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by jginseattle
Fri Nov 08, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Will we be OK at 3% WR?
Replies: 245
Views: 15394

Re: Will we be OK at 3% WR?

If your portfoliio includes risky assets will you rebalance during bad times? Investors may not match market returns.

And in this low interest rate environment I believe it's prudent to stick with a lower withdrawal rate than historical data may support.
by jginseattle
Fri Nov 01, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI
Replies: 4100
Views: 1169139

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI

Chances Are... a novel by Richard Russo.
by jginseattle
Sat Oct 26, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 4787
Views: 1243819

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Parasite, directed by Bong Joon-ho (The Host, Mother, Snowpiercer).

Recommended.

https://www.seattletimes.com/entertainm ... ss-divide/
by jginseattle
Tue Oct 15, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 4787
Views: 1243819

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Cate Blanchett is hilarious in Richard Linklater's Where'd You Go, Bernadette? Recommended.

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2019 ... ts-command
by jginseattle
Fri Sep 27, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI
Replies: 4100
Views: 1169139

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI

hi all, hopefully i can request recommendations here. looking for a non-fiction book that deals with the NYC scene of the 60's, 70's and/or 80's. perhaps having to deal with the punk scene, musicians, artists, Andy Warhol, the Hotel Chelsea, Basquiat, Haring, street art, etc. thanks! Twentieth-Cent...
by jginseattle
Mon Sep 23, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 4787
Views: 1243819

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Ad Astra . The movie is trite and pretentious. Not recommended. Brad Pitt is a talented and engaging actor. But he seems to pick a lot of bad projects. Or perhaps Hollywood just doesn't have a lot of good ideas these days. Check out Once Upon a Time... In Hollywood to see what Pitt can do in a good...
by jginseattle
Mon Sep 23, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI
Replies: 4100
Views: 1169139

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI

I just finished How Much Can I Spend in Retirement?: A Guide to Investment-Based Retirement Income Strategies, by Wade Pfau.

The book is full of useful information. Recommended.
by jginseattle
Thu Aug 08, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 4787
Views: 1243819

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Wild Rose . Jessie Buckley gives a terrific performance as an aspiring country singer in Glasgow, Scotland. Strongly recommended. https://www.seattletimes.com/entertainment/movies/wild-rose-review-this-anti-a-star-is-born-hits-all-the-right-notes/ https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2019/07/01/toy-s...
by jginseattle
Fri Aug 02, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 4787
Views: 1243819

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

The Last Black Man in San Francisco . The movie is highly theatrical and at times the cinematography becomes obtrusive, but this is one of the year's best. Recommended. https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/06/movies/the-last-black-man-in-san-francisco-review.html?referrer=google_kp The Farewell. Recomme...
by jginseattle
Fri Aug 02, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI
Replies: 4100
Views: 1169139

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI

Furious Hours. Murder, Fraud, And The Last Trial Of Harper Lee, by Casey Cep.
by jginseattle
Sun Jul 28, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI
Replies: 4100
Views: 1169139

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI

The Real Lolita: The Kidnapping of Sally Horner and the Novel That Scandalized the World, by Sarah Weinman. A fascinating and disturbing book.
by jginseattle
Thu Jul 25, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 4787
Views: 1243819

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood. Quentin Tarantino's new film is leisurely-paced and very entertaining. Recommended if you're a fan of the director's work.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/24/movi ... eview.html
by jginseattle
Wed Jun 26, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 4787
Views: 1243819

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Late Night. I'm sure this will please a lot of viewers. The two stars are very appealing, but I found the movie to be too predictable and artificial. I recommend Booksmart if you're looking for a good comedy.
by jginseattle
Wed Jun 19, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 4787
Views: 1243819

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Ragman wrote:
Wed Jun 19, 2019 4:40 pm
Rolling Thunder Review on Netflix. It can teach you a lot about life.
I enjoyed that one, too. (I assume you enjoyed it). For those who are not familiar with it, it's a documentary about Bob Dylan's mid-seventies tour.

Recommended if you like Dylan.
by jginseattle
Wed Jun 05, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 4787
Views: 1243819

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Booksmart . This new teen comedy is a mix of sentimentality and the requisite gross-out humor. It's also good-spirited and consistently funny. The two leads are perfect, but just about everybody in the movie is funny. In theaters now. Recommended. https://www.seattletimes.com/entertainment/movies/b...
by jginseattle
Sat Apr 27, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 4787
Views: 1243819

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Fred Zinnemann's The Sundowners (1960) starring Robert Mitchum and Deborah Kerr. I've seen it before, but caught it again recently on one of the movie channels.

