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by Tycoon
Wed Sep 20, 2017 6:13 pm
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: Why so many 'negative' responses?
Replies: 20
Views: 1023

Re: Why so many 'negative' responses?

I have noticed a common trend. After someone posts a topic, most of the replies are usually very negative. I understand the point of discussing things is to consider other viewpoints and perhaps get a firmer understanding of the best practices, principles, and methods. I also understand that certai...
by Tycoon
Mon Sep 18, 2017 6:03 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What is a decent financial book that everyone should buy?
Replies: 20
Views: 1335

Re: What is a decent financial book that everyone should buy?

Jane Bryant Quinn's book. Making The Most Of Your Money or Making the Most Of Your Money Now.
by Tycoon
Sat Sep 16, 2017 8:26 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 2937
Views: 862898

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

It Came from Outer Space (1953)
by Tycoon
Sat Sep 16, 2017 10:16 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Investing in a Low-Return World: Howard Marks' 6 options
Replies: 44
Views: 3701

Re: Investing in a Low-Return World: Howard Marks' 6 options

Does anyone else find it ironic that people have been complaining about the low return environment for the last 8 years when we have seen huge returns in both stocks and bonds? I think it is far riskier to wait on the sidelines in hopes of a bargain that may never come. This is a form of risk that ...
by Tycoon
Sat Sep 16, 2017 6:05 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Investing in a Low-Return World: Howard Marks' 6 options
Replies: 44
Views: 3701

Re: Investing in a Low-Return World: Howard Marks' 6 options

This "low rate" market has been really generous to me the last 10 months. I'll stick with #2. I'm too dumb to understand more complicated schemes, too lazy to earn a PhD, and really don't believe in benevolent market sages.

Good luck to all.

Tycoon
by Tycoon
Fri Sep 15, 2017 9:30 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Retreat to cash
Replies: 276
Views: 38523

Re: Retreat to cash

:oops:
by Tycoon
Tue Sep 12, 2017 6:17 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Iphone X is $1000
Replies: 296
Views: 14577

Re: Iphone X is $1000

I think not.
by Tycoon
Sat Sep 09, 2017 3:21 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Equifax customer information leak
Replies: 622
Views: 35195

Re: Equifax customer information leak

If I may ask: Did people who had frozen their credit reports at the Equifax bureau before the identity disclosure/data exposure began/occurred escape having their information disclosed? Did the criminals (whoever obtained the data) basically pose as if they were commercial solicitors offering credi...
by Tycoon
Sun Sep 03, 2017 11:55 am
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: [Are the Bogleheads] getting less interesting?
Replies: 255
Views: 15868

Re: [Are the Bogleheads] getting less interesting?

I don't recall why the polls were abandoned, but I was not sorry to see them go. I certainly wouldn't base any investment decisions based on polls. Results were seriously statistically flawed. Biased samples, lack of randomness, truthfullness, etc. You might not base decisions on them, but others l...
by Tycoon
Sat Sep 02, 2017 7:54 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Does anyone use Driving Shoes?
Replies: 40
Views: 3874

Re: Does anyone use Driving Shoes?

I have a pair of Merrell Vapor Glove running shoes that I like to drive with. They beat cowboy boots for sure.
by Tycoon
Sat Sep 02, 2017 6:31 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI
Replies: 2587
Views: 818560

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI

For All the Tea in China by Sarah Rose
by Tycoon
Sat Sep 02, 2017 5:32 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Do you know your bond portfolio's REAL 12 month total return?
Replies: 61
Views: 4008

Re: Vanguard Total Bond Market Index Fund

Bogleheads: It is a common mistake to judge a bond fund by its return. This is because higher return (yield) in bonds nearly always means higher risk of loss. Bonds are for safety--not higher return (use a greater percentage of stocks in your portfolio for higher return). This is one reason why Van...
by Tycoon
Sat Sep 02, 2017 11:03 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Robert Kiyosaki - rich dad, poor dad
Replies: 45
Views: 4330

