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by BenBritt
Mon Mar 23, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Who here is buying stocks today and how much?
Replies: 295
Views: 25673

Re: Who here is buying stocks today and how much?

83 years old.Today I bought 25k vfiax and 50k treasury. I am thinking reducing vmatx by 50k.
by BenBritt
Sun Jan 20, 2019 5:21 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: John Bogle has died at age 89
Replies: 856
Views: 60206

Re: John Bogle has died at age 89

Thank you Mr.Bogle.
by BenBritt
Sun Dec 02, 2018 8:00 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Please Recommend a New Car for Me
Replies: 53
Views: 4904

Re: Please Recommend a New Car for Me

Subaru Forester. Wife has a 2015 and loves lt.
by BenBritt
Mon Nov 12, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Running in the cold rain
Replies: 12
Views: 1460

Re: Running in the cold rain

:!: I ran in the rain many times,courtesy of the U.S.Army. Field jacket and poncho as did others.
by BenBritt
Mon Nov 12, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Becoming frugal
Replies: 81
Views: 11755

Re: Becoming frugal

There is a fine line between being frugal and being cheap !
by BenBritt
Mon Nov 12, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: What's everyone currently in?
Replies: 93
Views: 9500

Re: What's everyone currently in?

Vtsax,Vmmxx,Vwiax,Vmatx plus bank Cds and Mm account.
by BenBritt
Mon Oct 29, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Should I co-sign for relative?
Replies: 103
Views: 5741

Re: Should I co-sign for relative?

it couid be a great learning experience as it was for me .
by BenBritt
Sat Aug 04, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: US Chapters
Topic: How did you become a Boglehead?
Replies: 53
Views: 4584

Re: How did you become a Boglehead?

Found "Common Sense"in a bookstore and started practicing the principals.I put tax deferred ln Wellesley and
Total Stock in taxable.
by BenBritt
Mon Jun 25, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI
Replies: 4392
Views: 1252177

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI

Starting The President is Missing by Bill Clinton and James Patterson.
by BenBritt
Mon Jun 25, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Pre nups.
Replies: 70
Views: 9814

Re: Pre nups.

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Do your do diligence and then wait a year!
by BenBritt
Tue Jun 19, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI
Replies: 4392
Views: 1252177

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI

The Great Gatsby--every year and Bobby Kennedy by Chris Matthews.
by BenBritt
Mon Jun 18, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Which Supermarket are you?
Replies: 155
Views: 10633

Re: Which Supermarket are you?

Trucchis
Market Basket
by BenBritt
Fri May 18, 2018 2:44 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: how do you tip on wine at a restaurant
Replies: 209
Views: 16282

Re: how do you tip on wine at a restaurant

25% on entire check if service is good.
by BenBritt
Mon May 07, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What non fiction book will you be reading in 2019?
Replies: 198
Views: 20594

Re: What non fiction book will you be reading in 2018?

Promise Me, Dad by Joe Biden
by BenBritt
Sun Sep 04, 2016 11:25 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Should I sell taxable investment to pay down fiance's debt?
Replies: 32
Views: 3114

Re: Should I sell taxable investment to pay down fiance's debt?

Absolutely not ! Too many things can happen in the months ahead.
by BenBritt
Sun Apr 10, 2016 7:32 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Free old BMW worth it?
Replies: 59
Views: 9757

Re: Free old BMW worth it?

Take it,thank your parents and pass it on to someone you really do not like.Seriously,decline the gift and keep driving the Altima.
by BenBritt
Mon Mar 07, 2016 12:50 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: What will be the cost of not investing for an year
Replies: 12
Views: 1797

Re: What will be the cost of not investing for an year

All the gains and or losses you could have had or not.
by BenBritt
Wed Feb 10, 2016 3:23 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI
Replies: 4392
Views: 1252177

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI

Destiny and Power by Jon Meacham.
by BenBritt
Wed Dec 09, 2015 4:42 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: A car nicer than the boss?
Replies: 257
Views: 35515

Re: A car nicer than the boss?

Not a good idea for obvious reasons.
by BenBritt
Sun Sep 20, 2015 2:22 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI
Replies: 4392
Views: 1252177

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI

I am currently reading Dead Wake by Erik Larson. This is an excellent account of the sinking of the Lusitania.
by BenBritt
Sun Mar 29, 2015 9:50 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI
Replies: 4392
Views: 1252177

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI

A Hundred White Daffodils by Jan Kenyon.
by BenBritt
Sun Mar 15, 2015 7:52 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Will you buy an Apple Watch?
Replies: 456
Views: 75748

Re: Will you buy an Apple Watch?

Y e s when it matches a Casio price.
by BenBritt
Mon Mar 09, 2015 9:02 am
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Want to invest with Vanguard but not comfortable with....
Replies: 79
Views: 7909

Re: Want to invest with Vanguard but not comfortable with...

