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Anybody use Personal Capital, or similar?
by CL on 6 Jun 2019  4 comments, latest 19 days ago
Seems like a good idea, except I'd be concerned about keeping the credentials for my checking, savings, brokerage and retirement accounts all in one container. Of course, the sales folks...

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Backdoor Roth
by CL on 31 Dec 2018  31 comments, latest 6 months ago
Anyone ever do one? It seems like there may be more than one notion of a "conversion" out there, so specifically what I am talking about is:* one makes too...

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Solo 401k
by CL on 5 Dec 2018  19 comments, latest 6 months ago
Anyone ever do a Solo 401k? What's your favorite brand? Any pros/cons?(Also, long time- no see!) :)

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Elderlaw questions
by CL on 18 Jul 2017  3 comments, latest 2 years ago
What are some good, basic questions or goals to have in an initial consult with an Elderlaw attorney? TIA!!

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Anyone have experience with QPRT?
by CL on 19 Jun 2017  3 comments, latest 2 years ago
Are they expensive? Any opinions pro or con regarding their efficacy, impact or anything? Thanks! #housing #investing #estate #trusts

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IT Bonuses and Structure SF
by CL on 13 Jun 2017  7 comments, latest 2 years ago
How much should bonuses by for IT management in SF? What are the criteria used to determine that, typically? Thanks!

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Reverse Mortgages question
by CL on 24 Apr 2017  14 comments, latest 2 years ago
My folks were looking into a reverse mortgage, so I thought I'd ask you guys a few questions. 1) Are they a bad idea in general? 2) I have a...

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Republicans were against Kennedy's rising tide (economix.blogs.nytimes.com)
by CL on 11 May 2017  Posted 2 years ago
https://economix.blogs.nytimes "When the tax cut came up for a final vote in the House of Representatives on Sept. 25, 1963, only 48 Republicans supported it; 126 voted against it. Nevertheless,...

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Housing rights question
by CL on 20 Apr 2017  10 comments, latest 2 years ago
Ran into an Uber driver today who said he's living in an in-law unit (a tool shed, in his description), and upon move-in, was told that he'd be responsible for...

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Trumpcare bill even less popular than Trump, or Congress (washingtonpost.com)
by CL on 23 Mar 2017  43 comments, latest 2 years ago
https://www.washingtonpost.com "According to Quinnipiac, only 17 percent of Americans approve of the bill — and only 6 percent of the country supports it strongly. (Congress is approved of by 21...

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Schroedinger's cat
by CL on 30 Aug 2013  30 comments, latest 2 years ago
Using Schrödinger's cat reveals that things can be in 2 states at the same time (and I reckon are influenced by the observer if the box is opened.) I understand...

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CBO
by CL on 14 Mar 2017  4 comments, latest 2 years ago
Do we have evidence that it is usually right, or that it's usually wrong?

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Why did Hillary's email server matter again?
by CL on 3 Mar 2017  20 comments, latest 2 years ago
What supposed principles were at work/violated by the private email server? And although Trump attacked her viciously for that, is his team an improvement in terms of Cybersecurity?

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Establishment clause, Due Process, etc
by CL on 30 Jan 2017  Posted 2 years ago
Quick question/tutorial/refresher: Some constitutional rights and other resultant legal documents refer to "people" and "within its jurisdiction", whereas others are afforded to "citizens". Would it be true to assert that...

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The primary voter
by CL on 14 Nov 2016  19 comments, latest 3 years ago
It would seem that, while the Dems are supposedly soul-searching, the truth is any Democrat with less negatives probably would have trounced Trump. The primary voters on the Democratic side...

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Weird deal as my in-laws sell the MIL's house
by CL on 31 Oct 2016  35 comments, latest 3 years ago
The MIL has now moved into a facility, which is a desirable outcome overall. As is common and predictable, there were some disagreements and acrimony related to the POAs and...

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Bear it!
by CL on 14 May 2012  34 comments, latest 3 years ago
Here are some things I think seem true to me, but could be refuted by you geniuses. If we have hit any bottom, we need a counterargument to the below....

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Mini Coopers
by CL on 26 Jul 2016  18 comments, latest 3 years ago
Anybody have a strong feeling about them? I was toying with buying one for the wife to replace my Volt.

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401K timing
by CL on 19 Jul 2016  17 comments, latest 3 years ago
I've maxed out since back when I was poor, and continue to do so. As time progressed, what used to be a same sized contribution each month has turned into...

