Search found 31869 matches

by LadyGeek
Tue Apr 20, 2021 6:45 am
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: When to retire - 2 children
Replies: 49
Views: 6108

Re: When to retire - 2 children

teramesher - In order to provide appropriate advice, it's best to see all the info in one spot. I merged your update back into the original thread.

(Thanks to the member who reported the post and provided a link to the original thread.)
by LadyGeek
Tue Apr 20, 2021 6:32 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Do simple index fund-only portfolios (e.g., 3-fund, 5-fund, etc.) work for the ultra wealthy (say, $20+ million)?
Replies: 86
Views: 7996

Re: Do simple index fund-only portfolios (e.g., 3-fund, 5-fund, etc.) work for the ultra wealthy (say, $20+ million)?

How are the ultra wealthy planning for a wealth tax? How would you raise cash to pay wealth taxes on an illiquid investment? How would the value be determined? I'm guessing these questions might be off limits. I think there are some serious implications though. You only pay taxes when you actually ...
by LadyGeek
Tue Apr 20, 2021 6:17 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: [Spouse recently passed away. Please help me handle his financial matters]
Replies: 117
Views: 8456

Re: [Spouse recently passed away. Please help me handle his financial matters]

^^^ A quick administrative note - Roth is not an acronym. It's the name of a US Senator. From the wiki: Roth IRA
Named after US Senator William Roth, Roth IRAs were established by the Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997.
by LadyGeek
Mon Apr 19, 2021 6:53 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: $1,000,000 In An Ally Savings Account?
Replies: 43
Views: 5254

Re: $1,000,000 In An Ally Savings Account?

I removed an off-topic post. As a reminder, see: General Etiquette
At all times we must conduct ourselves in a respectful manner to other posters. Attacks on individuals, insults, name calling, trolling, baiting or other attempts to sow dissension are not acceptable.
by LadyGeek
Mon Apr 19, 2021 5:56 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Do simple index fund-only portfolios (e.g., 3-fund, 5-fund, etc.) work for the ultra wealthy (say, $20+ million)?
Replies: 86
Views: 7996

Re: Do simple index fund-only portfolios (e.g., 3-fund, 5-fund, etc.) work for the ultra wealthy (say, $20+ million)?

I removed an off-topic post linking to an article which discusses political opinions of the wealth tax. As a reminder, see: Politics and Religion In order to avoid the inevitable frictions that arise from these topics, political or religious posts and comments are prohibited. The only exceptions to...
by LadyGeek
Mon Apr 19, 2021 4:08 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: How to use Vanguard Portfolio Watch, M* X-ray, Fidelity GPS for rebalancing
Replies: 113
Views: 92835

Re: How to use Vanguard Portfolio Watch, M* X-ray, Fidelity GPS for rebalancing

^^^ Caution on the dates - livesoft's post was from April 22, 2020 (1 year ago).

Here's a relevant thread: Vanguard Portfolio Watch has a new look
by LadyGeek
Mon Apr 19, 2021 3:40 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Portfolio Tracking Apps?
Replies: 7
Views: 428

Re: Portfolio Tracking Apps?

This thread is now in the Investing - Theory, News & General forum (general question).
by LadyGeek
Mon Apr 19, 2021 1:34 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Please help with windows [Microsoft Windows]
Replies: 9
Views: 592

Re: Please help with windows [Microsoft Windows]

This thread is now in the Personal Consumer Issues forum (computer help). I also retitled the thread for clarity.
by LadyGeek
Mon Apr 19, 2021 8:57 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How to opt out of people search sites?
Replies: 6
Views: 1184

Re: How to opt out of people search sites?

This thread is now in the Personal Consumer Issues forum (computer search).
by LadyGeek
Mon Apr 19, 2021 6:42 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Facemask Recommendations?
Replies: 42
Views: 2552

Re: Facemask Recommendations?

Upon further review, this discussion is about facemask recommendations - a consumer item.

This thread is now unlocked to continue the discussion.

(Thanks to the member who provided the oversight by reporting the post.)
by LadyGeek
Mon Apr 19, 2021 6:33 am
Forum: US Chapters
Topic: Post your Financial Milestone Announcements Here
Replies: 2311
Views: 274185

Re: Post your Financial Milestone Announcements Here

I merged fortfun's thread into the ongoing discussion. The combined thread is in the US Chapters (community) forum.

