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Retirees Face Drawdown Dilemma
Thu Mar 26, 2015
In reply to:Peter17 #4 Fidelity and TIAA-CREF both have great Income Planners. Fidelity's actually lets you input your current budget items (utilities, food, mortgage, life/health/homeowners insurance, car maintenance / purchase, property taxes, etc... that you can update annually to keep your …
Belief in the Middle Class Unshaken by Economic Shifts
Sun Mar 15, 2015
In reply to:JCC@FL #3 To me the biggest factor affecting the middle class is ‘Not Living Beneath Their Means’. Buying a house with a spare 12 x 15 bedroom in the Midwest costs the homeowner a negative $32,000 over a 30 year loan (mortgage interest, taxes, annual heating & cooli …
Class in America: Identities Blur as Economy Changes
Sun Mar 15, 2015
In reply to:sameeker #1 To me the biggest factor affecting the middle class is ‘Not Living Beneath Their Means’. Buying a house with a spare 12 x 15 bedroom in the Midwest costs the homeowner a negative $32,000 over a 30 year loan (mortgage interest, taxes, annual heating & coo …
Are You Ready to Retire? That Depends
Thu Mar 5, 2015
In reply to:FatCatGets$700Bil #11 If you do a search of 'list of countries by tax revenue as percentage of GDP' you'll find the USA in the middle of the pack. Most of the European countries have higher taxes per GDP and most of the 3rd world countries have lower taxes per GDP. If you do …
As Recession Dims, Americans Fall Out of Love With Smaller Homes
Thu Feb 26, 2015
I shared with my adult kids a spreadsheet that tracked the cost of a theoretical spare 12 x 15 bedroom over a 30 year loan. The additional mortgage principle & interest, furnishings, heating & cooling, plus property taxes cost $37,900 during that 30 year period. The same money in …
Trooper-Slay Suspect Eric Frein Researched Manhunts on Computer: Cops
Fri Sep 26, 2014
Given the headline including 'Haunted Hotel' it raises the question has NBC been hijacked by the 'National Enquirer'? If so, then someone needs to call the Ghost Busters hotline BR-549!
Scientists show how a hot, steamy afternoon kills the chill on a beer can
Fri Apr 26, 2013
To those who comment "We're paying for this" it shows that they did not read the article! The researchers did the experiment in the researchers basement bathroom, which means they did not get reimbursed from any Federal / State grant! Zip! Zippo! Nada! Not one thin dime! Now if you can go back …
Rich got richer during the recovery, and rest got poorer, study says
Tue Apr 23, 2013
At 23 I earned enough to qualify for food stamps. Lived beneath my means for 40 years, and now reaping the benefits of saving.
Arctic change reverberates around globe, experts say
Tue Mar 26, 2013
There are liberal Scientists and conservative Scientists. Global warming has nothing to do with liberals or conservative Scientists, has nothing to do with the news source that publishes their story. Global warming deniers keep looking for a Hoax, they keep thinking groups of scientists are dishones …
Buying your own health insurance will never be the same
Sun Jan 27, 2013
dan42day, You have a myopic view of Liberals fostered by Faux News! I'm a liberal and believe in both a strong defense and in universal health care! A firm believer in 'Speak softly, but carry a big stick!'
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