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by SheReadsHere719
Thu Feb 16, 2017 5:11 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: New to investing (25 yr/old). Diverse Vanguard Portfolio? Overlaps I am missing?
Replies: 50
Views: 2195

Re: New to investing (25 yr/old). Diverse Vanguard Portfolio? Overlaps I am missing?

Roth IRA (~max'd out 2016 at $3700) If your gross is $105,000, you can max out your Roth IRA for 2016 at $5,500. You have until April 2017 to contribute the remaining $1,800; just make sure to specify that it's for the 2016 tax year. Since you're approaching the $117,000 income limit phase-out, I w...
by SheReadsHere719
Thu Feb 16, 2017 1:12 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Looking at a refurbished iPhone
Replies: 5
Views: 594

Re: Looking at a refurbished iPhone

I bought a refurbished iPad late last year and have had no issues. bluebolt is right; they do come with 1 year of AppleCare. My 2 pieces of advice: 1) Buy the iPhone on a good credit card (CSP/CSR, Amex, etc.) that has warranty and purchase protection in case you get a lemon. 2) Go through eBates to...
by SheReadsHere719
Wed Feb 15, 2017 1:53 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How do you handle switching your handbag?
Replies: 62
Views: 3587

Re: How do you handle switching your handbag?

I have an in-bag purse organizer from the Container Store (link: https://www.containerstore.com/s/travel/clothing-accessories-organizers/in.bag-navy-aqua-tile-purse-organizer/12d?productId=11003240). I can fit the majority of my items in it, and seamlessly transfer between handbag and work backpack ...
by SheReadsHere719
Thu Feb 09, 2017 11:39 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Financial Movies and Shows
Replies: 37
Views: 3267

Re: Financial Movies and Shows

Reviving this thread - Billions just finished its first season on Showtime; one of the creators is Andrew Ross Sorkin, who wrote Too Big to Fail. Excellent acting.
by SheReadsHere719
Wed Feb 08, 2017 10:50 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Airport for Tampa Area
Replies: 9
Views: 869

Re: Airport for Tampa Area

Not a dumb question; PIE is the St Pete/Clearwater airport (http://www.fly2pie.com/), which is a small, mostly regional airport. TPA is Tampa International, the larger hub. I would recommend looking at hotels in St. Pete rather than Tampa if you're trying to stay nearby.

Hope that helps!
by SheReadsHere719
Wed Feb 08, 2017 5:47 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: London & Prague recommendations
Replies: 15
Views: 1073

Re: London & Prague recommendations

For London: I recommend the Rick Steves guidebook. He has some excellent self-guided tours through the larger museums that give you the ‘best of’ highlights without having to wander all day. You can walk + take the Tube to everything listed below. Museums: *Tower of London & the crown jewels *Ta...
by SheReadsHere719
Tue Feb 07, 2017 4:23 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Napa/Sonoma Recommendations
Replies: 46
Views: 2441

Re: Napa/Sonoma Recommendations

My favorites (all Sonoma County): Town of Sonoma: 1. Gundlach Bundschu 2. Bartholomew Park 3. Ravenswood 4. Buena Vista winery Healdsburg (+1 for Bear Republic): 1. Meeker 2. Seghesio 3. Pezzi King Kenwood: 1. Kenwood winery 2. Ledson 3. Kunde And another +1 for not driving to all the tastings; ther...
by SheReadsHere719
Sun Feb 05, 2017 1:29 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Cord cut strategy for young family
Replies: 66
Views: 5997

Re: Cord cut strategy for young family

To address question #2 (Apple TV + iPad): I have the same setup, and use AirPlay to stream content from my iPad onto my TV via Apple TV. (how to: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204289). I use it mostly for Amazon Prime, but if you subscribe to Hulu (or some of the other networks listed with an ap...
by SheReadsHere719
Mon Jan 23, 2017 4:02 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: IRA recharacterization
Replies: 7
Views: 532

