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Moneys... and what to do with em

Started this discussion. Last reply by Stuart Charles Sep 2. 24 Replies

Hello,I have spent the last year paying off all my credit card debt. I have paid off $10,000 so far, just $1,000 to go.I've been working two jobs to achieve this, and also studying part time so that…Continue

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Vegetarian for a Month

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Evening Gents, I read this article…Continue

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Work, work...

Started this discussion. Last reply by Stuart Charles May 6. 61 Replies

So, I hate my job.In my search to discover what it is I want to do I have found many, many people that feel the same.I know what I want to do now, and I am working towards it, things are looking…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by Pale Horse Jan 22. 1 Reply

Hello, I'm Stuart. I'm new here.I am 28, I live in Adelaide, Australia. I work as purchasing officer for a food distribution company. Which I hate. Haha. I am studying part time to become a High…Continue

 

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Stuart Charles replied to The Ginger They Call Alex's discussion Moving forward with dating
"it's been a week man... if you're worried about the pashion dying, things arent looking up. just keep hanging out with her"
Sep 2
Stuart Charles replied to Stuart Charles's discussion Moneys... and what to do with em
"In Australia retirement funds are compulsory. My employer has to pay 9% per pay into a superannuation fund on my behalf. At my previous job they paid 17% in and that is on top of my salary. I have around 30k in my retirement fund already and…"
Sep 2
Stuart Charles replied to Stuart Charles's discussion Moneys... and what to do with em
"It depends on the repair i guess"
Sep 2
Penelope replied to Stuart Charles's discussion Moneys... and what to do with em
"$1,000 is not 6 months' expenses.  $1,000 is the same cost as the major car repair you can write a check for or put on a credit card. 6 months' expenses might be a crumbling chimney, or we can think about other major repairs often…"
Sep 2
Rick Shelton replied to Stuart Charles's discussion Moneys... and what to do with em
"I wouldn't wait on getting a little extra into the retirement account, even a $25 increase will be better than zero.  I have a 401k which my employer matches up to 5% so if I put in 5% they put in 5%, which makes 10%.  Any time you…"
Sep 2
John Muir replied to Stuart Charles's discussion Moneys... and what to do with em
"I guess as far as household repairs goes, it depends on what your hardship tolerance is and if you have kids.  We just toughed it out without a water heater for a month while I very, very, very slowly figured out which tankless hot water heater…"
Sep 2
Native Son replied to Stuart Charles's discussion Moneys... and what to do with em
"Actually, the major (expensive) fix-its that have happened at the house have been the "gotta get it fixed NOW" sort of things.  Like when the bottom rusted out on the ancient water heater.  That's really when having $500 or…"
Sep 2
Penelope replied to Stuart Charles's discussion Moneys... and what to do with em
"The current issue of Forbes magazine has an article about management expenses/loads for retirement accounts.  401(k) matches are certainly not as common as mainstream media would lead people to believe.  Whenever I've been offered a…"
Sep 2
Penelope replied to Stuart Charles's discussion Moneys... and what to do with em
"Class thing, and your feelings about risk.  Our emergency/unemployment is 6 months' expenses, a pretty typical rule of thumb from financial advisers.  We'll never need it instantly, but we sure want it there even when stocks have…"
Sep 2
Stuart Charles replied to Stuart Charles's discussion Moneys... and what to do with em
"i plan on retiring very young :) Yeh, the 10k is more to cover for unemployment. I have a mortgage as well, so i want to be able to cover those repayments too. thanks :)"
Sep 1
Penelope replied to Stuart Charles's discussion Moneys... and what to do with em
"With interest rates so low, consider putting a good chunk of that $10k into very safe securities, usually government bonds.  Also, consider whether you need a whole 6-month emergency fund as an Australian.  The…"
Sep 1
Stuart Charles replied to Stuart Charles's discussion Moneys... and what to do with em
"ah right, he's well on the way to being a fine young man then."
Sep 1
Will replied to Stuart Charles's discussion Moneys... and what to do with em
"He's a dude, but thanks."
Sep 1
Stuart Charles replied to Stuart Charles's discussion Moneys... and what to do with em
"Yes, education is the key here. I know nothing about this side of finance. Cheers for the tips."
Sep 1
Stuart Charles replied to Stuart Charles's discussion Moneys... and what to do with em
"We have a public health system which is really good for emergencies. But i also have private health to cover things like dental, optical and physio. As for retirement funds, that is set up very well here. I will start paying extra into it once i…"
Sep 1
Stuart Charles replied to Stuart Charles's discussion Moneys... and what to do with em
"That's a lovelly thing your daughter is doing. Generosity has helped me through the last year. When i do have extra money it is usally spent on my friends in the form a big home cooked meal."
Sep 1

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At 4:30pm on January 20, 2014, Herb Munson said…

"Hi Stuart. Welcome to The Great Debate. Great to have you with us!

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