| Money Talk|| What are some things to look out for during a new home walk through? - saintforlife1 on 3/14/14 at 1:08 am|
We have one scheduled soon for our new condo. What are some things to look out for and some questions to ask the builder during the walkthrough? This is our first home purchase and we are new to this whole thing. So any tips and suggestions are appreciated. ...
| Money Talk|| Is it necessary to get an independent home inspector to inspect a new condo? - saintforlife1 on 3/9/14 at 3:09 am|
We are buying a new condo constructed by DR Horton. Is it necessary to get an independent home inspection done or it it waste of money on a new construction?
The builder said they went through multiple stages of inspection by the city inspectors certifying each stage and that they will share all...
| Money Talk|| Take the Evernote Coding Challenge - saintforlife1 on 3/8/14 at 1:53 am|
[quote]Do you have what it takes to be an Evernote engineer? We hope so! We challenge you to complete the three questions below. Score an Evernote Smart Notebook by Moleskine and the opportunity for an interview with our team if your code catches our eye.[/quote]
| Money Talk|| The Slickdeals Approach to Negotiating the Price of a New Car - saintforlife1 on 3/7/14 at 3:07 am|
[quote]1. Find a starting point
2. Get them bidding
3. Declare a winner[/quote]
Good tips in this thread here...[link=(http://slickdeals.net/f/1941590-the-slickdeals-approach-to-negotiating-the-price-of-a-new-car-updated-july-22-2010?)]LINK[/link]...
| Movie/TV Board|| Anybody disappointed with House of Cards Season 2? - saintforlife1 on 2/27/14 at 10:05 pm|
As realistic as the first season was in its portrayal of Washington and its politics (the passage of the education bill could happen exactly as it was shown), some of the plot lines in the second season just seemed so ridiculous.
How many scandals can a Vice President and ...
| Money Talk|| US Air Force begins transitioning BlackBerry devices to iPhones - saintforlife1 on 2/25/14 at 2:04 am|
[quote]The United States Air Force is replacing 5000 legacy BlackBerry smartphones with Apple's iPhone, and eventually all of their BlackBerry users will have to make the changeover. The announcement, reported by Defense News, comes as the future of BlackBerry within the Department of Defense is deb...
| Money Talk|| Facebook buys messaging app 'Whatsapp' for $16 Billion - saintforlife1 on 2/19/14 at 5:07 pm|
Can any of you finance whiz kids tell me how they came up with a $16 Billion valuation for a frickin' messaging app? What goes into such valuations? Can somebody walk a non-finance person through the process?...
| O-T Lounge|| Is is true that the Houston Texans Grille has one way mirrors in the urinals? - saintforlife1 on 2/19/14 at 10:23 am|
As in you're watching people dine while you try to pee...
Can any Houstonians (or is it Houstonites) confirm?
| O-T Lounge|| Apple May Have Considered Purchasing Tesla Last Year - saintforlife1 on 2/16/14 at 1:31 pm|
[quote]Apple's interest in vehicle and medical integration for its products is well-known, but a new report from the San Francisco Chronicle claims some new details on both fronts, including word that Apple may have explored a potential purchase of electric car manufacturer Tesla last year.
| O-T Lounge|| Gift ideas for someone who is retiring to a farm in Texas? - saintforlife1 on 2/14/14 at 12:09 pm|
I have a colleague who is retiring to a farm in Texas that he bought last year. He has traveled all over the world through work and was in the Air force when he was young. But this is the first time I think he is ever going to live in Texas.
What is a good Texas/Ranch themed gift to give him? If ...
| O-T Lounge|| iPhone 6 already leaked! - saintforlife1 on 2/12/14 at 6:56 pm|
[quote]Sonny Dickson has released a few teaser shots on Twitter of an "iPhone 6". For those who don't know Sonny Dickson, he's the guy who endlessly leaked the 5c and 5s last year, and he has an incredible track record.[/quote]
| Money Talk|| Would you do 7/1 ARM or a 30-year fixed mortgage for a starter home? - saintforlife1 on 2/12/14 at 1:51 pm|
If you are buying your first home and don't plan on living there beyond 5-7 years, would you go with 7/1 ARM or a 30 year fixed loan?
I am thinking if we don't plan to live there long term, why pay the extra interest (~3.4% vs ~4.2%)? At any time we still have the option to refinance to a 30-year...
| O-T Lounge|| Yes, there's already a Japanese super-fan waiting in line for iPhone 6 - saintforlife1 on 2/12/14 at 1:42 pm|
[quote]Excited for the release of the next iPhone? Well, no matter how excited you are, you will never be as excited as the man who was already waiting in line for his, wearing face paint and a giant cardboard iPhone cutout, as spotted by CNET.
We’re presumably about seven months away from the re...
| O-T Lounge|| Apple's iPhone, the New International Currency - saintforlife1 on 2/8/14 at 2:46 pm|
[quote]I’ve been paying my bills with iPhones. Not with apps or on bank sites—I’ve been using the Apple (AAPL) hardware as currency.
