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by LadyGeek
Thu Nov 29, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: [What TV Show Have You Recently Watched?]
Replies: 965
Views: 104393

Re: [What TV Show Have You Recently Watched?]

I just finished Season 3 of Fargo on Hulu. - Season 1 was very good and I was glad I started a subscription to Hulu. - Season 2 was still good, but not as good as Season 1. - Season 3 made me regret watching the show. It seemed to be more of an artistic impression / satire presentation than an engro...
by LadyGeek
Thu Nov 29, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Bogle Sounds a Warning on Index Funds
Replies: 103
Views: 17798

Re: Bogle Sounds a Warning on Index Funds

I merged GoPackGo's thread into the on-going discussion.

I also removed a post which linked to a website that reproduced the article in its entirety. This is a violation of the WSJ Subscriber Agreement.
by LadyGeek
Thu Nov 29, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Advice On Job Offer
Replies: 12
Views: 1239

Re: Advice On Job Offer

This thread is now in the Personal Finance (Not Investing) forum (career guidance).
by LadyGeek
Thu Nov 29, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Employeer taking vacation days on public holidays - is this legal or normal?
Replies: 99
Views: 7393

Re: Employeer taking vacation days on public holidays - is this legal or normal?

This thread has run its course and is locked (topic exhausted). See: Locked Topics Moderators or site admins may lock a topic (set it so no more replies may be added) when a violation of posting policy has occurred. Occasionally, even if there are no overt violations of posting policy, a topic (or ...
by LadyGeek
Thu Nov 29, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Mortgage/Debt to Income Issues due to Car Loan
Replies: 20
Views: 1091

Re: Mortgage/Debt to Income Issues due to Car Loan

This thread is now in the Personal Finance (Not Investing) forum (managing debt / income ratio).
by LadyGeek
Thu Nov 29, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: How to place windfall into stocks
Replies: 6
Views: 1109

Re: How to place windfall into stocks

An off-topic post and reply have been removed. As a reminder, see: General Etiquette 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. ...At all times we must conduct ourselves in a respectful manner...
by LadyGeek
Wed Nov 28, 2018 11:17 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: How do tax brackets work?
Replies: 37
Views: 5596

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 ...
by LadyGeek
Wed Nov 28, 2018 11:14 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Wiki - Progressive tax
Replies: 25
Views: 2026

Wiki - Progressive tax

As requested in: Subject: 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 addition...
by LadyGeek
Wed Nov 28, 2018 10:48 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Newsletter recommending inverse ETF for 2019
Replies: 16
Views: 880

Re: Newsletter recommending inverse ETF for 2019

The wiki has some background info: Inverse and leveraged ETFs Inverse and leveraged ETFs are not suitable for Boglehead-style (buy and hold) investing. In fact, they are not suitable for investing at all - only for short-term "trading" (speculation) which is clearly stated by the fund provider. Plea...
by LadyGeek
Wed Nov 28, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Trustee of inherited business
Replies: 62
Views: 2658

Re: Trustee of inherited business

Determined - In order to give appropriate advice, it's best to keep all the information in one spot. I merged your update back into the original thread, as both threads were receiving replies.
by LadyGeek
Wed Nov 28, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Do you need to invest mostly in stocks to get rich?
Replies: 178
Views: 16965

Re: Do you need to invest mostly in stocks to get rich?

I removed a number of off-topic posts, continuity is lost. This thread has run its course and is locked (derailed, contentious).
by LadyGeek
Wed Nov 28, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: PAS handling of non-VG investments?
Replies: 6
Views: 597

Re: PAS handling of non-VG investments?

friar1610 wrote:
Tue Nov 27, 2018 3:46 pm
Oops - I meant to post this on the Help With Personal Investments board. Would a moderator be kind enough to move it? Sorry and thanks.
FYI - This thread had been moved to the Investing - Help with Personal Investments forum yesterday (done by another moderator).
by LadyGeek
Wed Nov 28, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: Bogleheads.org main page time off by an hour
Replies: 7
Views: 767

Re: Bogleheads.org main page time off by an hour

The home page is working as it should, which is showing the time as US Central (no daylight savings correction). Although you may be logged into the forum, the home page does not correct for the time zone set in your User Control Panel. Perhaps the disparity started when the US east coast went off d...
by LadyGeek
Tue Nov 27, 2018 11:20 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: VITLX, VIIIX, VEMIX OH MY!?!
Replies: 3
Views: 441

Re: VITLX, VIIIX, VEMIX OH MY!?!

You're welcome. I have also corrected my post. :) May I suggest you reorganize your info and post your portfolio in this thread using the Asking Portfolio Questions format? It will make you think about the "big picture" while giving us the info we need to point you in the right direction. If you dec...
by LadyGeek
Tue Nov 27, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: VITLX, VIIIX, VEMIX OH MY!?!
Replies: 3
Views: 441

Re: VITXL, VIIIX, VEMIX OH MY!?!

