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by Howard Donnelly
Sat Sep 22, 2018 11:21 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: New to Investing, I feel lost
Replies: 35
Views: 988

Re: New to Investing, I feel lost

Do yourself a favor and order a copy of, "The Millionaire in You," by Michael LeBoeuf. It will give you a solid game plan for investing and reaching financial independence.
by Howard Donnelly
Tue Sep 11, 2018 9:15 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: A Boglehead explains the simplest way to manage your money
Replies: 18
Views: 5109

Re: Taylor at Marketwatch, with a nice picture

Excellent! Thank you for posting the article.
by Howard Donnelly
Tue Sep 04, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Taylor's new book is #1
Replies: 32
Views: 5863

Re: Taylor's new book is #1

Mel - Thank you for letting us know.
Taylor - Congratulations!
by Howard Donnelly
Wed Aug 01, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Fidelity Files for Four Fidelity ZERO℠ Funds (0.00% ER)
Replies: 737
Views: 70043

Fidelity one-ups Vanguard and iShares, becoming first company to offer a no-fee index fund

Hot off the press:

"Fidelity one-ups Vanguard and iShares, becoming first company to offer a no-fee index fund"
https://www.cnbc.com/2018/08/01/fidelit ... -fund.html

Thoughts?
by Howard Donnelly
Thu Jul 19, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: How do you handle the urge to DO something?
Replies: 102
Views: 7568

Re: How do you handle the urge to DO something?

Read one of Jack Bogle's books. Doing that always calms my mind.
by Howard Donnelly
Mon Jul 16, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Why own a bed?
Replies: 140
Views: 10039

Re: Why own a bed?

Give it a try. See how you like it. Let us know. (I'm serious.)
by Howard Donnelly
Thu Jul 12, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: COMING SOON: BOGLEHEADS PODCASTS
Replies: 362
Views: 17838

Re: COMING SOON: BOGLEHEADS PODCASTS

"The Tao of Bogleheads"
by Howard Donnelly
Thu Jul 12, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: COMING SOON: BOGLEHEADS PODCASTS
Replies: 362
Views: 17838

Re: COMING SOON: BOGLEHEADS PODCASTS

I don't have a clever name suggestion, but I would like to suggest a podcast interview with Michael LeBoeuf. That would be great.
by Howard Donnelly
Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Taylor's New Book: The Bogleheads' Guide to The Three-Fund Portfolio
Replies: 210
Views: 35123

Re: Taylor's New Book: The Bogleheads' Guide to The Three-Fund Portfolio

Here is a new review of Taylor's book:

"John Wiley & Sons : The Bogleheads' Guide to the Three-Fund Portfolio"
http://www.4-traders.com/news/John-Wile ... -26897824/
by Howard Donnelly
Mon Jul 09, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Book Recommendations for a new Boglehead
Replies: 8
Views: 681

Re: Book Recommendations for a new Boglehead

I highly recommend The Millionaire in You, by Michael LeBoeuf. Terrific book!
by Howard Donnelly
Mon Jul 09, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: In Pursuit of the Perfect Portfolio: John C. Bogle
Replies: 4
Views: 1073

In Pursuit of the Perfect Portfolio: John C. Bogle

Here is a great interview with Jack Bogle:

"In Pursuit of the Perfect Portfolio: John C. Bogle"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3uJbHREmUs4
by Howard Donnelly
Mon Jul 09, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Great investment books that are less well known?
Replies: 15
Views: 1391

Re: Great investment books that are less well known?

I highly recommend The Millionaire in You, by Michael LeBoeuf. Terrific book! By the way, Michael is a member of the Bogleheads Forum (mlebuf).
by Howard Donnelly
Mon Jul 09, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: "15 Things You Didn't Know About Vanguard Group"
Replies: 13
Views: 3623

Re: "15 Things You Didn't Know About Vanguard Group"

nedsaid wrote:
Sun Jul 08, 2018 9:42 am
Nice plug though for the Bogleheads, the Bogleheads conference, and the King of the Bogleheads Taylor Larimore.
+1
by Howard Donnelly
Sun Jul 08, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: favorite bogleheads posts?
Replies: 110
Views: 23430

Re: favorite bogleheads posts?

