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Forum: FIRE and Money 11-19-2012, 02:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,009
Posted By stevelb
Ally finally updated their app to include bill...

Ally finally updated their app to include bill pay and check deposits. I had moved quite a bit of money away from Ally because of their failure to keep up with most of the other banks in this...
Forum: FIRE and Money 03-19-2012, 11:24 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,671
Posted By stevelb
I agree with Midpack. See the chart on page 470...

I agree with Midpack. See the chart on page 470 of the book. Also @ page 471:

Conclusion:
If you are in the green zone, then any reasonable income allocation strategy works. If you want...
Forum: FIRE and Money 03-11-2012, 11:45 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,010
Posted By stevelb
I appreciate your postings; very helpful

I appreciate your postings; very helpful
Forum: FIRE and Money 03-10-2012, 02:51 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,377
Posted By stevelb
Sorry, meant SPIA

Sorry, meant SPIA
Forum: FIRE and Money 03-09-2012, 08:40 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,377
Posted By stevelb
I have read Fullmer's article many times and I...

I have read Fullmer's article many times and I like his idea. I review my situation annually. I am in Otar's green zone and thus I feel that an annuity is not necessary at this time. If I ever...
Forum: Life after FIRE 08-18-2011, 07:59 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 42,051
Posted By stevelb
OP- Since you live in So.Calf.,have you checked...

OP- Since you live in So.Calf.,have you checked out Laguna Woods Village. Anyone?
Forum: Other topics 12-03-2010, 01:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,103
Posted By stevelb
I live in a Chicago suburb very close to Indiana....

I live in a Chicago suburb very close to Indiana. We do most of our shopping there for the lower sales tax. Also gas is always cheaper. My property taxes are ridiculious. Giving lots of thought...
Forum: FIRE and Money 04-25-2010, 10:15 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,132
Posted By stevelb
About 2 1/2%

About 2 1/2%
Forum: FIRE and Money 03-26-2010, 03:35 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 7,818
Posted By stevelb
Bill will be signed as Illinois HAD to do this to...

Bill will be signed as Illinois HAD to do this to keep its current bond rating as it goes into the bond market very soon for about a billion worth of new debt.

Age 67 does seem a little harsh on...
Forum: FIRE and Money 06-27-2008, 08:32 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 10,764
Posted By stevelb
Thought that this book was a waste of time. Just...

Thought that this book was a waste of time. Just another commercial for their software.
Forum: FIRE and Money 08-24-2007, 08:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,979
Posted By stevelb
ronin - Which method is superior? The Dynamic...

ronin - Which method is superior? The Dynamic Pro at www.analyzenow (http://www.analyzenow) or Walkinwood's spread sheet using the Guyton rules? Not really too familar with the Dynamic Pro - yet.
Forum: FIRE and Money 08-24-2007, 07:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,979
Posted By stevelb
Walkinwood- Thank you. This is a nice piece of...

Walkinwood- Thank you. This is a nice piece of work. I have been giving serious thought to using Guytons Decision Rules and this will be very helpful.
Forum: FIRE and Money 06-19-2005, 08:04 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,165
Posted By stevelb
Re: condo hotels

For what it's worth, the Chicago Sun Times has an article today:* http://www.suntimes.com/output/hlife/hos-news-condo19.html
Forum: FIRE and Money 06-14-2005, 03:09 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,165
Posted By stevelb
Re: condo hotels

These are starting to come on line in Chicago also. So far there has not been much information out there.
Forum: FIRE and Money 02-23-2005, 07:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,421
Posted By stevelb
Roth Conversions??

Is it worthwhile to begin an IRA to Roth conversion plan within the 15% bracket at age 59 to avoid the taxation of Social Security benefits in later years. The assumption would be that Social...
Forum: Other topics 06-24-2004, 08:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,141
Posted By stevelb
Re: Other investment forums???

Hello Roger_R.
Stay away from Bob Brinker

John Galt

What is your basis for this statement. In post after post it seems like you just like to see your trival in print. Get a life.
Forum: FIRE and Money 04-13-2004, 04:48 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,134
Posted By stevelb
Re: Pay off the House

Salaryguru - While I tend to agree with your conclusions, there is another issue that must be considered in each case. That is the question of where the money comes from to make the mortgage payments...
Forum: FIRE and Money 11-20-2002, 11:37 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,649
Posted By stevelb
Re: New version of FIRECalc for testing

The new version is working well and is very useful. Can't wait till you update the data to see if there are significant changes in my situation.
Forum: FIRE and Money 06-30-2002, 08:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,948
Posted By stevelb
Mortgage/Withdrawal Rates

I am thinking of purchasing a new residence which would probably be my long term retirement home. I will need about $200,000 plus the net proceeds from my current house. I can either take the...
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