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by Peculiar_Investor
Tue Oct 17, 2017 8:13 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: WPA2 protocol used by vast majority of wifi connections has been broken
Replies: 46
Views: 3570

Re: WPA2 protocol used by vast majority of wifi connections has been broken

Further reading of KRACK Attacks: Breaking WPA2 indicates the problem has been known within the industry for quite a while, giving vendors time to address the issue before it became public. When did you first notify vendors about the vulnerability? We sent out notifications to vendors whose products...
by Peculiar_Investor
Mon Oct 16, 2017 8:01 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: WPA2 protocol used by vast majority of wifi connections has been broken
Replies: 46
Views: 3570

Re: WPA2 protocol used by vast majority of wifi connections has been broken

From what I've read this morning, WiFi Key Reinstallation Attack breaks WPA2 encryption - gHacks Tech News , appears to be a major issue that everyone who has a home Wi-Fi router needs to understand. It also seems to have a major impact to Android users. Researchers have discovered a flaw in the Wi-...
by Peculiar_Investor
Sun Oct 15, 2017 7:30 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: [Canada] Brokerage account recommendation
Replies: 3
Views: 197

Re: [Canada] Brokerage account recommendation

I'm one of those cross-posters from Canada. Since your dad banks mostly with BMO, for convenience sake BMO Investorline would probably make the most sense. They fit most of your criteria to the best of my knowledge. I use TD Direct Investing personally. A couple of useful links from the membership a...
by Peculiar_Investor
Tue Oct 03, 2017 8:43 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: accounting software for churches?
Replies: 22
Views: 1367

Re: accounting software for churches?

A few years back my father was involved in the treasury of his church and they used a program called PowerChurch. Other than the occasional "tech support" question about installing/running the software, I don't have any experience or recommendation/comment on the software. I just happen to know the ...
by Peculiar_Investor
Tue Sep 19, 2017 7:22 am
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Bogleheads you would most like to meet and why?
Replies: 134
Views: 8884

Re: Bogleheads you would most like to meet and why?

As an IT guy, I'd vote for Ladygeek. I always like the people who keep the infrastructure running. I'm also grateful to our moderators. Have you seen some of the other (less effectively moderated) message boards out there? You should then include mingstar in that list, he's the major player behind ...
by Peculiar_Investor
Mon Sep 11, 2017 11:31 am
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: Forum software upgrade bug reports and change requests
Replies: 427
Views: 60213

Re: Forum software upgrade bug reports and change requests

If you notice, none of the posts in that thread have them. All of them are from Aug 10 or earlier. I suspect the new feature only applies to replies created after the upgrade, which was Aug 12. That would be correct. Also, it only applies if the poster uses the board's quote buttons and doesn't edi...
by Peculiar_Investor
Sun Sep 03, 2017 1:29 pm
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: SITE OFFLINE Sunday 10 AM Eastern (14:00 UTC) - software upgrade
Replies: 13
Views: 1368

Re: SITE OFFLINE Sunday 10 AM Eastern (14:00 UTC) - software upgrade

Here's where I reveal (once again) how oblivious I am to things: have you always posted these announcements on every sub-forum? I don't ever remember seeing them before. The forum software allows announcements and stickies. An announcement can be designated as a global announcement so it appears on...
by Peculiar_Investor
Sun Sep 03, 2017 12:03 pm
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: [Are the Bogleheads] getting less interesting?
Replies: 255
Views: 16944

Re: [Are the Bogleheads] getting less interesting?

I wish we could restart the polls that we use to have. Not sure why the moderators took them away. The polls were always interesting and starting them again would re-energize discussion. Alex's post on the subject, Polls Disabled After consultation with the Advisory Board, I have disabled polls on ...
by Peculiar_Investor
Thu Aug 31, 2017 9:43 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: First time getting into the market. DCA?
Replies: 14
Views: 891

Re: First time getting into the market. DCA?

