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by BeachPerson
Mon May 25, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Anyone buy a car from a rental car company???
Replies: 25
Views: 2571

Anyone buy a car from a rental car company???

Buying from rental car companies And they often sell these cars online with no-haggle pricing and at a significant discount to other used car sellers. I considered getting my last car this way, but wanted a car with the latest safety features. Now with Hertz going bankrupt, could be a good option.
by BeachPerson
Tue May 19, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How to get disinfecting wipes..seriously
Replies: 74
Views: 5297

Re: How to get disinfecting wipes..seriously

Our local Target only has senior hour two times a week. I go at opening on a non-senior day and walk as fast as I can back to the wipes aisle. I do the same thing. Sometimes Target has double, triple and four packs. Closest Target to me opens at 8:00. I get there at 7:30 and I am the first in line....
by BeachPerson
Sun May 17, 2020 6:04 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Buying Amazon vs direct from company....
Replies: 40
Views: 3175

Re: Buying Amazon vs direct from company....

I used to get dress shirts from Amazon, but I started going directly to the company. I would get the discounts from them in email. Worked out better.
by BeachPerson
Sat May 16, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: My 2017 CRV is a victim of the dreaded oil gas-dilution issue
Replies: 1169
Views: 185833

Re: My 2017 CRV is a victim of the dreaded oil gas-dilution issue

I have a 2018 CRV and believe my car suffers from this because I smell gas in the cabin when the a/c is pulling in air from outside. As a result of this, i always use recirculate, which works well. Check engine light (and all the others) came on just past 40,000 miles. Took it in to the dealer and ...
by BeachPerson
Sat May 16, 2020 8:43 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How to get Toilet Paper ? seriously.
Replies: 684
Views: 55528

Re: How to get Toilet Paper ? seriously.

Costco is loaded with the 30 pack Kirkland brand. Got that yesterday.
by BeachPerson
Wed May 13, 2020 11:07 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Termites - Bait (Sentricon) vs Liquid (Termidor)
Replies: 17
Views: 861

Termites - Bait (Sentricon) vs Liquid (Termidor)

Anyone compare the bait verse liquid for termite treatment? Sentricon is much more expensive, but is it worth the extra $$ over Termidor?
by BeachPerson
Wed May 06, 2020 9:43 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Financial advisors getting coaches now???
Replies: 2
Views: 428

Financial advisors getting coaches now???

Advisors needing coaches For Financial Advisors Wanting Proven Systems To Attract Qualified Prospects & Free Up Time...Even When It Seems Impossible Right Now I get my share of Facebook advertisements for free dinners and webinars. Now I am getting Facebook advertisements targeting financial adviso...
by BeachPerson
Thu Apr 30, 2020 5:18 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Vanguard and Fidelity investors stay the course
Replies: 0
Views: 304

Vanguard and Fidelity investors stay the course

Vanguard & Fidelity stay the course
Vanguard told Yahoo Finance that its clients have “overwhelmingly stayed the course,”
The Bogleheads are with Vanguard and Fidelity.
by BeachPerson
Thu Apr 30, 2020 5:13 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Vanguard Domintes 1s Qtr ETF inflows
Replies: 0
Views: 166

Vanguard Domintes 1s Qtr ETF inflows

Vanguard dominates ETF inflows
When it comes to ETFs, there are three big players, and then there’s everyone else, but in the first quarter, there was one asset manager to rule them all.
Vanguard still dominating.
by BeachPerson
Tue Apr 28, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: ??? Thomas Stanley - Stop Acting Rich book
Replies: 121
Views: 13271

Re: ??? Thomas Stanley - Stop Acting Rich book

I enjoyed Millionaire Next Door and Millionaire Mind but I hadn't heard of this book. Something I should read it seems. The latest book that came out in 2019, The Next Millionaire Next Door is good too. The book was finished by Thomas Stanley's daughter after Thomas was tragically killed in a car a...
by BeachPerson
Tue Apr 28, 2020 6:26 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: ??? Thomas Stanley - Stop Acting Rich book
Replies: 121
Views: 13271

