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Sat Nov 22

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bacon replied to the Tax Strategies board. 9:59 PM

Re: Is this legal tax avoidance ?

...I might be making a couple of thousand in deductions from the mortgage interest, but that amount is dwarfed by the money I'd be paying the bank long term.

I have no competence to comment on your question regarding your tax idea. [more]

Fri Oct 31

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bacon replied to the Tax Strategies board. 9:15 PM

Re: Ethical dilemma & IRS W-4

Think about donating your paycheck to WHA, or if that's not possible, to an NGO or charity that does substantially the same thing.

The donation should mitigate (not necessarily eliminate) tax bracket creep, which should reduce the impact on [more]

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bacon replied to the Mechanical Investing board. 9:01 PM

Re: Whipsaw complete

a major head fake by the market.

Never fear there will be more "head fake" events coming in the near future.


The next head fake will be Wednesday, should the Republicans have gotten control of the Senate [more]

Thu Oct 2

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bacon replied to the Tax Strategies board. 8:45 AM

Re: Lowering Tax Burden

At what point does it make more sense to contribute first to a traditional IRA/401K/TSP vice a ROTH?

A general rule of thumb is that if you expect to be in a higher tax bracket when you retire than you are now, you're better off with [more]

Wed Oct 1

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bacon replied to the Mechanical Investing board. 8:30 PM

Re: ot - political discussions

I've been coming to this MI board since 1997.

As have I. The OT posts, even devolving into rant fests, have never come close to convincing me I should leave.

I'm with Elan and alevine--it's just too easy to not read a poster [more]

Thu Sep 18

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bacon replied to the Mechanical Investing board. 6:35 PM

Re: OT: Retirement Account Choices

The idea was that if you suggest someone do something that works out, they mostly tend to forget to credit you for your help, but if they lose money, it's ALL your fault....

Sure, that's why I used the phrasing I did--"here's [more]

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bacon replied to the Mechanical Investing board. 8:14 AM

Re: OT: Retirement Account Choices

Tell him that you'll be on the lookout to let him know when to change allocations.

Well, but then I'm kind of managing the money.


Not really. You're just telling him what you would do under those circumstances, [more]

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