My favorite Bogleheads posters are Taylor Larimore and Michael LeBoeuf (mlebuf).
by Howard Donnelly
Thu Jun 28, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI
Replies: 3290
Views: 995165

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI

A friend recently sent me a copy of Mind to Matter: The Astonishing Science of How Your Brain Creates Material Reality, by Dawson Church. Has anyone read this book? If so, thoughts?
by Howard Donnelly
Fri Jun 22, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Happy Birthday Mel Lindauer
Replies: 22
Views: 1573

Re: Happy Birthday Mel Lindauer

Happy Birthday, Mel! I hope you have a great day. :)
by Howard Donnelly
Fri May 25, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Book for wife on investing
Replies: 26
Views: 2169

Re: Book for wife on investing

The Millionaire in You, by Michael LeBoeuf. It's a terrific book! I think it would be just right for her.
by Howard Donnelly
Tue May 08, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Happy 89th birthday to [Jack] Bogle
Replies: 44
Views: 2951

Re: Happy 89th birthday to Bogle

Happy Birthday, Mr. Bogle! I hope you have a great day. :happy
by Howard Donnelly
Wed Apr 11, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Book recommendation for Millenial
Replies: 11
Views: 1137

Re: Book recommendation for Millenial

The Millionaire in You, by Michael LeBoeuf. Terrific book!
by Howard Donnelly
Sat Feb 17, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Which book for an 18 year old who is asking about investing?
Replies: 45
Views: 3475

Re: Which book for an 18 year old who is asking about investing?

The #1 book I would recommend is The Millionaire in You, by Michael LeBoeuf. It's a terrific book. I wish I could have read it when I was 18!
by Howard Donnelly
Wed Feb 14, 2018 1:04 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Good Jack Bogle Quotes for Times Like This
Replies: 1
Views: 702

Good Jack Bogle Quotes for Times Like This

"My advice to investors is to ignore the short-term noise of the emotions reflected in our financial markets and focus on the productive long-term economics of our corporate businesses. Shakespeare could have been describing the inexplicable hourly and daily - sometimes even yearly or longer - fluct...
by Howard Donnelly
Wed Feb 14, 2018 12:54 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Derivative Danger
Replies: 4
Views: 591

Derivative Danger

Here's an interesting excerpt on derivatives from "The Tao of Charlie Munger," by David Clark: "If you intelligently trade derivatives it's like a license to steal, so you can understand why they all want to do it... but what is the big plus in having everyone gamble with everyone else? I lived in a...
by Howard Donnelly
Fri Jan 26, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Happy Birthday, Taylor!
Replies: 84
Views: 5641

Re: Happy Birthday, Taylor!

Happy Birthday, Taylor! I'm very grateful for all of your help.
by Howard Donnelly
Sun Dec 10, 2017 10:57 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: What are your big-picture ‘rules of life’ —financial or otherwise?
Replies: 123
Views: 14856

Re: What are your big-picture ‘rules of life’ —financial or otherwise?

1. Life is 20 percent doing smart things and 80 percent not doing dumb things. 2. The best lives, careers, families, retirements, etc. are planned. Good luck happens when opportunity meets preparation. 3. Whoever said that money is the root of all-evil was either a fool or a con artist. Lack of mon...
by Howard Donnelly
Tue Sep 12, 2017 5:02 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Ted Seides "Why I lost My Bet With Warren Buffett" - Bloomberg
Replies: 94
Views: 14454

"Warren Buffett wins $1M bet made with hedgie a decade ago"

[Thread merged into here, see below --admin LadyGeek] "Warren Buffett made a $1 million bet at end of 2007 with hedge fund manager Ted Seides of Protégé Partners. Buffett wagered that a low-cost S&P 500 index fund would perform better than a group of Protégé’s hedge funds. Buffett’s index investmen...
by Howard Donnelly
Sun Aug 20, 2017 8:59 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: I own no international stocks. Can you guess why?
Replies: 167
Views: 19706

Re: I own no international stocks. Can you guess why?

Perhaps you agree with Jack Bogle on the subject:

"Here's Why Jack Bogle Doesn't Like Investing In Foreign Markets"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hvgptl5-Kcc
by Howard Donnelly
Sun Aug 20, 2017 3:55 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: I own no international stocks. Can you guess why?
Replies: 167
Views: 19706

Re: I own no international stocks. Can you guess why?

Mr.BB wrote:
Sun Aug 20, 2017 2:18 pm
Because you feel your U.S. equity positions have a large enough overseas influence that you don't need to specifically own any foreign holdings?
+1
by Howard Donnelly
Fri Aug 18, 2017 8:15 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Little P**S Ants
Replies: 59
Views: 9834

Re: Little P**S Ants

When I read the title of this thread, I thought the topic was about brokers, investment advisors, annuity salesmen and various other Wall Street hacks who want to get their hands in our pockets. Never mind.
by Howard Donnelly
Wed Jul 26, 2017 11:31 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: "Warren Buffett and an Index Fund" [and praises for Jack Bogle]
Replies: 4
Views: 1269

"Warren Buffett and an Index Fund" [and praises for Jack Bogle]

Warren Buffett praises Jack Bogle in this short video:

"Warren Buffett and an Index Fund"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y4tITwhEfFE
by Howard Donnelly
Thu Jul 20, 2017 5:56 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Books not to read.
Replies: 155
Views: 16012

Re: Books not to read.

