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re: Arena: Nothing has to change. - Maderan
I am not sure that we built anything in the last 3 years. That roster was loaded with old arse players who are past their prime. The [b]average age of our roster is 29.[/b] Only 10 of 26 players on our roster are younger than 30. For contrast[i] [i]Germany had one player over 30[/i] play in a ...
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re: Looking for volatility/tail risk hedged equity fund or etf - Maderan
There are a few products out there but the issues are as stated above. The carrying cost of the hedge is substantial. The last one I looked at was @5% per year. If you can guess right and be invested the year there is a black swan then great. Otherwise the performance haircut from fees means tha...
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re: SEP 401(k) - Maderan
SEP and Solo 401(k) are different plans with different contribution limits. I would say do it through whichever entity charges no commissions. Zero reason to pay loads on mutual funds to someone at Northwester Mutual or your bank just because you are transferring your account. If you want to mana...
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re: Books like Ready Player One and The Martian - Maderan
Nothing out there is quite like RPO for its tying in of nostalgia and sci-fi. I will second the Vorkosigan Saga as something that has humor, relies on the wit of its protagonist, and is Sci-fi. I would start with the first Miles book (The Warrior's Apprentice) as he is the main protagonist of th...
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re: There Is A Ton Of Money To Be Made In Insurance... - Maderan
No problem with insurance for things I want to protect. Home, car , health, etc. You pretty much need to be unethical to sell annuities, whole life and insurance based retirement plans. Those guys suck. ...
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re: What about Robin Hobb? - Maderan
The first two one your list are spot on and some of the best character driven fantasy ever published. The rest are a drop off....
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re: First Law trilogy - Maderan
Liked most of the first book...except the characters. Some were good and had depth but others were more like caricatures where they would not grow/learn from experiences/adapt/develop. Ruined my interest in reading the rest of the series, just couldn't care about the characters. ...
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re: At what age did you realize Faces of Death was fake? - Maderan
[quote]Remember the pedestrian getting smoked by the train? No way that was fake. That lady's head exploded. [/quote] This. Only thing I can remember from FoD but it stayed with me. ...
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re: Do parents focus too much on children's sports? - Maderan
As a parent of kids in travel sports I believe there are great positive benefits and also great pitfalls. It is like any other activity in which you can excel; art, chess, writing, academic games, music. It is a way for kids to explore their limits and seek to push past them. The main thing I wan...
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re: Silo Series by Hugh Howey - Maderan
Fantastic writing...
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re: How to strengthen my children's kicks - Maderan
At 8 and 10 focus on dribbling and passing. If they want to work on shooting then just focus on placement as that will matter way more in the long run....
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re: El Classico - Maderan
I agree intent matters but my general feeling is that Marcelo is usually nothing but class and Ramos nothing but trash... Both great players though....
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re: Favorite badass film moments? - Maderan
Yall missed some serious classics Best one IMO [link=(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qjXDqMLffbE)]Tombstone- Skin that Smoke Wagon[/link] [link=(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hZHzg381xy8)]End of Last of the Mohicans[/link] [link=(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zPVH7rxl6So)]End of the G...
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re: 401k Plan adviser fee question - Maderan
Depends. If they are a fiduciary for the plan then a fee on total plan assets is usual. The selection of an index fund is not a big deal to accomplish and the major constraint is typically liquidity. But most index funds are typically in a plan as a concession to low fee pressure and paired with an...
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re: Do you use in flight WIFI on vacation flights? - Maderan
If you fly United and have the app you can steam a ton of movies and tv shows on their app for free. Does not include general internet browsing though. ...
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re: Player development question - Maderan
Depends on what your son's goals are and his enjoyment of the different environments on each team. Ultimately, his enjoyment of the game and how much he wants to do with it will drive him to seek more opportunities or quit in pursuit of other interests. I would take the route that keeps him having f...
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re: ICC tickets - Maderan
Yeah the Classico tickets are stupid. the cheapest presale ticket was $400 and was standing room only...to put your butt in a seat started at $650. Almost cheaper to fly to Spain and watch it there....
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re: You Neymar haters are delusional. - Maderan
99?...
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re: You Neymar haters are delusional. - Maderan
Hazard has 74 fouls against, is leading EPL Neymar has 98 fouls against in La Liga, is leading all of Europe... This doesn't count UCL or Europa stats....
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re: You Neymar haters are delusional. - Maderan
Neymar is by far the most fouled player in Europe. He is certainly a great player but is also skilled at going to ground on contact. He is very shifty and his change of pace and change of direction skills are what give him consistent opportunities to draw fouls. He sells it well but it is certainly ...
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