| Tiger Rant|| re: Check in here if you're ok with swinging there 2-0 - Dead Mike on 6/16/13 at 11:36 pm|
[quote]your putting pressure on the defense when you bunt for a hit or bunt to move a runner over. How many times have you seen a defense screw up up a bunt where they throw wild to 1st or try and get the lead runner at 2nd and throw it into center field. Ive seen its hundreds of times.[/quote]
| Tiger Rant|| re: Check in here if you're ok with swinging there 2-0 - Dead Mike on 6/16/13 at 11:28 pm|
[quote]the way I look at it is this..
Is there a better chance of getting two hits from three batters or one hit from 2 batters (possibly 3 if they walk someone with first base open)
I bunt every time, no matter who is up[/quote]
You don't necessarily need another hit. You need one reasonabl...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Check in here if you're ok with swinging there 2-0 - Dead Mike on 6/16/13 at 11:17 pm|
[quote]Seemed to work for UCLA tonight
Rhymes's double play would've turned out much differently if the 3rd baseman had thrown it into right field, if we want to count on pressuring the fielder....
| Tiger Rant|| re: Check in here if you're ok with Raph bunting - Dead Mike on 6/16/13 at 10:46 pm|
[quote]he should have taken another pitch. That was the right move.
Not bunting, or swinging away[/quote]
Completely agree, but I guess you trust your established hitter to make the right decision....
| Tiger Rant|| re: Check in here if you're ok with Raph bunting - Dead Mike on 6/16/13 at 10:35 pm|
I disagree with bunting in that situation. You've got three outs to manufacture 1-2 runs and your .340 hitter is up. Rhymes has little experience bunting in game situations this season and a 2-0 count. ...
| O-T Lounge|| re: I Just drank a bunch of vodka with mio drops in them - Dead Mike on 6/15/13 at 1:37 am|
[quote]I Just drank a bunch of vodka with mio drops in them
And started watching LSU baseball hype videos from 2009 till now.[/quote]
I didn't even know they had Mio drops in 2009....
| O-T Lounge|| re: Did I get scammed? - Dead Mike on 6/14/13 at 10:11 pm|
[quote]the banks would not unroll your change to count it. that's how they take it.
Unless they have a coin counter, in which case they generally wouldn't keep customer rolled change on hand. ...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Did I get scammed? - Dead Mike on 6/14/13 at 9:44 pm|
There are a lot of bank branches out there with automatic coin counters. It would be a pain in the arse to bring rolled change to one of those branches as the branch staff would have to unroll it all and dump it into the machine....
| Money Talk|| BS or MS in Finance? - Dead Mike on 6/12/13 at 1:28 pm|
I'm considering going back to school, and I'm strongly favoring a career path in finance, maybe commercial banking, but mostly because I have more exposure to that. I'm a bank teller with a humanities degree (surprise) and I want a better track for advancement.
I've been leaning toward a B.S. in...
| More Sports Board|| re: The Worst Article Ever Written About Tebow (Grantland Trolling) - Dead Mike on 6/11/13 at 5:27 pm|
[quote]He came to Manhattan pregnant with hope, but destined for an abortion.[/quote]
| Money Talk|| re: If you had 120,000 in the bank. - Dead Mike on 6/10/13 at 8:27 pm|
[quote]In a traditional ira, do they tax the dividends in they are reinvested?[/quote]
Traditional IRAs are tax deferred for contributions and earnings. You are taxed at the time of withdrawal. ...
| More Sports Board|| re: Whose Your Worst NFL player who Started 1+ Seasons For Your Team - Dead Mike on 6/9/13 at 4:16 pm|
[quote]I know when saints gameday threads go sour on drew brees, i think the people have to be under 21 years old bc there is no way after watching
Billy Joe tolliver
There is no way you can watch drew ...
| Money Talk|| re: If you had 120,000 in the bank. - Dead Mike on 6/5/13 at 10:04 pm|
Would you suggest he DCA that lump sum, lynx?...
| More Sports Board|| re: Eddie Vanderdoes is going to UCLA instead of ND - Dead Mike on 6/4/13 at 10:04 pm|
[quote]stating the facts.
College football recruiting is beyond out of control at this point.
Funny even 20 years ago coaches managed to somehow someway recruit players sans all these toys.
College football recruiting wasn't out of control when they were (demonstra...
| Money Talk|| re: Roth IRA as a savings account? - Dead Mike on 6/4/13 at 5:40 pm|
[quote]Keep in mind that you cant touch your contributions within the Roth IRA until the account has been opened for at least 5 yrs.
