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  • Retire Where?  [View article]
    What's wrong with Las Vegas?

    Realestate is reasonable as are real estate taxes.
    There is no state income tax, health care is readibly available, as is senior activities.
    As for casinos, no one says you have to gamble, in fact, this is like any other city if you don't go there.
    Best part is the weather, in 35 years here, I've never used a snow shovel! Summer's are hot, but thanks to air conditioning it's not too bad.
    Also, where else can you go snow skiing in the morning and golfing in the afternoon?
    We love it.
    Dec 8, 2015. 12:38 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Dumping Apple Makes Sense For Immediate Income Growth  [View article]
    Funny how this used to be a place to learn and share ideas. It seems that now everyone wants to berate someone because they don't agree, or they want to brag about how many shares of XYZ they own, maybe they're too good for SA and should look elsewhere!
    Apr 14, 2015. 07:03 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Exxon Mobil: Grow Income Now As The Sector Takes A Beating  [View article]
    Amen, I'm retired and XOM is what allows me to Sleep Well At Night!
    Mar 24, 2015. 12:05 PM | 13 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Coca-Cola: No Return Potential Beyond The Dividend  [View article]
    La Chic

    Check again, there's more to KO than soda and water, in fact over 500 different products around the world and the best distribution network of most large companies. Where ever you are, if you want a KO product, you'll get it.
    Dec 10, 2013. 12:36 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • If Your Retirement Portfolio Is Diversified And Well Allocated, You Can Take A Few Bullets  [View article]
    I always enjoy your articles, because they make me think about investments that I might want to make. Does it really matter if you are right or wrong as long as it gives another viewpoint to look at? Anyone who invests their hard earned cash on one persons advice is just looking for someone to blame. Read a few financial reports, study a few charts, have a PLAN, and just maybe you'll be okay.
    Jul 8, 2013. 12:20 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Building A Retirement Portfolio With 3 ETFs And A Mutual Fund  [View article]
    I retired about a year ago and one of my hobbies is maintaining my portfolio. Reading SA has been very helpful as has RS, Chowder, and David and others. Today, this is all fun and enjoyable, especially while my wife is still working.
    The day is coming though, when most of us will want to put our investments on auto-pilot and relax a bit.

    Thanks RS
    Feb 11, 2013. 06:10 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is General Electric The Perfect Stock?  [View article]
    I was always taught to learn from the past and not whine about it. To me, GE started it's downfall with Mr. Welch at the helm. It looks to me like Jeff is taking the company back to being one of the great companys in the world today. We just need to monitor the fundamentals, as we do with any other co. and make buy or sell decisions based on that. Anybody holding GE in 2008 could have sold, what were they looking at?

    Enjoy your day.
    Feb 5, 2013. 12:28 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Exxon Mobil: Speculative Buy At $55  [View article]
    April fools day is a couple months away!!!
    Jan 21, 2013. 06:40 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 'Team Alpha' Beats The S&P By 30%; Our Forecast For 2013  [View article]
    Looks like no one's too happy over the holidays. Why not bash everyone on SA and kick the dog also,maybe watch an old episode of Cramer and get sick. Maybe Charlie should get a life, write his own article so we can all have a good laugh.

    Thanks for all your help RS, we all know to make our own decisions, and if all your numbers aren't perfect, neither is charlie.

    Happy New Year, and I look forward to more of your articles in the coming year.
    Dec 31, 2012. 12:09 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The fiscal cliff doesn't matter, writes The Brooklyn Investor. Selling stocks because you are worried about it is a mistake; so is buying because you think it will be resolved. To help ignore the noise, he says, think of Buffett's 20-hole punchcard - invest as if you'll only ever be allowed to make 20 decisions.  [View news story]
    I didn't know that SA was a political forum?
    Dec 3, 2012. 12:27 AM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Retirement Strategy: Dividend Investing After Saving Is The Magic Formula  [View article]
    RS and Capt. Brian for Pres. and VP!

    I wish that I had understood these principles 40 years ago, but back then, I knew everything.
    Nov 20, 2012. 12:36 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Seeking Alpha's Election Overview  [View article]
    The election is over.

    The nation is divided.

    God help us all.
    Nov 7, 2012. 12:36 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Cisco Systems: Patient Shareholders Will Be Rewarded  [View article]
    Well done Matt, it's great to hear a young man talk about patience. Most young people want everything yesterday. As for CSCO, patience is definitely in order. With your enthusiasm and age, you've got a great future.The others are just envious of your youth.

    Smokster
    Oct 18, 2012. 10:20 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The DOJ asks a federal appeals court to rehear a case over a FDA requirement that would force tobacco companies to place large graphic health warnings on cigarette packages. Previously, a three-judge panel in Washington backed the ruling of a lower court by finding the mandate infringed on First Amendment free speech protection. The bigger issue: At last count, 46M Americans still smoked despite stepped-up efforts by health organizations to cut into the number and reduced marketing spending by tobacco companies. Has the anti-smoking crusade now cut to the bone?  [View news story]
    Amen njja!
    Oct 10, 2012. 12:33 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Avoid AT&T's 4.7% Dividend  [View article]
    Good move de-evolution, you only missed out on $8 a share. Let us know when you've got any other great tips!
    Jul 31, 2012. 09:30 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
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