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by wilson08
Tue May 12, 2020 12:39 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 5433
Views: 1349448

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About Time A klutzy young man learns from his father that the men in his family can travel back in time. He uses this ability multiple times to "fix" things he has messed up. Interesting for a while but it gets monotonous after repeat, repeat, repeat of a one trick pony. Good cast but at best 5/10.
by wilson08
Sun May 03, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 5433
Views: 1349448

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Last Chance Harvey Picked up a DVD of this 2008 movie at an Antique & Flea Market and it turned out to be an enjoyable movie. Harvey Shine (Dustin Hoffman) divorced, lonely, and his career in crisis, goes to London for his daughter's wedding and meets equally lonely Kate Walker (Emma Thompson). Wor...
by wilson08
Sun Apr 26, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 5433
Views: 1349448

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"Haute Cuisine" has reappeared in the Amazon Prime library. I once saw about 30 minutes of this French film playing on a cruise ship and enjoyed it, but had to rush out the door for a tour. I have been looking for it being available on any of our streaming services and low and behold it popped up y...
by wilson08
Tue Apr 14, 2020 12:37 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 5433
Views: 1349448

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The Great Gatsby (2013) With the 1974 movie version of the F. Scott Fitzgerald novel in mind I was a little skeptical how this would measure up. It started a little whimsical, almost like a musical with a touch of parody but the essence of the story gradually took hold and this was a beautiful prod...
by wilson08
Mon Apr 06, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 5433
Views: 1349448

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The Farewell I finally got around to seeing this movie that I missed last summer at the theater. A family believing an elderly matriarch is dying (and keeping it from her) gather for a fake wedding which is really a goodbye for her. It is a little unbelievable that this sharp and witty woman could ...
by wilson08
Tue Mar 24, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 5433
Views: 1349448

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Sorry We Missed You Story of a struggling working class family in present day UK. The father works for a demanding, unforgiving, delivery service and the mother is a healthcare worker making house calls. Throw in a moody, troubled, teenage son and it is a nightmare. A fairly depressing movie with o...
by wilson08
Tue Mar 17, 2020 11:13 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 5433
Views: 1349448

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The Coldest Game A genius mathematician and phenomenal chess player is involuntarily pulled into a cold war spy quagmire when all he really wants at this stage in his life is another drink. The setting is a worldwide chess tournament in communist Poland during the 1962 Cuban missile crisis. Recomme...
by wilson08
Sun Mar 01, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 5433
Views: 1349448

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Weathering With You

Imaginative Japanese animation (anime) that I found enjoyable
with elements of fantasy, romance, and drama. Although not quite
at the level of Hayao Miyazaki, (Spirited Away, Howl's Moving
Castle, etc.) it was still an excellent film.
Viewed at a theater
by wilson08
Fri Feb 21, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 5433
Views: 1349448

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Cunningham Profiles unconventional dancer/choreographer Merce Cunningham with some modern day interpretations of his work primarily from the 1942-1972 era. He did not like the term avant-garde but that was exactly how the erratic, improv-like, abstract dancing came across. The settings were imagina...
by wilson08
Mon Feb 10, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 5433
Views: 1349448

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Parasite I did not particularly want to see this movie. The posters and previews led me to believe it would be creepy and bizarre. My daughter thought it was great and lobbied me to see it, and so I did about a week ago before all the academy awards hullabaloo. Indeed it was bizarre but very well d...
by wilson08
Sun Feb 02, 2020 9:19 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 5433
Views: 1349448

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1917 This film was not the stereotypical war movie with epic battlefield footage but more like a Dantesque journey through hell in which two British soldiers had to navigate a suicidal deathscape to deliver a message to a battalion about to walk into a trap. Grim, reflective, and sobering but a pro...
by wilson08
Mon Jan 20, 2020 12:13 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 5433
Views: 1349448

