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re: Good High-Yield Savings Accounts? - Hand
Amex is 0.80%....


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re: How wealthy are you? - Hand
[quote]THE AVERAGE NET WORTH OF THE ABOVE AVERAGE PERSON Age Avg Total NW 22 $ - 23 $ 20,000 24 $ 45,000 25 $ 70,000 30 $ 239,500 35 $ 418,000 40 $ 643,000 45 $ 891,000 50 $ 1,171,500 55 $ 1,511,500 60 $ 1,908,500 65 $ 2,420,500 Source: FinancialSamurai.com 2014[/quote] ...


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re: How wealthy are you? - Hand
[quote]Your Wealth Index (WX) is 0.064[/quote] [quote]You are a UAW[/quote] [quote]Note that it is difficult for people under 30 to reach the ranks of the PAW or BA unless you start out with significant assets before working. The under 30 crowd should be happy just to be not ranked as a UAW[/q...


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re: Advice on how to raise capital for a start up - Hand
That's hefty. Fundersclub and the like or Go to a decent sized regional CPA firm that also does wealth management --- if they are worth a damn they will help you connect the dots. There might also be some micro private equity firms in the nearest large city. or SBA loan with a UCC on ...


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re: Can anyone confirm or deny AAPL's dividend change post split? - Hand
[quote]so didn't change much then i think right? [/quote] They upped it 7.87% from $3.05 ($12.20 annual) to $3.29 ($13.16 annual) and made it divisible by 7....


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re: What are your monthly expenses vs monthly income - Hand
[b]Gross:[/b] Taxes 21.73% Disposable Income: 78.27% Expenses 28.88% Debt Service 7.56% Discretionary Income: 41.82% Savings 41.82% [b]Expenses:[/b] Utilities 7.64% Food 7.19% Transportation 6.32% Housing 4.50% Other 4.93% Insurance 3.16% Consumer Leverage Ratio: 0.36x...


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re: Myth or truth existence of IRM72 retirement plans - Hand
So I googled it. It's a scam. All they're explaining are DRIPs. DRIPS are some huge secret? The rule of 72 is some huge secret?...


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re: Where does the money come from when banks loan it out? - Hand
[quote]Lend it out at 5-10% Pay out 1-3 % Think about it.[/quote] Why do ROAs consistently and almost universally hover around 1.00%? At a 1.00% ROA, how much new interest income less cost of funds less cost of acquiring new interest income less cost of some place to store the paperwork a...


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re: Apple reportedly very close to buying Beats Electronics for $3.2B - Hand
[quote][quote]Dumbest purchase ever.[/quote] Much cheaper than buying Pandora or Spotify. They want to improve their music distribution. It isn't that ridiculous of a purchase. Only time will tell. [/quote] Consumers don't want to own content anymore. We're too fast paced. Consumers want steamin...


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re: Most efficient use of Amex points - not airfare or hotels - Hand
Gift cards to Zappos and Brooks Brothers are the best deals for things that I actually use. $50 per 5000pts = 1% Most other offers fall well below that....


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re: Borrowing money to invest - Hand
No. I've had family members offer me money to invest for them. I had a very honest discussion with them and politely refused. My family uses money as a means of guilt and guilt as a means of control. I wouldn't want my relationships to be jeopardized in any way any more than what they are already. ...


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re: Personal Sweep Accounts - Hand
No offense, you can call it whatever you want, but that's what it is. Sweep accounts go in the opposite direction. Any balance over a certain amount gets swept into a product with a higher interest rate. The purpose of revolving lines of credit (or any debt product for that matter) is to meet ...


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re: John Cena Grants 400th Request for "Make A WIsh" - Hand
Met Cena backstage at a talk show he was doing. Brief impression was that he's an all around good dude....


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re: Personal Sweep Accounts - Hand
Yes. Most of the big banks. Read the disclosures. For lines tied to checking accounts for automatic overdraft protection, not only is it higher rates, but banks now charge a transfer fee. Some lines that require you to initiate the transfer on you own through online or mobile banking don't have the ...


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re: Bill and Budget Organization - Hand
My financial situation is fairly simple (i.e, not married and no kids). [b][A] Set up autopilot[/b] [link=(http://blogs.wsj.com/wallet/2009/06/24/how-to-put-your-money-on-autopilot/)]LINK[/link] I used to set reminders, but that still caused too much stress because of the demand of my professi...


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re: How does one short a stock? - Hand
You have to have a brokerage account and the account has to be a margin account (i.e, you can borrow against the value of the account). Then, it's as Dr Rosenrosen explained. ...


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re: Anyone have experience with personal investor websites/micro venture? - Hand
Is that your subtle way of telling me that you're ballin'? If so, :bow:. I presume that you will not find the answers you are looking for here because of the aforementioned restrictions on that type of investing. Beyond that, I can't comment. I am not ballin' :lol:. Most accredited investor...


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re: Anyone have experience with personal investor websites/micro venture? - Hand
Like what? You need to be an accredited investor (income of $200,000 per year for the last two years or $1,000,000 net worth) to do what your talking about. As far as I know, the JOBS Act provisions for general solicitation for equity "crowd funding" for the general population haven't been ruled...


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re: Did you get paid today? - Hand
[quote]Just went back and looked and my paycheck is $4 higher than the end of last year. Four Dollars.[/quote] Mine too. Federal income tax. Everything else is in line with what I was expecting....


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re: Modem/Router All in One - Hand
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