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by parsi1
Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: John Bogle has died at age 89
Replies: 856
Views: 58652

Re: John Bogle has died at age 89

What a sad news. Rest in peace
:(
by parsi1
Wed Dec 05, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Looking for a nice travel watch... recommendations?
Replies: 41
Views: 2766

Re: Looking for a nice travel watch... recommendations?

My travel watch is a Casio solar. Casio Men's AQS800WD-1EV
accurate and doesn't need batteries.
by parsi1
Fri Nov 09, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Favorite "free stuff"?
Replies: 137
Views: 11890

Re: Favorite "free stuff"?

I love it when people give my daughter things for free when they see how much she loves something or just wants to get a kid involved in their hobby. We were at the coin shop not too long ago and they gave her a foreign coin for free even though she was going to pay for it with her own money. Anoth...
by parsi1
Fri Nov 09, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Favorite "free stuff"?
Replies: 137
Views: 11890

Re: Favorite "free stuff"?

Free streaming media (movies and documentaries) and free ebooks from local library
by parsi1
Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: My 2017 CRV is a victim of the dreaded oil gas-dilution issue
Replies: 1159
Views: 180693

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

In the new issue of Consumer Reports (Dec 2018) there is an article about problems with the new turbo engines but there is no mention of CRV problems. Actually CRV is still on their recommended list.
by parsi1
Fri Nov 02, 2018 8:42 am
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: How do I find an investment strategy?
Replies: 16
Views: 1291

Re: How do I find an investment strategy?

Don't be intimidated. If you need to make a decision right now , a very good strategy is to choose a "target date retirement fund" with your approximate retirement year in it, from any mutual fund company. For example, if you are 25, then you might be retiring in forty years = 2058, so you would pi...
by parsi1
Tue Oct 30, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Anyone else feel giddy every time VXUS gets creamed? [Vanguard Total International]
Replies: 69
Views: 7122

Re: Anyone else feel giddy every time VXUS gets creamed? [Vanguard Total International]

May be John Bogle and Warren Buffett were right about not needing any international. Based on the recent volatility the drop in international has been more than US and the gains smaller.
by parsi1
Wed Oct 24, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks in free fall
Replies: 12575
Views: 2177957

Re: U.S. stocks in freefall

I ran all of the historical and future data through my Illudium Q-36 Explosive Space Modulator using the latest string theory to unify growth and value (see footnote). This is what the data predict the market will do over the next millennia: http://www.scipy-lectures.org/_images/plot_scatter_ex_1.p...
by parsi1
Wed Oct 24, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Black Friday is coming.. what's on your list?
Replies: 82
Views: 8903

Re: Black Friday is coming.. what's on your list?

a new laptop dedicated only to taxes and banking.
by parsi1
Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:38 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: High End Wrist Watches (Gone Crazy)
Replies: 254
Views: 34923

Re: High End Wrist Watches (Gone Crazy)

Inserting obligatory comment #127. No one needs a watch. It's just another piece of jewelry/thing you have to worry/wear. I keep track of time with my smart phone. No one needs a smartphone either. Thanks for making this thread, I really enjoyed reading from page 1 to now. I would ignore the poster...
by parsi1
Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: High End Wrist Watches (Gone Crazy)
Replies: 254
Views: 34923

Re: High End Wrist Watches (Gone Crazy)

I love watches, but I am too cheap to pay out of my pocked to buy an expensive watch. I have a Tissot (wedding present from in laws) and a solar-Casio that I rotate and wear everyday. My dad gave me a omega as a graduation present that I don't wear since it is a gold watch. From your collection I li...
by parsi1
Mon Oct 15, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Huge drops in VTXVX and VTHRX [Vanguard Target Date Funds]
Replies: 54
Views: 5829

Re: Huge drops in VTXVX and VTHRX

Holder of VTTVX (TR2025) I am glad I came here before panicking and calling Vanguard.
by parsi1
Wed Sep 05, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Elderly (innocent) relative received this horrible email
Replies: 51
Views: 6271

Re: Elderly (innocent) relative received this horrible email

Just because of these type of scams I am thinking about getting a dedicated computer for my bill pay and taxes and the rest of the time it stays unplugged.
Do you all think this might be safer?
by parsi1
Wed Aug 29, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks continue to soar!
Replies: 3035
Views: 292066

Re: U.S. stocks continue to soar!

