| O-T Lounge|| re: Questions on Leasing a Vehicle - PlanoPrivateer on 3/6/14 at 1:36 pm|
[quote] I also need to find an apartment, furniture, etc. I have a lot of expenses right now and buying something outright would really eat away at my budget and I'd wind up sacrificing on pretty much everything else[/quote]You write that you need money to cover other expenses yet have to come up wi...
| Political Talk|| re: Regarding Lois Lerner's proclamation of innocence and the Fifth Amendment - PlanoPrivateer on 3/5/14 at 11:34 am|
[quote]She wants full immunity. If she gets it she will fall on her sword then go home and have a Coke and a smile while thinking about all the favors she can call in now by protecting folks. [/quote]
She says the buck stops with her if she gets immunity....
| More Sports Board|| Head Referee for St Paul / Mandeville game arrested in middle of game - update - PlanoPrivateer on 3/4/14 at 2:57 pm|
I tried to post a reply to the October string of posts but received a, this post is currently locked remark.
I came across an update of the Stephen Short saga in the latest Referee magazine. It said that he had been suspended for 10 days and demoted. I also found a story where he is appealing h...
| Political Talk|| re: In New Orleans it is legal to pay a woman to dance in your lap, but a crime to p - PlanoPrivateer on 3/3/14 at 11:07 am|
[quote]If you pay a woman $50 for sex it's prostitution. If you pay for a woman's $50 dinner for sex, it's a date.[/quote]
Zach, does dinner count as foreplay?...
| More Sports Board|| re: How much would you pay to play Augusta National? - PlanoPrivateer on 2/28/14 at 9:24 pm|
I wouldn’t go more than $500. Only because it is not that big a deal to me. Just to name drop I have played a few prestigious courses with the Old Course at St Andrews being the most famous. I just wouldn’t enjoy a round if I had to pay $5,000 to play....
| Outdoor Board|| re: Comic Tim Wilson dead of heart attack - PlanoPrivateer on 2/28/14 at 12:12 am|
When I lived in Florida I caught him on the bob and Tom show. Funny guy. Sorry to hear he passed too soon. ...
| Food and Drink Board|| re: Quick gumbp recipe question - PlanoPrivateer on 2/26/14 at 11:57 pm|
My wife and I made a seafood gumbo today. We doubled everything except salt and pepper. She can't handle the salt. We will offer some to the kids and freeze the rest. It turned out good so I know the kids will claim a lot. So yes, you can prorate up or down.
My wife told me I can make a spic...
| Money Talk|| re: I think its time we talk about the next Fed policy tool - PlanoPrivateer on 2/21/14 at 9:31 pm|
Doesn't mean that Doc is a piker....
| Tiger Rant|| re: CPM pulls Nola with no-no going..... - PlanoPrivateer on 2/21/14 at 9:23 pm|
I agree with this....
| Tiger Rant|| re: Baseball: LSU 9, VT 0 - FINAL - Next Game: Sat vs Toledo - Geaux Zone/100.7 Only - PlanoPrivateer on 2/21/14 at 9:07 pm|
| O-T Lounge|| re: Girl Goes Jogging, Ends Up Handcuffed and Arrested - PlanoPrivateer on 2/21/14 at 7:54 pm|
[quote]There was no need for him to stop and question me in the first place[/quote]I’ll accept this but, how do you know that with certainty? There may have been a rape or burglary nearby.[quote]What the frick was he going to arrest me for? [/quote]He may not be going to arrest you for anything - ju...
| Outdoor Board|| re: Your forced to limit your meat intake to 1 wild game and 1 fish... - PlanoPrivateer on 2/21/14 at 6:57 pm|
Well, disregarding the practicality of harvesting on the fish I would say hog and cobia....
| O-T Lounge|| re: Girl Goes Jogging, Ends Up Handcuffed and Arrested - PlanoPrivateer on 2/21/14 at 6:45 pm|
[quote]When living in Houston, I once had a constable stop me, while I was exercising, so that he could merely ask for ID. I wasn't jay-walking or breaking any other laws. He gave me shite for a few minutes about not having my ID (who wants to carry that shite around while exercising anyway) and then ...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Girl Goes Jogging, Ends Up Handcuffed and Arrested - PlanoPrivateer on 2/21/14 at 5:13 pm|
I believe if she would have given the police 60 polite seconds of her life she would have been on her way. She didn’t and spent no telling how much time in custody. Pick your battles better than this lady did....
| Money Talk|| re: Retirement planning, what's reasonable expectation for portfolio return - PlanoPrivateer on 2/19/14 at 11:03 am|
[quote]And to answer the OP, I don't have an expectation for portfolio return. The market giveth and taketh away year over year. My strategy is really very simple and takes little time: [/quote]
Agree as not having an expectation as to building a portfolio.
