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Thu Aug 16, 2018 7:47 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Retire in Florida or Alabama?
Replies: 107
Views: 7242

Re: Retire in Florida or Alabama?

I live on the Alabama Florida border, on Perdido Bay. HomerJ pretty much described my situation.
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Tue Jul 31, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Do You Purchase "Medical Evacuation Insurance" When You Travel?
Replies: 160
Views: 7940

Re: Do You Purchase "Medical Evacuation Insurance" When You Travel?

Yes, I buy it now because I’m in my late 60’s and still doing idiotic things like bungee cord jumping in New Zealand. I agree 100% with Artsdoctor.
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Fri Jul 13, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: COMING SOON: BOGLEHEADS PODCASTS
Replies: 359
Views: 15167

Re: COMING SOON: BOGLEHEADS PODCASTS

K.I.S.S. the Bogleheads
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Fri Jul 13, 2018 7:54 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: COMING SOON: BOGLEHEADS PODCASTS
Replies: 359
Views: 15167

Re: COMING SOON: BOGLEHEADS PODCASTS

Investing for beginners with the Bogleheads
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Fri Jul 13, 2018 7:46 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: COMING SOON: BOGLEHEADS PODCASTS
Replies: 359
Views: 15167

Re: COMING SOON: BOGLEHEADS PODCASTS

Boglehead B-School
Bogleheads - the Benchmark
The boglehead beneficiary
Best of breed - Bogleheads
The big three- investment funds
A brown bag meeting with the Bogleheads
Buy and hold with the Bogleheads
Boglehead baccalaureates
In the bullpen with the Bogleheads
Brainstorming with the Bogleheads
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Fri Feb 02, 2018 8:53 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: "I Volunteered for the Hospital Board and was Sued for Millions."
Replies: 44
Views: 11117

Re: "I Volunteered for the Hospital Board and was Sued for Millions."

I read somewhere that one of the things ‘rich’ people fear, besides kidnapping, is lawsuits. This dreadful story confirms that.
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Tue Jan 30, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Does anyone use Personal Capital, Mint, Tiller, or You Need a Budget?
Replies: 38
Views: 5168

Re: Does anyone use Personal Capital, Mint, Tiller, or You Need a Budget?

I’ve been using YNAB since 2012. I like seeing spending trends, ie. I spend a small fortune on insurance every year, what can I do about that. I wish I had had this program 20 years ago when the only way to track spending was to write it down and transfer the entries, very tedious.
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Tue Jan 30, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: The Vanderbilts
Replies: 26
Views: 4346

Re: The Vanderbilts

Very interesting article, thanks for posting. Keeping money in a family after the third generation is a classic problem, it doesn’t seem to matter how much they have in the beginning. The Rothschild family has managed to maintain and greatly increase their wealth by having a large pool of talented p...
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Thu Jan 25, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Happy Birthday, Taylor!
Replies: 84
Views: 5283

Re: Happy Birthday, Taylor!

Happy Birthday Taylor, you are truly an American Hero!!
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Mon Dec 25, 2017 7:38 am
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: My Christmas Present to You
Replies: 90
Views: 9605

Re: My Christmas Present to You

Taylor, you were a hero then and you’re a hero now. Merry Christmas
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Fri Dec 22, 2017 5:10 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Do you see a meaningful change in your income with new Tax Bill?
Replies: 266
Views: 24003

Re: Do you see a meaningful change in your income with new Tax Bill?

saving a couple thousand dollars in taxes every year multiplied by 30 years of work with compounding etc. is a meaningful amount of money.
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Sat Dec 16, 2017 8:16 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: 2nd million is easier!
Replies: 123
Views: 25727

Re: 2nd million is easier!

I second this!
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Fri Dec 08, 2017 9:45 am
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: Thank you Admins
Replies: 28
Views: 3323

Re: Thank you Admins

Ditto... you all are amazing! Thanks so much.
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Wed Nov 29, 2017 7:30 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: What did you do right?
Replies: 96
Views: 10900

Re: What did you do right?

