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Posted: 6/3/2009 12:17:13 AM
Can be the UGLIEST tie ever made.  This is not a fashion contest, it's a "who do they hand the keys to" contest.
 
No pimping or overdressing
 
Wanna look like Winnie the friggin Poo.
 
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Posted: 6/3/2009 1:01:59 AM
Never heard of Holt Renfrow but I'm sure he's banging..... can he design a tie in "Copen Blue" ???.... I will fedex you the Pantone codes if necessary.
 
I hope you are writing this garbage down by the way.
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Posted: 6/3/2009 6:13:15 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by FriedShrimp:

Never heard of Holt Renfrow but I'm sure he's banging..... can he design a tie in "Copen Blue" ???.... I will fedex you the Pantone codes if necessary.
 
I hope you are writing this garbage down by the way.

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Posted: 6/3/2009 6:17:08 PM
the one thing i will say is this
 
"DRESS FOR THE JOB YOU WANT, NOT THE JOB YOU HAVE"
 
That is advice my dad gave me coming out of college. I worked in an office that was business casual and wore a suit to work, cufflinks and all, everyday.  I was promoted 2x and became a top paid consultant within 2 years, at age 25.  Granted I have a MA and come from a top 10 school BUT the fact remains, the way you carry yourself is very, very important.  Obviously, the most important thing is work ethic and quality of work, but upper management care about image and the way you carry yourself. 
 
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Posted: 6/3/2009 11:42:17 PM
Hey platypus,

You need this as your avatar-

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Posted: 6/4/2009 12:48:34 AM
QUOTE Originally Posted by wallstreetcappers:

Hey platypus,

You need this as your avatar-

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it will be considered when Im sober

right now it looks too trippy

ya know?


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Posted: 6/4/2009 12:49:32 AM
like darkwing duck n garbage

used to freak me out
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Posted: 6/4/2009 3:27:00 AM
QUOTE Originally Posted by pederson16:

the one thing i will say is this
 
"DRESS FOR THE JOB YOU WANT, NOT THE JOB YOU HAVE"
 
That is advice my dad gave me coming out of college. I worked in an office that was business casual and wore a suit to work, cufflinks and all, everyday.  I was promoted 2x and became a top paid consultant within 2 years, at age 25.  Granted I have a MA and come from a top 10 school BUT the fact remains, the way you carry yourself is very, very important.  Obviously, the most important thing is work ethic and quality of work, but upper management care about image and the way you carry yourself. 
 
Good luck sir 

Cufflinks???.... During a recession 

Only when the garbage if flying but right now, we go "Icognito" and aim for "Professional and Organized"

This whole "work ethic" thing is a joke but you do have to be "ready" whenever those stupid bells ring. 

TOTALLY suck up to your boss/manager.  They are in a position to completely make or break your day.  Even if you hate their guts, try to see the good in them.  YOU will be in their situation at some point. 

If they like sushi, you love sushi.  If they like college football, so do you, if they like to talk about their daughters softball game, then SO DO YOU !!!.... Lot easier than slinging pie charts and doing actual work. 

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Posted: 6/4/2009 3:30:54 AM
Corporate America is full of nimrods but do not roll your eyes.  USE the system to your advantage.
 
This is like Tiger Woods playing golf.  He does not want a field of Jack Nicklaus's.  He would much rather prefer a field of nimrods so nimrods are good and great
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Posted: 6/4/2009 3:38:13 AM
Don't get all fashion and blingy but wear a blue blazer for the first two weeks every day.  Then throw it somewhere in your cubicle of office where everybody can see it.
 
You clean up nice man and you want everybody to remember that
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Posted: 6/4/2009 8:18:50 AM
QUOTE Originally Posted by platypus:

like darkwing duck n garbage

used to freak me out


Its "Perry the Platypus" from Phineas and Ferb kids show. Good stuff.


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Posted: 1/28/2010 4:54:17 PM
thanks for the advice guys. I've been banking 10% of my paycheque since they took me on full-time and its a nice little chunk even tho the stock hasn't moved much. 

Now I have another dilemma:

Me and another young guy are starting to overhaul how our dept does what they do. Mostly by making our audits run smoother, take less time, and less prone to human error. The excel stuff would really make second cream his pants.  In addition to programming, its analytical and logical garbage they should have done yrs ago. The same work, will soon be done in a qtr of the time.

