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Best recommendation for Best Buy Purchase? - RickAstley
I've got a $30 gift card and a 10% discount that expires this weekend. Any notable smart devices I should shop around for?...
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Tax Refund Correction Question - RickAstley
I filed both my federal and state taxes already. My wife just got a document in the mail for her checking account that earned $10 in interest. Should I complete a correction to my tax return? How much risk am I facing by not acknowledging this $10 in interest in her checking account?...
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LED Bulbs and Surge Protection - RickAstley
I am transitioning my light bulbs one-by-one from incandescent to LED. Do I need to offer any protection to these bulbs that normally would not apply to incandescent? How about smart bulbs (wifi or bluetooth enabled LED bulbs)? Am I going to risk losing a swath of bulbs after a storm comes through?...
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Looking For Advice About Rent Payments and New Landlord - RickAstley
I am about to begin renting with a new landlord. The landlord has requested rent payments by cash or money order to establish a payment history before accepting checks, etc... Does this seem odd or is this a common practice? I do not know how to reassure the landlord that I will not pay with a bad c...
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What Should Be Considered Before Owning a Rental Home? - RickAstley
Looking for advice from the board. I am interested in knowing what type of costs and considerations I should be aware of before dipping into the realm of owning a rental house. I currently do not own any property and I am renting at this time. The idea I am toying with is to continue renting where I...
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Company 401k and transaction dates - RickAstley
My company offers a 401k plan with a company match (50% of employees investment up to 6% salary). In the past they have always transacted the investment 1-3 days after payday (Example: Paid on 09/30 and 401k investment on 10/02). Recently I have noticed they are transacting the investments 10 days o...
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What new gagdet are you buying this Christmas? - RickAstley
I have been researching the Philips HUE Bridge and lighting system to install at home: [link=(http://www.apple.com/shop/product/HJE22VC/A/philips-hue-homekit-upgrade-bridge-for-current-hue-bridge-users)]LINK[/link] I am curious what others are researching for new tech gadgets this year....
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Suggestions For Issue Tracking, How-Tos, Documentation - RickAstley
I am looking for suggestions for web services that provide the ability to record coding issues, solutions, how to do a certain implementation, etc... similar to a Wiki site. Any recommendations for these capabilities? This is something a team would collaborate together through, as well as save us fr...
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Requirements From Software Developer To Software Architect - RickAstley
What are some suggestions and requirements for a software developer to be elevated to a software architect role? For board members that have experienced this career change, what are some of the pros and cons of being an architect versus a developer?...
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5 Years Outlook For A Given Career - RickAstley
I will be embarking on my fifth year at my current company, and fifth year in my field in October. I have mostly been satisfied with my employer, although there was a stretch where I heavily considered chancing a switch. As of now, I am happy with my salary and benefits, but I am having trouble seei...
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Problem With Ordering Wife's Free Credit Report - RickAstley
I ordered one of my three free credit report's yesterday without any issue, but stumbled hard when ordering my wife's. She doesn't know the exact answer for some of her verification questions. As a result, she was unable to get a copy of one of her three free credit reports. A few questions: Is t...
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Money Saving Phone Apps - RickAstley
I was introduced to Walmart's Savings Catcher feature on their phone app this weekend and a whole new world has opened up to me. I am curious if any of you have other recommendations similar to this? FYI: The Savings Catcher feature lets you scan your receipt and Walmart will compare the items pu...
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Suggestions For Lowering Monthly Bills? - RickAstley
I have seen people here report ways for reducing the costs of their monthly bills, and I am interested in taking some of those steps. I have had AT&T's U-Verse internet service for 6 months, and they recently increased the rate by a $1. Tiny increase, yet frustrating because there is nothing in the ...
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Article On Managing Taxable and Tax Advantaged Accounts - RickAstley
For anyone who is looking for direction on what to purchase across their accounts, here is an informative [link=(https://personal.vanguard.com/us/insights/article/tax-time-kilroy-082014)]LINK[/link]. The article is geared towards allocation and taxes, but offers a chart at the bottom with a general ...
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How Does Your Salary Compare To Others? - RickAstley
If you research the average salary for your position across the U.S. how do you stack up against it (using information from sites such as Glassdoor, and recruiting firms)? I am not necessarily asking about how you compare to your associates in the same position within your company. I am approachi...
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Marriage Roth IRA and Tax Questions - RickAstley
These questions are based on a status of Married and filing jointly for 2014 and going forward. Roth IRA: We both qualify and plan to max out our 2014 contributions towards our Roth IRA. My concern is if my wife makes less than $5,500 or if she does not work at all in 2015 will we still be able ...
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MT: Keeping The Course - RickAstley
One thing I have learned from this board (and I have been reassured from outside of the board) is to keep the course with investing. So far my investing career is 2 years old with a horizon of 30-40 years at least. Per the suggestions in investing planning, I have increased my contributions with eac...
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How To Manage Accounts For Marriage - RickAstley
I am looking for feedback regarding managing monetary accounts when married. Some background to start: Both have: Mutual funds/stock ownership in a taxable account Checking Savings Credit Cards One has: Retirement (Roth IRA and 401k) We wish to get feedback on what approach to take in ...
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Summer Time Cooling Clothing - RickAstley
Does anyone have suggestions for clothing with a cooling effect to wear? Much less under a suit? Sweating is unavoidable, but lately its been pretty intense wearing business attire. I am looking for suggestions for cooling materials....
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Deconstruction and Recycling Opportunities - RickAstley
Does anyone here do any work involved with deconstruction, salvaging, and recycling? If so, I have a set of follow up questions for you: 1) How did you get started? 2) Perks of being in the field? 3) Downsides of being in the field? 4) For someone who wants to dabble into the field (such as blig...
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