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by justanotherguy
Fri Jul 12, 2013 6:27 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: All Wheel Drive vs. Front Wheel Drive
Replies: 52
Views: 17354

Re: All Wheel Drive vs. Front Wheel Drive

Live in northern VA now and used to live in New England. I have a car with all wheel drive and have used all-seasons and winter tires in the snow. AWD does improves handling to a degree and definitely improves traction, but in my experience there's only 1-2 times a year down here where AWD is really...
by justanotherguy
Sun Jul 07, 2013 8:08 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: An (New?) Argument for Bonds in Traditional vs. Roth
Replies: 12
Views: 1054

Re: An (New?) Argument for Bonds in Traditional vs. Roth

How does one get $500K into Traditional with 20 years to go until retirement? 30 year old couple maxes out their 401k and Roth contributions for a decade. Assuming growth that only keeps up with inflation, that's 460k by the time they are 40 assuming current contribution maximums hold constant. Eve...
by justanotherguy
Sat Jun 01, 2013 9:55 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: New to investing *military *TSP
Replies: 40
Views: 1993

Re: New to investing *military *TSP

SInce you're in a low tax bracket, you should seriously consider having your wife's contributions to the TSP be ROTH contributions.
by justanotherguy
Thu May 30, 2013 9:50 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Tesla S
Replies: 1002
Views: 184726

Re: Tesla S

I can't personally attest to the winter handling of the Model S, but Tesla intends for their next vehicle, the Model X, to be available with 4wd. Their going to implement it by using two electric motors: one to drive the front wheels and the other for the rear wheels.
by justanotherguy
Sat May 25, 2013 9:01 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Target retirement fund VS. Lazy Portfolios
Replies: 22
Views: 6764

Re: Target retirement fund VS. Lazy Portfolios

I think for a single account (401k, IRA, etc) there isn't significant difference between target retirement and lazy portfolios and so the target retirement does make it much easier. What tips the balance in favor of lazy portfolios are additional considerations such as having a taxable account or ha...
by justanotherguy
Wed May 15, 2013 5:26 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Got Engaged, Now to Plan (Portfolio Review)
Replies: 22
Views: 1607

Re: Got Engaged, Now to Plan (Portfolio Review)

We then went on our "official" two-week honeymoon in Europe a little over a year later. That gave us more time to plan, save, get good rates/airfare, and so on. I like that idea! It certainly would reduce the stress. Nevertheless, weddings are expensive and it will still probably take 2 years to sa...
by justanotherguy
Sun Mar 17, 2013 9:22 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Second Bachelor's or terrible idea?
Replies: 49
Views: 10664

Re: Second Bachelor's or terrible idea?

Have you tried any of the free online courses offered by Stanford and MIT? (http://online.stanford.edu/courses?page=0%2C0 http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/index.htm) They have undergraduate and graduate level classes that let you learn of variety of the practical and theoretical aspects of computer scienc...
by justanotherguy
Sat Mar 02, 2013 9:48 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Nissan Murano vs. Acura RDX vs. ??
Replies: 35
Views: 14037

Re: Nissan Murano vs. Acura RDX vs. ??

I can't speak the the Acura, but the powertrain in Murano is identical to the one in my G35. The engine is award winning and has been made for around a decade. I'm at 150k miles and haven't had any issues with it yet.

You may also want to consider the Honda CR-V and the Toyota Highlander.
by justanotherguy
Thu Jan 31, 2013 5:33 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Microsoft Sec Essentials = Bad ??
Replies: 21
Views: 4479

Re: Microsoft Sec Essentials = Bad ??

If you check web sites like this: http://www.zdnet.com/blog/security/ You will see how crazy things are out there. The NYT implies that malware persisted for months without detection by Symantec and Symantec implies that anti-virus software is not enough to prevent this from happening: http://www.z...