| Money Talk|| re: How much is your dream job worth to you? - LSUtigerME on 7/9/14 at 10:22 am|
[quote]My dream job is no job. I work to live, not the other way around. [/quote]
The way OP is worded, this.
Time off is important, but the money to enjoy that time is also required. I could definitely take a paycut to have more free time or to do things I enjoy. But I'm not sure that reduced...
| Money Talk|| re: I've fallen on hard times, credit score has plummeted - LSUtigerME on 7/8/14 at 10:14 am|
Don't be late/miss a payment.
Work with your creditors to get a payment plan or other ways to work out the debt. School loans are usually very flexible with this. Medical bills can often also be worked out on a payment plan.
What has actually made the score tank? Did you miss a payment or som...
| O-T Lounge|| re: delete - LSUtigerME on 7/6/14 at 7:47 pm|
I second the cruise. It's cheap, has a beach, and is a lot of fun on the boat.
Pigeon Forge/Gatlinburg is a nice getaway, but not really close to a beach.
Disney World for 2 can prob be done for $3500....
| Tech Board|| re: Do you leave your desktop/laptop on 24/7? - LSUtigerME on 7/6/14 at 6:58 pm|
I leave mine on all the time.
It may damage the battery on a laptop, so I know some people who will remove the battery if it's plugged in/docked....
| Money Talk|| re: Which Strategy For Loyal3 Account? - LSUtigerME on 7/6/14 at 6:55 pm|
I do this in my Sharebuilder account for only $4/trade. If you want to limit commissions more, you can deposit monthly and trade only when a set balance is reached.
I can buy nearly any stock/ETF for practically nothing. You can also usually find a code for a free trades....
| Tech Board|| re: Latest iPhone 6 renders with all current knowledge - LSUtigerME on 7/3/14 at 7:40 pm|
I mean, it looks fine, but it looks very similar to iPhone 5S. Rounded edges and Power button on side? Am I missing something?
I'm an iPhone guy, so not bashing. Just not revolutionary in appearance. Hopefully the feature set is great....
| Money Talk|| re: Using the Will Cover method for car buying - LSUtigerME on 7/1/14 at 12:49 pm|
[quote] Any idea when the Acura TLX will show up in dealerships? [/quote]
I was told Saturday they are expecting them in August. ...
| Money Talk|| re: The Money Talk Guide - A List of Major Topics Covered - LSUtigerME on 6/30/14 at 12:56 pm|
Cheers to you good sir.
I'll suggest Buy vs Lease and Options Trading. Maybe something on Home Buying/Land/Construction Loans....
| Money Talk|| re: Can I Just buy a Roth IRA? If so where? - LSUtigerME on 6/28/14 at 10:12 pm|
I think they've said just start a thead with links/info, and they'll sticky it no problem.
We're just all lazy....
| O-T Lounge|| re: Thinking of a career change - any machinists here? - LSUtigerME on 6/28/14 at 4:36 pm|
I don't see the relation to IT and Machinist. Your experience seems like it would not get do anything for you.
Do you have any experience in CAD? Is there anything there? Seems like that's more closely related, but still in the industrial world....
| O-T Lounge|| re: Underaged Drunk Driver Crashes into House in Schriever and Kills 2 Year Old - LSUtigerME on 6/28/14 at 8:55 am|
[quote]The truck's driver, Tony Milligan, 20, of Houma, [...] was treated for [b]minor injuries[/b] and released from Thibodaux Regional. [/quote]
Not if it was my kid and wife....
| O-T Lounge|| re: Driving with Flashers - LSUtigerME on 6/27/14 at 6:42 pm|
What about semis that flash their hazards when there is stopped traffic?
It's the same in rain. I'll flash, and believe it's perfectly safe, when traffic is moving along, and the bottom falls out causing low visibility and a rapid deceleration. This helps drivers behind me recognize that I have s...
| Money Talk|| re: Retirement - how long until you hang it up? - LSUtigerME on 6/27/14 at 2:45 pm|
27 years (age 55).
Just passed the age/time where I have less years of work in front of me than years I've been alive....
| Money Talk|| re: Prices of Acura MDX - LSUtigerME on 6/26/14 at 4:26 pm|
I've had better luck with Walker Acura in Metarie. Baton Rouge were really nice, and have an incredibly hot chick. It's worth a visit.
I have a 2011 MDX with Tech Package I'll sell ya....
| Money Talk|| re: Lease vs. Buy advice - LSUtigerME on 6/24/14 at 8:24 pm|
[link=(http://www.tigerdroppings.com/rant/p/41357700/Own-vs-Lease.aspx)]My Go-To thread for this subject[/link]...
| Money Talk|| re: Better leading option - LSUtigerME on 6/24/14 at 6:43 pm|
$300 less per month?
