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A generic tag to understand the calculations in a specific case. Please give out a sample illustration and ask a specific question. Ideally should also be accompanied by specific subject tags like "credit-cards", "savings-account", "index-funds" etc.

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5 inches of TV size, you may want to do a rough calculation along these lines: "I can go out to a nice dinner for $20. Would I rather have the 55 inch TV or go out to dinner 5 times?" Thus, to …
answered Dec 1 '17 by BrenBarn
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If your question is "is the estimator on the IRS website a reasonable way to estimate my withholding", the answer is obviously yes. That's why the IRS puts it on the website. That doesn't mean it's …
answered May 2 '14 by BrenBarn
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It is probably a rounding discrepancy. Try doing the math the other way around: 31.59 / 106.0916 = 0.297761556... . . . which rounds to 0.298. Likewise for your other example, 200 / 191.64 = 1.04 …
answered Nov 26 '15 by BrenBarn
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The FICO score is an invention of one company, FICO (formerly called Fair Isaac). The exact formula is a trade secret that the company does not reveal. This allows them to maintain a monopoly on FIC …
answered Apr 7 '15 by BrenBarn
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If I understand you right, you are asking about two incompatible things. If you choose to sell at average cost basis, you don't get to specify which lots you are selling. If, on the other hand, you …
answered Apr 15 '15 by BrenBarn