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by parsi1
Mon Dec 11, 2017 12:30 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Do girls wear Ninja Turtle character shoes
Replies: 54
Views: 2213

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: 37670

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: 53
Views: 3575

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: 34
Views: 1867

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: 34
Views: 1993

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: 3014

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: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: My 401k is almost all cash now. 1/2 Mil
Replies: 89
Views: 8971

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: 1568

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: 763

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
by parsi1
Thu Oct 26, 2017 1:34 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Index investing is boring
Replies: 63
Views: 5652

Re: Index investing is boring

I wouldn't call it boring, but it is no stress investing.
by parsi1
Wed Oct 25, 2017 3:06 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks in freefall
Replies: 4184
Views: 1115279

Re: U.S. stocks in freefall

all I know is that casinos are opposite to stock markets.
the longer you stay in a casino the more you lose, and the longer you stay in stock market the more you win.
:confused did i say it right or I have it reversed. :?:
by parsi1
Tue Oct 24, 2017 3:32 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks in freefall
Replies: 4184
Views: 1115279

Re: U.S. stocks in freefall

This market will never freefall. It will continue going up for ever. :D :twisted:
by parsi1
Fri Oct 20, 2017 2:08 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Any Home wine makers out there?
Replies: 11
Views: 2656

Re: Any Home wine makers out there?

I know this is almost than 10 years old but some of the topics here never gets too old. After watching 100s of youtube vides started making fruit wines. My first batch was a gallon of apple wine with raisin and dates. It was surprisingly good, even my wife liked it. The second batch is fermenting, w...
by parsi1
Wed Oct 11, 2017 8:20 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: What is a good Asset Allocation
Replies: 48
Views: 2877

Re: What is a good Asset Allocation

take a look at vanguard's target retirement funds (~TR2040)
by parsi1
Fri Oct 06, 2017 1:49 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: I'm thinking about cashing completely out of equites....
Replies: 75
Views: 8549

Re: I'm thinking about cashing completely out of equites....

You can change your allocation but I would do it gradually and not all at once. I increase my bonds by 1.25% a year - manually. You may live another 40 years and there may be really cool things to buy in the future (robots!). What seems like a lot of money today might not be a lot of money in 20 ye...
by parsi1
Thu Sep 21, 2017 8:42 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: AA if you were just starting out again
Replies: 49
Views: 3906

Re: AA if you were just starting out again

Target Retirement Funds
by parsi1
Wed Aug 16, 2017 8:17 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: what % of international stock
Replies: 31
Views: 2008

Re: what % of international stock

I am in vanguard target retirement 2025, the international portion is close to 25%
by parsi1
Thu Aug 10, 2017 2:42 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks in freefall
Replies: 4184
Views: 1115279

Re: U.S. stocks in freefall

"This is the big one! You hear that, Elizabeth? I'm coming to join ya, honey!"
by parsi1
Tue Aug 01, 2017 3:55 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Your "at peace" moments.
Replies: 98
Views: 11988

Re: Your "at peace" moments.

FootballFan5548 wrote:
parsi1 wrote:Gardening and pulling weeds from the yard
Are you free this weekend? I can give you my address!
:happy
:D :D
My Yard
:D :D
by parsi1
Tue Aug 01, 2017 2:25 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Your "at peace" moments.
Replies: 98
Views: 11988

Re: Your "at peace" moments.

Gardening and pulling weeds from the yard
by parsi1
Tue Aug 01, 2017 10:08 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: What to do with 3oz of gold?
Replies: 28
Views: 4727

Re: What to do with 3oz of gold?

I have a few oz of gold similar to these gold bars https://goo.gl/i8QJn8 what do you recommend I do with these? Continue to hold onto them? Sell them for cash? I don't need the cash at this time but I wanted to see if there's a way to invest it or not. Sell and reinvest in your asset allocation. If...
by parsi1
Wed Jul 26, 2017 1:05 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Need Options - Honda Accord Incredibly Uncomfortable Seats
Replies: 81
Views: 6707

Re: Need Options - Honda Accord Incredibly Uncomfortable Seats

sorry haven't read all the replies
Have you considered visiting the dealership where you bought the car and tell them about your problem.
Honda has good customer service may be they will offer some kind of solution.
good luck
by parsi1
Fri Jul 21, 2017 8:56 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Does mower brand matter much if they're all Briggs & Stratton engines?
Replies: 84
Views: 7686

Re: Does mower brand matter much if they're all Briggs & Stratton engines?

