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    Re: Rod's Account Talk

    With you on that, Rod:smile:

    After the Trumpster was elected my account has grown by 80%. That, however, does include contributions. I can no longer easily get my long term IRR because of the...
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    TSP Allocation

    Tis the season and the market is recovering from the Black Plague. This is listed as my 'Normal' Allocation, but I actually consider it fairly conservative.


    G: 10%
    F: 30%
    C: 27%
    S: 23%
    ...
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    Social Security - And, the Numerically Illiterate...

    Re(1): 'With Biden in Office, Prepare for a Smaller Paycheck in Early 2021', The Motley Fool, Maurie Backman

    Well folks, some are figuring out what is about to happen with our paychecks in 2021. ...
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    Re: Boghies Account Talk

    For the following reasons:

    It was sold as an insurance policy - an old age pension.
    It is written into law as a benefit, not a tax.
    That is why it is mandatory spending.
    Do you want to...
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    Social Security - And, the Numerically Illiterate...

    Re(1): 'Big Changes Likely for Social Security, Medicare Under a Biden Presidency', Kiplinger, Catherine Siskos
    Re(2): 'The Social Security 2100 Act', Representative John Larson

    Ok, this is not...
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    Re: Bulls Make Money, Bears Make Money, Pigs Get Slaughtered

    Well, I believe we have a new President in 'Merica!!! Congratulations Mr. Biden.

    Likely, the very first thing he will have to do is reinstate the Social Security tax. He has been selling Social...
  7. Re: Hope dampens for a stimulus deal before election

    It's time to stop with the 'stimulus'.

    It's time to get on with our lives and depend much less on gubmint. It was a valid action months ago, not so much now.

    Bread and Circuses...
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    Re: Cactus' Account Talk

    I performed an IFT today. Everything seemed good to go. I do use my phone for the two-factor authentication though...
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    Re: Post Your "12-Month Personal Rate of Return"

    Your Personal Investment Performance (PIP) for the past 12 months ending 09/30/2020 is 13.29%.

    Happiness ensues :smile:
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    Re: Rod's Account Talk

    I'm listening to you and the little birdy on my shoulder - went to a very conservative allocation.

    Made mine this year anyway. Why be piggish in a notorious month, during a national election,...
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    Bulls Make Money, Bears Make Money, Pigs Get Slaughtered

    October

    Election Year


    Serious Conflict

    Yup, with all sides yammering about not respecting the outcome of an election
    and, sitting in the middle of a 4th Turning
    and, with my previous...
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    Talking About Social Security!!!

    Not for me though...

    I ran across this Motley Fools article: 'Trump's Payroll Tax Holiday Reveals a Hard Truth About Social Security', The Motley Fool, Dan Caplinger

    I was expecting some...
  13. Re: All federal employees will be subject to Trumpís payroll tax deferral

    I'll bet my money on: It will be forgiven when the Social Security tax is taken out again. It will not have to be repaid.

    Politicians have been 'investing' your Social Security 'assets' in trash...
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    Re: Rod's Account Talk

    I don't think I'm going to look at the dollar amount lost tonight - the percentages are ugly enough:cheesy:
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    Re: Boghies Account Talk

    Bulls make money, bears make money and pigs get slaughtered.

    I figured out how to normalize my returns - the market will do so. The market does as the market wills.

    The only way to have missed...
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    Re: Boghies Account Talk

    The 'market' has been a powerful wealth earning machine...

    Without any IFTs my allocation is as follows:


    G: 12%
    F: 12%
    C: 34%
    S: 30%
    I: 12%
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    Re: Monthly return rate

    Gonna hurry up and get my IFT to G now!!!

    I know of way too many people camping the G Fund. They were hot and bothered - with no allocation - in the C and S Funds till late February. They loved...
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    Re: Post Your "12-Month Personal Rate of Return"

    Your Personal Investment Performance (PIP) for the past 12 months ending 08/31/2020 is 17.29%.
    (Your PIP is posted by the 3rd business day of each month.)

    Thinking about the Lilly Pad right...
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    Re: My retirement journey

    I used his GPS Allocation tool as a basis for my three standard allocations - Normal, Conservative, and Risky. I recently (late 2017) became a client of his company after working with them on a free...
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    Re: Advice please home/tsp in retirement

    It's not really a gamble. Dave123 apparently can invest the proceeds from the sale of his prior house - which exceeds the cost of his new house - without much concern for retirement spending needs. ...
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    Re: Share Your TSP Balance and Your Age Thread

    Based on my previous entries I'm right on target:

    Age: 56
    Balance: $607K (as of 2019/12/29)
    Investing: Alternate between three allocations (Conservative, Normal, Aggressive)
    Expected Balance at...
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    Re: Rod's Account Talk

    If it frowns, I will run...
    If it smirks, I will watch it Monday...
    If it smiles, I will enjoy a nice weekend...

    Late Moves, Smart Moves

    EDIT: I think it will smirk. We have recovered from...
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    Re: Rod's Account Talk

    I'll give him a watch.

    I'm not being picky about terms or whatever. I just think that Mr. Market has already corrected. It was waiting for a dumb excuse to wash the speculators out of the...
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    Re: Rod's Account Talk

    Rod, wasn't what we went through actually a consolidation?

    Personally, I think the market was overheated before The Black Death of 2020, but who knows. What I do know is that this market has...
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    Re: Rod's Account Talk

    Man, don't get greedy here - that would be some ugly math:D

    I kinda think this proves the actual benefit of a Buy-N-Hold strategy though - doesn't it. Had I just camped in your 60/40 allocation I...
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