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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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re: Movies that should never get a remake - gpburdell
Big Trouble in Little China (supposedly a remake is in the works w/ Dwayne Johnson)...
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re: Replacement for ShareBuilder - gpburdell
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. ...
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re: The Expanse Leaving SyFy, UPDATE Page 3 The Expanse is Moving to Amazon Prime - gpburdell
[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. ...
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re: The Expanse Leaving SyFy, UPDATE Page 3 The Expanse is Moving to Amazon Prime - gpburdell
[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...
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re: Westworld s2 e4: The Riddle of the Sphinx - gpburdell
[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....
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