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by Miriam2
Sun Jan 21, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: My daughter got her dream job [Proud Papa]
Replies: 39
Views: 3181

Re: My daughter got her dream job [Proud Papa]

Just a proud Dad moment. . . . To my extreme delight the default option was the Vanguard Target Retirement 2050 Institutional fund with very low fees. I didn't even bother looking at anything else, I told her to put 100% in that fund and don't look back. Stemikger, might the Vanguard Balanced Index...
by Miriam2
Sun Jan 21, 2018 12:01 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Roth conversion in 2018 - makes more sense now?
Replies: 4
Views: 612

Re: Roth conversion in 2018 - makes more sense now?

I was just wondering, as I haven’t noticed this topic since the new tax bill. First, any good recent literature on this that anyone could share. Michael Kitces article from Dec. 18, 2017: Individual Tax Planning Under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 Look for articles at www.Fairmark.com (Tax Guid...
by Miriam2
Fri Jan 19, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: South Florida Local Chapter
Replies: 285
Views: 47762

Re: South Florida Local Chapter

Reminder for our Sun Jan 21, 2018, meeting from 12 noon to 2:00 pm. See up-thread for details. Taylor and the Larimore family are treating all South Florida Bogleheads and bringing sandwiches for everyone :D Additions to our RSVP list - G8R Paul C jonnyboy & friend clevername Alex F wfromm Our local...
by Miriam2
Wed Jan 17, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Master Thread for Philadelphia PA Area Bogleheads Chapter
Replies: 144
Views: 29086

Re: how do i post a new topic?

i have not logged in for a while. i am trying to post a new topic, but I can't find a new post link. so a had to reply to this thread. help? Go to the Forum Home page with the list of forums (such as "Investing-Help with Personal Investments") Click on the particular forum in which you wish to plac...
by Miriam2
Wed Jan 17, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Nostalgic about old online brokerages that no longer exist
Replies: 43
Views: 4728

Re: Nostalgic about old online brokerages that no longer exist

"Seized by the Crown" of course means by the Canadian government (whose head of state is Elizabeth of Saxe-Coborg-Gotha (Windsor) and whose representative is a governor general "appointed" (really selected on the advice of the Prime Minister) by the Queen). So it would be the Canadian government. ....
by Miriam2
Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:42 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Besides Bogleheads, What Are Your Favorite Forums?
Replies: 92
Views: 9791

Re: Besides Bogleheads, What Are Your Favorite Forums?

For tax info and Q & A forum - "Tax Guide for Investors" www.Fairmark.com
by Miriam2
Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:16 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Besides Bogleheads, What Are Your Favorite Forums?
Replies: 92
Views: 9791

Re: Besides Bogleheads, What Are Your Favorite Forums?

abuss368 wrote: Is the Bogle Financial Markets Research Center website no longer updated? Many of the speeches and books appear to be from prior years.

http://www.vanguard.com/bogle_site/bogle_home.html
Abuss - try this John Bogle site http://johncbogle.com/wordpress/
by Miriam2
Sun Jan 14, 2018 10:59 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: RMD and Roth IRA conversions
Replies: 13
Views: 1749

Re: RMD and Roth IRA conversions

An excellent book on the subject is, "Retire Secure!: A Guide To Getting The Most Out Of What You've Got by James Lange". I will check it out. thanks For me the better book on Roth IRAs is "Go Roth!" by Kaye Thomas, who maintains the highly regarded tax website www.Fairmark.com. The book is well wr...
by Miriam2
Sun Jan 14, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: South Florida Local Chapter
Replies: 285
Views: 47762

Re: South Florida Local Chapter

Additional RSVP list for our upcoming 1/21/18 meeting -

Larry Auton (BH founder mingstar)
jdb
2 glosings
Mr & Mrs whonoze
deepak
Thekro
genefl + friend
IvanJ
DavidR
vaag77

Added to Maybe's -
Carls

We're looking forward to a nice meeting 8-)
by Miriam2
Sat Jan 13, 2018 11:42 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: 2018 Retirement Checklist.
Replies: 16
Views: 2645

Re: 2018 Retirement Checklist.

