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by robj
Mon Jan 21, 2013 12:55 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Contest: provide a better metaphor than "bubble"
Replies: 51
Views: 4479

Re: Contest: provide a better metaphor than "bubble"

I will vote for any term CNBC uses less than 10 times in a given day. That eliminates "bubble" "all eyes are on the. . " "the all-important" and "Obamacare" and in a special nod to how much I cannot tolerate Larry Kudlow "King Dollar."
by robj
Sun Jan 20, 2013 6:24 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: All-inclusive in Cancun
Replies: 33
Views: 5441

Re: All-inclusive in Cancun

personal opinion based on many months on the Yucatan. Cancun will wear you out walking and cab fares. Excellent if all you want to do is stay on the same beach and eat at the same resort everyday. Cancun is a relatively new town and not much of an old town to go to. Unless you are a 20s'-something g...
by robj
Thu Jan 17, 2013 11:42 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Holding off 2013 I-Bond Purchase
Replies: 31
Views: 4792

Re: Holding off 2013 I-Bond Purchase

Absolutely you are right that selling legacy 0% fixed I bonds and re-buying when they are better will use up your allottment for the year. However, I am all-in on my I Bonds, but it will be about 4 or 5 years before I wish to draw any cash off of them. I just want to have my total ibond amount in th...
by robj
Thu Jan 17, 2013 6:15 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Holding off 2013 I-Bond Purchase
Replies: 31
Views: 4792

Re: Holding off 2013 I-Bond Purchase

Instead of deferring your I Bond buying until the inflation portion is >0, is there a school of thought that would say go ahead and buy in full now so that you can get your "holding period" started. Since one can't sell newly purchased I Bonds for a year, I would want that year to begin as...
by robj
Mon Jan 07, 2013 10:52 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Coming Bond Market Crash
Replies: 180
Views: 17725

Re: Coming Bond Market Crash

I wonder if this time when interest rates go up if it might stimulate the economy instead of depress it. Oldsters have so much of the nation's wealth tied up in CDs earning next to nothing that they are currently scared to spend money on anything but utilities and medicine. How about if they can ear...
by robj
Thu Jan 03, 2013 6:27 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Visit to London
Replies: 40
Views: 2586

Re: Visit to London

Branson, MO resident currently living on London's East End for a few months. We spent 5 months a couple of years ago on Kilburn High Road. If you are a bit more adventurous and want to get out of the West End, put 5 pounds on your new Oyster Card for unlimited bus rides for a day and get on the #8 B...
by robj
Wed Nov 28, 2012 12:35 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Haven't seen this Roth liquidation topic before
Replies: 8
Views: 963

Re: Haven't seen this Roth liquidation topic before

Okay you guys. Good info. Alan, your last statement clinched my misery. "Only the losses on TIRA after the conversion to Roth would count. My losses in those IRAs occurred before I converted so I'll be limited to losses from regular Taxable accounts. Glad I didn't retire any earlier. Our bank a...
by robj
Mon Nov 26, 2012 8:42 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Haven't seen this Roth liquidation topic before
Replies: 8
Views: 963

Re: Haven't seen this Roth liquidation topic before

sscritic, thanks for the Subject Line suggestion--I made the change as you suggested. I had seen the exact post you quoted, which is where my 2% AGI was confirmed. The one thing the post doesn't address is (and I'll have to re-read Schedule D again to see if it there) Whether the tax loss deduction ...
by robj
Mon Nov 26, 2012 8:16 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Haven't seen this Roth liquidation topic before
Replies: 8
Views: 963

Haven't seen this Roth liquidation topic before

1. Wife and I (retired 59 & 60) have no debts and a paid-off condo and a couple of paid off rental houses. 2. For the last couple years without mortgage deductions we have had to use the standard deduction on taxes. 3. In 2011 we used up our last $3000 tax loss carryover and no further losses in...
by robj
Fri Nov 23, 2012 9:31 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V
Replies: 3372
Views: 1461860

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V

November 22, 1963--thought it was interesting Kennedy premise
by robj
Thu Nov 22, 2012 10:58 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Tax Loss Harvesting - Mistake
Replies: 5
Views: 701

Re: Tax Loss Harvesting - Mistake

Wait, how does it salvage his $2000 loss? Wouldn't his next gain or loss have a new cost basis, ie. the cost of what he just bought? :?: