JonathanRoth

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JonathanRoth replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 6:40 PM

Re: Parenthood isn't the only way to be an adult!

Having volunteered at a child's shelter, there are plenty of parents who aren't adults.

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JonathanRoth replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 3:39 PM

Re: Damaged stove

Having volunteered at a local child's shelter, I know there are lots of parents who aren't adults.

Thu Mar 26

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JonathanRoth replied to the Retire Early CampFIRE board. 12:59 PM

Re: SF Bookstore closes due to min wage increase

Both the cold and labor increase were the final straw, while the underlying weaknesses were the cause.
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But colds are unavoidable

Perhaps a more accurate analogy would be that you had an
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Wed Mar 25

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JonathanRoth replied to the Humor and Urban Legends board. 8:12 PM

Re: Super safe little plane

If I were to fly again, that's the plane I'd like.

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JonathanRoth replied to the Retire Early CampFIRE board. 12:43 PM

Re: SF Bookstore closes due to min wage increase

Due to increased competition bookstores have been folding for quite some time. Until the financials are known, and we'll likely never see them, we don't know if it was the minimum wage increase, the next utility bill which caused the BK or if it [more]

Tue Mar 24

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JonathanRoth replied to the Retirement Investing board. 5:17 PM

Re: Dividend Stocks vs Bonds

Sorry to hear about your forced retirement, glad that it appears you are financially strong.

You will likely get many different opinions from thus motley group of fools. Starting with me.

You can look into a technique called a cash [more]

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JonathanRoth replied to the Retire Early CampFIRE board. 2:53 PM

Re: SF Bookstore closes due to min wage increases

Due to increased competition bookstores have been folding for quite some time. Until the financials are known, and we'll likely never see them, we don't know if it was the minimum wage increase, the next utility bill which caused the BK or if it [more]

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JonathanRoth replied to the Photography board. 12:44 AM

Re: first camera

Probably a Brownie in the 50's.

Sat Mar 21

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JonathanRoth replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 10:56 AM

Re: What has happened to LBYM popularity?

Can't say for sure, we have requested political commentary be moved to more appropriate boards allowing us to focus on LBYM.

Fri Mar 20

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JonathanRoth replied to the Photography board. 6:22 PM

Re: Inexpensive camera with wide angle?

Kind of depends upon why you're taking room photos. As a landlord I'm interested in documenting room condition and don't care much about quality. Enough quality to show unit condition so lens distortion, such as walls curving is fine. When shooting [more]

Thu Mar 19

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JonathanRoth replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 10:53 AM

Re: LBYM Quote

I'm sorry, I really have to beat PSUngineer to the punch...

A million bucks isn't a lot of money.

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Wed Mar 18

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JonathanRoth replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 12:41 PM

Re: The Undebtors

Another concern is risk. If after partly paying down your mortgage your house is somehow lost, it is possible the extra money paid only benefits the mortgage company, not you.

An alternative is to save the extra payments until sufficient [more]

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JonathanRoth replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 12:12 PM

Re: AmEx - Costco

Hi Maryanne,

Glad you're happy with the change. Here's more information: http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-costco-visa-20150303-s...

As for tea, [more]

Tue Mar 17

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JonathanRoth replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 10:00 PM

Re: The Undebtors

As PSUEngineer commented, financial decisions should include a spreadsheet.

We've discussed several times on this board the advantages and disadvantages of paying off a mortgage early. Depending upon your circumstances doing so is good for [more]

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JonathanRoth replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 9:56 PM

Re: AmEx - Costco

Costco is switching to Visa.

Many CC provides will not charge a annual fee if you use it enough. They do not require interest payment, just charging. Apparently they're happy with the merchant fees.

MasterCard from Wells Fargo used [more]

Fri Mar 13

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JonathanRoth replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 3:33 PM

Re: And thinking ahead....

There are downsides to prepaid burials and plots. My FIL purchased 4 plots near where he lived in GA, his, his wife's, and for two of his unmarried kids.

One of the kids, now married, now lives in CA, his son, still unmarried lives in MI, [more]

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JonathanRoth replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 1:07 AM

Re: The Dream is Dead?

Desert (guns aren't THAT expensive) Dave

Guns aren't expensive, cartridges are. Since all my son and I do is use guns as expensive hole punches, I got him a 22 rifle. 2-3 cents a cartridge rather than the 30+ cents for higher [more]

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JonathanRoth replied to the Retirement Investing board. 12:56 AM

Re: Retirement Investing

Sometimes annuities are not the best solution to a problem. Care to share more information?

Wed Mar 11

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JonathanRoth replied to the Humor and Urban Legends board. 3:29 PM

Re: No traffic lights? No problem

Interesting, I wonder what the unwritten rules of the road are and why certain areas of the road, as indicated by the undisturbed light brown dirt, are not significantly used.

Sun Mar 8

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JonathanRoth replied to the Retirement Investing board. 7:28 PM

Re: What if you've won the game?

You (and I) are leeches on a system where actual working people produce things. But that's kind of what retirement is about, isn't it?

Speak for yourself. :-)

I'm using my retirement to volunteer, doing valuable work which [more]

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