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MisterFungi replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 1:32 PM

Re: New Carpet

We had new carpet installed in our condo about 6 months ago. Shopping around saved us a lot of money. We went with a local company. Their price included moving the big furniture, but we were advised to stow the stuff in/on them so that the guys would [more]

Wed Jan 28

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MisterFungi replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 9:26 PM

Re: Fool Me Once, Shame On You...

So what did I do? I shorted the market in January 2005. I was so convinced, that my portfolio consisted strictly of a short position on the market, equal to 118% of my equity.

You do know now that this sort of all-in betting on [more]

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MisterFungi replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 7:23 PM

Re: GOP Clown Car Drives Iowa: How Do You Jump O


Of course Obama's chief reason for being nominated and elected was the color of his skin.


I'm reluctant to bring, you know, actual evidence into the discussion, but this really is my area of expertise.

Obama won [more]

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MisterFungi replied to the Best Travel Spots/Tips board. 6:44 PM

Re: Inexpensive Paris accommodations

Look down at the bottom of the parisaddress.com page. The same folks now operate http://www.romeaddress.com/. (I have not used it; but I hope to in the next year.)

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MisterFungi posted to the Deranged Monkey Criticism board. 2:28 PM

EMR?

FWIW, I am looking at dividend aristocrat Emerson Electric (EMR), trading at a 52-week low today. The stock has gotten clobbered along with others exposed to oil & gas, although Emerson has other business lines. Forex is also an issue (as it is [more]

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MisterFungi replied to the Real Estate Inv. Trusts: REITs board. 1:44 PM

Re: Preferred Stocks Sales & Buys

Ears, you are correct.

I saw the info about the extraordinary call provision on Schwab when I looked up CHSCL. I had not yet read the full prospectus. Today I reviewed the prospectus, and as I read it (and as you have stated), the provision [more]

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MisterFungi replied to the Real Estate Inv. Trusts: REITs board. 12:22 AM

Re: Preferred Stocks Sales & Buys

FWIW, I notice that CHSCL (the only one I looked at) has an extraordinary call provision. So even though the call date is not until 2025, the company can redeem the preferred at any time under certain circumstances. From [more]

Tue Jan 27

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MisterFungi replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 12:46 AM

Re: hotel idea

What would you estimate is the delta in time for housekeeping to do a room for a new guest versus a staying guest? Unless you specifically ask for them not to change sheets or towels, I'd guess it's maybe 10 minutes, tops. So we're talkin' one-sixth [more]

Sun Jan 25

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MisterFungi replied to the Millionaire Fools board. 8:12 PM

Re: Lots of 'o's in those balloons

Congratulations, Goofy. And thank you for your active presence and insights on the Fool boards.

I retired this past June. I'll be 66 in March. Still in good health, mostly. I have a wonderful wife, daughter, and granddaughter, who will be 2 [more]

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MisterFungi replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 3:47 PM

Re: outdoor carpeting on deck

Outdoor carpeting typically retains water after a rain or lawn sprinkling. That will rot the wood. It can even damage concrete.

Fri Jan 23

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MisterFungi replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 2:00 PM

Re: Composite Decking

A flooring contractor (and master builder) we know used Trex for his deck, and it looked great when we saw it. I've also seen this material used in some city parks, on footbridges and stuff like that.

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MisterFungi replied to the Best Travel Spots/Tips board. 1:48 PM

Re: Inexpensive Paris accommodations


We were advised by the hotel NOT to try to use the metro to get to the airport. Apparently it can be very crowded, and dealing with luggage is problematic in those conditions.


Yes, if you have checked luggage, the RER to/from [more]

Thu Jan 22

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MisterFungi replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 5:40 PM

Re: Poll: CC tuition

And for some students it involves a totally new world; think of a kid raised on a reservation who is accepted at college.

Which reminds me of a story. Some years ago, I was hired to evaluate a national leadership development program [more]

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MisterFungi replied to the Best Travel Spots/Tips board. 1:51 PM

Re: Inexpensive Paris accommodations

You can get a lovely little apartment for your dates at that price point. Check http://www.parisaddress.com/. I just now looked quickly, and there were a number of places available for your dates. We have [more]

Wed Jan 21

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MisterFungi replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 3:27 PM

Re: The Canucks Are Coming, The Canucks Are Comi

... liberal interest groups have been trying to flog this unsurprising fact of life into a campaign of hate for several years now.

Now that's funny. Thank you for bringing a smile to my face today, SP.

Tue Jan 20

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MisterFungi replied to the Deranged Monkey Criticism board. 3:02 PM

Re: latest stalwart Screen

You could do worse than buy CSCO and GOOG here. I recently took a small position in GOOG (actually GOOGL, not that it matters), and I'm looking hard at CSCO. CSCO also pays a decent divvy.

Forex could be an issue for CSCO. Let's see what [more]

Mon Jan 19

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MisterFungi replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 11:04 PM

Re: Krugman's latest ...

One more quote from Krugman that is too good to pass up:

"On issues that range from monetary policy to the control of infectious disease, a big chunk of America’s body politic holds views that are completely at odds with, and completely [more]

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MisterFungi replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 11:01 PM

Re: Annual Physical Exam is Worthless

Please note the criterion for the study: Regardless of which screenings and tests were administered, studies of annual health exams dating from 1963 to 1999 show that the annual physicals did not reduce mortality overall or for specific causes of [more]

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MisterFungi posted to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 6:54 PM

Krugman's latest ...

speaks directly about a couple of our RELE denizens:

"[W]e’re living in a political era in which facts don’t matter. This doesn’t mean that those of us who care about evidence should stop seeking it out. But we should be realistic in [more]

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MisterFungi replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 6:33 PM

Re: Hiding my stuff

... those pre-fab 4x8 lattice sheets ... on hooks that I could lift on and off

That sounds both practical and attractive to me. Maybe frame them with some 1x4 attached to the front of the lattice panels and stain them or paint them?

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