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  • Wal-Mart: A Great Addition To Retirement Portfolios [View article]
    Yes, Einstein was on to something when he talked about the power of compounding!
    Oct 10, 2013. 09:50 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wal-Mart: A Great Addition To Retirement Portfolios [View article]
    Thanks for the nice compliment. It is much appreciated.
    Oct 10, 2013. 09:49 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Problem Of (And Solution To) Life Expectancy In Retirement Plans [View article]
    I did use a normal distribution. However, our program has an option to use a Laplace distribution, which has fatter tails. This means the probability of extreme events is higher.
    Aug 29, 2013. 10:17 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Dividend Yield Vs. Dividend Growth: Sysco Vs. ADM [View article]
    Dividends are reinvested so there are extra dividends coming in each year due to this. Holding price constant is a simplifying assumption. Users are free to put in any price change they want on the calculators.
    Aug 22, 2013. 09:45 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Dividend Yield Vs. Dividend Growth: Sysco Vs. ADM [View article]
    Yes, that chart has a problem with the legend. ADM should be first there. Thanks for pointing it out.
    Aug 22, 2013. 09:43 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • How To Reduce (Or Eliminate) Paying Taxes On American Capital Agency's Dividend [View article]
    As I mentioned before, if the skeptical people out there don't believe that this works, ask your accountant. I promise you he will agree with me that this strategy works great if you have capital losses to use.
    Aug 1, 2013. 05:00 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • How To Reduce (Or Eliminate) Paying Taxes On American Capital Agency's Dividend [View article]
    You pay NO taxes if you can offset the gains with losses.
    Aug 1, 2013. 04:58 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • How To Reduce (Or Eliminate) Paying Taxes On American Capital Agency's Dividend [View article]
    The wash sale rule does not apply here. You're simply offsetting gains with losses. If you don't believe me, ask your accountant.
    Aug 1, 2013. 04:58 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • What Exxon Can Do For Your Retirement Portfolio [View article]
    Thanks. Starting young is a very good idea. Just make sure you keep track of the companies' debt levels, dividend growth, and payout ratios over time.
    Jul 26, 2013. 06:28 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • What Exxon Can Do For Your Retirement Portfolio [View article]
    They only spend $45k per year, not $80k in my scenario. Keep in mind that taxes take a bite out of social security and obviously out of their investments.
    Jul 26, 2013. 09:36 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Figuring Out When You Can Retire [View article]
    I'm sure you're not properly taking into account taxes. That usually trips people up when trying to compare numbers vs. our software.
    Jul 11, 2013. 04:28 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Figuring Out When You Can Retire [View article]
    Thanks! I really appreciate the kind words on this forum.
    Jul 11, 2013. 04:27 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Figuring Out When You Can Retire [View article]
    Way too many assumptions to try and compare it in a spreadsheet. Out planning tool has been tested by thousands of users at this point. Feel free to give it a try. Signing up for a free trial only takes 30 seconds.
    Jul 11, 2013. 04:27 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • How Apple Can Help You Retire When You Want [View article]
    That is a very informative matrix. I wonder if it is looking at companies who raised their dividend by at least x% each and every year or if it is looking at the annualized growth rate of the dividend over selected time periods. It appears to be the former. My analysis looks at the annualized growth rate, so a 5% growth rate in one year can be made up for by a 20% growth rate.
    Jun 28, 2013. 01:28 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • How Apple Can Help You Retire When You Want [View article]
    Look at Microsoft. Share price has barely moved in 10 years and dividends up 187%. There are plenty of examples where this has happened.
    Jun 28, 2013. 10:05 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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