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    Our concentration camps are so good people are...

    Our concentration camps are so good people are climbing walls and crossing rivers to get into them. Or are they just trying to get here in time for all the free stuff to be handed out after the next...
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    So the store called the police to inform them of...

    So the store called the police to inform them of the shoplifters. They went out to their car and ordered them to stop, one occupant got out and was arrested for previous warrants and the others...
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    I'm not sure who has more credibility, CNN or...

    I'm not sure who has more credibility, CNN or the two customers. I’m guessing neither were there, and it probably doesn’t matter anyway.
  4. Thread: Job interview

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    Itís in Chicago, so no I would not go. But...

    Itís in Chicago, so no I would not go. But thatís me, be sure and look into the cost of living in Chicago compared to where you are. My son lives in the Chicago area and everything seems to be more...
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    I was a little nervous about retiring. I gave...

    I was a little nervous about retiring. I gave notice just before I turned 50, May 2007. I have no pension, just a 401k and after tax savings/investments. The next few years were definatly a bit of...
  6. Thread: New Job!

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    Congrats on the new job. When I decided to...

    Congrats on the new job.

    When I decided to quit working just before I turned 50, the owner of the company asked if I would stay on for 6 more months to help transition my replacement. I agreed...
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    Well I decided to take a look. On my 2017 tax...

    Well I decided to take a look. On my 2017 tax return I got around $2,000 back, 2018 I had to send in $2,200. My overall tax, the only thing that really matters, was $2,000 higher in 2018. But my...
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    I’m sure you can google for several articles.

    I’m sure you can google for several articles.
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    It’s too bad that the 85006 cant just request...

    It’s too bad that the 85006 cant just request that the police stay out of their zip code. I’m sure that would make everyone there happy. It must be hard to try and do your job under stressful...
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    Obviously with the number of police officers out...

    Obviously with the number of police officers out there, there are going to be some bad ones. I believe overall they are doing a fine job.

    The police officer involved in the shooting at least...
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    Also I didn’t have as many deductions this year. ...

    Also I didn’t have as many deductions this year. I still itemized as we were over the $24,000 standard deduction, but not by much. My AGI was about $13,000 higher.
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    I had to send $2,500. I took $10,000 out of a...

    I had to send $2,500. I took $10,000 out of a IRA for the first time. I did not have anything withheld from it and since I pay around 23% in taxes It meant I was close except for that. I paid...
  13. Thread: Rebalancing today

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    Rebalancing today

    Well in order to stay lucky, it looks like itís time to rebalance the portfolio a bit. Im selling some stocks today, actually mutual funds is all I have now. I see even the money market is now...
  14. Thread: Our house on tour

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    Congratulations on the house tour. It’s been...

    Congratulations on the house tour. It’s been years, but there are some very nice homes in your neighborhood. We looked at a couple back in the mid 80’s, but ended up building in Lake St. Louis...
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    Well I’ve been approved. My first check will be...

    Well I’ve been approved. My first check will be deposited July 24. I’ll have to say that filing online was easy, took about 5 minutes.

    i assume when the time comes to sign up for Medicare it...
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    Looks like fun. I wish I could get the wife...

    Looks like fun. I wish I could get the wife interested. We are going to key largo next week. Maybe do some snorkeling, but most likely just do the glass bottom boat ride. Maybe do a little...
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    i agree that some have had a hard time. And some...

    i agree that some have had a hard time. And some have done well because of hard work, thoughtful investments, and living below their means. A good work ethic, good planning, and being frugal is not...
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    Ive made my share of bad financial decisions. I...

    Ive made my share of bad financial decisions. I lost quite a bit in the tech bust, but it was my fault, no one else. Iíve also had to move across the country a few times due to job loss and to go...
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    Unless you lost your job, how did the market...

    Unless you lost your job, how did the market cause you be responsible for three Homes? If they were an investment how were you figuring to pay the taxes? It sounds like you were doing fine, paying...
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    I retired in 2007, so I was a bit concerned by...

    I retired in 2007, so I was a bit concerned by 2009. But even though my stocks had taken a hit, they didn’t go to zero. I don’t get those claiming to have lost everything. What were they investing...
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    The new crop of Democrats will also be looking...

    The new crop of Democrats will also be looking for ways to fund their socialist utopia.
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    My wife retired at 50 years old. She had 27...

    My wife retired at 50 years old. She had 27 years in the system and we paid $75,000 for an additional 3 years so she would qualify for 30 yrs. Her contribution was 12% to 14% of her salary, and the...
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    I have friends from Illinois who are worried...

    I have friends from Illinois who are worried about their government pensions. So they are all definatly not equal. Thankfully the wife’s is well funded. Of coarse there are always some politician...
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    That sucks if she is also hit with WEP. I am...

    That sucks if she is also hit with WEP. I am going by what teachers and state of Missouri workers pay. They do not pay into SS, but my wife has worked for a university part time and qualifies for...
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    if only it didnít cost us so much during our...

    if only it didnít cost us so much during our working years. I would have loved to been able to invest the amount that I and my employer paid over the years. Why do you think teachers and gov...
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