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by whatchamacallit
Sat Feb 09, 2019 11:48 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Today I call on the PP for a service
Replies: 8
Views: 599

Re: Today I call on the PP for a service

Whether you take mortgage or pay cash it doesn't change anything on a balance sheet until the house is sold. The mortgage balance cancels out the cash balance leaving you without cash either way unless it is a no recourse mortgage you can walk away from. If you can't work out only owning one house a...
by whatchamacallit
Thu Jan 03, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Where to Start Out...
Replies: 24
Views: 2731

Re: Where to Start Out...

First off, silver is not part of permanent portfolio. Most important reason for me is because central banks don't hold it anymore. https://www.google.com/amp/s/seekingalpha.com/amp/article/270409-dont-mistake-your-silver-for-gold-central-banks-dont What assets do you currently hold? Stock or bond in...
by whatchamacallit
Wed Jan 02, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: THE RECOMMENDED
Replies: 3
Views: 354

Re: THE RECOMMENDED

I have become self help junkie lately. https://www.amazon.com/Miracle-Definite-Napoleon-Success-Course/dp/1469005395 Any audio books read by Mitch Horowitz are addicting. I also only like fiction that is self help. Example https://www.amazon.com/Go-Giver-Expanded-Little-Powerful-Business/dp/15918482...
by whatchamacallit
Wed Dec 26, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: Stocks
Topic: Stock scream room
Replies: 534
Views: 102211

Re: Stock scream room

Wow. Up 5% today. Great example of reason to never get out of market. Even for a day.
by whatchamacallit
Wed Nov 28, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: Gold
Topic: The GOLD scream room
Replies: 2320
Views: 371976

Re: The GOLD scream room

Budd, Before you stress out too much on Gold, have a listen to Harry. http://web.archive.org/web/20160402162234/http://crawlingroad.com/finance/harrybrowne/radio/ Gold talk is dated Sept 19, 2004 Hope you can have a good nights sleep afterwards, Hal Good refresh. I like the part somewhere around 25...
by whatchamacallit
Sun Oct 21, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Nerds! Help!
Replies: 18
Views: 1639

Re: Nerds! Help!

Never had Verizon fiber but currently have Windstream fiber with rented "modem" which is just a wireless router. I was told I could use my own but prefer renting it and is actually included in price now. Fiber is converted to copper outside and is just ethernet jack in my wall. My understanding is t...
by whatchamacallit
Thu Aug 23, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: Gold
Topic: Gold to bounce soon?
Replies: 55
Views: 7198

Re: Gold to bounce soon?

Nice chart in article. Indicates good time to buy commodities which includes gold. https://www.marketwatch.com/story/timing-the-stock-market-is-tough-but-it-sure-doesnt-look-like-it-in-this-chart-2018-08-23 But when I compare years to gold price it makes me wonder if it is 1986 buy instead of a 1998...
by whatchamacallit
Mon Aug 20, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Venezuela pegging its new currency to a cryptocurrency that’s considered a scam
Replies: 5
Views: 674

Re: Venezuela pegging its new currency to a cryptocurrency that’s considered a scam

Since their inflation has started, I have been curious as to what is causing the inflation. I haven't been able to find any articles that really get into it. Is their central bank loaning money to the government so their debt levels are going way up at the same time? Or is the government literally j...
by whatchamacallit
Fri Aug 17, 2018 10:40 am
Forum: Gold
Topic: The GOLD scream room
Replies: 2320
Views: 371976

Re: The GOLD scream room

Even though I probably bought some at 1800 originally, I had some luck recently and got completely out at 1330 this year. I just got back in a little at 1180.


Biggest comfort for me right now with gold is the fact the central banks own it still. I was otherwise losing the faith.
by whatchamacallit
Sun Aug 12, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Gold
Topic: What's going on with silver?
Replies: 77
Views: 8369

Re: What's going on with silver?

Same deal with platinum which is supposedly more rare than gold. Platinums existence as a precious metal more rare than gold makes me question holding gold.
by whatchamacallit
Mon Aug 06, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: How to handle 529
Replies: 6
Views: 911

Re: How to handle 529

I came to personal conclusion that they are not worth the trouble until we maxed out our Roth space. The only advantage I see over Roth account is the state income tax deduction on some states 529 plans but you don't have as many years to take advantage of tax free growth. So if you have the deducti...