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by gkaplan
Tue Sep 05, 2017 8:01 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Wine in laptop
Replies: 33
Views: 3079

Re: Wine in laptop

Your wife should get a new keyboard. Keyboards are fairly inexpensive.

I have a feeling that your wife will have learned from this experience and won't be drinking wine or any liquid or eating food anywhere near your keyboard.
by gkaplan
Tue Sep 05, 2017 7:57 pm
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: [Are the Bogleheads] getting less interesting?
Replies: 255
Views: 22180

Re: [Are the Bogleheads] getting less interesting?

:happy The wiki has some background info: The Bogleheads® Say no more, a wink is as good as a nod to a blind man. https://www.bogleheads.org/w/images/3/33/Bogleheads_at_Vanguard_2016.jpg +1 :happy Am I imagining it, or is that Tiger Woods in the photograph (seventh row up, second from the left)?
by gkaplan
Mon Sep 04, 2017 7:08 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Christine Benz: "Laboring Longer: What You Need to Know"
Replies: 4
Views: 1789

Christine Benz: "Laboring Longer: What You Need to Know"

Working longer can deliver powerful financial benefits; the key is to be realistic about it. . . .

http://news.morningstar.com/articlenet/ ... ?id=824336
by gkaplan
Sun Sep 03, 2017 11:13 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: How old were you when you got your first credit card?
Replies: 46
Views: 3176

Re: How old were you when you got your first credit card?

I was twenty-four. I just got out of the army and began to work for Harris Trust and Savings Bank, a large downtown Chicago bank, probably the second or third largest bank in Chicago. (At the time, Illinois barred branch banking.) Harris immediately issued me a Harris Trust and Savings Bank MasterCa...
by gkaplan
Sat Sep 02, 2017 8:18 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Differences between UK and US retirement planning
Replies: 24
Views: 3191

Re: Differences between UK and US retirement planning

UKFred wrote:
Sat Sep 02, 2017 5:30 am
@Valuethinker, sorry. The nested quotes were too deep for me to keep track of!

You should edit your post to make it clear who is posting what.
by gkaplan
Sat Sep 02, 2017 1:14 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 3602
Views: 1028181

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

I watched Nat King Cole: Afraid of the Dark , directed by Jon Brewer, on Netflix tonight. This is not only a music documentary but also a social and cultural documentary, dealing with the racism that Nat King Cole encountered. For example, even though he was headliner in Las Vegas, he could not stay...
by gkaplan
Sat Sep 02, 2017 1:05 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Oregon road trip help
Replies: 85
Views: 7107

Re: Oregon road trip help

Portland and Sacramento are the best airports I've flown in and out of.
by gkaplan
Fri Sep 01, 2017 11:17 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI
Replies: 3131
Views: 957084

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI

This morning I finished Portland Names and Neighborhoods: Their Historic Origins by Eugene Snyder. This is a fascinating book, even with its somewhat dry reading, pedestrian writing, and useless index. Both long-time Portland residents and new Portland residents will learn something about Portland a...
by gkaplan
Fri Sep 01, 2017 9:13 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Day trips from Las Vegas
Replies: 16
Views: 2055

Re: Day trips from Las Vegas

Hoover Dam
by gkaplan
Fri Sep 01, 2017 9:05 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: The Wall Street Journal to close Google loophole entirely
Replies: 169
Views: 33888

Re: The Wall Street Journal to close Google loophole entirely

boglerdude wrote:
Thu Aug 31, 2017 8:31 pm
To save y'all 10 minutes of Googling, IMNTBMFHO = In My Never To Be Mistaken For Humble Opinion

(if there was faster way to find that, let me know)

How much longer would it take to type "In my humble opinion"?
by gkaplan
Fri Sep 01, 2017 8:27 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: madsinger monthly report (August 2017)
Replies: 14
Views: 2770

Re: madsinger monthly report (August 2017)

See you next month.
by gkaplan
Fri Sep 01, 2017 8:17 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Bad Idea to Have Zero Credit Cards?
Replies: 129
Views: 7803

Re: Bad Idea to Have Zero Credit Cards?

I am not usually a grammar nazi but I make an exception for some posters. Worrying about grammar and spelling on a web forum is a sure road madness. I'm happy when people don't mix up "then" and "than". How about site and sight? That always causes a sharp pain in my heart region :-) How about advic...
by gkaplan
Thu Aug 31, 2017 11:52 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks in freefall
Replies: 6683
Views: 1450839

Re: U.S. stocks in freefall

My portfolio was up in August.
by gkaplan
Thu Aug 31, 2017 10:08 pm
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: [Are the Bogleheads] getting less interesting?
Replies: 255
Views: 22180

Re: [Are the Bogleheads] getting less interesting?

