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by imbogled
Wed Oct 17, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Thinking of buying a brand new Toyota 4Runner TRD
Replies: 14
Views: 1667

Re: Thinking of buying a brand new Toyota 4Runner TRD

There has been a heavy discussion about purchasing a new vehicle and how to get the best price in this post. After clicking link, scroll down about 9 posts to where poster denovo starts posting and he revives an old posting of his. https://www.bogleheads.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=124638&start=1...
by imbogled
Sun Oct 14, 2018 6:47 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Stinky Car After Changing Cabin Air Filter
Replies: 6
Views: 825

Re: Stinky Car After Changing Cabin Air Filter

If you decide to replace the filter again, please have him do it himself. Very simple procedure which typically will take less than 5 minutes to perform. Youtube videos will make it even easier to install. Purchase the filter online at eBay if available, usually great prices available. Dealers and t...
by imbogled
Fri Jul 13, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: COMING SOON: BOGLEHEADS PODCASTS
Replies: 366
Views: 19895

Re: COMING SOON: BOGLEHEADS PODCASTS

Boglehead Exchange! This is the place we come to exchange our ideas, also a play upon the stock exchange.
by imbogled
Fri Jul 13, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: COMING SOON: BOGLEHEADS PODCASTS
Replies: 366
Views: 19895

Re: COMING SOON: BOGLEHEADS PODCASTS

Bogleheads Inside Information!

Bogleheads Public Offering!
by imbogled
Fri Jul 13, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: COMING SOON: BOGLEHEADS PODCASTS
Replies: 366
Views: 19895

Re: COMING SOON: BOGLEHEADS PODCASTS

How about: Bogleheads Bullish! ........ or Bogleheads, Buy and Hold! ...... or Boglehead Appreciation! :wink:
by imbogled
Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: To take or not to take delivery of Tesla 3
Replies: 1326
Views: 113154

Re: To take or not to take delivery of Tesla 3

Not sure if this was mentioned.
Tesla spontaneously catches fire with no crash.
http://money.cnn.com/2018/06/18/technol ... index.html
by imbogled
Fri Jun 01, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: College Laptop Security lock
Replies: 12
Views: 1011

Re: College Laptop Security lock

I was also concerned with this when I sent my child off to college a couple years ago.I did purchase a lock and strongly encouraged my child to use it always. They never used it once and everything has been ok for the last couple years. I also considered getting them an RFID Shield to protect their ...
by imbogled
Sun Apr 22, 2018 7:44 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: AAA? What to do in car emergencies?
Replies: 112
Views: 8853

Re: AAA? What to do in car emergencies?

A new Hyundai typically has five years of free roadside assistance (for that car only). I would check the owners manual for the details and the phone number to call in an emergency. Keep the number handy. Call the dealer if you can't find the information, before you need it. Correct! The 2017 vehic...
by imbogled
Mon Feb 26, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Need $100,000 in 20 years. Help!
Replies: 52
Views: 6580

Re: Need $100,000 in 20 years. Help!

https://www.whitecoatinvestor.com/

Pay this wonderful website a visit. The "white coat investor" is his username in this forum and he posts here quite often, 13,134 times and counting to be exact.
by imbogled
Sat Feb 10, 2018 6:58 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: new to the forum and eager for your advice
Replies: 8
Views: 878

Re: new to the forum and eager for your advice

I felt like an idiot sitting on cash the past year with the bull market and all the hysteria over cryptocurrency the past few months. But with both quieting down, it seems like a good time to take the cash and invest. If it's not obvious, I'm pretty conservative and an index fund fan. Any favorites...
by imbogled
Sat Feb 03, 2018 5:04 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Finally going to invest, brother is FA
Replies: 89
Views: 7485

Re: Finally going to invest, brother is FA

OK, I think I knew what I needed to do all along but needed to hear it from >60 different people (thank you everyone). Just opened an account with Vanguard. I will be starting Roth IRA's for both my wife and I, and I'm thinking about fully funding them for 2017 and 2018 now, with the market down to...
by imbogled
Tue Jan 02, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: REGISTRATION FOR 2018 BOGLEHEAD CONTEST
Replies: 154
Views: 12505

Re: REGISTRATION FOR 2018 BOGLEHEAD CONTEST

2777.17 Official Selection. Any way to remove a posting in the spreadsheet? Upon further review of other postings I noticed someone had the same selection so I posted a new one in order not to match them.
by imbogled
Thu Aug 10, 2017 7:52 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Teeth Whitening
Replies: 21
Views: 3776

