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by LadyGeek
Mon Nov 02, 2020 7:33 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Spouse diagnosed w/ Cancer
Replies: 103
Views: 9983

Re: Spouse diagnosed w/ Cancer

^^^ That article is restricted to a subscription, but google is your friend. Here's a different article: Patients can read your clinical notes starting Nov. 2 The published regulation: Federal Register :: 21st Century Cures Act: Interoperability, Information Blocking, and the ONC Health IT Certifica...
by LadyGeek
Mon Nov 02, 2020 7:19 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Prescription as a Medical Order - expiration date?
Replies: 7
Views: 531

Re: Prescription as a Medical Order - expiration date?

This thread is now in the Personal Finance (Not Investing) (legal issue). The OP is not asking about pricing or billing concerns. This thread has run its course and is locked (legal issue without a financial component, not a Consumer Issue). See: Personal Finance This subforum is for personal financ...
by LadyGeek
Mon Nov 02, 2020 7:12 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Spouse diagnosed w/ Cancer
Replies: 103
Views: 9983

Re: Spouse diagnosed w/ Cancer

Sending you best wishes. As to the nurses not getting back to you promptly with test results, most of my blood tests and such are posted automatically to the lab's website. Of course, there is no guidance as to how to interpret them. Good point. Over the course of several months, my late husband ha...
by LadyGeek
Mon Nov 02, 2020 4:25 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Spouse diagnosed w/ Cancer
Replies: 103
Views: 9983

Re: Spouse diagnosed w/ Cancer

Besides financial input, we would welcome any and all tips in dealing with the medical establishment. So far doctors have been great, dealing insurance has been great. Getting appointments setup has been challenging and follow up on test results from the lower rung nurses is abysmal. We assume they...
by LadyGeek
Mon Nov 02, 2020 4:15 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Spouse diagnosed w/ Cancer
Replies: 103
Views: 9983

Re: Spouse diagnosed w/ Cancer

As noted earlier, please don't deep-dive into medical treatment discussions or prognoses. Let's leave that for the OP to discuss with the physicians. See: Medical Issues Questions on medical issues are beyond the scope of the forum. If you are looking for medical information online, I suggest you st...
by LadyGeek
Mon Nov 02, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Retiree Portfolio Model
Replies: 1026
Views: 323661

Re: Retiree Portfolio Model

There's an error in the Social Security historical COLA table. In 1983, Social Security switched COLA from July to January. The row is offset by 1 starting in 1983. 2012 has an incorrect entry. See: Cost-of-Living Adjustment (COLA) Information for 2021| SSA (Automatic Cost-Of-Living Adjustments rece...
by LadyGeek
Mon Nov 02, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: HOA stopping my rental
Replies: 80
Views: 8156

Re: HOA stopping my rental

I removed an off-topic post. As a reminder, see: General Etiquette
At all times we must conduct ourselves in a respectful manner to other posters. Attacks on individuals, insults, name calling, trolling, baiting or other attempts to sow dissension are not acceptable.
by LadyGeek
Mon Nov 02, 2020 12:11 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Retiree Portfolio Model
Replies: 1026
Views: 323661

Re: Retiree Portfolio Model

I'm now using the latest Version 20.3 (with the macro fix). All OK, but I wanted to point out a few observations when moving from 20.2 to 20.3: In the Setup sheet near the top ( Setup, Input Factors And Data), the comments have been updated. Specifically, "load entries" (N2) and Row 9 comm...
by LadyGeek
Mon Nov 02, 2020 11:10 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: [What TV Show Have You Recently Watched?]
Replies: 2349
Views: 242735

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

I'm near the end of Wentworth Season 4 and have been trying to watch 2 episodes / day. Due to available time, it's closer to 1 episode / day.

Character development, indeed. :wink:
by LadyGeek
Mon Nov 02, 2020 11:03 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Register NOW for these Bogleheads Speaker Series Events
Replies: 67
Views: 5196

Re: Register NOW for these Bogleheads Speaker Series Events

Do you still have the confirmation code page viewed in your browser? If not, try hitting the "back" button to get to the page. Double-check your email address on that page. I never got a confirmation email and then saw that I mistyped the email address. I cancelled my reservations and rere...
by LadyGeek
Sun Nov 01, 2020 9:58 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: 2021 tax increase?
Replies: 10
Views: 1405

Re: 2021 tax increase?

