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by Fogbank
Wed Feb 03, 2021 4:14 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: 2 computers, 1 set of peripherals
Replies: 20
Views: 1196

Re: 2 computers, 1 set of peripherals

I have a similar arrangement and use Logitech MX devices for the KB and Mouse and a Monitor that will accept multiple inputs. The KB and Mouse have switches on them that will let you switch between multiple (up to 3) computers. They both support USB dongle style wireless adapters and computers with ...
by Fogbank
Mon Feb 01, 2021 2:22 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: BH opinions on financial assistance for parents
Replies: 22
Views: 913

Re: BH opinions on financial assistance for parents

It's super duper easy to say you would never help a relative or friend out financially. I felt the same way too, until my Mother and Stepfather needed help to keep the lights on and food on the table. My stepbrothers and I supported them until both of them passed. When you see it happening, feelings...
by Fogbank
Sat Jan 30, 2021 8:01 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Off the grid
Replies: 38
Views: 4074

Re: Off the grid

I don't live off-grid, but I have a very good friend who did for a long time. As he got older and started having a few health problems he finally gave in and got the utility company to come hook him up.... The time and money it took to maintain just wasn't worth it to him anymore. It depends on your...
by Fogbank
Wed Jan 27, 2021 8:01 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: [GameStop GME trading mega-thread]
Replies: 4545
Views: 227982

Re: Help me set a Sell limit order for GME (GameStop)

Something weird is going on with the subreddit. It won't load, but I can get to other subs just fine... Are we finally seeing an imposed end to this madness?

Get those Sell orders in ASAP folks, in case the SEC halts trading.
by Fogbank
Sat Jan 23, 2021 7:54 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: is agile training worth it for execs?
Replies: 15
Views: 1712

Re: is agile training worth it for execs?

If so, and if your organization truly embraces it, then training is probably worth while. It has a lot of adherents. In order for an organization to truly embrace it, and to benefit from it, is if the whole chain of command (including execs) truly understands it and adjusts their own expectations a...
by Fogbank
Sat Jan 23, 2021 7:27 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Alternatives to Recommending Dave Ramsey?
Replies: 63
Views: 4648

Re: Alternatives to Recommending Dave Ramsey?

It's been several years since I read it, but the The Millionaire Next Door I think espouses many of the same themes that Dave R. tries to instill in people. I also agree that Dave's advice regarding which debt to pay off first doesn't make sense from a strictly mathematical/financial standpoint, but...
by Fogbank
Thu Jan 21, 2021 5:18 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: I have learned my lesson. No more preaching finances to my friends or family
Replies: 119
Views: 14459

Re: I have learned my lesson. No more preaching finances to my friends or family

My Brother In Law came to me in a panic last spring. I managed to keep him from pulling all his money out of the market (all tax-sheltered)- and convinced him to keep investing in the 401k plan at his job. That took a lot of explaining and it made me pretty uncomfortable, but he thanked me later.
by Fogbank
Thu Jan 21, 2021 11:49 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: What Causes Burnout at Work?
Replies: 124
Views: 10146

Re: What Causes Burnout at Work?

Meh, I don't care about roasts on the internet. I said the rant was over, but there is a little left. New mom doesn't work when she comes back. She spends a month ogling her newborn longingly on her phone on the daycare's video system, gathering all the other moms in her office to discuss strained ...
by Fogbank
Thu Jan 21, 2021 10:06 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: What Causes Burnout at Work?
Replies: 124
Views: 10146

Re: What Causes Burnout at Work?

Meh, I don't care about roasts on the internet. I said the rant was over, but there is a little left. New mom doesn't work when she comes back. She spends a month ogling her newborn longingly on her phone on the daycare's video system, gathering all the other moms in her office to discuss strained ...
by Fogbank
Wed Jan 20, 2021 9:12 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: What Causes Burnout at Work?
Replies: 124
Views: 10146

Re: What Causes Burnout at Work?

In tech, it starts at the top of the food chain. Show me a business with a weak CIO and I'll show you a business with poor IT infrastructure, loads of technical debt, and "burned out" ICs. Technical debt is the "dark matter" of the business world. We know it exists, it's hard for...
by Fogbank
Tue Jan 19, 2021 2:50 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How is living in Auburn, AL
Replies: 47
Views: 4843

Re: How is living in Auburn, AL

Alabama is a Drinking State with a Football Problem
by Fogbank
Tue Jan 19, 2021 10:38 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How is living in Auburn, AL
Replies: 47
Views: 4843

Re: How is living in Auburn, AL

A someone who spent a great deal of time in Alabama, but is a fan of "the other team," even I have to admit Auburn is a great town. People are friendly to the max there (even above and beyond typical Alabama hospitality.) Unless maybe you are walking around in Crimson in November. I would ...
by Fogbank
Tue Jan 19, 2021 8:16 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Anyone have the new Apple M1 MacBook?
Replies: 28
Views: 2891

Re: Anyone have the new Apple M1 MacBook?

