| New Orleans Saints Talk|| re: Jim Mora Coaching Tree - GrantTheFan on 4/15/14 at 11:35 pm|
Very good blog post. One mistake, Vaughn Dunbar was a first round bust at running back under Mora, Vaughn Johnson was the linebacker. Well-written and good read, though....
| O-T Lounge|| re: Hi... First post OT Alpha. - GrantTheFan on 3/25/14 at 4:01 pm|
OT Douche, of which there are many....
| Money Talk|| re: Emergency Fund - GrantTheFan on 3/19/14 at 10:24 pm|
[quote]I do not understand the need for a savings account, what expense cannot be put on a credit card while you unwind your brokerage account? It takes what, 5 days max to get the money?[/quote]
This was my strategy for a long time, I kept all cash "working" for me and had a 20k personal line of...
| O-T Lounge|| re: BRPD booked 32 on suspicion of DUI Saturday - GrantTheFan on 3/17/14 at 12:33 am|
Yeah, GrantTheFan is Eric Ducote.
| O-T Lounge|| re: BRPD booked 32 on suspicion of DUI Saturday - GrantTheFan on 3/17/14 at 12:25 am|
FWIW, I know the Eric ducote who got popped and I know of the Eric Ducote who was tweeting about drinking beer and they're two different people. The tweeter is a craft/brew your own beer guy, the other is just a guy who was at my party yesterday. I doubt he was even over the limit, he mostly helpe...
| Outdoor Board|| re: Would an I/O runabout Ski and Fish work in bays? - GrantTheFan on 2/18/14 at 4:49 pm|
Very nice, Michael!
Thanks everyone for your input....
| Outdoor Board|| Would an I/O runabout Ski and Fish work in bays? - GrantTheFan on 2/17/14 at 7:32 pm|
Here is my line of thinking on buying a new boat. I've always enjoying cruising/ski'ing and hanging out at the sand bars in Lake Maurepas. I also like to fish, but I'm not hardcore about it. My old Bayliner is on its last legs and I was thinking of buyer another similar inboard/outboard runabout,...
| O-T Lounge|| re: For those seeking reinstatement to the site... - GrantTheFan on 11/7/13 at 9:25 pm|
3) if nacho recalls correctly, yes.
4) started a thread about CLM's gridiron luncheon meltdown
5) n/a, iirc..
6) i nacho24, vow to just stay off of the rant in general to avoid troubling the admins
7) well, you guys are an ok ...
| Money Talk|| re: Car Buying/Trade In Process - GrantTheFan on 8/16/13 at 8:42 am|
The book may say it's worth 25k retail, but that seems pretty high, you have to think of the market. The 2014's hit the market in a couple weeks, making this one 8 years old. A new one can be bought for around 35k. I know it's very low miles and may be showroom condition, but nobody is going to p...
| Money Talk|| re: Family Member's Dilemma - GrantTheFan on 7/16/13 at 10:43 pm|
Sounds like he got hooked into a franchise that sold him a lot of overpriced equipment and took his profits in monthly royalty payments and advertising fees. Tell him to file and never look back. It's no big deal. I have no idea why the SBA jumps on qualifying so many franchises as eligible, most...
| Tiger Rant|| re: What is the main reason you don't have LSU season tickets? - GrantTheFan on 7/12/13 at 11:01 am|
Most home games now aren't worth going to. NE Loisiana, Mean Green, Towson State, etc. I gave up my tickets years ago, but tailgate every game and haven't missed a single one I was interested in seeing. Somebody is always trying to get rid of a couple tickets, even for the Alabama and Florida typ...
| Money Talk|| re: Truck Dilema - GrantTheFan on 7/9/13 at 4:04 pm|
I may be wrong, but it sounds like you easily qualify to return the truck under the lemon law. I would at least look in to that option....
| O-T Lounge|| re: What white people do not understand about Rachel Jeantel (Trayvon Witness) - GrantTheFan on 6/28/13 at 9:36 am|
Most intellectually vacant thing I've ever read. Seriously....
| O-T Lounge|| re: SE BR School District -- Chances That It Actually happens ? - GrantTheFan on 6/26/13 at 10:27 pm|
I'd say better than 50/50. I support it, fwiw...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Long post..should I send flowers/a gift? - GrantTheFan on 6/26/13 at 5:13 pm|
Come on, man. She was boning the new guy before you broke up, surely you understand that, right? Met three weeks after? smh...
