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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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re: 401k Rollover - gpburdell
[quote]You can't that I am aware of. [/quote] You can rollover a Roth 401k to a Roth IRA. ...
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re: Would you carry a mortgage if you didn't have to? - gpburdell
[quote]I'm seeing a 30 year at 4.5 and a 15 at 4.25. Is that really that low? [/quote] In 2000, 30 year rates were at 8%. In 1990, rates were at 10%. In 1981, rates peaked at 18%. The last few years, rates have averaged around 4% or less. So yes in our lifetime, rates are still histori...
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re: 401k Rollover - gpburdell
One reason to rollover to a new 401k is if you plan to do a backdoor roth. ...
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re: New home Ethernet wiring help (update with pics) - gpburdell
Make sure they are terminating the jacks in the rooms with RJ45 and not RJ11. You will probably want to get them to terminate the lines with RJ45 in the closet too if you're not going to use a patch panel. ...
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re: How many of y’all have a REIT as part of your retirement portfolio? - gpburdell
I have 10% of my portfolio in REITs split between VNQ and KBWY....
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re: Do you beat the market on average? - gpburdell
Nope, I don't beat the market on average, but I'm not trying to either. I just try to match the market with as minimal costs as possible. I'm early 40s and have 5x my salary saved up by investing in index funds. I see no reason to change my strategy....
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re: Anyone else been the victim of phone number "spoofing"? - gpburdell
I've noticed another type of spoofing the past few months. I'll get random phone calls where the first 6 numbers match my cell phone. It happens almost every other day and it's definitely not a coincidence. I never pick up, but when it happens I always hesitate as I'll think it's my number fo...
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re: On which airline does the OT prefer to travel for domestic routes? - gpburdell
Delta mainly because I'm in ATL and alot easier to get direct flights. I'll pay extra to avoid a connection. I believe Delta is also one of the top consistent/on time airline too. Also, almost all Delta planes have the new personal entertainment system which is nice for longer flights. I h...
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re: Home Mesh Wifi - gpburdell
[quote]Is my impression of the cloud key correct? Basically, it provides a UI that will help you manage your system and you can access it remotely? [/quote] The cloud key is basically a low power mini computer running the controller software. The same controller software can be installed on a lo...
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re: Home Mesh Wifi - gpburdell
Closed on a new home a few weeks ago. I have CAT6 wired to almost every room. Instead of using the Ubiquiti ufo APs, I'm going to use one of their in wall models in several rooms to cover the house. Also, just got AT&T gigabit installed today too. 900Mb+ up and down :nana: [link=(https://inwal...
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