However, I am not sure if the right approach is to just use all the money right now or maybe gradually get into the market (put 10k/month for 10 months for example). I am fine with a bear market but I would feel awful if I put all the money today and the turn down comes tomorrow. What would be the ...
by Peculiar_Investor
Thu Aug 31, 2017 8:30 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: 401k - Moving to Canada
Replies: 4
Views: 500

Re: 401k - Moving to Canada

The Canadian equivalent is an RRSP it looks like, but not sure if there are penalties for moving the money from US to this account. You are correct the Canadian equivalent is the Registered Retirement Savings Plan - finiki, the Canadian financial wiki . There is a sister forum of Canadians. Was the...
by Peculiar_Investor
Fri Aug 18, 2017 9:39 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Email today from Quicken CEO...I assume changes are coming...
Replies: 7
Views: 1595

Re: Email today from Quicken CEO...I assume changes are coming...

I got an email from the CEO of Quicken today. I can only assume that changes are coming to the price or pricing model. :x There is a lengthier topic on the issue -- Quicken's future direction - a cause for concern in case you missed it. Thanks to Canadian Bogleheads such as Bylo Selhi (and others),...
by Peculiar_Investor
Fri Aug 18, 2017 8:14 am
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: Forum software upgrade bug reports and change requests
Replies: 427
Views: 60213

Re: Forum software upgrade bug reports and change requests

ETA: Plus, there is this whole "date and time" stamp at the far right side of a quoted post, just hanging out there....it looks ridiculous to me and breaks up the visual continuity of a quote. It makes me feel like I'm dyslexic, and I'm not. I find the new timestamp information quite useful to give...
by Peculiar_Investor
Fri Aug 18, 2017 7:37 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Soliciting personal recommendations for a Barcelona trip
Replies: 56
Views: 4440

Re: Soliciting personal recommendations for a Barcelona trip

In Barcelona get your tickets for Sagrada Familia well an advance and get them for when it first opens so that it will be less crowded. Also get the tickets ahead of time for one of the elevator towers where you take the elevator up and then walk down. We did the one in the Nativity facade and it w...
by Peculiar_Investor
Fri Aug 18, 2017 7:17 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Trip to Banff / Lake Louise / other places
Replies: 34
Views: 3479

Re: Trip to Banff / Lake Louise / other places

We've definitely decided on Royal Tyrrell - still undecided on Dinosaur Prov Park. Dinosaur Provincial Park is another 2+ hours east from Royal Tyrrell. We've done it once and didn't feel the need to go back with any of our visitors, it's just too much additional driving time. On the way to Royal T...
by Peculiar_Investor
Thu Aug 17, 2017 8:34 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Trip to Banff / Lake Louise / other places
Replies: 34
Views: 3479

Re: Trip to Banff / Lake Louise / other places

I've been to Edmonton, AB, Canada several times and we have gone to Banff twice (and love it there). This trip we will be 5 days in Canmore (near Banff); 4 days in Edmonton (where she is from); 1-2 days around Lake Louise; Considering 1 day at the Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary (closest we will probabl...
by Peculiar_Investor
Thu Aug 17, 2017 7:36 pm
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: Forum software upgrade bug reports and change requests
Replies: 427
Views: 60213

Re: Forum software upgrade bug reports and change requests

Your first whine.....not a change for the better. :( Yucky. Yes, I know you don't get any choice.... Sorry for the delay. Are you using Chrome? There's a bug report for blurry icons. Just to see if that's the problem, try using Firefox or Internet Explorer. The blurriness of the forum and topic ico...
by Peculiar_Investor
Thu Aug 17, 2017 8:53 am
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: Forum software upgrade bug reports and change requests
Replies: 427
Views: 60213

Re: Forum software upgrade bug reports and change requests

I don't use HTML codes (remember, I'm a troglodyte :mrgreen: ) How could HTML sneak into my BH forum posts? BBCode is just a wrapper around HTML code. These were probably BBCode tags in the post that you had saved as a draft. It sounds like the following is happening when you save a draft: rather t...
by Peculiar_Investor
Mon Aug 14, 2017 10:19 am
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: Forum software upgrade bug reports and change requests
Replies: 427
Views: 60213

Re: Forum software upgrade bug reports and change requests

Doesn't it say "Private Messages" next to it? It depends on the device being used to visit the site. On desktop/tablet type devices there generally is explanatory text and helpful information in hover bubbles for most icons. On smartphones, the responsive design of the interface removes many of the...
by Peculiar_Investor
Mon Aug 14, 2017 7:26 am
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: Forum software upgrade bug reports and change requests
Replies: 427
Views: 60213

