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by SoAnyway
Thu Mar 05, 2020 12:56 am
Forum: Non-US Chapters
Topic: Sad News - Paul Globerson has passed
Replies: 26
Views: 4768

Re: Sad News - Paul Globerson has passed

Mel, what a lovely tribute! I wish I'd known Paul; he clearly was a man who shared Mr. Bogle's values and more importantly, LIVED true to them. My sincere condolences to all who had the privilege of knowing him. As is so often the case, Mr. Larimore said it best (my emphasis added): Bogleheads: Paul...
by SoAnyway
Tue Jan 21, 2020 12:31 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Life advice for recent graduate
Replies: 67
Views: 5029

Re: Life advice for recent graduate

To all those who advised careful thought and caution re. whom OP might one day choose to marry, it's excellent advice assuming OP is single, and more to the point of this reply, IF he/she chooses to marry at all. SoAnyway.... OP, if you decide you want to be married (whether before or after you've f...
by SoAnyway
Sat Jan 18, 2020 4:05 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: How high is health insurance going to go?
Replies: 79
Views: 6360

Re: How high is health insurance going to go?

We are 31 and pay $1800 for the three of us!!! I think health insurance is going to be the real wildcard in our plan.... You're not alone. In the current environment, health care is the wild card in the plan for everyone who lived frugally, invested in a disciplined manner, and thinks they have may...
by SoAnyway
Sat Jan 18, 2020 2:51 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Life advice for recent graduate
Replies: 67
Views: 5029

Re: Life advice for recent graduate

Hello all! I am: - Recently Graduated - Relocating and starting a new job in early February I am just looking for any life advice in general. Personal finance related or not - it doesn't matter. I studied finance in school so I have a pretty good understanding of the need to save early and often to...
by SoAnyway
Fri Nov 29, 2019 2:48 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Kitchen knife set. Good quality - Recommendations
Replies: 87
Views: 13532

Re: Kitchen knife set. Good quality - Recommendations

TLDR - Apologies if it's already been stated. OP, the best advice on buying knife sets comes from Anthony Bourdain of "Kitchen Confidential" fame, a brilliant and accomplished NYC chef who never held back in calling BS on various aspects of the restaurant/cooking/foodie worlds. (RIP, Tony.) To wit: ...
by SoAnyway
Thu Oct 03, 2019 5:08 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: high toilet
Replies: 33
Views: 3585

Re: high toilet

OP, if moving from the seated position to the standing position is the "age-related" issue you're seeking to address by raising the seat, I defer to others on their recommendations. Just be aware that raising the toilet per such recommendations might cause other "side effects" regarding, uh, "regula...
by SoAnyway
Thu Oct 03, 2019 3:32 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Non stick pan preference?
Replies: 46
Views: 3890

Re: Non stick pan preference?

This thread might be of interest, OP.
by SoAnyway
Tue Oct 01, 2019 11:24 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: "Different" things to do in Tokyo
Replies: 20
Views: 2137

Re: "Different" things to do in Tokyo

I certainly like walking around Tsukiji—especially that first morning when jetlag has you up at 4am anyways—but the sushi breakfast is overrated there. It's not *bad* but on busy days the line can get LONG and it's just not worth the wait. There are a number of non-sushi shops at Tsukiji, go for th...
by SoAnyway
Tue Oct 01, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: "Different" things to do in Tokyo
Replies: 20
Views: 2137

Re: "Different" things to do in Tokyo

Don’t know how “different,” but we’d walk to the pier at dawn. They’d pull fish out of the ocean and immediately make sushi—best breakfast ever. OP, have you been to the Tsukiji market at dawn and a nearby place for breakfast? Per the above, doing so might not really be (air quotes) "off the beaten...
by SoAnyway
Tue Oct 01, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: "Different" things to do in Tokyo
Replies: 20
Views: 2137

Re: "Different" things to do in Tokyo

I have a four day trip to Tokyo planned for this fall. I've been there before and done all the usual touristy things. I'm looking for suggestions for off-the-beaten-path kind of things to do and see in Tokyo. You know- the things that are not in top 20 lists. Perhaps a day trip from Tokyo? (I've al...
by SoAnyway
Mon Sep 30, 2019 4:29 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Pension - Rollover to 401K or Keep it ?
Replies: 10
Views: 905

