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by Mel Lindauer
Mon Apr 23, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Boglehead Philosophy Open To Change?
Replies: 197
Views: 8277

Re: Boglehead Philosophy Open To Change?

This thread has run its course and is locked.
by Mel Lindauer
Sun Apr 22, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Vanguard Web Site Down?
Replies: 121
Views: 8031

Re: Vanguard Web Site Down?

stocknoob4111 wrote:
Sun Apr 22, 2018 8:24 pm
Getting a Page Not Found after logging in and can't navigate to any link on the site related to account information...
Site's working fine.
by Mel Lindauer
Sun Apr 22, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Boglehead Philosophy Open To Change?
Replies: 197
Views: 8277

Re: Boglehead Philosophy Open To Change?

T. I can literally show you 101 bloggers that disagree with you. Just because someone is a blogger doesn't make them an expert. In fact, it's important to note that ANYONE can be a blogger, but very few of them are experts, even though many of them (and their readers) think they are. I'll take an e...
by Mel Lindauer
Fri Apr 20, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: “The Smell of Retiree Mon$y...”
Replies: 57
Views: 8016

Re: “The Smell of Retiree Mon$y...”

WARNING: I've had to remove a large number of posts that contained religious comments and argued various interpretations of the Bible. Any further religious posts and this thread will be locked.
by Mel Lindauer
Sun Apr 15, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: EE Bonds Education/Tax Question
Replies: 3
Views: 218

Re: EE Bonds Education/Tax Question

Unless she's your dependent, I don't see how you'd be able to use them tax-free for qualifying educational expenses. Well, my then wife and I would be married and filing a joint return starting this year. She would be claimed as a dependent on our tax return, right? I have no way of knowing if she'...
by Mel Lindauer
Sun Apr 15, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: New Jersey chapter needs new coordinator
Replies: 20
Views: 5675

Re: New Jersey chapter needs new coordinator

If someone is willing to step up and become the new Local Chapter Coordinator, PM me and we'll get it done.
by Mel Lindauer
Sun Apr 15, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: EE Bonds Education/Tax Question
Replies: 3
Views: 218

Re: EE Bonds Education/Tax Question

Unless she's your dependent, I don't see how you'd be able to use them tax-free for qualifying educational expenses.
by Mel Lindauer
Sun Apr 15, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: "guaranteed" 6% return vs index fund investing
Replies: 30
Views: 2793

Re: "guaranteed" 6% return vs index fund investing

Others have asked, but it hasn't been answered, so here goes again. Why does this business need the money? And why can't they get it at a lower rate from the bank?

Something doesn't make sense here.
by Mel Lindauer
Fri Apr 13, 2018 7:54 am
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Arizona Chapter
Replies: 19
Views: 1181

Re: Arizona Chapter

Hello All, I am interested in starting up the Arizona Chapter again. Michael LeBoeuf, one of the authors of The Bogleheads' Guide to Investing, said he would also have an interest in joining if enough people are interested. He would be a great resource and I think this group could really excel. Any...
by Mel Lindauer
Tue Apr 10, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Series I Bonds in April/May 2018
Replies: 36
Views: 3620

Re: Series I Bonds in April/May 2018

When do the May 2018 rates get announced? I seem to remember that they are announced a few days in advance. I finally have the funds to make my I Bond Purchase for this year.. but I can obviously wait that one extra month an do it at the end of May if the fixed rate goes up to 0.2% or more (one can...
by Mel Lindauer
Tue Apr 10, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Series I Bonds in April/May 2018
Replies: 36
Views: 3620

Re: Series I Bonds in April/May 2018

When do the May 2018 rates get announced? I seem to remember that they are announced a few days in advance. I finally have the funds to make my I Bond Purchase for this year.. but I can obviously wait that one extra month an do it at the end of May if the fixed rate goes up to 0.2% or more (one can...
by Mel Lindauer
Tue Apr 10, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Porting a Landline Phone Number to Wireless?
Replies: 7
Views: 441

Re: Porting a Landline Phone Number to Wireless?