Recommended.
by jginseattle
Thu Mar 28, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 4787
Views: 1243819

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Us. I very much liked director Jordan Peele's Get Out. But I found his follow-up to be a big disappointment.

Not recommended.
by jginseattle
Wed Mar 13, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 4787
Views: 1243819

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Triple Frontier . An exciting heist adventure movie now available on Netflix. It stars Oscar Isaac and Ben Affleck. The director is J.C. Chandor ( Margin Call ). Recommended. https://www.seattletimes.com/entertainment/movies/triple-frontier-ben-affleck-leads-grim-gritty-tale-of-conflicted-ex-soldie...
by jginseattle
Mon Mar 04, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 4787
Views: 1243819

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Free Solo on the National Geographic Channel last night. It is very deserving of the Best Documentary Oscar it received. Glory (1989) on TCM a few nights ago. Recommended. Fighting With My Family . I would probably would not have gone to see this if I had not read the review below that made it soun...
by jginseattle
Thu Feb 28, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Uncorrelated Asset Classes
Replies: 89
Views: 6613

Re: Uncorrelated Asset Classes

Another thing to keep in mind is that if an investment strategy lacks liquidity it can be difficult to rebalance.
by jginseattle
Wed Feb 20, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: 4% SWR - how confident are you?
Replies: 117
Views: 8773

Re: 4% SWR - how confident are you?

3% is the new 4% rule - Larry Swedroe. William Bernstein has also recommended this for those under 70. 4% was derived from significant back testing, given all its limitations. What is the 3% based upon? I have read a lot of hand waving arguments about high valuations and low bond yields. You could ...
by jginseattle
Wed Feb 20, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: 4% SWR - how confident are you?
Replies: 117
Views: 8773

Re: 4% SWR - how confident are you?

3% is the new 4% rule - Larry Swedroe. William Bernstein has also recommended this for those under 70.
by jginseattle
Fri Jan 18, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Larry Swedroe’s Your Complete Guide To A Successful And Secure Retirement Coming Soon
Replies: 29
Views: 5149

Re: Larry Swedroe’s Your Complete Guide To A Successful And Secure Retirement Coming Soon

I've placed a hold on the book for when it comes in at my local library. I'm looking forward to reading it.
by jginseattle
Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 4787
Views: 1243819

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Masculine Feminine (1966). My favorite Godard film.

https://www.scribd.com/doc/36687550/Pau ... e-Feminine
by jginseattle
Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 4787
Views: 1243819

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Stumbled across and watched In Bruges on Netflix. I liked it and am not alone in that: From IMDB: Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 24 wins & 53 nominations. For adults. Strong language. Lots of violence. Two hit men are taking time out in Bruges, Belgium. For a "time out," a lot happens! Whipsaws fro...
by jginseattle
Mon Dec 17, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: What type of bond investor are you?
Replies: 35
Views: 3038

Re: What type of bond investor are you?

Short Treasuries at the present time.
by jginseattle
Sun Dec 09, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 4787
Views: 1243819

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Roma is among the best movies of the year. It comes to Netflix on December 14. Strongly recommended. https://www.seattletimes.com/entertainment/movies/alfonso-cuaron-creates-a-spellbinding-roma/ https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/20/movies/roma-review.html https://www.seattleweekly.com/film/roma-makes...
by jginseattle
Mon Dec 03, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 4787
Views: 1243819

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

A Simple Favor is a messy but very entertaining comedy. Anna Kendrick and Blake Lively could not be better. Recommended. https://www.seattletimes.com/entertainment/movies/a-simple-favor-review-anna-kendrick-is-an-unstoppable-force-in-this-sly-thriller-comedy/ https://www.newyorker.com/culture/the-f...
by jginseattle
Sun Nov 18, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 4787
Views: 1243819

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

A new Western anthology from the Coen Brothers. The Ballad of Buster Scruggs.

Now streaming on Netflix.

Recommended.

https://www.seattleweekly.com/film/the- ... -mischief/
by jginseattle
Tue Nov 13, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 4787
Views: 1243819

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Two fact-based movies about remarkable women. Can You Ever Forgive Me? https://www.newyorker.com/culture/the-front-row/can-you-ever-forgive-me-reviewed-melissa-mccarthy-finally-gets-the-dramatic-role-she-deserves https://www.seattletimes.com/entertainment/movies/melissa-mccarthy-is-brilliant-in-can-...
by jginseattle
Sat Nov 10, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI
Replies: 4100
Views: 1169139

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI

I just finished two new ones from a couple of my favorite authors.

