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by wilson08
Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Private Sector Job or Stay with State Job
Replies: 9
Views: 935

Re: Private Sector Job or Stay with State Job

I have known people to leave the state for a higher paying job and were laid off or dissatisfied within a year. I know a smaller number of cases of people who left the state to start their own companies or be major players in a company and have done very well. I come down on the side of staying with...
by wilson08
Thu Apr 11, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 4379
Views: 1144259

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Becoming Astrid (2018) Astrid Ericsson (later Astrid Lindgren) was a smart, vivacious, and somewhat rebellious teen growing up in rural Sweden, circa 1920s. When she became pregnant her world was radically changed. What I found touching about this film were the kind and decent people who helped her...
by wilson08
Thu Mar 28, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 4379
Views: 1144259

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

The Invisibles (2019) During World War II many Jews in Berlin tried to evade capture and deportation by blending in and using any means available to escape detection. Sympathetic families took in many but relentless efforts by the Gestapo and informants never allowed them to stay in one location fo...
by wilson08
Mon Mar 25, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Any believers in the dollar milkshake theory?
Replies: 44
Views: 6074

Re: Any believers in the dollar milkshake theory?

I have stocks, bonds, and cash which are apportioned according to
my age rather than any of the infinite theories floating around the
financial cosmos.
by wilson08
Fri Mar 22, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 4379
Views: 1144259

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Cold War (2018) Slow, subtle love story against the backdrop of a dreary communist Poland. Time frame is 1949-1960s with the black and white motif working perfectly for this film. Lots of twists and turns and a brief change of setting, via Paris, livens things up just a little. I liked this movie b...
by wilson08
Wed Mar 20, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Better to Donate Time or Money To Charity?
Replies: 37
Views: 1322

Re: Better to Donate Time or Money To Charity?

Obviously both are important. Time does not pay for electricity,
internet access, office supplies,postage, etc. but time does provide
a greater bond and hands-on experience with a particular charity
and camaraderie with the people involved.
by wilson08
Wed Mar 13, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 4379
Views: 1144259

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Cold War (2018) Slow, subtle love story against the backdrop of a dreary communist Poland. Time frame is 1949-1960s with the black and white motif working perfectly for this film. Lots of twists and turns and a brief change of setting, via Paris, livens things up just a little. I liked this movie b...
by wilson08
Sun Mar 03, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 4379
Views: 1144259

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Free Solo Although you know it is going to turn out ok, it is still harrowing to watch Alex Honnold, on a difficult sheer mountain face, climbing without ropes or any safety equipment. He is one misstep or wrong move away from death. Great profile of determination coupled with a passion (make that ...
by wilson08
Sun Mar 03, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 4379
Views: 1144259

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Free Solo Although you know it is going to turn out ok, it is still harrowing to watch Alex Honnold, on a difficult sheer mountain face, climbing without ropes or any safety equipment. He is one misstep or wrong move away from death. Great profile of determination coupled with a passion (make that ...
by wilson08
Fri Mar 01, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 4379
Views: 1144259

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Has anyone here seen "Can You Ever Forgive Me?" I haven't yet, but was reading the synopsis and details of scenes. What an unbelievable story! But ... aside from some fairly minor alterations in details, the main aspects of the story are all true! It's a shocker and from what I was reading of the s...
by wilson08
Thu Feb 21, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 4379
Views: 1144259

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Stan and Ollie Delightful film about Laurel and Hardy staging a comeback in the early 1950s after separating due to a squabble 15 years earlier. Steve Coogan plays a believable Stan Laurel but John C. Reilly is a dead ringer for Oliver Hardy. Touching, amusing, and thoroughly engaging movie. Highly...
by wilson08
Mon Feb 04, 2019 11:35 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 4379
Views: 1144259

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

At Eternity's Gate Brilliant film depicting the later years of Vincent van Gogh. The artist is wedded to the landscape and his painting yet parallel to this is his struggle with mental illness and limited resources. Arles and Auvers-sur-Oise, France are portrayed in luminous color and the simple be...
by wilson08
Wed Jan 23, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Has anyone see an inheritance not go as planned? I would like to hear stories from others of what can go wrong.
Replies: 177
Views: 16002

Re: Has anyone see an inheritance not go as planned? I would like to hear stories from others of what can go wrong.

