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 Jan 26

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TMFBigFrog published an article 9:00 AM

Can You Actually Have Too Much in Your 401(k) and IRA?

Once you do, there are good reasons to start adjusting your investing strategy accordingly.

Sun Jan 25

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TMFBigFrog published an article 1:04 PM

Why the Real Social Security Crisis Will Start in 2020

Social Security will start actively pulling money out of its trust funds in 2020.

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TMFBigFrog replied to the iPIG Portfolio board. 8:40 AM

Re: What About Hasbro?

Hi MR:

Isn't MAT way cheaper?

It certainly looks like it could be now, but back when I was making this selection, Hasbro looked like the better overall fit. Switching between the two right now would require me to be right [more]

Sat Jan 24

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TMFBigFrog published an article 6:00 PM

3 Reasons Social Security Won't Cover Your Retirement

It's not designed to, its trust funds are running out of money, and demographics are shifting against its funding model.

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TMFBigFrog posted to the iPIG Portfolio board. 2:21 PM

What About Hasbro?

Hasbro would have been the next pick up for review for the iPIG portfolio.

This is an awkward time to be analyzing a toy company like Hasbro. It's busy season just ended and now we're waiting for the annual confessional (due in just a few [more]

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TMFBigFrog published an article 2:02 PM

Why Many Americans Never Expect to Retire

Life gets in the way of investing.

Fri Jan 23

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TMFBigFrog replied to the iPIG Portfolio board. 9:51 PM

Re: What about UPS?

Hi AJ:

Do you think they will finally be able to put these 2 "one-time" items behind them so that these charges truly become past "one-time" items, or do you lean towards these items continuing to be part of doing [more]

Tue Jan 20

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TMFBigFrog published an article 10:00 AM

9 Words That Will Help You Retire Rich

Spend Less Than You Earn. Invest the Rest. Repeat.

Sun Jan 18

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TMFBigFrog posted to the iPIG Portfolio board. 9:02 PM

What About Microsoft?

Microsoft would have been the next pick to review in the iPIG portfolio. Overall, I'd rate Microsoft a hold -- with solid balance sheet and dividend characteristics and a market price just slightly ahead of my fair value estimate -- too high to buy, [more]

Sat Jan 17

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TMFBigFrog published an article 11:00 AM

How Dividend Stocks Can Help You Retire

Dividend-paying stocks can play an important role in your retirement -- particularly if you learn to listen to what they're telling you.

Thu Jan 15

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TMFBigFrog replied to the Inside Value boards. 1:29 AM

Tue Jan 13

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TMFBigFrog published an article 12:00 PM

The Time Bomb Lurking in Your Social Security

The Social Security Disability Trust Fund is expected to empty next year. That will trigger a cut in benefits or other changes to the program.

Mon Jan 12

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TMFBigFrog replied to the iPIG Portfolio board. 9:00 PM

Re: What about MSA Safety?

Hi Mark --

Why not a covered call?

Excellent question. In this case, unfortunately, there's an easy answer... The iPIG portfolio only owns 36 shares of MSA, and since it takes 100 shares to have a fully covered call, it [more]

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TMFBigFrog published an article 10:00 AM

How to Invest When You're Retired

Retirees have different needs from their investments than they did when working. Invest accordingly.

Sun Jan 11

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TMFBigFrog published an article 7:00 AM

What Will You Get From Social Security?

Not even Social Security knows for sure until you apply, but they have great estimators that can help you get close.

Fri Jan 9

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TMFBigFrog replied to the Inside Value boards. 10:29 PM

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TMFBigFrog published an article 6:00 PM

3 Key Investment Strategies for 2015

The best investment strategies for 2015 combine the timeless fundamentals with timely updates based on current reality.

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TMFBigFrog published an article 7:00 AM

How You Can Retire on Less

Balance the key factors of money coming in, money going out, and your time left on Earth to find the solution that works best for you.

Tue Jan 6

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TMFBigFrog published an article 10:00 AM

How to Get Your Retirement Money Early

Key ways to avoid the 10% penalty on withdrawing your money from your retirement plan early.

Mon Jan 5

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TMFBigFrog replied to the iPIG Portfolio board. 9:42 PM

Re: Intent to Buy: UGI

Hi MR:

rharmelink nailed it -- a 3:2 split back in September.

This link from Yahoo! Finance shows the split-adjusted dividend levels: [more]

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