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by Bylo Selhi
Mon Dec 04, 2017 7:43 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best watch for around $5,000?
Replies: 1061
Views: 257041

Re: Best watch for around $5,000?

Today I wouldn't say Tudor is being marketed as a poor person's Rolex. Please show an example if you have one. (BTW I own both, as do many Rolex owners) Perhaps I shouldn't have said "always," but in the past that was Tudor's reputation. A jeweler would suggest a Tudor only if the customer couldn't...
by Bylo Selhi
Sun Dec 03, 2017 4:21 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best watch for around $5,000?
Replies: 1061
Views: 257041

Re: Best watch for around $5,000?

What model Rolex did you buy in 1968? A vintage 1968 Submariner with box and papers and nice patina would go for $15,000 - $25,000 depending on condition. As I said, basic model: Rolex Oyster Perpetual Model 1002 . It's all I could afford as a teenager. The purchase is testimony to the early days o...
by Bylo Selhi
Sun Dec 03, 2017 3:25 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best watch for around $5,000?
Replies: 1061
Views: 257041

Re: Best watch for around $5,000?

Tudor is the new Rolex... Tudor has been around for decades. Rolex has always marketed it as the poor person's Rolex, i.e.to those who couldn't afford the genuine article. Rolex has gone upmarket, $5k won't get you much any more unless buying used. Now it's $8k+ for a basic stainless steel sports m...
by Bylo Selhi
Wed Nov 29, 2017 11:04 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Is It Possible To Be Your Own ISP?
Replies: 7
Views: 989

Re: Is It Possible To Be Your Own ISP?

We are looking for other options for ISPs since Comcast is horrible and the possible repeal of Net Neutrality may lead to other options like Google WiMax suspect as well going forward. Actually Google is among those leading the charge for the maintenance of net neutrality, e.g. We stand together an...
by Bylo Selhi
Sun Nov 12, 2017 1:22 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: [Yahoo Finance no longer works - Alternatives to download securities quotes]
Replies: 254
Views: 25719

Re: Excel Macro using Yahoo Finance- not working

This thread got complicated fast. Might be nice if we could summarize the available methods that work. For now, I settled on the Google Sheets / Google Finance technique and I copy stock prices from a Google sheet document into my local master Excel spreadsheet. The Google sheet uses the formula =G...
by Bylo Selhi
Thu Nov 09, 2017 7:57 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: [Yahoo Finance no longer works - Alternatives to download securities quotes]
Replies: 254
Views: 25719

Re: [Yahoo Finance no longer works - Alternatives to download securities quotes]

I only update my spreadsheet once a week, hence my confusion. If I want to see what's going on during the day I just navigate to the Yahoo portfolio and take a look. Different strokes for different folks... Agreed. I don't need to see dynamically updating quotes either. But the geek in me enjoyed s...
by Bylo Selhi
Thu Nov 09, 2017 7:25 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: [Yahoo Finance no longer works - Alternatives to download securities quotes]
Replies: 254
Views: 25719

Re: [Yahoo Finance no longer works - Alternatives to download securities quotes]

What am I missing? Using Google Finance and Google Sheets you can create a live link to your Excel or LibreOffice spreadsheet. That means that quotes get updated dynamically during the trading day at some interval like every minute. Once set up there's no need to download/import .CSV files every ti...
by Bylo Selhi
Wed Nov 08, 2017 4:50 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Quicken's future direction - a cause for concern
Replies: 471
Views: 58378

Re: Quicken's future direction - a cause for concern

Another letter to customers from Eric Dunn, CEO of Quicken: Letter to the Quicken Community about the Membership Plan (November 2017) Since the launch of the 2018 releases of Quicken, we have heard questions from many of you about the new Membership Plan, where customers subscribe to Quicken on an a...
by Bylo Selhi
Wed Nov 08, 2017 8:34 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What do you do to keep your mind sharp?
Replies: 65
Views: 4954

Re: What do you do to keep your mind sharp?

Um, I can't remember.

Seriously, I exercise my body and my mind. Studies have shown that regular physical exercise delays the onset of age-related mental decline, e.g memory loss, dementia, etc. Diet too plays a significant factor.
by Bylo Selhi
Mon Nov 06, 2017 9:09 pm
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: Please Try Out Test Posts Here
Replies: 202
Views: 166052

Re: Please Try Out Test Posts Here

Test. First time poster. Still trying to figure out how to PM the Admins. Welcome to Bogleheads! To contact the Admins, click "Quick links" at the top left of the forum page, then click "The team." You'll see a list of the great folks who make this forum possible. Click a username to get their Prof...
by Bylo Selhi
Mon Nov 06, 2017 11:30 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Outback Vs Forester Vs CR-V ??
Replies: 58
Views: 5380

Re: Outback Vs Forester Vs CR-V ??

