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by dewey
Sun Oct 15, 2017 10:31 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: New mattress
Replies: 37
Views: 3119

Re: New mattress

We’re having a new Pure 100% latex mattress delivered next week. My research led us to latex. Our current foam mattress has worked well but we’re excited for the latex upgrade.
by dewey
Sun Oct 15, 2017 10:16 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What are you driving? And would you buy your current ride again?
Replies: 130
Views: 6801

Re: What are you driving? And would you buy your current ride again?

Wife has a 2014 Mazda 3 GTS. It has all the new safety features. Sporty ride and drive. And we average 30 mpg in mixed driving. She loves the car. Would definitely buy again. I drive a 2016 Acura RDX. Terrific vehicle in literally all ways. This is our AWD vehicle and would purchase again in a heart...
by dewey
Sun Oct 08, 2017 11:22 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Has your "risk tolerance" been tested?
Replies: 105
Views: 6516

Re: Has your "risk tolerance" been tested?

My wife and I both agreed that we should do absolutely nothing. And as I've said, the right description of 2008-2009 was not "we stayed the course" but "we froze like deer caught in the headlights." I'm a fraidycat and have always had "too conservative" an allocation. As a matter of fact in 2007 I ...
by dewey
Thu Oct 05, 2017 4:26 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Millionaire Next Door (Thank you Bogleheads)
Replies: 81
Views: 11152

Re: Millionaire Next Door (Thank you Bogleheads)

Always great hearing the two comma news. Good for you!!!
by dewey
Wed Oct 04, 2017 5:38 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: another 2 comma club member
Replies: 48
Views: 4236

Re: another 2 comma club member

Awesome...with a side of awesome sauce. Congrats!!!
by dewey
Wed Oct 04, 2017 11:24 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Does anyone hold cash?
Replies: 58
Views: 5587

Re: Does anyone hold cash?

Retired, holding approximately 2 years living expenses in cash.
by dewey
Sat Sep 30, 2017 10:44 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Waxing my car!
Replies: 48
Views: 4231

Re: Waxing my car!

I use Griot's Poly Wax. It is very easy to apply and remove. One of the easiest I've ever used. It gives a really nice shine. And is extremely durable and long lasting.
by dewey
Sun Sep 24, 2017 11:49 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Lifestyle Creep
Replies: 142
Views: 11726

Re: Lifestyle Creep

I'm 68, my wife is 65--both retired. Our house is a regular 3 bedroom 2 bath. We clean it ourselves. We do all the yard care and mowing (smaller lot of course). I clean the gutters. We wash our windows when our mostly younger neighbors hire it out. We cook most of our meals at home but when we go ou...
by dewey
Fri Sep 15, 2017 11:23 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Personal Milestone-this is the only place to share
Replies: 21
Views: 2370

Re: Personal Milestone-this is the only place to share

Excellent--congrats! Puts a bounce in your step today...
by dewey
Sun Sep 03, 2017 1:12 pm
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: [Are the Bogleheads] getting less interesting?
Replies: 255
Views: 17079

Re: [Are the Bogleheads] getting less interesting?

“The measure of an education is that you acquire some idea of the extent of your ignorance.” Christopher Hitchens
by dewey
Fri Sep 01, 2017 5:02 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Are Roomba's effective?
Replies: 55
Views: 4645

Re: Are Roomba's effective?

We have the 800 series and I wouldn't buy one again. It's cleaning capacity is mediocre compared to a vacuum cleaner or stick. Basically worthless on carpet so we only run it on hard surfaces. You have to prep the spaces it will run in or else it's likely to get stuck. Since it has these operational...
by dewey
Tue Aug 08, 2017 4:41 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Question for Buick Verano (non turbo) or Mazda3 owners
Replies: 35
Views: 1900

Re: Question for Buick Verano (non turbo) or Mazda3 owners

My wife has a Mazda 2014 Grand Touring Sport w/automatic transmission (purchased new). Great car. Handles well. Has all the modern safety features. Terrific gas mileage. No behavior issues to date. I enjoy it too. I like a bit more comfort and quieter ride but this is a sportier car and that explain...
by dewey
Tue Jul 18, 2017 10:59 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Good Service for Flagship Investors
Replies: 35
Views: 4495

Re: Good Service for Flagship Investors

My first Flagship Rep was outstanding. He was promoted and his replacement was not as stellar. I made a change and my current Rep is terrific. Prior to Flagship all my service was very good. I've been with Vanguard a long time and would give their service two thumbs up.
by dewey
Thu Jul 06, 2017 9:33 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How did you handle the costs of your child's wedding?
Replies: 170
Views: 13729

Re: How did you handle the costs of your child's wedding?

