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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #2650 on: May 12, 2016, 09:37:08 PM »
Yeah, of course. That's why I said it wasn't really a problem, more like the psychological impact of partitioning up my money was more profound than I realized. Definitely a bit of cognitive dissonance in looking at reasonable account balances, but feeling like I had very very little.

I get that, too. I was recently moaning about how I am going to afford this medication my doctor wants me to try ($135/mo copays) and then I realized that the only effect it would have on my life is to reduce my savings rate, and I just have to change the amount I'm auto-transferring to Vanguard every paycheck. (Although I'm still going to try to find a less expensive way to treat this, because FFS you should not have to pay $1600/yr for a 15+ year old, extremely common medication when you are already on a $7000/yr medical plan. Grrr)
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« Reply #2651 on: May 13, 2016, 05:06:03 AM »
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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #2652 on: May 13, 2016, 06:38:33 AM »
My Mom sent me a rather generous gift.  I've had a rough time with things lately, and live far away. My sister lives close to her - so my Mom often takes my sister out to dinner, or her kids to an amusement park etc.  So Mom said she sent this to just even stuff up and as a way to say hi.  She tells me "I just had some extra money lying around."  (Which totally cracks me up.)

Anyhow, the note that came with it was "Just sent this to you for your summer vacations because I was thinking of you. This money is NOT for saving, investing, or paying off any existing purchases. You must spend it."

I called her and told her there was no way she could enforce that, and she said she already figured out how, and she wants pictures of what we spend it on. She recommends I use some of it on taxi's instead of bus fare when we are in Montreal, for instance.


And yes, I did send her a photo of my lunch yesterday. I spent $7.

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #2653 on: May 13, 2016, 08:17:12 AM »
My Mom sent me a rather generous gift.  I've had a rough time with things lately, and live far away. My sister lives close to her - so my Mom often takes my sister out to dinner, or her kids to an amusement park etc.  So Mom said she sent this to just even stuff up and as a way to say hi.  She tells me "I just had some extra money lying around."  (Which totally cracks me up.)

Anyhow, the note that came with it was "Just sent this to you for your summer vacations because I was thinking of you. This money is NOT for saving, investing, or paying off any existing purchases. You must spend it."

I called her and told her there was no way she could enforce that, and she said she already figured out how, and she wants pictures of what we spend it on. She recommends I use some of it on taxi's instead of bus fare when we are in Montreal, for instance.


And yes, I did send her a photo of my lunch yesterday. I spent $7.

My mom tried that at one point with a birthday gift. I spent it as requested, and could have sent her a picture...I suppose I could have told her I bought a boat, instead of a part of shitloads of companies.

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #2654 on: May 13, 2016, 08:25:21 AM »
My birthday and my wife's are just one day apart, which means we typically get presents addressed to both of us. This year we got a check from my MIL. The accompanying card read "Paul & $wife_name, do NOT save this money! It is for spending, go get dinner or something".

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« Reply #2655 on: May 13, 2016, 08:38:39 AM »
My birthday and my wife's are just one day apart, which means we typically get presents addressed to both of us. This year we got a check from my MIL. The accompanying card read "Paul & $wife_name, do NOT save this money! It is for spending, go get dinner or something".
DH and I get the same admonition from my in-laws with anniversary gifts. :)

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« Reply #2656 on: May 13, 2016, 08:46:46 AM »
Just spend it on your groceries and save the grocery money.

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« Reply #2657 on: May 13, 2016, 08:56:13 AM »
Just spend it on your groceries and save the grocery money.
Oh, it's not like we're earmarking it or making special plans to move up our next dinner. Money is fungible.

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« Reply #2658 on: May 13, 2016, 08:59:12 AM »
Just spend it on your groceries and save the grocery money.

There is no way that would fly.  As I said, she has requested photos to prove the money was wasted. 

I mean, maybe if we got fancy steaks or something.


I did actually tell her that I might go and waste a thousand dollars, but if I do, I guarantee it will be a different thousand. This money is getting saved.  Because you can't tell people what to do with their gifts.

We might be able to come up with something random to spend half of that on, but that's way too much money to spend without a plan on short notice. Sadly, I already bought the plane tickets. She has said it isn't to reimburse for that. This has to be new spending.
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« Reply #2659 on: May 13, 2016, 09:02:38 AM »

My mom tried that at one point with a birthday gift. I spent it as requested, and could have sent her a picture...I suppose I could have told her I bought a boat, instead of a part of shitloads of companies.