However, deciding not to buy a vehicle on one particular incident can only lead you down a rat hole, as every car brand out there has a similar story. I agree in general. A sample of one doesn't reflect the whole population. However, as the owner of a 1997 Camry that was a complete lemon, where Toy...
by Bylo Selhi
Mon Nov 06, 2017 9:06 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Trade QUICKEN for Spreadsheet
Replies: 28
Views: 1948

Re: Trade QUICKEN for Spreadsheet

Moneydance is somewhat lacking for investment features. For example, I can't adjust my share balance like I can in Quicken. OTOH, it's "good enough". I don't need budgeting/spending/checking/credit card functionality. We're quite frugal as it is and have never needed to worry about that stuff. I do...
by Bylo Selhi
Sun Nov 05, 2017 11:21 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: [Yahoo Finance no longer works - Alternatives to download securities quotes]
Replies: 254
Views: 25719

Re: GETYAHOO broken? [Spreadsheet extension]

For people who are looking for a replacement for GETYAHOO or the SMF add-in now that Yahoo has killed their interface:

How to get quotes from GoogleFinance/GoogleSheets into LibreOffice.

I imagine something similar will work with Excel. I don't have a copy of that product to test with.
by Bylo Selhi
Sun Nov 05, 2017 11:16 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: [Yahoo Finance no longer works - Alternatives to download securities quotes]
Replies: 254
Views: 25719

Re: Yahoo! Quote Not Working

Thanks for the tip. It was in fact a bit easier even that described, I just had to share the published spreadsheet out read-only, then "link to external data" in LibreOffice to a separate tab; this brought the Google sheet over entirely, at which point I just linked between sheets. Voila! :D And th...
by Bylo Selhi
Fri Nov 03, 2017 11:28 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: [Yahoo Finance no longer works - Alternatives to download securities quotes]
Replies: 254
Views: 25719

Re: Excel Macro using Yahoo Finance- not working

Anyone know how to get the spot gold price out of Google Finance? Have you tried going to the main Google Finance page, https://finance.google.com/finance, and using the search tool to see if it can find the right query string for you? Yes. All I can find is SPDR Gold Trust ETF (NYSEARCA:GLD). That...
by Bylo Selhi
Fri Nov 03, 2017 10:57 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: [Yahoo Finance no longer works - Alternatives to download securities quotes]
Replies: 254
Views: 25719

Re: Excel Macro using Yahoo Finance- not working

Put this formula in colum B: =GOOGLEFINANCE($A1,"price") Thanks! Notes: 1. For FX rates you have to remove the second parameter, "price", e.g. =GOOGLEFINANCE("USDCAD"), to get the US$ to CA$ exchange rate. 2. For Canadian mutual funds, search Google Finance by fund name to get the symbol, e.g. PH&N...
by Bylo Selhi
Fri Nov 03, 2017 8:52 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: [Yahoo Finance no longer works - Alternatives to download securities quotes]
Replies: 254
Views: 25719

Re: Yahoo! Quote Not Working

Thanks for the tip. It was in fact a bit easier even that described, I just had to share the published spreadsheet out read-only, then "link to external data" in LibreOffice to a separate tab; this brought the Google sheet over entirely, at which point I just linked between sheets. Voila! :D And th...
by Bylo Selhi
Fri Oct 27, 2017 6:26 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Quicken's future direction - a cause for concern
Replies: 471
Views: 58378

Re: Quicken's future direction - a cause for concern

... This signing in all of the time is a pain in the butt. You shouldn't have to. As I understand it, with the new QuickenID you'll have to login once a month if you do any online operations, e.g. update security prices, downloading bank transactions, etc. I upgraded to QuickenID around the 20th of...
by Bylo Selhi
Sat Oct 14, 2017 11:28 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Quicken's future direction - a cause for concern
Replies: 471
Views: 58378

