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by dharma student
Sat Feb 17, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: $12,000 Refrigerator? [Looking in $7k price range]
Replies: 71
Views: 9115

Re: $12,000 Refrigerator?

Point taken, David. I did go low end about 8 years ago - ~1600 for Fridge, gas stove, convection micro - all - Frigidaire, all poorly made. My next Washer/Dryer is going to be a Speed Queen...lasts 25 years, made in American, 5 year warranty, 7 year on some models. NO fancy cycles which I never use ...
by dharma student
Sat Feb 17, 2018 11:01 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: $12,000 Refrigerator? [Looking in $7k price range]
Replies: 71
Views: 9115

$12,000 Refrigerator? [Looking in $7k price range]

I am in the market for a new appliance package. My loca store has a 1600 rebate on select, upscale Kitchen Aid appliances and I am leaning in that direction. I am look at ~ $7k approx for DW, Fridge, Micro, Stove before rebate But I saw a Viking refrigerator for $12,000. Some of their other applianc...
by dharma student
Tue Jan 30, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: VWELX [Vanguard Wellington]
Replies: 50
Views: 9286

Re: VWELX [Vanguard Wellington]

It is an offering in my 401k I am considering adding. I am heavy in Primecap (large growth) and wish to add both more Large Value and bonds to my portfolio....seems like a good fit.
by dharma student
Tue Jan 30, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks in freefall
Replies: 6846
Views: 1496636

Re: U.S. stocks in freefall

Great sale....for those of us still in the accumulation phase.... :happy
by dharma student
Mon Jan 29, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Pairing Primecap Admiral with Wellington in 401k
Replies: 2
Views: 311

Pairing Primecap Admiral with Wellington in 401k

Thinking this might add Large Value and Bonds to my portfolio and temper volitilty which I am seeking to do I was thinking of VTEAX, the new muni bond index as well- to my taxable. I like that it is broken up between short, long and intermediate muni bonds. I would definitely go ETF to avoid the pur...
by dharma student
Sat Jan 06, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Portfolio recommendations- Inheritance - balancing out taxable
Replies: 2
Views: 447

Portfolio recommendations- Inheritance - balancing out taxable

57, no debt, own home, stable pension + working, 25% Federal tax, VA state 5.25 Portfolio mid six figure range, current asset allocation 60/40. Ideally 50/50, but I can live with 60/40 also. Taxable 10% T.Rowe Price VA Tax Free Bonds Tax Deferred 30% VG Intermediate Bond Fund Admiral 38% VG Primecap...
by dharma student
Thu Sep 21, 2017 2:52 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: VG wants everyone to transfer to a brokerage account?
Replies: 110
Views: 13757

Re: VG wants everyone to transfer to a brokerage account?

Thanks OCG...forgive me but what is YMMV?

I will search the board for threads
by dharma student
Thu Sep 21, 2017 2:44 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: VG wants everyone to transfer to a brokerage account?
Replies: 110
Views: 13757

VG wants everyone to transfer to a brokerage account?

Dear XXX, You'll soon receive an email from us asking you to transition your current Vanguard account to a Vanguard Brokerage Account at no additional cost. We're transitioning most of our accounts to the new account structure to significantly streamline our operations and help us continue to lower ...
by dharma student
Thu Sep 14, 2017 7:27 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Large portable generator vs. permanent natural gas generator for home
Replies: 67
Views: 6185

Re: Large portable generator vs. permanent natural gas generator for home

i bought a generac whole house generator (nat gas fuel) in late summer of 2012. Superstorm Sandy hit us and knocked power out in my town for 7 full days. i have not had a power outage of more than a few hours since. Have i gotten my money's worth? probably not, but the peace of mind is hard to put ...
by dharma student
Sat Aug 26, 2017 11:29 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Total International Institutional Index changed to Index Trust?
Replies: 4
Views: 604

Re: Total International Institutional Index changed to Index Trust?

VTISX was the ticker prior - Institutional Select.....not comfortable with this since, as the previous poster stated , why the added layer?...btw thanks for the link.....no ticker found for the trust (?)
by dharma student
Sat Aug 26, 2017 4:57 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Total International Institutional Index changed to Index Trust?
Replies: 4
Views: 604

Total International Institutional Index changed to Index Trust?

Good morning all and prayers to those in TX

I have this in my 401...anyone else see this? Is it just a name change? VG isn't available Saturdays so I thought I'd ask the question here.

Thanks.
by dharma student
Mon Jul 17, 2017 4:09 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: MI Windows/Okna Windows
Replies: 4
Views: 661

MI Windows/Okna Windows

Hi Folks! Anyone ever hear of MI Windows in Pennsylvania? Got a quote for 4 slider windows - Renewal by Anderson started at 12k, came down to 10k now wants the sales manager to come back to quote me again. Company that installs MI quotes around 3200 for the same (4 slider windows, two are 8ft wide, ...
by dharma student
Sat Jan 21, 2017 7:12 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Help Understanding Muni Bond Fund Please
Replies: 8
Views: 1354

Re: Help Understanding Muni Bond Fund Please

I hold this fund and plan to for the long haul. When I reach a target amount I will start to diversify into a National Muni at Vanguard for the sake of further diversification Why not have both? My bond portion of portfolio = 50% Intermediate Admiral(VBILX) - like the half corporate, half treasury 2...
by dharma student
Mon Jan 16, 2017 6:46 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Short and Intermediate Term Bond Funds
Replies: 14
Views: 2944

Re: Short and Intermediate Term Bond Funds

VBILX - Intermediate Index - like half corp, half treasury
PRVAX - T.Rowe Price VA Tax Free Bond (A Vanguardish .48 ER)
VIPSX- Vanguard TIPS

Total Bond Market Admiral - thinking of rebalancing this portion in VBILX as this seems redundant.

All are in tax deferred accounts
by dharma student
Thu Jan 12, 2017 10:13 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Best fund to complement VPMAX [Vanguard Primecap]
Replies: 3
Views: 881

Re: Best fund to complement VPMAX [Vanguard Primecap]

Thanks, Ken...Yes I am not looking for a total revamp, but all opinions are welcome..

A wise man told me the mind that knows is the mind that is closed!! :D

I knew (?) what I was doing a few years ago :oops:
by dharma student
Wed Jan 11, 2017 7:35 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Best fund to complement VPMAX [Vanguard Primecap]
Replies: 3
Views: 881

Best fund to complement VPMAX [Vanguard Primecap]

My target is a 50-50 stock/bond mix. Right now VPMAX (Primecap Admiral) is about 35% of my overall portfolio, DCA'ing into via 401k max out Total International Index 7% DCA'ing into via 401k max out - I can up the percentages to put more into this. Max out into Roth annually as well. Need to balance...