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rosewine replied to the Tax Strategies board. 12:23 AM

Re: RMD ?

I decide when to take the RMD based on several factors.

If I don't have specific plans for the money, I'll pull it out early, have taxes withheld and contribute the maximum to my Roth IRA for the previous year. I still have earned [more]

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rosewine replied to the Tax Strategies board. 3:41 PM

Re: RMD ?

It doesn't matter when you take the RMD as long as you take it by the end of the year. And you may have had taxes withheld, but you won't pay taxes on it until you file your 2017 tax return in 2018.

Mon May 22

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rosewine replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 11:14 AM

Re: Bath/Shower Grab Bars

When we replaced the tub surround years ago, the contractor put in heavy duty water resistant plywood behind it so that if/when we wanted to install grab bars we would be able to put them where they were needed and wouldn't have to find the [more]

Mon May 1

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rosewine replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 5:14 PM

Re: Oatmeal

I usually cook oatmeal with apple juice in place of water or milk and add a little cinnamon. It doesn't need added sugar that way.

Thu Apr 27

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rosewine replied to the H & R Block, Inc. board. 5:24 PM

Re: Trump plan BAD for HRB

Not enough information. But, I expect there were other things involved than what you mentioned.

Wed Apr 26

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rosewine replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 9:31 PM

Re: So! Speaking of traveling...

Most of my recent travel had included staying in a time share condo so I've had full kitchen availability. Breakfast is pretty much the same as it would be at home. Lunch is often leftovers from dinner the night before, or a picnic style lunch of [more]

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rosewine replied to the H & R Block, Inc. board. 9:16 PM

Re: Trump plan BAD for HRB

Schedule A isn't the reason most taxpayers come to Block.

Sun Apr 16

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rosewine replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 2:47 PM

Re: How to save money in health care

My doctor prescribed taking half of a 20mg tablet of a blood pressure med, because the price would be the same and I'd get twice as many doses as I would if he prescribed the 10 mg dose he wanted me to take.

Sat Apr 8

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rosewine replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 6:41 PM

Re: Another "Math" Issue For Groceries

I've been finding that with shredded cheese lately. 8 ounce packages for $1.99 and 16 ounce packages for $4.79.

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rosewine replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 6:39 PM

Re: Newspaper Sub Oddities

I'm finding it difficult to find out what the subscription rates are for our local paper. Currently they deliver four days - Wed, Fri, Sat, Sun and it's $48 for 8 weeks and includes online access to all days. I'm finding I usually read [more]

Wed Apr 5

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rosewine replied to the Tax Strategies board. 10:39 AM

Re: How to file income when not given a W2 or 1099

Check with the government agency that registers businesses in your area and you may be able to find it. If not, just paper file and don't stress out about it.

Mon Mar 20

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rosewine replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 7:21 PM

Re: Go Figure

I'm in Oregon, so my registration is the same no matter what I drive. I paid the title fee for the new car, but transferred the existing plates which are good until August, 2018. This is at least the 5th car I've had them on.

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rosewine posted to the Living Below Your Means board. 12:01 AM

Go Figure

So, I bought a new car. Decided new because I usually keep a car 10 years and 10 years from now I probably will need to be thinking about not driving any more and this will probably be my last car. Decided to finance some of it because the interest [more]

Sun Mar 12

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rosewine replied to the Tax Strategies board. 12:04 AM

Re: Which medical expenses are deductible?

and for those who have them, hearing aids and hearing aid batteries. Many people aren't aware that the batteries are considered a medical expense.

Wed Mar 8

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rosewine replied to the H & R Block, Inc. board. 10:51 PM

Re: WATSON/IBM/HRB

Yes. It's about the relationship. I suspect I've talked to more Block clients since the Watson rollout than you have. Some like the two monitor approach and except for the simplistic graphics, I do too. I think it has great possibilities once [more]

Tue Mar 7

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rosewine replied to the H & R Block, Inc. board. 9:25 PM

Re: WATSON/IBM/HRB

Of course it sound like a success to upper management talking to investors. They don't have to sit at a tax desk and use it. And the implication that it will find things that the tax preparer won't is insulting.

Mon Mar 6

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rosewine replied to the Tax Strategies board. 9:30 PM

Re: How to file for free

I've been seeing a lot of my little old ladies the last couple of weeks. None of them bats an eye at a $500 + tax prep bill but I get a lot of static about a $200 return from everybody else. I've been telling the little old ladies that end of [more]

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rosewine replied to the H & R Block, Inc. board. 11:06 AM

Re: WATSON/IBM/HRB

I think it has the potential for being very useful, but it's not there yet. It isn't doing anything that a competent tax professional isn't already doing.

Rose, LTC, EA

Sun Mar 5

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rosewine replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 6:11 PM

Re: Walls or Floors

I'll just be doing the first floor. First up will be the bedroom with the pine/fir floor, next the living, dining and hall which are oak. Last, and probably not this year, is the what is currently the junk room. If I get lucky and sell a lot of [more]

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rosewine replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 1:11 PM

Re: Walls or Floors

I'm answering myself, as it seems easier than answering you separately. Thank you for the suggestions, I really appreciate it.

Some additional details. While I know it would be easier and probably cheaper for the contractors to do the [more]

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