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by bobinberea
Wed Nov 06, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: US Chapters
Topic: NE Ohio (Cleveland Area) Master Thread
Replies: 191
Views: 57386

Re: NE Ohio (Cleveland Area) Master Thread

Nov 9 has been canceled--got it. And the Jan 11 meeting is on my calendar. Fingers crossed, I'll hope to be there.

Bob Fowler/BobinBerea
by bobinberea
Fri Sep 13, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: US Chapters
Topic: NE Ohio (Cleveland Area) Master Thread
Replies: 191
Views: 57386

Re: NE Ohio (Cleveland Area) Master Thread

Whoops. I need to be home tomorrow morning for a service call, and I will not be able to attend this month's meeting! Sorry about that!

BobinBerea/Bob Fowler
by bobinberea
Sun Sep 08, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: US Chapters
Topic: NE Ohio (Cleveland Area) Master Thread
Replies: 191
Views: 57386

Re: NE Ohio (Cleveland Area) Master Thread

Ken,
Our meetings are open to everyone. Just show up!
BobinBerea/Bob Fowler
by bobinberea
Thu Sep 05, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: US Chapters
Topic: NE Ohio (Cleveland Area) Master Thread
Replies: 191
Views: 57386

Re: NE Ohio (Cleveland Area) Master Thread

Fingers crossed, I hope to be there.

BobinBerea/Bob Fowler
by bobinberea
Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: US Chapters
Topic: NE Ohio (Cleveland Area) Master Thread
Replies: 191
Views: 57386

Re: NE Ohio (Cleveland Area) Master Thread

With luck, I should be there tomorrow.

Bob Fowler/BobinBerea
by bobinberea
Fri Jun 07, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: US Chapters
Topic: NE Ohio (Cleveland Area) Master Thread
Replies: 191
Views: 57386

Re: NE Ohio (Cleveland Area) Master Thread

Yep, I still have July 13 on my calendar for our next meeting.

BobinBerea/Bob Fowler
by bobinberea
Wed May 15, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: US Chapters
Topic: NE Ohio (Cleveland Area) Master Thread
Replies: 191
Views: 57386

Re: NE Ohio (Cleveland Area) Master Thread

At this point, July 13 works for me. I'm afraid I have nothing up my sleeve that I could present. However, by then my wife and I had better have firm Medicare plans made, to begin coverage on August 1. At this point, it's impossible to tell how that will turn out.

BobinBerea/Bob Fowler
by bobinberea
Wed Apr 10, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: US Chapters
Topic: NE Ohio (Cleveland Area) Master Thread
Replies: 191
Views: 57386

Re: NE Ohio (Cleveland Area) Master Thread

I hope to be there, because the topic is rich, but family obligations may prevent me from attending. I'll be there if I can.

BobinBerea/Bob Fowler
by bobinberea
Mon Feb 11, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: US Chapters
Topic: NE Ohio (Cleveland Area) Master Thread
Replies: 191
Views: 57386

Re: NE Ohio (Cleveland Area) Master Thread

We meet every two months, the second Saturday of the month, at the North Royalton Public Library (5071 Wallings Road • North Royalton, OH 44133). The next meeting will be on April 13. I'll send an email to our organizer, so you can be put on our email list.

BobinBerea/Bob Fowler
by bobinberea
Thu Feb 07, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: US Chapters
Topic: NE Ohio (Cleveland Area) Master Thread
Replies: 191
Views: 57386

Re: NE Ohio (Cleveland Area) Master Thread

Oh, yes, plenty of females. We're a fairly diverse group. Quite a few people who are retired, but at the same time there are folks in their 30s who have decades to go before retirement. Lots of different work histories present. The differences in personal perspectives on investing, saving for retire...
by bobinberea
Wed Feb 06, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: US Chapters
Topic: NE Ohio (Cleveland Area) Master Thread
Replies: 191
Views: 57386

Re: NE Ohio (Cleveland Area) Master Thread

For the first time ages, I think I can attend. See you all then.

