joined 2010 Nov 22, 5:00pm
Long time, no see--Are you guys and gals still financial whizzes?
on 14 Apr 2020
, latest 5 months ago Questions I have about opportunities, some Covid-related. :)1) My parents were working last year (at a homeless shelter), and my mom, who was a Professor prior to this, found it...
Anybody use Personal Capital, or similar?
on 6 Jun 2019
, latest a year ago Seems like a good idea, except I'd be concerned about keeping the credentials for my checking, savings, brokerage and retirement accounts all in one container. Of course, the sales folks...
on 31 Dec 2018
, latest 2 years ago Anyone ever do one? It seems like there may be more than one notion of a "conversion" out there, so specifically what I am talking about is:* one makes too...
on 5 Dec 2018
, latest 2 years ago Anyone ever do a Solo 401k? What's your favorite brand? Any pros/cons?(Also, long time- no see!) :)
on 18 Jul 2017
, latest 3 years ago What are some good, basic questions or goals to have in an initial consult with an Elderlaw attorney? TIA!!
Anyone have experience with QPRT?
on 19 Jun 2017
, latest 3 years ago Are they expensive? Any opinions pro or con regarding their efficacy, impact or anything? Thanks! #housing #investing #estate #trusts
IT Bonuses and Structure SF
on 13 Jun 2017
, latest 3 years ago How much should bonuses by for IT management in SF? What are the criteria used to determine that, typically? Thanks!
Reverse Mortgages question
on 24 Apr 2017
, latest 3 years ago My folks were looking into a reverse mortgage, so I thought I'd ask you guys a few questions. 1) Are they a bad idea in general? 2) I have a...
Republicans were against Kennedy's rising tide
on 11 May 2017
Posted 3 years ago https://economix.blogs.nytimes "When the tax cut came up for a final vote in the House of Representatives on Sept. 25, 1963, only 48 Republicans supported it; 126 voted against it. Nevertheless,...
Housing rights question
on 20 Apr 2017
, latest 3 years ago Ran into an Uber driver today who said he's living in an in-law unit (a tool shed, in his description), and upon move-in, was told that he'd be responsible for...
Trumpcare bill even less popular than Trump, or Congress
on 23 Mar 2017
, latest 3 years ago https://www.washingtonpost.com "According to Quinnipiac, only 17 percent of Americans approve of the bill â€” and only 6 percent of the country supports it strongly. (Congress is approved of by 21...
on 30 Aug 2013
, latest 3 years ago Using SchrÃ¶dinger's cat reveals that things can be in 2 states at the same time (and I reckon are influenced by the observer if the box is opened.) I understand...
on 14 Mar 2017
, latest 4 years ago Do we have evidence that it is usually right, or that it's usually wrong?
Why did Hillary's email server matter again?
on 3 Mar 2017
, latest 4 years ago What supposed principles were at work/violated by the private email server? And although Trump attacked her viciously for that, is his team an improvement in terms of Cybersecurity?
Establishment clause, Due Process, etc
on 30 Jan 2017
Posted 4 years ago Quick question/tutorial/refresher: Some constitutional rights and other resultant legal documents refer to "people" and "within its jurisdiction", whereas others are afforded to "citizens". Would it be true to assert that...
The primary voter
on 14 Nov 2016
, latest 4 years ago It would seem that, while the Dems are supposedly soul-searching, the truth is any Democrat with less negatives probably would have trounced Trump. The primary voters on the Democratic side...
Weird deal as my in-laws sell the MIL's house
on 31 Oct 2016
, latest 4 years ago The MIL has now moved into a facility, which is a desirable outcome overall. As is common and predictable, there were some disagreements and acrimony related to the POAs and...
on 14 May 2012
, latest 4 years ago Here are some things I think seem true to me, but could be refuted by you geniuses. If we have hit any bottom, we need a counterargument to the below....
on 26 Jul 2016
, latest 4 years ago Anybody have a strong feeling about them? I was toying with buying one for the wife to replace my Volt.
on 19 Jul 2016
, latest 4 years ago I've maxed out since back when I was poor, and continue to do so. As time progressed, what used to be a same sized contribution each month has turned into...
Bonuses in the Bay Area
on 27 Jun 2016
Posted 4 years ago Given the current employment/economic environment in the SF Bay area, what is a reasonable amount to expect, in dollars or as a percent, for management, senior management, or executive level?...
on 10 Apr 2016
, latest 4 years ago What would you say to someone who claims to pay over 50% in taxes? Another claimed to be approaching 60%, ostensibly because they have a couple jobs and a sole...
Anyone use Sprint in the Bay Area?
on 24 Mar 2016
, latest 4 years ago Is it terrible or anything else to worry about? I have an AT&T iPhone 5 for the missus, but she barely uses it except on wifi and doesn't travel all...
on 22 Mar 2016
, latest 5 years ago Does anyone have the, ya know, details and facts about where Universities spend their dough? It would be cool to see YOY expenditures. I am under the impression that they...
on 4 Feb 2016
Posted 5 years ago Does anyone apply GOST to their daily worklife? Also, do you ever have a consultant come in to apply it, or to conduct SWOT analysis? If so, what type of...
on 20 Jan 2012
, latest 5 years ago I bought Intel back at the beginning of this depression at about $15/share. It's up over $26 today, which looks like about the top of what it's been. Time to...
Why does this story sound false?
on 12 Jan 2016
, latest 5 years ago http://www.king5.com/story/new Go Fund Me campaign backfires on mom of cancer patient
A Go Fund Me campaign backfires on a family desperate for help. Government policies are prohibiting the family...
Property Tax question
on 15 Dec 2015
, latest 5 years ago I was arguing with someone on Facebook the other day about Property Taxes. The issue was about how long seizure from the Government takes. I was under the impression that...
The Threat Coming by Land - Bloomberg View
on 3 Dec 2015
Posted 5 years ago http://www.bloombergview.com/a For all the alarm about the rise of the robots, or software eating the world or the peril of climate change, one of the most pressing economic dangers of...
on 11 Nov 2015
Posted 5 years ago What types of non-Finance careers could someone with a CFA or CAIA do? Any general thoughts about either Cert? Thanks
on 11 Nov 2015
Posted 5 years ago What are these certs best used for? Would they be helpful in a Risk Management role? Thanks
Carson's homage to himself in pictures
on 9 Nov 2015
, latest 5 years ago http://www.theguardian.com/us- I get mad when people send emails with misspellings. WTF is with "Poverbs"?
Betterment or Aspiration
on 12 Oct 2015
, latest 5 years ago https://www.aspiration.com/ https://www.betterment.com/ Anybody familiar with either of these entities? Have a strong opinion about them? Thanks!
on 9 Oct 2015
, latest 5 years ago Anyone have an idea what experienced Java developers are getting paid in the BA nowadays?
on 8 Sep 2015
, latest 5 years ago In what ways would you bullet that Reaganism was nothing more than Keynesian economics?#politics
Conservative support for the Cos
on 27 Jul 2015
, latest 5 years ago It seemed to me that as the Bill Cosby story started growing legs, there were conservatives who rushed to his defense. I believe they thought it was an attack, based...
on 23 Jul 2015
, latest 5 years ago https://solarbonds.solarcity.c Just saw this advertised. Any thoughts?#investing