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re: Thinking of Opening My Own Music Lessons Store - Thoughts to consider? - Teddy Ruxpin
Someone we met here does the online music deal. I don't know how well it does but for a lot of folks that's on the back burner to whole freedom to do whatever in life. Being married with no kids helps too....
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re: HSA as super retirement vehicle - Teddy Ruxpin
[quote]Can you explain why it would be beneficial to max your IRA before maxing your 401k? [/quote] Part of the theory was because a lot of 401k plans had high fees and bad options, and therefore, to counter that opening your own account that you could invest in whatever you wanted with less fee...
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re: I am sick of New Orleans' "funky vibe." - Teddy Ruxpin
[quote] I lived in NOLA for 30 years. The city went from a nice place to a 3rd world shite hole, almost overnight[/quote] Things were better when there were over 400 murders a year?...
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re: I am sick of New Orleans' "funky vibe." - Teddy Ruxpin
[quote]You ever been to Ashville NC?[/quote] Being recently moved to Austin from NO, I feel like OP doesn't even know. But Asheville is one of the weirdest fricking towns I've ever been to. As in, I don't how it even exists as a thing. The airport is basically straight out of Kitty Hawk. Drum c...
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re: Dumbest things you've ever heard on a date... - Teddy Ruxpin
"I thought the Superdome was bigger" We were in the NO arena at a Hornets game. :lol: I married her. To be fair she had only lived in NO a year and been to one Saints game....
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re: Map of 60+ nations when asked which country is the biggest threat to world peace - Teddy Ruxpin
I find it interesting India picked Pakistan but Pakistan didn't pick India. Indians really don't like Pakistan. :lol:...
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re: Marriott properties in Paris... - Teddy Ruxpin
I assume Marriott because of points? Also look at Starwood due to merger. If it's just a brand preference disregard....
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re: Owner of FedEx gambled company's last 5k to keep doors open (1971)... - Teddy Ruxpin
[quote]In 1971, Fred Smith founded the company with $4 million of inheritance[/quote] That's a huge inheritance in 1971. He came from some money. Surprised he didn't have connections for $22,000....
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re: Taxes on the wealthy - Teddy Ruxpin
[quote] You can't compete with zero[/quote] Of course you can. Availability of skilled labor, quality of life, hell, even where the Execs would prefer to live can all play a part in relocation discussions. Taxes is a piece. An important piece, but a piece....
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re: This Job Market Stinks - Teddy Ruxpin
[quote]Similar experience for me. Applied to 33 jobs[/quote] I think my last job search I put out something around 90. 33 is kinda low. Both ways are probably the wrong way to go about it. Have to make connections....
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re: Don Trump, Jr's 2008 statement - Teddy Ruxpin
[quote]Trump’s son Donald Trump Jr. made this claim at a real estate conference in New York in 2008, saying “Russians make up a pretty disproportionate cross-section of a lot of our assets.” Donald Trump Jr. added, “we see a lot of money pouring in from Russia.” [/quote] Rich oligarchs from Russ...
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re: Credit Card Rewards and Points Discussion - Teddy Ruxpin
Wouldn't you know a few days after mentioning how I haven't gotten a Korean Skypass offer in some time that could prove useful, the credit card fairy delivers a 45,000 point offer to my mail box. Going to grab these and hopefully be able to book Africa saving 45k UR....
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re: How was your life affected by the #DayWithoutImmigrants today? - Teddy Ruxpin
I heard a guy (Hispanic) complain he couldn't get tacos at a place he likes today....
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re: Credit Card Rewards and Points Discussion - Teddy Ruxpin
For those who have applied for Amex Biz cards. Similar process like Chase where Sole Proprietorship and little to no revenue works? Want to jump on this supposed 35K Starwood biz offer. Thanks,...
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re: Can any of you Trumpkins explain this cringworthy example of stupidity. - Teddy Ruxpin
[quote]President Trump...can you help relieve the stress of the Jewish community around the world who believe your administration has bigoted racist and xenophobic views. [/quote] [quote]Jewish people, a daughter a son in law, 3 grand children [/quote] So, the "Jewish Community" is worried p...
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re: Credit Card Rewards and Points Discussion - Teddy Ruxpin
[quote]Are you a Merril Lynch customer? I wanted this card but I was just declined. It went pending review and I called recon. The crazy CR complemented me on my credit file and score but said they can't approve because I have "too much" available credit. What a joke. I hung up and applied for three...
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re: 9 days in Peru - highlights, pics, etc. - Teddy Ruxpin
[quote] And more importantly do I need to get an adapter for my electronics[/quote] For "high tech" electronics like digital cameras, phones and laptops, you will not need a voltage converter. Their power cords will do that for you. For dumb electronics like hairstraighteners and blow dryers,...
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re: Offers to buy former Six Flags in New Orleans East to be scrutinized? - Teddy Ruxpin
[quote]The final date of the park's operation was October 30, 2005[/quote] You snuck in right before Astroworld closed. Y'all were dedicated....
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re: Places that still have $X minimums to use a credit card - Teddy Ruxpin
[quote] All the credit card companies who process the transactions. Standard terms of service for all major credit cards forbid a merchant from charging different prices as a condition of their processing your transaction[/quote] I'm sure it's been covered but I'll just reply to you. This has...
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re: Americans Greatly Overestimate Economic Mobility - Teddy Ruxpin
I'll have to read the study to know, but there's a difference between if this study followed the bottom 20% as a statiscal group as opposed to using IRS tax records to follow actual individuals. A study I read some time ago using the latter method found the last majority of those in poverty moved ou...
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