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Location:Reno, Nevada
Biography:I created the song behind the Rick Roll
Interests:Rick Rollin', Gingers
Occupation:Music Maker & Soul Stealing
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Registered on:5/1/2011
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Heads up, $25 off at Best Buy - RickAstley
If you order $100+ and use Visa Checkout for payment [link=(http://www.bestbuy.com/site/misc/visa-checkout/pcmcat748300659335.c?id=pcmcat748300659335)]LINK[/link]. This expires on 1/21. I've been shopping around for home automation items and hard drives recently. I figured some tech board members mi...
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re: How often do you make contributions to your portfolio? - RickAstley
I contribute to my Roth IRA and 401k bimonthly. I contribute to my taxable account once a month (did the taxable account for a year and took a break for the past 2. Resumed contributions last fall). I've been investing for 5 years now and have re-balanced only once, which was end of 2015. I plan to ...
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re: Official WINK HUB Home Automation thread - RickAstley
I am still broadening the scope of my smart tech knowledge. Does Sense measure total power consumption of your home? I saw where the Belkin Wemo Switch is being replaced with a model very similar to iHome's smartplug. I haven't decided how they are charging $35 for the mini-plug and $40 for the o...
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re: Official WINK HUB Home Automation thread - RickAstley
[quote]Ihome plug now 19.99 clearance at BB&B[/quote] Can you pair the iHome smart plugs with your Wink hub? $20 is a reasonable price for smart plugs, but the newer plugs are a bit more interesting. Belkin's Wemo Insight plug includes energy monitoring and is $10 more than their base plug, Wemo ...
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re: Business Expenses - Advice Needed - RickAstley
[quote]There is a line of thinking out there, that I am not a huge fan of, that indicates that if you work from home and do not have a regular office outside the home, by claiming the home office deduction, any driving you do for work is basically deductible, since you would have no commute to an of...
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re: Business Expenses - Advice Needed - RickAstley
Thanks Poodle, I'm currently trying to total up the miles and costs involved. I am a bit confused by your second statement: [quote]The amount of mileage you can claim must be reduced by the commuting distance from your home to your regular place of employment.[/quote] My primary work location ...
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Business Expenses - Advice Needed - RickAstley
I am requesting the MT's advice about work trips that I made earlier in the year and did not expense (Long story short, I'm an idiot). [u]Details about these work trips:[/u] - Roughly 290 miles of driving in my own personal vehicle. 145 each way to office location and then back home - I had ho...
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re: Sad news about a MT poster - RickAstley
We need more people like THF. RIP :wah:...
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re: Questions for the Tech Hobbyists - RickAstley
Thanks for the feedback and you certainly have quality input for the board's consumption. I am overall impressed with how you are able to keep your projects a focal point in your personal life. [quote]Do you still enjoy tech projects?[/quote] Yes, I do get enjoyment from the projects, but stru...
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Questions for the Tech Hobbyists - RickAstley
1) How do you manage your time? 2) Do you have a technical background (degree, job or both)? 3) Do you work a full-time job? 4) How many hours (rough estimate) do you spend a week towards your hobbies? 5) Advice you have to the board to get started and stay motivated? 6) What are some projects ...
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re: Inside OpenAI: Elon Musk's Wild Plan to Set Artificial Intelligence Free - RickAstley
Reading about Elon's activities in the world bring out two different worlds of feels for me. One side is excited about the future and the possibilities. The other feels bad knowing how little my contributions impact society and that I simply complain to much....
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re: Roth IRA not elegible for contribution - RickAstley
I don't have any suggestions for the OP, but whether you are in debt or filthy rich, this board welcomes posting contributions and feedback from all. This thread could generate ideas that are applicable to anyone looking to reduce their taxable income....
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re: Best recommendation for Best Buy Purchase? - RickAstley
[quote]Don't think $30 will get you too far. A chromecast maybe? ETA: Unless you meant your budget isn't $30 [/quote] I should have added, $30 is not my total budget (nothing defined). I am more so curious if there is any devices I could put a considerable dent in on cost with both combined....
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Best recommendation for Best Buy Purchase? - RickAstley
I've got a $30 gift card and a 10% discount that expires this weekend. Any notable smart devices I should shop around for?...
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re: Married couples and joint/separate bank accounts - RickAstley
My wife and I use separate bank accounts for now. We might revisit going the joint approach in the future, but it has not been an issue for us thus far....
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re: Tax Refund Correction Question - RickAstley
Thanks for everyone's feedback. I will wait it out based on the overall opinion. If IRS comes my way I will bump this thread with updates at that time. :usa:...
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re: Information for my fellow Real Estate Investors - RickAstley
I do not have anything to add information-wise, but thanks to all for this thread! There is some great information being shared here and I am appreciative of everyone's efforts :cheers:...
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Tax Refund Correction Question - RickAstley
I filed both my federal and state taxes already. My wife just got a document in the mail for her checking account that earned $10 in interest. Should I complete a correction to my tax return? How much risk am I facing by not acknowledging this $10 in interest in her checking account?...
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re: How often do you get a raise? - RickAstley
I currently receive a raise on an annual basis. I am also still at the early stages of my career and nowhere near the ceiling. If I stay at my respective company I can see the annual raises ongoing for the foreseeable future. If I changed jobs for an increased salary, raises might be hard to come by...
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re: What do you consider as Middle Class in America today? - RickAstley
My thoughts on the matter center around your ability to live with what you make. If you are buried in debt or make next to nothing and struggle day-to-day financially you are lower class. Middle class is a person/family that is able to buy a house, support themselves as well as others, and budge...
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