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pauleckler replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 2 hours ago

Re: OT: Where'd you go to high school

Every town/township has its own school system/schools (unlike some states that have county run schools.) It is very class oriented

Having lived both in NJ and in St. Louis, the two questions have similar indications of social [more]

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pauleckler replied to the Monsanto Company board. 2 hours ago

Re: PESTICIDE FREE

A real boom probably requires recovery in grain prices to setting new highs. Bumper crop last year and very high beef prices seem to be slowing things down a bit.

But when the prices are there to justify it, farmers are ready to buy the [more]

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pauleckler replied to the Energy & Utilities board. 2 hours ago

Re: Poll: To be or not to be nuclear

Thank you for your efforts to keep us all informed, jaagu.

Set your own pace, but please continue the effort.

Contrasting ideas, suggestions for improvements are always helpful. They may not get adopted, but they do keep us all [more]

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pauleckler replied to the Investing Beginners board. 7:13 PM

Re: Portfolio

The minimum number of shares you should purchase is abt $400. At typical $8/trade commission charged by discount brokers, that gives you 2%. Its up to you, but if less than that, percentages rise and profits more difficult to achieve.

Most [more]

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pauleckler replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 7:06 PM

Re: Yet another hack

I think companies should be more careful abt security.

How many major events does it take to get their attention.

Lack of security limits uses. Why put any more out there than you have to when the result is to make it easy to steal.

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pauleckler posted to the Renewable Energy board. 6:42 PM

POET cellulosic ethanol licensed Finland

http://domesticfuel.com/2014/12/19/poet-dsm-commends-partner...

POETs cellulosic ethanol plant is Iowa is apparently doing well. Today [more]

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pauleckler replied to the Value Hounds board. 5:46 PM

Re: Ethyl's slide into the oily vortex of doom

Ethyl, do you think oil prices have bottomed? And if not when?

Lots of oil out there is in tanks with owners hoping to take inventory profits selling oil they own at higher prices.

Are oil prices low enough to cause speculators to [more]

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pauleckler replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 5:41 PM

Re: Yet another hack

I recall an IT pro pointing out that he had fought outsourcing at his [major employer in my area] with the argument that firms of uncertain ethics would have extensive access to their data.

Already some had held large blocks of data for [more]

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pauleckler replied to the Peak Oil Party board. 5:32 PM

Re: Oil below $60 per barrel

Without knowing all these things it is just the blind leading the blind

Some would argue that the most important factors are unknown and maybe even unknowable. With experience in a given field, some may begin to put numbers on paper, [more]

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pauleckler replied to the Investing Beginners board. 5:28 PM

Re: Share Price & Dividend Returns

But over a period of time, ultimately the dividend depends on continued success and ideally the growth of the company paying that dividend.

Review the fundamentals of the companies involved carefully. Regardless of the metrics that are easy [more]

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pauleckler replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 5:24 PM

Re: Yet another hack

I heard a speaker on CSPAN say the other day the basic problem is that the security consultants and firms offering services are not themselves secure.

Today we have Sony announce that they outsourced their data security to an Asian firm. Are [more]

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pauleckler replied to the Energy & Utilities board. 5:20 PM

Re: Poll: To be or not to be nuclear

I hear you, jaagu.

What have you done to correct this problem? Letter to the editor?

Created a public interest group to educate the voters?

We have speakers on subjects like this at Kiwanis meetings (and I suspect lots of [more]

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pauleckler replied to the Investing Beginners board. 11:08 PM

Re: Guidance on US Investing

A recent thread on the Discount Brokers discussion board indicates E-Trade is discontinuing service to expatriots in some countries--

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pauleckler replied to the Retirement Investing board. 4:52 PM

Re: Lockheed 401k lawsuit

Yes, we do hear from people all the time who are stuck with high cost 401k plans.

We all hope that something can be done to reduce the high fees. But of course small plans have to cover their costs. Otherwise employers will decide not to [more]

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pauleckler posted to the Retirement Investing board. 2:52 PM

Lockheed 401k lawsuit

Post-Dispatch carried a Washington Post article this am reporting that Lockheed is being sued for excessive fees for 401k participants. They have one of the largest 401k plans in the US. The case will be closely watched.

Suit claims that [more]

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pauleckler replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 2:38 PM

Re: Block excutables until IT approved

It's the old paradox all over again. Computers. Can't live with them; can't live without them.

Could you live in an all cash no computer environment if you chose to? Could you cash a check? Where would you get cash?

Everyone you do [more]

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pauleckler replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 2:31 PM

Re: OT: Where'd you go to high school

I disagree that where you went to high school is a major social class indicator. We had rich folks in our high school and we had not so rich folks.

I hear you, but if your school district has as few as two high schools, it is almost [more]

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pauleckler replied to the Ask The Headhunter board. 2:26 PM

Re: Resume: most-recent experience or most-relev

Don't leave chronological gaps in the resume.

I think this applies mostly early in your career say up to age 30 or so.

Fifty year olds often have too much to fit on the resume. Then yes, list all employers and relevant [more]

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pauleckler replied to the Ask A Foolish Question board. 2:18 PM

Re: Investing a piddling

Also note that if you already own stocks, many offer low cost dividend reinvestment programs. Most would be delighted to receive $200 to buy more of their stock with their next purchase.

Most are very economical for small sums in that you [more]

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pauleckler replied to the Ask A Foolish Question board. 2:12 PM

Re: sale to get ordinary losses for deductions

Keep in mind you can only deduct $3K per year from ordinary income after using losses to reduce your gains. If your losses exceed $3K, the excess can be carried over to future years to reduce gains or reduce income at the rate of $3K per [more]

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