Re: Quicken's future direction - a cause for concern

A hint of what lies in store (and online ;) ) for US-based Quicken users: Since Office Depot has already spilled the beans... What can be learned from their ad? Notice that the subscription is for two years not one. The prices seem like "non discounted" in comparison to what they did with Quicken 20...
by Bylo Selhi
Fri Sep 29, 2017 11:21 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Quicken's future direction - a cause for concern
Replies: 471
Views: 58378

Re: Quicken's future direction - a cause for concern

I would not be surprised for Quicken to eventually become a software that is cloud based with an associated monthly fee. I believe Quicken has already moved to this business model in Canada. Not exactly. They've moved to an annual subscription fee as of Quicken Canada 2017. The main concern about t...
by Bylo Selhi
Thu Sep 28, 2017 2:42 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Quicken's future direction - a cause for concern
Replies: 471
Views: 58378

Re: Quicken's future direction - a cause for concern

You need a new ID. It's simply a transition from the ID being used within Quicken formerly being hosted on Intuit.com, former owners of Quicken, to Quicken.com, the new owners of Quicken after it was sold. So, when they bought Quicken they didn't buy the Quicken Ids? It went fine for me, but you us...
by Bylo Selhi
Sat Sep 23, 2017 3:03 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Help me solve: Not allowed access to savings at Canadian bank
Replies: 13
Views: 1961

Re: Help me solve: Not allowed access to savings at Canadian bank

You have to believe the GTA/ GVA housing bubble is going to blow spectacularly. I have essentially no doubt that this will happen although I do not know the timing. Some weekend reading: It's a mad, mad, mad, mad market And a nit to pick ;) - lower interest rates - but there's no way to do that for...
by Bylo Selhi
Fri Sep 22, 2017 1:04 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: The money trail...import vehicle vs domestic.
Replies: 32
Views: 2409

Re: The money trail...import vehicle vs domestic.

I always thought a big part of capitalism was to buy a high enough quality product at the cheapest price. Honda and Toyota have huge factories within 100 miles of where I live that produce their most popular vehicles (Civic, RAV-4). And yet, made-in-Canada Hondas and Toyotas are substantially more ...
by Bylo Selhi
Fri Sep 22, 2017 12:55 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Help me solve: Not allowed access to savings at Canadian bank
Replies: 13
Views: 1961

Re: Help me solve: Not allowed access to savings at Canadian bank

Is this common across Canadian banks? Yes. Some banks have affiliates in the US, e.g. TD (TD Bank in NE US) and BMO (Harris Bank in Chicagoland). They may be more flexible. But of course you'd still need to get your money out of CIBC. And by the sounds of it that would require your presence at thei...
by Bylo Selhi
Sun Aug 06, 2017 2:09 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: LED light bulbs
Replies: 97
Views: 9294

Re: LED light bulbs

If your LED bulbs fail prematurely... I bought a bunch of Cree LED bulbs from Home Depot about 5 years ago when they first came out. IIRC I paid an average of about $10/bulb in those days--after $5 utility rebate. The packaging says they're guaranteed for 10 years. After 3 of them burned out I went ...
by Bylo Selhi
Sat Aug 05, 2017 6:34 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Quicken's future direction - a cause for concern
Replies: 471
Views: 58378

Re: Quicken's future direction - a cause for concern

I won't get into the security issues of typing banking credentials into Quicken. Those issues are real--if you really need updates in real time. If not, they're avoidable. Using their "Web Connect" feature you login to your FI's manually, then download transactions, then import them into Quicken. I...
by Bylo Selhi
Fri Aug 04, 2017 7:44 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Quicken's future direction - a cause for concern
Replies: 471
Views: 58378

Re: Quicken's future direction - a cause for concern

That's not much different than they do now. Their new policy (in Canada) was considerably different from their past policy. That was the reason for starting this thread, i.e. to warn US customers that this change might be coming to the US version of Q18. Each version is good for ~3 years, after whi...
by Bylo Selhi
Thu Aug 03, 2017 2:24 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Quicken's future direction - a cause for concern
Replies: 471
Views: 58378

Re: Quicken's future direction - a cause for concern

Just posted on Quicken's support forum : Hi all, Thank you for your continued contributions here—here's a new message from our CEO, Eric Dunn: Dear Quicken Customers, Based on your feedback, we’ve decided to make a change to the way Quicken works after your subscription membership expires. As you’ve...
by Bylo Selhi
Mon Jul 31, 2017 8:51 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 3124
Views: 919021

