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  • Linn Energy: 2014 Asset Restructuring To Pay 'Dividends' In 2015 And Beyond [View article]
    How long will it take typically for 85% profit to show up in a well?

    "GSO will pay 100% of the costs of drilling in exchange for 85% of the profits until it has reached a 15% internal rate of return. After the IRR target is reached, GSO will continue to earn 5% of the profits and Linn's share increases from 15% to 95%"
    Feb 19, 2015. 03:17 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • My Roth Conversion Odyssey (Part 2) [View article]
    I too have converted several Traditional IRAs to Roths. Done a couple of Re characterizations also.

    But there is one think that really stood out about Roths. Withdrawals, if you wish to do them, don't count towards your Social Security Base amount ($32,000). This means that you can withdraw any amount from your Roth and it would not affect your Social Security Base amount. That means that none of your Social Security would be taxable.

    The rule is: take 1/2 of your Social Security Income and add it to the taxable income and when the sum of (SS income plus other taxable income) is greater than $32,000 (Married Filing Joint) a percentage of your Social Security Income will become taxable. the larger the difference, the more of Social Security is exposed to taxes, up to 85% of your Social Security Income could become taxable.

    You do not have to take any distributions, or your can take any amount from a Roth but there are NO REQUIRED MINIMUM DISTRIBUTIONS from Roths.
    Jan 25, 2015. 07:37 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • These 10 high debt-to-equity U.S. oil producers have the most to lose [View news story]
    Exactly what is LINE's oil/gas ratio?
    Dec 2, 2014. 06:17 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Retirement Strategy: The Buy The Dips Portfolio Continues To Surge [View article]
    Somewhat similar to the late Robert Lichello's 'AIM' as lspelled out in his book, "HOW TO MAKE $1,000,000 IN THE STOCK MARKET AUTOMATICALLY"
    Sep 2, 2014. 09:19 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • How Much Dividend Income Growth Do You Need? [View article]
    Excellent Article. I have always used CAGR for my portfolios total return, but not for dividends. Now I will
    Feb 16, 2014. 10:59 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Linn Energy EPS of $1.47, beats on revenues [View news story]
    Me too!
    Aug 8, 2013. 09:12 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Aflac: Insure Your Portfolio With Value [View article]
    I like AFL and I like your analysis. Do you know of similar stocks?
    Jun 18, 2013. 08:18 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Aflac Is Over-Exposed To The Japanese Yen [View article]
    AFL has been in my 'Buy and Hold' portfolio since 1991 and my annual return has been 15.3% for the past 21 years. That's 15.3% compounded annually.

    Some comments are amusing, but I just continue to buy and hold this one.
    Feb 5, 2013. 11:43 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Aflac Is Over-Exposed To The Japanese Yen [View article]
    I assume that AFLAC is hedging the risks.
    Jan 30, 2013. 05:05 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The bullish reading on the AAII Investor Sentiment Survey starts to near an extreme level, rising 8.4 points this week to 52.3%. The last time it was this high was Jan. 2011 - not the worst time to buy, but not the best either. The spread over bears rises to 28 points.  [View news story]
    Apple's premarket move reminds me of Microsoft in March 2001. We all know what that started.
    Jan 24, 2013. 09:31 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment