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by davetopia
Mon Dec 25, 2017 8:11 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: 1st, your education. Then...Location, Location, Location
Replies: 66
Views: 9030

Re: 1st, your education. Then...Location, Location, Location

I feel an IT an advanced degree and concentrating on coding like C++ actually hurts you in the career marketplace from my job hunting experience. I was also told that C++ is an old language and that it shows you are stuck in legacy code. You need to know the hot technologies for coding. And if you ...
by davetopia
Sun Mar 19, 2017 3:55 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: State Farm
Replies: 34
Views: 3588

Re: State Farm

We had a major catastrophe claim with State Farm several years ago. Experiences of my neighbors varied wildly depending on the adjuster and agent involved. Luckily, my agent was very well connected at corporate and was able to put our particularly problematic adjuster in his place. Most of the neigh...
by davetopia
Mon Dec 07, 2015 10:09 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Outdoor gas grill recommendation
Replies: 58
Views: 6625

Re: Outdoor gas grill recommendation

+1 Genesis S330. I have the natural gas model. It literally survived a hit by a F4 tornado. Weber customer service can't be beat either. Ours had a leaky gas tube. Called Weber on a Saturday and had the replacement part by Tuesday, no questions asked.
by davetopia
Fri Nov 13, 2015 11:29 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Worst night of my life [personal loan or cash out IRA to pay gambling debt]
Replies: 126
Views: 14068

Re: Worst night of my life [personal loan or cash out IRA to pay gambling debt]

If any of you frequent reddit, there was a thread where essentially the same thing happened to the reddit OP, but at a strip club. He mentioned that at one point before he blacked out it seemed like he was not in control of himself. I'm wondering if it's policy for these places to get license, ID, ...
by davetopia
Sat Dec 27, 2014 12:10 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Will local credit unions negotiate on loan rates?
Replies: 5
Views: 1052

Re: Will local credit unions negotiate on loan rates?

This was on a home loan, but I was able to get my CU to come down 1/8 to match another local bank, they just wanted the other offer in writing.
by davetopia
Mon Nov 21, 2011 11:05 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Peoria, IL (Drive from Chicago)
Replies: 36
Views: 3911

Re: Peoria, IL (Drive from Chicago)

The new terminal at PIA is really nice, and the flight from ORD is a breeze. I've never hd a problem with AM flights being cancelled, but others are right about the last flight of the night.

And go to Avanti's.