Re: ??? Thomas Stanley - Stop Acting Rich book

These are some of my favorite quotes from Stop Acting Rich - I was shocked about the country club members More than 93% of boating enthusiasts are not millionaires. P. 40 Stop Acting Rich 64% of millionaires surveyed never owned a vacation home, beach bungalow or mountain cabin. P. 40-41 Stop Acting...
by BeachPerson
Mon Apr 27, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: ??? Thomas Stanley - Stop Acting Rich book
Replies: 121
Views: 13271

??? Thomas Stanley - Stop Acting Rich book

On Page 54 of Thomas Stanley's Stop Acting Rich book he writes It takes only 54 high-income generating farmers to produce 100 who are millionaires. But it take 383 high-income generating physicians to produce just 100 millionaires. Where do the remaining 46 farmers come from to produce 100 millionai...
by BeachPerson
Wed Apr 22, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Fixed Index Annuities - better than bonds?
Replies: 18
Views: 1068

Re: Fixed Index Annuities - better than bonds?

Fidelity on Index Annuities

Fidelity did a nice job explaining them The participation rate is also scary.

I will avoid like the plague
by BeachPerson
Tue Apr 21, 2020 8:19 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How to get Liquid Hand Soap? seriously.
Replies: 76
Views: 4245

Re: How to get Liquid Hand Soap? seriously.

Walgreens where I livegets deliveries on Wednesdays and Saturdays. I was able to get a large refill bottle from Target. There is a Castco across the street from Target and a Super Walmart three miles away and another brand new Super Walmart eight miles away, so Target tends to be ignored.
by BeachPerson
Sun Apr 19, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Pool of Water six feet from foundation of front of home
Replies: 30
Views: 2543

Re: Pool of Water six feet from foundation of front of home

When I bought a townhouse back in the 1990s, the land sloped into the house. I had dirt dumped, and I regraded it to slope down. Replanted grass seed and the problem was fixed. Not that difficult to do. I am not the best of a handyman neither.

Just the professional quotes first.
by BeachPerson
Sun Apr 19, 2020 1:56 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How to get Liquid Hand Soap? seriously.
Replies: 76
Views: 4245

Re: How to get Liquid Hand Soap? seriously.

Target has saved me with the insanity. Just go at 7:30 AM and wait in line. I do that. I am the first in line just about every time. Target is the best kept secret. Go!!!!! You won't be first in line any more! :D That is why I did not post this to the neighborhood Facebook page. The sanitary wipes ...
by BeachPerson
Sun Apr 19, 2020 12:13 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How to get Liquid Hand Soap? seriously.
Replies: 76
Views: 4245

Re: How to get Liquid Hand Soap? seriously.

Target has been great! They are even better for toilet paper. Just go there 20 minutes before they open. Tuesdays and Wednesdays are senior hours from 8 - 9 AM. Do not go Sunday. No truck delivers on those days. Otherwise been great. Awesome for sanitary wipes. Just one pack per person. However, I w...
by BeachPerson
Fri Apr 17, 2020 11:57 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Runners -Anyone use the old fashion Shoe Goo??
Replies: 30
Views: 1388

Runners -Anyone use the old fashion Shoe Goo??

Starting out running in the late 70s, Shoe Goo was popular to extend the life of a shoe. Could get Shoe Goo at the running stores. Now need to go to Walmart. I mention it at the running stores, and they do not like to discuss it.
by BeachPerson
Fri Apr 17, 2020 10:46 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: What is happening to advisers that rely on dinners for clients???
Replies: 1
Views: 419

What is happening to advisers that rely on dinners for clients???

What is happening to advisers that rely on dinners for clients??? I get my share of invites to these with postcards and Facebook advertisements. Free steak dinner to hear about insurance products as an investment. I would bet many are getting the $$ from the Government to stay in business.
by BeachPerson
Fri Apr 17, 2020 9:56 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How are you exercising with gym closures
Replies: 111
Views: 5808

Re: How are you exercising with gym closures

Running in place in the living room and watching CNBC or running/walking outside.