Bob Fowler/BobinBerea
by bobinberea
Thu Jan 10, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: US Chapters
Topic: NE Ohio (Cleveland Area) Master Thread
Replies: 191
Views: 57386

Re: NE Ohio (Cleveland Area) Master Thread

Oh, yes, quite active. It meets every other month. The last meeting was in early December, so the next meeting should be in early February. There tends not to be much discussion on this online site.

BobinBerea
by bobinberea
Sat Dec 01, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: US Chapters
Topic: NE Ohio (Cleveland Area) Master Thread
Replies: 191
Views: 57386

Re: NE Ohio (Cleveland Area) Master Thread

Darn, I have another conflict! One of these months I'm going to surprise you all by showing up for once.

BobinBerea
by bobinberea
Wed Oct 10, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: US Chapters
Topic: NE Ohio (Cleveland Area) Master Thread
Replies: 191
Views: 57386

Re: NE Ohio (Cleveland Area) Master Thread

Sorry to say I will be out of town, again. Hope to see you all in December!

BobinBerea
by bobinberea
Fri Sep 21, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: US Chapters
Topic: NE Ohio (Cleveland Area) Master Thread
Replies: 191
Views: 57386

Re: NE Ohio (Cleveland Area) Master Thread

Yes, open to everyone. Meets at the North Royalton Branch of Cuyahoga County Public Library, 5071 Wallings Rd, North Royalton OH 44133. Next meeting will be Sat Oct 13, 10:00-12:00 or so. Always a very diverse gathering, from newbies to folks with many years of investing experience and savvy. Again,...
by bobinberea
Tue Sep 18, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: US Chapters
Topic: NE Ohio (Cleveland Area) Master Thread
Replies: 191
Views: 57386

Re: NE Ohio (Cleveland Area) Master Thread

Alas, I'll have to miss again. I'll be attending my 50th high school reunion. Hope to see everyone in December!

BobinBerea
by bobinberea
Fri Jun 15, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: US Chapters
Topic: NE Ohio (Cleveland Area) Master Thread
Replies: 191
Views: 57386

Re: NE Ohio (Cleveland Area) Master Thread

Looked at my notes and verified that the next meeting will be August 11. I'm afraid I'll miss, because I'll be out of town.

Bob
by bobinberea
Fri Jun 08, 2018 11:21 am
Forum: US Chapters
Topic: NE Ohio (Cleveland Area) Master Thread
Replies: 191
Views: 57386

Re: NE Ohio (Cleveland Area) Master Thread

Hope to be there.

Bob Fowler/BobinBerea
by bobinberea
Sun Apr 08, 2018 11:38 am
Forum: US Chapters
Topic: NE Ohio (Cleveland Area) Master Thread
Replies: 191
Views: 57386

Re: NE Ohio (Cleveland Area) Master Thread

Copying and pasting an email from Maid of the Mist (Karen) this morning: "This is a reminder that the next Bogleheads meeting is April 14, 2018 at 10am at the North Royalton Library. Chris Bruns will be presenting on a tax related topic. I will not be attending due to a family obligation. The next m...
by bobinberea
Fri Feb 02, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: US Chapters
Topic: NE Ohio (Cleveland Area) Master Thread
Replies: 191
Views: 57386

Re: NE Ohio (Cleveland Area) Master Thread

I've been slow to collect my thoughts for my presentation on behavioral economics/finance tomorrow, but here's one thing that's easy to share, the Bogleheads Wiki entry on behavioral economics: https://www.bogleheads.org/wiki/Behavioral_pitfalls . I think will start with this tomorrow. We could easi...
by bobinberea
Tue Jan 02, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Investing in Vanguard through TIAA-CREF
Replies: 41
Views: 5277

Re: Investing in Vanguard through TIAA-CREF

I'm reeling from having glanced at the three NYTimes articles on TIAA mentioned earlier in this thread. I was unaware of them. I'm in my 38th year of college teaching, and I have had a T-C retirement savings account almost from the beginning. I'm also a Boglehead, and I've tried to persuade faculty ...
by bobinberea
Wed Dec 20, 2017 11:16 am
Forum: US Chapters
Topic: NE Ohio (Cleveland Area) Master Thread
Replies: 191
Views: 57386

Re: NE Ohio (Cleveland Area) Master Thread

All correct. I'm up to bat on Feb 3 to talk about behavioral economics etc. Incredibly rich and fascinating topic. I'll send out some suggested websites, videos, bibliography, etc., in advance.

