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by dualstow
Wed Sep 28, 2022 7:20 am
Forum: Bonds
Topic: TBills as "the best horse at the glue factory?"
Replies: 36
Views: 717

Re: TBills as "the best horse at the glue factory?"

And of course Fidelity has physical branches. Not that I ever go, but I have one that’s walking distance.
by dualstow
Tue Sep 27, 2022 9:57 pm
Forum: Bonds
Topic: TBills as "the best horse at the glue factory?"
Replies: 36
Views: 717

Re: TBills as "the best horse at the glue factory?"

I should split this to a Vanguard thread. I have an assigned beneficiary. Vanguard made some changes and my listed beneficiary disappeared. I was able to re-add her, but what bothered me was that they didn’t even bother to tell me that they had caused this or that I needed to take action. These thin...
by dualstow
Tue Sep 27, 2022 6:03 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Book Titles (updated)
Replies: 12
Views: 239

Re: Book Titles (updated)

dualstow, after you finish reading Unintended Consequences: A Hotwife Story , make sure and post a review. From the Amazon description: But what do they say? A march of a thousand miles starts with a single step. I’d always enjoyed other guys admiring my wife’s sexy body, and I’d even had one or tw...
by dualstow
Tue Sep 27, 2022 6:03 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Book Titles (updated)
Replies: 12
Views: 239

Re: Book Titles (updated)

Desert wrote:
Tue Sep 27, 2022 5:06 pm
dualstow wrote:
Mon Sep 26, 2022 10:24 am
🟦 Mark Bowden’s The Steal: The Attempt to Overturn the 2020 Election and the People Who Stopped It [2002]
Bowden was remarkably prescient, writing that book in 2002! O0

Yeah, I'm that pedantic guy.
LOL, typo fixed. This is exactly why I can’t lock the thread yet. Many thanks, Desert.
by dualstow
Tue Sep 27, 2022 3:11 pm
Forum: Bonds
Topic: TBills as "the best horse at the glue factory?"
Replies: 36
Views: 717

Re: TBills as "the best horse at the glue factory?"

Cortopassi wrote: Ally, Fidelity: $1 per bond commission
if you’re just talking t-bills, Fidelity should be free. I think the $1 per bond is for CDs and non-treasury bonds.
https://www.fidelity.com/trading/commis ... rgin-rates
by dualstow
Tue Sep 27, 2022 2:53 pm
Forum: Bonds
Topic: TIPS vs. the PP Barbell or iBonds: No Contest
Replies: 14
Views: 424

Re: TIPS vs. the PP Barbell or iBonds: No Contest

… … This inspired me to write a long post about it: All About Tips: Real Returns and Inflated Expectations … Tyler, where’s the best place to alert you to typos? I found one at Looking Deeper - Going back to the TIPS mechanics we discussed, if you hold a bond to maturity then you get the full origi...
by dualstow
Tue Sep 27, 2022 2:15 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Book Titles (updated)
Replies: 12
Views: 239

Re: Book Titles (updated)

Not a big deal. I feel I have driven a handful of people away without trying, well before moderating. Don’t want to go all bogleheads on people. :-)
Also, I remember at a least a few members saying it’s convenient to hit the quote button because they’re accessing the forum from a phone. I get that.
by dualstow
Tue Sep 27, 2022 1:37 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Book Titles (updated)
Replies: 12
Views: 239

Re: Book Titles (updated)

Yes, keep an eye on the OP as I will update it whenever I can. Originally, I was going to lock it, just the way most Stickies are. For now, I may as well let title requests and ideas come in because it will bump the thread and make people aware that it exists. I do dream of a bot that will clean up ...
by dualstow
Tue Sep 27, 2022 1:30 pm
Forum: Bonds
Topic: TBills as "the best horse at the glue factory?"
Replies: 36
Views: 717

Re: TBills as "the best horse at the glue factory?"

… dualstow, what broker and what commissions and are you happy with them? I need to do the same, my IRAs are at Ally, and they charge $1 per bond, $10 minium, which is why I went to Treasury Direct for my first buy, but can't do it for the IRA. Not sure if those commission are industry standard.......
by dualstow
Tue Sep 27, 2022 7:30 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Book Titles (updated)
Replies: 12
Views: 239

Re: Book Titles, Politics section

Xan, dualstow. Give me a moment here. Here's an idea. Just as a test run. A small sample. Can you set up an "opt in" group similar to the politics group? Maybe call it the "Forum Nazi" topic. Someplace where bad forum behavior is ruthlessly chastised. Not editing your quotes? "No soup for you!" Pos...
by dualstow
Mon Sep 26, 2022 2:58 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Vinny’s Mexican Adventure
Replies: 55
Views: 948

Re: Vinny’s Mexican Adventure

glennds wrote:
Mon Sep 26, 2022 10:45 am
Thanks DS for setting up the book recommendations section!

My pleasure. Of course they aren’t recommended by the forum as a whole, but at least we’ll have some idea what books are being talked about without slogging through posts and pages.
by dualstow
Mon Sep 26, 2022 2:23 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Are most people here sticking with Treasuries?
Replies: 210
Views: 13514

Re: Are most people here sticking with Treasuries?