Doing planks for the core.

Yes - I miss the gym!
by BeachPerson
Wed Apr 15, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How to get Toilet Paper ? seriously.
Replies: 684
Views: 55528

Re: How to get Toilet Paper ? seriously.

TP is not the first thing to get at the stores. Now it is the Clorox sanitary wipes. I was third in line to get into Wegman's today that opened at 7:00 AM. I was there at 6:10 AM. Everyone raced to the cleaning isle and it was a mob scene getting the wipes. I had to scream "Six feet! Six feet!!!" t...
by BeachPerson
Wed Apr 15, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How to get Toilet Paper ? seriously.
Replies: 684
Views: 55528

Re: How to get Toilet Paper ? seriously.

TP is not the first thing to get at the stores. Now it is the Clorox sanitary wipes. I was third in line to get into Wegman's today that opened at 7:00 AM. I was there at 6:10 AM. Everyone raced to the cleaning isle and it was a mob scene getting the wipes. I had to scream "Six feet! Six feet!!!" to...
by BeachPerson
Sun Apr 12, 2020 9:42 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How to get Toilet Paper ? seriously.
Replies: 684
Views: 55528

Re: How to get Toilet Paper ? seriously.

What's a reasonable number of times one is allowed to go grocery shopping during the week? It's either me shopping for my household or a gig worker shopping on my behalf or a delivery worker making deliveries. It's the same net amount of trips if not more if I outsource it. Genuinely curious. We ar...
by BeachPerson
Sun Apr 12, 2020 9:03 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How to get Toilet Paper ? seriously.
Replies: 684
Views: 55528

Re: How to get Toilet Paper ? seriously.

Target gets shipments Monday thru Saturday, Just get in line at 7:30 AM, and will get the TP when you get in the store.
by BeachPerson
Mon Apr 06, 2020 8:25 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How to get Toilet Paper ? seriously.
Replies: 684
Views: 55528

Re: How to get Toilet Paper ? seriously.

Does anyone have updated reports of toilet paper becoming more readily available in your area? The toilet paper shelves are all empty here, at least in the afternoons, I don't get up early to go hunting. I've been seeing limited amounts show up sporadically where I live. I'm not sure if "Fiora" is ...
by BeachPerson
Tue Mar 31, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Anyone learn about Behavior Economics???
Replies: 6
Views: 499

Re: Anyone learn about Behavior Economics???

Being home quarantined, I watched a video by Richard Thaler and a few others on the topics. Any recommendations on learning more? Read or re-read any of these topics Daniel Kahneman as a start. If you haven't already read them, I'd recommend the following books as a starting point. 'Thinking, Fast ...
by BeachPerson
Tue Mar 31, 2020 7:47 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Anyone learn about Behavior Economics???
Replies: 6
Views: 499

Anyone learn about Behavior Economics???

Being home quarantined, I watched a video by Richard Thaler and a few others on the topics.

Any recommendations on learning more?
by BeachPerson
Mon Mar 30, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What will you do first, once COVID pandemic is over?
Replies: 271
Views: 17133

Re: What will you do first, once COVID pandemic is over?

Go back to the gym for biking and lifting. Now I am running outside
by BeachPerson
Mon Mar 30, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How to get Toilet Paper ? seriously.
Replies: 684
Views: 55528

Re: How to get Toilet Paper ? seriously.

Target has been great! Picked up a twelve pack of toilet paper this morning. I arrived at 7:30 AM, and just one person in front of me for the 8:00 AM opening. Was able to get a double pack of Clorox wipes too. Commercial cleaning companies are putting up signs to come to their offices for paper prod...
by BeachPerson
Sun Mar 29, 2020 10:06 am
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: I am 16, Bogleheads help me be rich one day
Replies: 114
Views: 7871

