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Tue Mar 25

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readyteddy posted to the Dropout's Den board. 8:44 PM

Hi

Just saying hello. Am alive and well. Snowed for the 16th time this winter in DC today. This just doesn't happen here.

Cherry Blossom Fest started on 3/20 but the cherry trees didn't get the memo.

Off to Paris and then Belgium and [more]

Fri Mar 21

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readyteddy replied to the Deranged Monkey Criticism board. 7:31 PM

Re: The Redfield Porta-Pottie Index

I used to use the "money on the street" index. I would walk an hour every day and track how much loose change/bills I would find... pennies, nickles, dimes, quarters....

Before 2008, I used to find $40 - $50 a year and I wasn't [more]

Thu Feb 20

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readyteddy replied to the Millionaire Fools board. 11:57 AM

Re: Asset allocation

I have a fairly large junk bond allocation (SPHIX... a relatively tame junk bond fund), a five year annuity yielding 3.1% that's about to expire and a fairly good size position in floating rate bank loans (FFRHX).

I park my cash (which is [more]

Thu Feb 13

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readyteddy replied to the Deranged Monkey Criticism board. 8:53 PM

Re: amazon

Physical labor is physical. It is also labor.

One summer in college I was working in a steel yard in Lockport Illinois. There's a prison there but that is one of the scenic highlights! The Material Services (Division of General [more]

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readyteddy replied to the Deranged Monkey Criticism board. 11:15 AM

Re: amazon

You know, I am going on 68 years old and I just finished shoveling 15 inches of snow off my driveway and sidewalks, which is probably about as hard as working in a warehouse (done that, ditto steel yards, ditto farm work yada, yada, [more]

Thu Jan 30

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readyteddy replied to the Retire Early CampFIRE board. 8:09 PM

Re: IRA Confiscation

I can't speak for others, but if the MyRa offers a chance to save pre-tax dollars to folks who don't now have that chance, I am all for it.

I started working in the early 1960's. 1964 was the first year I actually had Social Security and [more]

Thu Jan 23

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readyteddy replied to the Deranged Monkey Criticism board. 8:07 PM

Re: Loser of the day

Of course, Spassky could play a little...

Yes he could. But Spassky "played the board", not his opponent. He would play relative hackers and lose playing out an interesting line, just 'cause he was curious about [more]

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readyteddy replied to the Deranged Monkey Criticism board. 9:15 AM

Re: Naj, win a billion

Give me the number of permutations of a 64 team bracket. Unless mistaken, it is in the trillions.

Mon Jan 20

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readyteddy replied to the Cars and Drivers board. 9:50 AM

Re: Why they're called 'pick-ups'.

In about 1958, my dad restored a 1927 Ford Model T Roadster. The car was rough, to say the least but a little sand blasting goes a long way.

Unfortunately, there was no hope for the turtle deck (the trunk) which was totally rusted to [more]

Wed Jan 15

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readyteddy replied to the Dropout's Den board. 7:49 PM

Re: Tedmeister, vino update

Believe it or not, I actually had the 1990 Fleuer de Gay. Nice wine. The 89 was good too.

Had my only bottle of 1982 Margaux recently. If I could have gotten it re-corked, would have held on but it is sumptuous right now, so what the [more]

Mon Jan 13

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readyteddy posted to the Millionaire Fools board. 11:08 AM

Lessons from 401K Millionaires

This works, just trust me on that.

https://www.fidelity.com/insights/retirement/how-to-become-a...

One interesting part of this story [more]

Fri Dec 20

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readyteddy posted to the Dropout's Den board. 10:26 AM

Hey Sally...

Holding AA? Above 10 today.

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