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by natchez
Mon Nov 11, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Should I buy the family cottage?
Replies: 99
Views: 9014

Re: Should I buy the family cottage?

How would you primarily feel if you learned tonight that your father had accepted a stranger's offer and sold it to him? Relief? Or sorrow? In your place, given everything you've written about your history with it (for your kids as well) and your future use of it, I'd buy it in a heartbeat. It's not...
by natchez
Wed Oct 23, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: should my son negotiate paralegal offer?
Replies: 28
Views: 2465

Re: should my son negotiate paralegal offer?

I hire paralegals for the in-house legal department of a large corporation. We hire only experienced paralegals and the only real variation in pay is for more relevant experience (for example, if we are hiring to come in-house an outside paralegal already doing the work). Generally the pay is in the...
by natchez
Mon Oct 07, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Besides Bogleheads, What Are Your Favorite Forums?
Replies: 113
Views: 21611

Re: Besides Bogleheads, What Are Your Favorite Forums?

www.fodors.com for travel (and the Fodor's "Lounge" for non-travel discussions).
by natchez
Thu Sep 19, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Is it unwise for me to do backdoor Roth (high tax bracket and advancing age)?
Replies: 5
Views: 581

Is it unwise for me to do backdoor Roth (high tax bracket and advancing age)?

I only recently learned about this forum and have been seeing many references to backdoor Roth IRAs. Trying to figure out whether this is something I should do. Any knowledge/informed advice would be much appreciated. My income makes me ineligible for a Roth IRA, and my company does not offer Roth 4...
by natchez
Mon Sep 09, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: What's Your Credit Card Rewards Strategy?
Replies: 4353
Views: 836712

Re: What's Your Credit Card Rewards Strategy?

This is a REALLY long and old thread so I may be covering old ground here, but in case not: I use the Southwest Airlines card from Chase solely to get the companion pass and free flights. In the 8 or 9 years we have been "earning" the companion pass we have almost never paid money for a flight unles...
by natchez
Thu Aug 29, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Pay off house before retirement or have available cash?
Replies: 84
Views: 7250

Re: Pay off house before retirement or have available cash?

Many thanks to all for the great points, thoughts, admonishments and cautions. It's a very accurate statement that I do not know what my expenses will be in retirement and that I need to "get my head out of the sand" (well put) and drill down on that. And I haven't figured out an appropriate asset a...
by natchez
Tue Aug 27, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Pay off house before retirement or have available cash?
Replies: 84
Views: 7250

Re: Pay off house before retirement or have available cash?

Thanks for the thoughts ... here are some answers to questions. The "risk averse" relates to my non-retirement cash, probably partly to balance the 100% equities in which retirement fund is invested. I think as I age I'll need to figure out some other options to diversify the retirement investments,...
by natchez
Tue Aug 27, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Pay off house before retirement or have available cash?
Replies: 84
Views: 7250

Pay off house before retirement or have available cash?

I'm new to this forum so apologies if I'm not posting to the right board or area, and just let me know where to ask instead. Retirement is either 6 or 11 years off for me. I refinanced the house 3 1/2 years ago and have been making extra principal payments. If I dedicate most of my savings and conti...