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by LadyGeek
Sun Apr 11, 2021 10:24 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: The First 100k
Replies: 3
Views: 447

Re: The First 100k

This thread is now in the Investing - Theory, News & General forum (general discussion).
by LadyGeek
Sun Apr 11, 2021 10:10 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Planning to travel to New York.
Replies: 7
Views: 475

Re: Planning to travel to New York.

This thread is now in the Personal Consumer Issues forum (travel).
by LadyGeek
Sun Apr 11, 2021 9:12 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: [Spouse recently passed away. Please help me handle his financial matters]
Replies: 64
Views: 1687

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

Bennie - In order to give appropriate advice, it's best to keep all the information in one spot. What's mentioned for one situation is relevant to another. I merged all of your questions into a single thread. Everything is related to your portfolio and legal documents. Just ask whatever question you...
by LadyGeek
Sun Apr 11, 2021 7:28 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Vanguard Portfolio Watch has a new look
Replies: 80
Views: 6421

Re: Vanguard Portfolio Watch has a new look

Yes, they do. And when I select a different account type from the account drop-down box, they reappear.
by LadyGeek
Sun Apr 11, 2021 7:20 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: CryptoHeads: What's next after NFTs?
Replies: 22
Views: 1581

Re: CryptoHeads: What's next after NFTs?

This thread has run its course and is locked (topic exhausted, not productive). 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 poli...
by LadyGeek
Sun Apr 11, 2021 6:52 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: [Spouse recently passed away. Please help me handle his financial matters]
Replies: 64
Views: 1687

Re: Stimulus check for spouse who recently died

Welcome! I am very sorry for your loss. I became a widow last year and have deposited checks made out to a deceased husband. The key point is that you need to have a joint checking account that's still open. If so, you can deposit the check in that account. Please see my thread here: Depositing a de...
by LadyGeek
Sat Apr 10, 2021 7:38 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: CNBC headline - does it serve as a contrarian indicator
Replies: 7
Views: 1433

Re: CNBC headline - does it serve as a contrarian indicator

This thread has run its course and is locked (economic policy, journalism). See: Non-actionable (Trolling) Topics If readers can't do anything with the content of a topic other than argue about it, it does not belong here. Examples include: US or world economic, political, tax, health care and clim...
by LadyGeek
Sat Apr 10, 2021 7:00 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Repair plasma television or get new TV?
Replies: 76
Views: 5413

Re: Repair plasma television or get new TV?

My 63" Samsung plasma PN63B550T2F, manufactured in July 2009, is still going strong. When I first got it, this model had a problem with a noisy power supply. At high current draw, i.e. white picture, you could hear the supply buzz from across the room. At the time, it was a common problem with...
by LadyGeek
Sat Apr 10, 2021 6:12 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: CNBC headline - does it serve as a contrarian indicator
Replies: 7
Views: 1433

Re: CNBC headline - does it serve as a contrarian indicator

I removed an off-topic interchange (political perspective of a news organization). 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: Commo...
by LadyGeek
Sat Apr 10, 2021 3:55 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Register NOW for these Bogleheads Speaker Series Events
Replies: 119
Views: 12483

Re: Register NOW for these Bogleheads Speaker Series Events

Are you saying that the attendee list was publicly visible? :?:

I'm glad I never registered.
by LadyGeek
Sat Apr 10, 2021 2:58 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Register NOW for these Bogleheads Speaker Series Events
Replies: 119
Views: 12483

Re: Register NOW for these Bogleheads Speaker Series Events

I hope so, I missed the event. The link in my downloaded calendar showed a login screen. I wasn't going to create an account, so I'll wait for the replay.
by LadyGeek
Sat Apr 10, 2021 8:16 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: FSMAX Shows 6% Loss Today?
Replies: 39
Views: 2436

Re: FSMAX Shows 6% Loss Today?

I merged Theseus's thread into the ongoing discussion. The combined thread is now in the Investing - Theory, News & General (general question).

