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New forum subsection request

Post by gbs » Wed Feb 28, 2007 12:52 am

Hi Diehards,

In the library suggestion box we received a lot of interesting suggestions that we believe require their own sub-forum that will contain:

0. Model portfolios tracker - will trace the performance of model portfolios.

1. Personal AA tracker - Posters are invited to update by editing in the same post their personal AA and the reasons for choosing/modifying it.

2. Links to non-commercial finance web sites.

3. Links to personal finance blogs.

4. Links to commercial finance web pages.

The above topics were suggested by: orthros, AshKK, simba and gbs.

Please post here if you are interested in this proposal and/or have any other suggestions to make.

gbs

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Post by hansp » Wed Feb 28, 2007 12:56 am

Sounds Fantastic!

Hans

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Post by MattBrennan » Wed Feb 28, 2007 6:44 am

How about establishing a subforum for links to common investor tools? i.e., financial calculators, Instant X-ray, Monte Carlo, etc?

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Post by norm » Wed Feb 28, 2007 9:48 am

All sounds good to me. I would also like to see examples of what format people use to keep track of their investments.

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Post by AshKK » Wed Feb 28, 2007 9:53 am

norm wrote:I would also like to see examples of what format people use to keep track of their investments.
We use a spreadsheet. :-)
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Post by orthros » Wed Feb 28, 2007 9:58 am

norm wrote:All sounds good to me. I would also like to see examples of what format people use to keep track of their investments.
This is an excellent idea. I use a spreadsheet, but it has gotten both much simpler to use and much more powerful over the years. It'd be great to have a place to share and swap files/ideas to make them ever better.

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Post by orthros » Wed Feb 28, 2007 9:59 am

GBS,

Since I suggested idea #1, do I need to make the post that kicks it off?

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To Orthros

Post by gbs » Wed Feb 28, 2007 12:02 pm

Hi Orthoros,
orthros wrote: Since I suggested idea #1, do I need to make the post that kicks it off?
I think that you can post here a sample of what you have in mind and look out for comments.

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Post by orthros » Wed Feb 28, 2007 12:36 pm

gbs wrote:Hi Orthoros,
orthros wrote: Since I suggested idea #1, do I need to make the post that kicks it off?
I think that you can post here a sample of what you have in mind and look out for comments.

gbs
Okeydokey.

I think it would be great to have a simple AA list, like so:


15% Vanguard Total Stock Market
15% Vanguard International Index
10% Vanguard Small Index
10% Vanguard Small Cap Index
10% Vanguard Value Index

= 60% stocks

20% Vanguard Total Bond Index
20% Vanguard TIPS

= 40% bonds


And a few optional data points for those willing to share:

Age(s): Me: 34, DW: 35
Anticipated retirement age: 55
Children: 4 (so far)
Investable assets: $500K
Asset goal (in today's $): $2.5M
Long-term real E(r): 6%

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