Re: Robert Kiyosaki - rich dad, poor dad

Something to consider when reading any book in this genre is the writer's motivation. Benevolence? Profit? Persuasion? That goes for any book. I'm a skeptic by nature, so I always read with a critical eye - I can't turn it off . Remember, the "intellectuals" at PBS embraced Robert Kiyosaki. I rememb...
by Tycoon
Sat Sep 02, 2017 8:24 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Robert Kiyosaki - rich dad, poor dad
Replies: 45
Views: 4330

Re: Robert Kiyosaki - rich dad, poor dad

indexonlyplease wrote:
Sat Sep 02, 2017 7:38 am

I only wish lawyers would go after these people to stop them from taking the money from desperate people.
Alternately, I wish people would educate themselves so they don't fall for this foolishness. Critical thinking skills for everyone.
by Tycoon
Thu Aug 31, 2017 5:51 pm
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: [Are the Bogleheads] getting less interesting?
Replies: 255
Views: 15868

Re: [Are the Bogleheads] getting less interesting?

Yes, less interesting by magnitudes. It's starting to remind me of Seeking Alpha.

Makes me sad.
by Tycoon
Tue Aug 29, 2017 7:58 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Review with Me - Larry Swedroe's new book
Replies: 165
Views: 6475

Re: Why I asked for Larry book thread to be closed

dbr wrote:
Tue Aug 29, 2017 6:57 pm
The bottom line in investing is that if you don't understand something well enough to decide on your own to do it and you are relying on someone else to tell you that is what you should do, then you shouldn't do it.
EXACTLY!!!
by Tycoon
Mon Aug 28, 2017 5:27 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Can stocks or Bitcoin drop to about zero?
Replies: 45
Views: 3651

Re: Can stocks or Bitcoin drop to about zero?

Yes, it's not only possible, but likely. History shows that many don't survive.
by Tycoon
Sat Aug 26, 2017 7:55 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Is Geico a bait and switcher?
Replies: 32
Views: 4247

Re: Is Geico a bait and switcher?

GEICO State Farm Farmers Allstate etc... All of them gave me a lower rate than I had at the time. All of them raised my rates the next billing period. AMICA is the only insurance company that hasn't. As a rule I used to switch every 2 years, sometimes quicker. I've been with AMICA for over 15 years....
by Tycoon
Mon Aug 21, 2017 9:07 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Please explain how Medicare Billing works? Update
Replies: 114
Views: 8685

Re: Please explain how Medicare Billing works?

Lynette wrote:
Sun Jun 04, 2017 4:58 pm
Yesterday I cut down a tree with a chainsaw and then lugged 40 bags of soils and mulch from Home Depot to cover that area. So I'm fortunate at 73 to still be in really good health.
You are an inspiration!
by Tycoon
Sun Aug 20, 2017 10:52 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: I own no international stocks. Can you guess why?
Replies: 167
Views: 13297

Re: I own no international stocks. Can you guess why?

Because you have no need to own international stocks.
by Tycoon
Sat Aug 19, 2017 8:59 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Is it worth it? [demanding jobs vs time with family]
Replies: 182
Views: 11826

Re: Is it worth it? [demanding jobs vs time with family]

Kuznec wrote:
Thu Aug 17, 2017 10:30 am
Spend more time with children, no money will replace their parents' love.
Exactly!
by Tycoon
Wed Aug 16, 2017 8:30 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Anyone have a personal chef?
Replies: 48
Views: 4501

Re: Anyone have a personal chef?

