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Joined: Sun Aug 03, 2008 1:03 pm
Last visited: Sat Jul 25, 2009 12:44 pm
Total posts: 435
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Most active forum: Personal Finance
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Most active topic: No more 401k plans; Social Security Part 2
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Location: Oklahoma
Occupation: Self-employed
Interests: Golf

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 Forum: General Discussion   Topic: How can I best unload stuff I don't need?

Posted: Sat Aug 15, 2009 12:44 pm 

Replies: 3
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Goodwill, garage sale, graigslist.

 Forum: General Discussion   Topic: Flood watch

Posted: Fri Jul 17, 2009 5:05 pm 

Replies: 2
Views: 1996

The unconstitutional promises of the government are reliant on the american people continually consuming through debt. We do not need billions of dollars of junk from China or billions of dollars of oil from over seas. We could be reviving our economy on things we use everyday, through energy indepe...

 Forum: Personal Finance   Topic: One Mutual Fund if Just Starting Out

Posted: Sat Jun 27, 2009 9:24 am 

Replies: 7
Views: 1787

As stated above, you can diversify in numerous funds with a minimum of 50 per month with no upfront investment. I have four funds with TRP and am happy as well.

 Forum: Personal Finance   Topic: Need your opinion about my savings

Posted: Wed Jun 17, 2009 7:21 pm 

Replies: 8
Views: 3193

What is the interest on your SL? 6k should be sufficient for an EF at this time. Depending on your SL interest, I would consider paying down the SL first, starting with about 4k. I would stay in your current housing till it is paid and then save again. Posting your income would allow for more detail...

 Forum: Personal Finance   Topic: How Low Does Your Checking Account Get?

Posted: Wed Jun 17, 2009 7:08 pm 

Replies: 53
Views: 19121

I keep a 1k cushion in the household account.
I keep a 5k cushion in business the account.

I would freak if I went below 10k in my EF.

I keep these cushions so that I can pay bills as they come. Many are auto-draft.

 Forum: General Discussion   Topic: deleted deleted deleted deleted deleted deleted

Posted: Thu Jun 04, 2009 4:23 pm 

Replies: 25
Views: 17112

I read the book last year and was not impressed. It was Kiyosaki basically giving his opinion and Trump coming behind with his elitist complementary overview.

 Forum: General Discussion   Topic: The Fair Tax

Posted: Mon May 25, 2009 10:04 pm 

Replies: 32
Views: 13577

Things at the Federal level are VERY different. This is because the Federal government prints Dollars and therefore doesn't have to compete with anyone to earn those Dollars. All the Dollars just circulate around within the jurisdiction of the Federal government. Even if they leave our borders in e...

 Forum: General Discussion   Topic: The Fair Tax

Posted: Mon May 25, 2009 5:33 am 

Replies: 32
Views: 13577

And if I have to balance my budget, why doesn't my government! The answer to that question probably requires more study than you have time for right now. But you should be aware that it is not a universal truth, either in personal finance or government finance, that a balanced budget is always a go...

 Forum: General Discussion   Topic: The Fair Tax

Posted: Mon May 25, 2009 5:24 am 

Replies: 32
Views: 13577

I'm for a fair tax or consumption tax. The tax can have different %'s per item based on necessity or luxury. But ultimately, it will do nothing to improve the economy or our freedoms if the government does not cut programs and spending. The sticker shock would be a tough pill to swallow at first, bu...

 Forum: General Discussion   Topic: Why is everything always about money

Posted: Mon May 04, 2009 6:05 pm 

Replies: 20
Views: 10637

You are in a position to follow your dream. I would suggest you save up some money first, to make the transition easier. Go for it.

 Forum: General Discussion   Topic: Teabaggers - Who's Going

Posted: Sat May 02, 2009 7:34 am 

Replies: 34
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What taxation should be expected on insurance for a busines fire? My mom lost her business of 20+ years to a fire this week. Now with no way to make income any time soon i'm worried about how the insurance money will last her. I'm worried that the IRS will tax it and she'll end up with nothing to l...

 Forum: Personal Finance   Topic: Is it Time to Raid the Roth IRA?

Posted: Fri Apr 17, 2009 2:16 pm 

Replies: 16
Views: 4234

How much of the roth would be subject to the 10% penalty? I would use any of the roth that is not penalized towards your debt and payout the rest.

But as stated above, you need to be secure in your job. If I were not going to pay debt due to job loss, it would be CC debt.

 Forum: General Discussion   Topic: Teabaggers - Who's Going

Posted: Thu Apr 16, 2009 8:28 pm 

Replies: 34
Views: 12344

I went and left wanting to get a gun and shoot an elephant just to watch it fall on a donkey. There has to be a better form of taxation than the current system. But more importantly, there is a true sense that the government has over stepped its boundry. If the people do not rise up now, we will onl...

 Forum: General Discussion   Topic: Teabaggers - Who's Going

Posted: Tue Apr 14, 2009 7:56 pm 

Replies: 34
Views: 12344

I'll be at the one in Tulsa. I'm protesting massive debt, spending and bailouts.
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