Rob P.

Chicago, IL

RobPaulson.com

Age: 33

About Me.

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comment how to use buttons to call functions that draw in canvas
It seems to work fine for me (in Chrome and IE at least). How are you running it?
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answered jQuery - addClass to Nearest Above Div for Audio Player
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awarded Popular Question
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comment Leasing a car I intend to buy
@jamesqf - That's simple. Don't spend 30k on a car if you only have 30k to spend. It's all a trade off, there is always risk and people manage their risk levels differently. If you don't have enough cash on hand to give yourself a buffer, it might make sense to look at an alternative (like leasing). With a lease, generally, you don't pay for repair costs. Of course, I'm also talking about total cost of ownership, not just a on-off repair. A 2k car might be cheaper, but cost more over 3 years than a 5k car.
Apr
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comment Leasing a car I intend to buy
Am I the only one who questions whether or not a $2k car is going to be able to provide reliable transportation for the next THREE YEARS? Unless you're already a car expert (and even then, I know mechanics who have had project cars that turned into money pits). It seems awfully risky to me - if you have 2k and spend 2k on a car that suddenly needs $700 worth of work on it, how do you get to work?
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awarded Good Answer
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comment Add Item To ObservableArray() And Wait Until It's Added?
Thanks for the suggestion. Oddly enough, this works great in Chrome and Firefox, but does not work in IE. I'll update my question to include code that reproduces my issue.
Apr
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asked Add Item To ObservableArray() And Wait Until It's Added?
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comment Contributed to a Roth IRA....But I'm Married Filing Separately
The site I'm using (Fidelity.com) insists that none of my accounts are eligible for recharacterization. I'll probably have to call them. Thanks for all your help.
Apr
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comment Contributed to a Roth IRA....But I'm Married Filing Separately
I'm probably just wrong - I thought if I could empty the Roth IRA account and create a new IRA account, and contribute the same amount, I could avoid the needing the 8606 Form.
Apr
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comment Contributed to a Roth IRA....But I'm Married Filing Separately
So I can't just pull all the money out and pretend it never happened - I need to recharacetrize them? And I'm assuming this all needs to be done before I file taxes?
Apr
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comment Contributed to a Roth IRA....But I'm Married Filing Separately
@littleadv - My wife has a significant amount of student loans (like > 300k @ 7%). If we file jointly our student loan payments will increase by $1500 per month.
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asked Contributed to a Roth IRA....But I'm Married Filing Separately
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awarded Student
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asked How Consistently Does Alcohol Affect Reaction Times?
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awarded Supporter
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awarded Notable Question
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awarded Commentator
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comment Why is being "upside down" on a mortgage so bad?
* Keep the dog. Let the association fine you.
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