8
Views: 755

Re: would someone explain to me

TheDDC has the correct answer (controversial). See: Personal Consumer Issues , last paragraph. This subforum is focused on making informed decisions about consumer goods and services (other than investing or financial). Acceptable topics include: - consumer goods and services (e.g., dress shirts, la...
by LadyGeek
Sun Oct 14, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Portfolio reconfiguration
Replies: 4
Views: 438

Re: Portfolio reconfiguration

Welcome! The forum software is pure text. It doesn't understand your spreadsheet. Here is your post with the line breaks removed (<br />). Feel free to copy it and update your post. You can edit your post by clicking on the "pencil" icon in the top-right corner of the post. If you need assistance, l...
by LadyGeek
Sun Oct 14, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: Forum software upgrade bug reports and change requests
Replies: 461
Views: 96919

Re: Forum software upgrade bug reports and change requests

Yep. I see the element disappear at 339 px and reappear at 340 px. On a desktop with Chrome's Inspect Element tool in "Responsive mode", I see the element disappear at 350 px and reappear at 351 px. Rotating the phone is a good workaround. ================== Thanks to randomizer for finding the bug...
by LadyGeek
Sun Oct 14, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Get rid of my Roth IRA?
Replies: 30
Views: 1860

Re: Get rid of my Roth IRA?

The OP has removed all of his posts.

(Thread locked to end discussion.)
by LadyGeek
Sun Oct 14, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Need guidance on charting next life steps
Replies: 25
Views: 1819

Re: Need guidance on charting next life steps

This thread is now in the Personal Finance (Not Investing) forum (career guidance).
by LadyGeek
Sun Oct 14, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 3753
Views: 1067023

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Black Panther , on Netflix. In comparison to previous Marvel movies, I thought the plot was creative and was presented from a very different perspective. Stan Lee made his expected cameo appearance. I liked it. Previously - Wonder Woman , on DVD. The first half was boring and predictable. It got mo...
by LadyGeek
Sun Oct 14, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: Forum software upgrade bug reports and change requests
Replies: 461
Views: 96919

Re: Forum software upgrade bug reports and change requests

Perhaps this is related to the OS or browser?

I don't see this behavior on Android 8.1 with Chrome 69.0.3497.100. The notifications drop-down work as expected.
by LadyGeek
Sun Oct 14, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: The Three-Fund Portfolio
Replies: 2271
Views: 1439579

Re: The Three-Fund Portfolio

Welcome! AMJoshua has a question which is posted here: [How much should I contribute to my 401k?]
by LadyGeek
Sun Oct 14, 2018 9:09 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Microsoft Windows 10 Update might cause data loss [Build 1809]
Replies: 22
Views: 2228

Re: Microsoft Windows 10 Update might cause data loss [Build 1809]

FYI - I retitled the thread to clarify this is Build 1809.

Build 1803 is discussed here: Warning: avoid Windows 10 update 1803
by LadyGeek
Sun Oct 14, 2018 9:00 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: The Three-Fund Portfolio
Replies: 2271
Views: 1439579

Re: The Three-Fund Portfolio

Welcome! May I suggest you ask that question in your first thread? Investing in ETF (different currencies) (Taxation is an important consideration. Please state your home country in that thread, as I see you are investing on the London Stock Exchange.)
by LadyGeek
Sat Oct 13, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Neighbor discussing finances with me
Replies: 64
Views: 5859

Re: Neighbor discussing finances with me

Here's a book list: Books: recommendations and reviews

Or, just point them to the wiki: Getting started
by LadyGeek
Sat Oct 13, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: favorite bogleheads posts?
Replies: 113
Views: 24448

Re: favorite bogleheads posts?

^^^ I moved your post into the on-going discussion.
by LadyGeek
Sat Oct 13, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Neighbor discussing finances with me
Replies: 64
Views: 5859

Re: Neighbor discussing finances with me

This thread is now in the Personal Finance (Not Investing) forum (financial advice).
by LadyGeek
Sat Oct 13, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Anyone done a Hair Transplant?
Replies: 75
Views: 5070

Re: Anyone done a Hair Transplant?

^^^ I removed a post and the one quoted here (related to a certain drug). See: Medical Issues Questions on medical issues are beyond the scope of the forum. If you are looking for medical information online, I suggest you start with the Medical Library Association's User's Guide to Finding and Eval...
by LadyGeek
Sat Oct 13, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What would you do with some bulk silver?
Replies: 41
Views: 2400

Re: What would you do with some bulk silver?

Not sure if this is a "personal investments" or consumer question. This thread is now in the Personal Consumer Issues forum (collectible). I purchased 25 oz of silver bars as a 25th anniversary gift to my husband (silver is the 25th). It's worth less today than when I bought it. My husband is a coi...
by LadyGeek
Sat Oct 13, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: michael survivors
Replies: 16
Views: 1905

Re: michael survivors

It is also a reminder why you have (or should have) online backup. Multiple backups to devices located in your home won't work if it's no longer accessible. As long as you know your private key to access the data, you can recover everything. Buy a new PC, then get your data. Important: Everyone has ...
by LadyGeek
Sat Oct 13, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: The Three-Fund Portfolio
Replies: 2271
Views: 1439579

Re: The Three-Fund Portfolio

m@ver1ck has a question which I've moved into an earlier thread. See: Re: Financial situation/Health checkup - Stocks vs. Real Estate?
by LadyGeek
Sat Oct 13, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Financial situation/Health checkup - Stocks vs. Real Estate?
Replies: 17
Views: 1323

Re: Financial situation/Health checkup - Stocks vs. Real Estate?

m@ver1ck - In order to give appropriate advice, it's best to keep all the information in one spot. I merged your question into your original thread.
by LadyGeek
Sat Oct 13, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Which is better CD - rates and terms?
Replies: 65
Views: 5385

Re: Which is better CD - rates and terms?

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

The wiki has some background info: Comparing CDs
by LadyGeek
Sat Oct 13, 2018 9:14 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: “$1000/month job is worth $300k in retirement funds” // What are some retirement jobs you would actually enjoy doing?
Replies: 103
Views: 9516

Re: “$1000/month job is worth $300k in retirement funds” // What are some retirement jobs you would actually enjoy doing

This forum maintains a "family-friendly" environment. Not just for language, but subject matter.

I removed a comment and several replies relating to an "adults-only" profession that is above this threshold.
by LadyGeek
Sat Oct 13, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Puerto Rico all over again
Replies: 6
Views: 1268

Re: Puerto Rico all over again

An on-going discussion is here: michael survivors

(Thread remains locked.)