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by LadyGeek
Sat Nov 24, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: How much international stock? A suggestion.
Replies: 754
Views: 98670

Re: How much international stock? A suggestion.

GAAP wrote:
Sat Nov 24, 2018 5:48 pm
We should probably stop now -- this could get off-topic and inappropriate in a hurry.
I removed an off-topic post, as the discussion was derailing in a hurry.
by LadyGeek
Sat Nov 24, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Too Complicated
Replies: 12
Views: 2824

Re: Too Complicated

Perhaps this table would be more relevant. From the wiki: Risk tolerance , Note 2. From: Asset allocation: Ability relates to an investor's ability to withstand the ups and downs of the market without getting nervous and making changes to the asset allocation. Selling in the face of a decline is abo...
by LadyGeek
Sat Nov 24, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks in freefall
Replies: 8497
Views: 1666356

Re: U.S. stocks in freefall

Welcome! That's a good question. Feel free to join the on-going discussion here: How much international stock? A suggestion.
by LadyGeek
Sat Nov 24, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: "Stay The Course" by John Bogle
Replies: 32
Views: 5816

Re: "Stay The Course" by John Bogle

This thread is now in the Investing - Theory, News & General forum (book).
by LadyGeek
Sat Nov 24, 2018 11:31 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Networth to buy a dual turboprop aircraft?
Replies: 72
Views: 9139

Re: Networth to buy a dual turboprop aircraft?

You're saying 2k miles... Probably a stretch for a Mooney M20 single engine. However, they're very nice planes with the fastest TAS (true air speed) in the category of aircraft. Actually, he stated 2000 km (1243 statute mi, 1080 nautical mi). masonstone - Are you outside the US, or planning fly out...
by LadyGeek
Sat Nov 24, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Insurance
Replies: 3
Views: 396

Re: Insurance

The OP has modified the post content to answer ResearchMed's question. There's no point to continue.

(Thread locked to end discussion.)
by LadyGeek
Sat Nov 24, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Too Complicated
Replies: 12
Views: 2824

Re: Too Complicated

bartlettjeff, Welcome!

Do you have a question? Or, are you expressing an opinion that holding a diversified portfolio (100% stocks) has worked for you?
by LadyGeek
Fri Nov 23, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Networth to buy a dual turboprop aircraft?
Replies: 72
Views: 9139

Re: Networth to buy a dual turboprop aircraft?

FYI - The OP has responded (3 posts up). Additional responses will be helpful to others in the same situation.
by LadyGeek
Fri Nov 23, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: H&R Block 2018 Tax Software Deluxe $18.00 - Black Friday sale
Replies: 257
Views: 18272

Re: H&R Block 2018 Tax Software Deluxe $18.00 - Black Friday sale

I merged FireAway's thread into the on-going discussion.
by LadyGeek
Fri Nov 23, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: H&R Block 2018 Tax Software Deluxe $18.00 - Black Friday sale
Replies: 257
Views: 18272

Re: H&R Block 2018 Tax Software Deluxe $18.00 - Black Friday sale

The h&r block website has a link for the supported forms in the deluxe edition: https://www.hrblock.com/tax-software/updates-back-editions/federal-forms-available.html --vtMaps That replaces the "coming soon" notice I saw a few days ago. The state forms are still at "2018 Coming Soon". State Tax Fo...
by LadyGeek
Fri Nov 23, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: H&R Block 2018 Tax Software Deluxe $18.00 - Black Friday sale
Replies: 257
Views: 18272

Re: H&R Block 2018 Tax Software Deluxe $18.00 - Black Friday sale

...There's a bit of history about why the online and download Deluxe versions of TurboTax don't match, and perhaps H&R Block does the same. The year TurboTax tried to remove Schedule D from the download Deluxe version (to make it match the online version) is the year I switched to H&R Block. You ca...
by LadyGeek
Fri Nov 23, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Electrical Engineering move to consultant?
Replies: 16
Views: 2091

Re: Electrical Engineering move to consultant?

