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by irish17
Fri Aug 30, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Baby Gift Suggestions
Replies: 14
Views: 788

Re: Baby Gift Suggestions

I like the idea of something for the family to celebrate:
maybe a membership to the zoo or childrens' museum
or favorite books which all children could participate with.
by irish17
Thu Aug 30, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Are Skilled Nursing Facilities that Accept Medicaid Really That Bad?
Replies: 30
Views: 3867

Re: Are Skilled Nursing Facilities that Accept Medicaid Really That Bad?

Good luck finding an RN, from three different nursing homes (rehab ctr, assited living ctr) I have recently visited do not have RN but LPN on staff even the D.O.N. Director of Nursing. An LPN has a one or two yr degree. I was so surprised at this. But it is yet one other way to cut down on costs. Ha...
by irish17
Wed May 16, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Cape Cod Vacation
Replies: 11
Views: 1706

Re: Cape Cod Vacation

I would consider going to Nantucket over Martha's vineyard. Just a bit more natural and less commercialized imho. I'd suggest seeking out tour at Woodshole Oceanography institute. Check out Peach Tree Circle Farm in Falmout on Palmer rd. Also Old Silver Beach in Falmouth. Love the Cape.. if you can ...
by irish17
Wed May 16, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Helping someone with Cancer
Replies: 21
Views: 2155

Re: Helping someone with Cancer

I think the posts have covered a great deal of support. A few other ideas would be; music a favorite artist/group cd or collection of songs basket with art supplies for your friend and children netflix subscription if they may enjoy watching movies. There are websites to help organze meals/errands/e...
by irish17
Wed Jul 19, 2017 5:26 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Indoor activities for a 3-year-old
Replies: 61
Views: 5518

Re: Indoor activities for a 3-year-old

the paper mache activity is a great one I have used it for Halloween/Christmas..for pumpkin and ornament designs.
by irish17
Wed Jul 19, 2017 2:40 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Indoor activities for a 3-year-old
Replies: 61
Views: 5518

Re: Indoor activities for a 3-year-old

I hope my post made it but wanted to add a few more:
make jello together and then use cookie cutter for designs
balloon badmitton..hands an balloon needed
flashlight tag for when its dark can be a lot of fun &
Singing songs together...
by irish17
Wed Jul 19, 2017 1:41 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Artist Son - 10 years old
Replies: 17
Views: 3321

Re: Artist Son - 10 years old

Would love to see his work if you can let us know where he is listing.. I'd recommend taking photographs so that he can put a portfolio together and also keep for keepsake. What type of materials does he use? Maybe he could start a paint and cool aid party similar to wine & art gig going presently. ...
by irish17
Sun Apr 23, 2017 3:00 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Terminal Cancer Diagnosis for 5 year old: What would you do?
Replies: 32
Views: 7082

Re: Terminal Cancer Diagnosis for 5 year old: What would you do?

I think the main thing will be continuing to be present to your friend. I'd find out what resources are available in your community. Does the 5 yr. old have any siblings? There may be a support group for siblings. Social worker and Child Life Specialist should be able to give information about hospi...
by irish17
Wed Apr 19, 2017 3:30 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Medical Alert Services
Replies: 11
Views: 1350

Re: Medical Alert Services

A friend of mine just did this as she was looking for best unit for her mother.
That or if there is Senior center in your parents area. I wish you well.
by irish17
Wed Apr 19, 2017 1:45 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Medical Alert Services
Replies: 11
Views: 1350

Re: Medical Alert Services

You might also check with your parent's community first responders to see what systems they would recommend.
take care.
by irish17
Tue Apr 18, 2017 5:40 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Can I afford private school for my kids?
Replies: 67
Views: 11309

Re: Can I afford private school for my kids?

