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by Peculiar_Investor
Tue Jan 16, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Was 2017 a unique year for the stock market?
Replies: 7
Views: 1017

Re: Was 2017 a unique year for the stock market?

Which stock market? There are Bogleheads here from many different countries.
by Peculiar_Investor
Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Need to buy new printer. Suggestions for best value?
Replies: 21
Views: 1074

Re: Need to buy new printer. Suggestions for best value?

There are literally dozens of threads on this subject if you use the search tool. Saving the OP (and others) some time, the search results for topics containing 'printer'. The first thing to know is the usage requirements. At the top of the decision tree is whether the OP need colour or just black ...
by Peculiar_Investor
Sun Jan 14, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: SITE OFFLINE Sunday 12:15 PM Eastern (17:15 UTC) - software upgrade
Replies: 10
Views: 626

Re: SITE OFFLINE Sunday 12:15 PM Eastern (17:15 UTC) - software upgrade

There are some other minor UI changes that a sharp-eyed user might notice. For example, on the forum subpages such as https://www.bogleheads.org/forum/viewforum.php?f=3, topics having a large number of pages of posts could previously be shown with overlap of the number of pages over the topics list....
by Peculiar_Investor
Sun Jan 14, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Anyone Gone All the Way with LastPass?
Replies: 25
Views: 1285

Re: Anyone Gone All the Way with LastPass?

Essential yes, although I still have some older accounts/passwords in TurboPasswords (Chapura), from my days of using a Palm Pilot, that I've long intended to migrate into LastPass. Wherever possible I now utilize LastPass' ability to generate secure passwords for sites, particularly for financial i...
by Peculiar_Investor
Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Dublin - weekend with kids
Replies: 4
Views: 379

Re: Dublin - weekend with kids

There was another recent Dublin visit topic, Recommendations for 72 hours in Dublin, Ireland, that you might want to review.

The kids would probably also like the Dead Zoo in addition to seeing the Bog Man in the National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology. Both buildings are in the same area.
by Peculiar_Investor
Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Any books after receiving a windfall?
Replies: 6
Views: 481

Re: Any books after receiving a windfall?

Taylor Larimore wrote:
Thu Jan 11, 2018 10:57 am
Chapter 15 in "The Bogleheads' Guide to Investing" is titled: "How to Manage a Windfall Successfully."

Best wishes.
Taylor
Taylor, the Bogleheads wiki article I linked specifically references Chapter 15 plus other information and resources.

Best wishes,
P_I
by Peculiar_Investor
Thu Jan 11, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Any books after receiving a windfall?
Replies: 6
Views: 481

Re: Any books after receiving a windfall?

How about the Bogleheads wiki article instead? Managing a windfall.
by Peculiar_Investor
Tue Jan 09, 2018 11:15 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Are Password Managers Really Necessary?
Replies: 94
Views: 3929

Re: Are Password Managers Really Necessary?

For those concerned that someone will find my paper with all my passwords, don't be. I mentioned that everything is coded. So my Bogleheads account might be listed on the paper as **&G583 and the password 11111111&. I know what it means. You don't. It's completely non-obvious, so even if someone ge...
by Peculiar_Investor
Tue Jan 09, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Are Password Managers Really Necessary?
Replies: 94
Views: 3929

Re: Are Password Managers Really Necessary?

Or must you use a generated password that's long, has lots of non-letter characters, lots of caps and not-caps, and is so difficult that it cannot generally be remembered by average people. Sorry, I thought the article I linked specifically address this. Now for all the things you shouldn’t do. No ...
by Peculiar_Investor
Tue Jan 09, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Are Password Managers Really Necessary?
Replies: 94
Views: 3929

Re: Are Password Managers Really Necessary?

Or must you use a generated password that's long, has lots of non-letter characters, lots of caps and not-caps, and is so difficult that it cannot generally be remembered by average people. I'll defer to the experts and suggest reading NIST’s new password rules – what you need to know – Naked Secur...
by Peculiar_Investor
Tue Jan 09, 2018 9:44 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Are Password Managers Really Necessary?
Replies: 94
Views: 3929

Re: Are Password Managers Really Necessary?

