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Fri Jul 31

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MisterFungi replied to the Falling Knives board. 2:22 AM

Re: BWP II

Hey, if you like BWP, you'll love LINE.

Thu Jul 30

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MisterFungi replied to the Retired Fools board. 7:56 PM

Re: Medigap Insurance Worth It?

You might also want to look into Medicare Advantage Plans in your state, such as those offered by Humana.

Wed Jul 29

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MisterFungi posted to the iOS help: iPhone iPad iPod touch board. 3:34 PM

Ring/notification volume control?

My wife recently switched from an Android phone to an iPhone. (I'm still a hold-out.) On my Android phone, it is easy to set separate volumes for the ring for incoming calls and for notification alerts (e.g., a new email or text message). With an [more]

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MisterFungi replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 3:24 PM

Re: Housing market inefficiencies

Then again, he'd have to demonstrate that real estate investors are more insane than investors overbidding bonds and stocks where shorting is readily available.

But that's the whole point: When there are not readily available ways to [more]

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MisterFungi posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 2:33 PM

Housing market inefficiencies

Great article by Robert Shiller:

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/26/upshot/the-housing-market-...

"...Short-selling helps prevent [more]

Tue Jul 28

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MisterFungi posted to the Real Estate Inv. Trusts: REITs board. 4:09 PM

LaSalle Hotel Properties (LHO)

LHO has gotten clobbered after posting mixed Q2 results (good bottom line numbers but modest miss on topline), due to softness in NYC (new supply in CBD is affecting room rates) and, esp., an unwelcome surprise weakness in SF.

I listened to [more]

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MisterFungi replied to the Retired Fools board. 3:34 PM

Re: SS Checking Credit Report

The website works for me. At any rate:

"...When you sign up on the SSA website, they carefully verify that you are who you say you are. They ask you to provide several different types of information and to answer questions that only you [more]

Mon Jul 27

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MisterFungi posted to the Folly in Hawaii board. 10:17 PM

Cowabunga!

Great 8' surf here in Waikiki the past few days. Plus, the Transpac yachts are trickling into the marina. And a surf film festival at the Honolulu Museum of Art. What could be better?

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MisterFungi replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 5:47 PM

Re: I was reading the paper ...

I am way late to this conversation -- and I do not know for certain what NYT article Jeff was referring to. But Tsipras used the word "cruel" to describe the troika's proposed austerity policies, and the Times has used "cruel" [more]

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MisterFungi replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 5:17 PM

Re: OT: CBI

Dear TMFhurrah,

Can you tell me, please, how you arrive at the 85% fixed-cost backlog component for CBI?

Thanks very much.

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MisterFungi replied to the Best Travel Spots/Tips board. 4:58 PM

Re: getaways

Chicago! Absolutely, Chicago. You can get right into the Loop via the "el" from either O'Hare or Midway. Public transit is excellent. Tons to see and do. Great food.

San Francisco, Seattle, and Portland are equally terrific [more]

Fri Jul 24

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MisterFungi replied to the Bicycling Fools board. 11:24 PM

Re: What US city is one of the 20 bike friendlie

I climbed and descended the Col du Grand St. Bernard, from Martigny, Switzerland to Aosta, Italy some years ago--on a time-trial bike, no less. You climb 6600' in 25 miles, with the last 3 miles averaging nearly a 10% grade, and then scream 19 miles [more]

Thu Jul 23

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MisterFungi replied to the Retirement Investing board. 5:16 PM

Re: Yet another File & Suspend Q.

I took BlueGrits's advice and paid the $40 for Kotlikoff's web-based software. It works well and is easily worth the price, esp. as compared with trying to do this at the Social Security office.

I input the earnings histories for myself and [more]

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MisterFungi replied to the Retirement Investing board. 4:38 PM

Re: Yet another File & Suspend Q.

Consistent with what salaryguru posted, I see on maximizemysocialsecurity.com (I paid the $40 and ran several scenarios today, which I will report upon in a subsequent post) the following:

Q. [more]

Tue Jul 21

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MisterFungi replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 2:42 PM

Re: Don't-Know Investing

Lovely. Absolutely lovely. Not only informative and useful but also exceptionally well written. I've bookmarked it for future reference.

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MisterFungi posted to the Retirement Investing board. 2:25 PM

Yet another File & Suspend Q.

I am 66. My wife is 63.5. We are both retired. Each of us worked 40+ years. Neither of us has filed for Social Security. My average earnings were much more than my wife's. (She operated a dance school, which is great if you love dance but no so great [more]

Mon Jul 20

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MisterFungi replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 3:49 PM

Re: Need a DIY tip re: decks

All the power washers I've rented have come with three nozzles, often green, yellow, and red--indicating how aggressive the spray will be from a given distance. We were told to stick with green and never to go with red when washing wood.

Me, [more]

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MisterFungi replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 1:06 PM

Re: OT: CBI...again

I thought the piece was informative.

I used to follow Shaw Group, long ago. The fact that CBI acquired Shaw Group is one reason why I'm cautious on CBI and prefer Fluor. I guess that's what makes a market.

Sat Jul 18

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MisterFungi replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 12:52 AM

Re: OT: CBI...again

After I posted my mention of VIAB, I saw (and read) the previous discussion of that stock here. Thanks.

Fri Jul 17

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MisterFungi replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 9:00 PM

Re: OT: CBI...again

I don't hold CBI, but I do hold a modest stake in Fluor (FLR), which is quite similar to CBI in terms of its operations and in the steady downward drift in its stock price.

Yes, Fluor has a big oil & gas infrastructure business, as does [more]

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