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by pondering
Tue Mar 31, 2020 10:49 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Amazon Glacier cloud stoarge? Any experience?
Replies: 25
Views: 1743

Re: Amazon Glacier cloud stoarge? Any experience?

Someone I know said that they had a couple of glitches with BackBlaze. Did anyone else have issues?
by pondering
Fri Mar 20, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: US Chapters
Topic: [Virtual online chapter - Master thread]
Replies: 127
Views: 34643

Re: [Virtual online chapter - Master thread]

Sounds like a good plan.

Thanks.
by pondering
Thu Mar 19, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: High level budgeting
Replies: 3
Views: 422

Re: High level budgeting

Are you willing to type in all that information?
by pondering
Wed Mar 18, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: High level budgeting
Replies: 3
Views: 422

Re: High level budgeting

Have you tried Mint?
by pondering
Wed Mar 18, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: Giving thanks to our moderators
Replies: 91
Views: 4956

Re: Giving thanks to our moderators

I was reminded again how well this site is moderated.

Kudos to you for all your hard work!
by pondering
Fri Mar 13, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Recent Early Retirees How are You Coping?
Replies: 29
Views: 3849

Re: Recent Early Retirees How are You Coping?

Does your life expectancy come into your calculations?

Do you reevaluate it periodically?
by pondering
Thu Feb 27, 2020 11:33 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: iPhone 6s - upgrade to 11 or 12?
Replies: 41
Views: 2916

Re: iPhone 6s - upgrade to 11 or 12?

One thing I've noticed about 5G is that it has been premium priced for now, and likely will be premium or equal priced to 4G when the first generation iPhone that supports it rolls out. It might take the 2nd generation of iPhone support for 5G prices to actually be a better value than 4G. Does anyon...
by pondering
Thu Feb 13, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Helpful article on investment fees
Replies: 1
Views: 293

Helpful article on investment fees

I found this article about investment fees worth a read:

Updated Investor Bulletin: How Fees and Expenses Affect Your Investment Portfolio | Investor.gov

https://www.investor.gov/additional-res ... ses-affect
by pondering
Sun Feb 02, 2020 10:21 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Anyone ever use a career counselor/career coach?
Replies: 14
Views: 1826

Re: Anyone ever use a career counselor/career coach?

Thanks for bringing up an interesting topic.

Have you tried the flower exercise from What Color Is Your Parachute?

https://doctorpms.wordpress.com/2017/07 ... -exercise/
by pondering
Sun Feb 02, 2020 5:05 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Cybersecurity and passwords
Replies: 161
Views: 11315

Re: Cybersecurity and passwords

The most important thing you can do is read your statements in a timely manner and follow the procedures to dispute any mistakes.
by pondering
Wed Jan 22, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Benefits of buying things secondhand?
Replies: 93
Views: 7125

Re: Benefits of buying things secondhand?

Does anyone maintain a detailed list of what they are looking for in terms of used items?

Is everyone’s system in their head?
by pondering
Sat Jan 18, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What do you think of Verizon's change in strategy?
Replies: 4
Views: 1854

What do you think of Verizon's change in strategy?

https://www.businessinsider.com/verizon ... ces-2020-1

Verizon announced that it would no longer offer home television and internet on bundled, contracted plans, instead opting to give consumers greater flexibility through what it calls Mix & Match.
by pondering
Sat Jan 18, 2020 8:30 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Home maintenance tasks
Replies: 31
Views: 3424

Re: Home maintenance tasks

How many of you get regular termite inspections?
by pondering
Wed Jan 08, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Forfeited 49 dollars of rewards [Costco]
Replies: 1
Views: 814

Forfeited 49 dollars of rewards [Costco]

I had a Costco membership till August and decided not to renew it.

Sadly I had 49 dollars of rewards that I didn’t cash in before they closed my account.

Lesson learned. If I join Costco again should I just use another form of payment?
by pondering
Fri Dec 20, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: Is there a discord for Bogleheads?
Replies: 17
Views: 2780

Re: Is there a discord for Bogleheads?

There is a zoom meeting a few times a year.
by pondering
Tue Dec 17, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: service life of (walk behind) lawn mower?
Replies: 54
Views: 6887

Re: service life of (walk behind) lawn mower?

I’m glad I got a 40 volt battery operated mower.
by pondering
Tue Dec 10, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Criteria for Real Estate Agent
Replies: 13
Views: 1195

Re: Criteria for Real Estate Agent

Ask how they will talk to buyers about the nearby schools
by pondering
Sat Nov 30, 2019 8:06 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Spin Cycle or Upright Bike?
Replies: 56
Views: 3367

Re: Spin Cycle or Upright Bike?

