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by Nicolas
Sun Apr 18, 2021 6:24 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI
Replies: 5087
Views: 1324647

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI

I'm reading The Complete Short Stories of Ernest Hemingway, the Finca Viglia Edition.

Concurrently I’m watching Hemingway, a Film by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick on PBS, which is excellent, as expected from anything by Ken Burns, et al.
by Nicolas
Sun Apr 18, 2021 6:16 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: [What TV Show Have You Recently Watched?]
Replies: 2758
Views: 274661

Re: [What TV Show Have You Recently Watched?]

Hemingway, a Film by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick on PBS. Excellent, as expected from Ken Burns, et al. Recommended.

I’m also reading The Complete Short Stories of Ernest Hemingway, the Finca Viglia Edition, concurrently.
by Nicolas
Fri Apr 16, 2021 8:11 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: In odds. IRS didn’t withdrew money from our account.
Replies: 19
Views: 1187

Re: In odds. IRS didn’t withdrew money from our account.

Ed 2 wrote: Fri Apr 16, 2021 8:06 pm Yes, I have no estimated payments. This is regular 1040. E- file .
I think you’ve got till May 17 this year to pay last year’s income tax. The April 15 deadline was for estimated.
by Nicolas
Fri Apr 16, 2021 7:46 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Market Timing Change
Replies: 40
Views: 2296

Re: Market Timing Change

This is not the one I read the headline, but is as good as any. https://www.yahoo.com/finance/video/inv ... 59932.html The problem is that there are always articles like this. Even in a bear market there are articles saying it’s not too late to sell so sell now before it goes still lower. Sometimes...
by Nicolas
Fri Apr 16, 2021 7:23 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Small Cap Value heads Rejoice !!!
Replies: 4428
Views: 341244

Re: Small Cap Value heads Rejoice !!!

To any of you VIOV holders, any idea when the fund will dump GME? It’s already been 3+ months since that stock saw its price spike. So...maybe it won’t be until mid-year that VIOV rebalances and drops its GME exposure? Of course if GME goes back to its original price or lower, which is likely to ha...
by Nicolas
Fri Apr 16, 2021 7:12 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: In odds. IRS didn’t withdrew money from our account.
Replies: 19
Views: 1187

Re: In odds. IRS didn’t withdrew money from our account.

If you have your confirmation number you can show you paid on time, unless there was an error is routing or account number. There is no error . State withdrew without any problems. Probably a SNAFU on the feds’ part. They’ve been under a lot of time stress, though it should be automatic, come to th...
by Nicolas
Fri Apr 16, 2021 7:07 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: In odds. IRS didn’t withdrew money from our account.
Replies: 19
Views: 1187

Re: In odds. IRS didn’t withdrew money from our account.

If you have your confirmation number you can show you paid on time, unless there was an error in routing or account number.
by Nicolas
Fri Apr 16, 2021 6:32 pm
Forum: US Chapters
Topic: Post your Financial Milestone Announcements Here
Replies: 2302
Views: 273199

Re: Post your Financial Milestone Announcements Here

Funny thing is I don't really feel like a millionaire but... the maths don't lie. Congrats! As you know, a million bucks isn’t what it used to be, that probably explains why you don’t feel so elated. When I was a kid there was a TV program where in each episode a rich guy would anonymously give a m...
by Nicolas
Fri Apr 16, 2021 5:51 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: 2017 tax records.. Destroy?
Replies: 20
Views: 2083

Re: 2017 tax records.. Destroy?

I still have all of my returns for the last fifty years, literally. Someday I’m going to total up all of my SS contributions and then ditch them, but not until then. Could you do this based on your SS earnings statement you can get online at the SSa.gov website? That’s what I intend to do by compar...
by Nicolas
Fri Apr 16, 2021 5:47 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: 2017 tax records.. Destroy?
Replies: 20
Views: 2083

Re: 2017 tax records.. Destroy?

