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by macarose
Sat Oct 26, 2019 11:55 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Time for a new car - Corolla or Civic...
Replies: 101
Views: 11007

Re: Time for a new car - Corolla or Civic...

This is Steven Lang. I am a fairly well known automotive journalist. First off, you should look here for long-term reliability. I co-developed the study and it has been featured on the front page of Yahoo nearly a dozen times. We have professional mechanics inspect the vehicles instead of owners fil...
by macarose
Thu Mar 14, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Lemon or Just Getting Used to Having an Older Car???
Replies: 33
Views: 3051

Re: Lemon or Just Getting Used to Having an Older Car???

Your mechanic is ripping you off. Get it fixed at an independent repair shop that has an established presence in your community. There is no reason why you need to pay $1100 for an alternator that can be found at car-part.com for less than $200.
by macarose
Thu Mar 14, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Buy New Car Now or Wait End of Lease?
Replies: 11
Views: 1110

Re: Buy New Car Now or Wait End of Lease?

There are a lot of mildly amusing ways you can blow your financial brains out. Leasing a car and then moving on to a new car is definitely one of the easiest ways to toss your savings down the toilet. If that's where you want to go consider the following... The AVERAGE car on the road has been over ...
by macarose
Fri Apr 08, 2016 5:58 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Am I Nuts? [to reallocate portfolio]
Replies: 31
Views: 3292

Re: Am I Nuts? [to reallocate portfolio]

Not at all. These were the exact sentiments I needed to hear.

I scuttled those plans. Back in 2002 I was following the works of William Bernstein. Now, I need to get back to that exact center of intelligence and practicality.

The word thanks can not be said enough.
by macarose
Thu Apr 07, 2016 5:02 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Am I Nuts? [to reallocate portfolio]
Replies: 31
Views: 3292

Am I Nuts? [to reallocate portfolio]

Every day it seems like the market is becoming increasingly volatile and I frankly believe that many of the issues in Europe and China are beginning to affect the global economy (Low to no growth, extreme commodity glut, unsustainable debt). I'm 43, have done well, and as a result I'm trying to rema...
by macarose
Wed Jun 18, 2014 3:05 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: 700k And A Lifestyle Change
Replies: 9
Views: 3718

Re: 700k And A Lifestyle Change

With God's grace, I hope to continue working to a ripe old age. I don't ever plan on fully retiring. Eventually, I think I may have to migrate from writing about cars if we ever get to that point when transportation becomes a commodity. But I don't see that happening. Even if we end up in self-guide...
by macarose
Wed Jun 18, 2014 3:00 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: 700k And A Lifestyle Change
Replies: 9
Views: 3718

Re: 700k And A Lifestyle Change

I tend to be a regular reader of William Bernstein's work. This is how I'm thinking about structuring this portfolio. Vanguard High Dividend Yield ETF - 30% Barclays Capital High Yield Bond ETF - 20% Vanguarad International Stock Fund - 15% Vanguard Value Fund - 15% Vanguard Total Market - 10% Real ...
by macarose
Tue Jun 17, 2014 8:22 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: 700k And A Lifestyle Change
Replies: 9
Views: 3718

700k And A Lifestyle Change

Hi folks. Hope all is well. For the last 20 years I have been steadfastly saving and investing my money so that I can eventually lead the type of life I would like. Not rich mind you. But enough coming in so that I could slowly leverage out of my daily work life, and do those things that are worth m...
by macarose
Tue Jun 17, 2014 2:02 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: 700k And A Lifestyle Change
Replies: 1
Views: 1138

700k And A Lifestyle Change

Hi folks. Hope all is well. For the last 20 years I have been steadfastly saving and investing my money so that I can eventually lead the type of life I would like. Not rich mind you. But enough coming in so that I could slowly leverage out of my daily work life, and do those things that are worth m...