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by LadyGeek
Sun Sep 23, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Fidelity cobrowser??
Replies: 31
Views: 2065

Re: Fidelity cobrowser??

Why would Fidelity (or other vendor) need to *spontaneously* - or otherwise on *their* initiative - ask the user to "allow" this function so "someone" can start, er, "sharing" one's account access? By working together, the sales rep can help you work through a problem. It goes a long way towards ke...
by LadyGeek
Sun Sep 23, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Allocating 1/3 of Investable Assets to Roth Accounts
Replies: 35
Views: 1906

Re: Allocating 1/3 of Investable Assets to Roth Accounts

I mreged retiredjg's question back into the original thread.
by LadyGeek
Sun Sep 23, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Fidelity cobrowser??
Replies: 31
Views: 2065

Re: Fidelity cobrowser??

I finally got an answer from Fidelity, by going through their customer service chat. According to their rep, yes, this is legitimate. It's a new support feature they are working on rolling out, and I just happened to be unlucky enough to have accidentally tripped it before they announced. It's legi...
by LadyGeek
Sun Sep 23, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Tracking progress to $1M portfolio and no mortgage by 40
Replies: 89
Views: 22976

Re: Tracking progress to $1M portfolio and no mortgage by 40

New member Peanut&Cashew has a question which I've moved to a new thread. See: [Are we prioritizing our investments properly?]
by LadyGeek
Sun Sep 23, 2018 9:38 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: How do you define your success in our life, career and job?
Replies: 25
Views: 1634

Re: How do you define your success in our life, career and job?

Sorry, but this discussion does not meet the guidelines of this forum (not a financial topic). 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 a...
by LadyGeek
Sun Sep 23, 2018 7:57 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Fidelity cobrowser??
Replies: 31
Views: 2065

Re: Fidelity cobrowser??

I finally got it to work in Firefox 62.0 by disabling my uBlock Origin add-on - which is an ad blocker. Interesting, it blocked requests from: ing-district.clicktale.net nexus.ensighten.com Disabling the ad blocker to allow the pop-up resulted in a ton of 3rd party website requests, too many to list...
by LadyGeek
Sat Sep 22, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Puerto Rico as legal tax Haven?
Replies: 20
Views: 3493

Re: Puerto Rico as legal tax Haven?

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
Sat Sep 22, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Prepaid car maintenance -- Mazda -- HCOL
Replies: 10
Views: 751

Re: Prepaid car maintence -- Mazda -- HCOL

This thread is now in the Personal Consumer Issues forum (car warranty).

neglogic, Welcome!
by LadyGeek
Sat Sep 22, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Seattle and (Victoria OR Vancouver) next week.
Replies: 18
Views: 643

Re: Seattle and (Victoria OR Vancouver) next week.

FYI - I retitled your thread to add parentheses around (Victoria OR Vancouver). If you work with software, the interpretation would instead be "(Seattle and Victoria) OR Vancouver". :) I don't want to push her beyond a few hundred feet elevation gain IN A DAY. Is this a limitation due to physical fi...
by LadyGeek
Sat Sep 22, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: A bump on the road from active to passive
Replies: 24
Views: 2252

Re: A bump on the road from active to passive

I removed a few posts which were in contention and appear to be the result of a misunderstanding - the meaning of "you" as an individual (personal investing strategy) vs. the meaning of "you" as a general case (general suggestion of investing strategy).
by LadyGeek
Sat Sep 22, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Another Wifi extender thread
Replies: 34
Views: 2155

Re: Another Wifi extender thread

^^^ The reviews say that app only provides "basic" info. Try this: Wifi Analyzer - Apps on Google Play . I've used it for quite some time. You'll get a ton of info to look at. Update: The privacy settings require location permission. That's not gonna happen, it's gone. Instead, I installed Wifi Anal...
by LadyGeek
Sat Sep 22, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Zero-ER Fidelity Funds [Closed to new investors?]
Replies: 38
Views: 2578

Re: Zero-ER Fidelity Funds [Closed to new investors?]

crumbone - You had a duplicate thread which I've merged into here. The combined thread is now in the Investing - Theory, News & General forum.

