Search found 13398 matches

by chaz
Sun Apr 20, 2008 12:13 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Off Topic forum is now Personal Finance and Consumer forum
Replies: 64
Views: 12877

Alex is to be congratulated on the fine job he is doing, i.e. keeping this forum reined in and continuing to be the finest investing website!!!
by chaz
Sat Apr 19, 2008 11:48 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: What Book Are YOU Currently Reading?
Replies: 566
Views: 233382

"The Fool's Run" by John Sandford. Clever!!
by chaz
Tue Apr 15, 2008 11:00 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: What Book Are YOU Currently Reading?
Replies: 566
Views: 233382

"Season of the Machete" by James Patterson.
by chaz
Mon Apr 14, 2008 3:46 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Hedge Fund Mgr
Replies: 2
Views: 838

I wonder how much he kept out of the $ 3.5 billion - he made the right call as a market timer.
by chaz
Mon Apr 14, 2008 1:13 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Hedge Fund Mgr
Replies: 2
Views: 838

Hedge Fund Mgr

In the 4/13/08 issue of Parade (an insert in my Sunday newspaper), there is a picture of John Paulson, a hedge fund manager who resides in New York City, and reportedly earned $ 3.5 billion last year!! Astounding.
by chaz
Fri Apr 11, 2008 6:19 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: What really happened to VG's Brennan?
Replies: 30
Views: 8202

It is clear that it was not a case of hitting the Vanguard mandatory retirement age (as was the case with John Bogle).
by chaz
Fri Apr 11, 2008 6:02 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: What Book Are YOU Currently Reading?
Replies: 566
Views: 233382

"The Suspect" by John Lescroart. His books are always good.
by chaz
Mon Apr 07, 2008 11:19 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: What Book Are YOU Currently Reading?
Replies: 566
Views: 233382

"The Ruins" by Scott Smith.
Absorbing Horror!!!
by chaz
Sat Apr 05, 2008 11:30 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Wifes IRA
Replies: 2
Views: 878

I am a big fan of the Vanguard Target Retirement funds.

Good luck.
by chaz
Sat Mar 29, 2008 11:33 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: What Book Are YOU Currently Reading?
Replies: 566
Views: 233382

"The Overlook" by Michael Connelly.
by chaz
Mon Mar 24, 2008 11:11 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Books on taxes, TLH, etc. for Investors?
Replies: 2
Views: 839

A good place to start is IRS Publication 17.

Good luck.
by chaz
Sun Mar 23, 2008 12:21 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: What Book Are YOU Currently Reading?
Replies: 566
Views: 233382

"The Hearing" by John Lescroart.
by chaz
Tue Mar 18, 2008 5:18 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: What Book Are YOU Currently Reading?
Replies: 566
Views: 233382

"Hidden Prey" by John Sanford.
by chaz
Sun Mar 16, 2008 3:37 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: New to investing, 24 year old needs advice.
Replies: 16
Views: 3818

In your IRA, consider a Vanguard Target Retirement fund. Great diversification, automatic rebalancing, at low cost.

Good luck.
by chaz
Sun Mar 16, 2008 3:33 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Nit-picking at Jeremy Siegel statement
Replies: 2
Views: 1004

Nit-picking is OK when you have time, but time is a vanishing commodity.
by chaz
Sun Mar 16, 2008 3:29 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: TurboTax
Replies: 6
Views: 1595

I have been using TurboTax for several years with very good results.
by chaz
Sun Mar 16, 2008 3:18 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: New Boglehead seeking opinion on proposed portfolio change
Replies: 5
Views: 1487

For your tax-advantaged account, after you have decided on your allocation, consider a Vanguard Target Retirement fund. It gives great diversification, automatic rebalancing, at low cost.

Good luck.
by chaz
Sat Mar 15, 2008 2:15 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Has IRS ever audited you for cost basis?
Replies: 6
Views: 4975

Never. We are small potatoes to the IRS. Financial red flags only go up for "large" amounts, whatever they are.
by chaz
Thu Mar 13, 2008 4:30 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: please help my new portfolio!
Replies: 18
Views: 2758

Consider a Vanguard Target Retirement fund in your tax-advantaged accounts. It gives great diversification, automatic rebalancing, at a very low cost.

Good luck.
by chaz
Thu Mar 13, 2008 4:25 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Need help building Vanguard Portfolio
Replies: 9
Views: 2398

Vanguard Target Retirement funds are terrific in your tax-advantaged accounts. Great diversification at low cost and automatically rebalanced.

Good luck.
by chaz
Thu Mar 13, 2008 4:20 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: What Book Are YOU Currently Reading?
Replies: 566
Views: 233382

"Mortal Prey" by John Sandford.
by chaz
Mon Mar 10, 2008 5:12 pm
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: Title for Financial Pros?
Replies: 40
Views: 10443

I agree that this is a non-problem. However, if a designation is needed, I suggest "maven", as this covers those who have exceptional talent in the investing arena.
by chaz
Mon Mar 10, 2008 12:10 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: The Great Philosophers Book review
Replies: 13
Views: 2497

A good read in this area is "History of Western Philosophy" by Bertrand Russell.
by chaz
Tue Mar 04, 2008 12:39 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Where to Invest ?
Replies: 0
Views: 620

Where to Invest ?

This investment person obviously collected a lot of fees and costs!!

http://www.cnn.com/2008/US/03/03/magna. ... topstories
by chaz
Sat Mar 01, 2008 11:51 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Why Estate Taxes Don't Matter
Replies: 65
Views: 11710

Thanks to Congress, if you are "lucky" to die in 2010, there is no estate tax.
by chaz
Sat Mar 01, 2008 11:47 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Financial Planning
Replies: 12
Views: 3192

earsly, you are off to a good start. Try reading "The Four Pillars" by William Bernstein, a terrific book!!! Then consider investing in a Vangusrd Target Retirement fund in a tax deferred account. It gives great diversification, automatic rebalancing, simplicity, all at a low cost.

