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by Miriam2
Tue Aug 22, 2017 1:25 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How far would you travel to see The Eclipse?
Replies: 216
Views: 10309

Re: How far would you travel to see The Eclipse?

A lot of the most interesting effects, it turns out, aren't captured by photography. - About 5 minutes before totality we were looking around all feeling strange, and realized our brains could not compute the drop in light levels with it being a sunny mid-day. Everything looked strange and washed o...
by Miriam2
Tue Aug 22, 2017 2:11 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How far would you travel to see The Eclipse?
Replies: 216
Views: 10309

Re: How far would you travel to see The Eclipse?

We got lucky and had nice clear skies in eastern Tennessee. Definitely worth the drive and overnight stay to see this interesting event. We even saw a big group of birds go crazy and fly directly overhead when totality hit (photo here if anyone is interested: https://www.liteadventurer.com/great-am...
by Miriam2
Mon Aug 21, 2017 2:37 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: 32yo Australian - New Investor Seeking Advice
Replies: 5
Views: 508

Re: 32yo Australian - New Investor Seeking Advice

Our Boglehead wiki has this article on Australian investing: Investing in Australia

And here are some posts on Australian investing - you can pull up more via our search engine.

Australian investing
Australian-Please help me with my first portfolio
New Australian investing feeling very alone
by Miriam2
Mon Aug 21, 2017 12:17 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Seeking Non-Retirement Portfolio Help
Replies: 13
Views: 1144

Re: Seeking Non-Retirement Portfolio Help

. . . it's clear I still have a LOT to learn. I intentionally left out my retirement accounts for a couple reasons, both of which now seem foolish. First off, my retirement assets are a bit of a mess at the moment, something I am also currently working on getting under control . . . Nothing foolish...
by Miriam2
Mon Aug 21, 2017 12:00 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Other financial sites worth reading
Replies: 14
Views: 2644

Re: Other financial sites worth reading

For questions & information on taxes - www.fairmark.com
by Miriam2
Fri Aug 18, 2017 9:53 pm
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: Forum software upgrade bug reports and change requests
Replies: 407
Views: 55691

Re: Forum software upgrade bug reports and change requests

... here is how I get rid of that date and time and day and minute clutter :annoyed : When I am quoting to create a post, in the "post a reply" window, delete everything between the last letter of the quoted person's name to that line's closing bracket. Please consider not doing this, Miriam. Leavi...
by Miriam2
Fri Aug 18, 2017 2:09 pm
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: Forum software upgrade bug reports and change requests
Replies: 407
Views: 55691

Re: Forum software upgrade bug reports and change requests

Is there a way for users to change the notification icon from red to something else? Likewise with the red page icons that show up next to some threads? The blue theme of Bogleheads is relaxing and conducive to good thought. The red is alarming. Agreed. I find the whole update makes the forum somew...
by Miriam2
Thu Aug 17, 2017 10:14 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Roth Conversion 5yr Holding Period?
Replies: 20
Views: 1783

Re: Roth Conversion 5yr Holding Period?

kaneohe wrote:just for completeness so others don't get the wrong idea, here's a nice summary of the Roth withdrawal rules by kawill of the fairmark.com site...
Kaneohe, you're the greatest 8-) Very helpful list, thank you for posting.
by Miriam2
Thu Aug 17, 2017 10:08 pm
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2018!
Replies: 21
Views: 2829

Re: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2018!

I may be an imposter retiree. I will be retiring from the military effective October 1, 2018. They beauty of it is that with the amount of vacation time I have saved I will start transitioning the beginning of July and stop working by the middle of July. Although I know this is a certainty I am not...
by Miriam2
Thu Aug 17, 2017 8:07 pm
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: Forum software upgrade bug reports and change requests
Replies: 407
Views: 55691

Re: Forum software upgrade bug reports and change requests

I don't use HTML codes (remember, I'm a troglodyte :mrgreen: ) How could HTML sneak into my BH forum posts? This appears to be a problem with the new BBCode engine in phpBB 3.2.x, as I can reproduce it on multiple forums that I know are running phpBB 3.2.x. The issue has been raised on the phpBB su...
by Miriam2
Thu Aug 17, 2017 7:52 pm
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: Forum software upgrade bug reports and change requests
Replies: 407
Views: 55691

