How (and why) to Ramble On your domestic shorthair - Page 359 - Miata Turbo Forum -Boost cars, acquire cats.

Welcome to Miataturbo.net   Members
 


Insert BS here A place to discuss anything you want

Reply
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 03-21-2011, 10:35 PM   #7161
Elite Member
iTrader: (9)
 
TurboTim's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Chesterfield, NJ
Posts: 6,177
Total Cats: 198
Default

I just finished drinking a nice glass of milk.
TurboTim is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2011, 11:10 PM   #7162
Moderator
iTrader: (9)
 
sixshooter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Tampa, FL
Posts: 13,401
Total Cats: 1,016
Default

Perspective shift in progress:

sixshooter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2011, 03:56 AM   #7163
Elite Member
iTrader: (5)
 
pusha's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Miami, FL
Posts: 7,363
Total Cats: -28
Default

chriast, I am fucked up bros............... YEats, I will outaddrink you ALL DAY at the MITTY.
pusha is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2011, 03:57 AM   #7164
Elite Member
iTrader: (5)
 
pusha's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Miami, FL
Posts: 7,363
Total Cats: -28
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by TurboTim View Post
I just finished drinking a nice glass of milk.
dude, there's no ahsame in that, dude. I think to the days when I usead to drink stuff like that but then I turned q1 and was able to trd outside in the bpublic and in the bars of my torwn ehre I live.............................................. ................

RAP LYRICZ
pusha is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2011, 08:56 AM   #7165
Moderator
iTrader: (9)
 
sixshooter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Tampa, FL
Posts: 13,401
Total Cats: 1,016
Default

Hmmm. I always thought outdrinking someone was demonstrated by being able to hold your liquor without appearing sloppy.
sixshooter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2011, 10:26 AM   #7166
Antisaint
iTrader: (17)
 
Vashthestampede's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Danbury, CT
Posts: 4,637
Total Cats: 45
Default

Vintage 80s PHOTO POLAROID Black KIDS Boys Girls PARTY



http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...=p5197.c0.m619

I guess they really do sell everything on eBay. Just imagine, someone out there is thinking "I've been looking for one of these FOREVER".

This seller is actually selling old photos for $5 a piece! I think I'm gonna start cleaning out family albums without telling anyone. lol
Vashthestampede is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2011, 10:36 AM   #7167
Boost Czar

iTrader: (60)
 
Braineack's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Chantilly, VA
Posts: 70,150
Total Cats: 1,401
Default

I have an old Polaroid camera for sale if you want it.
Braineack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2011, 01:23 PM   #7168
Crumple Zone Tester
iTrader: (6)
 
mgeoffriau's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Jackson, MS
Posts: 7,486
Total Cats: 373
Default

So now that our inflation is worse than Zimbabwe's (thanks, Keynesian policy wonks!), where should I be saving my money?

The market remains incredibly risky while investors try to predict what our capricious government will do.

Simple bank savings account will not keep up with the current inflation.

I was thinking of opening an ING savings account for the convenience of it, but I'm not sure if I'm leaving a significant amount of interest on the table by doing so.
mgeoffriau is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2011, 03:03 PM   #7169
Moderator
iTrader: (9)
 
sixshooter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Tampa, FL
Posts: 13,401
Total Cats: 1,016
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mgeoffriau View Post
So now that our inflation is worse than Zimbabwe's (thanks, Keynesian policy wonks!), where should I be saving my money?

The market remains incredibly risky while investors try to predict what our capricious government will do.

Simple bank savings account will not keep up with the current inflation.

I was thinking of opening an ING savings account for the convenience of it, but I'm not sure if I'm leaving a significant amount of interest on the table by doing so.
ING Direct and FNBO Direct are usually going to offer some of the highest savings account interest rates readily available. That said, they are both hovering around 1% right now. Not good. And IMO it would be a bad time to lock money into anything longer term like a CD because the rates will come back up and leave you trapped at a low return. But if you are looking to find a better intermediate to long term place to park your money I have a place.

I have some money at FNBO Direct but the better place for me to park my money right now is at Vanguard in a small-cap index fund. Since Vanguard is investor owned the expenses are minuscule and the expense ratios on index funds are around a quarter of a percent which is great.

A small-cap index fund puts you in a little piece of around 1,700 different companies so the risk of any single company or sector bringing it down is very low. Yet, because they are smaller corporations they have a propensity to grow more easily (General Electric will not grow by 30% in a year but a smaller corporation might). Therefore the small-cap companies outperform the S&P 500, for instance. And it was easy to open an account online with them and add or remove money without drama or hassle. And the Vanguard Small-Cap Index Fund is tracking significantly better over time than the savings account rates (even with the market collapse of '08-09). Just park it and leave it. Here's some info: https://personal.vanguard.com/us/fun...FundIntExt=INT

My .
sixshooter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2011, 04:09 PM   #7170
Crumple Zone Tester
iTrader: (6)
 
mgeoffriau's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Jackson, MS
Posts: 7,486
Total Cats: 373
Default

Minimum investment $3,000? Not for me, not right now anyway.


