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by Robinson871
Fri Mar 09, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Inflation Protected Bond Fund??
Replies: 3
Views: 403

Re: Inflation Protected Bond Fund??

There are a couple of ways of doing this. TIPS or short term bond funds. Maybe I-bonds. The problem here is that risk is linked with return. TIPS are one of the safest investments out there and thus has one of the lowest rates of rerun. Some other notes. Everybody knows that the Fed is going to rai...
by Robinson871
Fri Mar 09, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Inflation Protected Bond Fund??
Replies: 3
Views: 403

Inflation Protected Bond Fund??

Ok I am pretty new to this and just getting everything set up for myself. In general what do we all think of Inflation Protected Bond Funds? It would seem to me that having some of my overall bond allocation in this for at least the next few years would make sense. Thoughts overall on this approach?
by Robinson871
Thu Mar 08, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Buying a house before selling a house
Replies: 29
Views: 2580

Re: Buying a house before selling a house

My husband and I are thinking about either buying a different house in the same general area we live in now. One of my questions is how to finance a new house purchase. Most of our net worth is tied up in retirement accounts. We do have about $150K in taxable savings though. Our current house was p...
by Robinson871
Thu Mar 08, 2018 9:22 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Brand New Boglehead-er with a crazy idea
Replies: 20
Views: 3509

Re: Brand New Boglehead-er with a crazy idea

Most Realtors and Loan Officers make a lot of money... At the risk of derailing the conversation, is this in fact true? I've read, and heard from friends in the business, that real estate is a very feast-or-famine profession. Do "most" real estate agents and loan officers actually do well financial...
by Robinson871
Wed Mar 07, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Brand New Boglehead-er with a crazy idea
Replies: 20
Views: 3509

Re: Brand New Boglehead-er with a crazy idea

Most Realtors and Loan Officers make a lot of money... At the risk of derailing the conversation, is this in fact true? I've read, and heard from friends in the business, that real estate is a very feast-or-famine profession. Do "most" real estate agents and loan officers actually do well financial...
by Robinson871
Tue Mar 06, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Brand New Boglehead-er with a crazy idea
Replies: 20
Views: 3509

Re: Brand New Boglehead-er with a crazy idea

Most Realtors and Loan Officers make a lot of money but because they are 1099 (LO's are W2) they don't have a systematized way of saving. I don't think I understand their dilemma. What does being on a 1099 have to do with it? Are you just saying that because they don't have access to an employer-sp...
by Robinson871
Tue Mar 06, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Brand New Boglehead-er with a crazy idea
Replies: 20
Views: 3509

Re: Brand New Boglehead-er with a crazy idea

This might sound cold but why do you care? but because they are 1099 (LO's are W2) they don't have a systematized way of saving. I don't see the cause and effect here. Well... I care because I care about them. I am one of them. I started saving later than I could/should have and I think for a lot o...
by Robinson871
Tue Mar 06, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Brand New Boglehead-er with a crazy idea
Replies: 20
Views: 3509

Re: Brand New Boglehead-er with a crazy idea

I guess I was hoping there was an easier first step into the process. Some people do need some hand holding at first. But I do get the point that this is what this site is all about.
by Robinson871
Tue Mar 06, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Brand New Boglehead-er with a crazy idea
Replies: 20
Views: 3509

Brand New Boglehead-er with a crazy idea

I am looking for something kind of odd/interesting/different. I have read a lot of the books this site has recommend and implemented some of the strategies for myself but it has stimulated a passion for me: To find a way to help people in my company and industry (real estate) to do the same thing. M...
by Robinson871
Mon Mar 05, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: San Jose, CA Area Bogleheads Chapter
Replies: 99
Views: 32658

Re: San Jose, CA Area Bogleheads Chapter

following for future updates.

While I do love San Jose does anyone know of an east bay chapter?

Thanks!!