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by PoultryMan
Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: When to replace the Weber grille
Replies: 22
Views: 2032

Re: When to replace the WEBER grille

Ebay is a great idea, thanks! If you look for stainless steel replacement parts for the grill, flavorizer bars and such, you'll get many, many more years from those than the porcelain-enameled versions. And based upon your avatar, I thought you might enjoy seeing my hens... https://i.ibb.co/H260ZXz...
by PoultryMan
Mon Jun 29, 2020 7:48 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: When to replace the Weber grille
Replies: 22
Views: 2032

Re: When to replace the WEBER grille

Ebay is a great idea, thanks!
by PoultryMan
Mon Jun 29, 2020 6:57 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: When to replace the Weber grille
Replies: 22
Views: 2032

When to replace the Weber grille

Well, my 2005 grill is making me think it could be time to lay her to rest. Its been great but it seems replacement parts are harder to get. Has anyone gone more than 15 with a Weber? When did you decide it was time?
by PoultryMan
Mon Jun 15, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: I think I need a new computer
Replies: 135
Views: 7036

Re: I think I need a new computer

I was ready to trash my 7 year old iMac. Got a SSD repacking the hard drive and it is literally better than when new. Unreal
by PoultryMan
Tue Jun 02, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Anyone Install MOCA for fios speed?
Replies: 27
Views: 1212

Re: Anyone Install MOCA for fios speed?

What you are asking is sort of what I did. I wanted a better signal wifi strength in the living room for internet. I have the Fios Gateway router in the very back in the office and that is the access point (AP). I had a previous hookup for cable in the living room and still had the existing coax ca...
by PoultryMan
Tue Jun 02, 2020 9:29 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Anyone Install MOCA for fios speed?
Replies: 27
Views: 1212

Re: Anyone Install MOCA for fios speed?

I already have that and still have issues.
IT guy at work said the MoCa is the way to go I’m just not sure what I need for setup
by PoultryMan
Tue Jun 02, 2020 9:25 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Anyone Install MOCA for fios speed?
Replies: 27
Views: 1212

Re: Anyone Install MOCA for fios speed?

I was going To buy these for the two set top boxes and connect to the tv: https://www.bestbuy.com/site/actiontec-bonded-moca-2-0-wired-network-adapter-2-pack/6286329.p?skuId=6286329&ref=212&loc=1&ref=212&loc=1&ds_rl=1268652&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIxrzYuqrj6QIVjcDACh36jA5DEAQYASABEgJu2fD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds M...
by PoultryMan
Tue Jun 02, 2020 9:12 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Anyone Install MOCA for fios speed?
Replies: 27
Views: 1212

Re: Anyone Install MOCA for fios speed?

I have a good WiFi signal but main connection is on second floor where router is. Basement, first floor and second floor have set top boxes. Streaming second floor is ok but first buffers and basement buffers badly due to home configuration. I’d like to use MoCa for the first floor and basement but ...
by PoultryMan
Tue Jun 02, 2020 9:04 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Anyone Install MOCA for fios speed?
Replies: 27
Views: 1212

Anyone Install MOCA for fios speed?

Looking at options to reduce the lag in wifi on different floors of my house using existing coax cable. I currently have Fios with a gateway router. My understanding is using some adapters I can convert the coax to carry the ethernet signal which would greatly reduce buffering. Does anyone have any ...
by PoultryMan
Tue May 26, 2020 9:23 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: The axe falls and I am prepared. What's next?
Replies: 370
Views: 31146

Re: The axe falls and I am prepared. What's next?

Klangfool: I think you are in good shape financially and seem to be well prepared for this event, kudos to you. It seems you can work in some capacity If you want, and that’s a nice option. I hope I am not venturing off course, but to piggy back a prior poster, the tone seems a little gloomy. You se...
by PoultryMan
Mon May 25, 2020 8:21 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Del Webb 55+ communities?
Replies: 27
Views: 4422

Re: Del Webb 55+ communities?

Not to hijack the thread, but for those who have experience in those communities, are there any 55-60 year olds there? If you had to guess, is that age range a small minority?

thanks
by PoultryMan
Sat May 23, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: What single individual stock would you buy?
Replies: 133
Views: 10256

Re: What single individual stock would you buy?

