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by Norris
Sat Dec 16, 2017 8:54 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: What Experts Say About "Simplicity"
Replies: 19
Views: 24414

Re: What Experts Say About "Simplicity"

Credit: thefinancebuff.com - Friday mails. Solving Hard Problems With Simple Ideas by Morgan Housel at Collaborative Fund http://www.collaborativefund.com/blog/solving-hard-problems-with-simple-ideas/ A simple idea is easier to follow consistently. The consistency makes for times when the simple id...
by Norris
Mon May 29, 2017 4:55 pm
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Memorial Day
Replies: 28
Views: 3574

Re: Memorial Day

Thank you, Taylor, not only for your service, but for again reminding us of all the men and women who paid the ultimate sacrifice in all the wars our great country has been involved in. As you know, my father fought at the Battle of the Bulge, 101st Airborne "Screaming Eagle", like yourself. He also...
by Norris
Mon May 08, 2017 7:27 pm
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: HAPPY BIRTHDAY MR. BOGLE: Let's Get The Party Started One Day Early
Replies: 70
Views: 5718

Re: HAPPY BIRTHDAY MR. BOGLE: Let's Get The Party Started One Day Early

Happy Birthday, Jack. Looking forward to seeing you again!

Norris
by Norris
Sat Feb 25, 2017 10:20 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Buffett Annual Letter 2016 [Jack Bogle is a hero]
Replies: 69
Views: 7364

Re: Warren Buffet says Jack Bogle is a hero.

Jack Bogle epitomizes Honest to God goodness in a human being. He is a hero to myself and many thousands of others.

Norris
by Norris
Sun Feb 19, 2017 10:53 am
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: HAPPY 10TH BIRTHDAY BOGLEHEADS FORUM
Replies: 69
Views: 7167

Re: HAPPY 10TH BIRTHDAY BOGLEHEADS FORUM

When I count my blessings, I'm thankful for having been a part of this wonderful community! Great to hear from you, Jack! I thought you were a "little" older than 21...you must be talking intellectually...no? :happy

Norris
by Norris
Thu Feb 02, 2017 7:54 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Required Minimum Withdrawal
Replies: 8
Views: 1422

Re: Required Minimum Withdrawal

And, conversely, some 401ks allow rollovers from TIRAs..

Norris
by Norris
Fri Jan 27, 2017 9:46 pm
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: HAPPY 93RD BIRTHDAY, TAYLOR!
Replies: 199
Views: 12655

Re: HAPPY 93RD BIRTHDAY, TAYLOR!

Happy belated Birthday, Taylor! Thanks for all you've done and continue to do! God bless and keep you.

Norris
by Norris
Wed Nov 23, 2016 8:50 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Possible New Jack Bogle Books
Replies: 8
Views: 1105

Re: Possible New Jack Bogle Books

I may be short one book, not positive. The rest are signed by Jack and read at least once! It's a beautiful thing :happy Jack has authored ten books so far. Correct me if I'm wrong.

Norris
by Norris
Sun May 08, 2016 10:04 pm
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MR. BOGLE! May 8, 2016
Replies: 52
Views: 5032

Re: HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MR. BOGLE! May 8, 2016

Happy Birthday, Jack. Looking forward to seeing you once again in September!

Norris
by Norris
Wed May 04, 2016 4:13 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Vanguard Partnering with Yodlee
Replies: 153
Views: 28277

Re: Vanguard Partnering with Yodlee

I've had my TSP listed as "Other" but, like likashing, am unable to categorize. In addition, Yodlee does not recognize Treasury Direct so I no longer have it included. I haven't been impressed with Yodlee.

Norris
by Norris
Wed Mar 16, 2016 3:14 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Windows 10
Replies: 54
Views: 6813

Re: Windows 10

Thanks Mudpuppy and user5027. My "primary button" on mouse settings was right instead of left. When I restored it to left then I was able to right click and cut and paste, etc. Thanks also for the links referencing Windows 10 privacy. I made some changes including One Drive and personalized ads. Nor...
by Norris
Wed Mar 16, 2016 8:20 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Windows 10
Replies: 54
Views: 6813

Re: Windows 10

After Windows 10 downloaded on my PC, I lost the ability to right click e.g. I cannot copy and paste, etc. Has anyone had this issue and, if so, is there a known remedy?

