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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #4200 on: September 05, 2017, 01:18:15 PM »
Heh.  Or use it as wrapping paper.  ;-)

Like this?   http://www.moneyfactorystore.gov/1currencysheets.

This is just too scary --> moneyfactorystore.gov


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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #4201 on: September 05, 2017, 01:21:05 PM »
Heh.  Or use it as wrapping paper.  ;-)

Like this?   http://www.moneyfactorystore.gov/1currencysheets.

This is just too scary --> moneyfactorystore.gov


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Hah! Might as well burn a $100 bill!

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #4202 on: September 05, 2017, 01:58:37 PM »
Heh.  Or use it as wrapping paper.  ;-)

Like this?   http://www.moneyfactorystore.gov/1currencysheets.

This is just too scary --> moneyfactorystore.gov


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Broken link.  This worked for me: http://www.moneyfactorystore.gov/uncutcurrency.aspx

The ultimate wrapping paper for someone who has everything!

Hah! Might as well burn a $100 bill!

The money isn't destroyed though, you could still cut it up and spend it, or sell it used for a slight discount due to wrinkling (assuming you unwrapped it carefully).  Even torn, you can exchange bills for a new one at the bank. 

The markup on the 50 $1 sheet is only $36, not $100.

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #4203 on: September 05, 2017, 02:04:17 PM »
Heh.  Or use it as wrapping paper.  ;-)

Like this?   http://www.moneyfactorystore.gov/1currencysheets.

This is just too scary --> moneyfactorystore.gov


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Broken link.  This worked for me: http://www.moneyfactorystore.gov/uncutcurrency.aspx

The ultimate wrapping paper for someone who has everything!

Hah! Might as well burn a $100 bill!

The money isn't destroyed though, you could still cut it up and spend it, or sell it used for a slight discount due to wrinkling (assuming you unwrapped it carefully).  Even torn, you can exchange bills for a new one at the bank. 

The markup on the 50 $1 sheet is only $36, not $100.

Yeah. I was just trying to bring to mind that money-burning post that got deleted.

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #4204 on: September 05, 2017, 03:12:35 PM »
My s/o's company provided their employees with porcelain to go coffee mugs (with a resuable silicone lid) with the company logo on them.

He chose the pink one because no one else wanted to be seen with a pink mug and now he's never in doubt which coffee is his.

I have a couple of male friends who only buy pink cigarette lighters for that reason. No-one will nick them.

When my dad was in the Air Force his scissors kept disappearing.  So he took my Hello Kitty scissors in.  Never had another issue. 

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #4205 on: September 07, 2017, 04:49:06 AM »
My s/o's company provided their employees with porcelain to go coffee mugs (with a resuable silicone lid) with the company logo on them.

He chose the pink one because no one else wanted to be seen with a pink mug and now he's never in doubt which coffee is his.

I have a couple of male friends who only buy pink cigarette lighters for that reason. No-one will nick them.

When my dad was in the Air Force his scissors kept disappearing.  So he took my Hello Kitty scissors in.  Never had another issue.

I work in a male dominated field.  All my things I want not to get "lost" has Hello kitty duct tape on it.

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #4206 on: September 07, 2017, 07:53:04 AM »
My s/o's company provided their employees with porcelain to go coffee mugs (with a resuable silicone lid) with the company logo on them.

He chose the pink one because no one else wanted to be seen with a pink mug and now he's never in doubt which coffee is his.

I have a couple of male friends who only buy pink cigarette lighters for that reason. No-one will nick them.

When my dad was in the Air Force his scissors kept disappearing.  So he took my Hello Kitty scissors in.  Never had another issue.

I work in a male dominated field.  All my things I want not to get "lost" has Hello kitty duct tape on it.

At least now I know the reason for this:

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #4207 on: September 07, 2017, 08:58:03 AM »
A few months back I got a notice from one of my credit card companies notifying me that they would not be sending me a new card and would be closing out my account when the current card expires due to lack of use.  Last week, I got a notice for a different credit card that they will close that account if I don't use it by October 6th.  So now I have to find a way to use the card before I go on vacation in two weeks.  (I only take 1 card when I go on vacation.)

Honestly I don't really care, but I am worried that losing both cards will negatively impact my credit score.  :( 

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #4208 on: September 07, 2017, 10:22:39 AM »
A few months back I got a notice from one of my credit card companies notifying me that they would not be sending me a new card and would be closing out my account when the current card expires due to lack of use.  Last week, I got a notice for a different credit card that they will close that account if I don't use it by October 6th.  So now I have to find a way to use the card before I go on vacation in two weeks.  (I only take 1 card when I go on vacation.)

