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by jms
Tue Oct 01, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Willingly going from lucrative job to unemployed?
Replies: 132
Views: 14124

Re: Willingly going from lucrative job to unemployed?

100% agree on setting limits. I worked as a software engineer in the SF bay area for 32 years and yes, we are often very well paid but by nearly every other measure are very poorly compensated. To those outside the field: the stresses of all types can become unimaginable. I set hard limits for the l...
by jms
Mon Sep 23, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How to get a repair estimate for unrepairable items? (Extended warranty claim)
Replies: 21
Views: 1448

Re: How to get a repair estimate for unrepairable items? (Extended warranty claim)

I had a similar problem a couple of years ago with a cell phone. The CC company insisted on a written, in person repair estimate. Key is to find an independent appliance repair person. I found a guy with a small independent store who said my phone just wasn't repairable. I agreed with him but asked ...
by jms
Thu Sep 05, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Estate Planning - what instructions to leave for wife to handle finances
Replies: 19
Views: 2316

Re: Estate Planning - what instructions to leave for wife to handle finances

Account usernames and passwords in an encrypted file - have given wife physical paper describing how to open the file. Tread carefully here. Most (all?) financial institutions have terms of service which stipulate that only one individual can use login credentials. Consider getting your wife her ow...
by jms
Tue Aug 27, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Mouse invasion!
Replies: 68
Views: 4306

Re: Mouse invasion!

Careful about live catching vermin and relocating... check your local fish and wildlife laws. In N. California, vermin caught live must be either 1) released within the limits of the property or 2) dispatched quickly. #1 isn't very practical for urban dwellers. You may think you've helped by relocat...
by jms
Tue Aug 27, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Trustee questions
Replies: 25
Views: 1817

Re: Trustee questions

bsteiner wrote:
Sun Aug 25, 2019 7:47 am
See Professor David Horton's article on this: https://georgetownlawjournal.org/articl ... robate/pdf.
Thank you bsteiner, I found that a very informative article.
by jms
Sun Aug 25, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Trustee questions
Replies: 25
Views: 1817

Re: Trustee questions

I'm not a lawyer, but I do not believe that your brother's creditors can "put his estate into probate". In CA, estates of less than $150,000 do not need to go through probate (although creditors can make claims against an estate of any size.) It is very important to understand which assets are in th...
by jms
Wed Jul 17, 2019 11:33 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: How to use Vanguard Portfolio Watch for rebalancing
Replies: 109
Views: 72352

Re: How to use Vanguard Portfolio Watch for rebalancing

Yes. I noticed a message at the very top of that page: "We're making a few site updates" ... I assume they're working through some issues with the changes.
by jms
Sat Aug 20, 2016 7:29 pm
Forum: US Chapters
Topic: San Jose, CA Area Bogleheads Chapter
Replies: 117
Views: 67842

Re: San Jose, CA Area Bogleheads Chapter

jc42 wrote:Yes indeed. As jakes stated, just show up. See meeting details in my August 2 note.
Look forward to seeing you!
Thanks jc42 and jakes.
by jms
Sat Aug 20, 2016 2:22 pm
Forum: US Chapters
Topic: San Jose, CA Area Bogleheads Chapter
Replies: 117
Views: 67842

Re: San Jose, CA Area Bogleheads Chapter

Hi all,

I just discovered this local chapter.... is there a process to join the group or can I just come to the next meeting?

Thanks,
- Jim