| O-T Lounge|| re: A friend posted this pic of his daughters test - Bayou Tiger on 12/12/13 at 9:36 pm|
Wow. What the hell are that test and GO all about? I'll make sure to keep my kids out of public school....
| More Sports Board|| re: TUba Top 101 - including all games played through December 7th, 2013 - Bayou Tiger on 12/11/13 at 7:18 pm|
[quote]My system doesn't predict winners, though, it only predicts probabilities. For instance if all of the favored teams are only favored to win at a rate of 56%, it would actually be a BAD indicate for the system if they wound up winning 85% of the time. [/quote]The math works. I've used similar ...
| Money Talk|| re: Lets say you make $500-600 grand per year. How much of a mortgage would - Bayou Tiger on 12/11/13 at 9:33 am|
No way, bro.
He would be way more interested in joining my consortium to secure mineral rights for oil and gas acreage closer to home.
Can you imagine how sweet it would be at a cocktail party to tell other doctors you are part of an oil and gas consortium tying up acreage for the next great r...
| Money Talk|| re: Lets say you make $500-600 grand per year. How much of a mortgage would - Bayou Tiger on 12/10/13 at 8:05 pm|
Why take a mortgage? Just buy a modest house and be done with it.
I don't understand the concept of making that much and having a mortgage....
| Money Talk|| re: Need some statistics help - regression forecasting - Bayou Tiger on 12/9/13 at 10:36 pm|
Maybe this will help. I've never tried it but looks like what you are trying to do.
| Money Talk|| re: Need some statistics help - regression forecasting - Bayou Tiger on 12/9/13 at 10:10 pm|
[quote]MrExcel is saying to use the POWER function. It is a polynomial.[/quote]
Hopefully you didn't use a 12th degree polynomial just to find a good level of regression. You might get some use out of that for interpola...
| Money Talk|| re: Need some statistics help - regression forecasting - Bayou Tiger on 12/9/13 at 8:11 pm|
That's a loaded question. But assuming the prior trend is representative going forward, just pull the equation off of the graph, sub in x for each time period, and it generates y.
If your equation is a linear fit, you can automate it by using the SLOPE() and INTERCEPT() functions in Excel to get ...
| More Sports Board|| re: TUba Top 101 - including all games played through December 7th, 2013 - Bayou Tiger on 12/9/13 at 12:00 pm|
[quote]Not sure how I would do that. The Auburn FSU game, for instance, will only be played once.[/quote]For a given slate of games, ideally all of the games to be played in a given week, do the following...
1) Identify the favorite for each game
2) Add up the total percentages for the favorites...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Favorite ad campaigns..? - Bayou Tiger on 12/8/13 at 5:56 pm|
[quote]My Buddy[/quote]Good one. I always figured that inspired the Child's Play movies....
| Tiger Rant|| re: Tigers Toyed With Auburn....WTF Happened? - Bayou Tiger on 12/8/13 at 9:32 am|
[quote]Besides where are Obama's three losses this year? Pretty sure he's 2-0 in the big game. [/quote]He's 2-0 in selling people on expectations but underwhelming to say the least in delivering results. A good analogy would be a coach with great recruiting classes but without a record to match. Bar...
| Money Talk|| re: Need $30,000 to secure busines loan - Bayou Tiger on 12/4/13 at 10:07 pm|
[quote]Why don't you offer to repay someone on here $40k for lending you the $30k for a few days? [/quote]Wait, is that legal and does the original poster live in Houston?
| Money Talk|| re: Any good investing or personal finance podcasts? - Bayou Tiger on 12/4/13 at 6:04 am|
Here are the ones on my feeds...
- DH Unplugged
- The Disciplined Investor
- NPR Planet Money
- Dave Ramsey
- CFA Institute Take 15 Series
- Econ Talk
- Manager Tools
- Career Tools...
| Money Talk|| re: How do I find investors? - Bayou Tiger on 12/2/13 at 10:02 pm|
What are your current and projected net cash flow per month (in terms of percentage payout to investor relative to invested capital), your net margin, and annualized percentage revenue growth over the last few years?
How much investment are you seeking? I'm not really interested,...
| More Sports Board|| re: And this years Heisman Trophy goes to..... - Bayou Tiger on 11/30/13 at 11:58 am|
Winston. He hasn't even been charged with anything.
I'm sick of the media playing judge and jury before things run their course....
| Tiger Rant|| re: My 11 Year Old Son - The Shamer of Fair Weather Fans - Bayou Tiger on 11/30/13 at 11:50 am|
Nice job. You raised him right. That attitude will serve him well in life....
| Tiger Rant|| re: Name me a better WR in LSU histoiry than J.Landry - Bayou Tiger on 11/30/13 at 8:17 am|
Josh Reed was dominant after the catch, had great hands, and was always wide open. He was basically unstoppable even when the defense knew we were going to throw it to him.
