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Re: All Things Money
« Reply #30 on: August 14, 2012, 01:03:31 pm »
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« Reply #31 on: August 16, 2012, 01:27:16 pm »
Facebook Stock Hits New Low

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PEzmcTHJbcI

Why doesn't this surprise me?
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« Reply #32 on: August 16, 2012, 02:53:51 pm »
Didn't surprise me. I thought this the minute I heard about the offering. The downfall of Facebook. It was this or something else going to do it. Facebook is just one of those volatile bubbles. I know its enormously popular, but think about it. What is it. What value does it hold. It's not gold

Facebook will be an asterisk like Napster. It was good while it lasted.
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« Reply #33 on: August 16, 2012, 03:01:30 pm »
Facebook isn't tangible. It's nothing but a place to park ads from other coporations. If Facebook increases its yearly subscribers as well as it's daily use, that means more eyes per ad, which means they can jack the prices up higher. And here's the rub, in theory this would be great.....if this was 20 years ago. But this being the digital age, everything on the Internet has a short shelf life. Wasn't Myspace suppose to revolutionize social media? Yup. Where are they now? The same place Facebook will be, followed by every other new fad that replaces it. In the end, if I can't hold it, I ain't buying it.
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« Reply #34 on: November 13, 2012, 09:38:54 pm »
Has anyone here ever done their own Tax Returns instead of letting a professional do it? I'd like to know if it's as complicated as my brain has made it out to be over the years. It's the reason why I've always had a pro do it. I was thinking of doing it myself this year, but I don't know what I'm stepping into. Yes, I know there are books for this, but I'd like to know your experiences in the matter. Good and bad.
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« Reply #35 on: November 14, 2012, 04:05:14 am »
The complexity lies in what you invest and how you make your money. I did mine for years, because it was fairly straight forward. I made X, and I had no investments, except the house. The quicken software leads you down a linear path. Fairly easy.

Today it's very different with my investments and other expenses, etc. I use a tax expert.
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« Reply #36 on: November 14, 2012, 05:54:13 am »
Thanks for the heads up. I may have to rethink the notion of doing it this year on my own. I might just go ahead and read up on it and try doing a test run or two between now and the time Tax Returns need to be in just to see how the numbers add up.
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Re: All Things Money
« Reply #37 on: November 14, 2012, 03:28:55 pm »
Use to be Quicken or some online site like a tax prep place had that trial run available. Might want to check that out.

H&R Block, Jackson Hewitt, Quicken (Turbo Tax)
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« Reply #38 on: November 14, 2012, 03:34:58 pm »
Thanks. Will definitely look into it.
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Re: All Things Money
« Reply #39 on: November 28, 2012, 03:35:06 pm »
Say Goodbye to $1 Bills?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4yo9w5GYoOU

Oh hell no! If you think I'm gonna start tipping strippers with anything higher than a Dollar bill, you're sadly mistaking!!!
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Re: All Things Money
« Reply #40 on: November 28, 2012, 07:10:37 pm »
THAT will never happen. In fact the opposite, if we are going to talk about physical currency. The idea of carrying around a ton of coins is far more unattractive than paper money in so many ways.

Actually I'm surprised at how physical currency still is sooooo much used. There is nothing about it I like. I have a couple of twentyfold stashed only for the remote need. Coins just bug the living crap outta me. Supply and demand. If people are not going to like it (demand), they are not going to use it.
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« Reply #41 on: November 28, 2012, 07:56:51 pm »
Well, they already tried replacing the Dollar Bill back in 2000 with that "Gold Dollar Coin". How did that work out? Exactly. Coins just weigh too much as it is and it becomes cumbersome to have it in a wallet and then trying to sit down wherever you may be. I think most people just ended up hoarding them thinking it would be "worth" something beyond it's initial face value.
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Re: All Things Money
« Reply #42 on: January 11, 2013, 09:35:49 am »
Bieber to promote prepaid debit card

Holy mother of gawd, this sounds like a very bad idea...

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If Justin Bieber endorses a product, will teens buy it or convince their parents to get it for them? BillMyParents, a financial services company focused on teens, is banking on it. They’ve signed a deal with the pop star to endorse a new prepaid debit card to his legions of loyal fans.

With 50 million Facebook fans and more than 32 million followers on Twitter, Bieber has enormous marketing power. As a “brand ambassador” for the SpendSmart card, the 18-year old performer will promote the card via social media and develop a series of videos that will promote responsible spending.

Then go to the rest of the article that balances out ideas of why is might work, but probably is not a good idea for parents and kids
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« Reply #43 on: January 11, 2013, 09:42:42 am »
I don't think it will go very far. If these kids are signing up for this and are under 18 years of age, they are going to need the parents to cosign for them to activate whatever the account or thing is and from what I would surmise, most parents will not cosign knowing they will be held financially responsible for it. Only way they go along with it is the parents are fans of his and if that is the case, then those parents are already lost from reality and deserve whatever bill comes their way.
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Re: All Things Money
« Reply #44 on: January 11, 2013, 09:51:03 am »
Yea, so far previous attempts haven't worked.
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