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by Flyer24
Wed Jul 28, 2021 8:21 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: 529 question
Replies: 11
Views: 864

Re: 529 question

You can do either one (if your employer allows). I contribute from my bank account and the withdrawal goes back into my bank account. You can also have the 529 administrator send the withdrawal check directly to your school.
by Flyer24
Tue Jul 27, 2021 9:41 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Thinking of Dropping Out of International Stock Funds
Replies: 161
Views: 10378

Re: Thinking of Dropping Out of International Stock Funds

A series of posts discussing moderator actions or inactions were deleted. Use the report icon or PM a moderator as needed instead of publicly discussing how to control threads. Let's keep it focused on the OP. Thanks.
by Flyer24
Mon Jul 26, 2021 5:39 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What do you think you waste money on?
Replies: 16
Views: 1242

Re: What do you think you waste money on?

This thread has run its course and is locked (not personal nor actionable). General comment threads are off topic in the forums with "Personal" in the title. See: A reminder that non-investing general comment threads are OT - It must be personal . In other words, you must be asking about ...
by Flyer24
Mon Jul 26, 2021 3:06 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Rock Bands/performers that Have Stood the Test of Time
Replies: 48
Views: 1853

Re: Rock Bands/performers that Have Stood the Test of Time

This thread has run its course and is locked (not personal nor actionable). General comment threads are off topic in the forums with "Personal" in the title. See: A reminder that non-investing general comment threads are OT - It must be personal . In other words, you must be asking about ...
by Flyer24
Sat Jul 24, 2021 11:06 am
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Bitcoin tax free? I don't get this article
Replies: 2
Views: 498

Re: Bitcoin tax free? I don't get this article

As a reminder, cryptocurrency as an investment is off-topic. See: Greater Fool Investing Strategies Eventually, one runs out of greater fools. - Burton Malkiel Discussions of investment strategies based on securities or physical assets that have no underlying value or negative expected long term re...
by Flyer24
Fri Jul 23, 2021 9:27 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Help with incessant beeping in neighbor's house
Replies: 27
Views: 3273

Re: Help with incessant beeping in neighbor's house

A couple of posts suggesting trespassing on to the property to shutoff power were deleted. Illegal suggestions are not allowed on this forum.
by Flyer24
Thu Jul 22, 2021 5:47 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Utilizing Life insurance as a tax mitigation
Replies: 65
Views: 5188

Re: Utilizing Life insurance as a tax mitigation

Thread has run its course (contentious).
by Flyer24
Wed Jul 21, 2021 11:17 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Tales from this insane real estate market
Replies: 519
Views: 73713

Re: Tales from this insane real estate market

An off-topic comment about race has been deleted.
by Flyer24
Wed Jul 21, 2021 5:07 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Plan to change the way you tip when the minimum wage goes to $15 per hour?
Replies: 17
Views: 1115

Re: Plan to change the way you tip when the minimum wage goes to $15 per hour?

This thread has run its course and is locked (not personal nor actionable). General comment threads are off topic in the forums with "Personal" in the title. See: A reminder that non-investing general comment threads are OT - It must be personal . In other words, you must be asking about ...
by Flyer24
Wed Jul 21, 2021 4:31 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Tales from this insane real estate market
Replies: 519
Views: 73713

Re: Austin real estate seems to be slowing down

This thread has run its course and is locked (not personal nor actionable) . General comment threads are off topic in the forums with "Personal" in the title. See: A reminder that non-investing general comment threads are OT - It must be personal . In other words, you must be asking about...
by Flyer24
Tue Jul 20, 2021 8:09 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: place someone in assisted living against their wishes?
Replies: 2
Views: 810

Re: place someone in assisted living against their wishes?

This is family/legal issue that is off-topic for consumer or investing. Thread is locked.
by Flyer24
Tue Jul 20, 2021 2:13 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Buying an e-sim card for travel to Canada
Replies: 23
Views: 1427

Re: Buying an e-sim card for travel to Canada

Topic moved to Personal Consumer Issues.
by Flyer24
Tue Jul 20, 2021 7:58 am
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Should I use my 529
Replies: 14
Views: 840

Re: Should I use my 529

I would start using it and just cash flow at the end as needed.
by Flyer24
Mon Jul 19, 2021 11:23 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: [Getting a promotion, how do I negotiate a raise?]
Replies: 106
Views: 7156

Re: Post your 2021 promotions and raises

This thread has run its course and is locked (not personal nor actionable). General comment threads are off topic in the forums with "Personal" in the title. See: A reminder that non-investing general comment threads are OT - It must be personal . In other words, you must be asking about ...
by Flyer24
Mon Jul 19, 2021 10:15 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Cheapskate for not flying business class?
Replies: 88
Views: 12634

Re: Cheapskate for not flying business class?

