| Political Talk|| re: How big of a joke is the "Kelly file"? - PlanoPrivateer on 7/21/14 at 9:18 pm|
[quote]Maybe the dumb bitch can have more credible people than what she has right now[/quote]Missed it. Who, specifically, did she have on that you are referring to?...
| Money Talk|| re: Using a Credit Card as down payment on car - PlanoPrivateer on 7/18/14 at 4:23 pm|
I asked this question a couple of years ago when buying a Honda. Was told we could buy using a credit card. We had the cash to pay off right away but I wanted the 2% cash back we would get. Later we were told we could only put a deposit of 10% or 20% (don’t remember the exact %) on the credit car...
| O-T Lounge|| re: I have 25 minutes to make a connection in Dallas to Lafayette - PlanoPrivateer on 7/17/14 at 5:49 pm|
Are you on American? Then you have a good chance. ...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Player Insurance - Paid for by University - A&M paid 50K - PlanoPrivateer on 7/17/14 at 12:42 pm|
[quote]Is that legal?[/quote]I don't pretend to know if it is legal or not. But, I would be surprised if A&M didn't run this by the NCAA first....
| Tiger Rant|| re: Underprivileged Tiger Fans - PlanoPrivateer on 7/14/14 at 8:27 am|
I once gave some tickets I couldn't use to Big Brothers. They were very thankful. You may want to consider them....
| Money Talk|| re: turnover rate and roth ira - PlanoPrivateer on 7/11/14 at 8:26 pm|
Not an expert but I believe turnover rate is only one consideration that is part of total return. A mutual fund, just like you or me, will encounter higher expenses if we trade a lot. Also, a lower turnover rate may indicate a less active management style. For example, an index fund. If a mutual...
| Food and Drink Board|| re: LA ranked 4th best state in US for food/drink - PlanoPrivateer on 7/7/14 at 7:20 pm|
I can't bitch too much about that list....
| Political Talk|| re: Do you believe in Social Security choice? - PlanoPrivateer on 7/7/14 at 7:05 pm|
Do I believe in Social Security choice? My answer would be, yes. However, I think the average taxpayer, at this point in time, is better off with it. There are several reasons some of which have already been mentioned. Many people would spend the 6.2% instead of invest it. Others would choose l...
| Money Talk|| re: Tomorrow, 7/8, is the ex-dividend date for AT&T (T) - PlanoPrivateer on 7/7/14 at 10:03 am|
[quote] but that seems rather high for such a large company[/quote]
Agree that is one of the reasons I have some shares of AT&T and have it on my watch list. It may be one of the first stocks I buy more of if the long awaited correction ever happens. :lol:...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Why do so many of you care what other people think of Miles? - PlanoPrivateer on 7/3/14 at 10:47 pm|
[quote]What you read/hear in the media isn't what actually goes on, e.g the Saban/Texas idiocy. [/quote]You are right about this but if you don't think Texas was interested in getting Saban then, I believe, you would be wrong....
| O-T Lounge|| re: If you're separated but not yet divorced, should you wait to date? - PlanoPrivateer on 7/3/14 at 10:46 am|
A Legal Separation should be able to protect you. I'd check with an attorney in your state which appears to be Florida.
| Money Talk|| re: Best Guess When it's time to Pull out the Market? - PlanoPrivateer on 7/2/14 at 12:05 pm|
Buy low and sell high. At least you’d have the sell high part right. Unless, of course, the market continues to rise. I’m now semi-retired and holding steady about 50% stock and 50% bond mutual funds in my retirement accounts. In my stock trading (non-retirement money account) I am holding what ...
| Money Talk|| re: (6/30/14 Updated standings are on page 7.) Predict the 12/31/2014 market prices. - PlanoPrivateer on 7/1/14 at 10:16 am|
Thanks for the update but not happy with the standings. I need the stock markets to jump and interest rates to jump even more. Even though there are 6 months left it looks like I can say, "wait until next year."...
| Outdoor Board|| re: Hurricane Season is upon us, what does your supply list look like? - PlanoPrivateer on 6/28/14 at 2:57 pm|
Cash is a good thing to have plenty of. ...
| Money Talk|| re: Vanguard Funds - PlanoPrivateer on 6/24/14 at 10:27 am|
I didn't have to request the upgrade to Admiral fund. Vanguard notified me and it was pretty much automatic. I don't know if they still do that or not....
