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Mon Jun 22

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billjam posted to the Oracle Corporation board. 11:45 AM

Where did everyone go?

Earning disappoint. Stock falls. And not a word here?

FWIW, Value Line calls this a buying point. They think cloud business is doing well but profits will not be realized until future quarters. FX hit the stock harder than expected but [more]

Mon Jun 15

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billjam replied to the Retirement Investing board. 10:07 AM

Re: Tax Fraud/Identity Theft

My rule on any incoming call where the caller asks for personal idenitfying info or wants me to take some action is (1) tell them nothing and (2) get as much info as possible about the alleged problem. Then hang up. Now, if I think there is a remote [more]

Tue May 12

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billjam posted to the Tax Strategies board. 12:29 PM

Real Estate Tax Deduction Question

Significant Other and I bought a house in joint title October 31, 2014. We've each put in half of purchase and remodeling cost. I own the old house we were living in in my name only. Illinois real estate taxes are paid in the following year. IOW, [more]

Fri May 8

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billjam replied to the Retirement Investing board. 9:28 AM

Re: How to retire in your 30s

Must not apply to all engineers. My significant other's ex tinkered so much he wiped out his 401K. Now lives on SS and an occasional consulting gig.

Sun May 3

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billjam replied to the Mastering Quicken board. 11:03 AM

Re: Problem

Just opened Q Premier 2014 without a problem. Maybe a problem specific to Q2015?

Sun Apr 5

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billjam replied to the Tax Strategies board. 10:34 AM

Re: Withholding Rules

Opv, like you I have a spreadsheet that usually is accurate within $100 of tax owed. My income comes from SS, IRA distributions, and investment income. The latter is hard to estimate, at least the capital gains. Long ago I opted to skip withholding [more]

Wed Apr 1

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billjam replied to the Tax Strategies board. 5:51 PM

Re: Paying tax on IRA distributions

Depending on your other income, IRA distribution may trigger taxes on Social Security benefit. Assuming you are not already taxed on 85% of your SS benefit, every $ of IRA distribution would make 85 cents of SS taxable until you hit the max. In that [more]

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