SteadyOne wrote:
Sun May 17, 2020 7:21 pm
PoultryMan wrote:
Wed Apr 15, 2020 8:09 am
Boeing. there is ZERO chance the govt allows it to fail.
In the same way as General Motors?
Different. There are multiple US auto companies and giving Airbus a monopoly on air travel isn’t going to happen. 100% certainty? No, but close.
by PoultryMan
Wed May 13, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: BJJ -martial art
Replies: 58
Views: 3114

Re: BJJ -martial art

BJJ is a lot of wrestling. A lot of younger guys like it as it is often cited as the background for cage fighters. It is pretty good in terms of self defense and will help you lose weight and stay fit but requires a younger body, thats just a fact. As for practical martial arts I would suggest Krav...
by PoultryMan
Wed May 13, 2020 6:59 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: BJJ -martial art
Replies: 58
Views: 3114

Re: BJJ -martial art

Duplicate
by PoultryMan
Sun Apr 19, 2020 12:39 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Munger/Buffett on riding out the storm
Replies: 76
Views: 10584

Re: Munger/Buffett on riding out the storm

We have absolutely no idea what Buffett and Munger are thinking or doing. Did you read the interview? I thought Mr. Munger was very candid. Yes, and I think essentially he said all hell has broken loose. Did he say he wouldn’t buy? No. Did he say he wouldn’t sell? No. I think many are interpreting ...
by PoultryMan
Sun Apr 19, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Munger/Buffett on riding out the storm
Replies: 76
Views: 10584

Re: Munger/Buffett on riding out the storm

We have absolutely no idea what Buffett and Munger are thinking or doing. Who knows how they think about the pandemic. But we do know what they have stated over and over, they look to purchase businesses for decades, not the next few years. Businesses are cheaper than they were 3 years ago, but no m...
by PoultryMan
Sat Apr 18, 2020 3:36 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: My Road to Investment Success
Replies: 30
Views: 4152

Re: My Road to Investment Success

Bogleheads: I began investing in individual stocks at the age of 26. Looking back 70 years, I realize I was a slow learner: I stopped betting on individual stocks many decades ago (I'm now 96). I stopped betting on individual funds many years after that. I stopped betting on style categories after ...
by PoultryMan
Wed Apr 15, 2020 8:34 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Life Strategy VS Target Date funds
Replies: 12
Views: 1136

Re: Life Strategy VS Target Date funds

thanks, that makes sense
by PoultryMan
Wed Apr 15, 2020 8:21 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Life Strategy VS Target Date funds
Replies: 12
Views: 1136

Life Strategy VS Target Date funds

What am I missing? I see absolutely zero difference between these, can someone educate me?
by PoultryMan
Wed Apr 15, 2020 8:09 am
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: What single individual stock would you buy?
Replies: 133
Views: 10256

Re: What single individual stock would you buy?

Boeing. there is ZERO chance the govt allows it to fail.
by PoultryMan
Tue Apr 14, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Vanguard Target Retirements-Aggressive?
Replies: 14
Views: 860

Vanguard Target Retirements-Aggressive?

Current allocation for a Vanguard 2025 is 60% equities. Vanguard 2030 is 67% equities. This seems aggressive to me by Jack Bogle standards and Im curious if there was a Vanguard explanation or reasoning? Or if someone here can help me understand their thinking? Also, have their target date funds cha...
by PoultryMan
Tue Apr 07, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Boca Rotan, FL city to work and retire !!!
Replies: 30
Views: 3141

Re: Boca Rotan, FL city to work and retire !!!

Know Boca well. Pros: Nice weather, decent economy if working, beaches, short commute to museums and arts in Miami. Can be good social life fore retirees Cons- Extreme hierarchy of wealth. A lot of transplant NY'ers (that can be good or bad I guess), Poor public schools, If you are younger get ready...
by PoultryMan
Mon Mar 30, 2020 8:45 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: CNBC: Investors Should Be Buying Individual Stocks, Not Indexes
Replies: 84
Views: 7689

Mohamed El-Arian Comments

[Merged here -- moderator oldcomputerguy] While certainly market timing, he suggests buying companies with rock solid balance sheets right now but not the indexes unless you feel strongly "its the all clear". As I try to re balance and simplify my portfolio, which is currently heavy in S+P 500, and...
by PoultryMan
Sun Mar 29, 2020 8:05 am
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: Giving thanks to our moderators
Replies: 92
Views: 5373

Re: Giving thanks to our moderators

Agreed! In fact, I’m inviting Ladygeek to my next Thanksgiving family dinner to help when fights break out!!! :D :D :D :D :D
by PoultryMan
Fri Mar 27, 2020 8:29 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Is the 2 Fund Portfolio the new "3 Fund portfolio"?
Replies: 59
Views: 4595

Is the 2 Fund Portfolio the new "3 Fund portfolio"?

