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by parsi1
Fri Jun 08, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: $1M Question
Replies: 38
Views: 4822

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: 132
Views: 11527

Re: What have you baked recently?

All these recipes sound good with wine.
by parsi1
Wed May 16, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Friend says "Stock market will crash, invest in silver" - thoughts?
Replies: 127
Views: 8148

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: 5881

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: 24117

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: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Vanguard Target Date Funds
Replies: 25
Views: 2302

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: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Vanguard Target Date Funds
Replies: 25
Views: 2302

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: 4615

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: 2730

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 freefall
Replies: 6639
Views: 1434458

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 freefall
Replies: 6639
Views: 1434458

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 freefall
Replies: 6639
Views: 1434458

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 freefall
Replies: 6639
Views: 1434458

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 freefall
Replies: 6639
Views: 1434458

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 freefall
Replies: 6639
Views: 1434458

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 freefall
Replies: 6639
Views: 1434458

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 freefall
Replies: 6639
Views: 1434458

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: 66
Views: 4752

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: 7979

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: 3186

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: 40704

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: 4409

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: 2280

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: 2518

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: 4039

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: 10216

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: 2017

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: 875

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: 6546

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: 6639
Views: 1434458

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: 6639
Views: 1434458

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: 2740

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: 3409

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: 9689

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: 4352

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: 2570

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: 6639
Views: 1434458

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: 13065

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: 13065

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: 5132

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: 101
Views: 14021

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: 8724

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: 8691

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: 1115
Views: 269809

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: 14317

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: 3152

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: 3152

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: 14380

Re: Single most important investing advice?

the advice that I sometimes forget to follow:

Do not try to time the market