I would talk with families in the area and maybe some older students to get their take on what they have liked/not liked about each school. Also looking at extra curriculum activities which may be offered at each. In my opinion middle school is quite challenging. I know I did better as a student in ...
by irish17
Tue Apr 18, 2017 8:08 am
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: appreciate any feedback re: fidelty freedom
Replies: 10
Views: 1088

Re: appreciate any feedback re: fidelty freedom

Thank you for your consideration & time to respond.
by irish17
Tue Apr 18, 2017 1:33 am
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: appreciate any feedback re: fidelty freedom
Replies: 10
Views: 1088

Re: appreciate any feedback re: fidelty freedom

It is weird. I am actually invested in the Fidelity Freedom 2025. When my former employer froze my cash balance pension back in 2010, they gave us cash to invest in any way we wanted in lieu of contributions to the pension plan. I chose to invest those contributions into the Fidelity Freedom 2025 f...
by irish17
Mon Apr 17, 2017 11:57 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: appreciate any feedback re: fidelty freedom
Replies: 10
Views: 1088

Re: appreciate any feedback re: fidelty freedom

It is weird. I am actually invested in the Fidelity Freedom 2025. When my former employer froze my cash balance pension back in 2010, they gave us cash to invest in any way we wanted in lieu of contributions to the pension plan. I chose to invest those contributions into the Fidelity Freedom 2025 f...
by irish17
Mon Apr 17, 2017 10:58 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: appreciate any feedback re: fidelty freedom
Replies: 10
Views: 1088

Re: appreciate any feedback re: fidelty freedom

Watty wrote:Look at their expense ratios. The index version is a lot better.
Thanks for your reply. I appreciate it. I will look at ER.
by irish17
Mon Apr 17, 2017 10:51 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: appreciate any feedback re: fidelty freedom
Replies: 10
Views: 1088

appreciate any feedback re: fidelty freedom

I am presently looking at Fidelty Freedom Index 2030 Fund FXIFX vs. Fidelty Freedom 2030 target fund FFFEX.
Any feedback appreciated.
thanks!
by irish17
Fri Feb 24, 2017 10:00 pm
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: password reset difficulties
Replies: 6
Views: 3604

Re: password reset difficulties

I got to work..thanks!
by irish17
Fri Feb 24, 2017 9:55 pm
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: password reset difficulties
Replies: 6
Views: 3604

password reset difficulties

how to contact board administrator? I forgot my password got a new and now I am trying to reset my password and it is not going through.
Thanks for consideration.
by irish17
Sun Feb 12, 2017 7:40 pm
Forum: US Chapters
Topic: is next meeting in Cleveland area scheduled?
Replies: 3
Views: 1503

Re: is next meeting in Cleveland area scheduled?

sorry to hear to hear but thanks for letting me know. I am just at the beginning stages of learning.
take care,
irish
by irish17
Sun Feb 12, 2017 1:32 pm
Forum: US Chapters
Topic: is next meeting in Cleveland area scheduled?
Replies: 3
Views: 1503

is next meeting in Cleveland area scheduled?

I just recently joined and was looking at past posts and wondered if there is a meeting for members in Cleveland area anytime soon?
Is there usually an outline of agenda? Thanks, irish
by irish17
Wed Feb 08, 2017 10:46 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Airport for Tampa Area
Replies: 9
Views: 1516

Re: Airport for Tampa Area

PIe is St. Pete/Clearwater airport which is located about 17 miles SW of Tampa.
I did just do a search and there is a Hampton Inn in Clearwater which is 1.2 miles from PIE.
Happy Travels.. it is a much smaller airport than Tampa.
by irish17
Wed Feb 08, 2017 8:45 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: how to determine state tax rate?
Replies: 11
Views: 1101

Re: how to determine state tax rate?

thanks for the information.
irish
by irish17
Wed Feb 08, 2017 7:48 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: how to determine state tax rate?
Replies: 11
Views: 1101

Re: how to determine state tax rate?

thanks. It is still the same.
irish
by irish17
Wed Feb 08, 2017 7:33 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: how to determine state tax rate?
Replies: 11
Views: 1101

Re: how to determine state tax rate?

rkhusky wrote:Google <<your state name>> tax forms or <<your state name>> 1040
thanks, I found a map and hovered over state ohio which gave 2.85% is this considered state tax rate?
I appreciate your feedback.
irish
by irish17
Wed Feb 08, 2017 7:19 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: how to determine state tax rate?
Replies: 11
Views: 1101

Re: how to determine state tax rate?

sorry, could you tell me where I would find this information?
thanks,
irish
by irish17
Wed Feb 08, 2017 7:12 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: how to determine state tax rate?
Replies: 11
Views: 1101

how to determine state tax rate?