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With regards to previous posts - Please state your concerns in a civil, factual manner.
by LadyGeek
Sat Sep 22, 2018 10:50 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Fidelity cobrowser??
Replies: 31
Views: 2065

Re: Fidelity cobrowser??

That's a matter of paying attention to spelling mistakes. Similar, but much more dangerous, are the bad guys manipulating something called Punycode.

No worries, the browser will flag it for you. See this article: punycode — Krebs on Security
by LadyGeek
Sat Sep 22, 2018 9:54 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Fidelity cobrowser??
Replies: 31
Views: 2065

Re: Fidelity cobrowser??

^^^ :) For desktop users - One technique to avoid unexpected surprises is to hover your cursor over the link in question. Both Firefox and Chrome will display the URL in the status window at the bottom of the browser. That's how I knew this was Fidelity, not someone else. Clicking on "View terms" re...
by LadyGeek
Sat Sep 22, 2018 9:09 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Fidelity cobrowser??
Replies: 31
Views: 2065

Re: Fidelity cobrowser??

This thread is now in the Personal Consumer Issues forum (browser tricks). Relax, you're not the only member using Linux. :wink: I can reproduce this in Chrome, but not Firefox. Shift-backspace is not in Chrome's keyboard shortcuts . With the cursor in Fidelity's "Search or get quote" box at the top...
by LadyGeek
Fri Sep 21, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: New [Vanguard] environmental, social, governance (ESG) ETFs
Replies: 25
Views: 1697

Re: New [Vanguard] environmental, social, governance (ESG) ETFs

This thread has run its course and is locked (contentious disagreement, derailed). 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 a...
by LadyGeek
Fri Sep 21, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Another Wifi extender thread
Replies: 34
Views: 2155

Re: Another Wifi extender thread

Which terms of service or law? We have a commercial provider and sharing between 4 homes is explicitly permitted, which is why we pay a premium amount for the contract. I sent you a PM with the details. Anyone else who has a question on this should PM me directly. Please don't continue the discussi...
by LadyGeek
Fri Sep 21, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Whole Life vs Universal Life Insurance
Replies: 30
Views: 1614

Re: Whole Life vs Universal Life Insurance

This thread is now in the Personal Finance (Not Investing) forum (insurance).
by LadyGeek
Fri Sep 21, 2018 1:19 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: [Credit freezes and un-freezes are now free]
Replies: 57
Views: 1966

Re: [Credit freezes and un-freezes are now free]

I merged several threads into here and retitled the thread. The wiki has been updated to reflect the change. See: Credit freeze After reading VictoriaF's reference to In a Few Days, Credit Freezes Will Be Fee-Free — Krebs on Security , a few updates may be needed for credit monitoring (US military)....
by LadyGeek
Fri Sep 21, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Another Wifi extender thread
Replies: 34
Views: 2155

Re: Another Wifi extender thread

Discussion of dishonest behavior or bypassing the law is totally unacceptable. I removed an off-topic post and several replies asking how to share wi-fi from someone's home with another (violates terms of service).
by LadyGeek
Fri Sep 21, 2018 7:44 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Kid's school brought in Wells Fargo to teach them financial literacy today.
Replies: 26
Views: 1953

Re: Kid's school brought in Wells Fargo to teach them financial literacy today.

This thread has run its course and is locked (derailed into a general rant). See: Personal Finance This subforum is for personal financial issues that don't involve investments. Examples of acceptable topics are: - insurance - employment issues - credit card and credit rating issues - mortgage and ...
by LadyGeek
Thu Sep 20, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: [AARP Article re: ID Theft & Dark Web]
Replies: 32
Views: 3853

Re: [AARP Article re: ID Theft & Dark Web]

I merged CaliJim's thread into the on-going discussion, then retitled the thread with CaliJim's wording (thanks).
by LadyGeek
Thu Sep 20, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Guaranteed access for Medigap policies
Replies: 29
Views: 1689