Re: I am 16, Bogleheads help me be rich one day

I am 16 and last year made $700 in income as a parking lot attendant as well as earning $30 a week dog walking. I am a saver and stash or invest around 80% of my income. Emergency funds: I do not currently have expenses but have $1,100 in the bank. Debt: None Tax Filing Status: Single Tax Rate: Not...
by BeachPerson
Sun Mar 29, 2020 9:54 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: The end of cruise ships [cruise line stock prices]
Replies: 246
Views: 26083

Re: The end of cruise ships

LawProf wrote:
Wed Mar 11, 2020 5:00 pm
I'd worry about bankruptcy risk.
The cruise companies do not pay US taxes, and do not hire US workers. They do what ever they can to avoid US laws. We can find other entertainment.
by BeachPerson
Mon Mar 23, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How to get Toilet Paper ? seriously.
Replies: 684
Views: 55528

Re: How to get Toilet Paper ? seriously.

Wegman's had about 30 Charmin 12 pack jumbo rolls when the store opened at 7:00 AM today. I got one.

Wegman's keeps the six pack toilet paper available.
by BeachPerson
Sun Mar 22, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How to get Toilet Paper ? seriously.
Replies: 684
Views: 55528

Re: How to get Toilet Paper ? seriously.

The two Wegman's where I live have been stocking the the six packs. You are allowed one six pack a visit
by BeachPerson
Tue Mar 17, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: CNBC Nightly Business Report cease production in Dec 2019
Replies: 123
Views: 7406

Re: CNBC Nightly Business Report cease production in Dec 2019

SurfCityBill wrote:
Tue Mar 17, 2020 4:24 pm
I was very disappointed when they cancelled it. In my area it was replaced with France24. :confused
Me too. I have found Bloomberg ETF, Commodities, and Undercover as OK to watch.
by BeachPerson
Sat Feb 29, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: The most valuable lesson in your investment career?
Replies: 87
Views: 4671

Re: The most valuable lesson in your investment career?

Max out retirement every year.

Live under my means

Have a second income

Take care of health
by BeachPerson
Sat Feb 29, 2020 8:26 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: CNBC Nightly Business Report cease production in Dec 2019
Replies: 123
Views: 7406

Re: CNBC Nightly Business Report cease production in Dec 2019

I am missing NBR during current sell off. I also enjoyed watching the Nightly Business Report. The only program I have been watching to replace it is the new Bloomberg Wall Street Week. It is a weekly program available at the link I posted earlier in this thread. https://www.bloomberg.com/series/wa...
by BeachPerson
Sat Feb 29, 2020 8:13 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Millionaire Next Door compared to Dave Ramsey research
Replies: 31
Views: 4116

Millionaire Next Door compared to Dave Ramsey research

Like most Bogleheads , I am a big fan of The Millionaire Next Door books. Chris Hogan wrote Everyday Millionaires . Chris is with the Dave Ramsey group. The late Thomas Stanley work, and now his daughter Sarah Stanley Fallow is keeping the company going. I believe some of the research could be flawe...
by BeachPerson
Fri Feb 28, 2020 11:28 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Bloomberg: Vanguard investors do not panic
Replies: 2
Views: 1080

Bloomberg: Vanguard investors do not panic

Vanguard investors do not get scared Even as the coronavirus scare sent equities tumbling this week, mom-and-pop investors made big bets into Vanguard Group Inc.’s exchange-traded funds. Inflows into those ETFs roughly tripled relative to their average daily flow over the last year, jumping to $1.3...
by BeachPerson
Fri Feb 28, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Researchers Compared Vanguard And Fidelity Funds.
Replies: 0
Views: 305

Researchers Compared Vanguard And Fidelity Funds.

Great read. We cannot go wrong with either company. Forbes VG vs Fidelity Nonetheless, Vanguard continues to have an edge in tax-efficiency and if you’re in a taxable account, you should care about that. Generally, either Fidelity or Vanguard funds appear reasonable picks for most investors, with th...
by BeachPerson
Wed Feb 26, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Anyone read books by Richard Thaler???
Replies: 6
Views: 726

Re: Anyone read books by Richard Thaler???