I use 5% as a rule of thumb. If I wan...
| Money Talk|| re: What's your number? - PlanoPrivateer on 2/17/14 at 5:06 pm|
The answer to this question for me is very different depending on where I am in my life cycle. For example, I have 3 children. If I was 35 years old then I would need a lot more than if I was 65 years old and my kids were out of school, married and on their own.
| O-T Lounge|| re: People who talk bad about cops - PlanoPrivateer on 2/13/14 at 9:10 pm|
I have respect for police and don’t understand the hate. Yes there are a few bad ones just like every other profession. Don’t break the law, show respect and you shouldn’t have a problem. Cop (pun intended) an attitude and you can expect a problem. Hell, if you cop an attitude with me (and I’m n...
| Money Talk|| re: How does one short a stock? - PlanoPrivateer on 2/10/14 at 5:55 pm|
You need to tell us what stock you have in mind and why you think it should be shorted especially if you are an insider. LOL...
| Political Talk|| re: Fox News/Business piece on Landrieu race live from BR - PlanoPrivateer on 2/10/14 at 4:53 pm|
Now that is not fair. Mary's ears do not go that high up on her head....
| Money Talk|| re: Vanguard Mutual Fund Recommendations? - PlanoPrivateer on 2/9/14 at 4:42 pm|
[quote] I have no problems with my retirement accounts being very aggressive at this point in time.[/quote]
I agree and think you are on the right track....
| Money Talk|| re: Vanguard Mutual Fund Recommendations? - PlanoPrivateer on 2/8/14 at 7:15 pm|
I like your thought to put the $3,000 in the VDAIX. That will get you over the $10,000 minimum to qualify for the Admiral status.
Also, at your age I wouldn’t have any money in the VMMXX money market fund inside of a Roth unless you are keeping some powder dry to take advantage of a dip. Even t...
| Money Talk|| re: Weekend Job Ideas - PlanoPrivateer on 2/2/14 at 5:06 pm|
Some will probably blast me for this. I believe that if you are 23 years old and “only” working 40 hours a week you are doing it wrong. Every one of my successful friends spent more than 40 hours week early in their career doing what they had to do to advance. I would say you should get to work e...
| Money Talk|| re: What are ways to reduce my Reportable Wages? - PlanoPrivateer on 1/29/14 at 6:37 pm|
That’s a nice problem to have. The highest bracket starts at $457,600. I would consultant a professional. You can afford it and it will probably pay for itself. You already max out your 401K’s and HSA’s.
Do you have any investment income? Utilize capital gains and municipals for the lowest t...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Favorite non-vulgar insults - PlanoPrivateer on 1/25/14 at 3:53 pm|
| Money Talk|| re: When do you contribute to your IRA? - PlanoPrivateer on 1/21/14 at 9:18 pm|
Monthly - $1,000 to my wife's in January and $1,000 to mine in February. Repeat throughout the year.
| More Sports Board|| re: Gordon Hayward engaged to girl fresh out of high school? - PlanoPrivateer on 1/21/14 at 3:10 pm|
It is Utah. Marry them young and marry them often....
| Money Talk|| re: (1/31/14 Updated standings are on page 6.) Predict the 12/31/2014 market prices. - PlanoPrivateer on 1/20/14 at 5:57 pm|
One thing I learned is that it is not necessarily a good thing to be in the lead early on. So says the person in 19th place....
| Money Talk|| re: PlanoPrivateer & thebrowns: Your attention is needed in the predictions thread - PlanoPrivateer on 1/6/14 at 5:31 pm|
Oops. I wanted the Nikkei to be at 17,000 (not 1700). What a difference a zero makes. Thanks for catching and bringing to my attention. Sorry for the inconvenience.
I'll also change on my original post.
| Money Talk|| re: (1/31/14 Updated standings are on page 6.) Predict the 12/31/2014 market prices. - PlanoPrivateer on 1/2/14 at 5:04 pm|
Thanks for running this annual contest. My guesses are:
Dow Jones 30 Average: 18,250
S&P 500 Index: 2030
Japan Nikkei Index: 17000
Apple Computer (AAPL): $575
10 YR Bond Yield: 4.0%
30 YR Bond Yield: 5.1%
Oil/barrel (WTI cr...
| Money Talk|| re: What was your very best performing stock of 2013? - PlanoPrivateer on 12/27/13 at 7:03 pm|
Lockheed (LMT) haven't held it a full year yet but it is up 65%....