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by Wemick
Fri Jul 05, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI
Replies: 3904
Views: 1118423

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI

I have been on a biography kick, finding free ebooks at project gutenberg. Last week I read three books on Charles Dickens. Just finished Raymond M Weaver's "Herman Melville: Mariner and Mystic." Very good for those who are fans of Melville's books. "Moby Dick" was written when he was 32 and at the ...
by Wemick
Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Wood burning stoves
Replies: 30
Views: 2043

Re: Wood burning stoves

I have a Morso. You might want to check them out. https://morsoe.com/us/
by Wemick
Sat Jun 01, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Good Modern Science Fiction
Replies: 390
Views: 58203

Re: Good Modern Science Fiction

If you like space opera, you might try John C. Wright's "Count to the Eschaton Sequence" beginning with the first volume, Count to a Million.
by Wemick
Fri May 31, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI
Replies: 3904
Views: 1118423

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI

I just finished reading Rob Mundle's Fatal Storm about the 1998 Sydney -- Hobart yacht race. For sailors this is a gripping read. James Fenimore Cooper's The Pioneers . The first of the leather stocking tales. Natty Bumpo is an old man who reveals "one yellow tusk" when he smiles. Hollywood never po...
by Wemick
Wed Apr 17, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: US Chapters
Topic: West Michigan Bogleheads Chapter - chat
Replies: 48
Views: 4767

Re: West Michigan Bogleheads Chapter - chat

I live in GR and am interested in the W MI Bogleheads Chapter.
by Wemick
Sun Apr 14, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Can TIAA Traditional be my whole "bond" allocation?
Replies: 25
Views: 3009

Re: Can TIAA Traditional be my whole "bond" allocation?

Thank you, tdubs. What do you mean by "high potential growth equity funds"? Do you mean growth as opposed to value type stocks, dividend growth funds?
by Wemick
Sun Apr 14, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Can TIAA Traditional be my whole "bond" allocation?
Replies: 25
Views: 3009

Re: Can TIAA Traditional be my whole "bond" allocation?

I am happy to run across this thread. My wife and I have nearly $200K in TIAA Traditional accounts. Would it be a good idea to go 100% index funds in our Roth and taxable accounts since we have little accumulated in the way of equities?
by Wemick
Mon Apr 01, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: GNUcash Question
Replies: 5
Views: 845

Re: GNUcash Question

Thank you all for the help! Setting up the Price Data-Base did the trick.

Wemick
by Wemick
Sun Mar 31, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: GNUcash Question
Replies: 5
Views: 845

GNUcash Question

My Quicken Program will no longer be serviceable at the beginning of April and so I am trying Gnucash. After fiddling with it for the last two days, I am finally getting the hang of the program, but I am running into some small difficulties that I cannot figure out. So I hope that if there are any G...
by Wemick
Wed Mar 13, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Mid Cap Index instead of Total Stock Market in Portfolio
Replies: 50
Views: 4032

Re: Mid Cap Index instead of Total Stock Market in Portfolio

Thank you all for the kind replies. You have given me much to think about. Some things: First, it was always my plan to re-balance and perhaps change my portfolio contents when, as, and if circumstances warrant. Secondly, I have had the opportunity to read up on different indices measuring mid-cap p...
by Wemick
Wed Mar 13, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Mid Cap Index instead of Total Stock Market in Portfolio
Replies: 50
Views: 4032

Re: Mid Cap Index instead of Total Stock Market in Portfolio

Thank you for the replies. I understand that there is less diversification and slightly increased volatility. VTSAX (total stock mf has a 1.03 beta) compared to VIMAX (Mid-Cap index's 1.10 according to data from TDAmeritrade). How that difference translates in the real world between the two I can't ...
by Wemick
Wed Mar 13, 2019 4:48 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Mid Cap Index instead of Total Stock Market in Portfolio
Replies: 50
Views: 4032

Mid Cap Index instead of Total Stock Market in Portfolio

I'm thinking about putting together a 2 fund portfolio in which the index fund is the Vanguard Mid-Cap rather than Total Stock Market. This would be partnered with Total Bond at no higher than a 65/35 ration. What would be the pros and cons of such a move? I am 59 and have fairly safe investments wr...