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by jerry
Wed Feb 29, 2012 2:22 am
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Kettlebell setup equipment
Replies: 10
Views: 1175

<t>If you are not using them for high rep snatches, it does not matter what kb you use. I would just get the cheapest 35lb kb (not DD or ADER) and see if you like it. If you are planning on doing high rep snatches or taking a shot at competition, then the competition bells are best. Dragondoor does ...
by jerry
Sat Dec 24, 2011 4:20 pm
Forum: Housing Questions
Topic: Is It OK To Walk Away From Your Mortgage?
Replies: 46
Views: 3379

<t>The banks are charging you higher rates to compensate for the right to walk away from mortgages in states where the law allows that behavior. Therefore, I do not see anything wrong with that behavior. <br/> Also the banks fraudulent loan practices are a big part of what caused the housing bubble....
by jerry
Mon Oct 03, 2011 2:00 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: What is wrong with the world
Replies: 18
Views: 1277

<t>I worked in many IT related jobs since 1975 until I retired last year at 57. I have taught cs, worked as a systems programmer, worked as DBA, systems and dp manager at various large corporations and government agancies during those 35 years.<br/> <br/> One thing that has been remarkably consisten...
by jerry
Thu Aug 11, 2011 1:32 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Investments Trade Log
Replies: 1625
Views: 292204

<t>In a rare case of good judgement concerning the market, I decided to get completely out 3 weeks ago and wait for the DOW to hit 10500.<br/> I have not waited for 10500 but I am now long on GE, MRK, T, INTC, NLY, WM, TOT. I plan on continuing to buy mostly dividend stocks held by Vanguard Wellesle...
by jerry
Wed Aug 10, 2011 2:30 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Investments Trade Log
Replies: 1625
Views: 292204

<t>@george. I checked out buydonthold and I found limited and very short term back testing so it is hard to draw any conclusion without reading the book or watching it for a while.<br/> I will follow it myself for a while and see how he does. I will also try and find out if he is a billionaire or at...
by jerry
Tue Aug 09, 2011 8:28 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Investments Trade Log
Replies: 1625
Views: 292204

<t>I agree with that. I just think that published theories can't give you a direct edge because that knowledge is already factored into the market which is essentially what EMT says.<br/> On the other hand, if someone develops a theory that works, they would have little incentive to publish it. They...
by jerry
Tue Aug 09, 2011 11:58 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Investments Trade Log
Replies: 1625
Views: 292204

<t>Eric, I have seen no evidence that technical analysis works in the long run. On the contrary, all of the unimpeached research that I am aware of says it does not work. All systems occasionally work or they wouldn't be systems, but the only consistent winners seem to be the robo traders with serve...
by jerry
Sun Aug 07, 2011 1:11 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Investments Trade Log
Replies: 1625
Views: 292204

<t>If market highs, lows, bears, bulls could be predicted, somebody would write a book and everybody would be rich. I think the best you can do relative to timing is to stick with an asset allocation that you rebalance regularly. This forces you to buy low and sell high against your natural instinct...
by jerry
Wed Aug 03, 2011 1:30 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Investments Trade Log
Replies: 1625
Views: 292204

<t>With gold quadrupling within 6 years, I have a hard time considering it or PP with 25% gold a safe long term investment. While gold may continue on up to 3000, I wouldn't bet my retirement on it. <br/> I did add to my position in WM yesterday as I consider landfills/recycling centers, etc to be t...
by jerry
Tue Jul 19, 2011 1:49 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: how long do you want to live?
Replies: 40
Views: 4840

webberchoked, if an adrenaline rush is the only thing in your life that makes your life worth living, then you are an adrenaline junkie which is no better than any other kind of junkie and you are already crippled.

by jerry
Tue Jul 19, 2011 1:37 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Individual Stocks vs. Portfolio Mgmt
Replies: 22
Views: 1729

<t>I think that efficient market theory boils down to the fact that prices fully reflect available information rather than the actual value. If you think that you can look at the same information that is available to everyone and make better decisions than the top professionals, then go for it. The ...
by jerry
Tue Jul 12, 2011 9:26 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: how long do you want to live?
Replies: 40
Views: 4840

<t>"i guess i should also note that i am an adrenaline junkie, i spend the vast majority of my time engaged in extreme sport, snowboarding/mountain biking. people like me probably dont make it to old age anyhow."<br/> I used to ski with my father in law. He was a member of the 10th mountain division...
by jerry
Tue Apr 19, 2011 7:46 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Income Taxes and what is fair
Replies: 24
Views: 1706

<t>People tend to neglect talking about the total tax picture when talking about fairness. I seldom hear anyone talk about the effects of non income related taxes. Taxes like sales tax and property taxes can boost the total tax rate of the poor and middle class to much higher levels than the rich pa...
by jerry
Mon Jan 10, 2011 2:54 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: 2011 Financial Goals
Replies: 13
Views: 1459

<t>Maxing out IRA's is most likely a good idea even with planned early retirement. In an ERE retirement, you are living off of savings which will be growing tax free in IRA. Even if you will be tapping IRA early, you will only pay penalty on the amount you withdraw. If you need this money, it probab...
by jerry
Sun Jan 09, 2011 5:26 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Balanced Kettlebell workout
Replies: 17
Views: 2325

<t>What I have found is that KBs make you strong the same way that manual labor makes you strong. It toughens you in a way that bodyweight exercises typically do not. It also gives you a much more intense cardio workout than typical bodyweight routines. <br/> I am not saying that you can't get most ...
by jerry
Fri Jan 07, 2011 2:26 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Text Messaging
Replies: 64
Views: 4486

Dividend guy, If you are only going to use wifi, why get an iphone at all. Cheap/used netbook, laptop or tablet give you a lot more for less money.

by jerry
Fri Jan 07, 2011 2:08 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Balanced Kettlebell workout
Replies: 17
Views: 2325

<t>I bought my first kettlebell from Dragondoor in 2001 and have been doing the following 16 to 20 minute routine 6 days per week since then.<br/> 4 minutes at 8rpm clean and press/side press<br/> <br/> 12 minutes 12 30 to 40 second swing intervals depending on weight.<br/> <br/> Weights vary from 2...
by jerry
Fri Jan 07, 2011 1:44 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: What's your actual age and sex?
Replies: 104
Views: 8986

I am 57, male and retired since November.

by jerry
Wed Jan 05, 2011 4:29 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: VZ Opinions?
Replies: 16
Views: 900

I bought T near the 2010 bottom and I think it has better long term prospects than VZ.

I am also considering dropping my land line soon. How many other people are thinking/doing the same thing? That trend could make or break both companies.

by jerry
Wed Jan 05, 2011 4:15 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Are you Happy?
Replies: 89
Views: 9173

<t>I've had 4 jobs in my life and I enjoyed going to work at each of those jobs most days. Most of the people I worked with did not enjoy coming to work most days. I have been retired for 6 weeks and I like this also (although I am "working" as hard as I ever did).<br/> <br/> For me at least, retire...