Good luck.
by chaz
Wed Feb 27, 2008 11:49 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: What Book Are YOU Currently Reading?
Replies: 566
Views: 233382

"Hide and Seek" by James Patterson.
by chaz
Tue Feb 26, 2008 12:53 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Needed Retirement planning advice (2nd edit: 3.10.08)
Replies: 12
Views: 3289

Clearly a Target Retirement fund is for a tax deferred account. It makes a great core holding.
by chaz
Tue Feb 26, 2008 11:51 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Needed Retirement planning advice (2nd edit: 3.10.08)
Replies: 12
Views: 3289

The idea of moving into a Target Retirement fund is very good. It gives great diversification, simplicity, automatic rebalancing, all at very low cost.

Good luck.
by chaz
Sun Feb 24, 2008 11:56 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: What Book Are YOU Currently Reading?
Replies: 566
Views: 233382

slowandsteady, keep reading your casebooks as you have a great career goal! I can recall Prosser on Torts. A great read.

Good luck.
by chaz
Sun Feb 24, 2008 11:52 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: recent convert requests advice regarding portfolio
Replies: 5
Views: 1502

For your roth IRA, consider a Vanguard Target Retirement fund with your desired allocation. It gives great diversification, automatic rebalancing, at very low cost.

Good luck.
by chaz
Sat Feb 23, 2008 6:53 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Brennan out~McNabb in @ VG
Replies: 3
Views: 1668

Why is Brennan leaving at such a young age? Bogle only left due to "mandatory retirement at age 70".
by chaz
Sat Feb 23, 2008 6:50 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: What Book Are YOU Currently Reading?
Replies: 566
Views: 233382

"Angels Flight" by Michael Connelly.
by chaz
Fri Feb 22, 2008 12:15 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Vanguard's New CEO
Replies: 14
Views: 5941

I haven't liked Brennan since Bogle was forced out. But McNabb may not be any different in the day to day operations.

https://personal.vanguard.com/us/Vangua ... hannel=MFN

Good luck.
by chaz
Thu Feb 21, 2008 12:09 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Target Retirement Funds Updated...?
Replies: 9
Views: 3166

The only change that I noticed was an ER reduction from .21 to .19.

Good luck.
by chaz
Wed Feb 20, 2008 6:00 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Who does your taxes and how much do you pay?
Replies: 73
Views: 19312

TurboTax and e-file.
by chaz
Wed Feb 20, 2008 3:41 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: PKcrafter's second column published!
Replies: 14
Views: 3498

Paul Keck writes good articles.
by chaz
Tue Feb 19, 2008 12:52 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Help with my Asset Allocation
Replies: 5
Views: 1657

I agree with Mikenz. A Vanguard Target Retirement fund gives great diversification, automatic rebalancing, simplicity, all at very low cost!
by chaz
Tue Feb 19, 2008 12:48 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Ben Stein How Not to Ruin Your Life
Replies: 23
Views: 4974

Thanks for this post.
by chaz
Tue Feb 19, 2008 12:42 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: "you" in six words - feeling creative?
Replies: 54
Views: 12771

Happy to be here for sure!
by chaz
Sun Feb 17, 2008 5:15 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: What should I do?
Replies: 8
Views: 2332

You sound very intelligent. You know you should pay off your debt ASAP since the loan interest exceeds your savings interest. You might be able to refi your home mortgage to a lower rate. You should also start an IRA when you are able. Keep driving the clunker until it conks out, and then take the b...
by chaz
Sun Feb 17, 2008 1:08 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: What Book Are YOU Currently Reading?
Replies: 566
Views: 233382

"The Mercy Rule" by John Lescroart.
by chaz
Mon Feb 11, 2008 2:14 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: What Book Are YOU Currently Reading?
Replies: 566
Views: 233382

I am now reading "Deception Point" by Dan Brown.
by chaz
Sun Feb 10, 2008 12:58 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Author recommendations - mostly science fiction
Replies: 68
Views: 23492

As a child I read the Edgar Rice Burroughs books: the Tarzan series and the John Carter of Mars series, but as an adult I prefer the books by John Grisham, John Lescroart, Scott Turow, Steve Martini and John Connelly.
by chaz
Sun Feb 10, 2008 12:44 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: What Book Are YOU Currently Reading?
Replies: 566
Views: 233382

I just finished reading "Hard Evidence" by John Lescroart, one of my favorite authors.
by chaz
Sun Feb 10, 2008 12:39 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Are you Staying the Course?
Replies: 38
Views: 9161

As a student of history, I have noticed that the stock market fluctuates. There is no reason to panic. But have emergency funds available if we are going into a long recession.

Good luck.
by chaz
Wed Feb 06, 2008 2:23 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: OT: Whats the oldest thing you own?
Replies: 57
Views: 11261

My body.
by chaz
Wed Jan 30, 2008 11:45 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: What Book Are YOU Currently Reading?
Replies: 566
Views: 233382

"Digital Fortress" by Dan Brown.
by chaz
Tue Jan 29, 2008 3:18 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: What Book Are YOU Currently Reading?
Replies: 566
Views: 233382

"The 13th Juror" by John Lescroart. An excellent read.
by chaz
Sat Jan 26, 2008 12:06 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Vanguard Healthcare Fund
Replies: 7
Views: 1924

The Health Care fund is solid, with a terrific manager. It is doing better than the total market in this correction. People will continue to need medicine, doctors and hospitals no matter. Stay the course if you like your asset allocation

Good luck.