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by Jim21713
Fri Oct 06, 2017 6:12 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Too much house? (nervous 1st time buyer)
Replies: 57
Views: 4478

Re: Too much house? (nervous 1st time buyer)

Based on your input that the area will continue to grow, I would buy with the expectation that the house will appreciate in value over time. If I needed to relocate or buy another house in the same area at a later date, I would have at least kept pace with the market or perhaps accumulated equity. D...
by Jim21713
Tue Sep 12, 2017 2:08 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Relocate for Early Retirement?
Replies: 41
Views: 3970

Re: Relocate for Early Retirement?

Retiring next year myself and have given this some thought. Considerations for me are: 1. Taxes on income (RMD and SS) 2. Access to children and grandchildren and other family members 3. Downsizing house and 3 acre lot to mow/maintain but still will prefer rural to big city 4. I do like to see all 4...
by Jim21713
Wed Sep 06, 2017 10:57 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Wine in laptop
Replies: 33
Views: 2592

Re: Wine in laptop

Hopefully it is just the keyboard. Plug in a standard keyboard to your USB port from another computer. If you don't have a keyboard you can buy a new one for about $20. A wireless keyboard can be had for less than $40. Get the new keyboard fired up and check out the computer to make sure it is only ...
by Jim21713
Sat Aug 12, 2017 4:06 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: buying a rental property vs investing more in stocks
Replies: 26
Views: 3643

Re: buying a rental property vs investing more in stocks

Never buy real estate hoping for appreciation. If you are going to buy real estate it must have a positive cash flow.
by Jim21713
Tue Jul 18, 2017 3:24 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Does mower brand matter much if they're all Briggs & Stratton engines?
Replies: 84
Views: 7711

Re: Does mower brand matter much if they're all Briggs & Stratton engines?

EGO 21 in. 56-Volt Lithium-Ion Cordless Battery Push Mower
Model # 206515766

Try this one. My kids tell me its great!
by Jim21713
Fri May 12, 2017 7:17 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Does Retirement Planning impact your job performance?
Replies: 68
Views: 8053

Re: Does Retirement Planning impact your job performance?

70 years young and notified the company I have worked for for 43 years that I intend to retire just after the first of the year. I have all the money I need for a comfortable retirement. The January 2018 date was picked so I don't have to take an RMD on top of my salary for this year. With only abou...
by Jim21713
Fri May 05, 2017 5:04 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Crowd funded real estate?
Replies: 36
Views: 3903

Re: Crowd funded real estate?

I have looked into Peerstreet for some months. It generally appears to offer real estate first mortgage backed taxable returns of 7 to 8% on an annual basis. Essentially they are cutting the private money lender (PML) out of the existing business cycle. A private money lender would often charge 12% ...