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by Nicolas
Tue Sep 25, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How to buy a mattress
Replies: 26
Views: 1231

Re: How to buy a mattress

Find someone who wants to sell a mattress. Agree on a price. Give them the money. Take the mattress home.

We used to always buy at Costco and before that Sam’s Club, but last time we needed one we bought a Leesa online and so far we are happy with it.
by Nicolas
Tue Sep 25, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: What is the sentence for laminating a Medicare Card?
Replies: 25
Views: 5290

Re: What is the sentence for laminating a Medicare Card?

It’s the same sentence you get for ripping those white tags off of mattresses.
by Nicolas
Tue Sep 25, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: New Facebook group for Vanguard investors!
Replies: 20
Views: 1409

Re: New Facebook group for Vanguard investors!

ResearchMed wrote:
Tue Sep 25, 2018 8:25 am
edheath wrote:
Tue Sep 25, 2018 8:17 am
Do you invest with Vanguard and like talking investing and the markets, then join Friends of Vanguard: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2103720316328402/
Zero interest in anything related to Facebook.

RM
+1, I won't go near Facebook or anything else it owns such as WhatsApp and Instagram.
by Nicolas
Tue Sep 25, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2018!
Replies: 287
Views: 40035

Re: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2018!

wwhan wrote:
Wed Sep 19, 2018 5:57 pm
Retired at age 64.

Now, everyday is Saturday.

I used to look forward to the weekend, now I look forward to the weekday when everything is open and less crowded.
Me too, I now dislike weekends and love Mondays.
by Nicolas
Tue Sep 25, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What is your single most expensive mistake?
Replies: 252
Views: 17553

Re: What is your single most expensive mistake?

Sadly, my biggest single investing mistakes have all been investing in friends' startups. I've done this 5 times now, but the worst one was a guy I had considered a trusted friend who was starting his own "E-Learning" business in a major East-Asian city. Turns out he didn't like the city because it...
by Nicolas
Fri Sep 14, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Picking a Charity
Replies: 69
Views: 2732

Re: Picking a Charity

I've found that many charities are scams. Go to charitynavigator.org and check them out. Many military veteran, police, and firefighter charities are out-and-out scams, also those that promise to be seeking cures for specific diseases. You can see what they pay their directors there too. Even well-...
by Nicolas
Fri Sep 14, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Can I buy a Tesla?
Replies: 111
Views: 8523

Re: Can I buy a Tesla?

Congrats! Go for it.
by Nicolas
Wed Sep 12, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Buying a house 1 mile away from a municipal landfill
Replies: 43
Views: 3401

Re: Buying a house 1 mile away from a municipal landfill

If it's an old landfill who knows what's in it? Remember Love Canal? If not, look it up. I wouldn't buy.
by Nicolas
Wed Sep 12, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Picking a Charity
Replies: 69
Views: 2732

Re: Picking a Charity

I've found that many charities are scams. Go to charitynavigator.org and check them out. Many military veteran, police, and firefighter charities are out-and-out scams. Also those that promise to be seeking cures for specific diseases. You can see what they pay their directors there too. Even well-...
by Nicolas
Wed Sep 12, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Picking a Charity
Replies: 69
Views: 2732

Re: Picking a Charity

I've found that many charities are scams. Go to charitynavigator.org and check them out. Many military veteran, police, and firefighter charities are out-and-out scams, also those that promise to be seeking cures for specific diseases. You can see what they pay their directors there too. Even well-k...
by Nicolas
Wed Sep 12, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Seeking Advice
Replies: 6
Views: 604

Re: Seeking Advice

If you need this money late next year keep it safe! Don't invest it in a mutual fund of any type, the time is too short. A 13-month CD, FDIC-insured, at Synchrony Bank yields 2.65%. That's $2870.33 interest on your $100K. https://www.synchronybank.com (Ally's equivalent rate is only 2.5%, they don't...
by Nicolas
Wed Sep 12, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: iPhone XS Max
Replies: 192
Views: 11947

