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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.

Twitter: @cwrea    LinkedIn: in/chriswrea    Google+: +ChrisWRea


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comment How do the real estate prices correlate with the US dollar exchange rate?
Requests for specific buy/sell advice are also off-topic. Please refer to the help center.
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revised Principal 401(k) managed fund fees, wow. What can I do?
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comment What percentage of total inventory should a store sell daily?
This question appears to be off-topic because it is about retail businesses, not personal finance.
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revised What happens if I don't pay my rent while my lease still has time to run?
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revised Did Greece really issue bonds to investors yielding 42% interest?
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comment How do margins on tracker mortgages (variable rate mortages) vary over time?
We have mortgages in Canada that fluctuate with respect to the bank's prime rate; they are called variable rate mortgages (VRM), hence my edit to the title. Nevertheless, I tagged your question for the U.K. since margins/pricing practices may be somewhat localized.
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revised How do margins on tracker mortgages (variable rate mortages) vary over time?
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revised Overnight charges for brokers holding stocks?
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revised Can I request to change 401k offerings from my employer, e.g. to invest in ETFs?
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comment How is money transferred between banks?
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revised Self employed 401k and traditional IRA
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revised HAMP enrollment and side effects
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revised 1040 or 1040NR this time?
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revised Where should I take some money from after retirement? (IRA, 401K, Roth, Taxable)
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revised Can I claim a parent receiving Medi-Cal benefits as a dependent on my tax return?
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revised Calculating underpayment penalty for Maryland state taxes
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Dec
15
revised IRA Deduction when changing from 401k offered job to non-401k job mid year
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Dec
15
comment Software that does both accounting and multiple inventory locations?
This question appears to be off-topic because it is not directly related to personal finance.
Dec
14
reviewed Approve Is there a difference between “internalization” and “dark pools”?
Dec
13
revised Capital gains and flow through tax treatment
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