Re: Forum software upgrade bug reports and change requests

I "save draft" what I write regularly (if it's long) to avoid losing it. I write long posts and if I'm researching at the same time I also can take a very long time to write a post. I don't use save draft most of the time. I use "preview" a lot and that works for me. For example, if I want to leave...
by Miriam2
Wed Aug 16, 2017 11:33 pm
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: Forum software upgrade bug reports and change requests
Replies: 407
Views: 55691

Re: Forum software upgrade bug reports and change requests

Thank you - are you also getting the HTML tags when you use "view/edit"? (and yes, I use the "view/edit" window to edit my longer posts, then load the draft) Yes I am getting HTML tags when using "view/edit" to see a draft. And I just noticed that while "load draft" does allow one to re-save a draf...
by Miriam2
Wed Aug 16, 2017 10:44 pm
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: Forum software upgrade bug reports and change requests
Replies: 407
Views: 55691

Re: Forum software upgrade bug reports and change requests

A workaround is to choose "load draft" instead of "view/edit". "View/edit" does seem broken and is inserting the html tags. There is no need to use "view/edit" anyway. All it does is allow you to change the draft. "load draft" will bring up your draft (correctly without html tags) and allow you to ...
by Miriam2
Wed Aug 16, 2017 10:37 pm
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: Forum software upgrade bug reports and change requests
Replies: 407
Views: 55691

Re: Forum software upgrade bug reports and change requests

<r><QUOTE author="Miriam2" post_id="3495797" time="1502940859" user_id="57949"><s> </s> <QUOTE author="Mudpuppy" post_id="3495784" time="1502940282" user_id="29475"><s> </s> <QUOTE author="Miriam2" post_id="3495748" time="1502937573" user_id="57949"><s> </s> I don't use HTML codes (remember, I'm a t...
by Miriam2
Wed Aug 16, 2017 10:34 pm
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: Forum software upgrade bug reports and change requests
Replies: 407
Views: 55691

Re: Forum software upgrade bug reports and change requests

I don't use HTML codes (remember, I'm a troglodyte :mrgreen: ) How could HTML sneak into my BH forum posts? BBCode is just a wrapper around HTML code. These were probably BBCode tags in the post that you had saved as a draft. It sounds like the following is happening when you save a draft: rather t...
by Miriam2
Wed Aug 16, 2017 9:39 pm
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: Forum software upgrade bug reports and change requests
Replies: 407
Views: 55691

Re: Forum software upgrade bug reports and change requests

Those are HTML characters, which I recognize - but the forum software does not. :) The only way I can see this happening is that you are typing a post inside a word processor (like MS Word) and formatting the characters inside the document. Then, copy-n-pasting the content literally inside a forum ...
by Miriam2
Wed Aug 16, 2017 4:29 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Is $9000 too much for a sectional sofa ?
Replies: 123
Views: 6523

Re: Is $9000 too much for a sectional sofa ?

JBTX wrote:The lines are pretty sharp and it's not at all the "puffy bubba" types seen in the SNL skit.
Did you ask your kids? They would probably prefer the "puffy bubba" type seen in the SNL skit 8-)
by Miriam2
Wed Aug 16, 2017 4:25 pm
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: Forum software upgrade bug reports and change requests
Replies: 407
Views: 55691

Re: Forum software upgrade bug reports and change requests

<r>This is new since the last upgrade - I cannot create and post a reply without other coding-type characters appearing in my "post a reply" window, and these characters carry over to the "preview" pane and into the "post." If I delete the characters, they come back.<br/> <br/> Here is an example. I...
by Miriam2
Wed Aug 16, 2017 4:25 pm
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: Forum software upgrade bug reports and change requests
Replies: 407
Views: 55691

Re: Forum software upgrade bug reports and change requests

This is new since the last upgrade - I cannot create and post a reply without other coding-type characters appearing in my "post a reply" window, and these characters carry over to the "preview" pane and into the "post." If I delete the characters, they come back. Here is an example. I copied this f...
by Miriam2
Tue Aug 15, 2017 8:44 pm
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2017!
Replies: 208
Views: 26150

Re: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2017!

