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re: Just married- tax edition - Big Saint
[quote]My understanding is that if you are married at all during the year, you need to claim married for the whole year.[/quote] You can claim whatever you want on a W4. Question is how much do you want to potentially owe or receive as a refund when you file your taxes next April? I claim sin...
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re: Borrowing from 401k for home loan - Big Saint
[quote]I won't see gains in my portfolio as fast as Atlanta home prices are rising[/quote] No guarantee here. People thought the same 10 years ago and are still in a hole....
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re: Activity Rec's for Kau'i & Maui - Big Saint
Moutain biking down Waimea Canyon on Kauai was really cool. It also basically a coast downhill just not as steep as Haliakala in Maui....
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re: Rehearsal dinner for 100 in New Orleans - Big Saint
[quote]Went to one in the airplane building of the WWII museum. It was baller.[/quote] That would be a great one. Can't imagine it comes on a budget....
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re: Rehearsal dinner for 100 in New Orleans - Big Saint
[quote]Big family[/quote] No one's family is that big. It should be for immediate family members not every 2nd cousin and uncle Larry you have. Geez. That's why there is a reception after the wedding....
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re: Boom to bust: Crude oil costing families - Big Saint
[quote]A year ago, Merlin Price Jr. was working as a safety engineer on an oil rig in south Texas. Like many in Morgan City, offshore work was all he knew; [b]He'd been doing it for 35 years.[/b] [/quote] Sounds like old Merlin needs to work on his retirement planning... I feel bad for the you...
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re: What is up with dress pants? - Big Saint
[quote]8" from the top of his shoes.[/quote] And he probably wasn't wearing socks either right? I absolutely don't get that trend either....
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re: Best 401K matches you have heard of - Big Saint
[quote]Sadly, I bet very little take advantage of this, if accurate.[/quote] Not much to take advantage of. They can still only put in the max of $18,000 a year. Many guys can hit that with one or two game checks. Edit: It's still great to be able to max out your retirement account at less tha...
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re: Financing a purchase via 0 interest credit cards - Big Saint
[quote]The downside is that your utilization will be too high.[/quote] That's only a factor if he plans on buying a house soon. Other than that it wouldn't negativity affect him. Assuming he already has a 700+ score of course....
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re: Credit Card Rewards and Points Discussion - Big Saint
[quote]And this also include any Award stays (unlike Marriott).[/quote] Actually this counts towards status on Marriott as well now. New change sometime last year. Not that I disagree with anything else you said as he should stick with SPG for now....
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re: home audio question - Big Saint
A 4 zone system is not just a simple system. You will be needing multiple receivers for sure especially because it doesn't sound like you're going to pony up for one that can do 3 zones by itself. ...
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re: What Would You Invest $25,000 In? - Big Saint
[quote]Fair enough. What would you do with it?[/quote] Do you have any other investments? I'd personally open an account at Fidelity or Vanguard and get in a couple broad market funds that have no commissions and low fees. They both offer funds with a $3,000 minimum or even cheaper fees for a $10...
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re: What Would You Invest $25,000 In? - Big Saint
[quote]Any recommendations for a safe investment with a decent rate of return?[/quote] :lol: How safe and how decent a rate of return are we talking here? I probably wouldn't put the entire $25,000 in all at once since I don't think the market is done going down yet. ...
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re: Hold off on starting a Roth? - Big Saint
[quote]No, you only get to contribute $5500 per tax year. [/quote] Yeah $5,500 for 2015 and $5,500 for 2016 is $11,000. That's what the poster above meant since you are still able to make contributions towards 2015 tax year till tax date. I think you should make the contributions that you are...
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re: google stock - Big Saint
[quote]By the way, no offense intended Big Saint. I sometimes come off as more harsh than I intend. [/quote] :cheers: No point in arguing. Everyone has valid points and the OP hasn't been in the thread for the last 20 posts or so....
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re: Oracle just revealed how much money Google makes from Android - Big Saint
[quote]Note that these revenues and profits are lifetime numbers, not past year or anything. In the larger scheme of things when it comes to Google, this is quite negligible.[/quote] I missed this detail. That does make it very negligible then. ...
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re: Oracle just revealed how much money Google makes from Android - Big Saint
I'm curious as well. I don't know how the analysts will interpret it since Google doesn't ever disclose this information. They have no previous basis to go on. ...
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re: google stock - Big Saint
Little irritated with this board's obsession with every minute detail of someone's finances no matter what the topic is on most of these threads. That's all....
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re: google stock - Big Saint
[quote]Other than his age and the approximate value of his IBM, nothing else is known about the OP.[/quote] And on this point... Nothing else needs to be known. This board is not his financial adviser and he never asked anyone to be in the OP. It was a simple question that I'm sure he wanted a si...
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re: google stock - Big Saint
[quote]And anyone who doesn't understand the value of diversification, especially as one nears retirement age, probably should keep his advice to himself.[/quote] Yeah because I'm the one who doesn't know what he's talking about in this thread... No idea if you specifically meant that towards ...
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