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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #2500 on: February 25, 2016, 09:11:52 AM »
Just bought our dream homestead last Friday. We lived in a cheap little house on the edge of a bad neighborhood for 4 years, specifically picked for being cheap and easily converted into a rental, while working to get ourselves into a better situation. When I bought it, I got criticism for buying such a 'crappy little house', when I could just wait and buy a nicer one. "friends" and family did the 'my house is bigger/nicer/prettier than yours' passive-aggressive dance on facebook while I quietly sat back and made double payments on my debt.

After closing we were coerced (by those same people) into putting pictures of the new house up on facebook, and now those people are quiet, and the rest of my family all think I'm insanely rich or something because  "how else can you afford THAT?!?"

I've tried to explain how I'm not a ****ing idiot with my money, and that's how we can afford it, but that does not compute.   These are some of the same people that two years ago thought we were going bankrupt because we canceled cable tv and bought a Roku.

I'm not even a great mustachian, it's just that my wife and I both work, and we're focused on being better with our money. We rarely go out to eat, we don't pay for cable, and we don't have stupid-expensive hobbies or go to the bar every night. Oh, and now we have an income property to boot!

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« Reply #2501 on: February 25, 2016, 10:58:43 AM »
Just bought our dream homestead last Friday. We lived in a cheap little house on the edge of a bad neighborhood for 4 years, specifically picked for being cheap and easily converted into a rental, while working to get ourselves into a better situation. When I bought it, I got criticism for buying such a 'crappy little house', when I could just wait and buy a nicer one. "friends" and family did the 'my house is bigger/nicer/prettier than yours' passive-aggressive dance on facebook while I quietly sat back and made double payments on my debt.

After closing we were coerced (by those same people) into putting pictures of the new house up on facebook, and now those people are quiet, and the rest of my family all think I'm insanely rich or something because  "how else can you afford THAT?!?"

I've tried to explain how I'm not a ****ing idiot with my money, and that's how we can afford it, but that does not compute.   These are some of the same people that two years ago thought we were going bankrupt because we canceled cable tv and bought a Roku.

I'm not even a great mustachian, it's just that my wife and I both work, and we're focused on being better with our money. We rarely go out to eat, we don't pay for cable, and we don't have stupid-expensive hobbies or go to the bar every night. Oh, and now we have an income property to boot!

Haha well for some people it's not necessarily that they don't understand, it's that they don't want to. Some people want to believe that the system is somehow rigged against them, so it's not their fault they're living paycheck to paycheck, can't afford nice things, etc.

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« Reply #2502 on: February 25, 2016, 11:08:34 AM »
Just bought our dream homestead last Friday. We lived in a cheap little house on the edge of a bad neighborhood for 4 years, specifically picked for being cheap and easily converted into a rental, while working to get ourselves into a better situation. When I bought it, I got criticism for buying such a 'crappy little house', when I could just wait and buy a nicer one. "friends" and family did the 'my house is bigger/nicer/prettier than yours' passive-aggressive dance on facebook while I quietly sat back and made double payments on my debt.

After closing we were coerced (by those same people) into putting pictures of the new house up on facebook, and now those people are quiet, and the rest of my family all think I'm insanely rich or something because  "how else can you afford THAT?!?"

I've tried to explain how I'm not a ****ing idiot with my money, and that's how we can afford it, but that does not compute.   These are some of the same people that two years ago thought we were going bankrupt because we canceled cable tv and bought a Roku.

I'm not even a great mustachian, it's just that my wife and I both work, and we're focused on being better with our money. We rarely go out to eat, we don't pay for cable, and we don't have stupid-expensive hobbies or go to the bar every night. Oh, and now we have an income property to boot!

Haha well for some people it's not necessarily that they don't understand, it's that they don't want to. Some people want to believe that the system is somehow rigged against them, so it's not their fault they're living paycheck to paycheck, can't afford nice things, etc.

Congratulations, jfisher3! That's fantastic!

And johnny847... yes. Exactly. It's always someone else's fault.