I will be retired from the US army after 21 years of service. It has been a wonderful and challenging time. But it is time to hang it up. My last day will be sometime in December. I do not know what the future holds, but I am optimistic. Thank you Bogleheads for helping to prepare me and my DW for ...
by Miriam2
Tue Aug 15, 2017 8:35 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Is $9000 too much for a sectional sofa ?
Replies: 123
Views: 6523

Re: Is $9000 too much for a sectional sofa ?

1. Is this your forever home? I ask because sectional sofa's often are very specific for the space. You spend $9K, move in 5 years and it's likely this sectional won't fit right in your next home. . . Sectionals tend to be something that while sometimes extremely functional, are probably not the to...
by Miriam2
Tue Aug 15, 2017 3:58 pm
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2018!
Replies: 21
Views: 2829

Re: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2018!

My wife is already retired. I'm targeting April 30, 2018 as my retirement date. I might move it up if I'm offered cash to leave earlier . I doubt I'd move it back. I'd like to contribute the maximum $24,000 to my Roth TSP account plus $13,000 to our Roth IRAs before I retire. If those limits are in...
by Miriam2
Tue Aug 15, 2017 3:46 pm
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2018!
Replies: 21
Views: 2829

Re: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2018!

I am retiring January 2018. . . . We look forward to travel to National Parks in our camper van, with no deadline for returning home, more time for cross country skiing, gardening and reading all the books I didn't have time for when working. You'll probably be one of our first retirees for this Ve...
by Miriam2
Tue Aug 15, 2017 3:34 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: When stocks drop, which bond funds usually do best and worst?
Replies: 25
Views: 2472

Re: When stocks drop, which bond funds usually do best and worst?

Is the DFA Intermediate Government Fixed Income I Fund (DFIGX) such an Intermediate Treasury fund? Yes, mostly. With an average duration of 6 years it’s definitely an intermediate-term bond fund, and it’s invested 90% in U.S. Government bonds. It appears to have some leeway to invest beyond just Tr...
by Miriam2
Tue Aug 15, 2017 3:18 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: When stocks drop, which bond funds usually do best and worst?
Replies: 25
Views: 2472

Re: When stocks drop, which bond funds usually do best and worst?

Looking at the market meltdown during the 2008-09 Financial Crisis, all durations of Vanguard Treasury Funds performed well . . . All in all, Intermediate Treasuries provided a good combination of stability and return through this market crash. Intermediate treasuries are a very good combination, e...
by Miriam2
Sun Aug 13, 2017 11:14 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best place (with warm weather) to raise children
Replies: 104
Views: 16254

Re: Best place (with warm weather) to raise children

Thank you for your input, what are the best neighborhoods in St. Augustine area (safety, friendly welcoming neighbors, distance to beaches, etc.), what's the average rent for 1 bedroom? Home prices? I've heard Jacksonville is not very safe nor friendly, is it true? How does that affect St. Augustin...
by Miriam2
Sat Aug 12, 2017 2:10 am
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Calling all JACKSONVILLE FLORIDA Bogleheads (Northeast Florida)
Replies: 2
Views: 336

Re: Calling all JACKSONVILLE FLORIDA Bogleheads (Northeast Florida)

Please contact me and I plan on setting up the first meeting right after labor day. Looking forward to getting the group moving! I've always been curious what the discussions are like at chapter meetings. Do we all discuss holding TSM for 30 years and dismiss after 10 minutes or are they domestic v...
by Miriam2
Fri Aug 11, 2017 11:46 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Elite status clubs that you are part of?
Replies: 31
Views: 3201

Re: Elite status clubs that you are part of?

HomerJ wrote:At 10,000 posts here on Bogleheads, you get a SNL 5-timers jacket.
Congratulations on your 10,000 posts HomerJ! Always enjoy your sensible advice :happy
by Miriam2
Thu Aug 10, 2017 7:50 pm
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2018!
Replies: 21
Views: 2829

Re: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2018!

I was planning on joining the class of 2017, but medical issues have made me postpone to 2018. Will not miss the work or the people, but I will miss the fabulous health insurance. You're on the roster! Let us know the date. You'll "miss the fabulous health insurance" - you can say that again. Healt...
by Miriam2
Thu Aug 10, 2017 7:20 pm
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2018!
Replies: 21
Views: 2829

Re: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2018!