I told my daughters--many decades ago--when they got married they'd get $10,000.00 each to use as they chose (wedding fun, honeymoon travel, toward house down-payment---up to them). My younger daughter asked what would happen if they didn't get married. I said "Then you get $20,000.00"
by dewey
Tue Jun 06, 2017 10:32 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Vanguard Expense Ratio Advantage
Replies: 37
Views: 3164

Re: Vanguard Expense Ratio Advantage

The others have lowered their ER's for one reason as far as I can tell--Vanguard was eating their lunch. Had Vanguard never existed what's the chance they'd do what they're doing now? I give Vanguard my business in part to support them for having supported me--over the long haul.
by dewey
Sun Apr 23, 2017 10:55 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Any regrets living a frugal life for high income/high networth individuals?
Replies: 170
Views: 22149

Re: Any regrets living a frugal life for high income/high networth individuals?

OP, take a reality check. (and I mean that in a nice way). You live probably a really really nice life style compared to almost everyone in the world. I could be wrong, but my guess is your total cash outlay over the course of a year is between $75,000 and $100,000 a year. That isn't living frugall...
by dewey
Fri Mar 31, 2017 1:08 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Keep two cars for one person to drive
Replies: 34
Views: 3076

Re: Keep two cars for one person to drive

My thoughts? If the numbers are reasonable and you can manage the two vehicles - why not? I used to drive a sporty Acura hatchback and now have the same Toyota Tacoma as you as a daily driver. I love the utility of the Tacoma for weekend tasks and hauling things but I'd be lying if I said I didn't ...
by dewey
Tue Mar 14, 2017 12:59 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Hit 2M Net worth - Wanted to pass my gratitude to all wonderful people in this forum
Replies: 37
Views: 9793

Re: Hit 2M Net worth - Wanted to pass my gratitude to all wonderful people in this forum

njay73---

I didn't see your age? Just curious. But definitely congratulations regardless of it!
by dewey
Mon Feb 27, 2017 11:50 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Outdoor grill: gas or electric?
Replies: 55
Views: 3932

Re: Outdoor grill: gas or electric?

I have the Weber Genesis stainless steel natural gas grill (direct feed from the house--no need to fill cans) and a Traeger. They serve different purposes. But what I've been doing with steaks and chops is, smoke the meat for a while on the Traeger to give that added flavor, then, finish it with a v...
by dewey
Wed Feb 22, 2017 10:43 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Dishwasher suggestions. LG Quad Wash vs???
Replies: 43
Views: 3772

Re: Dishwasher suggestions. LG Quad Wash vs???

walletless wrote:Bosch 800 and 500 series with top 3rd shelf is very popular. I have an older generation Bosch in my house (without the top shelf) and very happy with it. I'd not hesitate to buy another Bosch DW should this one go bad and need a replacement.

Edit- thesweethome agrees: http://thesweethome.com/reviews/the-best-dishwasher/


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by dewey
Tue Jan 03, 2017 7:08 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: TV in the bedroom?
Replies: 82
Views: 6472

Re: TV in the bedroom?

We have one in the bedroom. We use it sparingly but almost nightly before sleeping. DW sleeps like a rock so is never disturbed if I use it and she wants to sleep. I on the other hand...
by dewey
Fri Oct 14, 2016 12:16 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Who is a true Boglehead?!
Replies: 38
Views: 2980

Re: Who is a true Boglehead?!

Tamalak wrote:
lagflag wrote:
leonidas wrote:They will let you slide with just one missed step :D

But but but I once tried to time the market (and I beat it actually). Any chance now? :|

Leave and never return!


I took "leave and never return" completely as humor.
by dewey
Fri Oct 07, 2016 5:27 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Johnnie Walker Blue worth the cost?
Replies: 70
Views: 6989

Re: Johnnie Walker Blue worth the cost?

For those who prefer JW Black, I'd suggest giving Famous Grouse Smokey Black a try (previously the Black Grouse). I used to be a fan of JW Black but much prefer the Grouse--and at a better price point to boot.
by dewey
Thu Sep 15, 2016 9:13 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Recommendations for Small or Midsize SUV/Crossover
Replies: 66
Views: 7579

Re: Recommendations for Small or Midsize SUV/Crossover

Based on your criteria--I'd suggest adding the Acura RDX to you list. It checks all the boxes except turbo engine. But it has an excellent engine in terms of power (6 cylinder). But it also makes many important safety features available at a surprising price for a premier brand.
by dewey
Fri Aug 19, 2016 11:11 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Favorite Restaurant Stop on Road Trips
Replies: 142
Views: 13340

Re: Favorite Restaurant Stop on Road Trips

happyisland wrote:I'm honestly shocked that there are so many votes for Chik Fil A. Who puts a bread and butter pickle on a fried chicken sandwich? I know you can pick it off, but that is just downright suspicious behavior.



