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by walks a lot
Mon Jan 18, 2021 5:09 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: On Call
Replies: 4
Views: 718

On Call

Hello all. New guy here. This is my first topic post. It's a bit long, but, lots to say on a topic that came to dominate my life. If you're not interested in "on call", you might want to skip to "next topic". My first exposure to the concept of "on call" was in the 1960...
by walks a lot
Sun Jan 17, 2021 5:38 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI
Replies: 4970
Views: 1314649

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI

Night Passage by Robert Parker. I enjoyed the Jesse Stone TV movies, which starred Tom Selleck. They ran 10-15 years ago, I believe. When I found out the movies were based on books by Robert Parker, I had to check it out. Jesse is an LAPD detective, with more than his share of personal problems. He ...
by walks a lot
Sat Jan 16, 2021 8:08 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Young investors: don’t take unnecessary risk with aggressive and concentrated allocations
Replies: 205
Views: 13669

Re: Young investors: don’t damage long term returns with aggressive and concentrated allocations

I agree with Enjoy11. I'm a "case study" for this topic. Way back when I started investing, the pundits were pushing "take risks when you're young", "small cap will wallop large cap over time", "small caps are not overvalued, just look at the growth prospects"...
by walks a lot
Fri Jan 15, 2021 4:51 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI
Replies: 4970
Views: 1314649

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI

A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin. I might be the only person on earth who hasn't watched the Game of Thrones TV series. So I decided to do something about that. If a movie/series is based on a book, I like to read the book first. So it was off to the library. The book is 843 pages, plus a num...
by walks a lot
Thu Jan 14, 2021 5:50 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Case for international
Replies: 40
Views: 3000

Re: Case for international

Decades ago, when I started investing, I decided on a hefty allocation to international stocks, around 30%. My reasoning was: 1. Something like 95% of the world population is outside the US. How can I ignore 95% of the world population? 2. There are top notch companies scattered all over the world. ...
by walks a lot
Wed Jan 13, 2021 5:23 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Are plasma TV's gone forever?
Replies: 117
Views: 17428

Re: Are plasma TV's gone forever?

I have a Panasonic Plasma I bought so many years ago I forget how old it is. I love it, love it, love it. One of the best purchases I ever made. When it gives up the ghost, I figure I'll have to buy a non-plasma. I haven't had any experience with non-plasma, so I don't know if it will work out bette...
by walks a lot
Wed Jan 13, 2021 4:30 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 6387
Views: 1435297

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Ex Machina. I'm not much of a movie guy, and I'm way behind on them. This one is several years old. With many movies, I lose interest, and end up thinking "Gee, I just wasted 1.5 - 2 hours of my life. I could have been doing something else". But not with this one. I was riveted to the scre...