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by stuper1
Thu Oct 24, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Financial Planning Software
Replies: 4
Views: 4639

Re: Financial Planning Software

Are you familiar with portfoliocharts.com?
by stuper1
Thu Oct 24, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Is Trump doing a good job?
Replies: 267
Views: 31075

Re: Is Trump doing a good job?

Here's a corollary question: is Trump doing a better job than Hillary would have? I would say yes. She probably would have had us into 10 more wars by now. Here's a more relevant corollary question: will Trump do a better job than Warren/Biden/Sanders? Again I would say yes, because he will keep the...
by stuper1
Tue Oct 08, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Will Trump be Re-elected?
Replies: 740
Views: 131065

Re: Will Trump be Re-elected?

A president who publically questions who is a bigger enemy of the United States, a communist adversary or the President of the Fed? A man who takes the word of Russia over his own intelligence community? I suspect he has shown excellent judgment in both of those examples you gave above. Is the comm...
by stuper1
Tue Oct 08, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Will Trump be Re-elected?
Replies: 740
Views: 131065

Re: Will Trump be Re-elected?

Does anyone really think his demeanor and personality reflect well on our country? Quoted from a discussion of Elizabeth Warren on another forum (unz.com): "Trump’s personality is hard for a lot of people to stomach, but it’s recognized that it’s not an act – we see Trump unvarnished. People don’t ...
by stuper1
Wed Oct 02, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Ukranian phone call
Replies: 36
Views: 12073

Re: Ukranian phone call

I'm sure that Snopes is completely trustworthy and lacking in bias. Why wouldn't they be?
by stuper1
Fri Sep 27, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Ukranian phone call
Replies: 36
Views: 12073

Re: Ukranian phone call

Here's the thing that gets me, guys and gals. Trump I'm sure is no choir boy, but he made his money in business before entering politics. The Biden family has made all of its money essentially due to politics. So, putting aside personalities and styles, which one of these two do you really think is ...
by stuper1
Mon Sep 23, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: Gold
Topic: Safe Deposit Boxes Aren’t Safe
Replies: 19
Views: 9742

Re: Safe Deposit Boxes Aren’t Safe

I'm glad you asked the question, Tortoise, because I've often wondered about that, and I'm still hoping that others may chime especially if they know something different. Another thing I've always wondered about is government confiscation. If I have a bunch of physical gold at home or in a safe depo...
by stuper1
Mon Sep 23, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: Gold
Topic: Safe Deposit Boxes Aren’t Safe
Replies: 19
Views: 9742

Re: Safe Deposit Boxes Aren’t Safe

Sorry if this question has already been discussed and I missed it: Even if certain items like gold bullion were to be prohibited from safe deposit boxes at certain banks, how would that be enforced? To my knowledge, banks still give their customers privacy when they access the contents of their box...
by stuper1
Thu Sep 19, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Gold / Stock / Bonds at highs or near highs?
Replies: 65
Views: 24781

Re: Gold / Stock / Bonds at highs or near highs?

Excellent points made already. If you really can't make yourself pull the trigger, then consider a plan like this. Start out by overweighting cash, maybe at 49% cash and 17% of the other three assets, and then dollar-cost average your way to 4x25 (or whatever final allocation you've decided on) over...
by stuper1
Sat Sep 14, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Long Term Care Insurance
Replies: 9
Views: 2014

Re: Long Term Care Insurance

Thanks for the input. I plan to keep it. Sophie told me the same thing a while back.

However, I do wonder if anyone knows anything about CNA specifically in terms of their reputation and stability, preferably based on actual experience.
by stuper1
Fri Sep 13, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Will Trump be Re-elected?
Replies: 740
Views: 131065

Re: Will Trump be Re-elected?

I feel very confident in saying that he's not an idiot. If I were a voting person, which I'm not, the main criterion I would vote on is just this: is this person likely to make the government bigger or smaller? The more areas that government infiltrates, the worse off we are. I know we'll never be b...
by stuper1
Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Long Term Care Insurance
Replies: 9
Views: 2014

Re: Long Term Care Insurance

My LTC insurance is from CNA, which was available through my employer. Does anybody know anything good or bad about CNA specifically? My premiums seem reasonable to me, about $50 per month each for me and my wife ($100 total) for something like $400,000 of coverage each which increases at 3% per year.