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by gkaplan
Wed Aug 23, 2017 1:22 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Lowes vs Home Depot
Replies: 34
Views: 2311

Re: Lowes vs Home Depot

The few times I've been in there Home Depot has always given me the veterans discount. As in other businesses, I try to remember to ask if it offers veterans a discount.
by gkaplan
Wed Aug 23, 2017 1:18 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: TV show recommendations?
Replies: 521
Views: 203783

Re: TV show recommendations?

Tonight I finished watching the second season of Last Chance U on Netflix. This Netflix original series follows a group of young men on the brink of becoming NFL stars. The players are the most recent recruits at East Mississippi Community College, which boasts three national championship titles ove...
by gkaplan
Tue Aug 22, 2017 8:20 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: "Vanguard fund shareholders encouraged to vote as proxy campaign gets under way."
Replies: 72
Views: 9108

Re: Vanguard Proxy Proposals

I just remembered that Lady Geek deleted many similar threads yesterday, so this particular thread may not last long.
by gkaplan
Tue Aug 22, 2017 8:06 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: "Vanguard fund shareholders encouraged to vote as proxy campaign gets under way."
Replies: 72
Views: 9108

Vanguard Proxy Proposals

[Thread merged into here, see below --admin LadyGeek]

Harry Sit (the Finance Buff) discusses and give his thoughts on the Vanguard proxy proposals.


The Finance Buff discusses and gives his thoughts on the Vanguard proxy proposals.
by gkaplan
Tue Aug 22, 2017 7:30 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Vanguard Announces Plans To Launch Total Corporate Bond ETF
Replies: 23
Views: 1869

Re: "more than 371 funds?"

Bogleheads: According to the Announcement: The firm, headquartered in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, offers more than 371 funds . Can anyone explain why Vanguard offers so many funds? Best wishes Taylor Does this figure include the different types of shares of each fund – Investor, Admiral, Institutio...
by gkaplan
Sun Aug 20, 2017 8:58 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: "Forget Tough Passwords: New Guidelines Make It Simple"
Replies: 43
Views: 4899

"Forget Tough Passwords: New Guidelines Make It Simple"

Here’s what we’ve been told about passwords: Make them complicated. Use numbers, question marks and hash marks. Change them regularly. Use different passwords for each app and website. Of course, these guidelines often leave users frustrated and struggling to remember them all. Now, the National In...
by gkaplan
Sun Aug 20, 2017 1:22 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How do you watch movies? (Theater, online streaming, DVD, etc.)
Replies: 31
Views: 1787

Re: How do you watch movies? (Theater, online streaming, DVD, etc.)

I rarely go to the theater anymore. It has nothing to do with the movies, itself. Maybe it has to do with other moviegoers who insist on talking throughout the movie showing. Maybe it is because I have other things I want to do when the movie is showing. Maybe it is because my library sometimes will...
by gkaplan
Sat Aug 19, 2017 9:37 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Study: The Rate of Return on Everything, 1870-2015
Replies: 77
Views: 8051

Re: Study: The Rate of Return on Everything, 1870-2015

The huge advantage the US enjoys with its geographic location,amount of rivers and lakes,etc.is well documented.The people of course have to take advantage of it,which we have.No country on earth has the geographical,natural resource and agricultural benefits we enjoy.That will not be changing. Her...
by gkaplan
Fri Aug 18, 2017 1:09 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 2880
Views: 845023

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

This evening, I watched To the Bone on Netflix. It starred Lily Collins, Keanu Reeves, Carrie Preston, Lili Taylor, Alex Sharp, Liana Liberato, Brooke Smith, Leslie Bibb, and Kathryn Prescott. It was written and directed by Marti Noxon. Ellen is an unruly 20-year-old anorexic girl who spent the bett...
by gkaplan
Thu Aug 17, 2017 8:17 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Q&A WITH JACK BOGLE - Got a Question for Jack?
Replies: 44
Views: 7894

Re: Q&A WITH JACK BOGLE - Got a Question for Jack?