Welcome! You have a creative thread title, but there's a typo in one of the ticker symbols. Would you mind editing your post to include the fund names with the ticker symbol? I think this is what you mean: - VITLX Vanguard Institutional Target Retirement 2045 Fund (VITLX) - VTSNX Vanguard Total Inte...
by LadyGeek
Tue Nov 27, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Should I Quit Bothering with Backdoor Roth and/or IRA?
Replies: 20
Views: 2532

Re: Should I Quit Bothering with Backdoor Roth and/or IRA?

InvisibleMan wrote:
Tue Nov 27, 2018 9:00 pm
Full disclosure: not my first post. I created a dummy account so I could protect some privacy while being transparent about account sizes. I hope that's OK.
Welcome! The OP has received permission from the moderators for a second account. See: Usernames (accounts), second paragraph.
by LadyGeek
Tue Nov 27, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: [What TV Show Have You Recently Watched?]
Replies: 965
Views: 104393

Re: [What TV Show Have You Recently Watched?]

Welcome! I moved your post from the movie thread into here, which is for TV series.

I also watched Stranger Things, I liked it.
by LadyGeek
Tue Nov 27, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: Searching for threads that link to a certain thread
Replies: 6
Views: 353

Re: Searching for threads that link to a certain thread

You can also find the links using the built-in forum search, which is the "gear" icon to the right of the forum's google search box. See: Bogleheads.org - Search Enter the topic ID (the meaning of the "t" in the URL) in the "Search for keywords:" box, e.g. 88005. Tip: To get the entire post content ...
by LadyGeek
Tue Nov 27, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Vanguard lowering Admiral level to $3,000?
Replies: 224
Views: 17101

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

zrzhu111 - I merged your post into the on-going discussion. The combined thread is in the Investing - Theory, News & General forum.
by LadyGeek
Mon Nov 26, 2018 11:38 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Employer switching 401k provider,how to plea for in-service rollover
Replies: 17
Views: 1490

Re: Employer switching 401k provider,how to plea for in-service rollover

This thread is now in the Personal Finance (Not Investing) forum (employer plan change request). I believe you want the in-service distribution in order to be able to do an After-tax 401(k) , a.k.a. Mega Backdoor Roth IRA. I have this provision in my employer's 401(k) plan, which is worded as an "in...
by LadyGeek
Mon Nov 26, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: How Long / Hard To Become a Millionaire on Under $100k Income
Replies: 133
Views: 12287

Re: How Long / Hard To Become a Millionaire on Under $100k Income

I removed some off-topic posts. This thread has run its course and is locked (derailed, contentious). See: Locked Topics Moderators or site admins may lock a topic (set it so no more replies may be added) when a violation of posting policy has occurred. Occasionally, even if there are no overt viol...
by LadyGeek
Mon Nov 26, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Savings for the kids (formerly UK residents, now in the US)
Replies: 4
Views: 337

Re: Savings for the kids

Welcome! If you have "moved to the US", what is your home country? Your post suggests that you / your wife are UK citizens. Taxation is a very large part of your investment decisions, especially if you will relocate outside the US. I recommend you change the thread title to indicate your home countr...
by LadyGeek
Mon Nov 26, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Portfolio Allocation for Young Investor
Replies: 5
Views: 600

Re: Portfolio Allocation for Young Investor

xnyjets80x, Welcome! In order to give appropriate advice, it's best to keep all the information in one spot. I merged your 2nd question back into the first. What you have so far is a bit confusing. Let's get organized. May I suggest you post your portfolio info in this thread using the Asking Portfo...
by LadyGeek
Mon Nov 26, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Rumor mill - Fidelity starting individual HSA's Nov. 15th
Replies: 640
Views: 44239

Re: Rumor mill - Fidelity starting individual HSA's Nov. 15th

I realize that at this early stage, this might be inside baseball at BH, but I wonder just how many people are going to request rollovers from the various HSA providers to Fidelity. I will. Until now, I've always had a Flexible spending arrangement . Starting in 2019, I'll be on an HDHP and will st...
by LadyGeek
Mon Nov 26, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: ride-sharing - just saying... [Check your insurance policy]
Replies: 20
Views: 2729

Re: ride-sharing - just saying... [Check your insurance policy]

I retitled the thread for clarity.

To keep this actionable, please discuss how this applies to your own situation.
by LadyGeek
Mon Nov 26, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: GM Fueled Recession
Replies: 12
Views: 1631

Re: GM Fueled Recession

This thread has run its course and is locked (not actionable). 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
Mon Nov 26, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Borrowers Are Tapping Their Homes for Cash, Even as Rates Rise
Replies: 14
Views: 2522

Re: Borrowers Are Tapping Their Homes for Cash, Even as Rates Rise

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
Mon Nov 26, 2018 9:24 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: SS and WEP [Social Security and Windfall Elimination Provision]
Replies: 15
Views: 1039

Re: SS and WEP [Social Security and Windfall Elimination Provision]

I removed some off-topic comments conjecturing on possible changes to WEP, which is a political process (proposed legislation). As a reminder, this is a "no politics" forum. See: Politics and Religion In order to avoid the inevitable frictions that arise from these topics, political or religious po...
by LadyGeek
Sun Nov 25, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: Forum software upgrade bug reports and change requests
Replies: 464
Views: 101777

Re: Forum software upgrade bug reports and change requests

^^^ It's fixed.

