• Filter the conversation
[ - ] The person who prepared my taxes at H&R Block told me that I would only be charged 1 day of interest if I sent in my check 1 day late. I just found out that she was wrong and I'm going to be fined for 1 month of interest. Both the woman who prepared my taxes and her manager admitted that they were wrong. Is there anything I can do to resolve this with the IRS? 13 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 04:05 PM Flag
»
Unlikely. Would HR Block Fees cover the additional interest? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 04:08 PM Flag
»
No. The interest is 2500 and the fees were 100. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 04:10 PM Flag
»
np -- you are stuck. IRS will do nothing. Signed, tax lawyer mom [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 03:55 PM Flag
»
But "do nothing" probably also includes not assessing her for the additional interest unless she is audited and filing a day late is not an audit flag [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 04:13 PM Flag
»
Ugh. I would probably just send it in. Their backlog is so huge, I doubt they're actually checking postmarks and going after people for interest like this. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 04:12 PM Flag
»
$2500? How much did you owe? I owed $6000 and paid like $8 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 03:55 PM Flag
»
I am self employed so taxes aren't taken out of my paychecks - I pay them all at once. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 04:15 PM Flag
»
Yeah but you could be making quarterly payments to them, right? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 04:00 PM Flag
»
I could but I didn't [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 04:17 PM Flag
»
no -- resolve it with H&R Block -- reduced fee [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 03:54 PM Flag
»
Duh [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 04:14 PM Flag
»
d'oh! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 03:54 PM Flag
»
Did you file on Apr 15 but simply pay by check on Apr 16? If so, penalty is small- 0.5%. If not, penalty is 5.0%. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 04:00 PM Flag
[ - ] Real estate prices in NYC are just unreal. How long will they keep going up? These are bubble prices, no? 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 04:05 PM Flag
»
The problem is NYC real estate prices are cheap by foreign buyers standard, when comparing to prices in other major cities like London and Hong Kong. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 03:54 PM Flag
[ - ] All-inclusive resorts, yay or nay? 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 03:57 PM Flag
»
we did club med florida, and the food was great, so was the tennis [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 03:41 PM Flag
»
Did you get bored being stuck in one place all week? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 03:50 PM Flag
»
We did "all-inclusive" at luxury lodges in New Zealand, that was fantastic. Buffet in the Caribbean - nay. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 03:51 PM Flag
»
Young kids? Yea. No kids or older kids? Nay. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 04:10 PM Flag
»
I usually don't like them, though some are very nice, because they could really be anywhere, and the reason I travel is to see new places. For a long weekend, okay. For a week, not for me. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 04:12 PM Flag
[ - ] S/O Where to buy China Glaze nail color near 27/Broadway? 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 03:52 PM Flag
»
Ricky's. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 03:53 PM Flag
[ - ] Does fibrosis make getting pregnant more difficult? 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 03:49 PM Flag
»
cystic fibrosis? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 04:15 PM Flag
[ - ] Is there a web site to get salary range for positions? Like, what is range for in house counsel or benefits administrator at mid size bank? 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 03:40 PM Flag
»
»
yes, glassdoor.com [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 03:26 PM Flag
»
But take everything online w a grain of salt [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 03:48 PM Flag
»
yes the government has a good website - bls.gov [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 03:48 PM Flag
»
OP: Thanks [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 04:07 PM Flag
[ - ] Anyone do NYAC for kid's camp and sports? How about family summer weekends at the pool at TI? 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 03:37 PM Flag
»
DS did the summer camp at age 5 (suggested minimum age is 7). Great coaches, great program, but it kicked his butt. Lotta jocks at the NYAC means a lot of kid jocks with natural athletic talents. The price per week becomes reasonable if you do the whole eight weeks, otherwise it's kind of pricy. There is a bus that will pick up at your residence. If you're not a member, you can get a member to get your kid a place in the camp, for a slightly higher fee. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 04:17 PM Flag
[ - ] How much do you think you can trust the projections your retirement company gives you? On our statements they give you the projection that says "if you continue to invest the way you are now until you're 65 you'll have XX per month at retirement." Do you think that's a real number? Because I'm kind of happy with what that number is, but I'm not sure if I should believe them or start investing more to be safe. 9 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 03:36 PM Flag