This thread has run its course and is locked (not a productive discussion). 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, ...
by LadyGeek
Sun Nov 01, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Vanguard Brokerage versus Mutual Fund Account Decision thread
Replies: 157
Views: 6194

Re: Vanguard Brokerage versus Mutual Fund Account Decision thread

The discussion is getting derailed on Bernie Madoff. Please stay on-topic, which is a decision between Vanguard brokerage and mutual fund accounts.
by LadyGeek
Sun Nov 01, 2020 8:58 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Can I afford luxury watch?
Replies: 87
Views: 3528

Re: Can I afford luxury watch?

I removed a contentious interchange. 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 to other ...
by LadyGeek
Sun Nov 01, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Coronavirus and the market
Replies: 4077
Views: 321230

Re: Coronavirus and the market

This is a "No politics" forum. I removed a post and reply conjecturing on market movement based on one or the other candidate winning. See: Politics and Religion In order to avoid the inevitable frictions that arise from these topics, political or religious posts and comments are prohibit...
by LadyGeek
Sun Nov 01, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: How to Play 5G
Replies: 8
Views: 787

Re: How to Play 5G

It's not the forum, but that the Bogleheads® investment philosophy doesn't ascribe to individual stocks as the major component of your retirement portfolio. May I suggest you post your portfolio information in this thread using the Asking Portfolio Questions format? It will make you think about the ...
by LadyGeek
Sun Nov 01, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: How to Play 5G
Replies: 8
Views: 787

Re: How to Play 5G

Welcome! This forum may not be the best place to ask your question.

We take a long-term buy and hold approach by investing in the entire market using low-cost index funds. We don't recommend individual stocks.

You can get started here: Getting started
by LadyGeek
Sun Nov 01, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Coronavirus and the market
Replies: 4077
Views: 321230

Re: Coronavirus and the market

I removed a post discussing the coronavirus. As a reminder, the main intent of the post must be on-topic, which is the market.

See: Please read before posting on coronavirus/COVID-19
by LadyGeek
Sun Nov 01, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: H&R Block 2020 software offer
Replies: 316
Views: 19957

Re: H&R Block 2020 software offer

The H&R Block website hasn't posted which Forms are included for each product (Coming soon...). - Dividends go on Schedule B. - Schedule D is used to report capital gains and losses. The Deluxe version should do both. Since the Basic version is for "Simple" taxes, maybe not. I can't te...
by LadyGeek
Sun Nov 01, 2020 8:59 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: I just bought a Peloton - Love it!
Replies: 92
Views: 7766

Re: I just bought a Peloton - Love it!

^^^ You can find recommendations in: Older Women Lifting Weights If you don't feel comfortable posting in that thread, then search the Consumer Issues forum (this one). There's a ton of info. Let's try and stick to the Peloton in this thread. (Including opposing points of view - ellipticals, etc...)
by LadyGeek
Sun Nov 01, 2020 7:28 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Bird watchers – what birds are you seeing?
Replies: 610
Views: 25631

Re: Bird watchers – what birds are you seeing?

Yesterday was the first hard freeze of the season, so I put out my suet feeder.

The first customer was a red belly woodpecker who proceeded to ignore the suet and eat from the seed feeder. A short while later, he figured it out and went for the suet.
by LadyGeek
Sun Nov 01, 2020 7:18 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 6035
Views: 1405030

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

District 9 on Blu-ray DVD, Rated R, 2009, directed by Peter Jackson. An alien race is forced to live in a slum outside Johannesburg. Social unrest, moral, and ethical issues combine in a sci-fi suspense action-thriller. I liked it.
by LadyGeek
Sat Oct 31, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: husband wants to move to HCOL state
Replies: 133
Views: 7105

Re: husband wants to move to HCOL state

This thread has run its course and is locked (topic exhausted, no progress in the discussion, relationship issue (off topic)). 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 i...
by LadyGeek
Sat Oct 31, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: A Scholar Finds Tulipmania Is Largely a Myth
Replies: 23
Views: 3763

Re: A Scholar Finds Tulipmania Is Largely a Myth

I removed some off-topic comments and one reply. 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 mann...
by LadyGeek
Sat Oct 31, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Why You Shouldn't Max Out Your 401(k) Article
Replies: 106
Views: 11324

Re: Why You Shouldn't Max Out Your 401(k) Article

Let's do this instead - I merged KingRiggs' thread into the ongoing discussion.

(Thanks to the member who reported the post. One of the reasons is "Duplicate thread".)
by LadyGeek
Sat Oct 31, 2020 1:40 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Manual Treadmill?
Replies: 7
Views: 768

Re: Manual Treadmill?

