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by Nicolas
Mon Apr 12, 2021 10:03 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What are you listening to now
Replies: 1549
Views: 92645

Re: What are you listening to now

Moonlight Sonata by Beethoven. Exquisitely beautiful.
by Nicolas
Mon Apr 12, 2021 9:54 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks continue to soar!
Replies: 14297
Views: 1102945

Re: U.S. stocks continue to soar!

CNBC has another Suze Orman warning up, and it makes a nice pairing with her warning from a year ago. From April 7, 2021 Suze Orman: The market ‘reminds me of 2000,’ and you need to be ready for a correction. Here’s how you should prepare link From May 20, 2020 Suze Orman says she made a ‘serious s...
by Nicolas
Mon Apr 12, 2021 8:42 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What do you do with well worn clothing?
Replies: 29
Views: 2143

Re: What do you do with well worn clothing?

I save them in the garage to wear to crawl under my cars to change the oil. The clothes that are not suited to this purpose I use as oil rags for checking my dipsticks or wiping off my oily hands. The rest I throw away.
by Nicolas
Sun Apr 11, 2021 9:49 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Who is your favorite fiction author and what is your favorite book of theirs?
Replies: 229
Views: 16880

Re: Who is your favorite fiction author and what is your favorite book of theirs?

For American literature I'm partial to Huckleberry Finn, The American Trilogy by John Dos Passos, Invisible Man, and To Kill a Mockingbird. I recently re-read Huckleberry Finn and To Kill a Mockingbird. Hate to say it, but Huck finn was dated and completely terrible. I do understand that at the tim...
by Nicolas
Sun Apr 11, 2021 1:54 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What are you listening to now
Replies: 1549
Views: 92645

Re: What are you listening to now

Néo — Kaoru Watanabe
https://youtu.be/qJZ6sDgGG3g
by Nicolas
Sat Apr 10, 2021 9:30 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What are you listening to now
Replies: 1549
Views: 92645

Re: What are you listening to now

Same thing I always listen to when spring comes and the weather gets nice out, Grateful Dead. Nothing beats a spring day, windows open and GD turned up loud Agreed! Ha! I'm with you guys! I grew up in a small college town, and one of the rights of Spring I always enjoyed most as a kid was when the ...
by Nicolas
Sat Apr 10, 2021 11:03 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks continue to soar!
Replies: 14297
Views: 1102945

Re: U.S. stocks continue to soar!

So if you bought at the earlier peak it took only fifteen years to recoup your losses, might be a bit less with the dividends. A little consolidation period? Perhaps you missed my use of this particular smilie after I said little consolidation period ( :mrgreen: )? :wink: That last one was a wink, ...
by Nicolas
Sat Apr 10, 2021 9:40 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks continue to soar!
Replies: 14297
Views: 1102945

Re: U.S. stocks continue to soar!

overheard produce guys at the grocery store talking tesla stock price. I recall back in late 1999 a coworker telling me that the bus driver was pumping Lucent stock. My dental hygienist started talking to me about Qualcomm stock back then. Some of us have never stopped talking about it in spite of ...
by Nicolas
Sat Apr 10, 2021 9:23 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks continue to soar!
Replies: 14297
Views: 1102945

Re: U.S. stocks continue to soar!

minesweep wrote: Sat Apr 10, 2021 8:37 am
anoop wrote: Sat Apr 10, 2021 1:08 am overheard produce guys at the grocery store talking tesla stock price.
I recall back in late 1999 a coworker telling me that the bus driver was pumping Lucent stock.
My dental hygienist started talking to me about Qualcomm stock back then.
by Nicolas
Fri Apr 09, 2021 5:31 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What are you listening to now
Replies: 1549
Views: 92645

Re: What are you listening to now

Grieg: Complete Violin Sonatas — performed by David Lloyd & Bernardo Santos
Grieg: Complete Music With Orchestra — Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra & Neeme Järvi (seven hours twenty-one minutes)
by Nicolas
Wed Apr 07, 2021 6:53 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What are you listening to now
Replies: 1549
Views: 92645

Re: What are you listening to now

rage_phish wrote: Wed Apr 07, 2021 2:38 pm Same thing I always listen to when spring comes and the weather gets nice out, Grateful Dead.

