| Political Talk|| Employer provided insurance premiums - Beerinthepocket on 11/12/13 at 2:08 pm|
So benefits enrollment at my company started today and it looks like for a single person with no children our premiums have gone up $46 a month or $66 if you are a smoker.
Thanks Obama. I'm confused as to how paying $552 more a year is going to save me $2500. ...
| Money Talk|| Top Tier Business Schools - Beerinthepocket on 10/29/13 at 7:04 pm|
Has anyone on the board had any luck getting into a business school such as Harvard, Stanford, Yale, Columbia, etc?
If so do you have any recommendations for someone considering going that route?...
| Food and Drink Board|| Where to eat in Mobile, AL - Beerinthepocket on 10/7/13 at 2:00 pm|
I'm going to Mobile for work tonight, any recommendations on what I should grab for dinner?...
| O-T Lounge|| Bars in Blacksburg - Beerinthepocket on 8/24/13 at 5:40 pm|
Going to be in Blacksburg, VA Sunday and Monday night for work, where's my best bet to meet some nice ladies?...
| Political Talk|| Gas land 2 guy on the Daily show - Beerinthepocket on 6/28/13 at 6:55 am|
Did anyone else see this? It actually made me want to punch the tv screen. The guy that made the film is so biased that it was comical.
He claims there is no way to prevent gas from getting into the ground water when fracing a well. Which is absolutely ridiculous as it is impossible on wells tha...
| Gaming Board|| Fate of Gamestop - Beerinthepocket on 6/13/13 at 7:45 pm|
What are your thoughts on the fate of GameStop in this next generation of game consoles?
I personally think that they will be successful through Q1 of 2014 from console sales, but then will begin the slow or possibly precipitous decline into bankruptcy....
| Money Talk|| First foray into forex - Beerinthepocket on 6/7/13 at 4:16 pm|
So I conducted my first trade in foreign currency two weeks ago. Bought out of the money puts on FXA, Australian dollar ETF. I closed the trade today up 44.9%.
Is it really this simple or did I just get lucky? All I did was read some Australian central bank minutes, CNBC articles, a few firm's s...
| Money Talk|| Time vesting bonus - Beerinthepocket on 2/9/13 at 1:26 pm|
So I'm about to receive a ~$6k bonus that vests after 1 year. If I quit before that I have to pay $5k of it back. Since I am unsure if I will stay at this job I want to treat the $5k as an interest free loan to lever up a relatively safe, liquid investment. Any of the money folks have a recommendat...
| Money Talk|| IRA to Roth IRA - Beerinthepocket on 9/21/12 at 11:07 am|
I currently have an IRA with $5,900 in it. Would it be a wise move to transfer $5,000 of it into a Roth IRA since this year will most likely be my lowest earning year ever?(My job's start date is October 3rd so I'll only have 3 months of income)....
| Political Talk|| Representation without taxation - Beerinthepocket on 9/18/12 at 10:59 am|
Our founding fathers were clearly against taxation without representation, but what about representation without taxation? If you don't have some skin in the game why should you have a say in how our tax dollars are spent?...
| Political Talk|| The Moral Arguement for Free Enterprise - Beerinthepocket on 9/5/12 at 8:59 am|
I thought this video may be of value to some of the liberals on this board since it is a emotionally based arguement for capitalism. Since dry basic logic doesn't seem to appeal to Rex, DA, and the like, maybe this logical yet more emotion based look at it will. (I actually doubt it, but it's worth ...
| Political Talk|| Highschools should require basic business courses - Beerinthepocket on 8/7/12 at 9:09 am|
I think that requiring a course taught at the senior level in highschool covering the basics of economics, finance, and accounting would greatly decrease the amount of misunderstanding and misinformation that circulates between the average people in our country. So many people seem to lack an elemen...
| Money Talk|| IVAN Heavy oil focused O&G company - Beerinthepocket on 8/5/12 at 12:07 pm|
I've recently been looking into IVAN as kind of a speculative buy. It looks like the possible upside could be huge compared to the downside. Does anyone else follow this company or have any thoughts on it?...
