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Re: Tax audit poll

Boglenaut wrote:Items 1 and 2 are not mutually exclusive, yet people responding can only select one of them. What if both are true?


I would like to make it possible to select more than one answer on the poll. I will look into that.
by Gauss44
Thu Apr 10, 2014 4:05 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Tax audit poll
Replies: 19
Views: 981

Tax audit poll

Tax audit poll
by Gauss44
Thu Apr 10, 2014 3:57 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Tax audit poll
Replies: 19
Views: 981

Re: Writing my 1st book: Financial tips please.

Currently, my goal isn't to make a living by writing books. However, I would still like to go about this in a financially intelligent manner so any actual financial tips would still be great! Just as a response to some of the previous comments, I do plan to self publish electronically. My purpose in...
by Gauss44
Mon Mar 17, 2014 3:41 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Writing my 1st book: Financial tips please.
Replies: 14
Views: 1346

Writing my 1st book: Financial tips please.

I'm in the process of writing my 1st book which I hope to publish for profit. There's clearly some expenses involved and a business element. So, I was wondering if anyone on here has done this before, and if so, if you have any advice for a 1st time author? This could be a heads up about taxes or wh...
by Gauss44
Mon Mar 17, 2014 10:42 am
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Writing my 1st book: Financial tips please.
Replies: 14
Views: 1346

Filing revised returns from a long time ago - Good idea?

Back when I was in undergrad, I was NOT financially smart AND was on my own financially. I filled out all of my own tax returns every year and never ever took the college tuition deduction even though I paid over $35k a year in tuition (and had a job every year). That was over 5-10 years ago. Now, I...
by Gauss44
Mon Mar 17, 2014 10:10 am
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Filing revised returns from a long time ago - Good idea?
Replies: 2
Views: 168

Career advice: Where an entry level finance job leads...

If you get an entry-level job at a financial company like State Street and intend to work your way up the ladder, while taking finance and MBA classes in the evenings, where is that likely to lead (position-wise and financially)? (Position-wise = the name of a position in a company.) Would you recom...
by Gauss44
Thu Mar 13, 2014 11:59 am
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Career advice: Where an entry level finance job leads...
Replies: 10
Views: 736

Re: Investing (not speculating) in Bitcoin

I'm surprised that no one has suggested Bitcoin mining using the free tier of Amazon EC2 cloud service (or, even paying for it). Your upfront costs would be zero and, if Amazon advertising is to be believed, your long term costs would be competitive or less, especially if you take into account air ...
by Gauss44
Mon Dec 23, 2013 11:25 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Investing (not speculating) in Bitcoin
Replies: 119
Views: 8723

Re: Financial 'Regrets' for 2013

As the year comes to a close, do you have any regrets be they opportunities you failed to take advantage of or mistakes you made in your financial decision making? Yes, I'm never selling bitcoin on Paypal again! Here's why : Paypal tolerates buying through their site, but as soon as you sell bitcoi...
by Gauss44
Mon Dec 23, 2013 9:38 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Financial 'Regrets' for 2013
Replies: 60
Views: 4598

Re: How to fight work place bullying

I find Tim Field's work in workplace bullying especially helpful: http://www.bullyonline.org/workbully/amibeing.htm particularly the "why me?" part on that page. There is also a yahoo group related to that site. Some of the people there became ill from being bullied in the workplace. http...
by Gauss44
Mon Dec 23, 2013 9:16 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: How to fight work place bullying
Replies: 76
Views: 4735

Re: How to fight work place bullying

Standing up for yourself is usually good advice when it comes to male bullying. With female bullying I honestly have no idea. It sounds like changing the situation will not work, so changing jobs would be the only option. An internal transfer or a different job elsewhere. Easier said then done. In ...
by Gauss44
Mon Dec 23, 2013 9:08 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: How to fight work place bullying
Replies: 76
Views: 4735

Re: Investing (not speculating) in Bitcoin

My new plan: Get either a macbook or a gaming computer with a radeon graphics card that ends in M, and join a mining pool like Bitminter. Who thinks this will work? Who thinks that my computer will break in the first month or so? Anyone know of a good litecoin mining pool? It sounds like a way to g...
by Gauss44
Mon Dec 23, 2013 6:33 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Investing (not speculating) in Bitcoin
Replies: 119
Views: 8723

Re: Investing (not speculating) in Bitcoin

My new plan:

Get either a macbook or a gaming computer with a radeon graphics card that ends in M, and join a mining pool like Bitminter.

