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re: Why are 401k platforms so far behind other retirement plans? - Maderan
401(k) accounts are typically different than individual IRA or SEP accounts (unless you have a brokerage window option). There is usually only one trust account for the entire plan including all the investments for all of the participants. Then there is a software system (called a daily valuation...
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re: Stranger Things, Netflix original July 15 - Maderan
Yeah, really liked it. They managed to keep a relative level of tension through out most of the episodes. Very 80's nostalgic and if you grew up then it should be in your sweet spot. Read something where the directors said they were influenced by the Silent Hill video games for the look and obvio...
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re: Best revenue-producing investment for $750K - Maderan
Build your own revenue stream with dividend stocks if you aren't going to need the initial investment for anything big. Buy companies with a 20+ year track record of raising dividends. You will be getting between a 3-4% yield on initial investment and that should double to a 7-10% yield on initial i...
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re: Crater of Diamonds... Anyone been there?? - Maderan
Hot, miserable, and a waste of time....
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re: Question regarding my IRA investment fees - Maderan
High fees but that isn't always the end of the story. Performance is net of fees so if you have the option of a cheap fund with ok performance or an expensive fund with top tier performance the expensive one could still be the better option. For those less inclined to doing their own research I w...
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re: The cost of $100 million - Maderan
I have to agree that the MLS is a positive for US soccer but it still is way too limited to have great effect. Our biggest challenge is geography and the infrastructure needed. Both Germany and England are roughly the same size as the state of Louisiana. England has roughly 5300 clubs and 7000 t...
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re: 2016: Volvo XC60 vs Acura MDX vs Toyota Highlander - Maderan
2016 Honda Pilot...
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re: $250,000 income qualifies you for subsidized housing - Maderan
Not in NOLA for a family with several kids. In the Burbs maybe....
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re: $250,000 income qualifies you for subsidized housing - Maderan
[quote]This is such shite. I just want to reiterate that[/quote] :lol: I agree, not my actual expenses but it isn't inconceivable either. The car notes are only for prices in the mid 40ks so some of the keep up with the Jones types will be stretched even further. I also don't see any value in pay...
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re: $250,000 income qualifies you for subsidized housing - Maderan
New Orleans. $3,000 for a home payment equates to a $560,000 house with 20% down and a mortgage balance of around $450k plus annual taxes and insurance. If you are looking in a nice area here that is hardly a high price. Top private schools are all 18k+ per kid....
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re: $250,000 income qualifies you for subsidized housing - Maderan
[quote]So lets say you have a real nice house= $2500 a month note Nice cars- $1,000 a month note two little shits private school if needed= $1500 a month cable bill-$200 a month cell phone=$200 a month electricty=$200 a month gas= $250 a month groceries=$500 a month [/quote] Reality is mor...
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re: I made a costly mistake on last year's tax return..... - Maderan
They can be converted right away but...you want to avoid any issues with Step Transaction Doctrine. This Doctrine basically states that if the separate steps of non-deductible IRA contribution and subsequent conversion are done in rapid succession, there is a risk that, if caught, the IRS and Ta...
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re: Roth IRA not elegible for contribution - Maderan
Back door Roth will not reduce your taxable income....
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re: I made a costly mistake on last year's tax return..... - Maderan
If you can't contribute then you still can convert to a Roth. Make your contributions to a nondeductible Traditional IRA (made with after tax dollars so no tax deduction). Let the funds sit in that account for more than a month and then do a Roth conversion on the account. The conversion is a nontax...
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re: Life has no meaning anymore - Maderan
Actually life has never had a meaning or purpose. But that should be freeing and not depressing. Fill you life with love and you will be happy. Focus on anything else and life will never be as sweet as you could make it....
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re: DOL fiduciary standard rule - opinions from investors/advisors? - Maderan
The rule is much more about qualified plans (401k, profit sharing, etc) than accounts (IRA). It is going to impose fiduciary standards on the advisors selling qualified plans. It will essentially force them to go the fee route and align their decisions and recommendations with the interests of p...
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re: Secured LOCs: What is the point? - Maderan
Very low lending rates. Cheap access to capital. Easy way to pay off higher interest debt. ...
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re: Talk me out of a 7 Year - Adjustable Rate Mortgage loan - Maderan
Don't be afraid of the ARM just because of its bad reputation. We really benefited by using an ARM for our first house that we knew we were going to be out of in 5 years. We looked at what a 30 year fixed loan payment and amortization schedule would have been. Then we looked at ARMs but paying ex...
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re: Can't Hardly Wait vs American Pie - Maderan
Have to go with Empire Records or Mallrats over either of CHW and AP....
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