All I know is that said member replied to one of my posts after their last post of record here, and the post was removed by a moderator before I could read it. They have not posted anything since. That happens, and then sometimes the poster exits, either temporarily or permanently, but without bein...
by gkaplan
Thu Aug 31, 2017 8:05 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Oregon road trip help
Replies: 85
Views: 7107

Re: Oregon road trip help

Ruger wrote:
Thu Aug 31, 2017 7:46 pm
The Portland metropolitan area has grown a lot, and that has brought traffic. It used to be bad just at certain times of the day, now it's bad all day long. I avoid Portland.
You don't need to drive in Portland, what with the MAX, TriMet buses, and the streetcar.
by gkaplan
Thu Aug 31, 2017 5:36 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Christine Benz: "75 Must-Know Statistics About Long-Term Care"
Replies: 24
Views: 4446

Christine Benz: "75 Must-Know Statistics About Long-Term Care"

In her latest column, Christine Benz talks about the sobering data on usage, cost, insurance products, and the toll on unpaid caregivers.


http://news.morningstar.com/articlenet/ ... ?id=823957
by gkaplan
Thu Aug 31, 2017 5:01 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Coyote Defense
Replies: 69
Views: 7031

Re: Coyote Defense

runner3081 wrote:
Thu Aug 31, 2017 4:34 pm
abuss368 wrote:
Wed Aug 30, 2017 9:34 pm
This is scary. I could not imagine seeing a Coyote.
It is rare for me to NOT see them when I am out running in the morning. Prefer to see a coyote over a family of Javelinas or unleashed dogs.
Or mountain lions.
by gkaplan
Wed Aug 30, 2017 9:04 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: A Guide to Moving Abroad
Replies: 10
Views: 2129

Re: A Guide to Moving Abroad

It would be great if there was a forum or wiki on moving overseas mid career and what to do with investments/personal finances. As a young professional who has some money in a 401k and Roth IRA and is also working for a company that provides overseas opportunities I definitely would love to have so...
by gkaplan
Tue Aug 29, 2017 5:24 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Christine Benz: "Smaller Investors Don't Have to Skimp on Services"
Replies: 1
Views: 739

Christine Benz: "Smaller Investors Don't Have to Skimp on Services"

Information, advice, and investments can be costly, but Christine Benz has tips for finding services that are cheap. . . .


http://news.morningstar.com/cover/video ... ?id=822348
by gkaplan
Tue Aug 29, 2017 5:05 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Learning from loss
Replies: 23
Views: 3175

Re: Learning from loss

I learned I had a high risk tolerance, because I kept on investing even after the loss.
by gkaplan
Sun Aug 27, 2017 9:11 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Amazon "subscribe and save"
Replies: 20
Views: 1893

Re: Amazon "subscribe and save"

How do I "subscribe" to this thread?

Thanks.
by gkaplan
Sun Aug 27, 2017 9:10 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Amazon "subscribe and save"
Replies: 20
Views: 1893

Re: Amazon "subscribe and save"

Thanks. I'll take a look at this tomorrow.
by gkaplan
Sun Aug 27, 2017 9:08 pm
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Master Thread for Portland, Oregon
Replies: 136
Views: 41665

Re: Master Thread for Portland, Oregon

Are you ever coming back to NW Portland?
by gkaplan
Sun Aug 27, 2017 8:11 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Amazon "subscribe and save"
Replies: 20
Views: 1893

Re: Amazon "subscribe and save"

What exactly is Amazon "subscribe and save?" Is this something you sign up? Where's the link for this? (I'm an Amazon Prime member.) Thanks. The link is around the "add to cart" button. Instead of buying one stick of deodorant for $4 you can sign up for a subscription and the deodorant is $3.50. Yo...
by gkaplan
Sun Aug 27, 2017 7:50 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Amazon "subscribe and save"
Replies: 20
Views: 1893

Re: Amazon "subscribe and save"

What exactly is Amazon "subscribe and save?" Is this something you sign up? Where's the link for this? (I'm an Amazon Prime member.)

Thanks.
by gkaplan
Fri Aug 25, 2017 8:33 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: John Bogle video (discusses international)
Replies: 44
Views: 4935

Re: John Bogle video (discusses international)

With the startling lack of discussion on the forum related to the question of international investing, readers might have wondered about Bogle's opinion on this topic. It's good a thread finally was started on this topic. I look forward to the cordial and thoughtful debate backed up with well-reaso...
by gkaplan
Fri Aug 25, 2017 8:19 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Fixing Slow Drains
Replies: 40
Views: 4077

Re: Fixing Slow Drains

Many, many years ago the property manager of my apartment building (my first residence after I got out of the army) recommended I not use chemical drain cleaners, like Drano. I'm not sure what his reasoning was, but I think he thought that these drain cleaners would damage the drains. That hasn't de...
by gkaplan
Thu Aug 24, 2017 8:38 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI
Replies: 3131
Views: 957084