Who thinks this will work? Who thinks that my computer will break in the first month or so?

Anyone know of a good litecoin mining pool?
by Gauss44
Mon Dec 23, 2013 5:50 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Investing (not speculating) in Bitcoin
Replies: 119
Views: 8723

Re: Litecoin Mining - Has anyone tried it?

I wonder if one of these would be good for litecoin mining: http://www.bestbuy.com/site/pc-gaming-hardware/gaming-laptops/pcmcat287600050003.c?id=pcmcat287600050003 ? Or if there's any substantial risk in buying one, trying it out for mining, and returning it in Best Buy's 2 week window if it didn't...
by Gauss44
Sun Dec 22, 2013 5:21 am
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Litecoin Mining - Has anyone tried it?
Replies: 31
Views: 3235

Re: What's financially wrong with starting your career at ag

What's financially wrong with starting your 1st career, as a doctor, at the age of 50? ..And not saving for retirement prior to age 50? <snip> I, personally, think he might be okay if he puts aside a lot of money for 20 or 30 years (age 50 to age 70 or 80), especially if he's not paying of loans. I...
by Gauss44
Thu Dec 19, 2013 6:41 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: What's financially wrong with starting your career at age50?
Replies: 64
Views: 5895

Re: What's financially wrong with starting your career at ag

Your chances of getting into medical school are low. Getting into a competitive specialty or fellowship--even lower. Bottomline is that you should assume you are going to end up with the lowest-paid specialty and base your decision about medical school off of that. Then I would shadow this lowest-p...
by Gauss44
Thu Dec 19, 2013 6:36 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: What's financially wrong with starting your career at age50?
Replies: 64
Views: 5895

Re: What's financially wrong with starting your career at ag

A lot of people have the passing urge to be $500K/year specialists. It's a lot harder to actually make it happen, especially in middle age. OP or his friend doesn't want to make the low salaries of a PA or RN in the $80K or $50K range. Then steve mentions $500K/year specialists. I assume you are th...
by Gauss44
Tue Dec 17, 2013 11:27 am
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: What's financially wrong with starting your career at age50?
Replies: 64
Views: 5895

Re: Can someone explain why Bitcoins are allowed as a curren

Bitcoin reminded me of those tickets you get for winning games at Chuck e Cheese before it grew in value.
by Gauss44
Mon Dec 16, 2013 4:52 am
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Can someone explain why Bitcoins are allowed as a currency?
Replies: 15
Views: 1033

Re: What's financially wrong with starting your career at ag

The lack of specifics in your post make it really hard to answer anything. How old is he right now? What is his financial situation? Current net worth, retirement accounts, etc? Mortgage paid off? What is his current living situation? Married, kids, dependents, etc? How does he know medicine is his...
by Gauss44
Sun Dec 15, 2013 7:35 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: What's financially wrong with starting your career at age50?
Replies: 64
Views: 5895

Re: Gift Suggestions - for a 9 year old girl

You gotta tell us more about her. What are her interests? Does she have a wish list for Santa? Thanks for that. She likes things like rainbow looms, drawing etc. I still need to find her list for Santa. Drawing: Go to an art supply store and buy her drawing supplies that she wouldn't buy for hersel...
by Gauss44
Sat Dec 14, 2013 6:55 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Gift Suggestions - for a 9 year old girl
Replies: 25
Views: 1323

Re: Gift Suggestions - for a 9 year old girl

You gotta tell us more about her. What are her interests? Does she have a wish list for Santa? Thanks for that. She likes things like rainbow looms, drawing etc. I still need to find her list for Santa. Drawing: Go to an art supply store and buy her drawing supplies that she wouldn't buy for hersel...
by Gauss44
Sat Dec 14, 2013 6:27 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Gift Suggestions - for a 9 year old girl
Replies: 25
Views: 1323

What's financially wrong with starting your career at age50?

