| Outdoor Board|| Planting Tomatoes for the Fall - Jason9782003 on 7/4/14 at 9:09 am|
When is the best time to plant tomatoes for the Fall in southeast Louisiana? Looking on LSU Agric website they suggested a date range of 7/1 - 8/15 for tomato plants. This seems early due to the hot summer temperatures. Should I wait maybe until September?
I'm also looking at planting snap beans(...
| Money Talk|| Financial Advisor help - Jason9782003 on 4/25/14 at 9:11 pm|
I'm looking for a reputable financial advisor in the New Orleans area. I'm 37 years old and I've always managed my own 401k, ROTH, etc myself, but I think I should start getting more professional advice.
A couple of guys I work with deal with Ameriprise Financial Services, but I've read a fair a...
| Money Talk|| Question for BASF operators - Jason9782003 on 4/13/12 at 1:07 pm|
Does anyone know how BASF in Geismar calculates overtime? Is it 1.5 times your rate only after 40 hours? Or do you get 1.5 times your rate after your 8 hours in a 12 hour shift even if you're under 40 for your total?...
| Money Talk|| What % of your income are you saving for retirement? - Jason9782003 on 4/2/12 at 1:07 pm|
I'm in my 30's and I'm now putting 15% into my 401k (3% company match)and maxing out my ROTH ($5000). That's roughly 24% of my gross income. Yeah, I know I'm not OT status.
With a kiddie on the way I'm wondering how much I can cut back on retirement savings and still safely put enough away for re...
| Food and Drink Board|| Don's in Reserve - Jason9782003 on 2/6/12 at 9:14 am|
I'll be passing through Reserve this week, and I figured I would stop at Don's and pick up a few things since I heard good things about Don's on this board. Any particular types of sausage or other meats you would recommend?...
| Money Talk|| Offshore operator's salaries - Jason9782003 on 1/31/12 at 9:35 am|
Does anyone know the approximate starting pay and top pay for offshore operators working for major a oil company in the Gulf...mainly Shell? What career advancement opportunities could I expect and how long do people typically work offshore before moving to something onshore?...
| Food and Drink Board|| Wood Ducks... - Jason9782003 on 1/2/12 at 9:41 pm|
Maybe a better question for the outdoor board, but I have 8 wood ducks and I'm trying decide on a couple of ways to cook them. My father-in-law usually cooks a basic rice and gravy with them, but I'm looking at doing something different. Any suggestions? Is wood duck a good choice for duck and andou...
| Money Talk|| Identity Theft - Jason9782003 on 8/27/11 at 3:31 pm|
Since I just bought my new truck and now I'm in the middle of refinancing my house, it seems like I've been giving out my SSN, birth date, bank account numbers, etc left and right lately. It got me thinking about how easy it is for someone to get my personal info and open up credit cards, etc on my ...
| O-T Lounge|| Fat burning supplements - Jason9782003 on 6/23/11 at 11:07 am|
What the best OTC supplements out there for burning fat?...
| Food and Drink Board|| How much tasso to put in jambalaya? - Jason9782003 on 6/2/11 at 12:27 pm|
I'm cooking a jambalaya this weekend, but I'm only cooking 5 maybe 6 cups of rice. I have a pound of turkey tasso I want to add for flavor. I don't want the tasso to overpower the jambalaya so how much should of it I put in?...
| Money Talk|| Plant operator jobs - Jason9782003 on 5/19/11 at 10:35 pm|
Does anyone know if process operators will be in demand in the next few years between Baton Rouge and the river parish areas? I know a few years ago a lot of plants were hiring, but I don't know if demand has fallen since a lot of retirees have been replaced....
| New Orleans Saints Talk|| Rule changes you'd like to see - Jason9782003 on 3/17/11 at 6:41 pm|
Just listening to WWL and the topic was rule changes you'd like to see in the NFL
1) Get rid of the rule allowing QB to throw the ball out of bounds to avoid a sack. Go back to old-school grounding rules
2) No sliding rule for QB. Sorry it's not right for a QB to start his...
| Money Talk|| Tulane MFIN info - Jason9782003 on 3/16/11 at 7:54 pm|
I've been interested in making a career change from IT to finance for some time now and I've been looking into Tulane's MFIN program. My job will be moving out of state in the next year or year and a half so I think this may be a good time to make the change.
I know there are quite a few posters...
| Money Talk|| Class F shares of mutual funds - Jason9782003 on 1/25/11 at 7:26 pm|
I was looking into moving all my 401k funds into one "target retirement" mutual fund that's offered through my employer's 401k plan. The appeal of this fund is that I won't have to manage the allocation of funds as I get closer to retirement.