Norris
by Norris
Mon Feb 22, 2016 6:00 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: 2016 BOGLEHEADS CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENT
Replies: 118
Views: 21545

Re: 2016 BOGLEHEADS CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENT

Performing a "Boglehead Bump" for the announcement. I'm very glad that Taylor and family can attend this year!!:)

Norris
by Norris
Thu Feb 18, 2016 10:05 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: 2016 BOGLEHEADS CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENT
Replies: 118
Views: 21545

Re: 2016 BOGLEHEADS CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENT

I sent the money in and DW and I are looking forward to our 3rd BH conference. I was hoping too that Taylor would be able to attend. I am grateful to have met Taylor, his son and daughter in law at the conference in 2013.

Norris
by Norris
Thu Feb 11, 2016 3:01 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: TLH Exchange International again ? To what ?
Replies: 28
Views: 2490

Re: TLH Exchange International again ? To what ?

I think you've got a chart topper, at least in the BH community 8-)

Norris
by Norris
Thu Feb 11, 2016 2:15 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: TLH Exchange International again ? To what ?
Replies: 28
Views: 2490

Re: TLH Exchange International again ? To what ?

I never let Vanguard stop me from doing what I would like to do and you shouldn't either. Here is the Vanguard refrain (sung to the tune of Pink Floyd's "Mother"): Hush now, baby, baby, don't you cry Vanguard's gonna make all of your nightmares come true Vanguard's gonna put all of her fears into y...
by Norris
Mon Jan 25, 2016 9:19 pm
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Happy Birthday Taylor!
Replies: 87
Views: 7234

Re: Happy Birthday Taylor!

Happy Birthday, Taylor and God Bless you!

Norris
by Norris
Wed Dec 23, 2015 11:09 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Buy Like Bogle: 7 Essential Lessons from Jack Bogle
Replies: 12
Views: 3182

Re: Buy Like Bogle: 7 Essential Lessons from Jack Bogle

Good stuff, Mel and thanks for sharing.

Norris
by Norris
Fri Nov 27, 2015 7:32 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Free Windows 10 Upgrade, Yes or No?
Replies: 533
Views: 77930

Re: Free Windows 10 Upgrade, Yes or No?

Just upgraded to Windows 10. It took around an hour. No issues so far....knock on wood.... :happy

Norris
by Norris
Sun Nov 22, 2015 8:44 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Vanguard Partnering with Yodlee
Replies: 153
Views: 28277

Re: Vanguard Partnering with Yodlee

Can't seem to add treasury direct accounts. Anyone else having the same problem or have a solution? I was able to add TSP but not Treasury Direct. Of all institutions, I would think TD would be available. I contacted my Flagship rep and he asked me to send him the login URL for TD. He also asked me...
by Norris
Sun Sep 13, 2015 5:26 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: McDonald's has good coffee: McDonalds has Senior Coffee
Replies: 92
Views: 17374

Re: McDonald's has good coffee: McDonalds has Senior Coffee

53 cents and unlimited refills. Glad to have McDonald's. They're the "big dogs" and easy to pick on and ridicule but I think most of us would miss them if they were gone. And yes, since sometime in the nineties they improved their coffee and, IMHO, it's as good as any!

Norris
by Norris
Sun Aug 23, 2015 7:54 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: TSP G Fund
Replies: 7
Views: 1005

Re: TSP G Fund

gkaplan wrote:I am a retired federal employee and just use the G Fund.
Me too! Steady income that I can see every day with no loss of principal.

Norris
by Norris
Sun Aug 09, 2015 8:53 pm
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Congrats to Laura Dogu
Replies: 67
Views: 10074

Re: Congrats to Laura Dogu

Congratulations, Laura! I recall your being very helpful early on when I was a new DH/BH. And it was a pleasure to meet you in person at past conferences.

