re: Official Gorsuch Confirmation Thread - JustinTI on 3/21/17 at 1:20 pm
[quote]whitehouse isn't being an a-hole[/quote] Have to disagree. He has interrupted Gorsuch more than every other questioner combined by a wide margin. He is grandstanding and completely ignored Gorsuch's point that sometimes there is a right and a point to anonymous giving (and NCAAP case). ...
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re: Contemplating taking 2 kids under 4 to Europe, thoughts? - JustinTI on 7/22/16 at 12:08 am
I'll add a positive voice to the mix...We took our one year old to Italy a year ago and will be bringing him back to Europe with us again in a couple months. I'd be lying if I told you we did as much as we used to with just the two of us - or that it was anything like it. That said, it was better ...Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (1)
re: Credit Card Rewards and Points Discussion - JustinTI on 7/8/16 at 11:59 am
I haven't flown NH, but I have heard good things about it. Plus, Japanese service is about as good as it gets. If you can find first class awards on NH, that is a legit option. Another factor is that if you are continuing on to Hong Kong, both of your flights will be on international airlines (mo...Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (1)
re: Credit Card Rewards and Points Discussion - JustinTI on 7/8/16 at 10:46 am
[quote] Is it worth flying IAH to LAX to experience Cathay Pacific's first class?? [/quote] What is the alternative? A direct flight from IAH in business? Either way...Yes. Definitely worth it. CX First is one of the best experiences in the sky. I'd make pretty much any domestic connectio...Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (1)
re: Jared Poche decision? - JustinTI on 7/7/16 at 1:11 pm
The Padres were about $250k under their pool when they signed their last unsigned top 10 pick (Buddy Reed who signed for $250k under pool). Prior to that, they were right at the pool value excluding Reed. Now, they are a guaranteed $210k over their pool. Any bonus given to Poche over $100k will...
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re: A trip for 2 to France - how much should I budget? - JustinTI on 6/22/16 at 2:13 pm
Zappas Stache has a lot of good thoughts. I typically budget $450 a night all in - and by all in I mean everything. We’ve done a lot of traveling and this is pretty accurate on longer trip (10+ days) for how we travel. We just about always use miles for flights, but otherwise I don’t think we...Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (1)
re: Experience with Extended Travel - JustinTI on 5/23/16 at 12:10 pm
My wife and I traveled for almost 3 months in our late twenties after she finished graduate school (and I convinced my employer to keep me around after the sabbatical). We spent all of our time in Asia, New Zealand, and Australia. I would have extended the trip into Africa, but the Mrs. said e...Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (0)
re: Travel bags: Anyone have a rec for carry on bags for flight? - JustinTI on 4/15/16 at 11:49 am
I'd highly reccommend a bag without wheels for your carry on. They are much lighter and can hold more stuff (since they don't have a frame and wheels). They also give you much more flexibility when travelling with only a carry on because it is much easier to go up stairs, take trains, etc. Both...Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (0)
re: Going to take a day trip in Tuscany from Siena - JustinTI on 4/14/16 at 10:08 pm
I'd head to the Montalcino region. Definitely consider doing a tasting at Uccelliera. On your way or afterwords, swing by the Sant'Antimo Abbey. Ciacci Piccolomini is also in that area. I'd do lunch in Sant'Angelo in Colle at Il Pozzo or Il Leccio. Constanti, Pian dell'Orino, and Casanova di ...Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (1)
re: Jimbo and Muschamp NOT "done"....yet - JustinTI on 11/25/15 at 4:18 pm
Here is Miles's contract. It has been extended, but I do not believe the actual language has changed for anything else. [link=(http://media.ledger-enquirer.com/static/SEC-Coaching-Contracts/LSU/LSU-Les-Miles-Contract-Amendments.pdf)]Contract[/link] Based on a pretty plain reading of it, it ...
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re: New Orleans Global Entry Interview - JustinTI on 11/12/15 at 8:44 am
You could try walking up and just waiting for an interview. I did it on a layover in Miami before they had a NOLA Global Entry. We signed up our son recently and brought him to the MSY Global Entry a couple months before his scheduled interview with no problems. There is always the possibility th...Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (1)
re: The Folly of Dividend Stocks - JustinTI on 8/20/15 at 12:23 pm
[quote]quote: In your example, assuming an efficient market and that the company's dividend is covered by operating cash flows, wouldn't the $10 company value already assume the business has at least $1 of capital to either reinvest or distribute to shareholders? Yes, exactly, and that capital is ...Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (1)
re: Why no Quality Junior Class pitcher on this team - JustinTI on 6/19/15 at 2:14 pm
[quote]You know what's fricking stupid? The fact that PM and Dunn knew they weren't going to have Latz and Marshall, since last fall and couldnt produce a third starter because they didnt recruit the talent like Vandy and UCLA. That's not fricking stupid, that's the fricking reality.[/quote] Lat...
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re: Credit Card Rewards and Points Discussion - JustinTI on 5/19/15 at 9:59 pm
[quote]That's great you have that many but what do you do about 80+ cards annual fees? [/quote] Pretty much what Teddy said...The vast majority of annual fees are waived for the first year. After that, I cancel most of the cards. Some (like the Citi AA), I'll call up and get the annual fee waiv...Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (0)
re: Credit Card Rewards and Points Discussion - JustinTI on 5/18/15 at 3:32 pm
[quote]It might be nice for people to summarize what they've gotten from rewards and what they are working on. [/quote] I've been at this for a little while now. I was hesitant to post, but I figured why not and it was fun thinking back on the trips...Here are some of my favorite redemptions. A...Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (3)
re: Credit Card Rewards and Points Discussion - JustinTI on 4/9/15 at 10:57 am
[quote]ou can get Global Entry for free and $200 in travel expenses reimbursed on that card. Plus Starwood Gold. It's certainly worth it for a year considering those benefits plus the 100k points. Yeah, I'd jump on that offer in a heartbeat. I never get the 100k offer though. I'm about to do GE ...Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (1)
re: A Chef's Perspective - JustinTI on 3/24/15 at 11:06 am
On wine...How do y'all feel when someone brings in their own wine? I'm not talking about a cheapskate bringing in 2 buck chuck, but a nice bottle. I ask because I have a decent wine collection and will bring wine to dinner probably about one out of every three meals. If the wine list is availab...
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re: A Chef's Perspective - JustinTI on 3/24/15 at 10:46 am
Good thread...Love LaBoca. The last time we went, my wife got the skirt steak and it was delicious. I have a little bit of a love/hate relationship with skirt steak when cooking at home. One will have great texture and flavor, then the next one will be chewy and dull...And it varies even when I...
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re: Credit Card Rewards and Points Discussion - JustinTI on 3/19/15 at 4:47 pm
[quote]I'd apply ASAP. Like today probably. No telling when it will end, but it won't be long. [/quote] +1...And apply even if you already have one and haven't applied for another Barclay card too recently. Barclays pulls from TransUnion - so it basically doesn't matter. Also, you can have mult...Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (2)