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by LadyGeek
Sun Dec 09, 2018 11:42 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Rental Car Damage Issue
Replies: 69
Views: 3808

Re: Rental Car Damage Issue

This thread has run its course and is locked (derailed). 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 or top...
by LadyGeek
Sun Dec 09, 2018 11:38 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: How will 80k inheritance affect medicaid, section 8, food stamp eligibility in PA?
Replies: 12
Views: 826

Re: How will 80k inheritance affect medicaid, section 8, food stamp eligibility in PA?

As a reminder, this is a "no politics" forum. Opinions of current law ("whats wrong with this country") are off-topic. I want to address several comments related to hiding assets to qualify for Medicaid . For the record, discussions of dishonest behavior or bypassing the law are totally unacceptabl...
by LadyGeek
Sun Dec 09, 2018 11:26 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: 20M Inheritance - What is best option for small/no risk on principal?
Replies: 93
Views: 11354

Re: 20M Inheritance - What is best option for small/no risk on principal?

The discussion is getting derailed and a bit contentious. Let's stop it here. (Thread locked.)

fwdmotion - Please PM me and I'll reopen the discussion.
by LadyGeek
Sun Dec 09, 2018 11:21 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Rental Car Damage Issue
Replies: 69
Views: 3808

Re: Rental Car Damage Issue

Please stay on-topic, which is rental car damage.
by LadyGeek
Sun Dec 09, 2018 11:00 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks in freefall
Replies: 8441
Views: 1662390

Re: U.S. stocks in freefall

The discussion is getting a bit derailed. Please stay on-topic.

Feel free to start a new thread to continue the discussion.
by LadyGeek
Sun Dec 09, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: search for a 'phrase' and not 'keywords'?
Replies: 4
Views: 243

Re: search for a 'phrase' and not 'keywords'?

The "gear" icon is the forum's built-in Search engine . It's not google, but can provide a focused search when needed. The search engine rules are under the "Search for keywords:" description: Place + in front of a word which must be found and - in front of a word which must not be found. Put a list...
by LadyGeek
Sun Dec 09, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: problem (only happening here) using right click and paste. Have to use ctrl-V
Replies: 3
Views: 224

Re: problem using right click and paste. Have to use ctrl-V

Below was pasted using my mouse right-click. I tried to copy a link from elsewhere and paste it into this text box but it's not working with right click (only shows "copy" but not "paste". I had to use ctrl-V to get it to paste. I don't believe it's my computer because I'm not seeing this problem el...
by LadyGeek
Sun Dec 09, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: TurboTax Prices
Replies: 191
Views: 27861

Re: TurboTax Prices

Caution, a quick google search shows: Is Taxpros19 an authorized reseller of Turbotax software ? - TurboTax Support From Intuit directly, the answer is No. Also: Be very aware that if you find a "too good to be true price" from an unknown seller then it is too good to be true ... unauthorized resell...
by LadyGeek
Sun Dec 09, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Skipping last COBRA payment
Replies: 25
Views: 2463

Re: Skipping last cobra payment

I removed an off-topic comment. 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...
by LadyGeek
Sun Dec 09, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Disability insurance Northwestern Mutual
Replies: 3
Views: 403

Re: Disability insurance Northwestern Mutual

This thread is now in the Personal Finance (Not Investing) forum (insurance).
by LadyGeek
Sun Dec 09, 2018 9:13 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 3881
Views: 1085583

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

The Big Sick , on Amazon Prime. A romantic comedy (chick flick). Based on a true story, it's entertaining. Not bad. Hacksaw Ridge , on DVD. A true story of a US soldier during WWII, Okinawa. I thought the beginning was a little slow, but OK. As the plot progressed, it got more interesting. It also ...
by LadyGeek
Sun Dec 09, 2018 9:06 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Tax ramification question
Replies: 11
Views: 977

Re: Tax ramification question

I removed an off-topic post and several replies which may be the result of a misunderstanding.
by LadyGeek
Sat Dec 08, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 3881
Views: 1085583

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Hacksaw Ridge , on DVD. A true story of a US soldier during WWII, Okinawa. I thought the beginning was a little slow, but OK. As the plot progressed, it got more interesting. It also got a bit gory in the latter half of the movie. The story kept me interested and was definitely worth watching. The ...
by LadyGeek
Sat Dec 08, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Wiki: Backdoor Roth IRA (conversion formula)
Replies: 12
Views: 674

Re: Wiki: Backdoor Roth IRA (conversion formula)

I have renamed the draft page: User:Celia/Backdoor Roth If we want to change the name of the "live" page to just "Backdoor Roth", we can do that.* Links to the old title "Backdoor Roth IRA" won't be broken. FYI - Any wiki editor can rename (move) the page. * Wiki editors - we just need to use a redi...
by LadyGeek
Sat Dec 08, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Health insurance for FIRE [Financial Independence Retire Early]
Replies: 83
Views: 6257

