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pauleckler replied to the Retirement Investing board. 7:24 PM

Re: lump sum offer

I would guess that your original monthly pension was defined by some formula which mainly depended on your wages and years of service.

Exactly. That is how most defined benefit pension plans work. The lump sum is then calculated from [more]

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pauleckler replied to the Retire Well on Less board. 7:15 PM

Re: 1 pan 9 minute pasta recipie

Ah, but leave out the pasta and add some stock for a nice veggie stew. Lots of fiber.

Good and good for you!!

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pauleckler replied to the Retire Well on Less board. 7:11 PM

Re: The Greatest Retirement Mistake

enough dollars does not hurt quality time from what i've
experienced.


But its not all about money. If you find a job that is fun, challenging, and interesting--ie personally rewarding--and that you like, it makes a big [more]

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pauleckler replied to the Bonds & Fixed Income Investments board. 7:06 PM

Re: OT: new orleans seafood festival

And don't forget the oysters. Alex's and Felix's are across the street from each other. Both popular oyster houses in the French Quarter.

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pauleckler replied to the Value Hounds board. 2:02 PM

Re: Investing advisory for engineers

The moral of the story: Over confidence can be fatal.

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pauleckler replied to the Retirement Investing board. 1:59 PM

Re: lump sum offer

A calculation to consider is the break even time. How long must you live to collect the amount of the lump sum. You may find the number is well into your 80s, in which case lump sum becomes more attractive.

If you factor in interest rates in [more]

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pauleckler replied to the Retire Well on Less board. 1:43 PM

Re: The Greatest Retirement Mistake

Howie, I took a buyout package in '96 and found my financial situation was just on the cusp. It was the middle of the dot com boom. My plan was to do enough consulting part time to cover my living expenses and let my investments grow for a [more]

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pauleckler replied to the Ask A Foolish Question board. 1:23 PM

Re: Spreading the wealth

With $10K to invest, fives stocks would be abt $2K each. That gives you low commission costs and some diversification.

There can be other considerations such as yield, industry leadership, and history of increasing the dividend, etc. You'll [more]

Fri Aug 28

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pauleckler replied to the Retire Well on Less board. 9:28 PM

Re: The Greatest Retirement Mistake

Howie, sorry to get the news.

Its time to dust off that resume and update it.

You probably have lots of contacts out there after a long career. Plan on networking to see what is available. People who know your work are most likely [more]

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pauleckler replied to the Ask A Foolish Question board. 9:05 PM

Re: charms

If you put your cursor over a charm, text comes up to tell you what it is.

I have not seen a summary of all of them. Some may be ancient and no longer in use.

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pauleckler replied to the Ask A Foolish Question board. 9:02 PM

Re: stock % of portfolio

Having a stock grow so much that it becomes too large for your portfolio is a high class problem. It means one of your stocks is doing very well, usually much better than the others.

I think 5% is a reasonable goal for planning a portfolio [more]

Thu Aug 27

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pauleckler posted to the Folly in Missouri board. 7:35 PM

Book: Down the Wire Road in the Missouri Ozarks

Check out the review on the Books Non-fiction discussion board.

http://boards.fool.com/down-the-wire-road-in-the-missouri-oz...

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pauleckler posted to the Book Club (Nonfiction) board. 7:34 PM

Down the Wire Road in the Missouri Ozarks

“Down the Wire Road in the Missouri Ozarks,” by Fern Angus, T&I Publishing, Purdy, MO, revised 2004. The Wire Road or Telegraph Road is the name given the famous Rt 66, now I-44 as it passes through Missouri–St. Louis to Tulsa and on to Los [more]

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pauleckler replied to the Retired Fools board. 5:27 PM

Re: Does any fool live outside of the USA

Also, take advantage of capital gains rates and qualified dividend rates when you can.

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pauleckler replied to the Monsanto Company board. 5:25 PM

Re: MORGAN STANLEY

Rather than pay top dollar to buy Syngenta. They are now looking for other acquisitions.

Monsanto and Dupont seem to dominate the seeds business in the US at least. But others like Dow Chemical, BASF, and Bayer have research and products in [more]

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pauleckler replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 5:21 PM

Re: What investors really fear

The end of day sell offs we are seeing after a morning recovery seems to imply reluctance to leave stock investments at risk overnight. Fear of major moves in Asia or Europe?

Maybe some fingers got burned. But in time they will heal and gain [more]

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pauleckler replied to the Investing Beginners board. 5:16 PM

Re: new to stocks

Yes, if your 401k is in mutual funds, it is reasonable to consider stock investing in your other accounts. If your Roth IRA is at a discount broker, you probably could invest those funds in stocks.

For a cash account take a look at the [more]

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pauleckler replied to the Ask The Headhunter board. 5:05 PM

Re: Help explaining world travel

Consider showing your travel time as sabbatical. Academics do it all the time to broaden their exposure to ideas, concepts, cultures. Why not engineers too?

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pauleckler replied to the Ask A Foolish Question board. 5:00 PM

Re: re CAPS

On CAPs you may add or delete stocks from your list at any time. The add box appears just above your list of stocks. Enter one or more tickers. And if you like specify a purchase price.

To delete a stock, press the end button on the quote [more]

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pauleckler replied to the Ask A Foolish Question board. 4:54 PM

Re: Selling dogs

Every stock you buy will either go up down or sideways. You should have an idea of what you will do in each situation.

On those that go down, most would have a loss limit of 10 to 15%, at which you should review why you bought the stock and [more]

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