This market will never drop, correction is a thing of the past.
Nasdaq 10000 is not too far. :sharebeer
by parsi1
Mon Aug 27, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Need a cheap smartphone - no service needed
Replies: 29
Views: 2615

Re: Need a cheap smartphone - no service needed

SAMSUNG Galaxy Tab E lite 7" 8GB Android 4.4 Wi-Fi Tablet White - Micro SD Card Slot- SM-T113NDWAXAR

https://www.walmart.com/ip/SAMSUNG-Gala ... R/51077603
by parsi1
Thu Aug 09, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: most compelling TV character ever
Replies: 260
Views: 28402

Re: most compelling TV character ever

the entire cast of Andy Griffith show
by parsi1
Wed Jul 25, 2018 8:44 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Interesting Take on the 3 Fund Model
Replies: 66
Views: 4124

Re: Interesting Take on the 3 Fund Model

If you replace the 1/3 Reit with 1/3 total stock market index and the 1/3 utility with 1/3 international and 1/3 blue with 1/3 bond, I am in.
by parsi1
Fri Jul 20, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Good places to visit within 4-5 hr drive from Atlanta
Replies: 38
Views: 3512

Re: Good places to visit within 4-5 hr drive from Atlanta

Helen, GA
nice trails and your kids will enjoy the river tubing.
by parsi1
Fri Jun 08, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: $1M Question
Replies: 38
Views: 5688

Re: $1M Question

easy
1- invest 100% in SDOW
2- when it double sell it all and invest 100% in UDOW
3- when it double sell it all and go back to step 1

Haven’t tried it yet but it might work.
by parsi1
Tue May 29, 2018 8:20 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What have you baked recently?
Replies: 171
Views: 23937

Re: What have you baked recently?

All these recipes sound good with wine.
by parsi1
Wed May 16, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Friend says "Stock market will crash, invest in silver" - thoughts?
Replies: 127
Views: 11396

Re: Friend says "Stock market will crash, invest in silver" - thoughts?

Your friend might be right or he might be wrong.
Thats why you should buy one of these and keep it as an investment.
If he is right you have a gain, if he is wrong you have a nice set of coins.

https://catalog.usmint.gov/silver-proof ... ns#start=1
by parsi1
Wed Apr 04, 2018 8:35 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: 2018 Camry. What's wrong with me?
Replies: 99
Views: 8423

Re: 2018 Camry. What's wrong with me?

bloom2708 wrote:
Wed Apr 04, 2018 8:06 am
cutterinnj wrote:
Wed Apr 04, 2018 8:04 am
Try a Lexus.
Fractionally more than the Camry, but very nice to drive
+1 for a Lexus. Toyota luxury brand, more zing.

I also like the EV idea. Driving an all electric offers a new experience.
Lexus LC 500
by parsi1
Thu Mar 22, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Anyone Deleting Facebook?
Replies: 338
Views: 33285

Re: Anyone Deleting Facebook?

never used facebook and dont have an account, but what kind of personal infomation do they have that worries everyone? Do they have more personal information than Equifax? I guess the personal information plus SS of every working American who has a credit report with Equifax is already somewhere on ...
by parsi1
Thu Mar 08, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Vanguard Target Date Funds
Replies: 25
Views: 3022

Re: Vanguard Target Date Funds

David Jay wrote:
Thu Mar 08, 2018 10:17 am
3funder wrote:
Thu Mar 08, 2018 8:31 am
If a Vanguard Target Date Fund can't get the job done, we're all screwed.
Or to paraphrase "neurosphere": If you don't know whether a Target Date fund is right for you, it is.
+1, but I would add a Vanguard in there, all the target dated funds are not the same.
by parsi1
Thu Mar 08, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Vanguard Target Date Funds
Replies: 25
Views: 3022

Re: Vanguard Target Date Funds

I am 100% in Vanguard target retirement in my 401K. a low cost managed fund that is invested only in index funds and they do the rebalancing. I was doing it myself by investing in individual index funds but was always struggling with asset allocation and didn’t know when to rebalance. Now I don’t wo...
by parsi1
Tue Feb 27, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: What books changed your outlook on how you should invest?
Replies: 54
Views: 5698

Re: What books changed your outlook on how you should invest?

Smartest 401(k) Book You'll Ever Read by Dan Solin
by parsi1
Tue Feb 20, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: frustrated with patek philippe poor service
Replies: 29
Views: 3341

Re: frustrated with patek philippe poor service

forget about servicing the Patek and keep it the way it is in a safe.
spend $5000 for a Rolex, wear it the rest of your life and enjoy it.
by parsi1
Thu Feb 08, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks in free fall
Replies: 12575
Views: 2177957

Re: U.S. stocks in freefall

DanMahowny wrote:
Thu Feb 08, 2018 3:47 pm
Dow 14,000 by 2019-20. Here we go.
no need to wait that long, give it a couple of more weeks
by parsi1
Thu Feb 08, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks in free fall
Replies: 12575
Views: 2177957

Re: U.S. stocks in freefall

Once more international is dropping the same or more than US
by parsi1
Thu Feb 08, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks in free fall
Replies: 12575
Views: 2177957

Re: U.S. stocks in freefall

Anyone else buying today, or trying to avoid catching a falling knife? I cashed out my 401K and went all in on bitcoin because I can't handle this markets swings. ... .... .... Alright, I am actually doing nothing. I am planning on cashing my 401K as soon as this market hit the bottom. you can call...
by parsi1
Thu Feb 08, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks in free fall
Replies: 12575
Views: 2177957

Re: U.S. stocks in freefall

220volt wrote:
Tue Feb 06, 2018 6:04 pm
And judging by the speed of the market these days, it does make one wonder how quickly could 9-year gains be completely wiped out. In few weeks of this, perhaps? Seems that every correction comes on stronger and faster.
true +++1
by parsi1
Mon Feb 05, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks in free fall
Replies: 12575
Views: 2177957

