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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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.

Sun Sep 21

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TMFBigFrog replied to the Retirement Investing board. 9:16 AM

Re: Handing Over the Investment Reigns

Hi IP:

Do you have any links you can recommend he go to for a better overview? He is just starting, and I am looking for ways to get him interested, not overwhelmed.

The Fool's "13 Steps" is a really good, free [more]

Sat Sep 20

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TMFBigFrog published an article 6:30 PM

Delaying Social Security? Here's 1 Thing You Need to Do

If you're delaying your Social Security check, you should still sign up for Medicare as your 65th birthday approaches.

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TMFBigFrog published an article 2:16 PM

Retiring Soon? Don't Cash Out of the Stock Market Yet

You'll likely need to keep part of your money in stocks, even as you shift your focus to generating current income.

Fri Sep 19

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TMFBigFrog posted to the iPIG Portfolio board. 5:20 PM

McDonald's: I'm Not Lovin' It

The next pick up for review would have been fast food titan McDonald's. This one continues to disappoint operationally, with lousy same store sales numbers.

Thanks to downgraded growth expectations driven by those lousy operational results, [more]

Thu Sep 18

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TMFBigFrog replied to the Inside Value boards. 9:53 AM

Wed Sep 17

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TMFBigFrog replied to the iPIG Portfolio board. 9:49 PM

Re: What About Walgreen?

Hi Asherjack --

Hi Chuck - what are your thoughts on WAG after the recent drop? Do you still see WAG as a hold?

Walgreen is actually up a bit since the original post in this thread. It looks to this outside investor like [more]

Sat Sep 13

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TMFBigFrog replied to the Inside Value boards. 9:38 AM

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TMFBigFrog posted to the iPIG Portfolio board. 12:52 AM

What about those Railroads?

The next pick that would have been reviewed was the two-for-one railroad special of CSX and Union Pacific.

From a valuation perspective, both of them are trading just above my fair value estimate -- too high for me to be willing to buy, but [more]

Tue Sep 9

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TMFBigFrog published an article 3:57 PM

What Is the Capital Gains Tax?

The capital gains tax plays a part in many of your investing decisions. It's a good idea to understand how that tax works in order to understand how it affects your finances.

Sat Sep 6

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TMFBigFrog published an article 7:00 AM

Social Security Is a Lousy Investment

Social Security functions as a safety net against extreme poverty in old age, but its weak returns make it a less-than-stellar investment.

Fri Sep 5

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TMFBigFrog posted to the iPIG Portfolio board. 11:01 PM

What about TXN?

Texas Instruments would have been the next pick to review. I'm on the fence between "hold" and "willing to buy more". From a valuation perspective, it's trading right about at my fair value estimate, so I wouldn't be excited about [more]

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TMFBigFrog published an article 2:00 PM

How to Become a Millionaire on Minimum Wage

Amassing a million dollars isn't easy -- but it can be done, even on a minimum-wage salary. Here's how to do it.

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TMFBigFrog posted to the iPIG Portfolio board. 12:35 PM

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iPIG Fools:

The following is a cross-post from an Inside Value discussion thread. I used the iPIG portfolio's sale of Air Products and Chemicals (NYSE: APD) as an example for why valuation matters in sales decisions and for why [more]

Wed Sep 3

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TMFBigFrog replied to the Inside Value boards. 11:48 PM

Tue Sep 2

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TMFBigFrog replied to the Inside Value boards. 9:46 PM

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TMFBigFrog replied to the Retirement Investing board. 9:11 PM

Re: Retirement Planning Advise

The rule of 55 however has me seriously thinking about my rollover options.

Well, if you can make it from 55 to 59.5 from the 401(k), you can then start pulling from the IRA without penalty. Alternatively, there are strategies known [more]

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