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My one buddy was head of the inventory department for a drilling equipment company here in PA. He made good money but was laid off back in 2015 when the company was downsizing, he was 33 at the time and they gave him a big severance package. He went to work in the warehouse for a medical supply co...
We get paid bimonthly so I never get that third monthly paycheck twice a year, but my wife got hers today! We base our budgets off of each of us getting paid twice a month so when he she gets that third monthly pay it always feels like a bonus even though it really isn't. We'll probably use it...

re: What amount do you save per month?

Posted by grsharky on 3/6/24 at 12:31 pm
Ours varies from month to month, there are so many factors at play. We put aside 15-20% a year into retirement accounts, some money each month into 529s, and I'm not exactly sure what percentage we put aside per month into just regular savings. There are some months where we put a lot in becau...
I can't speak for the parallels between 1776 and 2024, because they're not exactly the same scenarios. However, I can tell you that after the Revolution the American people had such little faith in the national currency that many states issued their own money. As you can imagine that led to a lot ...

re: Stupid Things Said to Women

Posted by grsharky on 3/2/24 at 11:04 am
Was messing around with this girl one night and went to take her bra off and she brushed me hand away and I said, “are you Amish or something…?”. And that was the end of that....
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[quote]Any textbooks or books(non-fiction and historical fiction) you’d recommend?[/quote] Sure, no problem! 1. 1776 by David McCullough. Great overview of the entire year leading up to Trenton and how bad it got for the Americans. Not overly long and an easy read. 2. Washington's Crossing...
In a way it did, the American war effort was at a pretty low point at the end of 1776. Washington had been routed on Long Island and all the way up Manhattan Island and chased across Jersey to PA. The army was melting away and a lot of enlistments were up on 1/1/1777. He needed to do something to...

re: The ACC is about crumble

Posted by grsharky on 2/18/24 at 7:38 am
[quote]#24 in the country at 7-6....in 2023 Right behind Arkansas and ahead of Ole Miss. And bout 13k more than WVU... And if you want to compare to SEC and Big 10, these are the schools we had better attendance: Ole Miss, Kentucky, Missouri, Purdue, Oregon, Miss St, Illinois, Rutgers, Minne...
[quote]It will be interesting. How many fans of weaker teams/conferences will still watch socalled college football. Will younger fans of ACC teams continue to be football fans when their teams are not eligible for championships.[/quote] I think this is already happening in a way. I'm a WVU fa...
I remember watching the storm while I was doing it, that women turned to lace when we got after it. Thing is, this young girl with a kid who lived in Baton Rouge kept calling and interrupting us....
My wife (no pics) is a pharmacist and has her PharmD. She never goes by her Dr. title. In fact her hospital has the pharmacists go by their first names even though they all have doctorates. She doesn't mind and when I jokingly call her Dr she doesn't care for it. ...
After our 2nd kid got out of the infant stage we wanted to get rid of a lot little kid stuff and we didn't have any friends or family who needed it, she put a lot of things on there. It wasn't about getting money for us, it was just clearing out space in a timely fashion and not just tossing stuff ...
Obviously diet is a big part of all of this and eating ultra processed food isn't good. I turned 40 in August and over the past few years I've been more conscious about what I eat. I made an effort to cut down on bagged food, lunch meat, and less booze. I eat a cereal that has a lot of fiber and t...

re: Gene Hackman

Posted by grsharky on 1/7/24 at 12:02 pm
Loved him in Mississippi Burning. The scene in the juke where he goes in by himself to talk to the Klansmen is top notch....
Have a 2021 4Runner that I bought new in May 2021. Our payment is $405 a month and will be paid off this spring. I had a four year note at 3% but made some extra payments and will carve a year off. I would've kept my truck which was paid off but when we found out kid number 2 was on the way I nee...

re: Reality show stories

Posted by grsharky on 1/6/24 at 11:55 am
I met Shep and Austin from Southern Charm at Nemacolin Woodlands here in PA. They weren’t shooting or anything but I think the resort brought them in to play golf and whatnot. They were cool and down to earth, we talked college football and golf for a few minutes. ...
Yeah didn't Herbie have a full on meltdown on Twitter a while back because people were mean to him?...
[quote]Herbstreit floated scrapping the non-playoff bowl format and instead having a secondary bracket tournament like the NIT. [/quote] Whats the difference between a tourney that means nothing and bowls that mean nothing? I don't get what Herbie is going at here. ...
Yeah this is like an arsonist who burnt their own house down and then complaining they lost everything. Obviously these guys aren't going to stray to far from the ESPN narrative, but it's true the same people who sign their paychecks are the same people who're driving the sport off a cliff. They h...