Congrats! :beer
by LadyGeek
Mon Apr 19, 2021 6:28 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: [Spouse recently passed away. Please help me handle his financial matters]
Replies: 117
Views: 8456

Re: [Spouse recently passed away. Please help me handle his financial matters]

The wiki has some general guidelines for deciding if you should do the conversion. See: Roth IRA conversion Put traditional-to-Roth IRA conversions as a low priority. Not only do you need to have a complete picture of your current finances, but you should also have a good idea of what your financial...
by LadyGeek
Sun Apr 18, 2021 7:51 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Beginning to evaluate the holdings of Vanguard Target Retirement Funds
Replies: 138
Views: 8431

Re: Beginning to evaluate the holdings of Vanguard Target Retirement Funds

This is a "No politics" forum. I removed an off-topic post. As a reminder, see: Politics and Religion In order to avoid the inevitable frictions that arise from these topics, political or religious posts and comments are prohibited. The only exceptions to this rule are: Common religious e...
by LadyGeek
Sun Apr 18, 2021 10:56 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Experience with Citibank Bonus Offer
Replies: 24
Views: 2117

Re: Experience with Citibank Bonus Offer

This thread is now in the Personal Finance (Not Investing) forum (bank).
by LadyGeek
Sun Apr 18, 2021 10:37 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks continue to soar!
Replies: 14654
Views: 1126632

Re: U.S. stocks continue to soar!

Let's stay on-topic.
by LadyGeek
Sun Apr 18, 2021 10:34 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Travel to Vietnam, Thailand, or India
Replies: 51
Views: 4329

Re: Travel to Vietnam, Thailand, or India

An off-topic post related to the coronavirus has been removed. See: Please read before posting on coronavirus/COVID-19

Please stay on-topic, which is travel.
by LadyGeek
Sun Apr 18, 2021 9:34 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: [Fidelity Health Savings Account Mega-Thread]
Replies: 1120
Views: 141419

Re: [Fidelity Health Savings Account Mega-Thread]

Last month, I withdrew all of my Fidelity HSA funds to cover unreimbursed medical expenses. Or so I thought. At the end of the month, I got 0.05 interest for the balance in the account prior to the withdrawal. It turns out I did a partial withdrawal, but I didn't see any options for a full withdrawa...
by LadyGeek
Sun Apr 18, 2021 9:21 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: What would Bogle think of Dogecoin?
Replies: 30
Views: 1846

Re: What would Bogle think of Dogecoin?

This thread has run its course and is locked (topic exhausted). See: Locked Topics Moderators or site admins may lock a topic (set it so no more replies may be added) when a violation of posting policy has occurred. Occasionally, even if there are no overt violations of posting policy, a topic (or ...
by LadyGeek
Sun Apr 18, 2021 9:18 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Maybe a stupid question but why invest in bonds instead of paying down mortgage?
Replies: 47
Views: 3381

Re: Maybe a stupid question but why invest in bonds instead of paying down mortgage?

I removed an off-topic post. As a reminder, see: General Etiquette
At all times we must conduct ourselves in a respectful manner to other posters.
by LadyGeek
Sun Apr 18, 2021 8:17 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Cryptocurrency - Bitcoin Continues to Soar!
Replies: 299
Views: 25410

Re: Cryptocurrency - Bitcoin Continues to Soar!

FYI - Crypto drops should be discussed in Cryptocurrency in Free Fall.
by LadyGeek
Sun Apr 18, 2021 6:53 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How to get the best sleep?
Replies: 27
Views: 1905

Re: How to get the best sleep?

This thread has run its course and is locked (several posts are suggesting medical remedies, which is medical advice). See: Medical Issues Questions on medical issues are beyond the scope of the forum. If you are looking for medical information online, I suggest you start with the Medical Library A...
by LadyGeek
Sun Apr 18, 2021 6:42 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 6583
Views: 1452721

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

"The Sound of Metal" on Amazon Prime. Really didn't think I fit the demographics for this movie and was prepared to not like it or the character... but it has been mentioned here too many times to ignore. Watched it with my wife and we both really enjoyed it. I agree it will be up for awa...
by LadyGeek
Sat Apr 17, 2021 8:34 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Facemask Recommendations?
Replies: 42
Views: 2552

Re: Facemask Recommendations?

