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Forum: Sports 12-08-2017, 01:02 PM
Replies: 1,255
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Posted By Numbers Nerd
Ruling out the Packers?

Ruling out the Packers?
Forum: Bridge 12-08-2017, 01:01 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 745
Posted By Numbers Nerd
On B, I viewed my cuebid as essentially a 2D...

On B, I viewed my cuebid as essentially a 2D raise, but with 11 hcp instead of 6-10. Most of the time partner will bid 2D and we're there. I will also reach our spade fit, if partner has an opening...
Forum: Bridge 12-05-2017, 01:59 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 745
Posted By Numbers Nerd
I found these tougher than usual. [[spoiler...

I found these tougher than usual.
[[spoiler removed]]
Forum: Bridge 12-01-2017, 03:18 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 745
Posted By Numbers Nerd
Shall we assume that our group effort to...

Shall we assume that our group effort to participate in the MSC as Expert Solvers won't be until 2019 or 2020? That is, these 2018 solutions will be handled just as in prior years.
Forum: Professional Surveys 11-30-2017, 03:44 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,872
Posted By Numbers Nerd
I took the CLU exams about 5 years after FSA,...

I took the CLU exams about 5 years after FSA, primarily because my company paid some nice bonuses for passing them. I did see some value in them. Maybe the best thing about them is that if you deal...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Personal Finance/Investing 11-30-2017, 03:30 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,374
Posted By Numbers Nerd
1. Originally Edvest was restricted to Wells...

1. Originally Edvest was restricted to Wells Fargo funds, and the fees were high enough that I actually wondered if there were some kickbacks involved. In 2012, Wisconsin switched to TIAA-CREF,...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Personal Finance/Investing 11-29-2017, 01:43 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,374
Posted By Numbers Nerd
I'll chime in. My kids are both in college, and...

I'll chime in. My kids are both in college, and I'm actually in the withdrawal phase for my oldest.

Years ago, I looked at Wisconsin's 529 (Edvest) versus a Roth IRA, and decided on the latter. ...
Forum: Bridge 11-28-2017, 02:20 PM
Replies: 370
Views: 24,106
Posted By Numbers Nerd
Frequency and Severity

I was on Team Severity, and the password was 2swild.

Now for the rest of the story...

After our group effort came in second during the 2007 MSC contest, we were invited to participate in CtC. ...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Personal Finance/Investing 11-20-2017, 02:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 457
Posted By Numbers Nerd
Assuming you're talking about investing taxable...

Assuming you're talking about investing taxable money rather than 401(k) etc.

Many stocks, and pretty much every mutual fund and ETF, create taxable dividend income every year. A more tax...
Forum: Bridge 11-20-2017, 02:09 PM
Replies: 370
Views: 24,106
Posted By Numbers Nerd
Wow, this is fantastic. Of course, participating...

Wow, this is fantastic. Of course, participating in MSC will be different than participating in the Challenge the Champs contest we did ten years ago. We'll have to consider whether bidding as a...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 11-16-2017, 02:10 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,896
Posted By Numbers Nerd
She made it through, and seems to be in a good...

She made it through, and seems to be in a good alliance.
Forum: Bridge 11-13-2017, 02:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 369
Posted By Numbers Nerd
3. 3S. Partner doesn't know I have six spades...

3. 3S. Partner doesn't know I have six spades yet, the way I play. Also, 3D, my second choice, doesn't have as many diamonds as I'd like.
12. Double. This hand is too tough to show if I pass...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Personal Finance/Investing 11-09-2017, 01:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,124
Posted By Numbers Nerd
We did this 15 years ago, and the cost was $1000....

We did this 15 years ago, and the cost was $1000. Another data point for you.
Forum: Bridge 11-09-2017, 01:44 PM
Replies: 370
Views: 24,106
Posted By Numbers Nerd
On B, my assumed difference between 5S & 5NT is...

On B, my assumed difference between 5S & 5NT is that 5S knows what suit but not what level, while 5NT knows what level but not what suit. (I'm more certain about 5NT, mind you.) I look forward to...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Personal Finance/Investing 11-03-2017, 03:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 432
Posted By Numbers Nerd
Here are a few things to think about. 1. ...

Here are a few things to think about.

1. Your GLTD benefit is taxable or not, depending on whether you pay tax on the imputed income you derive from company-paid premiums. This will/should be...
Forum: Bridge 11-02-2017, 02:48 PM
Replies: 370
Views: 24,106
Posted By Numbers Nerd
Ok, I found none of these to be easy. [[spoiler...

Ok, I found none of these to be easy.
[[spoiler removed]]
Forum: Bridge 10-09-2017, 04:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 421
Posted By Numbers Nerd
The best suit I ever had

You hold, in a matchpoint game:
AKQJT9874
void
3
Q87

Yes, that is a solid nine-card suit, and yes, I held that exact hand in a local sectional event last Thursday.

Part 1
Partner opens 1D,...
Forum: Bridge 10-04-2017, 01:49 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,944
Posted By Numbers Nerd
You didn't ask me, but that is my agreement with...

You didn't ask me, but that is my agreement with all my partners.
Forum: Bridge 09-27-2017, 01:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 438
Posted By Numbers Nerd
This is a good problem. As I could, in rare...

This is a good problem. As I could, in rare circumstances, have a garbage Stayman hand, partner's double must show particularly good clubs. After all, he could wait for me to reopen with many good...
Forum: Bridge 09-21-2017, 02:37 PM
Replies: 370
Views: 24,106
Posted By Numbers Nerd
Wow, I haven't had this many outliers in a long...

Wow, I haven't had this many outliers in a long time!
Forum: Bridge 09-21-2017, 02:35 PM
Replies: 370
Views: 24,106
Posted By Numbers Nerd
[[spoiler removed]]

[[spoiler removed]]
Forum: Software & Technology 09-15-2017, 03:22 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,521
Posted By Numbers Nerd
Well, in 1980 I took my entire paycheck and...

Well, in 1980 I took my entire paycheck and bought an Intellivision console ($300) and five or so games (@$30 per). Just sayin'.
Forum: Bridge 09-14-2017, 05:31 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,944
Posted By Numbers Nerd
YouTube In the auction 1C - (1S) - 2D, opener is required...

In the auction 1C - (1S) - 2D, opener is required to bid. If he has 2=4=3=4 shape, he almost always will bid 2H, especially without a spade stopper. It actually only gets tricky when he has no...
Forum: Sports 09-14-2017, 02:15 PM
Replies: 399
Views: 27,117
Posted By Numbers Nerd
Should be a good test on Sunday night, especially...

Should be a good test on Sunday night, especially opening your new stadium. I'm hoping my Packers put up a stout defense, with their healthy secondary and solid pass rush, but you guys are tough at...
Forum: Bridge 09-14-2017, 02:12 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,944
Posted By Numbers Nerd
Following up on my last post: Over my 2S cuebid,...

Following up on my last post: Over my 2S cuebid, if partner rebids 3H, now I can be pretty sure partner is 5=6 in hearts and clubs. I can bid 4C now, which is forcing because my cuebid created a...
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