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by Tycoon
Sun May 06, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What non fiction book will you be reading in 2018?
Replies: 147
Views: 10390

Re: What non fiction book will you be reading in 2018?

This book wasn't on my radar. I randomly found it on the library shelf and thought it was something different. It turned out to be a very good read. Standard Deviations: Flawed Assumptions, Tortured Data, and Other Ways to Lie with Statistics by Gary Smith The author does a very good job of examinin...
by Tycoon
Fri May 04, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Why International again?
Replies: 224
Views: 19871

Re: Why International again?

Shikoku wrote:
Mon Mar 12, 2018 6:03 am
This is why...
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Source: https://nationwidefinancial.com/media/p ... 2224AO.pdf
I'm always suspicious of a graph with a vertical axis that doesn't start at zero.
by Tycoon
Fri May 04, 2018 7:19 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: To take or not to take delivery of Tesla 3
Replies: 904
Views: 71685

Re: To take or not to take delivery of Tesla 3

A behavioral scientist could have a field day studying the information in this thread.
by Tycoon
Wed Apr 25, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How did you tell the boss you're leaving/retiring?
Replies: 129
Views: 9175

Re: How did you tell the boss you're leaving/retiring?

Walked into his office, sat down and said this year will be my last. I gave notice one year of notice out of respect for my boss. No animosity on either side.
by Tycoon
Sun Apr 22, 2018 7:32 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Boglehead Philosophy Open To Change?
Replies: 197
Views: 9263

Re: Boglehead Philosophy Open To Change?

grok87 wrote:
Sun Apr 22, 2018 5:56 am
Often its good to first look at WHO is making the argument and what they have to gain from it...
Bingo! Benevolence is often a cloak hiding true motivations.
by Tycoon
Sat Apr 21, 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Healthcare ETF to Invest in Cannabis?
Replies: 4
Views: 438

Re: Healthcare ETF to Invest in Cannabis?

Has Bogleheads.org jumped the shark?
by Tycoon
Sat Apr 21, 2018 11:39 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How long have you been employed?
Replies: 44
Views: 2605

Re: How long have you been employed?

Too long.
by Tycoon
Sat Apr 14, 2018 7:38 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Trinity Study updated to 2018
Replies: 156
Views: 15620

Re: Trinity Study updated to 2018

Good stuff. Thanks for posting.
by Tycoon
Sat Mar 31, 2018 7:58 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: When did you know your kids would go to college?
Replies: 91
Views: 4310

Re: When did you know your kids would go to college?

GCD wrote:
Sat Mar 31, 2018 7:37 am
It's a perfectly reasonable assumption for some people.
It was perfectly reasonable to us. We started saving for college before they were a gleam in their parents eyes. No 529s for us, just taxable funds. The oldest went for free. Number two is going on a parent schorship :( .
by Tycoon
Sun Mar 25, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: New vs Used Camry vs Accord
Replies: 64
Views: 3907

Re: New vs Used Camry vs Accord

[ Toyota let their customers drive cars which could potentially kill them whereas Honda provided customers affected by the recall with loaners or rental cars until the airbags could be replaced. This is inaccurate. Honda (Acura) had me wait 2 years before replacing the airbags in my TL. No loaner o...
by Tycoon
Sat Mar 24, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks in freefall
Replies: 6539
Views: 1401754

Re: U.S. stocks in freefall

I placed an order to buy in the Roth IRA at the close of business Thursday when the Dow went down 724 points . . . ooops, waited too late to click on the submit button, Vanguard did not execute the trade on Thursday, so it was executed yesterday after the Dow went down another 424 points . . . smal...
by Tycoon
Sat Mar 24, 2018 7:59 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Anyone Deleting Facebook?
Replies: 329
Views: 22626

Re: Anyone Deleting Facebook?

Wow some real sampling bias going on here or the Bogle head forum population is completely disjoint with my friend population. Facebook is the defacto connection channel for anyone 35 and under. Removing it is about as practical as deleting my web browser or email. Countering baised data with more ...
by Tycoon
Fri Mar 16, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: How does everyone here earn so much?
Replies: 131
Views: 7271

Re: How does everyone here earn so much?

Apparently I bring enough value to my employer for them to pay me a big pile of money.
by Tycoon
Fri Mar 16, 2018 8:34 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: What are the jobs with the best medical insurance?
Replies: 51
Views: 3704

Re: What are the jobs with the best medical insurance?

