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joelcorley replied to the Credit Cards and Consumer Debt board. 7:14 PM

Re: Returns with a chip card

neveragain,

You wrote, Does this have any implications for cc security? Or not really? Are we just as vulnerable as we always have been?

The chip in the card just proves to the transaction processor that the card is authentic [more]

Sun Feb 7

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joelcorley replied to the Foolish 401(k)s board. 5:20 AM

Re: Alternate to a 401k?

soccerboy,

You wrote, Any thoughts are appreciated.

The first is, Run away.

The second, Who's selling this to you and how much commission would they make?

Third, How is this a substitute for a [more]

Wed Feb 3

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joelcorley replied to the Sex and Relationships board. 2:42 AM

Re: Question?

Don't be silly. My grandfather was a randy old man until he died at 91. I doubt he was that unusual. For men, it's usually more about ability than desire as we get older.

- Joel

Sun Jan 24

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joelcorley replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 8:13 AM

Re: OT Last Day

FastMike,

You wrote, From your 'six figure' post to this 'unemployed for five months" post your tone has changed. I'm getting through.

I don't see it. I still stand by my statement that lying is a good way to fail and [more]

Fri Jan 22

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joelcorley replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 4:45 PM

Re: OT Last Day

FastMike,

You wrote, Joel, you're living in the Silicon Valley bubble. Your brief 'resume' indicates you're in a closed group of elites.

Perhaps. Though I've never lived in Silicon Valley. (I've only interviewed there twice, [more]

Thu Jan 21

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joelcorley replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 9:49 PM

Re: OT Last Day

FastMike,

You wrote, WOW! Where have you been? When a 55 or older "male", even with a science degree and 30 experience in electronics...

I'm in my 50s too. I just changed jobs 3+ years ago. I work for Microsoft. [more]

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joelcorley replied to the Credit Cards and Consumer Debt board. 9:13 PM

Re: Advice Please - Cable Company Bill

Actually I'd send them a Debt Validation Letter asking for any evidence you owe the debt along with a general denial, stating that the account was cancelled, the equipment was returned and that you have proof of it all.

You can send CA all [more]

Wed Jan 20

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joelcorley replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 9:36 PM

Re: OT Last Day

FastMike,

You wrote, Good news, though! I only had to tirelessly send out 75 resumes and lie like a rug before I found a steady low paying job!

Wow. That is so not the right way to get a good paying job...

- [more]

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joelcorley replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 9:20 PM

Re: SpaceX booster landing fails, but comes clos

tim443,

You wrote, Oh anything that puts out large amounts of flame, noise, goes fast, hovers, and has the potential to blow up fascinates me. }};-D

If you're interested in SpaceX news, probably one of the best places to find [more]

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joelcorley replied to the Retirement Investing board. 8:22 PM

Re: Anger, Fear, Frustration

laschus,

You wrote, But the problem is that these rules no longer apply. ...

It's a new economy. The old rules don't apply. Right... I've heard it all before. It's B.S.

Cash is king. Profits matter. Money is money. [more]

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joelcorley replied to the Credit Cards and Consumer Debt board. 7:39 PM

Re: 'Make too much to pay my student loan'

aj486,

You wrote, Based on the information that he provided, he still appears to be an irresponsible guy who is looking for a bailout because other people who make less than him are getting bailouts.

And this is why I don't [more]

Tue Jan 19

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joelcorley replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 9:59 PM

Re: SpaceX booster landing fails, but comes close

tim443,

You wrote, What's that old saying "Close counts in horseshoes, hand grenades and depth charges", saw the landing on TV and it looked like it really was close ... guess it really is "Rocket [more]

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joelcorley replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 9:31 PM

Re: OT:Solar Sails

brucedoe,

You quoted, The NASA Glenn Research Center has been a leader in ion propulsion technology development since the late 1950s, with its first test in space— the Space Electric Rocket Test 1— flying on July 20, 1964. From 1998 to [more]

Mon Jan 18

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joelcorley replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 9:14 PM

Re: OT:Solar Sails

brucedoe,

You wrote, Back in the early 1970s when I was involved in a working group on Missions to Comets And Asteroids, one of the means of propulsion considered in space were solar sales which, at that time, were just sales that worked [more]

Sat Jan 16

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joelcorley replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 12:27 AM

Re: OT: Big brothers behind every tree on inter

I work on phones. I've worked for Samsung and now Microsoft. For the most part, the government can know where you are even with a dumb cellular phone. Smart phones just make the data you put on them more accessible. If you want something to be secure [more]

Thu Jan 14

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joelcorley replied to the Science and Technology board. 4:57 PM

Re: Gravity making waves?

qazulight,

You wrote, am just a layman so don't take as something nailed down. As I understand it, light is a wave, although there is a branch of physics that treats light as photons rather than an electro magnetic wave, but it has the [more]

Wed Jan 13

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joelcorley replied to the Science and Technology board. 9:42 PM

Re: Gravity making waves?

qazulight,

You wrote, If they have, this could be the beginning of faster than light communications.

How so?

- Joel

Tue Jan 12

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joelcorley replied to the Tax Strategies board. 11:07 PM

Re: What tax help you need if you win powerball

jeffbrig,

You wrote, The estimated lump sum is $868M, which would net around $525M after federal tax. At a 4% withdrawal rate, you could theoretically draw around $21M annually forever. I think I could make that work. [more]

Mon Jan 11

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joelcorley replied to the Retirement Investing board. 2:10 AM

Re: Commission free vs 401k vs Roth

2gifts,

You wrote, I'd like to reiterate what Joel said. You can put much more away as someone who is self-employed than someone who isn't. ...

I just want to point out that this is a limitation of most employer's plans and [more]

Sun Jan 10

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joelcorley replied to the Retirement Investing board. 4:30 AM

Re: Commission free vs 401k vs Roth

ramseesforever,

You wrote, Thanks for all of the replies, folks. I should have mentioned that I am self employed, so unfortunately no match for me. The 0 commission cost seemed like the best way to go because I could by more stock [more]

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