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Maudie . One of the best movies of the year. One of her paintings turned up recently at a thrift shop not far from here. It sold at a charity auction for $45,000. Not a bad investment considering her works sometimes sold "for as little as $2 and $3." Maud Lewis art found in thrift store sells for $...
by Bylo Selhi
Wed Jul 26, 2017 12:35 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Foreign Currency Account [US resident wants bank account in Canada]
Replies: 9
Views: 872

Re: Foreign Currency Account [US resident wants bank account in Canada]

Have you tried HSBC ( Open an International Banking Account )? I don't know that they will let you open a Canadian account from the US but it's worth a phone call or two to ask. Keep in mind that most, if not all, Canadian banks require that you're a permanent resident. They usually request proof of...
by Bylo Selhi
Sat Jul 22, 2017 1:39 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Medical Coverage Outside US
Replies: 45
Views: 3636

Re: Medical Coverage Outside US

Most (all?) countries with universal healthcare, which include UK and Croatia, have reciprocity agreements with other universal healthcare countries. Not quite. Residents of most countries in Europe have reciprocal coverage. But even so, there are restrictions. See e.g. European Health Insurance Ca...
by Bylo Selhi
Tue Jul 18, 2017 7:20 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Why the world's biggest investor backs the simplest investment
Replies: 25
Views: 4077

Re: Why the world's biggest investor backs the simplest investment

It is not the simplest investment, as evidenced by the extremely large number of investors who deviate from it. As Buffett has said, “Investing is simple, but not easy.” That applies to his own investing style but also to indexing. ----- As to who was first, ISTM that's a second order issue. Often ...
by Bylo Selhi
Mon Jul 17, 2017 8:59 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Why the world's biggest investor backs the simplest investment
Replies: 25
Views: 4077

Why the world's biggest investor backs the simplest investment

One of BBC's, "50 Things That Made the Modern Economy." Why the world's biggest investor backs the simplest investment In his [1974] essay Challenge To Judgment [Paul] Samuelson argued that most professional investors should quit and do something useful instead, such as plumbing. He also said that, ...
by Bylo Selhi
Mon Jul 17, 2017 6:14 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 3124
Views: 919021

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Gifted. A sentimental tearjerker about a young girl math prodigy who's caught in a custody battle.
by Bylo Selhi
Sun Jul 09, 2017 6:40 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 3124
Views: 919021

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Ricola wrote:"Gold" starring Matthew McConaughey, an American crime drama based on a true story. I think most Bogleheads will really enjoy it.
The true story is Canadian, Bre-X, and is even more incredible than the movie version. Quite a lesson there for speculators.
by Bylo Selhi
Wed Jun 28, 2017 6:22 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Slide rule anyone?
Replies: 88
Views: 8718

Re: Slide rule anyone?

giant slide rule about 6' long and 1' wide. I assume it is a teaching tool used to demonstrate slide rule usage from the front of the class during lectures Yes. We had one at my high school as well. No one has the slightest idea how to use it though. All of us grew up in the era of TI-30 series cal...
by Bylo Selhi
Mon Jun 26, 2017 4:20 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Slide rule anyone?
Replies: 88
Views: 8718

Re: Slide rule anyone?

My 1972 VersaLog is right here on the desk with me at this moment, and the leather case and original book are within arm's reach. As is my 6" pocket version circa 1968. Incidentally the manufacturer was the Japanese company Sun Hemmi which dates back to 1895. Their slides rules were sold in the US ...
by Bylo Selhi
Thu Jun 01, 2017 10:58 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Cell phone service abroad
Replies: 79
Views: 7653

Re: Cell phone service abroad

Many have mentioned the use of local SIM cards. Have used SIM cards many times and a good option. One concern is hacking. Buying a sim from an unknown company, may increase the risks of malware, in the SIM card , infecting the phone. A cursory Google search shows that while this may be theoreticall...
by Bylo Selhi
Tue May 30, 2017 5:53 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Cell phone service abroad
Replies: 79
Views: 7653

Re: Cell phone service abroad

kramer wrote:Here is a good pre-paid Wiki link for New Zealand:

http://prepaid-data-sim-card.wikia.com/wiki/New_Zealand
That page covers NZ, however the site provides global coverage. It's my go-to when travelling overseas.
by Bylo Selhi
Mon May 29, 2017 9:51 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Cell phone service abroad
Replies: 79
Views: 7653

Re: Cell phone service abroad

There is nothing magical about an iPhone. It is an example of a phone that supports the correct bands. There are many others. You just have to do some research before you go. The best place to do that research: Will My Phone Work? This site is useful to determine if your existing phone will work or...
by Bylo Selhi
Fri May 19, 2017 9:47 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Which Small SUV for 15 Year Reliability?
Replies: 92
Views: 10409

Re: Which Small SUV for 15 Year Reliability?

