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Thu Mar 26

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JeanDavid replied to the Railroads board. 8:32 PM

Re: Greenbrier WSJ Ad

D@MN! I typed in most of my answer and it all vanished. I guess I will be more brief this time.

With electronic brakes, how does the signal get to the railcar. Do you have electrical connections along the air line? Or by radio [more]

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JeanDavid replied to the Railroads board. 2:58 PM

Re: Greenbrier WSJ Ad

Google search turns up the following on electronic braking--

http://www.wabco-auto.com/electronic-braking-system-ebs/

It sounds like this is an improvement
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Wed Mar 25

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JeanDavid replied to the Mechanical Investing board. 7:51 AM

Re: frustration with quicken

I am getting more and more frustrated with quicken.

It takes forever to download quotes, and they offer very little support now.

I am looking for a way to track how my stocks are doing, i.e. how much it went up or down that
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JeanDavid replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 7:44 AM

Re: Annual Report just dropped off by mailman

Just if anyone was wondering if their copy might be arriving soon.

I got one copy about a week ago, and three on Monday (two days ago now).

I suppose this was because I have the certificates for my class A shares (in the safe [more]

Tue Mar 24

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JeanDavid replied to the Tax Strategies board. 12:14 AM

Re: Turbo Tax / Roth IRA / 0119 Form

Those codes occur on Form 8949, but they are reported to the taxpayer on Form 1099-R

No, they're not. They're associated with capital gains/losses realized on the sale of assets, and they're reported to the taxpayer on form 1099-B.
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Mon Mar 23

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JeanDavid replied to the Tax Strategies board. 10:57 PM

Re: Turbo Tax / Roth IRA / 0119 Form

A, B, and C are different kinds of taxable short-term distributions, and D, E, and F are different kinds of taxable long term distributions.

Apples and oranges. Those aren't 1099-R distribution codes. You're thinking of the codes
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Sat Mar 21

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JeanDavid replied to the Income Investor boards. 9:13 PM

Thu Mar 19

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JeanDavid replied to the Tax Strategies board. 8:30 AM

Re: Poll: Tax Preparation

Trying to decipher what does and doesn't apply to me make me want to run far, far away....

For sure.

I do my own taxes, I used to use TurboTax, but switched over to TaxACT some years ago.

This year they surprised me [more]

Wed Mar 18

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JeanDavid replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 8:53 PM

Re: Buffett investment in 1959

The oldest prices I have are these:
BKHT 19761014 67
BKHT 19761015 67
BKHT 19761018 67
BKHT 19761019 67
BKHT 19761020 67
BKHT 19761021 67
BKHT 19761022 67
BKHT 19761025 67
BKHT 19761026 67
BKHT 19761027 [more]

Tue Mar 17

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JeanDavid replied to the Income Investor boards. 10:38 AM

Mon Mar 16

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JeanDavid replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 4:00 PM

Re: OT. Global Warming

Global warming has become a political issue. We all have our opinions and want to jump in with this or that. Every time it comes up it devolves into a meaningless back and forth.

Actually, climate change is a scientific, technical, [more]

Sun Mar 15

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JeanDavid replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 5:38 PM

Re: Windows 8.1

Pretty funny JD,,,, so is Microsoft Litigating all those hackers who are continually breaking their Code???

I meant it to be funny.

Microsoft, whatever its faults, is not the SCO (Santa Cruz Operation) bringing (and [more]

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JeanDavid replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 12:33 PM

Re: Windows 8.1

Just remember, anything that a Human can Engineer/Develop/Write-Code for, can be Reverse-Engineered, Take-Apart and Hacked, period, given that one has the knowledge, Time/Money and the Resources to do it!

No they cannot! Doing that [more]

Sat Mar 14

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JeanDavid replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 10:54 AM

Re: Berkshire Revamps Railway Service

Don't confuse future-fears with current-reality.

OK. How about this for reality?

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Fri Mar 13

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JeanDavid replied to the Tax Strategies board. 11:21 PM

Re: Must I file form 8938?

I wouldn't worry too much about the back years since the form can't be filed on its own. The steep penalty is due to the objective of FATCA - to identify assets that are being hidden overseas (think really big numbers) - not really to go after [more]

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JeanDavid replied to the Tax Strategies board. 5:40 PM

Re: Must I file form 8938?

Form 8938 was introduced in 2012. Failure to file penalty is $10,000.

That is scary. TaxAct never said anything about it until this year. So I did not file that form, since I did not know anything about it.

I wonder how to [more]

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JeanDavid replied to the Income Investor boards. 5:37 PM

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JeanDavid replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 5:10 PM

Re: Berkshire Revamps Railway Service

But they had other problems too. The flooding, perhaps due to climate change

Well, global temps have been basically flat for nearly two decades, so why would one conclude that?

Don't confuse future-fears with
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JeanDavid replied to the Tax Strategies board. 2:04 PM

Re: Must I file form 8938?

It looks as though I must. I never heard of this before. Neither Turbotax, nor, later, TaxAct said anything about it until this year, when TaxAct asked me if I had to file, but provided no way of determining it.

I looked at the instructions [more]

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JeanDavid replied to the Tax Strategies board. 9:01 AM

Re: Received stock as gift

For tax reasons, it is my opinion that no one should have a DRIP unless it is inside a tax protected vehicle, such as an IRA. I am not a tax professional.

I once had two mutual funds that paid monthly dividends that were automatically [more]

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