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Paterno A hard-hitting film focusing on Joe Paterno's last days as head coach at Penn State starting with the breaking story of the Sandusky scandal and focusing on the tumultuous days that followed. No punches were pulled and the film seems to have taken the known evidence and produced a movie tha...
by wilson08
Fri Jan 17, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI
Replies: 4383
Views: 1251738

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All He Ever Wanted by Anita Shreve A college professor is obsessed with a woman he spots during the aftermath of a hotel fire. He woos her and marries her but the marriage is spiritless and perfunctory to her and a source of bewilderment to him, even after many years and two children. On a long tra...
by wilson08
Tue Jan 07, 2020 8:20 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 5433
Views: 1349448

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Knives Out A gloomy but imposing mansion provides the perfect backdrop for this spoof of whodunit movies. Although I say spoof, it was not silly, and had mystery and intrigue along with some funny moments. I was a little disappointed that the much anticipated twist was not totally unexpected. I'm n...
by wilson08
Thu Dec 26, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 5433
Views: 1349448

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Richard Jewell

A security guard, responsible for saving multiple lives, is
unjustly regarded as "a person of interest" in the 1996 Atlanta
Olympic bombing. Richard Jewell fights for vindication after
his world is upended.
Riveting film, recommended
by wilson08
Tue Dec 17, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 5433
Views: 1349448

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The Biggest Little Farm A couple take a dilapidated farm in a a dry part of Southern California and turn it into a teeming farm and an ecological wonderland. With help from investors, volunteers, and a savvy Biodynamic Consultant, the couple overcome numerous set-backs and challenges to achieve suc...
by wilson08
Mon Dec 02, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 5433
Views: 1349448

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Judy This film focuses on the final months of Judy Garland's life. Although it is a sad and tragic story, it is also an engaging story. Flashbacks show the abuse and tyranny of the studio system during her childhood acting era. Superb acting, particularly by Renee Zellweger in the title role. Recom...
by wilson08
Sat Nov 30, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 5433
Views: 1349448

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Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice Profile of singer Linda Ronstadt beginning with her childhood in the southwestern U.S. The documentary takes the viewer on an odyssey through 1960s pop and other various music forms and genres she ventured into over the course of her singing career. Excellent d...
by wilson08
Mon Nov 18, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 5433
Views: 1349448

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Official Secrets A British intelligence specialist comes across a memo in which the U.S. is seeking help from the UK to coerce certain members of the U.N. into supporting the Iraq invasion. She leaks the memo to the press and a firestorm follows. Based on true events. Recommended Viewed at a theater
by wilson08
Mon Oct 28, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 5433
Views: 1349448

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Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice Profile of singer Linda Ronstadt beginning with her childhood in the southwestern U.S. The documentary takes the viewer on an odyssey through 1960s pop and other various music forms and genres she ventured into over the course of her singing career. Excellent d...
by wilson08
Sat Oct 26, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI
Replies: 4383
Views: 1251738

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI

The Beautiful and the Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald An intelligent young Harvard graduate awaits an inheritance from his wealthy grandfather but cannot find his niche in the interim. His pretty and socially ambitious wife is impatient for the lifestyle of her dreams. The writing is masterful, secon...
by wilson08
Sun Oct 20, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 5433
Views: 1349448

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The Bookshop
Low-key but brilliant story of a young widow trying to
open a bookstore in a small English town against the
opposition of an embittered local influential woman
and her cronies.
Great acting and delightful justice.
Viewed on Amazon Prime.
by wilson08
Sun Oct 13, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI
Replies: 4383
Views: 1251738

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI

Flight Patterns by Karen White

Fair-to-middling novel about intra-family dynamics, past
secrets, and beekeeping lore. Set in Apalachicola, Florida.
by wilson08
Tue Oct 01, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 5433
Views: 1349448

