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by quenali
Fri Nov 23, 2012 3:26 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: the cockroach strategy
Replies: 10
Views: 5827

Re: the cockroach strategy

Is it possible he never heard of HB?  I can't imagine anyone writing this article while knowing HBs investment philosophy.
by quenali
Tue Oct 30, 2012 5:56 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Meeting In Person
Replies: 77
Views: 16136

Re: Meeting In Person

Vermont.  Will have the wood stove going and the tea water hot.
by quenali
Sat Sep 01, 2012 6:55 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Another one for the "conventional wisdom" B.S. list: Circumcision
Replies: 51
Views: 10346

Re: Another one for the "conventional wisdom" B.S. list: Circumcision

My father was born in 1924 and was not circumcised. He made sure that I was cut soon after my birth in the 50's. I respect my fathers opinion and I'm sure he had good reasons for his decision.  Now, I'm about to become a grandfather and my daughter told me last week that my soon to be born grandson ...
by quenali
Fri Feb 24, 2012 5:55 am
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Funds
Topic: new PRPFX-type ETF on the way via Global X
Replies: 17
Views: 11161

Re: new PRPFX-type ETF on the way via Global X

I see PERM has an expense ratio of .49.  Does that include the expenses of the underlying ETF's or in addition to?
by quenali
Mon Dec 05, 2011 8:22 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: CFA Education - Is Knowledge Dangerous for the PP?
Replies: 33
Views: 8285

Re: CFA Education - Is Knowledge Dangerous for the PP?

MT,
My 35 year old nephew passed all three CFA exams the first time.  It cost him his marriage. Be careful out there!
by quenali
Wed Nov 09, 2011 4:05 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Any "Breaking Bad" Fans Here?
Replies: 353
Views: 63138

Re: Any "Breaking Bad" Fans Here?

Skyler looks a little different to me in Season 4.  Her face looks a little puffier and maybe some weight gain.

My son in college told me he wants to start watching BB.  i advised him to wait till semester break fearing it may interfere with his study time.  Haha
by quenali
Thu Oct 27, 2011 10:00 am
Forum: Bonds
Topic: Treasury Bond Buying Tutorial
Replies: 120
Views: 140128

Re: Treasury Bond Buying Tutorial

Well done Gumby.
by quenali
Tue Sep 20, 2011 7:06 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: How Many Here Use Facebook?
Replies: 28
Views: 8649

Re: How Many Here Use Facebook?

MT, you may not use texting now but you probably will when your kids get older.  We have four kids, all in their 20's and scattered all over the nation.  About 90% of our communication is thru txting- it works great.  We're all on the same Verizon phone plan. The kids are all on Facebook and have ma...
by quenali
Wed Sep 07, 2011 7:23 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Questions About Human Evolution
Replies: 21
Views: 6258

Re: Questions About Human Evolution

The long hair on the top of the head made a great handle for our ancestor's  young to hold onto their parent while in the water.
by quenali
Sun Sep 04, 2011 7:35 am
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Canadian Couch Potato Interview
Replies: 48
Views: 10895

Re: Canadian Couch Potato Interview

I'm puzzled why none of the investment companies have come up with a PP mutual fund utilizing some ETF's.  The ETF's would cost, what maybe 30 bps, you charge 1 percent and no manager costs.....and the strategy has already been proven to work.
by quenali
Thu Jun 23, 2011 5:45 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Cash Value Life Insurance
Replies: 7
Views: 2444

Re: Cash Value Life Insurance

I think you'll  be okay.  I congratulate you for buying insurance at your age.  Generally, I think it makes sense not to mix insurance with investing although the advantage is that your policy is "forcing" you to save $2,000 yearly.  As MT has noted before, the Roth IRA (with it's internal tax free ...
by quenali
Wed Jun 22, 2011 7:50 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Cash Value Life Insurance
Replies: 7
Views: 2444

Re: Cash Value Life Insurance

Moda, A few questions; How old were you when you bought the policy ? You said you've paid $6,000 in premiums so far.  What is the cash value now ? Have you called the agent or the insurance company and asked what the "surrender charges" would be if you wanted out of the contract ? Why did you buy th...