What's financially wrong with starting your 1st career, as a doctor, at the age of 50? ..And not saving for retirement prior to age 50? If someone is stuck on doing this because it is their "calling," what can be done to fix the financial part of this situation? I'm asking this question on...
by Gauss44
Sat Dec 14, 2013 6:07 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: What's financially wrong with starting your career at age50?
Replies: 64
Views: 5895

Re: Tax: Trading/Selling Bitcoin

Twins Fan wrote:What is it they say about investing in something you don't understand??? :D


That that describes every investor, because it's impossible to know everything about every investment you ever touch, especially the really new stuff. Or unless you don't invest in much.
by Gauss44
Tue Dec 10, 2013 4:11 am
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Tax: Trading/Selling Bitcoin
Replies: 7
Views: 645

Tax: Trading/Selling Bitcoin

For those of you trading or buying and selling bitcoin, how are you handling the tax situation? For the professionals on here, how would you? (By "buying and selling" I mean both on currency exchanges and to and from individuals online.) Me: I figure that this is a non-issue under a certai...
by Gauss44
Mon Dec 09, 2013 6:41 am
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Tax: Trading/Selling Bitcoin
Replies: 7
Views: 645

Re: Litecoin Mining - Has anyone tried it?

mjb: what has been your return on your mining? Well, I have paid for my rig (and I can always sell it). I value lite coins at $4 a coin so I would say I broke even. If you treat the bubble prices as real. Of course I don't count electricity since I use my mining rig as a heater. Based on mining his...
by Gauss44
Mon Dec 02, 2013 8:23 am
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Litecoin Mining - Has anyone tried it?
Replies: 31
Views: 3235

Re: Litecoin Mining - Has anyone tried it?

Bitcoin thefts soar as online criminals target easy payday after currency's value quadruples in the space of three weeks ⋅ More than $2m stolen from Danish, Polish, Czech and Australian sites ⋅ Man who makes real-life coins also halts orders amid 'regulatory issues' ⋅ ...
by Gauss44
Mon Dec 02, 2013 8:15 am
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Litecoin Mining - Has anyone tried it?
Replies: 31
Views: 3235

Re: Investing (not speculating) in Bitcoin

ourbrooks wrote: People who know a bit about how currencies really work and consider the whole Bitcon idea as fundamentally flawed.


The Winkelvoss twins like it: http://www.cnbc.com/id/101190181 If their opinion counts.
by Gauss44
Mon Dec 02, 2013 6:00 am
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Investing (not speculating) in Bitcoin
Replies: 119
Views: 8723

Re: Litecoin Mining - Has anyone tried it?

I would be careful, if crypto really picks up, corporations will simply offer their own in a form that is more reliable and convenient. It does not seem like much of a stretch for Paypal to start using international PayCoin rather than local currency. And most would trust their currency more. I won...
by Gauss44
Sat Nov 30, 2013 12:54 am
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Litecoin Mining - Has anyone tried it?
Replies: 31
Views: 3235

Re: Investing (not speculating) in Bitcoin

When I looked, the price for Bitcoin on eBay is outrageously higher than the market rate. I guess it's a good way to sell Bitcoins, if you can find a buyer. But not a very good way to buy them. I think the problem with eBay is that if people are paying with PayPal they can claim they never got the ...
by Gauss44
Thu Nov 28, 2013 3:19 am
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Investing (not speculating) in Bitcoin
Replies: 119
Views: 8723

Re: Investing (not speculating) in Bitcoin

My plan: 1. Buy bitcoin (done) 2. Let it double in value (almost done) 3. Take out my initial investment 4. Leave the rest in with hopes it becomes a major currency 5. Maybe pick out of that fund now and then if and when I need extra money 6. I may or may not transform some of this into a paper wall...
by Gauss44
Thu Nov 28, 2013 2:53 am
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Investing (not speculating) in Bitcoin
Replies: 119
Views: 8723

Re: Litecoin Mining - Has anyone tried it?