I don't see any significant downside to using a password manager. Depending on the complexity of your online life and the number of websites you visit that require passwords there are significant positive benefits to using a password manager to simplify that complexity and work towards best practice...
by Peculiar_Investor
Sun Jan 07, 2018 10:59 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Recommendations for 72 hours in Dublin, Ireland
Replies: 27
Views: 1217

Re: Recommendations for 72 hours in Dublin, Ireland

We were there for a week at the beginning of November and did most of the items that have been mentioned. We'd also recommend the Dublin Literary Pub Crawl. We're generally not museum people, but did enjoy visits to the National Museum. We did both the Dead Zoo and the Archaeology Museum. Of the two...
by Peculiar_Investor
Sat Jan 06, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Gambling vs Investing
Replies: 23
Views: 1853

Re: Gambling vs Investing

I will leave it to others to definite it, What is the difference between speculation and gambling? | Investopedia A: Speculation and gambling are two different actions used to increase wealth. However, the two are very different in the world of investing. Gambling refers to wagering money in an even...
by Peculiar_Investor
Sat Jan 06, 2018 8:48 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: As a German: Should I go 100% US stocks?
Replies: 50
Views: 3261

Re: As a German: Should I go 100% US stocks?

I would argue no. As a Canadian this issue comes up often and the central issues are the same. I also don't agree with Bogle and Buffett on this subject as I find their argument reflects their home country bias. The Boglehead's sister forum's wiki has an article on the subject, see Home country bias...
by Peculiar_Investor
Sat Jan 06, 2018 8:38 am
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: Misuse of adverse when averse was meant
Replies: 145
Views: 5692

Re: Misuse of adverse when averse was meant

AntsOnTheMarch wrote:
Sat Jan 06, 2018 2:06 am
So I just let auto fill pick my words for me. Sometimes its poetry.
"Autocorrect has become my worst enema." First noticed on a forum (not this one) signature.
by Peculiar_Investor
Thu Jan 04, 2018 7:11 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: [Suggestions for traveling in] Portugal
Replies: 7
Views: 406

Re: [Suggestions for traveling in] Portugal

Portugal is wonderful. Just be aware that despite the fact that it looks relatively small on a map, it is a large country. We loved the Douro Valley and Porto regions. We flew into Lisbon and flew out of Porto. We didn't visit the Algarve, too many tourists, we're travellers. You might also check ou...
by Peculiar_Investor
Tue Jan 02, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: Slow loading of pages.
Replies: 22
Views: 2015

Re: Slow loading of pages.

I'm seeing slow loading of pages again today. The delay seems to be in the "connecting" and "Establishing secure connection" phase, not the actual page loading.
by Peculiar_Investor
Tue Jan 02, 2018 8:09 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Company Stock - % in portfolio
Replies: 16
Views: 1058

Re: Company Stock - % in portfolio

You've heard the story many many times, you think your company is "different", it won't happen to you, maybe it won't, and may be it will, but are you willing to "roll the dice" with money that may take you years to earn, if ever, in a normal environment? Good luck on your decision, I know it's a t...
by Peculiar_Investor
Mon Jan 01, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Company Stock - % in portfolio
Replies: 16
Views: 1058

Re: Company Stock - % in portfolio

Background Currently I have 26% of overall investment assets in company stock IMHO that's far too much exposure to a single company, particularly when you work there. Having both your employment and such as substantial portion of your investment portfolio exposed to a single company is taking on wa...
by Peculiar_Investor
Mon Jan 01, 2018 11:31 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Hawaii vacation suggestions
Replies: 11
Views: 781

Re: Hawaii vacation suggestions

On Maui a stop at Leoda's Kitchen and Pie Shop for lunch is also almost mandatory :wink:
by Peculiar_Investor
Mon Jan 01, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Tell me about Under Tile floor heating
Replies: 7
Views: 733

Re: Tell me about Under Tile floor heating

Highly recommend Schluter Ditra. They have a product with integrated electric resistance heat. It's a dream to install, and has very low stack height compared to other options, so we ended up almost flush with the wood floor in the next room. When we had our master ensuite gutted and redone a few y...
by Peculiar_Investor
Sun Dec 31, 2017 5:16 pm
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Join the Wiki!
Replies: 51
Views: 32439

Re: Join the Wiki!

Two word answer ... Be bold
by Peculiar_Investor
Sun Dec 31, 2017 1:29 pm
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Join the Wiki!
Replies: 51
Views: 32439

Re: Join the Wiki!

Expertise in a particular subject is helpful, but not a requirement to help develop and improve the wiki. For anyone even remotely considering contributing, might I suggest reading Guide for contributors for ideas on how anyone can contribute and help improve the wiki. Start small, with little steps...
by Peculiar_Investor
Thu Dec 21, 2017 1:16 am
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: To Avatar or Not - Get One? How did you choose?
Replies: 137
Views: 7860

Re: To Avatar or not to Avatar . . how did you choose or not choose?

Miriam2 wrote:
Wed Dec 20, 2017 7:44 pm
Do you know this cute fellow? Image
I most certainly do.
by Peculiar_Investor
Wed Dec 20, 2017 10:00 am
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: To Avatar or Not - Get One? How did you choose?
Replies: 137
Views: 7860

Re: To Avatar or not to Avatar . . how did you choose or not choose?

