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Forum: Hi, I am... Today, 08:26 AM
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Posted By Montecfo
PSUgrad2, great story! Finnski1, great pic.

PSUgrad2, great story!

Finnski1, great pic.
Forum: Stock Picking and Market Strategy Today, 06:26 AM
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Views: 199
Posted By Montecfo
I would be thinking about floating rate bonds and...

I would be thinking about floating rate bonds and minimizing duration.

But if "ballast" is your only objective you want to the 100 pct long treasuries.
Forum: Other topics Today, 05:33 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,128
Posted By Montecfo
His message appeals to and is most useful to a...

His message appeals to and is most useful to a certain demographic. I took his course a few years ago with idea to use the tenets to help folks in debt. He is very strong on that. But I do think his...
Forum: Life after FIRE Today, 05:17 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 966
Posted By Montecfo
I have a that Toro also (well, old school pull...

I have a that Toro also (well, old school pull starter and not self-propelled) and .4 acre. It is super reliable and I have the same concerns about replacing it. I've owned it probably 15 years,...
Forum: FIRE and Money Today, 05:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 495
Posted By Montecfo
If it were me and my current 401k had attractive...

If it were me and my current 401k had attractive options and rule say in-service withdrawal I would consider consolidating there to preserve an uncomplicated path to back-door Roth.
Forum: Stock Picking and Market Strategy Yesterday, 08:22 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 8,884
Posted By Montecfo
This fear is what keeps money on the sidelines...

This fear is what keeps money on the sidelines and drives the market higher.

The economy has not grown this fast since the 80s. We still have a long way to go and lots of fuel.

Biggest concern...
Forum: Life after FIRE Yesterday, 08:16 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,313
Posted By Montecfo
Well I do know how we got here: we prioritized...

Well I do know how we got here: we prioritized saving and investing instead of blowing that dough. Maxed out IRA and 401(k) to extent possible. And took timely risks on company stock that paid off.
...
Forum: Life after FIRE 04-13-2021, 08:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 459
Posted By Montecfo
There are live shows here right now in my area,...

There are live shows here right now in my area, with reduced seating.
Forum: FIRE and Money 04-13-2021, 08:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,162
Posted By Montecfo
I agree with you. It will be hard passing a tax...

I agree with you. It will be hard passing a tax increase but the current administration has pledged to increase taxes including capital gain taxes.

So that may be another reason to think about...
Forum: FIRE and Money 04-13-2021, 07:13 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,550
Posted By Montecfo
You can make them anytime, but for determining...

You can make them anytime, but for determining whether you are subject to a penalty, estimated tax payments are still bookkept in the quarterly regime i.e., April 15, June 15, Sept 15 and Jan 15
...
Forum: Other topics 04-13-2021, 06:46 AM
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Posted By Montecfo
Been raining a lot up here here Northern Va. Yes...

Been raining a lot up here here Northern Va. Yes everything is growing including the lawn. My azaleas look like they are about to burst.

It's been too chilly and rainy to spend much time on the...
Forum: FIRE and Money 04-12-2021, 09:17 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,123
Posted By Montecfo
Some unconventional but low risk ideas

My fixed income allocation includes conventional choices including CDs (locked in at higher rates), bank savings (.66%), highly rated intermediate bond funds (3-4 year duration) and some less...
Forum: Stock Picking and Market Strategy 04-11-2021, 07:01 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 8,884
Posted By Montecfo
It seems to me that you took a loss though, by...

It seems to me that you took a loss though, by selling last May. Your AA should reflect your risk tolerance and temperament.

Many people wished to sell sometime in the past year. I considered...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 04-10-2021, 05:53 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,247
Posted By Montecfo
Hiking is Tough!

Hey hiking is hard! Especially mountains. Lots of leg movement, if not on great trails your stride is various lengths avoiding rocks roots etc. And then the elevation change will wind you quickly....
Forum: Stock Picking and Market Strategy 04-10-2021, 01:53 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 8,884
Posted By Montecfo
Out of Steam- That all makes sense. Thanks...

Out of Steam-

That all makes sense. Thanks for the perspective.
Forum: Life after FIRE 04-10-2021, 01:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 459
Posted By Montecfo
I saw the Stones on their Farewell Tour in 1982,...

I saw the Stones on their Farewell Tour in 1982, Cotton Bowl, Dallas. They have probably added some material since then, but great show.

;)

Seriously, you do have to get out and see these acts...
Forum: Stock Picking and Market Strategy 04-09-2021, 02:42 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 8,884
Posted By Montecfo
Stocks are higher now than in May, but you were...

Stocks are higher now than in May, but you were nervous then but comfortable now.

Leaving a lot on the table it seems like. Unless your investment portfolio does not matter due to pension or...
Forum: Travel Information 04-09-2021, 09:47 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,757
Posted By Montecfo
In Asheville, you are just a short jaunt to...

In Asheville, you are just a short jaunt to Greenville SC, another charming spot. About an hour away.
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 04-09-2021, 09:36 AM
Replies: 221
Views: 10,090
Posted By Montecfo
Yes. In fact there is evidence from prior...

Yes. In fact there is evidence from prior coronavirus infections of some immune response even more than a decade on. Will be interesting to see experience with this one.
Forum: Stock Picking and Market Strategy 04-09-2021, 09:32 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 8,884
Posted By Montecfo
I was about to make the same point on bull...

I was about to make the same point on bull market.

However, regarding "shoes" dropping often major pullbacks are unanticipated. See Asian financial crisis, dot com bust, pandemic, just about all...
Forum: Stock Picking and Market Strategy 04-08-2021, 06:27 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 8,884
Posted By Montecfo
Most important 3 words in investing are: Stay...

Most important 3 words in investing are: Stay Fully Invested.

So now you need to Get Fully Invested.

It is hard to anticipate some carastrophe but we have already had interest rate driven...
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 04-08-2021, 06:20 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 16,290
Posted By Montecfo
First Pfizer vax was just a bit of arm soreness. ...

First Pfizer vax was just a bit of arm soreness.

2nd which i got yesterday was just sore arm--until today. Now feeling really tired and a bit feverish.

Hopefully good by tomorrow.
Forum: Travel Information 04-08-2021, 05:47 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,757
Posted By Montecfo
Sandflies! Ate me alive. DW, not ao much.

Sandflies! Ate me alive. DW, not ao much.
Forum: FIRE and Money 04-08-2021, 05:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 533
Posted By Montecfo
Annual gifting program of cash up to tax free...

Annual gifting program of cash up to tax free limit. I would not gift apprecIated property as a general rule due to adverse tax consequences.
Forum: Travel Information 04-08-2021, 05:27 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,757
Posted By Montecfo
We just returned from there but we drove. Fun...

We just returned from there but we drove. Fun trip though!

Much more pleasant now than Aug.
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