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« Reply #2503 on: February 25, 2016, 11:35:58 AM »
Just bought our dream homestead last Friday. We lived in a cheap little house on the edge of a bad neighborhood for 4 years, specifically picked for being cheap and easily converted into a rental, while working to get ourselves into a better situation. When I bought it, I got criticism for buying such a 'crappy little house', when I could just wait and buy a nicer one. "friends" and family did the 'my house is bigger/nicer/prettier than yours' passive-aggressive dance on facebook while I quietly sat back and made double payments on my debt.

After closing we were coerced (by those same people) into putting pictures of the new house up on facebook, and now those people are quiet, and the rest of my family all think I'm insanely rich or something because  "how else can you afford THAT?!?"

I've tried to explain how I'm not a ****ing idiot with my money, and that's how we can afford it, but that does not compute.   These are some of the same people that two years ago thought we were going bankrupt because we canceled cable tv and bought a Roku.

I'm not even a great mustachian, it's just that my wife and I both work, and we're focused on being better with our money. We rarely go out to eat, we don't pay for cable, and we don't have stupid-expensive hobbies or go to the bar every night. Oh, and now we have an income property to boot!

Haha well for some people it's not necessarily that they don't understand, it's that they don't want to. Some people want to believe that the system is somehow rigged against them, so it's not their fault they're living paycheck to paycheck, can't afford nice things, etc.

Congratulations, jfisher3! That's fantastic!

And johnny847... yes. Exactly. It's always someone else's fault.

Thanks :) it's a dream come true, with plenty of work that the dream doesn't tell you about lol. It's a 144 year old farm house, but ideally set up for a small homestead. Wife loves the farm house moxie, I love the ability to grow my own food for fun and profit :P

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« Reply #2504 on: February 25, 2016, 12:21:25 PM »
Problem - having got a pay raise and a larger bonus than last year I now have to work out in which pay schedule  I should reduce my 401k contributions so that I don't go over the max....


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« Reply #2505 on: February 25, 2016, 01:10:14 PM »
Problem - having got a pay raise and a larger bonus than last year I now have to work out in which pay schedule  I should reduce my 401k contributions so that I don't go over the max....


sigh....

So I believe most systems are set up to stop your contributions once you reach the $18k limit. However, you may still need to adjust your contributions anyway simply because some companies don't give you your full match if you max out your contributions before the year's end.

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« Reply #2506 on: February 25, 2016, 01:31:03 PM »
Problem - having got a pay raise and a larger bonus than last year I now have to work out in which pay schedule  I should reduce my 401k contributions so that I don't go over the max....


sigh....

So I believe most systems are set up to stop your contributions once you reach the $18k limit. However, you may still need to adjust your contributions anyway simply because some companies don't give you your full match if you max out your contributions before the year's end.

my company don;t match unless you contribute - on a pay period basis so I can't front load. plus they don't stop adding the amounts - they roll it into a roth run by them - I don;t want that to happen either..
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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #2507 on: February 25, 2016, 03:23:20 PM »
Problem - having got a pay raise and a larger bonus than last year I now have to work out in which pay schedule  I should reduce my 401k contributions so that I don't go over the max....


sigh....

So I believe most systems are set up to stop your contributions once you reach the $18k limit. However, you may still need to adjust your contributions anyway simply because some companies don't give you your full match if you max out your contributions before the year's end.
Many are, but I recommend getting confirmation from the payroll people that the system will indeed cut you off rather than face a paperwork nightmare. Many times it will cut you off at some arbitrary amount just shy of the IRS limit. In any case it's well worth the time to double check that everything checks out on the last paycheck of the year. There are some truly awful system out there.

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« Reply #2508 on: February 25, 2016, 04:14:26 PM »
Thought I would add one of several thousand random posts to this thread.  Who is a woman?  What is retirement?  What if you work BUT it is fun?  How to handle imputed rent?  Inquiring minds want to know and DISCUSS!!!!!!!!!