Re: Health insurance for FIRE [Financial Independence Retire Early]

I removed an off-topic post and a reply. 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 to ot...
by LadyGeek
Sat Dec 08, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Wiki: Backdoor Roth IRA (conversion formula)
Replies: 12
Views: 674

Re: Wiki: Backdoor Roth IRA (conversion formula)

I have created a draft page: User:Celia/Backdoor Roth Wiki editors can make changes there and get a consensus without affecting the "live" content. Members who wish to update the content can post here and an editor will update the draft page for you. (This follows Wikipedia policy - draft changes ar...
by LadyGeek
Sat Dec 08, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Rental Car Damage Issue
Replies: 69
Views: 3808

Re: Rental Car Damage Issue

This thread is now in the Personal Finance (Not Investing) forum (damage claim).
by LadyGeek
Sat Dec 08, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: You already own international stocks with VTSMX etc [Vanguard Total Stock Market]
Replies: 52
Views: 3770

Re: You already own international stocks with VTSMX etc

In one of the interviews with JL Collins on Youtube he makes an argument against the need to explicitly include international funds or stocks in your portfolio, since broad-based index funds include big "U.S." companies with significant international business. There are very explicit rules which de...
by LadyGeek
Sat Dec 08, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: "The 10 Worst Places To Get Investing Advice"
Replies: 33
Views: 4165

Re: "The 10 Worst Places To Get Investing Advice"

This thread is now in the Investing - Theory, News & General forum (general discussion).
by LadyGeek
Sat Dec 08, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Why Retirement Is Broken And Needs To Be Reinvented
Replies: 174
Views: 11808

Re: Why Retirement Is Broken And Needs To Be Reinvented

I removed a contentious interchange on the unfairness of pension plans. The discussion is no longer productive. This thread has run its course and is locked. 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 ...
by LadyGeek
Sat Dec 08, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Health insurance for FIRE [Financial Independence Retire Early]
Replies: 83
Views: 6257

Re: Health insurance for FIRE [Financial Independence Retire Early]

I removed an off-topic post conjecturing on single-payer insurance. This requires a change in legislation, which makes this a political discussion and is off-topic (proposed legislation). As a reminder, see: Politics and Religion In order to avoid the inevitable frictions that arise from these topi...
by LadyGeek
Sat Dec 08, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Backdoor Roth Conversion question
Replies: 12
Views: 624

Re: Backdoor Roth Conversion question

This thread is now in the Personal Finance (Not Investing) forum (Backdoor Roth conversion). (my comment started a new thread) Here's the wiki page: Backdoor Roth IRA I can't find the new thread, perhaps I missed it. Can you provide a link to the new thread? (This thread is for helping the OP.) cel...
by LadyGeek
Sat Dec 08, 2018 9:54 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Wiki: Backdoor Roth IRA (conversion formula)
Replies: 12
Views: 674

Re: Wiki: Backdoor Roth IRA (conversion formula)

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

(The thread was formerly in the Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community forum, which includes the wiki as a community effort. The discussion is more appropriate here.)
by LadyGeek
Fri Dec 07, 2018 10:46 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: [What TV Show Have You Recently Watched?]
Replies: 965
Views: 104394

Re: [What TV Show Have You Recently Watched?]

Rick and Morty , on Hulu. An animated series that's "out there". I just finished Season 1 and thought it was hilarious. If you like intense "adult-oriented" humor, this show is for you. Bear in mind this show originally aired at 1 AM for a reason. South Park can't come close. Brookly Nine-Nine , on...
by LadyGeek
Fri Dec 07, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Unexpectedly subjected to my first Edward Jones sales-pitch...
Replies: 15
Views: 1591

Re: Unexpectedly subjected to my first Edward Jones sales-pitch...

I removed an off-topic post and reply discussing a fast-food establishment.

Please stay focused on the investing aspects.
by LadyGeek
Fri Dec 07, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: We Are Teetering on the Edge of A DEATH CROSS
Replies: 47
Views: 7297

Re: We Are Teetering on the Edge of A DEATH CROSS

It's time yet again for this June 7, 2000 classic: Blue Line Jumps 11 Percent
by LadyGeek
Fri Dec 07, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Skipping last COBRA payment
Replies: 25
Views: 2463

Re: Skipping last cobra payment

After receiving a PM, there is a recent thread which discusses deferment of COBRA payments for 60 days. See: Subject: Select Cobra or other short term health insurance? I think she'd have at least the following options: ... 3. Utilize Cobra. I noted that you are not sure when existing benefits will ...
by LadyGeek
Fri Dec 07, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Skipping last COBRA payment
Replies: 25
Views: 2463

