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Wed Sep 2

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YewGuise replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 11:21 AM

Re: This week in home repairs

bad luck
-or- 16 years.

Over the past 5 years I've had a bunch of stuff replaced on this house, and I'm hoping to sell sometime in the next 5 years, because if I "stay and enjoy it," then, well, 10-15 years down the road [more]

Tue Sep 1

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YewGuise replied to the Estate Planning and the Fool board. 9:16 PM

Re: Time to redo the will

...supposedly competent professionals who wrote the trust documents screwed up some technicalities of trust law and created problems that only became apparent after the parents died and it was too late to change anything.

Oof. [more]

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YewGuise replied to the Estate Planning and the Fool board. 3:20 PM

Re: Time to redo the will

Do we just hand it all to them, or do we set up a trust to spread it out until they're 25-30 and more mature? We've seen enough bad situations with trusts and trustees that we know the trust route is not risk free.

Our estate will go [more]

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YewGuise replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 8:47 AM

Re: Mouse Wars

...I'm still left wondering where the mice came from...

Several years ago I noticed that whenever a house was torn down, shortly thereafter exterminators' trucks could be seen at the neighboring houses.

Haven't noticed that [more]

Mon Aug 31

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YewGuise replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 2:15 PM

Re: Mouse Wars

About every 7 years I find evidence of mice. I put out several Victor traps (quick kill, very humane IMO) night after night, until I have two consecutive nights with no dead mice in the traps. Then I seal up the hole where they got in.

I [more]

Sat Aug 29

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YewGuise replied to the Credit Cards and Consumer Debt board. 9:40 AM

Re: Thinking about a new rewards card

DW and I are expecting...

Congrats!

I want to take her away...

What does she want? Some women, when pregnant, jump at the chance to travel unencumbered while they can. Others don't physically [more]

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YewGuise replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 9:25 AM

Re: How to Attract a Handyman

- Ask on the neighborhood listserve, if you have one.
- If you're in the D.C. area, use checkbook.org
- Try HomeAdvisor.com (it probably came up when you googled). Yes, [more]

Tue Aug 25

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YewGuise replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 9:49 AM

Re: Useful Life of a Home

I just start to thinking about earthquake retrofits, new kitchens, new plumbing and electric, and start to wonder at what point it makes more sense to start over.

You're smart to think of this up front, and lucky that the houses have [more]

Mon Aug 24

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YewGuise posted to the Buying and Maintaining a Car board. 3:08 PM

Wow, CarMax paid top dollar

DD got a $6k offer for her old Subaru Outback from CarMax. She went there 1st before visiting dealers (because trading it in where she was going to buy her new car was also an option). Subaru offered $1.5k. Toyota offered $3k. She'd figured, from [more]

Wed Aug 19

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YewGuise replied to the Tax Strategies board. 4:58 PM

Re: "Loaning" child money

Regarding a loan, many decades ago my parents lent DH & me money for the down payment for our first house. They filled out a gift letter, and we called it a gift. I decided it wasn't fraud ...

Two comments.
1. This
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Tue Aug 18

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YewGuise replied to the Tax Strategies board. 12:46 PM

Re: "Loaning" child money

Or, they could give $60k in August of this year, and just include IRS Form 709 when they file their income taxes. There won't be any taxes due until after the parents die, and probably not even then.

Interesting approach. If I am [more]

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YewGuise replied to the Tax Strategies board. 11:53 AM

Re: "Loaning" child money

...They could gift $28K ($14K from each parent) this year, and another $28K in January 2016…

Or, they could give $60k in August of this year, and just include IRS Form 709 when they file their income taxes. There won't be any taxes [more]

Sat Aug 15

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YewGuise replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 9:13 PM

Re: issues charging adult child rent?

...he would get the money back when he moves out to pay for new home expenses...

I think that, if a child does boomerang, this is a great idea. An adult child living at home might become too comfortable and stay too long, and a cache [more]

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YewGuise replied to the Taking Care of Parents board. 1:21 AM

Re: MDH's 5th Surgery Since 12/1/14

omg

Hugs!

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YewGuise replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 1:13 AM

Re: issues charging adult child rent?

There's also a "Parenting Teens and Young Adults" Board:

http://boards.fool.com/parenting-teens-and-young-adults-1167...

Good luck!

Fri Aug 14

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YewGuise replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 9:40 PM

Re: issues charging adult child rent?

...My intention ... was to not tell him he would get the money back when he moves out...

I know you meant well, but I think secrecy triggers all sorts of misunderstandings and frustrations.

But to answer your question, no, I [more]

Thu Aug 13

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YewGuise replied to the Taking Care of Parents board. 12:39 PM

Re: Update

Thinking of you and wishing you luck.

Sat Aug 8

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YewGuise replied to the Get Organized! board. 12:02 PM

Re: The organization of Time (as opposed to stuff)

I found Piers Steel's "The Procrastination Equation, How to stop putting things off and start getting stuff done" to be very helpful, as far as debunking myths and focusing on techniques that demonstrably work.

One trick I [more]

Tue Aug 4

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YewGuise replied to the Credit Cards and Consumer Debt board. 4:15 PM

Re: I have an update....

AJ,
Thanks for the numbers. I was under the impression OP was in a lot worse situation than she is. Given her payoff rate, variable as it's been, I now agree with your assessment that Any move to a new house, and realizing the savings that [more]

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YewGuise posted to the Replies I'd Like To Make board. 1:39 PM

Following your heart...

...sounds so noble, but it won't pay your kids' college tuition.

YG
cold fish, apparently

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