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #2509 on: February 29, 2016, 04:57:43 PM »
MPP: When you're obsessively checking your bank account to see when a check clears, not because you need the money, but because you don't want to have to deal with a budget anomaly in Mint if it doesn't clear by the last day of the month in order to show up in your February savings rate.
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« Reply #2510 on: February 29, 2016, 05:00:33 PM »
Came up on a different thread but fits here: I keep the house at 64 degrees, but it slows down my kombucha fermentation too much!
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« Reply #2511 on: February 29, 2016, 08:25:07 PM »
Came up on a different thread but fits here: I keep the house at 64 degrees, but it slows down my kombucha fermentation too much!
If you need to ferment and have heat at all, wrap a towel or blanket 3/4 the way around your fermentation vessel, and face the other 1/4 of it towards your heat source.  That's how we ferment mead in the winter, keeps it nice and toasty.

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« Reply #2512 on: February 29, 2016, 08:40:04 PM »
Came up on a different thread but fits here: I keep the house at 64 degrees, but it slows down my kombucha fermentation too much!
If you need to ferment and have heat at all, wrap a towel or blanket 3/4 the way around your fermentation vessel, and face the other 1/4 of it towards your heat source.  That's how we ferment mead in the winter, keeps it nice and toasty.

Do you set it near the heat source? We only have floor registers, so I think my dog would get a tasty dough treat if I tried to do that =P
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« Reply #2513 on: February 29, 2016, 09:26:15 PM »
Well how about that. My first Mustachian person problem!
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« Reply #2514 on: February 29, 2016, 11:15:35 PM »
Received my annual bonus today.  It was much bigger than expected.  Two problems:

1.  We (DW and I) have to decide how to save it all.
2.  I have to recalculate my 401k contributions for the rest of the year so I don't max out until the end of the year and still get all of the company's 3% max.

Mustachian problems....
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« Reply #2515 on: February 29, 2016, 11:33:56 PM »
DH's pay didn't go through over the weekend and I was worried it wouldn't get into our account by the end of the month. I wasn't worried about being paid late, I was worried about it messing with my monthly savings rate.

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« Reply #2516 on: March 01, 2016, 06:35:08 AM »
DH's pay didn't go through over the weekend and I was worried it wouldn't get into our account by the end of the month. I wasn't worried about being paid late, I was worried about it messing with my monthly savings rate.

Just think of how great the next month's savings rate will be though!

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« Reply #2517 on: March 01, 2016, 10:05:07 AM »
DH's pay didn't go through over the weekend and I was worried it wouldn't get into our account by the end of the month. I wasn't worried about being paid late, I was worried about it messing with my monthly savings rate.

Just think of how great the next month's savings rate will be though!

I'd just record it as February anyways.  It's an amount owed to you as of February, count it the same way you would money you loaned someone or a bond

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« Reply #2518 on: March 01, 2016, 11:36:05 AM »
DH's pay didn't go through over the weekend and I was worried it wouldn't get into our account by the end of the month. I wasn't worried about being paid late, I was worried about it messing with my monthly savings rate.

Just think of how great the next month's savings rate will be though!

I'd just record it as February anyways.  It's an amount owed to you as of February, count it the same way you would money you loaned someone or a bond

Whatever you do, I'd just keep it consistent. Cash accounting and accrual accounting are both fine, but it gets weird if you mix them together.

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #2519 on: March 01, 2016, 12:18:50 PM »
Came up on a different thread but fits here: I keep the house at 64 degrees, but it slows down my kombucha fermentation too much!
If you need to ferment and have heat at all, wrap a towel or blanket 3/4 the way around your fermentation vessel, and face the other 1/4 of it towards your heat source.  That's how we ferment mead in the winter, keeps it nice and toasty.

This is what I do when making yogurt, wrap a towel around it.

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« Reply #2520 on: March 01, 2016, 04:01:38 PM »
Came up on a different thread but fits here: I keep the house at 64 degrees, but it slows down my kombucha fermentation too much!
If you need to ferment and have heat at all, wrap a towel or blanket 3/4 the way around your fermentation vessel, and face the other 1/4 of it towards your heat source.  That's how we ferment mead in the winter, keeps it nice and toasty.