Apparently some of the experiences expressed in this thread are age-old themes. Say not you know another entirely till you have divided an inheritance with him. Johann Kaspar Lavater Of course money will do after its kind and will steadily work to unspiritualize and unchurch the people to whom it wa...
by wilson08
Mon Jan 21, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 4379
Views: 1144259

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

The Favourite During the reign of Queen Anne of England(early 1700s) two women, Lady Sarah and her cousin Abigail, vie for the Queen's favor with each pulling out all stops to win the Queen's approval, affection, and respect, assuring themselves a top spot in the royal circle. At times the rivalry ...
by wilson08
Thu Jan 17, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: John Bogle has died at age 89
Replies: 856
Views: 50280

Re: John Bogle has died at age 89

I cannot find words to express enough gratitude for the
pioneering work Mr. Bogle did in making investing simple
and cost efficient for the average investor.
His legacy is monumental and I hope Vanguard will always
faithfully adhere to Mr. Bogle's principles and philosophy.
by wilson08
Sun Jan 06, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 4379
Views: 1144259

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Mary Queen of Scots The rivalry between Elizabeth and Mary and their inner circles and by extension Protestant verses Catholic is the motif of this film set in the late 16th century. This is a foreboding time in European history where alliances and loyalty are fickle and fleeting. Treachery, betray...
by wilson08
Sat Dec 29, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 4379
Views: 1144259

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Wildlife In 1950s Montana an unemployed man takes a job fighting wildfires (when he had other options) much to the chagrin of his wife and young teenage son. He will be away from home until the early snows begin. Mother and son fend for themselves, getting work where they can, but the mother (Cary ...
by wilson08
Sat Dec 29, 2018 11:31 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 4379
Views: 1144259

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Wildlife In 1950s Montana an unemployed man takes a job fighting wildfires (when he had other options) much to the chagrin of his wife and young teenage son. He will be away from home until the early snows begin. Mother and son fend for themselves, getting work where they can, but the mother (Cary ...
by wilson08
Fri Nov 23, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 4379
Views: 1144259

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Can You Ever Forgive Me? A once celebrated writer is in a slump and circumstances in her life lead her to a menial existence where she barely gets by. She begins forging amusing and witty letters, purportedly written by famous writers/celebrities, and is able to pass them off to collectors/dealers ...
by wilson08
Mon Nov 12, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 4379
Views: 1144259

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Puzzle In proximity of NYC, a witty, intelligent woman in a blue collar neighborhood takes care of the needs of her family and friends while neglecting her own aspirations and fulfillment. She discovers an uncanny knack for rapidly solving jigsaw puzzles and finds there are others who share this in...
by wilson08
Thu Nov 08, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 4379
Views: 1144259

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Puzzle In proximity of NYC, a witty, intelligent woman in a blue collar neighborhood takes care of the needs of her family and friends while neglecting her own aspirations and fulfillment. She discovers an uncanny knack for rapidly solving jigsaw puzzles and finds there are others who share this in...
by wilson08
Sat Nov 03, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Name the Top 5 investment books you've read
Replies: 46
Views: 11293

Re: Name the Top 5 investment books you've read

1. The Only Guide to a Winning Investment Strategy You'll Ever Need(2005)---Larry Swedroe 2. Eight Steps to Seven Figures---Charles B. Carlson 3. The Four Pillars of Investing---William Bernstein 4. Protecting Your Wealth in Good Times and Bad---Richard A. Ferri 5. The Millionaire in You---Michael L...
by wilson08
Sat Nov 03, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Close to the Bull Trap phase of the market cycle
Replies: 32
Views: 2882

Re: Close to the Bull Trap phase of the market cycle

Bear market, bull market, bull trap phase----what does it matter when you have an Investment Plan that has been espoused on this forum from day one. I cannot remember who originally came up with this quote but it is apropos to any market condition: "Never doubt in the darkness what you believed in t...
by wilson08
Tue Oct 30, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 4379
Views: 1144259

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

The Old Man & the Gun Lots of hype and attention for this film and despite the star quality(Redford/Spacek et al) I found the movie to be somewhat mediocre and monotonous. Based loosely on career criminal Forrest Tucker(not to be confused with F Troop Forrest Tucker) this bank robber, like a klepto...
by wilson08
Mon Oct 15, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 4379
Views: 1144259

