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by Confused
Fri Nov 06, 2015 1:24 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: 70 is the New 65
Replies: 106
Views: 16013

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by Confused
Sat Oct 31, 2015 11:55 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How to backup DVD collection
Replies: 29
Views: 2527

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by Confused
Mon Oct 26, 2015 9:20 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Health Insurance Premium for 2016
Replies: 70
Views: 8719

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by Confused
Mon Oct 26, 2015 6:42 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Health Insurance Premium for 2016
Replies: 70
Views: 8719

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by Confused
Mon Oct 26, 2015 12:47 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Health Insurance Premium for 2016
Replies: 70
Views: 8719

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by Confused
Mon Oct 26, 2015 11:21 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Health Insurance Premium for 2016
Replies: 70
Views: 8719

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by Confused
Sat Oct 24, 2015 12:36 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: What are your 2 retirement numbers?
Replies: 260
Views: 36558

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by Confused
Sat Oct 24, 2015 10:20 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: What are your 2 retirement numbers?
Replies: 260
Views: 36558

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by Confused
Fri Oct 23, 2015 7:02 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: What are your 2 retirement numbers?
Replies: 260
Views: 36558

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by Confused
Fri Oct 23, 2015 1:04 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: What are your 2 retirement numbers?
Replies: 260
Views: 36558

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by Confused
Fri Oct 23, 2015 12:17 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: What are your 2 retirement numbers?
Replies: 260
Views: 36558

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by Confused
Fri Oct 23, 2015 12:05 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: What are your 2 retirement numbers?
Replies: 260
Views: 36558

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by Confused
Sun Oct 18, 2015 9:13 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Is there an ideal age to retire?
Replies: 137
Views: 15103

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by Confused
Fri Oct 16, 2015 3:08 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: To pay for [children's] college education? Or not ...
Replies: 206
Views: 19977

Re: To pay for [chidren's] college education? Or not ...

<< If I'm able to not slip up in the final year (which is no guarantee), I'll graduate Cum Laude (but not Magna or Summa), and then hopefully parlay my CS degree into a $50k job. >> 1) You will be a fresh graduate without working experience with good CGPA. 2) I was a MSEE with 5 years of relevant w...
by Confused
Fri Oct 16, 2015 2:26 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: To pay for [children's] college education? Or not ...
Replies: 206
Views: 19977

Re: To pay for [chidren's] college education? Or not ...

1) I was foreign student in USA. Unless I worked in the University, I do not get in-state tuition rate regardless of how long I stayed in Texas since I was not US resident. Eh, you could've got US citizenship, if desired. Many people do it every year. May or may not have been worth the effort. << A...
by Confused
Fri Oct 16, 2015 1:57 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: To pay for [children's] college education? Or not ...
Replies: 206
Views: 19977

Re: To pay for [chidren's] college education? Or not ...

http://www.utexas.edu/ogs/employment/entitlement.html << Qualification on the basis of employment of the student (Request for Resident Entitlement By Reason of Student's Own Employment) (1) the student must work for a publicly supported Texas institution of higher education; (2) the student must be...
by Confused
Fri Oct 16, 2015 12:33 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: To pay for [children's] college education? Or not ...
Replies: 206
Views: 19977

Re: To pay for [chidren's] college education? Or not ...

Confused, 1) You choose to attend this university. 2) You choose to believe that the only way to lower your tuition is via FAFSA. That may or may not be true but since you have chosen to do (1), your choice might be limited. <<Either you qualify for FAFSA or you don't. You're not going to get it at...
by Confused
Fri Oct 16, 2015 11:31 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: To pay for [children's] college education? Or not ...
Replies: 206
Views: 19977

Re: To pay for [chidren's] college education? Or not ...

A car dealer does not have a sliding scale of price based on the consumer's income and assets. Schools do. No, they don't. The amount of tuition is the same for everybody. You're complaining about not getting a discount via FAFSA, etc. The amount of tuition is clearly posted on the university's web...
by Confused
Wed Oct 14, 2015 12:01 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: To pay for [children's] college education? Or not ...
Replies: 206
Views: 19977

Re: To pay for [chidren's] college education? Or not ...

