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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Mon Nov 24

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TMFBigFrog published an article 9:00 AM

Why the Roth IRA Rules

The Roth IRA offers you an incredible opportunity to get tax-free income in retirement.

Sun Nov 23

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TMFBigFrog posted to the iPIG Portfolio board. 12:14 PM

What About Infinity Property & Casualty?

Infinity Property and Casualty would have been the next pick to review.

From a valuation perspective, the company has continued to deliver operationally solid numbers in its niche of higher risk auto insurance. Its market cap is up since the [more]

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Why 4.7 Million Children Receive Social Security Benefits

The program provides supplemental help to the children of deceased, disabled, or retired workers, and to children who themselves are disabled or blind.

Thu Nov 20

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Sun Nov 16

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TMFBigFrog replied to the iPIG Portfolio board. 3:41 PM

Re: What About Scotts Miracle-Gro?

Hey Rich,

Great questions... What it boils down to is this: Valuation is not an exact science, and I'm just not that good at predicting the future.

Because valuation is not an exact science, my general guideline on selling based on [more]

Sat Nov 15

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TMFBigFrog posted to the iPIG Portfolio board. 11:52 AM

What About Scotts Miracle-Gro?

Scotts Miracle-Gro would have ben the next pick to review for the iPIG portfolio.

Scotts recently released part of its full FY 2014 numbers (available here: [more]

Mon Nov 10

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TMFBigFrog published an article 10:00 AM

Will Social Security Cover Your Costs in Retirement?

Probably not -- and data from the Social Security administration indicates that people continue to work past the traditional retirement age.

Sun Nov 9

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TMFBigFrog replied to the iPIG Portfolio board. 9:10 PM

Re: Don't Blink -- Or You'll Miss It

Thanks for your kind words, Asherjack. I'm glad you've found value in this portfolio and that it served as an incentive to check out Inside Value and Income Investor. I'm also glad you're passing the lessons of Intelligent Investing on [more]

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TMFBigFrog posted to the iPIG Portfolio board. 6:18 PM

What About Kinder Morgan?

Kinder Morgan would have been the next pick to review. This one is a toughie, given that it's in the process of simplifying its corporate structure from 4 publicly traded securities to 1, via an acquisition of sorts. The company's investor [more]

Fri Nov 7

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TMFBigFrog published an article 9:00 AM

Don't Let Your Boss's Generosity Ruin Your Retirement

Believe it or not, that risk comes in the form of the stock of the very same company that offers you that 401(k).

Thu Nov 6

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TMFBigFrog replied to the iPIG Portfolio board. 11:44 PM

Re: What About Wells Fargo?

Hey Rich --

They say a classic definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result. Kind of makes you wonder, doesn't it?

-Chuck
Inside Value Home [more]

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

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TMFBigFrog posted to the iPIG Portfolio board. 9:27 PM

Don't Blink -- Or You'll Miss It

Hi Fools:

Thanks for sticking with the iPIG portfolio feature even as it lost its feature series status. As of today (Nov. 6, 2014), the iPIG portfolio has a cumulative 50% return since inception (Dec. 4, 2012). It started with $30,000, and [more]

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TMFBigFrog replied to the iPIG Portfolio board. 8:39 PM

Re: What About Emerson Electric?

Hi Don --

Thanks! That sounds like great news all around!

-Chuck
Inside Value Home Fool
Disclosure: I own shares of Emerson Electric

Tue Nov 4

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TMFBigFrog published an article 1:04 PM

Don't Be Shocked the Next Time You Check Your 401k?

The automatic investing enabled by your 401k is a great idea -- but it's still smart to check in on your plan from time to time to make sure it's still working as hard as it can for you.

Mon Nov 3

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TMFBigFrog published an article 9:00 AM

How Working More Can Reduce Your Social Security Benefit

Here's one situation to avoid if you don't want your Social Security check to substantially shrink.

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TMFBigFrog published an article 7:00 AM

What's Happening to Your Social Security in 2015?

Benefits are increasing slightly, and so is the maximum earnings level subject to the Social Security tax.

Sun Nov 2

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

What About Wells Fargo?

Wells Fargo would have been the next pick to review. It looks like a solid hold at the moment. Its market price at the moment is within about 1% of my fair value estimate, so I'd be ambivalent about buying it if I didn't already own its [more]

Sat Nov 1

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TMFBigFrog replied to the Inside Value boards. 12:15 AM

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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