Re: U.S. stocks in freefall

RRAAYY3 wrote:
Mon Feb 05, 2018 3:03 pm
Thinning out the herd I see ... pretty much everyone that overbought the market now running for the hills

Nothing has changed, economy and fundamentals are still good, people are dumb.
but the valuations and the market levels are not in line with the fundamental and the economy.
by parsi1
Mon Feb 05, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks in free fall
Replies: 12575
Views: 2177957

Re: U.S. stocks in freefall

I have a feeling Buffett and Bogle have been right all along. There is no need for international in the portfolio. The total international index is falling more than US market. So what is the point of having then in your portfolio? No benefit in having international when the market is going up sinc...
by parsi1
Mon Feb 05, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks in free fall
Replies: 12575
Views: 2177957

Re: U.S. stocks in freefall

I have a feeling Buffett and Bogle have been right all along. There is no need for international in the portfolio. The total international index is falling more than US market. So what is the point of having international in your portfolio? No benefit in having international when the market is going...
by parsi1
Fri Feb 02, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks in free fall
Replies: 12575
Views: 2177957

Re: U.S. stocks in freefall

azanon wrote:
Fri Feb 02, 2018 2:00 pm
jrbdmb wrote:
Fri Feb 02, 2018 1:20 pm
Could the explanation be as simple as rising bond rates make stocks relatively less attractive?
I plan on watching Cramer tonight, so I can let you know what it was by tomorrow. He usually knows.
:confused :D :oops: :sharebeer :idea:
by parsi1
Wed Jan 10, 2018 8:59 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Men's no iron dress shirt recommendations
Replies: 88
Views: 10650

Re: Men's no iron dress shirt recommendations

I have had very good luck with Stafford brand. I think I get them at JC Penney's or Macy's, can't remember which. Dry them on the gentle/wrinkle free setting and take them out while spinning for best results! I have also learned to keep the neck buttoned in the dryer to avoid those burnt stains fro...
by parsi1
Fri Dec 29, 2017 10:13 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: The Economics of a new Puppy
Replies: 113
Views: 9537

Re: The Economics of a new Puppy

The kids have been asking for a dog for years, we finally caved in and bought a 2 month old Maltese puppy. I was out of the country at that time so the family went to Petsmart and spend close to $450 worth of dog relate items that most of them are sitting there unused ( will probably never use). The...
by parsi1
Mon Dec 11, 2017 12:30 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Do girls wear Ninja Turtle character shoes
Replies: 54
Views: 3645

Re: Do girls wear Ninja Turtle character shoes

show those shoes to your son and ask him if he likes to have the shoes.
by parsi1
Wed Nov 08, 2017 2:18 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Did you tell anyone you paid off your mortgage?
Replies: 338
Views: 52025

Re: Did you tell anyone you paid off your mortgage?

I paid off my previous home and told everyone. Good and valuable lesson.
Next time I wont tell anyone.
Top secret.
by parsi1
Wed Nov 08, 2017 2:13 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Car battery?
Replies: 75
Views: 7936

Re: Car battery?

Costco
by parsi1
Wed Nov 08, 2017 10:53 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Okay to paint exterior brick?
Replies: 39
Views: 3746

Re: Okay to paint exterior brick?

How about pressure washing it to make it look clean and new, it wont cost much and it may look better when cleaned.
by parsi1
Mon Nov 06, 2017 10:41 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Has anyone bought a Samsung Note 8?
Replies: 33
Views: 3038

Re: Has anyone bought a Samsung Note 8?

well...if you need a new phone...you can find many! I don't think you need to spend $1000 for it. I think only 5 ppl in the world NEED such an expensive phone... You can find great deals on Meizu or Xiami as chinaphones for example. even HTC Not according to all the (young) guys standing in line th...
by parsi1
Thu Nov 02, 2017 1:06 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Do you Mow your own Lawn?
Replies: 90
Views: 5443

Re: Do you Mow your own Lawn?

Toons wrote:
Thu Nov 02, 2017 11:20 am
Yes
Self propelled mower.
Exercise
Aids me in getting at least 10,000 steps per day
Fun :-)
+1, my work is behind a computer, mowing makes me sweat and it is an exercise
by parsi1
Thu Nov 02, 2017 8:17 am
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: My 401k is almost all cash now. 1/2 Mil
Replies: 89
Views: 11359

Re: My 401k is almost all cash now. 1/2 Mil

Please take a look at the following video. No one can be more convincing than Jack Bogle.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k6ra5POdsYg
by parsi1
Thu Oct 26, 2017 3:03 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: water pressure gauge
Replies: 30
Views: 2455

Re: water pressure gauge

what should be the water pressure of the house?
by parsi1
Thu Oct 26, 2017 2:59 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How to tell if your identity is compromised?
Replies: 5
Views: 988

Re: How to tell if your identity is compromised?

You can check all three of your credit reports free of charge once a year from the site: www.annualcreditreport.com