This thread is now in the Personal Consumer Issues forum (treadmill).
by LadyGeek
Sat Oct 31, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Vanguard Brokerage Account Misinformation Correction Thread
Replies: 40
Views: 2430

Re: Vanguard Brokerage Account Misinformation Correction Thread

This thread is now in the Investing - Theory, News & General forum (general discussion). SmileyFace has an ongoing discussion here: Vanguard Brokerage versus Mutual Fund Account Decision thread Someone in another thread suggested I start this topic. Vanguard is trying to encourage folks with Mut...
by LadyGeek
Sat Oct 31, 2020 1:37 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Vanguard Brokerage versus Mutual Fund Account Decision thread
Replies: 157
Views: 6194

Re: Vanguard Brokerage versus Mutual Fund Account Decision thread

This thread is now in the Investing - Theory, News & General forum (general discussion). Cheez-It Guy has an on-going discussion here: Vanguard Brokerage Account Misinformation Correction Thread After reading probably dozens of threads touching on some variant of the conversion from Vanguard Mut...
by LadyGeek
Sat Oct 31, 2020 9:54 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: I just bought a Peloton - Love it!
Replies: 92
Views: 7766

Re: I just bought a Peloton - Love it!

^^^ I fully agree, but the article gave this statement:
The Peloton bike is a high-impact exercise equipment and due to the knee jerk motions made as you pedal quickly especially while standing will irritate an injured or ailing knee.
Maybe they were being cautious.
by LadyGeek
Sat Oct 31, 2020 8:39 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Vanguard has issues with QCDs on 10/19/20
Replies: 19
Views: 1604

Re: Vanguard has issues with QCDs on 10/19/20

...I should destroy the check I have received. If everything goes as they indicated it would my problem will have been corrected and I am not looking for any response from the forum but thought I would post to alert others who may experience a similar situation. That's an excellent point that may n...
by LadyGeek
Sat Oct 31, 2020 8:33 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Vanguard has issues with QCDs on 10/19/20
Replies: 19
Views: 1604

Re: Vanguard has issues with QCDs on 10/19/20

I merged CABob's thread into the ongoing discussion. The combined thread is now in the Personal Finance (Not Investing) forum (QCD).

The wiki has some background info: Qualified charitable distributions
by LadyGeek
Sat Oct 31, 2020 8:04 am
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: BRK.A / VUG in second taxable account
Replies: 11
Views: 755

Re: BRK.A / VUG in second taxable account

...I am also concerned that in the future, capital gains could be taxed as income. (see Biden's proposals to this effect). Welcome! For the record, we don't permit discussion of future tax proposals (proposed legislation). This is a "no politics" forum. Speculation about future legislatio...
by LadyGeek
Sat Oct 31, 2020 7:34 am
Forum: Non-US Investing
Topic: UK tax resident investing for retirement in EU
Replies: 27
Views: 1895

Re: UK tax resident investing for retirement in EU

^^^ Message received, thank you! pierre.x.l - In order to give appropriate advice, it is best to have all the information in a single discussion. I have merged your threads. Members can notify the moderators by clicking / tapping on the ! button in the top-right corner of the post and explain what y...
by LadyGeek
Fri Oct 30, 2020 8:57 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: I just bought a Peloton - Love it!
Replies: 92
Views: 7766

Re: I just bought a Peloton - Love it!

The gyms I went to for a long time (years) had mainly Precor ellipticals and bikes and put in a few Pelotons when they got popular. I much preferred the Precors. They felt very sturdy and substantial and just had a great feel to them. The Precor flow was much more refined. The Pelotons just didn't ...
by LadyGeek
Fri Oct 30, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: Boglehead's financial page blocked by security check.
Replies: 5
Views: 490

Re: Boglehead's financial page blocked by security check.

To avoid a possibly malicious site, I broke the OP's link. You can see what it is, but can't click / tap on it.

Update: I also removed the link uBlock Origin referred to.
by LadyGeek
Fri Oct 30, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: I just bought a Peloton - Love it!
Replies: 92
Views: 7766

Re: I just bought a Peloton - Love it!

This thread is now in the Personal Consumer Issues forum (bike).

Some relevant threads to supplement your workout:

- Older Women Lifting Weights

- Pull-ups and Push-ups (bodyweight exercises)
by LadyGeek
Fri Oct 30, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: Boglehead's financial page blocked by security check.
Replies: 5
Views: 490

Re: Boglehead's financial page blocked by security check.

