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Re: A Dilemma About Waist Sizes For Pants

Munchkin Man, With respect to belts, here is my view: You don't need to wear a belt with slacks or jeans, but I find that it finishes the look. I own a 5 belts, and wear them in the following combinations: Nice black belt (plain leather with a simple silver/platinum buckle). I wear this with slacks ...
by Kozmig
Fri Apr 19, 2013 8:40 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: A Dilemma About Waist Sizes For Pants
Replies: 79
Views: 8918

Re: New Charlotte Local Chapter Coordinator

Is this in Charlotte, NC?

Also, maybe the answer to this question can be found elsewhere, and if so, my appologies, but what is discussed in these meetings?

Thanks!

Kozmig.
by Kozmig
Fri Apr 19, 2013 8:38 am
 
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: New Charlotte NC Local Chapter Coordinator
Replies: 6
Views: 1027

Re: A Dilemma About Waist Sizes For Pants

Congratulations on your weight loss. Not sure if you asked this question but: Haggar makes dress slacks, casual slacks and jeans with expandable waist. Several styles have 3 inch and another has 1.5 inch expandable waist. That will give you options with your changing waist size. Munchkin Man, altho...
by Kozmig
Wed Apr 17, 2013 3:33 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: A Dilemma About Waist Sizes For Pants
Replies: 79
Views: 8918

Re: A Dilemma About Waist Sizes For Pants

Congratulations on your weight loss. Not sure if you asked this question but: Haggar makes dress slacks, casual slacks and jeans with expandable waist. Several styles have 3 inch and another has 1.5 inch expandable waist. That will give you options with your changing waist size. Munchkin Man, altho...
by Kozmig
Mon Apr 15, 2013 8:17 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: A Dilemma About Waist Sizes For Pants
Replies: 79
Views: 8918

Re: Insulation Question

Not sure if what I ended up doing will work for you too, but it is worth a mention..... I live near Charlotte, NC, where we also have quite hot and humid summers. My house also gets no shade, and the 2nd floor would get up to 80 degrees, especially in the master bedroom. I had someone look at my att...
by Kozmig
Thu Apr 11, 2013 10:23 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Insulation Question
Replies: 25
Views: 2167

Re: Cell Phone Contract Expiring & Desire to Save $$

I too have a smartphone given to me from work, but I didnt want to lose my own personal number for a couple of reasons. I ended up transferring my number to PagePlus, and signed up for a plan that is $12 per month with 250 minutes of talk, 250 texts and 10MB data (which I dont use since I carry my s...
by Kozmig
Thu Apr 04, 2013 7:34 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Cell Phone Contract Expiring & Desire to Save $$
Replies: 13
Views: 960

Re: Nissan Murano vs. Acura RDX vs. ??

Not sure if it fits your criteria, but the Kia Sorento has been highly regarded for several years, and has some nice options inside on the upper scale versions.
by Kozmig
Tue Mar 12, 2013 10:57 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Nissan Murano vs. Acura RDX vs. ??
Replies: 35
Views: 6066

Re: Titanic II, would you take a cruise?

Cursed ship (?) + Chinese-built = no way
by Kozmig
Fri Mar 01, 2013 12:54 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Titanic II, would you take a cruise?
Replies: 30
Views: 2238

Re: Trip to Panama

Why not ask your brother?
by Kozmig
Tue Feb 19, 2013 7:57 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Trip to Panama
Replies: 7
Views: 603

Re: Past performance vs future returns

I'm relatively new to these boards (at least posting), and am wondering what the thoughts of this board are on this question: If you have a choice of 2 funds within the same asset class (could be large cap stocks funds, mid-cap, etc), and you had a choice between a Vanguard fund that is at a low ex...
by Kozmig
Fri Feb 08, 2013 1:11 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Past performance vs future returns
Replies: 36
Views: 1786

Re: Past performance vs future returns

I'm relatively new to these boards (at least posting), and am wondering what the thoughts of this board are on this question: If you have a choice of 2 funds within the same asset class (could be large cap stocks funds, mid-cap, etc), and you had a choice between a Vanguard fund that is at a low exp...
by Kozmig
Fri Feb 08, 2013 12:24 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Past performance vs future returns
Replies: 36
Views: 1786

Re: First post - Financial Checkup & retirement allocations

Playing around with my tax software, I figured I would save $200 in taxes for 2012 if I put $5k in a deductable TIRA. That would mean your marginal rate is 4%, which isn't possible. I'll have to play in the tax software again. I did test out a few scenarios, so maybe I was remembering the amount in...
by Kozmig
Fri Feb 01, 2013 10:29 am
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: First post - Financial Checkup & retirement allocations
Replies: 12
Views: 1572

Re: First post - Financial Checkup & retirement allocations

$150,000 gross would make your AGI about $123,000. That puts you in the child tax credit phaseout, so your total marginal rate is 25% federal nominal + 5% due to child tax credit phaseout + x% state. At a 30-37% marginal rate the deductible TIRA avoids a lot of taxes. Playing around with my tax sof...
by Kozmig
Thu Jan 31, 2013 10:38 am
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: First post - Financial Checkup & retirement allocations
Replies: 12
Views: 1572

Re: First post - Financial Checkup & retirement allocations

We are under the $205k limit, so it should be ok, and I will also look at contributing for 2012 as well, since I haven't filed my taxes yet. The 2013 MAGI phaseout is $178,000 - $188,000. For 2012 it is $173,000 - $183,000. I figured: $205,000 gross income - $4,000 pre-tax medical, dental, and disa...
by Kozmig
Thu Jan 31, 2013 9:38 am
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: First post - Financial Checkup & retirement allocations
Replies: 12
Views: 1572

Re: First post - Financial Checkup & retirement allocations

Thank you all for the comments and suggestions so far. There's definitely a couple of angles I did not see before. One of the reasons I previously hesitated about closing down some of my old 401ks is that I liked some of the options there, but I think I ended up "covering" my bets within e...
by Kozmig
Thu Jan 31, 2013 8:19 am
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: First post - Financial Checkup & retirement allocations
Replies: 12
Views: 1572

First post - Financial Checkup & retirement allocations

Hello everyone, after reading this and some other financial forums for a while, I realize it's time for me to seek the advice of those wiser than me when it comes to investing and financial management. Here is the relevant information. Please let me know if I leave anything out that would be importa...
by Kozmig
Wed Jan 30, 2013 10:07 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: First post - Financial Checkup & retirement allocations
Replies: 12
Views: 1572

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