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Forum: FIRE and Money 01-08-2018, 01:02 PM
Replies: 26
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Posted By MC1550
My last day of employment was 2/26/2009 - pretty...

My last day of employment was 2/26/2009 - pretty darn close to the bottom of the market. I was not worried at all knowing my 401K/IRA was heavily invested in equities and that I did not need the...
Forum: FIRE and Money 12-01-2015, 01:12 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 10,328
Posted By MC1550
TT and Vanguard

maybe old news, but just received an email from Vanguard explaining their latest news on Turbo Tax....

Update for TurboTax users
Vanguard will continue to offer access to TurboTax® products to...
Forum: FIRE and Money 12-01-2012, 12:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,081
Posted By MC1550
I just checked mine this morning and I see no...

I just checked mine this morning and I see no difference in the estimated amount. I had previously checked about a month ago. Perhaps the updates were done on November 1?
Forum: FIRE and Money 11-28-2012, 06:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,571
Posted By MC1550
"You aren't kidding about "considerable risk."...

"You aren't kidding about "considerable risk." This mix would be 50% junk."
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Over a long term (10-15 years) withdrawal...
Forum: FIRE and Money 11-26-2012, 08:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,571
Posted By MC1550
Perhaps a blend of the following is something to...

Perhaps a blend of the following is something to consider. However, this is meant for a long term income stream with considerable risk over just holding CDs.

25% Floating Rate Fund (Fidelity)...
Forum: FIRE and Money 11-26-2012, 03:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,894
Posted By MC1550
This is as simple as it comes and a wealth of...

This is as simple as it comes and a wealth of practical information...and it's a short read.

The Elements of Investing by Burton G. Malkiel and Charles D. Ellis
Forum: FIRE and Money 07-11-2012, 03:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,079
Posted By MC1550
In today's world, you can go and ask them to...

In today's world, you can go and ask them to recast your loan at a lower rate and hopefully without any costs to you. My credit union is now offering a "streamline" home equity loan to pay off a...
Forum: FIRE and Money 06-07-2012, 12:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,079
Posted By MC1550
The Most Successful Dividend Investors Of All Time

Worth a look as the discussions on dividend investing continue to be in the 'news'.....;)

The Most Successful Dividend Investors Of All Time - Seeking Alpha...
Forum: FIRE and Money 10-19-2011, 09:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,016
Posted By MC1550
thanks for the responses on my original query....

thanks for the responses on my original query. Now I wonder which is the correct amount. 2.36% or 3.1%?
Forum: FIRE and Money 10-19-2011, 01:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,016
Posted By MC1550
SS Cola Apply to non-recipents?

For those of us NOT taking SS at 62 - how does the recent SS Cola increase affect us down the road? In other words, will we see an increase in our expected payout when we access the SS web site next...
Forum: FIRE and Money 03-15-2011, 05:44 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 7,674
Posted By MC1550
$20 A Gallon by Christopher Steiner paints a...

$20 A Gallon by Christopher Steiner paints a picture on how our lives will change with higher gas prices in our future. It is not all bad news. Be prepared.
Forum: FIRE and Money 02-25-2011, 05:48 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,237
Posted By MC1550
Read $20 Per Gallon: How the Inevitable Rise in...

Read $20 Per Gallon: How the Inevitable Rise in the Price of Gasoline Will Change Our Lives for the Better ...by Christopher Steiner. It offers an insight to the plights of higher oil prices in our...
Forum: Other topics 02-25-2011, 05:41 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,911
Posted By MC1550
Every other year here for the last eight years. ...

Every other year here for the last eight years. I just finished my week's duty today without being chosen to even appear at the court house...Oh well.
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