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Mon Nov 20

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rosewine replied to the Health and Nutrition board. 1:03 PM

Re: blood pressure

I always tell anybody new that they will have to take my BP twice. I'm classic white coat syndrome.

Fri Nov 17

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rosewine replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 7:27 AM

Re: 'Tis The Season For Power Outages...

I'm just getting started with the Neighborhood Emergency Team training in my area. It's mostly geared toward earthquake preparedness, because that has no warning. If you are prepared for that, you should be okay for any weather related [more]

Fri Nov 10

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rosewine replied to the Tax Strategies board. 10:12 PM

Re: splitting a brokerage account after a divorc

I had a discussion today with a surviving spouse about selling the house.

Purchased in 1982 for $58K. Basis 29K his, 29K hers
Plus some currently undocumented stuff that happened after that.
Spouse deceased 2015. FMV $280K $140 [more]

Tue Nov 7

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rosewine replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 5:01 PM

Re: Gas Fireplace Insert

Thanks for the info. I've been out to the closest recommended dealer and what they told me was pretty much the same thing. Gas and electricity are close so should be easy to install, They will come out to measure and assess. I'm not sure [more]

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rosewine posted to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 12:46 PM

Gas Fireplace Insert

I have an existing wood burning fireplace that hasn't been used in years and am considering having a gas insert installed. I currently have natural gas in the house and the entry point is right next to the chimney on the outside.

Any [more]

Sun Nov 5

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rosewine replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 12:26 PM

Re: What LBYM thing did you do this week?

I sold my old desk, which brings the net cost of my new desk down to about $40.

Old desk was a student style desk and not deep enough for the things I wanted to keep within reach. New desk is a used writing desk that is the same width as [more]

Fri Oct 27

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rosewine replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 7:55 AM

Re: Early mortgage payoff schedule

I always rounded my payment up to the next highest $100 and when we did a refi did a 15 year loan. I'm not sure how much faster the loan was paid off, but at one point when we were being urged to refi again for a lower interest rate, I ran a [more]

Thu Oct 26

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rosewine replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 11:05 AM

Re: homemade mozzarella

I've made it a couple times, but could never get it to stretch. It tasted great however. Whole Foods had a DIY Cheese Kit. I've also made mascarpone which turned out great. If you try cheese making, don't get ultra pasteurized milk. It [more]

Wed Oct 18

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rosewine replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 10:23 AM

Re: Swedish Death Cleaning

Can't you carry over contributions that exceed 50% of your AGI for 5 years?

Yes, there's a carry over available, but I'm looking at enough that I can probably do 50% AGI for several years to come. If I donated it all this [more]

Tue Oct 17

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rosewine replied to the Tax Strategies board. 10:15 PM

Re: Writing Hotel Stay Off

I could make an argument both for and against it. But, if it is a write off, it's an unreimbursed employee expense so only available if you itemize deductions and all your job expenses and certain other expenses exceed 2% of your adjusted gross [more]

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rosewine replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 10:06 PM

Re: Swedish Death Cleaning

After the last couple of years sorting out the packrat's stuff, and I'm nowhere near done, I'm also working on sorting out my own stuff, because I don't want my niece and nephews to have to deal with it when I'm gone. The biggest [more]

Mon Oct 16

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rosewine replied to the Tax Strategies board. 5:26 AM

Re: RMDs

I'm at RMD age and in retrospect, I wish I had diversified to include more money in Roth contributions and less in Traditional IRAs. While I do have money in non-taxable accounts, most of it is in traditional IRA/401K accounts.

I'm [more]

Fri Oct 13

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rosewine replied to the Get Organized! board. 1:50 PM

Re: 'Swedish Death Cleaning'-new declutterin

Interesting idea, and I'll admit that as I've been clearing out my husband's stuff, I've also been clearing a lot of my own stuff so that someone else doesn't have to deal with it. I've rehomed thousands of things in the last [more]

Wed Oct 11

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rosewine replied to the Tax Strategies board. 5:08 PM

Re: Parents as dependents

Is this true even though they don't have US income?

Are they US citizens? If so, they need to report world wide income on a US tax return.

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rosewine replied to the Tax Strategies board. 12:58 PM

Re: Parents as dependents

That's why I said "may". Without looking it up, under current tax law if they are living with you and you are claiming them as a dependent and maybe even if you aren't, then there may be a penalty. There are exceptions to the [more]

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rosewine replied to the Tax Strategies board. 9:41 AM

Re: Parents as dependents

If they qualify as dependents you can claim them, If they didn't have health insurance coverage you may have to pay the ACA penalty.

Mon Oct 9

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rosewine replied to the Health and Nutrition board. 4:48 PM

Re: Manic Monday..

No, but I will this week. I always wait until after the marathon.

Tue Oct 3

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rosewine replied to the Tax Strategies board. 5:33 PM

Re: Hurricane losses for travel?

You can generally deduct the cost of the losses, minus any insurance reimbursements.

Well, yes. Maybe. Casualty losses are a Schedule A deduction if you itemize. Your loss is reduced by $100 per loss and 10% of your AGI after that.

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rosewine replied to the Running Fools board. 10:23 AM

Re: First Race since the end of April!

As one of my early mentors said, age group results are highly dependent on who shows up.

And one of the advantages of getting older. Last year was tough because of a bunch of 70 year olds. This year, they are back to being an age [more]

Mon Oct 2

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rosewine replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 5:12 PM

Re: Umm. About those cords.

Thanks for the suggestions. I figured out a way to make them not quite so obvious when I untangled the cords today. I need to get a couple of power strips that aren't quite so long to make it really work. I wish I knew how cords get so tangled [more]

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