My Mom knows me well enough that investing was taken off the table.

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« Reply #2660 on: May 13, 2016, 09:39:52 AM »

My mom tried that at one point with a birthday gift. I spent it as requested, and could have sent her a picture...I suppose I could have told her I bought a boat, instead of a part of shitloads of companies.



My Mom knows me well enough that investing was taken off the table.

<innocent look>

Investing? No, I just really wanted to splurge and own some companies. It's not really my fault if my frivolous off the cuff spending happens to provide a return. That would be like banning me from buying a bowflex or jump rope and complaining when I get more fit.
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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #2661 on: May 13, 2016, 09:43:10 AM »

My mom tried that at one point with a birthday gift. I spent it as requested, and could have sent her a picture...I suppose I could have told her I bought a boat, instead of a part of shitloads of companies.



My Mom knows me well enough that investing was taken off the table.

<innocent look>

Investing? No, I just really wanted to splurge and own some companies. It's not really my fault if my frivolous off the cuff spending happens to provide a return. That would be like banning me from buying a bowflex or jump rope and complaining when I get more fit.
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Buy shares in a boat company like Royal Caribbean or whatever ;).

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #2662 on: May 13, 2016, 09:46:08 AM »

My mom tried that at one point with a birthday gift. I spent it as requested, and could have sent her a picture...I suppose I could have told her I bought a boat, instead of a part of shitloads of companies.



My Mom knows me well enough that investing was taken off the table.

<innocent look>

Investing? No, I just really wanted to splurge and own some companies. It's not really my fault if my frivolous off the cuff spending happens to provide a return. That would be like banning me from buying a bowflex or jump rope and complaining when I get more fit.
</innocent look>

Buy shares in a boat company like Royal Caribbean or whatever ;).

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #2663 on: May 13, 2016, 01:47:47 PM »

My mom tried that at one point with a birthday gift. I spent it as requested, and could have sent her a picture...I suppose I could have told her I bought a boat, instead of a part of shitloads of companies.



My Mom knows me well enough that investing was taken off the table.

<innocent look>

Investing? No, I just really wanted to splurge and own some companies. It's not really my fault if my frivolous off the cuff spending happens to provide a return. That would be like banning me from buying a bowflex or jump rope and complaining when I get more fit.
</innocent look>

Buy shares in a boat company like Royal Caribbean or whatever ;).

I like your thinking.

I was thinking buy an index fund and say "oh I bought some Apple thing."
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« Reply #2664 on: May 13, 2016, 05:04:02 PM »
My MPP is that my brother-in-law is on Wheel of Fortune tomorrow night, but we long ago eliminated cable (or any way to watch live tv), and we're too cheap to go out to a sports bar and demand that they show it. Fortunately, some friends who still have real TV came through, and we'll get a nice cheap bit of socializing in too. #mustachianwin

Is your brother-in-law the guy named Jared?  He is hilarious!

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« Reply #2665 on: May 13, 2016, 05:15:37 PM »
I discovered that my company has a cap on Auto withdrawals from my paycheck for Roth's and 401ks it's 25%....


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« Reply #2666 on: May 13, 2016, 05:19:07 PM »
I discovered that my company has a cap on Auto withdrawals from my paycheck for Roth's and 401ks it's 25%....


Balls....

I'm pretty sure that limit is artificially set by your employer.  At my place of employment it used to be 50%, but then they changed it to 60% when the company got acquired by another company.  Talk with HR about it, and see if you can get them to raise the cap!

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« Reply #2667 on: May 14, 2016, 12:38:03 PM »
MPP: The morning after a fun night out with friends, when you have to exactly remember all of your small cash expenditures from the night before to enter into Mint. ("Did I leave a $2 tip? Or $3??")

Also MPP: regretting the wine I drank, not because of a hangover but because it was $7 and I mostly bought it because of peer pressure.
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« Reply #2668 on: May 14, 2016, 01:13:52 PM »
My MPP is that my brother-in-law is on Wheel of Fortune tomorrow night, but we long ago eliminated cable (or any way to watch live tv), and we're too cheap to go out to a sports bar and demand that they show it. Fortunately, some friends who still have real TV came through, and we'll get a nice cheap bit of socializing in too. #mustachianwin

Is your brother-in-law the guy named Jared?  He is hilarious!
That's him! My sister is his "hilarious" wife. :) Apparently they spent a long time thinking of what word he could use to describe her that would surprise Pat.