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

The Wife A writer is notified that he has won the Nobel Prize for literature. In truth, his wife was the ghost writer behind the scenes that gave his books success. How things developed this way unfolds in an intriguing way with carefully crafted flashbacks. Stellar performances by Jonathan Pryce a...
by wilson08
Sat Sep 29, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Warren Buffett Books
Replies: 55
Views: 6577

Re: Warren Buffett Books

I enjoyed these two books about Warren Buffet:

Of Permanent Value by Andrew Kilpatrick

Warren Buffet Speaks
Wit and Wisdom from the
World's Greatest Investor
by Janet Lowe
by wilson08
Thu Sep 27, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 4379
Views: 1144259

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

The Children Act A British judge(played by Emma Thompson) is consumed by her job consisting oftentimes of heartrending cases involving personal and family matters. This career preoccupation places her marriage in jeopardy. She finds some brief respite through her music and is an excellent pianist. ...
by wilson08
Tue Sep 18, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 4379
Views: 1144259

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Eighth Grade This film portrays the archetypal awkwardness of a 13 year old girl navigating through life during the end her 8th grade year. Her fellow male and female peers fall into the same bumbling throes. You really feel for the young heroine who maneuvers the thorny, delicate world of an 8th g...
by wilson08
Wed Aug 22, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 4379
Views: 1144259

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Who We Are Now Well crafted and penetrating story of a woman seeking custody of her son after she has been released from prison. This puts her at odds with her sister and brother-in-law who are the legal guardians. Her plight leads her to interact with an idealistic (but inexperienced) young lawyer...
by wilson08
Mon Aug 06, 2018 9:30 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 4379
Views: 1144259

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

A Kid Like Jake In New York City the applications for quality private schools far exceed the available allotments for young children and parents pull all available strings in this hypercompetitive quest to secure a spot. A 30ish Brooklyn couple are sometimes in harmony and sometimes at odds about w...
by wilson08
Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 4379
Views: 1144259

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Ava This film highlights the trials and tribulations of a teenage girl growing up in modern Iran. Ultra-strict schools and social systems almost force the female students to find ways to circumvent the suffocation of this environment. The ending is ambiguous and a particular scene where the main ch...
by wilson08
Fri Jun 22, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 4379
Views: 1144259

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

I, Daniel Blake A skilled carpenter in the UK is recovering from a heart attack but on the surface appears to be relatively healthy and mobile. He is told by his doctor not to return to work for a while but a government assessment deems he is able to work and requires him to seek employment. He goe...
by wilson08
Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Anyone with a paid off house drop homeowners insurance
Replies: 79
Views: 6497

Re: Anyone with a paid off house drop homeowners insurance

I would cheerfully write the $700 check each year for the peace
of mind it would give me. That is not a bad rate for a $240,000
home.
by wilson08
Sun Jun 03, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 4379
Views: 1144259

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

The Siege of Jadotville A group of untested Irish peacekeepers are "hung out to dry" in the Congo during a volatile period in the early 1960s. All the various players (UN backed government, rebels, and French and Belgian mercenaries) are vying to protect their particular interests and the peacekeep...
by wilson08
Tue May 15, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 4379
Views: 1144259

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

The Leisure Seeker An elderly couple embark (unannounced) on a journey from Massachusetts to Key West in a vintage RV, much to the dismay of their grown children who get check-in calls occasionally from the parents but have no idea where they are. The man (Donald Sutherland) has Alzheimer's and the...
by wilson08
Mon Apr 23, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 4379
Views: 1144259

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

The Good Catholic An affable, dedicated young priest goes through his daily routine but you get the sense there is some restlessness and unfulfillment deep within. Unexpectedly, a savvy, street smart woman enters into his life and complexity sets in. The antics of John McGinley, who plays a Francis...
by wilson08
Tue Apr 10, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 4379
Views: 1144259

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Personal Shopper A highly focused personal shopper cruises around Paris on her motorcycle taking care of the shopping needs of her wealthy celebrity employer. She is constantly texting and spending more time with her phone than with any human being. The personal shopper, Maureen(played by Kristen S...
by wilson08
Mon Apr 09, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 4379
Views: 1144259

