| Money Talk|| There are those that save, then there are those that SAVE - tirebiter on 3/23/12 at 7:09 pm|
23% of respondents save 40%-50% of income, cha ching. Forget taking 15-20 years to hit $200k in a 401k. I once saved/invested 70%+ of income one year and still had a lot of fun....
| Money Talk|| For noobs and those that want free Kindle edition, $5 book - tirebiter on 3/21/12 at 7:34 pm|
Pricing good through 3/23. Would be good for those that need basic investing knowledge AND for all those with continuous Q's on retirement plan options, taxation, etc. Free is good, $5 is not far removed from good.
Free Book, Investing Made Simple Updated
This last week, I finished the 2012 u...
| Money Talk|| Saving Money redux - tirebiter on 3/5/12 at 11:58 am|
As stated, graphic depiction:
| Money Talk|| 401k expense disclosure - tirebiter on 1/31/12 at 5:57 pm|
Well, no sooner do some start to disclose and the plan "advisors" start pushing back:
"The record keepers for some plans are already experimenting with new ways to explain fees to retirement savers. And in at least one case, those disclosures are raising more questions than employers or investmen...
| Money Talk|| New Olympus CEO fired after raising questions on $1.5B in hidden losses - tirebiter on 10/26/11 at 1:32 pm|
Yet another company laying the wood to investors:
[quote]Olympus's new president, Shuichi Takayama, continued the company's war of words with its former CEO, saying at a news conference Wednesday that Mr. Woodford was let go because he tended to "act on his own, without consulting others."
| Tiger Rant|| Craig Loston - tirebiter on 10/14/11 at 1:10 pm|
Has he played since being injured vs WVU? No participation vs UF. Any word on him?...
| Money Talk|| Why do consumers choose to bank with BAC? - tirebiter on 9/29/11 at 12:25 pm|
Amongst a litany of other reasons not to bank with BAC, why would someone want to pay $5/month to use a debit card at point of sale when you can get cash or points using a host of other bank branded credit cards??? Does not compute.
| Money Talk|| Patent humor, it's bad when it hits the mainstream - tirebiter on 9/3/11 at 10:22 am|
It did make me laugh:
| Money Talk|| For the inexperienced asking about 401k/IRA asset allocation - tirebiter on 9/1/11 at 12:48 pm|
Info in another article regarding why it shouldn't have been a lost decade of investing through 2010:
"The lost decade claim starts with the assumption that whenever we talk ab...
| Money Talk|| Weil: Curse the Geniuses Who Gave Us Bank of America - tirebiter on 7/21/11 at 10:50 am|
Where is the reality in BAC's management mindset? The market valuation compared to management assertions of book value remains staggering. When zero credibility exists how does management stay in place?
| Food and Drink Board|| Southern Tier Brewing - tirebiter on 7/14/11 at 7:53 pm|
Don't know if they sell product in LA, but hitting the mokah stout right now. Wow, it's almost like dark chocolate and coffee overload. Definitely some hops, fairly sweet finish then I check the label and BOOM, 11.2% ABV, no wonder the sweetness and can only guess the calorie count. 3rd stout ori...
| Money Talk|| Credit-card debt may threaten Brazil's boom - tirebiter on 7/11/11 at 6:11 pm|
Sounds very familiar, and check out the consumer protection:
[quote]The [b]interest rate[/b] on credit cards in Brazil's financial hub of Sao Paulo [b]averages 238 percent[/b], according to a study conducted earlier this year by Fecomercio, a federation of commerce. That means carrying a balanc...
| Money Talk|| Fed tax refund? - tirebiter on 4/27/11 at 4:01 pm|
Anyone that electronically filed the last few days before deadline have you received a refund yet if specifying direct deposit? GA took my money owed the next day, still waiting on fed refund here. :cheeky: ...
| Money Talk|| CC fraud - tirebiter on 1/17/11 at 1:43 pm|
My wife got pilfered again. Someone stole her Visa info and racked up almost $19k with the New York Mint for gold coins over three days.....
If I had not been online checking the activity due to a lot of expenses from travel and home improvement stuff I assume it would have gotten taken to the m...
| Money Talk|| The wrong financial advisor - tirebiter on 11/25/10 at 9:45 am|
:rotflmao: True, dat. :nana:
Does Charles know what this means???...
| Tiger Rant|| Spurrier on QB development and passing game - tirebiter on 9/21/10 at 10:21 am|
He seems to be emulating LM/GC's passing philosophy these days in his 6th season at USCe:
"Spurrier is an offense-minded guy whose Fun 'n' Gun attacks at Florida were quarterback-centric. But Spurrier hasn't bee...
