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Re: Used Car Purchase...Please Help

I have tried headlight kits but the lights themselves just [stink --admin LadyGeek] . I will not sell this car as it is only in fair condition with high mileage. Will likely donate to charity. Based on responses, I should keep the car longer like maybe another year and then look to buy either a new ...
by abs9986
Thu May 30, 2013 1:02 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Used Car Purchase...Please Help
Replies: 33
Views: 2510

Re: Used Car Purchase...Please Help

I drive about 10000 miles a year. This would not be a family car. So it sounds like most people are recommending until I can afford a new car or a used car that is only a few years old. I could keep my car longer. I have just been saying that for a couple of years now. The car is 16 years old but I ...
by abs9986
Tue May 28, 2013 8:13 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Used Car Purchase...Please Help
Replies: 33
Views: 2510

Re: Used Car Purchase...Please Help

20K - but this includes my emergency fund and me trying to save for a house downpayment that would be in the future.
by abs9986
Mon May 27, 2013 8:38 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Used Car Purchase...Please Help
Replies: 33
Views: 2510

Used Car Purchase...Please Help

All, I appreciate your help and insight into a potential used car purchase. I will outline the following scenarios below. Basically, I have a 1997 Civic that has 193,000 miles on it. The car is in relatively good condition; however, I feel like it's time for me to get a newer car and I am a little c...
by abs9986
Mon May 27, 2013 7:37 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Used Car Purchase...Please Help
Replies: 33
Views: 2510

Re: Moving to Baltimore, advice on finding a place to rent?

For umms I would reccomend mt Vernon as you could walk to work. I have lived in Baltimore for 3 years. The only places you should consider are mt Vernon, fells point, canton, federal hill/otterbein , and maybe Charles village. I have Persially lived in federal hill, harbor east and fells point. Neve...
by abs9986
Thu Apr 11, 2013 11:00 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Moving to Baltimore, advice on finding a place to rent?
Replies: 18
Views: 1503

Turbotax problem please help!!!

I'm filing a relatively simple tax return - only complicated issue is that I moved from NYC to MD about halfway through the year. Everything is fine until I get to the NY state tax portion. After entering all info in it is reporting the wages as the full amount on my federal return. I should be abou...
by abs9986
Sat Feb 09, 2013 11:22 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Turbotax problem please help!!!
Replies: 5
Views: 919

Repetitive Stress Injury...Need Financial/Career Advice

I am 26 and live in the State of Maryland with B.S in Business. Since graduating, my career has focused on process improvement, business analysis, and operations. My most recent position was a Business Analyst where I was employed 5 months. Due to the nature of the work, I was on the computer nearly...
by abs9986
Thu Jan 24, 2013 10:33 am
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Repetitive Stress Injury...Need Financial/Career Advice
Replies: 8
Views: 906

Re: 25 Year Old Investor Portfolio (update)....your thoughts

Any other thoughts before I take the plunge and set up how I stated above?
by abs9986
Fri Jun 01, 2012 4:53 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: 25 Year Old Investor Portfolio (update)....your thoughts
Replies: 6
Views: 749

25 Year Old Investor Portfolio (update)....your thoughts

I have spent the last week reading these forums and have received some help with my initial investment question. I have formulated a new strategy and wanted you feedback: Emergency funds = Yes (10K in Bank of America Checking Account) No Debt Tax Filing Status: (Single) Tax Rate: 25% Federal 4% MD A...
by abs9986
Wed May 30, 2012 9:29 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: 25 Year Old Investor Portfolio (update)....your thoughts
Replies: 6
Views: 749

Re: 25-Year Old (New Investor) - Please Help!

Thank you for the quick replies! I was wondering - there must be other people on this forum with similar age, expenses and goals as me. In my case 25-year old, no debt, just starting out and wanting to invest in index funds. Is there a post or guide that speaks specifically to someone in my situatio...
by abs9986
Mon May 21, 2012 10:23 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: 25-Year Old (New Investor) - Please Help!
Replies: 15
Views: 1632

Re: 25-Year Old (New Investor) - Please Help!

What are the other books in the reccomended reading list by the way?
by abs9986
Mon May 21, 2012 4:05 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: 25-Year Old (New Investor) - Please Help!
Replies: 15
Views: 1632

Re: 25-Year Old (New Investor) - Please Help!

I updated my original post to format it in the recommended way (I kept the original post above as well) The issue is: I'm putting about 15% of my income into retirement. Yes, I could put more - but don't I want to have investments for other things before retirement (house, vacations, cars, other big...
by abs9986
Sun May 20, 2012 10:09 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: 25-Year Old (New Investor) - Please Help!
Replies: 15
Views: 1632

25-Year Old (New Investor) - Please Help!

I just finished reading the four pillars of investing and am really interested in setting up an investment portfolio. I am 25 years old, so I obviously have a lot of time to invest and am not too adverse to risk. I have a lot of questions so thank you for your help and patients. Retirement - I have ...
by abs9986
Sun May 20, 2012 8:36 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: 25-Year Old (New Investor) - Please Help!
Replies: 15
Views: 1632

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