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by whatchamacallit
Fri Oct 16, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: Variable Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Is there a stock for food trucks?
Replies: 9
Views: 169

Re: Is there a stock for food trucks?

I think food trucks are the future, both for groceries (e.g. seafood) and for the fast meals you already see being sold out of them. Meh. Maybe in densely populated cities, but not in the burbs, and definitely not rural. Yeah. I don't see it either. I avoid restaurant food trucks. They seem to alwa...
by whatchamacallit
Sat Sep 26, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: New moderator
Replies: 8
Views: 192

Re: New moderator

Thanks to all who keep the forum going.
by whatchamacallit
Sun Aug 30, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 3195
Views: 135811

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

Some good news that local news sites are reporting. Cdc reports less than 10,000 us deaths where there was no other cause of death.

https://www.wfla.com/community/health/c ... onditions/
by whatchamacallit
Sun Aug 30, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Cullen notices the price of lumber
Replies: 6
Views: 195

Re: Cullen notices the price of lumber

I was just thinking today about some places inflation is showing up. Hopefully these are all temporary spikes from supply chain trouble . Used and new cars are definitely more expensive than a year ago. I think even 20% higher. Computers. Same computer on sale last year. On sale now for 20% more. An...
by whatchamacallit
Thu Aug 20, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Bonds and the PP -- still make sense?
Replies: 59
Views: 3247

Re: Bonds and the PP -- still make sense?

It sounds like your biggest concern is long bonds. I can't stomach them either and have moved to a intermediate term approach using treasury direct and FDIC products. Rewards checking account. 5 to 10 year CDs EE bonds I think EE bonds are the best risk adjusted purchase going right now out of any o...
by whatchamacallit
Mon Aug 10, 2020 9:30 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: How to choose a 529 savings plan
Replies: 29
Views: 857

Re: How to choose a 529 savings plan

May be I am missing something on my 529 plan but it seems like I could wash the money through the 529 the same year my child is going to college to get the tax deduction for that year. This doesn't work. Unlike an IRA, you don't get a deduction when you put the money in. The only part where there a...
by whatchamacallit
Mon Aug 10, 2020 8:32 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: How to choose a 529 savings plan
Replies: 29
Views: 857

Re: How to choose a 529 savings plan

I am sure I am in a lower tax bracket than you but here were my conclusions when I was thinking of starting 529 plans: Any ROTH space is much more valuable due to its versatility. ROTH IRA's can be used for education without penalty for education but you do pay tax on the earnings. I decided to not ...
by whatchamacallit
Fri Aug 07, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: Variable Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Golden Butterfly Portfolio
Replies: 521
Views: 134257

Re: Golden Butterfly Portfolio

Sorry for short type. I am on phone. Anyone else try: 25% each in Tsm Scv Intermediate term treasury Gld It tops the portfolio matrix https://portfoliocharts.com/portfolio/portfolio-matrix/ I love the bit more of simplicity of it. Intermediate treasury is a lot easier to find in retirement accounts.
by whatchamacallit
Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: The effects of COVID-19 on Dentistry
Replies: 12
Views: 928

Re: The effects of COVID-19 on Dentistry

I went in for cleaning this week. I only had contact with heavily garbed hygienist. The dentist didn't even check on me. I never really paid too much attention at the dentist so it really didn't feel any different for me once in the chair. I always just close my eyes from the light shining and try t...
by whatchamacallit
Mon Jun 15, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Concrete Actions to Address Systemic Racism
Replies: 47
Views: 2474

Re: Concrete Actions to Address Systemic Racism

I agree on removing race as category. Using it does at very least separate subconsciously. Police could use the complexion as identifying trait for suspects. Light Medium Dark Those traits don't nessecarilly give away the race and you may really not be able to tell sometimes. I can't think of any wh...
by whatchamacallit
Mon Jun 15, 2020 7:33 pm
Forum: Bonds
Topic: EE Bonds vs Roth IRA
Replies: 1
Views: 601

EE Bonds vs Roth IRA

With the current 20 year treasury bond rate of 1.24, I am thinking EE savings bonds paying 3.5% are even more valuable than Roth IRA space. How crazy would it be to buy EE bonds instead of funding a Roth IRA? I would be able to re balance as needed using cash positions in retirement accounts. I am o...
by whatchamacallit
Sat Jun 06, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: Gold
Topic: Hold onto yer gold
Replies: 33
Views: 3020

Re: Hold onto yer gold

What would stop everyone from "identifying" as whoever is being paid the reparations? Just like Elizabeth Warren is a Native American. Evanston, IL, home to Northwestern University, a suburb just north of Chicago with a large black population is going to use tax revenue to selectively give reparati...