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by chaz
Thu Jan 08, 2015 3:26 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Is "stay the course" a commandment or a suggestion?
Replies: 60
Views: 5712

Re: Is "stay the course" a commandment or a suggestion?

Fallible wrote:
dognose wrote:It's definitely a commandment. If you break it, you're off to Bogleheads Prison, where you'll spend hard time among various unsavory characters, including market timers, individual stock pickers, and those who have been found guilty of holding actively managed funds.
:D
+1!
by chaz
Thu Jan 08, 2015 3:22 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: WHY is retirement enjoyable / something to look forward to?
Replies: 237
Views: 26267

Re: WHY is retirement enjoyable / something to look forward

No one on this forum is going to admit that they made a mistake. People in this Forum admit to making mistakes all the time. Many of these mistakes are financial, some are marital, others are mistakes in miscellaneous areas of life. Logically, continuing working when one has the resources to retire...
by chaz
Thu Jan 08, 2015 1:19 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: WHY is retirement enjoyable / something to look forward to?
Replies: 237
Views: 26267

Re: WHY is retirement enjoyable / something to look forward

Logically, continuing working when one has the resources to retire appears a more obvious mistake than retiring and taking control of one's life. Victoria Why is this an "obvious mistake?" I know a good number of people in my profession and subspecialty who do just this. I agree - I liked my profes...
by chaz
Thu Jan 08, 2015 1:03 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: make mortgage payment with a credit card?
Replies: 33
Views: 53184

Re: make mortgage payment with a credit card?

The Wizard wrote:A bank has zero incentive to allow generic credit cards to be used for mortgage payments.
Only possibility would be if you used a CC issued by the same bank that holds your mortgage...
That is the secret.
by chaz
Thu Jan 08, 2015 12:40 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: make mortgage payment with a credit card?
Replies: 33
Views: 53184

Re: make mortgage payment with a credit card?

Use the plastic. :)
by chaz
Thu Jan 08, 2015 12:37 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: WHY is retirement enjoyable / something to look forward to?
Replies: 237
Views: 26267

Re: WHY is retirement enjoyable / something to look forward

I don't recall any mistake - but maybe in the future.
by chaz
Wed Jan 07, 2015 4:06 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: WEP Wifi when travelling
Replies: 21
Views: 2821

Re: WEP Wifi when travelling

Will open DNS crypt help?
by chaz
Wed Jan 07, 2015 1:34 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Employee w/ no company 401k and make too much. Any options?
Replies: 19
Views: 2511

Re: Employee w/ no company 401k and make too much. Any optio

I agree with Vanguard total stock market fund. Also, buy a nice house.
by chaz
Tue Jan 06, 2015 4:14 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Poll: Do you own I Bonds?
Replies: 62
Views: 8059

Re: Poll: Do you own I Bonds?

No.... :mrgreen:
by chaz
Tue Jan 06, 2015 1:14 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks in free fall
Replies: 8553
Views: 1673781

Re: U.S. stocks in freefall

Are we at a Black Swan?
by chaz
Tue Jan 06, 2015 1:12 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI
Replies: 3453
Views: 1023523

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI

"The Innocent" by David Baldacci.
by chaz
Tue Jan 06, 2015 1:03 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What do you drive, and why?
Replies: 255
Views: 36740

Re: What do you drive, and why?

Corolla - I like it.
by chaz
Mon Jan 05, 2015 11:52 am
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Hobbies + Free Time
Replies: 11
Views: 2960

Re: Hobbies + Free Time

Reading, internet surfing, travel.
by chaz
Mon Jan 05, 2015 11:30 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Vanguard sets record funds inflow, has $3.1 trillion assets
Replies: 39
Views: 3906

Vanguard in WSJ

Vanguard made the front page of today's Wall Street Journal. 216 billion flowed into Vanguard as investors moved into index funds.
by chaz
Sun Jan 04, 2015 5:46 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Early withdrawal of Rollover IRA
Replies: 4
Views: 700

Re: Early withdrawal of Rollover IRA

Look at IRS Pub 590.
by chaz
Sun Jan 04, 2015 1:04 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Is rebalancing necessary for an all-stock portfolio?
Replies: 18
Views: 2449

Re: Is rebalancing necessary for an all-stock portfolio?

