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  • 7 Dividend Stocks for the Ultimate in Deferred Gratification [View article]
    I wish I was your twenty-year old son and learned from you. Alas, my dad thought CD's were risky. I had stops on all my dividend stocks and then the flash crash hit. Really messed up my portfolio. Can't protect yourself from the big boys.
    Jul 13, 2010. 08:47 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • People are starting to pay attention to Apple's (AAPL) iPhone fiasco after Consumer Reports says a hardware flaw is creating the reception problem, which Zero Hedge says makes Steve Jobs and his team look like "liars." The stock bears watching now, as "fans of fads are known to turn from docile lambs to vicious hyenas once a tipping point is reached... and [today's news has] tipped the scales just a little in the wrong direction."  [View news story]
    Easy way out from Consumers themselves - Duct Tape!!
    Jul 13, 2010. 07:00 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • People are starting to pay attention to Apple's (AAPL) iPhone fiasco after Consumer Reports says a hardware flaw is creating the reception problem, which Zero Hedge says makes Steve Jobs and his team look like "liars." The stock bears watching now, as "fans of fads are known to turn from docile lambs to vicious hyenas once a tipping point is reached... and [today's news has] tipped the scales just a little in the wrong direction."  [View news story]
    Yes,and Obama caused the oil spill.
    Jul 12, 2010. 09:52 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The estate tax is set to come roaring back in January. A real fear is that some families might pull the plug on grandpa rather than get stuck with a massive bill.  [View news story]
    Yes, he commented once on how the office staff paid more in taxes than he did.
    Jul 12, 2010. 07:10 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • CSX (CSX): Q2 EPS of $1.07 beats by $0.09. Revenue of $2.7B (+22%) vs. $2.6B. (PR)  [View news story]
    Again, nothing but bad news.
    Jul 12, 2010. 07:08 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 7 Dividend Stocks for the Ultimate in Deferred Gratification [View article]
    I keep telling her that the MCD stock is for her grand kids and she can't spend it.
    Jul 10, 2010. 06:08 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The estate tax is set to come roaring back in January. A real fear is that some families might pull the plug on grandpa rather than get stuck with a massive bill.  [View news story]
    Give me a break. Only the very wealthy are effected.
    Jul 10, 2010. 05:39 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The estate tax is set to come roaring back in January. A real fear is that some families might pull the plug on grandpa rather than get stuck with a massive bill.  [View news story]
    Interesting. With that type of taxation, Canada has replaced all the jobs lost during the recession.
    Jul 10, 2010. 05:35 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The estate tax is set to come roaring back in January. A real fear is that some families might pull the plug on grandpa rather than get stuck with a massive bill.  [View news story]
    I guess that includes slaves.
    Jul 10, 2010. 05:33 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Revisiting the Wall of Worries [View article]
    My wife would agree with you on that.
    Jul 9, 2010. 03:00 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • 7 Dividend Stocks for the Ultimate in Deferred Gratification [View article]
    How many of you are out there, thrown out by the company you helped make successful? This is why we all need portable health insurance and retirement. Unfortunately, companies we work for cannot be trusted with our welfare.
    Jul 9, 2010. 12:58 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Revisiting the Wall of Worries [View article]
    I am middle aged, NOT older. There's more of out there than you think. One of the guys I work with never made more than $18.00 per hour in is life. He owns a house and a rental house and part of a horse farm on 15 acres. He is 70 and still working here because he is afraid retirement will kill him. How many guys are there like him out there?
    About my dad's cars - I'm talking 60's and 70's when the upstate New York winters spread rust like a cancer on cars. We had a Ford LTD wagon whose hinges rusted off on the back tailgate. How I hated riding in the third seat - facing backwards.
    Jul 9, 2010. 11:36 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 7 Dividend Stocks for the Ultimate in Deferred Gratification [View article]
    Both my wife and I were brought up by depression era parents. Now that we are empty nesters, we like to have lunch out on the weekends, but haven't had dinner out in months. (my mother-in-law is taking us out for our anniversary this weekend, that should be romantic).
    Whoever gives their kid a new car is nuts. I replaced both bumpers once and one bumper twice on the old Accord the kids drove.
    Jul 9, 2010. 11:06 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • More than one in seven homeowners with loans in excess of $1M are seriously delinquent, NYT reports, while homeowners with less lavish housing are much more likely to keep writing checks to their lender. But the NYT generalization of "rich" homeowners may miss the mark - some may have bought more home than they could really afford.  [View news story]
    And with one person buying multiple homes - the harder it is to get rid of inventory. Maybe we should have a cash for clunkers for homes. We crush your old house if you buy a new one.
    Jul 9, 2010. 10:56 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Revisiting the Wall of Worries [View article]
    Yes, you two are right on many points, but I still think there is a lot more legitimate money out there that people are willing to spend. There is a whole generation whose kids are not just leaving the house, but out of college. We empty nesters are finding ourselves in better financial straits than we've ever been. There's a lot of out there.
    As far as new cars - there are a lot of people out there that will buy nothing but. My father's generation was used to buying a new car every three years (he complained that the dealer pulled a string after three years and the car fell apart). He still is in the habit of buying a car every three years, while trying to tough it out and turning on the air when it is 90 out (and he wonders why we don't like to visit).
    Jul 9, 2010. 10:01 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
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