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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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Suggestions for Recycling or Repurposing Old Hardware - RickAstley
I have between 4-5 Xboxs and Xbox 360s that have experienced some failure in their lifetime. For example, the red ring of death. I really do not care to bring them back to life unless someone has a suggestion that makes too much sense to get them working again. I am looking more towards some suggest...
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What CC services do you take advantage of? - RickAstley
Does anyone take advantage of additional services that your card provides such as travel insurance, concierge, discounts, etc...? And if so, what are they? Any suggestions for making it a habit to review and use these services when making purchases, rather then completely forgetting these perks exis...
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OT Business Intelligence Experts - RickAstley
How did you get in the field, and what are your suggestions for experienced developers that are looking to join the ranks?...
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Tips on reducing costs of a big vacation - RickAstley
What are some suggestions for maybe scoring a discount/upgrade on hotel, flights, food, etc... when vacationing 5 days or more? How does the board feel about contacting a travel consultant to assist with planning? Background: I am looking at a week long vacation plus 2 days of travel in about 6...
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Tahiti, Cook Islands, or Hawaii for Honeymoon? - RickAstley
I am looking at any of these options for a honeymoon. I would go to an island in the Caribbean, but the wedding is during hurricane season. If you have been to either, or a preference to one over the other please provide me some feedback on why you chose that location and how was it. My intent wa...
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Vanguard Mutual Fund Recommendations? - RickAstley
I made a slip up on my math for taxes last year and I am getting a $1300+ refund. Combine it with some money I have sitting in checking and I am interested in dumping it into either a new Vanguard fund, or dollar cost averaging it into my current VDAIX holding until I can convert to Admiral Shares. ...
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CVS To Stop Selling Cigarettes By October - RickAstley
How do you guys feel about that? I know several here are invested in Philip Morris, and some might on CVS stock. Does this begin a trend for other companies to stop within the U.S.? [link=(http://www.businessweek.com/news/2014-02-05/cvs-caremark-to-stop-selling-cigarettes-tobacco-by-october)]LINK...
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Engagement Ring Thread - RickAstley
I am seeking the board's advice for purchasing an engagement ring. It has been on my radar for sometime and now I am about to go through with the process of buying one. From the beginner's standpoint, what do I need to research about rings and diamond quality, and what is the ideal place to purchase...
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