| Money Talk|| When does FB become an acquisition target - Beerinthepocket on 7/31/12 at 10:12 am|
With Facebook's share price tanking, at what point do you think it becomes an attractive acquisition target for a company sitting on a boatload of cash? (think Apple)...
| Money Talk|| CPA Exam difficulty - Beerinthepocket on 7/26/12 at 8:11 am|
I took the my firm CPA exam yesterday (BEC) and I found it to be significantly easier than any of the Becker practice tests or questions. For those who have taken the other three, is it the same way with the rest of the exams?...
| Money Talk|| Encana stock discussion - Beerinthepocket on 7/25/12 at 1:13 pm|
So Encana posted a $1.48billion loss from an impairment charge of $1.7billion. Since this is a non-cash charge which really does not change anything regarding the position of the company aside from moving around some numbers, would now be a good time to get in?...
| Political Talk|| Those who did not support Romney at first - Beerinthepocket on 7/25/12 at 8:34 am|
I personally did not support Romney during the primary season. I was pulling for Newt as he seemed to be the true conservative of the bunch, but as I have looked into Mitt's stance on the issues I find that I agree with him more and more and believe he can really make our country move in a positive ...
| Political Talk|| TFM officially endorses Mitt Romney - Beerinthepocket on 7/19/12 at 1:19 pm|
Since Total Frat Move has officially endorsed Romney, is the election in the bag? :usa:...
| Money Talk|| CEOs' thoughts on the debt crisis - Beerinthepocket on 6/26/12 at 1:30 pm|
Today I had the pleasure of speaking with PwC's CEO of Central/Eastern Europe (30 countries in his region) and he shared many things, but one thing struck me.
When asked about his view on the looming debt crisis he said "The US is not Greece until it is Greece, and by that time it's too late."
| O-T Lounge|| Watching the game in Prague - Beerinthepocket on 6/10/12 at 9:51 am|
Does anyone that has been to Prague have a recommendation on a place to watch the baseball game?
I called hooters to see if they had ESPN2, but the chick spoke no English....
| Political Talk|| Oil Company Taxation - Beerinthepocket on 5/20/12 at 3:56 pm|
Why is it that many of those on the left complain about the "tax breaks" that oil companies supposedly receive?
I just took a look at XOM's 10-K and you can plainly see that its effective tax rate for 2009, 2010, and 2011 was 47%, 45%, and 46% respectively. That is plainly a higher tax burden th...
| O-T Lounge|| Buying a new car this year - Beerinthepocket on 4/29/12 at 11:36 pm|
Lets say you have ~$40k to buy a new car, what would you get and why?...
| O-T Lounge|| Typical Night in Ft. Worth - Beerinthepocket on 3/31/12 at 4:54 pm|
So my night began with a girl peeing and bleeding all over a buddy's room and ended with shacking in the TCU freshman girls' dorm and finding out all my friends are in jail this morning... Would you describe this night as a success or utter failure?...
| O-T Lounge|| SB: Panama City - Beerinthepocket on 1/16/12 at 2:16 pm|
A group of friends and I are thinking about going to Panama City for 5 nights in March. Does anyone that has gone have any suggestions on a place to stay? Preferably a condo on the beach.
| O-T Lounge|| Study Aids - Beerinthepocket on 12/6/11 at 9:39 pm|
In lieu of Adderal and other similar medications, what have you found to work best as a substitute?
| Money Talk|| Trusts - Beerinthepocket on 9/21/11 at 9:36 pm|
Can one of the beneficiaries of a trust also be the trustee?
| O-T Lounge|| Visit to Shreveport: Almost died - Beerinthepocket on 7/22/11 at 6:17 am|
Got mugged walking to Sam's Town. A pistol to the head made me realize what is important in life, and the 7 dollars in my wallet wasn't it....
| O-T Lounge|| Trapped in a strip club - Beerinthepocket on 7/10/11 at 12:42 pm|
So I was with some friends last night on bourbon street in an awful strip club and I heard some popping outside. Of course my dumb arse thinks it's a good idea to try to walk outside and see what it is. I was promptly grabbed by the strippers and told to get down. I asked if this was actually happeni...