Re: Guaranteed access for Medigap policies

This is a "no politics" forum. I removed several off-topic posts and replies regarding relevant proposed legislation for NJ. 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. T...
by LadyGeek
Thu Sep 20, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: ACA tax credits
Replies: 6
Views: 723

Re: ACA tax credits

The short answer is that when you sign up for ObamaCare, the application is going to require you to list each of the income and deduction (e.g. TIRA) categories that contribute to 2019 MAGI. If you have more or less income than stated on the application, you make up the difference when you file you...
by LadyGeek
Thu Sep 20, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Dental work and hypertension issue
Replies: 42
Views: 3247

Re: Dental work and hypertension issue

I removed a few posts containing medical advice. 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 Evaluating Health Information...
by LadyGeek
Wed Sep 19, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Where do you buy CPAP replacement parts?
Replies: 50
Views: 3359

Re: Where do you buy CPAP replacement parts?

I merged genjix's thread into the on-going discussion (which asked the same question).

Here is the IRS guidance: Publication 969 (2017), Health Savings Accounts and Other Tax-Favored Health Plans

which references: Publication 502 (2017), Medical and Dental Expenses
by LadyGeek
Wed Sep 19, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: “Majority of working-age Americans have no retirement savings”
Replies: 73
Views: 3869

Re: “Majority of working-age Americans have no retirement savings”

This thread has run its course and is locked (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 care and climate policies co...
by LadyGeek
Tue Sep 18, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Vanguard - You'll need to sign up for security codes soon
Replies: 140
Views: 17927

Re: Vanguard - You'll need to sign up for security codes soon

^^^ Check the paperwork, as I'm very sure you'll find a signed form that says "I assign authority to (husband) to act on my behalf". That's a limited POA for the closing. (I'm not a lawyer, but this is done all the time.) Or, perhaps a copy of the Durable POA was used for the closing. You should hav...
by LadyGeek
Tue Sep 18, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Marijuana ETF's
Replies: 6
Views: 1000

Re: Marijuana ETF's

This thread was locked due to the pending vote on H.R.5634 (off-topic). After receiving a PM, the comment has been removed.

This thread is now reopened to continue the discussion. Please stay focused on the investing aspects.
by LadyGeek
Tue Sep 18, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Chase Bank used to be more customer focused
Replies: 46
Views: 5793

Re: Chase Bank is the Devil

I removed an off-topic comment and reply that were derailing the discussion. This may be the result of a misunderstanding.
by LadyGeek
Tue Sep 18, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Marijuana ETF's
Replies: 6
Views: 1000

Re: Marijuana ETF's

Locked. Proposed legislation is off-topic for the reasons shown here: Political comments and proposed tax plan remain off-topic

Update: See below.
by LadyGeek
Tue Sep 18, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Vanguard - You'll need to sign up for security codes soon
Replies: 140
Views: 17927

Re: Vanguard - You'll need to sign up for security codes soon

My DH just got the email. The sign-up deadline is September 26. As noted earlier, there is no option for email. You gotta be kidding. :annoyed My contact phone number does not have text messaging (old landline) and I may not be near the phone when logging in. No, I'm not giving them another phone nu...
by LadyGeek
Tue Sep 18, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What is your single most expensive mistake?
Replies: 205
Views: 13596

Re: What is your single most expensive mistake?

This thread is now in the Personal Consumer Issues forum (how you spend your money and your time).

Mctavish83, Welcome!
by LadyGeek
Tue Sep 18, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Facing Retirement at year end
Replies: 22
Views: 2642

Re: Facing Retirement at year end

Discussions of dishonest behavior or bypassing the law is totally unacceptable. I removed a comment and several replies suggesting tax evasion ("under the table" income). Definitions: Tax avoidance - an investment strategy to pay the minimum amount of taxes. IRA (tax-deferred) accounts are one exam...
by LadyGeek
Tue Sep 18, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: How can I buy ALIBABA and TENCENT stock?
Replies: 29
Views: 2526

Re: How can I buy ALIBABA and TENCENT stock?

