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zol replied to the Retirement Investing board. 4:40 PM

Re: Am I saving too much in retirement accounts?

I think it's great that you are thinking about this now. To find out how to balance contributions you will need to make a projection into the future at various ages. How much $ will you need when you retire @ 45? or @ 50? Remember to account for [more]

Mon Aug 18

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zol replied to the Paying For College board. 7:21 PM

Re: College Planning Class

I went to the college planning class and I'm glad I did. I actually wished my kids and spouse were there too. They gave us a boatload of information regarding the academic and financial positioning of the student. Some highlights:

Academic [more]

Fri Jul 25

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zol replied to the Mechanical Investing board. 6:57 PM

Re: MI, friction, and a growing portfolio

I've been following this group for a long time and have learned a lot (thank you, thank you, thank you). For some reason, some things don't sink in well until you put them into practice. So, I'll share some of my experiences in case someone else is [more]

Sun Jul 13

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zol replied to the Paying For College board. 12:55 PM

Re: College Planning Class

Thanks for the heads up! I signed up and plan to attend. I'll report back what I learn.

- zol

Sat Jul 12

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zol posted to the Paying For College board. 7:55 PM

College Planning Class

We just received direct mail inviting us to the college planning class offered by http://www.freecollegeplanning.org
They claim to be a non-profit organization and say the presenters are affiliated [more]

Thu Jun 12

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zol replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 4:59 PM

Re: Poll: Defining "class"

Some would use address or zipcode as an indication of class. That one is a bit fuzzy too.

Advertizers use a classification that uses zip codes and income ranges to classify which areas are attractive to which advertizers especially for
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Tue Jun 3

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zol replied to the FIRE Wannabees board. 9:25 AM

Re: How much?

Looking for discussion. I've actually saved/invested/lucked into 8X salary already, but 5X that is real estate- my house and an rental. I've usually read to discount the value of my residence. I'm tracking my net worth, but for FIRE purposes, [more]

Fri May 30

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zol replied to the Parents and Expecting Parents board. 6:58 PM

Re: teaching etiquette to small kids

"Tell me, what do you need to remember to do at the table?"

It's important to emphasize what to do rather than only talk about what not to do.

- zol

Fri May 23

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zol replied to the Retirement Investing board. 10:38 AM

Re: What My Financial Adviser Recommends

One of the things I didn't see addressed was disability insurance. As a "single, 40-ish, no kids, renting and not planning on buying any real estate (personal choice), 100% debt-free" person your most pressing need for insurance (IMHO) is [more]

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