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by westcoast
Thu Mar 26, 2015 5:54 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: My deployed soldier is coming home!
Replies: 24
Views: 3666

Re: My deployed soldier is coming home!

As others have said I thank your son for his service.

+4
by westcoast
Sat Mar 14, 2015 1:13 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 6376
Views: 1434501

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

The Interview, last night on netflix, didn't like it.
by westcoast
Tue Mar 10, 2015 6:02 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Will you buy an Apple Watch?
Replies: 456
Views: 76297

Re: Will you buy an Apple Watch?

Neither DW and I wear a watch so no apple watch. Our I phones work just fine.
by westcoast
Thu Feb 12, 2015 4:37 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Boglehead Beer
Replies: 1014
Views: 182508

Re: Boglehead Beer

Barley Brown IPA. Excellent flavor, nice hop taste and citrus finish.
by westcoast
Fri Jan 30, 2015 11:04 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Good Wines
Replies: 54
Views: 7381

Re: Good Wines

Sauvignon Blanc by Cupcake wines
by westcoast
Tue Jan 27, 2015 6:57 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Advice Please Have 40,000 in a IRA want to move to Vanguard
Replies: 4
Views: 620

Re: Advice Please Have 40,000 in a IRA want to move to Vangu

I will bump your post up so some with more knowledge can help you out. More information is needed to help, so you should go to the wiki and follow the formate in asking your questions. Good luck, the folks on this forum have helped me very much.
by westcoast
Fri Jan 23, 2015 2:45 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Rolling over a 457b play to vanguard
Replies: 6
Views: 1331

Re: Rolling over a 457b play to vanguard

Yes Sevneneshian The 457b I am in does prevent you from moving more than 20 percent each year from the fixed account to another fund. However you can rollover the entire amount to a new custodian.
by westcoast
Thu Jan 22, 2015 5:10 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Rolling over a 457b play to vanguard
Replies: 6
Views: 1331

Re: Rolling over a 457b play to vanguard

Thank you for the responses, we are going to rollover the 457b into Vanguard balanced fund, as well as our funds that are currently at Vanguard.
by westcoast
Thu Jan 22, 2015 1:44 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Rolling over a 457b play to vanguard
Replies: 6
Views: 1331

Rolling over a 457b play to vanguard

Currently DW and I have most of investments with Vanguard, however I have 457b plan from an employer I had 12 years ago when I retired. It is held by Nationwide Life Insurance Company in a fixed account that is paying 3.5 percent and is an unregistered fixed annuity. This represents 20 percent of ou...
by westcoast
Fri Jan 16, 2015 11:46 am
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Should I Declare Victory and Pack It In?
Replies: 173
Views: 22229

Re: Should I Declare Victory and Pack It In?

You have indeed done very well. You could take some time off and see how you like the adjustments to your life style. From your background it sounds like you could find a new position any where if you are willing to make a move. Congrats on what who have done so far. The Pacific Northwest is always ...
by westcoast
Tue Jan 06, 2015 1:37 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: How Many Credit Cards do you have?
Replies: 101
Views: 1251608

Re: How Many Credit Cards do you have?

American Express for costco, capitol one for most everything, bank of america for travel, usaa had it forever, and an us air card
by westcoast
Fri Jan 02, 2015 2:15 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Do you usually order (not-free) beverage at restaurants?
Replies: 89
Views: 10767

Re: Do you usually order beverage at restaurants?

Always have a beverage every meal. Where I live water is always served in restaurants with your meal. My wife an I I usually ordere a beer or wine with lunch or dinner.
by westcoast
Sun Dec 21, 2014 9:56 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Who should pay for this meal?
Replies: 79
Views: 10667

Re: Who should pay for this meal?

I don't see anything wrong with seperate checks, DW and I do that all the time with friends. We have been done this for years with different friends and guess what we are still friends. We do buy each other drinks once in awhile. Unless you are clearly hosting and told the other family you are takin...
by westcoast
Mon Dec 15, 2014 12:37 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: [Purchasing a Bolt-Action] Rifle
Replies: 31
Views: 4521

Re: [Purchasing a Bolt-Action] Rifle

Tikka light, made by Berertta.
by westcoast
Fri Dec 12, 2014 11:51 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Comcast's XFINITIWIFI
Replies: 29
Views: 4375

Re: Comcast's XFINITIWIFI

I checked and found I have it too. I called Comcast and had them turn it off. It took about fifteen minutes.
by westcoast
Sat Nov 29, 2014 5:56 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Vacuum Cleaner Suggestions Please
Replies: 17
Views: 3786

Re: Vacuum Cleaner Suggestions Please

Dyson works very for us, got one (refurbished) on Woot.com It works so well we bought two more for our daughters.
by westcoast
Mon Nov 24, 2014 10:53 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 6376
Views: 1434501

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

We saw mocking-jay this afternoon, a disappointment for me. Enjoyed Fury last week very entertaining.
by westcoast
Fri Nov 21, 2014 3:05 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: [What UN-frugal thing do you do? What do you splurge on?]
Replies: 590
Views: 52642

Re: What doyou splurge on?

