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by pilot_error
Mon Mar 20, 2017 2:18 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: TSP, Roth IRAs, Conversion Advice mil member
Replies: 9
Views: 730

Re: TSP, Roth IRAs, Conversion Advice mil member

Fishing50, seems obvious enough, thanks for the explanation.
by pilot_error
Sun Mar 19, 2017 6:26 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: TSP, Roth IRAs, Conversion Advice mil member
Replies: 9
Views: 730

Re: TSP, Roth IRAs, Conversion Advice mil member

Fishing50, would you be willing to explain further why Roth is a better choice than traditional in this situation. From what I read it is a close call so I'm wondering if I am missing something. Thanks.
by pilot_error
Thu Mar 09, 2017 10:09 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: GEICO auto rates vs. USAA: too good to be true?
Replies: 127
Views: 9424

Re: GEICO auto rates vs. USAA: too good to be true?

I'm currently serving active duty military and using USAA, my GEICO quote was $300 a year higher than USAA with the same coverage. Just thought I would add that data point to the list.
by pilot_error
Tue Dec 20, 2016 3:23 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: managing flight risk [travel by plane]
Replies: 30
Views: 2172

Re: managing flight risk

I take it you are a medical doctor? How many car accident deaths have you personally seen? How many commercial airliner deaths?

I just listened to the "Bad Medicine" series on the Freakanomics podcast and it sounds like I'm a lot safer in my plane than in your doctor's office. :wink:
by pilot_error
Mon Dec 12, 2016 8:57 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Should I max my Roth TSP or invest?
Replies: 40
Views: 4103

Re: Should I max my Roth TSP or invest?

I dont get my printers in the mail until after Christmas leave Use the printer at work, and when the bros in your unit ask why you need to print something, show/tell/teach them about how they should be setting up Vanguard Roth IRAs too. I think your step 3) is overkill. No reason the Ally bank mone...
by pilot_error
Fri Nov 25, 2016 4:35 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: What is your personal rate of inflation?
Replies: 35
Views: 4320

Re: What is your personal rate of inflation?

Bump in hopes more people with hard figures will post their values. I can only guesstimate after moving this year and increasing the size of our home, but I would say it has been a negligible change in expenses if not decrease. Gas, property insurance and food all down in cost. I would say craft bee...
by pilot_error
Tue Nov 08, 2016 11:24 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: House Price = 150 X Monthly Rent
Replies: 16
Views: 2985

Re: House Price = 150 X Monthly Rent

The 150x multiplier looks like it would apply to my home if mortgage rates were above 7%. With today's rates you can buy much more house and have it be cheaper than renting. For my Sacramento suburb I see a 200x multiplier being a better "decision point."(or not buy more house and save mor...
by pilot_error
Sat Sep 17, 2016 12:16 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: A personal finance Income Planning Tool (IPT)
Replies: 11
Views: 2295

Re: A personal finance Income Planning Tool (IPT)

Well I'm intrigued, I will have to spend some time entering my data as this is very comprehensive. I have a personal tool I created but it only applies to me while you did a lot of work to make this applicable to as many users as possible. Can't wait to compare results!

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