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re: 401k / Tax Question - DumpsterFire
[quote]Not above Roth limits for the year.[/quote] Then, I would definitely put two years of contributions into a Roth. Just to be clear though, even if you put it into a Roth, you are still going to owe taxes on that $14k refund. I tend to prefer Roth IRAs since I think that taxes will only ...
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re: 401k / Tax Question - DumpsterFire
You can put it in a Roth, but you are still going to owe taxes on the 14k that you had refunded out of the 401k. I'm guessing that you are above the Roth income limits for this year since you are a HCE. Put $12k in a Traditional IRA ($6,000 for 2019 and $6,000 for 2020) and then have it rolled ove...
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re: Suggestions for which Greek Isle to stay with my son ? - DumpsterFire
I just think you are going to be bored in Athens if you are there for 5 days, even if you take a day trip or two. I think you and your son will find any number of islands way more enjoyable than the extra days in Athens. You don't have to get drunk and party at Mykonos or Santorini to have a good ...
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re: Suggestions for which Greek Isle to stay with my son ? - DumpsterFire
I completely agree about Athens. You really only need one day there. Use the extra 4 days to visit one of the other awesome islands. My wife and I did Mykonos and Santorini and absolutely loves both. We went in May though so the crowds weren’t in full force yet. I can see how the crowds could...
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re: 2020 Garden Thread - DumpsterFire
I built a 4x8 raised bed last year, and it worked great. I think that is a great size for a starter garden. I was late to the game last year, so I just bought all my plants from Walmart/Home Depot. 4x8 doesn't seem like a lot, but when all your plants have gotten full grown, it can still be a ...
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re: Breeders Cup Thread - DumpsterFire
I'll take the Brad Cox horse in this race. 8/7,10 Ready for the big races to get going. ...
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re: Bachelor Party In Scottsdale - DumpsterFire
We went to Bottled Blonde one night and then Maya for a pool party one day. I enjoyed them both, but you have to be prepared to spend some money. That whole area is really fun and has a ton of places to go. Just get dropped off there and you will find somewhere to have a good time. ...
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re: Breeders Cup Thread - DumpsterFire
[quote]Vet scratch but vet also says sound. They are scratching ugly movers now? Plenty of winners paddle a leg or two [/quote] They are being super cautious this weekend and for good reason. Santa Anita, and horse racing as a sport, cannot afford for there to be any breakdowns. ...
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re: Breeders Cup Thread - DumpsterFire
[quote]I wish they’d have taken a shot in the classic with him. This was the year. [/quote] I agree. The Classic doesn't have a dominant favorite this year, and I would have to imagine winning the Classic would do much more for his stud value than winning the Turf. He has already proven himself...
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re: Breeders Cup Thread - DumpsterFire
Race 1: 1 and 5 are the class of this race. 5 is remarkably consistent, and I don't think that the 1 horse has shown enough this year to beat him. I'm going to throw the 4 horse into my pick 5 though. He will be the dominant early pace in this race, has won 6 in a row (albeit against much weaker h...
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re: Breeders Cup Thread - DumpsterFire
2YO stakes races are among my least favorite to bet. It is just so hard to get a read on a horse after one or two races. Throw in a few euros and it is a handicapping nightmare. I haven’t found a single race on Friday where I’m comfortable singling a horse. I’ve had to go pretty deep on my pick 4s...
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re: Las Vegas Resort Fees: Federal Bill Would Require Advertised Rates to Include All Charges - DumpsterFire
I'm very much in favor of this. It is very frustrating to budget a trip based on a $200/night advertised price only to find out it is $275/night when you add in all the fees. ...
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re: WWYD: casinos and gambling addicts - DumpsterFire
[quote]Plus she uses martingale some which require doubling if you lose. You can get to a large bid quickly doing that. [/quote] Sounds like she hasn't gotten on a extended cold streak then. Failing the martingale method once will more than overwhelm all the smaller wins. ...
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re: WWYD: casinos and gambling addicts - DumpsterFire
I mean, I can't really blame the husband for letting the wife go on the Lake Charles trip. It is a pretty big jump to go from losing a couple hundred dollars to $30,000. Usually, there is some sort of progression. Also, if your gf wins money in baccarat every week, then it sounds like she need...
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re: Amsterdam Hotel Rec - DumpsterFire
I stayed at the Doubletree, which is right by the main train station. It was really nice and had a cool, rooftop bar. I'm sure it would be nice to stay somewhere off the beaten path though. Amsterdam has a good trolley system, so I just rode it back and forth to the Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh. A...
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re: Let’s talk weed stocks in this thread - DumpsterFire
I went ahead and sold today. I can't imagine this going any higher than it is today. I ended up losing about $100, so definitely not my worst stock play ever....
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re: Community organizing pays well. BHO to buy $15 million property in Martha's Vineyard - DumpsterFire
$15M seems like a pretty good deal. You get that huge house along with 29 beachfront acres in Martha's Vineyard. I'd take it. ...
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re: Restaurants w/ a view in Santorini - DumpsterFire
[quote]Ammoudi Bay for a nice setting. [/quote] We walked down there and loved it. Ammoudi Bay Fish Market is awesome. [quote]Metaxi Mas for awesome food. Maybe not the best view but the best food I had while there last fall.[/quote] We went here and it may have been our favorite meal. It...
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re: Restaurants w/ a view in Santorini - DumpsterFire
Ambrosia in Oia has a wonderful view and the food was very good. We ate at Buddha Bar in Imerovigli, and it had an absolutely stunning view. The food was average though and extremely overpriced. We also ate at Santoro restaurant in Imerovigli (at Grace Hotel) and heard good things about At...
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re: What's the most important skill in golf? All the data points to driving - DumpsterFire
I lean more towards total driving being the most important skill. Obviously, the short game is also extremely important, but I think some here are discounting how much easier a golf course is when you are in the fairway and closer to the hole. My view is that great driving puts a pretty low ceiling...
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