BobinBerea
by bobinberea
Thu Dec 07, 2017 2:04 pm
Forum: US Chapters
Topic: NE Ohio (Cleveland Area) Master Thread
Replies: 191
Views: 57386

Re: NE Ohio (Cleveland Area) Master Thread

Praying for decent weather, I hope to be there!

BobinBerea
by bobinberea
Sat Oct 14, 2017 6:22 pm
Forum: US Chapters
Topic: NE Ohio (Cleveland Area) Master Thread
Replies: 191
Views: 57386

Re: NE Ohio (Cleveland Area) Master Thread

Marilyn,

It was a pleasure to have you and your daughter join us today. The Boglehead Fellowship extends far and wide! Come back again next time you are up north!

BobinBerea
(the professor Bob sitting at the end of the room)
by bobinberea
Mon Oct 09, 2017 9:16 pm
Forum: US Chapters
Topic: NE Ohio (Cleveland Area) Master Thread
Replies: 191
Views: 57386

Re: NE Ohio (Cleveland Area) Master Thread

Hope to be there!

BobinBerea
by bobinberea
Sun Sep 24, 2017 1:44 pm
Forum: US Chapters
Topic: NE Ohio (Cleveland Area) Master Thread
Replies: 191
Views: 57386

Re: NE Ohio (Cleveland Area) Master Thread

Any chance the meeting will ever be on the east side? Or will it always be at the North Royalton library? This is a tough one. We have always met in a location that is more or less 'central.' For example, to get to North Royalton I drive about 45 minutes from Lorain County. How long do eastsiders h...
by bobinberea
Fri Sep 22, 2017 9:48 am
Forum: US Chapters
Topic: NE Ohio (Cleveland Area) Master Thread
Replies: 191
Views: 57386

Re: NE Ohio (Cleveland Area) Master Thread

Oct 14 is still my assumption. Hopefully we'll all hear from Karen soon.

BobinBerea
by bobinberea
Sat Aug 12, 2017 1:59 pm
Forum: US Chapters
Topic: NE Ohio (Cleveland Area) Master Thread
Replies: 191
Views: 57386

Re: NE Ohio (Cleveland Area) Master Thread

That question was raised at our meeting this morning (Aug 12), but Karen was absent, so we'll need to wait until she is back in town to get a definitive answer. In a recent email she announced that the October meeting will be on Oct 14.

BobinBerea
by bobinberea
Fri Aug 11, 2017 5:30 pm
Forum: US Chapters
Topic: NE Ohio (Cleveland Area) Master Thread
Replies: 191
Views: 57386

Re: NE Ohio (Cleveland Area) Master Thread

Dear NE Ohio Bogleheads, Karen and Jim are traveling, so they will not be at our meeting tomorrow (August 12). Chris Bruns was going to lead a discussion on Medicare and other retirement issues, but he has to be out of town and will not be at the meeting either. I was one of the ones interested in t...
by bobinberea
Fri Jul 21, 2017 2:30 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Rolling 403(b) into IRA?
Replies: 2
Views: 448

Re: Rolling 403(b) into IRA?

Local rules will determine your options. I'm at a university, and we use TIAA-CREF exclusively. Besides our standard "retirement annuity," we have also had forever access to an optional "supplemental retirement annuity." It was a blessing when I discovered (at age 59.5?) that while I cannot touch th...
by bobinberea
Mon Apr 03, 2017 3:40 pm
Forum: US Chapters
Topic: is next meeting in Cleveland area scheduled?
Replies: 3
Views: 1445

Re: is next meeting in Cleveland area scheduled?