Norris
by Norris
Mon Jun 29, 2015 9:49 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: can you recommend comfortable walking shoes?
Replies: 48
Views: 12192

Re: can you recommend comfortable walking shoes?

Been doing a lot of walking for a lot of years and have worn out a lot of walking and running shoes. New Balance wins with me too. I would add that you may want to consider running shoes even though you walk. I walk fast and prefer NB running shoes although I currently have one pair of walkers that ...
by Norris
Sat Jun 20, 2015 2:24 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: "An Interview With A Boglehead"
Replies: 18
Views: 3430

Re: "An Interview With A Boglehead"

Good stuff as per usual and I thank you, Taylor! :happy

Norris
by Norris
Sun Jun 14, 2015 9:39 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best place to purchase a summer hat
Replies: 26
Views: 3858

Re: Best place to purchase a summer hat

http://www.tilley.com/us_en/

Click on the guarantee at the bottom of the page.

Norris
by Norris
Fri May 08, 2015 10:08 am
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Happy Birthday Mr. Bogle
Replies: 40
Views: 5212

Re: Happy Birthday Mr. Bogle

Jack, I hope you have a very happy birthday! :happy

Norris
by Norris
Thu Mar 26, 2015 9:42 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Restaurant tipping
Replies: 200
Views: 25697

Re: Restaurant tipping

Honestly, these many debates on tipping never go anywhere. Some posters are self-righteous about tipping, others about not tipping. Morality aside, tipping 20% pre-tax, post-discount for decent service is now the societal norm. We should either accept it, or not eat out at restaurants requiring tab...
by Norris
Wed Mar 25, 2015 2:56 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Mom seeking financial help - what to do?
Replies: 62
Views: 6864

Re: Mom seeking financial help - what to do?

You've already said the money will not treat the problem, so my advice, like Ramsey's, is tough love. You speak of your mother's "father". Is this man married to your landlord grandmother?

Norris
by Norris
Sun Mar 22, 2015 9:10 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: How important is an international allocation?
Replies: 105
Views: 15547

Re: How important is an international allocation?

You are going to have to go a long way to find a more thoughtful response (and framework for analysis) than that provided by Nisiprius. I agree wholeheartedly! Thanks, Nisiprius, for your consistent and valuable insight! I'm also hovering at the low end (20%) of Vanguard's recommended international...
by Norris
Sun Mar 15, 2015 8:46 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: If I Knew Then What I Know Now
Replies: 83
Views: 27668

Re: If I Knew Then What I Know Now

Mlelbuf, I posted your speech verbatim on my Facebook page and it has been shared or reposted several times. Great job! Thank you for doing that. I would encourage everyone to post my remarks anywhere they can be seen by those who may benefit from the message. Better yet, post a link to this thread...
by Norris
Mon Mar 02, 2015 10:13 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Oil & Vinegar
Replies: 52
Views: 6742

Re: Oil & Vinegar

Neuman's Own Olive Oil and Vinegar. No sugar or artificial ingredients, preservatives, flavors or colors and doesn't require refrigeration. And all profits go to charity.

Norris
by Norris
Sun Feb 22, 2015 2:41 pm
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: SIGN PETITION FOR Jack Bogle's Presidential Medal of Freedom
Replies: 182
Views: 20098

Re: SIGN PETITION FOR Jack Bogle's Presidential Medal of Fre

We're about at the 1000 mark but, unfortunately, still a long way to go. Just wanted to bump this up so hopefully more will sign and who knows, things come to fruition against all odds. But either way, Jack Bogle has been and will remain my hero and I know I'm in some mighty fine company! 8-) https:...
by Norris
Sun Feb 15, 2015 9:34 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO THE BOGLEHEADS FORUM
Replies: 30
Views: 3726

Re: Happy Birthday to the Bogleheads.org Forum

Thanks, Mel. It's also amazing how fast the eight years has gone by!

