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Forum: Young Dreamers 10-16-2016, 07:20 AM
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Posted By jags86
Unless you live in a super posh neighborhood...

Unless you live in a super posh neighborhood 10k/mo in expenses is certainly not normal. That implies you are making north of $160k/yr without any 401k contributions, more if so. That's 3x the median...
Forum: FIRE and Money 11-19-2015, 10:32 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 6,834
Posted By jags86
My apartment requires quarters for the washers...

My apartment requires quarters for the washers and dryers...it's a necessary evil to pick up $20 in quarters a month.


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Forum: FIRE and Money 11-19-2015, 06:24 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 6,834
Posted By jags86
If you think keeping a checkbook register is old...

If you think keeping a checkbook register is old fashioned I saw a woman at Valley National Bank the other day take money out of her passbook savings account. I was shocked that A) these still...
Forum: FIRE and Money 10-21-2015, 08:29 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 11,315
Posted By jags86
Not free--you paid $0.02/point by virtue of not...

Not free--you paid $0.02/point by virtue of not using a 2% cash back card.

The points game is never free travel--it's deeply discounted travel. Something I always have to remind myself.

...
Forum: FIRE and Money 10-20-2015, 11:58 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 11,315
Posted By jags86
FYI Sallie Mae Mastercard is no longer available....

FYI Sallie Mae Mastercard is no longer available. Sorry :-/
Forum: FIRE and Money 10-19-2015, 05:06 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 11,315
Posted By jags86
I think it really depends on a few things: ...

I think it really depends on a few things:

1) Your overall spend per year
2) Where you spend is
3) Your penchant to shuffle several cards
4) Do you value cash back or travel rewards/do you have...
Forum: FIRE and Money 05-28-2015, 07:16 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,982
Posted By jags86
I still think the best way is to get the Blue...

I still think the best way is to get the Blue Cash Preferred from Amex and buy Amazon gift cards from the supermarket at 6% cash back. If you and your spouse each have a card, the $12000 grocery...
Forum: FIRE and Money 04-19-2015, 06:02 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 15,099
Posted By jags86
I'm 29 and about 750k away from that $1 million...

I'm 29 and about 750k away from that $1 million mark. If I had $1 million today, I would probably go find myself a super low stress job in the 30-35k range...and not worry about having to save any...
Forum: FIRE and Money 02-05-2015, 03:17 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 13,305
Posted By jags86
Maybe that includes 2 high earners who will be...

Maybe that includes 2 high earners who will be receiving max social security benefit? Around 72k/yr for a couple who wait till 70, correct?
Forum: FIRE and Money 01-29-2015, 05:45 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,004
Posted By jags86
I received a 15% bonus.

I received a 15% bonus.
Forum: FIRE and Money 01-07-2015, 08:53 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,447
Posted By jags86
Sorry to highjack the thread but I had a question...

Sorry to highjack the thread but I had a question about stable value funds.

My 401k offers a stable value fund with a 3% fixed rate of return. Would this be a suitable alternative to holding...
Forum: Young Dreamers 11-19-2014, 08:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,786
Posted By jags86
Hi Moore, 1) so I have a personal policy...

Hi Moore,

1) so I have a personal policy which I simply charge on a corporate Amex. They just pay for it. It's great because I have silly amounts of coverage (300k/500k) and ultra low deductibles...
Forum: Young Dreamers 11-14-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,786
Posted By jags86
Hi! Thank you for the post. I should point...

Hi!

Thank you for the post. I should point out (and perhaps I wasn't clear) I do not save 50% of my net. I save about $1100/$3150 net.

My monthly expenses are:

Rent: 900 (out of 1500 total...
Forum: Young Dreamers 11-14-2014, 03:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,786
Posted By jags86
Age 28, new to the forum, suggestions/comments welcome

Hello all,

I am new here and I was hoping to share my financial life and get some suggestions where appropriate.

Age: 28
Location: Northern NJ

Assets:

401k: 141k (invested 100% in s&p...
Forum: Travel Information 11-03-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,724
Posted By jags86
Traveling with an adult child of opposite gender.

Just be careful where you go. When my girlfriend and I went to France/Belgium/Netherlands we were surprised to find 2 of the 3 hotels we stayed in had NO separation of the sleeping quarters and the...
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