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 Mar 26

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TMFBigFrog posted to the iPIG Portfolio board. 5:37 PM

Total Portfolio Review Part LII: WM

Waste Management (NYSE: WM) was the fifty-second stock mentioned in this post: http://boards.fool.com/confession-is-good-for-the-pocketbook... , which [more]

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TMFBigFrog replied to the Inside Value boards. 2:44 PM

Sat Mar 25

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Fri Mar 24

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TMFBigFrog replied to the Retirement Investing board. 10:17 PM

Re: 4% Rule Redux

Per the Kaiser Family Foundation, most states had high risk pools that capped the insurance costs at 200% of the typical individual insurance premium. ( [more]

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TMFBigFrog replied to the Retirement Investing board. 9:00 PM

Re: 4% Rule Redux

Peter ---

Prior to Obamacare, there was a path to continued coverage for most people who had health insurance through work, even if they had pre-existing conditions. That allowed early retirement for those who saved enough, even if they [more]

Fri Mar 17

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Sat Mar 11

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TMFBigFrog replied to the Tax Strategies board. 3:30 PM

Re: Investment expense

I'm married with four kids, and this year, we took the high deductible plan with an HSA. It's the first year such a plan was offered for us.

A key reason we took it was because we kept blowing through our maxed out FSA fairly early [more]

Fri Mar 10

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TMFBigFrog posted to the iPIG Portfolio board. 10:18 PM

Total Portfolio Review Part LI: WFC

Wells Fargo (NYSE: WFC) was the fifty-first stock mentioned in this post: http://boards.fool.com/confession-is-good-for-the-pocketbook... , which makes it [more]

Thu Mar 9

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TMFBigFrog replied to the Retirement Investing board. 8:31 PM

Re: SWR ---> RMD

The other thing to remember is that Social Security gets taxed if your income is high enough, and your Medicare premiums increase if your income is high enough. QCD style charitable gifts are excluded from your income, thus potentially protecting you [more]

Mon Mar 6

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TMFBigFrog published an article 9:00 AM

How to Retire Happily on Less Than $1 Million

With a little creative planning, you can enjoy your golden years even with a smaller nest egg.

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SNAP Underperform

A recent IPO that practically defines the phrase, "it's probably overpriced."

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Snap Inc. (SNAP) will Underperform the S&P 500

Sun Mar 5

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TMFBigFrog published an article 6:39 AM

Why More People Need to Put Money in IRAs

An individual retirement account is a great tool for building up a nest egg to provide you with the lifestyle you want in your golden years.

Fri Mar 3

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TMFBigFrog published an article 6:06 AM

Why Long-Term Investors Should Prefer Dividends Over Buybacks

The benefits of dividends go far beyond simply the cash in your hand.

Tue Feb 28

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TMFBigFrog posted to the Inside Value boards. 1:51 AM

Sun Feb 26

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

Re: Total Portfolio Review Part L: VLO

Thanks, Rich. I'll look into PSX as an alternative.

Regards,
-Chuck
Inside Value Home Fool
Disclosure: My wife owns shares of Valero.

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TMFBigFrog published an article 10:21 AM

When Not to Put Money in an IRA

While an IRA can be an incredible tool to help you save for retirement, there are a handful of times when you shouldn't contribute money to your plan.

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TMFBigFrog posted to the iPIG Portfolio board. 9:40 AM

Total Portfolio Review Part L: VLO

Valero (NYSE: VLO) was the fiftieth stock mentioned in this post: http://boards.fool.com/confession-is-good-for-the-pocketbook... , which makes it next up [more]

Sat Feb 25

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TMFBigFrog replied to the Inside Value boards. 5:44 PM

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TMFBigFrog published an article 4:07 PM

In Your 50s? 3 Stocks You Should Consider Buying

These companies share characteristics that investors with somewhat shorter time horizons should appreciate: solid balance sheets, reasonable valuations, and track records of rewarding their shareholders.

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