Yes, I ported my landline number to a cheap cell phone for a few months until Magic Jack could port my number to my Magic Jack device.
by Mel Lindauer
Tue Apr 10, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Series I Bonds in April/May 2018
Replies: 36
Views: 3620

Re: Series I Bonds in April/May 2018

When do the May 2018 rates get announced? I seem to remember that they are announced a few days in advance. I finally have the funds to make my I Bond Purchase for this year.. but I can obviously wait that one extra month an do it at the end of May if the fixed rate goes up to 0.2% or more (one can...
by Mel Lindauer
Mon Apr 09, 2018 7:38 am
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Improving Local Boglehead Chapter Meetings
Replies: 19
Views: 1791

Re: Improving Local Boglehead Chapter Meetings

Thanks for sharing this success story with everyone.

Perhaps this thread can serve as a place where other Local Chapter Coordinators and members can offer their ideas about what has and hasn't worked for them.
by Mel Lindauer
Sun Apr 08, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Help Me Make The Case Against Online Trading Academy
Replies: 33
Views: 2350

Re: Help Me Make The Case Against Online Trading Academy

Yes, exactly...I believe I mentioned this to him in the initial conversation and he said something like "these people have already made all the money they would ever need, and now they just want to help others" ......wow Someone needs to get their BS meter out. If they've already made all the money...
by Mel Lindauer
Mon Apr 02, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: John Norstad website missing [The Fallacy of Time Diversification]
Replies: 3
Views: 478

Re: John Norstad website missing [The Fallacy of Time Diversification]

John's work has been widely read and highly regarded for years. Hope he's just taking some time off to relax and that this doesn't mean he's no longer with us.
by Mel Lindauer
Wed Mar 28, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Freshly Minted Boglehead
Replies: 17
Views: 1182

Re: Freshly Minted Boglehead

Glad to hear that our first book (The Bogleheads' Guide to Investing) proved helpful in getting you started on the path to financial freedom.

Good luck! Just keep doing what you're doing and you'll get there.
by Mel Lindauer
Tue Mar 27, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Is there a U.K bogleheads Chapter??
Replies: 17
Views: 1511

Re: Is there a U.K bogleheads Chapter??

Are there enough UK members from any one area to establish a Local Chapter that would meet in person? If not, we do have a Virtual Local Chapter that meets online. The time difference might be a factor, though. Use this link and scroll down to Local Chapter #73 for more info. https://www.google.com/...
by Mel Lindauer
Mon Mar 26, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Could black swan be a 10%-one-time tax on wealth ?
Replies: 12
Views: 1901

Re: Could black swan be a 10%-one-time tax on wealth ?

This thread is locked. Speculation of future legislation is not allowed.
by Mel Lindauer
Tue Mar 20, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: New Israeli Local Chapter Established
Replies: 14
Views: 3363

Re: New Israeli Local Chapter Established

Thanks, Mel! I encourage everyone who posted here and any other Bogleheads in Israel to join the e-mail forum at https://groups.google.com/d/forum/israeli-bogleheads. We can set a date and time for the first meeting of Bogleheads in the Holy Land, and see what we can do together. Looking forward. T...
by Mel Lindauer
Tue Mar 20, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: New Israeli Local Chapter Established
Replies: 14
Views: 3363

Re: New Israeli Local Chapter Established

OK, it's official. We now have a Bogleheads Local Chapter in Israel. Hashkaah (Yehoshua) has stepped up and agreed to the the Coordinator for our newest Local Chapter, located in Israel. Here's the contact info: israeli-bogleheads@googlegroups.com and https://groups.google.com/d/forum/israeli-bogleh...
by Mel Lindauer
Mon Mar 19, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: New Israeli Local Chapter Established
Replies: 14
Views: 3363

Re: Any other Bogleheads in Israel?