Married only once, just celebrated 39th anniversary. Always saved aggressively, 50% on pretax income. Learned about Bogleheads in 2011 (late to the game) but adopted the philosophy and practice. Did many things wrong ie. bought at house near the height of the bubble , we could have easily waited. Wa...
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Wed Nov 29, 2017 7:01 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Don't leave your mac unattended! It has zero security now.
Replies: 21
Views: 3368

Re: Don't leave your mac unattended! It has zero security now.

WOW, that is scary! My computer crashed when I was installing the Latest update. After reading that article I’m slightly relieved that it is out of commission for the few days it is at the authorized Apple dealer for repair. I hope Apple isn’t losing it’s edge.

Thanks for the alert.
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Tue Nov 07, 2017 7:46 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Disposable income... how?
Replies: 106
Views: 11702

Re: Disposable income... how?

My husband retired from the military after 27 1/2 yrs. I was a prodigious saver, 50%. I winced at the expenditures of the other military folks who bought new loaded cars, big houses, etc. I've noticed that pilots, in particular, have a penchant for very fancy new cars. I joked about my frugality (ch...
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Fri Nov 03, 2017 7:10 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: New 2 comma member
Replies: 28
Views: 3193

Re: New 2 comma member

Cheers to you Frank and to Jack Bogle, and thank you for your service!!.
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Sat Oct 28, 2017 1:52 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: European Tours
Replies: 67
Views: 4829

Re: European Tours

Try: http://www.tauck.com/ or https://www.odysseys-unlimited.com/. Both are very good.

Buon viaggio
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Wed Oct 25, 2017 8:12 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Financial Critical Mass
Replies: 13
Views: 2875

Re: Financial Critical Mass

I love living in the Land of Critical Mass, most of the folks that live there seem to be happy too.
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Fri Sep 22, 2017 12:17 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: [Poll] Bull or Bear for Next 5 Years?
Replies: 36
Views: 10410

Re: [Poll] Bull or Bear for Next 5 Years?

Either way, I'm ready.
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Fri Sep 01, 2017 7:09 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Hurricane Harvey relief?
Replies: 42
Views: 4100

Re: Hurricane Harvey relief?

+1 Houston Food Bank
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Mon Jun 05, 2017 7:24 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Flying first class, business, versus economy.
Replies: 184
Views: 19839

Re: Flying first class, business, versus economy.

I've flown overseas for many years in steerage (economy) because I am cheap and could still function upon arrival at my destination. I've turned 65 and recently flew overnight to Europe. I was so uncomfortable and cramped up that I could have used a Chiropractor to straighten me out again. I was in ...
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Mon May 08, 2017 9:45 am
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: HAPPY BIRTHDAY MR. BOGLE: Let's Get The Party Started One Day Early
Replies: 70
Views: 6512

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

Mr. Bogle,
Greetings On your birthday. I'm watching you on tv in Madrid, a vacation we could afford thanks to you. You still look great and I look forward to seeing you in October.
A very happy birthday to you and thank you.
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Fri Apr 28, 2017 8:40 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Why I'm tempted to fix things myself; it's not about the money
Replies: 38
Views: 5179

Re: Why I'm tempted to fix things myself; it's not about the money

Our county is in the middle of a building boom. Recently, it took 4 months to finish a second floor tiling job :annoyed . The tiler always took off for other jobs that paid considerably more. We do all our own yard care because newbies with ancient lawn mowers tend to scalp the yard and/or brake spr...
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Mon Apr 03, 2017 1:51 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: 2017 BOGLEHEADS CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENT
Replies: 192
Views: 32958

Re: 2017 BOGLEHEADS CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENT

Jonathan Clements is terrific! I hope my check gets to San Diego first! :D
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Wed Jan 25, 2017 9:40 pm
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: HAPPY 93RD BIRTHDAY, TAYLOR!
Replies: 199
Views: 13596

Re: HAPPY 93RD BIRTHDAY, TAYLOR!