The forum software has been updated to phpBB version 3.2.4, which is a maintenance and security release.
by LadyGeek
Sun Nov 25, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: SITE OFFLINE (Nov 25) Sunday, 5:00 PM Eastern (22:00 UTC) - software upgrade
Replies: 21
Views: 1556

Re: SITE OFFLINE Sunday, 5:00 PM Eastern (22:00 UTC) - software upgrade

We're back, the forum software (phpBB) is now at version 3.2.4.
by LadyGeek
Sun Nov 25, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: SITE OFFLINE (Nov 25) Sunday, 5:00 PM Eastern (22:00 UTC) - software upgrade
Replies: 21
Views: 1556

Re: SITE OFFLINE Sunday, 5:00 PM Eastern (22:00 UTC) - software upgrade

I'm not sure why you're getting a "site not found" screen which disappears upon refresh. Perhaps your browser's cache needs to be cleared?

Final bump for visibility.
by LadyGeek
Sun Nov 25, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Aging Parent's deteriorating home
Replies: 30
Views: 3832

Re: Aging Parent's deteriorating home

To keep this actionable, the OP is looking for suggestions to fix his parents' home. We have a few, so far.
by LadyGeek
Sun Nov 25, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 3881
Views: 1085570

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

^^^ I can see that. As a strong hint, Amazon was charging for the first movie (2012), but the second one was free on Amazon Prime.
by LadyGeek
Sun Nov 25, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 3881
Views: 1085570

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Sorry, I've never read the books and can't give an opinion.
by LadyGeek
Sun Nov 25, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 3881
Views: 1085570

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back, on Amazon prime. Lots of action, a few car chase scenes, a lot of running on foot. It's a nice change of pace, I liked it.
by LadyGeek
Sun Nov 25, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Vanguard won't complete a transfer What do i do?
Replies: 28
Views: 5858

Re: Vanguard won't complete a transfer What do i do?

New member 123wronged has a question which I've moved into a stand-alone post. See: [Moved to Europe, Vanguard won't complete fund transfer]
by LadyGeek
Sun Nov 25, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: SITE OFFLINE (Nov 25) Sunday, 5:00 PM Eastern (22:00 UTC) - software upgrade
Replies: 21
Views: 1556

Re: SITE OFFLINE Sunday, 5:00 PM Eastern (22:00 UTC) - software upgrade

Thanks. For those composing long posts, it's good practice to save your work in a separate text editor (notepad.exe on Windows). Not just for the site going offline, but to avoid losing your work if you accidentally close your browser. An additional tip: Your browser saves what you type. If you hit ...
by LadyGeek
Sun Nov 25, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: ignore
Replies: 8
Views: 1545

Re: ignore

The OP has removed the post content, further discussion is not productive.

(Thread locked to end discussion.)
by LadyGeek
Sun Nov 25, 2018 11:06 am
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: SITE OFFLINE (Nov 25) Sunday, 5:00 PM Eastern (22:00 UTC) - software upgrade
Replies: 21
Views: 1556

SITE OFFLINE (Nov 25) Sunday, 5:00 PM Eastern (22:00 UTC) - software upgrade

[The forum software has been upgraded on November 25. Due to recent posts (below), I have retitled the thread. --LadyGeek] The site will be offline today to update the forum software. This is a security upgrade and should be done as soon as possible. I expect the update to take less than 1 hour. (T...
by LadyGeek
Sun Nov 25, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: How much international stock? A suggestion.
Replies: 754
Views: 98491

Re: How much international stock? A suggestion.

^^^ 2 posts up. staycalm, Welcome! I moved your post into the on-going discussion.
by LadyGeek
Sun Nov 25, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Networth to buy a dual turboprop aircraft?
Replies: 72
Views: 9137

Re: Networth to buy a dual turboprop aircraft?

The number is about right. Here's some info: Cost to Own a Vehicle Archives - AAA NewsRoom.

The cost includes depreciation, a significant factor. OTOH, I don't see the cost of insurance listed.
by LadyGeek
Sat Nov 24, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: How to invest for the long haul with black swans on the horizon
Replies: 14
Views: 1538

Re: How to invest for the long haul with black swans on the horizon

I removed an off-topic post. This thread has run its course and is locked (climate 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, heal...
by LadyGeek
Sat Nov 24, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: [USPS.com security weakness exposed account data]
Replies: 12
Views: 1267

Re: [USPS.com security weakness exposed account data]

^^^ I agree on both posts. We also don't know if the original researcher had contacted the appropriate people in the first place, nor if he tried to contact USPS more than once.
by LadyGeek
Sat Nov 24, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: [USPS.com security weakness exposed account data]
Replies: 12
Views: 1267

Re: [USPS.com security weakness exposed account data]

I retitled the thread to clarify that the site was not hacked - no one intentionally broke into the site. It was an oversight that should have been fixed a long time ago.
by LadyGeek
Sat Nov 24, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: How much international stock? A suggestion.
Replies: 754
Views: 98491

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: 2822

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...