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by joe8d
Tue Sep 18, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Inexpensive source for greeting cards?
Replies: 27
Views: 1496

Re: Inexpensive source for greeting cards?

Dollar tree. Great cards at 50 cents / $ 1. Just bought 2 today.
by joe8d
Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Age in Bonds - Still Recommended?
Replies: 142
Views: 10257

Re: Age in Bonds - Still Recommended?

TravelforFun wrote:
Fri Sep 14, 2018 6:58 pm
I guess I'm the only one on this forum who doesn't care about AA. I keep 10 years worth of annual expenses in bonds, CDs, money market, and savings, and the rest is in stock regardless of the %.

TravelforFun
:thumbsup. That would be ( and is for me) the position to be at and in retirement.
by joe8d
Tue Sep 11, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Laid Off, Considering Multiple Options - Which Would You Recommend?
Replies: 39
Views: 5362

Re: Laid Off, Considering Multiple Options - Which Would You Recommend?

46 is not too old to find another job. That's what I would do.
by joe8d
Fri Sep 07, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Effectiveness of McAfee Anti-Virus Protection
Replies: 10
Views: 823

Re: Effectiveness of McAfee Anti-Virus Protection

I use free Microsoft Essentials.Have had no problems.
by joe8d
Wed Aug 29, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Shingrix [Vaccine availability]
Replies: 47
Views: 4201

Re: Shingrix [Vaccine availability]

mlebuf wrote:
Mon Aug 27, 2018 8:16 pm
I went to the local CVS in Scottsdale last week to get flu and pneumonia shots. Pharmacist said that Shingrix vaccine is not available and to check back early next year.
My CVS ( located in Target ) just received a shipment today.
by joe8d
Mon Aug 27, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Why doesn't Fidelity have an international bond index fund?
Replies: 12
Views: 895

Re: Why doesn't Fidelity have an international bond index fund?

mcraepat9 wrote:
Mon Aug 27, 2018 4:36 pm
Because they know that they add very little value to their customers.
:thumbsup
by joe8d
Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 3701
Views: 1058955

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

For anyone interested, Grave of the Fireflies will be showing in U.S. theaters one time each on Sunday, Monday, and Wednesday. Monday is with subtitles, the others are the English dubbed version. I've never seen this one, but if it's like other Studio Ghibli films it should look much better on a bi...
by joe8d
Sun Aug 12, 2018 11:01 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: 3 funds now, or start off with 2?
Replies: 17
Views: 1220

Re: 3 funds now, or start off with 2?

Just Total Stock Mkt. index for now.
by joe8d
Tue Aug 07, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: "Dollar Tree Store" favorites
Replies: 84
Views: 6751

Re: "Dollar Tree Store" favorites

Cards.
by joe8d
Fri Jul 27, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Toughest Purchase of my Life. Engagement Ring time
Replies: 207
Views: 9987

Re: Toughest Purchase of my Life. Engagement Ring time

Jack FFR1846 wrote:
Thu Jul 26, 2018 1:19 pm
Two Words: Cubic Zirconia

And one more: Elope
:thumbsup
by joe8d
Fri Jul 13, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Why not go 100% stocks?
Replies: 125
Views: 14339

Re: Why not go 100% stocks?

TravelforFun wrote:
Mon Jun 25, 2018 11:12 am
Sure. Go 100% stock if you:

- Don't need that money for 20-30 years
- Can still sleep well after your portfolio drops 20% in one day or 50% in one year then stay flat for a few years

I was 100% equity when I was in my 30s and 40s and came out fine.

TravelforFun
:thumbsup
by joe8d
Thu Jun 28, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best way to clean eyeglasses?
Replies: 59
Views: 4178

Re: Best way to clean eyeglasses?

JOY detergent, warm water and dry with microfiber cloth or 100% cotton.
by joe8d
Tue May 15, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Yes, I'm 89 all right! [Jack Bogle]
Replies: 126
Views: 11285

Re: Yes, I'm 89 all right! [Jack Bogle]

Happy Belated 89th Birthday Wishes Mr Bogle.
by joe8d
Mon May 14, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Lucrative careers?
Replies: 423
Views: 40022

Re: Lucrative careers?

PoppyA wrote:
Sat May 12, 2018 12:19 am
Welder
This is what the out of work Appalachian coal miners should be trained to do. They would have to relocate, but would have decent jobs
.
by joe8d
Sat May 12, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Lucrative careers?
Replies: 423
Views: 40022

Re: Lucrative careers?

2 words: Government Job (if you are lucky enough to find one; you normally need to have an insider connection because these jobs are the Holy Grail of Job Security, Quality of Work Life, and pensions/benefits and even competitive salary and definitely long-term happiness). I say it over and over to...
by joe8d
Sat May 05, 2018 10:52 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: AMC Movie Theaters -- typical OR not?
Replies: 61
Views: 4935

Re: AMC Movie Theaters -- typical OR not?