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by dewey
Fri Aug 05, 2016 9:21 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Work in Vancouver, WA..possibly live in Camas?
Replies: 70
Views: 5973

Re: Work in Vancouver, WA..possibly live in Camas?

Camas has good schools but as others have said--so does Vancouver. Likely more diversity in many Vancover schools than Camas since Camas is much higher income. Vancouver is a great place to be retired--which we are. And we go to Portland 2-3 days a week for meals and entertainment. We time most of i...
by dewey
Fri Jul 29, 2016 2:32 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Question on Reinvestment of Dividends
Replies: 14
Views: 1748

Re: Question on Reinvestment of Dividends

Would folks here favor Specific Identification over First In/First Out? FIFO seems to have the built in mechanism that assures if you're selling only a portion of shares, that they will be the longest held shares automatically? I confess I'm way in over my head on this but would welcome thoughts/cou...
by dewey
Mon Jun 13, 2016 11:24 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Reasonably Priced Red Wines
Replies: 47
Views: 3788

Reasonably Priced Red Wines

Re-visiting an earlier topic of sorts. I'm curious about Bogleheads' preferences for good red wine under $15.00. I know prices can vary quite widely across the country based on taxes, etc. That said--my beginners are Columbia Crest Grand Estates (all are good by my taste, in fact, their chardonnay i...
by dewey
Fri Jun 10, 2016 10:43 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Quality Coffee Maker?
Replies: 54
Views: 6416

Re: Quality Coffee Maker?

texasdiver wrote:Technivorms are great but they are spendy and also tall. It wouldn't fit under my kitchen cabinets. A good cheaper alternative is this one. Best machine I have ever had

http://www.amazon.com/Bonavita-BV1900TS ... B00O9FO1HK


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by dewey
Sun Jun 05, 2016 10:22 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Leave garage door open?
Replies: 109
Views: 13099

Re: Leave garage door open?

Do you leave the front door to the house open? Probably not. It's there for a reason. In addition to what so many have said here about safety, critters, leaves, dirt, etc., from an open garage door, it's also not something most neighbors want to see. There's a reason many HOA's have garage door prot...
by dewey
Mon Apr 25, 2016 6:21 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Pros/Cons of Condo Living?
Replies: 43
Views: 5511

Re: Pros/Cons of Condo Living?

The one thing to be wary of is a Board change that erodes the governing documents/rules. Two condo experiences taught me there are lots of people who think the rules are for everyone else. Once the ethic and code of condo living are weakened it's very difficult to restore. Then it's not far away fro...
by dewey
Wed Mar 30, 2016 11:49 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Do you pay for yardwork?
Replies: 71
Views: 8050

Re: Do you pay for yardwork?

I do my own pre emergent and fertilization applications as well as mowing, trimming, edging and winterization. With two kids now and another on the way it has become a sort of hobby for myself that I can do without leaving home. I just bought a commercial spreader with a 100# hopper capacity which ...
by dewey
Wed Mar 30, 2016 11:46 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: leaving vanguard due to math errors / poor customer service?
Replies: 107
Views: 15035

Re: leaving vanguard due to math errors / poor customer service?

My Vanguard experience overall has been very good. When they kicked my Voyager advisor upstairs though, the replacement was not up to speed. After a few curious communications, I asked for a replacement. Her supervisor was very protective of her--but also very protective of himself and finally yield...
by dewey
Mon Jan 25, 2016 11:27 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Think my future father in law is giving the wrong advice to my fiance..what should i do?
Replies: 111
Views: 11687

Re: Think my future father in law is giving the wrong advice to my fiance..what should i do?

jimb_fromATL wrote:I wonder if perhaps a bigger issue is that "her father moved her money" ... when she's 29 years old and apparently living with you instead of with him, and she didn't even discuss it with you first. :?

jimb


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by dewey
Mon Jan 25, 2016 12:52 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Netflix increasing prices. Will you keep it?
Replies: 73
Views: 11024

Re: Netflix increasing prices. Will you keep it?

zagyzebra wrote:Cancel over a $2 increase? Nah. Just last night I watched a 90-minute Part 1 of a 4-part entertaining Chelsea Handler documentary series. To me, original specials like these help justify the price increase.


