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by Matigas
Mon Mar 13, 2017 5:49 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: What makes an individual an Expert?
Replies: 62
Views: 3881

Re: What makes an individual an Expert?

An expert is someone who can tell you tomorrow, the reason why what they predicted yesterday, did not happen today.
by Matigas
Wed Jun 08, 2016 3:00 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Bulk handgun ammo 9x18 mm
Replies: 23
Views: 2861

Re: Bulk handgun ammo 9x18 mm

No hidden agenda implied in this comment, but what would you do with 1,000 rounds? Do you target shoot, hunt, feel more secure with significant amounts of ammo, or is it something else? I own several guns and have done quite a bit of target shooting in the past but have never had 1,000 round of any...
by Matigas
Tue Jun 07, 2016 7:50 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: leadership buzzwords
Replies: 14
Views: 1153

Re: leadership buzzwords

Cheese wrote:Try your best to not use buzzwords. I immediately classify someone using buzzwords as out of touch and trying too hard.

Actions speak louder than words!


True. Cliche's are much more important than buzzwords.
by Matigas
Tue Jun 07, 2016 7:29 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: leadership buzzwords
Replies: 14
Views: 1153

Re: leadership buzzwords

To enhance my career, and in career advancement, I am now invited to alot of meetings amongst senior leaders in our 6 Billion dollar organization. I have seen over the last year that there is a lot of "leadershuip lingo" Here is a short list of words, which are often used amongst leaders ...
by Matigas
Mon Jun 06, 2016 3:17 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Bulk handgun ammo 9x18 mm
Replies: 23
Views: 2861

Re: Bulk handgun ammo 9x18 mm

Any fans of Makarov in 9x18 here? Buds Gun Shop currently has a 1,000 rd lot of Wolf 95 grain FMJ to feed your pistol. $258.00 and free shipping, I have used, and recommend them. Currently have a Bulgarian Mak, and a Polish P 83, both great little guns. You should get a CZ-82 to complete the trifec...
by Matigas
Sun Jun 05, 2016 7:36 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Bulk handgun ammo 9x18 mm
Replies: 23
Views: 2861

Re: Bulk handgun ammo 9x18 mm

They are great little guns. I had one for years and years and sold it 3 or 4 yrs ago. Kinda wish I still had it. As nice as the polymer pistols are these days, the all steel mak had a nice feel to it. I agree, the Bulgarian Mak was unissued, packed in cosmaline, came with two mags and holster for $...
by Matigas
Sun Jun 05, 2016 7:28 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Bulk handgun ammo 9x18 mm
Replies: 23
Views: 2861

Re: Bulk handgun ammo 9x18 mm

I've never owned anything in that caliber, but good to know. If you aren't already a customer of freedom munitions, you should give them a look too. They'll often offer free or flat rate shipping on any amount of ammo. I haven't had a problem with their remanufactured or new ammo yet. I've only ord...
by Matigas
Sun Jun 05, 2016 4:22 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Bulk handgun ammo 9x18 mm
Replies: 23
Views: 2861

Bulk handgun ammo 9x18 mm

Any fans of Makarov in 9x18 here? Buds Gun Shop currently has a 1,000 rd lot of Wolf 95 grain FMJ to feed your pistol. $258.00 and free shipping, I have used, and recommend them. Currently have a Bulgarian Mak, and a Polish P 83, both great little guns.
by Matigas
Thu Apr 28, 2016 8:03 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Physician Specialists Looking for career advice
Replies: 42
Views: 5892

Re: Physician Specialists Looking for career advice

Join the Air Force. You can count on a sign on bonus, and loan repayments.
by Matigas
Wed Dec 30, 2015 6:19 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Which other 'must-read' websites and blogs do YOU read?
Replies: 42
Views: 7379

Re: Which other 'must-read' websites and blogs do YOU read?

Please include the name of your first pet, the street you grew up on, and your favorite teacher. :oops:
by Matigas
Thu Dec 03, 2015 9:07 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: why do investors keep buying actively managed funds?
Replies: 106
Views: 10425

Re: why do investors keep buying actively managed funds?