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« Reply #2669 on: May 14, 2016, 01:50:40 PM »
My MPP is that my brother-in-law is on Wheel of Fortune tomorrow night, but we long ago eliminated cable (or any way to watch live tv), and we're too cheap to go out to a sports bar and demand that they show it. Fortunately, some friends who still have real TV came through, and we'll get a nice cheap bit of socializing in too. #mustachianwin

Is your brother-in-law the guy named Jared?  He is hilarious!
That's him! My sister is his "hilarious" wife. :) Apparently they spent a long time thinking of what word he could use to describe her that would surprise Pat.

Haha, I love it!  It was a great introduction, and he even prompted Pat to respond with funny line!

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« Reply #2670 on: May 14, 2016, 11:30:12 PM »

... Anyhow, the note that came with it was "Just sent this to you for your summer vacations because I was thinking of you. This money is NOT for saving, investing, or paying off any existing purchases. You must spend it."


My mom is the exact same. She literally said she has some money she wants to give me but I won't get it until I decide what to spend it on. It's been a month. I'm still not sure what to ask for.

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« Reply #2671 on: May 15, 2016, 05:20:08 AM »

... Anyhow, the note that came with it was "Just sent this to you for your summer vacations because I was thinking of you. This money is NOT for saving, investing, or paying off any existing purchases. You must spend it."


My mom is the exact same. She literally said she has some money she wants to give me but I won't get it until I decide what to spend it on. It's been a month. I'm still not sure what to ask for.

Something easily returnable for cash?

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« Reply #2672 on: May 15, 2016, 05:47:13 AM »
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« Reply #2673 on: May 16, 2016, 07:19:29 AM »
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« Reply #2674 on: May 16, 2016, 08:09:58 AM »
That's him! My sister is his "hilarious" wife. :) Apparently they spent a long time thinking of what word he could use to describe her that would surprise Pat.

Haha, I love it!  It was a great introduction, and he even prompted Pat to respond with funny line!
That's great! I noticed (back when I had TV to watch....) that all the men on Wheel of Fortune always talked about their "beautiful wife" and all the women talked about their "amazing husband." Every Single One. Always the same qualifier. So glad your BIL did something (a little) different! That show creeps me out.
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« Reply #2675 on: May 16, 2016, 03:41:48 PM »
That's him! My sister is his "hilarious" wife. :) Apparently they spent a long time thinking of what word he could use to describe her that would surprise Pat.

Haha, I love it!  It was a great introduction, and he even prompted Pat to respond with funny line!
That's great! I noticed (back when I had TV to watch....) that all the men on Wheel of Fortune always talked about their "beautiful wife" and all the women talked about their "amazing husband." Every Single One. Always the same qualifier. So glad your BIL did something (a little) different! That show creeps me out.

My mother gets a kick out of how it seems that all contestants mention that they are married to their spouses. "I'm married to my amazing husband, Billy Bob."  "I'm married to my beautiful wife, Carol Anne."  Who has a current spouse to whom they are NOT married?
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« Reply #2676 on: May 17, 2016, 06:15:35 AM »
Maybe they are worried people will think they are common-law?  ;-)

My mother gets a kick out of how it seems that all contestants mention that they are married to their spouses. "I'm married to my amazing husband, Billy Bob."  "I'm married to my beautiful wife, Carol Anne."  Who has a current spouse to whom they are NOT married?
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« Reply #2677 on: May 17, 2016, 07:28:21 AM »
My husband (who is actively trying to get on WoF) has decided he will describe me as "curly-haired".  I tried to get him to go for "exceptionally intelligent" but no dice.

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« Reply #2678 on: May 17, 2016, 07:32:42 AM »
My mother gets a kick out of how it seems that all contestants mention that they are married to their spouses. "I'm married to my amazing husband, Billy Bob."  "I'm married to my beautiful wife, Carol Anne."  Who has a current spouse to whom they are NOT married?

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« Reply #2679 on: May 17, 2016, 07:41:10 AM »
My mother gets a kick out of how it seems that all contestants mention that they are married to their spouses. "I'm married to my amazing husband, Billy Bob."  "I'm married to my beautiful wife, Carol Anne."  Who has a current spouse to whom they are NOT married?

You don't get married to the unamazing, ugly one.

Or they are also married to an unamazing ugly spouse but don't want to brag about that. . .

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« Reply #2680 on: May 18, 2016, 11:32:52 AM »
I added another 0 to my total invested savings this week. I really, really want to brag about it to everyone I meet. I had to settle for just showing DH the new balance.

