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by bawr
Thu Jan 24, 2013 6:23 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Personal Finance Software for Mac?
Replies: 11
Views: 1962

Re: Personal Finance Software for Mac?

GnuCash runs on Mac OS X and is free.
by bawr
Thu Jan 24, 2013 6:20 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Anybody here go all-Linux for personal computing?
Replies: 83
Views: 6271

Re: Anybody here go all-Linux for personal computing?

Ubuntu since last 3-4 yrs on personal computer. No issues. Except for some company VPN software (eg. Cisco) does not have compatible Linux version & no netflix. My work laptop needs Windows The old IPSec-only Cisco VPN Client, which has now been discontinued for all platforms, is still available fo...
by bawr
Thu Jan 24, 2013 6:15 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Anybody here go all-Linux for personal computing?
Replies: 83
Views: 6271

Re: Anybody here go all-Linux for personal computing?

I went all-Unix for personal computing in the very early '90s. This was before Linux, when the state of WYSIWYG word processing (for example) on Unix was really dismal. There were some very nice WYSIWYG word processors for NEXTSTEP (the precursor to Mac OS X) in those days, which were arguably supe...
by bawr
Tue Oct 16, 2012 8:51 pm
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: *Sorry for asking* Is this forum biased?
Replies: 100
Views: 10186

Re: *Sorry for asking* Is this forum biased?

I find most members of this forum to be quite dogmatic and ignorant when it comes to investing. It is a great site for consumer advice though. Yes we are biased. We think you should invest based on the only system based on science. Dave How do you propose to do this, given that there exists no valid...
by bawr
Sat Mar 24, 2012 3:33 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Apple Stock
Replies: 54
Views: 5475

Re: Apple Stock

Since I bought Apple at $6.75 (split adjusted), it is up 87-fold and is now 83% of my portfolio. This doesn't worry me much.
by bawr
Sat Dec 10, 2011 6:30 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Where do you buy your stocks?
Replies: 25
Views: 1608

Re: Where do you buy your stocks?

Fidelity is somewhat better than Vanguard for stocks. For international and more sophisticated trading, Interactive Brokers is by far the best.
by bawr
Thu May 19, 2011 9:24 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: is there a legal way for US citizen to open foreign account?
Replies: 59
Views: 12645

I had a small Swiss franc savings account at UBS, which I reported to the IRS. UBS unilaterally closed it a couple of years ago saying that they didn't do business with Americans any more. I had a similar experience. I opened a US dollar current account with UBS's main Z├╝rich branch in the early '9...