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pauleckler replied to the Retire Well on Less board. 6 minutes ago

Re: I Find This Place After 17 Years!

Thanks for your comments, Worknomore. Welcome to the board.

How can we increase awareness of this board?

Mentioning interesting posts on other boards and posting links to them can be effective.

Any other ideas?

Can [more]

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pauleckler replied to the Health Care Reform board. 17 minutes ago

Re: OT: actual health

Biotech is an interesting field, and those stocks have done very well recently. The problems are--

1. Large well established companies tend to be mature investments. The gains are in the new treatments. But they are volatile [more]

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pauleckler replied to the Investing Beginners board. 31 minutes ago

Re: How to invest a large lump sum

For planning purposes such as saving for retirement, most people use 8% these days as their average ROI target. Not long ago 10% was typical, but in current times that can be hard to achieve.

The right answer probably depends on how you will [more]

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pauleckler replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 44 minutes ago

Re: Toilet Repair

When in Europe sometime lift the tank lid and look at what they have. Built to last. Heavy duty.

Our toilet workings continue to become cheaper and lighter. Leaks become more common and more difficult to fix.

Having a plumber [more]

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pauleckler replied to the Ask A Foolish Question board. 54 minutes ago

Re: Stops

The risk is that your shares will be sold immediately as the first sale at $5/sh makes your stop a market sell order.

Hence, you lose your commissions and gain nothing.

More often people put in a stop below their purchase price or [more]

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pauleckler replied to the Retirement Investing board. 3:50 PM

Re: Income Distribution for age 65+ Group

I don't find the difference surprising. Many are retired on Social Security, small pensions, and or distributions from 401ks or IRA.

In midcareer, many reach peak income. And plenty work extra hours etc to fund kids in college, still paying [more]

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pauleckler replied to the Retire Well on Less board. 3:35 PM

Re: Places to retire on SS alone

Everyone has to decide what works best for them, their lifestyle, their preferences.

I don't find the US News & World Report story particularly well thought out.

Most would not retire to Grand Rapids or St. Louis as both get [more]

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pauleckler replied to the Gardening and Landscaping board. 3:15 PM

Re: They call me Mr Fudd...

In my neighborhood I occasionally find a bunch of rabbit fur. I have seen no foxes. But we do have owls. When they take one, not much is left.

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pauleckler replied to the Buying or Selling a Home board. 3:10 PM

Re: IRA Real Estate

I'd say see if you can find a custodian for your real estate IRA. You will be prohibited from self dealing and must own the property at arms length. But the IRA could conceivable sell the property to a third party, who might eventually sell it to [more]

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pauleckler replied to the Ask A Foolish Question board. 2:59 PM

Re: Buying stock at nearly 100x P/E

New companies often have weak earnings or no earnings when they begin operations. That means very high PE or no PE.

Their business plan should bring them to reasonable profit levels in a reasonable time frame. As long as they continue to [more]

Mon May 25

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pauleckler replied to the Retirement Investing board. 11:33 AM

Re: Poll: Do you have a technical background?

Sure, but the unfriendly co-worker can often be avoided.

Bad bosses can be in your face all the time. Worst is when you lose respect for your boss. Most can teach you something new even if they are somewhat inept. But they can make life [more]

Sun May 24

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pauleckler replied to the Gardening and Landscaping board. 8:28 PM

Re: They call me Mr Fudd...

Interesting that you seem to have a real rabbit, rather than those Eastern cottontails that most of us call rabbits.

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pauleckler replied to the Ask A Foolish Question board. 12:05 PM

Re: investment

An S&P 500 Index Fund is a good place to begin. Vanguard's 500 Index Fund (ticker VFINX) is a good one with very low expenses. There are many similar funds out there, but check them out on Morningstar.com [more]

Sat May 23

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pauleckler replied to the Renewable Energy board. 10:46 PM

Re: Styrofoam as diesel fuel

News reports often show yards and yards of plastics floating on the water and resting against a shoreline.

I'm thinking of a mechanized net if you will that scoops up the plastic from the water and lets the water drain.

Certain [more]

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pauleckler replied to the Ask A Foolish Question board. 10:33 PM

Re: Tracking Investments

Many brokers now include much of what you would like to know on their website or with apps you download. Fidelity is one of these.

But much depends on how much you want to know. For traders, more sophisticated software could be appropriate. [more]

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pauleckler replied to the Gardening and Landscaping board. 10:21 PM

Re: They call me Mr Fudd...

A neighbor used to trap rabbits, drive out of the area, and release them.

Then comes the question, how far must you go to not have them return to your place.

One way is to spray them with spray paint (while in the trap) for [more]

Fri May 22

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pauleckler replied to the Retirement Investing board. 12:18 PM

Re: Poll: Do you have a technical background?

I suspect that everyone has had a good boss, just as everyone remembers a very good teacher.

But then there is the list of bad bosses too.

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pauleckler replied to the Renewable Energy board. 12:16 PM

Re: Styrofoam as diesel fuel

As to plastics in the ocean, I am surprised someone is not out there with machinery to harvest this stuff and convert it to something useful. Most can be burned as fuel (maybe except PVC which should sink).

Higher value might be to crack it [more]

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pauleckler replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 12:02 PM

Re: Things I did not know about freeze proof faucets

Also note that those faucets have washers in them and will drip after a while. You will learn how they are made if you ever have to change a washer.

In the good old days, a long dripping faucet could erode the valve seat and you would have [more]

Thu May 21

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pauleckler posted to the Renewable Energy board. 3:10 PM

Walmart Semitruck of the future

https://www.youtube.com/embed/NER9X4_gtYk?feature=player_det...

Gss turbine engine burning natural gas or other fuels. Diesel electric design.
Carbon [more]

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