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Frugal IRA = Roth conversion? by dnrg
Has anyone here made a conversion to a Roth IRA this year with stocks and their indices being as low as they've been? What did you pay in taxes, e.g. what type of taxes? I'm a grad student with a miserly assistantship, so my present income is nearly zilcho. Effectively zero after deductions for the...
July 3rd 03 01:21 PM
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Boxed red wine - good brand? by dnrg
I occassionally enjoy a glass of wine with dinner, but don't drink frequently enough to justify opening a bottle of wine, just to have it go bad. Recorking doesn't seem to preserve it long enough and I've heard those air-pumper doohickeys don't work for squat. Anyway, I like the idea of box wine...
July 3rd 03 01:17 PM
by dnrg Go to last post
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cheapest national dial-up service provider? by Tsu Dho Poster
"JoelnCaryn" wrote in message news:20030701 Good news: I get to switch off of AOL now! (Long-time readers will recognize that this implies bad news: my grandfather died of Parkinson's complications this morning.) Oh darn...my condolences... (wasn't he the bomber...
July 3rd 03 06:40 AM
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Is AT&T Nuts? by Mike Ballard
On Thu Jul 03, ChrisW disturbed my nap when he said: a grain of salt). AT&T did not go bad until they were taken to court many many years ago because it was said it was a Monopoly, which it was, no argument there. But you know just because there is a monopoly does not mean that is a bad...
July 3rd 03 06:18 AM
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Portable Mortgage on a Refinance? by Beachcomber
Has any one heard about the new "portable mortgages" that allow you to move up one time and purchase a different house while keeping your interest rate locked? There is some limited info on these on www.bankrate.com, but I haven't found a company that will do a refinance with a "portable...
July 3rd 03 12:49 AM
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BIG JIMS in NM by Raleighgirl
Yep. "Patricia" wrote in message ... | | | From: "Raleighgirl" | Organization: Road Runner - NC | Newsgroups: misc.consumers.frugal-living | Date: Wed, 02 Jul 2003 09:29:23 GMT
July 3rd 03 12:33 AM
by Arri London Go to last post
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That new "Poly Pill".....D I Y? by Tsu Dho Poster
Poly Pill as Poly-Baloney When I turned on the TV Sunday, I was greeted with the news of this exciting new discovery: A Poly Pill which could slash the death rates from ht attacks & strokes by 80%! (WOW) When I saw the (proposed) list of ingredients, I asked myself: "What's new here?" Combining...
July 2nd 03 09:55 PM
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Frugal Travel.... by Patricia
I have a friend who teaches English abroad. He's been to many interesting places and enjoyed his experiences. You are paid.....and he finds it a great way to see the world and learn about other countries. Thought someone qualified might be interested in an...
July 2nd 03 09:26 PM
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DSL providers - San Francisco peninsula by Dennis
On Wed, 02 Jul 2003 07:49:19 GMT, John Navas wrote: There are lots of bizarre people in the IT world. I nominate this for the Understatement Of The Year award. :-) the Dennis formerly known as (evil) --
July 2nd 03 04:29 PM
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Nick Pine! by JazzMan
You seem pretty versed on energy topics. I have a question for you that you might be able to answer. It's a strange one, though. How much photovoltaic generating capacity do you think could be bought for, say, a billion dollars? Just looking for rough order of magnitude...
July 2nd 03 03:17 AM
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Free home heating and lighting by Fritz M
(Nick Pine) wrote: Tony does that. The US-EPA most likely won't notice or care what Tony is doing to the air in your neighborhood. What might be of more immediate concern is that landfill in Tony's yard, especially if there are people using well water within a few...
July 2nd 03 01:50 AM
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Ode to Credit Card Debt by [email protected]
massive crossposting cut 'way back In article , Omphalos wrote: Michael Douglas' character in the film Wall Street Gordon Gecko, IIRC. famously said, "Greed is good." Added to this truism should be
July 2nd 03 01:45 AM
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Best sources for pricing a used car to sell? by dnrg
I'm getting rid of my 2002 Toyota Corolla to buy an old Geo Metro. More economical and would meet my needs fine. I understand Toyotas hold their resale value pretty well, but I'm wondering where some good online sources would be for researching what my model of car (with 30,000 miles on it) would...
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July 1st 03 10:07 PM
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Need advice on whether to consider a mortgage refinance by Otis McNatt
I have a mortgage, but this is an area of life that I'm not much up on. I heard a bit on a consumer show yesterday about (and I think I got this right) a "no closing cost home equity refinance." A woman caller asked about this and the host said she should consider one; and her situation was that...
July 1st 03 05:51 PM
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Furthermore.... by Andy in Fink
If the timer only uses 4 watts (like an electric clock), its electricity costs about $4/year... Nick A timer to control a hot water heater could need to be a model that has heavier contacts than most cheaper versions, otherwise the contacts would burn out.
July 1st 03 05:17 PM
by The Real Bev Go to last post
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New email address verification technique used by spammers? by [email protected]
Interesting. A little while back one of my quiet spambait addresses got hit with a sudden burst of spam along with a request to purchase the domain name. I did some quick reverse DNS checking and net searching, and low and behold, the company that supposedly wants the domain name is a major spam...
July 1st 03 04:55 PM
by Dennis Go to last post
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does anybody know how to balance a ceiling fan? by Patricia
From: FACE Newsgroups: misc.consumers.frugal-living Date: Mon, 30 Jun 2003 09:05:29 -0400 Subject: does anybody know how to balance a ceiling fan? Yes. Good thought there. Will check again. From a previous post I now wonder if I did not change the...
July 1st 03 04:48 PM
by Bob Mounger Go to last post
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We'll alway have Paris by ing
Karen Wheless wrote: Finding good Hepburn quotes is hard - her movies weren't particularly quotable. But I looked up this one from Adam's Rib (one of my favorite movies) - this is an exchange between Hepburn and Tracy KH: What I said was true, there's no difference between the sexes....
July 1st 03 04:31 PM
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What would make a ceiling fan stop running? by Me
In article , (Daniel) wrote: One day it was working. The next time I flicked the switch, nothing. And it's never turned on again. Does anyone have any idea what happened? I don't want to have to buy a new one if I...
July 1st 03 03:27 PM
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Island project - response from mayor by Nick Pine
Harry Chickpea wrote: Good thing no one mentioned solar salt ponds, huh? http://www.eere.energy.gov/consumerinfo/refbriefs/aa8.html Interesting... One might add "A Solar Pond for London?" by Bryant, H.C., and I. Colbeck, in Solar Energy, 19, 321, (1977) and...
July 1st 03 03:14 PM
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