'Found' Money

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  1. Estocada

    Estocada Well-Known Member

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    I left a company in 2013; the company was called Airgas (insert joke here). I had been contributing to the stock purchase plan as well as a stock option plan. When I left the company I took all the money and rolled it into a 401k, with my new company thinking ok...over and done.

    Well, AirLiquide purchased Airgas last year and paid a premium on the company. I noted at the time that I should have left my money there, etc. Well, I got a note from ETrade last week saying I had a few stock options that I hadn't been able to execute because the two year holding period hadn't expired from when I purchased them in 2011, 2012 and 2013 . I'd forgotten about them.

    So, I called up and Etrade, thinking oh, well, a few hunddy or something. When they told me the real number I tried to be cool and stuff, because it was a shitload more than I would have dreamed.

    And I don't even care if this comes across as bragging or humblebragging or whatever. I am one happy Reggie at this point. Best Thursday ever!
     
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    Put it in the bank
     
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    Estocada Well-Known Member

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    I'm gonna get crushed in this thread but I give 0 fucks.
     
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    Yeah, fuck that...this is FOUND money, like I just found a bag of loot. Other than taxes, I'm gonna treat myself.
     
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    :facepalm:
     
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    Hurry up! Spend it!

    :jj:
     
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    Actually, I talk big. More than likely, yeah it will all go in the bank. I got a junior in high school with good enough grades to get into a college with real trees and a campus and shit.
     
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    Help the site out. :gilaet:

    kidding
    congrats
     
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    Although I've been wanting a new treadmill for a long time. Mine is 20 years old and JUST WONT FUCKING DIE. my son dropped a weight on the plastic housing and I can sell all its innards while I run on it.
     
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    Yeah, I let my membership lapse, prolly should kick Dawg a buck for letting me spew my bullshit here.
     
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    you gonna donate $5 or $10 /month here?
     
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    They don't sell duct tape in your town? :rofl:
     
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    Read above, yeah...I gotta find all that PayPal crap.
     
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    Pay attention, we went over this already.
     
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    I sorta have gotta used to it. It's like when the Terminator gets all fucked up and you can see his red computer eye.
     
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    Nice! I wish I would have forgot about my stock options.. I cashed a few thousand out at 60 thinking there would be now way the company could go higher... Said the same thing at 80 thinking no way the company can go higher.. at 125 I said I'll hold here. didn't sell and it's been struggling to break $110. I could have made a few hundred thousand :(

    O and fuck Airgas. It was the only place where I interviewed and I didn't get the job.. The little twink was obviously nervous that I was a far better developer than he was... I know the person that they hire and he was a dolt...
     
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    Well, you still have a nice profit even now. Back when I really did options and seriously traded, I just wanted to make a profit; I learned to forget about trying to maximize trades. Never fret over making money.
     
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    They went to SAP before I left. It was a hodgepodge of legacy systems from acquired companies-a complete fucking mess. You could not get any data from certain 'companies' with Airgas. We missed a lot of opportunities because of that.