Re: IRA recharacterization

I posted this in another thread as well, but if you and your wife are married filing jointly and your MAGI is $128,000, you’re under the Roth contribution limit for 2016 ($128,000 < $184,000): https://www.irs.gov/retirement-plans/plan-participant-employee/amount-of-roth-ira-contributions-that-you-ca...
by SheReadsHere719
Fri Jan 20, 2017 4:21 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Trying to get on track
Replies: 35
Views: 2341

Re: Trying to get on track

Echoing bloom2708 on 2 points: 1) Frugal Woods is a wonderful blog for learning about reducing spending. You’re 100% on the right track by using Mint and tracking your expenses; that’s a commendable first step that should not be overlooked. 2) Unless I’m misreading your original post, your AGI is $1...
by SheReadsHere719
Thu Jan 19, 2017 12:40 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Medical Billing Disagreement - Stark Law
Replies: 95
Views: 5265

Re: Medical Billing Disagreement - Stark Law

Disclaimer: I work with facility billing rather than professional billing, so please take my advice with a grain of salt. The office manager, however nasty, is correct: once a charge is incurred, it’s not something that can be removed from a bill in a compliant fashion. There are a few exceptions, b...
by SheReadsHere719
Tue Jan 17, 2017 5:23 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Vacationing in Florida (Advice Requested)
Replies: 22
Views: 1746

Re: Vacationing in Florida (Advice Requested)

*Another +1 for the Dali Museum and the Columbia restaurant in Ybor City. *The Tampa Museum of Art has consistently great exhibits, as well as spaces and exhibits for children. The Leepa-Rattner Museum is also excellent. *Tarpon Springs is a historic dock town known for sponge-diving and Greek immig...
by SheReadsHere719
Sun Jan 15, 2017 6:32 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best Flight Deals
Replies: 6
Views: 1415

Re: Best Flight Deals

If you have some flexibility in the destination and dates, I highly recommend The Flight Deal. It's a daily newsletter email with a roundup of all the best flight deals for the day. I was able to book continental US to the UK for $375 round trip (also off-season). It's also ideal because it only tel...
by SheReadsHere719
Fri Jan 13, 2017 3:44 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Recommend a LEAKproof microwavable, fairly decent sized lunch box!
Replies: 10
Views: 977

Re: Recommend a LEAKproof microwavable, fairly decent sized lunch box!

I use a combination of pieces from the Rubbermaid Easy Lid set (plastic, BPA free) and the Pyrex storage containers with lids (glass). I use a neoprene lunch box; it's stretchy, so you can fit lots of food, and machine-washable in case something leaks.
by SheReadsHere719
Wed Jan 11, 2017 7:21 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Keeping kitchen knives sharp
Replies: 54
Views: 4155

Re: Keeping kitchen knives sharp

Another +1 for for the 2-stage knife sharpener for interim touch-ups. I also go to Sur La Table once or twice a year for a professional sharpening. They frequently offer a BOGO deal on sharpening chef's knives, especially around the holidays, so it comes out to $5 for both. Between the interim, at-h...
by SheReadsHere719
Tue Jan 10, 2017 4:12 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Best Financial Moves You've Made
Replies: 141
Views: 15908

Re: Best Financial Moves You've Made

** I will also second others who recommend tracking! Very helpful to understand my take-home pay, annual expenses, and net worth.
by SheReadsHere719
Tue Jan 10, 2017 4:07 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Best Financial Moves You've Made
Replies: 141
Views: 15908

Re: Best Financial Moves You've Made

Still very early on in my career, but the main items that come to mind: * Opened a credit card at age 18 to build my credit history + score. Avoided carrying a balance and pay it off in full every month. * Completed undergrad with a manageable amount of student loans, albeit high-interest ones. Dedi...
by SheReadsHere719
Fri Jan 06, 2017 7:32 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Mini Vacation to Mexico City
Replies: 5
Views: 560

Re: Mini Vacation to Mexico City

Another great choice is Coyoacan; a more artsy neighborhood where Frida Kahlo's house is located. It's a bit further south, but a nice area similar to Polanco/Condesa, close to the Metro, and filled with good food spots.

Enjoy your trip!

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