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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TMFBigFrog posted to the iPIG Portfolio board. 7:10 AM

What About Infinity Property & Casualty?

Infinity Property & Casualty would have been the next pick up for review. This one still looks reasonable to consider buying, though the margin of safety looks narrower than it had looked in the past review in November. Softer cash flows have [more]

Sat May 23

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TMFBigFrog published an article 11:09 AM

Study: Social Security Is in Worse Shape Than We Thought

Systematic bias in its projections or not, Social Security's trust funds are in trouble.

Wed May 20

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TMFBigFrog published an article 9:00 AM

3 Things You Should Put Off Until Your Retirement Is on Track

Your kids' college educations, paying off your mortgage, and buying a new car.

Sat May 16

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TMFBigFrog published an article 11:01 AM

Don't Believe This Common Retirement Lie

80% of your preretirement income may have no relationship to what you really need.

Thu May 14

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TMFBigFrog published an article 10:00 AM

How You Can Retire Like Warren Buffett

You don't need access to Buffett's billions to build a retirement plan similar to Buffett's own.

Mon May 11

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TMFBigFrog published an article 10:44 AM

Social Security Will Not Cut Off Your Checks

Even if its Trust Funds do run out of money, Social Security will pay the majority of the benefits it is expected to pay.

Fri May 8

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TMFBigFrog replied to the Retirement Investing board. 7:27 AM

Re: How to retire in your 30s

I have an engineering degree (but never worked as an engineer), and have written a few fool.com articles about being capable of retiring in my 30s. I can attest to some truth in the 'tinkering' claim, but I think there's [more]

Wed May 6

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TMFBigFrog published an article 10:07 AM

Do You Really Need Long Term Care Insurance?

Long term care insurance only makes sense if you have assets you'd like to pass on to your heirs but don't have the financial wherewithal to reasonably self-insure.

Tue May 5

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

Mon May 4

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TMFBigFrog published an article 9:00 AM

How You Can Become a 401(k) Millionaire

Consistent investing over time, plus a little help from Uncle Sam and your employer.

Sun May 3

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TMFBigFrog published an article 1:09 PM

When Do You Qualify for Full Social Security Benefits?

Your Full Retirement Age is no longer automatically 65. Instead it depends on the year you were born.

Fri May 1

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TMFBigFrog posted to the iPIG Portfolio board. 11:21 PM

What About Kinder Morgan?

Kinder Morgan would have been the next pick up for review in the iPIG portfolio. The company substantially simplified its structure since the last time it was reviewed, and true to its expectation, it was able to increase its dividend at a faster [more]

Thu Apr 30

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TMFBigFrog replied to the Inside Value boards. 9:33 PM

Tue Apr 28

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TMFBigFrog published an article 10:00 AM

Class of 2015: This Is Your Best Shot at Retiring a Millionaire

As a new graduate, you have three incredible advantages over your more experienced coworkers when it comes to saving for your retirement.

Mon Apr 27

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TMFBigFrog posted to the iPIG Portfolio board. 3:06 PM

What About Wells Fargo?

Wells Fargo would have been the next pick up for review for the iPIG portfolio. I'm happy to continue holding this one, and I'm ambivalent about buying more as its market price is within a couple of percent of my fair value [more]

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TMFBigFrog published an article 11:00 AM

How to Shift from Saving to Spending Your Retirement

Give every dollar a name and purpose, and keep your short- to mid-term spending needs out of stocks.

Tue Apr 21

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TMFBigFrog replied to the Inside Value boards. 2:11 AM

Mon Apr 20

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TMFBigFrog replied to the Inside Value boards. 9:56 PM

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TMFBigFrog published an article 9:00 AM

How to Retire on Less Than $1 Million

Three key tactics can help you keep what money you're able to save working for you.

Sun Apr 19

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TMFBigFrog posted to the iPIG Portfolio board. 2:59 PM

What About Emerson Electric?

Emerson Electric would have been the next iPIG pick up for review. This is clearly a case where I'm incredibly glad the portfolio principles include valuation. In the company's recent 8-K announcement, it showcased a 10% drop in orders, putting the [more]

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