Happy Birthday Taylor. You are a Boglehead hero!!
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Thu Jan 05, 2017 9:27 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: "Ponzi Schemes and Ego"
Replies: 10
Views: 2010

Re: "Ponzi Schemes and Ego"

Thanks Taylor!!! A very wise and interesting article, and it's always a good thing to start off the New Year with lesson in humility. I try to stick to those things at which I excel, ... if I could only remember what they were!! :D
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Fri Dec 09, 2016 10:14 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: "Mark your calendar for year-end fund distributions."
Replies: 2
Views: 764

Re: "Mark your calendar for year-end fund distributions."

Thanks, I always appreciate that link! Helps me plan for after Christmas credit card bills and taxes.
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Thu Nov 24, 2016 10:41 pm
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: A Thanksgiving to Remember
Replies: 12
Views: 3222

Re: A Thanksgiving to Remember

Thanks Mel for your post. I too am grateful for St. Jack, Vanguard and the Bogleheads. Freedom from the stress of financial worries is a luxury.
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Sun Oct 30, 2016 12:00 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Where to go for blood tests (w. no insurance)
Replies: 27
Views: 4664

Re: Where to go for blood tests (w. no insurance)

It's almost Halloween, Count Dracula might be out and about. He probably has an opinion on what tastes good? :shock:
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Sun Oct 30, 2016 11:55 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Passport renewal - old passport
Replies: 22
Views: 3571

Re: Passport renewal - old passport

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I would check the latest info on the website. We were there last year and needed the visa paper, things may have changed. We are going next Wednesday and will see if they check for a visa. Will let you know.
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Sun Oct 16, 2016 4:16 pm
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: Bogleheads is back!!!
Replies: 100
Views: 15643

Re: Bogleheads is back!!!

Phew!! I missed you guys.
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Sun Sep 18, 2016 8:02 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: "Uncle Sam Pays Almost Twice The Yield On Treasurys--If You Know Where To Look
Replies: 85
Views: 14257

Re: "Uncle Sam Pays Almost Twice The Yield On Treasurys--If You Know Where To Look

I too, love Jason Zweig and read his column every Friday. I really perked up when I saw Mel's name and reference to the Bogleheads. VERY COOL :D
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Sun Sep 04, 2016 8:23 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: WSJ - Jack Bogle: The Undisputed Champion of the Long Run
Replies: 19
Views: 4239

Re: WSJ - Jack Bogle: The Undisputed Champion of the Long Run

It was a wonderful article, he really is an American hero who has positively effected the lives of countless Americans and many lucky foreigners. Thank goodness also for the Bogleheads and the Boglehead forum that really introduced me to him. The back and forth of ideas and viewpoints continues to s...
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Sun Jul 10, 2016 12:29 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Email compromised: How serious?
Replies: 45
Views: 5461

Re: Email compromised: How serious?

The exact same thing happened to us about one month ago, a message from CSID. I use One Password which provides military grade passwords. I changed every password and have been closely monitoring things since the alert. I also discovered the weak password causing the problem was with Adobe, I had cr...
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Thu Jun 30, 2016 7:47 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Expenses for Retirees 5+ years
Replies: 9
Views: 1925

Re: Expenses for Retirees 5+ years

We've only been retired for three years. Travel is 20% of the budget since we now have the time and health. We've also been able to increase our gift giving. Basically the money previously budgeted to saving goes to travel and gift giving. We live in a very low cost area and have continued our fruga...
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Sun May 08, 2016 5:08 pm
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MR. BOGLE! May 8, 2016
Replies: 52
Views: 5130

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

Have a wonderful Birthday! You and Taylor are my heroes.
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Thu Apr 28, 2016 8:42 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Young Male Living with Parents
Replies: 83
Views: 6580

Re: Young Male Living with Parents

You sound like a nice guy from a nice family. Congrats on passing the CPA exam the first time, I had to take it twice to pass.
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Tue Feb 23, 2016 8:23 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Does anyone stick to a Budget such as YNAB?
Replies: 25
Views: 3646

Re: Does anyone stick to a Budget such as YNAB?

