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Forum: FIRE and Money 03-22-2018, 12:09 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,642
Posted By frank2009
Ordered my '16 Forester in the summer of '15. ...

Ordered my '16 Forester in the summer of '15. Went in with a list of options, decided on a color. It took about 6 weeks to arrive. I thought the dealer would push something on the lot but that...
Forum: Stock Picking and Market Strategy 03-20-2018, 01:19 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,200
Posted By frank2009
Held shares of a mutual fund in a taxable account...

Held shares of a mutual fund in a taxable account for some years. Decided that another fund would be better somehow. Exchanged the entire balance of one fund for another, I don't remember the...
Forum: FIRE and Money 01-07-2018, 10:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 570
Posted By frank2009
I use Vanguard Total World, VT, as my only equity...

I use Vanguard Total World, VT, as my only equity holding. About 20% invested in Europe. If for some reason you want to overweight Europe, you'll need to buy an additional fund.
Forum: Other topics 10-20-2017, 10:15 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,035
Posted By frank2009
Save till it hurts.

Save till it hurts.
Forum: Other topics 10-19-2017, 09:05 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,160
Posted By frank2009
You don't indicate what you use your computer...

You don't indicate what you use your computer for. If your needs are minimal; web surfing, email, photo's, documents, etc, a Chromebook may work for you. I've seen 15" Acers for less than $200. ...
Forum: Life after FIRE 09-24-2017, 01:53 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 10,658
Posted By frank2009
Private wealth manager. But I like IWP's...

Private wealth manager.

But I like IWP's response better.
Forum: FIRE and Money 09-24-2017, 01:38 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,758
Posted By frank2009
Vanguard allows one to manually add shares to...

Vanguard allows one to manually add shares to your balance. If what you hold has a ticker symbol it automatically updates the value of your non Vanguard holdings.

I would think Fidelity and...
Forum: FIRE and Money 09-17-2017, 09:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,397
Posted By frank2009
Thanks Chuckanut...Signed up. I'm not seein' any...

Thanks Chuckanut...Signed up. I'm not seein' any down side to this. Does anyone think there's a reason not to participate?
Forum: Other topics 09-14-2017, 04:17 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 5,777
Posted By frank2009
Walk the dogs or take a nap? This is the...

Walk the dogs or take a nap?

This is the best thread I've read in a long time...
Forum: Other topics 07-21-2017, 02:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 815
Posted By frank2009
-Dog park in AM -Walking the dogs through out...

-Dog park in AM
-Walking the dogs through out the day depending on weather and schedule
-working out
cleaning and home maintaining
-TV/reading at night

Week-end and week days are pretty much...
Forum: FIRE and Money 07-21-2017, 02:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,337
Posted By frank2009
I don't remember whether Vanguard did the...

I don't remember whether Vanguard did the brokerage conversion or I had to ask for it.

In any case it's not a big deal. May have had to re establish my automatic investments.That took 5 minutes...
Forum: Other topics 06-19-2017, 09:36 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,949
Posted By frank2009
The past few cars I've owned had a "normal...

The past few cars I've owned had a "normal service" and "severe service" service schedule. I follow the severe schedule. You will never save enough money on oil changes to come out ahead on engine...
Forum: Other topics 04-29-2017, 08:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 639
Posted By frank2009
Read it twice and its on the table waiting for...

Read it twice and its on the table waiting for third time. I want to "get" it, but my puny mind won't allow it.
Forum: Other topics 04-16-2017, 06:04 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,124
Posted By frank2009
Wichita Lineman fits the bill for me. Especially...

Wichita Lineman fits the bill for me. Especially knowing that Glen Campbell is in the last stages of his life.
Forum: Life after FIRE 04-09-2017, 10:19 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,792
Posted By frank2009
Not speaking from experience but the guy that...

Not speaking from experience but the guy that euthanizes dogs in overcrowded shelters has my vote for the worst job.
Forum: FIRE and Money 03-28-2017, 09:01 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,883
Posted By frank2009
Nothing to add, I just wanted to thank Sunset for...

Nothing to add, I just wanted to thank Sunset for that IRS link!
Forum: Other topics 03-22-2017, 09:38 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,728
Posted By frank2009
I don't know anything about bikes but I try to...

I don't know anything about bikes but I try to read this site whenever its time to buy something: The Best Hybrid Bike | The Sweethome (http://thesweethome.com/reviews/best-hybrid-commuter-bike/)
Forum: FIRE and Money 03-11-2017, 07:34 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,012
Posted By frank2009
I'm going to suggest something a little...

I'm going to suggest something a little different:

How about Vanguard Managed Payout?

-Monthly checks
-simple 1 fund solution
-just a small amount of fixed income
-endowment style investing...
Forum: FIRE and Money 02-27-2017, 08:18 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,121
Posted By frank2009
I haven't read it but it's on my desk and in my...

I haven't read it but it's on my desk and in my que...

https://www.amazon.com/Die-Broke-Radical-Four-Part-Financial/dp/0887309429
Forum: Other topics 02-26-2017, 06:51 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,121
Posted By frank2009
Maybe consider a Chromebook? It certainly sounds...

Maybe consider a Chromebook? It certainly sounds perfect for your wife's use; maybe for you too. Just think carefully about ALL your needs before you buy.

As for Linux, Element OS is about as...
Forum: Other topics 01-21-2017, 03:02 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,548
Posted By frank2009
Another Forester owner here. Very happy with it....

Another Forester owner here. Very happy with it. Judging by mine, it looks like Subaru's oil burning engines are in the past. The Eyesite is good but can make for an annoying car with all the...
Forum: Other topics 01-11-2017, 06:34 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,204
Posted By frank2009
I have a friend that I trust enough to help with...

I have a friend that I trust enough to help with financial matters. However she is older than me so I don't know. My plan is to put whatever I left in to Vanguard Managed Payout and automate bill...
Forum: Other topics 01-10-2017, 05:45 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,328
Posted By frank2009
Just bought an Acer Chromebook to replace my...

Just bought an Acer Chromebook to replace my aging Macbook. I just couldn't justify spending $1000 to surf the web and occasionally print or scan something. There was a small learning curve re...
Forum: Stock Picking and Market Strategy 12-28-2016, 11:40 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 12,949
Posted By frank2009
Sounds good!:)

Sounds good!:)
Forum: FIRE and Money 12-25-2016, 01:14 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,420
Posted By frank2009
I went to a financial planner once. All he...

I went to a financial planner once. All he wanted to do was sell me an annuity or failing that, take 2%-4% of my portfolio annually as a management fee. I never ran away from someone as fast as...
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