. . . .I'd like to second that concern as a holder of the LifeStrategy Funds. I'd like to know if any progress has been made on using Admiral shares. . . . I would like to ask a similar question: Will Admiral shares become available in Vanguard FTSE All-World ex-US Small-Cap Index Fund (VFSVX?) in ...
by gkaplan
Thu Aug 17, 2017 7:55 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: [Book: Living off Your Money, by M. McClung (Prime Harvesting)]
Replies: 376
Views: 53966

Re: New Book: Living off Your Money (Michael McClung)

Living off Your Money: Step 1 - use the library instead of buying expensive hardcovers Step 2 - invest the saved money Step 3 - Profit! I belong to 3 library systems, 2 of them are very large. None of them have "Living Off Your Money" in any format. My library has the book. Have you tried Inter-lib...
by gkaplan
Thu Aug 17, 2017 7:47 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Q&A WITH JACK BOGLE - Got a Question for Jack?
Replies: 44
Views: 7894

Re: Q&A WITH JACK BOGLE - Got a Question for Jack?

. . . .I'd like to second that concern as a holder of the LifeStrategy Funds. I'd like to know if any progress has been made on using Admiral shares. . . . I would like to ask a similar question: Will Admiral shares become available in Vanguard FTSE All-World ex-US Small-Cap Index Fund (VFSVX?) in ...
by gkaplan
Thu Aug 17, 2017 2:03 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: TV show recommendations?
Replies: 521
Views: 203783

Re: TV show recommendations?

Tonight, I finished watching Season Two of Hostages on Netflix. Hostages is a Hebrew language Israeli series that stars Jonah Lotan, Ayelet Zurer, Tomer Kapon, Micha Celektar, Dar Zuzovsky, Yoav Rotman, Mickey Leon, Hilla Vidor, Nevo Kimchi, Ido Bartal, Shmil Ben Ari, Liat Stern, Michal Kalman, and ...
by gkaplan
Tue Aug 15, 2017 7:38 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: "[Vanguard] Brokerage trades will soon settle in just 2 days, down from 3."
Replies: 2
Views: 409

"[Vanguard] Brokerage trades will soon settle in just 2 days, down from 3."

Effective September 5, 2017, the standard settlement cycle for most brokerage transactions—stocks, bonds, and ETFs (exchange-traded funds)—will be reduced from trade date plus 3 business days (“T+3”) to trade date plus 2 business days (“T+2”). The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) approved t...
by gkaplan
Tue Aug 15, 2017 7:32 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: ObamaCare 2018
Replies: 74
Views: 8161

Re: ACA 2018

We used to be pretty punctilious in this forum about calling it "ACA" and that's probably still a good idea.... It's a losing battle, not that I've accepted it. I reported one of the threads a number of years ago, but Mel essentially said that nearly everyone uses the term "Obamacare" and thus has ...
by gkaplan
Mon Aug 14, 2017 9:56 pm
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: Software Updated to phpBB 3.2.1
Replies: 37
Views: 2183

Re: Software Updated to phpBB 3.2.1

https://www.bogleheads.org/forum/posting.php?mode=reply&f=3&t=225534 It's the second from the right in the composition screen. You mean the "link" (two boxes linked by a line). It's second from the right on my iPhone but fourth on a bigger screen ...(others)...link...font color...text size... strik...
by gkaplan
Mon Aug 14, 2017 9:09 pm
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: Software Updated to phpBB 3.2.1
Replies: 37
Views: 2183

Re: Software Updated to phpBB 3.2.1

posting.php?mode=reply&f=3&t=225534

It's the second from the right in the composition screen.
by gkaplan
Mon Aug 14, 2017 9:06 pm
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: Software Updated to phpBB 3.2.1
Replies: 37
Views: 2183

