| O-T Lounge|| WWTOTD: Contractor took deposit check and never showed *Updated pg 10* - Htown Tiger on 7/9/13 at 7:42 am|
I paid a contractor a deposit for a job at my house (I received 3 quotes from 3 different contractors, all requiring a deposit). Guy never showed and hasnt returned phone calls or emails in almost a month.
Do I have any recourse here? The check was made out to the company, an LLC. ...
| Fantasy Sports Board|| Dominick Brown vs Cespedes - Better rest of career - Htown Tiger on 7/4/13 at 10:26 am|
I know we all have crystal balls, so which one should I keep and which one should I look to trade here at midseason to make my push this year? ...
| Food and Drink Board|| Downhouse in Houston - Htown Tiger on 6/2/13 at 4:47 pm|
Curious to know if anyone has ever been, and if so, if you've tried the fried chicken. Best fried chicken I've ever had and I really want to know how to make it. ...
| Money Talk|| Anyone have a garage apartment that they rent out? - Htown Tiger on 5/12/13 at 6:12 pm|
Considering doing this and wanted to hear any pros/cons or horror stories before getting into it too much. Any concerns with someone else essentially living on your property?...
| Outdoor Board|| Need fence line tree/shrub ideas - Htown Tiger on 5/5/13 at 5:06 pm|
We have a 6ft wood fence that faces a street and we would like to put some shrubs or trees along the fence line for privacy. Anything that will grow from 6-10ft will do. Any suggestions on what shrubs would be a good fit? The fence line is about 40ft across. ...
| Money Talk|| A hiring company requesting compensation history **Updated OP** - Htown Tiger on 4/10/13 at 10:19 am|
Has anyone ever been asked to provide a hiring company's HR department (i.e. prior to them finalizing an offer to you) your past 2-3 years of compensation (salary+bonus+stock+etc)? I just recently was, and am a little curious about the rationalization behind it. For an opportunity that's a pretty ni...
| Money Talk|| Is it normal to just never hear back following an interview? - Htown Tiger on 3/25/13 at 2:48 pm|
Been over 4 weeks since my second, all day long interview and either a) the company hasn't made a decision, or b) they did and the recruiting agency is just moving on. This person really wasn't "my recruiter", but more of a headhunting service that this particular company utilizes all the time. I'm ...
| Money Talk|| Are 'Thank you' emails expected at every level? - Htown Tiger on 1/29/13 at 10:27 am|
I understand sending them when you're a college student interviewing for a job. I also understand them when you've been in the industry a couple of year and are interviewing for that next step up, be it a Senior position or even a Manager level. It's more of a formality than anything else, and reall...
| O-T Lounge|| Anyone ever pick up any day laborers (particularly in Houston)? - Htown Tiger on 1/26/13 at 12:11 pm|
Might try to find some tomorrow to do some stuff for my in my yard. Went to Home Depot today, but didnt see any. I know there's a popular spot near I-10 and Shephard, so will check that out tomorrow. Just curious if anyone else has done this. I was going to offer about $10/hr? :dunno: ...
| Money Talk|| Internal Auditing Summer Case Study Class - Htown Tiger on 1/15/13 at 12:22 pm|
Does anyone know if this class is mandatory or not? And if its not taken, can one still get an internship?...
| More Sports Board|| NCAAB Bet Thread 12/11 - Htown Tiger on 12/10/12 at 6:39 pm|
One main play for Tuesday: Cal Poly +6
Will have a lean or two tomorrow.
Main Play YTD: 25-14
Leans YTD: 26-9 ...
| More Sports Board|| NCAAB Bet Thread 12/9 - Htown Tiger on 12/9/12 at 9:13 am|
Tough day yesterday on my main plays, but my leans bailed me out going 6-2.
Main Plays for Sunday (24-13 YTD):
Leans (24-9 YTD):
North Dakota St -16...
| More Sports Board|| NCAAB Bet Thread 12/7 - Htown Tiger on 12/6/12 at 10:48 pm|
Early look at tomorrow's games:
Leans: Canisius +6, Rider -4
Record YTD: Main Plays 22-9, Leans 15-7...
| More Sports Board|| NCAAB Bet Thread 12/6 - Htown Tiger on 12/6/12 at 8:00 am|
Only a few lines today, but still playing a couple:
Tennessee Tech +3.5
Leans: Creighton -7.5, Idaho +2.5
ETA: Record- Main Plays: 19-9, Leans: 14-6...
| O-T Lounge|| What recourse might I have here? - Htown Tiger on 11/22/12 at 3:02 pm|
I'll try to be as succinct as possible:
1) Ordered an item online. It was delivered. Wrong size. I called, got a 'return authorization number' and was told to fill out the return form from their website and ship it back. Completed.
