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Bellingham Bill

This is not my house. But it, or one like it, will be someday!

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share This Cracked Me Up
by Bellingham Bill   ↑ like   ↓ dislike   1 comment, latest 1 week ago
The Arabian Villa park is located on Villa between Shaw and Barstow. There are 218 units for senior citizens. The park's owner, Rutherford Investments of Los Gatos, said residents...
share Real YOY Wage Gains
by Bellingham Bill   ↑ like   ↓ dislike   1 comment, latest 2 weeks ago
share TaxFoundation's Summary of Federal Income Tax Data is out now
by Bellingham Bill   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike   Posted 2 months ago
For 2014: Top 1% ($465k+) took 20% of the AGI, paid 40% ($540B) of the taxes, 27% tax rate. Top 5% ($188K+) took 36% of the AGI, paid 60%...
share A Tale of Two Interest Rates
by Bellingham Bill   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike   3 comments, latest 4 months ago
These two screenshots show home prices went up 1% thanks to the Fed raise. Top is December 3 ratesheet, lower is December 24, on a $425,000 property with 20% down....
share The Baby Boomer Service Economy Has Arrived
by Bellingham Bill in #economics   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (1)   109 comments, latest 8 months ago
share Where's the Third Wave
by Bellingham Bill   ↑ like   ↓ dislike   1 comment, latest 8 months ago
share Double Bubble
by Bellingham Bill in #suckmydickamerica   ↑ like   ↓ dislike   3 comments, latest 8 months ago
share Christmas Bombing, 1972
by Bellingham Bill   ↑ like   ↓ dislike   8 comments, latest 9 months ago
This is kinda cool, the formerly classified letter from Nixon to Thieu summarizing what concessions the US wrung out of the N Vietnamese after the Christmas bombings. (See pages...
share 2006 Presentation On Stated-Income Lending
by Bellingham Bill   ↑ like   ↓ dislike   Posted 10 months ago
For the back-story on how the author snuck it into the Fed Reserve minutes....
share Per-worker national debt (2009 dollars)
by Bellingham Bill   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (1)   2 comments, latest 10 months ago
In case you were interested....
share Krugman is Wrong
by Bellingham Bill   ↑ like   ↓ dislike   1 comment, latest 10 months ago
"How much manufacturing did that deficit displace? . . . a rough number would be 60 percent for manufactured content; so we’re talking about $360 billion. "Then, employment: value...
share Rents Have Doubled in Silicon Valley In 10 Years
by Bellingham Bill   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike   4 comments, latest 10 months ago
I rented this for $1320/mo back in 2006. 7% annual rate of rise. Under LA's 3-5% rent control ordinance, if I was paying $1320 in 2006 I'd be paying...
share Patroons -- America's early dalliance with Feudalism
by Bellingham Bill   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike   1 comment, latest 1 year ago
Currently reading The Island At The Center of the World, about the Dutch experience colonizing what became "New York" after the British stole it from them. This was interesting as...
share Why the 1990s economy was so good?
by Bellingham Bill   ↑ like   ↓ dislike (1)   Posted 1 year ago
share I liked this house plan . . .
by Bellingham Bill   ↑ like   ↓ dislike   Posted 1 year ago
well, style actually. The plan itself needs some work, why put the W&D all the way across the house from the bedrooms?? If you're going to have flat...
share Rent vs Buy (the big picture)
by Bellingham Bill   ↑ like   ↓ dislike   12 comments, latest 1 year ago
Model assumptions: Purchase Price $425,000.00 Down Payment 20% Interest Rate 3.50% Points 1.23% PMI 0% Term 30 Tax Bracket 21% Base Deduction 6300 Savings Yield 4.0% Insurance 0.30% Maintenance...
share New Model of Home Purchase Spreadsheet
by Bellingham Bill   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike   Posted 1 year ago
I've revisited modeling annual home purchase expenses, more accurately (?) projecting the various categories over the life of the loan. This chart shows how the effective monthly expense shrinks over...
share Got two books on Upton Sinclair
by Bellingham Bill   ↑ like   ↓ dislike (1)   2 comments, latest 1 year ago
Page 14 of the first book: "You have to do away with the power of any man, anywhere, to make his comfort and his glory out of the necessities of...
share S&P500 vs. Corporate after-tax earnings
by Bellingham Bill   ↑ like   ↓ dislike   Posted 1 year ago
This is up to mid last year and what I meant by 'the market getting ahead of itself' earlier here.
share The joys of a strong dollar
by Bellingham Bill   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike   10 comments, latest 1 year ago
In other news I ordered and ten of these: and 2 cases of 20 of: from today. They don't ship any of that to the US, but there is...

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