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Saving for First Home

Posted by MikelArteta on 7/15/24 at 3:33 pm
I am looking to buy my first home in the coming years in the BR area. Appreciate any kind of advice here. What should I look out for? How did you save for your first down payment? (HYSA or invest/sell when ready?) Tips for first time home buyers? Mortgage lenders? Anything to be cautious of? ...

re: Thoughts on VOO

Posted by MikelArteta on 7/10/24 at 2:37 pm
Buy it. Forget about it. Buy it some more times. Forget about it more times. ...
I was raised lower middle class in my first 18 years on this earth. Mom was a teacher in public schools while dad was an engineer. I mainly depended on/lived with my mom growing up since my parents we never married (happy accident!). Being a teacher we struggled a good bit, which is why I got my...
Money sitting in your checking account is wasted opportunity cost. It all depends on your situation. I follow the 50/30/20 rule to a certain extent. Good link [link=(https://www.investopedia.com/ask/answers/022916/what-502030-budget-rule.asp)]LINK[/link]...
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"Tax optimize" Uh sir can you explain that as if you were talking to a 24 year old dumb guy that owed a couple thousand in taxes this past year?...
RIP Kev. Honoring him like Ray Parlour did. :cheers:...

re: The First Omen (Hulu)

Posted by MikelArteta on 6/17/24 at 9:54 am
I thought the cinematography was the best part. Plot not so much....

The First Omen (Hulu)

Posted by MikelArteta on 6/17/24 at 7:54 am
This movie was visually amazing. They went for shock value here (birthing scene caught me off guard). Pretty good debut from Arkasha Stevenson. Seems like they are going to make a series with the way it ended. Currently a 82% on RT, it was filmed pretty well. I'd rate a 6.5/10. ...
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re: Manor Lords

Posted by MikelArteta on 6/13/24 at 2:25 pm
Did you get bored of it after a while? I can see it would get stale since it seems there will become a point where you cannot do much more. Do you play anything similar you would say is better?...

Manor Lords

Posted by MikelArteta on 6/13/24 at 1:24 pm
Sometimes you just gotta move armies around on a map every once in a while to decompress. Absolutely loving this game at the moment. Graphics are nice, in game economy is solid, battle feature is very cool. While its still in early access, this game is very fun and has a bunch of potential....

re: Anyone taking (tech) gains?

Posted by MikelArteta on 6/12/24 at 3:41 pm
I recently took gains and moved most into VOO and FTEC. Bought some NVDA last week for the first time ever before the split. Holding and adding for a long long time going forward. ...
The livestream had about 200k views so they definitely got some people....
Watching the Starship launch and he brings up a QR code essentially allowing people to deposit 1 bitcoin, ethereum, doge, or tether and get 2 bitcoin in return. ...
Marcus by Goldman Sachs is what I've been using the past few years. Right now they have a 4.4% APY. I've been looking to switch to SoFi for the Vaults like a previous user mentioned. Seems like a cool idea to save for different things under one account rather than a lump sum. ...
It's basically a phone on your wrist. You can connect AirPods and listen to Spotify, make calls, and send texts. I think it's only an extra $15/mo on my AT&T plan....

re: Am I a bad person?

Posted by MikelArteta on 5/20/24 at 8:48 am
Leave the junkies alone, they can withstand literally anything. She'd probably get mad at the ems for ruining her gnarly high. ...

re: Bidenomics is paying off

Posted by MikelArteta on 5/16/24 at 1:56 pm
I'd love to be able to buy a house without a 7% interest rate......
It'll probably go up, then down, then back up again, the maybe down a little but not too much. ...