Nothing beats a spring day, windows open and GD turned up loud
Agreed!
by Nicolas
Tue Apr 06, 2021 4:25 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What are you listening to now
Replies: 1549
Views: 92645

Re: What are you listening to now

Orange Blossom Special — Doug Kershaw
https://youtu.be/Jy-bDmK4puA
One Step Beyond — Prince Buster
https://youtu.be/O6koUQJgd8E
Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes — Paul Simon
https://youtu.be/-I_T3XvzPaM
by Nicolas
Mon Apr 05, 2021 11:20 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks in free fall
Replies: 22920
Views: 3006575

Re: U.S. stocks in free fall

jarjarM wrote: Thu Apr 01, 2021 6:52 pm SP500 total return from 1871 to April 1st 2021.
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I don’t know how they can extrapolate the S&P 500 all the way back to 1871 when it was only devised in 1957. I remember 1957.
by Nicolas
Sun Apr 04, 2021 6:46 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Suitable substitute for VOO
Replies: 27
Views: 1587

Re: Suitable substitute for VOO

I can continually invest in VOO as I can until I get to $3k, then transfer those funds tax free into VFIAX and go from there. You are misunderstanding Vanguard's policy on share classes. You can convert mutual fund shares to ETF shares as a tax-free transaction, but you can't convert ETF shares to ...
by Nicolas
Sun Apr 04, 2021 5:27 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Suitable substitute for VOO
Replies: 27
Views: 1587

Re: Suitable substitute for VOO

I can open a Fidelity account and invest in VOO through Fidelity buying fractional shares, does anyone know if I would pay more in fees for that? No fees to buy or sell VOO or any ETF at Fidelity. I can continually invest in VOO as I can until I get to $3k, then transfer those funds tax free into V...
by Nicolas
Sun Apr 04, 2021 5:21 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Incredible stock market gains the past year - probably due for a major pullback
Replies: 89
Views: 10793

Re: Incredible stock market gains the past year - probably due for a major pullback

to quote John Denver: Some days are diamonds, some days are stones Sometimes the hard times won't leave me alone Tom Petty either felt similarly or liked what John had to say: "Some days are diamonds, Some days are rocks, Some doors are open, Some roads are blocked" Don't overlook Rodney ...
by Nicolas
Sun Apr 04, 2021 4:41 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Suitable substitute for VOO
Replies: 27
Views: 1587

Re: Suitable substitute for VOO

I would open a brokerage account with Fidelity and buy VOO fractional shares.
by Nicolas
Sun Apr 04, 2021 4:13 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What is the BEST thing you spent money on?
Replies: 242
Views: 23416

Re: What is the BEST thing you spent money on?

Etymotic ear buds. I've had these since the release of the first iPod, so 17 years. I just updated to the ER4XR and they remain that best sound I've ever heard. +1. My first pair of ER4 lasted 14 years. I took them along on several international trips. I broke it finally due to my own mishandling. ...
by Nicolas
Sat Apr 03, 2021 10:56 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: My 401k funds have no distributions. Any downside to this?
Replies: 4
Views: 357

Re: My 401k funds have no distributions. Any downside to this?

No cause for concern, you aren’t losing anything. You are now likely invested in Collective Investment Trusts, not funds. They pay out neither dividends nor capital gains.
by Nicolas
Sat Apr 03, 2021 8:48 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Risk Less Make More - Jonathan Clements
Replies: 34
Views: 3773

Re: Risk Less Make More - Jonathan Clements

anon_investor wrote: Sat Apr 03, 2021 6:32 pm The only CNBC content I enjoy is American Greed. Someone is always guilty on that show...
I watched The Apprentice from time to time, and believed it. Now I’m ashamed of myself.
by Nicolas
Sat Apr 03, 2021 8:36 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What are you listening to now
Replies: 1549
Views: 92645

Re: What are you listening to now

Derek & the Dominos Live Filmore East 10/1970 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y15yBIE_sDI version why does love have to be so sad and little wing are stellar expand the notes on the page and can go directly to those if desired I love Little Wing. I haven’t heard the Derek & The Dominos vers...
by Nicolas
Thu Apr 01, 2021 5:20 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How to make strong coffee equivalent to Starbucks for cheaper?
Replies: 125
Views: 9610

Re: How to make strong coffee equivalent to Starbucks for cheaper?

praxis wrote: Thu Apr 01, 2021 5:15 pm I stopped roasting at home because I like dark roast and it smokes too much
I roast in my garage. In nice weather I roast on my deck. Never inside the house.
by Nicolas
Thu Apr 01, 2021 4:24 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What are you listening to now
Replies: 1549
Views: 92645

Re: What are you listening to now

Boplicity — Miles Davis
by Nicolas
Thu Apr 01, 2021 4:14 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: AAA - American Auto Assn - Service has gone way down
Replies: 95
Views: 7973

