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Today 09:49 AM
Yes - it's best ignored. They have no clue. (7,150 views, 81 replies)
Today 09:48 AM
"I lost $25K today"--Does it really feel like that?
It all has to do with the relative performance of asset classes. In a decade like 2000, when S&P500 performed poorly yet bonds had a great rally, you,ll see an inverted curve. In a decade when S&P500... (7,771 views, 200 replies)
Today 09:44 AM
Stupid Bond Question
Bond funds are continually trading bonds. They do this to maintain their duration, trading shorter maturities for longer ones as they age - they don't usually wait for a bond to mature. They also... (508 views, 14 replies)
Today 09:26 AM
Something in your post stuck in my mind for the past week. "...you can work this job for one year and come out ahead vs. you current way of doing things." When put that way, it is a choice... (722 views, 18 replies)
Today 09:23 AM
Low-acidity drinks without sugar, alcohol or caffeine
Sleepy feeling and a craving for more sugar .. wrecks my energy levels and makes me prone to overeating. Diluting fruit juice may be a good suggestion, didn't think about that. Thanks. (973 views, 33 replies)
Today 09:19 AM
Lump Sum vs Annuity
What Big_Hitter asked... What would you get for a payout from the qualified plan? The income stream from the plan is usually significantly better than you could find in the annuity market. (1,433 views, 24 replies)
Today 09:17 AM
What's your daily schedule?
Here's mine: http://rootofgood.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/early-retirement-daily-schedule.png (394 views, 20 replies)
Today 09:10 AM
Which smartphone for TotalWireless.com
Apparently not. Using my zip, the two phones I'd consider would be the Galaxy III or the Moto e. I've had a Galaxy III for a couple of years and it has been bulletproof. No personal experience... (59 views, 4 replies)
Today 09:05 AM
Rebalancing Retirement Funds - Help Wanted!
Luckily, I do have access to a stable value fund (inside my old work's 401k), and I've got my entire bond allocation in there. It's been getting 3.4% to 3.6% the last few years, net of expenses. As... (1,052 views, 9 replies)
Today 09:02 AM
Poll: Would You Go To Your Grade School Reunion?
I would go. I had a normal grade school and am still in touch with about half a dozen of my friends from my time (2 of them also went to college with me). I don't mind seeing what has become of... (1,120 views, 49 replies)
Today 08:43 AM
Cash back credit cards
I got both of these 2 cards in the past couple weeks. Ive made purchases on both cards. CitiBank 2% card...made purchase on 8/28. My online account shows Zero cash back earned. I called and... (837 views, 17 replies)
Today 08:42 AM
If you had a lot of stuff, how long did it take you to do a major de-clutter?
An update on us- we moved in early July and I'm pretty happy with the amount of stuff we sold, donated, freecycled, etc. before we moved. Since this house is a bit smaller we also have more side... (6,790 views, 95 replies)
Today 08:08 AM
Preferred Stock Investing-The Good , The Bad and The In Between
Moorebonds, I also use TDA and they do not charge anything for a call. Talk to their Customer Service, they should waive the charge. Are you an APEX client? If so, make sure you kick up a... (4,683 views, 99 replies)
Today 07:55 AM
Photo Processing Software
I have been using an ancient version of PaintShop Pro, that I bought back in the 1990's for $30 or so IIRC and it has served me well for almost 20 years. I like it and I am used to using it by now. ... (183 views, 11 replies)
Today 07:46 AM
Health Savings Adminsitrators' New Custodian
Yes, HSAdministrators site still under maintenance, at least as of today. The good news is my password didn't get flagged as invalid like previously. Unless of course, the site never got that far to... (499 views, 14 replies)
Today 07:12 AM
what did you do today?
I remembered to log in :greetings10: I've been doing mostly a lot of nothing besides watching baseball and doing indoor stuff., as well as harvesting my container garden. I'm still not able to... (952,269 views, 18,121 replies)
Today 07:09 AM
Free Fidelity retirement consultation?
If you do get a recommendation for an asset allocation that you can live with, be sure to fulfill the asset allocation only with low-expense-ratio, passively-managed index funds. Fidelity has them... (1,624 views, 23 replies)
Today 07:04 AM
Howdy from Bee Cave TX
Sounds good, but fair warning, now that I'm retired, I don't get out that way often! (736 views, 15 replies)
Today 06:42 AM
Every Car You've Owned &………..
Where do you keep 'em all? (1,545 views, 63 replies)
Today 06:41 AM
Class of 2015
May i still join the class of 2015? Put ne down for Sept please! Sent from my iPad using Early Retirement Forum (61,823 views, 576 replies)
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