Wow, I can’t believe I am writing this. 2008/2009 was a tough time for us with three major issues going on. We weathered all three and around 2014 I came up with a retirement date of 8/31/2018 which I am still on track for. I will be 56 at that time. Welcome to the class, Groundhog! You're planning...
by Miriam2
Wed Aug 09, 2017 9:41 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Warm Place for Thanksgiving family reunion
Replies: 27
Views: 1958

Re: Warm Place for Thanksgiving family reunion

We are trying for a family vacation for people of 12. Due to Zica concerns for one family member, we have to be in the USA . Our idea is to rent a house or villa for one week (our family gets along well and no issues spending a week together). We are looking at Miami or Southern California. Zika an...
by Miriam2
Wed Aug 02, 2017 7:46 pm
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2017!
Replies: 208
Views: 26150

Re: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2017!

Retired today!!!! Age 64. Worked full-time for the past 36 years then slowly eased into today's retirement by working part-time in my job for the past 2 years. Much to do and see in the world now!!!!! Way to go Gort!! Welcome to the Retirement Roll Call 8-) Gort takes the award as The Most Senior B...
by Miriam2
Wed Aug 02, 2017 2:37 pm
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2017!
Replies: 208
Views: 26150

Re: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2017!

I have retired after 35 years of Megacorp, and after 42 years in the work force. Yippie! Congratulations Church Lady!! You're added to THE LIST. Please provide date and age :mrgreen: if you're so inclined. After 35 years of Megacorp and 42 years in the work force, enjoy your well-deserved retiremen...
by Miriam2
Tue Aug 01, 2017 2:31 pm
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: South Florida Local Chapter
Replies: 242
Views: 38423

Re: South Florida Local Chapter

I forgot to mention at our meeting that Clevername, who led our previous chapter meetings, is on vacation in Europe and hasn't returned yet (must be having fun) :shock: 8-) Also at our meeting, we talked a little about Blue Collar Bogleheads and I mentioned the thread. Here is the link to the thread...
by Miriam2
Mon Jul 31, 2017 7:50 pm
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: South Florida Local Chapter
Replies: 242
Views: 38423

Re: South Florida Local Chapter

Thank you LazyNihilist for the nice report of our meeting and for the great photograph :D Many thanks to everyone who came and participated in another wonderful meeting 8-) 8-) Larry - we are so grateful you keep our Boglehead computer server happy and content :D Taffy and Michael - thanks so much f...
by Miriam2
Fri Jul 28, 2017 9:01 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Newbie and New Parent: Help w/ Retirement and 529
Replies: 65
Views: 4401

Re: Newbie and New Parent: Help w/ Retirement and 529

Honestly, this site (and the wiki resource attached to it) is all you really need to understand investing for retirement. My favorites are the bogleheads guides to retirement and investing, Jack's tome on mutual funds, the intelligent investor, the white coat investor book, retire secure by James L...
by Miriam2
Fri Jul 28, 2017 3:36 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Kid friendly investor materials
Replies: 10
Views: 814

Re: Kid friendly investor materials

lazydavid wrote:Alexa is the magical lady who lives inside the Amazon Echo and knows (almost) everything. The conversation goes like this:

"Alexa, ask Bloomberg how the markets did today"
"The S&P 500 was down 3.32 points today, or 0.13%. The Dow Jones...."
"Alexa stop"

Thanks :D
by Miriam2
Fri Jul 28, 2017 2:35 pm
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: South Florida Local Chapter
Replies: 242
Views: 38423

Re: South Florida Local Chapter

A reminder that our meeting is scheduled for this Sunday, July 30, 2017, from 12 noon to 2:00 p.m. in Hollywood, Florida Location - Stirling Road Branch, Broward County Library - Large conference room 3151 Stirling Road, Hollywood, Fla. Directions - From I-95 - exit Stirling Road - Go west 1-2 miles...
by Miriam2
Fri Jul 28, 2017 2:11 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Kid friendly investor materials
Replies: 10
Views: 814

Re: Kid friendly investor materials

I'm also trying to teach my son (just turned 10) about investing, but am doing so in terms of BH priciples. That means no stock picking, he gets to index. He doesn't yet understand WHY he owns a tiny but growing piece of 500 different companies, but he understands that he does. I'll layer in a bond...
by Miriam2
Thu Jul 27, 2017 11:27 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Kid friendly investor materials
Replies: 10
Views: 814

Re: Kid friendly investor materials

Here are other threads on teaching stocks or investing to young children. Use our google search box and you'll pick up more Teaching 8 yr old about stock market Teaching investment theory to a child Better to teach kids about investing with ETFs or individual stocks? And from Jack Bogle 6 tips from ...
by Miriam2
Thu Jul 27, 2017 8:43 pm
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2017!
Replies: 208
Views: 26150

Re: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2017!

