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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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Sun Oct 12

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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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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.

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

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