Peculiar_Investor wrote:
Mon Oct 30, 2017 8:03 am
My username often get shortened to PI (or some variation), hence the avatar.
Seasonal update :D
by Peculiar_Investor
Mon Dec 04, 2017 10:19 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: What's wrong with Google Finance these days?
Replies: 4
Views: 626

Re: What's wrong with Google Finance these days?

There are a couple of other previous topics on this issue, see https://www.bogleheads.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=233265 and/or https://www.bogleheads.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=228486 You might want to try https://finance.google.com/finance, which at least temporarily doesn't seem impacted b...
by Peculiar_Investor
Fri Dec 01, 2017 6:02 pm
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Wiki Challenge! Help fix our out-of-date links
Replies: 11
Views: 1073

Re: Wiki Challenge! Help fix our out-of-date links

For these, the wiki text will likely need to be updated to remove the link altogether. It is my understanding that you can also use the wiki's Dead link template to mark links that suffer from link rot . A dead, unarchived source URL may still be useful. Such a link indicates that information was (...
by Peculiar_Investor
Thu Nov 30, 2017 9:30 am
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: Private messages in Outbox
Replies: 4
Views: 548

Re: Private messages in Outbox

This question gets periodically asked and answered because it doesn't function like email clients.
by Peculiar_Investor
Thu Nov 30, 2017 8:01 am
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: Security issue?
Replies: 2
Views: 570

Re: Security issue?

As an alternative you could send a PM to one of the administrators, such as LadyGeek.
by Peculiar_Investor
Tue Nov 28, 2017 10:57 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: After financial independence, do you lose motivation for work?
Replies: 156
Views: 11549

Re: After financial independence, do you lose motivation for work?

Achieving financial independence (FI) changed my motivation for work, it became less about the rat race and more about choosing projects that interested/benefitted me and gave me the most learning opportunity and/or enjoyment. Many times these we lateral rather than upward movements which sometimes ...
by Peculiar_Investor
Tue Nov 28, 2017 9:28 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Analysis Paralysis: Can you get to the bottom of things?
Replies: 136
Views: 9439

Re: Analysis Paralysis: Can you get to the bottom of things?

It is said that "the perfect is the enemy of the good." Looking for the perfect will blind you to all of the other perfectly good options. There are way too many variables to even attempt to find "perfect" and you have little to no control over many of them. Find the best you can for your own situa...
by Peculiar_Investor
Tue Nov 28, 2017 8:02 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Luggage Update for Travel
Replies: 73
Views: 4188

Re: Luggage Update for Travel

I won't ever check a bag again. Me too. My spouse and I are frequent flyers and almost never check a bag. Our current luggage is Travelpro carry-on bags and we're very happy with them. Check the flight attendants carry-on bags, we notice they are often Travelpro bags. I'd also second the suggestion...
by Peculiar_Investor
Thu Nov 23, 2017 10:24 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Interesting ride so far - Crypto-curriencies
Replies: 112
Views: 8454

Re: Interesting ride so far - Crypto-curriencies

In addition to the cautions others have offered, I'll offer this. I'm a follower of the foundation provided by Ben Graham who began his classic book, The Intelligent Investor , in Chapter 1 with An investment operation is one which, upon thorough analysis promises safety of principal and an adequate...
by Peculiar_Investor
Tue Nov 21, 2017 7:15 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Best option for large foreign currency transfer
Replies: 35
Views: 2722

Re: Best option for large foreign currency transfer

motorcyclesarecool wrote:
Tue Nov 21, 2017 7:03 pm
No slight was intended on my part.
Apologies if I came on a bit strong. I'm annoyed with the owner of the "other" website for their lack of acknowledgement. I've previously alerted Norbert to the website and left it to him to decide if any follow-up was required.
by Peculiar_Investor
Tue Nov 21, 2017 11:19 am
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: Notifications
Replies: 5
Views: 842

Re: Notifications

You might also want to read this post for user specific settings that might work for you.
by Peculiar_Investor
Tue Nov 21, 2017 11:13 am
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: How to Follow a Post
Replies: 9
Views: 960

Re: How to Follow a Post

I don't see a way to follow a particular post. Is there a way and is it working today? There is a setting in your User Control Panel (UCP), under Board preferences that might help. The direct link is https://www.bogleheads.org/forum/ucp.php?i=ucp_prefs&mode=post. Look at your setting for Notify me ...
by Peculiar_Investor
Tue Nov 21, 2017 10:42 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Best option for large foreign currency transfer
Replies: 35
Views: 2722