Honestly I don't really care, but I am worried that losing both cards will negatively impact my credit score.  :(

Buy groceries?  Or just a pack of gum?
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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #4209 on: September 07, 2017, 10:25:13 AM »
A few months back I got a notice from one of my credit card companies notifying me that they would not be sending me a new card and would be closing out my account when the current card expires due to lack of use.  Last week, I got a notice for a different credit card that they will close that account if I don't use it by October 6th.  So now I have to find a way to use the card before I go on vacation in two weeks.  (I only take 1 card when I go on vacation.)

Honestly I don't really care, but I am worried that losing both cards will negatively impact my credit score.  :(

Buy groceries?  Or just a pack of gum?

My dog has an appointment at the vet next week, so I will probably use it there.  I just have to make sure I remember to use that card.  :)

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #4210 on: September 07, 2017, 11:12:11 AM »
A few months back I got a notice from one of my credit card companies notifying me that they would not be sending me a new card and would be closing out my account when the current card expires due to lack of use.  Last week, I got a notice for a different credit card that they will close that account if I don't use it by October 6th.  So now I have to find a way to use the card before I go on vacation in two weeks.  (I only take 1 card when I go on vacation.)

Honestly I don't really care, but I am worried that losing both cards will negatively impact my credit score.  :(

The card will stay on your record for like 10 years, so it shouldn't have a large impact if you have other credit.  That said, just paypal me some monies

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #4211 on: September 07, 2017, 11:32:59 AM »
My s/o's company provided their employees with porcelain to go coffee mugs (with a resuable silicone lid) with the company logo on them.

He chose the pink one because no one else wanted to be seen with a pink mug and now he's never in doubt which coffee is his.

I have a couple of male friends who only buy pink cigarette lighters for that reason. No-one will nick them.

When my dad was in the Air Force his scissors kept disappearing.  So he took my Hello Kitty scissors in.  Never had another issue.

I work in a male dominated field.  All my things I want not to get "lost" has Hello kitty duct tape on it.

I attended college back in the early 1990s in an area that had rainy weather on a regular basis, so as a student walking around campus you pretty much always wanted to have an umbrella in your backpack. Most people had the cheap black umbrellas that they sell at the drugstore and campus bookstore, and there was a constant problem with people snitching each other's umbrellas that had been left to dry. I picked out a deep pink umbrella, figuring that 50% of my classmates would refuse to be seen with it, and it would be easy to pick out among the other 50%. Still had it four years later when I graduated!

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #4212 on: September 12, 2017, 03:41:52 PM »
My s/o's company provided their employees with porcelain to go coffee mugs (with a resuable silicone lid) with the company logo on them.

He chose the pink one because no one else wanted to be seen with a pink mug and now he's never in doubt which coffee is his.

The power of Pink and Hello Kitty.  Truly amazing!

I have a couple of male friends who only buy pink cigarette lighters for that reason. No-one will nick them.

When my dad was in the Air Force his scissors kept disappearing.  So he took my Hello Kitty scissors in.  Never had another issue.

I work in a male dominated field.  All my things I want not to get "lost" has Hello kitty duct tape on it.

I attended college back in the early 1990s in an area that had rainy weather on a regular basis, so as a student walking around campus you pretty much always wanted to have an umbrella in your backpack. Most people had the cheap black umbrellas that they sell at the drugstore and campus bookstore, and there was a constant problem with people snitching each other's umbrellas that had been left to dry. I picked out a deep pink umbrella, figuring that 50% of my classmates would refuse to be seen with it, and it would be easy to pick out among the other 50%. Still had it four years later when I graduated!

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #4213 on: September 14, 2017, 09:26:11 AM »
September is a three-paycheck month at my work. My 401k withholding strategy is to put those third paychecks almost solely towards the 401k and then split up whatever remains among the other 24 "normal" paychecks.

So, at the beginning of the year, I figured out that I'd need to put in X% for the two third-paychecks and Y% for the regular paychecks, and that'd get me to $18,003. (My work auto-adjusts if you hit $18,000, so the last paycheck in December would be slightly less than Y%.)

Somewhere along the line, something got screwed up. When I was checking on the YTD contributions to make the September changeover, I figured out that if I stuck with X and Y, I'd only contribute $17,997.78 for the full year. Like heck I'm going to leave $2.12 in tax free savings on the table, so I had to recalculate EVERYTHING.

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #4214 on: September 14, 2017, 05:45:12 PM »
Somewhere along the line, something got screwed up. When I was checking on the YTD contributions to make the September changeover, I figured out that if I stuck with X and Y, I'd only contribute $17,997.78 for the full year. Like heck I'm going to leave $2.12 in tax free savings on the table, so I had to recalculate EVERYTHING.

I had a similar situation at my work one year. My contributions on my last paycheck would only bring me to something like ~$17,970. I decided not to bother changing it since we can only choose whole percentages so it's kind of clunky. However, my employer was nice and automatically increased my contribution for the final paycheck of the year to bring me to $18k exactly. I knew they would keep me from going over, but it was a nice surprise to find my contributions rounded up to the limit.