Re: iPhone XS Max

Just buy it - it's only money and life is short! (Full disclosure: Apple stockholder)
by Nicolas
Tue Sep 11, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI
Replies: 3295
Views: 995866

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI

Fear: Trump in the White House by Bob Woodward. Just downloaded it on Kindle today and finished chapters 1-9 this morning. It's really interesting!
by Nicolas
Mon Sep 10, 2018 11:07 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Go to Istanbul next week. Any suggestions
Replies: 49
Views: 3568

Re: Go to Istanbul next week. Any suggestions

When travel in crowded public transportation I keep right hand in the right pocket, and the other I use for support. I do this same thing... I keep my wallet in my front pocket, and whenever I'm in a crowd, I keep my hand in that pocket... Pretty hard to pickpocket a pocket with a hand in it.... :)...
by Nicolas
Mon Sep 10, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Advice on how to deal with barking dogs
Replies: 59
Views: 5098

Re: Advice on how to deal with barking dogs

Some people keep dogs caged outside all year because they're not really pets, they're hunting dogs.
by Nicolas
Mon Sep 10, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Amazon Prime - Value?
Replies: 72
Views: 5829

Re: Amazon Prime - Value?

Duplicate.
by Nicolas
Mon Sep 10, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Amazon Prime - Value?
Replies: 72
Views: 5829

Re: Amazon Prime - Value?

We quit Prime a couple of years ago. Their music and video streaming libraries are not as complete as you find on Apple/Spotify and Netflix, respectively. Our shipping times approach those of Prime anyway, so it just wasn't worth it for us anymore. And now that it's been bumped up to $120, forget it.
by Nicolas
Sun Sep 09, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Bored
Replies: 56
Views: 9439

Re: Bored

There ain't no cure for the summertime blues.
by Nicolas
Tue Sep 04, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: The future of my journals and logs
Replies: 45
Views: 4154

Re: The future of my journals and logs

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by Nicolas
Wed Aug 29, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Just put $100K into TUR. Analysis inside
Replies: 71
Views: 3243

Re: Just put $100K into TUR. Analysis inside

Whakamole wrote:
Wed Aug 29, 2018 1:03 pm
WhiteMaxima wrote:
Wed Aug 29, 2018 11:33 am
I am going to Konstantinople next week.
If you've got a date in Konstantinople, she'll be waiting in Istanbul.
I love that song.
by Nicolas
Tue Aug 28, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Mega Downsize....
Replies: 91
Views: 8336

Re: Mega Downsize....

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by Nicolas
Mon Aug 27, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks continue to soar!
Replies: 286
Views: 27823

Re: U.S. stocks continue to soar!

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by Nicolas
Mon Aug 27, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Boglehead Beer
Replies: 830
Views: 154015

Re: Boglehead Beer

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by Nicolas
Mon Aug 27, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Boglehead Beer
Replies: 830
Views: 154015

Re: Boglehead Beer

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by Nicolas
Mon Aug 27, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Shingrix [Vaccine availability]
Replies: 47
Views: 4200

Re: Shingrix

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by Nicolas
Thu Aug 16, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Sign - Speed checked by Radar
Replies: 41
Views: 2934

Re: Sign - Speed checked by Radar

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by Nicolas
Wed Aug 15, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: most compelling TV character ever
Replies: 260
Views: 25077

Re: most compelling TV character ever

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by Nicolas
Sun Aug 12, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 3701
Views: 1058923

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

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by Nicolas
Fri Aug 03, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Should I roast my own coffee?
Replies: 43
Views: 2804

Re: Should I roast my own coffee?

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by Nicolas
Fri Aug 03, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Should I roast my own coffee?
Replies: 43
Views: 2804

Re: Should I roast my own coffee?

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by Nicolas
Fri Aug 03, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Should I roast my own coffee?
Replies: 43
Views: 2804

Re: Should I roast my own coffee?

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by Nicolas
Fri Aug 03, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Should I roast my own coffee?
Replies: 43
Views: 2804

Re: Should I roast my own coffee?

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by Nicolas
Fri Aug 03, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Should I roast my own coffee?
Replies: 43
Views: 2804

Re: Should I roast my own coffee?

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