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Forum: FIRE and Money 01-13-2011, 03:52 PM
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Views: 2,151
Posted By hogwild
Social Security "do over' rule changes

I apologize if this has been previously posted, but I didn't see it.

Apparently, you can only apply to pay back your benefits within 12 months now.

Social Security Press Office: Social...
Forum: FIRE and Money 11-15-2010, 11:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,542
Posted By hogwild
I have invested in a non-traded REIT. It pays a...

I have invested in a non-traded REIT. It pays a 6% dividend and, obviously, doesn't trade on the stock market. You can buy them from most financial planners.
Forum: FIRE and Money 11-13-2010, 10:14 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,907
Posted By hogwild
My wife and I bought Metlife LTC policies in...

My wife and I bought Metlife LTC policies in 2004. I was 55 and she was 53. Premiums were not increased until this year. We have the inflation option on both policies. They gave us the option of...
Forum: FIRE and Money 05-21-2010, 07:29 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 11,286
Posted By hogwild
I bought LTC policies for my wife and I 6 years...

I bought LTC policies for my wife and I 6 years ago. I got quotes from 3 or 4 companies, but State Farm has a quote calculator on their site: www.statefarm.com (https://www.statefarm.com). I didn't...
Forum: FIRE and Money 04-10-2010, 12:41 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,110
Posted By hogwild
There doesn't seem to be much concern over #3: ...

There doesn't seem to be much concern over #3:
"3. A requirement that businesses include the value of the health care benefits they provide to employees on W-2s, beginning with W-2s for 2011."
...
Forum: FIRE and Money 01-13-2009, 11:13 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,491
Posted By hogwild
Good answer;D

Good answer;D
Forum: FIRE and Money 01-13-2009, 11:10 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,491
Posted By hogwild
Social Security COLA for Early Retirees

I'm sure my question has been answered on this forum before, but there have been so many SS threads that searching them was impractical.

If you retire early, say at 55, does your SS benefit get...
Forum: FIRE and Money 12-12-2008, 08:21 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 15,448
Posted By hogwild
From the TurboTax web site this morning...

From the TurboTax web site this morning (12/12/08):

TurboTax CD/Download


NEW! Free Federal Efile Included — There’s no additional cost to efiling your federal tax returns. Efiling your...
Forum: FIRE and Money 10-27-2008, 07:33 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,055
Posted By hogwild
They are getting an early start

Wasting no time in proposing new taxes:

House Democrats contemplate abolishing 401(k) tax breaks - InvestmentNews (https://www.investmentnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20081012/REG/310139971)
Forum: FIRE and Money 08-09-2008, 10:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,773
Posted By hogwild
You could transfer investments "in-kind" from...

You could transfer investments "in-kind" from your IRA to your taxable account and not have figure out where to reinvest it or mess with your asset allocation.
Forum: FIRE and Money 08-06-2008, 11:15 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 19,406
Posted By hogwild
Money that is earmarked to pay the mortgage...

Money that is earmarked to pay the mortgage should not be invested in the stock market IMHO. I know of no place where I can get a guaranteed return of 5.875% except by paying off my mortgage, not to...
Forum: FIRE and Money 08-05-2008, 03:02 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 13,666
Posted By hogwild
Styrofoam will not melt below 464 degrees F. ...

Styrofoam will not melt below 464 degrees F. There should be plenty of air clearance between the can and the styrofoam bucket. The air will not reach that temp. That is unless your house is on...
Forum: FIRE and Money 08-05-2008, 06:50 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 13,666
Posted By hogwild
Here are two options that a syndicated radio home...

Here are two options that a syndicated radio home improvement show suggests for recessed lights:

1. If they are the non-IC type, simply purchase a $1 or $2 dollar styrafoam minnow buckect and...
Forum: FIRE and Money 08-01-2008, 09:13 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,392
Posted By hogwild
It's not a problem, even if audited, if you have...

It's not a problem, even if audited, if you have kept your records and can show what you sold, the cost basis, and dates. A lot of times, your broker doesn't know your cost basis anyway. For...
Forum: FIRE and Money 08-01-2008, 06:52 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,392
Posted By hogwild
I have always simply identified the specific lots...

I have always simply identified the specific lots when I did my taxes. My broker doesn't care or need to know which shares I am selling or redeeming.
Forum: FIRE and Money 07-31-2008, 12:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,276
Posted By hogwild
If you are concerned about tax increases, you may...

If you are concerned about tax increases, you may be voting for the wrong guy.;D
Forum: FIRE and Money 07-24-2008, 06:48 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,823
Posted By hogwild
I've used Quicken religiously since 1993. I use...

I've used Quicken religiously since 1993. I use the premier version and upgrade every other year. I think you get out of it what you put into it. I have put in every financial transaction I have...
Forum: FIRE and Money 07-15-2008, 08:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,422
Posted By hogwild
A fraction over "d...."

A fraction over "d...."
Forum: FIRE and Money 07-15-2008, 08:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,422
Posted By hogwild
BAC dividend yield is currently 11.8%. How long...

BAC dividend yield is currently 11.8%. How long can that last?
Forum: FIRE and Money 07-09-2008, 07:06 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 8,947
Posted By hogwild
The Evensky and Katz stategy is very similar to...

The Evensky and Katz stategy is very similar to Ray Lucia's "Buckets of Money" (registered trademark) strategy. Which, btw, I have adopted.
Forum: FIRE and Money 06-22-2008, 09:56 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,268
Posted By hogwild
You don't have to buy a CD every year. You have...

You don't have to buy a CD every year. You have a 5 year period to weather a down market. If the market is up, buy a 1 or more years worth of CDs. If the market is down, defer selling stock until...
Forum: FIRE and Money 05-19-2008, 08:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,201
Posted By hogwild
Thanks for all the nice replys. No doubt that...

Thanks for all the nice replys. No doubt that some of the retirement planning info on this forum contributed to my decision. I hope that I can return the favor by sharing experience that I gain in...
Forum: FIRE and Money 05-19-2008, 08:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,201
Posted By hogwild
Gave notice this morning

Retiring July 4 (Independence Day), how cool is that?

Turn 60 on June 28.
Forum: FIRE and Money 05-16-2008, 09:03 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 8,104
Posted By hogwild
You are not alone on this board. I'm bucketized...

You are not alone on this board. I'm bucketized as well. So I don't lose sleep over the gyrations of the market.
Forum: FIRE and Money 05-16-2008, 08:34 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 19,406
Posted By hogwild
Paying off the mortage is a cash flow issue in my...

Paying off the mortage is a cash flow issue in my case. I only owe about 70k and my PI pmt is 1168/mo. This means, using the 4% rule (or the reciprical 25x) I would need $350,000 just to support...
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