OK, there's definitely enough interest in getting an Israeli Local Chapter going. All we need now is for one of you to step up and agree to be the Local Chapter Coordinator. You can use this thread to communicate with other members regarding meeting dates, locations, times, agendas, etc. Drop me a P...
by Mel Lindauer
Mon Mar 19, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: 2018 BOGLEHEADS CONFERENCE SOLD OUT
Replies: 109
Views: 18728

Re: 2018 BOGLEHEADS CONFERENCE SOLD OUT

Yukon wrote:
Mon Mar 19, 2018 8:16 pm
Mel Lindauer wrote:
Mon Mar 19, 2018 9:26 am

And if we did that, we'd have all the old members applying for a second account in order to qualify. :)
I mean to reward the old members by giving them first dibs :)
Sorry, I misread your post.
by Mel Lindauer
Mon Mar 19, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: 2018 BOGLEHEADS CONFERENCE SOLD OUT
Replies: 109
Views: 18728

Re: 2018 BOGLEHEADS CONFERENCE SOLD OUT

Any chance of a video of the main presentations that we can view later? Especially for those of us that don't live in the States most of the time? Add it to the Wiki maybe?? _D_ The videos are online right here in the wiki and have been since we started recording the sessions a number of years ago....
by Mel Lindauer
Mon Mar 19, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: 2018 BOGLEHEADS CONFERENCE SOLD OUT
Replies: 109
Views: 18728

Re: 2018 BOGLEHEADS CONFERENCE SOLD OUT

Yukon wrote:
Sun Mar 18, 2018 4:01 pm
Please, add me to the waiting list. Sorry to miss the announcement. As the popularity of this board increases maybe we can allow members who joined in 2008 or earlier first opportunity :)
And if we did that, we'd have all the old members applying for a second account in order to qualify. :)
by Mel Lindauer
Mon Mar 19, 2018 8:31 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: New Jack Bogle Book?
Replies: 3
Views: 1264

Re: New Jack Bogle Book?

Yes, since I was interviewed for the article, I saw that reference to his new book. With Jack's age and crazy schedule, you simply can't rush him. It will be out when it's ready. Hi Mel - I had wanted to ask (if possible and allowed :) ) what the overall theme of the book will be: investment, specu...
by Mel Lindauer
Sun Mar 18, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: New Israeli Local Chapter Established
Replies: 14
Views: 3363

Re: Any other Bogleheads in Israel?

You're almost there!
by Mel Lindauer
Fri Mar 16, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Q&A WITH JACK BOGLE - ASK YOUR QUESTIONS HERE
Replies: 43
Views: 7039

Re: Q&A WITH JACK BOGLE - ASK YOUR QUESTIONS HERE

I'll throw my usual out there: If you were born Mr. Yasuhara from Tokyo would you have been advocating 100% US equities this whole time or is that only because you were born Mr. Bogle from Montclair, NJ? Good luck. p.s. I am not sure if someone has already asked my perpetual query, but if it has pl...
by Mel Lindauer
Fri Mar 16, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: St Louis Bogleheads
Replies: 50
Views: 7540

Re: St Louis Bogleheads

Yes, the St Louis Local Chapter was formed. Sounds like we may need a new Local Chapter Coordinator. If someone's interested, PM me and we'll get you going again.
by Mel Lindauer
Fri Mar 16, 2018 8:03 am
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: New Israeli Local Chapter Established
Replies: 14
Views: 3363

Re: Any other Bogleheads in Israel?

If you get one more Israeli Boglehead who's interested, we can establish a Boglehead Local Chapter in Israel. Let me know either here or via PM if one of you is interested in being the Local Chapter Coordinator and we'll get your group established.
by Mel Lindauer
Wed Mar 14, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Got a Question for the Experts Panel at the Bogleheads Conference?
Replies: 11
Views: 3427

Got a Question for the Experts Panel at the Bogleheads Conference?

