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Bubba last won the day on July 27 2019

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  • Birthday 10/25/1950

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  1. Bubba

    Funny picture thread.

    Based on what appears to be rear end damage, I'd hazard a guess that this is more likely a result of being rear-ended by a car than a failed attempt at "slaying the Dragon"....
  2. I'm with Jim (never thought I'd say that...but his suggestion seems sensible) and would go with the cheaper option of a U-Haul pickup or small box truck/moving van. Could prolly be rented for less than hiring a company to move it, and you get to make sure the tie-down arrangement is secure.
  3. Bubba

    New metal roof

    Ouch! OR peeps were right...you are a cruel bastard. 😢
  4. Bubba

    Funny vids, post them up.

    "It's pretty simple...just like doing your nails." M'kay.
  5. Bubba

    New metal roof

    I've considered a metal roof but was always a bit worried that the temperature and humidity conditions in the Midwest would create moisture/condensation in the space between the roof and the sheeting, eventually creating mold and rot in the particle board. Any one aware of how they deal with this potential issue?
  6. Bubba

    Breaker 19

    Shit...she's only 3 years older than I am. I'd hit it! I got no shame left....
  7. Bubba

    Breaker 19

    ….but dat ass....
  8. Bubba

    Breaker 19

    Ahhh….she's come a long way since the Flying Nun.
  9. Bubba

    Breaker 19

    I'm no expert on how trucker's stay in touch, but the main benefit I can envision of having a mobile CB unit would be to get up-to-date info from truckers--who presumably still have CB units in their trucks and at least monitor the old Ch19--in the event you're on a trip and stuck in a 3-lane bumper-to-bumper jam with miles to get to the bottleneck. Might prove valuable...or not.
  10. Bubba

    Hola Pauly. Paging Pauly

  11. Bubba

    Investing 2020 Election Year???

    Add: I don't have an issue with some exposure to precious metals, altho 10%--even 5%--is high for my taste. You hold essentially the same thing with treasury bonds or similar. Yes, there is the risk of inflationary loss, but you minimize the risk of devaluation and market volatility. Don't see huge risk of the US govt defaulting any time soon. Again, not saying it's a bad/dumb strategy....just two ways to get at a similar outcome.
  12. Bubba

    Investing 2020 Election Year???

    Yeah, I get it. I'm aware of the go-away-in-May strategy. My point was more about your query with regards to making "strategic" changes to your portfolio in anticipation of the 2020 election outcome. As far as the link above, the other way to look at that data is that IF you had stayed fully invested over the entire period from 1950 to present, you would have a gain of $2,836,350 - $5862 = $2,830,488 for a delta of 0.9979, or 0.0021% difference. Plus, I'm not a big fan of data harvesting using an arbitrary point in time to mine for results....IMHO. Not saying you shouldn't go forward with your strategy--just sharing another view.
  13. Bubba

    Pick my tattoo.

    It's upside-down.
  14. Bubba

    Investing 2020 Election Year???

    Add/FYI: I don't play any speculative investments like gold, silver, bitcoin, or pork bellies! I know--really boring old guy...
  15. Bubba

    Investing 2020 Election Year???

    Asking about changing around your asset allocation based on speculation related to politics is pretty much right up there with market timing. Almost no one can do it reliably and the VAST MAJORITY of investors who try end up realizing lower returns than simply following the broad market. I'm gonna be 70 next year and don't have a pension income, so my only income is from my investments. Even so, I'm invested 75:25 equities:bonds with about a 1-year pot of cash to weather market variables. I basically buy and hold and do a yearly rebalance in the fall and try to offset LTCG with any losses to minimize the tax bite. I know that's old and boring advice, but it's been proven over the course of many decades to be pretty accurate. Worst case scenario--in the event of an extended and profound bear market--I could prolly tighten the purse strings and live comfortably, albeit not extravagantly, on the dividend and interest income. Of course, once I hit the magic 70.5 age, RMDs will keep me pretty happy and well-fed and provide a nice cushion for "alternative" investments....like motorcycles! Wishing you luck in the market!!!