How much is the lease? In other words, at the cheaper rate, how many additional months are you REALLY paying for? The place doesn't have any early termination payment type opt-out?...
| Money Talk|| re: Unique Company 401k Situation - LSUtigerME on 6/24/14 at 4:36 pm|
In my experience (engineering/petrochemical), it's pretty rare. First, 10% is pretty high. And almost every company I know of it's a match.
However, a lot of these companies also offer a pension/defined benefit plan. That usually requires no contribution....
| Money Talk|| re: 3 weeks vs 4 week vacation - LSUtigerME on 6/24/14 at 4:32 pm|
Not overanalyzing IMO, but I think it's more important to consider what is important to you. $2k or an extra week off.
Can you purchase vacation time?
Are their hours more flexible, or do you have an alternative schedule/working arrangement? When do you get to 4 weeks?...
| Tech Board|| re: Creating a word document with a dialog box asking for a few key pieces of info - LSUtigerME on 6/23/14 at 10:44 pm|
| Tech Board|| re: Creating a word document with a dialog box asking for a few key pieces of info - LSUtigerME on 6/23/14 at 10:43 pm|
I can give you guys the actual Macro code that I used for one I did. It's not really complex at all, just a few lines of code.
You'll have to set up your document with the proper fields (ie. make it into a "form"), but once that is done it will automatically update when you change that field, man...
| Tech Board|| re: Creating a word document with a dialog box asking for a few key pieces of info - LSUtigerME on 6/23/14 at 1:57 pm|
There's a few ways to do it, both involving Macros.
You could use an InputBox to ask user for each string, and use that to update a Field/Bookmark.
Or you could use an Input Form and have them enter all the information at one time in a form and have that update the fields/bookmarks....
| O-T Lounge|| re: Are There Any Convertibles That Can Fit Two Sets of Golf Clubs in the Trunk? - LSUtigerME on 6/23/14 at 9:35 am|
Not sure about the Convertible, but my Infiniti G37 Coupe (now Q60) actually had a diagram on the trunk that explained how to fit two sets.
I did it a few times, but usually resorted to removing the woods and putting them in the back seat....
| O-T Lounge|| re: Why does the colyell satsuma exit always smell like a giant fart? - LSUtigerME on 6/21/14 at 5:52 pm|
WM Land Fill
Can smell it all over Walker when weather is "right". It can be quite putrid....
| Tech Board|| re: I want to put some of my kids dvds on a flash drive for a trip - LSUtigerME on 6/21/14 at 11:18 am|
Mac or Windows?
Handbrake works great. If on Windows, it requires either a decrypter, or the libdvdcss.dll file. For some reason on mine, the file only works on an older version of HB.
Makemkv is also an excellent ripper for lossless conversions or Bluray. I've tended to move toward Makemkv an...
| Money Talk|| re: 401(k) advice - LSUtigerME on 6/20/14 at 1:24 pm|
If you are honestly concerned about the government changing rules in the future (I'm not as concerned as most seem), contribute all to the traditional.
The only potential loss is the difference in tax rates between now and today. If tax rates go up base case (ie. for same salary brackets), your t...
| Money Talk|| re: 401(k) advice - LSUtigerME on 6/19/14 at 8:41 pm|
Is your salary/tax bracket higher today than you expect it to be during retirement?
If YES, go Traditional 401k.
If NO, go Roth.
More than likely, at age 22, you should go Roth 401k. You may also have a Roth IRA, and want to tax diversify. If you know what the differences are, this should ...
| Tech Board|| re: Mass deleting photos/movies from Iphone Text messages - LSUtigerME on 6/17/14 at 9:49 am|
I haven't found another easier way. I've searched around a fair amount before.
There's a program out there that extracts the data from your iPhone backup that you can use to delete the media from messages (don't recall program name, and haven't used it). So you backup your phone, extract data, de...
| Money Talk|| re: Retirement negotiating... No OT-esque answers here please - LSUtigerME on 6/13/14 at 1:17 pm|
Pretty much what Hawkeye said.
What are you losing from current retirement plan, or what are their potential choices? If only 401k/defined contribution, then it's easy. If it's complex like a pension/defined benefit, you'll have to back calculate a reasonable percentage....
| O-T Lounge|| re: WOWYHI? - Progressive vs. Wendy's vs. AT&T vs. DirecTV - LSUtigerME on 6/12/14 at 3:07 pm|
Nationwide chick > all these
Of these, Wendy's chick or AT&T....
| Money Talk|| re: when to quit your job - tips from ceb - LSUtigerME on 6/12/14 at 10:45 am|
[quote]If you picture the future and you’re not excited about it, then get out. [/quote]
[quote]Your responsibilities have increased but your pay hasn’t. If it’s not due to downsizing, then upper management is taking advantage of you. Don’t let them.[/quote]
These reasons right here I'm leavin...