Gill wrote: Fri Apr 16, 2021 5:30 pm
Nicolas wrote: Fri Apr 16, 2021 4:48 pm I still have all of my returns for the last fifty years, literally.
Beat ‘cha! I have mine for the last 56 years but the supporting documents for only the last six.
Gill
I beat you back then. I have all supporting documents since 1970. 🙂
by Nicolas
Fri Apr 16, 2021 5:18 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Market Timing Change
Replies: 40
Views: 2296

Re: Market Timing Change

If it were me I would also buy something right away. It’s my personality or should I say quirk that I hate sitting on dry powder, it must be deployed or I cannot rest. Maybe I’d feel differently in a falling market but that’s not what we have right now.
by Nicolas
Fri Apr 16, 2021 5:07 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Replacement windows
Replies: 19
Views: 1318

Re: Replacement windows

We replaced most of our windows with “Renewal by Andersen” and we love them. We paid a pretty penny but it was worth it. We noticed that when the polar vortex weather pattern hit in January 2019 there was not a hint of frost on the inside, and the temperature dropped to -27F. We’ve had them twelve y...
by Nicolas
Fri Apr 16, 2021 4:48 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: 2017 tax records.. Destroy?
Replies: 20
Views: 2083

Re: 2017 tax records.. Destroy?

I still have all of my returns for the last fifty years, literally. Someday I’m going to total up all of my SS contributions and then ditch them, but not until then. I’ve always heard you should keep everything a minimum of seven years.
by Nicolas
Fri Apr 16, 2021 4:37 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Who is your favorite fiction author and what is your favorite book of theirs?
Replies: 259
Views: 19343

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

Hemingway is one of those authors where most of what is going on is under the surface. Intentionally so. Hemingway wrote following his "iceberg theory" of writing. Thanks for the reply. I know that Hemingway favored short declarative sentences using forceful words. It makes sense that he ...
by Nicolas
Fri Apr 16, 2021 4:26 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Hoover Vacuum Problem (Mystery Solved)
Replies: 21
Views: 1250

Re: Hoover Vacuum Problem

wander wrote: Thu Apr 15, 2021 6:26 pm Yeah, It sounds like it's a good time to get a new one.
I have a Sears lawn mower that I bought in 1985, still works. The funny thing is a year after I bought it they tried to sell me an extended warranty. I said no.
by Nicolas
Fri Apr 16, 2021 4:20 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI
Replies: 5087
Views: 1324647

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI

The One Device: The Secret History of the iPhone, by Brian Merchant. By coincidence I just picked up a hardcover bio of Steve Jobs at my local Goodwill store yesterday. I’ve heard some good things about it so I grabbed it: Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson. https://www.amazon.com/Steve-Jobs-Walter-Isaa...
by Nicolas
Fri Apr 16, 2021 4:07 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Market Timing Change
Replies: 40
Views: 2296

Re: Market Timing Change

arcticpineapplecorp. wrote: Fri Apr 16, 2021 3:23 pm market's fall each year. so what:
Great post. Thank you Arctic!
by Nicolas
Fri Apr 16, 2021 3:07 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Please suggest a docuseries to watch
Replies: 24
Views: 1861

Re: Please suggest a docuseries to watch

The Tragic Story of Floyd Collins , on YouTube https://youtu.be/huwbY7EDVEI The story of how Floyd Collins got trapped in a cave and the media circus, and literal circus, around the rescue attempts. The real-life events were made into a major motion picture starring Kirk Douglas, Ace in the Hole (1...
by Nicolas
Fri Apr 16, 2021 2:43 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What are you listening to now
Replies: 1571
Views: 94039

Re: What are you listening to now

Fresh Cream — Cream
by Nicolas
Fri Apr 16, 2021 2:37 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: can I get boglehead approval for a 70K truck?
Replies: 97
Views: 5341

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

jack.bauer wrote: Fri Apr 16, 2021 10:27 am This guy has to be a troll. Only trolls creat accounts in communities they dont believe in. Thats the definition of a troll.
He’s been a member here seven years.
by Nicolas
Fri Apr 16, 2021 2:34 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Please suggest a docuseries to watch
Replies: 24
Views: 1861

Re: Please suggest a docuseries to watch

Bernie Madoff: His Life and Crimes, on YouTube (CNBC documentary) https://youtu.be/kc0tRPtsdcU
by Nicolas
Fri Apr 16, 2021 1:10 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Small Cap Value heads Rejoice !!!
Replies: 4428
Views: 341244

Re: Small Cap Value heads Rejoice !!!

caklim00 wrote: Thu Apr 15, 2021 10:42 pm AVUV is close to hitting 1B in assets per M*
¡Huzzah! Also a minor melt-up is in progress right now.
by Nicolas
Fri Apr 16, 2021 1:06 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Please suggest a docuseries to watch
Replies: 24
Views: 1861

Re: Please suggest a docuseries to watch

Sacco & Vanzetti on YouTube from The History Channel
https://youtu.be/nQfHHixlGrI
The Shocking Criminal Case of Leopold & Loeb on YouTube
https://youtu.be/4xjLJPGOI8o
by Nicolas
Thu Apr 15, 2021 11:34 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What are you listening to now
Replies: 1571
Views: 94039

Re: What are you listening to now

Wheels of Fire — Cream
by Nicolas
Thu Apr 15, 2021 8:18 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks continue to soar!
Replies: 14639
Views: 1124486

Re: U.S. stocks continue to soar!

tsohg wrote: Thu Apr 15, 2021 8:15 am All news is spun as bad news, but the market continues to soar.