In anticipation of a distribution, the wiki has some background info: Why did my fund unexpectedly drop in value
by LadyGeek
Sat Apr 10, 2021 6:46 am
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Roth Ira
Replies: 11
Views: 746

Re: Roth Ira

John1014 - In order to provide appropriate advice, it's best to keep all the information in one spot. I merged your update back into the original thread.

If you have any questions, ask them here.

(Thanks to the member who reported the post and supplied a link to the original thread.)
by LadyGeek
Sat Apr 10, 2021 6:43 am
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Allocate 401k by contribution source
Replies: 15
Views: 915

Re: Allocate 401k by contribution source

I removed some off-topic posts - the discussion was getting contentious.

The point about gathering additional information has been made, let's move on.
by LadyGeek
Sat Apr 10, 2021 6:36 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Register NOW for these Bogleheads Speaker Series Events
Replies: 119
Views: 12483

Re: Register NOW for these Bogleheads Speaker Series Events

^^^ Bumping for visibility. Bill Bernstein's interview is today at 1 PM Eastern.
by LadyGeek
Fri Apr 09, 2021 7:19 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Beat the market by only holding after hours
Replies: 56
Views: 3312

Re: Beat the market by only holding after hours

I removed a contentious interchange. As a reminder, see: General Etiquette This is a moderated forum. 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. Discussions are about issues, not people. If yo...
by LadyGeek
Fri Apr 09, 2021 6:18 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Vanguard Portfolio Watch has a new look
Replies: 80
Views: 6421

Re: Vanguard Portfolio Watch has a new look

Just happened to look at Portfolio Watch this morning (curiosity). It reports that I have 16% in international bonds but the only funds I hold that have any non-US bonds is Investment Grade (short and intermediate) and the fund report shows that international is < 5% for those funds alone; my total...
by LadyGeek
Fri Apr 09, 2021 5:56 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Mixing Bogle and Ramsey to build my portfolio
Replies: 73
Views: 5599

Re: Mixing Bogle and Ramsey to build my portfolio

I removed an off-topic post and reply. 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
Fri Apr 09, 2021 1:34 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: IRA, Roth Taxable
Replies: 6
Views: 412

Re: IRA, Roth Taxable

Purple123$ - In order to give appropriate advice, it's best to keep all the information in one spot. I merged your update back into the original thread.

If you have any questions, ask them here.

(Thanks to the member who reported the post and provided a link to the original thread.)
by LadyGeek
Fri Apr 09, 2021 10:06 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Disappointed in Missing a Long Term Financial Goal
Replies: 61
Views: 9149

Re: Disappointed in Missing a Long Term Financial Goal

...Had I known mods would have cut/cancelled this thread, I never would have responded to my old thread. It made sense read in its entirety. PLEASE reinstate. Today is my birthday. Post your Financial Milestone Announcements Here is a "catch-all" for anyone hitting financial milestones. Y...
by LadyGeek
Thu Apr 08, 2021 8:46 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Just spoke w FA at VG [Financial Advisor at Vanguard]
Replies: 14
Views: 1285

Re: Just spoke w FA at VG [Financial Advisor at Vanguard]

Ineed$ - You started a duplicate thread. I merged the thread (with replies) into the first thread.
by LadyGeek
Thu Apr 08, 2021 8:02 pm
Forum: US Chapters
Topic: Post your Financial Milestone Announcements Here
Replies: 2277
Views: 270495

Re: Post your Financial Milestone Announcements Here

I merged elliott1234's thread into the ongoing discussion. The combined thread is in the US Chapters (community) forum.

