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Most active forum: Personal Finance
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Most active topic: I really like Vanguard, but which way to invest for an IRA?
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 Forum: General Discussion   Topic: Website Ideas and Questions...

Posted: Mon Oct 01, 2007 7:28 pm 

Replies: 8
Views: 5532


Agreed that keeping it all at one company can make things more convenient, but I'd also say you're much less likely to get a better deal doing it that way (and probably less flexibility/features as well). As with anything, it's a trade-off. I've also heard too many nightmare stories of people losing...

 Forum: General Discussion   Topic: Website Ideas and Questions...

Posted: Sat Sep 29, 2007 8:31 pm 

Replies: 8
Views: 5532


It's usually a good idea to keep hosting separate from your domain registration so you have more flexibility if you should ever want to leave one service or the other. Some times hosting companies will hold on to your domain and make it difficult to transfer to another registrar if you no longer wan...

 Forum: Personal Development   Topic: Playing the guitar

Posted: Wed Sep 19, 2007 6:39 pm 

Replies: 16
Views: 13773


I've been playing for a few years too, and like most people say, it just takes a lot of practice. Brad is right that there are literally thousands of references out there to help, but it can be very overwhelming, especially if you don't really know what is good and bad. I personally think something ...

 Forum: General Discussion   Topic: What do you use for reading blogs?

Posted: Mon Jul 23, 2007 6:04 pm 

Replies: 13
Views: 7995


I used to use Bloglines, but got frustrated with its lack of updates and ease of use. Now I'm Google Reader all the way, and would never look back...

 Forum: Personal Finance   Topic: I really like Vanguard, but which way to invest for an IRA?

Posted: Mon Jul 16, 2007 6:42 pm 

Replies: 11
Views: 6304


Awesome...thank you both for the information!

 Forum: Personal Finance   Topic: I really like Vanguard, but which way to invest for an IRA?

Posted: Sat Jul 14, 2007 6:21 pm 

Replies: 11
Views: 6304


Well, it's been a hectic month with a lot of life changes (ended a 3-year relationship, finding a new place to live, etc.) which meant extra expenses, but I'm finally moving on opening my IRA. I'm taking the commission hit to sell what little I've got at ShareBuilder and am going to open a Roth with...

 Forum: Personal Finance   Topic: Cash Back Cards The Best? Anyone Use Travel/Airline Cards?

Posted: Mon Jun 11, 2007 8:12 pm 

Replies: 14
Views: 6649


I recently have been reading up on cash-back/rewards cards and ended up going with using my Discover and the "Get More" program. Basically you get 1% for pretty much everything, and then 5% on specific categories of things that change every quarter (one quarter covers home stuff, one cover...

 Forum: Personal Finance   Topic: I really like Vanguard, but which way to invest for an IRA?

Posted: Fri Jun 08, 2007 12:51 pm 

Replies: 11
Views: 6304


Yeah, I agree that I need to be more fee-conscious, and for the time being mutual funds will probably be a better investment for me with making smaller contributions. I guess I keep forgetting that I'm not really locked in to them once I start purchasing either, since in the future if I make more mo...

 Forum: Personal Finance   Topic: I really like Vanguard, but which way to invest for an IRA?

Posted: Thu Jun 07, 2007 2:29 pm 

Replies: 11
Views: 6304


All of the IRA discussion lately has inspired me to get working on contributing to mine. From what I've read and researched myself, I tend to really like what Vanguard has to offer as a company, but am not sure of which would be the best way to invest with them. I am torn between signing up for an I...

 Forum: General Discussion   Topic: What sites do you run?

Posted: Sun Jun 03, 2007 2:16 pm 

Replies: 10
Views: 7467


I own a few domains and have grand ideas, but not a lot of time to implement them. Whenever I think of something, I at least get the domain in hopes of eventually having the free time to work on them. Here are a few examples: ⋅  ElasticDog.com - My blog that has been around forever, not wr...

 Forum: Personal Finance   Topic: Pointers On Insurance

Posted: Wed May 23, 2007 8:29 pm 

Replies: 14
Views: 9497


Car insurance can and should be different for people in differing situations. Some more info that might be helpful would be, how old is the car that you drive, what kind of car is it, is it paid off/leased/still making payments, how old are you, do you have a lot of assets to protect in the case of ...

 Forum: Personal Finance   Topic: Open Source version of Quicken?

Posted: Thu May 17, 2007 8:13 am 

Replies: 9
Views: 6381


I'm a big open source guy and have tried a lot of them. GnuCash is one of the oldest and most well known for double-entry accounting in the Linux world especially. If you're a Linux person, GnuCash was stuck using GTK1 for a LOOOOONG time and is a huge dependency nightmare when trying to install it....

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

Posted: Wed May 16, 2007 1:34 pm 

Replies: 53
Views: 19063


I saw J.D.'s post in another thread about how his checking account was down to $4.55 and I about started having panic attacks myself :-) I do try to keep as much money as possible in my savings account versus checking, but don't really feel comfortable with my checking account dropping below $100 or...

 Forum: General Discussion   Topic: Cable and Internet Rates - What do you pay?

Posted: Wed May 16, 2007 1:28 pm 

Replies: 27
Views: 16409


We pay $30/month for cable internet and $60/month for digital cable w/DVR. With taxes and all it comes to around $95-ish per month. I could personally just drop down to internet only and live without cable, but I think my girlfriend's head would explode :-) When you think about it costing a few doll...
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