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re: Moving from company to contracting, need tips - GrantTheFan
I've done this several times since '08. The biggest thing to take care of up front is understanding the costs so you can negotiate the appropriate rate. Benefits, taxes, expenses - personally, I prefer an all-inclusive rate instead of billing back for expenses. But for this to work you really nee...


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re: About how much does a restaurant make off a $20 meal? - GrantTheFan
Jmarto knows restaurants. At the end of the month, if 5% of gross sales ends up being profit, it was a pretty decent month. People not on the ownership side of a restaurant have no idea how easily food costs can screw you if you're not on top of it....


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re: 30th Anniversary of National Minimum Drinking Age Act - GrantTheFan
Bars could declare themselves private clubs, then just give free memberships to whoever walked in. They wrote your name on a member card and boom, you were good to drink. So they qualified under the private event label. I found an old wallet at the bottom of a drawer a few years ago and in it wer...


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re: Pick 1 former Saints player in prime that you'd pick to play on the '14 roster. - GrantTheFan
Chuck Muncie if we could get the cocaine-free version, if not, Rickey Jackson....


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re: Contractors in Baton Rouge Area - GrantTheFan
If he's incapable of replacing 5 or 6 boards, and doesn't have a friend who can help in exchange for a 6 pack, yes. It's like asking for recommendations for doctors who would do a good job trimming a few of his toe nails because they're too long or something....


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re: Contractors in Baton Rouge Area - GrantTheFan
Not being a jerk, but a contractor has zero interest in that job. If you're lucky, some handy mam might do it, but that's a tiny job that isn't worth anybody with skills and other jobs time....


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re: Would you spend $170 on this dog bed? - GrantTheFan
I looked at thing every time I got on a plane for years, finally pulled the trigger a couple months ago. The dog loves it and it seems to be pretty high quality. I recommend. ...


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re: Renting out property without mortgage holder's consent - GrantTheFan
Because you keep asking the same questions after they've been answered. Change your insurance and keep making your payment, Wells Fargo isn't going to do anything as long as the payments are made. They have to deny your request in a CYA way for a myriad of reasons, mostly due to liability if they ...


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re: Lnglf.....who has been stocking up? - GrantTheFan
It's obviously a spec play. May, might, maybe. But smarter money than me has bought in, so I bought a little. I'm ok with the risk/reward here. It's not for everybody....


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re: WWTOTD- 9 yo daughter ran into wife's car with polaris - GrantTheFan
I grew up out in the country and hit a tree with my Dad's jeep when I was around her age. Scared me to death, thought he would kill me. When he got home from what was probably a shitty day at work, he looked at everything and went inside. I thought I was dead. He came outside a few minutes later...


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re: Lnglf.....who has been stocking up? - GrantTheFan
http://www.proactiveinvestors.com.au/companies/news/55757/liquefied-natural-gas-limited-gains-claren-road-as-substantial-shareholder-55757.html...


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re: Lnglf.....who has been stocking up? - GrantTheFan
Hedge funds Third Point (Dan Loeb), Claren Asset Management and Baupost Group announced large investments yesterday, up 11% so far today. I took a flyer on a few shares at 2.17. We'll see....


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re: Baton Rouge Mechanic? - GrantTheFan
AgcoAuto.com Louis doesn't work on cars, he fixes them....


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New Orleans Saints Talk
Bobby Hebert - help settle a discussion - GrantTheFan
Some buddies and I were discussing Kapernick's new contract and we got around to Bobby. Long story short, my opinion is that Bobby was a middle of the pack, top 15 QB in his era. The troll of the group claims Bobby was not, just a terrible player who couldn't capitalize even with the best defense ...


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re: trying to buy a house before you sell yours - need options\suggestions - GrantTheFan
I tried to find a house in southdowns for a year. The only three that came on the market that interested me sold they day they were listed, before I could get a showing. I finally found a great place in the garden district and jumped at it. I had a house in capital heights that the realtor said w...


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re: General thoughts on "Skymall" - GrantTheFan
I bought the giant dog bed that looks like a couch for my dog. He loves it, seems to be pretty good quality and looks good in the living room....


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New Orleans Saints Talk
re: Jim Mora Coaching Tree - GrantTheFan
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....


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re: Hi... First post OT Alpha. - GrantTheFan
OT Douche, of which there are many....


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Money Talk
re: Emergency Fund - GrantTheFan
[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...


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re: BRPD booked 32 on suspicion of DUI Saturday - GrantTheFan
Yeah, GrantTheFan is Eric Ducote. Geezzz.....


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