I had hoped to add my name to this illustrious class at the end of the year. However, the bozos in Washington are making the whole healthcare arena so uncertain and they seem to be so uncertain on what they're hoping to accomplish, that I can't pull the trigger. It's not the uncertainty of the cost...
by Miriam2
Thu Jul 27, 2017 8:38 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Jack Bogle, Eugene Fama- New Freakonomics Radio Podcast
Replies: 26
Views: 2644

Re: The Stupidest Thing You Can Do With Your Money

At the risk of sounding like a troglodyte how does one listen to a podcast? In this particular case (and many others), you can simply click "Download" to download an mp3 file. Play that file any way you want. m Now, this is embarrassing, I clicked "download" and the interview ca...
by Miriam2
Thu Jul 27, 2017 6:35 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Jack Bogle, Eugene Fama- New Freakonomics Radio Podcast
Replies: 26
Views: 2644

Re: Jack Bogle, Eugene Fama- New Freakonomics Radio Podcast

Big Dog wrote:Uhh, Luddite here: what's a podcast? :twisted:

LadyGeek's link explains a podcast in easy to understand language for us behind-timers :happy

What is a Podcast?
by Miriam2
Thu Jul 27, 2017 6:28 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Jack Bogle, Eugene Fama- New Freakonomics Radio Podcast
Replies: 26
Views: 2644

Re: Jack Bogle, Eugene Fama- New Freakonomics Radio Podcast

Thank you LadyGeek. It's a whole new world out there :D
by Miriam2
Thu Jul 27, 2017 6:10 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Jack Bogle, Eugene Fama- New Freakonomics Radio Podcast
Replies: 26
Views: 2644

Re: The Stupidest Thing You Can Do With Your Money

LadyGeek wrote:Freakonomics is one of the podcasts I listen to regularly.

At the risk of sounding like a troglodyte :mrgreen: how does one listen to a podcast?
by Miriam2
Thu Jul 27, 2017 5:32 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Jack Bogle, Eugene Fama- New Freakonomics Radio Podcast
Replies: 26
Views: 2644

Re: The Stupidest Thing You Can Do With Your Money

I enjoyed the article, thanks. From the interview of Jack Bogle: STEPHEN DUBNER: As the founder of Vanguard, as the father of index-fund investing — how have you turned out financially? Are you worth billions and billions and billions? JOHN BOGLE: No, I’m not even worth a billion. They laugh at me. ...
by Miriam2
Wed Jul 26, 2017 3:06 pm
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2017!
Replies: 208
Views: 26150

Re: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2017!

Hot humid muggy buggy steamy sticky July . . . but our gardens look beautiful Here is the updated Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2017! So far we have 29 HAPPY graduates and many who are feverishly getting their retirement act together so they can PUNCH OUT Already graduated - Congratulations!...
by Miriam2
Wed Jul 26, 2017 12:57 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Time, not material goods, 'raises happiness'
Replies: 38
Views: 4166

Re: Time, not material goods, 'raises happiness'

When you have a lot of time, and not much money.. money brings happiness. When you have a lot of money, but not much time... time brings happiness. When you have a lot of time and money (AKA retired)... you have won the game. The last line describes me with an important qualification: Winning a gam...
by Miriam2
Tue Jul 25, 2017 6:10 pm
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: South Florida Local Chapter
Replies: 242
Views: 38423

Re: South Florida Local Chapter

Bump for visibility 8-) 8-)
by Miriam2
Sun Jul 23, 2017 1:31 pm
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: South Florida Local Chapter
Replies: 242
Views: 38423

Re: South Florida Local Chapter

South Florida Bogleheads, We are again delighted that Larry Auton (mingstar), the co-founder and co-owner of the Bogleheads Forum, is coming to our meeting Larry is also the tireless intrepid Boglehead Computer Server Keeper-&-Maintainer. He watches over the Boglehead server like crown jewels. S...