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by Who
Fri Apr 21, 2017 2:54 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: CA State Tax Refund ~ 3 Month Processing Time
Replies: 19
Views: 1514

Re: CA State Tax Refund ~ 3 Month Processing Time

It was quick for me. I filed my CA tax form on April 17. It is now April 21, and my refund is safely in my checking account. (But I've got a super simple form for them to process. I live in AZ, but own rental property in CA. CA taxes the H out of my rental through the year, and I have to file to get...
by Who
Tue Feb 28, 2017 3:37 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Why not to do ROTH Conversion
Replies: 29
Views: 3019

Re: Why not to do ROTH Conversion

Another important piece of the math puzzle is state taxes. My husband and I would love to start converting some of our tIRA $ into Roth $, even though we are in the 25% federal bracket (we wouldn't convert enough to go a bracket higher than that). What stops us is the >9% state bracket we're in. I ...
by Who
Sat Aug 17, 2013 4:12 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Clearing car "Check Engine" light
Replies: 51
Views: 17681

Re: Clearing car "Check Engine" light

This can be a nuisance with some cars. My 2001 Corolla started turning this light when it was a few years old, and out of warranty. Two Toyota dealerships told me I had to replace the catalytic converter, at a cost of about $2000. Instead of doing that, I bought a cheap OBD2 scanner, and use it to s...
by Who
Sun Oct 02, 2011 9:37 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Why not 100/100 asset allocation
Replies: 234
Views: 21007

Why you may not want to go 100% all in... "Markets can remain irrational longer than you can remain solvent." - John Maynard Keynes. Look at the S&P 500 from January 2000 to December 2009 (10 years), which was almost flat. Look at the Japan's Nikkei 225 from January 1990 to December 20...
by Who
Tue Sep 27, 2011 5:24 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What are your favorite podcasts?
Replies: 31
Views: 3335

Demand Side Economics (by Allan Harvey)

for one Keynesian economist's perspective on today's economy

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