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by kmox
Mon Jul 17, 2017 8:54 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Paying off debt vs. max savings
Replies: 21
Views: 2160

Re: Paying off debt vs. max savings

Thanks for the wiki link.

Also, we currently don't have six months emergency savings (for the reason specified above), but maybe only a few months at most.
by kmox
Mon Jul 17, 2017 8:52 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Paying off debt vs. max savings
Replies: 21
Views: 2160

Re: Paying off debt vs. max savings

Good point, and I have thought of that--selling the property. However, the house is currently valued at $80k (according to Zillow based on surrounding comps). We receive about $950 in rental income with $90/mo going to property management (it is too far from us to manage ourselves). So, if we sold i...
by kmox
Mon Jul 17, 2017 7:44 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Paying off debt vs. max savings
Replies: 21
Views: 2160

Re: Paying off debt vs. max savings

We currently rent ($1210/mo) with no plans to buy. At this point in our life, we have already owned two homes (sold one), and don't see the value in owning any more (personal preference). We expect to be living overseas in about 15yrs and don't want to tie up our savings in an illiquid asset.
by kmox
Mon Jul 17, 2017 6:42 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Paying off debt vs. max savings
Replies: 21
Views: 2160

Paying off debt vs. max savings

Hi everyone: I'm a long-time reader and find many of the posts very inspirational, but I have hardly ever posted anything. So here goes, our situation that I'd like feedback on from the greater community... Both me and my DW now have fairly stable jobs with a pretty high rate of income (combined +/-...
by kmox
Tue Apr 04, 2017 10:12 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Temp Commute/Pennsylvania to DC
Replies: 23
Views: 1948

Re: Temp Commute/Pennsylvania to DC

Amtrak doesn't go to Scranton, and driving anywhere from Scranton to the nearest Amtrak station would take approximately 3-4 hours (closest would be 30th St. in Philly). And, then you would still have another 2hr train trip, and another 15 minute Metro commute from Union Station to near the White Ho...
by kmox
Wed Dec 28, 2016 7:15 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: France or Switzerland
Replies: 52
Views: 5605

Re: France or Switzerland

Vox has a vacation index, which I've found very useful: http://www.vox.com/a/vacation-index. It shows that France and Switzerland are about equal in terms of value.

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