Re: Teeth Whitening

Try Crest Whitestrips Professional Effects. Around $35 on Amazon. Works great. I'd try this before any whitening treatment at the dentists office. https://www.amazon.com/Crest-Professional-Whitestrips-Whitening-Treatments/dp/B00336EUTK Francis Just used them! Worked for me also! Several years of st...
by imbogled
Tue Aug 08, 2017 12:33 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Selected photos from my ride across Western Europe -- Amsterdam to Passau, Germany
Replies: 21
Views: 2814

Re: Selected photos from my ride across Western Europe -- Amsterdam to Passau, Germany

I'm so jealous! Looks like an incredible way to get away and see the world.
by imbogled
Mon Jul 17, 2017 1:29 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Can my wife and I afford to retire in one year with our portfolio, pension, social security
Replies: 41
Views: 4956

Re: Can my wife and I afford to retire in one year with our portfolio, pension, social security

FIRECalc: How long will your money last?

http://www.firecalc.com/

"With what you have today, and what it costs you to live, can you retire and maintain the same lifestyle?"
A very popular tool for considering retirement. I am guessing you will be golden in your golden years!
by imbogled
Sun Jul 16, 2017 4:50 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: How are folks handling the unprecedented rise in the market ?
Replies: 166
Views: 23303

Re: How are folks handling the unprecedented rise in the market ?

Mr. Bogle has said: ..Half the time I worry why I have so much in stocks and the other half of the time I worry why I have so little in stocks... I think many of us can relate. But worrying won't change anything, and changing your asset allocation to be more conservative or more aggressive will onl...
by imbogled
Wed Jun 21, 2017 3:09 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: radon test kit
Replies: 15
Views: 2843

Re: radon test kit

http://sosradon.org/test-kits

The National Radon Program Services at Kansas State University (K-State) has test kits available to purchase online.
* Short term test kits (3-4 days) are $15, which includes all costs.
* Long term test kits (3-12 months) are $25, which includes all costs.
by imbogled
Sat Jun 03, 2017 4:04 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: What to do after maxing out all tax advantaged options?
Replies: 24
Views: 3429

Re: What to do after maxing out all tax advantaged options?

If you have any debt pay that down! After that, it's time to invest in taxable accounts but do so efficiently.. see Boglehead wiki article link listed below to help you understand how to do so.

https://www.bogleheads.org/wiki/Tax-eff ... _placement
by imbogled
Sat May 06, 2017 5:47 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Tips From Older Bogleheads?
Replies: 52
Views: 6322

Re: Tips From Older Bogleheads?

Don't panic when things get rough! Take a deep breath, stay the course!
by imbogled
Thu Apr 20, 2017 6:34 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Larry Swedroe says "Goodbye."
Replies: 336
Views: 50885

Re: Larry Swedroe says "Goodby."

'Never say goodbye, because goodbye means going away, and going away means forgetting.' Peter Pan

Thanks Mr. Swedroe for all your helpful information and insights! imbogled
by imbogled
Sat Apr 15, 2017 5:39 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Washer/dryer suggestions?
Replies: 43
Views: 5699

Re: Washer/dryer suggestions?

Do a search for Speed Queen using the search bar above and you will probably lean heavily towards purchasing that brand after reading the results.
by imbogled
Sun Apr 02, 2017 1:15 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Fearful Investor and Close to Retirement
Replies: 77
Views: 12172

Re: Fearful Investor and Close to Retirement

To contact Kevin M, click on the link provided by tanstaafl 9 posts above this one.
You will see "Contact Kevin M" PM: Send a private message <<<<<<and click on that
by imbogled
Sat Feb 11, 2017 5:05 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: The Wall Street Journal to close Google loophole entirely
Replies: 169
Views: 35385

Re: The Wall Street Journal to close Google loophole entirely

Check your local library sometimes they subscribe to the online WSJ and offer it as a database to library patrons. Mine does. Your mileage may vary.
by imbogled
Tue Feb 07, 2017 11:57 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: get rid of landline but keep access to 911
Replies: 38
Views: 7123

Re: get rid of landline but keep access to 911

i use an obi200 device https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00BUV7C9A/ connected to google voice you get all your normal phone call free.. then you configure a second connection of the device to anveo E911 service for 15 a year.. http://blog.obihai.com/2014/08/easy-emergency-911-calling-service-with....
by imbogled
Sun Jan 15, 2017 5:59 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Need advice for Vanguard fund choices for $1.6M
Replies: 19
Views: 3058