This thread is now in the Forum Issues and Administration forum (blog). That's the old WordPress.com link before we moved it to Bogleheads. It should have redirected to this site Financial Page – A Bogleheads® blog , but it's no longer doing so. Trust your ad blocker and don't bypass the block. The ...
by LadyGeek
Fri Oct 30, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Cliff Asness will be our next "Bogleheads on Investing" podcast guest [Questions for]
Replies: 70
Views: 5989

Re: Cliff Asness will be our next "Bogleheads on Investing" podcast guest [Questions for]

I retitled the thread for clarity. This thread is locked to redirect the discussion. See: Cliff Asness of AQR is our guest on Bogleheads on Investing! Tip: Reporting the post using the ! in the top-right corner of the post will get our attention sooner. One of the reasons is "Duplicate thread.&...
by LadyGeek
Fri Oct 30, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Register NOW for these Bogleheads Speaker Series Events
Replies: 67
Views: 5196

Re: Register NOW for these Bogleheads Speaker Series Events

^^^ I accessed the event from Linux, no issues. The only time an OS matters is when you install an app. Without an app, the event video and audio is managed by your web browser which works in any OS - including Apple. You have the opportunity to ask a question as part of your registration form. The ...
by LadyGeek
Fri Oct 30, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Register NOW for these Bogleheads Speaker Series Events
Replies: 67
Views: 5196

Re: Register NOW for these Bogleheads Speaker Series Events

The issue that caused no email response has been resolved. Thank you for putting up with our growing pains! The Bogle Center Board Some additional growing pains. Can you please confirm attendees do not need to install Microsoft Teams and can access the event anonymously, i.e. a public event, as I d...
by LadyGeek
Fri Oct 30, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Register NOW for these Bogleheads Speaker Series Events
Replies: 67
Views: 5196

Re: Register NOW for these Bogleheads Speaker Series Events

You don't need to install anything. Link in email --> Watch on the web instead --> Join anonymously (or Sign In) If you join anonymously, you'll get a "The live event hasn't started" message. If I got this far, it means that the organizer is allowing anonymous logins. I hope. If you sign i...
by LadyGeek
Fri Oct 30, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: David F. Swensen
Replies: 57
Views: 6584

Re: David F. Swensen

This thread is now in the Investing - Theory, News & General forum (theory).
by LadyGeek
Fri Oct 30, 2020 10:10 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Register NOW for these Bogleheads Speaker Series Events
Replies: 67
Views: 5196

Re: Register NOW for these Bogleheads Speaker Series Events

Same here. I just canceled my "extra" registration.

I hope to see both of you (Bylo and VictoriaF) at the BH event.
by LadyGeek
Fri Oct 30, 2020 9:23 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: H&R Block 2020 software offer
Replies: 316
Views: 19957

Re: H&R Block 2020 software offer

H&R Block is resending emails for those who didn't bite on the first offer. This time around, the purchase link is hidden, which confirms this is a targeted offer. The "generic" links posted earlier still work. - Deluxe Federal Windows: https://orp-external-proxy.hrblock.com/shoppingca...
by LadyGeek
Thu Oct 29, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: is now a good time to go to cash in your portfolio?
Replies: 76
Views: 4958

Re: is now a good time to go to cash in your portfolio?

This thread has run its course and is locked (derailed on current events). 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...
by LadyGeek
Thu Oct 29, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Register NOW for these Bogleheads Speaker Series Events
Replies: 67
Views: 5196

Re: Register NOW for these Bogleheads Speaker Series Events

For those concerned about privacy, you can cancel the registration and re-register. - Login with your confirmation number, then modify the registration --> Cancel (light color button) --> Cancel (red button) - Register with the information you'd like to publicly provide. At the time of this post, th...
by LadyGeek
Thu Oct 29, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How to find the cheapest motel along an interstate?
Replies: 60
Views: 3309

Re: How to find the cheapest motel along an interstate?

As a reminder, this is a family-friendly environment - things you can say in front of the little ones. Not just language, but subject matter.

I removed a post and several replies discussing a topic for the "adult" crowd. The language was fine.
by LadyGeek
Thu Oct 29, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Register NOW for these Bogleheads Speaker Series Events
Replies: 67
Views: 5196

Re: Register NOW for these Bogleheads Speaker Series Events

^^^As one of the conference volunteers, I am 100% sure the photo ID was needed to get on the bus to Vanguard. Last year, the Vanguard staff verified IDs as we got onto the bus. I still don't have an email to confirm my registration. I didn't save the confirmation number because it would be in the em...
by LadyGeek
Thu Oct 29, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: PC Build Thread 2020
Replies: 387
Views: 24074

Re: PC Build Thread 2020

Because I can. :) Running various flavors of Linux is a good use for a VM. However, several distros have a "try before you buy" option where you can boot and run from a "live" USB drive. That's far less complex than configuring a VM. For a home / hobbyist (and not into software d...