Favorite team:LSU 
Location:The Edge of Sanity
Biography:LSU Grad, UPT resident
Interests:Food & Wine, LSU Sports, Travel, Politics
Occupation:Efficiency Expert
Number of Posts:7480
Registered on:1/28/2013
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re: Sold- 2 saints tickets for sale $400/ - Oenophile Brah
Sorry. They just sold on another site. I’ll remove the posting. ...
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re: Looking for Saint/Bears Tickets - Oenophile Brah
Just posted 2. ...
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re: Anyone offered Playoff tickets yet? - Oenophile Brah
[quote]They said an “allotment of tickets were returned from the bears” [/quote] I know some Ochsner employees received an email yesterday about a ticket lottery. My wife got 2 tickets but we aren't in receipt yet. I'm curious where the seats are located and wonder if this is the source. ...
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re: Tory McPhail resigns from Commander's Palace, Meg Bickford in - Oenophile Brah
He stayed on too long. I look forward to see how Meg puts her fingerprint on the menu. ...
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re: Why is a flat tax bad? - Oenophile Brah
[quote]The VAT can replace income tax. I'd gladly accept the VAT if it did away with income tax (both corporate and personal). [/quote] Right. Many would gladly accept the replacement. The problem is who are the angels spending the VAT revenue and writing the laws when more spending is propos...
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re: Why is a flat tax bad? - Oenophile Brah
[quote]By flat tax I mean a set tax on sales tax. No income tax. [/quote] What you’re describing is generally referred to as a VAT (Value Added Tax). It’s been tried in Europe, but with poor results. The theory is very solid, but it’s is operated by politicians who want to carve out special e...
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re: Home Improvement Loan - Oenophile Brah
[quote]The lowest rate I've seen from online lenders is about 7% for a 3 year loan. My bank is a credit union, is it even worth going to see if I can get a lower rate than 7%? I'm looking to borrow 8k[/quote] You're likely talking about a personal unsecured loan and 7% sounds about right. For $8...
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re: Whitney Bank refinance specialist.... - Oenophile Brah
[quote]anyone got a name of someone in [b]nola[/b] area [/quote] Try Paul Loria at Hancock/Whitney, NOLA. He's helped me many times and can get things done. ...
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re: Pay off mortgage or save/invest? - Oenophile Brah
[quote]I paid off my 30 year in 13.5 years. It is the best decision that I've made in my life. You'll have more money to invest, and less stress. Pay it off. [/quote] How do you buy time? As others have stated, you have much greater control and presumably less stress if you invest the money w...
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re: Misa taking over Bordeaux - Oenophile Brah
I called this place closing 5 years ago.... or was that his other place???...
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re: Am I Wrong for not wanting all my money tied up in retirement accounts? - Oenophile Brah
[quote]We both contribute 12% of our salaries to 401k plus we get 6% company match. [/quote] Good question, OP. The biggest point, IMO, is 2 incomes. I’m in a similar place with 2 very strong incomes, but a student debt load precluding maximizing tax advantaged accounts and taxable at our desir...
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re: Senate Judiciary Democrats will boycott any hearing on a new nomination. - Oenophile Brah
Ok. Republicans will hold hearings regardsless. ...
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re: HVLP Paint sprayers recommendations? - Oenophile Brah
[quote]Went with this one off amazon warehouse.. [/quote] Which one? I’m seeing 3 versions on Amazon. I’m interested in what you think. Probably buy one for small furniture and kitchen cabinets soon. ...
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re: Tub to Shower Conversion - Oenophile Brah
[quote]skyisfalln[/quote] Thanks for sharing this. His work posted on Facebook was impressive. Do you know if he does work in Nola? I’m considering bathroom & kitchen updates on a double I rent out but don’t have anyone to consider for the work. ...
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re: Advice for a Parent - Vanguard - Oenophile Brah
[quote]Have her go see a CFP.[/quote] This. Your mom is at a critical point in life and should seek a fee only advisor. This also gets you out of a sticky situation that your engineering training isn’t ready to handle. ...
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re: How is Jemele Hill still employed? - Oenophile Brah
That makes her worse than a “good German”. Why not leave and assuage her conscience? ...
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re: That speech was taped... - Oenophile Brah
Has a party’s nominatination acceptance speech ever been taped?...
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re: Jon Voight stresses the importance of a second Trump term - Oenophile Brah
[quote]The actor or the dentist?[/quote] Fine reference but I have to correct. J Voight was a periodontist. ...
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re: Anybody here refinance a student loan? - Oenophile Brah
[quote] Rates in March were going for 4.25-4.5%. Are they even lower now?[/quote] They are for terms under 7 years for the balance range I was just quoted. Fixed were from 3.4- ~4.0 for 5-10 years. ...
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