We got a new director thats for the most part absent. How do we A. bring all this extra work to his attention without making it look like we're going over our managers heads and B. get the ability to take this bigger - to other depts in the same company - hopefully with more coin attached to our salaries
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Posted: 2/22/2010 11:36:43 AM
Buy the stock and after you accumulate enough shares you can purchase options to protect your investment in case the stock decreases in value.  Options (some of the time) can also be used to generate income from your shares.
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Posted: 12/15/2012 1:45:57 AM
How are those options coming along?
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Posted: 12/31/2012 10:03:15 AM
QUOTE Originally Posted by FriedShrimp:

Fine, do it your way.
 
Have you EVER seen a Diplomat NOT wear a tie though?
 
If you want to build wealth, then FOR SURE go buy a house.  One large enough to charge your roommates rent.  If you are gonna get all accountant on me then skip the box Wagon  and get a HOUSE not a condo.
 
401Ks are GREAT but there IS a penalty to withdraw early.  It's not huge (I think it is 10% but not sure) and then you gotta pay tax on it.  If you already own a place to live or in complete transition mode then I would say jump on the 401k but if you are convinced to live in whatever area you live in, go for the house.
 
I have lost so much friggin money in the stock market, it is painful but worst case in a real estate deal is about break even.  Meanwhile, you need a place to live, can write most of it off and collect cash money from your degenerate roommates. 
 
Also, when you are old enough to date, chicks dig dudes who own property.  At least the good ones do.
 
 
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It's not like you live in the heat of Florida, will you just "try" the tie for 30 days?
 
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One of my old girlfriends was from Toronto.  Classy operation up there.  
 
 

 

I own an apartment building - 6 suiter.  Never, ever buy real estate unless you can do your own repairs, have some great feel the area is appreciating, and you feel like you have a lot of time.  Managing yourself will take time off your life and companies doing it for you are extremely pricey.  Buy new so you have less headaches (10-15 years old).  The world isn't like it used to be and property isn't what it used to be.  Its a cash hog.  There is nothing going on in the national or world economy suggesting recovery. 

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Posted: 12/31/2012 10:08:02 AM
QUOTE Originally Posted by platypus:

thanks for the advice guys. I've been banking 10% of my paycheque since they took me on full-time and its a nice little chunk even tho the stock hasn't moved much. 

Now I have another dilemma:

Me and another young guy are starting to overhaul how our dept does what they do. Mostly by making our audits run smoother, take less time, and less prone to human error. The excel stuff would really make second cream his pants.  In addition to programming, its analytical and logical garbage they should have done yrs ago. The same work, will soon be done in a qtr of the time.

We got a new director thats for the most part absent. How do we A. bring all this extra work to his attention without making it look like we're going over our managers heads and B. get the ability to take this bigger - to other depts in the same company - hopefully with more coin attached to our salaries

1) Buy the company stock if you think the company is good.  You can lose your can even if your getting a discount.  My wife and I have done this with tow empoyers and the discount or match you get is very valuable if you feel good about the company and its future.  Many companies disappear even good ones.  I've worked for a few.  Remember Enron?

2) Max a 401K if you can, especially being young.  The more you put in now the better.  Its amazing what happens to your return over the years.  I've been maxing out for a long time.  If your company offers a match there, make sure you at leats hit the match.  Mine offers 5%, my wife's 4%.  You never leave money on the table.  It goes in tax free. You pay on teh backend, but you have more cin growing.

 

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Posted: 1/2/2013 1:46:17 PM

I prefer dividend paying stocks and real estate right now.  The key though is the price you buy in at.  Right now I think real estate is the best investment on the board. At least in my areas it is. The market is overvalued in my opinion and I think gold-silver are both higher than I would want to buy in at. Bonds are paying small yields that doesn't leave many options on the board.

I have been buying condo's (2005 or newer) in my area. I make 10% plus on every place I have purchased. And the resell values on the places have increased anywhere from 20% to 75% already. The key is to look for deals everyday. I look at listings every morning and have signed up for alerts to get notified when places come on the market.  Good deals don't last long so being quick is huge...especially on short sales.

Dividend stocks are safe and steady plays. Are quite a few companies that pay 4-6% that have good short term and long term prospects.  I would recommend a portfolio and that has stocks in at least 3 different sectors. And just roll over your dividends if you can.

