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Fri Feb 27

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TheBreeze replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 6:02 PM

Re: Average Tax Preparer fees

I did our taxes from the year we were married, 1967, through 2009…I turned the job over in 2010 to the CPA who did my former ice cream store's work. ..There once was a time when I got out my Black & Decker electric trimmer and did our 22 [more]

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TheBreeze replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 5:47 PM

Re: The Five Second Food Rule

It's true! Food dropped on the floor and picked up within five seconds

Food dropped into a toilet for only five seconds will have less bacteria on it than food soaking in the bowl, but I don't want either one of those!

With [more]

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TheBreeze replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 5:43 PM

Re: LBYM architecture student

That is impressive in the following proportions:
42% because it's so economical
23% because it's just cool
35% beause when this guy graduates architect school, he'll have this career-related item on his resume and not just part time or [more]

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TheBreeze replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 5:32 PM

Re: Don't do this....

I don't understand why I see this situation all the time: Students who borrow a huge wad of money to get a degree that doesn't lead to a job that has a hope of paying off the loans. I know of recently graduated engineers who borrowed $30K and even [more]

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TheBreeze replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 5:05 PM

Re: Talking money = always rude??

When it came time to pay, cousin wouldn't tell us how much we owed. She didn't want to be "rude". I knew the daily rate so I just divided that by 11 and I paid for 2 people, 5 days... Turns out she is mad because her family paid more [more]

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TheBreeze replied to the Dumpster Divers board. 3:07 PM

Re: Recycle aluminum cans & save the world

Last I heard aluminum was the ONLY thing from our recycling efforts to actually save money as opposed to digging more out of the ground.

Aluminum is very expensive to mine, and to refine bauxite into aluminum. But beause of its low [more]

Thu Feb 26

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TheBreeze posted to the Law Enforcement Fools board. 3:44 PM

Son Made It

I don't know if anybody will really be interested, but I posted here a few times asking LEO questions because of my son pursuing that career.
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TheBreeze replied to the Law Enforcement Fools board. 3:31 PM

Re: Why Cops Hate You

The last three times I've been stopped, each of the officer's questions was answered with "Yes Sir" or "No Sir." When it happened at night, I turned on the dome light and kept my hands on the wheel. That, combined with gray hair [more]

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TheBreeze posted to the My Dumbest Investment board. 3:08 PM

Whole Life Insurance

At the age of 25 or 26, prior to buying a house and with the hopes of children on the horizon, I wanted to have a life insurance policy besides what was provided by my employer. So, I called around to some local insurance agents that I knew from [more]

Fri Jan 9

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TheBreeze replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 6:28 AM

Re: Just How Stupid Do They Think I Am?

Got an offer from Discover today. I can borrow up to $25K and only pay 6.99% for the privilege (of course, that depends on credit rating, but with a FICO score north of 800......)

Wow. $25K I can use to take a dream vacation. Or pay off
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Tue Dec 16

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TheBreeze replied to the Paying For College board. 8:02 AM

Re: Co-ops and Internships

I am a big proponent of doing co-ops and internships when in college, to the point where I insisted that Eldest choose a school with a decent program. Today, he got his offer for his summer internship. Being in a tech field, it will pay him [more]

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TheBreeze posted to the This Job Sucks board. 7:51 AM

Neverending Layoffs

<rant>
Bad enough that the economic turmoil of 2007-2008 caused out company to lay off people such that we went from >10,000 to like 2200. But, we've had layoffs every few months since 2008. People are being shown the door even as we [more]

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TheBreeze replied to the Retire Early CampFIRE board. 7:40 AM

Re: More Thoughts on the "4% Rule"

"I have a lot of built in fluff so if I have some consecutive bad return years, I can cut back without any lifestyle reductions." - Metal


Exactly. Be flexible and you'll be okay. During the down years just take a
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Fri Dec 5

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TheBreeze posted to the Retire Early CampFIRE board. 5:57 AM

More Thoughts on the "4% Rule"

Here's a little more thinking on the 4% rule. I recall learning about the 4% rule on this board in 1999, and its basis and assumptions. It seemed like one of those things that's "not all that great, except nobody has anything better." [more]

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