Re: Software Updated to phpBB 3.2.1

I've been trying to do a search. It's been buffering for about thirty minutes.
by gkaplan
Mon Aug 14, 2017 9:05 pm
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: Software Updated to phpBB 3.2.1
Replies: 37
Views: 2183

Re: Software Updated to phpBB 3.2.1

I think that the icon for a URL is not clear.
by gkaplan
Mon Aug 14, 2017 9:01 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: "Vanguard fund shareholders encouraged to vote as proxy campaign gets under way."
Replies: 72
Views: 9108

"Vanguard fund shareholders encouraged to vote as proxy campaign gets under way."

Vanguard opened an important 3-month voting campaign today with the filing of its final proxy statement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Vanguard is asking shareholders to elect the trustees of its funds and to approve several policy changes across its U.S.-domiciled fund lineup. ....
by gkaplan
Sat Aug 12, 2017 7:48 pm
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: Forum software upgrade bug reports and change requests
Replies: 409
Views: 55866

Re: Forum software upgrade bug reports and change requests

gkaplan wrote:
Sat Aug 12, 2017 6:50 pm
Okay. I use the Quick links drop-down menu to find the new posts or to search for my posts. I don't use any of the other options in the Quick links drop-down menu.
I should amend to say I rarely use the other options. On occasion, I have used them.
by gkaplan
Sat Aug 12, 2017 7:37 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: "How to Best Leave an IRA to Charity"
Replies: 3
Views: 472

"How to Best Leave an IRA to Charity"

Question: I want to leave my estate, which includes a substantial IRA and other assets, to a collection of individual and charitable beneficiaries in varying percentages. Some of the charities are big and some are small churches or 501(c)(3)s. It would make sense to fund the charities' shares with ...
by gkaplan
Sat Aug 12, 2017 7:33 pm
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: Software Updated to phpBB 3.2.1
Replies: 37
Views: 2183

Re: Software Updated to phpBB 3.2.1

Okay. I can see that a Clever Quote is no different from before, other than the up arrow and the time stamp.

Unlike emoticons, from what I can see, hovering your mouse over the emoji won't reveal what the emoji is supposed to imply.
by gkaplan
Sat Aug 12, 2017 6:50 pm
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: Forum software upgrade bug reports and change requests
Replies: 409
Views: 55866

Re: Forum software upgrade bug reports and change requests

Okay. I use the Quick links drop-down menu to find the new posts or to search for my posts. I don't use any of the other options in the Quick links drop-down menu.
by gkaplan
Sat Aug 12, 2017 6:21 pm
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: Software Updated to phpBB 3.2.1
Replies: 37
Views: 2183

. . . Emojis Emojis are used much like emoticons and exist in various genres, including facial expressions, common objects, places and types of weather, and animals. They are different than the smilies ( :happy emoticons) seen in the post editing area. Most mobile devices provide an Emoji keyboard,...
by gkaplan
Sat Aug 12, 2017 6:09 pm
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: Forum software upgrade bug reports and change requests
Replies: 409
Views: 55866

Re: Forum software upgrade bug reports and change requests

WoodSpinner wrote:
Sat Aug 12, 2017 11:35 am
Display of multi-page threads on the forum New Threads post is not working correctly. Text overwrites page count.

What's a New Threads post?
by gkaplan
Sat Aug 12, 2017 5:54 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: E-delivery of transaction confirmations
Replies: 12
Views: 832

Re: E-delivery of transaction confirmations

Since I've signed up for e-delivery of transaction confirmations, I have never received a snail mail conformation.
by gkaplan
Sat Aug 12, 2017 5:43 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Free Reading
Replies: 66
Views: 6081

Re: Free Reading

I don't know who would borrow physical CDs and DVDs I do. Why do you think people wouldn't? I do, as well. One thing I like about the DVDs I borrow is they frequently have "special features," at the end of the season or movie. I find these interesting. Most streaming services don't have these speci...
by gkaplan
Fri Aug 11, 2017 10:21 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Free Reading
Replies: 66
Views: 6081