Re: Skipping last cobra payment

I want to address several comments related to skipping the last COBRA payment . For the record, discussions of dishonest behavior or bypassing the law are totally unacceptable. The intent is to understand how to do this within the existing legal framework; in which case the discussion can continue. ...
by LadyGeek
Fri Dec 07, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Backdoor Roth Conversion question
Replies: 12
Views: 624

Re: Backdoor Roth Conversion question

This thread is now in the Personal Finance (Not Investing) forum (Backdoor Roth conversion). (my comment started a new thread) Here's the wiki page: Backdoor Roth IRA I can't find the new thread, perhaps I missed it. Can you provide a link to the new thread? (This thread is for helping the OP.)
by LadyGeek
Fri Dec 07, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Root Canal - dentist or endodontist
Replies: 46
Views: 3301

Re: Root Canal - dentist or endodontist

As a reminder, medical advice is off-topic. 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 on t...
by LadyGeek
Fri Dec 07, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Occlusal guard (night guard) from dentist vs online
Replies: 10
Views: 867

Re: Occlusal guard (night guard) from dentist vs online

This thread has run its course and is locked (how to use a night guard and its effectiveness is 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 Associa...
by LadyGeek
Fri Dec 07, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Do I have a rebate, subsidy, savings for you!
Replies: 23
Views: 1945

Re: Do I have a rebate, subsidy, savings for you!

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
Fri Dec 07, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: HSA recordkeeping question (old receipts)
Replies: 9
Views: 759

Re: HSA recordkeeping question (old receipts)

Discussions of dishonest behavior or bypassing the law are totally unacceptable. Claiming an expense where none occurred is tax evasion and off-topic.

Assume you would be audited and proceed accordingly.
by LadyGeek
Fri Dec 07, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Where did you think we'd be today, ten years ago?
Replies: 38
Views: 2837

Re: Where did you think we'd be today, ten years ago?

I removed several off-topic posts. This thread has run its course and is locked (not actionable, conspiracy theory). 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 econo...
by LadyGeek
Fri Dec 07, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Climate Concerns re: small Jersey Shore Vacation Home
Replies: 54
Views: 2895

Re: Climate Concerns re: small Jersey Shore Vacation Home

I removed some off-topic posts discussing climate change (includes a political rant). This thread has run its course and is locked (not actionable, climate change). 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 ...
by LadyGeek
Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: What are your property taxes?
Replies: 315
Views: 16851

Re: What are your property taxes?

I merged harrington's thread into the on-going discussion.
by LadyGeek
Thu Dec 06, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Skipping last COBRA payment
Replies: 25
Views: 2463

Re: Skipping last cobra payment

This thread is now in the Personal Finance (Not Investing) forum (insurance).
by LadyGeek
Thu Dec 06, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: County not accepting 2018 property taxes in 2018 - need help with ideas.
Replies: 138
Views: 6681

Re: County not accepting 2018 property taxes in 2018 - need help with ideas.

I removed a number of posts in contentious disagreement. As a reminder, see: General Etiquette This is a moderated forum. 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. Discussions are about issue...
by LadyGeek
Thu Dec 06, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Housing values may fall as baby boomers die off or sell off, two studies say
Replies: 21
Views: 2372

Re: Housing values may fall as baby boomers die off or sell off, two studies say

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
Thu Dec 06, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Should we sell farmland to coal company?
Replies: 33
Views: 1982

Re: Should we sell farmland to coal company?

I removed a number of off-topic posts. This thread has run its course and is locked (derailed, climate policy). 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, ...
by LadyGeek
Wed Dec 05, 2018 11:30 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Larry Swedroe: Long/Short Portfolios & Taxes
Replies: 15
Views: 1051

Re: Larry Swedroe: Long/Short Portfolios & Taxes

With regards to some earlier posts, several off-topic comments and one post 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 mu...
by LadyGeek
Wed Dec 05, 2018 11:28 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Larry Swedroe: Long/Short Portfolios & Taxes
Replies: 15
Views: 1051

Re: Larry Swedroe: Long/Short Portfolios & Taxes

^^^ Thanks! I have added CPA / PFS to the wiki. See: Financial planner (Certified Public Account (CPA))

Please review.
by LadyGeek
Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:47 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Does the Yield Curve Really Forecast Recession?
Replies: 5
Views: 659

Re: Does the Yield Curve Really Forecast Recession?

This thread has run its course and is locked (not actionable, economic policy). 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, h...
by LadyGeek
Wed Dec 05, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks in freefall
Replies: 8441
Views: 1662390

Re: U.S. stocks in freefall

I removed an off-topic post and several replies related to owning real estate (previous page). The discussion was getting derailed. Please stay on-topic.