| Political Talk|| re: Nicaragua Canal? - Blakely Bimbo on 6/14/13 at 8:06 am|
I seriously doubt this thing ever gets built. JMO, but I think global trade is about to become global protectionism. ...
| Money Talk|| re: Market Predictions for the Day? 6/13 - Blakely Bimbo on 6/14/13 at 8:00 am|
[quote]I think the media is overplaying this bernanke raising rates fear....rates aren't going to anything worth noting anytime soon[/quote]
Actually, Bernanke and the Fed only control the Fed Funds rates. Interest rates have been rising without any move in the Fed Funds. I know it's semantics, b...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Looking for help finding a random poster - Blakely Bimbo on 6/12/13 at 9:39 pm|
Have you thought about taking a very good picture of the poster and then having it made into a poster?...
| Money Talk|| re: Stryker Medical - Blakely Bimbo on 6/12/13 at 8:39 am|
They have been hit with product recalls. Google it, and read about it. ...
| Money Talk|| re: Overdraft fees of $225 - Blakely Bimbo on 6/12/13 at 8:28 am|
While a vast majority of these fees are charged to people who live paycheck to paycheck, I know a couple of people who are retirement account heavy and cash poor. One mistake in the checking account, and wham! ridiculous.
| Money Talk|| re: the "correction" seems to have begun.....how low do we go? prediction thread - Blakely Bimbo on 6/11/13 at 9:33 am|
[quote]This morning looks UGLY, down 120 in the early futures.
The media is really pimping this concept of bernanke cutting off the QE, I personally don't see it happening
This morning's action probably has more to do with Dollar/yen. The yen short crowd probably had to sell somethin...
| Political Talk|| re: So now the NSA is targeting credit card info - Blakely Bimbo on 6/10/13 at 10:08 pm|
Well, if we are, then we in big trouble. Seems that Edward Snowden took off about a month ago and the NSA had been trying to track him. He used a credit card to check into the Hong Kong Hotel Monday. He reportedly maxed out his card.
| Political Talk|| re: Obama Presser Gaffe - Blakely Bimbo on 6/7/13 at 11:45 am|
Oh Gosh, he said something that was totally stupid.
Something like, when I leave office I would probably be someone who would be subject to surveillance, so I am cognizant of these programs.
That's not a quote. His remark was so disjointed and that's my interpretation. Really weird.
| Political Talk|| re: Obamacare casualties.......soon. Employer announces major layoff. - Blakely Bimbo on 6/6/13 at 10:47 am|
[quote]So how will the company operate if they are cutting more than just the fat?[/quote]
This is my take. He is letting go of full time employees and he will be hiring part time. Salaried employees like sales staff most likely will be working harder; much harder. ...
| Political Talk|| re: What's the PT Board's view/opinion on "stay at home" moms? - Blakely Bimbo on 6/6/13 at 10:44 am|
I stayed at home, but it was a family decision.
I think it is more important for parents to keep connected with their kids and be involved in their lives. Some of the new generation of parents are very self centered.
One trend where I live is women that don't work are still sending their kid...
| Money Talk|| re: Best Home Insurance rates - Blakely Bimbo on 6/6/13 at 10:33 am|
[quote]Why because we are being screwed by those that are filing constantly? I could have filed a claim a year ago to replace a huge window. I paid cash to avoid the claim and rates going up. Got fricked anyways.[/quote]
People that file constantly lose their coverage. Higher costs are another way...
| Money Talk|| re: Can you fire a realtor after signing contract? - Blakely Bimbo on 5/29/13 at 11:03 am|
If you want to sell your house, you have to go the extra mile and be flexible.
When I had young children and has a house on the market, I spent a couple of weeks boxing up stuff and hired a rental shed. Took the house down to a minimalist presentation and just a few toys for kid.
I hired a cle...
| O-T Lounge|| re: weird situation: Involving GF's Parents - Blakely Bimbo on 5/28/13 at 9:11 am|
Sounds like the GF hounded her parents to permit you to go along. The fact that they want you to pay is a big tell on how they actually feel about YOU.
If you want a future with this girl, pay it gladly and don't whine about it. ...
| Money Talk|| re: paying down principal on home - Blakely Bimbo on 5/28/13 at 9:07 am|
Never regretted paying off our mortgage early. Paid 15 year loan in 1/2 the term.
When kid went to college, our cash flow covered expenses. Markets fluctuate and if you needed money for expenses during the 08-09 downturn, you would have had to liquidate at a disadvantage if you stayed long in st...
| Money Talk|| re: Dow futures down big this morning - Blakely Bimbo on 5/24/13 at 1:37 pm|
[quote]Nikkei down 11% in 2 days?