Congrats on cracking that 100k! :beer
by LadyGeek
Thu Apr 08, 2021 7:51 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Vanguard Portfolio Watch has a new look
Replies: 80
Views: 6421

Re: Vanguard Portfolio Watch has a new look

I merged bbrown's and babapanda's thread into the ongoing discussion. The combined thread is in the Investing - Theory, News & General forum (general discussion).
by LadyGeek
Thu Apr 08, 2021 10:52 am
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: Question about discussion of a proposed law or regulation
Replies: 14
Views: 771

Re: Question about discussion of a proposed law or regulation

Sorry, no. There are too many unknowns to give accurate advice. At issue is that you are working with your life's savings, or a large dollar amount is involved. Making the wrong decision based on inaccurate advice can be very costly. This is why we don't permit discussions until the legislation is s...
by LadyGeek
Thu Apr 08, 2021 6:56 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: So what are you cooking
Replies: 457
Views: 35698

Re: So what are you cooking

Scallops and diced tomatoes over angel hair pasta. Recipe: Angel Hair Pasta with Scallops and Tomatoes There was a bit more liquid when I cooked the scallops and they turned out a bit tough. For the wine, I used an open bottle of Sauvignon Blanc. This is a case where you definitely want to use the s...
by LadyGeek
Wed Apr 07, 2021 8:42 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Complex and Cluttered Portfolios
Replies: 6
Views: 768

Re: Complex and Cluttered Portfolios

This thread is now in the Investing - Theory, News & General forum (general discussion).
by LadyGeek
Wed Apr 07, 2021 6:03 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: I feel like my friend is about to make a massive financial mistake
Replies: 153
Views: 22230

Re: I feel like my friend is about to make a massive financial mistake

I removed an off-topic post linking to a dating site. 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 a...
by LadyGeek
Wed Apr 07, 2021 2:58 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Developed markets
Replies: 1
Views: 284

Re: Developed markets

This thread is now in the Investing - Theory, News & General forum (general discussion).
by LadyGeek
Wed Apr 07, 2021 10:28 am
Forum: US Chapters
Topic: "Starting Out" Life Stage Chapter Master Thread
Replies: 15
Views: 1864

Re: "Starting Out" Life Stage Chapter Master Thread

I should point out that our sister Canadian wiki, finiki, the Canadian financial wiki , has already developed Life Stage outlines. This is a collaborative effort of the Canadian editors, Peculiar_Investor is an admin for both the Bogleheads and Canadian wikis. The current articles are: Outline for y...
by LadyGeek
Wed Apr 07, 2021 9:56 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Advice for Parent struggling with recent retirement
Replies: 12
Views: 1781

Re: Advice for Parent struggling with recent retirement

This thread has run its course and is locked (mental health issues). See: Acceptable Topics and Subforum Guidelines This is an investing and personal finance forum. We also maintain a subforum that allow our members to discuss consumer goods and services and recreational activities. Anything else i...
by LadyGeek
Wed Apr 07, 2021 8:10 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Vanguard Portfolio Watch has a new look
Replies: 80
Views: 6421

Re: Vanguard Portfolio Watch has a new look

For me, the tool is broken. I have POA (agent authorization) for my Mom's investments. The drop-down menu shows the separate accounts (good), but my Mom's account shows all zeros for her investments (broken). Additionally, the portfolio alerts (under the Portoflio overview section) never clear. Ever...
by LadyGeek
Wed Apr 07, 2021 6:22 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: I feel like my friend is about to make a massive financial mistake
Replies: 153
Views: 22230

Re: I feel like my friend is about to make a massive financial mistake

I removed several posts and comments containing sexist remarks. As a reminder, see: General Etiquette
avoid... and otherwise offensive words and remarks
by LadyGeek
Wed Apr 07, 2021 6:07 am
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: Automatic Logout?
Replies: 6
Views: 644

Re: Automatic Logout?