»
I am sure it's a lie. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 03:21 PM Flag
»
heh I get those statements from Fidelity all the time. I dont believe them. I see X amount and I assume that in 20 years, it will be a little higher but nowhere near tha $1.x million those Fidelity brochures claim..LOL.. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 03:24 PM Flag
»
It is true, but based on assumptions. Make sure you agree with the assumptions. Rate of return, mainly, and what % of your in one they think you need to live on once retired. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 03:41 PM Flag
»
If the economy stays stable for the next 20 yrs , then it might be close. The don't project a bubble or market pullback [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 03:46 PM Flag
»
This. The projections are just averaging your resurgence to date and multiplying it by remaining years to retirement. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 04:00 PM Flag
»
What is the general rule of how much income you need per year to live comfortably? Not poor, not super rich just continue being umc [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 03:44 PM Flag
»
read the small print -- its all speculation based upon defined assumptions [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 03:45 PM Flag
»
yes and no. they don't take into consideration your losing your job for example or not being able to contribute as much in certain years or your employer reducing its match or contribution. but IME they use a pretty conservative rate of returm for these things. if you really doubt it, do your own financial projection - using a conservative rate of return and your current year contribution but not the increases that he tax law will allow. and see where that leaves you. compound returns really do make a difference and they make more of a difference in the last 20 years than in the first 20. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 04:15 PM Flag
»
Take them with a grain of salt. When it comes to retirement,it is largely about timing, i.e., how is the market / state of economy when you actually need to start withdrawing the money. Which is why it is wise to move into more conservative investments as you get closer to retirement. Unfortunately, there is a risk to that as well if you need to keep investing to maximize returns because you really don't have enough to move permanently into more conservative investments. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 04:00 PM Flag
[ - ] has anyone here had a nose job? anyone you would recommend in ny? what was the cost and what was the recovery like? when could you go back to work and look relatively normal? 10 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 03:34 PM Flag
»
I went to sherrel Aston in the 90s. Quick recovery. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 03:36 PM Flag
»
I want my nose done, feel like it's getting bigger as I get older. Any idea of the cost? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 03:37 PM Flag
»
I did it I do recommend it however catiliginous tissue may continue to grow - that did happen to me. So I got rid of the ugly hump but still have a bulbous nose tip. Would love to get that part redone [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 03:23 PM Flag
»
Do it! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 03:31 PM Flag
»
no money otherwise I would [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 03:48 PM Flag
»
op - what do you mean about the tissue continuing to grow? can you clarify? i never loved my nose, but i think after playing a college sport - i got hit one to many times in the nose with the ball. its been fractured twice.... but i notices this year is kind of grown and almost tilts to one side. it didn't used to do this, but i guess all those knocks in the face finally caught up with me. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 04:02 PM Flag
»
Dr Philip Miller in nyc is very good - and does great revisions too. See his website for pics. I thought he did a fantastic job - cost about $12,000 but that was 5 years ago. Worth every penny. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 03:25 PM Flag
»
Also he will show you what you will look like on computer - Mine turned out exactly as we planned. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 03:26 PM Flag
»
Recovery is not fun. its not the pain but more discomfort with the packing for the first few days and then just wearing the cast. Do you have kids? Bec keeping them away from your face also difficult. Took 2 weeks off work, most bruises gone by then or coverable with make up. Depends on how drastic the change. Whats wrong with your nose? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 03:30 PM Flag
»
thanks for the info. i posted above. i never loved my nose, its a little big for my face, but just decided to live with it. over the past 1-2 years it seems like its grown and almost tilts to one side (slightly). it never used to do this, but perhaps playing a college sport and getting knocked in the face repeatedly and having a couple of fractures finally caught up with me. i'm just not happy with the way it looks and it really bothers me. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 04:04 PM Flag
[ - ] We turned down Mandell for crappy public (163)/UWSA/g&t back in February. Fast forward 2 months. Dc got a 97 on the g&t test, so we can only hope for ps 165 at best. We got into SA, so now it's down to 163 gen ed, which we hated, Success, or 165 g&t at best. Did we make a mistake turning Mandell down? 9 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 03:30 PM Flag
»
NO [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 03:53 PM Flag