| Money Talk|| Technical analysis looks easy to me... - tirebiter on 8/13/10 at 1:18 pm|
[quote]Stocks May Go Up, Down or Sideways, Carter Worth Says: Technical Analysis[/quote]
[quote]Stocks could go either way and anyone who claims to know their future is lying, according to Carter Worth, the third-ranked technical analyst in last year’s Institutional Investor survey. [/quote]
| Money Talk|| Nice compilation of long term stock return info - tirebiter on 7/23/10 at 9:09 am|
And, surprise, surprise, valuations matter. Hopefully less experienced investors will read this instead of blindly contributing high percentages of their retirement savings into equities through all market valuations---but who the hell am I kidding thinking people will change and become more inform...
| Money Talk|| Tesla - tirebiter on 6/28/10 at 2:22 pm|
I don't envision this ending well for investors:
"The company has yet to make a profit, and does not expect to do so until the $50,000 Model S sedan starts selling in significant volume. As of March, it had sold a little over 1,000 of its trademark $109,000 Roadsters.
"The equity markets are a b...
| Money Talk|| The danger of debit cards - tirebiter on 6/4/10 at 5:38 pm|
Well, not charging interest like Rivers' assertion, but still has its challenges. Made a very large deposit last week and got asked multiple times what I was doing and how much was I going to leave in my checking account. I asked why are you guys so interested in this and the response was potentia...
| Money Talk|| Is the petro plunge protection team back at work? - tirebiter on 6/3/10 at 1:32 pm|
[quote]Oil prices ticked higher Thursday after an inventory report showed supplies fell much more than expected.[/quote]
[quote]What's driving prices: After the close of oil trading Wednesday, the American Petroleum Institute crude supplies fell by 1.4 million barrels last week. Experts expected ...
| Money Talk|| Vanguard finally got the memo... - tirebiter on 5/4/10 at 3:07 pm|
Free Vanguard ETF trades, much better than the prior policy, now the newbs with little to invest can tear it up:
[link=(https://personal.vanguard.com/us/whatweoffer/stocksbondscds/feescommissions)]VGD fee schedule[/link]
| Money Talk|| Buying a house/Building a house, have you found this deal? - tirebiter on 3/22/10 at 11:59 am|
[link=(http://www.ajchomefinder.com/new-homes/condo-deal-too-good-379888.html)]Does a short sale get better than this for the buyer?[/link]
This is about a mile from where I live, it is friggin' unbelievable, but condo living isn't for me and there is that little ~ $600/month HOA fee, but I would...
| Money Talk|| Free book download for beginning investors - tirebiter on 3/20/10 at 9:40 am|
Get it while you can, no idea how long this will remain open for download - "The Elements of Investing" by B. Malkiel and C. Ellis:
| Money Talk|| All charts lie - tirebiter on 3/19/10 at 10:51 am|
Short, interesting article although I can't say I spend a lot of time studying charts and other psycho babble:
| Tiger Rant|| 9. Nebraska: Scan these ratings and you won’t find LSU. - tirebiter on 1/24/10 at 2:01 pm|
[quote]9. Nebraska: [b]Scan these ratings and you won’t find LSU. How long before the Tigers make a hard run at Bo Pelini, who has done nice work in Lincoln, to replace...
| Money Talk|| When it sounds too good to be true it's a scam - tirebiter on 11/25/09 at 1:06 pm|
[quote] Call this Scott Rothstein's pineapple-juice scam. Coconut Grove businessman Todd Snyder was lured into it just days before the Fort Lauderdale lawyer's Ponzi scheme imploded in late October. Snyder wired a bank ...
| Tiger Rant|| For those who believe OM will roll the Tigers - tirebiter on 11/20/09 at 11:30 am|
A UT friend sent me the following, in addition to saying when he was at the game he knew the game was over prior to kickoff looking at the UT players' body english in warm ups and walk through.
1. Top 5 offensive linemen today included 2 walk-ons and a redshirt freshman
2. Top 4 LBs today in...
| Money Talk|| The saga of underperforming active mgt continues... - tirebiter on 10/16/09 at 5:33 pm|
[link=(http://corporate.morningstar.com/us/documents/Indexes/MorningstarBoxScoreReport.pdf)]Morningstar star study, Active versus indexed style[/link]
A whopping 37% of active management met or exceed their respective indexed benchmarks over the past 3-years. Woo hoo, where is all that Alpha act...
| Money Talk|| For those seeking reduction in LT portfolio volatility - tirebiter on 4/18/09 at 12:09 pm|
[link=(http://kuznets.fas.harvard.edu/~campbell/papers/CampbellShillerViceira_20090331.pdf)]Understanding Inflation-Indexed Bond Markets[/link]
[quote]The standard deviation of the 10-year GMV portfolio is fairly low in the 1960’s at around 1% per year. This is the period that led Fama (1975...