Xan wrote:
Mon Sep 26, 2022 1:53 pm
I think he's talking about the PP's cash allocation, or something equivalent.
Oh yeah, that was a random-looking sidenote. I’ll append that to clarify.
by dualstow
Mon Sep 26, 2022 1:35 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Are most people here sticking with Treasuries?
Replies: 210
Views: 13514

Re: Are most people here sticking with Treasuries?

Glad that I also hold a big batch of US dollars, which appears to be the only thing anyone actually wants anymore. I’ve never bought UUP - no fancy investments for me — but I admit I search once in a while to see if there’s talk of it. ADDED : that was just a passing comment on the strength of the ...
by dualstow
Mon Sep 26, 2022 1:30 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: $250 investment for a 19 year old?
Replies: 30
Views: 283

Re: $250 investment for a 19 year old?

ha!

I almost floated the Robinhood idea, but as a serious option and not as a reverse psychology experiment. I mean, I’m not a fan of the platform at all. But it seems ideal for getting young people interested in investing. With $250 it’s harmless.
by dualstow
Mon Sep 26, 2022 12:19 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Are most people here sticking with Treasuries?
Replies: 210
Views: 13514

Re: Are most people here sticking with Treasuries?

amdda01 wrote:
Mon Sep 26, 2022 12:08 pm
Checking in w/ everyone - How are we feeling w/ TLT tanking big time?
Feeling old O0
by dualstow
Mon Sep 26, 2022 12:17 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: $250 investment for a 19 year old?
Replies: 30
Views: 283

Re: $250 investment for a 19 year old?

Yep, hope so. That’s definitely the idea.
by dualstow
Mon Sep 26, 2022 10:34 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: $250 investment for a 19 year old?
Replies: 30
Views: 283

Re: $250 investment for a 19 year old?

Desert wrote:
Mon Sep 26, 2022 8:12 am
And watching a falling stock fund is the best education an investor can get, in my opinion. :)
I agree, and perhaps it’s better to watch $250 drop than $25,000, but I hate to kill her desire to invest just as it’s budding.
by dualstow
Mon Sep 26, 2022 10:32 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Putin Invades Ukraine II
Replies: 581
Views: 41029

Re: Putin Invades Ukraine II

Interesting developments: more protests against the war and against mobilization in Russia. The Ukraine has destroyed 9 12 or so Russian planes aircraft (4 warplanes, 8 drones). ALSO: Over the past few months, Google’s Mandiant cybersecurity group has observed apparent coordination between pro-Russi...
by dualstow
Mon Sep 26, 2022 10:24 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Book Titles (updated)
Replies: 12
Views: 239

Book Titles (updated)

Here are some book titles mentioned recently (it’s Sept 2022) here in the Politics § ↳ adding some from the forum that might be from other sections…. work in progress 🚧 Feel free to post new titles here, or to make suggestions here. I’ll delete them after I add them to this sticky. Long pasted excer...
by dualstow
Mon Sep 26, 2022 10:15 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Vinny’s Mexican Adventure
Replies: 55
Views: 948

Re: Vinny’s Mexican Adventure

I would love to insert the title or a link to the book, but I’m afraid I’m going to get it wrong again!
Maybe I could “sticky” a list of book titles mentioned, with no context.

✓ Done viewtopic.php?f=15&p=244321#p244321
by dualstow
Mon Sep 26, 2022 7:58 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: $250 investment for a 19 year old?
Replies: 30
Views: 283

Re: $250 investment for a 19 year old?

Looks like a cool book O0 With such a small amount, $250, I would keep it simple. Either an S&P500 ETF in Fidelity — because you’re right about the $1000 minimum for Vanguard funds — or even a savings bond. A savings bond is not going to lose and might be better to watch for the next 12 months than ...
by dualstow
Mon Sep 26, 2022 6:28 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Putin Invades Ukraine II
Replies: 581
Views: 41029

Re: Putin Invades Ukraine II

^ Scary! ^
After the article, I couldn’t help but read the list of 50 Irish boys’ names and their meanings, plus the arguing in the comments.
by dualstow
Sun Sep 25, 2022 4:37 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Vinny’s Mexican Adventure
Replies: 55
Views: 948

Re: Vinny’s Mexican Adventure

The Lincoln book was all I saw on the Civil War, and I think that’s the one that glennds was asking about. You don’t make it easy btw. Everything is “that book.” I found that title by searching Xan’s posts. But, you have supplied another title, so even if it was like getting blood from a stone, I th...
by dualstow
Sun Sep 25, 2022 1:07 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Vinny’s Mexican Adventure
Replies: 55
Views: 948

Re: Vinny’s Mexican Adventure

I am? Isn’t that what I said in the first place? Look at my post above from 7:11AM EST.I said the 1200-pager was a WW2 book.
You then “corrected” it to a different book. Or you mean it was a book on WW2, but a different one?

Please give me the title of the 1200-page one if you have it.
by dualstow
Sun Sep 25, 2022 8:10 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: The Left is Eating Itself Pt. II
Replies: 895
Views: 257566

Re: The Left is Eating Itself Pt. II

This is really The Left is Eating All of US. Boglehead asked about residential crime data in Maryland. Someone posted an interesting article from last year: Two major real estate search engines nix crime data in racial equity push Taubman said that Redfin had been weighing whether to add information...