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by afauthentic
Mon Jul 11, 2016 10:17 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: 14k gain in 3 days???
Replies: 36
Views: 5703

Re: 14k gain in 3 days???

Thank you, Cella. Will check it out.
by afauthentic
Mon Jul 11, 2016 9:18 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: 14k gain in 3 days???
Replies: 36
Views: 5703

Re: 14k gain in 3 days???

This reminds me of those algebra word problems in high school: if a train leaves Chicago traveling at 80mph and another train.... The starting and ending numbers you quoted are a 1% gain. So if your portfolio is $1.4M, then a $14K change is pretty ho-hum. As someone else mentioned, 1% daily swings ...
by afauthentic
Mon Jul 11, 2016 9:15 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: 14k gain in 3 days???
Replies: 36
Views: 5703

Re: 14k gain in 3 days???

I was wondering if the numbers I see (my math) is correct, coz I'm new to this. I tallied up my investments. Today is Monday and since Wednesday last week my investment has gained 14k. 14k gain in just 3 business days? That seems such a huge gain, don't you think so? Is this number real? Is this tr...
by afauthentic
Mon Jul 11, 2016 9:12 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: 14k gain in 3 days???
Replies: 36
Views: 5703

Re: 14k gain in 3 days???

Wow. Can I ask how someone "new to this" has 1.4 million dollars invested and doesn't understand how this thing called investment gains works? And why do you need to "tally up your investments"? Doesn't the company you have your investments with do that for you? Inheritance? Sold a company? Won a l...
by afauthentic
Mon Jul 11, 2016 6:17 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: 14k gain in 3 days???
Replies: 36
Views: 5703

Re: 14k gain in 3 days???

Toons wrote:"My Investment"
Do you mean portfolio of investments,
Or a single investment?
Either way,good for you. :happy
Toons, It's total portfolio investment, not a single fund. Thank you.
by afauthentic
Mon Jul 11, 2016 6:15 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: 14k gain in 3 days???
Replies: 36
Views: 5703

Re: 14k gain in 3 days???

Thank you, Livesoft for the examples. Based on my calculator, 14k is not even 1% gain, so it's not as big as I thought.
by afauthentic
Mon Jul 11, 2016 5:11 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: 14k gain in 3 days???
Replies: 36
Views: 5703

14k gain in 3 days???

I was wondering if the numbers I see (my math) is correct, coz I'm new to this. I tallied up my investments. Today is Monday and since Wednesday last week my investment has gained 14k. 14k gain in just 3 business days? That seems such a huge gain, don't you think so? Is this number real? Is this tru...
by afauthentic
Mon Jul 11, 2016 4:03 pm
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2016!
Replies: 266
Views: 47539

Re: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2016!

Put me down for Retirement date of April 11, 2016.
by afauthentic
Wed Jun 29, 2016 4:54 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: T-Mobile free stock for customers
Replies: 24
Views: 4050

Re: T-Mobile free stock for customers

Does this free share apply to those who uses Prepaid Pay As You Go Plan $3/mo? (three dollars, not thirty)
Does anyone use that plan?
I used to use that plan a few years ago.
If I can get free stocks with that plan, I would sign up.
http://prepaid-phones.t-mobile.com/pay-as-you-go
by afauthentic
Sat Jul 18, 2015 7:13 pm
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Seattle (Eastside) meetup Sunday July 19
Replies: 10
Views: 2896

Re: Seattle (Eastside) meetup Sunday July 19

As no one signs up, we're cancelling this meetup.
by afauthentic
Wed Jul 08, 2015 9:22 pm
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Seattle (Eastside) meetup Sunday July 19
Replies: 10
Views: 2896

Seattle (Eastside) meetup Sunday July 19

Seattle (Eastside) meetup Sunday July 19 at 11. We had a very nice meetup last time with 9 Bogleheads in Seattle. We like small, intimate group like that, because everyone will get a chance to talk, and we can hear one another. Anyone wants to meet up on Sunday July 19 at 11? Please post here to tel...
by afauthentic
Thu Jul 02, 2015 1:24 am
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Seattle Chapter meets this Saturday June 27 at 11:00 Panera Bread Northgate Mall
Replies: 21
Views: 3847

Re: Seattle Chapter meets this Saturday June 27 at 11:00 Panera Bread Northgate Mall

@yetanotherboglehead: I'm glad you came. Also glad that you mentioned Fido Brokerage Link. It reminded me I need to take advantage of that feature in our 401(k). Thanks. I haven't heard back from delconte about the next meetup. In the meanwhile, I was thinking of posting if anyone wants to join hubb...
by afauthentic
Sat Jun 27, 2015 9:08 pm
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Seattle Chapter meets this Saturday June 27 at 11:00 Panera Bread Northgate Mall
Replies: 21
Views: 3847

Re: Seattle Chapter meets this Saturday June 27 at 11:00 Panera Bread Northgate Mall

9 bogleheads showed up. Nine is great. The smaller the group, the more people can hear one another and get to know one another. Thanks to Sylvia, Sri, Teresa, Pat, Nancy, John, Fred, Paul for coming. Hubby and I are impressed with the knowledge of the attendees, and we thought we were seasoned inves...
by afauthentic
Thu Jun 25, 2015 3:38 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Variable Annuity: Fidelity vs Vanguard
Replies: 3
Views: 1294

