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alchook replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 9:50 PM

Re: Living below your means

Mortgage paid off early through frugal living and extra payments.

If you can't afford it for cash, you can't afford it.


How do you have a mortgage to pay off early if you pay for everything with cash?

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alchook replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 2:38 PM

Re: Living below your means

From as far back as I can remember, my parents taught us, "if you can't afford it for cash, you can't afford it."

I'm glad my parents never taught me that.

My education loans have paid off pretty well. I certainly [more]

Wed Oct 22

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alchook replied to the Television Banter board. 9:47 PM

Re: The Walking Dead - 10/19/14

That said, it's anyone's guess if eating a recently bitten person is deadly.

The question was raised in Season 1, I believe.

Darryl had shot a deer and was disgusted to find a walker gnawing on it when he arrived at the kill [more]

Sat Oct 11

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alchook replied to the Foolish Golf Tips board. 11:24 AM

Re: tee it forward?

Or is everyone on this board regularly hitting it 250-275 off the tee? If so, good for you - but just wait 20 years or so!

My guess is that you're the only person who isn't hitting at least 275 off the tee.

(On the [more]

Wed Oct 1

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alchook replied to the Retire Early CampFIRE board. 4:00 PM

Re: Rosie O'Donnell is a hasbian

I think the prerequisite to getting a gig on The View is you have to have had sex with Madonna.

It's always worked for me.

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alchook replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 10:52 AM

Re: How Not to be Poor

Teaching how not to be poor is how we taught how to stay warm while snow camping.

We taught students how to not to get cold.


It would seem the best way not to get cold is not to go snow camping.

Wed Sep 24

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alchook replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 12:34 PM

Re: Just when you're convinced Walmart...

And you never encounter a problem, waiting in line behind some person in the self-checkout line who finds the whole process incomprehensible?

Not yet. There are four self-checkout lanes. So far I've only had to wait once, but all I [more]

Tue Sep 23

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alchook replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 1:06 PM

Re: Just when you're convinced Walmart...

I hate self-checkout.

Based on personal experience you're solidly in the majority, and I'm hoping it stays that way. As it stands, the vast majority of Walmart patrons continue to use the cashier lanes, meaning that those lanes are [more]

Mon Sep 22

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alchook posted to the Living Below Your Means board. 5:31 PM

Just when you're convinced Walmart...

...can't possibly get any better, they install self check-out lanes!

Today I had just started tallying up my haul when I realized I'd forgotten to buy lettuce. No worries, just a quick dash to the produce department and then return to pick [more]

Tue Sep 16

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alchook posted to the Atheist Fools board. 3:59 PM

Sam Harris on atheistic sexism

http://www.samharris.org/blog/item/im-not-the-sexist-pig-you...

1. I started by claiming that my readership seems more male than female. And when I [more]

Tue Sep 9

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alchook replied to the Atheist Fools board. 7:53 PM

Re: Legal question - first aid

Seems less likely, especially since to the best of my knowledge there is no law that says I have to do anything (including calling 911).

I'm not sure it's any less likely, as the chances of having a lawsuit filed against you are [more]

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alchook replied to the Atheist Fools board. 4:18 PM

Re: Legal question - first aid

Why should I have to worry about any of that? No thanks. If I can't be guaranteed that I don't have to mess with insurance and lawyers and court dates (which I think many people mistakenly assume the Good Sam laws do), then I'll just dial 911 and [more]

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alchook replied to the Atheist Fools board. 11:23 AM

Re: Legal question - first aid

Yeah, that's kinda what I thought. Which is why I'll call 911 (and have done so a few times in my life), but I won't touch anyone I'm not related to. Even though I have had some training. It's just not worth the risk. I gots college to pay for, [more]

Mon Sep 8

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alchook replied to the Political Asylum board. 7:22 PM

Re: WTF Is Wrong With Americans?

So you see charging a lower interest rate on student loans as a give-away and a path to dependency? It would seem to me a student taking the initiative to get an education, who is also willing to borrow and pay back the capital required, is a [more]

Tue Sep 2

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alchook replied to the Atheist Fools board. 8:11 PM

Re: two minimum wages...

Nobody reads my posts!

Really? That's strange.

You don't by chance ever lace your posts with sarcasm, do you?

Because I've heard people sometimes find that off-putting.

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alchook replied to the Retirement Investing board. 4:46 PM

Re: won the game: retiring on $2M, how to handle

But the year or two before, they will not have $110,000 spending money.

I was mistaken.

In fact they would only be able to withdraw $109,733.30 per year, not "about $110,000" as I previously stated.

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alchook replied to the Retirement Investing board. 1:38 PM

Re: won the game: retiring on $2M, how to handle

If they never want to take a loss from year to year, they need to go back to work until they have $4 million. They haven't won they game, they are nearly at halftime. At that point the the 1% CD rate will give them $40,000 per year to live. And [more]

Tue Aug 26

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alchook replied to the Atheist Fools board. 3:20 PM

Re: Oh Canada...socialist hellhole!

My question is to all of the free market, laissez-faire, anti-government socialist alarmists, how do you explain the apparent success of a place like Canada? Shouldn't a socialist hellhole like Canada be a smoldering ruin?

Are you [more]

Sat Aug 16

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alchook replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 1:13 PM

Re: More Europe Austerity Woes

Of course we spend 18% of GDP on "health care", which we insist on running through private, for profit insurance, hospital, doctor, pharmacy and other companies, while France's 57% includes their government run and administered health [more]

Sun Aug 10

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alchook replied to the Retirement Investing board. 11:32 AM

Re: Fox News: Obamacare Can Help You Retire Earl

Obamacare opponents will have as much luck changing the ACA for the worse as they will ending Social Security or Medicare.

Though the SC may very well toss the subsidies for those living in states with fed-established exchanges.

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