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI

I finished two books this morning. The first book is A Lawyer's Journal: the Morris Dees Story by Morris Dees, with Steve Fiffer. This book originally was published in 1991 as A Season for Justice . A Lawyer's Journey brings the Morris Dees story up to date as of 2001 and includes new material, incl...
by gkaplan
Wed Aug 23, 2017 1:22 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Lowes vs Home Depot
Replies: 62
Views: 9330

Re: Lowes vs Home Depot

The few times I've been in there Home Depot has always given me the veterans discount. As in other businesses, I try to remember to ask if it offers veterans a discount.
by gkaplan
Wed Aug 23, 2017 1:18 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: TV show recommendations?
Replies: 573
Views: 222783

Re: TV show recommendations?

Tonight I finished watching the second season of Last Chance U on Netflix. This Netflix original series follows a group of young men on the brink of becoming NFL stars. The players are the most recent recruits at East Mississippi Community College, which boasts three national championship titles ove...
by gkaplan
Tue Aug 22, 2017 8:20 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: "Vanguard fund shareholders encouraged to vote as proxy campaign gets under way."
Replies: 89
Views: 26967

Re: Vanguard Proxy Proposals

I just remembered that Lady Geek deleted many similar threads yesterday, so this particular thread may not last long.
by gkaplan
Tue Aug 22, 2017 8:06 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: "Vanguard fund shareholders encouraged to vote as proxy campaign gets under way."
Replies: 89
Views: 26967

Vanguard Proxy Proposals

[Thread merged into here, see below --admin LadyGeek]

Harry Sit (the Finance Buff) discusses and give his thoughts on the Vanguard proxy proposals.


The Finance Buff discusses and gives his thoughts on the Vanguard proxy proposals.
by gkaplan
Tue Aug 22, 2017 7:30 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Vanguard Announces Plans To Launch Total Corporate Bond ETF
Replies: 42
Views: 8005

Re: "more than 371 funds?"

Bogleheads: According to the Announcement: The firm, headquartered in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, offers more than 371 funds . Can anyone explain why Vanguard offers so many funds? Best wishes Taylor Does this figure include the different types of shares of each fund – Investor, Admiral, Institutio...
by gkaplan
Sun Aug 20, 2017 8:58 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: "Forget Tough Passwords: New Guidelines Make It Simple"
Replies: 43
Views: 6602

"Forget Tough Passwords: New Guidelines Make It Simple"

Here’s what we’ve been told about passwords: Make them complicated. Use numbers, question marks and hash marks. Change them regularly. Use different passwords for each app and website. Of course, these guidelines often leave users frustrated and struggling to remember them all. Now, the National In...
by gkaplan
Sun Aug 20, 2017 1:22 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How do you watch movies? (Theater, online streaming, DVD, etc.)
Replies: 40
Views: 4076

Re: How do you watch movies? (Theater, online streaming, DVD, etc.)

I rarely go to the theater anymore. It has nothing to do with the movies, itself. Maybe it has to do with other moviegoers who insist on talking throughout the movie showing. Maybe it is because I have other things I want to do when the movie is showing. Maybe it is because my library sometimes will...
by gkaplan
Sat Aug 19, 2017 9:37 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Study: The Rate of Return on Everything, 1870-2015
Replies: 107
Views: 20209

Re: Study: The Rate of Return on Everything, 1870-2015

The huge advantage the US enjoys with its geographic location,amount of rivers and lakes,etc.is well documented.The people of course have to take advantage of it,which we have.No country on earth has the geographical,natural resource and agricultural benefits we enjoy.That will not be changing. Her...
by gkaplan
Fri Aug 18, 2017 1:09 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 3602
Views: 1028181

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

This evening, I watched To the Bone on Netflix. It starred Lily Collins, Keanu Reeves, Carrie Preston, Lili Taylor, Alex Sharp, Liana Liberato, Brooke Smith, Leslie Bibb, and Kathryn Prescott. It was written and directed by Marti Noxon. Ellen is an unruly 20-year-old anorexic girl who spent the bett...
by gkaplan
Thu Aug 17, 2017 8:17 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Q&A WITH JACK BOGLE - Got a Question for Jack?
Replies: 53
Views: 14702

Re: Q&A WITH JACK BOGLE - Got a Question for Jack?

