Search Results
ForumMessage
Money Talk
re: 10 Reasons to Quit Your Job - RickAstley
I am not looking to quit my job and be unemployed, yet I find myself looking for another job more and more by the day. A lot of the thoughts presented in the article are similar to how I feel each week in the office....


Jump to Post in Topic - View Entire Topic
O-T Lounge
re: OT Business Intelligence Experts - RickAstley
Thanks for the links. Going to be a tough process to start but I know it will help me overall....


Jump to Post in Topic - View Entire Topic
O-T Lounge
re: OT Business Intelligence Experts - RickAstley
I want to hold off on a certification for the meantime. I definitely want to start studying though while I think things through....


Jump to Post in Topic - View Entire Topic
O-T Lounge
re: OT Business Intelligence Experts - RickAstley
[quote]Not sure about your current situation, but with a blank slate I'd grab a few books, take a few pluralsight classes on it, and join some online communities. Maybe latch onto getting familiar with a popular BI tool. SSAS/Power Pivot/Microstrategy/etc? [/quote] Yes thanks, I am interested in ...


Jump to Post in Topic - View Entire Topic
O-T Lounge
OT Business Intelligence Experts - RickAstley
How did you get in the field, and what are your suggestions for experienced developers that are looking to join the ranks?...


Jump to Post in Topic - View Entire Topic
O-T Lounge
re: Skydiver Almost Struck By Meteorite - RickAstley
[img]http://i.imgur.com/RzvUPaQ.gif[/img]...


Jump to Post in Topic - View Entire Topic
Money Talk
re: How much do you save each month? - RickAstley
[quote]Those of you in your 20s who can save that much money a month - my hat is off to you. That's great. Sock it away now before you have kids. It becomes harder to do after that. [/quote] I have been fortunate in a number of ways. 1) I was always required to have a summer job growing up an...


Jump to Post in Topic - View Entire Topic
Money Talk
re: How much do you save each month? - RickAstley
I'm investing ~$2100 ($1200 - 401k and $900 to taxable account) a month and any leftover is residing in checking. I was placing money originally in savings but I haven't been consistent with that since the start of this year. I used last years savings contribution to max out Roth at the start of thi...


Jump to Post in Topic - View Entire Topic
O-T Lounge
re: Share your favorite subreddits here - RickAstley
r/fiftyfifty...


Jump to Post in Topic - View Entire Topic
Money Talk
re: Self Development Type Books - RickAstley
[quote]There is a little fluff in there that was tedious to read at times[/quote] This was the hardest part for me. Rarely does a book go without the fluff, but Robert's ventured away from simplicity. Robert offers excellent advice within each chapter, yet he can lose the reader at times when it ...


Jump to Post in Topic - View Entire Topic
Money Talk
re: Self Development Type Books - RickAstley
[quote]"The 50th law" by 50 cent and Robert Green.[/quote] I read this last year, and I think it is worth investigating by most people. Unfortunately I did not get as much value out of the book as some might. As stated in my previous post, I am finding that books like [i]Washington's Crossing[/i]...


Jump to Post in Topic - View Entire Topic
Money Talk
re: Self Development Type Books - RickAstley
I have a suggestion that is not specifically a self development book. I am reading a book called [i]Washington's Crossing[/i] and it provides a great detail of everyday life and some key battles during the Revolutionary War. The author provides a narrative of how life was for the civilians and for b...


Jump to Post in Topic - View Entire Topic
Money Talk
re: Buffett on retirement for his wife - RickAstley
It appears Buffett has not been including TD in his daily readings. He has obviously been misled about bitcoins. [quote]5. Bitcoin isn't a solid, long-term investment. "It's not a currency. It does not meet the test of a currency. I wouldn't be surprised if it's not around in 10 or 20 years. ... ...


Jump to Post in Topic - View Entire Topic
Money Talk
re: Tips on reducing costs of a big vacation - RickAstley
Fortunately I have no debt and I will not have any debt after the wedding and honeymoon, barring no emergency occurs. I am simply trying to maximize the length of my honeymoon, while not taking away from the quality of the vacation in too big of a way. //Edited to add: If you're referring to the ...


Jump to Post in Topic - View Entire Topic
Money Talk
re: Tips on reducing costs of a big vacation - RickAstley
There is nothing wrong with Southwest for me. Unfortunately the nearest airport only has Delta connections. For this trip I am pretty screwed on plane tickets unless I want to add a few additional hours of driving. I am not as eager to cash on cheaper airfare due to the limitations. Although I am bo...


Jump to Post in Topic - View Entire Topic
Money Talk
re: Tips on reducing costs of a big vacation - RickAstley
Any suggestions for Delta rather than Southwest?...


