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ptheland replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 4:28 PM

Re: OT: Idea

The jurisdiction in which you elect to incorporate (or register) matters, as does -- entirely separately -- where you actually do businesses and pay people. Corporate America gravitates to Delaware with its business-friendly laws and judiciary, [more]

Thu Jan 29

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ptheland replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 5:39 PM

Re: GOP Clown Car Drives Iowa: How Do You Jump O

In both books, McCain seemed like a doddering old fool who showed up unprepared at a meeting in which he demanded he be included.

Back in 2008 I was convinced that the GOP leadership was considerably smarter than most people gave them [more]

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ptheland replied to the Tax Strategies board. 3:05 AM

Re: Gains/Losses Not Affecting Tax Owed?

My estimated taxable income was just a hair above $50,000 (married), so technically I'm in the 25% tax bracket

I think you're looking at the tax rates for single people. The 25% bracket starts at about $74k of taxable income for a [more]

Tue Jan 27

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ptheland replied to the Tax Strategies board. 3:31 PM

Re: Tax questions about converting IRA to Roth

Outside of work retirement 401K, I only have a Roth IRA account which is what I converted the money into (it had already been there for a couple years). That $5,500 conversion was the last time I put anything into a retirement account (Traditional [more]

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ptheland replied to the Improve the Fool board. 3:22 PM

Re: Repeating Issue

Actually Rocket Science is quite simple. The real work is in Rocket Engineering.

Quite right. My father was one of those rocket engineers, working in the heady days of the 1960s through the 1980s.

We watched every manned [more]

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ptheland replied to the Retirement Investing board. 1:41 PM

Re: Tax questions about converting IRA to Roth

There are a multitude unstated assumptions and mis-readings in the responses so far. At this point, none of the responses are really correct or helpful in that they are all making different assumptions about your situation.

Since you've also [more]

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ptheland replied to the Tax Strategies board. 1:38 PM

Re: Tax questions about converting IRA to Roth

There is one piece of missing information that is critical.

Do you have any other traditional IRA accounts that have money in them after making this conversion? These might be called SEP IRA or rollover IRA or just IRA.

--Peter

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ptheland replied to the Improve the Fool board. 1:02 PM

Re: Repeating Issue

What does the queuing mechanism cluster had a bad node mean?

It isn't rocket science,** just read the words.

Queuing - having to do with a waiting line. In Britain, when you get in a line at the grocery store, you are getting [more]

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ptheland replied to the Humor and Urban Legends board. 2:51 AM

Re: Clinton Dem political rally pic

Dayummm! I've wasted 15 years on here?

If you're like me, the first 2 or 3 years weren't a waste. I learned a lot.

The rest, yeah. Let's go ahead and call them wasted. ;)

--Peter

Mon Jan 26

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ptheland replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 3:52 PM

Re: Your car engine sound is a LIE

My car engine sound isn't a lie at all.

1. Its 15 years old, before sending engine sounds through the car's speakers really started.

2. No one cares what the engine in a minivan sounds like.

--Peter

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ptheland replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 1:48 PM

Re: Update screws up monitor display

I'd try turning the monitor off and back on. If you can't find the power switch, just unplug it from the wall. Do this with the computer running.

Many modern monitors will automatically adjust themselves to fit the signal from the computer. [more]

Sun Jan 25

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ptheland replied to the iOS help: iPhone iPad iPod touch board. 8:55 PM

Re: Bazarre Siri behavior - a puzzle

too weird!!! can't imagine what I said that sounded like "Hey Siri"....

He's serious
History (with a very soft "t")

Probably lots of other things.

You can turn it off by going to Settings, [more]

Sat Jan 24

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ptheland replied to the Tax Strategies board. 8:27 PM

Re: Halyard Health spinoff from kimberly Clark

I believe you've got the transaction backwards. I found a press release saying that Kimberly Clark completed their tax-free spin off of Halyard Health on Nov 1, 2014, with an effective date of Oct 23, 2014. [more]

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ptheland replied to the Tax Strategies board. 3:10 PM

Re: Form 709?

No note... No interest... No mortgage...

Then you've made a gift and, based on the amount given, need to file form 709.

--Peter

Fri Jan 23

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ptheland replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 7:02 PM

Re: Ethernet Router Question

So what I'm wonder is: would there be any performance problems with connecting the ATT Uverse cable box to the ethernet hub ...?

I suspect so. IIRC, the uverse box at your tv needs to communicate directly with the ATT [more]

Thu Jan 22

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ptheland replied to the Retirement Investing board. 5:41 PM

Re: Traditional 401k vs. Roth 401k

But she said there's also "tax-creep" in that our wonderous legislators raise taxes invisibly by not moving the brackets up as inflation happens.

Tax brackets ARE currently indexed for inflation. So they do increase each [more]

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ptheland replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 5:16 PM

Re: Swiss Franc, Obamacare, Education: Common Theme

Thank you, yoda, for putting into words something I've felt but have been unable to adequately express.

I also think the modeling problem goes even further. What all of your examples are doing is trying to model human behavior. Human [more]

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ptheland replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 3:00 PM

Re: IBM

Microsoft
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Current share price: $45.92


Wow. That's almost back up to what I bought it at in 2000. Only another $5 to go to get there.

--Peter

PS - Yes, that was one of my, ummm, learning experiences.

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ptheland replied to the iOS help: iPhone iPad iPod touch board. 11:14 AM

Re: strange wifi behavior

I was speaking of upload and download to the iPhone. That will be less, sometimes dramatically so, than to your PC.

WiFi runs at 10mbps to 50mbps. Some people pay for internet access that is that fast, but not many. Besides, this [more]

Wed Jan 21

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ptheland replied to the iOS help: iPhone iPad iPod touch board. 10:49 PM

Re: strange wifi behavior

Perhaps some of the issue is related to available band width.

I wouldn't think so. SpeedTest tells me I have 7.5 mbps down and .85 up (checked with the iPhone off), which is roughly what I'm paying for.

Since my upload speed [more]

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