I also have a suggestion that has nothing to do with the performance of the engine, but at the end of the season after you finish all the above maintenance get your mower blade sharpened.
It will improve the cutting and mulching significantly.
by parsi1
Fri Jun 30, 2017 1:31 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Vanguard recommended Retirement allocation too simple?
Replies: 70
Views: 7529

Re: Vanguard recommended Retirement allocation too simple?

If you get a chance go to the Vanguard’s web site and look at the composition of target retirement funds and lifestrategy funds. Most, almost all, are composed of the 4 funds that the financial adviser suggested to you. So, they practice what they preach. If you have an extra 15 minutes take a look ...
by parsi1
Tue Jun 27, 2017 3:52 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best watch for around $5,000?
Replies: 1061
Views: 256964

Re: Best watch for around $5,000?

Move over Rolex, say hello to les-cabinotiers-celestia-astronomical-grand There was an article in Barrons Penta Daily regarding first million dollar watch. http://sihh.vacheron-constantin.com/en2/astronomical-watches/les-cabinotiers-celestia-astronomical-grand-complication.html from the article "Tu...
by parsi1
Tue May 23, 2017 9:59 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Zacks says sell Wellesley!?
Replies: 92
Views: 12860

Re: Zacks says sell Wellesley!?

From this article... "Who are the most (least) accurate stock gurus?" http://www.cbsnews.com/news/who-are-the-most-least-accurate-stock-gurus/ Emphasis mine... The following is a summary of CXO's findings: Across all forecasts, accuracy was worse than the proverbial flip of a coin -- just under 47 ...
by parsi1
Wed May 10, 2017 2:55 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: My old fashioned wristwatch - update
Replies: 27
Views: 2939

Re: My old fashioned wristwatch - update

My primary requirement when shopping for a watch is that it MUST have a Sapphire Crystal. Typically, cheaper watches, have quartz crystals that scratch very easily. I have always seemed to scratch every watch I own within weeks if it has a quartz crystal. In the past I thought you needed to spend t...
by parsi1
Wed May 10, 2017 10:29 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: My old fashioned wristwatch - update
Replies: 27
Views: 2939

Re: My old fashioned wristwatch - update

Last year, I bought (amazon.com) an inexpensive "old fashioned" analog watch with no battery and have to manually wind it. it took a few days to get in the habit of winding it in the morning and evening, but is working out just fine. Will never have to replace a battery! :happy can you send us a li...
by parsi1
Thu Apr 27, 2017 3:34 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Single most important investing advice?
Replies: 97
Views: 13316

Re: Single most important investing advice?

the advice that I sometimes forget to follow:

Do not try to time the market
by parsi1
Fri Mar 10, 2017 11:43 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What to do with all these passwords ?
Replies: 125
Views: 13471

Re: What to do with all these passwords ?

do they also store all the security questions?
by parsi1
Fri Mar 10, 2017 11:38 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What to do with all these passwords ?
Replies: 125
Views: 13471

Re: What to do with all these passwords ?

I have the same question, also all those security questions.
by parsi1
Mon Mar 06, 2017 4:53 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Did you buy SNAP?
Replies: 116
Views: 11502

Re: Did you buy SNAP?

If SNAP drops to a $1, I may buy 10 shares.
But on second thought no I won’t, with trading fee it will be close to $17 for 10 shares. I will have a nice steak instead.
Can anyone recommend a good steak house?
by parsi1
Mon Mar 06, 2017 12:28 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Did you buy SNAP?
Replies: 116
Views: 11502

Re: Did you buy SNAP?

Snapchat is very popular with kids, my 10 year old use it all the time. But I don't like to invest in individual stocks. I don't know how to research them and how to make money with individual stocks. But I know how to make money with index funds. Invest regularly on an index for a very long period ...
by parsi1
Wed Mar 01, 2017 11:38 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Where to go when stocks, bonds overpriced
Replies: 53
Views: 6419

Re: Where to go when stocks, bonds overpriced

Honestly, I thought the market was over valued at 12000, and then at 14000, 16000, 17000, 18000 and 20000. But I am glad I didn’t make any move. My strategy is that every time I get tempted to change my allocation, I come to this site and read some questions and comments, similar to this one, and ch...
by parsi1
Wed Feb 22, 2017 10:03 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Warren Buffett v. Bogleheads
Replies: 40
Views: 5253

Re: Warren Buffet v. Bogleheads

Warren Buffett drops out random sound bites, and I've never been able to stitch them together into a coherent investment strategy. "Be fearful when others are greedy, and be greedy when others are fearful" does sound like words of wisdom; so does "buy low, sell high." But, in th...
by parsi1
Tue Feb 14, 2017 10:05 am
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Your USER NAME...what does it mean?
Replies: 369
Views: 33848

Re: Your USER NAME...what does it mean?

