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Re: Put $3k in a Life Strategy Fund in a taxable account?

VGTSX and VTSMX (Total International and Total Stock Market) would be good options for a taxable account.
by Monkeyarms
Wed Jul 17, 2013 12:39 am
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Put $3k in a Life Strategy Fund in a taxable account?
Replies: 16
Views: 1229

Re: Put $3k in a Life Strategy Fund in a taxable account?

Matti, They are not the best taxable option because not all the funds contained in them are tax efficient. You generally want to leave your bond funds in tax deferred or advantaged accounts and Life Strategy has two bond funds, International Bonds and Total Bond Market (If I'm not mistaken). You wan...
by Monkeyarms
Tue Jul 16, 2013 9:50 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Put $3k in a Life Strategy Fund in a taxable account?
Replies: 16
Views: 1229

Re: Cutting the cord on Cable

I called Comcast to drop my service. I was on hold for about 5 minutes when a woman answered the phone and asked for my number and the reason I was calling. I gave my number and told her I wanted to drop my service. She said I would receive a phone call before the end of the day. Well, 4 hours late...
by Monkeyarms
Tue Jul 16, 2013 5:34 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Cutting the cord on Cable
Replies: 95
Views: 9519

Re: Expenses as % of after tax monthly household income.

The information you have laid out is somewhat incomplete. If you have a high deductible health plan not only do you get to reduce your premiums but you might be able to save pre-tax income in a HSA. In addition most condo HOA tend to be external repairs not necessarily internal stuff so you still ne...
by Monkeyarms
Tue Jul 16, 2013 5:21 am
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Expenses as % of after tax monthly household income.
Replies: 7
Views: 1245

Re: How do you get simple tax questions answered?

Be careful using Turbo Tax and other tax programs because they tend to not account for Alternative Minimum Taxes very well. Depending on the kind of business you have (Sole proprietorship, partnership, corporation) you might simply need to familiarize yourself with the necessary schedule that your a...
by Monkeyarms
Tue Jul 16, 2013 5:16 am
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: How do you get simple tax questions answered?
Replies: 12
Views: 681

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