Re: Pension - Rollover to 401K or Keep it ?

confusedinvestor wrote:
Sun Sep 29, 2019 2:12 pm
What would you do you, given my situation ?
I already started the rollover, Option A but now I'm re-thinking this and need your help and thoughts. thanks!
This is a no-brainer, OP: I'd take option A, for sure - for all the reasons you did so originally and that others upthread have suggested.
by SoAnyway
Mon Sep 30, 2019 4:03 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: "Different" things to do in Tokyo
Replies: 20
Views: 2137

Re: "Different" things to do in Tokyo

I have a four day trip to Tokyo planned for this fall. I've been there before and done all the usual touristy things. I'm looking for suggestions for off-the-beaten-path kind of things to do and see in Tokyo. You know- the things that are not in top 20 lists. Perhaps a day trip from Tokyo? (I've al...
by SoAnyway
Mon Sep 30, 2019 3:17 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Mid-Century Sofa - Quality of Online Brands / Midrange Chains
Replies: 36
Views: 4940

Re: Mid-Century Sofa - Quality of Online Brands / Midrange Chains

West Elm is Ikea quality at significantly higher prices. For a nice balance between quality, design, and value, try Room & Board. I've had a few pieces from Crate and Barrel and liked them, but can't speak to that sofa in particular. I will say that the Room and Board furniture I have is better qua...
by SoAnyway
Mon Sep 30, 2019 2:46 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Mouse in the house
Replies: 46
Views: 4856

Re: Mouse in the house

Caught him with a glue trap but we will be fortunate if there are not more. Assuming we do have more what are some non-toxic ways to get rid of them? Assuming no one in your home is allergic (whether literally or figuratively), get an indoor cat. You'll be amazed.... Years ago as a city-dweller, I ...
by SoAnyway
Thu Aug 15, 2019 4:14 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Anyone been to a Kevin O'Leary event???
Replies: 22
Views: 3700

Re: Anyone been to a Kevin O'Leary event???

Seriously? I would never go to one of his events, nor would I attend J. Cramer, R. Kiyosaki, nor D. Ramsey. +1. OP, without disclosing too much I worked very closely with KO long before he was famous. Stay away. I've no experience with the others in the above quote from sshullo, but I see where ss ...
by SoAnyway
Thu Aug 15, 2019 3:42 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: which stud finder?
Replies: 52
Views: 3575

Re: which stud finder?

My wife asked me out for our first date, so I would say she did a pretty good job. Costs a lot more than $50 though! Now that the obligatory stud finder joke is out of the way, rare earth neodymium magnets have done me well here, and they have other uses. For those who find more studs than me, a st...
by SoAnyway
Thu Aug 15, 2019 3:07 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: 1) What age did you have your teen get a driver's license?
Replies: 48
Views: 2260

Re: 1) What age did you have your teen get a driver's license?

So I feel: Just get only the Driver's PERMIT for at least a couple years forgoing getting the actual driver's LICENSE. Saves the $3,000 extra cost per year, allows teen to get significant driving experience (supervised), allows teen to help drive on longer family road trips, allows teen to realize ...
by SoAnyway
Thu Aug 15, 2019 2:20 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Do burglars steal and use paperwork?
Replies: 39
Views: 5060

Re: Do burglars steal and use paperwork?