Yes, I've been using YNAB since 2012 which has spanned pre-retirement through today. I find it very helpful for future planning, modification of behavior etc. It is a bit tedious, logging your receipts at the end of the day but when I can't figure out where my money went, I can look back and see, fo...
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Mon Jan 25, 2016 10:17 pm
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Happy Birthday Taylor!
Replies: 87
Views: 7443

Re: Happy Birthday Taylor!

Happy Birthday Taylor! It was an honor to meet you at a Boglehead conference. You are an elegant gentleman.
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Sat Jan 16, 2016 10:09 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: A time to EVALUATE your jitters
Replies: 255
Views: 231882

Re: A time to EVALUATE your jitters

Thanks so much for this invaluable post. I read it for the first time tonight and think it should be on the editorial page of the WSJ. I'm printing it out and putting it under glass on my bedside table. Thank you!!
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Wed Oct 28, 2015 8:45 am
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Congrats to Laura Dogu
Replies: 67
Views: 10162

Re: Congrats to Laura Dogu

I spoke to your lovely Mother at the Boglehead conference. She gave lots of credit to your husband who cares for your family, for your great success. It was a charming and considerate response. Congratulations to you and your family. I think Nicaragua lucked out too.
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Mon Oct 26, 2015 8:32 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Guilty pleasures?
Replies: 123
Views: 17003

Re: Guilty pleasures?

Attending Boglehead Meetings. I get to meet and greet all my heroes and heroines.
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Mon Oct 19, 2015 9:09 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: To those of you who are retired, did your expense estimates match reality?
Replies: 27
Views: 4206

Re: To those of you who are retired, did your expense estimates match reality?

I've always tracked expenses. However, two years prior to retiring I tracked very closely using YNAB (You Need a Budget). Now, 2 1/2 years into retirement, we are living well within the budget and able to travel quite a bit. Because we have always lived carefully (frugally), nothing much has changed...
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Mon Oct 19, 2015 8:24 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: TheStreet.com covers Jack Bogle @ Bogleheads 14
Replies: 7
Views: 1735

Re: TheStreet.com covers Jack Bogle @ Bogleheads 14

Nora's articles were great. I think she captured the happy spirit of the meeting. BOGLEHEADS FOREVER!!
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Tue Oct 06, 2015 4:44 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Chandelier bulbs
Replies: 23
Views: 2449

Re: Chandelier bulbs

Buy chandelier light 'shades' to cover the bulbs. They look nice, diffuse the light and can be purchased at lowes/Home Depot/Amazon. 8-)
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Mon Oct 05, 2015 9:29 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: How the Superwealthy Plan to Make Sure Their Kids Stay That Way
Replies: 20
Views: 4991

Re: How the Superwealthy Plan to Make Sure Their Kids Stay That Way

Niall Ferguson's two volume biography of the Rothschild family ("The House of Rothschild") is an extraordinary book which explains how they made the money in the first two generations and then mostly maintained it in the next two, while accumulating staggering houses, art collections, etc. along th...
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Mon Oct 05, 2015 9:23 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: A meeting with Jack Bogle
Replies: 30
Views: 4323

Re: A meeting with Jack Bogle

Taylor, will you be at the Boglehead conference next week? I hope so.
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Mon Oct 05, 2015 8:42 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Tropical Storm/Hurricane Joaquin
Replies: 43
Views: 4179

Re: Tropical Storm/Hurricane Joaquin

Have a safe drive Mel. You're "the Man", you've got to be there!!