What if you have access to empty college computer labs? And/or join a mining pool? Unauthorized use of someone else's computer labs for personal profit is often frowned upon. Mining pools generally compensate you based upon your contribution in terms of computing power. You really need specialized ...
by Gauss44
Thu Nov 28, 2013 1:13 am
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Litecoin Mining - Has anyone tried it?
Replies: 31
Views: 3235

Re: Litecoin Mining - Has anyone tried it?

I've never tried it, but it sounds brilliant. Good luck!!! If you're a card shark and if it's legal where you are, there are plenty of gambling sites that use bitcoin and litecoin too. It could be a waste of time or money. It could be the best investment I've ever made, if the right cryptocurrency ...
by Gauss44
Thu Nov 28, 2013 12:55 am
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Litecoin Mining - Has anyone tried it?
Replies: 31
Views: 3235

Re: Litecoin Mining - Has anyone tried it?

First off let me state that I own some Bitcoins, Litecoins and some PPcoins. Also I am a computer technician and a junior in college working towards a computer science degree. Now if you want to own any coins you should just buy them on a exchange. I can tell from the way you stated your question t...
by Gauss44
Thu Nov 28, 2013 12:46 am
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Litecoin Mining - Has anyone tried it?
Replies: 31
Views: 3235

Litecoin Mining - Has anyone tried it?

What do you think of litecoin? Does anyone have suggestions for mining it? Ex. Which mining tools to use? Why I'm interested in litecoin : IMO, litecoin may be the next cryptocurrency to significantly rise in value. I think litecoin is trying to piggyback off of bitcoin's name recognition. So, if bi...
by Gauss44
Wed Nov 27, 2013 11:18 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Litecoin Mining - Has anyone tried it?
Replies: 31
Views: 3235

Re: Bitcoin Mining: Have you tried it? How to get started?

If you are interested in learning more about Bitcoin and mining, go to Bitcointalk.org. As newer and more specialty hardware comes out and fewer coins are available to mine it will be a money losing proposition to mine. Also consider the volatility... If the price drops in half ( happens often), yo...
by Gauss44
Thu Oct 31, 2013 8:28 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Bitcoin Mining: Have you tried it? How to get started?
Replies: 17
Views: 1930

Re: Bitcoin Mining: Have you tried it? How to get started?

The days of Bitcoin mining are coming to an end. My son began mining with his graphics card in his PC in January of this year and between the mining and the radical increase in price, he made a decent little chunk of change. But as dedicated ASIC hardware came on line, the graphics card mining beca...
by Gauss44
Thu Oct 31, 2013 7:49 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Bitcoin Mining: Have you tried it? How to get started?
Replies: 17
Views: 1930

Re: Bitcoin Mining: Have you tried it? How to get started?

If some of these threads I've been reading are accurate: -All you need is a crappy laptop and a mining device which can be purchased on ebay. Source: https://forums.butterflylabs.com/jalapeno-single-sc-support/3648-what-kind-computer-host-will-needed-run-these-asic-miners.html (Granted it's a bias s...
by Gauss44
Thu Oct 31, 2013 7:46 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Bitcoin Mining: Have you tried it? How to get started?
Replies: 17
Views: 1930

Re: Bitcoin Mining: Have you tried it? How to get started?

An index fund that invests in established and upcoming e-currencies could be an interesting thing though. Agreed. It's probably far too late. You'd need some sort of bot network to take advantage of other people's electricity/cpu time to even come close to making minimum wage, much less earn signif...
by Gauss44
Thu Oct 31, 2013 6:57 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Bitcoin Mining: Have you tried it? How to get started?
Replies: 17
Views: 1930

Re: Bitcoin Mining: Have you tried it? How to get started?

