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Forum: FIRE and Money 10-27-2008, 12:14 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,430
Posted By Olav23
ETFs with High Yields to Help You Sleep at Night...

ETFs with High Yields to Help You Sleep at Night - Morningstar Specialists (https://news.morningstar.com/articlenet/article.aspx?id=258901)
Forum: Travel Information 10-26-2008, 11:47 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,001
Posted By Olav23
B&B Recommendation in New Orleans?

I am going to New Orleans from Nov 19-23. I've been many times before, but never married :)

I'd like to find a romantic B&B within walking distance of the french quarter. It would be nice if it...
Forum: FIRE and Money 10-23-2008, 11:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,397
Posted By Olav23
The leveraged ETFs do not give you 2x the yearly...

The leveraged ETFs do not give you 2x the yearly return, they give you 2x the DAILY return. Read up on something called the "constant leverage trap". Here is a good explanation:

The Case Against...
Forum: FIRE and Money 10-01-2008, 12:28 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,485
Posted By Olav23
Do you have Admiral Shares of Wellesley? If not,...

Do you have Admiral Shares of Wellesley? If not, if you don't have a capital gain built up in Welly, I think it is a no-brainer to move to the Vanguard Target Retirement Income fund.

Here is why I...
Forum: FIRE and Money 09-02-2008, 11:46 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 7,103
Posted By Olav23
Oh yeah, I love Dave and his "Growth mutual...

Oh yeah, I love Dave and his "Growth mutual funds" that return 12%. And if yours doesn't, you picked the wrong fund! :)

But Suze is no better with investment advice. She constantly goes after hot...
Forum: FIRE and Money 09-02-2008, 11:19 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 7,103
Posted By Olav23
Dave seems to be the epitome of the Fox News...

Dave seems to be the epitome of the Fox News persona, good Christian values, tithing, very breadbasket Middle America.

Suze is much more "progressive" and liberal, a brightly colored lesbian.
...
Forum: Stock Picking and Market Strategy 08-29-2008, 12:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,331
Posted By Olav23
You can certainly buy foreign ETFs. There are...

You can certainly buy foreign ETFs. There are many on the various european exchanges.

ETFs will require a brokerage account and a commission though.

Here is the iShares MSCI World ETF and the...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 08-13-2008, 10:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,572
Posted By Olav23
After a bunch of research, I settled on the...

After a bunch of research, I settled on the "Source Naturals Life Force Multiple". It was one of the highest rated (and priced within reason) as far as bio-availability in a book called "Comparative...
Forum: Other topics 06-20-2008, 12:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,010
Posted By Olav23
I took one of the off-shoots of Krav Maga called...

I took one of the off-shoots of Krav Maga called Haganah for a better part of a year. I agree with Nords, the instructor can make a world of difference, but there are "licensing" requirements that...
Forum: Life after FIRE 06-04-2008, 10:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,700
Posted By Olav23
This was terrific, especially the commentary! I...

This was terrific, especially the commentary! I can't wait for your Daytona spread, as I grew up in Ormond Beach :)

I also spent many weekends in Ybor City in my youth... Good times. It is sorta...
Forum: FIRE and Money 05-31-2008, 01:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,967
Posted By Olav23
Ahhh, the good ol' fashioned Golden Handcuffs...

Ahhh, the good ol' fashioned Golden Handcuffs dilemma!

Would you be able to keep your equity if you left? That is what would make or break the decision for me.
Forum: FIRE and Money 05-31-2008, 01:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,369
Posted By Olav23
Do you mean commissions for buying/selling? This...

Do you mean commissions for buying/selling? This would be the same in either taxable or tax-advantaged accounts. Generally, ETFs are much more tax efficient than mutual funds. REITs, though are...
Forum: FIRE and Money 05-31-2008, 01:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,640
Posted By Olav23
Take a look at: EasyAllocator.com Main page...

Take a look at:

EasyAllocator.com Main page (https://www.easyallocator.com/)

If you punch in the numbers in each account, you can add "events" to the simulation and see how it backtests against...
Forum: Other topics 05-24-2008, 11:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 958
Posted By Olav23
Hopefully Google will keep going! They are...

Hopefully Google will keep going! They are scanning all content in Harvard as well.
Forum: FIRE and Money 05-19-2008, 10:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,188
Posted By Olav23
XE.com (xetrade) has been around quite a while...

XE.com (xetrade) has been around quite a while and just charges the spread on forex trades. You can EFT it right into your bank account.

XE Trade - Help - FAQ (https://www.xe.com/help/index.php)
Forum: FIRE and Money 05-15-2008, 11:17 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 9,444
Posted By Olav23
If you just want a cheaper rate, ...

If you just want a cheaper rate,

https://services.wsj.com/Gryphon/jsp/retentionController.jsp?page=375


Or if you have frequent flier miles to burn:

230 issues of Wall St Journal for ONLY...
Forum: Hi, I am... 05-15-2008, 11:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,533
Posted By Olav23
I'm sorry, I don't understand your abbreviations....

I'm sorry, I don't understand your abbreviations. Is m=k and mm=mil?

I assume if you had 500mil in a 401k this wouldn't be a question at all, correct? :P
Forum: Young Dreamers 05-04-2008, 12:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,358
Posted By Olav23
Sounds like I am a younger version of...

Sounds like I am a younger version of CyclingInvestor (and managed by Maurice) :)
Forum: FIRE and Money 04-17-2008, 11:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,066
Posted By Olav23
You can generally call up and negotiate directly...

You can generally call up and negotiate directly with the credit card companies. Since it is unsecured debt, they are happy to take pennies on the dollar a lot of times. It almost makes me upset that...
Forum: FIRE and Money 04-17-2008, 11:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,147
Posted By Olav23
Either way, I've enjoyed the ride up on DJP....

Either way, I've enjoyed the ride up on DJP. Wondering when I should take some money off the table, but it seems like no end in sight! (up 40% over 1 year and 3 months!)
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 02-22-2008, 01:09 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,155
Posted By Olav23
Side by side comparison of Dem candidates' health care blueprint

Interesting side by side comparison of Dem candidates' health care blueprint:

https://images.huffingtonpost.com/bluchart1.pdf
Forum: FIRE and Money 01-14-2008, 12:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,715
Posted By Olav23
Free advice to buy annutities!!! j/k

A friend just sent this across, and looks like it might be interesting:

Jump-Start Your Retirement Plan Days - NAPFA - The National Association of Personal Financial Advisors...
Forum: Other topics 01-13-2008, 11:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,232
Posted By Olav23
Gravel as well, 89% match. Who the heck is he? He...

Gravel as well, 89% match. Who the heck is he? He can't be important, as I haven't seen a single smear advertisement against him yet :)

Kucinich also for 89%, then Biden for 82%.

Great! Once...
Forum: Young Dreamers 01-13-2008, 11:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,513
Posted By Olav23
Not to hijack this thread, but my employer has...

Not to hijack this thread, but my employer has recently added the Roth feature to the 401k. Have you guys decided to use the feature? I find it very hard to calculate whether to jump in or not. I...
Forum: FIRE and Money 01-13-2008, 11:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,132
Posted By Olav23
I do think it is becoming a bigger concern this...

I do think it is becoming a bigger concern this election season. I haven't heard as much about abortion, gay marriage, or other nonsense deflecting from real issues. I have heard a lot about the cost...
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