False. You only face a tax penalty for non-qualified distribution of earnings, conversion contributions, or rollover contributions.
| Money Talk|| re: Roth IRA as a savings account? - Dead Mike on 6/4/13 at 12:01 pm|
A HELOC can be used as a stop gap before tapping your Roth funds. You'll pay interest on whatever you draw from that account but the rates are so low that you're (hopefully) outpacing it in your Roth. You also have a lot more flexibility in paying down a HELOC than you do in replacing Roth IRA contr...
| Money Talk|| re: If you had 120,000 in the bank. - Dead Mike on 6/3/13 at 10:36 pm|
I wouldn't dollar cost average a lump sum given that huge chunks would be doing nothing in a savings or money market acct, but I would have a relatively diverse asset allocation with annual rebalancing. Maybe 20% domestic stocks, 20% foreign stocks, 20% bonds, 20% REITs, 20% cash. I haven't really...
| Tiger Rant|| re: BR Regional: LSU 5, ULL 1 (F) - LSU to face Oklahoma in Super Regionals - Dead Mike on 6/2/13 at 8:35 pm|
Clearly safe upon replay. Meh....
| O-T Lounge|| re: how common are keloid scars among white people? - Dead Mike on 6/2/13 at 6:34 pm|
| Money Talk|| re: Congratulations to all new college grads. - Dead Mike on 5/31/13 at 6:46 pm|
Latest figures I saw were 3500 per semester for tuition and fees as an in-state student....
| Food and Drink Board|| re: Ordering an Old Fashioned - Dead Mike on 5/28/13 at 9:19 pm|
This is how I do them:
Dissolve one sugar cube in water
Add 2-3 dashes Angostura bitters
Add a few ice cubes
Cut a little bit of orange zest into/over the glass
Pour in whiskey
Add a cherry, maybe
| Money Talk|| re: 401k, IRA and Roth IRA - Dead Mike on 5/27/13 at 2:51 pm|
[quote]And generally speaking, it's not in your best interest to contribute to both simultaneously.
| Money Talk|| re: Traditional IRA questions - Dead Mike on 5/22/13 at 10:00 am|
[quote]You have no experience with ira's, not even in the ballpark to a little experience with that statement. [/quote]
If she has a traditional IRA with a credit union then her holdings are probably CDs. Most banking institutions offer CD IRAs....
| Money Talk|| re: Need help with 401(k) allocation - Dead Mike on 5/17/13 at 5:12 pm|
A 401k should only be a portion of your investment vehicles, ideally. Thus, you can contribute up to the limit if you want, but there are other options to allocate further investments.
As for allocation, it might be a good idea to choose more volatile options in your 401k because of the contribut...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Need Help: Phone interview this afternoon - Dead Mike on 5/16/13 at 1:13 pm|
Call at the designated time. I had two phone interviews a few weeks back with two different companies and both HR reps called at or within a minute of the designated time....
| Money Talk|| re: How much is too much to pay for rent - Dead Mike on 5/14/13 at 8:52 pm|
I stayed in a 3br/2ba off corporate, rent was $1200/mo. I think they raised the rents there, probably around $1300/mo now....
| Money Talk|| re: Savings Acct Questions - Dead Mike on 5/14/13 at 3:38 pm|
A few of my teachers in high school indoctrinated us on the merits of Roth IRA long term investing (i.e. invest 8000 by age 20 and you'll have 1,000,000 after retirement). These were the same teachers who ran stock market simulation games.
It was an imperfect and very focused lesson that I'm sur...
| Money Talk|| re: Savings Acct Questions - Dead Mike on 5/14/13 at 11:52 am|
Yeah, it doesn't really matter in terms of rates. You shouldn't keep enough in a savings account for fractions of a percentage to have any meaningful difference. Far more important is customer service and convenience. If you're satisfied with BoA and you'd like the convenience of transferring money ...
| Money Talk|| re: So I got my first ever credit card!!! and the bank tells me NOT to pay it off - Dead Mike on 5/13/13 at 3:27 pm|
[quote]Is this what I should be doing for the first 12 months? I find it hard to believe that the best way to build up my credit with my new credit card is to NOT pay off my debt every month.
Creditworthiness is not a rating of financial responsibility, but instead a rating of potential...
| Money Talk|| re: Credit card question - statement v. current balance - Dead Mike on 5/13/13 at 12:10 pm|
The statement balance is what you need to pay off entirely before the date the minimum payment is due....