Our wiki has a checklist of important retirement dates.

Checklist of Important Retirement Dates
by Miriam2
Sat Jan 13, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2018!
Replies: 82
Views: 10666

Re: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2018!

I turn 70 this year, then plan to retire. Working until 70 and waiting to take SS until 70 has made a significant difference in my financial outlook. Congratulations TinyTim! At age 70, you worked enough. Time to collect that max SS and enjoy your retirement. Your financial outlook is sunny and bri...
by Miriam2
Sat Jan 13, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: South Florida Local Chapter
Replies: 285
Views: 47762

Re: South Florida Local Chapter

South Florida Bogleheads! We are happy that Larry Auton (Boglehead mingstar ) will again be joining us for our next meeting :D For those who may not know the history of the Bogleheads, Larry is the co-founder and co-owner of the Bogleheads Forum. He helped to bring Bogleheads.org out of the early st...
by Miriam2
Wed Jan 10, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Computers Suck
Replies: 18
Views: 1405

Re: Computers Suck

livesoft wrote: Echo Silver is supposed to help with this problem.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YvT_gqs5ETk
OMG livesoft!! You reached your pinnacle with this link!!

(And the financial relevance is that it's only $9.99 :D
by Miriam2
Wed Jan 10, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Computers Suck
Replies: 18
Views: 1405

Re: Computers Suck

You can't teach an old dog new tricks and if you didn't grow up with computers it's much harder to learn. This is true, BUT . . . Why - because of the subject of this post, which I write as a retired software engineer with over 40 years of experience in the field. The OP has 40 years in the compute...
by Miriam2
Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Livesoft at 58,000 posts!
Replies: 36
Views: 2943

Re: Livesoft at 58,000 posts!

I'm preparing my "What I like about livesoft" adulation post, but quite frankly, livesoft has been behaving since his 50,000 post thread and there's not as much material to work with :shock:
by Miriam2
Mon Jan 08, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: DD just got married !
Replies: 39
Views: 4028

Re: DD just got married !

^^^ Very nice post dodecahedron :happy
by Miriam2
Sun Jan 07, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2017!
Replies: 307
Views: 43195

Re: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2017!

MandyT wrote: I retired at 55, if you want to include that in an update of the list at some point.
Thanks for the update, will add this during the next re-boot :happy
by Miriam2
Sun Jan 07, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Morningstar Premium for $99
Replies: 33
Views: 2824

Re: Morningstar Premium for $99

^^^ Good information, thank you!
by Miriam2
Sun Jan 07, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: South Florida Local Chapter
Replies: 285
Views: 47762

Re: South Florida Local Chapter

Added to our list for our Jan 21, 2018, meeting :happy
WoodStock65 + friend
Mr. Dogg
Osp62
Buffbog
Charlie + friend
finmanjim
andyhere
TonyC + friend
Matjaz
Atgard

And our maybe's -
EricaA
(gekko)
SoFlaBogle
DaveR

Q - any topics or Q's you wish to discuss :?:
by Miriam2
Sun Jan 07, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Morningstar Premium for $99
Replies: 33
Views: 2824

Re: Morningstar Premium for $99

I'm using Privacy.com. The downside is that you have to tie it to your bank account rather than a credit card. The upside is that you have a great deal of flexibility in creating and configuring virtual credit cards. You can limit them to specific merchants, make them one-time use (burner cards), l...
by Miriam2
Sun Jan 07, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Morningstar Premium for $99
Replies: 33
Views: 2824

Re: Morningstar Premium for $99

I use a one-time-use virtual card so that they can't auto-renew me in a year for full price. What is a one-time-use virtual card and how do we find them and use them? Sounds great for these situations when publications want to auto-renew and it's virtually impossible to stop them from doing so (suc...
by Miriam2
Sun Jan 07, 2018 12:13 am
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: DD just got married !
Replies: 39
Views: 4028

Re: DD just got married !

