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Forum: FIRE and Money 10-19-2007, 07:46 PM
Replies: 20
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Posted By pinkmali
Re- taxable health insurance to more than 2%...

Re- taxable health insurance to more than 2% shareholder. The health insurance is reported as income, but further down the list on page 1 of the tax return is a deduction for self employed health...
Forum: FIRE and Money 01-29-2007, 08:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,408
Posted By pinkmali
Re: simple ira and tira

We use Vanguard. The administration site is as easy to navigate as the regular Vanguard site. Each fund you select is subject to $25/yr admin fee (we are using the Target funds). I usually pay from...
Forum: Young Dreamers 01-29-2007, 08:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,682
Posted By pinkmali
Re: How much Term Life??

A few of you mentioned the history of family members playing a role in the policies. How did the insurance companies find out about them? I'm assuming through a questionaire... Do you have to tell?...
Forum: FIRE and Money 01-29-2007, 07:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,408
Posted By pinkmali
Re: simple ira and tira

My husband and I have a Simple IRA setup through his Scorp. He has 1 employee who does not participate so we don't have to match his 3%. Obiviously, we choose to match 3% vs giving everyone 2%. I...
Forum: Hi, I am... 08-10-2006, 09:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,844
Posted By pinkmali
Re: Long Time Lurker

Actually, the match goes into the traditional 401k portion to be taxed upon withdrawl.

Since we aren't eligible for the Roth IRA, I have 1/3 ($5000) allocated towards the Roth 401k and the...
Forum: Young Dreamers 08-01-2006, 01:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,005
Posted By pinkmali
Re: calculation help

perfect. thank you
Forum: Young Dreamers 08-01-2006, 01:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,005
Posted By pinkmali
calculation help

I've searched high and low for a calculator to give me the an idea of how much I need to save for early retirement. I'm kind of working backwards from the typical calculators. Specifically I would...
Forum: Young Dreamers 07-10-2006, 09:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,219
Posted By pinkmali
Re: Kids & IRAs redux.

Martha - do you live in the midwest?* I've seen Sharon Scott in CPE presentations in Omaha.
Robin
Forum: FIRE and Money 06-20-2006, 02:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,398
Posted By pinkmali
Anyone a M* xray expert?

I'm just trying to use the morningstar xray function. I'm trying to tinker w/ my asset allocation and would like to see what happens if I were to trade funds. Does anyone know if you can do this w/o...
Forum: FIRE and Money 05-31-2006, 05:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,578
Posted By pinkmali
Re: Emerging Markets

I've been wanting to change part of my Roth IRA (10k) to Em Mkts (vanguard) but have been apprehensive b/c of the run up. Do you think now is the right time?
Robin
Forum: FIRE and Money 05-01-2006, 07:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,666
Posted By pinkmali
Re: AMT is getting too close .... Help

Have you run the numbers w/ different state witholding numbers (itemized deductions)? Last year I was able to, barely, avoid AMT by stopping our state withholdings. I did a tax projection in...
Forum: FIRE and Money 03-07-2006, 12:07 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 3,041
Posted By pinkmali
HSA & young children

I'm interested in HSA, but I wonder if I should hold off for a few more years because of our children. We have a 2 year old and a 5 year old. In thinking about the past year, I would guess that we...
Forum: Hi, I am... 01-12-2006, 12:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,683
Posted By pinkmali
Re: Hello from aspiring FIRE newby!

Thanks for the suggestions.

I have had my eye on the Star fund before, but was turned off by the high amount of bonds - 40%. In taking a second look, it's 10 yr performace is alot better than I...
Forum: Young Dreamers 01-11-2006, 05:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,492
Posted By pinkmali
Re: SIMPLE ira contribution limit

younger than 50 = 10k
over 50 = 12,500 w/ catchup provision
Robin
Forum: Hi, I am... 01-11-2006, 03:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,683
Posted By pinkmali
Hello from aspiring FIRE newby!

I came across this board recently and like the information/discussions.
Bio -
36yo, mother of 2 little girls, seasonal CPA, have rental real estate, part time controller of hubby's business. ...
Forum: Young Dreamers 01-04-2006, 09:27 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,289
Posted By pinkmali
Re: Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs)

(edit) there's more to it actually.* The transactions and receipts i'd have to keep up with would be something done outside of work.* Also, i wouldnt risk doing my 1040 at work!



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