| Money Talk|| Acorns reduces/eliminates fees effective 1 January - bayoubengals88 on 12/19/14 at 11:03 am|
Eliminated the .5% annual fee for accounts [u]under[/u] $5,000
Reduced the annual fee from .5% to .25% for accounts containing more than $5,000
Dropped the $1/month fee on accounts [u]over[/u] $5,000
So, if you have less than 5k you pay $1 per month and that's it. It was $1/month AND .5% pe...
| Money Talk|| Oil Wars: Why OPEC Will Win - bayoubengals88 on 12/14/14 at 9:58 pm|
[quote]In the green corner we have the US shale producers. In the red corner we have the oil exporting countries of OPEC. Assuming the fight is fought to a conclusion, who wins?
[b]OPEC wins. The US shale producers will shut down first. The reasons are:
• The US shale producers are motivat...
| Money Talk|| Blog: "The Day I Lost a Sh*t-ton of Money" - bayoubengals88 on 12/2/14 at 8:07 pm|
Fascinating read: http://ptotrading.blogspot.com/2014/11/the-day-i-lost-sht-ton-of-money-part-i.html...
| Money Talk|| Khan Academy (Finance) - bayoubengals88 on 11/24/14 at 10:16 pm|
I just saw a commercial for this website during the Saints game so I checked it out. A lot of simple stuff on there, but there are some more advanced things as well (options, futures, etc.).
It's certainly a great site for beginning investors.
Personally I'd rather read than watch a 2-3 minute...
| Money Talk|| Extra income "Mturk" - bayoubengals88 on 11/15/14 at 5:47 pm|
Mechanical Turk through Amazon anyone...has anyone tried making a little extra cash through this site? Success, complaints, reviews, advice?
I just started today. Not a horrible thing to do while watching football IMO. ...
| Money Talk|| STORE Capital IPO - bayoubengals88 on 11/10/14 at 12:09 pm|
I'm interested in this IPO.
It will be on Loyal3.
| Political Talk|| Where's the Senate debate thread?? - bayoubengals88 on 10/29/14 at 7:34 pm|
| Money Talk|| Any experiences with Computershare? good or bad? - bayoubengals88 on 10/22/14 at 12:17 pm|
I initiated a DRIP with Ford through Computershare (their transfer agent)on the 12th and the money still hasn't been withdrawn. I called, but they have to "look into it" and call me back.
Computershare's website might be more trouble than what it's worth, but If I'm only going to invest $100-$150...
| Money Talk|| Stock Watch Thread - bayoubengals88 on 10/10/14 at 10:47 am|
Here's a start. I'll try to organize it later.
| Tiger Rant|| From today's paper (Scott Rabalais decodes Les Miles) - bayoubengals88 on 9/27/14 at 10:08 am|
I found it enjoyable and laughed out loud at times. Congrats to Scott for being critical, yet not overly harsh.
[quote] Miles is clearly trying to convince someone that things will be different in the wake of a stinging...
| O-T Lounge|| Has anyone tried "Oil Pulling"? - bayoubengals88 on 8/16/14 at 6:02 pm|
1) Buy unrefined, extra virgin coconut oil
2) put a tablespoon of it in your mouth
3) swish around for 15-20 minutes
4) spit it in the garbage
[link=(http://health.usnews.com/health-news/health-wellness/articles/2014/04/23/should-you-try-oil-pulling)]US News: Should You Try Oil Pulling?[/link...
| More Sports Board|| US Amateur (golf) - bayoubengals88 on 8/16/14 at 4:44 pm|
Young = dumb
Terrible, terrible decision making led by naïveté and egocentrism.
Hard to watch, yet can't stop watching....
| Money Talk|| TRSL (teacher) retirement question. - bayoubengals88 on 7/8/14 at 4:15 pm|
Can someone please explain exactly what UAL is? I understand that I will contribute 8% of my income to retirement, but my employer contributes 28 percent??? There's no way. How does this work?
By law, the employer contribution rate is made up of two components: the normal cost of funding retireme...
| Money Talk|| The Money Talk Guide - A List of Major Topics Covered - bayoubengals88 on 6/30/14 at 12:01 pm|
[link=(http://www.tigerdroppings.com/rant/p/48078801/New-to-investing.aspx)]New to Investing 2/14/2014[/link]
[link=(http://www.tigerdroppings.com/rant/p/50656123/Beginners-Tactics-for-Investing---Young-and-Self-Employed.aspx)]Beginner Tactics for Investing 6/24/2014[/link]
| Money Talk|| Spreadsheet for anyone interested in DRIPs - bayoubengals88 on 6/12/14 at 9:20 pm|
I've listed several large companies through which I'm considering starting a direct re-investment plan.
I'll probably choose 5 or 6 before the end of the year and slowly add to them over time.
I'd like to be able to live on their dividends in 30 years like I read about on so many blogs.
| Money Talk|| DRIP program recommendations - bayoubengals88 on 6/4/14 at 3:55 pm|
If I'd like to invest around $200 a month in a company, which ones are the most investor friendly regarding fees?
Which companies would you make sure to avoid? ...
| Money Talk|| Here's an economics multiple choice question for you all - bayoubengals88 on 5/15/14 at 4:14 pm|
So I'm taking the Social Studies Praxis next month and I decided to do the practice test for it today. There are 15 economics questions. Here's one of them.
An increase in which of the following is most likely to increase economic growth?
B. Personal taxes
C. Consumer spend...
| Outdoor Board|| Talk to me about homesteading... - bayoubengals88 on 12/29/13 at 5:27 pm|
Any homesteaders out there? We're looking at 10acres. Thinking chickens, raised beds (to begin with), bees, composting (including a composting toilet), rain barrels, alternative energy, etc. Needing advice on beginning and advanced stages, self-sustaining property, whatever you can think of!...
| Political Talk|| Jindal with the BOOM on CNN (Video added) - bayoubengals88 on 10/16/12 at 10:00 pm|
regarding Obama's generic use of 'act of terror' in his rose garden speech!
He insisted that Romney was not wrong in his accusation.
| O-T Lounge|| For those who consciously CUT and BULK: IIFYM - bayoubengals88 on 8/9/12 at 11:53 pm|
What do you think about the IIFYM (If It Fits Your Macros) 'diet?'
It seems to work for [link=(http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=143295933)]this guy[/link], and it is not too hard to keep up with.
IIFYM de emphasizes the whole "clean" vs. "dirty" food approach to dieting...you can ...