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Mon Jul 28

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mendomann replied to the Millionaire Fools board. 5:54 PM

Re: Estate Planning

We're in the process of reversing that, giving 10% to family and 90% to selected charities.

In my opinion, "blood is thicker than water".

Fri Jul 11

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mendomann replied to the Alcatel Lucent board. 4:10 PM

Re: Way Back in 1950...

I noticed "Western Electric Sound System" at the beginning of the film. I remember seeing this all the time in theaters on Saturday afternoon when I was a kid. I always thought the shape of the logo looked like a peanut. :)

Fri Jul 4

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mendomann replied to the Retired Fools board. 5:51 PM

Re: Life Insurance After 70

So just keep your money in your IRA or other investments, keep those growing as best you can, and hang in there!

Good advice. If one is disciplined with saving for the future and does some long range planning, one can become [more]

Wed Jun 25

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mendomann replied to the Millionaire Fools board. 5:44 PM

Re: Transportation Bill

Good idea. DOT - "The GROW AMERICA Act reflects President Obama’s vision for a four-year surface transportation reauthorization bill that would create millions of jobs and lay the foundation for long-term competitiveness, rebuilding crumbling [more]

Fri May 23

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mendomann replied to the Retired Fools board. 3:51 PM

Re: If you're old enough...

Interesting history of the soda fountain. It does mention "egg creams".

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soda_fountain

Thu May 15

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mendomann replied to the Alcatel Lucent board. 3:25 PM

Re: Alcatel-Lucent reports Q1 2014 results

The Lucent Retirement Organization (LRO) http://www.lucentretirees.com/ claims to address the interests of 127,000 individuals. This is more than the 45,000 ALU plans to make the offer to. So I think the [more]

Wed May 14

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mendomann posted to the Alcatel Lucent board. 3:20 PM

Alcatel-Lucent reports Q1 2014 results

Of interest to ALU retirees:

"At March 31, 2014, the Group’s overall Pensions and OPEB exposure indicated a surplus of Euro 666 million compared to a surplus of Euro 546 million at December 31, 2013 (in each case before taking into [more]

Mon May 12

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mendomann replied to the Retired Fools board. 3:26 PM

Re: To Be Young Again...

You better go to the top Universities with legal programs and be in the top 1% of your class to even be considered for a position

In order to get into the better law schools you have to do well on the LSAT test.

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Fri May 9

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mendomann replied to the Retired Fools board. 7:06 PM

Re: Pension plans are healthier, but they're dyi

I don't even think 401Ks existed back then. IRA's yes...but I think you were limited to 2000 bucks a year then. Piddling money..or maybe it was $1000/yr.

Like I said I had a 401k and an IRA with my employer. It was either the late [more]

Thu May 8

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mendomann replied to the Retired Fools board. 3:07 PM

Re: Pension plans are healthier, but they're dyi

Yes, some companies wound up with big 'balances' in the pension fund and raiders took over the company and freed up the 'excess' pension money. So? Other companies got taken over because they had mineral rights or oil rights or something else. Or [more]

Fri Apr 18

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