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re: Goodrich Petroleum Up 30% on Tangipahoa TMS Well news (Blades) - Crbello4Hiceman
True story- I've been trading GDP the last 2 years. I buy then sell every time it shoots up 10-15% then buy on a pullback. One time my dollar cost average was about $12 and I sold some 6 month $15 strike calls and it gushed to $28.... it pulled back to $17 by the time they executed. Capped my ga...


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re: Home Warranties - Crbello4Hiceman
I got one as an incentive during the closing process on my condo paid for by the seller (you, the tax payer via freddie mac). Love it. I have had them come out to replace the coils in my AC unit, get electrical work done when the previous repair folks had jacked it up in a room, had the refrigerator...


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re: What's the best website to buy stock - Crbello4Hiceman
I talk to chuck. Best customer service I have ever received from any company for anything in my life. 24/7, you call and you get someone who speaks English....


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re: 1st mortage, is 4.5 a good rate on 30 yrs? - Crbello4Hiceman
Will Cover is winning. I have a 3.9% adjustable 30 yr on a non-traditional condo that I bought dirt cheap in foreclosure (loan isn't great but it was so far below market price, I should make up for in in resale appreciation), a 3.0% fixed 15 year on my personal residence (condo), a 3.875% 15 year...


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re: Afrezza and MNKD - Crbello4Hiceman
Anybody have any guesses as to what the price will do tomorrow?...


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re: Reasonable salary increase for relocation - Crbello4Hiceman
Personal decision but for me, friends and family > more money going forward. Baton Rouge is a great place. A lot of good folks there and you can be successful there- you just have to take a little more initiative and plan accordingly. I moved back home to New Orleans after leaving LSU but I tota...


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re: Afrezza and MNKD - Crbello4Hiceman
Let's do this!...


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re: Afrezza and MNKD - Crbello4Hiceman
Yeah- I have no idea what my game plan is... I got in at 5.35 in October, sold at 7.00 in Jan. Then I got in at 5.93, sold some 2/22 calls that expired, sold some 3/28 calls for $.75/contract, bought em back at $.15/contract earlier this week, and am now sitting tight. I am debating taking any g...


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re: Afrezza and MNKD - Crbello4Hiceman
Bump for interest. It's making a little movement today. Anybody still in and have any thoughts as we approach showtime?...


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re: Realtor & Mortgage Recs in BR - Crbello4Hiceman
Rhett Sandusky. rhettknowsrealestate@gmail.com. He is based out of BR but does work statewide. Helped me close on a rental property that was dirt cheap and didn't give him much of a commission at all but he is dedicated and treated us like it was a high dollar deal. Best realtor I have ever worked w...


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re: What's your number? - Crbello4Hiceman
Net assets of $2.5 million. I could cashflow off of real estate and stock dividends to live comfortably off of that without having to worry about anything. Absolutely I would walk away, too. I would read, travel cheaply, get a beach condo, get a hunting camp, go fishing, and visit my working frie...


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529 plans in Louisiana - Crbello4Hiceman
So does anyone have any experience as an employer with 529 START savings plans in Louisiana? I looked online and they have the form that employees should submit to HR to have deductions withheld. Is there anything else the employer should or can do to administer a 529 plan for employees, or does ...


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Classifying restaurants as 5 star in New Orleans - Crbello4Hiceman
I've always heard the term "5 star" restaurant thrown around but I can't find anything in basic searches indicating consensus on how these classifications work. Can someone help me get started? I'd like to try to get a comprehensive list of all of the 5 star restaurants in Nola just to see how m...


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re: When did they move student section at basketball games? - Crbello4Hiceman
[quote]Opposite happened. They moved it to have more expensive tickets to sell. And then students stopped showing up. I was in school when this happened and it was night and day the crowds that would sit down low. People would stand all game for good seats, not nearly as much when the seats were...


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re: LSUCIA program - Crbello4Hiceman
The "dumb" process is the reason why the program had 180 internships lined up for my class before the program started that year, which is way more than any other IA program no matter what school you are talking about. It's actually a pretty fairly presented opportunity for the companies. You want to...