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Personal Shopper A highly focused personal shopper cruises around Paris on her motorcycle taking care of the shopping needs of her wealthy celebrity employer. She is constantly texting and spending more time with her phone than with any human being. The personal shopper, Maureen(played by Kristen S...
by wilson08
Mon Mar 26, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 4379
Views: 1144259

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

45 Years A post-retirement couple are approaching a celebration for their 45th wedding anniversary. The husband receives startling news that the body of a woman he had known (and loved) 50 years earlier had been found. She had fallen down a crevice and disappeared on a mountain climbing excursion i...
by wilson08
Wed Feb 28, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 4379
Views: 1144259

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

I, Tonya A version of Tonya Harding's life that at times comes across as a parody. According to the movie her life was filled with crude, violent, vulgar, and manipulative people. Her mother is portrayed in an extremely negative light. In the midst of such an unloving and crass environment, Tonya f...
by wilson08
Thu Feb 22, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 4379
Views: 1144259

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

The Breadwinner An exceptional animated film set in Afghanistan, just before the American attacks against the Taliban in 2001. After her father is imprisoned by the Taliban, a strong willed young girl disguises herself as a boy to help support her mother and two siblings. Juxtaposed are stories fro...
by wilson08
Mon Feb 05, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 4379
Views: 1144259

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Darkest Hour The movie is focused on a critical one month period(May 1940) of British history, probably the most decisive time for England since 1066. England was totally alone and the German war machine appeared to be unstoppable. There was a temptation, by some at the time, to consider "peace neg...
by wilson08
Wed Jan 17, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 4379
Views: 1144259

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Attack Of The 50ft. Woman. Found this old horror movie on an obscure cable station. Last seen it on Chiller Theater as a kid. Lessonfrom it...don"t get your wife angry.LOL. Those Grade B 1950s movies have a certain charm to them. When I saw the giant clothe/paper mache hand reaching to grab the err...
by wilson08
Wed Jan 03, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 4379
Views: 1144259

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

A Quiet Passion An engaging portrait of poet Emily Dickinson. In mid-19th century New England, Emily Dickinson, keenly aware of her homely appearance and limited opportunities, is content living with her parents and writing poetry to find solace. The movie does not focus so much on her poetry as it...
by wilson08
Mon Jan 01, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: [What TV Show Have You Recently Watched?]
Replies: 1224
Views: 122084

Re: Netflix, Your Current Favorite Show

Love The Crown. I do not overdose on it by watching a
whole season in a few days but maybe one or two a week
so I can savor this great series.
by wilson08
Thu Dec 21, 2017 10:34 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 4379
Views: 1144259

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Victoria and Abdul Excellent film at every level with Judy Dench playing the lead role of Queen Victoria. Abdul Karim from India finds favor with Queen Victoria near the end of her reign and the two form a friendship much to the dismay of the Queen's family and inner circle. Another superb movie in...
by wilson08
Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:30 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 4379
Views: 1144259

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Goodbye Christopher Robin This could be called the dark side of Winnie the Pooh, not that the iconic characters which children, including my own, have loved and enjoyed growing up have a dark side, but rather the circumstances surrounding the creation of these characters. After World War I writer A...
by wilson08
Thu Nov 30, 2017 3:33 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 4379
Views: 1144259

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Columbus (2017) Not Christopher, not Columbus, Ohio or Columbus, Georgia but Columbus, Indiana---a mid-size American city resplendent with modernist architecture much in the mid twentieth century cubist, minimalist, sharp edge style. A man from Korea, estranged from his father, comes to Columbus af...
by wilson08
Tue Nov 14, 2017 3:04 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 4379
Views: 1144259

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

April Love Sometimes a squeaky clean, non-complicated, feel good movie with no profanity, nice scenery, and familiar actors (in their younger days) is what the doctor ordered. Such was the case with a recent viewing of April Love (1957) with Pat Boone, Shirley Jones, Delores Michaels, and some high...
by wilson08
Mon Nov 06, 2017 10:47 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI
Replies: 3730
Views: 1073780

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI

Starting Over by Robin Pilcher

A family in Scotland has a farm stretching back generations but a
debt burden and an offer to turn part of the land into a modern
golf course call for some difficult decisions.