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Forum: FIRE and Money 02-07-2021, 06:52 AM
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Posted By rembrandt
Annuity Question

I reworded this question because I think people thought it was an ad. Is anyone familiar with American Equity Investment Life Insurance Company? They are listed on Immediate Annuities.com and their...
Forum: FIRE and Money 02-06-2021, 03:28 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 224
Posted By rembrandt
American Equity Investment Life Insurance Company

Is anyone familiar with this company? They are listed on Immediate Annuities.com and their payout rate is about 1% higher than the other insurance companies. They have an A- rating with AM Best and...
Forum: FIRE and Money 05-23-2020, 09:03 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,572
Posted By rembrandt
I just paid it off. I feel alot better now....

I just paid it off. I feel alot better now. Thanks for the advice!
Forum: FIRE and Money 05-23-2020, 06:46 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,572
Posted By rembrandt
Payoff Car Loan?

I have $10,000 left on a 6 year car loan at 7%(2016 Elantra), and $50,000 in an Ally savings account. I have a job and $25000 a year in passive income coming in. Do you think I should payoff the...
Forum: FIRE and Money 12-09-2013, 07:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,760
Posted By rembrandt
OK. I will hold off on buying the annuities. I...

OK. I will hold off on buying the annuities. I just hope I will get a job soon. Thanks.
Forum: FIRE and Money 12-08-2013, 09:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,760
Posted By rembrandt
Annuity question

I am currently unemployed and looking for work with little success. I will be 51 in March. I am single. I am worried about running out of money. I currently have a qualified SPIA paying me $445 a...
Forum: FIRE and Money 03-05-2013, 11:40 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,142
Posted By rembrandt
Thanks for the suggestion, but I was hoping to...

Thanks for the suggestion, but I was hoping to retire early(before 65). I am willing to listen to more aggressive investing ideas.
Forum: FIRE and Money 03-03-2013, 02:19 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,142
Posted By rembrandt
OK, here it is. I have $145,000 in cash. ...

OK, here it is.
I have $145,000 in cash.
$35,000 in my 401k plan (in Pimco Total Return Fund)
$7500 in EE Bonds.
SPIA paying me $445 per month.
Currently working and earning about $35000/year....
Forum: FIRE and Money 03-03-2013, 07:18 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,142
Posted By rembrandt
I was afraid that you would say that...

I was afraid that you would say that...
Forum: FIRE and Money 03-03-2013, 06:47 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,142
Posted By rembrandt
A full time WHAT!

A full time WHAT!
Forum: FIRE and Money 03-03-2013, 06:40 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,142
Posted By rembrandt
I will be 50 this month. The money has been in a...

I will be 50 this month. The money has been in a GNMA fund the last 6 months. Every month, the principal has gone down and the dividends almost make up for that. This month is the first month that...
Forum: FIRE and Money 03-02-2013, 08:29 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,142
Posted By rembrandt
Better safe than sorry, so it would be the lowest...

Better safe than sorry, so it would be the lowest risk of loss.
Forum: FIRE and Money 03-02-2013, 07:19 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,142
Posted By rembrandt
How to invest $100,000.00

How would you advise to invest $100,000.00 with the highest return and the lowest risk of loss? This money is a significant portion of my nest egg. Thanks.
Forum: FIRE and Money 01-26-2013, 11:24 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 17,086
Posted By rembrandt
Current Environment

So, what do you think about investing in the current environment?
Forum: FIRE and Money 01-26-2013, 11:07 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 17,086
Posted By rembrandt
Retail Investors

And your point is that now that everyone is buying stocks, now is the time to get out?
Forum: FIRE and Money 01-26-2013, 10:08 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 17,086
Posted By rembrandt
Program

This program generates quotes for people with no sense of humor.
Forum: FIRE and Money 01-26-2013, 09:41 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 17,086
Posted By rembrandt
Please get a grip. You are wound too tight. ...

Please get a grip. You are wound too tight. Don't take the world seriously, or you surely will get burned.
Forum: FIRE and Money 01-26-2013, 09:31 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 17,086
Posted By rembrandt
The point is, ladies and gentlemen, that greed,...

The point is, ladies and gentlemen, that greed, for lack of a better word, is good. Greed is right. Greed works. Greed clarifies, cuts through, and captures the essence of the evolutionary spirit....
Forum: FIRE and Money 01-26-2013, 09:22 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 17,086
Posted By rembrandt
You ever wonder why fund managers can't beat the...

You ever wonder why fund managers can't beat the S&P 500? Because they're sheep, and sheep get slaughtered.
Forum: FIRE and Money 01-26-2013, 09:06 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 17,086
Posted By rembrandt
Here, here!

Here, here!
Forum: FIRE and Money 01-26-2013, 08:41 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 17,086
Posted By rembrandt
We are doomed, but somehow it doesn't feel so bad...

We are doomed, but somehow it doesn't feel so bad with an Absolut on the rocks in my hand.
Forum: FIRE and Money 01-26-2013, 08:35 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 17,086
Posted By rembrandt
Tell that to the Enron investors.

Tell that to the Enron investors.
Forum: FIRE and Money 01-26-2013, 08:29 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 17,086
Posted By rembrandt
bondi688 is the only one who seems to have a...

bondi688 is the only one who seems to have a grasp on history.
Forum: FIRE and Money 01-26-2013, 08:23 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 17,086
Posted By rembrandt
With my luck, my tenants would stiff me on the...

With my luck, my tenants would stiff me on the rent, and the eviction costs would put me further in the hole. As you can see, I am a very optimistic person.
Forum: FIRE and Money 01-26-2013, 08:13 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 17,086
Posted By rembrandt
Yes, I survived, but I am running out of energy...

Yes, I survived, but I am running out of energy and strength to go another round. I am treading water in GNMA's for the time being, until it is safe to go into the water again.
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