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vkg replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 9:39 AM

Re: Money Concerns @ $125K/yr.

DD's best friend lives in a 5000+ sq. foot house (only child). She likes ours better because she says when she's home she doesn't even KNOW for sure if her parents are home or not, unless she checks the garage for cars, and it's scary when she's [more]

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vkg replied to the Tax Strategies board. 9:34 AM

Re: Working in my 70s

IRA RMD requirements are the same regardless of whether you are still employed.

You will need to check the terms of your employer's 401k plan. 401K plans can allow RMDs to not start until retirement. The key point is that it is allowed, but [more]

Fri Sep 26

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vkg replied to the Credit Cards and Consumer Debt board. 8:34 PM

Re: A strange thing happened

Turns out several charges were made in California a couple of days after I charged a meal at a restaurant.

The restaurant charge was the only one made for several weeks before that.

I also had a similar pattern a couple of years
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vkg replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 4:25 PM

Re: Late payment - car shuts down!

One of the arguments being used against them is that 3 days late on a payment can trigger the shutdown. Many state laws say 30 days late for a repo.

It is a contract, the seller sets the terms and the buyer can choose not to sign. [more]

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vkg replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 1:29 PM

Re: Disney Vacation Account

However, when my entire family was planning the reunion, I had a set of cousins who refused to stay anywhere other than the deluxe resorts (~$300 a night). She also wanted the deluxe dining plan. (3 sit-down dinners every day at the cost of $440 [more]

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vkg replied to the Credit Cards and Consumer Debt board. 11:48 AM

Re: A strange thing happened

That is legitimate because I paid for parking that day. It makes me think that there possibly was a card reader on that meter. Citibank cancels that card and reverses the charges. They are mailing me new cards.

A skimmed card would [more]

Wed Sep 24

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vkg replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 3:46 PM

Re: On line U ad

I'm a bit young for it, but I've never heard that Tupperware or Mary Kay said "try and put down your friends" as a way to increase business.

Working your way up by recruiting more people is the only real way to make money [more]

Tue Sep 23

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vkg replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 12:15 PM

Re: Just when you're convinced Walmart...

And the conveyor belts are too long where you usually have to check out totally before you can walk down to bag your items, and if there's someone behind you they usually don't have the sense of courtesy to wait until you've finished bagging [more]

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vkg replied to the Credit Cards and Consumer Debt board. 11:13 AM

Re: where to begin

Sorry, it was probably a bad decision to take income tax advice from your landlord, as it is highly unlikely to are actually qualified to give such advice. Unless they are income tax professionals, I would strongly suggest that you get yourself [more]

Sun Sep 21

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vkg replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 1:10 PM

Re: Arrgghh!! What not to do...

Wow. I hope he had fun with all that money...

Maybe, If he is like my late BIL, most of the money went to interest and fees.

Sat Sep 20

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vkg replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 11:19 AM

Re: What's in your emergency kit?

C.J.V. – don’t believe them “best by” dates on most packages, me

Best buy is only a quality recommendation, and for most items the taste may not be the best but it won't hurt you. Improper handling can result in spoilage before the [more]

Fri Sep 19

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vkg replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 4:42 PM

Re: What's in your emergency kit?

For other water, as Dave says, iodine is probably the best method for purification. Otherwise, about 0.4 ml household bleach (which you very likely have on hand) per gallon will work. For reference a drop is about 0.05 ml, so about eight drops [more]

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vkg replied to the Credit Cards and Consumer Debt board. 10:19 AM

Re: where to begin

AJ there is no way I can get out of paying the loan. I know my daughter would pay it if I ask her but I can't do that since I did tell her I would pay it. It will never happen with my son.

Does your daughter understand your [more]

Thu Sep 18

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vkg replied to the Credit Cards and Consumer Debt board. 6:01 PM

Re: where to begin

Having the daughter make the payments could be arranged between the OP and her daughter, but the OP would need to ensure payments were made every month in any case, if she did not want her credit report impacted.

AJ
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vkg replied to the Credit Cards and Consumer Debt board. 11:02 AM

Re: where to begin

Great Lakes not sure what min pay will be. I will start getting statements in Jan 2015- I have been paying 100/mo.

Since this is for your daughter's education, she should be paying this loan.

Wed Sep 17

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vkg replied to the Credit Cards and Consumer Debt board. 9:58 PM

Re: where to begin

Is the $82K from US Bank a mortgage or a direct plus student loan?

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vkg replied to the Credit Cards and Consumer Debt board. 9:57 PM

Re: where to begin

yes it is

A couple of suggestions. Including part of the question will help with following to which post you are responding. Italics can be added with < i > and ended with < /i > (Remove the spaces. To show the format, [more]

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vkg replied to the Credit Cards and Consumer Debt board. 6:46 PM

Re: where to begin

Is US Bank a mortgage?

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vkg replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 4:42 PM

Re: Poll: Survival: Should you tip your YMCA/Church

Most of the staff of emergency shelters are volunteers. Providing you are able, offering to volunteer would be reasonable.

Tue Sep 16

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vkg replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 11:34 PM

Re: What's in your emergency kit?

The contents of this Home Earthquake Kit maybe of interest:
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