Spending time finishing unnecessary, useless books is an enormous waste our most precious resource: Time. You don't have to eat an entire apple to know that it's rotten. I found "The Millionaire Next Door" to be a very useful book capable of helping many people. It exploded the commonly portrayed m...
by Howard Donnelly
Fri Jun 23, 2017 12:12 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: [NY Times: Index fund evangelist is straying From His Gospel]
Replies: 32
Views: 4636

Burton Malkiel: An index-fund evangelist is straying from his gospel

Here is an interesting article about Burton Malkiel:

"An index-fund evangelist is straying from his gospel"
http://www.cnbc.com/2017/06/23/an-index ... ospel.html
by Howard Donnelly
Sun Apr 30, 2017 10:51 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: The Power of Habit
Replies: 15
Views: 4247

Re: The Power of Habit

emanuel_v19,

What's the most important lesson you've learned from the book so far?

Thanks,
Howard
by Howard Donnelly
Sun Apr 30, 2017 10:26 am
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Go Inside Jack's Office
Replies: 21
Views: 3526

Re: Go Inside Jack's Office

Very interesting. Thank you, stemikger.
by Howard Donnelly
Sat Apr 01, 2017 8:49 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: New Boglehead Saying Hello, Questions on Getting Started
Replies: 20
Views: 1889

Re: New Boglehead Saying Hello, Questions on Getting Started

Do yourself a favor and buy a copy of The Millionaire in You, by Michael LeBoeuf. Great book! It will answer most of your questions and give you solid investment strategies.
by Howard Donnelly
Sat Mar 11, 2017 5:53 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: "Unshakeable," by Tony Robbins
Replies: 17
Views: 5162

Re: "Unshakeable," by Tony Robbins

I've had plenty of time to read and "digest" Tony's new book. It's a good book. However, in my opinion, there are two other comparable books on the subject that are better: 1. The Bogleheads' Guide to Investing , by Taylor Larimore, Mel Lindauer, and Michael LeBoeuf. 2. The Millionaire in You , by M...
by Howard Donnelly
Sun Mar 05, 2017 1:06 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: "Unshakeable," by Tony Robbins
Replies: 17
Views: 5162

Re: "Unshakeable," by Tony Robbins

Ray Dalio is mentioned many times, but I do not remember any references to his "All Weather Portfolio."
by Howard Donnelly
Tue Feb 28, 2017 11:49 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: "Unshakeable," by Tony Robbins
Replies: 17
Views: 5162

"Unshakeable," by Tony Robbins

Tony Robbins' new book, "Unshakeable: Your Financial Freedom Playbook," went on sale today. On the front cover there is a quote by John C. Bogle: "Tony is a force of nature." Mr. Bogle also wrote the "Foreward" for the book. KInd of a surprising friendship to me. http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/unsh...
by Howard Donnelly
Wed Jan 25, 2017 11:32 am
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: HAPPY 93RD BIRTHDAY, TAYLOR!
Replies: 199
Views: 14151

Re: HAPPY 93RD BIRTHDAY, TAYLOR!

Happy Birthday, Taylor! Thank you for all of your help through the years.
by Howard Donnelly
Wed Jan 18, 2017 5:51 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: "The Undoing Project," by Michael Lewis
Replies: 19
Views: 4868

Re: "The Undoing Project," by Michael Lewis

There is a terrific chapter about behavioral economics in The Bogleheads' Guide to Investing, Second Edition. See Chapter 19, page 223. Kahneman and Tversky's work is discussed.
by Howard Donnelly
Wed Jan 18, 2017 2:26 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: "The Undoing Project," by Michael Lewis
Replies: 19
Views: 4868

"The Undoing Project," by Michael Lewis

I just finished reading "The Undoing Project," by Michael Lewis. It's very interesting. "How a Nobel Prize–winning theory of the mind altered our perception of reality. Forty years ago, Israeli psychologists Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky wrote a series of breathtakingly original studies undoing o...
by Howard Donnelly
Fri Dec 30, 2016 12:43 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: "2016 A Record Year For ETF Closures"
Replies: 11
Views: 1534

Re: "2016 A Record Year For ETF Closures"

Thank you, Taylor. Very interesting.
by Howard Donnelly
Fri Dec 09, 2016 4:48 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Vanguard Health Care Fund
Replies: 16
Views: 2869

Re: Vanguard Health Care Fund

Thanks to all of you for your thoughts and comments. This has helped me think the issue through.
by Howard Donnelly
Wed Dec 07, 2016 10:52 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Vanguard Health Care Fund
Replies: 16
Views: 2869

Vanguard Health Care Fund

Why do you suppose the Vanguard Health Care Fund is down over 10% right now, when the DJIA and S&P 500 are at all-time highs?