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Wed Feb 3

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MakingTrax replied to the Buying and Maintaining a Car board. 7:29 PM

Re: To buy now or not...

It seemed like a reasonable process to me. Maybe AAA distinguishes between abusers and legitimate calls.

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I did not mean to imply it was unreasonable, just that they are running a business and not a public service. I
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MakingTrax replied to the Buying and Maintaining a Car board. 1:15 PM

Re: To buy now or not...

I did reach my AAA tow maximum last year. This was not because I had 4 breakdowns, but because 1 event resulted in 3 separate roadside services. (AAA sent a "battery" service first...although I told them that I did not think it was the [more]

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MakingTrax replied to the Buying and Maintaining a Car board. 12:52 PM

Re: To buy now or not...

rnaple -

Because the cost factor is more tangible, it's just a matter of you running the numbers to determine what makes most financial sense for both: 1) what you can afford, and 2) what you feel comfortable spending.

Figuring out [more]

Tue Feb 2

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MakingTrax replied to the Buying and Maintaining a Car board. 6:08 PM

Re: To buy now or not...

Todd – Those are all good points.

I average one major repair per year. The cost of repairs (above and beyond normal expected maintenance) combined with the expense of periodic rentals (for road trips) is still less than what I would expect [more]

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MakingTrax replied to the Buying and Maintaining a Car board. 1:15 PM

Re: To buy now or not...

rnaple –

I am wrestling with similar decisions. My vehicle is 16 yrs old, 220K+ miles, a bit of a gas hog, but in reasonably good running (and physical) condition. However, it is at that stage where parts wear out and problems come up. I [more]

Sat Jan 30

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MakingTrax replied to the Tax Strategies board. 3:22 PM

Re: Managing health expenses for 2016

danbobtx –

If your goal is to maximum tax deductibility of medical expenses, then you should consider switching to a high-deductible health coverage plan and opening/funding an HSA (health savings account).

For 2016, the family [more]

Wed Nov 18

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MakingTrax replied to the Lawyers/Attorneys board. 8:41 PM

Re: child support and self employment

Ramsees –

I think it depends on how you set up your business and how your income is reported for tax purposes.

For example, if you are a sole proprietor and unincorporated, you will report your gross income on Form 1040, Schedule C, [more]

Tue Nov 17

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MakingTrax replied to the Lawyers/Attorneys board. 8:59 PM

Re: child support and self employment

Ramsees

Whether or not you pay child support, you are allowed to set aside funds for retirement (or even non-retirement) savings, assuming you have the funds available to do so after meeting your support obligation. The two concepts are [more]

Fri Nov 13

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MakingTrax replied to the Credit Cards and Consumer Debt board. 9:52 PM

Re: Possible EMV Card Effect?

Follow-up.

Called the CC company for an explanation on the transactions (or lack thereof); but alas, they had none. The CSR could not trace any record of the previous pending transactions. She suggested that the companies may have run the [more]

Thu Nov 12

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MakingTrax replied to the Humor and Urban Legends board. 7:19 PM

Re: Mona Lisa 2015

I’m thinking it must be a forgery. Wouldn’t an authentic selfie pose include “duck” lips?

Tue Nov 10

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MakingTrax replied to the Credit Cards and Consumer Debt board. 4:58 PM

Re: Reverse Mortgage

FlippoHip writes: “…It's not the month-to-month expenses that are causing the problems, it's the big stuff, like the house needs a new roof, and the yearly property taxes. Recently her water heater died and it cost her $1000. Because her income is so [more]

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MakingTrax posted to the Credit Cards and Consumer Debt board. 3:08 PM

Possible EMV Card Effect?

Hi –

I should probably just call my CC company to ask…but thought I would try running this question through the TMF board first. Wondering if anyone else has noticed this trend and wondering whether it might be related to the new CC chips [more]

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