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by nanciT
Fri Feb 21, 2020 9:30 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: San Francisco with a Family
Replies: 90
Views: 5738

Re: San Francisco with a Family

The City itself is very expensive. Depends where you are working as far as schools and neighborhoods. I would check out Walnut Creek, Danville area. Great communities and schools. There is a commute but Bart is available if you don't want to drive the 45 min. Cost of a nice home is 1.2 and up. This ...
by nanciT
Wed Feb 19, 2020 9:10 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Moving due to house/location regret?
Replies: 18
Views: 2354

Re: Moving due to house/location regret?

We have bought and sold several homes here in Northern CA but only purchased one I did regret. At the time, we decided to wait it out, the subdivision was still selling( also new construction) so we stayed. About 8 months later my husband lost his job. There we were, had a big mortgage that I could ...
by nanciT
Sat Feb 15, 2020 9:51 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Medical Evacuation Insurance
Replies: 41
Views: 2677

Re: Medical Evacuation Insurance

This is something I would consider if traveling overseas. I did not have an injury or illness that required being evacuated, but a year ago did get injured in Oslo while visiting close friends who live there. My experience with an injury( the dresser fell on my leg in the hotel) very odd but it happ...
by nanciT
Sun Feb 09, 2020 8:48 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: What is the best path to get into MED School for a high school senior?
Replies: 72
Views: 6620

Re: What is the best path to get into MED School for a high school senior?

I will jump in here with my current experience. I teach a Pre Nursing class. My students are all HS seniors from 5 high schools. The GPA's I see are extremely high and it is very competitive. Generally half of my class want to be MD's. It is very tough. It's my 12th year teaching and I have 2 in Med...
by nanciT
Sun Feb 09, 2020 12:07 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Wife's oncologist has stopped treatment, is recommending hospice
Replies: 93
Views: 15114

Re: Wife's oncologist has stopped treatment, is recommending hospice

Very sorry to hear about your wife's prognosis. I also recommend contacting several in the area, your oncologist will probably have a list for you. They are different, I have had patients that had very nurturing care, and others who felt they did not. It's best to check them out. I have been in heal...
by nanciT
Sat Feb 08, 2020 11:55 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Temporary move abroad: rent or sell home?
Replies: 33
Views: 1610

Re: Temporary move abroad: rent or sell home?

I think it depends on your current home and the market. If it's a home you love and prices are increasing, you may want to rent it and have an agency oversee it. Just my own personal experience ( I was a teen then!). We moved from LA to Holland while I was in high school. My parents sold the house w...
by nanciT
Sat Feb 08, 2020 10:36 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Couples w/ kids: What is/was the most expensive time period of your life?
Replies: 145
Views: 12319

Re: Couples w/ kids: What is/was the most expensive time period of your life?

Sophia1884 Response to your questions It was our own guidance. Starting young with taking responsibility. Jobs in HS, we support and help but have them earn. Understand they need to study something they love and can make a living. We live in a high earning area, so many of their friends were given e...
by nanciT
Wed Feb 05, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Can I afford a bigger home -- or should I buy a bigger home? (Bay area, CA)
Replies: 41
Views: 4071

Re: Can I afford a bigger home -- or should I buy a bigger home? (Bay area, CA)

We did this several times ( we are across the Bay). Each sale/purchase we did well, kept the kids in the same school district. We were not looking or making the moves for bigger, it was for more property between houses. Looking back, it was right for us to make the moves. We landed and have been in ...
by nanciT
Wed Feb 05, 2020 9:20 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: California East Bay, Place to live and commute to Oakland, CA
Replies: 74
Views: 5129

Re: California East Bay, Place to live and commute to Oakland, CA

Danville Raised my kids here, great community. We have lived all over Danville the last 30 years, schools are a real plus. Great downtown Interesting, my son went to college in San Francisco and said he would not return to suburbia . Well he now has a wife and they are currently looking for a home i...
by nanciT
Tue Feb 04, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Couples w/ kids: What is/was the most expensive time period of your life?
Replies: 145
Views: 12319

Re: Couples w/ kids: What is/was the most expensive time period of your life?

College, no question about it. I recall when they were little thinking the cost of daycare, then the school supply lists etc. College hit, but both did get scholarships, 1 went to Private, 1 State. It was well worth the money and guidance. I want to add as an Educator myself, I see too many go off t...
by nanciT
Tue Feb 04, 2020 6:10 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: 403B Need to move it
Replies: 4
Views: 397

Re: 403B Need to move it

Thank you for the responses!! After several calls, this will be a process. It should be simple but my employer does not have the correct codes to open the Fidelity 403B. They are working on it. I also found out there are several options, I am very happy I made this effort after reviewing this forum ...
by nanciT
Tue Feb 04, 2020 9:02 am
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: 403B Need to move it
Replies: 4
Views: 397

403B Need to move it

Hello All First I want to thank everyone on all responses on my first post recently. I am very new to this and have learned so much from this forum. I am a part time teacher (62) currently and have a 403B. When I set it up just 3 years ago, the rep gave me 2 options. An annuity or a savings acct wit...
by nanciT
Sun Jan 12, 2020 5:22 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: New Here Fidelity or Vanguard
Replies: 115
Views: 7366

Re: New Here Fidelity or Vanguard

Hello All! Thank you so much for all of the various opinions. To be honest, I am very "Green" when it comes to investing. I have been on the site reading for several months as I navigate my way through. My original question came from my experience calling both Fidelity and Vanguard. I curr...
by nanciT
Sat Jan 11, 2020 10:02 am
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: New Here Fidelity or Vanguard
Replies: 115
Views: 7366

New Here Fidelity or Vanguard

Hello

I am new to the site and learning a great deal from all posters. We have several small accounts and would like to move them over into either a Fidelity or Vanguard acct. I have called around locally and gotten nowhere.

Any advice on how best to do this?

Thanks for any info