| Political Talk|| 23 Americans would be Alive Today - Beerinthepocket on 7/17/14 at 2:43 pm|
It is my firm belief that if Romney were president today those 23 Americans on board that plane would still be alive.
Obama did not take Romney seriously when he warned of the danger that Russia poses to American interests and now 23 Americans are dead.
It seems like Romney is vindicated dail...
| O-T Lounge|| Uber approved by BR City Council - Beerinthepocket on 6/25/14 at 7:06 pm|
Looks like Uber, Lyft, and Sidecar have been approved in Baton Rouge. I suspect this will be a boon to the restaurant/bar scene in Baton Rouge. I...
| O-T Lounge|| Inspection Stick Checkpoint - Bawell - Beerinthepocket on 5/2/14 at 4:10 pm|
Between Acadian and College. Traffic is pretty bad there too....
| O-T Lounge|| Stuck in Laffy - Beerinthepocket on 1/24/14 at 7:41 pm|
So I managed to get stuck in Lafayette tonight. Getting dinner at "Social" (seems decent so far) then what should I do after? Slay some sloots at the keg?...
| 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?...