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Forum: Other topics 11-06-2008, 01:32 PM
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Posted By JB
Good info above. Also read about the OS-X...

Good info above. Also read about the OS-X Firewall (https://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?path=Mac/10.4/en/mh1042.html).
Forum: Other topics 11-01-2008, 03:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,707
Posted By JB
As others have already said you should be safe if...

As others have already said you should be safe if your connection is over https (SSL). However, there is another step you should take to verify the identity of the site you are connected to. In...
Forum: Other topics 10-20-2008, 03:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,266
Posted By JB
Good idea. Right now I only have the names of...

Good idea. Right now I only have the names of the reps I spoke to, and the case numbers.
Forum: Other topics 10-20-2008, 03:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,266
Posted By JB
The thing is that I can't be sure that this is...

The thing is that I can't be sure that this is the merchant to lost control of my information. PayPal told me that the fraudster had my credit card number, and billing and shipping addresses. I...
Forum: Other topics 10-20-2008, 02:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,266
Posted By JB
I didn't expect much from PayPal, but they were...

I didn't expect much from PayPal, but they were responsive and cooperative. I only had to wait for a few minutes to speak with someone and they immediately told me what happened, and closed the...
Forum: Other topics 10-20-2008, 02:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,266
Posted By JB
Thanks for the suggestions. I'll will look into...

Thanks for the suggestions. I'll will look into the credit freeze. I don't think it was my computer that was compromised. I have two firewalls, one external, and the XP firewall, run AVG once in...
Forum: Other topics 10-19-2008, 10:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,266
Posted By JB
Online Fraud -- how can I protect myself.

I noticed an unusual charge of around $2,000 on my credit card statement so I called the credit card company to dispute the charge. Then I noticed a package notice that the usps left for me that's...
Forum: FIRE and Money 10-11-2008, 01:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,658
Posted By JB
I've been rebalancing on the big down days. The...

I've been rebalancing on the big down days. The problem is that if the market continues to go down you will lose more. Buying at lower prices helps me to better cope with the losses in my...
Forum: FIRE and Money 10-11-2008, 01:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,611
Posted By JB
Thanks, that was helpful.

Thanks, that was helpful.
Forum: FIRE and Money 10-11-2008, 01:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,611
Posted By JB
Maybe because you can't short the underlying...

Maybe because you can't short the underlying bonds. It will be interesting to see what happens over the next couple of days.
Forum: FIRE and Money 10-10-2008, 07:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,611
Posted By JB
It looks like it's credit fears as treasuries...

It looks like it's credit fears as treasuries aren't down much, but JNK is down 14.5%.
Forum: FIRE and Money 10-10-2008, 07:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,611
Posted By JB
Bond ETFs like BND AGG trading at unusual discount

These ETFs are down big today, their NAVs aren't down nearly as much. Both are trading at a significant discount.

AS of 10/10
BND Nav 73.66 price 69.96
AGG Nav 96.99 price 88.40

Anyone...
Forum: Other topics 10-01-2008, 02:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,679
Posted By JB
I've found WinDirStat ...

I've found WinDirStat (https://www.download.com/WinDirStat/3000-2248_4-10614593.html?tag=mncol&cdlPid=10614592) to be very useful in situations like this. It scans your HD and creates a map that...
Forum: FIRE and Money 09-29-2008, 02:33 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,863
Posted By JB
Ouch! Uncle, uncle -- I give up. Changing my...

Ouch! Uncle, uncle -- I give up. Changing my vote from undecided to yes.
Forum: FIRE and Money 09-27-2008, 03:45 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,356
Posted By JB
The nice thing about the mutual funds is that...

The nice thing about the mutual funds is that have your trade executed at the end of the day, so are less impacted by market volatility. With ETFs it might be better to wait for the market to calm...
Forum: FIRE and Money 09-27-2008, 03:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,356
Posted By JB
I've been thinking about this and finally pulled...

I've been thinking about this and finally pulled the trigger last Thursday. I had some long term gains from managed funds I sold earlier in the year. I decided to sell some ETFs and buy back...
Forum: FIRE and Money 09-25-2008, 06:59 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,863
Posted By JB
I'm unsure and agree with Lazy's comments. Isn't...

I'm unsure and agree with Lazy's comments. Isn't this adding just another layer to the debt pyramid that's been at the root of our faux economy?
Forum: Other topics 09-25-2008, 02:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,282
Posted By JB
Great show. You can listen to it online here ...

Great show. You can listen to it online here (https://www.thislife.org/Radio_Episode.aspx?sched=1242). The soundtrack is great -- 'Hard Times' from the Sex-o-rama soundtrack.
Forum: FIRE and Money 09-24-2008, 08:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,558
Posted By JB
Thanks, I am getting a better understanding. One...

Thanks, I am getting a better understanding. One thing that's probably relevant is that the Spread in the Discount Rate is off the chart. (https://www.federalreserve.gov/releases/cp/)
I assume this...
Forum: FIRE and Money 09-24-2008, 01:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,249
Posted By JB
Treasury MM Fund, or Admiral Treasury. These are...

Treasury MM Fund, or Admiral Treasury. These are not fed tax exempt.
Forum: FIRE and Money 09-24-2008, 12:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,558
Posted By JB
Credit crisis question.

Hank Paulson has been saying that companies are having difficulty with short term financing. I was at an investment seminar a few months ago, and the analyst said the same thing. If this is true,...
Forum: Stock Picking and Market Strategy 09-23-2008, 12:06 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,238
Posted By JB
That Asset Allocation fund is something else. ...

That Asset Allocation fund is something else. The current allocation is 100% stock -- which seems strange given the 1st goal and the current economic climate.

Goals are:


Seeks to maximize...
Forum: Other topics 09-23-2008, 11:53 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,462
Posted By JB
BOH economist Paul Brewbaker recently gave a talk...

BOH economist Paul Brewbaker recently gave a talk on the Hawaii housing market. See this video (https://yourwebcast.com/ram/brewbaker08.wmv). His talk is full of interesting facts, statistics, and...
Forum: FIRE and Money 09-22-2008, 11:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,616
Posted By JB
I saw that spike and was wondering what happened....

I saw that spike and was wondering what happened. Other ETFs (IVV) show the same behavior. I'm glad you didn't get burned. Thanks for the report and reminder.
Forum: Other topics 09-21-2008, 03:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,503
Posted By JB
Hey Bunny. I have an old router and replaced...

Hey Bunny.
I have an old router and replaced it with the Zyxel a friend gave me. Looked like a great router with lots of useful features. A few days later I noticed that my internet connection...
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