On Aug 3, 2020:
i use a financial advisor now, but when i first was starting i did it all myself. if you are going to be hands off and let it grow with like index funds, run it yourself, if you want to get aggressive with frequent trades and actively manage it (tax loss harvesting and other aspects) you might have a financial advisor do it.
As for how to run it, i say it's dependent upon your options. when i started mine, my employer had a deal with fidelity that made all account types free on that site (this was at a time where that was not the case, there were account maintenance fees everywhere) now i think most of those fees are not around so go look at a few and see which interface you like best (because there are some bad ones - Merril Lynch) and pick one.
On Jul 31, 2020:
On Jul 15, 2020:
On Jul 13, 2020:
I played Pete Dye Golf Club in Bridgeport WV yesterday. FUCKING AMAZING course.
On Jul 10, 2020:
i had an exciting round yesterday. 64 on the front and 48 on the back. the greens were WILD fast. the reason i did so much better on the back is that i just used 1 club less than the distance on all approach shots on every hole on the back. I left it short and just chipped it on. I couldn't get anything to stick on the greens.
On Jun 30, 2020:
I made 400 on the superbowl, lost all of that plus 100 more betting golf. maybe i don't need sports to come back...
I'm hoboish at the moment. solid 3-5 inches of scraggy growth.
On Jun 29, 2020:
I used to open things and eat while i was in the store. i don't anymore.
i just finished the Dan Crenshaw book. It was a so-so book but the message is a good one (especially in this odd time we are living in). Before that I read Extreme Ownership by Jocko Willink (very good IMO). now i'm wrapping up a harry bosch book and just picked up the Pioneers about the settlement of Marietta and then follows Putnam and Cutler accross the NWT.
married for almost 11. dated for just over 8 before that (with a 2 month break)
i also wanted to say that i was fitted for a putter about a month ago and bought a max toe weighted putter my putting has dramatically improved, like 10' and in is finally better than 50% for me. If you have the opportunity to do that, i recommend it. The only reason i did it was because Ping was having a demo day at the muni while i was there on the range.
I played the muni by my house 3 weeks ago, shot a 101 but i had a 6 hole run where i was only 4 over (Par, bogey, double, birdie, bogey, par, bogey) then i had 2 11's on par 5's where i was chop suey.
2 weeks ago we went to myrtle beach and i played 36 holes 1 day and another 18 the last day of that trip. i played well, but 2 of the courses we played were humbling (like 135-140 slope ratings) i shot 112 at prestwick, 95 at indigo creek (honestly i can attribute 5 strokes to how poor that course's condition was). then i shot a smooth 102 (I'm proud of that score actually at Tidewater.
Last week I played Montour Heights and shot a respectable 106, that is a fun course and it was my first time seeing it, i was aiming at the wrong green on 2 different holes and added some strokes doing that.
looks pretty clean.
On Apr 14, 2020:
i inherited my dads and need to go through them
I'm going to use it to buy a TV for the basement.
On Mar 13, 2020:
not immediately, but yeah. italy, korea, china have all successfully combatted this thing with quarantines, there is no way to avoid it at this point. luckily our stable genius will be quicker to act than the italians, but that deadline is fast approaching. seems like much of europe is going the same direction and will similarly change course or suffer.
On Mar 11, 2020:
posted by ptown_trojans_1
Shut down the primary is dumb. I doubt that is what they meant.
They probably meant, Bernie needs to drop out, which he won't do yet.
I do doubt Bernie continues far into April. The map and math look worse than they did in 2016.
Last night showed voters he got in 2016 flipped to Biden this time around.
I've been thinking more and more 2016 was more anti-Hillary than pro-Bernie.
i think what we are seeing is that he was never going to get the black vote (no shit), the young bernie bros are too busy shitposting on twitter to register to vote, and that after 3 years of trump the "new progressives" that went for bernie last time came to their senses and said holy shit if we fuck this up again we'll get more trump. so they went for the safer candidate (time will tell if that is the right move).
On Mar 10, 2020:
i'm sorry, but it's hard for me to take ANY of these preppers seriously. maybe it's because of the fringe clowns that we seem to be exposed to, but also people like Jim Baker, and some of the clowns on the doomsday prepper show, but they are all sort of dumb.
that said, i had a neighbor in Houston who was a successfuly business man, not at all clownish, someone respectable, and he had like 36 months worth of supplies in a shipping container style room he built into his house. he had no toilet, and i forget what he said his plan for that was, but he also illegally (i watched him do it at night, by hand) drilled his own water well in the backyard. so maybe he was a little fringe-ish.
On Mar 9, 2020:
my old employer is down like 44% today. luckily i sold all my shares last year (at a substantial loss) so it's not as big of a gut punch for me.
On Mar 4, 2020:
posted by Spock
Warren probably being strong armed to stay in with the threat of Dems running someone against her for her seat
Also.....what was Bloomburg promised? Must have been big.
My guess is mini-Mike got a secretary position offered to him, Treasury, State. Something like that.