:sharebeer
Climbing a wall of worry.
by Nicolas
Thu Apr 15, 2021 7:59 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Who is your favorite fiction author and what is your favorite book of theirs?
Replies: 259
Views: 19343

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

Can anyone really *like* Farewell to Arms, though? I tried to read it and could not finish it, likewise for The Sun Also Rises . But I’m willing to give them another try, because, after all, it’s Hemingway. :D Once you make it out of Paris, The Sun Also Rises gets a lot more interesting, in my opin...
by Nicolas
Wed Apr 14, 2021 10:44 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Small Cap Value heads Rejoice !!!
Replies: 4428
Views: 341244

Re: Small Cap Value heads Rejoice !!!

euphonious wrote: Wed Apr 14, 2021 10:22 pm But value has since given up that lead.
Until just lately.
by Nicolas
Wed Apr 14, 2021 9:36 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 6579
Views: 1452318

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

The White Tiger (2021) Adarsh Gourav, Rajkummar Rao, Priyanka Chopra An ambitious Indian driver uses his wit and cunning to escape from poverty and rise to the top. An epic journey based on the New York Times bestseller. Up for an Academy Award. Completely engrossing plot, it reminded me of the Kor...
by Nicolas
Wed Apr 14, 2021 5:20 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What are you listening to now
Replies: 1571
Views: 94039

Re: What are you listening to now

The Best of Blind Willie McTell https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blind_Willie_McTell
Nobody can sing the blues like Blind Willie McTell.
by Nicolas
Tue Apr 13, 2021 5:13 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Who is your favorite fiction author and what is your favorite book of theirs?
Replies: 259
Views: 19343

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

For anybody interested, there is a 3 part Ken Burns documentary about Hemingway running on PBS now. I like Hemingway and have read The Sun Also Rises, For Whom the Bell Tolls, and A Moveable Feast written when he was just married and was living in Paris (and working on The Sun Also Rises). If you l...
by Nicolas
Tue Apr 13, 2021 4:57 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: events that require unfreezing credit
Replies: 21
Views: 897

Re: events that require unfreezing credit

FWIW, dealing with Equifax can be a real pain. The issues are widely discussed on the Internet and this forum. They are completely broken since the 2017 breach in my experience. suggestions for dealing with them? edit. and the other credit bureaus? Copying get_g0ing from a previous thread: https://...
by Nicolas
Tue Apr 13, 2021 4:54 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: events that require unfreezing credit
Replies: 21
Views: 897

Re: events that require unfreezing credit

I applied for a checking account with US Bank and was denied because my credit was locked. I wasn’t aware that my credit would be checked to open a bank account. I had only unlocked Chex Systems as I knew that was always checked when applying for a bank account.
by Nicolas
Tue Apr 13, 2021 10:34 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What are you listening to now
Replies: 1571
Views: 94039

Re: What are you listening to now

Grateful Dead (50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition) — their 1st album released 1967, this remastered release includes a live 1966 set, P.N.E. Garden Auditorium, Vancouver, B.C. July 29, 1966, plus four songs from the next night same venue, the Vancouver Trips Festival recorded by Owsley. One hour fifty...
by Nicolas
Mon Apr 12, 2021 10:03 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What are you listening to now
Replies: 1571
Views: 94039

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: 14639
Views: 1124486

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: 39
Views: 3231

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: 259
Views: 19343

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: 1571
Views: 94039

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: 1571
Views: 94039

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: 14639
Views: 1124486

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: 14639
Views: 1124486

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: 14639
Views: 1124486

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: 1571
Views: 94039

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: 1571
Views: 94039

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: 1571
Views: 94039

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: 22936
Views: 3008342

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: 1595

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: 1595

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: 10819

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: 1595

Re: Suitable substitute for VOO

I would open a brokerage account with Fidelity and buy VOO fractional shares.