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by camper
Wed Jun 03, 2009 9:06 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Thoughts on Best Flat Screen T.V.?
Replies: 54
Views: 9803

I have a 50" plasma made by Panasonic. I love it. I recently won a 42" Panasonic plasma from a radio show. Make sure you get 1080p.
by camper
Mon Jun 01, 2009 10:46 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Car battery recommendations/slow power windows?
Replies: 35
Views: 9894

I used to buy the cheap ones and I got what I paid for. The Tucson heat is murder on car batteries. I buy the optima Costco batteries. They are expensive. I have yet had to replace one. Mine has been in the truck for 3.5 years and the wife's car just over 2. Tucson police dept. uses them also.
by camper
Sun May 31, 2009 12:56 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: NBA Finals
Replies: 52
Views: 8282

Lakers in 5. No competition in the east beside the Cavs. Lakers had to play a tough team in each round. Battle tested.
by camper
Sun May 31, 2009 12:53 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: FKCGX - Hold or sell?
Replies: 12
Views: 2156

Buying an ETF you pay commission everytime you time you buy. Buy the mutual fund and its free assuming through vanguard.
by camper
Wed May 13, 2009 9:26 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Fidelity's 2% cash back American Express Card
Replies: 9
Views: 3725

I have the AMEX linked to my kids 529 plan at Fidelity. I haven't had any problems with it. Every once in a while I need to pull out my VISA because someone doesn't take AMEX.
by camper
Sun May 10, 2009 12:34 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Credit card recommendations
Replies: 37
Views: 109606

I use my AMEX which is linked to my kid's 529 plan. 2% rewards every quarter.
by camper
Thu May 07, 2009 11:50 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Manny Ramirez
Replies: 44
Views: 6842

Manny Ramirez

What are your thoughts on the latest performance enhancement allegations?
Man Ram has been suspended for 50 games. I really don't like the guy, but the guy can hit.
My question is if you are a fringe major league baseball player, would you use PED to get the big contract and fame?
by camper
Tue Apr 21, 2009 9:13 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: vanguard question
Replies: 6
Views: 1924

vanguard question

My wife and I both have roth ira's at vanguard. We also have a joint money market account at vanguard. The money market account can be viewed when I log on to my account. How do I get her roth to be viewable when I log in? I was poking around and saw an agent authorization form that might do the tri...
by camper
Mon Mar 16, 2009 12:21 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: NCAA Champion...One guess only
Replies: 80
Views: 10084

gkaplan wrote:Stanford
Stanford isn't in the tourney.

Memphis Tigers
by camper
Thu Feb 19, 2009 12:14 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: freddie/fannie
Replies: 0
Views: 577

freddie/fannie

How would one know if ones mortgage is backed by freddie or frannie?
by camper
Sun Feb 15, 2009 2:24 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: upromise.com
Replies: 21
Views: 7512

I have an AMEX linked to my 529 through Fidelity (AZ 529) that is going from 1.5% to 2% shortly.
I have a upromise account and only earned $0.18 in a year and a half. I only had my grocery store card linked to it. I just linked my cc to it so hopefully I see some improvement.
by camper
Thu Feb 12, 2009 12:00 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: [poll] What % of your portfolio is in bonds/fixed income?
Replies: 48
Views: 9514

Currently only about 10%. I am 28 years old and okay with being aggressive.
by camper
Tue Feb 10, 2009 1:00 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: [poll] How many miles does your car have on it?
Replies: 72
Views: 12620

2006 Chevy Silverado 31000 miles
the wife 1993 Dodge Dynasty 52,000 miles and the mileage is correct!
by camper
Mon Feb 09, 2009 1:25 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What's your Favorite Beer and Favorite Cocktail?
Replies: 97
Views: 15503

Fat Tire is great!
by camper
Wed Feb 04, 2009 10:45 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: [poll] How old is your car?
Replies: 98
Views: 15138

2006 Chevy Silverado 31000 miles
the wife 1993 Dodge Dynasty 52,000 miles and the mileage is correct!
by camper
Fri Jan 23, 2009 7:56 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Superbowl 43
Replies: 68
Views: 9637