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« Reply #2681 on: May 18, 2016, 11:49:50 AM »
He said 'wait till you have kids,' you'll change your mind. I said, 'no, we won't. We'll be in the city. Everything is accessible by public transit, walking, biking, uber, buses, or taxis.' He said just wait till you have a sick kid at 2 am and you can't drive to the hospital in your car. I told him a once-in-a-blue moon occurence does not necessitate the purchase of a car.

I know this one well. We live in London and have not owned a car since moving here.

People always thought I was mad and told me "wait until you have a kid". Now we have a 2 yo daughter and still don't have a car. So people switched to saying "wait until you have TWO kids!". So now my wife is pregnant and the 2nd is due in July and guess what, we're STILL not going to get a car!

People just don't realise that if you organise your life so that you use the (millions of!!) facilities that are within walking distance of home then you don't actually NEED a car at all. We do cycle a lot now but I expect that with two kids that will become more difficult, although we may get a cargo bike at some point. Irrespective, we can walk to most things and take a bus or the tube otherwise. If REALLY desperate we can get a taxi in ten minutes!

The American equivalent of this discussion is that we are supposed to buy something bigger when we start having children. We were chided and lectured about that when baby #1 arrived. Then again right before baby #2 arrived. 16 years later our eldest will likely take his driving test in that very same car which continues to be our favored vehicle.

There have been occasions when a seven seater would have been a welcome vehicle for an outing but in that case we just drive both of our cars to the park/movie/party/whatever. If I was needing a big vehicle for a vacation I'd just rent or borrow something.

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« Reply #2682 on: May 19, 2016, 06:59:12 AM »
He said 'wait till you have kids,' you'll change your mind. I said, 'no, we won't. We'll be in the city. Everything is accessible by public transit, walking, biking, uber, buses, or taxis.' He said just wait till you have a sick kid at 2 am and you can't drive to the hospital in your car. I told him a once-in-a-blue moon occurence does not necessitate the purchase of a car.

I know this one well. We live in London and have not owned a car since moving here.

People always thought I was mad and told me "wait until you have a kid". Now we have a 2 yo daughter and still don't have a car. So people switched to saying "wait until you have TWO kids!". So now my wife is pregnant and the 2nd is due in July and guess what, we're STILL not going to get a car!

People just don't realise that if you organise your life so that you use the (millions of!!) facilities that are within walking distance of home then you don't actually NEED a car at all. We do cycle a lot now but I expect that with two kids that will become more difficult, although we may get a cargo bike at some point. Irrespective, we can walk to most things and take a bus or the tube otherwise. If REALLY desperate we can get a taxi in ten minutes!

The American equivalent of this discussion is that we are supposed to buy something bigger when we start having children. We were chided and lectured about that when baby #1 arrived. Then again right before baby #2 arrived. 16 years later our eldest will likely take his driving test in that very same car which continues to be our favored vehicle.

There have been occasions when a seven seater would have been a welcome vehicle for an outing but in that case we just drive both of our cars to the park/movie/party/whatever. If I was needing a big vehicle for a vacation I'd just rent or borrow something.
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« Reply #2683 on: May 23, 2016, 07:38:53 AM »
I added another 0 to my total invested savings this week. I really, really want to brag about it to everyone I meet. I had to settle for just showing DH the new balance.
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« Reply #2684 on: May 23, 2016, 02:15:38 PM »
I added another 0 to my total invested savings this week. I really, really want to brag about it to everyone I meet. I had to settle for just showing DH the new balance.

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« Reply #2685 on: May 23, 2016, 02:39:44 PM »
I added another 0 to my total invested savings this week. I really, really want to brag about it to everyone I meet. I had to settle for just showing DH the new balance.

For some reason I had a mental block on the word "another".   I must have read this sentence 10 times wondering why the congrats. 
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« Reply #2686 on: May 25, 2016, 05:59:06 PM »
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« Reply #2687 on: May 26, 2016, 06:49:53 AM »
I added another 0 to my total invested savings this week. I really, really want to brag about it to everyone I meet. I had to settle for just showing DH the new balance.

For some reason I had a mental block on the word "another".   I must have read this sentence 10 times wondering why the congrats.

$99,999 to $100,000. 5 digits to 6 digits. Added another 0.
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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #2688 on: May 26, 2016, 06:31:00 PM »
I can't get my Mint "profile completeness" to 100%, because I don't own a car! And I never will, because I don't have a license either!
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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #2689 on: May 27, 2016, 06:27:52 AM »
I can't get my Mint "profile completeness" to 100%, because I don't own a car! And I never will, because I don't have a license either!
Set one in for either 0.00 or 1.00 if you need.