This thread has run its course and is locked (medical advice regarding mask usage). See: Medical Issues Questions on medical issues are beyond the scope of the forum. If you are looking for medical information online, I suggest you start with the Medical Library Association's User's Guide to Findin...
by LadyGeek
Sat Apr 17, 2021 6:15 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Coinbase IPO - anyone tempted?
Replies: 184
Views: 12308

Re: Coinbase IPO - anyone tempted?

^^^ SlowMovingInvestor requested a moderator to help flag misleading information. I have edited the impacted posts to help point to the correction.
by LadyGeek
Sat Apr 17, 2021 3:47 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Who can truly afford to buy a house in this market?
Replies: 26
Views: 1761

Re: Who can truly afford to buy a house in this market?

This thread has run its course and is locked (not personal nor actionable). General comment threads are off topic in the forums with "Personal" in the title. See: A reminder that non-investing general comment threads are OT - It must be personal . In other words, you must be asking about ...
by LadyGeek
Sat Apr 17, 2021 3:40 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Equal weight for index fund?
Replies: 55
Views: 6011

Re: Equal weight for index fund?

I removed an off-topic comment. As a reminder, see: General Etiquette
At all times we must conduct ourselves in a respectful manner to other posters. Attacks on individuals, insults, name calling, trolling, baiting or other attempts to sow dissension are not acceptable.
by LadyGeek
Sat Apr 17, 2021 2:00 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: How is your IRA held?
Replies: 7
Views: 1188

Re: How is your IRA held?

This thread is now in the Personal Finance (Not Investing) forum (IRA).
by LadyGeek
Sat Apr 17, 2021 1:16 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: ACA subsidy cliff now going away! Yay!
Replies: 161
Views: 18159

Re: ACA subsidy cliff now going away! Yay!

I merged Watty's thread into the ongoing discussion.

(Thanks to the member who reported the post and supplied the link.)
by LadyGeek
Sat Apr 17, 2021 1:12 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Cockroach Coming Out of Hole in Sink?
Replies: 32
Views: 3139

Re: Cockroach Coming Out of Hole in Sink?

^^^ In case it's not clear, the "trap" is the lower "U" shaped section of the drain pipe. Water is collected or is "trapped" there and creates a natural block of vapors coming in from the sewer line.
by LadyGeek
Sat Apr 17, 2021 11:19 am
Forum: US Chapters
Topic: How to better advertise the Upcoming Events calendar? [a.k.a. Calendar of Events]
Replies: 25
Views: 1817

Re: How to better advertise the Upcoming Events calendar? [a.k.a. Calendar of Events]

The Calendar of Events page has been revised to better reflect the content. In addition to chapter meetings, the calendar contains the Bogle Center for Financial Literacy's Speaker Series events, as well as Rick Ferri's Bogleheads on Investing podcasts. The blog page description has been revised. Ad...
by LadyGeek
Sat Apr 17, 2021 10:48 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Vanguard - How America Invests
Replies: 28
Views: 3278

Re: Vanguard - How America Invests

I removed a contentious interchange which may be the result of a misunderstanding. As a reminder, see: General Etiquette
We expect this forum to be a place where people can feel comfortable asking questions and where debates and discussions are conducted in civil tones.
by LadyGeek
Sat Apr 17, 2021 10:45 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Cockroach Coming Out of Hole in Sink?
Replies: 32
Views: 3139

Re: Cockroach Coming Out of Hole in Sink?

I removed a suggestion which is unsafe and is a fire hazard.

Please stay on-topic.
by LadyGeek
Fri Apr 16, 2021 8:09 pm
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: Please Try Out Test Posts Here
Replies: 402
Views: 291394

Re: Please Try Out Test Posts Here

^^^ Welcome! You just needed to wait a little longer.

Check again: [Australia] Asset Allocation, Portfolio, Rebalancing & Strategy Advice
by LadyGeek
Fri Apr 16, 2021 3:37 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Anyone buy a Toyota Rav4 Hybrid recently?
Replies: 23
Views: 2389

Re: Anyone buy a Toyota Rav4 Hybrid recently?

^^^ I also bought my 2020 RAV4 in December 2019, but it wasn't a hybrid. I can't compare it to a hybrid, but still love the car.
by LadyGeek
Fri Apr 16, 2021 3:24 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Anyone buy a Toyota Rav4 Hybrid recently?
Replies: 23
Views: 2389

Re: Anyone buy a Toyota Rav4 Hybrid recently?