It started by accident in December, during a business trip to New York. I live in Rome, where domestic work comes cheap and technology is expensive. An unlocked, go...
| Money Talk|| A string of thefts hit Coinbase, Bitcoin's most reputable wallet service - saintforlife1 on 2/7/14 at 2:03 pm|
[quote]In a few hours on December 15th, Jeff lost nearly $10,000.
It was 10.6 bitcoins held in the wallet service Coinbase, the most well-funded and widely implemented service on the market. Jeff, who asked that we not use his last name, got the news of the transaction as soon as it happened, and...
| O-T Lounge|| Brand new app: "Secret" - it let's you share stuff anonymously - saintforlife1 on 2/6/14 at 9:03 pm|
[quote]Secret, by design, obscures the identity of the people who post there — but only to a point. Based on your address book, the app tells you whether something was posted by a friend, or a friend of a friend, or if it simply became popular and thus is available for all to see. In that case, it c...
| New Orleans Saints Talk|| If the Saints beat Seattle on Monday night, we are the current Super Bowl champs - saintforlife1 on 2/6/14 at 3:46 pm|
True or False?...
| More Sports Board|| Who wins his next Super Bowl first: Brady, Brees, P Manning, Rodgers or Wilson? - saintforlife1 on 2/6/14 at 3:36 pm|
| Tiger Rant|| Les Miles surrounds himself with talent - saintforlife1 on 2/5/14 at 10:46 pm|
| Money Talk|| WTF is up with Philip Morris (PM)? - saintforlife1 on 2/5/14 at 12:58 pm|
I thought it was supposed to be a sure shot like KO with people in the 3rd world smoking more than ever. It has under performed the S&P by a considerable margin over the past 6 months. See below chart. WTF is going on with them?
| O-T Lounge|| Mr.Bergis NASCAR prank phone call - saintforlife1 on 2/4/14 at 4:47 pm|
Anybody hear this before?
I don't think I've ever met someone that is so passionate about NASCAR.
| O-T Lounge|| Are these Apple's best ads yet? - saintforlife1 on 2/3/14 at 9:29 pm|
[link=(http://www.macrumors.com/2014/02/03/apple-anniversary-video-1-24-14/)]Watch Apple's tribute to 30 years of Mac, shot entirely with iPhones, edited on Macs[/link]
[link=(http://www.macrumors.com/2014/02/03/30th-anniversary-video-behind-the-scenes/)]Apple Releases New Behind-the-Scenes Video...
| O-T Lounge|| 14-Year-Old Boy Accused Of Shooting Sister (17) Surrenders To Oakland Police - saintforlife1 on 2/3/14 at 8:11 pm|
[quote]OAKLAND (KCBS) — The 14-year-old Oakland boy suspected in the fatal shooting of his 17-year-old sister last week has turned himself in.
Police say they believe Mario Toliver, Jr., fatally shot his sister, Justice Toliver, at their home at a high-rise apartment building at 801 Webster St. i...
| Money Talk|| At what age did you start putting the max yearly limit towards your 401(k)? - saintforlife1 on 2/3/14 at 4:07 pm|
Also once you started putting $16-17K or whatever the limit is, did you reduce your contributions temporarily during certain financial hardships like purchase of a new home, birth of a new baby etc., before going back up to the max limit once the finances settled down?...
| More Sports Board|| Rank these 3 coaches: Pete Carroll, Nick Saban, and Jim Harbaugh - saintforlife1 on 2/2/14 at 11:14 pm|
You can look at their entire body of work including college conference championships, National Championships, NFL regular season records and of course Super Bowl appearances/wins.
1. Carroll - Has had success at both levels
2. Harbaugh - Has had success at every level (only thing missing ...
| More Sports Board|| Seriously, how do you root against Peyton Manning & the Broncos? - saintforlife1 on 2/1/14 at 9:46 pm|
[b]Manning[/b] - an all-time great close to wrapping up his HOF career, goofy, likable, non-controversial, has the best commercials, holds his own in SNL appearances, came back from a near career-ending injury - need I say more?
[b]Broncos[/b] - play in a place where you can smoke pot legally and...
| Money Talk|| Google selling Motorola Mobility to Lenovo for $2-3 Billion - saintforlife1 on 1/29/14 at 3:45 pm|
[quote]Google is selling its Motorola Mobility division to Lenovo for $2-3 billion, according to a report from China Daily. Google acquired the company and its then 17,000-strong patent portfolio, along with 7,500 filed patents, in August of 2011 for roughly $12.5 billion.
At the time, Google sai...
| Money Talk|| How one man retired at the ripe age of 27 - saintforlife1 on 1/28/14 at 2:42 pm|
At 21, Brenton Hayden figured he'd need to accumulate $7 million to retire early and crafted a plan to do that.
| O-T Lounge|| Apple breaks iPhone (51 million) and iPad sales (26 million) records in Q1 2014 - saintforlife1 on 1/27/14 at 5:58 pm|
[quote]Apple predicted its first financial quarter of 2014 to be a big one, and those predictions were spot on. Revenues hit $57.6 billion, a new quarterly record for the company, while profits reached $13.1 billion, seemingly equal to its quarterly record of $13.1 billion. After surging to over $70...
| Money Talk|| AAPL down ~6% after earnings report - saintforlife1 on 1/27/14 at 3:48 pm|