Re: Free Reading

Still waiting for a response from rgs92. Why so confrontational? I imagine the 10 or so people who responded to him/her argued the point well enough that there's no need to respond. Because as a former librarian, a former database indexer, a former archivist technician, and a former library volunte...
by gkaplan
Fri Aug 11, 2017 7:42 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best place (with warm weather) to raise children
Replies: 106
Views: 16548

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

I felt the 1994 Northridge earthquake. (My one-room bedroom apartment shook, but that's all. Ventura didn't suffer any damage, that I know of, and we didn't have a tsunami while I was there.) I did feel the 1988 Whittier earthquake, and that was more scary, because I was sitting in the fourth-floor ...
by gkaplan
Fri Aug 11, 2017 7:31 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Free Reading
Replies: 66
Views: 6081

Re: Free Reading

Still waiting for a response from rgs92.
by gkaplan
Fri Aug 11, 2017 5:45 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: "Webcast replay: There’s a lot to like about international investing"
Replies: 1
Views: 368

"Webcast replay: There’s a lot to like about international investing"

In this replay of a recent webcast, you'll learn about the value international funds can add to your portfolio. Kim Stockton and Bryan Lewis provide basic information about internation. . . .

https://investornews.vanguard/webcast-r ... investing/
by gkaplan
Fri Aug 11, 2017 5:44 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: "3 Reasons Index Investors Deserve Perdition (or Not)"
Replies: 3
Views: 793

"3 Reasons Index Investors Deserve Perdition (or Not)"

Do the arguments that indexers are hurting the market hold water? . . . .
The latest from John Rekenthaler


http://news.morningstar.com/articlenet/ ... ?id=821370
by gkaplan
Fri Aug 11, 2017 4:52 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Israeli Citizen: Investing Dilemma
Replies: 3
Views: 422

Re: Israeli Citizen: Investing Dilemma

Age: 41 Sex: Male Country of Residence: Israel Pension Balance: $85,000 Work related Investment Account: $20,500 Emergency Fund: $10,000 Personal Investments: $25,000 (75% VWRD and 25% SAAA) Apartment Value: $980,000 Mortgage: $126,000 As you can see from the above I have circa. 25k invested in ETF...
by gkaplan
Fri Aug 11, 2017 4:49 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 2880
Views: 845023

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

You could have easily left out "propaganda", and you would have a more accurate description. I think it probably is both, but its greatness goes beyond the propaganda, or maybe it’s what makes the propaganda great. As an aside, the only quibble I've had after watching it countless times over the ye...
by gkaplan
Fri Aug 11, 2017 4:46 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Harry Bosch: the Amazon Series vs the novels
Replies: 47
Views: 2280

Re: Harry Bosch: the Amazon Series vs the novels

I pictured Jerry Edgar as about the same age as Bosch, and overweight. I pictured Jerry Edgar somewhat differently, as well. As I recall, the Jerry Edgar character in the books is someone who is somewhat lazy and takes the easy way out. The Jerry Edgar character in the movie seems more driven and c...
by gkaplan
Fri Aug 11, 2017 4:39 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks in freefall
Replies: 3816
Views: 1000939

Re: U.S. stocks in freefall

it was sort of depressing to buy up admiral shares of int'l and then instantly watch it plummet ... rather than cry, bought 2K more ... and i'll do it again Monday if need be International is plummeting? That's news to me. My Vanguard Roth is invested in the Emerging Markets Stock Index Fund, Europ...
by gkaplan
Fri Aug 11, 2017 4:15 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best place (with warm weather) to raise children
Replies: 106
Views: 16548