We splurge on wine, travel and of course our grandkids
by westcoast
Thu Oct 23, 2014 9:51 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How often do you change your car's oil?
Replies: 168
Views: 38818

Re: How often do you change your car's oil?

Every 3000 miles
by westcoast
Sat Oct 18, 2014 5:22 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Upgrading from Iphone 4s - 5s or 6?
Replies: 29
Views: 3570

Re: Upgrading from Iphone 4s - 5s or 6?

I just upgraded to the I phone 6. It is very slim and has a great screen, larger than my old LC android. Very easy to use and fits very well in my pocket. I always carry it an my wallet in my front pants pockets. My old phone was the size of the I phone 5 and was very tight in my pocket, the 6 six i...
by westcoast
Sat Oct 18, 2014 4:54 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Anyone cancelling travel plans?
Replies: 117
Views: 10551

Re: Anyone cancelling travel plans?

We aren't canceling our travel plans, we are leaving on a Mexican cruise at the end of the month. We have our flu shots, hand sanitizer, passports and a few cloths and thats about it.
by westcoast
Thu Oct 16, 2014 6:09 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Cruise to Mexico
Replies: 4
Views: 883

Cruise to Mexico

We are looking at taking a cruise to Mexico from Los Angles on Princess Cruise Line. The cruise is 10 nights and stops in San Diego, Cabo San Lucas, La Paz, Loreto and Puerto Vallarta Mexico. We haven't been to La Paz or Loreto before so was wondering if anyone has every taken this cruise and has id...
by westcoast
Fri Sep 05, 2014 8:42 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Coin Counting Machines
Replies: 58
Views: 12451

Re: Coin Counting Machines

My bank ( Wells Fargo) has one, you give your bag of coins to the teller who puts them through the machine as you watch. Either take the cash or have it deposited into your account. We take the cash and give it to our grandkids.
by westcoast
Tue Sep 02, 2014 6:22 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: madsinger monthly report (August 2014)
Replies: 5
Views: 1959

Re: madsinger monthly report (August 2014)

Enjoy reading your reports, thanks.





+1 for Wellington
by westcoast
Mon Aug 18, 2014 10:20 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Your biggest "Missed Money" event that still kills you?
Replies: 102
Views: 12867

Re: Your biggest "Missed Money" event that still kills you?

Not listening to my wife, she wanted to buy Netflix several years ago at $20 a share and Starbucks don't remember the price of it though. Now we don't buy individual stocks.
by westcoast
Fri Aug 15, 2014 6:11 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Would you tip this tour guide?
Replies: 22
Views: 3052

Re: Would you tip this tour guide?

I have been in similar situation and would not tip. I can't believe the tour company and the tour guide have not had this situation come up before. The tour guide is in charge and should have come up with a solution to make it a pleasant and fair tour for everyone, the company should have a protocol...
by westcoast
Thu Jul 24, 2014 4:42 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Social Security Disability income reporting
Replies: 2
Views: 785

Social Security Disability income reporting

My wife recently was approved for Social Security Disability payments because of some severe medical issues. The letter she received from Social Security told her to report any income she makes during the year no matter how small. She was a writer prior to being disabled but can't write anymore. How...
by westcoast
Mon Jul 14, 2014 11:12 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Recommendations on Walking/Trekking poles
Replies: 16
Views: 3493

Re: Recommendations on Walking/Trekking poles

Thanks again for recommendations, luckily checked this post effort heading to REI. Took Detroitbabu advise an checkeded some of the websites he suggested. I picked up a pair of Komperdell's for half price which were on close out. Thanks
by westcoast
Wed Jul 09, 2014 9:17 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Boglehead Beer
Replies: 1014
Views: 182508

Re: Boglehead Beer

Bridgeport IPA, just anything form Widmer brewing, and 10 Barrel Brewing
by westcoast
Tue Jul 08, 2014 12:18 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Recommendations on Walking/Trekking poles
Replies: 16
Views: 3493

Re: Recommendations on Walking/Trekking poles

Thanks all for the recommendations, I am headed to REI today for a pair of Black Diamond poles.

Ed
by westcoast
Mon Jul 07, 2014 10:59 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Recommendations on Walking/Trekking poles
Replies: 16
Views: 3493

Recommendations on Walking/Trekking poles

I have started hiking in our state parks this summer an have a few knee an hip problems. I hike in an area that has very used trails, some hills with would I call moderate incline and some small streams. I have used tree branches as walking sticks in the past an they make the hike a lot easier on my...
by westcoast
Sat Jul 05, 2014 9:48 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Neighbor's Fireworks
Replies: 50
Views: 12635

Re: Neighbor's Fireworks

I would leave it alone and enjoy the fireworks display. Sounds like you have a pretty good neighbor, and some times they are hard to find.
by westcoast
Thu Jun 26, 2014 12:08 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best Road Trip Vehicle
Replies: 35
Views: 4745

