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hk2 replied to the Retirement Investing board. 11:52 AM

Re: Obamacare Key to Retiring at 50

Metal,

As an aside, some of my circles of friends are very much into natural, holistic, alternative medicine etc. ways of living their lives. Some of the things they believe make my eye roll out of my head. The will dismiss the science of [more]

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hk2 replied to the Retirement Investing board. 11:28 AM

Re: Obamacare Key to Retiring at 50

>>>>What is the superior alternative than "the least efficient way to provide health care"?

****I answered the question do to my own philosophy of life and what I would do, knowing what I do, after going through my
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Sat Apr 25

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hk2 replied to the Retirement Investing board. 7:19 AM

Re: Obamacare Key to Retiring at 50

My sister was negatively impacted by Obamacare. She was on a great state healthcare program where she was getting health insurance at much less than half of what she is now paying with Obamacare. The state canceled her medical plan once Obamacare [more]

Thu Apr 23

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hk2 replied to the Political Asylum board. 6:47 AM

Re: Consider the financial impact

An unfortunate encounter with the police cold have been a few hundred thousand to a million dollar impact on the man's family... for failing to come to a full stop for a stop sign.




And that's assuming that he [more]

Fri Apr 10

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hk2 replied to the Dropout's Den board. 11:46 AM

Re: Hi Dropouts

My dad (78) has cancer as well. He said that a recent MRI image showing all the cancerous spots looks like he's been shot by a shotgun. Despite this he seems to be getting around well enough.

Last fall he stopped by for a visit and helped me [more]

Mon Apr 6

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hk2 replied to the Mastering Quicken board. 10:20 PM

Re: End of the Rope - One Step Update

I have 3 brokerage accounts at Fidelity under one username and password.



Can you change the user name for the third account and have one-step query it separately?


Jim

Thu Apr 2

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hk2 replied to the Political Asylum board. 1:38 PM

Re: Salesforce CEO helping employees flee Indiana

Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff said Wednesday that he is helping employees who are uncomfortable with Indiana's controversial religious freedom law to transfer out of the state.


I'm sure Indiana conservatives are beside themselves [more]

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hk2 replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 12:42 AM

Re: Fracking town’s desperate laid-off wor

I got a plum job in Pittsburgh in 1977. Little did I realize that the economy there was in slow motion collapse (very fast motion to the people involved) because Japanese steel was decimating the century old steel industry. As the mills closed, [more]

Mon Mar 30

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hk2 replied to the Retirement Investing board. 8:42 AM

Re: 401k's a failure for many


I also realize I will be paying a lot more income tax when I start pulling in SS and pension while I am still working,



You may find that your SS benefits are reduced once you've earned above the annual [more]

Thu Mar 26

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hk2 replied to the Retirement Investing board. 10:33 AM

Re: What if you've won the game?

but the points are clear that (a) 2008/2009 was a train wreck, which everyone knows and (b) Obama has kept spending *well above* $3 trillion per year,


Because of (a), I don't think it mattered whose name was in (b) to a [more]

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hk2 replied to the Real Estate Inv. Trusts: REITs board. 10:19 AM

Re: Zombie REITS

Feel bad for these people, but do we really have to continue to "preach to the choir" so much as another board participant recently stated?

Is there anyone following this board who intends to purchase a non traded or non public
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Sun Mar 8

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hk2 replied to the Retirement Investing board. 10:37 PM

Re: What if you've won the game?

If I invest in a company like Kodak or Polaroid that goes bankrupt
that capital is lost and no new jobs are created. If instead I invest in
a successful company like Apple, many new jobs may be created




If you buy [more]

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hk2 replied to the Tax Strategies board. 12:13 PM

Re: Over-Reported Tip Income


The reality was that it was the employees only reporting enough of their tips to get to the min wage. These were fairly high end restaurants so tips were generally pretty high.



Becoming very much less common, at least in VA. [more]

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hk2 replied to the Retirement Investing board. 11:10 AM

Re: What if you've won the game?

Capital allocation and investment is one of the most important keys to economic growth and development.



With stock, only at IPO or as venture capital.

Any stocks that I (and I also think WB) purchase are on [more]

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hk2 replied to the Tax Strategies board. 10:36 AM

Re: Over-Reported Tip Income

The min wage is a bit lower there, but you only have to pay tipped employees something like 2.55/hr as long as the tips bring them up to the min wage.

That actually makes withholding things like FICA and income tax tough. When I was doing
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Sat Mar 7

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hk2 replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 6:34 PM

Re: Corporations & Nation-States -- Nasty Histor

My first thought was how do you stop this. Force all Congressmen to divest their investment? And put it where? Index funds? Then they make laws/influence what companies are included in the index. Tresuries? Ditto except its over [more]

Fri Mar 6

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hk2 replied to the Political Asylum board. 10:54 AM

Re: Earth not unique after all

Remember when the wingnuts posted that idiotic article a few weeks ago, which claimed that it's impossible for Earth to have formed "just right" without God intervening? You know, the article that made up a bunch of phony [more]

Wed Mar 4

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hk2 replied to the Tax Strategies board. 7:20 PM

Re: Which is best account type for Options?

But then why does the brokerage (aka custodian) limit trading permissions at all, if it is the responsibility of the IRA owner to prevent the IRA termination?



In my case, I have to apply for various trading permissions even [more]

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hk2 replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 7:56 AM

Re: Why Deere?

I wondered about having one framed to put on my wall, but I did not dare to do that. So they are locked up in a safe deposit box at a bank.




Do you think there's a significant security improvement in your safety deposit [more]

Mon Mar 2

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hk2 replied to the Dropout's Den board. 12:27 PM

Re: Hmmmmm...

Hopefully the other person just accidentally transposed a pair of numbers in their SSN vice outright ID theft.



Jim

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