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Today 03:59 PM
Best home 'weather station'
Can you recommend a good quality home weather station that will give me wind speed and rainfall along with the normal readings like I get from my current Acurite? I see a wide range of models and... (0 views, 0 replies)
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Today 03:55 PM
Class of 2016
Planning on January of '16! (22,461 views, 168 replies)
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Today 03:54 PM
Caller ID spoofing / FCC complaints
So since they use your name and number for caller ID, aren't you afraid that if they actually took action on this, they might come after you? :facepalm: Of course, they'd need to receive some... (138 views, 8 replies)
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Today 03:46 PM
Calculating SS When FIRE'ing Under 40?
:laugh::laugh::laugh : So true ... So true ... By then, the world reserve currency will be the Yuan, and we'll be 99% foreign large cap (158 views, 5 replies)
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Today 03:38 PM
Hiding Wealth from Your Wife
Is any really surprised, didn't think so. Move on, nothing to see here. (4,067 views, 71 replies)
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Today 03:19 PM
Women's World Cup
Highest viewership ever for a US Soccer match, men or women! Fox and Telemundo finished with a combined 26.7 million viewers for the U.S.-Japan FIFA Women’s World Cup final last night, marking... (1,002 views, 42 replies)
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Today 03:16 PM
Yes, the IMF has much more US presence/input than the other "troika" organizations. It should be noted that the IMF has shown no particular special skill in discerning what will happen in Greece... (12,446 views, 409 replies)
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Today 02:49 PM
Poll: Do You Plan to Upgrade to Windows 10?
Extended support for us is just security updates. Non-security updates are not provided to home users. That's pretty much what I told you in the correction of my July 4 message that I posted... (2,793 views, 102 replies)
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Today 02:48 PM
Sold the second car this evening.....
No. There are two of us: 1 crossover, 1 coupe, 1 pickup & 2 motorcycles. And, may buy another motorcycle. (1,824 views, 39 replies)
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Today 02:47 PM
What have you read recently?
The Martian was the last book I read. Will keep the above in mind. Have the 'The Boys in The Boat' about the University of Washington Olympic rowing team circa 1936 but I haven't managed to start... (121,672 views, 2,115 replies)
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Today 01:50 PM
LOL!'s Market Timing Newsletter
I see now that some of the EWX and EM drop is because oil prices have dropped quite a bit today. So I have submitted a limit order to pick up some more shares of EWX, but maybe the order won't get... (55,821 views, 410 replies)
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Today 01:47 PM
When to coast?
"I'm 37, planning to stop saving heavily at 40 and let compounding do the work while I either dial back work or dial up spending or both. For others planning similar, how are you analyzing the... (3,584 views, 49 replies)
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Today 01:43 PM
Laurence Kotlikoff - Maximize my
Well, that's about the break-even on the portfolio. I think it can be looked at different ways as to making 'sense' or not. As we've discussed, spousal benefits, desire to leave money to... (10,784 views, 200 replies)
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Today 01:32 PM
Roth 401k Rollover
I'm doing 401k/Roth 401k rollovers for DW now. I don't think rollovers count as contributions as far as early withdrawals are concerned. And the 5 year rule is always a fun one to figure out. Our... (145 views, 6 replies)
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Today 01:15 PM
35 Year Old Sailor prospecting "early retirement"
Congrats, you're doing great. But you may want to look into a Roth IRA again and see if it might not be helpful for you given additional flexibility on withdrawing contributions. (151 views, 3 replies)
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Today 12:59 PM
Sure-fire contender for the 2015 Darwin Awards
When I see warnings like that I have to believe that somewhere, somehow, someone was actually dumb enough to do that. And then I ask myself "How could that person possibly have survived childhood?" (815 views, 20 replies)
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Today 12:50 PM
FIRECalc v Fidelity RIP v Financial Mentor BRC
I understand what you are saying. Having a constant inflation plugged % does not seem good either. Not sure if any current retirement calculators can run Monte Carlo on the inflation % on top of... (1,033 views, 12 replies)
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Today 11:47 AM
Any FIREd folks use TIAA-CREF?
IIRC The expense ratio on my CREF stock funds has been in the 0.5% range. Most index funds at Vanguard have much lower expense ratios at around 0.17%. Admiral shares can be really cheap. The... (359 views, 7 replies)
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Today 11:08 AM
Old Savings Bonds - Didn't Think The Time Would Arrive
Since savings bonds do not receive a cost basis step-up upon the death of their holder, they provide a little-known unique way to create on-demand income in respect of a decedent. The executor of a... (1,435 views, 20 replies)
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Today 11:04 AM
New car options?
My wife and I only drive maybe 10,000 miles a year, total so yeah we don't spend that much on fuel. Good luck with your search! Oh, one other thing - those cars can be expensive to maintain... (2,288 views, 82 replies)

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