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by Taco
Tue Jun 09, 2020 9:37 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Man these riots sure have open my mind
Replies: 31
Views: 1536

Re: Man these riots sure have open my mind

I started out as thinking this is stupid too. I learned a bit more, and it seems that (ignoring the extreme) it is much more reasonable a request, albeit poorly named. Police get money in a lump sum, drug bust, etc... They can't add an officer, that's a recurring cost, so they do the next logical th...
by Taco
Sat May 30, 2020 1:59 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Amazon gun part purchases
Replies: 6
Views: 490

Re: Amazon gun part purchases

Not gun related, but my wife got multiple fake DVD back when that was a thing. One time they made her send it in for their investigation, but in general she got a refund and was told to just keep it. Also got some fake Yeti tumblers... Easy refund...
by Taco
Fri May 22, 2020 3:36 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: 529 plans, negative experiences? Alternatives?
Replies: 26
Views: 979

Re: 529 plans, negative experiences? Alternatives?

have any of you funded a 529 plan and either regretted it in favor of an alternative vessel? What other way in hind sight would have been just as good or more flexible? Buy gold and stack it deep. Dollar-denominated financial instruments are for suckers. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200522/c8...
by Taco
Fri May 22, 2020 11:32 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: 529 plans, negative experiences? Alternatives?
Replies: 26
Views: 979

Re: 529 plans, negative experiences? Alternatives?

Go to Clark Howard's web page, read the 529 plan guide, get yourself a Utah or Arizona plan... We have no income tax, so no need to worry about the potential for credits if you go in your own state plan. I have no idea who Clark Howard is but I went to his site and checked the 509 page https://clar...
by Taco
Wed May 20, 2020 12:11 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: 529 plans, negative experiences? Alternatives?
Replies: 26
Views: 979

Re: 529 plans, negative experiences? Alternatives?

These things are usually set up by grandparents for their grandkids since "Mom and Dad" are usually "35 cents shy of a quarter broke" or blowing their money on the latest electronics, newest SUV or wasteful vacations to "keep up with the Jones" (ask me how I really feel.. LOL) Thats a good point- r...
by Taco
Tue May 19, 2020 7:55 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: 529 plans, negative experiences? Alternatives?
Replies: 26
Views: 979

Re: 529 plans, negative experiences? Alternatives?

Casual wrote:
Tue May 19, 2020 5:20 pm
Why not just have 50k in a brokerage account? Same risks no penalties.....
You are comparing tax free funds against taxed funds.
by Taco
Tue May 19, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: 529 plans, negative experiences? Alternatives?
Replies: 26
Views: 979

Re: 529 plans, negative experiences? Alternatives?

You should be in a 529 plan. You should not, ever, ever, be in any 529 plan that is not direct sold. Go to Clark Howard's web page, read the 529 plan guide, get yourself a Utah or Arizona plan... We have no income tax, so no need to worry about the potential for credits if you go in your own state p...
by Taco
Mon May 11, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: This is just sad right here shooting of unarmed black man
Replies: 41
Views: 2736

Re: This is just sad right here shooting of unarmed black man

There are far too many words here for me to catch up... haven't seen the video, haven't heard the story... What I care about is this headline. Why is 'unarmed' in there? Is my carring a firearm a free license for me to be shot- or is it just black men who should be shot if they are armed? Language ...
by Taco
Sun May 10, 2020 11:23 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: This is just sad right here shooting of unarmed black man
Replies: 41
Views: 2736

Re: This is just sad right here shooting of unarmed black man

There are far too many words here for me to catch up... haven't seen the video, haven't heard the story... What I care about is this headline. Why is 'unarmed' in there? Is my carring a firearm a free license for me to be shot- or is it just black men who should be shot if they are armed? Language m...
by Taco
Fri Apr 24, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: OK! Fess Up! Who's On The Medical Weed?
Replies: 15
Views: 1210

Re: OK! Fess Up! Who's On The Medical Weed?

It doesn't matter who else says or does what. Before people get doors kicked in and draconian federal multi-decade mandatory minimums thrown at them, please be aware that a Federal ruling has already established that getting a 'card' is proof enough that you are a user. As a user, it is a crime to p...