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by looking
Thu May 24, 2007 8:23 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: computer skill
Replies: 11
Views: 3456

hi Karl
I do not know much about Vista.how it works and what is it???
by looking
Wed May 23, 2007 9:05 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: what are you ding after retiring ???
Replies: 18
Views: 6081

hi lon
I envy you. Can you give me some informationon on South pacific

I love to go over there and stay a couple of months or buy some run down property. Any way I have no clue where to go south pacific blue sky,white sand,coconut trees. May be guam,tongga,fiji, Austoraria ???
by looking
Wed May 23, 2007 5:56 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Where to retire to
Replies: 67
Views: 28583

I have a real question. as to where to settle retirement is that one of the most important thing is the housing price If housing is cheape or real cheape then that is the one of the biggest decistion making from there you can consider like climate,people,cost of living,entertaments,traspottation and...
by looking
Wed May 23, 2007 5:34 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Choice, Chance, and Wealth Dispersion at Retirement
Replies: 27
Views: 9438

how much money people save in average just before retire at age of 65 .

200k
300k
500k
800k
1000k

just curiousty
by looking
Wed May 23, 2007 9:02 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: computer skill
Replies: 11
Views: 3456

computer skill

Hi All Mastering Computer skill I think I know how to operate computer,intermediate level or basic skill level. I took basic at adult school but when it comes to a bit complex job then have problems. this summer I want to master computer skill. Dou you have any suggestion on how to go by,window85,mi...
by looking
Tue May 22, 2007 6:25 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: why Mid-Cap going up roof ???
Replies: 13
Views: 4022

Hi Mel Dan's portfolio for Vanguard investors for two growth model portfolis are 22% Capital opportunity ( mid cap growth) 13% Selected Value ( mid cap value ) 45% Midcap index ( mid cap index) He is one of the experties on Vanguard funds so he recommend his clients for the model portfolio has Mid-C...
by looking
Tue May 22, 2007 3:29 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Why small cap value index instead of small cap index?
Replies: 11
Views: 3251

i think you should buy both
by looking
Tue May 22, 2007 3:27 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: what are you ding after retiring ???
Replies: 18
Views: 6081

tc101 what are a wonderful informations. where did you stay. any reasonal priced places I can stay which are arline did you use you said crime is over there it scares me. I also thinking going to Philiphine that is the paradise for men and all the ladies speak english and they are desperate to get m...
by looking
Tue May 22, 2007 1:06 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: what are you ding after retiring ???
Replies: 18
Views: 6081

Hi Tc101
I love your posting for spending time. I am thinking to go costa rica, to see if i want to stay for a while, just tell me about costarica. real estate is cheap to buy vacatipon home
tom
by looking
Tue May 22, 2007 11:05 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: why Mid-Cap going up roof ???
Replies: 13
Views: 4022

With curiousty, I looked at Dan's independent investment portfolio.
His two growth models have large portion of Mid Cap 38% to 40% thant means he loves Mid Cap ???
by looking
Tue May 22, 2007 11:00 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: why Mid-Cap going up roof ???
Replies: 13
Views: 4022

May be Mel can answeres why the unloved moving into sky.
by looking
Tue May 22, 2007 10:54 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: House: To Buy or Not to Buy
Replies: 30
Views: 11338

wait price is going down .it got to going down the way went up to Roof something goes up,goes down is that simple.
by looking
Tue May 22, 2007 10:28 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: why Mid-Cap going up roof ???
Replies: 13
Views: 4022

why Mid-Cap going up roof ???

Hi all

why Mid-Cap stcck is going up roof compare to Large Cap

Mid Cap Index 11.45 %
MidCap Growth Index 13.15 %
Mid Cap Value Index 9.85 %
Mid_Cap Growth Fund 13.71 %

Large Cap Index 8.52 %

All the best
by looking
Mon May 21, 2007 9:43 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: what are you ding after retiring ???
Replies: 18
Views: 6081

what are you ding after retiring ???

Hi ALL What are you doing now after you retired . You are enjoying,fishing,going school getting MBA,opening a new businees,travelling all over the world.chatting deihards forum, chasing women and working on your investment so on. I found it is not that easy life.I like to do so many things but i don...
by looking
Sun May 20, 2007 2:19 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: how many people swtiched
Replies: 10
Views: 3508

how many people swtiched

Hi all I just wonder how many people switched from Total Internation Index to the new FTSE ALL World ex US. My understanding is that those two funds are pretty close interm of diversification and rate of return but tax savings are quite a bit differnt I mean it is good for taxable. I switched mines ...
by looking
Sun May 20, 2007 10:12 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Is it a good time to buy Reit
Replies: 33
Views: 13368

thank you for all of your reply

best wishes
tom
by looking
Sat May 19, 2007 1:00 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: YTR on FTSE ALL-world ex US
Replies: 15
Views: 3570

dave

that is my erro you right 10.45%
best wishes
tom
by looking
Sat May 19, 2007 12:57 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: YTR on FTSE ALL-world ex US
Replies: 15
Views: 3570

thank you Dave

how did you got it from MS and I see 1,2,3 years return . how come this fund is only just less than i year. May be I am missing some thing.


best wishes
tom
by looking
Sat May 19, 2007 12:52 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: YTR on FTSE ALL-world ex US
Replies: 15
Views: 3570

Hi ken

thank you very much. It souds a bit behind( 10.5%)to Total International index now 12.45% . Am I right ??