| Money Talk|| re: 401(k) advice - PlanoPrivateer on 6/19/14 at 8:46 pm|
Your Roth 401K is through work. Do they match? If so, the match is probably post tax. Without specifics I'd contribute pre tax to the Roth 401K up to the match. Then I'd go to a Roth IRA up to the limit by law. So it depends on how much you can afford to put towards retirement. If you are marri...
| Money Talk|| re: What is your largest single holding? - PlanoPrivateer on 6/18/14 at 11:09 am|
Stock: Lockheed Martin
Mutual Fund: Vanguard Index 500...
| Money Talk|| re: just started my first real job out of college (401k advise) - PlanoPrivateer on 6/12/14 at 5:21 pm|
[quote]Plano-Do you disagree with the idea of holding your emergency fund in your Roth?[/quote]
I don't disagree with it but I don't do it. ...
| Money Talk|| re: just started my first real job out of college (401k advise) - PlanoPrivateer on 6/12/14 at 10:49 am|
I would put 6% of my salary in your company’s 401k and another 4% into a Roth IRA. Every time you get a raise increase the Roth contribution by another 1%. For the Roth I would go with Vanguard Total Stock Market Index Fund.
Of course you need an emergency fund but some will say your Roth could...
| Political Talk|| re: Im pretty close to this election - PlanoPrivateer on 6/10/14 at 8:48 pm|
I take it that Mike Dickenson is not going to be the Dem candidate. Greta handed that that guy his ass. And, he was smiling the whole time. Dems had to be scared that he might be their man....
| Tiger Rant|| re: Gausman winning pitcher of record through 7 - PlanoPrivateer on 6/7/14 at 9:02 pm|
Heads up. One minute apart. Wasn't there when I posted. But thanks anyway....
| Tiger Rant|| Gausman winning pitcher of record through 7 - PlanoPrivateer on 6/7/14 at 8:42 pm|
O's up 6 to 1 after 7 innings. Reliever in to start the 8th. ...
| Political Talk|| re: Megyn Kelly - PlanoPrivateer on 6/5/14 at 1:25 pm|
I don't have a link but check out Fox's Sandra Smith. She is an LSU grad, smart, pretty and looooaaaddded....
| Political Talk|| re: Austin Homeowners Realize Taxes Cost Money - PlanoPrivateer on 6/3/14 at 9:57 am|
[quote] There isn't any real reduction (only 15%) for passing a certain age, so in that respect, Texas is rather unfriendly to retirees.[/quote]
I disagree with this part of your post.
As I understand my Texas property tax – you get an extra exemption for being over 65 years of age. In addition...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Are you a Narcissist? - PlanoPrivateer on 5/27/14 at 7:33 am|
This thread reminded me of an old song by Mac Davis (I believe).
Oh Lord it’s hard to be humble
When you’re perfect in every way
I can’t wait to look in the mirror
I get better looking each day
| Tiger Rant|| re: LSU-Penn State - PlanoPrivateer on 5/27/14 at 6:50 am|
[quote]Worst field conditions EVER seen in a game.[/quote]
I was there as well. The grass sod was new. A player would make a cut and a chuck of sod would come up. From time to time (during timeouts) bowl staff would go out on the field and put some of the sod back in place....
| Tiger Rant|| re: It almost feels like gorilla ball is back - PlanoPrivateer on 5/26/14 at 10:47 am|
Can we still say geauxrilla ball?...
| Tiger Rant|| re: What was the "check the bat call"???? - PlanoPrivateer on 5/25/14 at 9:06 pm|
Quote, From looking at it I would say he was either checking for glue or for cracks. With composite bats you can use spray glue to give a thoroughly broken in almost cracked bat a little more life. Also if a bat is slightly cracked or spider webbed it is most likely extremely broken in or "hot". Jus...
| Political Talk|| re: Judge Judy - PlanoPrivateer on 5/22/14 at 8:24 pm|
She is the beneficiary of selective editing because, after all, it is her show and they don't want her to ever look bad or incorrect....
| O-T Lounge|| re: We lost one of the greatest Americans (who no one ever heard of) yesterday.... - PlanoPrivateer on 5/22/14 at 8:07 pm|
Sounds like a great, great American. So sorry for your loss. May he rest in peace and God bless you and your family.