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Sat Apr 30

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YewGuise replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 12:52 PM

Re: New Foundation

...$1 mil selling it as-is right now...

Does the house have historic designation? If not, you might come out ahead tearing it down and building new.

My neighborhood is comprised of 1950's ramblers and split-levels. Over the [more]

Thu Apr 28

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YewGuise replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 6:50 PM

Re: New Foundation

Oh yeah, I saw where that was headed.

Can you issue a stop work order, have an independent inspector go over the whole building with a fine tooth comb (roof, plumbing, electrical, HVAC, structure); then let your current guy and others bid on [more]

Mon Apr 25

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YewGuise replied to the Taking Care of Parents board. 3:11 PM

Re: Trust, POA

FYI, more discussion on "Estate Planning" board, where I X-posted:

http://boards.fool.com/trust-poa-32217692.aspx?sort=whole#32...

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YewGuise replied to the Estate Planning and the Fool board. 3:08 PM

Re: Trust, POA

OK, I can see where it could get complicated, and can even think of an example:
I have a several siblings to whom Dad routinely sends money. If any of them were co-trustee, there would be a conflict of interest.

You also mentioned [more]

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YewGuise replied to the Estate Planning and the Fool board. 9:43 AM

Re: Trust, POA

The concern is that a co-trustee has agreed to take on the responsibility for the trust ... Whenever there are responsibilities, there are likely corresponding issues if you do not discharge those responsibilities faithfully.

Peter, [more]

Sun Apr 24

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YewGuise replied to the Estate Planning and the Fool board. 5:59 PM

Re: Trust, POA

Since you have immediate and not a springing POA, if he had a checking account outside the trust, you would have full and immediate access to do all account functions, correct?

Yes.

I'm asking as we are doing some estate [more]

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YewGuise posted to the Estate Planning and the Fool board. 11:57 AM

Trust, POA

X-Post to "Taking Care of Parents"

Here's what my elderly father set up about 6 years ago:
- A "pour-over" will, which names his Trust as beneficiary.
- A Revocable Living Trust, with himself as Trustee. All major [more]

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YewGuise posted to the Taking Care of Parents board. 11:51 AM

Trust, POA

Here's what Dad set up about 6 years ago:
- A "pour-over" will, which names his Trust as beneficiary.
- A Revocable Living Trust, with himself as Trustee. All major assets (house, bank accounts*) are owned by the Trust. As alternate [more]

Sat Apr 23

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YewGuise replied to the ROTJob's Cubicle board. 3:51 PM

Re: Phrases I am sick of hearing

"I can't even."

Fri Apr 22

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YewGuise posted to the Taking Care of Parents board. 11:30 AM

upside of frailty

Got a call from a friend of Dad's this morning:

"Do you know where your father is? He didn't answer his phone or his cell phone, so I came over, and he's not here. Suzy (the Home Instead caregiver) is here and says he hasn't taken his [more]

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YewGuise replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 11:04 AM

Re: Plumbing vent roof leak

I just wasn't fathoming that a vent pipe would leak.

Yep, pretty rare, but happens. The vent pipe from my kitchen drain once developed a leak (old corroded pipe), with the result that when the sink drain clogged:
- if I let it [more]

Wed Apr 20

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YewGuise replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 7:38 PM

Re: "The Secret Shame"

...I never wanted to keep up with the Joneses. But... I wanted my children to keep up with the Joneses’ children.

This. Well, not even keeping up with the Joneses' children, but just doing at least well enough that they're financially [more]

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YewGuise replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 7:05 PM

Re: "The Secret Shame"

So far, three down and one more is marrying in two months.

Yay, congrats!

...rehearsal dinner.

Yeah, I told DS, "Here's the amount, and if we're expected to cover the rehearsal dinner, that'll have to [more]

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YewGuise replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 6:10 PM

Re: "The Secret Shame"

Interesting timing for me personally, because my son's getting married, and his fiancee's parents are pulling out all the stops for a wonderful wedding. It's their business, I'm just guessing and hoping they can afford it.

They might not. [more]

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YewGuise replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 5:54 PM

Re: "The Secret Shame"

The author's profession is notoriously precarious financially, but hey, it "defines who he is." Interesting timing. An advice column in today's Washington Post features a man who, after completing grad school (while being supported by his [more]

Mon Apr 18

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YewGuise replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 9:50 AM

Re: New Home Build

...payments at various stages of completion.

Yeah, I wanted payments scheduled at measurable milestones so I wouldn't get into GC billing for something that's 80% done when to me it looked only 60% done. Unfortunately, didn't get it. [more]

Sun Apr 17

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YewGuise replied to the Taking Care of Parents board. 9:10 PM

Re: pills, grrr

That medication gizmo is absolutely fantastic! Why in the world isn't it really well known?!

I think because:
- It's only been around for 4 years.
- It requires some level of comfort with computers in order to program it to do [more]

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YewGuise replied to the ROTJob's Cubicle board. 12:16 PM

Re: Phrases I am sick of hearing

"She is effecting change in the organization."

This is grammatically correct. "Effect" is most often used as a noun, but its use as a verb is also fine.

"This is effecting the bottom [more]

Thu Apr 14

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YewGuise replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 12:27 AM

Re: Poll: Choose my next car

I agree with Patzer to consider the dealers.

The Mazda 3 is a terrific little car, but the service departments of all the Mazda dealers near me have bad reputations. Since I was going to buy new, and bring the car to a dealer for service [more]

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YewGuise replied to the Taking Care of Parents board. 12:19 AM

Re: * sigh *

That's great! That comment is dated 2005, so not sure if it's still available. If so, odd that the CSR didn't mention it, but I'll look into it further.

It's screwy to have to physically have the gift card in order to reload it. I mean, it's [more]

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