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by bedraggled
Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: The Permanent Tooth and Gum Care Regime
Replies: 143
Views: 38297

Re: The Permanent Tooth and Gum Care Regime

Pug,

Thanks. I've read your many responses and was hoping you give an insightful reply.

It's great to have made your acquaintance.

And I may have 35+ years to go.

Cheers.
by bedraggled
Wed Nov 07, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: The Permanent Tooth and Gum Care Regime
Replies: 143
Views: 38297

Re: The Permanent Tooth and Gum Care Regime

Question, please. I just had my 3rd crown installed today. Apparently, nice work like the others done up in New York. I did ask today if the 4th molar was susceptible and would I eventually need a crown- a matching set!! I asked, after all, as these molars had/ have "bomb crater" fillings from 60 ye...
by bedraggled
Wed Oct 17, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Bartleby, The Scrivener
Replies: 2
Views: 227

Bartleby, The Scrivener

Are there other short stories as funny as Bartleby?

Jean Shepherd’s short stories are great and Catch-22 was a hoot.

Some of Mark Twain’s stuff was a rip.
by bedraggled
Wed Oct 17, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Trump as tragicomedy
Replies: 611
Views: 48318

Re: Trump as tragicomedy

I wonder what Bartleby would think of the above. If I were him, would “I prefer not.” ? But maybe I would.

Herman Melville lived in Albany, NY, down by the docks- no doubt his motivation for Bartleby, or some other book.
by bedraggled
Wed Oct 17, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: There seems to be an advantage to Roth conversion now until 12/31/2025
Replies: 90
Views: 9328

Re: There seems to be an advantage to Roth conversion now until 12/31/2025

Sophie and I agree. The costs in Florida and New York can be comparable. We are not big spenders. I do miss public transportation more than I thought possible. The subways and buses are great, even if they are rotting at the moment. There isn’t much community and “neighborhood” here is concept. If a...
by bedraggled
Sun Oct 14, 2018 10:59 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: There seems to be an advantage to Roth conversion now until 12/31/2025
Replies: 90
Views: 9328

Re: There seems to be an advantage to Roth conversion now until 12/31/2025

Florida seems to be working for us recent ex-New Yorkers. I, also, am pondering that IRA conversion situation. Sophie, there are several decent possibilities for home and tax situations in Florida that are probably similar to Texas. If you want a PM, I can suggest. Both NY and FL have their plussesw.
by bedraggled
Fri Jul 27, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Safe Deposit Box Location
Replies: 39
Views: 2864

Re: Safe Deposit Box Location

Thanks. My box may not be as well situated.
by bedraggled
Fri Jul 27, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Safe Deposit Box Location
Replies: 39
Views: 2864

Re: Safe Deposit Box Location

Ocho, does a community bank in a rural area give a feeling of security? I have a good safe deposit box situation but I wonder now after reading this thread.
by bedraggled
Mon Jul 23, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: Bonds
Topic: The Bond Dream Room
Replies: 338
Views: 58149

Re: The Bond Dream Room

Thanks for your prompt, informative response.
by bedraggled
Mon Jul 23, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: Bonds
Topic: The Bond Dream Room
Replies: 338
Views: 58149

Re: The Bond Dream Room

What's up with the decline in 30-year Treasuries this morning?

Thanks.
by bedraggled
Thu Jun 21, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: Gold
Topic: The GOLD scream room
Replies: 2177
Views: 318644

Re: The GOLD scream room

Budd,

mathjack107 reported success with the Fidelity Monitor & Insight Newsletter. He mentioned an annual gain of approximately 11% or a bit more. Sounds OK for a high net worth individual. I believe the newsletter deemphasizes gold.

The newsletter might be nice when implementing a VP.
by bedraggled
Sun Jun 17, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: Stocks
Topic: Tax implications of reinvesting dividends
Replies: 23
Views: 1986

Re: Tax implications of reinvesting dividends

When I sold the utility stocks with the dividend reinvesting my father gave me, I went back 16 years with the quarterly statement and determined the cost bases for EACH quarterly event. That task was laborious but I did it to the penny for 6 different stocks. It was actually a bit fun to use my acco...