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    The Art of Racing in the Rain, a book written from a dog's perspective on his life and relationships. Former NY Times bestseller that I read last week on the beach in Bermuda.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JetsfanfromtheBURGH View Post
    By no means is it even close to being tax free. Your deferring the taxes to a later date and to a tax rate that you have no clue what it will be. Look up the average marginal tax rate in our country. Then You tell me a 401(k) is not the biggest scam ever. As far as it being someone's only option...... It really shouldn't be an option. Think about this to. Do you think taxes going up, down or stay the same?

    401(k) and IRA's are a way for the government to control the majority of people's wealth. Why do you think that when the market tanked a few years back they halted RMD's for a year?
    I should have mentioned deferment but I meant pre-withdrawal...

    What would you ask the average American to do, safely, with minimal effort and minimal contribution to manage a small parachute for future years? Just curious...

    As far as RMD's, I'm an amateur here... You talking the distributions you need to make at 'X' percentage once you reach the maximum age requirement in your plan? I remember it being voted on to stop movement but I honestly have no idea why...

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    My son is a friend of Marcus Luttrell and wants to be a Navy SEAL. They will begin shooting the movie "Lone Survivor" shortly in New Mexico. Mark Wahlberg is playing Marcus. When Matt Damon called Marcus (6.5 250) and asked Marcus if he could play him in the movie, Marcus told him "you're too short, and I don't like you"!

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    And then started reading this--about a failed Navy SEAL mission in Afghanistan in 2005.

    Only one guy made it out.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Rambler View Post
    My son is a friend of Marcus Luttrell and wants to be a Navy SEAL. They will begin shooting the movie "Lone Survivor" shortly in New Mexico. Mark Wahlberg is playing Marcus. When Matt Damon called Marcus (6.5 250) and asked Marcus if he could play him in the movie, Marcus told him "you're too short, and I don't like you"!
    I heard that, but also heard that the movie is on "hold" because luttrell hates democrats....and has made numerous public comments saying such.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlwaysGreenAlwaysWhite View Post
    I should have mentioned deferment but I meant pre-withdrawal...

    What would you ask the average American to do, safely, with minimal effort and minimal contribution to manage a small parachute for future years? Just curious...

    As far as RMD's, I'm an amateur here... You talking the distributions you need to make at 'X' percentage once you reach the maximum age requirement in your plan? I remember it being voted on to stop movement but I honestly have no idea why...
    401k's are easy to set up and it doesn't take much to get started. Most people do it because they were trained to do it. I was one of those people. For years I was telling people to max out their 401k. I didn't think there was anything better until I saw a guy by the name of Tom Love speak at a seminar. The concepts he spoke of blew my mind. From that point on, I began to help my clients in a different way.

    Think about a retirement plan that had Unlimited contributions, tax free growth and if managed properly tax free withdrawals. Borrow against it prior to 59 1/2 without penalty, nice growth, zero risk and self completing.

    It's based on the infinate banking system or the private reserve strategy. Nice clip on YouTube about the private reserve strategy. You in a sense become your own bank.

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    Still haven't start Pale Blue Dot. Gotta do that.

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    Wool Omnibus



    Got this on a whim when I picked up my iPad mini. I'm 2/3 of the way through it and have to say it's been a good read. Those that read the serialized version probably enjoyed it more given the cliffhanger style of the original novellas.

    http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0071XO8RA/...m%2Freviews%2F

    I'm only 2/3 the way through because most of my reading has been comprised of this:




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    Quote Originally Posted by JetsfanfromtheBURGH View Post
    401k's are easy to set up and it doesn't take much to get started. Most people do it because they were trained to do it. I was one of those people. For years I was telling people to max out their 401k. I didn't think there was anything better until I saw a guy by the name of Tom Love speak at a seminar. The concepts he spoke of blew my mind. From that point on, I began to help my clients in a different way.

    Think about a retirement plan that had Unlimited contributions, tax free growth and if managed properly tax free withdrawals. Borrow against it prior to 59 1/2 without penalty, nice growth, zero risk and self completing.

    It's based on the infinate banking system or the private reserve strategy. Nice clip on YouTube about the private reserve strategy. You in a sense become your own bank.
    I've been using that for years.

    http://www.amazon.com/Becoming-Your-...our+own+banker

    Great book that helps explain it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chirorob View Post
    I've been using that for years.

    http://www.amazon.com/Becoming-Your-...our+own+banker

    Great book that helps explain it.
    Yes! Confessions of a CPA also a great easy read about the topic.

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    Just finished this one - a great read:


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    If you guys enjoy the fantasy genre, I recently wrote this article on Medium.com

    Nerd alert!!!

    https://medium.com/p/830f46defa6c

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carlton View Post
    If you guys enjoy the fantasy genre, I recently wrote this article on Medium.com

    Nerd alert!!!

    https://medium.com/p/830f46defa6c
    You're THAT Andy Polidore???

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    Quote Originally Posted by FF2 View Post
    You're THAT Andy Polidore???
    Judge me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carlton View Post
    Judge me.
    What else can be said at this point?

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    Quote Originally Posted by FF2 View Post
    What else can be said at this point?
    Yes, I'm white... racist.

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    The tl;dr was tl;dr.

    Having only read ASOIAF and thinking they're incredible, which of your suggestions would you recommend I read next?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jets Things View Post
    The tl;dr was tl;dr.

    Having only read ASOIAF and thinking they're incredible, which of your suggestions would you recommend I read next?
    A Song of Ice and Fire is a bit of an anomaly in that it appeals to a huge fanbase and, thus, doesn't tell me much about what you like in a book. Is too much magic a turn off? Do you prefer epic stories or fast paced books?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carlton View Post
    Judge me.
    lyrics relevant. Not Fantasy; but Fantastic.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Carlton View Post
    A Song of Ice and Fire is a bit of an anomaly in that it appeals to a huge fanbase and, thus, doesn't tell me much about what you like in a book. Is too much magic a turn off? Do you prefer epic stories or fast paced books?
    Magic is a plus, 'specially the pointy hat variety. Epic or fast paced, either.

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    Quite an effort, Poli-Tron.

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