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canonian replied to the Owning Rental Property board. 5:44 PM

Re: Raise the rent and communication strategy

Definitely give them written notice with some time to adjust. What does your lease say? Does it specify how far in advance you have to give them notice of an increase? With my wonderful tenants (I mean that sincerely) I give them 3 months notice. I [more]

Tue Aug 26

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canonian replied to the Photography board. 8:11 AM

Re: wow...equipment...

It's amazing how they have all this knowledge about equipment and none of them thought of illuminating the stuff they were showcasing.

Obviously with great gear you don't need light!

Wed Aug 13

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canonian replied to the Paying For College board. 12:42 PM

Re: Where to park the money

I am not sure that you need to be entirely out of the market with 100% of these funds, especially those that you do not need for the next 8 years. Clearly those within 5 years are understandable, and the 1/2 need in years 6 & 7 are more [more]

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canonian replied to the Paying For College board. 11:09 AM

Re: Where to park the money

Well as of this morning everything was sold except for stocks purchased less than a year ago. This particular account was a normal brokerage account. Time to hit the tax man!

It was a little unnerving at first, but as I looked at the charts [more]

Tue Aug 12

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canonian posted to the Paying For College board. 11:47 PM

Where to park the money

My first kid is starting high school this year and kid #2 is 2 years behind. My stock portfolio is only 4% below its all time high in dollars. I think it is a good time to sell and park the money.

Suggestions are welcome as I'm struggling to [more]

Thu Aug 7

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canonian posted to the Photography board. 5:51 PM

AutoMagical Day

Ok perhaps more video appropriate than photo centric but here is a little of both:

http://www.pbase.com/canonian/machine_guns

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Wed Aug 6

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canonian replied to the Photography board. 9:34 AM

Re: Monitor gamma

I would expect the sky in the first photo to be super bright. It is a bright scene and you have shadow detail in the rocks. The photo has just a hair less contrast than I'd prefer personally, but it looks perfectly fine the way it sits.

On [more]

Mon Jul 28

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canonian replied to the Paying For College board. 11:09 AM

Re: Anyone succeeded in paying for college?

And one other thing-I began moving money to safe places when each began high school - one semester's money every six months. Tough to do when the market was going up but later it looked pretty smart.

I'm about at that point, although [more]

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canonian replied to the Paying For College board. 11:06 AM

Re: Anyone succeeded in paying for college?

Our kids are 14 and 12. Without putting in another penny if we earn 5% a year we will have enough for them to attend school for 4 years each, 5+ if they do community college the first year or two. I'm not saying we wont save a little more, just [more]

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canonian replied to the Photography board. 9:18 AM

Re: what's in your bag?

A belt with a harness wouldn't do that (the pants thing), but I would think components would still start swaying as you walk, whacking parts of your body with every step. No?

I have not had that problem. Body type and placement of the [more]

Thu Jul 24

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canonian replied to the Photography board. 6:27 AM

Re: what's in your bag?

Look around on here: http://www.thinktankphoto.com/

Wed Jul 23

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canonian replied to the Photography board. 9:42 AM

Re: what's in your bag?

Depends on where I am going.. Sometimes just a small P&S does the trick.

I got away from bags / backpacks while walking with my stuff. I use a belt, and a attach whatever I need to accommodate what gear I'm taking. No sweaty back, no [more]

Sat Jul 5

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canonian posted to the Photography board. 7:06 AM

Human Camera -loong ago, maybe

Out of pure boredom I watched Tim's Vermeer. The guy who started the company NewTek (anyone remember the Video Toaster on the Amiga?) sheds some light on how Johannes Vermeer might have made his photo realistic paintings. I usually cannot sit though [more]

Wed Jun 4

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canonian replied to the Photography board. 1:21 PM

Re: DSLR question

Have her go to a camera store and use them. Finding one that fits her hand well, has the right weight/balance and above all is easy to navigate to her will be more important than the price or deal you get.

Sun Jun 1

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canonian replied to the Paying For College board. 1:21 PM

Re: Newbie

1poorguy

If you don't mind: How much did you put into your 529? Over what time period, and what is the value of it today?

Or perhaps you could just give a percentage total uptick over the years. I assume it is up.

Sat May 31

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canonian replied to the Paying For College board. 8:13 PM

Re: Newbie

I disagree.
You have as much control over the money as any mutual fund investment. You can start with your money in a Fidelity S&P500 index. If you don't like that, you can move it to a different fund - maybe TIAA-CREFF's small cap blend
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canonian replied to the Paying For College board. 5:42 PM

Re: Gearing Up

Even as an in-state student the costs are absurd. Literally 9x what I paid 25 years ago. I won't get political on this board, but we really need to do something. If 1poorlady and I didn't have engineering-level jobs 1poorkid would be in a world of [more]

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canonian replied to the Paying For College board. 5:40 PM

Re: Newbie

I have always thought that 529 plans were the worst. You do not have any control of the money. Whoever runs the plan has control over what they invest in. If the money is not used for school you pay penalties.

If you like handing your money [more]

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