As much as I would like to see the Cardinals to win, I look at the schedule difficulty for both teams...Steelers had a very difficult schedule and still won the division. Cards played a bunch of chumps in division.
Steelers 26
Cards 20
by camper
Thu Jan 22, 2009 2:55 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: advise for my Dad
Replies: 6
Views: 1653

an update...I decided to take a visit to see him. He has lost 17% since inception. 55% from the high. They have him fully invested in a large cap composite. He does not feel comfortable with having his money in anything to do with AIG which SunAmerica is. His tolerance for risk is minimal. He seems ...
by camper
Wed Jan 21, 2009 12:14 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: advise for my Dad
Replies: 6
Views: 1653

advise for my Dad

Thanks in advance for any advice/comments. My Dad is in his early 50's and is going to be relying heavily on his gov't pension for retirement. He recently came to me for advice on a SunAmerica variable annuity IRA. I really don't know anything about annuities. He is unhappy with its performance. It ...
by camper
Wed Jan 21, 2009 11:53 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: List your Various IRA/401k Custodians
Replies: 26
Views: 4600

Roth: Vanguard and Fidelity
403b/401a: Diversified
457: ICMA-RC
529: Fidelity
Emergency funds: FNBO
by camper
Tue Jan 20, 2009 12:16 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Sports event...which would you choose?
Replies: 51
Views: 6018

NCAA mens championship game. I love college basketball. I live in Tucson...Home of the Arizona Wildcats! By the way, we need a good coach, do you know of any?
by camper
Mon Jan 12, 2009 12:13 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Best Banks for Kids?
Replies: 14
Views: 6190

Go with a credit union. My parents set up an account for my son at the bank they use and they were charging the account inactivity fees. We pulled the money out. So watch for inactivity fees.
by camper
Wed Jan 07, 2009 12:27 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Heartbreak at Vanguard
Replies: 18
Views: 5608

I know that "law" all to well. Mr. Murphy's Law
by camper
Tue Jan 06, 2009 12:58 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Why isnt everyone indexing at Vanguard?
Replies: 41
Views: 7843

As a new boglehead, I can speak from experience on this. Most people do not understand how the fees work. I didn't. If the fee didn't come directly out of my account, how did it cost me anything? Reading a few books recommended on this site, I finally understood. The majority also listen to financia...
by camper
Thu Jan 01, 2009 5:05 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: REGISTRATION FOR 2009 BOGLEHEADS CONTEST
Replies: 296
Views: 47746

Dec 31, 2009 S&P 500 1153
by camper
Thu Dec 25, 2008 5:35 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Getting ready to jump back in
Replies: 3
Views: 1391

Getting ready to jump back in

I have been sitting on the sideline in Van prime mm for a while now. I am itching to get back in. Before being in cash I was in actively managed funds. A friend of mine turned me on to this site and I have read a few books on index investing. I am now convinced that this will be how I invest the maj...
by camper
Sun Dec 14, 2008 12:43 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Shopping for a Financial Advisor, should I consider this?
Replies: 42
Views: 6837

no doubt it is ameriprise.
by camper
Sat Dec 13, 2008 12:58 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Active Blend Funds
Replies: 14
Views: 2476

unfortunately I had a portion of my Roth in Asset Allocation...BOO
by camper
Wed Dec 10, 2008 2:36 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: help with NAV
Replies: 3
Views: 908

thanks for clearing that up!
by camper
Wed Dec 10, 2008 2:23 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: help with NAV
Replies: 3
Views: 908

help with NAV

I could use a little help with this.
Lets say I put an order in to buy 100 shares of VFINX at 2am est. Would I get the order filled at 12/9/08 NAV $82.31? Or would I get it filled at 12/10/08 NAV (at end of trading day)? Is there a cutoff time at midnight est?
by camper
Tue Dec 09, 2008 12:14 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Schwab credit card with 2% rebate
Replies: 33
Views: 6838

Thanks for that info...I have an AMEX through Fidelity linked to my son's 529.
by camper
Tue Dec 09, 2008 11:50 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: newbie question
Replies: 5
Views: 1086

Re: newbie question

Let's see . . . you're 27, married, full-time student, have a kid and mortgage . . . and folks on this board are recommending contributing everything upfront to a ROTH????? In my opinion since you are contemplating switching from only $150 a month in contributions to contributing at least $10,000 u...
by camper
Mon Dec 08, 2008 11:54 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: newbie question
Replies: 5
Views: 1086

newbie question

I am fairly new to this board. I find it very enjoyable to read and learn from the bogleheads. I have a question about investing in my Roth IRA. I have been contributing about $150 a month to my Roth at Vanguard for the last couple years. I know its not a lot, but in my circumstance it was all I cou...
by camper
Thu Dec 04, 2008 11:53 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Recommended savings accounts?
Replies: 35
Views: 6865

I like FNBO. Have had an account there for the last couple years.