The Balanced Index fund is my choice.
by chaz
Sun Jan 04, 2015 12:28 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Your Favorite Cookbook?
Replies: 68
Views: 8225

Re: Your Favorite Cookbook?

DW watches the Food Network. Many good recipes.
by chaz
Fri Jan 02, 2015 6:22 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Best use of money?
Replies: 20
Views: 3252

Re: Best use of money?

Get rid of your debt ASAP.
by chaz
Thu Jan 01, 2015 2:09 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best albums from 2014?
Replies: 63
Views: 8181

Re: Best albums from 2014?

I like Lady Antebellum.
by chaz
Thu Jan 01, 2015 1:42 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: 2015 BOGLEHEAD CONTEST REGISTRATION
Replies: 557
Views: 42288

Re: 2015 BOGLEHEAD CONTEST REGISTRATION

2301.25 Happy New Year!
by chaz
Thu Jan 01, 2015 12:12 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: "Soft Retirement" possible?
Replies: 29
Views: 6100

Re: "Soft Retirement" possible?

Do what makes you happiest.
by chaz
Thu Jan 01, 2015 12:09 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: [Annual POLL] What was your 2014 return?
Replies: 144
Views: 19499

Re: [Annual POLL] What was your 2014 return?

6% from a good year.
by chaz
Wed Dec 31, 2014 3:02 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Rick Ferri's 60/40 portfolio mix
Replies: 26
Views: 6919

Re: Rick Ferri's 60/40 portfolio mix

I like Balanced Index fund. 60/40
by chaz
Wed Dec 31, 2014 1:24 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Rebalancing Calculation
Replies: 25
Views: 2695

Re: Rebalancing Calculation

Balanced Index fund automatically rebalances. Makes it easy.
by chaz
Wed Dec 31, 2014 1:21 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Retirement planning and longer lifespans
Replies: 10
Views: 1031

Re: Retirement planning and longer lifespans

Sidney wrote:
flyingaway wrote:Just work and save, and quit when you don't want to work.
Right. And if you run out of money, roll your wheel chair off a cliff.
I will not run out of money.
by chaz
Wed Dec 31, 2014 1:18 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Retirement planning and longer lifespans
Replies: 10
Views: 1031

Re: Retirement planning and longer lifespans

flyingaway wrote:Just work and save, and quit when you don't want to work.
That's what I did.
by chaz
Tue Dec 30, 2014 5:29 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Do you read online reviews?
Replies: 26
Views: 2345

Re: Do you read online reviews?

IMDB for movies.
by chaz
Tue Dec 30, 2014 5:26 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI
Replies: 3453
Views: 1023523

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI

"The Target" by David Baldacci.
by chaz
Tue Dec 30, 2014 4:04 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Post your 2015 New Year's Resolutions ITT
Replies: 38
Views: 4930

Re: Post your 2015 New Year's Resolutions ITT

Stay the course.
by chaz
Tue Dec 30, 2014 4:03 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: IRA Question
Replies: 2
Views: 417

Re: IRA Question

Look at IRS Pub 590.
by chaz
Sun Dec 28, 2014 2:50 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 3891
Views: 1087693

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Chan_va wrote:Watched 'The Gambler'. May have been the worst movie I have ever watched. I would try and summarize it for you but the trauma of recalling the experience would be too great.
Glad for the review - I'll skip it now.
by chaz
Sat Dec 27, 2014 1:52 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Poll: How important is rebalancing?
Replies: 51
Views: 9456

Re: Poll: How important is rebalancing?

I now rebalance daily since I moved into Vanguard Balanced Index fund (which rebalances for me).