Re: Best option for large foreign currency transfer

Is there a Danish equivalent to Norbert’s gambit? Buy a high volume liquid company traded both in Copenhagen and New York, journal the shares over to dollars and sell? For what it's worth, the real source is Norbert's gambit - finiki, the Canadian financial wiki which summarizes the discussion from...
by Peculiar_Investor
Wed Nov 15, 2017 12:05 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: WPA2 protocol used by vast majority of wifi connections has been broken
Replies: 112
Views: 11656

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

I have two wireless routers, one by Linksys and the other by ASUS. A couple of days ago I re-checked the respective websites and both had released new firmware that addresses the KRACK WPA2 issue. For those interested in whether there is a fix for your specific router, check out GitHub - kristate/kr...
by Peculiar_Investor
Fri Nov 03, 2017 10:55 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: [Yahoo Finance no longer works - Alternatives to download securities quotes]
Replies: 263
Views: 31505

Re: Excel Macro using Yahoo Finance- not working

Peculiar_Investor, I read through the documentation and I am confused. smfGetYahooPortfolioView() Could you please provide an example of how to use this function to get a price quote of a ticker? Thanks in advance. KlangFool P.S.: I figured this out. It is too simple. smfGetYahooPortfolioView("MMM"...
by Peculiar_Investor
Fri Nov 03, 2017 10:00 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: [Yahoo Finance no longer works - Alternatives to download securities quotes]
Replies: 263
Views: 31505

Re: Excel Macro using Yahoo Finance- not working

A follow-up that I've also posted on FWF. There are some clues/workarounds to the Yahoo! download problem in SMF Add-in Announcements: New ZIP File -- Version 2017.10.31 . From what I can gather from some quick testing using his supplied smfGetYahooPortfolioView-Example.xls file, the update for the...
by Peculiar_Investor
Thu Nov 02, 2017 2:30 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: [Yahoo Finance no longer works - Alternatives to download securities quotes]
Replies: 263
Views: 31505

Re: Excel Macro using Yahoo Finance- not working

The admin in the Yahoo Finance group reports that they're working on the outage. Hopefully he is correct, and it's not a policy change. Any change you have a link for this information because it seems to be contradicted by This was posted on yahoo.uservoice.com: AdminYahoo Product Support (Admin, Y...
by Peculiar_Investor
Thu Nov 02, 2017 9:39 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: [Yahoo Finance no longer works - Alternatives to download securities quotes]
Replies: 263
Views: 31505

Re: Excel Macro using Yahoo Finance- not working

A follow-up that I've also posted on FWF. There are some clues/workarounds to the Yahoo! download problem in SMF Add-in Announcements: New ZIP File -- Version 2017.10.31 . From what I can gather from some quick testing using his supplied smfGetYahooPortfolioView-Example.xls file, the update for the ...
by Peculiar_Investor
Thu Nov 02, 2017 8:03 am
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Taylor Larimore Member #495
Replies: 17
Views: 7696

Re: Taylor Larimore Member #495

denovo wrote:
Thu Nov 02, 2017 3:01 am
How do we know our member numbers?
Click on the profile link, i.e for you it is memberlist.php?mode=viewprofile&u=48065. You are user #48065.
by Peculiar_Investor
Thu Nov 02, 2017 7:47 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: [Yahoo Finance no longer works - Alternatives to download securities quotes]
Replies: 263
Views: 31505

Re: Excel Macro using Yahoo Finance- not working

It has been reported in a number of places. For example, I use the Excel SMF Add-in to get quotes from Yahoo! via RCHGetYahooQuotes() function and that stopped working yesterday afternoon. Others are noticing as well, see https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/smf_addin/conversations/messages/33396. Th...
by Peculiar_Investor
Mon Oct 30, 2017 8:03 am
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: To Avatar or Not - Get One? How did you choose?
Replies: 137
Views: 7860

Re: To Avatar or not to Avatar . . how did you choose or not choose?

My username often get shortened to PI (or some variation), hence the avatar.
by Peculiar_Investor
Sun Oct 29, 2017 11:20 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: S&P 500 -- Ten Years Thoughts?
Replies: 45
Views: 5549

Re: S&P 500 -- Ten Years Thoughts?

Is the S&P 500 still worth it overall? I see Buffet / Bogle advice recommending it, with a preference to all-market. However these are available hedged in the UK. That's the US centric home country bias coming into play IMHO. You have to consider that the U.S. economy has been the world's leading e...
by Peculiar_Investor
Sun Oct 29, 2017 8:23 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: S&P 500 -- Ten Years Thoughts?
Replies: 45
Views: 5549

Re: S&P 500 -- Ten Years Thoughts?

Is the S&P 500 still worth it overall? I see Buffet / Bogle advice recommending it, with a preference to all-market. However these are available hedged in the UK. That's the US centric home country bias coming into play IMHO. Others have mentioned it above and given some thoughts on it. As a Canadi...