Topic was unnecessarily bumped.
by Flyer24
Mon Jul 19, 2021 9:25 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Financial TV
Replies: 15
Views: 1375

Re: Financial TV

Topic has run its course.
by Flyer24
Mon Jul 19, 2021 5:05 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Noise cancelling headphones
Replies: 33
Views: 2398

Re: Noise cancelling headphones

I have the Bose QuietComfort 35. I have had them for about two years and love them. I travel extensively so it really drowns out the noise. The bluetooth is the way to go. It does get some discomfort if you try to sleep in a chair though. Overall, I would buy them again.
by Flyer24
Sun Jul 18, 2021 1:44 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Why does everyone recommend maxing out retirement 1st
Replies: 59
Views: 7241

Re: Why does everyone recommend maxing out retirement 1st

There is not any hard and fast rule that you should max retirement first. Everyone is different. You have to do what helps you find a balance. At least put aside enough to have a comfortable retirement. That is why 15% is a good start.
by Flyer24
Fri Jul 16, 2021 10:51 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Known Profitable businesses/interests
Replies: 2
Views: 644

Re: Known Profitable businesses/interests

Business questions are off-topic for this forum. Topic is locked.
by Flyer24
Fri Jul 16, 2021 12:47 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Should We Return to Cruising?
Replies: 58
Views: 4986

Re: Should We Return to Cruising?

Thread is continuing with a covid risk discussion which is off-topic. Thread is locked.
by Flyer24
Thu Jul 15, 2021 4:55 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Problems with the nanny
Replies: 25
Views: 1729

Re: Problems with the nanny

Covid risk discussion is off-topic as a medical issue. Thread is locked.
by Flyer24
Thu Jul 15, 2021 2:43 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Should We Return to Cruising?
Replies: 58
Views: 4986

Re: Should We Return to Cruising?

Covid risk discussion is off-topic as a medical issue. Topic is locked.

Update: See below --admin LadyGeek
by Flyer24
Thu Jul 15, 2021 9:18 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: What was your total cost of raising a child?
Replies: 12
Views: 965

Re: What was your total cost of raising a child?

This thread has run its course and is locked (not personal nor actionable). General comment threads are off topic in the forums with "Personal" in the title. See: A reminder that non-investing general comment threads are OT - It must be personal . In other words, you must be asking about ...
by Flyer24
Thu Jul 15, 2021 7:25 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: No Pension COLA: What to Do?
Replies: 108
Views: 10695

Re: No Pension COLA: What to Do?

Thread has run its course (contentious).
by Flyer24
Thu Jul 15, 2021 6:50 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Building new fence that neighbor may not want (California)
Replies: 12
Views: 1607

Re: Building new fence that neighbor may not want (California)

Topic is locked (neighbor relationship and legal
issues).
by Flyer24
Wed Jul 14, 2021 11:12 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: VTI in taxable vs Roth IRA?
Replies: 44
Views: 3920

Re: VTI in taxable vs Roth IRA?

Post was merged back to the original topic.
by Flyer24
Wed Jul 14, 2021 11:09 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Stopping Managed Fund
Replies: 2
Views: 403

Re: Stopping Managed Fund

Topic moved to Personal Investments.
by Flyer24
Wed Jul 14, 2021 8:07 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Raises for next year : Inflation
Replies: 6
Views: 860

Re: Raises for next year : Inflation

This thread has run its course and is locked (not personal nor actionable). General comment threads are off topic in the forums with "Personal" in the title. See: A reminder that non-investing general comment threads are OT - It must be personal . In other words, you must be asking about ...
by Flyer24
Wed Jul 14, 2021 7:12 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Dead-End Robocalls
Replies: 45
Views: 3306

Re: Dead-End Robocalls

This thread has run its course and is locked (not personal nor actionable). General comment threads are off topic in the forums with "Personal" in the title. See: A reminder that non-investing general comment threads are OT - It must be personal . In other words, you must be asking about ...
by Flyer24
Tue Jul 13, 2021 11:19 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Wifi to Ethernet connection?
Replies: 23
Views: 1963

Re: Wifi to Ethernet connection?

