brucedoe

Bruce R. Doe

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Wed Apr 27

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brucedoe replied to the Tax Strategies board. 11:03 AM

Re: S-corp vs LLC

I would suggest he get a balloon policy to protect you. We got $2 million insurance for several hundred dollars. In our lake cottage, one renter broke an ankle. She never went after us and said it was her fault, but it sent shivers through me. The [more]

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brucedoe posted to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 10:51 AM

Closing An Item In Win 7

Sometmes when I am closing an item on my Win 7, it doesn't just close so I go to the Task Managwer to shut it down. Then I get a screen that says something like "Looking For A Solution To The Problem." Then it searches for maybe minutes and [more]

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brucedoe replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 10:32 AM

Re: About The One In Five

rharmelink

Yes, for many years my wife and I did volunteer work at a local organization that provided food, clothes, and even TVs and such to the needy. They would even provide some money on a temporary basis. As I worked in the back room, I [more]

Mon Apr 25

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brucedoe posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 10:48 PM

About The One In Five

I was forced into retirement at the age of 64. I still had a lot in the tank and applied for 5 jobs that I thought I was qualified for, but I didn't make it into the final 6 in any of them (My age may have played a role.). My late wife said, at the [more]

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brucedoe replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 2:32 PM

Re: Everybody else is broke

Steve

Opponents of Medicaid love to cry about how geezers game the system by giving their money to their children so they will qualify for Medicaid to pick up their nursing home bill.

People who plan to do this better be [more]

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brucedoe replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 2:24 PM

Re: Everybody else is broke

Who knew that their retirement was a risky investment? Most retired people can barely get by on their retirement so to have it cut is a disaster. And in most cases, even that retirement is slowly being eaten with inflation, even if it is [more]

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brucedoe replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 2:09 PM

Re: My first Earth Day activism...

As the "smoking" issue, when I was in grade school in the 1940s, smoking was already considered hazardous, long, long before it "officially" became so. The whole idea that people didn't know smoking was bad for your health, is a [more]

Thu Apr 21

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brucedoe replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 1:25 PM

Re: UC Berkeley greets $15 min wage with job cut

Another area that will be hard hit is caregivers. Currently caregivers earn close to minimum wage - $7.25/hr or maybe $8/hr and a $15/hr minimum wage would more than double or nearly double the cost to those being cared for.

I know an 85 [more]

Wed Apr 20

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brucedoe replied to the Real Estate Inv. Trusts: REITs board. 11:43 AM

Re: SKT dividend increase

SKT has been doing very well for a retail stock and I bought some recently. Usually when I buy a stock, it goes down (a part of Doe's Law), but SKT has risen a bit.

So far so good.

I have been in their malls and am [more]

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brucedoe replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 11:16 AM

Re: Illinois University Shutdown?-Why you care

Yoda

A lot of money is spent trying to extend life, then when you get to retirement, they say we cost too much money.

Weird!

brucedoe

Thu Apr 14

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brucedoe replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 4:33 PM

Re: Nothing New Here

Of course Lehman brothers was executed and it was enough to start the economy on a downswing.

I think we can tolerate execution of only one TBTF bank at a time athough there was legislation that supposed makes banks have a plan on how to [more]

Wed Apr 13

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brucedoe posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 5:35 PM

Natural Gas Prices In The U.S.

For quite awhile the price per unit of natural gas has hovered around $2. For the shale fracking crew, this means they need to have the price of natural gas doubled (up 100%) before they start making money. Some also get condensate tha helps, but dry [more]

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brucedoe replied to the Tax Strategies board. 4:07 PM

Re: house sale and income tax

I'm 85.

My goal was to live long enough to be a problem to my children.

brucedoe

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brucedoe replied to the Dividend Growth Investing board. 3:57 PM

Re: More "Dividends for 100 Years"

Companies today seem to have more earnings than they know what to do with and are buying back stock, often the CEO or Chairman stock. If a company has so much money, I would prefer they paid dividends and let the CEO and Chairman monetize their stock [more]

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brucedoe replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 2:02 AM

Re: 28 pages (or Dave missed one:-)

Jeff

You can probably describe the following better than I but here goes:

Iran is a good case in point where the forerunner of British Petroleum* (or BP) got the Brits to request our CIA to overthrow a duly elected leader of Iran [more]

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brucedoe replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 1:48 AM

Re: Millionaires are fleeing Chicago due to conc

Ahem, there are little things called weather and life style to explain people migrating from the north to Sunbelt states. People will move to California for the weather and the life style. California does grow because of low taxes.

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brucedoe replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 1:42 AM

Re: Wall Street's latest dirty word—stagfl

(PS: We had a huge amount of debt following World War II. Public debt was a higher percentage of GDP than it is now. Returning GI's went into hock to buy homes and cars and whatnot, and the economy boomed. And if you want to talk about a stimulus [more]

Tue Apr 12

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brucedoe replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 4:12 PM

Re: San Bernardino Pensioners crush bondholders

Yoda

Well I see your point. Someone who invests in municipal revenue bonds assume they are safe. Until recently no municipal revenue bonds ever went bust. A few did short term, but I believe the bondholders eventually did get their money [more]

Sat Apr 2

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brucedoe replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 12:44 AM

Re: San Bernardino Pensioners crush bondholders

yoda

You seem to have sympathy with the bond holders? I'm sympathetic with the pensioners who planned their lives assuming the pensions. One does not think of pensions as a risk investment. On the other hand, a part of the interest rate on [more]

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brucedoe replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 12:37 AM

Re: The Economist weighs in on the broken economy

Well yes. Isn't that what you look for in companies i.e. they have a moat? what is a moat if not monopoly.

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