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Forum: FIRE and Money 12-17-2004, 06:08 AM
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Posted By billystu
Where to put cash?

While working I have always been able to stash my emergency living expense cash (plus other cash) in a special account that paid a pretty decent rate (currently 4%) with no withdrawal restrictions....
Forum: FIRE and Money 12-12-2004, 07:17 PM
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Posted By billystu
Re: Hold TIPS in a fund or buy them direct???

Bob Smith,

Thanks for the TIPS tips!

I just looked at the real rate of my Vanguard inflation fund, and it is only 1.24%.

How are you getting a real rate of 2.54? Are you going out longer on...
Forum: FIRE and Money 12-12-2004, 05:26 AM
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Posted By billystu
Re: Hold TIPS in a fund or buy them direct???

" Lay investors may be befuddled by the technical implications outlined above and simply content themselves with owning a TIPS fund – again with recognition of the inherent risks of anyone or any...
Forum: FIRE and Money 12-12-2004, 05:04 AM
Replies: 15
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Posted By billystu
Re: Hold TIPS in a fund or buy them direct???

Actually I was wrong about the average maturity-- it is 7 to 20 years. Is that too long in this rising interest rate environment, or does it matter with TIPS?

Another thing that worries me about...
Forum: FIRE and Money 12-12-2004, 04:56 AM
Replies: 15
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Posted By billystu
Hold TIPS in a fund or buy them direct???

I'm a complete novice when it comes to buying TIPS (and bonds in general actually).

I purchased some shares of Vanguard's inflation protected securities fund recently for my IRA, but I'm wondering...
Forum: FIRE and Money 12-10-2004, 04:06 AM
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Posted By billystu
Re: Malkiel Defends Efficient Market Theory

All,

You folks look to be really diversified compared to my scary-looking 58% Berkshire, 25% cash and 17% other stocks/tips.

However, isn't there a possibitliy that all those index funds could...
Forum: FIRE and Money 12-08-2004, 10:21 AM
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Posted By billystu
Re: Berkshire and SWR

Thanks for the reply. I'll check out that discussion.

And I agree, Berkshire certainly isn't the entire market but it's not like a single company either due to all the different operating...
Forum: FIRE and Money 12-08-2004, 08:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,017
Posted By billystu
Berkshire and SWR

???

Anybody here hold a large portion of their portfolio in Berkshire Hathaway? I think Nords may have a chunk tied up in Berkshire, if I remember correctly.

The reason I ask is I was wondering...
Forum: Hi, I am... 11-19-2004, 07:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,854
Posted By billystu
Re: Why cant I pull the trigger?

Blake,

I read your post with interest because I'm going through the exact same thing and with almost the exact same amount of money, although my net worth may be a bit less liquid than yours. I've...
Forum: Life after FIRE 11-19-2004, 05:39 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,482
Posted By billystu
Re: ER WITH KIDS??

I read the summary of thier trip, and I don't think I could handle one year of traveling with our 2 boys. They are 5 and 7 and they fight like pit bulls.

I'm thinking more of traveling during the...
Forum: Life after FIRE 11-18-2004, 10:38 AM
Replies: 30
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Posted By billystu
ER WITH KIDS??

Has anyone ER'd with kids? I have two boys, 5 and 7, and I'd like to quit so I can spend more time with them and watch them grow up. I feel like I've missed almost all of the kid experience so far...
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