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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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TMFBigFrog replied to the Inside Value boards. 11:47 PM

Sun Aug 21

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TMFBigFrog replied to the iPIG Portfolio board. 11:49 PM

Re: On watering the flowers

Hi Kelbon --

I completely agree that selling is a lot tougher than buying, and I firmly believe that selling is not yet a skill that I've mastered.

Building on your pulling the weeds/flowers analogy, consider the rose bush, and [more]

Sat Aug 20

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TMFBigFrog posted to the iPIG Portfolio board. 12:24 AM

Total Portfolio Review Part XXI: IPCC

Infinity Property & Casualty Corp (Nasdaq: IPCC) was the twenty-first stock listed in this post: [more]

Fri Aug 19

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TMFBigFrog published an article 9:00 AM

3 Retail Stocks That Could Increase Their Dividends

Despite the challenges from online competition, these three bricks and mortar giants have been able to keep increasing their payouts and look capable of continuing the trend.

Mon Aug 15

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TMFBigFrog published an article 10:02 AM

3 Awful Reasons to Take Social Security at 67

The full retirement age for people born in 1960 or later is 67, but that doesn't automatically make it the best age to start claiming benefits.

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TMFBigFrog published an article 9:00 AM

Will American Express Company Raise Its Dividend in 2017?

American Express had a decent history of rewarding its shareholders with increasing dividends over time, but its track record was interrupted by last decade's financial crisis. Find out how likely it is that the company will be able to continue [more]

Sun Aug 14

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TMFBigFrog published an article 7:41 AM

3 Investing Ideas for the Perfect Retirement Strategy

These three ETFs can help you take care of both your near-term and long-term needs, even once you've stopped working.

Sat Aug 13

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TMFBigFrog posted to the iPIG Portfolio board. 4:01 PM

Total Portfolio Review Part XX: IBM

International Business Machines (NYSE: IBM) was the nineteenth stock listed in this post: http://boards.fool.com/confession-is-good-for-the-pocketbook... [more]

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TMFBigFrog replied to the One boards. 2:40 PM

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TMFBigFrog replied to the Dividend Growth Investing board. 9:10 AM

Re: The times that try men's souls...

Hi desertdaveataol --

Do you find, like I do, that REiTs and utilities are some of if not the best long term dividend investments?

I've had successes in both industries, but my wife and I have been net sellers of utility [more]

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TMFBigFrog replied to the Dividend Growth Investing board. 2:21 AM

Re: The times that try men's souls...

Thanks, kelbon -- the first rec's on me. :-)

I want to go beyond my “good enough” strategy.

I certainly understand where you're coming from on this one. Over on the iPIG portfolio board, where our paths have also [more]

Fri Aug 12

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TMFBigFrog replied to the Dividend Growth Investing board. 1:30 AM

Re: The times that try men's souls...

Hey kelbon --

I’m not being (or trying to be) argumentative, or dismissive, and I’m sorry if some of my posts are taken that way. My first priority in participating on TMF boards is to help me crystalize my own thought and ideas. Writing [more]

Thu Aug 11

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TMFBigFrog replied to the Dividend Growth Investing board. 11:30 PM

Re: The times that try men's souls...

Hey Rayvt --

He said that the fundamental factors of valuation explains 90% of the returns.

My experience is that I'm lousy at pure valuation without incorporating dividends. I got trapped by too many value traps and find [more]

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TMFBigFrog replied to the Dividend Growth Investing board. 12:39 AM

Re: The times that try men's souls...

If only it was this cut and dried, but unfortunately it isn’t.

Eh. In my day job, I'm a business analyst. My job is to take reams of data, determine what it's saying, and then communicate it to people in a way that enables [more]

Wed Aug 10

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TMFBigFrog replied to the Dividend Growth Investing board. 12:29 AM

Re: The times that try men's souls...

Rayvt:

When the dividend is paid, what happens is YOUR money that is in the company's bank account gets shifted to be YOUR money in your own personal bank account.

This statement precisely illustrates a key part of what [more]

Sun Aug 7

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TMFBigFrog published an article 12:20 PM

The 3 Best Ages to Start Taking Social Security

Once you hit 62, you can claim your federal retirement benefit pretty much any time you choose over the eight years that follow. But the variables make certain ages more logical choices than others.

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TMFBigFrog replied to the Dividend Growth Investing board. 10:51 AM

Re: The times that try men's souls...

This is an interesting conversation. My personal perspective is that I like to invest in companies with a history of increasing their dividends and the ability to continue increasing those dividends over time.

The income from the dividends [more]

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TMFBigFrog posted to the iPIG Portfolio board. 10:24 AM

Total Portfolio Review Part XIX: INTC

Intel (Nasdaq: INTC) was the twentieth stock listed in this post: http://boards.fool.com/confession-is-good-for-the-pocketbook... . It's up nineteenth [more]

Mon Aug 1

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TMFBigFrog published an article 9:00 AM

Better Buy: Berkshire Hathaway vs. Wells Fargo

Warren Buffett likes them both.

Sun Jul 31

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TMFBigFrog posted to the iPIG Portfolio board. 9:47 PM

Total Portfolio Review Part XVIII: Zombie Stock

HQ Sustainable Maritime Industries (ZOMBIE STOCK) was the eighteenth stock listed in this post: [more]

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