EDIT:

That sounded more ungrateful than I intended. It does look interesting, actually, but the $3,000 minimum investment is pretty much out of the question. I'm looking for something that I can open with $200-400 and drop in $40 a month, something like that. Yes, my wife and I live on a very small budget.
mgeoffriau is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2011, 06:15 PM   #7171
Elite Member
iTrader: (19)
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Rochester, NY
Posts: 5,185
Total Cats: 323
Default

DWS (formerly Scudder) is where I put my money. For the record, I also have some Vanguard fonds as well.
rleete is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2011, 06:38 PM   #7172
Antisaint
iTrader: (17)
 
Vashthestampede's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Danbury, CT
Posts: 4,637
Total Cats: 45
Default

I just talked with the landlord at the shop and verified that they still want me to paint the 2nd building in the spring and its a go!

Such a ******* relief to know for sure.
Vashthestampede is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2011, 09:11 PM   #7173
Moderator
iTrader: (9)
 
sixshooter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Tampa, FL
Posts: 13,401
Total Cats: 1,016
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mgeoffriau View Post
Minimum investment $3,000? Not for me, not right now anyway.


EDIT:

That sounded more ungrateful than I intended. It does look interesting, actually, but the $3,000 minimum investment is pretty much out of the question. I'm looking for something that I can open with $200-400 and drop in $40 a month, something like that. Yes, my wife and I live on a very small budget.
Bah! Whom amongst us does not have $3000 to invest? [/John Kerry]

Sorry. They also have an exchange traded fund that is a mirror of that one and has no minimum - https://personal.vanguard.com/us/fun...FundIntExt=INT
sixshooter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2011, 10:03 PM   #7174
I'm a terrible person
iTrader: (19)
 
FRT_Fun's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Arizona
Posts: 7,292
Total Cats: 178
Default

I need to invest... now you got me all interested. I wish I knew more about that subject :/
FRT_Fun is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2011, 10:35 PM   #7175
Crumple Zone Tester
iTrader: (6)
 
mgeoffriau's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Jackson, MS
Posts: 7,486
Total Cats: 373
Default

It's really, really irritating when the m.net server goes down every 5 minutes while I'm trying to research some info.
mgeoffriau is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2011, 11:07 PM   #7176
Elite Member
iTrader: (2)
 
Faeflora's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Posts: 8,763
Total Cats: 115
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mgeoffriau View Post
It's really, really irritating when the m.net server goes down every 5 minutes while I'm trying to research some info.
What is your question?

Also yah, m.net is indeed really useful when you have stupid non performance issues.
Faeflora is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2011, 11:52 PM   #7177
Want fries with that?
iTrader: (3)
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Twin Cities, Minnesota
Posts: 2,023
Total Cats: -1
Default

New wheels/tires
rider384 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2011, 02:17 AM   #7178
Boost Pope
iTrader: (8)
 
Joe Perez's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Chicago
Posts: 24,671
Total Cats: 1,570
Default




Poor little Fizzgig. He gets no respect.
Joe Perez is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2011, 09:02 AM   #7179
Moderator
iTrader: (9)
 
sixshooter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Tampa, FL
Posts: 13,401
Total Cats: 1,016
Default

M.net is good if you need opinions on whether or not to use the little undertray that comes with the factory cupholder.
sixshooter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2011, 10:37 AM   #7180
Crumple Zone Tester
iTrader: (6)
 
mgeoffriau's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Jackson, MS
Posts: 7,486
Total Cats: 373
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Faeflora View Post
What is your question?

Also yah, m.net is indeed really useful when you have stupid non performance issues.
Quote:
Originally Posted by sixshooter View Post
M.net is good if you need opinions on whether or not to use the little undertray that comes with the factory cupholder.
Not quite that bad. I was looking for info on transmission and rear end oils.

I did notice something funny though -- when I search at m.net, often the best answers are from mt.net members, but the info is more helpful to me because they are dumbing down the info for the m.net audience.

For what it's worth, it looks like I'll be going with the Amsoil MTG in the transmission and Amsoil Severe Gear in the rear end. I can't figure out why they are all ordering $20 a quart Motorcraft MTF from their Ford dealers when you can have Amsoil delivered to your door for less then that.
mgeoffriau is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Uconn Car Show 240_to_miata Local Meets, Events and Tech Days 1 01-23-2016 10:17 PM
Uconn Car Show Sat, April 9th 240_to_miata Local Meets, Events and Tech Days 7 04-11-2011 11:00 AM
Uconn Car Club Spring 2010 Show 240_to_miata Local Meets, Events and Tech Days 92 04-12-2010 06:20 PM
anual uconn car show/meet 240_to_miata Local Meets, Events and Tech Days 0 02-19-2008 10:03 PM


Tags
brain <3 me, brainy <3s hollywood, cancerous testicles, cuban caveman, furry barnacle, get fragged faeflora, joe p for prez, lyrical joe perez, not hit block, peter falk

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:54 AM.