I believe we're in the long tail for mining bitcoins...you're probably a couple years too late to make this a better payout of your time than filling out online surveys or secret shopping. Of course neither of those have the promise of EASY RICHES. Better yet: just buy some bitcoins on an exchange....
by Gauss44
Thu Oct 31, 2013 5:28 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Bitcoin Mining: Have you tried it? How to get started?
Replies: 17
Views: 1930

Bitcoin Mining: Have you tried it? How to get started?

Can anyone provide some advice about how to get started mining bitcoins? Can you recommend any specific software/hardware? I'm looking at Butterfly Labs bitcoin miners, ASIC miners (the flash drive lookalikes), and possibly getting a new computer. Right now I have all laptops: A macbook, a chromeboo...
by Gauss44
Thu Oct 31, 2013 5:12 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Bitcoin Mining: Have you tried it? How to get started?
Replies: 17
Views: 1930

Re: Why doesn't anyone like working in finance?

Who says ppl dislike working in finance? That wasn't my career field, but I find your thesis presumptuous... Everyone I've ever met who works in a large financial firm, as well as, a bunch of people I've read about. This is puzzling to me because I think I'd like it. I agree that this might be a ba...
by Gauss44
Mon Oct 14, 2013 9:37 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Why doesn't anyone like working in finance?
Replies: 27
Views: 2974

Why doesn't anyone like working in finance?

The purpose of my question in the title is that I am thinking about switching careers. Specifically, I am considering doing a finance post bacc, applying for an analyst position, getting an MBA, and then applying for an associate position. (I'm new to this and think I got that right.) Based on limit...
by Gauss44
Mon Oct 14, 2013 9:32 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Why doesn't anyone like working in finance?
Replies: 27
Views: 2974

Re: BigMoney Jobs(high school student wants to be rich some

Clearly Irrational has a good point. I think my friend's son (posted with permission) means truly rich. But I also think he might need to settle for well off. For this reason, I don't want to limit anyone's response. There might some career paths where he would have a shot at what he wants with reas...
by Gauss44
Thu Apr 25, 2013 4:44 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: BigMoney Jobs(high school student wants to be rich some day)
Replies: 102
Views: 7046

Re: [physician wants to explore career options]

"I thought financial planning would be a way to help people/teach people when they're having good times, not just bad." Not an answer to your question, but considering you said the above, have you considered marketing yourself to people who are NOT going through bad times? Maybe there's a ...
by Gauss44
Wed Apr 24, 2013 10:06 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: UPDATE: [physician, career options, life options]
Replies: 89
Views: 7927

Re: BigMoney Jobs(high school student wants to be rich some

Once he narrows down some career options, he might go shadow or intern to see if he likes it. For now, his main interests are money and sports. (He's been investing in a Roth IRA since age 16.)
by Gauss44
Wed Apr 24, 2013 6:48 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: BigMoney Jobs(high school student wants to be rich some day)
Replies: 102
Views: 7046

Re: Where to put an emergency fund?

A roth (up to max), a money market, or both.
by Gauss44
Wed Apr 24, 2013 5:39 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Where to put an emergency fund?
Replies: 9
Views: 1188

Re: medicine a dead end: now what?

I am a non-traditional pre-med. Would you, or anyone, be willing to warn me about the problems you speak of? You can PM me to keep this thread on topic. After reading your post, I'm wondering if I'm next to encounter the same problem.
by Gauss44
Wed Apr 24, 2013 5:24 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: UPDATE: [physician, career options, life options]
Replies: 89
Views: 7927

BigMoney Jobs(high school student wants to be rich some day)

In your opinion, for a high school senior who's choosing a career path, which of the following requires the 1st most , the 2nd most , and the 3rd most : 1. Training or education 2. Luck or abnormally high IQ 3. Overall likelihood of getting rich A doctor, lawyer, investment banker, or something else...
by Gauss44
Wed Apr 24, 2013 2:24 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: BigMoney Jobs(high school student wants to be rich some day)
Replies: 102
Views: 7046

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