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by BoomersRock
Wed Apr 11, 2012 9:00 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V
Replies: 3372
Views: 1495359

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V

Half way through Coffeehouse Investor, listening to 18 disc audiobook bio of Frida Kalo and just picked up the new Grisham book from the library, Calico Joe.
by BoomersRock
Wed Apr 11, 2012 8:53 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best watch for around $5,000?
Replies: 1115
Views: 274056

Re: Best watch for around $5,000?

One thing I didn't know about Rolexes is they need to be serviced annually! Expensive. I purchased my ladies in Hong Kong mid- 80's. Paid $2k for 18k with 18k non-rolex presidential band. Beautiful, but would rather have the variety of an inexpensive quartz. Wearing stainless Guggi I bought on EBay ...
by BoomersRock
Fri Mar 16, 2012 7:51 pm
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Boston Chapter?
Replies: 6
Views: 775

Boston Chapter?

Is there a Boston chapter?
by BoomersRock
Mon Mar 12, 2012 3:27 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Anybody figure out the "new mattress" game yet?
Replies: 58
Views: 9427

Re: Anybody figure out the "new mattress" game yet?

Our original mattress was a king-sized "Never Flip" from Englander (made in MA). The stopped making those. We ended up with a Westin "Heavenly" bed. We had this bed in a room we stayed in and liked it. Two people can sleep in it and you cannot feel the other person move. It is just the right soft an...
by BoomersRock
Mon Mar 12, 2012 2:51 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: The new iPad
Replies: 107
Views: 11493

Re: The new iPad

I have been on the fence about purchasing a tablet and/or Ipad for over a year. Couldn't justify it; what would I use it for, really? Well, I realized that I read alot on my smartphone and it makes sense to have something larger and easier to read websites than that. I also figure I will get into eb...
by BoomersRock
Mon Mar 12, 2012 2:43 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V
Replies: 3372
Views: 1495359

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V

Armadillo by William Boyd. A fantastic writer. Hope to read most of his stuff. Never heard of him until I looked up the author of "Any Human Heart" a PBS mini-series with one of my favorite actors, Matthew MacFayden. The write is quite prolific.
by BoomersRock
Mon Mar 12, 2012 2:40 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: what items do Bogleheads buy off Craigslist/Ebay?
Replies: 39
Views: 3815

Re: what items do Bogleheads buy off Craigslist/Ebay?

Yikes, I have been buying stuff and sold a few things on Ebay for years. Designer jewelry, a 1950's peddle car for my husband (exactly like he had), clothes, shoes, cosmetics, electronic accessories, movies, books, toys, dishes. Through Craigslist we purchased a used 37' fifth wheel travel trailer a...
by BoomersRock
Sun Mar 11, 2012 7:27 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Fidelity Portfolio Advisory Service
Replies: 68
Views: 57325

Re: Fidelity Portfolio Advisory Service

I working on putting my portfolio together so I can post here but trying to finish taxes at same time.
by BoomersRock
Sun Mar 11, 2012 5:53 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: BOGLEHEADS 11 ANNUAL MEETING ANNOUNCEMENT
Replies: 134
Views: 41823

Re: BOGLEHEADS 11 ANNUAL MEETING ANNOUNCEMENT

Is this an annual event?
by BoomersRock
Sun Mar 11, 2012 5:31 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Fidelity Portfolio Advisory Service
Replies: 68
Views: 57325

Re: Fidelity Portfolio Advisory Service

I recently found this forum. All of my retirement funds are currently with Fidelity (my company's 401k is there-$200K). I have a separate rollover IRA ($135K) managed by their Portfolio Advisory Service. I have not been happy with how they managed it. I would have thought that it would have done bet...
by BoomersRock
Wed Mar 07, 2012 1:48 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Removing After Tax Money from an IRA & 401K
Replies: 3
Views: 585

Re: Removing After Tax Money from an IRA & 401K

The IRA I set up with after-tax money is about $10K. I was going to convert to a Roth when that was available to me. Now I don't see the point. If I can withdraw without penalties (it is less than the $13K I initially deposited), I would have have a cash account. The $900 that was deposited in my wo...
by BoomersRock
Fri Mar 02, 2012 2:43 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Removing After Tax Money from an IRA & 401K
Replies: 3
Views: 585

Removing After Tax Money from an IRA & 401K

I created a separate IRA a few years ago with after-tax money (the value is still below what I started it with). I also accidentally over contributed to my 401K one year ($900). In my final years prior to my retirement, I would like to create a larger cash reserve as I don't plan on withdrawing my r...