| O-T Lounge|| re: Why are there no banks open past 5 - Dead Mike on 2/26/15 at 11:41 am|
[quote]I use ATM to take money out but I feel uncomfortable depositing money. I feel like something will go wrong. Guess I'm paranoid but I like handing my deposits to a person who is punching the numbers into the computer[/quote]
That teller makes mistakes as well, and depending on the kind of b...
| Money Talk|| re: Settle the argument: Max out Retirement or Pay off house? - Dead Mike on 2/20/15 at 11:16 am|
Nvm, didn't see the edit....
| O-T Lounge|| re: Circling sharks: Question for bank people - Dead Mike on 2/17/15 at 4:15 pm|
[quote]In any event, I successfully fended off their efforts to "help" me, although now I suppose, I'll receive a barrage of direct mail on their investment services. [/quote]
Better than average chance that you can request to have your customer profile flagged for no phone/mail solicitation....
| O-T Lounge|| re: Circling sharks: Question for bank people - Dead Mike on 2/17/15 at 4:10 pm|
[quote]Thanks for the information. I typically avoid banks, at least ones in this country. However, should I ever deposit another check of any size into a U.S. bank, I'll bring with me a baseball bat or some mace or something to fend off the "relationship bankers."[/quote]
A simple "No thanks, I'...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Is the Wallgreens at Govt/Acadian the worst pharmacy in America? - Dead Mike on 2/12/15 at 11:18 pm|
The Govt/Acadian Walgreens pharmacy is a pretty poor experience. I was waiting for a flu shot there, and I got to listen to a bunch of pissed off customers sitting around bitching about how long it was taking for their scripts to get filled. ...
| Money Talk|| re: Making money off of currency exchange... - Dead Mike on 2/5/15 at 4:16 pm|
You can make 25% on each trade in raw dollar yield....
| LSU Recruiting Board|| re: Chavis's departure will end up being a blessing - Dead Mike on 1/23/15 at 8:12 pm|
[quote]Against Power 5 competition, we were 5th in conference in 2009 in yards per play. Where are you getting your stats?
Ah, I wasn't selecting for BCS AQ/Power 5 conference stats....
| LSU Recruiting Board|| re: Chavis's departure will end up being a blessing - Dead Mike on 1/23/15 at 7:33 pm|
[quote]Yards Per Game and Points Per Game are popular stats to use, but they're by definition a product of the number of snaps and number of drives a defense faces per game.
Miles's fundamental approach to football is to shorten games as much as possible, and this is easily seen in "Total" stati...
| LSU Recruiting Board|| re: Chavis's departure will end up being a blessing - Dead Mike on 1/23/15 at 7:10 pm|
[quote]All of those nice stats really don't mean a thing.
You are not a "great" defensive coordinator if you average 3 losses per year during your 6 tenure (18 losses) and lose 4 of 6 bowl games.
Considering this past season's putrid offensive output, I'd normally agree with you & let Chavis...
| LSU Recruiting Board|| re: Chavis's departure will end up being a blessing - Dead Mike on 1/23/15 at 1:41 am|
[quote]I'm starting to re-think his "greatness" in light of a Ranters post of the actual numbers:
2004... Last year of Muschamp D, gave up 256 yds a game
In comes Pellini
2005 266 yds Total D
2008 Co D Coordinator disaster... 325
2009 in comes Chavis... 327...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Bad 2nd half aside....let's talk crappy halftime entertainment at PMAC - Dead Mike on 1/17/15 at 3:30 pm|
Man, that halftime entertainment was cringeworthy. Bunch of crying kids being herded around and awkwardly rolling about tiny basketballs to a cheesy song....
| Money Talk|| re: Credit Card Rewards and Points Discussion - Dead Mike on 1/4/15 at 5:38 pm|
Dodged a bullet with my CSP. I forgot to cancel or downgrade before I got hit with a $125 annual fee. Once I got an e-mail notification, I called them and I was able to downgrade to the Chase Sapphire and have the fee credited next billing cycle....
| Pelicans Talk|| Expected Strength of Schedule - Dead Mike on 12/22/14 at 6:55 pm|
Not sure if this has already been posted as I don't frequent this board very often, but I saw this graphic posted elsewhere and thought it might be interesting to some of you:
| Money Talk|| re: Coming into a small inheritance.. what to do with it? UpDated - Dead Mike on 12/2/14 at 1:02 pm|
It checks out. I spent $2000 on a 6-month trip to Tahiti, now that doesn't include airfare because I stowed away on a Panamanian oil freighter. Also no hotel, because I built a dwelling from twigs and mud....
| Money Talk|| re: Credit Card Rewards and Points Discussion - Dead Mike on 12/2/14 at 8:12 am|
[quote]I thought it was just for the card you have, i.e. I have the Delta Amex but I am still eligible for any bonus from any other Amex card. [/quote]
That was my assumption as well, and it still might be true, but when I browse through credit cards on my normal IP address, it shows which card I...
| Food and Drink Board|| re: French Press afficionados - Dead Mike on 12/2/14 at 1:13 am|
I have a 3-cup/1 mug press and an electric kettle that'll hold temps for a while. I usually only drink one cup on the weekends, but if I want two, the turnaround time is about 6 minutes from grind-to-press....
| Money Talk|| re: Credit Card Rewards and Points Discussion - Dead Mike on 12/2/14 at 1:07 am|
MSY. Thanks, I'll look into the BA card. ...
| Money Talk|| re: Credit Card Rewards and Points Discussion - Dead Mike on 12/2/14 at 12:16 am|
Might be a question for r/churning, but I'm considering booking a trip for 2 to Toronto around the middle of 2015, and I'd like to cover most of it with CC rewards if it's feasible.
There are some handicaps, though; I already blew my CSP load last year (50k/3k spend) and depleted my points with...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Where has that offense been? - Dead Mike on 11/28/14 at 1:01 pm|
Sounds like people are getting a false positive impression of this offense from one game. TAMU has the #105 overall defense in ypg and the #113 overall defense in rushing ypg. Running 10 jet sweeps or whatever doesn't mean we've had an offensive revolution....
| Money Talk|| re: Anybody use that Acorns app? - Dead Mike on 11/10/14 at 7:18 pm|
Isn't it $1/month and .25-.5% annually to use the service? I like the idea but it seems like it'd be more cost-effective to set up a low-dollar automatic transfer to your savings or investment account....