Stumbled upon this thread and can confirm that the Cleveland area Bogleheads will meet this coming Saturday, 4/8, at 10 AM, at the North Royalton Library.

BobinBerea
by bobinberea
Thu Jan 12, 2017 10:45 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: 2016 Callan Periodic Table of Investment Returns
Replies: 27
Views: 5749

Re: 2016 Callan Periodic Table of Investment Returns

LibertyLover wrote:Bobinbrea,

I wasn't sure how to upload a PDF so I loaded it onto my Google drive to share.
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B8JsbZ ... p=drivesdk
Got it--thanks for your help!

BobinBerea
by bobinberea
Thu Jan 12, 2017 12:27 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: 2016 Callan Periodic Table of Investment Returns
Replies: 27
Views: 5749

Re: 2016 Callan Periodic Table of Investment Returns

Could someone simply post the pdf itself? I'm supposedly registered with Callan, but when I try to login using my existing login ID and password, it won't accept them. When I try to change my password, it claims it doesn't recognize my email, saying it is not on file. I would be happy to start from ...
by bobinberea
Wed Oct 05, 2016 2:34 pm
Forum: US Chapters
Topic: NE Ohio (Cleveland Area) Master Thread
Replies: 191
Views: 57386

Re: NE Ohio (Cleveland Area) Master Thread

Sorry to miss this time. I'll hope to see you all in another three months.

Bob Fowler
by bobinberea
Mon Aug 01, 2016 10:04 am
Forum: US Chapters
Topic: NE Ohio (Cleveland Area) Master Thread
Replies: 191
Views: 57386

Re: NE Ohio (Cleveland Area) Master Thread

My calendar says August 13, but it would be good to get confirmation of that.
by bobinberea
Fri Jun 03, 2016 9:17 am
Forum: US Chapters
Topic: NE Ohio (Cleveland Area) Master Thread
Replies: 191
Views: 57386

Re: NE Ohio (Cleveland Area) Master Thread

Fingers crossed, knock on wood, I hope to be there.
by bobinberea
Sat May 21, 2016 9:37 pm
Forum: US Chapters
Topic: NE Ohio (Cleveland Area) Master Thread
Replies: 191
Views: 57386

Re: NE Ohio (Cleveland Area) Master Thread

Hope to be there!

BobinBerea
by bobinberea
Fri Apr 08, 2016 7:53 pm
Forum: US Chapters
Topic: NE Ohio (Cleveland Area) Master Thread
Replies: 191
Views: 57386

Re: NE Ohio (Cleveland Area) Master Thread

I think tomorrow will be 4/9, otherwise I'm in total agreement on the cancellation! I hope to see everyone in June.

BobinBerea
by bobinberea
Wed Mar 23, 2016 3:23 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Filing for Spousal Social Security
Replies: 5
Views: 879

Re: Filing for Spousal Social Security

My impression is that you understand how "file and suspend" works. Also, my impression is that you have been given bad advice by Social Security employees. I have no personal experience of that, but I hear that it happens. I'm afraid you made another typo: "My spouse reaches FRA on 11/11/1950." I th...
by bobinberea
Wed Mar 23, 2016 11:38 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Filing for Spousal Social Security
Replies: 5
Views: 879

Re: Filing for Spousal Social Security

Congress changed the rules about "file and suspend" last fall, and it appears you are aware of that. But this is confusing: "I reached FRA on 10/4/2016." ?? IF you reached FRA in October **2015**, I think you can still file and suspend, if you do it before May 1 of this year. If you WILL reach FRA i...
by bobinberea
Sat Jan 30, 2016 10:44 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Question about deducting points when refinancing mortgage
Replies: 8
Views: 1351

Re: Question about deducting points when refinancing mortgage

Since I am nowhere near ready to file a tax return for 2015, I have not yet pulled the trigger on this. But when I did this research a year ago, I received persuasive guidance that in my 2015 federal return, I should be able to deduct the points that I have not yet deducted for the mortgage loans ta...
by bobinberea
Sat Jul 25, 2015 2:11 pm
Forum: US Chapters
Topic: NE Ohio (Cleveland Area) Master Thread
Replies: 191
Views: 57386

Re: NE Ohio (Cleveland Area) Master Thread

Looking forward to seeing everyone again.

