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  • McDonald's May Performance Is No Reason To Panic [View article]
    I like your articles. I don't like the way you offered me your dividend report but didn't tell me I had to pay for membership to see it. That was deceptive and not appreciated. I expected better.
    Jun 10 11:25 AM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Beating The S&P 500 Is Irrelevant To Me [View article]
    You never know what your going to find in the comments that might help you. You made me think about a company I use to work for 35 years ago that might have had a pension.
    With a little research I found they were spun off then renamed them merged with another company. I called the first benefits number I found and they don't recognize my information. I was disappointed!

    Then I searched for a benefits number for the second name and they don't recognize my info either. They were nice enough to give me a third benefits number.
    The third group does recognize my name, birth date and SS # but I can't complete the verification procedure because I can't come up with the correct address from 35 years ago. I'll be sending them a fax with proof of identity to update my address then I can call them back and they will talk to me.
    I don't know yet if anything is there for me but at least I'll find out one way or the other.
    So thanks for mentioning your old company and your long lost pension.
    Oct 23 12:02 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Retirees: What Is The Best Choice For A Small Income Portfolio? [View article]
    I just looked it up for me. At my age 70 the life expectancy is 32.6 years based on the wife's age. Thanks for that info I didn't know about it. Now I can plan accordingly.
    Nov 17 06:58 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Using Google Spreadsheet As Your Watch List [View article]
    BB
    If you would post your googlefinanceaddon to the Google Gallery I would be able to get that wonderful spreadsheet you have made available to calculate dividends. I love the spread sheet.
    May 21 12:49 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • 3 More Dividend ETFs Under The Microscope [View article]
    Thanks Bob I've tried to look at HDIV on Morningstar and Google Finance but neither lists the dividend. In the fidelity Brokerage Link I can buy any fund or ETF just that my company modified it so i can not buy stock. I guess they don't trust me with my own money.

    I also read and enjoyed your article. So like me you were mostly locked into your 401k mutual funds until you retired. I have found out that I can do an inservice withdrawal for the amount my company contributed ($70,000) to an IRA. It's difficult to put the power of compounding to work for me if I'm not allowed to allocate the full amount and get the DGI portfolio in place and working for me before retirement.
    Apr 30 11:11 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • 3 More Dividend ETFs Under The Microscope [View article]
    I've updated my profile. It's unique. I haven't seen anyone else's that is similar.
    I will now go and look at the suggestions.
    Thanks for the offers of help. It is greatly appreciated. I have sat down with "real professionals" previously but the closer I get to retirement the more the 4% strategy scares me. It think I will have to create a hybrid DG and ETF portfolio.
    Apr 28 10:44 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • 3 More Dividend ETFs Under The Microscope [View article]
    David I am happy to see you researching ETF's. I would truly love to put together a DGR portfolio unfortunately most of my money is stuck in a my 401k. I do have a new option to transfer money to Fidelity Brokerage Link but am restricted from buying stock in it. In the FBL I can buy any ETF or mutual fund. I do not believe I am the only person in this type of situation. Any advice?
    Apr 27 07:01 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Rising Dividends: My Dividend Growth Portfolio 2011-2012 Report [View article]
    How does your dividend portfolio fit into the asset allocation that I am struggling to create? I am not a sophisticated investor. I am sure that Your dividend growth porfolio is not a large portion of your portfolio. I am 51 and would like to retire in 5 years. What percentage of my portfolio should be as you have described in a dividend portfolio. Thanks for the help
    Mike
    Jan 28 11:41 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Dividend Investing Is Not As Risky As It Is Portrayed Out To Be [View article]
    I've got one of the Toto models. It opens when I enter the room and closes when I leave. It stays cleaner than any other toilet I've ever had because of its smart flushing. The seat heats and I can control everything from the remote control on the wall. Seriously I'm never going back to a regular toilet.
    Nov 21 11:54 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Dividend Investing Is Not As Risky As It Is Portrayed Out To Be [View article]
    I invest in some technology companies but I admit they scare me. I'm from Massachusetts and most everyone I knew, family and friends, worked at Western Electric, Polaroid, Digital Equipment Corp and Wang. These were wonderful steady jobs. I ended up in a defense company that everyone hated because they hired you one year and laid you off two years later. But I am, Thank God, still with them over thirty years later.
    Nov 21 11:48 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Longevity Risk, Through The Eyes Of An Actuary [View article]
    John
    I would like to suggest that there is nothing tragic about living beyond your life expectancy.
    "Approximately 50% will, tragically, live beyond their life expectancy and run out of money."

    I do however agree that to run out of money would be tragic.

    Approximately 50% will live beyond their life expectancy and tragically run out of money.

    Sorry I couldn't stop myself!
    Dec 24 08:30 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • What If Apple Weren't A Tech Stock? [View article]
    I have to admit that I don't understand the whole Apple status symbol and crazyness. I don't own Apple stock but I do own a iphone 4 and an ipad. I like them both an use them a lot but im not crazy about there limitations.
    On the topic of Asians buying them in Asia however I do have some insite since I am and have been living in Asia.
    Koreans stay loyal to Samsung. It's a nationalistic thing. Im not saying that they dont buy iphones. Im just saying the average person doesnt.
    Japan they have totally different phones but they do love iphones.

    Taiwan (Chinese) are buying Iphones in droves. Getting rid ofthere HTC phones. It appears to be part status and part being able to crack the phones and get all the free apps they want from China based Hackers. They are watching movies and televison shows from around the world for free. Unlimited 3G Internet on your iphone is still very cheap here.

    Hong Kong (Chinese) same.
    Thailand (Thai) same same.

    I think I just about convinced myself to buy some apple stock.
    Nov 8 10:13 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Using Google Spreadsheet As Your Watch List [View article]
    Sorry. It seems I am experiencing the same problem as the other posters. What I paste in my comment is not what shows up in the posted comment. pM me for the correct info.
    May 26 09:26 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Using Google Spreadsheet As Your Watch List [View article]
    I got it to work. This is what needs to be between the "http://bit.ly/MPA4lA?s="
    in your formula.
    Now does anyone know how to exceed to limit of 50 "Importdata" functions?
    May 26 12:54 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Using Google Spreadsheet As Your Watch List [View article]
    Sleeplotus
    Every time I paste it inplace of the other formula Internet explorer closes. Is it working for you?
    May 26 10:18 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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