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Forum: FIRE and Money 11-29-2010, 10:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,351
Posted By BA
I wish Vanguard offers admiral shares for the...

I wish Vanguard offers admiral shares for the FTSE All-World ex-US Index (VFWIX)
Forum: Other topics 11-27-2010, 04:04 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,028
Posted By BA
Age 54 now. Retired 3 years ago :)

Age 54 now. Retired 3 years ago :)
Forum: FIRE and Money 11-18-2010, 05:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,941
Posted By BA
Thanks guys, I think the more I research the...

Thanks guys, I think the more I research the Connor Group, the more nervous I get.
Forum: FIRE and Money 11-18-2010, 10:18 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,941
Posted By BA
This is the company’s web site: The Connor...

This is the company’s web site:

The Connor Group Historical Performance (https://www.theconnorgrp.com/historical.aspx)

Here are some of the complaints that I found in the Net:

SCAM ALERT!!!!!...
Forum: FIRE and Money 11-17-2010, 07:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,941
Posted By BA
Appreciate all the replies that you provided. As...

Appreciate all the replies that you provided. As for the “selected investor”, it means that you have to have a certain income (i.e. $200k-250k per year to qualify or more than a million dollars!)....
Forum: FIRE and Money 11-17-2010, 06:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,941
Posted By BA
Brewer, I do appreciate your one word of advice,...

Brewer, I do appreciate your one word of advice, that speaks volume
You don’t have to respond to this but if you do, would you please tell me whether you had a business with them in the past?
...
Forum: FIRE and Money 11-17-2010, 05:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,941
Posted By BA
Advice needed in investing in private real estate firm

I am a retired person in early 50’s and thinking about investing in private real estate firm.
The investment firm that I am talking about does sell shares to “selected investors” and does have a...
Forum: FIRE and Money 01-15-2008, 07:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,380
Posted By BA
Newly retiree in need of advice in choosing bonds

We finally retired last month! I am 50 and DW 45 and have extra cash that we need to invest in relatively safe instrument other than CD’s and MM. As we don’t have bonds (or bond funds) in our...
Forum: FIRE and Money 01-03-2007, 09:44 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,223
Posted By BA
Re: Leaving US...

Can I contribute to a Roth while I am living in Brazil?

The answer is Yes, provided that you have an income which may not exceed certain amount, depending on your filing status.
Forum: FIRE and Money 12-30-2006, 10:35 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,202
Posted By BA
Forum: FIRE and Money 10-07-2006, 11:16 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,270
Posted By BA
Muni Funds- Some help are needed

I have some experience investing in mutual funds, individual stocks, options and futures. However, I have limited knowledge about Muni Funds.

I’d like to start buying some muni’s for safety and...
Forum: FIRE and Money 09-20-2006, 12:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,297
Posted By BA
Re: Interest paid in sweep accounts

With the broker you mentioned, Ameritrade, check their MMF (WTOXX), I believe it pays around 4.4%. You may call and find out the latest yield.

Al
Forum: Hi, I am... 02-26-2006, 11:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,191
Posted By BA
Re: Retiring Soon

Good luck!! you're still 49 years old(young). What your planning after RE. I am in the same boat as you are. Still have no idea what am I going to do with all free time...

BA
Forum: Hi, I am... 01-27-2006, 10:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,003
Posted By BA
Re: Soon to be ER & need some help..

Thanks for the welcome Nords,

I won’t be able to have one-time lump sum payment due to some complicated regulations and the monthly payment is the only option. As for the insurance company, I will...
Forum: Hi, I am... 01-25-2006, 01:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,003
Posted By BA
Re: Soon to be ER & need some help..

Martha, thank you for that site and will take the time to look into pub575.

Mike, I see your point but the main concern to me is the pension. I consider it very high risk and we probably will go...
Forum: Hi, I am... 01-25-2006, 10:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,003
Posted By BA
Soon to be ER & need some help..

Glad that I found this forum, I read many of the post here. They’re very helpful and informative.

I am planning to take early retirement at age 50 this year from my current overseas job and I...
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