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re: Tax Deduction - New Laptop - fasdit
[quote]Taxing Tiger Unreimbursed employee business expenses are deductible. However, only those amounts in excess of 2% of your Adjusted Gross Income are includable as an itemized deduction. [/quote] Wonderful! My income is low enough that this purchase will meet that requirement even if I only ...


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Tax Deduction - New Laptop - fasdit
Does anyone have experience taking the price of a new laptop as a tax deduction? More specifically a laptop that is used 50% of the time for work and 50% of the time for personal. I will be purchasing a new one before the end of the year at around $1200. I understand that if I was running a smal...


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re: Flat fee payment processing with BitPay - fasdit
I'm not suggesting that they would necessarily jack their spread that high though. I mean, if they want to compete with traditional electronic transactions on [b]only[/b] the basis of cost (and not anonymity!) then it would be in their best interest to set their spread so that it would always transl...


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re: Flat fee payment processing with BitPay - fasdit
[quote] WikiTiger If $5 equals .04 bitcoins and BitPay quotes a price of .042 bitcoins, well, people aren't stupid. They will pick up on these things, especially if it's a standard practice. [/quote] I can envision a possible scenario where BitPay is the only payment link between the merchant's ...


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re: Airline CCs for low spenders - fasdit
Update. I've ruled out the Delta AMEX Gold as a choice. Apparently they recently ditched the $99/yr companion credit for airline tickets. With this in mind and after crunching the numbers to estimate my rewards at my rate of spending this card simply is not a good value compared to other offering...


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re: Airline CCs for low spenders - fasdit
[quote]40Rouge Since you don't use a credit card too much, it's not going to matter if you get an airline specific card or just an overall rewards points card. You're not going to realize any perks any time soon.[/quote] That was basically the same conclusion I came too after a quick calculation...


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re: What to do with zero balance store credit cards? - fasdit
I was wondering about this too. I have one CC with zero perks and am seriously considering dumping it in favor of a rewards based card. Is it really true that my debt/limit ratio will increase if I leave a second card open, but [b]never[/b] use it?...


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re: Airline CCs for low spenders - fasdit
The Capitol One Venture card does look nice. I'm still leaning towards the Delta Gold AMEX. I am going to plug both of them into a spreadsheet and attempt to estimate my real world rewards earnings minus annual fees over a period of 5 years. I've heard that there is a way to get a targeted of...


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Airline CCs for low spenders - fasdit
I am considering opening a frequent flyer miles credit card, but I am not a big credit spender. Many of these programs appear to be skewed in favor of people who spend a lot and fly a lot. Is there any room for the little guy? I would appreciate some advice from the pros on Money Talk. The Delta Gol...


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re: Gary Johnson hurts Obama - fasdit
I am voting for Johnson.... and would have voted for Obama otherwise. Romney's old fashioned charge of religious ideology and pro war on drugs is a deal breaker for me. ...


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re: I cannot figure out the logic of this. - fasdit
Angry Beavers, Have you simply tried asking your warehouse workers in person? Probably way more effective then us speculating. ...


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re: Need legal/financial advice: I sold a car on ebay motors - fasdit
I own and have possession of the car and title. The title is still in my name. I stated that I had the title and full ownership of the vehicle in my listing...


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Need legal/financial advice: I sold a car on ebay motors - fasdit
What up money talk, I may have an issue with an Ebay buyer playing games with sending me a full payment and need some advice. I sold a 1968 Oldsmobile Cutlass (project car for a rebuild) for $2825 on 9/23/11. The rules of my auction stated that I required a $1000 deposit within 48 hours and full ...


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re: I have 320 ounces of silver coins. Should I cash it in? - fasdit
Maybe when the precious metal bubble bursts people will start buying stocks again?...


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re: Suggestions on Corporate Bonds? - fasdit
I loooked over the series I bonds. There are 2 rates. The fixed rate: Currently 0.00% The CPI-U inflation indexed rate: Currently 2.30% Which are manipulated with this equation (Fixed)+(2 * Semiannual Inflation)+(Fixed * Semiannual Inflation) to equal a composite rate of 4.60% I don'...


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re: Suggestions on Corporate Bonds? - fasdit
Tirebiter, I am more interested in the short term for the aforementioned five thousand dollars. Could you elaborate on the "maybe" for short term corporate bonds. ...


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Suggestions on Corporate Bonds? - fasdit
I am relatively new to the vast world of investing. One topic that I am almost completely in the dark on is corporate bonds. Let us supposed I have extra $5000 sitting around that I would like to earn interest on while maintaining low risk. At a glance it would make more sense to buy an investmen...


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re: Dividend ReInvestment Plans - fasdit
P2294 nailed it! I found a PDF file explaining the whole process too! Wells Fargo it is. ...


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re: Dividend ReInvestment Plans - fasdit
I don't want an index fund because I am only interested in investing in a small number of specific companies on an individual basis. ...


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re: Dividend ReInvestment Plans - fasdit
That sight looks sketchy as hell. I'm not down with that. I need a more legit holding company for Albemarle....


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re: Dividend ReInvestment Plans - fasdit
It looks like computer share would work for Intel, but Albemarle does not come up on their list?...


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Dividend ReInvestment Plans - fasdit
Hey everyone! I want to enroll in a company sponsored DRIP, but don't know how too. The two I had in mind were Albemarle (ALB), and Intel (INTC). I have the general idea. 1) Both of these companies require an initial ownership of shares for enrollment. I own shares of both. 2)There are en...


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re: Louisiana arrogance? - fasdit
Nah, you're not being a cynical bitch. You make a great point. It is a good idea to address potential problems with the economy in advance. However, I think that as of right now the economy is doing well, and I can offer an outside perspective. It is difficult for me to comment on Louisiana as ...


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re: "Tiger Land" is quickly becoming "Gardere Land" - fasdit
[quote]Duckie:You can thank the group that has petitioned Tiger Land for the last 15 years to take down the dress code signs.[/quote] That is ridiculous. The main issue here is about the sketchy low income characters that live in the apartments [i]around[/i] tiger land, not the people who are att...


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re: Obama says little short-term help for gas prices - fasdit
All I heard Obama say was: You take your car to work I'll take my board And when you're out of fuel I'm still afloat...


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re: Gay marriage could cause Muslim violence - fasdit
After reading over this post I had an epiphany: Muslim violence could cause gay marriage!...


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re: Why was there a constitutional amendment to outlaw alcohol? - fasdit
[quote]I will take a wild-ass guess that the major reason is that back then alcohol was a vastly bigger social problem than today. I've read somewhere that the per capita alcohol consumption at the time was around a pint of hard liquor every day. Basically everyone was thoroughly drunk and the only ...


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