Do you set it near the heat source? We only have floor registers, so I think my dog would get a tasty dough treat if I tried to do that =P

LOL. Have you tried on top of the refrigerator?

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« Reply #2521 on: March 01, 2016, 04:02:45 PM »
Came up on a different thread but fits here: I keep the house at 64 degrees, but it slows down my kombucha fermentation too much!
If you need to ferment and have heat at all, wrap a towel or blanket 3/4 the way around your fermentation vessel, and face the other 1/4 of it towards your heat source.  That's how we ferment mead in the winter, keeps it nice and toasty.

Do you set it near the heat source? We only have floor registers, so I think my dog would get a tasty dough treat if I tried to do that =P

LOL. Have you tried on top of the refrigerator?

Now that would be entirely too sensible =D

Thank you for the suggestion. A bit ashamed I didn't think of it!
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« Reply #2522 on: March 01, 2016, 05:04:47 PM »
I'm off on holiday in a month's time and asked payroll today if I can utilise the 'pay leave in advance' process so my two fortnightly payments get paid together at the beginning of my holiday. I was asked in an embarrassed whisper if this was to pay my credit card bill (as I assume they think I can't pay it) - um, no. I did pay for it all on my card (for the points) but it's been paid off long ago. Oh, then is it so you can have spending money for your trip? Um, no, I have spending money all sorted and everything paid for or budgetted for. This was met with frowns of consternation so I just said I wouldn't have access to internet banking overseas (lie) and wanted to sort out my payments for while I was away. Was congratulated on my foresight and logic.

Truth is I'll be investing every cent of the payment and want it in my account ASAP. Better in my pocket earning $$ than waiting to receive it! I then had to fill out 4 forms and ask my senior manager to approve it - he was very concerned and asked if everything was ok. Sigh.

It's so concerning that this is the finance department and it's an extremely unusual request due to the lack of money management skills in my highly educated and high earning office/business.

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« Reply #2523 on: March 03, 2016, 02:57:56 PM »
Everyone at my company has to fill out a financial disclosure form (gov't contractor - they want to make sure you're not taking money from the Russians). My form got singled out for a "quality check" and they sent it back for me to correct. The reason? They thought I forgot to fill out the Mortgages & Loans section. I just don't have anything to put there.

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« Reply #2524 on: March 03, 2016, 06:26:52 PM »
I'm off on holiday in a month's time and asked payroll today if I can utilise the 'pay leave in advance' process so my two fortnightly payments get paid together at the beginning of my holiday. I was asked in an embarrassed whisper if this was to pay my credit card bill (as I assume they think I can't pay it) - um, no. I did pay for it all on my card (for the points) but it's been paid off long ago. Oh, then is it so you can have spending money for your trip? Um, no, I have spending money all sorted and everything paid for or budgetted for. This was met with frowns of consternation so I just said I wouldn't have access to internet banking overseas (lie) and wanted to sort out my payments for while I was away. Was congratulated on my foresight and logic.

Truth is I'll be investing every cent of the payment and want it in my account ASAP. Better in my pocket earning $$ than waiting to receive it! I then had to fill out 4 forms and ask my senior manager to approve it - he was very concerned and asked if everything was ok. Sigh.

It's so concerning that this is the finance department and it's an extremely unusual request due to the lack of money management skills in my highly educated and high earning office/business.

Wow, is this really that uncommon where you're from? Our leave application form has two boxes. Paid up front or paid on regular schedule. Tick one, they process as requested. Simple.

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« Reply #2525 on: March 03, 2016, 07:07:19 PM »
I found out yesterday that I could have salary sacrificed my house mortgage payments through my employer (paid with pre-tax money taken straight from my pay). That would have been helpful to know back when I had a mortgage!