I noticed all the mutual funds that these "target ret...
| New Orleans Saints Talk|| Who dat needs to go.... - Jason9782003 on 1/8/11 at 7:11 pm|
1. Reggie Bush
2. Alex Brown
3. Darren Sharper (Jenkins is better)
| Food and Drink Board|| Cooking question - Jason9782003 on 12/23/10 at 6:04 pm|
Cooking a jambalaya for tomorrow night. Last time I cooked jambalya I followed poche's thread. The rice came out perfect, but it was way too salty. Could the chicken broth have had anything to do with it being too salty? Do you usually cook broth to rice 2:1 or do you part the broth with water.
| Outdoor Board|| Electric knife question... - Jason9782003 on 11/21/10 at 12:37 pm|
I need a new electric knife for filleting fish (specs, reds,etc). Any ones you would recommend? Or ones I should avoid?...
| Food and Drink Board|| Jambalaya help - Jason9782003 on 10/29/10 at 9:45 am|
I'm cooking my first real jambalaya halloween night. I'm pretty much following the thread posted with pics by poche a while back. I plan on cooking 5 cups of rice. How much meat should I go with for each?
Boston butt -
Andouille sausage -
Chicken (boneless thigh) -
What size pot would be i...
| O-T Lounge|| CCNA exam - Jason9782003 on 10/22/10 at 3:19 pm|
I'm taking the cisco ccna exam pretty soon and I was wondering what study exam prep tools are the best right now. The last time I took a certification exam Test King was pretty popular and before that is was transcender....
| Money Talk|| CVX stock - Jason9782003 on 10/16/10 at 9:00 am|
I bought Chevron stock at $74.25 a few weeks ago. It's now trading in the $83-$84 range. Should I sell or hold?
Also thinking of buying Ford stock. Any opinions?...
| New Orleans Saints Talk|| How times have changed.... - Jason9782003 on 9/9/10 at 11:34 pm|
I was watching the game in Norfolk, VA tonight and started talking to a guy who used to live on the west coast and is a big 49ers fan.
He said quite a few times "We don't have much of a chance against the Saints next week", "Would be huge if we could beat you guys (the Saints) on MNF", And my fav...
| Food and Drink Board|| Squeal BBQ in New Orleans - Jason9782003 on 7/23/10 at 10:41 pm|
My boss and I went eat at Squeal's BBQ on Oak St for lunch this week. As we were eating my boss bites down on something very hard and cracks a tooth. It was a screw...actually more like a bolt that as in his food.
IMO the food was actually pretty good, but if you go there make sure you wear a mou...
| Money Talk|| Buying a house along MS gulf coast - Jason9782003 on 7/14/10 at 9:35 am|
I may be moving to the MS gulf coast in the near future. Does anyone know how MS's property taxes and insurance rates compare to LA? Are there any really nice areas you would recommend? BTW, I would be working in Pascagoula....
| O-T Lounge|| Buying a Ford F-150 Lariat - Jason9782003 on 7/4/10 at 5:52 pm|
Has anyone bought an F-150 Lariat recently. The sticker prices are in the $40k range for 4 wheel drive.
What's the most I should expect the dealer to knock off the MSRP?...
| Money Talk|| IRA Roth help - Jason9782003 on 6/16/10 at 10:19 am|
I'm seriously considering ditching my EJ guy and going with vanguard for my IRA Roth.
What's your opinion of putting all your ROTH investments in a single retirement target fund such as VFORX (exp ratio=0.2%) as opposed to spreading out over seperate index funds (ex. small, mid, and large cap ind...
| O-T Lounge|| Hurricane shutters - Jason9782003 on 6/1/10 at 5:24 pm|
Has anyone had hurricane shutters installed on their house? Are they worth it? Are they effective? What companies would you suggest?...
| O-T Lounge|| Buying a surround sound system - Jason9782003 on 4/12/10 at 9:51 am|
I'm looking into buying a surround sound system for my living room. The room is 20x20. I'm not very knowledgeable about surround sound systems. What name brands would you recommend for a receiver, speakers, etc. I was thinking about JBL speakers, but I'm not sure about the receiver.
What retail ...
| Political Talk|| Obama dodges favorite White Sox player question - Jason9782003 on 4/5/10 at 8:33 pm|
| Money Talk|| Recommended books??? - Jason9782003 on 3/11/10 at 11:15 am|
What are some good books that you would recommend to someone getting started with buying/selling stocks on their own? I have a business degree so I have a basic understanding of financial statements and financial ratios, but I'm not very confident in interrupting the data and investing on my own. Ho...
| Help Board|| Request Name Change - Jason9782003 on 2/25/10 at 2:07 pm|
I'd like to change my name to "OldJeffersonTiger". Thanks!...