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Re: ESPP Any Good?

You should be contributing 10% and selling all shares as soon as you can. This is the equivalent of at least an extra 1.7% of you base pay. Easy money, so take it. Be disciplined and sell the share immediately and invest the proceeds according to your AA. +1 I started contributing to ESPP last year...
by shashiraj8
Thu Feb 20, 2014 12:36 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: ESPP Any Good?
Replies: 16
Views: 1364

Re: Republic Wireless

My wife and I switched from AT&T to Republic Wireless in Oct'13. We have Moto Defy XT phone ($99), which is a very basic smartphone but it works well for us. We have the $19 plan and with taxes the monthly bill is around $23. We have used the phone internationally (over wifi) to make calls to US...
by shashiraj8
Thu Jan 09, 2014 11:57 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Republic Wireless
Replies: 55
Views: 13599

Re: Where do Bogleheads call home?

I live in US, but help family members in India with their investments. Expense Ratio for Index Funds in India is around 1% (e.g. Index funds from HDFC, Franklin India, etc.) Starting Jan 1, 2013 investors also have an option to buy directly from Asset Management Companies and are called "Direct...
by shashiraj8
Fri Dec 13, 2013 11:02 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Where do Bogleheads call home?
Replies: 17
Views: 3099

Re: Buying 1st Home vs. Staying Mobile for Career Growth

I'm in a similar situation in terms of rent now for flexibility vs. buy and stay in same place. I live in a two bedroom townhouse with my wife and daughter. We are happy with our current rental, but a small single family house would be nice. For us the breakeven period (using NY Rent vs. Buy Calcula...
by shashiraj8
Fri Nov 15, 2013 2:46 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Buying 1st Home vs. Staying Mobile for Career Growth
Replies: 11
Views: 861

Re: Just hit the million mark net worth today

Congratulations!!! :sharebeer
by shashiraj8
Fri Oct 18, 2013 11:41 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Just hit the million mark net worth today
Replies: 98
Views: 9513

Re: Indian interest rates: 5 year CD at 8.5%

There was a good discussion earlier on this forum -
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=93218

You might find it useful
by shashiraj8
Fri Jul 26, 2013 12:43 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Indian interest rates: 5 year CD at 8.5%
Replies: 16
Views: 1901

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V

Just finished - Bogleheads' Guide to Investing :happy

and have ordered

The Virtues of Selfishness - Ayn Rand and
The Road to Serfdrom - Friedrich Hayek

- shashi...
by shashiraj8
Tue Jul 02, 2013 1:05 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V
Replies: 3372
Views: 1216753

Re: ESPP:10% Discount & MSSB account [Morgan Stan. Smith Bar

The discount on the stock is normal income. The will be on you w-2. You don't have to do anything for this... tfb and mhc, Thank you for correcting the tax calculation. Another thing I forgot to mention is that MSSB charges a $25 fee for direct deposit of sale proceeds into my account. To reduce co...
by shashiraj8
Mon Mar 25, 2013 9:14 am
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: ESPP:10% Discount & MSSB account [Morgan Stan. Smith Barney]
Replies: 6
Views: 618

ESPP:10% Discount & MSSB account [Morgan Stan. Smith Barney]

Hello, First, I would like to thank the forum for all the information provided in different articles / discussions. It has helped me immensely in my investment planning. My company offers an ESPP managed by Morgan Stanlely Smith Barney (MSSB) and I would like to seek the forum's help in evaluating t...
by shashiraj8
Sun Mar 24, 2013 7:32 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: ESPP:10% Discount & MSSB account [Morgan Stan. Smith Barney]
Replies: 6
Views: 618

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