Re: Need advice for Vanguard fund choices for $1.6M

Duckie is on the money. Since you have children who will eventually inherit whatever you do not spend, bonds belong in tax deferred accounts to the extent possible and equities in taxable accounts to the extent possible. Forget about balanced funds in the taxable account, in your tax bracket you wi...
by imbogled
Wed Aug 17, 2016 3:00 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Help. My boss is expecting me to read her mind.
Replies: 53
Views: 5406

Re: Help. My boss is expecting me to read her mind.

https://www.amazon.com/Crucial-Conversations-Talking-Stakes-Second/dp/0071771328/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_product_top?ie=UTF8 "The first edition of Crucial Conversations exploded onto the scene and revolutionized the way millions of people communicate when stakes are high. This new edition gives you the tool...
by imbogled
Sun Jul 10, 2016 5:16 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: wait for the drop?
Replies: 75
Views: 9166

Re: wait for the drop?

Bogleheads principles: never try to time the market https://www.bogleheads.org/blog/boglehe ... he-market/ And to quote Taylor Larimore (just copied and pasted from an older thread/not sure how to officially quote an old thread) Market Timing -- What Experts Say Unread postby Taylor Larimore » Wed J...
by imbogled
Fri Jun 24, 2016 11:38 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Unsure what to do with windfall
Replies: 12
Views: 2608

Re: Unsure what to do with windfall

Bogleheads principles: never try to time the market https://www.bogleheads.org/blog/bogleheads-principles-never-try-to-time-the-market/ And to quote Taylor Larimore (just copied and pasted from an older thread/not sure how to officially quote an old thread) Market Timing -- What Experts Say Unread p...
by imbogled
Mon Apr 11, 2016 10:56 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: My current bicycle tour in Italy
Replies: 39
Views: 5551

Re: My current bicycle tour in Italy

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.” -Albert Einstein

Have a great time! .
by imbogled
Wed Apr 06, 2016 5:51 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: If you could retire anywhere, regardless of healthcare, etc.
Replies: 118
Views: 14865

Re: If you could retire anywhere, regardless of healthcare,

Winter: Maui. Summer: Michigan's Upper Penninsula. We loved vacationing on Maui for about 20 years. We have had to switch our winter location because of health reasons limiting travel by air. I'm not telling the new location, it's peaceful & very low key and we don't want it to become popular. Thre...
by imbogled
Sun Apr 03, 2016 5:27 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Tuxedo rental for prom?
Replies: 24
Views: 2733

Re: Tuxedo rental for prom?

Please tell me he's going for the classic black tie look, not the 1970s-style pastel jackets with contrasting piping and ruffled shirts. I deny that I ever wore one of those, you can't prove it was me in the photos :P Yes. Classic black tux, but with a matching bow tie and vest with his dates dress...
by imbogled
Fri Apr 01, 2016 4:59 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Tuxedo rental for prom?
Replies: 24
Views: 2733

Re: Tuxedo rental for prom?

I'm a fan of buying. Even if he gets only one further use out of it, he'll come out ahead. One inexpensive vendor: http://www.uniformalwearhouse.com/ I might also look on ebay - you could find some interesting styles and vintage stuff there. Help him with sizing, but let him pick something he likes...
by imbogled
Fri Apr 01, 2016 4:51 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Tuxedo rental for prom?
Replies: 24
Views: 2733

Re: Tuxedo rental for prom?

What's the going rate these days for the penguin suit? Going to the local rental store like a Men's Warehouse or such runs about $140 out the door for the lower end look. The place I mentioned for online rental is about $90 out the door. I will not need to rent "shiny shoes" because I purchased the...
by imbogled
Fri Apr 01, 2016 4:08 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Tuxedo rental for prom?
Replies: 24
Views: 2733

Tuxedo rental for prom?

Hello all. It is that time of year, Senior Prom! I have been looking/researching all the options for a tux rental or possible purchase for my son. I have been favoring renting from an online store called National Tuxedo Rental. They seem to have the best price and selection but I have only found 44 ...
by imbogled
Fri Apr 01, 2016 2:26 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Name one good, Name one bad thing YOU experienced [that saved money]
Replies: 37
Views: 3954

Re: Name one good, Name one bad thing YOU experienced [that saved money]

Good: Discovering the Diehard/Bogleheads forum.