2) I call a week and half later looking for an update, and they sa...
| LSU Ticket Exchange|| 2 LSU/Ole Miss Tickets; Section 215 North Endzone; Row 9 - Htown Tiger on 11/8/12 at 3:38 pm|
$100 for pair.
| Fantasy Sports Board|| Tough RB & WR decisions this week - Htown Tiger on 10/23/12 at 11:34 am|
[b]RB - Pick 2:[/b]
CJ2K vs Indy
McFadden @ KC
Ryan Matthews @ Cleveland
[b]WR - Leave 1 out:[/b]
Julio Jones @ Philly
Wes Welker @ St Louis
Reggie Wayne @ Tenn
Antonio Brown vs Washington
| Tiger Rant|| Big Woodrow's Roll Call - Htown Tiger on 10/20/12 at 9:13 am|
| Fantasy Sports Board|| Who else needs Rodgers to be contained tonight? - Htown Tiger on 10/14/12 at 5:54 pm|
Matty Ice sucked for me today, so only holding a slim double digit lead and he has Rodgers tonight. Let's go Texans D! ...
| More Sports Board|| Beano Cook dead? - Htown Tiger on 10/11/12 at 11:09 am|
Being reported via ESPN guy on twitter. I actually liked ole Beano....
| Fantasy Sports Board|| I get Ryan Matthews; I give Doug Martin & Steve Johnson - Htown Tiger on 10/3/12 at 1:16 pm|
- I already have Jackie Battle just in case Matthews doesnt pan out.
- My other RBs are McFadden and Chris Johnson; can only start 2 (no flex)
- My other WRs are Julio, Welker, Antonio Brown, and Reggie Wayne; can only start 3 of them.
Basically, I didnt need S Johnson, and with C...
| Money Talk|| Selling stock - Q4 2012 vs Q1 2013 - Htown Tiger on 9/25/12 at 9:11 am|
I have some stock I'm looking to sell soon and was wondering if my understanding of the tax cuts and potential fiscal cliff is correct. Preferably, I'd like to sell these shares in 2013 to not have to worry about them for 2012 tax purposes, but if I wait till 2013, I will be subject to a 20% tax on ...
| O-T Lounge|| Are you supposed to give your realtor a gift at closing? - Htown Tiger on 9/20/12 at 3:19 pm|
I know he's going to get his 3% commission, but do people buy their realtors any additional gifts when you buy or sell a home? We're the sellers in this case, by the way....
| Fantasy Sports Board|| For those taking McFadden, who's your handcuff? - Htown Tiger on 8/24/12 at 3:50 pm|
Goodson or Jones?...
| Fantasy Sports Board|| Have the #10 & #11 picks - Pass on RBs? - Htown Tiger on 8/19/12 at 1:10 pm|
I'm in a 10 team league with the following starters: QB, RB, RB, WR, WR, TE, WR/TE
This year is one of the toughest I can remember. After the top 4 or so RBs, there are huge question marks. Megatron is the only legit WR I feel comfortable taking at 10 or 11. And QBs are pretty deep this season, a...
| Fantasy Sports Board|| I hate Heath Bell - Htown Tiger on 7/8/12 at 4:50 pm|
Ruining my ERA every other outing. Bench him indefinitely?...
| Food and Drink Board|| Hottest wings? - Htown Tiger on 3/16/12 at 8:12 pm|
I need some new challenges. I've had the 'Blazing' at BBW; the hottest sauce at Hooters is about the 4th hottest at BWW; the 'Atomic' at Wing Stop didnt really impress me.
What's something (locally) worth trying?
| Money Talk|| Tax question - Limitation on rental losses - Htown Tiger on 3/11/12 at 11:15 am|
I own rental property and every year I have been able to receive anywhere from $3k-$5k back at tax time recognizing my rental expenses, depreciation, etc. Well, since my wife went back to work in 2011, her income has now pushed us over the $150k mark and now I cannot recognize any losses?? This is c...
| Money Talk|| Question about Home Warranties - Htown Tiger on 3/5/12 at 11:03 am|
So this is my first home that I have owned, and its about 8 years old. It has a 10 year "structure home warranty" and had a question regarding whether something constitutes this. Below is a picture of an area of my living room ceiling. You can clearly see outlines of water damage as well as other 'w...
| Money Talk|| Roth IRA vs Variable Annuity Roth Account - Htown Tiger on 2/2/12 at 11:15 am|
So I need a little guidance from the Money Board...
Here's my objective: Max out a Roth IRA account (i.e. $5k) for 2011.
Here's what I have: a Variable Annuity from Western Reserve Life. A friend got me to sign up for this right after college and I had been funding it up until about 2 years ag...