OP, you've gotten great advice in this thread. I agree with others that *most* burglars in this day and age of surveillance everywhere aren't the "sharpest tools in the shed". Nor are they sophisticated appraisers of their target's possessions. Nor are they "'long-term' thinkers" by any stretch, of ...
by SoAnyway
Thu Aug 15, 2019 1:19 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Breakfast Menu After Retirement
Replies: 73
Views: 10805

Re: Breakfast Menu After Retirement

I am on the 1 year countdown to retirement and had a fun wondering. For the last 25 + years Mon-Fri before heading to work, I eat oatmeal with NF yogurt, chopped almonds and a banana. On weekends and vacations, I splurge and never eat oatmeal. For those retired creatures of habit, did your breakfas...
by SoAnyway
Sun Jul 28, 2019 1:03 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Simplicity
Replies: 85
Views: 12918

Re: Simplicity ["The Minimalists” Movie on Netflix]

Bogleheads - We often talk of simplicity in our financial lives. Our mentor Jack Bogle has said it is the key to financial success. What does that mean exactly to you as an individual? How have the lessons of simplicity improved your individual lives from both a financial and non financial perspect...
by SoAnyway
Fri Jul 26, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Thank you notes,,, out of favor these days?
Replies: 107
Views: 6734

Re: Thank you notes,,, out of favor these days?

Seems very parent-dependent to me. Agreed and just a suggestion to the parents of young children reading this thread. If when your children are young, you encourage (require) them to make simple thank you notes for gifts they receive, you'll be gifting them a lifelong social skill. +1000 It starts ...
by SoAnyway
Fri Jul 26, 2019 7:19 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Thank you notes,,, out of favor these days?
Replies: 107
Views: 6734

Re: Thank you notes,,, out of favor these days?

My wife and I literally worked on thank you notes while we waited in the airport to and from our honeymoon. It's not out of favor, and young people still have manners. Good to know. I used to receive regular (and very cute and awkwardly-written) thank you notes from nieces/nephews when they were in...
by SoAnyway
Fri Jul 26, 2019 7:06 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Does your bank charge fees for personal ACH transfers to other banks?
Replies: 32
Views: 1974

Re: Does your bank charge fees for personal ACH transfers to other banks?

My bank just notified me this morning that they will start charging a $3 fee for personal ACH transfers to other banks. Is this normal? TLDR. OP, the way that the laws/regs governing financial institutions work - which I happen to know a *bit* about from my past career (but see my signature) - the ...
by SoAnyway
Fri Jul 26, 2019 6:27 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Frontier or Spirit Airlines
Replies: 63
Views: 9534

Re: Frontier or Spirit Airlines

Thanks for confirming my suspicions. Some people seem to like them, but when it goes wrong it gets really bad. Guess I will continue avoiding them. Thanks for posting, OP. I'm in the process of relocating to a city where the only airlines with daily direct flights between my new home and a city I'l...
by SoAnyway
Fri Jul 26, 2019 4:53 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Visit Taipei, Taiwan or tour smaller towns in Japan?
Replies: 33
Views: 2884

Re: Visit Taipei, Taiwan or tour smaller towns in Japan?

I have an odd trip planned for the fall. My spouse and I will be flying into Tokyo and flying home from Hong Kong. I got a great deal on the tickets, so I grabbed them on an impulse. The problem is that we have already toured Hong Kong as well as Tokyo and Kyoto, Japan. I'm trying to figure out how...
by SoAnyway
Fri Jul 26, 2019 1:31 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 5456
Views: 1350993

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

yesterday which i thot was worth the investment in time and money seeing it at the theater. yesterday is the story of an unsuccessful musician who wakes up after a 12 second global power outage -- and is the only person in the world who has ever heard of the beatles. Thanks, MM! I'm really looking ...
by SoAnyway
Fri Jul 26, 2019 12:47 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 5456
Views: 1350993

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

WHOA! SPOILER ALERT! :twisted: Never heard of that one.What's it about? Duuuudddeee....Where ya been? :confused It's a Marvel (2019) animated action-docu-comeddrama. Think: Mashup of "Avengers" meets "Big Bang Theory" meets "Jack Bogle" meets "normal people like us". That last one's to be taken at ...
by SoAnyway
Thu Jul 18, 2019 12:18 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Can I afford this 2.3 million dollar home?
Replies: 273
Views: 29509

Re: Can I afford this 2.3 million dollar home?

