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Husband, dad, computer geek, professional software craftsman, Canadian.

Interests: technology, personal finance, personal productivity, books, music. Within personal finance, specific interests include retirement planning, taxes, investing, self-employment.

I founded the Personal Finance & Money Stack Exchange, and continued as a moderator for 4 years. I resigned my role effective October, 2013 in order to focus more on my family and business.

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reviewed No Action Needed What would you do with a large land inheritance with high tax rate?
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revised Working from home in Vermont as W2 employee for employer in California. Need I file a CA tax return?
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comment Planning to invest in stock, age 16
You are asking about taxes, but haven't disclosed your country. Please click edit and update your question accordingly. Thanks!
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comment Real estate agent best practice
I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it is not directly related to personal finance, but rather a question about the practices of a particular profession or industry.
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revised For a non-resident, Is it worth investing in a 401k?
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comment I want to start using Bitcoin. Which wallet should I use?
I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because questions about Bitcoin that have no bearing on personal finance are not on-topic here. Please consider the BitCoin SE instead. Before posting there, please browse existing questions and learn about what is considered a good question for that site.
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revised My wife and I own two cars. Which of us need to be insured on each?
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revised Sales tax “trick” while buying a used car; i.e. declaring sale at lower than actual transaction value?
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revised Why is the terminology “put” and “call” not applicable to futures contracts?
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comment No withdrawal from paypal to Egypt, Udemy.com requires paypal. What should i do?
I'm not sure this is the right place for your question, but I looked at the instructor terms and conditions at Udemy and it mentions "in US dollars, via check or PayPal". Can you have Udemy send you a check, instead of using PayPal? It may be inconvenient, but inconvenient may be preferred to impossible.
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comment Why is the terminology “put” and “call” not applicable to futures contracts?
@Victor123 Trevor makes a good point, because there do exist call and put options on futures; i.e. where the future is the underlying instrument of the option. Is that what you are asking about, or are you asking why the terminology of "call" and "put" isn't used with respect to futures contracts by themselves?
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revised Calculation, timing, and taxes related to profit distribution of an S-corp?
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revised What would you do with a large land inheritance with high tax rate?
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revised Why may certificate price be substantially below commodity price?
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reviewed No Action Needed How can a 'saver' maintain or increase wealth in low interest rate economy?
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revised Does this Budget Make Sense for a New Condo?
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revised Claiming car as a business expense in the UK
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comment Do individual stocks have futures trading
The question in your first sentence is based on a false premise. There do exist futures on individual stocks. Google "single stock futures".
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revised Investment strategy for 401k when rolling over soon
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revised Student on F1 VISA; trouble filing taxes | Unique case
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