I did find my federal tax rate from 1040 form but I am not sure where to find
state tax rate. I appreciate your consideration regarding this ?.
Thanks,
irish
by irish17
Wed Feb 08, 2017 6:12 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: while I am trying to figure out a plan
Replies: 4
Views: 527

Re: while I am trying to figure out a plan

looks like it is not option as I am not presently employed with company.
TIAA indicated I could transfer money from another investment to them but not add additional money.
Thanks for feedback.
by irish17
Wed Feb 08, 2017 5:47 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: while I am trying to figure out a plan
Replies: 4
Views: 527

while I am trying to figure out a plan

I am late in game and just doing budget and getting material together. I do have small investment in TIAA traditional. I'm just wondering if I should put money I have in savings or checking making .01% interest in TIAA while I take my time to make a plan.
thanks for your considerations.
irish
by irish17
Mon Feb 06, 2017 5:14 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: is it ok to ask about recommendations regarding index funds?
Replies: 20
Views: 2042

Re: is it ok to ask about recommendations regarding index funds?

For someone starting out, I recommend the Fidelity Freedom Index funds. +1. A Fidelity Freedom Fund is diversified with U.S., international, and bonds (all in one). Good choice for a new investor, but choose by the asset allocation you want and not the date. As your knowledge increases and the amou...
by irish17
Mon Feb 06, 2017 3:35 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: is it ok to ask about recommendations regarding index funds?
Replies: 20
Views: 2042

Re: is it ok to ask about recommendations regarding index funds?

I have been reading and have watched several videos. I have to make a decision soon is why I asked. Thank you for your note. irish You can contribute your money and then let it sit "in cash" until you are ready to invest it. If that gives you peace of mind. . thanks I appreciate your thoughtful not...
by irish17
Mon Feb 06, 2017 2:42 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: is it ok to ask about recommendations regarding index funds?
Replies: 20
Views: 2042

Re: is it ok to ask about recommendations regarding index funds?

I have been reading and have watched several videos. I have to make a decision soon is why I asked.
Thank you for your note.
irish
by irish17
Mon Feb 06, 2017 2:27 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: is it ok to ask about recommendations regarding index funds?
Replies: 20
Views: 2042

Re: is it ok to ask about recommendations regarding index funds?

Would you recommend a few I could look at. I'm finding this a bit overwhelming with so much to look at.
thanks.
irish
by irish17
Mon Feb 06, 2017 2:12 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: is it ok to ask about recommendations regarding index funds?
Replies: 20
Views: 2042

Re: is it ok to ask about recommendations regarding index funds?

Taylor,
I thank you for your note. I did look at several of videos and have read most of Winning investment strategy. I am looking at making invest to roth account for 2016 which is due soon.
thanks,
irish
by irish17
Mon Feb 06, 2017 1:47 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: is it ok to ask about recommendations regarding index funds?
Replies: 20
Views: 2042

Re: is it ok to ask about recommendations regarding index funds?

Would these both be considered passive index funds?
thanks!
by irish17
Mon Feb 06, 2017 1:36 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: A note of caution from Robert Shiller
Replies: 66
Views: 12169

Re: A note of caution from Robert Shiller

so would this be a bad time to start investment?
thanks for your considerations.
irish
by irish17
Mon Feb 06, 2017 1:15 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: is it ok to ask about recommendations regarding index funds?
Replies: 20
Views: 2042

is it ok to ask about recommendations regarding index funds?

Just wanted to ask if anyone could give advice about fidelity index funds?
Looking at FNCMX vs FUSEX. Thanks for consideration.
iris

[FNCMX - Fidelity NASDAQ Composite Index Fund, FUSEX - Fidelity® 500 Index Fund Investor Class
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