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  • Experts Weigh In On Solving Retirement [View article]
    glad to know 'things are good,' but how close where you on the retirement-expense box? I write a lot about fixed expenses and unexpected expenses like new tires, large vet bill and so on. Any other sort of surprises from your experience?
    Nov 28, 2014. 04:48 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Overcoming Financial Pessimism [View article]
    I've blogged many times that I expect to get means tested down to little or no Social Security benefit and that I meet no reasonable definition of being rich.

    As far as forgetting people have been retired, it seems like you didn't read the post. Specifically"...which is where monetizing a hobby comes in. For anyone new, this refers to putting in serious time to excel at something you enjoy while figuring out how it might be able to provide a supplementary income. This relieves some of the burden off of the portfolio, avoids being forced to find whatever you can just to make ends meet, and also keeps you engaged."

    I've been laid off before (Sept 2001) although I was not retirement age. I saw the layoff coming about a year and a half ahead of time and I prepared for it. Not everyone may see a lay off coming but most people can prepare for such an outcome one way or another as opposed to "simply sit back and just take what is foisted upon them" which is another quote from this post.
    Sep 13, 2014. 06:56 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Allocation Or Stock Selection - An Example [View instapost]
    This is interesting. I did not read Chuck's article but it would be interesting to know the risk adjusted stats of all of this. If for example Chuck's all-equity portfolio had better (or worse) stats versus the combos you list in your table, that would be worth knowing...if such a thing even is of interest to you.
    Sep 7, 2014. 09:57 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • So It Turned Out 80% In Precious Metals Was A Bad Idea [View article]
    there is no longer enough gold to back one of the larger currencies.
    Sep 6, 2014. 08:58 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is This Bull Market Real? [View article]
    To the extent you are interested, if you do a google search for random roger 200 dma you will probably find a couple of hundred blog posts
    Aug 30, 2014. 10:00 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Overcoming Secular Stagnation [View article]
    This post does not critique the Fed it explores whether there could be consequences from the Fed's action and what the portfolio implications might be.
    Aug 18, 2014. 07:12 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • You're Gonna Need A Bigger Bucket [View article]
    http://bit.ly/Tk51fE
    Aug 13, 2014. 11:13 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • You're Gonna Need A Bigger Bucket [View article]
    Many "new" things do indeed blow up at some point. It is probably too early to know about yieldcos.
    Aug 13, 2014. 07:33 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • You're Gonna Need A Bigger Bucket [View article]
    nothing yet but will keep following this. Obviously the Barron's article was written before the Kinder news. It will be interesting to see how this changes the entire landscape (beyond the yieldco) concept.
    Aug 13, 2014. 07:31 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Income Investing Evolves, Volatility Doesn't [View article]
    ...a personal inventory of volatility tolerance would be a good starting point, perhaps past reactions/actions in previous times of adverse market conditions as a starting point. For many years I have been writing about having various types of exposures, some volatile with yield and others that have low volatility but obviously less yield.
    Aug 7, 2014. 05:29 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Should You Invest In Farm Land? [View article]
    that becomes a compliance problem, apologies
    Jul 30, 2014. 05:29 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Should You Invest In Farm Land? [View article]
    yes that is one I was referring to when I mentioned a couple of recent REITs.
    Jul 29, 2014. 02:23 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Retirement Rules Of Thumb? Forget About 'Em! [View article]
    The 4% rule may very well be on its way toward obsolescence, certainly the data supporting it used higher prevailing interest rates.
    Jul 25, 2014. 03:05 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Downsizing = Empowerment [View article]
    Although it would take a lot of your time I am convinced that a lot of people would be interested in following your experience through a blog. If you ever decide to start blogging about this I hope you'll let me know. Best of luck!
    Jul 6, 2014. 06:25 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Downsizing = Empowerment [View article]
    so you live on a farm in Ecuador? Are you a US ex-pat? I bet a lot of people would love to learn details of your story.
    Jul 5, 2014. 02:06 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
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