And no way do you send her flowers. I understand feelings from true love will linger and can cloud our thoughts, but the reality is she shite all over you and wouldn't...
| Money Talk|| re: Considerations before purchasing a small business? - GrantTheFan on 6/17/13 at 10:04 am|
[quote]He clearly meant earnings per share. You two are arguing over semantics and a misinterpretation there [/quote]
Flask's specialty, I've noticed his ego hits most threads about ten minutes before his posts do.
To the OP, generally I'll use a couple methods to arrive at a rough, but genera...
| O-T Lounge|| re: First time Home Owner, need some info OT(UPDATE PG 8-Need Help) - GrantTheFan on 6/11/13 at 9:18 am|
Well Longhorn, don't look at it as they're on "their high horse" at all. They have a house to sell and before it hits the market you expressed interest. You could expect up to a 5% discount (what it would cost, roughly, to sell it through a realtor) without them covering any closing costs. Otherw...
| O-T Lounge|| re: A conspiracy EVERYBODY should be able to agree upon... - GrantTheFan on 6/4/13 at 9:34 pm|
| O-T Lounge|| re: Advertising campaigns that have run their course but are still being aired on TV - GrantTheFan on 5/30/13 at 11:46 pm|
The E-Trade baby was funny - 14 years ago....
| Money Talk|| re: Looking to re-finance and some some questions on first quote - GrantTheFan on 5/30/13 at 8:11 pm|
That's a pretty good rate, they've been easing up in the last week or so. BoA will probably be your cheapest route since you're with them now and they are waiving some fees/costs for $1,800 in closing costs. GMFS and/or a banks/brokers are likely to be in the $2,500-3,500 range on total closing co...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Happy's "Overpass" deal falls through, Zee Zee's to stay open - GrantTheFan on 5/28/13 at 5:42 pm|
Preech the support Nacho. Got your resume' set up on career builder yet?...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Happy's "Overpass" deal falls through, Zee Zee's to stay open - GrantTheFan on 5/28/13 at 5:37 pm|
I wish I knew the details as well, I've always been interested in that place. All I was told was that a problem with the purchase of the building came up, it didn't go through and that Wilson signed a new lease. Good for him....
| O-T Lounge|| Happy's "Overpass" deal falls through, Zee Zee's to stay open - GrantTheFan on 5/28/13 at 5:08 pm|
Or so i was just told by someone who would know. Personally, I'm glad, ZZ's has always been a favorite....
| O-T Lounge|| re: Have you ever gotten someone fired? - GrantTheFan on 5/24/13 at 10:39 pm|
This was a Seinfeld episode from over 20 years ago....
| O-T Lounge|| re: What kind of bug is this in my house? - GrantTheFan on 5/20/13 at 2:10 pm|
German Cockroach. You see one, there're 100,000 more behind the wall....
| Money Talk|| re: Margin Call - GrantTheFan on 5/17/13 at 8:32 pm|
You borrow the money to buy the stock(s). Most brokerages have some minimum account value threshold before they'll allow you to have margin privileges. There can be varying levels of margin allowed, but it's generally a 30% minimum, so for example if you have 10k in equity, you can margin up to 7k...
| New Orleans Saints Talk|| re: Archie Manning - GrantTheFan on 5/16/13 at 12:04 am|
I was a big Archie fan as a kid. Keep in mind, it was a completely different game. 90 - 95% of plays were run from a two wide receiver, one tight end, power I formation. The passing game was designed to stretch the field, Bill Walsh was in the early stages of introducing the West Coast, dink and ...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Looking for Cypress 5' swing - GrantTheFan on 5/6/13 at 10:57 am|
Government Street hardware has several different sizes....
| Money Talk|| re: Sharia banking - GrantTheFan on 5/3/13 at 11:24 am|
This is his response to mortgages/refi's:
The mortgage is setup as a lease/rent to own, where a trust owned by the bank buys the home then transfers it to the customer when they have made all payments. The customer gains the ownership stake with each payemt, so to refinance a new 'trust' is set ...
| Money Talk|| re: Sharia banking - GrantTheFan on 5/2/13 at 10:23 pm|
The company I work for sells, among other things, a core banking software system that has an Islamic Banking module. I don't know much about it, but on my last assignment I worked with a guy that specializes in it and he told me that behind the scenes, everything processes just like normal loans/de...