Re: Forum software upgrade bug reports and change requests

I am also seeing a problem with the formatting when I have multiple items. ^^^ Nothing changed on how to do a list. The icons in the post editor changed, that's about it. Hover you cursor over each button in the post editing toolbar to see its corresponding "tool tip". You can practice here: Please...
by Peculiar_Investor
Mon Aug 14, 2017 7:12 am
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: Software Updated to phpBB 3.2.1
Replies: 38
Views: 2736

Re: Software Updated to phpBB 3.2.1

The double quotes look like cartoon eyes following me around. A little creepy. To me those quotes seem to be looking over my left shoulder. It's like they see someone sneaking up behind me! It is a byproduct of using Font-Awesome icons for many of the core features/functionalities. From what I unde...
by Peculiar_Investor
Tue Jun 13, 2017 5:01 pm
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: Should this site highlight posts from the OP?
Replies: 7
Views: 1344

Re: Should this site highlight posts from the OP?

With software anything can be done. But the standard phpBB software that is used on this forum doesn't provide the feature. The admins have stated many times that customization of the forum software would add significant workload to the volunteers, hence the standard phpBB feature set is used.
by Peculiar_Investor
Fri May 12, 2017 7:53 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Trip to South Africa in November - Advice
Replies: 24
Views: 1865

Re: Trip to South Africa in November - Advice

Having done the trip a few years back, I'd also agree that you'll need to make sure your actual vacation time is long enough compared to flying time. We flew Calgary-London (overnight, then 8 hour layover), then London-Joburg (overnight), then Joburg-Cape Town. From departure until arrival was about...
by Peculiar_Investor
Sat Apr 22, 2017 1:44 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: US citizen living in Canada, looking for advice
Replies: 3
Views: 461

Re: US citizen living in Canada, looking for advice

The Vanguard Canada ETFs are PFIC holdings, I want to avoid those. Oops. I didn't realize that Vanguard Canada has structured them in that fashion. The point of the question was more around if there was some purpose in investing specifically in the country that I am living in. SInce your expenses n...
by Peculiar_Investor
Sat Apr 22, 2017 1:21 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: US citizen living in Canada, looking for advice
Replies: 3
Views: 461

Re: US citizen living in Canada, looking for advice

If I lived in the US, I would use Vanguard, and build a balanced portfolio with their index funds, but because I am outside of the US, I can't technically use them (yes, I know that some people maintain a US address so they can do this). There is a Canadian Vanguard, but because I am a US citizen, ...
by Peculiar_Investor
Wed Apr 19, 2017 7:23 pm
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: Notifications not working correctly
Replies: 12
Views: 1405

Re: Notifications not working correctly

The Wizard wrote:
Peculiar_Investor wrote:...The board software defaults to deleting notifications after 30 days BTW.

So why do I have to 246 of them?

It depends on your Notification settings. Do you bookmark or subscribe to many topics and notifications turned on for them? Do members quote you often?
by Peculiar_Investor
Wed Apr 19, 2017 7:08 pm
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: Notifications not working correctly
Replies: 12
Views: 1405

Re: Notifications not working correctly

Sorry, I replied and then realized you answered what I answered later in your post. So, was a useless reply. Deleted. Next time just edit your post to say "deleted" or "nevermind" or whatever you'd like. That way people like me don't lose our minds I'll disagree. I'd much rather...
by Peculiar_Investor
Mon Apr 10, 2017 7:38 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Quicken's future direction - a cause for concern
Replies: 388
Views: 46031

Re: Quicken's future direction - a cause for concern

I would also add, that it's not just the cost of developing and maintaining the software, it's also the cost of developing and maintaining the back end of web scraping scripts that allow you to automatically download transactions from 14,000 plus financial institutions through Express web connect. ...
by Peculiar_Investor
Mon Apr 10, 2017 7:27 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Weird Situation - Working remotely for USA company - Living in Canada - HELP!
Replies: 12
Views: 1921

Re: Weird Situation - Working remotely for USA company - Living in Canada - HELP!