Bad: Spending to much time (at times) on Bogleheads forum. :wink:
by imbogled
Fri Feb 26, 2016 8:59 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: How not to 'Buy the Distribution' for someone who dollar cost averages?
Replies: 31
Views: 3279

Re: How not to 'Buy the Distribution' for someone who dollar cost averages?

What time frame is considered buying "close" to the distribution/dividend date? Weeks or days before?
by imbogled
Wed Feb 24, 2016 7:33 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Reporter Seeking Retirees Who File Their Own Tax Returns
Replies: 5
Views: 1519

Re: Reporter Seeking Retirees Who File Their Own Tax Returns

The OP likely is Tara Siegel Bernard ("TSB") who is one of the writers for the Your Money section of The New York Times. Yup! She recently tweeted : Tara Siegel Bernard ‏@tarasbernard Looking to chat with retirees who are filing taxes for the first or second time as nonworkers. Know anyone? Please ...
by imbogled
Sat Feb 20, 2016 12:44 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Book Recommendation for New Investor
Replies: 24
Views: 3578

Re: Book Recommendation for New Investor

https://www.bogleheads.org/wiki/Books:_ ... nd_reviews

See the above Wiki post for all your reading needs! One stop shopping!
by imbogled
Fri Feb 19, 2016 11:30 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How do you approach new car purchases
Replies: 24
Views: 3454

Re: How do you approach new car purchases

https://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/hybridCompare.jsp If considering a Hybrid car, take a look at this website to find out how long the "payback period" for the premium you pay over a non-hybrid similar model. I quickly compared a 2016 Toyota Camry SE Hybrid vs a regular Toyota Camry SE and the payback ...
by imbogled
Tue Feb 09, 2016 3:49 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How to deal with dentist phobia
Replies: 25
Views: 3748

Re: How to deal with dentist phobia

Headphones and loud music! It blocks out the annoying drilling and scraping sounds.
by imbogled
Tue Feb 09, 2016 3:42 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: 401(k) getting killed
Replies: 52
Views: 6882

Re: 401(k) getting killed

Please list the available funds offered in your 401K. Their expense ratios would be helpful also.
by imbogled
Mon Feb 01, 2016 12:22 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Where to Stay in San Francisco?
Replies: 38
Views: 4648

Re: Where to Stay in San Francisco?

Please try and message boglehead member Raybo in regards to giving you a personal tour of Alcatraz! He has done this for a few boglehead members. Here is a thread that I started, thanking him for showing my family around for the day this past summer. Also, be sure to search " San Francisco " in the ...
by imbogled
Tue Jan 26, 2016 1:27 pm
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Happy Birthday Taylor!
Replies: 87
Views: 7614

Re: Happy Birthday Taylor!

May God grant him many more happy years! Mnohaya lita!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QBYTG0r2nD8
by imbogled
Sat Jan 02, 2016 2:16 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: REGISTRATION FOR THE 2016 BOGLEHEAD CONTEST
Replies: 667
Views: 42511

Re: REGISTRATION FOR THE 2016 BOGLEHEAD CONTEST

Drum roll............................. 2199.99!
by imbogled
Sun Dec 20, 2015 6:34 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Should I just give my wife (folded) money?
Replies: 76
Views: 11643

Re: Should I just give my wife (folded) money?

How about purchasing tickets for a play/musical or concert so you both would enjoy a lovely night out together.
by imbogled
Fri Dec 04, 2015 2:52 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Exchanging Bond funds?
Replies: 13
Views: 884

Re: Exchanging Bond funds?

How do I know if I need to worry about the capital gains? Thanks.
by imbogled
Fri Dec 04, 2015 2:45 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Exchanging Bond funds?
Replies: 13
Views: 884

Re: Exchanging Bond funds?

I hope this post was not coming across as though I was trying to time the market. My only intentions were to see/understand if things like buying/selling a dividend or other "wisdoms" came into play in regards to bond funds. Whoops, I took your post as a market-timing post. And the past two days ha...
by imbogled
Fri Dec 04, 2015 2:40 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Exchanging Bond funds?
Replies: 13
Views: 884

Re: Exchanging Bond funds?

I'm sorry to do this to you, because I hate it when people do it to me, but why are you changing from short-term bonds to long-term bonds? - Tim Agree with Tim. Why not go with intermediate-term bonds if you are switching? I also currently own Limited Term Tax Exempt (a short term fund). I want to ...