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re: Save for house or retirement? - PlanoPrivateer
$725 every 2 weeks is $18,850 a year. Max out your Roth and you’ll still have $13,000 to save towards a house. Live at home for a couple of years and you’ll have a decent down payment on a starter home. Owning a home is a big commitment. Don’t forget insurance, taxes, utilities and upkeep. Do...


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re: AT&T is on my Watch List - PlanoPrivateer
Good to know. I may regret holding off. I just think part of it is I haven’t bought or sold anything for a while and I have the itch. I need a trading “fix” if you will....


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AT&T is on my Watch List - PlanoPrivateer
While I am patiently waiting for a correction to buy, AT&T is getting close to a buy price ($34.25 or below) for me. Nice dividend play. I already own some just looking to pick up some more at a good price....


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re: New Job: Transfer old 401k to new or Rollover to IRA - PlanoPrivateer
Rollover into an IRA. You have many more options of what to put your money in....


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O-T Lounge
re: 1-mth-old son referred to neurosurgeon for craniosynostosis (helmet pic p. 14) - PlanoPrivateer
Best of luck. I just said a little prayer and will say another when my head hits the pillow tonight....


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re: How big of a joke is the "Kelly file"? - PlanoPrivateer
[quote]Maybe the dumb bitch can have more credible people than what she has right now[/quote]Missed it. Who, specifically, did she have on that you are referring to?...


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Money Talk
re: Using a Credit Card as down payment on car - PlanoPrivateer
I asked this question a couple of years ago when buying a Honda. Was told we could buy using a credit card. We had the cash to pay off right away but I wanted the 2% cash back we would get. Later we were told we could only put a deposit of 10% or 20% (don’t remember the exact %) on the credit car...


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O-T Lounge
re: I have 25 minutes to make a connection in Dallas to Lafayette - PlanoPrivateer
Are you on American? Then you have a good chance. ...


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Tiger Rant
re: Player Insurance - Paid for by University - A&M paid 50K - PlanoPrivateer
[quote]Is that legal?[/quote]I don't pretend to know if it is legal or not. But, I would be surprised if A&M didn't run this by the NCAA first....


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Tiger Rant
re: Underprivileged Tiger Fans - PlanoPrivateer
I once gave some tickets I couldn't use to Big Brothers. They were very thankful. You may want to consider them....


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re: turnover rate and roth ira - PlanoPrivateer
Not an expert but I believe turnover rate is only one consideration that is part of total return. A mutual fund, just like you or me, will encounter higher expenses if we trade a lot. Also, a lower turnover rate may indicate a less active management style. For example, an index fund. If a mutual...


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Food and Drink Board
re: LA ranked 4th best state in US for food/drink - PlanoPrivateer
I can't bitch too much about that list....


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Political Talk
re: Do you believe in Social Security choice? - PlanoPrivateer
Do I believe in Social Security choice? My answer would be, yes. However, I think the average taxpayer, at this point in time, is better off with it. There are several reasons some of which have already been mentioned. Many people would spend the 6.2% instead of invest it. Others would choose l...


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re: Tomorrow, 7/8, is the ex-dividend date for AT&T (T) - PlanoPrivateer
[quote] but that seems rather high for such a large company[/quote] Agree that is one of the reasons I have some shares of AT&T and have it on my watch list. It may be one of the first stocks I buy more of if the long awaited correction ever happens. :lol:...


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Tiger Rant
re: Why do so many of you care what other people think of Miles? - PlanoPrivateer
[quote]What you read/hear in the media isn't what actually goes on, e.g the Saban/Texas idiocy. [/quote]You are right about this but if you don't think Texas was interested in getting Saban then, I believe, you would be wrong....


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O-T Lounge
re: If you're separated but not yet divorced, should you wait to date? - PlanoPrivateer
A Legal Separation should be able to protect you. I'd check with an attorney in your state which appears to be Florida. ...


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Money Talk
re: Best Guess When it's time to Pull out the Market? - PlanoPrivateer
Buy low and sell high. At least you’d have the sell high part right. Unless, of course, the market continues to rise. I’m now semi-retired and holding steady about 50% stock and 50% bond mutual funds in my retirement accounts. In my stock trading (non-retirement money account) I am holding what ...


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re: (8/8/14 Updated standings are on page 8.) Predict the 12/31/2014 market prices. - PlanoPrivateer
Thanks for the update but not happy with the standings. I need the stock markets to jump and interest rates to jump even more. Even though there are 6 months left it looks like I can say, "wait until next year."...


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Outdoor Board
re: Hurricane Season is upon us, what does your supply list look like? - PlanoPrivateer
Cash is a good thing to have plenty of. ...


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Money Talk
re: Vanguard Funds - PlanoPrivateer
I didn't have to request the upgrade to Admiral fund. Vanguard notified me and it was pretty much automatic. I don't know if they still do that or not....


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