A general scope can actually be good, ie, it might not be a great idea to quit and pursue a certain specialization. Specialization in engineering can either be very good or it can get your trapped, particularly if you're extremely specialized. I was extremely specialized and when I was no longer in...
by LadyGeek
Fri Nov 23, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: H&R Block 2018 Tax Software Deluxe $18.00 - Black Friday sale
Replies: 257
Views: 18272

Re: H&R Block 2018 Tax Software Deluxe $18.00 - Black Friday sale

^^^ I have revised my previous post to add H&R Block's license agreement. The software is for personal use only and only on one computer.
by LadyGeek
Fri Nov 23, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Networth to buy a dual turboprop aircraft?
Replies: 72
Views: 9139

Re: Networth to buy a dual turboprop aircraft?

masonstone - Has your question been answered? If not, please supply the additional information as requested. What about this instead? https://www.costco.com/Wheels-Up-Membership-$3,500-Costco-Cash-Card-$5,000-Flight-Credit.product.100454512.html You never know what you will find at Costco. :idea: :)
by LadyGeek
Fri Nov 23, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Considering buying a dirt bike
Replies: 29
Views: 3389

Re: Considering buying a dirt bike

Sandtrap - FYI - You bumped a 2015 thread.
by LadyGeek
Fri Nov 23, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: H&R Block 2018 Tax Software Deluxe $18.00 - Black Friday sale
Replies: 257
Views: 18272

Re: H&R Block 2018 Tax Software Deluxe $18.00 - Black Friday sale

I merged Watty's thread into here. As the OP, I retitled this thread to match.
by LadyGeek
Fri Nov 23, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: H&R Block 2018 Tax Software Deluxe $18.00 - Black Friday sale
Replies: 257
Views: 18272

Re: H&R Block 2018 Tax Software Deluxe Federal + State $29.95

Question: I usually share the CD with 4 friends so we don't waste the 5 e-files, with the $18 Amazon PC download copy, can my friends download it without access to my Amazon account or my Amazon software library? In other words, is there a link that I can email them to download the software, which ...
by LadyGeek
Fri Nov 23, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: The psychology of withdrawing from your portfolio
Replies: 58
Views: 5859

Re: The psychology of withdrawing from your portfolio

This thread is now in the Personal Finance (Not Investing) forum (behavioral finance).
by LadyGeek
Fri Nov 23, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Anything I should be wary of when buying cell phone from app?
Replies: 8
Views: 457

Re: Anything I should be wary of when buying cell phone from app?

Here you go: It's really easy to check if you're buying a stolen phone - The Verge

Ask the seller for the phone's IMEI, MEID, or ESN number.

A direct link: Stolen Phone Checker

(I fixed the spelling in the thread title "weary of" to "wary of".)
by LadyGeek
Fri Nov 23, 2018 10:10 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Black Friday 2018
Replies: 123
Views: 15018

Re: Black Friday 2018

H&R Block tax software is on sale at Amazon. Amazon.com: H&R Block Tax Software Deluxe + State 2018 with 5% Refund Bonus Offer ($18.00)

Based on past experience, this is the lowest price you can find. Further discussion is at: H&R Block 2018 Tax Software Deluxe Federal + State $29.95
by LadyGeek
Fri Nov 23, 2018 9:54 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: H&R Block 2018 Tax Software Deluxe $18.00 - Black Friday sale
Replies: 257
Views: 18272

Re: H&R Block 2018 Tax Software Deluxe Federal + State $29.95

I just did the Amazon download for Mac. A couple of things - when I double-clicked on the download there was a brief error message that implied it couldn't be opened but it seemed to ignore that and mounted the disk image anyhow. Also, when you start the program, the registration window asks for an...
by LadyGeek
Fri Nov 23, 2018 12:15 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: H&R Block 2018 Tax Software Deluxe $18.00 - Black Friday sale
Replies: 257
Views: 18272

Re: H&R Block 2018 Tax Software Deluxe Federal + State $29.95

I don't see any black Friday special on Amazon.com. So far, it's still $31.50. H&R Block Tax Software Deluxe + State 2018
by LadyGeek
Thu Nov 22, 2018 11:59 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Bogle the Mind's IPS (draft) [Investment Policy Statement]
Replies: 19
Views: 2159

Re: Bogle the Mind's IPS (draft) [Investment Policy Statement]

I retitled the thread to help with the acronym: Investment policy statement Your long-term plan to live outside the US (UK or Germany) may trigger an unexpected surprise in regards to your retirement accounts. First, Vanguard will not do business with anyone who is a resident outside the US. "Her" 4...
by LadyGeek
Thu Nov 22, 2018 11:41 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: How do tax brackets work?
Replies: 37
Views: 5597

Re: How do tax brackets work?

