re: Memorial day long weekend in Savannah/Charleston - kaaj24 on 5/20/17 at 9:56 am
In Charleston I would do a carriage tour. Savannah bus tour. Each city has historical home tours with A/C which provides a lot of relief as it is very humid in the summer months. I would spend more time in Charleston than Savannah if you have a choice. Plantation tours outside the cities. Both citie...Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (0)
re: What to do in Indianapolis? - kaaj24 on 5/20/17 at 9:50 am
Catch an Indians game. Brick yard race and Indiana State Fair are in August I believe. Indy 500 museum Indy is a nice place to live/family but I don't see it as a tourist destination...Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (0)
re: anyone use a PEO like TriNet or JustWorks for their HR? - kaaj24 on 5/18/17 at 10:19 pm
Used oasis before. Worked for us with employees in multiple states. ...Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (0)
re: So we have decided to move to DFW - kaaj24 on 5/13/17 at 6:43 pm
We live in far north Dallas which we really enjoy the established neighborhoods and mature trees. Frisco/Allen/McKinney is nice but not for us. Traffic is only getting worse so pick a place to minimize commute if possible. Considering renting to get a feel for different communities if you can...Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (0)
re: Should I get away from using websites like hotels.com? - kaaj24 on 5/7/17 at 6:06 pm
[quote]I really do not care about the view. Upgrades are nice but I just need a place to shower and sleep. I'm looking to reduce costs on trips as much as possible. [/quote] I agree. Unless it's an anniversary or special occasion trip my only preference is cleanliness and safety. I don't spend a...Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (0)
re: Hotel Monteleone vs Royal Sonesta WWYS - kaaj24 on 5/7/17 at 6:04 pm
Now that I am older I prefer to stay off Bourbon St so I would pick HM. Royal Sonesta can be loud if you are staying on the Bourbon St side. Really can't go wrong with either choice....Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (0)
re: service industry employees who act like you are their friend & not their customer - kaaj24 on 4/16/17 at 10:34 pm
Trader Joe's people are great. Don't shop there if it triggers you...
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re: British Airways/Iberian: Philly to Athens, Greece: $551 - kaaj24 on 4/16/17 at 5:09 pm
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re: Portfolio advice - kaaj24 on 4/5/17 at 6:40 am
I think your allocations are similar to mine so I concur. I use index funds for 75% of my portfolio. If investment managers have trouble beating the market how will I do it with only a few hours a week to spare....Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (0)
re: Would You Give Up Eating At Restaurants To Save $7,000? - kaaj24 on 3/19/17 at 9:35 pm
My wife and I spend around $325 per month eating out. (excluding months we travel) We've cut back significantly on eating out 1) healthier options when you eat at home 2) save money ...Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (1)
re: Headed to San Antonio tomorrow for the weekend - kaaj24 on 3/4/17 at 7:02 pm
Had a good meal at La Fonda on main. It's a little pricey for Mexican food but we enjoyed it...Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (0)
re: 19k from previous employer 401k - kaaj24 on 2/21/17 at 1:02 pm
You can increase your emergency fund by investing in a Roth IRA (if eligible) if you don't feel 2 - 3 months provides enough cushion. That way you don't have too much idle cash. I personally like Vanguard ETFs like VTI or VOO (both are stock index funds). You may consider retirement date funds...Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (0)
re: 19k from previous employer 401k - kaaj24 on 2/21/17 at 12:16 pm
Yes, rollover into your own IRA. You will have many more investment options than an employer plan plus access to investments with cheaper fees. Sounds like you should work on building up an emergency fund for the moments where it does hit the fan...Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (1)
re: Advice needed on younger sibling debt - kaaj24 on 2/20/17 at 11:25 am
He doesn't appear to suffer any consequences for his actions and/or inaction as he is bailed out by your parents. Your parent's love is actually inhibiting his ability to grow into a financial responsible adult. This is happening more and more as children don't want to grow up and the parents are...Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (0)
re: How often do you make contributions to your portfolio? - kaaj24 on 1/10/17 at 8:30 pm
I make periodic stock purchases when I have accumulated at least an extra $2500. (2 or 3 times a year excluding Roth or 401K contributions)...Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (0)
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