Elizabeth Seger: “Our latest scheme involves an online casino at www.casinoonair.com. The deal is this: new accounts receive an immediate bonus of 20% of whatever you deposit, after which the company sends e-mail from time to time to advertise “specials” that are even better — 25% for Thanksgiving, and 35% for the “Millennium Special.” […]
This is my thousandth Internet column. And for most of you, it will be even less useful than the rest. (Note the subtitle.)
I hope to make up for that, however, by making it very long.
In the past, at milestones, I have indulged myself with tasteless lawyer jokes (column #300), or flights of financial […]
Rick Boyd: “Regarding your column [on the dangers of shorting what you think is an overpriced stock], I believe J.P. Morgan said, ‘The market can remain irrational longer than you can remain solvent.’ I might be wrong about that, but it does serve to remind us that market timing makes sense only if […]
Want to register a web site of your own? I just did: […]
Apologies to those of you who may already have read this in my book, but I hereby give myself permission to reprint this excerpt. If only I had had the brains to read it before I shorted stocks that – had I bought them instead – would have landed me on the Forbes 400,000.
Pieter [writing last week]: “Calton (CN) is up 48% today! What happened? Yes, I’m still holding on to this (thanks for the tip). Is there still a lot of upside here, or is it time to cash in on this sudden spike?”
I don’t know what happened. There may be upside, but I am cashing […]
Ray: “I am 62 and do not need my IRA money to live. Is there a formula/guidelines on when/how much to remove each year, considering growth tax-free, tax at withdrawal, inheritance tax etc.?”
Ideally, you’d delay beginning withdrawals until the year in which you turn 70-1/2 . . . and then withdraw the IRS-mandated minimum […]
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