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Forum: Young Dreamers 03-02-2020, 02:36 PM
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Posted By mageedge
On your last question (not silly!) - yes, it's...

On your last question (not silly!) - yes, it's about tax efficiency. As much as possible within your overall asset allocation plan you want to place the least tax efficient instruments in tax...
Forum: Young Dreamers 02-27-2020, 01:10 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,318
Posted By mageedge
I followed a similar path to that which you plan...

I followed a similar path to that which you plan - PhD and first 'career' job at 29. I chose government admin rather than academia but the financial dynamics were similar. Retired and FI at 57. You...
Forum: Travel Information 01-08-2020, 09:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 954
Posted By mageedge
For London museums the 'big ones', like the...

For London museums the 'big ones', like the British Museum, are big for a reason - don't miss them!
After that, go a little off the beaten path and check out Sir John Soane's Museum, a wonderfully...
Forum: Travel Information 11-30-2019, 06:01 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,747
Posted By mageedge
I didn't activate the sim prior to leaving the...

I didn't activate the sim prior to leaving the States however I did email the vendor and specified an activation date (as directed in paperwork that accompanies SIM). The date I specified was 1 day...
Forum: Travel Information 11-30-2019, 03:46 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,747
Posted By mageedge
Europe SIM card

One data point on this topic - just returned from a month in Portugal and Spain. Used the UK Three simcard from Amazon - $21.67, included 12gb, 3000 minutes and 3000 texts.
Worked well - mostly 4g,...
Forum: Travel Information 06-23-2019, 09:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 761
Posted By mageedge
Most London museums open around10 a.m. on Sundays...

Most London museums open around10 a.m. on Sundays and are always worth the time. For an interesting change try the Sir John Soane's Museum - set in his old London town house it contains a varied...
Forum: Travel Information 05-14-2019, 11:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 529
Posted By mageedge
Both Bank of America Premium Rewards and Chase...

Both Bank of America Premium Rewards and Chase Sapphire Reserve count parking lots+garages as "travel".
Forum: Travel Information 03-16-2019, 04:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 692
Posted By mageedge
Sounds like you're fleshing it out. Not sure how...

Sounds like you're fleshing it out. Not sure how close to Aldgate East your hotel is but London Bridge is 20 minutes from the station. Tower Bridge is closer - is that the one you meant? London...
Forum: Young Dreamers 03-13-2019, 09:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 580
Posted By mageedge
basics in both countries are similar - there is a...

basics in both countries are similar - there is a mandatory government-sponsored contribution scheme that provides an 'old age pension' and numerous voluntary 'tax advantaged' options that wage...
Forum: Travel Information 03-10-2019, 02:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,104
Posted By mageedge
+1 on the long underwear suggestion - pair of...

+1 on the long underwear suggestion - pair of thin merino baselayer pants take up the space of a napkin and provide all the warmth you need with your regular travel pants. Heavier pants will not be...
Forum: Travel Information 03-09-2019, 10:21 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,256
Posted By mageedge
As others have noted, Oyster Card wil be your...

As others have noted, Oyster Card wil be your best transport option around town. Unfortunately Aldgate East is not convenient for Heathrow (if option still available you may consider changing...
Forum: Travel Information 08-16-2018, 05:41 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 6,000
Posted By mageedge
$10/day sounds expensive when you can buy a local...

$10/day sounds expensive when you can buy a local SIM in Europe that will give you 1gb of data (or more) for the same price. One blogger in Greece recently got 10gb of data for 8 Euros.
If you are...
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