Re: Best Road Trip Vehicle

A touring Motorcycle such as a Harley Davidson Ultra. I have done that several times and very much enjoyed the trips, we stayed in hotels instead of camping.
by westcoast
Thu Apr 17, 2014 1:40 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Trip to Jamaica
Replies: 9
Views: 1622

Re: Trip to Jamaica

Thanks for the replies. Ed
by westcoast
Sun Apr 13, 2014 10:53 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Trip to Jamaica
Replies: 9
Views: 1622

Trip to Jamaica

Has anyone stayed at the RIU Tropical Palace in Negril? We are heading at the end of the month for ten days. The hotel has very good reviews on trip advisor, checking on any reviews any Bogleheads may have on it. Also anyone have trouble getting to the hotel from the airport or back to the airport. ...
by westcoast
Fri Mar 21, 2014 10:24 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: State Farm or Allstate
Replies: 26
Views: 4157

Re: State Farm or Allstate

I have had State Farm for 40 years, they have always given me great service. Recently I checked with USAA and found there rates for my cars with the same coverage with quite a bit cheaper. I called my State Farm agent and she had my policies reevaluated for my cars. They came back with a big reducti...
by westcoast
Wed Mar 12, 2014 9:54 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Poll: When did you retire? Would you do it all over again ?
Replies: 103
Views: 17565

Re: Poll: When did you retire? Would you do it all over agai

I went to half time work at 51 and fully retired at 58. If I were to do it again I would have worked full time another three and a half more years and retired completely then. Have enjoyed being fully retired (my wife also retired two years ago) doing what we want when ever we want to, and spending ...
by westcoast
Fri Mar 07, 2014 2:12 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Considering moving to Oregon
Replies: 71
Views: 12006

Re: Considering moving to Oregon

Stretcharmstrong pretty must nailed it. I am in my 60s and have lived here all my life. It is a great place to live and raise a family, you can't beat the beauty of Oregon. We have mountains to climb, rivers to fish and swim, deserts to hike in and ride your bike, beautiful coast line. Many colleges...
by westcoast
Mon Mar 03, 2014 12:23 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Would you retire [to a tropical island with kids]?
Replies: 121
Views: 14035

Re: Would you retire like this?

Which country is it?
by westcoast
Sun Mar 02, 2014 11:41 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Amtrak across the US?
Replies: 38
Views: 5166

Re: Amtrak across the US?

I took the train from New York City to Portland Oregon two years ago. I went thru amtrak for my tickets, more expensive than flying but was much more fun. enjoyed the trip very much you can actually see the landscape of our country. We took the northern route close to the Canadian border. Due make s...
by westcoast
Thu Feb 20, 2014 7:13 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Honda CR-V vs Subaru Forester (edit: decision made!)
Replies: 43
Views: 15705

Re: Honda CR-V vs Subaru Forester

We have 2004 CRV and have never had a problem with it. When I check the mileage it is usually around 22/23 with in town stop and go driving and some freeway time. We have some significant hills where I live, CRV takes them very nicely. Taken it up in the hills to play in the snow and never had a pro...
by westcoast
Sat Jan 18, 2014 2:59 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: First Speeding Ticket: What Would You Do?
Replies: 72
Views: 8335

Re: First Speeding Ticket: What Would You Do?

I didn't see anything in the OP's post if he was actually speeding or not. If he was then take the day off and appear in court and plead guilty and you may get a reduction in the fine. Or plead guilty by mail and send in the fine and you may get some of the fine reimbursed. The officer more than lik...
by westcoast
Fri Jan 17, 2014 8:24 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Any reason to still write checks?
Replies: 76
Views: 5608

Re: Any reason to still write checks?

Property taxes, State and Federal taxes, Insurance premiums, local contractors, to friends splitting the cost of deer and elk hunting.
by westcoast
Tue Jan 07, 2014 2:47 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Asset Allocation in retirement
Replies: 25
Views: 6512

Re: Asset Allocation in retirement

You might look at splitting 50/50 between Wellington Fund and Wellesley Fund. They are actively managed funds however.
by westcoast
Mon Jan 06, 2014 2:07 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Dating, Gender, & Wealth Differences...
Replies: 102
Views: 8633

Re: Dating, Gender, & Wealth Differences...

I agree get over it. Find the one you want to spend the rest of your life with and make it work. My wife made much more than I in part of her career, I was very happy for her success.
by westcoast
Sun Dec 29, 2013 1:15 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Credit card setup for extended travel
Replies: 13
Views: 1294

Re: Credit card setup for extended travel

USAA and Bank of America both have chip cards
by westcoast
Thu Dec 19, 2013 12:09 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Tipping Movers
Replies: 41
Views: 3992

Re: Tipping Movers

One question, when you did tip the movers did you do it after they finished moving everyone or before?
by westcoast
Mon Dec 16, 2013 11:58 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Quitting work
Replies: 63
Views: 8407

Re: Quitting work

Our retirement program was changing when I decided to retire. I let the upper staff know I was seriously considering retiring a month before I actually did. After some careful thought with my wife I gave two weeks notice, I turned in my badge and duty equipment. Five of us retired on the same day an...