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Sun Oct 26

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BarrenFluffit replied to the Building & DIY Fools board. 08:49

Re: Tap conversion is too short.

It turns out that not all plumbers merchants are the same. I explained the problem; he disappeared in the back and came back with a single pilar tap conversion. Wrong style but it did have longer valve body. As I'd taken a picture of the old one next [more]

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BarrenFluffit replied to the London Lovers board. 08:24

Re: Contactless cards

Reasons to have an oyster card over a contactless debit card.

1, You should keep them in separate places; getting home is not dependant on a functioning debit card. Not so funny if you've been pickpocketed.

2, Privacy is a bit [more]

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BarrenFluffit replied to the Investment Trusts & Unit Trusts board. 08:03

Re: 3i -iii

also that "self managed" PE is more actual activity in selecting investments than a portfolio of shares. More people, lawyers etc etc

Thu Oct 23

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BarrenFluffit replied to the Cyclists Corner - Cycling Fools board. 23:48

Re: Schrader vs. Presta

You can make a presta to schraeder converted by cutting the top off a dustcap apparently.

http://antranik.org/how-to-make-a-presta-valve-adapter-in-a-...

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BarrenFluffit replied to the Building & DIY Fools board. 22:36

Re: Tap conversion is too short.

so no response from the manufacturer.
Plan B is to buy taps that look identical and see if the innards will fit. If so; yippee otherwise its tap replacement.

Tue Oct 21

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BarrenFluffit replied to the Taxes - Practical Issues board. 18:17

Re: Capital gains tax

Yes I see and stand corrected. Thanks.

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BarrenFluffit replied to the Taxes - Practical Issues board. 14:56

Re: Capital gains tax

"The first thing to say is that you might as well forget about having lived there until 1986: any CGT on the property will be about the period between your purchase in 1990 and your eventual sale, and so only living there between those dates [more]

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BarrenFluffit posted to the Building & DIY Fools board. 11:19

Tap conversion is too short.

A basin tap was stuck off. With a tad too much force I sheared off the brass at the top where the acrylic top slides on. Fortunately no leaking but also no chance of working.

I've been meaning to replace the taps for a while so bought an [more]

Fri Oct 17

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BarrenFluffit replied to the Pensions - Self-Invested - SIPPs board. 14:59

Re: New lump sum SIPP - tax question

"She can only claim relief up to the amount of tax paid in the year of payment."

Is this a new limit? Previously the actual amount of tax paid was irrelevant; it was that the earnings had to be from a taxable [more]

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BarrenFluffit replied to the Investment Trusts & Unit Trusts board. 14:43

Re: brwm

Or it implies that she doesn't understand the basis of that belief. Either way is not comforting.

Thu Oct 16

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BarrenFluffit replied to the Investment Trusts & Unit Trusts board. 17:21

Re: brwm

I do feel the conviction fund is more appropriate but perhaps not in the same sense!

More realistically the size of the major holdings (and the number who are LSE quoted) makes it tempting to just buy the underlying investments.

Wed Oct 15

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BarrenFluffit replied to the Property Investing - Practical board. 16:37

Re: Building extension on a leasehold property

In essence you want the other leaseholders to give you use of their property to make yours more valuable. Obviously you have to pay for everything.

If their commercially minded they will spot that they effectively hold the equivalent of a [more]

Fri Oct 10

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BarrenFluffit replied to the Property Investing - Practical board. 13:13

Re: A reluctant landlord?

Once you've rented out LOTS you wouldn't be able to move back in at short notice.

Is LOTS actually the right type of home for your future situation. If not; your either going to rent then sell or just sell. Depends on how suitable LOTS is [more]

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BarrenFluffit replied to the Property Investing - Practical board. 13:02

Re: Tax relief on mortgages

Somehow 30001 isn't as memorable as 9762 :)

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BarrenFluffit replied to the Investment Trusts & Unit Trusts board. 12:56

Re: brwm

How can a holding become worthless in three months? Also they borrowed the $ to buy the mining contract so now have an extra exchange rate exposure....

Tue Oct 7

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BarrenFluffit replied to the Taxes - Practical Issues board. 15:02

Re: Pension payments to avoid IHT?

You could also contribute to his pension; it would be a slow buildup.

Other versions would be to buy him an annuity; rates would be poor but as long as you live for more than 7 years the money is out of your estate but with the payments [more]

Fri Oct 3

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BarrenFluffit replied to the Holiday Ideas & Advice board. 18:31

Re: Stonehenge

Charging the people who use it seems a much fairer approach than trying to wrap it all up in nationalism.

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BarrenFluffit replied to the Wills & Probate - Practical board. 18:07

Re: IHT Planning

The tax Cafe book on IHT is very good and a worthwhile investment for anyone affected by it.

The tax system in the place you are resident is the starting point, usually.

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BarrenFluffit replied to the Selftrade Products & Services board. 12:56

Re: transfer date

Just to say that closing the account and transferring it are different types of transaction from a cgt pov.

My understanding is that transferring is not a chargeable event whereas disposals arising from closure would be. How relevant this [more]

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BarrenFluffit replied to the Property Investing - Practical board. 12:49

Re: How to market building plot?

Self Build magazine?

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