I removed several posts which were derailing the 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 discussions are conducted in civil tones
.
by LadyGeek
Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:43 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: [Credit freezes and un-freezes are now free]
Replies: 57
Views: 1966

Re: New York Times--NYTimes: Freezing Credit Will Now Be Free. Here’s Why You Should Go for It.

This thread is now in the Personal Finance (Not Investing) forum (credit freeze). We've followed this since the legislation was changed. See: Free to freeze and unfreeze your credit report In that thread, I calculated that the law would go into effect on September 20, 2018 (next Thursday). Was I of...
by LadyGeek
Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:28 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Podcast Now Available - Bogleheads On Investing: Episode #1 with John C. Bogle
Replies: 58
Views: 5748

Re: Podcast Now Available - Bogleheads On Investing: Episode #1 with John C. Bogle

The wiki and blog have been updated for iTunes and Google Play Music (login required).

Wiki: Rick Ferri or News and blogs (The RSS feed is available - tap on the RSS icon.)

Blog: Bogleheads On Investing: Episode 001 – Special Guest John C. Bogle, hosted by Rick Ferri
by LadyGeek
Mon Sep 17, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Delaying Social Security Until 70
Replies: 115
Views: 8769

Re: Delaying Social Security Until 70

I removed a number off-topic comments and replies. This is a "no politics" forum. Conjecture on the future of Social Security (Trust fund) requires a change in legislation (proposed legislation) and is therefore off-topic. See: Politics and Religion In order to avoid the inevitable frictions that a...
by LadyGeek
Mon Sep 17, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Aimloan.com for a refinance?
Replies: 12
Views: 790

Re: Aimloan.com for a refinance?

Welcome! I fixed a typo in the thread title and post. Here's the link: AimLoan.com
by LadyGeek
Sun Sep 16, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Got a Question for the Experts Panel at the Bogleheads Conference?
Replies: 44
Views: 9588

Re: Got a Question for the Experts Panel at the Bogleheads Conference?

This thread is now removed as a "sticky" and won't appear at the top of the forum any more.
by LadyGeek
Sun Sep 16, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Vanguard platform
Replies: 50
Views: 5216

Re: Vanguard platform

The points regarding Vanguard's platform implementation have been made, let's move on. Please help cycler, who has bumped the thread from June. Hi, I just today registered with Bogleheads to comment on this subject. My husband keeps getting emails and reminders on his account page to switch to the ...
by LadyGeek
Sun Sep 16, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: DOW [Closing price on Sep 14, 2018]
Replies: 15
Views: 2640

Re: DOW [Closing price on Sep 14, 2018]

I removed some off-topic posts and one reply. This thread has run its course and is locked. 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 ou...
by LadyGeek
Sun Sep 16, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: [Credit freezes and un-freezes are now free]
Replies: 57
Views: 1966

Re: New York Times--NYTimes: Freezing Credit Will Now Be Free. Here’s Why You Should Go for It.

This thread is now in the Personal Finance (Not Investing) forum (credit freeze). We've followed this since the legislation was changed. See: Free to freeze and unfreeze your credit report In that thread, I calculated that the law would go into effect on September 20, 2018 (next Thursday). Was I off...
by LadyGeek
Sun Sep 16, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: DOW [Closing price on Sep 14, 2018]
Replies: 15
Views: 2640

Re: DOW [Closing price on Sep 14, 2018]

I removed an off-topic post and several replies which may be the result of a misunderstanding (political comment).

Please stay focused on the investing aspects.
by LadyGeek
Sun Sep 16, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: total bond return vs muni bond
Replies: 6
Views: 730

Re: total bond return vs muni bond

This thread is now in the Investing - Theory, News & General forum (theory).
by LadyGeek
Sun Sep 16, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Podcast Now Available - Bogleheads On Investing: Episode #1 with John C. Bogle
Replies: 58
Views: 5748

Re: Podcast Now Available - Bogleheads On Investing: Episode #1 with John C. Bogle

I found out the feed to Overcast.FM comes through iTunes. The podcast has been submitted to iTunes, but read that It can take several days to validate a new podcast site. When not logged in from my desktop, the podcast does not appear in the search box. Search for "Investing" comes up with many pod...