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Carpian replied to the Retirement Investing board. 11:22 PM

Re: How factor Social Security in retirement dra

Using an anonymous annuity quote aggregator (so they're probably optimistic) 100k will get you about 1700 a month for 5 years - close enough to your social security age. That won't be adjusted for inflation, but we're also talking [more]

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Carpian replied to the Retirement Investing board. 11:16 PM

Re: How factor Social Security in retirement dra

So...the sad news is that you cannot (safely) take a larger draw on your portfolio before you start collecting SS

I think you could, provided you counter-balance it by taking a smaller draw on your portfolio after you start collecting [more]

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Carpian replied to the Retirement Investing board. 11:09 PM

Re: How factor Social Security in retirement dra

Have you tried plugging different scenarios into FireCalc?

Excellent idea, thanks! I totally forgot about that one. On the heels of one of the longest bull markets in history, I'm going to guess that we are more likely closer to [more]

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Carpian posted to the Retirement Investing board. 5:19 PM

How factor Social Security in retirement draw?

I officially reached "my number" that I've been targeting as a minimum for retirement (based on the 4% draw rate) last week. I'm 58. But I'm still working, for a couple of reasons: a) I keep thinking we are due for a significant [more]

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Carpian replied to the Retirement Investing board. 10:05 AM

Re: Business Finds What Socialists Have Long Kno

And so, my friends, the Communists have won. In our once free country, no one, but no one had to find a new hand specialist.

Sure they did. Most people were/are at the mercy of what insurance their employer chooses for them. If the [more]

Sun Feb 10

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Carpian replied to the Retirement Investing board. 5:37 PM

Re: Surprising Habit Many Millionaires Have

I used to budget for several years and track expenses in Quicken. I found it tremendously helpful in knowing to a high degree of precision how much I could spend per year on travel, charitable contributions, and various other non-necessities without [more]

Wed Feb 6

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Wed Jan 30

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Carpian replied to the NVidia Corporation board. 8:25 PM

Re: NVDA Guidance

Yes, it would be nice to have some input from Eric Bleeker on the timing of his recommendation

Good luck with that one! Unfortunately it seems to be the MO of TMF that the sales staff is given free reign to hype stocks as much as [more]

Sun Jan 27

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Carpian replied to the New Paradigm Investing board. 2:33 PM

Re: Opioid-Free Surgery

For another surgery anecdote, I had ankle fusion a year ago. They gave me a 24-hour block which worked very well. I checked into the surgery center at 1 pm, had my ankle fused and was on my way home and feeling pretty good by 4:30. And when I say [more]

Thu Jan 17

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Tue Dec 25

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Carpian replied to the Retirement Investing board. 4:26 PM

Re: On Roth conversions

IP: Let me guess. Do you pay your finance guy a percentage of assets?

CNC: Naw, basically he is a mutual fund peddler. We are mostly in his American Funds. We have enough that we no longer pay any commission on purchases. He gets a [more]

Fri Dec 21

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Carpian replied to the Saul's Investing Discussions board. 8:26 PM

Re: Berkshire Hathaway Letter

“If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs . . . If you can wait and not be tired by waiting . . . If you can think – and not make thoughts your aim . . . If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you... Yours is the Earth [more]

Sun Dec 16

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Carpian replied to the New Paradigm Investing board. 12:44 AM

Re: Latest on Climate Change

It’s a pretty solid article from Science here:

http://science.sciencemag.org/content/early/2018/12/12/scien......

With of course the usual
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Thu Dec 13

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Carpian replied to the Retirement Investing board. 11:02 AM

Re: More Hard Hitting Fox News Retirement Report

If they want people to save more PAY THEM MORE! That's the problem. It always comes down to forcing people to slice their pie thinner and thinner. More pie MF'ers! MORE PIE!

Have to differ on this one. I've done the [more]

Sun Nov 25

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Carpian replied to the Saul's Investing Discussions board. 12:56 AM

Re: Playing Earnings, T/A Zscaler

People I've read who short-term trade successfully for a living using TA (i.e. the late trenchrat) say TA goes out the window when it comes to earnings announcements. They don't hold stocks through earnings announcements because it's a [more]

Fri Nov 23

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Carpian replied to the Saul's Investing Discussions board. 3:06 PM

Re: Q3 Update: EVBG - Accelerating Revs

How would a corporation use these products?

I work for a private boarding school (we are a corporation) that was heavily impacted by fires/floods in southern California last winter (thankfully the school survived intact but they sure [more]

Wed Nov 21

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Carpian replied to the Retirement Investing board. 11:32 PM

Re: The Trump Effect

I would think that people who have built the means to be able to retire to be a rational bunch.

The irrationality and ignoring of the facts is quite surpising.


And I'm always surprised at how many people will look at how [more]

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