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by dewey
Mon Jan 18, 2016 12:16 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: [Investing] Things that would/will never happen in your lifetime
Replies: 43
Views: 6296

Re: Things that would/will never happen in your lifetime

I recall my Dad telling me (I'm 66) years back that his 5% home mortgage rate would never be seen again. Not only was it seen--it's been lower for years. Things I don't think (or hope) we'll see again is the 29 cent per gallon gasoline I recall from the mid 60's in NJ and bread for 25 cents a loaf i...
by dewey
Fri Jan 15, 2016 11:33 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: I'm sitting here watching FOX Business...14200??
Replies: 92
Views: 10266

Re: I'm sitting here watching FOX Business...14200??

Just did some rebalancing this morning. Stay the course.
by dewey
Tue Jan 12, 2016 12:50 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Are Online/Distance Graduate Degrees Respected?
Replies: 28
Views: 6485

Re: Are Online/Distance Graduate Degrees Respected?

It depends. From which institutions? In what degree programs? Compared to what alternatives? Sure--Stanford matters. Is that what you're asking? As always, caveat emptor. But on balance...overall...how is the question answered? That would be my measure.
by dewey
Mon Jan 04, 2016 11:50 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Article: Stocks overvalued and could see 50%+ drop
Replies: 29
Views: 4804

Re: Article: Stocks overvalued and could see 50%+ drop

Here is this one from Bill Gross about Dow 5,000 September 6, 2002: 5:10 PM EDT NEW YORK (CNN/Money) - The manager of the world's biggest bond mutual fund predicts the Dow Jones industrial average could fall another 40 percent to 5,000 because the stock market remains stubbornly expensive . . . And...
by dewey
Mon Jan 04, 2016 2:24 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How do you have fun?
Replies: 73
Views: 6833

Re: How do you have fun?

To keep it brief...cooking, eating, drinking, sex, exercising, reading, hiking, sex, meditating, socializing, walking, music, ........and not in any particular order or amount.
by dewey
Mon Jan 04, 2016 2:16 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: How many streams of income do you have?
Replies: 60
Views: 7768

Re: How many streams of income do you have?

Toons wrote:Pensions
SS
Capital Gains,Dividends,Interest from investments :happy

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by dewey
Sun Dec 20, 2015 11:36 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Bogleheads: Share how you like to vacation
Replies: 113
Views: 12093

Re: Bogleheads: Share how you like to vacation

We enjoy vacationing overseas and stateside, both. But the hallmark of our vacationing no matter where we go, is to treat it as a vacation. That is, we don't over do it. We don't try to see everything there is to see or do everything there is to do. Instead, we pretend we're wealthy and will return ...
by dewey
Fri Aug 28, 2015 12:53 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Bogle: retirees should focus on dividends
Replies: 157
Views: 20004

Re: Bogle: retirees should focus on dividends

So here's where I get confused. I thought that where dividends get declared, the price of the stock goes down. So if you cash out the dividends you are actually drawing down your portfolio, no? Isn't it virtually the same to withdraw from your portfolio? So cogently stated. I for one, and I'm certa...
by dewey
Fri Aug 28, 2015 12:46 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: How much do you donate to your kid's public school?
Replies: 60
Views: 8183

Re: How much do you donate to your kid's public school?

The cost of public schools are spread across the 'public.' It's not based on whether we have kids in schools, or for some people, whether they have kids at all.It's about educating the next generation to join and hopefully improve upon the greatest democratic experiment we could devise. We don't hav...
by dewey
Thu Aug 27, 2015 12:23 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Tire rotation
Replies: 59
Views: 7865

Re: Tire rotation

munemaker wrote:There is a small booklet in the glove box of your car known as the owners manual. The answer you seek is found there.


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by dewey
Tue Aug 25, 2015 10:53 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Trip to Denmark/Sweden
Replies: 23
Views: 2932

Re: Trip to Denmark/Sweden

If going north by car through Denmark into Norway and/or Sweden, pass through Aalborg (Denmark's 4th largest city and a lovely place). Once there, drive up to Skaagen (yes--the famous watch namesake) which is on the most northern point of Denmark and not a very far drive, but through the Danish coun...
by dewey
Wed Jul 29, 2015 11:47 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Index Funds May Work a Little Too Well
Replies: 19
Views: 4199

Re: Index Funds May Work a Little Too Well

adamthesmythe wrote:"not that they're not actually illegal"

Made my brain hurt.


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