Misbehaving: The Making of Behavioral Economics
Is that the one he won the Nobel Prize in Economics?
by BeachPerson
Wed Feb 26, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Anyone read books by Richard Thaler???
Replies: 6
Views: 726

Anyone read books by Richard Thaler???

Since Richard won the Nobel Prize in Economics, been thinking about getting his book for a long plane flight I will be taking.

Anyone ready his book(s)?
by BeachPerson
Sun Feb 09, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: CNBC Nightly Business Report cease production in Dec 2019
Replies: 123
Views: 7406

Re: Nightly Business Report (NBR) Viewers ?

Retired1809 wrote:
Sat Feb 08, 2020 6:37 pm
Bloomberg TV does a pretty good job. You can stream it free on Pluto TV with Roku for FireTV. Also, Bloomberg is now airing their version of "Wall Street Week" on Friday nights.
Was it on last Friday night? I searched and did not see it.
by BeachPerson
Sun Feb 09, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: CNBC Nightly Business Report cease production in Dec 2019
Replies: 123
Views: 7406

Re: CNBC Nightly Business Report cease production in Dec 2019

^^^ Request received. Thanks. I merged RIMDBogle's thread into the on-going discussion. The combined thread is now in the Personal Consumer Issues forum (TV show). Count me as one of the viewers looking for an alternative. (A better way to get a moderator's attention is to report the post using the...
by BeachPerson
Sat Jan 18, 2020 7:52 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: M* on Vanguard ETF Tax Risks
Replies: 5
Views: 487

M* on Vanguard ETF Tax Risks

M* on Vanguard ETF Tax Risks An untimely mass exodus on the part of mutual fund shareholders could unlock capital gains for everyone left holding the fund, ETF investors included. There has been one notable instance where this stung Vanguard ETF shareholders in the past. Specifically, in 2009, the ...
by BeachPerson
Sat Jan 18, 2020 5:56 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: LA Times on Vanguard Too Big
Replies: 64
Views: 8422

Re: LA Times on Vanguard Too Big

Per the title - "Is Vanguard getting too big to be healthy for the financial system?" IMO the answer is no. But is Vanguard getting too big (or doesn't have effective leadership or management or IT or what have you) to serve its customers well? On the brokerage operation, I'm afraid the answer is y...
by BeachPerson
Fri Jan 17, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: LA Times on Vanguard Too Big
Replies: 64
Views: 8422

LA Times on Vanguard Too Big

Vanguard Too Big It is particularly dominant in the U.S., where last year it took in more money than its two biggest rivals, BlackRock and Fidelity, combined, according to Morningstar. Vanguard today accounts for over a quarter of the entire U.S. mutual-fund market — a market share almost as big as...
by BeachPerson
Sun Jan 12, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Bloomberg Will Revive ‘Wall Street Week’
Replies: 38
Views: 4429

Re: Bloomberg Will Revive ‘Wall Street Week’

Great! I will watch it this week.
by BeachPerson
Wed Jan 01, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: MarketWatch Three-Fund Portfolio Wins Again!
Replies: 73
Views: 5353

Re: MARKETWATCH Three-Fund Portfolio Wins Again!

Yes! Simplicity is the way to go!!!
by BeachPerson
Mon Dec 30, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: ??? @ Stay the Course and start of Vanguard
Replies: 1
Views: 492

??? @ Stay the Course and start of Vanguard

After the Future Structure Study, the Wellington Management Company still had the distribution through the stock brokers, and the stock picking. Jack had the administration. On Page 28 The Wellington funds would create a new subsidiary company, with fund administration as its sole responsibility...W...
by BeachPerson
Fri Dec 27, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: CNBC Nightly Business Report cease production in Dec 2019
Replies: 123
Views: 7406

Re: CNBC Nightly Business Report cease production in Dec 2019

Bummer to watch the last show today. I will be checking the following link weekly: https://www.cnbc.com/anchors-and-reporters/ I enjoyed the stories by Courtney Reagan, Phil Lebeau and Diana Olick the best. I did not care too much for the guest market monitors. http://amgtv.tv/shows/businessfirst/ w...