Haven't been in a theater since 1974 when you could see a matinee for a $1.
by joe8d
Wed Apr 11, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Anyone Deleting Facebook?
Replies: 338
Views: 27232

Re: Anyone Deleting Facebook?

No. I keep in touch with my Family with it.The fact that Advertisers target you is the price you pay. No big Deal
by joe8d
Sat Mar 31, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: free dinner investing seminar
Replies: 318
Views: 27861

Re: Got my Ruth's Chris seminar invitation, "Surviving Retirement"

bogglizer wrote:
Sat Mar 31, 2018 7:52 pm
The only way to survive retirement is to return to work. Any other plan results in certain death.
:thumbsup
by joe8d
Sat Mar 31, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 3701
Views: 1058955

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

"The Breadwinner". Afghanistan Animation. Very Engrossing.
by joe8d
Wed Mar 28, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 3701
Views: 1058955

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Florida Project. It was as the old Hank Williams song, " A Picture from Life's Other Side ".
by joe8d
Sat Mar 17, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Soft boxer shorts for men
Replies: 28
Views: 3109

Re: Soft boxer shorts for men

" buy Hanes at Walmart one size bigger than they say I should feels great and cheap."

Same and Same :thumbsup
by joe8d
Fri Mar 16, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: [Minimizing costs of a medical procedure (Colonoscopy)]
Replies: 87
Views: 7844

Re: Minimizing costs of a Colonoscopy

kenoryan wrote:
Mon Mar 05, 2018 11:41 pm
SlowMovingInvestor wrote:
Sat Mar 03, 2018 7:10 pm
If something is detected during a colonoscopy, and (say) a polyp has to be removed, does that convert the colonscopy from a screening to a diagnostic, and it then becomes chargeable ?

Yes.
Yes, That's what happened to me.
by joe8d
Thu Mar 15, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 3701
Views: 1058955

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

LBJ Very good.
by joe8d
Tue Mar 13, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Filed 2017 taxes electonically for FREE
Replies: 46
Views: 5393

Re: Filed 2017 taxes electonically for FREE

I used H&R Block's free version available through IRS E-file website for 2017 taxes. I was able to submit federal and state (CA) for free -- already received my direct deposit refunds! Went through the whole process and found out they did not support form 1116 (foreign tax credit) which apparently ...
by joe8d
Mon Mar 12, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Filed 2017 taxes electonically for FREE
Replies: 46
Views: 5393

Re: Filed 2017 taxes electonically for FREE

New York had a free tax file on their site 2 years ago. It's gone now, probably due to paid providers donations. That, or it was easier to allow commercial providers to develop the SW than do it themselves fully. I really wanted to use the IRS fillable forms, but NY's rule that you must efile state...
by joe8d
Thu Mar 08, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Filed 2017 taxes electonically for FREE
Replies: 46
Views: 5393

Re: Filed 2017 taxes electonically for FREE

New York had a free tax file on their site 2 years ago. It's gone now, probably due to paid providers donations.
by joe8d
Wed Feb 28, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Favorite socks?
Replies: 83
Views: 6262

Re: Favorite socks?

Gold Toe, Rayon. Get them at WalMart
by joe8d
Mon Feb 26, 2018 10:19 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Warren Buffett Dislikes Bonds
Replies: 57
Views: 7217

Re: Warren Buffett Dislikes Bonds

FBN2014 wrote:
Sun Feb 25, 2018 10:57 am
Buffett says 'terrible mistake' for long-term investors to be in bonds

[link formatted by admin LadyGeek]
:thumbsup
by joe8d
Sat Feb 10, 2018 11:09 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Retired at 50. Staying 100% in stock Index Funds. Anyone else?
Replies: 153
Views: 16269

Re: Retired at 50. Staying 100% in stock Index Funds. Anyone else?

I've been investing since 1984. Current age is 53. I have a State Government Pension that covers all of my living expenses +. I'm used to volatility and I've ridden out several nasty market corrections and recessions and it always seems like I've come out ahead compared to a mixed stock / bond port...
by joe8d
Sat Feb 10, 2018 11:09 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Retired at 50. Staying 100% in stock Index Funds. Anyone else?
Replies: 153
Views: 16269

Re: Retired at 50. Staying 100% in stock Index Funds. Anyone else?

I've been investing since 1984. Current age is 53. I have a State Government Pension that covers all of my living expenses +. I'm used to volatility and I've ridden out several nasty market corrections and recessions and it always seems like I've come out ahead compared to a mixed stock / bond port...
by joe8d
Sun Feb 04, 2018 11:42 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: I've never rebalanced - Can I do ok without it?
Replies: 35
Views: 4654

Re: I've never rebalanced - Can I do ok without it?

Never rebalanced. Done very well without it.
by joe8d
Sun Jan 28, 2018 11:27 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Career "advice" for someone without college
Replies: 39
Views: 2466

Re: Career "advice" for someone without college

PoppyA wrote:
Sun Jan 28, 2018 9:43 pm
I’ve heard there is great demand for welders.
Yeah, but who the hell wants to do that work.