Matigas wrote:
larryswedroe wrote:http://www.cbsnews.com/news/why-do-investors-keep-buying-actively-managed-funds/

One of the great puzzles in finance (:-))
Piece covers two papers on the subject
Best wishes
Larry


The same reason people buy books, marketing. Next question please.



:moneybag
by Matigas
Sat Jun 13, 2015 6:25 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How to securely dispose old computer?
Replies: 43
Views: 6054

Re: How to securely dispose old computer?

For denial procedures, we used bleach.
by Matigas
Sat Apr 18, 2015 8:12 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Baby boomers bad for stock market?
Replies: 27
Views: 3504

Re: Baby boomers bad for stock market?

[off topic comment deleted by admin alex]
by Matigas
Fri Feb 27, 2015 8:35 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Guns for hunting/defense
Replies: 159
Views: 18567

Re: Guns for hunting/defense

And VERY importantly here are the 4 rules of gun safety: EVERY GUN IS ALWAYS LOADED! NEVER POINT A GUN AT ANYTHING YOU DO NOT WISH TO DESTROY. ALWAYS KNOW YOUR TARGET. ALWAYS KNOW WHAT IS BEYOND YOUR TARGET. Several years ago, automatically following the above rules drilled into my head since I was...
by Matigas
Fri Feb 27, 2015 6:03 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: International increase in Target Retirement & LifeStrategy
Replies: 235
Views: 33610

Re: International increase in Target Retirement & LifeStrate

For the LifeStrategy Funds, it is just like having the Asset Allocation fund added back in.

Active management using low cost index funds...maybe a small value tilt is coming next.

DFA on the cheap!
by Matigas
Thu Feb 26, 2015 7:36 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Subaru and Consumer Reports ratings
Replies: 100
Views: 15465

Re: Subaru and Consumer Reports ratings

There is no cost to repair for anyone with a 2013 that is still under warranty. I'm not sure how you know that "tens of thousands" of vehicles are affected - maybe that's the case, but I haven't seen anything documenting the numbers. Some vehicles from 2013 are having excessive oil consum...
by Matigas
Wed Feb 25, 2015 7:30 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Cell phones at high end restaurants. Should be a rule.
Replies: 10
Views: 1284

Re: Cell phones at high end restaurants. Should be a rule.

Did you say anything to the individuals being loud? No, I think it was an issue that a high end restaurant should address. If they expect repeat customers. Or perhaps they prefer the repeat customers who use cell phone incessantly. It does not matter what you think, only what you do. Just venting.
by Matigas
Sat Feb 14, 2015 10:20 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Future Stock Returns in an Aging World?
Replies: 25
Views: 3600

Re: Future Stock Returns in an Aging World?

I will stand alongside Sisyphus, and continue to roll my stone up the hill.
by Matigas
Sun Nov 23, 2014 8:03 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Bogleheads, tell me about your 40's?
Replies: 103
Views: 22307

Re: Bogleheads, tell me about your 40's?

It does not matter what you think, it only matters what you do.
by Matigas
Wed Sep 24, 2014 7:47 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Cast Iron Skillet Cooking
Replies: 127
Views: 27856

Re: Cast Iron Skillet Cooking

Cast Iron and lard, everything else is just a fad.
by Matigas
Wed Aug 13, 2014 1:28 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: How to ensure military members don't get ripped off
Replies: 71
Views: 6120

Re: How to ensure military members don't get ripped off

Personally, I think that there should be more financial education made available on base. The OP should talk to someone in his Congressional critters offices. Please, Jeebus, NO! I get less and less time to do my actual job or spend time with family because I've got to sit through more and more man...
by Matigas
Sat Aug 09, 2014 6:57 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Oldest age to start medical school?
Replies: 44
Views: 6988

Re: Oldest age to start medical school?