- RRSPs (Canada's 401k) are *not* compatible with US taxes as far as I can tell. We had one poster here moving to California, Canadian wife, and the best they could do was encash the RRSP, pay the 25% withdrawal fee, and start again. California would have simply taxed the assets even though they we...
by Peculiar_Investor
Fri Apr 07, 2017 5:05 pm
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: Please Try Out Test Posts Here
Replies: 192
Views: 159665

Re: Tesing format for table with right justified variable width columns

Why growth of $10K lump sum is not best indicator of long term performance for investing in retirement funds 17 years 2000 - 2016 lump sum=$10,000 Yearly DCA=$4,000 fund CAGR $10,000 = DCA APY $4000/yr = Vanguard Total Intl Stock Index Inv VGTSX 2.614% $15,507 4.065% $99,195 . . . Nice job. It woul...
by Peculiar_Investor
Fri Apr 07, 2017 1:00 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: cannot login to any of my financial websites
Replies: 13
Views: 1203

Re: cannot login to any of my financial websites

If the problem is with Firefox, perhaps JavaScript settings and preferences for interactiv... - Mozilla Support Community will help investigate/resolve the problem the OP is having.
by Peculiar_Investor
Fri Apr 07, 2017 12:40 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Question about The Intelligent Investor
Replies: 9
Views: 1397

Re: Question about The Intelligent Investor

There are spreadsheets now If you plug Graham's data into Excel and let it calculate the Percent change you would get: Percent Change from Previous Level Price Level(a) S&P 500-Stock Index(b) Wholesale Consumer Stock Stock Year Wholesale Consumer Earnings Price Prices Prices Earnings Prices 1915...
by Peculiar_Investor
Fri Apr 07, 2017 7:01 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Wiki for Saving
Replies: 11
Views: 1416

Re: Wiki for Saving

Have you considered adding an article on the subject to the BH wiki?
by Peculiar_Investor
Thu Apr 06, 2017 7:10 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Question about The Intelligent Investor
Replies: 9
Views: 1397

Re: Question about The Intelligent Investor

If you look at page 64 of The Intelligent Investor - HarperCollins you can see Table 2-1 that the OP is referencing. On my copy of The Intelligent Investor, Fourth Revised Edition, the table appears on page 18. I'd never noticed the error, not can I explain it. But remember, it comes from a time bef...
by Peculiar_Investor
Thu Apr 06, 2017 5:17 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: 2017 BOGLEHEADS CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENT
Replies: 144
Views: 19220

Re: 2017 BOGLEHEADS CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENT

As someone who has previously attended and appreciates the advanced email, can I offer another suggestion that I think addresses the issues that occurred this year. For those that have previously attended and might want to come as a group, i.e. some pesky Canadians, this allows some co-ordination on...
by Peculiar_Investor
Thu Apr 06, 2017 7:35 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: High Income earners, whats your Tax Strategy?
Replies: 113
Views: 12615

Re: High Income earners, whats your Tax Strategy?

Pretty much pay what we owe and not try to contort ourselves too much based on taxes. Don't let the tail wag the dog : I've held company stock options a little longer to try to get the relevant tax breaks, but lost more to market declines than I gained in tax savings. I would totally agree here. I ...
by Peculiar_Investor
Thu Apr 06, 2017 7:18 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: "Why ETFs Won’t Replace Mutual Funds"
Replies: 17
Views: 2462

Re: "Why ETFs Won’t Replace Mutual Funds"

If the subject is taken as true, here's the conundrum for Canadians. Vanguard Canada doesn't offer mutual funds, they're only offering ETFs. If mutual funds are the 'best product', why aren't they offered via Vanguard's Canadian subsidiary?
by Peculiar_Investor
Wed Apr 05, 2017 8:42 am
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: Forum software upgrade bug reports and change requests
Replies: 427
Views: 60213

Re: Forum software upgrade bug reports and change requests

There is also the possibility that the recipient doesn't have notifications enabled for PMs, so never is aware of the PM. I've seen that happen on other boards where I'm a member. I cannot recall what the default phpBB setting is for the Notification setting for 'Someone sends you a private message'...
by Peculiar_Investor
Mon Apr 03, 2017 11:18 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Quicken's future direction - a cause for concern
Replies: 388
Views: 46031

