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holley54
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I love this forum

Post by holley54 » Wed Mar 16, 2016 3:43 pm

People are so gracious with their time. I'm just a newbie and only 29 so I'm just getting interested in making sure my investments are sound. I'm learning tons and constantly checking this site to learn more. Just wanted to say thank you to all who have helped and are willing to help!

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Post by barnaclebob » Wed Mar 16, 2016 3:46 pm

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Post by chx » Wed Mar 16, 2016 3:58 pm

And you are loved in return!

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Post by ny_rn » Wed Mar 16, 2016 4:20 pm

holley54 wrote:People are so gracious with their time. I'm just a newbie and only 29 so I'm just getting interested in making sure my investments are sound. I'm learning tons and constantly checking this site to learn more. Just wanted to say thank you to all who have helped and are willing to help!


Just don't become addicted.

I visit this site at least 5x per day. :oops:

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Post by Cheese » Wed Mar 16, 2016 4:55 pm

Keep coming back, asking questions and contributing. I have learned more from this forum than I could have imagined. It's the perfect place to come ask a personal question on personal topics (usually $) you don't want to bring up with family, friends or coworkers. You will receive unbiased fair advice from the amazing contributors and learn something in the process.

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Post by stemikger » Wed Mar 16, 2016 5:00 pm

holley54 wrote:People are so gracious with their time. I'm just a newbie and only 29 so I'm just getting interested in making sure my investments are sound. I'm learning tons and constantly checking this site to learn more. Just wanted to say thank you to all who have helped and are willing to help!


Welcome! You described the Boglehead's very well! I personally owe a lot to many here, especially Mr. Larimore who holds a special place in my heart! Enjoy your journey!

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Post by holley54 » Wed Mar 16, 2016 5:40 pm

Thanks folks. I may ask a lot of questions, but one day I will be on the right track. When may gets here my wife and I will officially be putting 15% of our income in retirement accounts. We will inch up from there. I have my asset allocation decided and I'm waiting on two roths to complete the transfer to vanguard. When they get there I will set everything up and watch it (hopefully!) grow with less fees than before. My goal is to have $100000 before we are 30. I only have a little over a year! Well on our way though!

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Post by Taylor Larimore » Wed Mar 16, 2016 5:50 pm

holley54 wrote: Just wanted to say thank you to all who have helped and are willing to help!

Holley:

Bogleheads appreciate your thank you post.

I would also like to say "thank you" to the thousands of generous Bogleheads who have added to my own investing knowledge.

Best wishes.
Taylor
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Post by LadyGeek » Wed Mar 16, 2016 6:07 pm

This thread is now in the Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community (community).

ny_rn wrote:
holley54 wrote:People are so gracious with their time. I'm just a newbie and only 29 so I'm just getting interested in making sure my investments are sound. I'm learning tons and constantly checking this site to learn more. Just wanted to say thank you to all who have helped and are willing to help!


Just don't become addicted.

I visit this site at least 5x per day. :oops:

Tell me about it. :D
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Post by SGM » Wed Mar 16, 2016 6:18 pm

Earlier this week I was sitting in the local bank filling out forms and talking to a young clerk in the back office about how much I learned from Bogleheads and the authors recommended here. A bank manager stuck his head out of his private office and gave a two thumbs up and a shout out for Bogleheads.

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Post by Toons » Wed Mar 16, 2016 6:19 pm

Excellent!
Enjoy!


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Post by Miriam2 » Wed Mar 16, 2016 6:40 pm

Several months ago my 24 year old son was eligible for his first 401k. I sat next to him at his computer as he reviewed his options. I explained to him as simply as possible the different types of funds, what stocks and bonds were, expense ratios, etc, and we selected a fund.

He very lovingly turned to me and said very sweetly, "Mom, did you learn all this on Bogleheads?" :D

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Post by rustymutt » Wed Mar 16, 2016 6:45 pm

You know it's just so refreshing when people want to learn and share, and have such nice places as Bogleheads.com to enjoy.

I tip my hat/hats to you all. You young people need to just save harder, and play even harder yet. You'll get to your zone of financial knowledge. Start savings early on, and consistency in it. Pay yourself first.
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Post by investorguy1 » Wed Mar 16, 2016 9:28 pm

They don't teach this stuff in the stock broker exam (series 7) or even in the CFP program. I would surmise that the vast majority of financial advisors, bankers and the like know far less than could be learned in a short while reading this forum. A lot of financial advise available to the public is by salesmen with minimal education in financial topics and tremendous biases. This forum is the best place for great financial advise from great people. So I'd add to the positive sentiment and thank all the bogleheads, moderators and others who make this community possible.

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Post by Alex Frakt » Wed Mar 16, 2016 10:45 pm

holley54 wrote:People are so gracious with their time. I'm just a newbie and only 29 so I'm just getting interested in making sure my investments are sound. I'm learning tons and constantly checking this site to learn more. Just wanted to say thank you to all who have helped and are willing to help!

You are welcome. The ever-growing numbers of posts and members tell us that we are doing something right, but it's always nice to hear it directly.

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Post by VictoriaF » Thu Mar 17, 2016 2:41 pm

Alex Frakt wrote:
holley54 wrote:People are so gracious with their time. I'm just a newbie and only 29 so I'm just getting interested in making sure my investments are sound. I'm learning tons and constantly checking this site to learn more. Just wanted to say thank you to all who have helped and are willing to help!

You are welcome. The ever-growing numbers of posts and members tell us that we are doing something right, but it's always nice to hear it directly.


As a long-time Forum participant, I am used to it and sometimes forget to acknowledge its value. And so I am using this reminder to express the deepest thanks for running the Forum right.

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Post by abuss368 » Thu Mar 17, 2016 3:05 pm

holley54 wrote:People are so gracious with their time. I'm just a newbie and only 29 so I'm just getting interested in making sure my investments are sound. I'm learning tons and constantly checking this site to learn more. Just wanted to say thank you to all who have helped and are willing to help!


Hi holley54,

I would like to say "thank you". That makes the forum all the more worth it! This is the best source for "investing advice inspired by Jack Bogle."

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