- My Forums
- Tiger Rant
- LSU Recruiting
- SEC Rant
- Saints Talk
- Pelicans Talk
- More Sports Board
- Coaching Changes
- Fantasy Sports
- Golf Board
- Soccer Board
- O-T Lounge
- Tech Board
- Outdoor Board
- Health/Fitness Board
- Movie/TV Board
- Book Board
- Music Board
- Political Talk
- Money Talk
- Fark Board
- Gaming Board
- Travel Board
- Food/Drink Board
- Ticket Exchange
- TD Help Board
Customize My Forums
- View All Forums
re: Is being in social security program a good thing? - ScottieP on 10/9/18 at 10:15 pm
If you don't think there are current laws in effect to take your money you are seriously naive. My old man was self employed all his life and paid into SS. When he turned 66 he took his SS benefit. He died a month later unexpectedly. My mom worked for the state for 33 years, never put into SS ca...Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (0)
re: LSU’s rent-a-tent tailgating area has grown since game 1. - ScottieP on 9/21/18 at 10:24 pm
[quote]So if the info I was told is correct that means it will be $25 for non conference and $50 for SEC games just to park 1 car. Trailers cost additional fees. [/quote] You're wrong on the parking. 2018 Game-by-Game Parking Price Chart Sept. 8 Southeastern Louisiana $20 Sept. 22 Lou...
Posted on Tiger RantJump to Post - View Topic - Replies (2)
re: Where did you get your house plans? Any one get plans off the internet? - ScottieP on 8/24/18 at 12:22 pm
If you are wanting something in an Acadian/ Louisiana or French Country style home. Id suggest Steve Madden. He has a ton of plans online and he will sit down and customize if you want. We used Steve for our house a few years back. [link=(http://www.maddenhomedesign.com/)]LINK[/link]...Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (2)
re: Am I early retirement ready? - ScottieP on 7/27/18 at 10:37 pm
[quote]Survivor Benefit will cost $3650 or 6.5%. Surviving spouse recieves 55%. That's max coverage allowed. I need to look closer at whether or not to pay for it, take out more insurance, or go with the life insurance I have.[/quote] I've actually heard of a lot of people taking the no surviv...Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (0)
re: Am I early retirement ready? - ScottieP on 7/27/18 at 4:37 pm
[quote]I'm calculating under our plan a $600 a month reduction based on a $5,000 a month pension. $400 at $3,500[/quote] Yeah that's about right. So take that $56k and drop it to $48k. Then drop off another few thousand for health insurance premiums for you and the family in retirement. That...Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (0)
re: Am I early retirement ready? - ScottieP on 7/27/18 at 12:41 pm
[quote]Expecting $56k annual military pension, $1.2m saved (300 Roth,500 TSP/401k, + taxable accts)[/quote] $500K in the TSP in your early 40s is impressive especially when living on 1 income with 2 kids. As for the $56K pension, I'd do some digging. Is that with or without survivorship? I...Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (2)
re: Switch to 100% post tax retirement contributions into a Roth at midpoint of career? - ScottieP on 7/25/18 at 9:19 pm
[quote]Wish federal employees/military had this option with TSP![/quote] The TSP offers employee post tax Roth contributions, but all of the governments contributions go into the pre tax account....Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (1)
re: Disney at Mardi Gras - ScottieP on 7/14/18 at 10:52 pm
We have been to Disney the last 2 Mardi Gras'. 2018 was way more crowded then 2017. 2018 trip ended on Presidents Day weekend but 2017 coincided with the marathon weekend. Most crowd calendars had crowds in the 8-9 range. Yeah it was packed but if you book your meals at 180 days and do your fast ...