»
No. SA or 165 G&T are both better options than Mandell. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 03:55 PM Flag
»
Thank you. I am about to lose it with the whole school thing. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 03:45 PM Flag
»
Mandell is awful but I would not sent my kid to 165. That place is GHETTO [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 04:01 PM Flag
»
We were not thrilled with 165 when we toured. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 03:50 PM Flag
»
Did you like Success? If I were in your shoes I'd probably try SA for a year. On the other side of the spectrum: MSC? Also: PS 452 has a lot of out of zone families and is a great school... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 04:12 PM Flag
»
Do you own? Do you have high HHI? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 04:01 PM Flag
»
We own. HHI is not very high. We could afford 1 private tuition, but have a younger sib as well. Two tuitions would be a huge stretch. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 03:49 PM Flag
»
when you say not very high what is it? maybe you can get some FA with two dcs in private? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 04:00 PM Flag
[ - ] Ok so my Nephew is an artist making thirty thousand a year. He can not afford Manhattan so he lives in Philly. Can he enter the lottery for an 80 20 apt in nyc? 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 03:27 PM Flag
»
Let's say there are three hundred thousand hipsters who voluntarily work in hipster creative fields. Like what you see in Portlandia. Can these hipsters all over america apply for 80 20 or do they first need to move to new york city and then apply ? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 03:30 PM Flag
»
Can someone in nyc get on the 80 20 lottery and then move to Portland to live until they win the lottery? Help me understand [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 03:31 PM Flag
»
I think if you get a spot, they may do a home interview. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 03:33 PM Flag
»
This is funny for some reason [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 03:33 PM Flag
»
I don't know. How do you enter that? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 03:35 PM Flag
[ - ] Would you do clomid? I ovulate every month and have regular period. TTC for 1 yr, 2 MCs. 26 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 03:25 PM Flag
»
not yet, imo. Are you temping/using the OPK ? Also try acupuncture. BTDT, 2 m/c, now 18wks pg (so far so good). Are you seeing RE? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 03:30 PM Flag
»
any recommendations for acupuncture? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 03:56 PM Flag
»
ovulation is not your problem, dont do clomid. What gave you that idea? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 03:15 PM Flag
»
my RE, since i can't get pregnant.. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 03:17 PM Flag
»
so you ovulate already - what would clomid do for you? Other than make multiple follicles. Why do you mc? I know that is sometimes impossible to answer with any accuracy [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 03:35 PM Flag
»
np - if you had 2 m/c you obviously CAN get pg. Are you in NYC ? go to Cornell. They will run all tests and help you find out what (if anything) is causing m/c (could be clotting, could be that when your egg is released it's "over-matured", or host of other issues). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 03:19 PM Flag
»
i'm seeing dr Nori (dr Kofinas office @ Methodist). they did a workup, found some "minor" blood clotting), she told me to keep trying, it's been a year and i went back yesterday for another discussion appointment. she offered IUI with clomid.. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 03:24 PM Flag
»
Go to cornell. I had "minor clotting" which was not conclusive as to being the cause of m/c and did extra folate and baby aspirin. Got pg on my own and able to hold on to it (fingers crossed) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 04:09 PM Flag
»
Two mc says you can get pregnant [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 04:01 PM Flag
»
You are me - 1 mc and 1 termination for trisomy 18. We are fortunate to have one dc already so have been reluctant to proceed with fertility - my numbers looked good. Not sure what will happen - I'm 40 so this is it [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 03:16 PM Flag
»
If you've had 2 MC's then getting pregnant is not the problem. I know it's hard, but keep trying. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 03:17 PM Flag
»
How old are you? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 03:34 PM Flag
»
35. 1 DC. had two MCs and now can't get pregnant for the past year. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 03:20 PM Flag
»
I think you should try Clomid or injectables, or, if you really want to, IVF. The issue is most likely that you need a GOOD egg -- not that there is something wrong with your uterus which is rejecting the embryo. And with all three of those methods you will produce more eggs than normal. More eggs equals more normal eggs. Hence, you raise your likelihood of getting pregnant substantially. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 03:24 PM Flag
»
Clomid made me a crazy person.Preferred ivf drugs. Go see a RE. owen davis at cornell is great [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 03:35 PM Flag
»
same here [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 03:21 PM Flag
»
