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re: At what age did you become a millionaire - gpburdell on 6/15/18 at 1:34 pm
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....Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (1)
re: I'm ready to step up my home theater audio system..... - gpburdell on 6/7/18 at 4:18 pm
[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...Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (0)
re: 38,000 americans died in France.... - gpburdell on 6/6/18 at 4:27 pm
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...Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (0)
re: New home Ethernet wiring help (update with pics) - gpburdell on 6/6/18 at 2:06 pm
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....Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (0)
re: FDRXX - gpburdell on 6/5/18 at 3:51 pm
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...Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (1)
re: Would you carry a mortgage if you didn't have to? - gpburdell on 6/5/18 at 9:25 am
[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...Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (0)
re: New home Ethernet wiring help (update with pics) - gpburdell on 6/4/18 at 7:50 am
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. ...Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (1)
re: How many of y’all have a REIT as part of your retirement portfolio? - gpburdell on 5/31/18 at 10:36 pm
I have 10% of my portfolio in REITs split between VNQ and KBWY....Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (0)
re: Do you beat the market on average? - gpburdell on 5/31/18 at 4:50 pm
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....Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (0)
re: Anyone else been the victim of phone number "spoofing"? - gpburdell on 5/30/18 at 2:11 am
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...Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (0)
re: On which airline does the OT prefer to travel for domestic routes? - gpburdell on 5/29/18 at 7:53 am
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...Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (1)
re: Home Mesh Wifi - gpburdell on 5/26/18 at 2:41 am
[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...Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (0)
re: Home Mesh Wifi - gpburdell on 5/26/18 at 2:21 am
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...Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (1)
re: Replacement for ShareBuilder - gpburdell on 5/24/18 at 3:40 am
With Fidelity, you can set it up to pull from an external account on a regular basis. Go to Account Features -> Automatic Investments -> Transfers from your bank. They do have an auto share buying option too. It's the "Transfer Within This Account" section of the Automatic Investments page. ...Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (1)
re: The Expanse Leaving SyFy, UPDATE Page 3 The Expanse is Moving to Amazon Prime - gpburdell on 5/18/18 at 3:52 pm
[quote] SyFy nuts to let this one go. Could be a flagship franchise, a la Star Trek original.[/quote] You can't fully blame Syfy as they only get to air the live first run of the show. In this day and age with DVRs and streaming, I don't know why Syfy didn't negotiate to get those rights too. ...Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (0)
re: The Expanse Leaving SyFy, UPDATE Page 3 The Expanse is Moving to Amazon Prime - gpburdell on 5/18/18 at 3:43 pm
[quote]It's on Amazon Prime, not Netflix.[/quote] It's on Netflix outside of the USA and Netflix has already passed on signing the show. So it's up to Amazon. What's funny is you go look at subreddit for The Expanse is there are alot of people who weren't even aware of the show till the outcry...Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (3)
re: Westworld s2 e4: The Riddle of the Sphinx - gpburdell on 5/13/18 at 11:26 pm
[quote]Elsie looks a little too neat to be captive for so long[/quote] I believe Elsie has only been captive for a couple days in the story timeline. She only had protein bars to eat and no water. It's not like GoT where weeks/months can pass by from episode to episode....Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (2)
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