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Mon Feb 1

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blacktreechaser replied to the Tax Strategies board. 12:18 PM

Re: TT cheaper on amazon...why?

ty for responses.

Yes, taxact is less expensive. I used it last year.

I'm jumping back to turbotax on a suggestion from someone that has more experience than me.
A family member that is an artist will be using the same [more]

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blacktreechaser posted to the Tax Strategies board. 5:42 AM

TT cheaper on amazon...why?

I went to turbotax.com, and found the home and business there for sale for about $79, and the state sold separately.

I looked on amazon, and it was $64, free shipping, state and a free efile [more]

Tue Jan 26

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blacktreechaser posted to the Bonds & Fixed Income Investments board. 5:00 PM

TANO

If interested,

TANO is exchange-traded bond, par is $25, selling at a discount, matures in 2029, issued by TA.

YTM might be north of 8%. Not sure about when TA reports next, last quarterly numbers I saw were not scary to me. [more]

Sun Jan 24

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blacktreechaser replied to the Tax Strategies board. 8:58 PM

Re: Child at military service Academy dependent?

I'm not knowledgeable about this at all.

But I'd first see if Coast Guard is going to be giving him a 1098-T (or is it a 1099?)? If he's got to report some big numbers, he may want to claim himself.

I'm sure there are many that [more]

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blacktreechaser replied to the Tax Strategies board. 8:48 PM

Re: deducting milage for sports officiating

Thank you for the response. I was hoping to hear differently, but I do appreciate you taking the time to type an answer.

I'm not sure about the definition of "primary place of employment."

I am treated by the [more]

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blacktreechaser replied to the Tax Strategies board. 5:28 PM

Re: deducting milage for sports officiating

Here is another excerpt from the National Organization of Sports Officials about mileage deductions:

""What miles are deductible? Our Transportation Expense Chart shows clearly what can and cannot be deductible. Generally, only [more]

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blacktreechaser posted to the Tax Strategies board. 5:12 PM

deducting milage for sports officiating

This year I've been traveling a lot further to ref soccer games, sometimes up to 300 miles round trip.

I will be getting a 1099 showing 4-figure income.

I do not have another job, I am retired and collect a pension.

I [more]

Sat Jan 23

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blacktreechaser posted to the The Grand Adventure board. 1:21 PM

T

T is on the master list. I'm not sure how many of the portfolios its in.

Share price has remained steady though this recent decline. It even finished up a skosh on a day the S&P got clobbered.

Div. yield is about 5 1/2%. In [more]

Wed Jan 20

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blacktreechaser posted to the Bonds & Fixed Income Investments board. 2:09 PM

Way OT: burns

Probably no one on this board is heavily interested in the history of the situation there...but I was bothered by the conflicting info on the news, and in editorials.

I don't have any first-hand info on what happened, but I did track down [more]

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blacktreechaser posted to the Bonds & Fixed Income Investments board. 1:01 PM

OT: T

AT&T has held its own through this decline. I think it actually was up over $35 sometime in the past couple of days. Presently priced at $33. Tuesday I just sold off new call options, June or July, $35 strike.

I've owned it for quite a [more]

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blacktreechaser replied to the Bonds & Fixed Income Investments board. 12:56 PM

Re: Baby Bonds

I never bought any debt or equity in that industry. I don't intend to.

A quick look on etrade shows a debt/assets ratio of about 0.3...that would be a positive for you.

They report again the first week in March.

I was [more]

Tue Jan 5

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blacktreechaser posted to the Bonds & Fixed Income Investments board. 10:52 PM

OT Boston?

If anyone is going to be in Boston this week-end and want to tie in for a beer, let me know.

Wed Dec 30

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blacktreechaser posted to the Bonds & Fixed Income Investments board. 1:11 PM

PR adverse news affect any muni funds?

Just curious if anyone has noticed any tax-free funds getting clobbered in the past few weeks due to recent news about Puerto Rico's debt.

Some previous articles I've read in the past few years discussed some tax-free funds were holding too [more]

Wed Dec 9

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blacktreechaser posted to the Bonds & Fixed Income Investments board. 3:35 PM

OT: leaving IRA's to kids, TA

From what I understand, IRA accounts can get passed on to the kids, and the kids don't immediately have to take everything out when they inherit such accounts.
So, planning to start converting everything over to Roth IRA's.

Anyone else [more]

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blacktreechaser posted to the The Grand Adventure board. 3:19 PM

anyone tracking the portfolios?

I don't believe there have been any updates posted since April.

Fri Nov 20

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blacktreechaser replied to the Bonds & Fixed Income Investments board. 11:21 PM

Re: What did I get stuck with?

thanx much, appreciate it. I owe you a beer

Thu Nov 19

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blacktreechaser posted to the Bonds & Fixed Income Investments board. 3:15 PM

What did I get stuck with?

What I've got now is not a fixed income instrument, but thought I'd ask here anyways, before I contact investor relations at GM.

Years ago I bought 100 sh of General Motors Series C 6.25% (old CUSIP was 370ESC717).

Those became [more]

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blacktreechaser posted to the Bonds & Fixed Income Investments board. 1:01 PM

UP 2028 bond if interested

Noticed my Union Pacific May 2028's 7.15% dropped a bit, Etrade says they are at 113 and change.

I didn't compute yield to maturity, just thought I'd post this in case anyone was looking at that sector.

I bought these 6 years ago, [more]

Fri Nov 6

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blacktreechaser posted to the The Grand Adventure board. 3:32 PM

OT

What's not to like about a project named Keystone?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a8jphxpi1ro

Sun Jul 20

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checking accounts

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