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    I wonít try to answer your question of individual...

    I wonít try to answer your question of individual bond purchase vs bond fund purchase, itís far too complicated and the last thing Iím qualified to do is give investment advice.
    Iíd be surprised if...
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    If interest rates continue to go up bond funds...

    If interest rates continue to go up bond funds will continue to go down, using a simple example ,if you own a bond paying say 3% and rates go to 4% on similar bonds ,your bond will go down to yield...
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    Sled for me, I canít remember the last time I...

    Sled for me, I canít remember the last time I used a miter gauge
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    Books,tools, cars , electronics,pretty much...

    Books,tools, cars , electronics,pretty much anything
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    Customer reviews

    Anyone know where you can get good, honest reviews? So far the best place Iíve found is Project Farm , but, while his are excellent , they are pretty limited.
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    Tom Maybe your analyst is right,I hope so, but...

    Tom
    Maybe your analyst is right,I hope so, but with inflation running at 8-9% and with the Fed having an inflation goal of 2-3%, Iíd be very surprised if they can decrease rates this year.
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    Tom I wish I could feel as optimistic as you but...

    Tom
    I wish I could feel as optimistic as you but looking a little longer term:
    CPI is up 8.5% on an annual basis
    PPI is up 9.8% on an annual basis
    Gasoline is up about 44% vs a year ago
    S&P 500...
  8. Thread: Poplar

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    I know, I was just trying to be funny, as I know...

    I know, I was just trying to be funny, as I know it really has nothing to do with the intent of this thread
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    Used a lot of poplar completing this ☺

    Used a lot of poplar completing this ☺
  10. Fixed my bandsaw, miracles do happen

    I donít use my bandsaw much. In the last year or so I could not cut a straight line, I pretty much ignored it. So a project came up where I needed it, I decided to try and figure out what was wrong....
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    Stock market losses

    Well Iím not feeling too bad about my stock losses after seeing that Berkshire Hathaway lost $53 billion in the second quarter, although they can clearly afford it. And as Buffett says, donít look at...
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    Mets

    :)Obviously Iím pretty happy with the Mets winning four of five against the Braves. Braves struck out 19 times yesterday, I guess thatís how home run hitting teams go, boom or bust.
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    Go Mets😊

    Mets take two from the Braves, DeGrom goes today. Can I even dream that they can take 4 of 5 from the Braves?
    Iíve been a Met fan since they started, Tom Seaver is by far my favorite Met, and will...
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    Well the ďfatĒ guy (6í & 270 pounds:)) went 0...

    Well the ďfatĒ guy (6í & 270 pounds:)) went 0 for 2 last night and the Mets lost 😠. I have to say the Braves do have some bats! Scherzer and DeGrom coming up, itíll be a challenge for them and for...
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    Fat guy does it again:) two hits including...

    Fat guy does it again:) two hits including another homerun
    I love that Showalter brought in Diaz in the eighth inning
    I never thought a baseball manager made much of a difference, I was wrong,...
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    Well you are the world champions but Letís talk...

    Well you are the world champions but Letís talk in a week:)
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    Baseball and fat guys ( like me)

    I love baseball
    I love the Mets
    And now I love Daniel Vogelbach, a fat guy ( like me) who hit a grand slam home run last night proving that fat guys can be good athletes ( unfortunately, while Iím...
  18. Iím thinking about buying a rental property

    Iím thinking about buying a rental condominium property.
    Can anyone recommend a calculator ( preferably using excel) which would help me analyze expected returns.
    Any thoughts or comments from...
  19. Do you have a whole house surge protector?

    Iím thinking about getting a whole house surge protector. Iíd appreciate any input from those of you who have one or anyone who has any info on them.
    Thanks
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    Been busy with intarsia

    Here are three intarsias Iíve completed recently. They all happen to be birds.
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    So I didnít call him

    So I just signed a contract to replace all 3 of our central air conditioners and furnaces for $30,000. After itís finished I plan to send a copy of the receipt to the air conditioner repairman who...
  22. Iím another who just wants to watch the game ....

    Iím another who just wants to watch the game . Iím a Mets fan and they are always interviewing people during the game, the worst was when they were interviewing some 60 year old guy and they were...
  23. Working with my ten year old grandson in the...

    Working with my ten year old grandson in the shop. Believe it or not, one of his favorite things to do is sanding:)
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    It was a sprinkler company not a plumber. $150...

    It was a sprinkler company not a plumber. $150 didnít surprise me, around here you donít a many repairs for less than that.
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    Stock market😰

    Iím hanging in there so far,but itís surely painful.
    Iíve moved some money from technology to less volatile investments but there really is no place to hide, maybe cash, but you know what they say...
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