Re: Quicken's future direction - a cause for concern

In October 2016, we launched Quicken 2017, and I am pleased by how well it has been received. I'm guessing he hasn't been checking the support forums. Although I don't (and won't) have Quicken 2017 because the subscription model in Quicken Canada 2017, whenever I browse through the support forums m...
by Peculiar_Investor
Mon Apr 03, 2017 11:12 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Cheap, User Friendly Printer
Replies: 34
Views: 3659

Re: Cheap, User Friendly Printer

In my experience, cheap printers are cheap for a reason. They tend to have a short lifespan and/or high cost of supplies (ink). As others have suggested, look at the total cost of ownership of the expected lifetime of product. I did that a number of years back and bought a Canon laser multi-function...
by Peculiar_Investor
Mon Apr 03, 2017 11:07 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Screwed over by the airlines...
Replies: 42
Views: 5367

Re: Screwed over by the airlines...

OP didn't get screwed over at all. OP took a gamble (using separate tickets on different airlines that do not have a business relationship in the hopes that he / she could save money), the risk showed up (as it is known to do), and OP lost time and money as a result. Experienced travelers know this...
by Peculiar_Investor
Sat Apr 01, 2017 8:40 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Lastpass bug
Replies: 18
Views: 2309

Re: Lastpass bug

This is why I don't put my passwords in the cloud. I use KEEpass, not as convenient but I sleep better. I agree. The idea of having my passwords in the cloud is very discomfiting. As a general policy I keep as little data/information in the cloud as possible. I also want to follow best practices on...
by Peculiar_Investor
Sat Apr 01, 2017 8:16 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Lastpass bug
Replies: 18
Views: 2309

Re: Lastpass bug

Lastpass is reporting they've resolved the bug, read Security Update for the LastPass Extension | The LastPass Blog for details.
by Peculiar_Investor
Fri Mar 31, 2017 1:26 pm
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Boglehead Conference 2017?
Replies: 34
Views: 5445

Re: 2017 Annual Meeting?

You will have to wait a few more sleeps, Notice of Bogleheads Conference 2017? indicates April 5th for the announcement.
by Peculiar_Investor
Tue Mar 28, 2017 10:33 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Air Travel from Vancouver BC to Denver
Replies: 8
Views: 803

Re: Air Travel from Vancouver BC to Denver

That new terminal might account for the differing scenarios I've read. My flight is very early on a Tuesday morning. There weren't a lot of flight choices for me - only one per day with larger-than-regional jets. The new international terminal I was mentioning was in Calgary (YYC), not Vancouver (Y...
by Peculiar_Investor
Tue Mar 28, 2017 9:38 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Air Travel from Vancouver BC to Denver
Replies: 8
Views: 803

Re: Air Travel from Vancouver BC to Denver

Have you read through US Customs and Border Protection | YVR ? I'm a Canadian citizen and when travelling to the US from Calgary, we pre-clear US customs at YYC. It's generally pretty smooth, the only concern can be time of day and how busy, i.e. length of the line. If travelling first thing in the ...
by Peculiar_Investor
Tue Mar 28, 2017 4:30 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: How to easily organize personal finances
Replies: 31
Views: 2831

Re: How to easily organize personal finances

I've used Quicken for as long as I can remember. I started with a basic setup and didn't worry too much about categorizing and such. The key was making sure I saved more than I spent. For example, in the beginning I tracking credit card spending as a broad category. Over time as I became more comfor...
by Peculiar_Investor
Thu Mar 23, 2017 1:50 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What is your preferred Weather App?
Replies: 55
Views: 4165

Re: What is your preferred Weather App?

I just look out the window. Most of my weather arrives from the west, as does my home office window. Problem generally solved. On my iPhone I have three apps, the native iOS Weather app, World Radar and Weather Network. It is important to understand where the app sources their data. The iOS Weather ...
by Peculiar_Investor
Thu Mar 23, 2017 11:14 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: The $1,124,176 Car.
Replies: 99
Views: 10053

Re: The $1,124,176 Car.

Bogleheads: One of the easiest ways to save money is buying an inexpensive car. I'll explain: It isn't just about inexpensive cars, I'd suggest a better theme would be spending carefully/prudently on any discretionary items, particularly major ones such as cars, vacations, houses, etc. This is a co...