It’s very difficult for most people to put themselves in someone else’s (who has much more) financial shoes. Just human nature. Imo, a few years ago, people either made the effort (from which I benefitted) or stayed out of the thread. I don’t know why it has changed, but I have restricted the exten...
by SoAnyway
Tue Jul 09, 2019 12:20 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 5456
Views: 1350993

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Gifted. I'd give it a 7 out of 10. It is a couple years old. It stars Chris Evans and is about an Uncle raising a math prodigy and an ensuing custody fight with his mother. With no disrespect intended Michaeljc70, I'd have given it 11 out of 10. " This is Spinal Tap " , anyone, hahaha? SoAnyway, I ...
by SoAnyway
Mon Jul 08, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 5456
Views: 1350993

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Delete Never heard of that one.What's it about? Duuuudddeee....Where ya been? :confused It's a Marvel (2019) animated action-docu-comeddrama. Think: Mashup of "Avengers" meets "Big Bang Theory" meets "Jack Bogle" meets "normal people like us". That last one's to be taken at face value, btw - not a ...
by SoAnyway
Sun Jul 07, 2019 12:40 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 5456
Views: 1350993

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

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by SoAnyway
Sun Jul 07, 2019 12:27 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 5456
Views: 1350993

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Life is Beautiful (Italy 1997, La vita è bella (original title)) Written, directed, and starring Roberto Benigni. Nicoletta Braschi. My first viewing since 1998, a great, great film. I had to fight the tears. Won the Academy Award for Best Actor and the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film,...
by SoAnyway
Sat Jul 06, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 5456
Views: 1350993

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

yesterday which i thot was worth the investment in time and money seeing it at the theater. yesterday is the story of an unsuccessful musician who wakes up after a 12 second global power outage -- and is the only person in the world who has ever heard of the beatles. Thanks, MM! I'm really looking ...
by SoAnyway
Thu Jul 04, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Employers asking salaries
Replies: 47
Views: 6793

Re: Employers asking salaries

This is a VERY hot topic in employment law in municipalities/states across the country, OP, and the rules are changing rapidly. To OP and anyone else lurking/reading: Stay up-to-date on your rights and the rules/regs in whatever geography you're looking re. salary history questions. Even where the q...
by SoAnyway
Wed Jul 03, 2019 1:25 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 5456
Views: 1350993

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

SoAnyway, Thanks for the heads up on "Blinded by the Light". Having been an early fan of Bruce as well as someone who liked "Bend it like Beckham" it will definitely go on my list. How early a fan? $4 a ticket to see him play 3.5 hours for 1800 people in a small state college basketball arena 3 wee...
by SoAnyway
Mon Jul 01, 2019 10:52 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 5456
Views: 1350993

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

yesterday which i thot was worth the investment in time and money seeing it at the theater. yesterday is the story of an unsuccessful musician who wakes up after a 12 second global power outage -- and is the only person in the world who has ever heard of the beatles. Thanks, MM! I'm really looking ...
by SoAnyway
Mon Jul 01, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What do you do if you get in an accident?
Replies: 26
Views: 2288

Re: What do you do if you get in an accident?

Pictures, pictures, pictures. Good advice but I'd tweak the wording: DOCUMENTED evidence, evidence, evidence. The law is not about "truth"; it's about what you can PROVE - in the way that insurance company regs/policies/procedures, and legal regs/laws dictate. DOCUMENTED real-time evidence is bette...
by SoAnyway
Mon Jul 01, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Frontier or Spirit Airlines
Replies: 63
Views: 9534

Re: Frontier or Spirit Airlines

I have never flown one of these bargain airlines, but I will in a couple of weeks. I couldn't pass up an $84 (round trip) non-stop Savannah to Providence on Allegiant. No luggage, no overhead bin, no seat assignment provided. Fortunately I can carry all I need in a small bag that I can hold or put ...
by SoAnyway
Mon Jul 01, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Where to sit at Wrigley?
Replies: 18
Views: 1631

Re: Where to sit at Wrigley?