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Roger Ailes Out at Fox News Amid Sexual Harrassment Allegations (Report) - Holly (hollywoodreporter.com)
by CL on 19 Jul 2016  Posted 3 years ago
http://www.hollywoodreporter.c

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Bonuses in the Bay Area
by CL on 27 Jun 2016  Posted 3 years ago
Given the current employment/economic environment in the SF Bay area, what is a reasonable amount to expect, in dollars or as a percent, for management, senior management, or executive level?...

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~60%
by CL on 10 Apr 2016  48 comments, latest 3 years ago
What would you say to someone who claims to pay over 50% in taxes? Another claimed to be approaching 60%, ostensibly because they have a couple jobs and a sole...

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Anyone use Sprint in the Bay Area?
by CL on 24 Mar 2016  7 comments, latest 3 years ago
Is it terrible or anything else to worry about? I have an AT&T iPhone 5 for the missus, but she barely uses it except on wifi and doesn't travel all...

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University budgets
by CL on 22 Mar 2016  4 comments, latest 3 years ago
Does anyone have the, ya know, details and facts about where Universities spend their dough? It would be cool to see YOY expenditures. I am under the impression that they...

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GOST
by CL on 4 Feb 2016  Posted 3 years ago
Does anyone apply GOST to their daily worklife? Also, do you ever have a consultant come in to apply it, or to conduct SWOT analysis? If so, what type of...

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INTC
by CL on 20 Jan 2012  18 comments, latest 3 years ago
I bought Intel back at the beginning of this depression at about $15/share. It's up over $26 today, which looks like about the top of what it's been. Time to...

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Why does this story sound false? (king5.com)
by CL on 12 Jan 2016  7 comments, latest 3 years ago
http://www.king5.com/story/new Go Fund Me campaign backfires on mom of cancer patient A Go Fund Me campaign backfires on a family desperate for help. Government policies are prohibiting the family...

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Property Tax question
by CL on 15 Dec 2015  10 comments, latest 4 years ago
I was arguing with someone on Facebook the other day about Property Taxes. The issue was about how long seizure from the Government takes. I was under the impression that...

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The Threat Coming by Land - Bloomberg View (bloombergview.com)
by CL on 3 Dec 2015  Posted 4 years ago
http://www.bloombergview.com/a For all the alarm about the rise of the robots, or software eating the world or the peril of climate change, one of the most pressing economic dangers of...

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CFA/CAIA certs
by CL on 11 Nov 2015  Posted 4 years ago
What types of non-Finance careers could someone with a CFA or CAIA do? Any general thoughts about either Cert? Thanks

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CFA/CAIA
by CL on 11 Nov 2015  Posted 4 years ago
What are these certs best used for? Would they be helpful in a Risk Management role? Thanks

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Carson's homage to himself in pictures (theguardian.com)
by CL on 9 Nov 2015  8 comments, latest 4 years ago
http://www.theguardian.com/us- I get mad when people send emails with misspellings. WTF is with "Poverbs"?

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Betterment or Aspiration (aspiration.com)
by CL on 12 Oct 2015  2 comments, latest 4 years ago
https://www.aspiration.com/ https://www.betterment.com/ Anybody familiar with either of these entities? Have a strong opinion about them? Thanks!

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JAVA Deets
by CL on 9 Oct 2015  11 comments, latest 4 years ago
Anyone have an idea what experienced Java developers are getting paid in the BA nowadays?

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Why You Should Learn to Love the Deficit (forbes.com)
by CL on 15 Sep 2015  1 comment, latest 4 years ago
http://www.forbes.com/sites/jo

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Why You Should Love Government Deficits - Forbes (forbes.com)
by CL on 15 Sep 2015  Posted 4 years ago
http://www.forbes.com/sites/jo

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Reagan's economics
by CL on 8 Sep 2015  5 comments, latest 4 years ago
In what ways would you bullet that Reaganism was nothing more than Keynesian economics?#politics

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Conservative support for the Cos
by CL on 27 Jul 2015  17 comments, latest 4 years ago
It seemed to me that as the Bill Cosby story started growing legs, there were conservatives who rushed to his defense. I believe they thought it was an attack, based...

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Solar Bonds (solarbonds.solarcity.com)
by CL on 23 Jul 2015  10 comments, latest 4 years ago
https://solarbonds.solarcity.c Just saw this advertised. Any thoughts?#investing

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Flag laws
by CL on 25 Jun 2015  3 comments, latest 4 years ago
I assume, but cannot find, that each State has its own laws and procedures for deciding what to do regarding non-US flags. Does anyone know where to find that out?...
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