Lady Geek wrote: The concept of paying tax on each additional dollar of income is explained in gory detail in the wiki: Marginal tax rate Ouch! It hurts to even think about it! The tax brackets listed are for "taxable income." The example given is very straightforward if one is talking about earned...
by LadyGeek
Thu Nov 22, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: OptionSellers.com FAQ “Have I lost all the money in my account, then?” “Yes.” You also have a negative balance
Replies: 23
Views: 2661

Re: OptionSellers.com FAQ “Have I lost all the money in my account, then?” “Yes.” You also have a negative balance

This thread has run its course and is locked (other people). See: Non-actionable (Trolling) Topics If readers can't do anything with the content of a topic other than argue about it, it does not belong here. Examples include: US or world economic, political, tax, health care and climate policies co...
by LadyGeek
Thu Nov 22, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Happy Thanksgiving to all
Replies: 19
Views: 1003

Re: Happy Thanksgiving to all

Mel Lindauer wrote:
Thu Nov 22, 2018 8:18 pm
It was a post just like this that I made on the old Morningstar forum on Thanksgiving Day,1999 that led to the Bogleheads Conferences.
The full details are in the wiki: A Thanksgiving to Remember
by LadyGeek
Thu Nov 22, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: How do tax brackets work?
Replies: 37
Views: 5597

Re: How do tax brackets work?

I fixed the spelling in the thread title "How to" to "How do". Here's an explanation: 2018 Tax Brackets: How They Work, Examples, & Myths from taxact,com. Look at the example under "How tax brackets work". The concept of paying tax on each additional dollar of income is explained in gory detail in t...
by LadyGeek
Thu Nov 22, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Inflation
Replies: 27
Views: 2689

Re: Inflation

This thread has run its course and is locked (economic policy). See: Non-actionable (Trolling) Topics If readers can't do anything with the content of a topic other than argue about it, it does not belong here. Examples include: US or world economic, political, tax, health care and climate policies...
by LadyGeek
Thu Nov 22, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Electrical Engineering move to consultant?
Replies: 16
Views: 2091

Re: Electrical Engineering move to consultant?

This thread is now in the Personal Finance (Not Investing) forum (career guidance).
by LadyGeek
Thu Nov 22, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Happy Thanksgiving to all
Replies: 19
Views: 1003

Re: Happy Thanksgiving to all

tennisplyr, sorry for your loss.

This thread is now in the Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community forum (Bogleheads).

A very Happy Thanksgiving to everyone.
by LadyGeek
Thu Nov 22, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Tiny Baby Spiders on my Toaster
Replies: 40
Views: 3043

Re: Tiny Baby Spiders on my Toaster

Is this getting closer? Spider ID? Tiny bright yellow little thing found in water park in Miami, Florida. : spiders (Misumena Vatia aka Goldenrod Crab Spider)

I'd post the image directly, but ResearchMed may not appreciate it. :)
by LadyGeek
Thu Nov 22, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Tiny Baby Spiders on my Toaster
Replies: 40
Views: 3043

Re: Tiny Baby Spiders on my Toaster

Teague - :beer google "yellow Araneus diadematus", check out the photos, and report back. No, these babies didn't have any black spot. Purely a translucent yellow-orange. JW How about a baby Yellow Sac Spider ? The adult size is 5mm to 10mm (0.20in to 0.39in), the spiderlings should be a lot smaller...
by LadyGeek
Thu Nov 22, 2018 9:54 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Better investments than the stock market?
Replies: 24
Views: 3888

Re: Better investments than the stock market?

This thread is now in the Investing - Theory, News & General forum (general question).
by LadyGeek
Thu Nov 22, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: How much international stock? A suggestion.
Replies: 754
Views: 98670

Re: How much international stock? A suggestion.

I removed some off-topic comments and a reply. This is a "no politics" forum, regardless of country. As a reminder, see: Politics and Religion In order to avoid the inevitable frictions that arise from these topics, political or religious posts and comments are prohibited. The only exceptions to th...
by LadyGeek
Thu Nov 22, 2018 9:15 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: [The Economist: Should investors diversify away from America?]
Replies: 24
Views: 3831

Re: [The Economist: Should investors diversify away from America?]