I recently re read Jack Bogles thoughts on international investing and essentially, his belief due to the international component of all US stocks now, that an international portion may be unnecessary. With the recent market roller coaster, i am seeing that when a black swan occurs, there really is ...
by PoultryMan
Wed Mar 25, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: What is your AA, given your age ? and this crisis ?
Replies: 170
Views: 9362

Re: What is your AA, given your age ? and this crisis ?

Close to 52 and 55/35/10. Trying to get the courage to build up equities :confused
by PoultryMan
Mon Mar 23, 2020 12:22 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: A Call For Compassion
Replies: 58
Views: 4722

Re: A Call For Compassion

Great thread. Honestly, I feel guilty because as much as I am worried, as are many of us, and know how difficult it is to see so much savings and hard work dwindle away on what seems like a rollercoaster that only goes DOWN, I and most on this board I would guess are in much better shape than most. ...
by PoultryMan
Mon Mar 23, 2020 6:34 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Where will you be?
Replies: 10
Views: 976

Where will you be?

Where will you be when: We “flatten the curve” A vaccine is proven effective? It may get worse before it gets better, but as I try to brace this storm I have confidence both of the aforementioned WILL happen. I’m trying to remember this to confront my overall anxiety about jobs, investments and our ...
by PoultryMan
Sun Mar 22, 2020 8:00 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Where's Warren Buffett During This Crisis?
Replies: 155
Views: 20932

Re: Where's Warren Buffett During This Crisis?

Warren Buffett is 89 years old, Munger is in his mid 90’s. All the Coca Cola drinking jokes aside, they are both ultra vulnerable to this virus and are likely in isolation. Isolation with the ability to read for hours is also when his investing acumen is most keen. I would expect he is interviewed b...
by PoultryMan
Sun Mar 22, 2020 1:59 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Who do you follow for market insights ?
Replies: 49
Views: 2631

Re: Who do you follow for market insights ?

Warren Buffett, for a very simple reason. Buffett always states he has no idea where the market is going short term but to look at this as buying businesses.
by PoultryMan
Sat Mar 21, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: I won the game but kept playing
Replies: 133
Views: 11902

Re: I won the game but kept playing

Unladen_Swallow wrote:
Sat Mar 21, 2020 1:35 pm
OP,

Are you retired? If not when did you plan to retire?


I am in the same boat, but I have no regrets. I will be 80yrs old and playing, if you will.
52, was aiming for 5 years, but now figure 60 or later.
by PoultryMan
Sat Mar 21, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: I won the game but kept playing
Replies: 133
Views: 11902

Re: I won the game but kept playing

To clarify I was at 2.8m, now at 2.2m. Current AA is 55/30/15 Not sure if I sell some taxable which are heavy in s and p 500 or keep riding it down. Feel trapped with few options. Feel bad bellyaching as I know others are in far worse shape. Added stress is job loss Is likely coming and being in a n...
by PoultryMan
Sat Mar 21, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: I won the game but kept playing
Replies: 133
Views: 11902

Re: I won the game but kept playing

First off prayers and best wishes to all those physically or financially traumatized by our current crisis. Bill Bernstein’s words keep me up at night. I am beating myself up as I had a portfolio of 3m, now almost 2 M. I won the game, but kept playing due to what I can only say was greed in hindsig...
by PoultryMan
Sat Mar 21, 2020 10:26 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: I won the game but kept playing
Replies: 133
Views: 11902

I won the game but kept playing

First off prayers and best wishes to all those physically or financially traumatized by our current crisis. Bill Bernstein’s words keep me up at night. I am beating myself up as I had a portfolio of 3m, now almost 2 M. I won the game, but kept playing due to what I can only say was greed in hindsigh...
by PoultryMan
Tue Mar 17, 2020 2:43 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Coronavirus and the market
Replies: 3961
Views: 300288

Re: Coronavirus and the market

I see two issues here. First, all these lockdowns and shutdowns are a good attempt to slow down the spread of the virus, but for how long? Whether it’s two weeks or two months from now, unless you have a cure (vaccine), then the pandemic will start all over again once you lift the restrictions, ass...
by PoultryMan
Tue Mar 17, 2020 2:37 am
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: I need some (honest) reassurance of my portfolio
Replies: 31
Views: 2542

Re: I need some (honest) reassurance of my portfolio

I started investing in 2013 when I got my first real job at age 23 You're 30 years old. I'll be 62 years old next week. You are looking at this all wrong. At 30 years old, you have only a tiny fraction of your future wealth invested. If I were 30 years old again, I would be putting every dime I cou...
by PoultryMan
Tue Mar 17, 2020 2:34 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Is there a single person on here that thinks Coronavirus is going to have a material impact on [earnings]
Replies: 117
Views: 9657

Re: Is there a single person on here that thinks Coronavirus is going to have a material impact on [earnings]

on the overall amount of 2022 or 2023 corporate earnings? Outside of an industry like cruise ships, I don’t see this having a material impact long term. If so, why does the market/investors care so much? I get that we are going to have a bad quarter or two, maybe even longer, but long term I see th...
by PoultryMan
Sat Mar 14, 2020 6:26 am
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Still a fan of small value?
Replies: 97
Views: 4491

Re: Still a fan of small value?