Another point (to make this actionable) is that it’s important to establish Long-Term savings goals and stick with it. This represents about 10 years of monthly savings and compound growth. I am really proud that we stuck with our savings plan and the payoff was the absolute shock and joy on their ...
by Miriam2
Sat Jan 06, 2018 11:41 pm
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: DD just got married !
Replies: 39
Views: 4028

Re: DD just got married !

All, We are on a short getaway with or DD and her boyfriend when they surprised us with an unscheduled stop TO GET MARRIED! Seems they decided that a small, intimate, low-cost, low-stress wedding was perfect for them. To say my DW and I were FLABBERGASTED and DELIGHTED is an understatement! We had ...
by Miriam2
Sat Jan 06, 2018 11:20 pm
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: DD just got married !
Replies: 39
Views: 4028

Re: DD just got married !

Our wiki has all the financial abbreviations and acronyms listed in alpha order :happy It is found by the "Acronyms" tab on the wiki home page left side or by this link: https://www.bogleheads.org/wiki/Abbreviations_and_Acronyms However, DD is not listed. Although DH (Dear Husband) is listed, along ...
by Miriam2
Sat Jan 06, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2017!
Replies: 307
Views: 43195

Re: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2017!

It was a trial run to find out how long it would take to thaw, in preparation for Thanksgiving dinner. Dana didn't want to catch [grief] from her mom for messing up the family Thanksgiving. It didn't work. After dripping water down on the anchors, the turkey fell out of the light grid on to the anc...
by Miriam2
Sat Jan 06, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2017!
Replies: 307
Views: 43195

Re: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2017!

oldcomputerguy wrote: January 3 - it’s been exactly one year since I walked in and signed my paperwork and retired from my position of 36-1/2 years. Still hasn’t completely sunk in.
Well, when it sinks in, could you please let us know if you ever figured out why there's a 20-pound frozen turkey up in the light grid? :D
by Miriam2
Sat Jan 06, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Effects of extreme cold weather
Replies: 107
Views: 9672

Re: Effects of extreme cold weather

South Florida is so cold and windy, I'm wrapped in my LL Bean fleece pants and jackets and blankets. My parrot is huddled in his fleece Happy Hut, glaring at me (as if it's my fault it's so cold). If you're in south Florida watch for falling iguanas. Yes. This is the REALLY GOOD thing about this col...
by Miriam2
Tue Jan 02, 2018 10:43 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Problems with EJ (Is anyone surprised?) [Edward Jones]
Replies: 30
Views: 4584

Re: Problems with EJ (Is anyone surprised?) [Edward Jones]

Sue - read this. You will understand what you're dealing with and why it's time to pull the plug.

"The Edward Jones Saga" - http://kronstantinople.blogspot.com/p/e ... -saga.html
by Miriam2
Tue Jan 02, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: South Florida visit in early March
Replies: 20
Views: 1399

Re: South Florida visit in early March

Hollywood used to be kind of a dump but I think it now has some nice places . . . Depends on one's definition of "a dump" :D http://www.diplomatresort.com/d/diplomatresort/media/__thumbs_1600_780_crop/Pool.jpg http://cache.marriott.com/propertyimages/f/fllof/phototour/fllof_phototour47.jpg?interpol...
by Miriam2
Mon Jan 01, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2017!
Replies: 307
Views: 43195

Re: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2017!