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

My wife and I may consider moving once our children start public schools. When that time comes we hope to be able to work part-time so we want to really enjoy where we're living. Our top priorities would be: 1. Top-notch public K-12 schools (or possibly inexpensive/free charter) 2. Great weather (s...
by gkaplan
Fri Aug 11, 2017 4:07 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Free Reading
Replies: 66
Views: 6081

Re: Free Reading

Do brick-and-mortar libraries have a useful purpose anymore? Are they worth the public funds they cost? Just asking. Hello, library board trustee here. In my opinion, ABSOLUTELY YES. There is no other institution that is required by law to protect free access to information, no questions asked. Man...
by gkaplan
Fri Aug 11, 2017 1:39 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks in freefall
Replies: 3816
Views: 1000939

Re: U.S. stocks in freefall

Vanguard Fan 1367 wrote:
flyingaway wrote:Can we have some fun with this thread? I bet tomorrow will be another down day.

I bet it will be an up day. :sharebeer
I bet that I will wake up, and it will be tomorrow.
by gkaplan
Thu Aug 10, 2017 11:22 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 2880
Views: 845023

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

. . . . (Casablanca is one of the greatest propaganda movies of all time, if not the greatest propaganda movie of all time). You could have easily left out "propaganda", and you would have a more accurate description. I think it probably is both, but its greatness goes beyond the propaganda, or may...
by gkaplan
Thu Aug 10, 2017 8:44 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: "3 Things You May Not Understand About the TSP" – Tammy Flanagan's Latest Column
Replies: 2
Views: 970

"3 Things You May Not Understand About the TSP" – Tammy Flanagan's Latest Column

In last week’s column, we got into some Thrift Savings Plan issues that were fairly complicated, such as whether or not to take a lump-sum payment and use it to eliminate debt. This week, the TSP is the focus again, but I’ll keep things a little more simple. Here are the top three things that emplo...
by gkaplan
Thu Aug 10, 2017 8:41 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: "When's the Right Time to Take RMDs?" – (Christine Benz's Latest Column)
Replies: 34
Views: 4278

"When's the Right Time to Take RMDs?" – (Christine Benz's Latest Column)

Where you go for required minimum distributions will usually have a bigger impact than when you go. . . .

http://news.morningstar.com/articlenet/ ... ?id=821071
by gkaplan
Thu Aug 10, 2017 8:38 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: "Bonds: Ballast for your portfolio"
Replies: 45
Views: 5575

"Bonds: Ballast for your portfolio"

Bonds can play an important role in a well-diversified investment portfolio by helping to offset the volatility of stocks. But how do you choose from the many types of bonds—corporates, Treasuries, municipal bonds—and maturities—short-, intermediate-, and long-term? In this 16-minute podcast, Kevin...
by gkaplan
Thu Aug 10, 2017 8:31 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Oregon road trip help
Replies: 54
Views: 2845

Re: Oregon road trip help

Just my opinion: if you're going to spend an entire day in Portland, you may want to come up with a list of things you specifically want to see and do. It's not a city that's fun to walk around aimlessly with no plan. We were told by several people to keep our expectations low, and they were correc...
by gkaplan
Thu Aug 10, 2017 8:26 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: TV show recommendations?
Replies: 521
Views: 203783

Re: TV show recommendations?

I just finished the sixth season of Call the Midwife . The Call the Midwife Holiday Special will air in late 2017, and the seventh season will air in the spring of 2018 on PBS stations. I'm not sure when it will come out on DVD, probably some time in 2019. How can I wait this long? I just love this...
by gkaplan
Thu Aug 10, 2017 8:24 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 2880
Views: 845023

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Valuethinker wrote:
. . . . (Casablanca is one of the greatest propaganda movies of all time, if not the greatest propaganda movie of all time).
You could have easily left out "propaganda", and you would have a more accurate description.
by gkaplan
Wed Aug 09, 2017 9:39 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Oregon road trip help
Replies: 54
Views: 2845

Re: Oregon road trip help

My understanding is that you need to book reservations for Crater Lake months in advance.