The most consistent form of exercise is walking a dog.
by pondering
Fri Nov 29, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Financial podcasts
Replies: 38
Views: 5740

Re: Financial podcasts

I really like the Masters In Business podcast. https://ritholtz.com/category/podcast/mib/ I will give this a try, but some initial poking around on Ritholtz.com “the big picture” has revealed quite a few gross typo and syntax errors which is surprising to me as I believe he is a successful person. ...
by pondering
Wed Nov 27, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: New Phone Scam - Up A Notch
Replies: 59
Views: 5251

Re: New Phone Scam - Up A Notch

What is truly remarkable is that the carrier displays the caller Ids of anyone who can not be reached at the number shown.
by pondering
Wed Nov 27, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: New Phone Scam - Up A Notch
Replies: 59
Views: 5251

Re: New Phone Scam - Up A Notch

Extremely easy
by pondering
Wed Nov 27, 2019 8:20 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Financial podcasts
Replies: 38
Views: 5740

Re: Financial podcasts

I really like the Masters In Business podcast.

https://ritholtz.com/category/podcast/mib/
by pondering
Tue Nov 12, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Tech guys need help with Mesh wifi booster...
Replies: 48
Views: 2785

Re: Tech guys need help with Mesh wifi booster...

I love my google wi-fi mesh network.

Unfortunately I’ve spent hours trying to get Fios to play back my DVR on that network.
by pondering
Fri Nov 08, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Boglehead on Investing Podcast, partial transcription of Episode 1 with John C. Bogle
Replies: 39
Views: 3240

Re: Boglehead on Investing Podcast, partial transcription of Episode 1 with John C. Bogle

This is the basic transcription on episode 9 by Otter.ai Unknown Speaker 0:09 Welcome to Bogle heads on investing episode number nine and this episode I'll be speaking with Dr. Wesley gray, CEO of alpha architect where he and his colleagues are breaking new ground and the author of three books on qu...
by pondering
Fri Nov 08, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Boglehead on Investing Podcast, partial transcription of Episode 1 with John C. Bogle
Replies: 39
Views: 3240

Re: Boglehead on Investing Podcast, partial transcription of Episode 1 with John C. Bogle

Here is the beginning of episode 9: Bogleheads_009 Welcome to Bogle heads on investing episode number nine and this episode I'll be speaking with Dr. Wesley gray, CEO of alpha architect where he and his colleagues are breaking new ground and the author of three books on quantitative investing. Hi ev...
by pondering
Wed Nov 06, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Boglehead on Investing Podcast, partial transcription of Episode 1 with John C. Bogle
Replies: 39
Views: 3240

Re: Boglehead on Investing Podcast, partial transcription of Episode 1 with John C. Bogle

Has anyone tried otter.ai to do this? To my knowledge, no one. As I see there's a free 600 minutes of transcription per month, and since the podcasts are all around 60 minutes, otter may be a viable option, particularly if it does better than google/youtube. Pondering, do you have an otter.ai accou...
by pondering
Mon Nov 04, 2019 12:35 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: [What TV Show Have You Recently Watched?]
Replies: 1907
Views: 207270

Re: [What TV Show Have You Recently Watched?]

Watched an episode of the current season of American Housewife on the DVR.
by pondering
Sat Nov 02, 2019 8:01 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Does the Average Homeowner Need a Water Shut Off Valve?
Replies: 56
Views: 6329

Re: Does the Average Homeowner Need a Water Shut Off Valve?

I don't have any direct experience with these. However, water damage is costly. According to PURE, the total water damage claims exceed the cost of any other claims including automobile accidents. We always turn off our water main before we leave for vacation. You would want to see subtotals by cau...
by pondering
Sat Oct 12, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Masters in business interview I did with Barry Ritholtz
Replies: 22
Views: 3016

Re: Masters in business interview I did with Barry Ritholtz

sabhen wrote:
Sat Oct 12, 2019 4:28 pm
This thread is from 2014.
I revived the thread because I'm creating a wiki for the podcast
by pondering
Sat Oct 12, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Masters in business interview I did with Barry Ritholtz
Replies: 22
Views: 3016

Re: Masters in business interview I did with Barry Ritholtz

I’m tracking down his early podcasts, do you have an updated link?
by pondering
Wed Sep 11, 2019 6:14 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Car insurance - How much is accident forgiveness worth?
Replies: 11
Views: 2397

Re: Car insurance - How much is accident forgiveness worth?