Not like it is rocket science or anything. A well paid profession is a challenge. If you want time off, teach.
by Matigas
Wed Jun 18, 2014 7:56 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: 2013 RAV4 design flaws
Replies: 15
Views: 2141

Re: 2013 RAV4 design flaws

When I was in high school, my friend Tony and I were driving back from basketball practice in his 1970 Dodge Charger. Right down the street from my house, the u-joint on the transaxle broke and we had to push it back down the hill. In college, my friend Joe had an Alfa Romeo Spyder. It wouldn't run...
by Matigas
Fri May 16, 2014 5:48 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: why do investors keep buying actively managed funds?
Replies: 106
Views: 10425

Re: why do investors keep buying actively managed funds?

larryswedroe wrote:http://www.cbsnews.com/news/why-do-investors-keep-buying-actively-managed-funds/

One of the great puzzles in finance (:-))
Piece covers two papers on the subject
Best wishes
Larry


The same reason people buy books, marketing. Next question please.
by Matigas
Wed May 14, 2014 5:06 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Why is Two Fund Less Popular Than Three Fund Portfolio?
Replies: 151
Views: 16058

Re: Why is Two Fund Less Popular Than Three Fund Portfolio?

Jeez, someone has their white coat in a wad.
by Matigas
Tue Apr 22, 2014 7:44 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Let's say we live for 150 years...
Replies: 20
Views: 4279

Re: Let's say we live for 150 years...

How would you invest if you knew you would die at twenty four?
by Matigas
Tue Jan 07, 2014 11:10 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How much a baby costs?
Replies: 86
Views: 7022

Re: How much a baby costs?

Rough guide, about as much as one would spend per month driving a new(er) vehicle.
by Matigas
Thu Dec 26, 2013 10:39 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Taylor Larimore requesting your comments[Morningstar thread]
Replies: 26
Views: 5885

Re: Taylor Larimore requesting your comments[Morningstar thr

Sorry, but at seventy years old, going from MM to bonds will make no appreciable difference for you, if you plan to leave this for heirs, invest it as they would, or spend it.
by Matigas
Mon Dec 16, 2013 10:08 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: NC Introduces "Flat Tax"
Replies: 26
Views: 3324

Re: NC Introduces "Flat Tax"

Social Security is not taxed in North Carolina.
by Matigas
Sat Dec 14, 2013 3:32 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Small Business: Massage Parlor?
Replies: 10
Views: 2496

Re: Small Business: Massage Parlor?

You should be able to make money hand over fist. 8-)
by Matigas
Sun Nov 24, 2013 7:52 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: If index funds didn't exist, what would you do?
Replies: 60
Views: 3484

Re: If index funds didn't exist, what would you do?

VictoriaF wrote:If women did not exist ... Oops, a wrong forum.

Victoria


If women did not exist, all the money in the world would be useless.
by Matigas
Fri Nov 08, 2013 6:43 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Twitter IPO?
Replies: 60
Views: 3195

Re: Twitter.

Toons wrote:Nope,I purchased more of existing Bond funds I own. :happy

Smart!
by Matigas
Fri Nov 08, 2013 6:17 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Twitter IPO?
Replies: 60
Views: 3195

Twitter.

[Thread merged into here. --admin LadyGeek]

Did everyone enjoy buying the latest and greatest this week?

#flashbacks
by Matigas
Sun Oct 27, 2013 7:13 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Possible Job/Career Change Advice (Current Teacher)
Replies: 11
Views: 1938

Re: Possible Job/Career Change Advice (Current Teacher)

[OT comments removed by admin LadyGeek]
by Matigas
Sun Oct 27, 2013 2:05 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: 2 good yrs in new biz & I/we want a house on the lake?
Replies: 9
Views: 1352

Re: 2 good yrs in new biz & I/we want a house on the lake?

Commercial fisherman here, we have a saying, " A bad year won't hurt you, two good years in a row will ruin you."
by Matigas
Thu Oct 17, 2013 7:59 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Stock-heavy AA -- Does it matter?
Replies: 43
Views: 4027

Re: Stock-heavy AA -- Does it matter?

Planning to retire at 60, with only 250k at 34? You need to SAVE more, MUCH more.

Also, you need to reduce that expensive mortgage rate!

Even 100% stocks might not do it for you, but it may be your best bet.

Cheers! :happy
by Matigas
Fri Jun 21, 2013 9:00 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Rules of thumb for buying a first house?
Replies: 50
Views: 7542

Re: Rules of thumb for buying a first house?

