| Money Talk|| re: Credit Card Rewards and Points Discussion - JustinTI on 2/19/15 at 8:56 pm|
[quote]flying AA on Sat for a funeral
It's not too late. E-mail me your AA record locator at firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll see if space is available to make it happen....
| Money Talk|| re: Credit Card Rewards and Points Discussion - JustinTI on 2/18/15 at 11:42 pm|
ETA - No longer available.
Anyone have an American Airlines flight this month? I have a single SWU left that I'm not going to use, and they've gotten strict about not applying them to flights post expiration - which has caught me off guard. I know we have some fellow frequent flyer geeks here, ...
| Money Talk|| re: Credit Card Rewards and Points Discussion - JustinTI on 2/13/15 at 2:04 pm|
Couple thoughts on Pacific point travel...
Air Tahiti Nui partners with Delta and AA and flies to Tahiti from the US. But they are not the only option. Air France (Skyteam) flies LAX-PPT. It was one of the sweet spots in the Delta award chart (relatively speaking)...when DL actually had an awa...
| Money Talk|| re: Credit Card Rewards and Points Discussion - JustinTI on 1/31/15 at 1:59 pm|
[quote]Have 5 days at an island so there has been some consideration of Ko Lanta for bluer waters. [/quote]
Spent 5 nights on Koh Lanta at Lanta Castaway a couple years back. We had a great time. Lanta was more off the beaten path...Much less of a Spring Break/overcrowded atmosphere than Phuket...
| Food and Drink Board|| re: French Press afficionados - JustinTI on 12/1/14 at 11:57 pm|
[quote]Wouldn't the coffee continue to steep over the grounds unless you pour it off?[/quote]
That's why I pour it in a Thermos, but it is still pretty drinkable if left in the carafe after pressed....
| Food and Drink Board|| re: French Press afficionados - JustinTI on 12/1/14 at 8:31 am|
Get one a thermos. I have [link=(http://www.amazon.com/Thermos-Insulated-Compact-Stainless-Beverage/dp/B00JFB2RA6/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1417443900&sr=8-3&keywords=insulated+thermos)]this one[/link], and it works great. If you boil extra water and pour it in the thermos while the coffee is brewing...
| Money Talk|| re: Credit Card Rewards and Points Discussion - JustinTI on 9/10/14 at 5:49 pm|
[quote]Btw I feel humbled you chose to post in our thread, Mr. 9 post a year[/quote]
Haha. I'll lurk and read the threads that interest me. If I have something worthwhile to add, I'll chime in. Travel stuff will usually get me to post something. I've been big into miles/points for a while now...
| Money Talk|| re: Credit Card Rewards and Points Discussion - JustinTI on 9/10/14 at 5:39 pm|
Bad news...Amazon Payments is eliminating person to person payments in October. RIP Amazon Payments - it was fantastic for years.
Check your inbox for the following release:
[quote]Greetings from Amazon Payments:
Each year we send out a notice to every person who has an active Amazon Payme...
| Money Talk|| re: New Job: Transfer old 401k to new or Rollover to IRA - JustinTI on 7/25/14 at 10:24 am|
One downside to rolling it over to an IRA is that you lose the ability (or greatly reduce it) to do backdoor Roth IRA contributions if you/your spouse do or will exceed the Roth IRA income limits....
| Money Talk|| re: Mortgage Advice - What Am I Missing? - JustinTI on 7/23/14 at 10:19 pm|
[quote]What smoke and mirrors could he be referring to? I just don't understand how I could possible get a hidden fee/cost when I straight up ask the lenders if there are any.
There are none. Again, I closed with this exact bank on a new purchase less than a month ago. No delays, no ...
| Money Talk|| re: Mortgage Advice - What Am I Missing? - JustinTI on 7/22/14 at 10:37 am|
[quote]Long story short, I found an online lender (FFSi, First Financial Services Inc) who offered us a 30 year fixed, zero points, for 3.99% and they would also pay the lender fees. On the other hand, the guy we originally sat down with gave us 4.375% with $1,300 in lender fees. [/quote]
| Tiger Rant|| re: MLB Draft Thread Over (Twitter updates as these come) - JustinTI on 6/7/14 at 6:29 pm|
[quote]How many guys that have been drafted after the 10th round, have been given 7 figures under this new format?[/quote]
Not sure about 2012, but no one drafted after the tenth round got 7 figures in 2013. The highest was Rowdy Tellez at $850k. Including Tellez, only 4 guys drafted outside of...
| Money Talk|| re: Credit Card Rewards and Points Discussion - JustinTI on 5/7/14 at 3:57 pm|
[quote]A to B
B to C
C to D
D to A
Don't view it as couples sending money.
We've been doing it for 7 months or so.
Change up amounts, don't send the max, sometimes 2 separate payments. Just thoughts to change up patterns. Not sure if it matters, but it has worked so far.[/quote]
| O-T Lounge|| re: Going to Thailand - JustinTI on 2/24/14 at 12:59 pm|
[quote]I'm stuck between Krabi (Ko Lanta, etc) and Phi Phi on one side and Ko Samui on the other. [/quote]
I have not been to Koh Samui, but I looked in to it. It seems more like a go and spend time in your resort/relax type place...which could be what you're looking for on a honeymoon.
| O-T Lounge|| re: Going to Thailand - JustinTI on 2/24/14 at 12:30 pm|
[quote]Nicest people on the planet and the dollar goes a real long way. You can live like a king on the cheap or you can spend money just for the sake of spending money and not get much more.[/quote]
I just wanted to hit on this some more. The Thais were genuinely nice and very trusting people.....
| O-T Lounge|| re: Going to Thailand - JustinTI on 2/24/14 at 12:18 pm|
Patara Elephant farm in Chiang Mai is worth the trip to Thailand alone. I also highly recommend A Lot of Thai cooking school in Chiang Mai if you are looking to do something along those lines.
I'd second that your time is better spent elsewhere than Phuket, but I'm sure you'll enjoy it too. Koh...
| O-T Lounge|| re: OT photographers - lets see some of your best work - JustinTI on 2/19/14 at 9:07 pm|
My two cents on getting on the road to taking good pictures...First, concentrate on learning the fundamentals before all else. What variables are involved in creating an exposure and why you would want to control each one. To put it way too simply - aperture controls depth of field (background blu...
| O-T Lounge|| re: OT photographers - lets see some of your best work - JustinTI on 2/19/14 at 1:43 pm|
[quote]Saw them. They are fantastic. Are you shooting your night shots from a tripod?[/quote]
Most of the night shots were taken from a tripod. The only time I usually bother with a tripod in the day is when I am using a neutral density filter...I'm sure you can squeeze out a little more resolut...
| O-T Lounge|| re: OT photographers - lets see some of your best work - JustinTI on 2/19/14 at 11:02 am|
[quote]Do you have them on flickr? [/quote]
I've got a small selection on Smugmug. See the link below:
Smugmug is blocked on my work computer for some reason, so let me know if there is a problem with the link.
| O-T Lounge|| re: OT photographers - lets see some of your best work - JustinTI on 2/18/14 at 11:32 pm|
Here are some of my favorites. Sorry for the picture overload...It's hard to choose: