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re: What would you say the best financial decision you ever made was? - stonerolledaway
1)taking a job out of engineering school and sticking it out for 21 years for the lifetime pension. 2) rolling raises into deferred compensation 3)paying off house and staying there....
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re: Retirement - stonerolledaway
enough so you do not run out before you die....
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re: Realistic Retirement Amount and Age - stonerolledaway
2.5 million 4% withdrawal is $100,000. If you got there through savings and keeping expenses down, good to go. If somehow you got there through massive income streams and sloppy expense management, maybe not so much. Single here and just retired from state one year early with 63% of income and was l...
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re: My Roth IRA opinions - stonerolledaway
Most of my investment life was in complicated, high cost investments. Now I just have an account with Vanguard including a Roth and low cost index funds and I don't mess with them except to rebalance the stock/bond ratio to the 65/35-60/40 range. (total stock market index/total bond market index). I...
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re: Expensive New Car - stonerolledaway
What is your net worth? Are you trying to build net worth? How secure is that income? Add up all the costs involved and then estimate how many hours your arse will be in the seat and see how much the monstrosity will cost you per hour. If you decide to transfer your wealth to Detroit, the worker the...
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re: Financial suicide or a good investment? - stonerolledaway
What are your priorities on being financially independent? How secure is that income? Realize that the price isn't the only thing high. Maintenance, taxes, insurance, and utilities are higher as well. If you are not already wealthy please realize that buying expensive things does not make you wealth...
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re: How much money should I be saving from my monthly income? - stonerolledaway
Do you desire financial independence? Does early retirement appeal to you? If so, the answer is as much as possible. ...
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re: What Can Be Done To Prevent A Young Person From Dying Of Natural Causes? - stonerolledaway
they have been genetically manipulated to handle roundup which contains glyphosate which gets in the food and cannot be washed off. Google glyphosate and see if you want to be the guinea pig. ...
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re: Creative ways to encourage or deal with a SO who hasn't aged well? - stonerolledaway
The FDA has thousands of approved food additives. cook most meals at home with food with these absent if possible. Also, try to avoid foods that have been raised with roundup or glyphosate. avoid gmo foods if possible. Don't believe that stuff on fat unless its trans fats or cheap vegetable oils, he...
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re: What Can Be Done To Prevent A Young Person From Dying Of Natural Causes? - stonerolledaway
The FDA has thousands of approved food additives. cook most meals at home with food with these absent if possible. Also, try to avoid foods that have been raised with roundup or glyphosate. avoid gmo foods if possible. Don't believe that stuff on fat unless its trans fats or cheap vegetable oils, he...
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re: Would You Give Up Eating At Restaurants To Save $7,000? - stonerolledaway
saving money is just the tip of the iceberg of the benefits. If trying to build wealth, you should probably only go out when you need a break from your own cooking....
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re: Here's how much money you should have saved at every age - stonerolledaway
it all comes down to what your priorities are. Much of our lives is buying crap we don't need, with money we don't have to impress people we don't like. I know one thing, the lower my expenses are, the sooner I can retire or at least have more freedom. ...
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re: Here's how much money you should have saved at every age - stonerolledaway
do not focus on salary or income, focus on expenses and try to get 25 times expenses to retire. the best thing about saving isn't the money in an account but keeping expenses down and life style creep in check. ...
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re: Personal Finance Lessons from Ben Franklin - stonerolledaway
8. The Accumulation of Money Is a Means to an End Luke 12:15 - And He said to them, "Take heed and beware of covetousness, for one's life does not consist in the abundance of the things he possesses." 12:16 - Then He spoke a parable to them, saying: "The ground of a certain rich man yielded plen...
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re: Personal Finance Lessons from Ben Franklin - stonerolledaway
3. Invest in Yourself "If you want to have more time and money in the long-term, then in the short-term you need to invest some of your money, and a lot of your time, in yourself. Instead of squandering these valuable resources on fleeting pleasures, invest them in things that further your healt...
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re: Personal Finance Lessons from Ben Franklin - stonerolledaway
2. Be Self-Sufficient "he escapes the frequent vexation of waiting for barbers, and of their sometimes dirty fingers, offensive breaths, and dull razors; he shaves when most convenient to him, and enjoys daily the pleasure of its being done with a good instrument." slightly different but I can...
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re: Personal Finance Lessons from Ben Franklin - stonerolledaway
1. Understand the True Value of Things When I take a little time and with patience you can avoid the trendy price phase of many items. ...
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re: Help Pick Funds for 529 Plan - stonerolledaway
VITPX is a total stock market index fund. there really is no need for other stock funds since it captures the entire stock market return minus the low expense ratio. The only other funds would be a bond index fund. I currently have about 60% stock and 40% bond and probably will keep that allocation ...
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re: HSA as super retirement vehicle - stonerolledaway
[quote]If an individual was to switch to a traditional PPO insurance plan, won't he then be taxed on his HSA holdings?[/quote] as far as I know, the HSA is your account and safe from taxes as long as it is for medical expenses. If you switch plans, the contributions cease but the account continue...
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