Were you even around to watch him play, or are you just looking at his stats (which also reflect the ridiculous factors abov...
| Tiger Rant|| re: All Eyes On Matt Flynn - Bayou Tiger on 11/28/13 at 2:07 pm|
Packers offensive line quitting. Waiting for Matt Flynn to drag himself off the field and lead his team to a big victory in their next outing....
| Money Talk|| re: Lending/Giving Family Money? - Bayou Tiger on 11/27/13 at 11:07 am|
I agree with others in this thread about not loaning money to family. if you want to help then consider just giving them the money.
My sister needed a decent bit of money one time so I just gave it to her. Since then she has not asked for money again, but she is a productive member of society.
| Tiger Rant|| re: Lulz Worthy--ESPN Preview for Friday's Game - Bayou Tiger on 11/26/13 at 10:02 pm|
[quote]"It's their Super Bowl. This is their bowl game," Magee said.[/quote]I have family in Arkansas and can attest that this has been the case for years. Classic one-way rivalry that makes it such a trap game every year....
| Money Talk|| re: Question for Drill Site Supervisors - Bayou Tiger on 11/25/13 at 3:26 pm|
[quote]Well my dad has only worked for them for 35 years so I'm pretty sure he knows what he's talking about[/quote]I'll take your word for it then, but it seems like an interesting strategy with the glut of high-quality PETE students looking for spots. Chevron is a pretty thoughtful and deliberate ...
| Money Talk|| re: Question for Drill Site Supervisors - Bayou Tiger on 11/25/13 at 3:17 pm|
With the depth and quality of PETE candidates from LSU and elsewhere, it would shock me if Chevron is truly looking to hire DSM's without a PETE background....
| Money Talk|| re: What grade do you give your personal finance skills? - Bayou Tiger on 11/23/13 at 7:34 am|
Long-term financial planning A
Real Estate B-
Net worth for age A...
| O-T Lounge|| re: What was your favorite store in Cortana Mall? - Bayou Tiger on 11/22/13 at 11:49 am|
Babbage's and Waldenbooks in middle school...
| Money Talk|| re: Land as an investment - Bayou Tiger on 11/21/13 at 5:29 pm|
[quote]What are the MB's thoughts on land as an investment means?[/quote]Well, they ain't making any more of it.
But seriously unless you have a clear path to cash flow on the land, or knowledge of a specific reason that you think it will appreciate in value, you can do better.
And just wait u...
| More Sports Board|| re: Marshawn Lynch and the skittles nonsense.. - Bayou Tiger on 11/17/13 at 8:00 pm|
[quote]Any green apple flavored candy is guaranteed to suck. Lime was the best.[/quote]This. I'm done with Skittles....
| O-T Lounge|| Ideas for Quick Snow Getaway - Bayou Tiger on 11/16/13 at 8:24 pm|
I was thinking it would be fun to take the kids (5 and 7) for a long weekend to go see some snow.
We are not looking to do any skiing, so it would be a quick trip to somewhere "wintery" with snow to play in and maybe something else interesting to do.
Any ideas for a quick trip to somewhere nea...
| Money Talk|| re: Money illiterate but about to make significant income - Bayou Tiger on 11/16/13 at 1:40 pm|
This will sound counterintuitive, but keep in mind that your income will provide you with a unique opportunity to be fairly conservative financially and still live comfortably.
Get in the habit of pulling your savings automatically out of each paycheck and going into a separate account. Pay off y...
| Money Talk|| re: Pay off student loans or buy a house - Bayou Tiger on 11/14/13 at 7:00 pm|
Spend 50k paying off the debt and put the remaining 10k into your down payment savings fund. Now you can save the rest of the down payment even faster.
And freeing up $1700/month should [u]quickly[/u] add to your down payment savings, not slowly as you mentioned. How much are you trying to save?...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Psychology Today article: Why French kids don't have ADHD - Bayou Tiger on 11/14/13 at 6:55 pm|
[quote]because ADD and ADHD is a pseudo disorder made up by lazy housewives and pharmaceutical companies[/quote]Nailed it...
| Money Talk|| re: Money illiterate but about to make significant income - Bayou Tiger on 11/13/13 at 9:34 pm|
[quote]With 4 kids, I'll get a lot of deductions, etc. [/quote]
Nope. Welcome to the exciting world of AMT (alternative minimum income tax).
It's probably a good time to start reading up on the things you won't be able to deduct - pretty much everying except primary mortgage and charitable contr...