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Acorns reduces/eliminates fees effective 1 January - bayoubengals88
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...


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Oil Wars: Why OPEC Will Win - bayoubengals88
[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: [/b] • The US shale producers are motivat...


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Blog: "The Day I Lost a Sh*t-ton of Money" - bayoubengals88
Fascinating read: http://ptotrading.blogspot.com/2014/11/the-day-i-lost-sht-ton-of-money-part-i.html...


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Khan Academy (Finance) - bayoubengals88
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...


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Extra income "Mturk" - bayoubengals88
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. ...


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STORE Capital IPO - bayoubengals88
I'm interested in this IPO. It will be on Loyal3. [link=(http://www.azcentral.com/story/money/business/2014/08/30/scottsdale-reit-seeking-sell-stock-ipo-offering/14845701/)]LINK[/link] Thoughts? ETA: [link=(http://www.iposcoop.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=3864&Itemid=134)]...


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Where's the Senate debate thread?? - bayoubengals88
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Any experiences with Computershare? good or bad? - bayoubengals88
I initiated a DRIP with Ford through Computershare (their transfer agent)on the 12th and the money still hasn't been withdrawn.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...


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Stock Watch Thread - bayoubengals88
Here's a start. I'll try to organize it later. [link=(http://www.tigerdroppings.com/rant/p/52089651/exxi---hitting-4-yr-low-today/)]EXXI[/link] [link=(http://www.tigerdroppings.com/rant/p/52481161/seadrill-sdrl-has-a-yield-of-1424/)]SDRL[/link] [link=(http://www.tigerdroppings.com/rant/p/52850...


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From today's paper (Scott Rabalais decodes Les Miles) - bayoubengals88
I found it enjoyable and laughed out loud at times. Congrats to Scott for being critical, yet not overly harsh. http://theadvocate.com/columnists/scottrabalais/10365803-123/talking-points [quote] Miles is clearly trying to convince someone that things will be different in the wake of a stinging...


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Has anyone tried "Oil Pulling"? - bayoubengals88
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...


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US Amateur (golf) - bayoubengals88
Anyone watching? Young = dumb Terrible, terrible decision making led by naïveté and egocentrism. Hard to watch, yet can't stop watching....


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TRSL (teacher) retirement question. - bayoubengals88
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...


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The Money Talk Guide - A List of Major Topics Covered - bayoubengals88
[b]New Investors[/b] [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] [...


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Spreadsheet for anyone interested in DRIPs - bayoubengals88
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. I ...


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DRIP program recommendations - bayoubengals88
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? ...


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Here's an economics multiple choice question for you all - bayoubengals88
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? A. Productivity B. Personal taxes C. Consumer spend...


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Talk to me about homesteading... - bayoubengals88
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!...


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Jindal with the BOOM on CNN (Video added) - bayoubengals88
regarding Obama's generic use of 'act of terror' in his rose garden speech! He insisted that Romney was not wrong in his accusation. ETA: [link=(http://www.cnn.com/video/?hpt=hp_t2#/video/bestoftv/2012/10/17/exp-2012-debate-jindal-spin-room.cnn)]VIDEO[/link]...


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For those who consciously CUT and BULK: IIFYM - bayoubengals88
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 ...


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