Yes, as a matter of fact I do. She controls my diet, measures my food intake, and generally cooks me a delicious variety of healthy dishs. I want for nothing. She sleeps with me too.
by Tycoon
Wed Aug 16, 2017 6:04 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: ObamaCare 2018
Replies: 74
Views: 8573

Re: ObamaCare 2018

BruDude wrote:
Tue Aug 15, 2017 5:38 pm
What a mess.
Yep, that about sums it up.
by Tycoon
Sun Aug 13, 2017 1:18 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Expect to spend $2.6M on healthcare?
Replies: 66
Views: 6444

Re: Expect to spend $2.6M on healthcare?

It simply makes no sense. MANY people live on Social Security with hardly any savings. This verifiable fact would seem to be in direct contradiction to the assertion of multiple millions. ? I understand that Medicare is the American programme that pays medical costs in retirement? Social Security i...
by Tycoon
Sun Aug 13, 2017 11:38 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Expect to spend $2.6M on healthcare?
Replies: 66
Views: 6444

Re: Expect to spend $2.6M on healthcare?

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Doesn't that seem... excessive?

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Yes indeed that does seem excessive.
by Tycoon
Fri Aug 11, 2017 5:59 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How far would you travel to see The Eclipse?
Replies: 259
Views: 14494

Re: How far would you travel to see The Eclipse?

I've seen a few of them, lunar and solar. I wouldn't travel to see one.
by Tycoon
Wed Aug 09, 2017 6:42 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Tesla - next big lottery ticket ?
Replies: 177
Views: 17069

Re: Tesla - next big lottery ticket ?

linenfort wrote:What is the grade on the upcoming Tesla bond again? B- :D
I think the yield is supposed to be 5.25%. 8-year bond if I recall.
This tells me all I need to know.
by Tycoon
Tue Aug 08, 2017 6:53 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Still Buying As planned Regardless Of The World Situation
Replies: 72
Views: 7965

Re: Still Buying As planned Regardless Of The World Situation

A student of history might ask what "world situation"?
by Tycoon
Sun Aug 06, 2017 10:36 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Do you count vehicle equity in net worth?
Replies: 203
Views: 10214

Re: Do you count vehicle equity in net worth?

Do you count vehicle equity in net worth?
A simple question with one of two answers. Yes or no. It doesn't ask should you.
by Tycoon
Sat Jul 29, 2017 11:18 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: John Bogle Has Been Right About Investing In International Stocks
Replies: 505
Views: 32783

Re: How much international stock? A suggestion.

If you read in his book Common Sense on Mutual Funds you will see his reasoning about international. It is not exactly the way you think. He makes no prediction regarding "US will outperform International" . I have never heard him saying that. His argument is that historically the return tends to b...
by Tycoon
Sat Jul 29, 2017 5:51 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Your "at peace" moments.
Replies: 98
Views: 11330

Re: Your "at peace" moments.

On the bike at first light - no cars, people, or electronics.
by Tycoon
Sat Jul 22, 2017 3:54 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Is Amazon Prime worth it?
Replies: 135
Views: 10308

Re: Is Amazon Prime worth it?

No, for me it isn't.
by Tycoon
Wed Jul 19, 2017 6:15 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Books not to read.
Replies: 155
Views: 12295

Re: Books not to read.

mak1277 wrote:Don't read (finish) any book you don't like. There are way too many good books in the world to waste time on something you're not enjoying....go ahead, put it down.
I agree.
by Tycoon
Sun Jul 16, 2017 11:56 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: How are folks handling the unprecedented rise in the market ?
Replies: 166
Views: 18244

Re: How are folks handling the unprecedented rise in the market ?

But these are just my feelings, and they don't affect my actions. Why? I learned many years ago that future truly is unpredictable, and any time I tried to predict it (and act on it), I was wrong. I think that line of thinking is true for most older investors - we made stupid mistakes when we were ...
by Tycoon
Fri Jul 14, 2017 7:13 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: How are folks handling the unprecedented rise in the market ?
Replies: 166
Views: 18244

Re: How are folks handling the unprecedented rise in the market ?