Re: AAA - American Auto Assn - Service has gone way down

The other benefit no one has mentioned is the discount on hotel rooms. I consistently get an extra $10-15 off per night for hotel rooms using my AAA card. That adds up and some years, pays for the annual membership. Actually it was mentioned upthread —> The AAA discount has been valuable to us - a ...
by Nicolas
Wed Mar 31, 2021 12:50 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks continue to soar!
Replies: 14297
Views: 1102945

Re: U.S. stocks continue to soar!

lostdog wrote: Wed Mar 31, 2021 12:44 pm
Ajcorpus wrote: Wed Mar 31, 2021 12:30 pm Almost to 4000! Today might just be the day, let’s hope there is no afternoon taper down, but taper UP bigly 😀
Most of the time it's a taper down.
It’s the end of the quarter, anything could happen.
by Nicolas
Tue Mar 30, 2021 8:10 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: How little can I leave in VMRXX?
Replies: 4
Views: 501

Re: How little can I leave in VMRXX?

I’ve had about 49¢ in that fund for months now.
by Nicolas
Sat Mar 27, 2021 11:31 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What are you listening to now
Replies: 1549
Views: 92645

Re: What are you listening to now

JAZZISCOOL wrote: Sat Mar 27, 2021 11:11 am
Nicolas wrote: Sat Mar 27, 2021 10:51 am 10 Days Out [Blues From the Backroads] — Kenny Wayne Shepherd and friends.
KWS - great band and I love the vocalist, Noah Hunt. :happy
I saw him opening for Bob Dylan in ‘96, fantastic guitarist.
by Nicolas
Sat Mar 27, 2021 10:51 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What are you listening to now
Replies: 1549
Views: 92645

Re: What are you listening to now

10 Days Out [Blues From the Backroads] — Kenny Wayne Shepherd and friends.
by Nicolas
Fri Mar 26, 2021 9:34 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What are you listening to now
Replies: 1549
Views: 92645

Re: What are you listening to now

It Was You — Norah Jones (from her first live album to be released Apr 16) https://www.rollingstone.com/music/musi ... u-1146644/

Here There Be Trolls — Tyrannosaurus Rex
https://youtu.be/DJLAKcnq-1U

Yellow Moon — The Neville Brothers
https://youtu.be/ZlVxx3HVW24
by Nicolas
Thu Mar 25, 2021 12:35 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks continue to soar!
Replies: 14297
Views: 1102945

Re: U.S. stocks continue to soar!

Buckle up, the Suez is still shutdown completely. Story still updating. Reuters: Suez Canal suspends traffic as ship stuck like 'beached whale'. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-egypt-suezcanal-ship/beached-whale-ship-could-block-suez-canal-for-weeks-idUSKBN2BH0BA?feedType=mktg&feedName=busin...
by Nicolas
Thu Mar 25, 2021 12:20 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Toyota Highlander Hybrid
Replies: 12
Views: 1656

Re: Toyota Highlander Hybrid

I’m considering the Highlander Hybrid AWD as a towing vehicle for my 2000 lb. popup camper. I want to effortlessly climb mountains and I hope it would be up to the task. It’s rated to pull 3500 lbs. so it should be no problem. Also the 35 mpg is attractive. I’ll probably have to buy new as it may be...
by Nicolas
Thu Mar 25, 2021 11:11 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What are you listening to now
Replies: 1549
Views: 92645

Re: What are you listening to now

The Yardbirds Essentials on Apple Music
by Nicolas
Wed Mar 24, 2021 4:00 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI
Replies: 5074
Views: 1323421

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI

The Auschwitz Volunteer (2012) by Capt. Witold Pilecki, translated from Polish This is the official report of Capt. Pilecki, a Polish resistance fighter in WWII who intentionally got himself arrested by the Nazis in a Warsaw street roundup to find out what was really happening in Auschwitz to get w...
by Nicolas
Wed Mar 24, 2021 11:21 am
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: E*TRADE Fully Paid Lending Program
Replies: 4
Views: 648

Re: E*TRADE Fully Paid Lending Program

I just signed up to the lending program in E*Trade. Since it’s my Roth account I won’t be affected by any loss of dividend qualification for tax purposes.
by Nicolas
Tue Mar 23, 2021 9:07 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: E*TRADE Fully Paid Lending Program
Replies: 4
Views: 648

Re: E*TRADE Fully Paid Lending Program

I’m facing the same decision and will be monitoring any discussion here. There’ve been previous threads, here’s one viewtopic.php?t=296718
by Nicolas
Tue Mar 23, 2021 6:20 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Magic Mushroom Stocks
Replies: 16
Views: 1795

Re: Magic Mushroom Stocks

Mind Medicine (MindMed) Inc. (MMEDF), very volatile. I’m watching it just for fun but will not invest.
by Nicolas
Mon Mar 22, 2021 6:15 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What are you listening to now
Replies: 1549
Views: 92645

Re: What are you listening to now

Telemaster Live in ‘75 — Roy Buchanan
by Nicolas
Mon Mar 22, 2021 5:26 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How to make strong coffee equivalent to Starbucks for cheaper?
Replies: 125
Views: 9610

Re: How to make strong coffee equivalent to Starbucks for cheaper?