BobinBerea
by bobinberea
Thu Jun 11, 2015 2:21 pm
Forum: US Chapters
Topic: NE Ohio (Cleveland Area) Master Thread
Replies: 191
Views: 57386

Re: NE Ohio (Cleveland Area) Master Thread

The easiest thing to tell you is to ask at the front desk.

I'm sorry I'll miss this time.

BobinBerea
by bobinberea
Sun May 31, 2015 3:53 pm
Forum: US Chapters
Topic: NE Ohio (Cleveland Area) Master Thread
Replies: 191
Views: 57386

Re: NE Ohio (Cleveland Area) Master Thread

We start winding down 11:30-11:45, but we often go right up to noon.

Our attendees are a diverse lot, with different backgrounds and experiences, which leads to interesting conversations!

BobinBerea
by bobinberea
Sun May 31, 2015 10:50 am
Forum: US Chapters
Topic: NE Ohio (Cleveland Area) Master Thread
Replies: 191
Views: 57386

Re: NE Ohio (Cleveland Area) Master Thread

June 13 (Saturday)
10:00 AM
North Royalton Library

Maid of the Mist is our organizer, and she'll see this sooner or later, or you could send her a private message.

I'll miss the meeting, because I'll be visiting some old school friends back home in Kansas.

BobinBerea
by bobinberea
Mon May 04, 2015 2:37 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Looking to Retire in Cleveland
Replies: 32
Views: 4472

Re: Looking to Retire in Cleveland

I've lived in the southwest Cleveland suburbs for 35 years, and here is where I will retire. My wife and I built a new "cluster home" in 2004, which got me out of lawn mowing, snow shoveling, etc. Then, when I got sick in 2006 and was no longer allowed to do that maintenance work, we discovered that...
by bobinberea
Sat Apr 25, 2015 4:40 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: TurboTax Deluxe: $25 Refund [for those forced to upgrade]
Replies: 5
Views: 1803

Re: TurboTax Deluxe: $25 Refund [for those forced to upgrad

I was one of those forced to upgrade TurboTax from Deluxe to Home and Business. I got their apology email offering a $25 refund. However, for several days after filing my returns (a few days before April 15), I went to their website to request the refund, and got a message saying that evidence of my...
by bobinberea
Tue Apr 14, 2015 1:20 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Has Anyone had a Credit Card Cancelled for not Using It
Replies: 51
Views: 15546

Re: Has Anyone had a Credit Card Cancelled for not Using It

Recently Bank of America canceled a credit card I had used for years to pay automatically my AAA membership dues every fall. I'll confess that I never used it at any other time, so I can't really blame them for canceling it.

BobinBerea
by bobinberea
Sat Apr 11, 2015 10:19 pm
Forum: US Chapters
Topic: NE Ohio (Cleveland Area) Master Thread
Replies: 191
Views: 57386

Re: NE Ohio (Cleveland Area) Master Thread

25 people were at our meeting this morning! Some people had driven a good ways to get there. Seems the word is getting out. Stimulating, far-ranging discussion. I was a little concerned that one of the professors lectured a lot, but perhaps he wasn't too obnoxious. :wink: I likely can't attend in Ju...
by bobinberea
Tue Apr 07, 2015 8:08 pm
Forum: US Chapters
Topic: NE Ohio (Cleveland Area) Master Thread
Replies: 191
Views: 57386

Re: NE Ohio (Cleveland Area) Master Thread

With luck, I'll be there. It won't be snowing, will it? :happy

BobinBerea