This thread has run its course and is locked (derailed to discuss the publication). Also note this is a "no politics" forum, regardless of country. As a reminder, see: Politics and Religion In order to avoid the inevitable frictions that arise from these topics, political or religious posts and com...
by LadyGeek
Wed Nov 21, 2018 11:36 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: HSA contribution limit question
Replies: 11
Views: 1478

Re: HSA contribution limit question

The wiki has some background info: Health savings account If you were enrolled for part of a year, Publication 969 | Internal Revenue Service has a slew of rules to determine contribution limits. Search for "Limit on Contributions" I'm not an expert, but I think this section applies to the OP. If yo...
by LadyGeek
Wed Nov 21, 2018 11:21 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: predatory lending
Replies: 11
Views: 1955

Re: predatory lending

This thread has run its course and is locked (not personal nor actionable). General comment threads are off topic in the forums with "Personal" in the title. See: A reminder that non-investing general comment threads are OT - It must be personal . In other words, you must be asking about your own s...
by LadyGeek
Wed Nov 21, 2018 11:09 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Utah Gasoline Octane Ratings Deleted
Replies: 9
Views: 1141

Re: Utah Gasoline Octane Ratings Deleted

The OP has removed the post content.

(Thread locked to end discussion.)
by LadyGeek
Wed Nov 21, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: [The Economist: Should investors diversify away from America?]
Replies: 24
Views: 3831

Re: [The Economist: Should investors diversify away from America?]

^^^ Thanks.

If anyone has a question on a post which may have disappeared, please PM me (or another moderator) directly. Further discussion is off-topic, see: Member Rights in a Dispute , second paragraph.
by LadyGeek
Wed Nov 21, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: [The Economist: Should investors diversify away from America?]
Replies: 24
Views: 3831

Re: [The Economist: Should investors diversify away from America?]

I removed an off-topic post and several replies, continuity is lost. As a reminder, see: Non-actionable (Trolling) Topics If readers can't do anything with the content of a topic other than argue about it, it does not belong here. Examples include: US or world economic, political, tax, health care ...
by LadyGeek
Wed Nov 21, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: How much international stock? A suggestion.
Replies: 754
Views: 98670

Re: How much international stock? A suggestion.

I removed a number of off-topic posts and replies. The discussion was derailed. As a reminder, see: General Etiquette This is a moderated forum. We expect this forum to be a place where people can feel comfortable asking questions and where debates and discussions are conducted in civil tones. Disc...
by LadyGeek
Wed Nov 21, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Why do people think CD rates will keep going up?
Replies: 57
Views: 7798

Re: Why do people think CD rates will keep going up?

I removed an interchange that was derailing the discussion.

Please stay on-topic.


(I also removed a duplicate post.)
by LadyGeek
Wed Nov 21, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: My 2017 CRV is a victim of the dreaded oil gas-dilution issue
Replies: 711
Views: 105868

Re: My 2017 CRV is a victim of the dreaded oil gas-dilution issue

Not ALL CRV owners have this problem.....I have a 2017 Touring with 19K miles with no problem....I check the oil level at each fill up.... I am in the Philadelphia area. Now that made this statement let's hope it does not start :annoyed I'm in the Philadelphia area and have a 2012 CR-V with 86k mil...
by LadyGeek
Tue Nov 20, 2018 11:25 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Regulators are investigating whether Bitcoin was propped up illegally
Replies: 30
Views: 2030

Re: Regulators are investigating whether Bitcoin was propped up illegally

The discussion is starting to derail. This thread has run its course and is locked (crimes). See: Non-actionable (Trolling) Topics If readers can't do anything with the content of a topic other than argue about it, it does not belong here. Examples include: US or world economic, political, tax, hea...
by LadyGeek
Tue Nov 20, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: [The Economist: Should investors diversify away from America?]
Replies: 24
Views: 3831

Re: [The Economist: Should investors diversify away from America?]

I retitled the thread for clarity.

Please stay focused on the investing aspects.
by LadyGeek
Mon Nov 19, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Vanguard lowering Admiral level to $3,000?
Replies: 224
Views: 17121

Re: Vanguard lowering Admiral level to $3,000?

I merged alpaca1's, harvestbook's and DartThrower's threads together, which is a similar discussion. The combined thread is in the Investing - Theory, News & General forum. The software sorts by time, DartThrower is listed first.

Also, I merged new member Flbogle99's post into here. Welcome!
by LadyGeek
Mon Nov 19, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Projecting 2018 Taxes
Replies: 8
Views: 1290

Re: Projecting 2018 Taxes

This thread is now in the Personal Finance (Not Investing) forum (taxes).

fuzzyllama, Welcome!