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re: Fannie Mae homepath - Crbello4Hiceman
[quote]What was the process like? [/quote] Depends on the property and how clear the title is, the condition of it, how able you are to find a homepath lender that will service the location/status of the property (multifamily vs renovation etc, some lenders don't service certain properties or loc...


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re: LSUCIA program - Crbello4Hiceman
False. It is a brilliant way to attract more internships for students. Instead of every company fighting over the top few students, you have an internship lottery for all of the companies. That way, they might or might not get their first choice. However, they are guaranteed to get a quality student...


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re: LSUCIA program - Crbello4Hiceman
Do it. I did the program in calendar 2006. I had an IA internship for a top 10 firm but not quite big 4. Great experience. Don't get too hung up on it if you get an internship you aren't too excited about. I ended up finishing the program, passed the CIA, got an external audit big 4 internship fo...


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re: Fannie Mae homepath - Crbello4Hiceman
Yep. I bought one in May of last year. Any specific questions or are you looking for an idea of what to expect?...


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re: How can I get bitcoins? - Crbello4Hiceman
It's tax season. Give the man a break....


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re: Accounting Depreciation Question - Capitalization v. Expense - Crbello4Hiceman
[quote] It won't have a material effect [/quote] This. You have the real world concept of accounting on lock. If I had a dollar for every time materiality came up in any conversation about a transaction... ...


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re: Accounting Depreciation Question - Capitalization v. Expense - Crbello4Hiceman
I am a CPA but can't remember. My guess (without putting forth any effort) is that you capitalize the total cost to place the asset into service. So you would capitalize the net trade discount. Show your work and they will probably give you partial credit if I am wrong. ...


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re: MB, I could use some general advice - Crbello4Hiceman
I'd say the emergency fund is a little low. But remember, the more monthly notes you have open, the more $$$ you should carry in your emergency fund. Here is what I'd do: -Don't touch the $10k in your emergency fund and save up the $1k/mo and put it in your emergency fund until you get to the ...


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re: WTB 3 LSU Bama tickets - Exchange in Tuscaloosa - Crbello4Hiceman
Got 2 for sale if you took that other poster up on the 1 they have for sale. asking face + the shipping they pd. crbello4hiceman@gmail.com ...


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re: Anybody else studying FAR for the first window in 2014? - Crbello4Hiceman
I scored all over the boards when I sat for it... I'd say don't stress about trying to get a high score for the sake of pride. Be more efficient. Study enough to land in the low 80's so you have a good margin of safety but otherwise, be more efficient with you time rather than studying. Focus on wor...


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re: Becoming a Landlord- Seeking Advice - Crbello4Hiceman
The whole discussion is a sliding scale. Higher CF properties might not require the high appreciation that a "break even" property requires. The risk with an appreciation strategy is that you have risk related to appreciation/resale market when you attempt to exit. For example I have 1 property I...


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re: Becoming a Landlord- Seeking Advice - Crbello4Hiceman
Plus you need to pick up insurance that would cover the HOA's shortfalls that your lender might require. Also, I doubt the HOA insurance policy carries liability, which is a must-have IMO. ...


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re: Becoming a Landlord- Seeking Advice - Crbello4Hiceman
Agreed. Plus, another thing alot of folks getting started don't think of is that even if they are getting a good deal, they need to factor in closing costs on the sale- 3% to each agent + other misc closing costs means that they need appreciation of 7% + just to break even on the sale. If the cashfl...


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re: Becoming a Landlord- Seeking Advice - Crbello4Hiceman
[quote]30 year mortgage [/quote] I'd walk unless you can get em down enough to CF the same amount with a 15 yr mtg (prob need em to come down 25-30% more in price)....


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re: Becoming a Landlord- Seeking Advice - Crbello4Hiceman
Only do it if you have reason to believe that the property will appreciate over time and that whenever you plan to sell (whether in 5 years or 50 years, you estimate that the lending market will allow for a buyer to get financing. Golfer provides a good question too- if it is a 15 yr mortgage and...


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