pauleckler

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Thu Feb 26

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pauleckler replied to the Retirement Investing board. 4:03 PM

Re: Hardship exemption to change and grow

Personally if you are unemployed and collecting unemployment, I don't think the 10% penalty on IRA or 401k withdrawals is much of a limitation.
Your tax rate may be very low. So the 10% is not much to pay.

If you have assets like an IRA, [more]

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pauleckler replied to the Railroads board. 3:52 PM

Re: Someone left a truck on the tracks again.

In an age of modern electronics, the same mechanism that closes the gates and flashes the crossing lights might send a radio signal short range to nearby autos.

It might flash a light on the dashboard, broadcast a message on the audio system [more]

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pauleckler replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 3:37 PM

Re: mold on wooden table

If the mold has stained that table, I will be surprised if bleach will remove the stain and return the wood to its original color.

I have heard that wood discolored by aging (exterior cedar or sometimes decks or fences) can be bleached to [more]

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pauleckler replied to the Ask A Foolish Question board. 3:26 PM

Re: Paying down Mortgage

The right answer depends on the return you expect to get on your equity investment. If you are an experienced investor with a solid track record, stocks could be your best choices. But it is also highest risk as you can lose funds.

To me [more]

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pauleckler replied to the Ask A Foolish Question board. 3:09 PM

Re: Tax Question

Contact El Paso and ask. Most issue detailed K-1 forms with instruction on which numbers to enter on which lines of your 1040. Usually the big numbers go on Sch E, but you can also deduct some expenses (same form), and you may have interest income to [more]

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pauleckler replied to the Ask A Foolish Question board. 3:02 PM

Re: Poll: Economic Outlook 2015?

World events can change things quickly. There is always risk.

But US economy continues to improve, unemployment continues to decline.

For now recovery continues. Slower than we all would like, but at least positive growth.

Wed Feb 25

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pauleckler replied to the The Grand Adventure board. 3:17 PM

Re: Why Low Gas Prices Won't Boost the Economy

People's willingness to spend their gas savings is dependent on their expectations of whether they think cheap gas is here to stay.

Sure, some middle class plan carefully where to put the extra funds.

But at the low end, [more]

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pauleckler replied to the The Grand Adventure board. 3:12 PM

Re: Why Low Gas Prices Won't Boost the Economy

Not sure how analyzing individual stocks can tell you were gas savings are going.

Granted this is not quantitative, but it does tell you where other investors are putting their funds.

In my experience, price movements in [more]

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pauleckler replied to the Railroads board. 3:03 PM

Re: Someone left a truck on the tracks again.

I think everyone knows that it is very unwise for auto drivers to gamble in a conflict with a train. Engineers will tell you hitting an auto is about like stepping on a beer can. When it comes to weight differences, there is no doubt abt the outcome. [more]

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pauleckler posted to the Health and Nutrition board. 1:36 PM

Anthem/Blue Cross Hack Response

As one of the 18MM whose acct info was stolen (I have Anthem for Medicare Supplemental), I received email notice today from Anthem. They are offering identity theft assistance and monitoring.

Here is the main info from a multipage [more]

Tue Feb 24

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pauleckler replied to the Gardening and Landscaping board. 3:26 PM

Re: New Tiller

The power available to electrics is limited by 15 amp circuits and the extension cord.

Some garden soil is much easier to turn than others. If an electric meets your needs, great. Gas powered machines have potential to deliver more power if [more]

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pauleckler replied to the The Grand Adventure board. 3:21 PM

Re: Why Low Gas Prices Won't Boost the Economy

My analysis of 250 stocks indicates they are spending the gas money saved on FOOD.

I just bought Kroger, Denny's, and Constellation Brands (the new Corona Beer people). But plenty others are doing well including Wendy's, Jack in the Box, [more]

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pauleckler replied to the Monsanto Company board. 2:47 PM

Re: FARMERS CHOICE

John Deere's heavy debt load, presumably from financing leases or equipment sales was subject of a recent thread on the Berkshire Hathaway discussion board--

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pauleckler replied to the Gardening and Landscaping board. 2:44 PM

Re: New Tiller

My experience with small tillers is that you have to be careful to keep the worm gear greased. It takes a grease gun and sometimes you have to search for the zerk fitting.

Loss of power for a small engine implies 1) dirty air filter, or 2) [more]

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pauleckler replied to the Ask A Foolish Question board. 2:30 PM

Re: Tax question

There are no income limits on contributions to traditional IRA accounts. But you must have earned income to contribute. So if you worked part of 2014, you can make full contributions as long as they are less than your earned income. Otherwise, the [more]

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pauleckler replied to the Investing Beginners board. 12:38 AM

Re: Custom Date Search of Stocks?

They say some spreadsheet programs can access the internet to collect specific stock price information. One of them is Google Chrome. I hear Excell is also able to do this.

So you could conceivable load a list of S&P 500 stocks and get [more]

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pauleckler replied to the Improve the Fool board. 12:31 AM

Re: Blocked Copy Function

Thanks guys. Tonight copy seems to be working fine.

I did copy on another site before the posting leading me to believe it was a fool.com problem.

But who knows. Perhaps one of those wild, untamed [more]

Mon Feb 23

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pauleckler posted to the Improve the Fool board. 1:57 PM

Blocked Copy Function

I notice that I can no long right click, highlight, and copy text on TMF sites. I noticed it first on Foolish Wiki, but now its on discussion boards too.

I understand the concerns about posting copy righted material, but copy feature is [more]

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