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syke6 replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 7:55 PM

Re: Home Foreclosures & Squatters

When I bought my first house in Seattle, I was surprised to see it came with an association, complete with CC&R's. One of the items in the CC&R's was that we agreed never to sell or rent the house to anyone but white Caucasians. [more]

Fri Jul 11

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syke6 replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 2:27 PM

Re: A dying dialect

I'm guessing they probably added it back in at some point? DH took 4 years of German in high school and DD#2 followed his lead.

In recent years there has been a big push towards standardized testing and emphasis on school [more]

Thu Jul 10

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syke6 replied to the Buying or Selling a Home board. 7:18 PM

Re: Two Unorthodox Ways to Pay Off a Mortgage Ea

In order to get the safety of the floor, you have to pay a 5% load, and then if you decide to access your money by taking a loan, there is a 2% fee when you take it out.

Never once, in all the explanations of IUL I've heard and [more]

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syke6 replied to the Buying or Selling a Home board. 4:02 PM

Re: Two Unorthodox Ways to Pay Off a Mortgage Ea

I have never found a situation where an IUL is the best answer. There are always cheaper options for a similar risk profile.

Kindly identify them and share them with this board.

I can think of a couple. First, the [more]

Wed Jul 9

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syke6 replied to the Best Travel Spots/Tips board. 5:09 PM

Re: European journey

Somehow I got in my head when I was very young that Mykonos was the place to be. Don't remember how anymore.

It's a very quaint little town with twisty streets. Really not much there, though. If all you want to do is eat in little cafes,
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syke6 replied to the First World Problems board. 3:05 PM

Re: thoughts on car loan?

That's all for background. Now to my question. I was in the credit union yesterday and saw a flyer for their car loans which are at 1.24%, a rate that I can get for up to 65 months and for the full purchase price.

Dayam! I would take [more]

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syke6 replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 2:44 PM

Re: The Everything Boom ---or Bubble?

Yes, Conservatives have been predicting imminent disaster for 5 years. Zimbabwe! Hyperinflation! The sky is falling! Happening soon! Any minute now! Look, inflation! Oh, never mind, not yet, but soon!

I'm not an economist, but the [more]

Mon Jul 7

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syke6 replied to the Buying or Selling a Home board. 5:07 AM

Re: Two Unorthodox Ways to Pay Off a Mortgage Ea

Dave, I believe you once said the initial fees of a IUL can be in the "teens or higher."

No, that isn't accurate, and not something that would have come from me.

It might not be accurate, but I'm pretty [more]

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syke6 replied to the Buying or Selling a Home board. 12:44 AM

Re: Two Unorthodox Ways to Pay Off a Mortgage Ea

1. the vehicle or strategy within the MFA must lose zero in principal, annually, AND,

Dave, I believe you once said the initial fees of a IUL can be in the "teens or higher." So right off the bat you lost principle and the [more]

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syke6 replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 12:40 AM

Re: Kansas Tax cut Failures study

I was using her as an example of someone that is being deprived of spending money, so that others can be paid to do nothing (i.e. dig holes and fill holes) so that they will have wages to spend. For a minimum wage worker, be it $7.25 an hour, or [more]

Sun Jul 6

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syke6 replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 4:50 PM

Re: Piketty:One More Time

To be one of the most controversial books of the summer, it is now listed as the "most unread" book of all time.

The number of comments/posts made about a book nobody has read has got to have set a record.

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syke6 replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 4:48 PM

Re: Feeling Entitled

Not defending the woman, because she was clearly rude. However, some stores honor expired coupons and coupons from other stores.

I'm a big believer in negotiating. Some of my friends laugh at me because I try to negotiate everything.
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syke6 replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 3:21 PM

Re: 10,000 hours more of a suggestion than a rul

I think I understand it. I just think it's Bullsh!t. Take your example of Gates. Does anyone really think that the 10,000 hours he got to spend on computers had much of anything to do with his starting Microsoft? Or was it all that wealth and [more]

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syke6 replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 2:33 PM

Re: Kansas Tax cut Failures study

Adjusted for inflation, revenues really tanked after both the Reagan tax cuts and the Bush tax cuts. It makes you wonder why people still keep touting the supply side theory that has repeatedly shown not to work very well.

That's [more]

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syke6 replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 12:28 PM

Re: Colleges Gouging Out Of State Students

Nobody but NOBODY gouges students like for-profit colleges. One of them is being dismantled by the govt right this minute (Corinthian). They used their BILLIONS in federal grants and loans to students to pay exorbitant salaries to executives and [more]

Sat Jul 5

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syke6 replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 12:11 PM

Re: 10,000 hours more of a suggestion than a rule

In "Outliers," Gladwell contends that early access to getting 10,000 hours of practice allowed the Beatles to become the greatest band in history (thanks to playing all-night shows in Hamburg) and Bill Gates to become one of the richest [more]

Fri Jul 4

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syke6 replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 12:17 PM

Re: A Seattle Mayor Who's Not Nutty

He's strongly pro street car, which makes him suspect in my book.

I agree though, after the last couple clowns anything is an improvement.

Tue Jul 1

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syke6 replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 8:08 PM

Re: OT played again

The M1918 Browning Automatic Rifle (BAR) was developed by John Moses Browning for WWI but saw scant use there because the war ended about the time the BAR got into the trenches.

I understand that part of the issue was that the [more]

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syke6 replied to the Running Fools board. 3:26 PM

Re: Dos and Don'ts of Running a Marathon

The Oatmeal actually has a (sold out) race, 10K half marathon, full marathon:

http://www.beattheblerch.com/

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syke6 replied to the Retire Early CampFIRE board. 2:48 PM

Re: Similarities of Iraq & Vietnam

• Motivation is critical, and we can't supply it to our allies.

The insurgents were defeated... how? Do you recall something called the 'Arab Awakening' that was where the population did stand with the U.S. military to oust the Islamist's
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