I hate to waste my 1000th post on this, but this rise isn't unprecedented. I get the impression people are reading the many posts about time in the market and just not getting it. Oh well, it's not my problem.

Good luck.
by Tycoon
Sun Jun 25, 2017 11:26 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Leave a good boss for career advancement?
Replies: 12
Views: 1399

Re: Leave a good boss for career advancement?

I've done it a few times. My good managers never seemed to have a problem moving, so I follow their example.
by Tycoon
Sat Jun 24, 2017 9:43 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: If I want to have a safe portfolio in case of...
Replies: 23
Views: 1970

Re: If I want to have a safe portfolio in case of...

Lets assume, I know of an upcoming event which may affect stocks and cause them to decline significantly. Humor me please, and accept this as a possibility which (at least to me) is real. I know I sound like a crazy person but....... Currently very happy with 3 fund portfolio with no EF, with net w...
by Tycoon
Sat Jun 24, 2017 8:52 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Can you share some of your financial goals?
Replies: 69
Views: 8136

Re: Can you share some of your financial goals?

RadAudit wrote:
Tycoon wrote:Investment income > salary


For you, that goal is already on the horizon (the far horizon). Just wait until you retire .... :wink:


The sad truth is that goal has been surpassed for quite a few years and yet I still work. I guess it's my nature.
by Tycoon
Sat Jun 24, 2017 8:47 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Worthwhile TV programming?
Replies: 55
Views: 3864

Re: Worthwhile TV programming?

My personal opinion is there is very little worthwhile value in watching TV. I wish I could get back all time I wasted watching.
by Tycoon
Fri Jun 23, 2017 8:44 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Can you share some of your financial goals?
Replies: 69
Views: 8136

Re: Can you share some of your financial goals?

Investment income > salary
by Tycoon
Sun Jun 18, 2017 12:24 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Amazon Buys Whole Foods
Replies: 103
Views: 11671

Re: Amazon Buys Whole Foods

An accurate assessment. No. One persons opinion. We can look back in 10 years and see how accurate it is. Details often matter. Why is Omaha steaks not the dominate provider of meat in the US? Is it because people want to buy steaks at their grocery store or is it because they don't want to pay 40/...
by Tycoon
Sun Jun 18, 2017 11:14 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Amazon Buys Whole Foods
Replies: 103
Views: 11671

Re: Amazon Buys Whole Foods

Call us skeptical, but we don't get this deal. Or at least we don't get the idea that it is going to be total disruption of the grocery industry as we know it like certain business media were pounding the table on Friday claiming. Local grocery stores already deliver in our area and have for years ...
by Tycoon
Sat Jun 17, 2017 10:21 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Market Monitoring -- Best Practices?
Replies: 33
Views: 1654

Re: Market Monitoring -- Best Practices?

socal.penguin wrote:What are your "best practices" for monitoring?.


Vehicular traffic patterns. Posts that speak about bubbles and other nebulous concerns. General confusion about facts and such. :moneybag :moneybag :moneybag
by Tycoon
Fri Jun 16, 2017 2:49 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Amazon Buys Whole Foods
Replies: 103
Views: 11671

Re: Amazon Buys Whole Foods

Meh...
by Tycoon
Fri Jun 16, 2017 1:39 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Anyone else gotten totally bored with investing?
Replies: 127
Views: 14421

Re: Anyone else gotten totally bored with investing?

No, losing, and sometimes gaining, more money in a day than my first yearly salary keeps me interested.
by Tycoon
Wed Jun 14, 2017 4:39 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Would you take a 25% pay cut for more professional satisfaction?
Replies: 57
Views: 4015

Re: Would you take a 25% pay cut for more professional satisfaction?

Yes, I would take a 25% pay cut for more professional satisfaction.
by Tycoon
Tue Jun 13, 2017 8:30 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Have you canceled cable?
Replies: 90
Views: 6521

Re: Have you canceled cable?

Yes, we cancelled cable in 1991. Never missed it.