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by vnatale
Thu May 06, 2021 12:07 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: The Best Tax Software Of 2021
Replies: 5
Views: 67

Re: The Best Tax Software Of 2021

I use FreeTaxUSA https://www.freetaxusa.com/ for the past number of years, $0 federal fee, $12 state fee. Covers most reasonably complicated situations. I tried this last year and was disappointed. Import was not complete like it was with HRBlock, and problems with K-1s. Totally worth the $25 for B...
by vnatale
Thu May 06, 2021 8:42 am
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Permanent Portfolio concept continues to live on
Replies: 71
Views: 1590

Re: Permanent Portfolio concept continues to live on

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by vnatale
Wed May 05, 2021 10:18 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Reasons why I will not be getting injected for the Wuhan
Replies: 643
Views: 15203

Re: Reasons why I will not be getting injected for the Wuhan

Vaccinated Residents Only At Chicago Concert Series Chicago officials announced the Protect Chicago Music Series on Wednesday morning. Attendees have to show their vaccination card to get in. https://patch.com/illinois/chicago/vaccinated-residents-only-chicago-concert-series?utm_source=twitter&utm_m...
by vnatale
Wed May 05, 2021 9:48 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 4300
Views: 289311

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

Masks can help fill gap between vaccines and herd immunity: doctor https://www.nydailynews.com/coronavirus/ny-covid-book-case-for-masks-dean-hashimoto-boston-herd-immunity-vaccines-20210429-keco7lglm5cabgynekqduyu25m-story.html In the book, Hashimoto picks up the much-maligned mask and shakes off th...
by vnatale
Wed May 05, 2021 9:22 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Reasons why I will not be getting injected for the Wuhan
Replies: 643
Views: 15203

Re: Reasons why I will not be getting injected for the Wuhan

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/05/05/scie ... &smtyp=cur


A Moderna vaccine booster will be effective against some variants, a trial indicates.
by vnatale
Wed May 05, 2021 8:52 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Daily "Check In" Thread For Us
Replies: 1480
Views: 105270

Re: Daily "Check In" Thread For Us

Smith1776 wrote:
Fri Apr 09, 2021 12:40 pm

I hope dualstow is staying safe and is having fun on his travels.


How about you??!!!

I just realized we'd not heard from you for quite a while!

It will be four weeks this Friday.

First Dualstow and now you! Two of the forum's stalwarts...
by vnatale
Wed May 05, 2021 8:50 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: 4.5 million!
Replies: 0
Views: 29

4.5 million!

Until now I had no idea lightning could strike so many times in our country. Did any of you experience it? https://www.foxcarolina.com/dont-be-shocked-tuesdays-storms-were-the-most-electric-in-more-than-4-years/article_067c9f0a-09e6-56e3-a4ca-587b5940c86b.html Don't be shocked! Tuesday's storms were...
by vnatale
Wed May 05, 2021 8:45 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Reasons why I will not be getting injected for the Wuhan
Replies: 643
Views: 15203

Re: Reasons why I will not be getting injected for the Wuhan

Cortopassi wrote:
Wed May 05, 2021 8:18 pm

Can't happen, if it is at/near the same infection level. I will bet money.

If some variant comes out that is resistant to the vaccine and has a 10x mortality rate, maybe.


I am totally with you!
by vnatale
Wed May 05, 2021 4:36 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Chauvin Verdict
Replies: 198
Views: 4666

Re: Chauvin Verdict

I wasn't claiming there's a problem with the existing jury system. (There very well may be, but that wasn't my point.) My point was that because even a single biased juror can sway the decision one way or the other, then if a biased juror lied in order to avoid getting eliminated during jury select...
by vnatale
Wed May 05, 2021 4:34 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Chauvin Verdict
Replies: 198
Views: 4666

Re: Chauvin Verdict

Yes, one juror can definitely make a difference that’s much larger than their 1/12 fraction of the jury. For example, if most of the jurors go into deliberations on the fence, but one of them is very biased and also very persuasive, it’s possible that the very biased and persuasive juror could ulti...
by vnatale
Wed May 05, 2021 1:31 pm
Forum: Cash
Topic: New I-bond rate: 3.54%
Replies: 24
Views: 699

Re: New I-bond rate: 3.54%

@ Vinny: Sorry, I have never tried H&R Block software. Turbotax shows Balance/Refund on the front page of its instructions and in the IRS Form 1040. See IRS Form 1040-SR (2020) page 3: -Refund Line 34: If line 33 is more than line 24, subtract line 24 from line 33. This is the amount you overpaid -...
by vnatale
Wed May 05, 2021 12:36 pm
Forum: Cash
Topic: New I-bond rate: 3.54%
Replies: 24
Views: 699