Brazil produces predominantly Robusta, so if you can find coffee that says it's Brazilian and discreetly avoids saying anything about "Arabica," it's probably Robusta. According to Wikipedia... Arabica dominates both Brazil and the world as a whole with about 70% of the production; robust...
by Nicolas
Mon Mar 22, 2021 12:47 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Thinking of getting a cellphone for the first time
Replies: 24
Views: 2693

Re: Thinking of getting a cellphone for the first time

Look at no more robo calls... I have it setup at home by defining dual ringing.... free account also... worth way more than I pay :D I use the free Nomorobo feature on my home VOIP phone to block spam calls. It mostly works but is not perfect, once in awhile a call comes through. But I don’t use it...
by Nicolas
Mon Mar 22, 2021 12:37 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How much are your monthly total subscriptions?
Replies: 37
Views: 1648

Re: A lot

Bogle7 wrote: Mon Mar 22, 2021 12:03 pm Do the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal count as media entertainment?
If yes, then $330/mo
$330 a month? Surely that’s per year.
by Nicolas
Mon Mar 22, 2021 12:07 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Thinking of getting a cellphone for the first time
Replies: 24
Views: 2693

Re: Thinking of getting a cellphone for the first time

After I get a cell phone and a new number, can I expect to be free from annoying telephone solicitations? If not, can I live comfortably simply by blocking all unknown numbers? Can you do that on a cell phone? Spam calls are a problem even with cell phones. iOS, and I think Android, allow you to bl...
by Nicolas
Mon Mar 22, 2021 11:40 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How much are your monthly total subscriptions?
Replies: 37
Views: 1648

Re: How much are your monthly total subscriptions?

anoop wrote: Mon Mar 22, 2021 11:24 am $9.99 for Apple Music. Don't have anything else.
You can save a few bucks by subscribing by the year for $99.99, which is effectively $8.33/month.
by Nicolas
Mon Mar 22, 2021 11:29 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What are you listening to now
Replies: 1549
Views: 92645

Re: What are you listening to now

Blues Breakers With Eric Clapton — John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers
by Nicolas
Sun Mar 21, 2021 6:03 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What is the BEST thing you spent money on?
Replies: 242
Views: 23416

Re: What is the BEST thing you spent money on?

I saw I think WillThrill (?) bought an RV... It crossed my mind to buy an Airstream and use a truck to drive around the national parks. Anyone have an Airstream? I read that one horror story online but would be interested in people who RV what they think. I don't really know anything about it, but ...
by Nicolas
Sun Mar 21, 2021 10:48 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What are you listening to now
Replies: 1549
Views: 92645

Re: What are you listening to now

I’m listening to just-released samples from the upcoming (April 23) release of The Who Sell Out (Super Deluxe) box set. https://www.rollingstone.com/music/musi ... e-1144323/
by Nicolas
Sat Mar 20, 2021 10:36 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What are you listening to now
Replies: 1549
Views: 92645

Re: What are you listening to now

iceport wrote: Sat Mar 20, 2021 1:40 pm While My Guitar Gently Weeps (Live In Japan, 1991 / 2004 Mix)

If you can hang on 'till the Clapton solos you won't be disappointed...

8-)
Nice, thanks.
by Nicolas
Sat Mar 20, 2021 2:20 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Irish Whiskey
Replies: 32
Views: 2920

Re: Irish Whiskey

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by Nicolas
Sat Mar 20, 2021 11:00 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What are you listening to now
Replies: 1549
Views: 92645

Re: What are you listening to now

Picasso wrote: Fri Mar 19, 2021 10:37 pm Norah Jones
I love Norah Jones. I saw her father in concert once at a rock festival long before she was born.
by Nicolas
Sat Mar 20, 2021 10:54 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What is the BEST thing you spent money on?
Replies: 242
Views: 23416

Re: What is the BEST thing you spent money on?

ebag Motherlode Travel Backpacks for both of us. That purchase forced us to hone our "travel light" strategies. We've carried them on twenty international and US trips and because we never check them, they stay in good shape. Fully packed for a 3 week trip including warm and cool weather ...