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« Reply #2526 on: March 03, 2016, 07:54:16 PM »
I found out yesterday that I could have salary sacrificed my house mortgage payments through my employer (paid with pre-tax money taken straight from my pay). That would have been helpful to know back when I had a mortgage!
Wait... how? Where do you live?
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« Reply #2527 on: March 03, 2016, 08:09:57 PM »
I found out yesterday that I could have salary sacrificed my house mortgage payments through my employer (paid with pre-tax money taken straight from my pay). That would have been helpful to know back when I had a mortgage!

I already do.

Wait... how? Where do you live?

It's not so much "where do you live?" as "who is your employer?" Salary sacrificing arrangements are available to people employed by public benevolent institutions (not-for-profit hospitals, health departments, charitable institutions) and the arrangements depend on what package the employer has set up.

I pay my mortgage and part of my credit card bill with pre-tax money.

ETA: Australia. Home of the tax rort and land of the socialised health care system. It's not perfect, but it has its perks. With the added bonus of Donald Trump not being from here...

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« Reply #2528 on: March 03, 2016, 08:13:52 PM »
Quote from: Primm
It's not so much "where do you live?" as "who is your employer?" Salary sacrificing arrangements are available to people employed by public benevolent institutions (not-for-profit hospitals, health departments, charitable institutions) and the arrangements depend on what package the employer has set up.

I pay my mortgage and part of my credit card bill with pre-tax money.
In Australia, though?
I'm pretty sure that's not a thing here.
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« Reply #2529 on: March 03, 2016, 08:13:54 PM »
ETA: Australia. Home of the tax rort and land of the socialised health care system. It's not perfect, but it has its perks. With the added bonus of Donald Trump not being from here...

Yeah, but Rupert Murdoch is.

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« Reply #2530 on: March 03, 2016, 08:15:05 PM »
ETA: Australia. Home of the tax rort and land of the socialised health care system. It's not perfect, but it has its perks. With the added bonus of Donald Trump not being from here...

Yeah, but Rupert Murdoch is.

Meh. From here, but not here any more. Not our problem. Plus he's not an Australian citizen any more, he's a US citizen (naturalised). :D
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« Reply #2531 on: March 04, 2016, 12:56:34 AM »
ETA: Australia. Home of the tax rort and land of the socialised health care system. It's not perfect, but it has its perks. With the added bonus of Donald Trump not being from here...

Yeah, but Rupert Murdoch is.

Meh. From here, but not here any more. Not our problem. Plus he's not an Australian citizen any more, he's a US citizen (naturalised). :D

Where is trumps plan for a wall to keep the crazy Australians out?

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« Reply #2532 on: March 04, 2016, 01:09:14 AM »
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It's not so much "where do you live?" as "who is your employer?" Salary sacrificing arrangements are available to people employed by public benevolent institutions (not-for-profit hospitals, health departments, charitable institutions) and the arrangements depend on what package the employer has set up.

I pay my mortgage and part of my credit card bill with pre-tax money.
In Australia, though?
I'm pretty sure that's not a thing here.

And it also depends on your field of work - nurses get some of the best payroll perks going - as a not-nurse I can only go up to $9,010AUD of pretax payments per (FBT) year. Still saves me around 3k in tax per annum so I ain't complaining. But for other personal financial situations it just doesn't work because that $9,010 gets grossed up to $17,000 for tax assessment purposes. If you have a HECS/HELP debt or Child Support Arrangement, salary packaging is not a good idea.

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« Reply #2533 on: March 04, 2016, 01:21:37 AM »
I found out yesterday that I could have salary sacrificed my house mortgage payments through my employer (paid with pre-tax money taken straight from my pay). That would have been helpful to know back when I had a mortgage!

I wish I could do this.... all we can do is cars

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« Reply #2534 on: March 04, 2016, 02:56:39 AM »
Quote from: Primm
It's not so much "where do you live?" as "who is your employer?" Salary sacrificing arrangements are available to people employed by public benevolent institutions (not-for-profit hospitals, health departments, charitable institutions) and the arrangements depend on what package the employer has set up.

I pay my mortgage and part of my credit card bill with pre-tax money.
In Australia, though?
I'm pretty sure that's not a thing here.