. . . .I'd like to second that concern as a holder of the LifeStrategy Funds. I'd like to know if any progress has been made on using Admiral shares. . . . I would like to ask a similar question: Will Admiral shares become available in Vanguard FTSE All-World ex-US Small-Cap Index Fund (VFSVX?) in ...
by gkaplan
Thu Aug 17, 2017 7:55 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: [Book: Living off Your Money, by M. McClung (Prime Harvesting)]
Replies: 437
Views: 86121

Re: New Book: Living off Your Money (Michael McClung)

Living off Your Money: Step 1 - use the library instead of buying expensive hardcovers Step 2 - invest the saved money Step 3 - Profit! I belong to 3 library systems, 2 of them are very large. None of them have "Living Off Your Money" in any format. My library has the book. Have you tried Inter-lib...
by gkaplan
Thu Aug 17, 2017 7:47 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Q&A WITH JACK BOGLE - Got a Question for Jack?
Replies: 53
Views: 14702

Re: Q&A WITH JACK BOGLE - Got a Question for Jack?

. . . .I'd like to second that concern as a holder of the LifeStrategy Funds. I'd like to know if any progress has been made on using Admiral shares. . . . I would like to ask a similar question: Will Admiral shares become available in Vanguard FTSE All-World ex-US Small-Cap Index Fund (VFSVX?) in ...
by gkaplan
Thu Aug 17, 2017 2:03 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: TV show recommendations?
Replies: 573
Views: 222783

Re: TV show recommendations?

Tonight, I finished watching Season Two of Hostages on Netflix. Hostages is a Hebrew language Israeli series that stars Jonah Lotan, Ayelet Zurer, Tomer Kapon, Micha Celektar, Dar Zuzovsky, Yoav Rotman, Mickey Leon, Hilla Vidor, Nevo Kimchi, Ido Bartal, Shmil Ben Ari, Liat Stern, Michal Kalman, and ...
by gkaplan
Tue Aug 15, 2017 7:38 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: "[Vanguard] Brokerage trades will soon settle in just 2 days, down from 3."
Replies: 2
Views: 554

"[Vanguard] Brokerage trades will soon settle in just 2 days, down from 3."

Effective September 5, 2017, the standard settlement cycle for most brokerage transactions—stocks, bonds, and ETFs (exchange-traded funds)—will be reduced from trade date plus 3 business days (“T+3”) to trade date plus 2 business days (“T+2”). The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) approved t...
by gkaplan
Tue Aug 15, 2017 7:32 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: ObamaCare 2018
Replies: 74
Views: 10623

Re: ACA 2018

We used to be pretty punctilious in this forum about calling it "ACA" and that's probably still a good idea.... It's a losing battle, not that I've accepted it. I reported one of the threads a number of years ago, but Mel essentially said that nearly everyone uses the term "Obamacare" and thus has ...
by gkaplan
Mon Aug 14, 2017 9:56 pm
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: Software Updated to phpBB 3.2.1
Replies: 38
Views: 4086

Re: Software Updated to phpBB 3.2.1

https://www.bogleheads.org/forum/posting.php?mode=reply&f=3&t=225534 It's the second from the right in the composition screen. You mean the "link" (two boxes linked by a line). It's second from the right on my iPhone but fourth on a bigger screen ...(others)...link...font color...text size... strik...
by gkaplan
Mon Aug 14, 2017 9:09 pm
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: Software Updated to phpBB 3.2.1
Replies: 38
Views: 4086

Re: Software Updated to phpBB 3.2.1

posting.php?mode=reply&f=3&t=225534

It's the second from the right in the composition screen.
by gkaplan
Mon Aug 14, 2017 9:06 pm
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: Software Updated to phpBB 3.2.1
Replies: 38
Views: 4086

Re: Software Updated to phpBB 3.2.1

I've been trying to do a search. It's been buffering for about thirty minutes.
by gkaplan
Mon Aug 14, 2017 9:05 pm
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: Software Updated to phpBB 3.2.1
Replies: 38
Views: 4086

Re: Software Updated to phpBB 3.2.1

I think that the icon for a URL is not clear.
by gkaplan
Mon Aug 14, 2017 9:01 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: "Vanguard fund shareholders encouraged to vote as proxy campaign gets under way."
Replies: 89
Views: 26967

"Vanguard fund shareholders encouraged to vote as proxy campaign gets under way."

Vanguard opened an important 3-month voting campaign today with the filing of its final proxy statement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Vanguard is asking shareholders to elect the trustees of its funds and to approve several policy changes across its U.S.-domiciled fund lineup. ....
by gkaplan
Sat Aug 12, 2017 7:48 pm
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: Forum software upgrade bug reports and change requests
Replies: 450
Views: 83936

Re: Forum software upgrade bug reports and change requests

gkaplan wrote:
Sat Aug 12, 2017 6:50 pm
Okay. I use the Quick links drop-down menu to find the new posts or to search for my posts. I don't use any of the other options in the Quick links drop-down menu.
I should amend to say I rarely use the other options. On occasion, I have used them.