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Forum: EDF 11-30-2007, 03:03 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 55
Posted By Big TR
Re: Child Raising - Discipline issues

30 year old father of a 5 year old.

I was occasionally spanked with the stylish 1970's 3 inch wide white belt and/or wooden spoon. I turned out fine. My brother, not so much. This small sample...
Forum: Video Games 11-30-2007, 12:57 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 49
Posted By Big TR
Re: Unscientific PS2 Survey: All PS2 owners please open this

Only 1 PS2, purchased in May of 2002. Not a single problem with it.

It will probably blow up tomorrow because of this post.
Forum: Business, Finance, and Investing 11-29-2007, 05:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 22
Posted By Big TR
Re: bank of america CC offer i recieved

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1.9% APY on everything including cash advances till June of 08

this is free money and i should take this, no? i read the terms and don't see any catches(assuming no payments are late)....
Forum: Business, Finance, and Investing 11-28-2007, 12:52 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 160
Posted By Big TR
Re: How to build credit

I think what we can learn from this thread is:

A. Henry is a troll that
B. works for Bank of America/Chase/etc.
Forum: Business, Finance, and Investing 11-27-2007, 12:05 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 160
Posted By Big TR
Re: How to build credit

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It isn't just me. When this topic was discussed before I actually brought it up to get some opinions from my friends and they agreed. Pathetic might not have been the best choice of words...
Forum: Business, Finance, and Investing 11-27-2007, 11:05 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 160
Posted By Big TR
Re: How to build credit

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I'd like to know some ways in which I can build a good credit rating. I've never had a cc or taken out a loan.

I've never needed a cc and don't think I'll ever need one. I just want to...
Forum: Business, Finance, and Investing 11-27-2007, 11:00 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 160
Posted By Big TR
Re: How to build credit

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I would also advise against the apporama garbage. Honestly it is embarrassing to get involved with [censored] like that. Whatever free stuff you get is not worth your self-respect.

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Forum: Business, Finance, and Investing 11-26-2007, 11:46 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 10
Posted By Big TR
Re: Think of buying a coop....

The most important thing is to be sure you have all of these (http://www.historyforkids.org/learn/economy/pictures/chicken.jpg) purchased before moving in:
Forum: Business, Finance, and Investing 11-26-2007, 11:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 14
Posted By Big TR
Re: Business \\ Tax Question

Typically taxable income is done on a cash basis. If you don't receive the cash by 12/31, you will have to take that money as income in 2008.

This can be moot if you run an accrual based business...
Forum: Video Games 11-20-2007, 05:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5
Posted By Big TR
Re: Selling the Wii?

This is the type of input I was hoping to hear. I am completely unaware of the eBay world and how new vs. Used plays out on stuff like this.
Forum: Video Games 11-20-2007, 02:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5
Posted By Big TR
Re: Selling the Wii?

It is hilarious. I'm lucky in that my 5 year old already understands the utility of money.

For example, if I tell him that we can make $150 selling the Wii and I'll give him $50 of it to spend...
Forum: Video Games 11-20-2007, 09:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5
Posted By Big TR
Selling the Wii?

So it looks like the Wii shortage is going to continue through the Christmas season.

http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/GadgetGuide/story?id=3887235&page=1

Is anybody out there going to try to...
Forum: Other Other Topics 11-16-2007, 09:31 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 32
Posted By Big TR
Re: The Office 11/15

"You expect to be screwed by your company. You don't expect to be screwed by your girlfriend."

Yeah, the joke was lame. But between that scene and the "that's what she said" scene last week with...
Forum: Health and Fitness 11-15-2007, 10:04 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 8
Posted By Big TR
Re: Article: 5 Reasons You\'re Not Losing Weight

Writers using this argument are laughable to me. "Don't you find it odd that the experts blame butter and beef for heart disease, even though heart disease is new and traditional foods are old?...
Forum: EDF 11-14-2007, 05:16 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 45
Posted By Big TR
Re: Fall Fashions (and good deals on fashions!)

Thoughts on this (http://www.thegaastore.com/view_product.asp?cat1=County+Ranges&cat2=Limerick&id=605) Gaelic football jersey. The back has the lettering for County Limerick in Gaelic.
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Forum: Other Other Topics 11-13-2007, 02:41 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 30
Posted By Big TR
Re: Left turn courtesy question with MS Paint

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Because if the guy in the left lane decides to merge right (right into your car) you are at fault. It's a risky maneuver, and you have to drive defensively esp. in LA.

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Forum: Business, Finance, and Investing 11-12-2007, 05:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 8
Posted By Big TR
Re: Transferring Roth IRA at ING to Vanguard

Unless you are in a back-loaded mutual fund with ING, it will cost you nothing to transfer these funds to Vanguard.

There are no tax implications in doing this transfer.
Forum: Health and Fitness 11-09-2007, 09:26 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4
Posted By Big TR
Re: Nutritional Supplements

I know next to nothing about weight training and/or nutrition but know that T-Nation is to be taken with a really large grain of salt. It is one of the most over the top websites that takes itself...
Forum: Health and Fitness 11-08-2007, 02:24 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4
Posted By Big TR
Re: Nutritional Supplements

Part 3 of this T-Nation series is going to be dealing with supplements. Omega-3's make an appearance before part 3.

http://tinyurl.com/2f44p7
Forum: Other Other Topics 11-07-2007, 04:22 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 7
Posted By Big TR
Re: Prison Break - S3 Discussion Thread, Let the absurdity begin!

You forgot the important spin at the end, that the kidnapper chick is in with the Aussie.

This is an easy to watch, enjoyably dumb show.
Forum: Other Other Topics 11-06-2007, 05:40 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2
Posted By Big TR
Re: What is the most tragic thing you\'ve ever had to deal with

Not me but my cousin.

He's a lawyer, working to put his wife through med school. 2 weeks after she graduates from school, she files for divorce. He's obviously torn apart.

A few years go by...
Forum: Health and Fitness 11-04-2007, 09:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3
Posted By Big TR
Re: Eliptical Question

This happens to me sometimes. I just pick up one foot and use my arms to power through the machine, moving my tingling foot around. This works for me.

Also from what I have read extended steady...
Forum: Business, Finance, and Investing 10-31-2007, 08:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 5
Posted By Big TR
Re: study tips the final cpa exam?

I passed the whole test on my first shot in 1999 before the computerized tests. Back in the day there was a rough breakdown on the topics covered on each part of the exam.

I pretty much did a...
Forum: Other Other Topics 10-30-2007, 02:46 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5
Posted By Big TR
Re: Negotiating a New Car Price -- Your Stories.

We bought an 07 Honda Pilot a few months ago.

Step 1: Used our super credit rating to get a blank check pre-approval for financing from Capital One.

Step 2: I emailed several dealerships in...
Forum: Business, Finance, and Investing 10-29-2007, 02:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 8
Posted By Big TR
Re: $100 oil........$3 gas..........switch to biofuels now

But nothing you said makes it a bad investment at this time.
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