And it also depends on your field of work - nurses get some of the best payroll perks going - as a not-nurse I can only go up to $9,010AUD of pretax payments per (FBT) year. Still saves me around 3k in tax per annum so I ain't complaining. But for other personal financial situations it just doesn't work because that $9,010 gets grossed up to $17,000 for tax assessment purposes. If you have a HECS/HELP debt or Child Support Arrangement, salary packaging is not a good idea.

I'm a nurse and I can only SP up to $17k grossed up as well.

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« Reply #2535 on: March 04, 2016, 07:11:02 AM »
ETA: Australia. Home of the tax rort and land of the socialised health care system. It's not perfect, but it has its perks. With the added bonus of Donald Trump not being from here...

Yeah, but Rupert Murdoch is.

Meh. From here, but not here any more. Not our problem. Plus he's not an Australian citizen any more, he's a US citizen (naturalised). :D

Where is trumps plan for a wall to keep the crazy Australians out?

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« Reply #2536 on: March 04, 2016, 07:42:06 PM »
Yeah, we do the Salary Packaging here, too. We used to do our mortgage, but since we've sold our house we pay our rent using pre-tax dollars.

Apparently you can also SP your credit card payments?? We already max out through other means, but it could be an option for those who have paid off their mortgage. Pay for food etc on your CC, pay it off each month, then send in your statements to get the tax back.

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« Reply #2537 on: March 04, 2016, 08:36:17 PM »
That's what I did before I bought the house.

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« Reply #2538 on: March 05, 2016, 05:04:03 AM »
on the phone with my HR guy yesterday at work, and wa having trouble with the computer system. so I said I wanted to to $500/paycheck into my 403 and some more into a ROTH. he's like, are you sure you mean each check? really? ok, just making sure...


sounds like not  a lot of people hit that maximum amount. hoping to have it figured out correctly with the company match...

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« Reply #2539 on: March 05, 2016, 10:48:42 AM »
Our company gives out an automatic 2% contribution into everyone's 401k at the beginning of the year for everyone that was employed last year. (This is in addition to a 50% match up to 6% throughout the year.) For the previous year, this 2% was deposited at the end of January. I kept looking at my account to see when they would deposit it, but they haven't yet. When I asked, they said it will be deposited by the end of the first quarter (end of this month).

If they had deposited it at the end of January, I would have gotten a lot more bang for my buck, as the stock market was down. Now, it looks as if I will not get such a good deal.
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« Reply #2540 on: March 05, 2016, 11:33:41 AM »
A few days ago, I put together a spreadsheet to figure out which package of toilet paper to order online from Target, to get the best deal of price per sheet...... only to be thwarted because the page online said each roll contained 330 2-ply sheets, but when it arrived, on the outer wrap it said it was only 308 sheets per roll.  I emailed Target to tell them about the discrepancy on their website, and they gave me a $2 credit to my RedCard. 

But they still haven't corrected the website.

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« Reply #2541 on: March 07, 2016, 07:12:54 PM »
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« Reply #2542 on: March 07, 2016, 08:27:12 PM »
A few days ago, I put together a spreadsheet to figure out which package of toilet paper to order online from Target, to get the best deal of price per sheet...... only to be thwarted because the page online said each roll contained 330 2-ply sheets, but when it arrived, on the outer wrap it said it was only 308 sheets per roll.  I emailed Target to tell them about the discrepancy on their website, and they gave me a $2 credit to my RedCard. 

But they still haven't corrected the website.

Which toilet paper is it we shouldn't order?????

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« Reply #2543 on: March 07, 2016, 08:48:57 PM »
A few days ago, I put together a spreadsheet to figure out which package of toilet paper to order online from Target, to get the best deal of price per sheet...... only to be thwarted because the page online said each roll contained 330 2-ply sheets, but when it arrived, on the outer wrap it said it was only 308 sheets per roll.  I emailed Target to tell them about the discrepancy on their website, and they gave me a $2 credit to my RedCard. 

