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JeanDavid replied to the Tax Strategies board. 9:20 AM

Re: RMDs

I project a 401k balance of $5million at the high end 31 years from now.

Let us imagine your projection is correct. Sounds like a lot.

But, when I started driving 1961, 102 octane gasoline was about $0.22/gallon. Today, [more]

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JeanDavid replied to the Tax Strategies board. 9:08 AM

Re: RMDs

I hear lots of discussion, back and fourth about Roths vs traditional. Lately I've been in the camp of "bird in the hand" and taking the tax advantage today vs in the future. The other reason I've been doing this is because I [more]

Fri Oct 13

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JeanDavid replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 9:51 AM

Re: Out-of-Character Risk Taking??

Berkshire Hathaway Inc (the top company) guarantees the liabilities of all of the insurance groups and all of the other wholly owned subsidiaries, EXCEPT the regulated division (rails and utilities).

I do not remember the details, but [more]

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JeanDavid replied to the Credit as a Tool board. 9:22 AM

Re: Equifax data breach

Crazy stuff..And now they are in thew news AGAIN about a NEW breach that happened just hours ago:
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Sun Oct 8

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JeanDavid posted to the Viruses, hoaxes, & spam, oh my! board. 2:14 AM

Is this phishing?

I got an e-mail, like this. I had been using Verizon e-mail until Verizon bought AOL and discontinued their own e-mail.

Hi jeandavid,

We hope you are enjoying your improved email experience since switching to AOL.
We are [more]

Fri Oct 6

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JeanDavid replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 10:45 PM

Re: OT: BABA question

Take the money Mungo! By yourself a nice bottle of wine and drink it in the next Monaco grand prix!

Naww! Buy two nice bottles of wine and get a ride on a friend's yacht near Monaco's harbor next time the international [more]

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JeanDavid replied to the Ask A Foolish Question board. 1:49 PM

Re: starting with little money

Does MF have a listing of stocks that are under a certain dollar amount? I don't have the funds to purchase many of the recommended stocks but want to get started and maybe concentrate on those that are under $75.00. Thanks!

I [more]

Thu Oct 5

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JeanDavid replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 8:06 AM

Re: Forward returns

The specific value of inflation would influence the multipliers used, but I think we can all agree there has been "substantial" inflation over the past few decades (far less so, in the past decade since the "Great Recession") [more]

Wed Oct 4

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JeanDavid replied to the Mechanical Investing board. 9:47 PM

Re: Understanding Interest Rates

Middle class people spend almost all of what they earn. They have little choice in the matter.

Bull. They choose to have several kids before they can afford to. They choose to have a bigger house than they need. They choose to have
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JeanDavid replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 9:30 PM

Re: Forward returns

Assuming that we have had roughly 1,000% (exact amount debatable, but certainly very large) USD inflation since, say 1972, I guess, we can calculate how the numbers would shift, but I'm wondering if the overall premise stays the same (as our [more]

Tue Oct 3

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JeanDavid replied to the Mechanical Investing board. 3:57 PM

Re: Understanding Interest Rates

Why is this so hard?

Years ago, elan and I had a long series of posts-arguments.
Pretty soon it became clear to me that I would never convince him, and that he would never convince me. So I stopped posting on the controversial topic. I [more]

Sun Oct 1

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JeanDavid replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 7:19 AM

Re: Win10 update hosed my computer

And, before I updated to a new computer in May, a number of web pages stopped working with my older version of IE. Pretty soon, a lot of content will go away when Flash is no longer supported.

That happened to me a few days ago, when [more]

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JeanDavid replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 7:12 AM

Re: Win10 update hosed my computer

It's why a single web browser can access Motley Fool, DeviantArt, the London Times, and a gazillion other websites - I assure you that no producer of web-browser software tests that software with every site out there (or even a two-digit [more]

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JeanDavid replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 7:02 AM

Re: Win10 update hosed my computer

I know about the open source suites out there. I had Open Office on my computer. I use a couple of spread sheets that have macros that don't work with OO.

If you have the time, try using Libre Office. They might work with that. I [more]

Sat Sep 30

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JeanDavid replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 9:14 PM

Re: Win10 update hosed my computer

I am actually surprised Microsoft have problems doing updates. Surely they test them thoroughly prior to releasing them.

It's simply not possible to test for all of the possible permutations of hardware, drivers, software,
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JeanDavid replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 2:38 PM

Re: Win10 update hosed my computer

I am actually surprised Microsoft have problems doing updates. Surely they test them thoroughly prior to releasing them.

I have been running Red Hat Linux since about 1998. In that time I have had only two update [more]

Fri Sep 29

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JeanDavid replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 2:36 PM

Re: OK, now what?

Three seems to be a lot of mention of Brookfield Asset Management.
I suspect I'm not the only one here with BRK as #1 position and BAM as #2.


You are probably not the only one, but I am not one of them.

I have [more]

Thu Sep 28

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JeanDavid replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 6:44 PM

Re: OT: Tilson closing hedge fund

>I>Being a successful professional money manager has shockingly little in common with being a good investor.

I was never a professional money manager either.

The nearest I ever was was to buy a put option on a stock that was [more]

Wed Sep 27

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JeanDavid replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 1:24 PM

Re: Insurance drop in stock market-->importan

Well, there are two ways to fund losses: 1) liquidated assets, 2) new incoming premiums. If you have mega-losses, I would think you would want to try to maximize #2. So this might help Berkshire get back in the game.

IIRC, long ago, [more]

Tue Sep 26

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JeanDavid replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 10:59 AM

Re: Insurance drop in stock market-->importan

OrmontUS wrote: "Since the bill will have to be paid by the (we'll call it) the insurance industry and since their assets are largely held in equities, that would require the sale of potentially tens of billions of dollars worth of stock [more]

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