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re: Resorts in Dominican Republic (Punta Cana) - Oenophile Brah
[quote]MamouTiger65[/quote] Hey Mamou, any chance we can get a little write-up on your trip? Would love any pro-tips you can lend before I head over. TIA....
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re: Cyber Monday deals - Oenophile Brah
Just picked up a nest 3rd gen smart thermostat. $170 for the silver model. I'm a late adopter of technology. ...
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re: Thoughts on Cox vs DirecTV - Oenophile Brah
[quote] And to clarify, Cox is my only option for internet with a decent speed.[/quote] Are you in New Orleans? I had a Cox technician out yesterday due to poor internet service. He told me that ATT is currently running fiber lines throughout the area and would be offering increased speeds soon....
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re: Resorts in Dominican Republic (Punta Cana) - Oenophile Brah
[quote]Staying at the Grand Bavaro now[/quote] Nice. Staying there in early January. What level of suite did you reserve? ...
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re: Cox Internet-New Orleans: Anyone dealing with slow speeds? - Oenophile Brah
[quote]I decided to get the Panoramic WIFI and now i'm consistently between 175-195 Mbps. [/quote] Are you renting their router? I hated paying the $10/mo and ended up buying a nice router. Picked up the Arris Surfboard 1900 and haven't noticed any reduction in speed. It pays for itself in just ...
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re: Mint Sync Error with Hancock Whitney - Oenophile Brah
I'm guessing you may need to change the sourcing for the whitney link-up. I'm able to access my account (originally Whitney) but I have to click on the Hancock portion now. I use the same info, but link through the "Hancock Personal Account" section. Not sure that is your issue, but that is what ...
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re: 90 day fiancé : Before the 90 days - Paul - Oenophile Brah
First time poster here. Does Courtney laugh with her mouth closed? Anyone notice that? I don't think I've ever seen that before. ...
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re: Resorts in Dominican Republic (Punta Cana) - Oenophile Brah
[quote]I like the Royalton because I am going to try one of the swim up suites. I don't think the Grand Bavaro has that option. [/quote] Thanks for the reply. FYI- Grand Bavaro does offer a swim-up suite. ...
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re: Resorts in Dominican Republic (Punta Cana) - Oenophile Brah
[quote]This will be my 1st time in Punta Cana, and I think I will go with the Royalton as well.[/quote] I'm planning my honeymoon and am looking at Grand Bavaro based on a few reviews on TD. Jan. 2018. Would you explain why you're choosing the Royalton? I'm just curious if I'm missing someth...
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re: Proposed 401k limit -- $2400 per year - Oenophile Brah
[quote]You honestly believe “$225k isn’t a ton to live off”?[/quote] You don't have $225k to live off of. It's $225k - $75k=$150k. This is working off the 33% new proposed rates. $150k/yr for a married couple with $250k+ student debt, a conservative $300k mortgage or (high rent payment in ex...
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re: Proposed 401k limit -- $2400 per year - Oenophile Brah
[quote]That’s $225k AGI. So you’re nearing $275-290k+ depending on your pretax and deductions. [/quote] $225k after deductions isn't a ton to live off of when you have serious student debt. Heaven forbid you have children or live in an high cost of living city. Top rate should start around 30...
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re: Marcello's Returning Back to BR - Oenophile Brah
Does anyone remember why he sold the place in New Orleans. I thought they were doing pretty well. ...
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re: I come to the Money Talk for advice - Home equity Loan/HELOC/Other Options - Oenophile Brah
I think you’re worrying too much. 40k for 800 sq ft is high. I’m assuming you’re a fairly high earner. You should be able to float with the HELOC for a few years. If rates bump quick, you can pay it down faster. It’s only 40k. You sound like you really want the addition and only hope to finan...
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re: How Do I Save? - Oenophile Brah
I would hate to miss any portion of my companies match, so try to avoid that situation. You’re in a similar situation I was in years ago. I would consider 2 options. 1 multi family house. You live in one portion and rent out the other(s). This is what I did. It’s my first rec, but you ...
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re: If you had a million dollars to invest - Oenophile Brah
If your bills are paid, what do you need the million dollars to do? Growth? Income? We need more info.......
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re: Happy National Coffee Day What/How Many are you Drinking? - Oenophile Brah
[quote]French Truck dark roast.[/quote] Are you talking about the Mexican blend? Chipas? I picked some up for the first time this week and have been pretty impressed. French Truck is almost entirely med-roast, but this is my first time trying their dark roast. ...
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re: So I'm watching Manhunt: Unabomber... - Oenophile Brah
[quote]Where can I watch this?[/quote] Discovery on demand. I just finished the series. Really enjoyable and worth a watch. I had some of the same feelings as others here. The show certainly humanizes Ted which seems like primary theme of the show. IMO. I would like to have seen some time...
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re: Whats car insurance like in Texas? - Oenophile Brah
[quote]Just a single data point, but I just moved from New Orleans to Houston, and my rate with Geico went from ~$700 to $500 / 6 months[/quote] I bet that will change soon after the storm claims are finished. The Houston area is about to see a solid bump in rates. ...
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re: What's your employer contribution to your 401K? - Oenophile Brah
[quote]I put in 4%, they put in 2%, not great but it's something.[/quote] This is our plan match as well. Our fund options are pretty pitiful to boot. We have over 50 fund choices and all but 2 have expense ratios over .50%. Many have load fees. It's really a shame how poorly some of these 401k...
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re: NOLA restaurant news -- Besh and Alon Shaya parting ways - Oenophile Brah
[quote]also Alon has been traveling a ton doing popups and demos nationwide.[/quote] This. That kind of exposure cost money. I wonder if he started eating away at his profits?.......
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