It seems to me like it is true diversification within the us market, somewhat like real estate. The whole point is that it does NOT perform in lock step with the larger market.

I like it and am trying to increase my holding.
by PoultryMan
Thu Mar 12, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Are you still going to the gym ...
Replies: 210
Views: 12572

Re: Are you still going to the gym ...

Love the gym too, but with the amount of sweat and wiping down of machines it is concerning.
by PoultryMan
Thu Mar 12, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Before/today and next plan with what you have
Replies: 6
Views: 529

Before/today and next plan with what you have

May be a bit too personal for a public forum but as I scan this board it is hard to decipher what people are doing with their investments without knowing their spend goals as well as what they have now and allocation. I may be looking for validation, maybe consolation, maybe encouragement. Im really...
by PoultryMan
Thu Mar 12, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: It's not even "The End of The beginning"
Replies: 37
Views: 5188

It's not even "The End of The beginning"

To somewhat quote Churchill, I dont think we are even to the End of the Beginning. I dont think it is market timing to realize when half the world voluntarily closes down in business and locks down in homes, there are going to be very big repercussions. Id like to start buying but sense we could go ...
by PoultryMan
Thu Feb 13, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Financial/career and life advice requested
Replies: 34
Views: 3498

Re: Financial/career and life advice requested

Interesting post. i think MANY of us think the same things you do. I agree, take a breath. You are in decent shape. I am not one that believes a career is over after 50. the workforce is getting older as less and less people have kids, more older workers are needed. Also, don't underestimate having ...
by PoultryMan
Wed Feb 12, 2020 9:45 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: At what point is this a bubble?
Replies: 157
Views: 14251

At what point is this a bubble?

I know to stick with a plan and rebalance as needed. Having said that, when Warren buffett cant find anything to invest in, PE ratios seem high, when is it a bubble and time to take some money off the table? Maybe my unease is an irrational emotion? Im trying to make this post actionable, so I guess...
by PoultryMan
Fri Jan 24, 2020 9:58 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Warren Buffett Does Recommend The 90/10 Portfolio
Replies: 109
Views: 17488

Re: Warren Buffett Does Recommend The 90/10 Portfolio

Okay............................throw tomatoes at me BUT.....................in the YEARS since this quote, has anyone actually asked him to clarify it in all the interviews he has held? Clarify what? What he said is still clear You experiencing cognitive dissonance with what he said? Is he referri...
by PoultryMan
Fri Jan 24, 2020 9:53 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Warren Buffett Does Recommend The 90/10 Portfolio
Replies: 109
Views: 17488

Re: Warren Buffett Does Recommend The 90/10 Portfolio

Okay............................throw tomatoes at me BUT.....................in the YEARS since this quote, has anyone actually asked him to clarify it in all the interviews he has held?
by PoultryMan
Sat Jan 18, 2020 3:59 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Life advice for recent graduate
Replies: 67
Views: 5066

Re: Life advice for recent graduate

Save 20% of everything you make. Invest in tax deferred and matching options like 401k first. When you can “afford” a house, wait another 5 years and save by having a roommate When at work, always look to add new skills At work realize how you handle conflict and others will stay with you forever. ...
by PoultryMan
Sun Jan 12, 2020 7:12 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Can we retire?
Replies: 120
Views: 11360

Re: Can we retire?

PaulF wrote:
Sun Jan 12, 2020 4:14 pm
Agreed: Past the second bend point, you are pushing on a rope! :mrgreen:
I have 25 years into SS payment and want to retire in 5. I often wonder what the ss will be without those 5 years of earning, how do I figure that out?
by PoultryMan
Thu Dec 19, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Change from Regular 401K To Roth 401K question
Replies: 13
Views: 479

Re: Change from Regular 401K To Roth 401K question

We have about half our retirement savings in traditional IRA's as a result of employer change rollovers.
by PoultryMan
Thu Dec 19, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Change from Regular 401K To Roth 401K question
Replies: 13
Views: 479

Re: Change from Regular 401K To Roth 401K question

Years ago I did a backdoor Roth for about $10k. Im not sure how, if at all this limits what I can do with another? Help is appreciated.