Topic is locked. Discussion of dishonest activities is not allowed. Using a neighbor’s signal is theft of service from the internet company.
by Flyer24
Sun Jul 11, 2021 8:22 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: partner addicted to vacations , eating out
Replies: 14
Views: 1972

Re: partner addicted to vacations , eating out

Relationship issues are off-topic for this forum. Thread is locked.
by Flyer24
Sun Jul 11, 2021 6:44 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Look ma no inflation!
Replies: 1
Views: 732

Re: Look ma no inflation!

This thread has run its course and is locked (not personal nor actionable). General comment threads are off topic in the forums with "Personal" in the title. See: A reminder that non-investing general comment threads are OT - It must be personal . In other words, you must be asking about ...
by Flyer24
Fri Jul 09, 2021 7:42 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Do you tell your kids you have money ?
Replies: 1
Views: 1134

Re: Do you tell your kids you have money ?

Topic is locked. Parenting issues are off-topic for this forum.
by Flyer24
Fri Jul 09, 2021 11:13 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Handling Panhandlers
Replies: 16
Views: 1410

Re: Handling Panhandlers

Topic is not a consumer issue. The thread is about dealing with people. Thread is locked.
by Flyer24
Thu Jul 08, 2021 7:41 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Pre Med College Pick
Replies: 7
Views: 935

Re: Pre Med College Pick

Topic is locked for moderator review.
by Flyer24
Wed Jul 07, 2021 9:56 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: 529 Funding Question
Replies: 4
Views: 528

Re: 529 Funding Question

Topic moved to Personal Finance.
by Flyer24
Wed Jul 07, 2021 9:49 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Property damage: who is liable??
Replies: 7
Views: 1281

Re: Property damage: who is liable??

Liability is a legal issue that is off-topic for this forum. Thread is locked.
by Flyer24
Wed Jul 07, 2021 11:59 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: How do you ban someone from paying your tuition?
Replies: 65
Views: 5380

Re: How do you ban someone from paying your tuition?

This is family disagreement that is beyond the scope of this forum. We are not going to get into ways of blocking a family member. Thread is locked.
by Flyer24
Mon Jul 05, 2021 11:30 am
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Spousal IRA (Roth) question
Replies: 6
Views: 387

Re: Spousal IRA (Roth) question

It doesn’t matter who the money comes from as long as you are married filing jointly.
by Flyer24
Sun Jul 04, 2021 9:56 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Have $400k or more annual Household income? Tell us your top 3 tips for Monthly investing
Replies: 24
Views: 4009

Re: Have $400k or more annual Household income? Tell us your top 3 tips for Monthly investing

This thread has run its course and is locked (not personal nor actionable). General comment threads are off topic in the forums with "Personal" in the title. See: A reminder that non-investing general comment threads are OT - It must be personal . In other words, you must be asking about ...
by Flyer24
Sat Jul 03, 2021 8:12 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Stock Picking
Replies: 151
Views: 10702

Re: Stock Picking

A disrespectful post was removed.
by Flyer24
Sat Jul 03, 2021 11:17 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: real "glass" lenses- refusal to prescribe
Replies: 2
Views: 638

Re: real "glass" lenses- refusal to prescribe

Dealing with a medical issue is off-topic for this forum. Topic is locked.
by Flyer24
Fri Jul 02, 2021 6:50 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Would you send your kids to a high school rated 3 of 10?
Replies: 91
Views: 6424

Re: Would you send your kids to a high school rated 3 of 10?

Eduction for children is a parenting issue which is off-topic for this forum. Thread has run its course (not consumer related).
by Flyer24
Wed Jun 30, 2021 1:05 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Citibank renegs on their promotion
Replies: 3
Views: 720

Re: Citibank renegs on their promotion

Topic is locked (rant).
by Flyer24
Tue Jun 29, 2021 7:14 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Inflation (anecdotal)
Replies: 4
Views: 709

Re: Inflation (anecdotal)

This thread has run its course and is locked (not personal nor actionable). General comment threads are off topic in the forums with "Personal" in the title. See: A reminder that non-investing general comment threads are OT - It must be personal . In other words, you must be asking about ...
by Flyer24
Tue Jun 29, 2021 5:56 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Target Retirement Funds fees
Replies: 23
Views: 1813

Re: Target Retirement Funds fees

Let’s stay focused on the OP please and not go off-topic. For reference, the fee listed by the target fund is the average expense ratio of the funds within it.
by Flyer24
Tue Jun 29, 2021 12:40 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: CC rewards and retirement account contribution limits
Replies: 15
Views: 949

Re: CC rewards and retirement account contribution limits

It counts just like a cash contribution towards your annual limit.