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Today 03:59 PM
Best home 'weather station'
Can you recommend a good quality home weather station that will give me wind speed and rainfall along with the normal readings like I get from my current Acurite? I see a wide range of models and... (0 views, 0 replies)
Today 03:55 PM
Class of 2016
Planning on January of '16! (22,461 views, 168 replies)
Today 03:54 PM
Caller ID spoofing / FCC complaints
So since they use your name and number for caller ID, aren't you afraid that if they actually took action on this, they might come after you? :facepalm: Of course, they'd need to receive some... (138 views, 8 replies)
Today 03:46 PM
Calculating SS When FIRE'ing Under 40?
:laugh::laugh::laugh : So true ... So true ... By then, the world reserve currency will be the Yuan, and we'll be 99% foreign large cap (158 views, 5 replies)
Today 03:38 PM
Hiding Wealth from Your Wife
Is any really surprised, didn't think so. Move on, nothing to see here. (4,067 views, 71 replies)
Today 03:19 PM
Women's World Cup
Highest viewership ever for a US Soccer match, men or women! Fox and Telemundo finished with a combined 26.7 million viewers for the U.S.-Japan FIFA Women’s World Cup final last night, marking... (1,002 views, 42 replies)
Today 03:16 PM
Yes, the IMF has much more US presence/input than the other "troika" organizations. It should be noted that the IMF has shown no particular special skill in discerning what will happen in Greece... (12,446 views, 409 replies)
Today 02:49 PM
Poll: Do You Plan to Upgrade to Windows 10?
Extended support for us is just security updates. Non-security updates are not provided to home users. That's pretty much what I told you in the correction of my July 4 message that I posted... (2,793 views, 102 replies)
Today 02:48 PM
Sold the second car this evening.....
No. There are two of us: 1 crossover, 1 coupe, 1 pickup & 2 motorcycles. And, may buy another motorcycle. (1,824 views, 39 replies)
Today 02:47 PM
What have you read recently?
The Martian was the last book I read. Will keep the above in mind. Have the 'The Boys in The Boat' about the University of Washington Olympic rowing team circa 1936 but I haven't managed to start... (121,672 views, 2,115 replies)
Today 01:50 PM
LOL!'s Market Timing Newsletter
I see now that some of the EWX and EM drop is because oil prices have dropped quite a bit today. So I have submitted a limit order to pick up some more shares of EWX, but maybe the order won't get... (55,821 views, 410 replies)
Today 01:47 PM
When to coast?
"I'm 37, planning to stop saving heavily at 40 and let compounding do the work while I either dial back work or dial up spending or both. For others planning similar, how are you analyzing the... (3,584 views, 49 replies)
Today 01:43 PM
Laurence Kotlikoff - Maximize my SS.com
Well, that's about the break-even on the portfolio. I think it can be looked at different ways as to making 'sense' or not. As we've discussed, spousal benefits, desire to leave money to... (10,784 views, 200 replies)
Today 01:32 PM
Roth 401k Rollover
I'm doing 401k/Roth 401k rollovers for DW now. I don't think rollovers count as contributions as far as early withdrawals are concerned. And the 5 year rule is always a fun one to figure out. Our... (145 views, 6 replies)
Today 01:15 PM
35 Year Old Sailor prospecting "early retirement"
Congrats, you're doing great. But you may want to look into a Roth IRA again and see if it might not be helpful for you given additional flexibility on withdrawing contributions. (151 views, 3 replies)
Today 12:59 PM
Sure-fire contender for the 2015 Darwin Awards
When I see warnings like that I have to believe that somewhere, somehow, someone was actually dumb enough to do that. And then I ask myself "How could that person possibly have survived childhood?" (815 views, 20 replies)
Today 12:50 PM
FIRECalc v Fidelity RIP v Financial Mentor BRC
I understand what you are saying. Having a constant inflation plugged % does not seem good either. Not sure if any current retirement calculators can run Monte Carlo on the inflation % on top of... (1,033 views, 12 replies)
Today 11:47 AM
Any FIREd folks use TIAA-CREF?
IIRC The expense ratio on my CREF stock funds has been in the 0.5% range. Most index funds at Vanguard have much lower expense ratios at around 0.17%. Admiral shares can be really cheap. The... (359 views, 7 replies)
Today 11:08 AM
Old Savings Bonds - Didn't Think The Time Would Arrive
Since savings bonds do not receive a cost basis step-up upon the death of their holder, they provide a little-known unique way to create on-demand income in respect of a decedent. The executor of a... (1,435 views, 20 replies)
Today 11:04 AM
New car options?
My wife and I only drive maybe 10,000 miles a year, total so yeah we don't spend that much on fuel. Good luck with your search! Oh, one other thing - those cars can be expensive to maintain... (2,288 views, 82 replies)
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