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re: Random WWII fact. Treblinka - gpburdell
[link=(http://www.fallen.io/ww2/)]http://www.fallen.io/ww2/[/link] If you've never seen this take a few minutes and watch. It's amazing how many lives were lost in WW2. The numbers are unreal in today's world. ...
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re: Nightflyers premiers tonight on SyFi ... - gpburdell
This is based on the book/short stories written by George RR Martin who wrote Game of Thrones. I believe all episodes will be available immediately online similar to Netflix....
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re: Old HSA account is being charged a fee - gpburdell
Fidelity now lets u open individual HSA account which you can rollover old HSA accounts into. No monthly/yearly fee....
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re: George RR Martin: It’s not like I’ve been on a 7-year vacation, I’ve written other things - gpburdell
[quote]I love the Wild Cards series. Would make a great series.[/quote] Announced last week [link=(https://www.denofgeek.com/us/tv/wild-cards/257612/wild-cards-george-rr-martin-superhero-series-coming-to-tv)]https://www.denofgeek.com/us/tv/wild-cards/257612/wild-cards-george-rr-martin-superher...
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re: Thoughts on AT&T Fiber Internet? - gpburdell
[quote]are you allowed to use your own router or do you have to use theirs?[/quote] You have to use their gateway-router as it has ATT certs which are needed to connect to the service. There are a couple different ATT gateways but you should be able to put it in bridge mode which would let you...
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re: Need better internet speeds - gpburdell
[quote]How slow is 6.6 mbps?[/quote] I have ATT fiber gigabit and getting 700 Mbps download and 900 upload Mbps. Upload is just as important for online gaming. You want at least 50-100 Mbps For online gaming you should avoid wifi . As others mentioned using an ethernet cable is the way to g...
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re: Vanguard or Fidelity - gpburdell
Fidelity is superior as a financial services company. Vanguard investment products used to be clearly superior but not so such a big difference as before as there are so many low cost index options now. Though I still like to use them for my very long term holdings. I use Fidelity for all m...
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re: So with markets down this much in two days - gpburdell
[quote]I hope nobody here is panic selling [/quote] I was in a panic to sell my short term bonds and buy me some equities (especially international) at a discount....
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re: Hypothetically cash on the sidelines to invest - gpburdell
[quote]Taxable account. Supplementing retirement. Timeframe of 20-30 years[/quote] Whether you lump sum or DCA will be a blip on the radar with time frame that long. If you're still unsure, do half now. Then invest the other half in equal installments over the next 6 months or a year. ...
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re: How diversified are you? - gpburdell
[quote]Whatever the diversification of the S&P 500 is. [/quote] I prefer to use total market where I can. I'm 75% equities with 1/3 of that in international and 25% in bonds. I've been doing some re-balancing the past two days....
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re: Online Brokerage Firms - gpburdell
Very happy with Fidelity. Also, I use Fidelity as my primary checking, credit card, and billpay. Everything in one place is nice. Used to be on Vanguard, but they suck as a financial services company. They are great at investment products which I buy at Fidelity (ETFs). I've heard Scwab is ...
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re: Index Funds vs ETFs - gpburdell
[link=(https://www.bogleheads.org/wiki/ETFs_vs_mutual_funds)]https://www.bogleheads.org/wiki/ETFs_vs_mutual_funds[/link] I prefer ETFs as that lets me buy Vanguard products at any brokerage. Also, Vanguard ETFs are a share class of the corresponding mutual fund it is a part of. ...
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re: How much are you paying per month for internet? - gpburdell
$80 for AT&T fiber gigabit...
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re: DirecTv Configuration - gpburdell
I've been looking into this myself as the new house will have DirecTv installed in a couple weeks. From what I understand, if you get a Genie 2 it can support a total of 8 clients where 7 can be active at any one time. I believe it will also support 2 4K clients at the same time (as part of the ...
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re: New home Ethernet wiring help (update with pics) - gpburdell
[quote]Terminating to keystone jacks in the can would be silly. It’s another point of possible failure. RJ45 in the can if the switch is in there. Keystone at wall plates. [/quote] If he has no plans to ever put in a patch panel I would agree. However, if a patch panel is possible then I'd go ah...
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re: At what age did you become a millionaire - gpburdell
I'm about 3/4 of the way there and I hope to join the "2 comma club" in a couple years when I turn 45. That will give me 10 years to hit my number of 2 million by 55. Also, I don't count house equity as it isn't liquid....
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re: I'm ready to step up my home theater audio system..... - gpburdell
[quote]I thought atmos speakers had to be pointed at the ceiling. From an audio standpoint, in-ceiling mounting is not ideal, though that’s what I have at home.[/quote] Actually for Atmos, you want speakers in the ceiling or above you pointed down. There are floor standing Atmos speakers tha...
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re: 38,000 americans died in France.... - gpburdell
If you've never seen this site/video about the deaths in World War 2, take a look. It's both enlightening and sobering. ~70 million dead.. These numbers are just mind boggling in today's world and would make more sense in a horror movie. It's crazy how many Russian military deaths there w...
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re: New home Ethernet wiring help (update with pics) - gpburdell
For my new house, I'm going to be using the Ubiquity in wall APs. I don't want the UFO looking APs on the ceiling or walls. I just ordered a couple of them this week. I'm hoping each one can cover at least the two rooms that share a common wall. [link=(https://inwall.ubnt.com/)]https://inwall....
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re: FDRXX - gpburdell
In my various Fido accounts, the core account option is either SPAXX or FZFXX. Those two and FDRXX have about the same yield of 1.4%. Though, I don't like alot of money just sitting around in cash/money market accounts. I keep my emergency fund like this. 1/3 in FZFXX and 2/3 in short term cor...
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