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Q From Eric J Michelsen in the USA, Frank Conway in Winnipeg, Canada, and several others: I’d like to know what the term rule of thumb meant. I remember reading it had something to do with being permitted to beat your wife with a rod no thicker than your thumb.
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Why the One Percent Rule (and Gross Rent Multiplier) Matter Great rule of thumb. A big pet peeve of mine is when people think real estate is a great investment just if the rent covers the mortgage and real estate taxes.

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rule of thumb - Wiktionary Alternative forms . rule-of-thumb; Etymology . Attested since the late 1600s. Of uncertain origin. One theory notes that the inch originated as the distance between the base of the thumbnail and the first joint, another notes the practice of approximating the general direction of the wind by wetting the thumb then raising it in the air.

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Rule of thumb for air hose size on an Impact gun? - Hot. I bought a 12' HF earthquake series impact wrench the other day. Rated at 625ft lbs. I have heard nothing but good things about this gun. I get it home and the performance is laughable.

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How much formula your baby needs BabyCenter How much formula by baby’s weight. In the first four to six months when your baby isn't eating any solids, here's a simple rule of thumb: Offer 2.5 ounces of formula per pound of body weight each day.

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Guy Kawasaki - The 102030 Rule of PowerPoint Ahh the 102030 rule. I remember this when you gave your speech at the NYLF Tech forum this year. I found this part to be very useful.

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How Much Should Be In Your 401 (k) At 30? - Money Under 30 How much should be in your 401(k) at 30, 40, 50, etc? What about other retirement accounts? These are good questions. I’ll try to answer them in this article, but I should warn you: Personal finance is personal.

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Rule of thumb - Wikipedia The English phrase rule of thumb refers to a principle with broad application that is not intended to be strictly accurate or reliable for every situation.

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The Golden Rule Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy The Golden Rule. The most familiar version of the Golden Rule says, “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” Moral philosophy has barely taken notice of the golden rule in its own terms despite the rule’s prominence in commonsense ethics.

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How big your retirement fund should be at every age. Fidelity's rule of thumb for how much people should set aside is now a little harder to meet.