Dark Sacred Night, by Michael Connelly, and Past Tense, by Lee Child.

Both are good.
by jginseattle
Sat Oct 20, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 4787
Views: 1243819

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

The Sisters Brothers . A very fine offbeat Western. Recommended. https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2018/09/24/the-sisters-brothers-is-not-your-average-western First Man . It's exciting and engrossing, but the psychological interpretation of Neil Armstrong nearly derails the movie. Bad Times at the...
by jginseattle
Sat Sep 29, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Moneytalk with Bob Brinker coming to an end
Replies: 70
Views: 14304

Re: Moneytalk with Bob Brinker coming to an end

I used to listen to him back when I really didn't know any better. I also was a short-term subscriber to his Marketimer newsletter. In fact, just the other day I received a new subscription form. I will not be taking him up on that.
by jginseattle
Mon Aug 13, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 4787
Views: 1243819

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Hereditary. It's slow-moving and very weird, but worth seeing.

Here's a review...

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2018 ... -of-horror
by jginseattle
Thu Aug 09, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 4787
Views: 1243819

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Mission Impossible- Fallout. The last Mission Impossible was the best in the series, and this one can't top it. Still, it's very entertaining.

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2018 ... redecessor
by jginseattle
Fri Aug 03, 2018 3:34 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Treasury Bonds are the Only Bonds You Need
Replies: 195
Views: 27345

Re: Treasury Bonds are the Only Bonds You Need

I have a naive question: When y'all speak of "Treasury bonds," do you include other government-backed securities? For example, PIMCO GNMA and Government Securites (PDMIX) is available in my 401k. Should I view VFIUX (Vanguard Intermediate Treasuries Admiral) as safer? GNMAs are mortgage-backed secu...
by jginseattle
Sat Jul 28, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 4787
Views: 1243819

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

We watched "Sicario" (Emily Blount) this weekend. Very good movie weighting the good and bad about CIA involvement in the Mexican heroin cartel. I really enjoyed it and gave a great platform for discussion....what steps should be taken in the opiod war? Not a movie, but what the heck....Episode 3 o...
by jginseattle
Fri Jun 29, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 4787
Views: 1243819

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Sicario: Day of the Soldado. I was not expecting too much, but this is quite good. The screenplay is by Taylor Sheridan. He wrote the screenplays for Sicario, Hell or High Water, as well as writing and directing Wind River.
by jginseattle
Sat Jun 16, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Life in retirement - what did you do today?
Replies: 194
Views: 20055

Re: Life in retirement - what did you do today?

I practiced on my guitar for hours. Something I do every day.
by jginseattle
Sat May 05, 2018 10:52 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 4787
Views: 1243819

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Annihilation. It's bad and not in a good way. Takes itself way too seriously.
by jginseattle
Sat Apr 28, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI
Replies: 4100
Views: 1169139

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI

The Value of Debt in Retirement, by Thomas J. Anderson. I found this to be very interesting, although, due to my circumstances and current market conditions I will not be implementing the various strategies in the book.
by jginseattle
Mon Apr 23, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 4787
Views: 1243819

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

You Were Never Really Here. A stylish thriller most notable for the performance by Joaquin Phoenix. The story is brutal and sordid, and not terribly original. It's worth seeing, but I hesitate to recommend it to others. https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2018/04/16/you-were-never-really-here-and-a-...
by jginseattle
Mon Apr 16, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 4787
Views: 1243819

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

A Quiet Place . A very effective horror thriller. Recommended to fans of the genre. https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2018/04/16/you-were-never-really-here-and-a-quiet-place https://www.seattletimes.com/entertainment/movies/taut-and-terrifying-a-quiet-place-creates-an-eerie-relationship-with-sound/
by jginseattle
Sun Mar 25, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 4787
Views: 1243819

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

The Death of Stalin. Biting satire. Recommended.

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2018 ... evil-funny
by jginseattle
Fri Mar 16, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 4787
Views: 1243819

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Black Panther. Very good for a comic book movie.

The Darkest Hour. I'd heard mixed things about this, but I enjoyed very much.

I recommend both.
by jginseattle
Fri Mar 16, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 4787
Views: 1243819

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

The Death of Stalin Yesterday I have attended an advanced showing of the film followed by a discussion with the director Armando Iannucci. This is a fantastic film, the best one I've seen in years. Victoria I did enjoy it but wouldn't say it was flawless. As a farce about the struggle for power in ...