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    Paul Konerko
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  1. rhoskin5

    Methods to Save/Earn Money

    That's a good point Shack! My parents freak out about my travel expenses but I'd rather do these crazy Europe trips in my 20s rather than when I'm retired (and definitely not with little kids). My dad went from wanting to explore a lot of Europe to only wanting to do a river cruise there to probably not going now. My brother and I wanted to treat him to a whiskey tour on Islay in Scotland and he actually declined, part of it was in concern for my mom but he just wasn't that interested in the travel piece. This is something that he had expressed a ton of interest in just a few years ago, it's tough to see.
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    2018 Watercooler thread

    Patriot on Amazon was a quirky show that I enjoyed. Started The Expanse, streaming on Amazon and liked season 1, have kind of waned interest during season 2. Paterno on HBO had my blood boiling, and can't wait to watch the Andre the Giant special. Tried starting Black Sails but couldn't get into it, will probably drop after 3 episodes. Picked up Atlanta last night and I'm hooked.
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    Methods to Save/Earn Money

    Love this thread, lots of good suggestions rabbit that I didn't know of app wise. I recently signed up for the credit union my company has, trying to put $1k each month directly into a savings that has about a 1.5% rate on it. Trying to build up some liquidity again, and at some point want to reinvest into either another property (Milwaukee is a great area to buy a cheaper house or invest in a duplex and rent out a unit) or get back into the stock market with funds. I'm really intrigued though by real estate, I bought a condo in Chicago back in 2015 and have a 15 year mortgage on it with an insanely low rate (about 2.75%), and instead of selling it when I moved I rented it out and I'm making about $250/mth on average after expenses from that. I'd love to get to a point where I have a couple properties that I own and rent out and gives a solid base of income. After taking my last job I became really stressed because I ended up not getting along well with my boss, I felt my job was in jeopardy. It's worked out extremely well recently (he quit and I got his job) but it gave me perspective that having another strong source of income could allow me to take a break if needed or to pursue jobs that I want to do rather than need.
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    2018-19 NCAA Basketball thread

    QUOTE (southsider2k5 @ Apr 9, 2018 -> 10:37 AM) Also just saw a kid from my high school, Ryan Taylor, is going to grad transfer to Northwestern. He had interest from IU, Purdue, Mizzou, and UCLA to start with. Average 21.2 PPG last year. Illinois had a ton of interest in him and apparently vice versa, but Illinois has a staffer that used to coach him and the NCAA rejected their appeal to the rule that doesn't allow that. Fair ruling by the NCAA but still sucks.
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    2018 Video Game thread

    QUOTE (SoxFanForever @ Feb 23, 2018 -> 10:47 AM) Is anyone else as obsessed with Monster Hunter World as I am? The game is extremely deep and a lot of fun to play with randoms. My buddy is playing it a ton, I watched him play while hungover on Sunday. It looked alright, but not a game I'm that interested in personally. Bought Far Cry 5 and played about 40 minutes in it, seems like a Far Cry game haha. Hope it doesn't become too repetitive like the last one I played, but I should get at least a solid month or two of gaming.
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    **2018 Big ten Tournament**

    QUOTE (gatnom @ Feb 28, 2018 -> 02:23 PM) It would be a shame to miss out on the annual beatdown from Michigan in the BTT. Lol well played
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    NCAA basketball thread 2017-18

    Missouri finally offered Courtney Ramey, just a weird recruitment there.
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    Gun Violence in America

    QUOTE (StrangeSox @ Feb 20, 2018 -> 09:04 AM) I can't believe the number of people who actually suggest arming teachers as the solution. Double points for the venn diagram of "people who want to arm teachers" and "people who think teachers are lazy union thugs indoctrinating our children with liberalism" being a single circle. LOL so true... Can't give those teachers a raise, but how about a gun?
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    Gun Violence in America

    QUOTE (Jose Abreu @ Feb 15, 2018 -> 01:50 PM) I wish I were born 100 years later, or however long it takes for this to get sorted out. It really sucks growing up in this world, in this country, especially as a racial minority. I wasn't surprised in the least to learn that this guy was a member white supremacist group. Sometimes, something like this happens, or Vegas, etc. and I think that this could be the one that finally makes a change. But, if nothing happened after Sandy Hook, I think we're stuck like this until something even bigger than Vegas happens. At this rate, though, that might even be by the end of the year. I don't know what that tipping point could be at this point, and pretty scared to really think of just how large it would have to be.
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    Gun Violence in America

    That video...I'm at a loss for words...
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    2018 Watercooler thread

    Altered Carbon had its flaws, but I was enamored with that world and the story. That was a fun binge.
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    2018 Watercooler thread

    QUOTE (KyYlE23 @ Feb 14, 2018 -> 02:05 PM) I really liked Kinnaman and Hildagedo, and Chris Conner(the hotel/Poe) was awesome too I love Dichen, it was just a poorly written role. She needed to be a bit crazier or a bit saner, to me she was written too much in the middle where you question why she is acting the way she is (and not for a good reason). She's been great in many other series, including Dollhouse.
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    Sox sign Hector Santiago

    Got our new banner!
  14. QUOTE (Dick Allen @ Feb 12, 2018 -> 12:30 PM) Don Jr.s wife hospitalized after opening envelope that contained white powder. Sickening. Yikes, hope she is ok and those f***ers are caught.
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    Automobile Thread

    QUOTE (ChiliIrishHammock24 @ Feb 8, 2018 -> 12:47 PM) Not shocked it's delayed, shocked it's delayed by 6-8 months. The biggest reasons are apparently because they have now decided to make the Dual Motor variant BEFORE the Short Range battery (it was reversed), and they are also going to do international deliveries before that as well. So people in Canada saw their estimations MOVE UP 6-8 months. For being a Day 1 reservation holder, it's a real kick in the dick to suddenly drop to the very end of the priority line. They've done something like this for every major release, Tesla just can't hit their delivery dates here. Whatever the reason, they've been really poor in that area (and as someone who wants to see them succeed it's frustrating that they keep doing this).
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