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Been here a month. This is my first shot at posting.

I am holding five separate accounts at Schwab. #1 is the LIVING account - I am semiretired and this is where we look to an income stream. #2 is our daughter's COLLEGE account - it will start being tapped in 8 years. #3 is WIFE's IRA and #4 MY IRA. We will delay tapping the IRAs until we find the LIVING account is not sufficient.

Here's my dilemma: I am going schizophrenic! Each account needs it's own investing approach. When I find something I like for one of the IRAs I want to put it in the other IRA also!

#5 is my SANDBOX. I get to play any strategy I want (short, long, simple and advanced optio strategy). The intent is to try new things. If they work, earnings go the LIVING account or to some bleeding edge piece of hardware or software or audio or video that everyone knows is essential to optimal investment returns :-).

That's the system in which I'm starting this work with TMF. If anyone has fought a similar battle before and can tell me what works (or what to avoid) I would be thrilled.

Happy to be here and to beco e foolishly assimilated.

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