Norris
by Norris
Sun Jan 25, 2015 10:25 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: What Experts Say About Various Investing Topics
Replies: 55
Views: 11717

Re: WHAT EXPERTS SAY ABOUT

shawcroft wrote:HAPPY BIRTHDAY, TAYLOR!
It was a delight to have met and spoken with you in 2013 and I hope to have the opportunity again
Best regards,
Shawcroft

Me too! Happy Birthday, Taylor!

Norris
by Norris
Sun Jan 25, 2015 12:12 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: What Experts Say About "Simplicity"
Replies: 19
Views: 24414

Re: What Experts Say About "Simplicity"

Thanks, Taylor. Always good stuff, as per usual. I especially got a kick out of Einstein's "The five ascending levels of intellect are: smart, intelligent, brilliant, genius, simple." I love it! :happy

Norris
by Norris
Thu Jan 15, 2015 6:21 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Reporter doing story on Turbo Tax Fracas
Replies: 52
Views: 9114

Re: Reporter doing story on Turbo Tax Fracas

As a flagship client, I'll pay $9.99 for Premier with complimentary state and free e-file for both. I've used TT since 2002 and file online. When I log in, I can print/download all returns since '02. I probably have received it free since obtaining flagship status but ten bucks isn't worth getting e...
by Norris
Wed Dec 17, 2014 6:01 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Very uncomfortable phone call w/Vanguard about Beneficiaries
Replies: 37
Views: 7617

Re: Very uncomfortable phone call w/Vanguard about Beneficia

I have been "upgraded" and just checked my beneficiaries. They are who their supposed to be. I have three brokerage accounts at Vanguard, one for my taxable account, one for TIRA and one for Roth. There is a separate account number for each of these three brokerage accounts but no individual fund nu...
by Norris
Sun Dec 14, 2014 11:08 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Roth conversion, re-characterization, taxes
Replies: 12
Views: 913

Re: Roth conversion, re-characterization, taxes

Good info, dlw322 and placeholder. Thanks.

Norris
by Norris
Sat Dec 13, 2014 1:23 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Roth conversion, re-characterization, taxes
Replies: 12
Views: 913

Re: Roth conversion, re-characterization, taxes

Precisely the information I was looking for! :happy Thank you, everyone.

Norris
by Norris
Sat Dec 13, 2014 12:04 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Roth conversion, re-characterization, taxes
Replies: 12
Views: 913

Roth conversion, re-characterization, taxes

Forgive me if this has been discussed but, if so, I'm not finding it. 2014 is my first year of retirement and so I'm not sure what our taxable income will be. I want to convert part of my TIRA into my Roth. I know if I convert too much (resulting in being pushed beyond the 15% tax bracket), then I c...
by Norris
Sat Nov 22, 2014 6:10 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: What percent "Boglehead" are you?
Replies: 125
Views: 13430

Re: What percent "Boglehead" are you?

Cosmo wrote:I am 50% Chech, 32.5% Boglehead, 12.5% Irish, 4% German and 1% Stupid.

Cosmo
LOL, Brother! Are ya sure your not being overly optimistic?

Norris
by Norris
Mon Oct 27, 2014 11:26 am
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: 2014 Bogleheads Conference Message from Jack Bogle
Replies: 10
Views: 3000

Re: Bogleheads Conference

Thank you so much, Jack! I am so glad and thankful to have made your acquaintance last year at Bogleheads 12 and again this year at Bogleheads 13! So much patience, common sense, wisdom and simplicity from yourself and my fellow Bogleheads, it's a beautiful thing. Thanks also to all the volunteers t...
by Norris
Sun Oct 19, 2014 9:08 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Question - Being a Trustee
Replies: 19
Views: 1866

Re: Question - Being a Trustee

Any "safer" being a 501c3 non-profit trustee?

Norris
by Norris
Sat Oct 18, 2014 7:08 pm
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Livesoft - Thank you
Replies: 44
Views: 7840

Re: Livesoft - Thank you

I thank you too, Livesoft. Because of your extensive knowledge regarding tax loss harvesting, we have paid less to the tax man for several years and will continue to pay less for several more years!

Norris