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by Polaris
Thu Oct 04, 2007 11:01 am
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Never own your home outright, Never pay it off
Replies: 114
Views: 40657

Lots of emotional responses above. How about some numbers? Our mortgage is 4.875% fixed rate. We itemize on Schedule A. Our charitable deductions alone exceed the standard deduction. We could pay off our mortgage many times over, but prefer to max out our 401k contributions, 529 plan contributions ...
by Polaris
Sun Sep 30, 2007 9:22 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: 6% CDs back at Penfed
Replies: 53
Views: 19470

david99 wrote:Has anyone else had good or bad experiences with Penfed? I'm just trying to figure out if it's worth my while.
Another satisfied Penfed customer here. They have a reputation for good lending and borrowing rates and customer service on many forums and blogs that I visit.
by Polaris
Wed Sep 12, 2007 12:08 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Health care premiums up "only" 6.1% this year
Replies: 42
Views: 11552

My health care premiums have increased by a total of 57% since 2002, and that includes two plan downgrades (with higher copays/deductibles) during that time.
by Polaris
Sat Sep 01, 2007 7:58 am
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: CPA recommendation in Boston
Replies: 4
Views: 1461

I use a CPA out of New Bedford, but that may be out of the geographic range you're looking for...
by Polaris
Tue Aug 14, 2007 12:16 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: FAs told: don't use numbers; instead get client to trust you
Replies: 19
Views: 5478

I love this part: The second inquirer took care to identify himself as a “former CPA,” and then demonstrated once again that there is no such thing—that once the needle of dependence on numbers goes into one’s arm, it never comes out. He asked to be referred to the “websites” and/or “links” which wo...