Here's a few possibiilities: - When you login, be sure to check the "Remember be" box under username / password fields. Not doing so will log you out when you try to post or do other forum actions (I forget what they are). Don't blame me, I didn't write the software. That's how it works. -...
by LadyGeek
Tue Apr 06, 2021 6:09 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Oil change interval for low-mileage vehicles
Replies: 172
Views: 22508

Re: Oil change interval for low-mileage vehicles

I merged bb201's thread into a similar discussion.
by LadyGeek
Tue Apr 06, 2021 3:16 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Archegos
Replies: 2
Views: 552

Re: Archegos

I removed an off-topic post. This thread has run its course and is locked (not actionable, other people). See: Non-actionable (Trolling) Topics If readers can't do anything with the content of a topic other than argue about it, it does not belong here. Examples include: US or world economic, politi...
by LadyGeek
Tue Apr 06, 2021 2:19 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Roth conversion
Replies: 28
Views: 1715

Re: Roth conversion

Luckygirl - In order to give appropriate advice, it's best to keep all the information in one spot. I merged your update back into the original thread.

If you have any questions, ask them here.
by LadyGeek
Tue Apr 06, 2021 1:21 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: ACA subsidy cliff now going away! Yay!
Replies: 155
Views: 17511

Re: ACA subsidy cliff now going away! Yay!

I merged aprilcpa's thread into the ongoing discussion.
by LadyGeek
Tue Apr 06, 2021 7:36 am
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: [Should I use my Emergency Fund to fund my IRAs?]
Replies: 12
Views: 512

Re: Should an Emergency Fund be in a Roth

beyou wrote: Tue Apr 06, 2021 6:41 am [Post moved into here --admin LadyGeek]
...
beyou - It looks like you posted in the old thread while I was moving the posts. I moved your post into this thread.

(Thanks to the member who reported the post.)
by LadyGeek
Tue Apr 06, 2021 6:45 am
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: [Should I use my Emergency Fund to fund my IRAs?]
Replies: 12
Views: 512

Re: [Should I use my Emergency Fund to fund my IRAs?]

Thank you, LadyGeek. I'm a newbie around here. I didn't know if it was better to reuse an old thread or start a new one. No problem. OK, now I see what you're doing. It's a bit different than the situation presented in the older thread. I moved your post to a new thread in the Personal Investments ...
by LadyGeek
Tue Apr 06, 2021 6:29 am
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: [Should I use my Emergency Fund to fund my IRAs?]
Replies: 12
Views: 512

Re: Should an Emergency Fund be in a Roth

This thread is now in the Investing - Theory, News & General forum (general discussion).

dgilly - FYI - You are bumping a 2009 thread.

Update: See below.
by LadyGeek
Mon Apr 05, 2021 6:32 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: 2021 Check Up. 31 Years Old. NW $5M.
Replies: 48
Views: 5773

Re: 2021 Check Up. 31 Years Old. NW $5M.

I removed several off-topic posts. 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. ...At all times we must conduct ourselves in a respectful manner to other po...
by LadyGeek
Mon Apr 05, 2021 5:43 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Can someone become bankrupt from gift contracts?
Replies: 16
Views: 1707

Re: Can someone become bankrupt from gift contracts?

LibraryWhat, Welcome!

I assume this hypothetical situation is something you are considering.

Perhaps we have a difference of terminology, as I'm not sure what you're referring to. Can you please provide an example of a gift contract?
by LadyGeek
Mon Apr 05, 2021 4:17 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: The Atlantic: The Autopilot Economy -- Economists ... are Worried That Index Funds are Hurting Markets
Replies: 28
Views: 3357

Re: The Atlantic: The Autopilot Economy -- Economists ... are Worried That Index Funds are Hurting Markets

I merged Humility101's and RubyTuesday's post into here.

The thread remains locked.

Please do not start a new thread on this topic.
by LadyGeek
Mon Apr 05, 2021 2:46 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: How much Net Worth do you really need to be in the Top One Percent?
Replies: 12
Views: 2239

Re: How much Net Worth do you really need to be in the Top One Percent?

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
Mon Apr 05, 2021 12:55 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Forgoing Taking RMD's in 2020
Replies: 4
Views: 818

Re: Forgoing Taking RMD's in 2020

For the record, speculation about future legislation is prohibited by forum policy, see: Unacceptable Topics [/color] 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 r...