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Sun Mar 23

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MurrayS replied to the FIRE Wannabees board. 9:52 PM

Re: 6 Figures!

Congratulations!

I agree about sharing, our wealth accumulation is one of our longest goals and greatest accomplishments, yet there are very few people I feel comfortable discussing it with.

Oddly, I was criticized when when I [more]

Wed Mar 19

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MurrayS replied to the Retirement Investing board. 6:52 PM

Re: Roth 401k vs. traditional 401k

I agree with most of the posts here; at a 15% marginal tax rate or lower, a Roth is a no brainer. At 25% and higher, it becomes murkier. Consider that a married couple making $100k would pay under $12k in taxes or less than 12%. Even if you made $20k [more]

Mon Mar 17

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MurrayS posted to the Political Asylum board. 8:03 PM

Regulation Irony

Just a thought I had today: Isn't it ironic that those on the Right who oppose regulations on their lives generally believe in a religion that imposes more regulations than any government?

-murray

Thu Mar 13

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MurrayS replied to the Political Asylum board. 12:59 PM

Re: Gov Walker, Best Gov. Ever

I don't believe you

Typical conservative response throughout history when provided with verifiable facts that they don't like: I don't believe you.

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MurrayS replied to the Political Asylum board. 8:46 AM

Re: Gov Walker, Best Gov. Ever

That's odd. Unlike the OP who's property taxes went up due to moving 'up north', we stayed in the same Madison house and our property taxes were lower in 2010 than they were 8 years earlier.

This year, we paid about $1500 more than when [more]

Sun Mar 2

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MurrayS replied to the Apple board. 9:36 AM

Re: But what about profit? (Shareholder meeting)

Seriously though: Would you invest in a company that is oh so ethical, oh so environmentally conscious, oh so obsessed with creating cool products, and oh so into great stuff, if it was losing money every year and the stock was eternally tanking? [more]

Sun Feb 23

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MurrayS replied to the Apple board. 10:49 AM

Re: Facebook Acquires Whatsapp for $16b

Yes, yes, Apple can do no wrong. No growth, no problem.


Holy cow, did someone piss in your corn flakes or something?

Personally, I'm not seeing the value of the acquisition. Is there some compelling proprietary [more]

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MurrayS replied to the Apple board. 10:36 AM

Re: Still not enough supply of 5S models

I have bought some Apple products through the years -- I almost always fine lower priced, yet full-featured other products that meet my needs as well or better.

What a shocking revelation!! I better sell my AAPL at market open on [more]

Tue Feb 18

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MurrayS replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 8:43 AM

Re: Why?

As I mentioned earlier, I won't deny that Macs cost more...and I don't care. The hours I spent wrestling with my FIL's Win 8 computer solidified what I had pretty much already known.

Even if that Dell were free, it wouldn't be worth it to me [more]

Mon Feb 17

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MurrayS replied to the Retirement Investing board. 6:33 PM

Re: Trailing Stop %

I would add 4. The stock appears to be overvalued and/or appears to have achieved its potential.

I think my #1 reason applies to this. If you bought the stock as a value investment and the stock price changes that, then the reason [more]

Sun Feb 16

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MurrayS replied to the Retirement Investing board. 10:19 AM

Re: Trailing Stop %

I bought AAPL in '98 for a split adjusted $8/share. Having a trailing stock would have knocked me out at around $25/share or so in 2000. Same with NFLX a few years later.

I think that would have been a bad move ;)

Reasons for [more]

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MurrayS replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 10:04 AM

Re: Browser stats

I'm curious, is Safari on Macs only or does it include iPhones and iPads?

-murray

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MurrayS replied to the FIRE Wannabees board. 9:51 AM

Re: I have officially arrived!

Congratulations! We're in a similar situation, kind of like a dog chasing a car, I'm not sure what to do now that we've caught what we've been chasing for years :)

It happened before we expected as I just turned 52

Probably [more]

Mon Feb 10

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MurrayS replied to the Apple board. 8:14 PM

Re: How much will 700 jobs cost AZ?

...a special foreign trade zone designation that allowed Apple to cut its property taxes by 70 percent

I'm no expert, but I don't think foreign trade zones have anything to do with property taxes. From: [more]

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MurrayS replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 6:46 PM

Re: Why?

Yes Macs do cost more even though the "Cult" of Apple and Jobs denies that is the case.

Never any denial from me on that point, but then I'm now more convinced than ever that a PC takes a fair more effort to maintain the [more]

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MurrayS posted to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 8:03 AM

Why?

I spent the weekend at my father in law's house and he asked me to look at his PC. First issue, IE would hang upon launch. I was able to run Chrome, but the home page always came up as Tuvaro, a bogus search engine. I followed every google [more]

Wed Jan 29

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MurrayS replied to the Apple board. 7:32 PM

Re: A Focus Group Of One - Observation

So no, I am not saying Apple should be building dedicated set top boxes (aka removable media players), TVs, soundbars, or other static living room devices (although, a game console based on IOS that enabled shared game play across the iPhone, iPod [more]

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MurrayS replied to the Apple board. 7:18 PM

Re: A Focus Group Of One - Observation

Android is winning. Share of pockets (we are talking mobile devices not desks). That's what matters in the end.

I have to disagree with this little nugget. Is the company selling the most hamburgers all that matters? Not to my [more]

Sat Jan 25

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MurrayS posted to the Apple board. 8:59 AM

Every Mac, In a Font

http://techcrunch.com/2014/01/24/how-to-get-apples-custom-fo...

Apple left an easter egg (intentional or otherwise) in its new 30 [more]

Fri Jan 10

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MurrayS posted to the Apple board. 6:50 PM

Cadillac (1915), The Penalty of Leadership

This reminds me of a recent Kindle Fire commercial and the recent Innovators Dilemma discussion

From: [more]

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