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re: Is battlefield 1 worth getting? - gpburdell
I think BF1 is fun, but I get bored of it too easily. I prefer shooters like Overwatch or Team Fortress 2 which have a wide variety of game play....
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re: When will my IPad 4th gen crap out? - gpburdell
My mom was still using a first gen iPad (2010) till this past Christmas and it was doing ok. I got her a new iPad Pro and expect it to last her a long time. ...
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re: Which books have you read more than once? - gpburdell
-The Wheel of Time series -Tom Clancy (Jack Ryan universe and Red Storm Rising) -Star Wars Thrawn Trilogy -Ender's Game -The Stormlight Archive series -The Kingkiller Chronicle series -The Demon Cycle series -The Riftwar Cycle series -Several of the Mitch Rapp novels -World War Z...
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re: What percentage of a bump in pay would it take for you to move - gpburdell
[quote]3 hours doesn't seem far[/quote] For the occasional trip no, but if the OP's mom starts having medical issues, needs frequent help, can't drive, etc will be a problem. Just went through this with my parents who have needed more help the past couple years. We had them move to the ATL bu...
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re: Credit Karma vs. TurboTax - gpburdell
I've been using TurboTax for over 15 years. No reason to change now as long as they keep offering a download version (don't like the online). Also, the last couple years I've been getting TurboTax Premiere for free from Fidelity as an extra bonus....
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re: FAANG stocks - gpburdell
[link=(https://www.bogleheads.org/wiki/ETFs_vs_mutual_funds)]https://www.bogleheads.org/wiki/ETFs_vs_mutual_funds[/link]...
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re: Great 4K movies? - gpburdell
So far Netflix hasn't said anything about UHD Bluray, but I suspect they won't offer them. I read over on AVS that there is a company that does: [link=(https://www.store-3d-blurayrental.com/)]https://www.store-3d-blurayrental.com/[/link]...
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re: Great 4K movies? - gpburdell
[quote]A bunch of movies available to rent in “4K” aren’t true 4K, they’re just upscaled from the original 2k master and sold as 4K movies. Always best to just look it up on IMDb or something to make sure it’s actually worth it. Or use Realorfake4k.com[/quote] Some of the upconverts are still goo...
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re: Receiver Advise - gpburdell
I assume all new receivers now have full 4K support (HDMI 2.0b and HDCP 2.2), but double check. I'd also get one that supports both HDR10 and Dolby Vision. ...
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re: 401k Questions - gpburdell
I would say for most people the traditional 401k is the better route. You're saving on taxes now and more importantly your investments are growing tax free. I think that gets overlooked way too much. Unless you're certain that income tax rates will be higher in the future, but no one knows what...
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re: The Last Jedi is down to 49% Audience score on Rottentomatoes.com - gpburdell
Not sure if this was mentioned in the thread. The Last Jedi has the worst second week numbers of all the Star Wars films. A 77% drop from opening day... That must have created a disturbance in the Force. [link=(https://www.forbes.com/sites/robcain/2017/12/23/the-audience-strikes-back-last-je...
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re: Retirement help - gpburdell
OP, you mentioned an Edward Jones 401k adviser. Is your 401k at Edward Jones? I hope not.. You need to be wary of funds that have high fees/expense ratio as that can significantly reduce your returns over the years. I'd avoid anything that is over 0.5%. Hopefully, you'll have some good low ...
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re: Late to the game: Investing in my late 20's - gpburdell
[quote]You're investing when the market is high - just so you know. [/quote] And what if the market doubles from now? That's the problem with market timing. Even if this is a peak and invest now; doesn't mean you're hurting your retirement goal assuming it's many years down the road. Take a...
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re: What would have happened to Anakin Skywalker had he not died on the Death Star - gpburdell
Don't forget that Luke fired the kill shot on the first Death Star. While there are no official numbers; it is estimated there were over 1 million crew on it....
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re: 401k - Max in January or average throughout year - gpburdell
[quote]If your company matches, you will lose out on that money the other 20-22 periods where you aren't contributing. [/quote] It depends on the 401k plan. Plans can have the "true up" feature which would let you get the full match even if you didn't contribute every pay check. If the plan has...
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re: Last week of year. Considering the new tax plan, should I... - gpburdell
[quote]The property tax deduction will be capped at $10k, so if you pay less then $10k/year in property taxes then you shouldn’t have to worry about it.[/quote] That's not accurate. The new tax plan has a $10k cap for deducting all state and local taxes. So that's state income tax (or sales tax...
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Apple slowing down older iPhones - gpburdell
Wow, I'm amazed Apple admitted to this. How many are going to switch to Android now. [link=(https://9to5mac.com/2017/12/21/does-apple-slow-down-older-iphones/)]https://9to5mac.com/2017/12/21/does-apple-slow-down-older-iphones/[/link]...
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re: What’s the toughest, most shocking death in a cartoon series for you? - gpburdell
[quote]Roy Fokker In Robotech: The Macross Saga[/quote] This. Robotech was my favorite cartoon growing up. Also Pyrrah's death in RWBY is pretty bad too (probably even worse)....
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re: Do people still drink Sprite? - gpburdell
[quote]Sprite is delicious and I’d drink it if it had less sugar[/quote] You know they make Sprite Zero, which tastes just like regular Sprite to me. ...
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