Hello Everyone: Mel Turner, my friend, fellow Marine and Conference team member, will be handling the duties of moderating the Question & Answer sessions with a number of authors and experts at our upcoming 2018 Bogleheads Conference which takes place October 3-5. The Expert Panel members include (i...
by Mel Lindauer
Wed Mar 14, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Q&A WITH JACK BOGLE - ASK YOUR QUESTIONS HERE
Replies: 43
Views: 7039

Q&A WITH JACK BOGLE - ASK YOUR QUESTIONS HERE

Hello Everyone: This year's Moderator for the Question and Answer session with our friend and mentor, Jack Bogle will be my good friend and Conference teammate, Ed Rager. The Q&A will take place during our annual get-together with Jack at the 2018 Bogleheads Conference in Philadelphia on October 3-5...
by Mel Lindauer
Wed Mar 14, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Vanguard's New Podcast Series
Replies: 19
Views: 2781

Re: Vanguard's New Podcast Series

I think that's a standard legal disclaimer and didn't feel offended by it in the least. Agree with you, though, that's it is a bit funny. It's very standard, and I don't know why it struck me as funny, except that it was rather early in the morning. :beer I suspect you found it amusing because we B...
by Mel Lindauer
Wed Mar 14, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Vanguard's New Podcast Series
Replies: 19
Views: 2781

Re: Vanguard's New Podcast Series

Mel, I just listened to the podcast and enjoyed your part of it, I wish your interview was longer ... and thanks for everything you and others do on the Bogleheads! The future podcasts will include other Boglehead authors and experts as well, since part of the series was recorded at Vanguard's stud...
by Mel Lindauer
Wed Mar 14, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Vanguard's New Podcast Series
Replies: 19
Views: 2781

Re: Vanguard's New Podcast Series

Thanks, Mel. I listened this morning and enjoyed it. For some reason, I was amused by the Mel Lindauer disclaimer at the end. :beer You mean the part about the Bogleheads and Mel Lindauer not being associated with Vanguard and the views expressed are not necessarily those of Vanguard? I think that'...
by Mel Lindauer
Wed Mar 14, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Vanguard's New Podcast Series
Replies: 19
Views: 2781

Re: Vanguard's New Podcast Series

Is there a good way to subscribe to this podcast series through something like Podkicker (which I use for podcasts I listen to)? Apparently you can subscribe to the series. At the end of the podcast, Vanguard says: Joel Dickson: Or, simply subscribe to our series and you won’t miss an episode.
by Mel Lindauer
Tue Mar 13, 2018 10:46 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Boglehead-approved personal finance podcasts?
Replies: 27
Views: 3629

Re: Boglehead-approved personal finance podcasts?

The first in a new Vanguard series of podcasts. The Bogleheads are prominently featured in this one.

https://investornews.vanguard/getting-s ... nger-self/
by Mel Lindauer
Tue Mar 13, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Vanguard's New Podcast Series
Replies: 19
Views: 2781

Re: Vanguard Podcast Series

AJC408 wrote:
Tue Mar 13, 2018 7:07 pm
Looking forward to listening to it on my morning commute! :happy
Hope it's interesting enough that it doesn't lull you to sleep! :D
by Mel Lindauer
Tue Mar 13, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Vanguard's New Podcast Series
Replies: 19
Views: 2781

Vanguard's New Podcast Series

Hi Everyone: Vanguard has started a series of podcasts, and I was honored to be interviewed for the first podcast. The Bogleheads are featured prominently in the podcast. Here's a link to the audio podcast as well as a written transcript for those who would rather read than listen. Enjoy. https://in...
by Mel Lindauer
Tue Mar 13, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Is there a U.K bogleheads Chapter??
Replies: 17
Views: 1511

Re: Is there a U.K bogleheads Chapter??