President or congressional member.
by Tycoon
Thu Mar 15, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Those with high savings rate: why?
Replies: 246
Views: 31179

Re: Those with high savings rate: why?

To retire early.
by Tycoon
Thu Mar 15, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Need advice re: Liberal Arts Colleges...
Replies: 235
Views: 12847

Re: Need advice re: Liberal Arts Colleges...

Reading this thread makes me wonder how I ever became successful. :?

Cheapskate, your daughter's success depends much more on who she is, and what drives her, than where she attends college.
by Tycoon
Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:10 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: traveling to mexico, should I be concerned?
Replies: 107
Views: 8771

Re: traveling to mexico, should I be concerned?

To summarize:
ATM theft by real banks
Traveling outside of resort area could be dangerous
Extortion by local police
Poisoning resulting in death
Kidnapping
Bombing
Cartels
Fresh fruit
Nice beaches

Should the traveler be concerned? Yes, the traveler should be concerned.
by Tycoon
Mon Mar 12, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Blocking URLs/Sites on home network for kids
Replies: 33
Views: 1646

Re: Blocking URLs/Sites on home network for kids

MnyGrl wrote:
Mon Mar 12, 2018 9:24 am
Dottie57 wrote:
Sun Mar 11, 2018 8:28 pm
Unplug the router and take it to your bedroom while you sleep.
Or collect their devices at night. :)
An even better option indeed.
by Tycoon
Mon Mar 12, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: traveling to mexico, should I be concerned?
Replies: 107
Views: 8771

Re: traveling to mexico, should I be concerned?

I love to travel. Just got back from 3 weeks in Bangkok, Thailand. As for Mexico, I personally would not go there right now. I have followed the problems occurring (fake liquor, people being doped, bad security, kidnappings) and decided that the problems occurring are not worth it for me. Too many ...
by Tycoon
Mon Mar 12, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Blocking URLs/Sites on home network for kids
Replies: 33
Views: 1646

Re: Blocking URLs/Sites on home network for kids

Dottie57 wrote:
Sun Mar 11, 2018 8:28 pm
Unplug the router and take it to your bedroom while you sleep.
This is the best solution.
by Tycoon
Sat Mar 10, 2018 8:40 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Health insurance when retiring or self employed before Medicare age?
Replies: 30
Views: 2930

Re: Health insurance when retiring or self employed before Medicare age?

Has anyone found creative ways (not sharing ministries) to get on a group plan? Are there ways to get onto a group plan through organizations such as AARP, or professional organization such as the National Association of Realtors, etc? I ask because I don't know. A lawyer I know enrolled in a commu...
by Tycoon
Thu Mar 08, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Why International again?
Replies: 224
Views: 19871

Re: Why International again?

I'm in the minority around here that agrees with Jack Bogle on a "International" stock allocation. I don't think it's necessary for U.S. investors. You can build a reasonably well diversified portfolio of stocks from those traded on U.S. exchanges, or even more simply to buy the whole " U.S. Market...
by Tycoon
Sun Mar 04, 2018 8:31 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: What is your investment strength?
Replies: 70
Views: 5387

Re: What is your investment strength?

Patience and the ability to reason.
by Tycoon
Sat Mar 03, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Best way to short the equity market
Replies: 93
Views: 5222

Re: Best way to short the equity market

You'll shoot your eye out.
by Tycoon
Sun Feb 18, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Amazon Alternative
Replies: 86
Views: 7646

Re: Amazon Alternative

I don't like the website of eBay and Walmart but they're often cheaper. ebay is cheaper than amazon? unless you are posting from 2010, this is simply 100% incorrect. It's been my experience that Ebay is cheaper than Amazon. I have accounts with both Ebay and Amazon. I'm a lowest price shopper - low...
by Tycoon
Sun Feb 18, 2018 9:15 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Speculating on natural disaster players/sectors
Replies: 6
Views: 401

Re: Speculating on natural disaster players/sectors

No! I would not speculate on natural disasters.
by Tycoon
Sat Feb 17, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: What has been your most important skill in achieving financial independence?
Replies: 164
Views: 11619

Re: What has been your most important skill in achieving financial independence?