I consider that I am "retired from toiling for others" and embarking on a path of serving my customers, employees and my sanity. I'll be working my own hours, from my house and the road. Sounds like a retirement punch-out and a new beginning :D Welcome to the class! We wish you all the best in this...
by Miriam2
Mon Jan 01, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: South Florida Local Chapter
Replies: 285
Views: 47762

Re: South Florida Local Chapter

Happy New Year South Florida Bogleheads! Another reminder that our next South Florida local chapter meeting is set for Sunday, January 21, 2018, from 12 noon to 2:00 pm , at the Stirling Road Branch, Broward County Library, in Hollywood, Florida. Easy to get to, easy to find, easy parking, good food...
by Miriam2
Mon Jan 01, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2018!
Replies: 82
Views: 10666

Re: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2018!

The Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2018 is looking good! Upcoming graduates - getting ready to PUNCH OUT :D 02 Jan - Billionaire 12 Jan - RubyTuesday (51) 31 Jan - Earl Lemongrab __ Jan - Emilyjane (61) 03 Mar - Seqfish (62) 03 Mar - Dottie57 09 Mar - remomnyc 31 Mar - MichDad (62) 02 Apr - L...
by Miriam2
Mon Jan 01, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2017!
Replies: 307
Views: 43195

Re: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2017!

cfs wrote: Happy New Year and congratulations to the graduating Retirement Class of 2017.
Welcome back, cfs!! Hope you had another good retirement adventure :D
by Miriam2
Mon Jan 01, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2018!
Replies: 82
Views: 10666

Re: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2018!

Thinking 2018 will be our last year W*rking. . . . So, it MIGHT be OMY for me. . . . That's fine, the Roll Call will be here. If you keep piling up the OMY's - along with a kind stock market - you might be able to construct your dream house with wads of cash :moneybag :moneybag I do just absolutely...
by Miriam2
Mon Jan 01, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2018!
Replies: 82
Views: 10666

Re: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2018!

bhsince87 wrote: I'm tentative. Original plan was Jan 2020, but the market has been kind. Financially ready, but not yet mentally ready. . . . So I will wait and see how things go after my annual review in late January.
Keep us posted on what you decide to do!
by Miriam2
Mon Jan 01, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2018!
Replies: 82
Views: 10666

Re: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2018!

I'm declaring my independence this July as my retirement date, looking forward after 42 years in construction - time for a rest! Declaring your independence in July - perfect timing! Ahh - freedom :D "42 years in construction - time for a rest" - that's the truth, 42 years lugging sacks of cement. ...
by Miriam2
Sun Dec 31, 2017 5:00 pm
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Join the Wiki!
Replies: 51
Views: 32710

Re: Join the Wiki!

Start small, with little steps, such as correcting a typo or misspelling. Rome The wiki wasn't built in a day. I sometimes find grammar or spelling error or out of date links - but I'm afraid of messing up the Wiki by trying to edit :wink: I assume there's a way for the editors to correct my editin...
by Miriam2
Sun Dec 31, 2017 4:22 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Two-comma club just in time for the New Year, and thank you
Replies: 47
Views: 4755

Re: Two-comma club just in time for the New Year, and thank you

We got here through disciplined saving and investing over years, and not allowing our lifestyle to inflate with every raise. The key :happy But watch out for the bull stomping on your commas. Thank You Bogleheads! There isn't anyone else besides my spouse I can share the news with, so thanks for re...
by Miriam2
Sun Dec 31, 2017 4:13 pm
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2018!
Replies: 82
Views: 10666

Re: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2018!

I was clicking some stuff on the Megacorp web site and next thing you know I've submitted a retirement notice for January 31, 2018. :) Getting set up for hand-off of duties and whatnot over the coming weeks. A new chapter. Earl - we saw your post on the other thread :D We're adding you to this Very...
by Miriam2
Sun Dec 31, 2017 3:10 pm
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2017!
Replies: 307
Views: 43195

Re: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2017!

The year is coming to a close and we have 69 very happy graduates for 2017 :D So far, our youngest retiree is Lostdog at age 41 8-) and our oldest retirees are Rennale and RetiredInTN2017 at age 67 :D Our most senior Boglehead to graduate is Gort, who joined this Bogleheads.org forum in March 2007, ...
by Miriam2
Sat Dec 30, 2017 8:36 pm
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2017!
Replies: 307
Views: 43195

Re: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2017!