(As an aside, it's interesting to me that Apple has now gone back to the previous keyboard design and is rumored to be bringing back MagSafe for charging and dropping the touch bar. In other words, pretty much every "innovation" of the past decade outside the silicon is being jettisoned.)...
by Fogbank
Thu Jan 14, 2021 8:20 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Should priority always be control of your life?
Replies: 33
Views: 2498

Re: Should priority always be control of your life?

Agree with this. There are times in your life when circumstances prevent you behaving in accordance with your stated priorities in life. Many times my job in IT required me to sacrifice good health habits in order to complete an important project. The key for me was to recognize this and try to mak...
by Fogbank
Thu Jan 14, 2021 7:30 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What is so special about the Toyota Tacoma?
Replies: 97
Views: 10497

Re: What is so special about the Toyota Tacoma?

I'm normally a Ford guy, but right now I own a 2006 Tacoma (4wd Crew Cab SR5) Reliability is A+ Resale Value is stupid good. Blue book says my truck is worth about $4-5k less than I paid for it in 2012. I paid cash for it so Ignoring maintenance costs I've essentially driven it for almost 9 years fo...
by Fogbank
Wed Jan 13, 2021 7:02 am
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Is this FIRE plan crazy?
Replies: 19
Views: 3315

Re: Is this FIRE plan crazy?

I'm doing much the same thing OP, except I'm not as aggressive as far as my taxable allocation and am 100% in funds. Maxing out tax-advantaged, but also auto-investing into taxable to the tune of $3000/month. The plan is to retire as soon as I feel our Tax-Advantaged balances are high enough, and Ta...
by Fogbank
Sun Jan 10, 2021 7:09 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Fidelity free Turbotax
Replies: 858
Views: 96459

Re: Fidelity free Turbotax

I don't see where $10 off Deluxe ($30 instead of $40), with ANOTHER $40 (down from $50) for one state from Fido is better than $40 for Deluxe + State from Amazon. We have just over $500K (household) with Fido. I was about to post this... You actually come out ahead if you just order it from Amazon....
by Fogbank
Sat Jan 09, 2021 8:10 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: The Accumulation of Wealth
Replies: 64
Views: 11488

Re: The Accumulation of Wealth

First of all Congratulations OP. I think you and I have similar backgrounds and I understand where you are coming from. Bouncing off the 2 comma club here also, and in my early 40s. I also came from a pretty lower-middle-class background. Raised by a single mom, had to work in HS to keep the lights ...
by Fogbank
Tue Jan 05, 2021 8:48 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Anti-Boglehead Confessions
Replies: 102
Views: 11416

Re: Anti-Boglehead Confessions

Plowed fun money into ITOT on the way down in the spring. Nice 25-30% gains there. At least it’s an index. However... Im sort of fascinated with the flight to the NYC suburbs during COVID so I put some more money into UBA around the same time and sold recently for a 50% gain. I’m going to quit now l...
by Fogbank
Sat Jan 02, 2021 9:26 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: No stimulus check:
Replies: 19
Views: 1719

Re: No stimulus check:

How about this...Yea, I got it and paid bills with it. That's what DW said when my in-laws asked... Her brother is especially nosy about our financial status. She just doesn't have the heart to clue him in to the fact that she makes more money than him.... He's just assumed for years and years that...
by Fogbank
Thu Jan 30, 2020 8:18 am
Forum: US Chapters
Topic: Sad news: LadyGeek's husband has passed
Replies: 352
Views: 29210

Re: Sad news: LadyGeek's husband has passed

Sorry for your loss LadyGeek, please accept my condolences and best wishes.
by Fogbank
Wed Jan 29, 2020 1:15 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Daughter's Boston Job Offer
Replies: 115
Views: 9851

Re: Daughter's Boston Job Offer

One minor point I thought of that might explain this: Boston is definitely a HCOL area, no doubt about that. But IMHO another thing that must be considered before plugging a salary offer into a tool and comparing differences between zip codes is that the Boston area is awash in universities with STE...
by Fogbank
Wed Jan 29, 2020 8:33 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Advice Please: Easy Negotiations Just Turned Hairy
Replies: 27
Views: 4329

Re: Advice Please: Easy Negotiations Just Turned Hairy

Greetings Bogleheads, long-time listener first-time caller. Anyhow WRT the topic: OP: Sounds like the COO currently has very little authority and had to run your hiring up the ladder to someone. Possibly the higher-up(s) is/are wise to the issues at hand. If the COO doesn't even have the juice to hi...