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  • Wall Street Breakfast: Argentina Held In Contempt By NY Judge [View article]
    Yes, please get rid of the "recommended for you" box.
    Sep 30 11:43 AM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast [View article]
    my experience as well. not writing bad checks, but meeting people who are "unbanked." it is the result of credit abuse.
    Sep 25 11:51 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Alibaba Becomes Largest U.S. IPO In History [View article]
    56 million hacks. Does HD now hold the record? How does something like that go undetected for 5 months?
    Sep 19 12:10 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Apple Partners With Credit Card Providers For iPhone Wallet [View article]
    There is such a thing as Advance EIC. What you described, a monthly payment. But, your employer has to participate, is my understanding. I did taxes for a while and saw plenty of EIC but never saw this version.
    Sep 2 03:47 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Apple Partners With Credit Card Providers For iPhone Wallet [View article]
    One positive about the EIC is, it gets ploughed back into the economy, quickly. A negative is that some people try and calibrate their earnings to maximize it. Not all, but some play that game.
    Sep 2 11:18 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Why I Will Start Social Security At Age 62 [View article]
    Robert Allan Schwartz: Thanks for the article -- 191 comments and counting!

    I haven't read them all so excuse me for repeating. What I learned recently after reading a book on SS strategies is it is WAY more complicated that one might think, especially if you are married. (Just as coming up with a strategy for the distributions of a retirement fund can be more complicated than the accumulation strategy.)

    Also, you cannot ignore the tax implications. And, don't rely on advice from the people at the SocSec Administration. This is not a slam on them, the book pointed out that they are not trained to analyze people's options. They're trained to tell you what benefit you would get if you pulled the trigger on a given date, based on your employment history.
    Aug 26 05:04 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 25 Dividend Champion Investment Opportunities: Something For Every Retired Investor, Part 1 [View article]
    Chuck: Thanks again for another article in a long string of informative and motivating submissions.
    Aug 22 01:19 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: BHP Billiton To Spin Off Assets [View article]
    Nick, if you're referring to the comments here, this is par for the course.
    Aug 19 10:15 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Eurozone Banks To Borrow €250B From ECB [View article]
    Blue, we are not using up trees faster than "they renew," as you put it.

    I'd like to know the source you have for the rapid loss of trees. Are you looking at a worldwide scope? Please don't compare slash and burn agriculture as practiced in third world countries with forest management as practiced in North America, Europe, New Zealand, Australia.
    Aug 18 07:32 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Eurozone Banks To Borrow €250B From ECB [View article]
    Trees are renewable.
    Aug 18 11:33 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: eBay Payments Unit Mulls Accepting Bitcoin [View article]
    Yes. It was many years ago. I believe it was released in or near the coast of Norway and the idea was it would join a pod of killer whales.
    Aug 15 01:17 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • From Alpha To Beta: A Long/Short Story [View article]
    Informative article, thank you.
    Aug 13 12:29 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Amazon Unveils Mobile Credit Card Reader [View article]
    Bob 123: Agree on a small transaction tax, I've been thinking this for quite some time.
    Aug 13 12:01 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Kinder Morgan: Mega Merger Enhances Dividend Growth Story [View article]
    Interesting. I owned Kinder Morgan a long time ago before it went private. Then I bought KMR several years ago.
    Aug 11 09:38 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Portugal Rescues Banco Espirito Santo With $6.6B [View article]
    I don't think that's a good idea. Even with the faults that people find with the Fed, I think the current set up is far preferable to having a bunch of grandstanding pols, most of whom have limited knowledge of the economy, at the controls.
    Aug 4 10:39 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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