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #4215 on: September 14, 2017, 05:56:05 PM »
A couple of years ago I ended up with $6499.99 in HSA contributions. Still not sure how that happened.

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #4216 on: September 15, 2017, 12:09:46 AM »
My office is currently 900m from home. In the national election last Monday it was decided that my region will be merged with two others, and the office will probably be moved in two years, adding at least an hour on the train to my daily commute. I really can't be bothered to spend so my time without getting paid for it, so I'm considering other options. The employer knows this, and is considering counting time on public transport as work time, letting us work up to 80% of the time from home, and establishing remote offices. It pays being more than one mustachian in the office (and having strong unions).
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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #4217 on: September 15, 2017, 01:15:26 AM »
My office is currently 9 meters* from my bedroom. Hopefully things work out stuck that the same can be true for you.

*I haven't measured. I suspect that's exaggerating the walking distance. The through walls distance is more like 1.5-2m.

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #4218 on: September 15, 2017, 10:21:43 AM »
My office is currently 9 meters* from my bedroom. Hopefully things work out stuck that the same can be true for you.

*I haven't measured. I suspect that's exaggerating the walking distance. The through walls distance is more like 1.5-2m.
You have to consider the detour to the kitchen to grab a drink. The miles add up over the years.

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« Reply #4219 on: September 15, 2017, 10:22:15 AM »
My office is currently 9 meters* from my bedroom. Hopefully things work out stuck that the same can be true for you.

*I haven't measured. I suspect that's exaggerating the walking distance. The through walls distance is more like 1.5-2m.
You have to consider the detour to the kitchen to grab a drink. The miles add up over the years.

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #4220 on: September 16, 2017, 06:10:10 AM »
It pays being more than one mustachian in the office (and having strong unions).
Yeah Unions, the Communistic Hitlers, forcing companies to do things The Market would never allow! They will crush the whole economy and then the land!

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #4221 on: September 16, 2017, 06:32:02 AM »
It pays being more than one mustachian in the office (and having strong unions).
Yeah Unions, the Communistic Hitlers, forcing companies to do things The Market would never allow! They will crush the whole economy and then the land!
Don't forget that these are the unions for public employees, which I have seen several times on these forums should be banned, because the public sector is a friendly being that is always looking out for the wellbeing of all and we should be grateful we are allowed to work there at all.
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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #4222 on: September 16, 2017, 09:59:12 AM »
A few months back I got a notice from one of my credit card companies notifying me that they would not be sending me a new card and would be closing out my account when the current card expires due to lack of use.  Last week, I got a notice for a different credit card that they will close that account if I don't use it by October 6th.  So now I have to find a way to use the card before I go on vacation in two weeks.  (I only take 1 card when I go on vacation.)

Honestly I don't really care, but I am worried that losing both cards will negatively impact my credit score.  :(

Having multiple credit cards is helpful for your credit score. Multiple NEW cards are a temporary dip, but it's a pretty weak effect. I've opened a dozen new cards this year and still have an 830 FICO (not Vantage Score, actual FICO) - as of the last Discover update.

I put as much spending as I can on credit cards for the cash back - or even better, a signup bonus. Utilities, groceries, gas, travel for work, etc. Anything that doesn't have a fee to use a credit card - and occasionally something that does have a fee (like property taxes) if I need to finish off a juicy signup bonus.

For example: the Chase Sapphire Preferred (CSP.) 50,000 point signup bonus if you spend $4,000 within 3 months. That can be cashed out for $500. No annual fee for the first year, and Chase makes it fairly easy to change to a no-fee card after the year ends (before you have to pay the fee.)

Let's use the real-life example that got me into doing credit card signup bonuses:

I have $4,000 in property taxes coming up - and the County charges 2.19% to use a credit card. Normally a Mustachian would say "No WAY! I'll cut a check instead of paying a fee!"

But that leaves a lot of free money on the table.

Here's how the math works out:

-$88 in fees
+$40 from 1% cash back on the card
+ $500 from the signup bonus

Result: $452 in profit for something that MIGHT take an hour total of my time. If you are just getting started, maybe 2 hours. That includes filling out the online application, setting up a Chase login and password, setting up autopay for the bill, cashing out the points and (after a year) changing to a no-fee card.

Of course, this only works for responsible credit card users.

Disclosure: Using the link in my signature to sign up does get me a referral bonus. It does not reduce your bonus in any way, nor do you have any obligation to use it.

Credit card signup bonuses:

$150 bonus on $500 spend for Chase Freedom:
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$50 bonus (no min spend, just use it once) plus double all cash back at the end of 1 year for Discover, including the initial $50:
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$500 bonus on $4,000 spend for Chase Sapphire Preferred:
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