| Money Talk|| re: Solo 401(k) Add the Spouse question - again - igoringa on 2/25/15 at 9:13 am|
[quote]So, if my math is correct your "12% penalty" is $2,640 but you're saving at least $7,000 or more in taxes - just multiply the $26k (22k salary to her plus her portion of the employer contribution) by your tax rate and compare. Your wife's employer contribution should be able to get to about $...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Screw Austin. - igoringa on 2/23/15 at 6:53 pm|
[quote]You should never move here then. Please tell the entire State of California as soon as possible![/quote]
Too fricking late... those people are like locusts all over this town.
| Political Talk|| re: Should clean energy be subsidized the same as fossil fuels? - igoringa on 2/23/15 at 6:46 pm|
[quote]My standard is that whether the government collects 1% or 100% in taxes, it should not arbitrarily favor a certain person, corporation, or sector of industry.[/quote]
So you are against gasoline taxes? Would you not acknowledge that direct arbitrary additional tax dwarfs any perceived sub...
| Political Talk|| re: Should clean energy be subsidized the same as fossil fuels? - igoringa on 2/23/15 at 6:43 pm|
Sales Based Taxes: $30.6 Billion
Other Taxes/Duties: $36.4 Billion
So presumably this is one of those times where we say it isn't passed through to the consumer?[/quote]
All taxes are passed on to the consumer - thus we should all remember when filling up that for every $...
| Political Talk|| re: Should clean energy be subsidized the same as fossil fuels? - igoringa on 2/23/15 at 6:32 pm|
Exxon Mobil Profit in 2013: $32.5 Billion
Taxes on Exxon Mobil Activity:
State and Federal Income Tax (all nations): $31 Billion
Sales Based Taxes: $30.6 Billion
Other Taxes/Duties: $36.4 Billion
Total Tax Load: $91.2 Billion
To be clear, S/Hs get $32 Billion, Taxmen get $91.2 Bi...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Fun things to do in Houston - igoringa on 2/20/15 at 10:35 am|
Broken record but children's museum is best I have seen and zoo is pretty cool. Unique experience would be to go to Brazos bend park and walk the paths - will see a ton of gators all around you. (And sometimes on te trail). Pretty neat. You pass George ranch on the way if you go Sugar Land route...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Sedona, AZ, and ideas of things to do there - igoringa on 2/20/15 at 10:32 am|
My favorite place in the world.
And damn I want to see a javelina! I hear they are nasty bastards but want to see it.
Too many awesome hikes to name - but broken arrow to chicken point in the morning before the jeeps are out is always a favorite. ...
| Money Talk|| re: Solo 401(k) Add the Spouse question - again - igoringa on 2/20/15 at 10:29 am|
One bump and I will let it die.
Just curious as to folks take....
| Political Talk|| re: CNN: Obama's understanding of the root causes for terrorism is nonsense - igoringa on 2/19/15 at 6:21 pm|
[quote]Lots of unemployed young people can lead to major problems as history shows us. Probably one point the administration was trying to make.[/quote]
And if the Vienna art school had just accepted.....
It will be a terrible day when the first terrorist funded by our 'collaborations in entre...
| Political Talk|| re: Obama's Speech Just Now At the Conference. Wow. - igoringa on 2/19/15 at 10:08 am|
The moral equivalency angle is just damaging and BS.
If predominantly muslim countries were vibrant democracies with high respect for human rights - then perhaps we can talk in terms of complete isolation of the extremism in a non religious context.
But they are not. These countries, as a bas...
| Money Talk|| Solo 401(k) Add the Spouse question - again - igoringa on 2/19/15 at 9:58 am|
I asked this a few months ago and it resulted in a gem of guidance that saved me a ton.
But back to the original question - I am curious as to the take of the money wizards.
Facts: Solely 401(k) for my single person LLC. This allows me to put $18K + 35K (if income is sufficient) away.
| Political Talk|| re: Democrats who voted for Obamavcare complain that people have to pay for it - igoringa on 2/16/15 at 5:11 pm|
[quote] If we had true universal healthcare, like most decent first world nations, this would not be an issue.[/quote]
Having lived under the Canadian system for 25 years and have enjoyed the US for 15 years - I can safely say you are either extraordinarily ignorant or just plain stupid.
| Soccer Board|| re: There is no point living anymore - igoringa on 2/16/15 at 2:45 pm|
Moleman - 5 yr green card rule is reduced to 3 when you marry and get sponsored by an american...
| Money Talk|| re: Credit Card Rewards and Points Discussion - igoringa on 2/13/15 at 5:10 pm|
[quote]Collect AA points. Get the Barclay's USAir card if you haven't already. 125k RT needed in biz class if that's what you're aiming for.
Get the Chase IHG card 18-24 months before you're planning to go. The Intercontinental Thalasso is 50k points/night. I believe there is a 70k point offer o...
| O-T Lounge|| re: (Not Common Core)-- Why are they teaching math this way? - igoringa on 2/9/15 at 4:09 pm|
[quote]So you are upset because your kids have to prove they got the answer without cheating?[/quote]
No, he is upset because in the work cited, they took the most basic of questions and required the kids to solve it a specific way (doubles facts) which requires memorization because doing it the ...
| O-T Lounge|| re: (Not Common Core)-- Why are they teaching math this way? - igoringa on 2/9/15 at 2:02 pm|
[quote]I really like the doubles line of thinking to be honest...makes sense to me.[/quote]
Whatever works :cheers:
Again, I like the kids being taught strategies, as long as the objective and result is balanced. I get frustrated a little with the simplistic questions (where my kids know the...
| O-T Lounge|| re: (Not Common Core)-- Why are they teaching math this way? - igoringa on 2/9/15 at 1:53 pm|
[quote]Maybe...I honestly don't recall it specifically with the second grader.[/quote]
this is not my kids school, but this is pretty much the same. introduces double facts in second grade to allow use of double plus 1 strategy.
| O-T Lounge|| re: (Not Common Core)-- Why are they teaching math this way? - igoringa on 2/9/15 at 1:48 pm|
I think again a common issue is that common core itself is just not being implemented correctly.
For example, ultimate memorization (the point I have argued is lacking) is a requirement of common core. For example, 2nd grade:
Fluently add and subtract within 20 u...
| O-T Lounge|| re: (Not Common Core)-- Why are they teaching math this way? - igoringa on 2/9/15 at 1:36 pm|
[quote]Mine were not...which was my point. Everyone is/was not being taught to memorize these. [/quote]
Were they ever asked to solve a problem using their 'double facts'? If so how did they do that? Not arguing, just curious
[quote]He learned to count by 5's and 10, but I wouldn't call it m...
| O-T Lounge|| re: (Not Common Core)-- Why are they teaching math this way? - igoringa on 2/9/15 at 1:22 pm|
[quote]This. It doesn't benefit anybody to bitch about the curriculum when doing homework and makes the child resent math and their teacher in some cases.[/quote]
Completely agree - as much as I hate some of it, I make it appear to my child, while doing the homework, that it walks on water.