This thread is now in the Personal Consumer Issues forum (car).
by LadyGeek
Fri Apr 16, 2021 2:26 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: WSJ Article: New Investors Discover Tax Pitfalls of Robinhood and Other Trading Apps
Replies: 15
Views: 1936

Re: WSJ Article: New Investors Discover Tax Pitfalls of Robinhood and Other Trading Apps

Discussions of dishonest behavior or bypassing the law is totally unacceptable. I removed several posts which suggest how to bypass the WSJ Subscriber Agreement.
by LadyGeek
Fri Apr 16, 2021 2:10 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks continue to soar!
Replies: 14654
Views: 1126632

Re: U.S. stocks continue to soar!

I removed an off-topic interchange regarding valuation of an NJ real estate property.

Please stay on-topic.
by LadyGeek
Fri Apr 16, 2021 12:58 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: At what salary range to move out of a HCOL state?
Replies: 21
Views: 2122

Re: At what salary range to move out of a HCOL state?

I removed a contentious interchange. As a reminder, see: General Etiquette
At all times we must conduct ourselves in a respectful manner to other posters.
by LadyGeek
Fri Apr 16, 2021 12:52 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Federal E-File rejected due to Duplicate 1099-R
Replies: 52
Views: 3722

Re: Federal E-File rejected due to Duplicate 1099-R

^^^ I merged Ddd7651's thread into the ongoing discussion.
by LadyGeek
Fri Apr 16, 2021 12:48 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks continue to soar!
Replies: 14654
Views: 1126632

Re: U.S. stocks continue to soar!

With regards to some earlier comments about property valuation, please stay on-topic.
by LadyGeek
Fri Apr 16, 2021 9:46 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: can I get boglehead approval for a 70K truck?
Replies: 97
Views: 5385

Re: can I get boglehead approval for a 70K truck?

This thread is now in the Personal Consumer Issues forum (truck).
by LadyGeek
Fri Apr 16, 2021 9:45 am
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Help Request for Accounts
Replies: 11
Views: 735

Re: Help Request for Accounts

FrodoKenobi - You had a duplicate thread containing your update. I merged the replies back into here and removed your duplicate post. As noted earlier, everything should go in this thread. Just view this thread and hit "Post Reply". We'll answer all your questions here. This isn't a big de...
by LadyGeek
Fri Apr 16, 2021 8:37 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Wi-Fi router recommendations
Replies: 28
Views: 2201

Re: Wi-Fi router recommendations

If you go with Google (or most others), you can get the ad blocking with a Raspberry Pi and setting it up as a Pi Hole. What is raspberry pi? Is it legal? Would it allow you to watch youtube on apple tv without ads? Here you go: Teach, Learn, and Make with Raspberry Pi (a low-cost computer) And: Pi...
by LadyGeek
Fri Apr 16, 2021 8:33 am
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Help Request for Accounts
Replies: 11
Views: 735

Re: Help Request for Accounts

FrodoKenobi - In order to provide appropriate advice, it's best to keep all the info in one spot. I merged your update back into the original thread. Don't worry about the confusing mush, it's fine. We're here to help. The hardest questions to answer are the ones not asked. If you don't understand a...
by LadyGeek
Fri Apr 16, 2021 7:02 am
Forum: Non-US Investing
Topic: [Wiki: Sharia-compliant investing]
Replies: 15
Views: 1057

Re: [Wiki: Sharia-compliant investing]

We can put shortcuts in the wiki's search box so typing "Sharia" or "ESG" will go to that page. (SRI is the first word and will always show in the search box.)
by LadyGeek
Thu Apr 15, 2021 5:44 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: 1099 for ebay Sales over $600
Replies: 3
Views: 422

Re: 1099 for ebay Sales over $600

This thread has run its course and is locked. Speculation about future legislation is prohibited by forum policy, see: Unacceptable Topics Politics and Religion In order to avoid the inevitable frictions that arise from these topics, political or religious posts and comments are prohibited. The onl...
by LadyGeek
Thu Apr 15, 2021 2:51 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks continue to soar!
Replies: 14654
Views: 1126632

Re: U.S. stocks continue to soar!

I removed an off-topic post discussing the coronavirus and viruses in general. As a reminder, the main intent of the post must be on-topic.

Also see: Please read before posting on coronavirus/COVID-19