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by gegenschein
Sun Jul 01, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: What is/ was your career and would you recommend it now?
Replies: 345
Views: 35797

Re: What is/ was your career and would you recommend it now?

Diversify. Have more than one arrow in your quiver. I started working with computers in High School circa 1970. My college thesis was a Computer Assisted Instruction Program (CAI) which gave me an ulcer. Baccalaureate in chemistry and physics on the 10 year plan. Earned journeyman credentials in she...
by gegenschein
Fri Feb 16, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: For BHs who actually like cars - [what car do you drive every day?]
Replies: 280
Views: 21442

Re: For BHs who actually like cars - [what car do you drive every day?]

Addendum: 90%+ of the vehicles on the jeep trails are Jeep brand, from WWII CJ-2 to JK's. I have never seen a Mercedes, Porsche or BMW off of pavement and precious few Subaru's. Seen on a bumper sticker: "God invented asphalt so yuppies could go four wheelin"
by gegenschein
Fri Feb 16, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: For BHs who actually like cars - [what car do you drive every day?]
Replies: 280
Views: 21442

Re: For BHs who actually like cars - [what car do you drive every day?]

FWIW retired at age 60 Was a GM guy through the '80s in Wyoming. Owned Blazers, Suburbans and Pickups. Still have a '94 GMC SNB 1/2 ton for manuer and gravel. Spent too many miles in VW bugs in college to consider micro cars (I'm 6'1" and 200+#) DW drive 2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon (Ruby) M...
by gegenschein
Thu Dec 21, 2017 10:05 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: 100% equity folks- holding any cash/bonds now?
Replies: 50
Views: 5378

Re: 100% equity folks- holding any cash/bonds now?

First: I am a firm believer in the Bogleheads buy and hold philosophy. I do not believe some of the rules of thumb and conventional wisdom. I am also 100% in mutual funds with 75% in index funds. An AA of 100% equity at the age of 31 is reasonable. I was 100% stocks when I started at the age of 36. ...
by gegenschein
Wed Feb 24, 2016 3:31 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: How is the Class of 2015 retirement folks doing?
Replies: 18
Views: 3309

Re: How is the Class of 2015 retirement folks doing?

I was laid off from the oil industry, effective May 2015 at the age of 60. This shortened our projected time line by about 18 months but the severance covered most of the difference. My pension cash balance rolled over to the 401k in June which was horrible timing. The company stock awards are also ...
by gegenschein
Sat Jan 23, 2016 7:45 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Boglehead Beer
Replies: 837
Views: 155845

Re: Boglehead Beer

Quality is worth paying for. My vote is Breckenridge Brewery Avalanche amber ale.
That's why I predominantly invest with Vanguard. I can afford my lifestyle.
by gegenschein
Fri Jun 26, 2015 12:52 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Health Savings Account Custodian
Replies: 8
Views: 1634

Re: Health Savings Account Custodian

Thanks all for responses
by gegenschein
Fri Jun 19, 2015 10:52 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Health Savings Account Custodian
Replies: 8
Views: 1634

Health Savings Account Custodian

Does anyone have recommendations or comments on HSA custodians or administrators?
I have a Chase account but their available investment funds aren't the best. I have looked at Health Savings Administrators LLC and a few others.