Thousands of years ago Persians were called Parsis.
by parsi1
Tue Feb 14, 2017 9:54 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Dumpsters
Replies: 15
Views: 1856

Re: Dumpsters

jimmac9 wrote:Lucky you my friend, I work for a large roll off company! I'm not sure how this all works in Southern Virginia, but here in Southern Florida it goes like this:


Let me know if you have any other questions, glad to help...



WOW
Pleople like you are the reason I love this site.
Good job :beer :beer
by parsi1
Fri Feb 03, 2017 9:36 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: New Heat Pump - Single Stage vs. Multi-Stage
Replies: 13
Views: 2372

Re: New Heat Pump - Single Stage vs. Multi-Stage

I decided to go with natural gas when I replaced my AC units. My previous units were heat pumps and I didn't like them.
by parsi1
Thu Feb 02, 2017 8:56 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Just watched Warren Buffett's new HBO Documentary
Replies: 50
Views: 7676

Re: Just watched Warren Buffett's new HBO Documentary

Incredible life story. My question is about his stock selection strategy. The name of the game for him was to buy stocks that were cheap. And ignore the noise. Why wouldn't this work today? I guess some people say it does, and they invest in only value stocks. If Buffett was an indexer, he would pr...
by parsi1
Wed Jan 25, 2017 9:21 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Need a good commuter car fairly soon
Replies: 86
Views: 7590

Re: Need a good commuter car fairly soon

With soccer kids I recommend used Toyota Highlander or used Lexus RX350
by parsi1
Tue Jan 24, 2017 4:35 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best Places to Live in US?
Replies: 123
Views: 12828

Re: Best Places to Live in US?

Austin TX
by parsi1
Tue Jan 10, 2017 2:16 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Rebalance into cash
Replies: 44
Views: 3919

Re: Rebalance into cash

Here is the advise from a guy well respected here, and everywhere else:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k6ra5POdsYg
by parsi1
Fri Dec 09, 2016 2:37 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Is US stocks going up too fast?
Replies: 21
Views: 2661

Re: Is US stocks going up too fast?

based on my forecast and the past market trends, the market should be at 17384.
So yes you should be worried.
by parsi1
Thu Dec 01, 2016 4:52 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Buy iPhone 7 or Wait for iPhone 8
Replies: 57
Views: 8234

Re: Buy iPhone 7 or Wait for iPhone 8

wait for iPhone8 and then buy iPhone7 or may be even iPhone6S
by parsi1
Thu Dec 01, 2016 4:46 pm
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: livesoft is almost at 50,000 posts...
Replies: 62
Views: 6532

Re: livesoft is almost at 50,000 posts...

50,000 posts,
if we take on the average 10-posts a day , 365 days a year. That's almost 13.5 years of contribution to this forum.
congratulation :sharebeer
by parsi1
Wed Oct 05, 2016 8:58 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: temporarily cashing out ?
Replies: 55
Views: 5852

Re: temporarily cashing out ?

I am not informed enough to give a buy or sell suggestion. But take a look at this video, he is well known for giving sound advice.

(09 Jack Bogle on Asset Allocation and Market Collapse (2014))

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k6ra5POdsYg
by parsi1
Mon Oct 03, 2016 4:07 pm
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Where is Livesoft?
Replies: 94
Views: 15959

Re: Where is Livesoft?

He is on a road trip with Rich Ferri.
My guess is at this moment they are building a bonfire and drinking beer. :D :sharebeer
by parsi1
Thu Sep 29, 2016 8:03 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: The Bogleheads' "100 Things Worth Every Penny" List
Replies: 275
Views: 42753

Re: The Bogleheads' "100 Things Worth Every Penny" List

I am struck by how modest and humane most responses are. The things named for the most part fall within middle-class desires. No pigs at the trough hereabouts. Relationships with people and pets are valued most highly, as are experiences like travel or attending events with loved ones. I got a boos...