Posted on Travel BoardJump to Post - View Topic - Replies (0)
re: Anyone else a federal employee? Thrift Savings Plan related. - ScottieP on 7/12/18 at 9:17 pm
The real question is how close to retirement are you? The younger you are the more you should put in the C, S and I. As you get closer to retirement you should move it to the G fund to protect your money close to retirement. Know a guy that wanted to retire in 2011. but was all in the C and S...Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (1)
re: Solar Attic Fans - ScottieP on 7/4/18 at 9:56 pm
[quote]Insulation is fine and I think fishfighter is right. When they installed the insulation they didn't install baffles. [/quote] I gave you credit in an earlier post. I'm not sure exactly what they did. I need to get up there early one morning and see. Too damn hot to do it any other time....Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (0)
re: Solar Attic Fans - ScottieP on 7/3/18 at 11:48 pm
[quote] I’m leaning towards insulting the underside of the roof deck with open cell spray foam and encapsulating the attic (moving the thermal envelope to the roof line and getting rid of all attic and roof vents[/quote] I looked into the spray foam stuff when I was building. It was about twice ...Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (1)
re: Solar Attic Fans - ScottieP on 7/3/18 at 9:13 pm
[quote]What kind of shape is your insulation in? [/quote] Insulation is fine and I think fishfighter is right. When they installed the insulation they didn't install baffles. I can get some air flow from the main part of the house I also have dormers with soffits that I can get some flow fr...Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (1)
re: Solar Attic Fans - ScottieP on 7/2/18 at 10:20 pm
[quote]It don't know if it's drawing air from inside the house but I'm cooler and I could see a difference in my electric bill.[/quote] This is exactly how I feel. Although I do Think Chad504boy has a point, but at this point I have a properly working AC and a room that is 82 every afternoon. ...Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (0)
re: Solar Attic Fans - ScottieP on 7/2/18 at 9:51 pm
Yeah I've heard/read that its not good to install vent fans on roofs with ridge vents, cause it draws from the house but at this point my AC is running non stop everyday from around 1pm to 8pm and that is with it set at 76. If I lower it like on the weekends when the kids are home it runs all day. ...Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (1)
re: Solar Attic Fans - ScottieP on 7/2/18 at 9:47 pm
I really just need it to run during the day cause the AC keeps up when the sun goes down that is why I was thinking solar to save on the electric bill. but not opposed to a power vent....Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (1)
re: Solar Attic Fans - ScottieP on 7/2/18 at 9:01 pm
It is insulated and I think that is the problem. The bonus room has 5’ knee walls on 3 sides then a slope ceiling till it reaches the height of 8’. The sloped ceiling has the Sheetrock directly on the roof rafters and there is insulation between the rafters. So I think the flow of air from the soffi...Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (4)
Solar Attic Fans - ScottieP on 7/2/18 at 4:20 pm
Anyone have any experience with installing or getting a solar attic fan installed on their house? I have a bonus room above my garage that we have never really used. AC has been set on 78 in the summer and heater on 65 in the winter. After Christmas we made it into a playroom for my daughters s...Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (6)
re: Have any of you tried backing a Boat Trailer up using the in dash camera ? - ScottieP on 6/20/18 at 9:30 pm
[quote]Easy, grab the bottom of the steering wheel and turn it the same direction the trailer is going to go in the opposite direction [/quote] This right here is the easiest way to learn how to back down....Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (1)
Photo: LSU Coaches Visit 4-Star QB Commit Peter Parrish
Parrish is expected to sign with LSU during the early signing period.
Watch: LSU Players Get Their Fiesta Bowl Gifts Early
Merry Christmas fellas.
Four-Star LB Commit Donte Starks Plans To Sign With LSU On Dec. 19
Starks was planning to wait until February to sign.
LSU Safety Grant Delpit Named Unanimous All-American
Delpit joins elite company at LSU.
Courtside Collision At The Rockets Game Leaves Alex Bregman Doused In Beer
"Cleanup on aisle 1."
Former Tennis Star Anna Kournikova Bought A Lot Of Booze At Costco
Where's the party?
ESPN’s Paul Finebaum Rips Into Nick Saban For Hiring Maryland Head Coach D.J. Durkin
*The recently fired D.J. Durkin.
Yep, Emily Ratajkowski Has More New Bathing Suits To Show You
Christmas gift for your gal?
Singer Nicki Minaj Is Threatening To Sue ESPN’s Jesse Palmer
Weird times, friends.