Normal bookkeeping btw, the "reminder value".

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #2690 on: May 27, 2016, 07:31:25 AM »
I can't get my Mint "profile completeness" to 100%, because I don't own a car! And I never will, because I don't have a license either!

I can't either, because I don't have any loans. Talk about a MPP, haha. I wish Mint would let you click a button to say "no really, this does not apply to me, so stop asking."

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #2691 on: May 29, 2016, 05:06:42 PM »
I gave my mum some hard numbers about our early retirement plan (FIRE by 42). I'd mentioned it before but not in any concrete way. She warned me not to tell my grandparents since they tend to look down on anyone able-bodied who's not working.

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #2692 on: May 30, 2016, 07:27:59 AM »
I don't know if this counts as a Mustachian People Problem, but... I only rebalance and contribute to my investments every 3 months (if I rebalance in less than 90 days, certain funds will charge me a penalty), so I don't even look at my investments more often than that. Everyone has been talking about the recent uptick in the market and it's making me want to look at my portfolio... even though I know that it makes no difference what so ever.

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #2693 on: May 30, 2016, 07:46:30 AM »
I don't know if this counts as a Mustachian People Problem, but... I only rebalance and contribute to my investments every 3 months (if I rebalance in less than 90 days, certain funds will charge me a penalty), so I don't even look at my investments more often than that. Everyone has been talking about the recent uptick in the market and it's making me want to look at my portfolio... even though I know that it makes no difference what so ever.
Why would you want to rebalance so often?

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #2694 on: May 30, 2016, 10:53:35 AM »
I don't know if this counts as a Mustachian People Problem, but... I only rebalance and contribute to my investments every 3 months (if I rebalance in less than 90 days, certain funds will charge me a penalty), so I don't even look at my investments more often than that. Everyone has been talking about the recent uptick in the market and it's making me want to look at my portfolio... even though I know that it makes no difference what so ever.
Why would you want to rebalance so often?
You're right, I didn't explain properly. Every 3 months, I dump a few Ks into one of my accounts (TFSA or RRSP depending on my contribution limits). When doing said dumping, I have to decide how to distribute this money. I call this "rebalancing" although the money already in the accounts rarely gets moved around much, only the new money gets distributed. On occasion, I will move money around when things change a lot, but it isn't every 3 months.

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #2695 on: May 31, 2016, 10:17:32 AM »
I don't know if this counts as a Mustachian People Problem, but... I only rebalance and contribute to my investments every 3 months (if I rebalance in less than 90 days, certain funds will charge me a penalty), so I don't even look at my investments more often than that. Everyone has been talking about the recent uptick in the market and it's making me want to look at my portfolio... even though I know that it makes no difference what so ever.
Why would you want to rebalance so often?
You're right, I didn't explain properly. Every 3 months, I dump a few Ks into one of my accounts (TFSA or RRSP depending on my contribution limits). When doing said dumping, I have to decide how to distribute this money. I call this "rebalancing" although the money already in the accounts rarely gets moved around much, only the new money gets distributed. On occasion, I will move money around when things change a lot, but it isn't every 3 months.

I technically "rebalance" by sweeping the company match in my 401K (which was done in company stock and therefore not in lovely and diverse index funds) every few months.
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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #2696 on: May 31, 2016, 02:45:07 PM »
I'm unable to figure out where the extra 15k came from over the past few months.

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #2697 on: May 31, 2016, 03:05:00 PM »
I am getting TOO MANY FREE THINGS. My local Buy Nothing Group is too active, and today I "had" to make like 5 stops for free stuff! Curtains, rhubarb, an oregano plant (it's HUGE), an electric dehumidifer, and I gave away garlic.

Whew. Not spending money can be exhausting! Now excuse me while I drink a free Corono and eat some free ribs leftover from my neighbor's BBQ. (My neighbors are the best).
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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #2698 on: May 31, 2016, 03:28:40 PM »
I'm unable to figure out where the extra 15k came from over the past few months.
The stock market has gone up ~6% over the last three months...?

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #2699 on: May 31, 2016, 09:43:34 PM »
She recommends I use some of it on taxi's instead of bus fare when we are in Montreal, for instance.

What makes this especially funny is that in Montreal the metro  is often faster, cleaner, and more pleasant than a taxi. Maybe you could send her pictures of some public art, and then later tell her you saw it in a subway station?
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