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by IoTfela
Thu May 10, 2018 10:43 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Rental property Capital gain tax
Replies: 3
Views: 1002

Rental property Capital gain tax

We have a rental property with good cashflow in area which we feel is bound to see appreciation in value over next several years. It is currently rented with a good tenant who plans to stay long term -2-3 yrs more. It is however fast approaching the time deadline for the capital gain tax exclusion(2...
by IoTfela
Fri Apr 20, 2018 11:40 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Renting out home with Swimming pool
Replies: 10
Views: 3078

Re: Renting out home with Swimming pool

thanks for the info.
bumping for more inputs..
by IoTfela
Thu Apr 19, 2018 11:22 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Renting out home with Swimming pool
Replies: 10
Views: 3078

Renting out home with Swimming pool

Hi All, Some background: Due to a job change we will have to leave our current home in SoCal to move to northern CA. we have a nicely upgraded home with a pool (less than 10 yrs old) that is usable almost 9-=10 months a year due to location+ solar heat. Out long term plan it to eventually move back ...
by IoTfela
Thu Apr 12, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Weekly Commuting
Replies: 22
Views: 2538

Re: Weekly Commuting

thanks all.
Are the commuting expenses deductible (airfare/uber/ etc?)
by IoTfela
Thu Apr 12, 2018 1:28 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Midcareer reading List/Advice
Replies: 4
Views: 674

Re: Midcareer reading List/Advice

thanks. will check them out. In engineering, not programmer.
by IoTfela
Thu Apr 12, 2018 1:03 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Midcareer reading List/Advice
Replies: 4
Views: 674

Midcareer reading List/Advice

HI All, I wanted to tap into the collective wisdom of bogglehead for advice /reading list of books for habits one should cultivate, behavioral/personality changes to make for personal and professional growth in mid career ? I am in my early 40's, in tech doing fairly well as a individual contributor...
by IoTfela
Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:41 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Weekly Commuting
Replies: 22
Views: 2538

Re: Weekly Commuting

Just got done commuting across the country for a year-long work assignment, with my company paying for an apartment at the host site and commuting as you suggested. Agree with everyone on Pre-Check and the use of SWA. I've actually had great luck with Southwest in terms of on-time performance. Make...
by IoTfela
Wed Apr 11, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Weekly Commuting
Replies: 22
Views: 2538

Re: Weekly Commuting

Have already enrolled in TSA pre. on the credit card strategy, i already have the Chase Sapphire reserve that gives 3x points for every dollar spent and i looked at the southwest card and it seems to give 2 points--so thinking of sticking to CSR for now--(will also have to unfreeze/freeze credit) An...
by IoTfela
Wed Apr 11, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Weekly Commuting
Replies: 22
Views: 2538

Re: Weekly Commuting

dm200 wrote: Wed Apr 11, 2018 12:02 pm Could you alternate which of you does the weekend commute?
yep. planning on Spouse traveling up once a month :happy
by IoTfela
Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Weekly Commuting
Replies: 22
Views: 2538

Re: Weekly Commuting

thanks. Please keep them coming. Southwest will be the preferred airlines given the number of flights and ease of changing reservation--little concerned by the on time comment. On the car, i plan to take one of my cars there. On the laundry--never thought about it :happy --how much does it generally...
by IoTfela
Tue Apr 10, 2018 11:11 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Weekly Commuting
Replies: 22
Views: 2538

Weekly Commuting

Hi, Wanted to hear from folks who do weekly commuting for work. We are DINKS in late 30s and have a very comfortable home in SoCAl, Recently got an opportunity in the bay area which is too good to pass in terms of career advancement and compensation. The plan would be for me to rent an apartment in ...
by IoTfela
Sun Mar 25, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Home Security
Replies: 26
Views: 3386

Home Security

Hello, i would be soon starting a job which would require me to be away from home couple of nights a week. Have a young family and spouse who works and is out during weekdays. Home is a typical single family suburbian with neighbors on both side who are also not at home most of the time. What kind o...
by IoTfela
Fri Feb 09, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: 4% rule and early retirement?
Replies: 69
Views: 12633

Re: 4% rule and early retirement?

https://www.wsj.com/articles/forget-the ... 1518172201

WSJ article on 4% rule. Seems safer to go with 3% and adjust based on market performance/inflation.
by IoTfela
Sat Jan 20, 2018 11:58 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: What's your annual cost of living (expenses)?
Replies: 40
Views: 5052

Re: What's your annual cost of living (expenses)?

First post in BH..

COL 166:$124K
Married, No kids
Includes Prop Tax,no income tax