Re: Variable Annuity: Fidelity vs Vanguard

I agree that variable annuity is generally not a good product, though we happen to have one with Vanguard.
by afauthentic
Thu Jun 25, 2015 3:19 pm
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Seattle Chapter meets this Saturday June 27 at 11:00 Panera Bread Northgate Mall
Replies: 21
Views: 3847

Re: Seattle Chapter meets this Saturday June 27 at 11:00 Panera Bread Northgate Mall

OK, guys, this is to confirm this casual meetup this Saturday at 11 at Panera Northgate. Let's get off the internet, meet up and make friends. Hubby and I will be there, rain or shine! Come as you are. It's not "Eat, Pray, Love", but it's "Drink, Chat, Leave" In other words, this is a casual meetup....
by afauthentic
Thu Jun 25, 2015 12:57 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Merrill Edge anyone?
Replies: 98
Views: 30856

Re: Merrill Edge anyone?

As long as ME still gives us 2.625% cashback on Visa, I'll keep Merrill Edge.
by afauthentic
Thu Jun 25, 2015 11:14 am
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Seattle Chapter meets this Saturday June 27 at 11:00 Panera Bread Northgate Mall
Replies: 21
Views: 3847

Re: Seattle Chapter meets this Saturday June 27 at 11:00 Panera Bread Northgate Mall

Hi, Mel. I'm sorry for the misunderstanding. I did emailed delconte on Apr 28. Got no response, so I thought it wasn't active. I resent the email yesterday. No reply (yet) from delconte. Sorry again for the misunderstanding. But I'm glad that the group is actually active. Looking forward to the next...
by afauthentic
Thu Jun 25, 2015 1:14 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Bank of America/Merrill Edge - Preferred Rewards
Replies: 469
Views: 101872

Re: Bank of America/Merrill Edge - Preferred Rewards

If you put $100k in Merrill Edge, you also get free small safe deposit box.
If you get their BofA Visa, once a month you get free museum passes.
I take advantage of both.
by afauthentic
Thu Jun 25, 2015 12:58 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: "Phantom" Tipping
Replies: 68
Views: 14058

Re: "Phantom" Tipping

As a person who eats out often, I look forward to the day when tipping is gone.
normaldude wrote:When waiters are replaced by robots, then all these tipping problems will be gone.

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by afauthentic
Thu Jun 25, 2015 12:57 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: "Phantom" Tipping
Replies: 68
Views: 14058

Re: "Phantom" Tipping

But I use credit card for everything, because my CC gives 2% cashback. madbrain: No matter how many credit cards I possess and use, I always carry around some cash (~ $200) in my wallet....I don't find it to be an inconvenience and often to be very useful....for example, when I get a candy craving a...
by afauthentic
Wed Jun 24, 2015 7:54 pm
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Seattle Chapter meets this Saturday June 27 at 11:00 Panera Bread Northgate Mall
Replies: 21
Views: 3847

Re: Seattle Chapter meets this Saturday June 27 at 11:00 Panera Bread Northgate Mall

I've emailed delconte to sort things out, but haven't heard back from him, but if you want to meet, I'll be there and also a few others who rsvp, so there will be 5 of us including you for this casual meetup. Still, I'll ask delconte again if it's okay to keep this Saturday meetup before confirming ...
by afauthentic
Wed Jun 24, 2015 7:06 pm
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Seattle Chapter meets this Saturday June 27 at 11:00 Panera Bread Northgate Mall
Replies: 21
Views: 3847

Re: Seattle Chapter meets this Saturday June 27 at 11:00 Panera Bread Northgate Mall

Hi, delconte. I'm sorry you didn't receive my email on Apr 28. I have just resend you that email to your gmail address. Sorry, not meaning to step on your toes. I just thought I want to help, because I have the time, energy and experience to help organize/ host and I'd like to meet more often in sma...
by afauthentic
Tue Jun 23, 2015 10:37 pm
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Seattle Chapter meets this Saturday June 27 at 11:00 Panera Bread Northgate Mall
Replies: 21
Views: 3847

Seattle Chapter meets this Saturday June 27 at 11:00 Panera Bread Northgate Mall

Hi, Seattle Bogleheads. Since Seattle chapter is not active and we'd like to meet more often, I'm stepping up as organizer and take up duties of organizing, i.e. scouting the venues, emailling, following up and coming up with topics of discussion. Hubby and I are DIY investors with Vanguard, Fido, M...
by afauthentic
Tue Jun 23, 2015 9:52 pm
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Happy Birthday to Mel [Lindauer]
Replies: 36
Views: 4907

Re: Happy Birthday to Mel [Lindauer]

Happy Birthday, Mel.
by afauthentic
Fri Jun 19, 2015 5:27 pm
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Seattle Chapter?
Replies: 122
Views: 23269

Re: Seattle Chapter

I'd like to meet more often, at least once a month, and I'm willing to organize, i.e. scouting the venues, emailling, following up and coming up with topics of discussion. Hubby and I are DIY investors with Vanguard, Fido, Merrill, and would be happy to share personal finance and deal-making tips. A...