np - second Cornell. We saw Dr. Chung who is great. Don't jump on the clomid band wagon without knowing WHY you need it [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 03:37 PM Flag
»
Clomid is not just about ovulation. Clomid is also about creating more eggs. Most women on Clomid create two or three eggs per cycle instead of one. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 03:25 PM Flag
»
+1 for Dr Chung. Worth at least a consult with whoever at Cornell takes your insurance. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 04:00 PM Flag
»
crazy, meaning? i'm paranoid about trying any new drugs... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 03:28 PM Flag
»
same here. I did 3 clomid cycles prior to moving to ivf drugs. The clomid was far, far worse in terms of side effects. I felt absolutely horrible, an emotional, nervous, crazed mess. Horrid. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 03:34 PM Flag
»
NP: Crazy meaning wack-a-doo. I cried for 2 weeks straight. Thank god I have an office with a door. I only lasted one month on Clomid then couldn't take it any more. They can more you over to Femara instead, but insurance won't pay for that. It was worth the out-of-pocket, as Femara has far less symptoms than Clomid. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 03:46 PM Flag
»
yes. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 03:35 PM Flag
»
yes of course. there is very little downside to clomid. try it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 03:36 PM Flag
»
Is there a reason you have not tried injectibles and IVF? No judgement, real question. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 03:20 PM Flag
»
I had two MCs and I took progesterone suppisitories. You obviously are ovulating. I find it odd he recommended this. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 03:54 PM Flag
[ - ] Are dirty soaked kitchen sponges left unrinsed disgusting? 12 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 03:24 PM Flag
»
No they are like spring flowers with bunnies running around them. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 03:26 PM Flag
»
Bacteria would probably grow. I try to let it dry out overnight and replace about once every 2 weeks, but we really only cook 3 days a week. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 03:27 PM Flag
»
Yes. Put them in a bowl of water with some liquid dish soap and microwave for a few minutes to bake that bacteria out. Replace sponges every couple of weeks or so. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 03:14 PM Flag
»
You can also run them through your dishwasher, I do this daily and replace every 2 to 3 weeks [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 03:33 PM Flag
»
OR: I do that, too. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 03:21 PM Flag
»
I replace often but microwave them. I think that works more effectively than the dishwasher [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 04:00 PM Flag
»
I do them in the laundry. A little bleach does wonders. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 03:58 PM Flag
»
yes [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 03:15 PM Flag
»
yes - why are you even asking? can't you smell it - so gross, throw in dishwasher daily or at least, rinse with clorox every once in a while if you are a slob [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 03:23 PM Flag
»
Wet and toss in micro for 2 minutes [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 03:41 PM Flag
»
What illnesses are caused by using dishes that have been cleaned with unrinsed kitchen sponges? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 03:47 PM Flag
»
I put mine in the dishwasher. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 04:01 PM Flag
[ - ] S/O of "What's the most embarassing thing you've done while drunk?" Possibly the most depressing post of the day. I get "college shenanigans" however once you are married, in your 30s, and/or have children you might just have a problem that needs addressing. 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 03:23 PM Flag
»
I wasn't even going to answer that question. I've worked hard to forget my stories much less put them up permanently on a message board. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 03:46 PM Flag
»
You don't sound fun. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 04:02 PM Flag
»
I'm fun, I just know my limits, hence the statement that I get "college shenanigans." What is not fun or cute is embarrassing your husband and/or children with drunken behavior. Nor is putting your health or your loved one's health in danger. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 04:09 PM Flag
[ - ] Since becoming a Mom I have problems with short term memory loss, like wandering into a room and forgetting why I'm there or not being able to remember the topic of an interrupted conversation a minute later. Normal or am I on a one way road to dementia? 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 03:23 PM Flag
»
Mommy fog. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 03:31 PM Flag
»
I do that and have for years. I just trust I'll remember once I get there and usually do :) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 04:02 PM Flag
»
mommy brain [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 03:47 PM Flag
»
i actually saw a psychiatrist for this and he prescribed 2000 mg of omega 3's (nordic naturals) every day which really seemed to help. apparently pregnancy and BFing sucks all the fatty acids out of you. you can get at whole foods [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 03:52 PM Flag
»
Thank you! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 04:13 PM Flag
Refresh » New Post »
close [X]

close [X]

Select a Category (only 1)

category
Stages
Regions