Jump to Post in Topic - View Entire Topic
Money Talk
re: Tips on reducing costs of a big vacation - RickAstley
Yea Mexico and basically anywhere in the Gulf of Mexico are off the list. I am not going to risk anything during hurricane season....


Jump to Post in Topic - View Entire Topic
Money Talk
re: Tips on reducing costs of a big vacation - RickAstley
Thanks, yea I want to have the lodging and airlines booked by next Monday. I plan to do a nice hotel, but I want to break out part of the trip in a condo. I am looking at airbnb and it is a pretty awesome site to say the least. Staying in a condo for a few nights will save me an arm and leg that ...


Jump to Post in Topic - View Entire Topic
Money Talk
re: Tips on reducing costs of a big vacation - RickAstley
I would cook out everyday if I could. I haven't gotten to the food planning yet though I will certainly consider it. And what is VRBO? I am slowly building up a membership list with different hotels and airlines, though I do not have enough points to score a free room or what not....


Jump to Post in Topic - View Entire Topic
Money Talk
re: Tips on reducing costs of a big vacation - RickAstley
The biggest downside to this trip is I will be booking a nice hotel for at least part of the trip, and then maybe a condo to cover the remaining days. Thanks for the feedback nonetheless. 4 months in Europe and only spending $4k is a feat that would be good just about anywhere....


Jump to Post in Topic - View Entire Topic
Money Talk
re: Tips on reducing costs of a big vacation - RickAstley
I will be able to use credit cards to cover the costs for part of the trip. I just will not be able to book the entire trip with them. My debit card will cover the gaps for this trip....


Jump to Post in Topic - View Entire Topic
Money Talk
Tips on reducing costs of a big vacation - RickAstley
What are some suggestions for maybe scoring a discount/upgrade on hotel, flights, food, etc... when vacationing 5 days or more? How does the board feel about contacting a travel consultant to assist with planning? Background: I am looking at a week long vacation plus 2 days of travel in about 6...


Jump to Post in Topic - View Entire Topic
Money Talk
re: MIT Intro to Comp. Science Class Discussion (Python) - RickAstley
From my perspective, does the money board really need three programming threads? Doc's thread was specifically about what he should study if he wanted to bring value in finance through programming. I think having a study thread for the board to collaborate on in learning programming is acceptable, b...


Jump to Post in Topic - View Entire Topic
Money Talk
re: Tax Lien Auctions have a great return but are they morally ethical? - RickAstley
So what do I do once I identify a property that I want to pay the taxes for? This seems pretty interesting, not so much the acquiring of real estate, but there is some nice interest rates in the southeast....


Jump to Post in Topic - View Entire Topic
Money Talk
re: Tax Lien Auctions have a great return but are they morally ethical? - RickAstley
Where does someone even begin to learn more about this within their area?...


Jump to Post in Topic - View Entire Topic
Money Talk
re: Coursera Python Class Discussion Thread - RickAstley
I will not be enrolling, but I must ask. Would you prefer this thread to be limited to only enrolled members of TD, or would you welcome outside conversation? As long as it adds value to the ongoing discussion that is....


Jump to Post in Topic - View Entire Topic
O-T Lounge
re: Tahiti, Cook Islands, or Hawaii for Honeymoon? - RickAstley
I believe Tahiti is off of my list. The trip will be too much for this go around. Regarding Kauai, Hawaii what are the best places to stay? So far the recommendations have been St. Regis Grand Hyatt I am looking for additional options that TD members have stayed at. I want to spend about 3 nigh...


Jump to Post in Topic - View Entire Topic
O-T Lounge
re: Tahiti, Cook Islands, or Hawaii for Honeymoon? - RickAstley
Thanks for the follow up pimp. Tahiti is bookmarked on my bucket list. Which is why I feel like if I am already shelling out the coin for some isolated location on this honeymoon, I might as well go for Tahiti now. How many times have you made the trip? :cheers:...


Jump to Post in Topic - View Entire Topic
O-T Lounge
re: Tahiti, Cook Islands, or Hawaii for Honeymoon? - RickAstley
Have you made the trip to Bora Bora before? What all did you do on your trip to Tahiti?...


Jump to Post in Topic - View Entire Topic
O-T Lounge
re: Tahiti, Cook Islands, or Hawaii for Honeymoon? - RickAstley
Great post Dick! I am making notes and just from the overall feedback from the board it sounds like Kauai it is if I were to travel to Hawaii. I probably will revisit you with some questions about your experiences later this evening or tomorrow. I am in a discovery phase right now and things are sti...


Jump to Post in Topic - View Entire Topic

Search Results