Buy a Toyota or Honda, made in America, in a right to work state. You won't need to work on cars.
by Matigas
Mon Apr 15, 2013 8:00 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: "Bond Fund Duration: An Art, Not a Science"
Replies: 22
Views: 1628

Re: "Bond Fund Duration: An Art, Not a Science"

I don't know if there is any "art" to it, you just have to be appling the proper measures to appropriate situation. Gravity is based on science, but it doesn't work on the moon ... Too funny! I'm gonna go out on a limb and guess you are not a physics major. This is absolutely the funniest...
by Matigas
Sat Mar 23, 2013 7:00 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Midlife Crisis
Replies: 109
Views: 13696

Re: Midlife Crisis

Camus claims that when Sisyphus acknowledges the futility of his task and the certainty of his fate, he is freed to realize the absurdity of his situation and to reach a state of contented acceptance.
by Matigas
Mon Mar 18, 2013 8:29 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Tipping a hairdresser
Replies: 85
Views: 7518

Re: Tipping a hairdresser

Self employed people do not figure in their time.

Young people pay for a blow out.

Old women pay to have their hair done.
by Matigas
Mon Mar 18, 2013 2:17 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Things I should buy/experience while in my 30s?
Replies: 112
Views: 11442

Re: Things I should buy/experience while in my 30s?

You will only regret the things you didn't do!

By the time I was 23, I had lived and worked on three different continents. Working abroad is the one thing I would suggest, gives you a much different experience than just visiting.

Work at a job you enjoy, no matter your age.
by Matigas
Mon Mar 18, 2013 10:10 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Dumb Idea: Rebalancing Boosts Returns
Replies: 53
Views: 6842

Re: Dumb Idea: Rebalancing Boosts Returns

Mr. Bogle refers to rebalancing and the debate about it as 'noise'.
by Matigas
Mon Mar 11, 2013 11:56 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Passive Investing Doesn’t Exist, But So What?
Replies: 26
Views: 2451

Re: Passive Investing Doesn’t Exist, But So What?

Has to be true, since you are the expert. I like your idea though, it matters not what you think, or what I think, it only matters what we do, and even then our actions can never be PROVEN to affect an outcome.

Albert Camus would be proud.
by Matigas
Thu Mar 07, 2013 11:12 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: What's your number? Why?
Replies: 258
Views: 29346

Re: What's your number? Why?

Whatever the true number ends up being, you will live with it.
by Matigas
Mon Mar 04, 2013 7:25 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Nursing as a career: Bogleheads' perspective?
Replies: 34
Views: 4085

Re: Nursing as a career: Bogleheads' perspective?

On any enlistment, there is an amount of time one serves in what is called inactive reserve. Member is not paid, but can be called to duty, happened during Desert Storm. An example is someone who does a four year enlistment, they have another four years in the inactive reserve subject to recall, for...
by Matigas
Sun Mar 03, 2013 11:09 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Nursing as a career: Bogleheads' perspective?
Replies: 34
Views: 4085

Re: Nursing as a career: Bogleheads' perspective?

I have a family member who went RN through community college, did her time on shifts at a hospital and got some great experience. She continued her education, paid for by her employer, and became a NP. As far as a niche, she works for a drug company as wellness tech for their employees. Four day wor...
by Matigas
Sun Mar 03, 2013 10:42 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Surprised at actual marginal tax rate
Replies: 32
Views: 3243

Re: Surprised at actual marginal tax rate

Interesting now? Wait until 2014 when tax credits for health insurance kicks in, using your 2012 income.

Amazing how many ways to figure a tax return, all with different outcome, and all correct.
by Matigas
Thu Feb 21, 2013 1:05 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: TSP expense ratio of .027% [Contribute to Traditional IRA?]
Replies: 19
Views: 2746

Re: TSP expense ratio of .027% [Contribute to Traditional IR

Thank you for the replies. I am from N.C. also, have some reading to do!
by Matigas
Tue Feb 19, 2013 7:48 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: TSP expense ratio of .027% [Contribute to Traditional IRA?]
Replies: 19
Views: 2746

TSP expense ratio of .027% [Contribute to Traditional IRA?]

27 cents for every 1,000 dollars invested, not too shabby.

Nice new statement also. I should have placed more money here before I left federal service. :?

Worth it to contribute to Traditional IRA then throw it over to lower cost TSP?

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