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Oct 28
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I’m very disappointed in this article being played for laughs during evil week. I expect nothing from my parents and would be delighted if they spent every last penny on their health and happiness. The reality is that people who can afford non-negligible inheritances are the ones where the kids won’t need it anyway. Read more

Oct 23
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You can create them without prior gains, though! My employer is a start-up that has never shown a profit and will reap the benefits of that long after we do. There is significant capital at risk in my employer’s situation, though I’d argue that’s less the case with Real Estate where the value is not consumed in the Read more

Oct 23
13

This is also what I assumed.  Obviously it is disingenuous at best and outright false at worst.  Carrying forward a loss isn’t pre-paying taxes because the US Government isn’t getting a single dollar from them.  It’s pre-accumulating tax offsets, which in a loose accounting sense (if you squint real hard) is nearly Read more

Oct 20
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Carmax beat the pants on the industry with their COVID inventory strategy. I would bet on them knowing what they’re doing versus your anecdote. Read more

Oct 1
1

I’ve only ever had a problem with this when I was running, because running is the worst.  On treadmills I would just do math the whole time -- when will I get to mile x?  Where will I bet at minute y?  How many calories burned by the end?  Without the numbers in front of my face on an outdoor run I would look at my Read more

Sep 16
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You don’t have to go full-bore either.  You can mix assets and asset classes to reduce risk (and return) since your target rate (the mortgage rate) is so low.

Sep 15
6

If you can afford a 15-year payment then the added interest is immaterial (or much less than advertised). Read more

Sep 8
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I love the warning at the end in full-type!

Sep 8
1

Yeah -- it’s probably not for the best if you genuinely have a preference...

Sep 8
3

So, we should cancel anything new and/or commercial just because it’s new and/or commercial? Why put a gate on what makes these people happy? (I don’t have and never will have kids and am generally introverted, so I’m definitely not arguing in self-interest here) Read more

Sep 8
2

I don’t disagree, but I think a decent amount of what people enjoy celebrating is creepy or odd. I haven’t been convinced by this article or comments that any potential harm to the baby is greater than the joy it brings to the parents and attendees.

Sep 8
9

Nope, read the whole thing.  Of which, only 71 out of over 500 words are in that selection, compared to 268 talking about fires and deaths unrelated to the purpose of the party.

Sep 8
10

I am not acting like that, thanks.  I think the article did a poor job defending its premise, that’s all.  I couldn’t give two shits whether gender reveal parties exist or don’t.

Sep 8
69

Isn’t the problem people blowing up shit and not the gender reveal? You didn’t do much at all to convince me that the parties (as in the original) are a problem, just the escalation — all of which could be a baby shower or announcement and have nothing to do with gender revelation.

Sep 4
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I, like one commented, was embarrassed I bought them. However, I thought they were fine-to-good, but did have the feeling that I would have been more satisfied just buying a box of cereal and a bag of popcorn separately.

Aug 31
2

To be completely fair, the answer is unequivocally yes.  You just can’t know when it is ahead of time.

Aug 13
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Yeah, I had to go all the way under for the second go-round, thus the vastly increased cost.

Aug 12
1

The weirdest part of the in-office, no-scalpel procedure is that you’ll get the throbbing or ache of getting hit in the balls without actually feeling what caused it. (It’s minor and very temporary) Read more