True, but the discussion at hand is about the US stock market. ...
| Money Talk|| re: Dow futures down big this morning - Blakely Bimbo on 5/24/13 at 1:34 pm|
[quote]Was he the one today who said that the $85billion will continue to flow "for several years" ?
That may have been Greg Ip. The FED trotted out all their "mockingbirds" yesterday. It was hilarious.
Hilsenrath made the most sense, though.
IF (and that is a very big IF) the FE...
| Money Talk|| re: Dow futures down big this morning - Blakely Bimbo on 5/23/13 at 3:46 pm|
[quote]but the Fed leaked that story to the FT to get the markets to react. And they did.[/quote]
One of the Fed's favorite "mockingbirds" is Jon Hilsenrath. I heard him on CNBC today putting a damper on any idea of a FED retreat.
What he said is that the members are having trouble communicati...
| Money Talk|| re: Dow futures down big this morning - Blakely Bimbo on 5/23/13 at 10:22 am|
It's going to close green.
| Political Talk|| re: Top 5 Picks For President 2016 - Blakely Bimbo on 5/23/13 at 10:21 am|
| Political Talk|| re: Lerner lost her rights! - Blakely Bimbo on 5/23/13 at 10:16 am|
I was once on a 2 month grand jury that was investigating corruption.
Several witness' pled the fifth and That's it. Nothing else. You don't say ANYTHING.
Question here is if the same rule applies to congressional testimony. If there is not precedent, probably something a Federal court has to...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Question about Divorce Settlements - Blakely Bimbo on 5/20/13 at 10:46 am|
[quote]I mean, if they made an agreement that she wouldn't work, I don't have a problem with her getting half of what he earned while they were married.[/quote]
Seems like most of the guys here don't appreciate the job of stay at home spouse. My husband negotiated with me before we married that i...
| Money Talk|| re: Family Squabble - Advice Requested - Blakely Bimbo on 5/18/13 at 9:30 am|
If Auntie has been cashing in annuities and other financial instruments, she may be exposing your uncle to unnecessary tax liabilities.
You not only need to see an attorney, but you need to get professional tax advice. When/if she makes any transfers are there any gift tax liabilities?
| Political Talk|| re: So many stories at once. Wtf is going on here? - Blakely Bimbo on 5/14/13 at 11:48 am|
JMO, but I think there is a huge power struggle taking place among the American elites.
It would not surprise me in the least if Bill Clinton is not involved in the story leaks because of the spotlight on Hilary Clinton.
There's absolutely nothing we can do about all this, but grab a bag of po...
| O-T Lounge|| re: DirecTV Customers...cable questions - Blakely Bimbo on 5/14/13 at 11:36 am|
You need to have them come out before you decide to see if you can receive the signal.
I live in a wooded neighborhood and I can get a signal, but my neighbor does not have view without erecting a pole. Decided against.
I love Direct tv. Have had it for 8 years, but our local cable company suc...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Am I out of line asking family to not put pics of my kid on facebook? - Blakely Bimbo on 5/9/13 at 7:04 pm|
I applaud your decision. It's your kid and if you don't want pictures there, that is your decision.
Don't blame you in the least. FB is a huge open cess pit.
| Money Talk|| re: Consolidating estate of parents in declining health - Blakely Bimbo on 5/7/13 at 10:40 am|
In addition to all the other good advice submitted KEEP RECEIPTS FOR EVERYTHING.
Even essential items you pick up for them and reimburse. This adds up when the elderly can no longer keep up a checking account.
| O-T Lounge|| re: Vaccum Question for Pet Owners - Blakely Bimbo on 5/5/13 at 6:09 pm|
I've got an Oreck.
I much prefer the vacuums with BAGS. When you're done, just close the bag opening and toss it. So important to have bag when you have a pet because it controls fleas much better than having to empty a nasty chamber....
| Money Talk|| re: What are you telling your kids about getting a degree/career? - Blakely Bimbo on 4/27/13 at 10:10 pm|
[quote]of course everyone is saying engineering, but obviously that gap will be filled in if most are pushing in that direction and it becomes to have too much competition. [/quote]
Many people who hold engineering degrees are not working in engineering. Companies hire engineers.
| Money Talk|| re: Recent Investing Trends(Past 5 years) - Blakely Bimbo on 4/22/13 at 12:54 pm|
[quote]another trend is on annuities, a lot of the "big players" are getting creamed right now because they over extended during the good times of 06 and 07. they have too many locked in payements right now and are struggling to compete with the guys who didn't go crazy (nationwide for example) [/qu...
| Money Talk|| re: How long do you give JCP? - Blakely Bimbo on 4/21/13 at 9:49 pm|
From what I have seen of the stores and merchandise, I would say that they will be "allowed" one more Christmas Season.
JMO, but Chapter 11 in 2014. ...