OP here. We had a really great trip to Chicago, and a really great time at Wrigley. Due to ticket availability (and price), we ended up sitting in section 412 (3rd base side), 9 rows back - no obstructions of any kind and a fantastic view of the field. We were just under the roof overhang, which pa...
by SoAnyway
Mon Jul 01, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Frontier or Spirit Airlines
Replies: 63
Views: 9534

Re: Frontier or Spirit Airlines

Thanks for confirming my suspicions. Some people seem to like them, but when it goes wrong it gets really bad. Guess I will continue avoiding them. Thanks for posting, OP. I'm in the process of relocating to a city where the only airlines with daily direct flights between my new home and a city I'l...
by SoAnyway
Mon Jul 01, 2019 2:10 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Do you share your net worth with family members?
Replies: 252
Views: 23501

Re: Do you share your net worth with family members?

SevenBridgesRoad wrote:
Mon Jul 01, 2019 1:48 am
Deja Vu
EXACTLY, SBR!!!
And more to the point, how appropriate is THAT song/album title as we observe the young'uns?? ; )
by SoAnyway
Mon Jul 01, 2019 1:31 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Do you share your net worth with family members?
Replies: 252
Views: 23501

Re: Do you share your net worth with family members?

Sidebar: Bless you, Seven Bridges Road. We crossed paths a while back on this forum. Still love that tune.... Carry on, OP.... ; ) Carry on... CSNY To sing the blues you've got to live the dues And carry on Well-played, SBR. :sharebeer If memory serves - which it often doesn't at my, uh, "vintage",...
by SoAnyway
Mon Jul 01, 2019 12:35 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Do you share your net worth with family members?
Replies: 252
Views: 23501

Re: Do you share your net worth with family members?

OP. I'll answer the question with a question. Why on earth would you even consider sharing your net worth with family members? What good could ever come from it?? I just can't understand why the question would even come up. I've seen such moves mentioned here from time to time and it always seems t...
by SoAnyway
Mon Jul 01, 2019 12:02 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Do you share your net worth with family members?
Replies: 252
Views: 23501

Re: Do you share your net worth with family members?

Would you share your net worth with family members? Mainly I'm wondering about sharing personal milestones such as one's portfolio reaching one million (as an example) with your parents and siblings. How about if they ask? Would you tell them? Just looking for people's thoughts on this. Why? What g...
by SoAnyway
Sun Jun 30, 2019 11:48 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Do you share your net worth with family members?
Replies: 252
Views: 23501

Re: Do you share your net worth with family members?

mediahound wrote:
Sun Jun 30, 2019 11:41 pm
SoAnyway wrote:
Sun Jun 30, 2019 11:38 pm
Exactly. Whatever your NW is today, OP, was he saying the same when equivalent to yours? :confused
Knowing Warren Buffett, he was probably talking about his net worth the day he was born.
Really? You actually know Warren Buffett personally, OP??? :o
by SoAnyway
Sun Jun 30, 2019 11:38 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Do you share your net worth with family members?
Replies: 252
Views: 23501

Re: Do you share your net worth with family members?

Would you share your net worth with family members? Mainly I'm wondering about sharing personal milestones such as one's portfolio reaching one million (as an example) with your parents and siblings. How about if they ask? Would you tell them? Just looking for people's thoughts on this. Never, OP. ...
by SoAnyway
Sun Jun 30, 2019 11:30 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Do you share your net worth with family members?
Replies: 252
Views: 23501

Re: Do you share your net worth with family members?

Would you share your net worth with family members? Mainly I'm wondering about sharing personal milestones such as one's portfolio reaching one million (as an example) with your parents and siblings. How about if they ask? Would you tell them? Just looking for people's thoughts on this. Never, OP. ...
by SoAnyway
Tue Jun 18, 2019 1:25 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 5456
Views: 1350993

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

If you haven't been to a movie in a few years, you should go. The digital projectors are incredibly sharp, film making has improved unbelievably, the sound is great, where we went they have lounge chairs that are far apart from others. You have reserved seats, so show up when you want, and it wasn'...
by SoAnyway
Tue Jun 18, 2019 1:01 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 5456
Views: 1350993

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

We were in a small town with limited movie options. We were going to see Booksmart but after watching the trailer, decided against it. Instead, we watched A Dog's Journey which was excellent and was well worth the price of admission and tolerating a less than ideal Dolby system. It is highly recomm...