Officially retired Dec 30, 2017. 30 years with industry leader and 40 years overall. Feeling blessed for picking a winner! Age 63. Today's THE DAY! Welcome to the Retirement Roll Call for the Outstanding Class of 2017! Working 40 years, mostly with an industry leader, is something to be very proud ...
by Miriam2
Sat Dec 30, 2017 8:13 pm
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2017!
Replies: 307
Views: 43195

Re: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2017!

2017 was a year that I will never forget. I was let go by a company that recruited me by offering a 25% pay increase in the fall of 2015. The culture was a nightmare. No support or feedback. Just back-stabbing, fake smiles and whispers. Had a bad feeling that I was getting released. Funny though, I...
by Miriam2
Sat Dec 30, 2017 8:00 pm
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2017!
Replies: 307
Views: 43195

Re: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2017!

In September linked both my wife and mine brokerage and IRA's then signed up to have them managed by a VG CFP. I really liked managing the accounts myself but wanted them managed correctly for my wife in case something happened to me. I am curious how many retirees with VG use CFP's to manage their...
by Miriam2
Sat Dec 30, 2017 7:59 pm
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2017!
Replies: 307
Views: 43195

Re: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2017!

This is my first post: Welcome to the Bogleheads! Took a company offered severance package in December 2016. . . . I love being retired. Was grateful for the severance package that basically gave another full year of being paid. Felt like I hit a lottery ticket. Maxed out my 401K contributions over...
by Miriam2
Sat Dec 30, 2017 7:00 pm
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2018!
Replies: 82
Views: 10666

Re: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2018!

January 2nd, as in this coming Tuesday. After taking a breather, I may look for part-time or full-time work. The only thing I was enjoying was the $$$ and maxing out my 401K and HSA accounts. The work got boring and stupid, plus the people were draining. Just in time, Billionaire! Appears you're ou...
by Miriam2
Sat Dec 30, 2017 6:54 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: REGISTRATION FOR THE 2017 BOGLEHEAD CONTEST
Replies: 710
Views: 35296

Re: REGISTRATION FOR THE 2017 BOGLEHEAD CONTEST

Happy New Year Taylor, Thanks once again for sharing the "Nuts" Christmas message from Bastogne! I was lucky enough to win this years Boglehead's SP 500 closing price contest. Since last year I finished #365 from the top, it just shows that saying about "even a blind pig finds an acorn once in a wh...
by Miriam2
Sat Dec 30, 2017 12:44 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Retirement decision help!
Replies: 68
Views: 5913

Re: Retirement decision help!

Another recent thread on this: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=227965
by Miriam2
Sat Dec 30, 2017 12:27 am
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2018!
Replies: 82
Views: 10666

Re: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2018!

It's going to be very close for 2018. . . . So don't sign me up yet, I will let you know if this becomes a December 31 retirement. OK, keep us updated with your plans! We always enjoy seeing your cute yellow airplane :happy and of course, reading your sensible investment thoughts and advice 8-)
by Miriam2
Fri Dec 29, 2017 8:37 pm
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2018!
Replies: 82
Views: 10666

Re: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2018!

I have been planning on 2018 myself, nothing official yet, however. . . . I feel like OMY is still tugging on me, but at what price for my sanity. We'll see what happens in the next 10-15 months. Most likely I would do something else less stressful, elsewhere. Have to say however, thinking about a ...
by Miriam2
Fri Dec 29, 2017 3:57 pm
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2018!
Replies: 82
Views: 10666

Re: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2018!

Yea! Retirement tentatively starts on 3/3/2018. Early retirement package - if "accepted" I can retire with a nice package. Less than three months away! Congratulation! And three months is nothing, it will be here in the blink of an eye. Oohh make sure they give you a VERY NICE retirement package - ...