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Posted: 1/6/2013 11:04:53 AM
QUOTE Originally Posted by sparty444:

I prefer dividend paying stocks and real estate right now.  The key though is the price you buy in at.  Right now I think real estate is the best investment on the board. At least in my areas it is. The market is overvalued in my opinion and I think gold-silver are both higher than I would want to buy in at. Bonds are paying small yields that doesn't leave many options on the board.

I have been buying condo's (2005 or newer) in my area. I make 10% plus on every place I have purchased. And the resell values on the places have increased anywhere from 20% to 75% already. The key is to look for deals everyday. I look at listings every morning and have signed up for alerts to get notified when places come on the market.  Good deals don't last long so being quick is huge...especially on short sales.

Dividend stocks are safe and steady plays. Are quite a few companies that pay 4-6% that have good short term and long term prospects.  I would recommend a portfolio and that has stocks in at least 3 different sectors. And just roll over your dividends if you can.

Where do you live first off?  Makes a dfference in the market for properties.

Are you buying properties that are foreclosed and in need of a lot of repair and then moving them. 20% to 75% value increase and you started buying in 05', your not getting that from just a price increase.  You must be buying garbage and rehabbing it.

I agree with dividend stocks.  They generally don't move up or down much so some time you have a loss in a year and some it moves up.  The dividend is the key but its not going to break your bank unless you have a ton of a stock. REINVEST always unless you need the money now.  You number of shares will just grow and grow.

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Posted: 1/6/2013 2:47:38 PM

The properties I buy are condo's that were built in 2005 or newer. I have properties in Michigan and Florida. The places I have purchased have needed little improvement. Sometimes I will make upgrades to get more rent in the long term. I have bought foreclosures and short sales. Short sales suck though...have been waiting to close on 2 places for almost 5 months now.

The key is to keep track of what comes available and to know the rental prices in each neighborhood. I am on the computer everyday looking for new deals. Good deals in my areas  don't last long now days. The foreclosures are getting 5+ offers and the short sales get offers in 2 days or less. Am waiting for 2 more short sales to close and close on a Florida place this month and I should be set with my portfolio.

The gains I have seen have occured the last year. The market is showing signs of life in my areas and the prices are starting to show it. Is some good pieces to still be had.... but they are much harder to find and you have to move fast to get them now.

I buy middle class condo's though... I would state prices but price is relative to the market in each area. Cheaper places offer more profit but more headaches. Higher end stuff offers fewer potential renters. I find that nice middle class places give a nice blend of profit and offer a nice sized rental pool. Just make sure to spend time finding quality tenants...its a huge thing.

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Posted: 1/6/2013 2:54:34 PM

Am working on a concept right now....I normally wouldn't share public but would love to hear feedback.

Am looking to build a 3 bedroom home to turn into a luxury 1 house hotel. Am going to build a theatre experience in the basement and will be looking to get action from alumni coming into MSU visiting for sporting events. Also would be a place for people to rent out for weddings-parties and to just watch sporting events.

Am going with 3 bedrooms to try and utilize groups/famlies coming in who would want a luxury/private experience without the hotel hassle.  Hotels in the East Lansing area run around $150 per night and are typically low quality. Am going to offer this place at $400 per night on average.

Feedback and/or criticism is welcome

 

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Posted: 1/6/2013 3:20:21 PM
It all depends on how often those events are happening in your vicinity + how many other householders in your area are already entertaining that thought or are already implementing it. If you can guarantee 70% occupancy annually - that would be a great business. 50% will break you even with all the taxes and levies and under that it would be a thrown away money and soon you'd be throwing parties for your wife's girlfriends for free
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Posted: 1/6/2013 3:31:50 PM

No others are doing it.  Michigan State's campus is 5 minutes away so you have people coming and going for sports and academics all of the time. Also alot of acts come to the Breslin Center and Wharton center.  

Would certainly want to get Brent Musberger in for a free visit ...guy is always giving out free plugs on the air. 

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Posted: 1/6/2013 9:12:26 PM
MSU campus 5 minutes away changes the picture. Why not? Give it a shot
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Posted: 1/6/2013 9:19:12 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by FriedShrimp:

Don't get all fashion and blingy but wear a blue blazer for the first two weeks every day.  Then throw it somewhere in your cubicle of office where everybody can see it.
 
You clean up nice man and you want everybody to remember that
I am senior options consultant in one of the leading companies in the industry - I shave once a week, before the weekend, dress sports casual and refuse to wear a wrist watch. No symbols anymore. Counts what I deliver. Nobody I see is wearing any suits. Only those who suck up to us from outside. That world is long gone 
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