But they still haven't corrected the website.

Which toilet paper is it we shouldn't order?????

The rest of us still need to adjust our spreadsheets!

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« Reply #2544 on: March 21, 2016, 10:04:51 AM »
well this is just horrible....

The 20th of every month is "bill day" in our household. We have every reoccurring bill on auto draft so it only takes about twenty minutes to look everything over, put everything into its appropriate category in excel, pay off the balance on the credit card, and send the remaining "excess" to where ever it needs to go on that particular month.
 This month however we have a pretty big medical bill coming in (had a baby) and I am not sure how much it is going to be. So I have to hold off on maxing out mine and possibly my wife's IRA until I know how much I need to send to the hospital.
Now I have way too many little green workers sitting idle in the checking account playing little games on their little green Iphones instead of putting in a good days worth of work for me. Hopefully the bill comes in soon so I can get them all to work soon and avoid further anxiety induced medical cost on my part.
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« Reply #2545 on: March 21, 2016, 10:27:36 AM »
well this is just horrible....

The 20th of every month is "bill day" in our household. We have every reoccurring bill on auto draft so it only takes about twenty minutes to look everything over, put everything into its appropriate category in excel, pay off the balance on the credit card, and send the remaining "excess" to where ever it needs to go on that particular month.
 This month however we have a pretty big medical bill coming in (had a baby) and I am not sure how much it is going to be. So I have to hold off on maxing out mine and possibly my wife's IRA until I know how much I need to send to the hospital.
Now I have way too many little green workers sitting idle in the checking account playing little games on their little green Iphones instead of putting in a good days worth of work for me. Hopefully the bill comes in soon so I can get them all to work soon and avoid further anxiety induced medical cost on my part.

Congrats on your tax deduction bundle of joy! =)
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« Reply #2546 on: March 21, 2016, 12:38:39 PM »
well this is just horrible....

The 20th of every month is "bill day" in our household. We have every reoccurring bill on auto draft so it only takes about twenty minutes to look everything over, put everything into its appropriate category in excel, pay off the balance on the credit card, and send the remaining "excess" to where ever it needs to go on that particular month.
 This month however we have a pretty big medical bill coming in (had a baby) and I am not sure how much it is going to be. So I have to hold off on maxing out mine and possibly my wife's IRA until I know how much I need to send to the hospital.
Now I have way too many little green workers sitting idle in the checking account playing little games on their little green Iphones instead of putting in a good days worth of work for me. Hopefully the bill comes in soon so I can get them all to work soon and avoid further anxiety induced medical cost on my part.

Congrats on your tax deduction bundle of joy! =)

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« Reply #2547 on: March 21, 2016, 12:44:19 PM »
well this is just horrible....

The 20th of every month is "bill day" in our household. We have every reoccurring bill on auto draft so it only takes about twenty minutes to look everything over, put everything into its appropriate category in excel, pay off the balance on the credit card, and send the remaining "excess" to where ever it needs to go on that particular month.
 This month however we have a pretty big medical bill coming in (had a baby) and I am not sure how much it is going to be. So I have to hold off on maxing out mine and possibly my wife's IRA until I know how much I need to send to the hospital.
Now I have way too many little green workers sitting idle in the checking account playing little games on their little green Iphones instead of putting in a good days worth of work for me. Hopefully the bill comes in soon so I can get them all to work soon and avoid further anxiety induced medical cost on my part.

Congrats on your tax deduction bundle of joy! =)

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He most certainly is!!

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« Reply #2548 on: March 25, 2016, 10:19:57 AM »
...getting "spoken to" by a coworker about how I'm being irresponsible towards my future when I mentioned that I have to remember to lower the percent of my salary invested into the 401k after annual raises went into effect...

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« Reply #2549 on: March 25, 2016, 10:31:37 AM »
...getting "spoken to" by a coworker about how I'm being irresponsible towards my future when I mentioned that I have to remember to lower the percent of my salary invested into the 401k after annual raises went into effect...

Haha amazing! (and also pretty sad). How did you respond?