I just wonder what percentage of people in diehard switched .

best wishes
tom
by looking
Sat May 19, 2007 12:27 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: which one morning star or bogleheads forum
Replies: 13
Views: 3166

which one morning star or bogleheads forum

I am a bit confused when you posting or try to get some information which one you use for best results the bogleheads or morning star forums
which one. May be i am missing or stupid question


best whishes
tom
by looking
Sat May 19, 2007 12:21 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: why fixed mortgage is going up
Replies: 0
Views: 763

why fixed mortgage is going up

I have noticed the 30 years fixed mortgage is going up at first time since it has been very slow going up.

I am waiting for refinance to fixed rate to be going down from interest only
best wishes
tom
by looking
Sat May 19, 2007 12:13 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: YTR on FTSE ALL-world ex US
Replies: 15
Views: 3570

YTR on FTSE ALL-world ex US

Hi All

I switched all my Total International Index to FTSE all world -exUS.

I just want to know what is the year to date return since inception.

I am just eager to know since VG Web site does not give that information.

best wishes
tom
by looking
Sat May 19, 2007 8:42 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: VINEX Vanguard Intl Explorer -- open fund at Wells Fargo?
Replies: 10
Views: 3984

what are the DLS and GWX ?????
i am confused
by looking
Fri May 18, 2007 6:13 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: need education
Replies: 8
Views: 2252

GBS

thank you for your taking time and explaning it to me.

I learned lots from you and I really did not know much about those funds.

thank you once again

best wishes
tom
by looking
Fri May 18, 2007 6:09 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Asset Allocation
Replies: 5
Views: 1711

Hi mikenz

thank you very much for your taking time and explaning it to me.

It seems strategic equity and Mid cap growth 50/50 is good idea.

thank you once again

best wishes

tom
by looking
Fri May 18, 2007 5:33 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: need education
Replies: 8
Views: 2252

thank you very much

thank you for all your reply
very good information

yes, I will promis to drink water

best wishes
tom
by looking
Fri May 18, 2007 3:19 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: need education
Replies: 8
Views: 2252

Hi gbs

I just simply wanted to know what is hedge fund and private equity that is it .


thank you
tom
by looking
Fri May 18, 2007 1:28 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: need education
Replies: 8
Views: 2252

need education

knowledge is power and need education.

By the way when you say private equity and hedge funds what are they ?and how it works and where the money coming from and how they invest so on?? I know a little bit but not completley.

best wishes always

tom
by looking
Fri May 18, 2007 1:09 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Asset Allocation
Replies: 5
Views: 1711

Hi mikenz

sorry late to reply
I just wanted to overwiegt to Mid Cap than large cap. So it appears to be overlaping. I should have simply increased Mid Cap index instead of mid cap growth. Any comments appreciated



best wishes
tom
by looking
Fri May 18, 2007 12:56 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Is it a good time to buy Reit
Replies: 33
Views: 13368

thank you for all your reply

best wishes
tom
by looking
Fri May 18, 2007 9:11 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Anti-Diehard?
Replies: 44
Views: 18693

Hi Larry Swedrose

we said we should turn out all the noises so we need to turning out
Diehard Forum too ???

best wishes
tom
by looking
Wed May 16, 2007 2:48 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Asset Allocation
Replies: 5
Views: 1711

Asset Allocation

Asset Allocation Community Watch tomser1 | 05-16-07| 02:10 PM| Total Replies: 0 Hi all I am retired 68 with SS income only with withdrawal 4%. and with moderate risk. I am a bit tilt to Mid Cap and Emerging. your comments and drecommendation will be appreciated My asset allocation; 60/40 Vg MM 6% Sh...
by looking
Wed May 16, 2007 2:42 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Is it a good time to buy Reit
Replies: 33
Views: 13368

thank you very much all of your reply

best wishes
tom
by looking
Wed May 16, 2007 12:00 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Sailer Bob you still there
Replies: 0
Views: 620