Re: New I-bond rate: 3.54%

@ Vinny: 1. I-bonds that you buy in your Treasury Direct account after 1 May 2021 will yield 3.54% for the next 6 months. 2. In addition to the above, your can buy $5,000 in I-bonds with your 2020 tax refund. They will also yield 3.54% for the next 6 months. IRS form 8888 has purchase instructions....
by vnatale
Wed May 05, 2021 12:01 pm
Forum: Cash
Topic: New I-bond rate: 3.54%
Replies: 24
Views: 699

Re: New I-bond rate: 3.54%

Just checking... The clear exhortation here is to buy 2021's $10,000 allotment as soon as possible? I do intend to file my tax return by the due date of May 17, 2021 with directing $5,000 of the refund going to buy my other allotment. Hopefully, this time around they don't do the same thing as last ...
by vnatale
Wed May 05, 2021 11:35 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Chauvin Verdict
Replies: 198
Views: 4666

Re: Chauvin Verdict

I asked a lawyer his opinion regarding that juror. This is what I received in return: "In order to win an appeal, it’s not enough for the trial court that make mistake(s). The errors have to be ones that would have changed the outcome of the trial. So in this case, even if it was a mistake to allow ...
by vnatale
Wed May 05, 2021 9:55 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Arizona Election Audit
Replies: 8
Views: 299

Re: Arizona Election Audit

You sound guilty and worried. Trump won. You left out "BY A LOT" and THE DEMOCRATS KNOW IT The entire world knows it except for the brain dead or completely uninformed. The fraud was massive and obvious. The US Federal government is completely illegal. No wonder DC is an armed camp. America's ruler...
by vnatale
Tue May 04, 2021 10:33 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Reasons why I will not be getting injected for the Wuhan
Replies: 643
Views: 15203

Re: Reasons why I will not be getting injected for the Wuhan

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-05-03/refusing-the-vaccine-is-legal-but-could-still-cost-you-your-job?utm_content=business&utm_source=twitter&cmpid=socialflow-twitter-business&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=socialflow-organic Refusing the Covid Vaccine Is Legal But Could Still Cost You ...
by vnatale
Tue May 04, 2021 10:22 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Reasons why I will not be getting injected for the Wuhan
Replies: 643
Views: 15203

Re: Reasons why I will not be getting injected for the Wuhan

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by vnatale
Tue May 04, 2021 9:41 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Permanent Portfolio concept continues to live on
Replies: 71
Views: 1590

Re: Permanent Portfolio concept continues to live on

I Shrugged wrote:
Tue May 04, 2021 9:16 pm

The thing I see the least value in is the cash component. In HB's times it would be earning several percent interest.


But was it a real return? How does the real return from then compare to now?
by vnatale
Tue May 04, 2021 8:56 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 4300
Views: 289311

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

The Liberals Who Can’t Quit Lockdown "Progressive communities have been home to some of the fiercest battles over COVID-19 policies, and some liberal policy makers have left scientific evidence behind." https://www.nytimes.com/2021/05/04/nyregion/new-york-reopening-reaction.html Sudden Decision to ...
by vnatale
Tue May 04, 2021 8:45 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Reasons why I will not be getting injected for the Wuhan
Replies: 643
Views: 15203

Re: Reasons why I will not be getting injected for the Wuhan

https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/2 ... -concerns/

Many police officers spurn coronavirus vaccines as departments hold off on mandates

Low immunization levels suggest hesitancy is pervasive, posing risks to public safety
by vnatale
Mon May 03, 2021 3:15 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 4300
Views: 289311

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

Help me out Tortoise. I'm looking for a accurate but non politically charged term to distinguish the group that has not received the Covid-19 vaccine by choice, for whatever reason. Not sure. What do we typically call people who have not received the flu vaccine by choice, for whatever reason? Are ...
by vnatale
Mon May 03, 2021 3:11 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Permanent Portfolio concept continues to live on
Replies: 71
Views: 1590

Re: Permanent Portfolio concept continues to live on

Well it has been a mistake then expecting a crash year after year . Even 2008 was a non event for a long term investor …if you are not a long term investor then any investment is timing it … the shorter the time frame the greater pressure on the investment time frame . Long term to me is at least t...
by vnatale
Mon May 03, 2021 11:31 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 4300
Views: 289311

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

Help me out Tortoise. I'm looking for a accurate but non politically charged term to distinguish the group that has not received the Covid-19 vaccine by choice, for whatever reason. Not sure. What do we typically call people who have not received the flu vaccine by choice, for whatever reason? Are ...
by vnatale
Sun May 02, 2021 9:43 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 4300
Views: 289311

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

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