All we need now is for one of you to agree to be the Local Chapter Coordinator. That person doesn't have to be an investing guru. Rather, the Coordinator simply communicates with the other members about meeting dates, locations, times, etc. That communication can take place right here on this thread...
by Mel Lindauer
Thu Mar 08, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: 2018 BOGLEHEADS CONFERENCE SOLD OUT
Replies: 109
Views: 18728

Re: 2018 BOGLEHEADS CONFERENCE SOLD OUT

Bylo Selhi wrote:
Thu Mar 08, 2018 3:18 pm

I wonder what percentage of the people who did manage to get a reservation to this year's event are first-time attendees.
FYI, the percentage of new attendees has been pretty constant at ~40% from year to year.
by Mel Lindauer
Thu Mar 08, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: 2018 BOGLEHEADS CONFERENCE SOLD OUT
Replies: 109
Views: 18728

Re: 2018 BOGLEHEADS CONFERENCE SOLD OUT

Regarding questions about making the conference bigger, Mel Lindauer posted this after last year's conference. Subject: 2017 BOGLEHEADS CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENT Obviously we could sell out a much larger venue, but we prefer a smaller group (200) where attendees get a chance to interact with Jack Bog...
by Mel Lindauer
Wed Mar 07, 2018 11:15 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: 2018 BOGLEHEADS CONFERENCE SOLD OUT
Replies: 109
Views: 18728

Re: 2018 BOGLEHEADS CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENT

Please, add me +1 to the waitlist. Thanks! Edit: I’ve read more closely and I see there will be no waitlist. Hopefully next year I can attend. While there is no "formal" wait list, folks should feel free to add their names to this thread, just in case. The odds of getting in aren't very good, but n...
by Mel Lindauer
Tue Mar 06, 2018 11:44 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: 2018 BOGLEHEADS CONFERENCE SOLD OUT
Replies: 109
Views: 18728

Re: 2018 BOGLEHEADS CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENT

Sorry folks, we're sold out. Better get those checks in to make sure you get the spot you registered for or else you'll lose it.
by Mel Lindauer
Tue Mar 06, 2018 11:07 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: 2018 BOGLEHEADS CONFERENCE SOLD OUT
Replies: 109
Views: 18728

Re: 2018 BOGLEHEADS CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENT

FINAL WARNING.

Only five spots left. Sign up now or you'll be shut out.
by Mel Lindauer
Tue Mar 06, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: 2018 BOGLEHEADS CONFERENCE SOLD OUT
Replies: 109
Views: 18728

Re: 2018 BOGLEHEADS CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENT

LadyGeek wrote:
Tue Mar 06, 2018 8:11 pm
Due to the Nor'easter, I won't be able to put my check in the mail until late Thursday.
Likely story. Looks like we may not have a wiki demo this year! :annoyed

Seriously, I saw the storm's heading your way. Just get it in the mail by Thurs. and you should be fine, LG.
by Mel Lindauer
Tue Mar 06, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: 2018 BOGLEHEADS CONFERENCE SOLD OUT
Replies: 109
Views: 18728

Re: 2018 BOGLEHEADS CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENT

We're up to 142 in less than two hours. At this rate (71 per hour), we could be sold out in three hours. Better get in while the getting's good if you really want to attend.
by Mel Lindauer
Tue Mar 06, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: 2018 BOGLEHEADS CONFERENCE SOLD OUT
Replies: 109
Views: 18728

Re: 2018 BOGLEHEADS CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENT

TravelGeek wrote:
Tue Mar 06, 2018 6:33 pm
Check’s in the mail :beer
See you in Philly!
by Mel Lindauer
Tue Mar 06, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: 2018 BOGLEHEADS CONFERENCE SOLD OUT
Replies: 109
Views: 18728

Re: 2018 BOGLEHEADS CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENT

Trapper wrote:
Tue Mar 06, 2018 6:09 pm
Please add me to the waitlist.
Sold out in four minutes!
Try again. The link has been corrected to 2018 and we're not sold out yet.