Patience was(is) most important. Ignoring prognosticators and economic geniuses was(is) second most important.
by Tycoon
Sat Feb 17, 2018 9:44 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Bberg: bond bulls say they'll have the last laugh
Replies: 16
Views: 2250

Re: Bberg: bond bulls say they'll have the last laugh

I know with a great degree of certainty that predictiing the future has been proven to be pointless.
by Tycoon
Sat Feb 17, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Mixing fuel octanes for cars
Replies: 57
Views: 3846

Re: Mixing fuel octanes for cars

tim1999 wrote:
Sat Feb 17, 2018 9:31 am
Someone who is thrifty enough to even consider doing this should probably have bought a car that runs on 87 octane regular. :oops:
Precisely.
by Tycoon
Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Day trading for a living/career?
Replies: 95
Views: 7447

Re: Day trading for a living/career?

My neighbor sold his (inherited) successful business about 20 years ago for near 15 million dollars. He puttered around for a couple years, bought a boat, bought a house at the river, and went out for lunch. He disappeared for a few weeks and his wife told me that he was inside the house trading st...
by Tycoon
Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: I think US interest rates could drop.
Replies: 62
Views: 6960

Re: I think US interest rates could drop.

mega317 wrote:
Mon Feb 12, 2018 12:39 pm
This thread could be required reading for anyone who thinks they can predict anything. Quotes include:
It seems
I think
I don't think
Possibly
We could
Hard to imagine
We can figure
Is expected
Is likely
If I had to bet
If I were to place a bet
This is a very astute observation.
by Tycoon
Sun Feb 11, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Why should we care about inflation?
Replies: 58
Views: 5323

Re: Why should we care about inflation?

Inflation? I would hate to pay 100k for a loaf of bread.
by Tycoon
Sun Feb 11, 2018 9:10 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: your assets - now verses end of year?
Replies: 38
Views: 2554

Re: your assets - now verses end of year?

When I take into account college tuition, meal plan, and property taxes it's wash.
by Tycoon
Sat Feb 10, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: How does it make sense to buy a condo/house in Texas?
Replies: 97
Views: 6786

Re: Why would people buy condos/SFH in Texas?

I live in Texas. I own in a desired school district. I could rent my home and pay the taxes on it with just two months rent.
by Tycoon
Fri Feb 09, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Does Anyone Know Anything?
Replies: 36
Views: 3591

Re: Does Anyone Knows Anything?

What does the evidence reveal?
by Tycoon
Tue Feb 06, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Bitcoin in Freefall
Replies: 168
Views: 19862

Re: Bitcoin in Freefall

abuss368 wrote:
Tue Feb 06, 2018 8:03 pm
This is incredible. In my opinion this is speculation and not investing.
I agree. It's just bizarre.
by Tycoon
Sun Feb 04, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: What advice would you give yourself if you were 27 again?
Replies: 120
Views: 8296

Re: What advice would you give yourself if you were 27 again?

Stop sitting in front of the computer for 10 hours a day.
by Tycoon
Sun Feb 04, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Dual Momentum Investing
Replies: 228
Views: 43745

Re: Dual Momentum Investing

ginmqi wrote:
Sun Feb 15, 2015 7:14 pm
As someone said earlier in this thread, the only sure way that someone is making is money is...well the author and publisher.

Also if this is such a great strategy, why not keep it a secret. Why divulge to the mass public.
Benevolence? I doubt it!
by Tycoon
Sat Feb 03, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Amazon Stock - Can this giant be stopped?
Replies: 66
Views: 4382

Re: Amazon Stock - Can this giant be stopped?

The short answer is of course it can be stopped.
by Tycoon
Sat Feb 03, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Do you live on a budget?
Replies: 65
Views: 3741

Re: Do you live on a budget?

Nope.
by Tycoon
Fri Feb 02, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Relearning Calculus
Replies: 81
Views: 6329

Re: Relearning Calculus

Epsilon Delta wrote:
Fri Feb 02, 2018 6:53 pm
Real analysis is beautiful.
My daughter agrees. :shock:
by Tycoon
Sun Jan 28, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Starting to feel like the late 1990s?
Replies: 145
Views: 13165

Re: Starting to feel like the late 1990s?

Especially the Nobel Prize Committee (the Bank of Sweden Economics Prize in Honour of Alfred Nobel to be precise)? They are not reputable? He's one of the world's leading economists. In particular seminal contributions on Trade Theory, on Regional Economics, and on the Theory of Financial Crises. H...
by Tycoon
Sat Jan 27, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Starting to feel like the late 1990s?
Replies: 145
Views: 13165

Re: Starting to feel like the late 1990s?

Listening to Nobel winning economists can also derail one's path to wealth. One boastfully declared the market would NEVER recover after the last election. In particular, a Nobel-prize-winning economist that is often lauded here. An excellent example of letting politics interfere with investing. If...