Fast food store manager is not that bad in this current job environment.
by joe8d
Thu Jan 25, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Is it wise
Replies: 10
Views: 1341

Re: Is it wise

Joejoe00 wrote:
Thu Jan 25, 2018 7:32 pm
Ok was just curious...right now i have 100% into lifestrategy growth.
Stay where you are.
by joe8d
Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Vanguard Tax Forms Now Online
Replies: 39
Views: 3480

Re: Vanguard Tax Forms Now Online

flamesabers wrote:
Tue Jan 16, 2018 4:05 pm
John151 wrote:
Tue Jan 16, 2018 4:04 pm
That’s why I won’t “upgrade” unless I’m forced to.
+1.

Brokerage investors will likely have to wait another month before getting their tax statements.
+2
by joe8d
Sun Jan 14, 2018 11:03 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Are land line phones still being supported?
Replies: 60
Views: 4406

Re: Are land line phones still being supported?

Kenkat wrote:
Sun Jan 14, 2018 9:08 pm
I still have one.
Me too.
by joe8d
Wed Dec 20, 2017 7:48 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Please Post Tax Bill Questions Here [was Tax Bill Omnibus Thread]
Replies: 886
Views: 63411

Re: Tax Bill Omnibus Thread

Does anyone know if this tax plan continues the exemption for being over 65?
by joe8d
Fri Dec 15, 2017 9:52 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: 2nd million is easier!
Replies: 123
Views: 26115

Re: 2nd million is easier!

Yes,it was.
by joe8d
Wed Dec 13, 2017 8:10 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: TurboTax Prices
Replies: 186
Views: 26453

Re: TurboTax Prices

H&R Block is offering a free Fed( 1040 included ) /State online according to their Website.
by joe8d
Sat Dec 09, 2017 11:04 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Pay taxes on free food?
Replies: 30
Views: 3698

Re: Pay taxes on free food?

I have never received a 1099 from any of the pharmaceutical companies. I would guess 8-10 different companies have provided lunches for our department at about $10-$15 per lunch, and I have gone to a few dinners as well at around $80-$100 each. The gifts are only food and beverage. When I look at m...
by joe8d
Sat Dec 09, 2017 11:00 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 3701
Views: 1058955

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

joe8d wrote:
Fri Dec 01, 2017 7:41 pm
Capsu78 wrote:
Fri Dec 01, 2017 3:05 pm
"Wind River" which was suggested by an earlier poster was the best movie I have seen this year, from 2017 anyway.
Got it from the library today to watch tomorrow.Also recommend " The Glass Castle "
It was VERY good.
by joe8d
Fri Dec 01, 2017 7:45 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Price of haircut?
Replies: 194
Views: 13761

Re: Price of haircut?

$13+$2 tip.Barber owns shop.
by joe8d
Fri Dec 01, 2017 7:41 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 3701
Views: 1058955

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Capsu78 wrote:
Fri Dec 01, 2017 3:05 pm
"Wind River" which was suggested by an earlier poster was the best movie I have seen this year, from 2017 anyway.
Got it from the library today to watch tomorrow.Also recommend " The Glass Castle "
by joe8d
Sat Nov 25, 2017 10:52 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Any BLACK FRIDAY deals for Bogleheads?
Replies: 51
Views: 7974

Re: Any BLACK FRIDAY deals for Bogleheads?

The Dollar Tree was selling everything for a $1 on Black Friday.
by joe8d
Tue Nov 21, 2017 7:59 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: TaxAct and alternatives
Replies: 119
Views: 12149

Re: TaxAct and alternatives

Soaker wrote:
Mon Nov 20, 2017 9:59 pm
I got this e-mail offer on Sunday of Thanksgiving weekend last year and it worked out pretty well; we'll see if anything shows up in my mailbox this coming Sunday.

Image
Got the same. took it and worked out great. Looking for this year too.
by joe8d
Sun Nov 19, 2017 11:04 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Tax Returns - How Long Do you Keep?
Replies: 56
Views: 6109

Re: Tax Returns - How Long Do you Keep?

Three Years "Required" by IRS, That's all you have to do.
by joe8d
Fri Nov 10, 2017 9:13 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Any red flags all stocks no bonds...
Replies: 64
Views: 4695

Re: Any red flags all stocks no bonds...

For RETIREMENT account, all stocks is the way to go.
by joe8d
Tue Nov 07, 2017 8:53 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: "I took all my money out of the stock market and it feels amazing"
Replies: 69
Views: 10452

Re: "I took all my money out of the stock market and it feels amazing"

CULater wrote:
Tue Nov 07, 2017 5:06 pm
It is very hard to quit playing the game, or to believe that anybody else would do it. What are you going to do to fill all those empty days in retirement?
Right. 75 and still play the game.