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by WildCat48
Tue Feb 27, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Any downside to WiFi calling?
Replies: 25
Views: 5551

Re: Any downside to WiFi calling?

Also on Google Fi and wifi calling is great for me both domestically and abroad, my area doesn't have great cell phone coverage on any carrier so being able to call via wifi is nice.
by WildCat48
Tue Feb 27, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Favorite socks?
Replies: 83
Views: 8353

Re: Favorite socks?

I like Thorlo socks. I have mostly all black socks, two pairs of navy, one of white. I also have two pairs that are a bit longer for airline travel so they’re no gap between slacks and socks. For Thorlo, I try to find sales where you buy some and get a free pair. I like the build in padding for hee...
by WildCat48
Tue Feb 27, 2018 10:07 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Need a Pocket Watch
Replies: 40
Views: 3186

Re: Need a Pocket Watch

Unbelievably, a BH forum search turned up exactly ZERO threads on this topic. Loathe (= won't wear) a wrist watch. Haven't carried a watch around with me for 30 years (everyone else had one, cell phones defaulted to showing the time, wall clocks were everywhere (hospital work), etc). Not true so mu...
by WildCat48
Tue Feb 27, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Value of an Elite MBA
Replies: 58
Views: 7750

Re: Value of an Elite MBA

I have an elite MBA and it has been completely worthless other than my international network of spare bedrooms when I travel, nothing beats free places to crash in London, Paris, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Mumbai.
by WildCat48
Tue Feb 27, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Physical cash
Replies: 121
Views: 10547

Re: Physical cash

In the US I keep about $200-$300 on me at all time and about 2-3K in the house. In my house out of the country, I keep about 25K in a mix of USD and local equivalent in cash.
by WildCat48
Mon Feb 26, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Just had our offer accepted on a $1.4 Million House
Replies: 90
Views: 11549

Re: Just had our offer accepted on a $1.4 Million House

I totally agree with you dude, if these people actually lived in LA they would tell you to BUY BUY BUY. Renting in LA is ridiculous, that $1.4M house will never depreciate over any five-year horizon. :sharebeer
by WildCat48
Mon Feb 26, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: P2P Platforms for EU investors?
Replies: 10
Views: 827

Re: P2P Platforms for EU investors?

The performance has not been great in P2P over the last few years. I can't imagine how bad it will get if we hit a recession. Even with the economy doing well, the default rate has taken off. The upside doesn't seem to justify the risk anymore, especially considering the taxibility of those investm...
by WildCat48
Fri Sep 08, 2017 11:28 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: My Favorite Alternative Funds
Replies: 229
Views: 43116

Re: My Favorite Alternative Funds

It looks like SRRIX is sure taking a hit due to these Hurricanes....Not sure if I would want to be in this fund if I was a believer in climate change.
by WildCat48
Tue Jul 18, 2017 8:44 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: [Need help to review alternative investment portfolio]
Replies: 18
Views: 2497

Re: [Need help to review alternative investment portfolio]

Help me decode this... gobbledegook. From the LENDX Annual Report, 2/28/2017 Please confirm my impression that the annual report might be saying: The expense ratio was 4.42%. If the return had, hypothetically, been 5% per year, then during the reporting period the fund managers would have taken $21...
by WildCat48
Tue Jul 18, 2017 8:41 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: [Need help to review alternative investment portfolio]
Replies: 18
Views: 2497

Re: [Need help to review alternative investment portfolio]

nisiprius wrote:It seems faddish to me.
This is exactly my concern. I don't think he knows how to explain an interval fund. I don't think he wants my help anymore he sent me a text today that he is going with the advisor with access to the stone ridge funds.
by WildCat48
Mon Jul 17, 2017 3:04 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: [Need help to review alternative investment portfolio]
Replies: 18
Views: 2497

Re: [Need help to review alternative investment portfolio]

I agree with nedsaid. It would be interesting to know the rest of the portfolio to see if it has more BAM fingerprints on it ... but this is not the usual actively-managed high-fee crap one gets from a run-of-the-mill firm. Thanks, he might not be getting fleeced as I originally assumed. It looks l...
by WildCat48
Sun Jul 16, 2017 8:50 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: [Need help to review alternative investment portfolio]
Replies: 18
Views: 2497

[Need help to review alternative investment portfolio]

[Split into a new post from: My Favorite Alternative Funds --admin LadyGeek] First time posting but long time lurker! I self-manage my portfolio with vanguard funds. Recently, a friend came into a substantial windfall. He's been interviewing investment firms about handling my accounts. I have refer...