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vkg replied to the Get Organized! board. 3:56 PM

Re: "The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up&

can't believe the profanity filter kicked in

Look up the slang usage and you will understand.

Mon Jun 29

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vkg replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 5:46 PM

Re: Does Anyone Here Remember?

And when my mother switched to fat free mayo, the whole family started eating mustard

Fat free mayo tastes bad. We don't use alot of mayo, and it is the real mayo.

Sun Jun 28

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vkg replied to the Tax Strategies board. 5:56 PM

Re: another Roth question

I was thinking mainly of the flexibility that this account would offer -- and the (probably) higher return than could be made by parking the money in a savings account.

The only risk would be income tax on earnings, which really [more]

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vkg replied to the Tax Strategies board. 11:07 AM

Re: another Roth question

If you have sufficient income, you wife can contribute to a ROTH.

I don't know about the 5 year rule for an inactive account. Often, there is a few cents left in the account. Maybe, it is still an active account.

Contributions can [more]

Sun Jun 21

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vkg replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 12:54 PM

Re: Does Anyone Here Remember?

I mean it does have a faint yellowish look to it but nothing like the yellow of store bought butter. Makes me wonder if they dye it.

Frequently, dye is added to intensify the color. The true color depends on the cows diet.

Wed Jun 17

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vkg replied to the Tax Strategies board. 9:09 AM

Re: Large parent loan tax implications

pretty sure IRS does not impute interest on loans between family members that total less than $100,000. Document the loan, but interest is not required, and not a gift if not paid. Other family loans that are safe from tax consequences [more]

Tue Jun 16

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vkg replied to the Tax Strategies board. 2:05 PM

Re: Large parent loan tax implications

Try to minimize possible misunderstandings in the future - both between you and mom, and between you and your siblings if she dies / is incapacitated.

I would also add:
or if something happens to you.

Mon Jun 15

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vkg replied to the Get Organized! board. 3:45 PM

Re: Want to get organized in a hurry? Part Dos

3) Most misc papers have been dealt with - and the shredder has been unboxed.

Don't plan on a single long shredding event.

Household shredders are rated for a maximum continuous run time or the maximum number of sheets to [more]

Tue Jun 9

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vkg replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 12:04 PM

Re: Next Payment Due...

They had no idea how they would handle the accrued interest in the month I would pay off the loan. Evidently, they'd never done it before.


They have to handle it for sales. Your method was the simplest solution.

Mon Jun 8

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vkg replied to the Get Organized! board. 1:12 AM

Re: Continuing but not succeeding

rent a dumpster, and that isn't going to happen. The stress of trying to sort everything in a week...

Well, you wouldn't have to sort everything. If you got half of it done, that would be a good quantum leap. Or, you could rent a
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Sun Jun 7

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vkg replied to the Get Organized! board. 9:44 PM

Re: Continuing but not succeeding

I think to get any further you'll have to have reasons. What else do you want to do, and what are your reasons?

You have a way of getting directly to the heart of the matter. Your question has helped, and it has taken awhile to [more]

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vkg replied to the Tax Strategies board. 11:30 AM

Re: Using 529 Funds

Now as far as "proving", I assume that one is always subject to audit by the IRS. That if the IRS so desires, they could knock on your door (not literally) and ask to see the receipts that prove you spent the amount for which you [more]

Sat Jun 6

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vkg posted to the Get Organized! board. 11:29 PM

Continuing but not succeeding

Making slow progress. I need to care more about the stuff left to sort. Since we vacated the last storage unit, the stuff is causing much less stress. The quickly escalating cost of storage was causing stress. The living room is unusable, but we [more]

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vkg replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 5:25 PM

Re: Which checkout line should you join?

Well... I said to her.... the mistake, when corrected, will be in the bank's favor but if you don't care....

Maybe and maybe not. Large check processors encode checks including the amount. I have had checks processed for the wrong [more]

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vkg replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 10:19 AM

Re: Which checkout line should you join?

The other option is to leave. Rarely do we absolutely need something at that time or is only available from one store. If a store can't reasonably handle checkout, there is no reason to be a customer.

Since my husband is retired and we are [more]

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

Re: Which checkout line should you join?

We have tended to shy away from those because of the amount of fresh produce we buy. Can't just slide it across because there's nothing to scan.

Produce normally has a tag with its inventory number. It is fairly quick to enter the [more]

Fri Jun 5

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vkg replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 4:25 PM

Re: OT: KFC Spider Chickens

C.J.V. – had one of them “Mega-Secret Burn Before Reading” security clearances back in the 60s, me

I believe, that my security clearance came through very quickly because a cousin had a very high level clearance. My aunt (the [more]

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vkg posted to the Living Below Your Means board. 12:46 PM

OT: KFC Spider Chickens

http://news.yahoo.com/kfc-going-court-dispel-rumors-gmo-spid...

KFC wants the world to know: There’s no such thing as an eight-legged,
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Thu Jun 4

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vkg replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 3:59 PM

Re: Eggses

Oh. Sorry. I thought it was about CA not complying with larger cages.
I don't give much slack to animal cruelty. In fact, I don't give any.

AM


Do the larger cages really make much difference or do they result in more [more]

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vkg replied to the Tax Strategies board. 12:55 PM

Re: Capital Gains and sale of Home

Be careful with this, the longevity of CDs may not be what you expect, and certainly isn't forever. Also, in the future will you have a device capable of reading CDs?

Receipts can fade or be eaten by critters.

Floppies are [more]

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