Sailer Bob you still there

Sailer Bob I hope you have read my posting way back months ago regarding High Equity investing as a Retiree. back then I was very much interested in your way of investing. I really appreciate if you share and posting your current portfolio with asset classes so that I can learn something from you be...
by looking
Wed May 16, 2007 10:24 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: any one AARP united health care insurance for medicare
Replies: 0
Views: 842

any one AARP united health care insurance for medicare

Hi all
any one sharing experiences for AARP united health care insurance for medicare. I am considering change from HMO Kaiser in California to AARP united health care for medicare.

thank in avance for sharing your experiences

best wishes
tom
by looking
Tue May 15, 2007 11:47 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Is it a good time to buy Reit
Replies: 33
Views: 13368

Is it a good time to buy Reit

I just wonder is it a good time to buy REIT
tom
by looking
Tue May 15, 2007 11:22 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Is VFWIX active or passive ??
Replies: 1
Views: 1160

Is VFWIX active or passive ??

Is VFWIX active or passive ???
tom
by looking
Tue May 15, 2007 11:01 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Mel's Unloved Mid Caps Still Get No Respect
Replies: 13
Views: 6803

Dan.s investment is 40% Mid cap

Dan.s independant investment is heavely investing Mid cap ( active and indexed both ) I just wonder he knows mid cap is the way to go ??

I bought today

Mid Cap blend
Mid Cap Growth
tom
by looking
Wed Apr 25, 2007 3:12 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: need your comments on Asset allocation
Replies: 3
Views: 1276

thank you Mel

Hi Mel

I am withdrawing 4% now and all now taxable account


best wishes
tom
by looking
Wed Apr 25, 2007 9:20 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: need your comments on Asset allocation
Replies: 3
Views: 1276

need your comments on Asset allocation

I am retired 68 years. your comments,suggestions and recommendations on Asset allocation appreciated; no need to pay tax due to large loss carry over from 2002 60% stock / 40% bond Total Bond 12% Short Term Inv Grade 22.30 Cash MM 7.0 Large Value Index 5.4 Prime Cap Core 6.6 Tota Sock Market 6.6 Str...
by looking
Mon Apr 09, 2007 8:10 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Gallbladder surgery
Replies: 20
Views: 10129

Hi greg thank you so much I don.t understan what is the lactose or fructose and now my problem is my digestive problem doctor should have not removed my gallbladder. my abdominal pain is secondary and main problem is indigestion and bloating. I strong ly beleive my doctor made my digestive system pe...
by looking
Sat Apr 07, 2007 8:49 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Gallbladder surgery
Replies: 20
Views: 10129

Hi Grg My doctor had diagnoised i have cronic gastritis before doctoe removed my gallbladder and i have been abdominal pain for many years. now i have constipation, indigestion,bloating but no dierrae after gallbladder removal. Now my GI doctor tell me I hav a funtionla disorer of IBS. After removal...
by looking
Fri Apr 06, 2007 1:31 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Gallbladder surgery
Replies: 20
Views: 10129

It has been 6 months since I removed my gallbladder.I did it at Kaiser hospital san jose, Californioa
by looking
Fri Apr 06, 2007 8:14 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Gallbladder surgery
Replies: 20
Views: 10129

rockiest47 sound imposible

how long it took to become normal eating after surgrey

tom
by looking
Thu Apr 05, 2007 7:10 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: how many funds are comprised of this funds FTSE indexex US
Replies: 2
Views: 989

how many funds are comprised of this funds FTSE indexex US

what are the component of FTSE INDEX ex US I mean How many
different funds are comprised of it. If I am Emerging and Pacific tilt then Do i need additional funds to add.
tom
by looking
Thu Apr 05, 2007 2:50 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Gallbladder surgery
Replies: 20
Views: 10129

I forgot to tell you I have chronic gastrisity doctor told me afer he did endoscopy.

tom
by looking
Thu Apr 05, 2007 2:48 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Gallbladder surgery
Replies: 20
Views: 10129

after meals ,gas bloating indigetsion, stool semi formed, no family history,

Removed gallbladder 6 months ago

doctor said I am having Irretable bowel sydrem
tom
by looking
Mon Apr 02, 2007 4:31 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Gallbladder surgery
Replies: 20
Views: 10129

Gallbladder surgery

Anyone has gallbladder removed surgery Please share your experiences.

I have removed my gallbladder 6 months ago. having digestive problems

tom
by looking
Wed Mar 28, 2007 12:01 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: taxable account for adding REIT,Small Cap Index and small Va
Replies: 2
Views: 1446

taxable account for adding REIT,Small Cap Index and small Va

I am a retiree and have all taxable account. I want to add REIt and Small Cap Value Index and Small Cap index fund to taxable account but as you know these are not tax efficient so my question is what are the alturnatives choinces to these three funds . I know there is one TM small cap value. your c...