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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Sun Oct 26

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TMFBigFrog published an article 9:45 AM

401k News: Contribution Limits Will Increase for 2015

The IRS just released a great piece of 401k news when it indicated that contribution limits will increase next year.

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TMFBigFrog published an article 8:00 AM

How Social Security Calculates Your Retirement Benefit

Three factors matter most: how much you earn, how long you work, and how old you are when you start to collect.

Sat Oct 25

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TMFBigFrog posted to the iPIG Portfolio board. 4:40 PM

What About Emerson Electric?

Emerson Electric would have been the next pick to review.

Emerson is due to release its annual earnings in the next couple of weeks, and if it follows recent trends, it will be around the time of that announcement that it should reveal [more]

Fri Oct 24

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TMFBigFrog replied to the Inside Value boards. 11:18 PM

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TMFBigFrog published an article 9:00 AM

4 Stupid Investor Moves You Shouldn't Make Right Now

Avoid them and investing becomes significantly easier.

Tue Oct 21

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TMFBigFrog replied to the Inside Value boards. 9:40 PM

Sat Oct 18

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TMFBigFrog published an article 10:00 AM

Is a Roth 401k Right for You?

The Roth 401k can be a tremendous retirement-planning tool -- but there are cases where the traditional alternative may work harder for you.

Wed Oct 15

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TMFBigFrog posted to the iPIG Portfolio board. 11:12 PM

What about Raytheon?

Raytheon would have been the next pick to review.

Valuation: Raytheon's stock is priced slightly under my fair value estimate. From a valuation perspective, if I didn't already own its shares, I'd be willing to buy up to around $103. A key [more]

Mon Oct 13

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TMFBigFrog replied to the Inside Value boards. 9:24 PM

Sun Oct 12

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TMFBigFrog published an article 8:45 AM

How IRA Contribution Limits Change With Inflation

In any given year, there's only so much you can put in your IRA. Contribution limits may adjust as much as once a year based on inflation.

Fri Oct 10

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TMFBigFrog published an article 8:45 AM

The Earned Income Tax Credit: Do You Qualify?

The Earned Income Tax Credit is a refundable credit that can help people raising a family on low to moderate incomes keep cash in their pockets when they file their taxes.

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TMFBigFrog published an article 7:00 AM

Why Your Social Security Check May Be Smaller Than You Think

Medicare, taxes, and garnishments can all reduce the net Social Security check you receive.

Wed Oct 8

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TMFBigFrog replied to the iPIG Portfolio board. 12:40 AM

Re: So Far, So Good...

It's likely that beating the market during this timeframe was with an assist from one stock in particular: BDX, whose stock price rocketed at the beginning of this month.

BDX certainly helped, but so did the dividends received. [more]

Tue Oct 7

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TMFBigFrog posted to the iPIG Portfolio board. 9:28 PM

So Far, So Good...

I never expected the iPIG portfolio to beat a rapidly rising market, but I did hold out hope that it could hold up better than a falling one. It's still early -- but, so far, so good.

The market as measured by the S&P 500 topped out in [more]

Mon Oct 6

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TMFBigFrog replied to the iPIG Portfolio board. 9:53 PM

Re: What About Aflac?

Hi MR:

Nothing's really changed since your April review except the dollar is strengthening, no?

Great point, and that might very well be the case... Aflac has a strong Japanese presence, and the dollar has strengthened vs. [more]

Sun Oct 5

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TMFBigFrog posted to the iPIG Portfolio board. 10:04 PM

What About Aflac?

Aflac would have been the next pick to review. Not much seems to have changed since the April review -- [more]

Sat Sep 27

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TMFBigFrog published an article 8:00 PM

Here's How To Become a 401k Millionaire

One of the best investment tools at your disposal is likely your 401k. Millionaire status just may await you if you use that tool to its full potential.

Fri Sep 26

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TMFBigFrog posted to the iPIG Portfolio board. 11:28 PM

What About Becton, Dickinson?

Becton, Dickinson would have been the next pick to review.

Summary: I plan to hold and would be willing to buy if I didn't already own it.

From a valuation perspective, it's trading in the vicinity of my fair value estimate. It [more]

Wed Sep 24

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TMFBigFrog published an article 6:30 PM

The 1 Stock You Probably Shouldn't Buy

Don't rely too heavily on one company for both your paycheck and your nest egg.

Mon Sep 22

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TMFBigFrog published an article 7:00 AM

Why Social Security Is Not a Ponzi Scheme

There are four huge reasons why Social Security hasn't collapsed like a Ponzi scheme -- and won't.

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