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Honeyland The previews led me to believe this docudrama would be an intriguing story of a modern peasant keeping bees in rural Macedonia and would be a kind of human to bees symbiotic relationship in a natural setting. It turned out to be depressing and not nearly enough about the bees. The film wa...
by wilson08
Mon Sep 16, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 5433
Views: 1349448

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Echo in the Canyon Documentary that features the music of the Laurel Canyon, California bands that were at their peak in the 1964-1967 era. Highlights the Byrds, Beach Boys, Mamas and the Papas, Buffalo Springfield, etc. Multiple interviews with many of the surviving band members. One disappointmen...
by wilson08
Tue Sep 03, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Best of Bogleheads - your #1 takeaway
Replies: 151
Views: 16094

Re: Best of Bogleheads - your #1 takeaway

The only thing you can control is asset allocation.
by wilson08
Mon Aug 26, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 5433
Views: 1349448

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Maiden I love stories and movies about people doing what others say cannot be done. Such is the case of Maiden , in which 12 female crew members entered the grueling Whitbread Round the World boat race in 1989. Skeptics and naysayers predicted total failure for the Maiden but that did not happen. V...
by wilson08
Sat Aug 10, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI
Replies: 4383
Views: 1251738

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI

Started two books but could not get into the writing
and/or story:
The Forgotten Road by Richard Paul Evans
The Mountain Can Wait by Sarah Leipciger
But the 3rd try was rewarding, I am enjoying
Flight Patterns by Karen White
by wilson08
Mon Jul 22, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 5433
Views: 1349448

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Pavarotti First rate documentary about the legendary tenor Luciano Pavarotti. Beautifully crafted film radiating the charm, enthusiasm, and exuberance of the singer. The documentary touches on the personal side of Pavarotti behind the scenes and many public performances. One does not have to be int...
by wilson08
Sun Jun 30, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 5433
Views: 1349448

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The White Crow Gripping story of Russian dancer Rudolph Nureyev who defected in 1961 while on tour Paris. The movie is not just about the defection but traces the events that forge the thinking, outlook, and burning ambition of Nureyev beginning with childhood. The defection itself is a moment of i...
by wilson08
Mon Jun 17, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 5433
Views: 1349448

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Bathtubs Over Broadway Off-beat, entertaining film about industrial musicals, which flourished during the 50s, 60s, and 70s, but were not meant to be seen by the general public. These Broadway style productions, that promoted various products, were for sales personnel, distributors, and retailers. ...
by wilson08
Tue May 28, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 5433
Views: 1349448

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Apollo 11 (2019) I thought I knew the story of Apollo 11 but this amazing film, with footage not shown before, was a revelation. This documentary focused not only on the mission but also the myriad of people and events behind the scenes that gave the endeavor success. The film does not have the fuz...
by wilson08
Tue May 07, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 5433
Views: 1349448

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Gloria Bell Gloria maneuvers through life trying to find happiness and though things often do not work out well for her she continues to plough ahead. Music from the 70s and 80s is sprinkled throughout the film but there is a somewhat pessimistic tone to this movie with no resolution or take away. ...
by wilson08
Fri Apr 26, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 5433
Views: 1349448

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Woman at War

Set in Iceland, a middle aged woman wages war against an
aluminum smelting plant by repeatedly sabotaging the power
system. The film comes across as part drama, part parody, and
part comedy. The story is a little far-fetched but the rugged
Icelandic landscape is captivating.
by wilson08
Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Private Sector Job or Stay with State Job
Replies: 13
Views: 1728

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: 5433
Views: 1349448

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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: 5433
Views: 1349448

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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: 45
Views: 10884

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: 5433
Views: 1349448

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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: 1783

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: 5433
Views: 1349448

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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: 5433
Views: 1349448

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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: 5433
Views: 1349448

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: 5433
Views: 1349448

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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: 5433
Views: 1349448

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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: 5433
Views: 1349448

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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: 17464

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: 5433
Views: 1349448

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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: 60200

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: 5433
Views: 1349448

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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...