S tay with local credit unions until you are more comfortable. Read a few of the John Bogle books and keep perusing this site.Do not be in a rush.Best of luck.
by BenBritt
Tue Mar 03, 2015 12:19 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Opinions on living in Jacksonville FL?
Replies: 19
Views: 4663

Reln Opinions on living in Jacksonville FL?

Spent time there in the 50`s .Was raw and wet in November.Summer is hot and humid. Were I to move there,I would take a look at the Crystal River area.(Ted Williams country.) Best of luck.AC will become your best friend!
by BenBritt
Mon Nov 24, 2014 11:01 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Dog food - how cheap is too cheap?
Replies: 64
Views: 11294

Re: Dog food - how cheap is too cheap?

Give Blue Seal Pork & Barley a try. G re at for my bird dogs. Weims and B ri tt s.
by BenBritt
Sun Nov 02, 2014 1:49 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: The millionth question about what to do with cash.
Replies: 23
Views: 5017

Re: The millionth question about what to do with cash.

You are correct Ralph. I will read more carefully in the future.
by BenBritt
Sun Nov 02, 2014 12:45 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: The millionth question about what to do with cash.
Replies: 23
Views: 5017

Re: The millionth question about what to do with cash.

Vwitx---intermediate term munis.It is working for me. Best of luck!
by BenBritt
Sat Aug 30, 2014 4:59 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V
Replies: 3372
Views: 1512243

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V

Just finished Natchez Burning by Greg Iles and started Breach of Trust by Andrew J. Bacevich.
by BenBritt
Sat Aug 30, 2014 4:37 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: If you had an extra $100,000
Replies: 68
Views: 9697

Re: If you had an extra $100,000

vwiux--25K
vtsax--25k
kids--25k
charity--25k
by BenBritt
Mon Aug 25, 2014 10:49 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Subaru Blues
Replies: 103
Views: 16862

Re: Subaru Blues

My wlfe has a 2015 Forester and so far is happy with it. I am in the market and am looking for a two or three year old Navigator. l am driving a 1997 Explorer with 140000k on it.
by BenBritt
Fri Aug 08, 2014 5:24 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Your Favorite charity organization...? please
Replies: 91
Views: 7917

Re: Your Favorite charity organization...? please

My favorite charity: Saint Vincent dePaul Society.
by BenBritt
Thu Aug 07, 2014 4:33 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Who or what inspired you and your investing approach?
Replies: 93
Views: 7744

Re: Who or what inspired you and your investing approach?

How to Buy Stocks by Louis Engel. I believe this was my first book on subject.
by BenBritt
Fri Jul 18, 2014 8:20 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Who else hates choosing a car?
Replies: 150
Views: 22931

Re: Who else hates choosing a car?

2015 Subaru Forester, wife loves it. It took us three years to arrive at that decision! Time will tell if it
was a wise one.
by BenBritt
Thu Jul 10, 2014 2:18 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Car did not start: To dispose? How?
Replies: 70
Views: 8500

Re: Car did not start: To dispose? How?

Consider a Chevy Cobalt. They are reasonably priced.
by BenBritt
Tue Jul 08, 2014 10:23 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V
Replies: 3372
Views: 1512243

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V

All Fishermen Are Liars by John Gierach and American Primitive by Mary Oliver
by BenBritt
Tue Jul 08, 2014 4:37 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Car did not start: To dispose? How?
Replies: 70
Views: 8500

Re: Car did not start: To dispose? How?

I have had AAA for 44 years,no complaints!
by BenBritt
Tue Jul 08, 2014 4:18 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: POLL: How Old is Your Newest Motor Vehicle? -- REVISED
Replies: 51
Views: 5198

Re: POLL: How Old is Your Newest Motor Vehicle? -- REVISED

2015 Subaru Forester.Previous to that 1997 Ford Explorer.
by BenBritt
Mon May 26, 2014 3:11 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: penny smart, dollar stupid with cars
Replies: 24
Views: 4227

Re: penny smart, dollar stupid with cars

Keep your truck. I sold mine after my last bird dog died . I had my Gmc Z71 for 17 years. It was mint with 66000K on it. I offered the buyer 1500 over what he paid. No answer yet. I will go higher. I do not think you would b e happy in a small car. What d o you have for a t ruck.Anyway,I wish you th...
by BenBritt
Fri May 16, 2014 6:00 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Spending on Cars in Retirement
Replies: 47
Views: 4409

Re: Spending on Cars in Retirement

My wife and I use the Hertz/Enterprise system for trips and vacations. We have a !997 Explorer and a 2002Gmc pickup. We may have to replace one or both eventually. Maybe!
by BenBritt
Tue May 13, 2014 5:28 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Stock Market to Plunge? What a friend said.
Replies: 78
Views: 8019

Re: Stock Market to Plunge? What a friend said.

Thanks livesoft. I will liquidate tomorrow!