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PSUEngineer replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 11:41 AM

Re: Pay Off Your Mortgage?

Still, over the next 10 years, you probably won’t earn more than 5% or 6% a year from U.S. stocks, barely more than the 4% interest you might avoid by paying off a mortgage.

My mortgage rate is 2.625%. I'll stick with investing [more]

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PSUEngineer replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 11:17 AM

Re: A Little OT - Computer Chair

I saw that you said you got rid of the chair but next time if the chair is in good condition, new hydraulic cylinders can be bought for about $20. Just find the proper size.

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Fri Jan 19

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PSUEngineer replied to the 77's Foolish House of Pigskin board. 2:07 PM

Re: Uh Oh.... PSU!

It's always good to see someone progress in their careers.

PSU

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PSUEngineer replied to the Atheist Fools board. 1:43 PM

Re: Running against the tax bill...

That's what I thought, but doesn't the increase in the The Child Tax Credit make up for that?

Maybe. I don't pay much attention to it anymore. And when I did have younger kids, my income was too high. That's why I [more]

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PSUEngineer replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 11:38 AM

Re: +322. Averaging Out

I've found buying stocks with DRIPS (dividend reinvestment plans) to be convenient. Many allow you to buy your first shares of stock through them as well.

I find DRIPS to be inconvenient. Too much work tracking the basis of all [more]

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PSUEngineer replied to the Atheist Fools board. 11:32 AM

Re: Running against the tax bill...

Sure they do. I don't like the new tax bill any better than you do, but in this case I think DB is absolutely correct. MFJ folks whose taxable income is $50k saw their tax rate drop from 15% to 12%. They saw an increase in their take home pay. [more]

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PSUEngineer replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 10:41 AM

Re: Windows 10 forced a broken update on me

I hope Open Office or Libre Office improved over the years. Years ago I was being cheap and installed Open Office on my computer. My daughter created a presentation in its version of Powerpoint. She went to school and found that she couldn't [more]

Thu Jan 18

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PSUEngineer replied to the Atheist Fools board. 11:49 AM

Re: Running against the tax bill...

They are all a bit better off now. To run against that doesn't seem like a great strategy.

It's still a one-time bonus. I see you didn't refute that. A lot of companies are giving one time bonuses. Let's see how many [more]

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PSUEngineer replied to the Retirement Investing board. 11:45 AM

Re: Millenials - how much to retire?

Another board goes down the political rathole. I wonder how long before the Recipes/Cooking board becomes a political cesspool.

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PSUEngineer replied to the Atheist Fools board. 11:00 AM

Re: Running against the tax bill...

Apple is giving employees each $2,500 in stock as bonuses

So? You replied to my post that most companies you listed are providing one time bonuses. Apple is also giving their employees a one time bonus just like the other companies. A [more]

Wed Jan 17

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PSUEngineer replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 3:09 PM

Re: 4% rule article

Great post. Wish some of these posts could go to Best of. That reply isn't really political. Just funny. Or sad. But definitely educational!

What is also funny is the article was from 2013. We know Texas added at least one more [more]

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PSUEngineer replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 11:46 AM

Re: 4% rule article

Heck, if you like forests, Texas has a million acres of trees including five National Forests - from Sabine to Davy Crockett to ID Fairchild....... and you don't have to worry about pesky volcanoes erupting....or tsunamis.......or major [more]

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PSUEngineer replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 12:15 AM

Re: DOW 26000! +1000 IN WEEK

That would depend. If the other 5% is $20,000,000 of Treasury paper then yeah, it's pretty safe.

If carbonbased has $400 million in assets, then she has nothing to worry about.

PSU

Tue Jan 16

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PSUEngineer replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 5:11 PM

Re: DOW 26000! +1000 IN WEEK

Didn't last long, did it?

Unless you are a real good market timer, it seems real money was lost today. Hmmmm...where are our cheerleaders?

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PSUEngineer replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 3:45 PM

Re: DOW 26000! +1000 IN WEEK

Yes, but for someone who is over 95% invested in the market, THIS 4% rise is the one that counts NOW. That's real money in only two weeks. Why would someone who made good money so far in 2018 care a hoot that there were single days in the past [more]

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PSUEngineer replied to the 77's Foolish House of Pigskin board. 12:51 PM

Re: What's Wrong With the NFL

I'll take that over a Peyton Manning or Brett Favre commercial any day of the week.
Didn't those extract enough $$ whilst playing the game?


I'm all in favor of capitalism.

PSU

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PSUEngineer replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 12:49 PM

Re: DOW 26000! +1000 IN WEEK

It took the Dow just 12 calendar days to move from 25,000 to 26,000, making it the fastest 1,000 move on record for the index. It first traded above 25,000 on Jan. 4.

That's a 4% rise in 12 days. There are a lot of single days [more]

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PSUEngineer replied to the 77's Foolish House of Pigskin board. 11:55 AM

Re: What's Wrong With the NFL

Especially when there's (charitably) only 30 minutes of stuff happening during those 3 hrs

11 minutes of action

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PSUEngineer replied to the 77's Foolish House of Pigskin board. 11:44 AM

Re: Coaching blunders

If I am the Steelers I would fire Tomlin for that game plan (or more to the point lack thereof) against Jacksonville. That was pathetic(rin must have steam coming out of his ears). I get there is so much real estate occupied by Patriots and [more]

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PSUEngineer replied to the 77's Foolish House of Pigskin board. 11:42 AM

Re: What's Wrong With the NFL

You could just DVR the game and avoid all TV, radio and websites that might report the score. This is something my in-laws do. They record the game. After about an hour and half after start time, they start watching the game - fast-forwarding through [more]

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