Everyone on this board who says todays tech is a MUST HAVE Who are those people? but seatbelts where not Who has claimed otherwise? We will all have to agree to disagree. Finally something we can agree on ;) People are welcome to live life in constant fear. I choose not too. Again, who are those pe...
by Bylo Selhi
Fri May 19, 2017 9:26 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Which Small SUV for 15 Year Reliability?
Replies: 92
Views: 10409

Re: Which Small SUV for 15 Year Reliability?

Most of it comes down to a safe operator behind the wheel, obeying the speed limit, driving at a safe speed and distance from other vehicles as conditions dictate, and avoiding any distractions. We actually have a new 2017 filled with all the bells, whistles, and gizmos - all of which are very dist...
by Bylo Selhi
Fri May 19, 2017 7:06 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Which Small SUV for 15 Year Reliability?
Replies: 92
Views: 10409

Re: Which Small SUV for 15 Year Reliability?

What I was questioning is why do all these members suddenly think their car will be obsolete overnight because it doesn't have lane keep assist, yet they do not sound like that were equally adamant in 1989 that their car would be obsolete the next year when rear shoulder belts became mandatory, and...
by Bylo Selhi
Thu May 18, 2017 1:47 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Which Small SUV for 15 Year Reliability?
Replies: 92
Views: 10409

Re: Which Small SUV for 15 Year Reliability?

Why are cars obsolete in just a few years all of a sudden?... Because of the technology. The "infotainment" (your "whiz bang features by marketing departments") stuff I can live without. But the safety-related stuff I may not be able to live without, both figuratively and literally. I do appreciate...
by Bylo Selhi
Thu May 18, 2017 12:27 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Which Small SUV for 15 Year Reliability?
Replies: 92
Views: 10409

Re: Which Small SUV for 15 Year Reliability?

I would like to buy a new 2017 or 2018 small SUV, and keep it until the year 2030 and beyond. I think you'd be fine with all four models you listed. As with investing, the challenge is to know now what the reliability record will be in the ensuing years. Even makes/models that have great records so...
by Bylo Selhi
Tue May 16, 2017 12:50 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: The recent WannaCry ransomware
Replies: 60
Views: 7992

Re: The recent WannaCry ransomware

Automated offsite backups with versioning (I use Crashplan) is really key to recovering from this kind of problem. ISTM the key to recovering from these sorts of situations (virus infections, ransomware, etc.) is to prevent them from happening in the first place, i.e. by practicising safe surfing/e...
by Bylo Selhi
Mon May 15, 2017 9:08 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: The recent WannaCry ransomware
Replies: 60
Views: 7992

Re: The recent WannaCry ransomware

Isn't it possible for viruses/ransomware to sit dormant in your files (including offline backups) such that if you are hit with an attack and then try to restore your files, you have restored the attack? I suppose it's possible, however, I'm not aware that it's ever happened. I guess the solution i...
by Bylo Selhi
Mon May 15, 2017 1:25 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: The recent WannaCry ransomware
Replies: 60
Views: 7992

Re: The recent WannaCry ransomware

Some general advice about this ransomware that I got by e-mail from an accounting firm [lightly edited]: Protection from Latest Ransomware Attack A series of cyber attacks across the globe have seized control of public and private sector computer systems, freezing data until a ransom is paid. While ...
by Bylo Selhi
Mon May 15, 2017 12:01 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: TV show recommendations?
Replies: 572
Views: 214535

Re: TV show recommendations?

Rake is an Australian series that stars Richard Roxburgh... This is also one of my favorite TV shows. It's sort of like a legal version of House, although decidedly wackier. There's some uncertainty as to whether there will be a fourth season. I certainly hope so. Actually there was a 4th season th...
by Bylo Selhi
Mon May 01, 2017 7:40 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Wrist based heart rate monitors
Replies: 35
Views: 2789

Re: Wrist based heart rate monitors

My DW has a Fitbit Charge HR which has a pretty OLED display, but does not connect with the treadmills at the gym. I use a Polar Bluetooth H7 which does connect with treadmills and works very well, however the H7 is on a chest strap which is not as easy to put on as the wrist monitor. The H7 also c...