A car dealer does not have a sliding scale of price based on the consumer's income and assets. Schools do. No, they don't. The amount of tuition is the same for everybody. You're complaining about not getting a discount via FAFSA, etc. The amount of tuition is clearly posted on the university's web...
by Confused
Fri Oct 09, 2015 12:04 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: To pay for [children's] college education? Or not ...
Replies: 206
Views: 19977

Re: To pay for college education ? Or not ...

Does anyone think it can be beneficial for a graduate to have at least a small amount of debt after graduating college? I can only speak for myself, but I had about $20,000 in student debt after college and when I got my first job, I budgeted almost every free dollar to go towards paying it off. It...
by Confused
Sun Oct 04, 2015 12:25 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: To pay for [children's] college education? Or not ...
Replies: 206
Views: 19977

Re: To pay for college education ? Or not ...

$100 per semester for books is completely wrong. When I first did undergrad between 2005-2009, there were semesters where I racked up near $1,000 on books and related material (online access to book's website and such). Now that I am doing my MBA, there is more extensive renting services and it is ...
by Confused
Sun Oct 04, 2015 12:21 pm
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: Instead of Her and His, how about Spouse1 and Spouse2?
Replies: 20
Views: 2452

Re: Instead of Her and His, how about Spouse1 and Spouse2?

I support making the template gender-neutral.
by Confused
Fri Oct 02, 2015 3:03 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: To pay for [children's] college education? Or not ...
Replies: 206
Views: 19977

Re: To pay for college education ? Or not ...

http://www.savingforcollege.com/tutorial101/the_real_cost_of_higher_education.php among others gives the 5%. Some schools will be more. Some less. Tuition is only half the cost. R&B, fees and books is the other half. I included fees in those figures above. Books are a negligible cost. Maybe $100/se...
by Confused
Fri Oct 02, 2015 1:55 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: To pay for [children's] college education? Or not ...
Replies: 206
Views: 19977

Re: To pay for college education ? Or not ...

My initial plan was to allocate around 200k per kid for college education Good lawd have mercy. What kind of college are these kids going to? Are they not going to work during school or at least over the summers? That seems like an insane amount to just give to the kids. I think 50k per kid would b...
by Confused
Mon Sep 28, 2015 11:43 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: % Net Worth Change Since New Year's 2015
Replies: 95
Views: 11082

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by Confused
Sat Sep 19, 2015 5:09 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Free Kindle Downloads Today
Replies: 49
Views: 6013

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by Confused
Sat Sep 19, 2015 1:53 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: If You Have Savings In Your 20s, You’re Doing Something Wrong [article]
Replies: 148
Views: 16717

Re: If You Have Savings In Your 20s, You’re Doing Something Wrong [article]

:confused So you've already graduated? I have, yes. I graduated right into the 2009 Depression, got a job making $9.50/hour. Worked my way up to $13/hour in 2013 and decided this was a waste of my life. Went back to school in 2013 and I'm still presently there, hence my recent payment of Fall 2015 ...
by Confused
Sat Sep 19, 2015 12:22 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: If You Have Savings In Your 20s, You’re Doing Something Wrong [article]
Replies: 148
Views: 16717

Re: If You Have Savings In Your 20s, You’re Doing Something Wrong [article]

35 dollars every other weekend is absurdly low. What kind of food are we talking about? How can that be healthy? A tiny thing of blueberries cost $4 alone and that is 2 servings... You aren't buying blueberries at this price point. My spouse and I, with our "dual" incomes don't buy blueberries. You...
by Confused
Sat Sep 19, 2015 11:39 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: If You Have Savings In Your 20s, You’re Doing Something Wrong [article]
Replies: 148
Views: 16717

Re: If You Have Savings In Your 20s, You’re Doing Something Wrong [article]

Let's say you make $10/hour. Is that realistic for most students in your area to find steady employment paying that much? I would have thought that $7.50 or $8 would be more realistic. In my current high cost of living area, the students earn between $9 and $10 an hour. You get some FAFSA Pell Gran...