bookie71

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Mon Apr 27

NL

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bookie71 replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 10:20 PM

Re: Roof Replacement

Be sure and check out the company with the BBB as in Alaska there are a lot of "fly by nighters". The reputable companies seem to last.

NL

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bookie71 replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 10:07 PM

Re: OT-HOG

AND how many company's customers tattoo their logo's on their body?

NL

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bookie71 replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 10:02 PM

Re: Interesting LBYM article

"Plus having immediate access to the funds, not having any uncollectable amounts, or charge backs.
Not reporting income is not the only reason to encourage cash payments."
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As my boss used to say,"cash doesn't [more]

Sun Apr 12

NL

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bookie71 replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 10:31 PM

Re: Amazing how some build things

When we replaced our dishwasher, the prior owner had done the wiring with masking tape.

Fri Apr 3

NL

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bookie71 replied to the Retired Fools board. 2:00 AM

Re: Retired with IRA

You would be better off transferring it directly to the beneficiaries so that they can take it out over their expected life (RMD). I believe that it can be transferred to a trust, BUT consult with a tax attorney as it gets complicated and can be [more]

Wed Apr 1

NL

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bookie71 replied to the Retired Fools board. 11:51 PM

Re: Retired with IRA

In Alaska a trust can overly complicate things if there isn't a lot to the estate,BUT still see an attorney and do things right for your state.

Tue Mar 31

NL

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bookie71 replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 12:16 PM

Re: Munger notes

I believe he sat on the WESCO because he had a "verbal" agreement with the remaining shareholder to wait until she passed before doing anything. Remember Charley was the chairman.

Mon Mar 30

NL

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bookie71 replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 8:08 PM

Re: Munger notes

As he said in one of his early letters (to the effect)You will either get his philosophy in 10 minutes or never.

Sun Mar 15

NL

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bookie71 replied to the Retired Fools board. 9:25 PM

Re: Dividends & interst under $10

Also keep in mind, they may have reported the income to IRS and not sent you a 1099 since it was under $10.00.
I once had a client with over $1,000,000 in income. He was meticulous in reporting every thing. He had been audited many times. The [more]

NL

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bookie71 replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 9:08 PM

Re: Installing a walk-in tub/geriatric upgrades

If your mother has Parkinson's you might be interested in this article:
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Sat Mar 14

NL

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bookie71 replied to the BBQ, Art of, Fun(ky), The board. 11:33 PM

Re: Pressure Cookers

We used ours for canning salmon. We always did the canning on the deck (over the Coleman propane camp stove),because we were uncomfortable using it in the house.
The thing always scared us too.

Fri Mar 13

NL

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bookie71 replied to the BBQ, Art of, Fun(ky), The board. 6:50 PM

Re: Pressure Cookers

Our local extension service will test the pressure cooker, you might might give yours a call.

Thu Mar 12

NL

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bookie71 replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 9:41 PM

Re: The Dream is Dead?

One of the best things that happened was the advent of the IRA. I was able to sell many couples on starting an IRA. You are buying $1.00 for $.50.
For a couple of years,they weren't impressed BUT as the IRA grew in value they started saving [more]

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bookie71 replied to the BBQ, Art of, Fun(ky), The board. 11:10 AM

Re: A Song

Memories.

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bookie71 replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 10:58 AM

Re: The Dream is Dead?

I've been doing taxes for 50 years as a CPA. A friend and client told me (back in the late 1960-s), "The first $1,000 in savings is the hardest for someone to do, after that even if they lose it, they know how to save and can do it again." [more]

Mon Mar 2

NL

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bookie71 replied to the Get Organized! board. 11:07 PM

Re: more paper management

If you call your doctors and dentist and pharmacy, they should be able to print out what you have paid. They do it all the time.

Mon Feb 23

NL

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bookie71 replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 10:23 PM

Re: My ATT Phone Call

Nancy,
In Anchorage it is called "dumpster theft" and is against the law. We finally had to put a lock on our dumpster at the office because the gypo contractors were always filing it up with construction stuff.

Tue Feb 17

NL

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bookie71 replied to the Humor and Urban Legends board. 9:22 PM

Re: Food for thought

That's why it is called "representative" government.

Sun Feb 15

NL

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bookie71 replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 9:54 PM

Re: Purchasing business - agent needed?

At a minimum, go over the transaction with your lawyer and accountant, BEFORE signing anything.

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