This is how my accident forgiveness is described:

Feature Fifteen applies to your policy. Because you've been a loyal ERIE customer for at least 15 years, no surcharge will applied to your policy for future at-fault accidents.
by pondering
Tue Sep 10, 2019 6:58 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Car insurance - How much is accident forgiveness worth?
Replies: 11
Views: 2397

Re: Car insurance - How much is accident forgiveness worth?

Is there an update on how much Bogleheads think accident forgiveness is worth?
by pondering
Thu Aug 29, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Social Security age 70 or bust?
Replies: 81
Views: 5261

Re: Social Security age 70 or bust?

My mom died at 70 1/2 and my dad died when he was 69. What is your expectation for longevity? Were your parents in ill health early in their 60s? Are you in ill health, or do you have something genetic which leads you to expect a shorter than average lifespan? My mom died at 86 and my dad is still ...
by pondering
Thu Aug 29, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Social Security age 70 or bust?
Replies: 81
Views: 5261

Re: Social Security age 70 or bust?

My mom died at 70 1/2 and my dad died when he was 69.

What is your expectation for longevity?
by pondering
Tue Aug 20, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Life Advice: deciding what you want to do.
Replies: 49
Views: 5095

Re: Life Advice: deciding what you want to do.

You might find the flower exercise from What Color is Your Parachute? helpful:

https://doctorpms.wordpress.com/2017/07 ... -exercise/
by pondering
Sat Jun 15, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Whirlpool service contract for dishwasher
Replies: 6
Views: 438

Whirlpool service contract for dishwasher

I have an offer to purchase a Whirlpool service plan for unexpected costs associated with repairing my dishwasher I purchased on 7/10/18. The dishwasher costs $736.444 A 5 year plan is $252.38 The plan is sold by AIG WarrantyGuard Inc. 650 Missouri Avenue, Jeffersonville, IN 47130 Here are the cover...
by pondering
Sat Jun 08, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Mint.com
Replies: 11
Views: 2451

Re: Mint.com

Is there an item that compares Mint to other solutions like Honeyfi or should I start one?
by pondering
Sat Jun 01, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Autos and transportation near retirement
Replies: 33
Views: 2499

Re: Autos and transportation near retirement

I'm planning on getting a reliable bicycle to get the 2 miles from my house to the trolley or the car rental place. I was impressed with the engineering of a foldable bike recently, until I found out it had a $2000 price tag.
by pondering
Wed May 22, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Anyone want to share their monthly budget? Here's ours
Replies: 153
Views: 34717

Re: Anyone want to share their monthly budget? Here's ours

Has anyone ever entered all this data from the group into a model or spreadsheet?
by pondering
Sat May 04, 2019 7:54 am
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Say you have a pension & lot of cash. With those in mind, does it make sense to have a more aggressive allocation?
Replies: 62
Views: 5089

Re: Say you have a pension & lot of cash. With those in mind, does it make sense to have a more aggressive allocation?

You should model the pension as a financial asset. Doing so requires understanding the risks. Can you be more detailed about your pension? Will you require life insurance to reduce your risk of dying early? Will that be affordable?
by pondering
Wed May 01, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Jack Bogle Says ‘Avoid Bitcoin Like the Plague’
Replies: 324
Views: 42893

Re: Jack Bogle Says ‘Avoid Bitcoin Like the Plague’

Can we consider using past tense at this point? Or just use the term Bogleheads?
by pondering
Wed May 01, 2019 6:18 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: DIY termite control
Replies: 15
Views: 3095

Re: DIY termite control

What is the distance to debris that I should be concerned about?

Is the branch pile 40 feet away to close?
by pondering
Mon Apr 01, 2019 7:20 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best place to buy Microsoft Office 2019....
Replies: 102
Views: 10756

Re: Best place to buy Microsoft Office 2019....

It sounds like you are trying to help you wife. You should be focused on making sure she can handle the scads of documents that she needs to complete. That may mean you are just able to upgrade to a new platform when the need arises. It may be helpful to try out the new software, but remember that a...
by pondering
Sun Mar 31, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best place to buy Microsoft Office 2019....
Replies: 102
Views: 10756

Re: Best place to buy Microsoft Office 2019....

People have been creating group docs via email since email was created.

Google docs is a step forward.

Learning some serious javascript to write a simple macro isn't.

It really depends on use case, and the training needs of the users.
by pondering
Sat Mar 30, 2019 8:26 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Passed Over For Promotion for Being too Good at My Job
Replies: 55
Views: 6266

Re: Passed Over For Promotion for Being too Good at My Job

Sounds like you know how to find a job in your industry.

Is it geographically bound? Are you?
by pondering
Sat Mar 09, 2019 11:24 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Giving a gift for a 529 account
Replies: 6
Views: 935

Re: Giving a gift for a 529 account

Did you spend down the entire plan?