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Re: Build Your Own Annuity

Mel, Thanks for this really interesting idea. I'm in my later 50 and hope to retire in the next 4 or 5 years, have a 403(b) and fully contribute to a Roth. For me to start building my own annuity I'd have to forego funding some or all of my Roth. I'm probably a tad light on fixed income (46% at pres...
by munnix
Sun Mar 10, 2013 1:49 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Build Your Own Annuity
Replies: 148
Views: 10421

Re: NBR bought by CNBC

mickeyd wrote:
SO - will CNBC try and make it a clone, or just let it continue with the just info style ?


It's all about selling advertisement now.

NBR is still going to be on PBS and not on CNBC.
We'll find out tomorrow what the new format looks like.
by munnix
Sun Mar 03, 2013 6:04 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: NBR bought by CNBC
Replies: 49
Views: 6044

Re: Bogle on Wealth Track 1 March

It's a repeat of an interview with Mr. Bogle from earlier this year. An excellent overview. Though it's always good to hear it directly from Mr. Bogle. Wonder if Ms. Mack could be convinced to interview Taylor, Mel or Bill Bernstein? I'd certainly tune in for them too.
by munnix
Fri Mar 01, 2013 3:03 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Bogle on Wealth Track 1 March
Replies: 8
Views: 985

Re: administrative fees

I can't answer your question, but will add a little more information. If you invest in a taxable account and stay in the 15% tax bracket, then you will pay no taxes on long term capital gains or qualified dividends. A stock fund like Vanguard Total Stock Index pays qualified dividends, but a bond f...
by munnix
Sun Jan 27, 2013 7:52 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: administrative fees
Replies: 9
Views: 611

Re: administrative fees

Thanks for the replies. Been in my current position for 27 years. No real fear of promotion or getting out of the 15% tax bracket. Hoping to retire within the next four years and then to rollover the 403(b). Wish I knew about Jack Bogle and his investing philosophy earlier in my career. Would have m...
by munnix
Sun Jan 27, 2013 2:06 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: administrative fees
Replies: 9
Views: 611

administrative fees

Recently received my annual report from the organization that manages my 403(b). They are charging .11 annually for the balance of my account. I'm fully vested in Vanguard's Target Retirement 2015 (VTXVX) fund. This has me paying .28 for the fund, which to me still seems like a bargain. I just wonde...
by munnix
Sun Jan 27, 2013 11:08 am
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: administrative fees
Replies: 9
Views: 611

Until recently (past two years) I never made over $50,000/yr. Married. No children. Live in a metropolitan area. Have alway put 15% into my 403(b). Since paying off the house 10 years ago I now regularly fully fund a Roth for each of us. Living within our means certainly limits some of our choices, ...
by munnix
Sun Jan 03, 2010 11:58 am
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Could you/do you live on $50,000 a year?
Replies: 356
Views: 66933

Thanks for the posting Bob. Still have a bit in TIAA-CREF. No complaints here.
by munnix
Sat Dec 19, 2009 11:29 am
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: TIAA-CREF lowers expense ratios
Replies: 7
Views: 1870

Started off playing guitar and harmonica in my teens. For the last 25 or so years have been playing in a trad Irish band. Play mandolin, (tenor) banjo, octave mandolin, tenor guitar and button accordeon (C#/D for those interested). Play for several ceilis (Irish dances) a month, at sessions and occa...
by munnix
Fri Dec 18, 2009 9:44 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Any musicians?
Replies: 44
Views: 6050

Rick,
I'd be very interested in reading your response to Larry's article. Would you re-post it here?
by munnix
Thu Dec 17, 2009 9:17 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Swedroe, 'Do TIPS Have a Dark Side'
Replies: 77
Views: 10205

Jonathan Clements is Director of Financial Guidance for Citi Personal Wealth Management and author of "The Little Book of Main Street Money: 21 Simple Truths that Help Real People Make Real Money." From 1994 to 2008, he was the The Wall Street Journal's personal-finance columnist. The view...
by munnix
Fri Nov 20, 2009 8:52 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Jonathan Clements is back at the WSJ??? (Hooray!)
Replies: 15
Views: 3324

Did you really get Jim Grant in your neighborhood? There was some other guy on the broadcast here, that never took a breath between sentences. :-)

That was last week's program. Saw James Grant this morning. Found the program interesting.
by munnix
Sat Oct 31, 2009 4:38 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Consuelo Mack WealthTrack: James Grant
Replies: 16
Views: 3332

100% 403(b) and Roth
by munnix
Thu Aug 27, 2009 10:14 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Do you max out your retirement+IRA plan contributions?
Replies: 90
Views: 13383

Spousal Roth

My wife is currently unemployed. However, we have been making contributions to a Spousal Roth. In that she is not employed does my maximum tax-deferred limit include her Roth contribution or doe it stand alone for her?
by munnix
Mon May 11, 2009 7:11 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Spousal Roth
Replies: 3
Views: 899

Beer (domestic) Penn Dark or Brooklyn Brown Ale
Beer (import) Old Peculier or New Castle Brown Ale
Cocktail: Laphroaig
by munnix
Fri Jan 23, 2009 9:45 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What's your Favorite Beer and Favorite Cocktail?
Replies: 97
Views: 13510

Which pipes?
Highland Pipes- Highland Cathedral
Small pipes- Calliope House
Uillean pipes- Easter Snow (gives me shivers everytime I hear it)
by munnix
Thu Nov 27, 2008 2:30 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: My favorite bagpipe tune is ...
Replies: 24
Views: 3971

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