TMFBigFrog

Chuck Saletta

Chuck Saletta has been a regular Fool contributor since 2004. His investing style has been inspired by Benjamin Graham's Value Investing strategy. Chuck also can be found on the "Inside Value" discussion boards as a Home Fool.

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Wed Mar 25

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TMFBigFrog posted to the Tax Strategies board. 9:39 PM

Y'all are 1 Billion Times Smarter Than My Broker

Hi Tax Fools:

Thanks to your help, I finally got my taxes submitted over the weekend. I spent a few hours with my brokerage records, my broker's tax paperwork, my tax software package, publication 550, and the NCAA tournament in the [more]

Tue Mar 24

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TMFBigFrog replied to the Inside Value boards. 7:33 PM

Mon Mar 23

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TMFBigFrog replied to the Retire Early CampFIRE board. 10:20 PM

Re: Ever tracked UPS/FedEx shipments?

Hi AOLFoolmanAgain --

I was surprised that from Louisville KY, the item was flown to Nashville!! This isn't too great of a distance.

There's a very good chance that the Louisville - Nashville leg actually took place by [more]

Sat Mar 21

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TMFBigFrog replied to the One boards. 5:25 PM

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TMFBigFrog posted to the iPIG Portfolio board. 12:15 AM

McDonald's: I'm STILL Not Loving It

The next pick up for review would have been McDonald's.

The story hasn't changed much since the last time I looked at it. ( [more]

Tue Mar 17

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TMFBigFrog published an article 9:00 AM

Want to Retire Rich? Keep Your 401(k) Choices Simple

Keep your costs low, and remember: Stocks for the long haul, bonds for the mid distance, and cash for the short term. The rest is just details.

Mon Mar 16

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TMFBigFrog published an article 9:00 AM

Does Social Security Encourage Seniors to Remarry?

When it comes to second marriages, there are cases where your joint Social Security benefit could be lower than it would be if you simply shacked up.

Sat Mar 14

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TMFBigFrog replied to the Inside Value boards. 10:09 AM

Fri Mar 13

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TMFBigFrog published an article 8:00 AM

If Your Broker Screws Up Your Tax Reporting, It’s Your Problem

Ultimately, you're held responsible for what you report to the IRS when it comes to your investments.

Thu Mar 12

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TMFBigFrog replied to the Tax Strategies board. 12:34 AM

Re: Date Confusion on Closed Short Position

Thanks, Peter!

I really appreciate the clarification.

Best regards,

-Chuck
Inside Value Home Fool

Wed Mar 11

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TMFBigFrog posted to the Tax Strategies board. 11:24 PM

Date Confusion on Closed Short Position

Dear Tax Fools:

I'd really appreciate your help with this date-related tax question.

In 2014, I opened a short call position as part of an options position.

On Friday, December 26, 2014, I was assigned on that short call, [more]

Tue Mar 10

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TMFBigFrog published an article 9:00 AM

What Financial Risks Are You Willing to Take in Retirement?

Your money is at risk no matter what you do with it. Finding the balance among those risks is key to financial success in retirement.

Mon Mar 9

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TMFBigFrog replied to the iPIG Portfolio board. 9:40 PM

Re: What about those Railroads?

There are multiple measures for looking at balance sheet strength. They all have their plusses and minuses. I think the interest coverage ratio is a fine measure. The reason I don't generally look at it for this portfolio, though, is simple -- it [more]

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TMFBigFrog published an article 9:00 AM

What Happens to Your Retirement Money When You Die?

You can't take it with you -- but some types of accounts are better than others in letting you choose where you leave it behind.

Sat Mar 7

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TMFBigFrog posted to the iPIG Portfolio board. 8:54 PM

What about those Railroads?

Union Pacific (NYSE: UNP) and CSX (NYSE: CSX) would have been the next companies up for review for the iPIG portfolio. Overall, I'm happy to hold on to both, with their valuations being within a few percent of my fair value estimate, [more]

Thu Mar 5

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TMFBigFrog replied to the Inside Value boards. 1:44 AM

Mon Mar 2

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TMFBigFrog published an article 10:00 AM

Why Your Retirement Will Cost More Than You Think

Healthcare costs and other costs of aging are likely to eat into what you save by no longer working.

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TMFBigFrog published an article 9:00 AM

Why You Must Plan to Retire Before You Turn 80

Even if you want to keep working, you should have a plan that lets you retire sooner.

Sun Mar 1

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TMFBigFrog replied to the Inside Value boards. 12:58 PM

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TMFBigFrog replied to the iPIG Portfolio board. 9:07 AM

Re: What About Texas Instruments?

Hey Rich --

I wouldn't turn down a debt-free company either, but it has been particularly hard to find companies with absolutely no debt that also meet the portfolio's valuation and dividend criteria. If you find some, please let me [more]

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